As a very young architectural intern in 2005 in Paris,
I could participate in this exciting project in Reykjavik. I worked on physical models and on 2D images on booklets and plans.
I learned from the whole team and especially from the great architect Toshihiro KUBOTA. He taught me how to work with colours, compositions and images in format.
He influenced me in my future projects to be more brave and experimental.
This project remains unfinalized. The image is taken from the AJN website.
In 2007 I was part of the team of the competition for
UC Irvine Arts Center in EYRC former Steven Ehrlich Architects located in Culver City in Los Angeles. I was working mainly on 2D images in Photoshop, creating plans and elevations but also putting people to renderings. I enjoyed that part so much. I had a tough and excellent supervisor, Harvard educated architect, Patricia Rhee. Patricia would never let me do any unperfect work. I had to redo images over and over again. But I learnt so much! Patricia definitely gave me a valuable lesson for my future life. To be more hardworking and open-minded when I work on any project.
The image on the right is from the website of EYRC.
Münster Cultural Forum
MADMA / MAXWAN Architects and Urbanists
In 2003 in Rotterdam I had the pleasure to meet the dutch architect and urbanist Rienst Dijkstra nad japaneese architect HIROKI MATSUURA.
Rients Dijkstra as an office leader gave me the opportunity to design a gallery for this competition, I was only 22 years old and I felt very creative and free in this office. I worked closely with Hiroki Matsuura.
He was my supervisor and he taught me how to work with composition in a plan, drafting in AutoCAD.
I felt like I am a part of the family of MAXWAN. MADMA architects.
Heineken Bar to Paris
In 2003 I was accepted to the first internship in my life.
It was in Amsterdam to the office of NL Architects.
I had the impression I belong to NL Architects and to Amsterdam. I cycled every day to Albert Hein and I prepared lunches.
I participated in an exciting project, a competition for Beer Bar in Paris. I could design everything from the beginning and prepare a final presentation.
Amsterdam, my love! In 2002 we moved to the Netherlands for one year with my future husband Adam. We both started to attend Academies in Amsterdam. We were searching for a new home together almost for 2 months. We had to stay in a tent for 3 weeks in Amsterdam Nord and cycle to school 40 min often in rain. The topic Ideal Home was great. I asked basic questions about what does it mean to me
to have a home and how it looks.
I designed a project inspired by the universe and planets. Each planet each activity at home:
sleeping, cooking, storage, working, relaxing.
By the time 2004/2005, I was in Paris as a free mover student at l’Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Val de Seine. The school was located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés just in The Beaux-Arts de Paris campus near Pont des Arts. It was the Paris environment that I loved, just magical full of history and beauty. I spend so much time in Paris museums and parks, I visited monuments. I cycled through Paris to enjoy the city as much as I could. This project is the hotel, that I designed inspired by monuments of Paris in the location where there is only Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand.
In 1999 I started to study Faculty of Architecture, Technical University in Liberec. I graduated in 2006 with my Master Degree diploma as Ing. arch.
These seven years were extraordinary. I met new friends and my future husband here. The school was "small, dynamic and open" as our dean professor Jiří Suchomel said many times. I simply loved FUA TUL, former FA TUL, I love the people most. I learnt how to
design independently, how to experiment in architecture and how not to be afraid of failure.
This project was a competition to Palm Desert in CA, USA. It was a university building and I was dreaming about palm trees and sunshine in rainy Liberec. What was the truth, in Liberec it was the best place to work
without distraction and focus on architectural projects.
I was designing under the supervision of Vít Máslo.
There were 4 phases of the design: analysis, concept,
work in progress, final presentation.
This matte painting job was very important for me and my future digital artist career. I learnt so many new features in Photoshop and matte painting. I met new friends in UPP too.
Author : Ing. arch. Markéta Gebrian
I never stop working on my portfolio. I improve my graphic design every year and I try to focus my portfolio for each open call that I send my work.
It is a job that will never end, and I love it!