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armando romero jr mando8811@gamil.com (512)939-1487


resume

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prada store

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prada store proposal 2nd year studio

eixample block

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urban intervention in barcelona 3rd year studio

vervela

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social mediator 3rd year studio

artfarm compound

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studio+ residential development 4th year studio

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resume 2007-2012 6406 Dorchester Dr. Austin. TX 78723 512-939-1487 mando8811@gmail.com

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education

Texas A&M University College Station | TX Bachelor of Environmental Design | Architectural Studies August 2007 | May 2012 Architecture Studios: Designed house model | Prada Store | Civic-center | Social-Sustainable High-rise | Fire Station | Art-farm Compound GPA | 3.10 Pursuing Masters in Architecture.

study abroad Universitat Politecnica De Cataluyna Barcelona | Spain Spring Semester 2010 Architecture Studio: Urban Design

travel Barcelona | Amsterdam | Rotterdam | Utrecht


publications

Prada store | featured in THEOREMAS Social Mediator | Multi-Program Building for the Favela | featured in THEOREMAS Experimental structure | featured in ARCHONE

interests

skills

languages

Sustainability Digital Design Commercial Design Residential Design Materials Architectural Tectonics

3D Programs: Maya | Rhino Drafting:

AutoCAD

Rendering:

V-ray | Mental-ray | Maxwell-Render

Graphics: Craft:

Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Woodworking | Digital Fabrication

English and Spanish

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prada prada store proposal


prada store houston, texas by armando romero jr this project was about a proposal of a new prada store located in downtown houston. this project was all about the exploration of curved geometry to generate the sensuality and elegance of prada. the black exterior was the reflection of a new prada bag. with a red interior for the perfect atmospherically condition. this model was design digitally and physically fabricated. The model composed of a series of sections that were laser cut, and join together to form a single piece building.

prada aerial + perspective


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prada exterior & interior images + sections


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eixample block urban intervention in barcelona


eixample block urban intervention 22@ barcelona, spain by armando romero jr & marcia gibson

this project is about developing one of cerdà’s eixapmle blocks to generate social sustainability by designing a civic center.

this project began by analyzing and mapping sun and shadow projection. the amount of sun and shadow were mapped and number based on the direct exposure. the two maps were overlap to generate a new map. the map was used to manipulate the geometry of the building and site a civic center with a green roof that tapers down into the central courtyard to maximized the amount of sun and public space the civic center provides

eixample block mapping + process

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Grass

Concrete

Sky Light

Sky Light Sky Light

Study Room Association Rooms

Exhibition Hall

Mediateca Reception

Polivalent Space

Ludoteca


eixample block renders + axonometric


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eixample block site + plans + sections


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vervela

social mediator


vervela multi-program building for the favela paraisopolis, sao paolo, brazil reviewed by gabriel esquivel, mark gage, brennan buck, alex pincus, paul preissner, and cody davis by armando romero jr

this project confronts the issue between the community and the city and the city to the world through the implementation of a highly affectual skyscraper. a social mediator, a programmatic high rise attach to the favela, with the city’s social services and cultural programs in the hearth of sao paulo merging a slum to the city. this mega high rise is all about skin as structure, an exoskeleton system that supports itself and the interior system, these tube structures will also inhabit all mechanical systems and vertical circulation. the skyscraper will merge into the favela’s existing infrastructure generating a continuous favela

vervela site + relationship to the community


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Main Mech. Room

Markets Main Electrical Room

Banks

Cafeteria

Social Servises Storage/ Mech/Elec

Athletic Facility

Indoor Soccer

Elevators

School

Culture Facility

Mechanical Floors

Clinic Elavtors/ M-E Sys.

Parking

vervela program |systems diagrams + wall sections details


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art farm compound studio+ residential development


artfarm compound serenbe community in georgia by armando romero jr & emau vega

this project was about developing an art compound, composed of artist’s studios and living modules and the integration of mixused service facilities that both the artist and public could enjoy the concept is about the form language and the message that the building is given to its users. the concept began with a simple cube. then divided into hamlets derive from their program relationship, these connected with a central courtyard based on the building type requested. circulation and architectural language began manipulating the form. the site steep topography was a major influence in the orientation of the compound. the relationship between private and public program reorganized the form. using the guides from the axis created, the housing was dis attach but integrated into the final artfarm compound design.

artfarm compound

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artfarm compound floorplans + wall section & details


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