YELISA GRULLON ARCHITECTURE PORFOLIO 2006-2012
YELISA GRULLON 552 West 141st Street Apt. 5D New York, NY 10031 Cell: 646 671 4893 email@example.com
EDUCATION Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY Bachelor of Architecture
Aug. 2006 – June 2012
Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx, NY
Aug. 2005 - May 2006
High School of Fashion Industries, New York, NY High School Diploma; Fashion Design
Sept. 2001 – June 2005
AWARDS/RECOGNITION Recipient of Alumni Association Class Funds Award (Architecture Alumni Group) Interviewed by CUNY TV: Study With the Best for participation in Solar Decathlon Work/projects selected for Archives/City Works multiple times Awarded for the Best Comprehensive Design Project for Professor Caleb Crawford’s studio
November 2011 Summer 2011 2007, 2008, 2010,2012 June 2012
EXPERIENCE Solar Decathlon 2011, Head Team Member for the Landscape, City College Coordinated “Designing and Detailing Landscape for the Solar Roofpod” Spring 2011 class with Prof. Holly Kallman Directed the “Steel Fabrication” Spring 2011 class with Prof. Doug Fanning Managed “Designing and Detailing Landscape for the Solar Roofpod” Fall 2010 class with Prof. Lee Weintraub Organized the construction of the Landscape by making construction schedules with Prof. Christian Volkmann
Feb. 2010 - Oct. 2011
Model Shop, Teaching Assistant .City College Operated laser cutter machine and maintain the wood shop for everything to be working properly.
Feb. 2010 – May 2010
ACE Mentor Program, Student, New York, NY Worked with professional architects on teams’ projects and went on site trips.
Oct. 2004 - May 2005
SCA - School Construction Authority, Intern, Long Island City, NY Operated laser cutter machine and maintained the wood shop.
June 2005 - Aug. 2005
WORK EXPERIENCE Home Depot, Bookkeeper, Kitchen & Bath Designer and currently Appliances Specialist, Bronx, NY Specify appropriate appliances to customers and meet sales quotas. Designed kitchen and bathroom through 20-20 program for customers. Knowledgeable of cabinet construction and countertops. Organized the store’s reports, finances and took good care of the associates.
Feb. 2008- Present
Drawing Management Inc., Office Assistant, New York, NY Scanned drawings, files or anything in paper form and converted to database files.
Aug. 2005- Aug. 2006
Proficient with AutoCAD/Architecture, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, Revit, Rhino, Microsoft Word, Excel, 3D Max Fluent in Spanish References Available Upon Request
-FREI OTTO “FREI OTTO COMPLETE WORKS”
TABLE OF CONTENTS ARCHITECTURE STUDIO CURRENTLY - FALL 2011 - PROF. CRAWFORD Thesis- Pier’s 26 Fashion Center FALL 2011 - SUMMER 2010 - PROF. VOLKMANN, PROF. WEINTRAUB, PROF. KALLMAN, DOUG FANNING Solar Decathlon 2011: Landscape SPRING 2010 –PROF. FOYO: Urban Middle School (CityWorks) FALL 2009 – PROF. ROSA: Harlem Housing Roof Pavilion SPRING 2008 – PROF.HOCEK: Brooklyn Waterfront Theater (CityWorks) Case Study: Andrea Palladio, Teatro Olimpico (Archives) FALL 2007 – PROF.FURGIUELE Intervention to J.P. Morgan Library Diagrammatic Drawing and Model SPRING 2007 – PROF. DI ORONZO Weather Station Spatial Sequence (Archives) Case Study: Richard Neutra, Von Sternberg House FALL 2006 – PROF. DI ORONZO Place Path Threshold
OTHER Pastel Drawings Pencil and Marker Renderings
The concept of fashion is all around us. The term is use closely with the garment construction. But, as we live Art, as we live Architecture, we also live Fashion. Fashion is the new trend, what is in or out. The way we dress, eat, shop, new technology and building sustainable structure is fashion. Yes, there is trend that we all follow subconsciously. There is no such thing as not being Fashionable, you wearing what you wear or doing what you do or buying that thing that you think is so cool or thinking of new ways to be green is in because is being done by you at the moment. Fashion represent change over the years for what that environment,resources,culture and social context is giving us. How people dress in New York is not the same as in London just as in Chinese Architecture is not the same as in North America. It keep us update with what is around us. A Fashion Center for all different type of designers will educated the world of the new trend and how our future will involve. It will have a flexible changeable shell that represent the trend of the time.
