Graduate Portfolio of Branden M. Vissat: Adaption within context, adhesion to natural landscape, and perception of the human experience characterize the works that have developed over my academic career. As to prescribe a delicate approach to given situations the work speaks to respect the existing conditions while placing formal elements of shelter within the given parameters. Synopsis attempts to display this language through a collection of academic and professional works, represented through various mediums of process. Displayed graphically through diagrams, renderings, physical modeling, and photography all facets of representation attempt to illustrate a dexterity of technical and tactile design skills. As a working portfolio this provides a selective group of projects from various years, intended to show a diverse range in scale and content as to represent a comprehensive understanding of the architectural process.
S Y N O P S I S :yr1 :yr2 :yr3 :yr4 :yr5 :yr6 S Y N O P S I S a reflective body of personal academic works, condensed and selected to represent a developing architectural language i BRANDEN MICHAEL VISSAT M.ARCH University Of Kansas 13â€™ 1200 Ohio St. Apt B Lawrence, KS 66044 email@example.com 307.689.6204 ii iii Contents Monticulaire Theatre Pescarolo House OPEN Exhibition NOLA Documentary Center Ocean Centre Johnson House Resume 1 13 23 35 47 61 iv Adaption within context, adhesion to natural landscape, and perception of the human experience characterize the works that have developed over my academic career. As to prescribe a delicate approach to given situations the work speaks to respect the existing conditions while placing formal elements of shelter within the given parameters. SYNOPSIS attempts to display this language through a collection of academic and professional works , represented through various mediums of process. v Displayed graphically through diagrams, renderings, physical modeling, and photography all facets of representation attempt to illustrate a dexterity of technical and tactile design skills. As a working portfolio this provides a selective group of projects from various years, intended to show a diverse range in scale and content as to represent a comprehensive understanding of the architectural process. Observe, Critique, and Commentthe learning process never ends...... vi M O N T I C U L A I R E T H E A T R E 2 0 1 2 I N T E R N 1 Originating as a competition for a French conglomerate the Monticulaire or â€˜moundâ€™ Theatre is a reconstruction of an existing community film house. Located on Lake Geneva in the historic village of Nyon, Switzerland design restrictions invoked the largest challenge for the project. Respecting the neighboring residents field of view, strict height limitations were set as part of the initial design proposition. Responding we implemented the concept of a fully accessible roofplain, partitioned by extruded programmatic volumes creating several layers of inhabitable roofscape. 1 3 3 1 2 5 2 1 3 4 6 7 5 9 8 4 6 7 4 5 3 SUSTAINABILITY 1.NATURAL VENTILATION [OFFICE+APARTMENT] 5.RAIN COLLECTION [PERMEABLE STONE ROOF] 2.WOOD+GLAZING BALANCE [THERMO EFF] 6.STORMWATER+ GREY WATER RECYCLING 3.NATURAL VENTILATION [PARKING GARAGE] 7.INSULATED LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE 4.GEOTHERMAL [GRND SOURCE HEAT PUMP] PROGRAM 1.ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 2.ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 3.APARTMENTS 4.OFFICES 5.SERVICES+STORAGE 6.PARKING 7.CAFE+COFFEE SHOP 8.THEATRE FOYER 9.THEATRE 5 SOUTH ELEVATION LONGITUDINAL SECTION 6 ROOF PLAN+APT FLOOR 2 FLOOR 1+PARKING 7 9 10 11 P E S C A R O L O H O U S E 2 0 1 0 T H I R D Y E A R 13 Introduced as a vacation residence for European motorsport giant Henri Pescarolo, this home posed a freedom of hand to which had no restraints. However grounding the architecture to its unique site seemed necessary as to not disregard the inherent natural landscape. Swept directly off the ridgeline a central circulation core separates terracing forms of public and private programmatic elements, each with respective views appropriate to their use. The public divide with views to the city and marina and private views east to the landscape and ocean. 1 PROGRAMMATIC BANDS SEPARATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROGRAMMATIC ELEMENTS BY CENTRAL CIRCULATION CORE. SCALE & FORM TERRACE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VOLUMES TO COMPLEMENT SITE SLOPE CONDITION AND INTRODUCE ADJACENT OUTDOOR SPACES. VIEW RELATION CONVEX EXTERIOR WALLS - INCREASE VIEW PANORAMA. SITE INSERTION POSITIONED SO THAT ROOF EXTENTS CONTINUE RIDGELINE SO AS NOT TO DISTURB EXISTING NATURAL LANDSCAPE PROFILE. 15 N RIDGELINE CITY VIEW OCEAN VIEW S BEAULIEU-SUR MER [PUBLIC SPACE] SITE [CIRCULATION] RIDGELINE+OCEAN [PRIVATE SPACE] 16 1 2 3 6 5 4 PERSPECTIVE SECTION 1.CIRCULATION CORE 2.KITCHEN+DINING 3.MASTER SUITE 4.GUEST SUITE #1 5.OUTDOOR HALL 6.RECREATION RM 17 1 2 4 1 3 2 5 1 6 5 2 4 3 3 FLOOR 3 1.SHOWROOM 2.ENTRY 3.VIEWING DECK FLOOR 2 1.KITCHEN+DINING 2.PUBLIC DECK 3.MASTER SUITE 4.MASTER BATH 5.BALCONY FLOOR 1 1.RECREATION RM 2.DARK ROOM 3.GUEST SUITE #1 4.GUEST BATH 5.GUEST SUITE #2 6.GUEST 18 19 20 CONCEPT SKETCH 22 O P E N E X H I B I T I O N 2 0 1 2 I N T E R N 23 OPEN Exhibition @ Studio X composed a various collection of the principal Li Huâ€™s work from previous years as well as current projects still in production. My role within this consisted of the diagrammatic representation of the displayed projects down to their simplest statement. Provided with the task of a single glance understanding my role was to help observers distinguish the architectural ideas behind each project through various forms of diagrammatic representation. 1 咖啡 CAFE 空中花园 GARDEN 俱乐部 CLUB 空中花园 GARDEN 健身房 GYM 阅读室 LIBRARY 娱乐室 PLAY ROOM 商店 SHOP 员工宿舍单元 STAFF DORMITORY UNIT 25 校园院落 CAMPUS QUAD 垂直校园 VERTICAL CAMPUS 深海基地 OCEAN BASE 26 28 生态表皮 ECOLOGICAL SKIN 微型城市 MICRO CITY 原始地貌 LANDFORMS 29 水平摩天楼 HORIZONTAL SLAB 公园 PARK 都市村庄 URBAN VILLAGE 天城 SKY-CITY 600 武汉标志性建筑 WUHAN’S ICONIC TALL BUILDINGS 500 400 300 200 100 0 武汉绿地中心 武汉中心 帆塔 民生银行大厦 世贸大厦 国贸大厦 武汉长江二桥 泰合广场 武汉天城 黄鹤楼 湖北省博物馆 武昌起义军政府旧址 30 JOYEX 31 20 33 34 N O L A C E N T E R 2 0 1 2 F I F T H Y E A R 35 Within the academic comprehensive studio the NOLA Center for Performing Arts introduced a more in-depth investigation to the complete design process, supplicating more complete level of design drawing and material familiarity. Site specific to my iteration, observations while in New Orleans of the contextual shotgun row proportion influenced the design of parallel bars with intermittent green courts. Scaled up to the public functions the formation of two bars sub-divided by an amphitheatric court creates an abstract relation back to the shotgun typology. 1 TYPICAL COURTYARD CHANNEL EXTENDED PLAZA 37 39 SITE RECONNECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD 40 LATTICE MATERIAL BUILD 1.2X4 WOOD PLANK 2.ALUMINUM Z-CLIP 3.1X2 STEEL CHANNEL 4.3/4 CEMENT BOARD 5.ROCKWOOL INSULATION 6.3/4 PLAYWOOD SHEATHING 7.8IN STEEL COLUMN 8.1/16 ALUMINUM FLASHING EXTERIOR CLADDING BUILD 1.BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL 2.1/8 ANGLE CLADDING HANGER 3.ROCKWOOL INSULATION 4.3/4 PLAYWOOD SHEATHING 5.8IN STEEL COLUMN 6.2IN ACOUSTIC FIBER BOARD 7.8IN STEEL COLUMN 8.1.5X2 BRAZILIAN HARDWOOD 41 LATTICE MATERIAL BUILD 1.2X4 WOOD PLANK 2.ALUMINUM Z-CLIP 3.1X2 STEEL CHANNEL 4.3/4 CEMENT BOARD 5.ROCKWOOL INSULATION 6.3/4 PLAYWOOD SHEATHING 7.8IN STEEL COLUMN 8.1/16 ALUMINUM FLASHING EXTERIOR CLADDING