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I believe technology is a part of nature, and its develop shall bring us back to our origins. Therefore modern architecture shall be deeply inspired by the phenomena of the natural world, as the finest creation. All structures shall allude nature not through its appearance but rather through its features and ultimate coherence. With a great passion, I invest my time to examine future of architecture, through the study of sociology, biology, philosophy and theory of physics. I believe our universe and all the things emerge through a pattern which I am excited to explore. 00 48 888 56 38 56 email@example.com
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Architectural Designer MENTHOL ARCHITECTS, Poland Delivered mid-scale competitions entries
M.Arch WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE, Poland Master thesis: [re]connecting boundary
Architectural Assistant PORT, Poland Covered all stage of design process
Study abroad UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN, England Master thesis: [re]connecting boundary
Architectural Designer OLASSAN DESIGN STUDIO, Lebanon Contributed to concepts proposals Co-Founder CHEUNG+NITRIBTT, England Developed speculative designs
B.Arch WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE, Poland CPD Project: Concert Hall on Mieszczańska Island
Interior designer diploma PROFESJA, Wrocław, Poland CPD Project: House in Woods
AWA R D S 2019
2nd prize Regathering Syria, UNI, India “Parādaiĵah” memorial as a garden
Tutor Minsk Design Week, Belarus Constructed pavilion to recognize the beauty around
Honorable Mention PROJECT EARTH 2, Cities of tomorrow, Netherlands Refugee camp as a city of tomorrow
Tutor MEDS workshop, Belgium Turned the negative fence into a positive identity
Honorable Mention WAR PORT MICROTECTURE, HMMD, Hong Kong Public furniture to bring vitality to post-soviet City
Tutor EASA / SESAM workshop, Belarus Created an experimental environment
1st prize NEXT7, ARCH2O publications, USA From inert to living matter
Hitchhiked 25.000 km from Poland to Singapore Explored different cultures and philosophies
3rd prize d3 HOUSING TOMORROW, d3 publications, USA To connect suburban villa with downtown facilities
Tutor OSSA workshop, Poland Research the site to enhance abounded building
Honorable Mention ORGANIC SKYSCRAPER, SuperSkyScraper, UK To grow vibrant street of London into the sky
Participant EASA workshop, Belarus Developed new urban plan for Brest Fortress
1st prize and execution PLAYGROUND DEVICE, Magic-Nets, Poland Net & rope playground equipment
Participant OSSA workshop, Poland Created installation reflecting Oskar Hansen philosophy
Parādaiĵah Memorial invites water and plants inside the walls from ruins of devastated Aleppo Aleppo, Syria UNI, Regathering Syria, India, 2019 Collaboration: Ania Otlik 2nd prize Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation Rhino / V-Ray / Photoshop
01. Rising from the ashes Collecting rubble
02. Soil base using soil as a frame-work
03. The wall casting rubble-mixed concrete
04. Volume removing soil from insid
The word paradise comes from Proto-Iranian Parādaiĵah, meaning “walled enclosure”. Project propose to erect a wall from ruins of devastated Aleppo, to invite water and plants inside, as a metaphor of revival and realm of peace.
Structure offers place to regain both physical and mental strength to face tremendous challenge of rebuilding the city and the country from ruins. It is a place to exchange knowledge, share experiences and bring public life back to the city center.
Form inspired by symbolism and Arabic architecture, transforms traditional shape of arcades into an organic, grotto-looked structure. It also refers to historical spaces in a Arabic houses: the shaded interior with open atrium with greenery and fountain.
Meanwhile the modern reinterpretation of traditional arches stimulates activities while offering a place to play, trade and meet.
TRANS-SCRAPER To connect suburban villa with downtown facilities Abstract location d3 space, d3 HOUSING TOMORROW 2014 competition, USA, 2014 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung 3rd prize Featured on ArchDaily Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation AutoCad / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop / Illustrator
50% of world’s population lives in the urban area, the figure is expected to rise 80% by 2050. Individuals living in high-rise flats on upper floors and in multiple-occupancy units experience worse MENTAL WELLBEING. An American nonfiction author, Richard Louv, created the term “nature-deficit disorder” to describe negative consequences to individual health and the social fabric, as children move indoors and stay away from physical contact with the natural world.
In May 2013 Hawaii’s Mauna Loa observatory recorded the concentration of CARBON DIOXIDE in the atmosphere has passed the milestone level of 400 ppm and it keeps rising. Concentration of this gas in atmosphere has been changing through the ages in natural order, but has never reached a level as high as it is today. Human activities cause an increase of abandoned CO2, which is actually a resource that can be reused, to keep our environment sustainably.
“Above the Below” (2003) - David Blaine, London
Villas built on top of the shopping centre in Zhuzhou, China
According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (1943), humans have a wide variety of it. At the very basic level, we need fertile soil to plant food and shelter to sleep. But at the same time we are looking forward to spend time with other people and develop friendships in our community. Some of these needs can be fulfilled in private realm, whereas others can only happen in a community. Therefore, we are constantly looking for our own space in the midst of a community, a “VILLA IN A CITY”.
Heavy rains, volcano eruptions and earthquakes have been part of Earth’s environmental phenomena since the dawn of time. Yet the biggest ongoing disaster to this date is a man locked in a glass cage over the ground, in polluted air. And neither green roofs, nor favourable air conditions can save him. However Louv argued by tapping into the restorative powers of nature, we can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.
Proposed structure is a ground-placed settlement in the citiesâ€™ outlying areas, connected with the inner city by highspeed elevators within the shaft. Futuristic Trans-Scraper is built with Protocell, self-growing material, and mainly focuses on two elements: Transportation and Transformation. It translates the nature of the plant into the architecture language, by transport people as any plant is transferring nutrition from its roots to its bulb.
Methanol fuel (CH3OH) creates with two main components, Hydrogen (H2) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
At the same time, Trans-Scraper transforms carbon dioxide into Methanol, pretty much like the process of photosynthesis. Due to the excessive air pollution that the Earth is currently experiencing, our design imitates the natural process of recycling C02. By using state-of-the-art technology we are able to reuse Carbon Dioxide from ambient air, to stabilise the CO2 level.
Hydrogen can be relatively easy extract from ambient air, by using Solar Cell. Which contains a thin sheet of semi conductive silicon coated with different catalysts on each side that separate H2 from O2 via the presence of sun light.
CO2 is extracted from ambient air by passing a stream of polluted air through a CO2 filter device. Air Contactor with Sodium Hydroxide reacts with the CO2 in the air and then turns it into a solid state. Afterwards, it is burnt to capture the pure form of CO2.
Pure elements of CO2 and H2 then undergo a synthesis chemical reaction (CO2 + 3H2 â€ş CH3OH) via cooper-aluminium catalysis (Cu-Zn-Al2O3). The outcome is methanol and water. To extract pure methanol, the mixture has to go through a distillation process. Such gas can be stored or used to run the city, so it can be recycled again and again.
The design was a direct result from the conditions we concerned and promote to live in better quality of the physical environment and accessible dwellings. We believe exposure and access to nature can positively impact mental wellbeing and achieve real sustainability.
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G R O W I N G TO M O R R O W From inert to living matter Abstract location, ARCH20, Next 7 competition, USA, 2014 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung 1st prize Featured on Arch2O and Archinea Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation 3dsMax / SketchUP / V-Ray / Photoshop
“Why is it that we don’t seem to be able to adjust ourselves to the physical environment without destroying it?” - Alan Watts American nonfiction author Richard Louv stated that the future will belong to the nature-smart those individuals, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world. “The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need”. We should stay connected with the nature and design smarter urban environments, combine urbanisation and our pastoral past.
World urban population is expected to increase by 84 per cent by 2050. As our cities grow bigger, the URBAN SPRAWL is beginning to affect our wellbeing, life-style as well as environmental issues.
We should address the problem as Louv argues by reimagining our cities as engines of biodiversity and using urban planning to develop more walkable communities.
reached a level as high as it is today. Human activities cause an increase of abandoned CO2, which is actually a resource that can be reused, to keep our environment sustainably.
Concentration of CARBON DIOXIDE in atmosphere has been changing through the ages in natural order, but has never
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The World Health Organization defines human health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. An Ecological Economist Dr. Robert Costanza suggested a healthy ecosystem is thought of as one that is free from distress and degradation, maintains its organisation and autonomy over time and is resilient to stress.
ed cities can accommodate more occupants through carefully re-structuring of space use, and quality of city lives can be improved by encourage bio-diversity into the cities. Our proposal is to design is built dwellings from the “blank gap” in urban with Protocell, a self-growing material in a way to collaborated with biodiversity action plan and car-free movement in order to responds to climate change and urban expansion, and underpins the health, liveability and wellbeing of the city and its inhabitants. Through the above, research focuses on meeting line of inert and living matter in urban gaps.
To improve the quality of the live and well being of urban occupants in overpopulated cities does not necessary means to move people away from the cities, if space and quality of space contribute to human well beings, we should reassess and restructure our space in the cities to improve its quality, instead of creating further irreversible damage to our nature by urban sprawling. The project taken the view that overcrowd-
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New York, USA
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“wierd life” S. A. Benner
From inert to living matter
Protocell could be pre-programmed to have a large variety of forms and characteristics, depends on chemical elements interact with. Therefore we are proposing the object, erected entirely out of self-growing material.
The only way to create genuine sustainable homes and cities is by connecting them to nature, not isolate them from it, like all organisms on earth which are constantly in touch and in conversation with the nature. Scholars Rachel Armstrong and Martin Hanczyc develop a line of research that deals with what is in between the ‘living’ and the ‘non-living’, and developed a Protocell.
