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Christopher Maltez


AIAS WHEEL CHAIR RAMP

PIRANESI INSTALLATION

SPRING 2013 ACADIA COMPETITION PROJECT

HAND MADE STRAIGHT RAZORS

CONCRETE SHELL STRUCTURE

BLOCK LOFTING PROJECT

BUS SHELTER

STRUCTURES CANTILEVER PROJECT

CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE COLLABORATION

STRUCTURES PAVILLION

PANTHEON

Skills Acquired: Rhinoceros

Handcrafting

Welding

Grasshopper

Hand drawing


christopher maltez 805 407 8565 cflux.maltez@live. com

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As a young professional, I am looking to consistently further my education and knowledge of architecture. This includes understanding of the field and its details such as new methods, tools of design, and the construction process. I am always striving for a better understanding and increased knowledge of Architecture.

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Revit

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Adobe: Photoshop Illustrator

Metal Working


“ARCHITECTURE IS THE THOUGHTFUL MAKING OF SPACE.” -LOUIS KAHN


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WORK EXPERIENCE: DESIGN BUILD COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION WORKER/ INTERN

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA : COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. METAL SHOP/ WOOD SHOP MONITOR

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA : COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. BUS SHELTER LEAD WELDER

REFERENCES: Craig Coryell

Marcela Gracia

Jean - Luc Cuisinier

Contact Information will be given apon request

EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA: COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: SPANISH

ENGLISH

TRAVELS: NEW ZEALAND

2008

ITALY

2012

NEW YORK

2013

AUSTRALIA

2008

DETROIT, MI

2013

MEXICO

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HAWAII

2006

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What Architecture means to me:

To me, Architecture is a space that can inspire emotion from the user who is experiencing the space


WHEEL CHAIR RAMP


This project was done for a client found by the Freedom by Design Director as an AIAS project. The client had already had a stroke and was expected to be wheelchair handicap within the year. The final ramp estimate was valued at $2000


Responsibility: Project Manager Lead welder I had to coordinate other students into work groups that would allow for efficient and safe work teams.


Acadia Competition Submission: Spring 2013 This project was based on adjustable roofs through the inspiration of tensegrity. Incorporating tensile structures allows for a roof system that can be open and closed at the users discretion


Using an operable system, The roof could adjust itself through pin connections and would allow the roof to open and close fluidly


photo taken by chris trumble


I came in to this project the semester after it was about 85% designed as a Lead Welder, I worked on and completed this project for the following 8 months during which time I also obtained my welding certification for dual shield MIG welding. They were two similar bus shelters designed for the city of Marana under the design and construction of students and faculty.


Concrete - Cast Shell Project Structures Class Group Project Group : Chris Maltez, Matthew Grove, Sasha Ramos, Hamad Mubarak

Specific voids were created to lighten the load and particularly directt the forces loaded on top of the Shell

The corners were reinforced by steel dowels to help with resolving the stresses occuring along the edges.

The arch in the shell was derived from a parabolic arc which was formed digitally first.

The edges of the voids were shaped specifically to the anticipated travel direction of forces to help with load bearing


Although the form of this project was created first in a digital world, the actual forming was a blend of old and new methods. A plexi glass sheet was first laser cut to form, then a blowtorch was used to heat the plexi glass which would then fall naturally into the arch form once a predetermined distance between the two ends had been established. The arch would then be inverted which would give us the right - side - up arch.


Block Lofting Project

Structures Class Group Project Group : Chris Maltez, Matthew Grove, Sherry Badie

This project was an exercise to test the limitations of tension and compression. The block was lofted off the base board only slightly to give the appearance of levitation from a distance only to realize that the block is actually being held by tension members to counter its weight which is focused apon the perch


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Iteration 3


Structures Class Group Project Group : Chris Maltez, Matthew Grove, Sasha Ramos, Hamad Mubarak

Concept Statement: To develop and explore a stressed-skin system comprised of criss-crossing wood members to develop a very strong, arched wood skin that can resist the forces of thrust, tension, compression and applied loads.

