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c o b b i n A : 33a Cloudesley Square, London, N1 0HN, UK | T : + 44 (0) 7763 668 608 | E : freya.cobbin@mac.com | DOB : 01/01/1987 2011-2013

Education University College London, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB, UK MArch Architecture: Distinction in design and thesis | RIBA Part 2

2005-2008

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, Cambridge, CB3 0AG, UK BA (Hons) Architecture: 1st Class | RIBA Part 1

2003-2005

The Latymer School, Haselbury Road, London, N9 9TN, UK A Level: Maths (A), Physics (A), Art (A), AS Level: French (A)

2010-2011

Selected Employment + Work Experience Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York, USA (2 years) _ Suzhou International Fortune Plaza, China [concept design - construction documents] | mixed-use 35-storey, 2-tower office building with retail podium: design, management + coordination responsibilities over 18 months including detailing, facade studies, modelling, presentations, client + consultant video conferences, 3D printing, sheet set management _ Fudan University Business School, China [competition] | programme planning, renderings, presentation boards _ São Bento, Brazil [design development] | 16-storey office building: detail facade studies, interior lobby design _ Suzhou city masterplan, China [schematic design] | high-rise, mixed-use urban masterplan: site analysis, concept design + development of 3 potential options _ KPF Marketing Dept | compilation of RFQs, publication design, editorial + coordination experience, research + marketing presentations to KPF partners + financial stakeholders regarding emerging architectural market in Latin America

2009-2010

5th Studio, London, UK (4 months) _ Stuart’s Road, UK [RIBA Stages A-C] | Site analysis + business survey for public realm improvement masterplan in Battersea _ Fatwalk, UK [RIBA Stage D] | design of bridges + lift connections across the ‘Fatwalk’ route in the Lower Lea Valley _ St. Ives housing, UK [RIBA Stage D] | planning application + design for residences in St. Ives (published in BD Magazine)

2009

T.R. Hamzah & Yeang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9 months) _ Green Architecture for the Future [exhibition] | office representative for exhibition launch in Denmark at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: poster + exhibition catalogue design, coordination of exhibition models + arrival of materials to exhibition _ Digi Centre, Malaysia [design development] | tender package drawings + client meetings for technology operation centre _ Ho Chi Minh City Masterplan, Vietnam [competition] | business park with residential masterplan _ Kuala Lumpur tower design, Malaysia [competition] | design concept reports for two separate mixed-use office towers _ Publications | coordination of design, printing + publishing for several of Dato’ Dr. Ken Yeang’s books including Vertical Ecoinfrastructure, The Ecodesign Dictionary + Ecoskyscrapers Volume 2: material collation, diagrams, illustrations, content layout + cover design, liaising between authors, editors, printers + publishers

2007

Michael Sparks Associates, London, UK (2 months) _ Bristol Industrial Park, UK [feasibility study] | material palette + tender package drawings for industrial park + office buildings


c o b b i n A : 33a Cloudesley Square, London, N1 0HN, UK | T : + 44 (0) 7763 668 608 | E : freya.cobbin@mac.com | DOB : 01/01/1987 2008-2013

Oxbridge Applications, London, UK (part-time, ongoing) _ Prospective university student tutoring, mock interviewing for a range of subjects, exam + interview preparation mentoring

2005-2007

Magdalene College Access Programme, Cambridge, UK (8 weeks) _ Worked closely with schools in the Merseyside district to promote higher education, inform students about bursaries + access schemes available when applying to university, organised + managed school visits, activities, tours for school children

IT Manual Languages Driving

Academic

Art, Design + Construction

Travel

Sports + Outdoors

Studio

Employment

Additional Skills CAD, graphics, admin: AutoCad, MicroStation, Rhino, SketchUp, V-Ray, 3DSMax, Adobe CS, MS Office, Mac + PC Hand drawing, photography, model making, paper architecture, textiles Fluent English, Intermediate French, Basic German Full clean UK/EU driving licence Achievements + Interests 2013 Dean’s list for Distinction in MArch | 2008 Cleary Prize for Architecture | 2007 + 2008 Magdalene College Scholarship + College Prize for Architecture | 2005 Headmaster’s award for active role on the Senior Pupil Committee + High A Level Aggregate Award Medellín Pavilion | workshop and construction of a partitioned pavilion model for the Museum of Modern Art Medellín, Colombia IFAC 2013 + 2012 | Workshop tutor at the International Festival of Art and Construction in Spain Cambodia village housing | 2 week building workshop to constructing replacement family houses outside of Phnom Pehn AA Design Charrette | group design competition for a mixed use, interactive public building in Holborn 2008 University of Cambridge Architecture Exhibition Committee | Programme design, sponsorship fund raising, exhibition design, layout + construction for end of year Architecture Exhibitions in both London + Cambridge 2007 Magdalene May Ball Aesthetics Committee | Ball programme + graphics design, event promotion, scenery design concept + construction, coordination meetings with treasurer, suppliers, consultants + printing companies _ I take a very keen interest in travel and have enjoyed visiting, working and living in various destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, the Americas and Australia. This has exposed me to a variety of different cultures, traditions and people all of which has opened my mind and inspired me to try new things. _ Regular exercise not only helps me to stay fit but increases my motivation and energy levels. At university I joined several college sports teams (rowing, netball, football, hockey, kickboxing) and gained two Half Blue awards for my achievements on the University Basketball squad. I now enjoy participating in activities such as capoeria, cycling, badminton and running. Referees Ms. Izaskun Chinchilla (Unit 22 Studio Master, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) A : calle Cyesa 3, 1ºdcha, 28017 Madrid, Spain | E : zaszaskun@yahoo.es Mr. Jamie Von Klemperer (Principal at KPF, NY) A : KPF, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, USA | E : jvonklemperer@kpf.com


