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Lassen Peak Lassen National Park Northern California Summer 2018

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[NIKLOS TOLDI] BIOGRAPHY

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN but have lived in Knoxville for the past five years while attending the University of Tennessee. My father and brother are both engineers, geared toward logic and a firm understanding in mechanics and moving parts. While I have always felt a comfort in these principles, I am also very inspired by the arts. For this reason I decided to explore architecture as a career path after finishing my sophomore year of college. I never looked back. I draw inspiration from film and other works that use a compilation of media such as video, narrative and unique graphic qualities to move and compel audiences. This correlation exists in architecture by way of creating environments that do more than serve a functional purpose, but create experience by evoking a unique emotional response.

DESIGN VISION

In may of 2019 I will graduate with a bachelors degree in interior architecture and the following fall I will begin my pursuit as a masters of architecture candidate at the University of Tennessee. The intersection between these disciplines is where my passion lies. I find these two sectors of design inseparable. They rely on each other by informing relations between external and internal experiences. I am interested in exploring the connection from the scale of a person sitting in a chair to the relation they have to the city context. They are of equal importance. I am also an enthusiast of nature and the outdoors and aim to respect this both in form and preservation through my work.

EDUCATION

University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Architecture and Design Bachelor of Interior Architecture / May 2019 Master of Architecture / May 2021

CONTACT

901.262.6586 ntoldi@vols.utk.edu 2505 Clay Pond Dr. Oakland, TN. 38060 Resume / https://www.linkedin.com/in/niklos-toldi

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“we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. and we’ve barely begun. and that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.” - Interstellar (2014)

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CONTENTS

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4 hol low “having a hole or empty space”

An exploration into the dynamic relationship between the outdoors and the urban fabric of the city and how the two can work together to create a space that is both experiential and intentional in its respect to nature and its impactful qualities in relation to design. This project aims to answer how a design can incorporate natural elements in a more holistic way and use them as a fundamental design decision rather than an external application. This speculative outdoor community center located in Knoxville’s Worlds Fair L&N Station studies the use of daylight as an informative part of the design process in order to activate both the exterior and interior environments. This once hidden space now has the ability to become a welcome mat into the city and serve as an example of using nature in a functional and aesthetic way.

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[ site plan ] This image shows the full affect and intentions of the project from an aerial view. People can be seen gathering in both the front, back and rooftop gathering spaces. You can also see the full affect of the sun as it pours through the center intervention which will be described in the diagrams to come.

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[ form discovery ]

sun paths

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_04: line of sight // landscape

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[ exterior perspective ]

My design process began by studying sun path diagrams in order to determine how the sun interacted with the building both internally and externally. By determing the intersections of these various sun paths at varying times of the day and year, a clear path through the building was defined. The goal was to allow sunlight not only to pierce through the facade, but penetrate deep within the interior spaces. Therefore, I made the decision to remove the entirety of the identified space creating a hole through the center of the building.

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[ section perspective ]

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aluminum studs

embedded OLED

copper panel

reflective white panel

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The resulting hole was replaced with an intervention made of a series of fiberglass panels designed and cut specifically to gather southern sunlight and reflect them into the adjacent interior spaces which is further perpetuated by a similar interior intervention made of reflecting white panels that bounce the light around and force it into the other areas of the interior.

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[ intervention perspective ]

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_01 0700 hours

_02 1100 hours

In order to complete a holistic reference to nature, the programmatic intentions of this building are to provide outdoor recreational information and opportunities to those who may not know how to access Knoxville’s rich outdoor scene. The space features bike rentals, equipment retail, information centers, classroom and a climbing wall.

_04 1800 hours

The diagrams to the left show various effects the sun has on the intervention during varying times of the time. As can be seen, the depth of the sun within the interior space varies depending on time.

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The map above was a first look into the site of the area. It was meant to feature the river and other outdoor communities that existed in the Knoxville area as well as set a graphic precedent for the remainder of my drawings.

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The interior cafe is a space that allows for a mid day break. Open to the public this space provides the community with a much needed area of refuge to get a drink or a quick bite to eat.


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The above image shows the break down and construction of the intervention in an exploded axonemetric drawing. The purpose of this drawing is to show it can be per-fabricated and delivered to the site and be easily assembled.

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liv ing “the act of being alive�

The micro school is a highly individualized classroom environment intended to fit the needs of those students who may not fair well in a traditional classroom environment. The student no longer fits the classroom, the classroom fits the student. This mircoschool is designed to educate children on local ecology including water, soil, and atmospheric conditions through the use of decomposing moss walls. Research planters and pools. This concept could be repeated in other locations and educate others according to their needs and regional ecology.

spring 2018 3rd year interior architecture prof. Rana Abudayyeh

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[ interior perspective ]

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Bathroom//Sink Detail

4x4 Color BLOX #A1117

latex cement mortor bond coat 1/2�cementious backer unit

dry set mortor

4x4 Color BLOX #A1117

+ tile floor assembly detail

As part of a construction document studio, we completed an entire set of construction documents to accompany and back up this project. This floor assembly diagram shows the complexity of the tile as it requires contact with water and dirt.