Such a material is also possible to pre-program to grow in constant interaction with its surroundings, until a satisfied form is achieved. It will correspond the users’ needs, and response to changes in environment. This bottom-up construction approaches for architecture, contrast the current top-down methods which impose structure upon matter.
The Protocell is a simple chemical model of a living cell, it assembles itself from chemical reaction, the cells self-reproduce on the number of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of molecules will grown into larger forms and it can be use for building structures, to complement city fabric and become link between inert and living matter.
Our proposal is responding to the increasing demand of better quality life-style in a cities, as well as dramatic climate situation.
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PROTOCELL SKYSCRAPER To grow vibrant street of London into the sky London, UK SuperSkyScraper, Organic Skyscraper, England, 2014 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Honorable Mention Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation AutoCad / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
Over the last 50 years, Britain has become wealthier, but according to National Health Service (NHS) research, happiness or mental wellbeing of British has not improved. One of the major reasons for above is unhealthy lifestyle and polluted living environment. Nowadays architecture imposes structure upon matter, while living systems are in constant conversation with the natural world, through different sets of chemical reactions called metabolism. Therefor the only way to create genuinely sustainable homes and cities is by connecting them to nature, not insulating them from it. Scholars Rachel Armstrong and Martin Hanczyc develop a line of research that deals with what is in between the alive and the not-alive, and work with a system called the Protocell.
It is a simple chemical model of a living cell. Created by self-assembly. That is to say, by mixing certain chemicals together, they will self-reproduce and associate to form larger and larger structures. On the order of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of molecules will come together to form a large structure that didnâ€™t exist before. Protocell could be pre-programmed to have a large variety of forms and characteristics, depends on chemical elements interact with. Such a material is also possible to pre-program to grow in constant interaction with its surroundings, until a satisfied form is achieved. It will correspond the usersâ€™ needs, and response to changes in environment.
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The structure erects following pre-programmed scheme, being able to adjust subsequently. Initially using abounded molecules, cumulated at the site, afterwards, metabolism material will interact with atmosphere and re-use over-concentrated chemical elements from polluted air ( e.g. CO2, SO2, H2S, H2SO3 SO2, NO2, NH3).It is expected that we pre-design only flexible framework for the structure, so it can adjust itself into the environment and founded conditions while creating the space.
1. Urban pattern
2. Shape develop
3. Environmental interaction
4. New zones
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To contrast skyscraper phenomena, our proposal introduces circulation system of ascending ramp, gently prolonging roads of Shoreditch into the sky. Variety of space and defragmentation of zones results in constant activity and circulation around the building. The structure is gradually connected to the â€œcity organismâ€?, so tenants can expand both vertical and horizontal when required. As the World Health Organization states, XXI century lifestyle factors such as poor diet and physical inactivity are known to increase the risk of chronic disease and affect mental wellbeing. Therefore, the proposal encaruge urban occupants to walk and cycle in order to keep and improve users health the well-being.
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S PA R K L I N G B A R Champagne bar by Seine River Paris, France AC - CA, River champagne bar, England, 2014 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Competition entry Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation AutoCad / 3dsMax / ParaCloud / V-Ray / Photoshop / Illustrator
The design of the PARIS CHAMPAGNE BAR is a response to the eventful and festive atmosphere along the banks of River Seine. The bar celebrates glamorise and extravagant fashion. It is designed to appears as levitating above river bank. Its attractive form aimes to display its unique character without interrupting the existing activities and pedestrian flow. Pavilion captures and absorbs the spirit of the place and its surrounds, and radiates it back with a glimpse of glamour.
Bar reflects image of sparkly champagne and diamonds. Alluring and mesmerising. Entrance hall and facilities are located in north side of the building, while south is preserve for sitting area for the stunning view over Seine River and Pont des Arts. A pneumatic system integrated with ellipsoidal structure opens part of external shell in summer transform viewing area into terrace.
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Champagne Bar is composed with two main elements. Transparent skin represents the glass, and concrete core to allude liquidâ€™s motion. External finish is three dimensions metal structure, filled with a concentrating solar system developed by The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE). The system is made up of pyramid-shaped glass receptors that move with sunlight throughout the day, magnifying the incoming light and capturing it in a small photovoltaic cell located in the centre of each pyramid. In order to subsequently change it into energy to run the building. The geometry of pyramid-shaped glass diffract the light and primary create unique sparkly atmosphere inside of the bar. In addition glass reflects sunlight to surrounding, casting diffracted light on river site, and vice-versa.
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TO A L E TA KO ŁO N AT U RY Public toilet facilities in a park Wrocław, Poland KOŁO, 17-ta edycja konkursu KOŁO na projekt łazienki, Poland, 2015 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Competition entry Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” - Frank Lloyd Wright Objects follows scale and character of the Park Zachodni, occupy mostly with a trees. It joins dialogue of space and void of nature, while creating a landmark. Massing of the building is split into smaller parts of curved shapes. Space between the objects creates zoning, that blends with the surrounding. At the same time it let visitors experience natural need of finding a secluded place. Objects gradually build up space and offer shelter, from public space of the park into
semi-public washrooms and finally private toilet space within solid cylinder. Interior follows general layout, separate toilets are scattered on a plan to preserve natural order. Toilet rooms partitioned with a concrete walls providing maximum comfort and intimacy. Its ascetic ambience contrasts with a large skylights, to bring sky and trees inside.
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FOREST Splits of solids to follow the scale of trees and shrubs. Objects are dinstanced but maintained the correlation.
Space between the objects creates zoning, that blends with the surrounding. At the same time it let visitors experience natural need of finding a secluded place. Objects gradually build up space and offer shelter, from public space of the park into semi-public washrooms and finally private toilet space within solid cylinder.
FRIENDLY Separation into menâ€™s and womenâ€™s section. (With facieleities for the disabled in both) Dedicated space for families with infants.
Interior follows general layout, separate toilets are scattered on a plan to preserve natural order. Toilet rooms partitioned with a concrete walls providing maximum comfort and intimacy. Its ascetic ambience contrasts with a large skylights, to bring sky and trees inside.
ZONE The hierarchy of privacy. park - washroom - toilet NATURAL Maintained contact with the surrounding with all senses. Natural ventilation of washrooms. ECOLOGICAL Gray water recycling. Natural lighting.
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Patchworked, tectonic wall offers contact with the surrounded nature and experiencing it with all the senses. Shifted wooden panels intrigue with their shimmering tectonics from afar and provides diffused light. While it offers pleasant privacy from a closer look. Sun penetrates toilet with a diffused side light, as well as more direct one through skylights, emphasizing main indoor spaces. At night, building is illuminated with fluorescent lamps installed in the skylight openings.
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H Y P E R B O L I C PA R A B O LO I D Net & rope playground equipment WrocĹ‚aw, Poland Magicnets, Poland, 2012 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung 1st prize & execution Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation 3dsMAX / V-Ray / Photoshop
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
â€• Albus Dumbledore via JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Kids have incredible imagination. Nature has become major inspiration for proposed playground equipment, as the youngest are always looking at the surrounding as a starting point for creation of their own fantasy world. Every hill, tree or branch in their eyes becomes something much more than that. They observe it, adopt it, and then use it. They keep seeking for new challenges and are very keen on facing them. Most of the kids has dream of being scaled up or down to explore this world from another perspective. It is mainly due to
diverse physics and shapes apply to different scales. And while it is rather hard to experience jumping on the leaves and climbing flowers in real life, we can create objects that imitate those features in an abstract way. Project simplifies intriguing shapes of leaves and flowers into synthesized object. Through engaging mathematical formulas it is constructed as three hyperbolic paraboloids, connected in the middle.
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B LO S S O M I N G O B J E C T S Public furniture to bring vitality to post-soviet City Karosta, Latvia HomeMade Dessert TM, War Port Microcetcure, Singapore, 2014 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Honorable Mention Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation Sketch / SketchUp / V-Ray / Photoshop
Proposal involves the creation of self-grown plant communities and self-support culture via the micro objects that bus stops, information signs, benches and playgrounds represent so that the urban fabric can become a place to provide motivation for the inhabitants to engage with each other and to reconnect them to the city they belong to. These objects also provide a good opportunity to promote education, business transactions and self-sufficient urban agricultural communities, to use food as a means for people to be brought closer together. The objects are placed around Karosta city in order to create an intimate atmosphere with several varieties of vegetables, plants or flowers, so that the city becomes more coloured and visitors can experience the pleasantries of the floral scents while making the whole area livelier.
The use of steel and aluminum provides the War Port with much needed shininess, with a spark of beauty. Therefore the ellipse shaped benches and roofs are made of metal as well as the thin columns, placed on the concrete slab with a freestanding glass system which favours the buildingâ€™s greenhouse functions so that the inhabitants can plant vegetables whole year round. Furthermore, the circle shaped roof windows make it able to receive natural light, while creating an adequate atmosphere for the users to perceive the seasonal and daily changes. The playgroundâ€™s steel structure upholds the netting material above the planting patch, so children can climb on it and learn to protect the nature.
