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RossDavidson master of architecture III

744 Quarry Street, Raleigh, NC ross@srdavids.com


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entertainment center

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miller house + garden

10 porchdog house 12 teaching dairy barn 16 type/variant house 20 shackleford 22 museum of the city


Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. — Carl Sagan


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entertainment center | fall 2015

I wanted to build a piece of furniture that combined my knowledge of woodworking and electronics as well as included a mix of materials, some of which would be new to me. I began with some initial sketches, produced a model in Solidworks, and rendered that model using KeyShot and Photoshop. Once I had the design drawings completed, I began with the toughest aspect of the project, speaker construction. The entire project took approximately eight months, the first two months were spent tinkering and researching speaker construction. After I had finally completed the speaker pair, I began building the cabinet body. While I completed construction of the cabinet, I commissioned a friend to build the steel base. The following photographs and sketches are brief highlights from the project. solidworks, keyshot, photoshop - steel, walnut, mdf 4

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TITLE:

Entertainment Center

DWG. NO.

AssemblyDrawing 5

FINISH

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1 22"

Clear Poly

MATERIAL

Walnut 4

DATE

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5/6/2015

SCALE: 1:32 3

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Rhythm, Meter, Proportion

Landmarks + Site

precedent study | miller house + garden | spring 2017 Miller House and Garden was designed and built by Eero Saarinen and Dan Kiley in Columbus, Indiana in 1953. For this studio project we studied the layout, geometry, rhythm, and proportion of the site through a series of diagrammatic drawings. Ultimately, my partner and I designed and built a diagrammatic model which combined a number of the diagrams produced earlier in the semester. 8

sketchup, illustrator, photoshop - basswood, acrylic


3D model | porchdog house | spring 2017 3D model of Marlon Blackwell’s Porchdog House. sketchup, v-ray 10


ncsu teaching dairy barn renovation | fall 2017

The Teaching Animal Unit at North Carolina State University is in desperate need of an overhaul. Current facilities lack the ability to support modern biosecurity measures which separate the herd from outside contamination potentially brought in by the many students that pass through the farm every week. The task of this studio was to design new dairy facilities with biosecurity measures in mind as well as the ability for visitors to safely view production facilities without going through the biosecurity process. 12

autocad, sketchup, vray, illustrator, photoshop


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A BIOSECURITY

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WOMEN’S MEETING

LOBBY

TREATMENT

FEED LANE

MEN’S SORT PEN

B RR

FREE STALL

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MATERNITY

OFFICE STORAGE

EQUESTRIAN

MILK ROOM

MILKING PARLOR FREE STALL

LONGITUDINAL SECTION A-A

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION B-B

1ST FLOOR PLAN

STUDY LOUNGE

VIEWING PLATFORM

OFFICES

CLASSROOMS

2ND FLOOR PLAN

VISITOR CIRCULATION

SOUTH ELEVATION


TRANSVERSE SECTION C-C

WEST ELEVATION

WALL SECTION

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BAY ELEVATION


precedent study - diagrams | type/variant house | spring 2017 The precedent study was a studio project in which we were tasked with analyzing formal and conceptual principals throughout the given building design. The project began with studying plans, sections, and elevations, as well as producing our own set of technical drawings. We then created a series of diagrams in order to clarify particular organizational principals of the design. From left to right: Unit to Whole, Servant to Served, Structure to Enclosure, and opposite, Building to Site. 16

illustrator


precedent study - model | spring 2017 After analyzing our precedent building and producing two dimensional diagrams, we were tasked with building a physical parti model. The model my partner and I produced highlights a few key organizational elements and formal concepts from our drawn diagrams. Namely, the material and physical directionality of each volume, represented by grain direction, the main axis that begins with the winding driveway and ends with the main views from the living room and bedroom volumes, represented by copper rod, and the bluestone plinth that ties the volumes together, represented by painted chipboard. 18

sketchup, rhino, CNC milling - douglas fir, chipboard, copper


shackleford | summer 2013 Nicknamed Shackleford, this autonomous car was built as part of the first electronics-based wood studio at Penland School of Crafts. Students designed, programmed, and built object-avoidance capable vehicles. While other vehicles steered via additional power to the left or right rear wheel, I designed and built a rack and pinion gear steering system, which allowed the car to make tighter and more accurate turns. C/C++, soldering - walnut, basswood, electronic components 20


museum of the city - historical analysis | fall 2016 Museum of the City was an eight-week long studio project beginning with historical analysis of Charleston, SC. We began by studying the historical context of Charleston and producing analytical diagrams on various topics. I chose to focus on the development of the city over time and mapped the progression by studying various historical city plans. pencil + marker 22


museum of the city - model | fall 2016 Following our analytic studies, we visited Charleston and were assigned a site in which we were to design a museum that embodied our experience within the city. Although there was no specific program, the main requirements included the use of four wall types: Wall of the City, Wall of the Surveyor, Wall of Books, and Wall of Light, as well as two given volumes. Through my articulation of the four wall types, I attempted to capture the experience of Charleston’s long alleyways, the repetition found among Charleston’s single-house door openings, and the dappled light through Charleston’s abundant foliage. illustrator, autocad 24


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Thank You.

Ross Davidson | 2018

Ross Davidson's Portfolio | Spring 2018  
Ross Davidson's Portfolio | Spring 2018  
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