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design 4

professor: michael chen in this studio, we look at the building typologies of slab and tower. we begin to combine both qualities from precedent analysis and formal understanding of the site to design two projects over the course of the semester.


ASAKUSA CULTURE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER rachel bouraad _ hannah kim _ prof. m.chen x.ray . analysis

precedent anaylsis: ASAKUSA TOURISM CENTER


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winner of ‘Most Innovative Structural System’ for the Design 202 SP19 Project C Awards

a study in the relationship of programmatic masses to interstitial spaces. programmed spaces are held in the air by localized and disparate ‘lily pad and stem’ columns and supports, and connected by specific circulatory routes. the space between the programmed spaces becomes a public zone for the enjoyment of ambient qualities of the program - a theater and production company


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professor: lapshan fong this semester was about understanding the fundamentals of line, plane, solid, and then hybridizing the elements to create an architectural folly formal abstraction and hybridization soon became a way to take seemingly arbitrary forms and turn them into a breeding ground for spatial + tectonic relationships I explore the simple geometry of the square, and delve into the physical construct of a hypercube, building and drawing new relationships iteration by iteration


abstract drawings, formed by creating a rule set to find like-forms and conditions (right) , were threedimensionalized into linear and planar systems. one system being boxes suspended and offset into one another using a system of a-prime and b-prime points along a diagonal axis. (above)


a planar system, comprised of L-shapes forming rings, interlock and break eachother depending on the hierarchy of components and symmetricality


early study-models of hybridization between the linear and planar systems, testing the relationship betweent the two and varying the dominance one has over the other, as well as tectonic conditions.


linear and planar systems

hybridization diagram


final model

section through final project


final project

my final project explores the connection between one cube suspended within another, the relationship between the points of each, how some might dominate, or when that geometrical relationship could take the form of a planar element, and begin to break the boundaries of the aggregation.


this drawing is a two-dimensional exploration of a form I studied in design this semester, the tesseract. I looked at how the tesseract would behave if aggregated, how some could act as a ‘mothership’ unit, controlling and encroaching onto others, and what kinds of shadows these four-dimensional processes would cast in 2D


design 3

professor: anne nixon we began looking at precedent analysis to consider both the implications of a mat-type building and the application of it onto different sites, then adding a courtyard and program consideration to our final projects my precedent was the railway workshop by e. freysinnet which allowed me to consider the structure and geometry of the conical shell and how that could be adapted ultimately, my final project was a consideration of spatial cracking and materiality to aid that quality


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interior perspective and geometrical diagrams relating the spatial experience of a conical shell to its form

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site analysis - brooklyn brige park for an analysis of a site for a small project, I began to survey and observe the social climate of brooklyn bridge park, including scheduled formal events. as documented on the site’s social calender and turned into a vertical band visually representing the density of activity into the span of a year the density of points on a map represents amounts of people at different times of day, data collected by a number of classmates and park-goers

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GEOMETRICAL FORMATION OF CONICAL SHELL

SCAFFOLDING FOR PHYSICAL CONSTRUCTION OF CONICAL SHELL

logic matrix of structural development from e. freysinnet’s conical shell

DEFORMATION

VARIATIONS OF ROOF GROWTH

SECTION PERSPECTIVE

SEPCULATIVE ELEVATION

section and elevation, exploring possiblities for endless growth


structural analysis as an exploration of structural fluidity, I expanded on the patented scaffolding by e. freyssinet, and began to look at it as an opportunity for a series of lines that could move in space, and possibly become a less fixed form above are study models - exploring the concept with different joints, configurations, and numbers of components.


project A final: a proposal for an art shed in brooklyn bridge park interior perspective, sections, elevations, and isometric


final project a proposal for an extension of the met cloisters, my project focuses on spatial cracking of volumes, and how the separation of program through this cracking can be bandaged together via circulation. a roof system is taken the brooklyn bridge park proposal, and focuses on how light can be projected into the space via openings in the roof, and how those openings might also guide the user through space


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professor: michele gorman

this studio took the skills previously learned in design 101, and began to consider site and the occupant in a more focused and specific way. from analysis of the body to formal abstraction from the site - a brooklyn townhouse - as a precedent, my project combined both the formal implications of circulation as a mapping of the body and circulation as a form of space-making.

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section of final project and street perspective

final project

proposal for a studio space and exhbitition, following the needs of an artist and curator, consideration of light, private/public circulation, and art as performance. this perspective describes the experience of the ‘underbelly’ and the public performance of circulation to the street


representation 2

professor: philip lee this course focused on the analysis on a house. we were given the house of the future by alison and peter smithson my analysis focused on how the gaze/view of one occupant to another could both shape the form of the house itself and the imposition of program from one occupant onto another I used multiple forms of representation, experimenting with hatch and layering of line to represent a spatial/atmospheric condition


I M AG E C A P T I O N

O R I G I N A L P L A N A N A LYS I S B A S E D O N F LO O R S E A M S

plan analysis extracting related geometries to construct a plan based on arcs and tangent lines

P L A N A N A LYS I S - T R AC K I N G F LO O R S E A M S A N D F U R N I T U R E C U R V E S


G E N E R AT I N G P L A N - F LO O R S E A M S A N D I N T E R P C R V/ P O LY L I N E S G E N E R AT I N G P L A N - F LO O R S E A M S A N D I N T E R P C R V/ P O LY L I N ES

S EC T I O N A N A LYS I S S EC T I O N A N A LYS I S

constructed plan and section


FLOOR SEAMS

POINTS OF CONNECTION AND CENTROIDS

MAJOR GUIDING COURTYARD LINES

CONNECTING POINTS AND LINES

HARSH POLYLINES AND COMPUTER-INTERPRETED CURVES

SOFT PLAN

digital construction process diagram


programmatic heat map


using ‘peeking paths’ generated by points in plan from seams in the floor and tangent to the geometries of the furniture - furniture is rearranged and burst open to break any facade of privacy within the house. the house is on display to the public, and the people who circulate through it are on display to one another. this drawing represents an honest future, where transparency is represented in both how one uses space and how space is framed.


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representation 3

professor: otto ruano in this representation course, we analyzed both architecturally conventional precendents - ie farnsworth house - and objects that have qualities that could have interesting architectural consequences - ie sneakers combining both, the final project became a showroom for the sneaker itself, exhibiting those qualities in the space and showcasing the show


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exploring mies using geometrical analysis of the golden ratio and vray rendering, I explore the spatial consequences of the three-dimensional grid used in the farnsworth house by mies van der rohe. geometry’s impact on experience can be explored through perspectival views of the house that are directly related to the materiality and placement of travertine tiles.


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final project partnered work with crystal griggs proposition for a show room on myrtle avenue for a nike shoe. using performative elements from the shoe itself, we begin to think about spatial qualities that might fit the program of a show room - display - rest - observation - interaction - attraction


CURVE CURVATURE OF SOLE OF SHOE

FORMWORK FOR SEATING AND LIGHT

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