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Barkley Portfolio

  1. 1. Ellyn BarkleyUndergraduate Architecture Portfolio
  2. 2. spatial study 4-7 materiality 8-11 biomimicry 12-17 habitat 18-27 woven facade 28-432 table of contents table of contents 3
  3. 3. spatial study perceiving and depicting surroundings A setting of a unique and intricate fine arts library allowed for a closer look and awareness of surroundings. The first step in this mission was a critical examination of the space through a photographic lense, resulting in a a set of corresponding photographs that approach the same subject from different angles: moving through the space and then looking up at each space. After discovering the space, drawings helped to reach a higher level of understanding. The technical study examines the support systems and structures, while the figural examination studies the decorative objects. These result in a study of the exisiting elements of the library. The analyzation of an experienced space progresses to a space created using manipulation of photographs, resulting in a composite photograph, and a new space to analyze. The final set of drawings represent an unfolding of this new perceived space, as if it one is walking through it. This series reflects the same technique as the previous drawings, using the constant pattern of the fence to determine layers. laser-cut representation4 spatial study spatial study 5
  4. 4. composite photograph technical drawing figural drawing up 1 up 2 up 3 unfolding 1 unfolding 2 unfolding 3 through 1 through 2 through 36 spatial study spatial study 7
  5. 5. materiality discovering material potential final model final model, detail Focusing on exploring and learning fabrication In a clear progression from the “re-cut” project, the techniques, and creating drawings that accurately “panel” project continues the focus on fabrication represent the fabrication process, the project began techniques and their drawings. Starting with only two simply with one, solid, uniform piece of wood. requirements - the ability to separate two people and The drawings focus on the actual process of the the ability to condense into one-third of it’s original fabrication, beginning with a diagram of the wood size - the result was a panel that constantly engages cuts necessary to create the final product. It shows visual and physical barriers. how the design strives to maximize the available wood By limiting the control to one person, there is always and also maintain a subtle continuous curve by cutting some element of separation. If the controller opens from the same lines. up the panel, visual access is allowed, but there is a The next set of drawings progress to the final product, physical barrier. Conversely, a closed panel allows after fabrication. The elevation view shows the curves close physical proximity, but no visual access. The that define the overall program, while the plan view different lengths, orientations, materials, and other exhibits the hidden thinness. The final perspective aspects were tested out through multiple models. view, along with the models, finally demonastrate how The resulting drawings include orthographic views the product is viewed after fabrication. that show the rotaional aspects of the panel and a kinetic series that illustrates the relationship between the owner and the panel. quarter-scale model, detail full-scale model, detail quarter-scale model8 materiality materiality 9
  6. 6. re-cut wood cut lines panel orthographics re-cut elevation view re-cut plan view re-cut perspective panel variations10 materiality materiality 11
  7. 7. biomimicry utilizing a mechanism found in nature final model, shade detail final model, locking mechanism detial When given the assignment of looking to nature for shown in a kinetic series of different orthographic inspiration for a mechanism, the unique abilities of the views and overlaping perspective views to show the hummingbird immediately came to mind. Research range of motion. explained that the hummingbird’s ability to hover When the project moved from a prototype to creating and fly in any direction is due to its ball-and-socket a product to enhance a site, the prototype lent itself shoulder joint, which allows for full one hundred and to creating a modular seating area with an adjustable eight degree rotation. shading device. The detailed drawings and models of Hand sketches of the wing motions and bone the locking mechanism show the kinetic series of how structure revealed the efficiency of the movements, unlimited motion becomes efficient, mirroring the how the hummingbird has the ability of full rotation hummingbird. but only moves for what is necessary. This discovery The drawings of the orthographic drawings show led to a hand drawing of the kinetic sequence of the how the modular seating can be arranged and how bones during flight. much, or how little space, is taken up depending on These discoveries led to the core ideas of the the shade’s orientation. The rendering and final prototype, which uses a similar ball-and-socket for models further explain the orientation of the product the base, but then uses a gear mechanism to allow in the site and the user interaction. for limited motion and efficiency. Using laser-cut museum board, the prototype model was able to have small and intricate pieces. The ideas are further final model, locking mechanism final model12 biomimicry biomimicry 13
  8. 8. prototype models kinetic series bone structure wing movements kinetic sequence perspective views14 biomimicry biomimicry 15
  9. 9. final model, locking mechanism locking mechanism rendering side elevation showing plan view and front elevation view rotational shade variations16 biomimicry biomimicry 17
