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AUSTIN FINNEY atfinney@gmail.com 901.355.9723 327 Mayhurst Lane Cordova, TN 38018


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architecture

construction

artwork


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Integrations Studio | Crossing Paths Annex to the School of Design The Home on Alcoa Farms Bauhaus University Study Abroad | House of ISMS

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Design+Build Workshop | Modular Procession

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Self-Portayal Progression Capturing Memphis Walking Windows

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architecture


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ARCH INTEGRATIONS STUDIO 472 | FALL 2011 | PROFESSOR ROBERT FRENCH

AUTOCAD, REVIT, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP

CROSSING PATHS COLLABORATIVE DESIGN FIRM HEADQUARTERS | KNOXVILLE, TN

The headquarters office building of this Collaborative Design Firm was an opportunity to bring back another peice of the urban fabric of Knoxville and to encourage the “crossing paths” of public and employees that is vital to business and cultural vitality. To acheive these crossing paths, a central courtyard is punctured by a public passage through which the public can gain an awareness of the business and its operations, and the employees can have interactions with the public in the mixed use environment of the ground floor of the building.

SITE PLAN

THRESHOLD INTO COURTYARD


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PLAN _ 2ND FLOOR

The main concept driving the arrangement of spaces was the necessity of collaboration - crossing paths between the different employees. This became articulated as a ring of circulation space tying the different areas of program together, with gathering spaces that were double-height to encourage the crossing of paths of sight as well as physical interaction.

SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE THROUGH COURTYARD AND COLLOBORATION SPACE


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INTEGRATION As an Integration Studio project, synchronizing the design of structure, HVAC, program, and experience was a necessity.

SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF SOUTHERN FACADE AND WORKSTATIONS

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM AND ALTERATION

CHURCH ST. ELEVATION (SOUTH FACADE)


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SECTION THROUGH STUDIOS AND TERRACES


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CONSTRUCTION DETAIL SECTIONS

DETAIL A - ROOF PARAPET

DETAIL B - TERRACE FACADE

DETAIL C - TERRACE AND PLANTER

DETAIL D - GROUND AND BASEMENT


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ARCH STUDIO 272 | SPRING 2010 | PROFESSOR GREG SPAW

AUTOCAD, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, RHINOCEROS 4.0 WITH BRAZIL RENDERER

ANNEX OF DESIGN TO THE HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN | CAMBRIDGE, MA

The campus of Harvard University is closely knitted into the urban fabric of the city of Cambridge and into neighboring Boston. With this constant juxtaposition of public activity to student and professional program, this annex provides the public with an opportunity to experience the Architecture Program at Harvard and gain knowledge of the production happening there. Through a transparent core housing the gallery on the ground floor, visitors gain connections to the various program in the building through circulating around the core and moving past the boundaries. This annex acts as a lens through which the public can see into the work and lives of people involved in Harvard’s Architecture program.

CONTEXT RENDERING

SITE PLAN

AXIAL CONNECTION EMPHASIZED THROUGH FRAMED VIEW AND A THRESHOLD PROCESSION INTO THE COURTYARD


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GROUND PLAN

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2ND FLOOR PLAN

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THIS DIAGRAM PORTRAYS THE GALLERY/ATRIUM AS A LENS THROUGH WHICH OVERLAPS AND CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SPACES AND EXPERIENCES ARE ACHIEVED.

SECTION B


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SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE AND DIAGRAM DISPLAYING THE CIRCULATION AND VIEWS AROUND THE CORE GLASS GALLERY SPACE, THROUGH WHICH ONE GAINS THE SPATIAL EXPERIENCE OF THE BUILDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF PROGRAM AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.

SECTION B

SECTION A


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CONTEXTUAL PERSPECTIVE FROM ABOVE

CONNECTION TO THE COURTYARD SPACE ENCOURAGED WITH AN AMPHITHEATER, ACTIVATING THE OUTDOOR SPACE AND BRINGING THE PUBLIC DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT LEVEL OF PROGRAM AS WELL.


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SEQUENCE OF PROCESSION FROM THE COURTYARD TO THE ANNEX BUILDING, FROM THE PUBLIC SPORADIC SPACE TO THE PROGRAMMED SPECIFIC SPACES OF THE ANNEX. BUILDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF PROGRAM AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.

THE BOUNDARIES OF EXPERIENCE ARE ARTICULATED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, LIKE THE BOOKSTORE’S VIEW CONNECTION DOWN TO THE PUBLICATION CENTER BELOW, OR THE VISITORS’ TRAVELING VIEWS INTO EACH DIFFERENT SPACE AS THEY MOVE UPWARD AROUND THE TRANSPARENT CORE.


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ARCH STUDIO 372 | SPRING 2011 | PROFESSOR HANSJOERG GOERITZ

DESIGN, SKETCHES, AUTOCAD + ILLUSTRATOR DRAWINGS, AND MODEL BY AUSTIN FINNEY | MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIMON HUA

THE HOME ON ALCOA FARMS RE-ENVISIONING THE AMERICAN RANCH HOUSE | KNOXVILLE, TN

CONCEPTUALIZATION _ place_space_matter To begin the design process, we investigated the meanings of place, space, and matter, and how they each applied to the design of a home. I chose three photographs of mine that I felt portrayed each one of these ideas.

