A collection of some of the design work I have done.
DESIGN BOOK / JUSTIN BIENVENU Justin Bienvenu 321.446.8923 firstname.lastname@example.org I II III 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 IV 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 02 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 The existing condition of the space looked dark, uninviting, and outdated and it was quickly realized that the interior had to become lighter and more modern.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 1 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 1 EXISTING ELEVATION Existing Plan 06 Y KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 1'-10" - ALL STANDS TO BE 1'-0" TALL 1'-10" 449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 4'-9 1/4" * GENERAL NOTE 4'-9 1/4" * GENERAL NOTE - ALL STANDS TO BE 1'-0" TALL - USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE 11" ELEC PANEL 4'-9 1/4" * 11" EDSAL 36"Wx18"D 4(VARDE SHELVING UNIT IN LIEU OF SVALBO) (2) OAK BASE CAB. WITH LAM. COUNTERTOP NEW WALLS AND DOOR ADDED TO ENCLOSE JAN. CLOSET B KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 4'-9 1/4" * 449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 11" 1 8 * MEASUREMENT ALLOWS FOR STANDS TO BE 1 SETBACK 8" FROM SIDES OF TABLE FUSTI PEDESTALS SETBACK " FROM SIDES OF TABLE 4'-9 1/4" * WATER HEATER ABOVE TUB SINK (2) EDSAL 48"Wx24"D VARDE BASE CABINET FRIGIDAIRE 1'-10" CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 JAN. LAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 11" * MEASUREMENT ALLOWS FOR STANDS TO BE (2) EDSAL 48"Wx24"D 1'-0 1/4" - USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE FUSTI PEDESTALS 1'-0 1/4" GENERAL NOTE - ALL STANDS TO BE 1'-0" TALL LEC PANEL MEZZANINE (2) WINSOME MEZZANINE 11" A EXPEDIT REPLICA PARTITION LEGEND 1'-0 1/4" EXPEDIT REPLICA 4'-9 1/4" * - USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE PARTITION LEGEND EDSAL 36"Wx18"D KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 11" KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 WHITMOR BAKER'S RCK NEW METAL STUD WALL WITH ONE LAYER OF 5/8" (2) OAK BASEWALL BOARD ON EACH SIDE, PAINTED GYPSUM CAB. WITH LAM. COUNTERTOP VARDE BASE CABINET NORDEN DT EXISTING WALLS TO REMAIN, PROVIDE NEW PAINT NEW WALLS AND DOOR ADDED TO ENCLOSE JAN. CLOSET 2 NEW METAL STUD WALL WITH ONE LAYER OF 5/8" GYPSUM WALL BOARD ON EACH SIDE, PAINTED EXISTING WALLS TO REMAIN, PROVIDE NEW PAINT PLAN DISPLAY SHELVING UNIT * MEASUREMENT ALLOWS FOR STANDS TO BE 1 SETBACK 8" FROM SIDES OF TABLE DISPLAY SHELVING UNIT PLAN 1'-5 3/8" A 3'-9 1/8" B 5ltr 5ltr VARDE SU NEW PRE-HUNG JELD-WEN 3'-0"x6'-8" LOUVER DOOR IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY HOME DEPOT NEW JELD-WEN HOLLOW CORE 2'-0"x6'-8" DOOR MODEL # 5125 IN A PAINTED WOODEN ELEVATION FRAME BY HOME DEPOT -USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE 1'-5 3/8" WATER HEATER A ABOVE TUB SINK B DOOR LEGEND B 4'-0" VARDE SU 2'-10" BASE CABINET VARDE SU FRIGIDAIRE NEW