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Curriculum Vitae The Industry of Ingenuity Santa Teresa Rum, A Farm Industry

Sports Center “La Vinotinto� La Carlota Green Park - Sports Center

Evaluation of the Intangible Heritage Santa Elena de Uairen, The Savannah Market

Residential Complex Park Revaluation of the Existing Public Space

Refuge in Fiber

Structural Techniques in Alternative Materials


Personal Information

Education & Training

Name: Brenda L. Venegas S.

0005 - Present Architecture

Telephone: (58) 0244 - 9958371 (58) 0412 - 9650969

Technical Skills: AutoCAD 2D 3D Modeling (Revit, AutoCAD 3D, 3D MAX) PhotoShop CS5 Illustrator CS5 Mock-ups Production Interdisciplinary Team Work Microsoft Office

E-mail: brendali_venegas@yahoo.com Address: Quinta Tharis, Calle La Cantera La Trinidad Caracas, Venezuela Skype: brendalivenegas Date of Birth: October 21 1988

University of Simon Bolivar, Caracas Venezuela Last career semester. Grade Point Average: 3,75/5

Fall 2013

Participation in the 6th ALACERO Design of Steel Competition for architecture students, with the task to create a public library designed in steel located in the city of Caracas, that sought to innovate construction methods and structural design using this material.

2009 Revit Architecture Course Caracas, Venezuela

2000 - 2005 High School Diploma Unidad Eucativa Ram贸n Garc铆a de Sena La Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela


Work Experience

Languages

2013

English

2012

Italian

Volunteered for a year as Ranger at Universidad Sim贸n Bol铆var, with special training in maintenance of nurseries and reforestation.

Hapticasa C.A. Office of Architecture and Construction. Project Contributor: Participation in the development process of a project for a multifamily housing. Information: Phone: (58) 0424 -1904132(58) - (58) 0212 -4356712 e-mail: hapticasa@gmail.com

Intermediate Level. First Level approved in the Deanship of Extension at University Sim贸n Bolivar

Beginner Level. Approved in the Department of Languages at University Sim贸n Bolivar

Caracas, Venezuela

2011

Hapticasa C.A. Office of Architecture and Construction. Work Supervisor: Remodeling of the garden of a residence. Information: Phone: (58) 0424 -1904132 - (58) 0212 -4356712 e-mail: hapticasa@gmail.com

Spanish

Native Language

Caracas, Venezuela

2009

EPA C.A. : Company dedicated to the sell of goods for construction, renovation, and decoration. Consultant/Cashier Information: Phone: (58) 0212-6101300

Interests

sports and outdoor activities like swimming in pool or open water, water sports and hiking.


The Industry of Ingenuity

Santa Teresa Rum, A Farm Industry The Santa Teresa Ranch, founded in 1796, witnessed the birth of heroes of the Independence and was devastated during the Federal War; nevertheless, thanks to its owners’ efforts, it has become Venezuela’s rum cradle. Today, this 200 year old heritage, is available for the enjoyment of the general public, allowing access to monuments of the history of Venezuela, such as The Mansion of Conde Tovar and The Consejo Railway Station. In addition, visitors can access areas of the plant where rum is being processed. For the development of this project, it is suggested that there is a need to remodel Santa Teresa industry, due to the fact that rum production will double in the next few years, but keeping in mind that it must retain the farm character that defines her, and also provide the necessary spaces for the public’s interaction with the rum production processing, in a safe and didactic manner. Within the project, it is recommended to create an urban border in the north-east area of the farm, which allows for public space to the town of El Consejo, as well as educational and cultural infrastructures related to rum processing, and sports centers for the use of the community. The industrial complex is arranged in a radial shape around the symbolic Chaguaramos Cross, looking to emphasize its importance and meaning as the heart of the farm. Design IX April-July 2013 Prof. Alfredo Sanabrina, Maria C. Espinal


“La Vinotinto” Sports Center

La Carlota Green Park The 100 acres occupied by Air Base Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda (La Carlota airport) met a clear objective in the past, communicate the capital by air; however, it is evident that the dynamics of the Metropolitan Caracas of the third millennium require rethinking its use, the conditions for its development, and its integration into the urban structure. The ambitious Plan Estratégico Caracas Metropolitana 2020, which sought to achieve an environmentally sustainable, secure, and integrated city, where “La Carlota” would consolidate itself as a cornerstone of the system of public spaces in the metropolitan capital, required that a plan of action be put into motion regarding this open space in the heart of the city. Seeking solutions, the Metropolitan Mayor’s Office convened an open competition in mid-2012 for the design of a Green Park at this location. “Topographic Landscape” LC-00020 and “A Possible Map” LC-086A were found within the proposals submitted during the contest. For the development of the project presented in this portfolio both proposals were taken as a flat base, or master plan. We analyzed strengths and weaknesses of each proposal and then modified them based on a deeper and more concrete urban analysis, in order to arrive at a full and detailed result of the Park required by the city, as well as each of the facilities that would accompany it. The proposal presented in this portfolio, corresponds to the West side of the park that gathers the largest number of sports facilities. Design VIII Sept- Dec 2012 Prof. J. Navarro y Maria Isabel Espinoza


