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03 About Jairo 05 Boat House 17 Monastery 25 Triple Zero Highrise 35 Chicago Art Glass Center 51 Chapel 55 Wall Section Study 57 Precedent Study Collage 59 Old vs New


about jairo It is often said, that character and identity are built through life experience. I believe the same can be said about architecture. The character found in a building is a direct reflection of its architect. Consequently, a building’s character is a reflection of the architect’s life experience. Therefore, to understand a building one must understand the origins of the architect. My name is Jairo (pronounced: hi-ro), I am an entrepreneur and aspiring architect. I am the eldest of four and the first to ever attend college. I am from a modest and hardworking family with a strong history in building. As a young boy, I grew up moving often as my family pursued new work. Sometimes we moved across the neighborhood and sometimes we moved across the country. Nonetheless, I was frequently faced to meet new people and learn new ways. At the age of sixteen I started my first business, a

joint venture with my father. We went into the business of concrete construction in the west suburbs of Chicago. We started out building patios and driveways for homeowners. Eventually we built parks and other structures for municipalities. My success with the business sparked the interest others to start their own businesses. I have been trusted to start businesses for others along with my guidance and mentorship. After four years of successfully managing and growing the construction firm, I made the decision to pursue a degree in architecture. My life experiences have taught me to be resourceful and to make the most out of what I have. I’ve learned that hard work and determination can accomplish almost anything. Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned is to take chances and to embrace change. As a result of my life experience, my architectural work is detailed, comprehensive, simple, and different. I thank you for taking a moment to look through my portfolio. I hope you consider employing my abilities. Should you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

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ravenswood boathouse Location: Chicago, IL (Ravenswood Neighborhood) Project Area: 18,500 SF Structure: Steel Frame

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The Ravenswood Boathouse is a 21,000SF facility that tailors to sport of boat rowing. The facility is open to the public and features boat storage, a physical training area, classroom, and a community gathering space which can be rented out for events.

design intent

Waterfront property in the city of Chiago is a valuable asset that is enjoyed by many. Therefore, it was important that the boathoused design not impede access to the waterfront. Infact, it was decided early on that the majority of the program be elevated above the waterline to allow for direct access to the Chicago River. The suspended program is supported by the boat storage below and by steel pilotis near the waterfront. The building is arranged so that the circulation of the user mimic the boating experience on the Chicago River. The dense facade of the building is representative of the typical shrubery along the river bank. The user is guided through the building along a corrider that runs parallel to river with intermitent views through the facade. The corridor ultimately makes a slight bend at the training area where the user is pointed towards the river to make an more direct connection to the river.


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Boat Storage 3987 SF

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Staff Room 254 SF

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Location: Columbus, IN Project Area: 18,500 SF S tructure: Precast Concrete

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benedictine monastery

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The benedictine monastery is located outside of Columbus Indiana amongs the corn field. The complex is home to the benedictine monks that make use of the dormitories, cafeteria, library, cloister and chapter room. Vistor’s and guests are allowed access to a 2000SF chapel.

design intent

After studying the life of a monk, it became evident that a monk’s life is very repettive and cyclical in nature. Combined with the eternal commitment to serve as a monk, I was inspired to design a building that is representative of the cyclical and continous ways of the monks. The monastery is approached from the south via automobile. Guests and visitors make first visual contact of the monastery accross the farming field. Entry to the site is made via service road on the northwest corner of the site. At the first glance complex appears to be a series of seperated bulidings. Upon closer attention, it becomes evident that the complex is connected via a double sided continuos wrapper that defines walls, floors and ceilings. The continuous wrapper moves through the spaces reminding the monks of their eternal and cylical committment that they made as monks.


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chapter house

scriptorium (library)

chapel

refectory (dining hall)

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cloister (garden)

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triple zero highrise

The idea behind the Triple Zero® highrise is to create an environment that connects people to the outside. To do so, the building allows for balconies the entire perimeter. The balconies are enclosed via an open layer of glass that allows for air circulation. Common areas in the building are used for as enclosed gardens and other activities including an indoor climbing wall. The form of the building was developed to maximize the amount of natural daylight into the building. The first step was to bring natural light into the corridors. This was achieved by separating two masses and placing the corridor between the two masses. The depth and lease span of the units was determined to maximize natural daylight within the unit.

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The Triple Zero® highrise is 225m tall and serves as Chicago’s first outdoor high rise. The building is made of primarily residential units that are two and three bedrooms. Amenities include various common areas and a gymnasium

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Location: Chicago, IL Project Area: 450,000 SF

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chicago glass art center Location: Chicago, IL Project Area: 18,000 SF Structure: Concrete Frame & Post Tension Slab

The Chicago glass art center is located in the west loop neighborhood of Chicago and is located across the new green line CTA station. The west loop is an emerging neighborhood that welcomes up and coming artists, designer boutiques and cafes.

design intent

After visiting a glass blowing studio and participating in the glass blowing process, it became evident that process of glass blowing is an art in itself. Glass blowing is often produced in teams and requires well communicated choreography. As a result of this observation, I decided to explore building concepts that would better expose the public to the art of glass blowing. To achieve exposure of the glass blowing process, I separated the glass blowing studio and gallery from the main volume of the building. The two spaces were pivoted around the remaining program and as a result turned the gallery space and glass blowing studio into an exposed programmatic form. As a collective whole, the building reads as a simple box that opens itself up to the connective tissue of the CTA green line.


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Cafe 679 SF

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3 Gallery 1790 SF

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chapel program

Design a concrete chapel in a cornfield that induces contemplation for twelve monks.

concept

The intent of the chapel is to reveal new perspective of the corn field environment.

Inspired by Chapel of Villaceron by Madridejos


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wall section study objective

Research and analyze the structural system of an existing building with an expressive structural system. Then in groups of four create a physical model of the structural wall system. Models are to be a minimum of four feet tall.

precedent project

Tjibaou Cultural Center by Renzo Piano

Tijbaou Cultural Centre

Front View

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Close-up of Detailed Connections

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precedent collage objective To create a three dimensional collage based on the ideas and concepts of an existing building.

precedent project

Parc de la Villette by Bernard Tschumi

result

I created a geometric abstraction based on the nine-square structural grid used in the follies of Parc de la Villette. I juxtaposed the grid to address the idea of movement in the park. By creating positive and negative volumes I also addressed the idea of structure versus the envelope which Tschumi uses to create the 35 unique follies in Parc de la Villette.

Parc de la Villette


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old vs new 20in x 30in Charcoal Drawings


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old vs new 20in x 30in Charcoal Drawings


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old vs new 20in x 30in Charcoal Drawings


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thank you!

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Current architectural and creative work by Jairo Ortega (student at the Illinois Institute of Technology)

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