Intermediary space as a place of attachment/detachment between our exterior techspace and our interior bodyspace.
A parklet tests the body/tech balance through body wall of detachment and a membrane of coexistence.
Street View: The parklet is composed of two parts: the top portion is the responsive membrane, made of solar film, that responds to climate conditions to promote and ideal interior condition as well as harvest energy; The second is the body wall, which provides dual-sided poses for street and restorative postures.
The Body Wall: The street-side of the body wall provides places and positions for pedestrians to lean, wait and sit.
The Membrane: Made from photovoltaic film, the membrane responds to climate conditions to collect energy and help to regulate the interior environment.
The Interior: The inside of the parklet contains body poses that support restorative body postures that help to recharge the body.
Merging technique and technology for experimentation in music
The music conservatory is inspired from James Blake’s song “Retrograde”. Blake is an artist that blends his classical music training with base, reverb and looping of the electronic underground. This project began with a sound analysis, breaking it down into stacked classical and underground sound. Moments of penetration into the opposite sound space were diagrammed. This analysis influenced the development of architectural form and the penetration of different sound space.
Public Space: Stairs, Public space outside of performance spaces
Stairs: Penetration through 3 floors
Library on Classical Floor
SECTION: Black Box, Main Performance and Practice Rooms
SECTION: Media Library, Cafe, Library
SECTION: Media Room, Cafe, Performance, Practice
A culinary journey through Spanish culture in three acts
The restaurant reimagines the ritual of tapas hopping through three zones. By pairing traditional Spanish beverage and with specific food, guests have uniquely different experiences in each zone. The full experience can be enjoyed through one lingering visit, or over a series of return visits.
Act I: Sherry + Tapas
Act 2: Wine + Dine
Act 3: Cava + Treats
Section: Sherry Bar
Section: Cava Bar
Section: The Veil
A respite from urban hardness
The residence, located in a Meier building along the West Side Highway, deals with the condition of public/private life inside a glass box. The design was arranged along a privacy gradation, with the most private activities at the core, and the most public activities along the perimeter of the residence. The core serves as a protective barrier to the more intimate space of home.
Living Room: 2-Story Library + Core
Kitchen + Dining
11 La Grange
A rustic-modern home in Asheville, NC
I designed the interiors and consulted on the facade of this $1M spec home. I worked directly with the contractor on architectural elements, material and finishes, lighting and the execution of facade materials. In site visits, I checked quality and gave instruction to contractor for how to proceed with detailing and various task at hand.
Exterior of 11 La Grange
Kitchen + Living, Materials + Lighting
Stairs, wood paneling, lighting
Master bath, wood paneling, tile
Balcony off Bath
A responsive lighting object
The kinetic light responds to human gesture, opening and brightening with proximity. The project is a result of a series of iterative prototypes, testing mechanisms and materials for their kinetic displacement and visual satisfaction of movement. The project also required physical computing. Proximity is sensed through an infrared sensor and translated to rotation of a servo motor. The servo mechanizes the rack and pinion that actualizes the linear motion needed to displace the light tubes.
Kinetic Light in Motion
Abstract relationships between form and geometry
Proportion, scale and relationship of all elements are considered in these 3D studies. Design ideas are developed from initial 3D sketches through rounds of iterations exploring dominance and relationship of the elements in the composition. Final prototypes are cast plaster.
The speaker reimagined through resin fiberboard, joinery and bent metal legs
The Lucy Table is a reinvention of an old speaker cabinet. When I tested the speaker, I was surprised to find that it actually worked, and that the sound quality was quite good. This inspired me to reinvent the speaker by retrofitting the electronics for an iPhone input. I used the existing mesh from the front speaker and chipped apart the crumbling fiberboard. I cast the crumbled fiberboard in resin to create a new composite for the top and side panels. I added storage for books, records and objects on each side. I found straight, metal legs from an old couch on the curb. These metal pipes were bent and used as legs for the table. To hold all these pieces together, I invented a joint that allowed me to inlay or “outlay” panels a as needed into the frame.
The Lucy Table contains a speaker in front, side shelving, custom joinery and cast resin/fiberboard composite.
The cast fiberboard/resin composite creates the top large panel as well as the two side panels.
Shelves create space for books, records or objects.
Joinery: I created and designed the joint to hold together the varying panels of the cabinet.