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efrain campos selected works


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.


component

mirror left

mirror up

mirror left

multiply

stretch & compress

mirror down


permanent market stalls

permanent storage

temporary market stalls

public park area

program component

split

Insert Park


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.

REQUIRED PROGRAMS

PAPER

TIRES

PUBLIC INTERACTION

GLASS

PLASTIC

FLEA MARKET

METAL


Flea Pier compared to U.S. largest flea markets

Austin Country Flea Market

Daytona Flea Farmer’s Market

San Jose Flea Market

Re-pier/Flea-pier

On Site Recycling Percentages and Processes 30 ft.

30 ft.

80 ft.

Rubber

18%

Glass

12%

6 ft.

25%

Paper

80 00

9 ft.

30 00

30 ft.

125 ft.

30.00

115 ft.

25%

9 ft.

Metal

20%

1 0 15.00 30 ft.

20 ft.

4 ft.

Plastic

7 ft.

1 0 15.00

15 ft.

30 ft.

115 ft.

15 ft.

plastic process

melting process

heat process

grinding process

Public Reuse/Public Transportation Relationship

Public Reuse/Public Areas Relationship

10 Mi

Museum Shopping Centers Public Green Areas

rolling process

Recycle Centers/Circulation Relationship

MD - N

Skokie

full service

Animal Shelters

Linden

NCS

Exhibition

15 ft.

Pawn Shops

10 Mi

UP - N

Thri

tores ft S Flea Markets

UP - NW

Highway Systems

10 mi

metal tires

Skokie Sports Park

paper electronics

Howard

8 Mi

8 Mi

8 mi

plastic wood

North Park University

6 Mi

6 Mi

O’Hare

6 mi

Kimball

4 Mi

4 Mi

4 mi

MD - W Congress Theater

2 Mi

2 Mi

Depaul University

2 mi

Harlem

UP - W Forest Park

Soldier Field

Cermak

BNSF

Zoo

Midway Airport

Midway East 63rd

Ashland

General Recycling Network Metal

SS

Reuse Center Networks Thrift Stores

Pawn Shops

Flea Markets

Multiple Service

Paper

Electronics

Tires

Plastic

Wood

Reuse Center Networks 60%

Animal Shelters

Thrift Stores

Pawn Shops

Flea Markets

Animal Shelters

95/Dan Ryan

HC RI 12%

Harborside International Golf Center

47%

ME 29%

37%

20%

13%

40%

SWS 1%

0%

0%

2%

46%

82%

89%

71% 36%

Relationship to Public Areas (Shopping Centers, Museums, Public Green Areas, Exhibition Spaces)

Relationship to Public Transportation

33%

50%

50%

12%

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 Illinois’ 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 Bierce’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.


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