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TOM JOSEPH ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO S E L E C T E D WO R K S & CURRICULUM VITAE 2018

Tom Joseph Date of Birth : 30th Nov 1991 Nationality: British

tom.isaac.joseph@gmail.com @ +45 91689347 Peter Bangs Vej, 20, 1tv 2000 Frederiksberg Denmark


JEFF KAHANE + ASS OC I ATE S

BATH 2011

LONDON 2012

LISBON 2013

B 2014

EDUCATION

Royal Danish Academ

Ma Architecture 2016-2018 Awarded First-class degree (1

Hej, jeg hedder Tom Joseph. I have recently completed the masters program Political Architecture at KADK and I am now qualified Architect (Maa). I have enjoyed a varied experience in three prestigious universities, in three different countries giving a me a diverse skill-set and international flare. Over the years I have also gained multiple professional experiences, not only in award winning architecture firms, but also in the construction and humanitarian fields. I consider myself to be charismatic and personable with good common-sense. After a well-rounded educational and professional journey, I have developed strong interests in community-based architecture, social sustainability and active urban design and will continue to develop these ideas in order to contribute to world around me.

INTERESTS Travel

I love exploring new places and have ‘itchy feet’ having independently backpacked and hitch-hiked through Europe, India, Asia and Africa.

Music

I consider myself amateurishly musical and play guitar, drums and try to play the piano.

Building

I enjoy construction, especially with timber and other natural materials. Particular interest in boats having designed my parents house boat.

REFERENCES Martin Gledhill

Director of Studies & Academic Tutor University Of Bath Bath BA2 7AY mlg20@bath.ac.uk +44 (0) 1225 386649

Chris Collins

Partner at Cullinan Studio & Mentor Cullinan Studio London N1 7RU chris.collins@cullinanstudio.com +44 (0)20 7704 1975

World renowned school of ar I developed a positively critica and design as political agent Architecture studio we used fi design methods to embrace the architectural project.

The University of Bath

Bsc(hons) Architecture 201 Awarded Second-class degree

An emphasis on design, Ba their architectural exploration analysis, detail design and thou fundamentals are instilled with stage and have laid the foundat

Faculdade de Arquitec PT

12 Month Erasmus Exchange

An invaluable experience in prestigious universities. Stud traditional line drawing an importantly it helped me deve person,to quickly adapt to cultu


LONDON

BATH 2015

ATHENS 2016

COPENHAGEN 2017

TBILISI

HAVANA 2018

2019

EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

Cullinan Studio, London

Digital Design

rchitecture in Copenhagen, al view towards architecture ts. As part of the Political field-work and writing as e wider social impact of the

Wonderful medium-sized studio with over 50 years experience led my RIBA gold medallist Ted Cullinan:

I am ready and quick to learn any new required IT skills and am proficient in a variety CAD and BIM programs enabling me to produce elegant architectural drawings:

h, UK

Jeff Kahane + Associates, London

Architectural Design

ath supports students in n, emphasising contextual ught provoking briefs. These h great rigor from an early tions for my future studies.

Small award winning firm working of private residential projects. Whist there I was;

I work well in a team and value collaborative design. I exercise well considered planning and design, and have a good knowledge of the construction process through study and real life experience. I can:

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Khora-Athens , Greece

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n one of Portugal’s most dios focus on the art of nd hand-modelling. As, elop as more international ures, languages and customs.

Architectural Assistant 2014 -2015 15 months http://cullinanstudio.com/

- worked on a variety of scales from master plan to detail design - had a key role as ‘Revit pioneer’ in charge of the BIM models - was liaising with clients & consultants to get projects on site.

