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VERONICA VELASQUEZ contents BODY SPACE SITE DEVICE MOVEMENT ARCHITECTURE urban conditions

“I remember the sound of the gravel under my feet, the soft gleam of the waxed oak staircase, I can hear the heavy front door closing behind me as I walk along the dark corridor and enter the kitchen, the only really brightly lit room in the house.”

Peter Zumthor


contents BODY SPACE

Figure drawing 2008 . Fred Gutzeit Figure Studies

Studio 1 2008 . Johanna Dickson Threshold

SITE

Studio 2 2009 . Antonio Di Oronzo Weather Station

Studio 1 2008 . Johanna Dickson Path

DEVICE

Studio 3 2009 . Antonio Furgiuele Extension for the senses Studio 5 2010 . Vanessa Keith Exploration of duality

MOVEMENT ARCHITECTURE urban conditions

Studio 3 2009 . Antonio Furgiuele Community Garden

Studio 5 2010 . Vanessa Keith Dual House


Studio 6 2011 . Alberto Foyo Gowanus Canal Art Incubator

Studio 7 2011 . Timothy Collins Culinary Arts School Studio 9-10 2012-2013 . Lance Brown Casa de la Memoria de Moravia


body figure studies 2008

engages with space


space threshold 2008

define space with planes


SITE path 2008

EXPLORE SITE THROUGH ARCHITECTURE


site weather station 2009

explore a place through lanscape


device wearable device 2010

transfering perception of touch


architecture Community Garden 2010

a vertical garden for a dense urban environment


movement diagram duality 2011

choreography of two creates space


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architecture double house 2011

VOID AS A RESULT OF JUXTAPOSITION OF SPACES


architecture & URBAN CONDITIONS THE EXPRESSIVE DWELLING

INTERVENTION ON THE CULVER VIADUCT

Art Incubator 2011

VOLUME 6 REMEDIATION

Susy Munguia . Luisa Vargas . Veronica Velasquez

50 Feet

SOLAR CANOPY

PLAN AT 10’ ABOVE GROUND

PLAN AT 25’ ABOVE GROUND

50 Feet

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32 Feet

22 Feet

36 Feet

TRAIN TRACKS

20 Feet

VOLUME 1 FARMERS MARKET & ORGANIC COOKING HUB

LONG SECTION

CROSS SECTION

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

VOLUME 5 PERFORMANCE

VOLUME 2 CHILD CARE / GERIATRIC CENTER

WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM

SHORT SECTION

VOLUME 5,6

34 Feet

22 Feet VOLUME 2

36 Feet

PLANTING SYSTEM

50 Feet

VOLUME 4 COMMUNITY CENTER

VOLUME 3 DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

60 Feet PLAN AT 25’ ABOVE GROUND

36 Feet

PLAN AT 10’ ABOVE GROUND

32 Feet 20 Feet

PLAN AT 25’ ABOVE GROUND

36 Feet 36 Feet

VIADUCT INFRASTRUCTURE

40 Feet

60 Feet

CROSS SECTION

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

PLAN AT 25’ ABOVE GROUND

LONG SECTION

LONGITUDINAL SECTION PLAN AT 25’ ABOVE GROUND

PLAN AT 35’ ABOVE GROUND

CROSS SECTION LONGITUDINAL SECTION

CROSS SECTION

SHORT SECTION

PLAN AT 10’ ABOVE GROUND

CUBES ACT AS WHITE CANVAS FOR IDEAS. MODULAR GROWTH UNDER THE VIADUCT


architecture culinary school 2012

connect food community education


CASA DE LA MEMORIA de MORAVIA

architecture & URBAN CONDITIONS thesis project casa de la memoria 2012-2013

displacement of people in urban settlements and the preservation of their memories 1984

DAYS BEFORE THE CLOSING OF THE GARBAGE DUMP. THE ONLY UNOCCUPIED AREA OF


SCALE ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A MAYOR PUBLIC PROJECT. IT'S ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES PRESENT A CHALLENGE TO THE CITY AND TO THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE AREA. IT'S HEIGHT AND LENGTH CAN OPPOSE TO THE URBAN FABRIC ADJACENT TO IT'S BACK IF THEIR CONNECTIONS ARE NOT TREATED PROPERLY.

NEIGHBOIRHOOD FROM THE REST OF THE CITY. THIS RECYCLING ZONE CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE NEW PROGRAM OF THE URBAN PARK

RELATIONSHIP TO HILL, HOUSES AND STREET HAS TO BE NEGOTIATED.

THE RIVER DIVIDES THE RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ZONES. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER IS USED MAINLY FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES. IN THIS CASE THE SEPARATION IS POSITIVE. THE RIVER CAN BECOME AEN ELEMENT OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, TO BE LATER CONNECTED TO THE REST OF THE “BEAUTIFUL RIVER” INICIATIVE. THE RIVER BECOMES ALSO AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL GIVEN ITS IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PROCESS OF OCCUPATION.

