Sunday, April 1, 2012

Architectural Technology and Design Development Work


Architectural Technology V - Unitized Trombe Curtain Wall Analysis and Assembly
Detailed design development of a unitized curtain wall system that employs embedded hydronic tubing within precast concrete, thermal mass panels to perform as a  Modern Trombe Wall System.  Precise calculations of the year-round solar path for the building's orientation were analyzed against average temperatures for the Bronx site to determine an optimal sunshade design which effectively turns the passive heating system 'off' during months in which heating is not required.  Careful consideration was given for how to integrate this system with the building's structure and construction sequencing.




Animated Analysis of The New York Times Building's Unitized Curtain Wall System
A comprehensive analysis of The New York Times Building's unitized curtain wall system - from the fabrication of the individual units, to the construction sequence of their installation, to the integral relationship of the envelope to the mechanical systems of the building.  
(Note: Work by Michael H. Marsh begins at 2:17 and includes 'The Unit,' 'The Facade,' and 'The Mechanical' segments.  'The Structure' segment was created by Jason Roberts)






CATIA-based Spring '11 Columbia Building Intelligence Project Studio
A narrated presentation of the final review group work for the Spring '11 Columbia Building Intelligence Project.  The project analyzed a public high school located in Long Island to develop a prototypical strategy in which new construction is permitted only in proportion to increased efficiency of the environmental performance of the existing school, through a 1:1 energy exchange.
The parametric potential of the CATIA software is employed to continually assess the formal, environmental, programmatic, and financial implications of multiple design iterations through real-time feedback from the software.



Sectional Analysis of New York Times Double-Skin Curtain Wall




Fall '10 Housing Studio Concept Image
Rather than proposing a tabula-rasa clearance of the dozens of existing rail tracks at the ground level of the Hoboken Terminal site, this housing project argued for embracing the tangled network of the transportation hub as a new approach to housing development.  Drawing inspiration from the gradient of ecology that exists among the vertical layers of rainforests, this proposal sought to develop a housing typology in dialogue with the complex dynamics of a city in perpetual motion.  Formally, a system of trusses span horizontally between vertical circulation towers located throughout the site, which allow light and air to filter through to the ground and subterranean spaces.  Acknowledging the current economic recession, this project further argues for an incremental approach that facilitates construction on an as-needed basis; allowing the transit, entertainment, and living complex to evolve over time.





Fall '10 Housing Studio Core and Mezzanine System





Fall '10 Housing Studio Unit Plans and Sections






Freelance Work Assembling a Business Plan for a Factory to Youth Hostel Conversion
Samples from a 60 page business plan including renderings, diagrams and axonometric floor plans for the proposed factory conversion.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 China Lab - Adaptive Reuse of Hubei Village, Shenzhen, China


A case is made for the economic and cultural viability of the only remaining historic fabric within the urban juggernaut of Shenzhen, China. The human-scaled alleyways of Hubei Village are preserved and intensified into a three-dimensional meandering experience, which offers a unique prototype for expanding the vibrancy of the existing informal market.  This model sharply contrasts with the typical mega-block shopping mall typology, while still offering a mechanism for expanding the restrictive footprint of the cottages, which would otherwise prove impractical for most store-front needs.  An additional layer of residential life can symbiotically exist on the upper levels of these structures and through a percentage of the cottages which remain entirely residential. This compromise allows for necessary upgrades in sanitation and infrastructure without total annihilation of the unique material and formal qualities of the historic village.







Wednesday, December 1, 2010

F'11 Joint Architecture/Preservation Studio - Atelier Deir Ghassaneh, West Bank, Palestine


A modular scaffolding and dormitory system is introduced to vastly expand the capacity of the non-government preservation organization RIWAQ's Conservation Workshops. The system is designed to adapt to the unique spatial conditions of the 24 historic Throne Villages located throughout the West Bank, to facilitate an ongoing international exchange program for architecture students as they collaborate with local craftsmen to survey, design and construct a network of specialized universities throughout the burgeoning new nation.




Conceptual programming realized in one iteration of the deployed system.  
Assuming a conservation workshop of 20 students, with an alternative 90 minute round-trip journey from lodging in Ramallah, introducing this on-site scaffolding/dormitory intervention would make available an additional 150 man-hours per week - resulting in an exponentially more productive conservation workshop over the duration of the village's restoration.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Built Projects and Construction Document Phase Work

Seamless Modern Interventions to a Brooklyn Heights Historic District Townhouse
|Parlor Floor Level|
Juxtaposing Modern Interventions to a Brooklyn Heights Historic District Townhouse
|Cellar and Upper Floors|











Digital Analysis of Glenn Murcutt's Simpson-Lee House


Glenn Murcutt's Simpson-Lee House Computer Animation from Michael H. Marsh on Vimeo.














