Sunčica Milošević 1143 Heartland Gate, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 847.373.6014
E d u c a t i o n / S e r v i c e:
1143 Heartland Gate, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 847.373.6014
09/2010 - 06/2013
Master of Architecture
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
E m p l o y m e n t / A w a r d s: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Chicago, IL 06/2011 - 9/2011
360 W. Hubbard
43 story luxury rental tower in Chicago, IL Design Development documents 12/2010 - 3/2011
500 N. Lake Shore Drive
45 story luxury rental tower in Chicago, IL Schematic Design and Design Development documents
2011 07/2010 - 10/2010 The Archive Institute
Internship tasks included: conceptual design presentation documents, drafting of detailed plans, exterior and interior elevations, wall and detail sections and egress diagrams, schedules, floor plan renderings, and presentation assembly.
Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments Graphic Design Volunteer Designing posters, brochures, postcards and agendas
08/2005 - 08/2009 Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies with High Honors University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dean’s List GPA: 3.76/4.0
Bates E. Lydia Parker Scholarhip
Top 10% of class by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
03/2008 Gargoyle Architecture Honors Society
Lifetime membership for excellence in scholarship & proficiency in Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
09/2007 - 05/2008 Versailles Study Abroad Program
& David Ashby Memorial Scholarship Fund in Architecture
L’école Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, Versailles, France
05/2007 People’s Republic of China Study Abroad Program
04/2007 Charles Clemens Councell Memorial Fund in Architecture
Recognition of outstanding scholarship & professional development
2005 - 2009 American Institute of Architecture Students
International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation on Anthropology & Archaeology, People’s Republic of China & Tibet
Recognition of outstanding scholarship & professional development
03/2003 - 06/2006 Certificate in Fundamentals of Art
08/2001 - 06/2005 High School Diploma with High Honor Roll
C o m p e t e n c i e s: Software:
Auto-CAD, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, Revit, Rhino, Maya, Sketch-up.
Art Instruction School Minneapolis, MN GPA: 3.7/4.0
Crystal Lake South High School Crystal Lake, IL GPA: 4.2/4.0
concept design sketching, sketching, drawing, painting, sculpture & photography, technical drawing/architectural drafting perspective drawing/rendering model making, laser cutting, wood working
L a n g u a g e s: Serbian, English, Spanish
T r a v e l s: Europe: England, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece (+islands) Africa: Tunisia, Egypt Asia: China (+Tibet)
C o n t e n t s: 2012
F.R.O.S.T.E.D R.E.M.I.N.I.S.C.E.N.C.E. . ...
Architecture design studio: Re-skinning. Performance Driven Design & Parametric Correlation of the Fulton Market Cold Storage Building, Chicago IL Independent Project Personal Contributions: 100% role
L.U.M.I.N.E.S.C.E.N.T V.O.L.U.M.E.S... Architecthure design studio: SEC-Cranbrook Wellness Center Independent Project Personal Contributions: 100% role
The M.E.M.O.R.Y. of the M.O.U.L.I.N. R.O.U.G.E...
Reinterpreting the F.R.A.G.I.L.E border of C.Y.P.R.U.S. ... Architecture design competition: IN CYPRUS - RELAX AS ARCHITECTS REINTERPRET, Cypriot Exhibit at the Venice Biennale Other members: Grace Whang, Jason Wheeler under guidance of Prof. Erik Hemingway and Kevin Erickson Personal Contributions: Leadership role in design concept development, 50% role in analog rendering and image editing, 30% role in technical drawing, 30% role in computer model construction, 50% role in physical model construction and laser cutting.
Architecture design competition: Paris 2009 Dance School for Le Moulin Rouge Other members: Klaudia Siczek and Veronica Gonzalez under guidance of Prof. Carl Lewis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Personal Contributions: Leadership role in design concept development, 100% role in analog rendering and image editing, 50% role in technical drawing, and 30% role in computer model construction. *NOTE: This project was an independent study and not part of required educational curriculum.
