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selected works by kara reyes 2013-2018


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Hi, I’m full name: Karissa Ana Maria R. Reyes birthdate: July 8, 1995 phone: +63 9166431608 email: kararreyes@gmail.com

education.

experience.

2018: University of the Philippines Diliman College of Architecture Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree Program (2013- June 24, 2018) *College Scholar for 3 semesters

(ASAPHIL-UP) Architectural Students’ Association of the Philippines- University of the Philippines Chapter

2013: Assumption College San Lorenzo Kindergarten to High School (1998-2013)

2013-2018: Publicity Committee Team Member 2015-2016: Arkistry Event (Reality X: A Virtual Reality Experience) Team Head

internship. 2016: Internship at Bases Conversion Development Authority BCDA is a government-owned development corporation focused on transforming former US Military Bases in the country into productive developments for the Filipino people.

I worked under the Clark Green City (New Clark City) development with a team of fellow UP architecture and civil engineering students. Individually, we proposed designs for a “FabLab maker space in the Philippine Science Complex in Clark Green City. As a team, we proposed a site development plan for an interactive Science Park . We presented these outputs to the board ofdirectors at the end of our internship.

ASAPHIL-UP is the premier academic organization of the UP College of Architecture

As team head, I was involved in conceptualizing and organizing an expo on the application of Virtual Reality technology in the field of architecture. I also oversaw the event breanding and creatives, marketing, and logistics.

2016-2017: Publicity Committee Head

As the Publicity head I managed the visual identity and content creation (publicity materials, photoshoots, etc) of the organization. Under my term I also helmed the 30th year anniversary rebranding of ASAPHIL.

UP Bike Share Bike Share is a student-initiated and student-run organization focusing on sustainable urban mobility through the use of bike sharing systems.

2015-2016: Creatives Team Member 2016-2017: Chief Marketing Officer

software. Autodesk AutoCAD Proficient Google SketchUP Proficient Revit Architecture Intermediate Rhino 3D Proficient Vray Proficient Lumion Proficient

As marketing for the organization, I oversaw the creation of publicity materials and creatives needs for all external and internal events of Bike Share. Among these I created the visuals used in Bike Share’s pitch deck, and various events with parternerships with other student orgs, private companies, and government bodies.

AIESEC University of the Philippines Diliman AIESEC is an international youth-run organization that provides students and young professionals with leadership development and global opportunities and experiences.

Adobe Photoshop Proficient Adobe Illustrator Proficient Adobe InDesign Proficient Adobe After EffectsProficient

2014-2016: Outgoing Exchange Creatives Officer

languages

skills.

English (native) Filipino (native) Spanish (beginner) French (beginner)

Conceptualization Research Creative problem-solving Branding Visual Communication Basic Web Design (HTML/ CSS coding) Graphic Design Illustration Photo Manipulation and Post-processing

interests. Photography Music Travel Art & Art History

Furniture Design Industrial Design User Experience Film

I created the publicity materials and content for AIESEC UPD’s Outgoing global exchange program.

2015: Southeast Asia Conference (SEA Con) Creatives Officer I created the branding and main publicity materials for an international youth conference held in the Philippines.


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The Ormoc Waterfront An integrated tourism and community center at the port of Ormoc, Leyte.

public m a r ke t

integrated c o m m u n i ty

The Ormoc Waterfront is a celebration and intersection of Ormocanon culture, community, heritage and the city’s potential as the tourism gateway to Western Leyte. Derived from the three main agenda, the project’s program consists of a port passenger terminal, visitor’s center, museum, pasalubong center, community learning center, and public view decks facing vistas of the Ormoc bay. It aims to serve not only incoming tourists in the region, but also the local community.

one waterfront

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h e a lth y w a t e r e c o s y s te m

Ormoc City is a first class independent component city in Eastern Visayas. It is the largest city in the region by land area and the second most populous city in the province of Leyte. Because of its strategic location and the port along its protected bay waters, Ormoc acts as the economic, cultural, commercial and transportation gateway to Western Leyte. Based on a macro analysis of the city, the project’s targeted agenda became centered on tourism, community engagement, and environmental quality.

transport & tourism

The site is located at the “gateway” of Ormoc’s main city center between the city’s public market and the waterfront public park, currently separated by the Ormoc port.


