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001 Movement in Space Over Time 009 Architectonic Assemblage 019 Terrirorial Diagrams 027 Aquatic Center Roof Structure 029 Zen Tower 031 Preformative Architecture 039 Sonic Landscapes 041 60x to 100x 043 A View From Above 045 Research Library of LUHCA 069 Cowboy Bunkhouse 073 A Monks Cell 077 A shell for living 083 Post Industrial Landscapes 087 Furniture 089 Modeling 091 Competition


Spring 2008 Level: 1st Year Professor: Brian T. Rex, Marti Gottsch Duration: 12 weeks 1


Movement in Space Over Time 2


MOVEMENT IN SPACE OVER TIME Spring 08_ Brian T. Rex, Marti Gottsch

Movement in space over time: The course was rooted in teaching principles of guided inquiry and questioning through intensive hands-on making. The course is made up of five distinct units that deal with bounding spaces. We indexed and categorized event/fiat space. Finally, we used the spatial data that we categorized to generate models representing spatial relationships.

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A system of diagramed events in a dorm room with the consideration of frequency and duration represented by height, density, and angle. Material: dressmaker pins and 2� Extruded polystyrene foam.


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MOVEMENT IN SPACE OVER TIME Spring 08_ Brian T. Rex, Marti Gottsch

Wire models of event spaces and their bounding spaces. Specific models express individual spacal territoryies from a categorized index of events.

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MOVEMENT IN SPACE OVER TIME Spring 08_ Brian T. Rex, Marti Gottsch

Translate a square section from a ventilated drawings in to the sand surface and then itterate that surface into dry sand using nylon as a retaining structure.

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Place 13 solids(2”x2”x10”) in a wire frame translation of the sand surface. With these solids defined two spaces; formed with straight lines and orientated to each other.


Using section cuts of the combined specific wire models recreate the positive & negative spaces using high density insulation foam.

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Fall 2008 Level: 2nd Year Professor: Bennett Neiman Duration: 12 weeks 9


ARCHITECTONIC ASSEMBLAGE 10


We made a series of architectonic assemblages from found objects that were measured, analyzed, developed, and articulated through analog and digital drawing, and three dimensional modeling and fabrication.

ARCHITECTONIC ASSEMBLAGE FALL 08_ Bennet Neiman

The process unfolded through four stages:

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Stage 01: Introduction Initial assemblages; introductory skill development; digital two-dimensional drawings; planimetric and sectional analysis; constructed isometrics; photographic documentation; point, line, plane, and volume, hierarchy, and formal consistency.


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Stage 02:Reapplication volumetric assemblages are constructed, modeled, analyzed, and articulated with form•Z; plan, section and isometric cuts; constants and variables introduced.

Architectonic Assemblage a set of assemblages are constructed; constants and variables, precincts, spatial sequence and movement systems, and treatment are introduced

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Stage 03: Articulation precincts, spatial sequence, movement systems, and treatment are introduced; designs are further articulated through reapplication of digital technologies.

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Architectonic Synthesis the conceptual strategies, procedures, elements, ordering systems, vocabularies, and formats discovered in the previous projects are synthesized into a building program configured within a selfreferential site.


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Stage 04: Synthesis the conceptual strategies, procedures, elements, ordering systems, vocabularies, and formats discovered in the previous projects are synthesized into a building program configured within a selfreferential site.

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Spring 2009 Level: 2nd Year Professor: Chris Taylor Duration: 12 weeks Site: Downtown Lubbock, TX 19


TERRITORIAL DIAGRAMS 20


TERRITORIAL DIAGRAMS

SPRING 09_ Chris Taylor

Territorial Diagrams: This studio investigated generative and multivalent forms of measuring, mapping, and diagramming to develop an understanding of the potential of program in architecture. We continued to expand and use the tectonic language as we examined extrinsic factors in the making of architecture.

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Section 01: MAP / TERRITORY / DIAGRAM Here we will utilize mapping to describe a territory and develop diagrammatic methods to construct a data set of spatial and material boundaries.

Section 02: PROGRAM / EMOTIONAL DIRECTIVES / PHYSICAL DESIRES - In this section we will utilize multiple forms of program analysis and development to inform architectural agendas. Section 03: EVENT THRESHOLDS - And, and finally we will activate our analysis of boundary conditions and programmatic agendas to create architectural interventions within the city of Lubbock.