Le P.O.T.A.G.E.R du R.O.I ... 2007
Architecture design studio: Potager du Roi Independent Project Personal Contributions: 100% role *NOTE: This project was part of study abroad program at L’ École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles
Some components of this portfolio originate from the final submissions of the above projects. It was assumed that those components were shared work and that I had the permission to reuse them for the purpose of this portfolio. Work has been cited appropriately throughout this portfolio. Some site photographs were obtained using the Internet due to personal inability to visit the site at the time of assigned projects. Each component and image has been re-edited or altered from its original state. All additional components, images and drawings are personal work and each project has been further enhanced post grading and deadlines. The percentages of own contribution are in respect to all contents that have been presented in this portfolio and they take into account additional personal work that has been done.
FULTON MARKET COLD STORAGE
EXISTING SE FACADE
EXISTING SW FACADE
WEST LOOP, CHICAGO
F.R.O.S.T.E.D R.E.M.I.N.I.S.C.E.N.C.E. . ... 2012
Historically, the Fulton Market Cold Storage Building has been housing thousands of pounds of frozen food, branching these goods to the large portion of the United States. The buidling itself, being the most domineering edifice of Chicago’s West Loop neighboorhood, has a very significant presence. Thus, the building’s enclosure necessitates an elegant design that will enliven this rapidly developing neighboorhood. Since the current enclosure is very solid, housing very few openings, it lacks interest and is insufficient in meeting the needs of a contemporary office building. However, even though we are stripping away the current enclosure, it is important to preserve some reminiscence of the building’s past. In doing so, I believe that applying a symbolic historical gesture through a decorative as well as a performative element will be of high intrest to the public and will forever enstill the memory of the Fulton Market Cold Storage Building. Inspiration for the new fascade came through the shapes and patterns created through the crystalition of ice and snowflakes. At the basic molecular level, ice crystals form a variety of shapes, the simplest and most common of them being the geometric hexagon. The lattice is formed due to polar charges of the two Hydrogen atoms that frame each Oxygen molecule. At 0˚C, water molecules start to frost, thus creating the first ice crystals that are generally observed as hexagonal plates and prysms. As the freezing temperatures grow deeper and as the air humidity rises, in general, these prisms start to branch and form more complex shapes. Some shaper re-occur at several ranges of precipitation and temperatures. The intricacy in geometries and their natural variations that depend on environmental forces, inspired me to apply these patterns in such a way that they will just be aesthetic, but performative as shading devices. The idea is that the density, complexity and layering of patterns would vary according to the interior functions and the exterior exposures to direct sun and heat.
F.R.O.S.T.E.D R.E.M.I.N.I.S.C.E.N.C.E.... 2009
SIMPLE PRISMS SIM SMS
1 SEQUENTIAL DENSITY PATTERN: A screen is suggested as a secondary building enclosure whose density and varyation in pattern will vary according to the environmental sun study data. Areas which are more exposed to heat gain and direct rays of sun, as well as areas whose interior functions require more privacy and whose positioning requires a directed view will employ a denser, more geometrically complex hexagonal pattern.
2 OVERLAP DENSITY PATTERNS: Second scheme proposes series of overlapping screens. Each level would have screens of either unique series of patterns or a same pattern that varies in density. The idea is that the users would manually slide the screens in order to achieve desired shading/lighting effects. What previous scheme lacked was user control and what this scheme offers in addition is versatility. Buildingâ€™s interior functinons may change through time, so with a series of movable screens, desired effects can be achieved regardless of juxtapositioning of internal spaces.
3 GRADIENT DENSITY PATTERN: Third scheme utilizes one particular pattern whose system members along with apertures increase or decrease in size visually creating a gradient effect. Where the apertures and members are thinner, more light penetrates through and vice versa. This method is achieved through the blend technique in Maya program where parameters are set to regulate the offset distance within a particular pattern. The surface is then populated based on image value which as a reasult can create a gradual transitioning pattern in a desired direction. The individual hexagonal unit patterns are snapshots of the gradually altering offset distances within the same pattern.
