Table of Contents 1 UBRICA Retail Clinical Center 5 UBRICA Mountain View Resort 13 Wellness by H-E-B 17 H-E-B Market of the future 21 Interconnection 27 Hand drawings 29 Photography 33 Contact Information
UBRICA Retail Clinical Center The idea behind this Retail Clinical Center in Africa is to encourage people of the community to take better care their health. The Kangema Settlement in Murangâ€™a, Kenya was a great location for this center because it has many shopping centers, bus stations, schools, etc., making it accessible for those who live in the community or further away. My design intent was to construct with local materials and construction methods and to integrate the landscape into the project.
Location + Site Murang’a, Kenya Kangema Settlement
Case Study Alder Hey’s Children’s Hospital Liverpool, England 2004 Courtyards Labirinth-like Connection with site
Program Retail + Grocery
Retail + Groccery
UBRICA One: Mountain View Resort Team: Jose Perez, Marisa Dominguez, Michael Hernandez UBRICA is a movement aiming to unify the interrelationships among humans, animals, the environment & the economy. The UBRICA One site in Nairobi, Kenya is 4,330 acres and will be a self- sustaining biomedical City. As part of the Hospitality District, our team aimed to create a comfortable place to acommodate the people coming here for business, education or medical purposes. The resort consists of the main complex, resort lodges, and private bungalows. There site also includes a sports area, parks, a retail area and staff housing.
Case Study Grand Pallladium Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, Mexico
Design Nakuru County
Main Complex (1)
Resort Lodges (10) Floor Plan
Tribal Bungalows (42) Floor Plan
Renderings Front Entrance
Model Photos Outdoor Pool Area
H-E-B Mobile Unit H-E-B, a large retail company with over 350 grocery stores in Texas and Mexico, cares about their customers, partners and neighbors. This mobile unit is intended to be interactive, functional and approachable to promote a healthier lifestyle. The unit includes a mass production kitchen and can be used to educate the public about nutrition.
Proposed Floor Plan
HEB Market of the Future Team: Luis Garibay, Fu Chen, Yi Yu, Alex Langford Our project for HEB was to design a supermarket of the future at the intersection of health, wellness, nutrition and education. Our mission was to design an HEB that would promote health and wellness, provide convinience and an experience for shoppers of all ages. Our main concept consisted of a drive-thru and a rooftop garden. Based on our concept we chose our site in Spring, Texas next to Highway 45 going North because of the heavy traffic.
Research Problem: Parking
Interconnection Study Abroad- Barcelona, Spain Team: Sephorah Belizor Interconnection is a renovation and conversion of a textile factory located in the Can Batllo neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain into a community center that will revitalize the area. One of our goals was to interconnect two existing buildings with a new addition.With this addition, we created additional space without interrupting the site. With the new canterlievered volume we created a series of ascending and descending spaces thruought the buildings. Another goal we had was to transform the building into a place where people would be encouraged to interact with others, share ideas and make things happen. The facility consists of a library, lounge, indoor/ outdoor restaurant, and an art and technology workshop.
Can Batllo Site Gran Via is a main road with heavy traffic
Passive/ Active Spaces
Form Finding Diagram
64% Active Interior 32% Passive Interior
Detailed Wall Section
Hand Drawings Translating the Unseen Some buildings do not rely on air conditioning systems for comfort. Instead, a tertiary skin such as a light screen can be used on buildingsâ€™ windows. This screen acts as an amenity providing shade for people and pleasant shapes to look at on the walls and floors at various times of the day. Medium: Charcoal
Magic Bridge This bridge was designed between two slopes for Puck, a magician who is recognized for his tricks with bubbles. The design is meant to make the magician feel as if he is floating within the structure.
Peach Blossom - New Caney, TX
“I don’t believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind” Tadao Ando
Purple Flower - New Caney, TX
Jennifer Hernandez Environmental Design Texas A&M University firstname.lastname@example.org 832-766-4146
Howdy Farm - Texas A&M University