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Sarah Feiner

Undergraduate Portfolio


Selected Undergraduate Work

University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture

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Center for Wooden Boats | 9 - 16 |

Contemporary Bath House | 17 - 22 |

Fluid Erosion | 23 - 26 |

Translation Pavilion | 27 - 30 |

Joint Illumination

Cover: Fluid Erosion Prototype. Wearable back piece meant to represent a textured surface due to water erosion.


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Center for Wooden Boats Seattle, Washington

Fifth Semester, Fall 2018 | LeClerc

Through the use of repetition, I have continued to explore the different effects of light, perforation and layering on architecture. The featured space of the Center is the large “longhouse” for boat building, maintenance, and exhibition that double functions as a workshop and museum for boats and vessels. In addition there is a separate archival gallery for the exhibition of information, artifacts, and other materials that are the subject of boat building, changing displays that advance the Center’s programs. An education and learning space shall serve as a workshop and meeting hall for children and the general public.

Left: Boat Hull Axonmetric. Original inspiration diagram for repetition facade. Axonmetric study of Slipper Launch. 2


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Left: Lighting Progression Diagram. Light curation throughout center based off of surrounding settings. Apertures progressively become more consistent to allow exterior views. Right: Exploded Wall Axon. Structural axonmetric drawing showing all layers of steel and precast concrete construction. 4


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Above: Plan Progression. From left to right: Site Plan, Roof Plan, First Floor Plan containing longhouse and meeting areas, Second Floor Plan containing gallery and office spaces. 6


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Above: Rendering. Building elevation showing site context along Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. This rendering explicitly shows shadowing effect cast by building facade.


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Contemporary Bath House Charlotte, North Carolina

Fourth Semester, Spring 2018 | Philemon

As society has changed, the need for public baths has reduced due to the common misconception that these facilities were merely meant for cleaning oneself. Public baths originally were incorporated into the social system as meeting places, gathering halls or event locations. This event could be public or private, regardless it was a planned interaction. The contemporary bath acknowledges this need for contact by appealing to its visitor. Rather than making one large gathering space for everyone, the program has been split into a multitude of “pods” and dispersed throughout the site. Well trafficked locations or existing event spaces create platforms for these structures to attach to and feed off of their respected crowds. Each space is designed with its “host” in mind and who would most likely be in that location.

Left: Site Analysis Diagram. Design concept analysis constructed based off of site and building interrogation. Pods located by measuring the popularity of a location at certain times of the day. 10


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Left: Pod Assembly Diagram. Number and location of pods along building facades determined by popularity and size of location. Right: Exploded Pod Construction. Each pod consists of a precast kit of parts construction. Meant to be easy to assemble and remove. 12


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Left: Pod Section and Plan. Drawings show the three key spaces in a pod. Public, Interaction and Private. Right: Pod Location. Dispersed pods located along the Seventh Street Lightrail Station in Charlotte, North Carolina. Size correlates to building function. 14


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Above: Color Blocking. City elevation documenting the effect of a swarm of pods on Uptown Charlotte. Buildings with more human contact or interaction house more pods.


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Fluid Erosion Chicago, Illinois

Third Semester, Fall 2017 | Dan Zhang

Explore how geometry, material, and assembly alter the interface between the environment and our body. Inspired by experiments and prototypes from the conceptual phase, architectural speculation couples atmosphere and land form into a synthetic whole, challenging the transition from bodily scale site prosthetics into architectural spaces. Design prototype indirectly affects the behavior of water as a subject matter, and unveils its censorial aspects that are otherwise unconceivable. Natural integration to site by bringing the outside world into the dance studio. Rigid rock structure joins to organic water features. Eroded ground implies paths to separate dance and meditation spaces.

Left: Collage. Design concept analysis constructed by overlapping a series of site materials to create an obstructed view of the site. 18


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Left: Site Analysis Diagrams. Using noise pollution and site materiality as a base, building location and circulation is developed. Right: Physical Model Photos. Constructed out of foam core and sculpted acrylic pieces. Meant to show the collision between a rigid surface and flowing water. 20


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Above: Rendering. Building elevation showing the connection between a fluid interaction and a rigid surface. Site eroded away to enhance circulation to the entrances of the building.


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Translation Pavilion Siteless

Fifth Semester, Fall 2018 | LeClerc

Successful and poetic articulation of structure is as much about space making as it is about supporting various loads acting on the building form itself. Consider the following: Repetition - the recurrence of an action or event. Syncopation - an abstract rhythm, passage, or dance step. Progression - passing successively from one member of a series to the next; succession; sequence.

Left: Roof Plan. Programmatic structure elements enhanced with the use of shadow. Overlapping creates a repetitive pattern.

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Precast Concrete Panel Bolted Connection Steel Ties Wide Flange

Slab on Grade Concrete Footing

Steel Frame Steel Supports Mini Piles

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Left: Pavilion Wall Section. Structural wall section drawing showing layers of steel and precast concrete construction. Right: Rendering. Context rendering demonstrates a possible use of pavilion.


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Joint Illumination Siteless

Second Semester, Spring 2017 | Linkous

Explore how geometry, material, and assembly alter the interface between the environment and our body. Design prototype indirectly affects the behavior of water as a subject matter, and unveils its censorial aspects that are otherwise unconceivable. Inspired by experiments and prototypes from the conceptual phase, architectural speculation couple atmosphere and land form into a synthetic whole, challenging the transition from bodily scale site prosthetics into architectural spaces. Natural integration to site by bringing the outside world into the dance studio. Rigid rock structure joins to organic water features. Eroded ground implies paths to separate dance and meditation spaces.

Left: Analog Drawing. Single piece of wire shaped to construct a hand. Sculpture and shadow was then hand drawn. 28


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Left: Bounding Box Study Photos. Wire hand is analyzed through layers of materials. Thread is used to highlight connections. Right: Bounding Box Final Assembly. Joints and overlapping illuminated. Envelope and support structure constructed based off of retracted wire hand.


Sarah Feiner

(908)328-1003 sfeiner@uncc.edu

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Undergraduate Portfolio 2019  

A portfolio of selected Undergraduate work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Currently a third year student.

Undergraduate Portfolio 2019  

A portfolio of selected Undergraduate work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Currently a third year student.

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