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architecture portfolio rice university academic and personal work 2001-2006 Stephanie Hsie


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riding the ramps Year 1 2001

chickies Y3 02

moma Y3 02

slide filter belt Y3 03

array exhibit Y4 04

hello! living Y4 05

dynamic dirt Y5 06

recycled materials

bobo project

academic: an introduction to development of organizational systems and internal spatial relationships in satisfying given requirements. designing a motorcycle museum where the enthusiast can come to see motorcycles and their components on display, and do research in the archives. offer a spaces where hundreds of people might gather for a convention that are open to the public on a few special occasions,. instructor: Danny Samuels and Nonya Grenader

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partner: Jason Cook academic: the program for this workshop was to create a moldular display system capable of installationin a variety of spaces. solution: the chickie, a modular “s� shaped component. when slotted together these modular elements form pockets capable of accomodating items of various size and shape. after refinement of the modular element, i produced a catalogue of simple paper cut fold modules. together my partner and i created diagrams of product relationships. the synthesis of catalogue and diagram generated a linking modular system that accommodated floor, wall, and ceiling conditions. circulation through this installation was driven by the relationship of objects to one another according to color, size, and use instructor: Chris Height and Sean Lally

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(3) (1) basswood model with brass brackets (2) chickie cluster (3) floor to wall configuration

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partner: Jason Cook academic: design a store for MOMA applying the techniques learned in the previous workshop. solution: we applied a cutting and folding technique to a rectalinear metal panel. my main focus was to create as many conditions as possible with these cut fold panels. we used this second catalogue to create a dynamic store spaces that users could slide under, through, behind, on, and lean against, and display items. programatically we divided spaces into active and leisure areas where people could engage the store. instructor: Carlos Jimenez and Michael Morrow

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(left) paper model (above) catalogue of parts




display interior conditions

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retail space (4)

cafe area entrance gallery

(5) (1) double height volume (2) cafe leisure area (3) upper retail overlooking entrance gallery (4) cafe on left, office spaces on right (5) view from entrance gallery

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skin exterior conditions

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walkway (4) (above) catalogue application

(1) exterior skin (2) interior ramp (3) entrance (4) second floor

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(left) plan A, rendering of interior filter space, (above) physical model

academic: a senior housing prototype founded on a desire to engage the community and provide relaxing flexible spaces for residents site: located at the intersection of US Highway 59 and Dunlavy in a mixed use neighborhood of Houston. soltuion: a stimulating environment for senior living accomplished through three operations: slide, filter and belt.

slide: The fluid quality of each unit is activated through sliding wood screen panels running on

tracks. The screens provide enclosure for private spaces such as the bedrooms or bathrooms and open to a view into the filter space and courtyard. If the screens are recessed in the walls the dining and living area open and merge into the extra bedroom and kitchen.

filter: The 30 foot long 8 foot wide interior filter space of each unit provides a buffer between the private living areas and the exterior leisure space. Filter space is wide enough to accommodate chairs and couches allowing for quiet reading rooms, looking out into the leisure space.

belt: The belt functions as an exterior surface that provides visual continuity to the building. It also serves as an enclosure for leisure spaces and balconies looking out into the park. The belt’s materiality consists of modular pieces of translucent polycarbonate framed to a loose interface between senior residents and the park. instructor: Dawn Finley

public outdoor pool

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City of Houston Park

Housing Park Strip

Dog Park and Softball Field

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three plans for open living

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A sliding screen allows for continuity between the living/dining room, kitchen, extra bedroom/ study, and filter space. Bookshelves are built in above the filter partition for storage, and small library.

Built-in shelving lines creates a room residents can place knick-knacks, memories and books. Sliding wood screens close off the private bedrooms from the living room or open the bedrooms in the back to a filter space offering a second living area. The bedrooms are located adjacent to the outdoor leisure space.

Plan C consists of two units sharing a common leisure space. Each unit also has an additional lofted space for a master bedroom. Kitchens face the leisure space outside where neighboring residents can cook and enjoy each other’s company. This organization accommodates aging close friends or families. Swing spaces: The north lobby provides access to a health center where a staff of nurses and doctors can see patients in examination rooms. The south and north end of the building are connected by a long corridor lined by a section of belt facing parking which becomes activated as people walk behind the translucent belt. Additional lobbies, reading rooms, and outdoor patios and gardens distributed between units on each floor to allow informal interaction between senior residents, creating a sense of community within the building.

