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aarline –– Linework of ––

AAR O N KUEHN aarline.info (478) AAR-LINE

The following pages contain examples of my drawing for graphic and built works. Included are concept sketches, 3D rendering, architectural drafting, model building, and graphic design, as well as photographic documentation.

These projects are the collaborative work of groups of talented people and are beyond the scope of one person, or one portfolio. The selections include portions of projects I have significant authorship of, but my work is only possible thanks to brilliant creative partners including: Keith Greco, Peter & Electra Lang, Alberto Miyares, Stephen Mar, Patrick Shearn, Joscha Ramhorst, David Luckenbill, Leo Ramos, Jochen Ziems, Somerset Waters, Jimmy Lizama, Orchid Velasquez, and my son, Bucky.


TRON E3 - 2010 (master control) Los Angeles Convention Center disney

Concept sketch


Disney E3 - 2009 (expo-nential) Los Angeles Convention Center

3D Rendering

General elevation

Tabletop model

The Electronic En-

tertainment Expo is a hypercompetitive video game trade show saturated with towering video displays and sound.

Disney’s re-emer-

gence into this market was a comforting sanctuary from chaos, while still winning the game of attraction.


First-of-it’s-kind

giant kinetic installation with dynamic fluidity of form reflecting the customizable play-style of a new type of Disney game.

The printed fa-

cades mounted to motorized scrollers transform the look along with colorchanging backlighting in-

Toy Story 3 - Game Press day

side every printed wooden plank.

Hundreds of Pix-

ar’s creative force came

(frontierism) Pixar Studios, 2010 disney

to witness the ‘installation performance’.

Concept Sketch

Pixar Atrium Installation


This historic location where Marilyn Monroe’s curves were first pho-

tographed for Playboy was transformed into the rectilinear digs of Pictures in a Row: an advertising and film production house in Hollywood. Every window, door, floor, ceiling, wall and fixture was newly created from scratch.

New picture window connects past and present

Note the fish

scaled ceiling surrounding an automated sky-

pictures in a row (production haus)

light, from which hang twin fixtures lighting an internally wired glu-lam table, encircled by 200

736 Seward Street Los Angeles, 2008

book shelves – all hand made to the proportions PIAR - BOOKSHELVES

1 of the triple rectangle A2

REV 25

Scale: 1:100

Pictures in a Row logo. Conference room

18 3/4

Conference room wall elevations

3/4

126 13 13

60 1/2

6

20 12 7/8

6

55

13

240 1/2

315 3/4 13 13

126 13 13

13


restoration of hm #420 (beaux & arrows) 3340 Country Club SHELBURN SHELVES

Drive, 2009

revision III

Scale: 1/4" = 1'-0"

Peter & Electra Lang

3'-10"

Built-in china cabs

10 1/2"

5'-4"

7 1/2"

Built-in shelves

New kitchen tiles 9

1/

2

"

1'-2"

2 1/2"

1/

2

"

1'-4 1/4"

3 1'-

1'-1 1/4"

1'-1 1/4"

1'-1 1/4"

This Beaux-Arts mansion built in 1914

8 1/2"

10'-2 5/8"

3'-2 1/2"

12'-0 3/4" 1'-1 1/4"

12'-4 3/4"

2'-2" 1 1/4"

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be under the stewardship of Peter and Electra

11'-0"

7"

at the now center of Los Angeles, is lucky to

1'-11 3/4"

SALVIA

2"

MOUTARDE

1 1/8"

3"

3" 1'-1 1/4"

3'-0 7/8"

1'-4 3/4"

1'-4"

3"

3'-0 7/8"

2'-10"

1'-4 3/4"

Lang. A mature specimen of historic crafts-

OC

manship and building technology, the 3 story

1'-5 3/8"

6"

1"

10'-0"

2'-1"

Servant's Hall - China Case revision IX Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"

building includes a sweeping glass marquee,

RESIDENCE FOR Mr. & Mrs. PETER LANG

ON COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CAL.

ARK

a grand mirrored-staircase entry, 27 rooms,

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an enormous roof-fed cistern, and more.

