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Body + Space + Design + Art + Architecture

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Body + Space + Design + Art + Architecture


“My approach to design has developed not only through my architectural education, but also feeds from my interest and experiences in the arts as a dancer and sculptor. For me, the first sketch is rarely ever of a form but rather of words written in attempt to understand the larger narrative of place. I see designing architecture as an ability to communicate ideas and thoughts about immaterial realities and social experiences through material spaces. I am most interested in the direct dialogue our bodies have with the things we touch and inhabit, and the narrative generated by them overtime.� – Brandon-Denell


PERSONAL

Surname / first name | Date of birth | Current Location |

E D U C AT I O N

05/19/1990 Fayetteville , Arkansas

Phone number |

(870) 814-5406

Email address |

bbibby@uark.edu

FALL 2008 – Spring 2014 | | SPRING 2013 |

recognition

Bibby , Brandon

2014 | 2013 - 2014 |

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Fay Jones School , University of Arkansas | Fayetteville , Arkansas B.Arch., May 2014 Rome Design Center , University of Arkansas | Rome , Italy Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, FJSOA College Ambassador for Study Abroad, Architecture

2013 |

Steven L. Anderson Design Center Building Dedication, Student Speaker

2013 |

Professional Advisory Board Rising 5th Year, FJSOA

2012 |

4th Year Comprehensive Design Studio Award, 3rd place, FJSOA

Dean’s Advisory Board, FJSOA 2011 | West Memphis Fallen Officer Memorial Design Award, 1st place, FJSOA

2011 - 2014 |

technical

Autodesk |

Revit

craft |

Hand Drafting

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Maya

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Model Building

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AutoCAD

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Wood Carving

Sketchup

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Block Printing

adobe |

Illustrator

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3-D Printing

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Photoshop

Art |

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InDesign

Dance (choreography) | Sculpture

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Premiere Pro

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Photography

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Lightroom

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Graphic Design

Word Processor

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Visual Design (film)

TRIMBLE |

Microsoft | |

PowerPoint

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Excel

Language | |

English (fluent) Italian (elementary)

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Body + Space + Design + Art + Architecture

Fay Jones School , University of Arkansas | Fayetteville , Arkansas

Selected w o r k s

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MEDIATHEQUE+|

Media library and office tower along Main Street Little Rock.

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Land re-form|

Pavilion and chapel for the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.

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Black cube|

West Memphis Fallen Officer Memorial in Worthington Park.

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Sacred v secular|

Gallery of Modern Art expansion to deconsecrated monastery.

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Unscripted spaces|

Undergraduate thesis on the architecture of performing bodies.


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Mediatheque

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Revitalizing Main Street Little Rock, 4 th Year Comprehensive Design Studio

The Little Rock Mediatheque Tower is located on the corner of South Main Street and West Markham Street in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. The strategy for this proposal began with orienting the architecture within in the site to programmatically interact with the future creative corridor development of Main Street into a civic arts district by allowing the interior of the Mediatheque to activate activity as well as respond to the commercial history of Main.

S o f t w a r e

| Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Autocad, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


FACADE

EFFECT

Pedestrian in motion”

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V O I D

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PROGRAM DIVISIONPROGRAM DIVISION PROGRAM DIVISION SHARED SPACES SHARED SPACES

PROGRAM DIVISION

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SHARED SPACES

DIRECT FRONT VIEW

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V O I D

M E D I A T H E Q U E

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M E D

OI FA FT IH CE EQ U E

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M E D I A T H E Q U E

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V O I D

O F F I C E

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O F F I C E

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LEFT VIEW

v CORE ORGANIZATION CORE ORGANIZATION CORE ORGANIZATION SHARED SPACES

CORE ORGANIZATION

RIGHT VIEW

SITE PLAN 02


EXISTING ACTIVITY

TWO VOLUMES

SHARED VOID

STREET ACTIVATED

NEW ACTIVITY

OCCUPY THE SITE AS TWO DISTINCT & PARALLEL STRUCTUREES

RUNS BETWEEN VOLUMES & SERVICES ALL MAIN CURCULATION

BY COMMERCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITY OF THE MEDIATHEQUE

