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M A R I A

J O S E

G A R C I A


When I was eight years old, my mother decided to have her dream house built. Being fascinated by the blueprints, I asked her who was the person that was helping her achieve her dream, and she responded with the answer that would later become my dream career. Since then, I found myself sketching floorplans of all the places I could envirsion off. This vision of helping others achieve their dreams soon became my driven passion. I believe that architecture is a powerful tool to transmit emotion and helping others through that. My value statement is finding significance in simple experiences and enhancing them by using natural qualities to provide human wellness.


Tij Komorebi Library Visual Experience House By The Water Art


2016 - 2020


T I J K A Y A K

C E N T E R

Charleston, SC Winter 2020

Professor Ryan Bacha

Tij functions as a kayak and ecological learning center. The location of the site was on the historical Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina. Programming of the site and facility displays how natural systems and architecture can be established to integrate and amplify the ecology of the place. The project design or “process” ran through two phases; how analysis and synthesis about site and environment establish the notion of what is “a sense of place”. The composition will varies from the humanmade, such as architecture, to natural phenomenon. This design is a regenerative system that uses architecture as a catalyst to establish a “sense of place”; tectonically, ecologically and participate in its everyday life through democratic means.


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M I D D L E TO N

P L A C E


Tides are periodic oscillations in the level of the sea which come about as a result of the attraction of the sun and the Moon on the loquid particles of oceans. According to the law of universal gravitation (Isaac Newton), the force of attraction between these two celestial bodies is proportional to the mass of the celestial body and inversely proportional to the square of the distance that separates them.

ROOF REPRESENTATIVE OF TIDES


SECOND LEVEL

FIRST LEVEL


Finding signiďŹ cance in simple experiences and enhancing them by using natural qualities to provide human wellness.

NORTH ELEVATION


GOALS

Showcase different aspects of nature to alow a human to nature

Embracing the ow of natural cycles of life through raw elements formed in an asymmetrical patter.

Embracing the ow of natural cycles of life through raw elements formed in an asymmetrical patter.


EXPERIENTIAL DIORAMAS

This particular project allowed me to recognize what I value about architecture and the “why� of most of my overall immediate design decisions. My value statement and what I stand for is: Finding significance in simple experiences and enhacing them by using natural qualities to provide human wellness.


SECTION CUT


K O M O R E B I L I B R A R Y Savannah, Georgia Fall 2019

Professor Alice Guess

Komorebi is a Japanese word that refers to the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Throughout time, it is evident that people tend to gather under trees. There is a sense comfort and peacefulness about meeting under them. Komorebi Library is a place where people find their sense of comfort in a grove of constructed trees as they read and coexist. The roof of the structure acts as a physical filter of light like a canopy of trees. The focus also relies on creating an growing inviting place, emphasizing the experience from the interior.


Visual Inventory

The site had a feeling of a n ex p a n s i v e s ky. I t ’s oppeness created a contrast to the typical downtown buildings.


1st Floor

2nd Floor


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V I S U A L E X P E R I E N C E

Fall 2016

Professor Marcia Melo

Visual experiences like social experiences are complex. The normal reaction to complexity is a process of reduction to operation necessities. Analysis involves the separation of complex phenomena into components, which can be understood. Light, shade and shadow, color, texture, form/space, and perspective as well as the interaction of components are explored in this project.

TEXTURE Rapidograph (0.25) with black indian ink Paper Size 12� x 18

A N A L Y S I S


LINE Micron 0.5

White Pencil SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME

NEGATIVE SPACE

LIGHT


EXPLODED AXON


H O U S E T H E

B Y

W A T E R

Savannah, Georgia

Fall 2018

Professor Christine Wacta

The main objective was to manipulate the software Autodesk Revit within aspects that correlated in a residential home by a river. The different features create a unique combination of elements for the house.


MJ G www.MariaGarcia.com

consultant: Strutcture LLC 1242 Wes Wayn St Savannah, GA 31410

SEC TIO N C UT

Dream River House Prof. Wacta ELDS 225-01

Maria Garcia

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Exploded Section

3D Section Exploded

SOUTH ELEVATION


PINK DESERT Acrylic 3 2 ” x 2 8 ” 2016


A R T Since a very young age, painting has been my outlet of expression. Art is everywhere but it is also a way for us to escape reality. By forcing us to take a step back from our physical lives, art goes hand-in-hand with understanding the balance between work and play and gives us an awareness of existence. In order to have a purpose and positively contribute to our community, we must continue to create influential output. Many of these paintings have been commissions.


ZEBRA Acrylic 1 6 ” x 2 4 ” 2016 -commission

GIRAFFE Acrylic 1 8 ” x 3 6 ” 2017


LION OF JUDAH Acrylic 2 0 ” x 3 6 ” 2013


FIRST LOVE Acrylic 3 2 ” x 2 8 ” 2018 - commission


ARCHES Acrylic 1 6 ” x 2 0 ” 2020


“Finding significance in simple experiences and enhancing them by using natural qualities to provide human wellness.�

Profile for Maria Garcia

Portfolio 2020  

Art + Design + Architecture

Portfolio 2020  

Art + Design + Architecture

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