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ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO RAISA NEKHAEVA

Barchelor of Arts Candidate 2020 Architectural Studies John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design University of Toronto


Preface The chosen works presented in this portfolio are a narration of my personal relationship with space configuration, expressed through conceptual analysis of form, materiality and technology. As a student, I came to understand that architecture comes as both abstraction and experience. Architecture holds an endless source of potential for expressing more than just constructed form. Design is a tool which enables us to bring to life the inventions of the human brain. Each building requires a commitment to create a functional environment for prosperety, to adapt and resolve all the liming aspects. I am seeking a position in the field of design, which will further complement the invaluable knowledge I have gained in the field of architectural and urban design over my past years at UofT. I believe the learning opportunities I will encounter in the professional world will lay a strong foundation for a career filled with thrilling challenges that architects live through everyday. My past experience as an office coordinator with Marshall Tittemore Architects (MTa) over the summer of 2016 introduced me to the administrative side of an architectural company. It taught me an approach geared towards meeting tight project deadlines, both individually and with a project team. During my tenure at MTa, I was involved in filing building permits and case studies for the Calgary Cancer Research Center. Thank you for taking your time to review my work! Raisa Nekhaeva Contact raisa.nekhaeva@mail.utoronto.ca + 1 (587)892 - 6692


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Resume

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OCEAN SHORE HOUSE

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MOUNTAIN RIDGE HOUSE

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TOWNHOUSE

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Study of Aging Population in Toronto

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Study of Hydrology in Murmansk


WORK EXPERIENCE 09/2018 - Present

University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Fabrication Lab - Toronto, ON CNC, Laser Cutter and Printing Tech - Maintained professional 3D printers, Laser Cutters and plotters, and assisted troubleshooting errors. - Trained students on how to use the professional equipment.

09/2017 - 04/2018

University of Toronto, John H. Daniels IT Office - Toronto, ON Printing Lab Assistant - Maintained professional printers and assisted in troubleshooting errors. - Assisted lab attendees with printing activities for various software and file formats, including Rhinoceros, AutoCad and Adobe Illustrator.

06/2016 - 09/2016

Marshall Tittemore Architects - Calgary, AB Office Coordinator

- Researched preceding architectural studies for reference in upcoming projects. - Liaised between teams of architects and clients. - Performed administrative tasks including but not limited to filing building permits, organizing room finish & hardware schedules and archiving project documents. - Assisted in preparing deisgn schematics for the Calgary Cancer Centre ($1.4 billion hospital project) by analyzing data collected from medical professionals, and created databases for their needs. - Assisted in bookkeeping tasks such as invoice organization and staff payroll.

EDUCATION 09/2015 - 05/2020

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) Double Major in Architetcural Design and Visual Studies University of Toronto

09/2005 - 04/2012

Clasic Drawing and Painting Application Studies The Fine Arts Academy

TECHNICAL SKILLS - Expert efficiency in Adobe Products ( Proposhop, Illustrator, InDesign, Prime Pro, After Effects and other design software). - High-intermidiate understanding of Revit, AutoCad, Lumion, Rhino, Grasshopper, ArchiCAD. - Excellent model building capabilities, extensive experience 3D Printing and Laser Cutters.

LANGUAGES - English - Russian Student Member of Ontario Association of Architects

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OCEAN SHORE HOUSE

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This house was meant to create a comfortable family home for two adults and two kids who enjoy living at the oceanside. Keeping it only two floors high, but taking a larger footprint allows inhabitants to enjoy panoramic views of the house's beautiful surrounding environment and living landscape. This house was inspired by travels through tropical forests of Central America, and is intended to be silmuntaneously both organically fitting in and standing out from the wild green jungle. Due to the highly humid climate in Central America, especially by the ocean side, this building allows free air flow for better ventilation and a constant fresh breeze. This house derives its advantages from a minimalistic approach and space arrangment. The house's interior merges with its environment through extensive use of heavy vegetation, whcih removes obvious boundaries between the exterior and the interior for its inhabitants.

top view

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top: floor I bottom: floor II

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north elevation

west elevation

south elevation

east elevation

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main entrance

court yard

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kitchen + dining

office

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master bedroom

master bathroom

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MOUNTAIN RIDGE HOUSE

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This Mountain House is intended as a high-end home for a family with one child, who wish to live away from urban life. The concrete form enters the surroundings as a manifistation of human dominance of stonework. This project is heavily influenced by the Rocky Mountains and their beautiful environment. Multiple terraces will allow inhabitants to enjoy inspirational views during warmer times of the year. The parents and the child each have their own individual terrace for private use. The house serves as a hideout for solitude, away from busy cities, and has hideouts within itself as well. A high proportion of glass surface, in assimilation with a simple interior, allows for space to be well lit by natural means.

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top: floor I bottom left: floor II bottom right: floor III

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north elevation

west elevation

section I

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south elevation

east elevation

section II

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aerial view

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kitchen + dining

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common terrace

master bedroom

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main entrance views

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TOWNHOUSE

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Unlike the two previous designs, this townhouse project was concieved to fit into an urban enviroment. The spatial layout of the house is optimized through shifting the traditional concept of a backyard to a rooftop terrace, making good use of the vertical dimension. Living space maximazation is also achieved through compactifying interior structure in terms of its functionality and potential use. This townhouse complex would be fitting for enviroments with different degrees of urbanization. Winthin the compact layout of a single unit, one can see the basic nessecities in a house such as: 3 bedrooms with private washrooms, an office, kitchen-living-dinning areas, and two terraces. A well coordinated distribution of trees surroinding the entire premises allows for establishment of privact despite extensive use of glass panels.

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top view

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floor II

floor III

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north elevation

west elevation

south elevation

east elevation

section I

section II

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master bedroom

kitchen + dining

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office

terrace

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Study of Aging Population in Toronto

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The demographic group we focused on to study in Toronto was the aging population, and their relationship to housing trends. We started off by focusing on the senior (60+) population's income and ethnicity. Using the information and research we gathered from GTA demographic data, we chose 3 communities that we wanted to focus our attention on. We zoomed in on 2km x 2km areas in Yorkville, Etobicoke and Scarborough, examining retirement homes, transportation and real estate. While doing the research, we considered the typology of housing available to different ethnicity groups in relation to their location and transit systems available. After doing the primary research in these areas, we created a survey to assess and gather information from seniors directly. Specific information was collected to identify different types of living conditions and problems that seniors are facing, related to housing, income, food access, transportation and more. We have surveyed 212 seniors in total, out of which 50 were from Scarborough, 112 from Etobicoke and 50 from Scarborough. After reviewing the survey, the study showed a lot of diversity in all three neighbourhoods in terms of lifestyle to their choices of retirement homes and communities. The distribution of ethnicity showed a specific pattern in terms of geographical segregation. In the following analysis, we are attempting to establish the causes of this formation of ethnicity patterns in these three areas. While focusing on ethnicity, the second aspect we explored was transportation in these areas. Scarborough had the biggest amount of accesses to public transportation, which includesd subway, buses and GO trains. Second was Yorkville, with access to multiple lines of subway and buses. Etobicoke, however, only had access to one subway line and buses. We realized that this transportation pattern might be related to their geographical distribution, as well as seniors' lifestyles. Thus, we concluded that the ethnicity of seniors has a huge impact on where they live in relation to easy public access to moving around the city. Collaboration with: Alona Zdanievych, Di Ma, Erika Martinez, Nayab Malik

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Study of Hydrology in Murmansk

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Murmansk's hydrology systems in 1920s

Murmansk's hydrology systems today

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Murmansk's hydrology systems predictions for next 50 years

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