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.
Avoidance Double House Archive Center
Amy Reichert Design Oberlin College Competitions // CANstruction
Playing With Light & Shadow
1. avoidance Oberlin College ARTS 089, Spring 2016 Professor Johnny Coleman This pavillion is a reflection to a short story, â€œThe Ones Who Walk Away from Omela,â€? 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.
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.
Circulation Study The void and openings were designed to be experienced from different angles, to emphasize the extent of avoidance.
â€œTo 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 indeedâ€?
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
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.
_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
‘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
Program _Residence provides L.B. Jeff with access to â€˜watchâ€™ 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
2b 2a 1b
L. B. Jeff
Plans Dining + Kitchen Living
Living, Kitchen + Dining
Bath Multipurpose 2a
L. B. Jeff Zero
>> Axo circulation Diagrams
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
Outdoor public space
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
â€œArchive Mazeâ€? An interactive exhibition
Movie Theater For ticketed events
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
Plans & Section
Exhibition Space Library & Bookshop Outdoor Space + Theater
LEVEL ONE 12’
& 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.
N/U Storage Space
Mul�purpose Mtg Space
E101 Storage Room
RE-DESIGN/ORGANIZATION HIGH DEMAND SPACE IN USE
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.
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
playing with light
light & shadow
Left: Damascus, Syria Right: Mansfield, OH
Top: Anbar, Iraq Bottom: St. Ignace, MI
M. Arch 1 Portfolio for Fall 2019, non-architecture undergrad