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portfolio I like to design for people

creating bits of the world we all live in


since I left highschool I travelled

bardirks


through different design disciplines

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discovering and learning

from talented teachers in several cities about many different ways to communicate idea’s about myself and the world around about people and their needs


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architecture at TUDelft

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a space to everyone’s preferance

Landscaping at RWTH Aachen

Interior in New York

urbanism in London

a stroll down by the river

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industrial design at TUDelft

10 Fashion Design in Milano

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architecture at TUDelft

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discovering space qualities

always on the side graphic design

live life the easy way

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seeking to combine


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a social circle

comfort and privacy behind different layers

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a design that is actually used and loved enjoying public space

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stumble upon....

opposites

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discovering the creative mind of someone else


designing for students


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architecture at Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands July 2012

Graduation CUM LAUDE at studio: ‘Interiors, Buildings & Cities’

teachers: Mechteld Stuhlmacher, Eireen Scheurs

a space to everyone’s preferance

A University Library on the Coolsingel, Rotterdam


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A University Library on the Coolsingel, Rotterdam A building that is both relevant to the city and its public, as well as to its users, the students.

The focus of the studio ‘Interiors, Buildings & Cities’ is the public interior. “We see the city as a place of values, expressed in the way the city is made and the relations between people in space that the city implies and builds.”

This graduation project started with a Research Seminar led by Irene Cieraad - a cultural anthropologist - about the intended users.

The research gave insight in all users: the students, as well as the common public. The design started, on a urban level: what kind of building and public space would fit the City of Rotterdam and the boulevard the Coolsingel?

Simultaniously

I worked on the Interior: what kind of spaces do the users need? these two meet: the Building.

And where


Research

Research led by cultural anthropologist Irene Cieraad

“One of the powerful attractions of libraries is the unique pleasure of being alone, in a quiet place, while simultaneously being in a public place associated with scholarship.” Demas, 2005

“What they come for and value is the ‘communal’ experience of seeing and being seen by others, quietly engaged in the same serious, studious activity.” Gayton, 2008 “Our purpose is not to circulate books, but to ensure that the circulation of knowledge produces learning.” Bennett, 2005

“It appears that every student has a specific favourite study spot and depending on mood and task that favourite study spot changes.” B. Dirks, social research conducted for this graduation project; teacher: I. Cieraad

> preferances for study places differ from student to student


Cities

The city Rotterdam is the only Dutch city where highrise buildings are found within the city centre

skyline of Rotterdam from the south

The public boulevard de Coolsingel needs an iconic building that marks the south end, but also shows that the city continues. A building that shows its cultural program and adds value to the public.

viev on the boulevard from the notrh

viev on the building from the north


gallery on east side to diffuse inside and outside

The building is not only for the students but also adds value to the boulevard. The ground level is desinged to attract people to use and interact in the public space on the ground level, inside and outside.

entrance, accessible to the public


Interiors

different interiors stacked upon each other

“It appears that every student has a specific favourite study spot and depending on mood and task that favourite study spot changes.� B. Dirks, social research conducted for this graduation project; teacher: I. Cieraad

A tower with on every floor a different atmosphere, reflecting the different needs of the users. Creating some more private and some more communal study areas. Some places with a view outward, some with a view inwards.


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landscape study centre

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wandering through the library, finding your favourite place 2.47+

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informal vs formal studying

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working together in a workshopspace or learning from one another when you meet

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collective vs private study centre having your own table with no one around or study with everone around

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the structure of the building and the randomness of the users

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study centre books

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The tower needs structural stability which is concieved by a core on one side, and a row of columns on the other side. The layout allows a lot of variations on eacht floor, but at the same time the massive concrete cores and columns show continuity throughout the different floors, making the users aware of the collective. The rhythm of the columns achieves a quiet atmosphere of concentration.

