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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PORTFOLIO


CONTACT INFO

SELECTED WORKS

(832) 882 - 5953

Year 2 (2011-2012)

isrod321@hotmail.com

Semester 1

6109 Pine Avenue | Pasadena, TX 77503

Convertible Space A Transformable Living Space Big Bend National Park Station Cliffside Ranger Station Year 3 (2012-2013) Semester 1

PERSONAL INFO Name: DOB: ID Number:

Artsplace Art Center for Houston

Israel Rodriguez 04/20/1992 1015235

Semester 2

EDUCATIONAL University of Houston - Main Campus

2010 – Present

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

John Tsai Michael Gonzales, Gregory Marinic Gary Machicek, Duke Fleshman Duke Fleshman, Geoffrey Brune

SKILLS Rhinoceros 3D Grasshopper

Research Center for Personal Transportation An Extension of Path To Vehicular Knowledge & Development Year 4 (2013-2014) Semester 1 UHGBC Workshop Campus Workshop Development Semester 2 Social Mediatheque An Emergent Community

AutoCAD Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Abobe InDesign

Independent Study D3 Exhibition & Tex Fab Entry


Convertible Space

Big Bend National Park – Station

pg.1

pg.3

Artsplace

pg.11

Research Center for Personal Transportation

pg.21

UHGBC Workshop

pg.31

Social Mediatheque

pg.41

Independent Study

pg.53


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Covertible Space

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Dining

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A Transformable Living Space In the ever expanding state of the world, space economy becomes essential in architecture and design. Utilization and understanding of this concept becomes important when designing. Thus, exploration in the ability to create a space contained within a very small area with but a single piece of furniture designed to break up and utilize the space for maximum living configurations (i.e. eating, sleeping, hygiene, cooking, washing, sitting, and storage) The intent in designing such a space is to design in such a way as to utilize a minimum number of moves to subdivide the space, rather than producing a space that has the most pop-out-able compartments. Thus creating a space that is easy to use, easy to access, and easy to live in.

Sitting & Reading

3 Shelving

4 The cooking and washing units are always left accessible for the user despite the configuration. The decorative slats that work around the design serve as seating as well as becoming shelving units on the side of the furniture piece

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Workspace & Sitting

7 Sleeping

8 Sitting & Reading


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FEATURE PIECE:

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- Dining - Workspace - Seating Stool Low Chair Foot Stool - Shelving Unit

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Big Bend National Park - Station

Cliffside Ranger Station The design explores the concept of rotation and the design principals implied by such movement and its applications to an architectural solution. Investigative work in biomimetic design and analysis of this research is incorporated to design choices to create a relation to the natural aspect of the environmental park system. Studies done on the spinal chord and how it allows flexibility to the design of the body becomes a central design focus. Figurative comparisons of the vertebral bodies (the spinal “discs�) to programmatic sectors, as well as comparisons of the vertebral discs (fibrous tissues in between the bodies) to circulation elements are then translated into architectural elements that help create a building system that functions with the site, the user, and the environment. The design essentially becomes a manifestation of rotational movement, guiding and encouraging a path strictly directed by the design for optimum use and observational utility.

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A Program Split

2 Spinous Process B Program Sizing 1 Vertebral Body

C Terracing

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Skin System - Shading

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Ground Level

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MORPHOGENESIS

Massing

Field of View

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Increased Field

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Spine

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Skin System

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Artsplace

Art Center For Houston Like a system that reoccurs within itself, we persist to mimic the ever-complex system that is nature. Like self-similarity, we see a constant replication of systems that strive to process and transfer information as efficiently as possible. Like a geometry that generates to form a larger system, Architecture is but a component that strives to contribute to the environment it inhabits. Like a strand that’s woven into a central system, we analyze the importance of a building and it’s contribution to its larger makeup. We attempt to reconstruct a method in which to efficiently translate information from architecture to human; from strand to system. In an attempt to expose and inform the public to the work of the community and the culture of their surrounding habitat, we define a path of information flow within a network that serves to provide a reaction to the movement and flow of travel of visitors. By encouraging a gradual feed of information to visitors along a given path, the architecture is able to stimulate and inform the public. The architecture then becomes a synapstic contact providing a stimulus of information to the travelling neurons of what becomes a larger system; Architecture and community.

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EXTERIOR TREATMENT/ SKIN

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Draping of Exterior Shell

More Opaque

Less Opaque


Exterior Glass

Steel Space Frame

Concrete Wall w/Steel Reinforcement

Concrete - Waffle Slab

Reinforcement Steel Rebar

Ventilation Ducts

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MODES OF ENCOURAGING DESIRED MOVEMENT

Path Directed

Break in Path

Program to Program

Contraction

Expansion

Movement

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Rest

Movement

Rest


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2nd Floor

4th Floor

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5th Floor

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Steel Reinforcement Electrical Strip Concrete Waffle Slab Ventilation Pipes

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Long Section

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Short Section

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Research Center for Personal Transportation

An Extension of Path With the advent of the computer, as well as newer more intricate technologies, we live in an ever expansive world reliant on intelligence created from minds with the hopes to revolutionize and transform the way we live our lives. Society hopes to maintain ahead of technology and to persist ahead of the stresses it puts on everyday life. It is our duty to hold ourselves responsible for the residue such technologies have left on society and on the environment. We thus rely on research focused on the advancement of developing technologies and resolving issues. We as architects hope to highlight and exhibit these efforts, as well as help inform and educate the public as efficiently as possible. The proposed research center outlines a method in which to encourage a way of metabolizing information and creating exposure for such efforts. By interweaving explicit and implicit methods of education, we are able to instill a need for education. Through the manifestation of an environment in which learning is an inevitable outcome, we the create an opportunity to encite a yearning for informing ones self.