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The above diagram shows the process of moss growing over time. The intention behind these living walls is to allow students to start the growth and watch it move, change, grow and die. It is both educational and allow the student to feel as though they have made their mark on the interior of their learning enviornment.


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[ interior perspective ]

This rendering shows the primary store front along Cumberland avenue. It features the largest section of the living wall that will be used for study and research of local ecology. It also features a water pool that flows down through the lattice structure and gather sin a collection pool. This will allow for hands on learning and interaction.

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concept diagram

shows the compositon and decomposition of the moss walls. intended to grow, spread, die, repeat. this variability will allow for an enviornment that is never quite the same.

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crossville color blox #A1117

_01 c-bracket detail showing unit to connect structural truss system to 1/4” plywood backing made for a pipe 2” in diameter

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_02 structural truss detail. shows each component of the steel and tile wall structure. for more details refrence CD set sheet A701.B

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ing detail showing a central n between 10 seperate members teel tubing. including it’s de fitting.

These drawings consist of a series of details that highlight the unique construction of the wall and other key aspects of the interior. The floor plan and context plan are located in the top left, a primary wall section on the right hand page and a series of diagrams illustratng the components of the lattice wall.

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[transverse section]

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“respond or behave in a particular way in response to something”

Annapurna pictures is a high energy, collaborative film company with ideas and loads of creativity. Because of this, they are in need of the resources and technology that support their work flow. Attributes such as open environments, shoulder to shoulder work flow, spaces for both work and community and a theatre for showcasing their work, are essential to this process. At around 30,000 sq.ft., this proposal gives them all that and more. Inspired by the movement, light and organization of a bioluminescent organism, the design is meant to not only promote creativity, but be uniquely creative itself. The fluid organic structure, translucency and lighting control, each individually contribute to creating a dynamic environment that is not only inspiring, but also responsive to the environment in it’s essence.

fall 2017 3rd year interior architecture prof. David Matthews

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[ longitudinal section perspective ]

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[ form discovery ]

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[ office perspective ]

The above image shows the typical layout for the office spaces. The office’s on each floor are divided by department and feature two private breakout rooms as well an ideation wall and break space. These open spaces allow for large amount of collaboration and give the users the opportunity to arrange the space in the way that works best for their individual purposes.

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[ lobby perspective ]

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The diagrams above show perhaps the most important part of this project. This facade system mimics the movement of the original bioluminecsent organism via a series of panels that turn and twist based on the position of the sun relative to the building. This regulates total heat gain as well as cost and efficiency of the overall space. The sun studies to the left show the depth in which the sun will penetrate the facade during certain times of the day. These diagrams were highly informative when developing the facade system shown upon. It allowed me to understand placement and the overall need for a system to regulate light.

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1 bal ance “a counteracting weight or force”

Balance is designed to engage two users in a codependent seating experience.The offest seating pads provides those engaging with the seat two clearly distinguished seating options. This clarity not only provides direction but plays an intrigal piece in the ‘team’ component of the seat. The rocking base forces the two users to sit simultaneously in order for the seat to be level. If only one sits, the seat becomes to tilted for comfort.

fall 2018 4th year furniture design Nick Stawenski

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[top view]

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[detail oriented]

[upholstered seat]

[hand turned spindles]

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[concept photo]

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tilt

”shape of force into a curve or angle”

The tilt is a stool designed for the fidgeter in mind. Quick interactions at the office, informal common spaces or an alternative for traditional chairs, the tilt can accomodate them all. By using geometric forms as inspiration, the stool can tilt in all directions, the angle of which is dependent on the side. It can also be flipped, meaning there is no top or bottom. The tilt is a fun alternative to those scenerios where you just can’t sit still. It was constructed using both digital and traditional woodworking methods. The two large blocks are made of hard maple and were layered and milled using a CNC machine. The frame is made from handcut red oak which are jointed together using a domino. The two are then attached via holes which hold the 4 vertical corners in place. This combination of methods adds a level of uniqueness and precision in craft which both challenged and excited me.

fall 2018 4th year furniture design Nick Stawenski

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[front view]

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[concept photo]

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[detail oriented]

[upholstered seat]

[hand turned spindles]

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-1 i den ti ty “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is”

This is an ongoing studio project meant to address the concept of a museum or “cultural condenser”. Located in downtown knoxville and the crux between a social downtown and a historical government district, this project will answer the question of identity on the scale of the individual as well as the surrounding community. The program statement is as follows: An introspective journey from self-identity to cultural connection. Identity is the fundamental element of community. Without a shared identity in a place, thing or activity, no information or interaction can be shared and therefore no community exists. However, further still, it is important to understand your individual place in that community. The proposed cultural condenser takes an individualist take on identity. At the intersection of pop culture and governmental institutions, we must all understand ourselves and how we fit into the bigger picture in order to better associate ourselves with the environment around us. This museum will provide harbor for those seeking to find who they are by providing spaces to reflect individually and then spaces to come back together to gather as a community and find common culture. The following images and drawings are the conceptual beginnings to this ongoing project.

