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Architecture & Furniture Portfolio 2010

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Aaron L. T. Lehr


BSA Eagle Project “Cedar Woodshed�

Brandywine Creek State Park, Wilmington, Delaware

The Cedar woodshed was a design-build project that I built for a state park amphitheater to house and protect the firewood supply. Before I was able to build, I had to approach local companies to donate all of the materials for the project. This included treated lumber, cedar board for the siding, and cedar shakes for the roof, adding up to almost $2,000 of donated materials.

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Fall 2005


BSA Eagle Project “Cedar Woodshed�

Brandywine Creek State Park, Wilmington, Delaware

Eagle Projects are designed to be an experience to test ones skills of leading a team to execute a project that benefits the community. This shed was more challenging than usual for a student in high school due to its scale, complexity and need to design before beginning.

Fall 2005

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Alvar Aalto’s Unbuilt Tallinn Art Museam Published In 2006-2007 Form-Z Joint Study Journel

An unbuilt project is always difficult to imagine and discuss in a realistic situation. To mitigate this situation, I created a virtual building that allows one to see how light affects the internal and external spaces. A physical model is less capable of displaying effects of realistic lighting. The addition of light allows a person to see how walls, windows and doors create a realistic space by representing light traveling through the interior space.

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Renderings

Fall 2007


Alvar Aalto’s Unbuilt Tallinn Art Museam Published In 2006-2007 Form-Z Joint Study Journel

In effect, my renderings are produced to display a variety of dynamic light conditions to show the Tallinn Art Museum concept as a physical space The unbuilt Tallinn Art Museum provided an opportunity to study the effects of sunlight and artificial light on a building. Aalto’s use of light in similar buildings allowed me to imagine how the lights would play in the unbuilt structure; whereas, the 3D rendering software allowed me to provide an image for others to view how I imagined the effect of light within the virtual building.

Fall 2007

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Nuevos Ministerios Conference Room Madrid

This exercise was to study an intervention to an historic building using drawings to reflect the design. The drawings are ink on vellum mounted to black foam core. Between the two layers is a piece of gray paper that highlights the difference between the intervention and the historic arcade. I chose this style of drawing to accent the clean lines of the intervention.

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(Drawing Exercise)

Fall 2007


Nuevos Ministerios Conference Room Madrid

The Nuevos Ministerios Conference room was an intervention to an existing arcade of windows. The architect designed the conference room below grade in a U shaped concrete platform. The concrete U is raised off of the floor by about 8 feet. This level change is connected by a large square elevating platform that creates a speaking area and connects to an old underground train station.

Fall 2007

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Collection Project

Wrapping the Building a Clear Division Between New and Old

The design is all about the new and the old. The new element slides over the old, creating an envelope acting as its own structure around the original building.

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Collection Project

Wrapping the Building a Clear Division Between New and Old

The process of the project started with a exercise using the shape of the building shown on the upper left of the page. We mimicked the pattern on the building.

Fall 2007

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Urban Mountain Bike Shop, Chelsea New York

Urban Mountain Biking is designed to bring an experience of mountain biking into Manhattan. Within the shop, the biker can challenge his skills while testing a bike. The course includes elevated ramps, teetotalers, log rides and more. One accesses the course by traveling up the large ramp on the main floor.

Section B

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Urban Mountain Bike Shop, Chelsea New York

The form creates a focal point by jutting out, creating a distinguished street presence. The rider experiences an extreme way of biking in an urban fabric by flying in and out of the shop. Dip Down Ramp From Roof

Main Shop Floor

Sails Desk

Ramp to main store floor level

Ramp to roof

Ramp From Roof

Repair Shop

Bike storage

Storage and restrooms

1st Floor Plan

Fall 2007

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Wall Pedestal

Inspired by the New Museum in New York reflecting the idea of interlocking boxes. I started experimenting with small-scale models of interlocking pedestals to relate to the puzzles displayed on the final shelf. Materials: Birch Plywood and plexy glass (14in x 10in x 12in)

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Cantilevered Coffee Table

5" 3"

7"

1'-8 1/4"

6 1/2"

The Floating Table arose from the development of the Wall Pedestal. The Table has a hard wood base and top which are connected via a vertical support for structure. The boxes in the center were designed to allow space for books, remotes, etc. Materials: Bamboo Plywood (Plyboo), African Mahogany and Plexy glass (36in x 18in x 20in) 1 1/2"

2'-3 1/2"

Winter 2008

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Ewing Music Center

Performance and practice center

The Historic house-site project is located on a terrace in Providence, RI. Preservation of the historic content and conservation of the urban space is inherent in the project.

