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ADAM CHERNICK www.chernickdesign.com


Content Bachelor of Environmental Design University of Colorado

Denver Community Center

Spring 2012

Rocky Mountain Cabin

Spring 2012

Nature Observatory

Fall 2013

Precision Modeling

Spring 2014

Module Lamp

Fall 2013


Master of Architecture Pratt Institute

Algorythmic Geometry Study

Fall 2014

Projection Mapping

Fall 2014

Greenhouse School

Spring 2015

Toy Aggregation Studies

Spring 2015

Robotic Automation Scripting

Fall 2015

Brooklyn Residential Mixed-Use

Fall 2015


Denver Community Center


The Denver Community Center was a mixed-use community center at 33 Osage Street In Denver’s Lower Highland neighborhood. This project was completed during my undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado. The main geometry was created through a sequential morphology. The design gives hierarchy to views of the Denver skyline. The layout utilizes a roof garden, indoor/outdoor market, and flexible gallery space.


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1. Section Axonometric - Created in Revit and Adobe Illustrator

2. Physical model -Museum Board and Bass wood

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1. Axonometric view - Created in Revit

2. Floor Plan -created in Revit, Photoshop and Illustrator

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Rocky Mountain Cabin


200 sf Cabin

This 200 square foot cabin (the first is the series) is a space which has two main purposes. First and foremost is to connect the user mentally and physically to the environment surrounding them. And secondly gives the user a space to relax, and do work. Through the procession of space, there are two key moments. The first is when you enter the space and receive the full 200 degree unobstructed view of the surrounding forest. The second is when the user steps out onto the balcony and receives all of the sensory experiences (wind, rain, sun, smell, sounds). The combination of these moments will engulf the user in a calm, relaxing work environment.

1. Existing As-Built Explosion Diagram - To show components of existing cabin

2. Existing As-Built Cabin Rhino Model - Modeled in Rhino 5 and exported to Adobe Illustrator

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N1 ION IO //SECTIO //SECTION1

SECTION //WALL // //WALLSECTION

The program of this project was to design a three season cabin to be implemented in Nederland, Colorado at the University of Colorado’s Mountain Research Station.

1. Plan Drawing with Sun Orientation - Created in Revit and Illustrator CS6 by Adam Chernick

//FLOORPLAN


//AIRMOVEMENT

//MAINVIEW

//SPACECIRCULATION

//SUNORIENTATION

//3EXPERIENCES

1. Experience Diagrams - Created in Illustrator CS6

2. Elevation Drawings - Created in Revit and Illustrator CS6

SECTION 1

//SOUTHELEVATION

SECTION 2

//WESTELEVATION


1. Rendering - Rendered in Revit and post processed in Photoshop CS

The Calm Void is a space which has two main purposes. First and foremost is to connect the user mentally and physically to the environment surrounding them. And secondly gives the user a space to relax, and do work. Through the procession of the space, there are two key moments. The first is when you enter the space and receive the full 200 degree unobstructed view of the surrounding forest. The second is when the user steps out onto the balcony and receives all of the sensory experiences (wind, rain, sun, smell, sounds). The combination of these moments will engulf the user in a calm, relaxing work environment.


//RIPPED1X12 FACIA WITH DRIP EDGE //SHEETMETAL ROOFING //2X6RAFTERS

//2X6DOUBLE TOP PLATE

//RIGIDINSULATION

//3/4”O.S.B SHEATHING //3/4” SIDING //3/4”O.S.B SHEATHING

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//RIGIDINSULATION

//2X6SOLE PLATE //2X10RIM JOIST

//2X10FLOOR JOISTS //6x6COLUMN BEYOND

1. Wall Section showing structure - Drawn in Revit and Illustrator

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2. Wall Section physical model - Rigid insulation shown in white


Rocky Mountain Cabin: Project 2 900 sf NetZero Cabin

1. Priliminary structural concept model - Structural study

The second project in the series, is a 900 square foot Net-Zero cabin. This structure produces more energy than it uses by optimizing several different methods of efficiency. Some of these methods include passive solar, passive cooling, the heat island effect, and a PV solar panel system. This design organizes circulation by its public and private spaces which are perpendicular to primary the wet wall. The structure of this cabin is based off of a 12 foot bay system. The primary structure of this cabin is stick framed using 6x6 columns. The exterior walls are 2x6 studs, floor joists are 2x10’s at 16 inches on center. The 6x6 columns die into 6x10 beams with bird mouthed 2x10 rafters at 2 feet on center. All construction is sheathed with a 3/4� O.S.B.


