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Hubert Piekarczyk – born 30th July 1990 in Šask. Gained Bachelor Degree in Architecture in Opole University of Technology in 2013, and Master Degree in Westpomeranian University of Technology in 2016. Participated in numerous teamwork projects during international workshops in Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia and Turkey. Since Bachelor Degree studies has been gaining professional experience during internships in Saluda&Doktor Architects, a3 project and APA project. Worked as an architect assistant in SSDL in Los Angeles, CA, where he was part of a team developing designs of high-rise hotels and office tower blocks. Working with architects developed a passion for creating functional yet aknowledgeable living and working space.

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ACADEMIC PROJECTS 01

GOLDEN LASTADIE

Innovation and social activity space in Szczecin 02

FLOATING OFFICE

Ecological and mobile working space 03

KINDERGARTEN

Children friendly space focusen on nature 04

TECHNOPOLIS

Science-Technology center 05

CATHEDRAL

Place of prayer and contemplation 06

WATERFRONT HOUSING Riverside living space 07

THE-ART-E Space of art

WORKSHOPS 08

IP EWQ

Port cities project in Izmir - Turkey 09

ERASMUS INTENSIVE TRAINING IN RIGA Refurbishment of residential - Latvia 10

FRESH DESIGN

River connection - Wroclaw Poland

PROFESSIONAL WORK 11

SEOKYO HOTEL

Hotel with retail space in seoul 12

DOUBLETREE DALLAS MKCT Hotel renovation in Dallas 13

TDG HEADQUATER Office towers in Manilla 14

AJU OFFICE

Aju interior office renovation 15

COUNTRY HOUSE

New form of countryside house 3


H U B E RT P I E K A R C Z Y K hubertpiekarczyk@gmail.com +48 781-102-237

EDUCATION October 2013 - September 2016 Westpomeranian University of Technology - Szczecin, Poland Master Degree // architecture and urban planning October 2012 - January 2013 University of Pavia - Pavia, Italy Erasmus Student Exchange Program October 2009 - April 2013 Opole University of Technology - Opole, Poland Bachelor Degree // architecture and urban planning September 2006 - June 2009

High School no 1 in Sieradz - Sieradz, Poland extended mathematics and science program

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE October 2014 - October 2015

Steven Song Design Lab - Los Angeles, US Architectural Intern Participation in concept and schematic design development for com- mercial and corporate projects // Data acquisition and development of urban and social analyses // Management of 3D graphic modeling and rendering design // Coverage of technical drawings

Saluda&Doktor Architects - Sieradz, Poland Architect assistant Participation in conceptual and schematic design of housing architec ture //Development of technical drawings // 3D visualization design management // Participation in historical architecture measurement and renovation design development

April 2013 - October 2013

July 2012 - August 2012 Saluda&Doktor Architects - Sieradz, Poland Architectural intern Schematic design drawings and model development // 3D visualiza- tion development July 2011 APA project - Lodz, Poland Architecture intern Participation in historic townhouses refurbishment project // Devel- opment of technical drawings June 2010 - September 2010 a3 project - Sieradz, Poland Architecture intern Technical drawings development // Participation in 3D modeling documentation in SketchUp and Archicad // Participation in housing 4 architecture design


COURSES AND WORKSHOPS November 2015 Fresh Design, Wroclaw Poland Waterfront architecture workshop for students November 2015 9th Westival of architecture - Szczecin, Poland Lastadia architecture and site planning workshop for students and architects June 2015 - September 2015 Gnomon School Introduction to compositing - 3D modeling and animation course December 2014 - June 2015 University of California, Los Angeles - Extension Classes Shooting like the masters - Photography course Lighting - Light setting and photography course June 2014 European Workshop of Urban Quality - Izmir, Turkey Urban transformation of industrial area workshop for students March 2014 Su-pre-ma-su-pi Erasmus Intensive Program - Riga, Latvia Residential architecture refurbishment workshop for students November 2011 Regional Planning Workshop in Osoblaha, Czech Republic

PARTICIPATION March 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Shipyard of Solidarity Project Proposal October 2011 - June 2013 FEST Monthly Architecture Lectures on Opole University of Technology May 2011 Teamwork organization of university conference with Robert Konieczny in Opole December 2008 - May 2011 Participation and activity in Circulus - Architecture Students Associa tion in Opole University of Technology September 2010, June 2009 Open-Air Art Class - Cieszyn, Torun hand-drawing and painting workshop

SOFTWARE SKILLS

CAD software AutoCAD, Revit, Archicad, Data Analyses Ecotect, ArcGis Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffect, AcrobatPro, Bridge 3D Modeling and Rendering 3D Studio Max, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Corona, SketchUp,

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Polish - native speaker, English - fluent , German - very good command, Italian - basic knowledge 5


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Letter of Support

October 15, 2015 To Whom It May Concern, It has been my pleasure to supervise Hubert Piekarczyk during his employment at Steven Song Design Lab, LLC. Hubert had been with us for one year, from September 2014 to September 2015. During this time, I found him to be a very hard worker, spending as much time as is necessary to learn everything he possibly could about his tasks and projects. As you can clearly see from his C.V. and work samples, Hubert is very determined and his determination will carry him far in life. It is with great pleasure that I recommend him to you. Sincerely,

