MOTIVATION LETTER SUMMARY
My journey that was leading me to composing this letter as an application for TU Delft University has started a while back ago. My very first direct meeting point with the process of architecture was in my childhood when I had a chance to spectate and partly participate in my parents living house designing process. It was a moment when I realized that architecture and profession of an architect is like a merging factor between dreams and reality, and even though it is science fiction today, it could be real tomorrow. Since then I was steadily and consistently working on becoming an architect and I got accepted to Vilnius Academy of Arts, faculty of Kaunas. High attention to details and an intimate relation between lecturer and the student helped me to develop not only graphics and arts-related skills, but also to understand the relation between the function, constructions, technical part and aesthetics. This proved to be right even more when I got accepted to exchange program in KU Leuven - Sint Lucas University in Ghent where I was transferred to Masters course. Learning abroad experience proved to make a great impact on the development of my perception of architecture and its constructions as well as architectural sustainability and how it all together combined provides solutions when tackling social, geographical and economical problems. There are few reasons why I am applying for Master studies in TU Delft. One of them is highly appealing and open sight of architecture that university offers. My fascination about various scale problems solving through architecture developed during visits to Netherlands where I had a possibility to get in touch with sustainability, design and a different scale of planning. A variety of projects ranging from the City of Houten, eco-quartier of Eva - Lanxmeer and finishing with works from practices like MVRDV, OMA and others, are the best proof of iconic architecture merging innovation and reality that in result serves as a solution to a wide amplitude of challenges. This type of designing highly inspired my attitude towards architecture and deeply influenced my works ranging from zero impact bridge, spiraling bike lane equipped student centre and finishing with plans on how to provide social housing when tackling the trouble of deforestation. [...] I would be interested in several specializations offered in Msc program of Architecture. To start with, The Public building design studios sounds really interesting and challenging as it develops the understanding on how Public building functions in a variety of levels as well as it puts a spotlight on the creation of a variety of strategies that could be used to tackle the problems of today and tomorrow. On the other hand, it would be also interesting to explore Architecture and Dwelling module as the importance and the demand for multi-functional buildings is growing daily. It would develop an understanding on how to join what seems opposing elements, like public and private buildings, however, most of the time exchange and diversity of functions combined together produces innovative and function wise highly efficient results. Moreover, Veldacademie program would significantly improve understanding and research skills that are vitally important when working on functionally diverse projects. [...] When considered these mentioned areas that sound most appealing to me, I would imagine my final thesis project as one that would involve numerous aspects ranging from a more global urban scale with its already existing social, historic background to its' intimate relation with spatial network of local diverse communities, their social and economical aspects. [...] Such thesis project would broaden my understanding in the research of solutions for urban and social problems and would also serve as a continuity of knowledge I gained when working on my final Bachelor project. [...]
Sincerely, Julius Seniunas
JULIUS SENIUNAS ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
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WE SHOULD LIFT THOSE BOUNDARIES TOGETHER! -
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Sloping path provides access for pedestrian, cyclists and disabled people. Top floor can be reached without using staircase or elevators..
Mixed function building volumes.
Construction grid formed from truss framework.
Building volume assembled with truss framework and supported through vertical axis
Preserved natural typology of the site
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MOVEMENT THROUGH THE BUILDING
FROM OUTSIDE TO THE INSIDE
3M Public path Transit zone becomes zone of communication and serves as a connection between private and public spaces. Sloping path is suitable for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled people.
Independently arranged windows serve as ever changing artworks and provide gallery alike feeling with ever changing scenario behind the window. When going through the beuilding, people are able to experience 360 degree view scope and look around the area of Kreuzberg.
Section in parallel with Schlesische street
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BUR_ INNER PUBLIC YARD
Yard inside the building serves for community and public purposes as all the private rooms are orientated to the outside of the building. Sloping path system / corridor serves as a semi-public zone between the public and private zones and creates fluent transition when connecting them.
