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christoph portfolio | selected works


00.contents The following collection of work represents a sample from the first 3.5 years of Christoph Eckrich’s study at Carnegie Mellon University. He is pursuing a b.arch degree with a minor in Intelligent Environments and Architectural History slated for May 2021. This portfolio is meant to demonstrate proficiency in thought, illustration, and fabrication. It is not meant to convey a particular narrative or chronology. Christoph is interested in pursuing new technologies in building and design, but is deeply rooted in the long standing discourses that have shaped architecture as a discipline. All work is original content unless noted otherwise. To view more work please visit: christoph.eckrich.com

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01.resumĂŠ / CV

A short synopsis of skills and experiences

02.ecological charter school A proposal for the expansion of a Pittsburgh charter school

03.saco lake cascades A bathhouse situated in the stunning White Mountains

04.drawing/performance A transfer of ideas from object to paper to intangible to object

05.6123 penn ave.

A collaborative and conscious working space in East Liberty

06.afterglow

A frozen sunrise creating a public space for relaxation and community

07.s.g.u.p.c.

An urban agriculture center in Homewood, PA Sankofa Gardens Urban Permaculture Center

08.berlin bookbinding A book documenting impressions and experiences of the Berlin

09.hive

A parasitic intervention into Hunt Library

10.moment

A hoop house with a unique interaction

11.wean stairwell A colorful installation in a 1971 Brutalist building

12.six mile eco village An outlandish ecological development for a troubled site

13.subject to change

A temporary church and permanent cultural center at Notre Dame de Paris

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01.resumé / CV Contact ceckrich@andrew.cmu.edu 309-319-8582 christoph.eckrich.com

Education Carnegie Mellon University Bachelor of Architecture Pittsburgh, PA | 2016 - 2021 Norwich University CityLAB Summer Course in drawing and book binding Berlin, GER | Summer 2018 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy College Preparatory Secondary Degree Aurora, IL | 2013 - 2016

Honors Dean’s List, College Honors Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019 IMAGINE: Top 60 at 60 American Institute of Architecture Students Named one of the top 60 architecture students in the country; qualified to work with Disney Imagineers in Summer 2017 The Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier Awarded a microgrant for the “Black Box” post-digital confessional | Spring 2019 Lewis J Altenhof Scholarship Awarded for travel through the Ruhr Valley in Germany | Summer 2018 Caste Architecture Scholarship Awarded 2018 - 2019 Tartans Abroad Scholarship Awarded for travel to Berlin, participation in urban drawing and book binding course | Summer 2018

Service Experience Apprentice Eckrich Cabinetry | Bloomington, IL | 2013 - 2016 Volunteer / Small Group Leader Habitat for Humanity | Bloomington, IL | 2013 - 2016 Volunteer 1000 Plus | Pittsburgh, PA | 2016 - 2018

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Leadership Experience inter·punct Journal Editor-in-Chief | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2018 - Present Oversee all operations in the journal, expanded the organization, conducted high profile interviews, organized production of next full scale publication, authored original pieces, edited all works Editorial Board | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Manage and curate website content, assist with writing and laying out various publications Freedom By Design Project Manager AIAS Carnegie Mellon Chapter | Pittsburgh, PA | Spring 2018 Present Founding member; directed development and planned distribution of winterizing kits to the Pittsburgh community Secretary AIAS Carnegie Mellon University Chapter| Pittsburgh, PA | Spring 2017 - Spring 2018 Took meeting notes; corresponded with members; organized chapter communications; developed new newsletter platform Student Advisory Council CMU School of Architecture| Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Served as one of three liaisons between faculty, staff, and students Brother Mentor Coordinator Sigma Phi Epsilon | Pittsburgh, PA | Spring 2019 - Present Developed a curriculum for brotherhood mentorship and advancement, coordinated the group of brothers undergoing the highest fraternity honor Social Entrepreneurship Coordinator Leadership Education and Development | Aurora, IL | 2014 - 2016 Developed and taught a social entrepreneurship curriculum to a group of 160 high school students; managed a team of facilitators; networked and hosted events with 30+ professional guests Community Developer Residence Hall 1507 | Aurora, IL | 2014 - 2016 Managed a team of Resident Assistants; planned and facilitated student life programs; lead hall to win 1st place in campuswide competition two years in a row Director of Activism, Vice President Junior Statesmen of America | Aurora, IL | 2014 - 2015 Organized fund-raisers and charity drives for social good; planned events to spread awareness of social issues