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Information Post + Goods Exchange
Bus Stop + Winter Garden
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ROAD DWELLING Towards future smart-urban Abstract location Shelter Global, Density Competition, USA, 2015 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Competition entry Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation SketchUp / V-Ray / Photoshop
Based on government-reported registrations and historical vehicle-population trends, WardsAutoâ€™s research shows, global cars registrations jumped from near zero in 1908, when mass production started, to over one billion in 2010. Last 100 years has made enormous difference in the urban form of all the cities around the globe. The most rapid change happened during the mid-century urban renewal period that erased large part of urban land for new roads, highways and parking. Fine-grained networks of streets and buildings on small lots were replaced with superblocks and megastructures, which dominate our living space and at the same time create pollution and heavily affect to climate and environment.
The World Health Organization defines human health as â€œa state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmityâ€?. An Ecological Economist Dr. Robert Costanza suggested a healthy ecosystem is thought of as one that is free from distress and degradation, maintains its organisation and autonomy over time and is resilient to stress. We should stay connect with the nature and combine urbanisation to return to our pastoral past through a green city. We should address the problem by reimagining our cities as engines of biodiversity and using urban planning to develop more walkable communities.
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Hamburg City (Germany) proposed the Landscape Axes of the “GrünesNetzHamburg” (Green Network) for The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) consist of green open spaces stretch from the surrounding countryside right into the city, it will constructed over the next 15-20 years to create pedestrian and cycle paths connect city’s existing green spaces and provide car-free commuter routes for all residents.
Our proposal is to build dwellings on top of abandoned car infrastructure in urban areas. Our project will collaborate with the biodiversity action plan and car-free movement in order to respond to climate change and urban expansion. At the same time we aim to support the health, livability and wellbeing of the city and its inhabitants. In recent decades, many countries have implemented strategies to discourage car usage in city centre i.e. Congestion Charge. This reduced the needs for car parks. We are able to sustain the life of the existing car park buildings by changing its usage with ightweight modules attached to the existing fabric. Subsequently, structure will continuously spread onto the street, and constantly converting the roads into dwellings, which brings human scale back to the urban.
Urban sprawl can be fought if we spread awareness of the problem, work to change our attitudes and living style to think globally, act locally. Being able to traverse a major city surrounded entirely by bikes, pedestrians, and green spaces is a way to achieve this goal. In 2012, Stockholm has also announced to perform Urban Mobility Strategy and Walkable City’s strategy which is to utilise city planning to reduce the need to travel.
We rearrange the function of highways and turn them into diverse spaces. We focus on pedestrianisation, introduce urban air ventilation and urban greenery to maintain air quality to serve the ever increasing density, also provides a varied urban environment where amenities can be reached on foot or by bicycle. It positively affects urban microclimates, our health, as well as brings efficiency, harmony and vitality into our lives.
To improve the quality of the live and wellbeing of urban occupants in overpopulated cities does not necessary means to move people away from the cities, if space and quality of space contribute to human well beings, we should reassess and restructure our space in the cities to improve its quality, instead of creating further irreversible damage to our nature by urban sprawling. The project taken the view that overcrowded cities can accommodate more occupants through carefully re-structuring of space use, and quality of city lives can be improved by encourage bio-diversity into the cities.
This project intends to create adequate houses, build with low environment impact, by using local materials and simple construction methods.. Above all we would like to encourage local communities to build their own houses and create a dynamic environment by themselves with the support of local authorities.
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SYNERGY DWELLING Refugee camp as a city of tomorrow Abstract location Project Earth 2, Cities of tomorrow, Netherlands, 2018 Collaboration: Anna-Maria Otlik, Karol MÄ…drecki 1st Honourable Mention Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation AutoCad / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
We live in a dynamic world. Ethnicity of our states has been changing over centuries and it will evolve furthermore. Society yet, might choose a course and manner of that process. Through the latter western culture as well as the immigrants one, shall maintains its best and gain attractive elements of the other one. In other words, we should learn from each other.
BALANCE To keep balanced proportion between social groups, the same amount of locals and refugees are invited. Everyone is welcome and everyone is equal. SYNERGY To create a town based on its social connections and bounds between people, to gain benefits and learn from each other. Through harvests trades and collaboration in building houses.
It is about the time when we should leave our comfort zones and make an effort to develop tools and methods to integrate our societies.
BASIC HELP To receive basic support at the beginning, inhabitants are asked to participate in the community growing process. That is to say, exchanges services for goods between parties involved.
Today refugees are being set in temporary settlements outside of the cities, which might last for years offering very little hope for change or chance to become a real part of a hostâ€™s country. And once arrive to cities, they tend to choose their followers as neighbours, very short-term solution, which results in expansion of ghettos and strength the divide between hosts and visitors.
WORK FOR COMMUNITY Economical model for the settlement awards cooperative initiatives, which drives its inhabitants to seek for collaboration in town building process, production and business making.
To change current situation, integrate different cultures and set the ground for a cities of tomorrow, the project proposes to redefine refugee camps into permanent settlements for both refugees and locals, following key-points:
GROWTH & PROSPERITY As time pass the community introduce its products and services into the economic market. Settlement becomes city, and its inhabitants full-fledged citizens.
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1 ITERATION - COMMUNITY Project involves “Sierpinski carpet” fractal grids as framework for urban growth. Thus one element does not fail its quality while scaling up and preserved its balanced private – public proportion. The basic house unit is the 6x6m module. Entrance to each house is located in the common central patio. Private gardens flourish outside.
2 ITERATION - BLOCK As the settlement develops, more floors is added. Central patio hosts staircase. Contiguous buildings merge into quarters with a semi-public space in the middle.
3 ITERATION - SECTOR On a large scale, semi-public spaces begins to differentiate. Thus squares, markets, parks, parking lots and boulevards starts to animate the sectors.
4 ITERATION - SETTLEMENT Urbanism of the city adopts its own principals and new buildings are being introduced into the morphology. Low-cost technology of construction is no longer needed, since it fulfilled its role.
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1 EMBRYO Newly arrived inhabitants are offered basic shelter. As family grows and financial situation develops, shelter could be replaced by low-tech house and further extended to contiguous land.
2 DEVELOPMENT Simultaneously with urban sprawl, another floor or two is being added. Each family according to their situation can choose to develop upwards or horizontally.
Communityâ€™s module could be easily rearranged thanks to skeleton frame structure and well placed ducts. As settlements status develops, some of smaller apartments might serve as a starting package for newly arrived.
Certain ground floor apartments might develop over time into services, such as canteens or workshops. It is allow to spread outside the module structure, thus it transforms urban morphology.
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OPERA LAB Temporary pavilion for the Grand Theatre in Warsaw Warsaw, Poland Teatr Wielki w Warszawie & BMW, OperaLab competition, Poland, 2012 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Competition entry Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Model making / Presentation Physical model / AutoCad / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
After Warsaw was destroyed in the second world war, the nation mobilised to rebuild the city with the rubble of its own destruction. Opera Lab Pavilion is to represent character of Warsaw, its destruction, resilience and rebuilding process. It is delivered through architectural theory relationship between three dimensional volume spaces from zero dimensional (point) to one dimensional (line) and to two dimensional (surface).
Concept manifests the reunion of the broken pieces which has been destructed and subsequently reconstructed. Constructed plaster-model has been deconstructed into pieces. Reconstruction starts with defining the broken pieces of plaster-work as points which allows connecting them with lines. Lines creates surface, which is folded to transform it into the roof structure. The broken pieces define volumes to support the roof.
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The pavilion is to be constructed with recycled timber, while structure expresses the dynamic geometry. And the lightweight aluminium roof is to reflect the sky colours at the day time during the season changing. Pavilion becomes a contemporary stage, connecting the space inside and outdoor. It expresses and enhances relation between the Warsaw City and its community. Pavilionâ€™s form and features engage interaction within the community and strengthens Warsawâ€™s identity. Therefore it is assumed Opera Lab pavilion will be relocated around the city for variety of events, and while season changing.
step 5 - reconstruction
step 1 - matter
step 6 - transition step 2 - motion
step 3 - impact
step 7 - transformation
step 8 - modeling
step 4 - deconstruciton
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Q U O VA D I S Bonfire mega structure on remoted island, to question globalism Papa Westray, Scotland, UK Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, Bonfire competition, England, 2012 Collaboration: YuenFung Cheung Further nomination and the best video selection Exhibited in Orkney (UK), New York (USA), Hong Kong (HK) and Berlin (D) Research / Concept design / Model making / Presentation Physical model / AutoCad / Photoshop / MovieMaker
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Fire is a part of human life from a very beginning of civilization. Open fire becomes as a meeting place, and fire itself by giving warm and protection; it is symbol of occupation sorted space. In the same time fire is related to the both - physical and spiritual exoneration. For centuries, people used to burn fruitless things and bad thoughts in Bonfire. Transforming them into the ashes and smoke, and let them go away in to the space. In XIX century we are detached from the nature. We are put into the capitalism world, where money and power are more important than human’s life. There is many entertainments giving us joy, unfortunately we still feel very sad inside our heart.
Bonfire competition, on Papa Westray Island is a great place to ask the question: “Quo vadis?” (Whither goest thou?), to the whole world. The island seems to be one of very few places in Europe where local have not been displaced yet by globalization. There is no need for modern design from “outside world”. Therefor project propose absurd “fashionable” skyscraper, as manifesto of meaninglessness and thoughtlessness modern versions of architecture. And Bonfire event is a great an opportunity to restore our attachment with nature, and choose right way for contemporary architecture, by seting up useless one on fire.
