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Architecture Portfolio for Greg Frucci

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Portfolio of Architecture work by Greg Frucci. 2018.
All designs contained in this portfolio are original designs by Greg Frucci and are protected under copyright law.
Any image or design contained in this portfolio may only be used in any form with the written permission from Greg Frucci.

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Architecture Portfolio for Greg Frucci

  1. 1. GREG FRUCCI ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
  2. 2. GREG FRUCCI Copyright 2018 910-352-2536 greg@gregfrucci.com https://gregfrucci.com/building-design All designs contained in this portfolio are original designs by Greg Frucci and are protected under copyright law. Any image or design contained in this portfolio may only be used in any form with the written permission from Greg Frucci. My path of life over 58 years has been amazing and if I were to die tomorrow, I know I will have accomplished more than I ever dreamed of doing as a small child who wondered what life would be like as an adult. I've created spaces for people to live in, worship in, do business in and learn about how life works in. I've experienced massive intensity through relationships. I've gone on tremendous Adventures having sailed alone in the Atlantic Ocean twice. I've published books and shared the stage with powerful CEO's telling true stories of overcoming challenges in Life. I've even done a little acting on stage and screen on the side. Yet, the focus of this little book is a Portfolio of my Architecture work. Most of the images here are of my latest designs beginning in early 2018. Some are under construction, some are still in the bidding process and some are conceptual as of the date I am putting this all together for people like you to gaze upon. I use both real pencils on paper and a supercharged CAD program called REVIT by AutoDesk. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honors in 1984. I worked as a Licensed Architect for over 20 years, then took a 12 year break until 2017 with a renewed vigor for the Architectural Design process. In short, I love what I do and I hope you do as well.
  3. 3. “Longtail's Nest” Vacation Rental Home This design is a modification of the “Captain House,” by Greg Frucci. During the search for the proper lot, this design took a few turns along the way. With the requirement of this home becoming a potential rental property, certain marketing targets, needed to be met, such as a lot close to the Ocean and at least five Master Bedrooms. From this home, one can stroll down a residential street to a beach access and be sitting by the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Shores, North Carolina in less than 5 minutes. Traffic is not even an issue. The only thing that may get in someone's path as they walk to the beach is a deer. Seriously. I love site planning. This lot is full of old Live Oak trees, so I modified the main entrance stairway in order to accommodate the biggest Live Oak on the site. There was no way, I was gonna cut it down, along with a few others. This house will be under construction in 2019, so completed pictures of the home will not be available until the Fall of 2019.
  4. 4. THE “LONGTAIL'S NEST” VACATION RENTAL HOME (A VERSION OF THE “CAPTAIN HOUSE” CONCEPT) Southern Shores, NC
  5. 5. THE “LONGTAIL'S NEST” VACATION RENTAL HOME (A VERSION OF THE “CAPTAIN HOUSE” CONCEPT) Southern Shores, NC
  6. 6. THE “LONGTAIL'S NEST” VACATION RENTAL HOME (A VERSION OF THE “CAPTAIN HOUSE” CONCEPT) Southern Shores, NC
  7. 7. THE “LONGTAIL'S NEST” VACATION RENTAL HOME (A VERSION OF THE “CAPTAIN HOUSE” CONCEPT) Southern Shores, NC
  8. 8. THE “LONGTAIL'S NEST” VACATION RENTAL HOME (A VERSION OF THE “CAPTAIN HOUSE” CONCEPT) Southern Shores, NC
  9. 9. The Tanzosh House Felicia and Tony Tanzosh contracted me to design them a home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the Spring of 2018. The home is traditional in design only because of the imposed HOA restrictions in the neighborhood where their lot is located in The Village of Nags Head of Nags Head, North Carolina. The Tanzosh's actually like more contemporary design, but they also love this location, so the choice was made to build the house with heavy restrictions. According to the Village of Nags Head HOA restrictions, any house constructed must contain certain design elements such as an illusion of a wrap-around deck, cedar shake roof shingles, form projections which can be viewed from the front of the home, plus numerous other requirements including color choices. The Village of Nags Head takes their inspiration from what is called on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the “Old Nags Head Style.” While there are many interpretations as to what that is, much of what is seen in Nags Head these days all pretty much looks the same. For me as a designer, creating something original was a challenge given all of the aesthetic restrictions. I welcome all challenges even when “historic” elements are required. The cool thing is that the Tanzosh's love their home and for me, that is the greatest satisfaction. My goal is not to please an HOA, but the client themselves.
