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Space is what fascinates me the most in architecture. I am interested in what happens between the walls, how people behave in, and react to space. Architecture, like music, cosists of elements, which combined in composition create tension, feelings, reaction. I am interested in stimulating spaces.
e-mail: email@example.com DOB: 05/07/1988, Leszno, PL
Marta Smektała personal profile:
As someone who is hardworking, creative, resourceful, reliable, highly motivated and full of energy. I like gaining new experience and challenging myself. I possess artistic skills, and use them in field of both profession and hobby. As an open-minded person I can easily adapt to multicultural environments.
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, M.Sc. in Architecture (specializations: Interiors, Buildings and Cities, RMIT, graduation project: Dwelling & Architecture)
10/2009 - 07/2010
Politecnico di Milano , Italy, the exchange of the Erasmus Programme.
10/2007 - 02/2011
Poznań University of Technology, Poland, B.Sc. Engineer in Architecture.
09/2004 - 06/2007
Matura exam Secondary School No 1, Leszno, Poland Polish Language (oral & written), English Language (oral & written), Advanced Maths, Advanced History of Art.
10/2007 - 06/2013 02 - 04/2013
Open Course Oral Presentations in English - TU Delft;
08 - 09/2010
Premio Piranesi Prix de Rome – VIII International Seminar of Museography of Villa Adriana in Tivoli, Italy;
03 - 06/2009
Course of digital and analog photography– organisation: FORMATY, Poznań;
08/2006 08/2005and 02/2007
Internship in the project: „Youth and Women’s Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries” organized by Institute of Innovation in Warsaw;
Plein air painting in Skoki organised by The University of Art in Poznań. Plein air painting in Owińska organised by Greater Poland School of Architecture and Art.
1st Prize of the Premio Piranesi Prix de Rome competition of designing the Museum of Villa Adriana in Tivoli.
1st Prize in Greater Poland in Photography contest organised by ESN in Poland.
Honourable mention in the contest of the design of logo for the 90th anniversary of PoznaĹ„ University of Technology.
2004 - 2007
Numerous awards received in art and sport contests during the secondary school.
work experience: 02-07/2014
Internship in architectural office: Aquidos, Barcelona;
Internship in architectural office: Flores-Prats Studio, Barcelona;
Workshop Assistant: Voluntary work as an assistant during the workshop of clay modelling for Archicheological Festival in Biskupin, PL;
Graphic Designer: Voluntary work for British University Lifesaving Clubsâ€™ Association.
MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and similar, AutoCAD, MIcrostation (2d), Sketchup, Revit, Archicad, Artlantis, Photoshop, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustartor, InDesign, SolidWorks, Dialux 3ds Max, Rhinoceros, Adobe After Effect (basics)
Polish (native language) English, fluent oral and written (IELTS exam) Spanish, Italian - intermediate Travelling, biking, public spaces, urbanism, art, dance, design, painting,
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Poznan University of Technology
Secondary School No. � Leszno
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1988 2007 2009/2010
III year - Politecnico di Milano IV year
Nerone’s museum EXPO Milan ����
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Delft University of Technology
Internship Flores - Prats
design line painting/drawng line photography line
Multi Functional Accomodation
Living at the hub
Space to culture
Director’s house location: Poland, Poznań, Antoninek district 52o 24’27.23” N , 17o01’19.27” E course: Housing Design - year II, semester II 2008/2009 academic, individual work tutor: Agnieszka Janowska: firstname.lastname@example.org
This house was designed for a theatrical director, who wants to take
his rehearsal or spectacles from theater to his home. The specificity of the project is a result of half-public character of the building. Interior arrangement and exterior form of the building are subordinated by the concept of the stage, directly inspired by the stage of the Theatre “ M o n t o w n i a ” in Warsaw, situated at the bottom of the swimming pool. The home scene is a hole in the ground floor with a depth of 45cm. Thanks to this decrease the ground level takes over the function of an auditorium. Those 45cm are sufficient length to make the place still available and adaptable easily. Interior arrangement creates possibility of free-form adaptation of the space and analyzing; single scenes in spectacles, in the shape of the view from bird’s eye.
