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KATARINA DJURIC

PORTFOLIO


KATARINA DJURIC Bachelor of Architecture CONTACT: E-mail: kd238@njit.edu

EDUCATION

NJIT College of Architecture and Design Bachelor of Architecture Sept. 2013 - May 2018

EXPERIENCE

Freelance drafting / Sept. - Dec. 2017

Skycity Developements pty ltd/ Queensland, Australia Architectural drafting for a multi-unit dwelling Converting architectural plans, sections, elevations into technical drawings

Freelance interior design / Summer 2018 Belgrade, Serbia Interior redesign for an apartment Layout, colors, materials, lighting, furniture

ACHIEVEMENTS/ AFFILIATIONS

NJIT CoAD Design Showcase / 2018 NJIT School of Architecture Super Jury / Fall 2016 NJIT School of Architecture Super Jury / Spring 2017 AIAS member / 2016-2017

SKILLS

COMPUTER

OTHER

Rhinoceros 5 AutoCAD Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Microsoft Office

Hand sketching Model making Ethnographic Research

LANGUAGES

English (fluent) Serbian (fluent) French (basic)


CONTENTS

PROJECT OF BEAUTY

STRANGE NATURES

LIFE AFTER WORK

OTHER WORKS

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01 THE PROJECT OF BEAUTY: The focus of this next project is on the idea of beauty in architecture, a topic that is often avoided in our discipline on the premises that “beauty is subjective�, implicitly meaning that a concept that is not universal cannot be discussed or explored. The project explores beauty as a moment which one experiences. The primary program is performance and exhibit spaces, but the true moments of beauty are experienced outside and around the program/in the circulation and waiting spaces. Tubes of light of varying sizes and heights pierce through the building to create contrasting moments of lightness in the seemingly heavy concrete of the building. Entry into the spaces from each side allows each person approach the building in their own way and create their own combination of experiences as they explore these moments of beauty.


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02 LIFE AFTER WORK:

A SUBURBAN PROTOTYPE Increasingly, questions about the nature of work in an ever-more automated world are leading political economists, technologists and sociologists to consider the possibility of a future without labor, or, more accurately, without labor as it is currently defined. A Suburban Prototype is a model for a communal dwelling in such a world without work. The prototype revitalizes the suburban cul-de-sac; in other words brings life into the dead ends of the suburbs. The communal dwelling wraps around the cul-de-sac creating a suburban plaza for events and gatherings for the entire suburb. The first level spaces resemble those of the typical garage in which hobbies, garage bands and passionate start-ups replace cars. In a world in which work is replaced with leisure and hobbies these spaces become filled with diverse activites which can be shared with the members of the dwelling and beyond. The gardener, the baker, the “garage band�, the painter, and the woodworker all attract the life into the cul-de-sac creating a new community space in the suburbs. Each protoype will bring unique gatherings and events as the shared activities vary based on the interests and hobbies of those who dwell there.


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03 STRANGE NATURES: NEWTOWN CREEK The project takes a hyper nature approach by using the natural material of the surrounding as the primary material within the building – in this case that material is the dirty creek water which is used throughout the building as a way to create and control spaces. The building pumps water from the creek and the water is dispersed throughout the building into flexible curtains of plastic bags. By controlling the amount of water pumped into the bags, different levels of privacy can be created. This allows for seemingly endeless variations of spaces. The project creates new ways to interact and experience Newtown Creek. It allows for visitors to get close to the dirty water and experience the creek up close.


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STRANGE NATURES: NEWTOWN CREEK

SINGLE HEIGHT

DOUBLE HEIGHT

LOWERED

RAISED

SMALL SPACES

LARGE SPACES

OPEN

CLOSED OFF

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STRUCTURE SCRIM

AIR DISTRIBUTION WATER DISTRIBUTION

TRACKS

WATER CURTAINS

THE SYSTEM


PROTOTYPE


04 OTHER WORKS MODELS FACADE DESIGN PRODUCT DESIGN:

DIGITAL/CONCEPTUAL VESSELS CANDLE HOLDERS


MODELS

HEALTH CLINIC 01

CULTURAL HUB

HEALTH CLINIC 02


FACADE DESIGN

FRONT& BACK FACADE DESIGN FOR 52 JAMES ST., NEWARK, NJ


DESIGN 04 PRODUCT DIGITAL/CONCEPTUAL

SPEAKER DESIGN Designing for the Eames: Designing an object based on the research of an existing designer

STRIKE & LIGHT Candle holder with a built in matchstriker and match holder


THE PRIVACY PROTECTOR Attatches to glasses to provide privacy when out in public. The privacy protector comes in bright colors that scream to show that you want some privacy. No more awkward conversations at work, on the train or even when you’re with someone and just need some privacy.

ELASTIC BANDS


VESSELS


CANDLE HOLDERS

An exercise of creating a functional object through the experimention of different materials and forms, which results into unexpected and unique outcomes.


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