Jesse Forrest Bright
KU School of Architecture Design and Planning Master of Architecture Spring 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org (417) 827-5089 3
CONTENTS Academic Work 06 Cliffhouse 10 EcoHouse 18 KU House 22 Kansas Sky 32 Lawrence Spa 38 Ritual On the Prairie Design + Fabrication 46 Heliotropic Wall 52 ReNewed 58 Platform bed 62 Table for Two 66 Photography and Travels 86 Resume 88 About
Cliffhouse a retreat for a chef
Cliffhouse a retreat for a food critic
The Cliffhouse was designed as a weekend retreat for a culinary artist. Located on the shoreline of Lake Perry, this home uniquely incorporates a preexisting concrete structure found on site. The home is perched on a hillside and the exposed steel structure allows the glass facade to be projected over the lake immersing the residents in the wooded surroundings. A studio room glides down the structure and hovers above the water creating a peaceful space removed from the rest of the home
Studio 503_ Fall 2011
EcoHouse natural and sustainable living
The Eco-House is designed to artfully showcase principles of sustainability throughout all seasons of the year. Developed for a natural research field station affiliated with a major university, the site is unique because it is situated outside of an urban area, on an ecotone. The building will primarily serve as a single family dwelling. The client has a passion for nature and the environment.
MECHANICAL CIRCULATION PUMP
BENTONITE POND LINER
WATER CIRCULATION PIPING SYSTEM
RECLAIMED LIMESTONE SWIMMING RETAINING WALL
BIOLOGICAL FINE FILTER
NATURAL POOL DIAGRAM
NATURAL POOL SYSTEM The natural pool system is a swimming pool that cleans water hydroponically by filter feeding plants situated in a separate but connected regenerative zone. Because of the constant water flow between the regenerative zone and the swimming area, the plants are always fed and are constantly at work cleaning the poolâ€™s water. While building costs are comparable to a traditional pool, the natural pool system requires no chemical treatment and is a healthier solution for the environment and the residents. HOW IT WORKS - Water passes over the skimmer and then moves through a biological fine filter - It is circulated by a pump into the regenerative zone - Water is drawn through the regeneration zone Plants in the regeneration zone are planted in the substrate Plants compete for nutrients that would feed algae. Water is cleaned biologically by the metabolic processes - The clean water is pumped through the regeneration zone into the swimming area
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE WITH DEEP EAVES
LOCAL STONE CHIMNEY OPERABLE CEDAR LOUVERS LOCAL LIMESTONE RAIN SCREEN PANELING
LOW E GLASS
NATIVE SPECIES LANDSCAPING
1 HALF BATH 2 WET ROOM/LAUNDRY 3 DINING ROOM 4 KITCHEN 5 LIVING ROOM 6 MASTER BATH 7 MASTER BEDROOM 8 ADAPTABLE SPACE 1 9 ADAPTABLE SPACE 2 10 SECOND BATH 11 GUEST KITCHEN 12 OUTDOOR PATIO 13 NATURAL POOL
14 OFFICE/ STUDY 15 ENTERTAINMENT ROOM 16 WET LABORATORY 17 BEDROOM 18 BEDROOM 19 CRAFT/HOBBY SPACE 20 STORAGE 21 SCREENED IN PORCH
As the residents’ needs change through the years, the house will also change with them. The Eco-House is designed for someone such as the famous naturalist Henry Fitch. Fitch, passionately devoted his life to field studies and continued to work into his 90’s. A home for someone such as Fitch must be intimately connected to the environment. In the Eco-House, nature makes its way into the building on either end of the master bedroom, blurring the line between interior and exterior spaces. Using nature as a model, the Eco-House is design the change and adapt over time. 14
While the home is inhabited by adults without children, the east wing becomes both a space for entertaining guests as well as an office space to accommodate a heavy workload. A picnic table and grill sit outside for nights off with friends. The east wing is equipped with a second kitchen and conveniences to host overnight guests or accommodate multiple residents.
Once the family has children, the entertaining space and the office area are converted into spaces to accommodate children of all ages. The outdoor grilling space on the patio has now been converted to a fenced in play area for children, complete with a sandbox.