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Ewing Music Center

Performance and practice center Flow and Spatial Diagram 2md Floor

Entrence

Administration Level

Stair 1

Resisential Suite (2nd Floor)

Stair 2

Director Office

Assistant Director Office

Elivatior

Residence Level two

Office Support

First Floor

Multipurpose Level

Conference Room Music Library

Stair 1 Resisential Suite (1st Floor)

Stair 2 Elivatior

Residence Level one

Women’s Restrooms

Mens Restrooms

The Music Center’s interaction of layers are conected by a central circulation shaft which links the historic building to the lowest floor. An addition under the existing structure is positioned so that the classroom and performance area open to the terrace.

Basemant Level

Music / Performance Level

Stair 1

Practice Room’s

Listening Room’s

Stair 2 Elivatior

Listening Room’s

Practice Room’s

Class and Performance space

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Dance Studio

Conference & Veiwing Room

EL + 13.1 Green Roof Rotating Glass Wall

Large Dance Studio Large Dance Studio

EL + 8.1

Ewing Administration Level

EL - 3.1

Fitness Studio

Ewing Intermediate Level

EL - 5.4

Small Dance Studio EL + 4.2

Student Cafe and Kitchen

Ewing Student Level

EL + 2.2

Main Lobby EL + 0

Performance Space Mechanical Room EL - 3.3

EL - 5.5

SECTION B

SECTION C EL + 0

Section A

EL - 3.3

SECTION A

Open To Below

SECTION A

EL - 5.7

SECTION B

SECTION C

Performace Space Performance Space

Main Lobby Mechanical Room

Men’s Restroom

Dressing Room/Back Stage

Basement Iso

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Women’s Restroom

1st Floor Iso

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Dance Studio

Reception

EL + 13.1

Green Roof

Green Roof

Large Dance Studio

EL + 8.1 Rotating Glass Wall

Lockers and Showers

Small Dance Studio

EL + 4.2 EL - 3.1 EL + 2.2

EL + 0

Performance Space

EL - 3.3

EL - 5.7

Section C Conference & Veiwing Room

EL + 13.1 Rotating Glass Wall

Large Dance Studio

EL + 8.1

Fitness Studio EL + 5.9 EL + 5.4 EL + 4.2

Music Class Room

EL + 3.1

Main Lobby

EL + 2.2

Restrooms

EL + .9

Benson Hall Dance Studio is located adjacent toFrazier Terrace on historic Benefit Street in Providence, RI. My intervention is a glass and concrete structure that opens onto the terrace side creating a visual connection to the outdoor area. To compliment the main structure, the small dance studio has rotating, flip-up, glass-panel walls allowing the studio to be extended onto the terrace. The Benson Studio is connected to a previous project, a music center in Ewing House. A small historic house is located above the terrace behind Benson Hall. This also takes advantage of the Frazier Terrace but opens on the terrace wall creating a performance space.

EL + 0

Mechanical Room

Section B

SECTION C

SECTION B

Dressing Room / Back Stage EL - 3.3

EL + 13.1

SECTION C

SECTION B

EL - 5.7 EL + 8.1

Green Roof

SECTION A

EL + 4.2

SECTION A

EL + 2.2

SECTION B

SECTION A

Reception SECTION B

Student Cafe and Kitchen

SECTION C

Large Dance Studio

SECTION C

Green Roof Faculty Offices

Director’s Office Conference & Viewing Room

Small Dance Studio Large Dance Studio Lockers and Showers

Fitness Studio

2nd Floor Iso

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3rd Floor Iso

4th Floor Iso

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Expansion and Growth

Downtown Providence Residence and Studio The Client

The design was to house a couple and young child. Keith is an industrial designer with a small office of three employees located in the live/work space. Keith’s practice includes exhibit design, packaging and product design with occasional forays into print media and furniture. Leah is a writer for science journals. She generally prefers to write in a quiet space, though when she is researching articles, she can be found at the office computers enjoying the more boisterous environment. She travels several times per year to present her work at conferences. Keith and Leah have one child, a six year old daughter named Sally. Sally attends the local school and has after-school activities twice a week. Other afternoons, Sally and her friend can be found in the office.

