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The Threshold Of Space “I see architecture as an ar s c way of make special forms into func onal spaces”

Portfolio by: Luisa Muñoz

Introduction The interest in all artistic and historical aspects of architecture, design and art contained in the following portfolio is a summary of what I've had the opportunity to improve, practice and develop as a professional. After my degree as an Architect at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in the city of Cartagena with an emphasis on design, architectural and cultural heritage, the experiences and entrepreneurial potential are the engine of evolution to a professional on a competitive level, which has led me to develop a transformation intellectual and experimental, opening opportunities to meet the different movements and ďŹ elds of architecture and art through research laboratories in academic workshops and developing concepts obtained at these workshops, summarize design concepts and theories that lead me to professional practice area. The experience is not done there, there is still far to go and learn, art has no limits.

INDEX STARING WITH SPACE academic processes The multiple lives of a gesture Case study - La Maria Vertical workshop 2009 Creatives Palimpsest investigation processes Contemporary Design Estrategies Vertical Workshop 2012 PARALLEL PLOTS / FICTIONAL SCENARIOS International Workshop 2013 studio and professional experience Cienaga of the Virgen - Project C Tierra Bomba Platform Competition - Palma de Indias Mall Atolls Cartagena University of Sinu - Monteria, Colombia World Trade Center publications abouth the author

academic processes

The multiple lives of a gesture Simultaneity, superimposition, transparency, and the dimensions of depth, whether of space or time, whether visual or aural, always appear in one surface, so that this surface really possesses two values: one when we take it for what it is materially, the other when we see it in its second virtual life. In the later case, the surface, without ceasing to be flat, expands in depth. This is what we call foreshortening, in which we find an extreme case of a fusion of simple material vision with a purely intellectual act. porary alternative ways to document, analyze, process, and execute the notions that resulted from the mixture.

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Cienaga de la Virgen LA MARIA

case study - La Maria -

2009 Jorge Tadeo Lozano University Workshop

La Maria, is located in the perimeter area of the city of Cartagena, where have a view of the marsh at the Popa hill.This neighborhood has grown with humble and invasion huts, by displaced and marginalized people from the city and its area. In this study did research an analysis and architectural proposal of affordable housing for low-income people. The purpose of this research was to identify the basic needs for live in a decent place to stay stable and healthy.The morphological form of the sector during the winter time of the year suffers oods. The proposal on a general point was made on an urban scale where it became a proposed for family housing, multifamily housing, commercial and institutional facilities where it was studied the culture, history to deduce in the end a family housing project in architectural detailed point for this community looking to supply the needs of the residents.

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social housing proposal

Urban Archaeology - Multidirectional Transferences - The Folding Plane - Scaling

Vertical workshop - 30 hours - June 2009 Side effects The Intention The Vertical workshop where focus on understanding the city is a large mine of information contained in their tangible and intangible artifacts. From the historic center of Cartagena compositional spaces are exhumed, their intangible artifacts deďŹ ned by their faces. Spatial conditions as intersections (points), corners (folded drawings), the perimeters of the squares (static frames), the internal spaces of the parks (Dynamic volumes) and urban layout (fragmented frames) were invited to participate in a design process, an immersion in the world of advanced design and implementation of the most existing strategies and methods of production of contemporary space. th The Vertical Workshop is more an operation that a strategy. Students of 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 10 semester where combined to act under a high degree of exibility, but controlled by a collection of rules that has more with the How? that with the, Why?

Creatives Palimpsest - 2009 Design clearly is one of the most prominent marks. Design determines the look of the world and, as a result, it reects the contemporary vision of man. In other words, design is ideology.The gate is an expression of our vision: a vision that images life without architecture and aims for pure design energy. This is why the bridge is inďŹ nite and is resolved in energy. Energy is the ultimate aim of every physical process. Man is part of the physical processes that make the world go around. He does more than that: he takes possession of them. Man models the worlds according to his present views. He thus creates architecture as well as a history of design through architecture.We intend to challenge the short term thinking that is typical of all forms of political and human actions, and to put a long-term vision in its place.


Vertical Workshop October 24th and 25th Contemporary Design Estrategies New Methods of Production Geography is also symbolic: physical spaces are resolved in geometric archetypes, which are forms that emit symbols. Flat grounds, valleys, mountains and oceans: the accidents of the terrain become significant the moment that these are placed in history. The landscape is historic and transforms into a coded writing and hieroglyphic text. Each region is a society: a world, a vision of the world and the world beyond. Every geography is a history and a geometric symbol. For this Landscape Architecture studio, the geography is converted into a code, a platform to study artificial excavation principals, along with a synthetic history, will fuse to create a series of new landscapes that have the objective of occupying and existing historic are. In this document, a set of ideas are presented in an attempt to articulate and to find the most important component: Space.

This is the result of the workshop after 16 hours, by the participants of the workshop from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Caribbean Campus

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: INTENSITY 16hours February 2th and 9th of 2013 PARALLEL PLOTS / FICTIONAL SCENARIOS STUDY AREA: Cartagena de Indias A Journey of memories through the development of a number of contemporaryVESTIGES The international workshop consisted of two modules: A Intervention of Colombian students B Combined intervention between students of Colombia and Mexico A The Intervention of Colombian students construct called A.This exercise was the beginning of the international workshop in which the main objective was to build a large-scale context of written chronologies generated by the environmental coastal from Manzanillo del Mar and Punta Canoa. Each participant developed in a group exercise based on information.The model measured ďŹ ve meters wide by one high in a variety of materials.The dynamic of the construct B with the student as a developer and manufacturer of the context with the student from Mexico, who had to support the host for the design, development and eventual implementation of a series of space systems that were embedded in the landscape context container. A total of ten students from Mexico and Colombia participated.

