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2014-2018 Seleceted Works

Architecture Portfolio Michael Michael Castillo Castillo


Resume


Michael James Castillo | Personal Profile I recently obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University. I am eager to further my education in this field of study as I will start at The University of Texas in the Fall of 2019. This year I have been employed at a local firm. I am ready to apply my field experience to my next level of education. I am a motivated individual who is able to adapt to situations. I excel at a variety of tasks due to my strong work ethic. With these two traits, I am a proficient team member and I am able to form productive relationships with colleagues from my ability to execute objectives and produce high quality work. I am willing to learn and I am open to many design strategies as I explored several different methods during my undergraduate years and

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created a dense foundation of the different approaches to design. With all these things consid-

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Involvement Orginizations

ered, I am confident I will be a productive team member at this design studio and excel at any task assigned. I will be moving to Austin, Tx in the near future as soon as employment and housing are established.

Education College

Texas Tech Club Soccer 2014-2018

Texas Tech University

Knights of Architecture 2017-2018

Bachelors of Science in Architecture

Alpha Lamb... Honors Society 2014-2018 Tau Sigma Delta Honors Soceity in

Graduated August 2018 (Cum Laude) GPA: 3.573

Architecture 2018

Study Abroad: Sevilla, Spain

Acheivements

Work Experience

Scholarships

Ed and Mary Stephens Scholarship 2018 TAF AIA Scholarship 2017

BH Draft and Design

High School Diploma Graduated May 2014 GPA: 3.79 National Honors Society

August 2018 - Current

Draftsman • Communicate daily with the head draftsman and interpret clients vision for their home by the operation of floor plans and qualities of space through Revit.

Awards

• Through this design process there is a concurrently focus on elevations and

Presidents List Fall 2014

developing a look suitable for the client.

Deans List Spring 2015

• We also are commisioned often to redraft proposals that other drafting companies

Presidents List Fall 2015

began. A full set would be brought to us, and after creating a new file we would begin

Deans List Fall 2016 Deans List Fall 2017

Abilene Cooper

Company

Josephine Welmaker Perkins... Fund 2017

Deans List Spring 2017

High School

meetings with the client to determine changes. • Technical drawings are produced such as electrical, foundation, and site plans.

Company

Texas Tech University

Spring 2018

Student Assitant • Collaborate with professors in preperation for class • Work with other Student Assistants on strategies to convey design concepts clearly to students. • Consistently work with students to provide feedback and direction as well as

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grade accordingly. Graphic / Editing

Production / Other

Rhino 3D

Illustrator

Laser Cutting

AutoCad

Photoshop

3D Printing

InDesgin

Wood Shop

Vray

Modeling

Drawing

Revit

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Construction Studies (12-16)

Spatial Observations (5-11)

Controlling Experience

(17-21)

Contents

The Landscape (36-45)

Intricate Altercation (22-25)

Living Essence (26-35)


SPATIAL OBSERVATIONS Spring 2016 | Professor. David Isern

The projects contained in this section consist of exercises that begin to test development of space. From these explorations a new reality is formed. Both the realization of space as well as the consequences of space are demonstrated. Spatial Prism: Explotation of a prism by subtraction of volumes. Various lofts were created and taken out of the prism. Technical Drawings: Practice of dimension drawing. Spatial Consequences: Spatial qualities are drawn from two dimensional practices and create a new understanding of space. PLPV Box: Space of a prism is revealed by the creation of negatives formed by reference of the cartesian plane.

Spatial Prism, Technical Drawings, Spatial Consequences, PLPV Box

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PLPV Box

Accumulation of Negative Forms

Process of Subtraction

Conceptual Translation

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Final Product This form was created by the use of programming, and operating by the guide of the cartesian plane, utilizing the x, y, and z axis. Negatives were developed for the prism by extruding shapes that were developed in the y and x axis and pulled by the z axis. The prism is sliced several times to reveal a new sence of space that the negative forms created. Through this a new perspective is created, as these slices exagerated the new reality that has been created within.

