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KYLE JORDAN SMITH

application for M.Arch 1_Charlotte SOA

KYLE JORDAN SMITH M.Arch 1 applicant_Clemson University


KYLE JORDAN SMITH M.Arch 1 applicant_Clemson University


DEGREE

PLANNING

ARCHITECTURE

E X P L O R AT I O N

B .A . E n v i r o n m e n t a l De sig n

Intro to Urban Studies

Design Studio 1

Basic Digital Arts

Urban & Environmental Planning

Design Studio 2

Christian Apologetics

Buffalo Niagara by Design

Design Studio 3

Intro to Christian Ethics

Community Branding

Architecture History 1 |Ancient-1450 |

Biblical Interpretation

M i n o r i n A r c hite ctu r e T h e S tate U ni versi ty o f New Yor k at B u ffa l o H on o r s College S c h oo l of A rch i tectu re & Planning

2 0 11

Land Use & Development

University Concert Band

Design of Cities

Architecture History 2 |1450-present |

Honors American Pluralism

School Planning & Development

Building Technology

Programming for the Web

Historic Preservation

Structures 1

Environmental Design Workshop 1 | Information Analysis |

Structures 2

Environmental Design Workshop 2 | Design and Communication | Environmental Design Workshop 3 | Design and Communication |

Environmental Behavior American Diversity & Design Professional Practice CAD 1


CONTENTS

Fort Niagara Site Study Second Skin Buffalo Scaled Twin House Faith|Space Photography


forts exist in two distinct states

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FORT NIAGARA Site Analysis Fall 2007

peace or

war.

static or

dynamic

organized or

chaotic

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Sight lines define reference points for artillery fire

SIGHT LINE 1

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SIGHT LINE 2

SIGHT LINE 3


SIGHT LINE 4

SIGHT LINE 5

SIGHT LINE 6

assembling artillery fire lines creates fields of activity and density

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PEACE

WAR

In stasis, artillery lines are geometrically parallel and organized, forming clear moire patterns and densities

Chaos erupts and artillery lines extend their full range of motion. Lines become broken, disorganized and limited only by physical boundaries.

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RESOLVE Resolution of these two conditions begins to create various densities and fragments of physical space.

hand drawn - ink on mylar inverted colors

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density accumulates under static conditions, forming mass

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war erupts and these densities become dispursed fragments

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Interior view of structure and construction system.


*Design and Construction - Kyle Smith Construction - Steven Luu

SECOND SKIN SPRING 2007

Studio 2 In collaboration with Steven Luu*

To consider the concept of the body in relation to mediating the connection between a lying body and a standing body. To explore how the body moves from standing to lying. To practice economy of means during the design and construction process.

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A separate form to index the body was created by each group member. These forms came together by adopting one construction process which met the restrictions and limitations determined by material, body position, and economy of means.

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hand fabricated brackets

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hinged joints


six different configurations

only 2, 4’ by 8’ plywood sheets used

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TO SYSTEMATICALLY EXPERIENCE DESIGN PROCESS AND CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCING

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BUFFALO SCALED FALL 2006 studio

1

Through choosing a person and a business from the phonebook a narrative was created in which a concept was derived. Spaces were created in the phonebook using the concept formed from the narrative. These spaces developed into masses, framed structures, and programmatic elements.

TO UNDERSTAND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SITE, INTERIOR SPACE AND EXTERIOR SPACE

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Rear view of exterior structure

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Front view of structure

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Experimentation with reinforced hydrocal resulted in thin planes extruding from the phonebook structure.

Rear view of exterior structure

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Structure egress

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Front facing view of residential structure.

The relationships established are based off of the specific twin type. Differing from other twins, conjoined twins must be separated through an unnatural process. Program and circulation are formed through a choreography that brings the twins from an unnatural separation and into a natural conjoinery

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TWIN HOUSE Spring 2007 studio

2

To explore architectural concepts and tectonics derived from the dual logics of twinning . This investigation will take form through the development of a house for identical twins.

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Formworks for molds were incorporated into the design of structure to reinforce economy of means and twinning processes.

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Reinforced hydrocal and ultracal define primary elements of structure M.Arch 1 applicant portfolio


Single pour hyrdocal center structure with inset wood patterning and plexiglass divider.

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Exploded Axonometric Ink on Stonehenge

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“Almost every church demolished…is a tombstone to a scattered and dismembered community.” - M. Binney and P. Burman The reduction in population and housing density in the Fillmore District will continue to decrease as vacant structures deteriorate. Utilizing vacant or under-used faith based institutions as a cataylst for redevelopment, new settlement patterns willl form.

