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Architectural Journal 2012 - 2018


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Contents

Professional work The Netherlands | Ireland | Dominican Republic

Interior Design The Netherlands | Ireland P01 - Bell House, Passive House | Ireland P02 - Scholekster Montessori School | Amsterdam

Sports Ireland P03 - Campus Conference Centre.

Residential Ireland P04 - Passive House.

Interior Design Dominican Republic P05 - Casa Fractal | Ephemeral Space.


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P01

Interior Design Project

Bell House, Passive House

Location: County Kildare, Ireland Client: Private Role: Freelance. Concept developer | Interior Designer. Project in Collaboration: Flynn Architects. Dublin 2017 - Project on going

Private house development with passive standards for a family in the country side of Ireland. My role was: - Developed the concept, - Prepare the planning & tender drawings (including construction details), - Design of the joinery work (kitchen & partition wall) - Design of the rear garden. The project is currently on going.


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The house is a contemporary interpretation of an Irish bungalow, answering issues of context, planning and site levels. The challenge was to located the house inside a very large field with limited reference and that it felt integrated with the surroundings. The concept developed was the “Island”. as most of the context houses are isolated in their own site, like an island. But the approach was to create 3 “island” connected by nature, each one orientated to take the most advantage of the day light. One of the client requirements was to have a fluid circulation and interaction with nature. This was achieve by creating a glass connecting link between the sleeping & living islands

Sleeping Island

Eating Island

Living Island


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Living Island

Eating Island

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Elevations and Details

The house has sloping roofs designed around large chimneys that bring in natural light and ventilation with double-height living and bed rooms I help the architect to draw and define the construction details and prepare the drawings for planning application stage. This was particularly different from previous details as it should comply with sustainable design standards.

Kitchen For the kitchen the client wanted a low seating space for the kitchen with black finish. Below is their expectation and in the following pages is the actual proposal.

Client expectation


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Kitchen Proposal


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Kitchen Design

“Open, black finish and gathering point”, was the brief of the client for the kitchen. This was achieve by designing a multifunctional kitchen island to serve as cooking space and seating booth, to just seat, relax and enjoy the views. The black finish was soften with wood and plants. All appliances is proposed to be black as well to feel like “black canvas” and the only elements that pops out is the food. On top of the island is a metal rack, also multifunctional, for storage but at the same time serves as a lamp.


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Partition Wall

The feature wall of the living area was conceive as a permeable element. that serve as division but also to have a function. At this early stage, the proposal was a timber frame studs with a metal cut-off shelve and a overhanging element as furniture for the living room.


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Landscape Design The client brief was the following : -

Central fireplace BBQ area Water feature Connection with interior space Different levels

The proposal address each of their points by creating a timber deck with 2 different levels all framed by water. The fireplace is a modern wood sculpture that also serves as table surrounded by seating sofas. You have visual link with this area and the dinning room to allow an interaction between the spaces. The BBQ is located in a more private area.

Visual connection interior space Levels

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P02

Interior Design Project

Scholekster Montessori School

Location: Karel du Jardinstraat 76, 1073 TE Amsterdam. Client: OOADA, Public Education on the Amstel Role: Assistant Designer /Interior Designer. Architect Team Lead: Sjuul Cluitmans. Heren 5 Architecten. 2016

The project was the renovation of the entrance hall & corridors of the Montessori elementary school, ‘9th Montessori School ‘De Scholekster’, Amsterdam. I was involved to assist the Architect team lead in a very tight work frame to develop the first proposals. The importance of this project to me was that it was my first design inside the company, and was given the opportunity to develop the main concept. The following pages resume the early stages and the process that we made to transform ‘De Scholekster’.


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Scholekster Montessori School Amsterdam.

‘De Scholekste’ School is located in a 1920’s building, formerly used as a primary school. The original building has an excess of floor height, spacious corridor and bright spaces, but due to earlier renovations the clear structure of the classic school building was lost. The design of the new Scholekste brings back these original qualities The history of the building was the idea that impulse the main concept. It was analysed the Montessori philosophy from the 1920’s and how the children learn through this system, to see the evolution of the education system and how con we improve and adapt this to the new times. The concept seeks to integrate the past, present and future, by promoting the history of the building through its structure, forging the children of the present in a didactic and multifunctional environment, so they are prepared for the future. The client brief was to create a more fluid connection between the two wings, a clear circulations to the classrooms and a separate access to the main area The concept was the children and the Montessori philosophy, which is base in learning through sensory-motor activities and working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience.