Work Experience Bohlin Intern Worked phases

Cywinski Jackson | Pittsburgh, PA | Summer 2019 - Present full time as an intern on a variety of projects throughout all over the summer, stayed on for part-time work after

a|sh Architekten Intern | Ludwigshafen, GER | Summer 2018 Worked in the design competition department, assisted in preliminary competition design of several large scale healthcare projects

Skills Software Proficiencies Rhino Grasshopper Revit Python Processing Arduino DIVA T-Splines V-Ray Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Premiere Muse AutoCAD Enscape AllPlan HAL + RobotStudio Touchdesigner Fabrication Wood working Model making Digital photography Laser cutting 3D printing CNC Milling ABB Robotics Vacuum-forming Clay Printing

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Ultra Low Res Studio Intern | Pittsburgh, PA | Summer 2017 - Fall 2017 Worked on several installations, assisting in design and fabrication STUDIOGRUBER Intern | Pittsburgh, PA | Spring 2018, Winter 2020 Brought on to work on several projects, making renderings and presentation models EX-Change Editorial Fellow | Pittsburgh, PA | Summer 2019 Edited, designed, and produced the first ever School of Architecture yearend catalogue wats:ON? Festival Across the Arts Director of Promotions | Pittsburgh, PA | Spring 2017 - Fall 2017 Create visual identity and develop festival brand; design and deploy posters and marketing materials Artist Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Summer 2019 - Fall 2019 Worked directly with festival artists to bring their pieces to life in Pittsburgh, particularly regarding projection mapping, technical advising Miller Institute for Contemporary Art Gallery Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2016 - Spring 2019 Assisted with set up/tear down of exhibits; guarded works; explained artworks Fabrication Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2019 - Present Assist in fabrication of exhibition materials and gallery works Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture Assistant Videographer | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2016 - Present Capture and edit video footage in SoA, mainly of the guest lecture series Teaching Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 TA for Introduction to Digital Media, Design Chief for Virtual TA Team

English Native / Bilingual

Teaching Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2019 TA for Environmental Systems I, a course on passive sustainability

German Native / Bilingual

Teaching Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2019 TA for Reactive Spaces and Media Architecture, a course on contemporary media art

French Limited working

Teaching Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Spring 2020 TA for Historical Survey of World Architectures and Urbanism, a mandatory course on ancient histories CMU Summer Pre-College Architecture Program Teaching Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Summer 2017 Taught digital, analogue, and hybrid media courses; organized trips and documented student work AB Tech Sound Technician | Pittsburgh, PA | Fall 2016 - Spring 2018 Assist with set up/tear down of shows; mix live audio; analyze acoustics

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02.ecs middle school “A proposal for the expansion of a Pittsburgh charter school� Pittsburgh, PA Steve Lee, Akhil Badjatia Spring 2019

This studio was focused upon the materials, assembly, and systems necessary to produce a realistic, sustainable, and elegant building. The Environmental Charter School currently has several buildings in Pittsburgh, but was interested in developing a stand alone middle school for grades 6 - 8. After several conversations with the client regarding their pedagogy and curriculum structure we identified a set of shared goals and desires and were tasked with designing towards these. Professional structural and systems engineers were available for us to consult, and were involved with the process of design as well. The project was presented to a mixed jury, and the drawings were hoping to bridge the typical gap between construction and competition sets. The project splits the 12 classrooms into 3 distinct bars, one for each looping group of students, creating a sense of ownership and belonging assosciated with their space. The spaces in between serve as circulation and greenroof, and the three classroom elements sit atop the double height multi-purpose space, a flexible ThinkLab, and the administration wing. The building was carefully tuned for passive solar performance and is equipped with solar shingles on the rooves of the classroom bars. It also incorporates natural ventilation strategies, rainwater management, high r-value assemblies, and sustainable materials.

