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JOSEPH C. LORETO SELECTED WORKS


JOSEPH LORETO

joseph.loreto04@gmail.com

416 706 4817

E D U C AT I O N

EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

Master of Architecture University of Toronto 2015 - Present

University of Toronto -Teaching AssistantPresent

Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies With High Distinction University of Toronto 2011 - 2015

NORR Architects -Student, ArchitectureProject Management, Contract Administration - Union Station Revitalization Project Summer 2015

AWARDS

MMC Architecture -StudentContract Administration and Documentation Summer 2013

Daniels Faculty of Architecture Academic Merit Award 2015 Dean’s List 2013-2015

Rhinoceros Sketchup Autocad Maxwell Render V-Ray Render Grasshopper Processing Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Physical Modeling Woodworking Contract Administration Project Management

REFERENCES W. H. Vivian Lee, AIA Principle, LAMAS/ Assistant Professor in Architecture, University of Toronto Vivian.Lee@daniels.utoronto.ca Mason White Associate Professor University of Toronto mason.white@utoronto.ca (416) 828-8780


ARCTIC LAMP - Grasshopper + 3D Printing


CONTENTS

WALLS, STAGES, AND FRAMES - THE LOST VILL AGES MUSEUM AND ARTIST COLONY

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P LO V D I V PAV I L I O N

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HONEST ED’S - URBAN TETRIS

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1 5 0 7 D U P O N T - S U S TA I N A B L E H O U S I N G / U R B A N R E G E N E R AT I O N

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TOWER / BAR CITY

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AGING IN PLACE - HOUSING ALL AGES IN URBAN CENTRES

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STAGE DESIGN - RUSALKA

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OBLIQUE STARTEGIES / SPLIT TWINS

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WALLS, STAGES AND FRAMES - THE LOST VILLAGES MUSEUM AND ARTIST COLONY M-ARCH I C O - O R D I N AT O R : M A S O N W H I T E INSTRUCTOR: MASON WHITE WINTER 2016 07


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Existing waterfront trail bypasses the site

Waterfront trail re-routed to meander through existing buildings

Walls and frames built to guide trail user through the site

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Bookend site with museum and artist residency

Group buildings to form three distinct stages and administration buildings

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Section A-A

Section B-B

Section C-C

Museum

Residency

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Walls, Stages, and Frames is a proposal to revitalize the existing Lost Villages Museum, situated on the St. Lawrence river outside of Cornwall, Ontario, and to connect it into a greater physical and social geography. The existing museum is a collection of small buildings salvaged from six villages that were inundated as a consequence of the St. Lawrence Seaway construction in the 1950’s. Placed on a piece of donated land south of Highway 401, the current arrangement suffers from anonymity and has had difficulty in attracting greater volumes of visitors. In response, this proposal aims accomplish two central objectives: first, to reroute the well used all-season waterfront trail, which currently by-passes the site to the south, so that it meanders through the lost villages museum collection. Second, the existing buildings are strategically grouped in order to create three distinct stages: one in which the buildings are used as set pieces, one in which the buildings embrace the audience, and one which is activated simply by the users of the trail themselves. Bookended by a formal gallery space and an artist residency, this proposal re-positions the Lost Villages Museum from obscurity to prominence in the local and regional psyche. 10


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PLOVDIV PAVILION M-ARCH I C O - O R D I N AT O R : R O B E RT L E V I T INSTRUCTOR: VIVIAN LEE FA L L 2 0 1 5 13


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BIRD’S EYE

STRUCTURAL AXONOMETRIC

The focus of this studio was the act of folding, and how such as act can give formal intrigue and inherent structure to a material. The methodology and formal moves used in this first exercise were used to create a museum and cafe edifice, spanning over the site of ancient ruins in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. This project began with the creation of a spanning shell composed of two folded conics, which tapered to an attached column unit. This strategy was then refined in the creation of the museum, which moved to intersect the shells with each other, creating a suite of UNIT unique spaces, the entries to whichSHELL/COLUMN always occurred through a shell’s “beak”. The shells themselves were then resized and extruded, allowing them to not only serve as spanning elements, but as columnar elements as well.

ROOF SHELLS

STRUCTURAL MULLIONS

FLOORPLATES/STAIRS

FLOORPLATE SHELL TYPOLOGY

FLOORPLATE SHELL STRUCTURE

COMPRESS SHELLS TO FIT COLUMN-BEAM UNIT

AGGREGATE

PLACE PROGRAM SHELLS

STRUCTURAL SHELL TYPOLOGY

COLUMNAR SYSTEM

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RUIN LEVEL 1/16”=1’

RUIN LEVEL.

GROUND LEVEL 1/16”=1’

GROUND.

LOBBY

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LOBBY


PROGRAM LEVEL

ROOF PLAN

1/16”=1’

B

1/16”=1’

CAFE/EXHIBITION.

ROOF PLAN.

LOBBY BELOW

KITCHEN

EXHIBITION SPACE CAFE

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LOBBY BELOW

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The spatial result of the p a v i l i o n’s f o r m i s o n e t h a t becomes almost sacred, a divine space for a secular program.

