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TUDOR E L I A N ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO 2011


/// RESUME TUDOR ELIAN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

born 2nd of March 1988 nationality: Romanian

2009-present collaboration with StudioBASAR

5th year

urban intervention projects

Bd.Tineretului, nr.27, bl.18, sc.A, ap.12 Bucharest, Romania +40726252043

national competitions (won 1st place for the Ploiesti racetrack published in Arhitectura Magazine and on archdaily.com) www.studiobasar.ro

EDUCATION

2009-2010 collaboration with POINT4, Arhitectura magazine, Space Synthax Romania, Kai Vöckler of Archis Interventions and Hackenbroich Architekten

2006-PRESENT “ION MINCU” University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest, Romania

“MAGIC BLOCKS” - Scenarios for the collective housing from the socialist period in Bucharest: “behind the concrete curtain”

architectural design section

analysis and urban strategies published in Volume #26

tudor.elian@yahoo.com

2008-2009 ERASMUS GRANT - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris la Villette (ENSAPLV) - Paris, France architectural and urban design 2002-2006 Lycée Français Anna de Noailles French school of Bucharest French Baccalaureat - finished 1st

2009 showroom design for Mr.Bricolage, Iasi

WORKSHOPS& STUDENT COMPETITIONS

SKILLS

2008-present the Bunesti summer school building with traditional materials and techniques today www.Bunesti.ro

languages Romanian mother tongue French - proficient French Baccalaureat diploma

2011 FRAGILE international student conference, Belgium, Sint Lukas Univ. speaker - April 6 2011

English - proficient CAE (Cambridge Advanced English Certificate): A – Excellent

eVolo - skyscraper competition

Italian - intermidiate German - beginner

UPGRADE - continuity&change jury nomination 2010 the Memorable City - romanian urban intervention competition 1st place 2009 “Urban space anthropology” course with Bogdan Iancu at the “Calea Victoriei” Foundation “MORT SOUS X” - urban art intervention in Paris (grafitti, chalk, flower - with Emilie Kohler)

architectural internship at Atelier Romeo Negresco, Paris

Chalk Grafitti competition organized by Urban Guerilla 1st place

june 2008 collaboration with DINAMIS sacred architecture design

EXPOfotografie - photography competition honorable mention

computer skills Microsoft Office Autocad (2D&3D) Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Lightroom 3DSmax


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS public link

weaving urban fabric

hide&seek

twist and turn

2nd year

4th year

4th year

3rd year urban project in Paris

student team:

student team:

Tudor Elian Raluca Georgescu

Tudor Elian Alice Dupin Dalila Ghodbane RaphaĂŤl le Gall


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS year

public space

2

nd

year

place

title

Bucharest

PUBLIC LINK

new urban mall green areas

relax/socialise

bus/subway station bus stop

socialist shopping center

subway station

bus stop subway station

MAIN CHALLENGES: - Change the intersection’s status from barrier to active link between major urban functions and transport;

- Design a public space intended both for the city and the neighbourhood with a variety of spaces and activities;

- Create a whole out of apparently competing functions;

- Integrate all of the existent trees;

- Unite the two sides of the boulevard through an underground passageway with shops and other functions, which connects directly to the subway station.


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS year

public space

2 lovers point

playground relaxation area socker sock er field (sports) (spo rts)

planted area plan areas relaxati xation xati on areas sports

planted ted area

meeting spot& events

nd

year

place

title

Bucharest

PUBLIC LINK


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS year

public space

2

bus stop neighbourhood

socialis alist alis shopping ping center

bus stop neighbourhood

socialist shopping center

subway station

nd

year

place

title

Bucharest

PUBLIC LINK


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building in a protected area

year

The buildings in the historical centre of Bucharest form a constructed front which hides the essence of the area: a series of courtyards.

These hidden spaces have the potential to creat a web of intricate connections between untapped urban resources.

th

4 year

place

title

Bucharest

WEAVING URBAN FABRIC

The project’s aim is to creat these connections, where possible, through minimal interventions, the most important of which is explained in this case study.


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building in a protected area

year

2

nd

year

The project site concentrated on a small paper factory between two such courtyards.

CHALLENGE: keep the existent building but create a passage way on the ground floor to connect the two court-yards.

