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ROGER W TRAN HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN FIRST YEAR / HIDDEN ROOM STUDIO WU


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PROCESS EXPERIMENTATION WITH WEAVING AS A METHOD OF DILINEATING SPACE AND FINDING FORM.

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THEORY GOTTFRIED SEMPER THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE 1851

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MATERIALS THREAD, 100% COTTON, BLUE T-PINS, NICKEL PLATED MATTE BOARD, 1/16", WHITE


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GEOMETRY GENERATED IRREGULAR ISOCELES TETRAHEDRON FORM EXTRACTED FROM WIREFRAME STUDY


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GRID

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3 X 3 MODULE ORIENTED + / - 45 DEGREES

SYSTEM TESTED VARIABLE CONFIGURATIONS ROTATED UNITS 90 DEGREES TO DIVERSIFY SPACES

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SITE SET GROUND PLANE (0) TO TOP RIDGE OF UNIT SET ALL SLOPED SURFACES AS WALKABLE CREATED SUBTERRANEAN SPACES, OPEN TO ABOVE


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READING STUDIED EXPERIENTIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STRUCTURE IF APPROACHING FROM BELOW AND ABOVE GROUND TO UNDERSTAND POTENTIAL MEANINGS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH PERSPECTIVE VIEW.

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LANGUAGE THE AESTHETICS OF ORDER EVOKE SPECIFIC ASSUMPTIONS. BILATERAL SYMMETRY ROTATIONAL SYMMETRY SERIEL REPETITION

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MIRRORING RADIAL SAMENESS

I WANTED TO CREATE A SYSTEM THAT LAYERS THESE AESTHETIC SYSTEMS IN ORDER TO SUGGEST AN EXPECTED COHERENCE BETWEEN THE ELEVATIONAL IMPRESSION FROM ABOVE AND THE SPATIAL CONDITIONS CONTAINED BELOW.


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LOGIC

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ORDER

DETERMINED THAT THIS ARRANGEMENT WAS ILLEGIBLY RANDOM. NO HINT OR SUGGESTION OF A REGULAR STRUCTURE OR OVERARCHING LOGIC.

SET PARAMETER THAT ALL UNITS SHARE ORIENTATION. EXPANDED UNIT TO ACCOMMODATE COMPLEMENTARY GEOMETRIES.

NEEDED TO SIMPLIFY SYSTEM AND BEGIN FROM ZERO IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL SLIP COULD OCCUR.

INTENT WAS TO CREATE A RIGID UNDIFFERENTIATED READING FROM ABOVE, BUT CREATE AN UNEXPECTEDLY COMPLEX SET OF SPACES BELOW.


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DETAILING EXPERIMENTED WITH COLOR AS A MEANS OF MASKING LEGIBILITY OF DIFFERENTIATION AMONGST FORMS. DARKNESS OF SHADOWS REINFORCED APPEARANCE OF REDUNDANCY AND SERIAL REPETITION. ETCHED SURFACE AT 2% POWER, 100% SPEED 60 WATT LASER CUTTER TO REVEAL WHITE UNDERLAYER. BLUEPRINT MODEL


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PRESENTATION FINAL MODEL 1/8" : 1' 0" PRESENTED BOARDS 24" x 24" (6) PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN WITH IPHONE 5S


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IRREGULAR TETRAHEDRON

ELEVATIONS

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FORM VARIANTS

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ROOM DISTRIBUTION DIAGRAM

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ROGER W TRAN HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN GSD1101.2 - SITE RECIPROCITY STUDIO WU


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STRING EXPERIMENTATION WITH CREATING A 'FIELD.' EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF LOCALIZED GRAVITY AND CONCENTRATED FORCES UPON AN INTERCONNECTED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM OF STRUCTURE.

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THEORY STAN ALLEN FROM OBJECT TO FIELD 1997

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MATERIALS THREAD, 420% HEMP 1/64" WHITE BRISTOL


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STUDY DESIGNING A CITY BUILT UPON SINUSOIDAL HILLS EACH STREET IS DEFINED BY A UNIQUE SLOPE, CONFLICTS ARISE AT MOMENTS WHERE PHASE SHIFTS.

