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PORTFOLIO University of Arkansas

Tyler Jones


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PORTFOLIO Anchor

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What if housing and a town plaza could work in tandem to anchor an arts district? Mediatheque

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What if a building could facilitate interaction between people? Memorial

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What if a memorial could tell the story of a person’s life? Pavilion

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What if a pavilion could teach through the act of viewing? Sketches Travel sketches as an act of learning from the great structures of Rome and beyond.

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ANCHOR

UACDC

What if housing and a town plaza could work in tandem to anchor an arts district?

The Anchor Approach provides a central town plaza to accommodate festivals, while projecting a strong civic identity around which mixed-use housing and commercial functions are arranged. The town plaza provides much needed public assembly space commensurate with the growing density of the downtown arts district. The project offers a variety of frontage conditions making it highly sought after. Episodic interventions in the town plaza form an ambulatory around a larger plaza space.


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The flexibility of the plaza is key.


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17 Condominium/ Townhouse units

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42 Apartments

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artists housing

The plaza is both a peaceful retreat during the day and a lively place for concerts at night.

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west avenue gallery retail live-work housing cafe and parking deck plaza artist housing townhouses existing walton arts center redirected bike trail existing pocket park existing spring


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1 Bedroom 854 sq. ft.

2 Bedroom 1,118 sq. ft.

1 Bedroom: 854 sq.ft.

2 Bedroom: 1,118 sq.ft.

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3 Bedroom 1,449 sq. ft.

3 Bedroom: 1,449 sq.ft.

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Public space is lifted off the ground

and onto platforms that float in between the floors of housing, providing communal space for residents.


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Mid-rise Housing

solutions are highly efficient when developed on valuable downtown land and provide extensive public space to the city. Courtyard Housing

provides affordable units to the artist community.

Townhouses

provide a stately backdrop to the Walton Arts Center entry plaza. Wrapped Parking Deck

provides amenities like urban porches, cafe sitting, and an armature for public art.

Redirected Bike Trail

participates in activating a larger centralized space beyond that of a corridor.

UNITS 67 PARKING STALLS 200 = 194 on-site + 6 on-street

West Avenue (East) Elevation 0

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The townhouses provide a rhythm to West Avenue that alludes to the future fabric of downtown.

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MEDIATHEQUE Comprehensive Studio

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How can architecture embrace and inspire new forms of communication and interaction between people in a digital age? The mediatheque is the information age’s library: bright, interactive, and communal. The project uses a hyper-surface facilitate this interaction at an urban, group, and individual scale. The courtyard allows pedestrians to become active participants and creators of the public space.

What if a building could facilitate interaction between people?


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retail office lobby courtyard cafe loading dock theater mediatheque


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“Architecture as walls to be written on by those who inhabit it.� -Toyo Ito


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memorial 2nd year


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MEMORIAL

2nd year

What if a memorial could tell the story of a person’s life?

Can a memorial use more than a statue or plaque to commemorate a person’s life? The project is a memorial for two officers of West Memphis, Arkansas, who lost their lives in the line of duty. Using the design device of tropes, the project is a metaphor of the fallen officer’s lives. The two smooth masses stand tall protecting a tree, which represents the fragility of life. The masses represent the strength of the officers, shielding and protecting citizens from the evil of the world. The inside of the masses is extremely rough, while the outside is smooth and reflective. That rather ominous materiality on the inside represents the chaos and danger in being a police officer.


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PAVILION designFAB


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PAVILION

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What if a pavilion could teach through the act of viewing?

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently acquired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson house from New Jersey and is in the process of dismantling and moving it to their grounds where it will be reconstructed. The museum requested that a pavilion be built that will serve as an educational episode along the path towards the house, while also serving as a viewing pavilion for the house during and after construction. The project chosen, which is being further developed at this time, attempts to delay the arrival to the house allowing a sense of discovery, while also educating the public, in a metaphoric way, about Wright’s usonian architecture.


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PAVILION designFAB

GEOMETRY ITERATIONS

PLAN EXTRUSION

SPACE HIERARCHY

FORM SCULPTING

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FLOOR ELEVATED

SURFACE ADJUSTMENT

FORM SCULPTING

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SURFACE DIVISION

SITE FORCES

SKY APERTURE

DIVISION OF SPACE

FORM UNITY

CIRCULATION

ADJUST FOR TABLE

ADJUST TO HOUSE


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DIVIDE DIAGONALLY LESS OPEN

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OPENING HIERARCHY

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OPEN INTERIOR

CLOSED INTERIOR

COMBINATION

The structure shifts to conceal the Bachman Wilson house.


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Sketching


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SKETCHING Travel sketches

PORTFOLIO Tyler Jones  

Undergraduate Portfolio University of Arkansas

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