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Tiago Vasconcelos

PORTFOLIO

ACAD E M IC PORTF OLIO Selected Works


Portugal Passport Holder

English Native Proficiency

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Portuguese High Proficiency

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Copenhagen Denmark

EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

AWARDS

EXHIBITIONS

| Mar 2018 - May 2019 | 1 yrs 2 mos

| 2017 - 2019

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3XN/GXN | Copenhagen, Denmark | Part-time

MA Arch: Architecture and Extreme Environments KADK The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

Creative Food Cycles Food Interactions | Category 1. Winner Production to Distribution

BLOX HUB Pop Up Fieldwork Exhibition Co-Presenter of Fieldwork Prototype

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U.N Verdens Bedste Nyheder Sustainable Goals Launch Co-Presenter of Fieldwork Prototype

Model Workshop - Student Builder Preparation and execution of Architectural Models for Competitions and Clients.

| 2016 | Sep 2016 - Ongoing | 2 yrs 9 mos | Inactive Partner NEXT Group | Johannesburg, South Africa | Full+Part Time Co-founder and Partner of a small Architecture studio focused in effective solutions toward architectural design and sustainability.

Tiago Vasconcelos

Residence

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| Jan 2012 - Oct 2016 | 4 yrs 10 mos SVPS Architects | Johannesburg, South Africa | Part time Freelance Technologist Assisting in the design concept phase and providing technical draughting and presentation work. | Feb 2009 - Oct 2016 | 7 yrs 9 mos Freelance Design | Johannesburg, South Africa | Part time Designing advertisements, posters, banners, flyers and business cards. Setting up and developing corporate brand identities | Jan 2014 - Jun 2014 | 6 mos Kothari & Associates | New Delhi, India | Full time Architectural Intern design and draughting work under professional supervision of co-founding partner and lead design architect. | May 2011 - Dec 2011 | 8 mos Achievers Tutoring LTD | Johannesburg, South Africa | Part time High school Tutor teaching mathematics, physical sciences, information technology & programming, english and art history.

BTech: Architectural Technology | Applied design | CUM LAUDE FADA University of Johannesburg, South Africa

International 2nd Place | National 1st Place ISOVER Multi-comfort Housing Competition 12th Edition NRF BTech Freestanding Scholarship National Research Foundation Postgraduate scholarship

| 2013 - 2015 NDip: Architectural Technology | CUM LAUDE FADA University of Johannesburg, South Africa

| 2015 | 2012

Dean’s Merit List FADA Academic Excellence award

NDip: Industrial Design FADA University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Golden Key International Honour Society Invited Member

SOFTWARE PUBLICATIONS McNeel Rhino

Autodesk Revit

Autodesk Autocad

Google Sketchup

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe PremierePro

Adobe AfterEffects

Chaos Group Vray

Act 3D Lumion

Microsoft Office 365

Architecture and Extreme Environments Fieldwork Exhibit Alaska Co-curator | Co-Presenter of Fieldwork Prototype | 2018 Architecture and Extreme Environments Fieldwork Exhibit Tanzania Co-curator | Co-Presenter of Fieldwork Prototype | 2016 The Green Building Conference 2016 | GBCC 2016 Co-presenter on ISOVER Competition research and findings AZA Architecture Festival 2016 Co-presenter on ISOVER Competition research and findings | 2015

| 2019 Creative Food Cycles: Food Interaction Catalogue CFC | In Progress | Co-funded by the Creative EU Programme Permabioreactor Online Website Publication Available | thearchiologist.com/student/tiago-vasconcelos Architecture and Extreme Environments Fieldwork Alaska KADK | Print | The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts | 2018 Architecture and Extreme Environments Fieldwork Tanzania KADK | Print | The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts | 2016 ISOVER Multi-comfort Housing Competition 12th Edition Crown publications | Isover web-page | ISOVER SA homepage

The ‘Living STUDIO’ exhibition Co-curator

Curriculum Vitae

c +45 71 69 31 84 e tvasconcelos.design@gmail.com

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South Africa Passport Holder