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study centre books

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study centre books

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study centre books

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study centre

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study centre

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study centre 01 workshoprooms

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study centre 01 workshoprooms

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study centre

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study centre 01 workshoprooms

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study centre

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study centre

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contemplation gallery

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inside out | outside in

the balconies and loggias makes the building more transparent

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A tower that is not isolated from its surrounding, but by balconies and loggias tries to communicate with the city around. 'c

the surreal view on growing plants when looking out from the fourteenth floor


a contemplation area with inner courtyard on the top floor 3600 view over Rotterdam from the top floor

context outward view dreamy urban self reflection nature inside grounded


best graduates 2012 exhibition at the faculty of Architecture TU Delft

* photos comming soon


designing for the citizens of Basel


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Landscaping

at RWTH Aachen, Germany 2010 Erasmus Exchange

a stroll down by the river

teachers: Florian Kluge, Axel Timpe, Annika Menze

Uferlos: Gestaltung der Rheinpromenade Basel


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The river Rhine runs through the city centre of Basel, offering a lot of public space by the river bank. Together

Uferlos: Gestaltung der Rheinpromenade Basel

with a fellow student, Frederike

Kluth, we redesigned part of this Draufsicht

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Im Bereich der Wettsteinbrücke haben wir die Zugänge über die Treppe optimiert indem wir den Fuß der Treppe so gedreht haben, das er nun in Richtung Rhein zeigt (Fußgänger kommt direkt mit Blick aufs Wasser an!). Im Bereich der Fähre wurde der Zugang am Boulevard attraktiver gestaltet und zudem der Steg für Fähre und Wasserfahrer verbreitert. Der Übergang von Schaffhauserrheinweg zur Solitude- promenade ist aufgrund einer minimalen Verbreiterung bzw. Rundung nun weicher.

Übergang der Zonen findet sich neben der taltung der Aufenthaltsflächen auch in der taltung der Böschung wieder: In Zone 1 wird e "nackt belassen", sprich mit der natürlichen etation der Böschung. Dadurch bietet man ßtmöglichen Sichtkontakt und somit Bezug schen Boulevard und Bermenweg. Je weiter es Zone 3 zugeht, desto mehr und dichter wird die flanzung im oberen Böschungsbereich. In Zone eht sich die Bepflanzung sogar bis zum Wasser unter; so ist der Bezug zwischen oben und unten m noch gegeben, die Böschung ist wie ekapselt" von der Umwelt (der Stadt), d.h. eine ne Ruheoase.

river bank. This specific part of the river bank is facing south, is fairly steep and green. A unique bit of nature in the city centre with a pebble beach for a summer dip in the clean Rhine water.

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wir allerdings auf 1,80 m verbreitern und mit einem neuem Asphaltbelag versehen. Der Weg beginnt im Osten an der Wettsteinbrücke und führt über eine Rampe hinunter zum Wasser; im Westen führt ein weitere Rampe wieder zum Boulevard hinauf. Wir haben den Bermenweg bewusst so dicht am Rhein gelassen, da man so den Kontakt zum Wasser nicht verliert und er die meiste Zeit des Jahres auch nicht von Hochwasser geflutet wird. Die Bestandstreppen, die bereits gegenwärtig vom Boulevard zum Wasser führen behalten wir in Zone 1 und 2; in Zone 3 werden die 2 Treppen durch eine Rampe ersetzt.

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Auf dem Gelände des ehemalige Kinderhospitals findet man -der umliegenden Bebauung angepassteine Blockrandbebauung, die größtenteils dem Familienwohnen dient. Am Schaffhauserrheinweg finden sich Reihenhäuser (>Gestaltungsmuster) mit Vorgärten, die restlichen Gebäude haben familienfreundlich geschnittene Etagenwohnungen. Um die Parksituation in dem Quartier zu entschärfen befindet sich im Untergeschoss der Bebauung eine Tiefgarage.

Prinzip Stufen Damit die Stufen in ihrer Anordnung nicht zu massiv wirken haben wir sie gegeneinander verschoben. Dies bewirkt gleichzeitig auch die Möglichkeit die Stufen als eine Art Liege anzusehen, da aufgrund der schrägen Böschung nun eine schräge Lehne exisitiert - ähnlich wie bei einer Liege.

Die Sitzstufen in Zone 1 und 2 haben, damit sie ein wenig an Massivität verlieren, eine Schattenfuge an der vorderen Kante. Ausnahme: wenn die Sitzstufen als Plattformen oder Balkone ins Wasser ragen haben sie keine Schattenfuge sondern ein klare Kante zum Abschluss.

de werden mit einer Stahlkonstruktion in der Böschung verankert. Die Nischen, die in der Böschung "drinsitzen", erzeugen vermitteln Schutz und Geborgenheit. Die Plateaus hingegen vermitteln eher das Gefühl von Freiheit, Weite, Ruhe.

