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Mariel Lozano Villarreal Undergraduate BA of Architecture Date of birth: 02-14-89 Hometown: Monterrey, México Contact phone: +52 1 (81) 80 13 60 80 Contact e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technologic Institute of Monterrey Undergraduate School
[IN] LAND Program at Berkeley Summer Institute College of Environmental Design at University of Berkeley, Californa
Berkeley, CA, USA
International Worksop of Architecture in Cartagena (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) Professor: Carlos Campuzano
Technologic Institute of Monterrey High School
Cátedra Blanca CEMEX Professor: Agustín Landa Vértiz Assistant Professor: David Benítez Martínez
Cátedra Legorreta-Tagliabue (In collaboration with EMBT and Legorreta + Legorreta) Professor: Diego Rodríguez Assistant Professor: Vicente Tapia
“Laboratorios Vaquero” Office (http://laboratoriosvaquero.mx/) Intern • Participated in interior design such as furniture design and blueprint production.
Monterrey, México 18 hrs/week
Sustainable Project “Crisálida” Voluntary Architect • Helping design and build a sustainable community center at Montemorelos, Mexico.
PROVS (Sustainable Living Program) Volunteer • Helped built a small concrete classroom for a Ecological School at Montemorelos, Mexico.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Monterrey, México
Festival Nrmal 2012 Art and illumination assistant (http://festivalnrmal.net/2012/)
International Symposium “Design Dot MX” (www.disenopuntomx.com) General Coordinator of Lectures and Panelists • In charge of the speaker’s contact, accommodation and hospitality.
Recycled Handicrafts Workshop Workshop Instructor (Volunteer) • Imparted workshop to the university janitors about recycling everyday objects into handicrafts.
“UNO:Cien” Architecture Congress Event Coordinator and Speaker’s driver. • Organized the congress events such as Cocktail parties, award party, closure, etc.
Monterrey’s Book Fair Volunteer • Participated on the information booth assisting visitors.
1st Place Award at “International Internship Program” held at Tecnológico de Monterrey for Architecture Undergraduate students
1st Place Award at “Revive MTY” Forum Contest about Urban Regeneration.
SKILLS & TALENTS Software
Autocad, Revit, Rhino, 3D Max, Sketch Up Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Photosop, InDesign, Staad Pro, Microsoft Office.
Social and School Skills
Experience coordinating and leading student activities. Excellent model-making skills.
Reading, outdoor sports, hand- sketching, piano.
INDEX 9 x 9 Cubic House
6. Chipinque House
School of Art
10. Strawberry Creek Watershed
School of Engineering
Museum of Chucho Reyes
Academic // DESIGN STUDIO I // 2008 Location: Monterrey, México
F LOOR P LA NS
The parameter chosen for this house is about rotating the vertical lines 60º and then moving them 3 meters to the left. Therefore, a unique spatial composition is created, and every space can be adapted to the specific needs of a conventional house.
The 9 x 9 Cubic House is produced from an exercise suggesting the modification of a 3x3 orthogonal grid, developing a specific parameter for the alteration.
P ROC ES S 3x3m
OUTS IDE P ERS P EC TI V E
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Academic // DESIGN STUDIO I // 2008 Location: San Pedro Garza GarcĂa, MĂŠxico
Located in the middle of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the site for this house is gifted with evergreen vegetation and a mild climate. The Chipinque House is conceived to strategically have all the principal rooms oriented to face the panoramic view of the municipality of San Pedro.
CRO S S SE C T I O N
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SCHOOL OF ART
Academic // DESIGN STUDIO III // 2009 Location: Monterrey, MĂŠxico
The School of Art is conceived as a public space for the students artistic and academic development, as well as the a passage alternative for pedestrians to live and experience art when passing through. Located next to the Paseo Santa Lucia, the School of Art is visited by hundreds of civilians that happen to walk through the area, giving them the choice to pass by quickly and have a glance of art, or perhaps to stay and enjoy the view of students performing and practicing diverse activities and learning something that will be valuable in their lives.
F LO O R PL A NS
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ENTRA NC E V I EW
Academic // DESIGN STUDIO IV // 2010 Location: Monterrey, México
Situated between the existing downtown of Monterrey, the Marco Plaza (Central Square) is an old and deteriorated urban center that if restored, would serve as a worthy public area for the citizens. The recovery of the Macro Plaza, consisting on four targeted interventions at areas designed to combine architecutral programs with senses and population sectors, as to create new sensory experiences for visitors. The proposal seeks to allow unobstructed pedestrian walk and give civilians the opportunity to live a rich experience full of diversity and cultural events.