Language

Citizenship

TI AG O VA S C O N C E L O S C U R R I C U LU M V I TA E


CO N T EN CONTENTS Selected Works

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BLUEPRINT | ANCHORAGE 2050

INTERSCAPE

INTERFACE

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2016 | Year 04

2015 | Year 03

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Cultivating Social Capital

PERMABIOREACTOR

Emissions Mitigation through Nutritional Cultivation

A Connection within

P O R T F O L I OIDEA ENGINE Ideation Research Hub

History Meaning Signifier and Signified

LET’S PLAY Giant Jenga

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2016 | Year 04

2015 | Year 03

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CORONA

CAPA[CITY]

2018 | Year 01

2015 | Year 03

The Symbiotic Sisal Processing Plant

Spatial Symbiosis


BLUEPRINT | ANCHORAGE 2050 Cultivating Social Capital Year of Study

2019 | Masters | Year 02 | Semester 02 Location

Lake Hood | Anchorage | Alaska Scale

Cultivation + Civic | Large Supervisors

David A. Garcia

View from the Lake Exterior Winter Perspective


PROJECT | DESCRIPTION Coming together and sharing a meal is one of the most communal and binding activities the world over. Food and its culture underpins and serves as the point of departure in facing a much larger issue; that of climate change. Located in Anchorage Alaska and set in a projected future 2050, the investigation prompts questions about social cohesion and resilience. COULD ARCHITECTURE SERVE AS A MEDIATOR FOR CULTIVATING SOCIETAL RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE? THROUGH SOCIAL COHESION, AND THIRD PLACE, MIGHT WE BETTER EQUIP THOSE WHO DEAL WITH ITS INEVITABILITY? AND, WHAT ROLE DO WE - AS ARCHITECTS ASSUME, GIVEN THESE CONSIDERATIONS

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Cultivating Social Capital

Blueprint | Anchorage 2050

Building Approach Exterior Winter Perspective

The building programme then responds by merging urban agriculture with civic space. A public anchor; the food museum provides public function, bringing Alaskan food culture and heritage to the forefront by exhibiting its rich history and trends. Offering classes, lectures and workshops for visitors; fostering an environment for learning and taking part - whilst underlining the effects of climate change. Spaces of cultivation and distribution, the urban farm, form the economic foundation for the programme. Technological production takes centre stage as an acute response to climatic strains. A community market-place allows visitors to buy directly from the producers and serves for trade and collection of Native foods; returned by seaplane from rural Alaska.

Ground Floor Plan


Longitudinal Perspective Section

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Blueprint | Anchorage 2050


Sketch and Moment Development | Frame 1/9

The Gallery Interior Perspective

DESIGN | PROCESS Through four primary guiding principles, the investigation took shape. CONTEXT; UNDERSTANDING OF THE SETTING AND FRAMEWORKS USED TO SHAPE THE PROJECTED SCENARIO. PERFORMATIVE ANALYSES; QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF LIGHTING TO INFORM THE DESIGN PROCESS AND DECISIONS. PSYCHOLOGY; THE EXPERIENCE WE DERIVE FROM THE ARCHITECTONIC, LOOKING AT BIOPHILIC AND ORGANIC SPATIAL CONCEPTS. IDENTITY; HOW AMERICANISED NON-PLACE MEETS ALASKAN FACE. HOW I WAS INSPIRED BY THIS COMING TOGETHER HOW PRINCIPLES FROM NATIVE PRACTICE APPROPRIATED.

Within the processes of research design, the principle aim was to have the investigation driven by the inquiry previously mentioned. What kinds of architecture and spaces might best build cohesion; how might those spaces feel and function? I began to write. about the experience of this place, what moments within this building might offer its visitors; its employees when considering a multitude of factors. Developing 9 moments through this process, distilling and concentrating; each representative of an instance within the building. A paragraph describing each moment forms the basis of a haiku These haikus, together with the guiding principles; were then delineated as 2 dimensional frames. These moments; given shape and form, extruded and explored; allowed me to begin articulating the building mass into designed spaces from the inside out. Main Gallery Perspective Section

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Cultivating Social Capital

Blueprint | Anchorage 2050

Bathed in light, volume. Mountain backdrop, peering through. Reveal, still refuge.


Corner Cross Perspective Section

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Blueprint | Anchorage 2050


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Summer Celebration Exhibition Hall Interior Perspective

Performative Analyses

PROJECT | PERFORMANCE

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Through analysing solar radiation and sunlight hours the aim was to increase radiant gain, and minimize shading to the mass through permutation and orientation. In additional consideration for development, however, saw some programme shifted to the northern side of the mass; this with the intention of differentiating daylighting quality of these two distinct exhibition halls.

