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Portfolio David Dana Architecture Projects 2004 - 2008

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Contents:

Resume 7 Professional Work 01 / CAF 10 02 / Colonia Obrera 14 03 / Voronoi Sculpture 18 Academic Projects 04 / Digital Design Center 20 05 / Flexible Market 24 06 / Visualizing the virtual concourse 28 07 / Floodplains 32 08 / Housing in Doctores District 36 09 / Housing in Queretaro 38 10 / Byker wall 42 Projects of his own 11 / Sustainable House Competition 44 12 / Bedroom 45 13 / Garden City 46 14 / Vivienda emergente 50

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Resume:

David Dana Born in Mexico City, August 8th, 1985. Currently living and working in Mexico, DF. Work Experience: Name of the Office/Director of the Office/Name of the Projects/ Position/ Country. 2008 “Ten Architects”(Office of Enrique Norten), Several Projects. Junior Architect, Mexico City. Current Work. 2008 “Dellekamp Architects” (Office of Derek Dellekamp) Venice Biennale 2008. Junior Architect, Mexico City. 2008 “Reforestamos Mexico” (Office of Pavel Valdez) Center for Reforestation Villa del Carbon. Non profit, Mexico, City. 2008 “Geometrica”(Office of Rafael Dana) Concepts and sketches for housing in Vallejo. Project Manager, Mexico City. 2006-2007 “24/7 firm” (Office of Rosallea Monacella and Craig Douglas) House in Inverloch, Office in Swanston street, and Helen Lempriere competition Tasmania. Project Manager, Melbourne, Australia. 2006 “ARPA-Arquitectura de Paisaje”. (Office of Armando Oliver) House in Pedregal. Project Manager. Mexico City.

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Studies: University/Country/Degree/Awards. 2004-2008 UIA. Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City. Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urbanism. Awarded High Distinction student. GPA 9.0 in the scale of 10.= 3.6. 2006-2007 RMIT. Royal Melbourne Instittute of Technology Melbourne Australia. Exchange program to Landscape Architecture and Architecture degree. Awarded with 3 High Distinctions. Awards, and Competitions: In Collaboration with/ Name of the Competition or Exhibition/Theme/Result/Location 2008 Dellekamp Architects. Venice Biennale. 2008, “Obrera District”, Mexico City. 2007 Poise Studio (With Professor Mark Burry and SIAL Laboratory), Homo Faber Exhibition, Architecture of Projections, Melbourne Museum RMIT. Melbourne, Australia. 2007 “Visualizing the Virtual Concourse”(With Professors, Leon Van Schaik, Tom Kovac and Sean Kelly) Venice Biennale 2007. RMIT. Melbourne, Australia. 2006-2007 “24/7Firms.” (In Colaboration with Rosalea Monacella) “Helen Lempriere Competition” in Tasmania. “Voronoi Sculpture” Finalist. Melbourne, Australia. 2006 “Opportunities Competition”. Garden City Project, National competition for architectural students. Second place awarded. Mexico City. 2005 “Intervention in Xochimilco”, Competition for Latin American Students ” Finalist. Mexico City.

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2005 “Housing Project in Queretaro” Local competition for UIA students. First place awarded. (Awarded with the entrance to Xochimilco International competition.) 2005 “Sustainable house” Local competition for UIA students. First place awarded. 2004 “Falling Water House” Frank Lloyd Wright competition”. UIA. First price awarded. High Distinctions: Subject/Professors/Uni/Location 2006 “Visualizing the Virtual Concourse” with Professors, Leon Van Schaik, Tom Kovac and Sean Kelly. RMIT. Melbourne, Australia. 2007 “Photography an Introduction” with Professor Lloyd Godman, RMIT. Melbourne, Australia. 2007 “Poise” Design studio. With Professor Mark Burry. SIAL Laboratory RMIT. Melbourne, Australia. Architecture Projects of his own: Client/Name of The Project/Theme/Location 2008 Geometrica, “Housing Complex in Vallejo” Concept of 600 low income apartments Mexico City. (The construction of the project is in progress). 2006 Geometrica, “Entrance to Residential La Palma” Concept for an entrance in Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City. 2005 Geometrica, “Bedroom x” Concept and design for a bedroom of a Modern House In Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City.

