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EDUCATION BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE & MINOR IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & MARKETING WOODBURY UNIVERSITY  |  2012 - 2021 

EXPERIENCE MODEL MAKER JUNE STREET ARCHITECTURE |  APRIL 2018 - APRIL 2018 Constructed a physical models to advance the schematic design of a barn structure utilizing AutoCAD and digital fabrication methods. 

WRITING CENTER & SUBJECT TUTOR WOODBURY UNIVERSITY  |  AUG 2017 - PRESENT

PATRICK CASTRO

Worked collaboratively with students to help with them in writing and subject tutoring on a daily basis while coordinating events hosted by the writing center.

BRAND ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTURE & BUSINESS STUDENT

EXPRESS | OCT 2016 - JAN 2018 Assisted customers with products, maintained the sales floor, and cash wrap efficiency while collaboratively working with team members to achieve daily sales

(818) - 468 - 2678

goals.

PATRICKCASTRO.COM LOS ANGELES, CA

MARKETING INTERN DSTLD |  JUNE 2017 - AUG 2017 Performed influencer outreach, designed monthly Investor Newsletter as part of their Reg A+ funding and contributed to weekly presentations for the marketing department while producing digital written content for the company's blog. 

SKILLS & AWARDS Adobe Creative Suite

Media & Marketing Research

AutoCAD

Mac & PC Usage

Microsoft Suite

Spanish: Conversational

Nikon Cameras

Social Media Channels

Rhinoceros 3D

Dean's List - Spring 2017

Revit Grasshopper

Winner of Studio 1B "Natural

Modeling Making

Tendencies" ARCHITECT Mag -

Digital Fabrication

Spring 2017


2016 - 2018 | ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO A P A TT R I CI KO C A SN TRO COLLEC

OF WORKS

COMPILEDÂ BY PATRICK CASTRO


PATRICK CASTRO architecture & business student

Woodbury UniversityÂ

Portfolio castro.j.patrick@gmail.com patrickcastro.com (818) - 468 - 2678


A MOON VIEWING SPACE STUDIO 1B - SPRING 2017 NATE IMAI

"Should this moon be waited for By sitting down or lying down...? I calculate with my fingers" - Sujyu Takano


Architecture in its simplest form is utilizing a series of techniques of geometric control towards the production of architectural mass. Beginning with the exploration of geometric construction that transforms a geometric primitive, a 6" x 6" x 6" cube into an articulated mass with specific formal and spatial qualities. Through the formation of four grey and four white 6"W x 6"L x 1"H models articulating properties of mass, void, and ground, a 12"W x 12"L x 1"H combo model of one grey and one white was produced. The explorative model utilized curves and a central voided space as a means of circulation while the planar surfaces provide a break between the formal qualities of the model meeting the site. In the final phase, moon viewing (Tsukimi) was the program used to examine the architecture model. The inhabitation of these combined spaced by creating a procession that from the point of entry to a point of interest that allows the occupant to reflect on the moon.


Beginning with eight 6" x 6" x 6" models allowed for the exploration of mass, void, and ground. Abstract transformations translated into primitive cubic morphology.

Four white models explored the distribution of curved surfaces. Whereas four grey models explored the distribution of planar surfaces.


Through the combination of one grey and one white model, themes of circulation, color, and verticality were utilized. A mashup model was formed that helped the creation of a final model for a moon viewing program.

The usage of the light blue helped defined the interiority. It sets up light conditions from exterior to interior. The light blue color versus a darker blue makes space for moon viewing larger as one circulates through space.


THE MULTIPLICITY OF FACETSÂ STUDIO 1B - SPRING 2017 NATE IMAI

"It was the spirit animating the mass And flowing from it, and it expressed the individuality of the building" - Louis Sullivan


Louis Sullivan said, "Form follow function" and through engaging with analog and digital processes aimed at producing tectonic massing students. Three analog models produced from museum board and one action - folds iterated a system of modularity. Tectonics became the primary lens for understanding layers of architecture. Within the discipline of architecture, tectonics should be understood to mean the way elements of a building come together in support of a spatial, formal, and/or aesthetic agenda. In the analog phase, three handcrafted models were created from one material (i.e museum board) and one action word (i.e. folding). Selecting one analog model, fabrication logics were implemented. Using 3D printing and CNC Milling, materials and form were pushed to the limits through the combination of tectonic components and fabrication methods. The final phase of the project produced a multifaceted library situated in Boyle Heights, California engaging with the circulation of entrance and exit, the organization of bars, and a system dealing with light and opacity.


