JACQUES LESEC & CHRIS MARTIN

Transient Threshold

Jacques Lesec

source: highlike

Work: Urban Sprawler, Industrial Creeper, & the Transient Threshold focuses on the collection, storage, and distribution of water in an arid climate and how architecture’s engagement with this fluctuating substance can produce a reconsideration of the conventional understanding of the threshold between interior and exterior. Our design looks to develop a system of bio-capsules derived from the nesting of compound orbicular geometries and the way in which their spatial configurations might begin to promote circulation for elements in flux. instructor marcelyn gow collaborative work jacques lesec / chris martin
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source: orgone-design

Transient Threshold (Seuil transitoire) est un projet qui consiste à étudier l’imbrication des géométries orbiculaires et la manière dont leurs configurations spatiales sont en mesure de favoriser la circulation de l’air ambiant. Jacques Lesec et Christopher Martin ont développé un système complexe capable de s’adapter à son environnement atmosphérique afin de collecter, stocker et redistribuer la condensation pour alimenter des vivarium. Le système utilise une enveloppe perméable qui oscille entre macro et micro-porosité dans le but de maximiser la circulation d’eau pour les cultures des vivarium. En parallèle le système est sensé participer activement à la régulation des micro-climats de la région de Los Angeles. Grâce à des capteurs, le système pourra contribuer à l’élaboration d’une base de données qui sera disponible en ligne sur le site de la ville. Le site aura une fonction aussi bien préventive qu’éducative, en favorisant la prise de conscience de la qualité de l’air.
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source: belmontfreeman

Southern California Institute of Architecture: Master of Architecture, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles: BA in Political Science (International Relations), 2008
Jacques Lesec is the newest addition to the design team at Belmont Freeman Architects. He earned his Master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in September of 2012, where he trained in advanced digital modeling platforms and emerging mix-media representation technologies. Before joining BFA, Mr. Lesec worked for design office Oyler Wu Collaborative in Los Angeles, participating in several highly published design/build concepts.
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source: chip2011

Born in Houston, TX, Jacques defined himself as a hard worker from an early age. His diligence and positive attitude got him accepted to UCLA in 2004, beginning his tumultuous journey to the architectural discipline. After graduating with a degree in Political Science of all things, Jacques successfully gained admittance into the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Today, he is currently there earning his master’s degree as a second year student in the (3 year) M. Arc 1 program. This semester marks his first entry into the Solar Decathlon studio, and he is excited for SCI-Arc’s design to be considered in September.
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source: estmus

This project investigates the nesting of compound orbicular geometries and the way in which their spatial configurations might begin to promote circulation for elements in flux. We’ve developed an assemblage whose complex and regenerative spatial arrangements take shape as the unit adapts to its specific environments. The forms lend themselves to a multitude of topological formal variation responding to unique localized ecologies within the greater Los Angeles area.

Their primary function is the collection, storage, and distribution of condensation. These assemblages utilize a permeable enclosure that oscilates between macro and micro porosity in the interest of maximizing water circulation for the cultivation of our synthetic vivarium.

A parallel function that these units perform is their active participation in the indexing of micro climates found within Los Angeles’ various ecologies. Sensors imbedded within these assemblages collect data that contributes to a digital network stretching across the city. This data is sent back to the site where it gets disseminated. The site therefore becomes a broadcasting hub, serving an educational purpose. In conjunction with cultivating this creation of awareness, the site provides a dynamic interface for the public.