Drawings were painstakingly created

for multiple new built-in cabinets, book cases, total kitchen remodeling, and secret garden as part of a loving and exacting complete building restoration.

IC

KITCHEN FLOOR TILE BORDER B RESIDENCE @ Õ & N PETER LANG on country club drive, los angeles, cal.

propose


LACBC Bikeable Bike VALET Rack

1 1/4"

111

91

/8"

5 3/4"

" 1/8 3'-9

3'-4"

1'-0 1/4"

/8"

(free parking)

Both Sides

67

3'-6 3/4"

1 1/2"

One Side Only 1'-8 3/8" 2'-1 3/8"

8'- Steel Stud

Mobile, 2008 2'-11"

los angeles

3'-2"

6 1/2"

PLYWOOD LAYOUT FOR (12) HORSES

6 1/2"

shop drawing

6 1/2"

Bike rack horses

LA Street Summit bicycle valet parking

1'-8 3/8" 2'-1 3/8"

8'-0"

4'-0"

8 1/2" 8 1/2"

coalition

5 3/4"

8 1/2"

county bicycle

1'-0 1/4"


Co-operative me-

chanical learning space where volunteers help you build and maintain

Bicycle KitcHen Bicicocina

your own custom ride, the Bicycle Kitchen is a heaven-sent community hub where the energy of the urban center is assembling and lubricating

(retro-dynamo) Eco Village / Bicycle District, 2005 bicycle kitchen not for profit cooperative

and getting true.

Capturing such

Logotype

a constructive vortex in a graphic identity, when a project is still nascent, is an opportunity to put a message to the future in the courier’s bag.

Today, the Bicycle

Kitchen and bicycle community of LA have grown exponentially together. Their location at Heliotrope and Melrose is now the Bicycle District, and the Bike Oven, and Bicrowave are radial spokes.

Cooks wrenching at mobile workshop


Red bull bar (drinks with wings) Mobile, 2009

Road-case bar 3Drendered in open configuration

•

Concept and prototype portable bar contained in a standard road-case for transport.

All over the world right now, there are needy drinkers thirsty for a Red Bull with Vodka.

Road-case bar 3Drendered in traveling configuration

Road-case bar specs TOP 54 18

BACK DROP-IN SHELVES

18

18

22

18

WINGS HINGE OUT TO FORM OPENED BASE

20 5/8

20 5/8

20 5/8

61 7/8

22

20

TOP HINGED

18

41 1/4

FRONT HINGED

3X DRAWERS

20

DECORATIVE TRIM

18

18 54

FRONT

ALL CONTAINED IN MIDDLE THIRD OF BASE

CABINET DOOR

WHEELS (NOT SHOWN)

18

SIDE


This vintage Route-

Red bull BUS

master double-decker bus was completely gutted and

(double-decked out)

transformed into a mobile VIP club for Red Bull. Fea-

Mobile, 2006

tures include:

New rear doors

Complete wet bar

Ice cooler

Downstairs lounge

Custom double decker Routemaster w/ bar, DJ booth, AV system, bathroom, & upper lounge Add-on rear doors

w/ cut-away ceiling Upstairs lounge

DJ booth

AV system

Skylights

Rest room

KG

AK

RED BULL BUS - REAR DOOR Scale: 1" = 1'-0"

1'-11 1/8"

• •

21"

2'-1 3/4"

15"

Tinted windows

1'-8"

2'-0"

Red Bull paint-job Silver vinyl graphics

77 3/8"

4'-1 3/4" 6"

21 1/2"

1'-7 7/8"

9 3/4"

6 1/4"

1'-11 3/4"

3'-3 3/8"

23 3/8"

24 7/8"

6"

21"

22 5/8"

Custom built-in bar

Silver cut-vinyl Red Bull side graphics installed in sections


atmosphere 88’ GEO dome

88’ DOME WITH PARTIAL SKIN OPTIONS

(synergetic) Mobile, 2007 1

poetic kinetics

88’ DOME WITH PARTIAL SKIN OPTIONS

88’ DOME WITH PARTIAL SKIN OPTIONS

/ dome guys Dome-based aerial theater proposal 1

88’ DOME WITH PARTIAL SKIN OPTIONS

32 1

Alternative partial skin elevations

1 3

2 4 3

3

4

The Geodesic Dome is the strongest, lightest, and

most efficient means of enclosing space yet known to man, it Dome at Coachella

also looks really cool, making it ideal for event construction. Working with domes, however, requires 3D planning, with sloping walls and ceilings, strut length variation, and a 5-sided layout. What’s your frequency?


