benjamin mashford architecture | portfolio
My name is Benjamin Mashford. The following portfolio contains selected works and insight into the broad spectrum of work I have undertaken throughout my studies and work experiences at various offices around the world in places such as Sydney, Copenhagen, Ă…rhus, Ghent, Olso, Trondheim and Barcelona. Whilst still maintaining a pragmatic approach still allowing the playful experiementation into the scope. Throughout my studies and life experiences through travels I have obtained and honed a variety of skills sets, which I feel has left me with a better understanding of architecture and its place. My architectural approach is dependent upon creating a form that is program specific but also responsive to site but able to adapt to new and continual evolution of our built environment.
BM BENJAMIN MASHFORD
English- Native speaker - fluent
Dual Australian/Maletese citizen
Danish- Intermeidate - conversational
Spanish- Intermediate - converstaional
Catalan- Basic Maltese- Intermediate - conversational
I am a curious and engaged learner. I am highly driven to utilise and build upon my skills and engage in new experiences. I work well under pressure and tight time constraints and will do everything in my power to meet a deadline.
Advanced Proficient on both Mac and PC, physical model making, sketching, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, SkechUp, Revit Architecture, Rihno, AutoCAD, Vray, iMoive, Microsoft Office.
Intermediate 3Ds Max, Premier Pro, ArchiCad
• I am a great listener and an active and curious learner. • I am driven to achieve my goals. • Am open to new experiences and enjoy working with others from different cultures and backgrounds. • I maintain a strong awareness of current situations of my surrounds. • I love learning new things every day and sharing them with others. • I have a good attention to detail.
2008 - 2011
Oakhill College Castle Hill;
Postgraduate MSc in Urban Design Speciality at the University of Copenhagen.
2012 - 2015/16
I have always been interested in the creative arts and interested in taking a hands on approach to projects. I enjoy working in expressing thoughts through various different techniques which have enabled me to gain a greater understanding of the aesthetic properties and how to utilise materials.
EDUCATION Bachelor of Architectural Studies, The University of New South Wales. Fall Semester of 2010 on Exchange to the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. 09 . 2011 - 02 . 2012
MAA Arkitektskolen i Århus RIBA PART II 20122015/2016
Year 7 - 12 - 2001 - 2006 Achievements • Outstanding Achievement in receiving a nomination for the 2006 DesignTech Powerhouse HSC Design and Technology exhibition.
Activities, Workshops and Publications
• Winner International competition Port Centre
• Member and representative of the SONA
society for architects. • Member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) 2008- 2011. • Exchange to NTNU Norway for study 2010. • NTNU Urban Design Studio conducted with Edzo Bindels from West 8. • Workshop and critique at Ecole des Beaux Arts with OMA Partner Clement Blanchet 2011. • Architectural workshop on “Temporay Urban Spaces” with Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) 2013.
Barcelona 2012-13. • Second place Invited competition hospital St Pau museum, Barcelona, 2014. • FAD Awards 2013. España. • Pixar animation studio 25 year museum. • Member of Arkitekt Foreningen. • Pre-Qualified Skovlunde Competition 2014. • Århus Architecture school Afgang exhibition 2016. • Finalist New Architrecture school Arhus 2017 • Winner Invited compeition Jåttå, Stavanger compeition 2018.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 01 . 2018 - Present
SPOL Architects - Oslo and Sau Paulo
01 . 2018 - Present
Hellingark - Olso www.hellingark.no
03 . 2017 - 12. 2017
OYO Architects - Ghent
09 . 2016 - 11 . 2016
A-L-L Atelier Lorentzen Langkilde - CPH
04 . 2016 - 09. 2016
SLETH Architecture and Planning- Arhus
03 . 2015 - 07. 2015
Stewart Hollenstein Architects - Sydney
03 . 2014 - 08 . 2014
ADEPT Architects - Copenhagen
09 . 2013 - 03 . 2014
BOPBAA Architects - Barcelona
REFERENCES • Rakel Helling • Kasper Lorentzen • Søren Leth • Rasmus Therkildsen • Iñigo Azpiazu • Martin Krogh
BOPBAA Project Architect ADEPT Partner
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Green Square Library
Pixar 25 años
BCN, MAD, ZAZ 080
Axio es un Port
2.1 Filmbyen ÅRHUS 074
UniverCITY TRONDHEIM 088
TYPE Invited compeition PROGRAM Mixed, cultural, housing, commerical. YEAR 2018 AUTHORS Helling arkitekter LOCATION Holmestrand, Norway STATUS Waitng resutls.
