Tony Munoff Architecture Portfolio Undergraduate Work
Contents Abstract Void Study - 1 Landscape Design - 2 Theatre Design - 3 & 4 Multi-Family Housing - 5, 6 & 7 Skyscraper Design - 8 Revit Modeling - 9 & 10 Sustainable Classroom - 11 & 12
Abstract Void Study
The purpose of this project was to explore the possibilities within the relationship of solid and void in an abstract way. During the process, continuality became an integral aspect of the design as well. This study allowed for the discovery that void space, when used correctly, can be more powerful than solid mass.
This was a park redesign project set on an existing riverside site. The current site is dominated by parking use, so the emphasis of this project was greenspace and family oriented attractions. With the parking placed underground, this landscape would be a destination.
Theatre Design When I was first introduced to the limitations and restrictions involved in the design of public buildings, a theatre design was a good starting place. While it left out some major restrictions and specifications, it provided vital understanding of designing within boundaries. The requirements included the number of seats for the auditorium, ADA accessibility, restrooms and amenities capable of servicing a full house. This project was also done with no computer involvement.
My studio instructor decided to have this project be a direct reflection of a real project he was commissioned for. The site was located in Denver on 25th and Stout in a very transitional neighborhood that is changing every year. The project had four main stakeholders; the Northeast Denver Housing Center, the Healthy Homes Initiative, the Urban Land Conservancy, and National Jewish Hospital. The goal was to create a low income, multi-family housing complex used for families with children who have respiratory health issues. The project required at least 10 units, with at least one being a 3-bedroom unit and parking amenities within the small site. Because the area is so transitional, I felt the tuck-under parking, centralized green space, and defensible balcony spaces were important. It also was required to research the building code, HVAC systems meeting the Healthy Homes Initiative requirements, as well as energy and zoning requirements. This project shed light into what designing multi-family housing truly requires from the beginning background research to the finishing touches of air quality.
This was the final project of a Revit modeling class where we were given an existing house with very limited structural and layout information. This forced creativity and ingenuity to complete the model, while exploring the capabilities of the Revit program. This left me with a quality understanding of Revit modeling, as well as its rendering capabilities.
Working together as a group of 6, we entered a sustainable design competition for an individual, sustainable classroom for Casey Middle School. The backbone of our design is the shipping container, which would hold all the materials needed to construct the building. The south-facing greenhouse was also a very important part of the design because it would not only hold plants and vegetation for the students, but it also contains the waterwall that provides the building with passive heating and cooling. The emphasis was on creating an interaction of education and sustainability for the next generation.