Jonathan Vernon

Architecture, 2023

I’ve always found architecture to have an intriguing allure. The built environment has such an immense effect on the way we interact with our surroundings, our communities and ourselves. Architecture has the power to comfort, to nurture, and to frighten. The way in which our built surroundings influences our emotions is a fascination that has compelled me to study Architecture in a bid to improve upon the current environment and to make the way we interact with our cities and homes a more positive one.

 

Jonathan Vernon

Selected Portfolio

CuSuen - 3rd Year Graduation Studio 2022

CuSuen - 3rd Year Graduation Studio 2022

Tasked with the adaptive reuse of the former Commonwealth Bank building in CIVIC, our challenge was to transform this building into a cultural vessel. My design centered around a copper tower 'beacon' at the front of the site. Inside the beacon is the main performance chamber for contemporary dance, music and light shows. The rest of the building is a mixture of multipurpose exhibition space and amenities.

Ampersand - 3rd Year Studio 3 2022

Ampersand - 3rd Year Studio 3 2022

Tasked with designing a community library on the site of the current Manuka petrol station, with supporting amenities such as an auditorium and a small childcare centre. My design was a continuous spiraling '&' shape with the auditorium at one end partly underground, the library in the central sections of the spiral and the childcare at the top, to ensure privacy, light and distance from the busy Canberra Ave. A roof top playground enabled a large outdoor area for the children to play.

Bus shelter - Digital Design 2 2022

Bus shelter - Digital Design 2 2022

This unit explored the relationship between design and manufacturing, with each team assigned a different material processing technique and a different challenge. My team was challenged to utilize 3D printing to create a bus shelter. The result was a modular curving form made up of individual cells derived from a mathematical formula.

Motus Pavilon - 1st Year Studio 1

Motus Pavilon - 1st Year Studio 1

Our first studio year studio project was about movement. Our task was to design a pavilion through the medium of abstraction and modeling. My final design resulted from the merging of two different abstracted models, resulting in a pavilion which gifted the person experiencing the space many different choices about how they would move through and experience the space.