The building was requalified to create shops (ground floor) and housing for artisans and their puples as well as a underground caffe. To maintain artisans in the historical centre was of major importance for the project.

place

title

Bucharest

WEAVING URBAN FABRIC


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building in a protected area

year

th

4 year

place

title

Bucharest

WEAVING URBAN FABRIC


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

th

4 year

place

title

Bucharest

HIDE&SEEK

transforming the existing river into a mojor axis of the city by building urban poles on the waterfront

PROPOSED SITE

The river Dambovita, in Bucharest, represents an untapped resource for the city: it has the potential to become a new urban axis with important urban programs.

This would also create the opportunity to have a more diffuse centre for the city, instead of a very concentrated and localised one. The waterfront called for an important urban program: a cinÊmathèque.

The challenge of the site was that such a major urban function should not eclipse the interesting urban fabric behind the facade of the river.

Thus appeared a game of hide and seek between what was behind and what was seen from the river: a game between the apparent and the hidden.


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

th

4 year

place

title

Bucharest

HIDE&SEEK

a public observatory of the city from atop

a cinema open toward the urban square covered square (with open-air cinema)


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

th

4 year

place

title

Bucharest

HIDE&SEEK

urban observatory office/administration

cinema media library

main lobby shops/caffes covered square (with open-air cinema)

covered square (with open-air cin cinema ema) ema


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

rd

3 year

place

title

Paris

TWIST AND TURN

ĂŽlot Villiot-RapĂŠe

The project is set in South-East of Paris on the side of the Seine River on a very large site. In a first stage, the project meant making a masterplan for the whole plot, then each member of the team chose a building to detail.

The main focus of the masterplan was turned towards the inside of the site, that is to creating real public functions for the neighbourhood with acces from a large public square in the centre of the plot.

The chosen building to detail was that of a housing tower (with a beautiful view towards the Seine and the city) with a silhouette that turns to create different relationships with its context.


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

rd

3 year

place

title

Paris

TWIST AND TURN

Gare de Lyon Jardin des Plantes îlot Villiot-Rapée

Gare d’Austerlitz

ministère de l’économie

Bercy parc

BNF

public functions mainly housing Turning the common way of placing public and private functions inside-out: the public is inside, inviting both people from the area and strangers to use the central square.

Creating two parallel main pedestrian circulations inside the site of different importance. Also building a vertical accent towards the river for the beautiful sight and as a signal for the central square.


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

rd

3 year

housing

shops offices restaurants&bars kindergarden+ school

sport facilities

ground floor programming

place

title

Paris

TWIST AND TURN


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront Ground floor: a dent in the facade to lead towards the public square

+ Upper levels: turning the building to have a better view towards the river

= Result: a tower which turns on itself

year

rd

3 year

place

title

Paris

TWIST AND TURN


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

rd

3 year

Linking the top floors with the ground levels and creating a signal for the area

typical floor plan

Creating garden/balconies surrounded by duplex appartments and allowing to see through the building.

floors with common area/balcony: two duplex and two simple appartments duplex1

duplex2

place

title

Paris

TWIST AND TURN


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS building on a waterfront

year

rd

3 year

place

title

Paris

TWIST AND TURN

belvedere

restaurant

housing

sports

caffe

restaurant

shopping


/// SCHOOL PROJECTS


/// COMPETITIONS the Memorable City

Upgrade (1)

Upgrade (2)

eVolo

national competition

international competition

international competition

international competition

1st PRIZE

jury nomination

student team:

student team:

student team:

Diana Stanciulescu Radu Lesevschi Tudor Elian

Tudor Elian Diana Stanciulescu

Tudor Elian Flavia Maria Radu Alexandra Radulescu Matei Eugen Stoean


/// COMPETITIONS national competition

currently exposed on site

the Memorable City

parcul tractorul parcul central

piata sfatului parcul central poarta ecaterina (EXHIBITION SPACE)

year

title

1 PRIZE

2010

FROM PLACE TO PLACE

This was a competition for a small urban installation in Brasov city meant to advertise the upcoming “Memorable City� exhibition. The main task was to integrate an old photo from the exhibition on one of the four possible sites.

INSTEAD, we decided to make a generic installation which could be placed on any of the four possible locations. This created a route throughout the city which linked together sever spots.

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The installations were identical with one exception: the photo would always show how looked the place where it was put decades ago.


