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AlexanderK.Goul Architecture Portfolio
Cand.Polyt.Arch
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MynameisAlexanderGoul,aDanish-Greenlandicarchitectwithspecializationintheintegratedarchitecturaldesignprocess (efficientcombinationofarchitecturaldesignprincipleswithengineering,constructionandHVACtechniques).I’madedicated youngmanwithapassionforfindingnewwaysofdoingthings,andthusaveryeagerlearner.

Regardingmycompetenciesandskills,I’maverytechnicallyorientedperson,havingexperiencewithawidearrayof applicationsbeingusedbothwithinthearchitectural,engineeringandvisualizationindustry,withtheexperienceevenranging asfarasplugin/extensiondevelopmentoftheseproducts.

Architecturally,I’macreativeperson,whoisabletoapplytheconceptsofintegratedsustainabletechnologieswithinthedesign process,whilemaintainingastrongfocusonformandfunction.Furthermore,I’malsoabletoeffectivelyapplytectonic approachestotheintegrateddesign,andassuchdesigninawaythatformandforcesupportsoneanother,whileiteratively integratinglightandmaterialsthroughconsecutiveanalysis.

Engineeringapproachestoadvancedarchitecturalexplorationofvariousformandshapes,canquicklybeanalyzedand evaluated,andthusunaestheticengineeringproblemscanbeevadedearlyon.Furthermore,withtheengineeringbackground, theconnectionbetweenthearchitecturalcompanyandengineeringconsultancycanbeeasilyoptimizedthroughpreliminary analysisoflightrequirements,constructions,activeandpassivetechnologies,andthusdecreasepossiblecostadditionsofthe finalproduct.

Theexperienceofvisualization(includingarchitecturalvisualization)allowsforthecreationofhighqualityelementsthroughout allplatformsandmedia,rangingfrrpresentations,diagrams,imagery,renderingstoanimatedmoviesaswellasinteractive applications.Assuch,theexperienceisstretchedacrossawidearrayofdifferentproducts.

ArchitecturalCompetencies(Early/Design)

•ParametricProgramming: Experiencewithconfiguringvariousdynamic solutionsforbothintegratedanditerativesetups,form-findingandarchitectural exploration.

•Performance-aideddesign: Experiencewithconfiguringdynamicsetupsfor findingconceptsbasedonvariousperformancecriteria.

•Daylightdesigning: Iteratingandexploringthroughvarioussolutionforfinding optimaldaylightingconditions.

ArchitecturalCompetencies(Late/Detailing)

•ArchitecturalDetailing: Experiencewithdrawingcomponentdetailsfor construction.

•Permitapplications: Writingnecessarydocumentsforobtainingbuilding permitsfromthemunicipality/kommune.

•Siteinspectionandmonitoring: Overseeingconstructionprocess,adjust drawingsbasedonfeedback.

3D/BIM 2D/CAD

•AutodeskRevit: GeneraloverallexperiencewithusingRevitasaBIM platform,alongwithadditionalexperiencewith Dynamo, NTITools and Naviate.

•McNeelRhinoceros3D: ExperiencewithRhino3Dasanapplicationforrapid conceptualdevelopmentalongwithadditionalexperiencewith Grasshopper andparametricprogramming.

•Solibri: ExperiencewithusingSolibriformodel-checkingalongwithclash detection,BCFmanagingandfederatedmodels.

•IfcOpenShell: ExperiencewithusingIfcOpenShellasaprogramming platformforadvancedIFCoperations,creatingfederatedIFCmodels, coordinaterelocationandchecking.

•VeluxDaylightVisualizer: ExperiencewithusingVeluxDaylightVisualizer asaframeworktoprovideforarchitecturaldaylightvalidationaccordingto TEK17andCIE2006.

•Twinmotion: ExperiencewithTwinmotionasaplatformforrealistic visualizationsandinteractiveuserpresentationsalongwithvirtualreality.

•UnrealEngine: ExperiencewithUnrealEngineasanapplicationfor deliveringadvancedinteractivepresentations.

•AutodeskAutoCAD: GeneraloverallexperiencewithusingAutoCADfor2D work,creatingandadjustingdrawingsandmapsand2Dcoordinatechecking.

•AutodeskCivil3D: ExperiencewithCivil3Dtoadjustexistingmapping, adjustingCRSforunderlayingRevitmaps,changingbetweenUTM/NTM referencing.

