Architectural Portfolio Evan Broske/2010â€“2013 This portfolio is intended for entrance into the graduate design program within the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, which includes work from foundations, integrated, Polish and digital design studios. The projects included focus on connecting spaces through architecture and creating new experiences in existing varying situations ranging from small scale interventions to large urban structures.
Table of Contents Small Scale UDM SOA Vestibule
DCCH Mobile Stage
Living The Canopy
Education Windsor School of 3D Art
Chicago School of 3D Art
Culture UDM Theater
The Detroit City Concert Hall
UDM SOA Vestibule first year/foundations
The south entrance of the UDM School of Architecture is rarely used by students due to a more convenient entrance on the same side of the building. The redesigned vestibule intends to attract people to this entrance while giving them a new experience as they enter the school. The existing vestibule is a very tall and dark space. This new threshold provides a more intimate entrance at a human scale while creating a procession from the ground plane to
The process began with an origami cicada. The form of the cicada was explored through ink drawings that led to the design of an origami pod and eventually a human pod. The shelter was constructed out of cardboard in order to achieve a lightweight, portable pod.
1 ink study
2 origami pod
3 foldable shelter
The new design protrudes out from the building as to catch pedestrians walking towards the building. The small scale of this design does not allow for much exterior illumination other than a sliver of light where the ceiling and wall meet. Because of this, the interior becomes a more unique space.
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DCCH Mobile Stage fourth year/digital design studio
The DCCH Mobile stage is a portable event stage that can easily be assembled and disassembled for easy transportation. Inspired
sunlight to enter between them. Small concerts and ceremonies can make use of the focal point created at center stage representing the abrupt onset of a summer storm.
The initial schemes were inspired by the heat and storms of summer ranging from wind blown reed to unprotected, suspended platforms.
3x4 Shelf personal work/summer 2013
The 3x4 Shelves were an exercise in fabrication and modularity. The frame, built using 1â€? x 1â€? welded steel tubing allows for The simple materials and design led to an inexpensive and quick build, around twenty hours and one hundred dollars to go from
to understand the process of larger volume production.
The Canopy second year/foundations
The Canopy functions both as a credit union and a living space. This project was a study of the issues in creating a very public space on one level and a very private space on another. Creating a building that is open and accessible to the residents of Corktown while offering private units for those living in The Canopy. Located in a vacant lot bordered by the Mercury Bar and an existing transmission shop, the building must relate to both while creating a new experience in Corktown. The Canopy maintains a connection from Michigan Ave. to the redesigned Roosevelt Park where pedestrians can move from pavement to grass through the lobby of the credit union. The balconies of each apartment are recessed so residents are able to develop them into usable spaces like gardens, living or work spaces. The upper levels of The Canopy grow like a canopy of trees.
from Michigan Ave. to redesigned Roosevelt Park
Apartments are recessed to allow for future development from residence
Screen is added for privacy from park and to retain the form of a canopy
The form of The Canopy mirrors the trees in the redesigned Roosevelt Park to the rear of the building. You are able to pass under The Canopy through the credit union lobby just as you can pass under the canopy of a tree.
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Activity in Corktown Scale of Michigan Ave. Materiality of surrounding area
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Windsor School of 3D Art second year/foundations
The design of the Windsor School deals with interactive and reactive architecture. The surrounding environment, celebrating open spaces in neighboring buildings. Light wells exist on both sides of the building marking circulation between structures and spaces. The school provides a seating area for neighboring school to the north. This area can interior courtyard of the schools. The louvers covering the east and west facades react to the buildings inhabitants and the pedestrians of Windsor moving at three different levels ranging from public to private.
you see when you exit the Windsor Tunnel and for that reason holds master plan for the area consists of a rectangular block containing classrooms and student housing surrounding a central courtyard. The block was separated into nine plots allowing for nine different schools.
The louvers covering the facade of the Windsor School allows the building to interact with its users and the city. The louvers react on the louvers move as pedestrians move past the school. In the second and third level studios, the louvers react to users in the space allowing different levels of light into these areas. On the fourth and most private level, student housing, inhabitants have full control of the louvers.
