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Ryan Otterson _ portfolio


Ryan Otterson _ Portfolio

contents; 1-4

[apparitions]

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[københavn_kulturhus]

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[tromsø chapel]

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[ground_refinery]

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[aural_topography]

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[sejl_lamp]

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[driftwood]

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[redux]

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[re_ligare]

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[cut_copy_paste]

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[by_hand]


sail riggings at Svanemøllen, Copenhagen, Denmark October 2010

Sail (Architecture) Counterpoint to the horizon; A piece of architecture in a fluid environment, an insitu reflex that captures the latent possibilities.


apparitions for the AC-CA Alternative Car Park Competition The “urban canyon” is a prominent condition in Hong Kong in which the form of the built environment is toxic to its inhabitants; Pollution is created at street level and contained there by the street “canyon”. Apparitions is an incremental proposal to mitigate the toxic air in the streets of Hong Kong. A series of carbon fiber structures serve as retro-fitted infrastructure for air-cleaning devices that respond to pollution concentrations that vary with wind patterns and traffic waves. The project is investigated through the problem of designing a 1500-car garage on a small urban site; using a combination of ramps and robotic parking; a worst case scenario for pollution concentration. The proposed air-cleaning facade is self-organizing as a reflex to environment. Facade panel movements are localized in discrete panel rotations, and create global aggregations that mitigate the poor air quality at the pedestrian level . The selforganizing panels carry the patterns of traffic and pollution concentrations.

stagnation edge vortex downwash

lateral flow

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proposed parking tower

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system accretion

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filtration system

hyperpodiumtower

podium-tower

hyper-block

shadow block

shophouse

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canyon effect

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use timeline (studied site)

Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor: Shore to North and nature preserve to South cause extreme density of population and high-rise structures that trap pollution at pedestrian level

studied site phase 1 sites: podium-towers carbon-fiber retro-fit structures (interventions) support robotic aircleaning devices

phase 2 sites: densify interventions in “urban canyons� in core

phase 3 sites: interventions at industrial sources and in residential zones

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1. collecting electrode plates 2. openings 3.rolling cable connection 4. hydraulic arm

5. discharge electrode wires 6. openings 7. pressure / API sensors 8. computer controls

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air pressure variations at various horizontal sections through massing

panel aggregations

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repeatable intervention

events garden

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cafe

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Varying street sections create varied mixing cycles; Pollution concentration points vary not only as a result of wind direction, but also as a result of surrounding context.

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københavn_kulturhus

perspective from Northwest (above) aerial from Northwest (below)

site on Frederiksberg Alle; a grand boulevard widened as an extension of the Royal Frederiksberg Have (park).

The Kulturhuset proposes a new Metro station on Frederiksberg Allé, a grand boulevard with at least 8 distinct pedestrian and traffic zones across a given street section. Pieces of these zones are are frequently overtaken by shops and cafés for outdoor activity. This give-and-take between traffic and public space makes the location ideal for a new type of metro-station.

dine +meet +gather

exhibition

The standard Copenhagen Metro station is an underground box that releases its users into a flat plaza. Kulturhuset is a combination Metro station, arts, exhibition, and mediatheque facility.

exhibition/ metro station

Treating the public spaces and varied street textures as a continuous surface, the proposed arts and transportation programs are pushed together and allowed to coalesce. These activities become continuous with the street section and merge with the experience of commuting on the Copenhagen Metro.

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all lines; and proposed new line

Lille Linde

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weaving lines

metro platforms


offices (10m above)

North/South section through metro station and kulturhus

media (7m above) dining/ meeting/ gathering (4m above) exhibition (0m) at grade

pedestrian zones between lanes tree and curb barriers

exhibition, tickets (5m below)

lights under theater denote public space

light perforations

5m below: metro station and exhibition spaces merge (metro platforms below)

pedestrian connection to social spaces

Pedestiran traffic patterns and perforations: Perforation continues texturization of surfaces that indicate pedestrian space across Frederiksberg Alle.

