JAKUB PODGÓRSKI poftfolio + cv
Curriculum Vitae name Jakub Podg贸rski date of birth 01.02.1989 nationality Poland phone +48661960366 e-mail email@example.com of the competition
Education 1. Master architect degree at Wroclaw University of Technology 2012 2. Studies ina architecture at Wroclaw University of Technology 2008-2013 3. Engeneer architect degree at Wroclaw University of Technology 2012
Languages Polish - Native Language English - Very Good (read, written and spoken) Deutsch - Fair (read, written and spooken)
Computer Aplications Mac OS & Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk 3dsMax, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, SketchUp , Vray
Professional Skills Strength Graph Mac OS & Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk 3dsMax, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, SketchUp , Vray
Autodesk 3ds Max
Adobe After Effects
Personal Skills • Extremely attentive to details • Openness to do different things and to do things differently and focusing on the value of finding new ideas and acting on them due to my believing in OUT-OF-THE-BOX-THINKING • Supporting and respecting others when they come up with new ideas. • Possess a keen design sensibility focused on minimalism and consistency • Self-motivated individual with positive attitude • Comfortable working in fast-paced environment • Good time management • Ability to communicate design rationale and build consensus • Work effectively in teamwork • Ability to work well under pressure • Able to learn new tasks quickly and have willingness to take new perspectives to day-to-day work • Excellent interpersonal skills • Good communication and coordination skills • Good presentation skills
Professional Experience From 07/2012 to now Job Title Job Description
PAG (www.paglowacki.pl) Architectural Designer I take a part in every design phase including competitions, working plans, specifications and details drawings. I am responsible for contact and negotiating with investors, preparing graphic materials for the office and making vizualizations.
From 11/2011 to 03/2012 Job Title Job Description
PM Group (www.pmgroup-global.com) 3D Graphic I was responsible for creating vizualizations and animations for big enterprises.
From 02/2011 to 06/2011 Job Title Job Description
PAG (www.paglowacki.pl) intern architect I took part in several project, some of which were competitions
Other Experience 2013 2013 2012 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010
3st place - Competition - Walbrzych Coal Miners’ Cultural Centre honorable mention- Competition - District court in Nysa honorable mention in SARP “project of the year” competition - Hotel in Wrocław I-st prize - Competition - Bathroom with a view of the nature honorable mention - Competition - Basalt The mine of culture Ogranizing - primary school workshops and realization Finalists of the competition - Olympic Museum in Athens II place - Competition - Kler 2011 I-st place - Competition - Outsourcing IT Office
Content School works Primary School
Housing in Wroclaw
Concert hall in Wroclaw
Hotel in Wroclaw
New Bavarian History Museum
Bathroom with a view of the nature
Basalt â€“ The mine of culture
Professional works Polish Embassy in Berlin
Walbrzych Coal Minersâ€™ Cultural Centre
Collider Activity Center
District court in Nysa
Primary School year 2010 place Srebrna Gora, Poland student project Finalist of the competition Location of the plot on a slope, and the context influenced to create a form which â€œgrows outâ€? of the hill similar to the natural terrain. Building like that does not cover views of the overlying land. The school was divided into two parts connected by a passage which was designed for functionality and ability to walk through the building and is not a barrier in that form. One part of the school, where specialist rooms, library and gymnasium are located can be cut out on afternoon and work independently.
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hall/ adminis tration
site plan 7
classes 4-6 service
sport hall functional diagram
pom. dla per. tech.
1,50 sala klasy 6
bio to p
0,00 sala klasy 5 pom.uzup.
sala mu zyki
sala klasy 1
spo rto wa
ground floor plan 8
Housing in Wroclaw year 2011 place Wroclaw, Poland collaboration W.Mazan student project The plot is limited by two tenement houses and office building. The new housing has the same width as adjacent buildings. Space between the existing office building and the new one was used to create vertical connection between two buildings. Communication was limited to two corridors serving five floors.
form shaping every flat is different
minimizing the number of corridors
ground floor plan 11
first floor plan
second floor plan 12
Cafe-bookstore year 2010 place Wrocław, Poland student project Finalist of the competition The main element in the interior is a strip. It separates spaces of different character, becomes a place for books, creates “tables” and its course and shape bring to mind the paper coming out of the typewriter. The entire interior was made in wood, black and white tones. The only color is the color of books that are a distinctive accent, which makes this cafe-bookstore before others.
Concert hall in Wroclaw year 2012 place Wroclaw, Poland student project The concert hall shape creates a missing corner and two frontages, tightly filling the plot. This form refers to the associations related to music such as keys, a stave, sound waves and rhythms. Colors of the interior refers to the piano.
ground floor plan
Hotel in Wroclaw year 2012 place Wroclaw, Poland student project honorable mention in SARP “project of the year” competition
The design of the building - because of its central location – enable diminution of external noise. This project aims to reconcile the noisy environment with the need of isolation. Natural lighting from the nearby clinic becomes the reason for the offset of the building towards the street and creating an internal garden hidden behind the “curtain-wall”.
