This project is a parasitic addition of an outdoor terrace and vestibule to the University of Pittsburgh's largest academic building, creating a new way for students to engage with each other and the landscape.
This model was crafted by hand to express both the physical and implied additions this project creates.
BASSWOOD, ILLUSTRATION BOARD, FOAM CORE, 1/8" scale
Thorough analysis and research of this local academic building in Pittsburgh, revealed that Posvar Hall embodies 1970s brutalist architecture. This composition is a collage of sorts that overlays information about the geometry, layout, history and intent of the building.
This image was composed using AutoCAD and Adobe Suite software to convey as much information as possible about the architecture of the building.
This drawing is an experiment in another analytique composition using rendered plans and sections to convey and highlight the proposed addition in relation to the existing building.
This image was composed using Rhinoceros, AutoCAD and Adobe Suite software to convey the proposed layout for the project.
This image shows the approach to Posvar Hall from the adjacent South Bouquet Street and an experiential composition of the new interior space created by the proposed addition to the exterior of the building (highlighted in white).
This image was modeled and rendered using Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite software to create an experiential composition of the project's new facade and interior social space.
This drawing conveys the details of construction of the proposed addition, revealing materials, construction assembly, tectonic systems, and programmatic intent and function.
This composition of rendered elevation, construction detail, axonometric diagram, and analog sketches were created using Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite software.