EXPANSION

EXPANSION

EXPANSION

Public Space

Public Space

EXPANSION

Circulation

COMPRESSION

COMPRESSION

EXPANSION

Public Space

EXPANSION

Circulation

COMPRESSION

Private Space EXPANSION

Private Space

EXPANSION

EXPANSION

EXPANSION

Work Space

Work Space

EXPANSION

Concept Interior Diagrams EXPANSION

EXPANSION

Concept Sketch

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Slat Walls Spanish Cedar

Early Sketches

Fall 2008


Expansion and Growth

Downtown Providence Residence and Studio Concept and Idea

My research began with the analysis of downtown Providence to discover how the city expanded, grew and modernized in its culture and history. This led to the main focal point, a growing form beginning on the first floor moving up creating wall-divisions, desks, beds, shelves and other major design elements. The organic form was originally inspired from both growth in nature and the growth of Providence which led to choosing natural wood and simple contrasting colors, such as red and black to accent the wood. The vertical slated wall is visible from a large, three-story open lobby area that turns the building into a vertical openliving style loft. No doors or walls are present except for the bathrooms.

Slat Walls Spanish Cedar

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Expansion and Growth

Downtown Providence Residence and Studio A

B

Exposed Brick

Wall and Ceiling

Ebony Bamboo Stair Treds and Railings

Throughout Apartment Desk

Mec.

Slat Desk Top

Studio Area

Round Table Stair Structure and Kitchen Cabinets

First Floor

Half Bath

Shelving Integrated with Slat Wall

C

C

Conference Area

File Down

His Office Desk

Reception Area Up

1st Floor Plan Scale 1/6” = 1’

A

B

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Slat Walls Spanish Cedar

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Expansion and Growth

Downtown Providence Residence and Studio steel stair runner steel stair brackets

slats

Curtains

Master Bedroom

B

slats structure

threaded rod

Chair

A

stair treds

detail

PIllows queen bed threaded rod

bed slats

Curtains

Child’s Bedroom

PIllows

Bath

wood rafters

wood rafters

Quilt

Twin Bed

slats structure

floor decking

slats

Child’s Bedroom Up

Clo.

W/D

Clo.

C

C

Queen Bed

Master Bedroom

Down

Open to Below 2nd Floor Plan Scale 1/16” = 1’

A Slat Walls Spanish Cedar

Fall 2008

B

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Expansion and Growth

Downtown Providence Residence and Studio A

B

Coffee Table

Pillows Pillows Couch

Half Bath

Kitchen Fr/Rf

Dining Chairs

Dining Table Kitchen Counter

Dining Area Down

C

C

Up

Sitting Area

Up

Open to Below 3rd Floor Plan Scale 1/6” = 1’

A

B

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Slat Walls Spanish Cedar

Fall 2008


Expansion and Growth

Downtown Providence Residence and Studio A

B

Pillows Pillows Couch

Roof

Roof Terrace

Coffee Table

Living Area

Glass Enclosure and Desk top

Library /Study

Up Down

C

C

Roof Terrace

4th Floor Plan Scale 1/6” = 1’

A Slat Walls Spanish Cedar

Fall 2008

B

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Compact Living Space CAR’S AND TRUCKS ON PROSPECT ST. MULTI USABLE SPACE

STORAGE

MULTI USABLE SPACE

VOICES OF NEIGHBOR

NON USABLE SPACE

USABLE FLOOR SPACE

NEIGHBOR’S LOUD MUSIC STORAGE

NON USABLE SPACE

MOVEMENT AND VOICES FROM HALL

MULTI USABLE SPACE

STORAGE

Originally the space was a double dorm room, but the room was divided into two by adding an angled wall. By far, their action produced the smallest space in which I have ever lived; likewise many problems resulted. A

MULTI USABLE SPACE

MULTI USABLE SPACE

STORAGE

Analysis of Usable Space

B

C

D

Section B

Section D

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Left Room Plan

Lower Floor Plan

Fall 2008


Compact Living Space

Horizontal Section

Vertical Section

There were many problems with this space as shown above. I set out to create a better division of the space by using a step-wall that served as built-in bed, desk, closets and storage. A