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Professional Work

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CAF New headquarters International competition in Caracas Venezuela, 2008.

Ten Architects. Office of Enrique Norten. Honorary Mention, International Design Competition. The new headquarters for the Corporation Andina de Fomento (CAF) is conceived as a detonating element of the new north south axis that will connect the central valley with the Caracas mountain range, with vegetation and Geography taking a leading role. This project expands the number of ground floors public spaces and connects two large urban parks. It also promotes the pedestrian and vehicular flow between urban sectors, public spaces and new developments. Plazas, parks, mass transit stations, paths and various urban activity centers are allocated along this new axis, which also sets a framework for a breathtaking view to the Avila Mountain. The proposal doubles the public space of plaza Altamira and Promote public transportation by providing extra parking spaces directly connected to an important mass transit hub. Along the axis an increase of density is proposed for the Altamira Sur district.

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Professional Work

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Colonia Obrera Venice Biennale 2008.

Delekamp Architects. Office of Derek Dellekamp. The Colonia Obrera is a neighborhood of Mexico city which was developed in the beginning of the 1900´s, as a housing quarter for working class of those days.It was founded for industry workers, artisans and countrymen that would work in the center of Mexico City. Since then the urban fabric has remained practically the same as it is today. All though there has been an inclusion of subways, metro bus, a major freeway (called Central Axis or Eje Central), and many transformations that have happened in the central core since then. The contradiction of this neighborhood is that although the city has evolved, in many different ways, the identity and scale of this neighborhood has remained intact, so how come the city has grown to an unprecedented scale, without transforming this area? The reasons why this has happened are not the purpose of this project, but the ways to create higher quality housing, with high density, taking advantage of the existing infrastructure and proximity of the city center. This project stretches the limits of common sense by preserving the buildings in the area we believe have value, densifying without creating an urban ghetto, connecting in a low scale with other blocks, creating an almost 80% green footprint due to terraces and green roofs, exhacerbing the principles of a community through public space which at the moment are inexistent.

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Site Area 25,537 Constructed 92,967 Housing 48,844 Green 16,765 Retail 9,418 Service 6,749 Parking 11,191

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We believe in the essence of “the barrio� (neighborhood) as the structure of our thought. We believe in architecture as a discipline capable of creating values in the way humans interact. We believe in social interaction, cohesion and sharing resources. We believe in accesibility with independence.

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We believe in sports, bycicles and outdoor living in an enclosed city space. We believe in privacy inside an artificial ecosystem which is the essence of a city. We believe in a programmatic hybrid, in space and in the capacity of an individual to take over it.

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Professional Work

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Voronoi Sculpture

International Competition in Tasmania. Helen Lempriere Competition.

24/7 Firm. Office of Rosalea Monacella. This project was for an International competition in Tasmania, The aim of the competition was to propose a sculpture for a public space. Our goal and concept for this project was to create a living sculpture, a place where children can play. And a sculpture that everyday could be modified. The design process was based in Voronoi Geometry. Once we decided which of the voronoi patterns was the most appropriate, we started to extrude the pieces in different angles and directions. The result was a composition of several shapes in different sizes and forms; it looks like a composition of natural rocks. The pieces are positioned by the people and the composition changes everyday.


