diana m. short , email@example.com
519 riddle road, apt 9
cincinnati, ohio 45220
1 monon live/work 2 plug 3 thomas j. kinghorn residence hall 4 notre dame innovation park 5 cranbrook wellness retreat 6 nutrisca la vita 7 trip mountain 8 transformation 9 geo - trivet 10 branded environment
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carmel, indiana ball state university design studio 301, fall 2005 instructor: tim gray
This six-week project studied the reuse of a silo. Located along a biking and walking pathway called the Monon Trail, the mixed use development will attract the attention of trail users. A unique form carves into the silo, functioning similarly to a shelf. The 34 live/work units, studio, and gallery space lie parallel with the trail allowing recreational activities to occur in conjunction with art creation.
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connecting with the trail
The glass facade showcases the life and work of the artists that dwell within the units. The upper gallery space is also transparent, fostering mystery and interest from the Monon Trail. The intersection of the separate functions of recreation and creativity opens up an opportunity for overlap, the new piece as an extension of the trail.
The fluid curves of this artist live/work development directly oppose the rustic silo, which is encompassed by the new structure. The contradicting qualities of the silo help to enrich and complement the modern appendage.
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sustainable _ c o h o u s i n g
existing / new
L I N K A G E.
Shipping containers connect to the north facade, plugging into the mechanical and electrical systems, which is centrally located within the existing building. Condensing these utilities allows for less modifications in the shipping containers and minimizes waste and energy consumption. A grid of steel columns is used as an additional support system for the units themselves.
ball state university design studio 302, spring 2006 instructor: wes janz
18 units 24 shipping containers
Indianapolis, IN C O N T E X T.
PLUG was a nine-week competition sponsored by the firm Gresham Smith and Partners. The competition focused on the theme of sustainability through cohousing. Initially, the approach was to look at materials that were massproduced with little waste, focusing on the shipping container. The 10’ x 40’ module of a shipping container is sufficient for private living space, which is then supplemented by larger communal spaces for cooking, dining, and gathering. By placing two shipping containers together, a module of 20’ x 40’ is created, giving more ample space for a family. The site is located in downtown Indianapolis with an existing 3-story brick building on the SW corner.
Located in downtown Indianapolis, there is a three-story brick building that is vacant on the site. The canal is located within walking distance and the site is approximately a mile from Monument Circle.
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condensing utilities 24 shipping containers are assembled into 18 units connecting into the north facade. The units are plugged into the mechanical and electrical systems, which are centrally located within the existing building.
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cohousing community Social interaction is fostered through inhabitants respectfully sharing spaces and facilities. Balance is achieved between individual and group spaces, giving people freedom to live the way they desire. The rehabilitation gives the once vacant building vitality. The new ideas are adapted to fit within the existing context.
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800 sq ft
400 sq ft
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thomas j. kinghorn residence hall
During my internship with CSO Architects in Indianapolis, I participated in an ongoing residence hall project for Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I assisted with construction documents, engineering systems coordination, LEED documentation, and construction administration for Kinghorn Residence Hall, which opened for students and staff in August 2010.
muncie, indiana cso architects, completed august 2010
view of courtyard
view of lobby
Kinghorn Residence Hall is designed to accommodate the lifestyle of the modern university student. With large open lounges, wireless internet accessibility, and spacious rooms, students will find this building far surpasses former residence halls. Principles of sustainability were crucial to the design, which is certified by the USGBC as LEED Silver. I began working on this project in the design development phase. During the production of the construction documents, my main focus was creating wall sections, unit layouts, and helping with the development of the exterior profile of the building. Practical experience has helped me to better understand the challenges architects face working with clients, meeting LEED requirements, and incorporating all the necessary utilities and strucure into the design.
Unit A - 4 Doubles 8 beds + two private baths
view of two-story lounge
Unit B - 4 Singles 4 beds + two private baths + kitchenette
Unit C - 2 Singles 2 beds + one private bath
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cranbrook wellness retreat cranbrook academy of art, bloomfield hills, michigan university of cincinnati graduate studio 602, spring 2010 instructor: karl wallick
The intention for the Cranbrook Wellness Center is to articulate a connection between craftsmanship and physical health. The proposed site is elevated to unify the three separate buildings at an institutional scale while creating a feeling of enclosure and intimacy for those utilizing the spa. The elevated plinth creates a vertical edge that delineates the both the exterior and interior boundary of the facility. separate separate
site Ascension into the built environment is accomplished by stairs and ramps. The elevated plinth creates a sense of mystery that draws patrons upwards. Wood railings lead the patrons to the level of the wellness center. site photos Cranbrook is an educational community formed within the arts and crafts style. The school is a unique setting with a strong appreciation for craft and ornate buildings designed by a variety of prominent architects. The Cranbrook Art Museum was designed by Eliel Saarinen, the natatorium was designed by WiIliams and Tsien, and a new sculpture studio edition was designed by Rafael Moneo.
program The nodal circulation of the wellness center allows for the patrons to interact through their use of the building. The program integrates different groupings of functions due to their proximity to one another.
meditation massage ______ guest rooms (3)
library changing rooms ______ studio
The wellness center creates an atmosphere of collaboration and community as a result organization of the program. sauna plunge pools ______ guest rooms (2)
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pools attendant ______ administration kitchen dining
The 3 buildings are designed to resist lateral forces such as wind and earthquakes. Careful planning of the openings allows the shear walls to be mostly solid, thus following the design concept of keeping heavier, monumental walls on the perimeter. The structure of the plinth is similar to foundation construction.
