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PORT FO CAROLINA LIBARDI _ARCHITECTURE PLANNING [2016]


GYE Airport

// Project Definition - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Status:

Ongoing

Client:

Airport Authority of Guayaquil

Cost:

N/A

Area:

120,000 m2 (Terminal)

Role:

Terminal Planner

Project Overview: Aviation demand in the Guayaquil Region is currently served by Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, until the opening of the New Guayaquil International Airport, planned for 2024. The Airport Authority of Guayaquil has determined that the existing airport will not be able to meet Guayaquil’s long-term aviation needs. The terminal capacity of 7 million passengers is projected to be reached in the mid-term; and even if the terminal is expanded, the single runway and confined airfield would eventually limit growth. The Authority’s vision is to develop a first class, high capacity airport system for the region that is responds to existing and future demands for passengers and air-cargo operations, and provides a multi-modal gateway, logistics cargo service center that fosters commercial trade, and serves as a catalyst for Countrywide economic development. Responsibilities: As Team Leader of the Terminal Planning group, my role includes terminal architectural programming, pre-conceptual design of the terminal, and aircraft parking. I also assisted the Senior Master Planner calculate architectural requirements and run gate models. For more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAC1sBeZRk8

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2024

Phasing Alternative Analysis

2059

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BRZ Network

// Strategic Capacity Improvement - Brazil

Status:

Ongoing

Client:

FCMF/ ITA; USTDA (funder)

Cost:

N/A

Area:

N/A

Role:

P. Manager/Terminal Planner

Project Overview: The objective of the project is to present methodologies for calculating terminal and apron capacity at Brazilian airports, in addition to calculating capacity using the agreed upon methodology at three (3) airports: (1) Santos Dumont, (2) Salvador, and (3) Porto Alegre. We applied simulation and spreadsheet modeling to assess and quantify the impact of implementing initiatives and modifications recommended in earlier phases of the project. Baseline models of each of the agreed upon functional areas were developed using CAST™ and Excel (proprietary model developed exclusively for this project). Using the assumptions collected from site surveys, the models were calibrated to match actual conditions. Conceptual sketches were developed to illustrate the extent of each problem area and impact of each alternative. Examples of alternatives include: additional facilities, queue layout modifications, operational protocols (i.e., gate assignments, ticket counter allocation). The concepts sketches were evaluated against a series of scoring criteria and narrowed down to one preferred concept per airport. The selected airports were chosen as case studies for small, medium and large hubs, and the methodology developed for this project is being implemented by aviation authorities throughout the entirety of the Brazilian airport network. Responsibilities: As both Project Manager and Terminal Planner, my role includes developing alternatives, simulation modelling (CAST), and general project management responsibilities.

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Halcyon Hotel

// Luxury Hospitality - Limassol, Cyprus

Status:

Construction (open 2018)

Client:

Stademos Hotels PLC

Cost:

N/A

Area:

240 keys // 22 residential units

Role:

Architectural Designer

Project Overview: Halcyon Hotel and Residences is a 240 key hotel and residential tower located on the Mediterranean sea East of Limassol, Cyprus. Set upon a beachfront parcel outside the resort town of Limassol on the south coast of Cyprus, this hotel offers spectacular 180-degree views of the Mediterranean Sea. In direct contrast to the buildings’ stark outlines, natural, locally-sourced materials, such as local gavro stone, copper and white plaster, provide a direct reference to regional architecture and culture. On this arid island, a sustainable approach to design and construction was paramount – locally-sourced materials, passive cooling, solar and wind power, and gray-water use all contribute to the sustainable design. The five-star hotel will include a destination spa with private pool, infinity-edge formal pools, a signature destination restaurant, and conference center with outdoor event facilities. When complete, Halcyon will be the most luxurious hotel in the area. Responsibilities: As designer at SB Architects, my role included all aspects of the architectural design of the project, from initial conceptual sketches to complete design development. Master planning and landscape architecture designed by SKS Studio. For more: http://www.sb-architects.com/project/halcyon/

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Uptown Cairo

// Luxury Residential - Cairo, Egypt

Status:

