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SIMONA POPADIĆ portfolio 2018.


Simona Popadić Rue Paul Bellamy, Nantes, France +420 608 602 711 issuu.com/merenwens merenwen99@hotmail.com linkedin.com/in/simona-popadic


EDUCATION: 2015-2018 graduated with honors, Master Studies Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague. 2012-2015 scholarship for excellence, Bachelor Studies Faculty of Architecture, University of Montenegro. 2008-2012 high school “Mladost”, Tivat, Montenegro.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 2017 Internship at Altra architects in Nantes, France (http://www.altra-architectes.fr) 2016 Internship at Triarchitekti studio in Prague (http://www.triarchitekti.cz)

COMPETITIONS:

PUBLICATIONS:

Arch Out Loud Directors’ choice award

participation on exhibition segments 14

UNFUSE Honorable mentions

publicized in architecture magazine ‘303’ number 3

WORKSHOPS:

publication in architecture book ‘Zbuch 2015’

BAFF (Boka Architecture & Film Festival) Kotor, Montenegro

childrens book of illustrations “Rebirth”

Day A Podgorica, Montenegro

master theses with honors “Sonoduc”

From Titograd to Ciklograd Podgorica, Montenegro

competition PROPAGANDA “Out loud jurnal”

Mine factory in Zbuch Prague, Czech Republic

design book “UNFUSE 2018”

LANGUAGES: Balkan languages native

English fluent

French basic

SKILLS: Photoshop

ArchiCAD

AutoCAD

Illustrator

Sketch Up

3DSMax

InDesign

Rhinoceros


This portfolio is a selection of work done during five years of academic studies.


SONODUC

NUCLEUS furniture design -page42-

museum of sound -page 6-

GENESIS wine museum -page 26-

THE UNBUILT LEGEND competition -page 44-

OPTIMISTIC PESSIMISM monument -page 34-

PROPAGANDA competition -page 48-

HEXADECAGON residential building -page 38-

FUTURE drawings -page 50-

SELECTED WORKS


museum of sound Location: Nantes, France master theses 2017. CTU Faculty of Architecture - Studio Sitta Diploma project rewarded with honors

SONODUC

History left us with aether beautiful heritage, socially well accepted, around which we are forming our cities. As castles, old towns, churches, cathedrals. Or urban voids form eighteenth, nineteenth, even twentieth century: that we can find in form of industrial fields, brown fields, quarries, as industrial mega-structures, or even great brutialistic social housing. How can we imagine changes while keeping the character and the spirit of the place? This question might be repeated so many times, but i never managed to find a universal answer. With this experiment i tried to give mine. Nantes is post industrial city on the west coast of France. This polycentric metro-pole developed around old town core, between Erde and Loire, up until end of twentieth century when realization of new urban development started in the area of Ile de Nantes . Today Ile de Nantes, more known as Ile des Machines is a new core and touristic attraction. The development was followed by concept of recycling and keeping the heritage, specially interesting is the river bank promenade, that is offering different experiences of city, river and industrial leftovers converted in cafe shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, workshops, etc. All of this stops, by the approach of Bas Chantenay, industrial area in the wester part of Nantes. My proposal is based on continuing the experience of river, and converting Chntne into new center with focus o Sodistoc Silo.

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entrance visualization

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physical model, 3D print

“Stupendous verticals of fifty to a hundred cylinders, and all this in the sharp evening light, everything else now seemed to have been shaped interim to my silo dreams. Everything else was only a beginning.� Erich Mendelsohn

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Silo was already a landmark it had its magnificent bigness, it is bigger then urbanism. Finding use for such a structure was biggest challenge. forty meters tall concrete tube with one opening. Certainly unforgivable was light and sound in such a place. Placing the audio source in such structure, sound wave is in a form of amplitude, that means echo is created. And there was fifty seven of them. That reminded me of instruments and gave me idea of creating most simply said MUSEUM OF SOUND.