WHY A FASHION CENTER?
There will be two type of buildings, the Convectional building and the Tent. The Convectional building hosts the restaurant, offices, workshop/studio and gallery spaces. The Tent building is temporary as it has an accordian structure that opens up when in use and closes up when is not in need making more open space on the pier. The Tent hosts the multi-purpose room, showrooms, mini-cafe and back of the house.
1/16â€? scale final model
3/8” scale final detail model
1/4” scale interior study models
1/64” scale fabric evelope study model
1/16” scale study models
program analysis HOSTING THE FASHION WEEK The semi-annual New York Fashion Week, branded Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2009, is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world (along with those in Paris, London, and Milan).The first New York Fashion Week was the worldâ€™s first organized fashion week. Held in 1943, the event was designed to attract attention away from French fashion during World War II, when fashion industry insiders were unable to travel to Paris to see French fashion shows. Fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had previously neglected their innovations. In 1994, the event was moved to its current site in Bryant Park, where it is held inside a series of large white tents in the almost-block-long park. Due to increasing pressure from Bryant Park management, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be hosted in Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for the first time starting in September 2010. -Because of the recession affecting most of the world, designers were stepping outside of the box for fall 2009. In previous years, fashion houses would be expecting costs up to $750,000 to produce a quality runway show. Beginning in February 2009, many designers opted out of their usual Bryant Park tent fashion shows because of the current economy and held smaller presentations.
fashion vs architecture
site analysis YING (SPARSE)
WINTER’S WINDS SUMMER’S WINDS SPRING’S WINDS FALL’S WINDS
FIGURE GROUND STUDY
WIND ANALYSIS PIER 26 WAS JUST RECONSTRUCTED. IT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE HUDSON RIVER PARK’S NEW PROPOSAL. COMPARED TO PIER 25 (WHICH IS WHERE I WAS STANDING) IT IS SHORTER AND BECAUSE OF THIS YOU CAN GET A FRONTAL VIEW OF IT. THE MATERIALS USED FOR THE FOUNDATION ARE BIG TIMBER WOOD COLUMNS HELD BY A CONCRETE BLOCK THAT IS WITHIN THE WATER. TO KEEP THE COLUMNS RIGID, THERE IS WOOD RUNNING HORIZONTALLY FROM COLUMN TO COLUMN ATTACHED WITH ENORMOUS BOLTS. THERE IS METAL RAILING ALL AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE SITE. ON THE PERIMETER YOU WILL ALSO FIND A COUPLE OF METAL STRUCTURES WHERE THE SHIPS’ ROPES GET TIED TO.
overlay of site analysis
precedent analysis Vakkoâ€™s fc&pmc - plans & programatic distribution
ypt- short sections, short elvation and detail
bryant park & lincoln center fashion week fashion week at bryant park Location: New York, New York Area: 70,000 SQ FT Types of Events Spaces: The Grand Entrance Tent The Tent The biggest event space for bigger names Black Space with central/u shape runaway 13,500 sqft and seats 714-918 people Rent for $39,500 The Promenade/ The Pavilion Medium size event space Its a ďŹ‚exible Black Box 13,500 sqft and seat 430-880 people Rent for $36,000 The Salons/The Studio For smaller newer designers White Space, intimitate feel 7,590 sqft and seats 430 people Rent for $26,000 The Ateler (existed before 2002) Smallest event space 5,000 sqft and seats 260 people Rent for $14,000 Fashion Week been host in Bryant Park for 17 years. The tents goes up within a week.