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Technical Operation A operable object was used for this exercise to demonstrate an energy by the activation of the operation. An umbrella was placed under examination as it posses a clear start-to-end functionality. After photos and analysis of the object as a source of motion were taken, a conjecture of spatial qualities were then drawn. Below is a category of the sequence of activation.

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Spatial Consequences From the analysis of the objects operation, a sequence of space was realized by its projection. As the operation consisted of a motion of rotation, expansion, and contraction. The module of a triangle was then chosen as a reference of the created space. Its angles demonstrate the oscilatting qualites of the operation, and the rotation of the traingle offers a reality that continually varies.

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Model Image 02

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Axonometric of Space Created

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CONSTRUCTION STUDIES Fall 2017 | Professor Peter Raab

The projects contained in this section consist of exercises that begin to test the actualization of space. From these studies a new relationship is revealed as the conceptual world’s connection to the physical is demonstrated. Structure of Function: With a designated site, the design for this project utilizes the foundation of the setting and provides several functional uses Polonceau Truss: With research into a existing truss structure type, a greater depth of understanding is acheived. By the recreation of the truss the forces are demonstrated and realized. JOIN: Tongue and groove joint applied and understood after two dimensional plans become a physical object.

Structure of Function, Polonceau Truss, JOIN

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Structure of Function A design designated in a courtyard, relies on the foundation of the site. A column is used as the main load bearing element, and the a design of function is proposed. With use of 2’ x 4’s a primary frame is created that allows the design to stand and provides a surface for the compressionary elements to direct loads. From here the secondary structure of function is put place that serves as seating, a desk, and decking above for overhead cover.

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Structure of Function Concrete Column: Load Bearing Structure.

2’ x 4’ Frame: Primary Structure.

2’ x 4’ Decking: In place to resist lateral forces such as wind.

1” Plywood: A usable service.

Hex Bolts: in place to provide compression and directing loads to the concrete column.

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Front Elevation

Side Elevation

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Polonceau Truss Diagrammatic Model

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Applied Force

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Applied force is thrown outwards after the structure gains a greater span and directs the force to the foundation it is on. Connection Points

Tensile Cables

Tension reacting to force and lengthening its members which also lengthens the span of the truss

Sequence of Force

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Extra rods to expereiment with the positioning of tensile members and how the structure reacts

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If there is too great a load for the tensile members they can snap, the structure will then fail and overturn

Sequence 03 If applied force is too great, uplift can cause structure to flip

Final Operative Model Sequence 04

The Polonceau Truss was one of the most successful design applications to the roof. It was invented in 1839 by the engineer Camille Polonceau but was not initially used widely as its make-up is usually left exposed or visible from the interior. This structure is mainly held stable by its compressive elements, but the tensile areas resist the majority of the load compared to the compressive parts. The primary structure is the tensile cables as they react to the given load and push forces out towards the support, or structure in compression. Subtracting the compressionary elements would of course make the structures integrity fail as the tensile rhythm would be ruined. But when cables are subtracted it still responds to the load, just not as structurally stable as before as now other members are placed in a higher amount of tension which can cause them to snap.

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Tongue and Groove

Assembly Diagram Scale: 1/2” = 1”

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Controlling Experience Spring 2015 | Professor: Andrew Fulcher

To control a users experience, a designer must focus heavily on the section conditions of the structure as well as the landscape. By working through section and focusing on the detail of view in each one, a unique experience can be created. By having a multi-alternating roof, multiple views are possible to acheive, as well as experiences that can alter from area to area. The focus of this space was an outdoor facility, in a theoretical site that deals with water. Water is taken into consideration for the placement of the sink that can draw from the creek running under the facility. For this design the main focus was to have a building of community while also maintaining privacy. From the bedrooms, to the wash rooms, and to the showers, each program space has different intimate views created by an altering roof system and landscape. By creating a view specific to each program area/room, a further level of privacy is acheived. The facilty is designed with interior and exterior spaces operating together under one roof. The outdoor space serves as a continuance of the main axis from the section of the facility that is most communal.

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Section A-A: With the section taken at the end of the communal space, the washroom is on the left, with the space on the right. Both are view ports designated to the space, and created inherently different experiences

Section B-B: Here, the section is taken through the same space but where the program of the space is specifically occuring. With the 30° rotation of the plan of the program, parts of the roof from the corresponding space are visible over the sink area. This creates curiousity in the user and continues to control the view throughout the project.

