Portafolio de Arquitectura
luis salas jimenez
Continuous work + live studio Located deep in the southern Utah deserts, this work/live art studio is intended to proved its occupants with a stress free environment to conduct their studies and designs with out the hassles of a busy city atmosphere. The floor plan of the structure symbolize the stroke of a brush; smooth and effortless. When in a proper mindset, art is an constant uninterrupted transition. No thoughts, no boundaries, simply the ease of movement.
Emotion + Dogma multi-faith complex Belief systems set boundaries in order to support our wellbeing; essentially guiding us through a righteous path. Yet, if followed blindly, it may do just the opposite. It is our duty as individuals with unique situations and ideals to be able to see past these contexts and identify what is best for ourselves. This project seeks to find a balance between the emotions of faith and its dogmas. A harmony of faith and the material world.
Comfort the fieldhouse repurposed The summers are too hot and the winters too cold. The seasons in Utah allow only for a pinch of perfect weather. Fueled by the idea of community and the existing structureâ€™s large unobstructed interior space, I would like to envision the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse as a green interior that may be enjoyed year round.
Undressed the hidden landscape Designed with the intent to reveal the past use of this building and the history of sex work and marginalized communities of the past. This installation is meant to be proactive in a space that is part of a religious and business culture. It becomes a reminder for the injustices women to this day are faced with and continue to navigate through. The visual mural and message of the installation challenges misogyny in todayâ€™s cultural landscape.
group project: Angelica Fierro, Zac Williams, Luis Salas design execution and images are my own work*
The location for Commercial Street was deeply intertwined with social, political, and economic forces of the place. Location was very much intentional regarding race, class and gender. Its placement hidden behind a very successful commercial industry that generated a busy social atmosphere mirrored the cultures religious beliefs. â€œWomen sold sex in locations that, in a physical and metaphorical sense, constituted the backside or underworld of this emerging business zoneâ€? - Jeffrey Nichols Religion often is very patriarchal and misogynistic regarding woman and sexuality. Since this landscape was colonized and the city established by a religious community these views and values are infused in the place, therefore sex work becomes hidden and unspoken. Along racial lines Red Light districts were intentionally established and allowed to run business in low-income communities of color.
The Artifact rediscover green river Green River, Utah has seen a dramatic decrease in its population as the younger demographics move to the city. Along with other poorly designated infrastructure, the local dynamics of the town have been seriously affected. The aftermath of these event has left much of the public in the dark regarding what Green River has to offer. The natural landscape surrounding the town is vast and wondrous. This project seeks remind the public and visitors of such spaces by providing a simulation of such natural spaces.
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group project: Angelica Fierro, Zac Williams, Luis Salas physical model was created with the help of Braden Weir*
Undergraduate Architectural Portfolio_University of Utah 2018