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Vana Boghozian Architecture Design Portfolio


DESTINATION FACTORY

EXPERIENTIAL BEER GARDEN YOUNG ARCHITECTS COMPETITION WINTER 2017 BAND COLLABORATION HONORABLE MENTION PRIZE


DESTINATION FACTORY Description An abandoned brandy distillery and warehouse at the existing Villa Zarri in Bologna, Italy provides a space, including a manicured grounds and a public garden with a theater space.

Concept

Creating a circulation path to link the bustling street corner and the quiet gardens together. Utilizing concrete blocks strategically punctured to provide natural light and oversized pivot doors to welcome the public while still maintaining the ability to seal off the Villa Zarri for private events.

Objective

Once inside, large tempered glass panels provide a view to the beer making process. Rather than a typical tasting room that focuses on the serving experience, the tasting room provides a viewing stage for the performance of the beer making process: as a visitor, you want to observe as well as taste. The space is divided by an (organic) path that leads guests through a multi-purpose gallery, tasting room, observation deck and restaurant. The path is created with multi-colored tiles that display an abstract expression of the various typical types of beer corresponding to each season. From a light, crisp summer blonde to a dark, rich winter ale, the colors and characteristics of the ground each season combine with the key ingredients of the specific type of beer. In the outdoor area, the villa’s original fountain remains intact while new outdoor seating area provides a place to gather, congregate and dwell in the landscape. Outdoor seating is scattered throughout the grounds with remote tasting bars to allow for the activities to spill out into the grounds. A focal point performance area anchors the vast landscape and provides an additional destination.

Catwalk through beer making process

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Final Work with back-seats and stage covering the firepit


Allure Resort

FABRIC IN ARCHITECTURE ACSA COMPETITION SPRING 2013 GROUP MEMBER: SEVANA ALEXANDER HONORABLE MENTION PRIZE


Allure Resort Description Allure is located in LA’s high traffic intersection next to Elysian Park. The project joins 110 freeway and LA River together to create tension, flow, and movement.

Concept Attracting people to the tango dance of the resort created by the fabric structure. Highlighting the relationship of tension between garments and the human body.

Objective Starting from the 110 Freeway and heading west, cars enter underneath the resort and reach the lobby by elevator, while pedestrians use the elevator to gain access to the lobby. The programs are organized based on public and private spaces. Public Spaces are in organic building, so that visitors can experience the motion freely. The private spaces are located in orthogonal building to be straighter forward for guests. The lobby is the main part that connects the two buildings together. The ballroom is located in the second floor of the organic building (as high as the 110freeway), so that people watching the dance show can see and experience the freeway movement in the background of dancers. The Restaurant and fitness center are located on the fourth and fifth floor to give the visitors the opportunity of the whole LA view. At the end, the pool is in the third floor that creates the visual connection to the organic building and most importantly toDualthe (Leaderballroom. and Follower) relationship in

The soft movement of fabric welcomes the visitors to observe the Allure

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The position of Allure resort engages the freeways and river infrastructure of the site

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Allure destination resort attracts people to experience the dynamic urban movement of Los Angeles through tango

The buildings & dance floor span the LA River allowing the freeway to penetrate its form


ACTIVATING THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN BUILD- THE BOWTIE PROJECT FALL 2014 WOODBURY - GROUP PROJECT


ACTIVATING THE LANDSCAPE Description The site is located at Bowtie in Glendale. The purpose of the design is to provide primary features to the camping and visitors of the site.

Concept To design a monolithic fire pit that can double as a stage, creating a space in which people can gather socially, as well as for performances. The project embraces two different programs, so the design can have multifunction. Crucially, the design utilizes removable seats that can be stored under the stage between events.

Situated rebar for fire pit foundation & steel standoff for seat-back

Objective Concrete and wood were the materials selected to allow mobility and durability against the elements of the site. The stage is made of sheets of laminated wood that cover the fire pit, allowing it to be closed off to vandalism and, most importantly, be used for performances. The stage serves another purpose by acting as a cover for the fire pit as well as having movable pieces to store seats and seats for the fire pit. The perforated plywood can allow for possible chain lock to be used to secure the storage and fire pit covers. Seats are made out of 2 inches plywood that are held by steel pipes embedded in the ground and covered by concrete. All the seats are arranged based on concentric circles in 3 rows where the seat backs have 15 degree angles in order to provide the most comfortable position for visitors to interact and enjoy the fire, or spend a memorable time while watching any performance. All the seats are removable in order to give the flexibility to the arrangement of the seats as well as providing an empty space when it’s needed. In other words, whenever all the seats are removed, only the fire pit covered by stage will be visible. The sunken fire pit and the ground around it is another element that we indicate in the fire pit design in order to create a space that people would activate it by stepping in to the sunken fire pit.

