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Martina Blom Por tfolio 2018



Born: 1989-03-09 Tel: 070-1919673


Kunliga tekniska högskolan - 2016 semester 9. Studio 5.


Aarhus school of architecture Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Aarhus, Denmark 2010 - 2013, semester 8, 2016.


Universität der künste Berlin, semester 7 (master) 2014-2015

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Stockholm universitet Carography and map design Distance learning, Spring 2014 Vera school of art and design Basic studies in architecture and design Copenhagen, Denmark, Spring 2010

+ Bolandsskolan, Gymnasium graduation in Social Science, International relationships and esthetics as main focus Uppsala 2005 - 2008



Elding Oscarson maj 2017- jan 2018 (medverkande arkitekt)


Pelago Arkitekter 2017 mars - maj (timanställd medverkande arkitekt)


june 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff aug 2015 - dec 2015, Berlin, Germany (internship)

+ raumlaborberlin feb 2014 - jul 2014, Berlin, Germany (internship)



schmidt hammer lassen architects aug 2013 - jan 2014, Aarhus, Denmark (internship)



Honorable mention chart art fair 2016. Project Playstation.

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Icopal prize Honorable mention for bachelor project The paper Hybrid. 2013


Winner of art installation competition Installed at Train nightclub, Announcer of competition; Misk Mask club arrangers and I do art agency. Aarhus, Denmark, Autumn 2011

Icopal exhibition, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. October 2013 Aarhus school of architecture. November 2013.



Elding Oscarson Interior for Natural cycles new office (Realized) medverkande arkitekt, 2017


Elding Oscarson Villa Värmdö (från skiss till bygglov) medverkande arkitekt, 2017


ABC art berlin contemporary, (Realized) June 14, Intern, 2015


Propsal for Vennice Bienale 2016 June 14, invited by ARCH+ magazine


Stoltzenhagen apartments, (Under contruction) raumlabor, Axel Timm part of building team

+ NEXT 14 (Realized) raumlaborberlin Intern, Spring 2014 + Public Sauna in Gothenburg harbour (Realized) raumlaborberlin intern, 2014 + -Karlshamn Library, Sweden (Winning project) schmidt hammer lassen architects Student part role, Autumn 2012, +

-Saknderborg fælled, (Winning project) schmidt hammer lassen architects Intern, Autumn 2012,


Drawing of the year (Realized) Exhibition assistant Aarhus school of architecture, Autumn 2013


Fleet Street Hill, Model builder Hybrid Housing project Peter Barber Architect Summer 2012, London


Roskilde festival, installation “woodoow” (Reaized) Part of building team Summer 2012, Roskilde, Denmark


+ Autocad + Rhino + Illustrator + Photoshop + Indesign + V-ray + Sketch up + Vectorworks + After effects


Selected works (chronological order)

Villa Värmdö (p.3) elding oscarson

Co-op dwelling lab (p.9) academic work

Play/station (p.17) personal work

Abc (p.19) june 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff

Rockaway (p.21) june 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff

Public sauna (p.23) raumlaborberlin

NEXT 14 (p.25) raumlaborberlin

Aarhus sailing sport centre (P.27)

schmidt hammer lassen architects

Paper hybrid (p.29)

academic work (bachelor project)

Running to stand still (p.35) academic work


Vi l l a Vä r m dö proposal developed 2017 Elding Oscarson, medverkande arkitekt private comission Situated on a hillside in Värmdö, overlooking the water, this villa was developed with a vision to capture the character of the landscape and stunning views as well as to create an intimate scale that relates to the small scale buildings in the surrounding area. By breaking up the program’s different functions and working with the collage as a driving concept we created a collection of volumes opened in all directions wich welcomes nature into the house. The composition is also the result of the building permits prerequisites; to be able to experiment with the volumes heights and to adapt the building after the landscape. The client wanted to maximise the allowed footprint area, 160 sqm, which left around 60 sqm for the top floor. This gave us the opportunity to work with several double high spaces.

1. Model study 1:100 seen from east. Showes the relation between building, landscape and the outdoor area with pool


2. Situation plan 1:250.






3. Plan ground floor. On the ground floor we find the entrance, laundry, the double high living room, library, working room, kitchen, master bedroom and master bedroom toilet. The voids created between the volumes is used for intimate outdoor spaces with different qualities.

4. On the second floor we find three smaller bedrooms and common room with a visual connection down to the opened living room. From this floor you can also reach the outdoor terrace. 5. Sections 1:200.



6.2 6.1 Material study. The concept of the collage is investigated. The proposed material in this phase was a mix between metal, concrete. 6.2 Isometric views showing the buildings relation to the landscape.


