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2008-2010 GRADUATE PORTFOLIO eduardo ponce


demonstration public workshops interaction with artifacts

areas for

lecture hall

private vs. public

library RESEARCH outdoor courtyard

GARDEN CAFE A

tickets desk

architecture museum laclede’s landing / st. louis, mo degree project, spring 2010

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old post office district historic business district real estate row washington avenue

The architecture museum intends to celebrate the history of St. Louis hidden within artifacts collected through the years from one of the most historic cities in the United States, while at the same time working on the advancement of public education about the values of such landmarks and the positive impact we can obtain from preserving them.

panoramic observation level

demonstration public workshops interaction with artifacts

downtown

void books stacks

areas for historic steel district artifacts recovered from old/abandoned factories. St. Louis as the largest steel producing city in US.

lecture hall

industrial

private vs. public

st. louis antebellum riverfront 40 square blocks of heavy antebellum and victorian urbanity were demolished for the creation of the memorial.

library RESEARCH outdoor courtyard

rotating exhibitions showcasing contemporary architecture local/abroad as well as artist works relating back to St. Louis

GARDEN CAFE

riverfront temporary gallery

projection area

storage & mech

laclede’s landing

The architecture will work as an instrument for reading the urban context as well as serving as a framing device, revealing and highlighting narratives of St. Louis Architectural history.

tickets desk

management offices curator office classrooms teacher lounge

old post office district historic business district real estate row washington avenue panoramic observation level

historic steel district artifacts recovered from old/abandoned factories. St. Louis as the largest steel producing city in US.

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+1 LEVEL Permanent Gallery/Laclede’s Landing 1/8” = 1’ Scale

concept diagrams cultural platforms vs. museum boxes

+4 LEVEL Library & Archive Research 1/8” = 1’ Scale

plan_gallery level

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A st. louis antebellum riverfront 40 square blocks of heavy antebellum and victorian urbanity were demolished for the creation of the memorial.

rotating exhibitions showcasing contemporary architecture local/abroad as well as artist works relating back to St. Louis

riverfront

cafeteria kitchen

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temporary gallery 2 storage & mech

laclede’s landing 1 management offices curator office classrooms teacher lounge

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+2 LEVEL Museum Cafeteria/Gathering 1/16” = 1’ Scale

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void books stacks

concept diagrams cultural platforms vs. museum boxes

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check out computers

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projection area wc 12

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archive storage & mechanical

storage & mech

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storage

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1 projection area

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EAST/WEST SECTION Scale 1/16” = 1’

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PERMANENT GALLERY SPACES/architecture artifacts PUBLIC ARTIFACT WORKSHOP/classrooms LECTURE & CONFERENCE SPACE/classrooms LIBRARY & ARCHIVES TEMPORARY GALLERY SPACE RECEPTION & INFORMATION DESK ENTRANCE

east/west section

8_ ARTIFACT RESTORATION WORKSHOP 9_ RESTROOMS 10_ ADMINISTRATION 11_ URBAN PLAZA 12_ CAFE KITCHEN 13_ BUILDING PLAZA/CAFE 14_ MUSEUM TERRACE

storage & mech

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+1 LEVEL 10 Permanent Gallery/Laclede’s Landing 1/8” = 1’ Scale

+4 LEVEL Library & Archive Research 1/8” = 1’ Scale

plan_library level MUSEUM MUSEUM MUSEUM

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

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MUSEUM

assembly

MUSEUM library

MUSEUM public

SCHOOL

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SCHOOL

pure program

urban connection

visual adjustment

interstatial spaces

+3 LEVEL Temporary Exhibition Space 1/16” = 1’ Scale

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classroom/ conference

cafeteria kitchen

classroom/ conference

cafeteria

wc auditorium storage & mech

wc

+2 LEVEL Museum Cafeteria/Gathering 1/16” = 1’ Scale

storage

storage & mechanical

+6 LEVEL Auditorium/Conference Rooms 1/16” = 1’ Scale

ROOF PLAN Outdoor Exhibitions (Permanent/Temporary) 1/16” = 1’ Scale

workshop

void

workshop back room

void

wc

projection area

storage & mech

+3 LEVEL Temporary Exhibition Space 1/16” = 1’ Scale

conf. room

storage & mech

+8 LEVEL Workshop Level 1/16” = 1’ Scale

wc

storage


MUSEUM “BOXES”