Architectural Assistant 2012 5 months http://jeffkahane.com

- Working on small residential projects - Producing detailed design and tender packages - Producing planning and building regulation applications

Co-founder / Volunteer 2015 - 2016

10 months

http://www.khora-athens.org

Non-profit organisation implementing refugee aid projects in Greece with independent volunteers. I;

- Co-lead a large building conversion to community centre; - Acted as project comanager in challenging environment; - Coordinated groups of volunteers in construction

-Autodesk Revit & Autocad, -Microstation & Vectorworks -Adobe Creative Suite, -Sketchup & Vray

- draw & make models of design work - digest a brief and generate design solutions - take design to a detailed phase

Communicative Languages

I well versed in communicating both orally and through well crafted written pieces. I speak: -English & French ; Fluent -Spanish & Portuguese; Proficient -Danish; Beginner


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CL offers a platform for ambitious Cuban innovators to build their futures.

Welcome to

1. CIUDAD LIBERTAD

CIUDAD CIUDAD LIBERTAD LIBERTAD

An autonomous space of exception

2017-18 | KADK | CUBA | individual thesis | unbuilt The final year of my masters course was set in Havana, Cuba. Chosen for it’s political, social and spatial uniqueness and current drastic changes the island is going through, we asked the question: what architecture would be appropriate for such a politically charged place? My approach to this was extensive field work through which I became interested in youth empowerment in a socialist context. The primary goal of the project is to offer a platform for ambitious innovators and experiment-ors to build their futures, who are otherwise stifled by the regime. It does this by assuming a level of autonomy from the state, allowing the millennial generation to have a stake in their country whose the revolutionary project has somewhat left them behind. The revolution must revolve.

an autonomous space of exception Using large scale axonometric drawing and a playful graphic style I propose an evolutionary vision avoiding a strict ‘masterplan ‘. I chose to design a selection ‘nodes’ on the large site, leaving much of the site ‘loose’ to evolve over time, contributing to the autonomy of the future users.

Site plan

[external view/poster - (r)evolution illustration - axonometric site plan]


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The hack space is a flexible working hub with a focus on all things digital. The plan creates spaces for fluid groups to form with communal spaces and access to increase autonomy and friction. I use the sloping terrain and the tunnels into which I propose server rooms and cooling ducts combined with and wind tower.

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‘the Hack Space explores architecture’s relation to groups creation & autonomy’

server rooms in tunnels


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‘A Makers Space could circumvent centralised production. Autonomy through making.’

smaller studios

three large workshops

The makers space taps into the Cuban culture of tinkering or ‘resolver’. Autonomy through making. This hub combines spaces for prototyping, manufacturing and craft interconnected to enable opportunities for innovation. The design uses traditional brick vaulting techniques avoiding to need for much concrete and steel which is lacking on the island.

Makers Space [location plan - 1:200 sectional model - plan 1:200 spatial diagrams - internal illustration/poster]

social / facilities space

flexible/exhibition space


Visit CIUDAD CIUDAD CIUDAD LIBERTAD LIBERTAD LIBERTAD

a place of making


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RESORT TO REFUGE From guest to host in the 100-home-hotel 2016-17 | KADK | GEORGIA | individual | unbuilt Resort to Refuge is a critical analysis of material, spatial and social aspects of the (re)settlement of Georgia’s internally displaced people’s (IDP’s). It aims to devise a strategy for architectural interventions addressing the challenges faced by the residents of, a particularly affected town, Tskaltubo. I was compelled to explore this subject because of the ever increasing inevitability of forced migrations and the required adaptations. In this project, The Hundred Home Hotel, I suggest maintaining continuity by maintaining the inhabitants in the building whilst (re)introducing layer of hospitality and production. The project offers an alternative to full privatisation in-order to prevent evictions and maintain continuity in the local community. It will also re-enforce the current inhabitants sense of belonging by supporting them to become hosts by combining the programs of hospitality, guests houses and permanent housing.

This project is about re-using as much of the original building fabric as possible. I used photography and additive sketching to produce design ideas for possible additions that would incorporate the additional program and new access routes

Hotel Skaltubo

[photography - exploratory sketches]


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‘offering hospitality to guests can help to cement a sense of belonging to people that have been ‘displaced’ for so long.


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‘From guest-house, to hostel, to hotel room, to dorm; these functions are carefully intertwined with domestic space.’