Section C-C: Section taken through the private spaces continues to show the changing viewports, while the spaces contain the same program, there are still two different experiences to maintain a sense of privacy through intamcy Scale 1/16”=1’ 5

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Controlling Experience The Program of this facility is designed around public interaction, altough a focus is to maintain privacy, the program operates around the public space as its main axis. These public spaces include the sink area, the courtyard between the private areas, and end at the outdoor space off of the reading/viewing areas. The facility is postioned so that the creek runs underneath the sink area as water can be accessed through this space. The Roof also operates in acknowledgement of the sink as their inclinations are pulling towards this area to provide water runoff. As mentioned previously, each area is designed in order to create a new and intimate experience with the landscape through several viewports. The reading areas at the ends of the facility are for designated viewing areas as it has a three segmented alternating roof, this point offers an interesting and different view than that of the rest of the facility. This is another area of public space as it encourages the user to engage in the space as well as the interaction that will follow.

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Intricate Altercation Spring 2018 | Professor: Peter Raab

The Rio Grande is a natural element that has been conterted by man and imposed as a border. This situation turns a river from a place of gathering and continuous flow, intto a stagnant state used for division. From this action, nautral03elments are split and controlled by the infrastructure of man. As well, transportation conforms to this action and causes an intricate system of roads stemming from the river. Each side is effected tremendously. Closed and free space are analyzed, such as infrastructure and “green� areas, as well as the networks that tie the two together. The site consists of two direct elements of a network, the psuedo natural, a river channel, and the bridge as infrastructure. A multimedia center is proposed, set on the border inbetween the U.S and Mexico, El Paso and Juarez. The design02is elevated above the bridge of Americas and is a spectacle to viewera of each side. This center is a place where the issues occuring below are being discussed and placed on display. Through this design, the problems below are realized and conveyed by the design. With the combination of the monolithich mass and tensile structure, the multimedia center is elevated. This complex design mimics the complex relationships occuring below.

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Influencing Circulation Diagram

Render 01

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Model Process

Render 02

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Transverse Section

Tie back to access point for structure

Paths establish two points of entry to each program node Tensile connections to establish structure as well as create space

Entry levels are considered main program area/ level

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Program Orginization Each program node has an entry level floor that alternates between the the two most middle floors of the node. The operation of the facility is accesed from an extrusion that then lifts you up into the main program area of the design with pathways to the three corresponding nodes.The entry levels are the most public spaces that have are easily navigatable with an alternating stairway on the interior of each node. Entry

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Office Node

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Living Essence Fall 2018 | Professor: Charles Sharpless

The site designated as downtown Denver, Colorado has an immediate context that can be portrayed as lively and energetic. Not only due to Denvers emphasis on exercise when compared to others, but because of the union station that is located downtown as well. As assumed, most of the facilities located downtown are simple masses taking up space without creating or maintaining any public space. Given the extremely active context of the site, this influenced the design of my library as one of the main focuses was to preserve public space. An organic-like plan was proposed as to demonstrate the fluidity of the site and to create a vacuum like pull with parts extending further to the main pedestrian ways. It becomes elevated to maintain public space as well as to pull a user further into the facility, as even if you’re not in the facility, you are still taking part in it by circulating underneath and around it.


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Circulation Plan 1 Library Collections 2 Reading/Seating 3 Public Computers 4 Community Meeting 5 Childrens Library 6 Artist Studios 7 Gallery 8 Community Creative 9 Cafe 10 Administration

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Design Process: Iteration The initial design process led to a good program layout for the plan, however, the design intention to maintain public space was not yet configured. Through this iteration certain program areas that are most public are extruded off the ground and the facility to hover over the site. From this decision the design becomes more complex and begins to interact with the context of the site.

Perspective 01

Perspective 02

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Design Process: Final Ideas from both of the previous explorations were implemented further into the design process. Such as the multi-faceted exterior of exploration 01 and the elevated program in exploration 02. To accomplish this an undulating structure was proposed, and such that it would touch the ground at main program areas of the cafe, and the main library stacks. To accomplish this the plan was revised to a more smooth ambiguous shape in order to control the undulation of the structure.

