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SELECTED WORKS MARTA LLOR mllor@upenn.edu

Professional Development + Programming Chair PennDesign Women in Architecture M.Arch Candidate | University of Pennsylvania | 2020 (312) 307-9133


MARTA LLOR CONTACT

ACHIEVEMENTS + AWARDS

mllor@upenn.edu 312.307.9133

Honorable Mention Schenck-Woodman Competition | University of Pennsylvania Scholarship John W Macguire Fellowship Fund | University of Pennsylvania SCE Honors | Parsons School of Design

i Jan. 2018 2017-2020 2017

Awarded to a graduating student for outstanding contribution to the School of Constructed Environments

Dean’s BFA Scholarship | Parsons School of Design EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA Master of Architecture Certificate in Urban Design

2020

Parsons School of Design | New York, NY BFA Architectural Design with Honors Minor in Creative Entrepreneurship

2017

LEADERSHIP + ACTIVITIES

Architectural Intern May 2016 - Feb.2017 GRT Architects | New York, NY . Began schematic design process sketching and digitally modeling . Made client presentations and project mood boards . Digitalized drawings, sketches and measured sites . Drew and filed construction drawings with the DOB . Led project on Walker Zanger Kaza Tile design competition Volunteer Summer 2017 Center For Architecture | New York, NY . Guided high school students through a two-week studio project . Led architectural drawing, modeling, and critical thinking workshops Interior Design Intern Summers 2012, 2013, Luis Victori Design Lab | Chicago, IL . Began schematic design process sketching and digitally modeling . Assisted in picking out sample materials . Digitalized drawings, sketches and measured sites

SKILLS

2014-2017

Professional Development + Programming Chair | PWIA 2017-current PennDesign Women in Architecture . Organize tours and portfolio reviews at firms in New York and Philadelphia . Reach out to professionals and coordinate events . Collaborate on organization of [Re]Activate Symposium Laser Cutter Technician | PennDesign FabLab Operate and trouble-shoot laser cutters

2017-current

Student Member | AIA New York Women in Architecture committee

2014-current

Junior Class Representative | Parsons Student Council Liaison between the Dean, student council and fellow classmates

2015-2016

Standards Chair Alpha Xi Delta| Purdue University Helped enforce and re-shaped bylaws of the fraternity

2013-2014

DIGITAL Rhinoceros | Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | Grasshopper | V-Ray Revit | Dynamo | BlueBeam | Maya | 3DS Studio Max | AutoCad FABRICATION Architectural Drawings | Model Making | Sketching 3D Printing | Laser Cutting | CNC | Rendering Imperial Units | Metric System | Fluent in English, Spanish + Catalan


PROJECTS

PROFESSIONAL

ACADEMIC

GRT Architects

Graduate . Polymorphic ID

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. Design

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. Colonize Penn Museum

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. Technical Drawings

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. PopDrop

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. Kaza Tile Design

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Undergraduate

MIXED MEDIA

. Interstitiality

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. Mind the Gap

13

. Healing Garden

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. Model-making

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ABOUT MARTA Growing up in Barcelona has helped shape the way I view design. From great gathering spaces to personal details, the way in which history meets the needs of modern people have intrigued and inspired my design processes. My architectural projects thus far have had an inquisitive approach to what it means to design for people and question the realities of the built environments that surround us. The following projects encompass the progression of my idologies and theories, and anticipate the future of my designs.


POLYMORPHIC ID POLYMORPHIC ID

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Perspective Axonometric


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POLYMORPHIC ID

What if the colonized reclaimed their space?

