UI
University Island
University Island Plan

University Island

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

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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.
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.
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.
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 RACA project must meet two demands: A. REFLECTION (museum) or B. CONTINUATION (practice + addition). The current program and its stagnancy has left the site forgotten—it is a typical static museum on a living site. The site and addition must constantly change through the participation of people.
QTCT is tasked to blend these two identities onto one site—a give and take relationship between beach ambitions and urban necessities. QTCT is a sampling of two worlds: on one hand it is the embodiment of the language of the beach and on the other it is a detailed and exacting built urban space.
The CART live/work housing prototype adds a vertical profile to downtown while converting an underutilized public path into an urban gesture by introducing of a specialized food cart zone in New Haven. The CART residents would rent and appropriate the moving space as a means of expanding their zone.
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.

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