Steven Song Principal Steven Song Design Lab, LLC 10866 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 360, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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GOLDEN LASTADIE

INNOVATION AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY CENTER IN SZCZECIN Unlike other Polish cities, that are located further away from the sea coast, Szczecin faces many opportunities for development. Throughout the history, port towns were the first to develop technologies required to travel across the ocean, they were also the first to learn foreign languages and experience new products and services. Majority of the citizens was involved in the shipbuilding industry, and such specific location was the source of the local identity. Lastadie is an island placed in the central part of Szczecin. In the past it was connected with industry - its name - Lastadie - comes from “Last” the historical name of shipload unit. Throughout centuries Lastadie island was becoming one of the most important spots on city’s industrial map. Workshops and storehouses were constantly growing, and many people lived and worked there, but after the II World War, the place was left ruined to the ground, and never got it’s brilliance back. It’s greatest disadvantage, and the reason why it was left behind while Old Town and Boulevards were fully refurbished, is a lack of efficient communication between two riversides. Castle Road and Long Bridge that were supposed to provide car and pedestrian communication way to Lastadie, are used for transporting people to areas located further on the east. Because of that, functions located on the island are mainly building materials storehouses. The Golden Lastadie project was meant to create a place to exhibit new technological solutions and to trigger users to create their own, innovative designs. The building consists of two areas - exhibition hall and Fab-Lab - a place of creative work. The created space will provide tools, workplace and basic know-how in developing one’s own product and business ideas. It is aiming to restore the previous lively atmosphere of Lastadie.

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Form Developing Process The site is located in Lastadie Island, which is placed in the central part of Szczecin, within borders of Old Town district. Buildings that are situated on the left riverside, representative traditional Old Town’s urban plan with refurbished architecture, the area has plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and social spaces, while right riverside, where only few office buildings are placed, goes dark and silent after 6 p.m. The problem is caused by lack of proper communication infrastructure, that would allow people to walk from one riverside to another. Such situation is to be changed by building New Klodny Bridge, which would be located in the northern part of the site. In recent years, Lastadie is attracting more users, thanks to renewed Oder Boulevard. Golden Lastadie design aims to create a place, that would make people come and stay for long hours on the right riverside. Building’s function is supposed to show newest technological solutions in a form of interactive museum and make it possible to create individual products in FabLab.

Site Development The designing process began with recognizing surrounding buildings, which are Lastadia Office Center and Customs Chamber building. Next, the site was divided with two, perpendicular axes, in order to create comfortable communication between riverside and areas located further. In the following step, the public square was created in the central area of the site. To open the architecture towards riverside, the height of buildings was diversified and arranged in a way, that would guarantee the best composition in the riverside panorama.

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Masterplan To provide the best insolation, all of the buildings are situated perpendicularly to the river. The Southern area of the site was designed as multi-family housing architecture mixed with services located on the ground floor level. The public square, located in the center, may serve as space for organizing city events. Terrains placed close to Castle Road are destined for Innovation and Social Activity Center - Golden Lastadie

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Functional Scheme To begin with specifying function placement, data provided by local zoning plan was analyzed. After determining building’s height and built-up area, the building was divided into two parts - Exhibition Hall and FabLab. At this point, places of car access to the building were located.

Form Development Making decisions about an external form of the building was based on corresponding with the boulevard and making reference to historical river line settlement. Creating distances between modules was meant to complete the interior with the most efficient sunlight penetration.

Additional Functions Aside from designing exhibition and laboratory space, the building was also planned to serve side functions, such as media library, conference center, restaurant, and observation deck. The facade was designed to be semi-transparent and made of nordic gold, to prevent covering the elevations with patina.

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Right Side Boulevard Refurbishment of Oder Boulevard created new social space on Szczecin’s map. The new proposal aims at bringing people even closer to the water, by creating two-levelled pedestrian sidewalk and sailboat marina. On the ground floor of the exhibition building, there are placed temporary expositions. Such solution allows people walking down the boulevard see through the glass what is inside, and may invite them to enter the building.

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Function Composition Functions that can work regardless of exhibition hall’s opening hours are situated on the ground floor. Permanent exhibitions are situated on the second floor and above, along with conference center and auditorium. The workshop building is organized depending on work character, users age, and level of noise they may cause. The underground is arranged with two separate circuits one for visitors and other for exhibits delivery - with three industrial-sized elevators available.

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Nordic Gold Facade The concept of designing golden, semi-translucent elevation was to form a visual connection between interior and exterior of the building, with reference to garners, that were located in this very place before II World War. The facade was covered with openwork panels made of nordic gold - is a mix of copper and zinc, that is resistible to patina.

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Public Square The public life of Szczecin concentrates on left riverside - city events, which are organized beside the Oder, attract a vast number of people to come, which leads to creating crowds on the left riverside, whereas Lastadie remains almost empty and unarranged. Creating a public space within the site would not only help to organize comfortable city events but could also serve as a complement to existing boulevard.

