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Jessica Nemczuk M.ARCH


CONTENTS SCHOOL DESIGNS: 1. Cultural Courseway

an educational passageway between venues at the proposed 2016 Chicago Olympics

2. Planar Convergences

a high-rise in Chicago’s Loop consisting of a hotel, office space, lobby, and parking

3. Twisting and Spilling

a tower comprised of one small unit that has been “twisted” and “spilled”

4. Colonia Sedó: A Creative Factory

a complex on the outskirts of Barcelona where artists can produce, exhibit, and live

5. A Window is a Window is a Window

a look into design possibilities if both structures and cities were based on one element

6. Librarius Bands

a library in Chicago’s South Loop based on the concept of the Möbius Band

7. The Metropolitan Village

a 19-unit housing complex that offers residents the best of small-town and urban living

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PHOTOGRAPHY SAMPLES:

a collection of photographs from travels in Europe

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Time Period:

Fall 2007

Studio Design I at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Doug Garofalo and John Manaves

Course:

Professors:

Assignment:

Create a structure that will be placed between the venues of the 2016 Chicago summer Olympics.

By first studying arrays and swarms, I used these ideas in order to hypothesize how swarms of visitors to the Chicago olympics would react with each other and their environment. In order to facilitate circulation, as well as educate visitors on the history, culture, and athleticism of the participating countries and the host city, I designed pathways to be located between the venues that would layer all of this information together.

Cultural Courseway

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Cultural Courseway


Circulation studies

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Swarm study: children’s soccer game

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Swarm model: the red vs. the blue

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Swarm model: the red vs. the blue

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Location and density: possible locations, connecting major venues

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S. King Drive

E. Garfield Boulevard

E. 55th Street

Chart depicting location vs. venue density and Site plan

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International Culture: Chicago and the world’s history and athleticism

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Model depicting four possible walkways

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Sectional perspectives of intersecting and overlapping paths

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Time Period:

Spring 2008

Studio Design II at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Penelope Dean and Juan Rois

Design a multi-use high-rise in downtown Chicago consisting of space for a hotel, office, lobby, and parking.

Course:

Professors:

Assignment:

Starting with volumes of foam cubes, they were expanded upon by adding circulation, the interior, and finally, the site. Through extruding, subtracting, and shifting intersecting planes, volumes, and voids in three dimensions, towers were created. This in turn created circulation among the various programs.

Planar Convergences

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Planar Convergences


Plan A

Plan B

Section A

Section B

Initial sections of foam cubes

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Volume studies

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Initial computer model

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Paths are drawn, connecting highly-used areas

Paths of circulation

Paths are placed within model

Paths are extruded to the outermost limits

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Planes of circulation

+ Diagonal

+ Parking

Lobby

Breakdown of programs: circulation, volume, and location

+ Horizontal

Vertical

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+ Office

Hotel

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Plan: Floor 21

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Plan: Floor 27

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West

Sections

South

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Model of high-rise

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Time Period:

Summer 2008

Introduction to Techniques in Digital Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Course:

Professor:

Paul Preissner

Assignment:

Create a tower using Maya that uses one altered component through- out

Using the actions of twisting and spilling, I altered a single component in Maya in order to create a tower. From this tower, line drawings were extracted in Rhino and animations were created to show the composition of the tower and various scenarios for its shape. The tower was then situated within an image of a landscape using Photoshop.

Twisting and Spilling

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Twisting and Spilling


Plans and sections

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Elevations and axonometric

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Creation of component

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“Strands� comprised of multiple components and completed tower

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Time Period:

Fall 2009

Course:

Studio Design V at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain - part of the University of Illinois at Chicago abroad program

Professor:

Sergi Serrat

Create a master plan for a creative factory in or near Barcelona, fol- lowed by a more detailed design of a smaller portion of the factory.

Assignment:

This creative factory is to be used by all types of artists, as well as industrial workers. In this “factory,� work is produced and exhibited. Collaboration among various types of artists is key and work between the designers and the industrial workers on the site is encouraged. This factory also includes a residential aspect: long-term for residents and their families and short-term for visitors.

Creative Factory

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Creative Factory


Sit

Site plan: presently Colonia Sed贸, near Barcelona, Spain

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0

50m


Groun

25m

0 Ground floor plan

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Wall and Walkway Details Brick Setting bed Setting bed Base Rigid insulation insulation Waterproof membrane Waterproof membrane Topping slab Suspended structural structuraldeck deck

Creative Factory Factory

Esparreguera Esparreguera

Wall from11m tall Wall ranging ranging from m --22m m tall

Details: outdoor wall and walkway

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Through wallflashing flashing Through wall Cavity seal Cavity seal

Wall and Roof Details

Weep hole Sealant Sealant Backer rod rod

Perimeter windowsealant sealant Perimeter window Mortar Mortar Flashing and and weep weepholes holes Cavity seal Cavity seal Metal anchor anchor Brick

Anchor bolt Anchor bolt

Air space space

Bond Bond beam beam

Metal wall ties ties Metal wall

Hardware cloth Hardware cloth

Rigid board board insulation insulation Brick Brick

Details: indoor wall and roof

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Time Period:

Spring 2010

Studio Design IV at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Alex Lehnerer

Course:

Professor:

Assignment:

Design a structure, which leads to the design of a city, in which the basis of said design is one element, be it a window, corner, roof, or stair.

