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OLIVER

KAŽIMÍR

P O R T F O L I O 2018

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OLIVER

KAŽIMÍR

P O R T F O L I O 2018

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PERSONAL DETAILS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ING.ARCH. OLIVER KAŽIMÍR 25 age nationality Slovak

APR 2018 – present Junior architect, Atelier momentura, Prague, Czech republic

EDUCATION 2015 – 2017 Master’s degree programme ‘Architecture and Urban Design’ at Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology, Czech republic 2016 Master’s degree exchange programme ‘Architecture: Urban Projects, Urban Cultures’ at Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium 2011 – 2015 Bachelor degree programme ‘Architecture and Urban Design’ at Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology, Czech republic

[studies and project documentations for small scale residential projects]

JUL 2017 – MAR 2018 Junior architect, SOA architekti, Prague, Czech republic [small to mid-scale civic architectural projects and competition projects of educational facilities; range of work: from conceptual studies to realisation documentation]

MAY – JUN 2017 Intern, RO-aR architects, Czech republic

Brno,

[collaboration on international architectural and urban design competition for New Prague Congress Centre – awarded project]

SOFTWARE SKILLS

JUN – SEP 2016 Intern, Carlo Ratti Associati, Turin, Italy

AutoCad ArchiCad Photoshop Illustrator InDesign SketchUp Rhinoceros Vray

[international urban and architectural projects; range of work: conceptual masterplanning for Heidelberg elaborated within the framework of the Internationale Bauausstellung; urban development studies for West Palm Beach, U.S.]

[range of work: physical and software modeling, architectural drawing]

CONTACT email phone

o.kazimir@gmail.com 00421918547037

JUN – SEP 2015 Intern, Andy Martin Architecture, London, United Kingdom

LANGUAGE SKILLS English German

JAN – APR 2015 Intern, CHYBIK+KRISTOF Assoc. Architects, Brno, Czech republic

advanced (C1) beginner (A1)

[house reburbishment and interior projects; range of work: architectural and technical details design] 01


DIPLOMA PROJECT

LANDSCAPE METAMORPHOSIS

Landscape Metamorphosis Diploma project 2017

A landscape is being transformed over time – by human and by itself. Human has adapted a landscape to his needs – material, physical, and spiritual. Its meaning and man’s relation to the landscape is varying.

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Hilly landscape northwest from the urban area of Košice was, back in 16th century, covered by Dominicans’ vineyards, gradually crossing into the forest land of Bankov, a place once known for its

SIXTH YEAR OF STUDY // 2017 FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

healing springs and baths. Through this place the important carriage road has been going to Spiš region from Košice. On this road sacral processions have been led along small sacral buildings in sloping topography. However, geological findings of magnesite ores in this area at the end of 19th century led to formation of industrial plants and caused radical transformation of place’s topography and its significance. In early 20th century begins the establishing era of one of the largest industries in Slovakia. It irretrievably changed the character of the landscape of Bankov.

After thirty years since extraction has ended, abandoned land is naturally recovering. Recovery of the land is generally a healing transformation of the organism – time, space, and living conditions are factors of natural regeneration of the landscape. This uniqueness formulates the concept of the work – the physical and mental recovery of a man in this place. In this landscape I propose a rehabilitation facility for individuals composed of tree main elements – individual living cells, sanatorium and baths. Different functions are linked by a hidden path passing through the land.


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Landscape Metamorphosis Diploma project 2017

Cell: From a central plan, a conical mass goes up, ending in a roof light. In a dense and dark forest it gets a light inside.


Left page: Entry building of therapeutic part of the facility. Right page: One of bath units for individuals. Landscape Metamorphosis Diploma project 2017

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Cell: An accommodation part of the rehabilitation facility is located in a dense forest in a sloping morphology, hardly accessible from surrounded environment. Cell is a place of an individual. It is freed of all excessive. It is a utilitarian chamber where a human lives isolated in. A place in which center is a man.

Sanatorium: One walks the way from a cell through a rugged landscape of dark forest and abandoned industrial ruins. Entering a narrow long corridor at the end of which is light. The building leans over the quarry crater with a view to the surrounding landscape. A long-term accommodation programme in the rehabilitation facility is associated with professional therapeutic and clinical treatment. The sanatorium is formed as a separate building down the path in a slope of the quarry.

