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PROJECT TITLE


GREEN SCREEN

A Dubai Tower using the Arabic Souq as a model of vernacular sustainability and structural inspiration.

LIKE CLOCKWORK

A theoretical exploration into the potentials of kinetic architecture to manipulate programmatic adjacencies and usage.

BLACK BOX THEATER Formal manipulations of a typological movie theatre produce experiential variation: the resulting objects are placed within a dam.

PLANE SIGHT

A paradoxical project hiding one dissimilar space within a comprehensive system.

SKYLINE

A mixed-use housing complex for post-olympic Rio de Janeiro.

TAKING ROOT

A greenhouse at Wellesley College distorts based on extreme topography and light levels.

ANCILLARY

Additional materials of interest including a feature-length article published in CRIT magazine, sketches, & resume.

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Maryann Thompson / FALL 2013

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PROJECT TITLE


GREEN SCREEN

A Vertical Oasis for a Dubai Highrise (10 weeks)

Studying current projects in the business districts, it could be said that modern Dubai wishes to ignore its heritage, culture, and climate to recreate an idealized version of the “western� city. The end result is a series of hermetically-sealed, uncomfortably alien towers each trying to outdo each other in size and grandeur. This building (a hotel, gym and bath complex) uses architecture to reinstate the authenticity of Dubai by faciliating a traditional bazaar street life through the entire building, This is accomplished by stacking structural groups of differing programs within a continous atrium. This unites experience physically and visually, while also reinstating more efficient, vernacular methods of conditioning internal space.

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TRASH SQUASH OFFICE CHANGING

LAUNDRY

DIVING

KITCHEN

PHYS. THERAPY

BSKTBLL

SQUASH

DIVING TREATMENT

DIVING

BSKTBLL KITCHEN

BAR

SPINNING CAFE

CALDER RESTRNT MARKET

BUSINESS

TOURIST

PLEASURE

LOCAL

BUSINESS

YOGA STEAM

LAUNDRY

5) Thermal Mass

SAUNA CALDERIUM

SQUASH

LOBBY

BSKTBLL

OFFICE TRASH STORAGE

LAP

KITCHEN FRIGIDARIUM STEAM TEPIDARIUM SAUNA CALDERIUM CALDERIUM STEAM

PHYS. THERAPY

PHYS. THERAPY LAUNDRY

CALDER

LAUNDRY BUSINESS

SQUASH

CAFE CHANGING

WELL

BASKETBALL LAP

YOGA

WELLNESS

BSKTBLL

TREATMENT KITCHEN

WELL

DIVING KITCHEN YOGA

STEAM

STEAM LAUNDRY YOGA SAUNA BUSINESS LAP CALDERIUM CAFE TRAINING CHANGING PHYS. THERAPY SQUASH LOBBY SPINNING OFFICE BASKETBALL TRASH STORAGE LAUNDRY YOGA KITCHEN STEAM STEAM SAUNA SAUNA CALDERIUM CALDERIUM

TREAT

WELLNESS OFFICE TREATMENT WELLNESS TRASH STORAGE TREATMENT

STORAGE

TEPIDARIUM LOBBY

CHANGE

SPINNING LAUNDRY DIVING KITCHEN BASKETBALL YOGA STEAM SAUNA LAP KITCHEN CALDERIUM TRAINING LAUNDRY PHYS. THERAPY YOGA SQUASH SAUNA DIVING SPINNING

STORAGE

TRAINING TEPIDARIUM SQUASH SPINNING WELLNESS CHANGING BASKETBALL TREATMENT SQUASH

BUSINESS

STORAGE WELLNESS TRASH TREATMENT OFFICEKITCHEN

HOTEL ROOM

TRASH

BUSINESS LAUNDRY LOBBY BUSINESS CHANGING CAFE CHANGING CAFE

LAP

DIVING

PHYS. THERAPY

OFFICE

TRAINING LOBBY CAFE PHYS. THERAPY

SPINNING SQUASH TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

SAUNA

OFFICE

BUSINESS WELLNESS YOGA LOBBY TREATMENT LAP CHANGING

HOTEL ROOM

PHYS. THERAPY

LAP

BASKETBALL

commonality

WELLNESS OFFICE STORAGE TREATMENT BUSINESS TRASH CAFE OFFICE DIVING

1000 L

DIVING

EMPLOYEE

CAFE

TOURIST

FRIGIDARIUM

STEAM

TEPIDARIUM

BUSINESS

OFFICE BUSINESS LOBBY CHANGING

20-50 L

SPINNING HOTEL ROOM SQUASH HOTEL ROOM TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