Nische/Plateau

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In Zone 3 bestehen die Aufenthaltsmöglichkeiten aus Nischen oder Plateaus. Die Größen sind jeweils so bemessen, dass die Fläche für ein oder zwei Personen ausgerichtet ist. Die Nische wird in die Böschung eingelassen, das Plateau aufgesetzt; bei-

Die Stufen, Nischen und Plateaus sind allesamt aus vorgefertigtem Beton. Dieser ist von seiner Farbigkeit her hellgrau damit er einen Kontrast zur bestehenden Böschung aus Naturstein bildet.

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We also tried to make the boulevard more attractive by making the road a ‘shared space’ for pedestrians, bikes and cars. Sharing the road makes the users aware of eachother and therefor a more social area.

Our project was chosen to represent the chair ‘Landschaftsarchitektur’ in the annual report (2011) of the Architecture Faculty of the RWTH Aachen.


designing for south african kids living in the slums


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Landscaping

at RWTH Aachen, Germany 2010 Erasmus Exchange

a social circle

Spiel Mal! A playhouse for kids in the slums of Manenberg, South Africa

teachers: Veronika St端tzel, Annika Menze


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The organisation ‘Selfhelp Manenberg’ builds playhouses in the slums of Cape Town where they offer a safe environment for kids to stay after school. Guidance is offered at the house to kids between the age of 5 to 13.

the inner courtyard connects all the rooms, creating a safe feeling of togetherness

every room has windows according to the amound of natural light necessary inside al the rooms are sized fitting to their program


the kids always feel connected to each other by the

continuous ‘play element’,

which also leads them into the house

the large ‘play element’ tries to attract the kids from the neighbourhood

playing in a circle is very social and safe, one look around verifies that everyone is ok

the large ‘play element’ is abstract to trigger the imagination of the kids


designing for pregnant woman


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architecture at TUDelft, the Netherlands 2009 Final Project Bachelor teachers: Leontine de Wit

comfort and privacy behind different layers

Maternity Hotel


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Maternity Hotel A retreat for pregnant woman who are about to give birth. The building has to give the woman the feeling of privacy.

Concept the building can be seen as a ‘cocon’

it is wrapped with a second facade

view from east

On the west side of the Maternity Hotel is a regular hotel, where family of the pregnant woman can stay. Both hotels share a terrace and parkinglot.

entrance


Every room has one big window from floor to ceiling, in front of which

parts of the second facade are visible.

If the user wants more privace, there are two curtains behind which she can hide. One curtain goes up from the floor, the second comes down from the ceiling. Both curtains are partly transparent and transluscent, so they don’t completely block

view on facade

the view and light, but does give the feeling of being covered.


discovering space qualities inspired


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Interior

at Parsons in New York

2009 summerschool teachers: , Nick Brinen

by a text of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities

A tekst by Italo Calvino was the inspiration for a model of 40 * 40 * 40 mm. Experimenting with materials, forms and light I discovered - through the lens of the camera - space qualities.


Cities & Eyes 5 When you have forded the river, when you have crossed the mountain pass, you suddenly find before you the city of Moriana, its alabaster gates transparent in the sunlight, its coral columns supporting pediments encrusted with serpentine, its villas all off glass

like aquariums where the shadows of dancing girls with silvery scales swim beneath the medusa shaped chandeliers.

If this is not your first journey, you already know that cities like this have an obverse: you have only to walk in a semicircle and you will come into view of Moriana’s hidden face, an expanse of rusting sheet metal, sackcloth, planks bristling with spikes, pipes black with soot, piles of tins, blind walls with fading signs,

frames of staved-in straw chairs,

ropes good only for hanging oneself from a rotten beam.


From one part to the other, the city seems to continue, in perspective, multiplying its repertory of images: but instead it has no thickness, it consists only of a face and an obverse, like a sheet of pare, with a figure on either side, which can

neither be separated

nor look at each other.

italo calvino - Invisible Cities


designing for students of ‘het Delftsch Studenten Corps’


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always on the side graphic design 2008

a design that is actually used and loved


32ste Lustrum DSC An identity for a two week fesitval As a member of the Promotion & Decoration team for the 160th anniversary of the largest and oldest student-society in Delft, I created the corporate identity for the celebrations. The identity had to be modern and catchy, with plenty of flexibility to host multiple events, ranging from a serious conference and a traditional ‘concours hippique’ to a full-blown rave.


designing for everyone, but hoping to specifically effect the bussiness man who are rigid and in a hurry


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urbanism

at the Architectural Association in London, the UK 2007 summerschool teachers: Alex Catina, Aris Papadopoulos, Kim Lodge

enjoying public space

LIVE IT U P! A short movie hoping to make people smile


The square mile of London, will it become a mile high?

