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LONDON

DESIGN
FESTIVAL
2015

SUSTAIN
RCA
EXHIBITION
2015

ZAGREBS
50TH SALON OF
ARCHITECTURE

2015

CORAL FRONTIERS

TOWARDS A POST-MILITARY LANDSCAPE

TYPE STUDENT PROJECT, DIPLOMA


SCHOOL ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
COURSE ARCHITECTURE AND
ACTIVISM
MENTOR TORANGE KHONSARI,
ANDREAS LANG, FRANCESCO
SEBREGONDI
DURATION 1 ACADEMIC YEAR
YEAR 2015

Coral Frontiers is a proposal for a new infrastructure for


coral regeneration on the Island of Diego Garcia. It is also
a geo-political intervention into a unique entanglement
of military, human rights, and environmental stakes.
The project explores how could an architectural
proposal result in a shift in the balance of power that
has crystallised in this remote island, and support the
resettlement of the exiled community of its native
inhabitants, the Chagossians. This project attempts to turn
vulnerability into a force, and to challenge the defeatist
assumptions that a small exiled community would always
has to bend to the will of powerful governments.

MAIN PLATFORM FOR CORAL REGENERATION, TIMELINE SECTION

PLATFORM FOR CORAL REGENERATION


PHYSICAL MODEL

ISLAND MASTERPLAN, SECTION

YEAR 2016

YEAR 2024

YEAR 2036

WINNING
COMPETITION
ENTRY

2012

NOORDGEBOUW
THE NORTH BUILDING

TYPE AQUISITION STUDY, INVITED


COMPETITION
PRACTICE MVRDV, ROTTERDAM
LEADING DIRECTOR WINY MAAS
DURATION 2 MONTHS
ROLE CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, 2D
AND 3D MODELING, VISUALISATIONS
YEAR 2012

FACADE DETAIL

The station area of Utrechts centre is undergoing


significant redevelopment and currently receives almost
100 million travelers per year, with 25 million alone
passing through the site of the North Building. The
developer proposed an unusual, mixed use program
including 8.000 m2 luxury hotel, 7.200 m2 retail, 5.000 m2
of ofices, and 1.800 m2 restaurant and bar. By collecting
the program for the North Building into one slim volume,
which adjusts according to each program contained
within it, building over the track, a costly and logistically
undesirable proposal, can be prevented.

THE BUILDING AND THE SURROUNDINGS, OVERVIEW

VIEW FROM THE STATION SQUARE

THE COUCH
TENNIS CLUB IJBURG

TYPE INVITED COMPETITION


PRACTICE MVRDV, ROTTERDAM
LEADING DIRECTOR WINY MAAS
DURATION 3 MONTHS
ROLE CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, 2D
AND 3D MODELING, VISUALISATIONS,
DRAWING DETAILS, MATERIAL STUDY
YEAR 2012

IJburg is a new district to the east of Amsterdam. On its six


artificial islands, 18,000 homes will be eventually be built
for 45,000 residents. MVRDVs challenge was to create a
building that works as a living room for IJburg, where the
building becomes a part of the community like piece of
street furniture. The club house is a 322 m2 open volume
with services on either side such as dressing rooms, a
kitchen and toilets. The main space is multifunctional, so it
can be used for the clubs many events.

VIEW FROM THE MAIN TENNIS COURT

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

WINNING
COMPETITION
ENTRY

2012

TEGEL FIELDS

THE FUTURE OF TEGEL BUSINESS PARK

It is assumed that the future use of the Tegel airport will


be as a commercial and manufacturing base. The concept
of Tegel Fields, 460 Ha Business park masterplan,
provides a framework for making the area dense,
sustainable, and a high quality environment to develop
and do business in. The existing terminal building will be
preserved and used as a lobby and development agency
for the area. In the north of Tegel, existing buildings
will be converted for commercial and leisure functions
which are compatible with the adjacent residential areas.
Integrated into these developments will be forest and
park areas which complement the existing urban fabric.

