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Personal Statement My n a m e i s Ne v i l l e A . D e S รก I a m w r i t i n g t o y o u i n q u i r i n g o n t h e p o s s i b i l i t y o f a n i n t e r n s h i p/ j o b i n y o u r p r a c t i c e . I h a v e r e c e n t l y g r a d u a t e d f r o m B A ( H o n s) A r c h i t e c t u r e i n t h e AU C B I a m c u r r e n t l y l o o k i n g f o r e x p e r i e n c e o v e r s e a s t o expand my knowledge in the field. From a young age, has been a fascination in my life. Moving f r o m o n e c o u n t r y t o a n o t h e r s p a r ke d m y i n t e r e s t i n d i f f e r e n t cultures and experiences, and the manifestation of these i n t h e s t r u c t u r e s e e n a r o u n d t h e w o r l d . My a p p r o a c h t o architecture and designing spans from deeply understanding the site with its social and cultural issues to the experience and perception of space. Meticulous attention to material and texture while incorporating them into the proccess of design shaping perception through the five senses, allowing architecture to transpose the physical barrier. I enjoy exploring the reach and depth of architecture through various media. In my time in university I had the opportunity to study in an arts based environment, every d a y I w a s s u r r o u n d e d b y g r a p h i c d e s i g n e r s , m o d e l m a ke r s , costumiers and film students. Learning alongside people from different disciplines one learns that there are various approaches to design. This experience has enriched the manner I understand the design process and how I execute it. Throughout the years I have experimented with different medias from the usual drawings and CAD to film and music. Every project was a different world, finding the right method to deliver the concept.


Creativity driven. Boldly passionate. Sporty and active. Always looking to extend my own knowledge. An unquenchable traveller. Sketching, and all aspects of visualization, enthusiast. Intrigued by culture. Addicted to Architecture. Deadline focused. Excellent team player, Client Care Focused. Excellent relationship building skills.

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Spanish, English P o r t u g u e s e ( I n t e r m e d i a t e) German, French (Beginner)

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1 of 5 Winners of Architectural Journal A r c h i t e c t u r a l S ke t c h e s C o m p e t i t i o n . Aw a r d e d f o r b e s t p r o j e c t i n s e c o n d y e a r for ParkLife, voted by students.

ARTS UN IVERSIT Y COLLEGE BOURN EMOUTH

2009 - 2012 B A ( H o n s) A r c h i t e c t u r e . R I B A P a r t 1 A c c r e d i t a t i o n . ST ANTHONYS COLLEGE

6TH FORM 2006 - 2008 Mathematics, Physics, Fine Art and Spanish Grades A - C

GCSE 2004 - 2006 M a t h e m a t i c s , P h y s i c s , C h e m i s t r y, B i o l o g y, E n g l i s h , English Literature, Physical Education, Fine Art, French and Spanish. G r a d e s A* - B


E M P L O Y M E N T INTERN C-LAB JUNE 2013 - PRESENT Wo r k c o n s i s t i n g o f a s s i s t i n g i n d e s i g n m e t h o d o l o g y a n d research of projects - from visualization to generation.

CASE OFFICER Representing C-LAB JA N UA RY 2 0 1 3 - J U N E 2 0 1 3 Ta i t u n g TA I WA N

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Avd. Myramar.Edf. Villaluz. n.27. 2-C. 29640. Fuengirola. Malaga

Internship with Casagrande Laboratory - Representative of t h e S t u d i o o n s i t e . Wo r k r a n g i n g f r o m d e s i g n t o c o n s t r u c t i o n and decision making.

PRI VATE TUTOR J U LY 2 0 0 8 - P R E S E N T M a l a g a S PA Tu t o r i n g s t u d e n t s o n s u b j e c t s s u c h a s E n g l i s h , S p a n i s h , Physics and Maths. Help ranging from homework to supporting preparation for examination.

AUCB TESTBED EXHI BITION JUNE 2012 London UK M e m b e r o f t h e S e t u p a n d Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Te a m o f t h e f i n a l y e a r e x h i b i t i o n o f t h e a r c h i t e c t u r e g r a d u a t e s a t Te s t b e d 1 . Responsible for creating a simple yet successful exhibition of work.

SONIC FOREST Bournemouth Light Festival / AUCB SEPTEMBER 2011 Bournemouth UK M e m b e r o f t h e S o n i c Fo r e s t C r e w. I n c h a r g e o f transportation and installation alongside architect Chris Ja n n e y. A r c h i t e c t u r a l i n t e r v e n t i o n a i m i n g t o r e v i t a l i z e urban spaces through interaction between people, music and architecture. Resulting in a passion for temporary architecture.

