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Monica Hernandez Portfolio 08.10


Contact Monica Hernandez mhernandez121@gmail.com / tel 917 553 1485

The focus of my work has been in design and progressive thinking that creates change, emphasizing diversity, and improvement of quality of life. I am very interested in Site Specific projects that reflect the connections between architecture, landscape with an emphasis on service. I was born in Mexico City and have lived in large cities all my life. While most people fear the future of our cities, I see a hope in the challenges we face. It is in projects like this one that I see this hope and an opportunity to learn to rethink way we live, learn, grow our food, and harvest our energy. The outcome of my design is always different; it draws on the historical, artistic, and ecological context of individual sites, and strives to create enriching and environmentally responsible spaces that are at the same time spatially and visually compelling.


MONICA HERNANDEZ PONTON

Monica Hernandez joined Balmori Associates in 2008, where she has been involved in various projects including The United States Institute of Peace, Caja Sol Sevilla, and a private residential home in Bedford New York. She has been responsible in assembling teams and proposals for competitions, and new project developments. An Architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, she has currently completed a Masters in Landscape Design from Columbia University in New York. For the past 7 years has worked in various architectural studios in NY, including the Studio Gaia and Lifeform Ltd, , and in Mexico with Ludens, Higuera +Sanchez and Pascal Arquitectos. Blending architecture and landscape, she has been part of several sustainable and community projects in her native Mexico. In 2002 she was part of a small design team that built the first Permaculture school in Oaxaca, Mexico and has since then collaborated with Architecture for Humanity for the ‘Classroom Open Architecture Challenge.’ Her work has also focused on the new media and public outreach. With Balmori Associates she helped to organize a Public Space forum using Twitter as a medium and participated in several exhibitions and lectures in NY including: ‘Nooks’ Exhibition with Fritz Haeg Dome Colonies X in the San Gabriels at X Initiative Dia Foundation, and ‘Making Public Places THE HUB’ for ConFlux City, festival of Urban Interventions. In 2007 she spoke at ‘Postopolis’ a Lecture series at StoreFront for Art and Architecture and in 2005 was a speaker at the ‘Gel Conference’, Good Experience at The Equitable Center in NY. Her portfolio was chosen to be part of the permanent library at the Van Allen Institute in NY as an example of young emerging talent.

Education

Experience

Master of Landscape Design, Columbia University, New York 2010 Degree in Architecture, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico 2003

Balmori Associates New York Architecture for Humanity ‘Classroom Open Architecture Challenge’ Lifeform Building + Architecture New York

Designer / Marketing

01.08- current

Competition Jury / Ambassador for Mexico 07.09 Landscape Design and Consultation 01.07- current Designer / Marketing Director 09.05 - 11.07 Studio Gaia New York Designer / Marketing Director 07.04 - 07.05 W Hotel Mexico City Concierge 01.04 - 07.04 Cornerstone Management Chicago / Mexico City Administration 06.03 – 01.04 Higuera + Sanchez Mexico City Designer 04.03 – 06.03 Tonantzin Tlalli Institute, Oaxaca, Mexico Designer / Volunteer 09.02 – 03.03 Ludens Taller ( Manoo ) Mexico City Designer 12.01 – 06.02 Pascal Arquitectos Mexico City Designer 07.00 – 06.01 Selected Exhibitions

Selected Lectures Selected Awards

Collaborative Publications

Programs

‘TerreFarm 2010’ experimental Lab to create new prototypes for urban farming with TerreForm 1 Ny- Design Team .10 Portfolio on display as part of Van Allen Institute’s permanent Library- Ny. Designer.10 ‘Nooks’ Exhibition with Fritz Haeg Dome Colonies X , at X Initiative Dia Foundation, NY - Design Team.09 ‘Constantly Variable’ Exhibition with Thomas Navin Architect, The Common Room, NY - Design Team .09 ‘Making Public Places’ Twitter Forum with Diana Balmori, NY - Organizer .09 ‘Making Public Places THE HUB’ ConFlux City, festival of Urban Interventions, NY - Exhibitor .09 ‘Youth in Architecture’ Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City - Exhibitor .99 ‘Postopolis’ Lecture series StoreFront for Art and Architecture, New York - Speaker .07 ‘Gel Conference’, Good Experience, The Equitable Center, New York, - Speaker .05 American Institute of Architects AIA New York - Associate Member - since .05 Certificate in Permaculture Design The Open Center / Tri-State Food Not Lawns, New York .07 Best Social Service Project Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and Delegation Cuajimalpa - Finalist .02 Outstanding Architecture Projects Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City - Winner .98 Outstanding Technical Drawing Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City - Winner .99 ‘MAKING PUBLIC PLACES’ booklet- Publication .09 ‘Tra fiume e città. Paesaggi, progetti, principi di Balmori Diana’- Publication .09 ‘Collection, New Ideas - Library 2.0’ Korea, Bob Magazine - Publication .06 ‘ATK Monografias, Pascal Arquitectos’ - Publication .06 AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design , 3-D Max, Rhino,