The difference in exhibits was then further exemplified through analysis and permutations of skylighting strategies.

One celebrating summertime Alaskan food and agriculture – the warmer, brighter and livelier space. Positioned to the south. The other honouring winter hardship and hunting struggles – cooler, softly lit and sombre. Placed on the north side.

NOTIONS OF ‘PERFORMANCE’ WERE CONSIDERED IN BOTH THE TECHNICAL AND EXPERIENCIAL SENSE, GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE BUILDING PROGRAMME; A PLACE FOR PRODUCTION BUT ALSO A PLACE FOR CELEBRATION, EXHIBITION AND PARTICIPATION.

A series of lux analyses and shadow studies were carried out for both halls at various times of the year - each skylighting variation assessed, and through elimination internally shaded was selected for its best light diffusion properties.

Winter Honour Exhibition Hall Interior Perspective

Cultivating Social Capital

MASSING RADIATION STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

PERFORMANCE | RADIATION + SHADING ANALYSIS


Watching the Planes go by Summer Exterior Perspective

Cultivating Social Capital

Blueprint | Anchorage 2050

Spaces of Cultivation Interior Perspective

Where Cultivation and Culture Intersect Interior Perspective

A View from the Lake Summer Exterior Perspective

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Market Space Interior Perspective


PERMAB I O R E A C T O R

Emissions Mitigation through Nutritional Cultivation Year of Study

2019 | Masters | Year 02 | Semester 01 Location

Seeds of Change | Anchorage | Alaska Scale

1:1 Fieldwork Prototype | Small Supervisors

David A. Garcia | Thomas Chevalier Bøjstrup Additional Information

Click Here for Prototype Project Video Click Here for Full Prototype Portfolio

Prototype Adjustments and Pretest Checks | Image Credit Valerie Vyvial


Fieldwork Prototype

Permabioreactor

Turning on the Photobioreactor Light Cycle | Image Credit Valerie Vyvial

PROJECT | DESCRIPTION

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esigned and fabricated as part of Semester 03 at Architecture and Extreme Environments MA Programme, KADK, this project explores themes of food security and carbon emissions in Alaska. 14% of Alaskans are currently defined as food-insecure, lacking access to nutritious food on a consistent basis. The cold climate inhibits agricultural activity much of the year and as a result, up to 90% of food consumed in the state is imported. Climate change is only exacerbating this challenge; as increasing temperatures and oceanic acidification are causing large shifts in migratory patterns of animals and reduction of fish populations; making these subsistent sources increasingly difficult to come by for Native peoples.

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Additionally, elevating temperatures are causing widespread permafrost thaw; wreaking structural havoc and greenhouse gas emissions. History, however, might hold the answer as traditionally, seaweeds (macroalgae) and microalgae have served as a supportive source of nutrients and minerals where other options have been difficult to obtain. THUS, THIS PROJECT INVESTIGATES THE SYNTHESIS OF TWO CHALLENGES; PERMAFROST CARBON EMISSIONS, AND THE CONTINUED STRUGGLE WITH FOOD SECURITY IN ALASKA. Detail of the Prototype Components


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LIGHT TUBE Assembly CONTROLREACTOR Assembly

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03 Series of Component Assembly Drawings

PROJECT | FUNCTION The section depicts the flow and function of the prototype broken down into two interwoven aspects. The air system where Thawing and Release of CO2 from the Permafrost held within the vessels is pumped into the PBRs is highlighted in blues. Additionally, the circulatory water system which regulates flow, temperature and nutrient mix is highlighted in greens. 01 Permafrost within the Permafrost Vessel thaws, Releasing Carbon Dioxide into connected Air Vessel. 02 Air within Air Vessel is then pumped through Airline Piping which is connected to Light Tube Assembly. 0 3 Air Stones sparge pumped air into PBR and aerate the

cultivation medium.