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top • view of multi-purpose space and exterior ampitheater bottom • view of think-lab space

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top left • view in on greenroof middle left • view out on greenroof top right • 1/32” scale model bottom • view of typical classroom

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03.saco lake cascades “A bathhouse situated in the stunning White Mountains� Pittsburgh, PA Jeremy Ficca, Jeffrey King Spring 2018

Situated atop a rocky forested outcropping overlooking Saco Lake in rural New Hampshire, this bathhouse provides a surprising and well deserved repose for passing hikers as well as creating a destination for explicit travelers. The process of arriving at the final design was lengthy; beginning with understanding the material attributes of wood, concrete, and water, developing this understanding further into form based around the natural containment of water in basins, and ending with a discovery of a precise relationship with the site. There is an intensional stark divide between outside the bathhouse and in. The long abstract volume of the structural retaining wall accentuates this contrast, as well as creating anticipation by elongating the entry sequence. The pools are stepped and irregular, creating an environment that must be explored and discovered, where the visitor is constantly in some body of water.

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04.drawing/performance “A transfer of ideas from object to paper to intangible to object” Pittsburgh, PA Kai Gutschow, Nida Rehman Spring 2016 In collaboration with Arula Ratnakar This project was purchased by Dan Martin, dean of the College of Fine Arts, and is currently on display in his office.

Entitled Pascarré, this project was an exercise in process, although what is depicted on the following pages is only the final product. We started out drafting tools, then drafting their motions, then combining this motion with another tool and transferring these twodimensional ideas into three-dimensional space. A full set of construction drawings was created with particular emphasis placed on the tectonics. The joinery in this project uses nearly no glue, instead using several different friction lap joints. The form began with an antique insecticide sprayer and a tool for removing carpentry nails. The linear motion from the first and the rotational motion from the second, as well as a tension over one particular spot present in both movements, are clearly articulated in the final design.

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“A collaborative and concious working space in East Liberty� Pittsburgh, PA Jeremy Ficca, Jeffrey King Spring 2018

East liberty faces a quite alarming rate of gentrification. Not unique among the many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, but perhaps an extreme. Situating an office building at such a prominent intersection in this neighborhood was a cause of concern for me, and the project was largely shaped by the desires to remain respectful to the community and the context. One of the three lots has already been leveled, but instead of building on that spot it has been returned to the community as a public plaza for events, markets, dining, and recreation. The two existing buildings have been shortened to create more economically feasible rentable space and allow for the main building mass to slide into the block behind. The main workspace gives the illusion of cantilevering over the existing buildings, although in reality it simply rests upon old and new building mass beneath. The workspace is clad with patterned concrete panels and fritted glass, giving privacy where needed, allowing for light and transparency where possible, and framing views to important landmarks in the area. The social stair wrapping around the plaza may seem ungainly at first, but creates a natural border to the plaza, extends the auditorium seating, and anchors the site on the corner.

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top • plaza functionality bottom • formal diagrams following page top • exploded axonometric, labeled following page bottom • penn avenue elevation

