yomna a. dabat portfolio
Table of Contents Design Stockholm Concert Hall Detroit Modular Housing Pop Up Galleries//Digital Tunnels Williamsburg Housing Unified Hex Reading Pod POPS Organized Chaos Flux Catalog Luna & Luna II
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Stockholm Concert HALL
site location: Stockholm, Sweden function: Concert Hall A design derived through investigations of paper models. Our site posed specific environmental conditions that influenced our design objectives and form. These conditions include a lack of sunlight throughout the year, with majority of the sunlight channeling in from the south in between two cliffs. This lack of sunlight drove the form of the building to angle and open up towards the sunlight in a concave, shell-like manner. The site is an island accessible from Stockholm main through ferry boats. For this reason, the building is pushed into the water and treated as an island in itself; emphasizing the design as object. The building itself is accessible through docks, similar to the ferry docks. The main entrance is lifted up, inviting visitors inside. Stockholm Concert Hall features an outdoor seating area which, during high-tide, is flooded; similar to a sea shore. The facade of the building employs a system of exposed ribs that intend to reflect light in and off the building; in attempts to further illuminate the site.
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Detroit MODULAR Housing
A housing project configured of 2 standardized modular units. In order to create modules that are as adaptable and flexible as possible, these 2 module types can be arranged in various ways depending on the needs of an inhabitant. These module types are all the same dimensions (24' X 12'), further enhancing their flexible nature. Module 2 serves as a fully "shared" space whereas module 1 is semi-shared.
The block selected to conduct massing studies is located in Mexican Town in Detroit. What is unique about Detroit compared to a city like NYC is the hospitable nature of its inhabitants. There is a large sense of community and urge to get together, communicate, and be social. The people of Detroit seek opportunities to come together in a social environment; hence: DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY
Three conditions are approached in this project: infill, commercial, and open lot. In response to these conditions, various module configurations are proposed (A, B, and C).
The block selected to conduct massing studies is located in Mexican in Detroit. There is a large In order to create modules that are Town as adaptablesense and flexible possible, I and urge to get together, of as community came up with 2 module types that can communicate, and be social. The people of Detroit be arranged in various ways depending on the needs an inhabitant. These to come together in a social seekof opportunities module types are all the same dimenenvironment; hence: sions (24X12"), further enhancing theirDETROIT VS. EVERYBODY
flexible nature. Module 2 serves as a fully "shared" space whereas module 1 is semi-shared.
Module Type 1 Features: -bathroom -bedroom -Staircase -can be connected along staircase
Module Type 2 Features: -main entrance -kitchen -living room -can be connected on long edge
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POP UP Galleries // Digital Tunnels VIEW 3 FINAL.pdf 1 4/24/2018 11:00:15 PM
Temporary structures that function as pop up galleries/ digital tunnels, displaying digital artwork as a preface to the entrance of the Brooklyn Museum. This proposal comes as a response to the push for digital media and an era of digital/social media. Visitors of the Brooklyn Museum are funneled through these tunnels as they are on their journey to enter the Brooklyn Museum; bombarded with digital artwork and digital stimulation. This functions in conjunction to the Brooklyn's Museum's push towards more current/local art and community programs.
The structures are modeled after centipedes and respond to the proportions of a human body, i.e. the viewing platforms and exterior seating. Each structure is divided into 8 modules which each consist of a viewing platform in which viewers are able to view artwork reclined against the wall as opposed to a traditional perpendicular way of viewing artwork; further maximizing the surface area for art display.
A housing-project developed through investigation of standardized units acting as a collective. The main objective for this design is to achieve a secluded-community within a city. The project began with 100 paper models fold into and collapse into one-anther. These were imagined as apartment units that are connected. Connections serve as fusions of one apartment to the next, or outdoor connections such as balconies and walkways. This housing project consists of studio units, 1-BR, 2-BR, and 3-BR. These units are arranged as a row of 4 units which are then aggregated throughout the site and rotated and connected vertically to create multiple layers.