“The City under the Mountain”, Holmestrand is especially related to woodworking, sailing ships and the aluminum industry. The site is composed of several plots that sharpley angle in the property boundaries. Challenging the site contains three older buildings with historical preservation value. The current guidelines and wishes from the municipality s to include a large public plaza ‘Backe Gabrielsen plaza’. Aiming to create an attractive quarter with good qualities and environment, where people in different phases of life want to live and establish themselves Plus to create spaces ana new neighborhood for the active, the cultural with access to the water, with boating, swimming, water sports, and views to the fjord. identity-creating architecture that responds to the site as well as preserving the identiy and serve as an icon for Holmestrand.
Identifying hat one of the exitsting buildigns held signifcatnt value to the identity of the Holmestrand we proposed to transform and adaptively fill the existing shell of the Kulboden building with reidential, communal garden and cultural programs. Creating a plinth to house the required above ground parking wrapped on the edge with commercial the housing volumes prediminatily site a top the plinth. A mix of row housing and apartments the form of the residential volumes draw form the context of pitched roofs the volumes take a variation of the wooden cladd ptiched roof builgins that surround the site and the waterfront and more driectly the exisitng. Kullboden opens up to the sea front and offers a unique venue for restaurant activities, with the possibility of a small cultural scene or cinema.Together with the staircase in Bache Gabrielsen’s space, and an open-air exhibition to the east and south of Kullboden, the area becomes the cultural main square in Holmestrand.
Building materials breaking in scale. The shades of traditional colors and sloping ceilings create a modern and informal impression for public passenger and a series of social meeting places with a different character.
Movement through the plot. The location of the buildings allows for movement throughout the area. The port is connected to the city. The site is connected to the train station.
Culture / Nutrition / Office
Building forms allow sight lines through housing and views for each build to the sea
Movement through the site
Green lungs too residents on the plateau with housing
Culture with parking attached to the water and existing commercial area
New Aarch: Aarhus School of Architecture
TYPE International 2 phase Compeition PROGRAM Education YEAR 2016-17 AUTHORS Atelier Lorentzen Langkilde (A-L-L) COLLABORATORS Bruno Happold Engineers LOCATION Godsbanen, Aarhus STATUS Second place
Architecture needs space to unfold the gems of light and shadow, materiality and proportions. We envision a school of architecture as an open honest framework of halls for architecture with a high volumes for maximum space. The aim is to create simple cost efficient halls based on a simple structural system to give as much space for architectural thinking, learning and experiments as possible inside the given budget. The aim is to give: – Maximum focus and opportunities for a free flow of ideas, creativity and experiments – Organisation of the program into a robust layout – Open possibilities and maximum freedom to make your own interior layout. – Elasticity for future change of program and room sizes.
– Occasionally shift functions from student space to workshops space – Research by design at workshops as well as at your table. The different halls are created as a reflection of the functional program Hall’s for Lecture, Workshop, Students, Staff etc. and together they form an open structure for investigation, experi- mentation and prototyping ready to unleash the creativity. The untouched Green Wedge The site is an inspiring unplanned spread of ideas and creativity, and we envision an open and inviting school of architecture collaborating and contributing to Godsbanen, Institute for (x) and the Green Wedge.
– Viewing point
GODSBANEN New grenary
Skovgaardsgade Red concrete Lighting tower Building plot Corten steel edging
Large format on-site cast concrete Entrance Expo Hall
Corten steel edging
Bike parking 30
Street art wall
8.3 Expo Hall Waste
Fire exit / Access balconies 7.1 Casting yard Red sedum Roof terrasse for artist dwelling
7.4 Short-term parking
Access lecture hall
7.5 Disability parking
Bike parking 280
Landscape / pavement tests Slideing gate
Solar panels for chargeing electric bikes and service
Green bike parking
AARCH HALLS Roof labedarium
8.2 Unheated Hall
Bike Hub 60
Corten steel edging
7.2 Outdoor workshop
Taxi / Drop off Display of architectural models
Institute for (X)
Access Casting workshop
Carl Blocks Gade
Fire exit / Access balconies
Access workshop street
Tamped gravel Lighting tower
Entrance Unheated Hall
contemporary pavilion under construction 7.8 Miscellaneous
Workshop terrasse Media display
Entrance Unheated Hall
Fire exit / Access balconies Bike parking 30
Access workshop street
Outdoor Work bench area
Bike parking 60
Goods delivery and waste mangement
Temporary testing landscape
Fire exit / Access balconies
Kitchen garden Tamped gravel
Landscape / pavement tests
THE GREEN WEDGE
Corten steel edging
Site plan with add-ons
Framework module with minimum cores
Open balconies inside and out
The media displays
The Great Hall
Common Halls and Workshop
The workshop halls are positioned among the North, South and West facades for maximum interaction and direct connection with the outside workshop areas and city towards the West an South. The Unheated Hall is placed here with direct connection to the indoor and outdoor workshop spaces. The casting yard is also placed at the main outdoor workshop area.
The common functions are into clear sides - a side for practical workshops and a side for relaxation and theoretical studies.
