KALINA E S T E R
B . A r c h Undergraduate P o r t f o l i o
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S A V A N N A H S W I M CO M P L E X
A G R I C U LT U R A L U R B A N I S M
S AVA N N A H S W I M CO M P L E X Project Type: Recreational Studio: Professor Scot Distefano, Design 6 Date: Spring 2017 Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
The S avannah Swim Co m p l ex is a recreational pro j e c t l o c ate d in th e ea s te r n regions o f h isto r ic S avan n ah , G eorgia. The pro j e c t c al l e d fo r a complex of aq u atic re l ate d sp o r ts, s uch as an olympic size swim m in g p o o l, dive pool, rec reatio n al p o o l, an d gy m .
South-East aerial sketch
The co ncept behi n d th e desi gn o f th e com plex was ins p i red by th e eco n o mi c s t anding and di vi si o n o f th e si tesâ€™ s ur rounding co mmu n i ti es . J u st so u th of t he s itesâ€™ lo c at i o n , i s n ei g h b o r h o o d w it h t he lowes t i n co me i n S ava n n a h . I n co nt ras t, to ei th er th e ea st o r west of t he s ite, lie s o me o f th e wea l th i est neighbor ho o ds in th e a rea . Th e di ffu si o n com plex w ill s er ve a s a sp a ce fo r th e inter mingling and sp rea d o f co mmu n i t y involvement. Throu gh sh a red recreati o n , future and c u r rent g en erati o n s fro m dif ferent s oc ial gro u p s ca n b egi n to res o lve t he i ssu es o f di sso ci ati o n bet ween t he t wo co mmu n i ti es.
Restaurant 1. bar 2. bathroom 3. services 4. kitchen
1. Olympic size Pool 2. stadium seating 3. Judges seating 4. Gym 5. Locker rooms 6. Elevators 7. Bathroom
1. Recreational pool 2. Childrens pool 3. Pool chair seating 4. Gym 5. Locker rooms 6. Elevators 7. Bathrooms 8. Dive pool 9. Storage 10. Hot pool 11. Stadium Seating 12. Warm up
1. Waiting room 2. Bike rentals 3. Meeting room 4. Elevators 5. Bathroom 6. Office 7. break room
A G R I C U LT U R A L U R B A N I S M Project Type: Master Plan Studio: Professor Diego Camargo, Design 7 Date: Fall 2017 Location: Wynwood, Miami, FL Wynwood, loc ated i n th e n o r th er n p ar t of M iami, is a c it y th at h as tran sfo r m ed dras tically from th e ch arac ter i sti cs i t once inhabited in its o r i gi n al fo r m . I t was once home to s mal l f am i l y b u si n esses or commerc ial wareh o u ses, an d n ow, through the process o f g entr i f i cati o n , it is charac ter is tic o f m o re h i g h en d retail and comm erci al sh o p s an d res taurants , foc us ed aro u n d th e Ar ts. The ne w m a s te r plan fo r the cit y o f Wy nwo o d de a l t w i t h the intro duc tio n o f a gr i dde d a gr i c u l t u ral s ys tem that wo uld a da p t to t he ne e ds o f the co mmunit y a nd e a c h l o t w i t hi n the s ite. The gr id b re a ks dow n t hro ugho ut the c it y in m a ny di ffe re nt fo r ms, f ro m s mall plo ts o f co m m u ni t y u r b an f ar m ing to larger i ns t i t u t i o ns w he re agr iculture and the Ar t s co m e to g e t he r, s uc h as the f inal p o r t i o n o f t he p ro j e c t lo cated o n 2 7 th s t re e t. Ha ngi ng pro duc tive gardens p ro du ce ne w fo r m s o f ins piratio n and m e di a fo r s t u de nt s and ar tis ts within.
A catalog of how the Agricultural grid breaks down over the city in different forms based on the site parameters and conditions.
C i r c u l at i o n s y s t e m Piped P i p e d rroof o o f sstructure tructure
An exploration of conditions and parameters present at a specific site within the Wynwood master plan and of how the grid adapts to them
Draped d r a p e d s usurface rface
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Extrusion e x t r u s i o n o of f g rgrid id
g r Grid i d a d a adaptation p ta t i o n t o c i r cto u l acirculation tion curve
at t r a c t o r c u r v e g r a s s h o p p e r d e f i n i t i o n
Pictured Top South Elevation Pictured center Section Perspective showing sustainable thermosyphoning system
M U M B A I R E S I D E Project Type: Competition Studio: Professor Jean Caldieron, Design 8 Group Members: Aren Castro, Navah Davis Date: Spring 2018 Location: Mumbai, India â€œRapid urban growth and growing inequality has created a global crisis in housing that increasingly segregates the rich from the poor.â€? This competition called for speculation on these urban conditions within the historical fishing community in Mumbai, India, the Koliwada. entrants were to include a mixed-use residential development at the northern tip of the more undeveloped portion of the area. Strategic interventions would occur in stages, implementing first, simple services, such as clean water and safe facilities throughout the existing slum. The inclusion of a coastal park created a connection between the different classes of residents that reside all around this edge of the mahim bay as well as those on ocean side. At the very tip of the peninsula, an educational facility and hostel would provide opportunities for the less wealthy residents within the slums to receive closer, more accessible education, and would also allow the outside world to experience their lifestyles firsthand.