Extrusions based off of the original pattern were made to create this volumetric block. Block is to be considered initial block of row housing.
Changes to the inital block of hosuing were made based off of a 5 foot modular. these changes were made to vertical planes to assist in creating provate/semi-private spaces depending on the heights of the planes (5’, 10’, 15’).
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site location: battery park, Manhattan, NYC function: elementary school; grades 1-5 A design derived through investigations of a voronoi pattern. The aim is to achieve a fortress-like building which functions as an elementary school through the use of brutalist concept; specifically the unity of various forms into one cohesive form. The main idea is to create oppurtunities for classrooms to extend beyond the confines of the indoors and into the outdoors (batter park). 1st floor classrooms have direct access to the outdoors allowing for an extension of the school cirriculum into the outdoors (e.g. gardening classes). This is also the case on the 2nd floor which features a terrace which overlooks the waterfront. Classrooms are arranged in a row to create a sense of anticipation when a student moves to a mor specialised program (art class for example).
selected voronoi pattern
This pattern was selected for its concentration of wide-open hexagons arranged in a row-like manner, allowing for a clear visualization of classrooms in a row.(highlighted in red dashed) furthermore, this pattern has a balance of wide hexagons and narrow hexagons; benefial for various programmatic functions.
Reading Pod POPS
A studio project that began with an exploration of Escher tessellations. An original tessellation was then designed. Various models were made based on cuts and extrusions using tension as a means to connect extrusion points. These connections were further studies with a site and program in mind; A program based on public reading spaced, event spaces and a book collection unit. A proposal for a series of reading pods oscillating underground and above ground resulted.
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site location: 300 Mercer, Manhattan, NYC function: reading installation servicing privately operated public space (POPS) The purpose for this installation is to act as a public reading zone for people of all ages, functioning in a privately owned plaza; thus activating the space in a way that benefits the surrounding community. The space consists of tent-like structures above-grade and steps (seating) below grade. Visors are able to read on the steps or below a tent for shade. Specific tents serve as book drop-offs where the public is able to donate their books for other members to pick up and read. Once a visitor selects their book from the drop-off zone, they are able to select a place to sit and read. Further more, there are areas in which tent spaces overlap with one another, thus creating larger zones which can function as group reading zones and workshop zones.
Organized Chaos began as a liquid-based experiment consisting of milk, food colouring, and dish soap. A photo-shopped image was then developed from a video still of the experiment. Shapes based off of the image were formed into 3D forms, creating a final 3D model. The image to the right demonstrates a model that evokes the dynamic and sporadic nature of the experiment.
A collection of forms based off of shapes explored in Organized Chaos. These forms are developed by means of a variation of deformations. Forms are arranged as a catalog in order to convey a cohesive relationship throughout. The catalog further explores formal relationships between each shape present.
A project based off of the parts of a gundam toy, I chose to explore the arm of the gundam model. This arm was modeled and rendered into an animation which focuses on showing all the components of the arm through a series of explosions, as well as the arm's movement and internal features highlighted through wire-frame. The movement in the video is inspired by synchronized swimming. The animation is shared as a split screen with a synchronized swimming clip. Clip can be viewed via link: https://vimeo.com/159902840
Iâ€™ve been waiting all night to hear from you... ...why didnâ€™t you call?
A continuation of the prior project. Parts from the arm of the gundam toy were re-arranged and mutated to create a hybrid form. This form was arrayed in a wing-like pattern. The final image attempts to evoke a calm, night-time state with soft spot lights that highlight the array.