The ground level is open and interweaving with the urban fabric though the orientation of the functions and connections. Workshops, Lecture Hall and cafes are situated at the ground floor and studios, staff, lecture on upper floors.
The lecture halls and the cafe with outdoor setting is located out to the green wedge and main public entrance with direct access to the Hub.
Open Framework of Hall’s The framework of the Hall’s embraces a cost efficient pre-cast structural concrete system with the large spans and high volumes designed for hands-on and 1:1 architectural work that continuously alters with the students and staff.
Workshop ground hall
The Studio Halls
The Staff Halls
The Lecture Halls
The Halls are characterised by the high ceiling heights and largely column free spaces. The Precast concrete slabs with 12 meter spans create hug he workshop halls throughout the entire school. The strutter gives the school a strong honest identity and atmosphere where workshop areas and study spaces are part of the same open super structure.
With no internal fire escapes, for more spatial flexibility, the balconies are important part of the buildings main vertical logistic and interweave with the urban fabric. All studios have their own street entrance! The Media Displays The Media Displays are designed as the connecting central staircase with adjustable shelves and showcases.in the Great Hall. It connects all levels from street to roof - terrace.
A series of combined stairs and flexible storage systems connect from the building vertically form the ground level to the roof garden. Each stair would have its own theme of display with a custom designed shelf and showcase system perfect for the exhibited items. The display stairs could be: - Current and ongoing student projects. - Collection of older student projects. - The AAA art collection.
Viewing point from Godsbanen Large format on-site cast concrete
8.3 Expo Hall Carl Blocks Gade
New Greenary Casting yard Rainwater treatment
8.2 Unheated Hall Roof light
AARCH HALLS Workshop Terrasse
Light mast Roof lapidarium
Display of architectural models
THE HUB Balconies
Entrance Unheated hall
Outdoor seating Institute for (X)
7.5 Disability parking Media display
Wood workshop Goods delivery and waste mangement
Main entrance Lecture spaces Eksist. railway tracks
7.4 Short-term parking
Green bike parking Media space
Solar panels for chargeing electric bikes and service
Tamped gravel Dining
Existing landscape Light mast
Outdoor eating Temporary testing landscape
New Street Preserved building
THE GREEN WEDGE
Isomertric from South
An Open urban fabric New Aarch is designed as a cube open in all directions with workshops and shared function in street level connecting inside and outside including landscapes for workshop and recreation. The landscape is soft and green out to the Green Wedge and the main entrance is hard and robust to the West.
SECTION B - B
Roof lapidarium Roof light
Balcony Lecture space Wooden frame
Staff Fire and access stair
Balcony Lecture space
Visible installations Media display
THE GREAT HALL Mobil crane
Balcony Unheated hall Media space
Mock Up Hall Traveling Crane
Wooden frame media bar Fire and access stair
Large gate Media display
Vestibule Outdoor Seating
NEW STUDIOS: Open balconies inside and outside. Open balconies and light stairs are attached to the concrete framework connecting the levels to the Great Hall. The architecture is mirrored on the outside though open balconies which gives the halls direct outdoor access.
Fire exit / Access balconies Slideing gate towards Skovgaardsgade
Fire exit / Access balconies 1.4 Casting workshop
1.3 Metal Workshop
.6 Robot Workshop
1.5 3D Print5
Street art wall
.1 Lecture space Curtain
Art and artchitecture exhibition model
Travelling Crane Slideing door Leser Cutter
Storage Clean robotics
Work bench Casting Waste
6.7 Furniture depot
1.1 Mock Up
Bar and reception area
Media Display wall 1.7 Spray Room
6.6 Toilet facilities Lounge
1.10 Wind Lab
Travelling Crane 1.13 Temporary storage 6.4 Changing HC room Shower
Water jet cutter
6.12 Main Installations room
1.2 Wood workshop
6.4 Changing room
Reception 6.5 Cleaning room Information board Elev.
Elev. 6.11 Cross Fields
6.9 Depot for operation
4.1 Dining space Machines high sound Work bench
CoffeĂŠ Possibel noise wall
6.9 Depot for operation
Possibel noise wall
Machines low sound
6.3 Goods Reception Out door seating Storage
Storage 6.1 PorteÂ´s
7.3W aste and container
6.2 Production Kitchen
6.13 Sprinkler room
Fire exit / Access balconies Slideing Door
Fire exit / Access balconies
Out door seating Outdoor Work bench area
LEVEL + O
Goods delivery and waste mangement
Section A - A Trough HUB
Dining Preserved building
Architectural models Outdoor seating
Level + 1
Level + 2
Wooden Frames- Idea catalogue
Storage and workbar
Facade mock up tests
TYPE Invited compeition PROGRAM Master plan, housing YEAR 2018 AUTHORS Helling arkitekter COLLABORATORS Topic Arkitekter LOCATION Jåttå, Stavanger, Norway STATUS Winner
Jatten is an old cultural landscape with exciting and varied landscapes and interesting history. The area has many and rich archaeological finds that show traces after people and settlements all the way back to the Stone Age. Good sun, with good views. maximising car-free areas. The buildings will be the best of an optimal housing mix and could have a development in phases. The utilisation of the area will be increased by 20% compared to current regulation. Ringen The grid ring that encloses the subfields serves as a link between the area and different qualities around. It will serve as a recreation and sports zone for both residents and visitors, and can connect to the nearby 7,7km long Jattatur to the west of the area. In addition, existing qualities can be highlighted and packaged, and new collection points created.
