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CV / Work Samples_ 2008-2010

Index CV _ pag 01 Work Samples _ pag 02-09 Academic Research _ pag 10-17

Maria Pรกez CV / Work Samples mbpaez@gmail.com Phone: +44 (0) 7964591560 http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapaez


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CV

Maria Páez

Address: 43, Dorset Road. Top Floor Flat SW8 1EH. London, UK Nationality: Spanish / Venezuelan Date of Birth: 16.01.85 Occupation Field: Architecture and Urban Design Landscape Architecture

mbpaez@gmail.com Phone: +44 (0) 7964591560 http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapaez http://issuu.com/mbpaez/docs/worksamples

Projects Summary

Work Description

Benghazi’s International Trade Fair, Museum Tower, Libya. Tripoli’s Supreme Court Building, Libya. HB-BX High Bridge competition, NY, USA. Longchan Square and surrounding key area development, Longgang City, China. Monks housing development competition, Bresanone, Italy. Xsite, City of Entertainment, nightclub and retail pavilion, Lido di Jesolo, Italy. Kolping housing development competition. Kufstein, Aurtria. Observatorium: Centre for observation, production and nature. Academic research. Diagram logics on urban scales. Case Study: North area of Mérida, Venezuela.

2009 / 2010_ Parrit Leng_London, UK. Architectural Assistant, 3D Visualizer Description: Architectural assistant, key 3D Visualizer and Model fabrications in mayor Urban and Landscape proposals for Tripoli’s Supreme Court Building and Benghazi’s International Trade Fair, Libya. Location: Parritt Leng_London, UK. www.parrittleng.com

Academic research. National Students Biennale Carlos Raul Villanueva.

2008_ Ground Lab_London, UK.

Language Proficiency Basic Knoledge

English:

IELTS Score 7.5

Spanish:

Mother Tong

Proficient

Expert

Architectural and Urban Designer Description: Urban and Landscape designer for First and Second stage of the award wining project: Longchan Square and surrounding Key area development, Longgang City, China www.groundlab.org

French:

2007 / 2008_Plasma Studio_London, UK.

Italian:

Architectural Designer Description: Key designer for several competitions and award wining projects

Japanese:

2007 Internship Training Description: Training experience in design development for several competitions based projects as well as ongoing projects. www.plasmastudio.com

Software Proficiency Basic Knoledge

Proficient

Expert

_ Graphic Editing

2007_ Designer and Curator Adobe Acrobat Professional Adobe Ilustrator Adobe Photoshop

_Generative Modeling Scripting Grasshopper Processing

Description: Main Curator for the 10ths National Student Biennial Award Carlos Raul Villanueva and the First Deans National Student Award. Strategic Planning of the works display and disposition, managing and organizing staff of ten people. ULA _ Mérida, Venezuela.

2005 / 2007_ Teaching Instructor and TI Assistant Description: Academic Guidance and Evaluation on basic Computing Systems Department of Technology, Faculty of Architecture University of the Andes_Mérida, Venezuela.

_3d Modeling Rhinoceros Autodesk 3d Max Autodesk Revit 2009

Education & Training

_2d Drafting 2009 / 2003_ Diploma in Architecture Autodesk AutoCad MicroStation Vector Works

Description: Graduated Cumlaude with Publication Honours. Location: Universidad de los Andes, Mérida Venezuela

2007_ Architctural Project Management

Awards & Presentations

Description: Architecture Training course.Introduction to Course. Architecture Project Inspection and Supervision.Location: FUNDACITE Training Centre. Autodesk and the Technologic Zone of Merida (ZLM0086) certificated training centre. Mérida, Venezuela

2009_ Thesis Publication Award Description: Publication Honours on Final Studio Project: Diseño Responsivo. Desde y hacia la especificidad. Responsive Design. From and towards Specificity. Theoretical and Formal dissertation on contemporary design tools. Diagrammatic and Parametric experimentation on different architecture scales. Location: Universidad de los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela.

