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PORTFOLIO GABRIEL VERGARA


00 PROJECTS INDEX

SOCIAL BORD KILTRO HOUSE (Susuka Architects)

2

15

HUAYLLAY SCHOOL 4

CHURCHITA

LANDING TREE

3

6

(Susuka Architects)

(Competiotion)

BASK

RESEARCH

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

ARCHITECTURE

ACADEMIC / GSAPP

OUT

URBAN FOREST SQUARE Talca University Workshop

KEEPER´S HOUSE

5

Degree Project

1

TOWERS IN


GABRIEL VERGARA G. E-mail: g.vergara@columbia.edu Address: 611W 137th St, New York, NY Phone: 917 246 1258 MSAUD, Columbia GSAPP

CITY

REGION

DER RIVER CITY (51-1 Architects)

9

KETBALL COURT (Civic Assistantship)

CHICHAYCOCHA CITY

16

12

LIMITLESS CHILE Susuka architects

13

T OF CONTROL

CIUDAD VALLE CENTRAL

(Columbia GSAPP)

7

AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO (Columbia GSAPP)

10

N THE -ACTIVE- PARK (Columbia GSAPP)

8

POST BIG BOX URBANISM (Columbia GSAPP)

11

(MVRDV + U.Talca Workshop)

14


SCOPE I ARCHITECTURE


01 KEEPER´S HOUSE

02 KILTRO HOUSE

03 CHURCH-ITA

04 HUAYLLAY SCHOOL


01 KEEPER´S HOUSE

2005 / Los Niches, CuricĂł, Chile / Author

How to generate architecture in a context where professional practice does not exist? To answer this question, it is necessary to turn to local referents such as local barns and traditional local houses of the Central Valley of Chile. Due to the fact that the house dweller will be a farm worker with his family, who will also run the farm, the house is thought out as a re-interpretation of the aforementioned referents or the combination of them. The available low budget had an impact on the choice of the materials for this project. For this reason, we made it our goal to use as many recycled firebricks from a closer cement factory as we could.

Sketch of local house

Curico

+

Location

Cordillera

Local House

=

Local Barn

Mix


Eaves

Interior view

Brick recycling process

1. Cement kiln

2. Rubbles

3. Selection

4. Walls


01 KEEPER´S HOUSE

East facade

North facade

West facade

South facade


a

b

b

a

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Plan

1

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Section a

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Photo by Cristobal Palma

02 KILTRO HOUSE

2006-2008 / Talca, Chile / Co-Author

Susuka Architects: Juan Pablo Corvalan_Gabriel Vergara This project is a statement of how to accomplish architecture in Latinamerica. The process was so unsteady, that all posible architecture design resources available where exercised. Everything was in constant change: the program, resources, contractors even the view! The modus operandi is rather based on mistakes than certainties. The result: a mix, a bastardized design, a fusion, like a crossbreed dog, in chilean: a Kiltro.

Site plan

Concept


Terrace and patio

West view

The spatial organization responds to a grid of 3.6 meters. The central quadrate have been projected as a patio for natural light, ventilation and circulations. An additional roof structure reinforces main structure to prevent earthquakes damage and to provide a roof terrace that serves as a new place for being on the hill

Photo by Cristobal Palma


02 KILTRO HOUSE

b

a

a

b

Plan Level 1

0

1

West Facade 0

1

0

1

North Facade


b

a

a

b

Terrace Plan

0

1

East Facade 0

1

0

1

South Facade


02 KILTRO HOUSE ENTABLADO DE TERRAZA, CIPRES 6X2” VIGA DE ACERO IC 150X50X2mm

POLIETILENO DE 2mm OSB TRASLAPADO DE 10mm CUBIERTA DE ZINCALUM 5V

CANAL DE AGUAS LLUVIAS ZINCALUM

VIGA DE ACERO U 150X50X3mm

SOLERA DE APOYO VENTANAL, PINO 6X2”

LISTON DE CIELO, PINO 2X2”

POLIESTIRENO EXPANDIDO 70mm POLIESTIRENO EXPANDIDO 50mm REVESTIMIENTO DE CIELO TERCIADO DE 15mm

VIDRIO TERMOPANEL DE 6mm

PERFIL DE ALUMINIO XELENTIA LINEA AL-32

ENTABLADO DE TERRAZA, CIPRES 6X2”

ENTABLADO DE PISO RAULI 1X4” ESPUMA AUTONIVELANTE 5mm OSB DE 18mm

ENVIGADO DE PISO, PINO 8X2” VIGA DE ACERO U 200X50X3mm

PILAR DE ACERO OC 150X150X3mm

POLIESTIRENO EXPANDIDO 100mm CIELO INFERIOR, ZINCALUM ONDULADO 0,3mm

BAJADA DE AGUAS LLUVIAS POR PILAR REVESTIMIENTO DE PISO EXTERIOR, PIEDRA LAJA RECEPTOR DE AGUAS LLUVIAS

Detail section


Deck / Terrace

Roof structure

Base grid

Axo / Structure

VIGA DE ACERO U 200X50X3mm

BAJADA AGUA LLUVIA

VIGA DE ACERO IC 150X50X2mm

Deck detail / Terrace

Beams and columns joint

Foundations detail


Photo by Susuka

03 CHURCH-ITA

2005-2008 / Talca, Chile / Co-Author

Susuka Architects: Juan Pablo Corvalan_Gabriel Vergara In difficult neighborhoods a church is not only a place for cult. It embraces a social program. In this case, the budget was very low (60000 U$ for a 200 m2 chapel) and the site, small and irregular. A series of proposals evolved to a single torsion volume that avoids a front and rear faรงade, plus it evokes the reigning geometry; more a covered plaza than a building, a sign of optimism in harsh conditions; a light in darkness.

Location

Concept


Community border vs Place of worship

Future community spaces

Placita Access

The Saints, Place of worship

Existing community rooms

In accordance with its formal concept, the church has been located in the middle of the terrain for separating the cult act from community activities. In this way, intermediate spaces can be used as little places for ceremonies or social use.

Structure

Fundraising through a community Bingo


03 CHURCH-ITA

Photo by Cristobal Palma

A folding door in the south facade was designed for integrating inside and outside as a continuous space. Thus, the most attended ceremonies can be extended outward, to the outdoor plaza.