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VECTOR DIAGRAM


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VIEWS


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PRESENTATION FINAL MODEL 1/64" : 1' 0" PRESENTED BOARDS 24" x 36" (4) PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN WITH IPHONE 5S


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ROTATIONALLY ADJUSTED LOTS

ROTATIONALLY ADJUSTED LOTS 1":128' ROTATIONALLY ADJUSTED LOTS 1":128' 1":128'

SERIAL / PAIRED HOUSE DISTRIBUTION 1":128' SERIAL SERIAL // PAIRED PAIRED HOUSE HOUSE DISTRIBUTION DISTRIBUTION

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PHYSICAL MODEL MINT MEDIUM DENSITY FOAM CNC ROUTED FINISHED WITH WHITE SPRAY GESSO BASSWOOD HOUSES


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VIEWS


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Dorm For People Who Wake Up And Want To Know The Weather And The Color Of The Sky, For People Who Like Sun In The Eyes, For People Who Say They Like The Moon But Never Actually Look Up But Would For A Long Time If It Were In Their Sights. Dorm Not For Pets. Not For Smokers. Not For Scheduled Drug Use - Or Watching O's Wrinkle Up Towards The Light.

ROGER W TRAN HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN GSD1101.3 - PLAN PERIMETER STUDIO WU


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STUDY MODEL LOOKING UP

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VIBES SMELL FOR THIS ALBUM: FALLEN MAPLE SOUND FOR THIS ALBUM: BRIAN ENO & HAROLD BUDD - AGAINST THE SKY TASTE FOR THIS ALBUM: MORNING PLANT EXHALATION AIR & A COCA COLA FROM THE 2ND TRAY PIECE OF SHIT VENDING MACHINE. FEELS FOR THIS ALBUM: 32 FAHRENHEIT & SUN IN THE EYES.

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START CYCLE


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WASH


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PHASE 1 DO YOU LOOK UP? ASK Y AXIS QUESTIONS? A HOLE ABOVE EVERY BED TO THE SKY FOR NIGHT GAZE STARSTRUCK CINEMATIC WONDERSCAPES

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APERTURE STUDY

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CONCEPT MODEL

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ITERATION 1


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NOIWHERE, CALIFORNIA


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RINSE


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PHASE 2 FOR COSMOLOGICAL BREAKFAST CHATTER UNIFOCAL GAUSSIAN BLUR BINARY DISSOLUTION, COMMUNE CONSTRUCTION BUNDLED BAROQUE, CONIC INTERSECTIONS

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ATRIUM CONSTRUCTION


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SPIN


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PHASE 3 THINK MEDIEVAL BUBBLES MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLES SPIRAL SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS LACED ENCHANTED BROCCOLI FORESTS


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SUMMER SANTA CRUZ ACID \ PLAN GIFT


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SHEDDING BARK


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CLEAN PRESENTATION


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FOR ROOFTOP LOITERING, BIRD CHIRP RECEPTION, REDWOOD RAIN COLLECTION


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dedicated to alejandro jodorowsky (1929 A.D.)

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liet kynes (10,154 - 10,191 A.G.)

for teaching me to swim in the strange water


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this project exists in the universe of frank herbert's dune, the year is

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years after the death of liet-kynes, the imperial planetary ecologist, leader of the fremen and seer who's vision was to one day alchemize the arrakeen deserts

from an unforgiving desolate wasteland into paradise. this project investigates and envisions architectural machines that carry the zeitgeist of liet's vision. these structures draw water from thin air, unearth life from the desert's nothingness. and mark the era of a new ancient.


the ecological state of dune

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NORTH ELEVATION

PUBLIC PASSAGE

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CONDENSATION DOME


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CENTRAL COURTYARD

ENTRY EXPERIENCE

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

SUBTERRANEAN WATER STORAGE


Portfolio / Harvard GSD / Architecture  

2014 - 2015 Architecture First Year / First Semester

Portfolio / Harvard GSD / Architecture  

2014 - 2015 Architecture First Year / First Semester

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