rosemarie gregoire portfolio
Under the Earth
This pavilion project was designed at full scale with the intent to connect conceptual design to construction techniques and material tests. The pavilion, located in Mounds Park, Saint Paul, is a space for reflection on nature and the world at large. It is on a site that invokes curiosity and pause. The design reflects this through elements like the pipes that act as wind instruments, the oculus with a view into the forest above, and the gradual slope downwards of the paths into darkness. The final concrete model shows how the walls of the tunnel might be connected to the walls of the conical space. This project taught crucial skills in tying conceptual design to construction techniques.
Fall 2015 Professor: Hank Butitta Partner: Yong Ye
-9 ˚ 60˚
34 ft D#
29 ft F
the musical key for the notes of the tubes are taken from local music
16 ga. ERW Round Steel Tube
PIPE THAT REMAINS
PIPE THAT LEAVES IMPRESSION
the model shows the joinery of the tunnels and cone
Chairs & Sawhorses Spring 2016 Professor: Thomas Oliphant
These pairs of chairs and sawhorses were designed with the goal of making furniture responsive to my own specific needs. The sawhorses are multi-functional as tables, shelving, and supports for a tabletop. The chairs are designed to have adjustable seat heights through a pin locking system due to my desire to change the way I sit over time. Each piece of furniture meets the goals of being multifunctional while retaining clean and beautiful lines.
from the earliest versions of the sawhorses, multifunctional usage was essential
the mechanism for the seat locking system allows for change while still providing a sturdy seat
The Peace Garden Spring & Summer 2015 Professor: James Wheeler Partner: Alli Mertins, Zachary Evanchak
In this project, we worked with members of the Aurora-St. Anthony Peace Sanctuary Garden to help produce educational tools for their garden. The Peace Garden is on half of a plot of land in the Frogtown-Rondo area of Saint Paul. With our designs, we wanted to respond to the size constraints of the garden as well as the cultural climate of the area. Proposals were made for development into the garden as a whole. We designed two murals that could provide beauty to the site and be later implemented as educational tools. The peace mural on the shed acts as signage to invite people into the garden. The flower mural at the back of the garden acts as a way to gather people and add beauty and color. We created a strong bond with the community members by working with them side by side on our design ideas, and then implementing them beyond the end of the course.
the fence attachments are activities that all ages can participate in creating to add ownership to the area
completed murals were well received by the community
Personal Explorations 2013 - 2016
The projects shown here are explorations in architectural representation. They were produced as independent projects to better understand how to view and portray architecture. They show my interests in digitally and physically representing concepts and emotions in architecture. The media used are hand drawing and drafting, watercolor painting, and physical modeling.
Left: Drafting and value drawings of the staircase into the courtyard of Ralph Rapson Hall. Right: Wall detail model of the student residence hall in Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain showing the associated materials with the wall fabrication Hand drawn and painted self portrait