B

Right Room PlanA

B

C

D

Upper Floor Plan

Fall 2008

Section C

Section a

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Floating Museum (Concrete Structure) ROOF SLAB

Truss

Lobby

Truss

GLASS CURTAIN WALL

8th Floor

13'-4"

15'-0 1/4"

17'-10 1/2"

Museum Gallery 8'-0 1/4"

Steel Cable CONCRETE TRUSS

2nd Floor-7th Floor

Steel Cable

7"

TRUSS

CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB

Entrance Floor

CABLE JOINT

FLOOR SLAB

BEAM

Column

STEEL CABLE

1st Floor

Storage/Mechanical

ALUMINUM CURTAIN WALL

The Floating Museum was a collaborative project at RISD along with Katie Dewar, Marie Munsell, Chaehee Shin, and Karen Wang. We wanted to design an interesting structure that hung from a set of large trusses on the top floor and functioned as the museum lobby.

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Basement

Fall 2008


Floating Museum (Concrete Structure) 2'-8 1/8"

1'-2"

BEAM

CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB

STEEL BEAM

2'-3 3/8"

THIRD FLOOR SLAB

LONGITUDINAL BARS DOWEL TIE

CABLE JOINT

LATERAL TIE VERTICAL REINFORCEMENT

STEEL CABLE

7th Floor Support

12'-0"

CONCRETE COLUMN

ALUMINUM WALL STEEL CABLE

MULLION

FLOOR SLAB

BEAM

5th Floor Support

2nd Floor Support

Fall 2008

SECOND FLOOR SLAB

BEAM

CABLE JOINT

The cables supporting the structure allows the first floor to be column free creating an open courtyard. On these pages we demonstrate the structure with concrete.

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Floating Museum (Steel Structure) Lobby

1"

ALUMINUM P ANE L

R OOF DE C K ING

R OOF DE C K ING

S T E E L MULLION

2"

8th Floor

Museum Gallery

1'-6"

INS ULAT ING G LAS S P ANE L

W S HAP E S T E E L C OLUMN

1"

1 '- 6

"

2nd Floor - 7th Floor

Entrance Floor

W S HAP E S T E E L B E AM 1st Floor

Storage/Mechanical

In comparison to the concrete structure on the previous pages, we demonstrate a possible steel structure. We also detail specific areas: the facade system and cable layout.

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Basement

Fall 2008


Floating Museum (Steel Structure)

1'-6"

S T E E L C OLUMN

6"

ME T AL DE C K ING

Girder Beam

2'-0"

S T E E L G IR DE R

7th Floor Support

Beam

2'-0"

Girder

S T E E L G IR DE R

5th Floor Support S T E E L C AB LE 1"

S T E E L B E AM 6"

Beam

2'-0"

Girder S T E E L G IR DE R

2nd Floor Support

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Miami Pier Museum Competition 2009

Bridging Cultures, a Journey of Intersecting Cultures

The Pier Museum’s arching forms reflect the arched bridges throughout southern Florida while acting as extensions of the land via its pubic pier-roof. The Pier Museum has two main parts: (1) the Bridge (large arch over the beach that houses the exhibits) connected to 5th Street and (2) the Projection (the arch projecting out of the water that houses gathering/public spaces). As one travels down the ramp into the museum, one’s journey begins at the lobby desk and continues though the Cuban area designed to immerse one in the Latin American culture. Then continuing one either travels into the auditorium or into the Café, the space opens to a spectacular view of the ocean. Heading back to South Street, one travels into a multi-use space or exits onto the pier-roof and down to the beach.

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Spring 2009


Miami Pier Museum Competition 2009

Bridging Cultures, a Journey of Intersecting Cultures

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3'-1 1/8"

Chair

2'-0 3/8"

The Chair process started with building a full-scale model out of MDF using a grinder and volunteers. The profile fits a wide range of shapes as it conforms to the human body. The profile also fits a wide range of body shapes. Materials: Baltic Burch multiply and glue (18in x 21in x 30in)

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Leaning Desk

6"

The Leaning Desk was designed to appear to fall, despite being balanced on the steel. The steel was laser-cut with a perforated pattern so it could be hand bent and welded together mimicking of the walnut slab. Materials: Mild Steel, Walnut, and steel screws (4ft 9 5/8 in x 3ft x 2ft)