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1. CUSTOM PRECAST CONCRETE LOUVER 2. KAWNEER 8225 WINDOW FRAMING 3. CAST IN PLACE SLOPED CONCRETE SLAB 4. REINFORCING WELDED WIRE MESH 5. MAIN STEEL I-BEAM W12XH4 6. MAIN STEEL I-BEAM COLUMN W16XH6 7. ROLLED STEEL RAILING 8. PRECAST 1” CONCRETE PANEL 9. #6 REINFORCING BAR 10. WEBBED STEEL I-BEAM W16XH6 11. CUSTOM PRECAST CONCRETE STAIR 12. MAIN STEEL I-BEAM COLUMN W18XH8 13. TAKTL Z-CHANNEL 14. CAST IN PLACE CONCRETE FLOOR 15. REINFORCING WELDED WIRE MESH 16. HIGH LOAD RIGID INSULATION 17. REINFORCED CONCRETE FOOTING 18. FOUNDATION DRAIN W/ GEOTEXTILE FABRIC COVERING 19. 12” REINFORCED CONCRETE CASON DRIVEN TO 48’ 20. COLD ROLLED METAL SOFFIT 21. KAWNEER 1600 CURTAIN WALL SYSTEM 22. TREATED WOOD BLOCKING 23. COLD ROLLED METAL SOFFIT 24. TAKTYL Z-CLIP ATTACHEMENT 25. CAST IN PLACE 4” CONCRETE SLAB, BACKED BY CORRUGATED METAL DECKING 26. TREATED WOOD BLOCKING 27. TAKTYL CONCRETE PANEL W/ INCAST Z-CLIP CONNECTORS 28. FRITTED GLASS PANEL 29. CUSTOM WINDOW FRAMING WITH Z-CLIP CONNECTORS 30. CAST IN PLACE CONCRETE SLABS 31. COMPACTED GRAVEL FILL 32. VAPOR BARRIER 33. 1/2” DIA FASTENING BOLTS, 1/2” L-PLATE 34. COMPACTED GRAVEL FILL 35. #6 REINFORCING BAR 36. EPDM ROOFING 37. SILL SEAL

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top • model photos bottom • material studies previous page top • wall section, construction schematic previous page bottom • interior render, view out to cathedral

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“A frozen sunrise creating a public space for relaxation and community” Pittsburgh, PA Stefan Gruber - STUDIOGRUBER Spring 2018 In collaboration with Nickie Cheung, Tamara Cartwright, Rebecca Lefkowitz This project won first place in the TBD Riverlife competition put on by Pittsburgh Riverlife.

From the STUDIOGRUBER presentation: “Afterglow will transform the riverfront under Fort Duquesne bridge into a unique public space for relaxing and community events on the water, just steps away from downtown Pittsburgh. The installation captures the motion of a setting sun as it dips into the water of the Allegheny, and creates a series of micro-public spaces along the linear path of the promenade. Brightening-up the highway underpass, the suns provide programmatic differentiation within a unifying and evocative atmosphere.” The project won the TBD Riverlife competition, and will be built in Summer 2018. Key to the project are the planned series of events that will engage the community and help activate the space. The interesting part about the site is how close to downtown it is, and yet how secluded it remains. My responsibilities in the project were final model fabrication, digital modeling, and minor design involvement.

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“An urban agriculture center in Homewood, PASankofa Gardens Urban Permaculture Center” Pittsburgh, PA Joshua Bard, Tonya Markiewicz Fall 2017

This project embodies two key philosophies. The first is centered around the Twi or Akan word Sankofa that roughly translates to “return and retrieve it”. As an idea it is often associated with the proverb of the same culture: “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates as “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten”. The other ideology is permaculture, a way of living in which we understand our systemic relationship to the world around us; it is an approach to finding sustainability in all things around us. This center will combine these two philosophies. Sankofa provides the cautious and wise understanding of our agricultural history, and permaculture provides the way forward. It will serve as a location for the dissemination of this knowledge, the gathering and strengthening of the Homewood community, and a showcase of the many techniques involved in sustainable urban agriculture. Formally the project draws inspiration from the Sankofa Heart, embodying one half in formal built environment, the other incomplete half in landscaped terrain, symbolizing the connection between human and nature.

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previous page • rendered plan with permaculture diagrams current page • top to bottom: circulation, site, and planning diagrams

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current page top • winter render, view from NE street corner current page bottom • latitudinal section

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08.berlin bookbinding “A book documenting impressions and experiences of the Berlin” Berlin, GER Douglas Cooper, Mareike Lee Summer 2018

I spent three weeks during the summer of 2018 wandering around Berlin, drawing things, and learning how to bind books. The book displayed in the images on this page is one of two editions produced. It’s a collection of drawings, found objects, maps, words, and thoughts that come together to encapsulate my time in this fantastic city. The drawings play with the inserts, creating spatial, literal, and figural interactions between found and made. The drawings are all non-perspectagle impressions of places instead of a descriptive rendering of the place I saw before me. The book is loosely organized into themed sections, distinguished from one another through the overlayed map sections. Each section contains the same number of pages and components within, but could be indefinitely rearranged under new titles and with new neighbors to create different meanings. Indeed the other editions of this book all contain the same content, but in a different order. The book is hand bound with thread and glue, and the cover is made out of a silver ink lino-press.  A few pages are depicted here.

