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La Felguera Film School + Film Sets in the old Duro Factory Final Year Project 2012-2013
European School New international school in Strasbourg OMA
City Cultural Center Public Library & Fine Arts Museum OSS
¡más MADERA! Workstation for young entrepeneurs OSS
Schindler Competiton New Residence and equipments structure Student competition First prize
Chimneys field Santa’s Logistic centre Ideas competition
Broadcast Building Broadcast studios and hotel in Hulan district
ADRI of HIT
Old Minery Museum Recovery blast furnaces area in Vizcaya
Columbia Tower Student residences for the university of Columbia
Coolsingel Offices+Retail+Hotel+Residences Rotterdam, The Netherlands
OMA (Office for Metropolita Architecture) Winter 2012
Two observations triggered the design of a cube for Coolsingel. Firstly, the central position of the site, where Rotterdamâ€™s most important pedestrian streets meet: Coolsingel, Lijnbaan, Binnenweg and Beurstraverse. The second observation is that Rotterdamâ€™s recent construction consists almost entirely of towers. High-rises create an impressive skyline, but their mono-functionality and lack of engagement with the surrounding public domain fails to create an attractive centre.
The cube spatially reorganizes its surroundings and generates floors that can facilitate for a wide range of (public) programs. A system of voids introduces daylight inside the cube and generates views to the surroundings from within.
Volumetric model e:1/1000 The “Old” + The “New”
Instead of yet another tower project competing for height, the project aims to reconfigure the image of the centre by inserting the pure form of the cube.
Final Model + Site e:1/200 ABN AMRO + Cube
The site appears as an accidental collision of individual buildings, the evidence of a discontinuous urban development, dominated by the ABN-AMRO bank on Coolsingel.
The Volumetric configuration enables to respond to changing programmatic requirements.
The central entrance of the bank will give access to the upper mall level and the offices.
The hotel can work independently because of the individual entrance situated in the Monument.
One upper volume is used for residences. Not just at the scale of individual floor, but on the volume scale.
Section W-E The monument and the cube will work together as one system trough program and circulation. The voids generate public platforms and can contain culture and leisure programs.
Lower levels include retail spaces
The office and the mall share different spaces
The hotel and the offices are in opposite volumes
Offices and residences are in opposite volumes
Section N-S New retail program will enhance accessibility and reinvigorate the monument. Both the existing and the new building will form an uninterrupted network
European School New international school in Strasbourg Strasbourg, France
OMA (Office for Metropolita Architecture) Autumn 2011
Situated on a wooded site in the European Government Quarter of Strasbourg and adjacent to the river Ill, OMA’s design for a new European School for 12,000 students proposes a “wild side” and a “formal side”. The project reflects the diversity and idiosyncrasies that make up the European identity.
Final model e:1/500
The flexibility and diversity of the schoolâ€™s spaces promotes individual and collective education, suited to future multi-cultural generations.
Volumetric models e:1/1500
Sections A central axis defined by a four rectangular blocks contains classrooms for primary and secondary students and separates the two types of learning environments. West of the axis are five appendages for shared facilities: the canteen, library, arts and sciences, and performance spaces.
City Cultural Center Public Library & Fine Arts Museum Taichung, Taiwan
OSS (Office for Strategic Spaces) Summer 2013
A Public Library and a Fine Arts Museum make an odd couple. In the cultural-civic typologies that populate the contemporary city, Libraries and Art Museums are nearly polar opposites. While they share a similar past as collections of knowledge, their historic evolution led them apart. The printing press made books readily available, accessible, while paintings, drawings, and most other arts, became ever more sophisticated and unique: Libraries usually allow and encourage touch and participation, while Museums thrive in contemplation.
... The Art Museum can be a simple box, a neutral warehouse with little character or atmosphere, something that has to be provided by the art it contains. Libraries, on the other hand, are a prime typology of architectural and spatial exploration, since books, in general, do not care where they are read.
Public Terrace National Museum
Life of Pi,Swimming pool
Creating voids and volumes that play with light and air, as if it were a tree top
The library keeps a constant relationship with the surrounding park
The last floor of the Museum has programs that benefit from its closeness to the Library
The Library is formed by the extension of the specialized programs in search of light
The permanent collection is divided into areas with total absence of daylight
A room where columns disappear as it is floating between two structures
Plans Library + Museum
The solid block of the Museum that houses the Fine Arts (and their time-enduring qualities) supports the world of knowledge and information, forever in movement, dissolving into thin air.
Groundfloor Library + Park connection
It is always a recurrent thought to have a library immersed among trees. The Taichung Central Library can achieve that in its lobby, as it can be totally opened to the park.
View from the park Library + Park
- Libraries need and profit from natural light, Museums tend to avoid it. - Museums are closed and introverted, a container of products. Libraries can be open and usually benefit from contact with the outside, visual or otherwise.
SSecction W-E Library + Museum
These contradictions between the Library and the Fine Arts Museum call for a solution that exploits them, that makes them work together as that odd, but complementary couple
Site Model e:1/1000 Library + Museum
- Libraries usually allow and encourage touch and participation, while Museums thrive with passive contemplation. - Museums are walked. Libraries are seated. - Libraries can create an atmosphere, while Art Museums have climate control.
ยกmรกs MADERA! Work station for young entrepreneurs Madrid, Spain
OSS (Office for Strategic Spaces) Summer 2013
the task was to provide workspace, meeting and exhibition to 120 jobs, in a small space of 400 m2, and with a very limited budget. The most economic wood is used (sawing pine without any treatment) as sole structural element that serves as a basis for building new workspaces, increasing the floor area, and polycarbonate sheets as closing element. With profiles 19x7, oversized to resist fire. When these pillars extend beyond the slab to become rails, and no longer needed so that no longer section load, the size of the piece of wood is reduced.
