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TOMMY RESLINSKI IS A SECOND YEAR MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. HE IS SEEKING A SUMMER INTERNSHIP. THIS IS HIS PORTFOLIO..


INDEX

RESUME

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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE 2 - 11 BRASILIA: CASE STUDY

12 - 17

SITE ANALYSIS: TRAVEL TIME

18 - 19

TYPOLOGICAL STUDY

20 - 21

CITY BLOCK PROPOSAL

22 - 27

T-SPLINES TEAPOT

28 - 29

BUILDING SCIENCE STUDY

30 - 31

SPACE-FILLING GEOMETRY

32 - 33

SURFACE PANELLING

34 - 35


TOMMY RESLINSKI tommy.reslinski@gmail.com 123 Scarboro Ave. Toronto, ON, M1C 1M5, Canada +1 647 836-6380 or +1 416 724-5447

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

University of Toronto, Toronto

WORK Freelance Designer

Sept. 2011 - Present

Masters of Architecture -Expected Convocation: April 2015

Selected Coursework: -Architectural Design Studio -Visual Communication / Computer Applications in Architecture -Site Engineering and Ecology -Building Science, Materials, and Construction

Columbia University, New York July 2011 - Aug. 2011

Pre-Masters of Architecture -Introduction to Architecture Program

Selected Coursework: -Design, Theory, Practice

University of Toronto, Toronto Sept. 2007 - Apr. 2011

Bachelor of Science (Honours: Graduated with Distinction) -Double Major: Psychology (Mental Health Studies), Art History (Architecture focus)

Selected Coursework: -Contemporary Architecture -Gothic Architecture -Modern Architecture -Ancient Art and Architecture

Feb. 2007 - Present

-Responsible for the design and marketing identity of an aesthetics/spa business -Created websites and marketing materials to drive customer awareness of available services -Updated product and service listings -Responsible for the design and presentation of a variety of restaurant proposals -Worked with students in the Food and Beverage Management field of study to create restaurant layouts for their final projects -Created renders, light studies, and performed layout efficiency analyses based on their schemes

CHARITY Charity Concert Organizer July 2010 - Aug. 2010

-Main organizer and performer of a concert that raised over $2000 for a collection of charities -Lead and executed a multifaceted marketing campaign which used street advertising, social media, and websites to promote the event -Engaged multiple sponsors and negotiated with club owners/printing companies, resulting in a significant drop in overhead costs

Intervention Services Inc. Mar. 2007 - Feb. 2008

-Converted reading materials into a digital format accessible to the visually impaired -Executed quality assurance and control processes which ensured accuracy of content

SKILLS CAD

-AutoCAD -Rhino 3D + Grasshopper -Revit -T-Splines Skilled in using CAD programs to model structures, and produce drawings for technical, detail, or presentation purposes

2D

-Adobe Illustrator -Adobe Photoshop -Adobe InDesign Adept at producing diagrams, plans, sections, elevations, and other axonometric projections, and at utilizing tools for preparing client-ready materials

Rendering

-3D Studio Max + VRay Used 3DS Max with the Vray render engine to prepare Rhino and AutoCAD models for high quality image and video presentation

Web

-Wordpress -HTML -CSS Implemented Wordpress as a content management system, blog, and a web development platform for use as a client website and advertisement

Model Making

-Laser Cutting -3D Printing -Hand Modeling

Experienced using a variety of software/hardware combinations for both laser cutting and 3D printing. Proficient at model making with a variety of traditional media, including experience with woodworking

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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE Software: Rhino + Grasshopper, Illustrator, Photoshop Media: Laser-cut Acrylic

OBJECTIVE The Riverdale Community Centre was designed to revitalize the neighborhood it serves. The goal of this project was to create a form that addresses both the physical and social nuances of the site. RESULT The result is a building that functions as a gallery, meeting space, cafeteria, and activity centre. It respects the existing infrastructure of the community, and is not disruptive to the site. APPROACH In Figure A (photo), the East-facing facade of the community centre is seen with a patron standing on a rooftop terrace, overlooking the park below. The facade and cladding system were developed using the parametric modeling platform, Grasshopper. Behind the observer, a courtyard opens up the interior of the building. Interior details of the building can be seen in Figure B. The upper level of the community centre was imagined as a gallery space used to exhibit artwork by local artists.

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A

B

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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE

CHALLENGE: PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC The selected site posed several unique challenges: it was located on a steep slope and flanked by existing path systems which had to be maintained (Figure A). SOLUTION The design solution was to allow the pathways which define the site to influence the form of the building. This triangular form was then split, bent, and broken to create an interior courtyard which opens up to the path system. The shape of the structure allowed patrons to fully appreciate the surrounding geography, including the adjacent river (Figure B).

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A

B

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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE

CHALLENGE: STEEP SLOPE One of the biggest hurdles when designing for this site (Figure A) was the steepness of the slope. Practical considerations such as natural light, proper drainage, and maintenance of existing pedestrian walkways had to be carefully considered due to the unique geography. SOLUTION The fast slope was a design constraint which influenced structural features. Instead of becoming a simple courtyard building, the slope was translated into the form, creating a two-tiered building (Figure B). This also had the benefit of creating terraced outdoor areas.

