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Sorrel Anderson

Pratt Undergraduate Portfolio


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Transformational Characters: Representation I, Fall 2011 Instructor: Nate Hume

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Density and Sprawl: Design I, Fall 2011 Instructor: Danielle Willems

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Spantilever: Technics, Fall 2011 Instructor: Zachary Joslow

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Body Support/Enclosure: Technics, Fall 2011 Instructor: Zachary Joslow

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Documentation and Analysis: Representation II, Spring 2012 Instructor: James Brucz

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Landscape and Studies: Design II, Spring 2012 Instructor: Sam Leung

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Loose Taxonomies and Curation: Representation III, Fall 2012 Instructor: Ronnie Parsons

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Artist Residence at Wave Hill: Design III, Fall 2012 Instructor: Giuliano Fiorenzoli

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Library: Cultural Archives, Design IV, Spring 2013 Instructor: Andrew Lyon

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Dormitory: Spatial and Social Interconnection, Design V, Fall 2013 Instructor Lawrence Blough


Transformational Characters: Beginning with basic representational techniques, including axonometric, shadows, successive auxiliaries, and mirroring, rotating, and folding a series of 8 drawing encompassing all these techniques was created. The 8 drawing progress from a simple axonometric, through a series of transformations, that traverse the pages, characters slowly consuming themselves and disintegrating and peeling themselves.

Ink on mylar: Transformational Characters


Density and Sprawl: Through the development of our joints we catalogued rule sets that would promote the accumulation of density. The offsetting and stacking of the aggregation create a certain condition of density. Choosing to explore the properties of controlled sprawl the density slowly creeps horizontally as well as vertically. Through cataloging rule sets, spatial rule sets were also included. The combination of both rule sets in an l-system resulted in the final model of the project. Utilizing the developments of the previous project and new developments created the new joints which strengthened the possibilities of cantilevered structure. This project concentrated primarily on the creation of spaces with L-systems. In addition to the creation of spaces using the organizational tool of the l-system, the exploration also considered massive amounts of people and circulation through the spaces and gathering crowds.

Computer Generated L-system for Midterm Model

Top left: Spatial Model Top right: Rule Set Catalogue Bottom right: Exploded Rule Sets, Final Modeal Axonometric, and Final Chord Quadrangle Subdivision


Spantilever: We began studying spans and cantilevers by first testing the forces with our own bodies. Two bricks were to be placed on two parts of the structure, in the middle of a span and at the end of a cantilever. In order to strengthen the structure, the span and cantilever were combined, thus creating a 6 foot long spantilever. The spantilevers were constructed with less than 1/8th inch basswood. Using curved wood to oppose the forces pushing by the bricks, and triangulated bracing between.

Top Left: Index of Body Positions Top Right: Scheme for Final Spantilever Bottom: Final Spantilever


Body Support/Enclosure: This project also focused on the body, how to ergonomically support and enclose a reclining individual. We first explored paper folding methods that created a strengthened surface through the folds. Constructing the support from sheet metal and the enclosure from polypropylene plastic using different methods of folding the same pattern, the body support held the heaviest member of the group, and multiple people as well.

Computer Genterated Folding Field

Bottom Right and Opposite Folded Aluminum and Polypropalene Final Model


Documentation and Analysis: Our class focused the documentation and analyisis on the unbuilt “Slow House” by Diller Scofidio architects. Through the study of plans sections and elevations, a certain reltionship between mediated views of the digital televised view and the material view from the immense picture window at the end of the house became evident in the design’s concept.

Top to Bottom: Ground Plan, Upper Level Plan, and Roof Plan


Right: Radial Transverse Section Cuts Opposite: Perspective and Perspective Construction


Landscape and Studies: The class began the construction of the landscape with photos of hand positions. Through the transformation of these positions through a topographical series a wooden landscape was created. A series of studies including, light/shadow conditions, peak/valley conditions, circulation, and views prompted the introduction of a surface intervention.

Intervention of Bath House: With the existing landscape from midterm and the conducted landscape analysis, the module of the mobius strip was introduced as a roof/ spatial condition. This intervention was designated program as a bath house including a series of pools, lounges, and functional spaces.