The design challenge for daylighting is the facades facing east and west have a lighter quality, requiring more glazing. Shading devices must be employed to carry out this design consideration. The glazing is within an acceptable range 15% to avoid overheating the building. The southern heatglazing load of the envelope is offset by the passive and active systems.
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heavier shear wall
lighter shear wall
passivethermal mass within concrete slabs
center of resistance = center of mass
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
cooling / mech ventilation
construction The heavier board formed concrete walls have openings based upon the functionality of the space they enclose. The windows appear flush with the facade in order to maintain a monumental surface to delineate importance and to unify the pure volumes of the buildings.
Contrast is expressed between the thick board form concrete walls and the thin curtainwalls. The inconsistent natural quality of the concrete plays off of the sleek glass panels. The two disparate systems gave unique opportunities for the application of joints and details.
The cedar shading devices are attached to the structure on the facades that were interior to the courtyard. The screen walls provide shading, privacy when required, and framed views.
board formed concrete wall section
concrete formwork process
Four archetypes were created to represent the United States, a young farmer from the South, a Chicano working mom, a Caucasion college student, and an African American baby. These archetypes led to different subthemes in relation to food, cultural diversity, economic concerns, nutrition, and agricultural.
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us pavilion at the milan expo 2015
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university of cincinnati graduate studio 713, fall 2010 instructor: edson cabalfin
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The theme for the Milan Expo in 2015 is â€œFeeding the Planet, Energy for Lifeâ€?. Branding and gaining a more complete understanding of the United States was the main objective of this studio. I saw this as an opportunity to learn through the diversity of the US. Technology, personalization, and interactivity became the driving forces of the pavilion design.
preliminary program - mobile modules
ideal grocery store
A parallel thematic structure allows each archetypeâ€™s storyline to follow the visitor throughout the exhibit. Gaining familiarity and comfort with the storyline immerses the visitor. Intersection creates opportunities for expanding and supporting the subthemes.
Joseph, Rosa, Olivia, and Malik are presented individually at the start of the exhibit, but points of interaction show the connections between the visitor and the story presented throughout the experience. The order of the topics is consistent as the visitor traverses through the designed elements.
mock organic farm plot
display surface Interaction became the biggest factor of development. Looking at agricultural crops and paper folding, I began exploring a tessellated panel system for the main walls of the exhibit. The panels would be made out of a variety materials and media screens that would interact with visitors. The information conveyed on the panels would respond to each users individual interests due to a digital questionnaire filled out in the queue area.
queue touch screens to register . fill out questionnaire . attain info badge
00:12 minutes per zone
zone 1 - introduction . daily life
intro to the 4 archetypes . illustration of life with personal artifacts and video zone 2 - cultural immersion NE
demo kitchen . interaction between archetypes illustrates diversity and immersive learning
zone 3 - agriculture immersion
... exhibit is made up of 5 zones 1:00 hour to complete (5 X 12) 100 people per hour (5 X 20) ...
shows the role of agriculture in the lives of the 4 archetypes; demo crops to plant and harvest zone 4 - observation
20 people per zone
viewing alcove to observe cooking outdoor cultural dining
zone 5 - summary . connections
17 hours a day exhibit is open roughly 1,700 people a day (17 X 100) ... May 2015-October 2015 exposition lasts 7 months (7 x 30) roughly 210 days ...
wrap up . videos . final thoughts . take away (bag, clothing, aprons, food, and web address)
parallel with intersecting foci
reconnection touch screens can be revisited at any time during the expo to reconnect with the archetypes and other patrons of the exhibit
exhibit will accommodate 357,000 people during the span of the exposition (210 X 17,100) ... feeding the planet, energy for life
4 20 guests approx. 12 minutes
The architectural solution centers around a central spine and the circulation moved like a â€œUâ€?, down one side of the site and up the other. The main spine is comprised of the panelized system. This gesture leads the visitor through the space with technological interaction occurring a various moments throughout the experience. Canopies block the elements while also remaining transparent. The materiality of the panels will consist of wood, resin, aluminum, media screens, and cork.
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exploded view of pavilion 1
The colors are bright and lively meant to appeal to the children and families that will visit the exhibit. Each of the 4 colored shapes is representative one of the archetypes.