The ring also has qualities that can create a strong concept for the new district. The ring works as a collective and a boundary element and inspires many different concepts; Norwayâ€™s longest playground. Tour of the Viking history. Sculpture Ring. Cluster farmstead The overall concept of the project is based on the Klyngetunet, which is a historical and characteristic settlement form in Western Norway. The building structure that the cluster tunets represent may be an inspiration source and model for modern housing construction.The group of residents ranges widely, from young workers, families with children to the elderly. It is therefore necessary to offer housing with variations in size, type, location internally and price. The clusterâ€™s structure with a combination of different typologies facilitates one such housing mix in every single stage of construction.
JÂ Â no rd: kala lo kse
hester/dyr bie kasser
GÂrder: kort reist mat
kultur gÂrden blomsterkunst
uteyoga / dansurban keplass le
skogsle keplass infotavle
treningsl ¯yfe akebakken
Ungdomsgeilen: turatur og n
interests / passions / particulariprofessional
Roads and Plots
Links and connectors between the Tun
Dyrketun The project is made up of 8 building clusters, which contain each its local neighbourhood. The neighbourhoods are located and adapted to the buildingâ€™s size and are built up with different character and consist of different landscape types and vegetation. Form, structure, size and volume are well proportioned and modelled for human scale.
TYPE Winner Compeition PROGRAM Government Office YEAR 2017 AUTHORS OYO Archtiects COLLABORATORS COBE Engineers LOCATION Jabbeke, Belgium STATUS Approved permit
Awarded first prize the Jabbeke Gementeehuis (Town Hall) is an extension to the current protected Gementee government building. The new extension is to house new meeting areas, reception, terrace, staff canteen, personal office and flexible and active office spaces for the workers. You enter from the existing entry to the building remains as the entrance and maintains a pathway through from existing building to new addition marked by a walkway open to the exterior patio. The organisation of the work spaces and meeting room spaces are along and wrapping the south and south east facades to maximise natural light exposure. The existing building internal plan also changes with the removal of several walls to open up and create new spaces.
FORM The form of the roof structure is seen as a re interpretation of the pitched context buildings roofs. The facde is series of evenly spaced vertical lamellas wrap all the facades with accents of solid sections to give shading and privacy for the upper floors. The south facade on both floors a curtain wall system allowing maxmum light into the workspaces.
Ground floor organisation
First floor organisation
Knokke Football Stadium and Clubhouse
TYPE Winner Competition PROGRAM Sport/Master plan YEAR 2017 AUTHORS OYO Architects LOCATION Knokke Football Club, Knnoke, Belgium STATUS Currently in Execution phase
Situated to the North West of Ghent the project was an open competition for the Master plan and development of the Knokke sports club training facilities, club house sports hall and sports grounds. The master plan was to design and create a network of pathways and amenities to link the Football, Hockey grounds and clubhouses with common pubic spaces and open areas. There is also the designing connecting of a new sports hall used for indoor sports such as football, basketball, volleyball and badmington. The goal was to create a sports campus for the club. My role was primarily in the football stadium and clubhouse design and representation of various elements in the whole design.
Entry and reception
Bar and restaurant
TYPE Professional Comission project PROGRAM Resiential YEAR 2016 AUTHORS Sleth Planning and Architecture a/s COLLABORATORS Arkitema Arkitekts LOCATION Risskov, Aarhus STATUS Under construction
Located in the North of Aarhus in close proximity to the Risskov forest the site is a integral element in the newly master planned area of Risskovbrynet. The new neighbourhood is planned to combine diversity in apartment typologies, including terraces houses, and one to three bedroom apartments. The body of the building is gently curved as an interpretation of the local plans intentions to create both â€“ variations and coherency. Facade of the building is composed as gradient made of elements that change tone from light to dark. This gradual colour variation is used to create more subtile constrasts than neighbouring buildings.
The landscape is intended as naturally grown grass and plants in different heights and colours. The approach ensures consistancy and minimal maintenance for the outdoor areas. Courtyard located inbetween the houses is designed as a coherent urban surface which brings buildings together.
Clear elements Existing potentials Housing Quality Social diversity
Views Community Connection with the terrain
1 1. Aarhus Bugt kystlinie - Blåt 2. Risskov - Grønt 3. Bryggervej - Blandede
Divers and varied architecture Local plan visual identity forms a town with many types of identities and architectural moods.
