Selected Works 2013-2016
Portfolio Collection of works by Daniel Rivers 22nd February, 2013 18th November, 2016
Table of Contents
4 Curriculum Vitae 6 House of Seeds 24 River of Waste 36 Sustainable House
Name Daniel Rivers Birth 04 - 09 - 1993 Contact email@example.com 0411 265 028 50 Light Street Bar Beach NSW, 2300
PROFILE I am a creative, passionate and research driven student, I have recently completed a Masters of Architecture. My architectural education emphasised self-directed learning, which has provided me with skills that privilege problem solving through research, critical analysis and creative thinking. I am experienced in delivering complex ideas within a tight scope to a wide range of audiences through verbal presentations, visual imagery and both conceptual and representational modelling. These skills have been proven within my educational experience through project critiques, research presentations and academic papers.
SKILLS Archi tectural Design Hand Drafting & Sketching Modelli ng Graphi soft Archicad Adobe Creati ve Suite (CC) Endnote (X5) Mi crosoft Offi ce
WORK E XPE RIE NCE EMPLOYEE OF THE ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT FACULTY AT UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE 2017-Present Planning and reconfi gur i ng layout of design studio. Optimi si ng educati onal spaces for gr oup learni ng and engagement. STUDENT LEARNING SUPPORT OFFICER (SLSO) AT HEATON PUBLIC SCHOOL 2015-Pr esent Wor king as part of a ski lled team One on one engagement wi th students, pr ovidi ng support and assi sti ng wi th educational goals Curated ar t and ar chi tectural lessons
TEACHER’S AIDE AT MARTINDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL
2011-2015 Whole class engagement, predomi nately in the fields of Creative Arts, Engli sh and Sports KITCHEN HAND, CEPES RESTAURANT, DENMAN 2007-2011 Working as part of a successful team Engagement wi th a range of customers Li steni ng and inter pr eti ng customer needs
MAST ER S OF AR CHIT ECT URE , UNIV ER SITY OF NEWCASTLE , AUSTR ALIA, UNIV ER SITY DR, CALLAGHAN NSW 2 308 Activities and Societies: ➢ ‘Foreplay’ (2016), Masters of Architecture group exhibition. The Maritime Museum, Newcastle. ➢ Talking Heads: Open Lecture Series (2016), guest student speaker and curator of lecture. The University of Newcastle. ➢ The NEWcastle School: Past, Present, Future travelling exhibition (2015), Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Selected to showcase project ‘River of Waste’ to celebrate 50 years of architecture within the School of Architecture. ➢ ‘Conditions & Speculations’ (2015), Architecture Group Exhibition. The Emporium, Newcastle. ➢ First place in the Master of Architecture t-shirt design competition (2016) ➢ Part of the design team for sponsorship and exhibition promotion (2016)
B ACHELOR OF DESIGN (AR CHIT ECTUR E ), UNIV ER SITY OF NE WCASTLE, AUST R ALIA, UNIV E RSIT Y DR, CALLAGHAN NSW 23 08 Activi ties and Soci eties: ➢ ‘Untitled’ (2014), Undergr aduate final Exhibi tion. 780 Hunter Street, Newcastle. ➢ Bengalla Mines Undergr aduate Scholarship, fir st year of uni versi ty ( 2011) ➢ Phi pps Chari table Uni ver sity Scholarship, for high achi evers. ➢ Member of the Archi tectural soci a l committee ( 2014) .
REFEREE S Avai lable on request
House of Seeds Wambo Coal Mine
The scheme for this project inquires into the steps necessary for
the regeneration of the Wambo mine. The house is the initial point of settlement occupying the mining overburden stockpile, which contains minimal amounts of contamination. Elements of the house become the manifestation of the characters journey in attempting to recreate his suburban home. However, fractured memories of his lost childhood interrupt his perceptions of the home, the two collide, generating a new architecture that celebrates events and personal memories. The project becomes a human response to the mining situation where the fractured landscape is pieced together through architectural details, a way of moving forward the house details becoming active portals to past events and memories.
(Left) Concept photomontage (House of Seeds) Photoshop
(Right) Site conditions (Shifting landscape & site map) Pencil on trace, photoshop
Floor plan Pencil on paper + photoshop 841mm x 594mm
Process sketches Pencil on paper
Longitudinal section Pencil on paper + photoshop 841mm x 594mm
Dining table section Pencil on paper + photoshop
Living Room A long narrow room, containing a table that runs its length, a place in the house where everything is done.
Dining table model Cardboard
Front Door The door shifts positions, with slow precise movements. Rainfall determines the position of the door, auditing the rainfall that has fallen.
Front door section Pencil on paper + photoshop
Bedroom section Pencil on paper + photoshop
Bedroom A place of secrets, the room is reserved for storing ones precious things.
Bedroom model Cardboard
House skeleton amongst garden Cardboard, blue styrofoam & wire
River Of Waste Micro Housing
Carrington has a rich cultural and industrial history. Fertile mud-
flats that were once the hunting ground for the Awabakal people have today been destroyed through the fast-tracked development of production and industry. This industry has become a segregating barrier, inaccessible and uncontrollable to the citizens of Newcastle, dominating in scale and insensitivity. The proposed project aims to mediate this segregation and deterioration through recreating the site to focus on human interaction and education. The project looks at the worn out, the broken down, the remnants of an obsolete industry and how they can be reshaped to become sources of material and energy to be reprocessed and reinserted back into the future life of Newcastle. Steel artisans become the makers and recyclers that continue the process of regeneration and upcycling that has been neglected within the closure of previous industries. The building houses the production and life of the artisan, focusing on thresholds and flexible spaces that reflect their daily routines. Everyday life becomes a series of rituals inside architecture that educates and embodies a clean ecology.
(Left) Cross section Pencil on paper 594mm x 841mm (Right) Concept photomontage Photoshop
Process sketches, Pencil on trace
Preliminary cross section Pencil on paper 594mm x 841mm
Ground floor plan, Pencil on paper + photoshop
Section hydro detail, Pencil on paper, photoshop
Section shower detail, Pencil on paper, photoshop
(Left) Upper floor plan (Artisan accomodation and workspace) Pencil on paper + photoshop (Right) Room module, exploded axo Pencil on paper + photoshop
Sustainable House Newcastle
Exterior house perspective (Outdoor deck area and cantilever pool) Archicad, artlantis, photoshop
Exterior house perspective Archicad, artlantis, photoshop
View from study outlooking the pool Archicad, artlantis, photoshop
Front yard, outside dining perspective Archicad, artlantis, photoshop
Entrance to house pavillions Archicad, artlantis, photoshop