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FABIOLA ALEJANDRA ESQUIVEL

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


CONTENTS

STUDIO EXPERIENCE

2015

RADIUS COMPETITION - SAN PEDRO LIVING

2016

HIGH-PERFORMANCE, CLIMATE-RESPONSIVE CABIN

Designed a multi-use development that incorporates a mid-rise residential tower.

The proposal provides sufficient useful natural light in interior spaces along with abundant fresh air. It takes advantage of proper shading at critical times and promise low energy consumption, as determined by EUI (EUI). Various passive heating and cooling systems were consideresd, as well as geometry, orientation, climate, building skin, materials, openings, night insulation, shading devices, etc. 2016

MORF

PUBLISHED WORK The University of Texas at San Antonio architecture students with collaboration of the city’s county worked on the design, engineering, fabrication, assembly, and installation of a public art piece that clings to the facade of the City-owned parking garage on Houston St. 2016

DIGITAL LIBRARY + START-UP CENTER + PARKING GARAGE

2015

CENTRE D’ INTERPRETACIO

Located in Alamo Heights , the project in which ADA requirements, structure had to be taken into account.

Interpretative + Learning Centre for Parc de la Ciutadella, where a small multi-purpose building is proposed, which also solves a circulation problem that takes place in this historic block. 2016

VITRA’S LECTURE HALL

Proposed a design for Vitra Campus’ lecture hall that would have a design with an identity of its own, that would be as unique as the buildings located at the area designed by Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, among others. 2016

DRAWINGS + SKETCHES + MODEL MAKING

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE 2016

OE Studio + Design L.L.C. Construction Render + Physical model


SAN PEDRO LIVING SAN ANTONIO, TX

PROGRAM

A multi-use development that incorporates a mid-rise residential tower of 12-16 storeys consisting of 175 one and two bedroom units at 800 square feet each, Co-Op of 25,000 square feet, structured parking of 75 spaces and public space that gives access to the creek.


03 ABSTRACT 3D MODEL 01 The inten�on of this project was to design a mul�-purpose building, using the space of an old office building, which could be redesign to meet the needs of the clients and users, while leaving the original facade untouched. Also, in the intersec�on of Dolorosa st and Calder, where our site is located at, there is a creek which has been developed in recent years to consider the possibility of making it a recrea�onal area, something similar to San Antonio's well-known Riverwalk.

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The design process began by taking photographs of two people performing different movements that couldn’t be made if one of the bodies was missing. These were taken in top, front, and side view, like a building.

Secondly, diagrams of the patterns that were created by these movements with the arms, head and feet were drawn, in addition of the actual space between the two bodies.

From there, different itera�ons of abstract 3D models were made that represented these movements and the bodies involved; the inten�on was to create an appealing sculpture-like model. A�er that, with the help of a laser cu�er machine, the model became a tangible reality.

Once the cardboard model was cut, the interior faces of it were covered with vinyl paper, and then plaster was poured into it.

The plaster model was studied and used as an inspira�on for the geometry of the building. Technical drawings, 3D model and a physical model were made for the final outcome.


PICTURES + DIAGRAMMING

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ABSTRACT 3D MODEL

THE PROCESS

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The form of the building was inspired from this model, which was the outcome of a series of steps. With this abstract model I wanted to represent how two pieces become one, and the spacing between them being as important and complementary to them.

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Rotated model to occupy more space of the site instead of going ver�cally and take the possibility of designing a “noisy” building in comparison with its surroundings.

Ini�al form: A�er having an idea of what I wanted the building to look klike, a simple extrusion was made.

Pushed it towards the north side to minimize area and to create a connec�on with the creek. The area that was removed allows for the southeast breeze to go through the space betweem Dolorosa and the new building, where a piazza takes place.

Pushed down to emphasize more the connec�on with the creek. It also creates different sizes and types of places and views where the top surface descends un�l it reaches ground level.

The void helps the sun go into the middle of the building. In addi�on, it allows for a semi-public space. Within the void, there is another empty space going ver�cally, to let the sun go all the way down to the commercial level.


04 PLASTER MODEL


05 RENDERED MODEL


Dolorosa building now is a commercial space where different businesses can take place, like a coffee shop, and a bookstore, for instance. For this purpose, part of the building was cut to allow for a walkway and a shading device. In its roof a public outdoor space, which can be accessed from both buildings, was developed with a small green are to have an upper view of the creek and its ac�vi�es. Facing north, the new mul�-purpose building was added. The ground level of it is dedicated for the lobby and a restaurant. The space between the historical and new buildings is intended for a piazza where people can walk and contemplate how architecture has evolved through �me, having on one side a piece of experimental architecture and on the other one, history in a building form and seeing that together can evoke a pleasant experience.