1. 1/4”=1’ Physical split model - Modeled out of Bass wood and chipboard


ROOF

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2X10 RAFTERS

4X10 BEAMS

3/4” SHEATHING W/ SIDING

FLOOR

PRIMARY FLOOR STURCTURE

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FLOOR JOISTS @ 16” O.C.

6X6 COLUMNS

PILING FOUNDATION SYSTEM

1. Cabin Floor Plan - Sketch on trace

2. Explosion diagram - Modeled in Rhino and post processed in Illustrator


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1. Marking where to cut the steel - Drawn and cut by Adam Chernick

2. Possible steel joint connections - Sketched iterations of connections


1. Pouring concrete for foundation detail - Wood form work created with steel brushed oak

2. Priliminary sketch of foundation detail - Shows connection into the ground from structure

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1. Completed foundation connection detail - 1-to-1 foundation detail

This foundation to column connection allows the primary structure to connect into the earth though a flitch plate detail. This flitch plate was constructed from 1/4� plate steel, bolted onto a ripped down 4x4 column and bolted into a 1’ diameter concrete piling foundation.


Nature Observatory


This nature observatory intertwines with the environment around it. A rectangular opening was booleaned into the facade in order to frame views for the users. A glass floor is incorporated in order to give the user a unique understanding of their surroundings. The facade was created to allow diffuse light into the space to calm and encapsulate the observers. This project was designed using parametric modeling (grasshopper and paneling tools) in Rhinoceros 5, then was rendered using the Vray plug-in.


1. Aperture Panels - Used with Paneling Tools to create facade

2. Primary Geometric Surface - This is sphere that was edited for site optimization

3. Panels Along Surface - Paneling tools creates variable change in apertures

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Aperture panels are used in combination with the primary geometric surface to create a tessellated facade


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1. Interior Rendering - Rendered with Vray and processed with CS6

2. Exterior Rendering - Rendered with Vray and processed with CS6


Precision Modeling


This project was for my Rhino class at the University of Colorado. The assignment was to model a small and large object with as much precision at possible. The most difficulty was found while modeling the compound curves in the case of the violin, along with the helix of the violin string.


This violin was modeled in Rhinoceros and rendered using the Vray plug-in.

The most difficulty was found while modeling the compound curves in the case of the violin, along with the helix of the violin string.


Parametric Module Lamp


This project was for my digital fabrication class at the University of Colorado. It is a laser cut flat pack lamp. This lamp is cut from a single 18Ă—32 sheet of material. All connections slot into each other making tape or glue obsolete. This lamp was designed in Rhino 5, and the face of the module was a grasshopper script. This lamp is incredibly intuitive to put together, and can sit or hang depending on user preference.


Agorythmic Geometry Study


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1. Preliminary Rhino Aggregation Script - Script and geometry created in Wolfram Mathematica 10

2. Preliminary Fold and Connection opportunities - Lazer cut modules connected in many combinations

This project was for my digital fabrication class at the University of Colorado. It is a laser cut flat pack lamp. This lamp is cut from a single 18Ă—32 sheet of material. All connections slot into each other making tape or glue obsolete. This lamp was designed in Rhino 5, and the face of the module was a grasshopper script. This lamp is incredibly intuitive to put together, and can sit or hang depending on user preference.

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1.Fold and Connection Digital Model - Rendered using Rhino with Vray and post processed in CS6

2. Section Cut Drawing of Aggregate Study - Line work from Rhino and processed in Adobe Illustrator


The geometry was created from an adapted module to have three forms. These forms include a structural, panel and membrane form to implement in different architectural instances. Once we had these independent modules we manipulated scripts to aggregate the geometries. These different connections were used to create different potential systems including canopy, enclosure, and structure. Finally we introduced a normative planar element, to create an enclosed architectural system.