2010

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2020


FA I T H | S PA C E FALL 2010 Independent Research Broadway/Fillmore District

2040

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CHARITY MODEL: CURRENT

CHURCH SPONSORED AGENCIES, NGOs, Etc..

MICRO

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MACRO

PUBLIC GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACIES STATE

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VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

FEDERAL

Services

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MONEY The giving of money by individuals

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PERSON INDIVIDUAL

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Professionals Those distributing services/goods become a part of the paid service industry A major shift from the voluntary (or freely participatory) goodwill of communities.

Clients Those receiving services/goods become a part of an economy of charity. Often no personal connection to source of assistance -limited accountability.


The impact of faith based institutions within distressed urban communities has become increasingly obscured and replaced by pseudo-government/political institutions and corporate structures. 1. Edgell Becker and Pawan Dhingra, “Religious Involvement and Volunteering: Implications for Civil Society,” Sociology of Religion 62, no. 3 (2001): 318. 2. Nile Harper, Urban Churches, Vital Signs: Be yond Charity Toward Justice (Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999), 299. 3. Mary Jo Bane, Brent Coffin and Ronald Thie man, Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare. Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, Harvard Divinity School. (Boulder: Westview Press, 2000) 84.

It is not disputed that church consolidation on scales both large and small have some effect on their respective communities. What is disputed, and perhaps justly so, is how these churches should be used in the future. The debate is both a human issue and a theological one. Terms such as “social justice” and “community” have long been associated with the mission of the Catholic Church; in part, the Catholic Church has helped define what these terms mean to Americans. The meaning and interpretation of these words, however, has gone through an evolution – people’s perception of community and social justice has not changed, necessarily, but the mechanisms by which they are accomplished have. “Even those who do not think civic life is in decline feel that people’s style of commitment to social institutions has changed and, as a result, institutions themselves have become restructured.”1 Historically, the urban catholic community provided necessary services and goods for those under its geographic influence. Members of the church community had an active role in charity and ensuring “social justice.” Over time, however, this type of active participation changed, and increasing separation between the institution of the church and social justice occurred. Gradually, there was a transition toward charity meaning simply the giving of money to support organizations, which were expected to provide aid to those who needed it. In this process, services --- food, shelter, clothing, counseling, health care – were provided to people in need, who became clients, by social workers, who became professionals. This developed on a massive scale in the public sector through government bureaucracies, and on a smaller scale in church-sponsored social service agencies. The operative motivation became service…The goal became the providing of social services to needy people on a regular basis in an efficient, coordinated manner.2 In short, there was a shift from “social justice” in the personal and participatory sense to “charity” in the corporate sense. The difference between the terms charity and social justice is important to understanding how this shift manifests itself in very real physical forms. Mary Jo Bane, author of Who Will Provide describes justice as being “not a univocal or unambiguous concept that can be simply compared to charity. Conceptions of justice differ in the degree of valence that they attribute to a principle of entitlement or to a principle of equality of opportunity.”3 In essence, the realization of social justice involves processes far more complex and demanding than charity or welfare – it involves community.

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Patterns of development can occur in a structured way or they can occur quite organically

By reintroducting faith based structures, and the services that they provide, as catalysts to new patterns of development the community renews its potential to become stable and self sufficient.

LINEAR

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CONCENTRIC


COMBINED

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CONCENTRIC DEVELOPMENT

LIGHT URBANISM Temporal, but organized.

LINEAR DEVELOPMENT

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Until settlement patterns can be better defined, small organized communities will center around the former faith based institutions. Once patterns are established, more collective and permanent developments can be made.


defense - collective living in the calm...settlers spread

|THIRD WORLD |ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

small, separated groups

Patterns of development will be defined by constant change and temporary structures. The church will remain the epicenter of respective communities. Residents will return to more agrarian methods of survival.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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GRAIN ELEVATOR - LAKE ERIE SHORE Published: Artvoice Magazine v7n35 (circulation 60,000) M.Arch 1 applicant portfolio


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BUFFALO CENTRAL TERMINAL Fall 2010 M.Arch 1 applicant portfolio


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Thank you for your consideration.

ITALIAN FESTIVAL - BUFFALO, NY 2009

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KYLE JORDAN SMITH M.Arch 1 applicant_Clemson University


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