Selected works 2011-2017
Completing this portfolio implied a broadly review all the work Iâ€™ve done so far. This allowed me both, to auto critically analyse and appreciate the evolution if the knowledge that I have acquired during my study period and permitted me to identify positive and negative aspects of each project itself. On this sense, this work was done in order to express the evolution of my learning process in different areas of the architectural design; I truly hope it shows you so. It is said that all beginnings are difficult, but for me the very first semester at university exceeded my expectations. It allowed me to realise the career with reality moving from abstract to concrete; likewise, made me to understand firstly, the real essence of
architecture; secondly, the urban context and the relevance of the public space; an most importantly the user of the design itself, after all, â€˜For whom it is designed?â€™ is what architecture is all about. I have the opportunity to participate in a Double Degree Agreement between the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Politecnico di Torino. This enriching experience, not only allowed me being in an international field, but it also let me appreciate different points of views of the architecture given the cultural differences. On this sense; the guidance, knowledge and experience acquired in the classroom have made me built my own personality in the field of architectural design and made of it not only a career, but it also a way of life.
KATHLEEN BLANCO ARCHITECT Date of birth: 12/11/1992 Nationality: Venezuelan
CONTACT Phone +39 3933977549
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION CITY
EQF level 7 GPA of 107/110
Sept. 2014 - Sept. 2016 Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Oct.2017 - Present La bottega del Borgo Nuovo, Furniture and fabric store. Turin, Italy.
(Tutor: Michele Bonino and Alvaro Rodriguez)
- Developed, as part of a team of designers and architects of the store, residential projects in all its phases. from concept, initial hand sketches and space planning to the preparation of working drawings, choice of materials, furniture sourcing and specification required details.
ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING
- Executed technical drawings and the visualization of the project through 3D models and rendering.
- Thesis: “Cultural Center as Urban integrator”
Jan. 2010 - Jul. 2014 Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela)
EQF level 6 GPA of 17/20
- Communicated design ideas to the clients, making presentation boards, in which, the idea, the sensitivity towards the brand and tendency is represented.
- Selected for the Double Degree Agreement (2014)
Feb.2017 - Aug.2017 R3 Architetti. Turin, Italy.
- Graduated with distinction
web site: https://www.r3architetti.com
ENSAPLV INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP COOPERATION FRANCE & MERCOSUR+
Apr. 2013 - May. 2013 Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris (France)
- Developed, contributing in all of the stages, various architectural competitions, with different themes ranging from urban design to retail design.
- Topic: Practices of the Urban Project. Duration: two weeks
- Executed the final presentation of projects through the elaboration of architectural drawings, 3D modeling and photomontages.
LANGUAGES SPANISH Mother tongue
- Supported and collaborated in the development of architectural projects, such as, building reforms and interior design.
ENGLISH B1 ITALIAN B2 Common European Framework of Reference Autocad 2D
4 9 12
Details_The small scale architecture (2011)
Square + Parking + Theater (2012)
18 21 24 27 30 33 37
Thesis: Cultural Center as Urban Integrator (2016)
Courtyard Houses (2011)
Urban Rare Urban Fragile (2013) The Structural Form (2014) Bicigrill_The structure in relationship with the earth (2014) Settimo Torinese university campus (2015) Exhibition hall for the artist works Carlos Cruz Diez (2016) Work experience_R3 ARCHITETTI (2017) Hand drawings
Cultural Center as Urban integrator Politecnico Di Torino Tutor: Michele Bonino Marianna Nigra Universidad Central de Venezuela Tutor: Alvaro Rodriguez
The main objective was to design a cultural building that is inserted in a poor neighborhood of the city of Caracas, Venezuela. Which serves as urban regenerator and includes public space and multifunctional spaces to be used by the community. In addition, the idea was to promote the implementation of this type of project in other informal neighborhoods with similar characteristics to generate changes in society.
The place where the project is developed is called â€œSan Agustin del Surâ€?, an informal and poor neighborhood of the city of Caracas, one of the bigger of the country and of the world.
Floor level +10.00m
Floor level +7.00m
The informal neighborhoods like san agustin were informal settlements that were developed on the mountain slopes.
Floor level +3.50m
Floor level +- 0.00m
CONTAINER / PLATFORM / SYSTEM Library
- Publications and reading area - Coomputer room - Reading room for childrem
Platform Public space
Circulation and floors that connect
Community Center - Administrative office - Spaces for events and exhibitions - Daycare - Coffee shop
The project idea was to create a building volume that can be repeated in places with similar topographic conditions and that are easily adaptable programmatically. Arriving at the solution of the container. In addition the idea of a platform that links the containers and also serves as a public space adaptable to the needs of the community.
