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Samuel Rubenstein

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Undergraduate Portfolio


OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS 1. Foundation - 3' x 4' x 1' conrete footing w/ #5 rebar - 6" tightline drain 2. Footing Wall - Concrete Slab - Waterproof Membreane - Min. 4" Crushed Rock or Geotextile Fabric 3. Ground Slab Interior - Slab per structural on grade - Vapor Barrier - Minimum 4 In. Sand and Gravel

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4. Ceiling, First Level (Parking Garage) - Batt Insulation w/ Vinyl Backing - 2 1/2" Concrete Slab

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5. Floor, Second Level - 2 1/2" Topping Slab O/ Precast Concrete Planks, TYP. - Cont. Fin Tube Radiator on Support - Plenum Divider - Raised Floor System w/ Finish per Schedule 8

6. Wall - Alum. Storefornt - CIP Concrete Wall - Rigid Insulation @ Perimeter - Storefront Head @ Conc. TYP 7. Cavity Wall - 1 1/4" Stone Cladding - 1 3/4" Air Space S,S Anchors - CMU Brick w/ Liquid Applied Vapor Barrier - 1/2" Air Space - 3 5/8" Metal Studs @ 16" O.C - R-11 Batt Insulation - 5/8" GWB and Vapor Retading Primer

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8. Ceiling - Suspended Acoustic Ceiling - 12 Gauge Hanger Wire - Compression Strut Connect to Structure Above - Cross Tee 9. Roof Assembly 1 - Corrugate Steel Sheeting - 2 Inch Concrete Slab w/ Wire Mesh - Rigid Insulation - Vapor Barrier - Galvanized Fasterners in Slotter Hole w/ Watertight Washer, 24" O.C. Min. - Closure per Structure - Slope @ 1"/Ft.

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10. Sunscreen - Sheet Metal Coping - Cont. Cleat Plastic Space - Membrane Flashing - Roofing Membrane - C.I.P Concrete - Weep Drip

Section Location

E1 2 3

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Draftsman

Sam Rubenstein

Partners

Christopher Rivera Courtney Ryan Ryan Olsen

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Building

Kitsap Administration Building

Architects

The Miller/Hull Partnership

Location

Port Orchard, Washington

Scale

1/2" = 1'

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Vertical Village

Contents

Fall 2017 p.5-17

Buffalo Interpretive Center Fall 2015 p.19-27

Construction Technologies Spring 2017 p.28-29

Study Abroad : Ireland + Scotland Summer 2017 p.31-35

fluidmotions Spring 2017 p.37-52

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p.4


Fall 2017

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Professor : Laura Garofalo-Khan

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Partner : Nabil Farhat

Vertical Village

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p.6

V V ertical

24.5 million refugees were externally displaced or seeking asylum

In 2015,

US States with the greatest number of refugee influx in 2016

Countries with the greatest number of refugee resettlement 0

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An Expanded Threshold for Refugee Resettlement in Buffalo

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In 2016

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Syria

California

Afghanistan

Texas

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Somalia Sudan

Michigan

DR Congo

Ohio

Central African Rep.

New York

Utilities / Rent

Transportation

has the 3rd largest Refugee population in the United States (5,026 in 2016)

New York

South Sudan

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Needs of Refugees

Arizona

Myanmar

North Carolina (In millions)

Refugee Resettlement in

Threshold Living: Temporary housing is often affiliated with small and uncomfortable spaces, which doesn’t have to be the case. Introducing social housing creates a lively community where smaller yet flexible units can be combined with shared spaces such as kitchens, porches or courtyards to create a thriving social environment for its residents.

(in thousands)

Buffalo:

Learning Language Social

Groceries / Food

In 2016, Buffalo received an influx of 1600 refugees, and is expecting to rise to 2000 this coming year. With no designated refugee housing, the corner of Delaware Ave. and Allen St. is an opportunity for intervention.

Ultimate Goal: Graduation into the Local Community

Residents have the option to stay in the community and work for the community. They can also be helped with arrangements in Buffalo, another U.S. region, or another country.

Supporting Settlement: The support spaces within the Vertical Village act as a hub for not only the residents, but also the refugees in the Buffalo area. These spaces include an interdenominational prayer room, a day care, a resettlement agency, a shared kitchen and a class / office space. Community Outreach:

The engagement of the local community and the refugees is initiated then enhanced through the introduction of a street level market and cafe, an international theatre and a bus stop. These public programs allow for an exchange of culture with the local community.

