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an office building I Gdynia I Poland
individual work : Gdańsk university of technology : 2013
a normal office in Poland
Gdynia is one of the few modernistic cities built after the Second World War in
the communist Poland. In a short period of time, Gdynia changed from a village
by the sea to a well developed city and is still a popular destination for new
investment. A plot next to the main road in Gdynia seemed to be the evident location for a design of an office building with a good communication connections
and a business-type context. but isn’t it a trap?
server room - a heart of the building
seperation of functions
relation between the buildings
exposing the office
During the process of design, the concept changed a lot due to reaching the optimal size and
shape of the project to fit in the surrounding of single-family houses. the combination of two,
informal backyard space and high-quality office, was my main concern. The final design includes
a four-storey office and a small pavilion with a cafe bar that can be run independently by separating functions. The north part of the complex is more representative and looks appealing and
professional. The highlighted sharp corner of the office is distinguished and easily discernible
from the road. The composition of the buildings, the way they correspond to each other helps to
create a welcoming square and a narrow pass between the buildings. The pass leads to the back
of the complex which is aimed mainly at the office workers taking a break..
the main road
corner by creating a
adjustment of scale and size
scaling down size of
the server room
it = servers
servers in the shaft
the service core
a magical theatre | Glasgow | Scotland
individual work : university of strathclyde : 2013
THE mERCHANT CITY THESIS
MAGIC?. THREE FACTORS
layers- get prepared to see some magic!!
the building scale
Spaces. Old, abandoned, forgotten,
they all have a story to tell. you
can read it from the smell of
the air, the murmur of voices,
the shapes of shadows. It is like
energy passing through your body,
which adds new value to your
perception of the space.
a performace with a close-magician aloys helped me to answer
How quickly we can get prepared
to experience magic ?
How quickly we can switch the
mode from normal into unusual?
During the research I met a lot
of interesiting people related to
magic. They talked about their
personal ap-proach to needs magicians have today.
John Archer - a stage magician, a comedian
Aloys Vadon - a French close-up magician
kind people from the magic shop
Judith from Britannia Panopticon
Jim - a magician into history of magic
Chris Derosa - an illusionist
the city scale
the britannia panopticon
The Britannia Panopticon) in Trongate, Glasgow, is the oldest surviving music hall in the world. Built in by Thomas Gildard and H. M.
McFarlane,it has hosted some of the biggest names on the Music
an urban housing | Glasgow | Scotland
university of strathclyde : 2012
masterplan : group work
a building project : individual work
The first step of the design was to create a masterplan for
The first step in designing urban housing in Dennistown, an of Glasgow ina
the urban housing in Dennistown, east parteast part of Glasgow, was to
create a masterplan. As a group of 5 people, we decided to arrage the area in very traditiona group of five students. It wasthat would fit for the individual
al scheme of quarters with courtyards the base in the character of dennistown
development concept was the building next ot the square and the historical shedbuildof the concept. the individual development of particular that
ings. I focused on the corner
The design re-arraged into of thebymarket.and their relative effectof technol- of
was followed building understanding on the design layout.
the The design was followed by understanding
a strong accent was and environmental of flats and of the of the building.
ogy, constructionput on the environmental strategystrategythe lightingbuildthe brozne shutters would protect the building from over-heating as well as create an unique
pattern on the building’s elevations.
ing and their relative effect on the design layout.
flat for a two-person family : 57m2
maisonette for a four-person family : 93m2
competition | cafe in Qatar
a winning concept
an internship in LOFT Magdalena Adamus, Sopot
working as a member of 7 people office
1 - an entrance space
2 - cakes and teas display
3 - a counter
4 - a kitchen
5 - 7 a cafe space #1
8 - a shop
A small internal architecture office in sopot, loft Magdalena adamus, was invited to
take part in the competition for a cafe next to the gallery space in katara village in
doha, qatar. THE MAIN TARGET WAS TO CREATE AN EUROPEAN STYLE CAFE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
FAR EAST ARCHITECTURE, avoiding STRONG ORIENTAL INFUANCES.
THE PROPOSED CONCEPT SUGGESTED partitioning GIVEN SPACE INTO A CAKE DISPLAY ROOM, A
CAFE AND A SHOP. THE CAFE SPACE WAS ADDITIONALY PARTED BY THE FRENCH WINDOWS MADE
OF BLACK, HEAVY STEEL. THE WOODEN FLOOR AND DIVERSITY OF TABLES AND LAMPS GAVE A
NICE, COSY EFFECT. THE DISPLAY ROOM, AS WELL AS A SHOP, WERE MORE MODERATE IN THEIR
EXPRESSION AND REPRESENTED THE MINIMALISTIC APPROACH IN EUROPEAN INTERNAL DESIGN
COMBINED WITH THE DELICATE ‘ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE’ STYLE INFUENCEs.
THE CONCEPT WON THE COMPETITION AND AFTER WORKSHOPS IN POLAND WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM QATAR in january 2014 THE DESIGN IS DUE TO COME INTO BEING.
DURING THE PROCCES OF DESIGN I WAS FULLY ARRANGED IN EVERY PART
OF IT. I MAINLY WORKed IN CO-OPERATION WITH HANNA BIALIC, AN INTERIOR ARCHITECT FROM LOFT, AND I WAS SUPERVISED BY MAGDALENA
ADAMUS AND ANNA CYBULSKA, AN OFFICE MANAGER.
MY DUTIES FOCUSED ON:
- CREATING THE concept AND it’s PLAN layout
- LOOKING FOR A RIGHT ‘ATMOSPHERE’ AND STYLE
- CREATING moodboards
- choosing materials/ furniture
- CREATING visualisations
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