The world’s

largest marionettes and an aerialist butterfly perform

Terracotta Warrior & Girl

suspended from mobile cranes for throngs of Olympic Spectators

This Roy-

al de Luxe inspired street theater was designed in California, and construct-

(monu-mental)

Beijing Olympics 2008 johnson & johnson Daily outdoor marionette performances during Olympics

ed in China, where it is now on display in the Terra-cotta Warrior Museum.

Pictures

are the only universal language making international art like this possible.

Custom aerial rigging apparatus


Gear CNC file

the new garde (multi-modal)

•

Runway shows are fertile

ground for theatrical performance experiment.

MOCA Temporary Contemporary Los Angeles, 2005 gen art

1"

6 1/4"

1 1/4"

2"

3 5/8"

4'-0"

4'-0"

6'-0"

Aerial ring

2'-0"

5'-7 1/2"

Gears as fashion accessory

1/2"

2" Tubing

1'-4"


Logotype

Orchid violet (hyper-natural)

Pioneering independent

craft commerce in Los Angeles since

Silverlake, 2004 orquidia violeta

2000, Orquidia Violeta Velasquez sews unique wearable art for women.

The flower logo and custom

typeface are synthetic approximations of the chaotic patterns responsible for an orchid’s allure.

Outfitted in Orquidia Violeta top & bottom, descending into LA’s art underground


memoirs of a geisha premiere (western eastern) Central Park Boathouse New York, 2005 columbia pictures / dreamworks

32 person tatami seating - 3D render

•

The exquisite beauty of this period-film was delicately captured in simple seating ar-

rangements and shoji screen walls, totally transforming New York’s Central Park Boathouse Seating becomes environment

into 1929 Kyoto.


A giganEXIT 4x4

4x4

4x4

RESTROOMS

18' BAR

EXIT

4x4

6" 8'-

8'6"

EXIT

prey on the dance

4x4

6'-0"

8'

4x4 4x4

8'

8' 6'-0"

16

4x4

EXIT

84' BACK D ROP

val, Queens, 2007

112'

CAM

cunningly placed

Tribeca Film Festi-

D ROP BACK

REV B15

106'-6"

EXIT

food buffets are

(plan noir)

4x4

8'

T FE UF

'B

'B

8'

UF FE T

4x4 16

floor with it’s laser eyes. The delicious

SpiderMan 3 Premiere

48'-0"

BA

32'-0"

4x4

ready to ensnare

' 84 OP DR CK

4x4

EXIT

tic truss spider is

6'-0"

CAM 16'

8'

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16'

8'

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columbia

GAME

8'

36' DIA. DANCEFLOOR

pictures

217'-0"

6'-0"

8'

8' 8'

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easy access to all

16'

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16'

8' DJ

8' B UFF ET

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6'-0"

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4x4

environment is a

Spidey’s mask

25

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45°

22.5°

80'-2"

12 '-0 "

75

8' 24 ' BU FFE T 8' 5'-0 "

110'-6"

1" = 25'

6'-1"

" '-0 12

58'-0"

element in a built

Scale: 1:300

ed or subtracted

SPM3_NY_FLOORPLAN

Each add-

1'-10"

8'

29'-6"

8' T FFE ' BU 24

the 2000 guests.

8'

14' DIA. BAR

40

under each leg for

design opportuni-

EXIT 60'-0"

60'-0"

Spider truss awaits

120'-0"

ty. The goal is to compose all the elements into one unified design, magnifying the impact of each element, which in event construction, with limited time and resources, is critical for survival.

arrivals


Chuppah dome waterjet CNC file with 2500 crystal mounting holes

jennifer Lustig Wedding (faithful)

•

Marriage is a heavy

proposition, but thousands of Swarovski crystals are heavier. You don’t want to take chances with this much hanging over

Los Angeles, 2008

your head. Careful planning and quality fabrication could save your marriage.