TWO LARGE TRANSPORTATION HUBS BRING PEOPLE FROM THE NEAR TOWNS AND WITHIN THE CITY. IT'S PROXIMITY IS AN ADVANTAGE THAT COULD SUPPORT THE IDEA OF THE SITE BECOMING AN URBAN PARK.

SYNTHESIS. ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES

PARQUE URBANO DE MORAVIA

ADVATAGES OPPORTUNITIES DISADVANTAGES

Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria

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Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria

FIGUREGROUND GROUNDANALYSIS ANALYSIS. REVERSED FIGURE PUBLIC TRANS. STOPS RIVER/CREEK December 2006 April 2007 August 2007 RIVER/CREEK PRIVATE BUILDING PUBLIC SPACE WITH RESTRICTIONS PUBLIC BUILDING PRIVATE SPACE OPEN TO PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

December 2007

PUBLIC SPACE WITH RESTRICTIONS SCALE 1/200”= 1’-0” PRIVATE SPACE OPEN TO PUBLIC

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Today 2009 PARQUE URBANO PARQUE URBANODE DEMORAVIA MORAVIA Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria

ALAMOS II Comuna: Aranjuez Number of Apartment: 76 0.28 miles away from El Morro

ALAMOS I Comuna: Aranjuez Number of Apartment: 192 0.32 miles away from El Morro

LA HERRADURA Comuna: Aranjuez Number of Apartments: 926 0.60 miles away from El Morro

LA HUERTA Comuna: Robledo Number of Apartments: 926 1.86 miles away from El Morro

PAJARITO Comuna: Robledo Number of Apartments: 1015 3.03 miles away from El Morro

CUIDAD NUEVO OCCIDENTE

Comuna: Laureles Number of Apartments: 2509 4.5 miles away from El Morro

RELOCATION ANALYSIS MEASURE 1/2 A MILE

Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria

PUBLIC TRANS. STOPS

PARQUE URBANO DE MORAVIA

HIGHWAY

PARQUE URBANO DE MORAVIA

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SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS/ICONIC BUILDINGS PUBLIC LIBRARIES

LOCATED IN MARGINAL AREA

1 mile away

FIGURE GROUND GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGSANALYSIS. REVERSED FIGURE GROUND ANALYSIS

CULTURAL BUILDINGS METRO RIVER/CREEK RIVER/CREEK PRIVATE BUILDING PUBLIC SPACE WITH RESTRICTIONS PUBLIC SPACE WITH RESTRICTIONS PUBLIC BUILDING PRIVATE SPACE OPEN TO PUBLIC SCALE 1/200”= 1’-0” OPEN SPACE PRIVATE SPACE OPEN TO PUBLIC

PARQUE URBANO DE MORAVIA Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria

SCALE 1/200”= 1’-0”

PARQUE URBANO PARQUE URBANODE DEMORAVIA MORAVIA Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria Centro de Reciclaje & Casa de la Memoria

This illegal settlement was born in the neighborhood of Moravia, Medellin in the 50’s. People migrated from rural towns escaping from poverty and violence. They built their homes around and on top of an active city dump. 50 years later the city displaces 90% of the inhabitants of the hill in order to begin the renovation into an urban park. Thousands of families are forced to leave their homes and are moved to distant neighborhoods leaving a ruptured neighborhood.


Casa de la Memoria is a place to safeguard the collective memory of the displaced , as well as of those that remain.

MORAVIA NEIGHBORHOOD

This building will claim a physical and emotional territory that belongs to OUTDOOR GATHERING the whole community of Moravia. It will inform new generations about the rich history of this settlement and it will showcase the diverse cultural heritage of the inhabitants of this neighborhood. TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HEAVY PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC AND MICRO ECONOMY TO ACTIVATE ALLEYWAY FAST CONNECTORS BETWEEN INFORMAL AND FORMAL AREAS OPEN TO PUBLIC NEGOTIATES SLOPE SMALL SCALE APT FOR CHILDREN TO APPROPRIATE SPACE

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PLATFORMS CONNECTS RUINS/ABANDONED HOUSE WITH FORMAL EXHIBITION 3400SF

MEDELLIN CITY

SETTLEMENT CONDITIONS IN 2007

OPEN TO BELOW

THE MUSEUM IS A PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF THE MEMORY OF THE PLACE WITHIN THE CHANGING CONDITIONS OF THE HILL. MAKES REFERENCE TO THE PAST, THE SETTLEMENT THAT COVERED THE HILL AND THE FAMILIES THAT BUILT THEIR HOMES AND LIVES HERE. IT LOOKS TO THE SELF ORGANIZING SYSTEM PREVIOUSLY IN PLACE AND AIMS TO CREATE SPACES AT THE LEVEL OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SCALE. CREATES CORRIDORS OF ACTIVITY AND PLACES TO GATHER, WHERE THE MEMORY OF THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE CAN RESIDE.