fashion week at Lincoln center (new Home 2011) Fashion Week is organized with IMG Fashion. IMG Fashion worked together with Lincoln Center and City Hall to make Lincoln Center the new home for Fashion Week. Unlike Bryant Park, Lincoln Center has a fourth venue where designers can have press conference and presentations. In addition, designers can used the theaters that are in Lincoln Center already. Location: New York, New York Area: 87,000
hvac dwg & structure
Coordinated the Dunnage Garden (landscape) part of the Solar Roof Pod for Solar Decathlon 2011. Team New York proposed the Solar Roof pod. The Solar Roof pod has three separate layers that can function separately as well as together. The three layers, from top to bottom, are the trellis, the pod and the dunnage garden. The Dunnage Garden is a modular green roof pad that retrofits on top of any existing roof . The dunnage garden floats on the existing roof without disrupting the existing structure. The modular pieces can be transported up through an elevator. The green roof works as an insulation, reducing sound which is good for residential housing, lowering urban air temperature, combating heat island effect and reducing carbon emission. The Dunnage Garden collects storm water on the roof. The storm water goes down through the mechanical room to open water tanks and from there feeds the garden through an irrigation system. The green roof provides biodiversity, where animals can eat as they are migrating. It will also provide the habitant with edible plants. The NYC building code states that only 20% of combustible material can be on the building rooftop. Therefore, the modules were made out of light gauge steel (excluding the ramp). The 20% of combustible material would be the planter boxes. Students built the railing post for the ramp and porches.
THE SOLAR ROOF POD @ WASHINGTON DC
THE SOLAR ROOF POD @ CITY COLLEGE
CEDAR WOOD 2 2 2
35 HARDSAPE/SOFTSCAPE MODULES
18 RAMP MODULES 1
4 PORCH MODULES N 0
TOTAL: 57 MODULES
DIFFERENT TYPE OF MODULES THAT CAN BE CUSTOMIZE AS THE USER WANTS IT
south porch SOUTH PORCH
133 2 1/2
2X4 WOOD HANDRAIL, 1 34" SQ. HANDRAIL POST, 1 8" STAINLESS STEEL CABLE
2X6 WOOD DECKING
2X6 WOOD FRAMING
2 12" STEEL PIPE
11 81 3/4 16
STRUCTURAL/SURFACE PLAN 13
10 7.5" 00"
10 1/4" 5"
WEST-EAST SECTION 9 7
2 1/2 4
81 3/4 16
10 3/4 16
SOUTH PORCH LOOKING WEST
SOUTH PORCH LOOKING EAST
10 1/4" 5"
ramp’s steel post for railings B
W FLANGE: W12X30, W12X22, W6X9 C-JOIST MODULE: C-JOIST 1 58"X6", STRUCTURAL TRACK 1 41"X6", ANGLE 2 21"X2 21" WOOD FRAMING 2"X6"
LVL GIRDER: 1 34"X11 14" PORCH STRUCTURE: W-FLANGE- W5X16, WOOD JOIST- 2"X6" PLANTER BOX: 2"X4"
TYPE 3 SCALE 1 1/2” = 1’
TYPE 2 SCALE 1 1/2” = 1’
Team New York Model team
MODEL SUBMITTED FOR COMPETITION
landscape mock up- winter 2011
First landscape mock-up - summer 2010
urban school an middle m
Programs: Classrooms, Cafeteria, Science Lab, Library , Art Room, Admistration and Office, Space, Lobby, Gym
The Urban Middle School has two arms (on the x and y axis) that connects the public school and Gatehouse. The third arm is vertical (on the z axis) and its what holds the classrooms. The arm that connects to the Public School is the green strip. The Green Strip brings in the public from Amsterdam Ave provinding a green area where people can play dominoes and chess or wait for the children to come out of school. The arm that connects the Gate House is the Blue Strip. The Blue Strip is a lake that educated the students what is the Gatehouse about and also about nature and the environment. The Yellow Strip is what holds the Classrooms. Giving the student a circular environment to interact and learn. It brings in the light for the student to play with it. The Yellow Strip ties the School, The Glass Box (Cafeteria), The Blue Strip and Green Strip together.