Camouflage as the most important pattern. Voronoi as part of geometry

2D Drawing

3D Modell

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Academic Projects

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Digital design center Brief: We want to define the architecture and landscape through projection. That gives the flexibility for every changing possibilities. Nobody can posses the space, nobody can earn it. It should be truly public space. We don´t want to create a piece of architecture or landscape architecture, we want to create an experience. It should be more like a self reflection, an interactive space. Methods: Communication through images and text Defining shape through projection Projected surfaces Flexible spaces Multifunctional rooms Public space Decisions: Main theme as projection Projection as Architecture & Landscape Public space, not private in the context of rules and regulations Flexible, unlimited and non-permanence Connection between the CBD and the rest of Melbourne

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Proposal of several projections in the Facade.

Projecting grass into the facade

Projecting art into the facade

Projection test based on intensity

Projecting into the landscape to create a virtual experience

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Projecting animations into the project


Final results

Dots Intensity of activity within the building. The more people, the smaller the dot s and therefore more dots. colours help in differentiating levels of buildings, in this case - 2 levels.

Water Another measurement of activity within the building. This relates back to water, by using less obvious visuals in to show the intensity. White lines will animate on levels with the most activity while black lines will animate on the least intense level. The spaces in between will be used to blend these two animations together.

Voice This is a combination of ideas that involves the intensity parameters, voice recognition and noise level measurement. Speech bubbles will appear on the facade relating to approximate whereabouts of the person speaking. Recognisible words from a 23 database will be displayed one at a time at a certain interval. Newly updated speech bubbles will overlap older ones, how loud the word is spoken also effects the size of it.


Academic Projects

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Flexible Market Course: Cinematic Landscape. Professor: Cesar Torres Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Theme: Flexible Market. The aim of this exercise is to propose a design strategy that addresses the problems found in the site analyzed, and proposes a new way of organizing the dynamic systems that take place in Flinders station. My proposal is to create a Flexible Market based in the concept of the Mexican illegal Tiaguis. For that I created an urban plan based on rules and parameters to control the everyday development. Now we all know what does architecture of emergence is and how parameters in the urban plans are used. So I wanted to explore this new field of projecting systems and analyze his future results. In this case I realized that trying the opposite and inserting something to the site, was much more interesting. Inserting this daily system to this spot of the city, is something new, it is a positive chaos. Analyzing this type of masses in a city like this is unique and also interesting. Finally I see this project as a human body with soul, which is in constant movement, connected to the behavior of the city, the period of time, the season of the year and to the needs of the event.

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It is incredible, how many different possibilities of using the same space exist and how the souls (people) of this gigantic body are the ones that define the behavior of the space.


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PLAN OF URBAN ACTIVITIES.

Open Tianguis. Closed Tianguis. Public Tianguis Semi Public Tianguis Private Tianguis Zone A. Zone B. Zone C. T T.L. Tr. Free entrance. Pay entrance. 1 min/Take Away Tianguis 30 Minutes Tianguis 1 hour Tianguis More than 1 hour Tianguis Marketer (Costant Movement) Marketer (Trans. structure) Marketer (Stable structure)

Footy Final. Picasso Exposition. Common Market. Back to school. Fringe Festival. Spring Festival. Mexican Film Festival. International Film Festival. Pearl Jam. Student Biennale. RMIT Students Exposition. Winter Arts Festival. Australian Open. Fat Boy Slim.

Open Tianguis. Closed Tianguis. Public Tianguis Semi Public Tianguis Private Tianguis Zone A. Zone B. Zone C. T T.L. Thesaurus Tr. Footy Final. Picasso Exposition. Free entrance. Common Market. Pay entrance. Back to school. Fringe Festival. 1 min/Take Away Tianguis Spring Festival. Mexican Film Festival. 30 Minutes Tianguis International Film Festival. Pearl Jam. 1 hour Tianguis Student Biennale. More than 1 hour Tianguis RMIT Students Exposition. Winter Arts Festival. Marketer (Costant Movement) Australian Open. Fat Boy Slim. Marketer (Trans. structure) Marketer (Stable structure)

Footy Final. Picasso Exposition. Common Market. Back to school. Fringe Festival. Spring Festival. Mexican Film Festival. International Film Festival. Pearl Jam. Student Biennale. RMIT Students Exposition. Winter Arts Festival. Australian Open. Fat Boy Slim.

