ALEXANDRA KASHINA Architect / Urbanist Bauhaus University Weimar Tongji University Shanghai Moscow Architectural Institute +49 (177) 6122742 firstname.lastname@example.org
architect / urbanist
PERS ONAL Date of birth Place of birth
January 21st, 1993 Izhevsk (Russia)
CON TAC TS Weimar, Germany email@example.com +49 (177) 6122742 &
E D U C AT I O N 2017 - current
Tongji University Shanghai, China College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) (M. Eng. Urban and Rural Planning) Thesis: "THE DEATH AND REBIRTH OF SOCIALIST PUBLIC SPACES.
2016 - 2018
The case of Alexanderplatz, Berlin".
Bauhaus UniversitÃ¤t Weimar, Germany Architecture and Urbanism (M.Sc. Advanced Urbanism)
Thesis: "THE DEATH AND REBIRTH OF SOCIALIST PUBLIC SPACES.
The case of Alexanderplatz, Berlin".
3ds Max 2016 Advanced modeling (Specialist)
CHAOS GROUP V-Ray 3.0 Part 2. Advanced (Specialist)
CHAOSGROUP V-Ray 3.0 Part 1. Photorealistic rendering in Autodesk 3ds Max 2015/2016 (Specialist)
Revit course (Specialist)
AutoCAD course (Moscow Architectural Institute)
3ds Max course (Moscow Architectural Institute)
2011 - 2016
Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia (State Academy) BA Architecture Diploma: "MIXED-USED DEVELOPMENT.
Serebryanicheskaya quay of Yauza River in Moscow"
WO R K E X P E R I E N C E 04/2013 - 08/2014
06/2012 - 07/2012
Complimentary: 06/2013 - 09/2013
P U B L I C AT I O N
NABAD Design (Moscow, Russia) architect Technical drawing and design;
Participation in the creation of the facade solutions; Participation at all stages of the project; Verification of compliance with current legislation Project: Open multi-storey parking garage for the "SPARTAK" stadium complex
Modeling in 3ds Max Project: Sports and recreational complex in Ashgabat
ICUBE (Moscow, Russia) Internship
Work & Travel (USA, Hawaii, Maui, Kihei) Multi-storey apartment building published on www.archi.ru as one of the best student projects http://archi.ru/russia/63060/marhi-luchshie-raboty-na-temumnogoetazhnyi-zhiloi-dom
SKILLS LANGUAGES Mother tongue Other languages
COMPUTER SKILLS drafting/design modeling rendering graphics editors video editing skills microsoft office
ST R E N G T H
Russian English (fluent) German (A.2) French (2 years) Chinese (A.1) Revit, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD (basic) 3ds Max, Revit, Rhino+Grasshopper (basic) VRay, 3ds Max, Revit Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom Sony Movie Video Platinum; IMovie Converting thoughts and ideas into a simple, understandable, structured and well-designed form; Abstract and lateral thinking; Creating compelling presentation slides; Detail oriented; Hand drawing; Interpersonal; Positive attitude; Team work
Moscow, Russia 2016 Moscow Architectural Institute BA Architect
Moscow, Russia 2015 Moscow Architectural Institute BA Architect
Wurer, Ethiopia 2017 Bauhaus University Weimar M.Sc. Advanced Urbanism
Shanghai, China 2018 TONGJI University M.Eng. Urban Planning & Design
05 Moscow, Russia 2015 Moscow Architectural Institute BA Architect
06 Moscow, Russia 2014 Moscow Architectural Institute BA Architect
INTRODUCTION Moscow, Russia 2016 WHAT TASK
create a mix-use development in the center of Moscow which might solve the excisting problems.
Moscow Architectural Institute BA diploma student project individual work
Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, VRay, Photoshop
Land analysis and estimation Integration to the existing surroundings Development of the area Design Concepts Building Code (for different building types) Building Construction and Systems Architectural Rendering / Visualisation
The subject of the research is a mix-used development, located on Serebryanicheskaya quay of Yauza River in Moscow. The complex includes a hotel, business center, fitness center with swimming pool and building for children care. The goal was to create dynamic and comfortable living environment, well accessible for pedestrians, adjust the object into the existing architectural environment, not "citing" it, but introducing a new, thereby enriching it. The main idea of the complex is close to the "coliving" concept, providing accessible temporary residence space for people of different ages and marital status with the opportunity to fully work and rest.
