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S AVA N N A H MUSEUm & GARDEN

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A t m a n jal i re so rt & Wellness center

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COMM Bout


ME DES GARรงONS tique

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C h a rl e s S q ua re Garden

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A rch i t ec t u r a l Models

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ADDITIONAL C r e at i v e W o r k

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S AVA N N A H Museum & GARDEN Location: Savannah, GA, USA Savannah Museum & Garden is a project designed and envisioned to become a new civic sculpture located at the heart of the historic district of the city of Savannah. The sculptural nature of the building is tied to the sculptural elements and art pieces the building intends to host, as well as, the network of historic sculptures placed throughout the entire city. This project is not only expected to become a building that promotes and encourages local and international artists to display their work in an innovative medium. Savannah Museum & Garden intends to revitalize the community by promoting the improvement and transformation of the surrounding urban landscape where the project is located, becoming part of one of Savannah's major urban areas, River Street, which is one of Savannah’s most compelling cultural attraction the city currently hosts. The overall design is the outcome of a dialogue between the site and the building. The result becomes evited through the human interaction with the natural landscape and the urban context while visiting the distinct sculptural galleries which ranges in spaces such as public and private, exterior and interior. By developing this project, meaningful and contrasting spaces are created in a suburban environment, which results in the creation of a unique experience for visitors who enter the different architectonical spaces and observe the sculptural works and spend time in contemplation. The architectural design also explores the relationship of the human experience to the urban landscape creating different spatial perceptions meanwhile people move through the building. This circulation and movement through the different spaces make individuals and sculptures, interact together becoming the real work of art behind the entire project.

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Structural Elements

Flooring System

C u r t a i n Wa l l S y s t e m

P a t h a n d I n t e n s i t y o f P e d e s t r i a n Tr a f f i c D i r e c t i o n a n d I n t e n s i t y o f Ve h i c u l a r Tr a f f i c

P a r a m e t r i c Fa รง a d e

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Electric Cable Fire Hydrant Tr a f f i c L i g h t


Interior Renders

Wa t e r S y s t e m Sewer System

Ground Floor Plan

To p V i e w

Structural Plan

Gallery Floor Plan

Roof Plan

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AT M A N J A L I R E S O R T & WELLNESS CENTER Location: Palawan Island, Philippines. Inspired by the surrounding mountains and the lapping waves of the nearby coastline and the gesture of thankfulness, Atmanjali Resort & Wellness Center was designed to be in balance with its surrounding mountains and the uplifting fluidity of the ocean. To blend the aesthetic quality of the building and the different architectonic spaces with the natural landscape the ground level of the building seems to form part of mountains, as it was emerging from them; meanwhile, the erected wavy roof appears to flow freely simulating the movement of the ocean waves. The idea of going from the ground as something stiff and heavy, to the ceiling, as something free and light, as the fluidity of the lapping waves. The design has a harmonious mix of native materials from the Philippines such as Mactan stone and wood. Atmanjali accommodates multiple occupants into four main functions: a wellness center space, a resort/retreat facility space, a villa/ residence space, and a bariatric clinic. The bariatric clinic and the retreat center facility are places where a person is able to experience his or her personal transformation and self-healing. The building itself exposes the patient to natural elements such as natural light, vegetation, and uplifting water environment promoting wellness, healthy living and a healing environment for patients, family, and staff.

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Pool Area Render

Exploded Axonometric

Body + Mind Room Render

Interior Render 1

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1. Northern Villas 2. Body + Mind Rooms 3 . GY M 4. Whirlpool Area 5. Steam + Sauna Room 6. Pool Area 7. Kitchen Classroom 8. Restaurant 9. Swimming Pool 10. Bar 11. Restaurant 12. Lobby + Lounge 13. Pool Area 14. Classrooms 1 5 . We l l n e s s C e n t e r - Nurse Station - Exam Room - Medication Room - Clean Supply Room - Laboratory - Soiled Holding Room - Imaging Suite

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- Operation Room 16. Doctors Offices + Consulting Room 17. Southern Villas

