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John Tuthill

bachelor of architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2013

design portfolio


John Tuthill

bachelor of architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2013

johnrtuthill@gmail.com johntuthilldesign.blogspot.com linkedin.com/pub/john-tuthill/75/a10/a12


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AIA Steel Competition 9.11 Monument to the Other Mott Gym Renovation DaVinci Discoteka Pruitt Igoe Now Competition Affordable Housing in SF Design Thesis

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Vellum Furniture Competition ZIP Installation

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Spatial Studies Event Studies San Luis Obispo Museum 2 , 4 , 8 House Live Work Community Leading Edge Competition

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graphic design watercolor photography sketch models

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Monaco Labs Avenida Princesa Garage

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design studios 351 LA School of Fluid Dynamics AIA Steel Competition

352 Monument to the Other 9.11 Foreign National Memorial

353 Mott Gym Expansion Redesign and Repurposing

451 il Rivalino di DaVinci

discoteka in Locarno, Switzerland

452 Gateway

Pruitt Igoe Now Competition

453 2100 Polk Street

Affordable Housing in San Francisco

481 Dichotomy Design Theis


ARCH351

LA SCHOOL OF FLUID DYNAM AIA Steel Competition modeling: rhino + grasshopper rendering: 3dsMax + Brazil fabrication: laser cutter + analog Spring 2012


MICS

Wireframe Formal Development

Program: Design a school that teaches fluid dynamics to elementary school students in downtown Los Angeles for the AIA steel competition Response: The ocean evokes a sense of order, of balance with its calm undulating swells but also contains the potential for a ballistic movement. This contextual description applies to an urban environment; The city possessing both elements of structure -- planning, infrastructure, homogeneous composition -- and instances of dynamism -- traffic, pollution, crime. The relationship between such distinctly opposite forces, order and chaos, so unified into a single form embodies the rhythm of the ocean, and the flow of the city. Methods: To begin the project, I was given a clip of a sound-wave and developed a building facade that embodies its fluid nature. Then the class was called to develop the building form from a series of foundobject studies. After creating such I model, I generated it in rhino and then developed the rigid form into a more organic shape. From this point, I developed the structural cage through a series of rhinoscripts based on contouring and extrusions.


Main Atrium Interior

Street Approach

Short Section

Classroom Interior


Section Model 1/8” = 1’

Exploded Program Axo

Building Model 1/16” = 1’

LA Site Overview

Second Floor Plan


ARCH352

MONUMENT TO THE OTHER 9.11 Foreign National Memorial modeling: rhino + grasshopper rendering: 3dsMax fabrication: laser cutter Winter 2011


site daylighting sequence Program: Develop a monument to the non-American citizens that died in the attacks on September 11th, 2001, to the ‘other’ Response: The site will act as not only a place of solace and remembrance but also one of learning and introspection. On a topical level, a visitor could simply amass in the spaces created and revel, but the opportunity to use the site for self-realization exists concurrently. Those who choose to spend a greater time within the site realize the dynamism of the changing lights and colors of the structure that react to daily and seasonal changes. In this respect, the experience will always differ, prompting one to frequent the area. One enters through the first structure, the cenotaph and then descends into the sacred space before lastly venturing into the basement level of the burial ground at the opposite end of the site. Along the way, the quality of light changes from dark to variable to light, akin to the stages of life: birth, life, and death. Methods: The structure as a whole rather than the sum of its parts represents the journey one takes in life, but also the journey one must undertake in order to free oneself from the confines of the other. Using the changing of time and the temporality of the sunlight and natural conditions, the site is everchaning, providing a new experience every time one visits. Hopefully through the movement through the structure, one experiences the world from a new, foreign perspective causing one to contemplate one’s own view of the other.


basement level plan + section drawing

full detail section

ground level plan + section drawing

ground level plan

basement level interior

section daylighting model

site overview


basement level plan

site plan


ARCH353

MOTT GYM EXPANSION parametric remodeling + repurposing modeling: rhino + grasshopper rendering: 3dsMax fabrication: analog Spring 2012