A major aspect to the intervention is to introduce secondary access and reconfigure the circulation opening part of the building to more public access whilst retaining privacy for more permanent residents. This is done with external ramps, stairs and towers.

Secondary access [exploratory sketch - access tower pavilion - axo diagram]


home for years

home for months home for days new double height external space

tower house + additional accommodation

The organisation of accommodation spaces were grouped temporally for guests and residents of different times periods. This was manifested in the architecture differing through levels of access, shared spaces, privacy and materiality.

Home for Years - Months - Days


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STROUDWATER BOATHOUSE Co-living between land & water The duality of the near and the distant, the known and the unknown is a point of friction in modern life. The perpetual traveller can find himself yearning for a sense of belonging whereas the settled can wish for change. The Stroudwater Boathouse seeks to address this within an urban framework proposing a cohousing live-work model, integrating land-based dwellings with the canal boat community. The balanced harmony between the nomadic and the sedentary, is intended to form a place that is both dynamic and grounded This project was inspired by the regeneration of the canals linking the river Severn and Thames and by the Springhill CoHousing community in Stroud.

A major aspect to the intervention is to introduce secondary access and reconfigure the circulation opening part of the building to more public access whilst retaining privacy for more permanent residents. This is done with external ramps, stairs and towers.

Boat House [exploratory model 1:500 - structure sketch model - axo diagram - rendering from adjacent bank]

| 2013 | individual | unbuilt

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‘...the perpetual traveller can find himself yearning for a sense of belonging whereas the settled can wish for change.’


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The balance between different levels of communal and private spaces are essential to the organisation of this project.

[diagrammatic sketches - north elevation - rendered section - exploratory sketches]

Work - Live - Sleep

Balancing the communal and the private were both in plan and section drove the design. The accommodation is book-ended by the common kitchen &workshops to the east and playhouse & music room to the west. The section is also split into work - live - sleep with studios on the ground, shared walkway on the first and private balconies on the second.

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FOREST FOOD MARKET Closed loop eating in the city The brief for this joint engineering and architecture project was to design a large food market on a derelict site next to Bristol temple meads station. We chose to focus not just on the selling of local foods but also on production in ultra local food cycle by which as we wanted to minimise inputs and waste. Our solution is a series a glulam cells which catch and store water, grow food and serve as our structure. There is also a pig farm to convert waste food into meat and fertilize the plants to complete the closed loop idea.

The process for this group project was as much about collaboration with engineers as architecture. We laboriously drew and modelled these structural/architectural elements to achieve an elegant and potentially realistic solution. Thanks to group members : Devant Asawla, Harry Tuke and Ana Rita Martins

Architectural / Structural [detailed 3d structural renderings -- 1:50 model - 1:200 model - Entrance rendering]

| 2013 | group work | unbuilt


The proposal opens new connections through the site linking the train station underpass to the water front on the ground floor and foot bridge linking the railway footbridge the the market floor and beyond. [sectional perspective from train station to waterside]

Market floor -Garden roof


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‘the market floor is suspended in a forest of glulam ‘trees’ below a productive garden canopy’


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Sketch elevation

PRIVATE HOUSE Exposed CLT family home This is a 5 bedroom newbuild private house with an exposed CLT structure. While working at Cullinan studio, I worked with a team on stages D and E taking the planning scheme and starting the detailed design. The most challenging aspect was to design exposed structure details where the timber soffit hit the clearstory glass to give the roof a light floating feel, seamless junctions between roof and walls. My main duties were modelling in Revit and producing drawings.

Detailed design [front elevation - exploded axo diagram - eaves and window junction detail 1;10]

| 2015 LONDON | team work | built-project

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‘light exposed timber soffit with seamless junctions between roof and walls’


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CLT cover piece to conceal PFC beam and column fixings Edge to line through with plasterboard line PPC Alu-timber composite window

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Plasterboard return beyond

Window board with shadow gap

PPC aluminium sill with upstands to allow sealant to brick Seal under sill

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6. RESORT TO REFUGE Hospitality Housing

WRITTEN WORK 2016-18 | KADK | EXTRACTS OF ESSAYS & OTHER WRITINGS I use reading and writing as an important tool to the design process, to put in order and open up the ideas that the project is putting forward. I find this very useful to clarify intent is politically socially and historically complex situations. Here are some short extracts of my written works that accompany projects.

