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DESIGN BOOK / JUSTIN BIENVENU

Justin Bienvenu 321.446.8923 justinbienvenu@gmail.com I

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CONTENTS

LOFTED FOR(U)M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02

KALAMAZOO OLIVE OIL CO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06

OPEN-CLOSE BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

SECTION: LOBSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

ORLANDO NATATORIUM: IN SEARCH OF THE IDEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

DODECAHEDRON VASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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DESIGN BOOK / JUSTIN BIENVENU

LOFTED FOR(U)M Whispers creep through the corridors at the University of Florida College of Architecture. They are sentences litered with why’s and if’s..... “Why is the school this way? What if it were this way?” They are telling of a lack of things; a lack that does not only include material resoures but more importantly of the immaterial. The whispers come from the lips of a student body that feels the lack and are scared of becoming apathetic toward their discipline. One morning, a professor walks outside of the administrative offices and finds a lofted form constructed of wood members strung from the ceiling of the corrdor outside of the offices. The construct undulates and moves through the corridor as if to shout, “I wil not be stil! I wil not be static!” One downward undulation scoops to form a seat; the neighboring undulations hold pieces of folded papers placed inbetween its members. The professor takes in what he is seeing and realizes what it is. He reaches for one of the pieces of paper, sits within the undulation and begins to read the complaint written.

Elevation

N N School of Architecture Building Plan

Plan

Section

Basic Section

Alignment

Loft

Contour

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The construct is suspended from the ceiling by tensile wires. 04

KALAMAZOO OLIVE OIL CO. While working at Wannemacher Jensen Architects in St. Petersburg, FL, as an architect intern I was given the responsibility to design and manage a small local project. The project initially presented a 1028 ft.2 retail space (formerly a Greek restaurant) which the client asked to be redesigned for the opening of a boutique olive oil store. The existing condition of the space looked dark, uninviting, and outdated and it was quickly realized that the interior had to become lighter and more modern. The client asked for the new design to be focused around their own personal collection of thirtyone fustis- stainless steel containers for olive oil. The fustis would present the customer the opportunity to sample a revolving cast of flavored oils from their spigots. The plan was drawn to disperse these fustis evenly throughout the space while still maintaining accessible walking space for customers.

Fustis- containers for olive oils

A concept skecth of the interior

AHU

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KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701

EXISTING DOOR TO BE REMOVED

Photos of existing space

WALLS TO BE LENGTHENED TO CREATE SMALLER OPENING

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EXISTING ELEVATION Existing Plan

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KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY

4'-9 1/4" *

4'-9 1/4" * GENERAL NOTE

1'-10"

449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701

- ALL STANDS TO BE 1'-0" TALL

11"

KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY

4'-9 1/4" *

449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701

* MEASUREMENT ALLOWS FOR STANDS TO BE SETBACK 81" FROM SIDES OF TABLE

FUSTI PEDESTALSSETBACK " FROM SIDES OF TABLE

(2) OAK BASE CAB. WITH LAM. COUNTERTOP

11"

EDSAL 36"Wx18"D

4'-9 1/4" *

11"

4(VARDE SHELVING UNIT IN LIEU OF SVALBO)

* MEASUREMENT ALLOWS FOR STANDS TO BE 1 8

LAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY NEW WALLS AND DOOR ADDED TO ENCLOSE JAN. CLOSET

4'-9 1/4" * FRIGIDAIRE

(2) EDSAL 48"Wx24"D

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MEZZANINE

(2) WINSOME

WHITMOR BAKER'S RCK

6'-0 7/8"

449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701

(4) SHELVES EQUALLY SPACED TO MATCH THE EXPEDIT SHELVING UNIT

ARTWORK

1'-5 3/8"

GENERAL NOTE -USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE

NEW JELD-WEN HOLLOW CORE 2'-0"x6'-8" DOOR MODEL # 5125 IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY HOME DEPOT

ELEVATION

1'-3 3/8"

NEW SIGN DISPLAY

NEW SIGN DISPLAY

10'-10"

(4) SHELVES EQUALLY SPACED TO MATCH THE EXPEDIT SHELVING UNIT

3'-8 5/8"

4'-11 1/8"

Drawings for customized pedestals and shelving

*NEW WALLS SHOWN SHADED

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2'/8"

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BACK WALL ELEVATION

*NEW WALLS SHOWN SHADED

2

BACK WALL ELEVATION

New Floor Plan

0"

/8"

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2'-1

1:12 SLOPE

NEW SIGN DISPLAY

VARDE SU

(4) SHELVES EQUALLY

SPACED TO MATCH THE DISPLAY SHELVING UNITEXPEDIT SHELVING UNIT PLAN

10'-10"

15ltr

1'-5 3/8"

1'-5 3/8" 6'-0 7/8"

KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY

VARDE SU

15 SU

1'-3 3/8"

1:12 SLOPE 15ltr

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VARDE SU

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2'-10" WHITMOR BAKER'S RCK

2'-

/8"

SU

ELEVATION

1'-3 3/8"

1'-3 3/8"

(11) VARDE SHELVING UNITS @ $249.00 EA.

