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Kara Dziobek RISD Architecture Portfolio

  3. 3. EARTH UNIVERSITY LA FLOR, GUANACASTE REGION, COSTA RICA PARTNER: CATHERINE RHA CRITIC: LILI HERMANN EARTH University La Flor will serve as a resource and infor- mation center for those within the school and in the surround- ing area. Converging with the roadside and located primar- ily along the north-south road with a splay into the east-west road, EARTH La Flor is the intersection of local community from Liberia and global knowledge connected from the air- port. The campus serves as a hub for community participa- tion and learning, student outreach, and sustainable research and influence. Top to bottom : Site plan, conceptual sketches, preliminary models1 advanced studio
  4. 4. Our design played with the idea of weaving, with dis-tinct threads that made up the campus, including ac-ademics, student living, managed landscape, circula-tion (vehicular and pedestrian), and natural elements(water, wind, sun). advanced studio 2
  5. 5. SCUBA DIVING FACILITY PROVIDENCE, RI Academic core The academic core weaves itself along the road run- ning through the campus and acts as a spine that stu- dents must filter through in order to access both sides of campus. The two housing threads allow for students to apply what they learn in the class- room about sustainability towards their everyday living experience.3 advanced studio
  6. 6. H OU HOUSING CL A SI S SRO N OM G S advanced studio 4
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  8. 8. CAMPUS DURING DRY SEASON CAMPUS DURING WET SEASONThe drastic change in seasons played a large role when designing, especially with theidea of the managed landscape and water conservation. We wanted to take advantageof the river water located on site and filtered greywater for agricultural use during the dryseason. advanced studio 6
  9. 9. ACUSHNET HEIGHTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEW BEDFORD, MA CRITIC: NADINE GERDTS The housing design is site specific on both the site scale and neighborhood scale. It serves as a demonstration house to show others in the neighborhood how the existing architecture can be manipulated to maximize environmental sustainability. The design is flexible to fit any vacant lot within the neighbor- hood of Acushnet Heights and can be duplicated in larger sites. It includes environmentally sustainable systems includ- ing a rainwater catchment system for all indoor and outdoor water usage, accessible green roof, and a ventilation core. The form of the house was derived from manipu- lating the standard house size for the neighborhood, a 24’ x 36’ three-story building.7 advanced studio
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  11. 11. South East North West South East North W Section A Section B Section A Section B A A B B Site Plan First Floor Plan Second Floor Plan Site Plan First Floor Plan Second F9 advanced studio
  12. 12. Front Elevation facing South WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM 1. Rainwater runoff from roof is captured in water wall 2. Storage tank below ground 3. Separated into exterior and interior use (ext. water is dispensed at timedGreen Roof = Communal Rooftop Gar den intervals; interior water enters filter system) 4. Water enters into house for potable kitchen and WC use Ventilation Core 5. Greywater from interior Green Roof enters back into filter and is recycled back inside Rainwater Catchment System advanced studio 10
  13. 13. LA SALLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE CHICAGO, IL PARTNER: JACQUELINE LAVIN CRITIC: ANDRE SCHMIDT Located within the “Loop” on the edge of downtown Chicago, this design of a cultural center was also supposed to serve as a connection between the train station and the park located south of the lot. The design consisted of two main axes that drove the locations of the surrounding program including theatres, exhibi- tion space, research center, library, and offices.11 advanced studio
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  16. 16. The form of the design is a series of terraces, creatingan interesting roofscape, perfect for rooftop garden andexhibition space. The models above show the iterations ofthe overall form of the cultural center.With circulation as the driving factor, the ramp from thetrain station to the adjacent park is the most prominentfeature of the building, with the rest of the program twist-ed around it. advanced studio 14
  17. 17. URBAN HOUSING PROVIDENCE, RI CRITIC: JONATHAN KNOWLES The goal of this apartment building is to promote a creative and collaborative work and living environment for the artist and A business population in Providence. The two groups of people B would learn, grow, and benefit from each other. A B A B15 urban design principles
  18. 18. The first two floors arespaces for offices and gal-leries, allowing for the op-tion of having a personaloffice or gallery in Down-town Providence, whilehaving a living space andworkspace located above.The living units are a mix of2-3 bedroom apartmentsand single apartments withartist studio spaces. SECTION A SECTION B urban design principles 16
  19. 19. SCUBA DIVING FACILITY PROVIDENCE, RI CRITIC: OLGA MESA Located on Fox Point, the experience within the facility is one of filtration. This concept is realized in the layout, the handling of light, and the scuba diving experience. The facility houses pools for different skill levels, along with classroom space below where students are able to view the divers in action. D C B A FIRST FLOOR PLAN SECTION D17 architectural design
