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RAMSES ALLENDE

PROJECTS A STAIR PROMENADE A LABYRINTH A WALL A FIELD CONDITION

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A STAIR PROMENADE

initial sketch

Promenade is a word that describes the experience as one is transported through a work of architecture. Its definition includes the effects of light, views, and spatial modifiers. It’s a word that is both an adjective, describes an architectural experience, and a noun, represents the observer’s path through the architecture. The objective of this project was to understand through abstract terms what it means to circulate a work of architecture. The design was split into two circulations: top and bottom circulation. The circulation of the top emphasized the framing of the landscape while the bottom circulation emphasizes the framing


initial iterations

The program list is the following: space for resting/sleeping, space for cleaning/ bathing, and a space for observing. Developing the site required the design to be developed in a subtractive matter, to carve it out of site. The initial iterations had to look at both the top and bottom circulation. The observer’s path was a primary concern, therefore, looking at the light quality and water quality was critical in building a space worthy of human interaction.

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A LABYRINTH

initial sketch Labyrinths traverse a fine line where confusion and order meet and become a spatial riddle. A labyrinth becomes more than a maze when the overwhelming amount of choices of where to go are abstracted. What’s left is a direct path which at points can divert into different spaces but ultimately leading you back on the dominant path. There are 3 labyrinths which had to use a primitive shape as a base. The labyrinths incrementally become more complex by increasing the number of turns required to find the exit. The simplest is two then eight then thirty-two turns.


initial iterations The spatial experience was generated from an architectural representation of a spider web. Fundamental to a spiderweb is its anchor thread and anchor points which act as the main structural support of the spider web. The vertices of the hexagonal base act like anchor points of a web, the walls are all angled towards one of the six vertices of the hexagon like the anchor threads of a web. The observer’s path is in constant movement. All walls, openings, and views create a web which holds together the labyrinths.


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final 2 turn labyrinth

final 8 turn labyrinth

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A WALL: PRECEDENT ANALYSIS

precedent sketches The Kukje gallery is located in Seoul, South Korea, the design of the gallery is divided into two interconnected concepts, one for the interior and the other for the exterior. The interior is a columnless space where the client asked for an exhibition area which was meant to have as little architectural detail as possible so to not distract and hold back the experience of viewing art. The project pushes all the transition spaces to the edge of the property to maximize the total area of the exhibition space, this affects the next concept of the precedent, the mesh. The mesh reacts to the first movements made in the interior by blurring the definition of the gallery. It also creates in-between spaces that one can inhabit , they’re defined by the concrete wall of the gallery and the stretched mesh.


A WALL

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The in-between space of a school and a street. A wall which is given thickness in order to carve out its circulation The site is the design school DASH, in Miami, the school asked for a transition space that defines the edge of the school and the street. The program list is the following: a space that could be used to display art from the students, have a coffee shop, and a bookstore. Given a precedent a liveable wall needs to be generated. initial sketch


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A FIELD CONDTION

initial sketches A field condition is a matrix of repeating elements that try to establish relationships between each other rather than an overarching relationship to the whole. The parts are greater than the whole. This idea tries to develop the program in tandem with the landscape it sits on, so it becomes an extension of the field. To achieve this the field condition must emphasize “local connections� or the spaces in-between the different elements that make up the field condition.

The field condition came from the intersection of a normal cartesian grid that is intersected by a diagonal axis. The points where the different axes intersect generate program by pulling the field up.


initial field condition model iterations

initial field condition iterations


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