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Abridged Portfolio: Thesis

  1. 1. aprilGRAY p o r t f o l i o abridged version | thesis
  2. 2. “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Daniel H. BurnHam
  3. 3. t h e s i s
  4. 4. the sketches
  5. 5. the c o n ceptual model
  6. 6. the s i t e model
  7. 7. Nest • Great Blue Heron nestinG locatinG e nGaGinG The nest expresses a dwelling that is adaptable to its environment over time, yet still transcends time, and one that is seasonally subject to these factors. This translates into an architecture that is organic, meeting the needs of the human dweller yet still retaining the meaning of the place, and also instrumental in defining the place as perceived by the human occupant. 1 2 3 4 5 Grain Storage Building MarlonBlackwell•MooreHoneyHouse Renzo Piano • New Caledonia James Cutler • Paulk Residence McClellan Island This vernacular builing, now an abandoning, Blackwall called this “a volumetric response Wood slatting remarks these structures “Construction was designed to create in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, was built to the confluence of natural and rational designed, like birds’ nests, to be absorbed a minimal distubance of the forest. At with wood, celebrating time passed through processes,”addressing a number of hive into the landscape, incorporating wind, one point, the roof and rafters were grayed and patched materials conditions of varied transparencies. light, and vegetation. notched to preserve a tree.” ATTACHMENTS of Nests FANNING PATTERNS FLOOD ZONES TRAFFIC bird nest constructiondeconstructed 100-year Flood Zone 500-year Flood Zone Pedestrian Land Vehicle Sm. Watercraft (typ.) Water Taxi Barge CHANNEL LINE STRUCTURE of Nests N SITE SECTION | southeast-facinG NORTH LANDMARKS VEGETATION TREES AND PATHS SURVEY 1” = 150’ 11 12 MATERIALITY of Nests 1 5 6 9 2 4 7 8 3 10 Walnut Street Bridge Hunter Museum of Veterans’ Bridge River Cane Existing Block Bunkhouse Observation Deck Great Blue Heron Rookery Rain Shadow Desert 1 Walnut St. Bridge 2 Hunter Museum of American Art 7 Block bunkhouse 8 Picnic tables River Cane Colony American Art Colony 3 Bluff View Art District 9 Heron nesting perch Deciduous hardwood forest (dense, taller canopy, typ.) 4 Veterans Memorial Bridge 10 Observation platform 5 Ramp 11 Coolidge Park Deciduous hardwood forest 6 Rain Shadow Desert 12 Girls Preparatory School (GPS) (sparse,shorter canopy, typ.)
  8. 8. I went to the Woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the inhabitinG m i GratinG dwellinG essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~Thoreau LEDGES | OUTCROPS basic locations for nests B A CISTERN water, basic necessity WEDGE protector, shelter REMNANTS composite of needs, that NORTH which is left after the 1/8” = 1’ ephemeral is gone FLOOR PLAN DOCK AND PATH migration DECK | PERCH elevation NORTH COLONY | ROOKERY 1/8” = 1’ space encapsulated GROUND PLAN NORTH 1/8” = 1’ ROOF PLAN BOWER space extended STAIRS | WALKWAY connectivity NOMADIC ENCAMPMENTS temporality, migratory freedom SECTION A SECTION B NORTH ELEVATION

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