MAIN STREET TRANSCEPT 0 1. R E T A I L 02.MEDIATHEQUE 03.OFFICE

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CONVENTION CENTER


SECTION 01

SECTION 02

MARKHAM STREET TRANSCEPT 0 1. R E T A I L 02.THEATRE 03.MEDIATHEQUE 04.OFFICE 05.CURCULATION

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CAPITAL

HOTEL


02. Atrium Entrance

03. Reading Room

LEVEL TWO GROUND FLOOR

MEDIATHEQUE INTERIOR SPACES

01. Media Library

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LEVEL THREE

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LEVEL FOUR /TYPICAL OFFICE


M a i n

S t r e e t

C o r r i d o r

STRUCTURE + SKIN


SECTION ISOMETRIC

CONTEXT MODEL S C A L E :1’ = 1/32”


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Garden Pavilion + Event Chapel, 5th Year Client Project with the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks

Nested within the arboretum along the edge of Lake Fayetteville is the proposed site for this pavilion designed for the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The goal of this studio was to work closely with the client and master plan architect to propose the design of potential structures to house multiple event spaces and wedding hall to generate revenue for the gardens. Looking to nature for clues on how to situate a modern structure on a delicate site led to the design of this hyper-field pavilion that experiments with the ways in which a field of lines can be transform by nature and by function.

S o f t w a r e

| Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


SITE PLAN 1|LAKE FAYETTEVILLE

8|RECEPTION HALL

2|BOTANICAL GARDEN

9|KITCHEN/SERVICE

3|NATURAL FOREST

10 | R E S T R O O M S

4|RESIDENTIAL SUBURB

11 | E V E N T H A L L ( C H A P E L )

5|CURRENT GARDEN

12 | A M P H I T H E A T R E

6|DEVELOPING GARDEN

13 | G R E E N R O O M S

7|PROPOSED PAVILLION SITE

14 | L O A D I N G D O C K


S K E T C H M O D E L S : 1’ = 1/32”

“Positioning the Land”

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RECEPTION

CHAPEL

ORIENTING VIEWS

PEELING LAND


L A N D M O D E L : 1’ = 1/8”

“Structuring the formation”

COLUMN FIELD

AMPHITHEATRE FORMATION

ROOF FORMATION


FORM+TRANSFORMATION


01. Pavilion Entrance

02. Private Chapel

BOTANICAL GARDEN CIVIC SPACES NORTH ELEVATION

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D R A W I N G

R O M E

The following work are drawings and analysis of Rome and the urban fabric. Separate from the studio project which focused on an isolated gallery addition specific to the history of a single location in the city, these drawings presented me a way of seeing the network of systems and relationships that formalize Rome prior to the design of the architecture.


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Sacred v. secular

G a l l e r i a D ’ A r t e M o d e r n a R o m a C a p i t a l e A d d i t i o n , 4 t h Ye a r R o m e C e n t e r S t u d y A b r o a d D e s i g n P r o j e c t

The existing dialogue between art and religion, embedded in the city fabric of Rome, serves as the premise of the project. In analyzing the network of sacred spaces within Rome established by Sixtus V historic urban model, a compelling discovery of a condition in which art has unambiguously replaced religion at the intersection of Via Gregoriana and Via Francesco Crispi at the current Galleria d’arte Moderna Roma Capitale became the project site. The project takes the galleria in its current condition, awkwardly nested in a de-concentrated monastery in relation to the Church of San Giuseppe, and attempts to narrate through architectural form, an idea about transition and attachment of sacred and secular as an important patch in the overall work of the city. The aim is establishing a distinction, rather than separation, between the consecrated and the profane with an overarching premise for a design that negotiates how art transcends religion at this specific point in the city fabric.

