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H E AV Y Spring 2013 Tr a n s i t

ERDOS

Fall 2013 Mediatheque

CLARK Fall 2011 Landscape


Fall 2012 Housing

S A L PA

Summer 2012 Educational

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HEAV Y Spring 2013 Critic: Stephanie Bayard Location: Kai Tak, Hong Kong Type: Commercial/Transit Team: Jeian Jeong - Justin Trudeau

CAFE

CITY SHOWROOM 1

EFLS ENTRY RECEPTION

HANDOVER

BRIEFING SHOWROOM 2

GALLERY

SHOWROOM 3

DEPARTURE SHOWROOM 4

SHOWROOM 5

SIMULATORS

SHOWROOM 6

CAFE / RETAIL

OBSERVATION DECK

PARK / AMPITHEATRE

PARK / AMPITHEATRE

BRIEFING DEPARTURE

RECEPTION

PARTS / TOOLS STORAGE RESTROOM

BREAK ROOM

OFFICE

MECHANICAL BAYS

CAFE

DEPARTURE

SHOWROOM 2

SHOWROOM 5

CITY RETAIL

SHOWROOM 4

SHOWROOM 3

SHOWROOM 1

SHOWROOM 6

RETURN

SHOWROOM 1

CAFE

RECEPTION


The HEAVY electric car showroom is a multi-user experience. It combines a showroom, a car rental station, a light rail stop, and a test track, creating an amplified experience of the normative spatial conditions found in Hong Kong. The experience is created by nesting the various user paths (the tourist, the commuter, and the car) in tight proximity while negotiating the necessary scales and velocities of each. The building is contained by the paths, which by themselves create an infinity loop expanded in three dimensions. The spaces inside become programmed areas for either the showroom or the rental experience.

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ERDĂ˜S Fall 2013 Critic: Vito Acconci Location: Bryant Park - New York Public Library Type: Spiritual Partner: Jeian Jeong

Architecture has long been constrained by the properties of its material substrates. A language is embedded in the material that embodies the ethos of culture and communicates back to it. In essence, architecture has been a medium of massive communication between peoples and their cultures. What happens when this material connection is lost? In world where all information ceases to become physical, what happens to the state of architecture? As digital realities become more opaque and omnipresent to daily life, architecture must move past its material foundations and begin to communicate with the immaterial. This new relationship has the capacity to completely redefine the way space is perceived. Erdos is an investigation into the opportunities of an immaterial architecture. It is a proposal for the expansion and renovation of the New York Public Library, a place affected greatly by the disappearance of physical information. The expansion draws upon its neo-classical material as a foundation for the immaterial growth.


New York City is infamous for its gridiron layout. It has had more effect on the city spaces and than any single architectural intervention could possibly have. However, underneath the gridiron exist a network that has gained large tract and the capacity to affect the physical reality it has long hid behind. The digital meta-reality of New York is one of local and global avenues. It cuts though the gridiron and reveals a new landscape for architecture to engage in conversation with.


CLARK Fall 2011 Critic: Jason Vigneri-Beane Location: East River Park, NYC Type: Landscape/Community


CLARK is a site intervention at the East River Park in Manhattan. The project is derived from a series of material and system studies that are then applied to the site with respect to landscape, circulation, program, and form. The intervention can be classified into two main systems, the spine and the spawn, both of which carry the core topology of the system but distort them to the needs of separate events.


PRE-EXISTING AXES

COMPARTMENTALIZATION

RESULTANT AXES

SITE PATHS

PROGRAM

FUTURE PROGRAMS


CIRCULATION

RIBBED ENVELOPE

PROGRAM CONNECTIONS

EXTERNAL SHADING SYSTEM


SYNECDOCHE Fall 2012 Critic: Carlos Arnaiz Location: Gowanus Canal, New York City Type: High Density Housing

There is a pre-existing rhythm in the city. Composed of unequal adjacencies and the accidental, the city is a product of many histories, layered and excavated. Within the city we can commonly find the unexpected. To be unexpected does not mean to lack intent, and it is the intentional creation of the unexpected that offers an experience away from the banal. The unexpected is comes in two categories, the unusual pair and the broken pace. The broken pace is simply the injection of one type within a line of another. Empty lots, re-purposed warehouses, abandoned buildings, new constructions, open spaces, can all be found injected in the urban fabric unexpectedly and intermittently. The unusual pairings in the city can be thought of as a series independent structures that synthesize a new polyrhythm.