20-50 L

STORAGE TRASH

LOCAL

DIVING

TOURIST

PLEASURE

HOTEL ROOM HOTEL ROOM

20-50 L

TRAINING

TRASH

BUSINESS

SPINNING SQUASH TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

FRIGID PLEASURE

LAP FRIGIDARIUM FRIGIDARIUM PHYS. THERAPY BASKETBALL

THERMAL REQUIREMENTS PUBLIC v. PRIVATE

LOBBY

PUBLIC v. PRIVATE PUBLIC v. PRIVATE THERMAL GAIN POTENTIAL LIGHT LEVELS

ALT LOBBY

YOGA

FRIGIDARIUM STORAGE

ALT LOBBY

KITCHEN

MARKET

LAUNDRYBASKETBALL

FRIGID

BUSINESS OFFICE

LOBBY CAFE

WELLNESS

BUSINESS SPINNING

TREATMENTFRIGIDARIUM

SPINNING

BUSINESS HOTEL LAP ROOM OFFICE

TEPID

PHYS. THERAPY LOBBY

DIVING

HOTEL ROOM

TREAT

WELLNESS BASKETBALL TREATMENT FRIGIDARIUM LAUNDRY DIVING KITCHEN

CAFE PHYS. THERAPY

HOTEL ROOM

BAR SAUNA

LOBBY

SAUNA

LAUNDRY LAUNDRY BUSINESS KITCHEN CAFE LOBBY TRAINING BUSINESS STORAGE OFFICE

TRAINING

TEPID

SAUNA BUSINESS TRASH OFFICE STORAGE

WELL

CHANGING

LAUNDRY

CHANGING

TREAT

TREATMENT KITCHEN

KITCHEN LAP

WELLNESS TREATMENT

FRIGID

BAR

LAPYOGA STEAM WELLNESS SAUNA TREATMENT CALDERIUM STEAM

KITCHEN

CALDERIUM STEAM SAUNA BUSINESS TRASH HOTEL ROOMOFFICE STORAGE

SQUASH

TEPIDARIUM HOTEL ROOM YOGA SPINNING WELLNESS

DIVING

SQUASH LOBBY

TRAINING

CAFE BASKETBALL CHANGING

LAP

DIVING OFFICE TRASH PHYS. THERAPY STORAGE

LAUNDRY

STEAM TRAINING BASKETBALL PHYS. THERAPY SAUNA PHYS. THERAPY BUSINESS TRASH LAPSQUASH OFFICE SPINNING CAFE STORAGE DIVING BASKETBALL SPINNING YOGACHANGING PHYS. THERAPY LAUNDRY BASKETBALL LAP KITCHEN WELLNESS STEAM HOTEL ROOM TRAINING SAUNA TREATMENT SQUASH

CHANGE

SPINNING LAP YOGA PHYS. THERAPY TRASH SQUASH BASKETBALL OFFICE FRIGIDARIUM CHANGING TEPIDARIUM TRAINING STEAM SQUASH SAUNA CALDERIUM FRIGIDARIUM STEAM CALDERIUM

STEAM

LAP YOGA SAUNA HOTEL ROOM CAFEDIVING

PHYS. THERAPY

CAFE

LOBBY

TRASH

KITCHEN LAUNDRY FRIGIDARIUM WELLNESS CALDERIUM TREATMENT TEPIDARIUM KITCHEN TRAINING LAUNDRY YOGA BUSINESS SPINNING

BUSINESS

TRAINING DIVING SQUASH KITCHEN PHYS. THERAPY LAUNDRY

TRASH CALDERIUM

OFFICE TEPIDARIUM

BUSINESS TRAINING YOGA LOBBY SPINNING CHANGING LOBBY

HOTEL ROOM

STORAGE

SPINNING SQUASH FRIGIDARIUM YOGA SPINNING CALDERIUM BASKETBALL TEPIDARIUM BASKETBALL

LIGHT LEVELS LIGHT LEVELS HUMIDITY TOLERANCES SPAN SIZE PLEASURE

TRASH BASKETBALL CAFE STORAGE STEAM KITCHEN TEPIDARIUM SQUASH SAUNA LAUNDRY WELLNESS CHANGING DIVING FRIGIDARIUM TREATMENT FRIGIDARIUM CALDERIUM PHYS. THERAPY CALDERIUM TEPIDARIUM DIVING LAP TEPIDARIUM TRAINING YOGA WELLNESS YOGA SPINNING DIVING LAP TREATMENT