Visitors are led to the second level by the rays of ‘ribbon’ light, spreading out from the front elevation to the staircase in the back of the building. The “ribbon” - openwork cover, is inspired by the curtain. Its task is to lead the guests to the following level of the auditorium, the higher floor, by play of the light and shadow. Other rooms, such as vestibule, corridor, cloakroom and kitchen are defined by neatly situated walls. Resembling a theatrical curtain figuratively, they cover and uncover the stage and outline directions for guests. Kitchen maintains the open character of the interior. Specificity of design of the second floor results from its half-public character. Space is divided into easily accessible and visually less accessible spheres not only by the walls, but also by the cover -
conception of the facade
Bathroom Kitchen, pantry
A Living room
plan - ground floor
plan - 1st floor
- “ribbon”, which lets the light enter the interior simultaneously
affected by the small size of the area, this inconvenience results in creat-
veiling the intimate, private spaces. Besides bedroom, laundry room,
ing space for a car, which can be moved from the front side and more
and bathroom, there is a room reserved for guests or functioning
as the oasis of peace for visitors during events. To make the form of the building legible for theatre-goers its front stays The garden has scenical appearance also, which constitutes the continu-
open, without any heavy fence, in contrary to typical Polish houses.
ation of conception of the interior. It gradually unveils intimate and
Thanks to it, the line of the front line can be withdrawn and, conse-
hidden corners before visitors’ eyes, leading finally to the paved square,
quently, the parking area can be created in the shape of stripes for car
easily adopted to the theatrical functions. The north, less lightened
wheels’ wake, letting the front garden be grassed over, while the back
part of the garden is dominated by the breezeway. Although its form is
one is crossed by the pergola.
Nerone’s museum location: Italy, Rome, Piazza Popolo 41o 54’38.28” N 12o28’ 34.79” E course: Museography-year III, sem.II 2009/2010, academic, individual work tutor: Pier Federico Caliari: email@example.com
The task of the course was to design the museum of Nerone situated on Piazza Popolo in Rome. The life of Nerone I divided into four parts, shaped into four installation: childhood, custody, emperor and decline. Being inspired by Monika Sosnowska artworks I decided to reflect each period of his life by designing different interiors of each pavilion and remaining their outlook similar. Each quarter of the oval shaped piazza is occupied by another pavilion. The location of the pavilions provokes visitors to circular movement. The model demonstrates the period of the decline beginning with large entrance which constitutes the start of the gradually shrinking path. The little exit reflects unclear end of his life.
EXPO Milan 2015 location: Italy, Milan, Porta Volta 45o 28’54.71” N, 9o10’57.27” E course: Architectural Design Studio - year III 2009/2010 semester II academic work, collaboration with: Dorota Wilczyńska, PL tutor: Cino Zucchi: firstname.lastname@example.org The given task of the course was designing the multicultural space for EXPO exhibition in Milan 2015. Each project had to cover the pavilion of students’ nationality, an auditorium and a garden. The masterplan of the site of the project - Porta Volta in Milan, was given.
Auditorium The facade of the auditorium and garden are adapted to the demands of the environment and according to the dense movement. They are both open to the road providing an open public space. The garden resembles the folding paper pushed from two opposite sites. It contains of scattered pieces of concrete panels , which crystallise at the end in the form of auditorium. The little slopes can be used as space for having a rest.
pushing a surface from the both sides
grass layer concrete panel layer
white concrete panels
Envirogrid - flexible and expandable cellular soil confinement structure that provides slope erosion control and ground stabilization.
conceptual section of the landscape
pavilion hight_15m castello hight _6m
front elevation of the auditorium
elevation of the auditorium from the street
plan, ground floor
The auditorium and the garden are a form of the origami. Thanks to
plan, 1st floor
with the second entrance, confronting with the garden.