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A

B

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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE

DESIGN ITERATIONS The exterior design was the result of an iterative design approach. Iterations were rapidly controlled by designing the facade system using Grasshopper. Figure A shows the initial design ideation. Here, a Grasshopper script was developed which creates voxels (3-Dimensional pixels) on the exterior surface of the form. The orientation and scale of these voxels were controlled until a desired aesthetic effect was achieved. Another iteration used extruded planar contours of the form (Figure B). The orientation, thickness, and spacing of these slabs were controlled until an aesthetically pleasing effect was achieved: top-left figure.

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A

B

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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE

EXTERIOR FACADE GLAZING The glazing system worked together with the exterior cladding system mentioned above. A Grasshopper script was created which produced solids and voids (Figure A). The solid segments would go on to form wall sections, while voids would create light-slats. The script also allowed for implementation of larger openings, as seen in Figure B.

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BRASILIA: CASE STUDY Software: AutoCAD, Rhino + Grasshoper, Illustrator

OBJECTIVE The objective of this assignment was to discover the urban design principles used in Brasilia, Brazil. RESULT The transportation system, organization axioms of super-blocks, and scale/types of buildings were scrutinized to reveal how Brasilia functions as a city, and why these elements work together. CIRCULATION The wide, sweeping wing of Brasilia (Figure A) is connected by a main highway (Figure B). The highway acts as the main artery for vehicular transport and branches into the super-blocks. The highway diverges into a set of superblocks via a clover-shaped on/off ramp system (Figure C). Streets for individual blocks branch off from these clovers (Figure D).

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A

B

D

C

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BRASILIA: CASE STUDY

PROGRAMMATIC DIVISION A group of four ‘super-blocks’ is called a “super-quadra”. These units have four residential areas that are divided by a residential strip and an open space (park/ sports facility) as seen in Figure A. Figure B expands upon the diagrammatic representation above, demonstrating the variety of block buildings that were used in creating these super-quadras.

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A

B

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BRASILIA: CASE STUDY

BUILDING ANALYSIS All the buildings from a super-quadra are arranged by their surface area in Figure A. This gives an idea of the variety of typologies used throughout Brasilia. There are three main scales: small, medium, and large. The buildings found in one block are organized by program and surface area in Figure B. This gives an approximation of which building types serve the various needs of the community.

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A

small

medium

large

B

Hospital

Community

Commercial

Residential

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SITE ANALYSIS: TRAVEL TIME

Software: Rhino, Illustrator, Google map tools

OBJECTIVE The goal of this project was to analyze a given site for its capacity as a ‘meeting space’ given transportation, geographic, and urban constraints. RESULT A travel time map of the site was created. APPROACH A web application which uses data from Google maps plots the travel distances which can be achieved using transit in x amount of time. The data from three points of interest (Figure A) is taken and combined to locate the locus at which all three overlap (Figure B).

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A 1 min travel

Bloor St.

a

Dufferin St.

b

street

c

a College St.

Kent Senior

ttc stop a/b/c a+b

b

St. Mary’s

c

Brock Junior

a+c a+b+c site

B 5 min travel

Bloor St.

a

Dufferin St.

b

street

c

a College St.

Kent Senior

ttc stop a/b/c a+b

b

St. Mary’s

c

Brock Junior

a+c a+b+c site

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TYPOLOGICAL STUDY

Software: Revit, Illustrator

OBJECTIVE The objective of this assignment was to discover the individual characteristics of two building types: Live/Work (Figure A) and Rowhouse (Figure B). RESULT Isometric diagrams were created which evaluate the ways in which each building type can vary in its dimensionality, the layout of its floorplan, and the ways in which structural and circulation systems are implemented. APPROACH An initial ‘prototypical’ model was created in Revit. This model was diagrammed, and then modified in order to study the variety of possible buildings stemming from the initial prototype model.

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A

TYPE: LIVE/WORK

Variety of type

Prototype

Prototype extended

Prototype extended+floor 13.2 m

10.1 m

10.1 m

26.7 m

B

33.8 m

Floor-plans

Prototypical LIVE/WORK

Foundation floor-plan: WORK

Move+Structure

Circulation

Structure

Block

Geometry / Stacking

33.8 m

Level 1 floor-plan: WORK

Level 2 floor-plan: LIVE

TYPE: ROWHOUSE

Variety of type

Split - two family - Row

Single unit - Fill

10 m 9 m

14 m

16 m

Floor-plans

Prototype

Basement floor-plan

Move+Structure

Circulation

Structure

Block

Geometry / Stacking | Row+Fill

Level 1 floor-plan

Level 2 floor-plan

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CITY BLOCK PROPOSAL Software: 3D Studio Max + Vray, Rhino, Illustrator

OBJECTIVE The aim of this proposal was to develop an urban planning scheme spanning a large city block previously occupied by a mall. The design was to include a variety of mixed programs including office, residential, commercial, community, and recreation centres. A major planning criteria was to increase both open space area and the overall FAR (Floor to Area Ratio). RESULT A park found to the east of the site was connected to a sports field on the west side, creating a multi-axial system of open spaces spanning across the surface (Figure A). Stepback from streets was increased to enhance the lofty, green corridors. Path systems were developed to join adjacent buildings (Figure B), allowing undisrupted green-space below. Residential and office buildings were built up to reduce the footprint on the ground level (Figure A).