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Building Type: Passenger Port Terminal, Tourism Center, Cultural Center.

Location: Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines

Size: 10,000 sqm


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PROJECT LOT AREA : 1.50 hectares N

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MAIN PUBLIC MARKET PUBLIC MARKET EXTENSION (FISH PORT) PUBLIC PARK

SITE DEVELOPMENT & ANALYSIS

FISH MARKET

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

RIVER PROMENADE

PUBLIC MARKET

WATERFRONT PLAZA

BAZAAR AREA RESTAURANTS

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TOURISM INFO & PASALUBONG CENTER

COMMUNITY CENTER

PUBLIC VIEW DECK

WATERFRONT MUSEUM PUBLIC SEATING

PASSENGER PORT


The community spaces in the left side of the city center waterfront and the tourism and heritage related structures on the right are separated both physically and visually by the port area. The problem the project faces now is: How to unite community and tourism at Ormoc’s Waterfront?


F i r st , t h e b a sic ma ss of th e bui l d i n g w a s d e te rm in e d f rom the si z e a n d sh a p e of th e l ot.

I n o r d e r to u n if y th e waterfront, r a m ps a n d b rid g e s we r e added to p rovid e a c c e ss over imp a ssa b l e a re a s .

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Next, the bas ic mas s w as opened to then adjacent mar ket place, creating phys ical an d vis ual connections

T h e mas s w as als o o p en ed t o v i s t as an d ac c es s t o t h e w at er f r o n t b y mean s o f w i n d o w s an d o p en i n gs .

The roof s w er e mad e t o r es emble the w av es an d mo u n t ai n s of O rmo c ’s lan d s c ap e t h r o u gh its undulat i n g f o r ms f lo w i n g th r o u gh t h e s i t e.

Of f s et d ev e l o pm e n t f o r pu bl i c s p ac e b y f o l l o wi n g wi de s e tb ac ks t h at l e a v e s pa c e f o r a n u n i n t er r u pt e d ba y wa l k a r e a .

T h e s t ar p r o d u c t o f Or mo c , t h e Qu een p i n eap p le w as u s ed as i n s p i r at i o n f o r t h e c o lu mn s an d s ky li gh t i n t h e mai n lo b b y o f t h e d ev elo p men t

Th e a r e a s a n d a r r a n g e m e n t s o f s pa c e s we r e t h e n a dj u s t e d to fit the architectural pr o g r a m o f s pa c e s .

A c o m bi n at i o n o f wo o de n finish and reflective finish resin l o u v e r s we r e pl a c e d a l o n g t h e s o u t h s i de Th e r e f l e c t i v e f i n i s h e m u l at e s t h e pl a y o f s u n l i g h t o n t h e wat e r.


“P in e a p p l e ” L attice Columns

Ro o f V i ew Dec k

Un du l at i n g Ro o f s


BOARDWALK

COURT YARD PLAZA

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WATERFRONT MUSEUM: WARSHIP EXHIBIT

SOUVENIR SHOP

WATERFRONT MUSEUM: AQUARIUM

WATERFRONT MUSEUM: INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE SHORELINE


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The Loop A multi-modal transport hub in UP Diliman for 2030

MASYADO KA! NANG NAKA-ZOOM

MRT LINE MONORAIL CIRCUIT

In the year 2035, UP Diliman will implement a no-car policy following the completion of its monorail system. This will require massive changes in both circulation management and infrastructure. In order to make way for a carless UP, the project shall focus on making an efficient and sustainable (both environmentally and economically) transport hub that will enable users to circulate through the campus with ease and comfort. The Loop transport hub will be a main converging point for UP students, faculty, staff and visitors arriving by jeepney, taxi, bus, private cars, monorail, and a specialized pod transportation system that utilizes magnetic levitation. The Loop also aims to act as a sculptural addition to UP Diliman’s vast collection of public art pieces around the campus. The main design concept is seamless flow; the transportation hub and the transport circuit around it acting as parts of one whole system, seamlessly flowing back and through.