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BUILDING AN URBAN LIVING ROOM BALMORI ASSOCIATES

NEW YORK, and ROME, ITALY

BALMORI ASSOCIATES CLIENT The project of the Urban Living Room began in the neighborhood of our LANDSCAPE & URBAN DESIGN office, the Meatpacking District in New York. This historical neighborhood 833 WASHINGTON STREET 2FL Galleria di NEW YORK , NY 10014 has undergone various transformations with the decline of industrial uses: Architettura “come 212 431 9191 The Highline Park opened a new Whitney Museum of American Art will open se”, Rome, Save the WWW.BALMORI.COM in 2012, and various developments are in construction. In the summer of children Foundation 2009 the Meatpacking District Initiative commissioned Balmori Associates and The Meat to propose a new design for the public spaces that the DOT (Department Of Packing District Transportation) had previously assigned forPacking pedestrian We decided Building an Urban Living Room, Meat District,use. Manhattan NY and to Rome ItalyInitiative, NY use non traditionalwith methods come up with the design. Designer, Collaboration Balmorito Associates STATUS We set up an Urban onlineLiving forum withbegan live video feed and though and invited District The project of the Room in the neighborhood of ourtwitter office, the Meatpacking in New York. This historical neighborhood has undergone landscape architect Erik Jong,ofplanner der Valk their 40 WhitneyDesign various transformations with thede decline industrialArnold uses: Thevan Highline Park and opened a new Museumcompleted of Americanin Art will open in 2012, and various devel2009 in NY Dutch are students to discuss public space in American and Initiative European opments in construction. In theurban summer of 2009 the Meatpacking District commissioned Balmori Associates to propose a new design for the public contexts. extended theOf conversation tohad thepreviously neighborhood office by spaces that theWe DOT (Department Transportation) assignedofforour pedestrian use. Weexhibition decided to june/july use non traditional methods to come up with the 2010 in Rome, Italy participating in New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, “Condesign. flux City 2009”, and we also made a video that could be shown in various Weonline set up blogs. an online live video feed and though twitter architect Erik de Jong, planner Arnold van der Valk and their 40 Dutch Inforum Junewith of 2010 Balmori Associates tookand theinvited Urbanlandscape Living Room DESIGN TEAM students discuss urban in AmericanFestival, and European contexts. extended thediconversation the neighborhood of our office by participating in to the to first edition ofpublic Romespace Architecture La Festa dell’We Architettura BalmoritoAssociates New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, “Conflux City 2009”, and we/also made that could beinshown in various online blogs. In June of 2010 Roma. Balmori Associates provided the organization “Civico Zero Save Thea videoRealization Rome: Balmori Associates Urban Living to the first edition of Rome Architecture Festival, LaCivico Festa dell’ Architettura di Roma. Balmori Associates provided Children Italia”took withthe guidelines forRoom the construction of an Urban Living Room. Zero / Save the theThe organization “CivicoRoom Zero / Save The Children Italia”inexpensive with guidelines for interchangeable the construction of an Urban Living Room. Urban Living is made of simple, and Children/ Come Se The Urban Living inexpensive and interchangeable – a base, a pole, a canopy – to perform the functions of planter, shading, elements – a Room base,isamade pole,ofasimple, canopy – to perform the functionselements of planter, space partition, seating, lighting,seating, rainwaterlighting, collector…and even acollector…and birdhouse. Put together, shading, space partition, rainwater even athese components create a public place, a space where one can linger, relax, and just be, a space whichthese puts people in touch with a new nature –place, a naturea which birdhouse. Put together, components create a public spaceincludes us and which we enter into, not as conquerors, but as explorers and companions. where one can linger, relax, and just be, a space which puts people in touch with a new nature – a nature which includes us and which we enter into, not as conquerors, but as explorers and companions.


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES

HUDSON YARDS PARK & BOULEVARD COMPETITION NEW YORK NY

Hudson Yards linear park runs parallel to the Hudson River Park, while connecting the major transportation and cultural hubs of 34th and 42nd streets. The Wild West Side and Low Line Park is where Central Park meets Times Square in an explosion of ecological and programmatic exuberance. Low Line Park is a linear park extending and building upon the concept of the High Line with a new context and form. It is a park of movement that creates an urban leisure infrastructure by joining multiple pieces of program. The diversity and program of Low Line Park grow organically out of the New York City grid, giving form and intensity the park. This pattern of development and its mixed uses serve as a model for Low Line Park as a new kind of linear park, one that is a hyper programmed response to its surrounding development.

CLIENT

BALMORI ASSOCIATES

NYC DDC

LANDSCAPE & URBAN DESIGN 833 WASHINGTON STREET 2FL NEW YORK , NY 10014 212 431 9191 WWW.BALMORI.COM

LOCATION Hudson Yards, NY TOTAL BUDGET $96 million

Low Line Park in the Wild West Side is a collection, a richly textured magic carpet, of parks STATUS that responds to the architecture, infrastructure, topography and ecology to create what we Finalist 2008 term SuperCityPark(s). The park and streetscapes weave through each block, taking on specific character and program accordingly. The park builds off the energy of the city- and is therefore DESIGN TEAM HUDSON YARDS PARK & BOULEVARD COMPETITION York, Ny truly generated by the city. By its nature the park retains and develops its traditionalNew ecological Designer, Collaboration with Balmori Associates, WORK ac Balmori Associates, Inc. functions: habitat creation, stormwater management, species diversity, but it is programmatically Hudson YardsPark, linear park runs to inthe connecting the major Work AC transportation and cultural hubs of 34th dense. Central Bryant Park, Pier parallel 40 rolled up one,Hudson with a tasteRiver of the Park, vibrancywhile and activity Langan Engineering and 42ndSquare streets. Thein Wild West Side and Low Line Park is where Central Park meets Times Square in an explosion of ecological of Times thrown for good measure. L. upon Robertson and programmatic exuberance. Low Line Park is a linear park extending and building theAssociates concept of the High Line with a new Fritzby Haeg context and form. It is a park of movement that creates an urban leisure infrastructure joining multiple pieces of program. The Projects Projects diversity and program of Low Line Park grow organically out of the New York City grid, giving form and intensity the park. This pattern Creative Time

of development and its mixed uses serve as a model for Low Line Park as a new kind of linear park, one that is a hyper programmed response to its surrounding development.


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES

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WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES

BEDFORD HOUSE BEDFORD CORNERS, NY

For this renovation of a 1950’s house in the town of Bedford, we collaborated with Balmori Associates to create a scheme that weaves interior and exterior as well as Main House and Pool House together by juxtaposing materials, surface, and planting. Inside the house’s cedar-clad darker perimeter shell is a refined folded surface made of custom concrete, exterior pavers, and drywall. This internal surface links the multi-leveled interior space and extends the inside out to the Pool House in the back, where it exposes itself fully as a dramatic folded concrete structure. Linking architecture to landscape is a stacked bluestone wall that brackets the Pool House in the lush surrounding landscape. The wall disappears into the hill on one end while slowly folding itself into the pool on the other end. Different types of vegetation create a pattern that continues from front to back of the

SIZE 3200 SF09 STATUS Scheduled Completion November 2009

BALMORI ASSOCIATES LANDSCAPE & URBAN DESIGN 833 WASHINGTON STREET 2FL NEW YORK , NY 10014 212 431 9191 WWW.BALMORI.COM

COST $3.3 Million

house, also taking part in the dynamic landscape of the house.

Bedford House Bedford Corners, NY

Construction Drawings and Administration, Collaboration with Balmori Associates, Joel Sanders Architect For this renovation of a 1950’s house in the town of Bedford, we created a scheme that weaves interior and exterior as well as Main House and Pool House together by juxtaposing materials, surface, and planting. Inside the house’s cedar-clad darker perimeter shell is a refined folded surface made of custom concrete, exterior pavers, and drywall. This internal surface links the multi-leveled interior space and extends the inside out to the Pool House in the back, where it exposes itself fully as a dramatic folded concrete structure. Linking architecture to landscape is a stacked bluestone wall that brackets the Pool House in the lush surrounding landscape.


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES

KEY

BOTANICAL NAME

COMMON NAME

Bp Cf Ps Ts

TREES Betula papyrifera Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' Pinus strobus Tsuga canadensis SHRUBS

Paper Birch, Canoe Birch 12-14 ft, B&B Flowering Dogwood 12-14 ft, B&B White Pine 16-18 ft, B&B Hemlock 16-18 ft, B&B

SIZE

RJ

Rhododendron 'Joseph Hill'

Sh Pj

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff ' PERENNIALS, GRASSES AND BULBS

Af

Athyrium filix-femina

Lady Fern

gallon

145

12" o.c.

An Ax

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Japanese Painted Fern Japanese Anemone

1 gallon 1 gallon

65 13

12" o.c. 12" o.c.

