the portfolio of
CONTENTS 4 / CV Master at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France / 2011 - 2013
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania / 2007 - 2011
6 - 11 / Final Project (Master) - Nouvo Cinema Paradiso - a cinema in Beaucaire, France
26 - 27 / The hospital street - hospital in Sighişoara, Romania
12 - 15 / Set the controls for the heart of Beaucaire urban project in Beaucaire, France
28 - 29 / Share the heart of the block - collective housing in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
16 - 17 / Relax, it’s sunny! - collective housing in Issoire, France
30 - 31 / Ursus - urban project in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
18 - 19 / The green belt - urban project in Cébazat, France
32 - 33 / Other projects
20 - 21 / The patio is back to school - rehabilitation and extension of a primary school in Issoire, France
34 - 35 / Experiments
22 / The diabolo - textile architecture - made at Grandes Ateliers de l’Isle d’Abeau
23 / Master dissertation - Les jardins hospitaliers (Hospital gardens)
38 - 39 / The attraction of the ruin - rehabilitation of the Palace of Culture in Blaj, Romania
CV Name: Mobile: E-mail:
POTÎNG, Răzvan - Alexandru 0040.744.849.150 firstname.lastname@example.org
Architecte diplômé d’état (Master) Languages: Software:
English and French (proficient) Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite
Feel free to email me with inquiries about projects or discussions about architecture in general. Education and training 09/2011 - 06/2013 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France. Architecture, Urbanism, Sustainable development Master of Architecture (Architecte diplômé d’état); (mention bien for the final project; Master ETEH – Écoconception des territoires et des Espaces Habités) 10/2007 - 09/2013 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Architecture, Urbanism Completed, English B2 certificate, French B1-B2 certificate, Pedagogical training degree 09/2004 - 07/2007 “Liviu Rebreanu” High school, Bistriţa, Romania. English, Mathematics, Physics, Natural sciences Baccalaureate degree, High school English Certificate, CAE Advanced English Certificate - C1
Work experience 09/2012 - 06/2013 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France. Assistant computer lab (6 hours per week, working during the studies) Teaching architecture software to undergraduate students (AutoCAD, Revit); helping undergraduate students to develop their school projects; maintenance and repairing of the equipment. 07/2012 - 08/2012 Dico şi Ţigănaş, 134 Calea Turzii Avenue, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Architecture – Urban planning - Structure - MEP Student Internship CAD design, scale models 07/2010 - 09/2010 Global Prints, 65 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA. Sales representative During this job, I was supposed to drive a box truck full of posters and, following a schedule, to sell them in universities campuses all over the East coast of US. The sales were lasting a couple of days and they were synchronized with the start of the academic year. 06/2008 – 09/2008 and 06/2009 – 09/2009 Arhi-Struct Bistriţa, 40 Decebal Avenue, Bistriţa, 420073, Romania. Architecture - Structure Student Internship - CAD design, 3D modeling - measurements of existing buildings - preparing the projects for obtaining the building permit
Master at l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France 2011-2013
The project title reminds of the film Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore in 1988. This film tells the story of the childhood of a film director, which takes place during the 50s, in Sicily. Alongside with the story of the director, the film follows the evolution of the movie history by an allegory with the villageâ€™s cinema, called Cinema Paradiso and its projectionist, Alfredo.
Final Project (Master) Master ETEH ENSA Clermont-Ferrand 25 juin 2013 - Mention bien The design of the two envelopes and of the roof is looking to get away from a classic formal vocabulary of architecture, in order to approach the image of a landform. This design provides the building with a certain individuality and monumentality in the urban landscape, as it becomes both a visual signal and a representative element for the town.
- finding an old friend - the urban cinema
Beaucaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
The site chosen for this project is located near the city center of Beaucaire, next to the canal and the old telegraph building. This location is privileged, thanks to its direct relationship with the city center, the canal and the Road of Romans (Rue de Marronniers). Furthermore, from the point of view of boat circulation, the canal offers good perspectives to the site, which can be regarded as the entrance in the city.
