Edgardo Vela Piñero 787| 944| 6917 email@example.com Education: 2008-1015 | Bachelor in Architecture , Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico , Puerto Rico Summer 2012 | Summer Abroad Centro de Estudios Martianos Havana, Cuba 2008 | High School , Colegio San Jose, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Awards: 2012 | Christmas Ornament Competition at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Obtain Third Place 2014 | Sculpture Competition “ Una escultura para un arbol” for the Centro de Bellas Artes of San Juan, Obtain Honorable Mention Professional: Feb . 2016 - Present | CSA Group ; Architects and Engineers firm | Architectural designer + NYC Build It Back Program; New york, US New York City Build it Back Program is the assisting homeowners, landlords and tenants in the five boroughs whose primary homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 2015 | Cividanes & Rosa Architects and Engineers | Architectural designer + 3d BIM Model & Render for proposal Toyota Financial Center, San Juan. 2012 - current | Gente Colectiva, co-founder; Multidisciplinary platform based in design. + Melt local Artisant, San Juan, Puerto Rico. | Designer The task was to create the brand Identity of the restaurant, which includes: logo design, menu, restaurant signaged. + Proposed a mobiliary design for a portable gardening furniture to Cocina Abierta, Condado Puerto Rico. | Designer Languages:
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Every good project starts from a generating idea. Throught the process that idea is enhanced,questioned, tested. To produced at the end a quality project.
Thesis: The extension of the office to the city
ACSA Steeel Competition
Miramar Mira la Mar
425 Building Signage
* “In-mueble” is a portfolio of architectural Work
Del Huerto a la Cocina
*“Mueble” is a portfolio of product design, graphic design and basic simple design.
The urban officespace
location: Santurce, Puerto Rico The evolution of the office space over the years has evolved due to the necessities of every generation. Today’s current working modalities varies from the typical office space, to working on your home, cafe (cyber cafe) and the new coworking space. But there’s a new creative class that has been forgotten and unattended known as " urban nomads " which is defined as a population of programmers, designers, writers and others working largely from their laptops that sometimes still require physical ability to print, “Scan" and meet with a person. If the city offers: Schools, food, housing, collective transportation, workplaces and leisure spaces, but it does not provide a accessible spaces to mobility where this nomadic population of Urban Nomads can connect their mobile devices to the internet. In response to people who work with their wireless devices ubiquitously a series of spaces adapted with the infrastructure for nomadic work must arise in the urban context. Understanding the urban circumstances of Santure, Puerto Rico known for being the most dense and populating area of San Juan. Santurce Hub, (the proposed space ) will consolidated the existing typical office elements (seating area, meeting, copy room, wireless and cafe ) with the necessary urban office elements (shelter, collective transportation, fast in-and out mobility). The project location is an empty sidewall lot with an area of 21,323 sq. ft that connects from Ave. Ponce de Leon to the Rexach Street. The building will served as a urban pathway in the urban context, the first level would be the public space with dinning areas, restaurant, leisure spaces and seminaries spaces, modular commercial spaces, main plaza, and back plaza, the public spaces serves as interaction and networking areas for young entrepreneurs. The second and third level would be the public-private spaces in this levels the working modality of coworking would be the main focus, also contains quiet places, a terrace and meeting rooms and a Work-Playground. The fourth level is the more diverse space in the building because it involves different areas from coworking space, communal areas and private offices that adjust to the people needs. These needs are attended in spaces like the flexible space divider (interior brisoleis), which are metal color space dividers that can be manually assemble depending on the office layout needed. Another space is the flexible furniture, which is a desk/storage/space divider module that can transform a space from a office, to a conference space. The structure of this building is a open space with a simple steel column and beam with a composite concrete steel deck, which let’s this space change used in the future. The economic sustainability in this project was a design guided that varies from natural ventilation patios, sun shades, curtain walls, green walls and solar panels.
Thesis + Urban Nomads + coworking space + Officespace + Urbanism + Retail space
The extension of the office to the city To serve a population of urban nomads
Current working modalities Traditional Office
what it was previously static
From 2010 - 2012 , the number average square feet per person decreased from 225 to 176. In mid- 2017 this number is Predicted to fall to a minimum a 100 sf / person.
It is now mobile
227 sf 176 sf 100 sf 2010
* data from Gensler , Future Office
The new creative class " urban nomads " is defined as a population of programmers, designers , writers and others working largely from their laptops sometimes still require physical ability to print ,"Scan" and meet with a person.
Problem If the city offers me :
But it does not provide me a asccesible space to mobility where this nomadic population of Urban Nomads can connect to the infraestructure.
