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2014 - 2015 // MSc in Architecture and Urban Planning, Poznan University of Technology. 2014 - 2015 // Erasmus scholarship, Brandenburgische Technische UniversitĂ¤t Cottbus - Senftenberg, 2010 - 2014 // BSc in Architecture and Urban Planning, Poznan University of Technology, 2009 - 2011 // ROE - Regional Education Center, Faculty of Photography 03.2014 - 05.2014 // 06.2010 - 08.2010 // 08.2010 //
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photography: documentary, architecture, portrait, nature; low-budget travel, mountain tour, cycling, skiing, runing
WARTOFRAJDA Poznan, Poland design team: 1050 Pracownia Architektury realisation: 06.2017
Wartofrajda is a part of the composition of the park in Old Warta Riverbed, enriching the space with an additional function attractive for the youngest. Children playing in a lowered space and with varying altitudes can move into their own world. Reduction of the ground has a double meaning. It was created for the comfort of carers, to keep their children in the eye, but at the same time together with designed equipment, it refers to the shape of the river flowing here in the past. It also creates a space full of steps, obstacles and hills to overcome which can be a challenge and a great fun for users. Usually playgrounds are intended for children over 3 years old. On this playground a zone for the children below this age was also designed. A sensory labyrinth with elements made of soft plastic was dedicatede especially for the youngest so they could feel safe in the space. In spite of the complex hilly structure, the place is available for disabled children, giving them the opportunity to share time with other users. Thanks to this, an important integration function was underlined.
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1. TABLICA Z REGULAMINEM 2. ZJAZD TECHNICZNY
10. RAMPA ZJAZDOWA Z PODESTEM GRAJĄCYM (RICHTER)
3. ELEMENTY DO WSPINANIA
11. ŚCIANKA Z GRAMI (SUN+)
4. ZJEŻDŻALNIA TERENOWA (RICHTER)
12. ŚCIANKA WSPINACZKOWA 13. STOLIK DO PRZESYPYWANIA PIASKU (KOMPAN)
5. ELEMENTY DO STĄPANIA (KOMPAN)
14. FALA - GRECOS
6. BUJAK (KOMPAN) 7. BUJAK (KOMPAN)
15. ŻAGIEL SŁONECZNY (HUCK)
8. TRAMPOLINA (HUCK)
16. KARUZELA (KOMPAN)
9. KLAWESYN (KOMPAN)
17. LINA DO BALANSOWANIA (HUCK) 18. ZJAZD LINOWY (HUCK)
19. KARUZELA LIANA (HUCK)
20. SŁUP Z LINAMI WSPINACZKOWYMI
21. ABECADŁO (KOMPAN)
26. LINARIUM - BRYLANT
22. PANELE ZABAWOWE
27. KARUZELA - SOLARIS (AKTIV)
28. MISA DO KOŁYSANIA (RICHTER)
29. DOMKI - WIOSKA RYBACKA
30. ELEMENTY ZACIENIAJĄCE
31. PARKOUR (RICHTER) 32. HUŚTAWKA ŻURAW (RICHTER) 33. PLATFORMA DO BIEGANIA
PLAC ZABAW W STARYM KORYCIE WARTY
MODERN VILLA Poznan, Poland â€žCompetition for Young Architects, Builder 2015â€? co-author: Magdalena Draheim
The family of 2+2, contemporary nomadism, the philosophy of the four elements and the address of Podlaska 4 have determined our thinking about the concept of a contemporary urban villa. What is a villa now? Can it be a home for a modern family? What brings the historical context of the place? Looking for answers to these questions, we drew inspiration from the native traditions of the Poznan district of SoĹ‚acz, appealing to rich Polish culture, transforming historical motifs into modern design. The front of the selected plot is facing south. In order to gain as much light inside as possible, we designed not deep, 3-storey building. The decision to build three storeys came out of a need to correspond to the height of neighboring buildings. This treatment also allowed the house to be readily zoned. The lowest level penetrating the garden is a common space in which users can eat, have fun and spend time together. The first floor is dedicated for parents, the second with its attic character for children.
