Through an abstract investigation of the existing site conditions, the project develops an evolving and dichotomous internal relationship. The circulation on the front facade presents a vertical continuation of the street condition, whereas the staircase within the fold creates a direct connection to the meeting hall. The main features of the circulation puts on a performance, visual and productive, that can be seen from the street and from within the fold of the metal mesh.
collaboration with Justin Wadge and Maria Stancui
Professor Donna Cupkova
This thesis explored how architecture can play a role in water collection, storage, and usage in an urban setting of Los Angeles. The water consumption of agricultural industries in California can not be sustained for future generations, and new methods must be explored.
Thesis Advisors Jenny Sabin and Jeremy Foster
Model of a structure designed by Moneo Brock Studio in Cuenca, Spain. El Bosque de Acero is a pavilion made up of 23 pentagonal modules, with each module composed of four steel columns that evoke branches from a tree. Model is fabricated with brass pieces connected by soldering, and a wood base that was CNC milled.
collaboration with Joshua Carrelo-Mendez
Professor Mark Cruvellier
Crescent Market is a housing proposal that supports the duality of both wet and dry markets in the developing city of Ca Mau, located in the Mekong River Delta. A main feature of the proposal is how it performs during times of high flood. When the waterfront becomes flooded, the markets and selling of goods can still take place at the various stepped ramps along the crescent that allow access to the boardwalk. These ramps contain two main functions: integral part of the circulation between the street and waterfront and acts as a secondary marketplace during times of high flood.
Professors Lily Chi & Jeremy Foster
Lost House Last House
Given the prompt to visualize the first house that you lived in, Lost House Last House was an exploration on light and how it can distort and manipulate tactile objects. These distortions became the main influencer behind the development of physical form and space, with the culmination of these findings being portrayed in a twisting "hallway" enclosed and hidden by obscure rooms.
Professor John Zissovici
Transforming the organic muscle tissues of the body into geometric figures, a pattern was able to be extracted and applied to a body armor for the leg. This body armor is site specific by connecting to the structural column of a spiral staircase. There is also a metaphorical connection between the column holding up the various steps, and the leg supporting the body.