Ignacio Jonathan Padilla 2009 Landscape Architecture Portfolio
LA 101 LA 102 LA 102 LA 103 LA 103 LA 103 LA 121 LA 120 LA 111
Index Final: Presidio Parkway Proposal (Linking Parade Ground and Crissy Field) Midterm: Lower Sproul Plaza Proposal Final: Environmental Justice for Hunters Point Shipyard Midterm: Heinz Factory, Oakland (redemption landscape Ecosystem) Final: Half Moon Bay (ecological center and school for sustainable and passive design) Garden of Forking Paths (Maze in Berkeleyâ€™s School of Religions) Construction Details (Arbor Details) Grading and Drainage (UC Berkeley Faculty Club Accessible Access) Final: Plants in Design (Blake Garden Entry Design) San Francisco Garden Club Sustainable Site Competition San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2009 (Beautiful places, Sustainable spaces)
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LA 101 DECEMBER 12, 2007 IGNACIO JONATHAN PADILLA
Project Details: a plan to turn the dangerous 70-year-old stretch of Highway 101 into a parkway with a landscaped median and two tunnels using topography as the main focus of shape and design. The existing topography must match with proposed topography. Proposal: My proposal was to create a park that is functional and active. The park includes an accessible route linking the parade ground to Crissy Field using the historic De Anza trail. The program includes an amphitheater, constructed wetlands, a farmers market, and sculptural shapes that resembled the historic sand dunes of San Francisco. The vegetation includes native grasses and Monterey cypress trees, which are present and well adapted to the sandy soil and salt spray. Media: Pastels, Graphite, Illustrator, Photoshop, sticky-back
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LINK NKIN ING G PA PARA RADE DE G GRO ROUN UND AN A D CRISSY FIEL E D LA 101 01 DE ECEM CEMBER BER 12, 12, 2007 200 IGNACIIO JONA JONATHA THAN N PADI PADILLA LLA
Design Problem: Lower Sproul Plaza has long been identified as an area of the campus in need of programmatic and physical redesign in order to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a high quality center for student life. Eshleman Hall is seismically â€œpoorâ€? and a replacement building must be proposed. Proposal: I proposed to reflect the importance of Strawberry Creek using an abstract shape and dense vegetation that fades out towards Brancroft St. I extended two steps from Zellerbach out to create a seating area for spectators to sit during performances and other outdoor activities. In addition, movable chairs will be placed to accommodate students, and a trellis walkway will bring down the scale of MLK building. My proposed building will accommodate an Internet cafe. The proposed building and Zellerbach will have extensive roof gardens to help retain run off and solar energy to help the site sustain itself. Media: CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop
LOWER SPROUL PLAZA PROPOSAL IGNACIO JONATHAN PADILLA LA 102 MARCH 12, 2008
Project details: Hunters Point is an area that has been heavily polluted by the US Navy and then the PG&E power plant. This is a site that requires environmental justice. This is a perfect opportunity to create jobs and outdoor space for its community. Proposal: The site produces all the energy power needed to run the new development by using solar technology and harvesting wind energy. It will revitalize the business sector by creating new jobs and shopping and will create its own economy. By providing classrooms, a library, and a research center it will promote Education to the community. In addition, new active spaces such as; an amphitheater that seats 2,000 people, trails and open spaces, 4 basketball courts, 3 soccer fields, and a kayaking zone.
Media: Illustrator, Photoshop, CAD Childrenâ€™s space 5% 66,000 sq. ft Playground
Public open space 5% 70,000 sq. ft Parking Open Market
79,750 sq. ft
Clean energy 7% Solar 100,000 sq. ft (1/3 on building) Wind 50 veins
Active Space 15% 201,120 sq. ft Soccer fields Basketball courts
Storm water treatment 20% 261,360 sq. ft
Open Space 42% 600,000 sq. ft Grass land Endanger animal refuge Kayac area Picnic areas Amphitheatre Trails
Design Problem: An empty lot in the old Heinz factory in Oakland is to be turned into a green redemption landscape ecosystem. There are metal and oil pollutants that need to be taken in account. Calculating the benefits of the new landscape is essential to the future outcome of the site. Design Proposal: As the built landscape increases the habitat for birds, bees, and Butterflies decreases. Nowadays it is rare to see these creatures in nature. The increase of roads and parking lots prevents the water table to recharge. In addition, Runoff flowing across impervious surfaces collects and concentrates pollutants that end up on streams and other water bodies. Impervious surfaces also retain heat, causing increases of temperature of ambient air. As a solution a Bioswale will help collect water runoff and water will percolate and recharge the water table as well as cleaning the pollutants found in the site earth. I decided to use Phytoremediation as way to eliminate the pollutants off the site. This process is inexpensive and provides habitat for animals eventually bringing back the creatures we are losing do to the loss of habitat. The main path I developed from the historic rail tracks that existed on the site. The material for the path is decomposed granite to allow water to percolate in to the water table. Media: Pen and Ink, Water Colors, Illustrator.