ST. LOUIS DOWNTOWN

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

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HISTORIC LACLEDE’S LANDING

INSTERSTIAL CULTURAL SPACES LOBBY/INFORMATION DESK MUSEUM GIFTSHOP CLASSROOMS EDUCATORS OFFICES ADMINISTRATION STORAGE LIBRARY & ARCHIVES RESEARCH CENTER DIGITAL RESOURCES LECTURE HALL CONFERENCE ROOMS WORKSHOP “BOX” SHOWROOM MUSEUM CAFE DINING HALL RESTROOMS SECURITY ROOF TERRACE/ARTIFACTS

MUSEUM “BOXES”

Permanent and rotating galleries of both historic artifacts as well as contemporary practices will create a juxtaposition between old and new with the goal of understanding St. Louis’ urban fabric.

INSTERSTIAL CULTURAL SPACES LOBBY/INFORMATION DESK MUSEUM GIFTSHOP CLASSROOMS EDUCATORS OFFICES ADMINISTRATION STORAGE LIBRARY & ARCHIVES RESEARCH CENTER DIGITAL RESOURCES LECTURE HALL CONFERENCE ROOMS WORKSHOP “BOX” SHOWROOM MUSEUM CAFE DINING HALL RESTROOMS SECURITY ROOF TERRACE/ARTIFACTS


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Secondary programs such as lecture halls and education spaces, as well as public workshops and a public plaza will make the museum a dynamic public space that will seek to add to a changing riverfront. 6-Layer Polycarbonate Hollow Cellular Slabs (1 1/2”) Thermal Insulation 1,45 W/mq °K, R-10 Sheet-metal Distance Piece (3/8”)

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6-Layer Polycarbonate Hollow Cellular Slabs (1 1/2”) Thermal Insulation

Fixing (4”x 4” x 1/8”)

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1,45 W/mq °K, R-10

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Linear Suction Fixing (1/4”), tape

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Steel SHS Column (10”x 4”), at 10ft from center painted with white Intumescent Paint for steel

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Steel RHS (4 1/2”x 2”) painted with white Intumescent Paint for steel

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Sheet-metal Distance Piece (3/8”)

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Point Fixing (4”x 4” x 1/8”)

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Gypsum Board Layer, Level 5 Finish (3/4”)

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Light Fixture

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4-Layer Polycarbonate Hollow cellular slab (1 1/2”) (4’x 8’ panels)

Steel SHS Column (10”x 4”), at 10ft from center painted with white Intumescent Paint

Linear

Suction Fixing (1/4”), tape

Steel RHS (4 1/2”x 2”) painted with white Intumescent Paint

10. Metal Grill (perforated) ceiling (1/4”) panels (5’x 5’) 11. Cast in Place Concrete Walls (1’) 12”

12. Cast in Place Concrete Waffle Slab at 5ft from center 13. 3” Topping Concrete Radiant Heating Concrete Slab 14. Air Supply Feed Duct (15”x8”) 15. 3” Insulation Layer 16. Steel Z-Clip plan detail scale 1/4” = 1”

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PLAN 3/64" = 1'-0"

WALL OF REMEMBRANCE ELEVATION 3/64" = 1'-0"

fallen heroes memorial Kennedale, TX independent competition

memorial’s main entrance

Each area is calibrated to an individual set of stimuli such as sound, texture, and light; allowing varied experiences during the time spent at the memorial. Connecting these areas is a long, quite walking path meant to cleanse our minds from the events of everyday life.

The United States Fallen Heroes Memorial is designed not as a building but rather as a sequence of experiences meant to enhance our understanding of the generous act of sacrifice from the servicemen and women of all branches of the United States military who have given their lives in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. The Memorial is composed of FIVE distinct elements (or areas) designed to honor our heroes and create connections with the visitors, veterans, and/or family members: Wall of Donors, the Hall of Flags, Wall of Remembrance, the Museum of Fallen Heroes, and the Reflection Garden.

wall of remembrance’s entrance


Individual Drawer

Top of Plaque Wall

+13'-0"

roof plan

Stone Backing

museum spaces

Plaque

remembrance wall

Top of Plaques

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Individual Drawer

Museum Entry

-7'-7 3/4"

wall of remembrance Top of Plaque Wall

+13'-0"

vertical elements

SECTION AXONOMETRIC 3/64" = 1'-0"

Top of Plaques

circulation path

+0'-0"

