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CONTENT BARCELONA MEGABLOCK UNIVERSITY CHAPEL AN D E R S O N TRAI N STATI O N PHOTOGRAPHY B LAC K & W H I T E D RAW I N G R ESUME

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Architecture is a Someliving creature. thing that is born, grows, breathes, and most importantly it interacts with other living creatures in a very personal way. It affects moods and attitudes, and it also effects the health of the world we live in. Architecture is It has the potential to change people, neighborhoods, cities, countries, and ultimately, the entire world. We can either push the envelope and take full advantage of it, or ignorantly settle for the minimum. It’s all

powerful.

up to us.

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22@THE URBAN PARK New Ecologies for the 21st century Barcelona Eixample. Surgical interventions for urban transformation.

FALL 2009 LOCATION: 22@ zone, Barcelona, Spain PROGRAM: High Density, Multi-use Development SIZE: 60,000 sq. m. (two blocks) TEAM: Veronica Acosta, Kevin Miller PROFESSORS: Toni Montes, Santi Ibarras RECOGNITION: Voted best project by professors and peers (Fall 2009)

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NEW URBAN PARK

In response to the growing need for open public space in an urban environment, the design of the new urban park is intended to break the formality of the typical e’xample interior public space while mainting the continuity of the e’xample grid. This was achieved by elevating the park from the street and surrounding it with program to mimic a typical e’xample block. As a result from inside the park the space remains intimate while the city moves around its borders.

12% slope is unoccupiable and thus a disruption of the topography.

Between 8% and 12% slope is uccupiable but not recommended for heavy circulation but rather a place to rest.

8% is uccupiable and fit for circulation.

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SUN ORIENTATION The ratio of facade materials to one another is dependant upon the orientation of the facade to the sun and the amount of sunlight it would recieve throughout the day.

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Facades with the most sun exposure were given a high ratio of opaque materials to increase the amount of natural shading throughout the day. Facades with low sun exposures were given a high ratio of transparent materials to allow for maximum sunlight throughout the day.

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DOUBLE SKIN FACADE

The intent of the double skin facade is to serve as a type of natural ventilation system for the buildings to enhace the idea of a new urban park. The distance between inner and outer skin is increased or decreased to allow for activity in certain spaces depending on program. For example in residential spaces the distance between skins is much larger to take advantage of the oppurtunity of a terrace space which is so very important to residents living within the e’xample.

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essence

Waters follow the steps time has carved out for them.

SPRING 2010 LOCATION: Anderson University Natural Campus Anderson, SC PROGRAM: Baptisit Chapel PROFESSOR: Harry Harritos

INSPIRATION FROM

Plants surface through the earth and reach towards the skies.

NATURE

Light peacefuly filters through canopies of leaves.

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search A building that opens to nature. Floor slabs follow the existing topography. People descend down as they make their procession to the main altar.

Nature becomes the backdrop to the main sanctuary, cleansing one from the distractions of everyday life to concentrate on God and what is pure. The ceiling elements bring in light and get higher as they approach the main altar.

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expression

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truth

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LOCATION: Downtown, Anderson, SC Restrooms

PROGRAM: Train Station, Jazz Hall

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PROFESSOR: Lauren Mitchell Information Desk

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ANDERSON TRAIN STATION

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Veronica Acosta 002 Mitchell ARCH 252 Spring 2009 Scale: 1/8” = 1’

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Train stations are in nature places filled with movement. Travellers come in and out at a fast pace. At the same time it can be a very stressful place filled with impatience. The element of music gives people another reason to want to travel and come to the Anderson Train Station. It brings entertainment to travellers waiting to depart or waiting for an arrival, and also brings the community together.

Spacial Beats Scale: 18 ANDERSON T R A1/8�=1’ IN STATION


The design encourages movement and experimentation. Music performers have a main platform on the -1 floor. The rest of the building is shaped to distribute the sounds from floor to floor with fluidity and ease.

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PHOTOGRAPHY


Eixample Grid, Alive Barcelona, Spain Fall 2009

Brother Claus Field Chapel Mechernich, Germany Fall 2009

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Eyelashes Clemson, SC Spring 2010

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PHOTOGRAPHY


SRPING 2010

PROFESSOR: Harry Harritos

Drawing Composition

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M. VERONICA ACOSTA

M. VERONICA ACOSTA

401 S. Old Mill Rd. Seneca, SC 29678 (843) 3561484 macosta@clemson.edu

401 S. Old Mill Rd. Seneca, SC 29678 (843) 3561484 macosta@clemson.edu OBJECTIVE

Obtain a yearlong internship at an architectural practice after earning a Bachelors of Art in Architecture on May 2011 from Clemson University, before entering graduate school.

btain a yearlong internship at an architectural practice after earning a achelors of Art in Architecture on May 2011 from Clemson University, fore entering graduate school. EDUCATION

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, May 2011 96 hours towards Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Minor in Spanish Cumulative GPA: 3.29/4.0

emson University, Clemson, SC, May 2011 hours towards Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Minor in Spanish umulative GPA: 3.29/4.0

SC Life Scholarship: Fall 2007-Spring2011 PSA Clemson Community Scholars: Fall 2007-Spring 2011

C Life Scholarship: Fall 2007-Spring2011 SA Clemson Community Scholars: Fall 2007-Spring 2011

ew York chitecture studio program: Urban Design emson University: Summer 2010

STUDY ABROAD

New York Architecture studio program: Urban Design Clemson University: Summer 2010 Barcelona Architecture studio program: Urban Design Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya/Clemson University: Fall 2009

arcelona chitecture studio program: Urban Design niversitat Politecnica de Catalunya/Clemson University: Fall 2009 ACTIVITIES

Freedom by Design™ (FBD)- President: Lead a team of students to resolve accessibility issues while simultaneously being provided with the real world experience of working with a client, with mentorship from a local architect and constructor, and an understanding of the practical impact of architecture and design. Clemson, SC, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

eedom by Design™ (FBD)- President: Lead a team of students to solve accessibility issues while simultaneously being provided with the al world experience of working with a client, with mentorship from a local chitect and constructor, and an understanding of the practical impact of chitecture and design. Clemson, SC, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

TigersGo/Camp Collide- Project Manager: Selected repair projects. Composed detailed plan and material list for building ramps and steps. Lead and instructed team of five to six members through the reparation of deteriorating roofs and floors. Clemson, SC, Summer 2009, Spring 2010

gersGo/Camp Collide- Project Manager: Selected repair projects. omposed detailed plan and material list for building ramps and steps. ad and instructed team of five to six members through the reparation of teriorating roofs and floors. Clemson, SC, Summer 2009, Spring 2010 SKILLS

omputer hotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Rhino

lingual uent in both English and Spanish

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Computer PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Rhino Bilingual Fluent in both English and Spanish


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