Colour expression Expression ‘Big is bad’
Bad 5,7 m2 Bad 5,7 m2 Entré 5 m2
Værelse 10 m2 Stue/køkken 35 m2
Entré 5 m2
Værelse 14 m2 Gang 3,5 m2
Værelse 10 m2
Stue/køkken 37 m2
Værelse 13 m2
Værelse 8 m2
Boligtype B2 - V2 Brutto 100,6 m2
Boligtype B3 - V2 Brutto 85,5 m2
Alternative devices of occasions between module 47og 53rd Alter-bearing party walls.
The Metamorphosis of Medellin: Reclaiming infrastructure for adaptive reuse
TYPE Afgang Project Ã…rhus School of Architecture PROGRAM Culture, Education YEAR 09 - 2015/ 01 - 2016 AUTHORS Individual project COLLABORATORS Research with EAFIT University, Urbam, Ruta N LOCATION Medellin, Colombia STATUS Complete
Based in Medellin Colombia the project focuses on adaptive reuse and transformation including other current issues in the regeneration of Medellin. Located in comuna 8 in the hills of Medellin the project centres around reusing an abandoned water reservoir tanks previously serving the comuna with drinking and recycled water. The proposal is to transform these large disused prices of infrastructure into a new community center for the comuna. MEDELLIN CITY MODEL At local, national and international levels, a lot has been said about Social Urbanism and how it has evolved to consolidate an image of state interventions of what is known today as the Medellin Model. This concept is known for a series of physical interventions of an iconic and monumental nature, such as the Metro and its integrated system of buses, bicycles, tram and cables, â€œthe Integral Urban Projects â€“ These interventions are oriented towards the concretion of a city model,
which responds increasingly to external variables that are to co-inside with the demands of the cityâ€™s internationalisation. The proposal uses core concepts of adaptation, social regeneration, reuse of existing structure the concept of the project centres around adaptive re-use and social regeneration of a disused/inactive water reservoir site. Four large disused concrete water tanks, inaccessible by the general public as the site is surrounded by a large high fence and disconnected from the 4 bounding streets and is only used by maintenance crew from the utilities company. The four existing tanks would be repurposed to house programs for the community center. The overall program is a community centre and culture house with recreational facilities, and park to complement the nearby Library park and generate new space for community activity in the area. These principles suggest ways in which some of the other sites can be regenerated around the city.
8 1 3 6
COLOMBIA PARK BIBLIOTECAS
Existing in-ground tank
Existing large water tank
SITE PROGRAMS 1. EPM OFFICES AND ADMINISTRATION 2. SECURITY OFFICE 3. STORAGE 4. EPM ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION 5. COMMUNITY GARDENS 6. PUBLIC TERRACES 7. MAIN TANK 8. FLEXIBLE FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL COURT 9. LOOKOUT PLAZA 10. NEW URBAN PLAZA
No street access to site
Existing elements on site
Pull the site out of its boundaries
New Plaza level
New proposed circulations paths
New lookout platform
New green spaces
PLAZA ACTIVITY personal
19 18 17
14 16 15
1. STORAGE 2. MUSIC ROOM 3. READING ROOM 4. IT COMPUTER ROOMS 5. MULTI PURPOSE ROOM 6. GROUP ROOM 7. TEACHING ROOM 8. AUDITORIUM 9. READING ROOM 10. MEETING ROOM
Access and flows
11. GROUP ROOM 12. OUTDOOR CAFE 13. OUTDOOR AUDITORIUM 14. EXHIBITION GALLERY 15. WORKSHOP 16. EXHIBITON SPACE 17. WORKSHOP 18. WORKSHOP STORAGE 19. SERVICES 20. STORAGE 21. MILTIPURPOSE THEATER 22. SKATE PARK
Corten perforated panels
Framing Medellin through structure
Unity concept between existing and new
Programatically the project centres around communal facilities such as workshops, classrooms, communal gardens, a main theatre, that doubles as a cinema an recreational facilities such as a skate park housed in the old square water tank and above sites a 6-side football pitch with a set of basketball hoops at each end. The large water tank houses a theater for local performances and workshops in performing arts. Flexible in program inside the circular form allows for a theater as well as the doubling as a cinema space and can be transformed when required.
Existing site and context
LAYERS OF LARGE WATER TANK
READING ROOM GYM FLOOR SLAB
OUTER CIRCULATION RAMP
INNER CIRCULATION RAMP
PERFORATED METAL SHELL
Green Square Library and Plaza
TYPE First prize international competition PROGRAM Culture, Education, Urban space YEAR 09-2014/expected 2018 AUTHORS Stewart Hollenstein Architects COLLABORATORS Arup, Hassel, Stewart Archtiects, City of Syndey LOCATION Sydney, Australia STATUS In construction- Compeletion early 2018.
