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D A C T I V E C A S I NO / H OT E L / R E S O R T

S H O P P I NG / E NT E R TA I NM E NT

H OT E L / R E S O R T

C A S I NO / H OT E L / R E S O R T

H OT E L / R E S O R T

C A S I NO / H OT E L / R E S O R T

S H O P P I NG / E NT E R TA I NME NT

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destination open piazza


A MPLIFYING AWARENESS AT L A N T I C C I T Y R E - T R E AT

Through a choreographed sequence of indoor, outdoor, veiled and framed spaces, architecture can evoke memory and encourage socializing, nestling and heighten awareness. If a sequence of spaces is designed with differing architectural qualities, then the experience of the collection of spaces will heighten awareness, engage the senses and ultimately promote well being. I am proposing a senior housing facility with supporting programmatic elements as the vehicle for testing how to create a phenomenal experience of spatial sequences that amplify awareness through spaces that set the stage for retreating into the community and engaging the surroundings of Atlantic City. Architecture can frame, veil, suggest and evoke memory. Through a choreographed sequence of programmed spaces, the senior citizens are encouraged to be part of a community as well as to re-establish connections to surroundings, which ultimately promotes self confidence.

Baltimore 153 miles 2hrs 46 mins


New Jersey New York

129 miles 2hrs 15 mins

Philidelphia 62 miles 1hr 8 mins

Atlantic City

A t l a n t i c O c e a n


APARTMENT BUILDING

APARTMENT BUILDING

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS

RESTAURANT / FOOD

SITE

APARTMENT BUILDING

APARTMENT BUILDING

COMMUNITY BUILDING

APARTMENT BUILDING

COMMUNITY BUILDING

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

APARTMENT BUILDING

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES

PRIVATE HOMES COMMUNITY BUILDING

PRIVATE HOMES


RESTAURANT / FOOD

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

FO OD

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

RESTAURANT / FOOD

FO OD FO OD SMAL L B U S IN ES S E S FO O D

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

RESTAURANT / FOOD

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

S MA L L B U S I NE S S E S RESTAURANT / FOOD

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

RESTAURANT / FOOD FOOD

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

S MA L L B U S I NE S S ES

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

RESTAURANT / FOOD

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD

HOTEL / RESORT

FO O D

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

RESTAURANT / FOOD SMALL BUSINESSES F OO D FOOD RESTAURANT / FOOD

FO O D FO O D

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

RESTAURANT / FOOD

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD FOOD

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

FOOD FOOD

RES TAU R A NT / F O O D

HOTEL / RESOR T

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

RESTAURANT / FOOD

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

FOOD FOOD

CASINO / HOTEL / RESORT

RESTAURANT / FOOD

SHOPPING / ENTERTAINMENT

FO OD

RES TAU R A NT / F O OD SMA LL B U S I NE S S

H OT EL

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HOT E L

HOT EL

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS

HOT EL

SMALL BUSINESS


A M P L I FY I N G AT L A NT I C

AW A R N E S S :

E N G A G I N G

C ITY :

THE EXISTING OR GANIZATION OF T H E C I T Y I S ST RUC T URED A S A SEQUEN C E OF CO NTR AS TI NG S I TUATI O NS ;

APAR T ME NT BU ILD I N G

APAR T ME NT BU ILD I N G

APAR T ME NT BU ILD I N G

P R I VAT E HO ME S

APAR T ME NT BU ILD I N G

APAR T ME NT BU ILD I N G

P R I VAT E HO ME S

JUX TAPOSITION OF NEIGHBORHO OD A N D C I T Y, RE T REAT A N D CON N EC T I ON .


C AS INO / HOTE L / R E SO R T

SHO P PI NG / E NTE R TAI NM EN T

HOTE L / RE SO R T

C AS INO / HOTE L / R E SO R T

HOTE L / RE SO R T

C AS INO / HOTE L / R E SO R T

SHO P PI NG / E NTE R TAI NME N T


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Terraced living loops over hang the boardwalk and create unique conditions for gardens and balconies

Terraced living loops over hang the boardwalk and create unique conditions for gardens and balconies

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circulation loop around outdoor space provides constant orientation

SLOPED BOARDWALK ENTRANCE

SLOPED BOARDWALK ENTRANCE

Tea Bridge

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Neighborhood loop circulation loop around outdoor space provides constant orientation

Stacked

CITY FRONT / BEACH FRONT: Fluid transition from street level to beach level . Uninterrupted view & path. TERRACED TOWARDS BEACH AND SHIFTED


The plane folds up and becomes both a shading device for the piazza areas and a sky frame. The perforated plane activates the ground as the ever changing unique shadows dance across the market floor.