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Floor Plans and Sections Exhibitions in the main building are organized in a way that would form a storyline - the visitor begins viewing in a space that represents the underwater world. With coming to upper levels, the atmosphere changes to shelf zone and coastal areas. On the fourth floor, there is a bridge that connects it with FabLab building.

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FACADE SECTION A.1 - HIGH-PITCHED ROOF - Zinc-copper sheet - 30 mm - PVC membrane, grate-strung - 5 mm - Air gap - 40 mm - Fiberglass veil - 10 mm - Thermal insulation - 150 mm mineral wool - Vapor barrier - 5 mm - Trapezoidal profiled sheet - 60 mm - Three-dimensional lattice - 700 mm - Air gap - 150 mm - False ceiling - 30 mm

A.2 - CEILING STRUCTURE BETWEEN STOREYS - Raised floor modular slabs - 20 mm

- Air gap - 100 mm - Concrete floor - 20 mm - Thermal insulation - 55 mm - styrofoam - Regufoam vibro-acoustic isolation - 10 mm - COMFLOR 100 composite ceiling structure - 200 mm - Air gap - 400 mm - False ceiling - 25 mm

A.3 - GROUND FLOOR STRUCTURE - Finishing layer - parquet floor - 25 mm - Cement screed - 35 mm - Thermal insulation - 70 mm styrofoam - Water-resistant layer - 5 mm - Reinforced concrete roof - 300 mm - Thermal insulation - 80 mm mineral wool - Sprayed finishing plaster - 25 mm

A.4 - UNDERGROUND CAR PARK BOTTOM FLOOR - Industrial floor - 35 mm - Reinforced concrete bedplate - 900 mm - Bituminous hydroisolate layer - 15 mm - Injection-reinforced ground - 1500 mm

A.5 - PUBLIC SQUARE FLOOR - Granite floor slabs on adjustable supports - 30 mm - 16 - 32 mm gravel - 100mm - Nonwoven filtrative fabric - Root-resistant layer - Hydroisolation made of 2 layers of bituminous felt - Reinforced concrete ceiling structure - 300 mm - Thermal insulation - 80 mm mineral wool - Sprayed finishing layer - 25 mm plaster

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Facade detail 01-Glass supporting system, sunlight dose regulation 02 - Glass pannel supporting L-shaped profile (75 mm x 50 mm) 03 - Steel flat-bar (200 mm x 10 mm) supporting horizontal facade structure elements, welded to L-shaped profile (02) 04 - Steel T-shaped profile (70 mm x 10 mm – 90 mm-15 mm) supporting vertical facade structure elements, covered with black matte enamel 05 - Double steel L-shaped profile (45mm x 100 mm) supporting facade supporting construction 06 - 3 mm zinc-copper sheet with fastening 07 - Steel U-shaped profile supporting curtain wall pannel

08 - 40 mm mineral wool thermal insulation with external waterproof layer 09 - IPE 200 steel profile 10 - False ceiling supporting construction 11 -KOOLGLASS glass pannel, regulating sunlight penetration intensivity, with argon dosing aparature 12 - L-shaped profile (65 mmx200 mm) stiffing external facade structure 13 - External almunium profile (200 mm x 200 mm x 8mm) 14 - Zinc-copper, perforated, anti-oxidate facade sheets 15 - Decorative corrugated aluminium sheet, finished with black, matte enamel 16 - L-shaped aluminium profile (100 mm x 90 mm) supporting decorative sheet

17 - Modular raised floor slabs (20 mm) 18 - Concrete floor (20 mm) with bituminous layer 19 - Thermal insulation (55 mm) styrofoam 20 - Regufoam virbo-acoustic isolation (10 mm) 21 - Double layered PE plastic water-resistant isolation 22 - Double T-bar (300 mm x 240 mm) covered with sprayed fire-resistant layer (20 mm) 23 - False ceiling plaster-cardboard slabs 23


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FLOATING OFFICE

ECOLOGICAL MOBILE WORKING SPACE Addressing the challenge to shape modern workspace, that could also work as a social square, contest organized by Bargework stated several requirements that were to be fulfilled. Firstly, designed building was meant to be able to serve in many different locations that have access to water. Then, it was supposed to be made out of ecological materials, with the use of modern, power and water saving technological solutions. Creating ecological architecture is not only about using natural materials, but mostly about designing the building in such way, to make it as low power-consuming as possible. Proposed conceptual design assumes taking advantage of such specific location, and thanks to water wheel placed centrally, turn water current into electricity. Therefore office building can work using self-created energy. The facade is covered with wicker panels, that represent traditional waterside architecture. To prevent the building from overheating, wicker panels are adjustable so that office can exist regardless directions of the world orientation. The entire building is designed to serve different working environments. The first floor is fully open and able to be arranged with mobile walls. Depending on company authorities’ needs, it can transform into a space that can be comfortable for organizing conferences and public speeches, as well as arranging it to create working open-space or separate office rooms. In order to provide best working conditions for office’s users, open space placed on the second floor is divided into four social rooms, formed as the winter garden.