Open Tianguis. Closed Tianguis. Public Tianguis Semi Public Tianguis Private Tianguis Zone A. Zone B. Zone C. T T.L. Tr. Free entrance. Pay entrance. 1 min/Take Away Tianguis 30 Minutes Tianguis 1 hour Tianguis More than 1 hour Tianguis Marketer (Costant Movement) Marketer (Trans. structure) Marketer (Stable structure)

TRAIN FLOW DURING THE DAY. Frankston

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Pakenham and Cranbourne

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7-8=11 8-9=18 9-10=13

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Belgrave and Lilydale

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7-8=11 8-9=20 9-10=12

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Glen Waverley

THE EVENT DEFINES THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE MARKET.

Expansion

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INTERCONECTING THE STANDS TO CREATE AN URBAN LANDSCAPE.


REMOVABLE PLATES

MARKETER CAN CONNECT HIS STAND JUST TO THE SAME PLATE COLOUR.

Removable Plate

URBAN TRACE . Scrabble concept. as flexible plates

Example: 1-Definition of the plates = Food = Arts = Music = Books Definition of space and event

URBAN TRACE. DEFINITION OF ACTIVITIES

DEFINITION OF ZONES.

Zone A: Swanston street Zone B: Federation Square Traffic Lights: T.L.

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Zone C: Yarra River Trams: T


CONSTRUCTION DETAIL

Plates.

Tubes

the shape of the stands are an abstraction of the geometry .

conceptual section

conceptual section winter weekends

weekdays food

summer

Special EventsSoccer World Cup Food

Australian team clothing

Summer Clothes

Hot Drinks Swanston

Swanston

Swanston

Ice Cream and cold drinks Swanston

Mexican Team clothing Food

Yarra River

Federation square

Federation square

Federation square

Flinders

Food winter clothes

Flinders

Yarra River

Flinders

Federation square

Yarra River

Flinders

Yarra River

Australia vs Mexico

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Academic Projects

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Visualizing the virtual concurse Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Profesor: Leon Van Schaik, Tom Kovac, Sean Kelly, Alvin Low. This aim of this studio was to create a Research for the Venice Bienale. This research is based in the development of new ways of studying, taking advantage of the tools that the modern world has provided us. Synopsis: The emergence of virtual learning environments has revealed short-comings in the fundamental assumptions made about learning itself, chief amongst which has been the failure to base models on learning as a socially structured activity. The same can be said of the translation of research and enterprise practices into virtual environments. Expert solutions have been proposed that address technical refinements or information delivery models of learning and that do not answer the questions being asked by users, and their need to operate in communities of practice. The VIRTUAL CONCOURSE is an Innovation concept that unites researchers and product developers in the pursuit of a long term goal, and that enables the development and application of partial solutions to the needs of a wide range of clients who share a similar long term and evolving goal. The concept begins with user perceptions and requirements and embraces, like a Portuguese man-of-war, a colony of agents who work on processing and digesting the information that the concept draws into contention. This model is non-judgemental about participants, but provides a ‘platform for change’ (Beer, 1975) on which people can engage at their own pace, and in the company of peers.

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Venice Bienale student pavillion

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Topics of low interest / the plan of repulsion

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Rating the different topics of interest

Interconnecting different degrees


Topics of high interest

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Different cores of studies

Expansion of the virtual concourse


Academic Projects

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Floodplains Course: Poise Studio with SIAL Laboratory. Professor: Mark Burry. Bachelor of Architecture. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Theme: Floodplains. Local competition for Architectural students. First Place awarded. (awarded with the entrance to the Homo Faber Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum). The aim of this course was to explore a concept connected with water and there for to create an architectural project. For this project I worked and analyzed the floodplains, and my goal was to create a water Laboratory in Melbourne. Water flow and islands compose the Floodplains. So I made a research on those two elements and based on that I started to create rules and parameters to define the project. I realize that an analogy for the flow in a floodplain could be the people in the project, and the islands in a floodplain could be the columns or the skeleton.