SITE EXPLORATION _

sketches of progression through the Alcoa Farmland site


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CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES

MATERIAL PALETTE _ landscape_exterior_interior


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PLAN_PROGRAM 1

DRIVEWAY 1 CARPORT 2 GARDEN/PATIO 3 PORCH 4 DINING 5 KITCHEN 6 LIVING 7 BATHROOM 8 BEDROOM 9 MASTER BEDROOM 10 MASTER BATH 11

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SECTION A

SECTION B


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CLIMACTIC DESIGN STRATEGY _ SOLAR

SUMMER_MIDDAY

SUMMER _ MORNING(RIGHT) + EVENING(LEFT)

WINTER_MIDDAY

WINTER _ MORNING(RIGHT) + EVENING(LEFT)

CLIMACTIC DESIGN STRATEGY _ WIND


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SECTION DETAILS _ MEETING THE SKY


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batt insulation

4 x 12 wood ridge beam

impermeable membrane

metal flashing that wraps around ridge beam and over the window mullion connection to ridge beam

slate shingles 1 x 6 ceiling wood panels impermeable membrane plywood sheeting

wood purlins

4 x 12 wood rafter 4 x 12 wood tie beam metal bolts for rafter beam connection 4 x 12 wood fascia beam

brick column wooden mullions and louver windows with 2x4 wood framing 4 x 12 wooden girder steel bolt and plate connection to create a seat for girder to rest on top of brick columns


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SECTION DETAILS _ MEETING THE EARTH


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wooden mullions and louver windows

2 x 12 wood railing

2x4 wood window framing cast concrete knee wall with brick veneer

wooden planks with space for drainage rubber spacers concrete slab with rebar and a pre-cast slope for rain drainage of porch

rigid insulation cast within the wall and floor slab 1x6 wooden planks attached to wooden joist system on top of floor slab

gravel impermeable membrane soil

gravel concrete retaining wall drainage pvc pipe with perforation concrete footing impermeable membrane expansion joint soil


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BAUHAUS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (iAAD) | SPRING 2012 | PROFESSOR KARL-HEINZ SCHMITZ

DESIGN BY AUSTIN FINNEY AND MENG LU | AUTOCAD, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, SKETCHUP

HOUSE OF ISMS MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE FOR THE MARZONA ART COLLECTION | VILLA DI VERZEGNIS, ITALY

Egidio Marzona is one of the world’s premiere modern art collectors and museum curators. His collection began in the mid-1900’s and he continues adding to the archive today. As an Italian born in Italy but raised all of his life in Germany, he did not feel completely connected to the cultures he was in. His collection and relationships with artists as they developed throughout his life shaped who he was and provided a sense of place for him. He now wishes to share this experience with others through the design of an archive, gallery spaces, as well as a library and artists’ residences.

SITE PLAN

EARLY SITE SKETCH


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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

CONCEPTSKETCH OF MAIN ENTRY


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ENTRY TOWARDS MAIN LOBBY

CONNECTIVE TRANSITIONS

PARTI DIAGRAMS

CONTINUOUS FLOW OF SPACE

SOLID AND VOID CORRESPONDANCE


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PROCESSION OF TRANSITION

GALLERY

ARCHIVE TO GALLERY TRANSITION


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CONCEPT SKETCH OF TRANSITION

2ND FLOOR PLAN


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construction


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THE ANNUAL ALL-COLLEGE SPRING THING | SPRING 2011 PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATORS: JACOB STANLEY AND MATT HALL

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARION FORBES

DESIGN+BUILD WORKSHOP INSTALLATION “MODULAR PROCESSION”

TAAST (The Annual Architecture Spring Thing) is a yearly tradition at UT Knoxville’s College of Architecture and Design, a week of collaboration, special events, and coming together as a college. In Spring 2011, I was on the planning committee, and we proposed and carried out a new colalborative event for the week: a short design+build workshop. We assembled groups of Undergraduate architecture students, Interior Design students, Landscape architecture students, Artists and Graduate architecture students to come together to design and build an installation for the First Friday exhibit on Friday and the Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday. This installation was an exploration of collaborative design that engages students to learn from other disciplines, year levels, and professors of different disciplines in a cohesive manner. These photos are from the BEAUX ARTS BALL INSTALLATION, which was designed as an entry sequence for the party-goers, creating a threshold moment, various functional spaces, and that grand entry moment onto the dance floor, as well as a vibrant backdrop for the night’s activities.


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These photos are from the THE DOWNTOWN STUDIO INSTALLATION, in which the work was reassembled from the same pieces in one day. It was designed to extend the studio and lobby space out onto the street on April’s “First Friday� event, a monthly city-wide even in which many art galleries and stores downtown premiere special exhibits, truly bringing the city even more to life than usual. Our design also encouraged people to move into the studio and get a closer glimpse of the studio spaces and projects that were developing at this point in the semester. Intertwined through the structure of the installation were unwanted scraps of design process sketches. We used them because we wanted to bring the public even closer to the architecture students, giving them a view into the quick sketches that are messy and temporary but completely vital to the design process, something the public almost never gets to see and understand. With this installation, we wanted to break down those barriers between the public and the architect, bring them into our world, and show them how we work, and how it can be both strict and intuitive.


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SELF-PORTRAYAL PROGRESSION A SERIES OF SELF PORTRAITS EXPLORING WAYS TO EXPRESS HOW I FELT CONNECTED TO THE DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS I WAS EXPERIENCING.


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CAPTURING MEMPHIS


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WALKING WINDOWS A GRADUALLY UNFOLDING VISUAL TALE OF CHANGING PERSPECTIVES AND MOMENTS IN LIFE.


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Portfolio - Austin Finney  

Portfolio for Austin Finney, compiled Spring 2013.

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