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  • Robotic Arm Fabrication

    Our intention for the coffee table is to successful replicate a module, based on Evan Douglis's Displaycase Membrane. We were looking at how a hot wire could excavate foam without milling. We didn't want a long insubstantial mass, so we looked at how we could provide variety to the table top. This is that exploration. Moving forward, I think we could move from a radial hot wire - to a linear hot wire cutter that can take a profile and stretch it out.

    Diagram of cuts Hot Wire Radial


    Robotic Arm Radial Foam Cutter





    Robotic Arm Attachment









    The idea of this hot wire cutter is to have the ability to reach behind the material to create super amorphic shapes. Unlike a router attachment that can only affect the surface, and has a difficult time reaching behind material. The advantage of a kinetic hot wire, is that you can expand and contract the wire, which will change the overall shape of the hotwire. The rigidity of a flat wire allows the contraction of the shape to return to its initial destination.

    Diagram of Kinectic Hot Wire

















  • Life Center in Needham, MA

    The Life Center in Needham, MA seeks to create a more vibrant downtown - shopping, eating, art, and theatre. The site is situated on what is now Greene’s Field Park. This park has defined the boundary of the Urban and Suburban since its inception by the Greene’s’ in 1989. The...


  • Life Center Diagrams & Massing


  • Life Center in Needham, MA

    The site is situated on what is now Greene's Field Park. The town has been in debate the past twenty years on whether or not to fund a senior center in Needham, MA. What has made the debate even worse is the site selected. The park selected would eliminate the current open space, and allocate...


  • Chinatown Urban Cultural Center :: Boston, MA

    Site plan and Concept The site is situated adjacent to two historical districts - Chinatown and the Leather District. The asian people utilize the public fountain just north of the site, by putting their feet into the the faux stream filled black river stones. The leather district still has light...


  • BCN Sustainable Transport Center

    Architecture is a reflection of culture, and sustainable architecture is a reflection of a sustainable culture. From the beginning our team has discussed the importance of aiming to achieve not only and sustainable transportation center within a unique city but to create a unique urban experience...


  • Studio B-1 Boat House Project

    This boat house is for the primary use of the public. It should not stand as a monument to boat storage, but to accommodate those who watch the boats in action. I am trying to create the maximum seating and viewing areas of the water, while tucking the boat storage away. The experience of the site...


  • UCF Athletic Complex

    While walking down east plaza drive toward victory lane I noticed that it becomes difficult to recognize a clear path to the entry of the Baseball stadium. I could see clearly that the stadium sat behind this structure, but the direction was unclear as to turn left or right. In plan view it is...


  • Montclair University Sicily

    Architect: Christopher Janning


  • Villa Mairea Analysis


  • MOHO Modular Miami

    AIAS / Modular Building Institute: Miami Beach HotelTeam Members Thomas M. Boessel Nway Oo Robert R. Ortiz Mikkel D. StrømstadFaculty Sponsors Gabriel Bergeron Eric Nelson Moho is a new concept in the long-standing tradition of world-class Miami hotel design. Its dynamic form expresses the...


  • Sketch Problem 1

    My first sketch problem (charrette) at the BAC. I will be adding more pictures of my model in the next day or so. I have to finish up some more work before I have the time to get them prepped. Here is what I have done thus far.


  • Studio Cube

    I was asked to design a cube with 3 sets of "devices" and as an added requirement all edges had to meet properly.


  • Studio Model (Dream House)


  • Random Drawings


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