Penn Museum, Philadelphia. PennDesign, Fall 2017 Polymorphic ID aims to further the conversation about Native American colonization and endurance through the exploration of cartography, storytelling and the re-introduction of native species of flora to the Penn Museum. The project engages in thoughtful critique of colonial practices, particularly the imact they have had on Native American peoples. Through a variety of programs ranging from the reintegration of Native American Species to storytelling, Polymorphic ID aims to bring awareness to the injustices perpetrated by colonial powers and their legacy in educational institutions. Through the spatial tactic of non-directional space the building takes shape. Various surfaces create confounding circulation paths without the need for corridors allowing for inter-programmatic influence. These paths are changing, chaotic within their own parametrized order. Advertisement for Architecture

Rooms:No Vacancy - FAKAA + MAIO

Warsaw Museum - Christian Kerez

Moriyama House - SANAA

Villa Schor - OKGDVS

Kanagawa Institute - Junja Ishigami

Non-Directional Space Precedent Studies


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POLYMORPHIC ID

Program Overlay Plan

Intuitive Plan

Intuitive Section


POLYMORPHIC ID

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Through the consistent programmatic alteration, an ecology of dynamic, hybrid programs emerges which can be shifted and rearranged. The absence of permanence creates a stark contrast to the museum, which reinforces the ideology that histories are ever-changing. The project intersects through the museum’s façade, blurring the threshold from interior to exterior spaces, and museum and polymorphic spaces. Polymorphic ID is engages the public in a critique of the static practices of representation Western institutions exhibit, while educating the users about Native American stories.

Exploded Axonometric


POLYMORPHIC ID

Ground Floor Plan

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Second Floor Plan


POLYMORPHIC ID

Longitudinal Section

Latitudinal Section

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INTERSTITIALITY

COMPREHENSIVE SITE ANALYSIS

<10

TRAFFIC DENSITY - PEOPLE PER DAY

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100

300

500

1,000

CIRCULATION DENSITY - PEOPLE PER DAY

40,000

1.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

AREA AVERAGE F.A.R.

-15ft

195ft

TOPOGRAPHY

<100

10,000

75,000

100,000

PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE

Site Analysis


INTERSTITIALITY

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Marble Hill, New York. Parsons, Fall 2016 Thresholds are interpreted as sensory barriers that produce connections. These thresholds evolve to become sequences defined by their in-between. The ephemerally detached nature of the site prompts the evolution of space that creates new dynamic relationships of program, context, materiality and circulation. In Interstitiality, thresholds act as facilitators of sequential transitions that create a new reality of built environments. The neighborhood becomes a threshold itself that is reclaimed by its inhabitants through a sequence of singular spaces that capture and connect the site to its context. The relationship between threshold typology and its urban morphology create a new urban fabric. Through the isolation, analysis and superimposition of intersections, density nuclei, adjacencies, visuals and disjunctions of each threshold, a taxonomy of thresholds is created to introduce program.

Materialization of Thresholds

Taxonomy of Thresholds


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INTERSTITIALITY + SUBSIDIZED HOUSING RESIDENTIAL PUBLIC SPACE COMMERCIAL

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WORSHIP EDUCATION

SPATIAL

LINGUISTIC

HEALTH

USES

ISOLATION

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+

-

-

TRAFFIC

DENSITY

DENSITY

POPULATION

Site Analysis Diagrams


INTERSTITIALITY

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Longitudinal Section

Subway Connection Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan


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INTERSTITIALITY

Library View

Market View

Garden View


INTERSTITIALITY

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Interstitiality is a sequence of small moments that become part of a bigger whole. Each programmatic instance represents a piece of the community that is lacking, making the project a bridge of identities between residents and commuters. Interstitiality becomes a sequence of events, density, light, voids, elevations, and thresholds.

Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye View


MIND THE GAP

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1/8” = 1’-0” Model


YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC

1810

YARD

1811

MIND THE GAP

YARD

1833

Manhattan, New York. Parsons, Spring 2016

IMMIGRATION INFLUX

1840

CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

1849

1836

NO HOUSING PAST 14TH ST

25'

Collaborator: Sunjam Kaur

Through the analysis of housing typologies opportunities arise to develop modern solutions in order to preserve existing typologies, through the addition of housing.

1863

30,000 HOMELESS KIDS

1870

DIPHTERIA EPIDEMIC

1875

PERPETUAL FEVERS 27% CHILD MORTALITY

1883

NO HOUSING PAST 42TH ST

1867

Mind the Gap proposes an alternative to destruction; establishing a methodology of preservation and addition of housing to the existing typologies.

