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DESIGN PHILOSOPHY Designs are not imposed, they evolve as a response to careful analysis of many factors. These factors include client’s needs, site, program, climate and regional character while keeping in mind how buildings are designed, built, and operated to be sustainable. This response lies at the heart of Architecture because it transforms problem solving into an art form. Architecture is a functional art that creates experiences that rewards the senses. Carefully developed and explored solutions lead to building designs that spark imagination and emotions. Buildings that not only perform, but excite, inspire, uplift the spirit, and enhance consciousness.

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JUAN.R.SAENZ@OUTLOOK.COM


PORTFOLIO DIRECTORY

STUDIO

ARCH 4601

02 - 03

STUDIO

ARCH 3502

04 - 07

STUDIO

ARCH 3501

08 - 11

STUDIO

ARCH 2502

12 - 15

STUDIO

ARCH 2501

16 - 17

STUDIO

ARCH 1401

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GREEN OAKS APARTMENTS AND RETAIL

EXECUTIVE RETREAT • TRANSITIONAL LOBBY

LIGHT RAIL • THE CANOPIES

ARCHITECTURAL GALLERY • POTTER’S STUDIO • MEMORIAL PLAZA

COMPLEX OBJECT

RIETVELD SCHRÖDER HOUSE

Delineation COLLECTIONS

Digital Media COLLECTIONS

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STUDIO

ARCH 4601 Project 1

GREEN OAKS APARTMENTS AND RETAIL

Purpose: Design a successful apartment/retail project that will be located on the northeast corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste St. in Berkeley. The rectangular site has an 80’-0” frontage on Telegraph and a 110’-0” frontage on Haste. The Telegraph sidewalk slopes up to the North about 1’-6” and the Haste sidewalk slopes up to the East about 4’-6”. The project requires at least 8000 sq. ft. of good retail lease space, and about 30000 sq. ft. of top quality apartments. In addition, a personal objective was to find a solution with at least a minimum of direct sunlight in every room, living room, and dining area.

5TH LEVEL

1ST LEVEL

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2ND,3RD, AND 4TH LEVEL

5TH LEVEL


CORNER OF HASTE AND TELEGRAPH AVENUE

EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT DIVISIONS OF RETAIL SPACE

For windows with excessive direct sunlight, louvers help control heat gain by minimizing the amount of direct sunlight, while also preserving a view.

INTERIOR VIEW OF APARTMENT

OPENING FOR DIRECT/INDIRECT SUNLIGHT

SECTION CUT (1)

SOUTH FACADE

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STUDIO

Purpose: Add an auxiliary building to the Fort Worth Power Plant that relates to the existing building, and to create an in-fill site for project #2. Assume that the Power Plant has been rehabilitated into a Center for the Performing Arts and analyze the existing building in terms of pattern, mass, materiality, detail, scale and proportion. Propose the new function and use that the new building will provide.

ARCH 3502 Project 1

EXECUTIVE RETREAT

Focus: Building Envelope and Skin through an auxiliary building relative to an existing historic structure.

1 RECEPTION 2 LOBBY 3 M RESTROOM 4 W RESTROOM 5 BAR 6 GYM 7 BUSINESS OFFICE 8 SUITES 9 STORAGE 10 SWIMMING POOL 11 ADMIN OFFICES 12 MECHANICAL SPACE

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1 DINING AREA 2 OUTSIDE DINING AREA 3 PRIVATE OFFICES 4 SUITES 5 GROUP OFFICES 6 M RESTROOM 7 W RESTROOM

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1 CONFERENCE ROOM 2 STORAGE 3 SUITES 4 OUTDOOR AREA 5 M RESTROOM 6 W RESTROOM

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LEVEL 1

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11

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UP

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LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

DN 32

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VIEW FROM TRINITY RIVER

MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM

POOL AREA

SITE PLAN

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STUDIO

ARCH 3502 Project 2

TRANSITIONAL LOBBY

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LEVEL 1

Purpose: Design a grand lobby, reception space, and new entrance into the Power Plant. This includes the vehicular entrance from Main Street and the actual parking lot design, as well as the pedestrian walkways, plazas, and entrance to the Power Plant. Design driveways by considering the services needed. Focus: To respond to the existing buildings and integrate the environment in the design through interaction and natural energy.

LEVEL 2


NORTH ELEVATION

WALKWAY TO/FROM PARKING AREA

WEST ELEVATION

VIEW OF PATHWAY AT DROP-OFF AREA

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STUDIO

ARCH 3501 Project 2

LIGHT RAIL

AT FARMER’S BRANCH

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LEVEL 1

Purpose: Design a station for the light rail mass transit system operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The site is a vacant location in Farmer’s Branch in Dallas, Texas. The light rail station should respond to it’s location and provide a safe and functional design. A main requirement is the safety and ability for people to be able to board and wait on either side of the rail tracks. Focus: To explore larger scale structural systems, while simultaneously addressing life safety and accessibility issues, safe stairs, and shelter from the weather.

LEVEL 2


NORTH ELEVATION

SECOND WAITING AREA

BOARDING AREA

EXTERIOR WAITING AREA

EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC OF STRUCTURE

BOARDING AREA

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STUDIO

ARCH 3501 Project 2

THE CANOPIES

FLOOR PLAN (KIOSK)

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Purpose: Design a 12’ X 12’ X 12’ sales kiosk that has a safe and secured space for the operator and a sheltered area for the shoppers to protect them from the weather elements. A minimum area of the kiosk should provide a space that can be completely enclosed, secured, and locked as a form of security. The final design of the kiosk will then be multiplied and the kiosks will be arranged in a functional composition that will serve as a small community shopping center. Focus: The objective of this small building project is to address structure and building enclosure systems that will permit design exploration and resolution of design details via large scale drawings and section models.

