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ARCHITECTURE WORK SAMPLE MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA FEBRUARY 2014


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

HEALTH OF THE CITY / CONEY ISLAND, NY

PROFESSOR: META BRUNZEMA / MS. ARCH. STUDIO / PRATT INSTITUTE FALL 2013

Academic - A risk-based approach extending the life of the community. The goal is to extend the life of a threaten Coney Island by the ongoing sea level rise and storm surge, but taking it as an opportunity to create conditions that extend the life of the community. This proposal grows into resiliency with three chronological phases: A new infrastructural protective boardwalk, a programmatic dam in the creek and the incorporation of water canals on the streets. This Wellness District redefines fitness for all ages by messing with peoples’ habits promoting synergy between the wisdom of the seniors and the energy of the young. The new connectivity of this interventions fosters the exchange of intergenerational information, augmenting the body in a variety of virtual ways, attempting to reconnect what is broken in the peninsula.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

THE INFLUENCE OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY WAY OF LIFE / MONTERREY, MEXICO PROFESSOR: FEDERICO LOPEZ CASTRO / B.ARCH THESIS / UNIVERSITY OF MONTERREY FALL 2007

Academic Under the motto “more ethics & more aesthetics” this work reevaluates the social import of architecture, encompassing the human beahvior and its ideaology, but above all, seeks to make a change in conscience and culture. Using space as a medium, the design contributes in a personal, cultural, social and even political way. Throught scenery, smells, sounds and manipulatable of space, the project is concieved to stimulate the individual.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

THE INFLUENCE OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY WAY OF LIFE / MONTERREY, MEXICO PROFESSOR: FEDERICO LOPEZ CASTRO / B.ARCH THESIS / UNIVERSITY OF MONTERREY FALL 2007

Academic A place where all dwellers feel like part of a community. Where food, shelter and education are equal for every memeber. Where art, architecture and landscape foster imagination and renew the spirit. Where the manipulation of architectural elements allows the inhabitants to satisfy their needs. A balance between the built space and the natural context. Where the public space leads people into a respectful way of life and also encourages a positive relation.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

RE-INHABIT THE 21ST CENTURY: SOCIAL HOUSING FROM THE MODERN PARADIGM / MEXICO CITY. COMPETITION FEBRUARY 2013

Competition “Society needs a good image of itself. That is the job of the architect”. (Walter Gropius) This proposal readdresses the current problem of social housing in Mexico, also pretends to use its underlying principle as a testing ground for new ways of conceiving affordable solutions in other geographical locations. An analysis of the range of family members and their potential growth, lend to a proposal that allows certain flexibility by the manipulation of space and variety of possibilities. At a bigger scale the facilities themselves are public space, integrating context with inner space.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

PUNTO CENTRAL TOWER / SAN PEDRO, GARZA GARCIA, NL, MEXICO OFFICE: IN COLLABORATION WITH LANDA ARQUITECTOS MARCH 2008

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Professional This project is a collaboration while working for the the architectural firm Landa Arquitectos, and it’s the second phase of a Master Plan contemplating a series of mixed-use buildings situated in San Pedro Garza García, México.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

16 X 16 MODULE/ ALLENDE, NUEVO LEON

IN COLLABORATION WITH FEREDICO LOPEZ CASTRO AUGUST 2008

Built The 16x16 module is a project carried out after my undergraduate studies collaboration with my faculty advisor Dr. Federico L贸pez Castro. The purpose was to explore a system and material of uncommon use in Mexico in order to create a habitable space that could fit in several contexts. The design takes advantage of wood麓s standardized English system of measurement in order to modulate the structure and minimize materials. This research lead us to create two full-scale prototypes in the natural context of Allende, Nuevo Le贸n, Mexico.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

EMBEDDED IN FORM / FINANCIAL DISTRICT, MANHATTAN, NY

PROFESSOR: WILLIAM MCDONALD, ROBERT CERVEILLONE / MS. ARCH. STUDIO / PRATT INSTITUTE SUMMER 2013

Academic Qualitative properties around the site are found and designated in order to measure them with topographical maps that allows connection from the financial district to the new Pier and heliport on the water front. Features of the Minimal Surfaces shape themselves based on the cultures living in the area embedding time and program which therefore creates scenarios that reflects the potential of each quality into cultures and physical space enhancing social interaction. Its ability to adapt in both high and low range, inflects the form adapting through time and space.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA

AG HOUSE/ MONTERREY, MEXICO PROJECT JULY 2009

Project Within the context of an industrialized metropolis, this 2,450 sq ft. house not only functionally solves the particular needs of the individuals, but responds to its economical and social milieu. For almost a century, steel, glass and brick have propelled and shaped the city Monterrey, Mexico. The house provides a comfortable and stimulating space through passive ventilation systems, double-height areas and strategically positioned large windows facing the moutains and main views.The groundfloor features an open plan in order to make optimum use of the limited space.


MARIO GONZALEZ BARRERA PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

SAMPLE FROM ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

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FALL 2013

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Built These set of drawings are a sample of selected works created for construction purposes in different architectural firms. A constant communication with people involved in the design and fabrication process helped to feedback into this drawings accordingly to be ready to be taken to site. PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT


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