SEAN MICHAEL HIREMATH PICKERING DESIGN PORTFOLIO
SEAN MICHAEL HIREMATH PICKERING Virginia Polytechnic Institue & State University Bachelor of Architecture Expected Graduation 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTENTS ROOM + GARDEN HOERRIKWAGGO THREE GONG TOWERS REVIEW ROOMS
ROOM + GARDEN
Blacksburg, VA Fall 3rd Year Architecture begins with the room. Without the ability to design a great room, one is not able to producde a larger building. The room serves as a vehicle to explore architectural ideas and materiality, while the garden creates a relationship with the site. The design focused on the space created between two massive walls that grounded the room within the site. The walls also serve as a procession and guide for someone entering the site. The room compresses and opens up in multiple dimensions, allowing for views to be controlled.
sequential drawing of a wall section
Through the creation of a â€œfragmentâ€? of our Room + Garden building, the means and methods of construction are explored. Materiality, detailing, and the act of construction comes together to produce a thoughtful critical moment of the building. A fragment of the upper portion of the concrete wall was produced, which includes a gutter and bolting of the window pane. Creation of the fragment consisted of initial drawings, creation of formwork, welding of steel, pouring of concrete, and then removal of the formwork once set.
1-50 LB BAG CONCRETE 2-3/4” PLYWOOD 1-3” WIDE STEEL BAR, 3’ LONG 25-WOOD SCREWS 1-METAL BOLT 1-1/2” ALUMINUM ROUND TUBE 2-3/8” ZINC THREADED ROD 4-ZINC PLATED WASHERS
section of fragment planning construction
Cape Town, South Africa Spring 2nd Year Desigining an art and educational center for the city of Cape Town focused on the nearby Table Mountain allows for the exploration of form in a confined urban context. Relationship with the street front and neighboring buildings while maintaining opportunities for daylight was a primary concern. The design shifts in plan, allowing for courtyard spaces, while a baffled roof lets in diffused light. Corner windows also ensure that light is not hitting artwork on the walls. The seperation of the stairway and gallery space ensures that the gallery mantains a quietness appropriate for viewing artwork.
first floor atrium, offices, bathrooms, and reception
second floor stair atrium, gallery, outdoor pavillion.
third floor stair atrium, gallery, artist studios
fourth floor stair atrium, gallery, artist studios
THREE GONG TOWERS
Unspecified Wooded Location Spring 2nd Year 2nd Year Competition An abstract prompt to design three gong towers on a 45 degree slope in a wooded pine forest allowed for conceptual exploration of architecture with little parameters for program and constraints on form. A simple geometry adds to the grandness of the scale of the towers and creates a raw, natural feel for the tower that blends perfectly within a forest. The exposed staircase allows one to feel as if they are ascending upwards with the trees.
Blacksburg, VA In Progress Spring 3rd Year Beginning as the third year competition brief completed in a week, this is later expanded upon as a semester long project. A new concept and form is explored as it relates to the urban scale and context of the area better than a large building. The design engages every level of the stairs while mantaining a human scale in relationship to the surrounding buildings as it remains low to the ground.
first floor cafe, gallery, review room
second floor + roof terrace review room + outoor seating
third floor review room