ELEVATIONS DEVELOPED BY JOSH KUFFNER
SUN DATA DEVELOPED BY MARISSA CAMPOS
double pane glass 3” x 6” mullions 3” wood flooring
4” concrete slabs 12” steel beam recessed ceiling ventilation air flow
track extention steel angles
steel sliding track 3” steel chanel screen frame perforated aluminum screens
Drawings: Drawings of personal interest, May 2009 Inguido and Delphic Sybil, replications of paintings by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel Media: Pencil
GRAND STAIR ENTRANCE
SITE VIEW: LEFT
SITE VIEW: LEFT
SITE VIEW: CENTER
L.U.M.I.N.E.S.C.E.N.T V.O.L.U.M.E.S... 2012
REGION 2 CLIMATE ZONE
Architectural intent in addressing the Cranbrook Education Community site is to design a building with a monolithic, clean, symmetric facade. The building is to be a glistening jewel upon this neglected parking lot site. The building will be situated along the predominant linear axis of the Grand Allee path which would cause this main site force to be even further strengthened. Buildings located upon this site exhibit very monotone facades, very industrial and thus not very exciting atmosphere. By bringing in a buidling which will not only strenthen the linear site forces, but illuminate, brighten and bring excitement while maintaining a volumetric simplicity and regularity, this site will become a new destination for the Cranbrook community and promote future development and axpansion.
region must heavily rely on conventional heating and cooling
Cranbrook Education Community
SITE VIEW: CENTER
SITE VIEW: RIGHT
SITE VIEW: RIGHT
OPEN TO BELOW POOL VOLUME
Old scheme: same principle of the ground level core and second story studio, third story has been relocated as a separate building
36’ high sheer wall
mechanical & plumbing shaft inside sheer wall
line indicating roof line above
36’ high sheer wall RESIDENCE VOLUME CIRCULATION VOLUME BATH
OPEN TO BELOW
36’ high sheer wall
mechanical & plumbing shaft inside sheer wall STUDIO VOLUME
glass walkway visually separates volumes
OPEN TO BELOW CIRCULATION VOLUME
DOUBLE ENCLOSURE STEEL COLUMNS SHEER WALLS MOMENT RESISTING FRAMES DIAPHRAGM
Building skin is composed of several layers of varying transparency enclosures. The exterior skin of the building is the most transparent. It is composed of a self-supporting steel frame that holds solar resistant glass pannels of transparent and translucent qualities. This allows much light to penetrate through the building’s exterior envelope while creating a glow effect in the evening hours when the structure is lit from within. In order to provide privacy for the more private spaces such as the pool areas and the fitness studio, a translucent enclosure is proposed. This layer is also constructed using a self-supporting steel frame to which are attached glass and thin marble panels. Each panel is composed of a single pane of glass that is attched to a very thin sheet of white marble. This effect provides a very glossy finish that allows only light to penetrate through.
