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GABRIELIUS VARNELIS lithuanian (EU) 1990 02 08

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0037065423469 gabrieliusv@gmail.com

Education 20 09/201 3 V i ln i u s G e d i m i n a s Te ch n i ca l U n i ve rs i ty, fa cu lty of a rch i te ctu re, Ba ch e lo r of A rch i te ctu re; 201 2 BAU HAUS U n i ve rs i ty We i m a r (E RASM US stu d e nt e xch a n g e p ro g ra m m e) 1 9 97/20 09 Ši a u li ų St. Ša lka u s k i o h i g h s ch o o l 1 9 9 9/20 04 Ši a u li ų m u s i c s ch o o l (F re n c h h o rn)


Organising contributions

Professional experience

2011/201 3 H ea d of Arch itectu re st u d e nt clu b (”ASK”) www.askas. lt

201 2 I nte rn at Au d ri a u s A m b ra s o a rch i te ct offi ce

2013 cu rato r a n d d esi g n e r of stu d e nt i d ea wo rksh o p : SI KO N XXVI “ KO N TA K TAS”

Skills

2011 h ea d cu rato r of stu d e nt i d ea wo rksh o p : S I Ko n XXIV “re Fo rma” 2010 vo lu ntee r at stu d e nt i d ea wo rksh o p : S! ko n XXI I I “Ga rgžd iški o p a rkas” 2011/201 3 cu rato r of Arnas D i n e i ka s c h o la rsh i p w w w.a rchfo n das. lt/lt/sti p e n d i ja 2010/2011 vo lu ntee r at Arch ite ktūro s [ p o ka l b i ų] fo n das, fi rst two se ri es of lectu re-ta lks fo r co nti n i o us p ro j ect; w w w.a rchfo n das. lt, Arch itectu re fu n d

Au to d e s k Au to ca d : e xce lle nt Au to d e s k Rev i t: e xce lle nt G ra p h i s oft A rch i ca d : b a s i c G o o g le Sketch u p +Vray: e xce lle nt Ad o b e Ph oto s h o p : e xce lle nt Ad o b e I llu strato r: e xce lle nt Ad o b e I n d e s i g n : g o o d Ad o b e Pre m i e re : b a s i c Co re ld raw: b a s i c D ri ve r li ce n ce

Languages L i th u a n i a n : m oth e r to n g u e E n g li s h : flu e nt G e rm a n : g o o d Ru ss i a n : b a s i c


Motivation

Personal attitude Architecture studies have taught me to embrace a deeper understanding of the environment surrounding us. Urban space works in complex and contradictional ways. It’s capable to bring changes beyond it’s material, transcendenting further than space. Hence with every design solution I try to bring something new and sensitive to the environment. Moreover, (I believe that) the process of the work is as important part of the design as the final result. It is essential to combine social factors, functionality, aesthetics and practical ideas during the route to buildings practical life.

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My personal beliefs come from my own experience. As I have studied various arts, starting from blowing French horn, till participating in various volunteer job, I’ve reached conclusion that architecture combines them best. Rational thinking, academic book-based knowledge and intuition play important role in order to achieve creative result. Experimenting with different approach (in my own experience) can bring unexpected outcome and make the work thrilling. Collaborations often lead to new surprising discoveries, mutual experience and is an irreplaceable part of design.


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Goals Thus, the strongest medium for learning (I always thought) is interaction with other people. I try to involve in social activities to meet different kind of people. During my studies I spent a lot of my free time in architecture student club organising student workshops, lecture talks and various events (INCM, EASA). Often these activities were time taking burden, but due that i improved my own skills, learned how to work with large teams and different kind of people. These acquirements helps to adapt to various situations and give courage to communicate with various audience.

Besides that I feel the urge to learn architecture in more practical way. Theoretic knowledge isn’t any good without real working experience, which (I strongly believe) is essential to professional knowledge. I am willing to do the hard work in order to make things happen and further improve my knowledge.