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master plan

Idea is based on existing industrial haritage. With 3 main axes. Roads: Rue des Usines, Boulevard MarÊchal Juin. Rails: currently not working- net trough all area, connecting different parts of Bas Chnatenay- conversion to pedestrian paths. River: extension of existing promenade from city, connecting old dockyards. Landmarks: L’escaline, Royal de Luxes, Silo.

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swimming pool- revitalisation

l’escaline- multi usage

black crane- landmark

water tower-landmark

l’Esclain is the oldest building of area, always served as shipyard for sailing boats and sailors club. New uses include swimming pool.

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allotment garden

public space

royal de luxes factory

construction frame - skate park

Royal De Luxe is a factory of wonder, dream of every child, exhibition public space, street theatre.

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swimming pool- revitalisation

l’escaline- multi usage

black crane- landmark

water tower-landmark

Sonoduc silo terminates journey from city. Architecture is supported by gentle sound emanating from structure.

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sound wave cut

Following the sound wave, the inner core was created almost accidental. Creating most unusual space, almost remaining of Gothic cathedrals.

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light analyses

Light is naturally following the sound, and giving just right amount in different parts, creating mysterious atmosphere.

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existing silos

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cut trough

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axonometry studio rooms kitchen recording studios ateliers

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studio rooms studio rooms foyer

view tower Stair that go slightly above silo height (44m above ground) with a view on river LOIRE, city of NANTES, Chnatenay from a small rooftop garden.

main entrance Two towers with 8 m opening, beside stairs that lead to the rooftop contain cloak room and ticket room.

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sound chamber 3. Music is transmitted trough Rubens tube. The tube is sealed on both ends, but one end is a (Propane-resistant) rubber membrane that allows sound to pass through. A speaker, trumpet, loud sibling, or any other noise source is placed on this membrane end. The different amount of gas flow in different areas results in different flame heights, and if amplitude is high enough a defined sine wave emerges from the flames

back entrance instruments storage, sound control room, recording room, vocal rooms, dressing room, engine control , view tower

diffusers The system for spreading sound evenly trough space. The height can be adjustable from machine room.

sound chamber 2. Music is transmitted trough space in for of cymactics. The surface of a plate is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in small layer of water. Different patterns emerge in leaving different shadows on the walls of chamber.

sound chamber 1. Music is transmitted trough space in for of cymactics. The surface of a plate is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles of sand. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending driving frequency.

sound chamber 4. The Concept of chambers is silence. Tubes that are transmitting the sound of surrounding. Sound of voices, river, main sound room, sound of nature.

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entrance area main area (concert, performance area) rehersal room comunication elevators toilets sound chatcher chamber visual chamber: ruben tube visual chamber: water cymatics visual chamber: sand cymatics temporrary instalations cloakroom ticket selling studio room foyer

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visual sequence south night

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winery museum location: Svaty Jur, Slovakia winter 2015. CTU Facutly of architecture- Studio Sitta collaboration with Petko Grabljić

GENESIS

Winery is a proposal for a competition in Svätý Jur, Small town near Bratislava. Town is really famous for its wine and beautiful vineyards. Wisting Svätý Jur especially interesting was the way of producing. It was unique it was just theirs and they wanted to share it. Researching contemporary wineries and wine houses we found a lot of references, but non of them could be exact prototype for Svaty jur. This project is inspired by production, by people of Svaty Jur and by Vine. The name is Genesis- rebirth of old practice, as an exhibition of something special. A Genius Loci of unknown. The idea was to create a space which will be a new landmark of the city and still not ruin the beauty of nature and history existing in Svätý Jur, a small Slovakian community. Strategically, the object is connected to the city with 4 paths (1.learning path, 2.path going directly to the city, 3.ski lift, 4.service path) which are going through the entire city right up to the structure as tour culmination. It is supposed to represent everything that Svätý Jur is history, tradition and a beautiful surrounding.