Section showing the use of the old water tank for irrigation
Abstract representation of the site
Section of bioswale and irrigation system
The Active Ecological Center and School for Sustainable Design
Design Problem: To design an ecological center and school for sustainable and passive design. The location is on the coast of Half moon Bay, which a developer wanted to build homes and destroy the natural environment. Design Proposal: My proposal was to make the site self-sustainable in electrical power and irrigation purposes. The site uses wind turbines and wave power. The wave power system that I chose is called “Seadog”. This system has a pump field in the ocean which pumps water up the cliff in to a reservoir (I turned into a wetland), and then as power is needed it pumps water down a turbine station where wave power is turned to electricity. To preserve water I used old techniques such as a “Quant” used in old Mediterranean climates that stores rain water for irrigation. The soil of the site is a sandy loam which I used for community farming. The community needed recreational space and my plan provides 2 soccer fields, 2 basketball courts, 1 tennis court, and a running track. In addition, It provides open space for , farmers market, and a play are a for kids. All paths are design to be permeable to recharge the water table. Media: Pen and Ink, Water Colors
Section showing the natural ravine
Section showing the Quants across a soccer field
Section showing a cool walk
Perspective of the active areas
Perspective of the Farmers Market
Section of condensing jar as passive irrigation
Perspective of the coast line path
Perspective of the amphitheater
Axon of the Seadog system
Section showing a cool seat
Design Problem: The site is the school of religions in Berkeley, California. It consists of four different buildings that have four different architectural styles. The existing landscape is unsuccessful in connect the buildings together, which forms an unintentional maze. The space seems like a couple trees and paths were thrown and called it a design. This makes the space dull and without a character. Our class was to read Jorge Luis Borgesâ€™s story: The Garden of Forking Paths, and take the feelings of the story part of our proposed maze design.
Design Proposal: I decided to make a maze that will have four different stages. Each stage will relate to each individual building style. Along the way visitors will experience a sense of befuddlement and excitement to move from one building to another. Visitors will experience a different way of entry each time they visit the site and along the way secrete gardens within the site. Media: Pen and Ink on Bristol.
Ignacio Jonathan Padilla LA 121 4-9-’09
Arbor on Solano Way, Concord, California
WEST ELEVATION TYP.
4” x 6” RAFTER 4” x 8” RAFTER
PLAN VIEW 4” x 18” GLUELAM BEAM
CLOSE UP DETAIL
CLOSE UP DETAIL B WIRE-MESH TOP
9” RADIOUS CONCRETE COLUMN @ 13’-0” O.C. TYP.
Comments CONCRETE FOOTING
B D 310 S.F.
315 314.82 E.P.
316 318 316.5 QA
321.6 EP 321.5 EP
LEGEND 327 A/C BLDG. B.S. B/W C.O. D.L. D.S. E.P. F.F. F.H. H.G. M.H. TOE T.S. T/W W.V. B.R.
ASPHALT / CONCRETE BUILDING BASE OF STEPS BASE OF WALL CLEAN OUT DRIP LINE DOWN SPOUT EDGE OF PAVEMENT FINISHED FLOOR FIRE HYDRANT HANDI-CAP MANHOLE TOE OF SLOPE TOP OF STEP TOP OF WALL WATER VALVE BASE OF RAMP
TREE LEGEND QA QR QV IA AP MS P S.F. M.G. R.M. P.C. P.L. G.K.
QUERCUS AGRIFOLIA - LIVE OAK QUERCUS ROBUR - ENGLISH OAK QUECUS VIRGINIANA - SOUTHER OAK ILEX AQUIFOLIUM - ENGLISH HOLY ACER PALMATUM -JAPANESE MAPLE MAGNOLEA SOULLANGEANA - SOUCER MAGNOLIA PLUM MATTEUCCIA STRUTHIOPERIS - SHUTTLECOCK FERN MEATSEQUOIA GLYPTOSTOBOIDES - DAWN REDWOOD RHODODENDRON MACROPHYLLUM - COAST RHODODENDRON PRUNUS CAROLINA - CAROLINA LAUREL CHERRY PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS - ENGLISH LAUREL GINKO BILOBA - MAIDEN HAIR
Notes: ANY NEW PATH GREATER THEN 5% GRADE HAS A STAINLESS STEEL (ROUND TUBE OF 2”IN DIAMETER) HANDI-CAP RAIL AT 36” ABOVE SURFACE
A METASEQUOIA TREE NEAR POINT “A” HAS BEEN REMOVED AND REPLACED BY A NATIVE TREE, QUERCUS AGRIFOLIA EXISTING IMPORTANT TREES WERE GIVEN A 10’ RADIUS NO DISTURBANCE TO PROTECT THEM NEW CONSTRUCTED PATHS TO BE CONSTRUCTED OF PERMEABLE CONCRETE TO PROMOTE WATER TABLE RECHARGE AND REDUCE RUN-OFF
2.5 T/W = 32
NEW BRICKB.W. RAMP AREA
321.6 8” G.K.