And then, what will this city look like? What will we create of this cubical city in which we could live? Will it become an area for work, an area which we will leave at the end of a day. And will we live our real lives outside of the cube? Is this the right way to build the cube? Don't we all want to live a bit more and work a bit less? Shouldn't this cube mile become a place where we all can do whatever we want to do? Shouldn't the city become a playground for us all? A place where we can actually live? To achieve this we both need designers and the citizens of London. Everyone should open up their minds, everyone should value the act of experience, everyone should live it up a bit! In the AA SummerSchool 2007 I have met so many different, motivated and fun people that I certainly have been able

to live it up in London!


SCREEN SHOTS from the movie


designing for the current buyers of Smooff-products


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live life the easy way

industrial design at TU Delft 2009 Final Project Bachelor teacher: Ger Bruens

A new product design for the Dutch brand Smooff


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A new product design for the Dutch brand Smooff The young Dutch brand ‘Smooff’ produces lounge products that fit their slogan ‘Live life the easy way’ So far they sell lounge cushions and picknick-bags. I was asked to design the next product for their portfolio

Personal Design Challenge Het ontwerpen van een lichtbron en warmtebron die consumenten in staat stelt op elke dag van het jaar buiten te ‘smooffen’

`Smooffen`

moodboard

Smooffen is jezelf verwennen en genieten. Genieten van het moment, van het weer, van de omgeving, van het gezelschap, van het eten, van de drank, van het boek. Kortom, smooffen is op en top qualitytime!


After analysing the brand, the target group with their needs and wishes the current market,

I designed the 'Smooff

Firepod'

product flyer


designing for everyone waiting in the public realm


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industrial design at TU Delft 2009 Interaction Design

stumble upon...

An interactive bus stop


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An interactive bus stop

This public furniture is a continuous screen. How?

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On this screen images appear when people appear.

Upon approaching the screen will connect to your smartphone and show images matching your interests

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On your smartphone you can ‘like’ an image and that one will grow bigger on the screen

A second person approaches the screen and his images appear

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An image that you both like will shift towards the middle; showing your mutual interest

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A chance to stumble upon a person with a same interest as you


designing for woman who are realists, but not afraid to dream


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Fashion Design

at Istituto di Marangoni in Milano, Italy 2004-2005 One Year Intensive Course teachers: Diana

seeking the combination of opposites

finding a brandname, choosing a targetgroup, writing a brandbook, designing a collection, the first steps of my own brand...


BOAM, bounce on a memory ......... Facing the real world

Living everyday life

Beiing a part of a multicultural world, in wich we see cultures fade away and see new cultures born Driving in the middle of the road in the hectic traffic all around the world The constant moving of the world, with its nature, people, art and culture this moving makes dreams this never resting moving creates a space for dreams Never stops the research for new, for more discovering life beyond his boundries Memories are creations from dreams are fundamentle for dreams makes dreams

Basic nature

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fire

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and the basc nature rules

bounce on a memory


designing like Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren


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Fashion Design

at Istituto di Marangoni in Milano

2004-2005 One Year Intensive Course teachers: Diana,

discovering the creative mind of someone else

Imagining that I could be the Dutch fashion design duo Viktor&Rolf, I designed a collection in their name.

I admire them for their Dutch down to earth, but at the same time conceptual designs. I love their ability to create a feminine silhouette with masculine clothes.

Viktor&Rolf’s collections are strongly dominated by a theme - I chose the theme debutant ball


2/2010 - 6/2012

Master Architecture, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands

8/2010 - 2/2011

Erasmus Exchange Landscaping, RWTH Aachen, Germany

9/2009 - 1/2010

Transfer Semester to Architecture, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands

9/2005 - 10/2009 Bachelor Industrial Design, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands 6/2009

Summer School Interior Design, Parsons New School of Design, New York, United States

8/2007

Summer School Architecture, Architecture Association, London, United Kingdom

9/2004 - 5/2005

One-Year Fashion Design, Istituto Marangoni, Milan, Italy

9/1998 - 6/2004

Gymnasium, Willem de Zwijger College, Bussum, the Netherlands


Barbara Dirks

Amsterdam, the Netherlands bardirks @ gmail.com +31 6 54 64 77 38 october 2012


on my way to discover more about people and their needs

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