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03 04 Release air is captured and drawin back into Air Vessel by Airline Piping outlets 01 Water pump within the CTRL Assembly pumps tempered water out 02 Tempered water flows into each PBR through a network of Waterline Tubing 03 Water levels equalize as CTRL is emptying, flowing back into the CTRL Assembly from the underside THIS PROCESS RESULTS IN CULTIVATED SPIRULINA MICROALGAE WHICH CAN BE USED AS A SOURCE OF NUTRITION - AND HAS THE BENEFIT OF HAVING REDUCED CO 2 EMISSIONS FROM THE PERMAFROST.

04 AIR VESSEL Assembly PERMAFROST VESSEL Assembly

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Functions Section

Fieldwork Prototype

Permabioreactor

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Fieldwork Prototype

Permabioreactor

Photobioreactor Tubes Close Up

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Spirulina Sample Close Up

Air and Permafrost Core Vessels Close Up


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The Symbiotic Sisal Processing Plant Year of Study

2018 | Masters | Year 01 | Semester 02 Location

Hale | Tanga | Tanzania Scale

Industrial + Civic | Large Supervisor

Thomas Chevalier Bøjstrup Additional Information

Click Here for Full Project Portfolio

Observation and Drying Tower Render


PROJECT | DESCRIPTION

The sisal industry was once the economic backbone and fundamental underpinning of the region of Tanga. Its Port city, originally industrialised by the German colonialists — with the intention of supplying their war efforts — predominantly exported sisal based products and goods throughout its early development. These outputs are the result of the extraction and processing of fibre from the sisal plant, a widely cultivated cash-crop. Industry production, ultimately, fell drastically during the post-colonialist era

REIMAGINATION OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SYNTHESIZE AN APPROPRIATE ARCHITECTURE WHICH, BY DESIGN, CONSIDERS EXISTING INDUSTRY AND SOCIETAL CHALLENGES. ALLOWING QUESTIONS, INTERROGATION AND UNPACKING OF A BROADER SCOPE BEYOND THE SITE AND INDUSTRY ITSELF.

Decortication Anaerobic Digestion

Biomass Feedstock

Processing Fibre Extracted Fibre Slurry Feedstock Biogas Upgrading

Sisal Fibre Bales VermiComposting

Corona

Electric Generation

BioMethane Bottling

Processes and Functions Diagram

Longitudinal Building Section

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The Symbiotic Sisal Processing Plant

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his project is an investigative reimagination which serves as a means of exploring the potential for future improvements to the Sisal industry and society in Tanzania. Through architectural intervention, systems analysis and planning; the investigation aims to unlock the hidden potentiality latent in the industry of today.

Sisal Leaves


The Symbiotic Sisal Processing Plant

Corona

Physical Scale Model

PROJECT | PROGRAMME AND FUNCTIONS SISAL PROCESSING FACILITY REIMAGINATION

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FACILITY

Aim | Process fibre in a more efficient systems loop whilst optimising arrangement on site with respect to other functions. Improving working and safety conditions.

Aim | Offer teaching programmes for residents and stakeholders coupled with accommodation for study period. Undertake research into material product diversity and lifecycle analyses.

BIOMETHANE PRODUCTION FACILITY

Aim | Production of refined BioMethane for trade and power. More efficient waste input utilisation systems for digestion and output energy flows as usable inputs for other functions. VERMICOMPOSTING FACILITY

Aim | Production and packaging of high grade organic compost from digester slurry and additional biodegradable waste — to be expanded upon in the coming section. 14

COMMUNAL AND SHARED FACILITIES

Aim | Add value to existing functions and provide spaces for stakeholders to gather and socialise. Providing additional functions for stakeholder engagement and plant enrichment.

Sisal Extraction and Drying Render


Collective Courtyard Cultivation Render

Integrated Learning and Production Render

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The Symbiotic Sisal Processing Plant

Collective Courtyard Activities Render

Corona

Approach Render


IN T E R SCAPE A Connection within Year of Study

2016 | Undergraduate | Year 04 | Semester 01 Location

Krasny Dvor District | Brest | Belarus Scale

Mixed Use Residential | Medium Supervisors

Kenneth Stucke | Jan Van Kroonenberg Additional Information

Competition Project ST. GOBAIN ISOVER MULTI-COMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST EDITION 2016 Project Team

