DANIEL BEHRO P O R T F O L I O
I BIOGRAPHY II UNIVERSITY PROJECTS ZAN - Basics Family housing Moulded in Mikulov Hearth beat III PERSONAL PROJECTS Reinforcement collection Perforated table City furniture
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â€žA feeling of beauty is a sign that we have come upon a material articulation of certain of our ideas of a good life.â€œ
Alain de Botton
DANIEL BEHRO 3 June 1997
Czech Republic, Brno UK, Brighton +420 736 510 111
I am a third year student who fully devoted his life to architecture. I like to think about it as an exploration and a way to fulfill my fantasy. I am always interested in learning new techniques and I am happy to keep with modern computer era as well as making drawings and models old school way to keep tradition of the craft going. Working in workshops is the best way for me how to be literally in touch with materials and reality, although I found myself flying in unreal. I am never satisfied with my work, apparently because I am questioning every move I make and I want everything be as much precise as it can get. Since I need to be in process of making I like to make my own things beside university, small projects which keep me sane and give me experience and skill for my future life in scale 1:1. I would like to be part of making something bigger.
3. YEAR, ERASMUS PROGRAMME, BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE, UK
2018 - NOW
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, CZECH REPUBLIC
2016 - NOW
WHAT DO I LIKE? I used to skate a lot (i still do sometimes). And skateboarding is somehow connected to architecture which was always in my heart. Architecture gave me sense of community, it gave me people which I can talk to about meaning of life, debate which art is the best, travel through world visiting all of the Le Corbusier buildings or go to industrial techno or rock music events. But I still enjoy my cup of tea with architectural books or watching cult movies alone. Architecture gave me all these nice insights and I am thankful for that!
LONGBAY COLLAGE, AUCKLAND, NEW ZELAND, DESIGN AND GRPAHICS, EXCHANGE PROGRAMME GYMNÁSIUM MATYÁŠE LERCHA, BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC
2012 - 2016
ACHIEVEMENTS BOHUSLAV FUCHS STUDENT AWARD BEST STUDIO Tutors: Ing. Arch. Barbora Horová Ing. Arch. Jan Veisser Ing. Arch. Jan Hora
LANGUAGE CZECH ENGLISH
NATIVE SPEAKER C1 CERTIFICATE
EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP, RAW STUDIO, BRNO Ing. Arch. Ivan Wahla Ing. Arch. Tomáš Rusín
SKILLS AUTOCAD ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP ADVANCED RHINOCEROS ADVANCED INDESIGN ADVANCED VRAY INTERMEDIATE PHOTOSTUDIO / LIGHTROOM INTERMEDIATE REVIT INTERMEDIATE ILUSTRATOR BEGINNER SKETCHUP BEGINNER
U N I V E R S I T Y
P R O J E C T S
Tutor: Ing. Arch. Jiří Palacký Ph.D. 2016/17
ZAN - BASICS OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Row three-storey library building is inspired by movement. The concept is based on jump and it is reflected in look and layout of the library, especially in displacement of floors. The building feels uncertain as jump itself. In the middle of library is atrium which is going through every floor and ends with skylight. Heights of ceilings are smaller each floor. It represents jump relief. Front of the building is made of PROFILITS and layout is based on same jump relief concept. Ground floor is made for borrowing and information point, in middle is space for sitting, projecting or exibitions.
South facade view
Tutor: Ing. Arch. Jiří Palacký Ph.D. 2017/18
FAMILY HOUSE BESIDE RIVER
In a small village, lies a beautiful natural park with river, this park is getting flooded once in every 100 years and it is where family with one children lives. You couldn´t tell from the road side what this brick wall and brick box hide, unless you enter the only one gab in this wall. But if you try to enter, semitransparent wall will give you little insight what is behind but will lead you in other direction. You can follow this wall and end up in front of small symbolic plant and from there you can enter to the studio or you can take a turn around the wall, where the whole beauty of the nature will emerge. Small patio before you enter to the house gives you a plenty of time to fully admire this scenery and many possibilities where to go. You can end up pulled by the nature and taking the stairs to under the building where it gives you chill and shadow from hot summer sun and where a pool imitates the river and takes of your sweat.
Just above your head someone entered the house walked around the window where Poison Ive pierced the building and brought nature right in the middle of family life. To make things better you can watch sunset while you sit and drink your coffee.
Tutor: Ing. Arch. Barbora HorovĂĄ Ing. Arch. Jan Veisser Ing. Arch. Jan Hora 2017/18
MOLDED IN MIKULOV
At the border of new and old. In area where hot sun is letting to grow the best vine grapes on the cascade hills and where buildings made of mud are being melt by this sun, there is a place for living with beautiful view on the Mikulov castle.
This barrier with only narrow path between them ask you and make you to come and investigate as it doesnÂ´t show you its secrets. When you walk further between near walls, two bridges connecting each building stretch
The building is made as a two rock resembling giant masses defending people from this particular view, in order to keep this beauty. While on the other side it opens towards the sun with their roof gardens and windows. facade made of mud painted to white colour put this building in surrounding context, although the mass and the shape is more brave.
over you and when you walk around a corner open spaced garden and the life of the building will be shown to you. And finally here you can enter to the building itself or enjoy the heat of the sun. Entry from the other side of the property lead you into the roofless room below ground of the garden. Combination of smells from early vine and bbq fills this space separated from the outer world. It started to rain, but it doesÂ´t stop your soiree and you move it into the old original vine cellar.
Tutor: Graham Perring 2018/19 in progres
HEARTHBEAT OF THE CITY
Pool valley in Brighton is not very pleasant place, i would even say it is ill part of the city speaking of city as oranism and body. History was taken from it, it was destroyed and it is abandoned from any social interaction. It is a tumor of the body which can be cured. I am asking, can it be cured by water? I proposed a design inside of the Pool Valley which is based on my previous research about circulation of blood in body as a circulation of people in cities. A living organism between the buildings should attract attention to this significant place as a place of connection with other cities.
This place should be clearly seen as a station for people who are arriving in Brighton by bus for first time. And for people waiting it should give them shelter and short-Wvvterm inviting accomodation, maybe with places to sit and enjoy coffee or other refreshments.
P E R S O N A L
P R O J E C T S
In this project I used concrete reinforcement as a main structure for furniture which fulfill purpose of the object (table, chair) and gives it a little more than just that. This project was made for a good friend. This friend represents embodying connection between nature, coffee and intellect.
2018/19 still in progres
There are multiple ways how to use any raw construction material for any different purpose. I like to think about, how architecture construction can intermingle with its inner space. Cheap and massively produced prefabricated objects can be used as a material for constructions not just engines or shells of the buildings but it can be used in countless applications.
I find a beauty in this transparency and ability of thin structure hold an adult body when it is used wisely.
BOARD GAME COFFE TABLE
The first attempt to make some of my projects real and actually made. Table composed of perforated oak 50 millimetres thick desk and steel frame legs joined together is my exploration of how parts and certain materials fit together. For a surface i tried magnetic paint and baked in the industrial oven for this purpose. Perforation wasnÂ´t intended to be functional in the first place, but after i made it i realised it can be used as a board for a game, for instance
battleships or similar games. I am planning to develop some game in the future.
PRAGUE STREET FURNITURE
Competition for the capital city of Czech republic. Design of new Prague street furniture, containing benches bike stands and street bins. Used concrete block and its heaviness is contradictory to light steel semi transparent frames. Coldness of steel can be overlayed with timber warm planks which can be replaced according to their damage from everyday use.