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Functional Structure The aim of the floating office design was to create a working space, that could serve regardless of the place it would be placed in. Therefore, space itself should be relatively universal and adjustable, wherever it is possible. The ground floor was designed as an open space, that could serve in multiple ways - as one big auditorium, few conference rooms or standard open-space office. The first floor was organized as open space office, divided into winter garden social rooms and separate offices.

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Water Wheel The core idea of floating office assumed taking advantage of its specific location. Inserting a water wheel makes it possible to create electric energy with movement caused by the water current. Thanks to such solution, the building can work depending partly on self-created energy.

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Wicker Facade Addressing the need for modern and ecological office building would not work properly without the use of traditional and natural materials, such as wood and wicker. Putting wickerwork pannels on facade not only refers to original coastal architecture but also serves as sunlight penetration regulation. Wooden pillars, that are placed irregularly refer to riverside and reed grown landscape.

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KINDERGARTEN

CHILDREN FRIENDLY SPACE FOCUSED ON NATURE From the very beginning, the main goal of the kindergarten design was to create a space, where children could feel both independent and safe. Secondly, since the surrounding area is mainly suburbian, it was important to open up the building towards nature. Such effect could be done, by making use of natural terrain form, that slopes significantly towards the south. The main effort was put on separating the “Child’s World” from “Adult World”. It was accomplished by dividing the building into two blocks, that are connected by bridges. The whole internal area is made out of translucent, safety glass so that a parent can see their child walking into the proper classroom. Child’s World is directly opened up to the green playground, located in the southern part of the site. The green area is therefore completely safe from the car traffic. In order to make the best out of natural surroundings, classrooms were connected with gardens, that are suitable for organizing lessons in the spring/summer season. Not only conventional classrooms were designed, but also rooms to arrange arts&crafts or music lessons. Designing a space accessible for every child was also an aspect that was emphasized. Aside from making the classrooms easy to use by children on wheelchairs, the designing process included organizing space for physiatrists, speech therapist, and psychologist. It made the entire place more focused on satisfying children’s needs, to guarantee them having the best childhood memories.

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Site Development Creating architecture concept for the kindergarten began with acknowledging the site - which is located in suburban areas of Szczecin, and it’s surrounding infrastructure educational building, park, and a busy road. The ground is sloping towards the south. The first steps in shaping an enjoyable and functional space for children were to find a correlation with educational building and bend the designed form slightly, in order to create a separate, safe space in the south. Having in mind the slope, the building was nextly adjusted to the terrain shape. To emphasize the idea of creating two, separate worlds, the building was divided into two parallel blocks, different in height and number of stories. Southern, classroom part was also composed with terraces, where lessons could be organized during sunny days.

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Floor Plans Kindergarten classrooms are complemented with winter gardens, that would allow organizing lessons and leisure time outside. Aside from creating educational space, there are also a canteen, gym and rooms for individual therapeutic sessions - psychologist, speech therapist and physiatrist.

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TECHNOPOLIS

SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY CENTER The following architectural proposal of office and laboratory building - called Technopolis - was supposed to form first Science and Technology Park in Opole. Since Opole is the capital of Opolskie voivodship, it’s labor market is the biggest one in the region, but most of young and educated people seek their career path abroad. Creating a place for science development would not only provide new jobs but also make them attractive enough for university graduates. After analyzing the building function, which, aside from office space and laboratories, was said to contain a canteen, auditory hall, and library, the decision was to start designing upon centrally located atrium. Such solution was introduced to provide the most optimal sunlight penetration to workspaces, internal hall creates also a heart of the object, a social space, where workers can meet each other during breaks. Around the atrium, there were located certain functions in a form of self-sufficient modules, with their own bathrooms, technical rooms, and conference rooms. Making the modules able to work regardless of the rest of the building, made it possible to rent segments to different companies, that all together would form a Science and Technology Park. Function elements were located according to the directions of the world - office modules were located in southern part of the building, while laboratories, that require less sunlight, were placed in the northern one.

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Form and Function Scheme All functions of the technology building are located around the centrally placed atrium in order to create a space to integrate workers and provide a place to communicate and inspire each other. Modules, that contain functions that are supposed to work regardless of Technopolis’ opening hours - such as media library and canteen were located on the ground floor with separate entrances. Auditorium, that requires no sunlight penetration is placed in the north-western part of ground floor. Upper levels contain laboratories and office spaces, divided by loggies, that are placed in a way to provide most efficient insolation to workplaces. Communication ways - staircases and elevators - are located beside internal hall, making it easy accessible from all modules. Aiming to avoid too intense or too low insolation in office and lab modules, facades of segments were designed separately as fully translucent, semi-translucent and non-translucent.

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Self-Sufficiency Each module, aside from workspace, consists of its separate bathrooms, storage, and technical rooms, and conference rooms, which makes them self-sufficient and possible to be rented by multiple companies. The whole building is designed upon modular grid 6x8 meters in outer segments and 6x6 meters.

