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Brittany Henderson Dhawan

Brittany Henderson Dhawan

Alameda, CA, US

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Front Perspective of the Building from Sunset Boulevard, looking East
Front Perspective of the Building from Sunset Boulevard, looking East
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This is my studio project with Dr. David Gerber at USC from Fall 2011.  It is a 12-story Midrise for the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, at the intersection of Holloway and Sunset Boulevards.  The proposed program is a hybrid between a Talent Agency office space, a health spa, a nightclub, and a certain amount of retail space. 

My concept was to make the form of the building into the Body form, and the exterior skin to be a dress for the body.  Its meant to evoke the images of Hollywood, of fashion, of image, of superficiality.  Yet also, provide interesting spaces that do evoke the depth desired in the human psyche.

This project also took on a significant amount of research into the new plug-in for grasshopper called Kangaroo.  It is a live physics simulation engine for Rhino / grasshopper. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: West Hollywood, CA, US

 
Bird's Eye from the West
Bird's Eye from the West
Bird's Eye from South East
Bird's Eye from South East
Screening Room with Kangaroo derived fabric ceiling and inner mesh atrium visible with screen up
Screening Room with Kangaroo derived fabric ceiling and inner mesh atrium visible with screen up
View from inside the Nightclub / Bar at the top 2 floors of the building
View from inside the Nightclub / Bar at the top 2 floors of the building
Health Spa Rendering
Health Spa Rendering
Outer Mesh assembly diagram
Outer Mesh assembly diagram
Inner Mesh Assembly Diagram
Inner Mesh Assembly Diagram
Floor Plan from 6th Floor with Screening Room
Floor Plan from 6th Floor with Screening Room
Cross Section
Cross Section
3d Section detail diagram
3d Section detail diagram
3d print of full building
3d print of full building
detail section model
detail section model

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