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PORTFOLIO

Tomás Quaglia Martínez Bachelor of Architecture - National University of Córdoba, Argentina

Selected Works 2016 - 2019 Architecture - Urban Design - Landscape Architecture


Tomás Quaglia Martínez

Nationality: Argentina Mobile phone: +54 9 351 6847328 Email address: tomasquaglia@gmail.com

Education

Honors and Awards

Research Experience

National University of Cordoba - School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design. Bachelor of Architecture. 6-years Professional Degree Program with Thesis. GPA: 9.08 / 10.00 - Summa Cum Laude.

03.2012 - 12.2017

Fulbright Scholarship associated with the Ministry of Education of Argentina to pursue a Master’s Degree in the United States, 2020-2021.

06.2019

Honorable Mention, Degree Final Project Competition: Rethinking Architecture.

03.2019

University Award for achieving the highest GPA at the School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design out of 544 graduates during 2017.

11.2018

Honorable Mention, Tamayouz Excellence Award: International Graduation Projects.

10.2018

1st Prize, International Design Competition: Brazilian Pavilion at the EXPO Dubai 2020.

09.2018

1st Prize, National Design Competition: Sustainable Housing Prototype.

08.2018

2nd Prize, National Design Competition: Masterplan - Urban Railway Lands in Córdoba.

07.2018

1st Prize, National Design Competition: Creative Warehouse in Mendoza.

03.2018

7th Prize, International Design Competition: Educational, and Sport Facility in Zurich.

05.2017

Summer Course Scholarship, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

10.2011

National University of Córdoba School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design. Research Team Member

07.2018 - present

Current project: “Metropolis and peri-urban territories. Theories, plans and projects in the northern suburbs of the city of Córdoba”. Responsibilities: Study and discussion of disperse urban settlements. Analysis of macroeconomics and production systems with an impact on its social and spatial organization. Production of maps. Director: Professor Fernando Díaz Terreno.

University of Buenos Aires School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism. Participant of “S.O.S. Cities” Studio

04.2016

Location: Chiloe Island, Chile. This course engages the design of Latin American cities in need. Responsibilities: Stakeholder engagement and analysis. Development of an urban proposal. Production of maps, renderings and diagrams. Director: Professor Marcelo Vila.

Teaching Experience

National University of Córdoba School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design. Teaching Assistant Course: Urbanism II - Director: Professor Fernando Díaz Terreno - Fall and spring semesters 2017-2019. Course: Architecture V - Director: Professor Cristian Nanzer - Fall and spring semesters 2019.

03.2017 - present


Professional Experience

Licensed Architect College of Architects of Cordoba.

07.2018 - present

Participation in national and international design competitions, obtaining prizes and honorable mentions. Design and development of residential and commercial projects.

Atelman, Fourcade, Tapia Architecture Office (AFT) Cordoba-Buenos Aires, Argentina Junior Architect

07.2018 - present

Preparing and presenting design proposals for commercial and residential projects. Producing detailed drawings. Attended regular meetings with clients, contractors and other specialists. Design of an urban project for over 10k inhabitants. Working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget. Taking part of a design competition team for a service hub and headquarters for YPF oil company in Buenos Aires. Preparing and designing competition sheets, detailed drawings and diagrams.

Berzero - Jaros Architecture Office Cordoba, Argentina Junior Architect

01.2018 - 04.2018

Collaborated in residential projects. Produced plans and 3D models. Prepared presentation for clients. Compiled projects for architect’s portfolio, presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Participated in national design competition for a civic center and urban plan in Cipolletti. Involved in the design and development of the proposal. Produced competition sheets and diagrams.

Adolfo Mondejar Architecture Office Cordoba, Argentina Junior Architect

02.2017 - 11.2017

Prepared and presented a design proposal for a major public institution in the city of Cordoba. Produced highly-detailed drawings. Attended regular meetings with clients and other specialists. Developed and compiled project specifications. Took part of a international design competition team for an education and sport facility in Zurich, Switzerland, obtaining a prize. Actively involved in discussions for the design of the proposal. Prepared and designed competition sheets, detailed drawings, diagrams and renderings.

City Planning Institute (IPLAM) Cordoba, Argentina Internship

03.2016 - 07.2016

Developed a project for the main urban nature reserve in Córdoba. Gathered and analyzed economic and environmental studies. Conducted field investigations to analyze factors affecting land use. Joined meetings with public officials regarding development plans and land use. Researched about urban reserves projects. Established main strategies and critical sectors. Produced plans and renderings.

Publications

Skills

International Biennale of Architecture of Argentina (BIA-AR), Distinguished Project (Suquia, Urban River Restoration), BIA-AR Book 2018, Bisman Ediciones.

11.2018

International Biennale of Architecture of Argentina (BIA-AR), Selected Project (Creative Warehouse), BIA-AR Book, Bisman Ediciones.