Museum Entry

-7'-7 3/4"

exterior wall

SECTION AXONOMETRIC 3/64" = 1'-0"

museum

The Wall of Remembrance slices the earth, gently pulling us into it as the ground slopes down and the severity of those who have fallen for our safety is revealed in a seemingly infinite array of plaques. Each fallen hero is identified with an individual plaque, which includes a personal space in which family members and friends can honor their loved with flowers, flags, or personal items, keeping their memory alive.

landscape elements

Thus, the Wall of Remembrance acts as more than a series of portraits and names, but rather as a living memory perceived differently throughout the days, months, and years. One is always aware of our surroundings, including the Wall of Remembrance, as light filters through the plaques and slits in the wall. This allows for a relationship to exist between inside and outside / visitors and heroes. chapel EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS


longitudinal section

main entrance

atrium space

montessori school university city, mo graduate studio, spring 2009

Following the ideals for education, childcare, and playground set by dutch architect Aldo van Eyck, as well as design methodologies found in conical architecture works such as the Municipal Orphanage in Amsterdam and the Primary Schools in Nagele, this project called for the creation of a public Montessori school in University City. The architectural intention was to create an environment which would promote learning through practice by enticing curiosity and interaction between the students.

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house in benton park

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RAINWATER PLUMBING -used mainly as greywater for toilets

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-used along a pump to distribute greywater to toilets

All rooms are unique while still mindful of their relationship to a larger whole. Rather than being forced to occupy the same space for separate activities, different spaces sparked together by way of visual connections and immediate destinations entice curiosity between the members of the Cordoba family. By taking an interest in one another, their interactions increase.

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Likewise, it is the communication between rooms that shape a house into a home.

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As part of the 2009 National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, we challenged the idea of a singular “spark” space created to steer members of the family into a single multi-purpose room; instead the “spark” is meant as the energy between such family members.

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st. louis, mo NOMA student competition, 2010

SUNPATH / RAINWATER COLLECTION DIAGRAM


SKYLIGHT CORREGATED ROOFING PLYWOOD ALUMINUM FLASHING

TRIPLE GLAZED WINDOWS

TERAGREN SOLID BAMBOO FLOORING 2X12 WOOD FRAMING WITH INSULATION CORRUGATED ALUMINUM SIDING PLYWOOD

GYPSUM BOARD

2X6 WOOD FRAMING WITH INSULATION

1 POROUS BOARD

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CONCRETE WITH WATERREPELLING ADMIXTURE

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THERMAL INSULATION GYPSUM BOARD

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GROUND FLOOR

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1 GRANDPARENTS BEDROOM 2 GRANDPARENTS BATHROOM

SECOND FLOOR

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1 MASTER BEDROOM 2 MASTER/WALK-IN CLOSET

3 LIVING/STUDIO/KITCHEN/PLAY

3 MASTER BATHROOM

4 LIVING

4 STUDIO/FLEX SPACE

5 DINING

5 CHILDRENS’ BALCONY/LOOK-OUT

6 KITCHEN

6 BEDROOM 1 7 BEDROOM 2 8 SHARED BATHROOM


temporary office

washington university in st. louis campus/st. louis, mo independent charette Due to its increasing reputation as a high caliber Architecture program - both Graduate and Undergraduate - the Samfox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis was seen a rapid increase of it’s student population as well as its faculty and staff. This project came to light by request from the Dean of the School of Architecture, Bruce Lindsey, as a quick exploration for solutions to the aforementioned problem, Along with a schoolmate, shipping containers were chosen to create a temporary structure on the parking lot outside Given’s Hall. These containers could be manipulated to accommodate a series of programs and it would have the ability to add and subtract modules.


los laureles community center los laureles neighborhood/tijuana, mx graduate studio, fall 2008

com.mu.ni.ty [kuh-myoo-ni-tee] a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. Tijuana’s community center, while it does not ignore the existing problems based on the differences between San Diego and Tijuana, chooses, rather, to focus on promoting change from within; with the goal of creating a community-ran center.

assembly methods

Modular/prefabricated design allows for easier assembly and phasing during construction. Additional unites can be installed at any time to increase squared footage and additional programmatic elements as change in needs happen. Units configuration could be adjusted to adopt to the community’s needs.

agriculture

The main agriculture products of the area are wheat, tomato, broccoli, alfalfa, cotton, sorghum, and garlic. Other crops INCLUDE grapes, dates, carob, lemons, and oranges. Los laureles community center would include an agriculture effort as part of the program with hopes to generate internal resources fro use within the center as well as generate some sort of revenue for maintenance.



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