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  • DILIGENTVIGOROUSintrospective

    ERIC KUCZEKarchitecture + design

    creativeversatile

    inspire

    dmotivated

  • QUEENSWAY

    CLIFTON LIBRARY REMODEL

    EVOLO

    WARMING HUTS

    CARDBOARD INSTALLATION

    TATTOO STUDIO

    instructor | Murali Paranandirole | develop parti,render images

    instructor | J.E. Elliotrole | develop digital + physical model,advance AUTOcad plans,render images

    instructor | Murali Paranandirole | Individual Design (entire design development)

    instructor | Murali Paranandirole | design development,advance digital model

    instructor | Second-Year Studio Staffrole | design development,advance digital model

    instructor | Mary Rogerorole | Individual Design (entire design development)

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  • QUEENSWAYDESIGN COMPETITION

    COLLABORATIVE

    PROGRAMS USED:rhinocerous

    AUTOcad adobe illustrator

    photoshop

    URBAN CROSS

    Located in Queens, New York an old train station that was no longer in use was in need of renovation. Solving the problems by incorporating:-stairs that are more than stairs-integration of the bicycle -expression of culture -questioning of the ground plane -installation of programmatic diversity

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  • THE MORE SUCCESSFULLY A CITY MINGLES EVERY-DAY DIVERSITY OF USES AND USERS IN ITS EVERYDAY STREETS, THE MORE SUCCESSFULLY, CASUALLY (AND ECONOMICALLY) ITS PEOPLE THEREBY ENLIVEN AND SUPPORT WELL-LOCATED PARKS THAT CAN THUS GIVE BACK GRACE AND DELIGHT TO THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

    -JANE JACOBS Structural components cre-ate interior spaces which also express openness. Procession is influenced by an ungulating parti. In attempt to bring together the community as well as businesses adjacent or at the endpoints of queensway, nodes along the pathway en-courage indirectly forced visitation. Bicycles were an important aspect of the rapid transportation in this area, factoring in as a major focal point for the design.

    Combining ramps and stairs that question the ground plane puts the ground lev-el and the upper level on a similar course psycho-logically. Interior spaces on the bottom floor have parameters delegated from the exisiting structure. These spaces incorporate the cultural aspect with temporary market venues.

  • CLIFTON LIBRARYREMODEL

    COLLABORATIVE

    PROGRAMS USED:sketch-upAUTOcad

    adobe illustratorphotoshop

    The original library lacked multiple components which were driving factors of the design:

    -cultural expression

    -connection to cityscape

    -community engagement

    This design focuses on implementing those factors back into the cityscape with this library.

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  • EVOLO DESIGN COMPETITION

    INDIVIDUAL

    PROGRAMS USED:form-ZAUTOcad

    adobe illustratorphotoshop

    REJUVE-N-AID

    Coral Reefs are in danger because of the threat of global warming. These coral reefs perform better in a cooler temperatures. Through a water purifying system via the main hub structure, rain water is collected and then filtered, distilled and then chilled. The water will then begin to be enhanced and this underwater habitat is saved from perish. The coral reefs serve as a home to many sea creatures. The port cities of the world will have plenty of protein to last them, contrary to years passed. In preparation for a disastorous storm, the modular structures that branch off of the main hub serve as temporary shelters and residencies. Below the sea line, laboratories provide the chemists and engineers a space for making these structures more progressive.

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  • WARMING HUTS

    DESIGN COMPETITION

    COLLABORATIVE

    PROGRAMS USED:bonsai3Dform-ZAUTOcad

    adobe illustratorphotoshop

    Winnipeg, Minnesota is host to the forks, which is a path that connects two end-points. Dissecting the history of the area, we started with a simple ribbed structure such as the canoe, which is a vernacular reference to the Lewis and Clark historic trail. Two geodesic hemispheres union together to establish a wooden igloo ideal. By allowing the structure to unveil its dynamic space, these triangular panels work together to stabalize eachother the ribbed connections that symbolized the canoe.

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  • CARDBOARD INSTALLATION

    COLLABORATIVE

    PROGRAMS USED:form-ZAUTOcad

    A group of around 25 individuals worked together to self assemble this installa-tion which acts as device to deafen the sound that this atrium space exhibits on a daily basis. The lattice structure design resembles a water fall motif. There was nothing used to connect the cardboard with the exception of an adhesive.

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  • TATTOO STUDIO

    INDIVIDUAL

    PROGRAMS USED:hand drawing

    physical models

    Focusing on the building as a skin, a mixed-use commercial and residential structure insipired by the art of tattooing was assembled. The aspects in this studio was reliant on the art form of tattooing as a catalyst for building design along with space-making and assembly rather than form-making. Model making was a big tool for the exploration of these spaces.

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  • TRANSPARENT PROCESSION

    Dividing the building into three compartments made this section model a prime tool for the exploration between spaces on the x-y planar activity. The intricate spaces show how the variation of floor + height levels enrich the procession through the spaces.

    INVERSING THE RAUMPLAN

    The delicate and grueling process of the Japanese tattoo meant that these spaces need-ed to simulate a procession from the lobby to the stations. In harmony with the tattoo process, the spaces are similarly intricate, which establishes a ceremonial experi-ence.

  • FLOOR JOIST DETAILSCALE 1"=1'-0"

    MODULAR BRICK VENEER

    WALL TIES

    2 CAVITY W/ RIGIDINSULATION

    8 CMU BLOCK

    BOND BEAM

    J-BOLT

    4 CONCRETE SLAB

    1 1/2 COMPOSITE FLOOR DECK

    16H6 BAR JOIST

    detailscale 1 1/2 = 1-0

    CONCRETE FILL

    STEEL PAN

    TREAD NOSING

    STRINGER

    3/4 GLASS PANEL

    METAL DECKING

    STEEL PIPE RAILING

    1 X 1 1/4 STEEL ANGLE

    up

    down

    1A

    PLANSCALE 1/4"=1'-0"

    2A

    DETAILSCALE 1 1/2"=1'-0"

    2B

    SECTIONSCALE 1/4"=1'-0"

    2C

    GUTTER

    SOFFIT VENT

    FASCIA

    PLYWOOD SOFFIT

    MODULAR BRICK VENEER

    WALL TIES

    2 RIGID INSULATION

    1/2 PLYWOOD

    3 RIGID INSULATION

    3 METAL DECKING

    24 K 6 BAR JOIST

    BOND BEAM

    ANGLE BRACKET

    J-BOLT

    8 CMU

    #5 STEEL REINFORCEMENTBAR

    STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF

    FLOOR THERMAL RESISTANCE

    WOOD 1/2 (R-.5)

    PRODEX TOTAL INSULATION 13/64 (R-15.67)

    CONCRETE 6 (R-1.875)

    SAND 3 (R-1.8)

    GRAVEL 3 (R-1.8)

    U-VALUE= 1/TOTAL R-VALUE U-VALUE= .046

    ROOF DETAILSCALE 1"=1'-0"

    3A

    SECTION + FLOOR DETAILSCALE 1"=1'-0"

    4A

    CONSTRUCTIONDETAILING

  • SKETCHESINDIA INK/GRAPHITE

  • ERIC KUCZEKkuczekej@miamioh.edu2361 Leeway DriveHudson, OH 44236