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PORTFOLIO SELECTED WORKS 2015-2018

BRIAN TORRES NEGRÓN


BRIAN TORRES NEGRÓN briantorres26@gmail.com 787.453.4549

EDUCATION

AWARDS / COMPETITIONS

BACHELOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

2018

SUMMER STUDY TRIP

2015

Portugal, Spain, France

NCSC HONOR SOCIETY MEMBER

2014 2013

2018-PRESENT

Architect in training

2018

Architect in training

DE LA LOSA BRAND

2016-2017

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS

2015-2016

Partner/ Designer

Computer technique assistant - UPRRP

LANGUAGES SPANISH ENGLISH

2018

BEEBREDERS: Nemrut Volcano Eyes

2018

YAC: Italian Fashion Hub

2018

AIAS : Recycable Fashion Show

2016

AIAS : Architecture through the details

2016

IINAS: Best project in second year

2015

Particpant

EXPERIENCE

FLORES KEARNS, CSP

GLADE: Landscape design

Particpant

High School

EDGARDO PEREZ ARCHITECTS

2018

First Place + construction

UPRRP Chapter

DR. PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS

GRAPHIC DESIGN Third Place

School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico

Participant

Third Place

First Place

SKILLS AUTOCAD

ADOBE INDESIGN

RHINO

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

SKETCHUP

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

V-RAY

MICROSOFT OFFICE

GRASSHOPPER


SELECTED WORKS 2015-2018

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TEPHRA

TEPHRA OBSERVATORY

Collaborative Project Beebreders Competition: Nemrut Volcano Eyes Studio Advisor: Francisco Rodriguez & Rafael Vargas Spring 2018 Location: Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

entrance of the stone-shaped structure draws the visitor inside. Furthermore, the spectator receives diverse and specific views of the site through a spiral stair. At the culmination of the loop, Tephra opens itself towards the volcano. Thus, allowing the visitor to have the feeling of being inside one and providing one last scenic sight.

Nemrut Volcano contains breathtaking views that are inaccessible to the public. The aim of the project consisted of creating a narrative throughout the designed path, by extracting volcanic rocks, thus creating unique panoramic points. All the landmarks have their unique print of the building. As a result, each area gives the visitor glimpses of what will be encounter. At the end of the pathway, the visitant comes face to face with a monumental building named Tephra. Made from the volcanic rocks, it captures the fluid essence of a volcano. The

My task in this project was to focus on the design of the observatory and make the drawings, such as plans, elevations, and sections. I collaborate in the diagrams of the building, as well as developed my own set of renders for the portfolio.

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Site Diagram First Lookout Point 1 Second Lookout Point 2 Third Lookout Point 3 Volcano Observatory 4

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Enclousure The solid-shaped building captures the fluid of the volcano inside.

Ascention

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A spiral loop ascends, gradually providing 360 pictures through the building.

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Isometric Diagram

The spiral loops finally reach the top exterior, resulting in a panoramic scene of the site.

Building on site 1 Interior spiral stair 2 Framed views 3

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BIOGRAFT

BIOGRAFT SOCIAL HOUSING

Individual Project Institutional Studio Advisor: Anna Georas Spring 2017 Location: Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico

views of the site, thus establishing a direct connection with nature. These social housing cubes are interconnected by a path that, adapting to the slope, guides the visitor/ resident through the forest, and reveals public terraces that pay tribute to natural elements of the site such as the treehouse, fountain, recreational areas and meeting places.

A tree house floats above the site, surrounded by an unexpected forest; the barriers between nature and architecture disappear. Inspired by the secret urban cove, BioGraft fuses the home to the site. Four clusters, each consisting of 6 dwelling units offer a total of 24 homes in the forest. The cube-like shelters respond to the existing trees on the site. Furthermore, they react to the multiplicity of

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Isometric drawing 1 Site and exterior pedestrian circulation 2 Dwelling units 3 Vertical circulation

Conserved trees on site

Site concept diagram This site diagram shows how the orientation of the units respects the majority of the vegetation. It creates a dynamic relationship between private and public views between each dwelling. Also, the modules connect to the main pedestrian circulation, which leads to the tree house and primary plaza.

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1 Concrete Slab 2 Concrete Slab Foundation 3 Concrete Finish Floor 4 Block Low Wall 5 Aluminium Frame 6 Glass Wall 7 Prefabric Concrete 8 Horizontal Steel Joint 9 Stainless Steel 10 Steel Cable Hanger 11 Drip 12 Steel Anchor Bar 13 Single Ply Membrane 14 Stainless Steel Flashing 15 Water Proof Membrane 16 Rigid Roof Insulation

Model Acrilic housing units, on top of a concrete site as base.