  10. 10. TANZOSH HOUSE Nags Head, NC
  11. 11. TANZOSH HOUSE Nags Head, NC
  12. 12. TANZOSH HOUSE Nags Head, NC
  13. 13. TANZOSH HOUSE Nags Head, NC
  14. 14. TANZOSH HOUSE Nags Head, NC
  15. 15. TEAGUE HOUSE: A completed project before CAD and drawn completely by hand back in the 1990s Elizabeth City, NC 1990-1996
  16. 16. WILL HOUSE: A completed project designed by hand back in the 1990s. CAD drawings and construction by BD&A Corolla, NC 1997
  17. 17. WHITEHEAD HOUSE: A completed project before CAD and drawn completely by hand back in the 1990s Kitty Hawk, NC 1991-1993
  18. 18. COLLIE HOUSE: A completed project before CAD and drawn completely by hand back in the 1990s Elizabeth City, NC 1992
  19. 19. DUCK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: A completed project before CAD and drawn completely by hand back in the 1990s Duck, NC 1993 STAINED GLASS CONCEPT It was too much. LOL.
  20. 20. The “Captain House” Concept I was on a plane flying from North Carolina back to California where I was working at the time and I had an idea. Among other things, I am a sailor. I see a home upon a shore with a sailboat resting nicely in a bay. I had the notion of having such a home and began sketching while 30,000 feet in the air. At time, life was just me and my dog, Lucky. I love to create art through painting, drawing and Architecture, so a studio became part of the program with a Master Suite, a Guest Suite, a huge gathering space and a kitchen. The walk-around deck/terrace is important to me because I love being outside during all kinds of weather. The wind and rain could be blowing from any direction, but with a covered deck or terrace surrounding the house, one can still be outside no matter which direction the heavy weather was coming from. Some people think that a walk-around deck is a waste of money, but for folks like me, they make perfect and functional sense in accomplishing a desire. I created the sketch in December of 2015 and tucked it away for almost 2 years. While getting up to speed in the REVIT CAD program, I took this sketch and created the first of several versions of the Captain House. In this portfolio, there are three of the versions represented with modifications for particular sites. This version over the next few pages is the finished concept without a real site in mind, yet a flat site where flood regulations are a key factor, thus the house is on pilings.
  21. 21. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT HAND DRAWINGS 2015 snd 2017
  22. 22. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  23. 23. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  24. 24. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  25. 25. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  26. 26. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  27. 27. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  28. 28. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” ORIGINAL CONCEPT CAD (REVIT) DRAWINGS 2018
  29. 29. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” MODIFIED DESIGN FOR A SPECIFIC SITE. Southern Shores, NC (I found a different site to build this design. This version is unbuilt.) 2018
  30. 30. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” MODIFIED DESIGN FOR A SPECIFIC SITE. Southern Shores, NC (I found a different site to build this design. This version is unbuilt.) 2018
  31. 31. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” MODIFIED DESIGN FOR A SPECIFIC SITE. Southern Shores, NC (I found a different site to build this design. This version is unbuilt.) 2018
  32. 32. FRUCCI “CAPTAIN HOUSE” MODIFIED DESIGN FOR A SPECIFIC SITE. Southern Shores, NC (I found a different site to build this design. This version is unbuilt.) 2018
  33. 33. The Warner House There is such a great story behind this house. I could write a short story around the connection between the owners and me. In short, I met them in the Spring of 2018. Jake is the husband and one of the owners. Jake is a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer and has a direct connection through one of his best buddies and my solo sailing adventure in the Atlantic Ocean in the Summer of 2011. I'll leave the rest to your imagination...or you could read my book, “PATH of THREE HUNDRED: VOLUME I.” The owners are a young couple with one child and perhaps another in the future. The needs were few, yet they wanted to plan for the future in that a “Mother-In-Law” suite was a desire. Thus, the flanking smaller structures on either side of the higher main part of this house. One side is the Master Suite with the other side being the “Mother-In-Law” Suite. The house is on pilings because of flood requirements with the lot being of a low elevation and on a canal which feeds into the large body of water called the Albemarle Sound located in Coastal North Carolina. The house is currently under construction as of the Fall of 2018 with construction expected to be completed in early 2019.