Housing Ideology: Many refugees come from rural areas, so the stress of a complex urban area can be overwhelming and resources for refugees can be scarce or out of reach. The proposal involves an intervention into the site to assist both refugees and asylum seekers transition into a new culture and the Urban Context.

refugees in the U.S. are 75% ofresettled in the Urban Context


Residences

Single Person

Influx

+ Amenities

6 months - 2 years

+ Employment

Couple w/ One Child

Single Parent w/ Children

Couple w/ Two Children

Couple w/ Three+ Children

Multiple People (Room mates)

Hope Refugee Drop-In Center: Education West Side Bazaar: Marketplace / Employment Heal International: Burmese Community Center: Community Integration International Institute of Buffalo: Language Education

Site (Corner of Allen St. and Delaware Ave.) p.7


p.8

Circulation

Unit Aggregation

Walkable Space

The units aggregate in a series of expandable flats or duplexes in order to accommodate for the unpredictable nature of refugee influx Structure

one duplex | one flat

Expandable Unit

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one duplex | two flats

Sectional Movement

two duplexes | one flat

Movable Wall


kitchen

flex

kitchen

closet

flex

closet

bath flex

flex

flex

bath

flex

bed

bed

outdoor terrace

outdoor terrace

outdoor terrace

outdoor terrace

Ground Market Plan kitchen

bath

flex flex

kitchen

closet

flex flex

bed 2

closet

bed 2

bath 2

bath 2

bed 1

bed 1

closet

closet outdoor terrace 2

bath

outdoor terrace 2

Unit Plans

Typical Residential Plan

Iterative Scheme p.9


p.10

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The importance of the Social Parti relies on its hierarchy of program, from the individual, to the residents, to the refugees of Buffalo, to the general public, which is expressed through the design. The individual unit expands to a common area shared by the surrounding units. The common areas expand to amenities that are cataloged and shared by refugees of Buffalo, which ultimately expands to the “First Common Area�, a large marketplace for refugees to sell goods and services to the public, creating a language between an existing and new culture. The Formal Parti reflects this ideology by involving a series of cuts and carves that follow the same hierarchy expressed in the social parti. The scalar nature of these carves are removed from a monolith, starting with the first common area, to the amenities, to the common area and finally the unit.

Midterm Study p.11


PRAYER ROOM

PRAYER ROOM

PRAYER ROOM

PRAYER ROOM

PRAYER ROOM

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7

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

OFFICE

5

OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE

PRAYER ROOM

Wednesday

PRAYER ROOM PRAYER ROOM

4

OFFICE OFFICE

OFFICE

3

Tuesday

PRAYER ROOM

DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE

Sunday

INT’L THEATRE

2

Monday

19 20 21 22 23 24

OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE

AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY

COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB

COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB

Saturday

1

19 20 21 22 23 24

AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

PRAYER ROOM

DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE

NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES

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COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB COMPUTER LAB

INT’L THEATRE INT’L THEATRE

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OFFICE

Friday

7

OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE

Thursday

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OFFICE OFFICE

INT’L THEATRE

Wednesday

5

AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY

INT’L THEATRE

Tuesday

4

PRAYER ROOM

INT’L THEATRE

Sunday

3

DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE DAYCARE

LECTURE BUS STOP BUS STOP

Saturday

Monday

NIGHT CLASSES

2

PRAYER ROOM

LECTURE

1

PRAYER ROOM

BUS STOP BUS STOP

19 20 21 22 23 24

PRAYER ROOM

BUS STOP

Friday

NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES

BUS STOP

Wednesday

Thursday

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LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE

BUS STOP

Tuesday

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BUS STOP

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BUS STOP

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BUS STOP

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LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE

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BUS STOP BUS STOP

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INT’L THEATRE

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INT’L THEATRE INT’L THEATRE

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Catalog of Amenities Day Care (w/ Exterior Space)

Interdenominational Prayer Room

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12.00

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25.00

10.00

Computer Lab

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International Theatre / Lecture

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1 Monday

40

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Office Space (Agency)

25

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Process of Carving the Mass

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Connections between cuts are made through a series of paths and stairways

Bus Station


tree

hearth

laundry

hearth

tree

tree

laundry hearth

tree

kitchen

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hearth laundry

kitchen

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laundry

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Cross Section

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Longitudinal Section

Final Design


carve for light and air

carve for public

carve for support spaces

Int erd

carve for common areas

carve for balcony and entry

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canopy glass kitchen

kitchen

tree

hearth kitchen tree

hearth

weathered copper

tree

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laundry hearth laundry

Unit Types

laundry

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Combination One : Unit One and Two

circulation

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+ 1

Type One : Bed and Bath

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1

3

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Common Area Arrangement Combination Two : Unit One and Three

private/public

Common Space

Type Three Unit Type Two : Bed, Bath and Living

skin

Type One Unit Combination One Unit

Common Space

Type Two Unit Type Three : Two Bed, Bath and Living

Type Three unit

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Final Design p.17


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Professor : Virginia Melnyk

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Fall 2015

Buffalo Interpretive Center

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p.20

The first steps involved constructing spatial logics into a series of iterative models. In this case, recreating lighting conditions in different types of wood based on color, texture, hardness etc. In order to begin analyzing these conditions, a “light box� was created out of wood. The light box was punctured multiple times in different ways in order to visually understand these natural light conditions.