LAP

DIVING

PHYS. THERAPY

SAUNA CALDERIUM

OFFICE

STEAM LAP TRAINING SAUNA HOTEL ROOM CAFE CHANGING CHANGING

WELL

CALDERIUM CAFE TEPIDARIUM WELLNESS

TREAT

SPINNING SQUASH TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

EMPLOYEE

PHYS. TRASH THERAPY LOBBY STORAGE

BUSINESS

KITCHEN LAUNDRY FRIGIDARIUM STORAGE

1000 L

CHANGING OFFICE FRIGIDARIUM BUSINESS

OFFICE

CAFE

MARKET

LOBBY

CHANGE

BASKETBALL

LOCAL

TRASH STORAGE STEAM SAUNA

LIGHT LEVELS HUMIDITY TOLERANCES

RESTRNT

FRIGIDARIUM

PLEASURE

FRIGIDARIUM

PUBLIC v. GAIN PRIVATE THERMAL POTENTIAL

HOTEL ROOM

LOBBY

TRASH

LOBBY

YOGA STEAM

OFFICE TRASH STORAGE

YOGA

STORAGE

KITCHEN STEAM SAUNA CALDERIUM

LAUNDRY

BASKETBALL

CAFE CHANGING

LAUNDRY BUSINESS

WELLNESS

TREATMENT KITCHEN

CALDER

HOTEL ROOM

LAP

LAUNDRY FRIGIDARIUM KITCHEN TEPIDARIUM LOBBY CALDERIUM BUSINESS STEAM OFFICE

TREATMENT PHYS. THERAPY

WELLNESS

YOGA SAUNA DIVING

20-50 L

LAP

SAUNA

DIVING

STEAM

BASKETBALL

LAP

LAP

BUSINESS

PHYS. THERAPY

EMPLOYEE

TRAINING PHYS. THERAPY SQUASH SPINNING

TOURIST

LOBBY

KITCHEN

LAUNDRY

LAUNDRY

TRAINING

WELLNESS CHANGING TREATMENT

DIVING HOTEL ROOM YOGA

THERMAL REQUIREMENTS

STORAGE

SPINNING

SQUASH

CHANGING

PLEASURE

BASKETBALL

ALT LOBBY

LAUNDRY BUSINESS CAFE

SPAN SIZE

TREATMENT

TRASH LAP OFFICE WELLNESS BUSINESS TREATMENT LOBBY STEAM CHANGING SAUNA BUSINESS TRASH CAFE OFFICE TEPIDARIUM STORAGE

HOTEL ROOM

CAFE

LOBBY HOTEL ROOM TRAINING

PHYS. THERAPY STORAGE

LAP

DIVING

PHYS. THERAPY

BAR

TEPIDARIUM YOGA SPINNING WELLNESS

TRASH

TREATMENT

TRAINING WELLNESS SQUASH

BUSINESS BASKETBALL CAFE

BUSINESS

DIVING

SQUASH

KITCHEN

CALDERIUM

HOTEL ROOM

BASKETBALL

SPINNING SQUASH TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

BASKETBALL

MARKET

SPINNING YOGA OFFICE

TRAINING YOGA SPINNING

TEPIDARIUM

CALDERIUM

FRIGIDARIUM

RESTRNT

CAFE

LAP

KITCHEN

CAFE

FRIGIDARIUM LOBBY

LAUNDRY HOTEL ROOM FRIGIDARIUM

DIVING

HOTEL ROOM

PUBLIC

GREEN SCREEN: PROGRAM STUDIES / THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES

STEAM SAUNA FRIGIDARIUM

BUSINESS

PHYS. THERAPY

DIVING

TEPIDARIUM

CALDERIUM

FRIGIDARIUM

STORAGE

EMPLOYEE

public private

PUBLIC

TRASH TRASH STORAGE STEAM SAUNA HOTEL ROOM CHANGING

LAP

PRIVATE

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HOTEL ROOM

OFFICE

ALT LOBBY PUBLIC

1000 L

HOTEL ROOM PRIVATE

LOBBY

woven program

PUBLIC

BUSINESS OFFICE

PRIVATE

ast-present-future

PUBLIC

LAP

HOTEL ROOM PRIVATE

programmatic

PRIVATE

PRIVATE

PHYS. THERAPY

Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Maryann Thompson / FALL 2013

WOVEN PROGRAM Approaching the three programs as a source of rich differentiation within the spatial experience, the building strategically integrates users based on (1) programmatic opposition, (2) past and future relationships and (3) spectatorship potential.

CHANGE

1) Required Area

STORAGE

TRASH

BUSINESS

2) Offset for Shading

HOTEL ROOM

CHANGE

TRASH

BUSINESS

3) Activate Street & Rail

STEAM SAUNA

PHYS. THERAPY

TREAT

WELL

BSKTBLL SQUASH

TRAINING

4) Thermal Sink CALDER

TEPID SPINNING

FRIGID YOGA

RESTRNT

LOBBY

TEPID

LOBBY

THERMAL REQUIREMENTS

LOCAL

PLEASURE

1000 L

THERMAL THERMAL REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS THERMAL GAIN POTENTIAL

STORAGE

1000 L

THERMAL THERMAL GAIN POTENTIAL POTENTIAL HUMIDITYGAIN TOLERANCES PLEASURE

6) Shade Interior Create Wind Tower


LOBBY

STORAGE

thermodynamic

DIVING

BASKETBALL

shaded thermal mass

HEAT ABSORBENT PROGRAM USED AS SHADING

2 WATERFALLS CREATE CONVECTION ZONES

JOGGING CENTRAL VOID DIFFUSES LIGHT

CENTRAL VOID PROMOTES STACK EFFECT

COLD POOLS SHADED

OFFSET PROMOTES INTERIOR SHADING

SPAN SIZE

HOTEL ROOM

FRIGIDARIUM

1000 L

TRASH

LIGHT LEVELS

STORAGE

PHYS. THERAPY

LAP

DIVING

SPINNING SQUASH TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

BASKETBALL

FRIGIDARIUM

HOTEL ROOM

CHANGING

TREATMENT STEAM SAUNA BUSINESS TRASH OFFICE STORAGE

WELLNESS

LAP

PHYS. THERAPY

DIVING

SQUASH

BASKETBALL

TRAINING YOGA SPINNING

TEPIDARIUM

CALDERIUM

KITCHEN LAUNDRY FRIGIDARIUM

CAFE

LOBBY

SAUNA CALDERIUM

YOGA STEAM

OFFICE TRASH STORAGE

LOBBY

CAFE CHANGING

LAUNDRY BUSINESS

WELLNESS

TREATMENT KITCHEN

HOTEL ROOM

PHYS. THERAPY

LAP

DIVING

SPINNING SQUASH TRAINING TEPIDARIUM

BASKETBALL

FRIGIDARIUM

PUBLIC v. PRIVATE

HOTEL ROOM

BUSINESS OFFICE

LOBBY

KITCHEN

LAUNDRY

TREATMENT

WELLNESS

HOTEL ROOM

TRAINING SQUASH

BASKETBALL

SPINNING YOGA

CAFE

LAP

PHYS. THERAPY

DIVING

TEPIDARIUM

CALDERIUM

FRIGIDARIUM

CHANGING

20-50 L

LAP

PHYS. THERAPY

DIVING

BASKETBALL

LOBBY

STORAGE

TRAINING

LAUNDRY BUSINESS CAFE

KITCHEN

TREATMENT

TEPIDARIUM YOGA SPINNING WELLNESS

CALDERIUM

TRASH SQUASH OFFICE CHANGING STEAM SAUNA FRIGIDARIUM

HUMIDITY TOLERANCES TRASH STORAGE STEAM SAUNA

KITCHEN STEAM SAUNA CALDERIUM

LAUNDRY

BASKETBALL

TRAINING PHYS. THERAPY SQUASH SPINNING

LAP

YOGA

DIVING

TREATMENT

WELLNESS

TEPIDARIUM

CAFE

OFFICE BUSINESS LOBBY CHANGING

STORAGE TRASH

HOTEL ROOM

FRIGIDARIUM

THERMAL GAIN POTENTIAL

HOTEL ROOM

CALDERIUM STEAM

TEPIDARIUM

FRIGIDARIUM

PHYS. THERAPY

LAP

YOGA SAUNA DIVING

LAUNDRY

KITCHEN

BASKETBALL

SPINNING

SQUASH

CHANGING

TRAINING

LOBBY

TREATMENT

WELLNESS

CAFE

BUSINESS

OFFICE

HOTEL ROOM

TRASH

LOBBY

KITCHEN

LAUNDRY

BUSINESS OFFICE

1000 L

STORAGE

LAP

PHYS. THERAPY

WELLNESS TREATMENT

THERMAL REQUIREMENTS THERMAL REQU

THERMAL GAIN

HUMIDITY TOLE

EXTERNAL SCREEN SHADES CONCRETE INTERIOR