INTERNET Where they can connect
How can prototype be tied to the mobility in the city, so that the percent of urban nomads unattended find the resources necessary to sustain itself.
Urban Setting * In response to people who work with their wireless devices ubiquitously , Inrespose a series of spaces adapted with the infrastructure for nomadic work must arise. Proposed:
Espacio de trabajo
* The organizational structure of most current Working modalities is organized in a timely manner in the city
* Establish a network system structure in the city
Analysis : Traditional Office & Urban Office Office
Urban elements in use
*Create a space to consolidate existing elements, with the necessary
Urban Circumstance 1 Attach to the Public train transportation
Urban Circumstance 2
Attavh to the public parking
Centro Bancario Mil a de Oro
Universidad Metropolitana Centro Judicial
Universidad de Sagrado Corazon
Universidad de Politecnica
The common denomiador between 4 universities and Judicia Center Banking center . *The movability on these sites
Universidad de Puerto Rico
What is the objective group? Freelancers
Schools (Students & Teachers )
Urban Circumstance 3
Attach to the public bus
AMA Bus Axonometric diagram Axonometric diagram
AMA (Bus stop)
Ca lle Ca na ls
San Juan Puerto Rico
Santurce Puerto Rico
Site coordinates lat: 18.44882 Long: -66.07
Parada de Autobus
Red de caminos y autos Densidad Peatonal Cruce de la Carretera Red de Bicicletas
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Condiciones de uso para zonificaciรณn ZU-G4 1. El uso prevaleciente es comercio y oficinas
Usos permitidos en la zona ZU-R2: 1. Estacionamiento como complementario
Divide the volume into two, for public pathway
Sethback from the facade for more visuals and exterior terrace
Pathway Circulation Analysis
Proposed pathway with linked spaces
Ponce de Leon Avenue
Flexible Office Space: Diagrams Private Office
Open Office Coworking space
8 5 6 7 4 3 2 1
MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
YOUR AD HERE
Public ad screening
MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
Ground Floor: 1. Administration 2. Retail space 3. Directory 4. Pay Station
5. Cafe 6. Multi-use Rent Spaces 7. Bicicle Messenger Center 8. Main Plaza
9. Big Led Screen 10. Restaurant 11. Bathroom 12. Livable Wall
5. Conference Room 6. Lounge 7. Quiet Room 8. Terrace
9. Communal Bleachers 10. Kichenette
Second floor: 1. Workstations 2. Coworking 3. Semi-private Workstations 4. Over-the-counter desk
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ervice Area Mechanical room lectrical room
Flexible Office Space: Diagrams Livable Wall MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
3 2 3 1 2 1
Modular Office spaces 1
Flexible Space divider (Interior brisoleis) First assembly
Second assembly 1
conference Space 1
two separated spaces 1
Third floor: 1. Workstations 2. Coworking 3. Quiet Room 4. Conference Room
5. Lounge 6. Terrace 7. Playground 8. Looking point
Fourth floor: 1. Workstations 2. Transformable Private office 3. Over-the counter desk 4. Modular Office space
5. Lounge 6. Quiet Room 7. Kitchenette 8. bathrooms
Collecting sunlight for sustainable energy
Know for beign one of the most congestion Avenue in the Santurce district. It is also the biggest and most populated of all the districts in the capital (san Juan).
Ponce De Leon Avenue
Protects South Facade from sunlight exposure
Withing the ratio of 500m there are 11 parkings. This will encourage the urban and used public transportation.
Inner Patios With natural light and ventilation
Green Walls Creates an ecosystem in the main patio plaza
Natural wind ventilation
ance Atrium Space
1 private and public pedestrian lifestyle
Curtain wal Allows natural s
Natural wind ventilation
lls sun light
Vendor market Creates a pedestrian flow towards the back plaza
Section A 10
+45'-6" fourth oor
+32'-6" third oor
+19'-6" second oor
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Section B 0
+45'-6" fourth oor
+32'-6" third oor
+19'-6" second oor
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Roof Floor slab
Fifth Floor slab
Fourth Floor slab
Third Floor slab
Second Floor slab
Ground floor level
Exploded Axon Building components
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Ponce de Leon Avenue South Elevation
Wall section 2:
1- Foundation drain 2- Gravel fill 3- Stone 4- Waterproofing membrane 5- Concrete footing 6- Window 7- Signage aluminum frame 8- Steel plate 9- Aluminum tube louver 10- Concrete beam 11- Open web joints 12- Metal deck 13- Drywall 14- Metal stud 15- Air conditioned 16- Sprincklers 17- Lamp 18- Flashing 19- Rigid insulation taper toward drain 20- Protection mat 21- Solar base with filler shee 22- Plant layer 23- Solar base frame and sola panel
Notice brand identity signage being part of the facade composition.