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Frederiksberg Alle (above)

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tromsø chapel Tromsø Troms Fylke (County)

Tromsø, ”Gateway to the Arctic” is situated in an Arctic archipelago in Norway’s northern tip and is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. Most of the city sits on a small island called Tromsøya. On the mainland to the east, called Røya, mountain communities provide a panoramic view over the surrounding islands, glaciers, and mountains. The chapel on Røya is designed as a trajectory that provides a sequence of experiences that enhance users’ perceptions of the landscape. The chapel is conceived as a needle-like outcrop from the mountain, a continued trajectory through a small cemetery. A series of large steel framed panels contain hundreds of polycarbonate panels that flap in the wind, displaying wind patterns across the surface and creating sound alluding to the sounds of wind through sails and ship rigging in the surrounding harbor. Visitors descend under the viewing platform into a dark chapel with a small window pointing over the landscape and slit-like skylights. Users also walk directly under the bell tower to the outcrop over the wind-swept landscape. section

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perspective from Southwest

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ground_refinery ground_refinery

Rivers: perennial; intermittent Lakes: perennial; intermittent

brownfield site clusters adjacent to rivers (site below)

The project proposes the reuse of river brownfield sites as semi-suburban communities, through a densification of living units , raised off of the ground to allow phytoextraction to pervade the site completely. Linear boardwalks allow access to units and create a heightened experience of the tactile and remedial qualities of the landscape. Living units are subsidized by Brownfeild development grants. Over time, the new suburban typology becomes a soil refinery for brownfield sites and serves as a cultivar for plants used in phytoremediation. The process mitigates pollution of rivers by runoff from brownfield sites. Strips of “fog sails” above the boardwalks utilize layers of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials to harvest rainwater and moisture from the air such as the local “tule fog” phenomenon in which visibility comes down nearly to zero. Spaces between the boardwalks and “sail” canopies and spaces between stacked units allow residents to experience the landscape that must remain untouched.

densification of units allows a greater ground area for phyto-extraction. (typical suburban layout on left, redensified layout on right)

site section (normative condition) living units Sacramento River

phytoextraction / water cleansing infrastructure site plan unit level 1 1.entry/porch 2.storage unit level 1 3.mech. living/dining 1. front porch 4.bath 2 storage 5.storage 3 mech. 6.45 bath balcony storage 7.dining/kitchen 6 back porch

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zinc cadmium

Thlaspi caerulescens cadmium

Helianthus annuus

Ambrosia artemisiifolia arsenic

lead

Brassica juncea

Thlaspi caerulescens

zinc

water-cleansing reed beds and phydoremediation landscape; looking towards and under living unit towers massing model layers of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials collect fog and rain moisture for vegetation used in

bedrooms balconies

pumps/ storage

Selenium

Mercury

soil cleansing species

Strontum 90

Caesium 137

pump/ inspection

Lead

Zinc

Cadmium

Arsenic

reed beds

toxins

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aural_topography

Aural topography is a subversion of the banal concept of “open plan” that exists in offices, supermarkets and corporate buildings. The concept reinterperets the most banal of architectural systems: the suspended ceiling grid. The new suspended ceiling design responds to proximities and sound levels of the inhabitants below. Flexible acoustical panels rotate, stretch width-wise, and respond vertically to the “aural topography”. The resulting variable porosities and deflection angles alter the open plan environment. Expanding and rotating panels change sound reflections while space between panel dimensions allows sound to be absorbed by materials attached to the floor structure above. The system can make quiet environments more intimate through sound mitigation, make arguments more public, or more private, etc.

panel expansions

5’5 ft/ /90dB 90 dB

15’ 15 ft// 90dB 90 dB

45’ 45 ft// 90dB 30 dB

40’ / 30dB

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open office plan

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porosity/ absorption

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sejl_lamp

folding shells

The sejl lamp is designed for the annual IF product design competition. A series of thin mylar shells are cut, folded and bonded together as a semitranslucent shade for an LED bulb. The aim was to provide a diffuse glow for work spaces. The lamp is inspired by Poul Henningsens “PH5” lamp as a series of shells that vary in depth, casting only indirect light on users.