7. Facades 1:200. The final facade material presented is wood. We wanted the idea of the collage to be clear and therefor chose to present three different textures of the wood facade.



Co - o p dwel l ing l a b Aarhus school of architecture Professor: Izabela Wieczorek, Claudia Carbone 8. Semester Co-op dwelling lab focus on a new housing model for young people in New York. The aim is to respond to the untenable housing market and offer an alternative to those who want to live, study and work together within the city. Manhattan is dense and unbuilt sites are both rare and expensive. The semesters theme of parasites lead to a mapping of voids in the cityscape. 1.

By looking into the reoccurring “left over� space as the narrow space inbetween buildings, naked walls and unutilized rooftops was pointed out. The presented work focuses on a site at the corner of East 58 street and 1st avenue but the projects should be seen as a urban strategy that can be applyed to differendt sites around the city.



1. Co-op dwelling lab seen from east. The white metal structure and openess in the facade gives the building a transparent expression in contrast to the existing brick building.

2. The housing structure is designed with double high floors where the upper part includes the private units and the lower level work as a shared living, cooking and working-space. Besides the private units and living spaces the building includes communal programs as meeting rooms, roofgarden, projection spaces, pool, sauna and laundry.


Shared rooftop Raingarden

changing room

Sauna Pool Wood deck

Private units

Shared floor Study / working Textile space dividers

Shared floors Private units

Shared floors Laundry Outdoor space

Meetingrooms Watertank Stairs/Projection space






on top

in between

hanging on


3. Program overview. The metal structure is constructed to lead all the forces directly down in the ground without effecting the existing building. 4. View froom the collective rooftop pool, sauna and garden area.

5. �The map of voids� Pointing out the different types of unused space in the Midtown Manhattan area. 6. Images of the situations. in-between buildings, naked walls and unutilized rooftops








7. Typical floor for the private units. A flexible system of easily rearrange wood walls gives the floorplan the possibilty to change according to different users and needs. 8. Below the floor of private units the floor of the collective is placed. This is an opened floor for eating, working and living together. More intimate spaces are created with textile dividers.

9. First floor of the co-op dwelling lab. Meeting rooms, projection area, shared library, laundry, rainwater collection etc. 10. Roof top plan including a pool area, garden, sauna and changing rooms. 11. Modelwork, 1:100.






12. Main componments / Diagram below illustrates the overlapping building phases A. Steel structure B. Slabs in concrete and linoleum C. Steel stairs and glass elevators D. Plywood walls and floors


13. Section 1:200 seen from west. Showing relation between the new structure and the existing building on site.


Play/station Competition proposal 2016 Collaboration with Oda Ă˜ye CHART is a reoccurring art festival at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. Each year a competition is announced for architect students to present pavilions which will be built and in use during the three festival days. 2016 the theme was to present a pavilion which can host a pop up restaurant, a permanent pavilion, exhibiting art or a structure which will deal with the theme of urban farming. We developed a project which could be adapted to any of he three programs. This proposal was developed during a three day period and received a honorable mention in April 2016. The proposal takes inspiration from playgrounds and gymnastic halls with the aim to create a pavilion which invites for interaction. It consists of three main elements - a wood structure, surfaces and the slide. The wood structure invites people to climb outside the structure. The surfaces function as steps or/and to stay. The metal slide gives the pavilion an element of playfulness and speed.







1. Axonometric Play/station Showing the original concept for the

3. Growing/station. Plants beeing displayed and hanging in the wood

pavilion. Where food and beverage can be prepared and sold, the

stucture transform the pavillion into a space for discussing future

station is also working as i playground for both young and old visiters.

agricultural solutions in urban areas 4. Section 1:50 5. Plan showling

2. Art/station. Art pieces can easily be inegrated to the pavillion.

lower floor where preparation of food is located.

Becoming a temporary exhibition space.


Ab c built in 2015 june 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff private comission internship During my time in the office of June 14 I took part in the final design phase of the ABC art contemporary in Berlin. My task was mainly model studies regarding organisation. “After the round entrance you enter an equal grid of rooms. Rooms that are sometimes quite closed and defined and sometimes they open up and seem almost to dissolve themselves. In each corner one artist is represented. The galleries could choose the length and number of corners or if they want to curate a whole room by themselves. I like that each room becomes unique and that even if different galleries are represented they start to communicate with each other, forming an atmosphere. We just gave the grid points and the rules. How the layout finally turned out was up to the feedback of the galleries. In that sense it’s a quite flexible concept. It gives a strong spatial frame, that adds orientation and binds it all together, but within there are many different possibilities for the galleries and artist to present their work.” Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge






1. Axonmetric drawing showing the variation of spaces created by the system of crosses. 2. Photo by Luca Longagnani, art work by Saadane Afif. 3. Photo showing the conections between the exhibition spaces.