11.2018

Article “From a abandoned Shed to a Ideas Lab”, Clarin Newspaper.

08.2018

Article “Urban Regeneration and Transformation of a River”, Clarin Newspaper.

08.2018

Languages: Spanish: Native, English: Proficient (TOEFL 109), German: Advanced (C1 Deutsches Sprachdiplom). Software: Autodesk Revit - Autocad - 3ds Max, Sketch Up, Adobe Photoshop - InDesign Illustrator, Lumion, Vray, Microsoft Office


The majority of the world’s population lives in cities. A decade ago, the urban global population exceeded 50 percent, and is currently in continuous expansion. It is therefore necessary to formulate answers to this rapid growth. This portfolio exhibits my recent work in architecture and urban design, both academic and professional. Ranging from a large, territorial scale to a small, unit scale, these projects address the issues of borders within cities, urban regeneration and resilience, focusing on the potential of neglected and undervalued elements of the city. The thesis project “Connecting Borders” develops strategies to integrate a forgotten and polluted river that became a border within the city, while “Rururban Network” focus on borders between the city and rural spaces. Both “Open City” and “Creative Warehouse” try to achieve urban regeneration by recovering abandoned railway infrastructures. “Permeable housing” bets on collective housing and mixed uses for a sustainable urbanism and “House for the Compact City” also promotes living in the city with a housing prototype adaptable to multiple urban locations.


CONTENTS

urban design

01

Connecting Borders

6

Urban River Restoration towards an Integrated City 02

Open City

20

Masterplan for Northern Railway Lands 03

Rururban Network

26

East Periphery Study Case 04

Permeable Housing

32

Cipolleti Civic Center Masterplan

architecture

05

Creative Warehouse

36

Recovery of a Railway Infrastructure 06

House for the Compact City

40

Sustainable Housing Prototype 07

Scenic Mist

Brazilian Pavilion EXPO 2020

44


01

Connecting Borders

Urban River Restoration towards an Integrated City year

2017

type

Undergraduate Work: Thesis Project

site team tutors description

Suquía River, Córdoba, Argentina In collaboration with Emilia Darricades - Ana Isaía Agustín Berzero - Adolfo Mondéjar For many years, rivers were a source of transportation and power that definded the foundation of cities. But, as cities became industrialized, urban rivers suffered important alterations in their biophysical structure, which became more evident in industrial and post-industrial periods. In many cases, they turned into polluted banks, they were deflected, covered, buried underground and forgotten. Urban rivers are essential for the foundation of cities and have several characteristics that make them one of the most important means of change and transformation. River recovery projects proved to be a fundamental tool for a complete urban renovation, while stimulating functional and integrated community spaces. Urban rivers should be restored considering their natural condition and memory with a water sensitive approach. This way, cities can recover urban green spaces, reduce the risk of flooding and increase biodiversity. In Córdoba, Suquía River has a great potential; it crosses the city from West to East having a direct impact on a large part of the urban population (58% live less than one mile away from the water course). Under this position, we proceeded to identify the needs and characteristics of the different areas located on both sides of the river in order to define the possible activities and infrastructures of each sector. The Suquía River is a border in the heart of the city: it works as a fundamental piece of a puzzle. Our goal is to regenerate that missing piece towards an integrated city of Córdoba.

awards

Distinguished Project, International Biennale of Architecture of Argentina, 2018. Honorable Mention, Degree Final Project Competition: Rethinking Architecture. Honorable Mention, Tamayouz Excellence Award: International Graduation Projects.

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Proposed: Typical

Proposed: Storm

7


CONCEPT Borders are spaces for interaction CĂłrdoba is fragmented into multiple pieces that are not closely connected. It is very common to observe, especially in Latin American cities, the presence of borders that divide them. These limits may appear due to infrastructures, large transport routes, urban barriers or topographical characteristics. Usually, in urban design the focus is the center of cities, neglecting the borders. These are seen as limits between communities, social classes, functions and activities, and they are not considered as spaces that contribute to the city. Borders, in nature, are areas of an habitat where organisms become more interactive, due to the encounter of different species or physical conditions. The border contains more energy than the inside. This idea is similar to the behaviour of a cell, where its membrane acts as a border. It allows exchange and external influence while conserving the content. That means it allows the flow of different elements but selectively, incorporating what it needs. Taking advantage of this in the design of cities is crucial for creating spaces for interaction that encourage the integration of the urban population.

Cell and Membrane: Interaction

Bird eye view of the SuquĂ­a River 8

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CONTEXT Suquía River and the Metropolitan Area of Córdoba The Suquía River, including its tributaries and canals, played a important role in the development of Córdoba. The river is a fundamental natural component in the conformation of the urban territory. Throughout history, the water course incorporated different kinds of infrastructures to get adapted to the economic needs of the city by adding a series of dams and canals. In the last decades, urban and industrial growth pushed the river to become an urban border, dividing the city and producing tragedies in its extension. Nowadays, beyond the situation of deterioration and low environmental quality, the river appears as an opportunity for the development of a ecological axis in a metropolitan scale, due to the vast connection with the urban fabric. The Suquía River evidences the need to establish a multidisciplinary management that promotes the linkage of the territory with the city, enhancing the mountain landscape in the northwest sector, and the plain landscape in the east area.