Roof: The roof of each unit is lined with a layer of gravel and grass, emulating the park environment for residents above. The roofs are shingled to engage the existing residential projects surrounding the site. Cabin Units: Units found at the top of the building have an extra slanted roof with a clerestory window at the top of the 16 foot living room wall; flush and meeting the termination of the belt.

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The Park: Entrance through the south lobby takes individuals past the kitchen to a lounge and restaurant area that provides meals for residents and guests at breakfast, lunch and dinner. A large glazed wall overlooks the park and softball field where residents can watch local games and dog owners with their pets.

(upper left) roof perspective, (upper right) entrance (above and opposite) site section


ground floor plan

level 1 floor plan

level 4 floor plan

level 2 floor plan

level 5 floor plan

level 3 floor plan

level 6 floor plan

Residents enter the housing complex from one of four elevator’s then ascend to thier units. Each unit stacks along a veritcal bathroom core but shifts so that leisure spaces never overlap. As units rotate, additional leisure spaces emerge.

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(left) unit C shared leisure space (above) section model

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atrium : the atrium provides a direct entrance to the library from the park, accomodates a shaded area for quiet restful reading and weaves the urban fabric into the library. it is accessible to the public at all hours and shelters a large oak.

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interactive media space : the media space is designed to provide library users with a catalogue of books within the facility as well as books in other branches. access to the internet as well as a variety of applications are which and can be accessed by simply engaging one of the media consoles located throughout the library.

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exhibition gallery space : as a branch library, ARRAY displays a unique comprehensive collection of books and exhibits designed to provide a user with a complete range of resources on a specific topics. every four month the exhibits change creating an anticipation of what the next exhibit will bring and encourages new users to engage books and promote reading.

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academic: 25,000 sq ft library I see the library as a place within the urban fabric that provides individuals within the community a collection of books and media. I wanted a library that would draw the diversity of individuals using the metro rail and stopping at local resaturants, and keep them coming for more books. I saw the potential for a library in midtown houston to plug into the museum district and strong public interest in art and science. They synthesis of museum and library to the creation of a space where books of a given theme could be exhibited every year alongside travelling exhibitions related in topic. Dream Langston

Deferred Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?

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(above) definition of “urban”: using newspapers from local businesses, i chose to define the Houston urban condition through collage.

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site: midtown Houston, TX instructor: Carlos Jimenez and Michael Morrow

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WEST ELEVATION 1/8" = 1' - 0"

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perspectival section 1 - cast in place concrete floorplates 2 - glass block : allows for light to enter the upper units (unit B) 3 - 18" steel mullions : frame the double height curtain wall glazing system as well as providing structural support for the louvers 4 - corrugated metal siding on metal studs with BATT insulation porter bakers

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unit A : 1630 sq ft

unit B : 1670 sq ft

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academic: to design a mixed use, six story building on a given lot in downtown Houston, TX along Kirby Dr. given one lot out of eight, shared ammenities include a ground level park plaza, and below ground parking. kirby

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My mission was to open a dialogue and interaction between units as well as capture mo001 - GROUND FLOOR : 2570 sq ft Porter Bakers ments of light by pushing and pulling floor plates to create double height spaces.

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Bloom Lofts is a six-story upscale mixed-use development situated along a pedestrian walkway running perpendicular to Kirby Drive. This building includes a community parking structure located underneath the plaza accessible by stairs, elevators, and a ramp on the east end of the shared courtyard. The ground floor is occupied by a bakery on Kirby as well as a take-out window along the courtyard. The second through fifth floors comprise of two units per floor with roughly 1650 square feet of usable space per unit. Each unit is live work and thus has mixed use offices in addition to traditional living spaces. The sixth floor is a penthouse for the building owner.

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plants

gaillardia

blue gamma

red fescue

indian mustard

moisture conditions

very high moisture needed, tolerant of continuous inundation.

can withstand some drought and nearby cultivation.

low drought tolerance

good drought tolerance, dry to medium moisure, low salinity tolerance

remediation

good for Se phytoremediation. Has been employed in secondary waste water treatment schemes.

