efrain campos selected works
university of illinois at chicago
catenary market prof. laura feldberg sping 2010 honorable mention: year end show
re-pier/flea-pier prof. judith dejong fall 2011
geode stop prof. david brown spring 2011 honorable mention : year end show
speed/warp profs. paul florian & cristopher wolf fall 2012
puncture/juncture prof. dan wheeler spring 2012
catenary market Catenary Market sprouts in the middle of the city of Chicago in between its river and train tracks. The constrictions of the site create an atmosphere of limitation, yet the canopy of the market grows upwards in between the chaos of its surroundings. A ramp stretches from the ground level to the elevated base that hovers on top of the train tracks.
The canopy of the market consists of network of intertwined arches that create a series of pathways at its base which guide costumers through the site. The market consists of both temporary and permanent stall, storage spaces, and green spaces. These spaces are evenly spread throughout the site thus creating variety and resting spots for costumers.
stretch & compress
permanent market stalls
temporary market stalls
public park area
re-pier/flea-pier Navy pier becomes the center of reuse for the Chicago downtown area at which flows of materials and public activities intertwine. Reuse programs are arranged according to the order of the materials being recycled; they also branch vertically from the bottom of the pier to show the
different stages of transformation of the materials being reused. Ramps connect the top public layer of the pier to the flea market and the recycling layers in order to reinforce the understanding of the reuse processes.
Flea Pier compared to U.S. largest flea markets
Austin Country Flea Market
Daytona Flea Farmer’s Market
San Jose Flea Market
On Site Recycling Percentages and Processes 30 ft.
1 0 15.00 30 ft.
1 0 15.00
Public Reuse/Public Transportation Relationship
Public Reuse/Public Areas Relationship
Museum Shopping Centers Public Green Areas
Recycle Centers/Circulation Relationship
MD - N
UP - N
tores ft S Flea Markets
UP - NW
Skokie Sports Park
North Park University
MD - W Congress Theater
UP - W Forest Park
Midway East 63rd
General Recycling Network Metal
Reuse Center Networks Thrift Stores
Reuse Center Networks 60%
HC RI 12%
Harborside International Golf Center
Relationship to Public Areas (Shopping Centers, Museums, Public Green Areas, Exhibition Spaces)
Relationship to Public Transportation
Relationship to Highway
Relationship to Highway
Relationship to Water
sequence program (according to recycling materials)
slice (to divide surface program)
layer (surface programs)
bend (to connect to street level)
pinch and pull (to connect programatic layers)
plug program (according to light need, materila flows and public activities)
grass concrete rubber wood sand
geode stop Geode Stop breaks the flatness of Illinoisâ€™ horizon. Seen from miles away, the iconic building hints to its programmatic components through the chiseled shape of its crevices. Crevices are embedded with rock climbing walls that connect the different programs of the rest stop. Visitors are able to go from one level to the other by climbing the surfaces of the crevice. Each crevice contains a different program providing a variety of activities for the hotel guests. The base of the building houses a gas station, a restaurant and the lobby. These programs are hollow
low spaces within the solid base. The interior of the building is composed of a field of towers that rest on top of the seven storey base. A series of catwalks connect each of the towers, thus allowing for pockets of space to be carved within the circulation space. Each pocket becomes a gathering space for social interaction between the hotel guests. The perforated metal skin of the building is composed of a grid of circles creating a moire effect on its faces. The pattern appears to change size as incoming drivers get closer to the building.
speed/warp Speed / Warp uses Ambrose Bierceâ€™s short story, An Occurrence in Owl Creek Bridge,as a design catalyst to bridge the gap between two completely sides of town. The story documents the imaginary escape of a man in the process of being hanged. The bridge represents the compression of moments in history in spite the rush of time (the highway).The bridge both compresses and expands the sense of time.
The constituents of the bridge are analogous to the of the story in the way they each perceive time. Each constituent represents a different speed of time. Like the captain, the drivers stay on real time. The pedestrian goes into a time expansion, just as the man being hanged did. The dweller participates in both times like the reader does too. The mesh represents the stretch of time, and connects both time speeds.
puncture/juncture Juncture Puncture becomes the place to go for any apparel needs. Located at the corner of North Ave and Sedwick St. this building houses three live/ work units in which the renters are able to set up their work station within their own home. The first floor houses a cafĂŠ, which becomes the gathering point for both residents of the building and people on their way to the red line station located half a block from the cafĂŠ.
The second floor houses a shoe repair shop, the third floor a tailor, and the fourth floor a jewelry maker. The landing of the exterior staircase of the building are extended in order to create extra gathering place for its residents. The skin of the building consists of corten panels that also wrap around the courtyard of the building ending the block at a large porous mass.