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SPRING 2013 PORTFOLIO THE DESIGNERY AT YOUTHBUILD BOSTON


TABLE OF CONTENTS Bartlett Events

Project Introduction................................................1,2 Process Work...........................................................3-6 Iteration One............................................................79 Final Design...........................................................9-12 Build Out..................................................................13 Completed Project......................................................9 The Team.............................................................16,17

South End Technology Center

Project Introduction............................................18-19 Process Work......................................................20-22 Iteration One......................................................23-25 Final Design.........................................................26-29 Build Out..................................................................30 The Team.............................................................31, 32

Vertical Growth...........................................................33-36


BARTLETT EVENTS

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Bartlett Yards is an old abandoned T station on an eight and a half acre site that YouthBuild Boston was tasked with transforming it into an outdoor mural festival and community center. Junior Designers worked closely with Nuestra Communidad to develop the master plan of the site and design custom built furniture for the outdoor community living room. The aim of this project is to create a community center for Roxbury residents, inspiring creativity, connections, music, and art. The site will be home to art festivals, murals, music, dancing, soccer games, and food truck lots that will all be open to the public.

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COLLAGES

DIRECTIONAL/ENGAGED/INTERACTIVE

FUN/SAFE/COMMUNITY

FUN/SAFE/COMMUNITY

CONCEPTUAL COLLAGE MASTER PLAN

Junior Designers started initial designs using a collaging technique. The purpose of this exercise was to create a complex master plan guided by the use of nine ‘action words’ provided by the client of Bartlett Yards. Junior Designers created initial abstract collages using the words and slowly worked up to designing collages on the site plan of Bartlett Yards. These collages would later inspire the master plan of all food trucks, programmatic elements, entrances, and furniture.

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PRECEDENT RESEARCH

THE GATES

THE GATES

SOWA

Junior Designers studied various precedents such as the art installation ‘The Gates’ in New York City and the food truck lot ‘SOWA’ in Boston. These projects were used to inspire the designs for Bartlett Yards.

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SITE ANALYSIS

PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC

CIRCULATION

LEVELS OF SAFETY

After their research, designers took what they learned and diagrammed over Bartlett Yard. Junior Designers focused on traffic patterns, safety, circulation, and other elements at the site in order to better understand the site.

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MASTER PLANNING

Junior Designers individual analyzed the site and began to diagram ideas on the plan 6


ITERATION 1

PERSPECTIVE STUDY 1

MODEL PHOTO

PERSPECTIVE STUDY 2

PROGRAMMATIC DIAGRAM

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ITERATION 1 Junior Designers initial design incorporated a canopy like structure to create a comforting environment, donated spools used for seating, and a bright color scheme to draw viewers throughout the site. The canopy is created with a series of ropes spanning the distances of the buildings draped with brightly colored fabrics. They experimented with perspective drawings, 3D modeling, and of course extensive diagramming.

PHYSICAL MODEL REPRESENTATION

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FINAL DESIGN

Washington Street

Bartlett Street 104'-8" --

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251'-0" --

Gate 2

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Gate 1

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63'-8" --

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Bartlett Events 2565 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119

Lambert

Street

93'-0" --

210'-1 15/32"

Junior Designers limited the scope of the project when they analyzed the budgetary constraints. Focusing on the living room, designers kept the canopy, donated spool table benches, and the bright color scheme. The design worked to frame the circulation path and draw visitors throughout the site and define the two main seating areas. This design was then finalized and built.

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BARTLETT MASTER PLAN

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FINAL DESIGN

PROGRAM DIAGRAM

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CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

CANOPY SYSTEM DIAGRAM


FINAL DESIGN

SECTION A

SPOOLS PHYSICAL MODEL

Junior Designers explored both physical models and 3D models in their design studies. The sections featured were created using a combination of Auto CAD 2011 and Adobe Illustrator. Junior Designers also learned how to use Sketch Up for digital models. SECTION B

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FINAL DESIGN

PERSPECTIVE A

PERSPECTIVE B

PERSPECTIVE A

PERSPECTIVE C

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PERSPECTIVE D


BUILD OUT

POURING CONCRETE

ARRANGING SPOOLS

ARRANGING BENCHES

LOADING SPOOLS

YouthBuild Boston spent a week building out the project. Students arranged the furniture, cut and secured the rope and fabric, and used bright colors to paint the furniture. The posts to hold the canopy and wire spools were all donated materials. Junior Designers had a budget of five hundred dollars to complete the entire build out process.

CUTTING FABRIC

PAINTING THE SITE

PAINTING THE SITE

REORGANIZING THE TEAM

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COMPLETED PROJECT

PHOTO: COMPLETED PROJECT

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PHOTO: COMPLETED PROJECT


COMPLETED PROJECT

PHOTO: COMPLETED PROJECT

PHOTO: COMPLETED PROJECT

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THE TEAM

Mark Matel Mitchka Herard Ariel Stokes Jason Turgeon Jovanie Voltaire

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Ronie Bicahlo Wardemar Adorno Paolo Guerrero Theo Oribhabor Emmanuel Reyes


THE TEAM

TYPICAL WORK DAY

FINAL CLIENT PRESENTATION

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SOUTH END TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The South End Technology Center’s fundamental purpose is to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers of ideas and information. Their scope and methods are as diverse as the people they serve. SETC provides free or low-cost access and training in most aspects of computer-related technology. The staff, mostly volunteers, have extensive backgrounds in computer technology and their applications. YouthBuild Boston’s mission was to reorganize and rejuvenate the Fab Lab section of the center. Junior Designers were responsible for developing the master plan and organization of storage in the rooms.