CM

Crocus Large Flowering Mix

Crocus

top size bulbs

600

as placed by designer

Dp De Ep Hm Hx Hs IP

Dennstaedtia punctioba Dicentra eximea 'Alba' Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' Hakonechloa macra Helleborus x hybridus (syn. orientalis) Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' Iris sibirica 'Caesar'

Hay Scented Fern Fringed Bleeding Heart Purple Coneflower Hakone Grass Hellebore, Lenten Rose Siebold Plantain Lily Purple Siberian Iris

1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 1-2 gallon 1 gallon

565 46 31 354 68 25 11

as per plan 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 24" o.c. 12" o.c.

Lm Ls

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'

Lilyturf Silver Dragon Lilyturf

1 gallon 1 gallon

144 100

12" o.c. 12" o.c.

Ss

Scilla sibirica

Siberian Squill

topsize bulbs

4000

as placed by designer

Tg

Trillium grandiflorum

White Trillium

quarts

145

12" o.c.

He

Heuchera Plum Pudding

103

12" o.c.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Coral Bells Cranesbill. Bigroot Geranium

quarts

Gm

quarts

117

12" o.c.

Tisbury (Polly Hill 2-3 gallon Hybrid), Groundcover Sweetbox 2 gallon Dorothy Wyckoff Pieris 7 gallon

QUANTITY SPACING

14 3 2 3

as per plan as per plan as per plan as per plan

467

22" o.c.

358 52

15" o.c. 30" o.c. B

NOTES

place with landscape designer place with landscape designer place with landscape designer place with landscape designer

42 spread through each rock outcropping V.I.F. with Landscape Designer

300 spread through each rock outcropping V.I.F. with Landscape Designer

1000 spread through each rock outcropping V.I.F. with Landscape Designer 42 spread through each rock outcropping V.I.F. with Landscape Designer

Key plants in green have had the quantities changein this revision plants in blue have been added to selection in this revision

Plants that have been removed from selection Bt Bs

Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata

Barberry cultivar Gloden Boxwood

5 gallon 7 gallon

70 8

24" o.c. 30" o.c.

AfC

Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo Pink and White'

Columbine

1 gallon

30

as placed by designer

Ai Al IW Lx Nf Op Po Pv

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' Aster laevis 'Bluebird' Iris sibirica 'White Sails' Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' Nepeta faasenii 'Six Hills Giant' Ophiopogon japonicus Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Swamp Milkweed Bluebird Smooth Aster White Siberian Iris Shasta Daisy Catmint Mondo Grass Pink Fountain Grass Switch Grass

1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 1 gallon 2 gallon 2 gallon

35 11 24 34 50 240 121 122

12" o.c. 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 12" o.c. 24" o.c. 24" o.c.

2 groups of 15 in front bands of plants.


BALMORI ASSOCIATES

WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES

United States Institute of Peace Washington, DC

The Peace Institute’s landscape is designed as a garden; a garden that surrounds a circular foyer for groups to gather at the front of the Peace and Education Center. This foyer is contained, first of all, by semicircular benches which curve inwards around a long table with individual stools; contained beyond by “living walls” which separate the space from the two busy streets which intersect at its corner. The living walls are undulating walls of concrete which flow through the gardens and paths at various angles and heights. These inclined walls are draped with plants or contain pockets of planting. In several places they allow water to run down them and are lighted. These living walls serve several functions. They serve, first, as a line of security around the building’s perimeter. Second, they hide the constant movement of traffic around the two main streets by the site. Third, because they are planted they give the sense of a broader, thicker surface increasing the sensed distance from the traffic.

CLIENT

Flowering trees and perennials add their color and texture to the enclosure in white and purple. White as a symbol of peace and as a reassertion of the white color of the wing-like roof of Moshe Safdie’s building. Purple, used with restraint, to set up the white more dramatically. The plants have been also chosen for scent, so that visitors are enveloped in perfume, color and water once they enter the precinct. Beyond the circular foyer, the public passes by the edge of the terrace which fronts the building but which you can enter only from the inside. The edge of the terrace allows for a view at the exhibition space below. The terrace itself is an extension of the Great Hall within. At this point the visitor has dramatic views of the atrium and its translucent hovering roof above. As the public ascends toward the entrance there are also long views toward the Institute’s gardens to the west.

In Design

United States Institute of Peace Washington, DC

United States Institute of Peace 1200 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20036

SIZE

114,300 sf

STATUS COST Withheld

REFERENCE Paul Gross Moshe Safdie & Associates 100 Properzi Way Somerville, MA 02143

Construction Drawings and Administration, Collaboration with Balmori Associates,Moshe Safdie & Associates The Peace Institute’s landscape is designed as a garden; a garden that surrounds a circular foyer for groups to gather at the front of the Peace and Education Center. This foyer is contained, first of all, by semicircular benches which curve inwards around a long table with individual stools; contained beyond by “living walls” which separate the space from the two busy streets which intersect at its corner. The living walls are undulating walls of concrete which flow through the gardens and paths at various angles and heights. These inclined walls are draped with plants or contain pockets of planting. In several places they allow water to run down them and are lighted. These living walls serve several functions. They serve, first, as a line of security around the building’s perimeter. Second, they hide the constant movement of traffic around the two main streets by the site. Third, because they are planted they give the sense of a broader, thicker surface increasing the sensed distance from the traffic..


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES

CajaSol Sevilla Seville , Spain

Designer, Construction drawings Collaboration with Balmori Associates

The central idea behind the landscape design for Caja Sol Sevilla is to create a shaded and cool path, with sounds and vapors of water, and variations in the degree of shade and shadows. The project is located in the south of the Isla of Cartuja, and is composed of a central square and two terraces on commercial podiums. The square is defined by the podiums that run north-south, which concentrate pedestrian activity and protected the plaza from the sun.


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN BALMORI ASSOCIATES


project architect WORK EXPERIENCE / ARCHITECTURE LIFEFORM LTD

construction of sound issolating AC enclosure with ipe wood strips

ipe bridge and japanese pond

stone and iris moss in landscape

view of stage

floorplan

Lifeform Ltd, 69 Bank Street Roofdeck Garden Project

white pine used as focal point in garden

West Village , Manhattan NY , Project Architect Management and supervision of Roofdeck Garden with Japanese accents created for a family of 6 in the West Village.