8% GRADE B.R. 321
NEW PLANTER 321.5 8” G.K.
2.5 T/W = 32 320.12 B.W.
Scale: 1’= 20’-0” 1
THE EXISTING PATH COMING FROM POINT “C” TOWARDS HERTZ HALL WAS REDESIGNED TO CURVY TO ADD INTEREST TO THE PATH TO REDUCE COST OF CONSTRUCTION THE EXISTING WALLS WERE KEPT WITHOUT ADDING ANY NEW ONES
UC BERKELEY FACULTY CLUB ACCESIBLE ACCESS IGNACIO JONATHAN PADILLA LA 120 FINAL PROJECT MAY 11, 2009
My design proposal is to make the site sustainable and functional. My main approach in solving this design problem was to eliminate the impervious surfaces. The enormous amount of asphalt on the site retains heat, causing the ambient air to increase in temperature and prevents water to infiltrate the water table. I proposed the driveway to have pervious pavers in order to recharge the water table, and to be light in color so its albedo reflects heat of the pavement more efficiently. The second design approach is to collect water from the site. I proposed to have rain barrels on the gutters, and a bioretention system that collects 12,000 gals. of water from the site and also allows water to infiltrate. In addition, I proposed bioswales on each street to reduce the amount of run-off. Last, I proposed to design with low water and low maintenance plants to achieve a sustainable site.
Detail of Rainwater Garden
60 gal. Rain Barrel
Water for: Washing Toilet
Site System Cycle
Site Run-Off drain
FIL TR AT IO
Filter Geotext Fabric
Dam every 12’ N
3’ Planting Soil
Near Vertical walls
Vegetated Swale: The system I proposed is one that takes runoff from the street and stores it and filters pollutants. Since both streets are on a slope, i proposed dams every 12’.
Bioretention: The system I proposed is one that filters and stores runoff, aswell as collects water in a 12,000 gal. cistern. The cell drains in 24 hrs,. and posed no threat for the breeding of mosquitos.
POTENTIAL STORMWATER STORAGE AND REUSE
SF GARDEN SHOW FINAL SUBMITAL
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show “Sustainable Spaces, Beautiful Places”
The city of the future is crowded: open space is rare and valuable. Faced with re-densification, every plane has potential as a planting surface. The San Francisco backyard of the future utilizes the walls, roof, and furniture to create a green oasis within the intense urban environment. Because space is limited, the garden must serve a variety of functions; it must be dynamic and adaptable. The idea of adaptability—both in surface and space—is carried out through a system of moveable parts. The main components, green walls, would move along a below grade track system. Visitors to the garden show would be encouraged to create their own spaces by sliding the surfaces along the tracks. The moveable grid of walls is interrupted by an arced track that a fruiting tree moves along, allowing the tree to follow the sun throughout the day to capture the most light in the increasingly cavernous city. Finally, the plants themselves reflect future conditions shaped by increased heat from global climate change. The selected plants that occupy the walls and overhead plane will reflect the need for vegetation that is tolerant of drought, increased heat and wear-and-tear of the dense urban environment. Our scheme reinvents the garden as a multi-planar experience, a garden that embraces the user from all sides.
Garden Creators Mamie Choy Kerry Rutz Sha-Khan Starks Ignacio J. Padilla Jessica Meskin Brian Gillett Will Smith Tim Mollette-Parks Elizabeth Burns Adrine Arakelian Niamh Blomquist Nadia Alquaddoomi Cecil Howell Nick Curtis Cindy Talley
Garden Creator Bronze Medal Winner!
Design Problem: The site is the Life Science building of UC Berkeley. Professor, Walter Hood gave us a sheet with pool drawings. We were to super - impose the pools twice with in the site and make a cut where the pools overlap the building. Create a 30-60 exonometric. Media: Graphite, Water colors, Acetone Pen, a printed sheet with Eucalyptus leaves,
Design Problem: The site is the Life science building of UC Berkeley. Professor, Walter Hood gave us a sheet with pools drawings. We were to super - impose the pools with in the site and make a cut where the pools overlap the building. Create a 90 degree exonometric. Media: Graphite, Water colors, Acetone Pen, a printed sheet with Eucalyptus leaves, Printed Eucalytus trees on sticky back