Synecdoche is located by the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The canal has been largely ignored as an integral part of the local landscape condemned as toxic and undesirable. Synecdoche re-establishes a connection between the Gowanus neighborhood and its forgotten canal.

Gowanus suffers from a lack of public space. The typical city block is built up only around its perimeter which would allow for pockets of public spaces in their centers. Largely this is not the case as left over spaces become alleys and parking lots. Synecdoche takes this condition as an opportunity.

Dense living conditions come with a the problem of lack of access to light and air. Through an operation of division and scaling the amount of surface area for openings to the exterior is increased twofold providing a condensed living condition while maintaining a sense of openness.


As dwelling types in the city are found in different forms so are the public spaces. From private yards to community gardens to public parks; each type of outdoor space provides a different experience and fosters the relationships that exist between people, places, and the spaces that emerge inbetween.

While Synecdoche seeks to be a catalyst for change for its surroundings it also must create its own introversive enviroment for completely immersive experience. Thus the sites perimeter must act as a wall where the permutations of its footprints create a filtering effect on the pedestrian access.

There is a relationship between the vertical location of a private space and the public ground . The ground acts as a unifier but there is always a growing disconnect in the vertical, Through the creation of a interweaving public/private space a space is created that relinks people and activity.


Each type contains its own rhythmic structure, but it is the cross over of these formations that create the complex and the unexpected. The contrasts found in the overlap allow for each form to momentarily be redefined by its counterparts then continue on its own at the points of departure. It is these adjacencies that provide a more profound experience: a complex chaotic construction with instances of fluidity, which hint to melody that is perceptively aleatoric, but potentially composed.


There is no single form in the city. The multiplicity of Uniques creates the image of the city we perceive. To recreate the unique one must think in terms of Place and Space. Place is structured, it is the formwork and defines the boundaries of space. The structure of a Place however cannot simply define itself and allow Space to simply exist in the void. Place must consciously create and respond to the Space it defines, while simultaneously allowing itself to be redefined by Space. It is the structure and density of Place and the freedom and scarcity of Space that are inherently linked to the architecture forms of New York, a city with millions of Places and much less Space.


EXPLODED MULTI-LEVEL S.R.O.

SINGLE LEVEL S.R.O. PLAN


The existing relationships in the city offer a language for a new urban design, one that capitalizes on the existing. It does not seek to mimic or bring up feelings of nostalgia but rather create a form that is an opportunistic and offers an accelerated experience of the city it sits within.


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Summer 2012 Location: Vantaa, Finland Type: Educational/Community Team: Leonidas Trampoukis - Eleni Petaloti - Tuomas Raikamo


Completed during the summer of 2012 while interning at LoT Architecture, Salpa was a competition entry for the design of a new public school in Vantaa, Finland. The design won mention with the final jury awarding the design for best architectural concept, most innovative, open minded and challenging within the competition entries. As a part of small team I was directly involved with all aspects of the projects from conceptualization to visualization.


NEW CITY FORM

SUN ANGLE CUT

IMPRINT OF OLD CITY

ARCHIPELAGO

The new Aurinkokivi school is a new landmark for the city of Vantaa. It is the core of its future success and a reflection of the society’s values, tradition and progressiveness. The school is situated at the edge of the old city’s new expansion. The project is conceived to be a pavilion in nature that negotiates this transitional context. Its geometry and organization merges the new and the old, the geometric configurations of contemporary urban planning and the organic, improvisational and multifunctional volumetric organization of traditional urbanism. Its architectural identity goes beyond the inner dynamics of the building. It is an icon, a statement, a brand logo by itself. The school is a small city within a city. An iconic, condensed form that encloses life, and endorses it. Schools nowadays are regarded as shared work spaces for both teachers and students. The interior offers peace and quiet for autonomous work and concentration as well as communal areas for joint activities and socializing.