Sustainability Diagram

Structural Diagram

Circulation Diagram Program: Explore the potential of Mott Gym in order to provoke interest in a future remodel Response: I took to studying the flow of a basketball game and what contributes to the cohesive dynamism. I was drawn into basketball play art and the specific technical backbone that exists between the seemingly spontaneous motion. Thus the fluid cohesiveness that I sought to create had a foundation in a practical, ordered form, a concept that easily could translate into an architecture. I likened the process to that of a dancer learning choreography, as both are based off of the consistent repetitive fundamentals that are practically rooted, which ultimately result in the dynamic motion that one would witness on game day. Methods: Using a time-lapsed images of a basketball player making a lay-up, and a dancer performing a routine, I created a series of points that called out the location of certain body parts [legs, arms, head, etc.] at each frame and connected the points with a series of lines. The lines drawn by the basketball player became attractors for the vertical articulation of the bands surrounding the building and the lines drawn by the dancer became attractors for the horizontal articulation.


Street Approach

Site Model 1/32” = 1’

Wall Section Model 1/4” =1’


Atrium Interior

Program Diagrams Formal Translation from Basketball player and dancer movements


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Il RIVALINO Di DA VINCI temporary pavilion in Locarno, Switzerland modeling: rhino + grasshopper rendering: 3dsMax project group: Vince Catania, Tucker Marshall, John Tuthill Summer 2012 _ Switzerland Study Abroad Studio


Before + After Intervention Urban Circulation

Program: Redesign Leonardo Da Vinci’s Rivalino in Locarno, Switzerland into a discoteka and event pavilion Response: The study of the layout of Locarno revealed the city as containing three distinct districts, each defined by a different road layouts. All three regions converge at the project site, at the piazza castello. The three grids as we noted have three different compositions: the old medieval grid has an organic form, the newer waterfront grid has an orthogonal form and the newest suburban grid has an angular form. Methods: The form of our project stems from a transition from the geometric; apparent in the transparent cubes of the pavilion; to organic, as seen in the bridge. The bridge is a direct result of the previous future circulation planning and accommodates a new Locarno. The bridge serves to create a visual interest from the piazza grande to attract guests to the new cultural center, improve the circulation of the city as shown before, emphasize the surrounding buildings, provide a location for people to escape from the busy streets and a location for people to sit and eat and as a new landmark for Locarno.


Bridge to Pavilion

Bridge Underside


Minusio Locarno

Locarno

Lago Maggiore

Lago Maggiore City Map

Old Town Residential

Commercial

Pavilion Interior Conceptualizations

City of Locarno District Map


ARCH452

GATEWAY

pruiit igoe now competition modeling: rhino + grasshopper rendering: 3dsMax Spring 2012 _ Independent Study Studio


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Program: Re-imagine the site of the failed Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, MO Response: Urban renewal in the past has followed a general progression that begins with governmental initiatives that promote immediate growth and development in a regressing area. the rising community attracts corporations who invest the community with new commercial exploits. The rise in commerce eventually leads to developers constructing new lucrative residential and commercial property thus reshaping the area into a more prosperous “revitalized� community. While this process superficially appears beneficial, it carries very harmful side-effects. as the community becomes more prosperous, property values rise and the original residents can no longer afford to remain. Subsequently, a newer, wealthier class of residents take their place, i.e. gentrification. Methods: This proposal aims to circumvent these consequence, creating spaces that engage the community rather than stimulate commerce. while the neighborhood will not necessarily become more affluent, people’s perspective of it will change; bringing pride back to a historical region of st louis. The tectonic form of the project derives from a progressive series of parametric analysis, illustrated in the diagrams at the bottom. Using the locations of the old buildings of pruitt igoe to influence a grid derived from present site conditions, a series of catenary arches developed. The arches achieve their three-dimensional form through a voronoi grid created with the intersections of the two grids overlaid on the catenary arches.


