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CURRICULUM VITAE: ALEKSANDRA SHEKUTKOVSKA

PERSONAL INFORMATION Name and Surname Аdress Тtelephone Еmail Nationality Website

Studio Date of Birth, Place of birth Gender

ALEKSANDRA SHEKUTKOVSKA NORDSTRASSE 182, 8037 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND 0038970231232 , 0041762214214 asekutkovska@gmail.com MACEDONIAN http://lasercutdesignlab.blogspot.com/ http://www.behance.net/lasercutdesignlab http://lasercutdesignlaboratory.wordpress.com/ LASER CUT DESIGN LABORATORY, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA 21.12.1984, SKOPJE MACEDONIA FEMALE

EDUCATION MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN

GRADUATED ENGINNER ARCHITECT

SEPTEMBER 2011-PRESENT (FINISH END OF AUGUST 2012) SWISS FEDERAL INSTUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ETH ZURICH, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE POSTRGADUATE PROGRAME: MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN IN DEVELOPING TERRITORIES ( CONTEXT BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO & SAO PAULO ) CHAIR OF PROF. MARC ANGELIL

SEPTEMBER 2003- JUNE 2009 UNIVERSITY SS.CYRIL AND METHODIUS, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA GRADUATED ENGINEER ARCHITECT GPA (8.4) 1


AUGUST 2009-PRESENT OWNER OF LASER CUT DESIGN LABORATORY, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA CONCEPTUAL STUDIO FOR EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENT IN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Professional work References available upon request

OCTOBER 2010- AUGUST 2011 EDUCATION DOOEL ARHITEKTONIKA RESPONSIBILITY : PROJECT MANAGER, PART OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION ANDOF AUGUST 2012) 0MASTER OF ADVANCED SEPTEMBER 2011-PRESENT (FINISH END COMPETITION TEAM STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN SWISS FEDERAL INSTUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ETH ZURICH, MAIN TASKS : DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE -PLANNING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHSCHOOLSPROGRAME: AND KINDERGARDENS POSTRGADUATE MASTER OFINADVANCED STUDIES THE CITY OF SKOPJE IN DEVELOPING TERRITORIES ( CONTEXT BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEI -PLANNING OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, HOTELS, HOUSES INDUSTRIAL CHAIR OF PROF.AND MARC ANGELIL BUILDINGS MAY 2010- JULY 2010 GEMMA ENGINEERING GRADUATED ENGINNER SEPTEMBER 2003- JUNE 2009 RESPONSIBILITY : PRAXIS IN ASSOCIATE OF PRELIMINARY PHASE AND ARCHITECT UNIVERSITY SS.CYRILDESIGN AND METHODIUS, CONSTRUCTION PHASE FOR APARTMENT DWELLINGS IN THE CITY OF SKOPJE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA GRADUATED ENGINEER ARCHITECT 2009/2010 GPA (8.4) JUNIOR ASSISTANT AT THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA SUBJECT : DESIGN STUDIO 3 AND DESIGN STUDIO 4 JANUARY 2010-PRESENT BIROPRESS PORTA 3-MAGAZINE FOR ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND ECOLOGY RESPONSIBILITY : CONTRIBUTING WRITER JANUARY 2009-JUNE 2009 ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO LELELELE RESPONSIBILITIES: PART OF TEAM FOR DESIGN PHASES IN VARIOUS COMPETITIONS: PRELIMINARY PHASE, FINAL DESIGN PHASE, CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION AND SPECIFICATION DECEMBER 2007 GTZ MED MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, OHRID RURAL TOURISM DECELOPMENT THROUGH OLD VILLAGE ARCHITECTURE RESPONSIBILITIES: FIELD WORK, DRAWING, PLANNING OF RECONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR RESTORATION AND PROMOTION OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

Publications

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS : BUILDING BRAZIL! THE PROACTIVE URBAN RENEWAL IN INFORMAL SETTLMENTS ETH ZURICH, MAS URBAN DESIGN, RUBY PRESS

