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university of waterloo | school of architecture

emilio gonzales

selected works 2020

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Hello, my name is Emilio Gonzales and I am a second year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. My interests in design lie in material expression, dynamic spaces, and its environmental impact on our world and its people. The following projects are a collection of both my academic and personal work. edgonzal@uwaterloo.ca +1 (647) 771-7133 Toronto, Ontario

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education 2019 - Present

University of Waterloo School of Architecture - Cambridge, Ontario •

2015 - 2019

Candidate for Bachelor’s of Architectural Studies - Honours Co-op Program

Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School - Toronto, Ontario •

High School Diploma, Visual Arts Major, Advanced Placement, Honour Roll

experience August - September 2020

Orientation Leader - University of Waterloo School of Architecture •

2016-2019

Student Assistant - Saturday Art Class by Regional Arts Program - FJR CSS •

2016-2019

As co-executive of Eco-club and member of Key-Club, collaborated and coordinated school-wide eco event between clubs resulting in a successful fundraiser for charity Led the team in green initiatives such as growing our school’s own vegetable garden and cleaning up campus premises

After School Tutor - Holy Trinity CSS • •

April 2018

Advised 20-30 elementary school students in their design process, producing successful portfolios and sculptures, while coordinating with Art Teacher as part of a 5 person team

Executive Member - Team of Redmond Eco Enthusiasts (T.R.E.E) - FJR CSS •

February 2018 - April 2018

Hosted various activities online for Orientation Week such as a drawing workshop to welcome first-year students to our community

Tutored and provided homework help to grade school students for success in future tests and quizzes Organized files and performed classroom duties such as grading students’ tests with assigned teachers

Volunteer - Face to Face Installation King Street Pilot Project - PLANT Architects • •

Provided painting and building assistance for head architects and team for a public installation in Toronto. Maintained cleanliness of project site through washing brushes and organizing tools to continue orderly workspace

awards & achievements 2019 - Present

Excellent Academic Standing - Terms 1A and 1B - University of Waterloo

September 2019

President’s Entrance Scholarship of Distinction - University of Waterloo

2018/2019

The Regional Arts Program Award - Visual Arts - FJR CSS

Academic Average above 80%

Awarded with an admissions average above 95%

Highest academic standing in Grade 11 and 12 RAP Visual Arts

skills Digital

Fabrication

Languages

Rhinoceros V-Ray Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office AutoCAD Grasshopper

Physical Model Making Wood Working Foam Cutting Laser Cutting Hand Drafting Sketching, Drawing

Tagalog English

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re: Emilio Gonzales

October 12, 2020 I am writing to support Emilio Gonzales and his ambitions to contribute to, and learn from your team. Emilio was previously my student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I taught Emilio in three courses during his first year, and can attest to his knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm of the subject matter. Emilio has exhibited a keen commitment to learning, and is motivated, and extremely organized, punctual, and conscientious. Emilio has always been a diligent participant in studio. He has a quiet and confident spatial and graphic intuition, and draws beautifully whether by hand or by computer. Emilio’s conceptual, technical, graphic, and spatial skills are nicely developed for a student early in his education, but that has never stopped him from constantly striving to improve. I recommend Emilio without reservation. Much like his work, Emilio is thoughtful, driven, and pleasant. He collaborates well with his fellow classmates, and is earnest, kind, and personable. As a student who is early in his architectural education, Emilio has already exhibited promise, and has delivered consistently strong results. He would be an enthusiastic, conscientious, and capable addition to your team. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me for further discussion at flimtung@uwaterloo.ca. Sincerely,

Fiona Lim Tung, BA (Hons) M.Arch LEED AP Lecturer

University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering | School of Architecture Cambridge 7 Melville Street S. Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2H4 Phone: 519 888 4567 Fax: 519 622 3525

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contents

osler library

convolution

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bahay bakal

observatory house

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sinuous 20

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selected artwork 38

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osler library 1B Studio

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Supervisor: Cam Parkin

Type: Library

As we encounter more problems with sustainability, climate, and environment, it is becoming evident that we as a society should keep finding more effective and efficient solutions to these issues and inspiring younger generations to do the same. The vertical farm library attempts to explore how the relationship between a place of learning and an agricultural innovation can be used to inspire a community to produce their own food in an unconventional and efficient way, as well as reduce the

Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator

harmful environmental impact of the current agricultural industry. Through purposefully positioning the vertical farm at the core of the library and locating the children’s learning space within the massive steel structure, it becomes the centrepiece of the library, emphasizing the urgency of utilizing more innovative and effective ways to grow our food for the near future.