Photo by Susuka


Altar view

Mosaic detail

Since stones (and other objects) are constantly thrown, a ceramic-mosaic finish is projected; acting as an easy to repair, cheap, already broken wrapping, but also following a millenary religious technique

Mosaic design by Simรณn Fuentes

Photo by Susuka


03 CHURCH-ITA Meeting room Sala

Patio

Storage

storage Catechetics room 1

Sala

Multipurpose room

Bathroom

FUTURE EXTENSIO N

Catechetics room 2

Library

CHAPEL

ACCESS

ALTAR

Dining room

Saloon

Services

Bathroom

Churchita plan

Churchita section

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5


Roof plan

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5

0

1


04 HUAYLLAY SCHOOL

2016 / Pasco, Peru / Author

Huayllay is a miner town located in a region that has many natural resources; despite this, their population has high rates of poverty reason why many children suffer malnutrition, diseases and learning problems. This little school will be the result of an effort to bring mining industry, local authorities and community together to improve the space where children study, play and even eat. The project will be located in the same terrain where currently school works, some structures will be conserved but others should be removed. The new school has been thought as a place for playing, where many little spaces interconnected to each other will stimulate interactions between children and their environment.

01_Classrooms

Location

03_�Ludic Facade�

02_Circulations

04_Terrace


18%

33%

01_Child malnutrition rates

3 years old

CHRONIC MALNUTRITION

3 years old

4 years old

27%

30%

5 years old

33%

Average

49%

3 years old

4 years old

27% of children (in the school) are malnourished and...

3 years old

Average

49%

4 years old

42%

38%

5 years old

Average

42% of children suffer anemia

ANEMIA

33% 02_Existing infrastructure

5 years old

ANEMIA 18%

33%

4 years old

27%

30%

42%

38%

5 years old

Average

The current school doesn´t have adequate facilities...

03_Community aspirations New spaces for meetings,

some structures will be demolished

Better and larger classrooms

computation and playground

A kitchen and dining room with a child nutrition program

04_Proposal

Ref 1: Local houses in Huayllay town The classroom pavilion has been projected according to local architecture

Ref 2: “Juegos Sonoros” by Pop-Arq, Argentina. Playground equipment has been projected as a piece connected to the interior facade.

Ramp

Plants Patio

Little bridge

Skylight

Mini-orchards

Access to playground

Ref 3: Bicentennial Children´s Park by Elemental, Chile. A steel and mesh structure generates a double facade, a place where children will play, run or climb, being related to circulation spaces such as corridors, stairs and ramps.

Ref 4: “Fuji Kindergarten” by Tezuka Arch., Japan. The roof of existing building has been projected as a new playground space for increasing green areas and play zones.


04 HUAYLLAY SCHOOL Storage

Ramp 10%

+1.85

Kitchen

+1.65 +1.20

Psychomotricity room Multipurpose

+0.80

+0.80

Gardens

+0.40

+0.40

+1.00

Patio

+0.40

Office

Waiting room

Bathroom medical room

Bathroom

Classroom Gotitas de Ternura

Classroom Gotitas de Esperanza

0.00

Storage

Teachers room

Access

0.00

-0.60

-0.85

-1.00

Cuadrado Perez street

First floor

0

2

Street facade

Classrooms

Street view


+3.23

+1.85

+3.23

+1.65

+1.20

+0.80 +0.80

Play terrace +0.40 +0.40

+1.00

+2.30

ade

Ludic fac

+1.36 +2.90

+2.90

Bathroom Classroom Gotitas de Paciencia

Second floor

Bathroom Classroom Gotitas de Rocio

Classroom Gotitas de Alegria

Classroom Gotitas de Saber

0

2

Interior facade

Terrace view


SCOPE II CITY


05 URBAN FOREST SQUARE

06 LANDING TREE

07 OUT OF CONTROL

09 RIVER CITY

10 AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO

08 TOWERS IN THE ACTIVE- PARK


Photo: Gabriel Vergara

05 URBAN FOREST SQUARE

2009 / Talca, Chile / Teacher Assistant

Under the framework of August Workshop of Architecture School at University of Talca, Urban Forest Square is a project developed by students and teachers, which addresses the concern of incorporating temporality and management of the least possible maintenance resources before intervening in a semiabandoned public space. Thus, the proposed plaza, firstly recognizes the pre-existence of paths, a mini court and a produce shop to later plant a grid of 10 x 10 trees in a strict square. Initially, some lightweight structures of coligĂźes (local bamboo) would provide shade and protect the newly planted trees. Over time, these structures were set to disappear to give way to the growing trees. At night, the reflective tapes attached to the coligĂźes shined with car lights to generate a nocturnal presence of the Project.

Location

Axonometric


Layers of process

Grid

Arado

Paths

Little Trees

Artificial Trees

Natural Trees

CAÑAS DE COLIGUE CAÑAS DE COLIGUE

ENTUTORADO DE COLIGUE

UNIONES DE ALAMBRE GALVANIZADO

ARBOL INICIAL

MACETA O CEPELLON BOTELLAS HORMIGONADAS

Section

SUELO DE CORTEZA SUELO ARADO


05 URBAN FOREST SQUARE

Artificial trees plan

0

5

Artificial trees elevation

Process

Working with the neighbors


Natural trees plan

0

5

Natural trees elevation

Plaza by night

Today: Trees growing


06 LANDING TREE

2012 / Laussanne, Suiza / Competiotion

Team: Juan Pablo Corbalan_Gabriel Vergara + Nicole L´Huillier_Juaco Gonzalez + Claudia Barriga_Pablo Sepulveda Landing Tree is a design proposed for the Lausanne Jardins 2014 competition, which aims to implement POP-UP gardens adapted to urban context, transportable, and long-term viable. A search for new ways that incorporate green spaces in the urban scenery. The proposal is a tree suspended in the air by a helium balloon that shines at night, which would cover a plaza full of activities, surprises and metaphors. A place where the landing of ideas, creative exchanges and landscaping coexist in beautiful harmony.

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BALLON D´HELIUM Volume: 800m3 / Diamétre: 15m Toile textile de couleur argent

MAILLE EXTERIEURE Matérialité: Polyester

CABLE + ARROSAGE 1. Cable metallique ancré au sol 2. Arrosage goutte á goutte avec une pompe de 1hp

ENCORDAGE Systéme de cordes polyester

CONTENANT GEOTEXTILE Terre organique + racine Volume: 5 m3 10.50 m

TILLEUL Diamétre de l´arbre: 7m / Poid total: 1.5 tonnes Fleurs: Blanches et jaunes Floraison: mars - septembre

3.00 m

0.00 m

Section


06 LANDING TREE

1. Potagers : Nous proposons une place avec des plantations dans des cagettes et des pallettes de marché. A cette agriculture urbaine s’ajoute une apiculture expérimentale, et des workshop. Notre intervention temporaire est l’occasion d’expérimenter l’agriculture urbaine. Ainsi aux plantations dans des cagettes et pallettes de marché s’ajoute une zone d’apiculture et des workshops afin de sensibiliser la population locale.

