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University Island
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University Island

Drawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wanderingDrawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wanderingDrawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wanderingDrawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wandering

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Perspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoonPerspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoonPerspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoonPerspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoon
Plan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UIPlan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UIPlan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UIPlan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UI
Collage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towersCollage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towersCollage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towersCollage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towers
Perspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscapePerspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscapePerspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscapePerspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscape
Collage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoonCollage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoonCollage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoonCollage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoon
Nighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each otherNighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each otherNighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each otherNighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each other
Combined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spacesCombined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spacesCombined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spacesCombined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spaces
Animated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towersAnimated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towersAnimated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towersAnimated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towers

OTHER PROJECTS

University Island is a swirling shapeshifter, in both the landscape and the architecture, that offers it’s undefined field of opportunities to the students and anticipates that each will discover and produce their own individual relationship with the island and their education.
Coney Island will remain a MUTANT appendage at the farthest shore of New York City. Coney is an agglomeration of all of its histories and should continue to simultaneously move each agenda forward. Coney will continue to evolve through mutations— this vision will accelerate its hybridity.
The YELE music studio competition, underway before the earthquake, must respond now, but plan for the future of the community. Music is relief in a time of tragedy. The goal is to meet the most basic survival needs now while leaving spaces for future growth through self sustaining phases.
Space has become redundant again. Popular culture is uninterested in the goings-on in space. Once achieved, mans absurd relation with space becomes yesterdays news. To become relevant to the public, CASIS must be an amenity and not a mission. Instead of promoting an HQ, make it a public interface.
Utilizing built form as a strategic carrier of culture in opposition of the status quo, the Hellinikon project links the disconnected suburban mountain communities to the east with the sea to the west while splitting the Hellinikon International Airport and Olympic Park into distinct zones.
In Tempe there are two pedestrian axes: Mill Avenue and Palm Walk. Mill Avenue is successful and Palm Walk is not. Is there a way to make the palm trees useful to the students? The PEP structure is powered by buried hydraulic pressure systems giving vertical movement to the layer/palm interface.
The challenge of creating a pair of studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.
Planes, frames, and volumes are fundamentals to all assembly logics. With the proliferation of additive production methods, the possibility of volumetric prefabricated components has the potential to radically alter the way that we conceive of construction and the permanence of building parts.

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