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conic shape under the ground

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Location: Svaty Jur, Slovakia

LEGEND Objects Main street Connection with Bratislava

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Learning path Ski elevator

Connection with the city Parking lot

Service path City walls


exploded axonometry

The main part of the project is strategy on how to create a high quality truism in small city in Svaty jur. The Project is inspired by very rich and beautiful history of wine making process, most of our attention was drown by the way locals were treating the landscape for centuries in order to create height quality wine.

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process of wine making

Because the landscape is mostly solid rock, the process included year of digging out rocks and paling them on the space so called Kamena runa and the voids are filed with soil for 100 years of wine-making production. In the last few years the tradition was lost which affected the wine quality. That’s why the main part of the concept is actually reviving the tradition of wine-making process not only for truism but to restore what the citizens of Svaty Jur lost. The proposed building area is on the Kamena runa and we use the way locals use to treat the landscape to implement that historical design process into creating our structure. Which got its shape based on how light penetrate the rock. Simple as that we just cut out the rock and implement the ramp as the main communication.

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section trough museum service restaurant

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urban artifact location: Podgorica, Montenegro winter 2014 FA Montenegro-Studio Svetislav Popović collaboration with Savka Marenić

OPTIMISTIC PESSIMISM

“If we say to you that everything is meaningless, then it can not be completely nonsensical, because you are already aware that it is meaningless and this awareness of nonsense gives some meaning. Do you know what I mean? Like some optimistic pessimism. “ The idea is to create a space that will be away from the capital and represent a new urban fragment by striking in nature. Main aspiration is to make an artwork of urban space and hybrid symbols that speak something new. The object is a symbol of liberation of dark and melancholic urban life and points to search, search for cognition. It is located at the top of Ljubovići hill in Podgorica on the border between heaven and earth as a restriction, and sky as a liberation. The object consists of a triangles that are a symbolizing earth and represent our daily confrontation with existentialism. Climbing the hill a man strives to the top, to escape everyday life, to exonerate the pressure and difficulty that imposes the city life, as symbol of liberation. When he ascends to the top of the hill he discovers the complexity and inner space of structure that on the first sight seems as continuum of natural space fallowing the shape of hill. He discovers what once was hidden, the essence of the object. Giving the meaning to mining less. The interior of the building is free space adoptable for different uses: of recreation, galleries, and premises for installation, rest and release of the pressure, difficulty and ghastly thoughts that are part of everyday city life.

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bird perspective. Showing the complexity of inner structure.

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Implementation within the hill. Angles of triangles are fallowing natural tangent of the hill.

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residential building location: ex-situ winter 2013. FA Montenegro - Studio Prof. Dr. Rifat Alihodžić, Sanja Paunović arh. published by 303 magazine

HEXADECAGON

How architectural space can be designed by mathematics? It is in human nature to seek for formula. Formulas are usually defined as already experienced way of success, a solution. In today’s world need for residential architecture raised, there is more and more people seeking for a better connection, success, and dream. That led us to 50 % of all population, lives in the cities. And rapid unplanned urbanization growth. Does today’s architectural design seek for a formula? Task was to create residential building on the fictive location exactly 30m x30m in cubic form, with streets on southern side. One of the parameters was that every apartment has to have a vertical garden on 25 m2. Inspired bu the idea of finding universal habitat, I tried to find a specific livable module from the rectangle shape of the area. In a net of lines 16-agone gave me a perfect size and occupancy. Every other Slice of matrix is cut in that way that is leaving space for vertical grades required by the task. 3 Slices are always left out and the simple matrix floor plan is rotating each floor by one slice. Reason for that is to let the light towards inner space and create bigger surfaces for vertical gardens. Like that created shape required as simple materialization as possible. 6 floor building is vertically connected with 2 elevators, and combination of circular ramps and stairs. Essential is that core of the building appeared to be semi-public space and connection with open sky as it’s constructed as atrial terrace, a place for bird breeding and a meeting point. A place that will attract residents to travel and live through the building.