Spree river waterfront facade
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ZERO IMPACT BRIDGE_
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ZIB_ SITUATION SCHEME
Public transportation stops
Canal to Netherlands
Outer ring road R4
Industrial Port Canal to Brugges Antwerpen Inner ring road R40 Historic City Centre
Canal to Antwerpen Suburbs
Canal to kortrijk
WATERSCAPE In collaboration with Dalia Puodziute
Brussels B401 Highway
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SOCIAL HOUSING + MARKET
GREENHOUSES + BIOMASS FACTORY
In collaboration with Dalia Puodziute
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ZIB_ CONTRAST OF THE PAST AND THE STEP TO THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Before The cars intensively penetrate through the bridge to the city center providing noise, air pollution and unpleasing living environment for nieghboring buildings.
After The car flow is reduced to zero, the area is converted to recreational and multifunctional eco-friendly zone. Actions providing new and much improved living quality.
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In collaboration with Dalia Puodziute, Igor Machata, Lukas Kubik and Barbara Polakova
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LIVING LIVING FACTORY_ FACTORY_
SCALE SCAL E MIXTURE MI XTURE
S M A L L S CAL E
L I V I N G H O U SES SMALL LIVING HOUSES
L ARG E SCAL E
I NDUSTRIINDUSTRIAL AL BUI L DI NG S LARGE BUILDINGS
L I VI NG FACTO RY
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CONSTRUCTION SCHEME Modular blocks forming living homes and office spaces are freely arranged within the framework that serves as the main bearing construction. Vertical axes that consist of elevators and staircases together with the construction framework are only constant parts of the building.
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LIF_ URBAN PATTERN
MAIN AREA OBJECTS
Expo centre forms public square.
Offices form sound shield from intense traffic street
Living places orientated to calm streets
Commercial use zones
Common use zones
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LIF_ 1 FLOOR PLAN
Waterfront side section
3 FLOOR PLAN
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ONE FORM MANY FUNCTIONS
Module is constructied in order to provide fluent spaces expanding and transformation.
Living homes and offices expand depending on the demand and offer infinite possibilities and versatility for living and working.
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SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURES_ SHELTER
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HOUSING CONSTRUCTION SCHEME / TUTORIAL
NO.1 PLATFORM CONSTRUCTION
NO.4 ROOF WIRE KNOTTING
NO.2 THE WIRE KNOTTING
NO.3 WALL COVERING
NO.5 ROOF COVERING
NO.6 SHELTER COMPLETION
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MEMORIAL AND THE LEARNING CENTRE 3
Uk Holocaust memorial and the Learning Centre is approached from Victoria Tower Gardens. Memorial can be visited without going to the learning centre as the top of the core functions separately. In order to experience deeper understanding about Holocaust History, visitors are guided to enter the learnign center underneath the memorial.
PAR K L EVEL
F LE X IB LE ME E T ING S PA CE EN T R AN C E R AM P
S CHA NGING INT E R P R E TAT IO N S PA CE
F R O N T - O F - H O U SE
T R E S HO LD
R AM P T O C H A N G I N G I N T ER PR ETAT I O N S PA C E
1. HIS T O RY 2. S T UD Y CE NT R E 3. IS S UE S
C H AN G I N G I N T ER PR ETAT I O N S PA C E
P E R MA NE NT INT E R P R E TAT IO N S PA CE
R AM P T O P ER M AN EN T I N T ER P R ETAT I O N SPA C E M E M O R IA L LO O P GA LLE RY T R ESH L D
M E M O R IA L INT R O D UCT O RY AT R IUM R AM P T O P ER M AN EN T I N T ER P R ETAT I O N SPA C E
PER M AN EN T I N T ER PR ETAT I O N S PA C E
M E M O R IA L T E S T IMO NY
DISABLED PEOPLE ACCESS ACCESS LIFT AXIS
S U N A B S O R B AT I O N W E L L S V E N T I L AT I O N
B A C K H O U S E / O F F I C E S PA C E S
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Memorial consists of loop galleries that are located in the middle of the core. Loop galleries are hosting sensitive information so that it would not be approached from main learing centre and it would be kept in more private spaces.
ACCESS FOR ALL RAMP ACCESS ACCESS
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Learning Centre - systems strategy.
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Transparency through history. United Kingdom symbols are visible through the memorial as a symbolic reference of safe destination.
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Application to TU Delft University.