Using “the window” as my starting point, my structure and city are based around the window’s ability to provide views. Windows provide this feature, but later developments often hinder that view. This city is built around the idea that no structure should hinder the view a pre-existing structure already has of the ocean, mountains, or forest. As a result, newer buildings are forced to “float” above pre-existing ones, as the preservation of views is the only building code in this city.

A Window is a Window is a Window

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A Window is a Window is a Window


dining table still best-suited close to the kitchen? Is the door still the best means for entry?

Passage

Light

Aesthetics

Window benefits

View

Air

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View-blocking diagrams

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View-blocking render

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View-blocking model

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View 1 of 4: Transportation For es t

For es t

Ocean

Tra ns p or tati on

Ocean

M ou n t a i n s

Mo u n t a

Ori g i n al : Un i n t erru p t ed Vi ew s

O ri g i n al : Un i n t erru p t ed Vi ew s

Or igina l: U ninte r r upte d V ie ws

Progression of new construction

Ne w Con s t r u c Uninterrupted

Ocean

M ou n t a i n s

N ew C o n s t ru c t i o n : Un i n t erru p t ed Vi ew s

For e st

Tra n sp o rt at i on

For e st

For e st

M o untains

Mo u n t a

N ew C o n s t ru c t i o n : Un i n t erru p t ed Vi ew s

Ocean

Tra n sp o rt at i on

Oce an

View D: Mountains

M ou n t a i n s

Tra n sp o rt at i on

View C: Transportation

For e s t

For e s t

For e s t

M ou n t a i n s

Ocean

Tran s p or tati on

Ocean

Tran s p or tati on

Ocean

Ne w Con s t r Uninterrupt

M ou n t a i n s

N ew C o n s t ru c t i o n : Un i n t erru p t ed Vi ew s

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Progression of new construction

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ildin r of Bu

gs

Vo l u m e o f B u i l d i n g s

Height

ldin of Bui

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Viewing Surface Area

Va r i e t

tabili y of S

zation

Method

Progression of new buildings over time

s

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Progression of new buildings over time

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A Window is a Window is a Window model

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A Window is a Window is a Window model

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Time Period:

Fall 2008

Studio Design III at the University of Illinois at Chicago

David Brown

Course:

Professor:

Assignment:

Design a 400,000 square foot library on the current site of the Chicago Public Library and the vacant lot across Van Buren Street.

This design is driven by the idea of having various types of information easily accessible at all times. The programs that are most popular and used for the longest amounts of time are placed in the most accessible locations. Using the concept of the continuous flow of the Mรถbius Band, two ramps along the exterior of the library circulate visitors to their destinations or to new discoveries.

Librarius Bands

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Librarius Bands


BUSINESS

LEISURE

Entrance, inforYoung adults’ Coffee house / mation & borPublic forum center Coffee house Entrance, Young Public Performance bar rowers’ services adults’ / Performance information forum bar

& borrowers’ services

Coffee house Entrance, / Performance information bar & borrowers’ services

center

Young adults’ center

Coffee house / Entrance, infor- Readers’ Performance bar mation & bor- forum rowers’ services

Program distribution with circulation

Public

forum Publ ic forum

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Mobius Bands as circulation: towers are connected by interspersed ramps

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Models depicting circulation

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Open to Below

Meeting Rooms and Group Study

Periodicals

Non-Fiction

2nd Floor

Storage Auditorium Operations

Collection Services

Collection Services

Basement

Plans

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East

Sections

South

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East

Elevations

South

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Ramps and stacks

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Ramps and stacks

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Library models

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Time Period:

Spring 2009

Studio Design IV at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Dan Wheeler

Course:

Professor:

Assignment:

Design a housing complex on a typical Chicago lot that adheres to current codes and regulations.

This housing is a 19-unit apartment complex that is geared towards young professionals, families, and graduate students who would like to live in the city, but still have attachments to portions of the towns that they left behind. In this way, the best of both small town and urban life can be experienced. The exterior of the complex offers the urban, anonymous, and regularized life while the interior is more rural, unique, and the residents know their neighbors.

The Metropolitan Village

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The Metropolitan Village


Unit parking Unit parking

Communalcourtyard courtyard Communal Communal walkways Communalinterior interior walkways

Individual units Individual units

Flexible ext. Flexible private/public exterior balconie balconies

Programmatic breakdown

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2nd Floor

3rd Floor Ground Floor Ground Floor

2nd 2nd Floor

Interior walkways and exterior balconies by floor

3rd Floor Floor

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Framing plan

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North

East

Sections

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Ground floor plan

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Third floor plan

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Interior and Exterior Elevations

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Interior and Exterior Models

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Cultural Courseway

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Cultural Courseway

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Time Period:

Fall 2009

Various sites around Europe

Location:

While studying abroad my final year of graduate school, I encountered many sites, both natural and man-made, that were fascinating. Taking photographs of these views was my attempt to remember, re-produce, and to see these spectacular visions in a different manner. Some of the most beautiful sites I came across were in London, Interlaken, Rome, Paris, Valencia, Delft, and Florence.

Photography Samples

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