it the space remains coherent. The minimalist form of the auditorium is interrupted by the opening in the west facade, facing the most crowd-
The dominant of the interior is the ramp connecting the ground floor
ed street. This part of the building constitutes the semi - public space
containing a reception, a restaurant, a bookshop and the public space
opened for pedestrians. It plays also a role of filter for street traffic.
with multipurspose hall on the second floor. The ramp is a landmark
From the other side the overhanging multipurpose hall creates a space-
inside the building showing the path to visitors.
steel joints attaching the concrete cladding main construction - steel frame precast light concrete cladding
perforated wall construction
Polish Pavilion Polish pavilions is a modern interpretation of socialist architecture covered with reinforced concrete block of flats. The facade is created by the stripes connected in chaotic order. The openings results in a play of light and shadow. The staircase remains open and constitutes the guideline from the ground floor to the last floor containing multipurpose hall. This particular arrangement emphasizes the representative aspect of the place. The ground floor contains a reception and library, the first library with reading room, the second - offices. The class rooms are situated on the third level, the fourth floor covers multipurpose hall.
conceptual image explaining the idea of the form
b plan level 0
plan level 1
plan level 2
plan level 3
plan level 4
location: Poland, Poznań, Małe Garbary 52o 24’38.27” N, 16o56’08.61” E course: Design of workplaces - year IV 2010/2011 semester I academic work, individual tutor: Piotr Zierke: email@example.com
The aim of the project is promoting the idea of urban agriculture. Farming in the city has ecological qualities, because of limited distance for distribution of the products. Urban agriculture is not only a production of healthy food but also it influences on the health of the citizens and their social relationships. Due to limited space in the city the urban greenhouse promote the vertical gardens and constitutes the creative place for workshops of high quality homemade food. There is a diffrent function on each floor: reception, kitchen with workplace, shop, little restaurant, there is a demo version of the roof garden on the last floor. The arrangement of green walls results in friendly microclimate of the interior. Thanks to it the greenhouse is not only a workplace, but also a recreational centre. It proves that the space has universal character. The vertical garden is surrounded by ramp, which is a path for the visitors, adjusted to disabled.
plan level 0
plan level 1
plan level 4
plan level 5
Multi Functional Accomodation
location: The Netherlands, Rotterdam, Hillesluis 51o 53’53.67” N, 4o30’50.01” E course: Interiors, Buildings and Cities - year I 2011/2012 semester I academic work, individual tutors: Gert Somers: firstname.lastname@example.org Pelle Poiesz: email@example.com
The assignment is a so called multi functional accomodation (MFA) for a typical Rotterdam neighbourhood: the multi ethnic Hillesluis.
initial sketch - the form of the building is divided by two programmes: primary school and multifunctional centre. The space between the buildings creates a school yard and the relation between the centre and the mosque makes a new public space, where the axis in the plan cross in front of the mosque.
The client, housing corporation Woonstad, has formulated the program. The ambition of Woonstad is to enrich the neigbhourhood with a new place of meeting and interaction, a new public space. The Multi Functional Accomodation (MFA) will contain a primary
multifunctional centre with theater
school for 250 children, combined with other programs: a local theatre, a community kitchen and cafe, cultural facilities and rooms for adult education. The MFAis a relatively new building type, invented to lower the threshold for the amenities and to enhance social cohesion.
ex tra tea ch ing sp ac es
lib rar y restaurant
ltif un cti
al ha ll
MULTIFUNCTIONAL CENTRE PRIMARY SCHOOL classrooms
library extra teaching spaces PRIMARY SCHOOL
adult education restaurant
COMMON YARD WITH GARDEN
COMMUNAL HALL / PARENTS ROOM
HANDICRAFT ROOM 55,20m² STORAGE TOYS 15,30m²
EXTRA TEACHING SPACE
18,90m² BSO STORAGE
SCHOOL YARD AND BSO YARD WITH GARDEN
DRESSING ROOM 0m
plan, level 0
The form of the building is divided by 2 programmes. The daily part - primary school containing: communal hall, mediateque/ library, handicraft room, playroom, storage toys, directors room, janitors office, parents room, extra teaching spaces, multifunctional spaces and classrooms. The Multifunctional Centre is dedicated not only for students, thus it is more working models
active during the afternoon. It consists of theater, changing rooms, neigbourhood kitchen, cafe, extra rentable space, rooms for adult education, TOS(Thuis Op Straat, at home in the street a private Rotterdam organisation for children that lends out toys and playing material), and BSO (after school organisation - 9 to 6 accomodation for children of working parents). These two segments: school and multifunctional centre are connected with communal hall. During the process of design I was refering to the architect’s Herman Hertzberger approach in his design of student places: “The School as City”. His work has inspired me to treat the interior of the school as a street, and provide a lot of transparency connecting different levels.