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“Their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work” 1 Corinthians 3:13
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ROOMS OF AMBIENCE Complementing the space of Favignana Fortress Favignana (Sicily), Italy Young Architects Competitions, Art Prison, Italy, 2018 Collaboration: Anna-Maria Otlik, Karol MÄ…drecki Competition entry Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation AutoCad / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
Each space is unique. Materials, volumes, scale, sounds, lights, etc. define its ambience. Through systematic reflection the visitor seeks to determine the essential properties and structures of the space. It evokes phenomenological thought on how it might be used. The concept aims to expand the existing fortress with new volumes that offer a variety of spaces and atmospheres, without setting their function in stone. It encourages visitors and artists to seek affordances of the built space and the events that it might hosts. Furthermore it offers an experience to create and contemplate art in various rooms, both in the fortress and extensions, with a different relation to nature, light, views and senses.
To inspire visitors with the beauty of Favignana nature, the crystal waters of Mediterranean Sea and the history of the Island, the project proposes to frame and highlight specific aspects of each location and sensorial qualities emitted by the space. Each place creates mystic architecture able to whisper to the hearts of visitors, and bring different emotions to stir artistâ€™s creativity. The idea is to create spaces but not functions, create the scenography but not the spectacle. It engages the users to interact with the building by reading and creating the context. And since motion and change are most inspiring, it encourages visitors to choose not between functions, but rather between different atmospheres during their stay, and adore the path in between.
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The fortress offers a variety of atmospheres within its historical layers. Narrow passages contrasts with sculptural rooms. Project introduces three types of volumes to complement existing ambience of Favignana fortress. The first room overlooked the ocean, while facing the south. Its panoramic window allows for contemplating the endless waters and cyclical journey of the sun across the sky. A spatial floor allows for big events or luxury experience of solitude while enjoying warm sun and dry air approaching from the African coast. Second room embraces the nature of the hills. Rocks complement the tectonics of the space. Beyond the hills, visitors might sense the presence of Europe and its long history, which brings another intangible experience. At the same time, gentle wind brings smell of the local vegetation from nearest mountain range, and ambient northern light creates perfect condition for atelier or mid-size events. Third room marks the west direction. Its limited floor space follows extraordinary height and depth, to exaggerate the solid-and-void experience. Dim and sombre ambience contrasts with a vast skylight to encourage moments of reflection on the dramatic clouds and stars. That bizarre space makes a perfect exhibition spot, solitude location or restaurant for two.
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M U S E O D E L L A C U LT U R A Museum of Culture in UNIESCO city of Matera Matera, Italy Instaura, “Matera, city of culture” A museum for the ancient city, Italy, 2018 Competition entry Research / Concept design / 3D modeling / Renderings / Presentation Rhino / V-Ray / AutoCad / Photoshop
Old Town of Matera is composed of variant elements, yet preserved unified look. Along with its dramatic landscape, it creates unique tectonic character and sculptural appearance. It has been an inspiration and natural drive over centuries for artists living and creating in Matera. It defines culture and ambience of the city. Therefore Museum of Culture invites those elements such as blocks, cubes, stairs, windows, arches as well as its materials to create a new space, that represents the spirit of the city and complements is narrative. Project aims to engage surrounding landscape and architectural context to become part of the design, by redefining its elements. The latter comes together in a composition of voids and solids to create new volumes and framework for events.
Museum acts as a catalyser to empower public space, not only to display the artworks, but instead, to exhibit the process and people involved in it. By doing so it engages visitors in an informal way, which provokes series of actions taking a place not only inside of the space, but rather outside. Therefore public space penetrates museum, while the building itself splits into two parts along the road. At the same time its tectonic massing offers corners for spontaneous meetings and events. It enhances the sense of Via d’Addonzo street as well as small alley to Convent of Saint Agostino. In a contrast to that, museum opens widely to the south with a wide stairs and its astonished view of Matera’s the Old Town.
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The stairs invites pedestrians to take a rest or coffee. CafĂŠ as a part of buildingâ€™s foyer sits in the middle of the museum to distribute people and offer spectacular views. Exhibition rooms with large windows are located on the west, busy corner of the road, to capture attention of passing pedestrians. Auditorium instead occupies the north corner, next to Convent of Saint Agostino, to offer more private quality of space, and opportunity to extend events into the cosy square between two buildings. Two laboratories for sculpture and paining, as well as its compact ateliers for artists, are placed on the other site of the road, to split the mass and offer mix-use function scheme to animate the space. Museum maintains the scale of the surrounding, yet at the same time playful composition of voids and solids, that corresponds to the existing context, invites people to circulate around and explore its corners and surprising openings. Balanced composition between solid and open is the result of studying the function of a building, view axes and surrounding context. It results in a variety of shapes, locations and sizes of the windows. Concrete and stone, forming the building, corresponds to the existing materials and techniques. Furthermore, thick wall from the south and deep inserted windows moderates the temperature and sunlight penetrating the building.
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CENTRUM BIZNESU Business Incubator Office Building Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Opole, Poland Fundacja Rozwoju Śląska, 2014 1 000 000 EUR 1 225 sqm PORT Execution, 2015
Featured on ArchDaily Best building of 2014-2016 in Opole Region (Mister Architektury Opolszczyzny 2014-2016) Developed design / Technical design / 3D modeling / Presentation / Project management / Tender documentation AutoCad / Photographs (credit: S.Zajączkowski)
Since the most valuable ideas are created not in the office desk, but far from it, project aims to create friendly space. High quality of working space is one of the good life factors. The happier at work we are, more efficient we produce. One should work with satisfaction and pleasure. Location and form of the building corresponds with the context. It opens visually to the inner, uplifted garden crowned with trees from the West and to the city center from the East. In that way sun from the south, unfavorable for the office function, was limited. While tilted shape of the windows invites more northern, diffuse light. White facade highlights the contrasts in window niches. They appear and fade out, while sun moves in the sky.
Office levels apart from regular rooms have extra functions such as meeting rooms, consulting spaces and recreation areas on the West side. They can be used for meetings, resting and short unformal meetings. Recreation functions, meeting rooms are opened to the garden and trees. Vide openings in the office rooms let the light, air in and enlarge optically the space. Building was functionally divided into two – formal with working places and less formal for creative events. First one is to focus, while second to relax and regain the strength. Less formal areas are located by the garden for optimize working time and raise effectiveness.
Location of the hall allows using the topography for an easy and comfortable entrance. Open space above the hall, reaching 3 stories of height connects different functions on each level. Hang above the ground level combination of void and solid creates an atmosphere of the entrance, introduce light, air and build the rank of the place.
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Landscape is elevated to the first floor to complement the foyer of the conference part. Through the latter it separates the garden from the busy street nearby. It is shaped in a similar way as interior. One can find there kinds of space to inspire, formal one, wild and for recreation. There are trees, fruit bushes and long grass. It is to bring more natural environment into the building and create user-friendly atmosphere.
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P O L S KO - N O R W E S K I E C E N T R U M K U LT U RY Polish - Norwegian Culture and Innovation Center as part of refurbishment plan Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Wrocław, Poland Instytut Kultury we Wrocławiu, 2013 1 500 000 EUR 1 200 sqm PORT, Maciej Nisztuk, ST.RES Concept
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Project proposes concept for Polish - Norwegian Culture and Innovation Center in refurbished building, outskirts of Wrocław City in Poland. Building represents sustainable approach to the design and lifestyle maintained by the institution. Therefore it plans to refurbish abandoned industrial building, using mostly recycled and recyclable materials. At the same time, as an innovation center,
it introduces series of state of art technology to offer zero-energy building, and raise the awareness. Program contains several exhibition and conference rooms, along with a concert hall. It is to develop Polish-Norwegian partnership in art and design.
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NOWY DOM OPOLSKI Re-thinking housing typology of Opole region Location: Opole, Poland Investor: GÓRAŻDŻE Heidelberg Cement Group, 2013 Budget: 400 000 EUR Area: 248 sqm Firm: PORT (physical model by: Jarosław Serwadczak) Stage: Executive documentation Concept design / Developed design / Technical design / 3D modeling / Presentation / Technical drawings Physical model / AutoCad / ArchiCAD / SketchUP / V-Ray / Photoshop
The house refers to traditional layout and elements of the building in the Opole (Poland) region. It translates these elements into modern vocabulary so it helps build and strength family’s relationships and identity, and at the same time offers wellbeing. The traditional house of Opole region is type of longitudinal and minimal in form barn. The new proposal builds on that, to expose the purity of its form. The simple layout optimizes the outer surface, while thoughtfully located glazing ensures long-lasting sustainability and energy-saving. Typical family in Opole region aims to be multigenerational, as being with each other, strengthen the relationships.
The front part of the house features a home office or studio. Kitchen occupies middle part of the house, offering possibility to open to the dining and living room. The attic of the front part houses two bedrooms. However, it might be expanded towards double-height living room. The back of the building is call wycug, and it serves as a separate part for the elderlies. It opens towards the garden and is easily accessible for disabled people and well connected to the rest of the house, to facilitate care for elderlies.
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“Wycug” elderlies part
young generation part second floor acces
Above wycug, project features space for the youngest generation, which is already seeking for independence, but remains in the family home. The space is an independent studio with a separate entrance, and it might serves as well as a guest room. All parts of the house are thought as a separate construction stages and merge through a winter garden, which becomes a meeting space, in summer extended to the terrace.