THERMODYNAMIC STRATEGY In the brutally hot climate of Dubai, every aspect of the building must work to cool, shade, and promote airflow. The thermally active program can become a driver of this air convection.

POROUS EXTERIOR VENTILATES

SAUNA

LAUNDRY

CALDERIUM

KITCHEN

EXTENSIVE VEGETATION EVAPORATIVELY COOLS

COOL AND PUBLIC PROGRAM NEAR BASE

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Maryann Thompson / FALL 2013

MASSING MASSING

FACADE STRUCTURE FACADE STRUCTURE

PARTS PARTS MASSING

FACADE STRUCTURE

FLOOR PLATES

PARTS PARTS & PRINCIPLES From the exterior shade screen to the walkable secondary circulation system, each part of the building contributes to the openness and even distribution of program, creating a diversified dynamic street life for usesrs.

PROGRAM PROGRAM

GREEN SCREEN: DIAGRAMS

ar ke t

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DISTRIBUTION DISTRIBUTION

m

MASSING MASSING


FLOOR PLATES

STRUCTURAL WALLS

STRUCTURAL HOTEL

CIRCULATION

m

ar ke t

STRUCTURAL WALLS

STRUCTURAL HOTEL

HOSPITALITY/PUBLIC

POOL/SPA

GYM

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Maryann Thompson / FALL 2013 PRINCIPLES BOX AS SHEAR WALLS

BOX AS SHEAR WALLS

BOX AS BEAM

BOX AS BEAM

STACKING & SPANNING

STACKING & SPANNING

SHEAR WALLS

structural model

SHEAR WALLS

CONCENTRATIONS

CONCENTRATIONS

DIAGRAM

DIAGRAM

spatial model 10

GREEN SCREEN: STRUCTURAL CONCEPT & MODELS


STRUCTURAL INTENTION Using the hotel program as beams and larger programs as shear walls results in dynamic spatial complexity and evenly mixed program:

a bar with a view of the basketball court; a dive pool with a restaurant audience; a lap pool cascading into a dive pool: these are some of the resulting juxtapositions. 11


SOUQ SCREEN The exterior screen, formed of corten-rolled porcelain tiles, shades the heavy concrete shear walls, keeping the interior cool throughout the day.

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PROJECT TITLE


WIND TOWER The screen also permits vertical air flow through the central atrium, sucking up cooler air from the bottom, and pushing out warm air at the top.

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Maryann Thompson / FALL 2013

DIFFUSE LIGHT A continuous atrium of residual space diffuses harsh desert light throughout the building.

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GREEN SCREEN : MODEL / RENDERING


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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Maryann Thompson / FALL 2013

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GREEN SCREEN: THE DIVE BAR


THE DIVE BAR A diving pool coexists with a cocktail bar. Divers emerge, first onto the board, then, as they jump, into view of the second-story restaurant 17


Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FA2012

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PROJECT TITLE


LIKE C(LOCK)WORK A rotating mechanical lock on the Charles River (3 weeks) Canal locks are essentially kinetic architecture. This project examines ways in which the mechanisms controlling the opening and closing of a lock can be applied towards programmatic differentiation. The lock turns at hour-long intervals on a specially-designed prototype of the Geneva Drive: the mechnism that, incidentally, was invented to power Swiss watches. As the circular bounding walls allow the passage of boats, three programs also revolve around the center gears. As these objects (a park, a cafe and an aquarium) rotate, they align and misalign at different times of the day to alter the experience of the site and the ways in which it is used.