ground floor plan
first floor plan
second floor plan
detail of the foundations
Poznan Aero Club Kakolewo, Poland supervisor: dr inz arch Borys Siewczynski sem III MA 2014/2015
Project designed as a Master Thesis is the result of the research about needs of the Poznan Aero Club and needs of inhabitants of Grodzisk Wielkopolski municipality in which the plot is located. The idea was to create a modern complex of buildings together with the landscape desing which would respond for these necessities and attract not only local community but turist as well. The site was dedicated to the military airport during the Cold War and it already had an airstrip and concrete roads around it. The representative buidling which is to serve as a training center connected with an aiport traffic control tower was desinged based on the axes set by the existing infrastructure. Additionaly shape of the building was inspired be the dynamic of the aircraft and its main function which is to provide a good visibility of the space, especially the runway and taxiways.
ground floor plan
control tower plan | first floor
control tower plan | second floor
control tower plan | third floor
control tower plan | fifth floor
CANOE AND BICYCLE RENTAL Szelagowski Park, Poznan, Poland supervisor: dr inz arch Robert Ast sem VII 2013/2014
Project designed as a bechelore thesis. Developed area is located on the Warta River bank in the immediate vicinity of a great example of the modernist architecture - Poznan Veteranâ€™s House. As a result of analyzes two buildings and the bay for canoes were designed. Main building located on the slope contains information point, bicycle rental and a restaurant. Second building is intended to storage canoes, also changing rooms and adequate facilities were planned there. As the canoe rental building is located in the floodplain, it was designed on stilts, on the same level as the first building. Both constructions are connected with a wooden terrace, which also has a function of a carport. The skylights are laid on the terrace to allow light to pass below the deck.
plan of the canoe rental | first floor
plan of the canoe rental | ground floor
plan of the bicycle rental
REVITALIZATION OF THE RAILWAY STATION Dopiewo, Poland supervisor: mgr inz. arch. M. Baczkowska sem I MA 2014/2015
Renovation and extension of a small railway station located in a village Dopiewo. Existing building would be devided into the waiting room with cashiers, rest rooms and an independent part of the catering facilities. Coffee shop would have place in the extended part of the builing. The attic was designed for the needs of the polish Scouting and Guiding Asocciation (ZHP). The project includes the former character of the building respecting the original materials and function.
ground floor plan plan of the canoe rental | first floor
ground floor plan
roof construction plan
existing building from the main entrance side
designed cafe shop
HOUSING ESTATE & CAR SHOWROOM Steglitz, Berlin, Germany supervisor: prof R. Kuhn, Ch. Dieck sem II MA 2014/2015
project od the housing estate in colaboration with Johannes Zerbe and Marcel Schwerin
The designed car showroom gives the corner between Birkbuschstraße and the reactivated Schallopstraße a special meaning. Its floor plans combine round and angular forms. The façade consists mainly of dark glass reflecting the surroundings and bright glass showing the interior. Thus, the car dealership during the day is a mirror of its surroundings and in the dark a lit and shining cornerstone of designed neighborhood. The basement offers space for as many cars as possible due to its conventional layout. Due to its angular shape and rounded corner, the ground floor connects the basement with the round upper floors. This function is underlined by round shaped panels in the interior. The first and second floors offer a free floor plan, with the third floor being the smallest. The shape, size and layout of the three floors reflect their functions as showrooms for cars of different price ranges. From the cheapest cars on the ground floor to the most exclusive ones on the top floor.
plan of the car showroom | basement
plan of the car showroom | ground floor
plan of the car showroom | first floor
plan of the car showroom |second floor
MUNICIPALE SQUARE Dobrzyca, Poland supervisor: mgr inz. arch. K. Borowski sem VI 2013/2014 co-author: Aleksandra Kicka
A project created in the year of recovery town charter by Dobrzyca. Main square of the town used to be a parking area with main road runs through the middle of it. The idea was to give back the significance and funcionality which Town Square should have and to change the road course. The space should emphasize shape of the town houses and the old church located around the plaza, give inhabitants new possibilities and restore the small-town character. As one of the main function of the municipal center is to give space for the outdoors markets, the project is based on the floor pattern created from different types of sett with ground fountains changing smoothly into benches. There would be also a square dip with wooden stepped benches designed to emphasize the monument having its historical place on the plaza.