Wall section 1: 1- Foundation drain 2- Gravel fill 3- Stone 4- Waterproofing membrane 5- Concrete footing 6- Sprincklers 7- Metal stud 8- Air conditioned 9- Concrete beam 10- Metal deck 11- Open web joints 12- Lamp 13- Ceiling panel
±71-6" roof top
± 71-'6 " roof floor
20 21 22 23 18 19
±58'-6" fourth floor
13 14 15
± 58-'6 " fourth floor
±45'-6" third floor 3'-0"
± 45-'6 " third floor
±32'-6" second floor
± 32-'6 " second floor
12 11 10 9 8 7 6
±19-'6 " first floor
± 19-'6 " first floor
1 2 3 4 5 ±0 ground floor
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AARP Headquarters location: Santurce, Puerto Rico Right know Puerto Rico is facing one of the biggest economic crisis in history, this had an impact on the younger population to leave in search for better opportunities. So in respond to this exodus there would be a population 50 years and older that would be unattended as they grow older. So in response this project aims to the rehabilitation of Santurce through a transit-oriented development that introduces the elderly population to a livable urban environment. One of the urban strategies was to accommodate to their needs by locating the aging population in an urban context rather than isolated them in rural areas. In a more urban context the have a numerous resources in a walking distant, places, public transportation and an active inner-city. The complex accommodates the AARP headquarters combined with 65 elderly living units, due to building regulation and site dimensions, the demands between the two programs: elderly housing and office building; mandates a separation of programs. The proposal scheme design puts together two individual buildings in the same the site, both connecting with their own private cores and sharing a parking lot. The strategy was to place the apartment facing a second demand street and the office building facing the main avenues due to more activities in this areas, both building separated by a main patio.
Elderly Housing + Officespace + Commercial + Retail+ Urban City Living
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Site plan 1:1000
Site plan 1:300
Ave. Fernandez Juncos
Site Roberto H. Todd
Calle Torrez de la Vega
Zonning Compliance Diagram
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First floor plan street level
Typical floor plan levels 2 - 7
Parking typical floor plan Levels -1 a -3
This image illustrate the building placement cornered in the Fernandez Juncos Avenue.
One bedroom unit 900 sq. feet Design with ADA Standards for Accessible Design All units have master bed, kitchen, living and dinning rooms, being an elderly unit normative by applying vibrant color and
One bedroom unit 600 sq feet Design with ADA Standards for Accessible Design known for being sober the proposed design was to get out of the textures on the floor.
Housing Wall Section
Nivel de Cubierta
Segundo nivel de oficina
Primer nivel de oficina
Primer nivel de estacionamiento
Segundo nivel de estacionamiento
Tercer nivel de estacionamiento
Office Wall Section
ACSA Steel Competition location: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico A culinary art regards the preparation of food as well as the skillful creation of image and taste. Grounded on the role the chef, overly, perceive simply as a cook, people ignoring the fact that cooking is a creative as well as an artistic role. The chef overly conceptualized the notion of cooking as an artistic practice in which embodies meaningful and symbolic ingredients. Similar to the creative process of image making on a plate, our project attempts to focus on cooking as a deeply social activity enhance by the location of its pieces, proportions and formal composition. The building is located in San Juan Puerto Rico, in the financial district of Hato Rey, commonly know as the â€œMilla de Oroâ€? or golden mile. The sites interact with two of the most important avenues of the area, Ave. Ponce de Leon and Ave. Munoz Rivera. The train station and the bus stops next to the site provide easy access to the project. Since the financial district is a condense area, pedestrians will flow through the Culinary Art College using its facilities. Numerous visual lines regulate both the setting and the formal aspects of the project thought two main lines define a visual access from the train station, while the other defines the relationship to Ponce de Leon Avenue. One responds from the visual that one gets from the exit of the train station and the other one responding the visual line parallel to Ave. Ponce de Leon. The building is a two story volume that contains: kitchens, wine room, bake shop, demonstration lab and restaurant on the first floor, while containing the administration area, classrooms, student lounge, library and Lecture Hall.The learning process start at the kitchens this exposes student to the cooking realm while improving their cooking and exposing to new ways to interact with the food.Since the Building narrates the process of cooking education, a green garden in the upper level was place to give more emphasis in the circulation of the building. This green garden response to the negative areas on the building explained earlier. This giant trellis on top of the visiting subject is used to grow different types of crops for the use of the kitchens and the restaurant. The most public part of the building kitchen, restaurant and bakeshop conform in the first floor.