This is the result of the workshop after 16 hours, by the participants of the workshop from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Caribbean Campus and Tecnologico of Monterrey - Chihuahua

studio and professional experience

Contemporary architecture and design have produced an extensive formal repertory, but a few alternate ways to approximate a design project related to a space, an object, or to explain and support their conceptual and formal results. Urban and natural historic landscapes, with their spatial experience, become the idea that induces the conceptual and material development of this visual memory.

Tierra Bomba Platform The Tierra Bomba Platform gets to drive to a speciďŹ c development of this area, considered priority in the policies and objectives of short and medium term the Territorial Ordering Plan in place for four years. The approach of the Plataform is to develop general principles of the Territorial Ordering Plan, by giving special emphasis to the care of nature, conservation of water forms, the maintenance of the biodiversity of the area and the continuation of traditions that make the ancestral populations adjacent vital centers for the development of the project. The Tierra Bomba Platform project "also addresses the implementation of the internal infrastructure of services, and attracting foreign investment, which is one of the main objectives of the National Development Plan, through the residential-tourist approach and project health.

Competition - Palma de Indias Mall The initiative of the new place arises from the need to design a development plan, landscape and architecture to accommodate the wide variety of functions that make up the Mall Palma de Indias. The possibility of designing a shopping mall and entertainment center in natural an environment in the south of the city, speciďŹ cally near the intersection of the Turbaco Bridge, make an initiative for the project beforehand prominent and successful development by injection that will promote the presence of the project.

Native Colombian Motive

The Landscape Project: The landscaping project for this particular project has a great deal of value and meaning by the natural environment, where it implants gardens and squares of different sizes with materials of the area and native vegetation, articulate public spaces and entertainment functioning as internal and parks that offer a balance of sunlight and shade moments.A series of slopes deďŹ ne the perimeters of buildings as green platforms accented by native vegetation.

Atolls Cartagena Resort development as a contemporary global spatial experience: This project aims to change the tourism scene in the region. It all begins with conferring themes to the land; said themes are activated by water where the water becomes a platform for an architecture of enjoyment. By applying local knowledge, materials and construction methods, the project acquires meaning and gives local accent and avor to the development.

The Master Plan The resulted planned resort sits on a comprehensive, coherent, and cohesive development with planned structures positioned to maximize panoramic views of the abundant natural habitats.The project has been deďŹ ned by a well-conceived, lowdensity distribution of structures.The pool front is the hearth, catalyst and scheme organizer; it has been carefully positioned to offer spectacular views and close proximity to amenities and a variety of entertainment spaces and inviting shops and cafes.The place is to be developed in different phases; seamless borders will be created so each phase is built as a formal and meaningful extension effort of pools, resources, content and landscape.

University of Sinu - Monteria, Colombia The educational building complex, cultural and trade is in the urban area with the highest concentration in the city of Monteria and arranged around an urban plaza for cultural events and outdoor entertainment. The new complex is an example of sustainability by applying bioclimatic techniques that enable the use of the site weather conditions and water savings and electricity by adequate guidance to sunlight and winds.The ceilings are converted and roof-gardens complement that can be occupied by users.

World Trade Center - Monteria, Cordoba - Colombia, South America The General Master Plan of the WorldTrade Center: MIXED-USE PROJECT The project is proposed as an alternative ecological development, corporate, commercial, residential and tourist area in the north of the city of Monteria's Sinu river front. The main concept behind the project is to create a set of architectural structures, where the constant use of sources, vegetation, footpaths and open spaces form a place to walk, play, shop, eat, play and work, it become an experience hard to ďŹ nd another city in Colombia in front of the historic river.

Architecture The architecture is based on a number of different elements abstractions of urban, architectural and landscape pieces of Monteria and other Zenu Aboriginal culture. The buildings are designed and focused on receive the influx of river breezes. Elegantly, casual and highly related to the regional context, the buildings are finished with site materials and finished with irregular configurations of pergolas that outstand colors to decorate the landscape.


The Missions Collection 2010

International Seminar of Contemporary Architecture III Monteria, 2011

Miami Design Summer Camp 2012 Catalogue.

Miami Design Summer Camp 2013.

Miami Design Summer Camp 2013.

about the author

Luisa Muñoz Education: 2005-2010 Bachelor Degree in Architecture, University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano Caribbean Campus Special Studies:  Interdisciplinary Landscaping Workshop Landscape Structures II Alternatives April 6 to 11, 2009 Organized by Designalter. Speaker: Miguel Cifuentes Architect Location: Colegio Mayor of Bolivar. Cartagena, Bolivar  Vertical Strategies Workshop, Contemporary Design Methodology

Articial Excavations. Designalter May 2009 Organized by Speaker: Miguel Cifuentes Location: Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano Cartagena, Bolivar  Minor of Housing and Heritage June - July 2009 Jorge Tadeo Lozano Caribbean Campus, University Jorge Tadeo Lozano Bogota Campus and

Tecnologica de Pereira University in Cartagena, Bolivar  Minor In interior Design

Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano August-October 2010

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