Suquía River Basin

CITY ANALYSIS

Urban Mobility

Floods and Risks

Green Spaces and Voids


STRATEGY 1 suquía river /

Supports Sustainable Mobility Suquía River crosses the city from West to East, through the highest urban growth areas. That represents a great opportunity for the development of a sustainable mobility axis articulated with the existing transport systems.

Parking Sustainable Moiblity System

Cars Light Train Suquía River

Light Train Cars Parking

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Existing

Proposed


1.2

1.3

1.4

Sustainable mobility system along the River

Integration with urban transportation systems

Reduction of private car Traffic

Bridges and waterreaching pathways

Replacing the existing two-lane street with a more efficient system that includes a light train, bike lane and larger pedestrian ways.

Creation of multiple stations to connect the River with existing and future urban transportation systems.

Construction of parking buildings to reduce traffic and encourage the use of public transportation. Reducing the speed for a pedestrian-friendly public space.

Adding new bridges for pedestrian use, bikes and cars. Incorporation a continuous pathway along the river.

SuquĂ­a River

Sustainable Moiblity System

1.1

11


STRATEGY 2 suquía river /

Promotes Urban Development The recovery and renovation of the Suquía River means that proprieties values in surrounding areas will rise. It also generates interest in private investors to develop projects around the river, and causes a renewal of the nearby urban fabric, often degraded.

PHASE 1 - 2.8 miles

Renovation Density Infrastuctures Institutions Suquía River Institutions Infrastuctures Densifty Renovation

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PHASE 2 - 38 miles

PHASE 3 - 3.6 miles

PHA


2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Density and reinvestment

Urban fabric renovation & Recycle of infrastructures

Public space and institutions

Policy tools and socialsensitive planning

Defining areas for new urban developments. Encouraging living in the city rather than in the suburbs. Re-investment of capital gains.

Upgrade and renewal of degraded areas. Construction of mixeduse buildings and social housing.

Development of a continuous public space, reincorporating abandoned buildings and infrastructures as public institutions.

Stakeholder management to ensure social approval. Definition of phases and priority projects.

ASE 4 - 2.4 miles

PHASE 5 - 2.3 miles

PHASE 6 - 2.3 miles

PHASE 7 - 2.2 miles

SuquĂ­a River

13


STRATEGY 3 suquía river /

Integrates Urban Ecosystems Green areas of Córdoba are usually disconnected, and not linked to the network of public spaces, making them inaccessible to citizens. Suquía River is an axis with the potential to integrate all these spaces and reduce pollution, create environmental awareness, preserve native species and generate different cultural, learning and observation scenarios.

Native Forest Grass / Pasture Parks Sensorial Urban farming Wetlands Resilence / Floods Suquía River Resilence / Floods Wetlands Urban farming Sensorial Parks Grass / Pasture Native Forest

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3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Integration of urban green spaces

Recovery of vegetation and biodiversity

River re-naturalization

Urban resilence to floods

Connecting the ecological network of green spaces throughout the city. This area represent more than 9m2 for every citizen, as suggested by the WHO.

Definition of multiple land uses and vegetation for a diverse ecological system.

Recovery the river to its natural condition, removing concrete canals, which extend for 3 miles.

Development of multiple tools to control floods and other risks. Devices to Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge.

re-naturalization

SuquĂ­a River

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MASTERPLAN

P4 Downtown

Large, Medium, Small The plan is developed through three different scales. [Large]: Territorial study of the entire river across 18 miles. [Medium]: “Priority Projects”, areas where solutions are needed more urgently, with the potential of being major projects of the system. [Small]: “Tool Box”, which contains a series of devices that solve particular issues and that respond to actions such as use, connect, reach, store, clean and resist.

8.8 miles

14k new pop.

36 ha

P1 San Martín Natural Reserve

P2 Infiernillo Canal

2.4 miles

5k new pop.

63 ha

3.2 miles 16

7k new pop.

41 ha


6.2 miles

P5

P8

Civic Center

Civic Center

13k new pop.

10 ha

6.3 miles

2k new pop.

86 ha

P6 San Vicente

P2 Alberdi

4.5 miles

5.8 miles

9k new pop.

3k new pop.