69 Bank Street Roofdeck Garden West Village , Manhattan NY

Project Architect, Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd Drawing and Construction Administration of Roofdeck Garden with Japanese accents created for a family of 6 in the West Village.


competitions / design team WORK EXPERIENCE / ARCHITECTURE LIFEFORM LTD

analysis of alley

vocabulary

composition in playfields

primary elements

frame

entrance

elevations bridge

hall

mysterious passage

ascending

hovering

nesting

plaza

sections

Interior view

areal view view into playfield with exhibition space

Lifeform Ltd, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Competition

Jerusalem City, Isreal , Design Team A new addition to the Bezalel Academy of the arts is composed of two twin buildings made of 60% jerusalem stone and an open plaza . Bezalel Academy of Arts Design Jerusalem City, Isreal Its elements are directly relatedand to fragments of theCompetition city. Design Team, Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd A new addition to the Bezalel Academy of the arts is composed of two twin buildings made of 60% jerusalem stone and an open plaza . Its elements are directly related to fragments of the city.


competitions competitions/ /design designteam team WORK EXPERIENCE / ARCHITECTURE LIFEFORM LTD WORK EXPERIENCE WORK EXPERIENCE/ /COMPETITIONS COMPETITIONS picnic area picnic area

competitions competitions/ /design designteam team

childrens area childrens area picnic area picnic area

childrens area childrens area

Publication Publication in in BOB BOB magazine magazine view viewfrom frompublic publicplaza plaza

Lifeform LifeformLtd, Ltd,Library Library2.0 2.0““the theCulture CultureYard” Yard”Competition Competition Helsinger , Denmark, Helsinger , Denmark,Design DesignTeam Team AnAn interactive library interactive librarythat thatfeeds feedsononthe theinformation informationofofitsitsusers usersand andgives givesoptions optionsback backtotothe thecommunity. community.

Library 2.0 “ the Culture Yard” Competition Helsinger , Denmark Design Team, Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd Competition Library 2.0 “ “the Yard” Library 2.0 theCulture Culture Yard” CompetitionHelsinger Helsinger, ,Denmark Denmark

Publication Publication in BOB magazine

view viewfrom frompublic publicplaza plaza

Lifeform Ltd, Library 2.0 ““Ltd the Competition Lifeform Ltd,that Library 2.0 theofCulture Culture Yard” Competition An interactive library feeds onLifeform the information its users and Yard” gives options back to the community. Design Team, Collaboration with Design Team, Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd

Helsinger , Denmark, Design Team Helsinger , Denmark, Design Teamononthe An interactive library that An interactive library thatfeeds feeds theinformation informationofofits itsusers usersand andgives givesoptions optionsback backtotothe thecommunity. community. AnAn interactive library interactive librarythat thatfeeds feedsononthe theinformation informationofofitsitsusers usersand andgives givesoptions optionsback backtotothe thecommunity. community.

view from from ocean ocean view

TsunamiMemorial MemorialCompetition CompetitionNorway Norway Tsunami

sectionofofmemorial memorial section

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LifeformLtd, Ltd,Tsunami TsunamiMemorial MemorialCompetition Competition Lifeform

Norway, Design Team A memorial rememberthethehundreds hundredsthat thatdied diedininthe thetsunami tsunamiuses useswater watervapor vaportotocreate creatememory memoryand andspace space A memorial to to remember

view from from ocean ocean view


project development / visualization

project development / /visualization project development / visualization WORK EXPERIENCE / PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORK EXPERIENCE ARCHITECTURE / PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LIFEFORM LTD

project development / visualization WORK EXPERIENCE / PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Lifeform Ltd, Pataya Bay Condominiums Patay Bay, Thailand, Project Visualization Pataya Bayalong Condominiums Patay Bay, Thailand Lifeform Condominiums This development spreads Ltd, aPataya narrow lot in Bay the Pataya Bay of Thailand and includes luxury amenities. Project Visualization, and Development. Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd

Lifeform Ltd, Pataya Bay Condominiums

Pataya Bay Pataya Bay, Thailand Patay Bay, Condominiums Thailand, Project Visualization

Thisdevelopment development spreads a narrow in the Pataya Bay and includes Project This Visualization, and Development. Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd of spreads alongalong a narrow lot in thelot Pataya Bay of Thailand andThailand includes luxury amenities.aseries of outdoor pools, courts and luxury amenities. Patay Bay, Thailand, Project This development spreads along a narrow lot Visualization in the Pataya Bay of Thailand and includes a series of outdoor pools, courts and luxury amenities.

Lifeform Ltd, Pataya Bay Condominiums Patay Bay, Thailand,This Project Visualization spreads along a narrow lot in the Pataya Bay of Thailand and includes luxury amenities. development Pataya Bay Condominiums Patay Bay, Thailand Lifeform Condominiums This development spreads Ltd, along aPataya narrow lot in Bay the Pataya Bay of Thailand and includes luxury amenities. Project Visualization, and Development. Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd

Lifeform Ltd, Pataya Bay Condominiums

Patay Bay, Thailand, Project Visualization Thisdevelopment development spreads a narrow in the Pataya Bay of and includes This spreads alongalong a narrow lot in thelot Pataya Bay of Thailand andThailand includes luxury amenities.aseries of outdoor pools, courts and luxury amenities.

Patay Bay, Thailand, Project Visualization This development spreads along a narrow lot in the Pataya Bay of Thailand and includes luxury amenities.

living area kitchen

living area kitchen

areal view areal view

living area kitchen

living area kitchen

bathroom

bathroom

areal view areal view

lobby lobby

kitchen

bathroom

bathroom N7 “The Modern Williamsburg” Apartments Brooklyn, NY kitchen

building building

areal view

lobby lobby

Project Visualization, and Development. Collaboration with Lifeform Ltd A nine Loft apartment building in the trendy Williamsburg area.

Lifeform Ltd, N7 “The Modern Williamsburg” Apartments Lifeform Ltd, N7 “The Modern Williamsburg” Apartments Brooklyn, NY, ProjectNY, Visualization Brooklyn, Project Visualization A nine building inWilliamsburg” the trendy Williamsburg area. area. Aapartment nineModern Loft apartment building in the trendy Williamsburg N7Loft “The Apartments Brooklyn, NY N7 “The Modernand Williamsburg” Apartments Brooklyn,Ltd NY Project Visualization, Development. Collaboration with Lifeform Visualization, and Development. Collaboration withbathroom Lifeform AProject nine Loft apartment building in the trendy Williamsburg area. Ltd A nine Loft apartment building in the trendy Williamsburg area.

SITE SPECIFIC Lifeform Ltd, N7 “The Modern Williamsburg” Apartments Lifeform Ltd, N7 “The Modern Williamsburg” Apartments

Brooklyn, NY, ProjectNY, Visualization Brooklyn, Project Visualization A nine Loft Aapartment building inbuilding the trendy Williamsburg area. area. nine Loft apartment in the trendy Williamsburg

building building

areal view


WORK EXPERIENCE / ARCHITECTURE HIGUERA + SANCHEZ

Higuera + Sanchez

Mexico City , Internship A competition to remodel the interiors of an old Girl’s School into modern apartments.

Pascal Arquitectos

Sanchez

Mexico City, Drafter Pascal Arquitectos is an internationally recognized firm with luxury residential projects. As a drafter in the firm I worked on Design Development drawings and Construction Details for the interiors of Sheraton Hotel of downtown Mexico City. This project was the first project done in 40 years in Mexico Ciy’s Historical downtown, and my drawings have been featured in several publications. www.pascalarquitectos.com

nship model the interiors of an old Girl’s School into modern apartments.