plan, level 1
The model shows intial idea of the classroom. My intention was to break the closed rectanguar typology of classroom and create a stimulating environment for student. For that reason, the initial plan of classroom has a shape of a honeycomb,
entrance from inside
in order to avoid the right angles and provide more dynamic composition.
From the classroom there is an open view
to outide and inside, as well. In this way both teachers and students have a control with what happens in their surrounding. In the final plan, the construction is based on the pararell walls, but the other elements such as: individual working space,
shelves, partition walls, suspended ceiling, give to the classroom sophisticated form. Due to the programme each classroom has to contain an individual working space.
individual working space
Since this is a small and
more intimate space in the assumption, I wanted to rise the level of this room to create more children scale in it. Stairs are connecting the classroom with individual
entrance from the playground
teaching space and then the classroom directly with playground. Not only the plan, but color play important role in stimulation of the interior environment. Blue color of the floor improves the concentration, while yellow in ceiling energizes students, according to psychological researches.
initial model of a classroom
EXTRA TEACHING SPACE
PLAY ROOM 59,90m²
+0.85m INDIVIDUAL WORKING SPACE
INDIVIDUAL WORKING SPACE 10,0m²
final plan of the classroom
section, school with multifunctional hall and classrooms
Model - the arrows show transparency connecting the floors.
elevations of the segment with primary school
section of the theater
elevations of the segment with multifunctional
plaster plywood insulation wood construction cladding bricks
glazed facade, aluminium profiles
D A B C
insulation ventilated roof decked roof
details of the elevation
the ramp leading to the auditorium , the details are refering to this facade extract.
Living at the hub graduation project location: The Netherlands, Amstedam, Sloterdijk, Teleport O 52o 23’12.35” N, 4o50’12.07” E course: Dwelling & Architecture, - year II 2012/2013 semester I and II academic work, individual supervisor: Olv Klijn, firstname.lastname@example.org
The site of the project -Teleport O, is situated in strategic position for
the whole Amsterdam: at the transport hub – Sloterdijk station, and in one of the “green fingers” of Amsterdam, reaching the city centre. The qualities of this location are not efficiently used. The “green finger” is interrupted with the office area. Another serious problem of the district is vacancy. The location does not have good conditions for dwelling, because of noise, mono-functionality and isolation. For these reasons, the challenges posed to the design are: incorporation of housing in mono-functional district and definition of the program with activities for the new coming dwellers, which will make the area pleasant to live. In this way, the Teleport can be potentially transformed from the mono-functional district into a new self-sufficient city centre, strongly related to whole Amsterdam town, located in its “green finger”, next to the Sloterdijk station.
site model of the achieved space
public private GRADIENT IN PUBLIC SPACE public
collective collective open to public
public part, - a buffer between the city and residential part +5.00m
residential part collective - open to public
entrances to residential segments from the street entrances to residential segments from collective square
subspaces leading to the squares
+1.50m closed collective space in atriums
facades aligned with the street with main entrances
relation between the atriums and collective square
schemes explaining the composition of the site
plan of the site
hotel entrance to platforms culture centre entrance to platforms market skate park supermarket/shops kindergarten/nursery school The intention of my design was the integration of station with the residential part of the project. The aim was to break the border between the public and private and provide more gradient between these spaces, and make the area liveable in a busy transportation hub. In this way, the dwellers reach their houses passing from the big public square in front of the station, through the smaller square, then the open collective, and the closed collective space in the atriums. Public and collective spaces work on different level of intimacy or openness. The process of blurring the border between the public and private make people feel belonging to the outdoor space.