Construction

Client:

Emaar Group

Cost:

N/A

Area:

162,000 m2 // 478 units

Role:

Designer & Project Manager

Project Overview: This new residential community is just minutes from downtown Cairo, yet its vantage point in the Mokattam Hills, 200 meters above sea level, provides it with expansive views and a distinct sense of seclusion. Designed for a young, upwardly mobile target market, the development sets the tone for a modern, indoor/outdoor lifestyle, with courtyards, expansive decks and private gardens. The horizontal lines of the contemporary architecture blend seamlessly with the desert environment. Set amid 18 holes of golf, the two and three-bedroom residences, duplex residences and larger penthouses provide a range of housing options. Responsibilities: As intermediate designer at SB Architects, my role includes all aspects of the architectural design of the project, as well as project management and team coordination. Master planning and landscape architecture designed by EDSA. For more: http://www.sb-architects.com/project/uptown-cairo/

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Transbay9

// BMR Housing Units - San Francisco, USA

Status:

Design Development

Client:

Bridge/Essex Housing

Cost:

N/A

Area:

100,000+ sq. ft.

Role:

Designer

Project Overview: After the 1906 earthquake and fire, Rincon Hill transformed into a mixed-industrial and transit hub. Interstate 480 and its connection to the 101 overshadowed Block 9, further distancing it from its character as a residential, mixed-use neighborhood. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake set in motion the next transformation of Block 9 with the removal of the freeways. The Transbay Block 9 project will reconnect downtown neighborhoods of the city of San Francisco that have been divided for over half a century, and connect the city to the region and eventually, to the rest of the state with the new intrastate rail line. The goal of this project is to weave Block 9 seamlessly into the fabric of the city, and create a vibrant, mixed-use residential neighborhood. Fougeron Architecture is designing the podium part of the project, and its partner, SOM, is responsible for the tower. The Transbay Block 9 podium alone, will add more than 100 below-market rate housing units to a saturated market, which rarely provides quality housing opportunities to disadvatged groups. Responsibilities: As intermediate designer at Fougeron Architecture, my role includes all aspects of design of the podium part of the project, and coordination with our partner, SOM. For more: http://www.fougeron.com/transbay9.php

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Recomeçar

// Creche Recomeçar - Niterói, Brazil

Status:

On-Hold

Client:

Enel Cuore Onlus

Cost:

$ 138,000 USD

Area:

341 m2 + landscaping

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: The Recomeçar school is the only existing daycare in the marginalized Ititioca neighborhood of Niterói. It is adjacent to an informal settlement which was largely destroyed by devastating landslides that killed over 200 people in 2010. The school allows the women of the area to find work, in particular those that that became the primary providers for their families after the disaster. The centre quickly became a hub for the entire local community; doubling as a facility for English, capoeira and literacy classes for adults. Currently the extremely poor quality of the existing structures (overcrowding and lack natural light and ventilation) means that the buildings fail to meet local building codes. The school must relocate to a new building before the end of 2013 or risk loss of funding and closure. This project aims to build a new school/daycare center that exceeds the Department of Education’s criteria and provides its infant and adult students with a healthy and uplifting learning environment. Construction scheduled to end April 2014. Responsibilities: Grant application, architectural programming, conceptual design, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: RVBA. For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/enel_bra

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Ruka

// Ruka Llallin Domuche Coop - Alto Biobio, Chile

Status:

Tender

Client:

Enel Cuore Onlus

Cost:

$ 145,360 USD

Area:

172 m2 per building

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: The project aims to empower indigenous Pehuenche communities in areas affected by the construction of the Pangue and Ralco hydroelectric plants. The ‘Ruka Llallin Domuche’ (the house of women who weave like spiders) project focuses on strengthening the rich traditions of textile weaving amongst Pehuenche women by constructing two multipurpose weaving centers in both communities. These centers will house the existing local women’s weaving cooperative and allow it to grow from 30 to 70 women.The buildings will provide the first communal space for women to gather to produce textiles together, and to train future generations of weavers. The awareness and income generated from the project will ensure that a traditional part of Pehuenche identity and livelihood is sustainable for future generations. Responsibilities: Conceptual design, grant application, architectural programming, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: Murtinho + Raby Arquitectos.

