An inter-disciplinary practice offering a broad range of design consultancy services including architectural design, interior architecture, design and communication.

ATELIER PETAR KUFNER

Petar Kufner, is an architect with a diverse international background, holding a BSc in Architecture and an MA in Design from IUAV University of Venice (Italy). He pursued postgraduate studies in Transmedia at LUCA School of Arts (Belgium), focusing on the intersection of aural and visual perception. With over a decade of experience spanning across Europe and New Zealand, Petar integrates his expertise in architecture and design. His portfolio spans a wide array of projects, ranging from hospitality and residential developments to urban design and heritage architecture. Petar possesses a deep understanding of architectural design and construction processes, emphasizing BIM technology, sustainability, and social perspectives. Always eager to learn new skills and collaborate with diverse and talented professionals, Petar is driven by a commitment to creating sustainable and socially conscious architectural solutions that enhance the built environment.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

April 2023 -
Papadopoulos Associates GmbH
Madrid, Spain
Project Architect
Architecture and Planning

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Collaborated with project managers, design teams, to establish clear objectives and priorities for planning and construction architectural drawings for automotive industry, car showrooms, corporate identity (CI) guidelines, and retail architecture.

Jan. 2022 - Dec. 2022
PDP London (Madrid Studio)
Madrid, Spain
Architectural designer
Architecture and Planning

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Collaborated on stage 3 and 4 for a hospitality project, a 10 story hotel in Gibraltar, and a competition project for the Valencia's main city square. Worked on residential projects in Spain from concept to detail design and heritage architecture grade 1 project in central London by assisting to the project’s leading team in the development of drawings from planning through construction stage.

May 2019 - Aug. 2021
S.A. STUDIO
Cromwell, New Zealand
Architectural designer
Architecture, interior design, detailing

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Worked on residential, commercial and heritage architecture from concept design plans and presentation images via complete architectural drafting and detailing using Revit to the preparation of construction documentation in accordance with the NZ building codes and standards.

July 2017 - May 2019
WRD
Cromwell, New Zealand
Architectural designer
Architecture, interior design, detailing

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Involved in residential and commercial architecture by delivering presentations for proposed projects using CAD and BIM tools such as AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, 3D modelling and presentations. Exchanged information and ideas with other building design professionals and contractors to ensure design specifications align to safety standards and governmental regulations. Prepared documentation for resource consents and architectural documentation for building consents in accordance with the NZ building code.

June 2015 - Nov. 2015
ARTER
Brussels, Belgium
Architectural technician
Architecture, interior design, detailing

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Prepared information regarding construction documents and drawings by producing graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings. Visiting sites and building relationships with site managers by attending on-site and office project meetings.

Oct. 2014 - Feb. 2015
European Commission - Human Resources and Security (HR) - Communication
Brussels, Belgium
Internship
Media and Communication

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Worked on promotion of internal and external corporate activities and product communication by writing internal announcements and production of video and photo material. Interviewing MEP’s leaders, executives and employees for newspaper, magazine and videos. Assisted in media and corporate activities for communications and analyzed annual surveys to measure employee engagement.

Feb. 2014
European Parliament - Intern to Mr. Marino Baldini, MEP
Brussels, Belgium
Internship
Media, Design and Communication

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Key task was creating a new visual identity for the SDP Croatian delegation newsletter.

Oct. - Dec. 2011
ALIVE ARCHITECTURE
Brussels, Belgium
Collaboration
Co-design

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Collaboration, co-design, multidisciplinary approach for projects and competitions.

June 2010 - Sep. 2011
Architectural studio - Eligio Legović
Poreč, Croatia
Architectural Technician
Architecture, Interior design

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Involved in planning, design and construction of buildings and public spaces. Prepared construction documents and drawings by carrying out 3D and 2D designs as required and drawing up costs and other elements associated with construction projects. Visiting sites and building relationships with site managers and developing working relationships with private and public sector partners.

June 2009 - Dec. 2009
La Biennale di Venezia,
53rd International Art Exhibition, Australian Pavilion,
Venezia, Italy
Pavilion assistant
Art Exhibition

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Presented exhibited art to all visitors and kept connection with artists and curators.