Tiago Vasconcelos | Miguel Carvalho James Russwurm Results

NATIONAL 1 ST PRIZE OVERALL INTERNATIONAL 2 ND PRIZE OVERALL

Click Here for Project Flythrough Click Here for Project Presentation Video

Exterior Green Blanket Render


A Connection Within

Interscape

Masterplan with Plot Highlighted

Plot Site Plan

PROJECT | DESCRIPTION The competition brief was to develop a vision for a community development located in the Krasny Dvor district. Schematic Masterplan design and detailed module design for a low density row housing scheme on site. Our proposal is for a connection between the modules in the form of a green belt welcomes in the surrounding wilderness. It contains systems such as grey water treatment, rainwater channeling and waste to energy plants. Our masterplan aims to promote openness, connectivity, nature and public interaction. A cyclic system which reduces consumption of energy. Our scheme for the plot introduces a direct connection on the eastern edge to the modules green belt, and provides a bustling commercial edge on the western side. Our ground 17

floor is developed for a mixed use function with Multiple bespoke pockets of movement and pause tailored to the surrounding environment. THE FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR LIVING UNITS WHICH ARE CONSTRUCTED FROM THE TIMBER PROVIDED BY OUR SURROUNDING PLANTATIONS IS TO MAXIMISE SOCIAL LIVING SPACES TO THE SOUTH WHILST ENSURING COMFORT AND PRIVACY WHERE IT MATTERS MOST. THE BUILDING IS THUS DESIGNED CONCEPTUALLY AS A SET ‘GREEN URBAN FINGERS’ WHICH REACH OUT INTO THE LANDSCAPE.

Interior Common Area Render


COMFORT | PERFORMANCE STRATEGIES A major requirement for this competition was the consideration of comfort and comfort standards put forward by Saint Gobain; as implemented in their ‘Passive House’ concept. Our scheme focused primarily on four aspects of comfort, proposing systems which would not only work in harmony, but enrich the quality of life for the inhabitants of the space.

Interscape

A Connection Within

THESE FOUR ASPECTS FOR WHICH COMFORT STRATEGIES ARE PROPOSED ARE | THERMAL | LIGHTING | AIR QUALITY | ACOUSTICS.

Full Residential Envelope Perspective Cross Section

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01 Stack Effect

02 Vestibule Walkway Entrance

03 Louvers fixed at 62° and ° tilt

04 Elimination of ground thermal transmittance via raised plinth

05 Thermally inert Warm Roof

06 Radiant floor heating, Heat pump water piped in at 11°C

07 Airtightness of 0.6 V/h

08 Passive House certified construction

Light Comfort Strategy 01 Light diffusion and dispersion

02 Strategic position tasklighting

03 Openings evenly distributed with emphasis on Southern Light

04 Saint Gobain Double Glazing climatop with opaque privacy film

05 Views out onto Green Blanket

06 Artificial light to supplement 07 Saint Gobain Triple Glazing SGG climatop luxe

Commercial Edge Exterior Render

Acoustic Comfort Strategy

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Indoor Air Quality Strategy

01 Sound Absorbing ceiling (Akustic TP1, 23 dB)

02 ISOVER Sound Protect (58 dB)

01 Vegetation naturally reduces pollutants in the air

02 Natural Ventilation coupled with mechanical systems

03 Saint Gobain Triple Glazing SGG climatop luxe (35 dB)

04 Vegetation as buffer for exterior noise

03 Vegetation as natural air filter

04 Energy Recovery Ventilation system

05 ISOVER Akustic EP3 (25 dB)

06 Machinery insulated with mineral wool, separate from living areas

05 Use of low VOC and Ecofriendly renders and finishes

Residential Typical Floor Plan

A Connection Within

Interscape

Thermal Comfort Strategy


IDEA E N GIN E Ideation Research Hub Year of Study

2016 | Undergraduate | Year 04 | Semester 02 Location

Braamfontein | Johannesburg | South Africa Scale

Institutional + Educational | Large Supervisor

Kenneth Stucke

Exterior Perspective Render


Structural Concept and System | Suspension 01 Column Core

02 Concrete Bracing

03 Core Buttresses

04 Combined System

02 Single Ramp

03 Continuous Flow

04 Combined System

Idea Engine

01 Vertical

Ideation Research Hub

Circulatory Concept and System | Entanglement

Facade Concept and System | Fields and Fractals 01 Double Skin

02 Inner Weathertight Layer

03 Subframe

04 Unitised Outer Skin

PROJECT | DESCRIPTION

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he tower is about the generation, creation and provision of spaces for individuals and groups to share, create and interact. It is a mixed use innovation centre for digital artisans and artists alike; sharing spaces with technological innovators and new-age entrepreneurs. As a large part of the space is dedicated to the research of future computational technologies and quantum computing, the concepts which drive the field are applied to the overall process of conceptualisation for this project.

