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fernando avila

fernando.avila@ttu.edu 469.443.2608

education Bachlor’s of Science in Architecture Texas Tech University| 2015-2018 [December 15th] Study Abroad Design Course | Spain | Summer 2018 Plano West Senior High School | 2013 [Plano, Texas]

accomplishments Dean’s List | 2015.2017 Design Excellence Award [First Year] | 2016 Elected Student Rep. in Design Faculty Search Committee | 2017.2018 Gallery Exhibition [Selected Works] | Work Chosen 2017

work experience Student Intern at Creative Industry [Design Firm] | Summer 2017 | Mexico City Worked under Architect Luis Angel Adame at Creative Industry firm in Mexico City [45 hrs./week] Responsibilities ranged from modeling, drafting,attending client meetings, and pricing

organizations Treasurer and Founding Member | National Organization of Minority Architect Students | 2018 Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society [Slected Member] | 2018-present Knights of Architecture [Member] | 2016-2018

skills Revit | AutoCAD | Rhino 5 | Sketchup | Form Z | Lumion | Adobe Suite | Physical Modeling

languages English | Spanish | French [Limited]


table of contents

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“ building in the city ”

[ 12 ]

“ scale of usability ”

[ 16 ]

“ la estaca ”

[ 22 ]

“ construction studies ”

[ 26 ]

“ loft #1 ”

[ 32 ]

“ sonic binoculars ”

[ 38 ]

“ poetics ”

[ 46 ]

“ occupiable wall ”


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“building in the city� designing the library as a civic/political instrument

ARCH 3501 // Architecture Design Studio V // Prof. Sharpless // fall 2017


This project was focused on the designing and devopment of a medium-scale civic building of conceptual complexity located within a large, downtown site footprint. The “library”, embedded within the urban context of Lodo, Denver, will be investiated as a dynamic organization of information and knowledge. Expanding the notion of a conventional library this project not only begins to adapt to it’s urban texture, but also challenges the classical understanding of a library by expanding it’s capacity for diverse program and influencing its circulation.

building in the city

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PROGRAM DIAGRAM TOTAL 26,000ft

schema I PUBLIC PRIVATE

CREATIVE SPACE 2.800ft

ENTRANCE LOBBY 800ft MEETING SPACE 800ft CHILDRENS LIBRARY CAFE / SOCIAL AREA 1.300ft

LIBRARY / READING 7.400ft

STAFF AREAS 1.800ft

STUDIOS 1.300ft

COMPUTER 1.300ft GALLERY 3.000ft

schema II

final schema

schema III


south-east elevation

building in the city

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plan A

occupiable roof // circulation plan

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519

8' b

longitudinal section


roof condition // physical model top view

physical model // light studies // entrance condition


interior perspectives


interior perspectives

building in the city

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“the scale of usability� the interrelationships between the idea and representation

ARCH 2401 // Architecture Design Studio IIl // Prof. Glassell // fall 2016


This studio began as a diagramatic study of a paint splatter that gave the potential for form and sectional explorations that were later synthesized into a farming landscape in Lubbock, Texas. This landcape model helped to analyze and understand where the best locations could be for the situated farmhouses (pods a & b).

program

The program of the pods consisted of a bathroom and rest area. The complexity comes in the articulation of these spaces and circulation of each pod. Having to understand the transition of a farmers cleaning and rest procesure was the driving influence of these infrastructures.

triangular aggregation // cage system

This tectonic aggregation sequence is taken from the partis and applied to the tectonic structure that wraps each pod. The slits become a breathing gills for the pod circulating air and filtering light.

scale of usability

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pod a

subterranean SECONDARY ENTRACE THICK MASONRY FOR A STEREOTOMIC STRUCTURE

cantilevered PRIMARY ENTRANCE TO THE TWO CONNECTING PODS TRIANGLUAR PANE AGGREGATION FOR A TECTONIC STRUCTURE

BALCONY AREA STEEL CAGE FOR STRUCTURAL FRAMING

1F

2G

2D

2E

1A

3C

1G

3F

parti index dense crop regions

the derived sections were integrared into the site to influence the influence topography

diagramatic field study // site model

sectional topographies


pod b

sitting thesis Pod b’s location was specifically chosen for the accumulation of water and sunlight. The landscape allows for a controlled directionality of the water into the pod. Its location also benefits from the maximum sunlight without the intervention of crop growth.

