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André Corrêa: Portfolio


Lots of Lots!

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Chicago Pedway

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House in Galicia

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Lots of Lots!

Academic Project - UIC - Fall ‘10 Professor: Elva Rubio Team: AndrĂŠ CorrĂŞa, Michael Pecirno, Peter Lukacs, Maksim Charapakha Title: Midwest to Nowhere Site: Indianapolis, IN

urbanism as informed by the Midwest culture. Midwest research showed a predominant reliance on the automobile both for travel and as a cultural driver. Indianapolis research showed the predominant reliance on sports and its concomitant events as major economic drivers. occupation based on event and non-event days. As a response, we take the formal implication of the car (the ramp) and utilize it to create a landscape ground level while providing public space at the roof level. Emphasis is also placed on the transformative nature of the roof, which is designed to create event opportunities as well as to support existing event infrastructure.


Research Book Collection of spreads in book created from research.


Indianapolis is a sports town whose economy is based on the various pro sports seasons.

downtown condition dominated by parking lots.

However, the proximity to such events, amenities, and infrastructure creates an

Research Synopsis

Because of the city’s economy, the site’s location and the region’s dependence on the automobile, parking is a requirement.

1. Ground level should maintain transparency. 2. Public programs are vital to the street. and the cars- this is not a suburb. 4. Streets should remain urban whenever possible. 5. Parking on street only- no lots.

Rules/Design Guidelines

lot as an urban catalyst and an agent of change.

1. Residential, public, and commercial space is vital to these areas. the roof must be carried through sections. 3. Parking is permissible- but spaces

Based on research, with the aim to create an urban condition that embraces the car.

A synopsis of research on the region, city, site and sports as an economic driver.

1. Roofs are to be accessible by the public. 2. Roofs are to be active and occupied. anywhere else. Activity needs to be programmed. 5. Cars should also be able to access the roof however no permanent parking is allowed.


Begin with a normative ground condition and delineate into strips.

Push and pull strips to create ramps (the formal expression of the car) and multilevel conditions.

with parking in order to replace lost parking at ground level.

section with programming and hybrid parking spaces.

Pinch and stretch to create moments of overlap which connect the individual strips and allow for lateral movement.

Activate and occupy the roof. Enjoy!

Formal Strategy and Programmatic Diagram system.


Programmatic Distribution

Programs at the base level determine the formal expression of the roof, which is then activated through event driven programs.


Base Plan and Section Hyper-programmed base and longitudinal section.


Roof Plan and Section

Hyper-programmed roof and lateral section.


Downtown Indianapolis


Nigh time tailgating during a rainy Colt’s game.

Drive in movie theatre next to towers.


Skate park at base of tower in the summer time.

Basketball court underneath parking, across from retail and with the Indiana Pacer’s arena in the background.

Renders

Views of different programs at roof and base levels.


Marfa

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Academic Project - UIC - Fall ‘09

Professor: Dan Wheeler Team: André Corrêa, Daniel Karas, Title: Material Testing Pilgrimage Site: Marfa, TX qualities of a given material as an expression of three randomly chosen adjectives. were heavy, loud and warm. in historical and contemporary building. Marfa, TX was also a subject of research- of cultural phenomenon know as the Marfa lightsunexplained shimmers of light seen in the distant (seemingly empty) desert.

blocks were acrylic glass sheets which served as a conductor to light.


East Elevation

Section A-A

South Elevation

Section B-B

Elevations and Sections strategies for custom CMU block.


Section Detail - Floor and Door Connection

Section Detail - Roof and Window

Roof Plan

+3’

Roof Plan, Level 1 and Section Details

Roof plan and plan at +3’ as well as details showing extensive green roof and window and door solutions.


Chicago Pedway

Professional Project - MAS Studio - Fall ‘11 Author: Iker Gil Team: Iker Gil, André Corrêa, Michelle Benoit Type: Speculative Proposal Site: Chicago, IL

connected interstitial spaces which connects buildings across 40 blocks in downtown Chicago. In its current form, the system is lacking in a comprehensive identity, clear access, proper lighting, programmatic diversity and, in general, any qualities that

the pedway beyond a set of tunnels- making it into a destination that utilizes architecture as a catalyst for programmatic and cultural activation.


Map of the Pedway and Potential Programs a variety of programmatic needs.


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Pedway CafĂŠ

By introducing a new geometry into the environment, the space can be activated by new programs and new ways of occupations.


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Movies in the Pedway becomes a park replete with libraries, galleries, cultural exhibitions and the only winter-time movie in the park!


Macy’s Park stores, farmer’s markets, and other activities in need of large areas.


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Light and Sculptural Installations Light and sculptural elements activate the formerly banal connection tunnels and bridges.


Additional Programs Bar, Cheese Shop, Library, Gallery, Workpods, Meeting rooms, and classrooms


House In Galicia

Professional Project - MAS Studio - 2011 Author: Iker Gil & Julie Michiels Team: Iker Gil, Julie Michiels, AndrĂŠ CorrĂŞa Type: Proposal Site: Galicia, Spain

Originally a 19th century rectory, this project proposed a renovation of the former farmhouse into a contemporary bead and breakfast. as well as an outdoor kitchen, outdoor storage and living area. organized into a series of voids that provide visual and spatial connections between the occupied spaces. gallery and wine cellar, with access to the outside as a large guest gathering space for eating, working bedroom and terrace overlooking the nearby river. Within the property but outside the house, are three more private apartments, a kitchen, sauna and terrace area; all of which extends the activities of the house outside into the open space.


Voids and Views gathering room, as well as lighting the stairwell.


Ground Floor

First Floor

Second Floor

Perforations and Plans Diagram demonstrating where corten steel windows, doors and voids are placed.


Voids and Views well as a window that looks down into the main dining/gathering room.


Views of the Interior and the library with bamboo garden.


Courtyard and Typical Apartment View of the courtyard with terrace and apartment entrances and of a typical apartment.


Other Media Projects Which Demonstrate Breadth


Race to Build Building height diagrams by Iker Gil and André Corrêa Published in MAS Context SPEED - Fall of 2011


Website Development

Websites created for the quarterly journal MAS Context and for MAS Studio’s business website.


Andre Correa: Portfolio  

Architectural Portfolio of Andre Correa- Featuring Academic and Professional Work

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