/// COMPETITIONS national competition

the Memorable City

currently exposed on site

st

1 PRIZE

year

title

2010

FROM PLACE TO PLACE


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

UPGRADE

JURY NOMINATION

year

title

2010-2011

MISSING LINK

student team:

recreating the neighbourhood centre in comunist destructured areas

Tudor Elian Diana Stanciulescu

existing urban malls in Bucharest arestt future urban malls in Bucharest est

Real public space in Bucharest is concentrated today only in urban malls and parks: the “piazza” and the urban square have long been forgotten (now “you have to pay for the public life” as Charles Moore puts it).

Moreover, the communist housing neighbourhoods, built following the idea of the “neighbourhood unit”, have mostly remained dead areas during the day, due to a lack of public programs.

The aim of this project is to create neighbourhood centres by spatially and functionally linking together existing urban functions.


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

UPGRADE

JURY NOMINATION

STRATEGY

PRESENT : analysis

URBAN SCALE Disolving urban malls - reshaping city centres by using the spatial and functional void left behind after urban malls reach their expiration dates

NEIGHBOURHOOD UNIT Recreating neighbourhood centres - integrating and linking new urban functions together to make them function as a whole

SOCIAL UNIT Enriching social unit activities by creating new functions

year

title

2010-2011

MISSING LINK

NEAR FUTURE: linking

FAR FUTURE: redistribution


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

UPGRADE

JURY NOMINATION

year

title

2010-2011

MISSING LINK


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

year

title

UPGRADE

2010-2011

CLOUDS - upgrade as process

Today, the small historical center of Bucharest is caught between two extreme visions: it is either seen as an untouchable place of memory and identity, or as a capitalist place of leisure stretched to the limit. Attention is given however exclusively to

the architecture and not to public space. Floating helium balloon structures placed throughout the historical centre of Bucharest are used as signals and as frame for spontane-

ous urban happenings. They thus emphasize the merits and the importance of unbuilt space, in which human interaction generates public activities and transforms the passerby into an active actor of public space.

The purpose of these installations is to remind and incite various and repeated public activities, in the hope that these forgotten urban practices be adopted in time and repeated even without these interventions.


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

year

title

UPGRADE

2010-2011

CLOUDS - upgrade as process

Temporary punctual interventions are placed throughout the historical centre of Bucharest. Their main aim is to present another take on things. The inflatable structures that the project proposes emphasize the qualities and potentials of various undeveloped and forgotten spaces without irremediably building on them. The project consists of a series of balloon structures used as canopies to cover different urban open-air activities depending on their location. These balloons act as signals and urban activity generators, rather than permanent, frozen functions. By using the same colors, technology and thus having a same feel to all of the installations, they form an ensemble which acts separately through its parts but which forms a whole when it comes to the message it has to convey. One can imagine that in time, after the installations have been repeatedly placed and taken out of the area, they would act as sparks, leading to new activities appearing independently in the area.


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

year

title

eVolo

2011

VERTICAL PILGRAMIGE

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1.leaving behind earthly distractions

2.begining the pilgramige :-) 3.reaching the top In the first Christian centuries the Holy Stylites, wanted to discover the Truth and to regain peace, detaching themselves from earthly distractions by living on top of pillars, thus raising themselves both physically and spiritually from the

ground. Although they seemed isolated from the world they were constantly in contact with people looking for answers to spiritual questions.

Today, in the context of the excessive growth of cities, both horizontally and vertically, Man’s search for himself and for God seems harder and harder to achieve. Based on the example of Holy Stylites, this project proposes a solution to both

the problem of cities, which are no longer able to be a sustainable frame for real communities, and also for those who are looking for another way of living and thinking.


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

year

title

eVolo

2011

VERTICAL PILGRAMIGE

The tower itself, is the final form of a whole process of evolution which started when people decided to put the first stone on top of the other, out of desire to build a different world for themselves, and thus making the first level of their “pillar�. In it they placed a small prayer space and stairs, knowing they would keep building up.


/// COMPETITIONS international competition

year

title

eVolo

2011

VERTICAL PILGRAMIGE

The tower’s process of growth: 1. the creation of the necessary living spaces in direct relation with the places of prayer, arranged around a common area open towards the sky, intended for micro-agriculture terrains, small recreation areas and others; 2. an increase in height in parallel with the city, as a permanent and symbolic ascension towards the light; 3. the massiveness of the structure transforms it into a sculptural form in which anyone can carv his own private cell; 4. with the building of a new level, all existing rooms underneath keep their functionality and, as time goes on, they become heritage of the building: monk cells become new places of prayer or burial chambers for those who have become saints and the central space is covered, keeping its importance on that level but moving its agricultural functions to the next level. 5. in time, all places of prayer at the lower levels become phases of a pilgrimage - initiatory ascent from Earth to Heaven. The lower rooms left unused accommodate pilgrims on their way.