These two elements create a system where each piece resolves itself and between them appears a structure that changes according to the opportunities of each place.
Auditorium - Multifunctional spaces
D2 Tensor detail
D1: Connection detail
D2: Corrugated sheet Joist IPN 120
The successful solution takes in consideration the conditions of design that the place demands and the architectural aspects that would allow the recovery of the social conviviality, and in consequence, the creation of the way to connect the city.
In other words, the way to reach the urban integration. The architectural features are related to the way in which the use of space is encouraged, how spaces of opportunity are created, porous spaces and adaptable to the context.
Details_The small scale architecture Universidad Central de Venezuela Third semester Prof: Jose Alejandro Santana
From the inital concrete piece presented, desing with detail the building enclosure.
DETAIL Principal stair and the deck
Courtyard Houses Universidad Central de Venezuela Four semester Prof: Alessandro Famiglietti
Develop a courtyard house in an imaginary space of 20 x 20m and then develop 25 houses in a 100x 10om space.
The courtyard as a source of ligthting and ventilation.
SECOND FLOOR 0
The composition idea was based in the developed of the wall as a portent system and as Courtyards generator.
Square + Parking + Theater Universidad Central de Venezuela Fith semester Prof: Edwind Otero
Location: Zona Rental. Caracas, Venezuela.
The principal idea of the square is based in generating spaces of permanencies, using the local slope. The theatre develops underground, and his ceiling works as step and viewing-point.
UNDERGROUND PARKING AND THEATRE
Urban rare urban fragile: The Future of “Les Murs à peches” LOCATION Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Architecture de Paris La Villette Seventh Semester
ENSAPLV WORKSHOP 2013 cooperation France & South America Topic: Practices of the urban project Location: Montreuil Paris, France Duration: Two week
The murs à peches are located in Montreuil localized in the suburbs of Paris and it is consider as unique construction in the city, thanks to his particular walls. The wall were invented in the seventeenth century for agricultural purposes. Nowadays the walls is a zona affected by several phenomena including: the pressure in the housing market, the ilegal occupation of the area by Gypsies, the existence of medium wooden industries and the presence of abandoned areas.
PRACTICES A OPENCAST
The workshop aimed to develop â€œmicro-projectsâ€? from the analysis and observation of current processes and exchange with actors in Montreuil.
The team work marked an abandoned place that has great potencial landscape where one could see the entire walls. The proposal pursued to generate the least possible impact to the plot and consisted of a journey through the walls in orden to encourage people to know and visit the murs a peches.
The walls condition allowed diverse relationships between the plots: USE, WHATCH, CONNECT.
Specific intervention: 1) Inclusion of new programs in orden to deliver new cultural and educational activities. 2) Interventions arise with common recycling materials in the area. 3) Recover the gardening tradition would helps to form a physical barrier to protect the walls.
The structural form: Hill, Valley and Slope Universidad Central de Venezuela Eighth semester Prof: Alvaro Rodriguez
The aim of the exercise was to design following the logic of the construction material. Three different uses on three different terrains using steel, concrete and mixed.
The material of construction expresses his form in his ideal condition to support the charges of the best way.
The final aim was to demonstrate that the material of construction determines the final form of the object because the way in which it distributes the efforts works differently.
Bicigrill_The structure in relationship with the earth Politecnico di Torino Desing Unit: Architecture and structural forms Prof: Ricardo Palma & Gabriele Bertagnoli
Located align the Cavour river the building is developed for the main motive of crossing the highway with the bicycle without interrupting the continuity.
FLOORS It proposes a building that is resolved as a bridge and has the main function of being a structure used to overcome an obstacle. THE CONCEPT
Route of the bicycle Route of the pedestrian Route of the car
The project of the bicigrill looks for to resolve three systems of runs: bike routes, the pedestrian and the automotive. The building must respect the program of a sport facility for cyclist, accessibility, services, dimensions and adquate. separtion between public and private.
The building is solved structurally thanks to screens of concretly and steel trusses.
Slabs and steel walkway supported by reinforced concrete walls.