At the moment dyeing and finishing establishment are placed on the given 0,8 ha sector, whose removal is planned in ArtDistrict project. Apart from the establishment, one-two-story buildings are located on the constructing area. Inefficient use of the territory has led to the fact that now the neighborhood "lives" only during working hours of located here offices, shops, etc. In the evening and at night, the place is getting empty, creating a spatial gap both in the panorama of the embankment and in the structure of ArtHouse and the city. The design project consists of 62% of the residential uses to solve this problem.
BUILDING HEIGHT (m)
BUILD-UP ENVIRONMENT (%)
DENSITY (1000 m2/ha)
LAND USE MAP
DETAIL OF THE FACADE FACADE
PROBLEM Moscow is several times more densely built-up city than other cities in the world. At the same time, the number of roads and their area is several times less than in other cities. Most offices and commercial areas are concentrated in the center of Moscow, while most of the residential housing areas are located on the outskirts of the city. In the central area of Moscow, the high cost per square meter of housing
contributed to the design of residential buildings of the "club" type, which are closed for the life of the city - "ghosts neighborhoods" with deserted streets. Therefore, the construction of affordable housing for long-term temporary residence with the opportunity to work, rest and be close to children without spending much time reaching home is quite an urgent problem.
FUNCTIONS hotel business center sport center child care
SECTION HOTEL The prevalence of standard rooms at an affordable price, the project also provides double rooms and 2 penthouses on the roof.
NIGHT 3D VIEW
The composition of the complex made it possible to create an active life in the central square surrounded by cafes, recreation areas and a sports complex. The complex is provided with parking for 116 cars, as well as bicycle parking, bike rental, and the usable roof space. PLAN
INTRODUCTION Moscow, Russia 2015 WHAT
residential site with recreational leisure zone
The project of the district development which includes a residential and general use areas. The design defines a spatial development solution and holistic landscaping to ensure the sustainable development of the urban areas and the formation of a favorable living environment for residents.
UNIVERSITY STATUS COMPUTER PROGRAMS LEARNED SKILLS
The main objectives: 1. To demonstrate the integrated approach of the housing problems solution in the conditions of reconstruction and development of residential areas; 2. To ensure the development and accessibility of the public centers' system and public service facilities; 3. To ensure the ecological safety of the living environment and the sustainability of the natural regions; 4. To ensure the reliability and safety of transport and engineering infrastructures; 5. To demonstrate the cultural continuity of urban planning decisions; spatial unity, aesthetic expression, harmony, and environmental diversity in the design project.
Moscow Architectural Institute student project individual work AutoCAD, 3ds Max, VRay, Photoshop Supporting the current morphology Consideration of the existing relief and nature Zoning Codes
Description of the project: Located in the north-west of Moscow, the site of this residential district is divided into two parts by Lihoborka river. There is vast park zone in district's territory. The decision was determined by the presence of the park zone and proximity to the river. That influenced to volumetric-spatial analysis. Building heights are reducing to the river, to make sure it is visible from other buildings. In addition to height, buildings are more slender and dispose apart. The district mainly is built with city blocks. Consumer services and cultural service institutions are located on ground floors of residential buildings. There is office block on district's area. The social center is located near park zone and the main road.
02 GENERAL SCHEME OF PLOTS MASTER PLAN
1. TRANSPORT SCHEME 2. GREENERY MAP 3. ACCESSABILITY: kindergarden R=300m school R=500m
INTRODUCTION Wurer, Ethiopia 2018 WHAT TASK
how far urban metabolism can respond to the development and needs of small cities in Ethiopia.