2. Performances : Une scène en pallettes accueillera une programmation culturelle riche et variée : concerts, danse, théâtre... Activant temporairement un nouvel espace public, ces performances en garantiront le dynamisme et l’attractivité.

3. Cinéma : Installés sur un nouveau mobilier urbain amovible, les habitants pourront profiter d’un cinéma en plein air où sera projeté, en plus de différents films, un documentaire sur la génèse et l’évolution du projet.

Où comment atterrissent les arbres dans la ville ?

Il était une fois un jeune Tilleul au milieu d’un près…

Tout seul,

Très seul…

Un jour de printemps, un ballon argenté qui chassait un nuage s’approcha.

« Bonjour jeune Tilleul, veux tu venir te promener avec moi ? » demanda le Ballon

Le jeune Tilleul réfléchis à la proposition du vaisseau en silence…

« D’accord Ballon argenté, allons-y! » s’exclama le jeune arbre, et « hop » il sauta dans l’air…

et ils partirent en voyage au coucher du soleil…


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4. Cuisine : La physionomie de la place n’étant pas figée, celle-ci peut changer selon l’agencement spontané de son mobilier. Ainsi, tables et bars écloront lors d’ateliers culinaires en liaison étroites avec les ateliers d’agriculture urbaine afin de souligner le fonctionnement soutenable de la place, pareil à un microsystème.

5. Jeux : En parrallèle de la programmation culturelle, la place reste librement accessible aux citoyens pour des activités spontanées : pétanque, ping-pong, pic-nic...

Pour accueillir les invités ils organisèrent une grande célébration qui dura plusieurs jours ! L’arbre décida d’ancrer ses racines dans la ville. Le ballon, lui, continua son voyage, mais promis de revenir.

Le lendemain ils trouvèrent une belle ville au bord d’un lac…

« Allons-y Ballon survolons la ville » demanda le Tilleul.

« Regarde ! Il y a une place ou on peut s’approcher de plus prés » indiqua l’arbre.

« Oui, des gens nous font des signes et nous suivent » constata le Ballon.

« Venez nous rejoindre ! » crièrent les habitants de la ville.

Le ballon argenté, le jeune tilleul et les citoyens devinrent très amis.

« Merci beaucoup Ballon argenté, maintenant je ne suis plus tout seul, bon voyage et à bientôt !» Fit ses adieux le Tilleul qui avait déjà grandi.


07 OUT OF CONTROL

2018 / East Harlem, NYC / GSAPP UD Summer Studio

Team: Alexandra Burkhard_Huang Qiu_Gabriel Vergara We have analyzed a NYCHA long site that crosses transversally East Harlem. In this site, there are four public housing projects which are home of 10% of East Harlem population. Its greatest asset is its large track of open spaces. However, they create block-wide spans of mono-programmatic space. The site not only acts as a barrier along retail corridors but also faces barriers of its own, the most visible of which are its fences. The space between towers is overtaken with these uninviting barriers that often create confusion amongst the community regarding what is or is not public or private space. NEW YORK CITY NYCHA DEVELOPMENTS

NYCHA | NEW YORK CITY + EAST HARLEM FIVE DEVELOPMENTS BOUROUGHS NYCHA Developments

NYCHA Living Conditions

NYCHA LIVING CONDITIONS | 311 COMPLAINTS RELATED TO

NYC +East Harlem

311 Complaints Related to Commun

NEW YORK CITY

326 DEVELOPMENTS 176,066 APARTMENTS

[*8.1% OF NYC APARTMENTS ARE OWNED BY NYCHA]

“ The complaint released on Monday showed was. It built a case that NYCHA had failed in “decent, safe and sanitary” housing, and th Ne conceal the problems from outsiders. ” ---Agree

BRONX

HARLEM

MANHATTAN

97 DEVELOPMENTS 52,999 APARTMENTS

QUEENS

BROOKLYN

STATEN ISLAND

RANDALL’S ISLAND

EAST HARLEM

20 DEVELOPMENTS 15,000 APARTMENTS

30% NYCHA 30% GOV’T ASSISTED 30% RENT STABILIZED

Source: New York City Housing Authority, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Oasis

“ The problems existed, Mr. Berman said, not because of any loss in federal funding, but because NYCHA was a dysfunctional operation and is funda mentally flawed and engaged in a culture of false statements and New York City Housing Authority, Amid Leaky Roofs and Lead Paint, Nycha concealment. ” ---Tenants Are Outraged and Hopeful, The New York Times, June 12, 2018

0-4 84 41 15 6 2

MOLD

Source: NYC Open Data

5-15 1249 634 236 65 14

16-43

HEAT/ HOT WATER

44-218 134 49 22 9 3

PEST


Site Barriers

Site Actors

East Harlem

O COMMUNITY HEALTH

nity Health

East Harlem

EAST HARLEM | COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS

EAST HARLEM | GANG PRESENCE

Community Based Organizations

Gangs Presence

N

d how expansive the federal investigation n its most basic mission, to provide hat officials had actively sought to

ew York City Housing Authority, Accused of Endangering Residents, es to Oversight, The New York Times, June 11, 2018

“How the NYPD is using social media to put Harlem teens behind bars” (2015)

City Health Works

The Henry Brother House Museum of the City of New York

“63 Gang Members Indicted in Massive East Harlem Overhaul” (2014)

El Museo Del Barrio New York Academy of Medicine Archcare Org

116 Street Block Assoc.

Lott Assisted Living Resident

Casa de la Herencia Puertorriquena Harlem Center For Education

Hope Community

Boys & Girls Harbor

Sinai Medical Center

2012, Asheem Henry arrested in a “Operation Crew Cut”

New Harlem East Merchants Association

Capital Prep Harlem School

Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice

GF GOODFELLAS

King Towers ADDICTED TO GREEN

Matthew Westerby Dance Company, Inc.