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Project Info:

Building Type: Transport Hub

Location: University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Size: 3,000 sqm


A c i r cu l at i o n l oop is id e n tif ie d a n d p l a ce d b e twe e n th e ma in b u il d in g s

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The main buildings are adjus ted according to the program of s paces

T h e c i r c u lat i o n lo o p i s ad j u s t ed t o ac c o mo d at e t h e p lat f o r m lev el o n e f lo o r u p

T h e p lat f o r m s t r u c t u r e i s ad d e d, f o llo w i n g t h e mai n c i r c u lat i o n p at t er n

S c u l pt u r a l r a m ps pr o v i de a c c e s s t o a n d f r o m t h e pl at f o r m l e v e l .


T h e b a sic roof f orm c overs the e n tire b u ilt-u p area

Var ying h ei gh t s b as ed o n t h e function o f t h e s p ac es c r eat e an undulat i n g, s c u lp t u r al f o r m

T h e c o n t o u r s o f t h e r o o f ar e map p ed o u t t o d et er mi n e t h e s h ap e o f t h e o p en i n gs / s ky li gh t s

O pe n i n g s a r e c u t o u t o f t h e r o o f t o pr o v i de n at u r a l l i g h t i n g i n s t r at e g i c a r e a s


AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

incoming traffic outgoing traffic

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MONORAIL PLATFORM

PUBLIC SEATING ALONG RAMP


The Village A vertical community at the heart of the Quezon City Central Business District.

Quezon Avenue

To East Avenue

THE SITE

2500 sqm

To Centris Station

To GMA-Kamuning Station

In designing The Village, community is key and developing a sense of community is its central focus. The concept is its namesake, a village. Village life, in stark contrast to city life, has a community which is more tight-knit with people who are socially connected to one another. This is what The Village is expected to be and this is what I wanted to bring back into the bustling metropolis. Catering mainly to young professionals and young families, The Village utilizes its various common spaces and amenities as a platform to foster a connection between its residents. It has 7 clusters of private units each having its own residents-only, but not cluster-exclusive, community space. Here, the residents have the opportunity to interact with one another, share interests, and begin lasting relationships. The community spaces are socially engaging and stimulating, in contrast to the luxurious private spaces which are more quiet, discreet and reserved, to provide solace from a loud and busy day.

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The Village aims to bring back a sense of community and slow-paced living in a bustiling business district.


Project Info:

Building Type: Residential High Rise

Location: B.I.R. Road, Quezon City, Philippines

Size: 24 floors; 217 units (90 studio, 90 single bedroom, 36 suite, 1 penthouse)

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Th e b a sic ma ss is c reated out o f th e b u il d in g f oot print that m a xim ize s th e b u il dable area

The mas s i s s p li t i n t h e mi d d le to provid e t w o c o r es . T h e s li c ed volum e als o c r eat es a w i n d scoop

L i n ks i n b et w een t h e r es i d en t i al f lo o r s ar e c r eat ed t o p r o v i d e s p ac es f o r c o mmu n i t y d ev elo p men t

Th e c o m m u n a l s pa c e s a r e themed to fit the zoning of the units

Dia g ra m sh owin g the location of th e 2 bui ldi ng cores

Structur al Di agr am h i gh li gh t i n g the i n te r i o r c o l u m n s.

St r u c t u r al Di agr am s h o w i n g t h e d i ag r i d syste m

Th e f i n a l f o r m


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CLUSTER

FITNE SS AND LE ISURE

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CLUSTER

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Fitness Park

PE T-FRIE NDLY SPAC E S

Community Market

CLUSTER

SPAC E S F O R C HANCE ENCOU NTE RS

Garden walk

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CLUSTER

NATURE

Climbing gym

COMMUNITY SPACES (SECTION)

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CLUSTER How can you foster a sense of community in high-density environments? The VIllage answers this by taking elements normally found in a traditional neighborhood and stacking them up vertically in order to make space for them in an otherwise overcrowded city,