2'-6"

3'-0"

2'-10 3/8"

4'-9 5/8"

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glass side table

The base of this table was designed to disassemble like a wooden bur puzzle. All three pieces interlock with a small key block. This allows the table to be held together with no glue or fasteners; instead, the assembly simply uses friction. Materials: Cherry, and Glass (26in x 16in x 26in)

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Nested tables

These tables were completely recycled from a scrap of Spanish cedar left from the milling process. The legs were recycled from a set of tables I found. The idea behind this table is to use what others leave behind. Materials: Recycled Steel, and Recycled Spanish Cedar (12in x 20in x 19in)

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RISD Metcalf Auditorium

Detail

Chace Center By Moneo

Cove Lighting Detail

Coves Frosted Glass Lamp Studs Spotlight Gypsum

Detail

Reveal Gap Veneer Panels Hard Wood Flooring Plywood French Cleat MDF Panel Core Rift Cut Veneer

The Metcalf Auditorium is located in the new Chace Center by Moneo at RISD, I was able to study the

building by looking at other projects by Moneo. Doing

Joist Stud

Reveel Back Block

Block and Screw

Wooden Bace Board

Plywood

Tack Strip Carpet Carpet Pad

Floor Detail

this I was able to see behind the walls and understand how the scheme details are put together.

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(Precedent Study)

Fall 2009


RISD Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center By Moneo

Poured Concrete Ceiling Studs

Ceiling Detail

Plywood Housing Spotlights Electronic Projection Screen

French Cleat MDF Panel Core Rift Cut Veneer Reveal Back Block

Detail

Stud Block and Screw Plywood Poured Concrete Wall Reveal Gap Veneer Panels

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Ocean Alliance Research and Education Center B

Look out Deck UP

Look out Deck

UP

A

Lower Deck Extention of exiblitons

A

Look out Deck

Basement Floor Plan Floating Floor

B

I collaborated with a nonprofit corporation, Ocean Alliance to propose designs for their new headquarters in Gloucester,

Massachusetts. The site is located in the old Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufacturing Plant, a complicated set of five buildings

Water Taxi

connected by an infill building. My concept was to fuse the

buildings together with a clean intervention that is separated from the existing buildings by two feet. This allows natural light to

enter the exhibit space. In addition, the exhibit space has vertical

Bench Seating

glass boxes that cut through all the floors leading down to a

Walking Path

lower level floating on the water. These openings allow the visitor to view the untouched history of the building.

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Exhibition Design

Site Plan

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Ocean Alliance Research and Education Center B

Dock For water taxi

Public Exterior Decks Extension of exiblitons

Public Exterior Decks Extension of exiblitons

Library 600 Sq Ft

UP

DOWN

DOWN

Education Center and Store

Exhibit/ Circulation

Meeting Area Auditorium 1050 Sq Ft

UP

Exhibit/Circulation

A

A Public Restrooms

Public Restrooms

Apartments

Restaurant and Kitchen Up to 30 people

Entrance Lobby

1st Floor Plan

Public Exterior Decks Extension of exiblitons

B

Odyssey

Odyssey Storage

Parking Compact Parking

Paper Road Pedestrian access

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Ocean Alliance Research and Education Center B Visitor Off ice Avg. Stay 1-4 weeks 150 Sq Ft

4 Intern's WS

2 Deveelp Director's Off ice

UP

DOWN

DOWN

UP

2 WS Admins Staff RestRooms

Project man Off ice 70 Sq Ft Roof deck

A

4 WS Clerks

formal multi use space

casual multi use space

Temp Controlled Storage Books/Tapes/ A Comps 300 Sq Ft

Roof deck

Science Incubator Lab 750 Sq Ft

Intern Quarters 2-8 People 600 Sq Ft

B

2nd Floor Plan

Similar perforated corten steel panels can be found on the

outside and in the office spaces. They slide to configure the

office space in different ways

while dividing the office from the central staircase that is made from the discarded structural beams from the buildings on the site.