WATERPROOF SHEETING VAPOR BARRIER
RAISED PARAPET GLASS AND MARBLE PARAPET FACING
RIGID FOAM THERMAL INSULATION CONCRETE SLAB/DECKING SKYLIGHT, SOLAR PROTECTION DOUBLE GLAZING OPERABLE PANEL
SUSPENDED CEILING ACOUSTIC PANELS
MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SPACE
STEEL TUBE BEAMS
SOLAR PROTECTION DOUBLE GLAZING LIME-STONE SLABS
4 CONCRETE SLAB WITH RADIANT HEATING/COOLING AIR INTAKE GRILLES
CONVENTIONAL AIR INTAKE FRESH AIR INTAKE SHAFT
OPERABLE AIR FLAP
FILTERING SCREEN RAINWATER DRAIN
LOOSE-FILL MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT LEVEL
WALL SECTIONS: 1. FILTERING SCREEN WATERPROOF SHEETING RIGID FOAM THERMAL INSULATION VAPOR BARRIER CONCRETE SLAB/DECKING STEEL TUBE BEAMS MECHANICAL/ELECTRIC SPACE SUSPENDED CEILING ACOUSTIC PANNELS 2. OPERABLE PANEL SOLAR PROTECTION DOUBLE GLAZING 3. THIN MARBLE SLABS ON GLASS PANES SELF-SUPPORTING STEEL FRAME
4. GLASS BLOCK GLASS BEAMS & GLASS WALKWAY 5. FRESH AIR INTAKE RAINWATER DRAIN 6. LIME-STONE SLABS CONCRETE SLAB RADIANT HEATING/ COOLING LOOSE-FILL MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION 7. WATER PIPES
12:00 EXTERIOR WALL SYSTEM INTERIOR WALL SYSTEM
SPIDER PIN CONNECTIONS THIN MARBLE SHEETS ON GLASS PANES
CROSS SHAPED STEEL COLUMNS
perimeter skylight varying transparency
SELF-SUPPORTING STEEL FRAME
SOLAR PROTECTION DOUBLE GLAZING
SELF SUPPORTING STEEL FRAME
varying transparency facade glazing
A: TRANSLUCENT DOUBLE GLAZING: float glass, argon filled cavity, 2x pane translucent laminated safety glass with tinted color film in betwen panes. B: SOLAR PROTECTION DOUBLE GLAZING: coated float glass, argon filled cavity, 2x pane laminated safety glass. C: SUNSHADE FINS: 2 panes of laminated safety glass with a 10mm thin layer of marble, steel frame in between.
Sun angle is highest on June 21st at noon, rising to 72ยบ off the ground plane. Meanwhile, the sun is at its lowest angle on December 21st at noon, lowering itself to 24ยบ with respect to the ground plane. In order to shield the building during these extreme exposures to the sun, skylight glazing and facade glazing implement pannels of varying transparencies with solar radiation resistance factors. Additionally, since the winter months are of more concern, the south and east facaces implement vertical sunshade fins that are made of thin pannels of glass and marble. They block direct glare of the sun and allow natual glow of ambient light to penetrate into the interior spaces.
perimeter skylight roof structure revealed in model
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Rendering by: Suncica Milosevic Map drawing by: Grace Whang
A neutral area between hostile or deliggerent forces that serves to prevent conflict.
concept sketches by Jason Wheeler
1. A neutral area between separate sides that serves to encourage a positive interaction among people. 2. Everyone’s land. 3. A public meeting place where people of different cultures can engage in common activities and exchange thoughts. 4. An area that attempts to aleviate hostile attitudes. 5. An area that evokes peace and safety by means of aesthetically enhancing the space.
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Drawings: Travel sketches from Greek Islands, April 2008 Sketches were part of an independent study during study abroad program at L’ École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles Top left: Remains at the ancient site on island Delos Top right: Orthodox church in view of volcanic islands Bottom left: Vernacular architecture, family chapel in Mykonos Bottom right: Column remains at the ancient sice on island Delos Media: Pencil
Drawings: Travel sketches from Greek Islands continued Top left: Venetian Terrace, Mykonos Center: Traditional windmills, Mykonos Top right: Old doorway, Santorini Media: Pencil
Drawings: Travel sketches from Paris, France, September - November 2007 Left: Lantern of L’Opera de Paris Top right: Column detail at Musée du Louvre Bottom left: Fasçade detail of Musée du Louvre Bottom right: Quick sketch of Tour Eiffel Media: Black ink, color ink, pencil and water color
The M.E.M.O.R.Y. of the M.O.U.L.I.N. R.O.U.G.E... Expressing the windâ€™s riveting rhythm, the ruffles of kaleidoscopic CanCan skirts, and the abounding energy of the Moulin Rouge, this design proposal strived to simultaneously preserve the spirit of the historic windmill provide a solution for its optimal function. Presently, the Moulin Rouge lacks spaciality, views, and technology desired for its dance school and administration. The institution also desires to appeal to additional public through incorporation of additional fascilities such as a museum and a restaurant.
