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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.....................slatch@tulane.eduphone...........................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