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It is a network of collective consciousness which drives production of old and new, object and idea; Tangible and Ephemeral. Production of goods drives trade; Production of ideas drives the future - the Idea Engine is the platform upon which these two modes of transport entangle. IT DRAWS PRIMARILY UPON THREE MAJOR CONCEPTS FROM QUANTUM MECHANICS TO BECOME A PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION, OF A NON-PHYSICAL REALM.

Exterior Perspective Render


Ideation Research Hub

Idea Engine

Cross Building Section

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Exterior Perspective Render


CA PA [ CIT Y] Spatial Symbiosis Year of Study

2015 | Undergraduate | Year 03 | Semester 02 Location

Ferreirasdorp | Johannesburg | South Africa Scale

Residential + Agricultural | Large Supervisor

Eric Charles Wright

Longitudinal Building Section

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Spatial Symbiosis

Capa[City]

Exterior Perspective Render

PROJECT | DESCRIPTION

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he project follows a speculative narrative which assumes a Johannesburg of 2050. Our cities are becoming increasingly dense and overpopulation is an issue we see gripping the world over. What will our homes, places of work and public spaces be like when the commodity of ‘space’ itself dwindles completely in the inner city? I believe spaces and architecture will becoming increasingly symbiotic in their use, forming mutualistic or parasitic relationships. The project portrays a seemingly invasive process of respatialisation and reprogramming of an existing vertical farm in the city. Although what we perceive may seem to be a one way relationship whereby the parasite | new inhabitants appear to feed off the space, when we begin to interrogate it, we uncover hidden intricacies.

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The new inhabitants of the building take on the responsibility of nurturing the crops being grown by the corporation. The vegetation serves to sustain the families now living in the building, it continues to reach the market, and provides ‘gardens’ for the newcomers in a world where space is limited. OVER AND ABOVE SUSTENANCE, IT IS NOW A PLACE FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS AND MICROINTERACTIONS BETWEEN RESIDENTS ALLOWING BETTERMENT OF THEIR NEW SETTLEMENT, FACILITATING THE SPREAD OF SKILLS AND OPPORTUNITY.

Cross Building Section


Fifth Floor Plan

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IN T E R FA CE

History Meaning Signifier and Signified Year of Study

2015 | Undergraduate | Year 03 | Semester 01 Location

Braamfontein | Johannesburg | South Africa Scale

Public Sculpture + Rest Space | Small Supervisor

Eric Charles Wright

Exterior Perspective Render


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Detail A 01 Tensioner assembly Torchon waterproofing 12 mm SS Wire rope

02 Corten 22 gauge perf panels Button end cable fitting Landscape Backfill

Interface

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Detail B 03 305x305x16 mm T-Beam Clevis eye mount assembly Steel fork end

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Conceptual Experiential Render

04 85 mm Surface bed on Blinding layer on Well compacted fill

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he brief for this project was to conceptualise and design a space of no place; which serves no singular purpose but could also be of multiple uses. A place of pause where embodied meaning could allow the user to interpret its function or use as they see fit, and a space which in all acts as the signifier for that which it attempts to signify. In response to the brief and context, my project takes on the story of the evolution of Johannesburg. Founded upon the gold rush of the 19th century, it is a young city whose past remains evident in its landscape today. Towering mine tailings have been left behind by the prospectors of the gold rush. These remains are so frequently scattered throughout the city that they themselves are now a part of the landscape.

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THE INTERFACE WHICH I HAVE DESIGNED IS THAT OF A ‘MUSEUM’ OF THE PRESENT WHICH SIGNIFIES THE PAST. AN ADAPTATION OF WHAT WAS ONCE THERE.

05 Conc retaining wall on footing Graded Rammed earth wall Penetron admixture Hoop iron strap fixing to retainer

The adoption of a rammed earth wall created by adapting the earth removed during excavation gives users a tactile experience which tells the tale of what lay beneath. This metaphor is supplemented by a series of overhead perforated shade panels, which represent the invasion of the earth that we have carried out in search of wealth.