Material List

Material List

2 Sheets 1/16” oak wood board Basic leather strapping 1/8” or 3/16” cable whats lower cost Needle and thread Steel Carabiner

60 sq. Ft of Pine -light, strong and urable Basic leather strapping 1/8” or 3/16” cable whats lower cost steel washers, ferrrules Steel Carabiner

The below Force Diagrams explaing moment, shear, tension and compression below are how we derrived our form, the top image below.

This project was an exploration through the usage of a monocoque structural system and stressed skin. The group Integrated the bending of a field material and a rib system similar to that of an airplane wing or a boat hull. The group worked through a series of construction methods issues and was able to create a stressed skin cantilever which operated precisely how it was predicted.

Notes: With the flat bottom plate in compression, our hope is to take the downward force that will be applied and use the compression in generates to resist thrust.

The criss-crossing of grain and orientain in the skin resists the multi-latitude forces that will affect its shape and its total strength. Glue will be used to adhere the wood strips to one another, only the leather strapping used to keep the cable in line will be pinned to the wood.

Cantilever 1 As seen in the plan, the shape is force/form specific narrow where the load is picked up and wider where the most stress will occur.

Team 2.2, Stressed Skin

We chose to maximize the length to 8’-8” to offset the difference in the magnitude of force, (P= B*D). Magnitude = force multiplied by the length

Transverse Section Load

The plates are glued together using a “key” wedge to set the agle and for a stronger connection

Anthony Dao, Mathew Grove, Chris Maltez, Sasha Ramos

DETAIL INTERIOR CONNECTION

Anthony Dao, Mathew Grove, Chris Maltez, Sasha Ramos

Our system works with a compressive bottom plate, then between the outer lips of the plate a layer of vertical arched wood strips creates the base layer for our skin to be rapped around.On top of the vertical strips a layer of horizontal strips will be layed down. The horizontal strips are not as wide as the vertical ones in order to retrieve a more consistant arch. Then we have one more layer of vertical strips and a final layer of horizontal strips completeing the skin system.

The top of the cantilever will be in tension while the bottom will be in compression when the force is applied

Transverse Section Showing Wood Strip Layers

Team 2.

How it is put together.

Force Reaction Diagram

Front Elevation

We predict to be the breaking point when the force is applied because the 4 layers of stripping is all that holds it together.

Our Final Proposal is a closed system the resolves the outward thrust that could potentially flatten our cantilever when the downward force is applied. WHen constructed the many vertical, horizontal and bottom piece come together as one skin system. When the downward force is applied the arch will flatten as seen above to the right.

SHOP DWGS

Side Elevation Load Detail

Iteration 2

Cantilever Project


Pavilion Project Structures Class Group Project Group : Chris Maltez, Matthew Grove, Sasha Ramos, Hamad Mubarak

This project was meant to integrate water collection and sun shading for the location of Tucson, Arizona. With no specific site given, investigation was conducted to create different methods that could provide a social setting for Users

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PIRANESI INSTALLATION


This project was created during my study abroad in Italy. The project was to take a view from one of Piranesi’s Views of Rome and to create an installation in that view. The theme of my installation was The House of Two Tempests in which this case was between Nature and Humanity

icarch.us/tempests

icarch.us/15_houses/christopher_maltez


PANTHEON


Plan of the Pantheon Medium : Graphite Size : 2’ x 3’ D’Arche’s


CENTER FOR INTEGRATTIVE COLLABORATION


This project asked for a 90,000 sq ft building in the parking lot area south of the architecture building a the University of Arizona. The program of this project called for an environment where the student body of the university could walk to and be immersed in the studious culture that comes with being an aspiring graduate of the University.


HAND MADE STRAIGHT RAZORS

razor # 1

razor 2

These razors were designed and handmade by myself from scrap pieces of wood from the bus Shelter Project and the metal is specifically ordered from a steel manufacturer which focuses on producing specific types of metal geared towards knives.


razor # 3


Christopher

Maltez Tucson, AZ 805 407 8565


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