Miscellaneous Investigations



Thursday, January 1, 2009

S'12 SUBMISSION FOR THE VISUAL STUDIES AWARD
MICHAEL H. MARSH
2012 Candidate for Dual M.S. Historic Preservation and M.Architecture Degrees
Columbia University GSAPP
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PROJECT 1: TROMBEHAUS Architectural Technology V - Unitized Trombe Curtain Wall Analysis and Assembly Critic: David Wallance Detailed design development of a unitized curtain wall system that employs embedded hydronic tubing within precast concrete, thermal mass panels to perform as a Modern Trombe Wall System. Precise calculations of the year-round solar path for the building's orientation were analyzed against average temperatures for the Bronx site to determine an optimal sunshade design which effectively turns the passive heating system 'off' during months in which heating is not required. Careful consideration was given for how to integrate this system with the building's structure and construction sequencing.
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PROJECT 2: NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING CURTAIN WALL - A collaborative project with Kelly Danz, Jason Roberts, and Lauren Ortega Animated Analysis of The New York Times Building's Unitized Curtain Wall System Critic: John Pachuta A comprehensive analysis of The New York Times Building's unitized curtain wall system - from the fabrication of the individual units, to the construction sequence of their installation, to the integral relationship of the envelope to the mechanical systems of the building. (Note: Work by Michael H. Marsh begins at 2:17 and includes 'The Unit,' 'The Facade,' and 'The Mechanical' segments. 'The Structure' segment was created by Jason Roberts)
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 PROJECT 3: ATELIER DEIR GHASSANEH F'11 Joint Architecture/Preservation Studio, Deir Ghassaneh, West Bank, Palestine Critics: Konyk + Tung A modular scaffolding and dormitory system is introduced to vastly expand the capacity of the non-government preservation organization RIWAQ's Conservation Workshops. The system is designed to adapt to the unique spatial conditions of the 24 historic Throne Villages located throughout the West Bank, to facilitate an ongoing international exchange program for architecture students as they collaborate with local craftsmen to survey, design and construct a network of specialized universities throughout the burgeoning new nation.
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 PROJECT 4: SOLAR PARASITE 'DASHBOARD' INTERFACE S'11 Columbia Building Intelligence Program (CBIP) Critic: Scott Marble A prototype of the 'Dashboard' interface for real-time updates of solar radiation on building surfaces, energy potential for passive heating and ventilation and comparable cost savings as compared to Con-Edison supplied power. PROJECT 5: S'11 ARCHITECTURAL DAYLIGHTING Solar Analysis of Henning Larsen's Enghoej Church - Randars, Denmark Critic: Davidson Norris An animated solar analysis of Henning Larsen's Enghoej Church
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 PROJECT 6: 1:1 ENERGY EXCHANGE - A 'BANK AND SPEND' APPROACH TO ENERGY CONSERVATION Columbia Building Intelligence Program (CBIP) - A collaborative project with Jason Roberts and Nai Wong Critic: Scott Marble CATIA used as a parametric tool for evaluating the effect of various building strategies in 'real time.'
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 PROJECT 7: PALAZZO STATI-MACCARANI Courtyard Animation, Rome, Italy Research and site survey findings of a Renaissance palazzo. Critic: Mark Rakatansky
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 PROJECT 8: A DIGITAL ANALYSIS OF GLENN MURCUTT'S SIMPSON-LEE HOUSE, Australia Final Animation for AD+R I Critic: Josh Uhl
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 PROJECT 9: CASE STUDY HOUSE #21 Final Project for Fast Forward Critic: Jason Ivaliotis
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 PROJECT 10: "Bank Job" Assignment 2 - 'Pixar-style Animation' |Faking It: Fall '10| 'One man's security is another man's prison...'
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 PROJECT 11: The 'Paparazzi Porch Light' Lighting Analysis Winner of Special Citation for Presentation Award Robert Bruce Thompson Annual Student Light Fixture Design Competition: May 15, 2010
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 PROJECT 12: $650 Billion |Faking It| F'10 Final Assignment An Animated Infographic...

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Drawing Studies



DETAIL OF FIRST SCHEME


'Fingerprint' Identity Study: Topography Lines Maintain Original Orientation in Space and Revolve Along Central Axis At 20° Increments