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FALL 2012

GEAR

larger tectonic motion

DRIVE WHEEL

local motion

STAR

reactionary motion

transfer motion

30°

60°

45°

60º

45º

# drive wheel pins

# stars

1

2

3

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LIKE C(LOCK)WORK: GENEVA GEAR EXPLORATIONS / CAFE: PHYSICAL MODEL

30º


THE GENEVA GEAR FIGURATION

FORMALIZATION

frequency

duration

hybrid systems

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FALL 2012

1/32�

SITE PLAN: 12 AM

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LIKE C(LOCK)WORK: SITE PLANS/EXPLODED AXON/SECTION

TEMPORAL ADJUSTMENT Different times of day result in different program configurations


8 am

CAFE

12 pm

4 pm

8 pm

PARK

Park

Restaurant

AQUARIUM Aquarium

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FALL 2012

PARK 60 degrees 8 hour rotation 3 rotations/day

60 degrees/ 6 hour rotation/ 4 rotations per day

45 degrees 8 hour rotation 3 rotations/day

45 degrees/ 8 hour rotation/ 3 rotations per day

ROTATING PROGRAM Each program rotates within the system and within its constituent parts, allowing local and global spatiality to change on the hour. 30 degrees 12 hour rotatio n 2 rotations/day

30 degrees/ 12 hour rotation/ 2 rotations per day

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LIKE C(LOCK)WORK: PROGRAM PLANS/AXONS/SCHEMATICS/ RENDERINGS


PARK

AQUARIUM

CAFE

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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Andrew Lantz / WI2011

BLACK BOX THEATER Prototype for Spatially-Cognizant Theater-Going (5 Weeks) Black Box Theater: (n) A device or theoretical construct with known or specified performance characteristics but unknown or unspecified constituents and means of operation. The architecture of a movie theater has become irrelevant. It is no wonder that the common movie-goer is an endangered species, when theater screens, chairs, and rows are so easily replicated in the home. In this project, the movie theater attempts to become an inimicable experience by manipulating plan, section, and formal characteristics to further relate the viewer to the film.

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PROJECT TITLE


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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Andrew Lantz / WI2011

SCIENCE FICTION THEATER

TRADITIONAL MOVIE THEATER

VS The traditional theater is genre-insensitive, providing movie goers with an innocuous lack of corporal, or even memorable experience.

A theater designed to host sci-fi features could destablize gravity and suspend reality by laying patrons down and putting the screen on the ceiling.

NEW TYPOLOGIES

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sci fi

thriller

adult:f

faith

adventure

war

action

horror

PROJECT BLACK BOX: TITLE REINVENTED TYPOLOGIES/AXON

drama

adult:m

cult horror

kids

romance

social drama


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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Andrew Lantz / WI2011

2

2

scale: 1’:16”

1 4

3

scale: 1’:16”

1 4 a

ee scale: 1:1

3

a

ee scale: 1:1 8

8

10 9

7

10 9

7

ee scale: 1:1

ee scale: 1:1

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BLACK BOX: PLANS


5 6

5 6

1 Horror 2. Thriller 3. Romance 4. Faith 5. War 6. Drama

b

1 Horror 2. Thriller 3. Romance 4. Faith 5. War 6. Drama

b

c

c

d

11 12

d

11 12

7. Sci-Fi 8. Kids’ 9. Action 10. Sports 11. Pr0n (m/f) 12. Social Issues

7. Sci-Fi 8. Kids’ 9. Action 10. Sports 11. Pr0n (m/f) 12. Social Issues

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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Andrew Lantz / WI2011

section a

section d

section c

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BLACK BOX: SECTIONS


section b scale: 1’:16”

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FALL 2012

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PROJECT TITLE


PLANE SIGHT

A fifth space hidden within a rational system of four (3 weeks) The goal of this project was to create a space that appears in plan, section, and experience to be four rooms, yet in actuality, possesses a fifth. To solve this paradox, a double-helix stair was utilized to promote circulation between the rooms on two different tracks. The stairs run directly above each other, which, in effect, allows a user to walk one staircase in its entirety without realizing a second staircase exists. Each of the rooms has two floors, to permit the user’s belief that all four quadrants of the spiral building have been occupied, but only the staircase with a hidden entrance in a ground floor room of the building reaches the readily visible room on the very top floor.