Pouring & leveling concrete for fire pit area

Framework used for final concrete pouring

Photo credit: ClockShop

Final work with back-seats and stage covering the fire pit


2-3 1/2” Laminated CNC perforated stage pieces that interlock 2 1/2” Laminated CNC perforated stage pieces with metal plates and pipes that can insert into center stage piece and fire pit wall

Laminated seatback with CNC handle and 1” aluminum pipes with C-buckles that will insert into steel pipes

Metal caps for embedded ground pipes for clogging prevention

6” wide concrete rings with embedded metal jigs for seat inserts (1st and 3rd concrete pours)

8” Fire pit wall with 1-1/4” steel pipes embedded for stage system (2nd and 3rd concrete pours)

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COALESCE - X.PO GATEWAY WEST STEEL COMPETITION SPRING 2014 GROUP MEMBER: SEVANA ALEXANDER


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Coalesce (X.PO Gateway-West) Description Coalesce is a convention center and housing project for the Santa Monica Tourist city located in the intersection of4-th Street and Colorado in Santa Monica city SLABS which is DIAGRAM a home and welcome station to the visitors and commuters that are taking off from Santa Monica HWY in order to get to the coast and experience the active life of the ocean and Santa Monica’s Pier. It is also a major metro station that brings all the public form the North, East and West sides of Los Angeles County down to the Santa Monica beach.

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the idea of the project stats from transportation, transition, and transformation, these words were the driven concept to come up with Coalesce and try to create an environment and public space where we can DENSITY of TRANSPORTATION gather people and make them unify while they are being transfer from one point in to the other point.

Objective Public will experience a new transition where they exchange not only their location but also they will transfer their cultures and life styles and bring more variety to the convention center and metro station. The project starts with the division of three programs containing, housing, Conference Center and the additional Bike Station. These programs where servRelief Areas Areas ing differentStressed purposes and had different 5 4 3 2 they 1 0 meant to create objectives. However, a unity and stick together to create a one main lobby space on the fifth floor where they could exchange paths and share spaces. The whole project is elevated on the center of the building where we create the unity by designing a pyramid shape at the bottom of building and that specific space was creating our outdoor space for the metro tracks to have a station to stop. The building has three entrances, yet the main one if from interior part where people are motivated to share the public space beneath the building for the residents of the apartments.

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Arrows representing different trasnportation methods transfering people from all over the California to the Santa Monica. Since there are not enough spaces around the chosen site forces push the site and make the bulge in the site shape.

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DEGREE PROJECT RESEARCH - FALL 2015 DESIGN - SPRING 2016


Luminous

a spa for sun

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Reflection & Distribiution

Description

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Sunlight is one aspect essential to consider when designing. The lack of sunlight, prevalent in Nordic countries, is one cause of Seasonal Affective Disorder. People with SAD suffer from excess sleep, daytime fatigue and weight gain. The typical treatment is medication, psychotherapy, exercise and prescribed light boxes. These methods are neither productive nor holistic.

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Creating spaces within spaces which will integrate SAD treatments, including light treatment room, healing garden, therapeutic pool, fitness area, and consulting. On the other hand, using methods of absorbing controlled light into the spaces, such as framing light, reflecting or distributing light,and using colored surfaces to make the light more intense and pronounced.

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Below are collages of reinforcing the sensation of the mentioned spaces:

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The buildings & dance floor span the LA River allowing the freeway to penetrate its form.


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To propose a “Spa for Sun” in Tromsø, Norway which utilizes sunlight as therapy. The light therapy area includes both natural and artificial SAD treatment light from the top and brightens the entire core. While visitors explore the core (starting from pool therapy towards the exercise area, healing garden, and individual rooms) they experience the transformation from bright areas to controlled light to dark areas. The benefit is that all activities occur around the core of the building allowing for sun bathing. This building is sensitive to each season, adjusting sunlight levels during seasons.