Underground floor plan
Underground floor plan
1st floor plan
For me cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. Hitchcock, Albert
The main challenge of the project was to create a hybrid between the cultural dimension of the equipment (art cinema, movie association, exhibition space) and the entertainment dimension (commercial cinemas, bistros). The function of the cinema is complemented by a coffee shop of about 80 seats, an exhibition space and an underground parking.
Shading study - outdoor theater (June, 1st - 8.30pm ; July, 1st - 8.30pm ; August, 1st - 8.30pm)
The cinematographic experience should be a well-controlled interchange between a deeply social experience, which occurs before and after the film and the solitude in which the viewer is immersed during the film. By his period of loneliness, the viewer plunges into a new world, the world of each film. All through this trip, he loses track of time and finally he finds himself confused or lost at the exit of the theatre. Sometimes, we happen to be surprised when we leave the theater and we realize that it is already dark outside.
Ground floor plan
Perspectives hall 1
Perspective across the garde robe
Ent r anc e hal l
View from the canal walkway Outdoor movie theatre
The image of the facade, covered with colored pixels, is a reminder to the world of cinema and to the virtual dimension of this type of equipment. In addition, the design of ramp railing follows the pattern of pixels present on the facade.
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I also invite you to watch a video presentation of the spectators walk from the public space to the outdoor theater, located on the roof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfKslYkza0Q
The facade’s image José Pirès Estivales de Beaucaire
Heating / Ventilation diagram
Double-facade section / summer - winter
View from the canal / Night and day
During the day, the facade will act as a filter for the outside light and will project colors on the buildingâ€™s central core due to the sunlight.
Roof composition detail
During the night, the building becomes a sort of colored lamp, which will make the activities and the interior of the building visible from the outside. At the level of the global strategy for the town of Beaucaire, this image marks the entry into the town, by the boat canal.
Perspective from the ramp
View from the walkway
Roofing detail - outdoor theatre
Observation of the bipolarity logic
Increasing the influence of the poles
The initial idea of this project was based on the observation of the bipolarity logic of the town of Beaucaire. We imagined a progressive development, which involves in the first place the increase of the influence of these two poles. Subsequently we sought to strengthen the connections between the two poles, and finally we set up a territorial complementarity with the town of Tarascon, located on the other side of the Rhone.
Development concept - propagation of the wave
Territorial complementarity with Tarascon
Set the controls for the hearts of Beaucaire Second year of Master project - team with Yann ZIELINSKI, at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand
Phase I - Genera l Strategy
Beaucaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Temporal concept - Phasing
Night a nd day Weave over two frames... play on two paintings Project completed during an intensive week ,spent on the site at Beaucaire, in a team with: Susan ALVA VALER, Martin PONS and Antoine VARIERAS
The challenge of this exercise was to transform an old service station, located behind the only facade preserved from the old harbor office of Beaucaire, into a public space. We imagined a sort of urban pocket, shaded and quiet during the hot southern days and bright and vibrant during the animated nights.
Master plan Beaucaire
Pha se II - Inter med ia te sca le
Conceptual scale model
Plan Day and night cross sections
The objective of our functional approach was to complete the functional offer in order to make the two poles independent within the major themes: Culture, Administration, Sport, Commerce and Leisure. In a second phase, we tried to make the two poles complementary by the diversification of the functions within each of the major themes. Day and night views
We s t p o l e
East pole plan
West pole plan
Phase II Inter med ia te sca le
West pole - Current situation; Genius loci
East pole - Current situation; Genius loci
The landscape challenge was to make a sequence of different images of the entry into the city by canal boat. We searched for a gradation vegetation/buildings between the railway bridge and the town center. Conceptual diagram
Phase III - Urba n design
Catenary converted into luminaire with LEDs
Apartments types Urban integration
Relax, it's sunny ! Collective housi ng i n Issoire
First year of Master project at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.