Wurer - small rural ethiopian town
COMPUTER PROGRAMS LEARNED SKILLS
Bauhaus University Weimar student project group work Rhino + Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, Google Earth, Power Point Research and estimating Collaboration - group work Programming (Space Syntax) Problem solving Proposal and analysis of different scenarios Visual communication - graphic design
This study project is aiming to approach the complexity and the interrelations of the different components that a city contains or that should be taken into consideration for a sustainable and holistic planning proposal. The goal is not to provide a unique solution for the city of Wurer but to highlight the potentials and the limitations that experts of different fields have to face from the phase of planning and design to this of maturity and further growth.
In contrast, this project aims to concentrate on how the distribution of the necessary utilities predominantly water - can shape the form of the city. The goal is to show the possibilities and the complications of such an approach, but also to highlight the importance these utilities can have for the diversity of urban qualities that define the attractiveness of the city to persons with different needs and expectations.
While every proposal should take into account both the reproductive and productive activities in the framework of a city, Wurer offers a challenge, as its current situation could be described as rural. Any plan of further economic development should be based on cohesive regional planning, where the complexity of small cities of the region will offer complementary and not competitive economic activities, and further examination is required for this purpose.
WATER AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR DEVELOPMENT As water is of absolute necessity for the majority of the inhabitants of the area, its provision could use as the initial factor to attract population. The efficient and sustainable use of water could function as the driving force for the development of the population and the economy of the city and consequently of the physical form of the city.
HOW CAN WATER PROVISION SHAPE THE URBAN FORM? WATER AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR DEVELOPMENT
AGRICULTURE agricultural land stone areas near the rivers EXISTING ROADS & ELECTRICITY existing main & secondary roads electricity lines EXISTING WATER SYSTEM 2 rivers shaped the city floating areas (200m) existing water pipes & taps TERRAIN amount of water
TOPOGRAPHY almost flat low - lying areas near rivers
SATELLITE current settlement
TOPOGRAPHIC SECTION OF THE LINE CONNECTING WURER WITH DARESH SHET WATER SOURCE
The section shows that Daresh Shet source could serve as a potable water provider to the city, as it short distance and the differnece of the altitude permit a low-cost, technically possible connection.
CURRENT LAND USE MAP DISTRIBUTION OF WATER
DENSITY: high medium low
attract different people DIFFERENT URBAN FORMS
Our primary objective is to examine the possible outcomes of the city form, depending on the different distribution of water utilities, mainly the drinking water distribution points.
SCENARIOS CONCEPT 1
SCENARIO 1: DENSE NETWORK TAPS: Community taps function as local centers attracting density. VARIETY: The overlapping of the serving areas brings a variety of different urban qualities, which could attract different activities and cover different needs.
SCENARIO 2: SPREAD NETWORK WALKABILITY: The water walkability distance is considered to maximum 400 meters. CENTERS: More than one center even though one of them is the most prominent. LAND USE: Facilities and land uses around the city were set according to multiple segments in the benchmarking model.
SCENARIO 3: EXTENDED NETWORK (further growth) POTENTIAL: The potential growth of the city, if it followed the 2nd scenario. SETTLEMENTS: How the existing settlements might be affected and strengthened by the city. OUTCOME: The new city will attract agriculture-related industry and more workshops.