1B

3B

pod a

1E

2F

1C

3E

1D

pod b scale of usability

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“la estaca� architecture as an infrastructure of orientation

ARCH 4000 // Architecture and Urban Studies: Study Abroad // Prof. Duran + Prof. Mantz // summer 2018


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Region

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Scale: 1 cm = 10 m la estaca

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The River The view of the Guadalquivir River begins to showcase the source of the most crucial element of this territory, water.

PABLADO DE ALFONSO XIII

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La Bomba

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The view of the bomba demonstrates man’s intervention with the river, as a point of transition between the natural source and the designed canal infrastructure.

LAS BOMBAS

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The City

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The view of Isla Mayor represents the mutual relationship of the region; the urban settlement harvests the territory, just as the territory cultivates the city.

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premise

The study abroad program in Sevilla was not only a study of the region, but a hydrological, urban ,and rural understanding of the territory to explore and propose an infrastructual project, The Water Tower. What our two person team names “La Estaca” is a proposed landmark in the region that begins to establish an appreciacion for this land and a system of orientation.

The Landscape The view of the landscape expresses the product of the elements as a network of systems supporting each other as an infrastructure.

on infrastructure and design

The design intent was based on the views of the territory and the perspective of the traveler. We bagan to establish the crucial elements of the region of which where framed in an open program. Establishing a space to take in each element (the river, the water pump, the city, and the landscape) allows the activator to understand how the water constitutes the delicate development of Isla Mayor.

on orientation

In the perspective of the traveler, the tower establishes a refrence point, and each elevation communicates a direction towards the specific element of the region. The name La Estaca refrences the Llano Estacado, a land in Texas which was mapped with carefully placed markers all through the flat landscape to give traveler’s a a refrence for direction and a tool for navigation.

schemas

colliding geometries

spatial relations

revisualized networks


5 STORY

4 STORY

3 STORY

2 STORY

1 STORY

GROUND

urban typologies

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departamentos + apartments

panaderia + bakery

2

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secundaria + highschool

4 3

fabricas de arroz + silos/processing

PABLADO DE ALFONSO XIII

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club deportivo + sporting complex

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LAS BOMBAS

plaza

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iglesia + church

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ISLA MAYOR

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ural typologies

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almacen + storage R

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almacen & vivienda + storage & living

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cortijo + smaller farmhouse

secadero + rice dryer

hacienda + bigger famrhouse

vivienda + house


Gudalquivir River Elevation

section

section perspective

Isla Mayor Elevation


Las Bombas Elevation

Southern Landscape Elevation

city + river

landscape

axonometric a la estaca

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“construction studies” precedent studies // details // loft #1

ARCH 3352 // Building Informatn Technology // Prof. Wade // fall 2018 ARCH 3350 // Architecture Design Studio II // Prof. Raab // fall 2017 ARCH 3355 // Architectural Construction III // Prof. Raab // spring 2018


courtyard installation // construction II

construction studies

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tertiary

foundation slab and membrane roof with substrucure made of timber beams and steel. homogenous perfect shell transfers the forces without bending stresses, therefore can be extremely thin.

secondary

columns placed every 28.5' on the y axis and 32.5' on the x axis help with the final rigidity of the structure. they are also seamlessly placed around the holes for further support on the edges.

primary load removing parabolic arches are the primary supporting structure and so-called ceiling zones which span between these arches.

ROLEX LEARNING CENTER SANAA / 2010 / Sausanne, Switzerland


MUSEO SOUMAYA

Fernando Romero / 2010 / Mexcio City, Mexico

skin

Study of parametric skin and it’s assembly to the main structure of the building. Details and model demonstrate the tectonic rain screen and its variable design of modulating hexagons.


