Page 1

EK www.elmaklara.com


House number one

Summer 2016 Concrete Maze

Winter 2016 Intergenerational Living

Winter 2017 Picea sitchensis

Summer 2018

3 - 10 11 - 18 19 - 28 29 - 42


Iceland Academy of the Arts Summer 2016

House number one In this course I had to work on an idea for a building on a plot chosen by my teachers. I explored the material implementation of an idea into a comprehensive building with the aim of using building technology, material awareness and identity solutions to support the concept. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the design process, on working with light and material awareness in the development of the building’s basic concept. I research and handled different construction materials to explore the possible combinations of materials, textures and their influence on their environment.


4


Home, the place where one lives permanently


6


third floor

second floor

first floor


section A-A

section B-B

section C-C

8


south-west view

north-east view

north-west view

10


Iceland Academy of the Arts Winter 2016

Concrete Maze In this course, the city is discussed and the characteristics of the urban environment researched. Focus is placed on how the environment is formed by powers which may be traced to social and environmental factors, where social, political and economic values are formative, along with geographical and meteorological factors. We gathered basic information to allow for a development of a methodology for knowledge creation, processing and communication. We came to the conclusion that this area is not appealing and people do not tend on stopping by for long. We found the root of the problem. These barriers or walls that divide up the space that make it difficault to get from one place to the other. These walls make up this concrete maze.


12


“The walls are closing in”


1:10.000

14


25% Entire area 56 714m2

Sidewalks 3 376m2

Roads 12 847m2

House masses 12 918m2

Walls and closed areas

0

16

5

10

15

20


12 Green area Asphalt

99,98% 75%

75%

0

Public Private 99,98%

0

Public Private

33%

907 Public Private

75%

Unbuilt Built

12

1 135

907

605

0

Green area Asphalt

12 75%

Public Private 99,98%

0

75% Green area Asphalt

Public Private

33%

12

0

99,98%

907

Unbuilt Built

1 135

907 12

12 99,98%

Green area Asphalt 33% 99,98% Unbuilt Built

Green area Asphalt

33%

Unbuilt Built

33%

1 135

75%

1 135

907

Unbuilt Built

Green area Asphalt

Public Private

33%

0

1 135

605 907

12 605 1 135 99,98%

Green area Asphalt

907 605

Unbuilt Built

605 33%

Unbuilt Built

1 135

605

The Walls Ground Floor Activity Commercial

18

605


Iceland Academy of the Arts Winter 2017

Intergenerational Living The main task of the course was to provide a foundation for theoretical and technical knowledge of sustainability and eco-friendliness in the context of design. We worked on the basic subjects of ecological methodology and engage with environmental elements and the relationship between design and nature by working on an assigned design task.Becoming familiar with methods of maping and analysing the multi-dimensional properties of the environment and social systems. I designed a multi generational house. The whole house is designed with three generations in mind, toddlers, university students and the elderly. The purpose of mixing these generations in one house is for them to interact with each other and to become a important part of our society. The children attend the kindergarten on the ground floor, but they also use the top floors for other activities, such as eating lunch, with the other two generations. The elderly and university students share the rest of the house, as well as apartment hubs, kitchen unit and bathrooms. I focused on having the shared spaces open and interactive between floors.


20


“Aftur verður gamall maður barn”


22


A

A second floor

A

A first floor


A

A

fourth floor

A

A

third floor

A

A half floor up

24


section A-A


grass roof insulation concrete cover

mineral wool flashing

precasted concrete slab surface

26


east view

south view

west view

28


Iceland Academy of the Arts Summer 2018

Picea sitchensis How can art and an artistic practice be an active force in society and in the forming of a place? The BA project this year is concerned with with forming a place in a specific society . The brief was titled Hveragerði - Artist Residency with an emphasis laid upon how important art and aritsts have been in forming this particular municipality, very much like the bubbling geysers which can be found there. The Sitka spruce or Picea sitchensis is the largest of all spruce species. Along the artists’ streets of Hveragerði is a residence for artists which is formed by the surrounding spruces, which are up to 20 metres in height. At first the building appears dark and coarse like the bark of the trees, but when the bark breaks from the tree something light and pure is seen inside, which is reflected in the building. As one approaches the building it appears to split apart, and one can enter on the ground floor, where there is a showroom, workshop and studio space. On the upper floor of the building is the artists’ residence, where they can enjoy solitude in peace and quiet.


30


Aerial View


32 1,8m

6m

20m


A

C

C

1

2

3 B

B

1. Showroom 2. Workshop 3. Studio

4. Common room 5. Laundry room 6. WC

5

6

First floor A

4


A

C

C

8

7 B

B

Second floor A

7. Apartments 8. Terrace

34


Section C-C

Section B-B


Section A-A

36


North-West elevation

South-East elevation

North-East elevation


¡ T h e h ow l T h e ve l o c i ty T h e b ra n c h es

Nearby Nature

L ay i n g P l a ce

Co m f y C a n o py

F i re Black Coa l

Hands Picknic Pea n u t s Picking up F i r s p r u ce t i ps

B l a n ke t F i rs F i rs F i r­s Linden Linden F i rs F i rs

M ea d ows Hidden Fo rest s S t rea m s T h e f l i c ke r i n gs T h e b l a z i n gs T h e a n g l es 38

- Ljubljana


40


Model 1:500


Model 1:50

42


Architecture portfolio  

A draft of my architecture portfolio

Architecture portfolio  

A draft of my architecture portfolio

Advertisement