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Internal Atrium As it was specified in previous chapters, the internal space fo the building was meant to form a core, that is accessible from every story. Placing the atrium was supposed to make it equally convenient for usage by both office and laboratory workers, gather them in one meeting spot, where they could exchange ideas and inspire each other.

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Workspace Office modules are arranged as separate rooms, suitable for two or three workers. All modules have their conference room, that is available in every cubic workspace. Each story can also make use of balcony space and transform them into social space or common conference spaces. Both office and lab modules are convenient in use by wheelchair users.

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Facade Diversity Aiming to emphasize the modular diversity of the building, facades of the segments were designed separately. Elevations of terraces, ground floor functions, and internal corridors are designed as fully translucent, office spaces as partially closed and laboratories, which require low sunlight penetration are covered by non-translucent facade panels. The main entrance is accented by removing external surface from entire north-eastern part of the ground floor. 04 Technopolis

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CATHEDRAL

PLACE OF PREYER AND CONTEMPLATION Religious buildings, throughout the centuries, were, and still are a powerful symbol in most cities’ panorama. They were meant to be a place for gathering and prayer, it should be seen from a large distance. Staying vibrant, however, means also viewing that ancient tradition through a contemporary prism. That was the aim of the following proposal for the cathedral in Szczecin. The presence of churches and buildings of religious gathering in architecture is constant for more than fifty centuries, and among the examples, a certain form is continuous regardless of passing time. Churches are meant to serve for centuries, and because of that, their architectural shape and scale is supposed to refer to buildings, that were raised more than two hundred years ago. The proposed concept for a cathedral corresponds with a hidden chapel, located beneath the altar. The chapel is lit by the skylight, located in cathedral’s floor. An atmosphere of mystery and sacrum is created, over the baptismal bowl, since the beginning of Christianity is associated with the sacrament of baptism. The floor plan is organized on traditional Latin cross shape with long nave crossed with the transept. High pitched roof and facade create an altitude dominant, just as historical churches used to. Usage of traditional, red brick on the facade and designing big windows refers to the traditional appearance of religious buildings, but still leaves the feeling of modern architecture.

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Religious Architecture Even though the external shape of churches might have been changing throughout the centuries, the certain similarities occur in every era and should not be neglected.

Functional Structure The nave is designed as spacious area, which tends to create the feeling of solemnity. Cathedral’s structure is carried by reinforced concrete arcades, formed in a way that refers to gothic pointed arch. Underneath the altar, there is located a chapel, that is supposed to be a reminiscence of first years of Christianity, when all faith was forced to happen away from everyone’s sight.

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Interior Elevation Cathedral’s interior is designed in a way, that lacks additional decorative motives - surfaces of walls, ceiling and floor are covered only with natural, plain materials, such as red brick, sandstone, and wood.

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Aerial Section The site is mainly even, with and exception for sharp slope, that made it possible to create an underground chapel, which has direct access to the park, that is located behind the cathedral. Back elevation of the sanctuary is fully made of glass, that gives the visual connection between interior and exterior.

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Connection with the Park The cathedral building is surrounded by the far-reaching green area with direct connection to the playground and a space designed for organizing local fairs and concerts. Terrain diversity creates comfortable space for everyday walks and spending leisure time. The additional entrance to an underground chapel makes it also possible to arrange the park into a space of prayer and setting up sacraments, such as baptism, marriages, and holy masses.

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WATERFRONT HOUSING RIVERSIDE LIVING SPACE

Architecture, aside from its function to shape the environment, is supposed to answer the problems of changes that are happening in the society. Most of the area of Western and Central Europe is dealing with the dilemma of aging society. The infrastructure is not adjusted to the needs of people on wheelchairs or crutches users. Multi-family housing buildings that were erected decades ago are not adapted to be used by elderly or disabled. Elderly people complain not only about architectural barriers but mostly of loneliness and the feeling of being neglected. Contemporary senior centers tend to separate elderly from the rest of the society, and keep them within comfortable, but closed environment. The idea of the designed settlement was to create a multi-family housing that would be efficient in use by its users in every age. The proposed architecture is not designed directly for older people, that could end up in isolating them, but in a way, that makes neighbor cooperation possible. The settlement is located by the Mlynowka Channel in Opole and it is surrounded by green areas, such as parks and zoo on the opposite riverside. Designed apartments are created in a way that makes it possible to make a home that would provide comfortable living conditions for long decades. Aside from designing apartments that are convenient in use by one or two people on wheelchairs, the building provides also a space for common activities, including play room for children, library, cafeteria for local events and gym. In order to grant the best care for elderly, there is a medical point in the building, that is connected with apartments via emergency buttons.

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Site Development Shaping the masterplan began with dividing the area into three sub-areas, and designing four-story, multifamily housing infrastructure. Aiming to provide the most convenient communication between sub-areas, a pedestrian way, parallel to the riverside was introduced.