Housing

Exchange

Outdoor performance areas

The site is an entire block and the mass is made of two layers with public space on the lower layer and private space on the upper layer. It is where the upper and lower floors touch that the private and public meet and the exchange begins. Public and private meet at the vertical circulation cores. These cores have strategically placed windows allowing the theatre students to be seen circulating through the curtain wall.


Competition, Dekalb Market: “contain your garden� a container for boutique urban growth. An urban garden seems like a paradoxical idea, but housing garden functions in a compact space, like a shipping container, truly urbanizes a garden. an asher/finkelstein production


original container

remove short side

glaze entry

cut long side _ counter/storefront

green roof/water filter

These containers are designed to store goods, so part of it is dedicated to the storage of water, collected on the container’s roof, which is modified into a water-filtering green roof. The water stored in the cistern is then used to feed plants, which can then be distributed to the public from this compact retail space. The long end of the container has been cut, and hinges open to create both a counter and a storefront window. One of the short sides has been turned into a glass door. The container can be opened to allow ample light, gardening enthusiasts, and customers during the day, and secured at night.


, a Polymorphic Installation: DANAUS ADanaus POLYMORPHIC INSTA An exploration of the transitional Danaus is an exploration of the transitional process from 2D drawing to a 3D object, comparable to a processfrom which an2D abstract drawings architectural drawing translates process to ainto a tangible functional object in space. 3D object comparable to a graphics, process Back in January we started,with the simple idea of anamorphic where we created the illusion of a complete shape from one perspective, made up of fragmented pieces. The idea has evolved into a complex transitional form. which an abstract architectural After entering the building the viewer is confronted with the complete perspective of a cube, represented with a two dimensional hexagon. continuing, the viewer drawing translates into After a tangible realizes that the shape is actually projected on multiple surfaces. From the stairs, the viewer can see the morphological process. The voids transition from 4 to 5, and functional object in with space . Wethem then 6-sided polygons. The voids also grow in size, the space between diminishing as they push together, creating a more porous surface. started with a simple idea of The final transformation dictates the depth of the extrusion. The pieces change from almost paper thin at the bottom, growing to approximately 10-inches deep. At the anamorphic graphics... top, the installation provides placement for storing flyers and papers in front of the administrative offices.

Project Team Professor: Ammar Eloueini Team Leaders: Jazzy Li, Kevin Franklin, Andrew Graham, Jade Jiambutr, Rachel Finkelstein, Nick Gervasi, Chris Tellone Members: Michael Landry, Sam Levin, Jason Levy, Alissa Kingsley, Xiaoyun Li, Nora Schwaller, Sean Fisher, Cat Chanski, Michael Murray, William Trakas, Ana Teran, Zach Sarandos

RHINO SCRIPT

generates a grid of points that increases in distance from each other and randomization.

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GRASSHOPPER DEFINITION

creates the basic 3D wireframe based on the generated points with their local relationships

Option Explicit Call RandPts() Sub RandPts() Dim pi : pi = Rhino.Pi Dim l : l = Cos(pi/6) Dim n : n = 2*Cos(pi/6) Dim m : m = Sin(pi/6) Dim dblMultiplier : dblMultiplier = 100 Dim dblCoefficient : dblCoefficient = 1.015 Dim dblRandscalar : dblRandscalar = 0.000 Call Rhino.EnableRedraw(vbFalse) Dim i,j Dim k : k=0 For j=0 To 60*m Step 3*m For i=0 To 30*n Step 2*n

Dim p : p = (dblCoefficient^i)*(dblMultiplier) Dim q : q = (dblCoefficient^j)*(dblMultiplier) Dim r : r = (p-18)*(q-35)*(2*Rnd - 1)*dblRandscalar Dim s : s = (p-18)*(q-35)*(2*Rnd - 1)*dblRandscalar Dim u : u = p+r Dim v : v = q+s

Dim u1 : u1 = p1+r1 Dim v1 : v1 = q1+s1 Dim arrPt1 : arrPt1 = Array(u1,v1,0) Call Rhino.AddPoint(arrPt1)

INPUT CURVES

Dim r1 : r1 = p1*q1*(2*Rnd - 1)*dblRandscalar Dim s1 : s1 = p1*q1*(2*Rnd - 1)*dblRandscalar