M O D E R AT O R S t A n t h o n y ' s C o l l e g e S u m m e r S c h o o l J U LY 2 0 1 0 M a l a g a S PA Overlooking and organizing sport activities during the s u m m e r s c h o o l . S p o r t s c o v e r e d : Fo o t b a l l , B a s ke t b a l l , S w i m m i n g , B a d m i n t o n a n d Te n n i s . Also teaching beginner guitar.

PA I N T E R & P L A S T E R E R I n d e p e n d e n t E m p l o y e r SUMMER 2008 - SUMMER 2009 Malaga SPA Wo r k i n g a s a p a i n t e r a n d l a t e r o n a p l a s t e r e r a t c o n s t r u c t i o n s i t e s . Tw o i n d e p e n d e n t j o b s , r e n o v a t i o n o f a n a p a r t m e n t a n d construction of a new built house.

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Contents • TA I T U N G D O M E I n t e r n s h i p a t C - L a b - Ta i w a n

• T U R K U M A R K E T S Q UA R E Assisting Marco Casagrande

• PA R K L I F E Student Project

• SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY Student Project

• J U R A S S I C PA R K Student Project


TAITUNG DOME Wo r k i n g a s a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f C - L a b o n t h e i r porject in Dulan. Alongside construction c r e w, o r g a n i c f a r m e r s a n d t h e c l i e n t t h e j o b ranged from construction itself and design. Problem solving issues about construction, design and materiality as well as working on the farm and ladscaping to adapt the site to the meteorological changes. Fo r t h e l a s t 5 m o n t h s w e h a v e b e e n w o r k i n g on covering this woven bamboo shell with a waterproof layer that would allow complete p r o t e c t i o n f r o m t h e e l e m e n t s . T h i s h a s n’ t b e e n an easy job; the natural form of the dome has proven to be very challenging to cover, e s p e c i a l l y w i t h a m a t e r i a l l i ke t a r p a p e r t h a t d o e s n’ t e a s i l y a d a p t t o t h e c u r v a t u r e o f t h e facade. The irregularity of the bamboo woven e x t e r i o r d i d n’ t a l l o w f o r m u c h o f a s m o o t h surface. After a great deal of research and debate we decided that the best material to w a t e r p r o o f t h e d o m e w a s t a r- p a p e r , o t h e r s o l u t i o n s l i ke c a n v a s a n d f i b r e g l a s s e n d e d u p being either to expensive or unfeasible. T h e n e x t s t e p i s t o c o m p l e t e t h e o u t e r b a s ke t shell of bamboo and let nature spread itself over the dome integrating it fully in the ecosystem of the site.


Structure Ta i w a n i s a v e r y t y p h o o n a n d e a r t h q u a ke p r o n e c o u n t r y. T h e r e f o r e a s t r u c t u r e l i ke t h i s n e e d s t o be flexible enough to allow for the withstanding of these harsh weather conditions. Being an all natural structure it is hard to a c h i e v e t h i s f l e x i b i l i t y a n d s t i l l ke e p t h e strength. The foundations of the dome consists of a c o n c r e t e “ r i n g � l i ke s h a p e o n w h i c h t h e c o l u m n s are attached to with steel caps. The columns consist of bamboo tied together with hemp rope.


Section Drawing Section showing how one of the columns has been damaged due to the placement of the brick structure of the kitchen. The brick wall was raised too high and therefore not allowing enough space for the column to bend. This ended fracturing the column.


Article MENSCH Brief article to describe the project, the site and my experience working there. Published for the Exhibition in the Contemporary Art Museum in Vienna.


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TURKU MARKET SQUARE Assisting Marco Casagrande with a project to regenerate a town square that has been turned into a parking space. T h e s q u a r e h o l d s a w e l l k n o w n m a r ke t d u r i n g w e e kd a y s a n d h a s a v a r i e t y o f c a f e s a n d restaurants around. This scheme is aimed at regenerating the existing space and try to bring a more natural feel to a concrete filled town centre. This project is still in progress.


“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than d o e s n a t u r e b e c a u s e i n h e r i n v e n t i o n s n o t h i n g i s l a c k i n g , a n d n o t h i n g i s s u p e r f l u o u s .� - Leonardo da Vinci.