CHINESE GADEN „RUSALKA” Poznan, Poland supervisor: prof. Liu Shoufang sem III MA 2014/2015
Chines gardens are almost like galeries full of live landscape paitnings. The idea was to create similar space in Poznan to give inhabitatns the sens of a different culture and let them fully enjoy beautiful sourandings of the Rusałka lake in a way they wouldn’t except. The garden was created by extending the lake with small water ponds. Lightweight construction of four designed buildings (coffee and tea house, bicycle rental and canoe rental) would be connected by footbridges layed over the water. The system of walls, gates and windows was designed in reference to the Chinese culture.
view from the above | ideogram
gates and windows
view of a cafe building
MOBILE LIGHTENING supervisor: mgr inz. arch. E. Grela sem I MA 2014/2015
The main problem was the design a mobile lighting which would allow to illuminate hardly available spaces and also to minimize the illumination in communication spaces. A project was inspired by a kaleidoscope and the lightness and mobility of helium balloons. Designed structure is created on a transparent membrane filled with helium. A light source is placed inside. The structure can be modified in many ways to let the user control the beam of light.
BICYCLE FACTORY Czerwonak, Poland supervisor: dr inz. arch. M. Giedrowicz sem I MA 2014/2015
Project of the bicycle factory near Poznan. The idea was to desing comfort, functional but also intresting in its shape building. Starting from cycling as the main theme of the project resulted in creating a dynamic facade of the representative building. It is highlighted by contrasted colors and strong lines, and refers to the dynamics of the sport. The main challenge of the project was to design the construction of the production hall together with the acces for the delivery vehicles.
dinning room for workers
section of the hall construction
plan of the office building | ground floor
section of the acces for the delivery vehicles
plan of the office building | ground floor
MEMORIAL PARK Pleszew, Poland supervisor: dr inz. M. Krzyzaniak sem IV 2012/2013
A park design in a place of a historic but forgotten evangelical cementry. The main requirement was to preserve the existing stand, all the gravestones and fence elements. It was also important to find the historical layout of alleys and paths to follow them in a new project. Plants such as: Aspelenium, Hedera helix L., Hydrangea macrophylla ‚Sibilla’, Ulmus glabra ‚Camperdownii’, Physocarpus opulifolius, Berberis thunbergii ‚Atropurpurea’, Pachysandra terminalis ‚Variegata’, Sagina subulata, Arabis ferdinandiacoburgii „Old Gold” were used to maintain the diveristy of the park throughout all seasons.
Poznan, Poland supervisor: dr inz. arch. M. Ankiersztajn sem V 2012/2013
Project made as a result of the first contact with the problem of the multi-family housing. The plot is located in the old historical distric of Poznan. How to desing a modern building answering for the needs of todayâ€™s inhabitants and communicate it with the dense settlement of Old Town? In response to these questions I created a simple building of a form of town house with addition of moder details, especially windows and terraces. The ground floor as required is dedicated for trade and services. Upper floors are devided into comfort size apartaments with a good acces of light and private terraces as well as the common garden in the back of the building and parking space in the basement.
first floor plan
second floor plan
section a-a southern elevation
SWIMMING POOL Dopiewo, Poland supervisor: mgr inz. arch. M. Giedrowicz sem VI 2012/2013
Dopiewo is a small town near Poznan, treated as so called Poznan bedroom. To give inhabitants independence and the sense of belonging to the place, the area has been developed over recent years. There is an already built modern kindergarten and a school, the next step is to build recreational facilities. The project foresees an interesting form of modern complex of swimming pools.
ground floor plan
part of the first floor plan
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GRAPHIC DESIGN wedding invitations
The invitation was created from ilustrations painted digitaly mixed with photography. The idea was to visulaize the atmosphere of an outdoor forest wedding and couple passions. The invitation includes also â€žCo warto, czego nie wartoâ€? (what matters, what not) card, which contains all the information needed for guests.
Published on Nov 1, 2017