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F R A N C I S C A N M O N A S T E RY Refurbishment and extension of monastery Location: Dobrzeń Wielki, Poland Investor: Zakon Sióstr Franciszkanek, 2017 Budget: 2 000 000 EUR Area: 1 800 sqm Firm: PORT Stage: Execution, 2018 Featured on ArchDaily Concept design / Developed design / Technical design / 3D modeling / Presentation / Technical drawings / Project management AutoCad / SketchUp / Photographs (credit: S.Zajączkowski)
“To me, it is where the earth meets the heaven” - Nun, resident of the monastery Project reflects the belief, that architecture while responding to all pragmatic needs affects our mental well-being and spirituality. Well-balanced space might benefits to introspection, contemplation and strengthens spiritual and emotional life.
More and more often, in order to find meaning and our own way, we deliberately decide to simplify our lives. We often seek for asylum in the mountains or the seas, to find calm and peace. Following the famous “less is more” sentence by Mies van der Rohe, this movement can be largely supported and enhanced by the space which surrounds us. It provides a background, peaceful frame to contemplate nature and light.
Despite the prosperity, many people struggle nowadays with the lack of time, fatigue, overwhelmment and the complexity of the modern world. Lack of relationships, visual noise and constant rush, distract our attention from what is really important.
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Less elements and colours allow one to focus. One can concentrate on his own thoughts, prayer, contemplation, and contemplate surrounding landscape or changing seasons. Architecture sets a background for light, which in Christianity symbolizes life, God and goodness.
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The building is filled with light. It is an instrument, where light plays its symphony, following space according to the seasons and the cycle of the day. The cross casts a wandering light into the entrance lobby. While the chapelâ€™s window and the skylights are constantly changing roomâ€™s ambience.
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Natural materials used in the project, such as stone, stainless steel, glass, wood, white plaster and concrete, all offers a specific texture and absorbs light differently. They can be seen as everlasting, as while aging, they gain nobility.
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OMNIA Restaurant refurbishment and extension Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Sidon, Lebanon, Zawat Restaurant, 2017 300 000 EUR 470 sqm Olassan design studio Tender documentation
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Existing restaurant operates in historic building right a front of the Sidon Castle. It marks the entrance to the oldest Phoenician city, which still continues its development to this day. Beneath street level, one can find layers of settlement’s history, dating back to Acheulean’s period. Its tectonism, overlapping and constant motion might refer to varied cultures, languages and religions, occupying the site over the years as well as today. Restaurant located in old soap factory featuring regional historic architecture has unique ambience of the space. Arches define
character of the building as well as its surrounding. New project aims to redefine historic arches in a modern way, so it continues the story of the site while adding new chapter. Restaurant name – Omnia, refers in Arabic to the dream world or heavens. It supposed to be the place where one can disconnect from busy everyday life and enjoy unique atmosphere with relax and calm. Being in clouds, along with foam and soap bubbles as a three-dimensional representation of historic arches funded main inspiration for a new extension.
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New extension arrives from simple box interlocking existing building, with one corner lifted up to articulate the entrance. It features three dimensional ceiling to re-define historical arches, and create cozy atmosphere of being in clouds.
Delicate and translucent foam of intersecting bubbles states inspiration for interior atmosphere. Its casted shape on the ceiling defines ambience and tectonic of the interior. The roof supported by thin columns offers magical and surreal feelings.
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To complement minimalistic architecture, the interior is filled with different colours and textures, where colourful ceramic tiles on the floor take a lead. While wooden furnitures along with greenery complete the whole. Project aims to create variety of luxury experiences the way we eat
and spend our time together. Eclectic composition of different armchairs, swings and rocking chairs brings vibration and joy into the dining space. While be-spoke tables and sofas fill the existing part for best customerâ€™s comfort. It is thought to be filled with greenery, light and fragrant smoke.
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X X I C E N T U RY C H U R C H Landscape as architecture Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Opole, Poland Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław, 2016 995 sqm PORT Competition entry
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Nature and landscape serve people regardless religion and nationality. Thanks to the advanced technology, the latest architecture might be close to primordial architecture, created only through distances and relationships that were part of nature. Architecture might become a landscape, and landscape - architecture. Concept proposes the church to become part of the landscape and public space of the housing estate. The morphic form of white concrete is the result of landscape analysis as well as ergonomics. Meeting point of two significant axis of the estate marks the tower, 35 m high free-standing chapel constructed with glass prefabricated elements. The outer square shape refers to the urban context, while the material brings light and elite character. Due to the irregular morphic shape of the interior, it
achieves the effect of different translucency of the walls depending on their thickness. The church features two shells. The interior of the church has always been a zone for sacrum, a substitute of paradise and a place of God’s presence in contrast to its façade, which symbolize of the secular world. The project assumes that the outer shell of the church is at the same time the boundary of the sacred and profane. The outer one determines the sacrum zone along with entrance, circulation, sacristy and confessionals. The inner shell offers the place of worship and contemplation, equipped with only elements necessary for this purpose. The atmosphere of this space induces introspection, the space for believers becomes a symbol of a man who is similarly empty, but can be filled with God’s light.
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HELSINKI GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM To create open-form structure, to adjust to users’ needs and environment Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Helsinki, Finland Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Finland, 2014 100 000 000 EUR 22 500 sqm PORT, Maciej Nisztuk, YuenFung Cheung Competition entry
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Guggenheim Helsinki Museum is a symbolic gateway to the city from the sea, in order to connect the city center with the harbor. The size of the building stands out alongside the seafront. Thanks to accumulation of the museum program in a high-rise form, the panorama along the quayside is not obscured by any vast horizontal barrier. The Museum sits in the center of the site, 50 meters height of the wooden structure building, to meet termination of the city’s views corridors. Its corners are delicate and light-weight appearance, in order to blend into the surrounding landscape, while the heart of the structure becomes easily visible landmark. At the same time museum mass divides the site for two public realms which runs north and south. The northern square is heading to the main entrance of the building, and the southern square use for informal activities.
Foyer is articulated with the public realm, continuation of using same materials, function and tectonic which allows the visitors to enjoy the area as public space during cold and snowy weathers. Visitors can flow into two main function spaces to 5 levels exhibition areas and conference room with restaurant on the toppest floor by separated vertical circulation, entrance / foyer on lower ground level and foyer on ground level respectively. Offices, storage and security checked locate at lower level as well. Distribution of the museum’s functions in three-dimensional structures, prevent over heating in summer and absorb more solar energy in winter time. Open spaces within timber frame work, can be used for natural ventilation, as well as exhibition’s extensions and public spaces.
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As Helsinki Guggenheim Museum is partly dedicated to architecture, our intention is to create a building which allows visitors perceive and conceive the idea from the combination of wooden structure technique and the space use, the building speak for itself and telling a story of Finns in culture and craftsmanship. Scaffolding-like structure and formworks are left to be part of the building, so visitors can read the building and its construction, piece by piece. Formworks after casting the concrete become the wall finishing while scaffolding takes a part in exhibition display. At the same time visitors have a unique chance to perceive the city and landscape through three-dimensional timber structure, and experiencing the sun, wind or rain in a very different way. Entire building is under constant evolution. Semi-transparent appearance of the structure follows the seasons of the year. It interacts with people, fauna and ambience.
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R E A L E S TAT E H E A D Q U A RT E R S Office building to transform mineral’s tectonics into architecture Location: Sidon, Lebanon Investor: Najd Madi Real Estate, 2016 Budget: 3 500 000 EUR Area: 550 sqm Firm: Olassan design studio Stage: Execution, 2018 Concept design / Developed design / 3D modeling / Presentation AutoCad / 3dsMax / SketchUp / V-ray / Photoshop
Complex program, small building’s plot, and client’s desire for outstanding building, results in dynamic monolithic form, refers to minerals and tectonic of Lebanese hills. Project preserves simplicity of materials and details, while expressing its preciousness through carefully crafted massing and effective windows. It is to attract clients and create “landmark of the street”, that serves as orientation point in a city, that has no street’s address.
Openings are precisely thought to frame the picturesque views of the valley and the ocean, and at the same time to let in sun during morning or evening hours, but ensure shading at noon. Besides few office rooms for about ten employees and its common zone, program includes reception and meeting rooms. Two of which are meant for individual clients, interested in buying a property. While one conference space with an independent entrance offers asylum for foreign sellers.
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KO B I E R Z YC K I O Ĺš R O D E K K U LT U RY Translucent community center to revel in nature Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Kobierzyce (WrocĹ‚aw), Poland Gmina Kobierzyce, 2018 5 000 000 EUR 2 100 sqm PORT Tender documentation
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Community centre lies on a plot between small lake and woods. That inspires to open its walls and through the latter let visitors to revel in nature. Translucent and boundless building provides a kind of shelter and meeting place, while offering 360 degree panoramic view through vast glazing. Minimalistic design on one hand stands out from nature, but at the same time its simplicity and utilitarianism resembles nature
and its features. Layout of the functions in the building follows the path from public to private. Ground floor invites visitors to the cafe and dedicated concert hall, first floor features open library, while upper floors hosts cozy workshops for smaller groups. Each floor and room has its own atmosphere and ambience, while keeping connection with a water and greenery outside.
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K U LT U R H U S S K E L L E F T E A Cultural center with hotel’s facilities Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Skelleftea, Sweden Skellefteå Kommun, Sweden, 2016 58 000 000 EUR 25 300 sqm Horn Architekci, Pracownia Architektury Głowacki, OTO Architekci Competition entry
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Cultural center with hotel facilities follows guidelines for sustainable planning for Skellefteå. It considers major city’s road, along with pedestrians’ and cycle’s paths. Together with planed new transport hub, proposed building will be an integral part of city development. The main idea of the project is to preserve the openness of the Perseus Square and assign to it a new role as it becomes major part of the spatial and functional arrangement of the building. Thus different usage scenarios could be hosted, such as some several small events simultaneously, large one
to absorb the entire space. By building a modern and dynamic place, we allow to preserve the traditional character of the typical square, which is a meeting and living space. The building is a new quality, enriching the square with a new dimension of major cultural and business events on a regional scale, attracting visitors and new residents. It engages ecological sustainability at the level of a particular object in the detailed decisions that add to the extent of the city and the region.
