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UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO Maria Niedziejko


TABLE OF CONTENTS 01.

9-Square Spiral (pg 1-2)

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Building Type Analysis (pg 3-4)

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Synthesis Exercise Psitherism (pg 5-6)

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Portrait Gallery (pg 7) Monument Analytiques (pg 8)

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Other Work (pg 9) Photography (pg 10)


9-SQARE SPIRAL

This project involved a kit of parts and a 9-square grid. The purpose was to develop technical skills such as hand drafting, modeling on multiple programs, and hand modeling through multiple schemes. Each scheme helped to develop design skills through the addition of parts to the kit. From the spiral design I created, I drew a circulation diagram that kept with the design as it evolved which I included as a pattern on the stairs in my final scheme.

Revit model

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Sketch-up model


Rhino model 3DS Max render 2


BUILDING TYPE ANALYSIS

When analyzing buildings, they can be separated into building types according to its purpose. These types are regia, tholos, temple, theatre, dwelling, and shop. The goal of this project was to chose three ancient buildings that represent one of these types and analyze them. I chose to analyze buddhist stupas and pagodas because of the accurate representation of the tholos building type. Analyzing one building further shows the circumscription of the floor plan that shows reverence towards the relics contained in the center.

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SYNTHESIS EXERCISE PSITHERISM

This project focused on analyzing and breaking down different elements of a painting and transforming that into a three dimensional model. From here, the model is then cropped and formed into a 24x24 foot building. By analyzing Wind from the Sea by Andrew Wythe, I chose to focus on the color and the rhythm I found and chose to make a piano performance building to complement the movement of the painting with the movement of music.

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WINTER WINDS

JULY 21 8AM 4PM 12PM JANUARY 21 8AM

4PM 12PM

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PORTRAIT GALLERY ANALITIQUE

This project helped to develop analytical and hand drawing skills through multiple image requirements. The location to analyze was the interior courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery in DC. When entering the space, I found the most significant spot was where two volumes created a void in the corner. thus, most images reflect this including the progression of forms to create the courtyard.

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MONUMENT ANALITIQUE

The objective of this project was to analyze a specific architect’s work then design a monument commemorating that architect. The site for this monument was to be the National Building Museum in DC. I drew my inspiration from the late Zaha Hadid and analyzed her way of creating organic forms from geometric shapes. All of the elements in her building always had a purpose so I chose to make a stage that could be used in multiple functions.

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OTHER WORK

Drawing has always been an outlet to express other interests of mine whether they be subtle like the addition of my favorite book, or more obvious like the TARDIS from my favorite TV show, Doctor Who.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Maria Niedziejko marianiedziejko@gmail.com 908-809-5466

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