THE CLASSROOM TOWER WALL SECTION
INTERIOR REDERING- LIBRARY
INTERIOR REND.-CONN. BTW TOWER & SCHOOL
SUDY MODEL & SKETCHES
INTERIOR REND.-CLASSROOMS TOWER
INTERIOR REND.-ART ROOM
Site: 128th Street btw Convent Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY Corrently is a Parking Lot Programs: Retail Stores, Gym and Pool Area, Studio, Two Bedroom Apartmant, Three Bedroom Apartment, Lobby
The Harlem Housing brings in 125th Street by setting back and providing Retail Stores on the Convent Ave level. On the Amsterdam level there is a public Gym and Pool. The form of the building derived from the fabric and typographic slopes of the site. The building sets back making a public outdoor porch for the residences at each level. The Two and Three Bedroom Apartment are two floor each. The first floor has the semi-private programs like Living room, Kitchen and Bathroom. The second floor has the more private programs like the Bedrooms. The Lobby is two stories high. The North facade is a curtain wall with glass sliding door to access the porch. It provide the residence with the northern sunlight. The South facade is strip windows facing the existing buildings giving residences limited views. It protects the residences from the southern light. The strip windows is also on the East and West Facade.
SITE PLAN/ROOF PLAN
CONVENT AVE. LEVEL
AMSTERDAM AVE. LEVEL
WALL CONSTRUCTION DETAIL
Site: 420 Riverside Drive, New York, NY Programs: Open Space, Outdoor Space, Kitchen, Restrooms, Mechanical Room
The concept of the Roof Pavilion consists of the main box contracting (both in elvation and plan) to adapt to the roof space. The main space is the living room that is located at the center of the roof. The habitant can manipulate the living room space in any way they desire. In the summer time, the habitant can open the glass sliding doors from three sides to enjoy the outdoors. They can also go upstairs and lay back on the sloped green roof to look at the stars. A glass box in the Big Box is the vertical circulation. As the box contracts it creates the kitchen area, the restroom and the mechanical room. The Restroom roof is sloped for storm water collection and the water collected can be used to flush the toilet. The solar panels are on top of the mechanical room which provides the power for the pavilion. The pavilion is ADA. There is a connection from the elevator to the roof. A 1:12 slope ramp takes you to the outdoor space. There is also an outdoor area that is a level higher than the Pavilion itself. At this area, the habitant can take advantage of the views.
Glass Box -Vertical Ciculation
Restroomâ€™s Roof -Water Collection
Sliding doors of the Living Room-Open
Sliding doors of the Living Room-Close
brooklyn waterfront theater
Site: 26 Dock Street, Dumbo Brooklyn, NY On a Tabbaco Warehouse Programs: Admisnistration, Office, Lobby, Mechanical Room, Restaurant, Gallery Station, Theaters
The massing of the building plays an important role in the structure of the model. When the guests walk in the building they experience a theatrical moment because each level foretells what will be seen in the next floor, like in plays. The model contains four floors. In the first floor there is a BLACK BOX placed in the middle. In the black box dances, plays and pratices take place. The second floor becomes the back of the house where the admisnistrating offices are found, actors get dressed and etc. The third floor is the POSCEDIUM THEATER where dances, presentations, and fashion shows take place. There is also a two story gallery there. For which it connects to the fourth floor. The fourth floor is the THEATER OF THE ROUND. Acting, classes,sports, ping pong, checkers and other similiar activities take place. The roof contains the AMPHITHEATER where lectures and concerts take place.
Elements of the bridge is bought into the building by the massive grid structure that is exposed on the facade. This is incorporated by the thick square columns. The building is also, adjacent with the bridge and it is stepped backed from the sidewalk. The facade’s cutouts differ depending on the private and public space with in the building. On the southern-east and southern-west facade’s windows have a shading system. Right above those facades there are solar panels on the perimeter of the building’s roof. The northern-east and northern-west facade has a curtain wall to take more advatages of the view like it doesn’t have to worry on sun penetration. When looking upwards within each floor, there is a cut out that allow light into the rooms, in addition, giving guests a hint of the theater above. There is a staircase that wraps all around the building. The guests can travel through the stairs from floor to floor and they can take advadtage of the different views(the Brooklyn view, the city view, and the park and waterfront view) until they get to the top of the building and a view connects the guest to the bridge.