Section A

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Ocean Alliance Research and Education Center B

Legacy Room Large Confrence room 525 Sq Ft

UP

DOWN

DOWN

UP

B President/ Board Off ice 200 Sq Ft

2 Accounting Off ices

CEO's Off ice 200 Sq Ft

Project man Off ice 70 Sq Ft

Asst. to CEO Off ice DOWN

DOWN

Asst. to CEO Off ice

A

3rd Floor Plan

A

4th Floor Plan

B

B

Sliding perforated corten steel covers the infill structure, blending and fusing the buildings together. Rusted steel caps from the manufacturing of the paint cans line the foundations and can be viewed on the lower floating level.

Section B

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Witness Tree Project

Collaboration with Hampton National Historic Site

Site of the Fallen Tree

The Witness Tree Project was a RISD course designed as a collaborative study between RISD’s Furniture department, the History/Social Science department, and the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Maryland, the most significant, northern plantation of the 1800’s. We first studied the culture and history of the Hampton Estate, and then designed and built furniture from the wood of an 200 year-old fallen Pecan tree from the site. After visiting the Hampton National Historic site, I began to think about the family. It was mentioned how they had snow ball fights through the great hall, but I wanted to know more about their entertainment. I started to research games of the period, in particular, the games’ relationship to the children and the culture of the time period. The design of the box holding the game pieces is a very simple, finger-jointed box with a sliding lid and separate compartments for each game. I chose a piece of wood of less refined sap and hard wood with knots, chips and great black marks that show in the integrity of the wood. This wood was chosen because it represented the scraps of wood that would have been left over from the more refined pieces of furniture for the adults.

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Witness Tree Project

Claboration with Hampton National Historic Site

The Ridgely’s were portrayed to be a family that loved to entertain, party, drink, gamble, socialize and maybe just play games. This lead to to design a corkscrew and corresponding box that might be used during these times of socializing to fuel their drinking habits. The corkscrew itself is made out of Pecan wood from the property and plain steel. It is a simple, traditional handle with a screw of the time, nesseled in a bed of black velvet housed in the Pecan box. With the box design, I wanted to connect the visual part of the mansion with shapes made from the brick corbelling on the chimney (the stepping out of bricks). At Hampton the brick corbeling was stuccoed over to, creating an interesting eye catching element. This element, I used in my design of the Pecan Box. I shaped the sides and top of the box with a simple curve implying a reference to the chimney of the mansion. Material: Pecan Wood, Steel screw, and black felt (7 3/4in x 5 3/8in x 3in)

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Witness Tree Project

Collaboration with Hampton National Historic Site

Continuing on my theme of games I wanted to create a table that incorporated the three main categories of games found in my research of board games, Billiard games and card games. I also wanted a modern version of a game table that might sit in the drawing room or parlor of Hampton National HIstoric SIte.

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Witness Tree Project

Collaboration with Hampton National Historic Site

A Chess/Checkers board is built into the top of the table, a surface which could also double as a card table. The table incorporarates multiple elements: 1) sliding left and right reveals a cavity for the chess and checkers pieces, 2) flipping over the top reveals the Bagatelle table appropriately lined with a black felt. In the game table is Bagatelle, a billiard style game with a set of billiard-like balls and a cue stick to hit each ball into a set of half cylinder holes at one end of an oblong table usually ranging from 2’x6’ or 3’x12’. Materials: Pican wood From Hampton, Cherry, black pool felt, and 1.5” billard balls (38in(closed) 72in(open) x 28in x 20in)

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Transportation Design Aka Beetle Car

The Beetle Car was an exercise on transportation design and experimenting with Nurbs computer modeling. I wanted to design a car that has clean lines that reacts to the shape and size of the tires. In addition I wanted the car to have a compact parking set up.

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RISD Interior Architecture “Intar” Screen Design Concept : Diamond scheme The “Intar” screen was designed to create an impressive facade to devide the elevator lobby from the studio space with a modular and pattern system. Design Consideration Aesthetic Using Maya script to generate the “leaner line” pattern, the pattern image also created a visual movement for visitors Function The panels could be pivoted different angles which allows admittance of skylight plus provides flat spaces to desplay students work. 4'-1"

3" 10' 7- 4

11'-1/2"

1" 54

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Polygonal Deformation, Unfolding and Fabrication

This polygenetic solid was an exercise on using computers to design and fabrication by unfolding a solid form to a 2D form. Using Maya I used a script to unfold and export to a vector based file where I was able to laser-butt the templates.