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“A parasitic intervention into Hunt Library” Pittsburgh, PA Kai Gutschow, Kent Suhrbier Spring 2016 This project received top commendations from the studio coordinator and won two studio awards.

Although it is a key and frequently used building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, Hunt Library is an old building with limited potential for minor renovation and rejuvenation. Improvements have been made, but none fully address the problems of limited study space, limited exposure to the environment, and painful circulation. We were tasked with designing a parasitic insert to address these key problems and further the discourse of what a modern library should be. The resultant project utilizes the existing formal system of sticks and planes to create a porch-like structure that bridges several floors and entails study spaces for groups of varying sizes. It provides natural light and ventilated spaces for reading and studying; creates new circulation routes between key areas; and adds an outdoor extension to the existing cafe area. The form and theory behind the design were inspired by stream of consciousness writings about the future of the library typology. These writings ultimately resulted in the development of a theoretical structure based on the workings of hives in the natural world.

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“A hoop house with a unique interaction” Pittsburgh, PA Joshua Bard, Tonya Markiewicz Fall 2017 In collaboration with: Gil Jang, Daniel Noh, Cathy Dong, Angelina Shi, and Owen Haft This project is currently installed in the Phipps Conservatory, providing growing space for their edible garden. It will later be transferred to the University of Pittsburgh Community Garden.

Our design is driven by the demands of accessibility with careful consideration of the specific site conditions that influence growth. The primary purpose is to extend the growing season of the plants inside, but how do we best do this? One factor is, of course, the passive regulation of the environment, but perhaps the more pivotal factor in terms of the plant’s well-being is its maintenance and care. Having a dedicated caretaker for our plants is invaluable to each plant’s growth. This moment of gardener/hoop-house/plant interaction is the most important for the life of our plants and we found it key to make it the most beautiful aspect of the project. Whether that be through an innovative mechanism, an interesting hinge structure, or a striking opening movement, this moment will be the center of our design. MOMENT is the expression of an event that takes place between garden and gardener. This juncture acts not only as protection, but also as presentation. Not a tedium, but an occasion.

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3 1/2” 1/8”

Nut

C

1A

71 15 ° 1°

7’’

6-1/2’’

3’ 10-1/2’’

Plastic Cut Scale: 1’= 1/3’’

A

A A

1/16”

Bolt Type B

A

A

A A

4A

1B

164°

163° 3’

164°

2 4’

1

5’

4’

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178°

178°

4’ 4’ 4-1/2’’

C C A C C C

A A

C

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C

C A

2A

Bolt Type A

C

C A

A

B

C

C C C

B C

2B

Cut Conduit 2A

2B

4H 1 1/2” 1/4”

Total Cost: 3”

Material Description Amount Price Per Cost

Conduit Plastic Sheet Bolt Type A Bolt Type B Nut Washers PVC Tape

10’ Length 3-1/2” Length 1-1/2“ Length 1/16” Thickness 10’ Length Double-Sided

13 tubes 266 sq ft. 4 40 44 24 1 tube 1 roll

$2.61 per 10’ $0.10 per sq ft. $1.19 per bolt $8.24 per 50 $5.50 per 25 $2.68 per 25 $2.17 per 10’ $19.97 per roll

$33.93 $26.60 $4.76 $8.24 $11.00 $2.68 $2.17 $19.97

$109.35

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139°

4’

1 5’

A A A

C

A

C A

A

A A

A B

C C A A

Spacing Elements

Washer

Nut 1B 4A

1A

3B

4B

3-3/8’’

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C4

4’ 4-1/2’’