Positive Workforce

Carver Houses 6TH STREET NETWORK GANG

Lincoln Houses NFL N---AS From lincoln

100 Hispanic Women

NYPD 25rd Precinct House

Lexington Houses Lott Community Development Corporation

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College Harlem Community Justice Center

Concrete Safaris

East Harlem Union Settlement Center for Comprehensive Health Practice NPower

Lehman Houses WHOADEYS

Johnson Houses TRU MONEY GANG

East Harlem Triangle Houses AK/NSGM (NO SLEEP GET MONEY)

“17 members of East Harlem crew busted for brutal war with rival gang” “The Goodfellas gang claims its terrain around E. 129th St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves” (2018)

Settlement Health

East Harlem Tutorial Program

COAD (East Harlem Community Associations Active in Disaster)

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Harlem East Plan Life

East Harlem Community Alliance

Carter Burden Center

Metropolitan Hospital

Jefferson Houses ALL BOUT MONEY

Washington Houses BROAD DAY SHOOTERS GANG

East Harlem Councial For Human Svces. Boys Club of NY

Assoc. To Benefit Children

NYPD 23rd Precinct House

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) Operation Equivalency Exodus Transitional Community

Hunter East Harlem Gallery Community Navigator Program El Taller Latino Americano

Riverton Houses

Dare2Draw Inc.

Bailey House

Hot Bread Kitchen

“Teen killed in East Harlem shooting” (2017)

Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care & Prevention

Institute For Family Health

SCAN Lehman

Taft Houses AIR IT OUT

“NYPD, FBI bust gang-related drug ring during raid of East Harlem housing projects, arrest 32 including Broad Day Shooters gang leader” (2016)

Littel Sister of Assumption

Harlem RBI

Wagner Houses FBZ FLOWBOYS

Franklin Plaza EAST ARMY

El Barrio Operation Fight Back East River North Renewall

Randalls Island Park Alliance

219-729

HEALTH

NYCHA HOUSING

CONNECTION

EDUCATION JUSTICE

HOUSING

CULTURAL

ASIAN

WHITE

LATINO

BLACK

JOBS

GENERAL

GANG TERRITORIES

NYPD RAIDS

SOCIAL NETWORK

CONFRONTATIONS

Source: The Verge, New York Post, New York Daily News, NYC Informer and NYPD Juvenile Justice Division

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07 OUT OF CONTROL

Scenario Two_Mid Term 1-5 Years

While the open spaces are owned by NYCHA, the agency has underserved its tenants and failed to properly maintain the spaces both inside and outside the tower. As a result, three actors behave as “managers” of the public realm: NYCHA, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and gangs. “Out of Control” explores the social and spatial relationships between the three actors and the ground floor.

Scenario One_Short Term 0-12 Months

However, how would the use of these spaces change if residents were in control? If NYCHA were to relinquish control of the spaces outside the tower, new opportunities could emerge for the effective management of the public realm while allowing NYCHA to focuses its efforts and resources on the living conditions in the towers. By giving agency to the people, how could these spaces evolve to better serve the tenants of New York City?


Scenario Three_Long Term 10 + Years


112th St.

3rd Ave.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Skate Park Dog Park Playgrounds

School

Church

Water/Ice Park

Playgrounds

Playgrounds

COMMUNITY STORE 115th St.

2nd Ave.

GREENHOUSE

08 TOWERS IN THE - ACTIVE - PARK

2018 / East Harlem, NYC

Team: Davaki Handa_Gabriel Vergara_Yanli Zhao

The open spaces in NYCHA developments are one of its greatest assets, yet underperforming as social or environmental assets for the community of residents and the neighborhood at large. These areas consist of more than 75% of the entire ground plane. However, the fenced off nature of these under-programmed green spaces make them unapproachable and underutilized.

Landscape Buffer Zone

Bus Stop

Corner Plaza_2nd Ave. and 115th St.

Building Thresholds

Seating Areas

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROOF STRUCTURE

Vendors


Main Site Issues

HOUSING QUALITY / NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP

76%

[Ranks 6th in NYC] renter-occupied homes with at least one maintenance defect.

33%

[Ranks 5th in NYC]

Obesity Precentage of adults who are obese.

75

[Ranks 6th in NYC]

Child Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000 children ages 5-14.

!

HEALTH ISSUES

YOUTH / GANG MEMBERS

SOCIAL ISSUES

40%

143

!

Non-Profit Organizaions are in health

[Ranks 4th in NYC] non-fatal assault hospitalizations per 100,000 people.

King Towers

1,379 Units / 3,084 Inhab.

! Taft Houses

1,470 Units / 3,226 Inhab.

! Johnson Houses 1,310 Units / 3,144 Inhab.

! NYC SOIL: MAIN CONTAMINATS

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1,493 Units / 3,457 Inhab. HOW TO EXTEND SUMMER SEASON ACTIVITIES TO WINTER?

Cr Pb

LEGEND

ECOLOGICAL ISSUES

RAIDS BETWEEN 2014 - 2

SEASONS

SOIL POLLUTION

SPILLS AND TANK FAILUR

LOW RISK

NON-PROFITS IN HEALTH

MEDIUM RISK HIGH RISK

FLOODING

Actors and Strategies NYCHA NYCHA will be focused on building maintenance

ACTORS AGENCIES: Non Profit + NYC Government + Educational Institutions

YOUTH (Ex gang members)

3rd Ave.

Community Library

Skate Park

Dog Park

Basketball Court

School

Playground

Church Greenhouse

Basketball Court Playground

Community Store

Playground

Community Store

Community Store 2nd Ave.

SEASONAL GARDENS Native Plants + New Soil Nutrients + Seasonal Plants

ECO-STRATEGIES

BIOSWALES SYSTEM Water reservoir in the center of the project

GREENHOUSE / FARM A place for community gardening, education and research


08 GARDENS (flowers and plants) TOWERS IN THE - ACTIVE - PARK

COMMUNITY LIBRARY

BENCHES / TRASHCANS Less violence / More welcoming COMMUNITY STORES

More job opportunities Safer seat and table areas Cleanest spaces

More maintenance and better management MULTI PURPOSE ROOM

SPORTS AMENITIES

Memorial for people / Get together seniors, youth and kids More colors and beautiful flower gardens

More workout spaces

Story time for people and book borrowing place

More activities for kids and safer playgrounds

PLAYGROUNS / SPRINKLERS

GREENHOUSE

Diagram: Aspiration of Residents

PLAZA - MEMORIAL

DOG PARK

As a first project, we have used a singular housing block in East Harlem, Jefferson Houses, to redesign the grounds into a high-performing landscape, expanding the repertoire of active and passive recreational spaces, introducing strategies for stormwater management and soil remediation, and creating active street frontages and reorganized circulation to improve public safety and “eyes on the street.” We also look for strategies to extend the use of this new landscape across all four seasons. The purpose is to convert the current “Towers with no parks” into Towers IN the park.