Iterative Studies : Light Models p.21


p.22

This process expands to how three exhibition spaces can house pieces, which are Solar Panels, a Turbine and a smaller piece. Direct lighting conditions are placed with openings angled toward the south side to provide direct light to the Solar Panels. Diffuse lighting is placed on the north, to create an illuminating glow under the massive Turbine. The idea of expansion and compression moves the occupant through the circulation. The inhabitant enters the south side and experiences an expanding space through direct lighting and continues into a compressing space and because of its enclosure, the space feels darker and more intimate for a small exhibition piece. The space then expands into an illuminating diffusely lit space where streaks of light travel through the space.


Post Midterm Models : Exploring Direct and Diffuse Lighting p.23


p.24


Final Design : Model Photos p.25


p.26

the final design explores various natural lighting techniques involving direct and diffuse lighting to highlight spaces and objects shown in the industrial museum

Renders / Axonometric


Ground Floor

Second Floor EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

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CONFERENCE

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OFFICE SPACE EXHIBITION

STORAGE

RESTROOMS CAFE

OUTDOOR EXHIBITION EXHIBITION

RECEPTION

Final Design : Plans / Section p.27


p.28

Construction Technologies Spring 2017 Professor : Annette Lecuyer


NOTES 1. Foundation for Perimeter Wall 36”” wide x “ deep site cast concrete strip footings With 3 - #5 horizontal reinforcement with 3” clearance bottom and sides 2. External Stair Well at Grade 12 inch thick site cast concrete wall with #3 horizontal reinforcement equally spaced #5 vertical reinforcement at 16 inches O.C. 12 x 4 inch site cast concrete beam with 4- #5 horizontal reinforcement and #3 ties at 16 inches O.C. 3. External Glass Block Window Wall 12 x 12 x 4 glass block wall with horizontal joint reinforcement alternating courses Asphalt Emission under mortar Panel anchor reinforcement at 16 inches O.C at head 4. External Wall Below Grade 8 x 16 x 12 CMU inner wythe with #5 vertical steel reinforcement bars at corners, openings, and 48 inches O.C. Grouted solid and horizontal joint reinforcement 16 inches O.C. 8 x 8 x 8 inch CMU outer wythe with transparent waterproof coating 5. External Wall above Grade 8 x 16 x 12 CMU inner wythe with #5 vertical reinforcement at corners, openings, and 48 inches O.C. Grouted solid and horizontal joint reinforcement 16 inches O.C. Vapor Barrier 2 inch thick rigid insulation 2 inch air cavity 8 x 8 x 4 inch CMU outer wythe with transparent waterproof coating Thrill-wall flashing at base of cavity Sloped cement wash and weep holes 32 inches O.C. at bottom course

the objective of these drawings was to analyze and develop the ability to extract details from a set of construction details. The class was given a section of a each building and a set of construction documents. It is important to represent these details clearly and efficiently in section at first and then in an axonometric later on.

OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS 1. Foundation - 3' x 4' x 1' conrete footing w/ #5 rebar - 6" tightline drain 2. Footing Wall - Concrete Slab - Waterproof Membreane - Min. 4" Crushed Rock or Geotextile Fabric 3. Ground Slab Interior - Slab per structural on grade - Vapor Barrier - Minimum 4 In. Sand and Gravel

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4. Ceiling, First Level (Parking Garage) - Batt Insulation w/ Vinyl Backing - 2 1/2" Concrete Slab

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5. Floor, Second Level - 2 1/2" Topping Slab O/ Precast Concrete Planks, TYP. - Cont. Fin Tube Radiator on Support - Plenum Divider - Raised Floor System w/ Finish per Schedule 8

7. Cavity Wall - 1 1/4" Stone Cladding - 1 3/4" Air Space S,S Anchors - CMU Brick w/ Liquid Applied Vapor Barrier - 1/2" Air Space - 3 5/8" Metal Studs @ 16" O.C - R-11 Batt Insulation - 5/8" GWB and Vapor Retading Primer

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6. Glass Block Window 8 x 8 x 4 inch glass block with horizontal joint reinforcement alternating courses Panel anchors Site cast concrete sill flush with outer wythe extends 8 inches on each side 16 inch high CMU bond beam lintel with 2- #5 reinforcement bars, grouted solid

6. Wall - Alum. Storefornt - CIP Concrete Wall - Rigid Insulation @ Perimeter - Storefront Head @ Conc. TYP

8. Ceiling - Suspended Acoustic Ceiling - 12 Gauge Hanger Wire - Compression Strut Connect to Structure Above - Cross Tee