Sunlight exposure In order to prevent internal areas from being constantly shadowed, buildings were transformed into L-shaped and opened up towards the south. Buildings located closer to the river were lowered to three stories. The ground floor of all architecture placed in the site is partially open, so big, internal park and playground can be formed and connected with the promenade.

Functional Structure The ground floor is designed to serve the local community, and it is divided into two parts - public, where the coffee shop is located, and semi-public, open to use by residents. The semi-public zone consists of children playroom, library, gym and room for organizing small local events. The facade is designed to allow desired exposure by using wooden panels, that serve as moveable window shades.

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Masterplan The aim was to create a space, where everyone could get anywhere, without the necessity of or asking others for help in forcing any architectural obstacles, such as curbs, steep slopes or stairs. The site was designed to be accessible for people on wheelchairs and pedestrians with baby prams. The whole area is also arranged to be an underground parking lot, so that number of roads in the site could be reduced to the minimum.

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Toilet and sink handrails make it possible for the disabled to use the bathroom on their own.

Adjustable height of kitchen makes the process of cooking equally comfortable for healthy and disabled people.

Workplace with low located shelves provides comfortable working conditions for people in wheelchairs.

Built into the floor shower with a seat solves the problem of stepping into the bathtub or shower cabin.

Lack of thresholds enables wheelchair users to move around the apartment without any obstacles.

High located electric sockets reduce the necessity of bending down for elderly and keeps it away from children’s reach.

Apartment scheme Not only wheelchair users come across architectural barriers in their own houses. There are many elements, that people tend to get used to and consider very common, but are troublesome in use for elderly, or may be dangerous for children.

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Floor plans Flats in the building are accessible from the corridor, which is located in the north, and therefore living rooms, balconies, and bedrooms are exposed to riverside view and still protected from too intense sunlight by wooden pannels, that are adjustable by every user individually.

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Construction System The entire building’s construction system is based on reinforced concrete beams, pillars, and slabs. External facade is not load-bearing so that the most efficient sunlight exposition could be provided. Curtain walls are made of toughened glass with high heat transfer coefficient and is resistant to mechanical damage. On upper levels, the glass is complemented with wooden window shades, that are regulated by each user individually, using the external regulation mechanism.

Facade Section In order to provide the most efficient view, the facade was designed as glass covered. Having in mind, that heat losses may be significant, thermal insulation used in ceiling constructions was doubled and laid without any gaps, eliminating the possibility of thermal bridges existence. What is more, glass that was used on the facade has low heat transfer coefficient and is designed directly for use in the exterior.

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Promenade One of the aims of the project was to continue existing pedestrian sidewalk and park with the big skate park and playground. Entire green area works as a place of weekend leisure, therefore it was needed to connect it with designed infrastructure. The architectural proposal was supplemented by promenade refurbishment. Riverbank was arranged in a way, that makes it possible to spend time by the water.

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THE-ART-E SPACE OF ART

As a response to the challenge of creating an atmospherical theater in midtown of Opole, the proposal of a functional space for all types of art came out. Despite the site’s location, which is in the very center of the city, the area is relatively hilly, ascending towards the church of Lady of Sorrows and st. Wojciech. The church is dated to X century and is present in citizens memory until the present day. One of the aims was to design a structure, that would not overshadow the existing monument, and yet be accessible to people walking along Maly Rynek Street. To answer that question, the structure was placed partially in the slope, leaving an open visual connection between square and church and it’s bell tower. Another task was to maintain the existing pedestrian connection between Maly Rynek square and Opole University beside Podgorna street. That was the reason to split the structure into two blocks - one of them containing the main lounge with an audience for ca. 300 spectators, while the other was an area for workshops and whole theater crew. The goal was not only to create a convenient and fully equipped theater, but also a gathering place for all types of art, including paintings, sculptures, dance, and music. Having that in mind, the level which is exposed towards Maly Rynek square was designed as fully translucent, creating a sort of city art gallery, where all pedestrians can look inside and feel invited to step inside.

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Site analyses Although the site is located in central part of Opole, within boundaries of Old Town, it is a blank spot on city’s map, if the entertainment buildings and theaters are considered. Opole also needs a place for modern spectacles that would be available for wide audience.

Site Development The process of shaping the area beside Maly Rynek square began with placing theater structure into the hill, and arranging it’s roof with grass. Therefore the building is seen from the street level, but the visual connection between Lady of Sorrows Church and Staromiejska Street is saved. Car traffic is organized around the square, with drive-in entry to underground parking lot. The building is divided into two blocks and pedestrian way to the University of Opole is continued through the split in theater cubature.

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Masterplan The creation of The-art-e with natural green roof caused positive aspect of forming foreground before Lady of Sorrows Church, that can also serve as and additional public space. Designed building is cut into two sectors by the glass corridor, that also forms clear and noticeable entry spot. Pedestrian sidewalk Franciszkanska Street is continued through the structure to the University of Opole located beside Kopernik Square.

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Urban Connections Along with the concept for The-Art-e, a design for arranging Maly Rynek square as Music Square was made. Since Opole is called a Capital of Polish Song, a space that refers to city’s character is desired. The building was placed in a way, that helped to create a gallery visible for people passing by the theater. Glass corridor was meant to form a noticeable entry, and stairway located beside it is continuing a pedestrian way from Franciszkanska Street.

