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PORTFOLIO Lorena Cruz

Portafolio 2016

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lorena

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lorena.93cr@gmail.com +5215541757098

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Work experience

Feb 2018 - Dec 2018

Ciklik & Vargas Arquitectos | Architect, Mexico City

Full time | Duties: Architectural project development; concept development, drawing of plans, SketchUp modeling, making of presentation content for a variety of projects. Project deveploment for a Four Seasons Staff Housing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. References: vargas@cv-arqs.com Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

VenhoevenCS architecture + urbanism | Architecture Intern, Amsterdam, NL Full time | Duties: Project development, drawing of plans, Sketch Up modeling and producing previews for the projects “Erven Wickevoort” and “Landgoed Wickevoort”. http://venhoevencs.nl References: c.gross@venhoevencs.nl

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha | Architecture intern, Mexico City

Full Time / Duties: Drawing of plans and details in Autocad, 3d modeling with Sketchup and making of architectural previews for the projects “El Fuerte” and “Photomuseum 4 Caminos”. Edition and translation of plans and office portfolios for international publications. http://www.tallerdearquitectura.com.mx References: adrian@tallerdearquitectura.com.mx Jan 2016 - May 2016

Part Time Instructor | Faculty of Architecture UNAM

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016

University Museum of Contemporary Art | Architetcure Intern, Mexico City

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Federico Gomez Children’s Hospital | Architecture assistant, Mexico City

From course: Project Design VII / VIII (4th year) at studio “Taller Luis Barragán” / Faculty of Architecture UNAM. Assisting Prof. Efraín López (Head of the Studio). References: helo06@prodigy.net.mx

Part time / Duties: Drawing of plans and details in Autocad, 3d modeling with Sketchup and desing presentation for the projects “ Unidad de Programas Públicos” and “Aula Programas Públicos”. Supervision of construction, exhibitions set up and maintenance works around the museum and its fellow institutions. https://muac.unam.mx/ References: maribel.sanchez@muac.unam.mx

Part time / Duties : Drawing of plans and construction details in Autocad, 3d modeling with Sketchup, rendering with 3d Max, modeling and design presentantion for “Albergue HIFG”.

Education Feb 2019 - Jun 2019

Casa Lamm Cultural Centre | Mexico City

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Amsterdam Academy of Architecture | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011 - 2017

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | Faculty of Architecture

2014 - 2015

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville / Paris, France.

Diploma in Cultural Management

MSc in Architecture (+ Holland Scholarship) Bachelor in Architecture (Merit Diploma) Master in Architecture 1 (4th year)


Workshops

2015

“Bellastock 2015 Play Mobile. Festival d’Architecture Expérimentale” | Paris, France

2013

“Workshop GEMM-Lab MX”. Cognitive types: Emotions, space, hospitality and industry of knowledge. The Winter Office Copenhagen | Mexico City By artist Hugo Hopping / Faculty of Architecture

2013

“Cement and Concrete Technologies” | Mexican Insitute of Cement and Concrete By MSc. Daniel Dámano

2012

“Initiation to Contemporary Art” | Univeristy Museum of Contemporary Art, UNAM Long term course by Artist Carlos Mier y Terán

Awards Apr 2014

Finalist winner (shared) with Honorific Mention “Five Star Hotel in Haiti” From “13° Concurso UIC” Architectural student contest / UNAM + UIC

Jun 2014

Finalist (shared)

“Xochimilco Street Market Rehabilitation” From “Concurso Intertalleres” UNAM / FA Architectural student contest

Software Autocad 3d Max Design + Vray SketchUp + Vray Adobe Photoshop CS6 Adobe Illustrator CC Adobe In Design CS6 Microsoft Office / MAC

Languages English

TOEFL iBT 93 score

French

Basic

Spanish

Native

Interests Scandinavian culture and design, arctic landscapes, editorial and fashion design, media in architecture, veganism, jogging, house music.