Library Swimming Pool + Dog Park

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CLUSTER

Cafe

CLUSTER


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SINGLE BEDROOM UNIT

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2-BEDROOM UNIT


GARBAGE CHUTE

DN

COMMUNAL SPACE

DN

GARBAGE CHUTE

TYPICAL FLOOR CONFIGURATION

1ST FLOOR

STUDIO UNIT FLOOR PLAN

2ND FLOOR

1-BEDROOM UNIT FLOOR PLANS

1ST FLOOR

SUITE UNIT FLOOR PLANS

2ND FLOOR


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The Esplanade A resort inspired by the mountains of Coron

Inspired by the verdant rolling landscape, surrounding scenic views, and the raw beauty of Coron, The Esplanade aims to create an authentic 360 degree and hands-on experience of this island paradise. Located in Mt. Tapyas, Coron, the site offers 180 degree views of Coron Bay and sweeping views of the mountain side. The resort sits on 6000 sqm of sloping terrain with its highest point at 22 meters. In building the resort the following considerations were kept in mind: 1. Promote and secure the health and wellness of the resort’s guests 2. In line with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, the resort must prioritize its environment 3. The 360 degree views of Coron’s seas and mountainous terrain should be maximized 4. Open and Recreational spaces should be maximized. The Esplanade’s main priority is to work with the site’s slope in order to minimize cutting-and filling while preserving the site’s natural features. Its second priority is to maximize the site’s views. The use of sloping forms and “ramp roofs” address these issues and also provide more usable space in the narrow site as viewing decks.

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Project Info:

Building Type: Resort Complex

Location: Mount Tapyas, Coron, Philippines

Size:

6,000 sqm (lot area), 40 guest rooms (30 suites, 5 villas, 5 dormitory rooms)

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RECEPTION BUILDING

RECEPTION BUILDING

T h e vie ws of th e s ite are ma ximize d b y c re ating a cur ved stru c tu re f or th e reception b u il d in g

HOTEL ROOMS

RECEPTION BUILDING

Th e s t r u c t u r e f o llo w s t h e s lo p i n g t er r ai n o f t h e s i t e an d mi n i mi z es c u t -an d -f i ll

LUXURY ROOMS

HOTEL ROOMS

T h e r o o f o f t h e r ec ep t i o n b u i ld i n g ac t s as a c u r v ed r amp w i t h an o u t d o o r v i ew d ec k an d eat i n g ar ea

LUXURY ROOMS

FINAL FORM

m oun tain views

oc ean views

I n ord e r to ma ximize open s pace in a na rrow site , th e roof of the hotel r o o ms a c ts a s a g ia n t ramp connecti n g th e re c e p tion b u ilding and the ma in h ote l re sta u ra nt and s uites

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The lux u r y r o o ms ar e r o t at ed t o maximi ze t h e v i ew s f r o m t h e s i t e

T h e r o o ms ar e t h en ext r u d ed t o c r eat e b alc o n i es t o en j o y b o t h o c e a n v i ew s an d mo u n t ai n v i ew s

Th e h o t e l r o o m wo r k s wi t h t h e s l o pe by a r r a n g i n g r o o m s along the contours of the site


FIRST FLOOR PLAN


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Nursery Music Room Acoustic treatment for a music classroom in an inclusive preschool

This acoustic project is part of the design for a conceptual inclusive nursery school in Nuvali, Santa Rosa. Inclusive education involves the capacity to accommodate all types of learners and abilities., including those with special needs. There are special considerations in designing for special needs with regards to personal space, lighting, colors, access and especially important to this project: acoustics. One consideration is that people in the Autism spectrum can be extremely sensitive to loud noises, and also have a difficult time differentiating sounds. Therefore, the music room should avoid having excessively reverberant materials and acoustics. Another specific design consideration is the need for a soundproof “Escape Space� for children who may feel overstimulated. In general, the goal is to have an Optimal RT (reverb time) of 0.4 seconds.

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PSci Fab Lab Interiors for a makerspace in Clark Green City

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Bike Share Office Design for the Bike Share headquarters in UP Diliman

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Kara Reyes: Selected Works (2013-2018)  

A portfolio featuring selected works from my undergraduate studies in architecture.

Kara Reyes: Selected Works (2013-2018)  

A portfolio featuring selected works from my undergraduate studies in architecture.

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