REMOVE SELECTIVE EDGES

Dim p1 : p1 = (dblCoefficient^(i+n))*(dblMultiplier) Dim q1 : q1 = (dblCoefficient^j)*(dblMultiplier)

OUTPUT DELAUNAY CURVES

Dim arrPt : arrPt = Array(u,v,0) Call Rhino.AddPoint(arrPt) Else

INPUT POINTS GENERATED FROM RHINO SCRIPT

If k Mod 2 = 0 Then

End If Next k = k+1 Next Call Rhino.EnableRedraw(vbTrue) End Sub

lower wall render

Thanks to: Sim Ward, Dina Lopez, Sean McGuire, Ella Camburnbeck, Rachel Billow, Kate Murray, Sitee Srisukri, Michael Levin, Sheryl Romeo, Ashley Fisher, Mark, Pornthip Tangsiritanes, Ian Fisher, Brad Rohman, Maddie Ross, Pariya Sripakdeevong, Janice Oppenborn, Greg Mandelman, Jaturont Nipatak


We started with a simple idea of anamorphic graphics, where we created the illusion of a complete shape from one perspective, made up of fragmented pieces. The idea evolved into a complex transitional form. After entering the building, the viewer is confronted with the complete perspective of a cube, represented with a two dimensional hexagon. After continuing, the viewer realizes that the shape is actually projected on multiple surfaces. From the stairs the viewer can see the morphological process. The voids also grow in size, with the space between them diminishing as they push together, creating a more porous surface. The final transformation dictates the depth of the extrusion. The pieces change from almost paper thin at the bottom, growing to approximately 10 -inches deep. At the top, the installation provides placement for storing flyers in front of the administrative offices.


Grow Dat, Youth Farm: To design and build a farm and supporting structures using innovative design and utilizing shipping containers while working with the existing landscape. To create a learning environment where the youth of New Orleans can learn the meaningful work of growing food while gaining valuable experience of working with others and

cultivating new skills “Our mission is to nurture young people through the meaningful work of growing food,” says Gilligan. “We will work with several high schools and youth organizations to recruit paid interns and teach them how to grow vegetables and fruit and prepare them for market.” The high school students also will have classes in cooking, nutrition and finance.


A vegetation screen was designed to further shield the exterior of the containers from the heat of the day. The vegetation screen would be used on the front elevation.


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Piazza de la Santa Maria della Pace A church in Rome just a few blocks from Piazza Navona, Piazza de la Santa Maria della Pace is almost hidden by the neighboring buildings. There is a path on axis with the small piazza of Maria della Pace. This path becomes a narrative where only at specific points the neighboring buildings allow a peak at the framed views of the church which becomes the plot. As the narrative unwraps and the path brings the viewer closer, the viewer becomes framed by the piazza.


Model of the journey toward Maria della Pace. There are three twists in the journey creating three unique framed views of the church. The drawing shows each of the three views overlaid onto the specific locations of the view on the map.


Civil Rights Museum clad in history

Rich in Civil Rights history, the neighborhood is viewed by the visitor through the perforated screen made of a series of screens that recreate the famous “I have a dream speech� by Dr. Martin Luther King. Looking through the speech at the neighborhood, the visitor can see where many of the important events that impacted both the neighborhood and the movement took place Offering opportunities for both reflection and education, the spacial experience of weaving in and out of the perforated wall system allows the viewer to experience history in a completely new way. As they take in more information, the viewer is literally heightened and removed from society as the ramp reaches the top gallery.


View of Front Facade with The I Have a Dream Speech as an educational facade

View of letter facade from main lobby

View of gallery clad in the negative space created by the letters

View of ramped walkway between galleries


The elements on the lower level are each separate and can function as independent buildings. The exhibition is the looping, linking element that connects each of the lower elements as it bridges from one roof top to the next. This allows for an undisturbed connection on the lower level for visitors, not limited to the museum visitors, to pass through to the community

5 4 3 garden.

5 SEPARATE ELEMENTS

4 BRIDGES, MOMENTS OF CONNECTION

3 MODES OF CIRCULATION: FAST MEDIUM SLOW


2 1 0 2 TYPES OF SPACES: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC

1 LINKING LOOP OF EXHIBITION SPACES

UN INTERRUPTED PATH TO COMMUNITY GARDEN


Gallery Space Clad in Panels made from the negative space of the letters

Front Facade with The I Have a Dream Speech on right side

Shadow Collage on wall opposite letter wall

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A small sample of my work

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