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P O RT F O L I O O l e g Asoi ev


Birth: Home address: Telephone: E-mail:

03.01.1990, Kiev, Ukraine Boulevard Géneral Jacques 190, Ixelles, Brussels +32 488 90 79 15 oleg.asoiev@gmail.com

EDUCATION MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE, MASTER OF SCIENCE Passed magna cum laude 2016 - 2018, Brussels, Belgium, KU Leuven Sint-Lucas Brussels Fall 2017 - winter 2018, Aarhus, Denmark, Arkitektskolen Aarhus BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE 2011 - 2013, Kiev, Ukraine, The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING 2011 - 2012, Kiev, Ukraine, Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture BACHELOR OF INDUSTRIAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING 2007 - 2011, Kiev, Ukraine, Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture WORK EXPERIENCE ARCHITECT IN “KANCO” STUDIJA 2013 - 2016, Kaunas, Lithuania Architectural and construction design, visualization and project documentation


HONOURS NOMINATION FOR EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL MEDAL AWARDS 2018 NATIONAL COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE DIPLOMA WORKS 2nd place, Summer 2013, Odessa, Ukraine WORKSHOPS KAD: KVADRATU 2016 Summer 2016, Travelling Architectural Workshop, Kaltanenai, Lithuania One week-long workshop with children. https://issuu.com/architekturosvaikufondas/docs/kad_kvadratu_2016_online “YUNIPERUS” STUDENT MONITOR & PARTICIPANT Summer 2013, Architectural Summer School “YUNIPERUS”, Yablunitskiy Pereval, Carpathians, Ukraine Curators: Vadym Zaplatnikov & Larisa Merkulova Three week-long multidisciplinary workshop; www.yuniperus.blogspot.com PROFFESIONAL SPORT ACTIVITIES MEMBER OF SPORT ACROBATICS MEN’S GROUP 2008 - 09 Member of the National Sport Acrobatics Team 2008 Silver prize winner of “PREMIERE RAMPE” Circus Festival, Monaco 8th place at the Acrobatic World Championship, Glasgow, UK National Championship Winner, Vinnitsa, Ukraine PRESENTATIONS “THEATRE OF ARCHITECTURAL PLAY” Winter 2013, National House of Architect, Kiev, Ukraine Public presentation of the project as part of the larger presentation of “YUNIPERUS” architectural summer school event LANGUAGES & SKILLS English - fluent, Dutch - A2, Lithuanian - A2, French - eager to learn Ukrainian, Russian - mother tongues, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Rhino, 3D StudioMax, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign INTERESTS Photography, Literature, Cinematography, Sport


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The Vanvilla

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The Alpha Edge

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Inversion

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Display of Quotidian

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The Great Gate of Kiev

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Laika

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Utopias of the New World

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The Birth

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The Vanvilla Appropriation of the Red Hook’s Streetscape by Nomadic Vandwellers through Architectural Intervention New York City, USA KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Master Dissertation Project, fall 2017 - spring 2018 Promotor: Prof. Dr. Arch. Kris Scheerlinck

This Master Dissertation Project is built through a triple focus: Streetscape Territories, the neighborhood of Red Hook (NYC) and the Contemporary Nomadic Domain. The Streetscape Territories research project is a guiding framework throughout the Master Dissertation. All analyses, conclusions and decisions were taken from the perspective of the accessibility and permeability of the territories defining the streetscape. The Red Hook neighborhood, given as part of the framework is a site where the Streetscape Territories research methods and tools were applied. The Nomadic Domain theme entered the project during the research phase and became a strong part of the argument helping to better understand the two other themes. Due to the harsh reality of American economic policies and real estate market conditions, a nomadic movement of a new type emerges: the Vanlifers, people who chose to abandon a standard way of living, giving away half of their wages for rent and moving into self-adapted for living vehicles. The difference is essential: in 2013, average monthly expenses for normal living constituted around $2-300 while Van living – $400. (aol.com) This social group leads an absolutely different, ascetic style of life, challenging accepted living standards and values. They also challenge our cities and especially our streetscapes. Within this Master Dissertation, we will attempt to answer whether this social group can become an actor in redefining Red Hook, counter-acting gentrification and giving a new alternative meaning to the streetscape territories. The Research Question of the Master Dissertation defining its development is the following: The alternative future image of the Red Hook neighborhood and its meaning for New York City. • • •

how can a streetscape-based architectural intervention operate on different scales and become a key actor? how can it address the rights of the powerless (Sassen,2014)? can the answers be found within the morphology of the neighborhood and its paradigm?

