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BRIAN POTICNY GRADUATE STUDIO WORKS

GEORGIA TECH

ARCHITECTURE

PORTFOLIO


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TABLE OF CONTENTS HYBRID DRONOTYPES

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beltline bridge

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ECOLOGICAL CENTER

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a new hearth

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lgbtq+ safe space

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hybrid dronotypes HEX ANCHOR FALL 2017

DRONE HANGER / FABRICATION LAB

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PROF. KEITH KASEMAN

Anticipating a time when the airspace below 400’ is variably granular, dynamically regulated and thick with newly formed protocols, rights and opportunities, Hybrid Dronotypes explores a focused set of architectural typologies and production potentials afforded by this expanded outlook. Hybrid Dronotypes provides an opportunity to critically imagine and develop new spatial / material configurations within the air space of Atlanta. Through a mode of practice that utilizes design motivation and iterative exploration, a wide matrix of typological seeds and creative architectural strategies may be produced. The HEX ANCHOR explores future notions of dwelling, drone utilities, automated production strategies and other associated technologies into clearly delineated architectural space. With a specialization in automated production, this drone garage outputs buildable units that may be used for construction on any associated drone or human structure. The building itself functions as a “blueprint” where the structure is broken down into diverse configurable units that may act as independent architectural objects or a holistic spatial construct. HEX ANCHOR identifies, invents, refines and develops versions of architectural realizations in anticipation of new types that will populate our fabric in ways we are just beginning to imagine.

Adaptable Site Approx. 70,000 sq ft

Fabrication/Design Adaptive, Synergetic Labs

Collaborative design space that facilitates human/drone interaction and fabrication

Manufacturing Yard

Robotic, Robust

Intelligent state-of-the-art robotic equipment that assists designers and drone manufacturing

Drone Storage

Hybridized, Efficient

Drone storage embedded within building structure


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HEX ANCHOR exterior drone airspace

HEX ANCHOR

EXTERIOR AIR TRAFFIC Primary flight path for drones waiting to enter the garage

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- DRONE SPACE - HUMAN SPACE

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MASSING CONTOUR Contours illustrating the spaces deligated to drones and humans

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ROBOTIC RAIL MANUFACTUR

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HEX DRONOLAB drone circulation routes

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HEX ANCHOR

INTERIOR FABRICATION LABS The spaces allocated for digital fabrication

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interior volumes

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HEX ANCHOR

CONTEXTUAL AXONOMETRIC A scheme of how the Hex Anchor may potentially operate in our world

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beltline bridge FALL 2017

CIRCULATION SPACE & VIEWING AREA

Bridge Renovation Approx. 4,000 sq ft

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PROF. KATHERINE WRIGHT

The Atlanta Beltline is a phenomenal urban effort changing the way pedestrians travel throughout the city. It has become a cultural hub for events, people, and especially the arts. Littered with graffiti and sculptures along its pathways, the beltline has become one of the most popular areas for artistic expression. There are multiple overpasses dispersed along the path and each one provides a unique view-shed of the city skyline, but the bridges themselves are outdated and drab. This sculptural bridge proposal redefines the conventional bridge by challenging structural and aesthetic members. The bridge contains three protruding monolithic pieces that gently rest upon a steel pipe enclosure. This draws from the extremely industrial surroundings, but applies the components in a dynamic way that invigorates the experience of movement within. The bridge is revitalized into a piece of art that everyone may interact with.

Beltline Walkway

Social, Populous

Open and accessible to the pubic

Primary Structure

Monolithic, Lofty

Prefabricated composite panels

Secondary Structure

Delicate, Dynamic

Elegant steel piping, doubles as shading system


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final CNC-Routed model (view from North Ave.)

