As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is mostly characterized by: 50% of its population lives under $1.25US Dollar a day, another 50% living in peripheral rural towns without access to basic infrastructure such as clean water, sanitation and electricity and a corresponding 50% with the age of 15 and over not able to read and write. Now in its post-Earthquake era (January 12, 2010), the Government of Haiti and the international community have focused their primary efforts restoring the economic center of the country, Port-au-Prince, neglecting greater needs of preexisting isolated rural communities. In response to this rural depravity, this thesis seeks to address the need for “Rural Resilience” of those communities through the lenses of architecture and proposed a model capable of addressing the systemic challenges encountered by those communities and fulfills the service gap.
PATCH ADAMS FREE CLINIC OF PHILADELPHIA
The Patch Adams Free Clinic project was a partnership between Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment and Patch Adams Organization to designed their first free, community-owned and self-sustaining medical clinic in the neighborhood of Tioga in North Philadelphia. This proposal was designed by Zion Group in collaboration of fellow colleague Stephanie Smith. To access our architectural process document, click here.
The Moorish Chief - The analysis of the famous painting resulting in 3d model of the spatial progression within.
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Tekton challenges the concept of the “exhibit” by enticing the physical participation of the visitor to shape his experience. It is a 10’x10’x 6’ 8” booth whose architecture embraces the “Power to Do” concept by engaging the visitor through physical interaction in order to shape its own experience of the exhibition.
The dynamic & portable exhibition booth empowers its patron to display works of art through its ever changing spatial apparatus and distinctly shape the visitor's experience.
NIKE TIEMPO NATURAL III
Exploring the spatial analysis and tectonics of the Nike Tiempo Natural III
ADIDAS SAMBA CLASSIC
This is spatial exploration and tectonics of the classic Adidas Samba, one of my favorite kicks
PF Flyer Model seek to demonstrate the difference in materiality which results in the lightness of PF Flyer shoes. It contrast the hardness of the sole by using 13 Gauge Galvanized thicker aluminum wires and the softness of the body using 14 gauge tough powder white wire.
BY PULSEN GALLERY
Location: Christianhavn, Denmark
The pulse of the city constitutes its life and its heartbeat; the capture of its spirit. It is both a comment on its contemporary lifestyle and a tribute to its history; an urban hub and an expansion of the natural landscape; a place of shelter and an ephemeral passage; a path and a destination; a mean of circulation and a core.
It is an urban intervention to bring the natural landscape as a catalyst of revitalization of the Copenhagen harbor front. Located in the neighborhood of Christianshavn, it consists of a pedestrian bridge whose structural expression mimics the soul of its context. Its core consists of a winter community garden, a nexus of social gathering and environmental education.
Live/Work/Play is Transit Oriented Strategy to revitalize the neighborhood of Germantown focusing on retrofitting the existing industrial vacancies along the Chestnut East line through Eco-District Strategies to strike a balance between live, work, and play. This community serves a gateway into Germantown and is an extension of the Wayne Junction National Industrial District. It becomes an example of sustainable living through enhancing local culture, promoting healthy lifestyle through ecological connections and providing opportunity for private investment.
MONDRIAN SCULPTURE EXHIBIT
The pavilion is inspired by the architectural philosophy of Piet Mondrian and designed to exhibit sculpture interpretation and textile reproduction of Mondrian paintings. The structural language of the architecture is designed as a response to the linear and planar qualities of a DeStjil painting, while creating 3 dimensional spaces beyond the front plane to enclose the visitor. The sculptures and textiles are staged as inherent elements of the architecture, and use scale, textural qualities and materials to break from the horizontal plane, enabling the viewer to physically engage the art.
Animation Software: Autodesk 3dsMax
This video portrays the assembly process of the Mondrian Sculpture Exhibit.