INTRODUCTION Shanghai, China 2018 WHAT TASK SIZE UNIVERSITY STATUS
Xinhua Road Residential District, Shanghai Symbolic city: creating the Symbol (a strong identity) + Economy (a vibrant, attractive place) 1,2 km2 TONGJI University student project group work
Rhino + Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Power Point, Illustrator, Photoshop, Google Earth, Sony Vegas
Research and estimating, field observation Collaboration - group work Symbolic economy - economic and cutural development Visual communication - graphic design Abstract representation - video
Part I Part II
Social Mapping: https://youtu.be/vpnO4lLCE0U Subculture Resilience | Grasshopper monitoring system: https://youtu.be/t4GExu5QkCk
PARTICIPATION Budapest, HU 2018
Conference: 9th Urban Space and Social Life Development and Heritage: Present, Past, and Future
The fast-paced mass scale planning and its topdown implementation is a pertinent question when it comes to the resilience of the cities. The acute urban growth situation in the developing cities of China faces the problem of a refusal of cultural diversity, postulates the cultural dispossession of minority communities. Next, to the challenges of integration, inequality, and discrimination, the new diversity can be a significant resource for the cities - economics, quality of life, creativity. The mass-scale ÂŤredrawingÂť of the city changes not only an urban shell, with revisions in the environment and habitual lifestyle, but it can
also lead to the blurring of existing communities, which embody centuries-old traditions. The local lifestyle, the convenient shop around the corner, the guy who brings your newspaper, all that are the heritage of a locality are under threat. The acknowledgment of these local quirks and practices by bringing them forward by affirmations made in planning can help them from disappearing. Here the locality is taken as a unit where its stakeholders: the planners, the neighborhood association and the local governance partakes in a conversation to protect and facilitate the identified milieu that is in danger of dying out.
SYMBOLIC CITY HOW SUBCULTURE CAN BE RESILIENT ENOUGH TO EMBRACE OR COUNTER GENTRIFICATION?
METHODOLOGY LITERATURE REVIEW symbolic economy creative class subculture
BASE FOR THE FRAMEWORK
CATEGORIZE THE INTERESTS OF VARIOUS GROUPS
SURVEY building typologies business age income level
MILIEU STUDIES utilized to further the information through numerous site visits
INTERESTS OF DIFFERENT GROUPS
LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY INDIVIDUALS
ACTIVITY MAP by cellphone data
SYSTEM OF ADJECTIVES / ATTRIBUTES applicable to: different social milieus different amenity types
RELATIONAL FRAMEWORK for intergroup & group-amenity relations
APPLIED IN THE DESIGN PROCESS
GRASSHOPPER PROTOTYPE computational monitoring & decision support
URBAN DESIGN PROJECT
SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT PROJECT AREA
existing subcultures diversity prosperous areas youth population, tourist attraction urban fabric, humain scale, walkability landmarks
loss of diversity increasing social segregation rent increases loss of traditional lifestyle values
ongoing gentrification segregation of communities spatial segregation attractions purely commercial
prosperity dynamic, fast changing, temporality integrate and expand local cultures expanding visitor base able to attract from a large geographical area
SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECT
increased diversity of amenities amenities for local lifestyle adaptability of use reinforced creative industry collective spaces neighbourhood association
changing visions of neighbourhood association lack participation of local community inevitable gentrification tedious to use amenities
changing existing businesses unfamiliar with area lack of local participation in creation of project
control gentrification social cohesion creation of community identity rehabilitation of local lifestyles acceptance of local lifestyles
Prosperity; More creative industry for tax revenue; Job creation; Creative attract wealthier clientele; Economic diversity, multiple job sectors, resiliency; Service value added
Association to decide pop up shops and make overall decisions; Conflict resolution; Diversity in consumers; Community identity
Induce creative economy; Highlight and retain existing values and interconnect, integrate, resiliency; Tolerance and comfort
EVALUATION SOCIAL MILIEUS
Tolerance and comfort; Wash areas increase social cohesion; Diversity; Exposure to new lifestyles
POLICY FRAMEWORK NEIGHBORHOODS + GOVERNMENT + URBAN PLANNERS
DIVERSE AMENITIES RENTED TEMPORARY
ANALYSIS HOT-SPOT MOVEMENT HEAT MAP
CULTURAL CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION C'S BAR