TUBERCULOSIS EPIDEMIC

25'

1879

100'

YARD

The new typology develops a socio-economical fabric based on connecting points and networks that attenuates the housing crisis through the re-imagining of the existing typologies.

INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC

SYPHILLIS OUTBREAK

SETTLEMENT HOUSING 53'

1901

2/3 OF NEW YORKERS LIVE IN TENEMENTS

POLIO EPIDEMIC WORLD WAR I

TUBERCULOSIS WARDS OPEN

1916

1934

53'

NEW YORK STATE TENEMENT ACT

1907

1919

25'

OLD LAW TENEMENT

1890

TYPHOID EPIDEMIC

100'

YARD

PRE-OLD LAW

1886

Elevator Systems Analysis

25'

OUTHOUSES

1862 DRAFT RIOTS

100'

INSTITUTIONS FOR THE POOR

1857

The history of housing in New York City is intricately intertwined with the city’s history of health. Access to affordability, light and ventilation have been central components to shaping the city’s architecture.

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GRIDIRON TYPOLOGY

1929 1938

FIRST ZONING RESOLUTION

100'

50'

MULTIPLE DWELLING LAW

FIRST BUILDING CODE 100'

WORLD WAR II SMALL POX

POOR STREET SANITATION

Building Systems Analysis

INFECTUOUS DISEASES MOSTLY CONTROLLED

200,000 HOUSING UNITS DESTROYED

1940 1946

1960

1965

AIDS EPIDEMIC.

1980

ASTHMA ON THE RISE

1990

5X MORE HOMELESS FAMILIES THAN 1900

YARD

YARD

1950 1961

Sewage System Analysis Main Facade

Building Codes Analysis

LOW INCOME MEDIAN $10,000/YR HIGH INCOME MEDIAN $200,000/YR

SLUM CLEARANCE 50'

NEW ZONING RESOLUTION

1968

BUILDING CODE

1976

WINDOWGUARDS

2000 SMOKE-FREE NYC

100'

GENTRIFICATION

2003 2008

BUILDING CODE

2014

BUILDING CODE

2010

2016

ZONING FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY

Chronology of Housing and Health in NYC


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MIND THE GAP

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Form follows a rigorous sequence of adaptation through light and air studies. The sequence can be applied to each individual typological object as a methodology of design.

Existing Building

Each apartment is comprised of two floors, each situated in a different face of the building in order to maximize space, light and ventilation to promote healthy living.

B

B

Light Informs Facade

Typical 2nd Floor Plan A

SCALE 1/8” = 1’- 0”

A

Egress

Interior Circulation

B

B

Peripheral Courtyards

Intuitive Plan

Typical 1st Floor Plan

Form Diagram A

SCALE 1/8” = 1’- 0”


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MIND THE GAP PRIVATE PROGRAM

SUSTAINABILITY TAX INCENTIVES RAINWATER COLLECTION STRUCTURE SYSTEM

SEMI-PRIVATE PROGRAM

+ COMMUNITY SPACES

PRIVATE PROGRAM

SEMI-PRIVATE PROGRAM

+ COMMUNITY SPACES

ZONING FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY

2 PRESERVATION OF 3 HOUSING

EXISTING PRIVATE UNITS

0% DISPLACEMENT OF RESIDENTS

ENTRANCE GARDEN

+ PRIVATE UNITS

Circulation & Policy Diagram


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HEALING GARDEN Union Square, New York. Spring 2017. The Healing Garden, inspired by the Maggie’s Centre typologies, acts as a bridge between physiological and psychological healing. This project is born through a Medicinal Plan Garden that cultivates therapeutic plants, some of which are used as a base for modern medicine. The Tea Cafe on the promenade uses the plants from the Garden to educate the public about their various uses. Changing slopes throughout the promenade allows users to experience different walking rhythims at certain moments, creating programmatic distinctions. The promenade leads to the center in an inviting, gradual dichotomy of public and private spaces. The Healing Garden’s living ecological system helps us build a healthier tomorrow.

