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PORTFOLIO Robert Rabie


contact email: phone: mail:

robert.rabie@mail.mcgill.ca (514) 582-1651 136 Thorndike St. #1 Brookline, MA 02446

education

recognition

2013-2014

McGill University Masters of Architecture

2009-2013

McGill University B.Sc. Architecture with distinction

2005-2009

Needham High School Graduated with high honors

2012-2013

Exhibition: ABC:MTL Canadian Center for Architecture Project: Xylem Tower

2012

Third Place: Common Boston Common Build Boston Society of Architects Project: Lost & Found

software

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Modeling

Rhinoceros 3D, 3ds Max, Google SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Revit

Rendering

V-Ray (Rhino & 3ds Max) Mental Ray (3ds Max)

Graphics & Drafting

AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Parametric

Grasshopper for Rhino


experience May - Aug. 2013

Intern Architect

Starr Design Group - Los Angeles, CA

-Collaborated with clients and associates to assist in the design and detailing of custom residential and commercial projects -Helped with space planning and design iterations using SketchUp and AutoCAD -Created graphic elements and 3d modeled proposals for client presentations April 2013 Present

Freelance Renderer

April 2013

Guest Lecturer: Architectural Rendering

The Commons Inc - Montreal, QC Durham Polak - Providence, RI Peterson Architects - Montreal, QC

Concordia University - Montreal, QC

2010-2013

Teaching Assistant

May - Aug. 2012

Intern Architect

Tufts University - Medford, MA

Studio G Architects - Cambridge, MA

-Assisted with community-focused design projects at various stages from programming to construction administration. -Assisted in integrating community participation into the design process -Performed various administrative and marketing tasks Jan. - April 2012

Solar Decathlon Architect

2009-2010

Graphic Designer

ETS - Montreal, QC

Ampersand (McGill) - Montreal, QC

June - Aug. 2007

Graphic Design Intern

Sullivan Creative Design - Boston, MA

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NORTH | 06

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SPLIT HOUSE | 20


XYLEM TOWER | 26

LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL | 34

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migratory pattens - Nunavik


north | April 2014 A look at the traditional Inuit lifestyle reveals an inherent dynamism derived from a culture deeply intertwined with the seasonal shifts and migratory patterns of the North. Movement inseparably connects all aspects of life as populations concentrate and disperse about seasonally shared localities. Although hunting is still at the core of the culture’s DNA, the static westernized model of settlement currently in place and newfound energy dependence has proven to be incongruous with the traditionally dynamic culture. Through contemporary comforts and technologies the North has become a diesel-powered culture, not only unsustainable from an environmental perspective but also isolated in terms of both society and energy. Wind energy not only provides a sustainable energy solution but also the potential to define a new social landscape as turbines on a vast territory stand out as potentially important landmarks. By placing hunting camps in relationship to this energy landscape, the project looks to rethink the infrastructure necessary to support a nomadic north in the 21st century in order to foster a re-connection between town and territory. Placing these nodes in the landscape in relationship to migratory patterns reveals what is to be hunted at each location and when. An analysis of both hunting voyages and contemporary needs define a typical usage pattern. The resulting three different node types are specific to their seasonal uses; one for the summer, one for the spring/fall and one for the winter. Their design, easily replicated, is intended to be both simple and allow for a large complexity and diversity of use.

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE temporal analysis (traditional)

jan

traditional housing typology igloo sod tent

activity food provision education (shadowing) domestic

migration fish caribou sea mammal polar bear berries muscles fowl

freeze

oct

apr

thaw

jul

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01 | NORTH migration patterns - Aupaluk

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE temporal analysis (contemporary)

jan

housing typology south-designed dwelling cabin tent

activity work institutional education hunting

migration fish caribou sea mammal polar bear berries muscles fowl

freeze

oct

apr

thaw

jul

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01 | NORTH energy dependent landscape

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE energy + social landscape

WIND + TIDAL TURBINES: WIND + TIDAL TURBINES: ENERGY LANDSCAPE ENERGY LANDSCAPE

CAMP

CAMP

TURBINE TURBINE

WAYFINDING NODES WAYFINDING NODES

HUNTING CAMPS: HUNTING SOCIALCAMPS: LANDSCAPE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

CAMP

CAMP

TURBINE TURBINE

CAMP

CAMP

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01 | NORTH

COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCES COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCES

ENERGY RESOURCES ENERGY RESOURCES

35 KM EV SNOWMOBILE RANGE 35 KM EV SNOWMOBILE RANGE

CAMP CAMP TURBINE TURBINE

CAMP TURBINE

CAMP

TURBINE

35 km EV range

35 km EV range

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programmatic overlap

programmatic analysis

freezer tool storage parking

fish

boat storage caribou

communications + energy

sea mammal

hide sewing

tent lodging polar bear

hanging/drying

berries

meat cutting

living space

mussels

kitchen fowl

lodging - small group lodging - large group

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01 | NORTH camp - summer

AY

RED DOG LAKE

FORD LAKE

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AUPALUK FORD LAKE

camp - spring + fall

FORD LAKE

PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE

SAINT FORD LAKE

SAINT FORD LAKE

IKATTOK BAY

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01 | NORTH camp - winter

HOPES ADVANCE BAY

AY

AUPALUK

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE nomadic potential

towns

nodal network

human migration

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split house | April 2013 As autonomy becomes the norm over traditional family roles, the house conforms to the independent lives of family members; a young adult who works from home and his parents with whom he splits the cost of living. Two separate entrances lead individuals to their respective living quarters. The top and bottom floors cater to the autonomous lives of the young adult and parents, while the middle floor accommodates to the overlap between the three occupants. Interior circulation acts as a screen between the three floors providing both privacy and connectivity through the house.