Conceptual Diagram

Awards: Winner - Conceptual Design // Architecture for Humanity Design Awards 2012 For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/enel_chl

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Lighting Studies


Piedritas

// Santa Elena de Piedritas - Talara, Peru

Status:

Complete

Client:

Enel Cuore Onlus

Cost:

$ 146,748 USD

Area:

376 m2 + landscaping

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: Piedritas is a rural community located close to the town of Talara in Piura’s region. The community has one of the lowest levels of human development in the region and limited options to have access for basic education. In the year 2003, the group Endesa sponsored the construction of the first and only school in the area. However, the current infrastructure is deteriorating due to the high temperatures of this arid area, and further construction implementation is needed in order to improve the existing educational facilities and increase the number of prospective new students, as the existing school buildings have become small for the 85 children attending the school. The project aims to build two new buildings for the school, one for the primary school children and other for the pre-school children. The new infrastructure is estimated to increase the attendance to over 120 students, and eventually each grade will have their respective classroom. Responsibilities: Grant application, architectural programming, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: Taller Cotidiano. For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/enel_per

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Asis

// San Francisco de Asis - Cartagena, Colombia

Status:

Complete

Client:

Enel Cuore Onlus

Cost:

$ 253,120 USD

Area:

278 m2 + landscaping

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: Dance has the power to transform the lives of those who are most vulnerable. The school is located in a dense, marginalised residential area on the edge of Cartagena, where an influx of students from another flood-affected campus and a rapidly growing population is straining the school’s facilities. The institution is unique in its dedication to promoting the importance of sports, arts and culture as a critical part of its students’ education and personal development, and is home to a program offered by ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ (School of the Body), Colombia’s first contemporary dance school for disadvantaged children. The project aims to build new classrooms and a multipurpose sports and dance hall. This new facility will give more students the opportunity to engage with El Colegio del Cuerpo, giving them access to a teaching methodology that uses contemporary dance techniques to convey artistic, social and human values to young people in a country devastated by multiple forms of violence, social and political degradation. Responsibilities: Grant application, architectural programming, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: Opus. Construction completion: August 2014 (est.). For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/enel_col

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Brugo

// Centro Polisportivo - San Felice, Italy

Status:

Construction

Client:

Enel Cuore Onlus

Cost:

413,000 Euros

Area:

262 m2

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: On May 2012 a powerful earthquake devastated the city of San Felice and its historic Centro Polisportivo (multi-sport center). A complex that was for decades the focal point of community social and recreational life was rendered uninhabitable due to severe damage caused by the event. The project aims to structurally reinforce the building and initiate new activities, primarily focused on people with physical and mental challenges, the elderly and youth, harnessing sports as a tool for social inclusion and positive change. Numerous sponsors (including two prominent Italian football clubs) have come together to bring new life to the heart of San Felice. The project aims revitalize this local landmark by enhancing social and sport activities through its structural upgrading and interior renovation including a rehabilitation gymnasium, indoor recreation spaces, external sports fields. Responsibilities: Grant application, architectural programming, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: Rizoma Architteture. Construction completion: August 2014 (est.). For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/enel_ita

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Izvoarele

// Dental Clinic - Izvoarele, Romania

Status:

Complete

Client:

Enel Cuore Onlus

Cost:

$ 143,000 USD

Area:

109 m2 + landscaping

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: Izvoarele is a community located in the Giurgiu County with a population of 3.804 inhabitants. Giurgiu is a rural area with an unemployment rate of 30%, much higher than the average rate in Romania of 7,3%. Currently, the only existing medical facility in Izvoarele operates daily for 10 hours and has only one doctor. No dental services are provided. In case of a dental emergency, patients have to travel 30km to the city of Giurgiu where the closest clinic is located. The project aims to build the first ever dental clinic in Izvoarele, that will provide dental care/treatment and increase the quality of medical services to the members of the Izvoarele community and its neighboring cities. The project will also help develop awareness for the importance of dental healthcare and its impact on the general health of the population. The new clinic will include a multipurpose room - to be used as a community center and educational facility - and an outdoor public plaza. Responsibilities: Grant application, architectural programming, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: Laboratorul de Arhitectura. Construction scheduled to start September 2014. For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/enel_rom Radiology Dental Office

