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MANUEL BENITO MORENO PORTFOLIO


Hi, I’m a young Architect who believes that a catalytic change can happen by enhacing the built environment to face our times’ challenges. I constantly search for ways of bringing together digital culture, social empowering and sustainable design, and swim confortably in multidisciplinary work groups. Travelling and cooking are the fuel to my engine.

PROFILE

SKILLS & TOOLS

EDUCATION

SOFTWARE

LANGUAGES

SEP 2002 - JUN 2013 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (School of Architecture ETSAM) Master in Architecture (M.Arch)

CAD - 3D

SPANISH

Autodesk AutoCAD Maxon Cinema4D

DESIGN - POSTPRODUCTION JAN 2014 Universitat Politècnica de València Post-graduate Diploma: GIS specialist for Architecture, Urban Planning and Territorial Management

Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator

ENGLISH (UK) C2, Proficiency Negotiation and Technical

PORTUGESE (BR) BIM Autodesk Revit

GRANTS SEP 2007 - SEP 2008 Universidade de São Paulo (School of Architecture FAU) Exchange program Magalhães

Native Negotiation and Technical

Proficiency Negotiation and Technical

FRENCH

GIS ESRI ArcGIS Quantum GIS GVSIG

Medium knowledge Fluent comprehension

PROGRAMMING DATA MANAGEMENT MS Excel MS Access

Visual Basic Python HTTML/CSS


EXPERIENCE & TIMELINE SEP 2006 - JUL 2007 MADARA PROYECTOS |Jr Architect - Madrid, Spain| Design of single housing projects, construction schedules and site monitoreeing. Design consultancy for Madrid’s METRO Public Company.

2006

BEFORE 2006 - A struggling waiter and student JAN 2008 - MAR 2008 PRO HABITAÇÃO

2008

MAR 2008 - NOV 2008 ASHOKA INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC |Internship - São Paulo, Brazil| Intern in a global Social Housing iniciative developed by the social sector leader, Whasington based Ashoka, as part of the field office team

OTHER

2010

APR 2009 - JAN 2010 Impulse NGO Network |Architect - Shillong, India| 2012 Designed and scheduled an architectural project for the Resourse Center of North-eastern India based NGO Impulse, featuring a Shelter home for human trafficking victims.

2014

2007 Advanced Architecture and Digital Fabrication IAAC, Barcelona

|Embú das Artes, Brazil - Internship| Intern at one of the official agencies for Social Housing development within informal settlements of São Paulo`s metropolitan area.

2008 Full Economic Citizenship summer training Ashoka HQ, Washington

NOV 2008 - MAR 2009 JBMC ARQUITETURA E URBANISMO

2009-2009 BioArchitecture Basics Course (Teacher) Ubatuba, São Paulo

|São Paulo, Brazil - Internship| Collaboration in the design and building documentation for two major new subway stations in Rio de Janeiro´s METRÔ

MAR 2010 - SEP 2012 EcoSapiens Colective |Various - Freelance designer| Freelance architect within a colective composed of engineers and architects specializing in sustainable design

THESIS

2008 Article “Profile: Isay Weinfeld” Pasajes Arquitectura y Crítica, Madrid 2010-2012 Bamboo and Reed as building materials Collaborations with CanyaViva, Madrid 2011 Grasshopper Basics and Grasshopper advanced Frikeark, Madrid


INTERACTIONS OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE COASTAL WOODLANDS

TANGER - MED URBAN CONCEPT Location: Port of Tanger - MED Morocco MAR 2014 Research - Sustainable Urbanism Size: XL

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[ NEED FOR RESTORATION ]

SYNTH / Cloud Restoration A significative area of the hillside nearby Tanger’s brand new international port was turned into a wasteland due to the extraction earthworks. To avoid soil runoff over the port area, and droughts that may ocurr due to a break in the natural cycle of water, it is proposed to settle on the hillside by minimizing earthworks and maximizing the moisture catchment and soil restoration. The site is analyzed in terms of natural water catchment regions, and lower slopes, and a narrowly related pattern of building and vegetation is placed upon thee.