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Kids World The form of the proposal, started with the simply idea of the Montessori educational materials, and how this influence the development of the children in each stage. The blocks are conceive as learning spaces, where each child can express themselves in a independent, unique and didactic way. The children would learn through the experience of the new proposal, discovering it with all the senses. The blocks were thought as an element of surprise, just like kids, everyone who enter the space would experience this feeling to connect with our inner child.

Concept Process 1.It was analysed the section of the building to take out all its potencial.

2. It was overlap the graphic on the section to create spaces.

3. The main forms are subtracted.

4. The forms where adapted to the client brief...

5. ...and more importantly to the children.


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On the ground floor is where the blocks are located. The idea is that they are arrange in a randomly ordered, just like a child would make it. The main entrance was modify, instead of two access, it was propose only one entrance, which would help with the control and security of the students. The main issue of the building was the connection between the two wings, and this was solve trough the entrance hall, contributing with the fluidity and easy access between the classrooms and other spaces of the school. This reception was created with the idea of a space of interaction for students, parents, visitors and all users of the building. The old gymnasium hall is proposed to be the theatre room where different presentation can be made to private or public users. Also with the possibility to extend to the rear garden. The blocks are Simple environments in which the experience is key and where created as multifunctional spaces, which will be classrooms, playrooms and storage rooms, meaning that can transform depending on the users need. Thanks to the height of the space the blocks are stack on to of each other, like children would do. The space is designed to allocate 51 spectators divided into the 4 blocks.


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- How the VO & SO stage are develop; multifunctionele ruimten - The importance of a strong concept; - Be part of a meeting with the school board.

Blocks Type & Capacity BT3

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datum 11 november 2016 projectnummer 341 Aanpak Scholekster Middenbeuk

BT3 = 9pp BT1

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On Site 2018 BT4 BT3

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Photo from De Scholekster School webpage. November,5,2018

View from entrance lobby

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Professional Photos by Ross Kavanagh


P03

Sport Project

Campus Conference Centre

Location: Sports Campus, Ireland. Abbostown, Dublin 14. Client: National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA) Ireland Role: Architect Assistant | Interior Designer. Architect Team Lead: Ian McDonald. Cooney Architects 2013 - 2014

This project was my first involvement on site, in which I saw the effort of a team built in a high standard architectural pavilion. When I began working in the firm, I was involved developing the 3D models and gathering all the information for the next stage, as the design was already defined. It was the first project where I learned to develop Irish tender packages, which made me realize that the construction in my tropical country was different from a “rainy/wintery” one, and U-values should be considered. Another good discovery was the “NBS form of Specification” that helped simplify our tender submission. Furthermore, I assisted the Architect Team Lead, on the response of the tender queries from the different stakeholders and organized the filling records. On site, I was present in all the design team meetings, creating memos and transferring them into actions. Following up with the contractor, sub-consultants and all members of the team to confirm that each relevant action where dealt with, and support the project manager in the exchange of information. The following pages summarized the effort of a great team, in which I not only contributed in the technical part but also believe that I helped into the sensibility of the interior spaces, combination that made possible The Campus Conference Centre.


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The Campus Conference Centre at National Sport Campus in west Dublin is a 812m² ‘Hub’ for social and professional interaction at the campus. The master plan for Sports Campus Ireland resulted from a winning entrant competition in 2008, To date more than nineteen sports governing bodies are located on the campus. (Ref. A. National Aquatic Centre. B. National Indoor Arena & C. Irish Institute of Sports) The project was to reuse an existing abandoned concrete structure and converted into conference and changing areas.A newly constructed triple height foyer extension is designed as a focal point route leading to the main buildings in the 250-acre campus (A, B & C). This new “street” foyer, and outdoor meeting area extended to the public, inviting interaction among the campus user and provide a social and professional engagement. The retained and reused concrete building contains changing rooms, lecture theaters, a ground level café and external space expressed as a north facing ‘black box’.

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Concrete Furniture

Each element of the main foyer was design to create a place of identity. The reception desk and counter where conceive as sculptural elements that integrates with the building. Cafe Counter Side Elev.1

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To draw construction details; To prepare Irish tender packages; About NBS from of Specification; To coordinate design team members and sub-consultant; The importance of action list and tracking records; Management on site.