Mylar Sail

Mylar Sail

flattened shells

Its inspiration is also derived from Mylar Sails and the spherical shell geometry use to derive the form of Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House. The design process was undertaken with parametric design tools as a means to visualize flattened shells and to understand the deminsional changes of these flattened surfaces as they respond to parameters (which is, in this case, an individual shell’s proximity an attractor point).

ph5 lamp

Utzon’s geometry

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driftwood

‘torso drawing” of preserved viking ship museum; structure/fragment interplay

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New Haven, Connecticut Long Wharf Park: narrow liminal strip between harbor and highway

boat salvage fragments

I-95; choking a narrow strip of park artificially produced by land reclamation

1”x1.5” steel tube frame

strata

; stra·tum; noun

1 : a bed or layer artificially made 2 : d : a layer in which archaeological material (as artifacts, skeletons, and dwelling remains) is found on excavation Driftwood is a modular furniture / park identity design for Long Wharf Park in New Haven, CT for the ParkFest Competition. The design is intended to operate at multiple scales. Fragments of boats from surrounding areas are mixed with new lumber and contrasted against a steel skeleton similar to the display of precious ruins in the viking ship museums of Scandinavia; these modular furniture peices offer an antiquated sense of place to Long Wharf Park; a narrow, underused strip of land produced by land reclamation for industrial use. Varied assembly options and linear organizational patterns lend themselves to users of the greenway and reflect the identity of the park as a unique liminal experience between harbor and highway.

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; “The form given by the tree to our building arts is based on a straight line. It is the meeting with the sea that has given the material its great beauty. The curve of the branch has become the line of the vessel.” _Sverre Fehn


single unit (a) tidal-wetland habitats marsh-terrace piers regenerate tidal wetlands occurring along Long Wharf Park

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100 year storm annual storm spring/mean high water mean low water

recycling

seating

bike

spatial order generated and activated as proprietary food services come and go

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redux

Architecture 409: Team Bruce A. Johnson Critic Aaron Aday, Alex Augustin, Dani Boyd, Lindsay Brisko, Kristin Doner, Raymond Dwyer, Fritz Helbert, Lauren Kimball, Andrew Krivanek, Landon Moore, Ryan Otterson, Bryan Pendzinski, Claire Ryan, Kathleen Sis, Abigail Steck, Brad Thaw, Margaret Walck

(r-dks)

re•dux adj. Brought back; returned. Used postpositively. Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary 2009

This is an exercise in using reclaimed/brought back materials that would in all likelihood find their way into landfills across America. Our precedents included products available from companies such as Modern Cabana, Kithaus, and Modern Shed; all prefabricated kits/spaces designed for the Suburban backyard. With these products customers have the choice of assembling the kit themselves or hiring a contractor. All of the examples we examined were expandable and considered as outbuildings linked to the primary structure by walkways and other landscape features. All of the precedents utilized a range of programs: i.e., a guesthouse, a pool house, a workshop, an art studio, etc. Our prototype is 100 square feet and was conceived as a series of flat and L-Shaped components (floor, roof and walls). The prototype attempts to draw on “pattern” as a precise piecemeal fitting together of found materials that often require overlap and stagger in order to function as structure or skin. We also found this type of “pattern” as more closely approximating the notion of suburban transformation over time, where boats, pools, porches, sheds, landscape features, etc., were placed in the back and side yards of homes in order to provide the owner greater functionality or with a sense that their home was one of a kind and where a street once homogeneous becomes episodic. Reclaimed Materials

Purchased Materials

• 1x4s- 2/2x2s- 50/2x4s- 60/2x8s- 12 2x10s- 1.5/4x4s- 5 • Heavy Timber Moving Blocks- 8 • I-Joists- 8 • Vinyl Billboard Sheeting- 2 • OSB- 250 sq ft./Plywood- 400 sq ft./ Particle Board - 1 large sheet • Roofing Felt - 2 Rolls • Exotic Hardwood - 100 sq ft. • Hollow Core Doors- 5/Windows- 2 • Vinyl Siding- 330 sq ft. • Skylights - 2 • Electrical Conduit- 30’ • Cable Routing Overhead Track- 12’ • Cinder Blocks - 8 • Full Length Mirror - 1 • Screws/Washers • Hinges- 5 sets • Door Hardware (1 handle set, 1 deadbolt)

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redux assembly prototype

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Framing Nails Sheathing Nails Staples Brad Nails Nuts & Bolts $120 Door $40 Sealant/Paint $90 Lighting $82

Total $332 or $3.32 per square foot (labor not included)


M1- 1st Floor Wall / Structure Modules M1.01 2x4 stud frame wall units M1.02 2X12 window header M1.03 2X4 double top plate M1.04 1/2” sheetrock M1.05 2x4 stud spacers