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ce Offi Original structure
A huge table hugging the pillars is built with plywood panels on legs from Ikea
Plans and sections The corridor, which has reduced its height to create more surface of work above it.
Images The space before and after
In an exercise that tries to add beauty and economy, the wood left overs as lamps are constructed with lines led hanging from the pillars as a star. Reinvention, reuse and recycling are key in this project, in the best sense of the word.
Schindler Competition New Residence and equipments structure Sestao, Basque Country, Spain
Student Competition ETSAM First Position
The project starts with the clear intention of creating a new public and relation space for the inhabitants of Sestao, and also for all the Bilbao estuary. It is intended that the space is not only a great void inside the set, but a transit and connection spot between all the system pieces in the area. Originally a pedestrian street is created. All the volumes are disaggregated with a minimum bay width and angled connections that do not meet the program requirements, and therefore, some must be expanded, keeping in mind the public space that should be liberated.
Train Station Acces Park
Park Blast Furnace
Housing Tower A companion for the Blast Furnace
As a landmark of the project, the residential tower height dialogues with the blast furnace and with the rest of the project forms. All around it the public space is formed, creating a large communal meeting space
View from the park The park and the project
The project idea is based on connecting the urban fabric of Sestao with the industrial platform located on the banks of the River Nervi贸n. A new urban layout characterized by a fully public street use is generated, and serves as a buffer between the two areas.
Plan + 17,50m A new street is carved in the slope
In the basement the large spaces are established without the need for direct light, and with such dimensions that, due to terrain features, can not take up in any another position.
The street stands as the backbone of the proposal. The route aims to bridge all gaps between program areas in a way as pleasant as possible and creating a new public level granted to the city of Sestao.
Broadcast Building Broadcast studios and hotel in Hulan district Harbin, Heliongiang Province, China
ADRI of HIT Summer 2014
This project tries to represent the mix existing in the contemporary China. This project is born in an area where the Ewenki ethnic minority (one of 56 nations existing in China) has lived from a long time. A hotel with broadcast studios, from an important television chanel, is projected in order to develope and atract tourist to an area that has been forgotten for years.
... This design is based in the coexistence between the different nationalities in China , the Ewenkis like the common nationality of the surroundings and Han, like the most populous nationality. For that reason the hotel rooms are designing following a traditional chinese volume while the broadcast spaces ,and other common spaces like the cantine, are designed like a reminder of a â€œcuoluoziâ€?(the traditional Ewenky living house).
Office Hotel rooms
Main entrance + cantine
Broadcast studio Parking
= Section: Hotel + Cuoluozi
Ground floor Plan + Elevations The Han and the Ewenki
The building as a representation of the coexistence beetwen Ewenki and Han nationalities.
Exterior view 2 different typologies that coexist
A facade that summarize the project idea welcomes the visitant to this building.
Old Minery Museum Cultural reactivation Altos Hornos de Vizcaya Barakaldo, Basque Country, Spain
9th Design Semester Winter 2011
On the edge of the urban Sestao and the industrial surface of the Benedicta one can see the rail tracks linking Bilbao with the left riverbank of Nervionâ€™s estuary. It is in this spot where the Blast furnace stands, recently appointed by the Spanish Industrial Herritage, and currently under a state of absolute abandon.
... On an area just over 200 meters long, 30 meters wide and with a height of 16 meters, the main work consists of the shaping and containment of a new platform for pedestrian use, to be completed with the creation of a retaining wall designed to shelter a museum, a library and a train station. Additionally, there is the need for a connection between the urban and the industrial platform, which due to the progressive dismantling will emerge as a new green landscape right on Bilbaoâ€™s estuary
Facade Carved Slope
Parking + Access
Construction section The key aspect is retaining the sloping terrain that pushes the hill downwards due to the high water table. The entire building works as a large 16 m deep retaining wall, which only works at its full capacity when the construction is finished.
Exterior view The project serves as a barrier and filter to the city, but the invisibility from the town of Sestao makes the view of the mouth of the estuary remain intact.
Elevation. Projection outside The facade consists of large concrete pillars of variable width that give the impression of a bar code from the river, impression enhanced by shade. This is a game to see without being seen, to visually reach the distant landscape, but in turn ignore the nearby.
Plan + 17,50m A new street is carved in the slope
Starting from a typical section, the project adjusts to the needs of the different programs included in the building. The upper level always opens towards the south, and the lower ones that host the museum are regulated through diffused light from the north.
The monumental Blast Furnace Nº 2. acts as a buffer between this two “worlds” and becomes invisible from the street (by its nature of plinth) occupying a space that is not yet buried there.
Columbia Tower Student residences for the university of Columbia New York, USA
7 Design Semester th
This residential tower tries to be used by the students of Columbiaâ€™s university nearly which is located. The project consists in the superposition of a series of equal volumes. This volumes turn 90Âş every time to create the common spaces in the interior, and to show itself to the outside as a sculpted prism.
... With this different packages a configuration is achieved where each of the volumes develop a distinctive habitational module. Changing the way of living depending on the altitude.
Working + Definitive model The evolution of one idea
An sculpture developed from an rational structure. A structure that organizes the performance of the entire building. A carved structure that rises inside the park
Elevations + Plans 4 different points of view, 4 ways of living
The structure of the tower is a 4 concrete cores where the different packages rest. Working each volume as an icomplete structure but also working on the overall integrity of the building
work and final physical models
Museum in container ship
Asylum in Bilbao
Houses in Langreo
House in Almansa
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