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I have acquired an enthusiasm for design and developed an affinity for the act of making. As a craftsman, I have extensive experience in a range of crafts from pencil and paper, to carpentry and metalwork. Through process, I become an extension of my work, and ultimately create architecture that is a reflection of craft by the human hand. It is the display of making that moves people; the understanding that architecture is not merely for humanity but by humanity. I endeavor to create architecture that is based entirely on details. During the last five years of my architectural education I have experienced the value of making, constructing, and speculating in assemblies. I believe that the aesthetics and details of the architecture affects the quality of life of the people who experience them on a daily basis.
C h a p e l : V e r t i c a l V e s s e l design eight On the surface of Lake Alice, a vertical wooden vessel can be found. The Pagan Chapel is conceal for the necessity of the God of the Sea (Poseidon) and the God of the Sun (Apollo) to dialog. The result is a Vessel that through form and tectonic expression connects and creates a transition between the water and the sky.
Siteplan: Lake Alice, Gainesville, Fl
A series of sketches start to seek the sociological form of a temple. Thought multiple iterations, the result start to yield the idea of a “Vessel”. Plus the idea of “Verticality” through tectonics + reflections + form.
tectonic + reflection
water + sky
The Vessel contains two spaces: the lower floor is a place for the connection of water, it provides views only into Lake Alice and an internal fountain. The upper floor is about the connection of the Sun. Therefore it is flooded with skylights and light shafts that continue down into the lower floor. Both spaces are connected by a physical element (stair) and an ethereal element (light shaft).
Axonometric Assembly The construction of the Chapel seeks the expression of verticality. Wrapping the vessel with the use of vertical metal structure and vertical wood panels. The exterior and interior image of the chapel is a connection from the water to the sky.
Cross Section 9
Wall: Versatile Unit design eight
Moving beyond program, form, or site, this project aims toward the purpose of making a modular unit. The starting point was to find a component that can associated with it else. Using techniques such as mirror, repetition, and rotation. As a final result, the single unit disappears within the rest and establish new patterns.
weaving / overlap + joint
duplication + mirror / rotation The idiosyncratic of the single unit is remove by the duplication of the unit. New patterns come to emerge. Three result were found by repeating the unit four times, establishing a new whole. Finally, by interlocking the new whole, a weaving pattern arises.
Assemblage A system of square rods are introduces to lock the system into place. Enforcing the wall beyond the usage of stacking. Above a construction drawing of how each piece is set together and after pin into place. The wall can continue to be assemble until gravity load allows it.
G a t e h o u s e : e v e r g l a d e s f r i c t i o n design five
rainwater collection specs south florida everglades average quantity per sqft average montly rainfall average yearly rainfall
0.6 gal 03 inch 35 inch
rainfall (inch) catchment (sqft) 1/2â€? 144 sqft 01â€? 144 sqft 03â€? 144 sqft
quantity (gal) 043 gal 086 gal 260 gal
lavatory water usage toilet (daily) average of flushes per person gallons per flush total
03 1.6 gal 05 gal
faucet (daily) average # of times per person how many minutes each use total
05 01 mn 08 gal
gatehouse water usage
01 user (interior per capital gallons)
diameter per container height per container volume per container total (3 containers)
0012 0006 2714 8142
inch inch cubic inch cubic inch
Sustainability Strategies Located in the vast open landscape of the everglades; a park for cyclist to engage in a 15 miles loop across the swamp terrain. A gatehouse is introduce at the starting point. The isolation of the infrastructure from the grid system, require the gatehouse to be self sufficient. Multiple environmental system are applied to the infrastructure. The collection of water was further specs.
Shark Valley Loop Park
P e l i c u l a : d i r e c t o r s & a c t o r s r e s i d e n c e design seven partner: Felipe Hernandez The neighborhood of Tribeca, Manhattan, has become occupied by a new community. Once a run down sector of post-industrial buildings in New York. Tribeca is now the home of many actors, directors, and dancers. With the growth of the of community. Historically a run down industrial sector of the island of New York. Now; Actors, Directors and Dancers have begun to make
their home in the left off post industrial buildings. As the community grows, a need to create urban notes; which are tailor to a film orientated community; raises. Pelicula, seek to response to this social hunger for space. With the help of Canal Park as a vanish point and housing multiple spaces for the industry of films.
