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andrewKROLL

selectedWORKS [2013]


708.256.7387 andrew.t.kroll@gmail.com www.andrewthomaskroll.com


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animateWRAPPING ]

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activeTENSION ]

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[multi]AGENT .031 - .038

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Nexus was part of comprehensive design studio that focused on the redevelopment of Chicago’s Clybourn Metra Station. The building was conceptualized from the interaction of various modes of circulation surrounding the site, which, in turn, created a framework of circulation lines: existing/expected. As a response to the site’s surrounding circulation, we began to simulate various methods of clustering and bundling of these circulation paths into dominant lines that can be articulated throughout the design. The resulting lines were implemented through a holistic system that informs the design - from landscape and building form to mechanical systems. By employing and referencing contextual hierarchies into the design strategy, the building acts as a beacon and destination place that pulls in the surrounding neighborhood to a mediatheque that is located above the transit station, which is meant to encourage the development of local high-tech ventures.

nexus

with: kyle dunnington and trey lindsay


hair system studies

layering studies

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nexus


formal development via hair system studies

site circulation study

nexus

floor plate + programmatic study

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LIGHTING Mediatheque Level

Track Level

FLOOR PLATES/ CIRCULATION MECHANICAL

DĂŝŶŝƌĐƵůĂƟŽŶWĂƚŚƐ dƌŝďƵƚĂƌLJŝƌĐƵůĂƟŽŶWĂƚŚƐ

STRUCTURE

Ground Level

PANELING HAIR SYSTEM

OPENINGS/ RUNNELS

LANDSCAPE ^ĞĂƟŶŐ Mechanical Vents

FORM

Runnels Glass Floor >ŝŐŚƟŶŐ

BUILDING LINES

Highway

Train

EXISTING SITE CIRCULATION PATHS

Car

Bicycles

integrated line diagram .005

nexus


platform level plan nexus

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nexus


landscape section

landscape plan [main entrance] nexus

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nexus


nexus

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north-south section .011

nexus


skylight detail

nexus

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wall detail @ ground .013

nexus


nexus

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animateWRAPPING

Animate Wrapping is a mixed-use development intended for alleviating the lack of student housing within the South Loop area of downtown Chicago. The approach to this design stemmed from the initial idea of using the site’s inherent dimensions as a determinant to develop form. By using these dimensions, proportional strips were developed and implemented as a conceptual device to split the site in order to create a site “fabric.� This fabric is employed as a wrapping device after a series of programmatic volumes shift into a dense and cohesive system. The wrapping becomes further abstracted as a series of contextual adjacencies and lighting issues morph the individual strips. The building can be read as an animate (evolutionary) extension/extrusion of the site through its emergence from the site as one continuous wrapping surface.


768,000 sqft

768,000 sqft

768,000 sqft

768,000 sqft

2%

Support Facilities

Parking|Mep_15,000 sqft

6%

Public Flex Space

Market|Flex Space_38,400 sqft

5%

Academic Facilities

School Facilities|Theater_38,400 sqft

5%

Commercial

Commercial_38,400 sqft

9%

Recreational Facilities

Fitness Center_69,000 sqft

9%

Outdoor Space

Terrace_69,000 sqft

30%

ribbon strips

3 bedroom apt._150,000 sqft

2 bedroom apt._150,000 sqft

main entrances

Residential|Student Housing 70%

70%

STUDIO|1 bedroom apt._300,000 sqft

programmatic placement

conceptual development total program

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program summation

2

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program function

program definition

3

4

FINAL

animateWRAPPING


animateWRAPPING

BALBAO

HARRISON ST.

STATE ST.

ground floor

STATE ST.

eighth floor

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commercial

theater

market

study

cafe

BALBAO

gym

bookstore

HARRISON ST.


detail plan|north tower

detail plan|south tower

eighth floor _ detail .019

animateWRAPPING


animateWRAPPING

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animateWRAPPING


animateWRAPPING


activeTENSION

activeTENSION is a [sub]urban infill project that bridges the gap of Staten Island’s [schizophrenic] urbanism where single family homes are interspersed between large residential and industrial complexes. The project took on a dualistic attempt to bridge the site across its unassumed programmatic juxtapositions, as well as a more literal, physical bridge across the site’s sloping terrain. The project started with a series of studies of tensile membranes that were stretched across the site to create new spatial conditions between inside/outside, inside/inside, and outside/outside. As new spaces were developed areas of “crystallization” began to occur that solidified certain aspects of the building that would create new moments of structural and spatial intervention, which resulted in one contiguous and cohesive membrane that was conducive for the spatial flexibility of the Montessori teaching methods.


process models

stress analysis

crystallization tension studies .025

activeTENSION


18+

INPUT

12-18 6-12 SERVICE AREA 1.064 SF

STAFF AREA 900 SF

0-6 discovery period

rational period

adolescent period

assimilation period

2-3 YR CLASSROOM 360 SF 2-3 YR CLASSROOM 360 SF

3-4 YR CLASSROOM 450 SF

PERSONAL INTEREST 3-4 YR CLASSROOM 450 SF

students

montessori method

individuals

montessori methodology 4-6 YR CLASSROOM 600 SF

4-6 YR CLASSROOM 600 SF

OUTPUT

organizational relationship activeTENSION

sectional relationship .026


A

A MAIN ENTRANCE

UP

FRONT OFFICE

B

4-6 CLASSROOM

UP

DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

DN

BUSINESS OFFICE

4-6 CLASSROOM

C

ACTIVITY CENTER | LIBRARY

3-4 CLASSROOM

A

[.003]floor A

[.004]floor floor plans .027

activeTENSION


A

A

B

MECHANICAL

2-3 CLASSROOM

C

UP

2-3 CLASSROOM

3-4 CLASSROOM

PLAY AREA

STUDENT PICK-UP

activeTENSION

A

[.001]floor A

[.002]floor

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[aperture] [apertur

[membr [membrane]

