"My interest in architectural philosophy’s intersection with technology and conceptual, theoretical, and speculative design research. I don't believe in the word 'inspiration' in design; I believe in the idea of 'research design'. I focus on narrative, experiments, materiality, and criticism of my design process, using digital and physical fabrications to compose architectural forms and write stories. By raising architectural questions, we can expand the capacity for new answers and engagement with the new reality."
from Advanced Visualizations for Interiors with Profs. Loukia Tsafoulia & Severino Alfonso
This project’s methodology focuses on textile and its rule in architecture. The form is generated via the criticism of how to blend old and new architecture. This project measures the quality, performance, and reliability of the space. The fabric made for the cylinder would be woven in a double weave structure. The yarns would be made with thin polyester, so the fabric would still be translucent, even though it is a double weave. The double weave tubes in the structure are formed in the horizontal direction. Inside the channels are plastic tubing that move with the tubes as it expands, contracts, and rotates. Using darts within the pleats allows for a gradual release of the expansion, so a line is not formed in the structure, making it look like a ballooning is happening.
Data Center + Hotel
from Design 9 Architecture Studio with Prof. Edgar Stach
The methodology of the D9 tower prepares mature aesthetics and knowledge of time and era to penetrate the unknown, discover the words, and express the systems. The understanding of aesthetics can contrast with the mystical suggestion of building systems; however, the project focuses on spaces, ideas, forms, expressions of façade. The tower façade becomes a symphony that shows the building’s systems that humans use and benefit from every day. The building’s aesthetics may not relate to its surroundings because it aims to make moments and spaces that give the users untraditional experiences. By looking at the building system in its façade, it becomes part of users’ life, not a mere building, bringing a new dynamism to Philadelphia.
from an Independent Study with Prof. Andrew Hart
The project becomes a socially, culturally, materially productive allegory by utilizing photogrammetry and technologies to compose architectural form and personification. Besides, this project focuses on the visual and critical roles of architectural representation. It asks how visualization and 3D and physical modeling of the landscape can interact with the outcome. By analyzing different programs and software, I intend the artificial landscape to become a materially productive endeavor by expanding and reinventing the viewers’ experience. Considering both the subjective and objective, I methodically examine patterns/fashion to create a sequence of motion, sets of information, and compositions that inform my proposal. This is an attempt to reach audiences with visual art and stylizations of times.