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A Terrain for Collection & Recollection

2007-2012 2011-2012

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A TERRAIN FOR COLLECTION & RECOLLECTION EUROPEAN SKYSCRAPER II DIPLOMATIC SPACES INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY PRIMITIVE HUT & THE THIRD LANDSCAPE RETREAT FOR A RAINMAKER MED CHAPEL

OTHER WORKS

2007-2012 2011-2012

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THE INSTITUTE FOR COLLECTIVE REMEMBERING (ICR)

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A TERRAIN FOR COLLECTION & RECOLLECTION explorations in the craft of memory & the act of collecting OVERVIEW

The binary nature of the investigation explores two modes of remembering: individual remembering (the garden of collective memories) and collective remembering through the act of collecting (archive & exhibition). Situated in the corner of Laleh Park, the Institute for Collective Remembering (ICR) embeds the mnemonics of memory within the language of the space to foster the construction of memory & associations; providing a terrain for the collection and recollection of memory. SITE

THE INSTITUTE FOR COLLECTIVE REMEMBERING (ICR) PROGRAM: ARCHIVE, RESEARCH, EXHIBITION SITE: 1/9 HEJAB STREET, TEHRAN, IR Tehran, Iran ‘BONYAD-E-GERDAVARI YADEMAN’


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SITE: LALEH PARK, TEHRAN, IR

EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS forgotten foundations LALEH PARK, TEHRAN

The Institute for Collective Remembering (ICR) is located at the southeast corner of Laleh Park (currently an abandoned construction site). Similar in function and relative location to New York’s Central Park, Laleh Park is revered as one of the few public spaces for leisure and recreation. A number of attractions line the edges of the park, including: the Tehran Contemporary Arts Museum, Iran’s National Carpet Museum, and a Namaz-Khaneh (prayer room) by prominent Iranian architect Kamran Diba. TRACES OF THE PAST

Much at the intersection of present-day youth and the historic city center; Laleh Park is one block north of a number of universities, and not much farther from Revolution Roada street witness to millions of marching demonstrators since the time of the Shah. In an effort to strategically eliminate oppositional political traces, valiant efforts have been made by the Islamic Regime to erase former place names and meanings. Among these, ‘Laleh Park,’ formerly named ‘Farah Park,’ after the former LALEH PARK Queen; ‘Hejab’ (Head covering) Street, formerly named ‘Los Angeles’ Street; and ‘Kesharvaz’ (Farmer) Boulevard, formerly named Elizabet Boulevard.

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The forgotten foundation serves as the basis for the study of remembering. Construction began on a high-rise hotel, at the intersection of Hejab Street and Kesharvaz Boulevard, but work ceased after pouring the foundation- leaving a 50-60 ft. excavation in a major corner of the park. Working with its existing geometries (two grids, shifting on top of one another), the trace of the foundations are imbued within the form of the Garden.

‘LALEH’ TULIP

It is an ancient belief in Iran, dating back to mythology that if a young soldier dies patriotically a red tulip will grow on his grave. The emblem of Iran since the 1979 Iranian Revolution features a stylized Perso-Arabic script of the arabic word Allah (“God”). The shape of the emblem is chosen to resemble a tulip, for the memory of the people who died for Iran. FORGOTTEN FOUNDATIONS (EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS)

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ENTERING THE ICR

Visitors slip into the Institute for Collective Remembering (ICR) from Laleh Park- where one can either descend into the Garden, or enter the Archives from one of two entry points. The Arboretum extends the park into the Institute. A large reflection pool expanses the corner of the site, providing a buffer between Kesharvaz Boulevard and the site. Water enters the building from the east elevation, allowing light to diffuse into below-grade spaces. Staging warehouse and below-grade parking are accessible from the service access off Hejab Street.

ICR PRIMARY ELEMENTS ARCHIVE (30,000+ SF) is the primary dimension of the ICR. Public participation transforms this institute into an engageable open-source, welcoming stories and histories from every individual. It is paramount that the storage of these artifacts be made accessible to the public.