As the children move out of the house, the structure adapts again to the changing requirements of its users. The partition wall between the previous two spaces disappears and creates a library and study area. This space retains the ability to entertain guests or to simply enjoy pleasant weather. The partial kitchen to the north becomes enclosed allowing residents to use the area for storage purposes.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN WORK STATIONS SUITED FOR THE WHEELCHAIR BOUND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SPACES WELL LIT INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACES ENTRY ON A SLOPE FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESS SUPPORT HANDRAILS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE EASY OPEN DOOR HANDLES DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE
SOLAR WATER HEATER
FOR AGING IN PLACE FOR AGING NATURALLY
UNIVERSAL ECO-HOUSE UNIVERSAL ECO-HOUSE
RADIANT FLOOR HEATING
The field station for which the Eco-House is designed is dedicated to field-based environmental research and education. The Field Station is located within the transition zone (ecotone) between the eastern deciduous forest and tallgrass prairie biomes. Faculty, students, and others use the 3,400 acres of diverse native and managed habitats, experimental systems, support facilities, and long-term databases to undertake scholarly activities.
A closed-loop solar water heater oor heating in the eco-house from the wastewater lagoon enters a bioswale for further processing
Rainwater is channeled into the natural pool Greywater is stored for up to one month and can be used to used to water plants Brownwater is transferred to a waste stabilization pond. Here bacteria and algae break down organic waste
Potable water enters the system from the municipal water supply
The water level of the natural pool is pond as needed.
WASTE LAGOON SOLAR ARRAYS GARDEN PLOTS
PUMPHOUSE/ BATTTERY BANK
FIELD STATION ENTRANCE
CAMPUS ACCESS ROAD
W AL K
MAMMAL RESEARCH AREA
A retreat for a university guest
The Kansas House The first semester in Architecture school began with extensive study on Richard Meierâ€™s use of light and space. This in depth analysis was followed by designing a guest house which could accommodate visitors to the university. The steep site was an area in which students passed through on regular basis and one that provided distant views over the Kansas landscape. The Kansas house contains upper and lower units which both emphasize a connection between indoor and outdoor space. The approach to the house leads one through the landscape while slowly revealing the architecture. The public spaces are accentuated by panoramic windows which open up to gardens and a small grove of trees. The bedrooms create projected views across the southern horizon. A spiral staircase not only provides access to the second floor, but also creates a lighthouse like wayfinding beacon in the evenings. The project took place prior to learning CAD. The drawings were hand drafted and the model was hand cut from museum board. Museum Board Model
Second Floor Plan
Kansas Sky Residences
The Kansas Sky complex was designed to serve the needs of post career residents. Thorough research encompassed ADA standards and the aging process. Design decisions were driven through consideration of materials, lighting, wayfinding, and human kinetics.
WEST ELEVATION 8TH FLOOR KANSAS SKY FINE DINING
2ND-7TH FLOOR APARTMENT UNITS
1ST FLOOR YOGA STUDIO AND SALON
VERMONT ST 3
1. MAINTENANCE 2. SALON 3. YOGA STUDIO
1. ROOF TOP UNITS 2. ROOF GARDEN PUBLIC EVENT SPACE 3. RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
Called out in red on the floor plan are the locations of assistive railings. Residents who are less agile will readily find support throughout the house. Because grab bars can be stigmatizing, each section has been carefully designed so that it appears to be a part of its surroundings. In this way it becomes an aesthetic instead of an eyesore.
10 SECTION B
2 Perspective A
6 SECTION E
7 SECTION D
Floor Plan Southwest Unit 760 SQ. FT.
1. Large Storage 2. Service Shaft 3. Bathroom 4. Bedroom 5. Entryway 6. Kitchen 7. Dining/Living Room 8. Workspace 9. Front Balcony 10. Balcony Gardens
Vaulted ceilings with multidirectional dimming lighting
Channel glass wall As the eyes age they are less tolerant of high contrast lighting. The apartent units are designed to provide quality light throughout the whole apartment.
The interior of the apartment was worked through in high detail. Many of the features would assist older individuals, but also come as a convenience to all ages.
Ease of Entry: Just inside and outside of the entry there are small benches that allow one to sit while removing shoes.
Surface Allocation: With limited counter space, deeper countertops keep kitchen appliances out of the way when not in use.
Universal Kitchen: Features such as faucet handles, the sink being flush with the countertop, knee clearance under the sink, low work surfaces, and 60” turning radius make the kitchen accessable to all.
Multi-use Furniture: Folding table seats various numbers of guests.
Work Space: Whether it be painting, puzzles or model building, the work bench serves as a well lit and comfortable location to indulge in hobbies or daily activities. Adjustable Shelving: Display shelving can be raised and lowered by by a small electric winch. The overhead shelving can be used to display pictures, crafts or other cherished objects. LED Task Light: Dimming task lighting helps provide just the right amount of light whether the eyes are young or old.