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The same happened when the form was developed into a building form, where I let a void take place in the middle of the building, allowing for sun to come in and an outdoor gathering space. An absence of matter that is as relevant as the presence of it.

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RESTAURANT 2. RESIDENTIAL3.SPACE

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4. BRIDGE 5. OUTDOOR SPACE 6. RESTAURANT

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HIGH PERFORMANCE CABIN

PHOENIX, AZ


HIGH-PERFORMANCE CABIN PHOENIX, AZ

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LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 33.43 N, 112.02 W

SOLAR CONTROL CLIMATIC ANALISYS TECHNICAL DRAWINGS SEFAIRA ANALYSIS PERFORMANCE HEAT LOSS ANALYSIS

ROOF/WALL/FLOOR ASSEMBLY SECTION HEAT LOSS ANALYSIS AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE

ENERGY USE

Environmental Systems ARC 4183/5953 Spring 2016 Environmental Assignment 5 –Systems Energy Use ARC 4183/5953 Spring 2016

A study in environmental and clima�c condi�ons to inform design.


Performance analysis was conveied in order to understand the ligh�ng inside the space and the required energy that would required to heat,cool, and light the space.

2HR TEMPERATURE CHART

WIND ROSE

constant breeze from the SE through out the year

from april to june, sep-oct the temprature in a day changes dras�cally from cold evening to hot a�ernoon.

SKY COVERAGE

PSYCHOMETRIC CHART

par�ally clouded through the year, mainly cloudy from nov-march

TEMPERATURE TREND

temperature slightly stays in the comfort zone going into extreams from very hot summer to very cold winter, with dry climate in the summer.

with the correct design strategies, the comfort zone can be a�ained through the year by 100%

SOME ARCHITECTURAL STRATEGIES

On hot days celing fan or indoor air mo�on can make it seem cooler by 5F. Tradi�onal passive homes in hot dry climates used high mass construc�on with small recessed shaded openings, operable for night ven�la�on to cool the mass. Window overhangs or operable sunchades can reduce or eliminate air condi�oning. Provide double pane high performance glazing on west, north, and east, but clear on south for max. passive solar gain. Use open plan interiors to promote natural cross ven�la�on, or use louvered doors, or instead use jump ducts if privacy is required. Humidify hot dry air before it enters the building from enclosed outdoor spaces with spray-like fountains, misters, wet pavement, or cooling towers. For passive solar hea�ng face most of the glass area south to maximize winter sun exposure, but design overhangs to fully shde in summer. Provide enough north glazing to balance daylight and allow cross ven�la�on. To produce stack ven�la�on, maximize ver�cal heigh between air inlet and outlet (open stairwells, two story spaces). A radiant barrier will reduce heated gain through the roof in hot climates Raise the indoor comfort thermostat setpoint to reduce air condi�oning energy consump�on.

01CLIMATIC ANALISYS


Performance analysis was conveied in order to understand the ligh�ng inside the space and the required energy that would required to heat,cool, and light the space.

100% shade

50% shade 0% shade

SHADING MASK ! !

january - june

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july-december ! !

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02 SOLAR CONTROL !

SOLAR ANGLES


Performance analysis was conveied in order to understand the ligh�ng inside the space and the required energy that would required to heat,cool, and light the space.

north eleva�on

west eleva�on

kitchen/ dinning room bathroom

south eleva�on

livingroom

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03 TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

east eleva�on


Performance analysis was conveied in order to understand the ligh�ng inside the space and the required energy that would required to heat,cool, and light the space.

MOSTLY WELL LIT

dayligh�ng

% of floor area (anual)

well lit 79% overlit 20% underlit 1%

COOLING DOMINATED

DAYLIGHT FACTOR

Daylight factor of 2-5% is consider well-day lit. Below 2% in consider poor day lit space. The only place underlit is the closet which is meant to be enclose. The rest of the cabin falls on an average of 3%

energy segments

kbu/year

hea�ng 15, 897 cooling 22,141 ligh�ng 4,020 equipment 1,973

35 kBTU/ft2/yr

energy use intensity 2030 challenge 21 actual 35

UNDERLIT AND OVERLIT

sDA sets the minimum required ligh�ng. A spa�al Daylight Autonomy (sDA) of 55% is consider well ligh�ng by LEED. The annual sunlight exposure (ASE) describes where there’s too much ligh�ng in a space increasing the posibili�es of glare. ASE should be below 10% to avoid glare.

