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Architecture Design Portfolio


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Major architectural projects within the past four years. Used for placement into upper division at Florida Atlantic University.

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Architecture Design Portfolio

  1. 1. ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO AMBER LEWIS 603 Bough Avenue Clearwater, FL 33760 Z23154770 Applying for: Design 5
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  3. 3. Design 1 Cubes Defying Gravity A Case for Cubes Spaces Between Masses, Planes and Lines Design 2 Spaces of Ground and Sky Stone, Water, Body: A Balneotherapy Retreat Design 3 Delray City Life: 2D and 3D Analysis Delray Urban Life - Skateboard Atelier Design 4 Material | Space | Proportion Table of Contents: 2 Academy of Architectural Design & Building Technologies p 3-4 p 5 p 6 p 7-8 p 21-22Art & Drawings p 17-20 p 13-14 p 15-16 p 9-10 p 11-12
  4. 4. A four-year program in high school required students to design a two-story house for ‘Habitat for Humanity’. Requirements included living space for three and minimal square footage. After understanding the flow of a house- hold, designs were transferred to Revit and made into a small-scale model. 3 Academy of Architectural Design & Building Technologies
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  6. 6. Balance was created with larger rectangular cubes on top and long planar cubes for support along the bottom. The larger cubes cantill- ievered out but the weight was evenly distributed giving the illusion of defying gravity. Cubes Defying Gravity5 Design1
  7. 7. A case encapsulated the previous project to create pockets of nega- tive space. The case was split in two, mass was removed and linear and planar elements were introduced to connect the masses and create individual spaves. A Case for Cubes 6 Design1
  8. 8. Spaces Between Masses, Planes and Lines 7 Design1 This model developed the idea of space from the previous project on a human-scale. The solid mass was simplified and opened to form multiple spaces that connected visually and physically. Ramps were used to enhance the directional movement between spaces.
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  10. 10. In this project I focused on stepping gradually into the ground with adjacent spac- es that directed the observer’s view upward and across the landscape. Each space also had viewpoints that focused on arranged planters to greater appreciate the vegetation. Spaces of Ground and Sky9 Design2
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  12. 12. The shape of my retreat reflected the layout of the trees on the opposite side of the landscape. Each set of baths were placed higher than the next to signify continuous progression of healing. The tectonic structures were designed according to the temperature of the bath and the exposure to the sun. Stone, Water, Body: A Balneotherapy Retreat 11 Design2
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  14. 14. This study model was a collaboration of information ana- lyzed along Atlantic Avenue in Delray. I focused on the flow of traffic and the visual extension of lines and edges during a pedestrian experience. Delray City Life - 2D & 3D Analysis 13 Design3
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  16. 16. Ideas for the atelier came from my personal experience in Delray and what I learned from my analysis. The space was designed to be intreaging from the sidewalk and have different expe- riences throughout the shop based on the continuous change of materials. Delray Urban Life - Skateboard Atelier 15 Design3
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  18. 18. This project concentrated on analyzing the human hand and different con- nections of materials. I focused on the multiple grips of the hand and the structure of the bones and joints forming it. My final consisted of a solid mass with tectonic pieces using tension and restraint to stay in place. Material | Space | Proportion 17 Design4
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  20. 20. Material | Space | Proportion 19 Design4
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  22. 22. 21 Different sketches and projects using ink, watercolor, graphite and other mediums. Art & Drawings
  23. 23. 22 The House Book. London: Phaidon, 2001. Print.