2006_ AutoCad 2d / 3d Description: Software TrainingAutodesk Certificated, AutoCAD 2d and 3d drafting and modelling. Location: FUNDACITE Training Centre. Autodesk and the Technologic Zone of Mérida (ZLM0086) certificated training centre. Mérida, Venezuela

2005_ 3D Studio Max Modelling 2006_ Lectures Participant and Lecturer in “Indexing Albarregas” As part of the Group Diagramming Merida. Key Lecture on the SIA (Simposium of Architecture) Location: Mérida, Venezuela.

Personal Description Passionate designer, outspoken, resourceful, creative, laborious worker, avid learner. Acclimated to stressful environments. To view my work samples please visit: http://issuu.com/mbpaez/docs/worksamples

Description: Software Training Location: FUNDACITE Training Centre. Autodesk and the Technologic Zone of Merida (ZLM0086) certificated training centre. Mérida, Venezuela

2003 / 2002 _ Industrial Design Description: Studies in Industrial Design Location: Universidad de los Andes. Mérida Venezuela Note: Further Information regarding Education is available upon request


Plasma Studio_London, UK

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About the project: The Kolping housing development was an invited competition. The project aimed to integrate retail and housing in five stories. The idea for the main plaza was to create an artificial landscape that would connect the parking area with the main building body.

Project: Kolping Housing Development_ Competition Description: Housing and mix-use development Location: Kufstein, Aurtria Date: 24.09.07 Project Scale: 7977.2m2 aprox

South-North View towards main building. Access from parking area. on the right side the cafe and leisure area. Renders by: J. Velazco and Maria Paez

The project included 15 housing units, spaces for cultural and leisure activities alongside with commercial areas. Here the main sections of the 6 stories building. Drawings by: Ulla Hell and Maria Paez.


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Plasma Studio_London, UK

About the project: As part of the complex Xsite, City of entertainment the firm was selected among 12 firms to develop a project on a specific lot within the site. In this case, the idea for the building was use the circulations as a promenade that will surround the Disco and cafĂŠ area.

Project: Xsite Pavilion Description: Nightclub and retail Location: Lido di Jesolo, Italy Date: 20.10.07 Project Scale:1936.47m2 aprox

Expert

The site is located in the Gulf of Venice, near the bay area. The image above is a visual study of the site witch was taken in consideration in the design process Image by: Alexander Oehme.

Floor Plans: Ground floor and First floor. Sections: Transversal and longitudinal sections. Drawings by: Alexander Oehme, Ulla Hell and Maria Paez. The project is shaped by the natural phenomena of site, the surfaces fold to increase natural and artificial light reflection. Three stories in total, roof terrace for the cafe, disco floor and ground floor for shops. Diagrams by: Maria Paez.

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Above a sectional model for the material proposal and budget as part of the second stage of the project. Diagrams by: Alexander Oehme and Maria Paez.


Plasma Studio_London, UK About the project: Awarded second prize, one of the highlights of the project was the use of natural topography to integrate different living units. The final volume shifted according to the natural structure of the site avoiding unnecessary soil removal or infill.

04 Project: Monks Housing Development Description: Housing Location: Bresanone, Italy Date: 15.12.07 Project Scale:5600m2 aprox

The program included the living area located on the north side of the site, on the south side the living area for the monk’s congregation, integrating in its design a heritage wall.Drawings by: Ulla Hell, Alexander Oehme and Maria Paez. Renders by: Holger Kehen


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Ground Lab_London, UK Project: Deep Ground. Urban Design of Longgang Centre Town _ First Prize Description: Urban proposal for Longgang City Location: Longgang Centre Town, Shenzhen. China Date: 05.01.08 Project Scale: 11800m2 aprox

About the project: Within the realm of the Longcheng Square and its surrounding areas, the site is approximately 11.8 km2,. including the banks of Longgang River, subway line 3 and the vicinities of subway stations, the area of Jixiang road and the core area of Longcheng Square.

Intervention Strategies for Urban Villages: geometry studies. Existing Conditions

Diagram by: Maria Paez.

Intervention Strategies

Type A Vehicualar paths Pedestrian paths Public space within the urban village

24%

Main access from streets

38%

Main access from lots

38%

Type B Vehicualar paths Pedestrian paths Public space within the urban village

45%

Main access from streets

17%

Main access from lots

38%

Type C

Studies on Urban Villages: evaluation of main access points and internal circulation patterns, as well as open spaces within the urban villages. Diagrams by: Alejandra Bosh and

Vehicualar paths Pedestrian paths Public space within the urban village

40%

Main access from streets

26%

Main access from lots

Maria Paez.