S o f t w a r e

| Google Sketchup, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


PI O C RIS

SITE PLAN

ESC

1|CHIESA DI SAN GIUSEPPE 2|CURRENT GALLERY

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VIA

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3|NEW ADDITION

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4|CLOISTER GALLERY

5|GARDEN COURT 6|CAFE

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MODERANA

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GALLERIA

APO DI C VIA

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INITIAL FORMAL SKETCHES

Transition and attachment of a contemporary structure to a traditional structure and existing fragments.


EXTERIOR SKETCHES

Re-building the corner

Engaging the street

Massing the expansion.


iNTERIOR SKETCHES

Traditional space meeting contemporary form.


F I N A L P R O J E C T D R AW I N G


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West Memphis Fallen Officer Memorial Design Competition, 2 ND Year Architecture + Landscape Collaboration with Tyler Jones On May 20, 2010 a tragedy struck the West Memphis community. During a routine traffic stop in West Memphis, Arkansas, on Interstate 40, Sergeant Brandon Paudert and his partner Officer Bill Evans were gunned down by members of the extremist group “sovereign citizens.�. The city mourns this loss and sought a design for a memorial to forever honor and remember the great sacrifice these men made while protecting the citizens of West Memphis, Arkansas and Crittenden County. The project was selected amongst thirty group projects of two students each in architecture and landscape architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture, and is currently in the bidding phase for construction under John Harrison Architects in Memphis. The design features two cube like enclosures, each one representing one of the two fallen officers, each 16 feet high and nearly 13 feet wide and floating within reflecting pond. A T-shaped concrete wall, pointing in the direction of the fatal shooting's site serves as a marker and houses the names of other officers and firemen who have lost their lives on duty. Arkansas state Representative Keith Ingram stated the design's "simplicity and symbolism gives it the potential to become an iconic piece of art to honor our officers.[The memorial site will] represent the sacrifice of officers on our behalf. They are out there protecting us, and we sometimes take that for granted until a catastrophic event happens. Then we realize what they do every day and the stress they and their families live with in order to protect us."

S o f t w a r e

| Autodesk AutoCAD, Google sketchup, Adobe Illustrator, adobe Photoshop


WEST MEMPHIS AERIAL PLAN

LOCATION OF SHOOTING OFF I–40

LOCATION OF MEMORIAL

WORTHINGTON PARK SITE PLAN

MEMORIAL PLAN

ESTABL

ISHING

A FRAM E

OF REF ERE

NCE


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SECTION02

SECTION03


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Unscripted

An Architecture of

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P e r f o r m i n g B o d i e s , 5 t h Ye a r I n d e p e n d e n t T h e s i s P r o j e c t

The concept of an embodied space has historically impacted the way in which architecture has been perceived, designed, and constructed. As architectural and design practices continue to evolve, there lies the potential to explore the complexities of space and spatial production through understandings of performing bodies in space that can contribute to future built environments. Â The conceptualization and realization of space created for and by the body is a common linkage between the art of dance and the practice of architecture. Here, performance is the medium of investigation. Concepts about space as perceived through dance are factors influencing the design of architecture. This project is an analytical dialogue, between body and building, focused on the potential of expanding the narrative between the spaces we design and the subjects who occupy them.