The typology of atrium also helps in achieving the gradient between public and private. While a typology of block refers more to individualism, atrium has more a sense of community and sharing. The atrium balances the built and unbuilt, open and closed. It creates an extra additianal space improving wider social life among the dwellers. It provides shelter from noise, wind pollution and contact with nature. Additionally the garden in the atrium is equipped with a living machine system which plays a role in the process of cleaning the grey and rain water. In a result, the water can be reused as a nonportable water.
visual connection with garden
private/ loggia visual connection with public
collective space, inner garden
public visual connection
collective open to public
collective open collective space, to public inner garden
scheme showing the gradient of spaces in the relation atrium- site
plan of the residential segment
section a-a of the segment
section b-b of the segment
â€œTetrisâ€? typology of apartment with studios on the ground floor. Living rooms has a visual connecction both with street and garden in the atriums.
light timber structure in the facade
concrete slab in the overhanging loggia
timber cladding insulation timber structure concrete panel
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
light timber structure
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
aluminium timber insulation timber structure concrete panel
tiles floor heating INFRA + floor conrete slab wood cladding PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
tiles floor heating INFRA + floor conrete slab
precast concrete panels
Space to culture competition by Young Architects Competitions location: Italy, Bologna, Quarto Inferiore 44o 31’45.62” N, 11o25’27.70” E collaboration: Barbara Wielebska, PL
The task of the competition was to refunctionalize a factory, situated at the suburbian area of Bologna, into a space for culture and leisure . New type of cultural centre should containing temporary accomodation, day care, restaurant, theater, sport facilities, workshop rooms, multi-purpose rooms, exhibition hall and so-called “art hotel”. In our design we have considered some existing references with a successful public space. Our project presents a cultural centre with a stimulating public spaces, encouraging people to meet and interact. In a result the new space for culture works as a catalyst for suburbian district in the former industrial park. The typology of the factory has encouraged us to create a plaza, a new centre in the suburbian, former industrial area of Bologna. We took advantage of the composition of the modern solids in order to create an urban interior.
Existing building’s conditions
Terrace- private space Art hotel
Terrace- public space
Modular spaces: -temporary oďŹƒces
Auditorium/ theatre/ cinema Exhibition main hall Cafe/ restaurant
plaza, urban interior
Our intention was to combine modern characteristics of the building with traditional elements of italian piazza (like its typical urban floors) and create the atmosphere of Italian piazza for the new community of visitors. Some surfaces of the concrete walls are tiled or painted with sgrafitto imitating tiles. The transparent glass curtain walls and distinctive urban floor (the same both in and outside the building) connect exterior with interior resulting in a continuos cultural space. Thanks to a vivid plaza people can spend time actively and have a contact with art virtually 24h.