+ Sanchez

Casa Covadonga Competition Historical Center, Mexico City

Design Team, Collaboration with Higuera + Sanchez A project to turn an old girl’s school into 40 apartments and 6 commercial lots by rehabilitating the building.

rnship


WORK EXPERIENCE / ARCHITECTURE MANOO ARCHITECTS

Siam Bistro

Manoo Arquitectos

Mexico City Various furniture pieces and designs were elaborated including a small Thai restaurant


WORK EXPERIENCE / INTERIOR DESIGN

drafting

agement marketing / office management

marketing / office ma

marketing / office management Pascal Arquitectos Historical Center, Mexico City

Design Team, Drafter Design Development drawings and Construction Details for the interiors of Sheraton Hotel of downtown Mexico City.

Pascal Arquitectos

Mexico City, Drafter Pascal Arquitectos is an internationally recognized firm with luxury residential projects. As a drafter in the firm I worked on Design Development drawi ion Details for the interiors of Sheraton Hotel of downtown Mexico City. This project was the first project done in 40 years in Mexico Ciy’s Historical d drawings have been featured in several publications. www.pascalarquitectos.com

Higuera + Sanchez

Mexico City , Internship A competition to remodel the interiors of an old Girl’s School into modern apartments

Studio Gaia

New York, Designer / Marketing Director 07.04 - 07.05 Studio Gaia is one of the most influential hospitality design firms. As a marketing director I created digital presentations, attended media requests, created press reStudio Gaiaand New York, NY material. My job required some public relation work, such as representing the firm at exhibitions, “New York Now Exhibition” leases, press kits, graphic marketing New York, Designer / Marketing Director director, Designer events and conferences such as the “Gel Conference” in 2005 in which I was required to lead a group of entrepreneurs to our for the AIAMarketing in the Center for Architecture, Studio Gaia is oneand of the mostofinfluential For Studio Gaia I created graphic presentations for W Hotel in Miami, the W Hotel Costa Rica, Disney Tokyo, and designed the signage branding 24, 000 hospitality de projects in the city. As a designer, I created graphic presentations for W Hotel in Miami, the W Hotel Costa Rica, Disney Tokyo, and designed the signage and branding square foot corporate cafeteria the Alliance Capital building on 55th street. During my I submitted the following leases, winning press awards:kits, James Beard Award for Best material. My graphic and marketing of 24, 000 square foot corporate cafeteria the Alliance Capital building on 55th street. During my I submitted the following winning awards: James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design for “Solea”; 2005, Best Hotel Design Worldwide ‘Golden Key award for excellence in Hospitalityfor Design’ by Interior Design and HOTELS the AIA in theMagazine CenterMagazine for events and co Restaurantmagazine Design for 2005, Mexico Best Hotel Worldwide ‘Golden award for excellence in Hospitality Design’ by Interior Design andArchitecture, HOTELS for“Solea”; the “W Hotel City”Design 2004 and “W Hotel Seoul”Key 2005. York,“WDesigner / Marketing Director - 07.05 I created graphic pre projects in the city. As07.04 a designer, magazineNew for the Hotel Mexico City” 2004 and “W Hotel Seoul” 2005. www.studiogaia.com

Studio Gaia

Studio Gaia

Studio Gaia is one of the most influential hospitality design firms. As a marketing director I created digital presentations,ofattended requests, created press re24, 000media square foot corporate cafeteria the Alliance C leases, press kits, graphic and marketing material. My job required some public relation work, such as representing the firm at exhibitions, “New York Now Exhibition” Restaurant Design for “Solea”; 2005, Best Hotel Desig for the AIA in the Center for Architecture, events and conferences such as the “Gel Conference” in 2005 in which I was required to lead a group of entrepreneurs to our


LANDSCAPE DESIGN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MASTERS

Barn in the Forest

Upstate New York Design This modern house designed by Angela Patterson is one of four barn-like structures that have been adapted to become modern homes. The project proposes that if the house is readapted farm structure then other aspects of the agricultural language could also be readapted and transformed into a contemporary language. By blending an agricultural model into the forest the landscape is transformed. Fences, water, fences and trails and the idea of cycles are turned into a pool, stonewalls, and a mobile gallery that follows the sun. The crop squares are reinterpreted into incisions on the land that have been planted as native grass fields, meadows, and fern terraces. Edibles are also introduced into them to enhance this idea. One of the most emblematic elements of the house is that is split in two by a thin ramp that cuts into the forest. This ramp is elongated in each direction creating a spine which organizes the entire program. It creates access into the house and give the owner an opportunity to walk the entire property.


LANDSCAPE DESIGN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MASTERS

BARNINTHEFOREST BLENDING A MODERN AGRICULTURAL MODEL INTO THE FOREST GENERAL PLAN

SCALE 1: 20

MONICA HERNANDEZ / COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY / LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO


LANDSCAPE DESIGN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MASTERS

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

A CITY VEGGIE GARDEN FOR THE KOLKER/ MYER RESIDENCE 59 PROSPECT PLACE, BROOKLYN, NY

“A Great Meal is a kind of journey that returns you to sourses of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you to places you haven’t been before “ Thomas Keller

MONICAHERNANDEZ mhernandez121@gmail.com 917 553 1485

A City Veggie Garden for Kolker / Myer Residence Brooklyn, NY Concept Design A City Veggie Garden for Kolker / Myer Residence Brooklyn, NY The idea ofDesign mixing inside and outside is enhanced by growing colorful, bright and showy vegetables combined with flowers and herbs from the garden Concept to The be used in mixing the kitchen.By creating outdoor space that bright can beand appreciated all year round, thewith owners canand interact such asused idea of inside and outsideaispermeable enhanced by growing colorful, showy vegetables combined flowers herbswith fromelements the garden to be movable vegetablecreating containers, a vegetable vertical wall, herb spiral, and aallshaded stonethe path with can sitting areaswith to read. A garden that will nourish in the kitchen.By a permeable outdoor space thatan can be appreciated year round, owners interact elements such as movable vegetable their eyes, and bodies. vertical wall, an herb spiral, and a shaded stone path with sitting areas to read. A garden that will nourish their eyes, and bodies containers, a vegetable


PLANTING DESIGN

COURTYARD FOR PLASTIC SURGERY GROUP NY ,

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

TREES

SHRUBS

GRASSES

FERNS

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MASTERS Amelanchier arborea Betula populifolia Downy serviceberry ( whitespire ) Gray birch

Cornus florida Flowering dogwood

Quercus berberidifolia Gaylussacia baccata Myrica pensylvanica Scrub oak Black Huckleberry Northern Bayberry