Issoire, Auvergne, France.
The photovoltaic panels have three different functions: 1. They produce electrical energy that is sent into the EDF network. 2. They function as sunshades in order to protect the south facade. 3. They preserve the privacy of the terraces.
Ground floor plan Cross section
2nd floor plan East elevation
Master plan detail
The green belt Urba n proj ect i n Céba za t - rea li za tion of a n écoquar tier
D2 and Park Street sections
First year of Master projet team with Iulia DAMIAN at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.
Cébazat, Auvergne, France.
Road system, buldings structure and parkings
The ecological corridor - The starting point of our project was the creation of a green corridor, which starts on the hill on northern side of the site and continue to the south, crossing the D2 road. This corridor has been established by the preservation and the increase of existing orchards, along with the conservation of the agricultural character of the area.
B-B Site sections
This project is based on a concrete scenario of rehabilitation of a primary school built in the â€˜70s, in the town of Issoire. To facilitate the implementation of such a project and to reduce costs, I imagined a two-stage development: 1. In the first step, the patio is closed, by construction of the administrative part. Furthermore, the classroom and the common areas are redesigned. 2. The second step consists of the relocation of a class in order to allow the construction of a sports hall, which is now reviewed as an essential element in the functioning of schools. This hall is made of prefabricated wooden panels to ensure a fast and economical construction. Site plan
The patio is back to school R e h a b i l i t a t i o n a n d ex t e n s i o n o f a p r i m a r y s c h o o l a t I s s o i r e
First year of Master project completed at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.
Issoire, Auvergne, France.
A t w o - s t a g e d ev e l o p m e n t a r o u n d a l a r g e p a t i o A-A
Entrance structure detail
The preparation of the canvas
You can find more information about this experience by following this link: http://issuu.com/razvanpoting/docs/architecturetextile-2011-2012-g7-g
The diabolo Tex t i l e a r c h i t e c t u r e
First year of Master exercise - team with: Gabrielle GIRAULT, Astrid Astrid, Lucie LESUEUR, Floriane PERRET, Susan ALVA VALER, Borja GALLART, and Cindy CABILMONTE at Grands Ateliers de l’Isle d’Abeau.
The objective of this week, which we spent at Grandes Ateliers, was to build a stretched textile structure that we designed previously, in Clermont-Ferrand. This structure was intended to function as a sheltered relaxation area projected for the development of public spaces.
Master Dissertation completed at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.
Hea l i ng a n d relaxa tion s pa ces
Mai 29, 2013
I invite you to read the rest of the dissertation by following this link: http://issuu.com/razvanpoting/docs/les_jardins_hospitaliers_-_razvan_p
Grade : 14
The lack of gardens and green spaces nearby the today’s urban hospitals is a situation created by a set of factors that have a very pragmatic basis: the price of real estate, rationalization of the budgets, the parking needs, the evolution of medical ideas, the state-of-art technology, etc... In this context, the questions that arise are: The garden, does it still has a significant role for a modern hospital? What does it bring to the lives of patients and staff? What does it bring to the surrounding city? Throughout this dissertation, I tried to find possible answers to these questions by analyzing a set of historical and modern hospitals. In addition, the study includes a case study on the new CHU Estaing, Clermont-Ferrand. This hospital is a very interesting case because of its novelty and because of the commitment of its architects to design a fairly original hospital, which tries to meet the needs of today’s society. The study also contains the exchanges I made with several hospital architects on the subject of hospital gardens (Michael Pukszta, Antoine Buisseret, Brigit Kosmi, Rémy Butler, Ronan Desormeaux and Arnold Burger). Or click on the image:
of Architecture and Urbanism Univesity of Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2007-2011
Urban integration “Rack-type“ hospitals
“Tower on a plinth” hospital
Public street hospitals
XIX - XX centuries
Deriving from the “multiple-unit” typology, this type of hospital is characterized by a new organization, along an internal street that connects the different medical poles. This street is usually semi-public and provides users with a clear and inviting space to which all medical services open. The street is often vegetated, and becomes a traversing hospital’s garden. Site plan
The public street
The hospital street Hos pi ta l proj ect i n Sighişoa ra
Sighişoara, Mureş, Romania.