Sep. 2006 - Nov. 2006
La Biennale di Venezia,
10th International Architecture Exhibition, Croatian Pavilion
Venezia, Italy
Pavilion assistant
Architecture Exhibition

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Arranged meetings and collaborative projects to keep connection with artists and curators, helped with installation of artworks and presented exhibited art to all visitors.

April 2006 - Aug. 2006
Calafati e Calafati Architetti Associati
Venezia, Italy
Architectural Internship
Architecture

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Collaborated on competition projects as a technical drawer for 2D and 3D representations, built CAD drawings and models based on by provided information.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2001 - 2006

I.U.A.V. Università Iuav di Venezia

Faculty of Architecture
Venice, Italy
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Science of Architecture

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The program combines theory and criticism (history of architecture and urban planning, restoration theory, aesthetics, architectural theory) with technical and practical training (construction, conservation, restoration, construction site management, building systems, technology for sustainability, mobility, infrastructures).

2006 - 2009

I.U.A.V. Università Iuav di Venezia

Faculty of Design and Fine Arts
Venice, Italy
Masters in Design: Visual and Multimedia Communication

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Visual and multimedia communication (graphic and interaction design, video, photography and web design).

2011 - 2013

LUCA School of Arts

Campus Sint-Lukas, KU Leuven Association
Brussels, Belgium
Advanced Masters in Transmedia (Art, Media and Design)

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The program focuses on research and its integrated mix of practice and critical thought.
AWARDS / COMPETITIONS / COURSES / WORKSHOPS / EXHIBITIONS / VOLUNTEERING
  • February 2023 Course Passive House Designer + PHPP + PHPP10, Formación Passivhaus, Passivhaus Institut accreditated center
  • March 2022 Architectural Competition Contest for ideas for new main square of Valencia, Spain (with PDP London)
  • 2018 - 2019 Volunteering Old Cromwell Inc. Society, an autonomous community – based society that has the objective of continuing the preservation and development of The Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Cromwell, New Zealand
  • December 2016 Course L’Atelier “L’Art de Cuisiner comme un Chef”, avec Chef Olivier Guyon, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France
  • 2015 - 2016 Volunteering Kiron University, open higher education for refugees, Media team, Brussels, Belgium
  • May 16 2015 Panel moderator FILE Napoli, Festival internazionale dei linguaggi elettronici, Naples, Italy
  • June 14 - 23 2013 Exhibition Excercise in Transformation, Galerie de la Reine, Brussels, Belgium
  • April - May 2013 Exhibition The Bridge between Visual and Aural, Festival van Vlaanderen, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • October 2011 Architectural Competition Human Cities, Upcycling - Urban Readymades, Brussels, Belgium
  • September 24 - 26 2008 Workshop Teach Me - Fast forward, video workshop, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy
  • September 08 - 12 2008 Workshop New Basic Design, motion graphic workshop, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy
  • November 2006 - February 2007 Course Photography and Visual Culture, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy (ESF Certificate)
  • April 2007 Architectural Competition Contest for ideas for new main square of Krapina, Croatia
  • October - December 2006 Course Design Communication, University of Industrial Design, Treviso, Italy
  • October 2006 Architectural Competition Contest for ideas for the revitalisation of the sea front in Porec, Croatia (Project selected by the jury)
  • June - July 2006 Workshop Panoramic Photography - Quick Time and VR, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy
  • May 2006 Architectural Competition School complex Giovanno Paolo II, Bonate Sopra, Italy (3rd price, with A & A Calafati architetti associati)
  • September - December 2005 Course Technique of Photography, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy (ESF Certificate)
  • January - March 2005 Course Technique of Photography, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy (ESF Certificate)

IT SKILLS

CAD / BIM / 3D


Revit

80%

AutoCAD

80%

ArchiCAD

75%

Sketch Up

85%

V-Ray

60%
Adobe CC/CS


Illustrator

80%

Photoshop

90%

InDesign

90%

Premiere Pro

75%

After Effects

60%
MS Office


Word

90%

Excell

75%

Power Point

100%

Outlook

100%
WEB


HTML 5

75%

CSS 3

75%

Java Script

45%