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A

B

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CITY BLOCK PROPOSAL

APPROACH Figure A demonstrates the Nolli plan developed for the buildings. Note that all buildings are connected. However, the ground-level demonstrates that paths between open spaces are undisrupted (Figure B).

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A

B

Ground-level Nolli

Ground-level parcelization/circulation

Typical Nolli

Combined ground-typical Nolli

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CITY BLOCK PROPOSAL

SECTIONS/PROGRAM The sections reveal the division of programmatic requirements (Figure A). Commercial buildings are allocated to the ground level, office buildings are found above. Residential units are developed as towers that are connected or adjoining to community and recreation centres. Open space plays a major role in creating a unified area between buildings. The density of the site was successfully increased from its initial condition. Figure B reveals the way in which buildings are interconnected and office and residential buildings are built up. A metrics bar demonstrates the percentages of total floor plan for each program.

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Sections a

b

c

1

2

3

1

a

commercial residential community office recreational

2

b

3

c

open/transverse parking

Programmatic massing

Metrics Bar/Key

10.5%

commercial

9.4%

office

9.0%

parking

29.7%

residential

5.5%

recreation

3.3%

community

13.8%

transverse

18.5%

open space

27.9%

park

33.7%

public

26.8%

street

11.4%

semi-public

FAR: 4.1

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T-SPLINES TEAPOT

Software: Rhino + T-Splines, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop Media: 3D print

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this project was to overdesign a simple teapot, creating as much complexity in the form as possible while maintaining a smooth surface without breaks. RESULT The final design consists of a shell that folds into the interior, creating a vessel that holds water and then punctures the exterior shell to create a spout (Figure A). The model was analyzed using zebrastriping to determine the surface quality. Sharp breaks in the zebra pattern would indicate a jagged, undeveloped surface. Smooth flowing patterns were required (Figure B). The model was 3D printed to assess its usability as a functional design object (Figure B).

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A

B

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BUILDING SCIENCE STUDY

Software: AutoCAD, Rhino, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, Woodshop Media: Wood, paper, foam Special thanks to JA Studio (www.jastudioinc.com) for providing building detail.

OBJECTIVE The objective of the assignment was to explore the qualities of a building detail. In this case, an exterior wall meeting with a floor was chosen for the study. RESULT The building materials (Figure A) were evaluated for their insulative, air/vapor barrier, and structural properties. A model was created to investigate how the materials within the building work together to create the envelope (Figure B). The selected detail was provided by JA Studio (www.jastudioinc.com) from their project: Offset House.

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Exterior

Interior

B

Model Plan view

Interior Gypsum board Polyethylene Studs Floor covering Plywood

Batt insulation

Section view 1

Joist Brick wall Plywood Ceiling Cinder block wall

Exterior

air and vapour barrier

Brick wall

Asphalt building paper with plywood sheathing Drainage layer Stucco mesh

Cinder block wall

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SPACE-FILLING GEOMETRY

Software: Rhino + Grasshopper, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max + Vray

OBJECTIVE The aim of this project was to develop a space-filling polyhedra. This shape would then be applied to a surface, creating a pavilion (Figure A). RESULT The shape that was chosen is the rhombic spirallohedron (Figure B), and the surface it was applied to is the mathematical Enneper surface. Figure B shows the development of this shape. The grasshopper script used to develop the final forms was manipulated to generate multiple resolutions of the shape.

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A

Units Space packing concept

B

Type B

Type A Space packing concept

Resolution

Resolution

Subdivisions of Rotation Angle

Sections

Frame I

Plated I

Frame II

Plated II

Plated III

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SURFACE PANELLING

Software: Rhino + Grasshopper, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max + Vray

OBJECTIVE The goal of this project was to develop a controlled shape and discretize it by developing a panelling and glazing system (Figure A). RESULT A mobius strip was given thickness, and interior volume. Floor plates and circulation were added. The entire surface was panelled using a Grasshopper script which reduces the variability of shape in the glass units, thus reducing overall cost of production (Figure B). The developed system is generalizable and can be applied to a variety of forms.

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A

B

MOBIUS TWIST DETAIL

AA CC

TOP

RIGHT

TRIANGULAR PANALIZATION

SECTION BB

BB

FRONT

SECTION CC CUT WITH FLOOR PLATES AND STAIRS

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TOMMY RESLINSKI tommy.reslinski@gmail.com 123 Scarboro Ave. Toronto, ON, M1C 1M5, Canada +1 647 836-6380 or +1 416 724-5447


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