Promising terrestrial candidate for metal removal in water through rhyzofiltration. Removes Pb, U, Cs, and Sr from hydroponic solutions.

The roots of Indian mustard are effective in the removal of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn. removes between 6% (Zn) and 25% (Cd) of the soil metal.

good drought tolerance, dry to medium moisure, low salinity tolerance

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does not tolerate flooding, a high water table, or acid soils

needs good drainage and is drought tolerant. soggy soil will cause root rot in winter.

site: water retention basin located at the intersection of us 90 and beltway 8, houston, texas. the basin edge is 10 feet above the floor and is subject to periodic flooding from the river to the east.

has shown promise in grass mixes to enhance degradation of hydrocarvons in soils through rhizodegradation on dry sites.

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academic: an introduction to the language of the landscape. our objective was to create areas capable of supporting the production of bioremediation plants. incorporated into this program are leisure spaces that support the education of the public to this area and provide the city with additional parkland. three warm up exercises familiarized us with the operations of moving soil and the effects of flooding.

solution: creating a landscape skin formed out of topsoil that could be folded across the site and divided into planting areas. embedded within each planting area is an engineered planting bed composed of customized soil based on the specific needs of different plants. as vegetation

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matures, it punctures this topsoil skin and the landscape fluctuates in density and height with time and flooding. furthermore, if plant demand lessens, vegetation is allowed to naturally overgrow and repopulate the planting area blending with the original switch grass. instructor: Mark Wamble

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soil

soil morphology

Successful establishment and growth of healthy plants depends on: (1) Quality of soil (2) Work of many organisms and micro-organisms which need air and water to survive

Texture and coarse fragment content: divided into fine and coarser earth fractions. particles are divided based on size: sand, silt and clay (soil separates). Each component imparts different characteristics on the soil and has a different mineralogy.

Composition: particles of mineral matter, organic material living and in states of decay, and gasses residing within pores of differing sizes.

Soil moisture regime: descriptor referring to soil moisture or wetness status which is primarily a function of climate and topography/relief as it affects the local water table. This refers specifically to either groundwater or water held at tension of less than 1500 kPa in the soil.

Soil morphology: what is seen and felt about a soil. What it is composed of and how it is put together, its architecture.

Soil texture: refers to relative proportions of sand, silt and clay within the fine earth fraction. This is commonly described as the “feel” of the sample. Clay will form a ribbon, sandy soils will feel gritty and silt imparts a smooth feel.

color: There are three color categories of topsoil which relate to the amount of organic matter: color: There are three color categories of topsoil which relate to the amount of organic matter:

Dark soils are black, dark gray or dark brown. Rich in organic content and usually very fertile, dark soils have a high degree of aeration (there is plenty of pore space for air). Since water soaks easily into these soils, they are slow to erode. Moderately dark soils. Colors range from brown to yellow-brown in these soils. They have a moderate amount of organic matter and are of medium fertility. They contain an average amount of aeration and are slightly erodible. Light colored soils. Pale brown to yellow colored soils are usually poorest for farms and gardens. They are low in organic matter, fertility and aeration. They are often highly erodible.

soil horizons

master horizon characteristics O :layers dominated by organic material in various stages of decomposition that form above a mineral soil or bedrock. in areas where organic production is low or decomposititon rates are high. provide a buffer between the mineral soil and the atmosphere. insulate soil below from extremes of temperature and moisture and provide mechanical protection from raindrop impact, runoffa nd toher erosional forces. when present they facilitate infiltrarion A : traditionally been assigned to “topsoil” layers rich in decomposed organic matter; mineral horizons that formed at the surface or below an O horizon and (1) are characterized by an accumulation of humified organic matter intimately mixed with the mineral fraction, or (2) have properties resulting from cultivation, pasturing or similar kinds of disturbance. E :light-colored mineral horizons in which the main feature is loss of weatherable minerals, silicate clay, iron, aluminum, humus or some comvination etc. form as vertically or laterally moving water strips sand and silt grains of coatings and weathers many of the dark minearls. primarily in humid climages, on freely draning sites or where water perches and moves laterally above an aquitard. can be thought of as A horizons stripped of coatings except humus. conceptually considered the downward extension of A horizons where translocation is frequent and intense.