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A PATH THROUGH FASHION

A PATH THROUGH FASHION FASHION HUB

Collaborative Project YAC Competition Studio Advisor: Francisco Rodriguez & Rafael Vargas Spring 2018 Location: Bologna, Italy

Connected by a pedestrian runway, it gives the user a changing experience. The visitor only appreciates the project when moves through it. Also, this morphological transition projects to the skin and the roof terraces of the buildings. The first one becomes the new image and first impression of Centergross. An elegant perforated layer designed to project the movement of fashion. The unified nine buildings take advantage of the natural light. Therefore, the spectator can witness the presence that reflects the project. Either by pedestrian, vehicular or air transportation.

Centergross is the capital of fast fashion in Italy and the world. The aim of this project consists of giving a new image to it, to match the innovative work that goes in its interior. This proposal divides into three phases. These aspects being the construction of the main structure, the intervention of the secondary buildings and the urban design. Fashion is a concept that has always been in constant change and innovation. It requires a design process where we conceptualize it, makes it, produces it, and sell it. As a result, the chain of nine buildings becomes a narrative that reflects the design process. A Path Through Fashion is a project whose interior form and program are in constant transformation.

My task was to focus on designing and making all the drawings of the main building. I made the renders and the axonometric diagrams presented. Furthermore, I collaborate in the design of the second and third phase.

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Concept Diagram

Fashion process

Program Distribution Think It School Administration

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Thinking Spaces Open Spaces Conference Spaces

Individual Spaces Colective Spaces Silent Room

Open Spaces Conference

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Individual Offices Meating Room Colective Offices Relax Room

Open Spaces Relax Areas Comercial Spaces

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Site diagram Main building proposal Vehicular circulation Pedestrian circulation Urbanism intervention Vegetation on site

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A PATH THROUGH FASHION

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Main Building Entrance 1 Library 2 Polivalent Space 3 Auditorium 4 Administration/Offices 5 School Administration 6 Food Court 7 Green Area 8 Relaxation Area 9 Lunch Room 10 Classrooms 11 Workshop 12 Exhibition Room 13 Meeting Room 14 Spa 15

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TO SEE. TO FEEL.

TO SEE. TO FEEL TINY HOUSE

Individual Project Institutional Studio Advisor: Robin Planas & Blanquita Calzada Spring 2016 Location: Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

indoor pool, while another elevates the view to the mountains. This area has a system of stairs that also functions as a storage room, and at night it becomes the bedroom. The private program, being the kitchen and the bathroom regulated the space to look at the forest. Conclusively, all these spaces converge in the center of the dwelling where a skylight bath them and the guest can appreciate the four extraordinary views the house has to offer.

Located in the heart of Las Curias lake, this tiny house rests over a floating platform of 15 sq.ms. Various elements, such as the lake, the sky, the mountains, the trees, and their sounds forged the landscape that surrounds this project. The house 'TO SEE. TO FEEL' fragments itself in four spaces, that at the same time breaks down the image of the landscape by focusing on every aspect. This way, all the zones become an amplifier of sensations for the guest. The program of the house determines the design and orientation of each volume. One submerges into the lake and becomes an

The project received an award in the undergraduate Research Congress (Iinas) of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus in the year 2015-2016.

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Concept Diagram Recognition 1 Molded 2 Exaltation 3

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Isometric drawing Four unique views of the surrounding context Wood facade Base, furniture and stairs system as storage Columns Wood platform Floating system

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Bedroom / Storage Indoor pool Kitchen Bathroom Atrium Platform

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TO SEE. TO FEEL.

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BLOOM

BLOOM LANDSCAPE

Collaborative Project Competition: Glade Spring Park Competition Studio Advisor: Francisco Rodriguez & Rafael Vargas Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Location: Puerto Nuevo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Inspired by the fragrance Enchanted Floral Garden, this landscaped park has numerous plants that attract the visitor visually and produces pleasant odors. It guides him through a vibrant trail composed of different gardens, where the highlight of those trails is the presence of a flamboyant. Each garden marks zones where the neighborhood of the

parkland JesĂşs T. PiĂąero could use in multiple ways, such as festivals for artisans and musicians. Additionally, enormous amounts of trees can offer families a shelter under its shadows, in the uninvolved zones. My task focused on the design of the park. Also, I made all the drawings, the diagrams, and collaborate on the model. First Place

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BLOOM

Axonometric Drawing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Philo Monstera Heliconia (Golden Torch) White river rock Tradescantia spathacea Sansiveria Bantes (Lengua de Vaca) Pachystachys Lutea Helecho Velezolano

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Landscape Proposal

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Basketball Court Gazebo Playground Existing Vegetation Circulation Light Poles

Flora Intervention Pasive Area Active Area Post-intervention Activity

Urban Furniture Existing Trees Flora Existing Vegetation Proposed Trees

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BLOOM

Model with a PVC base, top with canson papers as vegetation and basswood to represent the paths.