Design concept was a metaphorical representation of the imagination associated with the Moulin Rouge. What came to mind were the spinning blades of the windmill that create helical waves of the wind, flying ruffles of th Can-Can skirts, bold colors and intricate rhythm.
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M - Blanche (metro stop) 1 - Theatre des 2 Anes (theatre) 2- Loic Sport (sport store) 3 - Brasserie (restaurant) 4 - O’Sullivans Pub (bar) 5 - Change Travelex (currence exchange) 6 - Quick (fast food restaurant) 7 - Crepes Booth (crepes place) 8 - Boulangerie/Patisserie (bakery/pastry shop) 9 +10 - Credit Mutuel (bank/atm) 11 - Moulin Rouge Asiatique (erotic shop) 12 - Traiteur/Brasserie (eatery/bar) 13 - Photo Station 14 - Haagen-Dazs (ice cream cafe) 15 - Cafe de Cuba (cafe) 16 - Magic (erotic shop) 17 - Rebecca Rils Supermarche Erotique (erotic shop) 18 - Love shop (erotic shop) 19 - Musee Erotique (erotic museum) 22 23 20 - Cosmos Bar (bar) 21 - Le Chat Noir (restaurant) 22 - Transfert d’argent, Ernest, Folie Folie’s (money exchange, shoe boutique, lingerie store) 23 - Il Tavoliere, Mini Market (pizzeria, grocery market) 24 - Center DVD Video (dvd store) 25 - New Girls (lingerie) 26 +27 - Hotel 28 - LePalmier (cafe/eatery) 29 - Pharmacie, Sex Shop (pharmacy, erotic store) 30 - Buffalo Grill (restaurant) 31 - Monoprix (grocery store)
Rendering by Suncica Milosevic
The Moulin Rouge is located in Paris’s 18th arondisment, just down the hill from Montmartre, a district also known as Pigalle. Montmartre is primarily known for its white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Coeur while the Pigalle Place, at the foot of the Montmartre hill, has long been known for its more risque crowd. This district is famous for being a tourist red-light district, populated with adult shops, peep shows, strip clubs, cabarets, general adults-only adventures and prostitutes operating on side roads. Pigalle is also home to bourgeois buildings and is now territory of famous fashion designers, actors and models with a very high real estate. This neighborhood has long been the center of art and music as well. Famous artists such as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Maurice Neumont, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Salvador Dalí have all lived once here. The hill of Montmartre still draws artists from all over the world to display and sell their works, while tourists are drawn to visit the architecture and experience the excitement that this location offers. Our goal was to re-design the Moulin Rouge so that its symbolism, function and appeal are preserved, yet competent with 21st century’s expectations.
Photographs below demonstrate the panoramic view from the Moulin Rouge. The district is a typical Parisian residential area during the day, while at night it becomes Parisâ€™s red light district. Our design respected the surrounding building heights or maximum 25m, while aesthetically it created a strong contrast. We assumed that the residents of this neighborhood have been acustomed to the stong presenceand of the Moulin Rouge and that they would not object to more contemporary design of this historically famous institution and landmark. The height of first 3 levels above ground is 3m each and the height of the top 3 levels is 5m each.
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ground section A
a - entance b - reception c - museum d - souvenir store e - book store f - formal lobby g - lobby h - lounge i - bar j - restaurant k - cabaret auditorium l - amphitheatre m - terrace n - garden o - photocopy room p - storage q - office r - conference room s - gymnasium
t - training room u - locker room v - dressing room w - powder room x -restrooms y - connection to old parcel z - open to below * - elevators
ground section B
Site drawings by Suncica Milosevic Site photographs from Google Earth Sections by Klaudia Siczek
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Rendering by Suncica Milosevic
Because the windmill has always been the focal point of the Moulin Rouge, we symbolically preserved its prominence through the red, spiraling escalier within the nucleus of the building. The essence of the staircase can be seen through the multicolored, transparent fasçade panels. These curvilinear panels represent windmill’s presence. The fascade itself wraps about the helical staircase, like an echo, or a spiraling tornado created by the windmill’s radiating blades that have represent the windmill as a strong force that can be felt througout the building. Drawings to the right demonstrate structural design of the fasçade and some concept sketches.
glass were used and connected to the grid using cross-shaped stainless steel four-leg spider clamps. The spider clamps helped integrate the façade into a whole unit and reinforce the glass partitions.
