2011 Portfolio, Dan Rapoport
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DANRAPOPORT STUDENT OF ARCHITECTURE
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1. COLLEGE AVE. & TUNNEL ST. ENTRANCE/INDEPENDENT STUDY AREA 2 ADULT EDUCATION CLASSROOM3. CONCOURSE/HARRISON AVE. ENTRANCE4. CAFÉ
5 GALLERY6. HARRISON AVE. ENTRANCE7. VIEW FROM COLLEGE ST. TUNNEL
PHYSICAL MODEL� VIEW FROM COLLEGE ST. TUNNEL HARRISON AVE. ENTRANCE VIEW FROM PENN TOWERS
My environmental center, from entry to exit, centers on the experience of water, whether directly or indirectly. Directly, the building
basin of the marshy, leveled terracing. Indi-rectly, the visitor experiences cool river breez-es along the tiered levels while dining or sim-ply sitting to watch a presentation or see an exhibit. Finally, the structure frames views from both the interior and the exterior, of the water and the surrounding natural elements while carefully excising the “big box” stores across the river. The structure is protected by earth yet immersed in its natural surroundings and em-braces nature. While the entrance abuts the soil and landscaping, the rest of the structure
on most main areas insulate the building natu-rally during the winter, and trombe walls fac-ing the sun absorb heat during the day in the summer.
the existing topography with an added focus on the eroding effects of water on the land-scape; the contours are smoothed and simpli-
During a storm, the natural drainage of the site rides along the embedded struc-ture until it reaches a sharp drop off. Thus in a heavy rain, the exterior circulation is delineated and sheltered by walls of water, as seen above.
1927 STREAM BED
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2000 STREAM BED
1876 STREAM BED
Dan Rapoport48-300 | Fall 2010 Instructor: Jen Gallagher Coordinator: Christine Mondor
Through the process of documenting our studio’s transect, we discovered a large, fallen tree in our path. The dead tree had collapsed over a preexisting depression in the earth, and acted as a bridge across the space. It became a landmark for us as we traversed the landscape, and also became an indicator of a particular place. This installation will serve as a way for us to come to terms with the idiosyncratic qualities of this place, through understanding the spatial complexities created by the natural condition. By analyzing the sectional properties of the tree and its surrounding environment, we intend to revive the isolated location through reinvestigating the space, tracing the relationships between volumes and voids, the various
-standing the transition of textures that make up the site of the installation. If a tree falls with no one there to hear it, it might not make a sound, but here, it makes a space.
Dan Rapoport48-205 | Spring 2010Instructor: Theresa BuccoCoordinator: Jeremy Ficca CSO Art Institute Annex
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1. Section - West 6. Floor 1 Plan 2. Section - East 7. Floor 2 Plan3. Program Diagram 8. Floor 3 Plan 4. Circulation Diagram 9. Floor 4 Plan 5. Tectonic Diagram 10. Floor 5 Plan
12. First Floor Gallery 14. Exterior Garden View 16. Exterior Day View
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22. Parti Sketch
This project is a derivation of the Chicagoan grid. It is perfectly orthogonal yet irregular and rough. Concrete evokes the gritty and color highlights the important. The circulation weaves itself through
the top of the building to reduce the speed of circulation as visitor nears the theatre. The structure forces itself over the corner of Wabash and Adams and right above the L line to provide a break from the sound and wind that the train gen-
for structural support allows train passengers to determine their speed. Visitors may also pass through the open courtyard below the cantilever
In July of 2009, Buckl Architects of Easton, PA commissioned me to create several different CAD render-ings of a proposed boardroom at the nearby Hunterdon Medical Center. These renderings helped the client choose which styles and colorsheme best suited the new room. For this task I used Rhinoceros 4 to model directly from CAD documents and Vray 1.5 to render. The client chose the style and col-orscheme in the version above.
St. Luke’s Riverside Campus
In December of 2009, CMG Construction of Easton, PA commissioned me to create CAD render-ings of a renovated barn in order to win a contract. St. Luke’s, a large, local hospital was interested in using the renovated structure as an educational center for special needs children. For this task I used Rhinoceros 4 to model and Vray 1.5 to render. St. Luke’s awarded CMG the contract in March of 2009.