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Ricardo A. Mu単oz Selected Works 2013


Ricardo A. Mu単oz Selected Works 2013


Ricardo A. Mu単oz Designer + Educator 2115 N. Prairie Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 +1 214 274 6729 rcrd.munoz@gmail.com


Contents FUTURESPACE

A Museum for the Moving Image in Paris 4-29

SOCIAL HOUSE

A New Dorm for Harvard University 30-37

RARE BOOKS LIBRARY

A Rare Books LIbrary in Boston’s North End 38-43

DESERT BATH

A Spa in Wadi Rum, Jordan 44-53

BEYOND PARIS

The Palaiseau Campus at Saclay 54-61

URBAN REC FARM

A Recreational Center and Allotment Gardens 62-67

QATAR NATIONAL MUSEUM

Modeling of galleries and historical artifacts 68-69

CHARLEROI DANSES

Modeling of a complex tower and its adjacent context 70-71

HOUSE TOO

An affordable accessory dwelling unit 72-73

SUBSURFACE

Reactivating Miami’s Bayfront Park 74-75

FRACTAL FACADE

The Architecture of Biology 76-77

DRAWING IN THE CITY

Sketches from a three week stay in Rome 78-81


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FUTURESPACE

A Museum for the Moving Image in Paris GSD M Arch I Thesis Spring 2012 | Advisor: Eric Howeler As universities and institution in Paris begin to grow beyond their physical boundaries, this new campus will allow such growth to take place in a manner that will lead to the interdisciplinary spread of knowledge. This proposal aims at developing the current Palaiseau Campus of the École Polytechnique into a campus ready for growth and prepared to form common spaces that unify the site. The separate universities and institutions each maintain their own identities but are a part of a larger system. This project also focuses on a campus center which contains large gathering spaces for the different institutions to share as well as a common meeting point.

Context plan

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Futurespace

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Place des Vosges

Place Georges Pompidou

Place de la Contrescarpe

Place Dauphine

Jardin du Palais Royal

Place Saint-Germain des Pres

Place Igor Stravinsky

Place du Tertre

Place de l’Hotel de ville

Section studies of famous Parisian squares


Futurespace Place des Vosges

Place Georges Pompidou

Place de la Contrescarpe

Place Dauphine

Jardin du Palais Royal

Place Saint-Germain des Pres

Place Igor Stravinsky

Place du Tertre

Place de l’Hotel de ville

Figure-ground studies of famous Parisian squares

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Diagrams - 1. Traffic in metro stations, 2. Number of hotels by arrondisement, 3. Cultural, religious and monumental zones, 4. Number of visitors per year


Futurespace

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projection screen primary projector reflective glass glass dot screen on glass secondary projector signage display metro entrance viewing platform smallest cinema image garden

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Futurespace

Exploded axonometric in context

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View under the image garden


Futurespace

View behind circulation/screen wall

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Ground floor plan

Second floor plan


Futurespace

Third floor plan

Fourth floor plan

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Roof level plan


Futurespace

Section diagram

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Elevation view of screen/circulation wall


Futurespace

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Long section


Futurespace

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View to Sacre Coeur


Futurespace

View to Eiffel Tower

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30” x 30” Context model


Futurespace

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Section model


Futurespace

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Atrium study


SOCIAL HOUSE

A New Dorm for Harvard University GSD Fall 2009 | Critic: Nat Belcher The site for the project is along a street that is in a bustling part of the city. In order to establish privacy for the students a zone of public spaces is used to mediate between the program. In order to promote and encourage a social life in the house, a series of interconnected spaces are organized diagonally across the two living towers that serve as circulation routes.

Section perspective

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Plans - 1. Plinth level, 2. Terrace level, 3. Typical living Level


Harvard House

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4. Ground floor, 5. View from room

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1. Unit configuration


Harvard House

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2,3. Street-level views

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Final model - front view


Harvard House

Final model - back view

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Site plan


Rare Books Library Project 03

Ricardo A. Muñoz

GSD Spring 2009

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RARE BOOKS LIBRARY 02

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A Rare Books LIbrary in Boston’s North End 01

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In the North End area of Boston, a library for rare books is proposed within a well-established urban fabric.The trapezoidal and triangular polygons are used as a basis for the development of spatial relationships in plan and section. The basement level contains the rare book stacks and receives light from ‘light falls’ that extend beyond the building massing. The ground level is a public zone that allows for visitors to visit the library or simply bypass it completely. The second level contains Ricardo A. Muñoz M Arch I the rest of the program and consists of volumes that interlock with adjacent volumes in a manner which allows them be structural. 01

