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Concept: Simion Popa
Date: November 2013
Location: Esbjerg, Denmark
Software: ArchiCAD 16, Adobe Photoshop, Artlantis 4
Pyramid is a conceptual lighting design that demonstrates the source of inside energy, light and shine through reflective waves.
The meaning behind this concept is to create a dynamic mosaic that interacts with the user, the modules can be manipulated to achieve a game of light, shapes and contrasts.
The design strategy for this study proposes a bottom-up approach, the starting point of the design being a single component – pyramid, proliferated over a surface, that through local deformations determines a global geometry. The component becomes the geometric representation of all intrinsic rules that lead to the generation of form. In philosophical terms, a component can be seen as a generic formula that can adapt and can take different form depending on the parameters which would be imposed.
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Location: Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden
Client: The Swedish Transport Administration
Year: 2012 (invited competition)
Skuru Parkbridge represents a new form of social infrastructure – which is not only aesthetic and environmentally well-integrated with the existing bridge and the natural landscape – but is also socially activating by creating a place and park for the people who live and work on both sides of the strait.
Project facts and credits:
Address: Kajakvej, 2770 Kastrup, DK
Client: The Building Foundation ”Den Blå Planet” (Realdania, Knud Højgaards Fond, Tårnby Municipality)
Competition: 1st prize in invited competition 2008
Project development: 2010 – 2013
Size: 9.000 m2
Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
Inspired by the shape of water in endless motion, The Blue Planet is shaped as a great whirlpool. The new Denmark’s Aquarium is situated in the borderland between the worlds of Poseidon and Zeus. The walls and roofs form a single, continuous flow and are clad in a way which emphasizes the wavy outline of the building, thereby telling a story of this union. The first and longest of the whirlpool’s arms follows the shape of the landscape and the building, moving into the land.source: 3XN
Showroom Auto – Architecture concept by Simion Popa
Functionally the building is a combined office building, car salesroom and workshop. Formally we worked with two ideas, in which the first one was to work with dynamic curves, with each office floor offset in and out independently with its own curvature – inspired by the speed and dynamic which characterizes moving traffic.
Secondly, I introduced further themes in the endless façade by developing the story of what happened when a mighty force “bent” the building into place: Cracks would occur, and therefore we built stylized “cracks” to visualize the bending. The building is terraced to accommodate the falling terrain and hight of the neighbouring builidings.
Afis realizat pentru concursul de idei adresat studentilor de arhitectura, organizat de Ordinul Arhitectilor din Romania [OAR] si Facultatea de Arhitectura si Constructii Oradea.
Eveniment-dezbatere „Centru de cultura urbana Oradea|Bihor de la virtual la concret”. Concurs organizat in cadrul proiectului „Cultura urbana in context socio-comunitar”
Invitati speciali: arh.Serban Tiganas (presedinte OAR)
arh.Arpad Zachi (redactor sef revista Arhitext)
Locul de desfasurare a evenimentului: Galeria de Arte Vizuale – Oradea. str.Republicii nr.15
Data: 9 decembrie 2010
Project description and Background Information regarding the Taiwan Tower Conceptual International Competition
„FLOATING OBSERVATORIES” Proposal by Dorin STEFAN’s DSBA, Mihai CARCIUN and upgrade.studio wins the „Taiwan Tower” Conceptual International Competition
„Starting from the ‘geographical’ visual of Taiwan ‐ which is an island resembling a leaf ‐ we have developed the concept of the technological tree: we have designed 8 spatial leaves (with eight being a propitious number in the local culture) in the form of zeppelin‐like elevators which glide up and down the ‘tree trunk” and which serve the purpose of observation decks / belvedere. I have called these elevators floating observatories because each has a nacelle which can take 50 to 80 people; they are self‐sustained by helium balloons and are built from lightweight materials (borrowed from the spacecraft industry) and are wrapped in a last‐generation type of membrane (PTFE) and they glide vertically on a track positioned vertically in a strong electro‐magnetic field” ‐ Romanian architect Dorin STEFAN, Principal, DSBA*
Architect: stud.Simion Popa
Location: Oradea, Romania
Project: Collective Housing / Concept
Project Area: 2430 sqm.
Project Year: 2010
Originally, the concept of collective housing was developed to help the daily lives of women by integrating housing, work and care. During the 1960’s the collective way of living went through a revival based on the spirit of solidarity as well as student and feminist movements. The importance of social networks and cooperation with neighbors became increasingly important in order to reduce the domestic work of shrinking households. While in the 1980’s around 50 new collective houses were built in Sweden, until recently the collective way of living has barely existed in Finland. Even though collective housing as a concept has spread in western countries, in most cases it is still understood as an alternative way of living.
The term “collective housing” is used in various contexts and as a housing type it may emphasize different kinds of functions and approaches. Typically collective housing is based on the active participation of the residents and it may have an ideological background. In addition, collective housing is related to specifc lifestyles as well as life situations. To put it simply, collective housing can be defned as the living arrangements of several autonomous households sharing some spaces, activities and facilities.