ACSA Steel Competition + Culinary Institute + Architecture + Garden + Food
Site Location: The intervention site is located in the finacial district of Puerto Rico between two of the mayor streets in the area, The Ave. Juan Ponce de Leon and Ave.Luis MuĂąoz Rivera.
Site Analysis: Visual lines where thrown from different parts the surroundings of the site looking for conection pertinent connections.
Visual Line 5.
6 . 10.
Level 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Teaching Kitchens Pastry kitchen Demonstration Laboratory Wine Room Bake Shop Restaurant Receiving Area Trash Area Parking Bathrooms
The design intervention is to propose a path-way for the external subject to see the entire process of the cooking student during his teachings until he reatches the final product of the restaurant.
The building desing was based on negative and positive parts on a plate. Creating a metaphore that the building is the positive space and the negative space being the area that the subject uses to walk around the structure.
Level 2 11. 12. 10. 13. 14.
Classrooms @ 2 Student Lounge Bathrooms Crop Garden Crop Cleaning Area
15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
Adminstrative Offices Director Suite Admissions Office Career Service Staff Room Faculty Area Mechanical Room Library Lecture Hall
Garden Structural System
Level 2 / circulation
Honey Comb Structure System
Primary Structure System
Structural Assembly Diagram 1.
1.Honey Comb Structure System 2. Steel beam 3.Kitchen extractor 4.Emergency water lines 5.Aircondition system 6.Garden system 7.Steel wire union assembly
This image illustrate the entrance from the Ponce de Leon Avenue, notice the hanging garden structure.
Miramar mira la mar location: Santurce, Puerto Rico The Project setting takes place in Santurce, Know for being one of the most congestion and populated of all the districts in the capital (san Juan). Studying the existing models of transportation collective and private, the new urban strategy aims to design a train/bus route that has a positive impact n the urban fabric/context. The location of the new proposes route eliminates an existing road and creates a new urban configuration and subdivision into a new sector that serves as a development of a new waterfront with different scales of housing development, new waterfront and future business developments. The main goal is to connect the different sectors: Miramar, Isla Grande and Hoare, through a public path that serves as a catalyst which main program is a public park, with different sport complex. The new waterfront rehabilitates the space with different recreational elements such as parks, swimming pools, pedestrian bridges and day/night commercial activity.
Urban design + architecture + Sport Complex + Waterfront + Housing + Park
The new proposed train transportation route, acts as a catalyst to a sector that has been forgotten in the urban context. Other than using the two main Avenues: Ponce de Leon and Fernandez Juncos, the proposal creates an alternative route that connects the Miramar sector, Hoare sector with the Puerto Rico Convention Center District for future development of this Waterfront. - San Juan, Puerto Rico
The location of the main site that serves as a development of a new waterfront rehabilitation with simple drawn a new Configuration of the existent urban context. The new urban configuration would have different scales of housing development, new waterfront and future business developments. The main space is a landscape/park/connector that serves as the threshold to links the different sectors.
Proposed site location
425 Bulding Signage location: object The purpose of this project focus on rethinking, how can the signage be incorporated in a appropriate way to the project 425 composition, located on the street corner of calle and calle Norzagaray, Old San Juan. The way in which the acrylic panels were used around the periphery as a front, was an essential part of the park, the program target two users: Children (day ) and Cinema (night). The used of a pulley system through lanes allows the sliding panels on the façade to open onto the calle Norzagaray. This project explores the name ( Architectural nickname) design two techniques, first as through technological advances can redesign a new medium ( with relief) in this case a pipe system using as material “PVC” are tied up to a support structure. The second finding is explored as architectural nickname to the composition of the building. This was incorporated through the reuse of acrylic panels and positioning the name on top, being understood the name and the as one piece composition.
Interior Design + kitchen decor + Product
Calle Sol Floor plan 1/16= 1â€™
*Notice how the letters compostion are incorporated to the Acrylic panels as one.
*Calle Sol Elevation. A
*Calle Norzagaray Elevation. B
Acrylic wall panel
Plastic cap for PVC tubes
PVC System Name
Structure Frame for PVC
*with the signage incorporated
A This image illustrate an exploded axonometric of the signage system.
Rectangle Angle location: object The main focus of this project was to design an aoutdoor planter. The formality is a simple rectangle in which the two longer sides are bend from one point to the other, Creating a triangluar edge when two diferentes sides joint.
Furniture + outdoor + Product
This image illustrate the planters materials and color.
