RISD Architecture: Urban Design

  • RISD Architecture: Urban Design
    RISD Architecture 15'
  • Mapping Boston
     
    Without utilizing all of our sensory capacity, one cannot effectively
    explore and analyze a system. Each sense, unique to its own, allows for
    us to experience a moment of clarity. While exploring Boston’s Seaford
    area, we allowed ourselves to become harmonious with our senses and
    allowed them to guide and impact our experience. Being attentive to
    smell, sight, sound, and touch provided us with the ability to truly be
    attentive to the surrounding area.
  • Map of Boston's Seaport District Illustrating Building Height and Density
    Watercolor
    24 x 36
  • Map of Boston's Seaport District Illustrating Building Height and Density in Elevation
    Watercolor
    12 x 36
  • Map of Boston's Seaport District Illustrating the Scent of the Ocean
    Watercolor
    17 x 11
  • Map of Boston's Seaport District Illustrating Heat
    Watercolor
    17 x 11
  • Map of Boston's Seaport District Illustrating Materiality
    Watercolor
    17 x 11
  • Convergence  
     
    Through connecting plains, we can connect people.
    Connecting people, integrates systems. Integrating
    the public into a public space creates convergence.
     
    Overlapping groups of people allows for an increased interaction at a site.
    It can become a public space, traversed by the local people.
    At the same time, it can shelter its residents with privacy.
     
    Sunlight allows for these interactions to take place.
     
    Optimizing this space by public use, short term use, and longer term
    stays, creates a unique system for interaction and connection.
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    Illustration Board
     
  • Accessability Section
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    Chipboard
     
  • Room Aggregation
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    Illustration Board
  • Continuity
     
    Creating different points of access and egress allow for optimal flow of movement.
    By creating a space around an axial point, a system can fluidly revolve around it.
    Connected plains that allow for increased interaction with the site. It can become
    a public space, traversed by the local people, or it can shelter its residents and allow for a moment of privacy. Creating multiple access points creates a hierarchy for residents. Optimizing this space by public use, short term use, and long term stays, creates a unique system for interaction and connection.
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    Chipboard 
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    Illustration Board
  • Unit Aggregation
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  • Unit Aggregation
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  • Unit Aggregation
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  • Catch & Release
     
    The act of capturing is paired with that of emitting. It helps to create
    a self-sustaining system that can be utilized on an extensive scale.
    By creating a building that responds to the sun’s patch, one can
    effectively harness its product. Emitting it, strategically through
    a system of angled vents, allows for efficient plant growth.
     
    Rainfall can be captured, filtered, stored, and utilized to nourish these
    plants, as well as satisfy the residing peoples. This sustainability creates
    a threshold between residents, as well as an optimal public space.
  • Concept Model
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    Corrugated Cardboard
  • Concept Model
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    Corrugated Cardboard
  • Concept Model
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    Corrugated Cardboard
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    Illustration Board
  • Rendering
    Watercolor
    8 x 11
  • Rendering
    Watercolor
    8 x 11
  • Aggregation Concept Model
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    Illustration Board
  • Aggregation Concept Model
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    Illustration Board
  • Unit Lighting Model
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    Chipboard
  • Unit Lighting Model
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    Chipboard
  • Preliminary Unit Plan
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  • Direct Light Rendering
    Watercolor
    14 x 14
  • Direct Light Rendering
    Watercolor
    14 x 14
  • Storefront
     
    Line of sight creates a juxtaposition between revealing and concealing.  Through pattern and symetry I was able to create a space that combated the density of the city, allowing visibility from multiple viewpoints.    
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    Corrugated Cardboard
  • Front Elevation Rendering
    Watercolor
    24 x 36
  • Rendering
    Watercolor
    8 x 11
  • Construction Detail
    Watercolor
    8 x 11
  • Tessellation Pattern
    Watercolor
    6 x 6
  • Tessellation Pattern
    Watercolor
    6 x 6
  • Tessellation Pattern
    Watercolor
    6 x 6
  • Tessellation Pattern
    Chipboard & Acetate
    6 x 6
  • Tessellation Pattern
    Chipboard & Acetate
    6 x 6
  • Tessellation Pattern
    Chipboard & Acetate
    6 x 6
  • Tessellation Patterns
    Pen & Ink