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B :zones of accumulation or alteration in the subsoil; subsurface mineral horizons dominated by (1) illuvial accumulations of clay, iron, aluminum, humus, etc.. (2) removal of primary carbonates, (3) residual concentrations of sesquioxides, (4) distinctive, non-geologic structure and/or (5) brittleness. sometimes refered to as subsoil materials because they take longer to torm and be destroyed by virtue of thier location in subsoil, are less likely to be eroded.


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3 basic types:

determining soil moisture requires knowledge of inputs of water to it, throughputs of water vapor and liquid within it and losses of water from it.

Factors influencing soil moisture regime: 1. atmospheric climate and precipitation 2. runoff 3. evaporation 4. storage through lateral supplies 5. supplies from groundwater/ deep percolation and infiltration 6. vegetation/transpiration back into atmosphere

terrace section

understamding dirt and production

(1) Saturated (2) Leaching (soil water is adequate to move materials downward and completely through in the profile) (3) Dry (most water moving in the soil eventually evaporates, leaving behind various precipates).

plant spacing diagram

planting bed A: 36� planting bed depth

planting bed B: 96� planting bed depth

planting bed C: 96� planting bed (elevated)

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main water source from irrigation and downward flow of rainwater.

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flooding zone: water sourcew ill mainly come from rising flood water periodically moist or saturated during larger storms. will from the bayou. area of periodic or benefit from irrigation as well as flooding of bayou Dry, infrequently subject to frequent standing water. inundation or saturation. leisure area: secondary infrastructure accomodates flooding

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year 10: as demand fluctuates, some plant beds are allowed to grow to full maturity.

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week one: initial grading is completed, and natural grasses begin

re-emerging in unused portions of production. soil soil for plant beds are removed, designer topsoil fills the site and seeds are sown.

year one: emergent plant patterns appear. plant beds are sown and harvested for removal from site.


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one year bloom cycle: (from top) spring, summer, fall, winter

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highway mosaic

july 2004

partners: Stephanie Lin, Cynthia Fishman, Jean Daly CSI of San Antonio held a city beautification competition the summer of 2004. each team had to submit a mosaic proposal, order tiles, and complete their installation in three days. the theme was to combine San Antonio with something from our hometown of Houston. together we designed a mosaic depicting the skylines of Houston and San Antonio joined by common waterways to reveal a haiku written by Jean. “remember our past, roots in rushing water paths, growing to the sky.� (pictured from left) Jean Daly, Erin Porter, Cynthia Fishman, and Stephanie Hsie

paper zoo

june 2005

last year I had the opportunity to learn how to use a laser cutter. in addition to learning new techniques for model making in different materials, I used scraps to create a laser cut zoo. my animals are now on display at the Half and Half coffee shop Portland, OR. (left) llama (below) muskrat and sheep

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personal projects


phase one may 2004bobo bash to spread bobo pins to the world

phase two may 2005bobo bash II where photos are made into postcards for correspondance

phase three this coming spring of 07, we are celebrating erin’s memory by compiling and dedicating a book of all bobo’s photos. when our studio was asked to create a memorial for Erin Peck, i wanted to give her and her family something that could grow and truly create a lasting impression of Erin’s Peck’s humour and joy on the students of rice campus and the world. this is a tribute to her quirky and free loving spirit which live on as people travel across the world with bobo. she loved to take pictures and to share her memories with others and i hope that through these photographs, Erin’s spirit will laugh with us as we see where bobo goes. all the photos are to be mailed back to brown where they can be displayed every year. this is erin’s last practical joke, so dont be scared if you see a bobo around the corner, tilt your head a little, lean on your left leg and send him a little smile for erin. bobo: loveable, playful, cute, quirky, utterly adorable, easy to love, will love you unconditionally in return just like erin minus the grizzly face and unkemt appearance! what to do: step one: set the bobo free on brown college and watch them spread step two: begin the bobo adoption process step three: take bobo where ever you go and take pictures of him being merry step four: send the pictures back to brown for generations to come.

keep bobo alive, remember erin and be happy!!!!

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