Spring 2013 Design Portfolio
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DESCRIPTIONThis is my 2nd semester portfolio at University at Buffalo. This portfolio is combined with fall 2012 portfolio as our University requested.
ARC 101, Fall 2012Faculty: Beth Tauke, Chris Romano, Matthew HumeTeaching Assistant: Tim Ung
ARC 102, Spring 2013Faculty: Georg Rafailidis, Jennifer Oakley, Matthew HumeTeaching Assistant: Chris Ortloff
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FALL 2012 SPAGHETTI STRUCTURE
DOCUMENTATION OF MARINE A(PART 1)
DOCUMENTATION OF MARINE A(PART 2)
MOVEMENT AND STORAGE
RESIDENCE FOR JIM (PART 1)
RESIDENCE FOR JIM (PART 2)
SURVEY OF SPACE
POSITIVE-NEGATIVE INVERSION OF SPACE
SPACE AND STRUCTURE
S.M.A. SAYAMUniversity at BuffaloUB School of Architecture and Planning
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Our goal of this project is to manipulate linear matarials to discover their structuralpotential.Investigate stereotomatic and tectonic construction methods for this project. We started making a hydrocal egg and developing a spaghetti structure at least 16 tall to hold the egg on the top where at least 5 point on the tectonic structure must touch the egg. We also explore the relationship between structure and object. The structure is self supported.
fAriel view of the model
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DOCUMENTATION OF MARINE A (PART 1)
In architecture, the ability to survey an existing object or place is imperative. Geometry, composition and proportions greatly affect any design investigation.We started our project with documentaing an existing building Mairine A (one f thebuffalos historical grain elevators) within silo city. We employ various documentation techniques including historical reasearch. photography and on-site measuring in or-der to complete this project. Every student was assigned a specific area to document among Marine A grain elevator by the faculty.
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DOCUMENTATION OF MARINE A (PART 2)
In arhitecture, the ability to survey an existing object or place is imperative. In order to fully understand of the object or an existing condition one must gain a throughundertading of the geometry, composition and proportions which govern theseconditions. We started making tonal drawing of our specific elevation, section and plan. After that we combine all plan, sections and elevations as a group by using Photoshop. We develop our skills on how to work together and get everything done on time.
Plan Section a Section b
Elevation bElevation a
Elevation c Elevation d
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MOVEMENT AND STORAGE
Grain elevators are the ideal structure for the storage and movement of grain. Thebuffalo grain elevators were designed to increase the speed with which grain could be transferred from boat to barge. The goal of this project is to draw a section oblique of whole Marine A elevator and draw a diagram about movement of grain and peoplethrough whole Marine A with site context. We made our research and analysis of the grain movement and people. then we draw a diagram of it by using Illustrator.
Illustrator diagram of the movement of grain and people throughout the Marine A grain elevator
Section oblique of the riverside elevation of Marine A elevator
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RESIDENCE FOR JIM(PART 1)Our final project is about to create a living/working space for Jim Watkins who lives a simple life. He shares his living space with his dog named champ, in the Marine A. I n Part 1 we focused on Jime postural needs(lying, sitting and standing) and Jims stor-ages needs. From the beginning of the project i started thinking about the human curve that Jim creates everytime when he is lying, sitting or standing position. I try to utilize that human curve to create his postural needs by cheap board.
Sitting positionStanding positionLying position
Section obliqueFigure ground drawing
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RESIDENCE FOR JIM(PART 2)
Second part of this project is about to create a living environment for Jim in our specific area of the Marine A that we are assigned in our previous project. My idea is to create a living environment for jim by manipulating light and shadow through the silo. I break-down my storage material(5 cars) in a small part. I organize the glass door on top of the silo, So the sunlight will reflect and refract into the silo. And will create a light composi-tion inside. By using all the tires and wire components i create a platform in the middle of the silo where i placed my sitting poture. As i want jim to sit here and watch the outside and take fresh air. After that all 5 cars create another platform for lying posture. I want to give jim a wonderful environment where he will lay down and watch thecomposition of light and shadow on top of the silo and sleep tight.
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In our media class, we learn how to draw different types of drawing. We learn how to sketch, How to draw axonometric, Isometric, and section oblique. We also learn how to create different pattern by using latter.
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Our project goal is to find a space where we will feel comfortable or the space gives us somekind of feelings. The space should have strong characteristic like brightness, proportion, materiality, smell, acoustic, temperature, humidity, air movement, symbol-ism, publicness, privateness, view connections and many more. It doesnt matter the space is designed by an architect or not. The space should be in Buffalo and should have easy excess. We should be able to experience that space everyday in our life. The space shouldnt exceed a volume of 20ftx20ftx20ft and shouldnt smaller than approx. 12ftx12ftx12ft. We need to describe our perticular experience of that space by an word. We have to document that space and analyze how the space achieved this strong im-pression on us.
I started my project with different pictures that i took on Downtown Buffalo. I define all those space by different word and describe my first feelings about that space. After all that i choose one picture which i defined Invitation.
This is a visitor entrance for Buffalo convention center. Every time I pass by this space it gives me the feelings of attraction. It offers me a suggestion to visit this space. Doors always provide invitation. But the way they subtract or curve away that part creates spatial tension between path and the space. It provides encouragement to the viewers to explore the space. It creates a visual relationship between viewers eye and the space.
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SURVEY OF SPACE
Architecture is a graphic language. Drawing of buildings serve numerous perposes in architecture. The objective of this task is translating and abstracting the space you choose in previous project into the graphic language of architecture. We started using autocad software to draw plan, elevation and section of our space. We took the measurements carefully.
Axonometric viewPicture of the mold pieces
Plan, Elevation and Section
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POSITIVE-NEGATIVE INVERSION OF SPACEWe started this phase with making mass model out of foam which represents the basic, overall volume of our space. We use hot-wire foam cutter to make a very clean edge model. We are also introduced to the process of casting. We cast our mass model. We learn how to make cottle board. We also learn how to work with plaster gauze. We learn how to work with foam cutter, mass modeling, spatial thinking andpositive-negative inversion.After casting the foam model, I got 4 different mould pieces. I draw a one-point perspec-tive view of my mould pieces. I took individual picture of my foam model and 4 individual mould pieces.
Foam model picture
One point perspective view mold pieces
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In this phase we started combining our mould pieces to create a house. Considering each of this mould pieces as a room or a space-entailing volumes, we started desiging our house. We also recieved a site which is the base board(20x20) of our cottle board create a slope of 25 degree.My idea is to create invitation in my house. As the space that i choose earier has a long stairscase on it, I decided to take inpiration from it and I create a long staircase from the street to the house. A 46 ft long sloppy staircase will automatically draw viewersattention. As you pass by the entrance you will see half concrete-half glass floor, from where you can seeExcellency a metalic sculpture. Which is the best piece of mine.You can not see the full view of that sculpture. If you want see it, You have to come inside. I am not forcing spectators to go inside of this building but teasing them to create a feeling of curiosity in their mind. And this is what my invitation to the spectators. All the openings are inspired from the foam model.
Pictures of the final combination of my mould piecesSections of my house
Plan of my house
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Axonomatric space diagram
Interior picture of final modelPerspective view of workplaceSite plan
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Picture of final model in outside Render of inal model