Cartagena de Indias Harbour of Exchanges Cartagena de Indias, Colombia’s lackadaisical Caribbean port city, once the lucrative capital of New Granada thriving with an elite aristocratic population at the height of its Spanish occupation, is now rapidly emerging as a top international tourist destination. However behind the crumbling patina of its former colonial mansions and UNESCO certified coral ramparts, the city has witnessed a tumultuous past of foreign invasion, desecration, (re)fortification, slave-trading, cholera endemics and civil war, resulting in a conspicuous socio-racial divide that questions the acuity of its contemporary identity. Today the city stands testament to a rich layering of such historical narratives, expressed though a multitude of social, cultural, industrial and economic exchanges.


MArch Y5 BARTLETT: unit 22

national apprenticeship centre, Cartagena ONE CITY | THREE SITES | DESIGN OBJECTIVES: ENCOURAGING A KNOWLEDGE INTERCHANGE NETWORK + existing educational institutions and precedent studies - National Apprenticeship Centre programme introduction combining spheres of academia and practice based learning + street observation - clues to how Cartageñeros live everyday life with a large emphasis on outdoor living and public exchange + informal/ formal activity - a framework of knowledge interchange established around a combination of formal and informal architectural propositions (catalogue of learning) DESCRIBING THRESHOLDS OF INHABITATION + urban roofscape - phenomenological approach within urban Cartagena + planar geometry - single cut paper folding techniques instigated banded light studies, reversible planes of inhabitation and the proportions for a flexible building component + building components - spatial, social and environmental divisions related to various technological and socio-cultural systems

The Chronicles of the Indies left us countless others […] our so avidly sought and illusory land, appeared on numerous maps for many a long year, shifting its place and form to suit the fantasy of cartographers. -Gabriel García Márquez


Y5 MArch DESIGN : SITE A (LIBRARY + WORKSHOPS)


[SITE B] STUDENT CENTRE AND ADMINISTRATION : + wall and courtyards typological analysis based on site context + old soap factory walls are perforated to discover new site entrances + existing trees and park to the rear create a initiative for ‘outdoor rooms’ to be placed + environmental and material clues give each courtyard a unique user experience + the formal architecture interlinks outdoor rooms whilst considering the desired microclimate and conditions for specific programmatic zones + the vertical arrangement and threshold of enclosure of each courtyard relates to a particular understanding of the building’s site context, from the street in which is it located, or the neighbourhoods further afield


[SITE C] STUDENT ACCOMMODATION : + dislocated residential neighbourhood with vibrant informal activity presents opportunistic site for city integration through student residences + proposal exploits existing activity through enhancing a public forum for market space, outdoor sports and social gathering around dwellings + roofscape studies in combination with component implementation evolve to forge a customisable inhabitable roofscape to frame outdoor activity and house living quarters + centralised communal facilities constitute the building ‘spine’ with a variety of dwelling sizes and types spanning from this + single-cut pop up techniques led to an innovation in natural lighting and ventilation, and providing a connection between indoor/outdoor and public/ private domains

Y5 MArch DESIGN : SITE C


+ inhabitable exterior (roofscape/ facade) +

MArch DESIGN : SITE C


“Caribbean Paradise” - Hotel del Caribe

“the modern city” - Convention Centre and Bocagrande skyline

“the fortified city” - Calamarí bastions

“the picturesque city” - colonial mansions

A critique of tourist culture demonstrates the ability to fix notions of identity or heritage in a stagnant and artificial frame of reference, undermining many positive aspects of contemporary, ordinary life within the city. If the phenomenon of ‘paradise-seeking’ tourism has induced a complicated

social dynamic for Cartagena, the complexities posed by the heritage tourism industry are even greater, illuminating the variance between daily cultural practices and sites cultivated for tourists in general.

MArch THESIS : ‘IMAGES’ OF THE CITY


MArch Y4 BARTLETT: unit 17

tokyo waterworks bureau

The urban landscape of present-day Tokyo exists in a state of chaos. While there are of course a few swaths of tidy and aesthetically unified cityscape‌ the ordinary cityscape spreads out indefinitely in every direction. It is a chaotic jumble of shops, office buildings, apartments, and houses that lacks any sense of architectural order. -Terunobu Fujimori


Above: Tokyo Waterworks Bureau - Roof plan Left: Tokyo Waterworks Bureau - view from Sotobori Road


Above + Left: Tokyo Waterworks Bureau - module development sketch models


Kuala Lumpur | London | New York

work in practice


work in practice with 5th Studio Above: A13 connector - long section Left: A13 connector - 1:100 model


work in practice with KPF Above: Suzhou Huamao Masterplan - site analysis Left: 3 presented schemes at the concept design phase - scheme 2 selected for development


A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face. -Jorge Luis Borges

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