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.� Bruce Lee.

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Abstraction of the floodplains

Different possibilities of transforming the floodplain into architecture

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Transforming the common drainage patterns into architecture


Analysis of the floodplains in a 3D diagram

Using the pattern in different ways.

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Working in section based on the concept of flow.


Academic Projects

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Housing in Doctores Disctrict Course: Studio 5 Professor: Salvador Arroyo. Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism. Universidad Iberoamericana. The aim of this project was to propose a system to challenge poverty, overpopulation and pollution in the Doctores Neighborhood. The people in Doctores Neighborhood are now confronted with big increases in density that continue to threaten their open green spaces, the most important quality of these areas. The Project proposes an idea to fight overpopulation by cantilevering units in to the faรงade. In this way I am creating an interesting architectural intervention and also I am creating more space for more families to live in. The building is also created with sustainable technology and recycled materials.

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Housing in Queretaro Course: Design Studio 4. Professor: Isaac Broid and Mauricio Rocha. Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism. Universidad Iberoamericana. Local competition for Architectural students, First place awarded. (Awarded with the Entrance to the Xochimilco National competition). This Project consisted on making a housing complex in Queretaro for people with low economical resources. I made a complex of 100 apartments of 64 square mts. In every level there is a central public area of social reunion. I designed a faรงade that generates public spaces on higher levels. And the entire project uses materials that surrounded the zone. The faรงade in the higher levels it has shutters that protects the apartments from the sun, and gave privacy to the users. It also gives movement to the project. And create a more flexible building.

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Byker wall Course: Urbanism Studio. Professor: Jose Castillo and Julio Gaeta. Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism. Universidad Iberoamericana. The Byker Wall is the name given to a long unbroken block of 620 maisonettes in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The block was designed by the notable architect Ralph Erskine assisted by Vernon Gracie, and was built in the mid-1970s. Its Functionalist Romantic styling with textured, complex facades, colourful brick, wood and plastic panels, attention to context and relatively low-rise construction represented a major break with the Brutalist high-rise architectural orthodoxy of the time. “Wikipedia description”. The objective of this course was to analyze the Byker Wall scenario and propose an urban intervention to the site. I see architecture as a massive tool; it’s not only about creating spaces but also about creating systems to have a better society. In this theme I realize that an urban plan based in urban activities would be the most influential intervention you could ever do. For that I analyze the lane ways and the pedestrian flow, and I proposed to transformed the first levels into cultural spaces as art gallery’s, shops, and student pavilions. The result was a very colorful neighborhood that supports culture and art for a better society.

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Sustainable House Competition Sustainable and Ecological Technology.

Universidad Iberoamericana. Local competition for architectural students; First place awarded. The aim of this competition was to propose a house with Sustainable technology. For this competition I decided to work in a site where the temperature is not stable, I think that decision was very mature because solving the project in those circumstances was a biggest challenge. The Shape of the House is very experimental because i wanted to innovate. The house is proposed with materials that surrounded the site, it uses solar energy, and it has a system to recycle rainwater.


Projects of his own

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Bedroom

Design of a bedroom in a modern house in Bosques de las Lomas Neighborhood.

Client: Geometrica Firm. Interior Architecture. The Firm asked 5 architectural students to create a proposal for a bedroom in a modern house. My proposal consists on using three different colors (black, red and wood). And i designed a whole composition of elements to use the space in the best way. I worked with the concept of flexibility to create an open space that allows future changes. I see the design as a modern clean proposal that respects the environment witch is living in.

