MATĚJ

ČUNÁT
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CURRICULUM VITAE
Bc. Matěj Čunát
Dahliastraat 29, Gent, Belgium
matej.cunat@gmail.com

Education

KU Leuven, Luca School of arts, Erasmus student 2017
Technical univeristy of Liberec, Faculty of arts and architecture 2012-2017

Work experience

Intern/Qarta architektura 7/2016 - 2/2017
Intern/Martin Hilpert architects 1/2016 - 3/2016
Intern/RG Architects studio 7/2014 - 9/2015

Workshops

Finite move/Pezo von Ellrichshausen 10/2015
Square revitalization/Krásno 8/2015
Burningman beer/Archwerk 5/2015
Czech sea exhibition/Archwerk 7/2015

Competitions

Schnidler global award 2/2017
120 hours 2/2016
120 hours 2/2014

Skills

AutoCAD, SketchUP Advanced
Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, ArchiCAD, VRay, Revit Intermediate
Premiere, Rhinoceros, Artlantis, Adobe Flash Begginer

Languages

English C1
German B1
Czech Native
REFERENCE PROJECTS
School projects Internship and proffesional projects Personal projects

District masterplan // Sao Paulo, Brazil QARTA ARCHITEKTURA Garage and guest house // Tromso, Norway
Hotel with dance hall // Chrastava, Czech Republic Interior reconstruction // Prague, Czech Republic
Cruise Hub // San Juan, Puerto Rico Bleriot residence //Prague, Czech Republic Interior reconstruction // Brno, Czech Republic
Prefab house // Šluknov, Czech Republic Twin City offices // Bratislava, Slovakia Interior reconstruction // Dečín, Czech Republic
Hippodrome //Klatovy, Czech Republic Senior house // Prague, Czech Republic
Open prison //Ralsko, Czech Republic Dock residence // Prague, Czech Republic
Community centre // Budweis, Czech Republic
Boat // Liberec, Czech Republic RG ARCHITECTS STUDIO
Parade bridge / /Liberec, Czech Republic
Kindergarten // Varsdorf, Czech Republic
Summer cottage // Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
Winter garden // Seifehnersdorf, Germany
Family house // Prague, Czech Republic
Company headquarters // Jiřetín, Czech Republic

MARTIN HILPERT ARCHITECT

Pergola // Semily, Czech Republic
Hotel reconstruction // Krkonoše, Czech Republic
SELECTED PROJECTS
5-8 Hotel with dance hall // Chrastava, Czech Republic // Disertation project
9-12 Edge of tomorrow // Sao Paulo, Brazil // School project
13-15 Cruise Hub // San Juan, Puerto Rico // School project
16-17 Hippodrome // Klatovy, Czech Republic // School project
18-20 Prefab house // Šluknov, Czech Republic // School project
21 Oya pavillion // Oslo, Sweden // Competition
22 Genesis // Not specificated // Competition
HOTEL WITH DANCE HALL
FUA - Faculty of arts and architecture, Liberec
Jan Hendrych design studio
Bachelor disertation project
Town of Chrastava, Northern Bohemia
Spring semester 2016

Vacant lot in short distance to the main square, facing the river and a
bridge making entrance to the town. Future meeting point for the commu-
nity, but also accomodation for the tourists.

Combination of two main functions - dance hall with restaurant, and hotel
with spa, working in cooperation for better house use during the whole
year. In winter the building is used especially for the balls and dance class-
es, in summer for tourist and company teambuildings.

Two main masses, inspired by traditional archetype in the town, as well
as respecting the urban situations with buildings facing the river. Small
piazetta in the front, making entrance for the visitors, glass facade in the
restaurant, slate tiles covering the building. Foyer as a main element of the
building, circulation of the movement and flexibility of the function con-
nections for different events.

Site plan Axonometry
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Entrance view Over the bridge

Dance hall Foyer
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Section C-C’ Facade detail - slate tiles system
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EDGE OF TOMORROW
FUA - Faculty of arts and architecture, Liberec
Jiří Klokočka design studio
Co-author: Jiří Jurenka
Proposal of new neighbourhood in Sao Paulo
Winter semester 2016-2017 Skyscrapers
Important stock area in Sao Paulo will soon become a new neighbour-
hood. The proposal focuses on current potentials and proposes new neigh-
bourhood for fifty thousand people.
Platform
We propose to cover the highway and railway by a platform which will
become a new public promenade. People travelling to work can immedi-
ately get off their cars and go to work either by escalators or lifts. The high-
way becomes the most lucrative area in the city – situated by the edge of
the centre yet easily accessible from the outside. The platform becomes
the edge of the city. Grid system originating from the contemporary street
system. The grid is disrupted by a park, containing system of stream and
retention ponds, absorbing rainwater. The grid is followed by the platform Buildings
containing skyscrapers and public services. The density and height of the
buildings reflects the value of the land – distance from the train station and
public spaces – and creates various spaces and atmospheres.