7. Ground Floor 4 inch thick site cast concrete slab on grade with wire mesh reinforcement Vapor barrier 4 inch compacted sand fill Compacted Earth fill 8. Kitchen Floor 2 x 10 joists at 16 inches O.C. equally spaced north/ south center line of the house 1 x 3 inch bridging at mid span 5/8 inch plywood subfloor at 6” O.C Ceramic tile on 3/4 inch mortar board

9. Roof Assembly 1 - Corrugate Steel Sheeting - 2 Inch Concrete Slab w/ Wire Mesh - Rigid Insulation - Vapor Barrier - Galvanized Fasterners in Slotter Hole w/ Watertight Washer, 24" O.C. Min. - Closure per Structure - Slope @ 1"/Ft.

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9. Stairs Site cast concrete with 10 inch treads, 7 inch rosers and 8 inch thick landing slabs With 10- #5 reinforcement bars equally spaced 2 inches from bottom and top and 1 inch from sides 16 inch high CMU bond beam lintel with 2- #5 reinforcement bars, grouted solid Steel ½ inch railings

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10. Sunscreen - Sheet Metal Coping - Cont. Cleat Plastic Space - Membrane Flashing - Roofing Membrane - C.I.P Concrete - Weep Drip

Section Location

E1 2 3

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Draftsman

Sam Rubenstein

Partners

Christopher Rivera

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Courtney Ryan Ryan Olsen 1

CROFFEAD RESIDENCE Architects: Clark and Meneffee S.Rubenstein 1 0

Building

Kitsap Administration Building

Architects

The Miller/Hull Partnership

Location

Port Orchard, Washington

Scale

1/2" = 1'

3 5

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p.30


Study Abroad : Ireland + Scotland Summer 2017 Professor : Kenneth Mackay


p.32

The Abroad Studio in Ireland and Scotland focuses on juxtapositions between new and old, as well as urban and rural landscapes. The physical collages and sketches are abstractions of these juxtapositions, including a series of reading spaces designed to test the studies of the phenomenon of areas of critical regionalism such as Temple Bar in Dublin.


Collages p.33


p.34


Sketches p.35


p.36


Using site connectivity, purity and fluidity to create a district of performance in a refreshed Ohio City.

site plan revealing further context and the relationship between washington street, the project and the viaduct

Spring 2017

fluidmotions

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The form began as complicated, but was simplified to draw a clear relationship, one plane over the viaduct (as seen in the site plan) and allows the occupant to access breathtaking views of downtown Cleveland. Performance exists within these planes, the flat floored theatre exists with the tallest space, a triple heightened ceiling, allowing the glass facade to pour light into the space. The amphitheater exists on the larger curve, seating being built into the surface and the sloped floor exists on that same replicated curve with similar formal principles.

Professor: Miguel Guitart

The two highlighted points of the site, the Superior Viaduct and Washington ave. struck an interest through the duration of this project. The site expressed a struggle in elevation as well as plan between these two points. What fluid motions does is create a relationship between these two major hubs that hasn’t previously been seen. The form, while simple, strongly expresses this idea through the use of dual purpose surfaces. Earth meets floor, floor meets roof, roof meets viaduct, viaduct meets downtown Cleveland. This gives Ohio City residents the ability to explore the wave-like structure and use it not only for performance, but as a hub within an refurbished city.


p.38

original hand sketches, where the idea of fluidity was first analyzed formally


Conceptualizing the Curve p.39


p.40

site photos - Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio


Conceptualizing the Curve p.41


p.42

downtown viaduct roof floor ground


structure diagram

the curve was simplified and transformed into a walkable roof that ultimately ties the two points on the site together and allows for a view of downtown Cleveland. It splits from the larger plane to match the viaduct level.

circulation / walkable space diagram

the program involves a sloped theatre, a flat theatre, an amphitheater, a cafe, support spaces and a rooftop terrace.

amphitheater / water reservoir proposal

Systems and Structure p.43


p.44

Final Design : Main Lobby and Cafe


Danish National Bank : Arne Jacobson - 1961

1’ 2’ 4’ 8’ 16’

Final Design : Ground Floor Plan p.45

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p.46 Yokohama Terminal : FOA - 1995

1’ 2’ 4’ 8’ 16’

Final Design : Second Floor

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Teshima Art Museum : SANAA - 2010

1’ 2’

4’

8’

16’

Final Design : Third Floor / Accessible Rooftop p.47


p.48

Relationship between Bridge and Street through the walkable rooftop


Final Design : Cross Sections 1’

2’

4’

16’

8’

p.49


p.50


1’ 2’

4’

16’ 8’

Final Design : Longitudinal Section p.51


p.52

Model Photos

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