SOUTH ELEVATION

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EAST ELEVATION


SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

SECTION A-A

SECTION B-B

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HONEST ED’S - URBAN TETRIS W I T H J E S S E M A RT Y N , A L E X YU E N U N D E R G R A D U AT E S T U D I O I I I C O - O R D I N AT O R : A Z I Z A C H A O U N I INSTRUCTOR: AZIZA CHAOUNI WINTER 2014

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CONCEPT MORPHOLOGY

1: ESTABLISH GRID

2: FILL GRID WITH PROGRAM

1: EXISTING FLOORPLAN

2: RETAIN STRUCTURE

3:ARRANGE PROGRAM 3: ESTABLISH GRID

4: FILL GRID WITH PROGRAM

4: FILL THE SPACE

5: REALIZE

5: ARRANGE PROGRAM

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FLOOR PLAN

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JESSE MARTYN, JOE LORETO, ALEXANDER YUEN PROFESSOR AZIZA CHAOUNI

LOOR PLAN

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OOR PLAN JESSE MARTYN, JOE LORETO, ALEXANDER YUEN PROFESSOR AZIZA CHAOUNI

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Urban Tetris is designed to acknowledge, celebrate, and build upon the legacy of Honest’ Ed’s. Inspired by the iconic store’s modular and haphazard history of additions, Urban Tetris explores the possibility of a series of dynamic pods, operating along the existing structural grid of Honest Ed’s. Featuring removable wall, floor, and ceiling panels, these pods interlock to create unique retail spaces, thus allowing for a building that is truly adaptive, and one with the capability to accomodate a variety of retail uses.


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1507 DUPONT - SUSTAINABLE HOUSING / URBAN REGENERATION WITH CONNOR LEACH, ELIZABETH SELBY U N D E R G R A D U AT E S T U D I O I I I C O - O R D I N AT O R : A Z I Z A C H A O U N I INSTRUCTOR: KRISTINA LJUBANOVIC FA L L 2 0 1 3

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1519 1507 DU P O NDupont T

1507 Dupont Street aims to transform a derelict empty lot into a grounded community asset, in being designed specifically with the long term natural building cycle in mind. The site has evolved from fertile land, to an unsustainable gas station, to a strip mall, to an empty and barren lot, in which development represents a mere moment in the lifespan of the site. Our concept for this plot of land takes into consideration this on-going process, and intends to prepare the site for a green, sustainable future, in designing specifically to accomodate the natural cycle of phytoremediation. Furthermore, the project explores the possibility of dense housing that can accomodate a variety of households. Designed as a series of overlapping units, sized differently depending on spatial needs, the complex features units for a live-work artist couple, a single livework caterer, a woodworker with a family of four, and a multigenerational family of 8. 28

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SITE PLAN

DU

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Program Analysis

ograms Recreational

RECREATIONAL Workspace

WORKSPACE Commercial COMMERCIAL

BUILDING PROGRAMS

vate Spaces

Living LIVING

Public

PUBLIC Semi-Private SEMI-PRIVATE Private PRIVATE

PUBLIC/PRIVATE SPACES

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Second Floor

First Floor

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Ground Floor Caterer Shop

Bath

Sleep

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Studio

Live/Cook/Dine

Gallery

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Bath Sleep

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Sleep

Bath

Storage

Workshop

Live/Cook/Dine

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Live/Cook/Dine Gallery

Bath

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Second Floor

Third Floor

Ground Floor

Open to Below Sleep

Bath

Sleep

Study

Sleep

Bath Open to Below

Bath Sleep

Live/Cook/Dine

Open to Below

Bath

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1507-1519 Dupont Street Dupont Street 1507-1519

B U I L D I N G F O R S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y A N D P O S T- O C C U P A N C Y :

PAST

Environmentally unsupportable gas station

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Balcony Sun Shades Triple Glazed Windows Phase Change Material

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Environmentally unsupportable gas station

PRESENT PRESENT

Empty, contaminated lot

PASSIVEStrategy STRATEGY Passive

Clerestory Windows Green Roof Green Wall

Empty, contaminated lot

Summer Sun

WAT Water:

Average Water Usage per Family Type Family of 8 Family of 4 (+ workshop)

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Artist Couple Single Caterer

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Water Use (L/day)

Water Usage Comparison

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Average Energy Usage per Family Type Family of 8

Total After Conservation

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Energy Use (kWh/year) General energy use Heating and cooling use

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Rainwater Run-Off Greywater Collection Irrigation Drip Line Greywater Return: Toilet Water Greywater Return: Courtyard Irrigation Cistern

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Dupont Street 1507-1519 Dupont 1507-1519 Street