18 ha

65 ha 17


TOOLBOX 01

Connect

Pedestrian bridge

Bicycle bridge

Renovated bridge

Platform bridge

02

03

Reach

Clean

Ramp

Tower

Filter pond

Urban stairs

04

Cleaning drain

05

Live

Move

Dock

Balcony dock

Covered dock

06

Info

Rental

WC

Train stop

Storage

07

Resist

Store

Wall flood barrier

Building flood barrier

Natural flood barrier

Flood court

Flood square

Reservoir tank

08

Use

Flexible roof 18

Hybrid-use building

Market


Connecting Borders With the intention of reincorporating borders, we designed public space with pedestrianization and a mixture of complex activities. The smart city of the future aims to gain flexibility and innovation, prefers living borders to dead ones and it gets stimulated from the others and their differences.

Upper way: New sustainable mobility system

Lower path: Reaching the water and public space 19


02

Open City

Masterplan for Northern Railway Lands year

2016

type

National Design Competition - SECOND PRIZE

site team role description

Cรณrdoba, Argentina Estudio Estrategias - Agencia Espacial General Design, Technical Drawing, 3D Modeling, Presentation The Masterplan for Northern Railway Lands extends for 8 miles and includes abandoned buildings, vast inaccessible areas and emergency housing settlements. Trains have not used this lines for decades. This reality configures this railway lands as a major border, that causes the fragmentation of the urban fabric. To reverse this situation, we proposed strategies to recover this space, based on the recognition of three layers: Mobility, Environment and Urban Fabric. Urban Mobility: Promotion of multi-modality, incorporating public transport systems and non-motorized mobility. Railways appear as an opportunity for the addition of a light train system for the connection between the city center and the metropolitan area. A continuous space is proposed for non-motorized mobility, enabling the use of the bicycle and pedestrian walkways. Environmental and Heritage Park: The wide gap available becomes a large public space, with the memory of the railway and promotes the recovery of the railway buildings, while introducing concepts of sustainability and environmental regeneration. New Urban Fabric: Urbanization and development of Integrated Management Areas (IMA), promoting medium and high density with quality public space. These areas encourage building homogeneity and project heterogeneity, with new mixed use systems of housing, office, commerce and services.

20


21


MASTERPLAN

Northern Urban Park (NUP) The plan to recover the railway lands is named “Northern Urban Park” in reference to the first national railway created in the 19th century, the Northern Line. This project aims at creating a new centrality in the north of Córdoba and proposes a new urban structure that allows growth and renovation. The main objective is to integrate the railway lands into the urban system.

Galpones Station L1

FCB

30

40

50

60

P

T

z

PUS

L2

Belgrano Station A

L1 L2

FCB

30 32

600

41

TA

42

San Martin Station

22

11

20

18

27

P

T

z

PUS

Lavalleja

R1

P

T

z

PUS


Program

Infrastructure - Mobility

IMA Integrated Managment Areas

1

PCN Central Boulevard PCN Urban fabric consolidation Civic Center

A

Metro Line A

L

Light Train

R

River Light Train Belgrano Railway Line

FCB

Commercial Center

Avenues

Cultural and Sport Facility Convention Center Events Center

CORREDORES OMNIBUS Y TROLEBUS

Mobility Hub

NUP Parks system

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 500 600 TA TB

Line 1 Orange Line 2 Blue Line 3 Red Line 4 Yellow Line 5 Yellow Line 6 Orange Line 7 Blue Line 8 Red Line 500 Inner Ring Line 600 Outer Ring Electric Bus A Electric Bus B

P

Parking Buildings

T

Taxis Bike Parking and Rental

PUS

Public Urban Services Drinking Water Energy Public Restrooms Lockers Wifi

Jua nB

Estaciรณn Forja

to

Jus

L1

FCB

600

L2

60

TB

P

T

z

PUS

65

Jose Baigorri

at .P Av ria

Jeronimo Cortez

Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera

General Paz Station Alta Cรณrdoba Station A

44 FCB

R1

30

50 500 TA

32

53

P

T

z

PUS

63

TB

P

T

z

PUS

52 55

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SECTOR 1 New dense city blocks are located in the northern part of the sector. A linear park next helps to mitigate the impact of heavy trains. New bridges are added over the railways ensuring continuity of the urban fabric. The old “Alta Córdoba” Train Station is recovered to operate with a mix of uses.

Program

Phases 3 2

5

6

4

Phase 1

1

4

Housing Office

Cultural Railways

Sports

Phase 2

Domain

Private

Heritage Private

Plan

Linear Park, parallel to Railways 24

New City Blocks, Medium - High Density

Public


SECTOR 2 Multiple abandoned buildings railways warehouses - are recovered for mixed-use development. New city blocks are concentrated in the north-western sector, to ensure a continuous public space in the sector. A central boulevard articulates the diverse program and creates a connection with the main urban system.

