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Sarah Gastler sample of work


table of contents UMn architecture research extension........Graduate Design Studio II cactus wall........................................................Hypernatural Design Studio institute for figuring.......................................Graduate Design Studio I design for disassembly..................................Capacity Fit Measure Studio design build projects.....................................Green Mountain College


UMn architecture research extension Graduate Design Studio II Professor: Aaron Amosson As a pedagogical tool for a potential research extension to the school of design, this project explores the idea of a 100 year structure that operates as a geothermal system for the development of Lowertwon, St. Paul. The supporting walls are composed of recycled brick from the area and function as a thermally active surface. The interior arrangement is adaptable to fit changing programs. The first three stories are work spaces and have airplane hanger doors to accomodate large projects.


south east elevation


programmatic relations and flexibility diagrams: general program

research

studio

performance

maker space storage/mechanical

fixed vs flexible floor

minimum floor

adjusted to needs

maximum floor


frost line ground temperature: 45

water table

45

flow direction towards Mississippi River

45 well draw-down and release of water

geothermal system diagram

heating and cooling mode of the system

potential geothermal heating and cooling of surrounding properties, potential future building lots, and impact to the neighborhood.


cactus wall Hypernatural Design Studio Professors: Blaine Brownell, Marc Swackhammer Team: Anna Cobus and Miranda Christensen In this project, my team researched the water storage and orchestration of a cactus with consultation from biologists. We worked at developing an envelope system that could direct and retain water. The inspiration of the cactus led us to explore patterns. Through testing our patterns by quantifying the amount of water stored and by watching the flow of water, we developed a pattern that captured the most water and orchestrated it in an appealing way.

The images on this page are a joint effort between my team members. The images on the next page were explorations and drawings that I contributed.


institute for figuring Graduate Design Studio 1 Professors: Andrew Lucia, Gayla Lindt The institute for figuring is an organization that combines artistic creations with mathematical processes. Through understanding their mission, this project explored design through pattern making and analog techniques.


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Average PV: 13.8 watts/sqf Estimate: 33 kW array <3

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design for disassembly

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Capacity Fit Measure: Living Building Challenge Studio S

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Professor: Billy Weber

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Available: 2400 sqft itself was designed in components that can be disassembled, envelope was developed with consulAverage PV: 13.8 watts/sqft tation on passive house strategies, the building is then sheathed with reclaimed siding material. Estimate: 33 kW array east north full sun

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the living building challenge in relation to solar gain, shading, and habitat creation. The building W

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Availab Averag Estima

full sun

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east

hours of direct sun

partial sun

partial shade full shade

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aker athena Space impact estimator west aker Space n for Dissassembly

n for Dissassembly

6.56E+01

0.00E+00

2.10E+03

8.61E+02

2.24E+02

1.09E+03

-2.84E+05

0.00E+00

1.31E+02

SIDEN RE 0.00E+00 STAFF

0.00E+00

TS1.48E+01

1.03E+01

2.02E+00

1.23E+01

-1.13E+03

0.00E+00

1.48E+00

3.26E-01

1.21E-01

4.47E-01

-9.70E+01

0.00E+00

5.32E-01

6.56E-01

1.38E-01

7.94E-01 -2.59E+01 Winter Solstice 5.24E-08 -2.39E-05

0.00E+00

S MEMBER STAFF

Replacement Transport

ENTS STAFF

kg SO2 eq

1.20E+02

1.16E+01

4.48E+00

8.33E+00

1.28E+01

RESID 1.41E+01

6.55E-01

kg PM2.5 eq

6.26E+01

6.97E-01

6.33E+01

1.23E+00

4.40E-01

1.67E+00

1.44E+00

3.66E-02

kg N eq

1.07E+01

7.96E-01

1.15E+01

3.25E-01

5.62E-01

8.88E-01

4.87E-01

4.44E-02

LIVE 2

LIVE 2

1.10E-05

4.01E-05

2.56E-09

6.61E+01

2.90E+02

3.56E+02

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1.14E+02

2.28E+01

MJ

4.35E+05

1.58E+04

4.51E+05

1.68E+04

1.15E+04

2.83E+04

2.91E+04

8.78E+02

Non-Renewable Energy

MJ

3.11E+05

1.58E+04

3.27E+05

1.29E+04

1.15E+04

2.44E+04

Fossil Fuel Consumption

MJ

2.98E+05

1.57E+04

3.13E+05

1.21E+04

1.15E+04

2.37E+04

De-construction, Demolition, Disposal & Waste Processing

0.00E+00

4.01E-05

4.44E-08

0.00E+00

1.37E+02

3.47E+02

0.00E+00

2.99E+04

1.25E+04

0.00E+00

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1.25E+04

0.00E+00

2.29E+04

1.24E+04

Transport

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Equinox

BBL Material

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PUBLIC MEMBERS

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Winter Solstice

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900 x 3

900 x 3 500

ENT RESID ENTRY

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PUBLIC MEMBERS

0.00E+00

Total

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2.20E+04

8.78E+02

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2.41E+04

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NT RESIDE ENTRY

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1.07E-03

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Total Primary Energy

4.63E-08

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3.18E-08

4.05E+02

IVE 1 L2.13E+03

1.10E-05

1.73E+03

Smog Potential

EM

1.07E-03

kg O3 eq

Ozone Depletion Potential

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kg CFC-11 eq

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LIVE 1

Operational Energy Use Total

window b:

Eutrophication Potential

Replacement Manufacturing

Total

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2.04E+03

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MEMBE STAFF

Transport

Limits Nto Growth

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BEYOND BUILDING LIFE (D)

Shadow Studie

Shadow Studies

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HH Particulate

3 LIVE1.29E+03

ConstructionInstallation Process

END OF LIFE (C1 to C4)

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1.61E+03

Total

Transport

USE (B2, B4 & B6)

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Acidification Potential

kg CO2 eq

3 LIVE 1.92E+04

DETAIL

7.79E+02

ceiling assembly

Global Warming Potential

Manufacturing

R-58

8.33E+02

CONSTRUCTION PROCESS (A4 & A5)

ACE PACE AKER SPAKER S MAIN M MAIN M Unit

SITE

Sumer Solstice

Sumer Solstice

2.05E+04

Project: DFD CFM

PRODUCT (A1 to A3)

Summary Measure

SITE

window a:

RAM RAM

Detailed Summary Measure Table By Life Cycle Stages

north west

sky-light pv array

light shelf triple pane

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Shadow Studies

Shadow Studies Limits Nto Growth

Limits Nto Growth

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full sun

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partial sun

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hours of direct sun

SITE

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hours of direct sun

partial shade

full shade <3 partial shade

full shade E

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Equinox S

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Winter Solstice N

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full sun partial sun

Winter Solstice

BLIC MBERS

<3

hours of direct sun

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Sumer Solstice

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6+

full sun

hours of direct sun

partial sun

<3

partial shade full shade

partial shade full shade

Availa Avera Estim Avai

Aver Esti

east

east west


nature center shed Design Build Studio Professor: Lucas Brown, Green Mountain College Role: team member This shed was designed to be adaptable over time with unique wall systems that could be customized to fit changing needs. The materials for this project were sourced locally and we researched the supply chain process,


solar charging garage Design Build Semester Block Professor: Lucas Brown, Steve Letendre, Green Mountain College Role: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant This comprehensive studio took the project from the design phase through construction. The garage is able to power an electric vehicle and germinate seeds for a farm. The design utilizes passive solar heating and ventilation strategies. We learned how to blow cellulose insulation and install solar panels. With this studio, we focused on researching the life cycle of the materials incorporated into this project.

Portfolio 2017