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Creating a logo was one of the final steps to culminate the brand I had been working on over the quarter. Consideration had to be taken for a title because of the multilingual nature of international expositions. The name I eventually arrived upon for the US pavilion is “nourish life” or “nutrisca la vita”. Nourish can be understood as the way food energizes the body or the way knowledge fuels the mind.
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When the pavilion is dismantled at the end of the exhibition, the pieces can reassemble into many exhibits and be displayed at different univerisities and museums throughout the United States. The site in Milan will be converted back into agricultural use.
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trip mountain hotel and brand study, avon, colorado university of cincinnati graduate studio 713, winter 2011 instructor: barry stedman
This 10-week project done in collaboration with Brian Turcza explored the potentials of hospitality design using Revit Architecture 2011. The proposal focuses on the significant customer groups, identified as couples, families, and groups. Through this study, a unique travel experience is captured within the skiing community of Avon, Colorado.
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couples families groups . friendsyoung . families . couples . singles young families groups . parents . friends . families . parents young . couples . singles groups .groups friends . families young familiesyoung families . parents reunions . boisterous romantic. .fun energetic . trendy toddlers . kids reunions . laughter . boisterous . laughter romantic . energetic . trendy reunions. .fun boisterous . fun toddlers . kidstoddlers . kids . laughter reconnection . comfortable adventurous .adventurous intimate excitement curiosity . safe .reconnection comfortable . comfortable excitement . curiosity . safe . intimate. reconnection excitement . curiosity . safe
view of interactive trip rock
concept The glass faรงade is juxtaposed with large rocky erosions that resemble that mountains of Avon, Colorado. Two large fireplace towers ascend toward the sky with curvilinear balconies connected to the interior lounges. The site has flowing water that freezes in winter, giving guests the opportunity to ice skate and enjoy the warm fires built and maintained along the exterior. The TRiP cubes are placed along the entry path connecting the hotel guests with the brand. The natural mixes with the modern, giving TRiP Mntn a distinctive look within the picturesque skiing village. trip rock
view of eroded main entrance
trip community hotel rooms community fireplaces
The design features distinctive communities that make hotel guests feel more welcome at TRiP Mntn. Each group has a symbol, representative of a specific ski run, that is repeated throughout the hotel, giving guests places to meet up and orient themselves. Communal spaces are located on the exterior at the community fireplaces and on the interior in the lobby and floor lounges. The hotel rooms feature electronic screens at the doorway that capture a photograph and profile information of each guest. This personalization encourages interaction among like-minded guests.
view of convertible single room
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3. stow away
view of solitaire lounge
view of two-story lounge
lounges The lounges provide an active, social space for guests to enjoy outside of the privacy of their individual rooms. The lounges are stacked to allow for a rock climbing wall to run vertically through the space. Adequate seating is provided for guests to enjoy a cocktail from the bar and enjoy the view of the mountains and community fireplace. The spaces are marked with large, illuminated TRiP cubes.
restaurant The brandâ€™s signature restaurant features tapas as the main menu item. Large, rugged tables display a wide array of food and beverages. Also, seating around open fires allow for a unique dessert and after dinner experience. The materiality of the space lends feeling of warmth, comfort, and novelty. Floating lights illuminate the space while diners enjoy their dinner at tables that resemble the erosions on the exterior faĂ§ade. The restaurant provides a unique environment that serves guests after their long day on the slopes.
view of lower level dessert bar
2 transformation colored pencil, embroidery, digital drawing
immediacy of modern life
university of cincinnati visual studies 701, fall 2010 instructor: mccrystal wood
Drawn to represent a word, these images show the evolution through four stages. Adaptation and maturation are expressed through each development in correlation with my growth throughout the 10-week course.
geo - trivet exploration in fractals, embroidery university of cincinnati graduate seminar 755, winter 2011 instructor: barry stedman
The design is a triangular fractal pattern represented by hand with needle and thread through embroidery. The objectâ€™s function is within the realm of cooking as a decorative trivet, serving as a resting spot for an equally well-crafted meal.
extension into the avondale community
branded environment extending the public library of cincinnati and hamilton county through the community of avondale uc graduate thesis, summer 2011-spring 2012 instructor: john hancock
Detailed here is a year-long research and design thesis that explores how identity and architectural environment can be adapted to create a library experience that surpasses convention and revitalizes community.
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design proposal The project, located in Avondale, a Cincinnati neighborhood that lacks convenient resources and struggles with crime, attempts to overhaul a 100-year-old Carnegie library facility in order to increase its prominence within the community. Using Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette as a precedent, 16’ x 10’ red library cards mark the cardholder’s journey across the site, focusing on five functions: technology, entertainment, nourishment, learning, and community. The buildings link the site response while providing a setting for technology resources and community gathering. This proposal addresses how the brand of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County can be propelled into the community, usurping the conventional library. e1_playscape
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tech incubator physical model
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