[structure] [structur

section [B] 4-6 YR CLASSROOM[S] OFFICE

3-4 YR CLASSROOM[S]

ENTRY

[stairs]

ADMIN OFFICE 2-3 YR CLASSROOM[S]

3-4 YR CLASSROOM[S]

MECHANICAL

2-3 YR CLASSROOM[S] PICKUP

sectional circulation

[floor pla plates]

[overall]

section [C] .029

exploded axon activeTENSION


activeTENSION

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[multi]Agent was part of an intensive research investigation into naturally occuring swarm technologies. Our process focused on replicating and advancing observed and discovered swarm techniques through algorithmic strategies in a processing based language. Such that, we could begin to attribute new organization and spatial qualities that could be interpreted and analyzed across various scales. Our main objective was to develop a multi-agent system that navigates through a field of attractor points - that can either be positioned randomly, or as specific nodal points - as a way in which to transform a naturally occurring phenomenon into a networked system for architectural purposes.

[multi]AGENT

with: matt richardson


process iterations

+ +

AGENT STARTS RANDOM WITH RANGE AND ANGLE OF VISION

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SEEK ATTRACTOR USING RANGE OF VISION AND LEAVE TRAILS

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ALIGN WITH ATTRACTOR AND TRAILS

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SEEK NEW TRAILS OR ATTRACTORS WITHIN RANGE OF VISION

representative diagrams .033

[multi]AGENT


midterm strategy

+ +

AGENT STARTS RANDOM WITH RANGE AND ANGLE OF VISION

[multi]AGENT

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AGENT CONFORMS TO ATTRACTOR COLOR WITHING CERTAIN RANGE

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AGENT ALIGNS AND TRAILS BEGIN TO GRADIENT

AS AGENT FINDS NEW ATTRACTORS TRAILS BEGIN MERGING AND CREATING GRADIENT PATHS .034


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[multi]AGENT


[multi]AGENT

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vec.limit(maxForce); } return vec; } // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

attractor attractorSeek(ArrayList pop, float range) { int closestInd = 0; //ind is index float closestDist = 20000; //99999999 is random for (int i = 0; i < pop.size(); i++) { attractor c = (attractor) pop.get(i); float d = pos.distanceTo(c.pos); // if agent a is not = to the current agent if ( d < closestDist ) { closestDist = d; closestInd = i; } //if (d< closestDist and not equal to attractor, allowed to be called closet one. //as soon as it cant get any closer, seet position element that says this is the position } attractor c = (attractor) pop.get(closestInd); return c; }

attractor attractorSeek(ArrayList pop, float range) { Collections.sort(pop, new AttractorComparator(this)); if(frameCount % 85 == 0) Collections.shuffle(pop, new Random(System.nanoTime())); for (int i = 0; i < pop.size(); i++) { attractor c = (attractor) pop.get(i); if(!c.isAvailable()){ continue; } c.increaseDensity(); return c; } println("counldnt find attractor"); return null; } Vec3D getAttractorPos(attractor attr){ Vec3D vec = attr.pos.sub(pos); vec.limit(maxForce); //vec.normalize(); //vec.scale(closestDist/10000); //vec.invert(); return vec; } Vec3D trailCohesion(ArrayList pop, float range){ Vec3D sum = new Vec3D(); int count = 0; for(int i = 0; i < pop.size(); i++){ trail t = (trail) pop.get(i); float d = pos.distanceTo(t.pos); if( (d<range) && (isInView(t.pos, 1)) ){ sum.addSelf(t.pos); count++; } } Vec3D vec = new Vec3D(); if(count > 0){ vec = sum.scale(1/(float)count); // vec = the average pos vec.subSelf(pos); vec.limit(maxForce); } return vec; }

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Vec3D cohesion(ArrayList pop, float range){ Vec3D sum = new Vec3D(); int count = 0; // loop through all the agents for(int i = 0; i < pop.size(); i++){ agent a = (agent) pop.get(i);

[multi]AGENT


[multi]AGENT

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2013

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professionalWORKS

narofskyarchitecture


eastEND residence firm: narofsky architecture role: designer status: conceptual client: private location: east hampton, ny program: beach house approx. 4,500 sf .xxx

eastEND


ATTIC

DECK

DECK

BEDROOM

BEDROOM

LOUNGE

BEDROOM

BEDROOM

DECK

[.00R] OPEN TO BELOW

OPEN TO BELOW

DECK

ROOF TERRACE

[.002]floor [.002]

BREAKFAST NOOK

[.001]

LAUNDRY

GARAGE

MASTER CLOSET

STUDY

POWDER ROOM

KITCHEN

SCREENED IN PORCH

POOL BEYOND

ENTRY

DINING ROOM MASTER BATH COURTYARD BELOW MASTER BEDROOM

LIVING ROOM

floor cutaways eastEND

[.000]

[.001]floor .xxx


greatNECK t K residence firm: narofsky architecture role: designer status: design development client: private location: great neck, ny program: private residence approx. 5,000 sf .xxx

greatNECK


[.00R]

[.003]

[.002]floor

[.002]

[.001]

floor cutaways greatNECK

[.000]

[.001]floor .xxx


whiteLAKE residence firm: narofsky architecture role: designer status: conceptual client: private location: bethel, ny program: addition to existing lakehouse .xxx

whiteLAKE


[.000]floor whiteLAKE

[.001]floor .xxx


AK

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