AMPHI THEATER G A L L E R Y
THEATER OF THE ROUND
POSCEDIUM THEATER BOH
Architect: Andrea Palladio Period: Italian Renaissance
Location: Vicenza (Northern Italy) Patron: Commissioned in 1580 - inaugurated March 3, 1584 Palladio used the vitruvian man as a measurement to construct the proportions of the Teatro Olimpico which was a tool utilized in classical period. He made a permanent back drop of the theater for the play Oedipus and the backdrop is a perspective of the city. The perspective points are placed on points of the vitruvian man. Concept: Half of the model is a replica of the Teatro Olimpico and the other half demonstrates how he incorporated the vitruvian man to the design. The divine golden section is used throughout the facade to portray hierarchy.
Site: 225 Madison Avenue New york, NY Programs: Reading Room, Map Room, Auditorium, Lobby, and Retail
The occupant participates in an event as it travels through generic forms. The site frames a space between the three historical buildings. The new building creates a oublic plaza by uniting architecture and landscape from the existing elements of the buildings. Spaces are defined by the surfaces that shape them. This leads to a close analysis on geometric figures within the existing buildings (the spaces within the new building are to become performative and specific within the context now). New forms are created from analysis and trapped into two surfaces to create landscape/public plaza above and below. Each form corresponds to a specific program.
SECOND FLOOR SOUTH ELEVATION PROGRAM
MAP ROOM CIRCULATION
RETAIL STORE AUDITORIUM OFFICES
PRELIMANARY FLOOR PLAN
WINDOW TO WINDOW ANALYSIS
diagramatic dwg & model
Words: Mutation, Stone, Ceiling, Chapel and number 7. Chapel: Has a connection between the real world and heaven. Ceiling: Seperates the real world and heaven. Real world is represented by a scald folding which resembles order and rule. Mutation: Mutates the ceiling into heaven. Stone: Took the formation of a stone, geological cycle, to show the layers of the ceiling mutating into air. Number 7: All measurements applied were in multiples of seven. The scald folding is in intervals of seven and there are seven levels.
Programs: Storage- The core of Weather Station Collection Room- Around the Storage Room Mechanical Room- The space behind the solar panels. Bathroom- The room under the stairs.
The model has a cantilever design, projecting the building into nature and minimizing the buildingâ€™s footprint. A strong architectural identity was achieved through the minimal impact on the landscape. The building is energy efficient due to its solar panels. Light can still come in and pass through the pattern of the solar panels. The design also creates an aesthetic look, making the building more appreciative.
FRONT ELEVATION FLOOR PLAN
SECTION B LEFT ELEVATION
Took aspect of the windows from the president study of Von Sternberg House and incorporated it into the model. The element of the window was to applied to the model but the windows were scaled to a bigger size, to the size of doors. Light going through the wall studs was solidified, creating a system that connects the solidified light from window to window. The solidified light create spaces between the connections of windows to windows. These spaces are different from how the unsolidified light is conceived.
von sternberg house
Architect: Richard Neutra Architectâ€™s Intentions: Neutra built the house to the likings of his client; director Josef Von Sternberg. Year it was built: 1935 Demolished: 1972
Program: Make a place where a person could only sit, stand and lay down. The compression and release concept is portrayed by presenting points within the model that are tight ( or constricted) and free (or loose). The center of the model shows compressed points where a person is forced to be in a standing position, then a sitting position, and then a laying down position. The outside of the model shows the free (or release) points where a person has the freedom to sit, stand and lay how they want to. On the top of the model the person has the freedom to sit, on the right side they have the freedom to lay down and on the left side they have the freedom to walk on the top of the model. The same sticks used in the model are used to create the compressed and free spaces.
The dense masses of SOLIDS go along a path of TRANSITION AND TRANSFORM into LIQUID. The masses of solids are tied to one another enabling them to support themselves above the ground.
When the compacted solids go through the path it begins to untie into individual modules. They loose their initial weight and are not heavy enough to support themselves above the ground; therefore they become more absorbent causing them to soak into the ground.
SECTION A-A B
I define THRESHOLD as a point of transition.
The model exhibits the transition, or threshold, of FRUITS MIXED WITH JUICE becoming a THICK SMOOTHIE. The substances that make up the pieces (fruits) are bound together and allow for the existence of negative space. The second stage shows the confined pieces, with the help of juices, beginning to break down and dispersing into the negative space. The third stage portrays the now broken down pieces, in a free compressed form.
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