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COLLAGES

PROGRESS, DIRECT, BALANCE

COMPACT, ORGANIZE, MOVEMENT

BALANCE, SYMMETRY, PROGRESS

BALANCE, FUNCTIONAL, DIRECTIONAL

Junior Designers started initial designs using a collaging technique. The purpose of this exercise was to create a complex master plan guided by the use of nine ‘action words’ provided by the client of SETC. Junior Designers created initial abstract collages using the words and slowly worked up to designing collages on the site plan of SETC. These collages would later inspire the master plan of all circulation, programmatic elements, entryway, and storage.

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PRECEDENT RESEARCH

STOREHAGEN ATRIUM SIGNAGE, FORDE

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Junior Designers studied various precedents such as the Seattle Public Library in Washington, various Fab Lab office spaces, and way finding systems. These projects were used to inspire the designs for South End Technology Center.

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SITE ANALYSIS

SPACE LAYOUT A

SPACE LAYOUT

SPACE LAYOUT

After their research, designers took what they learned and diagrammed over SETC. Junior Designers focused on furniture, storage, circulation, and other elements at the site in order to better understand the project.

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ITERATION 1

ITERATION A

ITERATION B

ITERATION C

ITERATION D

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ITERATION 1

ITERATION 1 SPACE LAYOUT

For the first iteration of the design for the South End Technology Center, Junior Designers focused on circulation and organization. There were two designs created for a storage system, created with a CNC machine. Students were able to use the technology available at the Fab Lab to create fluid furniture designs. Junior designers incorporated way finding into the master plan to guide viewers through the center.

SKETCH MODELS

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ITERATION 1

CIRCULATION

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COMPUTER LAYOUT

MAKER TOOLS


FINAL DESIGN

CIRCULATION

MAKER TOOLS

COMPUTER LAYOUT

STORAGE

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FINAL DESIGN Junior Designers created this revamped version of the Fab Lab. The new space features a colored system of way finding that leads visitors easily throughout the space. The space is opened up to the office and new storage allows for better space planning. Students focused on designing a storage system that follows the rise of the stairs. Using computer programs such as Sketch Up and Auto CAD, YBB was able to create the furniture to a great level of detail. FINAL SKETCH UP MODEL

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FINAL DESIGN

PERSPECTIVE A

PERSPECTIVE B

PERSPECTIVE C

PERSPECTIVE D

Junior Designers explored both physical models and 3D models in their design studies. Junior Designers learned how to use Sketch Up and built a scaled accurate model of the Fab Lab including every detail for added realism. 28


FINAL DESIGN

FINAL MODEL

FINAL MODEL

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FINAL MODEL

WAY FINDING DIAGRAM


BUILD OUT

FASTENING THE JOINTS

PAINTING

SANDING THE SHELVES

PAINTING

The Build Out portion of the Designery’s involvement was a storage shelf custom designed with the use of a CNC machine that allowed for subtle curves and easy joint assembly. Junior Designers spent a week cutting the pieces, sanding, assembling it all together, and painting the insides of the shelves. The colors chosen match the circulation pattern of the way finding system. The completed project can be found in the Fab Lab space.

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THE TEAM Marcos Severino Christopher Pena Darialys Marrero Dennis Membah

Patricia Martinez Guerlandy Laguerre Michael Abreu Jaida Jefferson

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THE TEAM

FINAL CLIENT PRESENTATION

TYPICAL DAY

TYPICAL DAY

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VERTICAL FARM Hydroponic planting systems were created to address major global issues related to industrial agriculture, climate change, reduction of available fresh water and food resources, and additional global environmental sustainability concerns. This system provides a reliable access to food that can be grown indoors. This represents a decentralized approach to agriculture that increases food safety and minimizes emissions related to transportation. The system maximizes limited space in urban homes via vertical window space all while reducing costs on the user and the environment. HYDROPONIC SYSTEM DIAGRAM

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BUILD OUT

BUILDING THE FRAME

ATTACHING THE WHEELS

DESIGNING THE FRAME

BUILDING THE FRAME

COMPLETED SYSTEM

ADJUSTING THE WATERING SYSTEM

BUILDING THE FRAME

This project was made possible through the collaboration of YouthBuild Boston’s Designery team and the international engineering firm, ARUP. Skilled professionals inspired future designers and engineers to work towards a sustainable community in an exciting two day workshop event.

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VERTICAL FARM Jessica Tones Ariel Stokes Marcos Severino Ronie Bichalo Theo Oribhabor Wardemar Adorno Jovanie Voltaire Dennis Membah Mitchka Herard Guerlandy Laguerre Darialys Marrero Patricia Martinez Paola Guerrero Jaida Jefferson Christopher Pena Emmanuel Reyes Michael Abreu Bonnie Cheng Alison Smith Kevin Walsh Thomas Shouler

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VERTICAL FARM

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