4. Modelwork in 1:100, frequently used in the design phase to see the organisation of crosses.


R o c k away in progress 2015 june 14 Meyer-GrohbrĂźgge & Chermayeff private comission internship The Rockaways is an ongoing housing project in Queens New York.The presented material is produced during my time as an intern in the office, the project is now developing. Rockaway beach is a run down area, charactarized by recurring flooding and a single house typology. From building regulations a lifted structure is needed according to the flood. Additionally the regulations points out the possibility to get free extra square feet if the seling hight is lower than 8 feet. With this parameters a sloped envelope was developed to get the maximized area. To make the most out of the slope, steps where introduced as a main theme in the building. The steps is relating to the body scale and becomes part of both transportation and functions as well as divition in the building. The plot was bought by Sam Chermayeff and Arno Brandlhuber who will share a part of the building, the rest will consist of four units. The building will mainly work as a weekend/summer house giving the opportunity to introducy plenty of shared space and smaller private areas.






1. Modelstudies. 1:100. 2. Plan showing the divition beween the private units and the collective spaces. Objects including different functions (such as toilet, storage etc.) work as the space dividers in the building.

3. Axo showing studies of a wooden balloon-frame construction. 4. Studies in section.


Pu b l ic sa u na built in 2014 raumlaborberlin comissioned by Älvstranden Utveckling AB internship


During my internship at raumlaborberlin I had the opportunity to participate in the development of the public Sauna in Gothenburgs harbour. My main tasks was developing the projekt in physical model, plan organisation of the sauna and the wooden path leading between the programs. I also researched materials and had a lot of contact with different material companies and material reuse stations. The project seeks to introduce a Bathing Culture in the former industrial harbor. The project won the SAVG Architecture Award 2015 (Swedish Association of Architects Gothenburg Region and was nominated to the Kasper Salin-prize 2015. “For sustainable urban growth and the creation of a specific harbour park at Frihamnen it is necessary to preserve the memory of the site by attempting to intertwine with old structures, both physically and emotionally, the feeling and the qualities of the current state of ‚waiting‘ for new uses, buildings and temporary interventions.Establishing bathing in this rough and hostile environment is, above all, a way to change the perception of it: creating intimate spaces, new leisure experiences and the opportuni­ty for communication between different groups of people” raumlaborberlin





1. Drawing of the saunas situation in the harbour, showing connections to other parts of Frihamnens new facilities. 2. The materials used reflects the harbours character. 3. Inside the suna. Views to the harbour.

4. The prominad connecting the changing rooms and the sauna. The showers consist partly of re-used glassbottles which gives a serten transparacy without taking away the needed privacy. 5. Elevation drawing. Sauna seen from south.


NE X T 1 4 built in 2014 raumlaborberlin private comission internship NEXT is a recurrent event in Berlin. NEXT works as a meeting place for the European digital industry and is a vital driving force across borders. At the conference, marketing decision -makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss tech innovations and marketing trends that will transform the way we do business. (sourse: NEXT 14) Raumlabor developed the physical facilities for NEXT 14, both for the inside and courtyard. The structure inside Bcc is a “drawing in space� with a slim tube system in the combination with colourful textiles and air-mattresses to sit on. In the yard a play with layers was created with construction fences and transparent textiles.






1. View over the courtyard and layers of transparecy created from the metal fences and transparent textiles. 2. axonometric drawing showing the organisation over the costruction fences.

3. Organisation of the interier modular system inside the Bcc building. 4. Birds eye view of one of the situations. The structure includes display possibilities, table for presentations and place for sitting down.


A a r hu s sa il ing spo r t centre competition 2014 schmidt hammer lassen architects student part role The material presented here is produced during my time as an intern in the office of Schmidt hammer lassen architects in Aarhus Denmark in 2013. I was part of the team working on this competition proposal from beginning to end, where my main tasks was concept development, model-work and graphic work of representation material. With Aarhus placement on the map it is not surprising that there exist an active sailing club. The number of members are growing and the organisation has now requested better facilities for their activities - a new international sailing sport centre. This project had a sympathetic program, asking for two large uninsulated halls where different types of boats, dinghies and sailing equipment could be placed. It was also important that the building was a welcoming place for international gatherings, where you could find good conditions for the audience observing the races. With the building one also wanted to invite the not previously sailing interested inhabitants of Aarhus – to create a interesting active meeting place in the harbor.