Settimo Torinese University Campus Politecnico di Torino Desing Unit: Architecture and urban ecotnomics Prof: M. Trisciuglio, L. Buzzacchi, P.Lombardi, S. Monoco
The project is an university campus in settimo torinese the complex is developed in five areas and the task was connect this area with a masterplan. TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
The base module is repeated and organized according the area and the axis direction.
The University campus is for Settimo Torinese's community a project with great social value and seeks to insert public spaces in various areas of the city as well as incorporating equipment into the city.
The connection of the most important points of the city. With a predominant public use, the profitability of the project is low for the private sector, but, because are higher the social benefits, we face to positive externalities, emphasizing, that in an economic fact the efficiency-equity to evaluate a public program is very important.
Old mill info box and secretary
Oddifredi House of
Luna Park Laboratories
New mill Classroom
New gates Networking
DETAILS PLANTS NEW MILL AREA
MODULE Module Total cost: 500€/sqm
Wood and glass panels (249 €/sqm + 30 €) x 1,24 = 345,96 €/sqm Sources: www.infissi-pvc-torino.it
Cost of construction: 102 €/sqm x 1,24 = 126,48 €/sqm Sources: www.progettazionedacciaio.it
wooden floor 26,90 €/sqm x 1,24 Sources: www.leroymerlin.it
Exhibition hall for the artist works Carlos Cruz Diez Politecnico di Torino Optional course: 01OILPQ - Interior design Prof: Simona Canepa
A Group work that had the aim of the design of an exhibition for an artist of our choice. The exhibition is dedicated to the artist Carlos Cruz Diez, born in Caracas, Venezuela on August 17, 1923. He is one of the leading representatives of optical art and cinetism in the world.
Visual projection ChromointerfĂŠrence
Exhibition of paintings and photographs of large-scale works
Exhibition of the work Couleur Additive on the floor
Visual projection Chromosaturation
Exhibition of the work Transchromie
The temporary exhibition is distributed in three levels, in the superior floor we found the most important works of the artist divided in 5 principal rooms. In the mezzanine floor is presented the artist's biography. And finally the ground floor is dedicated to the cashier, the infopoint and a shop in wich is possibile acquire books and jewelry designed by the artist.
SECTION ESC 1:25
DETAIL 2 ESC 1:2 HOOK SYSTEM
ELEVATION ESC 1:25
DETAIL 3 ESC 1:2 LOWER CHANNEL
Panel to expose the paintings of the artist. The channels are made in steel INOX and is used as the vertical fund structure. The paintings are supported with the EUROHANG SYSTEM Composed by Connected Hooks With A Cable In Steel INOX.
Work experience R3 ARCHITETTI ARCHITECT R3 Architetti. Turin, Italy.
web site: https://www.r3architetti.com
-Collaborated in the development of architectural projects, such as, building reforms and interior design. -Developed, contribuying in all of the stages, various architectural competitions, with different themes ranging from urban design to retail design. -Executed the final presentation of projects through the elaboration of architectural drawings, 3D modeling and photomontages.
COMPETITION FOR MONDADORI RETAIL: “PAESAGGI IMPAGINATI”
Ideas Contest for the realization of a CONCEPT FOR NEW SALE POINTS of Mondadori stores. -Participated in stage of design, production of the 3d model, architectural drawing and render’s edition.
COMPETITION FOR MONDADORI RETAIL: “PAESAGGI IMPAGINATI”
Competition “TORINO FA SCUOLA” Contest that had the objective to propose reforms to a primary school of the city of Turin. -Participated in the production of the 3d model, architectural drawing and final project edition.
EXTERIOR SPACE PROJECTS
1.- CENTER OF MINDFULNESS
2.- RECOVERY OF A GARDEN
Two projects that had the aim of the study of viability for the recovery of the exterior spaces of two houses in a community of Italy. -Participated in the production of the 3d model, architectural drawing and realization of different design schemes.
veranda / barbecue
Sketches and hand drawing
A collection of drawings made as a hobby on trips across Europe.
1.- Budapest, Hungary. 2.- Science center NEMO Amsterdam, Netherlands. 3.- Lommertbrug Amsterdam, Netherlands. 4.- Berlin hauptbahnhof central station,Germany.
1.- Berlin Germany.
2.- Cathedral of Santa Maria del fiore, Florence Italy.
1.- MontjuĂŻc Communications Tower, Barcelona, Spain. 2.- Arch of Triumph, Barcelona, Sapin. 3.- Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic.
KATHLEEN E. BLANCO C.
Selected works 2011-2017
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kathleenBC Phone:+39 3933977549 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Mar 9, 2017