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Urban Pulse TYPOLOGY:

URBAN CONVERSION OF INDUSTRIAL TERITORY

PLACE:

VILKPĖDĖ, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

YEAR:

2012/2013

DETAILS:

IN COLLABORATION WITH JEKATERINA BALYŠUK

TUTOR:

SAULIUS MOTIEKA

GRADE:

10/10

Vilkpėdė is one of the Vilnius industrial regions, supplying energy to the capital since 1951. Nowadays it doesn’t match current power consumption and is used ineffectively, unsustainable. In order the city to grow this chaotic urban territory has to adapt to a new demand. The main task of urban design was heritage conservation with new teritory usage vision. Changes could lead to a new

HILL (Lit. Loma) SCHEME

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sub center in the city. However this task was very complicated due its size, thus the development of this territory was made in collaboration with one of my colleagues. We saw that this project could become a strong junction between two different projects. Main guidelines and urban conceptual idea helped to establish strong connection and to create a contrast between their identities.

HOLLOW (Lit. Loma) SCHEME


The base of this project comes from the old name of the place. Semiotic identity becomes a interpretation background for the two master plans. “Hollow” (Loma) and “Hill” (Miškiniai) creates a dynamic composition between two neglected Neris riversides. The banks are used to create landmark ensemble which attracts more people and makes circulation between two territories. On one hand the “Hollow” create a dynamic silhouette

near the arteries of Vilnius (Tūkstantmečio street and Savanoriu avenue) on the other hand “Hill” creates core composition where the centre acts as business core and the outer ring as a periphery surrounded by public park. These both sites are connected via visual axis, streets and panoramic views. Different function program provides more activities for the local residents and creates various niches for action.

SITE CONTEXT

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SITUATION ORTHOPHOTO

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JEKATERINA BALYŠUK MASTER PLAN

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CONVERSATION LEFTOVER

NEW BUSINESS CENTER

RIVERSIDE

VOLUMETRIC HILL MODEL

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INDUSTRIAL CONVERSATION WITH HIPPODROME

VOLUMETRIC HOLLOW MODEL

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SECTION B-B

SUNKEN PLAZA

NEW QUAY AT NERIS RIVER

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SECTION A-A

At the center of “Hollow” the Neris quay acts as a new multifunctional centre. The riverside provides opportunity for active recreation outside and inside. New

Road police Water tourism center

links create level system for different culture activities. Sunken plaza enclosed space for culture celebrations and passive activity.

Library

Conference center

Apartment blocks Pool Commerce

Extreme sport center

DETAILED SITE MODEL

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SUNKEN PLAZA MODEL PERSPECTIVE

GROUNDFLOOR

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QUAY MODEL PERSPECTIVE

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

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Urban hollow TYPOLOGY:

REGENERATION OF INDUSTRIAL SITE, APARTMENT DESIGN

PLACE:

VILKPĖDĖ, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

YEAR:

2012

TUTOR:

SAULIUS MOTIEKA

AWARD:

honorable mention in university contest “GERAS” (best project of semester), for urban design

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The final bachelor work is continuous 1 year project. This is the first part of urban regeneration which led to apartment block elaboration.

1 Public sector 2 Business incubator 3 New apartment neighbourhood 4 Power plant conversion

MASTER PLAN

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STREET FACADE

Unique character of the slope allows to create a compact housing neighbourhood. To assure liveability of the area other functions are involved in the program.

Neris river promenade builds a backbone for active recreation. Outside swimming pool, basketball, public spaces are connected via visual corridors.

NEW APARTMENT NEIGHBOURHOOD

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SECTION B-B

The first floor of apartment block is designed to serve commerce. Most of the inner yards are raised from ground for privacy and car parking problems.

Open cube acts as a stage for public gatherings. Its structure allows to open up for outside. Two remaining building can be converted to restaurants.

HOUSING

THE CUBE

SHOPPING MALL

INDUSTRIAL LEFTOVERS

APARTMENT NEIGHBOURHOOD MODEL

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SECTION A-A

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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MODEL PERSPECTIVE

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

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Shindler award Bern TYPOLOGY:

URBAN RENEWAL, DROGENANLAUFSTELLE DESIGN

PLACE:

ABANDOMNED TRAIN DEPO, BERN, SWITZERLAND

YEAR:

2012 ERASMUS

TEAM:

POL FOREMAN (SP), NATALIA VAREKSINA (RU)

www. shindler.com/award/

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MASTER PLAN

SECTION

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PERSPECTIVE FROM BIRDS EYE

SECTION

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DROGENANLAUFSTELLE FACADE

GROUNDFLOOR

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DROGENANLAUFSTELLE FACADE

FIRST FLLOR

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AGILA TYPOLOGY:

RECREATION AND TURISM CENTER

PLACE:

NIDA, LITHUANIA

YEAR:

2012

SIZE:

2400M

TEAM:

AUDRIUS AMBRASAS, VIKA PRANAITYTĖ, JONAS MOTIEJŪNAS

www.ambrasas.lt

AGILA is a multifunctional tourism centre with a small theatre for culture activities. The main task of renovation was to rebuild a center with new scene for up to 500 viewers and establish solid background for other new activities: gallery, cafeteria, info tourism center..

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Nida’s peninsula has strict traditional regulations. Iconic building structure resembles buried AGILA’S village. The main building part covered with sand illustrates how the dunes conquered old village. Underneath the sand hill lies multifunctional scene with stage box.


VISUALIZATION BY JONAS MOTIEJ的NAS AND ME

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VISUALIZATION BY JONAS MOTIEJ的NAS AND ME

MODEL BY ME

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MODEL BY ME

MODEL BY ME

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SCHOOL TYPOLOGY:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PLACE:

VALAKAMPIAI, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

YEAR:

2011, 5 SEMESTER

SIZE:

4000M

TUTOR:

SAULIUS PAMERNECKIS, LADA MARKEJEVAITE, ALVYDAS ŽICKIS

Elementary school - is a place where children build their educational foundation. It’s important to increase their creativity and create micro places to stimulate learning process not only in class rooms, but also outside. The school base consists of two different parts,

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ground floor and first floor. Each of them acts as catalyst to learn. Ground floor is open to its surroundings, while on the other hand first floor is ment for bigger concentration classes. Spatial arrangement creates the opportunity for communication between these two floors.


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URBAN CONTEXT IDEA

SITE PLAN

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Ground floor composition is based on partly open plan. Extroverted functions forms active school program. They can open both outwards and inwards, depending on demand. Music, choreography, sport, art, nature classrooms promote further connection with the world.

First floor consists of introverted classrooms, hence bigger concentration is achieved without distractions. Micro spaces provide small recreation areas where children can relax during class break. They can also follow the activities taking place at ground floor.

GROUND FLOOR MODEL

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WEST FACADE

SOUTH FACADE

GROUND FLOOR

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CLASSROOM VISUALIZATION

FIRST FLOOR MODEL

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SECTION A-A

SECTION B-B

FIRST FLOOR

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APARTMENT BLOCK TYPOLOGY:

APARTMENT BLOCK AND LIBRARY

PLACE:

ANTAKALNIS, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

YEAR:

2011, 4 SEMESTER

SIZE:

1440 M

TUTOR:

ROLANDAS PALEKAS, SAULIUS PAMERNECKIS, KĘSTUTIS LUPEIKIS

IR 720M

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This is a university semester ment for basic technical building preparations. Various architectural. engineering, structural drawings are made during this semester .

Library - a volume for books. With new pathways a connection to Neris river is established. Micro architecture serves for public reading. Two different squares form the surrounding environment. It opens up for the old town perspectives. SPATIAL DIAGRAM

SITE PLAN

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GROUNDFLOOR

FACADE 1-9

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FIRST FLOOR

SECTION

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VISUALIZATION FROM OLIMPIEČIŲ STREE

CONSTRUCTIVE SECTION

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VISUALIZATION

DETAIL A

DETAIL B

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OTHER DESING, PHOTOGRAPHY, MODELS, INSTALATION

S!kon XXVI KONTAKTAS LAZDYNAI 2013

T-SHIRT FOR SIKON XXVI

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POSTERS FOR SIKON XXVI

POSTERS FOR ARNAS DINEIKA SCHOLARSHIP

POSTERS FOR SIKON XXIV

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MODEL 150x70

CHURCH MODEL 40x20

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FINAL BACHELOR MODEL 140x100


KLAIPĖDA PENTAX K-X

COPENHAGEN PENTAX K-X

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME 00370 654 23469 gabrieliusv@gmail.com


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