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M A R K W. E I C H L E R 2013 B.Arch Candidate . Syracuse University

Portfolio of Selected Work December 2012


This portfolio contains the design work of:

M A R K W. E I C H L E R e-mail: mweichle@syr.edu tel: +1 (303) 868-7251

www.mark-eichler.com


UCL Student Union

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Painter’s Residence

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Honey Bee Pavilion

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Gothic Reconnaissance

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Acquaferma

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Three Minutes of Night

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Do the Evolution!

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Sketches and Drawings

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UCL STUDENT UNION University College of London, London, UK

The student union serves to fill the gap in the eastern facade of the University College’s campus on the site of an unexploded World War II bomb. The union exists between the street and a raised garden level, creating a connection to the western edge of campus. The project seeks to integrate contemporary urban form with its historical context. Traditional Georgian elements reverberate throughout the project from the materiality to the fenestration and organization.

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The Problem: The site is located at the eastern gate to the UCL campus on Gordon Street. Primary access is from the street, but there is a disconnect between the main quadrangle on Gower Street and the eastern side of campus. There is a small garden level with access to the main quadrangle but the garden is elevated from street level. The Goal: To provide direct access to the garden level and, in turn, the main quadrangle, simultaneously creating a space of gathering for students and faculty.

ARC 408 Site Analysis

ARC 408 Site Analysis

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UCL CAMPUS THROUGH PATHS

UCL CAMPUS THROUGH PATHS

Mark Eichler . Peter Martin . Kate Talkachova

Mark Eichler . Peter Martin . Kate Talkac


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Concept: Like a vessel in drydock, the student union raises above the site and is conceptualized as a mass with a faceted bottom, divided into three sectional and planametric zones: the zone of the two auditoriums, the zone of the auditorium breakout spaces, and the zone of the study spaces. The most social space, the refectory, is located below the raised vessel as a transparent zone between the garden and Gordon Street.

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Disconnection between the main quadrangle, Gordon Street and the Garden.

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The site is first depressed and carved away.

Over this is placed a slopped plane, connecting the street level to the garden level. The gallery is tucked underneath.


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WORM’S-EYE AXON scale: 1:200

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view into auditorium

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PAINTER’S RESIDENCE Finger Lakes Region, NY

The Painter’s Residence is an exploration of the relationship between architecture and its landscape. The house proper overlooks a lake, resting within a square court along a major retaining wall such that when moving through the sequence of the house, one is brought down through a sectional change in the landscape. Two large dividing walls run through the landscape from the top of the site down to the water’s edge. Upon entering the site and descending the slow stair that defines the upper portion of the phenomenally transparent square court, a framed view of the lake is captured between the two major walls. A drop in section at this moment redirects the sequence into the house where the ritual of the artist orders the architecture. The artist wakes, has coffee, moves down into the library to read the newspaper and finally settles into his studio at the base of the retaining wall where he spends the rest of his day.

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HONEY BEE PAVILION Syracuse, NY

In an attempt to reintegrate the honey bee into the local ecosystem of Onondaga Lake Park in upstate New York, the Honey Bee Pavilion combines bee space, in the form of honey production and storage, and human space, in the form of exhibition. In this way, there exists two clients: the honey bee and the human. The bees require a sustainable source of pollen and a place for hives and the humans require an educational space. Formally, the honey bee pavilion is conceptualized as a honeycomb grid that is then morphed and distorted according to programmatic, contextual and experiential forces. First, the pavilion opens itself outwards to the primary geographical feature, Onondaga Lake, and then upwards to the path of the honey bee. This is expressed sectionally by a double layer of ETFE that provides a space for the honey bee to move from the pollinating plants to their hives. As the bees move between their two primary programs of collection and production, they pass over the exhibition space. Human space exists within the sequence of the bee. Landscaped cells within the grid are gradated from pollinating to non-pollinating plant species as to draw bees away from the primary access path. The cells enlarge toward the most pollinating of plant species. Honey Bee Pavilion

