Monthly Archives: December 2011

Berlin Info Box

This project was completed while studying under Professor Michael Desmond in the Fall of 2011. This Info Box was to be constructed before the museum to provide information and a gathering space to oversee and educate the public on the upcoming Berlin City Museum. The Info Box takes advantage of the view westward toward the site of the museum and the current view of the segment of the Berlin Wall that is currently there. The Info Box is lifted off the ground to give the visitors a better view of the site, the wall, and the river beyond. The entrance ramp to the Info Box gives visitors a smooth transition to the small building and allows them to take in the entire site. The Info Box would be disassembled when the museum construction was complete.

 

BerlinInfoPresestation PDF

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Lifecare San Antonio Case Study

To study the design of a hospital, I put together a booklet of the case study of a hospital that was designed well. I documented the existing program and checked it with the FGI Guidelines. This helped familiarize myself with the programming of a hospital and the Guidelines under which I will need to follow when designing a hospital on my own. I then diagrammed the building to figure out how it was designed according to the departments. After that, I broke it down into each department and diagrammed them. This allowed me to learn more about the design of the specific spaces and how they work together. With this exercise, I learned a lot about how all these processes work and what the flow of the hospital should incorporate.

Here are a few examples from the booklet:

Please download the PDF to see the entire booklet:

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Berlin City Museum

This project was completed while studying under Professor Micheal Desmond. The Berlin City Museum will provide education and entertainment for the citizens of Berlin and visitors to Berlin. It will try to capture Berlin’s history and current conditions. The site currently contains a remnant of the Berlin Wall constructed by the Communists in the 1960s and then torn down in 1989. I used this remnant as a tool with which to view Berlin through. The entrance leads visitors into a large rotunda space that contains the wall. From the entrance lobby the wall looks like an opposing wall. But when the visitor gets closer he will see that the wall is actually broken and he will walk through it to get to the exhibition space. The wall appears to have power over the individual at a distance but the power diminishes as one gets closer. This represents the power that the wall and the Leaders of East Berlin had over its people and the actual power a concrete wall has when it is divided: none.

View from the Lobby

View into the cafe

 

CityofBerlinPresentation PDF