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Wood becomes the main finishing material proposed for the entire building. It adds exceptional character to the building, as being part of the facade and finishing materials such as rails, balconies and communication gangways. It is also expected to use timber as a main construction material to support the building. Representative character of the building as a landmark of the city, whose economy is based on timberâ€™s production, derives from the design of the facade for an active energy building component with superimposed wood paneling works. Wooden facade is serves as regulation for daylight to balance the energy. Its poetic message is based on association with natural patterns found in nature: grass on the meadows or the structure of trees. It refers to the surrounding of the city, its hills and forests. Since forest is lined to the place of relaxation and seclusion from everyday life, the design of the building creates positive associations and encourages participation to take part in cultural life, which is to become the new brand for the city. The design is to create a framework for the development of cultural life and attract people to art.
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OSSOLINEUM History Museum extension Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Wrocław, Poland Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Poland, 2018 15 000 000 EUR 10 000 sqm MENTHOL architects Competition entry
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The project responds to the modern trend of open museums. Museums, galleries and art centres shall be redefined to attract visitor to enter. Therefore project introduces gallery open into the street to encourage pedestrians to visit. Entrance hall, located below the street level, plays the role of a public square while connecting the main functions of the object and creating a link between epochs - past and present. It is a meeting “forum” for existing building as well as new project.
The form of the building refers to a “jewellery box” lifted above a public square to protect precious treasures. Raised, as ark, ensures the security of the stored collections and at the same time frees the ground floor. The flexibility of the exhibitions space, from high level of security to the entirely open, offers changeability of the ground floor and thus its attractiveness. It becomes accelerator for events happening in a public and semi-public space around.
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Museum frees the ground floor, offering visual connection and creates a public plaza inside the building by prolonging the pedestrian route. Location of buildingâ€™s facilities allows it to open towards three pedestrianâ€™s road around. Entrance hall acts as connector between the functions of the new and existing building, which lacks of a representative, clearly defined space of a large foyer to represent the rank of its institution. By lowering the level of the lobby, project offers two-level space for excellent exposure of large sculptures and paintings, while auditorium easily serves to both buildings. It is connected with the public square by gentle and wide stairs with seats and couches that express its character. And insight from the upper street level creates dramatic experience and increases importance of the space. The green space on the roof refers to the interior courtyards on the neighbouring plots. Green terrace is proposed as a place for meeting, work and rest.
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A R K A D A B U S I N E S S PA R K BREEAM “Very Good” certificate winning office building Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland Investor: Arkada Holding, 2014 Budget: 18 500 000 EUR Area: 23 800 sqm Firm: MODULOR sp. z. o. o. Stage: Execution, 2017 3D modeling / Presentation AutoCad / SketchUp / V-Ray / Photoshop
Office building comprises two ten-storey building towers, each about 10 000 sqm and common two-storey underground car park.
solutions and technologies used in the project, such as good acoustic insulation, easy access to natural light and efficient air-conditioning system, offers excellent working comfort.
Its location, near the city centre and in the immediate vicinity of Brda River, acts as link between urban and nature. That is transformed into architecture of the building. Office is equipped with technology to offer high standard of working space as well as human-oriented and create eco-friendly structure. Architectural
Building affirms its character through “Very Good” certificate by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
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B U DY N E K U S ŁU G O W Y P R Z Y Ś W I D N I C K I E J Refurbishment and extension of the office and commercial building Location: Wrocław, Poland Investor: ALVI CORP, 2015 Budget: 5 000 000 EUR Area: 6 150 sqm Firm: MODULOR sp. z. o. o. Stage: Tender documentation Developed design / Technical design / 3D modeling / Presentation / Technical drawings / Project management AutoCad / SketchUp / V-Ray / Photoshop
Project refurbishes two existing historical buildings in the city centre of Wrocław and inserts a new part in-between.
master plan guidelines, while introducing modern rhythm of facade and contemporary details.
Historic buildings are preserved and well-restored from the outside, while interior undergoes major refurbishment for openspace offices and retails. It was crucial for a project to find balance between legitimate existing structure and clear floor plan. New part follows massing of the existing block, accordingly to
Due to complex existing structure as well as demanding program, project faces several difficulties. Mostly related to building’s fire safety regulations. At the same time it requires several façade concepts to be presented at the council to gain the planning permission.
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C E N T R U M I N I C J AT Y W I A K T Y W N O Ś C I M I E S Z K A Ń C Ó W Community center within a garden Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Połaniec, Poland Miasto Połaniec, Poland, 2018 441 000 EUR 675 sqm MENTHOL architects Competition entry
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The meeting place for inhabitants is a multifunctional and flexible space, set as a background for events initiated by and for residents. Following Oscar Hansen’s philosophy of Open Form, proposed building is always ready to be found in new circumstances. The visitor, who acts as both viewer and an actor, is invited to an individual interpretation and obliged to build a context. To co-create, modify, transform and use the object and the space in different situations. Through such an interpreted manifestation of egalitarianism, the building has the chance to continue to thrive with life, not lose its relevance and thus waste no resources.
Widespread functions allows building to blend into the surroundings, while square and garden penetrate interior of the building. Large glazing emphasizes the openness and invites to familiarization with their activities. The multifunctional hall located right next to the sidewalk allows pedestrians to view events and engage in the activity. Workshops open to the square invite to watch others during their creative work, which stimulates the imagination and teaches. A spacious entrance lobby continues through the whole building, while creating intimate spaces, and offering informal opportunities to meet friends and new people.
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Meeting rooms offer a variety of space and atmosphere. Visitors have a opportunity to choose between larger and more intimate spaces, offering a variety of interior design influencing a more relaxed or formal atmosphere. Those rooms can be opened, closed and rearranged by the residents. Common to all the halls are large openings to a cosy square and garden, as the meetings with friends are more abundant in results with more beautiful views.
Intimate garden invites to spend lazy time. It also offers residents the opportunity to cooperate, for example, in the cultivation of vegetables, fruits or herbs. Those harvests could be later eaten during meetings, or sold to support the centreâ€™s budget. Garden filled with the scent of cut grass and birds singing, penetrates the hall of the building, which becomes a place for free exchange of opinions, ideas and interesting discussions. It is because only in the midst of greenery, between trees, smelling the flowers and hearing the rustling leaves, our heart and mind could think of beautiful things. | 139 |
P O D W Ó R KO Kindergarten and nursery with a courtyard as a heart Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Jemielnica (Opole), Poland Gmina Jemielnica, Poland, 2018 1 300 000 EUR 1 540 sqm PORT Competition entry
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existing, traditional buildings
creation of a yard
merging the form
simple form, gable roof, rhythm, diversity
security, intimacy, contact with nature
functionality, fun, softness
The space of our childhood, our home, garden, neighborhood and kindergarten has a great impact on us. It shapes us, it defines who we are. It offers conditions for development, discovering the world, as well as help us to shape self-esteem and independence. Peter Zumthor in his book “Architecture thinking” recalls the weight of the door, his grandmother’s garden, architecture and nature around him. We experience it with all our senses, to discover again and again. Architecture and garden in our childhood are the whole new world to us, full of magic and unknown.
Kindergarten project proposes inner courtyard that becomes a space for summer meals, playing with water and sand. Kids can run around and develop their physical fitness. Its upper level has a slide and a trampoline, as well as observation points and places to hide. Building is surrounded by mysterious garden where the meadow becomes wild savanna and the cat could be a tiger. Major inspiration for the massing was local typology - a house with a gable roof. At the same time, the project aims to create variety of backyard and garden spaces that offers opportunities for various activities.The above, interacts the interior with the outside and engages education and recreation through converse with nature.
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Individual blocks has carries a specific function. Kindergarten has south and east exposure. Kitchen and the entrance zone along with administration are located by the main road. Nursery block completes the whole, whose playroom was lit from the east, and the sleeping room from the south and north, where an autonomous garden has been placed. Those blocks has been united by the multifunctional space that at the same time plays the role of communication. While its roof acts as a shared terrace and continue into the yard.
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S A C R U M - P R O FA N U M To investigate definition of the space Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Wrocław, Poland Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław, 2016 400 sqm PORT Competition entry
Research / Presentation AutoCad / Illustrator / Photoshop
John 1:14 (...) I was loved, understood, praised, and hung from a cross. I drank my cup to the dregs. My eyes saw what they had never seen – night and its many stars. I knew things smooth and gritty, uneven and rough, the taste of honey and apple, water in the throat of thirst, the weight of metal in the hand, the human voice, the sound of footsteps on the grass, the smell of rain in Galilee, the cry of birds on high. I knew bitterness as well. (...) Tomorrow I shall be a great tree in Asia, or a tiger among tigers preaching my law to the tigers’ woods. Sometimes homesick, I think back on the smell of that carpenter’s shop. (...)
Faith transforms ordinary gestures into miracles. Placing the hands, eating a bread or the pouring water is taken as a God’s presence. The church is the people, and bonds between them, as well as between them and God. Jesus did not build any building or even a small chapel. Perhaps the Church of the future, might follow the call of Jesus to the young man (M 10: 21), and it will not possess any property or buildings, as they are not the essence of Christianity. Once upon a time there were no churches, and it might happen again. The line defining the sacred space (blessed) among the profanum zone outside of it. It offers a choice, and encourage to answer a qestion of God’s presence on earth.