Pilkington Profilit Glass Channel Exterior Stacking Detail
Ambient Light: While maintaining privacy, channel glass gives a visual link between the interior and exterior as light enters into or emits from each apartment unit.
3.35” 2.83” .28”
Vinyl insert Silicone sealant Extruded aluminum frame Shim, backer rod, and silicone sealant Fastener with rubber washer installed on 12”-18” centers Rubber thermal break Vinyl insert Structural steel angle or tube Lumira Aerogel Core
Entry Way Lighting: - Multi-angle overhead lights - Lit key hole - Lit and symbolized door tags
Porch side Gardening: Nurturing plants can be calming as well as rewarding. The flower boxes and trellises allow residents to raise vegetables or flowers.
Gas Log: Radiant heat is often relaxing and provides backup heating in the event of a power outage.
Railing: At every turn in the apartment there is a place to stabilize on oneself. The railing is functional yet aesthetically pleasing.
Bookshelf Railing: Adjustable height bookshelf arm and railing are attached to existing shelf mounting system.
Fall-safe Cabinets: It is common to experience dizziness when rising after a period of sitting. A hand hold at eye level would be convenient while standing up as well as reduce the potential for falls.
Cork Flooring: Cork allows a wheelchair to move easily across the surface. It also adsorbs a small amount of impact.
Hands Free Hook: A wall mounted hook allows one to temporarily hang grocery bags just outside the door while unlocking the apartment.
Safe Swing Door Latch: Inspired by simple mechanics and everyday mechanisms, the door lock was designed to prevent falls when crossing thresholds. When pressure is applied to door mounted railing, the foot will first brake and then lock. The foot is shaped like a cam to increase the pressure when a lateral force is applied to the door. grab handle
Fall-safe Cabinet Hardware Auto locking mechanism keeps cabinet handles ready to receive load at all times and when under a load, the mechanism keeps the cabinet door from opening. Simply lifting the bar allows the doors or drawers to be opened.
lock pin pivot point load arm grab bar
Unlatched Position tension adjustment compression spring
height adjustment camming foot rubber padding
Accommodating local residents as well as visitors to the neighboring Eldridge Hotel, the spa provides a place to exercise and rejuvenate. The spa offers yoga, a weight room, swimming, dance, a cafe, and a reading library to downtown Lawrence, Kansas.
Egress, circulation, program, mechanical systems and structure were analyzed in a wholistic manner. Multiple iterations eventually led to a solutions which met the buildingâ€™s many requirements.
The core of the health center contains an open atrium of circulation. A cantilevered staircase provides access points into service spaces. Bridges cross through the circulation core connecting the service and the served spaces.
Ritual on the Prarie
Smooth thresholds 60” Turning radiuses Lever door handles Caseme nt windows Grab bars Ramps Low work surfaces Appropriate lighting Accessible storage
+ 0’ 0” 7 8 4
- 2’ 0”
Sunset by the Fire Porch-side Gardening Outdoor Wellness Spa The Arborist’s Tree Northern Light Wall
A. B. C. D. E.
1. Woodshop 2. Pantry 3. Kitchen/Dining 4. Living Room 5. Screened in Porch 6. Guest Bathroom 7. Shower 8. Master Bathroom 9. Master Bedroom 10. Hidden Library
Life in a Day Daily rituals become important in the lives of older individuals. Security and simplicity are found in the repetition of the familiar. The ritual house has been designed to facilita te daily tasks. On the east wing of the home, the day begins in the hidden library, possibly over morning tea and a newspaper. As the sun passes through the sky, the core of the home receives an abundance light for carrying out daily activities. As evening approaches, residents are beconed to the west porch to enjoy the sunset by the fire.
N SUMMER SOLSTICE JUNE 21
WINTER SOLSTICE DECEMBER 21
40ยบ N Latitude The home is oriented to observe and mark seasonal occurrences. On the shortest and the longest days of the year, the sun falls into alignment with the architectural datum and pours through the slotted windows.
A SUMMER SOLSTICE
A benefit to living in the Midwest is enjoying the changes that come with the seasons. Bloom, growth, maturing, and slumber are a part of nature, as well as the human life. This cyclical transformation in nature bring about personal reflection in the observer. The screened in porch and other landscaping elements, such as the porchside gardens and the arboristâ€™s tree, allow residents to become engaged and interact with the Kansas landscape.
Allowing natural light into a bathroom while maintaining privacy was a design goal in when working through the Ritual House. A portion of the wall is extruded from the building creating a reveal that allows light to pour in from the sides and above. The light toned walls of the bathroom are washed with the warm ambiance of sunlight light reflected into the space. The space is further enhanced with the incorporation of live bamboo and wood partitions.
