Adam Oknin Portfolio
Table of Contents Brady Market
Kern Park Elementary
Located on the corner of E Brady St and N Holton St, Brady Market serves as a social and culinary hub. To embed the market in place, its form is split, pushed and pulled to the site’s perimeters, consequently, creating a public plaza in between, which bridges E Brady St and N Pearson St in front of the iconic Trocadero building. In essence, the form embodies the physical division of the nearby neighborhoods by the Milwaukee River. Moreover, the market’s height remains within the local vertical datum, and it is constructed out of brick and exposed steel beams as to embrace the local historical industrial past. Even the glass façades are made out of glass modular bricks. At under 20,000 sq. ft., the market is home to 20 different vendors including artisanal food, seasonal and locally grown produce, a wine bar, a café and more. In addition, Brady Market offers a 1,500 sq. ft. special events space with a demonstration kitchen that is located on the mezzanine level that overlooks both the market and the plaza.
Brady market Arch 410 Mark Debrauske
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Vendors Elevator Bicycle parking loading dock Refrigeration Mechanical Room
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Dinning Level RestRooms Elevator Event Space office Emergency Exit
The wall design is a subsequent project that showcases the detailed masonry and brick work construction of a single bay from the Brady Market project. As the northwest corner of the west building is pulled into place, the bricks from both the Flemish and header bonds gradually begin to extrude out of the wall from a one inch to a three-inch extrusion. While the extrusion happens along the entire wall, its progression was compressed into a single bay for the sake of this project.
Tectonic Design Arch 410 Mark Debrauske Honorable Mention | Wall Design Competition
Wood coping Formed metal coping CMU bond beam Vegetation Engineered soil Filter fleece / Root barrier Drainage layer Base flashing Insulation Waterproof barrier Roof membrane Rigid insulation A/M/V barrier Concrete Metal roof decking Wide flange beam
Modular brick Extrusion 1” Modular brick Extrusion 2” Modular brick Extrusion 3” Double glazing Window frame Window sil Thru-wall flashing CMU 7-5/8”X7-5/8”X15-5/8” A/M/V barrier Baseboard Hardwood floor 3/4” Subfloor 3/4” Plywood 3/4” A/M/V barrier Concrete slab 4” A/M/V barrier Modular brick 7-5/8”X3-5/8”X2-3/16” Wall tie 16” O.C. Termination bar Air space 2-3/4” Mortar joint 3/8” Rigid insulation 2” A/M/V barrier Mortar Dropping Collection Device MDCD Weeping vent insert Flexible flashing Grade
Reinforced concrete footing Aggregate Perforated drain pipe Drain pipe insert
Pnome is a lightweight and mobile pavilion that is designed to facilitate temporary functions during occasions where permanent architecture is not called for, like seminars and recreational use outdoors. However, its concept is intended to provoke a discussion regarding a greater problem with disposable permanent structures and how can we address the issue. The Pnomeâ€™s double-membrane envelope is fabricated out of ripstop nylon, a highly durable and water-resistant material that prevents the elements from percolating inside, and is resistant to ripping and tearing. In addition, the combination of internal air pressure, ground anchors, and the tensile ribbons that are seamed between the ridges of the envelope provide a sturdy structure resistant to wind as well. Moreover, the double-curved surface of the biomimetic form, encompasses occupants with pillow-like cushions that are intended to stimulate a tranquil atmosphere.
CASTING + VACUUM FORMING
Pnome 2.0 Pneumatic dome
Independent Study Whitney Moon SURF | Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows
The initial stage of the Pnome research had a more design-build approach rather than theory. During this period, time was allocated to explore the materiality of inflatables, testing their strengths and weaknesses, fashioning air intakes and outtakes, and creating a ventilation system for the space that they encompass by repurposing the air circulation that inflates the form. Finally, a low-budget prototype, Pnome 1.0, was constructed out of readily available materials such as plastic sheeting that was seamed by ironing a couple of sheets together and clear packing tape.
Pnome 1.0 Pneumatic dome
Independent study Whitney Moon SURF | Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows
Located on N Humboldt Blvd and E Singer Cir, Kern Park Elementary serves as both a K-6 grade school and a community recreational center. Situating it along the ridge of the hill on the northeast section of the park provides easy access for student drop-off and pick-up, as well as creating natural boundaries for the school within the large public park. Also, it allows the public to continuously use the rest of the park while school is in session. To blend in to its residential surroundings, the school takes the form of a chain of gabled roof homes. Although, given the natural geographical and man-made boundary conditions, the school begins meandering from the north where the residential block ends along the ridge at 15-degree pivots as to link to the meandering residential complex on its southern border. Moreover, the buildingâ€™s footprint is less than the 36,000 sq. ft. allowance, and less than the total 60,000 sq. ft. of space limit. Furthermore, beyond the learning spaces that it includes, Kern Park Elementary boasts an array of fun indoor activity spaces such as playgrounds, a sandbox, ball pit and a pet room for children to enjoy during the cold and harsh winter conditions.
kern park elementary Arch 420 Ryan Shortridge SUPERjury Merit Award
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Vestibule Bicycle parking Cafeteria Kitchen egress Sandbox Indoor Playground Records Room Ball Pit Equipment Room Kindergarten Locker Room Mechanical Room Storage Room
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Egress Classroom Pet room Art Studio Music Studio
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Egress Office Classroom Library Multipurpose Special Education Gymnasium
Together whenever, a weekend long charrette, explored the idea of cohabitation during the twenty-first century in an urban environment, and what are the possibilities of optimizing living conditions in apartment units as well as amenity spaces such as exercise rooms, laundry rooms, gardens and additional social spaces with the use of technology and mobile apps to increase chance interactions. The charrette utilized existing twin buildings, 860-880 N Lake Shore Dr by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “unmade” and “erased” all preexisting spaces, but left the structure in a Sol LeWitt, Incomplete Open Cube, style to accommodate the group’s concepts. For this exercise, I tackled the top two floors and created an open-air communal rooftop with a lounge and greenspace for gardening and a biophilic retreat. Lastly, the proposed 860-880 app offered tenants updates regarding communal events, as well as the ability to notify your neighbors when you are “checked-in” on the rooftop.
Jürgen Mayer H+Jasmine Benyamin Featured in Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017
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Undergraduate studio work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.