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Education - Lobby - Auditorium - Gallery - CafĂŠ

Research/Application - Design Studios - Workshops - Gallery - Offices

Audio

Hearing

Visual Sight

Site Oriented Grid

Tactile Touch

Sun Path Oriented Grid

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Ground Plan

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Structural Analysis 30’

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Steel Curved I-Beam Waterproof Membrane

Short Section Insulation

Precast Concrete Panels Rigid Foam Insulating Core

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Cladding Ties Black Slate Stone Cladding 32

Metal Decking

Hanger Wires Metal Drop Down Ceiling

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Low-E Glass Mullions

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Wooden Floor Finish Raised Floor Understructure

Drain Pipe

Stone Drainage Bed Waterproofing Membrane Spread Footing

Steel Reinforcing Rebar

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2 Vertical Columnar Members

3 Primary Spanning Members

4 Secondary Spanning Members

5 Metal Decking

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Framing

Floor Structure

3 Structural Walls

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UHGBC Workshop

Campus Workshop Development The emergent properties of an existing thing, living or inanimate, are defined and established by immesurable factors. It is with intent and deliberate purpose, that a framework is set in which attributes are established. It is an architect’s duty to understand and utilize these principals to help realize a space that serves to perform not only for the user, but the public at large, thus generating a space that has a framework that establishes properties emergent to the individual user. In an attempt to achieve such a space, the intent to introduce a component that will help mediate the flow of movement of people and ideas was thus realized. The ramp, emerging from the floor, splits the flow of movement, providing a duality of experience. Simultaneously, two experiences exist to help inform the campus as a whole, what indeed the UHGBC hopes to provide the university, as well as informing them on their current progress and achievements. It provides an interaction between student, building, and campus and creates a dialogue between user and visitor.

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Initial Exposure

Entry

Informed Conclusion

Ramp Circulation

Information Gathering

Informal Analysis

Self Informed Deduction

Information Harvesting

CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE

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Wood Angle Support Precast Concrete Roof Panel Concrete Infill Water Barrier Foam Insulation

3’ Cellular Beam

Corrugated Steel Metal Ceiling Panels

4.5’ Cellular Beam

#6 Steel Reinforcing Rebar 6” Wood Beam w/Steel Bolted Plate 18” Steel Round Column 12” Load-Bearing Concrete Wall Symbiotic Wall - Steel Wall Structure 24” Deep Holedeck Waffle Slab 0.05” Thin Concrete Ceiling Panel

Soil & Vegetation

Steel Guardrail Topping Slab (Polished Concrete) 24” Holedeck Waffle Slab Glass Rail 6” Deep Concrete Ramp Botanica Air Purifier Permanent Wall Installation #6 Steel Reinforcing Rebar

Water Filter Screen

12” Concrete Wall Raised-Floor Panels

Soil Retaining Screen

Concrete Footing Pump

Pressure Tank

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Raised-Floor Supports

Air Duct Slab-On-Grade Foundation


+24’

+ 7’

+ 0’ - 4.6”’

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D1

+34’

+26’

+18’ +16’ +12

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+34’

+18’ +16’

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Vertical Structure

Structural Walls

Ramp System

Floor Structure

Mullions

Horizontal Beams

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Social Mediatheque

An Emergent Community In an effort to analyze and translate a learned understanding of light, the project attempts to introduce a space in which the properties of light not only activates the interior of the building, but transforms the architecture of the building into a bridge of knowledge dictating a path for growth for the community. It is with this understanding that we provide intervention, planting a community garden and allowing it to grow and virally eat away at the negative space that is the implied building volume. Through this pixelization of sorts, we are able to generate a form that allows depressions and extrusions created by the garden to create spaces that allow light to bounce from surface to interior, indirectly lighting the interior. The treatment of the facades maintains the idea of pixelization, but scales it to human proportions, creating a relief on the walls; skimming light and texturizing the wall. Through this immersion of activity and transition dictated by light, it is possible to create a spacethat strengthens and gives back to the community.

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Steel Framing

PLOT SIZES

10’ x 20’ Structural Concrete Walls

10’ x 10’

20’ x 20’ 5’ x 20’

Enclosure Wall Panels

Combined Systems

PIXELIZATION

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Southern Community Garden Designation

Public Plaza

Terracing of Levels

Northern Facade Light Treatments

FRAGMENTED

SOLID

Initial Form

Facade Elevation System

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Strategy Application Light Reflector

Light Funnel

EFFECT: Reflects light into the interior

EFFECT: Washes light on surface

Strategy Photographs

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Opacity Percentage Light Lantern

Block Pixelization

EFFECT: Light Transparency Glowing Block Effect

EFFECT: Light Skimming Light Gradation

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Independent Study

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D3 Exhibition & Tex Fab Entry component two

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COMPONENT ASSEMBLY

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GLOBAL FORM


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72ยบ

63.43ยบ

EXCAVATED DODECAHEDRON

3RD STELLATION LATTICE

41.81ยบ

3RD STELLATION + ICOSAHEDRON

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ICOSAHEDRON LATTICE


Rotational Axis

- 72 deg

Direction of Travel + 72 deg

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THANK

YOU


ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO Israel Rodriguez isrod321@hotmail.com (832) 882-5953

Architecture Portfolio  

Undergraduate Architecture + Design Portfolio University of Houston Gerald D. Hines 2010 - 2014

Architecture Portfolio  

Undergraduate Architecture + Design Portfolio University of Houston Gerald D. Hines 2010 - 2014

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