S o f t w a r e

| Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom


TRACING PERFORMING BODIES | GESTURE DRAWING WITH LIGHT

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Through a post-humanist view of our world, our bodies, like architecture, are continuously evolving, adapting, and taking on new forms, motions, and proficiencies. They evolve and adapt in response to transformations of the spatial and social order in which we live. Rooms now become hubs for multiple virtual bodies to participate and interact with one another without being in the same physical location. Machines now produce parts and calculate relationships to construct objects. The new ways in which we communicate (the gesture) and the new advancements in the way we build (the space) directly translate to the way we experience our built environment. From this context, we can imagine a near future where the transforming spatial relationships between digital spaces, physical bodies, material spaces, and virtual bodies become a new form of architecture. The body, then, is a site for augmentation and experimentation, while its movement holds choreographic capabilities of tracing an architectural idea. This study takes precedent from the works of artists and architects, particularly between 1960-1980, when a major shift in social culture transformed the way artists and architects conceived space. During a period of social re-formation, ideas were being envision around the concept and potential of performance. Rebecca Horn is an artist whose work, since the 1970’s, developed out of a “physical precision and technical functionality” of the body in action. She conceived of an idea that the body and the mechanism may become one. Bernard Tschumi is an architect who realized the potential of the event, or act of inserting the body, as an important component to the realization of an architectural work. He saw that, “The ultimate pleasure of architecture lies in the most forbidden parts of the architectural act, where limits are perverted and prohibitions are transgressed.” Their works celebrate the notion of performance between bodies and space and acknowledge within the work the potential of an un-scripted event.  

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Our bodies serve as the system through which we experience and measure the things we touch and the spaces we occupy. From the moment in which we begin our lives, we position ourselves in the world based upon perceptions and responses to our own awareness of place, and those qualities give substance to the built environment. Architecture derived from a bodycentered consciousness of space and place. The primitive hut derived out of a rational act of building to provide enclosure and to protect the body. Walls were then designed to define and describe territorial boundaries beyond the body before they became systems of rooms and buildings. The column became a representation of the upright human even as it served the necessity supporting structures. Over the course of architectural history, the interdependency between the body and the architecture has often been called into question. There have been frequent attempts to underline the importance of the occupying body to the design of architectural spaces; however, those ideas have often failed to transfer into standard practice. In an attempt to re-position the research, this study establishes the body as the focus of the analysis. Without architecture, the body is in its most vulnerable state. Without the body, architecture has no utility.


As architects and designers, we should aspire to be technicians of the body, understanding and exploiting all in which the body is capable. Architecture is often a static composition. The body is an ever-changing variable. As architects and designers, we have the capabilities to respond and engage with the body’s movement in ways that can transform how we visualize and experience our built environments. The body and its movements have the abilities to alter and transform space. Architecture possesses the potential to redirect and engage the intensions of the body. It is evident that engaging in any discussion on body and architecture enters into a long ongoing debate within the architectural discipline. Through this research, I have gained knowledge on architectural ideas, not through the conventions of architecture, but through an understanding of body and performance in other disciplines, viewing space as an extension of the body. SCRIPTING - UN-SCRIPTING SPACE


ATMOSPHERES| SPATIAL DISRUPTIONS CAPTURED BY LIGHT

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| ENCLOSURES


| T R A C I NG S P A C E G E N E R A T E D B Y M Y B O D Y I N L I G H T


U N S C R I P T E D | adj. | not adhering to or in accordance with a preconception. Syn. Improvisation S P A C E | n. | a boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction P E R F O R M A C E | v. or n. | an event or action in which the physical body and or material object is in action. G E S T U R E | v. or n. | a movement of the body that suggest an idea or expression. E X P E R I E N C E | v. or n. | an observation or narrative in which human consciousness takes on spatial form.


experiment in body m o d i fi c a t i o n a n d m o v e m e n t sensory

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experiment in form and t r a n s f o r m a t i o n material

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additional w o r k s spatial

experiment in line and effect 06

defensive garment

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plexi and painted wire model F I e l d w I t h I n |

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cardboard garment

Polyhedress|

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experimental dance film

CHIAROSCURO|

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self portrait in clay≠≠≠

Touch|

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Natural boy|


experiment in material and immaterial bodies. performative

sculptural

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experiment in documenting and modeling b o d i e s

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Brandon Bibby Architectural Portfolio  

B.Arch, Spring 2014 - Fay Jones School of Architecture

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