Skyline Nostalgic Collage
Skyline Nostalgic Matrix
Skyline Nostalgic Model
Canal Park is surround and trap by high velocity vehicles. Making it an undesirable location to visit or gather. Taking this parameter into notion, a need to slow down the movement of the site is required before anything. The incision of a white facade where films can be projected will start creating a focus point to pause or slow down. Plus, it will be orientated toward Canal Park. Introducing, a function to the park.
253,800 sq/ft 12.5% 45.0% 65.0%
shared space: public space: private space:
Physical model + context
film panel spectator
west st. 16
performance sets: museum space: recreational space: lobby space:
49,518 sq/ft 20,635 sq/ft 08,253 sq/ft 08,253 sq/ft
shared space: 31,725 sq/ft retail-market: restaurants small kiosk:
18,862 sqft 11,103 sq/ft 4,758 sq/ft
private space: 164,970 sq/ft 37 15 22 12 8
micro apts: studios apts: one-bed apts: two-bed apts three-bed apts
250 450 600 750 1,000
nsf nsf nsf nsf nsf
indoor cinema for casting, projecting and showcasing digital films
bridge connects canal park and the building, bypasses heavy traffic.
performance space A slit in the building provides a light fenestration to focus on the performances.
Inside Pelicula, two in-house theaters can be rented out to the community. The lower theater, is capable of projecting and showcasing digital films. While the upper theater is suited for performance spaces. Using Manhattan as a background, and a light shaft as a natural spot light. Addition pots of spaces will be tide in with a control public circulation system. It will begin at canal park with a bridged. From there a multiple of slow and medium speed ramps and stair will capitalizes in the notion of transition of spaces or scenes. Last, the upper sector of pelicula will be resident for directors, actors and dancers.
performance space outdoor space film panel
canal park cinema space
P r i n c i p l e s o f M a k i n g design eight
Moving beyond program, form, or site, this project aims toward the sole expression of making. The design is driven by its construction and the association of its components. Using the tectonic character of a â€œfingerâ€?, the project began by determining the hierarchy of organization of its construction.
hinged + interlock
hanged + cap
mirror + rotate
(5) (3) (4)
construction axonometric + assembly model The components of the model were organized in terms of its structural organized in terms of its structural priority. (1) the inner structure is identified by the metal framework. (2) the roof and floor system is shape directly into the primary structure. (3) the stone panels are hinged and hung into the primary structure and roof system. (4) to address weather condition (wind & rain), screen were added to the to the stone system. These provide protection from the outside without restricting visual access from the interior. (5) Finally, wood panels were added to provide for sitting in the exterior.
T h e a t e r : f a s h i o n r u n w a y & i n s t i t u t e design six
retail + cafe at the residential side of the site, a smaller, quieter cafe and retail communicates with the community. vegetation is use as a screen of protection.
runway galleries an indoor-outdoor runway allows for a mixed experience of runway, overlook by the institute.
fashion institute a three-story building allocates the institute for fashion.
runway theater at the heart of site, a 200+ seat theater allocated fashion events.
entrace courtyard + cafe connect to the commercial street edge, engaging the more active side of town.
ground floor plan 22
Charleston Fashion Institute and Performance Runway will become the manifestation of memory through the vehicle and method of construction of fabrics. The program is going to be thread together by circulatory movements. The wrinkles in clothes are going to represent the different hard and soft edges in the facade and it slips in and out by its users. Finally the selection of materials and mechanics will try to accommodate the expansion and contraction of programs, just like a piece of clothing with a range of possible fits.
charleston section diagrams Charleston at the section scope, can be broken down into two major edge condition. In one hand, the commercial tries to absorb the user by imposing it architecture into the public round. Theater, Churches and commercial venues spill into the sidewalks of charleston with overhangs, stairs and columns. This strategy begins to absorb the public. In the other hand,
the residential tries to separate it self to the public. Vegetation, fences and level shifts are the architectural tools to create these divisions. These studies create a typology of ways how to engage or ignore the public, while keeping a respectful scale to the city of charleston.