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COMME DES GARรงONS BOUTIQUE Location: Tokyo, Japan Comme des Garรงons Boutique is a project that was inspired by the concept ambiguity between the interior and the exterior objects. The ambivalent volume is created by the juxtaposition of the spaces created by the different objects. The super-component composite shell, as well as interior objects, ground condition, and articulation/tattoo work together to create the overall shape, but at the same time, they work against each other, creating uncertainty regarding the parts that integrate the discrete object provoking a sense of mysterious depth beyond the superficial qualities. In certain spaces objects differentiate from each other by their defining edges and contrasting colors, meanwhile, in other spaces, objects blend into one another. The overall shape was inspired on the fashion postures from the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garรงons, which represent the contrast between sharps and smooth edges that create high and low points of intersection and unknown depth. The interior spaces are defined by the combination of two internal objects that confronts the form of each other creating tension between spaces as well as, an interior void at the center of the building, which establishes a separation among the interior objects and generates a vertical circulation between spaces. The interior objects define the articulations and the cuts of the super-component composite shell that seem to wrap the interior objects. The ground condition is defined by the crystalline edges of the mass above which is nested in it, creating loose-fit and tight-fit spaces to the outer shell of the object. The ground is, in fact, another part of the building composed of two objects in which visitors descent to lobby of the building. The ground condition creates transitional spaces that allude the concept of ambiguity; being inside the building, but at the same time being inside of something else unknowing what truly is the interior and exterior.

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16 GROUND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN 1. Boutique Lobby 2. Offices 3. Spatial Collection Exhibition 4. Street/Public Space

FIFTH LEVEL FLOOR PLAN 1. Spatial Collection Exhibition Space at Ground Level 2. Accessories 3. Men's Showroom 4. Changing Room 5. Interior Balcony


TATTOO

BLACK ARTICULATION

SUPER COMPONENT COMPOSITE SHELL

INTERIOR OBJECT

GROUND CONDITION

NORTH ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

17 SECTION AA 1. Boutique Lobby 2. Spatial Collection Exhibitions pace 3. Exhibition Space 4. Women's Showroom 5. Accessories 6. Men's Showroom 7. Exhibition Space 8. Caffe

SECTION BB 1. Boutique Lobby 2. Offices 3. Spatial Collection Exhibition Space 4. Utility Space 5. Women's Showroom 6. Accessories 7. Men's Showroom 8. Exhibition Space 9. Caffe


Charles S q ua re ga rd e n Location: Charleston, SC, USA This project brings together the need for a mid-rise residence complex in a dense and historic area and the creation of a new building typology opened to the public. The overall architectural design is innovative and modern, but it is designed not to stand out. Instead, it tries to hide from the city apparent side creating a space that silently and discretely seems to be out of context. The building acts as the thread that weaves the old Charleston traditions, and the new urban fabric – ultimately becoming invisible in the historic district of Charleston. In other words, the exterior façade of the merge with the city mean while the interior of the project has its own personal character that proposes an entirely new space in the city where people can experience and feel out of context. Charles Square Garden accommodates four distinct functions: public and private parking space, commercial space, public square garden, and residency space. Inspired by the Charlestonian squares and gardens the project purposes a solution that integrates the different functional areas and the green and natural aspect. In other words, the project intends to reintroduce natural elements into the urban landscape creating the idea of the garden in the city.

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Circulation Diagrams

Washington Square

Marion Square

Roof

Apartments Level 9 - 12

Waterfront Park

Apartments Level 8

Green Garden & Apartments Level 5 -7

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Waterfront Park

Amenities & Apartments Level 3 - 4

Commercial & Parking Level 2

Commercial & Parking Level 1 Site


Building

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Commercial

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Cores


A rch i t ec t u r a l Models

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Oblivion Chronotorium Physical Model

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Design Form + Space Exploration Physical Model

Charleston Square Garden Physical Model

O. P. H. E. L. I. A: Augmented Reality Sandbox (Computer assemble and coding + sandbox construction)

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Savannah Museum & Garden Physical Model

Oblivion Chronotorium Physical Model

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Additional C r e at i v e W o r k

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A Death Foretold Technique: Mix Media (Acrylic and Airbrush)

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Rain of Thoughts Technique: Mix Media (Acrylic, Crayons, and Paper)


Rain of Colors Technique: Mix Media (Acrylic and Bottoms)

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Time Lapse Technique: Mix Media (Stencil, Dripping, Paper, and Wood)


T H A N K YO U !

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Catalina Guerra Mantilla catalinaguerraARCH@gmail.com

Architecture + Design Portfolio  

2012-2016 Architecture Selected Works

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