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Portfolio | CV

O S C A R WA L H E I M B A ( Ho ns) Arc hitec t ure

Objective: To study within a highly creative and innovative environment, encouraging me to challenge myself and push boundaries of design. I strive for architecture that is collaborative, inclusive and, most of all, enjoyable.


Post-proposal speculative drawing, Landscape. Nodes of historical importance (both real and mythical) pull the user through a landscape of narrative and memory.


Portfolio | CV

CO N T E N T S

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Roof

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Landscape

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Urban

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Longevity

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Current Work

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Photography

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CV


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Stage 2 | T+E project

RO O F High Speed 2 Station platform

Inspired by proposals for the HS2 Trainline, my proposal is for a shelter on the platfrom of a railway station. The building aims to petrify the speed and dynamism of the high-speed trains, taking inspiration from tensegrity structures and Theo Jensen’s kinetic Strandbeest.

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Physical model Laser-cut and assembled by hand | 1, 2 Study sketches, exploring design approaches and structural principles | 3,4


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1 | Experimental and testing models Sketchup 2 | Tensegrity study model with inspiration taken from Theo Jensen’s Strandbeest 3 | Elevation and plan AutoCAD, rendered in Photoshop

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Stage 2 | Major Design Module

L A N D S C A P E The Miller’s Tale

Situated in Canterbury, this unit saw the design of an environmental centre that incorporated a museum, cafe and landscaped gardens on the site of a disused water mill. The development of my proposal takes inspiration directly from the area’s history and aims to create a reminiscent landscape that establishes an atmosphere for viewing the rest of the city.

Using Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale, the landscape design combines fictional literary narrative with the historical narrative of the city itself, achieving the aims of the brief whilst weaving itself into the historical fabric of the city.

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Story-board vignettes, illustrating key scenes from Chaucer’s ‘The Miller’s Tale’, Pen illustrations


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1 | Photomontage perspective from medieval riverside orchard Photoshop 2 | Site photographs/historical context 3 | Photomontage perspective across St. Radigund’s bridge, marking the city wall Photoshop

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Sensual interpretation of the site Acrylic, Ink and Pencil Drawing detail - The re-instigation of the mill conjures collective memories of historic practices Graphite Long site section, AutoCAD & Photoshop

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Site plan of proposal A1, Graphite

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‘Drop Shop’ - man powered lifting market stall Sketchup & Photoshop Key sections illustrating environmental strategies AutoCAD & Photoshop

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Caretaker’s flat 1 2 3 4 5 6

Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Living room Kitchen Amenity space

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Office space Toilets Kitchen + storage Meeting room Serving area Cafe Shop Museum Ramped access

Ground floor 16 17 18 19 20 21

Staff access Private storage External teaching space Market square ‘Drop shop’ structure Public access

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1 | Environmental study centre plans AutoCAD & Photoshop 2 | Building elevations/section AutoCAD & Photoshop

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Stage 3 | Major Design Module

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European Centre for Urban Culture

Appealing to the vernacular style of industrial brick breweries and factories of this district of Lille, my proposal for a European centre for Urban Culture attempts to provide relief from the dense urban fabric whilst retaining tactility and prominence on a personal and human level

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Silhouette studies of key cultural landmarks in Lille Photoshop Fast form experimentation Foam & timber

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1 | Axonometric section through tower and entrance threshold Sketchup & Photoshop 2 | Approach perspectives, with tower as key urban marker Sketchup & Photoshop 3 | Tower treatment study models Card, string and timber 4 | Arrival/circulation space sketch-model Car & Foam board

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Public square frontage and approach 3DSMax & Photoshop Massing and scale study model Painted card and timber

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1 | Entering the key performance space directly from the street Sketchup & Photoshop

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Main performance space 3DSMax & Photoshop Exploring and developing the key space Pen sketch, card and timber models

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1 | Stepped circulation space crosses the void between two main structures 3DSMax & Photoshop 2 | Schematic orientation diagram Pen illustration 3 | Floorplans, with the creation of a community yard 3DSMax & Photoshop

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Proposal vignettes 3DSMax & Photoshop Facade/elevation study AutoCAD & Photoshop Construction detail section AutoCAD

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1 | Section illustrating atrium staircase and community yard AutoCAD & Photoshop 2 | Section through graffiti workshop, bar and music studios AutoCAD & Photoshop

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Stage 3 | Interdisciplinary Module

LO N G E V I T Y Sustainability, disposability & repair

This project investigates our relationship with the products/items that we surround ourselves with. Through analysis of objects, research into psychological factors and experimentation with traditional versus modern techniques of repair, I created a series of artefacts that act as a centre for conversation, allowing discussion of the implications of repair and causing us to question our current habits of consumption.