Dryopteris intermedia Pteridium aquilinum Intermediate Wood Braken fern Fern

Dennstaedtia puncti- Cheilanthes lanosa lobula Hairy Lip Fern Hay Scented fern

Carex pensylvanica Elymus glaucus Pensilvania Sedge Blue wildrye

Eragrostis spectabilis Purple lovegrass

HERBS / PERENIALS

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Aster laevis Bluebird Smooth Aster

Anemone x Hybrida Asclepias incarnata Japanese Anemone Swamp milkweed

Echinacea purpurea Nepeta x faassenii Purple Coneflower Six Hill’s Giant’ catmint

Leucanthemum x Gaultheria procumbens Maianthemum superbum Wintergreen / teaberry canadenseCanada Shasta daisy Mayflowers

KEY

PLANTING LIST

SCALE 1/4” +1’

KEY

Common Name

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TREES Downy serviceberry Gray birch Flowering dogwood

Qb Gb Mp

SHRUBS Scrub oak Black Huckleberry Northern Bayberry

Cp Mc Gp Es Eg Ls Nf Ep Ai Ah Al

GRASSES/ PERENIALS Pensilvania Sedge Canada Mayflowers Wintergreen / teaberry Purple lovegrass Blue wildrye Shasta daisy Six Hill's Giant' catmint Purple Coneflower Swamp milkweed Japanese Anemone Bluebird Smooth Aster

Pa Dp Di Cl

FERNS Braken fern Hay Scented fern Intermediate Wood Fern Hairy Lip Fern

PLANTING DESIGN

COURTYARD FOR PLASTIC SURGERY GROUP NY , TREES

Amelanchier arborea Betula populifolia Downy serviceberry ( whitespire ) Gray birch

SHRUBS

Cornus florida Flowering dogwood

GRASSES

FERNS

Quercus berberidifolia Gaylussacia baccata Myrica pensylvanica Scrub oak Black Huckleberry Northern Bayberry

Dryopteris intermedia Pteridium aquilinum Intermediate Wood Braken fern Fern

Dennstaedtia puncti- Cheilanthes lanosa lobula Hairy Lip Fern Hay Scented fern

Carex pensylvanica Elymus glaucus Pensilvania Sedge Blue wildrye

Eragrostis spectabilis Purple lovegrass

HERBS / PERENIALS

Aster laevis Bluebird Smooth Aster

Anemone x Hybrida Asclepias incarnata Japanese Anemone Swamp milkweed

Echinacea purpurea Nepeta x faassenii Purple Coneflower Six Hill’s Giant’ catmint

Leucanthemum x Gaultheria procumbens Maianthemum superbum Wintergreen / teaberry canadenseCanada Mayflowers Shasta daisy

KEY

Courtyard for Plastic Surgery Group NY Brooklyn, NY Concept Design Courtyard Brooklyn, Bands of color for wavePlastic through aSurgery symetricalGroup courtyardNY playing wwithNY the role of a “manicured landscape” within wilder plantings. Concept Design Bands of color wave through a symmetrical courtyard playing with the role of a “manicured landscape” within wilder plantings.


ARCHITECTURE DESIGN UNDERGRADUATE

First Arquine Competition

Guadalajara , Mexico The competition asked to design a watchtower and multimedia station for the new JVC center in Guadalajara

Studio Workshop Oaxaca surf

3D Workshop Robots and dreams


ARCHITECTURE DESIGN UNDERGRADUATE

Undergraduate work

Sta. Fe Community Center

Sta. Fe , Mexico City This community center was designed in the new financial center of mexico city that was previously a landfil.

Bridge bus stop

Mexico City Project on the residual spaces under bridges to make a bustop with a rest station

Temporary Library Mexico City a self assembled box turns into a full library with reading area in the city

Cultural Center San Juan

Historical Center , Mexico City A cultural center in the heart downtown Mexico City on top of an old market


ARCHITECTURE DESIGN UNDERGRADUATE

City of the Dead

Xochicalco, Mexico A set design for the pyramid site of Xochicalco

Havana Dance School Dorms

Havana , Cuba Based on the temporary constructions of Havana, these dorms for the students of the Dance school have modular openins that allow them to grow in size as needed

Future Cities

Mexico City An urban study of the sub cities of mexico city, and the proposal for a unifying scheme

Condesa Kitchen APT

Mexico City An apartment designed around the funcions of a kitchen and a small restaurant


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN / ART BALMORI ASSOCIATES

“NOOKS” For Dome Colony X in the Saint Gabriels Manhattan NY

Designer, Organizer, Collaboration with Balmori Associates The piece that we produced for the “Dome Colony in the San Gabriel’s“, for Fritz Haeg’s two month long exhibition at the X Initiative Art Space was a way of playing with seating and planting. Envisioned as dynamic space and furniture piece; in form, it is a garden that engages the Colony. It is not only designed for visitors to move and play with, it is a social community space that invites them to linger, and just be. Using this as a premise the units allow you to make nooks where one person can be alone, or some can be for two or a large group. We named the experiment “nooks” for this reason. The secondary idea grafted on this was if plants could be incorporated into the system. This time they are shown conceptually by providing paper flowers that people can plant in the space. The Garden narrates a story of landscape taking over and expanding over the Public Space, therefore changing the way that the space is perceived and read by the user. The users that “plant” flowers in it, transform it with time.


COMPETITIONS

CORN IS THE COLOR OF MY CAB

prepared by

Monica Hernandez, Jeremy Wyatt Linzee, Emilie Lucie Baltz, Maura Rockcastle and Ivan Hernandez Quintela

for

The reNEWable Times Square RFP

Various images from “Manahatta ,A Natural History of New York City” by Eric Sanderson that exemplifies New York 400 years ago including Lenape Indian mounded plantings of corn-beans and squash known as “ three sisters” .

ReNEWable Times Square Competition CORN IS THE COLOR OF MY CAB New York

Design Team, Collaboration with Maura Rockcastle, Jeremy Wyatt Linzee, Ivan Hernandez Quintela, and Emilie Lucie Baltz The premise of our design recognizes that the vision for the pedestrian areas is inextricably woven with art and the design of public space- each needs the other to succeed and in turn something new is created through strengthening the connection between these parts. “Corn Is the Color of My Cab” is ultimately a story of corn that set the course and form of the Broadway Corridor we know now- from trail to farm to street to city. It begins with the Lenape Indians, the first inhabitants of Times Square, whose main crop was corn, and goes forward to the delirious intensity of crowds, images, lights and traffic of today. This visual connection is intended to create consciousness about how corn makes up the majority of the signage in Times Square and the crisis of our native crops. Through the iconic yellow color of the New York cab - the most easily seen from afar, we allow the corn kernels to create a pixilated grid on the ground that is seen as topography from above. If we were to allow the yellow paint to make something that we see everyday suddenly disappear, taxis would be the neutral condition, in the same way that corn has faded into the background of our everyday objects.


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COMPETITIONS

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!