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[ ALGORITHM CRITERIA ] > GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS + RESTORATION STRATEGY = URBAN LAYERS & PATTERNS


TANGER - MED

DEGRADED HILLSIDE URBAN STRATEGY

+ LANDSCAPE STRATEGY

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[ URBANISM AS ENVIRONMENT REMEDIAL ]


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[URBAN DESIGN]

Public transport

Road network

Parking

Catchment

Purification

Irrigation

Overflow

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Native

Green space

XL Agriculture

XS Agriculture

Control

Phytopurify 1

Phytopurify 2

Phytopurify 3

[ CITY, WATER AND LANDSCAPE INTEGRATION ]


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Single housing

Collective housing

SUPPORT & INFILL = STRUCTURAL + PRIVACY LEVELS

Structure | Privacy

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BUILDING PATTERNS + URBAN LAYERS = HOUSING DIVERSITY

Structure | Privacy

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PREFAB HOUSING UNIT

HOUSING UNITS - DIVERSITY

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[ ARCHITECTURE - HOUSING PATTERNS ]


REINOSA SOCIOCULTURAL CENTER Location: Reinosa, Cantabria Spain DEC 2013 Competition Size: M SYNTH / Urban Greenouse Understand vernacular building features in Reinosa as a response to one of the coldest climatic regions in northern Spain. Thick stone walls, narrow alleys, open sun-halls, they protect us from the cold mountain winds. This building offers a protected square for a cold town,a big portion of public space enhaced with a warm microclimate, taking the shape of a big scale greenhouse. The greenhouse is a building that contains a square, arranged in specialized program volumes and flexible areas.

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UNDERSTANDING VERNACULAR PATTERNS

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GREENHOUSE PUBLIC SQUARE


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VERSATILE SPACE

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URBAN PRESENCE


MORERÉ LODGEMENT SYSTEM Location: Moreré, Bahía Brasil AUG 2013 Commission Size: XS SYNTH / Tropical Apparats This lodgement system is obtained by stacking two different gabled porticos using bamboo (Guadua Angustifolia) as the main structural material. Several arrangements in plan are achieved, allowing natural light and cross-ventilation, optimal use of resources and very low building timing. The inner space is wide despite it’s small size. The tilted facade increases the sensation of size and lets northern light inside the cabin. The southern side features a generous cantilever and a double-ventilated roofing to ensure solar protection

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[ MINIMAL UNIT ] + [ SPACE STRETCH ] + [ BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN ]


DOUBLE TATCHED ROOF LAYER

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[MODULAR DESIGN] DIVERSE COMBINATIONS | EASIER AND FASTER CONSTRUCTION | OPTIMIZES COSTS

SUB-STRUCTURE SKYLIGHT AND TILED ROOF

MAIN GABLED STRUCTURE


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[ A CLASH OF URBAN LANDSCAPES ]

MADRID MATADERO MIXED SCHOOL OF ARTS Location: Matadero, Madrid Spain MAY 2013 Thesis Size: L SYNTH / Clash of Landscapes A School of Art located at the junction of tho landscapes of great personality: The old city’s slaughter house -recently turned into a center for the Arts- and the new Riverside Park of Madrid-Rio. A strategy of blurring this urban edge is proposed. Learn from both situations to house two layers of programme of a very different nature. The ground level is in touch with Madrid-Rio. It houses the public programme amongst the curved shapes of its landscape and underneath the upper classroom level. The proposed park situation recalls the proportion of the industrial tissue, with a new material language of vegetal façades.


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THE OLD INDUSTRIAL PROPORTIONS DEFINE A NEW PARK SPACE

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[ LAYERING STRATEGY ] SCHOOL OVER PARK

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SITE ANALYSIS | STRATEGIES, SCALES AND PROPORTIONS


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[ GROUND LEVEL ] PARK CONTINUITY | PUBLIC USE


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[ UPPER LEVEL ] MATADERO CONTINUITY | ART SCHOOL


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[ A MAT-BUILDING STRATEGY ] A COLLECTION OF FUNCTIONS THAT KNIT A BUILDING

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THE SPACE IS DEFINED BY VEGETAL FAÇADES | THE PARK INTERSECTS WITH THE MATADERO COMPLEX


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DETAILS


NORTH EAST INDIA

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[ KHASI TRADITIONAL HOUSE ] SHAPED BY WINDS AND MONSOON | BUILT IN STONE AND BAMBOO

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STRUCTURAL TESTS CARRIED OUT AT CBTC - GUWAHATI, ASSAM

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STRUCTURAL PROTOTYPE CARRIED OUT AT NBDA - KOHIMA, NAGALAND

RESEARCH - WORKSHOP Location: Shillong, Meghalaya India JAN 2010 Commission Size: S SYNTH / New Vernacular The lost building methods of the traditional Khasi house were studied to be re-interpretated with contemporary techniques, in partnerhips with local chapters of the Indian Bamboo Mission agency. Stone basis, strong rafters and light aerodynamic roofing, are the response to frecuent earthquakes and strong rainy winds. The proposed prototype is a two storey, foil shaped synclastic structure, that works under the requirements of earthquake resistance and aerodynamic performance. Load bearing tests were carried out before the final prototype, in the two species available and suitable for the purpose, Bambusa Tulda and Bambusa Balcoa.


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STRUCTURAL PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS


CONTACT Phone: (Spain) +346699543216 Email manubenitomoreno@gmail.com

THANK YOU!


Manuel Benito Portfolio 2014 (EN)