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Garden City Concurso Oportunidades. National competition for architectural students, Second place awarded. This competition consists in creating the most intelligent proposal for Mexico City. There wasn’t a specific site or a specific theme. For this competition I started to map all the abandoned industries that are stocked in the middle of the city, and I proposed to use the potential of this sites to create the concept of garden cities. For that I followed the MVRDV BUGA Plant Intervention. “Might be conceivable to construct a park, with no style of its own, where all elements of a garden, all the plants, even ell the styles are loosely linked together? The result will be a true garden neighborhood, not just a number of homes besides a strip of parkland. By positioning park-like elements, sport and recreational elements and buildings in a way that is unexpected and flexible, variety becomes an object in its own right: a “pixel town” where the boundaries between park and building become indistinct and where the building dissolves into a landscape of differences”.

PRIVATE SPAVE AND ABANDONED INDUSTRIES.

SEMI PUBLIC SPACES.

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SEMI PRIVATE SPACES.

CURRENT SITUATION I SEE THIS PART OF THE CITY AS A COMPLETLY FAILURE. THERE IS A MASSIVE LACK OF GREEN AREAS IN MEXICO CITY..

GREEN AREAS.


PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW URBAN TRACE.

PROCESS OF LITIFICACION.

CURRENT SITUACION

EXPANING TRACE TO MARIO PANI’S PROJECT.

PIXEL GARDEN TRACE.

PIXEL GARDEN TRACE

BUILDINGS TO CONSERVE.

STRETCHING THE URBAN TRACE.

STRETCHING THE URBAN TRACE.

STRETCHING THE URBAN TRACE.

FLOWER.

NAME.

I ANALYZE THE SHADOWS IN THE PROJECT, AND BASED ON THAT IDEFINE THE PLANTING LOCATION.

Abutilum Megapo. Abutilum Pictum Abutilum Hybridum Arce Japones. Camelia Laurel Americano

Banksia

Lavandula.

Cistus Spp

Artemisa.

EXAMPLE OF THE PROCESS. THIS IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE FLOWER TO AREAS WITH NO LIGHT AT ALL. THIS IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE FLOWER TO AREAS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW. THIS IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE FLOWER TO THE AREAS WITH NO SHADOW AT ALL. THIS IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE FLOWER TO THE DRY AREAS WITH NO SHADOW AT ALL.

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PROPOSAL OF BUILDING TYPE A.

PROPOSAL OF BUILDING TYPE B.

PROPOSAL OF BUILDING TYPE C.

PROPOSAL OF BUILDING TYPE D. FINAL RESULT OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE PROJECT.

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Abutilum Megapo.

Abutilum Pictum

Laurel Americano

Banksia

Abutilum Hybridum

Arce Japones.

Camelia

Lavandula. Cistus Spp

Artemisa.

INTERVENTION 1: AREAS WITHOUT LIGHT.

INTERVENTION 2: SMALL AREAS WITH LIGHT AND SHADOW.

INTERVENTION 3: BIG AREAS WITH LIGHT AND SHADOW.

INTERVENTION 4: SMALL AREAS WITHOUT SHADOW.

INTERVENTION 5: BIG AREAS WITHOUT SHADOW.

FINAL RESULT OF THE GARDEN CITY

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Vivienda emergente University in Acapulco, “El Faro de Oriente�. Vivienda Emergente Competition. National Competition for Mexican Students. This competition consists in proposing a project based in recycled and prefabricated materials. I created a University in Acapulco that is located in the in between of a poor and a rich neighborhood. Taking the concept of filter and border I created a project that gives opportunity to the poor people and gives entertainment and cultural activities to the rich people. The Architecture of the project stands that the public space in this area would be the best solution. So I created a Public University called El Faro de Oriente, the project is constructed with shipping containers, this material is not only recycled but also prefabricated, and gives us flexibility to future changes in the building. The result of the project was a variety of programs in 6 different buildings, several public plazas, and the access for the Favelas to the university, Making them part of our everyday routine.

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Pedestrian entrance

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Bathroom Kitchen

Lobby


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Portfolio Uc Berkeley_David Dana  

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