/// FREELANCE Ploieşti racetrack

Magic Blocks

The Generator

“Mort sous X”

national competition

urban analysis & strategy project

public “equipment”

urban intervention in Paris

with the Zeppelin Association, Point4, Archis Interventions and Hackenbroich Architekten

with StudioBASAR

in a team with Emilie Kohler

1st PRIZE with StudioBASAR published on archdaily.com

published in Volume #26


/// FREELANCE national competition

st

year

office

PLOIEĹžTI RACETRACK

1 prize

2010

studioBASAR

responsabilities:

The functional and architectural rehabilitation of the Ploiesti Racetrack is a direct response to the current chaotic conditions surrounding the site. The intervention has led to a more functional equitation and leisure center

dividing the design into three zones with different atmospheres and qualities: a park a landscape filter, towards the city, the racetrack and the informal arrangement of the different training fields and paddocks

The position near the main access boulevard in the city and the proximity of the Oil and Gas University to the site makes this place a kind of City Gate, as defined in the administration’s strategy.

conceptual design design development cad drawing presentation


/// FREELANCE national competition

st

1 prize

PLOIEĹžTI RACETRACK park

stables

equestrian centre

hotel & mixed-use complex

tribune

administration

year

office

2010

studioBASAR hotel & mixed-use complex

training fields equest equest estria rian ria n cent cent entre re

the park a landscape filter towards the city

racetrack stables and tribune

sport area equitation school and administration facilities


/// FREELANCE national competition

PLOIEĹžTI RACETRACK

st

1 prize THE TRIBUNE The volume of the tribune modeled by 3 main cuts:

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1. the spectators’ standings, 2. a protected public space in the main access area (the back of the tribune), 3. the optimum orientation of the roof for solar panels.

The volume is lifted on columns above a generous public space which contains the betting booths, shops, and the court of honor which is like an amphitheatre for the horse to parade in before the race.

The public functions from the first and second floors are connected with the public plaza on the ground floor through 4 escalators

year

office

2010

studioBASAR


/// FREELANCE national competition

PLOIEĹžTI RACETRACK

st

1 prize THE STABLES We grouped the housing, the relaxation and walking facilities of a typical horse stable into a single circular shape building around the paddock using in this way more efficiently the limited space of the site.

+ The 300 stables are distributed in a village like shape formed by 9 circular units, with a network of curved spaces.

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year

office

2010

studioBASAR


/// FREELANCE year

with

Magic Blocks

urban analysis & strategy

2009-2010

the Zeppelin Association, Point4, Archis Interventions, Hackenbroich Architekten

responsabilities:

A project meant to activate the places behind the curtains of socialist collective housing which cut off the old urban fabric from the city. Today, the entire centre of Bucharest is characterized by

these large communist blocks which create corridors along major boulevards. What remains hidden behind are very low-density old neighbourhoods with historical houses conveying the ambience of the city as it was before the

Communist Êpoque. Between the two, the leftover land is often residual space occupied by massive parking and fenced green spaces: a very mineral no-man’s-land with small useless green islands that holds potential for the community.

analysis cad drawing contact with the community strategy design


/// FREELANCE

Magic Blocks hibrid space behind the socialist housing

urban analysis closed spaces

year

with

2009-2010

the Zeppelin Association...

diffuse boundaries

compact area with socialist housing

direct colision ANALYSIS OF A CASE STUDY: identifying different spatial typologies on the large MoĹ&#x;ilor Boulevard in order to creat a tool box of interventions, to be applied all over Bucharest.


/// FREELANCE

Magic Blocks

urban analysis

ANALYSIS: types of disfunctions and potentials of the studied areas

year

with

2009-2010

the Zeppelin Association...


/// FREELANCE

Magic Blocks

urban strategy

PROPOSITION: types of urban interventions - activating intersticial spaces

year

with

2009-2010

the Zeppelin Association...