CREATIVITY PHOTOGRAPHY COLUMBIAN HUDEC I-TATTOO WORKSHOP STUDIO CLUB MUSEUM
FILM ART FURNITURE ART CENTER SHOP GALLERY
THE PEONY PAVILLION
GUIGUAN BUSINESS CENTER
GRASSHOPPER MODEL MONITORING & DECISION-SUPPORT SYSTEM FUNCTIONS
to evaluate and guide the neighborhood associations for the future decisions to find a balance between target parameters and goal dimensions
An “inspector” can be placed at various points on the 3D map to test the defined and adjusted proposals. Currently the model evaluates three target goals: Preservation Diversity Attraction Potential: Social distance Tolerance Values between groups
preserving neighborhoods location-factor for target groups cohesion
AMENITIES AS A TOOL OF INTERVENTION AMENITIES
nexus in shaping urban & social landscape points of attraction, human interaction & exchange
A TOOL FOR THE DEFINING SOCIAL GROUPS & AMENITIES ATTRIBUTES
to guide implementation of the model to rationalize the achievement of target parameters Potential
Alternative Traditional Utilitarian Fancy Shabby Avant Garde LBX Chic Trendy
RENDERS The pictures below show one of variation of pop-up shop/ constructions for temporary renting out which could have different types of use depending on the community needs. For example: 2 - a temporary cheese shop 3 - a temporary knitting club
APPLICATION DESCRIPTIVE SCENARIO NIUQIAO ROAD to integrate chinese culture and modern subculture OBJECTIVE
to implement amenities based on chinese daily life and needs to reinvigorate this street and highlight the chinese culture
PEDESTRIANIZATION OF THE ROAD TRANSFORMABILITY a plaza that can be changed regarding to different needs and uses a place to rest - convene - entertain - meet PROPOSAL
AMENITIES AND POP-UP SHOPS adding amenities and pop-up shops with the Chinese spirit but upgrading it to integrate and open it for other contemporary forms of modern subcultures INTEGRATION the street has amenities arranged based on ascension of cultural consumption and introduction of subcultures for different interest groups
PLAN Proposed amenities & pop-up shops
1 2 3 4
niuqiao road implementation niuqiao road transformability stage, place to rest 5 - transformability tribune
INTRODUCTION Moscow, Russia 2015 WHAT TASK
STATUS COMPUTER PROGRAMS LEARNED SKILLS
Concert hall create a concert hall for 1700 person with lecture room, event space, cafe, artist’s rooms 6.500 m2 Moscow Architectural Institute student project individual work Revit, 3ds Max, V-Ray, AutoCAD, Photoshop. BIM modeling Acoustics - reverberation Development of the area Design Concepts Building Code Building Construction and Systems Architectural Rendering / Visualisation
Design of the concert hall The concert hall is located on the west of Moscow center, near Smolenskaya metro station. The program for concert hall includes an auditorium for 1700 person, lecture room, event space, cafe, artists and practical rooms. Expanded into a 110-meter long building is divided into three different parts to create human-scale proportions. Each of the three buildings’ parts is developed uniquely. The small lecture building which leaning on sturdy
steel construction faces the carriageway. The main center part includes a grand auditorium which could hold 1700 people. The multi-facetted transparent facade is developed according to the idea of a «theatre is not a mirror, but a big magnifying glass.» Passers-by could observe visitors in waiting for performance, capturing their eye by reflecting city and sunlight with each panel. Thus, the function of the theatre embodies in the crystalline facade.
SECTION OF THE CONCERT HALL
FRAGMENT OF THE FACADE
PLAN | ground floor
PLAN | first floor
PLAN | second floor
INTRODUCTION Moscow, Russia 2014 WHAT TASK
create the exhibition galleries, space for events, cafĂŠ, working studios and visual media center
Museum of contemporary art
STATUS COMPUTER PROGRAMS LEARNED SKILLS
Moscow Architectural Institute student project individual work AutoCAD, 3ds Max, V-Ray, Photoshop. Architectural Rendering / Visualisation Stress tolerance - work in tight deadlines Development of the area Design Concepts Building Code Building Construction and Systems
Design of the concert hall
The idea of the building
Museum is located on Plushiha Street not so far from Moscow center. The building silhouette is determined by the oblong triangular site.
The body of the building consists of several cubes, which are strung abreast. Composed as museum galleries which arches over a public square. The material of the glazed exhibition part is U-glass that provides scattering lighting and soft shades.
There are temporary and permanent exhibitions holding a place in the museum building.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
PLAN | first floor
PLAN | second floor
PLAN | third floor - main exhibition