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01. lightfall 02. circulation tower

Site Plan 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

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Basement Plan Rare Books 1/16 “= 1’ - 0”

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10. reference desk 11. reading room 12. scanner 13. carrels 14. meeting 15. offices 16. auditorium 17. book shop 18. gallery

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Second Floor Plan 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

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Site Plan 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

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06. auditorium entrance 07. circulation entrance 08. tower circulation entrance 09. connection between streets

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10. reference desk 11. reading room 12. scanner 13. carrels 14. meeting 15. offices 16. auditorium 17. book shop 18. gallery

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Second Floor Plan 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

10. reference desk 11. reading room 12. scanner 13. carrels 14. meeting 15. offices 16. auditorium 17. book shop 18. gallery

Rare Books Library Project 03

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1. Section model 2. Library massing model


Rare Books

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3. Exterior passage 4. Lightfall 5. Library entrance

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1. Programming study, 2.Massing model


Rare Rare Books Books Library Library Project Project 03 03

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GSD Spring Spring 2009 2009 GSD

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Diagonal Section Section 1/8” 1/8” == 1’ 1’ -- 0” 0” Diagonal

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3,4. Sections, 5. Secondary entrance

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Site plan


DESERT BATH A Spa in Wadi Rum, Jordan

GSD Fall 2010 | Critic: Sahel Al Hiyari This project explores how extremes can be juxtaposed to create site specific architecture. In the desert valley of Wadi Rum, Jordan this spa lies in the shadow of the vertical shear sides of the rock formations. The spa itself is constructed of thick walls a technique traditionally used in the region to absorb heat in the day and release it during the cool nights. The walls also have varying degrees of perforation in order to cast shadows on the building itself or to allow air to circulate. The arch is employed in abstract and unusual ways in order to bring a sense of familiarity and comfort while using traditional building methods.

Sections

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Plans - 1. Ground level & Second level


Desert Bath

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2. Approach to bath, 3. Wind circulation diagram

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Group exercise space


Desert Bath

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1. Circulation diagram


Desert Bath

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Renderings - 2. Guest level, 3. Meditation rooms

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1. Courtyard pool


Desert Bath

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View of model floors


BEYOND PARIS

The Palaiseau Campus at Saclay GSD Spring 2011 | Critic: Andrea Leers As universities and institution in Paris begin to grow beyond their physical boundaries, this new campus will allow such growth to take place in a manner that will lead to the interdisciplinary spread of knowledge. This proposal aims at developing the current Palaiseau Campus of the École Polytechnique into a campus ready for growth and prepared to form common spaces that unify the site. The separate universities and institutions each maintain their own identities but are a part of a larger system. This project also focuses on a campus center which contains large gathering spaces for the different institutions to share as well as a common meeting point.

Site model

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Plans - 1. Ground, 2. Third, 3. Fourth


Beyond Paris

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4. View over campus common, 5. View to lake, 6. Courtyard view

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1. Sections, 2. Sun angle studies, 3. Ground level view


Beyond Paris

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4. Section, 5. Elevation

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Models


Beyond Paris

Section model

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Top: Ground Level, Bottom: Third Level


URBAN REC FARM

A Recreational Center and Allotment Gardens in Queens, NY GSD SPRING 2010 | Critic: Florian Idenburg To help reduce the environmental impact of the rec center on the site, a series of green spaces are introduced that belong to the center and function as different types of fields. A large area is devoted to allotment gardens reserved for inhabitants of the Willet’s Point neighborhood in New York. The building’s configuration is meant to define a zone of activity as well as allowing a porous condition permitting circulation.