Site SITE SCHOOLS Schools PARKS Parks WESTToronto TORONTO RAILPATH West Railpath

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upper floor plan

ground floor plan

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section AA 1 Children’s Learning Space 2 Book Stacks 3 Hydroponic Vertical Farm 4 Transformative Reading Lounge 5 Admin Offices 6 Outdoor Farm

section BB 1 Children’s Learning Space 2 Hydroponic Vertical Farm 3 Reading Space 4 Book Stacks 5 Reception

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Planting

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Reading

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Education

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Harvest

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Delivery

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Reception

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Flow of Food Throughout Library

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Indoor Vertical Garden and Outdoor Farm

Hydroponic Farm

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bahay bakal 1B Building Construction Type: Tower With: Bernice Balano

Supervisor: Justin Breg and Cam Parkin Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator

Submitted for the CISC Design Competition in 2020, Bahay Bakal is meant to spread awreness and introduce the problem of deforestation, specifically, of mangrove trees. South East Asian coastal villages rely heavily on these environmental stabilizers as they protect them from floods and landslides. The overall design stems from the physical characteristics of the mangrove tree such as the stairs mimicing its roots and the perforated panels resembling the tree bark. Its nature is reflective of the “bahay kubo” (nipa hut), an iconic building of the Philippines known for its sustainable design and communal spaces. Reminiscent of the bahay kubo’s bamboo frame, the tower’s structure utilizes steel shipping containers which is comparable to its portability and design for disassembly. Though its initial location is in Sabang, creating a transferable tower allows it to spread the same experience in similarly affected areas throughout South East Asia.

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transverse section

cross section

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Detail 1: Twist Lock holds repurposed shipping crate frame together

Detail 2: Ladder bolted to perforated panel wall 1

Detail 3: Structural Brackets support cantilevered balcony 2

Detail 4: Shear Beam support beams bolted to structural frame

Detail 5: Knee-brace stiffens connection between stair and steel frame

Detail 6: Steel Slot-in Stairs stairs folded then bolted to eachother

Detail 7: Steel Stair Anchors connected to stair module and anchored to ground

Detail 8: Helical Piles anchored to structural frame then drilled to ground

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corten steel railings

perforated steel floors

corten steel shipping crate structural frame

steel structural brackets

steel ladder 3

perforated corten steel panels

painted steel shear beams

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steel knee-brace painted steel structural frame steel helical pile anchors

6 steel slot-in stairs

steel double seat swing

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helical piles

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sinuous

2A Studio Supervisor: Lola Sheppard With: Jarin Hoque

Type: Pavilion

Placed on an open field, surrounded by the University of Waterloo’s facilities, the Indigenous gathering space sits adjacent to the intersecting pathways of BC Mathews Hall Park at the University of Waterloo. The gathering space is welcome to all, holding seasonal events recurring throughout the year whilst recognizing the Indigenous context of the land in which the Waterloo campus is built. 20

Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, Grasshopper

Inspired by the structure and values of a traditional Longhouse, the undulating structure consists of steambent primary members that serve as the structural frame and guide for the secondary members, which are naturally bent to form a lattice. The columns create thresholds throughout the structure, combined with the enclosure provided by the lattice.


spring

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cross section

transverse section

arm section

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winter

summer

autumn

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secondary members (entry)

secondary members (central)

secondary members (mid)

secondary members (end)

primary members (frame) steel post

bench

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steel post detail

bench section detail

member connection

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convolution

1B Studio Supervisor: Di Tang Type: Partition Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, Model-Making Featured in Riverside Gallery for OUF and BRIDGE Centre Exhibition for Open House

Designed for the BRIDGE exhibition as a partition, Convolution comprises of folded and looped plastic layers bolted to a steel frame, in which its loops create opportunities for seating and storage, functioning more than an organizer of space. Through experimentation of the flexible properties of paper and leather, basic shapes and patterns were formed such as ribbons and waves. 26

The products of these explorations were then translated into an architectural scale through plastic and steel’s malleable and durable nature, where the simple patterns are retained but are made more complex after combining and altering original designs. This creates a more interesting space while also guiding visitors due to its sinuous composition.


1st iteration: leather

2nd iteration: paper

3rd iteration: cardstock

Composition Exploration

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exhibition plan

transverse section

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3.3m Main St.

Main St.

6.8m


Partition 1

Partition 2

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Partition 3

Partition 4

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observatory house 1A Studio Type: House

Supervisors: Fiona Lim Tung and Saarinen Balagengatharadilak Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, Charcoal, Model-Making

Surrounded by scenic views of the forest of river bluffs park and the starry night sky, this house, containing floor to ceiling windows in each direction, is appropriately inhabited by a telescope enthusiast and collector. With one floor below ground and one above, the resident is provided with three different perspectives of his surroundings: the garden patio facing south, the balcony facing east and west, and his telescope workshop facing north. The house, coincidentally, resembles the basic shape and features of a telscope as well. The sloped roof, used to balance the public and private programs of the upper floor, affects the aperture throughout the floor as the windows evolve in size from the south side of the house to the collector’s workshop, his main place of viewing.

First Project: Cube

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nd Project: Pavilion

Specific moments and spaces from previous projects inspired the design process and final design such as the second floor’s telescopic features and the narrow entryway.

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site plan

ground floor plan

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upper floor plan

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1 Entrance

2 Patio

3 Balcony

4 Workshop


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section AA

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section BB

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selected artwork Human anatomy and still lifes are my favourite subjects to draw and paint as they help me visuallize and understand proportion and form in any project that I do. My media of choice are often charcoal and pastels as they are the most fun to use as well as the most visually striking. I enjoy including as much detail as possible while also abstracting forms.

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Figure Drawings charcoal and conte on stonehenge and pastel paper 11” x 17” - 22” x 30” November - December 2018

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Priscilla and the Lemon Tree charcoal on paper 11” x 17” January 2019

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Still Life with Arizona Can oil pastel on paper 9� x 12� December 2018

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thank you

edgonzal@uwaterloo.ca +1 (647) 771-7133 Toronto, Ontario

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