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School of 3D Art t.heidgerken
The Chicago School is an extension of the Windsor campus, located on Wolf Point in downtown Chicago. The ideas about interactions and reactions used in Windsor followed through to Chicago. In Windsor the exterior louvers gave a hint to the activity inside as well as the activity of pedestrians outside. The Chicago school accomplished this same idea through materiality. Translucent materials mark more activity like studio spaces while the wood covering much of the structure represents areas of less activity like classrooms and administrations areas. The separation of spaces and the need for natural light motivates the facets of the facade. An open ground plane similar to that in Windsor connects the street front with the rest of the school. This central bridge is a meeting point for students from the separate studios located at different points on the site. This more dynamic structure contains a computer lab, workshop and large crit space shared by all students.
lab, workshop and crit space
This site is much larger than the Windsor site. A similar strategy was used to divide the space, splitting it into
behind, leaving four long and narrow plots for each school to occupy. The studio came up with three rules to go along with the master plan dealing with the street the street front was to be built up in order to increase river from the street above were to be preserved. Third, each building was to share a certain amount of
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computer lab workshop
open to exterior
UDM Theater Third year/integrated studio
When you visit a theater you are retreating from reality. The UDM Theater creates a retreat form the campus. This building creates a transition from the traditional campus architecture of UDM to the open metal structure of the theater. The procession from campus to theater takes you from ground level down six feet to the entrance doors. After you enter, you descend another four feet to the theater doors and then move into the auditorium. As you move through the structure, you retreat further into the building. A band of glass runs at ground level surrounding the building so the inhabitants are aware of their decent below grade.
restroom workshop storage
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8 Drop Ceiling
9 Floated Concrete Slab
3 Asphalt Membrane
4 Building Paper
Sheet Metal Cap
5 Cap Flashing
Sheet Metal Veneer
6 Concrete Foundation
7 Concrete Slab
This is a hybrid structure using both steel and bearing wall construction. A space frame spans above the theater and lobby creating a large interior space as well as allowing for a very geometric shape from the exterior. The bearing the building. The thick concrete walls serve a sound barrier from the lobby and other noisy functions of the building such as workshops and mechanical rooms. The central air system is split between two mechanical rooms in order to better serve both sides of the building. One fan room serves the south side of the theater as well as the front and rear lobbies. The second serves the north side, auditorium, and stage.
Centrum Visly third year/wapw
The Vistula Center, located on the banks of the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland serves as an exhibition space, a learning center and a river sports club. The exhibition space serves as a new home for the many stone artifacts recently a place to show different works and installations from local artists around the city of Warsaw. The river sports club within the center encourages activities such as sailing, kayaking and rowing on the river. The shape of the exhibition space compresses visitors in order to move them along the pathway connecting Port The Vistula Center not only informs of the past and present connection between the river and the city but also promotes a physical interaction with the Vistula.
The central exhibition space of the supports (left) allowing for a large clear span. Non-structural beams extend to the ground while some are pulled back in order to create entrance points into the building. The wings on either side of the exhibition space are covered in wood planks (above), alternating directions to mimic the shape of the
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classroom locker rooms
lecture space administration
Detroit City Concert Hall fourth year/digital design studio
County jail. The DCCH utilized the existing concrete block, penetrating the structure to create a pedestrian connection from the new 375 Park through to spaces as well as educational and theater spaces. The education component of of this program are able to work side by side with professional musicians, preforming in the 1500 seat concert hall. Shared spaces like practice rooms and lecture halls ensure interaction between musicians and students. The DCCH master plan aims to create a more intimate, walkable entertainment district. The adjacent block, currently used for courthouse parking, will be redeveloped into
as a transition from residential Detroit to the downtown core.
Existing block remaining from Wayne County jail construction
A slice of the block is shifted in order to create a connection from the newly developed 375 park to Gratiot Ave.
The two forms are extruded in order to accommodate the education and theater program
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Existing court parking between Madison and Gratiot will be redeveloped into retail, dining and living space
Many connections from residential to downtown Detroit existed in 1949 (above) but are
living library classroom auditorium
dining event space practice room
The perforated copper skin that surrounds the DCCH creates a connection from exterior to interior. Pedestrians are able to view interior activity through the skin, while people within are able to view the activity of the city. Copper was used in order to mimic the weather and patina in a similar way brick does with age.
Architectural portfolio for the UDM SOA Masters of Architecture application