  34. 34. WARNER HOUSE Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Under Construction 2018
  35. 35. WARNER HOUSE Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Under Construction 2018
  36. 36. WARNER HOUSE Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Under Construction 2018
  37. 37. WARNER HOUSE Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Under Construction 2018
  38. 38. WARNER HOUSE Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Under Construction 2018
  39. 39. The Island House Concept The idea here is similar to the idea which created the Captain House, yet this design is more in line with size and budget for a single person like myself. I attempted to keep it elegant yet simple. Basically, this design is a Temple to the Self. The design pictured on the following pages are of the original version. Over the past few months, I have created both 2 and 3 Bedroom versions with and without a walk-around deck/terrace. The design is highly adaptable to various needs, wants and desires of a client on various sites. For instance, this design is seen in my head located on a high lot above the water, yet because of the columns, the home could easily be adapted to a lower site and elevated on the same columns/piles depending on geographical locations. For a single person who does not see many guests and using this as a get-away tiny home, then why spend money on a large footprint? The enclosed square footage is just over 1,000 sf. The walk around Lanai adds quite a bit of footprint on a site, but this is a desire...to be able to be outside under cover no matter which direction a storm is blowing from similar to the Captain House. By using a flat roof above the Lanai and enclosed rooms of the house, I have created a massive upper deck in which to take in spectacular views...especially if this home is on a cliff above the sea. For me as a Sailor, I can see building this out of concrete on a Caribbean Island with a sailboat on a mooring nearby. Coming in from the sea and chilling on the Lanai after consuming a spectacular meal.
  40. 40. ISLAND HOUSE CONCEPT Somewhere by the Sea
  41. 41. ISLAND HOUSE CONCEPT Somewhere by the Sea
  42. 42. ISLAND HOUSE CONCEPT Somewhere by the Sea
  43. 43. ISLAND HOUSE CONCEPT Somewhere by the Sea
  44. 44. ISLAND HOUSE CONCEPT Somewhere by the Sea
  45. 45. Conceptual Project involving the Bermuda Longtail Actually, I was just goofing around one day and this turned into a month long exercise into somewhat of a Monument to a special bird...the Bermuda Longtail. The simple description for this is that as I was re-acquainting myself with REVIT software, I decided to create a piece of Architecture as it flowed from within me. Not from a place of control, but from a place of a flowing from my heart and how I feel about the Bermuda Longtail and my personal journey upon the sea alone when I sailed my 30' sailboat alone over a course of over 2000 miles in a roundabout direction from Wilmington North Carolina to Bermuda and back in two distinct legs of the adventure. Yep, one could say that the adventure still inspires me to this day and this creation, which is still in progress, is an artistic result of the feelings which I cherish deeply. That is how I roll as an artist. Something inspires me, sometimes in a very intense way, and I utilize that energy to create art. And yes...Architecture is Art no matter what anyone else tells you...at least for me. This is an expression of Love from me to the Longtail. Will it ever be built? Well, for me, it already is.
  46. 46. CONCEPTUAL PROJECT INVOLVING THE BERMUDA LONGTAIL No Specific Site. 2018
  47. 47. CONCEPTUAL PROJECT INVOLVING THE BERMUDA LONGTAIL No Specific Site. 2018
  48. 48. CONCEPTUAL PROJECT INVOLVING THE BERMUDA LONGTAIL No Specific Site. 2018
  49. 49. CONCEPTUAL PROJECT INVOLVING THE BERMUDA LONGTAIL No Specific Site. 2018

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