Program

Phases Phase 1 Phase 2

Domain Housing Office

Sport Cultural

Civic Center Railways

Mobility Hub

Private Heritage Private Public

Plan

New City Blocks and Recovered Railway Warehouses 25


03

Rururban Network East Periphery Study Case year

2016

type

Undergraduate work & Research - Urbanism II Final Project

site team tutors description

East Periphery, Córdoba, Argentina In collaboration with Ana Isaia - Emilia Darricades Fernando Diaz Terreno - Marita Pulido The consolidation of the rural-urban binary system in the periphery is essential for the control of the accelerated urban growth. This region, previously called the “Green Belt”, used to produce most fruits and vegetables consumed in the metropolitan area. But with urban expansion, rural settlements began to be replaced with low density neighborhoods and contaminating industries. To regulate the rapid and disperse urban growth, it is necessary to develop a rururban network of urban settlements, farming, commerce and natural reserves with clear rules and regulations. These multiple “urban islands” physically disconnected from each other, ensure the continuity of the green spaces, whether productive or recreational. This way, the whole region become a territory of nature and a much needed green space for the vast urban area, the largest in Latin America. A detailed study of the multiple stakeholders in every sector was necessary to determine the need of infrastructures, facilities, services and housing blocks. Each “Urban Island” is consolidated maintaining its identity and a differentiated role in the productive and territorial network.

26


Urban islands

Eco - Market

27


SITE ANALYSIS The East Periphery is limited by the city of Córdoba and the floodplain of the Suquía River. The northern sector, previously full of farms and productive territory, is in a accelerated process of urbanization. In the southern sector, the territory close to the river remains inaccessible to the urban population, and faces risks of contamination from solid waste treatment plants and mineral extraction.

CONCEPT Consolidate the rururban territory to limit urban extension. Urban Non-urban

The metropolitan area of the City of Córdoba is the largest in Latin America, and faces an rapid urban growth of low density neighborhoods. This inefficient model emphasizes the scarcity of urban resources and infrastructures. To stop the city extension, the rururban “ring” must consolidate its non-urban uses and recover an optimal natural condition. This is accomplished with a network of “urban islands”, farms, facilities and heterogeneous productive territories combined with strict rules and regulations.

Type

Nature Reserve Clean Industries Rural

Consolidation of the Rururban Network

“Urban Archipielago”

28

Main Production

Productive Network


MASTERPLAN With a detailed study of urban stakeholders of each urban settlement, it is possible to determine the physical operations needed to complete the production network system. Each of this “urban islands” have different roles in the rururban productive network and have an influence in the adjacent rural territory. In the southern sector, a productive natural reserve of metropolitan scale is determined next to the river.

01

02 04

03

STAKEHOLDERS 01

02

Farmers wo rk

Sports Clubs

urban rural

urban rural

buil d

e us

build

Industries

Farming

Housing Blocks

use

live

Urban pop.

Sports

use

Greenhouse

wo rk

e us

Facilities

Housing Blocks liv e

Farming use

Neighbors

Neighbors

Commerce

Neighbors

Urban Pop.

Farmers

e liv

liv e

live

Córdoba

Bolivian Community

use

Ind. Workers

urban rural

Agro-urban Park

live

Rural + Sports Parks

work

Territory adjacent to the city, multiple sport facilities bring urban population

Need of housing blocks for local and new farmers

03

Urban Border

ren t

use

use

use

Commerce

urban

Farming

late

Ind. Workers

Farming

Greenhouse

build

regu

Lake

work

Waste Treatment Plant work

City Office

Neighbors e liv

Housing Blocks

New pop. rk wo

Park

urban rural

Farmers

Urban pop. live

e us

04

Metropolitan

Farmers

Integration of urban settlements, rural production and insfrastructures

Housing Blocks

rural

Facilities

e us

City Office

Metropolitan cities in need for housing blocks as urban population migrates to the periphery 29


PLAN Two sectors were selected to verify the main strategies. In the Sector 1, proximity to the city cause a great need for housing, including affordable social housing blocks. Former Factories are recovered and transformed into an Eco-market and an Office District. In sector 2, existing urban settlements are consolidated with the addition of housing blocks for farmers and service areas. Farming areas are protected to limit urban extension, ensuring a continuous natural environment.

S1

SECTOR 1

01

Existing Development

Eco - Market

Housing Blocks

Eco - Market

01 Direct agricultural products trade

02

02

Office District

Natural Reserve 30

Office District

Social Housing

Agriculture technologie


Program Housing Blocks

Extensive Farming

Affordable Social Housing

Intensive Farming Natural Reserve

Agriculture Market Office District Ecological Market Agriculture Education Center