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PORT CITIES PROJECT IN IZMIR-TURKEY Erasmus intensive program, that was organized in Izmir gathered architecture students from Turkey, Germany, Italy, Poland and Portugal in order to spend two weeks on brainstorming ideas about re-designing Aliaga - Izmir’s district. The group task was to create new waterfront for the place named Aliaga (Turkey), located close to the city of Izmir. Site analyses made it visible that the urban plan of Aliaga consists of two parts - industrial one that is shaped circularly, and residential formed by an irregular grid of straight-lined streets. Also, the close neighborhood of busy road is one of the main causes, why the coast and its waterfront is separated from the residential part of the city. Further analyses showed, that industrial areas and roads made Aliaga the most polluted city in Turkey with a very high incidence of cancer. Having above in mind, our group proposal was to create one compact idea which made the place be better to live. Along the high street, the green passage was created, which stopped the noise from the street to get to residential areas and had pedestrians and cycle path. Another step in designing was to include circular “Oxygen Buildings�, which would be equipped with air filtrating systems and oxygen-producing machines. Among them, there would also be placed small spots, that would be arranged by restaurants, leisure, and commercial buildings. Entire structure could be designed to attract people toward the coast to enjoy the sea view and fresh air.

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ERASMUS INTENSIVE TRAINING IN RIGA REFURBISHMENT OF RESIDENTIAN BUILDINGS - LATVIA

Organized by the Latvian University of Technology in Riga, Erasmus Intensive Program, invited students from Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and Estonia to work on possible refurbishment solutions for panelak residential buildings. Municipal transformations of 50’s and 60’s in XX century, especially in former USSR countries, occurred in creating residential buildings, that would accommodate as many families as possible, offering them just the minimum of living space. Panelak buildings raised at that time were meant to be cheap and easy in production. Such building strategy resulted in designing vast residential areas, that are arranged by multi-storey, concrete, cubic-formed buildings. The majority of them is bad-looking, and exploitation of them is highly inefficient when it comes to building’s energy usage. Our group’s task was to propose minor changes, that would have a positive effect on residential areas appearance, the comfort of living in them and cut on the costs of exploitation. Our team’s proposal suggested re-designing the apartments, so that provided living conditions would be significantly better - bigger rooms, comfortable in use by modern family model. Aside from this, we proposed arranging buildings’ balconies with natural green plants, so that they could improve interior’s thermal microclimate.

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FRESH DESIGN

RIVER CONNECTIONS-WROCLAW POLAND The third edition of Fresh Design workshop, that associates art, architecture, and design students from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Germany was organized in 2015 in Worcław. Similarly to previous Fresh Design meetings, this one also considered the human living condition in a municipal environment. The main subject was the river - a landscape element, that is present in many European cities and plays a significant role in site planning. The team’s idea of creating the space with the direct connection between residential area and riverside was to introduce several improvements, under the name of Odra Pulse. Since the Oder is the river that flows through Wroclaw and divides the city map into numerous islands, the association with heart and veins came to our mind. Just like the heart is the center of human’s vitality, the riverside, and areas surrounding it should be a spot, where most of the city’s life takes place. Team’s design proposed a number of improvements on the most important spots on Wroclaw map. Every suggested change was meant to bring people closer to the riverside. The concept included designing floating promenade, marina, green terraces, floating scene, natural pool, ropes course, garden exhibition and viewing point. Each spot on the map was chosen regarding the surrounding architecture and user’s needs so that the proposal would make the best out of existing conditions in order to improve life in Wroclaw.

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SEOKYO HOTEL

HOTEL WITH RETAIL SPACE IN SEOUL Location: Seoul, Korea Area: 29,434 sm Program: 282 hotel keys # of Stories: 20 above ground 5 underground Building Height: 79.90 m Status: Construction 2015~ Today’s Hongdae comes from a richly layered history. More recently, the influence of graduates of Hongik University’s College of Fine Arts towards the avant-garde and the flow of outside cultures into the area have laid foundations for a more contemporary Hongdae. Independent producers of culture, fashion, and art have turned undeveloped terrains into places for commercial use. Although the Seokyo Hotel is the oldest one in Western Seoul, it was disconnected from the surroundings by differences in scale and use. The following project was meant to reconnect the hotel to its neighborhood and make it a meaningful landscape mark. The following design was accomplished under Leah Park’s supervision. My tasks included completing research and urban analyses, co-working in conceptual drawings, coverage of 2D and 3D graphics and completing presentation of the project for the client.

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Facade Solutions The facade of the Seokyo Hotel provides an opportunity to complement Hongdae’s diversity. Covered with glass and stonework create an illusory pattern. Stones with different finishing surface were placed in a way to create an effect of three-dimensional illusion. The pattern embodies a multiplicity that begins to connect the ever-changing world of Hongdae to those of its guests.