  10. 10. abstract model habitat models habitat transforming a habit into a three-dimensional space My routine of coffee preparation has become a interactions in space. The spaces are experienced subconscious process that elevates a simple cup of through a visual and physical walk through and coffee from an inanimate object to something that corresponding photographs of the model. provides a much larger purpose. The transformation to a public space is formed by closed model open and closed cut-outs A movement analysis studies whcih parts of my body moments of visual access in site formed by walking on are actually performing each individual step and the bridge above and the running path. These areas how these steps relate to each other. A spatial study, became physical qualities which reshape the landscape focuses on the amount of space necessary for these through main axes for the space and its movement. movements to occur, examining where the spaces The tracks allow the individual spaces to move into overlap the most or deviate for certain steps. two configurations. In the summer formation the Progressing from a theoretical two-dimensional study individual spaces are extended and form small, to a physically-inhabitable three-dimensional space, individual pavilions. In the winter condition the results first in new programatic rules and then a spaces are condensed and provide shelter. As seen in programtic diagram. As with the preparation, this the exploded axonometric and sections, the main new program also became divided into four distinct excavation and tracks remain a constant visual queue. spheres: coffee, study, relax, sleep. By combining the specificity of the individual spaces These rules define a three-dimensional space where and the site, the addition of this space is benefiical to physical and visual access allow and prohibit these the river bank. open model closed model18 habitat habitat 19
  11. 11. entrance coffee sleep sleep study relax coffee relax su1 su2 su3 su4 su5 su6 cr1 cr2 cr3 cr4 cr5 sp1 sp2 sp3 sp4 mu1 mu2 mu3 mu4 study kinetic mapping, movement and spatial programatic rules entrance mu3 cr3 su4 cr2 su4 cr4 mu2 mu1 mu2 sp2 sp1 mu4mu3 su1 sp3 cr2 cr4 sp2 mu1 sp3 mu4 su1 sp4 su cr5 su5 su3 su6 1 2 cr sleep su5 sp1 su6 su3 cr3 sp4 su2 cr5 cr1 coffee relax mu3 study su3 cr2 cr4 programatic diagram mu2 su4 cr2 cr 4 su4 sp2 su5 cr3 sp 3 mu1 legend mu1 mu sp1 cr5 mu3mu4 2 sp1 mu4 cr5 cr1 su = adding sugar su1 sp3 sp sp 4 2 cr cr3 su6 1 cr = adding cream su1 sp4 su3su2 su2 su5 su6 sp = stirring with spoon mu = drinking from mug movement mapping, cumulative spatial mapping, cumulative mu3 su4 mu2 cr4 sp3 su1 cr2 mu4 sp2 mu1 su5 sp1 su3 su6 cr3 su2 sp4 cr5 cr1 mu3 su3 su4 mu2 cr4 cr2 sp2 su5 cr3 sp3 mu1 su1 cr5 sp1 mu4 cr1 su2 sp4 su6 movement mapping by step exploded axonometric and renderings20 habitat habitat 21
  12. 12. 5 1 6 15 13 2 N 7 14 1612 8 17 16 3 11 20 4 15 13 4 6 18 3 5 12 17 7 19 1 1 10 2 14 5 9 11 1 8 6 18 2 N 3 10 19 4 6 20 2 9 7 7 8 5 1 8 3 5 4 5 1 visual and physical walk through of habitat 6 2 7 6 2 3 4 8 5 1 6 2 7 7 3 model, stepping down from sleep modle, looking down in sleep model, top view of study and relax 8 3 4 1 5 6 2 7 4 8 8 4 3 section views model, top view of coffee model, looking out from relax model, looking at coffee from study22 habitat habitat 23
  14. 14. 1 2 3 SUMMER 4 5 6 4 WINTER 7 SUMMER 1 5 WINTER SUMMER 6 2 WINTER SUMMER 7 N 3 N WINTER plan and section views open and closed section views26 habitat habitat 27
  15. 15. woven facade transforming a weave to an urban facade The most striking feature of my chosen weave was direct sunlight year round without eliminating all revealied in the weave notation, which demonstrated light, while the interior layers control vision without how the volumes and relationships between vertical blocking extraneous light. The interior layers allow for and horizontal elements transformed a technically variations depending on personal preference. basic weave into a three-dimensional object. It was After confirming the functionality of the facade, these elements that were abstracted and amplified in the rest of the design was formed by its civic and the creation of the sunscreen. aesthetic intentions. The physical civic intervention is The transformation from sunscreen to facade was accomplished directly through function as an awning. developed involving three factors: aesthetic qualities, a Indirectly, the civic intervention is seen best through civic relationship, and effectiveness. its aesthetic contribution. The facade is designed The process began with a comfort diagram that to simultaneously connect with the surrounding explores and defines which qualities the facade will architecture and interior spaces through the exterior mediate. The results were to block direct sunlight and interior horizontal bands. The variable modules while allowing for maximal control of vision as the are defined by their verticals, and provide a constant primary functions of the facade. Once the optimal variation to the overall facade. conditions were defined, testing using Ecotect was utilized to gurantee that the results would perform in site. The results led to funtions being separated by layer, with the exterior layer designed to block28 woven facade woven facade 29
  16. 16. original weave; weave notation perspective weave notation30 woven facade woven facade 31
  17. 17. sunscreen orthographics sunscreen perspective; sunscreen renderings32 woven facade woven facade 33
  18. 18. Direct Sunlight 72˙ December 25: 9am, Noon, 4 pm March 25: 9am, Noon, 4pm 26.7˙ June 25: 9am, Noon, 4 pm September 25: 9am, Noon, 4pm Vision June 21 - Sunny; June 21 - Overcast Dec 21 - Sunny; Dec 21 - Overcast Direct Direct Sunlight Sunlight Maximum Vision Fully Blocked Vision Under Screen: Close, Middle, Far Bottom Edge: Close, Middle, Far Middle Height: Close, Middle Far June 21 - Sunny; Dec 21 - Overcast June 21 - Sunny; Dec 21 - Overcast 72˙ Direct Direct Sunlight Sunlight Narrow Vision Filtered Vision 26.7˙ June 21 - Sunny; Dec 21 - Overcast June 21 - Sunny; Dec 21 - Overcast ecotect analysis and process34 woven facade woven facade 35
  19. 19. light temperature vision no glare consistent inspiring movement not distracting indirect light sufficient light maximum defined 67” temperature scenic manageable 64” 72˙ 61” gradual change readily available 48” 44” 26.7˙ consistent temperature outside inside minimum defined temperature comfort diagram facade in site36 woven facade woven facade 37
  20. 20. facade elevation facade module variations38 woven facade woven facade 39
  21. 21. in-site perspective view facade exterior elevation, section, interior elevation interior view birds’ eye view40 woven facade woven facade 41