spring 2019 4th year architecture prof. Kevin Stevens

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West Knoxville

20 mile

Institutions on Kingston Pike

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21-55 Downtown

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= The Internet

_01 Austin High School _02 Garden of Discovery _03 Green Magnet School _04 Civic Aud. + Coliseum _05 Knoxville Area Transit _06 Outpatient Diagnostic _07 Womens Hall of Fame _08 Cal Johnson Park _09 Fireproof Storage _10 Metro Self Storage

_11 Harriet Tubman Park _12 1100 Apartments _13 Pellissippi Com. College _14 Family Crisis Center _15 Family Justice Center _16 Police Family Justic _17 Cansler Family YMCA _18 Neihgborhoods _19 Human Rights Comm. _20 Convention Center

_21 Sunsphere _22 Worlds Fair Park _23 Veterans Memorial _24 Bank of America _25 Us Commerce Dept. _26 Mental Health Dept. _27 Forensic Services _28 Military Affairs _29 Military Science + Lead. _30 Knoxville MEPS

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_31 Market Square _32 Concierge Family Office _33 Family Law Practice _34 YMCA _35 19 City Government _36 US Marshal Dep. _37 Knoxville City Gov. Info _38 Knox Human Resources _39 Fire Department _40 Human Rights Comm.

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_41 Convention Center _42 City Hall _43 First Presbyterian _44 Knox Area Rescue _45 St. Johns Cathedral _46 First Baptsit Knoxville _47 Un. Methodists Church _48 Ignition Church _49 All Souls Church _50 Awaken Church

_51 City Church _52 Crossings Church _53 Calhouns on the River _54 Stock and Barrel _55 Regal Cinemas _56 Cedar Springs Church _57 Church of Jesus _58 Cokesbury Church _59 Tennessee Child Sup. _60 Main Event

_61 American Family Care _62 Family Medicine West _63 Ole Ben Franklin Motor _64 Harper Jaguar _65 Clayton Motor West _66 Harper Infiniti _67 Harper Volkswagon _68 Graham Motor Com. _69 Harper Maserati _70 Academy Sports

_71 Carriage Shopping _72 Market Place Shopping _73 Windsor Square _74 West Side Health _75 Covenant Health Off. _76 Heart Hospital _77 Dr. Davis J. Harris _78 US Defense Depart. _79 Navy Recruitment _80 Neighborhoods

Institution Relatvity Government is an institution that has exsisted both in our

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These drawings are beginning to break down geometric relationships in order to understand space and order. This series of images in the first attempt in understanding the context of the site to the established program.

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[ physical model]

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halt homelessness

This project is the product of the 2018 summer intern class at Gensler, San Francisco . We were tasked with designing three typologies of homeless shelters to address the growing population of people experiencing homelessness in the bay area. We worked with an organization called Halt Homelessness, who is looking to end homelessness in one move by combining the skills, resources and money of multidisciplinary corporations. Gensler has joined this coalition and challenged the intern class to take the first swing at what these revolutionary shelters might offer and how they can address what those in the past have failed to provide. This project was compiled into a book and delivered as marketing material for potential investors. The following images and drawings are from the largest of the three sites and the product of the team I was a part of. The large site prototype integrates the necessary functions of a shelter around a shared community space. Residential and support spaces follow a circulation loop through the site intended to foster a sense of belonging from residents. By creating a walkable area on nearly every surface, higher levels of autonomy and security can be maintained for all users of the facility. The space programatically supports each individual’s path to recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration through use of spatial sequencing.

In collaboration with: Shan Wang, Gabby Li, Andy Anderson, Morgan Novacek, Joyce Choi, Nour Mourad, Brian Chan + Bhavana Shyam

summer 2018 4th year architecture Gensler intern project

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[ site plan]

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[form + program diagrams]

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This is what we refered to as an “unrolled elevation�. Since we were working with circular geometry, this sketch helped us visulaize our concept with reduced complexity. It also provides a nice overview of exactly what the facility is accomplishing formally. This drawings final form to shape as the image on the right which provides a worms eye view of one of facilites from the common garden area.

3 2 Typical floor plan of the living spaces within the facility. All are equipted with: 1. Bed quadrants to allow for smaller communties within the larger facility. 2. Common area for gathering communities 3. Bathroom facilities 4. Access to roof gardens and track (this does not apply for the detox facility has safety for the patients and other guests must be considered.

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“study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” - Frank Lyod Wright

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Selected works (Fall 2016 - Spring 2019) in Interior Architecture and Architecture at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture an...

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