COMMUNITY CENTERED INTERVENTIONS WITH REGIONAL ATTRACTION
KALINA ESTER NAVAH DAVIS AREN CASTRO
FOR AN ALREADY THRIVING COMMUNITY, THE PROPOSED INTERVENTION DOES NOTHING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE EXISTING, RICH URBAN FABRIC, BUT RATHER, ATTEMPTS TO ENHANCE IT THROUGH DYNAMIC MEANS. WITH FOCUSES ON RECREATION AND EDUCATION AT THE COMMUNITY SCALE, KOLIWADA BEGINS TO ESTABLISH NOT ONLY READILY AVAILABLE AMENITITES, BUT AN ALTERNATE MEANS OF PEDESTRIAN FLOW THROUGH THE CITY. BY CONNECTING THE NEW PROGRAMATIC SPACES ABOVE THE EXISITNG FABRIC, THE CULTURE, COMMERCIALISM, AND DAILY LIFE OF THE SLUM IS PRESERVED AND IMPROVED UPON UPWARDS.
P R E C E D E N T S
MAHIM BAY MUMBAI, INDIA PROPOSED PORT LOCATIONS
D R . C A L D I E DR RO .NC A L D I E R O N Implementation of services
EXISTING BANDRA PORT
PROPOSED MAHIM CAUSEWAY PORT
FAVELA RISING HWUI ZHI CHENG - AA DIPLOMA 2017 - RIO, BRAZIL
ANUKRUTI MARTINA SPIES - MUMBAI, INDIA
ESPACIOS DE PAZ PROJECT PICO ESTUDIO - CARACAS, VENEZUELA
THE PROJECT AIMS TO introduce infrastructure that offers an emancipating armature of education, employment, transport and public space across the favelas without disturbing the social ecology existing on the ground.
Driven by the belief that every child deserves safe and healthy play spaces, lead- Architect Martina Spies and her team have now built nine playgrounds, called "Urban Flowers", with local art and handicraft in Mumbai and Chennai.
By transforming unused spaces IN HIGH VIOLENCE ZONES, projects sought to create “social dynamics that invite new ways of living in communities, transforming categories that rule the daily life: the use of time and space.”
PROPOSED SHIVAJI PARK PORT
COMMUNITY SCALE INTERVENTION MUMBAI, INDIA
PROPOSED DADAR BEACH PORT THE PLACEMENT OF PORTS AROUND MAHIM BAY ARE INTENDED TO ATTRACT THE POPULATION OF MUMBAI CLOSER TO THE WATERS EDGE, AND THEN TRANSPORT THE POPULATION TO THE NEW PUBLIC FACILITIES THAT ARE LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN TIP OF THE KOLI PENNINSULA. THIS TOURISTIC MEASURE CAN HELP TO GENERATE REVENUE FOR THE CITY WHILE PLANNING FOR A FUTURE OF INTERCONNECTIVITY THROUGH THE COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING THE BAY.
WORLI SAHAKARI SOCIETY DINESH GANJI GENERAL STORE
DHANARSHI BEER SHOP KOLIWADA SUPER MARKET NEW SALVA MEDICAL AND GENERAL STORE GANGAN GENERAL STORE
WORLI KOLIWADA FISH MARKET
SANJAYS BISCUIT MART SAMARTH ICE CREAM PARLOR SWAMI SAMARTH MEDICAL
VISHAL SWEETS AND DRY FRUIT SANJOG SNACKS SAHAS COLLECTION
circulation diagram & recreation callouts
PROPOSED HALF SOCCER FIELD AND NET
PROPOSED JUNGLE GYM (ANUKRUTI)
PROPOSED CRICKET FIELD
ALL OF THE GAMES LISTED ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE MUMBAI STREET CULTURE, AND HELP TO NURTURE CHILDREN IN MUMBAI THROUGH PLAY. THE ADDITION OF THESE AMENITIES TO THE TIP OF THE KOLI PENNINSULA WILL ALSO DRAW A CROWD FROM AROUND MUMBAI.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Circulation Core Restaurant Library Hostel Commercial Zone Educational Facility
Hostel Rooms Hostel Gathering Spaces
Commercial Bazaar Zone Coastal Park 20
[BAND] SCAPE Project Type: Master Plan Studio: Professor Jeffery Huber, Design 9 + 10 Group Members: Aren Castro, Rachel Holmstock, Flavia Chiste Date: Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Location: Jupiter, FL, USA The FAU John D. Macarthur campus currently embodies many of the issues that come with modern day suburban archipelagos. [BAND]Scape aims to enhance the learning/living environment by remidiating the separation from the outside community present on the existing campus. Stage 1 in bridging those barriers includede a reorientation of the campus axis towards the Abacoa community and banding together distinct campus programatic elements, [EDU]Scape, [LIVE]Scape, and [MIND]Scape. In order to socially activate the core of the campus, a â€˜social channelâ€™ was dug out to stitch together these three very different elements of the new campus master plan. Lastly, in order to create a visual presence for this new Jupiter FAU campus, iconic gateways were created at the important intersections with the outside community.
DONALD ROSS ROAD
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Bleeding Edge Library Terraced Entrance View Alley Exhibit/Classroom Cafe Bosque
Site Plan [MULTI]Scape [EDU]Scape SCALE: 1/32” = 1’-0”
Exhibition Space Bleeding Edge Library Terraced Entrance View Alley Exhibit/Classroom Cafe Bosque
Cafe/Bar Student Cafe
Lobby Site Plan [MULTI]Scape SCALE: 1/32” = 1’-0”
Bleeding Edge Library Terraced Entrance View Alley Exhibit/Classroom
Parking Cafe Bosque Garage
Site Plan [LIVE]Scape [MULTI]Scape SCALE: 1/32” = 1’-0”
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Pictured Top Left North-West aerial render Pictured Top RIght Outdoor auditorium render Pictured Bottom Row Housing renders