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STALAGMITE

STALAGMITE STAIRS

Individual Project Institutional Studio Advisor: MarĂ­a Gabriela Flores Fall 2015 Location: Teorical Site

The purpose of this project was to design a stair from the study and abstraction of a geometric shape. Inspired by the language of the stalagmites, it segments itself in layers that overlap. As a result, creates the stairs and the spaces to transit and inhabit.

Stalagmite is a cave-like stair that breaks all schemes of a typical stair, an element meant as a transitional space. It becomes a place to wander through it and explore. Also, it engages the user with an unusual architecture, that reflects an element of nature, the cave.

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STALAGMITE

Composition This composition represents the abstraction of the square with different textures to generate zones. The resut is a rocky appearance where you can see the squares overlapping and creating a hierarchy between forms.

3D Composition The 2d composition is traduced into a 3d diagram that starts to relate and combine different patterns to create distinctive layers that are fuse and stack on top of each other.

Concept Model The several layers are later stack on top of each other on a 3d model, to start generating spaces and possible stair steps.

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STALAGMITE

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AIAS RFS

AIAS RFS FASHION DESIGN

Collaborative Project Competition: AIAS RSF Spring 2016 Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

The competition aims to create a clothing piece, but by only using reuse materials. Truck tires are a dirty item, accumulated in dumps. However, people often forget or do not have the knowledge that is a reused component. For this reason, we took this object as the primary material for the dress and tried to capture the curves and

and tried to capture the curves and undulations of it. As a result, we transform this zone consisted of several modules that sewed together. On the other hand, the top piece, which contains only one module, carved from a single tire. My task was to design the dress and to cut the different modules of it.

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LEAF

LEAF

WOOD KERFING DESIGN Individual Project Institutional Advisor: Rafael Vargas Spring 2018 Location: University of Puerto Rico

The purpose of this project was to design and make an object, by solely using wood kerfing techniques. The concept of the pattern design originated from the organic form of a plant and their capacity to bend naturally. As for the object, the purpose was to rethink the four-cup takeaway holder. Thus, making a smaller and more customize coffee bag that

can bend and reused. LEAF is a product that can change its state depending on the needs of the user. At first, it seems like this rigid wood panel with a pattern. However, the person can mold it to use it as a coffee bag when needed. In the end, the object returns to its original rigid state once fulfill his purpose.

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ARTWORK

ARTWORK GRAPHIC DESIGN

Individual Project Institutional & Personal Advisor: Robin Planas Spring 2018 Location: University of Puerto Rico

Dreaming Awake, the composition in the upper left, explores the ground/figure technique. Tells the story of a woman who has all these dreams in her mind and decides to achieve them, thus making them her reality.

Apotheosis of Nature, the composition on the upper right, is a one out of a three series composition. It is a piece where this geometric abstract architecture glorifies the presence of nature.

Melt, the composition on the bottom left, uses the WPAP technique. Is a colorful and bright work that breaks the typical full-face portrait, by disfiguring it. Furthermore, to create depth in the piece, it was divided into zones that showcase their color pallets and shapes of different sizes.

ZABA, the composition on the bottom right, inspires from the music album ZABA of Glass Animals. This work reflects the psychedelic vibe, as well as the modest nature and animals sounds that become the essence of their music. The use of circles and lines were an essential part to project all these elements.

Third and Fourth Place on the anually graphic design ompetition of the School of Architecture, in the University of Puerto Rico.

All the artwork began from hand sketch and then traduce in adobe illustrator.

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BRIAN TORRES NEGRÓN briantorres26@gmail.com 787.453.4549


Profile for Brian Torres

Architecture Portfolio / Brian Torres - Selected Works 2015-2018  

Bachelor degree in Environmental Design at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico.

Architecture Portfolio / Brian Torres - Selected Works 2015-2018  

Bachelor degree in Environmental Design at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico.

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