Northern Light Wall
Outdoor Spaces Gardens which are are easily accessible from the home can provide more than attractive landscaping. They produce healing effects that come through nurturing, and the satisfaction for work when harvest arrives. The porch-side gardens are convenient for all ages as the terracing brings the garden within reach without physical strain. Residents are also drawn outside by having an outdoor fire pit. Located on the west side of the home, sunsets and the crackling fire will delight the senses with as the day comes to a close.
A Hidden Library While focusing on daily ritual of the retiree, one often spends the first portion of the day in meditation, over coffee, or reading. Located on the east side of the homeâ€™s major east west axis, the reading library is positioned to be filled light in the morning. The seclusion of this space is enhanced by its hidden entrance. A rolling portion of the master bedrooms wardrobe reveals the library. Everything one needs is at arms reach: the glass of water, the pull of the blinds, the switch of the light, the footstool, and a handful of reading.
Helitropic Motion A Solar Tracking Wall
The wall of panels perform in a heliotropic manner, mimicking the solar tracking mechanism found in plants. This attentiveness to sun path allows the solar collecting and shading device to help reduce heat gain while collecting a greater amount of solar energy.
Reflection of solar rays reduces heat gain and generates electricity
Panels could potentially contain a phase change material which would store energy
porous assembly allows for cross ventilation
Panels can be automatically or manually driven depending on solar intensity, need for light, or increased ventilation.
aluminum / pv panel supporting framework
The heliotropic wall was designed to function alongside a sustainable research laboratory built from international shipping containers. The containers arrive on site filled with all of the necessary goods and building materials.
steel wide flange bolts mounting bracket nut mounting bracket welded to framework
An operable mockup
The operable wall assembly consisted of twelve vertical and twelve overhead wood panels. Plexiglass gears could be set into motion by simply turning a crank. The simultaneous rotation of the panels emulated a system which would collect energy using PV arrays as well as provide shade and ventilation to the structure.
Intrinsically Old...Functionally New
Monsters of Design Competition Winner Best Object Design 53
top surface runners
roller assembly wood screw steel strap
machine nut ball bearing
plexi spacer steel frame base
Project Description Reclaimed materials retain an essence of the original form. Through time, use, and circumstance, the intrinsic value of a material is increased beyond the apparent. This value cannot be recreated or bought. Neglected table frames missing their top surfaces were the beginning of the Renewed project. Having outlived their previous functions the oak frames were left for scrap. When disassembled, a small stack of assorted lumber with peeling varnish, numerous bolt holes, and odd dimensions remained.
Given the available materials at hand, the premise of the self-directed project was to create a storage vessel based around simplicity, functionality, cost, and reuse. The design was also influenced by lumber dimensions and the avoidance of hinges or manufactured tracking. The material took on a new identity, yielding a simplistic, yet stylistic, solid oak piece that appears to float above a steel framework. Wood surfaces were finished solely with tung oil resulting in a natural veneer. The top of the vessel divides, glides away from the center, and gives access to the contents. Waxed runners and homemade roller assemblies allow for the game of chess, the research project, or the tea ceremony to remain undisturbed.
1. Steel Framework 2. Scratch Guard Wood Foot 3. Cantilever Assembly 4. Custom Roller Assembly 5. Laser Cut Plexiglass Spacers 6. Runner Channel Detail 7. Plugged Hole 8. Joined Boards With Pocket Screws 9. Pocket Holes, Waxed Runner, Roller Channel
Lumber Recycled Steel Recycled Plexiglass Recycled Hexbolts Recycled Bearings Recycled Machine Screws $1.20 Pocket Screws $9.00 Glue $6.00 Tung Oil $6.00 Total Cost
Platform Bed Efficient Home Design
Pocket Hole Screw Assembly B C A C B C A C B
Drawer Assembly Headboard
1/4” Plywood 3/4” Baltic Birch Plywood 3/4” Stained Yellow Pine
Headboard Attachment Drawers
3/16” Standard Hex Bolt Countersank detail
Home designed and built White pine stained Tung oil finish Pocket hole screw construction Matching nightstands Six built in drawers 27 Cubic feet of storage
A Table for Two Simple Home Design
Simple functional aesthetic. White pine stained and tung oil finish Constructed using biscuits Removable legs Home designed and built
Photography + Travel
South Korea China Japan Singapore Indonesia India Thailand
Cambodia Vietnam Nepal Tibet Dominican Republic Jamaica Grand Caymans
My wife and I thoroughly enjoy the experience of traveling. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to see so many palces domestically and abroad. After graduating from college, we took contracts to teach English for a year in Korea. Folllowing that, we spent three months backpacking in South East Asia. With c desire to understand authentic culture, we made efforts to travel overland, eat at local restaurants, and arranged home-stays through an organization called Servas.