temporary oﬃces temporary oﬃces
laboratories for artists exhibition hall
laboratories for artists
ticket oﬃces main entrance hall day care cloak room dance hall
toilets closed auditorium backstage
reception of the gym and gameroom open auditorium
administration restaurant, kitchen
terrace open to public,
apartments for artists workshop room restaurant
3. Views from the Art hotel 3. 3.Views Viewsfrom fromthe theArt Arthotel hotel
1. The general scheme general scheme 1. The general scheme 1. The general scheme
2. Views from the mix (public/private) space 2. Viewsfrom from thethe mix mix (public/private) views (publicspace / private ) space 2. Views from the mix (public/private) space
4. Views from thethe public space (exhibition views exhibition hallhall) 4. from space hall) 4.Views Viewsfrom fromthe thepublic public space(exhibition (exhibition hall)
5. Views from the terraces
5. from terraces 5.Views Viewsfrom fromthe the terraces views the terraces
3. Views from the Art hotel 3. Views from the Art hotel
3. Views from from thethe Art hotel views art hotel
6. View from the main square 6. the square 6.View Viewfrom from themain mainmain square views from the
schemes showing the visual relation between the exhibition hall, art hotel, the 4. Views from the public space (exhibition hall) 4. Views from the public space and (exhibitionexterior hall) bridge, offices 4. Views from the public space (exhibition hall)
hanging bridge above the exhibition hall, under the art hotel
5. Views from the terraces 5. Views from the terraces 5. Views from the terraces
6. View from the main square 6. View from the main square 6. View from the main square
A new space for culture is a cultural centre perfectly adjusted for shortterm visitors (less than one day), and those who prefer to stay longer creating a community (artists who need appartments with worhshop spaces, children attending art camps, clients of art hotel, members of various festivals crews etc.) . Public and private spaces are thought to combine with each other in order to provoke interaction of artists and visitors. For instance the main exhibition hall is visually divided by a suspended bridge in the 1st level and art hotel in the 2nd level resulting in a navetype space where all kinds of visitors meet. view fromt the extrance to the exhibition hall
ROUTING separated entrances entrance to art hotel
entrance to day care
main entrance entrance to sport facilities, gameroom
EXHIBITION HALL, SPORT FACILITIES, GAMEROOM, DAY CARE, OFFICES, WORKSHOPS working hours f.e.: 9 a.m. - 20 a.m.
entrance to the auditorium
entrance to hostel
entrances to cafe/restaurant
CLOSED AUDITORIUM AND CAFE
- opened independently from the exhibition hall
working hours f.e.: 1 p.m. - 2 a.m.
ART HOTEL & HOSTEL
- opened independently from the museum
working hours: 24h/day
SEMI - PUBLIC
PRIVATE art hotel, hostel oďŹƒces, workshops
NEW / OLD MATERIALS
art hotel, hostel oямГces, workshops
NEW / OLD MATERIALS
CONCRETE, CURTAIN WALL, GLASS, GLAZED ROOF
NEW PARTITIONS WITH TIMBER PANELS AND STEEL STRUCTURE, GLAZED MOVABLE WALLS
CERAMIC SHADES, ART HOTEL AND HOSTEL TILED WITH CERAMIC, STONE TILED FLOOR
CAN BE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE PLAZA
CLOSED AUDITORIUM, WITH SEPARATED ENTRANCE
OCCACIONALLY OPEN AIR CONCERT
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Drawing and painting Some drawings and paintings made before and during my studies.
Some pictures taken during my trips.
This is a project of a bag made from ventilating pipe. The form of the bag is a kind of joke, which is a result of using casual material for elegant purpose.
BK beats environment
location: The Netherlands, Delft , Faculty of Architecture course: BK Beats Environment collaboration with: Sko van Delft
BK beats is the biggest faculty festival in the Netherlands and is organized by a group of involved students from D.B.S.G. Stylos. For one night the historical building of the Faculty of Architecture changes into an amazing festival area and a fabulous experience is thereby guaranteed. The theme of BK beats 2012 is 4 miles of light, which is another name of Las Vegas, a sleepless city of entertainment. Our task was to design an instalation in corridor connecting different stages. We formed the LED lights in shape of arrows to emphasize the movement in the passage. People reacted to the instalation very enthusiastically. Thanks to it, the corridor not only was linking different stages, but also stimulated people to meet.
MILANO TUTTI FRUTTI location: Italy, Milan and internet course: Town Planning- year III 2009/2010 semester I academic work, collaboration with: Helena Kułak, PL Viola Guroli, IT Masha Zlobina, RUS tutor: Stefano Boeri, email@example.com Milano Tutti Frutti can be framed as a non-visual social urban project. Our target was promoting: “0 km production”, useof exisiting fruit tree resources in the city, involving citizens in the realisation of urbanagriculture project, educating people about sustainability. We created a google map of city fruit trees scattered in urban space, fanpage on facebook and organised promo actions popularising the idea of using the urban fruit resources.Leaflets, comics, spot movie, our homemade food were used as educating materials.