ACCESS/CIRCULATION


CIRCULATION (PHASE 1 + PHASE 2)

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A network of bright streets open to the sky creates detached volumes, blocks for learning, sports and recreation, designated areas for specific functions and streets, parks and plazas linking them. In between daily life in the school, improvised social behavior bring to life new uses, random meeting spots, areas for private concentration and spontaneous moments for casual encounters. Learning is not confined exclusively to dedicated teaching spaces; teaching and other activities can also take place in the corridors-streets, in the open air patios or terraces of the upper floors, the yards the gym or the larger halls. A main circulation loop surrounds the school communal areas and is wide enough to accommodate resting areas and act as an extension of the teaching spaces.

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Main Circulation Main Circulation (Phase 2) Secondary Circulation Secondary Circulation (Phase 2) Cores


FACADE LOUVER SYSTEM

SCALING OF INTERIOR SPACES

A clear gesture of tilting the building roof defines at once the school volume in the purest way. Its orientation towards the south creates ideal orientation for maximizing the amount of incoming sunlight and at the same time is a symbolical and practical gesture that corresponds to the interior placement of the program. Large programmatic units that require volume or additional floor levels and are mainly addressed to bigger kids are accommodated under the same continuous roof together with single level units, addressed to smaller kids.


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

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THREAD COLLECTIVE Summer + Fall 2013 Type: Professional Design and Visualization Work


BL ANKSPACE Type: Research

BLANKSPACE is personal research project which investigates the relationship between the implicit and explicit in parametric and scripted design. It is the balance of these two which leads to a certain level of unexpectedness. This series explores the possibilities of the unexpected through explicit commands and implicit combinations.


DIGITAL ETHOS DIGITAL EGOS is a custom maya tool made with maya embedded language. Rather than ask for a series of discrete values, the program instead prompts the user with a series of personality profiles. The range of the slider allows for multiple outcomes to occur with many unexpected results. The user will only see a simplified form on screen changing dynamically while they move the sliders into position. When the user has finished their input they are presented with a “A” or “B” button. It is here that the routine runs and collates their responses with a series of commands to produce their very own digital ego.


MEMORY VERACITY A series of perspective drawings were made of different processions through the site. Processing them revealed abstract forms of light and shadow. The images were flattened together creating a two dimensional memory of the site. The images are a way of remembering the site through omission of details and therefore it is a way of learning the site.


Through this new way of seeing the site, a process of defragmentation through the perspective occurs. Images reconstruct architectural forms of the site which were previously fragmented over time. The superimposition of the images furthers the defragmentation and flattens time and promenade to a two dimensional experience; an amnesiac experience.


These images are re-expanded along the site producing a form which follows along the site-memory’s surface. An echo of the layered history of the physical context of the site. The surface unfolds to volume and responds chaotically but fluidly to the present situational memory it finds itself in.


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flat surface no porosity no undulation no volumetric space boundary condition: silhouette introversive

rolling surface light porosity light undulation minimal volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges introversive

turning surface medium porosity medium-high undulation medium volumetric space boundary conditon: naked edges turned faces extroversive

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rolling surface medium-light porosity medium undulation light volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges turned faces introversive

turned surface high porosity high undulation multiple scales of volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges turned faces extroversive

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fully developed surface high porosity high undulation peak volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges turned faces introversive

collapsing surface high porosity high undulation high volumetric space boundary condition: edges turned faces extroversive approaching introversive

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collapsing surface high porosity high undulation high volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges turned faces extroversive

collapsing surface medium porosity tight undulation medium volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges turned faces introversive

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collapsing surface peak porosity high elongated undulation high volumetric space boundary condition: naked edges turned faces highly extroversive

collapsed surface low porosity highly tight undulation low volumetric space boundary condition: faces naked edges highly introversive

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Ryan Whitby Selected Works  

2011-2014

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