Baths: Physical rehabilitation is a part of a cyclic recovery process. I follow the past tradition of a healing spa in the area. Several water banks rooted to the ground reinterpret an ancient legend according to which the place has been named after Slovanic word ‘bank’, meaning a hole in the land intended for a bath. Separate objects are enclosed intimate spaces of an inner bath meant for the individual only.


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Landscape Metamorphosis Diploma project 2017


SUPERSTUDIO CONTEST // WINNING PROJECT

RESITE PAVILION

reSite Pavilion Superstudio Competition 2017

The reSITE’s mission is connecting leaders across sectors to collaborate in order to create a city that is more livable, competitive and resilient for the next generation.

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reSite creates a platform for the #reSITE 2017 festival: In/visible City. A place for exchange of ideas and discourse between specialists and public participating on the process that helps to define urban design of the future.

reSITE FESTIVAL 2017 IN CO-OPERATION WITH: BARBORA JURÍČKOVÁ

The site of the future pavilion for upcoming event is located in the Prague’s district Florenc near railway and coach stations. The site is railway brownfield, bounded by elevated road artery, parking area and adjacent street going along. Current location does not have a potential to become permanent vital and livable open public space in a present spatial context. The public does not have any kind of relation to the place, it is overlooked by people. The goal of the project is not forming successful model of usual

public space. It is about drawing interest of people about the site and its function. The essential architectural element is a high wall enveloping the site. On the principle of reverse psychology, the wall hiding space inside ignites curiosity. A person must have a will to find out. Inside, reSite facility is formed as a flexible internal space for lectures and discussions. Outside, the wall is a physical platform which communicates ideas to a visitor.


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reSite Pavilion Superstudio Competition 2017


BACHELOR’S PROJECT

Suburb Housing bachelor’s project 2015

SUBURB HOUSING

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The site is located in a boundary of the urban residential zone of neighborhood Komín, at the outskirt area of the town Brno. Place itself is currently used as ochrads of the residents of the borough. Simultaniously with the slope terrain in a direction from lower developed zone, built-up area is thinning and the site is gradually passing through the cabin zone until it reaches a forest on the hill. Project propose extensive residential complex at the place.

FOURTH YEAR OF STUDY // 2015 FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

The essential part of the proposal was to create an appropriately dense urban structure of residential buildings but as well to maintain a certain spatial generosity at the same time. The proposal seeks to considerably reflect the topography and character of the place. At the border of the site where it passes into forest, the slope gradates in the hill which I found as an exceptional and the strongest point within the place. At this place, two significant volumes grow out of the hill. They form a dominant moment of the whole composition of designed urban volumes. Volume composition is branching out in a downward direction,

it slopes down and gradually crumbles into smaller fragments scattered in a freer space. The entire composition determines the movement uphill. Thus the area is freely permeable along its whole length. Distribution, orientation and scale of the proposed volumes seeks to respond to complicated urban context of the site’s surrounding.


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Suburb Housing bachelor’s project 2015

The proposed housing complex is composed of 10 residential buildings of different extent that varies in building lenght and floor number and consequently in amount of flats within a building.


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Suburb Housing bachelor’s project 2015

Small sketch on the right page is an abstract expression of proposed internal space and load-bearing system concept.


into the porch – in certain spots, there is a possibility to pull aside the light window wall and internal space extends. The dividing line between life inside and ouside common corridor is formed by translucent membrane made of milk glass.

Suburb Housing bachelor’s project 2015

Internal space is bounded by building structure. The structure is defined by internal space, its hierarchy, relations between spaces of different character and by flowing passage among them. The boundary between internal and external space are not clearly defined. Interior gradualy flows to both directions to exterior through some sort of a interstage which is porch and loggias. Private habitable rooms are always oriented in a single direction to the other way from the porch. Other rooms like flat entrance, kitchen, dinning and living rooms are partially opened

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MASTER’S STUDIO PROJECT

Ocean City studio project 2015

OCEAN CITY

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Earth, being devasted by human, in the near future is going to face up the consequences of our acting in the form of serious climate changes. Global warning caused by emissions of greenhouse gas, made of burning of fossil fuels, industry and agriculture, will result global rising of ocean level caused by ice melting and expansion of water volume. The question arises, how cities could react on these serious changes.

