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BEN LLEWELLYN

ARCHITECTURE + CONCEPT DESIGN

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“The drawn line is one of the greatest human inventions, and it is available to all of us, a tool both common and esoteric, personal and universal.� -Lebbeus Woods

Ben Llewellyn University of Oregon B.Arch, Landscape Architecture, Minored in Landscape Architecture bencrllew@gmail.com http://bencrllew.wix.com/benllewellyn

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RENEWABLE REST STOP

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TILT 07 TIDAL 94 11 RAILSPUR FAB LAB

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THE WALKING CITY

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SYVYRILLYS TABERNACLE

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WEST BULA MINES

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STUDIO PROJECT 2016 EUGENE, OR

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RENEWABLE REST STOP

FINDING A SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN A REST STOP AND A SOLAR FARM

A hub of renewable energy growth, which utilizes a highway rest stop as an opportunity to encourage visitors to be a part of producing renewable energy. The design is centered around an indoor viewing platform nestled within the solar and wind farm.

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MAP

REST


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WATER

WARMTH

SHADE

PLAY

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CONCEPT Due to our environmental crisis, we must turn to renewable energies. To do so requires a lot of infrastructure, but this infrastructure doesn’t have to be built behind a fence, away from the public. Renewable enregy production can be integrated into the existing landscape. The design uses solar panels for water collection, shade for agrictulture, and a rest stop to bring visitors into the heart of the industry.

XPERIENTIAL KIT OF PARTS EXPERIENTIAL PIECES

CONNECTION

Beckon

INTEGRATION WITH EXISTING FARMLAND

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DISCOVERY

COSY WARMNESS

Revealing the invisible RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION


BEING INSIDE THE ENERGY PRODUCTION

GREENSPACE

REST AND LEARN

PARKING AND ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING

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GROUP PROJECT, SPRING 2015 BEN LLEWELLYN, SAM CLAGGETT, HAILEY WHITMAN, BEN WRIGHT

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TILT

THE KINETIC STAGE

Tilt is an easily transportable, mechanically-powered performance stage. It was designed to be located in urban parks. When not in use, it acts as a quiet, but intriguing sculpture and play structure. When it comes time for a performance, Tilt’s mechanism is activated and its massive shell opens to reveal a stage for music.


WHAT IS IT?

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THE MECHANISM The mechanism which powers Tilt takes only a small touch to turn. This is due to the large swinging counterweight and the use of gear ratios to our mechanical advantage.

GEARS Provide mechanical advantage

RACK Connects mechanism to structure HAND WHEEL takes a light touch to turn

COUNTERWEIGHT 1875 lbs lead weight

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BRAKE Halts mechanism if foot is released


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Scan here to watch the animation of TILT! THE MODEL We constructed a half-scale model of Tilt to showcase its beauty and power. The wood gears and frame were cut on a CNC router. The metal gears and chain were salvaged from a junkyard.

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LAGI 2016 COMPETITION BEN LLEWELLYN, ALEX COLLINS, DYLAN TISS, KYLE POLLACK

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TIDAL: 94

94 CYLINDERS TO MAKE SANTA MONICA WATER INDEPENDENT

LOW TIDE

Tidal: 94 uses the rise and fall of the tide to turn seawater into potable water and edible salt. It uses no electricity and with its 94 cylinders, endlessly pumping from the ocean, produces enough drinking water for all of Santa Monica.

HIGH TIDE

HARNESSES THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TIDE TO PUMP WATER INTO CYLINDERS


100% SANTA MONICA’S

DRINKING WATER PUMPED THROUGH REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTER

EXCESS BRINE IS EVAPORATED IN CHAMBER

$60

MILLION / YEAR

TABLE SALT

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BECOMING PART OF THE CITY Tidal: 94 is an extension of the axis created by Santa Monica Boulevard and the current pier. Each platform offers a community engaging function to include visitors from allw walks of life. By bringing water generation into the city, people will come to understand the metrics of power and learn to guage their own use.

SANTA MONICA

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SKATEPARK

SALT MARKET

SPLASHPAD

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CYLINDERS

8,300,000 GAL/DAY


Mechanically powered from the gravitional pull of the moon and focused solar heat, Tidal 94 separates ocean seawater into fresh drinking water and crystallized sea salt. The localization of drinking water and salt production engages the public in the spectacle of infrastructure.

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SPRING 2015 STUDIO PROJECT VANCOUVER, CANADA

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RAILSPUR FAB LAB

UNITING THE OLD AND THE NEW FOR CREATIVITY’S SAKE

Railspur alley is an old industrial yard which now houses a busy public market and many art galleries. At its center stands a dilapitated warehouse--the perfect site for a fab lab. By using the existing heavy timber structure as a central design node, every space in the building hearkens back to the site’s industrial roots.


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NE ELEVATION

NE ELEVATION

NE ELEVATION

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

FINE ARTS UNITS


ENTER

ENTER

ARTIST LOFTS

GLASSBLOWING

WOOD/METAL SHOP

FINE ARTS

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FAIRY TALES 2015 COMPETITION BEN LLEWELLYN AND RAQUEL MANSELL

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WALKING CITY

A STORY OF HOW COURAGEOUS DESIGN CAN SAVE OUR SOULS

The Fairytale Fantasy Architecture competition asks for submissions of architectural storytelling. We told the story of a bleek future, where the average person spent their entire life indoors--away from the deadly, polluted outside environment. One brave woman takes a stand against what she is told is normal and builds a team of likeminded designers who use architecture to craft a better way of living. All exeprts taken from our 1200 word story

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“In Odessa, no place is safe for more than a few weeks. If we were to venture out, we would need solid shelter, but we would have to stay moving. It was these two factors that gave Stephen and I the idea of a walking city...�

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“...We worked. We sweated. The first blisters we’d ever seen formed on our own hands. Finally, on December 22nd, 2340, we were ready...”

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“...Two months ago, the wind began blowing harder and hotter than ever. Our programmers couldn’t handle the hardship any longer and asked to be dropped off at the next indoor city. Without them, the Walking City failed during the next storm...”

...The Walking City is no legend. It was real. It worked. It died, but you need to know, I have no regrets. I would do it all again if I could.”

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CONCEPT DESIGN


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Syvyrillys Tabernacle

CONCEPT DESIGN 2018

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A mining town in a world that lives underground. In the far corners ot the earth lie a quiet place of worship. The monks here have sought out a life that revolves around both ancient meditative practice and high-tech communication devices. The monks have began to take their practice to the next level by communicating with celestial entities far more expansive than any creature we have seen. Their futuristic communication devices seem to break the laws of physics and reach into the far corners of the universe. At the same time, they live simple monastic lives.


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In Syvyrillys, its hard to tell the difference between technology and organism. The communication devices reach high into the sky with aetherial technology. When they meet the ground, they merge with the understory and become one with nature.

Syvyrillys Sanctuary (left) Stone Antennae (above) Celestial communication device meets the ground (right)

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West Bula Mines

CONCEPT DESIGN 2018

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A mining town in a world that lives underground. Residents on the Planet of Methula only get 11 days of sun per year. The surface is deadly cold for most of the year and in response, its inhabitants have burrowed underground to create cities carved from bedrock. As the billions of poor citizens live beneath the soil, a wealthy few travel across the planets surface on massive curiseships, following the sun’s trajectory and avoiding the cold


Beneath the cold surface lie cities carved from stone. These cavernous communities are a palimpsest of cultures and history. Ancient structures remain, while new ones are constantly created.

Bula Delivery Truck (Left) Bula Delivery truck sketch (above) Rhino Room Nightclub (Right)


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