34%

Type D

Type A Type B

Type C

Type D Vehicualar paths Pedestrian paths

Key Area

Public space within the urban village

37%

Main access from streets

10%

Main access from lots

53%

Type D Type A

Type C

Type B

Main Vehicular and pedestrian Grid Vehicular Paths

Main Access points and public

Pedestrian Paths

Main access from vehicular and pedestrian streets

Studies on Urban Villages: evaluation over urban mobility and walking ratios. Diagrams by: Maria Paez.

Access points from

Public space within the urban village


Ground Lab_London, UK

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About the project: Within the realm of the Longcheng Square and its surrounding areas, the site is approximately 11.8 km2,. including the banks of Longgang River, subway line 3 and the vicinities of subway stations, the area of Jixiang road and the core area of Longcheng Square.

Project: Deep Ground. Urban Design of Longgang Centre Town _ First Prize Description: Urban proposal for Longgang City Location: Longgang Centre Town, Shenzhen. China Date: 05.01.08 Project Scale: 11800m2 aprox

Low density block type 2 to 4 stories

Multiple linear circulation

Medium density block type 4 to 8 stories

The block is design trough the study of several typologies. Being this the first step for the final urban component. Diagrams by: Maria Paez. Parametric massing by: Eduardo Rico

Crossed circulation

High density block type 8 stories and above

Linear circulation

Sections of the proposed Block typology. The component’s section grows in a proportional way indicating the use of mix program. Diagrams by: Maria Paez.


07 About the project: Within the realm of the Longcheng Square and its surrounding areas, the site is approximately 11.8 km2,. including the banks of Longgang River, subway line 3 and the vicinities of subway stations, the area of Jixiang road and the core area of Longcheng Square.

Ground Lab_London, UK Project: Deep Ground. Urban Design of Longgang Centre Town _ First Prize Description: Urban proposal for Longgang City Location: Longgang Centre Town, Shenzhen. China Date: 05.01.08 Project Scale: 11800m2 aprox

The landscape laandscape is design to connect existing green areas with the proposal of gre green belts for the city. The river is one of the main attractors that defines in certain areas the geom metry of the park. Landscape by: Alfredo Ramirez and Maria Paez. Renders by: Alfredo Ramirez. geometry


Ground Lab_London, UK About the project: Within the realm of the Longcheng Square and its surrounding areas, the site is approximately 11.8 km2,. including the banks of Longgang River, subway line 3 and the vicinities of subway stations, the area of Jixiang road and the core area of Longcheng Square.

08 Project: Deep Ground. Urban Design of Longgang Centre Town _ First Prize Description: Urban proposal for Longgang City Location: Longgang Centre Town, Shenzhen. China Date: 05.01.08 Project Scale: 11800m2 aprox

Final images of the proposal. Urban and Key area development. Physical models by: Brendon Carlin, Eduardo Rico and Alejandra Bosh Renders by: J. Velazco, Alfredo Ramirez Landscape by: Alfredo Ramirez and Maria Paez


Academic Work_Merida, Vnzla.

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About the project: Both projects have a small town in the Venezuelan Andes as the site context. The urban pattern study aims to understand the slums rapid growth and its meaning in terms of logistic in urban planing. In the images bellow, a facade study in as part of a research for the establishment of future communities in the Venezuelan Andes

Projects :Urban studies and Living units for “La Puerta� touristic area Description: Several undergraduate studio projects Location: Venezuela Date: 05.01.06 Project Scale: Various

The study of existing housing typology and its reinterpretation was an important part of the design process. Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.

The urban proposal aimed to increase the density of the site maintaining a low rise profile. Each block was thoroughly studied to develop punctual design strategies. Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.


11 About the project: The projects main interest was to introduce and test a novel approach for the design of urban scales. The city being the location of my former school, was a particular interesting site due to its geographical and social character.