EDIBLE JELL-O FLASHCARDS FOR CHILDREN USING RECYCLED OLD iPHONE CASES AS MOLDS, AND LEFT OVER VEGETABLES FROM A NEW YORK RESTAURANT

JELL-O flavors are created by pastry chef Robert Truitt. Food shot by photographer Ngoc Mihn Ngo and overall object created of architect Monica Hernandez

PUBLIC PLACES

“EAT YOUR VEGETABLES” Edible JELL-O Flash Cards for Kids Manhattan NY

Designer, Organizer, Collaboration with Robert Truitt, Ngoc Mihn Ngo This project takes a critical look at the digital age, consumerism and the empowerment of education that are influencing children today, It takes an iconic everyday object like the iphone and transforms it physically and programmatically into an edible JELL-O flashcard that teaches kids to eat vegetables. Hoping that their positive association with the JELL-O and to the smell and taste will allow them to try flavors that they would otherwise never try. The mold itself is a case from an old iphone model. With the recent release of the new iphone, and society’s desire to always have the latest technology, we predict that thousands of these cases will become useless to the users that have bought the new phone. So the mold is now a found object , reused and given a new purpose. The JELL-O molded into this is meant to question the role of technology. The JELL-O not only becomes a medium but a vehicle for giving kids a healthy helping of vegetables ( mixed with fruit). The card’s protective screen holds the name and image of the vegetable as it appears in a garden so that the child can have a positive association with it and begin to identify it. We will be creating a “ carrot “ flash card and a “beet” flashcard.


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN TERREFORM1

Living Chandelier, Brooklyn, NY

Designer, Collaboration with Terreform1 through TerreFarm 2010 TerreFarm Design+Grow Summer Lab is a one week workshop that takes place at the Metropolitan Exchange Building in Brooklyn, NY. Every year 35 students and professionals from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, art, media and science are chosen to create new prototypes for Urban agriculture. TerreFarm Lab seeks to rethink the city, in both its forms and its life, by reflecting new levels of sustainability. During the lab three projects were created to replace an old skylight with a Living Chandelier or hanging garden that can produce food. Using found materials prototypes were made and fabricated by hand using basic tools. A green house was build on top of the skylight to give it more height. An white electrical cable net was woven and filled hung from the top to be filled with plants that could hang from its pockets. Bladders out of marine shrink wrap plastic were assembled in an organic fashion to hold lettuces and leafy plants that could be connected via tubes to another water bag. A line of lightweight mirrors weighed with construction plumbs dangle down and reflect the sun light. The projects hang from a polley system that can regulate their height and allow for maintenance and harvesting.


WORK EXPERIENCE / LANDSCAPE DESIGN TERREFORM1

CONCEPT / DESIGN INTENTIONS Terrafarm 2010

HANGING GARDENS hydroponics

sun

growing top

isolated objects

movement

growing bottom

water

growing top

acces

soil

isolated objects

growing bottom

objectives: lightweight

capture available light

integrated system ( h2o, light)

self-sustaining

hydroponic system

chandelier

animal sculpture

strategies: mirrors

window farm

pump

wire structure

Rainwater Harvesting Potential Collection area x inches per year rainfall / 12 = cubis feet H“O / year cubic feet H2O / year x gallons / cubic foot = annual gallons / year Assumptions: existing skylight: 5‘ x 10‘ = 50 sq ft average annual rainfall = 46 inches Calculation: 50 sq ft x 46 inches / 12 = 192 192 x 7.43 = 1,424 gallons rainwater per year

Living Chandelier IDEAS FOR REPLACING OLD SKYLIGHTS


连贯式生产性城市景观(CPUL):关键基础设施的设计 Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL): Designing Essential Infrastructure “大鲁尔”城市文脉中的农业景观美学 Mechtenberg - Venustas et Utilitas Aesthetics of Agricultural Landscape in Urban Contexts 当代景观评论之俞孔坚—吴欣访谈 Contemporary Landscape Criticism Kongjian YU - Xin WU Interview

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2010 No.1

北京大学景观设计学研究院 主编 黑龙江科学技术出版社 出版

2010 No.1 02月20日

9辑 生产性景观 总第

Productive Landscape

北京大学景观设计学研究院 主编 总第 辑

9 ISBN 978-7-5388-6271-3/TU.645 定价 RMB 48.00 HKD 48.00 USD 10.00 EUR 8.00

CITY'S SPECTACULAR NEW W. SIDE STORY By TOM TOPOUSIS September 22, 2008

BIG IDEAS: Proposals for the new West Side boulevard include Work Architecture's fanciful hills and...

Here's the first look at designs for a spectacular new boulevard and park planned for Manhattan's far West Side, where Mayor Bloomberg wants to build a new business district more than twice the size of the World Trade Center complex. From fanciful images of hills, trails and plantings to a park filled with enormous evergreen trees and rock outcrops, the proposals from five teams of architects vying to design the park and boulevard will go before the public beginning today. The project, part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment, will create four acres of park space down the middle of a boulevard stretching from 33rd to 42nd Streets, between 10th and 11th Avenues, and linking up with a massive new office and residential project planned for the West Side rail yard just to the south of the new avenue. "We are thrilled by the quality of the designs," said Ann Weisbrod, president of the Hudson Yards Development Corp., which is overseeing construction of the project and the financing of an extension of the No. 7 subway line to a new station at 11th Avenue and 34th Street. The winning design will be selected in early October, Weisbrod said. Construction of the first phase of the project, from 33rd to 36th streets, is expected be completed at the same time as the subway extension in 2013. The now low-rise neighborhood was rezoned by the City Council several years ago to allow for up to 24 million square feet of office space and 13,500 new units of housing, along with hotels and retail development. The entire project - construction of the subway, boulevard, plaza and other infrastructure work - is being paid for with $3 billion in bonds. "This is the extension of Midtown, the preeminent business district in the world," said Weisbrod. The designs will be on public display at the Center for Architecture, at 536 La Guardia Place, from Sept. 25 through the end of October. tom.topousis@nypost.com

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09222008/news/regionalnews/citys_spectacular_new_w__side_story_130215.htm

Origenes

Marketing

Manhattan NY Balmori Associates, Lifeform LTD, Studio Gaia I have been given the responsibility of director of Marketing in various firms, including Balmori Associates. I create press releases, graphic, media and marketing material, and help organize exhibitions, events and conferences. The biggest part of my job lies on business development and creating and submitting proposals for RFPs and RFQs. I help put the teams together and develop preliminary approach statements that can then be transformed into design.