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+Writings: Journals, Letters, Prose, Poetry, Travel Writings, Essays, Periodicals +Film and Media: Photography, music, film, sound +Artworks: Calligraphy, painting, miniatures, embroidery, weaving, rugs, other handicrafts +Legal Documents: Wedding contracts, Dowry documents, settlements, endowments, powers of attorney, wills, sales, and other financial contracts +Everyday objects +Oral histories Exhibition (15,000 SF) +Permanent/Rotating Collections +Story-telling Center +Gallery of Film & Media +Staging warehouse, shop & loading dock Research (8,000 SF) +Digital Documentation Center +Archivist Laboratories +Offices/Administration

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THE GARDEN OF COLLECTIVE MEMORIES (14,000 SF) is an archive curated by the public,

for the public, for the deposition and preservation of memory. Garden visitors are welcome to contribute to the growing collection of the ICR Archives: providing a vast resource of collective material history to ICR researchers. Rotating exhibitions are frequently comprised of these artifacts. +Arboretum (3,200 SF) +Information/Reception +Memory Banks (below-grade) N 7


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ICR ARCHIVES + EXHIBITION

RE-DEFINING ARCHIVE

The Institute for Collective Remembering advocates for the collection and recollection of sensitive materials related to the social and cultural history of Iranians in Tehran, and challenges the methods of conventional archival agencies: aiming to minimize the gap between the public and the artifacts themselves. The ICR campus is comprised of two buildings: 1. ICR Archives and 2. The Garden of Collective Memories

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The transition between the garden & the archive fosters a realization of one’s role within the collective composition. The garden and the archive are connected both above and below grade (through visual space). At their juncture, visitors can make sense of the buildings composition without necessarily having to enter. The story-telling center cantilevers above this connection, emphasizing the multiplicity of inter-connectedness within this axis.

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ON INDIVIDUAL REMEMBERING Mass To Hold A Light Infrastructure Every viewport entices you to happen upon a new room to discover: by definition, the Memory Garden is a Zen Garden, hiding and revealing simultaneously in an act of exploration. The concept of circulation is clear- a central order is established, though provisional, and offered is a range of secondary space systems (like tributaries of a river) beneath its depths to provide a terrain to meander comfortably and with ease.

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Memory Walls: Precast Modules Barren and wanting, the thickened walls of the Garden ask for the deposition of memories. Precast concrete modules sit within the steel framework that slips into the voids of the concrete mass. Marble, a precious material, seams the concrete units together: fortifying their immortality. Marble sills and headers hold the travertine doors that shelter the Memory deposits, resonating the archaic sound of stone upon opening.

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ON COLLECTIVE REMEMBERING wrapper: archive + exhibition Light Infrastructure to Hold the Mass[es] Formally, the inquiry of collection begins by collecting the architecture rather than relying on the objects contained within. The various shafts within the Garden of Collective Memories are treated as architectural artifacts, recalling traces of the former foundations.

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FOURTH FLOOR PLAN EXHIBITION: HALL OF MINIATURE ARTIFACTS

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...WHICH IS THE SPECTACLE?

A wrapping of exhibition [mass] with archive [infrastructure] at varying scales creates opportunities to simultaneously hide and reveal the nature of one to the other. Archivists simultaneously research and curate the collections while visitors experience them.

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a. frosted glazing b. open-web joist framing c. cavities provide flexible archival storage d. structural glass modules e. polished lw concrete on steel decking

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THE BAUHAUS INSTITUTE iAADFOR STUDIO: COLLECTIVE EUROPEAN REMEMBERING SKYSCRAPER (ICR) II

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EUROPEAN SKYSCRAPER II bauhaus iAAD studio IN COLLABORATION WITH MARLENE KÜLZ URBAN CONCEPT: THE CITY IS AN ARCHIVE

The focus is to develop a strong relationship to neighboring buildings of cultural importance, i.e. the Behren’s buildings, House of the Teacher, and Congress Hall. Likewise, to reconnect the building back to Alexanderplatz and landmarks beyond. The extrusion of a central mass beyond Kollhoff’s proposed footprint creates two squares: one to enter the library (tower), and one to enter the school (base). ALEXANDERPLATZ, BERLIN

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The extrusion of a central mass beyond Kollhoff’s proposed footprint creates two squares: one to enter the library (tower), and one to enter the school (base).