PRE-HUNG JELD-WEN 3'-0"x6'-8" LOUVER 15ltr 15ltr HOME DOOR IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY 15ltr DEPOT 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 3'-9 1/8" VARDE SU NEW JELD-WEN HOLLOW CORE 2'-0"x6'-8" DOOR A # 5125 IN A PAINTED WOODEN MODEL (2) WINSOME 15ltr FRAME BY HOME DEPOT DOOR LEGEND 1'-3 3/8" GENERAL NOTE 1'-3 3/8" GENERAL NOTE -USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE MEZZANINE EXPEDIT REPLICA ELEVATION 15ltr DISPLAY TABLE COUNT 1'-3 3/8" 6'-0 7/8" VARDE SU WHITMOR BAKER'S RCK BASE CABINET NORDEN DT 15ltr 15ltr VARDE SU 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 2 R VA DE SU EXISTING WALLS TO REMAIN, PROVIDE NEW PAINT (4) SHELVES EQUALLY SPACED TO MATCH THE EXPEDIT SHELVING UNIT 6'-0 7/8" U 15ltr (11) VARDE SHELVING UNITS @ $249.00 EA. E S RD 3'-6" VA 15ltr 5ltr DISPLAY TABLE COUNT 5ltr PARTITION LEGEND 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 KALAMAZOO OLIVE COMPANY 449 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701 (4) SHELVES EQUALLY SPACED TO MATCH THE DISPLAY SHELVING UNIT EXPEDIT SHELVING UNIT PLAN 1'-3 3/8" 15 ltr 15 ltr 4'-0" 15 ltr 15ltr 15ltr A 2'-10" WHITMOR BAKER'S RCK 15 lt VARDE SU ltr 3'-9 1/8" 15 ltr 15ltr 5ltrDE R VA 5ltr 5ltr 5ltr 5ltr ARTWORK 15 ltr 3'-9 1/8" DE R VA 3'-5 1/4" SU NEW PRE-HUNG JELD-WEN 3'-0"x6'-8" LOUVER DOOR IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY HOME DEPOT NEW JELD-WEN HOLLOW CORE 2'-0"x6'-8" DOOR MODEL # 5125 IN A PAINTED WOODEN FRAME BY HOME DEPOT 1'-5 3/8" 15 ltr 15 3'0" SU DOOR LEGEND 1'-3 3/8" GENERAL NOTE -USE WILSONART LAMINATE 7909-60 FUSION MAPLE 4'-11 1/8" B r ELEVATION 1'-3 3/8" VARDE SU 2'- 21 /8" 1:12 SLOPE 3'-6" VA 6'-0 7/8" E RD SU 3'-8 1/2" 2'-1 DISPLAY TABLE COUNT (11) VARDE SHELVING UNITS @ $249.00 EA. NEW SIGN DISPLAY NEW SIGN DISPLAY (4) SHELVES EQUALLY SPACED TO MATCH THE EXPEDIT SHELVING UNIT 15 SU ltr 10'-10" 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 15ltr 15 ARTWORK l 15 tr ltr VARDE SU R VA DE ARTWORK 15 ltr 3'-5 1/4" 15 R VA 15 ltr DE 15 SU 3'-8 5/8" EXPEDIT 10'-10" ltr ltr 1:12 SLOPE 15 ltr R VA DE 05 /8" VARDE SU 0" 3'SU Drawings for customized pedestals and shelving 4'-11 1/8" *NEW WALLS SHOWN SHADED *NEW WALLS SHOWN SHADED 2 BACK WALL ELEVATION New Floor Plan 2 BACK WALL ELEVATION 2'21 /8" NEW SIGN DISPLAY 0" 2'-1 05 /8" VARDE SU Entrance from street Sampling table View back to entry View upon entry 08 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 Closed ccup ant h Weig t of o 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. 10 Tequila N N Plan Longitudinal Section Cross Section - Closed Cross Section - Open In the Tequila Valley, Mexico 12 14 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. 16 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. 18 02 01 03 04 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. 0 25 50 100 200' N N 20 NATAORIUM PLAN 0 25 50 100 N N 22 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 email@example.com Thank you for looking at my work.