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Claire Noorhasan Syracuse University ARCH 107 Fall 2018 Professor: Kyle Miller

Portfolio selected works


Table of Contents 4

Cartesian Prism


Action Space


House, Home, Habitat


Ground Control


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1 Cartesian Prism

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The first project, the Cartesian Prism, introduced the concepts of space, hierarchy of space, and abstracted space. The project consisted of three phases in total, that tackled on each of the concepts.


Figure 1.1: Detailed image from phase 3 final model. Figure 1.2: Image from phase 3 final model. Figure 1.3: Axonometric image from phase 1 model. Figure 1.4: Detailed image from phase 2 final model. Figure 1.5: Axonometric drawing from phase 3 model. Figure 1.6: Unfolded elevation drawing from phase 3. Figure 1.7: Image from phase 3 model.

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2 Action Space

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The Action Space project introduced the aspect of human scale when designing projects. The project also incorporated hierarchy of space, and programing of space. For this project, my ‘client’ was I.M.Pei. I created a large meditation space, that transitions into a more private library space, which finally leads into his private studio space. The right angles are eluding to I.M.Pei’s architectural style.


Figure 2.1: Detail photo from final model. Figure 2.2: Bird’s Eye photo from final model. Figure 2.3: Study model. Figure 2.4: Study model. Figure 2.5: Over view image from final model.

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3 House, Home, Habitat

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In project 3, House, Home, Habitat, a contemporary building was assigned, and was to be analyzed through projective diagrams, analytical diagrams, and models. I received the Guna House (2014, Chile). I diagrammed the project first through drawing the plans, and elevations. After working through the project I aimed to understand the ordering system of the project, by producing a blue foam model that emphasized the four-by-four-grid. I then studied the project through analytical drawings. After studying the Guna House, I incorporated some of the aspects that I learned from the Guna House into my project 4.


Figure 3.1: Plan drawings of Guna House. Figure 3.2: Blue foam study model of Guna House working on volumetric space. Figure 3.3: Analytical drawings of “order.� Figure 3.4: Blue Foam study model of Guna House. Figure 3.5: Elevation drawing of Guna House.

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4 Ground Control

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The ground control project was introduced with the objective to create a modest house with living spaces as well as a working space for a artist/ collector. At least two people would be living in the house. Another aspect of the project was to incorporate the structure into the slope of the given site. In the project that I have created, I focused on a basic cubic form that is divided, through the use of a grid system, into five major zones. I drew inspiration from the Guna House and Villa Rotunda. I also aimed to emphasize the center of the house through the use of an elongated, extruded center piece, with a conversation pit below. I focused my design by establishing order through a grid system, and by using boundaries through transitioning of spaces.


Figure 4.1: Perspective view from final model. Figure 4.2: Bird’s eye view from final model. Figure 4.3: Axonometric drawing emphasizing order through grid system. Figure 4.4: Study model working on building in the slope. Figure 4.5: Plan drawing from top level. Figure 4.6: Study model working with building into the slope. Figure 4.7: Drawings of elevations. Where the cuts were taken are depicted on the plan.

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Fall 2018 Portfolio Claire Noorhasan  
Fall 2018 Portfolio Claire Noorhasan