Nicholas LoCicero University at Buffalo Architecture 201 Fall 2010 Nerea Feliz
Coordinator: Jean LeMarche Professor: Nerea Feliz
Sophomore Fall 2010 Project One: Analysis of Precedent 1. Diagraming The Living Wall 2. Diagraming The House 3. The City of Buffalo Analysis 4. Library Analysis Project Two: The Library 1. Site Analysis 2. Library Analysis 3. Precedent Analysis 5. Program 6. Book Core 6. Design
For This Project we looked back at our final projects from freshman year in order to get a better understanding of the work we had done as well as get a better understading of diagraming.
Diagraming The Living Wall
Entry Exterior Public Space
Sleeping Space InteriorPublic Space
Sleeping Space InteriorPublic Space Circulation
Sleeping Space InteriorPublic Space Entry Fracture Rick Roll Naterior Twister Tri-Plex The Shield
The first step in analysis was to understand the creation of the home and the process that the architect underwent to create it. This analysis was done with a focus on building elements, including structure, program, circulation etc.
Diagraming The House
Horizontal Linear Elements
Horizontal and Vertical
Building Elements In Plan
The next step in our analysis was to look a a much broader scale. The City of Buffalo provided one such focus. The City allowed for a broader look at elements that not only included program and circulation but also typology, population movement and many other important elements. I worked in collaboration with Hyeongmo (Tino) Goo on this project.
Analysing The City
Parking & Vacant Buildings
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1 mile to
n 1 mile
Parking lot Re-Programing
PARKING LOT RE-PROGRAMMING 2 MIN
KEEP PARKING LOTS
5 MIN 4 MIN 5 MIN 3 MIN
PARKING SPOTS IN DOWNTOWN
OVERALL OVER RAGE BY PARKING
ZONE 3 - NEW GREEN AREA
NEW DESIGNED DISTRICTS
ZONE 1 - NEW ENTERTAINMENT
ZONE 2 - NEW OFFICE
COVER RAGE BY STREET PARKING
The final step in our analysis was to look at possible precedents for our final project. We were broken up into groups of two and told to analyze specific libraries that held unique qualites and compare them. The two libraries we were assigned were the Beinecke Library and the Exter Library. I worked in collaboration with Hyeongmo (Tino) Goo on this project.
Solid and Void
BOOKS STUDY SPACE STORAGE
Our final individual project was to create a library that addressed many condidtions, including the site we were assigned, the problems that many surrounding campus libraries face as well as many other elements.
A M P
Points Traffic T
The first step was to analyze the site. I looked at the paths that crossed the site as well as the most ideal points of entry. I also looked at the most desired views from the site. Using this information I laid a grid over the the site that would conform to entry and the desired views of the site. I also looked at how the circulation on and around the library would change.
Special Collections Library Rare Books
Beinecke Library Books
Program Layout and Circulation
Next I chose and analyzed both a precedent library and the colletction from the University at Buffalo North Campus. The Precedent that I chose was the Beinecke Library that I had analyzed in the previous project and found that I could take elements of the Beinecke Library in order to create a more comprehensive Special Collections Library at the University at Buffalo
Book Core Buffer Zone
The elements that I took from the Beinecke Library can be seen both conceptually as well as in plan. Here you can see that the focus of the library is around the book core. This core was seen as almost sacred and a praised place within the Beinecke Library and I sought to mimic this idea within my library. Where as the Beinecke Library has a solid within a void, my library has an outer shell that wraps my book core.
Book Core Exhibition Space Offices Individual Study Communal Study Computers Cafe Storage
I created a skin typology for my book core that creates a light filtration so as to protect the books, as well as provide shelving. The Size of the shveling fluxuates as the volumes of the books become larger.
This is the portfolio from the fall semester of sophomore year of undergraduate architecture at the University at Buffalo