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DOUBLETREE DALLAS MKCT HOTEL RENOVATION IN DALLAS Location: Dallas, TX, USA Program: 227 hotel keys # of Stories: 11 above ground Status: Renovation Completed 2015 The area began as a warehouse district in the years following World War Two. In the 1980’s, design and furnishing businesses began moving into the area, converting the existing warehouses into upscale showrooms. However, for decades the area remained isolated and visited only by interior design enthusiasts. After realizing the true potential of the area - in 2000, developer Trammell Crow decided to change the local site master plan in order to place residential, dining and hotel function. Since then, the surroundings of the site were arranged with several multi-family communities, giving the beginning of new development. The following project was accomplished under the supervision of Young Hwan Choi. My responsibilities within this project were completing research data, making urban and architectural analyses, cooperation in the design of exterior and interior,design development, furniture design, coverage of technical drawings and 3D visualizations of interior and exterior of the building.

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Social Space The previous functional program involved different leisure activities, but the lack of internal communication between them makes them too separate. The renovation project introduced new ways of joining the functions that were too distant from each other. Improved visual, communication and functional interaction between disparate activities will enable new modes of socialization for the aged hotel, improving culture and revenue.

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TDG HEADQUATER

OFFICE TOWERS IN MANILLA Location Manila, Philippines Area 28,950 sm Program Office headquarter # of Stories 11 above ground 2 underground Status Schematic Design 2015 The main goal of the office complex project is to house the client’s branch companies in one location and create the complex that can stand the test of time and adapt to changing requirements of a workplace in the future. Research and development of a design were focused on organizing building‘s functional scheme in order to create efficient workflows, encourage inter-company collaborations and create a sense of community among workers. Aiming to create the feeling of grand arrival, the ground floor’s height is bigger than the rest of the stories. Entire building consists of typical workspaces and conference rooms, located in close relationship with the social spaces, the restaurant, the lounge and meeting rooms so that the promotion of community in the workplace can be the most effective. The TDG Headquarters project was finished under Young Hwan Choi’s supervision and my tasks included gathering the research data and making urban and architectural analyses, cooperation in conceptual and schematic design,design development,preparing technical drawings, facade design, coverage of 3D visualizations, renderings, and 3D model printing.

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CONNECTION TO CORPORATION CENTER 8TH FLOOR EXECUTIVE OFFICES / LOUNGE

7TH FLOOR MEETING ROOMS

9TH FLOOR (PARKING) GYM / CHILD CARE

8TH FLOOR (PARKING) BRIDGE CONNECTION

6TH FLOOR CAFETERIA / EVENT / LOUNGE

5TH FLOOR TRAINING OFFICE / THEATER

INTERCONNECTED 5TH~8TH FLOORS

Community Spirit Aiming to arrange the functional program in a way to create efficient workflow and encourage workers to cooperate with each other, the design was based on connecting meeting rooms with workspaces, and making them comfortable in use for every person. Aside from placing the meeting rooms and lounges, the concept for keeping them mutually connected was emphasized.

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AJU OFFICE

AJU INTERIOR OFFICE RENOVATION Location: Seoul, Korea Area: 520 sm Program: Office Space Status: Renovation Completed 2015 A collaborative workplace for new headquarters office for the fast-growing global hotel ownership company based in Seoul, Korea was accomplished to form an efficient workplace. A mundane space of 5600 sf was arranged by open space office with lab testing area for hospitality objects. AJU office was accomplished with the association of local manufacturers, that built the furniture based on the office’s design. The following design was accomplished under Leah Park’s supervision, and my responsibilities were collecting data and coverage of analyses, cooperation in conceptual and schematic design, furniture and finishing materials choice, 3D visualizations.

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Workspace The functional program of the office and lab testing space was based on an idea to form a heart of the office, which would be an open office space, surrounded by separate offices. Entire space was designed in a way to provide the best working conditions to hotel service office.

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COUNTRY HOUSE

NEW FORM OF COUNTRYSIDE HOUSE Location: Sieradz, Lodzkie Area: 88,2 sm Program: Single family house Status: Construction completed Addressing client’s needs for creating a home for an elderly couple in the natural surrounding, the concept for a one-storey house was developed. The living space inside was divided by three walls, separating dining room, living room and one bedroom. The entire house has direct access to the far-reaching garden, which is, thanks to the carport, separated from street level noise and visual contact. The following design was accomplished under Anna Bobrowska-Saluda’s supervision, and my responsibilities were cooperation in conceptual, schematic design,construction documentation, 3D visualizations and renderings development

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Form development The country house was designed to be associated with traditional housing architecture, leaving uncovered from the inside roof truss. In order to make the house more convenient in use, the separated carport is connected to entry door with a roofed passage. Facades are covered with traditional stone and wood, whereas the southern, garden-side elevation is designed as fully translucent glass.

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Hubert Piekarczyk portfolio 2016  

Academic and Professional Architecture, Engineering, and Graphic Design Work, 2016

Hubert Piekarczyk portfolio 2016  

Academic and Professional Architecture, Engineering, and Graphic Design Work, 2016

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