Professional Photos by Ross Kavanagh


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P04

Residential Project

Passive House

Location: Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland Client: Private Role: Concept Developer | Interior Designer Architect Team Lead: Bryan Brady. Cooney Architects 2013

One of the projects that I enjoyed the most. A project with a great meaning in my professional development as I believe the design ticks all the boxes for being an excellent architectural project: 1. integration with the context; 2. meets the client brief; 3. sensibility in the use of the internal and external spaces; 4. every detail/forms fulfills a purpose, and; 5. sustainable design. I was involved in the first meeting with the clients where I presented the initial sketch brochure, and after that I saw how the concept was evolving in all stages and never lost the main idea, until finally got expressed in the build form. We carried out a depth analysis of the contexts and the climate, main elements that define the dwelling. I went to one site meeting and was very excited seeing how the building seats perfectly in the context, even do in the area there is only traditional countryside-Irish architecture. But the most important part was seeing the clients happy, because I felt that I contributed to improve their quality of life and made an impact on them. Here I present the design process, that with the professionalism and details of the Architect Team Lead, made possible that “The Passive House� is being build much better than what I imagined.


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Passive House

Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland

The site is located at Parsonstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Ireland within a designated serviced settlement zone, as identified in WestMeath County Development plan 2008-2014. The site is a long narrow rectangular site approximately, 5.3Hectares, 122m wide along the road frontage and 455m deep, sloping gently from North to South. There is an existing dwelling on-site, with existing established trees and hedgerows and an existing established orchard. Layer Analysis

That will determinate the form, area and openings of the dwelling

5. Zoning

Area for the build forms and the courtyards

4. Subtraction of Elements

Lines outlining the different elements of the site

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Climate analysis to located the different areas of the dwelling.

2. Orchard Grid

Analysis of the existing natural elements of the site

1. Site Context

To the East of the site there is a church, to the North agricultural lands and a domestic dwelling, an existing laneway bounds the site for the full length of the Western boundary, across the laneway there is an existing dwelling. There is an existing school located on the opposite side of the public road R394, to the South of the site.

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Plans The site apart from allocating a private dwelling will be used for agricultural purpose, to be sold locally, which will help local bio-diversity, support the local economy and maintain the predominately agricultural character of the area. N A

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Elevation Process Sleeping Living

Was all about the light, shadows and the spaces in between. Each block was design to fulfill a basic function but at the same time the users can experience different sensations depending on the time and date of the year.

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Traditional Irish House

Breaking into Functions

Analysis of the elevation and functionality of the country houses in Ireland.

By separating the area their function each spa will have different criteria relation to the sun-path orientation and the materials.

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The volumes where analyzed in the most critical month of the year (summer and winter) to see the amount of light and shadow in the different spaces and then define the functions of the rooms and located the openings. 12:00

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The levels will also give response to the orientation and the needs of the client to take the most advantage of the light and sqmts.

Not only by the physical movement of the users, but by internal and external visual linkages. Resulting that each block will have their own identity, depending on the function.

Will define the areas of most light and shadow inside the house.

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The Materials The form was conceived as a sculpture and because of this, the structure and materials where crucial in the design. The main materials where concrete and timber, to balance the strength and simplicity of the concrete with the warm characteristic of the timber.


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I learned: -

To work with the client and understand their needs; The importance of a detail analysis of the context; The impact that the orientation has in the buildings; About sustainable design principals; To define and mitigate the risk at an early stage.


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P05

Interior Design Project

Casa Fractal - Ephemeral Space

Location: Interior Design Show 2012, Santo Domingo. Client: Patricia Sencion. Project in Collaboration: Arch. Patricia Sencion 2012 The main purpose of the project was helping a friend to promote her projects in the first interior design fair in the Dominican Republic. She is an Architect and Interior Designer and with my collaboration we created “Casa Fractal�. The stand was the representation of a traditional house to show how the architect can transform each piece into an architectural element. We had the challenge of a tight work frame, but it was achieved on time and budget. In association with the Architect we managed the builders and on the date of the fair, I helped her capture new clients. The concept was based on the Fractal Geometry and its relationship with nature. For us, this theory has ideas that reflect what we believe a quality interior space should be. The aim was to create a balance and pleasant space for the users, through the contrast of elements, textures and colours. The house was built of 35no timber structure frames, each one different in form and scale, which integrated with the light, created rhythm and sensations inside the ephemeral space.

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Why is this important to me? -

Innovative solutions in a tight time frame. Coordinating & managing contractors. Capturing new clients.


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