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Subtraction is the primary principle for spatial development. A central courtyard becomes the heart of the school, with circulation cores branching off at four central locations. Oversized stairs create additional niches & sitting spaces

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Diverse programs are connected through visual space. The library and the school have strong visual connections where programs overlap or intersect.

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A shared roofscape joins the Library and the School where tower meets base. In the tower, cores are pulled away from the center to create a large open space for a main stair to circulate. Stacks are organized on either side with small reading spaces embedded within.

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THE INSTITUTE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN FOR COLLECTIVE REMEMBERING EMBASSY (ICR)

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DIPLOMATIC SPACES a shared embassy for Israel and Palestine OVERVIEW

Situated at the corner of M and 22nd Street in Washington, D.C., the investigation advocates for diplomacy, formally, through the union of a segregated form. Two monumental walls project through the site, creating a seemingly fragmented mass. Functions of the embassy are shared throughout and a central atrium is created in between. Principles of movement reunite the divided mass, hoping to imbue a spirit of diplomacy through the architecture.

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN EMBASSY PROGRAM: DIPLOMATIC SPACES SITE: M & 22ND ST. WASHINGTON, D.C. Washington, DC


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DIPLOMATIC SPACES

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FORM & NARRATIVE

Two monumental walls project through the site, formalizing two entrances (south & east elevations) and a central atrium in between. High-security functions of the Embassy are located in the north wing, in order to give increased public accessibility to the south. Principles of movement reunite the ostensibly separate fragments of the mass. Passing through the formal divide becomes a staple in everyday life: perpendicular crossings reconnect the volumes, giving access to all embassy functions. Elevators & stairs are located within.

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FORM & NARRATIVE

The glazed atrium roof establishes a new horizon. Prayer rooms project into the atrium space, hovering above & below. Perpendicular crossings reconnect the mass, providing access to functions of the Embassy. Elevators are located within, with egress stairs wrapping in and around. Passing through this divide becomes a staple in everyday life: hoping to imbue a sense of diplomacy through the reconnection of this space.

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THE INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY reactivate site OVERVIEW

This project began with an eagerness to revitalize an area just on the periphery of Cincinnati’s primary downtown area. The desire to liven the site began to manifest itself within the architecture. Public spaces are activated by shifting ground planes and the introduction of water. Once inhabited, the permeability of the building animates its’ facades. Visitors observe the weathered brick surface of the Dennison as they circulate exhibition floors, the same they would the artifacts contained within. THE DENNISON HOTEL

THE INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ICA) PROGRAM: HOUSING, RESEARCH, EXHIBITION, ARCHIVE SITE: 7TH & MAIN ST, CINCINNATI, OH Cincinnati, OH


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The weathered brick surface of the Dennison acts as a backdrop for the ICA. Visitors observe the Dennison as they move beween exhibition floors, the same they would the artifacts contained within. Exhibition and gallery spaces occupy the hanging volumes, supported by the studio spaces above.

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Apartments look eastward to the geographic landmark & residential neighborhood of Mt. Adams. Directly beneath the residences, a public gathering space & auditorium provides inhabitants and visitors with a stage to interact. VIEW OF MT. ADAMS BEYOND

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Public spaces are activated by shifting ground planes, revealing windows into the archives below. Water provides another living landscape within the site. The mediating surface acts as an indicator of the shift from research to residency within the site.

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Exterior egress stairs provide visitors with the opportunity to observe Cincinnati’s downtown area as they move through exhibition spaces.

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THE PRIMITIVE HUT & THE THIRD LANDSCAPE third year competition OVERVIEW

Landfill reuse has the ability to transform seemingly irrevocable landscapes into dreamscapes by hiding the rejected matter—artifacts—under a vast curtain veil. This project seeks to confront landfill reuse in an unprecedented way.

