B. A R CH ’16 | R H O D E ISL A ND SCH O OL OF D ESI GN
CONTENTS 01. R ESUM E 02. D ESI GN PRIN CIPLES 03. A R CHI TECT UR A L PR OJECTI O NS 0 4. A R CHI TECT UR A L D ESI GN P.1 05. A R CHI TECT UR A L D ESI GN P.2 0 6. UR B A N D ESI GN 07. FUR NI T UR E D ESI GN
EDUCATION Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture Candidate, 2011-Present Concentration: Art History Cumulative GPA: 3.41
SKILLS AutoDesk Adobe
AutoCAD, Rhino 3D Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Band saw, Table saw, Jig saw, Miter saw, Sand belt, Sanding wheel, Domino and Biscuit.
Hand-drafting and Illustration, Watercolor Illustration and Rendering, Model Making, Additive Manufacturing/ 3D printed models
Fluent in Spanish and English, partially fluent in Italian.
WORK Intern- Coplaza Architects/ June-July 2011
Assisted in the design of new developing projects for individual house owners. Assited in the presentation of several urban projects. Contributed in the Design Department in developing architectural finished drawings for clients.
Intern- A+A Arquitectura/ June-July 2013
Designed furniture for various high end residential applications . Assited in the development of interregional urban projects. Participated in redesigning a major commercial street.
DESIGN PRINCIPLES -FALL’12-
HOUSE FOR A DANCE By exploring line drawing, plane drawing and dance choreographies the idea was to develop a habitable space that will imitate the paths of “Rite of Spring- Opening Act” by Pina Bausch. Developing planar drawings that will result in planar but three-dimensional models, that will later develop planar/ linear drawings and models let the design develop the idea of branching out. Where the “branches” will become the columns and the opening bet ween the branches will lead the space for the planes to interact and create an enclosed space.
PLAN AT 3’
SECTION No. 1
PLAN AT 9’ SECTION No. 2
PRECEDENT STUDIES No. 1
PRECEDENT STUDIES No. 2
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTIONS -FALLâ€™12-
EXPANDING FORM Is an exploration and the first steps in to the digital world of drawing and rendering where the starting point was to develop tonal drawings from a 6 vessels still life. Once this was done, the next step was to bring the tones into the vessels. After this, the computer came into play. By creating a non-traditional measuring tool, the vessels were now placed in to digital world from where once again had to develop a physical model. The concept was to use tone in order to see the shape of the object. The elastic threads became the expansion of the objects, where the planes allow the projection to be seen. Light dots became a way of representing the amount of light or darkness the objects had.
TOP VIEW SIDE VIEW
ACTUAL STILL LIVE
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN P.1 -SPRING â€˜13-
ARCH. OF AIR This project explores the opportunit y that wire, fabric and thread can do, in order to give a broad sense of how can things stand and communicate to the ground while being elevated.
ARCH. OF EARTH This project explores the concept of ground. The idea is to understant how does ground communicates with structure. It gives a sense of the opportunities that a centered structure can support and how.
ARCHITECTURE OF AIR This project was the first exploration for the class. By using piano wire of three different dimensions and nylon fabric, the task was to develop a structure that will expand at least four feet wide and had a minimum length of 3 feet. In order to achieve the expansion, I needed to test the wire and fabric, explore its capacities on their own and together in order to eliminate some theories and acknowledge others. By combining various wire strings, thread and nylon fabric, various modules where developed that once combined allowed to be expanded. FINAL RESULT
ARCHITECTURE OF EARTH Given 16 sheets of 16” by 16” by 1/4” ply wood, the project was to design a “block” that by removing half of the mass the centroid will be at 6”,6”. The concept for this reduction was to create symmetrical shapes on each sheet on the diagonal axis by using 1” by 1” squares. Once 8 different shapes were created, the laser cutter was used to create 16- t wo times each shape- accurate layers. The remaining 50% of the material had to be placed again in order achieve again a 6”, 6” centroid. The piece could not expand the 16” by 16” grid but could grow taller. FINAL RESULT
DETAILS OF THE RESULT
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN P.2 -SPRING â€™13-
GREENHOUSE Located in Providence, RI the site was given in order to design a green house for the cit y right next to waterfront and main highway. As the architecture of earth, this project uses symmetry in a diagonal axis, but once the rule was fully understood, there was the need to break it in order to achieve a different experience in each of the spaces. This project consists of 6 distinct spaces: the aquaponics room, the restaurant and green market, a reception, the cultivation room, lab room and a ser vice/machinery room. The programs are located according to the light needed and the reflective louvers will allow to guide the light through the building. Also, there openings in the building that allow the various rooms to obtain natural light. The main concept is the view; therefore the direction of the building will allow the guests and workers to constantly look at the water and nature.