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GOTHIC RECONNAISSANCE Ithaca, NY in collaboration with Elias Royal The elements expressed in the Gothic collegiate style, often found in artificial form throughout the Cornell University Campus, are derivatives/residuals, of the phenomenological and mystical graining of religious Gothicism. The character of Gothic flamboyancy is an expressive mode by which a subject comes to know directly an essence (phenomenology). Ornament for experience, not ornament for sake of ornament/emulation ( as is the case with Collegiate Gothicism). The project seeks to re-impregnate this experiential value back into the diffused and soul-less collegiate Gothic through a phenomenological approach to environmental systems associated with sun, water , and air. An evolution and digital exogenesis of form and program is used as a tool for the generation of a Gothic species of dormitory components. These components, once aggregated, produce a mat structure. In this way, the project reconsiders the dormitory typology. Gothic Reconnaissance architecture.

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The project is for the design of a new dormitory on the northern campus of Cornell University, on the site of the current student union. In order to explore the potentials of the site to be patterned by the new Gothic dormitory components, a recursion (branching) method is used. These fractal patterns not only indicate possible circulation but also indicate the relationship of density and mass to void (as is evident in the lower right plan). The voids generated could be cloister-like social spaces of the new Gothic dormitory, with the denser areas being the dormitory components when aggregated.

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Animalis Quatuor (The Four Living Creatures) -Centralized Plan -360 Degree Rotation -Interlockable Component Edges Animalis Parvolus Magna (Animal of the Small and the Large) -Hierarchy of space -Primary and Secondary Spaces -Interlockable edge conditions Animalis Lapsus (Animal that Slips Away) -Like spaces shear from one another -Equality of spaces -Primary and secondary Directionality Progenitor Species

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Animalibus (Singular Animal) -Culled from context (Mews Hall single) -One open space -Singular Directionality


Evolution of the Gothic Species Programmatic and formal forces are bred into the dorm room components to generate a single occupancy room and a double occupancy room.

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Double Occupancy Dorm Room

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Steel Structural and Phenomenological Core

Steel Structural and Phenomenological Core Wood Panel Cladding

3/4” Gypsom Board

Structurally Insulated Panel Construction

Wood Stud SIP Framework Perimeter In-Floor Radiators

Concrete Slab

Steel Decking

Wood Panel Cladding

Steel Tray Framework

3/4” Gypsom Board Operable Double Pane Enclosure for Lounges Radiant Floor Tubing Concrete Slab Steel Decking

Wood Header and Insulation

Steel Tray Framework

Steel Columns

Structurally Insulated Panel Construction

Concrete Encasing for Steel Columns

Wood Stud SIP Framework Perimeter In-Floor Radiators

Caisson Foundations

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Concrete Slab

Steel Decking

Steel Tray Framework

Operable Double Pane Enclosure for Lounges Radiant Floor Tubing Concrete Slab Steel Decking

Wood Header and Insulation

Steel Tray Framework

Steel Columns

Concrete Encasing for Steel Columns

Caisson Foundations

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ACQUAFERMA Florence, Italy in collaboration with Shawn Conte Acquaferma is not a project that adheres to the geographical limitations of one of Florence’s major boundary conditions. Rather, it is a project that occupies and transforms that boundary. By establishing the Arno as its site, Acquaferma defines a setting that is unique within the city of Florence. The river now serves as a zone that mediates north and south, not as divide that is simply bridged, but as a physical and natural element that is embraced. A varying degree of spatial and visual engagement with the river is essential not only in maintaining the historical and emotional ties with it, but also in activating it as a point of destination. On the surface, Acquaferma is a pedestrian archipelago that disappears with the tides. Beneath the surface, it is something else... Into the depths of the river a person descends, discovering through darkness and echoed footsteps a ruin of sunken grottos that draw upon the inherent mythos of the water. Acquaferma is a cinematic and phantasmagorical otherworld. Acquaferma

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Grottos are often found in the gardens of Italian villas. They represent spaces of escape and fantasy. For the design of the new Image film archive in central Florence, the experiential qualities of the villa grotto and the sequential quality of water are combined to effectively generate a space of escape and destination within the city’s most prominent geographical feature: the Arno River. Initially, video production was used as an exploratory mode of analysis. The film produced, Il Nostro Fiume (Our River), served as the genesis for the project. A final supplementary film was also produced over the course of the design process as a mode of exploring the potentials of water as a medium for projection.