Evaluation of the Intangible Heritage Santa Elena de Uairen, The Savannah Market

Although the establishment of cities in Venezuela was part of the exploitation of natural wealth, the fact that 88,46% of the population lives in urban settlements, parallel to the coast of the Caribbean Sea, leaves without planning the occupation of territories less accessible but with great potential of resources and greater fragility in their ecosystems. Therefore, we seek to conceptualise urban models for a fragil territory such as the South of Venezuela; looking to exalt the tourist attraction, the extraction of resources, and the international trade exchange. Throughout the Venezuelan coast there are several ports, such as La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Punto Fijo and Porlamar, which allow international trade exchange, however, travelling by land there are only two points of connection, San Cristobal wich allows trade with Colombia, and Santa Elena de Uairén wich facilitates trade with Brazil.

For the development of this project, the populations of El Dorado, Santa

Elena de Uairén, and El Pauji, are taken as case studies with the objective to determine the potential of each place and plan urban strategies which allow for their development.

A regional system is proposed among these three populations, where El

Dorado plays the role of a tourist and commercial city due to the large number of a floating population, product of the constant visits from civilians to people held in the city jail, and to the extensive gold trade that exists within El Dorado.

Santa Elena de Uairen, due to its proximity with the Brazilian border and

being a free port, has great potential of becoming a commercial node in the South of the Venezuelan territory. Finally, El Pauji, thanks to its mystical nature and its proximity to natural areas of great attraction has the potential to be a tourist village, and draw many tourists throughout the year.

Design VII Jan- Mar 2012 Prof: Tomás Cervilla, Silvia Soonets, Maria I. Pocaterra


Residential Complex Park Revaluation of the Existing Public Space

Caracas is a city with urban areas where public space is in a state of abandonment and deterioration due to lack of maintenance and lack of usage that activate the urban dynamics in them, thus, becoming places conducive to crime. The workshop team that developed this project, aimed to identify the sectors of the Libertador Municipality of the city of Caracas, which were depressed, and through specific urban interventions reinvigorate the area and adjacent public spaces. The proposal is located in the Roosevelt Av., in the residential-commercial sector of Los Rosales in the metropolitan area of the capital city.

The goal of the proposal is to recover the use of

the Plaza Tiuna through the implementation of cultural facilities in the urban edge that surround the plaza, while at the same time look for the diversification of uses in the sector in order to reduce the mobilization of long journeys by residents to carry out their daily activities, as it is the case at present, always taking into account that Caracas is a city with a highly congested traffic, which is worsened by the loose zoning of usage it has. This project was carried out individually for a period of 12 weeks. Design VI Sep- Dec 2011 Prof: Enrique Cilia, Alejandro Borges, E. Morazo


Refuge in Fiber

Structural Techniques in Alternative Materials For the development of this project, there was a process of research on resistance, flexibility and durability of different types of fibers like raffia, bambucillo, wicker, rope, fiberglass, and leaves of palm, among others. Likewise, various types of tissues were analyzed and checked, in order to establish their strength under the action of tension and compression forces to determine how it would apply to the design of a refuge in real scale. Among the imposed design premises were: the elaboration of a piece that will serve as a temporary shelter for one single person maximum height 1.8 m, offer comfort to enter and move within the same, resistance to the weight exerted by the user, response to the needs of ventilation and lighting in a tropical climate, maintain reduced costs of processing, and ease of construction and transportation. Once these goals were established, the process began to design and build one piece on scale 1:1, which would prove the strength of the material and tissue as well as the efficiency of the design. The piece presented in this portfolio, was inspired by the fruit of coconut, which has both a very large resistance to compression forces as tension forces thanks to its fibers woven in 3 different directions. These three layers were applied in the design, placing a longitudinal layer with rods of willow, a radial made of rope and a third layer of longitudinal intertwined with the other previous two, also in rope. Rope and rods of willow were selected for its construction, due to their hardness, flexibility, lightness and low cost. Design IV Jan- Mar 2010 Prof: Roberto Puchetti, Alejandro VĂŠga


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