20_Nov 05 / Lego Totem 2


Reconfigured artifact as an imaginary.

Ruminating on stacked legos as an imaginary edifice.

    

20_Nov 01 / GSAPP Studio Process


Tower as Mast

A further investigation into how the tower would become the mast by which the canopy would cantilever over the site.

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20_Oct 28 / GSAPP Studio Process


Digital Sketch Diagrams

Alongside my team, here are a few sketches that attempt to question how to double the canopy through a series of additions. However, the sketches limited through constraints as follows : (1) no addition of columns(tower as new column) (2) constrainted to the existing site (3) add./sub. with only the canopy sf to cover full site.


20_Oct 24 / Chef’s Table BBQ Rosa Chay Chuc


Processes and Devices

Cataloguing the processes of Rosa in following traditional Mayan cooking as a original bbq process.




20_Oct 17 / GSAPP Studio Process


Water as a Didactic Material

Water becomes a civic material through the extension of the engagement through the site in the collection of pools, and articulation of collection condensers to be stored in the architecture.



20_Oct 06 / GSAPP Studio Process


Forms of Water, Architecture as Machine for Collection or device for education

Water becomes a civic material in the culture of Chile, does it become a form of conservation or engagement?


20_Oct 03 / GSAPP Studio Process


Negative Forms Form

Considering the ruin as the formwork to create a new canopy as a artifact of the original full canopy of UNCTAD III.

20_Sept 27 / GSAPP Studio Process


double or halve the program?

A scenario to double circulation for a repositioned UNCTAD III in Santiago, Chile after the ruin in 2006


20_Sept 16 / Chef Table BBQ process review



whole hog cooking process

Sketching the devices and materials involved in Rodney Scott’s whole hog cooking process.

20_Sept 13 / Folly Doodle



Digital Sketching Test

Sketching a conceptual carved folly in the landscape.


20_Sept 03 / Documentary “Chef’s Table : BBQ” with Lennox Hastie’s forge



Reviewing the way bbq influences a minimal way of cooking 

Sketching the tools, oven and organization of the cooking vessels of Lennox Hastie’s restaurant - fire as a material and actor in curating an experience.




20_Aug 29 / Deployable Standing Table



Apartment Working Alternatives for Remote Learning and Working

Explored how to make a efficient design for a simple standing table with lighweight pine and plywood.


20_May 30 / Lego Totems



Covid-19 ruminations

Sketching stacked lego blocks as a formal totem or an occupiable edifice.


20_Apr 08 / Isolation Follies 



Covid-19 daydreams

Sketching a series of landscape viewing follies along the Muddy River in Boston,MA, a series of brooks and ponds that is part of the Boston’s Emerald Necklace. 



20_Mar 25 / Aluminum City Terrace Study



Covid-19 reflections

Reflecting apon a local development to my hometown by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer for aluminum factory workers in New Kensington, PA during the Second World War. Although the original design was not entirely fullfilled, it’s been rewarding to research and understand the intentions as an architect in conjunction with reflect upon my prior perceptions of a place that I noticed only briefly as passing through.



20_Mar 20 / Apartment Objects and New Rituals



Covid-19 new rituals

Sketch of a french press and coffee cup. A new ritual for remote working.


20_Jan 11 - Feb 23 / Cabin Concept 02



Revised Concept design for a cabin in the White Mountains

Reorganized thoughts about the cabin concept exploring sectional variations in contrast to the formal distortions of the first experiment.







19_Sep 27- Oct 04 / Spain trip Sketches!



Musings in Cordoba, Sevilla, Barcelona, and Madrid   

A series of observations of spatial, formal, and organizational qualities of the various places visited along the journey through Spain. Pen and colored pencil


19_Aug 10 / Cabin Concept 01



Concept design for a cabin in the White Mountains

Revisited the prior hostel design as a singular cabin concept.


18_Oct 15 / Thrift Supply Hardware Demo Porch


Demonstration porch opportunities at the entrance to the hardware store.

A study into how to integrate an integrated landscape for demonstrating and displaying outdoor lawn products.


18_Aug 05 - 15 / Mass Timber Hiking  Hostels  Competition


Analyzing the sectional and formal qualities of the hostel cabins for the Mass Timber Competition

A series of observations of spatial, formal, and organizational qualities of the various places visited along the journey through Spain

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