Nature

Current site Making edge

Potential for development Extending to the city - making edge Streets
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Perspective section Square close to train station

Bridge across the river Aerial view
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Location in the city scale Highway network Centres and the edge defining the city

Pedestrian movement Bike movement Street hierarchy

Main public spaces Water retention Vegetation system
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Market square - reusing current concrete structure of the stocks Platform by the river - public promenade and living

Quarter street - section Main street - section
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CRUISE HUB
FUA - Faculty of arts and architecture, Liberec
Jiří Suchomel design studio
Cruise hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Winter semester 2015 - 2015

City of San Juan is highly dependent on cruise ships, bringing tourist directly
to the city centre every day. Current harbour is missing facilities and ca-
pacity too, the task was to design a mixed use building which would be
dignified entrance for the tourists.

Main building is situated to the coast street. Containing shops, concert hall,
restaurants and travel facilities. Travel facilities are set on the second floor,
containing check - in, waiting hall, luggage handling and other functions.

Piers are set on the sea, making the sea shore of the city unaffacted by
overscale ships as much as possible. These piers are containing waiting
areas and services. Connected with the main builing by system of bridges,
making the flow effecient.

Cruise hub not only as a travel point, but becomes a civic facility. Flows - first floor

Site plan Flows - second floor
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Public space in the front of the hub Main hall

Foyer Concert hall
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First floor plan

Second floor plan
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HIPPODROME
FUA - Faculty of arts and architecture, Liberec
Jiří Klokočka design studio
New district in Klatovy, Southern Bohemia
Winter semester 2014 - 2015

Klatovy, town in Southern Bohemia with thirty thousand inhabitants. Aban-
doned barracks in the east part of the city, and new land which should be
built up.

Since the location has problems with population decrease, I focused on
attracting people with new function. During research, I found out that
whole region is missing hippodrome, which was actually a function attract-
ing other typologies - horsemanship, people who want to have a horse
nearby. The hippodrome is making opportunity for creating new neigh-
bourhood, which focuses on horses and sets up new way of development
and future possibilites.

Grid structure, horse connected functions in the east side close to the na-
ture, living and services in the west side. Terraced houses in the middle of
the area, having direct acces to the horse paths.

Attracting horse lovers, horse racers, parents with kids. Sustainable, enviro-
mental friendly, future facing.
Town site plan

Street in the middle of the area Square
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Site plan
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PREFAB HOUSE
FUA - Faculty of arts and architecture, Liberec
Jan Hendrych design studio
Reconstruction of prefab housing in Šluknov, Northern Bohemia
Spring semester 2016

Abandoned prefab apartment buildings in Northern Bohemia. Monofunctional
flats, similar flat proportions and no possibilities for flexibility.

The proposal focuses on possibilities of reshaping and reusing current structures,
to make the current place less dense, but also adding different uses and typol-
ogies. One apartment building is changed to terraced houses with garages
and private gardens, second apartment building is splitted and one works as
a flat house, second one as offices. Third building is added - social building for
seniors.

The focus was also on the space in between buildings - new courtyard is made,
making opportunities for meeting people, having private gardens, making
neighbourhood relationships.

Axonometry

Current buildings Terrain flattening Building addition - courtyard is made Creating terraced houses

Splitting appartement building Height reduction Proposal Mixed-use
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Perspective section

Garden of terraced house Courtyard
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ØYA PAVILION
120 Hours competition
Co-authors: Daniel Hakulín, Miroslav Chmel
Pavilion proposal for Oya festival in Oslo
Spring semester 2014

We propose a round pavilion which encircles set of trees in southern part
of park. The location is chosen carefully so the pavilion does not block
space in front of the stages. It is also situated strategically that creates a
heart of both the festival area and the park itself.

The structure is lifted above the terrain, so it does not damage current veg-
etation of the park while giving a possibility to experience the park from a
diff erent level. Our object can be optically opened to its surroundings by
using rotary wooden slats but also it can be closed to give the pavilion a
more intimate space, which is dominated by central trees. The pavilion is a
part of the Øya Festival but it gives opportunities for experiencing diff erent
atmospheres and feelings all year round. The material solution was chosen
considering the environment; structural parts are made of local pinewood.

Our structure can become an icon of the festival; it respects the philos-
ophy of the Øya Festival and by its morphology we try to continue with
symbolism of island festival. The circle is a symbol of infi nity, of an island
and of the world.

Axonometry Inside space
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GENESIS
120 Hours competition
Co-authors: Daniel Hakulín, Miroslav Chmel
Pavilion proposal for Oya festival in Oslo
Spring semester 2014

Architecture creating borders. Limits defining room around human.

As well as the man, architecture was born in the moment, when grew up
from the ground and resisted the earth’s gravity. It was the moment when
the vertical wall cut the horizontal space and separated the finite room
from infinite nature. From two sticks supporting each other, to triangular
tents, architrave system or beam structures, construction found its most
precise form in the vault - the load-bearing element that is well known
through civilisation and evoke the feeling of architecture in people from
different countries and generations.

We took this element, form it according to human
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well as different experience of space and its special qualities. Experience
of the hight and the scale, experience of the ground and sky.

Different heights, different experiences, different space, different feeling.

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