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Soil

Drainage membrane

Drainage pipes

Green roof to reduce heating and cooling costs

Drainage system diagram

Site orientatio

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Open courtyards open meeting spaces

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Open ground level permits porosity

to capture favorable summer winds and block winter winds

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d and fields beyond

Tree - lined streets demarcate permeab

Diagrams - 1. Wind patterns, 2. Views, 3. Green roofs, 4. Circulation


Urban Rec Farm

Views to urban green from box geometry

Adjacent blocks capture summer prevailing winds

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Views to urban green from box geometry

Open ground level permits porosity

Structural Concept - Steel Cage Reinforcing

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Open ground level permits porosity

Diagrams - 5. Green lanes, 6. Structural system, 7. Ground level view

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Urban Rec Farm

Bird’s eye view

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1. View of museum from water, 2.Kaleidoscope projection walls, 3. Modeled artifacts


QATAR NATIONAL MUSEUM Modeling of galleries and historical artifacts Ateliers Jean Nouvel 2011 | Paris As part of the Qatar National Museum team I worked closely with the interior designers and gallery design consultant in crafting the spaces within the museum located in Doha. The museum inhabits land surrounding the current museum and aspires to be a place where visitors can learn about the history of Qatar along with its civilizations. Throughout the galleries hundreds of historical artifacts will be on display as well as several interactive exhibits. The interior of the museum very much reflects the exterior as it also is composed of intersecting discs that create unique and exciting exhibits for each individual specific gallery.

Plan of galleries

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1. Elevation, 2. Window layout, 3. Elevation, 4. Section


CHARLEROI DANSES

Modeling of a complex tower and its adjacent context Ateliers Jean Nouvel 2011 | Paris This tower located in Charleroi Belgium is part of a complex which will house the city’s police station headquarters as well as the Charleroi Danse dance company. The tower is nestled between two existing buildings and will create a public space at its base. This space will be a flowing surface that help provide a separation

between the public and private spaces associated with the program. The tower is composed of complex geometric shapes that give the tower its unique form. The 21-story tower will provide office space that will able to have views over the city’s center.

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1. Plan, 2. Unfolded section


HOUSE TOO

An affordable accessory dwelling unit Competition in Wellfleet, MA | March 2013 This project is the result of a deep analysis not only of the site and housing typology, but of the island’s history. This unit occupies the site in such a manner as to allow the inhabitant unimpeded access to the home from Pine Point Way as well as maintaining the character that exists on Pine Point Road by not disturbing it. The house respects the contours of the

site by creating an outdoor space that gently becomes lower as it approaches the view of the water. The house itselft hinges from the entry vestibule to allow views to the water while still creating privacy. The house is constructed of locally sourced lumber and employs local historical building methods as well as the knowledge of local craftsmen.

View from road

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Bird’s eye view of proposal


SUBSURFACE

Reactivating Miami’s Bayfront Park Competition with MMLVE | May 2013 In order to present Miami with an icon that can accomplish all of the above and more, SUBSURFACE proposes to add a substantial structure to Bayfront Park that will support physical, contextual, and programmatic shifts over multiple and simultaneous timelines. Utilizing

Isamu Noguchi’s fountain as a circular base, a slender 800 ft. tower tapers slightly up from the circumference of the fountain. The tower, which supports circulation & observation platforms, acts as the framework for the actual building material: water.

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1. View up tower, 2. View from park

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insulation 2” airspace 6 1/2” precast embedded connection plate

insulated glazing

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sunshade device

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insulated glazing

flooring mullion overlapping airspace blocking embedded connection plate 2” airspace 6 1/2” precast panel

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1. Detail section, 2. Panel elevation, 3. Room section


FRACTAL FACADE The Architecture of Biology

Competition with PageSoutherlandPage | 2013 This project proposes to introduce the fractal as a facade system generator to be employed within healthcare facilities. The facade will be constructed of 6 1/2� concrete precast panels embedded with glazing and sunshading devices to only allow the desired amount of light within patient bedrooms. By utilizing this type of tiling fractal all the dimensions needed within a patient bedroom can be satisfied, from the dimensions of a patient bed, headwall and seating spaces to window openings and ceiling mounted fixtures. As a way to maximize production three full size panels can be manufactured and repeated without creating monotony within the whole building elevation. Each 28 wide panel is pefectly proportioned for two patient bedrooms.

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DRAWING IN THE CITY Sketches from a three week stay in Rome GSD Summer 2011 | Director: T. Kelly Wilson The following drawings and sketches are from a drawing seminar held in Rome. We visited several sites each day and sketched from 8 in the morning until sun down. Living in Rome gave me a very good understanding of the city’s urban fabric as well as its wonderful spaces. The layering of the city’s past create a rich palimpsest that can only truly be discovered and analyzed through investigation by drawing and sketching.

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Drawing in the City

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Ricardo A. Mu単oz Designer + Educator 2115 N. Prairie Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 +1 214 274 6729 rcrd.munoz@gmail.com

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