PROCESSION DIAGRAM

LONG TERM HOLDING MORE THA THAN 3 WEEKS WEE

SHORT TERM HOLDING LESS THAN 3 WEEKS KS

LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

NORMAL TRANSIT


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1.Rendering of Front facade - Rendered using Rhino with Vray and post processed in CS6

2. Interior Rendering - Rendered using Rhino with Vray and post processed in CS6


Projection Mapping


Projection Mapping: Project 1 Pyramid Projection Animation

An initial Grasshopper/Kangaroo installation prototype was created as a base for seeking possibilities and moving forward. This study led me to many iterations which eventually drew me to step away from simple surfaces and experiment further with the idea of tessellated wall systems and projection mapping. After designing a successful surface for projection I also designed an animation which would enhance the geometry of the surface. This experimentation has the ability to change in scale and become architectural for a larger surface.


1. Final Pyramid facade physical model with projection - Lazer cut and folded together

2. Linework from projection file - Projection animation created in Adobe After Effects

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Projection Mapping: Project 2 Light Installation


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1. Preliminary Grasshopper/Kangaroo surface installation - Used Rhino with grasshopper and Kangaroo to create surface

2. Light installation - Physical model laser cut and assembled with light fixture


Greenhouse School


This elementary school was designed with a focus on two key principals, light and food. A greenhouse on the top floor is a combination ecological learning environment and cafeteria. This school capitalizes on an in house Farmto-Table system which allows the students to learn how to grow and cook nutrient rich foods. The spline tubular structure gives opportunities for solar gain, integrated wall systems, and completely embedded mechanical systems. The geometry of the structure also lays out the vertical circulation of the spaces created.


Toy Aggregation Study


This project was based on the disassembly of a toy. After accurately digitally modeling the toy, it was broken up into a series of parts. We then chose multiple complex pieces of our series to fuse into a single homogeneous geometry. This new geometry was then used to create an aggregation which could be given designated emitters and rendered using Rhino with the Maxwell plug-in.

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1. Toy explosion line drawing - Modeled in Rhino with illustrator

2. Toy piece composition - Modeled in Rhino with illustrator

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1. Close up Rendering - Modeled in Rhino and Vray

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1. Rendering of Tail - Tail used as aggregation in next step

2. Linework from Tail Aggregation - Linework taken from Rhino model

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Robot Automation Scripting


Robot Automation Scripting: Project 1 Toolpath Drawing

1. Photograph used in Grasshopper Script - Black and white iamge used to extract image data

2. Grasshopper Script Output from Rhino - Linework image

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This project was for my Robotic Automation in Architecture class. Our first project was to write a Grasshopper script to use the ABB 120 to draw a 2D picture on a large piece of paper. In order to create this drawing we used Rhino with Grasshopper and the HAL plug-in. My drawing used the black and white image data from a photograph of the Seattle Skyline to remap the image into a line drawing.

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1. Photograph of ABB 120 Robot - Robot drawing grashopper Script

2. Screen shot of Workflow - Robot animating in Rhino with Grasshopper Script


1. Grasshopper Script

Robot Automation Scripting: Project 2

- Script creates robot toolpaths

2. Robot End Effector

Light Painting

- Welded connection for light bar

3. Robot Photograph - Robot running Lght Painting

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1. Beethoven’s 5th Symphany - Sound waves of music

2. Robot Light Painting - Long Exposure Photograph of Light

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Robot Automation Scripting: Project 3 Heat Formed Pavilion


The third project was to create a pavilion from heat formed plastic panels. The robot was used to lift the plastic panels, hold over the heat and press the melted panel over a mold. The end product creates a tessellated panel system that seamlessly integrates into that waffle bench system.


Brooklyn Residential Mixed-use


The Brooklyn Residential Mixed-Use project was created during my second year at Pratt Institute. This project is a 300,000 sf residential building with integrated office and light industrial spaces. The development of the forms were created from a layering of systems. The first floor creates an interactive pedestrian street system where the users can have a close relationship with the human scale spaces. The second layer gives an opportunity for formal offices and rooftop spaces. The third layer is the residential system, laid out with a pseudo corridor loaded plan which gives hierarchy to views, passive solar light gain, and an intimate connection to the surrounding community


Third Layer: Residential

Second Layer: Offices

First Layer: Pedestrian Street


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