Master of Architecture Final Thesis Project 2016
by Marlena Ratajska
This project attempt to find an individual stylistic expression in the realm of yacht design through an unconventional approach to structure the yacht’s space and form. Taking into account the inevitable and important constraints resulting from the yacht’s very nature and character(i.e. the specific purposes it is meant to serve) also conforming to its technical specifications and functions.
LENGHT OVERALL: 82,0 m
WATERLINE LENGHT: 81,0 m
BEAM (MAX): 14,5 m
DEPTH: 2,3 m
HEIGHT (TOTAL): 17,0 m
OUTLINE AREA: 869,37 m²
TOTAL AREA: 2569,61 m²
USABLE FLOOR AREA: 2290,79 m²
LOWER DECK USABLE FLOOR AREA: 710,28 m²
MAIN DECK USABLE FLOOR AREA: 702,09 m²
UPPER DECK USABLE FLOOR AREA: 703,04 m²
SUN DECK USABLE FLOOR AREA: 199.23 m²
Expressive and at the same time sleek and elegant lines of ZESA yacht were taken from nature as well as from shape of abstract structures and substances.All the shapes around us give the specrum of possiblities to create unique design. ZESA yacht connects exceptional styling with functionality and comfort in cruising. This Captivatingly shaped floating architecture invites us to interact with surrounding environment due to openings of each side.
design by Marlena Ratajska
The purpose of our project is an application of kite based sustainable propulsion. We know historic large ships using sails as main propulsion as well as we can see high-performance modern kiteboards achieving high velocity. Moreover, it is known that work conditions for a kite are much better than for a sail due to stronger and stable winds at significant heights – so why modern vessels don’t use the kite as a main propeller? Effect of scale causes the technical problems with building and operating the large kite, of the area of several thousand square meters. It is possible to achieve required propulsion system on the yacht aforementioned, based on these assumptions and calculations. However, the necessity of having the engine in case of emergency and in ports will cause increase in costs, prescribed by nowadays cost of oil. Using theextended system of kites, tied together, or one large kite as a main propeller may cause many problems with operating with them, especially in bad conditions. Additionally, those sails required more space in hold and complicated system of mounting, winding and folding.
It requires more qualifications from the crew and understanding wind propulsion and technical systems. However, the kite propulsion is the future of wind propulsions or even of the merchant ship propulsion and this branch should be developed and enriched with new units and new researches, which can be able on this vessel. The growing interest in the yacht by the upper classes should push the researches forward to achieve satisfactory results and enable to apply kites widely on merchant ships.
Marlena Ratajska [design, CG]
Krystian Dyczko [hull design, calculations]
Piotr Ptaszkiewic [kite storage system, calculations]
Michał Baurycza [3d model, CG]
Magdalena Szczęch [kite calculations]
HONORABLE MENTION at competition for a new concept of Transportation Hub held by Gdynia City Council (2014)
The part of the site on the other side of Zwycięstwa avenue is the quarter that closes Swietojanska street — one of the most representative roads of Gdynia’s downtown. Although now it’s occupied by cars. it is planned to be transformed into promenade in the future. The area connected to the eastern border of our site is Plymouth square — a little park, placed next to the planned location of new City Hall. Taking these both things into consideration, we decided to close also this part of Swietoianska street for cars in our project. Therefore, planned promenade could continue all the way to the interchange station at Wzgorze Swietego Maksymiliana.
Some modernistic building near Swietojanska street [due to their historical value] are protected by law from demolition . We decided to ﬁll the gaps between them with modern buildings in a similar fashion, with a lot of narrow streets that lead a pedestrian to the other side of these buildings. The back side is protected from the noise caused by cars from Zwyciestwa avenue by glass screens and new designed buildings.
Michał Baurycza [3D models, CG , architecture]
Marlena Ratajska [CG , architecture, mock-up]
Jakub Charkiewicz [CG , architecture]
HONORABLE MENTION in "New Opera House in Gdansk concept" held by Gdansk City Council (2013)
In designing the building of the New Opera we focused not only on functional solutions or enclosed structures, but also on its optimal incorporation in the environment and its functions synchronized with existing surrounding public spaces.
To maximize natural beauty of the plot located on Klodno, one of the oldest districts of Gdansk - Dolne Miasto, we decided to combine the function of opera with recreation and services. The catering- services complex located in the south-western part of the plot is a vital link between the opera, marina and the historic bastion "Boar". In order not to let roads dominate the space as visually as functionally in our area we decided to cover the main parking lot with green terrace, within which we create the skate park. This is an attempt to combine higher culture with so-called street culture and interest of young people.
Whole as a mild acctivity fused with green earth fortifications closed with picturesque Motlawa river creates the opportunity to explore the once neglected and forgotten areas.
Marlena Ratajska [architecture, CG, mock-up]
Anna Rutkowska [architecture, mock-up]
Michal Baurycza [3d, CG]
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Marlena Ratajska [architecture, CG]
Michal Baurycza [architecture, 3d, CG]
RAKOWY MARKET in Gdansk
site area: 80 000 m2
building area: 38 000 m2
buildings intensity: 2,4
green & recreation 24 000m2
residential area: 115 000m2
commercial area: 75000m2
higher standard flats 2 700 m2
communication area: 26 000 m2
surface waters: 2 630 m2
market area: 1 230 m2
the highest building: 36m
Marlena Ratajska [CG, urban design, mock-up]
Michał Baurycza [3d, CG, urban design]
ROME MOTORINO CHECK POINT
CYCLE SHELTER CONCEPT
Mock-ups of ZEN RESORT Buildings in Maldives design by MOTIV studio
RESEARCH WORKSHOPS - PARAMETRIC ROOF COVERING
for Wejherowo Church Concept
design by A.Pisarewicz & M.Ratajska