FIFTH YEAR OF STUDY // 2015 FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Ideas are illustrated on the particular example – New York City. Distinctive term defining the concept is gradual adaptation during changing conditions. The idea considers the city as constantly changing organism which current shape can’t be maintained without any changes forever. Project forms long-term time plan of gradual demolition and rebuilding firstly edge, most endangered parts of a coast, and subsequently other endangered zones. In the original urban pattern is formed extensive complex of linear volumes that will become foundation base for new architecture growing out of it. A new platform rising the city elevation is created. New base

urban element becomes a linear platform directing perpendicularly to the coast boundary. Its linear form is selected deliberately for its ability to continious growing in both directions, especially inwards the urban structure. Space between platform volumes, places of previous streets, becomes a canal absorbing an element of water inside the fabric of the city.


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Ocean City studio project 2015

Long stripes of canals exist in its original slope. Lower situated part lies below the water level, the higher is open landscape that forms a gradual passage between the city and water. A strict border line of coast doesn’t exists by now.


Left image: Plan and section of platform turbine energetic system Right image: Top view into the space between two platforms Ocean City studio project 2015

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TURBINE PLAN DETAIL

TURBINE ELEVATION DETAIL

The element which was considered by now as a threat for a city, will become inherent part of its energetic system. The part of the proposed platform volume comes from original coast line towards water flow. In this part, the volume of a platform resists the water flow pressure. The flow of the water contains huge amount of kinetic energy, that can be absorbed into the mass. Frontal part of a platform repose on bearing columns around which the collection of vertical volutoid water turbines are looping. The water flow revs up turbine units that

produce an electricity through a generator. Architecture is becoming a generator of limitless and clean energy. The prevailing activity of the water surrounding the city have become tides that could be in a scale of large eastern lagoon utilized to generate clean energy. By enclosing the lagoon there is a possibility to control massive amount of water. The first dam will be built on the eastern entrance of the lagoon Long Island Sound. The other in the estuary between Staten Island and Fort Hamilton. At the highest tide the eastern dam suddenly

opens set in motion a flow of water directed into the downtown of New York City, west gate remains closed. Controlled flooding of New York’s lagoon occurs regulary and it creates a constant flow for generating electricity.


Ocean City studio project 2015

Side elevation of linear platform A few decades later, the city assume completely new shape and extent. It grows behind its original boundaries. The city mostly expand on a coast and it swallows up small coastal towns. Platform urban fabric is growing in an extensive costal stripe. It forms continual coastal city. Platforms add to the city a new layer flowing in linear forms over the ground and water. Upper layer has markedly urban character whereas the land spreads underneath. In a very close connection, there exist two symbolically different worlds.

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STUDIO PROJECT

A House of an Architect studio project 2012

A HOUSE OF AN ARCHITECT

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The object matter of the studio project was designing a house for an architect which would merge function of comfortable housing for a family and architectural studio, used not only by the owner, but also by the staff. The project suggests, that the border between worlds of work and living doesn’t have to be always so strictly settled.

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY // 2012 FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

The site is situated in broader town centre in the district Staré Brno on Kopecná Street. It is in a close connection to the historical town centre and its dominants. The surroundings of the site is rich in urban green areas. In the north-east direction lies Husova Street, which is a part of the circle thoroughfare. The ground-plot of the house lies in the gap. From the south-easten side it is abutting with the fourfloored flat-building from 30’s. The north-western border is formed by single-floored house from 18th century. Designing the volume considers the height difference between the

adjacent houses. The intention was to highlight the unique small baroque house, which molds the street character, by subsiding the volume of designed building. The subsiding of building volume creates space built on the rised onto terrain with height of one floor. That shapes the continual street ground floor ‘parterre’ in whole width of the ground-plot. In the height level of the first floor is formed the space for relaxation garden, which is connected by terrain adjustments with the outside terrace on the second floor. The building aligns with facade of flat-house and raises the height of five floors.