/// FREELANCE

Magic Blocks non-space behind the concrete curtain

urban strategy

year

with

2009-2010

the Zeppelin Association...

historical fabric running the risk of being overcome by savage sensless new high-rise buildings

ANALYSIS: types of disfunctions and potentials of the studied areas

intervention area: new community/ public space

buffer zone

protected area

PROPOSITION: intervention area and buffer zone to protect the historical fabric from contemporary savage interventions

Time and scale as major strategical points: various types of interventions of different importance were planned to be built in time. The first stage of the strategy resulted in small installations in spaces with potential for the community.


/// FREELANCE

The Generator

responsabilities: conceptual design study of the area contact with the community

urban “equipment”

year

office

2010

studioBASAR

The intervention is part of an action focused on a case study: an urban island in the Aviaţiei District, built in the Communist periode, where several public debates where initiated in the form of meetings with the tenants.

During such meetings, was also promoted the first intervention in the area, i.e. The Generator of Public Space: a multi-purpose, modular, OSB object, with a temporary life, but with possibilities of relocation within the precincts of the block.


/// FREELANCE

The Generator

urban “equipment”

The proposal “was adopted,” and the object-gift was placed in the first, linear situation: on the side of a small passage way, on a non-conflictual limit which was not claimed by anyone. A concrete step, a constructive remnant joined to the massive rear wall of a building.

the Generator

passageway

The activity concentrator functioned both as a piece of urban furniture with multiple uses (chess table, bench, pedestal, skateboard ramp), attracting the children who climb it or make drawings on it, and the young people after night fall, or the employees of the bank during their smoke break, but also functioning as a red speaking tube promoting the next project.

year

office

2010

studioBASAR

The Ge Gener nerato ner atorr on ato on the the first rst “Magi “M agic agi c Bloc Bloc locks” ks” si site te

The Ge Gener nerato atorr after a relocation to ano anothe ther “Mag Magic Blocks” site Mag


/// FREELANCE year

“Mort sous X”

urban intervention

2010 - Paris

with Emilie Kohler

Each year, hundreds of people die on the streets of Paris before our very eyes. We hear about them or even see them but quickly forget about them. The ones who’s names are unknown are called “Mort sous X”.

To keep their memory alive and to give visibility to the associations who are actively doing something for the people of the streets, this installation consisted of chalk outlines of victims of the cold in very busy areas of Paris.

The outline was drawn in chalk or flower, an ephemeral line on the street, swept away by the wind as the memory of the people, whereas the “Mort sous X” inscription was done in grafitti to keep a lasting trace of their presence.


/// FREELANCE year

“Mort sous X”

urban intervention

2010 - Paris


/// FREELANCE year

“Mort sous X”

urban intervention

2010 - Paris


/// OTHER PROJECTS School of Buneşti

Photography

Drawings

summer workshops since 2008

building a campus for an unconventional school using traditional materials and techniques integrated into a contemporary design www.Bunesti.ro

drawing classes with prof. Şerban Niţulescu (2005-2006)


/// OTHER PROJECTS School of Buneşti summer workshops since 2008

responsabilities: workshop participant (since 2008) student and building-site coordinator (since 2010) publicity and funding management (since 2011)

Working with natural materials like wood, clay and stone, the School of Buneşti explores the potential of traditional techniques by learning from the experience of vernacular architecture and applying it to our present needs, without the purpose

of imitation nor with the wish to innovate at any cost. The purpose of the Buneşti workshops has clearly been, over the years, to rediscover the meanings that the natural use of certain local materials confer to the act of build-

ing and to the building themselves. The building process can only be critical and experimental this is why it cannot take place yet in the city or in places where people have already built something.


/// OTHER PROJECTS School of BuneĹ&#x;ti summer workshops since 2008


/// OTHER PROJECTS School of BuneĹ&#x;ti summer workshops since 2008


/// OTHER PROJECTS School of BuneĹ&#x;ti summer workshops since 2008


/// OTHER PROJECTS School of BuneĹ&#x;ti summer workshops since 2008


/// OTHER PROJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” Lewis Hine


/// OTHER PROJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY


/// OTHER PROJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY


/// OTHER PROJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY


/// OTHER PROJECTS DRAWINGS

drawing classes with prof. Şerban Niţulescu (2005-2006)


/// OTHER PROJECTS DRAWINGS


/// OTHER PROJECTS DRAWINGS


TUDOR ELIAN

5th year

Bd.Tineretului, nr.27, bl.18, sc.A, ap.12 Bucharest, Romania +40726252043 tudor.elian@yahoo.com


TUDOR ELIAN architecture portfolio