FROM SUMMER

Playground Plaza Seasonal Gardens


Social Programmatic Plazas Playground Plazas Seating

Benches Plazas

Ecological Rain Gardens & Bioswales Green Space

Linkage Permeable Paving

Playground Plazas

Overlapping Social and Ecological Spheres

TO WINTER

Greenhouse Programmatic Plaza Water / Ice Park


Image: 51-1 arquietectos

09 RIVER CITY

2015 / Lima, Peru / Project Architect

Team: CĂŠsar Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de Rivero with Gabriel Vergara, Paulo Afonso, Federica Padovani, Franco Vergaray Under the framework of Lima Urban Plan (PLAM). River City is a proposal of large-scale urban renewal in a specific area of the city. The relocation of a vast industrial zone will generate a vacancy of 837 hectares in the middle of the city. An unique opportunity for incorporating missing equipment, solving the housing deficit and incorporating new areas of public spaces for the city. Taking into account that in its pre-Columbian and rural origin, this area was widely irrigated by channels from the Rimac River, the proposal is planned along these original tracings. Those tracings will be the roads where the housing will be located, forming residential rings, whose green centers will have different urban facilities.

Current Situation

Proposal

Under the industries, it is the countryside


19th Century map: Rural area and irrigation canals

Current map: Industrial area

Future map: Relocation of industrial area

Housing?

Convention Center?

Business Center?

837 ha

Future map: Housing and equipment for a megalopolis?


09 RIVER CITY 9 KM

River City vs Central Park

4 KM

MASTER PLAN

Kindergartens Schools 43.400 m2 440.000 m2

Universities 168.600 m2

Educational Center 85.000 m2

Community Center 49.700 m2

Fire Stations 7.000 m2

Urban facilities

Commerce 640.290 m2

Hospitals Police Stations 110.600 m2 9.000 m2

Museum 2.700 m2


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4 Levels

6 Levels

8 Levels

11 Levels

Housing tracings and levels

16 Levels

500


10 AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO

2019 / Can Tho, Vietnam / GSAPP UD Spring Studio

Team: Amanpreet Dugal_David Mauricio_Gabriel Vergara What if the edges of rivers and canals in Can Tho are reimagined as territories of transition between land and water that can adapt to the seasonal flux of the Mekong? The lower Mekong region of Vietnam is vulnerable to economic disruptions due to flooding. According to World Bank Report in 2014, Can Tho city of lower Mekong floods on an average of twice a day during the wet season. This figure is expected to increase greatly as the inundation of main roads is projected to rise to a staggering 270 days per year by 2030, leading to severe losses for land based markets. The floating markets, on the other hand, continue to function during floods and have evolved various ways to adapt to fluctuations in water levels. What can be learned from floating markets and their adaptable social and economic models, to re-imagine a resilient future for Can Tho and the entire Mekong Delta? “Learning from Floating Markets�

Cai Rang Floating Market


Site Analysis


10 AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO

The project proposes reimagining the edges of the floating market in Can Tho as territories of transition between land and water where the two synthesize to create an adaptable settlement for an amphibious community. These transition zones will be anchored around important riverine confluences and social institutions of the city that will be connected to waterways. Through the creation of inlets social services will become more accessible to the floating communities.

From “Anchor “ to “Floating”: Bouyant units as a local technology


Section sequence: Transitional edges

Moment 0_Embankments are not adaptable to floods

Moment 1_Soft structures to reshape the edges

Moment 2_Mangrove afforestation and floating units

Moment 3_Communities adaptable to flooding


05_AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO 10 AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO Site Analysis and Strategies

FROM DRY SEASON


TO WET SEASON


10 AMPHIBIOUS CAN THO

As an amphibious community both socially and economically resilient to flooding and the cascading impacts of climate change, the floating market communities will hold the key to the resilient future of the city. The implementation of this amphibious and dynamic edge adaptation will begin by empowering a marginalized population that possesses the invaluable traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of ‘living with water’.


SCOPE III REGION


11 [POST-BOX] URBANISM

12 CIUDAD VALLE CENTRAL

13 CHINCHAYCOCHA CITY

14 LIMITLESS CHILE


11 [POST-BOX] URBANISM

2018 / Hudson, NYC / GSAPP UD Fall Studio

Team: Zilu He_Tina Pang_Noah Shaye_Gabriel Vergara “Post-Box Urbanism” is a speculative investigation about rethinking the concept of civic spaces along the suburban big box corridor of Fairview Avenue just north of Hudson. Civic space is not necessarily just public space. Private spaces often performs as civic spaces. Big Box typology, for instance, provides a high levels of free access, but lack of interaction. The Fairview Avenue Corridor is a car dependent landscape surrounded by vast asphalted and underutilized surfaces. Hudson and Columbia County face the problem of a shrinking population. Within this context, What is the future of this [sub] urban typology in Hudson? What design opportunities emerge to transform it into civic spaces? Re-Shaping the suburban “Big-Box landscape”

Warren Street: Time line of interventions Market

Bus stop

Community facilities

LONG TERM | 20 YEARS Reuse of vacant buildings

Bus stop

Market Space

Plaza

MID TERM | 10 YEARS

Temporary market

Bus stop

SHORT TERM | 1 YEARS

Hudson: Transect from Warren Street (city center) to Fairview Av. (suburbs)


Walmart: Plan Intervention

Existing conditions

What is a Civic Space? Corridors like Fairview Avenue are common place country wide and serve a large percentage of the United States population. This strategy aims to reshape big boxes to provide community oriented services and civic spaces. The US is covered in these careless suburban design patterns and “Post-Box Urbanism� can begin to repair this broken system.


11 [POST-BOX] URBANISM

Walmart Interventions

We propose a network of civic spaces created by reshaping and connecting the array of big box and strip mall complexes along the corridor. We see an opportunity to implement several strategies to maximize the potential of the corridor. We propose an increase in mobility options by introducing a shuttle bus, shared car system and a network of pedestrian paths.