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A House of an Architect studio project 2012


The functions and dispositions of the house are based on vertical segmentation. It is affected mostly by the requirements for space and light, which are variable considering the plot-terrain characteristics. A House of an Architect studio project 2012

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Ground floor

Ground floor is embedded into terrain, accessible from the street, includes common entrance for inhabitants and staff, technical house services and requires no direct illumination. In the first floor is located architectural studio. Interior is connected with garden formed between the designed and surrounding house volumes. The remaining three floors are used as living space for family. The second floor has access to exterior terrace tied with steep cragged terrain. The terrace on the top floor offers panoramatic view on the city.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Longitudinal section


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A House of an Architect studio project 2012

Upper image: Front elevation Lower image: Side elevation


WORKSHOP PROJECT

CONCEPT COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Concept – Collage – Workshop workshop project 2015

‘Concept ~ Collage’ was a five-day long intensive workshop focused on working with ambient of Palacky University in Olomouc campus, seeking for a new spatial expression of university’s identity.

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The proposal is a new spatial conception of open central area of university campus. Currently, faculty buildings encircle indefinable space formed of frontage roads with parking areas. In the centre of

FIFTH YEAR OF STUDY // 2015 IN CO-OPERATION WITH: BARBORA JURÍČKOVÁ & IVICA KÁČEROVÁ

the space is situated former arsenal building, today’s university library, which is not due to inpermeable building’s parterre connected with surrounding faculties, neither spatially, nor even visually. Our ideal proposal completely removes the parterre of the arsenal building, what forms new public square - academic forum - a meeting place for students as well as the public. The library is floating over the forum, as an institution representing an erudition.


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Concept – Collage – Workshop workshop project 2015

Continiously flowing space underneath the originaly arsenal building of today’s university library creating a new public space of academic forum.


PROJECT OF CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI

Patrick Henry Commune Carlo Ratti Associati project 2016

PATRICK HENRY COMMUNE

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Following World War II in 1947, Patrick Henry Village was founded as isolated, sustainable housing US military base in the outskirt parts of Heidelberg. In 2013, the US Army abandoned the area. The project aims to transform a former American military villge into experimental urban project for a progressive commune of the 21st century.

PARTICIPATION DURING INTERNSHIP // 2016 // TURIN INTERNATIONAL BUILDING EXHIBITION HEIDELBERG PROJECT MANAGER: EMMA GREER MORE AT: WWW.CARLORATTI.COM

The project was elaborated within the framework of IBA - International Building Exhibition - one of the most influential urban development instruments in Germany seeking for pioneering solutions for complex urban design challenges. PHV will become a home to likeminded incomers who are willing to live in a commune built on the basis of sharing economy and innovative technologies. The commune and its inhabitants are meant to be cooperating and connected and to a large network of Heidelberg’s knowledge institutions - universities and cutting-edge technological

companies. The design reimagines the original village, playing off of its suburban-style architectural legacy. The architectural typologies of the American settlement will be either refurbished, partially demolished, or connected to each other, shaping new, flexible spaces, based on the concept of co-living, co-working and co-making.


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Patrick Henry Commune Carlo Ratti Associati project 2016

Upper image: ‘The experimental lab’ - a concept of a knowledge city. Lower image: garage labs


PROJECT OF ANDY MARTIN ARCHITECTURE

Perf House Andy Martin Architecture project 2015

PERF HOUSE

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The Perf House is a refurbishment project in central London. The scope involved the complete removal off all existing internal elements of this generic Georgian 5-storey terrace house in Belgravia, leaving a vast 6 sided internal volume. AMA then re-imagined the spaces within to deliver a new home environment with transparency and connection, materiality and texture, light and shadow, excitement and tranquility.

PARTICIPATION DURING INTERNSHIP // 2015 // LONDON PROJECT MANAGER: SHAWN COOPER MORE AT: WWW.ANDYMARTINARCHITECTURE.COM

A restrained palette of industrial materials - raw concrete and blackened steel, combine with refined glass, timber and carefully detailed plasterwork to create a relaxed but crisp interior. To solve the issue of a dark and unwelcoming basement level so common in this building type, we have introduced a ground floor made up entirely of footpath paving lights, common on every London commercial street repurposed here to allow natural light and activity to connect the first two levels of the building.

(Perf House is a project I was involved in during the internship in studio Andy Martin architecture in London. The scope of my work on a project involved architectural detail designing of particular interior elements of the house).


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Perf House Andy Martin Architecture project 2015


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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

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