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BRIAN MONIENO UNDERGRADUATE SELECTED WORKS


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“Not all those who wander are lost� -J. R. R. Tolkien

This compilation of works is an homage to the experimental, the investigative, the curious, the ambitious, the hungry, and the daring. These works show, in some form, an extension past the normative. All works including photographs are by me.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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TERRA INCOGNITA | OPTIONS STUDIO 2013

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As aspiring architects and designers we strive to give definition to space through means of our acquired knowledge and experience. Through these means, the ideas of manipulation and forcible acts to create a material’s subservience becomes more of an obsession. Rather than a thoughtful synthesis of variables it becomes more of an agglomeration of matter with predetermined values in the form of fanciful function. This project is not meant to impose the idea of chaotic or unidentified materialistic take-over but rather this will play as a departure point toward digressive questioning about what we know about materialism as well as ourselves as a collective community of unique individuals. Terra Incognita is a combination of both artificial and natural forces at work with one another to create a space. This was a testament to our acquiescence to materials and how no matter the effort to stay relevant, we become futile and obsolete. Interlocking polygonal sheets bound together through porous tensile string became seeds to the growth of sand mountains. The idea of entropy and second life of a material was a concept that was highly expanded on. Proceeding past the movement of built structure’s monumental longevity, the idea of reusable matter evolved into something influential. The architect’s psyche and persona also plays into this idea of accepting work to become temporary, that built forms will ultimately return to nature as it once was.

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INTROSPECTIVE HEMORRHAGE The hand is a magnificent tool which we use to express what we think and feel by means of worldly medium. The separation of hand and mind is simultaneously marvelous and frustrating. Only with practice and many hours of patience, could we fractionally represent what we conceptually conceive. Even in the ‘end’ what is expressed may not be what we intended. That in and of itself maybe a digression; however, we may shove it off as a mistake. I have a habit of letting my subconscious draw. Sometimes, I do not predetermine where lines should be drawn but let the drawing happen. Occasionally I stop to reassess what has been done and modify my actions based off of that. In these cases of hypnotic drawing, it feels almost like my ideas are bleeding onto the paper. I mean ‘bleeding’ as the metaphorical leaking of ideas flowing out of my circulatory system of thought by means of an intentional incision.

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Watercolor painting has been a newfound way for me to express various moods and motives using different techniques. <<

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>> A singular sand grain consisting of silica doesn’t have many structural qualities on its own, but in massive quantities, it can provide various thermal and structural properties to certain extents. Since a mountain of sand isn’t just one unified entity but rather an extremely large amount of small grains, the ‘mountain’ is highly susceptible to quick erosion and, in a way, movement. This property of sand makes it a possibility to be used as an environment to place the pavilion in. Sand dunes affect and are simultaneously affected by the natural conditions it’s surrounded by.


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The tripartite process diagram in model form expresses how bound polygonal interlocking shards transform into sand structures via cementation processes of sporosarcina pasteurii bacterium.

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33” x 11.5” time lapse plan (100 years)

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LITTLE FALLS’ RAPTOR CENTER | SECOND YEAR STUDIO 2011

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Sited in a semi-remote location atop of a cliff overlooking Newark, the raptor center will house birds of prey while also providing usable spaces intended for visiting and education. A given constraint was to exercise the use of steel and concrete material systems in a way that could create a suitable structure for this environment. Rather than using typical normative shear walls, an exterior shell created of triangulated panels created partitions which separated and designated interior spaces. With that into play, an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;interior exteriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; condition was created, generating open volumes for the movement of sound, air, and sight; as a result, the interstitial spaces left a feeling of dynamism. Not only did the form break conventional norms, but it also was the product of functionality. With program being able to fill various spaces, the remainder becomes other usable spaces for exploration and inquiry. Curiosity can still be satisfied.

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This project was chosen to exhibit early rendering capabilities and digital model forms generated without the use of parametric software.


Prior to using modeling software, hand sketching is a preferred technique to investigate different forms quickly. Different precedent studies and material analyses were some of the early stages before discovering the desired entity.

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In rendered form, these deconstructed top plan views express multiple structural systems. Also, the overall shape of both the interior and exterior can be seen as possessing various geometries, coinciding on different planes.

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This site-sectional rendering expresses the aggressive stance like that of the raptors located inside. The structure perches over the cliff.

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EDUCATION Student | Bachelor of Architecture New Jersey Institute of Technology | Newark, NJ Fall 2010 - current Overall GPA: 3.6 | Design GPA: 4.0 WORK EXPERIENCE / PROJECTS GRAPHIC DESIGN COMISSIONS (CLOTHING) Kenny Pinnacle Screen Printing Services Jersey City, NJ

2011-2013 INTERN POSITION James Dart Newark, NJ / Brooklyn NY

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INTERN POSITION Andrzej Zarzycki Newark, NJ / Boston, MA

2011-2012 AIAS COMMUNICATIONS American Institute of Architecture Students Newark, NJ

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CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATION PROJECTS Various clients North/ Central New Jersey SKILLS / PROFICIENCES Hand Drafting Physical Model Making (Assorted Materials) Microsoft Office Powerpoint Word Excel AutoCAD AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS Second Place: De La Salle Art Competiton Cardboard Chair Public Showcase NJIT Bus Stop Competition

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SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM E. Kripa, J. Dart, K. Krumweide Italy

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Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Rhino4 / Rhino5 Vray Revit 2010 Zampolin Design Scholarship / Internship 2010 Spring Abellon India Publication 2010 Siena Newspaper Publication / Artshow

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This is dedicated to those who stood by me and continue to stand by me along the way.

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BRIAN B MONIENO NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MOBILE 551 655 8896 EMAIL bbm4@njit.edu WEBSITE be.net/bmonieno

TO BE CONTINUED


Brian Monieno