FLOOR PLAN (KIOSK STRUCTURE)


SECTION CUT

TENSIONSUPPORTED SHELVES CONNECTIONS AND STRUCTURE

INTERIOR VIEW OF KIOSK

SHELVES SUPPORTED BY TENSION POSTS WALL SECTION

ENTRANCE VIEW (WATER FEATURE)

VIEW AT NIGHT

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STUDIO

ARCH 2502 Project 3

ARCHITECTURAL GALLERY

Purpose: Research, analyze, and apply the ideas and design approaches used by two selected architects, (Richard Meier and Gerrit Rietveld), in a selected project from their works and to integrate the expression of their ideas in a cohesive design for a building in which models, drawings, and other information pertaining to the selected works will be permanently displayed. The site is located in an urban setting and is open on three sides. The interior as well as the exterior of the building should convey and communicate the essential characteristics of the two architectural works.

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Roof Garden

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1 Reception 2 Exhibition Space 1 (Gerry Rietveld) 3 Exhibition Space 2 (Gerry Rietveld) 4 Women’s Restroom 5 Men’s Restroom 6 Small Courtyard

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2 DN

1 Exhibition Space 1 (Richard Meier) 2 Exhibition Space 2 (Richard Meier) 3 Office 4 Janitor’s Closet

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Ground Floor Scale : 1/8” = 1’

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4’

8’

16’

Second Floor Scale : 1/8” = 1’

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4’

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16’

Third Floor Scale : 1/8” = 1’

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4’

8’

16’


EXHIBITION SPACE 1

MAIN OFFICE

NORTH FACADE

EXHIBITION SPACE 2

SECTION CUT

CORNER OF OCTAVIA AND lINDEN ST.

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STUDIO

ARCH 2502

Purpose: Design a potter’s studio that is envisioned as having the qualities of spatial composition and transparency, while maintaining the functional aspects of pottery making. The studio will not only be a place to make pottery, but will also be a showroom for sales of the pottery.

POTTER’S STUDIO

Focus: Consider the use of independent, secondary lines, planes, and masses as opposed to those elements which make up the major and dominant forms. Consider such relationships as figure-ground, interpenetration, proportion, unity, rhythm, scale/ proportion, pattern, texture, solid/void, transparency, sequence, order, and light.

Project 2

The curved steel posts on the West facade provide a home for deciduous vines to grow and intertwine in order to create shade in the summer and dry-out in the winter to introduce the warm sunlight.

MAIN ENTRANCE

WEST ELEVATION

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NORTH-WEST CORNER

SOUTH ELEVATION


STUDIO

ARCH 2502 Project 1

ANSON JONES MEMORIAL PLAZA

Purpose: Design a Town Plaza honoring the history of the small rural town of Anson, Texas and the importance of the site to the city-scape. The building site has been demolished, leaving a gap in an important intersection in the town-scape. There are two adjacent walls remaining of buildings on each side of the site. The site is across the street from the Courthouse Square and surrounded by small one and two story buildings. Accommodate seating, landscape elements, plaques/images telling the story of the plaza, and any identifying components for a complete design solution.

BRIDGE OVER WATER FEATURE

NORTH ENTRANCE TO KIOSK

VIEW FROM INSIDE THE PLAZA

PHYSICAL MODEL

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STUDIO

Project 1 & 2

scientist and the eye of an architect unravel the object from the end to the beginning with drawings that describes the selected object, a Home Speaker. The drawings should be executed mechanically with straight-line drafting tools, angles, curves, and compass.

COMPLEX OBJECT

From the drawing a 3-D model will be created by extruding a complex composition of shapes. Out of the 3-D shapes created, one will be selected for further creative design and development at human scale.

ARCH 2501

PHYSICAL MODEL

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Purpose: Select a complex object that is mechanical in nature. With the curiosity of a

CLOSE-UP OF PHYSICAL MODEL


SOUTH ELEVATION

SELECTED SHAPE FOR FURTHER DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

SOUTH ELEVATION OF FINAL PHYSICAL MODEL

FINAL DESIGN

NORTH ELEVATION OF FINAL PHYSICAL MODEL

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STUDIO

ARCH 1401 Project 1

RIETVELD SCHRÖDER HOUSE

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Purpose: Research a recognized architectural work and using drafting tools recreate the drafting drawings by hand on 30” X 36” vellum paper. Focus: Construction lines, lines, line weight, hidden lines, poche, floor plan, elevation, 3D, 2D, exterior, interior, explode, butterfly, and details.


Delineation/ Free-Hand Drawing COLLECTIONS

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Digital Media COLLECTIONS

Focus: Ability • To have a good understanding of 2D and 3D digital modeling conditions and their impact on architectural design and fabrication techniques • To create and transform spatial and tectonic conditions digitally thorough experimentation. • To manipulate and coordinate complex and detailed digital models of Building systems through parametric modeling software. • To generate digital modeling applications and tasks.

ARRANGEMENT OF MODULE

SURFACE

BOOLEAN SPLIT

FLOW ALONG SURFACE

GEOMETRY

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PAPER MODULE

Paper Module repeated and connected by overlapping modules. Spiral surfaces

Flow Along Surface (Combination of different surfaces)

Flow Along Surface - Enclosed Shapes (Scaled and rotated within each other)

PANELING TOOLS EXPLORATION

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