POPULATION CHILDREN YOUTH ADULTS OLDER PEOPLE
PROGRAM PROPOSAL MARKET FOOD COURT BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNTAINS AVIARY GRASS DANZÓN PAVILLION LIBRARY GRAFFITI PARK FORUM
5 SENSES SIGHT
EAR TOUCH TASTE
P ROGR A M ACOMMBI NA T I ONA NSTION PR OGR C OMB
GRASS AVIARY LIBRARY
GRASS MARKET GRAFFITI PARK
FOUNTAINS BOTANICAL GARDEN
FORUM DANZÓN PAVILLION GRASS
LI BRA RY-A V I A RY P ERS P EC TIV E
GRASS AVIARY LIBRARY
The Library-Aviary, located in the center of the Macro Plaza, acting as the main organizer of the proposed scheme, becomes the heart of the project. Imposed as a passage for pedestrians, represents a link between the two neighborhoods that are on each side of the square. The combination of the architectural program calls for a merger between the rational and natural, allowing the visitor to experience new situations and encouraging he/ she to mix activities that aren´t done together normally.
P ER S PEC T I VE S
“SCENARIOS” or follies Another important aspect of the project are modules or “scenarios” proposed along the pedestrian route that can be occupied as needed by the users. Based on the “follies” of Tschumi, the scenarios suggest different patterns of journeys along the park to avoid monotony. They promote awareness and social interaction harboring different types of activities that reflect the cultural diversity found in the heart of Monterrey.
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Competition // Academia Nacional Arquitectura // 2011 In collaboration with: Mariana Salido Aguilera Location: Monterrey, México
What´s a vertical garden in a city so saturated by industry? No, we do not propose a vertical garden, because a tree does not grow if it doesn´t have roots that feed it. We propose a new system by which, using the identity that the Santa Lucia Walkway gives Monterrey, and the coexistence that is generated in that place, allows us to generate urban consciousness of both, the region’s economic activities as well as self-production of them.
Once you introduce awareness in the citizens, this scheme can be developed into vertical gardens that are not an oasis in the city but a model that can be repeated a number of times and thus gradually revive the metropolitan area.
HUERTO VERTICA “MODERN TECHNOLOGY
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PROGRAM ACCORDING TO THE STATE´S PRIMARY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
MAS T ER PLAN
CHUCHO REYES MUSEUM
Academic/ Cátedra Legorreta-Tagliabue// 2011 Location: Tacubaya DF, México
The starting point of the project is the misticism and naiveness always present in the life of mexican painter Chucho Reyes. Given the site´s characteristics, the Museum of Chucho Reyes provides a place to exhibit his artwork, not only dignifying it but accepting any other kind of art that is present in Tacubaya and needs a platform to be expressed. The Museum seeks to gove back the splendor and glamour once found in Tacubaya that over the years has been lost, returning the sense of identity of its neighboors. Through the translucent facade, apart from making reference to the yellow windows used by Chucho for his house, functions as a membrane that shows the public in different ways what happens inside the building. When the membrane is open at the multipurpose salons which are planned to accommodate any artistic program, one can observe what happens inside directly from the street, whether it is a piano concert, or a dance class. When the membrane is closed, one can perceive diffuse and confusing shadows and movement happening inside the building, thus creating a bit of curiosity and mystery in the people that walk down the street and inviting them to enter and take a look at what happens inside and get to know the artwork of Chucho.
Tacubaya: belle epoque.
The MuseumÂ´s free floor plan seeks to merge its limits with its surroundings. Direct connection is established with the public square found crossing the street, creating a generous public area that can work as scenery for the variety of artistic activities found in Tacubaya.
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MUS EUMâ€™S S TRUC TURE main structure
secondary structural elements (steel beams)
vertical plains containing interior gardens
PARIS MARKET LAB
Competition // Archmedium Paris Market Lab// 2011 Finalists In collaboration with: Abelardo González + David Martínez + Marcos Almaguer Location: Paris, France
Walking through Paris without a map in hand is more amusing than just seeing it having a specific route that leads you to every monument without the feeling of really discovering it. Imitating the Parisian way to discover the city, the PMRKTLB allows its visitors to wonder around with no precise destination. Restaurants, cooking classes, and diverse food stands merge together to bring alive one of the most alluring proposals of the already demanding Parisian food industry. Every experience the customer has in the PMRKTLB turns into a learning situation. Before entering or even seeing the building, one can grasp an idea of the atmosphere by smelling the dishes prepared at the market. Even when walking around Boulevard Saint Germain and not even seeing the building, the scent of it let you imagine the wonders that await inside. It is then that the path begins, the first approach given by the scent matches and complements the second one given by the sight. When you finally see the building, the interaction with its surroundings is obvious. Its almost transparent structure enables the visitors and pedestrians around to see what is actually happening inside the market as well as behind it.
When finally entering the building the three remaining senses appear and mix with no specific order. The visitor is now able to enroll in diverse activities that vary from simply buying food ingredients, to watching a cooking process, taking a class, or even enjoying a gourmet meal. The diversity of activities and the proximity among them makes it possible to conceive new ways of cooking, preparing or simply eating food. The advantage of the mixture of spaces in the PMRKTLB is that you can be buying meat or vegetables besides a cooking class, and without having to be in it, you can just listen how to cook the things you just bought; or maybe you have just learned how to cook a delicious “Confit de Canard”, so you can easily go up one or two levels and quickly get the ingredients, then return to the kitchen to cook it, and maybe later you’ll even want to sit and enjoy your new delicacy on the spacious terrace with a beautiful view of the Parisian skyline.