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MetroLink Station and Public Walkway

Ampitheater + Stage


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2100 POLK STREET affordable housing in San Francisco modeling: rhino + revit rendering: 3dsMax + revit project group: Billy Russo, John Tuthill Spring 2012 _ SF Urban Design Studio


Expanded Floor Plans Program: Create an affordable housing, mix-use building at the edge of Russian Hill in San Francisco Response: Affordable housing communities aim to provide home ownership opportunities to qualified low- and moderate-income households who otherwise would be unable to purchase a home in San Francisco. This system allows many generations of home-buyers to access affordable homes. This project seeks to create a high-end apartment feel for a minimal cost and maximum efficiency. Methods: This project seeks to create a high-end apartment feel for a minimal cost and maximum efficiency. By maximizing units and optimizing FAR restrictions, the complex can provide affordable housing to over 40 families, with 10 units being fully ADA compliant and accessible. The design of the building allows for a large gymnasium, a counseling office, and a technology center as well as multiple intra-floor atriums for residents to meet with each other and foster a sense of community.


Structural Diagram

Program Diagram

Daylighting Studies

Circulation Diagram


Project Site

Interior Staircourt Atrium


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DICHOTOMY programmatic duality

modeling: rhino + tsplines + grasshopper rendering: 3dsMax + vRay fabrication: CNC router + 3D printer 2012 - 2013 _ Thesis Studio


Circulation Diagrams

Design Thesis Introduction full thesis available at : issuu.com/johnrtuthill/docs/dichotomy/1

We exist in a perpetual architectural state: the ramifications and presence

of architecture are inescapable. Even devoid of a physical presence, we carry the affects of a social condition inherently tied to our built environment. This book seeks to study the implications of and possibly capture these affects. The ability to create allows us to imagine realities far beyond our perceived physical capabilities making the possibilities are undoubtedly endless and hypothetically extreme. Superstudio created cities that bent any preconceived notion of what a city could or should be. Modernists invented a style that aimed to rectify human behavior, some even attempting to implement tea as the future alternative to alcohol. Sometimes the intentions were even a bit more sinister. The fascist regimes of WWII were notorious for radically altering architectural style in order to impose their new social orders on their populace.

Considering the great power of architecture, whether simply perceived or actual, we exist in a world of increasingly banal construction. No longer does our built environment inspire or provoke. Rather we live in a realm of uninspired strip malls and bland row homes. Our Mecca has become the suburban big box store, our Xanadu, the technological realm. What is the cause of our abandonment of architectural power? Subsequently, what are the ramifications of such notions of architecture? Are we doomed to banality as well, or is there a redemption in sight? Architecture has the power to destroy society, but it also holds the power to redeem. As the stability of our world becomes an illusion, we must turn outside the norm for salvation and remember what those in the past did. Let’s change the world, and let’s save ourselves.


Building Footprint

Immediate Site Context

Site Circulation + Zoning Diagram

Longitudinal Section

Exterior Approach


Program Diagram

Site Model 1:200

Cladding Typology Diagram

Section Model 1:40

Cladding Detail

Site Model Detail Ecotect Analysis + Grasshopper Translation

Section Model Detail


Gymnasium Interior

Bar + Club Interior


Main Entrance Atrium Interior

Stage Atrium Inerior


ANALOG


design projects 481 distor[table]

vellum furniture competition entry

481 ZIP studio400 installation

design studios 121 Spatial Studies

introduction to perception

122 Event Studies

introduction to happening

123 Design Studies

introduction to architecture

251 2_4_8 House

designing with limitations

252 Live / Work Studios free-hand drafting

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leading edge competition


ARCH481

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vellum furtniture compition entry thesis book show GFRC concrete table Winter 2013


At what point does formalism fail? Can an object inherently be of a certain nature, yet function to none such extent? This project is an exploration into the limits of form-based design and the breaking point of rationale.