GLASS SCULPTURAL FAÇADE

C3 PARKING GARAGE PUBLIC ART CREDIT: ARKTURA,LCC CLIENT: GENSLER & REFIK ANADOL 2016

The following information contained in the drawings and images is the sole property of Arktura, LCC. Role: Project manager assistant, & standard product designer. For further information please refer to the following projects.


See a short video of Glass Sculptural Facade: https://youtu.be/yaHEY4Z5INg


GLASS SCULPTURAL FAÇADE Description Custom glass fin façade was an ultimate solution to evolve the idea of making the parking structure façade integrated into the surrounding atmosphere and more welcoming.

Concept Instead of using paintings on the facade, the idea was to use glass fins with interlays of blaze and chill film layers. While the sun light projects on the glass fins, it creates the harmony of various colors, including the color of glass, and the shaped colorful shadow/reflection. In other words, the glass fin wall system acts as a “live painting” since the color, depth, and intensity of the art changes based on the sun rotation.

Challenge and Role As part of the Arktura team member, my responsibility was to assist the project manager, with creating an angle connection which would keep each fin stable on the wall, but also design a minimalist detail in order to not limit the beauty of the fin and simply make the detail disappear in the back. Additional tasks were including, creating a permit set followed by ADA rules and regulations, installation manual, collaborating with internal members, clients, and engineering consultant. Additionally, creating architectural production files such as, bill of material, request for quotes, crating design, shipping and handling.

Picture taken at 3:30PM in winter

Overall Section


Picture taken at 12:30PM in winter (Photo Credit: Arktura)

Enlarged Section Detail

Enlarged Plan Detail


GRAPHIC PERFORATION SYSTEM

FEATURE WALL SYSTEM CREDIT: ARKTURA,LCC CLIENT: GENSLER


GRAPHIC PERFORATION SYSTEM Description Creating an industrial but calm appearance to the lobby space by fastening the water texture perforated panels with industrial plates and fasteners.

Challenge Using grasshopper to generate the overall perforation of water texture and align the perforation with the fasteners and standoff. Considering integrated light fixture attachment to the cover plates and make sure to have enough clearance.

Role Collaborating with the architect and installer for perforation design and as builts, material nesting and estimation, creating cut files, shop drawings, fabrication document, creating architectural production files such as, bill of material, request for quotes, crating design, shipping and handling.

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Standoff Details - Axon


Pattern - Panel Layout - Elevation

Panel Layout - Elevation

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Panel Layout - Plan


GREAT PARK SPORTS COMPLEX CANOPIES BASEBALL FIELD & SOCCER FIELD CREDIT: ARKTURA,LCC CLIENTS: NBBJ - LA, & PLAS-TAL MFG. CO. 2017


See a short flyover video of designed canopies: https://youtu.be/R4J6Jl08cXI


CUSTOM GLASS FIN FAÇADE Description Constructing canopies’ fins and modules for Great Park Sports Complex, located in Orange County, in collaboration with the architect (NBBJ – LA), and installer (PLAS-TAL MFG. CO.). The park contains different types of sport fields, including Baseball Field Canopy, Soccer Field Canopy and its support building canopy.

Challenge and Role Due to the massive scale of the each canopy, the challenge was to split each canopies’ fins/modules into smaller batches for manufacturing, shipping and installing purposes. The key was to create an overall time-line and a summary of weekly goal in order to keep the installer and internal members aware of each phase. Additional tasks were creating a permit set for each canopy, shop drawings, fabrication document, request for information, scheduling, creating architectural production files such as, bill of material, request for quotes, crating design, shipping and handling. Below are part of the Baseball Field Canopy shop drawings set:

Great Park – Baseball Field Canopy (Photo Credit: Arktura)

Overall Floor Plan


Great Park – Soccer Field Canopy (Photo Credit: Plas-tal)

Module Connection Detail

Column Connection - Axon

Module Connection - Elevation

Column Connection - plan


Additional roles at Arktura: Designing Standard Arktura ceiling systems in collaboration with engineering and marketing teams.


Rendering for marketing purposes.

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