PM R KT L B S E CT I O N
ACTIVITY FLOW CHART
Restaurants Market Classrooms-kitchens
3 random situations at the Market-lab
Competition // ARQUINE // 2012 In collaboration with: Marisol González + Ana Paulina Reyes + Karen Mendoza + Liz Cerda Location: Lechería, Edo. de México, México
TO SUFFER: the problem Suffering is the physical and emotional attrition that causes imbalance and disconnection between mind, body and spirit. Taken to its limit it calls into question the existence of any human being, making him unable to be part of a society. The body is the first place that man inhabits. To be understood in a society and in the outside world alien to him, he should be at peace with himself. “No, la vida es dura; así piensa uno: me voy a Estados Unidos y me voy a dar la gran vida; voy a hacer dinero, pero no, no es tan fácil” ONCE TV MEXICO – MÉXICO Tierra de migrantes. Rosa Lemus // Immigrant.
TO HEAL: the project 7 patios limited by programatic blocks are translated into a sequence of patios where the route triggers the healing process. Each void, with architectural and landscape elements, acquires a special meaning by abstracting the essence of each of the steps required to complete the healing process. The culmination of the system is solved in the deployment of a raised deck relatable as a space between the immigrant and community of “Lechería”, where the immigrant is able to look down and see from a different perspective the process that he just completed and that others are making. This rooftop is designed for public use, in which people from “Lechería” can be in touch with immigrants in a neutral space which aims to dispel prejudices and barriers promoting harmonious coexistence with the members of the community.
SUFFERING If you are of physical and emotional abuse, follow the road to the Healing Shelter.
a. Entrance hall and storage for luggage and backpacks. b. Principalâ€™s office, legal department and administrative. Nursing, bathrooms and room for volunteers. c. Storage room for general maintenance. d. Public restrooms and two for workshops. e. Community room, kitchen and dining room. f. Dormitory for men, women and childrenâ€™s bedrooms. g. Bathrooms for men and women. h. Chapel Healing Patios
HEALING PATIOS 1. reflection
REFLECTION Recognize the origin of your suffering from your own perspective. Look at the mirrors surrounding you and remember who you are and where youâ€™re going.
RESOLUTION Discharge all your containedemotions, leave them on the walls. Laugh, cry, shout, paint, etc.
ENLIGHTENMENT Notice the energy that surrounds you. Notice the sunlight coming in through the ceiling, connecting you with your surroundings.
REALITY Understand your existance on earth.Watch the sky, the ground and your walking trail that you leave when you walk across the earth.Now you can dwell.
EMPTINESS At this point, you are an empty container ready to receive new and positive energy.
ASCENDING Know that your goals and dreams are achievable. Nothing stops you, there are no boundaries or prejudices. When you are ready, simply walk to the exit.
COMMUNITY Exit and climb to the rooftop. Walk through the gardens and take a look down to the shelterâ€™s healing patios, look at the people like you who have suffered and going through the healing stages that you just completed. Feel safe, this place is yours. You are now able to make a decision on which way to go.
Architecture as a means to heal the immigrantÂ´s soul.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Academic// Cátedra Blanca CEMEX // 2012 Location: Monterrey, México
Located in the heart of Monterrey, the new School of Civil Engineering is intended to offer the students the opportunity have an integrated education that combines architecture, nature, recognizes the city’s history, etc. The school is designed to function as a public plaza that opens directly with the downtown’s streets and serves as a place of entertainment and cultivation for people walking by. Students and civilians get to share the school’s common areas like the library and cafeteria, encouraging the creation of community and identity for the people of Monterrey.
CROSS SECTION a. Downtown square b. Public library c. Café d. Restaurant e. Common plaza f. Classrooms g. Workshop’s patio h. Parking lot
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BERKELEYâ€™S SECTION ALONG THE CREEK
STRAWBERRY CREEK WATERSHED
Berkeley encloses a great range of scenarios that together give the city an essence of variety and diversity. By walking along the Strawberry Creek, one can notice a dramatic change of atmospheres produced by boundaries that abruptly break the constant flow of the perception of the city ad a unified whole.
Each element represents a specific region and become the main composers of a new pathway along the Strawberry Creek that is intended to be the new pedestrian spine that unifies it all.
By mapping and categorizing each different region attached to the Creek different elements/materials are synthesized.
Strawberry Creek Park
10 mapped regions
[IN]Land Summer Program// College of Environmental Design // 2012 Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
ELEMENTS MAPPED LANDFILL INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD I STRAWBERRY CREEK PARK NEIGHBORHOOD II DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
C ONC EP T MODEL
MEMORIAL STADIUM BOTANICAL GARDENS
COMPOSITION PALETTE FOR THE PATHWAY’S LANDSCAPE