CONTENT Freelance Work

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Apartment in Erla (04-05)

Architecture Office Work

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Ciklik Vargas Arquitectos (06-09)

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VehoevenCS architecture + urbanism (10-11)

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Artist Pavilion in Rembrandt Park (12-15)

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Buitenpoort Halfweg (16-18)

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Scandinavian Centre CDMX (20-25)

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Logement à Montreuil (26-28)

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Refaire | Récupérer| Reconnecter (29-31)

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Art Gallery in a public park (32-35)

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Various (design) (36-39)

Academic Work


01 Apartment in Erla Date January 2019 | About Private commission | Rol Individual Location Erla, Austria | Phase Architectural design

Project located in Erla, Austria. A small town near the city of Vienna. This apartment was commissioned by a client whose desire is to use the attic from an existing family house just next to the woods. The aim I had with the design is to maximize the view toward the beautiful natural landscape, especially in the living room. One of the challenges to solve is to adjust each space according to current heigh of the ceiling and make each space as functional it can be. The slope of the ceiling was a limiting factor so I carefully analyzed where each room can be located in order to provide maximum comfort and contemporary design. In addition, I suggested to open new windows over the ceiling, however, another primary goal was to reduce construction works in order to make the project more affordable to the client.

Bathroom False ceiling (h=2.60)

Master bedroom

Living room

Kitchen

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Living room

Kitchen

False ceiling (h=2.60)

Walk in closet

Meditation room

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02 Ciklik Vargas Arquitectos Date Feb 2018- Dec 2018 | Mexico City

My work experience at Ciklik Vargas Arquitectos consisted of the development of the concept and architectural development for three projects in Mexico. The first project I work at was a family house in a new urban development in the northeast of Mexico City. I helped to develop the conceptual phase in addition to some of the construction plans from the advanced phase of the project. The second project I developed was a master plan for a luxury resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. This project implied the extensive analysis of all local and regional regulations applied to hotels in Riviera Maya which is a protected area due to its natural landscape and Mayan architecture legacy. Here I helped to draw the master plan from a large scale and consequently, we developed each bedroom unit componing different typologies of bedrooms in order to satisfy the client’s needs, according to a market study given by the client. I was involved in the carefully made analysis of which was the best way to assemble each cluster inside the master plan according to all previously studied regulations. Lastly, the third project I work at was a Four Seasons Staff housing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Here I developed an extensive drawing of detail plans, modeling and post production from the master plan to the specific type of housing unit requested by the client. I worked from the conceptual phase to the construction plans. This project played a very important role for the office due we introduced the client the usage of brick vaults for the whole project as a sustainable and efficient way to build the entire project. I believe my major contribution to the office was my dynamic and enthusiastic way of working. I constantly worked hard to put my full commitment to each plan and drawing, so that the clients will find fulfillment with the final outcome. Moreover, I was constantly proposing construction ideas so as trying to innovate in the way we conceived the story behind each project.

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Luxury Resort in Riviera Maya


Luxury Resort in Riviera Maya

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Four Seasons Staff Housing

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VenhoevenCS architecture + urbanism Date Oct 2017- Dec 2017 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

During my internship at VehoevenCS, I mainly worked at a master plan or urban development near the Schipol Aiport. In this project, I was on charge to analyze different usages of brick of the facades throughout the housing blocks of one part of the master plan (Erven Wickevoort). The housing blocks consisted of a series of corps intersected by pedestrian avenues inside the plot, communicating important points of the surrounding area of the site. This project was developed in agricultural land, which meant to explore different ways to create a sustainable community preserving and innovating its way to work with farmlands. Moreover, it was strongly important to enclose the immediate landscape and context to the way of living for the future inhabitants of the master plan. Retaking all relevant factors that determine specific characteristics of the local architecture that was made near the site. Additionally, I worked with the team to assemble conceptual presentations for the meetings with external parties of the master plan. These presentations were made to discuss different parts of the project including the gardening and the landscape design which was a fundamental part of the conceptual phase. Here I helped to conceive and model different ways to express the aims of the greenery for each block of housing and showcase the way we wanted the user to inhabit the immediate landscape surrounding the blocks. Finally, I also worked extensively to design the layout of the veranda for each block as well as the main entrance preceding the main corp. Prior to the end of my internship, I worked for different presentations for an urban development near the city of Beijing as well as the productions for several presentation drawings for international publications.

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Erven Wickevoort (concpetual phase for the greenery)

Source: https://www.wickevoort.nl/erven/

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04 Artist Pavillion Date December 2017 | About MSc in Arch (1st sem) | Rol Individual Location Rembradt Park, Amsterdam | Tutor Tatjana Djordjevic

The project arises through designing a pavilion inspired by an artist to choose. I decided to take inspiration from “Kygo�; dj / electronic music producer from Bergen, Norway. The aim of this pavilion is to explore the emotions that music causes in people. The project consists of three volumes with different uses, each connected through a path inside and outside of them, to make the visitor feel walking through a Nordic landscape inspired by the origins of Kygo. They are intended to provide the visitor with different experiences while listening to music, be it a small live concert or music from a sound system installed in the last volume.