Jorge Luis Borges In Praise of Darkness
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AT T I C F O R A N A RT I S T Abandoned attic refurbishment for a studio Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Wrocław, Poland Katarzyna Puchała, 2018 11 500 EUR 60 sqm cheung+nitribitt Execution, 2018
Concept design / Developed design / Technical design / 3D modeling / Presentation / Tender documentation SketchUp / Photoshop / AutoCad
Attic refurbishment in Wrocław answers to difficult house market situation, as a refurbishment of an abandoned space. It transforms sky parlor into compact dwelling for a young artist. Project focuses on introducing variety of space and ambience, to inspire and stimulate. Cooking and dining space opens to the small balcony to enjoy the view and cigarette. Flexible working and living space offers dynamic composition with exposed building’s elements. Separated bedroom preserves cosy and quite atmosphere to relax from “visual noise”. During winters
informal mezzanine floor invites to settle down with a book and coffee, while in summer it opens to the upper terrace with an inflatable pool. Simplicity emerges through entire project, yet it underlines structure and layers of the building. While existing walls are kept white, the new add elements stand out with a black metal. High-contrast monochromic design is soften through exposing the existing rafter. Aged wooden elements penetrate the project, sometimes in unexpected way, to merge the new and the old.
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M A R WA N â€™ S H O U S E Study on Middle East residential tectonic Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Sidon, Lebanon, private, 2017 200 000 EUR 245 sqm Olassan design studio Concept
Concept design / Developed design / 3D modeling / Presentation Rhinoceros / AutoCad / V-Ray / Photoshop
Lebanese, family-orientated conservative culture defines layout of the house. Representative salon and maidâ€™s block shall not intersect with private zone. Adding to it ownerâ€™s breeding of dogs and birds, residential project results in very complex program. Longitudinal plot defines linear layout and zoning. Shifts of the blocks defines garden and offers decent privacy from service zone, while providing vast view towards the valley. Existing
landscape differentiates the garden from the local road a front. The separation is strengthened through landscape design and greenery. Private part of the house is shaped around central, linear circulation that features dynamic void to connect different levels of the house. It opens to the garden and panoramic views.
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LEVEL 02 12. CIRCULATION 13. MASTER BEDROOM 14. MASTER BATHROOM 15. BEDROOM 16. BATHROOM 17. BEDROOM
15.3 sqm 25.6 sqm 10.5 sqm 21.8 sqm 13.0 sqm 21.8 sqm
LEVEL 01 1. BASEMENT ENTRANCE 1.3 sqm 2. MAIN ENTRANCE 3.6 sqm 3. SALON 24.9 sqm 4. DINING ROOM 17.0 sqm 5. GUEST’S TOILET 3.1 sqm 6. MAID’S TOILET 4.2 sqm 7. MAID’S ROOM 3.8 sqm 8. KITCHEN 15.9 sqm 9. CIRCULATION 13.8 sqm 10. LIVING ROOM 26.6 sqm 11. HOME OFFICE 21.0 sqm
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B U DY N E K W I E LO R O D Z I N N Y N A PA L I S A D O W E J Multi-familly housing Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
Wałbrzych, Poland Spółdzielnia Budowy Domów Jednorodzinnych, 2018 3 050 000 EUR 3 000 sqm Usługi Projektowe w Budownictwie Knapczyk Edward Execution, 2018
Technical drawings AutoCad
Nine-storey apartment block with underground parking in Wałbrzych, express minimalistic design, through restrained form, yet paying high attentions to details. Building features concrete structure, partly monolithic and partly prefabricated, while partition and external walls are mostly build by concrete blocks. Its two staircases and various sizes of
apartments provides each accommodation with a spacious balcony and solid balustrade for its maximum comfort and privacy. Project proposes monochromatic design through two complementary façade’s finish, dark grey HPL panels and white plaster walls. High-quality details represent projects approach to ensure best living space and resident’s well-being
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SCHOOL EXTENSION Extension of the primary school No. 21 at 127 Osobowicka street Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
WrocĹ‚aw, Poland City of WrocĹ‚aw, 2019 4 100 000 EUR 3 220 sqm Arch_it & Menthol architects Tender documentation
Concept design / Developed design / Technical design / 3D modeling / Presentation / Tender documentation AutoCad / SketchUp / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
Project responds to dynamic demographic growth in Poland, through extension of existing school and kindergarten. It offers nine additional classrooms along with all facilities and full-size gymnastic hall arrayed around internal atrium to improve comfort and wellbeing of students. Six rooms for pupils,
located at the ground floor offers wide-panoramic views and easy access to the garden outside. Low-cost and sustainable design focuses on delivering best quality space while using long-lasting materials.
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P O S T- I N D U S T R I A L O F F I C E Office building as a part of Harbour revitalization plan Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
WrocĹ‚aw, Poland Vantage Developer, 2019 9 000 000 EUR 10 000 sqm PORT Concept
2nd prize Concept design / 3D modeling AutoCad / SketchUp / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
The concept assumes creating an economically and ecologically sustainable building that uses the potential of the plot and offers flexibility, facing dynamically changes in office sector. Changing nature of work, social structures, as well as alternative goals and priorities among young people, results in flexibility of modern office buildings. To attract new employees, offic-
es must offer ecological, comfortable and adjustable space in which variety of activities and work intersects with each other. The location of the shaft allows for flexible arrange of the interior and optimize sun exposure. The structural openings in the ceiling allow for the higher spaces and inter-story connection, while faĂ§ade module offers optimized division into smaller offices.
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BLACK GEM 3-stars hotel as a landmark for post-industrial estate Location: Investor: Budget: Area: Firm: Stage:
WrocĹ‚aw, Poland Vantage Developer, 2019 5 000 000 EUR 5 600 sqm PORT Concept
2nd prize Concept design / 3D modeling AutoCad / SketchUp / / V-Ray / Photoshop
As the master plan states, hotel takes on irregular shape, to clearly stands out as a unique landmark. The shape has been developed and optimized to meet 3-stars hotel solutions. Based on context and urban analysis, building turns its sides to optimize views. The longest facade with the hotel windows opens to greenery and the river. The second-long facade frames estateâ€™s main passage. And two shorter elevations offset from the highway.
With a simple and economical solutions to alter the mass and materials, it creates high-end space and a sense of luxury. Rooms with refined details, quality daylight and wide views build a sense of comfort and uniqueness. Common spaces such as hall and gym with a terrace, open to the river to offer relax and calmness for a body and mind.
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[ R E ] C O N N E C T I N G B O U N D A RY Marketplace at Polish-German border Zgorzelec, Poland / Görlitz, Germany Master thesis, 2012 University of Lincoln (UK), Prof. T. Elvin Physical model / Freehand sketch / Illustrator / AutoCad / SketchUp / 3dsMax / V-Ray / Photoshop
boundary /ˈbaʊnd(ə)ri/ (noun) a line which marks the limits of an area; a dividing line Oxford English Dictionary Project is driven by phenomenon of political boundaries, also known as countries’ borders. As an abstract line drawn on the map as a result of boundary delimitation process, it imposes false division on a ground to mark countries’ territory and resources.
After the war and establishment of a new Polish - German border on the Neisse River, the city has been divided. The German population has been expelled, and replaced by Poles as part of the expulsions from the Kresy macroregion.
While most borders divides populations, some accelerates interactions. Hadrian’s Wall was a Roman defensive fortification in the Northern England. Lately archaeologists discover the border actually boosted economy for ancient Britons. The 73-mile long wall, built in AD 122 to defend the Roman Empire from hostile Celtic tribes, created a thriving economy to serve the occupying army, according to aerial surveys. Farmers, traders, craftsmen, labourers and prostitutes seized the occasion to make money from the presence of hundreds of Roman troops. Cities located in the immediate vicinity of the borders are exposed to its influence. With close proximities to a different country, diverse cultural traditions can have certain influence to the place. Border towns can have highly cosmopolitan communities, a feature they share with port cities, as traveling and trading often go through the town. Project investigates Zgorzelec (Görlitz) as en example of border town. The town originally developed on the west shore of the river, within time expanded to the other side.
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Map from 1944, Joseph Stalin Draft of Polish-German post-war border with several changes
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After reconcile Polish-German relations, trade between the two countries starts to develop, making Zgorzelec significant spot. When Poland joined Schengen Zone in 2007 it boosted economy once again, as well as offered freedom of movement, which greatly affects both sites of the cities. Currently Zgorzelec (PL) and Gรถrlitz (D) have several shopping malls, markets and other trading places, which offer wide range of products.
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Zgorzelec and Gรถrlitz need connection of two parts in the ideological, abstract and physical aspects. German visits Zgorzelec to purchase alcohol and cigarettes, gwhile Poles cross the river for domestic detergents and clothes. Therefore project proposes to form a new market place in a neutral territory to complement existing grid, and use economy to trigger the interactions, and through that to tighten the relationships.
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Neisse River states crucial element through the history of Gรถrlitz. The city owes to the river its location, life-giving water and transportation. But it is as well because of the river, the city has been torn into the parts, after establishing border in 1945. Assuming border starts with a line on the map, and line follows the river, then the river become the border. To eliminate the border and continue the re-unification process one must eliminate the initial line on the map. Through the series of diagrams project proposes a structure that resonates dynamism of the borders. It materializes philosophical dialectics of presence and absence into composition of solids and voids. While its abstraction allows experiencing phenomenon of political boundary, which is absent of physical reality.