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24' - 1 1/2" 5' - 0 3/4"

11' - 0"

8' - 0 1/4"

5' - 6"

5' - 0"

1 restroom 4

mechanical

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5' - 4"

5' - 4"

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kitchen -0' - 0 1/32"

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interior elev. 1 (kitchen/stair area)

A-400 ---

5' - 8"

3' - 6"

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21' - 7"

15' - 11"

dining area 2

UP

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Loft #1 was designed as a retreat space in the cliffs of Lagos, Portugal. Immersed in the jagged landscape, this orthagonal building uses it’s elongated store front windows to bring in as much of the landscape as possible inside the loft. Its shifted levels allow for varying viewpoints of the beach and the loft itself. The open plan concept emulates this vast region’s vacancy.

48' - 3 1/4"

GFCI

47' - 10 1/2"

loft #1

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4 A-400

6 2 A-300 11' - 7"

11' - 7"

living room 1 0' - 5"

0' - 9"

0' - 10 1/2"

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5' - 1 1/2"

6' - 11"

11' - 11 1/4"

28' - 4 3/4"

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Entry Level Floor Plan 1/4" = 1'-0"

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A-300

Top Roof Level 24' - 11 9/32"

Roof Level 20' - 5 19/32"

studio space

StoreFront Top 16' - 5 19/32"

Loft Level Floor Plan 10' - 11 19/32"

living & dining space

Entry Level Floor Plan 0' - 0"

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21' - 8 3/4"

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loft #1

5' - 4"

0' - 1 1/2"

2' - 11 1/2"

0' - 1 1/2"

kitchen 105 sq. ft

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studio

A-400 ---

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0' - 4 1/4"

0' - 4 3/4"

3' - 1 1/4"

A-500

2' - 1 1/2"

10' - 3 1/2"

3' - 7 3/4"

3' - 4 1/4"

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1' - 8"

0' - 6"

1' - 3"

1' - 3"

1' - 3"

1' - 3"

1' - 9"

1' - 9"

1' - 7"

8' - 6"

birch shelving

white granite top

1' - 5 3/4"

3' - 0 3/4" 15' - 3"

2' - 2"

open to below

13' - 8 3/4"

No.

Description

Date

4 A-400

6 2 A-300

double angle connection bolt weld L4x3x5/16

11' - 7"

12' - 4"

5 cont. rebar 3/4" birch wood floor finish concrete slab

6x6 dimensional lumber

7 3

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2x10 dimensional lumber ---

1/2" carriage bolt -nut

0' - 11 1/2"

A-300 1 StoreFront1

10"x5" sttel plate

A-600 Project number Date

ARCH 3352 002 11/17/2018

6x6 dimensional lumber

N 2

Loft Level Floor Plan 1/4" = 1'-0"

5 cont. rebar

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A-100

b

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e

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12/7/2018 2:49:42 AM

47' - 9"

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7 4

gypsum board

F a r o l d a P o n t a d a P ie d a d e , La g o s , P ort uga l

bathroom 1

6

DN

kitchen lighting fixtures 1

f e r n a n do a vila

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1' - 0 1/2"

48' - 3 1/4"

elev.(bathroom)

0' - 3 1/4"

8' - 11 3/4"

9' - 10"

10' - 4"

A-400

bedroom

0' - 7 3/4" interior

2' - 9 1/4"

0' - 9 1/2"

14' - 0 3/4"

2x10 dimensional 1' - 0 1/4"

24' - 1"

4' - 5 3/4"

c

0' - 6 1/4"

b

2' - 9 1/4"

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double angle connection bolt weld L4x3x5/16

3 A-300

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Top Roof Level 24' - 11 9/32"

Roof Level 20' - 5 19/32"

StoreFront Top 16' - 5 19/32"

Loft Level Floor Plan 10' - 11 19/32"

Entry Level Floor Plan 0' - 0"

loft #1

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exploded axonometric

BATHROOM BEDROOM

STUDIO SPACE

KITCHEN

DINING SPACE

LIVING SPACE

section perspectives


loft #1

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loft #1

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“sonic binoculars� architecture realizing that which will not be directly seen

97 31 ARCH 2402 // Architecture Design Studio IV // Prof. Taylor // spring 2017


This studio begins to establish a relationship between human senses, response to phenomena, and performative model making. The amphitheatre was to be situated in a rather remote park in Lubbock, Texas. Given the opportunity to to decide the location of the architecture, this project stands in the intersection of a railroad, bridge, creek, and fluctuating topography. The program consits of a bandshell, seating, and the conventional spaces found within a theatre. The field conditions introduce the potential for this spatial performance. Just as sonic binoculars, the construct augments the ability to sense and respond to human and enviormental phenomena. Here the architecture surpases the accretion of well composed form to establish working methods and visual understanding of interbedded forces and properties.