PLAN 2nd FLOOR
A XONOMETRIC DR AWINGS OF THE ENTR ANCE
PLAN 1st FLOOR
SITE MASTER PLAN
SECTION No. 2
SECTION No. 3
MAPPING BOSTON The project consists in the exploration of Bostonâ€™s South End. By analyzing the location, from land developments, land usage and habitants, there is the proposal developing a program that fits at least 200 apartments and an interactive space (a Gym) in a certain location of the South End.
GENERAL CONCEPT Located at Boston’s South End, Washington Street plays an important role in this area. Leaving aside the fact that it existed in this location for over 200 years and has “sur vived” the various land transformations of Boston, this street divides the South End into t wo distinct programs: The Row Houses and The Commercial or Wider Buildings. Even thought they appear to follow distinctive rules, both programs ser ve as an envelope or as a protector for an open space. Having this idea in mind, the proposal for the site is to develop a connection bet ween the t wo segments by creating wrappers with openings that allow access from various points. The various programs used, the Row Houses, The Terrace buildings and Gym, permit a communication bet ween the public and private spaces. All of the programs, are limited in the amount of hallways, in order to suggest a relationship bet ween neighbors and guests. The various open spaces, either at ground level or up in the roof give connections for the residents or visitors. Before deciding location of the buildings, the site was divided into 4 little lots, where water drives circulation. The streets determine the main façade of the building. And, the various proposed programs determine the amount and location of open spaces.
Gym Row House
SITE PLAN Scale 1/140:1
THE TERRACE BUILDING These units suggest a bigger complex. In the main floor there is space of offices, meeting rooms and social areas. The remaining levels of the building are equal. The complex has various access routes, where each has t wo elevators and t wo emergency staircases, which ser ve as the entry way to 4 distinct apartment t ypes and their balconies. Also, each t wo-elevator route gives access to the green spaces located at the top of the building. The building includes one, t wo, three and four bedroom apartment.
SECTION Nvo. 1-2 Scale 1/18”:1”
2nd STORY FLOOR PLAN Scale 1/18”:1”
THE ROW HOUSE These units are designed around the concept of interaction. In order to achieve this, hallways were only used when they are truly needed. By creating only one access corridor, socialization become necessary. Each floor has a different plan view, where the second floor is the entry way to the 3 various apartment designs. This proposed building has one, t wo and three bedroom apartment, where each apartment consists of t wo stories.
THIRD FLOOR PLAN 1 Bedrrom
SECTION No.1 Scale 1/18”:1”
SECOND FLOOR PLAN Scale 1/18”:1” APARTMENT LAYOUTS
SECTION No.2 Scale 1/18”:1”
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
CONSTRUCTION MODEL -TERR ACE BUILDING
CONSTRUCTION MODEL-ROW HOUSE
WOOD STRUCTURES In this course the concepts of wood were taking into consideration in order to understand its potential at the moment of construction.
BOARDWALK INTO THE CITY A fine arts studio were the principles of wood working were acknowledged in order to develop sculptures that can also ser ve as a functional object. In this case they were aprroched in furniture-like sense.
COURSE: WOOD STRUCTURES The project consisted in developing a simple wood structure that will use at least one joining method. In this case the coffee table used 45 degrees angles, glue and biscuits as a way of putting it together. The legs were attached with glue and wooden dowels in order to secure their position. Baltic Birch Ply wood- Black Stain 13”h x 16”w x 34”l Spring 2013
COURSE: BOARDWAL INTO THE CITY By using nature as inspiration as well as a material, this piece represents how human interaction is oppressing nature. The tree branches are restrained of grow th because of the limits of the “box”. Also this sculpture ser ves as stool and table for working as well as a sliding table for your bed or sofa. Oak Domestic Ply wood- Polyurethane Large : 24”h x 15”w x 30” l Small: 20”h x 12” w x 15”l Wintersession 2014
COURSE: WOOD STRUCTURES
Using again nature as inspiration, this lamp reflects or forecast an illusion of branches. This illusion reflected in the wall gives a forest to a human build space. Also in this project the combination of nature into the “cit y” plays an important role. Baltic Birch Ply wood- Polyurethane 31”h x 9”w x 9”l Wintersession 2014
FOLD AND CONTINUE
COURSE: BOARDWAL INTO THE CITY In this project the concept of nature is left behind, and man-made wood becomes into play. The bench, table or sculptural piece shows the inorganic movements that can be created. In this case by using a 51-degree of t wist. This unnatural move allows the eyes to rest, when standing up, and ser ves as a storage fold, when laying down. Oak Domestic Ply wood 39”h X 15”w x 15”l Wintersession 2014
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