DEVELOPMENT PHASING

TYPE AQUISITION STUDY, INVITED


COMPETITION
PRACTICE MVRDV, ROTTERDAM
LEADING DIRECTOR NATHALIE DE
VRIES
DURATION 2 MONTHS
ROLE CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, 2D
AND 3D MODELING, VISUALISATIONS
YEAR 2012

VIEW ON THE FORMER AIRSTRIP

BRENT
COUNCIL
FUNDING
2014

THE WEMBLEY
FAIRGROUND
COMMUNITY ARCHIVE

TYPE STUDENT PROJECT


SCHOOL ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
COURSE ARCHITECTURE AND
ACTIVISM
MENTOR TORANGE KHONSARI,
ANDREAS LANG, FRANCESCO
SEBREGONDI
DURATION 2 ACADEMIC TERMS
YEAR 2014

The Wembley FAIRground is a proposal for an extension


of the Brent Archive in the Wembley Triangle. It is a model
for an alternative archive, a catalyst for the production of
intellectual and cultural life rather than a mere repository
of artefacts. By infiltrating the communitys everyday
life, the Wembley FAIRground breaks down the barriers
of public access to the collective memory of Wembley.
This time-based, growing model enables the slow
transformation from a minimal public intervention to a
complex and highly dynamic independent institution.

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PUBLIC REALM

BERNARDO
BERNARDI
AWARD
2010

ARTUR
AWARD
2014

BUTIQUE HOSTEL
FORUM
ZADAR

TYPE COMISSION
PRACTICE STUDIO UP, ZAGREB
DURATION 2 MONTHS
ROLE CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, 2D
AND 3D MODELING, VISUALISATIONS,
DETAILS
YEAR 2011
STUDIO UP

Located between St. Anastasias Cathedral and the


Archeological Museum in Zadar, the building, which
is formerly a housing complex from 1964, has been
converted into a hostel with 37 rooms with 111 beds.
The project uses new drywall geometries, color rasters,
rhythmic patterns of ceramic tiles, glossy varnishes,
acrylic reflective boards, and tinted mirrors, to create a
new relation toward the antique, modernistic heritage.
The program gradually transitions from the private to the
public with the continuous hallway of the chat room, the
installed courtyard pavilion, and the cafe located on the
intersection of the Cardo and the Decumanus.

SHARED ROOM

PRIVATE TOILET

CORRIDOR ON THE 2ND FLOOR

THE WIDE BLUE


YONDER
TYPE STUDENT PROJECT
SCHOOL FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE,
ZAGREB
COURSE PUBLIC BUILDINGS
MENTOR VANJA RISTER
DURATION 1 SEMESTER
YEAR 2010

The site for the new primary school in Zagreb is located in


the citys area without any strict urban regulation. With the
surroundings as a main reference, the physical context is
formed by the dynamic exchange of full and empty. That is
achieved by the continuous manipulation of the heights.
As a result, micro-ambient areas with different spatial,
lighting, temperature and functional character are being
created. Perforated roof surface is becoming the skylight
for all the living areas in the school. Its relatively large
surface is activated by solar photocells, energy collectors
and a rainwater cisterns, thereby providing a self-sufficient
building.

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT FOR LOWER AGE, 3D SECTION

PRIMARY SCHOOL

2ND
PRIZE
2013

WEMBLEY PLACE
AGENCY

MASTERPLAN, ZOOM IN

INFORMATION CENTRE

TYPE STUDENT COMPETITION


SCHOOL ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
COURSE ARCHITECTURE AND
ACTIVISM
MENTOR TORANGE KHONSARI,
ANDREAS LANG, FRANCESCO
SEBREGONDI
DURATION 1 ACADEMIC TERM
YEAR 2013

The Place Agency competition was organised by the Brent


Council asking for a new platform for communicating the
place-based regeneration and investment opportunities
in Wembley. Our incremental proposal was based on
participatory mapping and extensive interviews with
the residents and included elements of self-build with
the existing communities and local stakeholders. Having
gained second place in the competition, we have been
commissioned by Brent Council to deliver a communityinformed masterplan for the Wembley Triangle.