04 SEFAIRA ANALYSIS PERFORMANCE


ASPHALT

OUTSIDE AIR - FILM

OUTSIDE AIR - FILM

PLYWOOD 5/8" AIR GAP 1/2"

1/2" PLYWOOD SHEATING

2" NOMINAL STUD (1/2") PARTICLE BOARD INSULATION

VAPOR CHECK

2X6" FLOOR JOISTS (soft wood lumber)

ROOF LAYER

OUTSIDE AIR - FILM 1/4" PLY SHEET

FIBERGLASS BATT INSULATION

1/2" PLYWOOD

FIBER GLASS BATT INSULATION

2X6" STUDS 24" O.C.

INSULATION BOARD

1/2" INTERIOR GYPSUM BOARD

1/2" INTERIOR GYPSUM BOARD

INSIDER AIR FILM

INSIDE AIR-FILM

PARTICLE BOARD INSIDER AIR FILM

WALL LAYER FLOOR LAYER

FLOOR LAYER

WALL LAYER

ROOF LAYER

VENTILATION

05 HEAT LOSS ANALYSIS

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Performance analysis was conveied in order to understand the ligh�ng inside the space and the required energy that would required to heat,cool, and light the space.

MECHANICAL SYSTEM NEEDED

RESULTS OF ENVELOPE HEAT LOSS

Neo 18,000 BTU 1.5 Ton Mini Split Air conditioner and Heat Pump Kit - 208-230V/60Hz

$1,827.83

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431 sq. ft

26.72 147.21

966.44 988.64 5445.12

RESULTS OF DESIGN HEAT LOSS 5445.12

8,940.71 Btu/hr

HEAT LOSS ANALYSIS AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS


Performance analysis was conveied in order to understand the ligh�ng inside the space and the required energy to heat,cool, and light the space.

1- Table 6 Internal heat gain

BUILDING HEAT INTERNAL HEAT GAIN LOSS RATE (UAreference - UAsouth glass)x24 10.38 Floor area

7- Annual Heating Energy Use (E)

2- Table 7 Building (UA reference) 248.82 *load 182 coefficient * 24 E= 1,086,845 Btu 2- Table 7 LOAD COEFFICIENT BALANCE POINT BUILDING TEMPERATURE (BP) Building 8- Tableload 8 coefficient (UA reference) Heating Energy Use Index (EUI). Tinside - Qgains 55.22

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reference mechanical system needs to be turn on when outdoor temperature becomes 55.22F or below

E KBtu /Floor Area EIU = 1,086.8457 KBtu / 432 EUI = 2.5158

HEATING DEGREE DAYS HEATING ENERGY USE (EUI) 455ANNUALHDD 55.22

455 degrees of heat are needed to be provided in a year.

3- Building Heat Loss Rate. 3- Building Heat Loss Rate.

248.82 - 62.3 x 2.3 / 431 = 4.476.48 / 431 = 10.38 248.82 - 62.3 x 2.3 / 431 = 4.476.48 / 431 = 10.38 4- The maximum allowed building h at loss rate is = 4.6 4- The maximum allowed building heat loss rate is = 4.6 5- Balance Point (BP) temperature 5- Balance Point (BP) temperature

06 ENERGY USE

65 F – (2,369) /248.82 = 65 - 9.782 = 55.22

65 F – (2,369) /248.82 = 65 - 9.782 = 55.22

455 2,717.11 KBtu 6.29 KBtu/sqft


The UTSA studio “Society One Nine,” have toiled away on a design for an art installation that engages the community and showcases their architectural talent. The project is inspired by San Antonio's progression as a city. While studying maps of San Antonio, Society One Nine chose points of interest to craft a story of the city’s unique history. The points were then connected in ways that guided the installation’s basic shape. “MORF,” Society One Nine’s finished design, is composed of 128 individual aluminum modules clustered to create 16 unique tiles. The tiles, designed to look similar to handmade Mexican "talavera" tiles, are hung in a way that evokes a map of San Antonio. Its title refers to an optical illusion its unique shape creates.


Color is placed on different faces of the modules to create a visual effect of movement. Contrasting colors are used for a bigger impact, and to represent the Hispanic heritage of the city.

View looking East along Houston St.

View looking West along Houston St.


