Portfolio of Architectural Works from Spring 2008 to Spring 2011
Text of Alexander Bingham
alexanderbinghamSpring 2008 - Spring 2011
table of contents
15 A Woven Fabric of Space & Time
21 An Urban Intervention
29 Seeing With Sound
01 Movement In Space Over Time
05 Horizon + Zenith
07 Lumen Museum
09 Aquatic Center Roof Structure
11 Modular Market Stall
Depictions of evental space of dorm room with the consideration of frequency and duration “But how could the camera be made to emulate the graphic method and record movement as a constant sinuous passage in time and space?” From “The Diagram” in The Deleuze Reader
movement in space over timeSpring 08, Professor Rex, Studio I
Image analysis of spatial events in the physical world drawing out tectonic conditions and material presence within a certain site condition
horizonFall 09, Professor Taylor, Studio II
Diagramatical deconstruction of parti elements of both the horizon and zenith of a photographic montage containing ten pictures
horizon + zenithFall 09, Professor Taylor, Studio II
Translation of If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty into a children’s museum by understanding, analyzing, articulation, and synthesizing the structures and emotions of the narrative with an emphasis on light
lumen museumSpring 09, Professor Ajlouni, Studio III
Narrative Drawings track the emotion and tone of the book with color, texture, and edge quality as the narrative changes.
A study in structure and connections in which a catenary tubular steel arch spans the 159’ length allowing an open but contained space inside that is naturally ventilated and lit by a dynamic system of louvers
aquatic center roof structureFall 10, Professor Aranha, Studio IV
PERSPECTIVE SECTIONALEXANDER BINGHAM SCALE 1”= 1’
1 Steel wide �ange I -beam 2 Wood rectangular section joist3 Wood rectangular section �ooring4 Steel base plate to concrete pier5 Square section steel framing louver 6 Tubular structure steel, rectangular in section7 Square section steel framing hinge door8 Translucent polycarbonate roof panel, 44% Light Transmission9 Square poplar wood
modular market stallFall 09, Professor Aranha, Studio IV
Frozen movement both from the walking and driving perspectives created by the rhythm of the wood cladding strokes and the resulting shear slant /// of a force acting on a corner of a box. The stall’s structure captures the domino effect in action
NORTH ELEVATIONALEXANDER BINGHAM SCALE 1/2”= 1’
1’ SECTION A-AALEXANDER BINGHAM SCALE 1/2”= 1’
1 Hinged door swings open and slides back on track into roof pocket2 Translucent polycarbonate roof panel 44% light transmission3 Fixed track sliding door
EAST ELEVATIONALEXANDER BINGHAM SCALE 1/2”= 1’
Section1 Steel wide flange I - beam2 Wood rectangular section joist3 Wood rectangular section flooring4 Steel base plate to concrete pier5 Square section steel framing louver6 Tubular structure steel, rectangular in section7 Square section steel framing hinge door8 44% light transmission polycarbonate roof panel
The relationship of amalgamated modules create a sense of place sheltered by over hanging louvers and pocket garage doors that can be opened or closed depending on the environment
Between 1902 and 1905 Albert Einstein lived and worked as a patent clerk for the government of Switzerland in Bern. During this time he developed his revolutionary theory of relativity. This project is the response to the hypothetical burning of his house. Einstein’s theory of Relativity unites time, space, and matter into one idea. By making similar connections one can equate volume to the duration of time spent by an individual at a specific location where like the surface of a trampoline, a unified fabric is warped and stretched in space.
a Woven fabric of space & timeSpring 10, Professor Flueckiger, Studio V
volume squared = duration of time x individual
FormulaEinstein’s theory of Relativity unites time, space, and matter into one idea. By making similar con-nections one can equate volume to the duration of time spent by an individual at a specific location where like the surface of a trampo-line, a unified fabric is warped and stretched in space.
3/8in steel rod
6in diameter hydraulic cylinder
DuPont ETPV Engineering Thermoplastic Vulcanizate
This grid of 4 x 4in cubes is made from a �exible rubber-like material that has the properties of high-end elastomers allowing for high tensile strength and elongation.
Dynamic SurfaceHydraulic rods extend or contract affecting the shape of walls and corresponding space in response to the proximity and location of people .
A responsive environmentAs one walks through the museum they are embraced by the surrounding walls and ceiling that sense their presence and extend hydraulically to their location.
The fashion district in northern Paris as it exist is lost in an urban fabric focused on whole selling in a fast paced un-personable environment. There was no concern for the individual. To revitalize this part of Paris an urban diversification of both the economy and the population was needed.
By constructing a mix use tree lined boulevard that extends axially from the Port Saint-Denis south to Rue Reaumur will provide a valued place of congregation that connects and creates a strong centered community.
an urban interventionSummer 10, Professors Ellis & Vernooy, Studio VI
1’0 1/10”= 1’
STUDIO VI URBAN DESIGNPARIS, 2010VERNOOY, ELLIS, SHARP
PASSAGE DU CAIREDETAIL, SECTION & BAY BBINGHAM, SLAGLE
rusticated portland limestone
brick with concrete �ll
double pane glass
beveled 1/2” glass
mahogany wood frame
15’ o.c.concrete foundation
1’0 1/16”= 1’
STUDIO VI URBAN DESIGNPARIS, 2010VERNOOY, ELLIS, SHARP
rue de saint denis
PASSAGE DU CAIREPLAN OF PLACE DU CAIRE BINGHAM, SLAGLE
LEFT SIDE ELEVATION: ARIGHT SIDE ELEVATION: B
Metro SketchesSketches of Parisians done while riding the subway in Paris. (pen & ink 5.5” x 3.5”)Eames Power of TenFirst slide from the Eames movie “Power of Ten”(water color on wood 12” x 12”)
delineationFall 09 - Summer 10
A brilliant radiance beams from the first floor of the architecture building. As you approach, the glow slowly materializes into 2112 suspended luminous tubes. You become lost in the abundance. The space is a dynamic, temporary index. It is a reference to the person in it.
One week competition. Received third year overall winners and Dean’s Choice award. Group Members:Kiowa Sibley - CutforthSamuel CappsAlexander Bingham
Written using Processing this application tracks the brightest pixel from a live video source and plays a corresponding sound depending on the position of the pixel on the image. Using a light such as a cell phone, users were able to control the pitch of the instrument of their choice.
seeing With soundFall 2010, Professor Park, Neoteric Dimernsion
EmergenceSpace is formed by manipulation of select control points.(Independent Research Fall 10)