Technical Room

WC

Reception Multipurpose Room Dental Office

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Hall

WC


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CSI

// CSI High School Expansion - Tamil Nadu, India

Status:

On Hold

Client:

Ford & GlobalGiving

Cost:

$ 175,000 USD

Area:

195 m2 + landscaping

Role:

Project Coordinator

Project Overview: The CSI school is located in a village called Melrosapuram in the Chengalpet district of Tamil Nadu. Located 40 kms from central Chennai, this district has multiple automobile factories including the Ford Plant. The CSI has been operational for about 60 years and provides both primary and secondary education. Partially subsidized by the state government the school caters to 800 students and charges very nominal fees compared to other schools in the area. It has been evaluated that students in the neighborhood drop out of school after 10th grade as the nearest educational institution providing higher secondary education is about 6 kilometers away. And the public bus runs only once every 3 hours. The primary program is to provide design and construction services for the construction of 2 classrooms and one science laboratory to start 11th and 12th grade education at this school. Responsibilities: Grant application, architectural programming, staffing local team, contracts, project budget, project schedule, design reviews, team management, payments, reporting and general project coordination. Architect of Record: Poonam Mulchandani. For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/csi_school

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Groundbreaking Ceremony 25


The Bunker

// Exhibit, Venice Biennale - Italy

Status:

Complete

Client:

Architecture for Humanity

Cost:

$ 6,500 USD

Area:

10.80 m2

Role:

Designer, Project Coordinator

Project Overview: Dotting the global landscape, thousands of decommissioned military installations are leaving their mark. While these sites and structures are often abandoned without plans for sustainable use, Architecture for Humanity sees them as opportunities for community investment and redevelopment. The 2011 Open Architecture Challenge, [UN]Restricted Access, asked architects to work in collaboration with community groups to develop innovative solutions to re-imagine how closed, abandoned and decommissioned military sites could be repur­posed as inspired places for public use. To extend the reach of the conversation to a general audience, the ideas submitted from the OAC design competition were showcased at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Responsibilities: Conceptual design, graphic design, construction drawings, project coordination (budget, schedule, reporting) and responsible for seeking in-kind donations for construction materials. Part of the jury that selected the winners and coordinator of close-out of the competition. Awards: Winner - Pragmatic Optimism // Architecture for Humanity Design Awards 2012

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The Bunker

Conceptual Render

For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/oac_bunker


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The Frame

// Rio Floods - Petrópolis, Brazil

Status:

On Hold

Client:

Nike Brazil

Cost:

$ 75,000 USD

Area:

110 m2 + 2,230 m2 (park)

Role:

Designer

Project Overview: In January 2011, 144 mm of rain fell in Petrópolis. The rains led to landslides destroying an estimated 3,000 houses, displacing 100,000 Brazilians and causing over 900 deaths. The precipitation in those 24 hours surpassed the monthly average and resulted in the worst natural disaster in Brazilian history. Following the disaster, Nike committed funding in support of a sports center in the region. The facility will ensure space is protected for public meeting and creative play. Considering the exquisite location of the site and the programmatic needs of the community, the concept was to create a simple, low-cost building that instead of competing with its surroundings, would frame it. For the outdoor areas, the idea was to design a contemporary park, using as many natural materials as possible. Program includes sand and clay courts, playground, open-air fitness center, connections to adjacent natural areas, picnic areas, table games and a center with indoor and outdoor sheltered meeting space, restrooms, storage for sports equipment and a snack bar/ kitchen; Project is on-hold due to land tenure issues.Local partner ‘Instituto da Criança’ and Nike are currently looking for a new site to host the sports and recreation area. Responsibilities: Conceptual design, design development and client cultivation. For more: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/rio_floods