Our society adopts many superficial palliatives. Because yesterday’s negatives are moved out of sight from their familiar locations many persons are willing to pretend to themselves that the problems have been solved.

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THE PRIMITIVE HUT & THE THIRD LANDSCAPE PROGRAM: LANDFILL REUSE SITE: FRESH KILLS PARK, NY Fresh Kills Park, NY


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Through the heaps of rubble, visitors are confronted with countless artifacts: capturing time in an exceptional way.

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Two landings branch off a boundary between two conflicting landscapes. Through separation and extension, they lend themselves to the observer.


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A thickened wall mediates between force and counter force; communicating the resistance of conflicting landscapes on either side. A series of windows along the elongated corridor frame varying latitudes of the two landscapes: measuring and informing one to the other.

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THE INSTITUTE RETREAT FOR COLLECTIVE FOR A RAINMAKER REMEMBERING (ICR)

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RETREAT FOR A RAINMAKER a measuring device for the rainmaker OVERVIEW

The retreat is organized around an existing utility road used for an active quarry. This project proposes to terminate the use of the road (and of the quarry) through the introduction of water. Water revitalizes the site, acting as a mediator between the two bounded landscapes on either side. Embedded are a series of setbacks and landings, paired with measurable surfaces and various lenses to observe and measure the scarred landscape. LIMESTONE QUARRY

Landings..social emblems of stability..serve as clearings by conterring orientation and giving the sense that something new is about to begin. - David Leatherbarrow RETREAT FOR A RAINMAKER PROGRAM: RESIDENCY, RESEARCH SITE: BLACKSBURG, VA Blacksburg, VA


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The site is located at the intersection of three different landscape typologies: the industrialized landscape, suburban landscape, and the natural landscape. Situated adjacent to an active quarry, the site model for this project comments on the subtractive nature of its surroundings.

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The retreat is organized around an existing utility road used for the quarry. This project proposes to terminate the use of the road and revitalize it with water; providing a mediator between the bounded landscapes on either side.

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A gradual ascension through a thickened wall provides a new way to measure the landscape; every step referential to another frame of the surrounding context.

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Stages for observation & measurement provide the Rainmaker with a method to treat the scarred landscape. Embedded are a series of setbacks and landings, paired with measurable surfaces and various lenses to observe and measure daily conditions of the site.

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MEDITATION CHAPEL a mediator between man & nature OVERVIEW

Sited along the coast of Lake Myvatn, Iceland, this open-air meditation chapel provides visitors with three rooms to contemplate the landscape with respect to its fundamental elements: the Chapel of the Earth, the Chapel of Light & Shadow, and the Chapel of Sky & Water. CMU and pre-cast concrete serve as primary materials, in response to the remote location of the site. LAKE MYVATN

...A man’s creation, the making of a room, is nothing short of a miracle. Just think, that a man can claim a slice of the sun. - L. Kahn, Between Silence & Light

MEDITATION CHAPEL PROGRAM: CHAPEL OF THE EARTH, LIGHT, SKY, & WATER SITE: LAKE MYVATN, ICELAND Reykjavik, Iceland


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CHAPEL OF THE EARTH, LIGHT, SKY, & WATER

Three rooms are situated along the coast of Lake Myvatn for the contemplation of nature. Visitors enter by descending into the Chapel of the Earth. The lake wraps the outmost room- where visitors have views in three directions. Water from the Lake is drawn into the innermost room (the Chapel of Light & Shadow).

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B-LAMP industrial design summer studio 2010 FABRICATION

Steel (rainbow torch finish), felt, and silk-screened textile construction Designed & fabricated in the Virginia Tech Industrial Design Lab LAMP INTERIOR

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Silk-screened textile and wood frame construction. Designed & fabricated in the Virginia Tech Industrial Design Lab

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SKETCHBOOK 2009-2012

The sketchbook plays a significant role in my practice: it is an active, uninhibited, and contemplative space- one that enables me to ruminate a range of inquiry

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Sarah Kia: Undergraduate Architectural Works  

Design Portfolio (2009-2012)

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