facade + inter-levels
entrace + corner
balcony + sidewalk
a line of structure creates a semi public sector, floors connected by aperture.
corner enganging with the pedestrian, absorbs traffic, protected over-hang.
sidewalk inside the building footprint while creating overhang balcony.
materials + tectonics
flexibility was the main focus in the material + tectonic proposal. fabric being the primary system of control. which in this case, the relationship between the public alley way and the entrance of the theater are in constant expansion and contraction. In the scenario of open, it creates a visual communication of an event is taken place. In the case of being close, it tries to not distract the general public circulating through the site.
C e i l i n g Te s s e l l a t i o n
partner: Collin Cobia in progress
The following is a documentation on the iterative and reiterative study of metal and the possibilities that emerge through manipulation. The study seeks to develop an understanding of how to work with metal using nonconventional methods. We are manually folding sheet metal and defining the conditions and efficiencies that are produced.
wire system + tools
grid pattern + perforation
method + techniques 29
m e c h a n i c a l g a r d e n design seven
partner: Felipe Hernandez
residencial + open spaces
pedestrian + vehicular
industrial + commercial + institutional
55th + 8th - West Chelsea + Highline While the components of cultural and historical identity exist, the community of West Chelsea lacks a developed visual architectural expression. Gentrification speculates about this visual absence, with the High Line being the most prominent rendition. The abandoned elevated railroad infrastructure that was used historically as a form of transportation of goods within the meat packing districts. Now, it has evolved into a living thread of botanical gardens in West Chelsea. By capturing the essence of the High Line, a visual language can be abstracted and translated into architectural tectonics + a strategy for the organization of space.
Subterranean + botanical garden
Subterranean + botanical garden
High Line interception
the block + botanicals + tower + context Overall of the block, looking toward the east + north, the botanical gardens punch out of the Zone A bracket block + illustrate botanical gardens similar proportion + scale.
glass + structure
Vertical gardens emerging from the industry
Ground plan and vines botanical garden. The Mechanical Gardens is an interactive location where one can live, work, learn, reflect, and plant. The Industrial community of the meat market (west Chelsea) is now introduced to an organizational infrastructure which places it underground, and flourishes as vertical gardens into the block.
Keygen botanical garden
high line facility
Cross Section Permaculture
Cross Section Hanging Vines
Entrance + Movement Entrace Vertical movement Horizontal movement
Cross Section Rain Forest
Food Produce Items
8 9 9
Activities Theater Galleries Studios
Cross Section Galleries
4 11 ave
galleries + office
High Line vantage point
west side (11ave + 29 st) of the block attracts the pedestrian with an open (nature sculpture) gallery to the street edge.
a residential tower with observatory pockets, the theater and two botanical garden are added to the horizont of the High Line at the level of 28st.
10 8 18
high line facility
permaculture + residence
east side (10ave + 28st) of the block hold a permaculture botanical garden + markets that sells produce to the pedestrians of west chelsea + residence of the tower.
High Line 7
seasonal fauna: attracts butterflies
permaculture: eatable vegetables
15 13 11 10 08 06 05 03 01 00
11 09 08 07 06 04 03 02 01 00
exotic fauna: visual striking
vines: capable of attaching
a series of studies were conducted to determinate the dimension of the botanical gardens + carve out any residue that would have affected the quality and amount of light receive in each botanical.
An ecology of plants were research to select the appropriated fauna for the environmental conditions of West Chelsea. While still considering the different seasons throughout the year.
cross section + subterranean perspective: Hanging Vines
hanging vines + seasonal botanical garden are open to the air, divide by the center axial circulation of the block and seats on top of the subterranean industrial factory. The infrastructure blends into the branches of the vines. While supplementing a system of water collection and distribution.
cross section + context perspective: Rain Forest rain forest + butterflies botanical garden introduces an exotic experience to the residence of west chelsea. multiple vanish points are experience by weaving in and out as the visitor moves up in the rain forest b.g. + a system of water holes emulate rain and sustain the fauna.
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