The structure of the grand escalier was based on ruffles of the Can-Can skirts. Two loops were intertwined creating a double set of stairs, one within the circumfrence of the other. Hollow interior provides view to ground level formal lobby and the skylight above.
Fascade and Stair drawings by Suncica Milosevic Floor plans by Veronica Gonzales Rendering by Suncica Milosevic
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Paintings: Paintings from and Intro to Painting class at the University of Cincinnati, OH. November 2011 Left: Study of light upon a piece of cloth Right: Analitique of fruit texture Media: Oil on canvas
Le P.O.T.A.G.E.R du u R.O.I ... 2011
Rigidity and high order, represented d in the way of life an aand nd aar architecture rcch hit ite ecctu t re e ffor or tthe he h e Sun K King at the famed Chateau de Versailles, rth th sstrip trip off tth he Potage er du du R oi, the Vegetable Gardens. This strip has are proposed for contemporaryy reinstitution at the nor north the Potager Roi, been altered numerous times mes in adaption to neede needed d d fascil fascilities ilili ie ilit es of o tthe he H he Horticulture ortiiccu ult ltur ure Scho School buildings which surround it. This disrupted site presently fascilities desired accomodate ly lacks aesthetic appeal and fascil lit itiie es desire ed tto o accom mod o ate tthe administration, tourism, and marketing of nearlyy 100 tons of fruits and vegetables produced producce ed d each eaacch year. year a. Considering g the site’s original design and the King Louis XIV’s interests in nte t rests in perfect geometric geo ome m tric form and advancement in technology, this proposal restores portions of the site to their original, yet contemporary function and delicately provides desired fascilities so that they do not violate height and views of the enveloping buildings.
Design concept was very symbolic in respect to the architectural symbolism of King Louis XIV. His force of strong geometry upon the nature’s irregular, wild form was symbolic of his absolute power, control, perfection and social advancement. Thus, perfect geometric forms of the square and the circle were the the basis for design’s form.
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water feature accents edges of 3 sunken gardens and provides an elegant barrier in place of safety railings
bookstore sunken garden
planted platform serves as natural barrier to guide people into the building and to central viewpoint of the Grand Square
glazing pannels offseted from perforated metal casing, also sink vertically to allow for open air feel
perforated metal mesh in pattern envelops the structureâ€™s glazing for partial shade/sunlight patterns
Besides restoring the Figuerie, the parking lot has been removed from this historic site and has been redesigned into another garden, platform framed by a water feature, ramp converted into steps which guide visitors straight into the new Potager building. Tourists are guided straight into the reception area where they may purchase tickets to visit the Grand Square gardens, or they may also visit other attractions inside such as the museum, a show in the amphitheatre, or enjoy a meal in the restaurant where they may lounge in a view of another garden and the work of chefs through the glass enclosed kitchen. Before, visitors had to pass an unattractive parking lot, climb up a ramp, only to find themselves awkwardly standing at a corner indicated on the Site drawing. The institution really desired to have these additional facilities so that they may operate more successfully and provide the public with a more pleasant experience. Besides the public, the students of the Horticulture school may use these facilities and attend lectures in the amphitheatre, and use the restaurant or reception room in place of cafeteria. The structureâ€™s lower level was imbedded into the ground and provided direct outside access with the sunken garden. The upper level rises from the platform to a total height of 3m, and the amphitheatre rises to an additional 2m. This height has respected the views of the surrounding buildings and has left no greater impact than the previous glasshouses upon the site.