CAZA North Cinemas
Location: Manila, Philippines Status: Under Construction Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino, Ignacio Revenga, Yomna Dabat "We have designed three new cinemas as urban spaces that foster collectivity in our highly-mediated environment. The internet is said to have so many connections that it has no inside. Our cinemas materialize a world of manifold forms and colors that represent an interiority that is beyond our immediate grasp. The act of movie-going is a collective one that promises an opening of ourselves to other worlds. The floors, walls, and ceiling of each of these cinemas visualize different possible kinds of networks: nets, webs, grids and planes fold open the limits of an interior space to suggest passages to unknown regions of our imagination. Depending on specific environmental conditions such as lighting and occupation, the nature of the surface, the perceptibility of the space and the sensation of the crowd changes emphasizing the critical but fragile relation between space and collectivity in the post-digital city." -CAZA
CAZA Ocean Center
Location: Baler, Philippines Status: Design Development Phase Project Team: Carloz Arnaiz, Jun Deng, Alden Ching, Yomna Dabat, Gabriel Schmid, Patricia Tan, Sehyun Lee "Coastal Architecture in the age of climate change has become an increasingly precarious proposition. The Ocean Center project is designed to anticipate massive change: both ground and structure modulate natural systems enabling them to flow through in a measured and calculated way. The effect is that these natural forces activate architectural space at varying material intensities replacing the usual modernist paradigm of autonomous occupation with a feedback model relating human activity to environmental conditions. Markets, local shops, an oceanographic museum, apartments, a convention center and playfields are held together as disparate parts with multiple orientations that create the feeling of being within a micro-village with no outside but instead with a profusion of fractional insides that connect us to other places extending the loop of natureâ€™s deep connectivity." -CAZA
These two collages began as a statement on contemporary fads and commodities; ie. The disposable and transient aspects of life. These disposable things include social media, fashion fads, glorified celebrity culture and material items. These things are worshiped regardless of their transient nature. The collages demonstrate a pyramid structure that intends to house the disposable as a place of worship.
A series of collages that began as an exploration of the movement pattern resulting from buttoning up and down a dress-shirt. This pattern was then expressed as a physical model made with wooden dowels. This model was used to express a story-line through a series of collages. The series begins with a boy building the model; capturing visuals of what he imagines the model to be. The second of the series demonstrates the model as a space-craft, flying through a space snow scene. The series concludes with a scene in which the space-craft lands and serves as a pavilion, sheltering children from the sun as they play in the outdoors.
GEHRY & PARAMETRICISMS Hegemony Joselit, David “After Art” IAC Building, Frank Gehry PARAMETRICISMS HEGEMONY; consider parametric design as a design language in itself as opposed to a tool used for a means to an end. Hegemony suggests unification and cohesiveness which could be used to refer to the fritted glass of Gehry’s IAC Building, wrapped onto the parametric patterning of the buildings structure. The reading describes parametricism as generating objects from fields. This could be considered in terms of a collage, folding, or a blob. A collage multiplies and distorts figure and ground, whereas folding is a disruption in a continuous field. The blob acts as a surface undergoing intensification, relaxation, stickiness, smoothness, singularity, multiplicity. That is, it is a continuous field, subjected to juxtaposing conditions. With these conditions in mind, how can we consider the parametricism of the IAC building? From my interpretation of the reading, the IAC building can be considering as a “differential field”, specifically when considering its gridded facade. That is, a field undergoing gradations of intensification. In this case I will consider the field to be the grid of the facade. Graditations occur with the gradient of the frit, and the varying levels of opacity throughout the grid pattern. Intensification occurs when the varying levels of opacity within the grid interact with the diagonal curvature/lines of the building. These relationships are what I wanted to highlight in my drawing. These relationships are able -CAZA to achieve somewhat of an optical illusion, especially when the building is viewed at night with the lights on. Figure/ ground is distorted (collage), there is a disruption in a continuous field with the curvature of the buildings diagonal lines (fold), and there are moments of juxtaposing conditions (blob). It seems like the IAC building embodies all of the conditions of parametricism mentioned earlier.
A series of geometric abstractions influenced by religious Iconography. Acrylic paint on wooden panels.