Jesse Forrest Bright
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning
Education University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Master of Architecture, Expected Spring 2014, Current GPA: 3.77
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College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri Bachelor of Science, 2008, Major: Business Administration, Emphasis: International Business, GPA 3.53 Bachelor of Science, 2008, Major: Agricultural Science, Emphasis: Horticulture, GPA: 3.53 Relevant Work Expierence Plot and Print Lab Monitor, University of Kansas, School of Architecture, (Spring 2012) Maintain and manage large format plotters. Ensure quality control of color in large presentation posters. Assist students with software and setting up print files. Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, School of Architecture, (Fall 2012) Served as a teaching assistant for the architectural site planning course. Worked with students individually reviewing graphical mapping assignments. Graded site notes and journal entries. Conducted research to find unique and various ways architects have depicted site analysis through drawings and diagrams. Wood Shop Technician, University of Kansas, School of Architecture, (Spring 2012-Fall 2012) Instructed and assisted students in using woodworking and welding equipment. Demonstrated safety procedures in using power tools. Offered recommendations to improve precision in architectural models. Cleaned and maintained tools and the work environment. English Teacher, English Center for Children, Geoje-do, South Korea (February 2009 - March 2010) Taught English grammar, reading, writing, and conversation skills to Korean elementary school children. Developed and implemented supplemental classroom materials. Created and graded monthly tests, corrected essays, and recorded studentsâ€™ progress. Fostered intercultural communication skills. Gained an understanding of a foreign culture, language, and customs. Student Body President, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri (May 2006-May 2008) Coordinated and advertised campus wide events. Served as a mediator between students and administration. Presided over formal weekly senate meetings. Responsible for managing a budget. Led 24 senator volunteers. Assisted in hosting dignitaries including John Bolton, Tony Snow, and Tom Brokaw. Acted as the collegeâ€™s student representative at various state and national conferences.
Academic Honors and Awards J Gordon Moorman Memorial Scholarship (2012-13) KU Tuition Grant (2012-13) Monsters of Design Competition, Best Object Design (2013) Delta Tau Alpha-Agriculture Honor Society (2007-08) Deans List (2005, 2007, 2008) Hilda E. Bretzlaff Scholarship (2006) Skillsets Proficient: MAC and PC platforms Revit, Sketchup Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Lightroom Laser Cutting
Advancing: AutoCAD, GIS 3Ds Max, Lumion Web design 3D Printing
Janice Franklin Scholarship (2006) Walker Scholarship (2006) Cline-Lofftus Scholarship (2005-06) Hyer Scholarship (2005-06) Kranzush Horticulture Scholarship (2005)
Experience in: Woodworking Welding Concrete Plumbing Electrical
Activities International travel: Visited Japan, Indonesia,Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Domincan Republic, Grand Caymans, Jamaca, and (Peru, May 2013) University of Kansas Architecture Faculty Selection Committee College of the Ozarks Representative at Young America Leadership Conference, Santa Barbara, California College of the Ozarks Representative at National Student Leadership Forum, Washington DC College of the Ozarks Representative at Governors Forum on Leadership and Ethics, Jefferson City, Missouri Personal Interests Outdoor Enthusiast: Skiing, Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Caving, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Soccer Photography: Landscape, Travel, Action, Portraits Involved at local Church Playing guitar
I met my wonderful wife at College of the Ozarks while we worked on our undergraduate degrees. She has been an unwavering amount of support and encouragement as I have pursued my career in architecture. We enjoy time spent together at coffeeshops, fine arts events, traveling, and with family.
The large amount of time I have spent outdoors has given me a deep respect for nature and a desire to promote conservation. When ever there is a chance Chelsie and I load up the bikes, tent, and backpacks and head out for an adventure. National parks are a favorite.
Iâ€™m proud to be a farm grown boy. From very early on I loved spending time in the field and the shop with my father. My family owned and operated a dairy and greenhouse in northern Missouri, where construction, repair, mechanics, and hard work were part of every day life.
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Project The EcoHouse The Kansas House Kansas Sky Residences The Cliff House Lawrence Wellness Spa Ritual on the Prairie Heliotropic Wall
Professor Mahbub Rashid Anne Patterson Bill Carswell Kapila Silva Kapila Silva Bill Carswell Paola Sanguinetti
Team Members Nemo Liu, Steve Eaton