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FALL 2012 1/2: DOUBLE HELIX: Five platforms on a spiral staircase are interwoven with four platforms on a second spiral staircase.

3/4: VOLUMES: Four double-height cubes arrayed in a spiral become five, connecting their vertices creates sectional space for an equa; fifth room.

4/5: DISGUISE: The facade is articulated to read as four distinct shapes through fenestration. These become part of an indivisible whole.

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PROJECT TITLEGENERATIVE DIAGRAMS AND ELEVATIONS PLANE SIGHT:


6/7: MERGE The stair, which has held a strong void within the figure, merges and swells to become a figural part of the whole, concealing the fact that it is actually two stairs.

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Mariana Ibanez / FALL 2012

SECRET ENTRANCE The landing of the second staircase is hidden below the first, behind an interior wall.

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PLANE SIGHT: PLANS/SECTION/MODEL


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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Rob Livesey / FA 2011

SKYLINE Housing Development for Post-Olympic Rio de Janeiro (6 weeks) The city of Rio is a place of strange contradictions. Given a bold, vibrant culture of bossanova, beaches, and beautiful people, one is surprised to realize that the city which features glamorous Copacabana”and the “Girl from Ipanema,” is also home to the violence-dominated “City of God.” From wealthy tourist culture to povertystricken shanty town, Rio is a place of high contrast, and stratification. Despite this background, it has been selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. This project is a design for the conversion of the Post-Olympic site into housing and a commerical district. Skyline attempts to mediate the many differences of Rio’s people by uniting them through unlimited access to the amenities of the site (park and lagoon) and providing them egalitarian

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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Rob Livesey / FA 2011

UNITS

The three-floor apartment has a skip-stop system. The elevator stops on floor 2 and floor 4, where residents can access the continuous public park roof system for leisure or circulation purposes. The skip stop allows six different unit types, one three-bedroom, one two-bedroom, three onebedrooms, and one studio.

SECTION A 1:200m

SECTION Asection a unit 1:200m

unit plan, floors 1,3 units: 1:100 floor 1,3

units: 1:100 floor 1,3

units: 1:100 floor 2

SECTION Bsection b unit 1:200m

SECTION B 1:200m

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SKYLINE

units: 1:100 floor 2

unit plan, floor 2


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Emma Silverblatt / The Ohio State University / Critic: Rob Livesey /

1) amenities

2) division

3) hierarchy

4) site lines

5) topographic differentiation

Public Green 6) maximize surface

Roof

P r in 7) individualize

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S K Y L I N E: MASTER PLAN/ PARTI DIAGRAMS/ APARTMENT AXON


PLAN The master plan is designed to create different worlds of biomes within the folds of the long building, facilitating unique neighborhoods

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Emma Silverblatt / Harvard GSD / Critic: Katy Barkan / SP 2013

TAKING ROOT

A stratified greenhouse (5 weeks)

The subject of this project is a new greenhouse for Wellesley’s geologically-varied landscape. The greenhouse, essentially composed of three bars (one each for research, teaching and public purposes) creates diverging pathways through the steep landscape which permit certain intersections and independencies to promote the maximum capture of light. The bars graft together several times through their lengths, promoting diagonal circulation and shortcuts through them. Greenhouses are placed on the southern slope, where the greatest divergence bathes them in light. To promote the reading of the bars against the landscape in plan, walls are only oriented in the N-S direction. In elevation, however, this functions to create an effect of phenomenal transparency, which collapses into a Hejdukian mask for the nearby, pre-existing Science Center.

