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A portfolio of work as a current undergraduate student of Tulane University's School of Architecture. [updated version as of summer 2014]

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  • SHIRALATCH

  • TABLE OFCONTENTS

    CONTACT

    Tanzakademie.......................................New Orleans Building Arts Center........Villa Mairea Analysis.............................Exquisite Object....................................Freret St. Fte........................................City Analysis..........................................Museum of the City...............................Digital Media.........................................Construction Experience.......................Pneumatic Structure..............................

    [email protected]...........360.349.9594

  • The second semester third year project always spans the entire semester, as a comprehensive project where we learn to fully integrate building systems in ad-dition to our usual conceptual processes. Structural, mechanical, and circulation systems were all considered in great de-tail. Building code was studied more ex-tensively than in past studios, with spe-cial attention to zoning and fire safety. This page shows some of the diagrams that correspond to conceptual and envi-ronmental concepts of the building and an aerial rendering of the building, with the plans along the bottom. The opposite page shows eye level views of a dance studio, the double height caf, and the west entrance (from top to bottom), with wall section details on the far right.

    COMPREHENSIVESTUDIO

    SPRING 2014

  • green room

    theater

    studiosmechanical

    dressing rooms

    scene shop

    black box theater

    stage/backstage

    costume shop

    bookstore/library

    offices

    caf

    lecture rooms

    bathroomslobby

    11,180 sf

    17,620 sf

    program circulation28,800 sf 12,780 sf

    41,580 s

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    COMPRESSIONEXPANSION

    OPERABLE INOPERABLE

    EAST NORTH WEST NORTHWEST SOUTH

    summer solstice (June 21) winter solstice (Dec 21)

    sunset

    sunset

    sunrise

    sunrise

    PLANS :: 1/8"

    THEATER

    GREEN ROOM

    LOBBY

    CAFE

    MECHANICAL

    LOADING

    JANITOR

    SCENE SHOPRESTROOMS

    CAFE PREP

    DRESSING

    DRESSING

    DRESSING

    DRESSING

    BOOKSTORE/LIBRARY

    LECTURE LECTURE

    COSTUME SHOP

    TEACHER TEACHER TEACHER TEACHER

    BLACK BOX THEATER

    MECHANICALMECHANICAL MECHANICAL

    MECHANICAL

    STUDIO

    STUDIO

    STUDIO

    STUDIO

    STUDIO

    OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE

    ADMINISTRATION

    RESTROOM RESTROOM

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  • NOLA Buildingarts center

    FALL 2013

    The project for the fall semester of third year spanned the entire semester as well. There were three sites to choose between, one of which was the St. Roch site. As the diagram to the right shows, the site is a mere 6 blocks away from the newly renovated St. Claude market, making connection between there and the site of the New Orleans Building Arts Center (NOBAC) essential. The program proposed for NOBAC included a multi-tude of spaces, from the privacy of art-ist residences to the semi-privacy of the workshops, to the public open space and galleries. New required aspects to this semester were a concentration on the regulations required for ADA ap-proval of projects, as well as more of a concentrated consideration of structures and materials.

  • EAST ELEVATION 1' : 1/16

    The full size image on the previous spread shows a more detailed picture of the public open space and gallery area of the project. Public greenspace is shown in green and blue on the site map to the left. The image to the right shows the lounge side of one of the front buildings with a patio separat-ing it from the ADA residence, shown by the ADA compliant ramp. The images below show, from left to right, the workshops, artists residences, large gallery space, and an overall image taken from the residential side of the block. The eleva-tion above shows the workshop side of the block.

  • VILLA MAIREA ANALYSIS

    SPRING 2013

    In this project, a sunflower was ana-lyzed in comparison to Villa Mairea. As seen on the following pages, the three views of the sunflower were taken to correspond to the plan, section, and elevation views of Aaltos building. The photographic exploration at right shows the beginning of the observational strat-egies used to diagram the organization-al strategies of the organic specimen, as seen on the following spread. The following pages show the hand draw-ings and diagrams from the first phase of comparison between the building and the specimen, as well as the physical models of diagrams from the second phase.