Plastic Cut Sheet

4’ 4-1/2’’

1’ =1/2’’

2’

3-3/8’’

10 108° 5°

3

1’ = 1/3”

10.9.17

3’

8-3/8’’

163°

8”

8”

73/

8”

73/

8”

73/

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Moment

1'-8 13/16"

1'-9 1/16”

1’ 91/2”

1’ 91/2”

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Moment

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Moment

3’

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3’

8-3/8’’

10 108° 5°

18’ 11‘’

Bend Sheet

C3

4’

Grow Collective

1’ = 3/4”

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°

C7

4C

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4’ 4-1/2’’

1’ = 1”

4C

4A

Grow Collective

90°

°

Moment

4’-4 1/4”

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125°

2

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3B

8”

90°

163°

C10

2D

2'-7 7/16" 73/

2'-8 1/2"

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8”

90°

1'-5 7/16"

3’

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4D

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2’ 6’’ 11-7/8’’

15

7/8

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’’

2’ 10-1/2

Grow Collective

1C 4’-3 1/2” 8 1/4"

3’

188°

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2A

2'-7 3/8" 73/

90°

10 5/8"

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Moment

1B 8”

2'-7" 73/

90°

140°

C6

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3A

1'-11 1/4"

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D3

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8”

90° 1’1”

4’1 1/4”

188°

1’ = 6” 1’ = 1’

Module 1 1E

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14’ 5-1/4’’ ’’

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4’2”

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2’ 10-1/2

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Grow Collective

1A 140°

4’2”

1’ = 1”

3C

90°

8 1/16"

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2A

125°

Moment

Conduit

1D 4C

Materials List & Costs

Plastic Drill Hole at Apex of Bend 73/

C2

Conduit Drill Sheet

5

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Corner Joint Type C 3A

160°

Grow Collective

1D Plastic-Conduit Connection 2B

3A

4’3 1/2”

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Drill Hole at Apex of Bend

1B

2'- 7 1/16"

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Plastic-Conduit Connection Double ConduitSided Tape 3A

Moment

2B

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Joint Type A

C9

Double Sided Tape 2D

90°

90°

1’ = 2”

1B 1'-5 1/2"

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90°

Moment

1C

3B

Grow Collective

2D

90° 1'-10 7/8"

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Conduit

Conduit

Moment

1A

1A 3D

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4’-1 1/4”

140°

D2

Joint Type B PVC Pipe Conduit Bolt Type B

1’ = 1”

3D

125°

4E

Hoop House Design/Build Phipps Conservatory Edible Garden

Nut Bolt Type B

1’ = 1”

160°

3'-8"

Grow Collective

PVC Pipe

Nut

Frame Modules

Nut

4’-4 1/4”

11 3/4"

Clearances

1A

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Grow Collective

Nut

Bracket

Moment

2B

90°

2’

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Bracket

90° 3'-8 3/8"

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1A

1E

1A

2'-7 7/8"

7’’

Bolt Type B 10 3/8"

140°

1° 71 15

1E

160°

1E

3'-8 1/16"

2C 4F 10"

3'-7 11/16"

Section Certain holes are only drilled after the piece is bent. The hole is drilled at the apex of the bend, no matter the piece.

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Joinery

1’ 6”

1A

1F

C5

1A

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1’ = 1”

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Grow Collective

1’ 6”

C8

1’ 6”

1B

D1

1E

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1D

1’ = 2”

1B

Drills at the end of each piece are measured 1/2” from the end.