This allows for the large urban plaza to sit on ground level allowing for free moment across the plaza making access to the buildings either side of the plaza as well as creating a public meeting space in a dense urban setting. Submerged under the plaza are the book spaces, information desks, computers, reading spaces, reading garden, childrenâ€™s library and meeting rooms. The project acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the Green Square area in Sydney. The project was an international competition to design the first of several public projects in the new Green Square neighbourhood to generate economic growth and add housing to quench the ever growing housing demands in Sydney.
Simply the urban plaza is to be punctured by the elements of the library such stye entry triangle and the tower and the courtyard. Housed in the entry triangle was a cafe and general seating both indoors and out doors for the cafe and general activities. The tower contains two double hight reading rooms and exhibitions spaces. Above the reading rooms are meeting rooms and music rooms and at level 9 there is a large roof garden terrace and lookout space.
Plaza and “Community room”
Access and Flows
The public library was to integrate an urban plaza space to serve as a ‘community room’ for users of the library and the area. The concept developed for the proposal was to create a large surface area for the urban plaza punctured with the main library functions to be submerged below the plaza.
Reading room view to plaza
Underground level plan
Reading room section sketch professional
Entry triangle concepts
Entry triangle plans
TYPE Invited Competition PROGRAM Urban design, Culture and Education YEAR 2014 AUTHORS Internship at ADEPT COLLABORATORS Karres en Brands Landscape Architects LOCATION Skovlunde, Denmark STATUS Finalist
The invited international competition to the west of Copenhagen for the urban activation and densification for the Skovlunde region. For the railroad town, itâ€™s both about what the region that it is part of the offer, and how each city is able to exploit its potential and create new and attractive qualities. In a city region of a certain size - which Skovlunde is part of - will among the individuals and households always perform many different combinations of preferences, which allows for the city to be successful with a particular combination of qualities.In order to form the basis of the best possible quality for a diverse, safe, exciting and attractive urban living is proposed primary lever divided on 3 main strategies: a strategy for new connections, a strategy for Skovlunde center and a strategy
for the design of new settlementâ€™s typologies. 1 - Skovlunde links, 2 - Skovlunde center, 3 - Skovlunde typology. The three strategies together form the vision for Skovlunde center and aims to ensure the urban qualities of the large-scale qualities for the good and safe urban life at eye level: The vision of a reunited Skovlunde. Througout the competition I was involved from start to finish, starting with research on the site and then to concept generation/development and then on to the final production.
CENTRAL CONCENTRATION - PAST Centralised concentration of urban functions and urban life in the city centers.
GREEN IN THE CITY
CONCENTRATION-off - TODAY Punctual concentration on the new discount stores, sports and cultural centers and landscape subdivisions.
TRADE, USES AND MEETING PLACES
FUTURE SKOVLUNDE TOWN CENTRE Planning the question is not to contradict this pattern of development, but to support it with new hubs and connections.
Restoration of the back side
STRATEGY 1 Skovlunde relations City life is for better or worse partly emigrated from the traditional, centrally located downtown for decentralised meeting points - points in the periphery.
STRATEGY 2 Skovlunde center A robust and realistic reassuring master plan for Skovlunde center. To meet the diverse opportunities for development.
STRATEGY 3 Skovlunde Typology The development of new m2 in Skovlunde center provides opportunities for synergy between shopping, commercial and residential.
New Typology The proposal is working to create a special place bottom typology that optimise this relationship together with parking actively used to create good space in the city.
NEW CITY CENTRE
TYPE Commission PROGRAM Housing and public space YEAR 2014 AUTHORS: Internship at ADEPT COLLABORATORS Arkitektgrupen, Henry Jensen A/S LOCATION Odense, Denmark. STATUS Awaiting final details
The project aims to examine materiality within the context and historical setting. Situated in the centre of Odense Denmarkâ€™s third largest city hugging the rail lines. Currently the site sits somewhat lacking urban life and a derelict ground floor space that creates an insecure spaces. The vision is to take the existing historical part of the site and regain the traditional centre through intertwining the traditional and the super modern. The project revolves around the connection between the historical and modern culture of development, and weave Thomas B. Thrigesgade with the context. The project is a series super modern buildings, that partly on the basis of modern tools and technologies, as well on the basis of a conscious rejuvenation of the historical Odense centre will be part of a new vibrant
neighbourhood in the central city.The project celebrates at once the cityâ€™s unique history and future potential as a lively and playful minimetropolis for all. The houses or towers contain a variety of apartment sizes and contain a ground floor consisting of retail and urban plaza to activate the ground plane. The scale allows a dialogue to occur between the ground plane plus a somewhat intimate connection between the individual towers themselves. The various mixture of traditional vs modernist materials and building techniques interlaces the old and establishing a more contextual approach. This project allowed me to work with physical modelling of the context and the building in 1:200 detail as well as having creative and material detailing discussions and input at different levels of the project.