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(50) Sarah Boyle imagines, in her mind’s eye, cleaning, and ordering the great world, even the Universe. Filling the great spaces of Space with a marvelous sweet smelling, deep cleansing foam. Deodorizing rank caves and volcanoes. Scrubbing rocks.� -The Heat Death of The Universe by Pamela Zoline

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A passage was selected from a short story and a site from an earlier photographic survey, From this a parasite was developed through iterative drawing, modeling, and photography. There is a desire to order the world by changing and cleansing it of undesirable things. As seen in the site there is an attempt at order by demarcating the parking lot. The site also has the desire to remove waste through the drain, which is the focus of the parking lot’s terrain. Wall and stair become one in the same because of the system of construction. The system uses multiple nonuniform units that are connected from face to edge (never F-F, or E-E). The system is focused on compartmentalizng disordered elements by inserting and removing pieces to order them directionally. The model is segmentally organized by multiple aligned pieces of equal width but unequal length. The model engages the sites drain with crossing tension lines, and extruded walls from the parking grid.

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Fall 2009 Level: 3rd Year Professor: Urs Peter Flueckiger Duration: 12 weeks Site: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 25


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FALL 10_ Upe Flueckiger

AQUATIC CENTER ROOF STRUCTURE

A study in structure and connections in which a lamella arch spans 159’ allowing an unobstructed space that is naturally ventilated and lit by a system of skylights and louvers. The simple arch speaks to the form of the quonset hut, which are abundant in the south plains.

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ZEN TOWER

FALL 10_ Upe Flueckiger

A four story hyperboloid tower located at the highest ellevation in Lubbock, at Texas Tech’s Urbanovsky park. A meditative space for overworked students to rest and reflect.

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Spring 2010 Level: 3rd Year Professor: David Driskill Duration: 12 weeks Site: Bordeaux, France 31


Performative Architecture 32


Bordeaux is a center of wine production in southwest France. Winery tours are a major industry. This mixed-use project establishes a tasting room representing the entierty of the regions wine industry. While tourists are welcome to the tasting room, it is designed for wholesale buyers. The wholesale marketing of wines requires a staff to communicate with buyers/sellers and to arrange for distribution of the wine. As is common in Bordeaux, at least one housing unit is to be included in the project.

  Green streets: convert Rue Andre Darbon into a green street to connect the large blocks of apartments and the promenade between them

  Shopping street: connect  Access to Water: the site to Rue du Faubourgdefine Rue Bareyre Shopping centers depend on as an avenue to water- people have a access: they need locations fundamental yearning near major traffic arteries. for great bodies of However, the shoppers them selves don’t benefit from water. Currently The neighborhood is traffic: they need quiet, comfort, and convenience, and blocked by other access from the pedestrian housing paths in the surrounding area.

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Low traffic Green Street


An open lot, 44 rue Barreyre, in a historic row of structures just off the waterfront in Bordeaux. The street immediately north and parallel to rue Barreyre is recently redeveloped in but in different architectural language. The site may extend into the adjacent development. You as the architect are asked to develop a convincing architectural concept that respects the historic patterns and develops the public appreciation for architecture design at its best.

  Apartment Blocks: The random character of local densities confuses the identity of our communities, and also creates a chaos in the pattern of land use.

Intersection of axis

  Community of 7000: Individuals have no effective voice in any community of more than 5000-10,000 persons. There are boundaries in the city that section a neighborhood leaving an opportunity to create a grouped population

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Fall 2011 Level: Grad Professor: Chris Taylor Duration: 12 weeks Site: Texas, New Mexico, Arizon, Utah, Nevada 37


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SONIC LANDSCAPES FALL 11_ Chris Taylor Land Arts of the American West

Sonic Landscapes: A collection of work produced during Land Arts of the American West 2011. An Aeolian Harp constructed from a found tub from a washing machine. The harp was set up and recorded in seven places in three states. A map with video loops of the tub harp playing were installed in a map for exhibition.

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60X TO 100X FALL 11_ Chris Taylor Land Arts of the American West

60X to 100X: An investigation in scale. Throughout the 2 months and 7000 miles traveled in the American West I took photographic enlargements of inorganic materials and minerals. A viewing device made of hexagonal tubes with matte black interiors had slides of the enlargements mounted and back light. The differing length tubes created a forced perspective and loss of scale. When viewed in sequence the backlighting projects a mindbending series of colors.

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A view from above: A collection of work produced during Land Arts of the American West 2011. Time lapse videos shot from suspended cameras (kites, trees, cliffs, etc.)