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Spiky Lamp Shade

The spiky lampshade was an assignment to create a lampshade out of folded paper using the computer to design and fabricate. I wanted to create a form that was modular and is repeated around the center lamp support, while creating an interesting form.

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Providence Public Library Alterations

4th Floor Axon Research/Reference Floor

3rd Floor Axon Fiction & Children’s Floor

The Providence Public library had a large problem with organization. There were two buildings: 1) 1890’s historic building and 2) 1950’s addition. The addition was built to be a separate entity from the historic. After intervention the public was not allowed in the historic building until the 1980’s when they attempted to connect the two buildings. In my intervention, I worked to solve the organizational issues.

Organic Stair Diagram

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Organic Stair/Addition Diagram

2nd Floor Axon Non-Fiction Floor

1st Floor Axon Public and Staff Floor

Spring 2010


Providence Public Library Alterations B

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Class Rooms TR

Entrence For the Car Park Loading Dock Lobby & Gallery Space

Repository Staff and Office Space

Book Store

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Caffe P

Lobby P

1st Floor Plan Public and Staff Floor

Auditorium

Autimated Parking Structure

Mechanical Room

Public Restooms

Basemant Level Plan Auditorium & Car Park Floor

Sring 2010

I removed most of the 1950’s building except for part of the structure which I recladed with double layer glass. By encapsulating the old structure in glass, those in the city would be able to see what is going on inside the building. The staircase inside the glass box acts as a pathway and signage for the organization of the library.

Process Diagrams B

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DVD’s

Digital Books Non-Fiction Circulation Desk Compter Lab

Social Reading Room

Historic Reading Room Historic Entrence

2nd Floor Plan Computer and Non-Fiction Floor

The 50’s glass bar houses the most popular books; the rest of the books are housed in a underground repository retrieved when requested. For daily use they can be accessed digitally via IPad’s and Kendal’s.

Staff and Office Area

Section A Shows the new cladding system and the organic stair

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1st A Floor Plan Staff Floor

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Providence Public Library Alterations B

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The Rhode Island Collection Reference Desk Digital Reference

Special Collections

4th Floor Plan Research & Reference Floor

One of the most interesting collection of the library is the Rhode Island collection located at the top of this monumental staircase. In addition, there is a extensive reference collection, turning the library into a research library.

Childrens

Digital Books

Fiction Circulation Desks

Young Adults

Staff

3rd Floor Plan Fiction & Children’s Floor

Section B Shows the new connection back to the historic building B

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First Hand Projects (Summer 2010)

Sugar Pavilion for Codman Community Farm, Lincoln, Ma 100% recycled ondura roffing

rafters and blocking

stabilizing box beams

adaptable framing armature

hay bales (wall infill)

sap tanks

Firewood (wall infill) decking

floor joists and sill

slading door

skid for mobility

I volunteered for First Hand Projects, a non-profit started by Daniel Hewett, a RISD professor. The organization gives high school students an opportunity to design and build small structures that benefit the community. For this project, I supervised group of students, age 14 to 18, build a multi-purpose Sugar House and Education Center at Codman Community Farms in Lincoln, MA.

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First Hand Projects (Summer 2010)

Sugar Pavilion for Codman Community Farm, Lincoln, Ma

I was involved during the last few weeks of construction. Due to the short six week design and construction time period, I led a threestudent team to design and construct the details in the approach and doors. This experience allowed me to apply the teaching skills I practiced as a teaching assistant at RISD. As a result, I discovered that teaching is truly a priority.

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Art & Sculpture Portfolio 2010

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Monticello Study Model

This study model of Thomas Jefferson’s house, Monticello was my introduction to the world of architecture; his designs intrigued me. Look into the details. My process of studying his architecture began by creating a detailed model of the interior and exterior of the main house, including the signature build-in beds. After completing the house, I studied the site around the house which played a large part in the overall design. (balsa wood, paper, wood filler and fake trees)

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King Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace

Regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Merit Award

Nonsuch Palace was one of King Henry VIII’s greatest building projects which has been lost in history. The palace was slowly taken apart stone by stone over the 300 plus years and is said to never exist. I researched and constructed a model from the foundation that was discovered in 1959, plus old drawings, paintings and carvings left from King Henry. (balsa wood)