CONCRETE PAVERS MESH THE HISTORY Brick structure variation
THE SUPER MODERN Light and bright materials
TRADITIONAL vs MODERN
THE HISTORIC AND MODERN JOINED The project seeks to blend the historic with the modern, inspired by the no-longer existing original buildings.
THE HISTORY AND THE SUPER MODERN Designs inspired by TBT's historic buildings mixed with new modern look.
BALCONIES WITH SOL, TERRACES AND GARDENS OF ALL Work with south / west facing terraces for all occasions.
SIMPLE ORGANIZED AND DOUBLEORIENTED APARTMENTS A staircase to 2 apartments per floor and double oriented apartments for good lighting and layouts.
TYPE Invited Concurso/ Competition PROGRAM Public, Culture YEAR 2014 AUTHORS Internship at BOPBAA COLLABORATORS BAAS LOCATION Barcelona, EspaÃ±a STATUS Awaiting results
Mirall St Pau Hospital
The competition Sant Pau hospital undertaken was a collaboration with BAAS Studio to conceptualise and propose a scheme consisting of two parts. The first being the restoration of the interior and exterior structure of the pavilion to the Modernist design of Montaner. The second being the concept design and detail of the museum which was split into a further two parts. The exhibition uses both floors through the placement of a large central room that throughout the main space is divided longitudinally into two parts. The proposed museum aims to take advantage of the natural light that characterises the building, both on the ground floor to the toP. In areas where exposure to request a darkening of the space system or sieve to achieve this.The upper floor is dedicated to the Hospital de Sant
Pau, a commitment by modernity and the ground floor, the figure of the architect Lluis Domenech Montaner, his work and the project of the Hospital de Sant Pau. Visitors may begin the tour by either plans. Each of the rooms that are generated each hand, the explanation of the proposed buildings illustrating sections of the “Hospital de Sant Pau in the city “ and ”the patient in the Hospital of St. Paul“. Back on the other side of the large glass case in this area is a giant mirror placed in the middle of the space, visitors will enjoy the recreation room as it was conceived. The beds are reproduced and folded in the mirror and serve together to showcase, the exhibition display to support the medical and scientific contributions to the Hospital da Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
THE 2 PLANS
AXO PLANTA 1
TYPE Ã…rhus school of Architecture project semster 9 PROGRAM Culture and Education YEAR 09.2014- 01.2015 AUTHORS Individual studio project COLLABORATORS Supervison 3xn Kasper Guldager, GXN Lasse Lund. Teacher Niels Nygaard LOCATION Aarhus, Denmark STATUS Complete
The industrial harbour site holds a legacy as a regional powerhouse and sits next to the old energy plant building that now houses the Ă…rhus film studios and administration. The project proposal was to bean extension of approximately 4400 m2 to sit next to the current Danish state run televisions station Filmbyen. The location of the proposed extension is amongst the old industrial buildings of the harbour and create a hub of culture in close proximity to the new Media library, which has been zoned for the new harbour urban regeneration project. The overarching concept was to create two elements to illustrate the varying scales you find down at the old industrial harbour in Ă…rhus. The larger shell for the industrial oversized scale and the smaller
volumes inside as the residential scales found the south of the site. Inside the shell/frame layer there is the circulation space with allows the user to flow through and circulate and access the individual volumes all the way to the roof terraces. The stacked volumes acting as individual houses the box volumes are connected via a series of bridges and ramp systems. By encasing the stacked volumes the interior spaces and structure becomes protected from the harsh external environment and creates a protected enclosed space to inhabit. Throughout this project we consistently worked with Kasper Nielsen from 3XN and from Lasse Lind from the sustainability arm of GXN which encouraged the exploration of materials and their properties and possible uses.
METAL W ORKSHOP
EXHIBITION INFO RMALSPACE EXHIBITION
PAINT W ORKSHOP
TECHNICAL AREA AREA
WO OD W ORKSHOP
PLAN GROUND FLOOR
The overarching concept is based unon the understanding of the site in its context and the tyologies and porgrams that share its immediate context. The Site sits at a threshold of scales between the city and the industry of the port therefore the forms and tyologies of the various buidlings become filtered in their own way into and through the site.