New Civic Spaces

Each complex will have a designated multi-modal stop where these services will be clustered. Within walking distance of each stop will be a primary anchor program along with access to a food markets, healthcare, and civic spaces. Our objective is to shrink the footprints of the existing big boxes, strip malls and parking lots through the introduction of several site specific techniques.


12 CIUDAD VALLE CENTRAL (CVC)

2003 / Chile / CVC Workshop

As student, I was part of the “Ciudad Valle Central” workshop developed by Winy Maas (MVRDV) and the School of Architecture of University of Talca. Thereafter, this workshop led to a research in which I collaborated mapping and generating images for KM3 book. CVC explored the potential of the Central Valley of Chile territory based on optimization of their resources such as forest, wine and agriculture. For that purpose, CVC should improve its current Infrastructure creating new networks and increasing its energy production. At the same time, could be a model of decentralization based on new ways of territorial settlements. PACIFIC OCEAN

CVC OCEAN PORT

CVC RIVER PORT Perales Port

Constitución Port

FOREST CITY Cities in the border of the valley

WINEYARDS MICROCLIMATES

AGROCIT

Wineyards located in the micro valleys of Costa Hills

DECENTRALIZATIO CVC AGROCITY

CVC GLOBAL TERROIR

WATER MAXIMIZATION

At the bottom of the image: The 6 pages of “Ciudad Valle Central” published on KM3 book, 2004


SANTIAGO

WATER TOWERS

ANDES MOUNTAINS

Malleco water reserve

CVC AIRPORT San Clemente Airport Colbún Hidroelectric

UDINAL

LONGIT

TY

ON

AYS HIGHW

TRANSVERSAL HIGHWAYS

POMACEAS MICROCLIMATES

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Pomaceas located in the micro valleys of Andes

Higway intersection

HIDROELECTRIC ENERGY AGROMAXIMIZATION

INFRASTRUCTURE

ENERGY


Public Services

Colquijirca

Stadium Hospital

Vicco 20.000 hab. 10 min. Ninacaca 10.000 hab.

Punrun lake

5 min.

15 min.

Carhuamayo 10.000 hab.

Colorado river

Nature Reserve Bosque de Piedras Huayllay

Agro Market

Junin Nature Reserve

10 min.

5 min.

Nuevo centro 15.000 hab.

Huaron lake

Facilities

To Lima

Farms

Hotel

Huascacocha lake

Hotel

15 min.

Ordones 5.000 hab.

Ecotourism Mining

Huayre 5.000 hab.

ro riv er

New urban areas

Chinchaycocha lake

Manta

Huayllay 7.000 hab.

Technical School

15 min.

15 min. Restaurant

Theater

University

Junin 15.000 hab.

Library

Mining Tailings Areas of mining exploitation To La Oroya

13 CHINCHAYCOCHA CITY

2016 / Pasco-Junín, Peru / Author

The Chinchaycocha region is a plateau at 4.300 meters above sea level placed in the regions of Pasco and Junín. It has the second largest lake of Peru called Chinchaycocha, which is a wetland rich in biodiversity protected as a “Nature Reserve”, despite this; its north area has water and soils polluted. In the North, this region has an intense mining activity, which is the economic engine of the whole region. Despite this, the vast majority of these resources do not generate enough benefits for local communities, but high levels of environmental degradation and social inequality.

Location

Region: Pasco pleteau


Yanacancha

Production: MS./ 2.156.266 Main activity: Mining

Simรณn Bolivar Production: MS./ 1.428.159 Main activity: Mining

Production: MS./ 1.088.031 Main activity: Mining

Production: MS./ 193.174 Main activity: Mining

Simรณn Bolivar

Tinyahuarco Production: MS./ 918.467 Main activity: Mining

Vicco

Huayllay

Yanacancha

Active population: 11.163 p. Main activity: Cars and Mechanics

Chaupimarca

Active population: 4.741 p. Main activity: Mining

Ninacaca

Production: MS./ 915 Main activity: Manufacturing industry

Production: MS./ 910 Main activity: Transport

Tinyahuarco

Active population: 2.025 p. Main activity: Mining

Vicco

Carhuamayo

Production: MS./ 6.500 Main activity: Otras Actividades

Huayllay

Active population: 4.779 p. Main activity: Mining

Ninacaca

Active population: 1.039 p. Main activity: Farming

Active population: 784 p. Main activity: Farming

Junin

Ondores

Production: MS./ 74 Main activity: Hotels and restaurants

Automotive trading and Mechanic 6846

46.045

Commerce

66.114

Administrative activities

34.833

Transport

32.451

Manufacturing industry

20.735

Other Service Activities Hotels and restaurants

Active population: 4.493 p. Main activity: Farming

(People)

5.531.377

Construction Commerce

Ondores

Active population: 924 p. Main activity: Farming

Main activities of the economically active population

(Thousands of Nuevos Soles)

Mining and Quarrying

Carhuamayo

Active population: 2.663 p. Main activity: Farming

Junin

Production: MS./ 15.283 Main activity: Commerce

Main economic activities

Chaupimarca

Active population: 11.292 p. Main activity: Cars and Mechanics

28.700

18.725

Mining and Quarrying Farming

Teaching

6377

5186

4670 3565

Transport

3166

Real Estate Activity

2006

Construction

2791

Source: statistics National Institute of Peru, 2014

Integrate towns and local economies (Carhaumayo town)

Environment: How to manage the mining liabilities?

People: An opportunity to invest in essential social services

Future: An opportunity to recover wetland ecosystems


13 CHINCHAYCOCHA CITY

Cerro de Pasco 70.000 hab

Rancas 1.600 hab

Sacra Familia

Villa Pasco

Colquijirca 3.320 hab

Ninacaca 2.033 hab

Shelby

Vicco 1.800 hab

Punrun lake

Cochamarca

Colorado river

Nature Reserve Bosque de Piedras Huayllay

Carhuamayo 6.853 hab

Junin Nature Reserve

Huaychao Huayre

Lago Chinchaycocha Chinchaycocha lake

To Lima

Huayllay 6.620 hab

Huascacocha lake

Railway

Manta ro riv

er

Huaron lake

Ondores 658 hab

Road

Junin 7.680 hab

Secondary roads Mining Tailings Mantaro river basin To La Oroya

Map: Main cities, towns and infrastructure The largest city in the Chinchaycocha region is Cerro de Pasco, Which has 70.000 inhabitants and concentrates around 60% of population in the region. However, its environmental situation is critical, because the city is located around an open pit mine, which has contaminated the air and water with severe consequences that have put at risk people´s life.