  • SPRING 2013

    The aim of this project was to create a visitor center for a notable existing ar-chitectural site in the style of the prec-edent architect from the last project. The predetermined site for the intervention is Brion Family Tomb by Carlo Scarpa, and the visitor center draws from ideas and design strategies of Alvar Aalto to create something to link together the existing site and the new structure. First the site was analyzed in the same style as the previous project, and through that infor-mation was drawn a place for the build-ing and what characteristics of it would help connect it back to the site and avoid an arbitrary intervention. The visitor cen-ter needed to accomodate a variety of functions, including the traditional visitor center aspects and gallery space. The following pages show site strategy dia-grams as well as the sections and mod-els of the final visitor center.

    brion cemetery visitor center

  • PUBLIC V. PRIVATE WATER

    GEOMETRY

    CIRCULATION HIERARCHY

    PROJECT SECTION A 1/8 = 1

    PROJECT SECTION C1/8 = 1

    PROJECT SECTION B1/8 = 1

    The main conceptual idea for my intervention is the connection of opposing elements to create unity. Life and death, man and nature, existing and new, built and landscape, physical and ephemeral are all brought together as one. The visitor experiences the site at three levels that correspond to three distinct realms: death, life, and the afterlife. Although the cemetery symbol-izes death, life is integrated within the site by bringing nature in direct con-tact with the visitor. Water is woven throughout the site as symbol to link the most important opposing elements, life and death. [conceptual statement]

  • SPRING 2012

    EXQUISITEOBJECT

    Our first task was to pick an exquisite object from the hardware store and draw it architecturally; this object would eventually inform our design process for the entire semester. After producing drawings of the object, we set out to make a wall-mounted museum case for it. On the next spread is the final model of the museum case with photographs of the study models below. On the op-posite page are 10 serial sections of the museum case, taken at intervals. These were then lined up in their relative plac-es along the outline of the box of the museum case, as seen in the diagram below. The two composite images are part of a digital media assignment. The first collage represents the materiality of the exquisite object, while the second represents its function.

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    DSGN-1200 / ADGM-1200 SERIAL SECTION DIAGRAM SHIRA LATCH

    Above are 10 serial sections of the museum case, taken at in-tervals. These were then lined up in their relative places along the outline of the box of the museum case, as seen in the dia-gram below. The two composite images are part of a digital media assignment. The first collage represents the materiality of the exquisite object, while the second represents its function.

  • SPRING 2012

    FRERET ST.FTE

    Located on the newly redeveloped Frer-et Street, the site for this project was a currently empty lot. The idea was to take inspiration from the exquisite object proj-ect and design a multi-program building to occupy the site and draw members of the community in to shop, eat, and enjoy art. On the opposite page there is a dia-gram of the various elevation conditions of the site, and below that is the final ele-vation rendering of the final building de-sign. To the far left are details of the final model. Below, the serial sections from the previous project were pochd in various ways to begin generating ideas for this next part of the design process. Both these modified sections and the original museum case design inspired the design for the final building, whose section is seen above.

  • COMPRESSIONEXPANSION

    RICHARD DIEBENKORN OCEAN HORIZON

    LOUISE NEVELSONROYAL TIDE I

    GERHARD RICHTERCLAUDIUS

    FIRST FLOOR PLAN1/8 = 1-0

    LOBBY

    BOOKSTORE

    CAFE

    GALLERY

    OUTDOOR GARDEN

    MEETING ROOM

    ADMIN OFFICE

    BATHROOM

    STORAGE

    DIAGRAM

    SECTION A1/8 = 1-0

    SECTION C1/8 = 1-0

    FRERET STREET ELEVATION1/8 = 1-0

    SECTION B1/8 = 1-0

    SECOND FLOOR PLAN1/8 = 1-0

  • BUILDING FABRIC & TOPOGRAPHY scale 1:60,000

    CITYANALYSIS

    FALL 2012

    This project was an analysis of the city of New Orleans that increased in scale, be-ginning with a macro view of the entire area showing the curve of the river, then zooming in to one neighborhood and eventually one block with one site. The majority of the project included mapping analysis, followed by synthesis of these analytical maps. The lower map shows a progression of the expansion of the building fabric from the 1800s to today, while the upper map has increased in scale to show the Central City neighbor-hood surrounding the site. The opposite page contains the model of the areas surrounding the streets of OC Haley, St. Charles, Magazine, and Julia which contain the most art-related centers, represented by pinpoints on the build-ing fabric. The following pages show the plates, containing more analytical info of the city, on the far left. The rest of the im-ages are of the final model.