Chuppah covered in swarovski crystals, orchids & roses


Princess lulwa Al-Thani Wedding (arabesque) Amiri Palace Doha, Qatar, 2009 emirate of qatar Dance floor & bridal arch construction Printed graphics to bridge video dancefloor, floral surround, and chandelier columns Seating & floral plan

The white hori-

lows those who struggle. Don’t sweat it,

SECTION B2 (10) TABLES (100) GUESTS SECTION B (29) TABLES

2

SERVICE ENTRANCE

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SECTION C (26) TABLES

SECTION C (26) TABLES (260) GUESTS

keeping cool.

SERVICE ENTRANCE

AC AC EMERGENCY EXIT

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PINK LACE BAND LINEN

FLORALS: (11) #1, (12) #2, (6) #Tall

PINK CUT-OUT LINEN

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4Mx4M ICE BAR

ARCHWAY

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FLORALS: (11) #1, (9) #2, (6) #Tall

desert survival requires

BRIDAL ARCH

ARCHWAY

SECTION D (29) TABLES SERVICE ENTRANCE

PINK LACE BAND LINEN

FLORALS: (12) #1, (11) #2, (6) #Tall SECTION D (29) TABLES (290) GUESTS

2 ARCHWAY

rage. Quicksand swal-

SECTION A1 (13) TABLES (130) GUESTS

AC AC

elusive oasis is a mi-

SECTION B3 (6) TABLES (60) GUESTS

MIRIAM'S CHILDREN'S AREA

ARCHWAY

zons disorient you. The

SECTION B1 (13) TABLES (130) GUESTS

ARCHWAY

AC AC EMERGENCY EXIT

ARCHWAY

ENTRANCE ARCH

4Mx4M ICE BAR

111 GUEST TABLES X (10 GUESTS PER TABLE) = 1,110 GUESTS 8-12 GUESTS AT HEAD TABLE = MAX TOTAL : 1,122 GUESTS PROJECT:

DRAWING TITLE:

DRAWN BY:

DATE:

SCALE:

QATAR WEDDING 2009

FLORAL STUDY

AK

12/14/09

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KA Premiere (tribal) Las Vegas, 2005 cirque du soleil

After-party performance rehearsal is partly cloudy

Cloud installation diagram plan and elevation

A giant cloud conceals the enormous MGM

Grand Garden Arena’s ceiling, the event’s vast array of lighting, sound, and the 360° video projection system. The could also act as a vertical backstage apron for aerial performers to bungee jump through costumed as rain drops. Each cloudlet is simply constructed from a single PVC pole, a piece of fabric and some fishing line. Simple, affordable, enormous, and effective.


13'

5' 8' 4'

The Beatles LOVE Premiere (pepperlanding)

1'

2'

11'

2'

3'

1'

4'

24'

Los Vegas, 2006 Cirque Apple Creation Partnership

Aluminum frame & skin CAD model

Sea of holes dance floor revealed

Gala guests with LOVE & PEACE

Cirque du Soleil’s all-night premiere parties

are packed with tricks and treats and thousands of guests. The LOVE Premiere Gala surprised everyone in pepperland when the technicolor walls fell away revealing a blistering ‘sea of holes’ dance floor. Leading the procession through the portal was a life-size plush yellow submarine.


Photography

4. Kristen Erickson 6. flickr: Mulling It Over 9. Aaron Kuehn; CNET 10. Peter Lang 11. Peter Lang 12. Gary Kavanagh 13. Emma Ceddia 15. Aaron Kuehn 16. Dome Guys 17. flickr: Bankai 18. Aaron Kuehn 19: Melanie Gordon; Reyes Rodriguez, 20. Benarroch Productions 21. Benarroch Productions 22. Preston Bailey 23. Aaron Kuehn 24. Aaron Kuehn 25. CĂŠline Courchesne; flickr: guru.metal

Software

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Google Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite


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