5ltr

15ltr

-USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE

DISPLAY TABLE COUNT

5ltr

VARDE SU

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R VA

4'-11 1/8" B

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3'-9 1/8" DE R VA 3'-5 1/4"

GENERAL NOTE

EXPEDIT REPLICA

NEW PRE-HUNG JELD-WEN 3'-0"x6'-8" LOUVER DOOR IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY HOME DEPOT

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ltr

15ltr

-USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE

NEW JELD-WEN HOLLOW CORE 2'-0"x6'-8" DOOR MODEL # 5125 IN A PAINTED WOODEN ELEVATION FRAME BY HOME DEPOT

5ltr DISPLAY TABLE COUNT 5ltrLEGEND PARTITION 3'-8 1/2" (11) VARDE SHELVING UNITS @ $249.00 EA. 5ltr NEW METAL STUD WALL WITH ONE LAYER OF 5/8" GYPSUM WALL BOARD ON EACH SIDE, PAINTED

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15ltr

SU

15 ltr

15ltr

VARDE SU

NEW PRE-HUNG JELD-WEN 3'-0"x6'-8" LOUVER DOOR IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY HOME DEPOT

MEZZANINE

5ltr

1'-3 3/8"

GENERAL NOTE

DOOR LEGEND

ltr

15ltr

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PLAN

1'-3 3/8"

EXISTING WALLS TO REMAIN, PROVIDE NEW PAINT

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VARDE SU

4'-0"

15ltr

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ARTWORK

3'-9 1/8"

15ltr

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PLAN

DOOR LEGEND

3'-9 1/8"

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VARDE SU

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DISPLAY SHELVING UNIT

EXISTING WALLS TO REMAIN, PROVIDE NEW PAINT

3'-

15ltr

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ltr

NORDEN DT 15ltr

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BASE CABINET

ltr

U 15ltr (11) VARDE SHELVING UNITS @ $249.00 EA. E S RD 3'-6" VA 15ltr

449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701

* MEASUREMENT ALLOWS FOR STANDS TO BE SETBACK 81" FROM SIDES OF TABLE

DISPLAY SHELVING UNIT

WHITMOR BAKER'S RCK

2

2'-10"

15

15ltr DISPLAY TABLE COUNT

KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY

449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701

NEW METAL STUD WALL WITH ONE LAYER OF 5/8" GYPSUM WALL BOARD ON EACH SIDE, PAINTED

5ltr

EXPEDIT

BASE CABINET

VARDE SU

VARDE SU FRIGIDAIRE NEW PRE-HUNG JELD-WEN 3'-0"x6'-8" LOUVER 15ltr 15ltrBY 15ltr DOOR IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME HOME DEPOT 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 3'-9 1/8" VARDE2'-0"x6'-8" SU NEW JELD-WEN HOLLOW CORE DOOR A # 5125 IN A(2)PAINTED MODEL WOODEN WINSOME 15ltr BY HOME DEPOT FRAME

B

4'-9 1/4" *

KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY

PARTITION LEGEND

4'-0"

DOOR LEGEND B

- USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE

EXPEDIT REPLICA

11"

EDSAL 36"Wx18"D

NEW METAL STUD WALL WITH ONE LAYER OF 5/8" (2) OAK BASEWALL CAB. BOARD ON EACH SIDE, PAINTED GYPSUM WITH LAM. COUNTERTOP VARDE BASE CABINET NORDEN DT EXISTING WALLS TO REMAIN, PROVIDE NEW PAINT NEW WALLS AND DOOR ADDED TO ENCLOSE JAN. CLOSET WATER HEATER A ABOVE TUB SINK

- ALL STANDS TO BE 1'-0" TALL

1'-0 1/4"

MEZZANINE

VARDE BASE CABINET

PARTITION LEGEND

3'-6"

EXPEDIT REPLICA

6'-0 7/8"

LEC PANEL

GENERAL NOTE

11"

WATER HEATER ABOVE TUB SINK

B

1'-10"

CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 JAN.

- USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE

1'-0 1/4"

11"

ELEC PANEL

- ALL STANDS TO BE 1'-0" TALL

FUSTI PEDESTALS

- USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE

1'-0 1/4"

(2) EDSAL 48"Wx24"D

GENERAL NOTE

1'-10"

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Entrance from street

Sampling table

View back to entry

View upon entry

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OPEN

CLOSE

BOX Shading Detail Section

The Open-Close Box is a portable pavilion meant to be moved around different locales around Mexico. It provides the public with a shaded space with a pair of hammocks- an invitation for a moment to rest. However, individuals may be surprised to find that once they enter the seemingly private space and lay themselves on the hammocks, they are immediately displayed out to the general public. The hammocks are integrated with the architecture by activating a pulley system which raises shading louvers in its skin. This skin serves as a mediator between the individual and collective public with an intent to invite more people to take a rest. Hopefully, a stressed or tired individual walking by will see the activated structure and will be reminded of the benefits of rest.

Louvers raised by weight of occupant in hammock

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Open

Aluminum Shading Skin

Glulam Structure

Glass

Floor

The construction of the pavilion was informed through the tectonic theories of Gottfried Semper and Kenneth Frampton, in which an architecture based on material and structure is based upon four elements.

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Tequila

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Plan

Longitudinal Section

Cross Section - Closed

Cross Section - Open

In the Tequila Valley, Mexico

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Graphite on Watercolor Paper 12 in x 18 in

SECTION: LOBSTER This drawing was done half for fun and half in an attempt to research a dismissed topic for a thesis project: Finding Architecture in Found Objects. The drawing, though not directly “architecture�, displays qualities reminiscent of an architectural investigation. The lobster, a thing chosen randomly, is sectioned and therefore forces one to look at it apart from its graphic image- disengaging it from what we normally recognize it to be; from its lobsterness. Once sectioned, one must look at it with a more analytical eye.

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ORLANDO NATATORIUM: IN SEARCH OF THE IDEAL The artist Gerhard Richter is known for his series, Overpainted Photographs, in which images become disrupted by smudges of paint that disrupt and confuse the original meaning of the photograph. The subject becomes nullified and the viewer is forced to face an entirely new product. The imagery, meanings and landscapes of the original photograph only become fleeting memories of what once was. The history and perception of Florida shares a similiarity with Richter’s work in that it has constantly been worked over and reshaped by others’ desires. From its original legendary 1513 discovery by Ponce de Leon, it was told be home to the magical Fountain of Youth, to Flagler’s franchisement of it as the New American Riviera. In modern times, it became home to Disney World. It seems as though there has constantly been a mission to overlay the ideal upon Florida- so much so that the original Florida (whatever that may have been) has been lost in the process. This project is an illustration oh how the attempt to capture the Floridian Ideal into a site can only ever be just that- an attempt. 4.7.08, Gehrard Richter, 2008 Varnish on Color Photograph 10.1 cm x 15 cm

Orlando

N N Site: Downtown Orlando

Ponce de Leon

The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth Park

Flagler

Hotel Ponce de Leon

The American Riviera

Film

Silver Springs

The Fantastic

Site Analysis

Disney

Theme Park

Auto Society

Floridian Springs Study - looking into karst landscapes.

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01 The public is invited onto the site via sloping grounds 02 View of the public plaza 03 The site contains spaces to take in views/ A platform extends out from the upper level to look out over the plaza 04 Overall view

Sketch of initial idea of blocks inserted into manipulated landscape

The project is set in downtown Orlando, FL, between I-75 and the Parramore neighborhood. As an example of what the idealized concept of Florida may entail, the natural springs were looked at- mainly for their karst topographies, or landscapes of eroded and soluable limestone rocks. The challenge was to design a large public plaza to be used for the natatorium and also for other public events throughout the year. Being situated between a private residential neighborhood and a noisy highway informed the character of the site. The site works off of a sectional quality of the springs’ karst landscapes- some parts become sunken out of a raised site. The raised site becomes programmed for recreational sports such as basketball, tennis, running, etc. that revolve around the lower public plaza where the Natatorium is situated.

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The Dodecahedron Vase This project was rooted in the basic want to create a piece of personal decoration for a space. Its shape, being one of the platonic solids, offered up a template that was an interesting geometry formed from a basic unit-piece- the pentagon. The proper angles were found by first modeling the dodecahedron shape into Rhino and then using that information to cut the unit-pieces correctly. On their own, the petagonal unit-piece looks very basic, but when aggregated they begin to form the fascinating geometry of the dodecahedron. Finally the pieces were colored to give the vase an extra eye-catching appeal. The Dodecahedron Vase adorns an otherwise plain domestic room with a splash of color.

Pentagon Unit-Piece

Aggregation of Unit-Pieces

Half of Dodecahedron Vase

Construction Process 24

Justin Bienvenu 321.446.8923 justinbienvenu@gmail.com

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