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Existing + Culturally Significant Occupation

Shoe Repair Cl assrooms

Nursery

Samba Dance Studio

Open to Interpretation

Favela

Push + Pull

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Soccer is more important than important, if it were possible. “Soccer is life” is not just a saying for fun, for many countries around the world, and without a doubt in South America. Especially for the players who live in the favelas, soccer is a getaway from the often dangerous and hectic lifestyle. With the FIFA World Cup being held in the backyard of Complexo do Alemao, there are a lot of conflicting elements with building enough infrastructure for an event that lasts a month versus building better infrastructure for hundreds of thousands of people that struggle to get by in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Dancing is an important part of any culture, and in Brazil we can find some of the liveliest music and dances. Samba fills the streets on any given day, especially during carnivale season, where all the samba schools that exist and are major parts of it reside solely in favelas. Hip Hop is also beginning to impact the youths of the favelas, hence the breakdancing and the creation of entirely new dance styles.

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Markets are the heart of any community, literally bringing everyone together for the sake of getting the right kind of vegetable. If I can provide one central point for some of the markets to reconvene it would make it easier to find them as well as for the market owners to exchange pieces of ideas with each other. In terms of entertainment and diving into culture, I immediately think of Capoeira. It’s a mixture of martial arts and dance and is innevitably an impressive feat.

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHY TAKEN BY: Monica Sanchez Diaz

Content

TCA JULY 2013

LOST BOY SHOP

STOREFRONT LAYOUT 4


Comienzo


Studies: Transportation systems present in South American cities THESIS PREPCase Focus on Cable Cars (Gondolas)

Complexo do Alemao Teleferico and Morro Alemao

BijaRi: Brazilian Artists in Medellin (Comuna 1) “Contando con Nosotros� looked to get close into that young neighborhood for a collaboration with its people, to create a story with its memories, history, conflicts and desires. The phrases and themes come together to form an intervention over the roofs to portray testimonies that mold an identity that is under construction as an open book, and keep writing its memories until they form into cities.

27.65%>3.4% Favela Population growth > Rest of the city population growth in 10 years

65% of Favela Inhabitants considered middle class

Morro do Alemao= German Hill after settler Leonard Kaczmarkiewicz

Roughly 300,000 total population.

Triggering the Favela Roofscape



1920 | Leather Factory 1946 | Avenida Brasil 1951 | Beginning Settlements



Triggering the Favela Roofscape

http://vimeo.com/35007967#at=0

Rio de J a ne iro

Open Program

Push + Pull

Teleferico

Existing + Culturally Significant Occupation

Shoe Repair C l a s s r o o m s

Nursery

Open to Interpretation

Samba Dance Studio

Favela

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Favela

Intervention

Teleferico

Rio de J a n e i ro






Studies: Transportation systems present in South American cities THESIS PREPCase Focus on Cable Cars (Gondolas)

GENERAL POPULATION

PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION LIVING IN SLUM CONDITIONS

Colombia

32%

Venezuela

RIO DE JANEIRO’S FAVELAS

Brazil

VENEZUELA Population: 27,600,000

16.1% COLOMBIA Population: 46,056,000

1 = 5,000 ppl

PUBLIC DEBT

20% “massive urbanisation means hundreds of already near-bankrupt cities trying to cope in 20 years with the kind of problems London or New York only managed to address with difficulty in 150 years.� John Vidal (2004)

45%

POP. DENSITY: PPL PER SQ. KM.

37.8

26%

60%

15yrs 64

20.3

26.3

75% 44% 95% of the

BRAZIL Population: 200,000,000 LARGEST CITY POP.

6,079,000

3,007,000

From a Survey by the IETS, interesting results came up when speaking to and comparing results from 6 of the major favelas in rio de Janeiro. They interviewed 92,000 people across the 6 favelas (total population of all favelas in Rio de Janeiro is 1,400,000).

16,553,000

houses w e r e brick and concrete

from Chapter 1 of “Tomorrow’s Crises Today� by Chris Horwood

h a d tile floors

had computers

76% 90% have lived in the community for 10+ yrs

of working age residents were employed

26% employed in own business

http://www.prb.org/DataFinder/Topic/Rankings.aspx?ind=13 http://www.indexmundi.com/colombia/slum-population.html

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CONTENTION

INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION

The Gondola/Cable Car system creates pockets of urban acupuncture that allows for the informal settlements that obtained this asset to their community to expand their possibilities of integration to the formal city. Whether or not the informal communities want to be involved is entirely up to them. One way to allow for the community to feel a sense of proprietorship with these new systems, such as the gondola, I am proposing a sort of advertising to be acquired by the inhabitants of certain houses. Specifically looking and exploring the Complexo do Alemao in Rio de Janeiro, we will envision a roof that acts as a mediator between the ground floor inhabitant and the soaring spectator, albeit some of those spectators are inhabitants as well.

INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION

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FLAWS IN THE CABLE CAR CASE STUDIES

Medellin

Ca ra c a s

Rio de Janeiro

CONCERNS

What are the tactics used in the planification of the roof systems? What type of advertising are we talking about? How are they being integrated into the existing houses? How are these roof systems spatially redefining the informal landscape, as well as the formal gondola? What space does this system inhabit? And what strategy is it using to inhabit that space?

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INCREASE IN METRO FARES 5(029,1*27+(575$1632570$.(67+(&20081,7<5(/<72208&+21 GONDOLAS &2677,0(63(17,1&216758&7,21 3$&,),&$7,212),1)250$/5(029(6&(57$,148,5.6)520&20081,7,(6 *21'2/$6&$0(:,7+3$&,),&$7,21 6863,&,2865(029$/2)+286(6,167($'2)-8673529,',1*,1)5$6758&785()25 025(6(&85(+286,1* (;3$16,212)52$'6,66/2:352&(66025('(6758&7,212)+20(6$1' &20081,7<&(17(56

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Kenyaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Aimed skyward from photos atop a train, the eyes of women pierce a rooftop landscape in Nairobi's Kibera slum.

http://www.irinnews.org/pdf/in-depth/tomorrowscrisestoday-chapter6.pdf http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-politics/rios-favela-population-largest-in-brazil/# http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/world/americas/brazil-faces-obstacles-in-preparations-for-rio-olympics.html?_r=1& http://rioonwatch.org/?p=3367 http://rioonwatch.org/?p=3252 http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/rio-capital-verde-20-anos-depois-4068395 http://iets.org.br/

Triggering the Favela Roofscape

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Triggering the Favela Roofscape

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THE EFFECTS OF THE DENSITY OF SURROUNDING BUILDINGS THE LETTERED FAVELA: THE FOLLIES OF VACANCY IN COMPLEXO THESIS DO ALEMAO, RIO DE JANEIRO (MAINLY HOUSING)

Existing Roof Conditions in Complexo do Alemao French Artist: JR, Author of “Women are Heroes”

French Artist: JR, Author of Women are Heroes

BijaRi: Brazilian Artists in Medellin (Comuna 1)

“Today I am revealing the first image from a project I did almost a year ago in the complete shadows… 10 years ago I was enlarging for the first time huge images of people from this neighborhood on the walls of WKLVEXLOGLQJLQWKHVXEXUEVRI3DULV &OLFK\0RQWIHUPHLO «7KHFLW\WULHG WRWDNHPHWRFRXUWIRULWEXWWKH\QHYHUIRXQGPH2QH\HDUODWHUWKH riots started in France at this exact same place, in front of the pastings. My friend @ladjly still lives there, and when we heard they were going to destroy the buildings for a new renovation plan we decided to do a last action inside it with the portraits we had from 2004/2005. We gathered a team of 25 that had previously pasted with me around the globe and we went inside the buildings with no authorization and pasted faces on the different apartments. We got arrested when we came out of the building later in the night but the police didn't understand why we pasted inside a tower that would be destroyed the next GD\«WKH\KDGWROHWXVJR DOVRQRYDQZDVELJHQRXJKWRILWDOORIXV  When the cranes arrived the next day to destroy the building, this is what they found… More images to be published in the next days. #SuburbsofParis #prodbyEtienneandSaid #showatLazaridesGallery” -From JR Intsagram Account

“Contando con Nosotros” looked to get close into that young neighborhood for a collaboration with its people, to create a story with its memories, history, conflicts and desires. The phrases and themes come together to form an intervention over the roofs to portray testimonies that mold an identity that is under construction as an open book, and keep writing its memories until they form into cities.

Building Relationships

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ARCHITECT

Favela Community


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LETTERED FAVELA: THE FOLLIES OF VACANCY IN COMPLEXO THESISTHE DO ALEMAO, RIO DE JANEIRO

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1’ = 1/8”

Soccer is more important than important, if it were possible. “Soccer is life” is not just a saying for fun, for many countries around the world, and without a doubt in South America. Especially for the players who live in the favelas, soccer is a getaway from the often dangerous and hectic lifestyle. With the FIFA World Cup being held in the backyard of Complexo do Alemao, there are a lot of conflicting elements with building enough infrastructure for an event that lasts a month versus building better infrastructure for hundreds of thousands of people that struggle to get by in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Dancing is an important part of any culture, and in Brazil we can find some of the liveliest music and dances. Samba fills the streets on any given day, especially during carnivale season, where all the samba schools that exist and are major parts of it reside solely in favelas. Hip Hop is also beginning to impact the youths of the favelas, hence the breakdancing and the creation of entirely new dance styles.