S2

SECTOR 2

Existing Development

Social Housing

Research Farming

Agriculture Education Center

03

03 Agriculture Education Center

Service Point

Agriculture Market

Intensive Farming

Farmers training and research 31


04

Permeable Housing

Cipolleti Civic Center Masterplan year

2018

type

National Design Competition

site team role description

Cipolleti Argentina In collaboration with AgustĂ­n Berzero - Valeria JarĂłs Urban Masterplan Development, 3D Modeling, Presentation The Masterplan for the Civic Center of Cipolletti is a complex mixed used project, with the simultaneous presence of a municipal central building, housing blocks, shops and various open spaces, both public and private. All of this urban elements conform a spatial and functional system where there is no a hierarchy. It rather works as a unique integrated organism, permeable and continuous. The projects goes beyond the typical civic and administrative programs, adding multiple situations of meeting and exchange creating a direct connection with the urban population. Flexible spaces are design to be prepared to future needs, incorporating multiple voids such as courtyards, terraces, and squares. The original macro-block is divided into 9 easier to manage blocks with the goal of including as many investors as possible. One of this blocks is used for the main building , with a large public square occupying a second block. The remaining 7 blocks include mixed used such as housing blocks, shops, and offices. All 9 plots function as a macroblock only accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, with vehicular streets and parking entrances on the perimeter. This condition creates a continuous open space for recreation and public life.

32


Pedestrian and Cyclists Access

33


MASTERPLAN Housing blocks, shops and office buildings are located in a set of longitudinal volumes, all of them provided in a north-south direction for an optimal use of orientations and cross ventilation in every unit. The volumes are placed in every block generating three large courtyards for common use. The buildings located next to the main streets and avenues contain shops on the ground floor and office spaces in the remaining floors, taking advantage of the direct contact with the city. A verification of the possible housing units to be developed is performed, ensuring optimal functional and structural dimensions without residual spaces. Units of one, two and three bedrooms are included taking into account a wide range of users. A parking spot is assigned to every unit, to avoid using space in the ground floor.

01

03 02

Program Commercial - Offices Administrative

Blocks Domain Vehicles Pedestrian

Bird Eye View of the Masterplan 34

Public Building Public Square

Private

Open space 01 Public Walkway 03 Private Courtyards

02 Public Square


CITY BLOCK Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Units T1

1 Bedroom Unit

T2

2 Bedrooms Unit

T3

3 Bedrooms Unit

Exterior Facade

Interior Facade

Cross Ventilation - Daylight

Access Corridor - Services

Units T1 Small [One-bedroom]

T2 Medium [Two-bedrooms]

T3 Large [Three-bedroom]

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05

Creative Warehouse

Recovery of a Railway Infrastructure year

2018

type

National Design Competition - FIRST PRIZE

site team role description

Mendoza, Argentina Emilia Darricades - Ana Isaía - Seizen Uehara - Francisco Astrain - Santiago Páez General Design, Technical Drawing, Presentation As railway systems declined in Argentina, many venues and building were abandoned in key locations within cities. In Mendoza, a large railway land close to the city center was recovered for public use. Four different warehouses, used to repair trains are now part of a cultural venue of Mendoza’s University. One of this buildings is being transformed into a “Creative Warehouse”, a center for research, art and innovation. The proposal looks for a balance between heritage importance and identity of the old building and the incorporation of a new element in the interior, which is necessary to enable a new program ,encouraging innovation and collaborative work. The interior is divided in two long spaces, according to the original layout for train refurbishment. A compact block, both introspective and permeable, is located in one of this spaces, containing all the activities that require a greater level of control and acoustic, climatic, security and privacy protection. The second space becomes a free ground floor plan, a large multipurpose space to integrate a wide range of activities and presentations. Its flexibility makes possible a meeting and exchange environment, both creative and social to democratize the access to digital manufacturing and new technologies. Most of the interior space remains empty, a void that enhances an existing tree in the center of the proposal, where the main access is located. In this void, a “technical cloud” suspends from a continuous rail with lighting and sound systems, curtains, platforms and elevators to support the multiple layouts of the ground floor.

awards

36

Distinguished Project, International Biennale of Architecture of Argentina, 2018


37


CONTEXT The “Creative Warehouse� is a part of a large set of cultural and administrative buildings and public space in a central location in the City of Mendoza. The west facade connects the building with a large public space. To emphasize the integration with the city, a full connection with the Central Boulevard through a large access and the possibility of completely opening the souther facade for a continuous expansion. The east facade is adjacent to the parking area and functions as a service access.

PLAN Sections

Ground Floor Plan

38

Masterplan


LAYERS

East

West

South

Access and Open Space

Circulation

Technical Cloud

Program

Continuous expansion in the west and south facades, service access in the east

Service corridors in the east facade and central elevator

Suspended infrastructure to support multiple layouts

Compact block with private activities and services for the continuous flexible space