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3’ = 1”

1H

Hoop House Design/Build Phipps Conservatory Edible Garden

1’ 6”

Grow Collective

2A

1’ 6”

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2D

Moment

3D

1'-2 9/16"

8° 10 105°

1G

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Joinery

1’ 6”

1’ 6”

C5

1’ 6”

3B

4E

1’ = 1”

4D

Hoop House Design/Build Phipps Conservatory Edible Garden

3A

Grow Collective

1’ 6”

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1’ 6”

Moment

1’ 6”

2A

Frame Modules

1’ 6”

3’ 6”

Hoop House Design/Build Phipps Conservatory Edible Garden

3’ 6”

3’ 6” 4'-7 13/16"

8° 10 105°

1E

2B

Grow Collective

3’ 6”

1’ 6”

1C

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2C

125° ’’

3C

2'-3 9/16"

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1’ 6”

4B

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4C

3'-6 3/8"

Moment

4D

5° 15

4A

Studio Set-Up

4H

1’ 1-

4F

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3'-5 5/8"

Grow Collective

4G

4

’’

163°

3’

4’ 4-1/2’’

4’ 4-1/2’’

4

Cut & Fold Scale: 1’= 1/2’’ 4’

Bolt Type B 3A

3A

A C A

2A

A

Corner Joint Type C

4A

3A

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Module 4

Cut PVC

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11.wean stairwell

“A colorful installation in a 1971 Brutalist building” Pittsburgh, PA Jakob Marsico - Ultra Low Res Studio Summer/Fall 2017 In collaboration with Alvin Wong

An immersive installation done for Carnegie Mellon University’s UPLift Challenge, aiming to activate and enlighten one of the more depressing spaces on campus. Three panels, each consisting of 30 custombuilt acrylic light tubes which bisect a floating plane at a fixed angles with varying amounts of rotation. The panels were developed in unison to create a cohesive motion across all three sections, relating to the forces of an electromagnetic field. Color is a primary driver of the installation; existing light fixtures are gelled rose and amber, and the tubes cycle through warm and cool colors throughout the day. I was an intern on this project under Jake Marsico’s Ultra Low Res Studio. My involvements consisted of scripting in grasshopper, laying out the final design, and fabricating the frames and light tubes.

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previous page top • variations in time of day previous page bottom • close-up of light poles

current page top • close-up of light poles current page bottom • final panel layout

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11.six mile eco village “An outlandish ecological development for a troubled site� Pittsburgh, PA Dana Cupkova, Matthew Plecity Fall 2018

This semester long studio is founded on the premise that architecture is part of a larger planetary ecosystem, and must understand the larger ecology of it’s site and begin to participate in local and global systems. Beginning with a in depth computational analysis of the site, moving to precedents and typological studies, on to ecomachinic processes, and culminating in a large scale intervention - the semester is a crescendo of conjoining influences. My proposal focuses on providing space for human and non-human actors to create a symbiotic relationship, which ultimately benefits an even larger collective. Several scales of housing units act as floating reefs for bio-diverse river life. Anchored on dymaxion-like cores, they sway and adjust to changing flows and water levels. Leaving the island unbuilt due to its tendency to flood, it becomes a park, gathering, and event space for the community. Depicted on the following pages is a short summation of process, and then the final proposal. For more detailed process please visit christoph.eckrich.com.

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+ ANAROBIC BACTERIA STORAGE

+ INTERCONNECTED SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR MOMENTARY INTERACTION AT ALL STAGES

+ SOLAR CHIMNEY INCREASES ALGAL SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