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE A: parents B: young adult AB: shared

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traditional

split-house

circulation

screened views


02 | SPLIT HOUSE perspective section 0

1

2

4m

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20 m


02 | SPLIT HOUSE plans 0

house A

house AB

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2

4m

house B

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xylem tower | dec 2012 The Berri-UQAM metro is the core of Montreal’s transportation system, located at the heart of the city’s activity. It is not only a site that thousands of people from all over the city cross everyday in a blur of movement, but it is also itself a destination point, where cultural events, university life, shops, and cafes create that vibrance and diversity that so much characterizes Montreal. Xylem tower serves as a visual hub for this incredibly diverse cultural center, providing a framework to showcase and invite participation. Typically towers stratify spaces, closed to all but the few. Xylem is a tower made public, set in a break in the city’s dense urban fabric and created as an extension of the city street. The conventional core and its constituent circulation, structure, and services are disseminated across, eliminating boundaries and creating open and fluid spaces that serve as a robust framework for a multiplicity of events that fluidly adapt to an ever changing set of contingencies. Rather than acting as a single and homogeneous spine, the core is made up of many fibers that keep the user connected as they run throughout the floors, defining the various inhabitable spaces. As the tower rises, its curved form and network of mullions evolve and dissolve into the sky, standing as a monument to the energy and vibrance of the city’s cultural core

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03 | XYLEM TOWER section 0 5 10 20 m

mechanical room

atelier gallery restaurant bar open amphitheater

lounge

mechanical room theater

skating rink

exhibition space restaurant bar lounge boutique performance space

lobby

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level 18

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10

20 m

level 25

level 32


03 | XYLEM TOWER

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE rue berri elevation 0

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10

20 m


03 | XYLEM TOWER

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lac megantic concert hall | dec 2013 With so much press covering the recent explosion, an international spotlight has been cast upon Lac Megantic as a place marred by tragedy. Its construction serving as an act of resilience, the concert hall will aim to celebrate the richness and tranquility of the town, highlighting the incredible landscape that makes it so unique. Serving both the greater region and local community, the concert hall fits into the greater cultural network of the eastern townships making Lac Megantic a destination for those living in the larger area. While the concert hall venue holds the capacity to serve this large population, the building will also welcome the local population on a community-wide scale. By acting both as a focal point and an extension of the park’s public realm, the creation of new and accessible spaces aim to foster a sense of community among the residents. This includes the decision to open the entire building to the town with a back of house composed of flexible spaces that are able to double as a community center when not being used during a concert. The building as a whole acts as a procession highlighting the unique attributes of the natural landscape – the reflection, mountains, and sky. The theater room acts as the culminating point of this procession, where landscape meets sky, as it modulates with the time of day being activated by the outdoors. This modulation thus gives way to different atmospheres which correlate with the art form being presented. The building’s public spaces and façade highlight the meeting points between reflection and landscape, as people descend from the park towards the water. The space serves to both reflect and highlight these natural attributes and, like in the concert hall, are transformed by changes in the natural surroundings.

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE QUEBEC

LAC MEGANTIC MONTREAL

population theater site U.S. Border

QUEBEC

LAC MEGANTIC MONTREAL

light pollution

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04 | LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL program distribution community center performer + stage support front of house

GROUP DRESS LIBRARY

REHEARSAL

LOBBY BACKSTAGE W/C

FRONT OF HOUSE W/C

GREEN

LOUNGE

BOX

ELEC

LOADING/ ARTIST’S ENTRANCE

PRIVATE DRESS

MULTIPURPOSE MECHANICAL

OFFICE STAGE

INSTRUMENT LOCKER

PROJ/MIX STORAGE KITCHEN

KITCHEN

PROGRAM TYPOLOGY

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10

20 m

01 instrument lockers 02 lounge 03 rehearsal

04 storage 05 green room 06 kitchen

level 0

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07 group dress 08 office 09 mechanical

10 sound mix room 11 multi-purpose 12 projection

13 library 14 lounge 15 private dress

16 broadcast 17 light mix 18 electrical

level 1


04 | LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL

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level 2

level 3

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04 | LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE TECHNICAL EXPLORATION SEATING LAYOUT 1200 seat- configuration

lateral reflection

exploded axonometric

primary secondary source

FOCAL SOURCE

sky

TING LAYOUT

shoebox acoustics

continuous social landscape

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04 | LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL

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PORTFOLIO | ROBERT RABIE program - shifting privacy

winter condition

PROGRAM water circulation community center/back of house COMMUNITY CENTER / BACK OF HOUSE concert CONCERT hall HALL

1 frost condensation 2 greywater treatment

public PUBLIC

air circulation 1 hvac air return 2 exothermic frost crystalization + solar radiation 3 heat exchanger

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04 | LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL section detail 0

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1

2m

perforated copper pipe steel bracket spider clamp aluminum spandrel hvac return suspended ceiling

finished floor over concrete slab structural silicone sealant fin splint single pane glass glass fin insulated glass in extruded aluminum unit frame

raised floor hvac exhaust water collector rigid foam insulation

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04 | LAC MEGANTIC CONCERT HALL

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