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View from the site

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Lapa 40º

// Snooker Bar & Concert House - Rio, Brazil

Status:

Complete

Client:

Lapa 40º

Cost:

$ 950,000 USD

Area:

1,800 m2

Role:

Co-Designer, Job Captain, Construction Administrator

Project Overview: The Lapa 40º is a concert house and snooker bar in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. The original building was an abandoned warehouse that had to be retrofitted and expanded to host not only a concert and dance hall but also snooker areas, a restaurant, three bars and an industrial kitchen. The Lapa neighborhood is part of Rio’s historical district, know for its bohemian atmosphere and the place were samba was created. In the last 50 years the area has experienced major lack of State investment. Recently, the private sector has decided to revitalize the area, investing heavily in upgrading existing buildings and transforming them into cultural and leisure spaces. The area is once again becoming the center of Rio’s nightlife and the Lapa 40º was one of the first projects that contributed to the upgrading of the area. The concert house primarily showcases local artists. Responsibilities: Construction administration, responsible for coordinating a team of 100+ construction workers, quality control, project schedule, construction drawings, construction permits, purchase of construction materials and management of subcontractors. Liaison between contractors, subcontractors and the client. For more: www.lapa40graus.com.br

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I.F.F

// Children’s Hospital - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Status:

Complete

Client:

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Cost:

Undisclosed

Area:

N/A

Role:

Job Captain, Construction Admin

Project Overview: The ‘Intituto Fernandes Figueira’ is the main Pediatric Hospital in Rio de Janeiro and the only existing public milk bank of the region. In 2009, the hospital went through a major remodelling work that included the main facade, the administrative block, the milk bank, the lobby and 60% of its electrical system of the entire hospital. I was the architect in charge of the construction administration, representing the general contractor on site and managing the team of construction workers. My responsibilities included technical drawings of construction details, schedule management (the hospital was still operational during the construction phase) and the purchase of construction materials. I also worked as the link between the contractor, the engineering department of the hospital and the architect representing the government. This is a federal hospital and, therefore, we were submitted to weekly audits. Responsibilities: Construction administration, responsible for coordinating a team of 30+ construction workers, quality control, project schedule, construction drawings, construction permits, purchase of construction materials and management of subcontractors. Liaison between contractors, subcontractors and the client. For more: www.iff.fiocruz.br

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IED

// European Institute of Design - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Status:

Phase 1 Complete

Client:

Istituto Europeo di Design

Cost:

Undisclosed

Area:

6.200 m2

Role:

Junior Architect

Project Overview: The original structure was built in 1922 as the Balneário Hotel, and in 1933 it became the Cassino da Urca, Rio de Janeiro’s most famous night club and the place where Carmem Miranda started her career. In 1946 gambling was legally prohibited, forcing the casino to close. In 1951 it became the headquarter of the newly founded TV Tupi, Brazil’s first television network. The company went bankrupt in 1980, and the building was abandoned until 2006, when the European Institute of Design (IED) decided to open a satellite school in Rio de Janeiro, and acquired the rights to retrofit the structure. The project included restoring the original features of the building, severely damaged during its period as recording studios. The Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, the Department of Urban Planning and the Historical Preservation Society were project partners. The building now hosts IED’s educational programs in Fashion, Design and Art. Responsibilities: Architectural surveys of the existing structure, assist the Senior Project Architect during the conceptual design phase, model making, 3D models, architectural drawings and graphic design for project presentations. For more: http://rio.ied.edu.br/

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Seeduc

// School Upgrading - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Status:

Complete

Client: State Government of Rio de Janeiro Cost:

Undisclosed

Area:

N/A

Role:

Quality Coordinator

Project Overview: Following a UNICEF report determining that school kids exposed to extreme temperatures demostrated decreased learning ability, the Department of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro decided to install air conditioners in all classrooms of State-owned schools. Also, they used the opportunity to re-paint and remodel the existing facilities to accommodate the new infrastructure (i.e. sealed doors and windows, compatible electrical systems, etc.) Concremat Engineering, my employer at the time, was hired to ensure all contract items were being respected by the several general contractors hired to perform the task in a short period of time (6 months total for all schools). I had under my responsibility the schools of the area called ‘Costa Verde’, that included 9 cities, totalizing 59 schools. My job was to visit 15 schools/week, analyzing contracts,designs, technical document and the actual execution of the construction. I also had to inspect the school buildings and report any eventual discrepancy between the plans provided by the contractors and any structural problems of the buildings. Responsibilities: Quality control, construction inspection, reporting, contract analysis, scope monitoring & control, schedule control and client relationships. For more: www.rj.gov.br/web/seeduc/ 1. Angra dos Reis // 05 schools 2. Itaguaí // 05 schools 3. Mangaratiba // 01 school Minas Gerais State

9. Seropédica 2. Itaguaí 7. Rio Claro

4. Mesquita // 05 schools Rio de Janeiro State

5. Nilópolis // 09 schools 6. Parati // 02 schools

4. Mesquita 5. Nilópolis

7. Rio Claro // 01 school

1. Angra

8. Rio de Janeiro // 26 schools 3. Mangaratiba 36

6. Parati

8. Rio de Janeiro

Atlantic Ocean

9. Seropédica // 05 schools


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Table Bench // Waffled Structures

Project Overview: As part of the Digital Fabrication seminar, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia promoted a competition to design and fabricate a collective bench. The idea was to select 7 different modules with the same section, that could be placed side by side and become a big flexible bench for the terrace. The ‘Table Bench’ was selected as one of the 7 proposals to be built. The prototype was laser cut in wood and designed using the Rhinoceros 3D software. For more: digitalfabrication/2010/11/09/the-table-bench-2/

‘Cobogó’ Brick // 3D Printing Endeavor

Cobogó is the name of the hollow elements, originally made of concrete or ceramic, largely used in brazilian modern architecture. While looking for references to fabricate a 3D printed brick, it was natural to end up looking for elements that were already used in architecture. The hollow sections found in cobogós were perfect to spare material without compromising the stability of the structure. The project consisted in creating a wall of 3D printed bricks, each brick representing a person. Major failure of 2011. The wall collapsed.

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Interactive BCN

// From Foam to Data

Project Overview: Following the Barcelona Zero Emissions project, the team produced a 1:2000 model of Barcelona. This model is a working prototype for proposals on a Zero emissions city, as well as the physical base model for the development of an interactive interface of Barcelona . The model was fabricated in 2010 with the CNC Milling machine at the Barcelona Fab Lab and is still in use to project and analize data received through the Smart Citizen Project, an open-source environmental monitoring platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app. For more: http://acrobotic.com/smart-citizen

// CNC Milling

// Camp del’Arpa section

Ecotect analysis of the Camp del’Arpa neighborhood. For the full tutorial, go to: http://issuu.com/carolinalibardi/ docs/camp_del_arpa

Digital

Fabrication

[DF*]

For the video of the zero emissions project: http://vimeo.com/18043490 For more details about the smart citizen: http://acrobotic.com/smart-citizen

RhinoCAM export from Rhino files to the CNC milling machine. For the full tutorial, go to: http://issuu.com/ carolinalibardi/docs/rhinocam2

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Park[o]polis

// Smart-Cities Project- Barcelona, Spain

Status:

Academic Research

Client:

City of Barcelona, IaaC

Cost:

N/A

Area:

70 acres (280,000 m2)

Role:

Designer

The Concept: Increasing green areas in urban environments is not only about constructing more square meters of green public spaces, but about [re]activating the existing ones and, more importantly, promoting the possibility of different uses [scenarios] for the same space. Transforming mono-functional into hybrid, so the expansion happens not only in space but also in time. Considering that Barcelona lacks green urban spaces, the existing highway and train station were transformed into new parks, and connected to the existing ones. After choosing the points of interest, a triangulated mesh was generated as an infrastructure. Origami-like strategies were applied to generate permanent and temporary spaces, that reacted to real-time data. The technology available today already allows us to detect data and promote interaction between users and objects. The same concept should be applied to cities, so (smart)citizens could engage in configuring urban spaces. For this project, park users would use their smart-phones to activate physical devices. Benches could be inflated from the ground, canopies could fold up as shading devices and platforms could also be pumped up to be used as a playground. If not in use, the devices unfold/deflate transforming the space into - for example - a soccer field. For more: http://issuu.com/carolinalibardi/docs/parkopolis