Ground floor flexible program

Souther facade, open for continuous expansion 39


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House for the compact City

Sustainable Housing Prototype year

2018

type

National Design Competition - FIRST PRIZE

site team role description

CĂłrdoba Argentina In collaboration with AgustĂ­n Berzero - Valeria JarĂłs - Emilia Darricades General Design, Diagrams, Presentation To achieve a sustainable urban development it is necessary to promote a dense and compact urban fabric. The main problem for the development of single-family homes is the scarcity and high cost of land. Therefore, it is essential to reduce land use through compact constructions. The proposal is committed to the consolidation and regeneration of the existing urban fabric, achieving more appropriate urban density. This way, it takes advantage of the proximity to urban centers with its opportunities, achieving a better quality of life. A housing prototype must be based on achieving a more sustainable urban development, since every architectural proposal designs the city. The contemporary inhabitant is essentially urban; it is not a typical user or family, it rather requires an flexible and changing habitat that adapts to different needs over time. The housing prototype must adapt to multiple users and requirements, support different locations and must be able to grow and change. Our proposal is a prototype systematized in modules, with the possibility of internal growth. This means, it understands the need for growth by providing the structural module to contain it. The layout allows a high degree of adaptability and occupies a small area, enabling both its capacity to adapt to different lots and its wide range of possible units. A housing proposal is presented, but it is actually a reflection about a modular system that allows the development of economic housing with spatial and material quality, contributing to sustainable urban development.

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Interior open space expansion

Front Facade View, Urban Location

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DORMITORIO 1

DORMITORIO 2

DORMITORIO 1

BAÑO

Y4

DORMITORIO 2

BAÑO

Y4 Tanque de Agua capacidad 1200lts.

+3.65

9.10 0.90

9.10 0.90

Tanque de Agua capacidad 1200lts.

Y3

Tanque de Agua capacidad 1200lts.

+3.65

DORMITORIO 1

PASO

Y3

PROGRAM C0

C0

B

Proy. Estructura

Estructura de madera

DORMITORIO 1

C0

B

PASO

C0

B

FUTURO CRECIMIENTO

B

DORMITORIO 1

Estructura de madera

Estructura de madera

Soporte de estructura vegetal Alambre tejido

Revestimiento exterior Tabla de madera virpitá 1" X 4"

VACIO

4.10

4.10

The proposal is conceived with a modular system that enables future transformation and expansion . The module of 3.90m has a perimeter of services, releasing a continuous space towards the interior. That way, the facade becomes “thick” and acts as a functional and climatic filter between interior space and the city. The different spaces do not have a strong spatial hierarchy, they become an open and flexible system that allows continuity and freedom of use. In this way the project understands the variable nature of the required program: families change, grow and add new members, and have new spatial needs. VACIO

Carpintería aluminio

Carpintería aluminio

Y2

DORMITORIO 3 COCINA

Y2

Soporte de estructura ESPACIO SEMICUBIERTO vegetal Alambre tejido

VACIO

Y1

Estructura de madera

Proy. Estructura

1.10

3.00

3.00

8.20

1.10

4.10

madera

3.00

8.20

1.10

Estructura de ESPACIO SEMICUBIERTO

madera

Revestimiento exterior Tabla de madera virpitá 1" X 4"

A

Revestimiento exterior Tabla de madera virpitá 1" X 4"

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X4

Y1

Estructura de ESPACIO SEMICUBIERTO

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X3

A

X2

C0

X1

Carpintería aluminio

Proy. Estructura COCINA

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X2

Ground Floor Plan

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X5

X4

First Floor Plan - Phase 1 A

C0

A

C0

A

C0

Y6

Y5

Y5

COCINA

Y5

Y6

1.10

CUBIERTA VERDE

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7.70

3.00

+0.60

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3.00

4.10

1.10

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ESTARY6 / COMEDOR

C0

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C0

Y5

1.10

INGRESO

3.00

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1.10

Y6

1.10

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Tanque de Agua capacidad 1200lts.

DORMITORIO 1

DORMITORIO 2

BAÑO

DORMITORIO 1

Y3

DORMITORIO 2

BAÑO Y3

ESPACIO SEMICUBIERTO

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Proy. Estructura

1.10

4.10

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1.10

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8.20

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DORMITORIO 3 Proy. Estructura

Proy. Estructura

1.10 8.20

Y2

VACIO

A

VACIO

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X4

VACIO

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Y1

B

Revestimiento exterior Tabla de madera virpitá 1" X 4"