THE RESIDENTIAL ‘SMALLER’
THE INDUSTRIAL ‘XL’
By shifting and organising the porgram volumes overlapping and layering over the other boxes the dreation of void or negtive A shell protecting the internal construction space orrcrus. These spaces in the frame takes anow identity its own. between createofless formally Housing the internalareas. structure the frame programmed also maintains its own climatic level as well as evoking 3 different atmospheres within the one structure. CONTEXT INFORMS THE OVERALL FORM OF THE BUIDLING
PO LYCARBONATE SHEL L
WOODEN COLUMN STRUCTURE SYSTEM
CIRCUL ATION RAMPS
GREEN ROOF TERRACES
CONCETRETE AND WOOD
GLAZING AND MASONRY
As we were conducting a studio with a regenerative approach we were encouraged to investigate â€˜Design for disassemblyâ€™ as a method of sustainability. To address this element I design the outer frame to be designed and constructed using glulam beams and columns cladded with polycarbonate panels to be easily deconstructed and re used.
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A WOOD GLULAM The structure will be constructed from a entro Q glulam columns and beams.
TYPE Commission PROGRAM Exhibition YEAR 2013/14 AUTHORS Intership at BOPBAA COLLABORATORS Cano Estudi, La Caxia LOCATION Barcelona, Madrid and Zarragossa, España STATUS Completed and opened
Pixar 25 Años Aniversario
Located at three Spanish cities at the la Caxia Museums in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona. The project is to celebrate the 25 year animation anniversary for Pixar. The concept remains the same for all three exhibitions although changing plan an detailing slightly to adjust to the various forms of museum spaces. The concept has been to make clear division of elements of films by PIXAR: Histories, Characters, Worlds (see opposite page); within the creative process of each of the movies that are shown. Access to Sala Grande is through a space introduction. From this first filter is accessed the Square Characters. The protagonists of this central sphere sculptures are arranged on raised pedestals, associated with each of the films,
offering a complete and simultaneous vision of the whole. Each of the bases or “tounges“ where the sculptures are located, is understood at first as a presentation on each of the movies. This generates a continuous base surface in the central portion shown as floating, sculptures on media metal crucible. In the zone access, is located between the exposition strategic ideas : the “homage” to its creator, John Laseter and his way of working, the PIXAR PROCESS.
MODULAR WALL DETAIL
MODULAR EXHIBITION FOR FILMS
TYPE 1st Prize Concurso/ Competition PROGRAM Museum, Public, Culture YEAR 2013-14 AUTHORS Internship at BOPBAA COLLABORATORS Estudi Cano, Sona, Port de Barcelona LOCATION Barcelona, España STATUS Constrcution Starting 2016
Això es un Port BCN
Holding a large geographical significance the Port of Barcelona and the city the Port Centre sits along at the low end of the axis from PlaĂ§a Cataluna down La Rambla to the waterfront. Technically on City port land the structure stands alone surrounded by large public spaces on three sides, on the back side a new proposed bar and restaurant are situated. Symmetrical and linear in form the building was the subject of an international competition to design and construct a new port museum with an addition of a terrace and bar. The competition was to re-establish the area of the â€œCity Portâ€? and its role in the urban fabric and overall significance to Barcelona. The weaving circulation for the exhibition established the way in which you experience the museum. The exhibition is segmented into four different zones, each area to represent the evolution of the port as
well as to show the various elements and history of the port. The elements are Port evolution (A1) where 5 tables are filled with physical models of the port and coastline of Barcelona, illustrating the various evolutions that the port has gone through over some 500 years to the current days. The ornamented archways are filled in with 3 light boxes. The second zone consists of several tables in which displays the port works and plans from books. The walls are adorned with light boxes with back light projection onto acrylic prints and photographs. I was involved in all areas from the initial concept development and to the final representation. Furthermore involving working with several other collaborators such as lighting designers, structural and industrial engineers, graphic designers, multimedia designers and architects.
PORT CENTRE BCN
PLAN WITH CAFETERIA
ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM
TYPE Bachelor Final project , Nordic Urban design studio PROGRAM Urban Design, Educational, Public, Culture YEAR 2010 COLLABORATORS A. Stenberg, F. Støreler, A. Lora, C. Langerock, Q. Meuro Supervisors Kirsten Hoger | Magnus Jørgensen LOCATION Trodheim, Norway STATUS Complete
The first urban design project I completed entailed lining the NTNU campus to the greater city of Trondheim. The project required responses to the ever-expanding population of the NTNU campus and its affiliates. Therefore a greater physical and mental connection between the campus and city was created throughout the identification and creation of clustering of city and campus themes. Identified is the potential to intertwine the main and largest NTNU Gløshaugen campus with the town centre of Trondheim, and while doing so also create a link to the main marterial road links of several of other affiliates to the campus. The strategy was to create movement hot spots or “nodes”
lining the city connection road Elkdegstta through the development of tram stations allowing access furthermore increasing diversity in the area. These “nodes” were to create links through programming different sections of the street to establish a new urban tissue. Of each node, there is a specific program that links back to the NTNU and the campus.
NEW DISTRICT NETWORK
MASTER PLAN SOCIAL NODE
SOCIAL HOT SPOT
Benjamin Mashford Dual Australian/Maletese citizen m: +4553403432 e: firstname.lastname@example.org