  20. 20. SECTION A WATER The facility dually functions as scuba practice pools and also a filtration sys-SECTION B tem for the water from the Providence River. The water would be treated before entering into the building, but then trans- ported from low depths to higher depths. Similarly, people would be able to swim from one pool to another. LIGHT The building is located underground, causing the land above to turn into a hilled landscape park area. Light is cast downSECTION C from the top of the mounds and pierces through the holes of the classrooms. At night, the mounds are lit from the inte- rior, creating a luminous landscape. architectural design 18
  21. 21. BROWN STREET PARK INSTALLATION PROVIDENCE, RI GROUP PROJECT, CRITIC: OLGA MESA Our project is motivated by a direct engagement with the given materials and by a dynamic relationship with the sloped ground. Using the rope and wood in equal measure, the rope is tensioned to induce a bow and increase the strength of the furring strips. This interde- pendence is pushed to its limits and results in a delicate balance between the materials and within the form of the construct itself. Drawing on the experiential site mappings and our early sketch models, the construct aims to both react to the ground of its specific site and also create an inverted ground that becomes the means of inhabitation. Taken in section, the ground elevation drops as the lines of the construct sweep upward, creating an open canopy over the slope. Sited on the boundary between two sections of Brown Street Park, the construct visually lifts the ground and opens outward towards the clearest horizon.19 architectural design
  22. 22. The basic construction unit is abowed furring strip. These piecesare combined to create either an ‘s’shaped length that becomes the el-evated, cantilevered canopy or com-bined to create strong bases thatsupport those cantilevered canopies.Both the canopy pieces and the basepieces are woven together to createan interdependent lattice. Within thissystem, there is an inherent flexibilitythat allows the construct to adapt todifferent site conditions and differentprogrammatic concerns. architectural design 20
  23. 23. TRAVELER’S CENTER PROVIDENCE, RI CRITIC: ANASTASIA CONGDON The Traveler’s Center is designed as a journey inspired by the sounds of three distinct textures on site- concrete, leaves and grass, and rocks. Each sound has their own spatial qualities which were translated into an architectural environment. The three parts of the building allow for a different experience and also change the focus of the surrounding context. Part of the existing bridge was preserved as a pedestrian park area and also to celebrate the rich textures found underneath it. Initial explorations were done through folding paper, experimenting with different angles and spacing. By thickening the material, this al- lowed for each part to increase their dependence on each other and in turn became a series of hinges. The concept of a hinge was carried through to the overall form of the building and its interaction with the site and existing infrastructure.21 design principles
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  25. 25. HOUSING PROJECT CRITIC: JONATHAN KNOWLES This housing project is designed to maximize the amount of light that can enter into the units. The angled walls exist in order to reflect light and also capture it from above and pull it into the areas that might not want as much direct light. The stairwells serve as light shafts within the units as well. Study models (top) Massing model (right)23 urban design principles
  26. 26. SECOND FLOOR FIRST FLOORurban design principles 24
  27. 27. MANUAL & DIGITAL REPRESENTATION25 manual + digital representation
  28. 28. LEFT TO RIGHTTherme Vals study of light andwater distribution, interior per-spective of the Fleet Library, animaginative plan, four bar link-age rotational drawings, surfacestudy done in Rhino manual + digital representation 26
  29. 29. INTEGRATED BUILDING SYSTEMS 22 BIANCO CT, PROVIDENCE, RI GROUP WORK What once was worker’s housing, has recently gone through a lot of renovation and rebuilding. Our interests lied in the overlap between the old and the new, and the process from what was existing versus was exists now. The model on this page attempts to point out what happens if the two stages were to exist simultaneously.27 integrated building systems
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  31. 31. WELLFLEET PRESERVATION HALL WELLFLEET, MA HADLEY CROW STUDIO The Wellfleet Preservation Hall includes the restoration of the sanctuary space into a performance hall and a complete redesign of what once once a parish and is now a mixed-use community center and meeting space. Design by James Hadley.29 work experience
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  33. 33. PERMANENT HOUSING COMMUNITIES MIREBALAIS & PANDIASSOU, HAITI ENGINEERING MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL After the earthquake on January 12, 2010, many people in HaI- ti were left without homes and an even greater need for hope. Although many of the efforts were focused on providing the people of Port- au-Prince with quick and temporary housing, there was also a great need for structurally stable permanent houses located outside the city, which in turn would help to decentralize the country. Our team of 13 volunteer architects and engineers proposed 3 housing variations to fit on the two site plans that included approx. 60 units per community complete with structural drawings, electrical drawings, and water/waste water design.31 work experience