Master Dissertation project included two site visits and filed researches; writing the reflection paper (which includes research, analysis, mappings, concept development and architectural proposal); final presentation of the project in front of international jury.

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Reflection Paper

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Top - model, scale 1:1000; bottom - model, scale 1:200

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Model, scale 1:200

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Model, scale 1:25

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Timber joint, scale 1:1

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Alpha Edge Insight into the future with self-driven cars Wemmel, Belgium KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Design studio 1, fall semster 2016 Individual design project (Research done in group of 4) Tuttor: Bruno Peeters

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Potential of the pedestrian zone.

General scenario Design studio’s focus was on the insight into the future with self-driven cars and its impact on urban fabric of a city. Case study for the research through design was Wemmel – town on the Noth-west of Brussels. Wemmel’s inhabitants are very car dependent. Its community refused the extension of tramline 9 which were supposed to link Wemmel with Brussels, preserving the homogeneity of the town. Studio called “nine to Brussels” Particular case what happens with most busy Wemels crossroad and its surrounding?? The hypothesis of self-driven car scenario states that only 2 out of 10 cars will remain on the road. Thus, the questions is how it affects a street and car parking spaces? For particular case, Wemmels most busy rotonde crossroad future was studied. After site analysis, was decided to introduce a roundabout, turning rotonde and nearby streets into pedestrian zone. Thus, challenge was to design a public space - Plaza. Public space...?? According to The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte, Public Space – is a well-defined site, possessing its own Image & Identity. It brings people together, offering variety of things to do, providing enough place to sit and of course to stay. Place to sit is significantly important though. The structure of Public Space should facilitate people to be open & relaxed, thus ready for socializing and interaction.

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Typical Wemmel’s Edge

No to tramline “9”

Belgian Dream

Identity Wemmel is radical. It has a strong character. It possesses its own style. It deserves to refer with “he or she”. Wemmel is conservative, attached to his own vision, attached to the Belgium Dream. He’s main feature lays in relationship with surrounding nature. Specifically, it’s the Edge. Edge between urban & rural in Wemmel as thin as a string, as sharp as a blade, as steep as a rock. Edge is absolutely unexpected. It can be encountered behind the corner, behind the square, door, courtyard… The Edge is the main feature of Wemmel, identifying its strong character. Morphology Approach is to use main character feature of Wemmel in morphology of the new public space. Therefore, the Edge is to become the main means in creating Plaza.

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Overall plan


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Depriving from morphology concept, solution was to introduce piece of wild nature as a main component of the Plaza. Concept of solving the edge between Plaza and surrounding buildings could best described as “softness”. In two cases, some parts of the Plaza are in fact parts of the spaces enclosed in building’s public function. The rectangular depression (level is - 0.30 m, where Plaza is 0.00) closely linked to the building on the South is a chill out terrace of the cafeteria. The depression in the North part (-3.00 m) is public courtyard linked to the public library. Goal of the design was to create diverse public environments corresponding to different tastes and mood. Graphical interpre-

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tation of the project is inspired by Malevich’s “Red Square and Black Square” painting. Presented section shows the quality of two edges, the Radical (forest in the city) and Soft (edge of the Plaza and surrounding). Thus, we can see the continuity and unity of open and closed public spaces. Courtyard belongs to both Plaza and Public library. It can also be accessed from both spaces. Reference for the courtyard with waterfall comes from Paley Park in New York. Unique feature of this park is that it’s not commercial space with chairs and tables as alternative to benches. Public space becomes more attractive when places to sit are flexible and in control of the users.

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View. Public lybrary with access to the cortyard.

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View. Forest in the city.

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Inversion Proposal for the transformation of the Villa Park settlement in Lanaken Lanaken, Limburg province, Belgium KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Design studio 2, spring semster,2017 Individual design project Research partner: Kamilla Galimjanova Tuttor: Martino Tattara

Hoge Kempen National Park and Villa park settlement

The Villa Park. Analysis. Framework of the task was exploring the potential of Belgian suburbia. In case of this project it is transformation of the Villa Park Settlement. Villa Park situates in Lanaken right on the Southeastern edge of the Hoge Kempen National Park. Main residents are people with high income, what reflects in spacious, luxurious villas and huge garden plots.