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Markets are the heart of any community, literally bringing everyone together for the sake of getting the right kind of vegetable. If I can provide one central point for some of the markets to reconvene it would make it easier to find them as well as for the market owners to exchange pieces of ideas with each other. In terms of entertainment and diving into culture, I immediately think of Capoeira. It’s a mixture of martial arts and dance and is innevitably an impressive feat.

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SU ABROAD|Florence

t h e p e r s i s t e n c e a c r o s s a b r o k e n

a n e w i m p r i n t , g r o u n d

A GROUND P L ANE T HAT CREATES A DESTIN ATIO N NOT A DETO U R THRO U G HT THE HEART O F CI T Y

e x t r u d e d

g r i d p l a n e S U M M A R Y

O F

T H E

G R I D D E D

r e a l i g n e d I D E O L O G Y

b r o k e n

v o i d The Walls of Firenze Roman Walls Medival Walls Bridges City Blocks SITE

In partnership with Nicole M. Homeny


B E C O M I N G T H E G R I D

u n d e r s t a n d i n g T H E G R I D

64'' 41#&.'8'.

6 5+&'9#.- 5 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 41670&# #4'#1(':%#8#6+10

P O I N T S : R E D U C E D S T A T E I N F I N I T E

P E R S P E C T I V E

41#&

C O N T I N U O U S : N O H I E R A R C H Y

5+&'9#.-

/7.6+2.'56#/2'&2#8'/'065

UJKHVKPIITQWPFRNCPGU

D E F I N E D : N O H I E R A R C H Y

F O C A L

P O I N T S

W A L L : S T R A T E G I C S P A C I N G

R E S T R A I N T S

V O I D : M O D U L A T E D F I E L D S

P M O F

E X T R U S I O N S

O S C H E : A N I P U L A T I O N F R E D I D U A L O R M

In partnership with Nicole M. Homeny


ANALYSIS OF THE ANNUNCIATIONPiero della Francesca

the annunciation, Friar Bartolomeo

the annunciation, Piero della Francesca

the devotions of the marian faith

the object

mary

god

THE VIRGIN

the building blocks of buildings

CORINTHIAN COLUMN, BONE OF THE BUILDING

CORINTHIAN COLUMN,

doric COLUMN,

ionic COLUMN,

tuscan COLUMN,

composite cOLUMN,

In partnership with Nicole M. Homeny


BASILICA DI SAN MARCO|VENEZIA Bas-Relief Model


URBANISM, MODERNISM AND THE SOUTH AMERICAN CIUDADES DEL SURLANDSCAPE CITY


COPACABANA BEACH, RIO DE JANIERO


NIEMEYER, SAO PAULO


MEXICOMexico City: Myth, Mechanics and Modernity


create a unique, collaged site from examples of strip malls from all EXPLORING MID CITIESTo around the world


BIG BOX UTOPIA EUPHORIAThe study of big box architecture


BOSTON UNIVERSITYEXPANSION OF BU FACILTIES INTO STRIP-BASED BUILDINGS


EL -15'

Transverse Section 5’’ 0’’

10’’ 16’’

Commonwealth Ave.

College of Fine Arts

Charles River


LIBRARY

JYVASKYLA, NORWAY


JYVASKYLA, NORWAY 5’’ 0’’

10’’ 16’’

Longitudinal Section


Professional Practice


store in Alfred I. Dupont Historic building, Miami, FL (Trelles LOST BOY SHOPJean Cabarrocas Architects)

In collaboration with Luis Trelles and Christopher Rodriguez


LOST BOY SHOP

In collaboration with Luis Trelles and Christopher Rodriguez


LOST BOY SHOP

TCA JULY 2013

TCA JULY 2013

LOST BOY SHOP

LOST BOY SHOP

STOREFRONT LAYOUT 4

STOREFRONT LAYOUT 4

In collaboration with Luis Trelles and Christopher Rodriguez


/exhibition space in Salon Explora, to be used by Middle and C3TEC | CAGUAS, PRWorkshop High School students as a hands-on science and technology experience


C3TEC | WORKSTATION


CORB -BOLOGNA


PEREZ CRUZ WINERY


SAUDADE

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