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ITECTURE ARCH

1 Madison Cardenas


TABLE OF CONTENTS ALTERED OUTLOOK

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ISO

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EXPOSURE ENCLOSURE

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MUSTARD SEED FARM

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Iowa State University B. Arch • GPA 3.69 • May 2021

ABOUT MADISON Madison Cardenas is an undergraduate student in her 4th year of the Architecture Professional Program at Iowa State University. She was born and raised in Minnesota and always had a niche for design and the arts. In her free time, she enjoys getting outside and exploring new landscapes, playing guitar, and volunteering. At Iowa state, Madison is an active member in AIAS where she serves as Co-Director for Freedom by Design. She reaches out to local businesses to arrange volunteering events and small-scale architectural design-builds to better the community and to provide unique experiences for FBD members. Madison is studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain for the Spring 2020 semester where she hopes to expand her cultural understanding and her knowledge of architecture both in the classroom and through site seeing. Upon her return, she hopes to obtain a summer internship to gain professional experience and learn from experienced mentors while gaining AXP hours to put her closer to her goal of obtaining her Architect license.

(612)-805-8837 • cmadison@iastate.edu

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EXPERTISE Rhino 3D

Auto Cad

Adobe Suites

V-Ray

Microsoft Office

Revit

EXPERIENCE Scheman Event Center | Sept 2018 - Present

ISU College of Design | Jan 2019 - Present

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Conference Services Crew Member

Attention to detail Spacial problem solving Knowledge of sound systems Event set-up and take-down processes

Office Assistant

Run multi-line telephone Perform daily tasks for design administration Multi-task while remaining organized Handle confidential information

INVOLVEMENT AIAS - Freedom by Design | Aug 2018 - Present FBD Co-Director

I am a committed AIAS member with a head leadership role in Freedom by Design as Co-Director. On top of AIAS meetings and events, I reach out to the community to find volunteer opportunities and design-build projects for our members. I also attend monthly on-line meetings with FBD nationals to share ideas, discuss what our chapter is doing, and gain knowledge for club improvement.

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ALTERED OUTLOOK

In collaboration with Nolan Sullivan

“Altered Outlook� is a complete airport redesign for the Boone Municipal Airport in Boone, IA. This project focuses on a site design that embodies a new terminal and new hangars. The site design drew inspiration from the flat lands of Iowa, the orientation of the runway on the site, and the existing poor drainage conditions. Using simulations generated in Rhino, we mapped the rainwater pooling locations and wind paths/behavior. Aligning these findings, we created a grid and grain which informed the rest of our project. Through the exploration of paper models and the idea of an elevated landscape, we created a multi-layer superstructure which guides pedestrians through the site while supplying them with varying spacial experiences. Some of these experiences include elevated walkways which allow for users to view planes from above in both the walkways and the interlocking private hangars, a series of reclamation ponds which naturally pool in the mapped out drainage areas, and a walkway in between the hangars which allow door access to the private hangars and give opportunity to view the pedestrian traffic above.

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Reclamation Ponds & Green Spaces

Airplane Circulation

Drainage System

Elevated Landscape

Pedestrian Circulation

Complete System

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Wind & water paths site grid & grain

9 Terminal plan


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11 Grid & grain paper models


Site Section 1

Site Section 2

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Terminal Section 1

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Terminal Section 2

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Walkway in between hangars showing elevated bridges


Terminal interior showing light from roof and lobby area

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ISO

In collaboration with Jordyn Holtmeyer

ISO is a housing complex in Nob Hill, San Fransisco. It is composed of 6 mid-rise towers which appeal to renters who desire complete isolation. These towers consist of one unit on every floor, with each residence equip with a personal elevator. The elevators wrap around the building, and while doing so, the building grows to fit over them, creating more usable space and views for every ascending floor. Through this individualized and our strategic ground condition design, we were able to reduce the chance of seeing someone on a whole new level. Literally. Using the slope of the site, and a maze-like system between the towers, we were able to create 3 different levels of entry and alternate routes of arrival to the individual elevators. The ride to the resident’s unit allows them to view the city through a one-way mirror which allows them to look out, but prevents the public from seeing in. This privacy is extended to the units where the windows become tinted and are screened with our water-catchment fog facade. This facade not only provides added privacy but helps maintain a green building by catching fog, turning it into water droplets, and reusing it throughout the towers. To boost equity, each tower contains an ISO Shop on the first floor for a private shopping experience with no interruptions from outsiders. ISO Shop contains individual reservable rooms where everything is controlled electronically and there is no need for worker interaction. It allows customers to comfortable try on clothes without the stress of salesmen. All of these features provide security both physically and emotionally to all of ISO’s residents and visitors.

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22 ISO Shop demonstration of reserving a room


23 ISO Shop Shown as a repeatable element which can be placed in any city


Form Finding Iterations

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Layered circulation paths

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Ground Floor - ISO Shop

Floor 2 - 600 Sq Ft

Floor 8 - 760 Sq Ft

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Fog facade diagram

Floors

Elevators

Windows

Fog Facade

Drainage Pipes

Full System

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Escape strategy section

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Interior spacial sequence of penthouse

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EXPOSURE ENCLOSURE The project “Exposure Enclosure� is based on the studies of the decomposing Norway Maple leaf as a relationship to what decomposing architecture might look like. As the maple leaf decomposes, it allows new breaks of light to come through until it is eventually left with only the main structure. This process deserves to be seen as a beautiful and alive rather than something that is dying. The pods created in this project demonstrate the same concept. Acting as a mediator between the landscape and humans, a person may find shelter in one of these pods on a hot and sunny day. However, once it rains, the outermost shell containing fast-acting wash away fabric will disappear, revealing more of the structure of the pod. As the pod continues to sit there, the cotton layer will slowly decompose and then the wooden structure, until nothing remains. This process allows nature to take control over something that is man-made, and instead of a human exposing themselves to nature, nature exposes the human.

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Fabric Study completed over the course of 2 minutes. Materials: Laser-cut cotton encased by Wash-N-Gone fabric

Collage of decomposing maple leaf in stages

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3 phases of prototype decomposition

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MUSTARD SEED FARM

Freedom by Design 2018-2019 Project

Mustard Seed Farm is a community non-profit farm on the outskirts of Ames, IA. They have a mission of community and sustainability and demonstrate this in their every day lives. They donate their produce to local shelters and food shelves and live on the farm actively trying to reduce their carbon footprint. When volunteering for MSF through FBD, we found out they were in the process of building a new small building on their farm and needed help with designing a store-front. They asked for FBD’s help in designing them a layout and cabinets to be built. Their criteria was that the cabinets could hold various items such as pottery, rugs, candles, fresh vegetables, and other miscellaneous things. In addition, they wanted the cabinets to be rearrangeable in the instance that they needed to free up more space in the building. Through a series of meetings with the members to create various iterations, and then meeting again with MSF, we finalized our design. With a grant from FBD Nationals and some additional recycled wood from MSF we were able to make these cabinets come to life, help Mustard Seed Farm, and leave a lasting impact on our community.

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Overhead Display

Loom Supplies

Vegetables

Rugs

Candles

Pottery/Miscellaneous

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Thank You!

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Madison Cardenas cmadison@iastate.edu (612)-805-8837

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Madison Cardenas - Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio  

Madison Cardenas' student works 2018-2020

Madison Cardenas - Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio  

Madison Cardenas' student works 2018-2020

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