PROJECT TIMELINE

THE ANTI-MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Fischer, Urs - You (2007)

FLOOR

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

INSTALLATION

EXISITING FOUNDATIONS

DIMENSIONS

13 X 13M

THE SHED MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Koons, Jeff - Rabbit (1986)

FLOOR

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

169M2

<6

SCULPTURE

STAINLESS STEEL

DIMENSIONS

104 X 48 X 30CM

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

14M2

<5

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

NONE

INTERIOR (UNCONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

LIGHT

INTERIOR (CONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

BOOKMOUNTAIN
SPIJKENISSE

THE FUNCTION
OF ART

BIOGRAPHY OF A BUILDING BOOK

BOOK

TYPE PUBLICATION
PRACTICE MVRDV, ROTTERDAM
LEADING DIRECTOR WINY MAAS
DURATION 5 MONTHS
ROLE RESEARCH, CONCEPT AND
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING,
LOGISTICS AND ASSEMBLY.
COLLECTING AND COMPILING
BACKGROUND MATERIAL, PRODUCING
DRAWINGS, CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS
AND QUALITY ASSURANCE.
YEAR 2012/2013

13M

TYPE PUBLICATION
PRACTICE FARSHID MOUSSAVI
ARCHITECTURE, LONDON
DURATION 2 MONTHS
ROLE RESEARCH, CONCEPT AND
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. COLLECTING
AND COMPILING BACKGROUND
MATERIAL AND PRODUCING
DRAWINGS.
YEAR 2011

13M

4M
3.5M

THE CHAPEL MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Richter, Gerhard - Cologne Cathedral Window (2007)

WALL

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

INSTALLATION

STAINED GLASS

DIMENSIONS

10 x 22M

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

1500M2

<400

THE SHED MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Ortega, Damian - Cosmic Thing (2002)

CEILING

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

INSTALLATION

AUTOMOBILE PARTS

DIMENSIONS

6 x 4 x 9M

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

180M2

<24

THE SHED MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Benglis, Lynda - Quartered Meteor (1969)

FLOOR, WALLS
MEDIUM

MATERIAL

SCULPTURE

LEAD

DIMENSIONS

146.1 x 166.4 x 163.2CM

THE DREAM MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Eliasson, Olafur - The Weather Project (2003)

CEILING, WALL

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

12.25M2

<5

INSTALLATION

MIRRORS, LIGHTS, GLASS

DIMENSIONS

157 X 25M

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

3923M2

<500

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

HEAVY

INTERIOR (UNCONTROLLED)

NATURAL

N/A

N/A

MEDIUM

INTERIOR (CONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

LIGHT

INTERIOR (CONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

HEAVY

INTERIOR (UNCONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

12m
15m

157m

25m

100m
3.5M

3.5M
15m

The Book Mountain is a building with a mission: to


encourage a town populated by the least enthusiastic
readers in the Netherlands to switch off their televisions
and start reading books again. This biography of the Book
Mountain paints a picture of the town of Spijkenisse and
the political and social contexts in which such buildings
are realized. The story also examines the role of the
modern library, the essence of a Ville Nouvelle and the
search for an alternative for identification - and whether or
not this should be done through historicizing architecture.

THE SHED MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

McQueen, Steve - Bear (1993)

WALL

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

VIDEO

N/A

DIMENSIONS

4:3

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

36M2

<12

THE CHAPEL MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Rothko, Mark - Untitled (1971)

FLOOR

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

PAINTING

OIL ON CANVAS

DIMENSIONS

EACH 2 X 1.2 M

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

100M2

<20

THE ANTI-MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Fischer, Urs - You (2007)

FLOOR

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

INSTALLATION

EXISITING FOUNDATIONS

DIMENSIONS

13 X 13M

THE GARDEN MUSEUM

SURFACES REQUIRED

Holler & Trockel - House for Pigs & People (1997)

FLOOR

AUDIENCE AREA

AUDIENCE

MEDIUM

MATERIAL

169M2

<6

PERFORMANCE

CONCRETE, PIGS, FENCE

DIMENSIONS

10 X 9 X 18M

AUDIENCE

180M2

<30

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

WEIGHT

CLIMATE

LIGHT TYPE

AUDIO/VIDEO

DURATION

NONE

INTERIOR (UNCONTROLLED)

