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DESIGN is the power to

manipulate materials and the environment to create functional & aesthetically pleasing spaces, despite constraints.


SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

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THE LUXE HOTEL

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BON SEJOUR RESTAURANT

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FARNSWORTH HOUSE

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SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

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INSPIRATION

Heavy, high-heat-capacity material that can absorb and store a signiďŹ cant amount of heat.

The Earth has the capability to stabilize a consistent temperature for the whole year The phenomenon of thermal mass is that the deeper into the earth you go, the more consistent the temperature remains yearround. Most fluctuations in temperatures occur closer to the surface of the earth.

Matmata Low annual rainfall (100-250 mm) Unevenly distributed by time and space. Area is very arid Temperatures frequently exceed 40 degrees C during summertime


Earth sheltering was used to protect inhabitants from extreme daytime heat and cold nights. The earth uses thermal mass to stabilize temperatures year-round. By building underground, ground level can be used for other purposes such as agriculture. There will not be loss of heat from inďŹ ltration. The resource is unlimited and sustainable to the earth. Energy savings are equivalent to 75%.

Modern Applications Lishman, Underground home Carlos Ferrater, Fitness Center Matthew Fromboluti, Underground skyscraper


synopsis

Using the underground dwellings from Matmata and some other structures from the present, I draw my inspiration for a residential space that is focused on using the earth as a thermal insulator to avoid using a heating and cooling system. From the homes in Matmata, I borrowed the idea of a central courtyard that would produce the majority of the light in the space. The rooms are arrayed around this courtyard that produces light but also acts as a focal point. The Berber people produced this concept that effectively distributes light in all directions and makes underground living possible. I looked to the modern applications for inspiration on ventilation and bringing in even more light into the space. After observing the three structures, I created light wells that bring in more light to individual rooms. I also used the concept of different ground levels towards my advantage and created the light wells through that. Ventilation is an important aspect of underground construction since underground dwellings can often lack fresh air. All the windows will be operable at the client’s convenience. I also used a system of slitted walls to allow air flow from room to room.


FLOOR PLAN - LEVEL 1


FLOOR PLAN - LEVEL2


SECTION C


SECTION D


These diagrams illustrate how sunlight and ventilation travel throughout the space. The “central courtyard” allows for sunlight to be distributed throughout the rooms that are arrayed around it. Various levels make it possible to have additional windows to bring in light. Although the space is underground, it is thoroughly ventilated through the window systems and slotted walls. Air can be distributed evenly and effectively this way.

DIAGRAMS


RENDERINGS


THE LUXE HOTEL

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CONCEPT “The passage and reflection of light through different mediums.”


AFTER


BEFORE

THE LUXE HOTEL In the design phase for the Luxe Hotel, I came up with a basic concept for the layout of the reception space. However, it was only during the process of creating construction documents that I fully developed my design concept. I was forced to evaluate my lighting plan and how it related to the various systems needed to run the space. By recreating my reflected ceiling plan, I was not only able to accommodate mechanical systems, but also to enhance the design concept.


HOTEL FLOOR PLAN


HOTEL RCP


FURNITURE SELECTIONS

MATERIAL SELECTIONS


TEL AVIV CULTURAL CENTER

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C U LT U R A L TEL C E N T E R AVIV

LOBBY


FLOW. CONTINUITY. SEAMLESS.

PROGRAM Lobby ( 3317 sq ft) Restaurant (4907 sq ft) GUIDE Lounge (2249 sq ft) TOTAL

Art Gallery (4822 sq ft)

Classroom

Conference Room

Auditorium (9834sq ft)

Library

OfямБces

Garden (1576 sq ft)

Seating Areas

30,621 Level 1

14,538 Level 2


bubbles level 1

blocking

restaurant

circulation

gallery

restaurant

auditorium

lounge gallery

courtyard

core

lobby

auditorium

core

stair case

lobby

level 2

conference room

library lounge

break room

library conference room

offices classroom

offices core

classroom core stair case

THE PROCESS


LEVEL 1 FLOOR PLAN


LEVEL 2 FLOOR PLAN


C U LT U R A L TEL C E N T E R AVIV

RESTAURANT


C U LT U R A L TEL C E N T E R AVIV

GALLERY


SEATING AREA


LIBRARY


SKILLS

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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS MONUMENTAL STAIR CASE


OBJECTIVE Design and document a monumental stair case connecting two floors of an existing building.

The design of a stair that isaesthetically pleasing, has awell developed construction scheme, and is highly functional.


HAND DRAFTING


3D RENDERING


EXHIBIT DESIGN NEOCON 2012

Since Harrington is a premier educator in the interior design industry, a presence at the showby way of a 20’ x 20’ booth, has been determined to be a necessary component to its brandidentity. The mission is to increase awareness of Harrington College of design both locally and beyond.



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