Above: Typography of Landscape and Overlay of Circulation, and Shadow

Above: Section Cuts of Landscape and Intervention Right: Interior Photographs of Pools

Above: Original Hand Photos+Typographical Analysis+ Oblique Landscape Photograph

Top: Photographed Plan of Baths Bottom: Plan Cut of Baths


Loose Taxonomies and Curation: Deriving from the analytical plates of Ernst Haeckel, a three dimensional model was developed. Using the deformational tools in Rhinoceros of NURBS curves and surfaces a model of a clear, microscopic, and gelatinous seems to glow in the dark water. The organism features transparent fleshy villi in contrast with a rigid and articulated pith. The images and models of this organism were curated into a digital model of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in lower Manhattan.

Top of Organism

Organism in Perspective

Exploded Axon with Linework Overlay

Upper Right and Bottom: Interior views inside Storefront Curation


Artist Residence at Wave Hill: The Gardens at Wave Hill in the Bronx provide a magnificent view of the Hudson River and the Palisades. This is the proposed site for an artist’s residence from the Wave Hill foundation. The dwelling sits upon a steep hill. The proposed home features a sensation of lightness with strength inspired by the installations of Tara Donovan. The dwelling features a cantilevered underbelly mirroring the geometry of the walkable roof above as well as a clearstory level to create the sensation of a floating roof. The offset mezzanine and sleeping areas again accentuate the lightness of the building.

West View of Final Dwelling Model

Southeast View of Final Dwelling Model

Sections and Perspectives of Dwelling

Skylight Transformational Series

Folded Roof Scale Change

Mezzanine and Lower Level Plans


Library: Cultural Archive In historic Chinatown, a new library/ cultural archive for the preservation of distinctive science, exploration, and photojournalistic magazines like LIFE and National Geographic is proposed. The site inhabits a unique cultural condition of the shifting city grid, prompting a play of city and original magazine grid to investigate an architectural solution for the building on an urban and body scale of the carrel. The grid of city and document form an elegant architectural space dissolving at the corner node of circulation in the site.

Rutgers Grid

Delancy Grid

Design 202

Design 202 Spring 2013 Andrew Lyon

Spring 2013 Sorrel Anderson Andrew Lyon 1/24/12 Scale: 3”=1’

National Geographic Good Gas Bad Gas

Rutgers Grid

Delancy Grid

1811 Building Commissioner’s Grid

Sorrel Anderson 2/7/13 Historic Grids (Rutgers, Delancy, and 1811)

1811 Building Commissioner’s Grid

Opposite: Figure Ground Magazine Grid Diagrams Above: Delancy, Rutgers, and 1811 Grid Intersections Right: Informed Grid Upon Floor Plate Diagrams

Density of Grid Lines- Circulation Spines Gap in Grid- Reading Space Original Magazine White Space- Atrium

Design 202 Spring 2013 Andrew Lyon

Original Magazine Grid

Sorrel Anderson 1/24/12 Scale: 3”=1’

Special Edition: National Geographic

Developed Pre- 1776

Developed Post-1783

Developed 1800 Post Delancy Seizure

Original Magazine Content-Floor Plate

Developed 1810’s

Developed 1820 Canal Street


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AXONOMETRIC: 1/16”=1’

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Design 202 Spring 2013 Andrew Lyon

Plans and Axonometric

Sorrel Anderson 4/22/13 1/8”=1’


Bedroom

Married Students Housing ADA Housing

Patio

Stair Parking

Dormitory: Spatial and Social Zipper For Pratt Institute’s proposed gradutate dormitory, the analog study of the zipper provided a tactile and ideological source for discovery. The zipper provided an interlocking techtonic, promoting a means of intermixing students for an engaging social living space. The student residence features large vertical social lounge spaces, which incorporate an idea of vertical campus. These bright lounges contain social programs like, kitchen, lounge, and workspaces/studios.

Left: Aggregation Diagrams

Lounge Studio

Lobby Roof garden

Sorrel Anderson + Cherrie HU Pratt Graduate Dormitory L. Blough

Above: 1/2� Scale Skin Detail Model Photographs

AGGREGATION DIAGRAM

Left: Model Photographs Right: Interior Lounge Renders


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L. Blough

scale: 1/8”=1’ 7th Floor +68’ 8”

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Sorrel Anderson + Cherrie HU Pratt Graduate Dormitory L. Blough

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Eighth Floor Plan

Technical Plan and Section Drawings

Grand Street Perspective View Sorrel Anderson + Cherrie HU Pratt Graduate Dormitory

Sorrel Anderson + Cherrie HU Pratt Graduate Dormitory

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SITE PLAN+LONG SECTION

scale: 1/8”=1’ - 0”

GRAND STREET VIEW


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