PORTA 3-MAGAZINE FOR CONSTRUCTION, ARCHITECTURE AND ECOLOGY http://porta3.com.mk -LINA BO BARDI –THE MAIN LEADER OF THE BRAZILIAN MODERNISM - SENSITIVE URBAN AND RURAL TISSUES -ENDURING THE CITY IN INFINITY, REPORTAGE ON SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -CONDENSED DICHOTOMIES AND CONTRASTING FRAGMENTS IN THE CITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AN OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY WORLD ARCHITECTURE, INNOVATIONS AND NEW CONCEPTS IN SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE 2


DNEVNIK INTERVIEW ON CONCEPTS OF LASER CUT DESIGN (No. 597, 14.11.2009) TEA MODERNA INTERVIEW ON CONCEPTS OF LASER CUT DESIGN ( NO.480, 2.12.2009)

Workshops

SEPTEMBER 2009 BELGRADE OF LIGHT; LIGHT GUERILLA MENTOR: FEDERICO FAVERO -PROJECT: CREATING PHYSICAL ARCHITECTURAL SPACE THROUGH LIGHT SEPTEMBER 2008 CHAIN REACTION: CITY OF SKOPJE PROJECT : VIDEO PRESENTATION OF INDIVIDUAL PERCEPTION OF THE CITY OF SKOPJE SEPTEMBER 2008 CITY OF SKOPJE : VISUAL, SOCIAL, URBAN AND POLITICAL IDENTITY PROJECT : MAPPING OF SKOPJE THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF ARCHITECTURE, MAPPING THE EXISTENCE OF OLD TRADITIONAL PARTF OF THE CITY VS THE NEW METROPOLIS AUGUST 2007 TH 4 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE WITH A WORKSHOP IN ARCHITECTURE AND FASHION DESIGN MENTOR: NIGEL WHITLEY ( LANCASTER UNIVERSITY,GB) WORKSHOP: PENEZIC AND ROGINA ZG, CROATIA PROJECT: CREATING A PARALLEL BETWEEN THE TWO MEDIUMS OF ARCHITECTURE AND FASHION WITH A PRODUCT FOR THE DIGITAL AGE MAY 2007 WORKSHOP IN READY MADE DESIGN MENTOR : PROF. VOLKER ALBUS PROJECT: DEVELOPING NEW DESIGN TEHNICUES THROUGH USING RECYCLED PRODUCTS MARCH 2007 REPROGRAMING OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BAY OF THE RIVER VARDAR, SKOPJE MENTORS: PROFESSORS FROM FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, SKOPJE PROJECT: EXECUTIVE PROJECT PLANNING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RIVER BAY

Awards

Competitions

AUGUST 2008 FIRST PRIZE FOR GRAPHICAL SOLUTION FOR THE SYMBOL OF THE CITY OF OHRID

SEPTEMBER 2009 ND 2 ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST ON THE THEME: THE SELF SUFFICENT CITY : ENVISIONING THE HABITAT OF THE FUTURE

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Exhibitions

JUNE 2012 RIO + 20 FAVELA CITY, STUDIO X, RIO DE JANEIRO JUNE 2012 SAO PAULO CALLING DECEMBER 2010 INDIVIDUAL MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY LASER CUT DESIGN AND FABRIC MARCH 2010 FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, 60 YEARS CELEBRATION EXHIBITED: FINAL PROJECT, RECONSTRUCTION AND PLANNING OF A MACEDONIAN TRADITIONAL VILLAGE, STAVICA, MARIOVO, MACEDONIA MARCH 2010 ARCHITECTURAL BIENALLE-SKOPJE EXHIBITED: FINAL DIPLOMA PROJECT MAY 2008 ARCHITECTURAL BIENNALLE SKOPJE PROJECT : REPROGRAMING THE OPEN SPACES IN HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF SKOPJE MAY 2007 READY MADE DESIGN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION ON PRODUCTS MAY 2006 ARCHITECTURAL BIENNALE SKOPJE JANUARY 2005 LIGHT DESIGNS FROM ECOLOGICAL MATERIALS, GROUP EXHIBITION

