CONSTANZA CHERULLI PORTFOLIO 2010 - 2013
MARIA CONSTANZA DE FREITAS CHERULLI Architecture Student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais
INDEX PROJECTS 2010 2011 2012 2013
Urban Installation Park Brejinho Lanscaping Office Building Infrastructure Building Low budget House
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Urban Installation Location: Belo Horizonte - Brazil
Processual model of the intervention
The goal with this project was, by taking a deeper look into the city, choose spaces that called our attention and made us uncomfortable. The area chose by the group was the back entrance of the university. This area doesnâ€™t receive much care from the administration of the building, generating a very degraded space. This is proven by the amount of graffiti done to its walls. The objective was to bring what was inside of those walls to the outside. The rooms that are turned to this side of the building used to be a model lab and now was turned into a old-chairstorage. A composition was made and with the help of electronic circuits we where able to develop a system that was activated when people passed by, and sounds of dragging chair started playing.
Park Brejinho Landscaping Location: Belo Horizonte - Brazil Size: 1.580m2
The area today
The ‘Park of Brejinho’ is located in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the interior of Brazil, and has in its area, seven sources that feed an important watershed. Unfortunately, the growth of the city has damaged those sources. In an attempt of preserving this area, and not letting it be ‘consumed’ by its surroundings, we made a proposal of a park were people can go visit and learn more about the importance of its maintenance. It has also great potential to be a recreational area to the local population, composed mainly by young couples who live nearby and students from the two universities located in the surroundings. And even just as a short cut to pedestrians. Having that in mind, we proposed a park that could be used by people from different ages at different times of the day. So we predicted areas that could be used by kids and youngsters, such as sports court, playgrounds and a arena for concerts and presentations in general. To elderly people, running and jogging tracks and places to rest and eat.
Detailed section of the centre of the main area
Detailed section of the amphitheater
Office Building Location: Belo Horizonte - Brazil Size: 15730 m2 Office Building
Headquarters of the Regional Energy Company In an high-density area and the crossing of two important avenues, we worked in a ground with high inclination. By analyzing the surroundings we found that, due to its proximity to two important hospitals, the office building roomâ€™s could be used by doctors and other people working in areas related to health care. To deal with the acclivity of the ground, we planned that both towers would be supported by pilotis and a common area was designed to be under the buildings, so people passing by could use it as well. The top floor of the lowest tower would house two restaurants, both for the people who work there and to others.
Floor with maximum ocupation
Highest floor with restaurants
Floor with minimum ocupation
Infrastructural Building Location: Federal University of Minas Gerais Campus at Belo Horizonte - Brazil Size: 45.717m2 Primary beam h=60cm Steel Deck
Secondary beam h=30cm Steel Deck
The concept of this building was to design a infrastructure. The only thing that is pre-defined is the main structure made of steel which are modules of 6x12meters. We combined this modules to be adjusted to the ground. The plan is free and it can be divided as with partitions. Each facede has a range of different types of closing that could be used as needed, considering light, ventilation, sight, rain and direct sunlight. Shades were also designed for each facade. The modules where arranged in a way a person can come inside the building from different levels, so it can be also used as passage. The levels that can only be accessed by stairs or elevator are considered more private. With this we created a range of different uses whithin the same building.
Shades south-west facade
Shades north-est facade
Shades north-west facade Shades south-est facade
ANDAR 06 ANDAR 34
Ciculation floor #-4 ANDAR 34 ANDAR 10
Ciculation floor #0 ANDAR 38
Ciculation floor #6
Ciculation floor #10
Ciculation floor #14
Ciculation floor #18
Ciculation floor #22 ANDAR -04
ANDAR 34 06 ANDAR
Ciculation floor #26 ANDAR 06
ANDAR 34 ANDAR 38 ANDAR 34
Ciculation floor #34 ANDAR 38
Ciculation floor #30
Ciculation floor #38 ANDAR 42
Ciculation floor #42
Low Budget House Location: Belo Horizonte - Brazil Size: 200m2 With the budget of approximately 22 thousand dollars, and a ground of 200m2, this house was build we very simple materials and constructive systems the house was planned to be versatile, and to be able to house a family with up to 10 people. The walls were designed with an â€œUâ€? shape so they could be more ridged and do not need any kind of structure. There is also another kind of wall composed by a brick that can be made in the site. The house can be oriented and positioned in the ground according to the direction of the sun. Ventilation studies were also made to insure its thermic comfort.
Mold to selfmaid bricks
Situation 1 - maximum of 4 people
Situation 2 - maximum of 10 people
PopUp Architectures that Appear and Disappear Location: BastĂ¸y Island - Norway Size: 160m2 This project was made with students from UPMETSAM in Madrid. Each week we would exchange documents and by the new data added by our colleagues we developed the program as well as the design. BastĂ¸y Island is a prison known for the comfort its prisoners have. We had to develop a program that was not visible the entire time, so we made a hidden place to those who wished to spend some time relaxing and thinking alone. The entrance to this place is hidden under the pool, so the person has to swim there. This place its composed by 10 levels and the person has to climb up and down until the last one in order to get out. The most important feature of this project was that we focus on the process not on the product. We worked with protoplans, protesections and diagrams. The final product should be a plan and a section of an area of 160m2.