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ecological center at amicalola falls SPRING 2018

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PORTMAN PRIZE STUDIO

PARTNERS: BROOKE CHAFIN / YIREN ZHU

NATURE RESERVE / HIKING VESSEL

We have been challenged to propose a landscape, a construction system, and shelter that demonstrates a transformative approach to architecture, construction, and ecology. For centuries, architects and designers have been responding to the challenge of wood bending, curling, and custom forming through the labor intensive and complex techniques of steam bending and lamination. The differential dimensional change of wood has mainly been understood as a deficiency of the material, but we would like to explore the benefits of this "deficiency". We have chosen to create a construction type that uses in wood material in two distinct ways, the first being to use wood's natural weathering tendencies imperfections to create a construction logic system and the second exploiting wood's natural material tendencies to create a changing system using moisture. Using warped wood allows us to utilize the entire tree as well as save energy through the process of drying. We are forming a construction system for imperfections such as cupping, crooking, bowing, knots, etc that allows us to use a natural drying system instead of a kiln to dry wood for the site. Ideally this construction system will be able to be utilized in other sites.

Amicalola, GA Approx. 15,000 sq ft

Didactic Spaces

Historical, Influential

Flexible areas for artifact and information display

Amphitheater

Observent, Elevated

Open space for activities and observation

Faculty Workspaces

Secluded, Atmospheric

Semi-enclosed spaces for research

Observation Areas

Contemplative

Beautiful areas overlooking the vast nature reserve from viewsheds never seen before


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crooked wood planks

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hydroscopic panels

glass framing


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VARIATIONS IN THE EXTERIOR FACADE

PLAN CUT OF THE FACADE


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EXISTING TRAILS PROPOSED TRAILS DENSITY OF PEOPLE ROADS CREEK 20FT TOPOGRAPHY

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Group Harvest Shelterwood Shelterwood Harvest Harvest THINNING HARVEST

Shelterwood Shelterwood Harvest Harvest

Clearcut HarvestMeadow Seeding Harvest

Seeding Harvest Clearcut Clearcut HarvestHarvestMeadow Meadow GROUP HARVEST

Clearcut Clearcut HarvestHarvestMeadow Meadow

Clearcut Harvest- Agriculture

SHELTERWOOD HARVEST

CLEARCUT HARVEST - MEADOW

SEEDING HARVEST

CLEARCUT HARVEST - AGRICULTURE


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a new hearth FALL 2017

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT & COUNSELING SERVICES

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PROF. KATHERINE WRIGHT

The hearth has always been a valuable space within buildings because of its symbolic purpose and use. It is a gathering space that invites its users to be comfortable and at ease with their life. A New Hearth is an idea that applies the purpose of the hearth to an educational environment in order to make an enjoyable and stress-free habitat. The primary workspace has been adapted into a flexible space focused around a central, "hearth-like" unit. This sculptural unit may function as storage, a workstation, or an entertainment center depending on what its user make of it. No matter its use, it is always at the center of the room acting as a point of congregation for inhabitants work. The overall plan of this learning space is very open and flexible. The two office spaces for administration are anchored on the sides and provide a view to the entire space as well as both entry points. A reading "nook" is cloistered in the rear-center of the space where students may have an individual work space or quiet area. These are merely suggestions for the spaces and the people of the Pride school ultimately determine their uses.

Interior Renovation Approx. 1,000 sq ft

Learning Spaces

Presentation - Open Demonstration - Visible Focus - Motivational

Adjustable learning environment

Library "Nook"

Discreet, Cloistered

Student relaxation and working space

Educator 1 / Director

Transparent, Reserved

Open office space

Educator 2 / Counseling

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Open office space

Educator 3-4/ Touchdown

Resourceful, Compact

Efficient workstations for faculty

Storage

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lgbtq+ safe space SHIFTING AN EDUCATIONAL PARADIGM FALL 2017

MIXED TYPOLOGIES / EDUCATION RESIDENTIAL

Chamblee, GA Approx. 50,000 sq ft

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PROF. KATHERINE WRIGHT

In our country today, it is crucial for one to be able to freely express themselves and not conform to the beliefs and views of the public. A safe space is a place where everyone within its confines are not discriminated against or revoked of any personal freedoms. The purpose of this safe space is to not only teach its students information about preferred careers, but also ways to function as a respectful, intelligible, and valuable member of society. A school based upon the values of a safe space has the opportunity to possess learning spaces not found in any other educational environment. A flexible plan and structure seamlessly provide a creative learning environment that entitles its users to manipulate spaces to their desires. The safe space allows any individual to make the best of their learning environment and truly feel unique within and outside its walls. The safe space school is located in Chamblee, Georgia at an intersection between the two northernmost MARTA railway stops. Accessibility is of utmost importance because of how rapidly Atlanta is growing and public infrastructure is something the city is in the process of renovating. The school's site is at an intersection where it can be viewed from 360-degrees at many vantage points. This provides a transparency for onlookers to view into the building as well as maximizing the feeling of openness for people within.