1/8” = 1’-0” Model

COUNSELING 10’-0”

Site & Floor Plan

1/8” = 1’-0” Model


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Library View

Interior Garden View


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COLONIZE PENN MUSEUM Penn Museum, Philadelphia. PennDesign, Fall 2017 Collaborators: Lee Joonsung, Li Yujie, Shen Mo, Tynx Taneja CPM is a pavilion for the protest and rebuttal to the treatment of non-Western objects by museums and institutions that decontextualize them to be presented in a removed backdrop. The project colonizes the colonizer - the Penn MuseumInterrupting the circulation and forcing visitors into the pavilion to gain a different perspective before they continue on their journey through the museum. Inside the pavilion, pages of Native American â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;boarding schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; books are for the public to read while a projection reflects the struggles of Native Americans to free themselves from the grasp of colonial powers in the United States. The pavilion was constructed at half scale with re-usable plastic and felt for a M.Arch first year display.

1:2 Model

Render

Module Aggregation

Program Analysis


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POPDROP East Parkside, Philadelphia. Spring 2017 Honorable Mention - Shenck-Woodman Competition Collaborator: David Forero PopDrop is a community-sustained ecosystem of little libraries that rehabilitates the neglected streets of East Parkside. Through local organizations the community is mobilized to partake in PopDrops as they emerge from the fragmented built environment of the neighborhood. PopDrop grows as a communal effort to restore the streets of the locality through replacing broken sidewalk tiles with interactive book drops, primarily designed for children. Through the installation of little libraries in broken sidewalk tiles the program provides self-sustainability to the community, engages the residents, helps them author the public environment, and regain agency of the neighborhood.

Action Perspective

Half-scale Model

Exploded Axonometric

Location Analysis


DESIGN | GRT ARCHITECTS

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Brooklyn, New York. May 2016 - February 2017. As part of the team at GRT Architects I was tasked with varying degrees of responsibilities. From pre-schematic design to construction documents I was able to explore a wide range of phases of the design process and learn about professional practices. The projects I worked on included a new construction single-family house in Millerton, NY, multiple apartment renovations in Manhattan, a house in Brooklyn, and a restaurant renovation in New Haven, CT. My responsibilities included designing a pool, arranging client presentations, creating and editing renders, producing construction drawings, getting vendor quotes, measuring sites, translating sketches into digital drawings and 3D models, designing and overseeing a restaurant up to construction administration phase.

Connecticut Restaurant Entry

Connecticut Restaurant Main Dining Space

Manhattan Apartment Renovation Render

Millerton Single Family Home Render


TECHNICAL DRAWINGS | GRT ARCHITECTS

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Brooklyn, New York. September 2016. My role as an architectural intern allowed me to explore various phases of the design process, including construction drawings and filings with the Department of Buildings. Throughout the process from taking measurements to drafting technical drawings I developed an essential knowledge and familiarity with numerous New York City Building Codes, ADA Standards and other requirements. This knowledge had helped me anchor my academic projects into the realities of our built environment. Through my responsibilities with the firm I was able to further my knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Adobe Suite and become familiar with the construction drawing correction process.

Schedules, Plan, and RCP

Drop Ceiling Plan

Enlarged Plans and Elevations


KAZA TILE DESIGN COMPETITION | GRT ARCHITECTS

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Brooklyn, New York. September 2016. Fluting is one of architectureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest surface embellishments. The Greeks and most who followed treated the flute as a linear element applied to columns or plasters. Kazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique deep-relief capabilities allow us to re-imagine fluting in the form of a tile which can adapt to any surface and whose orientation can vary from the linear. The project tiles, each

is a proposal for a suite of size arrayed in a variety of patterns.

My tasks included design from preliminary to final, dimensioned drawings, renders and presentation composition.

Concave Patterned Flute Array

Individual Tiles Designed

Concave Flute Tile Specifications

Concave Flute Array Detail

Concave Straight Flute Array


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MIXED MEDIA

2014 Spatial Study

2014 Spatial Study

2014 Partial Model

2017 Final Model

2014 Spatial Study

2014 Spatial Study

2017 Final Model

2015 Final Model


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