1st floor plan
Ground floor plan
South elevation Public street - longitudinal section
Concept Site plan
Floor plan and section
Share the heart of the block Col lective housi ng i n Cluj-Na poca
3rd year projet completed in a team with Iulia DAMIAN at FAU Cluj-Napoca.
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania.
Cross section Setting alternatives - apartments - offices Interior views
Aerial view Genius loci
Ursus Urba n proj ect i n Cluj-Na poca
3rd year project completed in a team with Iulia DAMIAN and Cristina JUC at FAU Cluj-Napoca.
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania.
Links Plopilor Street an Uzinei Electrice Street sections
This urban restructuring project is justified by the future relocation of the old Ursus brewery and the willingness of the city to increase the housing density in the pericentral area (2010). The three main objectives of our intervention were: - To extend the Uzinei Electrice Street in order to improve traffic conditions in the city. - To maintain the memory of the old beer factory by the conservation of the old buildings and the establishment of a museum of beer. - To find the right housing and functional diversity. Aerial views
Collective housing on Einstein Street, Cluj-Napoca
All these projects were completed in a team with Iulia DAMIAN at FAU ClujNapoca between 2008 and 2011.
Hotel and casino, Cluj-Napoca
Student center, Cluj-Napoca
Offices skyscraper, Cluj-Napoca
Old Synagogue restored and transformed into a Cultural center, Turda
Retirement home, ClujNapoca
Workshop Light and Landscape - Cluj-Napoca - June 2011 Coordinators : Katja Perrey and Dorin BEU
LED luminaire design - Fire fly
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Après avoir écouté beaucoup de musique... Short film made at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Clermont-Ferrand during Atelier d’écritures class in 2012. Student : Razvan POTING Coordinators : Dominique MACHABERT and François BOUCHAUDY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcAdsFvQXdw Tensegrity structure scale model
Documentation projet concerning an Empire style table at Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu - team with Andreea PARAIAN, Cosmin CAMPAN, Bogdan GAVRILIU et Adrian NECHITA
... etc, etc. The practical realization of a brick barbecue using traditional materials and techniquesexperiment in progress ...
Version 1 - Arena theater + dance rehearsal room
Version 2 - Elizabethan Theatre Proscenium arch
The present situation of the building (with well-rehabilitated facades and with the interior destroyed by a fire) inspired us an intervention based on contrasts: we kept almost intact the facades and we rebuilt the interior within a contemporary way using new materials and technologies.
Version 3 - Cinema + conference room
The main challenge was to permit the organization of very different events in the great hall. We made this possible by the use of a mobile stage and a retractable roof. The desire to fully open the great hall has its origins in the amazing atmosphere we found during our visits. (The old roof was completely burned during the fire).
Version 4 - Dance hall + painting workshop
The attraction of the ruin R e h a b i l i t a t i o n o f t h e Pa l a c e o f C u l t u r e i n B l a j , R o m a n i a
Project completed in a team with Florin GAVRILAS and Adrian NECHITA for Blaj Palace of Culture rehabilitation competition, Romania in JuneJuly 2011.
Blaj, Alba, Romania.
Photos of the existing theater
Version 5 - Fair, exhibition space
1st floor plan
Roof plan and underground floor plan
Ground floor plan
In contrast to the daytime sobriety of the facades, we have imagined, for the eveningâ€™s time, a permanent system of mapped projections on the facades. This type of system offers plenty of creative possibilities in order to animate the building: projections of the eventsâ€™ schedule, advertisements for the cultural events of the city, tourist information, short films, etc ... Moreover, with the help of a graphic tablet, local graffers can make virtual graffiti, live, on the facade. Sections