BUILD 1.BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL 2.1/8 ANGLE CLADDING HANGER 3.ROCKWOOL INSULATION 4.3/4 PLAYWOOD SHEATHING 5.8IN STEEL COLUMN 6.2IN ACOUSTIC FIBER BOARD 7.8IN STEEL COLUMN 8.1.5X2 BRAZILIAN HARDWOOD 42 43 44 45 22 O C E A N C E N T R E 2 0 1 2 S I X T H H Y E A R 47 Ocean Centre as a primary concept drives to become a vertical campus, elevating vertical volumes of laboratories and classrooms, separated by outdoor inhabitable green space. At the time of my involvement facade treatments were still undecided so I was placed upon a team tasked with enclosing the space. Gaining experience in public budget constraints and feasibility we were able to implement a varying louver systems and port hole window treatments for the buildings facade. 1 校园院落 CAMPUS QUAD CAMPUS QUAD VERTICLE CAMPUS 垂直校园 VERTICAL CAMPUS 深海基地 OCEAN BASE OCEAN BASE 49 50 功能分布 PROGRAM 办公区 OFFICE BLOCKS 实验研究区 LABORATORY 公共活动交流区 CLASSROOMS 辅助服务区 PUBLIC SPACE 52 700 600 500 400 700 600 500 400 OCEANIC LIGHT SPECTRUM DEPTH PROJECTION 53 54 55 56 57 INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR EDUCATIONAL SPACES 58 59 J O H N S O N A D D I T I O N 2 0 0 9 F I R S T Y E A R 61 The Johnson Residence addition was the first architectural project of my career. Tasked with placing an adjacent new construction of the same footprint of the existing house we were initially influenced by precedents of aeronautics, automobiles, billboards, and barns. As an initial attempt at architecture we were restricted from computers to only sketches and a final model. Restricted methods such as this has informed my initial process for all projects that unfolded afterwards, regressing from computers until the architectural idea is solidified. 1 23 64 65 66 67 68 69 1 71 72 OPEN Architecture T2-2501, Modern MOMA, No.1 Xiangheyuan Road, Dongcheng District Beijing, China 100028 +86.10.8440.7533 -Intern Architect -50-60hr per/wk Aug. 2012- Dec. 2012 KU Memorial Unions + KU Bookstore Aug. 2010- Aug 1013 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66044 785.864.5697 - Gifts & Clothing Student Lead [ G&C Student Supervisor] - Floor sales - Cashier - 20-25hr per/wk Henryâ€™s on Eighth + Coffee Shop & Bar Aug. 2010- Present 11 East Eighth St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785.331.3511 - Bartender - Barback - 10-15hr per/wk Rio Tinto Energy America [Cloud Peak Energy] + Cordero Rojo Coal Mine 748 T-7 Road. Gillette, WY 307.682.8005 - Buildings and Grounds Maintenance - Summer Student Employment Program May 2008- Aug. 2008 Dec. 2008- Jan. 2009 May 2009- Aug. 2009 Schutz Foss Architects P.C May 2007- Aug. 2007 107 E. 1st St. Gillette, WY 82716 307.685.0209 - Intern - [Initial HS mentorship] 73 The University of Kansas + School of Architecture and Urban Design 1465 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 785.864.5130 - Beijing, CN Graduate Program - GPA 3.15 - Studio GPA 3.17 - AIAS - Freedom By Design - KU Climbing Club - Intramural Sports Participant - Campbell County Memorial Hospital Volunteer - Salvation Army Volunteer - RTEA Scholarship Recipient - RTEA Cordero Safety Scholarship Recipient - Gillette EDGE Scholarship Recipient Sept. 2007- Present Campbell County High School Sept. 2003- May 2007 1000 Camel Dr. Gillette, WY 82716 307.682.7247 - GPA 3.94 - Class Salutatorian - National Honor Society - Science Olympiad State Champion 2006 + 2007 - Science Olympiad National Competitor 2006 + 2007 - CCHS Varsity Soccer Player 2005 - 2007 - Campbell County Memorial Hospital Volunteer - Boy Scouts of America + Eagle Scout Technical Skills -AutoCad -3dsMax - Adobe Suite [Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, MUSE] - Revit - Sketch-Up - V-Ray - Rhino [Basic] - Microsoft Office [Word, Excel, Powerpoint] 74 postgrad... ? 19 20