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History Meaning Signifier and Signified

Site Plan


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Detail B 305x305x16 mm T-Beam Clevis eye mount assembly Steel fork end

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Kwik Bolt TZ Carbon Steel Expansion Anchor M20-C Embedded into new concrete slab edge. Fixed as per manufacturer’s spec.

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Ultratech Adjust-A-Body Tensioner Assembly Assembly installed to manufacturer’s spec. Fixed to new concrete slab edge with Kwik Bolt TZ. Post-tensioned.

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M3 Stainless Steel Threaded Wire Rope Ring Clamp Fixed to Wire Rope. Clamp tightened to ensure enough resistance to prevent horizontal shift. Houses Swaged Stud

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Ultratech Threaded Swage Stud End FC2-3 Screwed into Ring Clamp housing. End swaged as per manufacturer’s spec to fix Steel Cable.

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Ultratech 10 Gauge Stainless Steel Cable Swaged into Stud Ends. Suspension system which holds Corten Steel cover panels.

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Ultratech 6x7 FC 12mm Stainless Steel Wire Rope Adjust-A-Body fitting fixing rope to Kwik Bolt TZ.

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305x305x16 mm S355-TR Parkersteel T-Beam Beams coped and welded at junctions to spec. Uncoated steel to allow for superficial weathering. Mountin points pre-cut.

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Steel M10 45mm Hex Head Bolt and Nut Applied tightening force maximum as per manufacturer’s spec. Used for Clevis Eye Mount fixing.

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Ultratech Steel Fork End FDS 659 Fitting held in place by pin in Clevis Assembly. Housing holds ferrule and wire rope. Uncoated steel to allow for superficial weathering.

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Stainless Steel Ferrule Swaged Crimps Wire Rope. Placed into Fork End housing holding rope in place. Swaged as per manufacturer’s spec.

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Ultratech 6x7 FC 12mm Stainless Steel Wire Rope Fork End fitting fixing rope to Clevis Mount.

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History Meaning Signifier and Signified

Detail A Tensioner assembly Torchon waterproofing 12 mm SS Wire rope


LET ’ S PLAY Giant Jenga

Year of Study

2015 | Undergraduate | Year 03 | Semester 02 Location

1Fox Sheds | Johannesburg | South Africa Scale

Public Furniture + Play | Small Supervisors

Jason Frenkel Additional Information

Design and Build Project SELECTED AS 1 OF 9 PROJECTS TO BE BUILT AND DONATED TO THE COMMUNITY - FROM A POOL OF 27 TOTAL ENTRIES Project Design

Tiago Vasconcelos Project Build Team

Tiago Vasconcelos | Miguel Carvalho James Russwurm | Steven Moore | Paul Tatham

Perspective Render


90x20 mm Pallet Deckboard nailed to frame 38x50 mm Timber Section 38x38 mm Battens | Top Frame

38x38 mm Battens | Vertical Members 300x100x60 mm Timber Jenga Block

0.9 mm Mild Steel Sheet Casing fixed to Frame

Let’s Play

Giant Jenga

Pallet Deckboard Base

38x38 mm Battens | Bottom Frame

Typical Assembled Section

Dimensioned Plan and Block Layout

PROJECT | DESCRIPTION

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he brief for this project was to design and build a public amenity which is to be constructed and installed at the newly developed 1Fox Sheds in Johannesburg.

My aim for this design was an amenity aimed toward creating engagement and activity for all ages. THE CONTAINERS FOR THE GIANT JENGA BLOCKS ACT AS SEATING WHEN THE COVERS ARE ON, ONCE REMOVED THE BLOCKS CAN BE EASILY PULLED OUT AND A GAME FOR ALL BEGINS. Perspective Render

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First Game of Giant Jenga

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TH ANK YOU TIAGO VAS C ONC ELOS c +45 71 69 31 84 e tvasconcelos.design@gmail.com

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Tiago Vasconcelos - KADK Graduate Portfolio  

KADK Masters Graduate Portfolio 2019 Architecture and Extreme Environments

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KADK Masters Graduate Portfolio 2019 Architecture and Extreme Environments

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