Circadian Language, 120 Hours Design Competition, February 2014
I worked with two other architecture students (mariekatherine.weebly.com and mngrayarchitecture.weebly.com) to design this wooden pavilion for the international student competition, 120 Hours. Our design was a response to a prompt that called for a "meeting point and festival beacon" at the Oya Festival, a 5-day music festival in Oslo, Norway. Please read the further descriptions in our attached submission boards.
Copper House, Studio 2B
Following the Conceptual Dwelling study and the group redesign of Winter Street, I set out to design two versions of a row house consistent with my earlier idea of creating a separation between the interior and exterior through a mediating component. The copper facade is made up of panels that have the same proportions as bricks, which are the pervading material in the area. The panels are either perforated with differently spaced but equal holes to allow light through, cut into to allow views out, or textured to have bumps the same sizes as the perforations that allow privacy.
Winter Street Design, Studio 2B
An exercise in urban planning, this group project required my design team to a propose a redesign of the residential street that had been the location of our site the previous term. I worked with a partner to develop the greenways that wove through the site, a proposed urban intervention that connected the larger green spaces in the surrounding area. We went on to design row homes for each plot in the next individual project.
Conceptual Dwelling, Studio 2A
The underlying goal of this project was for it to respond to the physical and natural environment of the assigned West Philadelphia site. After analyzing precedents of various design elements that exist at different scales, I produced a construct that consisted of a shell surrounding a series of interconnected spaces. The exploration of this design solution allowed me to consider context and the proportions of spaces that work together.
Puzzle Box, Studio 1B
Clamps are interesting tools because they function simply through their form. The parts that they hold together must be proportional to their void spaces in order for the mechanisms to work. To create this puzzle box, I aggregated the clamp shape in such a way that it would perform differently for different materials within the overall composition, despite the shared behavior of the pieces on an individual level.