  • FALL 2012

    MUSEUM OFTHE CITY

    In this collaborative project between myself and 2 other classmates, the city analysis from the previous project was used to make a museum in the area that had just been analyzed. There was no given program beyond the requirement of 4 walls: Wall of the Surveyor, City, Books, and Light. These programmatic elements were given certain character-istics, such as the wall of books being heavy and archival. These 4 walls were meant to be integrated seamlessly with each other, with no extra building piec-es that were not somehow derived from these original 4 walls. The original wall of the surveyor model, derived from the overlap of the groups separate city anal-ysis models, is shown on the top of the next left-hand page. The parti process models are shown in the row below. The final parti model is on the bottom left, while the rest of the images, including the ones on this page, show the final model and drawings.

  • 2012, 2013

    DIGITALMEDIA

    ADGM 3200-01 Digital Media III: Advanced Computer Modeling Tulane School of Architecture _ Spring 2013

    FOLD / UNFOLDAssignment _01

    NAME: SHIRA LATCHTA: FINAN 1/2

    ADGM 3200-01 Digital Media III: Advanced Computer Modeling Tulane School of Architecture _ Spring 2013

    PARAMETRIC SURFACEAssignment _02

    NAME: Shira LatchTA: Michelle Finan 1/2ADGM 3200-01

    Digital Media III: Advanced Computer Modeling Tulane School of Architecture _ Spring 2013

    PARAMETRIC SURFACEAssignment _02

    NAME: Shira LatchTA: Michelle Finan 1/2

    These pages show some work produced for digital media class. The project on this page was manipulating a cube in Rhino, a 3-dimensional NURBS modeling software. The highlighted portions show what is currently being modified. All of these modifications end with the result-ing pavilion shape shown larger in the bottom right corner. The opposite page shows more Rhino work; the left project, fold, concerned making a 3-dimension-al model and then unrolling it with the software in order to make a laser cut file that could then be easily assembled to make the computer model into a physi-cal model. The right project, parametric surface, was concerned with making a component that would then be repeated in order to cover a curved surface.

  • 2011, 2012, 2013

    EXTRACURRICULARDESIGN

    As a student at Tulane University, I have had many great opportunites to partici-pate in design-build projects. I feel like this is especially valuable because not only are these projects designed, like in studio, but they are also realized and built for other people to experience. The project on this page is the winning entry from the Voodoo Pavilion Design contest in 2011. The opposite page shows the sukkah projects of 2012 and 2013 (Suk-kah 5.0 and 6.0), which were designed and built in accordance to Jewish law.

  • SPRING 2013

    PNEUMATICSTRUCTURE

    13-10

    30-9

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    11-6

    Every year, the Tulane School of Archi-tecture hosts a program called A-Week, where visiting architects come to help students design and build a project in a short time period. This year the week was reduced to a three-day weekend. The workshops started software tutori-als on Friday morning and finshed con-struction by Sunday night. I participated in the pneumatics workshop, where we used Modo and 123D Make, along with Rhino, to design and build a pneumatic structure, seen here. The structure was built from traced pieces of plastic, which were cut out to precise shapes and taped together to form this structure, which was then inflated with a fan and then able to be inhabited.

  • One of my passions is film photogra-phy. The color photos you see on the opposite page were developed com-mercially. The black and white photo-graphs, however, are all scans of my original darkroom prints, where the en-tire process from camera to print was done by myself. A few of my black and white photographs were recently fea-tured in a fashion and art magazine, Bay Area Cookbook. All photographs, save the ones in the sections of Extra-curricular Design and Pneumatic Struc-ture, were taken by me.

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    ONGOING