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ACQUAFERMA |

MARK EICHLER, SHAWN CONTE


Villa Lante Water Sequence

Vasari Corridor Sequence

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The grottos of Acquaferma are strung together by a river within a river. Water is born on each bank of the Arno and flows down to the center of the project, culminating in the hall of the three lakes. It is in this space that the main archive finds sanctuary. Before reaching this space, however, the river within a river flows through a series of discussion spaces including lecture halls and film screening rooms. Water is not only used as a guiding element but also as a medium for film viewing. In the main archive, three lakes, or projection pools, act as surfaces for film projection. Though the image may not necessarily be clear, the clashing of the two elements at odds--light and water-creates the ephemeral effect of light refraction, furthering the experience of the grotto.

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AA SUMMER SCHOOL . Unit 5 . Three Minutes of Night Summer 2010 . 4 weeks . Noam Andrews and Renee Barownick

The nighttime is a space of personal transformation, a space where one’s inner image of self perfection can be expressed through radical departures from normal everyday dress and behavior. Since this inner image rarely aligns with others’ perception of that image, there is a tension between interior and exterior. In no other era and music genre than the Italo Disco of the 1980’s was this tension more evident. Italo Disco music videos in turn represented the artist’s desire to express his inner image. Using Italo Disco songs as the source material and the artists as clients, a series of Italo Disco music videos featuring landscapes of transformed objects were generated based on the thesis that the transformation of a character can be effectively symbolized through a transformation of their environment. AA Summer School

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AA D_LAB . Unit 2 . Do the Evolution! Summer 2010 . 2 weeks . Elife Erdine and Suryansh Chandra in collaboration with Geoffrey Cheung and Briony Paul

This two week seminar course explored Grasshopper for Rhino as a tool for generating and evolving components in a bottom up approach to design. Components were developed in teams using Grasshopper and then fabricated in the Architectural Association’s fabrication lab. For the design of an installation wall, a series of components were designed, tested, and then redesigned to the end that the piece would be responsive to applied forces, like body weight or physical reconfiguration.

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D-LAB // DO THE EVOLUTION! AA Summer Visiting School 2010 E EVOLUTION! D-LAB // DO THE EVOLUTION! Tutors: Elif Erdine, Suryansh Chandra

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EDUCATION expected 5.2013 expected 5.2013 2011-2012

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Bachelor of Architecture Minor in Anthropology Thesis: Midnight City and Other Urban Mythologies SU Abroad: London, UK . Florence, IT

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK 7.2010

Summer School: Tender is the Night . Unit 5 . Certificate Noam Andrews and Renee Barownick of Wunderkrammer

8.2010

D_Lab . Unit 2 . Certificate Elife Erdine and Suryansh Chandra of Zaha Hadid Architects

Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO 5.2008

Diploma . High Honors

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 8.2007

EXPERIENCE

6.2012 - 8.2012

Summer Program: Exploration of Architecture

!ndie Architecture, Denver, CO

Intern Contributed design work to winning proposal for Denver’s City Park Developed schematic designs from architect’s sketches Constructed and rendered digital models

317 Downing Street, Denver, CO 5.2012 - 9.2011

2008 - 2011

Contributing Designer Designed interior details and finishings Selected materials and lighting

Thesis Student Assistant Assisted in model construction, diagramming, and plotting data

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Software . Revit . Rhino . Grasshopper . VRay . Adobe CS6 . AutoCAD . Adobe Flash Fabrication . 3D Printing . Laser Cutting . Vacuum Forming . CNC Milling Hand . Foam Core . Museum Board . Chip Board . Basswood . Mylar . Ink . Graphite Finalist . Future Arquitecturas SC2012 Bridging Rivers Student Work Published . Rendow Yee’s Architectural Drawing 4th Ed. First Place . Sliver’s Second Year Design Competition School of Architecture Dean’s List

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American Institute of Architecture Students Elected . Class of 2013 Representative

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NCARB IDP Enrolled . 295 hours completed

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M A R K W. E I C H L E R e-mail: mweichle@syr.edu tel: +1 (303) 868-7251

www.mark-eichler.com


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