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X3

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C0

panel solar

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Estructura de madera

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C0

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VACIO panel solar

Y1

Y1

ESPACIO3.00 SEMICUBIERTO

C0

FUTURO CRECIMIENTO

Y2

FUTURO CRECIMIENTO

VACIO

8.20

B

Y2

Y3

Carpintería aluminio

B

+6.50

4.10

4.10

Proy. Estructura

Proy. Estructura

1.10

C0

B

Proy. Estructura

C0

BAÑO

C0

+3.65

Y3

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Y1

9.10 0.90

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C0

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DORMITORIO 2

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C0

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4.10

VACIO

C0

+3.65

DORMITORIO 1

4.10

9.10 0.90 4.10

Proy. Estructura

Y3

O

DORMITORIO 1 colector solar

Y4

Proy. Estructura

B

+3.65

+6.50

Y3

Y4 C0

Y4

9.10 0.90

GALERIA

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GALERIA

9.10 0.90

9.10 0.90

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Y4

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1.10

4.10

1.10

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8.20

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X2

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X4

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C0

First Floor Plan - Phase 2

Y6

1.10

1.10

COCINA 4.10

CUBIERTA VERDE

3.00

7.70

BAÑO

DORMITORIO 2

BAÑO

Y3

Y4

C0

VACIO

VACIO DORMITORIO 3

B

B

C0

B

VACIO

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C0

B

colector solar C0

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ESPACIO SEMICUBIERTO

Y2

Y2

+6.50

panel solar

Proy. Estructura

Y1

ESPACIO SEMICUBIERTO

Y2

Y2

C0

C0

Proy. Estructura

4.10

4.10

Proy. Estructura

B

B

4.10

C0

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C0

+6.50

4.10

4.10

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9.10 0.90

C0

GALERIA

GALERIA

+3.65

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9.10 0.90

9.10 0.90 C0

GALERIA

GALERIA

Y3

BAÑO

Y4

Y3

9.10 0.90

Y4

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DORMITORIO 1 Y4

Y6

3.00

1.10

+0.60

Y5

+0.60

3.00

A

C0

A

C0

INGRESO

ESTAR / COMEDOR

BAÑO

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COCINA 4.10

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C0

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Y6

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Roof Floor Plan

1.10

Y2

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3.00

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3.00

8.20

1.10

panel solar A

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Y1

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3.00 3.00

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X2

X3

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CUBIERTA VERDE

4.10

1.Passive Systems: Generation of its own ecosystem. The house breathes, separates from the ground and the open spaces are arranged to allow cross ventilation. Also, it uses the vegetation both on landscaped roofs and on side and upper skins. 7.70

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03

9.10 0.90

N

+6.50

2. Active systems: Rainwater and gray water collection and reuse systems, solar collectors for hot water are also incorporated. Y3

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colector solar

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Winter

To achieve a sustainable proposal different approaches are required:

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SUSTAINABILITY

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1.10 8.20

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X2

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X1

Proy. Estructura

C0

1.10 8.20

4.10 X5

X4

Proy. Estructura

Y1

X3

X2

B

3. Materiality: It is developed mostly in wood, a renewable natural resource, highly recyclable and that can be extracted with simple and low-cost processes, with low energy demand in the production, transportation and assembly process.

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panel solar

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panel solar

4. Urban Location: A housing prototype must contribute to a more sustainable urban development. Urban density reduces the need for the use of the private vehicle and bring people closer to the opportunities offered by urban centers. Y1

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4.10

8.20

4.10

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C0

X4

X5

X1

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X2

X3

X4

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01 Rainwater harvesting

04 Cross ventilation

07 Multiple layer walls

02 Green roof

05 Vertical garden

08 Reduced glass facades

03 Solar collector

06 Ground elevation

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X2


STRUCTURE Y6

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Y5

Y4

Y3

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05 CUBIERTA VERDE Green Roof

01 Aluminium window

CUBIERTA VERDE Green Roof

02 Vertical garden 03 Insulation

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04 Green roof 05 Water tank, 1200 lts

DORMITORIOS Bedroom

FUTURAExpansion AMPLIACIÓN Future

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06 Concrete foundation 07 1 x 4 wood wall 08 4 x 4 wood column 09 3 x 5 wood structure

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01 ESTARDiningCOMEDOR / Living

GALERÍA Patio

09 "

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Modular System Small catalog of wooden components with simple structural joints

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Scenic Mist

Brazilian Pavilion EXPO 2020 year

2018

type

International Design Competition - FIRST PRIZE [Under Construction]

site team role description

Dubai, UAE MMBB Arquitetos [Sao Paulo] - Ben Avid General Design, Technical Drawing, Rendering, Presentation The pavilion presents the Brazilian waters, rivers and mangroves. It choses water a central topic for discussion. Water means fertility of life and is the most important natural resource for sustainability worldwide. The whole lot is flooded with a slim layer of water in a continuous topography. With a steel tensile structure and light white fabric, it creates a screen able to receive projections, creating an immersive atmosphere of variable images, sounds, smells and temperature. It is a place for animations and interaction place with a distinct scenic character. At the same time, it is a visualization and experimentation scenario of nature and cultures, both in the past and in the future. The exposition and service program is contained in a steel block suspended over the water square. In the main exposition area, a long window gives the visitor a new perspective of the pavilion and the projections. Under this block, a restaurant and a shop take place in a pavement platform with 360 degree views to the pavilion. The focus is to preserve and promote nature and sustainability through technology.

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Tensile Structure

Suspended Block

Water Square

Ground Floor Plan

Amazonia

Mangroves

Rivers

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Tomás Quaglia Martínez Córdoba, Argentina Architect +54 9 351 6847328 tomasquaglia@gmail.com

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