“Vægmøbel” / nærdepot



Synlig vent.


Stor bådhal

Section East, 1:200



Modelwork in 1:200

Elevation seen from west 1:500


Pa p er hy b r id Aarhus school of architecture Professor: Izabela Wieczorek 6. Semester, Bachelor project The written assignment for this bachelor project was to create a hybrid building at a street corner in Williamsburg, New York. The project received a honorable mention at the Icopal prize ceremony, October 2013. The Paper Hybrid is a cultural center and a housing project, staging the relationship between consuming and producing within in the cycle of Paper. The potentials of program lies in reducing, reusing and rethinking the massive production of paper waste and turn it into a resource for the community in Williamsburg instead of a neglected disposal.The Paper Hybrid invites people in the neighborhood to interact with the esthetics of paper shredding taking place at street level. Paper will be stored visibly to the public and later disposed to a nearby recycling station, thereby connecting with the overall city scale and reducing the massive landfills outside the city. Since Williamsburg is undergoing a process of gentrification, the program seeks to both benefit from the fact that economical resources and investments are moving into the area at the same time soften the negative impacts of this phenomena. The micro-unit program therefore takes into account the need for affordable housings, since Williamsburg is facing a future of increasing rents.




1. Section 1:200 of the paper shredder tower including working spaces. The micro unit system is showing in the background. 2. Collages produces in the process. Exploring ideas around qualities of pappers material and potential to reuse.

3. Cosept collage - A new landscape is created on top of the existing city, with green roofs and a housings structure relating to the human scale.



4. View of the Cultural center interier. Representing the public part of the Paper hybrid projects is the culture center. The building contains different overlapping activities such as working, reading, gardening, meeting, paper shredding and exhibiting. The different activities are floating into one and other - creating a dynamic atmosphere. All activities are closely linked to the cycle of paper.


5. Paper waste - a resource for growth Paper comes from trees but paper can in return, (if free from toxin) be a useful part in the process of composting and growing. As garden mulch, paper helps to keep moist in the soil on dry rooftops. Toxin free paper coming direct from the shredder helps realizing the vision of green hide always in the big city in form of A plant nursery and green rooftops.






paper shredder



reading ordering

book recycle


eating/ drinking



6. Model studies of the cultural centre 1:100. 7. Plan over the cultural centre. Including the reading area, plant nursery, garden area cafĂŠ, the co-working tower and paper shredder.



The Micro unit structure A series of wooden micro units are designed in response to Williamsburg’s need for affordable housings. By using the existing buildings as a foundation for the structure, the micro units provides qualities such as views, abundant daylight and access to other rooftops. A new landscape is created on top of the existing city, with the possibility to grow and respond to New Work’s expansion - in demand of new territories. This unit is one leveled and located close to a public elevator since the inhabitant; Mr. White is an old man. Inside the unit one can find - A bed with skylight, a small private outdoor space, plenty of storage integrated in the interior with flexible functions. The interior is designed from a “folded band”, which has different levels and can be used to diverse activities depending on the situation.

8. Situation plan over micro-unit structure and the cultural centre. 9. Model work 1:50. One of the types of the micro unit structure. 10. Diagram of Mr. Whites home. 11. Section 1:200 of the paper hybrid cultural centre.



semipublic outdoor

private skylight

public outdoor

private outdoor

10. Portrait of Mr. White

existing building



R unning to st a nd stil l Academic work Aarhus school of architecture 3. Semester 1

This second year project is a study in a transit situation. An abstract landscape created in paper became the site for this stop along an imaginary highway. The project aimed to create a place built around an event - with the feeling of total presens and isolatio in a dramatic landscape. The walk: The event take shape as a route. It starts out playing with the feeling of narrowness, close to claustrophobia. The cut ends up in a realising point where light, view, space - all openeds up in a panorama perspective. Following the route offers a break with the possibility to sit down inside the landscape. The last part of the walk is “free� where it is possible drift and explore the landscape. Inspired by the artist Mischael Heizer, this project focuses on small but precise operations in the landscape. The walk invites to a meeting between man and nature - A place for defocusing from the fast world we are traveling in.

Arriving with car Enter to the walk Free drifting on top of landscape

The narrow cut - Walking inside the landscape

Releasing point



Along the edge, possible to sit down with the landscape as shelter





1. Paper landscape in scale 1:5000. 2. Flow diagram, 3. Event diagram. 4. Model work in plaster, scale 1:200 showing the space on the edge. The view point over the landscape.

5. The narrow cut in the landscape framing the landscape and creating a dramatic escalation. 6. Model work over the whole area. Scale 1:200.


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