RETAIL + COMMUNITY EVENT SPACE DOWNTOWN OAKLAND, CA
Located within the heart of Downtown Oakland, SoleSpace is a retail space by day and community event space by night. SIZL worked collaboratively to create a family of integrated flexible elements: solid GEOBOX , frame GEOBOX, L Shelf, and Flex Hang. This project accommodates an extreme variety of programs while using affordable construction methods. Through optimization of digital fabrication tools and development of a modular strategy, this project successfully maximizes material use, reduces installation time, and creates a design that is flexible and robust.
GEOBOX: A reconfigurable system of mobile elements designed by SIZL as flexible display, seating and space making. The GEOBOX can rotate, stack, and flip in multiple directions allowing for variation and multiplicity of patterns. With equal depth and width dimensions and concealed attachments for stability, the GEOBOX is optimized for opportunity.
Located in the mission district, this 300 SF backyard space was transformed into a tranquil garden for a couple and their pet cat. Landscape elements include: flexible center space with custom cast in place concrete pavers, low redwood deck connecting newly renovated back of house at ground floor and second floor, custom c.i.p. concrete bamboo planter with integral redwood floating bench, low planting areas and new redwood fence. Overtime the garden will become lush and vibrant creating a mix of hard and soft edges that form boundaries, places to rest and gather.
The Alameda House project is an on-going project set in two phases. Phase 1 scope of work: new - open kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, deck, exterior doors, windows and roof. Phase 2 scope of work: new landscape at front yard and backyard, new custom millwork with cnc routed pattern with fabrication by Manual Labor. Millwork includes: entry cabinetry & floating shelving, fireplace mantel, hallway cabinetry, family room cabinetry and flexible hanging system.
COMMUNITY SACRED SPACE PROTOTYPE
SIZL is working towards establishing a complete design package for the Terma Project through meaningful, rigorous research and collaborative, thoughtful design investigations. We will create a design that allows for multiple applications, activities and individual, unique intentions “to help heal the world”. Throughout this creative collaboration process with our client, we will establish the requirements for the project and determine initial project costs. As we solidify the design, we will assist with analysis of contractor and consultant information to develop a clear understanding of objectives, design intent and costs associated with the construction.
MoMA Rising Currents NEW AQUEOUS CITY
MoMA : Rising Currents Projects For New York’ s Waterfront MoMA Exhibition
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY AT PS1 MUSEUM EXHIBITION AT MoMA MARCH 24 -AUGUST 11, 2010 PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION WITH nARCHITECTS, LLC.
The core concept of this proposal is resilience. This is illustrated at two scales: 1) REGIONAL: New York City will incrementally become resilient to sea level rise and storm surges through the deployment of dynamic, multilayered, and adaptive strategies. Our notion of resilience is social and economic factors in addition to climatic criteria. This project traces a progressive extension of city life from land to water: subway stops; corridors of development and job creation towards the waterfront; new infrastructural piers/wave deflectors; a new tram loop encircling the entire New York harbor; ferry stations; infrastructural islands; inflatable barriers; housing + treatment wetlands; pervious infiltration network. These protective barriers, nodes of intensified urban programs, and networks of flows will promote human development and natural habitat to incrementally develop systemic resilience over time. 2) LOCAL: Infrastructural islands, located within the shallow areas of the estuary, create an archipelago of slowly accreting habitat. During a storm surge they also connect via inflatable barriers (“urban airbags”), forming a protective line of defense for the city’s new multilayered edge.
Caroll Gardens House
YMCA CAMP ERDMAN WAILUA, HAWAII
At its best, the playground is a zone of freedom, of exploration and phenomenological expansion. The impetus for this space was born out of a collaboration between multiple parties seeking a space for unique interactive play experiences while allowing for increased access to play in a low income area of Hawaii’s North Shore. The design work was completed over a six month period as an independent contract with KaBOOM!, a national non profit organization who provided project management collaboration. The construction was completed through efforts of volunteers over a one week period. The collaboration between multiple parties, including the community members at the YMCA, those at KaBOOM! and faculty at The University of Pennsylvania School of Design has synthesized my role as designer, project manager, and construction coordinator to be flexible and a voice for positive design practice. This playspace incorporates the underlying given constraints of topography, drainage, and existing planting while invigorating new experiential environments for children to explore. A series of wooden structures, plantings, platform stages,climbing and jumping elements are connected via a series of pathways. Thus, a social and ecological awareness is heightened through the interactive potential of the playspace.
PROJECT COMPLETION 2009
RESIDENTIAL, DUPLEX OAKLAND, CA
The Lake House is situated within the urban Grand Lake neighborhood with views of Lake Merritt. The Lake House duplex project was a complete interior renovation with multiple layers of demolition for two apartments. First floor apartment work: new open layout, kitchen, new second bedroom & bathroom, remodel existing master bath, new wood flooring. Second floor apartment work: new open layout, existing kitchen and bathrooms remodel, new wood flooring.
New York, NY
Project completed by Ten To One, Margaux Schindler involved as Project Manager.
New York, NY
Project completed by Ten To One, Margaux Schindler involved as Project Designer.
objective: investigate the fabrication of digital structures through the use of rapid prototyping and computer-aided manufacturing technologies, which offer the production of building components directly from 3D digital models. Pluripotent design strategies were developed to create a nonlinear and open ended model using Grasshopper as a tool. This new script controlled direction, density, and thickness of a set of points within a grid. Through formal and material testing, a ring system of components were developed and laser cut. Using a notching technique, each ring fit into it’s adjacent ring allowing the system to grow.
Academic Instruction CCA
Design Media / First Year Studio 3D / ID Pre College / Materiality and Space / M Arch Studio
Model by Jieru Lin, Design Media 2
Model by Jamie Nguyen, Design Media 2
Jamie Nguyen, Design Media 2
Model by Scarlett Yuling Zhang, Design Media 2
Model by Jamie Nguyen, Materiality and Space 3
Model by Scarlett Yuling Zhang, Materiality and Space 3