•FocusArealplan: ExperiencewithusingFocusArealplanforhandlingSOSI mapping,permitdrawings,preparationofmapsforRevit.

•QGIS: ExperiencewithusingQGISasameansforquality-checkingcorrect Revitsetup,troubleshootingcoordinaterelatedissuesacrossdifferent coordinatereferencesystems.

Competencies

IFC-Coordinator

Programming

BIM2ARMisanapplicationforquicklyvisualizingand communicatingdesignproposals.Itallowstheuserto quicklyturnIFCfilesintointeractiveexperiencesbygiving theuserawidearrayofoptions,includingexportingtothe web,interactivedoors/windows,andexposingIFC properties.

FutureintegrationwithRevitisplanned.

IFC-Coordinatorisasmallutilitytoolforvalidating real-worldcoordinatesinbothIFC2x3andIFC4files. UsefulforcheckingwhetherprovidesIFCfilesare correctlyplaced.Geographicallyplacedfiles (georeferenced)canbecheckedwithmappinpointing.

Relatedin-housetool development

Ihaveexperiencewithdeveloping severalin-houseOpen-sourcetools forBIM-coordination,validationof georeferencedcoordinatesand interactivevisualizationtoolsthat canbeusedassipplementarytools duringthedesignprocess. Additionally,Ihaveexperiencewith Pythondevelopment,whichis usefulforworkflowsthatinvolves GrasshopperandDynamo.

IFC-Windoor

IFC-WinDoorisautilitytoolforquicklyextractingdoors andwindowsfromanIFCfile,andoutputtingliststoexcel forqualityassurance.

BIM2ARM

ProjectExperience

SteinkjerFylkeshus

SteinkjerFylkeshusisan8storey officebuildingfortherelocationof theSteinkjercountyhall (Fylkeshus).Locatedcentrallyin Steinkjer,itfeaturesandopen atriumprovidingacompact,but lightbuilding.

Architects: StudioNSW

Status: UnderConstruction

Phases: Detaildrawings,BIM-responsible,

ProjectExperience

Sverdrupsgate47

Sverdrupsgate47isanoffice buildinglocatedinHamarand features8storeys.Thefasade systemiscomposedof400+3D cassettesthatisdistributed algorithmically.Additional optimizationwasconductedtosave materialcosts.

Architects: StudioNSW

Status: Underconstructionasof 2023

Phases: Detaildrawings,BIM-Coordination

ProjectExperience

Sentrumskvartalet

Sentrumskvartaletisacentral residentialapartmentblockinthe middleofHamarwith121 apartments.

Architects: StudioNSW

Status:Completed2023

Phases:

Preliminaryprojecting,Detail drawings,BIMresponsible

ProjectExperience

Ajergård

Ajergårdisaresidentialarea consistingof3buildingsconnected throughanundergroundparking garage.Thecentralbuildingwas madeintheshapeofanexisting barn(Låve),fromwhichalotof materialwasreused.

Architects: StudioNSW Status(asof2023): Step1completed,Step2under constructionandStep3forpresale.

Phases:

Preliminarydesign,Detail drawings,BIMresponsible

ProjectExperience

V’Byen

V’Byenisanapartmentbuilding with9residentialapartmentsanda parkinggaragepartiallyunderthe terrain.

Architects: StudioNSW

Status: Completed2020

Phases: Preliminarydesign,detaildrawings, BIMresponsible

ProjectExperience

Valdemarsgade20

Valdemarsgadeisanextensionto alargerapartmentcomplexinthe middleofAarhus,Denmark.It features16youthapartmentsof similarsizeinaduplex configuration.

Architects: WullumPasgaard

Status: Completedin2018

Phases:

Preliminarydesign,visualization

ProjectExperience

Holmebakkenand Livornovej

HolmebakkenandLivornovejare twosmallerresidentialunitsfor familiesinCopenhagenand Hinnerup,Denmark.

Architects: WullumPasgaard

Status: Completed2018

Phases:

Preliminarydesign,visualization, energycalculation

MastersProject

BangladeshCommunityCenter

TheBangladeshCommunity Centerprojectwasmastersproject madeincollaborationwithalocal NGO(CODEC)withtheprospectof notonlybuildinginanentirelynew cultureandclimate,butalsoinvent newlocalstrategicwaysof accomodatingmeasuresagainst theincreasedeffectsofglobal warminginvulnerableregions.

AalborgUniversity2017

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