MONICA HERNANDEZ PONTON volunteer PORTFOLIO

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VOLUNTEER WORK

VOLUNTEER WORK

The Site The Site

Earth Earth movement for waterfor systems movement water systems

groundwork

groundwork

Dry tropical landscape of Oaxaca

Dry tropical landscape of Oaxaca

Aereal view of site

Aereal view of site

Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli, Permaculture Center

Mater Plan for site

Oaxaca, Mexico , Architect / Designer 09.02 – 03.03 Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli,/ Volunteer Permaculture Center Aided in the design and creation of the first/Permaculture center Oaxaca, Mexico , Architect / Designer Volunteer Center 09.02in–Mexico 03.03in the rural outskirts of Oaxaca. The master planning included design systems to create sustainable, abundant Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli, Permaculture and efficient human habitats by integrating insights from ecology, organic gardening, indigenous farming, architecture, agro forestry and economics. Was part of a 11 person team, under

Aided in the design and creation of the first Permaculture center in Mexico in the rural outskirts of Oaxaca. The master planning included design systems Oaxaca, Mexico , Architect / Designer /Goeff Volunteer – 03.03 the instructions of Permaculturist Lawton 09.02 with whom we designed various projects for water systems, and sustainable constructions. During my stay I constructed on site a tool shed Mater Plangardening, for site sustainable, abundant and efficient human habitats by integrating insights of from ecology, organic indigenous farming,toarchitecture, Aidedtoincreate the design and creation of the first Permaculture center in Mexico in the rural outskirts Oaxaca. The master planning included design systems create using alternative construction methods and transporter pellets from a nearby junkyard. www.grupedsac.org agro forestry andand economics. Was part of a 11 team, underfrom the ecology, instructions of Permaculturist Goeff Lawton whom we designed sustainable, abundant efficient human habitats by person integrating insights organic gardening, indigenous farming,with architecture, agro forestryvarious and Oaxaca, Mexico ,part Architect / Designer /team, Volunteer 09.02 03.03 projects for water sustainable constructions. During my stay I constructed site awe tool shed using alternative construction methods economics. Was of asystems, 11 personand under the –instructions of Permaculturist Goeff Lawton withon whom designed various projects for water systems, and and Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli, Permaculture Center Aided in the constructions. design and creation ofa the center in–Mexico in theusing rural outskirts of Oaxaca. The master planning included design systems create sustainable, transporter pellets from nearby junkyard. www.grupedsac.org sustainable myfirst stay I constructed on site a03.03 tool shed alternative construction methods and transporter pellets from to a nearby junkyard. abundant Oaxaca, Mexico , Architect /During Designer /Permaculture Volunteer 09.02 and efficient human habitats by integrating insights from ecology, organic gardening, indigenous farming, architecture, agro forestry and economics. Was part of a 11 person team, under Aidedwww.grupedsac.org in the design and creation of the first Permaculture center in Mexico in the rural outskirts of Oaxaca. The master planning included design sy

Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli, Permaculture Center

the instructions of Permaculturist Goeff Lawton with whom we designed various projects for water systems, and sustainable constructions. During my stay I constructed on site a tool shed

to create sustainable, abundant and efficient human habitats by integrating insights from ecology, organic gardening, indigenous farming, architect using alternative construction methods and transporter pellets from a nearby junkyard. www.grupedsac.org agro forestry and economics. Was part of a 11 person team, under the instructions of Permaculturist Goeff Lawton with whom we designed various SITE SPECIFIC


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VOLUNTEER WORK VOLUNTEER WORK

study of native plants

Detail of material in campsite work in studio with study model

study model

work with the community

local plants

work on site

Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli, Permaculture Center

The projectTonantzin for the constructionTlalli, of ITT, a sustainable livelihood demonstration/learning center about an hour from Oaxaca City, started in July of 2002. On site there is a residential prototype Instituto Permaculture Center The project forconstruction, the construction of ITT, a sustainable livelihood demonstration/learning center about an hour from Oaxaca City,a started inrocket July stoves, of 2002. that uses natural an office building/visitors reception area, a kitchen/dinning area, a dormitory, earthworks, photovoltaic (PV) energy, a water tank, solar oven,

The project theisconstruction of ITT, a sustainable demonstration/learning center about an hour from Oaxaca City, started in July of 2002. On site for there a residential useslivelihood natural a drip-line irrigation/sprinkler system,prototype water well, that and mandala garden. construction, an office building/visitors reception area, a kitchen/dinning area, a dormitory, On site there is a residential prototype that uses natural construction, office building/visitors reception area, a kitchen/dinning aand dormitory, earthworks, earthworks, photovoltaic (PV) energy, a water tank, a solar oven, an rocket stoves, a drip-line system, well, mandala garden. Oaxaca is one of three states in Mexico where the rural population still outnumbers the urban population. With its irrigation/sprinkler centralized colonial-era capital city,water nearbyarea, pre-columbian archeological photovoltaic (PV) tank, a solar oven, rocket a drip-line irrigation/sprinkler water well, mandala garden. Oaxaca oneenergy, ofindigenous threea water states in Mexico where rural population stilland outnumbers the urban population. With and its centralized colonial-era city, sites and is numerous communities, the region is the an area ofstoves, great geographical biological diversity that system, comprises high mountain cloud forests, tropical rainforests, capital arid central Oaxaca is one of in Mexico where rural population stillofoutnumbers the urban population. centralized colonial-era capitalstates, city, nearby nearby pre-columbian sitesthe numerous thepatterns region is an area of its great geographical diversity valleys and thethree Pacificstates Coast.archeological Oaxaca’s population isand roughly 40% underindigenous the age 15.communities, Oaxaca’s migration suggest a With substantial employment drain toand otherbiological Mexican the that comprises high mountain cloud tropical rainforests, arid central valleys and theofPacific Coast. isdiversity roughly 40% under pre-columbian archeological sitesworking and numerous indigenous communities, theone region an area great geographical andpopulation biological US and Canada (60% of Oaxaca’s ageforests, population). Oaxaca is considered to contain of theismost eroded landscapes in the Oaxaca’s world according to the United Nations,that whichcomprises made the high age ofcloud 15. Oaxaca’s migration patterns suggest a substantial drain Oaxaca’s to other Mexican states, the US40% and under Canada (60% working it an ideal ground to apply permaculture. mountain forests, tropical rainforests, arid central valleys andemployment the Pacific Coast. population is roughly the ageofofOaxaca’s 15. Oaxaca’s migration age suggest population). Oaxaca isemployment considered to contain one of the most eroded in the world accordingworking to the United Nations, which made it an ideal to patterns a substantial drain to other Mexican states, thelandscapes US and Canada (60% of Oaxaca’s age population). Oaxaca is considered ground to apply permaculture. contain one of the most eroded landscapes in the world according to the United Nations, which made it an ideal ground to apply permaculture. SITE SPECIFIC


VOLUNTEER WORK VOLUNTEER WORK

Constructions on site included tecnics of rammed earth and strawbale

water catchment constructions foundation work final project constructed by Coop Himemblau

cross ventilation studies

study model of material : plastic pallets found in near junkyard

Lead Designer for the Construction of a tool shed made with alternative buidling methods and recycled plastic pallets

SITE SPECIFIC

Monica Hernandez_portfolio  

mhernandez121@gmail.com / tel 917 553 1485 The focus of my work has been in design and progressive thinking that creates change, emphasizing...

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