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‘The host who welcomes the received (the guest), who considers himself the owner of the place, is in truth a guest received in his own home. He receives the hospitality that he offers in his own home; he receives it from his own home - which, in the end, does not belong to him. The host is a guest’ Derrida - 1999 Whilst in Georgia I was interested in the buildings occupied the refugees from the conflicts of the 90’s. This lead me to read and write about the idea hospitality in order to unlock new ideas.

Hospitality [extract written piece exploring the idea of hospitality]

To be a displaced person is to become a guest, to be at the mercy of the hospitality or the hostility of your place of exile. This widely used metaphor of hospitality, in the subject of refugees and asylum seekers, is not benign. It implies hierarchies, borders and temporal constraints. I draw ideas from Jacques Derrida’s extensive writings on the ethics of hospitality. The relational construct of guest and host is temporal, variable, dependant and not necessarily mutually exclusive. The very concept of being a host requires a recognition of said hosts mastery of his domain: to offer, one must possess. Yet, paradoxically, to offer absolute hospitality; i.e, to unconditionally accept the guest without limitations, would be to remove ones mastery and ownership, by the same token removing ones ability to offer hospitality. Here Derrida starts to break down the binary paradigm of guest and host as distinct categories. I am suggesting a project which enables the IDP populations to assume the role of host affirming there place. Yet, there is a paradox here and care must be taken to understand the complex social dynamics and hierarchies involved in mobility and hospitality.


auTonomy depends

The (in)capaciTy of auTonomous spaces

‘..autonomy is relative and nonbinary, it exists on a spectrum. One isn’t either autonomous or not, but part of complex set balances of relative and scalar autonomies. What is an autonomous space and what capacities do they have?’

[...] Among other things, the Cuban revolution was about the strong desire for many of the Cuban people to seek autonomy (as a country) from imperialist and exploitative elite connected to capital and culture coming from the USA. This desire to take charge culminated in a militant driven revolution. In the quest to cut ties from the ‘west’ the island gained a level of autonomy from it. C i u d ad L ib er ta d a spaCe of exCeption

Thomas Isaac Joseph Studie Nr: 160157 | PA:CS

My fieldwork in Cuba lead me to study youth culture in the socialist state. I developed an interest in the idea of autonomy(or lack thereof ) in Cuba and chose to explore the notion through reading and writing.

Autonomy [extract written piece exploring the idea of autonomy]

Along with this revolutionary autonomy was the dream of creating a self-governing island based on equality and socialist values. A palimpsest ready to be redrawn. Wild dreams were realized, golf courses became beautiful art schools, military bases became educational facilities and literacy was propagated through the entire island. Only, this autonomy was short lived and as the process of revolution moved from dream to reality, the newly founded state needed to make new allies in order to survive. Quickly Cuba became an intricate part of the East -West tensions of the cold war aligning with the USSR for much need support. Cutting ties with the west engendered a trade embargo form the USA which still hampers the Cuban economy to this day. Ironically, the small island’s quest for self-determination made it so profoundly entangled with geo-politcs, that the idea of true autonomy seemed impossible.


tom.isaac.joseph@gmail.com

TOM JOSEPH

+45 91689347 Peter Bangs Vej, 20, 1tv 2000 Frederiksberg Denmark

Tom Joseph - Architectural Portfolio | Selected Works - 2018  

Hej! I have recently graduated as an Arkitekt and here is a small selected sample of my architectural design work so far. Enjoy.

Tom Joseph - Architectural Portfolio | Selected Works - 2018  

Hej! I have recently graduated as an Arkitekt and here is a small selected sample of my architectural design work so far. Enjoy.

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