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JOHN LEANO

PORTFOLIO
GRAD II FALL 2015

F 2014 / S 2015

ARCH 551 / CONTROL / Kelly Bair + Thomas Kelley Investigating formal qualities through axial and perspectival relationships and fundamental operations: scale. orient. multiply .

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Y AND Z 60 pages A compilation of drawings examining the outcome of formal operations through axial perspectives with a specific focus on twin characteristics: duplication. fraternal University of Illinois at Chicago | Arch 551 | Fall 2014 | Instructors: Kelly Bair (C. Thomas Kelley . identical.) w.JOHN LEANO XYZ THE BOOK OF FORMS: X. conjoined. mimicry.

3D-print .Y MODEL (CAVE) A: IDENTICAL Acrylic.

3D-print .Y MODEL (CRUCIFORM) B: CONJOINED Acrylic.

FORM TO TYPE: GRACELAND CEMETERY .

mausoleum. etc. columbarium. monument.) resulted in the Twin Pavilion: a new cemetery typology accomodating the living and the dead underneath a coffered and tufted ceiling .The synthesis of twin forms through the lens of cemetery typology (grave. .like a coffin.

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basswood . dowels.STUDIO GRACELAND CEMETERY MODEL Plywood.

TWIN PAVILION .

UNDERSIDE CNC-milled polyurethane foam .

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ARCH 552 / POWER / Stewart Hicks + Julia Capomaggi Tracing an idea of power in architecture by exploring character. culminating in a bas relief model . narrative and collage.

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he spends most of his time arguing with himself about the “true” orientation of the world. DOS is the product of a specific investigation of duality in relation to power. Deux and Deuce. While not much is known about its bi-polar halves.CHARACTER PROFILE: DOS Rockite concrete DOS made his way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul. . His conclusion: it’s somewhere in the gray area between black and white. Duality implies simultaneity . Minnesota.the existence of two things in the same place and time or multi-purpose.

COLLAGE .

. the plan of Villa Rotunda becomes an urban plan. up and down . In collage. where heirarchy is merely relative.. . and DOS’ home.As clothing and as context: DOS is an inhabitant of two worlds.unique in identity yet linked.

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DOS SITE MODEL Chipboard .

BAS RELIEF: THE DOS BOOK MUSEUM + LIBRARY .

The bas relief was an opportunity to programmatically define duality through a museum and library. Duality was subsequently furthered by deploying the book as both educative tool and art object .the book in context and the book out of context. .

DOS BAS RELIEF MODEL 48 1/16”-chipboard layers .

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ELEVATION I .

ELEVATION II .

. placed on a pedestal and ultimately a pile of meaningless objects. ..SECTION I Beginning in its conventional accomodation on shelves and becoming a decorative profile.

.SECTION II the transition of the book from tool to art is expressed in the programmatic transition from bottom-half library to upper-half museum.

LIBRARY PLAN MIDDLE FLOOR PLAN .

MUSEUM PLAN

Library and museum become both wildly different...

yet equally engaging.

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object. .ARCH 553 / HOUSE / Penelope Dean + Grant Gibson Inverting conventional notions of the home by looking at it in reverse. via the interior: first furniture. and finally envelope. builtin.e. structure. i. decor.

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Floor “portholes” allow for viewing the zen garden beneath the home. convenience and portability.A HOUSE FOR ACTIVITY This project re-examines domestic life for a small family at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a combination of fixed and mobile furniture. coincidence and intersection of activity in an uninterrupted space devoid of partition and corridor. a zen garden of stepped gravel beds and a minimal selection of ferns complements the home's interior .e. allowing wide views of the forest through floor-to-ceiling shelf-windows. The parents' and child's bedrooms are adjoined at the rear of the home. Mobile furniture plays a literally active role for the family furniture capable of “keeping up” through expediency. the kitchen. The front entry is approached via ramp off the driveway. Meanwhile underneath. i. which continues beneath the home into a two-car garage. while two skylights minimally illuminate interior intersections. bathroom and general storage.allowing for a contemplative break from the activity taking place inside. The tension between a modernist free plan enabled by structural concrete columns and a postmodernist floor manipulation creates the setting for a mixture of events that encourages a more open and fluid lifestyle . . Caster and rollable furniture activate pocketed spaces while the flat perimeter around the pockets accomodate fixed domestic utilities. Wood paneling across the façade lends material contrast to the industrial homogeneity of the floor and roof slabs.the flowing.

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ROOF PLAN .

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MAIN FLOOR PLAN .

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GARDEN PLAN .

SECTION: WEST .

SECTION: EAST .

ELEVATION: WEST .

ELEVATION: EAST .

ELEVATION: NORTH .

ELEVATION: SOUTH .

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