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Kevin Anderson

University of Minnesota

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BS Architecture

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2010

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ande8455@gmail.com


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Table Of Contents

Architecture Portfolio

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BS Architecture

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2010

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ande8455@gmail.com

DESIGN

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Design Fundamentals II

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3-D Modeling

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Design Fundamentals I

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STUDIO

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Studio III: Site

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Studio I: Material

12-15

Studio II: Program

16-17

ELECTIVES

18-21

Structures

18-19

Painting

20-21

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The objective of this project was to understand the relationships between time and space by observing the complexities of a simple knot. I observed and abstracted the nuances of the square knot to initially create wire models. The wire models were studied and developed into volumetric models and axonometric drawings. The drawings and models were then used to finally create the “eggcrate� model. This project was important in developing strategic moves through the use of several types of media to end up at a particular idea.

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Design Fundamentals II

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Using the three story staircase in Rapson Hall as a template for the “Hybrid Project�, a group member and myself studied this area to understand its essence. We discovered an interesting link between the hand rail and the staircase itself. The stairs represent the path of the feet while the railing represents the path of the hand. The hybrid drawing was a joint effort and involved four drawing sheets. The work on these two pages demonstrate the work that I contributed.

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3-D Modeling The 3-D modeling class trained me how to utilize 3DS Max as a viable rendering and modeling tool. The final project involved modeling and rendering a building of my choice. I decided to model Vienna Way Residence by Marmol + Radziner and Associates. Their use of visual connection and openness throughout the house was inspiring to me. a fifty second animation was also created for this Final Project.

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Design Fundamentals I This project required transforming one everyday object into a completely different everyday object. The assignment was used as a way to delve farther into my design thinking and to help create ideas that are more than one dimensional. The object was only allowed to be made up of three original materials and no glue, tape or other adhesive construction methods were permitted. Using the trailer film from the “Pirates of the Caribbean�, I created a set of functional venetian blinds and by thinking the project forward, I was able to develop an image of a pirate flag sailing past the setting sun; which appears once the sunlight passes through the film.

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Studio III: UMORE Park Precedent Studies: Borneo Amsterdam

UMORE Park is a 60,000 acre plot located 30 miles south of the University of Minnesota. The goal for this project was to gain an understanding of the vast site and design a type of residential housing that integrates itself with the surrounding context. Using in-depth precedent studies and following the University’s desire for sustainability, the district developed into an eco-industrial park with its resources being shared between residents and factories. The housing type followed suit by utilizing shared walls and masonry stoves to cut down on energy usage and cost.

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Studio III: UMORE Park Final House

To better understand the effects the light will have within the building, 3ds max was employed. The images produced through rendering helped to support my design decisions for a sustainable house.

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Studio I: Materials

The first studio integrated an understanding of materials and light phenomena. The project began by exploring spatial characteristics through photography and abstracting the images with models. Next, those models were combined to create an extended plaster path. The following pages show experimentation with material, form, and light, which helped in the casting of the final plaster/ concrete path.

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Studio I: Materials

St. John’s Abbey St. John’s University

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Studio I: Light Phenomena

Frank Gehry Fish Rapson Courtyard University of Minnesota 15


Studio II incorporated the University of Minnesota’s Washington Avenue to produce a redesign that integrates a better use of program. My design involved replacing the walking bridge with an enclosed cafÊ that overlooks downtown Minneapolis. I also felt a need for a more comfortable waiting space for students using the bus system. The terraced grass created both a more aesthetically pleasing transition from Washington Ave to the University and a place to sit while waiting for the bus.

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Studio II: Program

Original Plan

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Structures The structures course culminated with teams of four constructing two bridge types to be able to withstand extreme forces. The first bridge (Left page) was mostly designed and constructed by myself while the second bridge was mainly constructed by my team with my input on the design. My team won both the lightest bridge and the strongest bridge competition. The light bridge stretched 3 feet and weighed .45 ounces to hold 1.5 ounces. The Strong bridge stretched 3.5 feet and weighed 15 ounces to hold 170 pounds.

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Painting has always been a passion of mine. Impressionism and abstract styles are what I enjoy most because of the experimentation allowed with color and light. The abstract paintings below as well as the triptych on the following page demonstrate an exploration of color to create form. My recreation of Renoir’s “Piazza San Marco” drove my investigation into Frank Gehry’s Weisman Museum and its effect on light.

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Painting

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