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1 Library Collections 2 Reading/Seating 3 Public Computers 4 Community Meeting 5 Childrens Library 6 Community Creative 7 Administration 8 Gallery 9 Artist Studios 10 Cafe

Topography of Structure

The undulation of the facility has several flat areas in order to both control the design as well as offer places of balance. Through this process also a clear circulation flow is revealed through the topo lines that operates with the reading/free space.

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Cafe Flat Areas

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Site Plan

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Perspective 01

Model Image 01

The undulating surface operates with consideration of both the previous, and perceived circulation. The structural columns designated locations operate by grid with a 45 degree change. This is based off of a previous city layout when the downtown street system altered with a 45 degree change. Pools of water were placed in the site to guide the pathways of pedestrians. They also create a new reality below the structure as the columns are made up of alternating pieces of steel and glass. So the sun is projected underneath the structure and begins to interact with the pool of water. Even if you are not in the facility, you are still experiencing the design. Pedestrians are apart of the design as it is intended for the structure to become public space. Instead of a mass sitting in a lot, this design begins to mimic the lively context of its surroundings by portraying motion, inviting pedestrians, and engaging with the community as a living essence.


Renders+Photos

Perspective 02

Model Image 02

Perspective 03

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The Guadalquivir Estuary Valley supports a wide variety of life and through human altercation has become a 14:00 (44, 86) visually dynamic landscape. The visual dynamism of Isla Mayor(South of Seville, Spain) can be attributed to 14:30 the 1000’s of acres of rice fields which are irrigated by a complex canal system stemming from the 15:00 Guadalquivir and Brazo de la Torre Rivers. The water flows systematically through the rice fields filling one 15:30 layer at a time through several canals. These fields start irrigation due north and from the river outward.

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The rice fields of Isla Mayor is a landscape of 16:30 phenomena. The shallow pools of water contain an constantly changing phenomena. They demonstrate 17:00 their own growth as well as portray the essence of the changing sky.

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Our study of the region was centered around the complexity of the pools of water 18:00and the color pallete it presents. This map portrays the phenomena we are referring to as it is showing the reflection of the rice 18:30 fields due to the sky throughout the day. The color changes from east to west to 19:00 demonstrate sunrise to sunset. The vertical strips on the map are representing time changes. 19:30 This demonstrates a new reality as well as gives a greater depth of information.

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The tower we proposed demonstrates the phenomena 20:30 of the site even as it juxtaposes the landscape of pools of water.The exterior is a mirror itself, this idea was construed from the strips on21:00 the map as the time change shows contrast to the maps consistency. The exterior elevation of the tower21:30 produces a contrast in the physical landscape as well as landscape of 22:00 phenomena. It reveals the physical ambience of what is behind you as well as the pools of reflection sitting in front of you. The interior of the 22:30 tower is a a viewing chamber as you enter below and enter the phenomena. When looking upward, a cavelike interior 23:00 is presented as it interacts and showcases the distinct colors of the landscape. 23:30 24:00

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Landscape of Phenomena

Sketch 01

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Physical Map Model Image 01

Physical Map Model Image 02 The Model Shown above demonstrates our mapping study in a new dimension. These “cloud scapes� are representing the sky and the reflective material represents the shallow pools of water. The difference in elevations between the cloud scapes as well as the individual grid are specified by intensity. The amount of reflection was determined by the areas proximity to the Guadalquivir river. physical barriers such as infrastructure, towns, or vegetation were acknowledge and mapped accordingly in this model as these areas would be less reflective.

Sketch 03 The sketches above illustrate how the cave like interior of the tower was created as well as the pockets capturing light. As the first sketches are vector based in a three-dimensional quality, this began our process of creating the interior. From here we began creating three-dimensional forms and drafting sections to inform the digital model. The vectors illustrated in the last sketch show how light will enter as well as interact with the interior of the tower.


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Displayed works are chosen from the time spent at Texas Tech University.

Undergraduate Portfolio  

Displayed works are chosen from the time spent at Texas Tech University.

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