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19 7 TO SPEAR TO LIFT TO DIMINISH

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form and its relationship to the site as figure ground

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section

DN DN

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plan sonic binoculars

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5 318

81 31

86 31

model scale 1/8” = 1’ 0”


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“poetics” exploring tactics of space making

ARCH 4341 // Media Elective // Prof. Neiman // fall 2018


// poetic re-presentation Inspired by Bauhaus, this media elective course explores how digital media and physical material are used as instruments in a desing environment. Through the process of diagraming a dematerialized set of refrigerator photographs, the methodology explores the creation of space and form using sensorial and perceptive intuition as the driving force of this architecture.

poetics

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photo script

orthographic schema I & II


diagram relief //

shifting dimensions to extract form and space in form z

iso I

super relief //

[re]constructing the diagram relief to increase scale and complexity of the model

iso II

base //

implementing a sitting postion to begin to consider structure and gravity

3 pt. top view


digital paintings I & II


digital paintings III & IV


deconstructive schema


poetics

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“occupiable wall” blurring the boundary through architectural means

ARCH 3502 // Architecture Design Studio VI // Prof. Park // spring 2018


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site analysis

occupiable wall

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El Paso

Ciudad Ju This design studio comtemplates the interplay and complexity of three scales; urban connectins, programmatic intensity, and architectural tectonincs in a cross-border retreat for multicultural interation on the El Paso / Ciudad Juarez border. This multicultural center introduces structual logistics alongside notions of a public program and urban site. Designed to be suspended between the two borders, this occupiable wall allows friends, relatives, politicians, and students of culture to connect within this zone of geo-political liminality above the Rio Grande.

34'-0"

CIUDAD JUAREZ CIUDAD JUAREZ

EL PASO EL PASO


trajecting flow + orthographic desegregation

Employing The Mapping And Diagraming Of Traffic Flow And Directionality, The Physical Constructs Begin To Study The Fluid Elements Of Water, Highway, And Traffic Through Vertical Separations. Diagraming These Elements In Linear And Projectile Formations, Allowed To Take A Broader Look At: Basic Directionalities, Movements, Desnities, Visualization Of Patterns, And Derived Relationships. The Proposed Physical Diagrams Also Begin To Establish Design Opportunities For The Cultural Center Through The Representiation Of Intertwined Cultures Celebrating Their Coexistance.

el paso

flow // unity through alteration

ciudad juarez occupiable wall

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fiber glass reinforced polymer

steel diagrid ( hss)

polycarbonate panel

section detail // diagrid assembly

envelope // structure The steel diagrid supports the implementation of fiber glass polymer framing polycarbonate panels. The use of these panels not only allow for intimate spaces, but reduces penetrating sunlight, seals private areas, and aids in the sustainment of interior lighting. The roof structure acts as a passive heating and cooling system through its angular orientations and it’given apatures. The diagrid is used as a primary and secondary structural system. The two vertical structures, acting as the primary system, establish the main vertical circulation. The interplay of levels, interior and exterior, begin to alter the linear segregation of the bridge’s circulation and establish a unity. between the program. model detail // diagrid system


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plaza and theatre level

office and administration level

occupiable wall

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The cultural center establishes a place of unity as the altering of flow and directionality combined with interplay of inside/outside and above/below begins to front the divisional qualities of the site. Diminishing the linear segregation of the bridge and its distant circulation the cultural center has an elevated open plaza to symbolize the coming together of cultures and the importance of unity between these two cites.

physical model and details


diagrid canopy // vertical circulation

site model

occupiable wall

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