This is a challenge of formalism, in insight into the subjective mind and its perceived objectivity. When the perceived object does not align with the innate typology of it, what then is the nature of the object? There seems to exists a state of flux in which the object is neither its objective nor its perceived self. If this state can be allowed to exist then the construct of formalism holds no value and the construct of perception cannot exist independently. The purpose of this experiment is to exploit this state of flux and challenge the notion of formalism. One may ask themselves, what makes a table a table or what makes a chair a chair. Concurrent with my research, there appears to be two different rationales for designating a certain object as such: the form or the function. Thus a table is a table either because it looks like a table or it functions as a table. With the series of distortions I’ve imposed on the objects, there exists a set that functions as supposed without taking the supposed form and a set that takes the supposed form without functioning as supposed. The question is then can an object be itself without taking both form and function into account? If not, formalism cannot exist, and functionalism cannot stand alone.


GFRC Concrete 2� GFRC Concrete +polyurethane +sealant -rebar Mahogany Legs +polyurethane

40% Sand 40% Cement 5% Water 3% Chopped Fiberglass 2% Acrylic Emulsion [no steel reinforcement needed]

Masonite Formwork MDF Boundary MDF Waffle Grid


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ZIP

studio400 installation thesis book show 250k zip ties Winter 2013


Designed as an experience to exhibit thesis books, Professor Karen Lange’s fifth year studio (Studio400) at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, was assigned a collaborative installation project to showcase their previous personal research and transition into the design phase of their individual thesis projects. Nineteen students worked tirelessly through the zipping, snipping, and stitching of the zip ties together composing an intricate three-dimensional fabric that could be swirled onto itself to create multiple experiences within a small storefront space. Entry portal, tubular book receptacles, undulating ceiling and walls, and vortex initiate a reading room, book storage, and entry foyer. The installation was intended to showcase the thesis work done during the Fall 2012 quarter. The students each produced a book of design research, which related specifically to his or her developing project. The installation was constructed primarily of cable ties, looped and tied together, to create a fabric. This fabric eventually encompassed an entire gallery “storefront” space. The design was developed over the course of three weeks culminating in a four- day installation period where students meticulously turned 250,000 cable ties into a fabric. The fabric was then tailored into an undulating surface that wrapped and curled into a cavernous room, displaying the thesis books. ZIP ultimately promoted visitor interaction with the fabric’s prickly surface, through books, light, music, color, and conversations, which allowed visitors to become involved in the students’ theses. Studio400 brought forth the concept of a storefront installation exhibit as a spatial experiment while using limited materials as the construction medium. The zip tie fabric unraveled to lure and signal visitors towards the entrance of the gallery where they are squeezed through the aciculate portal before entering the reading room. The installation’s central vortex expanse defined reading space with varying levels of seating. The installation intended to transport visitors from the mundane concrete reality of the building to a finely detailed space housing hand crafted books in an environment of subtle yet plastic enclosure.

Published on: Suckerpunch Daily Archinect Architecture Lover FuturesPlus Socializarq


ARCH121 Between Two Lines [ink + photography]

SPATIAL STUDIES introduction to perception lead + ink analog Fall 2008


Proun Space Study [model + pencil]

Vocabulary Models [applicator sticks]


ARCH122 Fixed Perspective Box

EVENT STUDIES introduction to happening lead + ink analog Winter 2009


Imagined Cast Shadow [pencil]

Measuring a Place [pencil]

Preparatory Ground [model + pencil]


ARCH123 SLO Museum Interior [colored pencil + digital]

DESIGN STUDIES introduction to architecture digital + lead + analog Spring 2009


Museum Design Charette

‘Flight’ Model

A Dwelling for an Architect

Architect Research: Digital + Analog Collage


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LIVE WORK STUDIOS Free-Hand Drafting marker + lead + ink Winter 2010


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Leading Edge Competition revit + ecotect + ink Spring 2012 A

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unit 5 unit 4 unit 8 common area

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large window slides open to allow access into the curtain patio

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“project south” elevation 1/4” = 1’

interior stair perspective

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6” precast concrete wall 3” EIFS

double-hung window cavity

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DESIGN


medium

graphic watercolor photography sketch model


The Curator Music Blog Logo

Alpha Phi ASU Red Dress Gala Print Design 2011 + 2012

ENG143 Anti-Drinking Graphic Project

SAN CLEMENTE HIGH SCHOOL

San Clemente High School Stand Up To Cancer Club Logo + Concept Sketch


Processing Dot Attractor Script

Cal Poly Thesis Show Class Poster

Dyro Revealed Album Art Competition [processing + illustrator]


