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berlin university of the arts

architecture portfolio 2017

alan bigelow


hi. hallo. salut.

it‘s lovely to meet you.


email arbigelow@gmail.com phone

+49 176 5777 9757

address

siegfriedstrasse 6/7, 12051 berlin, germany


education 2015

now

Berlin University of the Arts

Berlin, Germany

Department of Architecture _BA in Architecture (3rd year)

2017

von Erlenbach Kunstschule

2018

Berlin, Germany 2011

2012

Vancouver, Canada 2008

2009

Lausanne, Switzerland

skills - technical

School of Fine Arts University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts _BA in Latin American Studies Gymnase Auguste Piccard Yearlong exchange student

Rhino 3d

Grasshopper Archicad Photoshop InDesign AutoCAD English

native language

German

advanced fluency (C2)

French

advanced fluency (C1)

Spanish

working knowledge (B1/B2)


curriculum vitae

work / experience

Feb 2017 now

Studio Robazzo

Victoria, Canada

Internship _conceptual design _production and construction

2017

Protocol: Magazin fĂźr Architektur im Kontext

now

Berlin, Germany

Member of the editorial staff _

2016

Hello Wood Festival for Art + Architecture

CsĂłrompuszta, Hungary Scholarship student _designed and built tensegrity wooden structures using Rhino + Grasshopper Pipeline Feb 2013 July 2013

Tata Christiane

Berlin, Germany

Fashion Design Intern _designed individual pieces and produced collection (sewing + crochet)

skills - manual

Model making

Laser cutting

Woodwork Sewing Crochet


table of contents

architecture atelier house

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images + spacial fragments

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hello wood 2016

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pushed pavillion

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art

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ATELIER HOUSE

The proposed building is a house for artist Semjon Semjon in the northern Berlin district of Weissensee. Our project sought to create spaces of production and living using different roof typologies alone. The open floor plan allows for free movement, while contrasting ceiling heights and shapes create marked spaces with changing levels of light and privacy. Passageways connecting the two east-west streets are used as access points for the various workshops and studios that share the area. The atelier house can be opened up to this artery via two lateral sliding doors which lead directly to the work space. The building‘s material and roof types reference the industrial character of the surrounding area which is comprised mainly of automotive, construction and art workshops. The house is encased in a perforated sheet metal facade which gives the building a monolithic character. All windows to the street lay behind this layer and, as such, are only perceptable as night falls.

In collaboration Daniil Yakubovich Studio Riegler

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Model photo - Atelier


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In collabo Studio Ri


oration Daniil Yakubovich iegler

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Inner courtyard


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In collabo Studio Ri


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oration Daniil Yakubovich iegler 6

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Entrance Kitchen + living area Bedroom Bathroom Wax kitchen Atelier Storage room Drawing room Parking spot Inner courtyard

Plan 1:20


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Axonometric


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IMAGES AND SPATIAL FRAGMENTS

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The city is a sequence of relations, of proximities, of pleasures, of multiplying opportunities. Spaces overlap, interweave, accumulate, and adjoin with great precision. From individual to collective space the contemporary city is made of these assembled fragments.


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Section M 1:100


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HELLO WOOD

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21 Uner the parameters of Hello Wood‘s 2016 theme Project Village, we began to think about the role of a village in an increasingly globalised world. What makes up a village? How does development change when residents are included in the planning process?

When is an area ‘settled‘? In collaboration with the Form-Active Hybrid Structures group under the guidance of Gregory Quinn and Dragos Naicu


Our team sought to research these themes using structures built on the concept of tensegrity, inspired by traditional building techniques used in the Afghan Mudwif or Iranian felt tents. These ultra-light structures, made up of a combination of slender wooden beams, cables and binding elements are bent and connected in such a way so that the entire structure remains stable under tension. In this way, we were able to create large, geometrically complex structures using a minimum of materials. Our main design consisted of a promenade connecting several other projects in our collective settlement under its bent arches.

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PUSHED PAVILLION

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26 Using traditional Japanese construction techniques, our class created a pavillion based on a pyramid slowly curving towards its summit. With each layer, the base square shrinks and is rotated several degrees. Each layer consists of two overlapping rectangular wooden pieces that are joined with the corresponding perpendicular pieces at each corner using a thick peg. In this way, the entire structure is held together using no additional binding elements. The pavillion is thus both accessible from the inside and out, providing a climable and habitable space within the university.

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In collaboration with the students of UdK‘s 2016 Building Construction 1 class under the instruction of Gustav Düsing Photos by Johannes Förster


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ART

Crocheted yarn dress, 2014

Yarn, needles on canvas, 2014

Play dough on canvas, 2014

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thank you.

Alan Bigelow | Architecture Portfolio 2017  
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