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  35. 35. THE MAKING OF THINGS: DEGREE PROJECT SEMINAR CRITIC: SILVIA ACOSTA The idea of this chair design was flexibility and user initiation. When not in use, the chair can be propped up against the wall, and then when needed, it can be folded down to create a chair. The piece can be positioned in a variety of ways. As a chair, it can either use the wall as support or fold over to support itself. In addition, it can be used as a foot rest if placed next to a couch.33 degree project seminar
  36. 36. Alex often sat at one of the benches at the Memorial Park on SouthMain St. in Providence. During our first conversation, he told me thathe wanted to go to the homeless shelter in Cranston but they wouldn’tlet him on the bus because he smelt too bad. This raised awarenessto the fact that there is no public shower facility for homeless peopleto use, other than at Crossroads RI, but the wait is very long. He isnow staying at the emergency shelter at Mathewson Street Church.Everyone has a need for privacy, especially in moments of bathing. Isthere a way to design a transportable private space to bathe that couldcapture, store, and warm up water? These models are explorations oftectonics that could serve as a screen, a rainwater capturing device,and flexible to fit a specific size or surface area. degree project seminar 34
  37. 37. PORTABLE CARDBOARD BED You will need: (5) Wine boxes (undo flaps) (5) Chipboard/cardboard slotted inserts (found inside wine boxes) (2) Beer boxes (flattened) The design of the portable cardboard bed is a response to the 282 people who were without a bed to sleep on in the shelters in Providence. The amount of people staying in the shelters is far more than ever before, and as a result, the resources that they have are inadequate. This bed would allow an individual to be elevated while providing comfort, and could essentially be made by anyone and used recyclable materials.35 degree project seminar
  38. 38. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 2. 3. 3. 2. 3. 4. Assemble You will need: 1. (5) Wine boxes (undo flaps) 4. ASSEMBLE 4. Assemble 4. Assemble 2. (5) Chipboard/cardboard slotted inserts (found inside wine boxes) 3. (2) Beer boxes (flattened) PORTABLE CARDBOARD BEDu will need:Wine boxes (undo flaps) hipboard/cardboard slotted inserts (found inside wine boxes) eer boxes (flattened) degree project seminar 36
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  40. 40. After the physical making of objects andinvestigation of ideas related to flexibility andportability, the projects were the beginning ofmy degree project which focuses on recon-necting homeless people in Providence, RI.The project works at both the human scaleand the urban scale, bridging the homelessfrom the streets to a permanent supportivehousing facility. degree project seminar 38
  41. 41. K ARA KARA DZIOBEK DZIOBEKPO Box PO Box 21, S. Chatham, MA 02659 | | 508-246-2272 | kdziobek@risd.edu 21, S. Chatham, MA 02659 508-246-2272 | kdziobek@risd.edu OBJECTIVE To become a licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional. Seeking a full time internship position in a firm with a highly collaborative design team that focuses on innovative and sustainable design for a positive social impact EDUCATION Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) – Providence, RI Bachelor of Architecture ’11, Bachelor of Fine Arts ‘10 Additional: Resident Assistant, With One Voice (Christian A Cappella), Alternative Spring Break leader, After School Arts Tutor (Fort building class), HOPE (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere), Advocate for the homeless community, RISD Christian Body EXPERIENCE Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI Resident Assistant 2010-2011 Engineering Ministries International – Costa Rica office, Project trip to Haiti Architectural Intern – Summer ‘10 Designed the housing units for two permanent housing communities in Mirebalais & Pandiassou, Haiti; finalized CD set of engineering and architectural drawings Alternative Spring Break – Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador Spring Break – ’07, ’08, ’09, ‘10 Led in organizing, fundraising and hosting events for service trips – trips focused on construction work, beautification, and community development Hadley Crow Studio – Orleans, MA Architectural Intern – Summer ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Drafted construction drawing sets for several residential and commercial projects, 3-D rendering, and model- making Town of Orleans – Orleans, MA Private Contractor – July-September ‘07 Created an electronic database for four cemeteries that included AutoCAD drawings, photo documentation and analysis, surveying WORK STUDY Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission – ‘10 Office assistant: computer and database work and architecture-related work Providence Preservation Society – ’09 Office assistant: computer and database work, special events, mailings, filing, reception SKILLS Computer: Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino, SketchUp, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office 3-D: Architectural model-making, structural understanding, excellent craftsmanship, 1:1 construction, ceramics 2-D: Manual drafting, painting, photography, photo manipulation, and graphic design Organizational skills: Strong client communication experience and office skills – following office standards, data entry, and meeting deadlines Other: Conceptual understanding, intermediate level Spanish, enthusiastic and passionate about humanitarian work, self-motivated, ability to be both a leader and team player, detail- oriented, expert at multi-tasking, reliable, strong work ethic, adaptable, and positive attitude AWARDS Steven Mendelson Community Service Award 2011 Prescott O. Clark Scholarship 2009-2011 résumé 40 Patricia M. Smith Scholarship 2009 RISD Merit Scholarship 2006-2011