PROFESSIONAL


IwamotScott Architects

monaco labs independent work

avenida princesa garage


professional work _ IwamotoScott Architects

MONACO LABS

interior remodel + program conversion modeling: rhino rendering: Vray drafting: AutoCAD iwamotoscott.com/filter/RESIDENTIAL/Monaco-Loft


DN

OFFICE LOFT

37’ - 6”

AREA: 1370 SQ.FT ELEV:+16'-6"

450.0625

DN

19’ - 6”

40’ - 5”

233.7597

40’ - 2” 481.7499

485.4904

Second Level Plan 39’ - 1” 469.3470

UP

MEZZANINE ELEV: +9'-1" UP

OPEN OFFICE SPACE AREA: 758 SQ. FT

OPEN TO BELOW

OPEN TO BELOW GROUND LEVEL ELEV: +0'-0"

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Mezzanine Level Plan 3’ - 6” 42.0000

18’ - 9”

UP

225.0000

BIKE PARKING

OPEN OFFICE SPACE AREA: 1290 SQ.FT

COMMUNAL/LOUNGE SPACE AREA: 735 SQ.FT

PH.

AREA: 34 SQ.FT

LOBBY AREA: 236 SQ.FT

OFFICE / CONFERENCE AREA: 153 SQ.FT

PH.AREA: 39 SQ.FT

18’ - 9”

MEN AREA: 51 SQ.FT KITCHEN AREA: 100 SQ.FT

225.0000

OFFICE /CONFERENCE AREA: 172 SQ.FT WOMEN AREA: 63 SQ.FT

UP STORAGE

19’ - 9” 236.7597

41’ - 4”

19’ - 9” 236.9999

495.9904

19’ - 3” 231.2500

Ground Level Plan

This project is an initial design scheme of an IwamotoScott project that I did an iteration of while working for their office in the Spring of 2012.

From the IwamotoScott website:

Monaco Loft is a residential conversion of the upper two floors of the Monaco Labs building. The building had housed a family run film editing business for decades. When the company’s need for space diminished with the shift to digital editing processes in recent years, the owners decided to capitalize on the beautiful loft style living space potential of the upper two floors. The three building envelope contains 50x100 foot floorplates, with a concrete structural frame and side walls, with beautiful Douglas Fir infill framing and floor boards. During the design process, IwamotoScott explored numerous spatioprogammatic configurations, occupying either one or both of the upper two floors, with the ground floor and part of the second floor being maintained as leasable commercial space, and with living and sleeping areas positioned in a variety of alternate locations.

[http://www.iwamotoscott.com/filter/RESIDENTIAL/Monaco-Loft]


Kitchen / Breakroom Rendering

Lobby / Conference Rendering


3’ - 6” 42.0000

18’ - 9”

UP

225.0000

BIKE PARKING

OPEN OFFICE SPACE AREA: 1290 SQ.FT

COMMUNAL/LOUNGE SPACE AREA: 735 SQ.FT

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AREA: 34 SQ.FT

LOBBY AREA: 236 SQ.FT

OFFICE / CONFERENCE AREA: 153 SQ.FT

PH.AREA: 39 SQ.FT

18’ - 9”

MEN AREA: 51 SQ.FT KITCHEN AREA: 100 SQ.FT

225.0000

OFFICE /CONFERENCE AREA: 172 SQ.FT WOMEN AREA: 63 SQ.FT

UP STORAGE

19’ - 9” 236.7597

Ground Level Plan

Mezzanine Level Rendering

41’ - 4” 495.9904

19’ - 9” 236.9999

19’ - 3” 231.2500


AVE. PRINCESA GARAGE Minor Addition + Renovation Independent Work Summer 2013

Garage Interior View


Existing Elevations

Proposed East Elevation

Proposed North Elevation

Bathroom Perspective

Storage Room / Kitchen Perspective


John Tuthill

bachelor of architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2013

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