Learning Spaces

Presentation

Flexible and utilitarian

Demonstration

Open and easily accessible

Focus

Individual spaces for concentration

Library

"Nook"

Personal reading environment

Faculty / Staff

Educator 1 / Director

Open office space for de-stressing

Educator 2 / Counseling

Semi-private office space for guidance

Educator 3-4/ Touchdown

Helps students with educational endeavors

Rooftop

Garden/Deck

Beautiful dwelling with successful irrigation

Support Spaces

Gathering

Open and dynamic for learning

Food Production / Eating

Comfortable and roomy

Storage

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MARTA Bus stops Urban Gardens Food Markets (Commercial / Independent)

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MARTA Bus stops Urban Gardens Food Markets (Commercial / Independent)

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“Skybox” Lounge Space Presentation Area Independent Work Terrace Open Floor Independent Work Terrace Rooftop Terrace Roof Garden

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Office 01 Storage / Equipment Corridor Open Class Space Lobby / Gallery Administration Lounge Office 02 Outdoor Courtyard

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BRIAN POTICNY MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGNER PROFESSIONAL Georgia Institute of Technology August 2018 - May 2019 Atlanta, Georgia Blur Workshop LLC May 2018 - August 2018 Atlanta, Georgia Neil M Denari Architects [NMDA] March 2018 Los Angeles , California Plexus r+ d May 2017 - August 2017 Atlanta, Georgia

EDUCATION

Digital Fabrication Lab Graduate Teaching Assistant Assisted with the teaching of the Construction Materials and Fabrication course at Georgia Tech as well as maintained and operated the fabrication lab machinery. Intern Architect Responsibilities included construction documentation, 3D rendering and parametric modeling of various hospitality projects around the United States. Intern Architect [Externship] Selected to join NMDA for a week-long externship where responsibilities included construction documentation and 3D model printing preparation. Intern Architect Responsible for rendering post-production, construction documents and creating portfolios for each building typology the firm had worked on. Atlanta, GA Georgia Institute of Technology Masters of Architecture Candidate 2017-2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship Focus in Digital Fabrication and Computational Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA Bachelors of Fine Art - Architecture 2014 - 2017 2014-2017 Artistic Portfolio and Academic Scholarship Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List Standing Armstrong State University Study of Civil Engineering State of Georgia HOPE Scholarship

CERTIFICATIONS EXTRACURRICULAR

Savannah, GA 2012-2013

LEED Green Associate John Portman Prize - Finalist Graduate Studio Competition - Spring 2018 Critic: Billie Faircloth of Kieran Timberlake Equity In Architecture - Member Member of a minority orchestrated group that focused on promoting unity and equity in the field of architecture around the GA Tech campus and Atlanta area. RAD Digital Fabrication Club - President/Co-Founder Founding member of a fabrication focused club at SCAD where digital design and physical media is hybridized in contemporary-forward ways. [L]abnormal Digital Fabrication Club - Member Member of a fabrication club at SCAD where digital fabrication was utilized in abnormal ways in order to create architecturally progressive work. SCAD Rising Star Summer Program - Mentor Volunteer of a summer intensive program where prospective high school students were taught some of the essential tasks of an architecture student.

SKILLS

CONTACT

Rhinoceros 6 Grasshopper Revit AutoCAD 3dsMax Keyshot Render Vray

Microstation ZBrush Unity AR Monolith Slicer (Fusion) Adobe CS 6 Microsoft Office

Kuka PRC Robotics 3D Printing Software Alphacam Routing Waterjet Cutting Wood Working Model Making Hand Drafting

EMAIL: brianpoticny@gmail.com PORTFOLIO: issuu.com/brianpoticny PHONE: 912.656.7324 ADDRESS: 659 Auburn Ave NE Apt 102 | Atlanta, GA | 30312

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2018 Selected Graduate Works  

Selected Georgia Tech graduate school of architecture studio works

2018 Selected Graduate Works  

Selected Georgia Tech graduate school of architecture studio works

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