Analog Model (1)

Analog Model (2)

Analog Model (3)


From the analog phase, two fabrication models were produced. One generated from CNC Milling. One generated from 3D printing. Studies initially are developed through material experimentation and will then be refined through the overlay of fabrication logics.

CNC Model

3D Model

The 3D model was chosen in the next phase of the project. The system of doubly curves and voided spaces that translated into apertures for light is key for programmatic usage.


A library in Boyle Heights, California was the final phase of the project. The site is the corner of Bailey Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. A multi-ethnic neighborhood defined by the overlaid presence of multiple communities over the course of its history and the current location of an LA Metro Gold Line light rail subway station, the site is layered in its history and responsive to varying scales of time. The final phase of the project focused on the diagrammatic processes that relate overall formal massing to specific site conditions. Generated was a large scale detail that articulates the tectonic relationship between structure and enclosure in their studio project. The design of this system will be influenced by concerns of view, illumination and heat gain as calibrated by transparency and opacity.


The final phase of the project focused on the diagrammatic processes that relate overall formal massing to specific site conditions. Generated was a large scale detail that articulates the tectonic relationship between structure and enclosure in their studio project. The design of this system will be influenced by concerns of view, illumination and heat gain as calibrated by transparency and opacity.


Spatial organization of the library is organized through three rectangular volumes stacked on top another set of three rectangular volumes. Using the voided areas from the 3D model organized the programmatic logic of circulation. As voided space became apertures for light, it led to the circulation of stairs and double height space. Two major stairs become central to the circulation of the library as it goes underground leading to the ground floor. The ground floor contains public space - workstations, library stacks, and administrative office as well as a circulation desk. Moving up to the second floor embodied by the idea of private versus public space.


Exploded Axonometric Plan


HALF EVENÂ MATERIALS & METHODS - FALL 2017 JEANNINE CENTOURI

"A house is a machine for living in" - Le Corbusier


Beginning with a precedent, Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier, represents his take on modern architecture. The white box represents the industrial machine aesthetic associated with the modernist movement. Le Corbusier’s Five Points - lifting the building, free designing of the ground plan, the free facade, the horizontal window, and roof garden defines his intention for Villa Savoye to be a standard model for suburban development. Le Corbusier introduced steel, glass, and reinforced concrete. He used reinforced concrete and plastered masonry units. Through this, he is able to create curves with ease such as the solarium and villa. Additionally, the reinforced concrete columns allowed him to create a long, horizontal wall holding windows. Through this, it created a structural support that providing stability through the pilotis. The white plaster on the facade uniforms the house. Spaces in the house are arranged to maximize efficiency while maintaining a minimal aesthetic. The main support of Villa Savoye rests in the use of concrete columns that raise the building above ground as well as support. Slender reinforced concrete supports the lower level. The use of glass to create a ribbon of windows is supported by a column and beam system resulting in non-load bearing windows. Therefore, a no bearing wall allows for the freedom to design spaces without changing building structure.


Using key elements of the building, a physical construct was assembled utilizing three key materials - concrete, wood, and glass. The construct represents a section cut of the Villa Savoye with material exposed seeks to place the primary materials within the fundamental context of the time era and construction methods.

Through a hands on approach to the project, our team explored physical properties of concrete, wood, and glass and the tectonic relationship as a whole. The process pushed us to think past normal conventions of construction and think of part to whole relationships as two materials come together.


THE EAMES HOUSE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - SPRING 2018 MARK OWEN // ROBERT KERR

"The details are not the details. They make the design"

- Ray & Charles Eames


The Eames House, nestled in the Pacific Palisades, can be characterized by Ray and Charles Eames goal of a prefabricated house that would not interrupt the site while exhibiting a modern style. The double height spaces exhibited in both the residence and the studio allows for the breaking up of spaces. Usage of prefabricated materials was key since Ray and Charles were interested in a modulated design. Ultimately, the Eames House was centered on being a house that can be inhabited through dedicated spaces for leisure and storage. Through the usage of Revit, a digital model was created and a set of construction documents and renderings on the Eames House was created.


Patrick Castro 2018 Portfolio  

Hi! Glad you made it to my architecture portfolio! I am currently a third-year architecture student at Woodbury University. Portfolio conta...

Patrick Castro 2018 Portfolio  

Hi! Glad you made it to my architecture portfolio! I am currently a third-year architecture student at Woodbury University. Portfolio conta...

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