TrĂpctico location: object The Tripcticco change the stereotype of the cutting board. It represents an ergonomic culinary piece that creates a symbiotic relationship between FOOD preparation, serving, and presenttion. The main focus of the design was, how can one change the logistics of a cutting board and create a multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing culinary object that attends different tasks in the kitchen area. These tasks where resolved in a simple formula: A1 cutting board + B3 Serving plates = C Backsplash decor
Interior Design + kitchen decor + Product
Del Huerto a la Cocina Location: Condado, Puerto Rico The task was to design an outdoor gardening furniture for Cocina Abierta a restaurant located in Condado, Puerto Rico. The proposal took place in the lateral void patio of the restaurant, the strategy was to design a gardening area that could supply the restaurant demands and served as an comfortable ambience. The projects aims to find the potentials of this specific, a simple modular furniture that could be ready-to-assemble. The design incorporated a circular 3/4â€? aluminium metal sheet divided into four pieces, perforated areound all the borders. Each model is made up of four metal sheets assemebly together in 2â€? tubular metal tubes. The metal sheets are welded to the tubular tubes, each model has a perforated metal sheet basket that serves as a planter so the crops can grow. The design follow the existing atmosphere and estehetics that the restaurant composed, so the vibrant color yellow which is the main color of the restaurant palette took part also in our project. Also to contrast with the vibrant yellow, the dark black was chosen to make thei appearance adjustable to the atmosphere that alredy existed.
Outdoor Garden + Restaurant + Branding + Furniture
Del Huerto a la Cocina 5 ft
perforated metal shee (individual planter)
Tubular metal tube (main support)
four equal ccompartments
Aluminium metal sh (rib like structure, w to the metal tubes)
3 2 1
This images ilustrate the tile This image illustrate the planters on the side patio. Notice the graphics on the floor which are part of the composition.
e pattern floor finish.
dos equis location: object Growing up in a tropical Island in the Caribbean we are exposed to beautiful examples of Spanish Colonial and modern Caribbean architecture. In recent years, the tile industry in Puerto Rico has seen a revival of traditional designs and a new wave of tile design. This projects aims to design my own hydraulic mosaic tile knows as â€œlosa criollaâ€?, with basic geometrical patterns, the design incorporated vibrant tropical colors and two different pattern modules.
Interior Design + Tile design + Product
Pattern tile module A
Pattern tile module B
This image illustrate the tile pattern floor finish.
a.re.ca Location: Santurce, Puerto Rico This proposal receive a Honorable Mention in the competition, “Esculturas para sembrar un Árbol en CBA” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.The Competition consisted in designing a sculpture to be installed in the main plaza (public space) of the Centro de Bellas Artes located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The propose sculpture itself is an abstraction of the textures found in the “cocotero” palm tree, indigenous to the Caribbean islands. It is a homage to the Caribbean lifestyle; the sun, the beaches and the flora itself. The sculpture serves as a skin, whose design comes from the abstraction of the palm rings, in which it surfaces creates a texture of lights and shades. The form generates from a triangular modular, that assembles into triangular rings to simulate the growth of the palm tree.
Competition + Public Space + Sculpture + Product
module A module B
Eight triangles per module
French Drain System
Section Scale 1/2’’=1’
This image illustrate the Areca Sculpture on the main plaza in the CBA of Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Cut Triangle location: object The main focus of this project was to design a mold casting for a concrete tile so that it could be produce in mass production, to develop it as a product. The mold was assembly by two patterns, in which one was a set of 2 triangles and the other 3 triangles,the product would function as a concete tile pattern.
Interior Design + Wall tile + Product
Wooden framework axonometric Diagram for mold castings
Wall tile installation elevation
Floral modular location: object The Floral Modular seems like the typical toddler furniture, but it represents an ergonomic and adequate scale piece that creates a symbiotic relationship between seating, playing, and storage. The main focus of the design was, how can one create a multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing furniture for kids to interact as a toy. The formality of the object comes from the silhouette of a flower, the object transforms when its opens and closed.
colaboration with Javier Silva and Jose Jimenez
Interior Design + kids + Product + Play
Axonometric assembly diagram
This image ilustrates the floral modular interaction with the kids.
Miscellaneous location: object This is a work sample of different projects such as graphic design, art and christmas ornament.
Hand drawing + Urban design + Christmas Ornament + Graphic Design
1ST YEAR h DRAWING AXONOMETRIC
Proposal design for the existing “Parada 18 ”(Bus Stop)
1ST YEAR URBAN OBJECT PROPOSAL Bus terminal proposal location in Santurce, Puerto Rico
OBTAIN 3RD PLACE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT COMPETITION at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
ARCHI-MALS SERIES , 2014
Thank You. Vela I look forward hearing from you soon.
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