WIND-WHEEL ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX Composed of a least two different elements that are interconnected, crea�ng four direc�ons. This project follows the two func�ons of the windwheel, by being a source of energy, a source of knowledge to power the city and ourselves, and the aesthe�cally and relaxing feature of the device, where members of the community can get a cup of coffee, for instance.

The program of the building is also inspired by the geometry of a windwheel, where the educa�ve sec�on is located at the lower right and upper le�, and the recrea�onal on the upper right and lower le�. the intersec�on is marked by its func�on, by holding the lobby, and by an architectural element. As for the parking garage, the circula�on pa�ern reflects the swirls that take place within.

The program itself has a character of its own, consis�ng of an integra�on of different needs that can somehow work and flow together, as well as a new building type, without necessarily interrup�ng the conserva�ve rhythm that lays within alamo heights. like the object used as inspira�on, different elements of building types can create a unity which can flow and enhance the beauty and minds of the neighborhood.


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Roof level - 40’ 0” Property line Set backs

Fourth lvl 20’ 0” to 30‘ 0”

Third lvl 10’ 0” to 20‘ 0”

cafe - 1,793 sqft lobby -1,805 sqft open workspace -2,248 sqft mech./electrical -307 sqft vertical circulation -560 sqft restrooms -834 sqft private -1,157 sqft conference room -1,054 sqft workshop -712 sqft kitchen -603 sqft rest/social -1,774 sqft green space -4,473 sqft 3d printing -649 sqft lab/media -2,473 sqft terrace -3,593 sqft circulation fire exits/stairs

Second lvl -10’ 0” to 10’ 0”

First lvl -19’ 0” to -10’ 0”


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EAST ELEVATION

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EAST SECTION


6Heating (HDD) The annualDegree HeatingDays Degree Days (HDD) for Phoenix Arizona with a BP temperature of 55.22˚F is HDD = 19+88+53+22= Total 182. The annual Heating Degree Days (HDD) for Phoenix Arizona with a BP temperature of 55.22˚F is HDD = 19+88+53+22= Total 182. metal panels insula�on steel beam trusses ba� insula�on stone veneer stone �es air gap metal studs 16” o.c. vapor barrier interior finish

Parking Garage Circula�on in out in-out

aluminum header 8” steel column glass

concrete ground slab 6” asphalt impregnated fiberboard vapor barrier anchor plate gravel mudslab waterproofing membrane stable soil

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STRUCTURAL MODEL


CENTRE D´INTERPRETACIÓ

“INTERPRETATIVE + LEARNING CENTRE FOR PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA” Located at the verge of where the ciutadella was, the centre d’ interpretacio is a learning center where historic ar�facts and informa�on about the surrounding buildings that have been created mostly for interna�onal exhibi�ons are permanently shown to the public.

Project is at a strategic site in need of special a�en�on having the poten�al to bridge the old with the new by analysing the urban area and understanding Catalonia’s culture. Enhanced area with proposed building and landscaping elements while solving the circula�on problem the site faced. The centre creates a private/public space with a couple of rooms serving different ac�vi�es. Its form a�racts people and connects them with the surrounding buildings and the ciutadella park by an interior courtyard which also leads the visitor to the walkable roof where some sculptures are displayed while offering nice views and connects them with the city itself, its history, along with some good artwork.

Barcelona, Spain


10 mts 5 mts

15 mts


RECEPTION OFFICE TEMPORARY EXHIBITION PERMANENT EXHIBITION RESTROOMS LOBBY READING AREA CLASSROOM/CONFERENCE ROOM

10 mts 5 mts

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Vitra Campus. Weil Am Rhein, Germany

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VITRA’S LECTURE HALL

PROGRAM Lecture hall. 200 seats Stage Green room Lobby/Gallery Translator booths Kitchen Storage Mechanical room

Storage

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Vitra is a Swiss family-owned furniture company. It is characterized by the industrial manufacture of furniture designed by renowned designers for home, office and public spaces.

VITRA CAMPUS The structures that have been erected since 1981 on the company grounds were designed by prominent interna�onal architects such as Nicholas Grimshaw, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA. The Vitra Campus is simultaneously a fully opera�onal produc�on site and a field of experimenta�on for architecture and design. It also serves as mee�ng place for the public, invi�ng visitors from around the world to enjoy its ambience.


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DRAWINGS

Markers

Color pencil


Color pencil

Acrylic


MODEL MAKING


E studio + design

ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Laredo, TX Client: Jus�n Held


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These are some projects I have worked on in the last couple of years as an Architecture student and as a recent graduate.

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These are some projects I have worked on in the last couple of years as an Architecture student and as a recent graduate.

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