PARKLIFE A couple of years ago with the help of a friend I started teaching myself how to play the guitar a n d s i n c e t h e n I h a v e n’ t s t o p p e d p l a y i n g . T h e r e f o r e , I d e c i d e d t o m a ke t h e o u t d o o r s p l a y a bigger part or at leas as bigger part as the music rooms and auditorium. In conclusion this project started off as a music school but has become much more than that. It has become whatever a person wants to call it, a park, a music school, a picnic area and other names that people will use depending on what they go there for. It becomes an experience that allows people to interact with people, music and architecture. It becomes a landmark. Park Life. “The place, therefore, is called a mediator. It connects people to people, the people to the s p e c i a l e x p e r i e n c e a n d t h e u s u a l t o t h e u n u s u a l .� J o o n S e o P a r k- L a n d s c a p e A r c h i t e c t .


Concept Perspective V i e w f r o m c a f e/ b a l c o n y a r e a . Looking out to the open area in front of music school. Outside seating, steel frame and various vegetation from area all joined in to create a unforgettable experience.


Section Detail Section through reception are showing steel frame wrapped around main building. Different pedestrian levels and greenery involvement.


“ T h e e x p e r i e n c e w i t h i n w h i c h a l l r e a l i t y f a l l s c a n n o t b e m y o w n , n o r y e t t h e ‘c o l l e c t i v e ’ e x p e r i ence of the aggregate of conscious beings. It must be an individual experience which apprehends the totality of existence as the harmonious embodiment of a single ‘purpose’” Ta y l o r . A . E


SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY S t a r t i n g f r o m C h r i s Ja n n e y s S o n i c Fo r e s t this project is an investigation into music, architecture and experience, through various medias such as Film, Music, Models and D r a w i n g s . To a c h i e v e a u n i q u e e x p e r i e n c e that every single person will have a different perception of such. Only at the moment we experience something so individual, we can say we have experienced t r u e r e a l i t y. E a c h c o l o u r , e a c h n o t e o f m u s i c , every angle that the light hits the “ice� will trigger a different feeling in each person, the combination of these will create a space where existence will be different for every single p e r s o n . S o m e m a y n o t l i ke i t , s o m e m a y l o v e it, some may even walk past it and ignore it. But it will not be remembered the same by two different people., each individual will have a different memory of it.


SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY S h a d o w s t u d y. Wa x M o d e l 1 : 2 0 0


SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY L i g h t s t u d y. Wa x M o d e l 1 : 2 0 0 Different colours, different shadows, different atmosphere.


SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY L i g h t s t u d y. Wa x M o d e l 1 : 2 0 0 Different colours, different shadows, different atmosphere.


SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY -The Nature of Being An experiment to re-enact how the i n t e r v e n t i o n /e v e n t w o u l d o c c u r . T h e g r o w t h o f the sculptures, materiality and time fraction were all studied through this video. Tr a n s p a r e n c y. R e f l e c t i o n . R e f r a c t i o n . H o w l i g h t w o u l d r e a c t t o t h e s c u l p t u r e s w a s ke y t o t h e project.


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SYNTHETIC MORPHOLOGY - Precipitation Study A study of how music, change in meteorology and light can affect ones perception of a space or sculpture. Video in collaboration with Mark Allner and Lucas Garcia.


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“ I h a d n o w c o m e u p o n t h e s k i r t s o f a n o p e n p i e c e o f u n d u l a t i n g s a n d y c o u n t r y. . .” - Robert Louis Stevenson.


JUR ASSIC PARK R o b e r t L o u i s S t e v e n s o n w r o t e Tr e a s u r e Island while spending his summer holidays in Bournemouth. In the present the site is home to a massive, unused IMAX cinema, Concrete structure clad in glass and concrete itself. A sore to the human eye, especially when enjoying a day out on the beach. What would a writer be inspired by nowadays? After reading the book as part of my site analysis I decided to incorporate the narrative as much as I could. The aim of this project is to give Bournemouth town a cultural boost to overcome the problems found in the site and at the same time design a building that contextually and functionally represents the towns history and culture. Jurassic Park is a natural history museum that will allow the Jurassic Coast to store and exhibit its discoveries. Therefore, attracting a certain type of person or social group, giving it some identity nationally a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y.


Perspective Section Section through accomodation unit. Showing interaction and views out to the beach.

Plan with Shadows Plan of museum with attached accomodation and landscaped area around. Including Bournemouths own “high line� and new pier.



Portfolio - CV / Neville de Sá