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Nature. There is a state of fragile balance in-between wild and domesticated nature ,condition of living in the forest and in the garden at the same time. Villas. Varying in style and typology each of them possesses a strong character and is very attractive. Predominance of green bush fences; opened gates or create welcoming effect, evoking a wish to become a guest. Looking from the perspective of Single-family House phenomena – part of research done during the earlier stages of project, Belgian dream of owning the private house with garden, in this case, is pushed to the limit.

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Underuse

Inversion

New housing

Next step could only be possession of a castle. The question is, what is a future of these “little castles� in long-term perspective? The villas are extremely underused, unsustainable, expensive and difficult to maintain. The lack of facilities in the region, car dependency, migration to the city trend (urbanization) gives not much potential for the Villa Park settlement in future. In fact, it would be fair to forecast the decay of Villa Park settlement. So what happens if we invert the existing ratio and turn luxury privacy into luxury publicity? Inversion project Main idea of the proposal is to preserve main identity features of the Villa Park settlement and combine them with working/living and co-housing principles. There are two main vectors of the transformation which would run simultaneously: creating spaces for working and for living. Working Project proposes to turn majority of villas into workshops, studious and offices. The combination of luxurious family house typology with new function is definitely a potential for interesting space. To diminish the car dependency of the settlement the remaining villas ae converted into services and facilities. Living The second vector – is creating a housing for new inhabitants. According to the calculation, one villa can become a work place for 8-12 people and the whole settlement - for 600 workers. Meeting the challenge of housing solution for 600 workers and preserving the qualities of environment (mentioned relationship with nature) the concept of the pencil towers seems as a most fitting. Being developed in Hon Kong and New York, pencil towers are the product of high land values caused by urban density. These are slender skyscrapers with extremely small footprint, what in case of Villa Park minimizes the effect of the intervention on nature.

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Overall settlement plan

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Resulting design is 55 pencil towers scattered around the settlement. The footprint is 8x8m proposing rational layout in different variations. Each tower has 10 floors (35m high) and can become home for 10-15 people. The rational layout of living units is compensated with access to villas, (not only the working place, but also place where many things can happen), spectacular panorama and fact of living in the forest.

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Fragement plan

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Phase 1 (2017-2020)

Phase 2 (2020-2025)

Phase 3 (2025-2030)

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Condition The potential inhabitants are young workers (25-40 years) and their families. Scenario could be realized with a condition of existing company, which would be in charge of both, villa transformations and building of new pencil towers. Company would redeem villas and land plots from the owners, who are expected to sell it with a lower price due to the lack of interest to villas on the real estate market in future.

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One bed living unit: 1.folding bed 2.kitchen 3.bathroom 4.storage

Two beds living unit: 1.folding bed 2.kitchen 3.bathroom

Two one bed living units: 1.folding bed 2.kitchen 3.bathroom

Grounf floor 1.foyer 2.bicycle parking 3.laundry

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Display of Quotidian Elaborating on the the notion of the ordinary as opposed to the extraordinary interventing into the Klintegaarden residential complex in Aarhus Aarhus, Denmark Aarhus School of Architecture, Master of Architecture Studio 2A “The Art of Building”, fall semster 2017 In collaboration with Asger Lymann Jespersen Tuttor: Lars Frank Nielsen, Carolina Dayer, Anders Gammelgaard Nielsen

Theme The theme for the semester assignment was the ordinary opposed to the extraordinary. We started by choosing an ordinary action and describing it through drawing. To connect the ordinary with the extraordinary, we preformed the same action in an extraordinary context and captured this meeting in one photograph. This approach to understand the ordinary opposed to the extraordinary culminated in a final drawing where we had to capture and translate the atmosphere from the photograph. Site We chose one site out of five different sites located in Århus. The 5 sites consisted of different courtyards which each had its own qualities and flaws. The choice of courtyard we made was based on the qualities and aesthetics inherent in the courtyard, the courtyard we chose is located in the residential called klintegaarden. Approach We approached our chosen courtyard by mapping the geography of the courtyard and the actions which were taking place in and around the courtyard. For the focus of our assignment we chose the storage rooms located in and around the courtyard. The storage rooms as spatial elements are very ordinary, thus contain potential for turning into extraordinary.