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Lounge (main volume)

Longitudinal section

Concept development 1

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COLD

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COLD COLD

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TRANSITION TRANSITION

FJORD

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LIVE MUSIC

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OBSERVING

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LISTENING

FJORD

TRANSITION

PATH

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WARM / TROPICAL WARM / TROPICAL WARM / TROPICAL


Front Elevation

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Side Elevation


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Lounge (Main volume)

Floor plan

Access


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Buitenpoort Halfweg Date October 2017 | About MSc in Arch (1st sem) | Rol Individual Location Halfweg, Amsterdam | Tutor Gert-Jan Wisse

Transforming a train station into a “Door to the exteriors� was the goal of this project. The number of tourists in Amsterdam is increasing every time, the purpose is to make the surroundings of Amsterdam attractive for visitors. My intention was to extend and merge the existing platforms of the train station to the green areas and to the former sugar factory now industrial heritage, so that people are guided by the platforms, creating the feeling of a continuous line through the design but using the existing topography of the place. In this way, people can experience different sensations depending on which platform they are on, in order to appreciate the existing landscape itself.

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Site Plan

Woods

Dike

River

Train station

Sugar city

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The aim of this project is to “extend” and merge the train station platforms into the existent places close to it. The platforms will provide the visitor different experiences and after they will be “dropped” in the woods so as in Sugar City. Each platform has certain pattern taken from the natural textures and urban trace of the site.

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Scheme

woods

polder

living

Haarlem

agricultural industrial

Amsterdam

business

living

polder

Path towards the woods

Platform of staying and entering to nature

Platform of contemplation and transition

Platform of contemplation and transition

Platform of meeting and entering to the industrial area

Platform of contemplation and transition

Platform to contemplate the dike and the river

Longitudinal Section

Path towards the woods

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Platform of contemp


plation and transition

Elements of design woods

sugar city

polder

ike / river

Platform of transition and experience the industrial area

Platform of staying and experience the industrial area

Platform of exoerience the industrial area 19


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Scandinavian Centre CDMX Date June 2016 | About Diploma project (5th year) | Rol Individual Location Mexico City | Selected to appear in the Yearbook 2016 from the Faculty of Architecture UNAM

Through this project, I aim to create the first multidisciplinary space in Mexico capable to offer strong cultural cooperation between Nordic countries and Mexico. It is thought as a cultural center where Mexicans can learn about Scandinavian countries and their culture such as languages, art, crafts, urban and architectural studies. Likewise, their way to approach certain social, architectural and urban challenges among other contents that I consider helpful for us to reach in somehow a proper quality of life and therefore take that learning into individual actions.

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“Administration building” Museum services / Exhibition hall 1 Media & Conference room / Nordic Language Center

Temporary exhibition / Conference / Multipurpose room

Exhibition hall 2 / Documentation center Museum Shop / Multipurpose room

“Educational building” Main access / Auditorium Restaurant (nordic cuisine) / Main exhibition

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1 Metal plate Tempered glass handrail Fiberglass insulantion 3" Chamfer Quarry tile floor 60x60 Metal decking sheet CAL 20 H= 16 cm 6x6 - 4/4 Drainage for capturing rainwater Upright Diagonal Bottom rope Steel structural beam H= 1.0m Kingspan K8 insulantion

Steel column 70x70 with metal welded plates 2" Plywood sheet 1" Bar for wooden frame 15x5 cm Charred wood plank 2.4x0.30 m/1" Densglass panel as full adhesion coating 5 / 8" Fiberglass insulation 3" Architecture workshop

Polished concrete floor F´c= 250 kg/cm2 E= 3cm Metal decking sheet CAL 20 H= 16 cm 6x6 - 4/4 Upright Diagonal Bottom rope Beam I-profile 70x70/2" Kingspan K8 insulation

D Cellular concrete filling with an Impertyre ecological waterproof coating

Diagonal Bottom rope Steel structural beam H= 1.0m Fiberglass insulation 3"

Steel column 70x70 with metal welded plates 2"

