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RAND ZALZALA M. ARCH 1 Applicant


designer, traveler, & philanthropist The following work presents my attempts to understand the relationship of human experiences with space, and vice versa.


CONTENTS STUDIO

Avoidance Double House Archive Center

PROFESSIONAL

Amy Reichert Design Oberlin College Competitions // CANstruction

PERSONAL

Playing With Light & Shadow


1. avoidance Oberlin College ARTS 089, Spring 2016 Professor Johnny Coleman This pavillion is a reflection to a short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omela,� by Ursela Le Guin. The plot addresses a utopia that is based on injustice and the misery of a single child. Everyone in Omelas is willing to accept this unnerving reality to live, while the ones who walk away represent those of us who are unwilling to turn a blind eye to corruption.


_CONCEPT

Idea The concept of avoidance in the course of an itinerant was manifested in a triangular structure at whose center lies a void, and walls lie various openings to the outside - the epitome of avoidance.


_PROCESS

Circulation Study The void and openings were designed to be experienced from different angles, to emphasize the extent of avoidance.


_FOCUS

“To exchange all the goodness and grace of every life in Omelas for that single, small improvement: to throw away the happiness of thousands for the chance of the happiness of one: that would be to let guilt within the walls indeed�

Openings throughout slanted roof/ceiling to provide an outlook

Inifinity stairs around central void

Sturdiness of building relies on only two points

Tip of building is slanted but barely touches the ground


_MODEL


_EXPERIENCE


2. double house Harvard GSD, Career Discovery June 2015 Instructor: Kevin Murray An excercise that combines two logics into one coherent whole. This project is an interpretation of two characters personalities, hobbies, behaviours - to create intersectional spaces they can inhabit through the manipulation of thresholds, circulation, solid & void, and a confined envelope.


_STUDY Site

_Property faces street towards NE >> ease of access _Tall buildings [5+ stories] to the South, East, and West >> sense of privacy _Park/Playground in the back >> natural view _Private homes to the North and West >> quiet spaces

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Client Character

‘Zero’; Grand Budapest Hotel

Needs > Open spaces that are very private > Small number of windows, no interaction with neighbors > Multiple stories/levels to climb to; staircases > Private reading / hiding space > Space to share with his lover

Private / Shy / Quiet / Adventurous > Multiple stories and views of the neighborhood > Open yet private fenestration > Less privacy / open space for friends and neighbors > Room for storage ‘L.B. Jeff’; Rear Window Photographer / Curious / Hoarder


_PROCESS

Program _Residence provides L.B. Jeff with access to ‘watch’ the neighborhood, & Zero with a large, hotel-like living space that is welcoming to guests as well as private/secure personal spaces


_DESIGN Section + Model

3b

3a

2b 2a 1b

1a

L. B. Jeff

Zero


Plans Dining + Kitchen Living

Living, Kitchen + Dining

1a

1b

Study

Bath

Bath Multipurpose 2a

2b

Bedroom

Bedroom 3a

3b

4’ 8’

16’

L. B. Jeff Zero

>> Axo circulation Diagrams


Sectiona


al Model


3. archive center Harvard GSD, Career Discovery July 2015 Instructor: Kevin Murray This project is meant to bring conceptual and humanitarian design into use by utilizing the medium of architecture as a solution to a loud and congested public square. This solution provides an archival collection of films at the scale of an insitution and a community center at the scale of an urban site.


_STUDY Site _Site is a gateway to Boston _ Loud spaces & pedestrian traffic _ Fire station behind site & Parking lot _ Abcense of public space Site Commercial Residential

Paper relief >> congestion map of neighborhood

Program Analysis Spaces

Program

Required SF

Outdoor public space

Marketplace Theater

Accommodate 200 No Req

Indoor public space

Cafe Library & Film Bookshop Public Lobby

1500 - 3000 SF 2000 - 4000 SF 1000 - 1500 SF

Public archive gallery

Gallery space Film workshop

2000 - 5000 SF 2200 SF

Administrative archive staff

Film vault Conservation Dept.

2000 SF 800 SF


_PROCESS

Theater

Archives

Gallery

Cafe

Library

Offices

Public Outdoor


_DESIGN Organization

“Archive Maze� An interactive exhibition

Movie Theater For ticketed events

3.

Admin. Offices Local businesses and film workshops Balconies For events and views of the neighborhood

2. Library Open/Private reading spaces

Cafe Passage to public gallery

Common Space Pubic plaza for local activities

1.


Plans & Section

Admin. Offices

Film Vault

Exhibition Space Library & Bookshop Outdoor Space + Theater

LEVEL TWO

Cafe

Movie Theater

Archives Gallery

LEVEL ONE 12’

24’

48’

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LEVEL THREE

Indoor Theater

Admin. Offices

Archives Library


profes

Architecture &


ssional

& Graphic Design


amy reichert design January 2015 Companies that Care Chicago, IL I worked on this small non-profit organization space renovation that needed flexible space along with a private study/meeting room. The following design was my proposal for the study.

Mtg Space

Study/Mtg Space

Desks

Office Space

N110

N106

FIRE EXIT

N/U Storage Space

N109 Kitchene�e

E103

Kitchenette

Foyer

E102

Foyer/Front Desk

Open Office

Mul�purpose Mtg Space

E101 Storage Room

N109

Office

RE-DESIGN/ORGANIZATION HIGH DEMAND SPACE IN USE

N109

Multipurpose


Oberlin college February 2014 - May 2016 Office of Communications Oberlin, OH Sample of my promotional materials for a variety of events that were displayed both digitally and in print on college campus.


compe

CANstructio


etitions

on 2016 & 2017


CANspiracy Oct. 2016 // Ann Beha Architects team Role: Floor graphic design & build-day contribution Winner of Structural Ingenuity Award


CANdemned Oct. 2017 // Ann Beha Architects & Thornton Tomasetti team Role: Floor graphic design, structural layers & build-day contribution Winner of Structural Ingenuity & Most donated cans Awards


perso

playing with light


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light & shadow


Travel Sk


ketches


Techniqu


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Life Dra


awing


EMPTY SP


SPACES

Left: Damascus, Syria Right: Mansfield, OH


Top: Anbar, Iraq Bottom: St. Ignace, MI


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k you

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