R E V E R S I N G T H E C Y C L E O F D E G R E D AT I O N

PROPOSAL FUTURE

PROPOSAL POTENTIAL FUTURE Phytoremediation, cultural remediation

Phytoremediation, cultural remediation

TER CONSUMPTION AND RECYCLING : Consumption and Recycling

POTENTIAL FUTURE DISTANT FUTURE

Lush, remediated neighbourhood park

Lush, remediated neighbourhood park

LANDSCAPETypologies TYPOLOGIES Landscape Highland Bent Grass Contaminated Groundwater

Contaminated Soils

Poplars and Willows remediate groundwater, preventing contaminant migration

Herbaceaous plants remediate soils

Athyrium Fern Osier

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Sedum Tall Fescue Alpine Pennycress Blue Sheep Fescue Common Wheat

Present

Total Savings on Water Use: 40%

Sunflower

Contaminants include: toluene lead dichloroethane ethylene xylene benzene MTBE Naphthalene

Sea Pink Thrift Goldenrod Sword Fern

Proposal

Poplar/Willow

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TOWER / BAR CITY M-ARCH II SUPERSTUDIO C O - O R D I N AT O R : D E A N R I C H A R D S O M M E R INSTRUCTOR: MAURICIO QUIROS FA L L 2 0 1 6 35


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1. ORIENT

2. EXTEND

3. FORM

4 . A C T I VAT E

The proposed neighbourhood is arrayed in rows perpendicular to the proposed rail park, in order to create a permeable barrier between front street and the established districts to the north of the site. The neighbourhood, in effect, becomes oriented towards the rail park in the same interconnected way that a tributary is oriented towards a river.

The perpendicular array of built form now allows for nature and parkland to be drawn into the new neighbourhood, bridging down from track level to ground level at Wellington street via a series of podium-ramp structures. A system of pedestrian mews and arcades are created, which ultimately connect to the abundance of parkland surrounding the site. The buildings are projected up onto the rail deck, allowing for seamless access across the substantial change in elevation, and integrating various programmatic functions in the process.

The site sits in a unique typological landscape, with large towers being the dominant built form to the south, and linear bar buildings dominating to the north. The employment and joining of the tower and bar building typologies in the new neighbourhood allows for a seamless massing transition moving north-south through this part of the city.

Front street is transformed into a commercial and retail corridor, with commercial spaces fronting both the street and the rail deck. The decked lands become a grand promenade, connecting all adjacent neighbourhoods, parkland, cultural institutions and landmarks into one, sinuous pedestrian experience.


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AGING IN PLACE - HOUSING ALL AGES IN URBAN CENTRES W I T H H O D A FA R A H A N I , C AT H E R I N E H O W E L L , N A V I D J A M A L I , K E V I N K L A S S E N M-ARCH II SUPERSTUDIO C O - O R D I N AT O R : D E A N R I C H A R D S O M M E R INSTRUCTOR: MAURICIO QUIROS FA L L 2 0 1 6 41


BENT BAR

This project explored the possibility of an urban design, architecture, and landscape condition that could adequately house peoples of all ages and household types within dense, growing cities. There are many barriers to such a condition, most notably lack of access to private outdoor space, a percieved necessity for familes within the North American psyche. The design focused on two main architectural typologies: the “jungle tower”, in which each unit has access to it’s own “backyard”, and the “bent bar”, a midrise housing block intimately connected to a private courtyard. Stitching these spaces together are landscapes of varying sizes and modes of access, creating a seamless gradient of public and private urban space.

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JUNGLE TOWER


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TYPOLOGIES

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STAGE DESIGN - RUSALKA W I T H E L I Z A B E T H S E L B Y, R O B B I E T A R A K J I M-ARCH II PROCESSING I N S T R U C T O R : U LT A N B Y R N E FA L L 2 0 1 6 47


Rusalka, a stunning opera by Dvorak and the proecursor to the cultural classic “The Little Mermaid”, is a tragic tale of love and betrayal. Rusalka, a water nymph who has fallen in love with a prince in the world above the waves, desires more than anything to be transformed into a human in order to be united with him forever. This stage design is for the aria “Song to the Moon”, sung by Rusalka, in which she implores the gods to grant her this one wish. Created using the software progam Processing, waving translucent tentacles dance in the moonlight as Rusalka sings towards it’s ghostly glow.

ESTABLISH VOLUMETRIC SCENE GEOMETRY

Establish volumetric scene geography

ATTRACT, REPEL, GENERATE, CLIP

CONVERT DATA TO GEOMETRY

LOFT CURVATURE AT RADII

Abstract, repel, generate, clip

Convert data to geometry

Loft curvature at radii

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SPLIT A PRISM IN TWO

This modeling experiment explored the design process as it responds to a series of invariable and unpredictable commands. The project began as a rectangular prism, which was then split into two roughly equal sections, conceived of as two separate residences. The sections were then rejoined and placed on a specific site, after which a sequence of “wildcards” were drawn, governing the design going forward. Each card focused on a certain design realm, whether that be program, aperture, spatiality, etc. For each card drawn, a model was created that responded to that card and all of the cards that came before it, ultimately resulting in a unique double residence that significantly challenged one’s preconceived notion of the design process.

RE-JOIN

RESPOND

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