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Asger Lymann Jespersen

“Opening the door”


Translation of the Extraordinary


Oleg Asoiev

“Tying Shoelaces”


Translation of the Extraordinary


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Klintegaarden is located in Århus at the southern end of Risskov, with a nice view to the harbor and the sea. The building process (1936 1938) was conducted by the engineer and architect Ove Christiansen. At the time when Klintegaarden was erected the property which they were constructed on already housed two villas, those villas remained and was integrated with the new buildings. For its time Klintegaarden was the most modern and characteristic type of building complex, both when you look at the building technology and the way it´s organized for the residents. The building was the first of its kind in Denmark to be solely build in reinforced concrete, casted as one building on site.

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Klintegaarden

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Stored Objects

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Display Column, sketch 1

A room needs light, a room needs a structure and objects of display need focus, attention and appreciation. Presented first sketches show a structure which accommodate all these requirements – a column of display.

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Celebrating the Ordinary

After mapping the storage rooms it seems to be a certain amount of objects in an in-between stage, not worth keeping in the apartment and yet not something to throw away. But what if these objects not were hidden away but instead celebrated and cherished in an extraordinary way?

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Interior view 1

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Plan 1. Hight level +1.20.

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Plan 2. Hight level -4.25.

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Interraction with the courtyard. Top view.

There are 8 columns in the new structure, the columns act in many ways: as structural elements, as source of light and as a displaying/ storing space . It is possible to enter the space in two ways. First and more public entrance is located in the courtyard where you will find a stair going down to the new structure. The stair is strongly related to one of the trees in the courtyard. The tree has been preserved during the construction with a concrete cylinder casted around it. You go down the stairs along this cylinder and after entering the space you still experience the presense of the tree.

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The second and more private entrance is located in the modernized storage rooms at the bottom floor where two storage units have been removed to make room for a double door leading directly into the new structure, as shown in Plan 2. The tops of the display columns appear in different ways in the courtyard, some of them are in same level with the ground, some go above turning into place to sit or rest. Since the columns are a source of light for the space below, the top of the columns is finish with skylights which allows people in the courtyard to look down into the display space.

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vegetation 420mm intensive substrate filter fleece drainage board protection and storage fleece waterproofing membrane 20mm steel panel pedestal for raised terraces protection layer waterproof membrane thermal insulation 200mm (sloped) thermal insulation 200mm waterproof membrane 250mm reinforced concrete

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concrete tiles

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2x8 mm lam. Safety glass + 20mm cavity + 2x8 mm laminated safety glass

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100mm reinforced concrete waterproof membrane attached to skylight frame thermal insulation waterproof membrane

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shelves system, 10x10mm brass profiles & 10mm brass plates

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100mm fibrated concrete slab with underfloor heating waterproof and waxed separating layer 50mm buffer insulation 250mm reinforced concrete 200mm thermal insulation 300mm gravel filling subsoil

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VIBIA spotlight

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3x5mm translucent safety glass

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waterproofing membrane

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steel box for vegetation welded from 15mm (sides) & 20mm (bottom) panels.

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BUZON pedestal for raised terraces

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protection layer

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thermal insulation 200mm

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concrete tiles 500x500x100

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2x8 mm lam. Safety glass + 20mm cavity + 2x8 mm laminated safety glass

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The Great Gate of Kiev Cultural center in Kiev Kiev, Ukraine KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Building Technology Integration, fall semster 2016 Group project with Alberto Aragon Tuttors: Dirk Jaspaert, Bruno Depre, Erik Geens

The Great Gate of Kiev is a project developed within building technology course. One of the earlier architectural projects was to be picked and developed according to building technology requirements (fire escape, building physics, installations, detailing). In our case, it was one of my projects designed during Bachelor degree in Kiev.

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Laika Conversion of Opek in Leuven Leuven, Belgium KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Conversion, spring semster,2017 Group project with David Wirth and Vittorio Degli Innocenti Tuttors: Dirk Jaspaert, Bruno Depre, Monika Rychtarikova

This project was developed on the basis of building technology course. The outcome of the task was a Large perspective section presented in scale 1:15. So far the project concept consists of two parts, reconstruction of existing (bottom) part and adding a new (upper) volume. Main Idea for the bottom part was to remove all the interfloor slabs and secondary beams, reveling the structural grid of the building, exposing beauty of construction. In addition to that some grid cells were spanned with glass flooring united by the stairs network leading to the roof terrace. The top part contains two venues with stage and supplementary premises. The main finish material is reglit glass. The half-transparent quality of it creates a game of silhouettes moving behind.