Academic Work_Merida,Vnzla Project :Diagram logics on urban scales. Case Study: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Description: Social dynamics study and natural structure study of site Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 19.02.09 Project Scale:3141592.7 m2 aprox Study of the sites topography using slope logic. Each triangulation indicates by area the steepness angle.Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.

Social Dynamics. This indexical model translates statistics on pedestrian movement on to the sites topography. Generating an initial geometrical pattern. Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.


Academic Work_Merida, Vnzla. About the project: The projects main interest was to introduce and test a novel approach for the design of urban scales. The city being the location of my former school, was a particular interesting site due to its geographical and social character.

12 Project :Diagram logics on urban scales. Case Study: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Description: Social dynamics study and natural structure study of site Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 19.02.09 Project Scale: 3141592.7 m2 aprox

Some areas where designated as part of the development scheme. The overall plan aims to mix academic (due to their proximity to the University campus) and diverse social activities in each lot. Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.

Water treatment was also part of the design, by using wetlands and flooding areas in the critical points of pollution along the river. Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.

Due to the steep topography, the landscape design was focused on anti-erosion planting systems. Each slope range was classified and catalogued with possible planting system, land use and section. Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.


13 About the project: The projects main interest was to introduce and test a novel approach for the design of urban scales. The city being the location of my former school, was a particular interesting site due to its geographical and social character.

Birds eye view of the overall site (above). The sections of the landscape where design by slope degree. Each uses a specific technique to decrease the percentage of soil removal (bellow). Design and drawings by : Maria Paez.

Academic Work_Merida,Vnzla Project :Diagram logics on urban scales. Case Study: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Description: Social dynamics study and natural structure study of site Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 19.02.09 Project Scale: 3141592.7 m2 aprox


Academic Work_Merida, Vnzla. About the project: Two parameters where the main focus of the design, program as the guide line for shape and the transition from horizontal into vertical surfaces. The landscape, as the building is understood as a surface that arranges it self leading pedestrians into the main access.

Parametric Facade

Concrete

Glassing

Volume

Landscape

14 Project :Observatorium: Centre for observation, production and nature Description: Academic workshops, public auditorium and office space Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 06.03.09 Project Scale:12237m2 aprox


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Academic Work_Merida,Vnzla

About the project: Two parameters where the main focus of the design, program as the guide line for shape and the transition from horizontal into vertical surfaces. The landscape, as the building is understood as a surface that arranges it self leading pedestrians into the main access.

Project :Observatorium: Centre for observation, production and nature Description: Academic workshops, public auditorium and office space Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 06.03.09 Project Scale:12237 m2 aprox

The parametric tool allowed tree main facade parameter: A glassing facade for broad visibility, an open facade where the concrete strips become a briss-soleil that envelopes the space within and the visibility strips that allow natural light and ventilation in the building.

The tool developed to design the facade was intended to increase and decrease its apertures according to the inner programs. The building becomes a skin that translates the inside to the outside. Creating an interesting dialectic for the users

Design and drawn by : Maria Paez.

Design and drawn by : Maria Paez.


Academic Work_Merida, Vnzla. About the project: Two parameters where the main focus of the design, program as the guide line for shape and the transition from horizontal into vertical surfaces. The landscape, as the building is understood as a surface that arranges it self leading pedestrians into the main access.

The roofs are meant to be wrapping structures that become in some areas vertical. The Gaussian analysis allows to understand the geometry of each roof. Roof plans and Birds eye view of the project on the bottom images. Design and drawn by : Maria Paez.

16 Project :Observatorium: Centre for observation, production and nature Description: Academic workshops, public auditorium and office space Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 06.03.09 Project Scale:12237 m2 aprox


17 About the project: Two parameters where the main focus of the design, program as the guide line for shape and the transition from horizontal into vertical surfaces. The landscape, as the building is understood as a surface that arranges it self leading pedestrians into the main access.

Academic Work_Merida,Vnzla Project :Observatorium: Centre for observation, production and nature Description: Academic workshops, public auditorium and office space Location: North Area of MĂŠrida, Vnzla Date: 06.03.09 Project Scale: 12237 m2 aprox


Maria Pรกez CV / Work Samples mbpaez@gmail.com Phone: +44 (0) 7964591560 http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapaez


CV and Work Samples