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The Oregon Trail

Tower

This project is about the use of 3d windows within a space to create both depth, and a sense of collapsed space. The first study was that of imprinting the theater typology into the architecture, the second study was with the windows as an experiential devise. The openings within the project are produced by the void through planes. These coordinated views create lines of site that draw the eye through the project. These views are strategically placed around points of circulation to provide the experience of seeing people moving in and out of view.

Dancing and Performing Arts Center

Three programmatic elements which contain theaters and exhibition spaces intersect each other as complete volumetric prisms. The small theater intersects the large theater from the side; their overlap provides seating for additional audience members. Where the large theater intersects a stack of gallery spaces, the wall conditions are changed to encourage unique exhibitions. A series of curved and winding ramps carve through the programmatic volumes and open views for the public to catch glimpses of performances.

Toy Time Capsule

This project is a time capsule that holds a toy tree, crown, squishy ball, and dinosaur. Its faceted exterior is made to mimic the jewels of the encapsulated crown. The extruding surfaces are made in reference to the tree inside, branching out and stretching its roots. This project was designed for a zero-gravity environment and has no true surface it is intended to rest upon. 

Architecture Landscapism: Above Cloud Nine

Our studio was a speculative research studio based on Rem Koolhaas’ 1909 Theorem.  We were tasked to take his seminal works and extract from them to make our own structures.  From these new structures, we extracted again to make our own world.  In a future world where humans and animals harmoniously cohabitate, architecture is what drives the spacial interaction between the two.  Architectural landscapism is architecture that produces landscape-like effects.  It encapsulates the whole earth to form an artificial layer which acts as the new ground. 

 

Architecture Landscapism: Lair Upon Layer

                This was a speculative studio focused on using architecture to create landscape effects on a vast scale. Each student created his or her own city in which humans and animals live amongst each other. My city was designed from a series of extrusions, platforms, spheres, and pyramids to create light and lacy layers.

ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPISM

 

 

In[flux]-structure

Under laid by a flexible grid system, “In[flux]-structure” proposes a research landscape with fluctuating plot sizes and configurations. Infrastructural elements installed throughout reinforce the organizational strategy and underpin the flexible with varying levels of permanence. Despite its huge research + education potential, Waterman today is seen as a void in an otherwise dense urban area. Processes on site - both environmental and anthropocentric - go largely unseen and unappreciated.

The Place

The Place is a project that creates a sublime experience from exterior to interior. The project is a juxtaposition of carving with the exterior façade consisting of precise carving to bring in light while staying more of “shell” to conceal the interior. The grand stair pulls the visitor in. The interior is more chaotic with the West Wall being carved to create space. With program this is where more of the public spaces are. The East Wall is more of a Carving to reveal, as if it was always there, which provides the private part of the program.

Dancing and Performing Arts Center

My DPAC focuses on how the performers and the audience members interact with one another. The building is essentially broken into two pieces for the audience members and the performers. The performer section is limited to the greenroom, a stairwell, and rehearsal space, with access to the two main theaters. The audience members have a series of spaces that spiral around the center of the theater (performer’s space). While these two separate sections never cross, there are always views allowing the two groups to see what the other is doing.

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