Fall 2003

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Aqua Table

Regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Gold Key

The Aqua Table was a project to take a piece of used furniture and design an intervention to create something new. I decided to transform a small side-table into a fish tank by disassembling and rebuilding the table with a custom-made fish tank in a wooden frame. (wood, plexiglass, copper pipe, and a filter)

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Reclining Skeleton

National Scholastic Arts & Writing American Vision Award

Reclining Skeleton is a clay relief, glazed with a black under-glaze that filled the cracks giving a deepened illusion. This sculpture was awarded an American Vision Award from the National Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards and was on display in SoHo, NY, then traveled throughout the US for a year. (clay and cedar)

Winter 2006

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Plastic Chili Peppers

Plastic Chili Peppers were part of a concentration of pepper sculptures, inspired by a string of drying chili peppers. My peppers are hundreds of plastic water bottles that I shrank, deformed and spray-painted to look like dried chili peppers. The sculpture was installed in a corner of my schools’ gallery. (plastic water bottles, paint, twine, steel and wood)

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Pepper Invitation

Regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Gold Key

Pepper Invitation was another piece in the pepper concentration. I mimicked a sliced-open bell pepper engulfed by a bunch of clay ants. (clay and steel wire)

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Slice’s Palette

The next stage in my pepper concentration was a bundle of large pepper slices made out of wood which were stained in different colors. I placed them on a four by two foot piece of plywood, an abstract play on my concentration. (wood and stain)

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Copper Press Relief

The Copper Press Relief was a piece of copper mesh that I pressed into a couple of bell peppers creating, an interesting form that I put on a clean slate. The color of the slate balances the two colors. (copper mesh and slate)

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Extreme Perspective Stair

This sculpture was designed to be a play on perspective. The stair is only four inches deep but appears to be over a foot deep. Inspired by a perspective drawing, the walls are on a extreme angle. (museum board)

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Finger Hold

Finger Hold is a plaster subtractive sculpture designed to elegantly hold a sliced kiwi. As the sculpture progressed the hand icon developed. Originally, it was going to be an abstract form but grew into the final product. (plaster and a kiwi)

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Wire Beetle

The Wire Beetle was a exercise to build a solid insect figure with a linear medium, a challenging assignment but became a great study in sculpture. (steel and copper wire)

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Interior Volume of a Walnut

Interior Volume of a Walnut was a study of the interior volume of objects. I chose to analyze a walnut and discovered that two nearly symmetrical cavities existed within. I abstracted these cavities and recreated them by a subtractive sculpture from a scrap of an oak tree from my neighbor’s yard. (oak, stain and polyurethane)

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In Loving Memory of Nano

This drawing was a final assignment in a drawing class. I chose to study one of my favorite poses of my grandmother who just recently passed away at 90. The drawling is all cross hatch brown pen on an antiqued paper. I will always keep this drawling in my memory of the best grandmother I could ever ask for. (pen and paper)

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Historic Providence College Hill

Historic Providence College Hill was a small gouache study painting of a historic building on the well known Providence East Side where RISD is located. I decided to use a color scheme using complementary mixes of both warm and cool colors to distinguish the light and shadows. I was always a 3D person, so experimenting with painting really challenged me. (gouache on illustration board)

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Three Dimensional Drawing

This project was a exercise to take two dimensional patterns and extrude them into three dimensions by using a different two dimensional drawings on each face of a imaginary box. In the end, a mash of five patterns form into one three dimensional form. (paper and museum board)

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Color Camoflash by Patterned

If you look very closely, there is s half of a hexagon hidden in the same place of each of these three painting. Each hexagon is masked by a complex pattern and specific color mixing. The different sides of each painting has a different process of mixing colors by adding compliment, white, black or other color mixing methods. In the end you have to search for a slight difference in color to find the shape. (gouache on illustration board)

Spring 2007

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Self Portrait

This self portrait was an assignment in which we had to leave part of the understructure armature exposed. While I built the understructure, I shot for a twisted form of a brain mixed with a skull. This structure I thought was so interesting; I wanted to build the face so that it evenly took half the skull leaving a clear division between each side. (plasticine clay, aluminum wire and plywood)

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Drawings

These drawings are two examples of my jester and study drawing. On the right is a human figure drawing using wax block and the left is a push pin drawing using charcoal stick. (charcoal, paper and wax block and paper)

Spring 2007

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Aaron Lehr Portfolio 2010