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The building breaks into 3 bars to negotiate user groups, useful circulation routes and variable topography

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TAKING ROOT: GENERATION / OPACITY STUDY

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SITE The greenhouse was sited on the steepest area, allowing the greatest possible differentiation in slopes for the three bars, and in front of the pre-existing Science Center, to create a dialogue with the large, acontextual building and to ensure that the greenhouse would not fall in its shadow. 50

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TAKING ROOT: MODEL PHOTOS


LINEARITY An ambition of the representation of the project was to use only the combination of the three bars and slope change to delineate space: all walls are oriented N-S

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Emma Silverblatt / Additional Material / Sketches

SKETCHES

In my personal experience, sketching is the single best way to understand built space. On all of my study abroad experiences, I’ve kept meticulous sketchbooks to help me process the overwhelming amount of information available. This has allowed me to achieve a working knowledge of buildings and art that I only thought I’d ever see in history books.

Tempietto: Bramante

Bernini

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La Pedrera: Gaudi

Bauhaus: Walter Gropius

Wall House: John Hejduk

Munich Olympic Stadium: Frei

La Tourette:

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Emma Silverblatt / Additional Material

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/ Additional Material

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PROJECT TITLE CRIT MAGAZINE FEATURE-LENGTH ARTICLE/ One:Twelve COVERS


STUDENT JOURNAL At Ohio State I operated as head editor for the school journal I co-founded since its inception in 2010. In 2012 the journal, One:Twelve was featured in an exhibition at the AA and the Storefront for Art and Architecture of independent architectural publications around the globe.

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EMMA SILVERBLATT

380 WASHINGTON STREET, SOMERVILLE, MA 02143 440.537.3382 | esilverb@gsd.harvard.edu

2012-2016

2012-2016

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

DEAN’S MERIT SCHOLARSHIP GSD

master of architecture I candidate, 2016 2008-2012

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

EDUCATION

bachelor of science in architecture, magna cum laude cumulative GPA: 3.833

SEPT. 2013 - PRESENT

MAR. 2010

ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT OSU 2008-2012

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP OSU

AWARDS

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN VISUAL AND MATERIALS COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

archivist and librarian of non-print materials in the Visual Collection (photographs, maps, plans, VHS, slides) and over 600 physical samples in the Material Collection.

DEC. 2011, ISSUE 70

CRIT, JOURNAL OF THE AIAS MASSIVE PRODUCTION

JUN. 2013 - AUG. 2013

GENSLER ARCHITECTURAL INTERN, WORKPLACE AND HOSPITALITY, NYC, NY

crafted early-phase conceptual designs, creating diagrams, client presentations, digital models & renderings. led a team in design of a service project for students, presented to Columbia administration for consideration.

a feature-length article on Soviet mass-produced housing in Berlin

2010-2012

ONE:TWELVE CHIEF EDITOR AND COFOUNDER

entirely student-run magazine of critical architectural writing, published bi-yearly by OSU

JUN. 2012 - AUG. 2012

PUBLICATIONS

JONATHAN BARNES ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN ARCHITECTURAL INTERN, COLUMBUS, OH

conceptual design, 3-D modeling, rendering, presentation & advertising materials: photography and video production

JUN. 2009 - SEPT. 2009

WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

JUL. 2010 - AUG. 2010

COTTBUS, GERMANY ARTA TRAVEL GRANT

to study the reuse, recycling and disposal of Soviet-built apartment buildings from the post-war period in Eastern Germany.

ARCHIVAL & HISTORIC PRESERVATION INTERN, CLEVELAND, OH

RESEARCH

restored buildings 150 year old buildings, processed early 20th century design work, led workshops in digital photo restoration for employees.

WORK EXPERIENCE JIM KEEN, RIBA DIRECTOR, GENSLER NYC jim_keen@gensler.com 212.492.1400

MARYANN THOMPSON ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, GSD ; PRINCIPAL, MARYANN THOMPSON ARCHITECTS maryann@maryannthompson.com 617.480.5425

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RESUME

3D STUDIO MAX ADOBE SUITE (CS3 - CC) AUTOCAD ECOTECT RED GIANT SUITES GRASSHOPPER MAYA PYTHON MASTERCAM MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE REVIT RHINO SKETCHUP VRAY (3DS & RHINO) HAND SKETCHING

ENGLISH : NATIVE GERMAN : FLUENT ITALIAN : BASIC DEC. 2011 China: Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guanzhou, Jinua, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing

JUN. - JUL. 2011 Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic

MAR.- JUN 2011 Rome, Italy: quarter abroad with Roma Tre Universitá and Universitá degli Studi di Camerino

JUN.- JUL. 2010 Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany

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