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“Products that connect deeply with their users often turn from plain artefacts to bridges that connect users with other people, enjoyable experiences, and the overall environment.� - Alex Lobos, 2011

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Proctor & Matthews Architects

T E T B U R Y Assisted living for the elderly

A scheme for approx. 115 units with supporting care to older people through the provision of shared services and facilities. The project aims to deliver an environment which facilitates supported independence whilst allowing for efficient care, support and leisure.

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Roof plan, annotated with key moves Hand drawn, coloured in Photoshop Site concept diagrams, partitioning shared gardens Hand drawn, coloured in Photoshop

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1 | Ground floor site layout MicroStation 2 | Typical plans for 2B4P ‘Mezzanine’ typology MicroStation

1 | Typical section through ‘Mezzanine’ typology MicroStation 2 | Perspectives submitted for planning approval Rhino 5, Maxwell & Photoshop

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Walkway ‘fins’ study model Card & Foam board Perspective prepared for community consultation Rhino 5, Maxwell & Photoshop Facade, roof terrace & dormer study Rhino 5 & Maxwell

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1 | Elevations submitted for planning approval MicroStation 2 | Shared surface circulation looking into community gardens Rhino 5, Maxwell & Photoshop

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Hobbies & Interests

P H OTO G R A P H Y Over the past few years my interest in photography has increased as a counterpoint to my architectural studies. My photography aims to capture beauty in the intricacies and idiosyncrasies that surround us daily, especially in different areas around London. I focus on analogue photography, enjoying the mechanical action of capturing a specific point in time directly onto film.

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Oscar Walheim 29 Jeremy Bentham House, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6LZ

OSCAR WALHEIM Objective : To study within an innovative and highly creative environment, gaining experience in a variety of disciplines at multiple scales whilst encouraging me to challenge myself and push boundaries of design

T : 07584 355 357 E : oscar_walheim@outlook.com

SKILLS :

Strong verbal presentation and design communication skills, including freehand sketching Analytical and conceptual architectural thinking Modelmaking at concept and presentation level

Proficient in :

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Adobe Photoshop MicroStation V8i Adobe InDesign

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AutoCAD Sketchup Autodesk 3DSMax

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Illustrator Revit Dreamweaver

Education 2010 - 2013

BA (Hons) Architecture - 1st class honours University of Kent

Awarded best portfolio of undergraduate work Modules covered include; ‘Abbot’s Mill’: Landscape design, ‘Climate’: Environmental design modules and ‘Roof’:Investigating form & structure Other roles/achievements whilst at University include: • Designed, created and curated the interactive digital exhibition for the end of year show • Elected year representative throughout 2nd and 3rd year • Represented the school during RIBA mid-term review • Awarded prize for ‘Caravanserai’ design project • Media chair of KASA (Kent Architecture Student Association) • Designed posters for a series of open architecture lectures 2007 - 2009

A Levels Steyning Grammar Sixth Form College • • •

2004 - 2007

GCSEs Steyning Grammar School • •

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Art & Design (A) Physics (A) Biology (B)

To grade A*: Art & Design, Maths, Graphic Design, English Language, Chemisty, Physics To grade A: Biology, French, History, English Literature, I.T, Religious Education


Experience 2013 - 2014

Architectural Assistant Proctor & Matthews Architects Key roles include: • Developing designs from initial concepts to Stage D packages through experimentation and iteration • Producing and issuing CAD drawings at multiple scales and stages; including packages of drawings for planning application • Attending, and actively contributing to, design team meetings with various consultants • Assisting Project Architect with client communication and design team coordination • Model-making and creation of CGI imagery for presentations

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Designer, creator and curator of KSA Stage 3 Exhibition 2013 Kent School of Architecure

2011 - 2013

Web Consultant & Senior Designer University of Kent My role included: • Consultation with clients before, during and after design projects • Identifying clients needs/objectives and transferring these to formal agreements and contracts • Lead designer of successful web-pages, systems and documents • Project management; Including scheduling, documentation, budgeting and delegation of work to other members of the team • Hosting training sessions for up to 15 people

2008 - 2010

Customer sales advisor Direct Travel Insurance

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Factory Operative Kate’s Cake’s confectionary suppliers

Hobbies

Outside of work, I relax by socialising with friends and family, visiting exhibitions and watching films. I have a keen interest in photography and enjoy sketching when I can, attempting to capture intircacies of our urban environment. I also play squash 3 times a week and love travelling; I toured Australia and South-East Asia for 6 months prior to starting University and hope to travel as much as possible in the future.

References 7 Blue Lion Place, Coral Sellars Associate, Proctor & Matthews 237 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PU Architects Tel: 0207 378 6695 Email: c.sellars@proctorandmatthews.com

Timothy Brittain-Catlin Tutor/Lecturer Tel: 01227 82 4502 Email: T.J.Brittain-Catlin@kent.ac.uk

Room 110 Marlowe Building University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NR

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