A VIEW FROM ABOVE FALL 11_ Chris Taylor Land Arts of the American West

Below: Land Arts Exhibition 2011 Right: Construction of a Rokaku kite from a mylar safety blanket. Diagonal: Still from video, Mimbres River NM.

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Spring 2012 Level: Grad Professor: Bennett Neiman Duration: 12 weeks 45


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Extending the mission of creating and maintaing a community arts center that is available, educational, and affordable to local artists, the Art Research Library is an integral addition to the Louis Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. The Library is a cultural center, an educational service institution and a resource for the

community it servers. Located just north of LHUCA, the Art Research library is a regional hub for scholarly are research, archiving, distribution, access and education to facilitate collaboration and exchange of ideas amongst the individuals and organization in the South Plains and the world at large.

RESEARCH LIBRARY OF LUHCA SPRING 12_ Bennet Neiman Graduate Comprehensive Studio

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A simple 5x5 open grid arranged to respond to its outer context, the Library anchors the north of the LHUCA campus while creating a place for social interaction through the collections and dispersal of material and ideas.

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The entry vestibule links the library and the public meeting space. This allows easy accessibility to the space after library hours and allows for the opportunity for the space to be used as a gallery during First Friday Art Trails.

Left: Exploded axonometric of all building components.

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The Large glass facade brings light into the reading room thus opening the library to the street and the community at large. The corridor between the Library and the Charles Adams Studio is framed by the exterior girders, linking loosely associated parking and the LUHCA campus. Illuminated by the Library, this space is an arcade for interaction.

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A courtyard illuminates interior spaces in the building, and provides a contained area where library materials can be taken outside or echibited.

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The Journals and Periodicals envelope study and meeting spaces on the north end of the building.

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Study carols and computer stations are wrapped with shelving. View of Stacks looking towards entry.

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P R O J E C T A D R E S S: Research Library of LUHCA 1156 5th Street, Lubbock, Texas, United States G O V E R N I N G C O D E S: 2006 International Building Code O C C U P A N C Y T Y P E: A-3 O C C U P A N C Y L O A D: Assembly (meeting) Reading Library Stacks Storage and mechanical spaces Business Reading Rooms Total Occupancy E G R E S S; Path of Egress

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Spring 2012 Level: Grad Professor: John Grabel, Mark Wellen, Tom Kundig Duration: 4wk, 3wk, 2 wk 67


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COWBOY BUNKHOUSE FALL 12_ John Grabel Graduate Visiting Critique Studio

Cowboy Bunkhouse: Situated on a ranch in El Jardin County Texas, 60 miles north of the Mexican border A compound for cattle hands is developing. John Grable Architects has already taken a commission on this project and as an experiment John challenged us to propose a housing solution.

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My proposal was for four individual bunk houses to house two ranch hands each. John’s client needed this lodging for single individuals who work in 12day increments. Family housing was already under construction. The bunk houses were carefully sited in

response to sun angles, the prevailing winds, and the sensitive nature of the flora on the desert floor. A sequenced entry through an unconditioned mud shower into the living space is intended to set the stage for exiting the work environment. Because the workers spend extensive time outside, they are likely to acclimatize making their thermal comfort levels different. To respond to this the cabins are designed to use the Venturi effect to move air through the spaces. the roof line creates high and low pressure systems around the operable openings.


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The owner of the ranch is also an avid pilot and owns an airstrip approximately 2 miles to the east of the site. He is very partial to preserving the vegetation and controlling the vehicular scars on the landscape, because that is what he sees from the cockpit. To embrace this I sited the buildings around existing heavily etched paths in the desert floor, and isolated the lighter areas to assist with recovery. This will help with with wind erosion and other dust related issues. To create wide open spaces the bunkhouses us a system of bifold doors. 9" PULLEY 8" PULLEY 1/2" STEEL PLATE 1/4" STEEL PLATE

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A MONKS CELL FALL 12_ Mark Wellen Graduate Visiting Critique Studio

A Monks Cell: Situated on a ranch in Real County Texas, in between two sheds; one for work/meet processing one for sleep, there remains an quadrilateral curb making the perimeter of an old ranch house. Within this outline there is the opportunity to create a place of observation and reflection for the caretaker and the hunters.

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This project aims to create a place of meditation by presenting three spatial experiences (within, above, beyond). The condition of “within,� is reached by elevating people using a ramping plinth that pinches space following site geometries. The

plinths height and axial qualities are derived from existing conditions in the site. A horizontal plane framed by the edge of the second level further supports this experience. The second level deck creates a space above the current tree line, changing the existentiality between the viewer and the horizon. The condition of beyond is rationalized through a rectangular oculus framing sky. The horizontal plains are aluminum torsion boxes constructed similarly to an air plane wing. The vertical surfaces and columns are coursed rubble limestone from the surrounding fields.


