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Angelo Razo Architecture Portfolio 2015

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Potrero Hill Library

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Arch 100A: Fundamentals of Design | Instructor: Rudy Pakravan | Fall 2013

Good Food

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Arch 100B: Fundamentals of Design | Instructor: Jay Atherton | Spring 2014

Amazon Distribution Center

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Arch 100C: Architectural Design III | Instructor: Patrick Lynch | Fall 2014

Black Box Theater

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Arch 100D: Architectural Design IV | Instructor: Darell Fields | Spring 2015

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Potrero Hill Library Arch 100A: Fundamentals of Design | Fall 2013

The Potrero Hill Library project was the commencement of architectural design methodologies. The conceptual articulation was developed through a thorough site analysis that extracted a peculiar characteristic embedded within the site. In this case, the system

Nodes

of nodes appeared as a convening factor of human interaction and a directive force of movement through optical manipulation.

Planes

Power Lines

Site Plan 4

Site Analysis


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Portrero Hill Library The program for the Potrero Hill Library was Form Intersection Process

organized through different “perspective volume” interactions. These interactions create a “node”, a space that congregates users and disperses them to other spaces in the library. The dispersion is amplified through the “perspective volumes” which dictate specified direction.

Parallel Form Intersection

Perspective Form Intersection

Multiple Form Intersection

Volume Relationships 6

Form Generation


Main Library

Computer Room

Central Stair Central Lobby Administration Lobby

Entrance Lobby

Volume Relationships Diagram 7


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Portrero Hill Library The floor plans are identifiers of both the node system and “perspective form planning”. The nodes serve as a gathering and dispersement space. The “perspective

planning”, on the other

hand, displays both a programmatic space and the

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directed influence instilled in the form.

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Ground Level Floor Plan 8


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Second Level Exterior Floor Plan

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Third Level Floor Plan 9


Portrero Hill Library The sectional properties also portray the concept of nodes and figural force. Section A, for instance, shows an strong

Main Library

indication of the volumetric perspective.

Entrance Lobby

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Computer Lab

Computer Lab

Administration

Section B

Exterior Lounge

Central Lobby

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Good Food Arch 100B: Fundamentals of Design | Spring 2014

The Good Food project is a culmination of a sensual user experience and sustainability, both of which are developed through the concept of “porosity”. In this case, the “porous” concept was a method of controlling the amount of senses one could experience. This was done so through the stacking of modules (planks) that created different levels of porosity. The modules also performed sustainable tasks such as shading, ventilative openings and thermal properties.

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Sensory Qualities Open Sensory Sight Scent Sound

Glass Sensory Sight

Congested Sensory Scent Sound

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Conceptual Cut The Conceptual Cut was an

Explosive Bolt

archetype for the construction

Brace

of

the

Good

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identified

Food the

project. possible

1/4� Rod

assembly for constructing an deal condition in the design. In this case, what is presented is a porous instant and the components utilized to create

Wood Plank 1/4� Rod Concrete Joist Girder Beam Column

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Section A

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Sustainability The

sustainable

features

were also manipulated by the stacking of modules (planks). The distances between modules allowed for different levels of shading, ventilative and thermal conditions.

Sustainable Qualities Shadows Cool Air Heat

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Ground Floor Plan

Ground RCP

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Level 2 Floor Plan

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Level 2 RCP

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Level 3 Floor Plan

Level 3 RCP

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Level 4 Floor Plan

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Amazon Distribution Center Arch 100C: Architectural Design III | Fall 2014

The Amazon Distribution Center project was a study of “porosity” and development of methods for controlling porous

moments

while

simultaneously

creating

different spatial conditions. In this case “porosity” was an exaggerated approach derived from existing site conditions that enabled porous instances to adapt to its environment.

Site Plan 22


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Porosity Site Analysis An intensive study was done on a San Francisco site to identify porous conditions. In these diagrams, the study represents different levels of user access. First level porosity is open to primary any individual and includes parks, convenience store etc. The more restrictive, or less porous, levels where spaces utilized the more affluent users, and include private offices, and high security spaces.

First Level Porosity Secondary Level Porosity Tertiary Level Porosity Fourth Level Porosity

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Program Sectional Arrangement

Program Access

Continuous Porosity

Negative Spatial 26

Porous Subtraction Diagram


Sectional Studies Sectional studies were used to identify different levels of porosity. “Minimal porosity” included no connection to other spaces, “single porosity” had some open paths, and

Minimal Porosity

Single Porosity

Continuous Porosity

“continuous porosity” offered full access to different spaces.

Sectional Studies 27


Least Porous Zones Most Porous Zones

Porous Plan Overlay

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2nd Floor


Porosity Overlay Different levels of porosity were noted through plans. What became more interesting, however, was its relationship to sections. “Striping� allowed for a more precise method of identifying different levels of porosity.

Porous Strips

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Enclosing Interaction 2 3 4

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Horizontal Interaction 5

Section A 3

Tangential Interaction

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Vertical Interaction

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Ground Interaction

Spatial Instances 30

Physical Section Model

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Elevation View

Plan View

Porosity Overlay The addition of an AirBnb was rather a found experience that created a relationship with porosity. Finding a space through porous conditions allowed for different spatial instances.

AirBnb Spatial Extraction 31


Black Box Theater Arch 100D: Architectural Design IV | Spring 2015

This project extracted concepts from three images which ultimately were composed into spaces with different relationship characteristics. The prime concept, however, was the issuance of absurdity represented through the “inaccessibility�, spaces that could be seen but appeared inaccessible to the user.

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Black Box Theater The three images consisted of a site, a play and photograph. The site used in this project referenced John Hejduk’s site Victims. The idea derived from this site was the observation of “tangencies”, or occasions of geometrical contact at one point. From the photograph, “Photographer Robert Doisneau” by Arnold Newman there was instances of overlapping of objects. Lastly was the play “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Becket, which identified intersections between different objects in the image.

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Victims: John Hejduk

Photographer Robert Doisneau: Arnold Newman

Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett

Tangencies

Overlap

Intersections

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Black Box Theater The site analysis superimposes all the concepts identified in the three images to construct visual relationships amongst all characteristics. Tangencies, Tangential Objects

overlapping and intersections are all presented into one montage.

Tangential Relationships

Tangential Intersection

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Hejduk Victims Site Analysis


Artifact The artifact was 3 dimensional construct

of

the

relationships

identified in the images. Here , the process is shown for how the Artifact was created.

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Porosity Overlay The same methods used to analyze Hejduk’s Victims site were used to identify similar conditions in the city of San Francisco (left). The site on the right depicts a magnified view of specified site (adjacent to SFSU) and site suited for the Black Box Theater. SF Site Analysis SFSU Site Analysis

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John Hejduk: Inaccessibility

Hejduk’s Dilemma House

Totem Section Hejduk’s Victims Library

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Hejduk’s Medusa’s


The Inaccessible One

of

the

absurd

conditions

found

in Hejduk’s work was the creation of inaccessible

moments.

These

included

spaces, stairs and shafts. This became the defining factor for experincing absurdity

1st Level Floor Plan

and creating such conditions in the Black Box Theater.

2nd Level Floor Plan

Inaccessible Model

Inaccessible Plan Extraction

3rd Level Floor Plan

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Angelo Razo: Architecture Portfolio Berkeley CED 2015  
Angelo Razo: Architecture Portfolio Berkeley CED 2015  
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