+ LETS NORTHERN/INDIRECT LIGHT INTO INTERIOR

+ PURIFIED WATER STORAGE

+ HUMAN INTERACTION BOOSTS ALGAE GROWTH RATE

+ INCREASED DENSITY AND SIZE ALLOWS CONDITIONING OF SPACES

+ HARVESTED ALGAE STORAGE [CELLULASE - LIPID - PROTEIN] + CONTAMINATED WATER STORAGE

contaminated water runoff

environment

grey water usage

solar energy carbon dioxide

waste matter collection

environmental mediation

water purification

algae system + SLIGHT OVERHANG PROTECTS OCCUPIABLE INTERIOR SPACE FROM SUMMER SUN

shading + thermal mass co2 removal

bathroom

physical frame

interaction co2 collection

living spaces

+ ALGAE TUBES PROPAGATED IN RESPONSE TO SUN

food production

kitchen

waste collection

framework for growing

framework for living

+ TUBES ORIENTED ACROSS FRAME FOR INCREASED DENSITY

+ TUBES WRAP ON SUPPORTS TO LET THROUGH MORE LIGHT

+ DOUBLE LAYERED FRAME CREATES GRADIENT OF OUTDOOR SPACE

+ SIMPLE DIFFUSION

+ INTERIOR FRAME ABSORBES REST OF SOLAR RADIATION

+ SUNLIGHT MODEL STEP = 30 MINUTES

+ SUNLIGHT MODEL STEP = 30 SECONDS

+ FRAME BENT IN RESPONSE TO SUNPATH

+ U shaped form removes interior condition

previous page • mapping studies current page • ecomachine development

+ pentagonal form edge draw creates interior pattern

+ square form edge draw creates interior pattern

+ ovoid form allows for more exposure elongates interior flow

+ depressed form allows for more exposure

+ circular form greatest freedom of movement

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top left • exploded axonometric plans top middle • flow diagram (top), choisy drawing (bottom) top right • perspective of entry sequence bottom left • section depicting movement of units in the river bottom right • section through both unit types

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top left • diagram of ecological substrate hull top right • render of unit interior, facing core bottom right • render of unit interior, facing deck following page • model photographs following spread top • render from opposite bank following spread middle • elevation showing ecomachine integration following spread bottom • night render of one block

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“A temporary church and permanent cultural center at Notre Dame de Paris” Pittsburgh, PA Jeremy Ficca, Francesca Torello Fall 2019

This project foregrounds architecture’s existence through time, reexamineing architecture’s historical preoccupation with permanence. Through material and function it questions what the experience of a temporary building should be, and how a permanent one can exist on timescales other than its own. The studio project consists of two complementary components, a temporary large-scale worship space for use during the 5-year restoration of Notre Dame cathedral, and a cultural center, intended to liaise with the existing crypt viewing space and to house educational and artistic content relating to the history and reconstruction of Notre Dame. The church element is constructed out of gabion, with a light-weight tensioned roof. These elements are functional and evocative, speaking the language of the crypt underneath and borrowing the rose window of Notre Dame through a forced perspective skylight. The cultural center takes over the existing parking structure, and uses methods of cut and insertion to turn the space into a contemporary art gallery. The entrance takes the vertical space of the old parking ramp, extending the gabion in a connection between surface and below, and a long winding ramp guides one down. The barrel vaults on the riverbank are vestiges from the Hotel Dieu brought back and utilized as circulation and lightwells in a kind of architectural archeology.

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top • circulation and initial concept drawing bottom • analysis drawing mapping geotaged photos of Notre Dame


current page • collage of site conditions throughout time

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current spread • east-west section through site showing first phase, the temporary church


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current spread • east-west section through site showing second phase, cultural center / details of central stair and entryway


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previous page • north-south section perspective showing first phase, temporary church current page left • exploded axonometric showing all phases of the project current page right • model photos showing plaza level during both phases

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page top • interior render of temporary church, showing forced perspective through roof opening spread bottom • north-south section perspective showing second phase, cultural center


page top • all phases and levels of site plan

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current spread • render showing night view of cultural center from Pont Saint-Michel


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appendix.biography

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appendix.biography “Talk to me about music�

Chicago, IL | Schifferstadt, GER Franz and Lucille Eckrich Summer 1998

Christoph Eckrich is foremost a student, immersing himself in learning and the university environment when possible. He is pursuing a b.arch degree at Carnegie Mellon University, but has many side interests including, but not limited to: emergent technologies; media art and architecture; music appreciation; and travel. He is the editor-in-chief of inter¡punct, an agitating student publication - usually about architecture. He works as the videographer for the School of Architecture, and as an assistant at the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art. During whatever free time that falls in his lap, he reads, bikes, listens, plays, and makes lots of coffee. His work has a lot of room for developing interests, but is headed towards a particular emphasis on activating neglected spaces and communities, challenging theoretical norms, and integrating emerging technologies.

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christoph ceckrich@andrew.cmu.edu | 309-319-8582

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Portfolio v.3  

A sample of work from my first 3.5 years of study at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture.

Portfolio v.3  

A sample of work from my first 3.5 years of study at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture.

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