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output a:

output b:

Fold + Insert

Fold + Deform

output c:

Fold + Cut

Satellite

PARAMETRIC URBANISM configuration

INPUT

Date 06 | 06 | 2038

Park User Data Input #1

Permanent

Information as input for urban

Programmed Parade of Kings Playground Live Music Arts & Crafts Fair Rosca de Reyes Sale

structure

Temporary

Scheduled Priority #1

OUTPUT Spatial Configuration

Permanently

Reactive

Resting Areas Sports Facility Big Pavilion Small Pavilion

Activities

Park Network

structure

reactive

Ocasionaly

Present Time Priority #2

Park and User Interact

reactive

Location

Time

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2.44 m

// a search for the contemporary habitat

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6.10 m

2.59 m

hou.sis

12.20 m

The project develops a system to occupy the territory, transforming mono functional into hybrid. A process that can continuously develop itself, according to the new uses. The idea is to recycle abandoned shipping containers and overlap different housing types, designed specifically to the mapped users of the site. The system can be applied in any site in the world. there are more than

17 million shipping containers in the world. most of them lie unused. the wall

the wall

unit t1

Technical Wall is the

instrument that allows the overlap of units. It gathers in its interior all the necessary facilities for the proper functioning of the unit.

unit t4

unit t4

the territory and its users:

ceo

service employee

High profile employee, works for an oil company. Is originally from another city, or country, and moves around with his family. Stays in MacaĂŠ for, approximately, 2 years.

Born and raised in MacaĂŠ, is the one with the lowest incomes. Lives with his family and, usually, far away from work.

technical employee

preserved green area

Works for an oil company, in the exploration and production areas. Are normally young and have a nomadic lifestyle. Works offshore, 15 days in land, 15 at sea. Without family.

student

Always late and short on money. Looks for a cheap, shareable house, as close to the university as possible.

monofunctional area: the oil companies university campus

administrative employee

Works on both territories: oil companies and the university. Lives with his family and has a settled life.

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the area: MacaĂŠ > Rio > Brazil

teacher

Works at the university, but lives out of town. Comes only on classes days. Usually stays two nights a week in the city.


T1

T2 living room

tv room

common room

suite

1 kitchen

kitchen

balcony

suite

2

studio

suite

1

suite

w.c

2

balcony

closet

T3

studio

suite

3

T4

balcony

common room

room suite

1

1

living room

kitchen

kitchen

w.c

3

suite

w. c

2

room

closet

1

common room

studio

kitchen w.c

room

the overlap:

2

room

3

w.c

room

4

closet

T5 room

2

room

3

The units were designed for the users of the chosen area. Five different groups were mapped, each of them with different lifestyles. The main parameter was the time users occupied units. By overlapping different units, a more diverse territory is created. For this project, only 2 housing units were overlapped. However, the system allows as many overlaps as necessary. Also, more users can be mapped, and new units can continually be generated.

T1

+

T3

housing

[AR*]

suite

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Intermodal

// TGF in Figueres

[inter]national scale

motorway

motorway

figueres

road

road

costa brava

road

regional scale

the big scale: figueres and its connections

crossing

ascent

beginning

conceptual diagram of the terrain

section of the terrain of the castell sant ferran

panoramic view from the castell sant ferran

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transport flow

urban flow vs landscape flow

car flow

road flow


conceptual diagram

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: THE ‘SLOPE-BRIDGE’ BUILDING

The site, located on a slope, is the natural architectural parti for a building that has to provide passage over an obstacle: the motorway. The idea is to design a building that works not only as a station, but as a park, a belvedere, a mountain, physically connecting both sides of the road, and visually connecting all the Figueres region.

conceptual model

model

model

‘If the city is a landscape, buildings are mountains’

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infrastructure

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Portfolio 2016 // Carolina Libardi