13.017 inhab.

Simón Bolivar

Tinyahuarco

35,8%

6.217 inhab.

23,4%

Ninacaca

3.679 inhab.

64,7%

Vicco

Vicco 39,3%

Carhuamayo 8.290 inhab.

Huayllay

42,4%

60,8%

Ondores

2.315 inhab.

Ondores

Junin

39,3%

11.242 inhab.

Population: 116.471 inhab.

42% of poverty

Population by district

Poverty rates

(nro. de habitantes)

(%)

1. Yanacancha

30.545

1. Ninacaca

3. Simon Bolivar

13.017

3. Chaupimarca

5. Huayllay

11.179

4. Junin

27.437 11.242

6. Carhuamayo

8.290

8. Ninacaca

3.679

10. Ondores

2.315

7. Tinyahuarco 9. Vicco

Carhuamayo

Huayllay

11.179 inhab.

2. Chaupimarca

44,6%

Tinyahuarco

Ninacaca

2.550 inhab.

Chaupimarca

36,6%

27.437 inhab.

30.545 inhab.

Simón Bolivar

Yanacancha

Chaupimarca

Yanacancha

6.217 2.550

2. Huayllay

64,7%

60,8%

44,8%

4. Carhuamayo

42,4%

5. Vicco

39,3%

8. Simon Bolivar

35,8%

10. Tinyahuarco

23,4%

5. Ondores

7. Yancancha 9. Junin

39,3% 36,6%

32,1%

Junin 32,1%


Cerro de Pasco Don Paco Planta Santa Rita y Lucero

Optimismo Hope

Fundicion Casablanca

Mina Pucpush Bad Luck

Cuatro amigos

Aurifera Aurex S.A.

Quilacocha Colquijirca

Junin Grebe In danger

Canchas de desmonte Carbon Oroya Antigua

Sacramachay - Ninacaca

Shelby Pumahuin

Canchas de desmonte Ex-Fundición Tinyahuarco

C.M. Las Camelias

Vicco

Punrun lake

Ninacaca

Pirahuana In danger

Cantera Tambo del Sol Colorado river Carhuamayo

Nature Reserve Bosque de Piedras Huayllay

Junin Nature Reserve Gallinetita de Junin In danger

Huayllay

Islay Salpo

Chinchaycocha lake

Fundición San Carlos Azulmina España

Manta ro riv er

Huaron lake

Giant Frog of Junin In danger

Ondores

Huascacocha lake

Nature reserves

Santo Domingo

Route of contaminants San José - Río Pallanga

Mining liabilities

San Marcelo

Mining Tailings

Andean Fox

Junin Carhuacaya

Areas of mining exploitation

Map: environmental conflict

Open pit

4,9%

Chaupimarca

37%

4,3%

3,9%

Simón Bolivar

Yanacancha

Chaupimarca

Yanacancha

Simón Bolivar

Tinyahuarco

34,8%

3,5%

50,8%

Tinyahuarco 28%

Ninacaca

Ninacaca

10,7%

37%

Vicco

Vicco

7,1%

36%

Carhuamayo 13,1%

Huayllay

Carhuamayo 23,9%

Huayllay 36%

3,3%

Ondores 5,8%

Ondores

Junin

31,7%

10,2%

6,7% of illeteracy

33% of child malnutrition

Illiteracy rates

Rates of child malnutrition

(%)

1. Carhuamayo

1. Chaupimarca

10,2%

2. Yanacancha

10,7%

4. Vicco

7,1%

5. Ondores

6. Simon Bolivar

5,8% 4,9%

7. Chaupimarca

4,3%

9. Tinyahuarco

3,5%

8. Yanacancha 10. Huayllay

17,7%

(%)

13,1%

2. Ninacaca 3. Junin

Junin

3,9%

3,3%

2. Ninacaca 4. Huayllay 4. Vicco

50%

37%

37%

36%

36%

6. Simon Bolivar

34,8%

8. Tinyahuarco

28%

7. Ondores

9. Carhuamayo 10. Junin

31,7%

23%

17,7%

Source: statistics National Institute of Peru, 2014


13 CHINCHAYCOCHA CITY Currently, local authorities are planning to relocate Cerro de Pasco city in a safe and non-polluted place. This could be a great opportunity for rethinking a new urban developing model for this region. If a large percentage of population does not depend directly on mining. Why not relocate and distribute people in the existing towns, thus promoting other economic activities? At the same time, would be possible improving local equipment on each town instead of concentrate the efforts in a unique new city? Local Producers: By strengthening local economies, new sources of employment would be created

Local workers: Mining would remain as an important activity, but complemented by other economic sources.

Farmers Entrepreneurs Muleteers

Wool producers

Miners

Bird W

Tailings Tailings management should avoid infiltrations to aquifers such as rivers and lakes.

Miner Town

Chinchay It´s very important t areas and bring b

Bird Watching

Ecotourism: After an environmental recovery, sustainable tourism would have great opportunities

Facilities: Stadium

Restaurants

Parihuanas

Local Gastronomy: The local gastronomy would have great potential if is accompanied by the improvement of tourist activity. Agriculture New Roads and public transportation

Pachamanca

Junin Grebe

Wool Livestock

Concentration of equipment

New Urban Center

VS

Relocation according to current authorities

Relocation proposal around Chinchaycocha lake


Local Activities: Both, new (trekking or bird watching) and existing (Local festivities or sports) activities would be an important factor for improving local economies.

Soccer teams

Watching

“Los Negros” Festivity

Children from Huayllay School

Bosque de Piedras (Stone Forest): This Nature Reserve would be part of ecotourism system. With improved infraestructure.

Funicular

Trekking

ycocha Lake: to recover contaminated back endemic wildlife.

Mining Industries

Natural Shelters

Mines: Must be managed under environmental criteria and away from local communities

Alpacas and sheep farms

Giant frog

Monument to “Maca” (Local agrocultural product)

Monuments: Church

Agriculture

New Architecture

New Towns: The imminent relocation of Cerro de Pasco, would be a great opportunities for improving existing settlements and towns.

Wool Products

Pisco

110.000 inhab. Similar number of inhabitants

Similar territorial area

Chinchaycocha System 116.000 inhab.

Lima

Huaraz

111.000 inhab.

8.500.000 inhab.

Tumbes

127.000 inhab.