Polished concrete floor F´c= 250 kg/cm2 E= 5cm

Bar for wooden frame 15x5 cm Steel structural beam H= 1.0m Plywood sheet 1" Charred wood plank 2.4x0.30 m/1" Densglass panel as full adhesion coating 5 / 8" Fiberglass insulation 3"

Offices


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Logement à Montreuil Date June 2015 | About M1 ENSA-PB Paris | Rol Individual Location Montreuil, Paris | Tutor Pascale Richter & Mathias Romvos

How would you define an “ instant of inhabit “? Located in the Montreuil district, a place with a long history of peach harvest in the 40’s. The project started with the site analysis from a critical point of view, focusing on the history of the place more than the physical conditions. The second phase consisted in elaborate individually a complex analysis of one housing project. On the third phase we were asked to think what is for us an “ Instant of inhabit”. I decided to recreate and transform the way I used to inhabit my family summer house located in a small city close to Mexico City. We developed a floor plan from the scenario created on this “instant of inhabit”.

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North Elevation

South Elevation

Transversal Section

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Type 1 Floor plan 120m2

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90m2

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160m2 - 2nd level

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160m2 - 1st level

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Refaire | Récupérer | Reconnecter Date January 2015 | About M1 ENSA-PB Paris | Rol Individual Location Saint-Denis, Paris | Tutor Soléne Gevel

The intentions of the project are based on the idea that infrastructure is a meaning of recovery the public space within an industrial context like the city of Clichy (North of Paris). The public space adjacent to the infrastructure is a strategic point where we want to provide new recreation areas and at the same time to rethink the experiences of the pedestrian. By modifying certain topographies as well as intervening each crossing we want to give quality accessibility for pedestrians on each site. Specific intentions are to work on slopes and taludes that form the road bridges and the streets which compose them, cross walk sand reuse and improve the existing landscape with new urban furniture, new materials and new vegetation.

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Creation of new green areas and public squares for the three social housing building next to the avenue.

Bicycle path

Vegetation path

My intention is to connect the inner city of northern Paris with one of the recent urban planning projects outside of Paris called Asnières-sur-Seine. This will be through the existing infrastructure (the island itself which serves as a huge piece of land to cross from one side to another by using the bridge along it).

Catwalk / new vegetation

Outdoor setting

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Public square

Retail

Walk path

In addition to this, I also propose the rehabilitation of the whole island by making a brand new green area/square for the three housing buildings just in front of the avenue, besides the insertion of new green areas all over the island.

Reuse of existing building

Reuse of rooftop

Walk path

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Date February 2014 | About 3rth year | Rol Individual lorena cruz Location Mexico City | Tutor Luis Saravia

Project located in the neighborhood of Prado Coapa in the South of Mexico City, it is separated in three sections due its population density. The Gallery is placed in the 2nd section over a public park. I decided to make a mixture of axes bringing in all directions the culture from some of these surrounding places. In order to provide a contrasting way to discover the art, I guided the walls according to the existing trees and created both exterior and interior paths with different textures. The materials I proposed for the gallery are concrete, glass, wood and steel. Lastly, for the landscape design I took the existing trees over the area as guidelines, the axes I draw follow the position of the trees, and therefore I added different textures for the paths.

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South Elevation

Ground floor

North Elevation

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Site Plan

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Various (design) This is a brief summary of some other projects I did during my academic exchange at the ENSA-PB. For the course Object Design, I worked with two chosen words from a puzzle; light & cut. The first object I created is a desk lamp with two small elements on its surface where the user can put pencils or other office tools. It is made with 5 sheets of timber and a bulb inside of it. The second object I created has the name “The White Box�, this object reveals different shadows through its multiple surfaces. I got inspired by icebergs to build several faces with linear cuts over them. This box can be put on a window and it can be adjusted to fit in small frames.

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Design of lighting object at the course “Object Design”, ENSA-PB, Paris.

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Design of lighting object at the course “Object Design”, ENSA-PB, Paris.

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This is a brief sample of the photograhpy I do when travelling. I love to explore waterfronts and certain urban landscapes. Also I tend to sketch what my perspective of an ideal building should look like in order to relate itself with the surroundings. 39


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Lorena Cruz lorena.93cr@gmail.com +5215541757098

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Architecture portfolio 2019  

Selected professional and academic work.

Architecture portfolio 2019  

Selected professional and academic work.

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