The Soho Mixed-Use Tower blends hotel and office functions in one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods. The fragmented site includes entrances to the office and hotel, an underground shopping center with connection to subways, hotel amenities, and public space.
As the building moves upward it consolidates and unifies, carving space for hotel rooms, a shared gym, and office space. At the very top, the facade peels away to open a skybar and viewing decks, showcasing prominent vantages of midtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.
In this video, MEL scripting and Maya Dynamics are used to create a dynamic system that responds to external stimuli.
Using a system of expressions and connections, an analog model is developed that answers to a defined set of performance criteria. The distance between an attractor and locator determines the position of a target line. The position of the target line then defines its rotate Y value. Chaser lines follow the target rotate Y value at a rate that is determined by their speed. This system of rotation produces an interactive model that responds to an external stimulus: the position of the attractor point.
Inspired by the work of Willem Van Weeghel.
The site is composed of a slope with several flat surfaces. The program is a Montessori Preschool. A school that is built on several levels but connected to encompass one large edifice is designed to account for the sloping present in the lot.
Tensile structures are active procurers of strategies for continuity and linkage across the site. Canopy studies suggest different modes of enclosure and produce ambiguity between interior and exterior spaces.
This project explores shifting moments of materiality in response to local moments of geometric change and programmatic relationships. ETFE panels are used as the primary material. The panels shift in thickness in response to structural and programmatic requirements.
Welcome to GROW, the urban hydroponic farm that is equipped with ready to use kitchen facilities. Located at the intersection of 12th Ave. + 34th St. in Manhattan, GROW is the ideal location for a nutritious and trendy New York dinner. We are the next big thing in the food industry, so come harvest and cook with us!
At GROW, you, the customer, choose and pick fresh fruits and vegetables from our indoor hydroponic farm. The GROW experience begins at cart pickup, where a GROW harvesting cart complete with all of the necessary gardening tools is provided. Stroll through our indoor farm, or visit our rooftop garden to select items on your ingredient list. Then, either wash and prepare your meal in one of our private modern kitchen facilities, or allow one of our specially trained GROW chefs to prepare your meal. Don’t have time to stay? Pick up one of our to-go packages and take your produce home.
The Children’s Hospital houses all resources for child
health under one roof. Some child health related issues deal with children. Other
child health related issues deal with women and their choices.
In essence, this is a building about promoting life and
death at the same time. It is the battle between pro life and pro choice versus
the battle of children battling everything. It is a building about choice.
The interior spaces are broken up by a ribbon-like formal
structure that weaves through the building. The intention is to create multiple
volumes that house each specialty that the hospital deals with. In contrast to
the standard floor by floor divisions present in most hospitals, these volumes
enable patients to move freely around the spaces. This idea was generated by a
series of interviews with pediatric patients who complained that the worst part
of going in for chemo is that it is “too boring. Whenever you want to leave the
floor, you need a nurse.”
The design of Clybourn Station starts with an array of digital and physical models that explore rotation, stacking, and manipulation of two strips of “negative space” that are created by the train tracks on site. The result is a structure that is mainly supported by a spaceframe that appears to fold around the train tracks, seamlessly blending into the site.
The South Station Expansion advances an overarching federal, state, and city vision for sustainable growth through modernized rail service along the vital North East Corridor. A fully integrated multimodal and intermodal facility including intercity rail, commuter rail, subway, bike/pedestrian access, bus, taxi, and passenger pick up and drop off was designed to satisfy MassDOT’s vision.
Role: Architect III
Integral role in the planning, design, and coordination of the project. Attended client meetings and produced presentation materials including virtual reality renderings. Researched items such as sustainable design, level of service, and site configuration. Produced 30% architectural drawings.