S- Stairs S.01 2x12 stair stringers S.02 2x12 stair treads S.03 2x12 landing frame F- Floor Units F.01 3” cedar flooring F.02 30lb building felt F.03 3/4” plywood subfloor F.04 2x12 floor module frame F.05 fiberglass batt insulation F.06 1/2” drywall ceiling F.07 slab on grade with wall footings

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R- Roof Units R.01 TPO membrane R.02 2x2 drip edge and galv. steel flashing R.03 30lb roofing felt R.04 3/4” plywood sheathing R.05 roof truss structure R.06 fiberglass batt insulation R.07 1/2” drywall sheets R.08 3/4” plywood sheathing R.09 2x6 ridge board and 2x4 purlins

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M2- 2nd Floor Wall / Structure Modules M2.01 2x4 stud frame wall units M2.02 2X12 window header M2.03 2X4 double top plate M2.04 1/2” sheetrock M2.05 2x4 stud spacers

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W- Wall Surface Units W.01 1X6 window frame outside flashing W.02 6” cedar clapboard siding W.03 casement windows W.04 vapor barrier W.05 3/4” plywood sheathing W.06 fiberglass batt insulation

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skeletons of 3 basic wall module types

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reclaimed fragments

residual patterns of reuse

new material pattern

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re_ligare

existing condition

Lake Shore Drive and tunnel

Lake Michigan

slice/stretch for maximum lake views

weave public space over institute / under Lake Shore Drive

aerial perspective facing Northwest

(re)ligare: to (re)form a connection between

tunnel

Lake-side paths

public pier

Wellness programs such as nutrition, exercise, and phsychiatric facilities are stacked into the allotted footprint on site. A steel structure is folded around the building as a park structure, with public paths weaving in and out adjacent to wellness programs. Openings in the vegetation and skin selectively reveal and obscure programs as public comes into

proximity, moving in and out of the park structure, which becomes a continuous strip of park space including a tunnel under 12 lanes of traffic to Lake Michigan. The surrounding structure includes biofiltration of waste water on site so that as users come to “cleanse� their bodies and minds, waste becomes part of the regeneration within the facilities. The green structure contains an array of sensory experiences that become part of the spiritual renewal experience.

plaza

The Re-Ligare institute takes the notion of human health and wellness in a dense American City as a liminal condition; one where the practice of staying healthy is at odds with pollution, traffic and cultural habits of consumption.

social spirit mind body body

Public Pier

Lake Michigan

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Lake Shore Drive

Existing (Renovated) Tunnel

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public pier

tunnel under Lake Shore Drive

re-ligare institute

indigenous landscape

paths

Contemporary Art Museum Chicago street network

site as strip of active space, reconnected to Lakefront activity “strip” via the tunnel under lake Shore Drive figure-ground of chicago accessible green space. Identifiable “strips” of green space allow for outdoor wellness activities in urban environments (ie. jogging, walking, etc.)

public/program adjacencies public lake overlook

public path

music

restaurant

public plaza

vertical park plane

spa / sauna

public path

public path / patio

public path

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re_ligare

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4” round steel tube 3” steel I section 8” steel channel section .5” steel plate (bolted) steel tension rod tapered steel T section 4” fire-treated wood decking plastic membrane and drainage system 9 vine irrigation system and planter 10 8” steel I beam 4” round steel tube 11 1Web stiffener (welded) 2 3” steel I section 12 312” pipe section column 8” steel steel channel .5” steel plate (bolted) 13 45glass balustrade system steel tension rod 6 7 8

tapered steel T section 4” fire-treated wood decking plastic membrane and drainage system 9 vine irrigation system and planter 10 8” steel I beam 11 Web stiffener (welded) 12 12” steel pipe column

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level 6. /greenhouse /roof deck

level 2. /dining /nutrition

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interior and adjecent exterior “park� circulation

Deformation of steel members reflects adjacent program activity and circulation, inspired by the human movement studies of Etienne Jules-Marey

Therapy Pools in spa

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Autopoeisis An autopoietic machine is a machine organized (defined as a unity) as a network of processes of production (transformation and destruction) of components which: (i) through their interactions and transformations continuously regenerate and realize the network of processes (relations) that produced them; and (ii) constitute it (the machine) as a concrete unity in space in which they (the components) exist by specifying the topological domain of its realization as such a network. -Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela

New Orleans is in a perpetual state of recovery; pumps around the city keep the ground buildable and livable. The process of rebuilding post-Katrina New Orleans is conflicted: Building in a certain area is injects new life and capital into that area with potentially dramatic socioeconomic effects. As a result of post-Katrina Diaspora, another process has been put in danger; the transfer of cultural values, practices, and conventions. This struggle has profound potential to alter the cultural geography of the city. The Documentary Film Forum of New Orleans is a vital new piece of infrastructure in this context; Documentary film is a unique film style that is rooted in representation of reality (past or present). This project proposes documentary film as a site specific medium for the lower Garden District in New Orleans, to allow for the continuous documentation of it’s context.

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The Documentary Film Institute will serve as a machine that continually creates, contains, and maintains a compressed archive of documented “context” through documentary film. The production of films is facilitated by the data archive, which stores the raw documentation from equipment lent out to visitors and members. The use of rental equipment is a voluntary submission of documentation acquired, to a free creative-rights licensed “data pool”. The archive is in a perpetual state of accretion as users rent equipment for their artistic endeavors. Those seeking to produce film are given full access to this “raw data”. Finished composite films are produced from the archive clips as New Orleans residents come to learn about and create film. This archive concept empowers a larger demographic to produce effective documentary film. Classes are offered to cultivate the production of film. The finished films are displayed in a large theater that serves as a public forum for debate and display of local films. The archive, production and display facilities are an autopoietic process; The evolution of culture (i.e. the data that is being acquired) refines film productions, thus, changing the ongoing public debate of New Orleans domestic issues.


cut.copy.paste postproduction Agenda 1

Irony; water in New Orleans

Agenda 2

productions

The levee; spatial mechanism and symbol

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community rental

Mr. Green’s tragedy and new hope

the archive (raw data)

In the Documentary film center, creative and progressive agendas manifest themselves in film productions through the acts of cut, copy and paste; an autopoietic process emerges. Ryan

site, New Orleans, LA

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vernacular

psychogeographical analysis of site “vortexes”

“from a dérive point of view cities have psychogeographical contours, with constant currents, fixed points and vortexes that strongly discourage entry into or exit from certain zones.” -Guy Debord, Theory of the Derive 18

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cut_copy_paste //theater //Library

//editing //rental //archive //exhibition //lobby //cafe Ryan

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section across Magazine Street entrance plaza

figure ground displaying density along Magazine St.

street typologies

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The plinth and canopy of the documentary film institute house activities that augment the cultural attractor strip identified along Magazine street. Outdoor performance space, a street cafe, and outdoor market space are an extension of cultural attractors to the Southwest of the site. The presence of these activities serves documentary film activities. Everyday Urbanism “The point is its multiplicity and heterogeneity. It is radically empirical and highly specific rather than normative. It begins with what already exists and intensifies it”

commercial and cultural attactors residential industrial

_Margaret Crawford, Everyday Urbanism

playback edit/store theater/ exhibition

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editing and archiving functions over street cafe

augment “containter” of digital archive, upload, and rental

permeable edge; local/urban activities above and below

climate mitigation; shade and local architectural mechanisms


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ground floor //lobby //exhibition //screening //cafe //plaza //market

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massing model, from East

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massing model, from Southeast

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by_hand Hand drawing, photography, and collage are the means by which I allow things external to architecture to inform my design processes. In travel, they have allowed me to discover fascinations. Collage is a way of merging a multiplicity of “ways of seeing”. It is a way to explore the potential relationships between disparate fascinations. The photograph is perceived in a radically different way than the measured line drawing. A charcoal drawing is percieved differently than either of these. The content and material of each fragment in a collage work together to produce a specific milieu. The varied languages that occur simultaneously in a collage enhance the communication of the image. This way of thinking informs every design process I undertake, and my representations of them.

“Architecture tends to consume everything else” _Arne Jacobsen Santa Maria Del Fiore, mixed media collage

Face/Lines, graphite on newsprint

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Kansas / Wind / Bluestem, charcoal on newsprint


Østre Hovedøya, Oslo, Norway

Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Ryan Otterson portfolio