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view from street

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exploded axonometry

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Inner space of flat is organized usually around dining room. From the core of the flat symmetrically with main entrance is opening a view towards nature, towards garden. As inspiration and description of space. First floor is for the people with special needs. And Last floor is reserved for penthouse. Inner communications are circular and in atrial form, it should be described as common space for the residents, that extends in ground floor.

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chair design winter 2015. FA Montenegro

NUCLEUS

Assignment was to build a chair from recyclable materials. My inspiration comes from circular shapes I found on some shipyard, they gave it to me for free and helped me with welding the circles together. The shape reminds the atomic structure, as the base of everything, and my design as the base of my future development in fields of Architecture. Materials used: Metal and Rope.

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monument for Black Taj Mahal location: Agra, India summer 2016. UNFUSE competition collaboration with David Legeai honorable mentions

THE UNBUILT LEGEND

Black Taj Mahal was built on a legend, for years it was imagined in different ways, in different stories about love passion and spirituality. It was there lost between time and space, existing in the imagination of passers. The idea was to preserve beauty of the legend. To give people a hint instead of pure picture. To provoke their imagination. To give them the unique experience through the forest of curtains that serve as a filter on the perfect image of Taj Mahal. For a long time we questioned the need for something new in such a place, existing on the historical ruins and paring with an architectural wander. That’s when we came up with the idea of a light changeable structure. Made of a grid mathematically dividing space across the river and prolonging the axe of Taj Mahal and river of paradise. The long pillars are holding the grid elevating everything from the ground of historical value. Soon our space gain the use, inspired by story telling the new Taj Mahal will be a place of free speech and performance in a form of small amphitheater hanging from the main construction. In order to get to the heart of the structure one has to go through a maze of curtains, cut just with shapes we can find in Mughal architecture and on Taj Mahal, it was a subtle interpretation of elements imposing the direct connection with past. This unique experience of light and shadow, between the volumes always so fragile and in motion is what our project offers.

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curtain maze

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exploded axonometry

Skeleton main construction elevating everything from the historical ground.

Curtains cut with shapes characteristic for Mughal Architecture.

Maze and Theatre offering specific experience of light and shadow until the culmination point in the form of theatre.

Mehtab Bagh remains of the moon garden.

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view on theatre

entrance Black Taj Mahal as a filter

We didn’t want to build a symbol, we wanted to create an idea about black Taj Mahal, thinking architecture as a medium allowing everyone to make their own story.

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competition idea location: New York, USA summer 2016 Arch Out Loud competition collaboration with David Legeai directors choice

PROPAGANDA

Propaganda is defined as a way of spreading misleading information in order to manipulate the masses. With the idea of progress, that is essential for development, also comes the idea of an Utopian progressed society. Desire for utopia (U-topos), of the Greek word for a place that is not yet here, may provide a pretty nice situation for propaganda to come in. Since topos means place, and architecture understands the constitution of place, we come to those two beings connected in propaganda. But how? Architecture in propaganda is usually used as a demonstration of power, disregarding the actual needs or abilities. Picture says more than a thousand words, through history the big influence of emblematic posters formed many upcoming events, opinions and ideologies. In that sense, we could do the analogy with a recent model of propaganda in architecture, where false images, that are the result of an abusive use of digital effects, are projected in order to shape a feeling of fantasy. Illusion and fantasy is where pleasure dances, but they are always contradicting the reality. Our idea is to show the extreme of influence that propaganda can make to our way of living. When something becomes a trend, because of effective advertisement-picture, and spreads around like disease. Giant pinkish urbanization as new ‘American dream’. Covering structures, was directly inspired by the essential meaning of propaganda and that’s hiding the truth, in this case roots of architecture.

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City of propaganda/City of trend

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winter 2012

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Portfolio vol 1 by Simona Popadić  

This portfolio is a selection of works done during five years of studies.

Portfolio vol 1 by Simona Popadić  

This portfolio is a selection of works done during five years of studies.

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