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stephanie tabb masters of architecture portfolio | 2012


urban SHIFT

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kunsthalle bern museum model

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shift // COLLIDE

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adapt / evolve

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bus stop urbanism

05 stephanie tabb masters of architecture | california college of the arts stabb@gmail.com stephanietabb.com


urban SHIFT mixed use residential downtown san francisco | hayes valley studio 3 | fall 2012

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urban SHIFT is a formalization of shifts that result from visual adjacencies and generative nodes found within the site’s context, based on similar moves completed by PLOT in the VM House. The major shifts are vector reactions to roof adjacencies that exist East of the site (on the same block) and also the metaphorical pushes and pulls of public hot spots, including Patricia’s Green, nearby stores, restaurants, and bars.

sites as spinal system

commercial nodes

public hot spots

formal deformation of sites based on nodes

concept site plan

massing shifts related to visual adjacencies

process model

final contextual model


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Patricia’s Green (park) Octavia Boulevard Hayes Street Fell Street Linden Street shared outdoor patio 24-hour cafe bicycle rental shop

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public space semi-public space commercial space 3 story apartment 2 story apartment public space

semi-public space

commercial space

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B

A

level 6 1 level 5

A 2

3 story interlocking

2 story interlocking

D level 4

The lofted living spaces started as simple 16.25-foot bars, but then deformed and fractured the horizontal floorplates. These interlocking units allow for invisible overlaps between residences. Instead of simply sharing a single wall, one residents may find his kitchen notched into his neighbor’s bedroom. These unseen interactions provide novel spatial and programmatic opportunities that challenge conventional notions of city apartments.

level 3

C

level 2

B ground level

interlocking mechanism C

1 story independent

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1 story interlocking

exploded axomometric of unit types


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level 3 level 4

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Patricia’s Green (park) Octavia Boulevard Hayes Street Fell Street Linden Street shared outdoor patio 24-hour cafe bicycle rental shop public space semi-public space commercial space

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

level 2

2 3

5

4 8

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4

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2 1 ground floor

roof

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circulation as vectors connected to shifting masses


3C 3A 2A

7B

3B

3(1)

3(2)

3D

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4A

6A

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7 7A

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2B

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6(+) 6B

S1

1B 1D

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1C 5A

S2

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kunsthalle bern museum model when attitudes became forms become attitudes exhibition model Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit architectural model commissioned by the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts | summer 2012

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When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes takes as its starting point the 1969 exhibition Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form presented at the Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland. This exhibition brought together new tendencies in the art of its time, known today as postMinimalism, Arte Povera, Land art and Conceptual art. This show signifyed a shifting relationship between the artist and artwork, one in which the activity and process of the artist was now prioritized above that of the medium. These scaled models (1�=1’) function as the centerpiece of the modern-day exhibition and represent the two floors of the Kunsthalle Bern. The models are viewed from the top, and built without roofs so that visitors can see into the interior of the building. A model maker constructed scaled versions of the artworks included in the exhibition to include in the model after its completion. I was responsible for collaborating with my team member, miniature model maker, and the Wattis Institute to determine and compromise the needs of all involved parties; constructing a thee-dimensional model of the original museum; creating the lasercutter files; and helping to prepare and assemble the acrylic pieces. The model was shown in San Francisco at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts and is currently being shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.


shift//COLLIDE museum of architecture seattle, washington | between downtown and belltown studio 2 | spring 2012

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resulting circulation shift//COLLIDE’s site in Seattle is located at the crux of two neighborhoods, Belltown and Downtown. This small-scale rift is emblematic of a larger condition found in the city. From functioning as a fishing town to a technological epicenter, Seattle is a city of tensions, but also of overlaps. This project was envisioned as two structures shifting, colliding, and merging together, both at war and in harmony with each other.

commercial nodes

final model

projected grid shift

concept site plan

conceptual site model roof grid tectonic

evolutionary diagrams

process model

final contextual model


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6 special galleries permanent galleries archives library roof garden mechanical lecture hall administration education center installation gallery cafe coat check reception bookstore

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flux space

ground floor

first floor

second floor

third floor

fourth floor

roof


1996

2012

adapt / evolve double exposure time-lapse photographs lama, new mexico sustainable communties travel studio | summer 2012

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Homes are given life by the people who inhabit them. A house functions as an extension of its inhabitants; it is not stagnant, but dynamic. Domestic structures generally change slowly, but sometimes there are large-scale events that prompt a massive evolutionary leap. The fire that swept through Lama, New Mexico in 1996 led to the destruction of numerous dwellings throughout the region. Their charred empty adobe shells lined the once lush mountainside and their owners were forced to either rebuild or relocate. The home documented in these double-exposure photographs is emblematic of the Darwinian changes that a building can make when threatened with its survival. The baked ruins that remained after the fire provided the framework for the new structure. Instead of recreating an identical floor plan, the home was redesigned through a functional lens; only necessary elements were restored and the house was recreated to reflect the new needs of its inhabitants. It is neither appropriate to deem these reformations as “restorations” or “adaptive reuses,” but instead as evolutionary adaptations. By comparing photographs of this mountain home taken in 1996 to ones captured in 2012, one can witness how this domestic structure is not just a stable, unchanging entity, but a continuously evolving form.


bus stop urbanism infrastructural plug-ins downtown san francisco | mid-market street urban representation | fall 2012

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Though it once functioned as a major pedestrian destination, San Francisco’s Market Street has been reduced to a dysfunctional transportation corridor, rife with disgruntled drivers, apathetic residents, and fearful pedestrians. In many cases, bus users are lacking basic transportation information, detached from local shops and eateries, disengaged from their surroundings, and disconnected from one another. This project aims to activate these underperforming social spaces as a means of reestablishing Market Street as a center of public life.

bus stop culture collage


process diagrams of personal space, physical seriation, and social classification


information market street transportation map

infrastructure

positive environment

negative environment

synthesis of bus stops on market street


To activate the few remaining nodes of Market Street and to transform bus stops into pedestrian generators, plug-ins should be introduced to existing infrastructures. This list of five plug-ins is not intended to function as an exhaustive list, but as a platform for further innovations. play

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vending

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commerce

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interact

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cultural exchange

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Stephanie Tabb Masters of Architecture Portfolio  

mid-program graduate portfolio

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