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“What is the smallest shell you can build around yourself, and feel comfortable…imagine yourself living in an environment like this (cinco camp) or a more difficult environment, that really requires you to protect yourself. How do you open yourself to the sky or the landscape? And how will this create some sort of resonance to how you feel as a person” -T. Kundig Cinco Camp 11.09.2012

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A SHELL FOR LIVING FALL 12_ Tom Kundig Graduate Visiting Critique Studio

A Shell For Living: This project was conducted in two weeks in Fall 2012, and was the final project for the Visiting Critique Studio. We met with Tom and Jenie Kundig in Marfa Texas November 8th-11th, toured the Chinati Foundation, Cinco Camp by Mark Wellen and other regional fare.

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While at Cinco Camp Tom prompted us with our next project, a shell for living. We were tasked with exploring our own standard for comfort. And the logistics of building in a remote place.

Growing up in West Texas I always knew that the horizontals (ground and horizon) dominated the landscape. I designed an 80ft2 cabin to occupy the space between the horizontals. The structure was componentized so that all individual parts weighed less than 200lb’s, so that they could be carried in.


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A simple 1:1 cube with a butterfly roof, nested between an elevated deck and a bar-grate sun screen/deck. Enough space to retreat from the elements and sleep. Water and food would be packed in, and all organic waste composted.

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Amarillo Helium Plant:

National center for U.S. helium production, shipping, and scientific research

A STRATIFIED LANDSCAPE FALL 12_ Jeff Nesbit Post Industrial Landscapes

A strategy for future development of a unused post industrial complex that was onece the leader of world wide helium production and research. A lynchpin in the military complex of the cold war, this facility was defended by the navy, because Helium is crucial for many things from nuclear cryogenics to weather balloons.

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As a conceptual strategy we purposed that the site should sedimented upon, squeezing and mixing the past with the future. This strategy calls upon a metaphor of the refinement of Helium, and the plate tectonics that cause its formation. Published in: Post Industrial Landscapes : vol 1 As urban interventions Available on Blurb.com


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[DISPROGRAMING] Sedimentation + Events

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BIRD FOOT TABLE SPRING 11_ Upe Flueckiger Product Design

The Texas Tech College of Architecture’s Sustainable Cabin at the Peace River Foundation in Crowell TX is a living laboratory for the college.

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While taking a product design elective in spring 2011, I designed and built the bird foot table. Material: Poplar and Walnut.


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Modeling: Cabin and site model for Boy Scout camp outside Crosbyton TX. Designed by Upe Flueckiger & Daniel Pruski.

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Site model is constructed of ~60 layers of 1/31� chipboard, with rasered ariel photography

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Spring Break 2010 Level: 3rd Year Professor: Mary Alice Torres-MacDonald Team: William Cotton, Amador Saucedo, Brian Wills, Ryan Woods Duration: 30hrs Site: Junction, TX 91


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Junction City Plan a revival

William Cotton Amador Saucedo Brian Wills Ryan Woods

The Revival: The city of Junction Texas hosed a two day Charrette for fresh ideas to revitalize the town. We proposed the creation of nodes along an axis through the city to attract visitors and development. The nodes and axis would form a district that embrace past, current, and future developmental projects. The district would revolve around the traditional center around the court house.

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Defining The District

1. Court House 2. Post Office 3. New Museum 4. Police Station

5. 6. 7. 8.

Standifer Hospital Holekamps Feed and Supply Texan Theatre Community Park

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Western Playscape

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View from I-10 - I-10 bypassed the entrance to the city, we suggest creating a landmark to identify

Land of Living Water

Main Street- We recommended filling the empty storefronts with collages of Junction to improve 97


Junction from the interstate and funnel people into the city from the historical access point

Living Water Tower

image and promote revitalization

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A Farmers Market: The people of Junction were frustrated with the single grocery store that ran all competition out of town, reducing grocery quality. We suggested a farmers market that would sell local foods and create an attraction for visitors.

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VEGETABLE MEAT

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FRUIT

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CRAFT

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RETAIL GROCERY

N 4TH STREET

FLEXIBLE LOW VOLUME SPACES

FORUM

OFFICE

COFFEE

RESTROOMS

division - the citizens of Junction

COLLEGE STREET

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THANK YOU

William Cotton's Portfolio  

A compendium of past works.