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“Utopias of the New World� Selection of drawings by fictional architect Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra Spain,Villa de Bruselas,1492 KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Elective: Conjectural Architectures, fall semster, 2016 Individual project Research partner: Vittorio Degli Innocenti Tuttor: Harold Fallon

Description Task of the studio was to select specific historical period and invent a character of an architect. From behalf of this character we had to design a Visionary Architecture, which according to the fiction has never been embodied in reality. The outcome drawings had to correspond the graphical language of historical period we were enclosed by. Challenge was to develop certain ideology, style and approach inherent to the personality of fictional architect and exposed in architecture. There were six topics we had reflect through drawings: Monument, Institution, Infrastructure, City, multiplication of one of the topics. Also we had create a fictional letter to a real personality representing same historical period. Outcome of the course was preparing an exhibition and a booklet. Drawings are done through collages and manipulation of the illustrations and manuscripts found online. Here are presented some extracts from the booklet.

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Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra, portrait by unknown artist

Abra or Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra (1480 - 1575) was a Moorish architect. Being born in Granada, his father was wealthy Moroccan merchant while his mother - Sephardic Jew. Due to repressions started with Alhambra Decree, 1492, he had to travel in Europe and eventually came to the New World, Villa de Bruselas (Costa Rica). He is an author of a set of architectural utopias which were included to the collection of “ The Utopias of a New World� published by Joseph Whitehead in 1923. Abra is often described as being romantic architect since his main aspiration was to create a conditions for the dialogue between Man and Nature through architecture. He often appeals to escape, reclusion, pray and meditation.

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“Gates to the New World”, fragment from “Utopias of the New World”, Natioanal Museum of Costa Rica

Being deprived of his homeland, Abraham sees the New World as a New Promised Land. Only through the loss and suffering one can find Blessing. Gates of huge size, just alike the Triumphal Arch call for those who are suffering in exile to begin a new Blessed life. Drawing is dated by 1531.

“Invitation”, fragment from “Utopias of the New World”, Natioanal Museum of Costa Rica

Invitation – are five observational towers. One note from Abra’s diary: “Only in unity with himself and the nature a man can find himself.” Abraham gives us an opportunity to levitate above the Great Kingdom of the Lord and thank Him in prayer and meditation.

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Well of knowledge”, fragment from “Utopias of the New World”, Natioanal Museum of Costa Rica

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Bottomless pit for endless knowledge of the world. Abraham invites us to retire away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the cognition of the universe in desert nature.

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“Another City”, fragment from “Utopias of the New World”, Natioanal Museum of Costa Rica

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“Another City� an illustration off possible organization of cities in the New World. Probably the foundation for this work served the Cappadocia City, which Abraham visited in early childhood and was deeply impressed for entire life. On October 1524 he makes a note in his diary: “Among all great cities I visited, Cappadocia is the only place proving human to be a true part of Nature

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The Birth Surreal perfomence in three actions Location indefinite KU Leuven, Master of Architecture Elective: The/Le/Het Salon , spring semester, 2017 Individual project Tuttors: Arnaud Hendrickx, Wim Goossens

The birth of surreal – is a performance that encounters the topic of emergence of the surrealistic art. The main participant and character is Rene Hevaert’s untitled 1981 (two shoes on wooden sticks). Performance is divided into three acts. In first act, “gravity”, Heuvaert’s masterpiece appears enclosed in solid block of ice placed in dark room. Next act, “motion”, captures the process of melting of the ice block, emerging art piece and its reflections in the growing puddle. “The birth” – third act, exposes a masterpiece ingloriously floating in the puddle. This performance metaphorically correlates with birth of a child, act deprived of any aesthetical beauty, however full of significant content.

“surreal” - marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream how does it come out?

or meditation?

a boom?

new born babies are not that cute...

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untitled, Rene Heyvaert 1981

we are not mistake, neither we are purpose, we are the juxtaposition of mistake and purpose we need two points on the wall and same amount on the floor but what will happen to us though in case we lost at once them all

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hey... what’s that??!

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Presentation. Ice model 1:10

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Untitled, Rene Heyvaert 1981. Model 1:1

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Thank You!

Porfolio Oleg Asoiev 2018  
Porfolio Oleg Asoiev 2018  
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