Software

VECTORWORKS, AUTOCAD, ARCHICAD, SKETCH UP, COREL DRAW, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, RHINO 3d, OFFICE PACKAGE, VECTOR WORKS

Languages ENGLISH ADVANCED LEVEL GERMAN BEGGINERS LEVEL

Driving license

DRIVING LICENCE TYPE B

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ALEKSANDRA SHEKUTKOVSKA IS AN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER AND URBAN PLANNER. CURRENTLY SHE IS FINISHING THE MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN URBAN DE SIGN IN DE VELOPPING TERRITORIES AT THE SWISS FEDERAL IN STITUTE OF TECHN OLOGY ETH ZURICH ; WITH DESIGN TASKS AND THE ORETICAL EXPLORATION FOR SPECIFIC AREAS IN THE CITIES OF RIO DE JANEIRO AND SAO PAOULO. SINCE HER STUDENT DAYS AT THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE SHE H AS DONE A VARIETY OF WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS AND PROJE CTS. IN 2009 SHE FOUN DED HER STUDIO LASE R CUT DE SIGN LABORATORY. THIS IS AN ESTABLISHED PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION IN CONCEPTUAL DE SIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING PARALELY AS AN ARCHITE CT, RESEARCHE R AND DESIGNER.

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Sedimented city —

Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro 2011 Design Thesis for Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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2010- CIDADE DE DEUS

‘SEDIMENTATION LAYERED CITY’

ACTORS

1981- CIDADE DE DEUS

TOOL S

mapping

defining layers - method of reading the city

2020 CIDADE DE DEUS

1963- CIDADE DE DEUS

‘densification is a constant process’


7MINI URBAN

8 URBAN VILLAGE


Sao Paulo Loops — Looped Residential Blocks Sao Paulo, Brazil 2012 Design Thesis for Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Guide Book Extracts

SAO PÃULO RULES 26 Guidelines for a better city!

A torre de compostagem é um lugar auto-sustentável que combina cozinhas comunitárias e espaços de lazer para os habitantes

Diretriz No 19: Torre de compostagem garden/

compost for garden

compost tower stages

food waste

Plataforma de lazer

1

2

3

1.mixinng 2.digesting 3.maturing

Cozinha cook throw in vegetables collect compost use for garden

GOAL: - To enhance a heterogenous structure of programs within the block - To create a self-sustainable structure

Coluna para recolhimento de legumes

CATEGORY: – Social housing upgrade DESCRIPTION: The compost tower is a special place inside of the block. It has multi functions creating compost, combining common kitchens and platforms for creating handcrafts and place to socialize with the other inhabitants. The platforms can be used for other purposes cultural happenings, reading, leisure time they become a place where the architectural space brings everybody together. The exchange of experience, user groups and variety of programs make it one of the liveliest places in the block.

Cozinha

Recolhimento da terra A torre de compostagem torna-se um lugar onde as mulheres podem cozinhar, fazer artesanato e socializar com outros moradores do edifício. É um espaço de convivência que funciona 24h por dia e agrega os moradores

See Also Object No.12

Werk 11 MAS Urban Design


LOOPED TOPPINGS: STRUCTURED NARRATIVES OF SHARED SPACES

ACCESSIBILITY

PROTOTYPE COMMON FACILITIES (PUBLIC VOID)

Goal: – To provide active shared spaces – To synthesize social life with everyday life patterns

Category: – Social housing upgrade: Principles of shared spaces

Description: The Laundry Tower represents a continuum in managing the principles of shared spaces within each block and it’s landscape. The Laundry Tower is articulated around common facilities and the main staircase and is activated by the residents on each floor. The tower acts as an axis of reference from which a series of programes for collective living take place. Follow-

ing the necessity of the Brazilian everyday life for the laundry faciliy, the laundry is provided as a synthesis with areas for interaction, socializing between the citizens, thus creating an inside neighbourhood within the block.

PARKING/RETAIL GOODS MARKET/SAMBA SCHOOL CULTURAL CENTRE/CHURCH PARKING

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