Acid glass creates unique and restorative atmosphere.
site plan 19
ground floor plan
second floor plan
New Bavarian History Museum year 2012 place Regensburg, Germany Final Degree Project The building is strongly connected with the surrounding old part of the Regensburg by restoring urban blocks and allowing people to flow through the site. Urban structure of the building generates a representative image of the museum in the skyline of Regensburg. The facade material is a perforated concrete, which refers to the limestone rocks, typical for this region. Monolithic blocks of the museum are connected by the homogeneous facades, what make the complex harmonized. The three volumes of the building makes the site accessible without any barrier. The interaction between river, glass facade, which show the interior of the building, and exterior stairs creates a unique atmosphere of the place. In the view from the river side glass facade gives the impression of opening a part of the secret, which is hidden by a monolithic building.
early concept sketches
entrance city plaza
outdoor stairs near the bank
Bavarian iconic view
narrow passage between buildings
Bavarian museum view
passage connects two squares
limestone rock, typical for this region
perforated concrete on the facade
light infiltration through the facade
ground floor plan
exploded axonometric scheme
visitorszone zone visitors staffzone zone staff
Bathroom with a view of the nature year 2011 collaboration M.PopĹ‚awski student competition 1st place
HoReCa functions require natural light, so the bathroom is often in underexposed parts of the building. By designing a bathroom with no access to the light we are coming forward to meet the needs. In the central part of the room is a glass box with living plants, which is a core of the bathroom. Because of the linear character of the interior and a glazed box with plants it is possible to modify size of the bathroom by increasing the number of toilets or changing the dimensions of space with plants.
Basalt â€“ The mine of culture year 2011 collaboration M.PopĹ‚awski, B.Poteralski student competition honorable mention
The project seeks to make full use of advantages of a former quarry and at the same time preserve what is valuable in it. The most important aim is to revive the place and create a living public space without losing sight of education and the history associated with the stone. The solution was to create a campsite with a small cabins on the existing lake and the place for a tents on the clearing above quarry. The heart of the complex is a summer stage for a special events.
stage for events
administration house camping site for tents entrance path
Polish Embassy in Berlin year 2012 place Berlin, Germany office PAG position Architectural Designer competition The polish embassy in Berlin is not only a functionally complicated project but also one with tremendous emotional package that comes with both nations history. Nowadays, good relations between Poland and Germany lay foundations for cooperation and respect. The aim of the project is to highlight that fact by using the leitmotiv that is typical of both cultures and symbolizes strength and unity between them. The decision was to use an oak - a majestic tree very common on both sides of the border, a tree that is synonymous with longevity and dignity. An oak between the lime trees of Unter den Linden – in a polish diplomacy office – is a metaphor for the durability of good relations between the nations. It’s a symbol of reconciliation.
oak on the internal square as a symbol of Poland
internal square is a perfect place for events
ground floor plan 30
banquet hall with terrace and view for the squere
tree as a connection between context and polish landscape
facade shaped as a tree
concrete prefabricated slabs with a bark imaprint
facade of embassy
front facade view 33
Walbrzych Coal Minersâ€™ Cultural Centre year 2013 place Walbrzych, Poland office PAG position Architectural Designer competition 3st place
The new cultural centre is a complex solution for a Walbrzych site of grand importance: the downtown plot with a historic cinema building, dating back to the 30â€™s. The main functions intended are: concert hall and rehearsal space for the Sudecka Philharmonic, art gallery and a multi-storey parking garage. The architectural concept follows the urban context, using the idea of narrow cracks between the buildings, characteristic of Walbrzych and coming from its hilly topography. The decisions that had been made keep the existing cracks and niches and create new ones, all of witch lead to the inner Music Plaza. the plaza combines all of the institutions serving as theirs entry zone and an open-roof forum. The monolithic basaltic solids of the new buildings pay respect to the mining tradition of Walbrzych and contrast with bright marble paving of the plaza.
y car park
existing building music squere
site plan 34
concert hall 36
ground floor plan 37
Collider Activity Center year 2013 office PAG position Architectural Designer competition Walltopia concept combines architecture and recreational park area. It’s an attempt to create half-artificial landscape of unique architectural value, distinguished from nearby low quality public housing and simulating climbers’ natural environment. The aim of the project was to break the recommended functions into two longitudinal blocks (buildings A and B). It creates an illusion of a crack in a solid rock - a welcoming canyon – monumental gateway into the Walltopia world. The route begins with an open plaza in the south and continues winding north between folded facades, then ends with the recessed summer stage. This narrow pass overflows with dynamic and surprising views. Glass and corten steel that cover the walls curtain different functions, including outdoor ones – boulders, swimming pool lockers etc. Hiding these elements helps to read the Walltopia space as mysterious, adventurous and explore worthy.
District court in Nysa year 2013 office PAG position Architectural Designer competition honorable mention
An attractive plot intended for the district court is located on the corner of Norwida and Szopena streets, both of which, alongside with the greenery of Piastowska, Gierczak, Moniuszki and Kraszewskiego Streets had been designed as a linear park, surrounding the Old Town. The western facade of Szopena Street is defined by grand free-standing public buildings from the fin de siecle and early XXth century: cardiology centre, fire station, technical school and a neo-renesans post office. Presented context urges to fill the urban gap with similar, solid architecture. Therefore proposed building takes shape of a simple monolith, establishing the rank of a courthouse. Itâ€™s facade is defined by a rythm of vertical stripes of alternate: glass and protruding concrete panels. The niches that emerge from the manipulation catch sunlight and cast shadow in a way that sculptures the building.
the corner emphasises the entrance
foyer is accessible from street and parking
filling the urban gap with similar, solid architecture
t a stree
at fire st
main entrance Szopena street parking
site plan 41
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