Comparison with other cities


14 LIMITLESS CHILE

2012 / 13th Biennale di Venezia / Susuka Architects Team

Team: Jose Abasolo_Juan Pablo Corvalan_Renata Sinkevic_Gabriel Vergara Limitless Chile is one of the seven proposal that were shown in the Chilean pavilion “Cancha, Chilean Soilscapes” in the 13th Biennale di Architettura di Venezia. The proposal, which is summarized in this “historical-temporal” collage image, questions the limits and speculates on the role of Chile in a continental context. This vision is illustrated in three stages, each one with their own maps that refer to the “common ground”

01 The limits of invention

from the colonial outlined field to the nation state creation, Claude Gay’s original geographical sense.

02 Blurring

Globalization process, a psycho-econo Debord´s Psyc


02 g limits

o-geographical journey, based on Guy chogeography.

03 Mashup City

A psycho-magical projection, based on Alejandro Jodorowsky´s method.


OTHER EXPLORATIONS


15 SOCIAL BORDER

16 BASKETBALL COURT


Team: Gabriel Vergara, Jorge Pastrana, Paulo Afonso, Anthony Delporte, Francisco Lara

15 SOCIAL BORDER

2016 / Villa MarĂ­a, Lima, Peru / Co-Author

Team: Gabriel Vergara_Paulo Afonso_Jorge Pastrana_Anthony Del Porte_Francisco Lara Social Border is a project located in the periphery of Lima whose origin is to help an urban community to improve its public space. Many Settlements like this have a lot of deficiencies in infrastructure and urban equipment. For this reason we have designed this park using the current platform as a sport facility and social workshop. Due to low resources, the design considers local materials and local labor. With the help of the people, we are managing resources for building this project in the near future. +425

GRADAS

+425

SENDERO Y JARDINES

+418

ACCESO PRINCIPAL

CANCHA FULBITO

+412

+415 +415

TALLER COMUNAL

+410

+410

+410

SENDERO Y JARDINES

+405

PASEO +405

+402

+402

+402

+404 +403 +402 +401

ACCESO 1

Cancha (soccer field)

ACCESO 2

ACCESO 3 +400

+395

Plan


16 BASKETBALL COURT

2019 / Wagner Houses, Harlem, NYC / Civic Assistantship

The Center For Court Innovation (CCI) is developing a community program in different NYCHAs development along New York City. The purpose of the program is to engage residents in communitarian activities as well as provide job training to the youth population, both as tools to decrease criminality rates. The program also includes participatory design to improve the common spaces. In the case of Wagner Houses, a damaged concrete surface of an old and underutilized basketball court was identified as an opportunity to transform the space into a meeting place. The future improvements will require the participation of residents for its implementation.

Basketball Court_Color design

Community meetings


Arquitectura Viva

Limitless exhibition

PLOT magazine

Archdaily

Epicentro

INedita, Susuka conference


PUBLICATIONS, EXHIBITS AND AWARDS >PUBLICATIONS Magazine: Zona de Proyectos Nº 19. Content: Kiltro House, 2012, Argentina. Magazine: Arquitectura Viva Nº 139. Article by Susuka Architects: “Mixing Stripes, Kiltro House”, 2011, Spain Magazine: PLOT Nº 05. Content: “Nuevas Prácticas en Chile, Susuka Arquitectos”, 2011, Argentina. Magazine: PLOT Nº 02. Content: “Chapel in Chile 2: La Churchita”, 2011, Argentina. Book: Blanca Montaña, Puro Chile edition. Chapter: “Supersudaka: Kiltro House”, pp 472-475, 2010, Chile. Book: Architecture Now Vol.7, Taschen edition. Chapter: Supersudaka: Kiltro House, Talca, Chile”, pp 450455, 2010, U.S. Magazine Arquine Nº 52. Article by Susuka Architects: “Diseño Bastardo”, 2010, Mexico. Magazine: Summa Nº 105. Article by Susuka Architects: “Opera Prima, Unfinished Building”, 2010, Argentina. Magazine Arquine Nº 50. Content: “Church-ita”, 2010, Mexico. Magazine: Domus edition Nº 930. Article by Jose LLanos Loyola: “Supersudaka.cl, Chile”, content: Church-ita and Kiltro House, 2009, Italy. Magazine: De Architect, Vol 40, Nº 9. Content: “Kiltro House in Talca by Supersudaka”, 2009, Holland. Magazine: Mark Nº 24. Content: “Supersudaka, Church-ita”, 2009, Holland. Magazine: Mark Nº 21. Content: “Supersudaka, Kiltro House”, 2009, Holland. Magazine: Icon Nº 079. Article by Oliver Wainwright: “It´s hard to break a building that is already broken”, content: Church-ita, 2009, U.K. Magazine: Architectural Review Nº 1354. Content: “Church-ita”, 2009. Web: www.archdaily.com, Projects published: Kiltro House, Church-ita and Mirage House, 2009. Book: KM3, Excursions on capacities, Actar edition. Chapter by MVRDV: “Ciudad Valle Central”, pp 122-127, 2005, Holland. >EXPOSITIONS AND TALKS Exhibition: Area Santiago, 2013, Chile Procesos y transformaciones en diseño, arquitectura y arte [www.area.do]. Exhibition: Limitless Chile for curatorship: “Cancha, Chilean Soilscapes” Chilean Pavilion in the 13th Biennale di Venezia [www.canchachile.cl], 2012. Exhibition: XVII Bienal: “8.8 Re-construcción”, 2010, Santiago, Chile Project: “Kiltro House”. Exhibition: XVIII Bienal: “Ciudades para ciudadanos”, 2012, Santiago, Chile Project: “Escuela de Talentos, E.T.”. Talk: INedita 2008, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile. Talk about design process of Susuka projects. Talk: Talca Sessions 2007, Universidad de Talca, Chile. Degree Project presentation “Keeper´s House”. >AWARDS: Finalist, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture (MCHAP), U.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2014. Project: Kiltro House, link: http://arch.iit.edu/prize/mchap/selected-works/project/kiltrohouse Finalist, “Landing” Competition, Switzerland, Lausanne Jardins, 2012. Project: Landing Tree, link: http://lausannejardins.ch/en/gardens/ 3rd Place, Social Housing Competition, Ministry of Housing, Chile, 2007. Project: Patio Vicinity. >OTHER: Epicentro: Participation in Fondart (Cultural funds from Chilean government) project in collaboration with Simbiotika Studio, which explored constructive possibilities of wood and earth materials after Chilean earthquake in 2010.

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