N/A

BOTH

00:09:02

LIGHT

INTERIOR (CONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

NONE

INTERIOR (UNCONTROLLED)

ARTIFICIAL

N/A

N/A

HEAVY

EXTERIOR

NATURAL

N/A

N/A

18M

10M
13M
6M

6M

13M

8M
8M

HARD AND PAPER COVER PROPOSAL

SPIJKENISSE LIBRARY INTERIOR

AUDIENCE AREA

WEIGHT

PAGE SAMPLES

20 YEARS OF MVRDV
USM, HAMBURG

TYPE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION


PRACTICE MVRDV, ROTTERDAM
LEADING DIRECTOR WINY MAAS
DURATION 3 MONTHS
ROLE PROJECT COORDINATION,
COLLECTING AND COMPILING
BACKGROUND MATERIAL AND
PRODUCING DRAWINGS.
YEAR 2012

For MVRDVs 20th anniversary, and as a prize for being


chosen as Architect of the Year 2012 by the readers of
German magazine Architektur & Wohnen, MVRDV created
a small retrospective exhibition of its work.Faced with
the task of looking back onto their own work MVRDV
decided to rely on the public verdict: Almost all texts in the
exhibition are quotes from media. The models exhibited
are favourites of the visitors to the Rotterdam office and
the projected movies are the most wanted on social media.
A selection of past and current work is visualised in a
timeline illuminated as a giant advertisement, fitting to the
showroom context.

WAAR?!

MUSEUM JAN HEESTERHUIS, SCHIJNDEL

TYPE EXHIBITION
PRACTICE MVRDV, ROTTERDAM
LEADING DIRECTOR WINY MAAS
DURATION 4 MONTHS
ROLE COLLECTING AND COMPILING
BACKGROUND MATERIAL, PRODUCING
DRAWINGS AND SET UP SUPERVISION.
YEAR 2012

This exhibition explores the relationship between


context and authenticity in relation MVRDVs Glass Farm,
a hypercontextual building inspired by the local farm
typology, yet surprising for its scale and materiality.
A series rooms in the museum show the development
of the Glass Farm and present studies of the local farm
typology through historical drawings and photographs.
The exhibition also includes 18 models of key projects
from MVRDVs archive, such as Market Hall, Book
Mountain and Glass Farm.

LONDON
FESTIVAL OF
ARCHITECTURE

WEMBLEY CIVIC
UNIVERSITY
RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

TYPE EVENT PLATFORM


SCHOOL ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART,
LONDON
DURATION 5 MONTHS
ROLE ORGANIZATION AND RUNNING
OF THE EVENTS, WCU INTEROR
DESIGN, URBAN PLAN PROPOSAL FOR
THE WEMBLEY TRIANGLE (BRENT
COUNCIL, LONDON).
YEAR 2014

From the 14th of March until the 10th of July 2014, myself
and 9 other students from Royal College of Art, ran the
Wembley Civic University, in collaboration with Brent
Council. Acting as architects in residence we worked
in close relationship with local stakeholders to design
sustainable proposals for the future of the Wembley
Triangle. During our residency in Wembley, we refurbished
a space providedby the council and consequently ran it as
a community forum from which a series of individuallyled initiatives were developed while being anchored in
the reality of the local conditions a complex network of
ethnically distinct communities and businesses.

2014

THE RIGHTS TO
THE CITY
EXHIBITION & EVENT VENUE

TYPE EVENT PLATFORM


SCHOOL ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART,
LONDON
DURATION 1 WEEK
ROLE ORGANIZATION AND
RUNNING OF THE EVENTS AND
WORKSHOPS, SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES,
EXHIBITION INTEROR DESIGN, PRESS
COORDINATION, SOCIAL MEDIA
UPDATES
YEAR 2015

Written in 1967, Henri Lefebrves prophetic declaration of


The Right to the City contains a dual sense: on one side it
is a revolutionary claim urging man to reach out for a new
society and a new city;
on the other it is an imperative which rises up from the
streets in response to specific disputes of urban contexts.
Architecture & Activism Unit (Royal College of Art) have
used the Work in Progress 2015 Show to organise series
of debates through which they collectively formulated an
alternative Right to the City Charter.