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â€œArchitecture must produce places where desires can recognize itself, where it can live.â€? Jacques Derrida
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According to Derrida, every architectural deconstruction requires a certain archetypal construction that can be developed. Urban structure of Zgorzelec could be simplified into three orthogonal grids. That overlapping patchwork is being deconstructed through diagrams formed by working with the border line. It results in geometrical pattern, finding the context at the edge, while vibrating in the middle.
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Structure of the building follows geometric pattern formed through the diagrams. Sharp planes and lines in irregular rhythm resemble dynamism and messiness of the world. Dialogue of solids and voids build up tension and underline placeâ€™s metaphysic. It appears as unexpected, and encourages visitors to explore different corners of the building to find their meanings. Primary structure is steel, three dimensional frames that shape the building and build its character. Structure holds floor slabs with irregular shape to invite more light and void into the markets. Part of the structure has been enclosed with perforated facade as a roof and shading. Dynamic massing of the building offers informal trading spots outside and resembles changes we go through in our times.
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S TAT I O N A3 folding-paper exercise to create space Abstract location Academic semester project, 2008 WrocĹ‚aw University of Science and Technology (Poland), Prof. Jolanta Karek-Zagrobelna Physical model / freehand sketch / SketchUp / Photoshop
Single A3 cardboard was a starting point to unveil three dimensional space, only with a utility knife. Exercise aimed to express authorâ€™s creativity under certain regulations. Cardboard could be only cut and fold, no glue allows. It focuses on creating a three dimensional model from two dimensional paper. In this case function follows the form, as shape and composition was a primary task. Project starts with a series of sketches to examine
the possibilities before final model was made. Rhythm of hexagons is to strength the structure, and offers a feeling of indoor. At the same time, they inspire author to choose train station as a function to occupy the space. That resonates in decision of breaking the rhythm, by creating horizontal platforms for access. Latter, builds up narrative stories for series of freehand sketches and renders produced after.
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step 1 - plane
step 2 - track
step 3 - platforms
step 4 - facilities
step 5 - roof
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V E RT I C A L L I V I N G S PA C E To investigate usage of ultra-narrow urban gaps Warsaw, Poland Academic semester project, 2009 Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland), Prof. M. Lamber, R. Rutkowski Physical model / AutoCad / SketchUp / Photoshop
Due to our body structure and physical laws, for ages we are much more familiar with a horizontal mobility. Recently, along with civilisation and technology progress we started exploring vertical buildings. Yet this approaches mostly floor-to-floor communication, while apartments stay at single level. Project aims on restoration urban gaps and extra narrow spaces that could be found in our cities. At the same time it examines vertical motion within living space with a help of modern technology.
Central platform serves as a mobile living room and a core to access other “rooms”. At the ground floor we find entrance with a wardrobe and kitchen. The higher we go more private space we find. Three meters above entrance we move to indoor garden and storage with extra tables, chairs, etc. Further up we access laundry, toilet and bedroom. Top floor is reserved for working space and shower, while the roof still can be used as a balcony.
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NO_FENCE Transformation of existing Heras-fences into a vibrant installation Location: Ghent, Belgium Organizer: MEDS workshop, Urban Haven, 2017 Budget: 500 EUR Concept: cheung+nitirbitt (Artur Nitirbitt, YuenFung Cheung) Construction: Clara ViĂąuales Luna, Bill Walsh, Diellza Zogaj, Hleb Rudzenia, Karina Dikova, Qendrese Termkolli, Tugce Ari, ZsĂłfia Telek Concept design / Developed design / Construction / Presentation / Tutoring SketchuUp / Photoshop / Photographs (credit: Artur Nitirbitt, Karina Dikova, Jan Von Der Heyde)
The project aims to turn the negative divisive qualities of a fence into a more positive identity for the site, by creating a connection and inviting interaction - from fence to No_Fence. Installation creates energy and movement blending into the dynamic industrial atmosphere of DOK harbour area. Each of the elements act independently, yet simultaneously construct a holistic image.
Through its simple yet playful design, No_Fence glitters, chimes and attracts interaction. It never presents the same, as light and wind constantly change its appearance. It reflects the characteristics of the site and its weather conditions, through the variety of forms it takes and languages it speaks.
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Pre-existing Heras-fences encloses DOK infrastructure against vandalism in post-industrial Ghent, Belgium. The Old Dockyard is part of the city redevelopment scheme and it is awaiting a new neighbourhood to be developed. Every season DOK reveal another side, constantly changing as a workspace and meeting place. The fence is used as the primary structure for the metal elements. Metal corresponded with the authenticity and rough context of the site. The polished silver surface reflects light and images, yet distorts and blurs the industrial surroundings and dramatic sky into images that blend with the actual site. Tough galvanized steel of 1 mm thickness is sufficiently heavy to stay still in a gentle breeze, but is light enough to be moved by the strong Flanders wind. It provides an opportunity to visualize wind strength through the motion of the fence.
Crucial fastening details respond to the local variable weather conditions. Therefore, on quiet days the fence remains still, reflecting images of the colourful harbour and the sky on its silver surface, welcoming the local community and visitors. Yet, once the wind sets the surface in motion, the whole fence is brought to life, whispering and moving, creating intangible experience, changing our perception of the boundary. Over two thousand metal strips come together to create dynamic pattern that flows through Heras fences. It corresponds to nature and represents concepts of motion, intangibility and transition at DOK. The chosen pattern aims to fully cover the base of the fence, gradually fading upwards, highlighting harbour infrastructure and making room for connection. As open-structure design, it might be continued in the future, or easily moved elsewhere.
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FRAME Pavilion guides to recognize the beauty around Location: Minsk, Belarus Organizer: Minsk Design Week, 2019 Budget: 3 000 EUR Concept: menthol architects (Liliana Krzycka, Rafał Pieszko, Artur Nitribitt) Construction: Rafał Pyster, Sergey Sasunkevich, Vlad Kalyada, Edward Budnikov, Andrei Ezepchik, Alexandra Pivo, Yana Kirvasy, Alesya Smolich, Anastasia Karpitskaya, Yana Maevskaya, Ulyana Fateeva, Polina Vashkevich, Yanka Tsegla, Polina Rusakovich, Anya Gurschenkova, Anya Klenovskaya Featured on ArchDaily Concept design / Developed design / Construction / Presentation / Tutoring SketchuUp / Photoshop / Photographs (credit: Anush Aleksanyan)
Nowadays variety of choices has blind us to what is just a front. We find ourselves overwhelmed by modern world and often suffer anxiety. Therefore, to improve our wellbeing, modern design shall help us to focus on “the moment” . FRAME pavilion guides us to recognize the beauty around and accentuate what is essential in our life. The path inside, takes us into four different directions, where through the openings, it frames certain sceneries and events.
Thanks to open-form layout, structure invites us into the dialogue with itself as well as environment around, through lively events or solo contemplation. As a part of Minsk Design Week 2019 is painted with ‘Living Coral’ – Pantone’s colour of the year, meaning “life-affirming coral”. This energetic, buoyant and effervescent colour of coral is to help bring lovers and friends to each other. It is to bring real experiences and provoke changes for the better.
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TRIANGLE To draw attention to the potential of the district and its neighborly bonds Location: Wrocław, Poland Investor: City of Wrocław Budget: 2 750 EUR Concept: menthol architects (Liliana Krzycka, Rafał Pieszko, Artur Nitribitt, Aleksander Rokosz) Construction: Rafał Pyster, Filip Bazarnik, Rafał Pieszko, Artur Nitribitt Concept design / Developed design / Construction / Presentation SketchuUp / AutoCad / Photoshop / Photographs
The pavilion draws attention to the potential of the district, its neighborly bonds and the need of restoration of the place, which naturally focuses the energy of the neighborhood. Triangular shape maintain dialog with urbanist’s context, while its dynamic form reflects the spirit of reach historical, yet degraded district. Three walls and tilted roof, frames surroundings
and offers bracing shadows and shelter from the rain. It is a meeting place to animate elderly and youngster living closeby. Its open-work structure tempts with Intangible views, while greenery symbolize rebirth of the place, and humanise the empty square.
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S PA C E A N D T I M E Urban deconstruction models to bring awareness of space and time in post-soviet city Location: Minsk, Belarus Organizer: EASA / SESAM, Terra Incognita, 2016 Budget: 100 EUR Concept: cheung+nitirbitt (Artur Nitirbitt, YuenFung Cheung) Construction: Aleksandra Sudnikovich, Alexey Kunko, Alice Miklashevich, Artyom Kostromin, Masha Vouk, Mikhail Naumov, Olga Kundzelskay, Polina Kornienko, Soniya Klintsova Concept design / Developed design / Construction / Presentation / Tutoring Physical models / Photographs (credit: Artur Nitirbitt, Alexandra Kononchenko, Olga Kundzelskaya)
Worked with digital software, photography, sketches, and other materials to create set of abstract collages, drawings, maps, and physical models. Workshop explored unique, and often utopian Minskâ€™s urbanism. We focused on an object, location, and space. Keeping in our mind that scale and variety of the space affects perception
of time. Investigated properties inherent to the urban fabric and tectonic, and created an experimental environment with transformation, deletion, or manipulation. Worked with the aim as not to produce an concept as an end in itself, but to document the process involve in augment the space quality in-depth dialogue between tangible and intangible.
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