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CASA DE LA MEMORIA DE MORAVIA

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2000 sf

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AUDITORIUM MAIN PLAZA MAIN EXHIBITION

PLAZA LIBRARY

HOUSES REBUILT & RUINS CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LIBRARY SMALL PLAZA SMALL INFORMAL GATHERING

EXHIBITION

TERRACES / INFORMAL GATHERING

CIRCULATION CORE GATHERING CIRCULATION

CASA DE LA MEMORIA de MORAVIA a place of memory

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100 sf 80 sf 150 sf mechanical room

exhibition storage

gallery equipment storag

IT room/electrical room

staff restrooms

securtiy office

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RESTAURANT

SERVICE STORAGE

CLASS ROOMS FORMAL GATHERING

SCALE 1/32â&#x20AC;? = 1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-0â&#x20AC;?

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locker area

janitors closet

superintendent's office

loading area

pantry

staff restrooms

office storage

conference room

archives

classrooms

GIFT SHOP EXHIBITION CAFE office/open conf.

EXHIBITION COURTYARD ADMIN STAFF AREA cafĂŠ

x4

x2

research center

informal gathering areas

outdoor exhibition library

small gallery auditorium

large gallery

restaurant/bar

gift shop

storage

restrooms

x5

entry lobby

2600 sf

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Casa de la Memoria is a mediator between an increasingly public infrastructure and the residential fabric that lays below. Its placement is strategic, as it sits near the entrance to public transportation and it culminates at the neighborhood access to the hill.


The building fits within the boundaries of preexisting houses; both inhabited and in ruins, as a reminder of what was there and the process of relocation. This building aims to connect the community and the visitors. It works as a series of exhibition and gathering spaces that ascend and descend with the terrain, allowing connections between a larger public activity and small residential events at the community level.


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programmatic requirements are divided between two main buildings. The Restaurant and Auditorium volume faces the public side of the hill, and it connects to the public transportation. The larger programmatic volume houses the exhibition spaces, meeting areas and library, and face the small scale of the neighborhood. These areas are meant to be mediators between the formal circulation of the visitors and the informal one of the inhabitants of Moravia. The terraces welcome the people to access the hill through the building and also become places of social interaction.


SCALE 1/16”=1’-0” SCALE 1/16”=1’-0” SCALE 1/16”=1’-0” SCALE 1/16”=1’-0”

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STRUCTURAL PLANS SCALE 1/16”=1’-0” STRUCTURAL PLANS

SCALE 1/8”=1’-0” SCALE 1/8”=1’-0”

SCALE 1/16”=1’-0” SCALE 1/16”=1’-0”

ELEVATION ELEVATION STUDIES STUDIES SCALE 1/16”=1’-0”

SCALE 1/16”=1’-0”

MATERIALITY IN MORAVIA

The construction type is mainly poured in place concrete. Some areas of the building require a steel structure in order to minimize the presence of columns. Three bracing blocks are created to support the loads of the main exhibition areas. These blocks are composed of steel members that brace against lateral and seismic forces. They are furthered protected by their encasement in concrete walls which also become an architectural element of the building. The large size of the blocks is also advantageous since it also serves MATERIALITY IN as means ofMORAVIA carrying serMATERIALITY IN MORAVIA vices and provide storage as well.


ALUMINUM FLASHING

ALUMINUM FLASHING

4'' XPS INSULATION

4'' XPS INSULATION

CLAY TILE WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

WATER PROOFING MEMBRANE

TILE CORRUGATED STEEL WATER CLAY PROOFING MEMBRANE

CORRUGATED STEEL DECKING

WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

TOP OF PARAPET

DRAINAGE CHANNEL

EL PARAPET +88'-6" TOP OF

DECKING

DRAINAGE CHANNEL

EL +88'-6"

ALUMINUM FLASHING

WOOD BLOCKING

ALUMINUM FLASHING

3/4" PLYWOOD SHEATHING WATER PROOFING MEMBRANE STRUCTURAL BEAM

WOOD BLOCKING

FIBER CEMENT BOARD

COLD FORMED FRAMING 3/4" PLYWOOD SHEATHING WOOD BLOCKING

5/8 '' GYB. BOARD TO BE PAINTED BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL FACE PLATE

5/8" FIBER CEMENT BOARD

1 8'' BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL FACE PLATE

STRUCTURAL BEAM

(SAME PRODUCT AS EXTERIOR CLADDING)

AUTOMATED SCREEN

NANAWALL FOLDABLE PARTITION WALL WITH DOUBLE GLAZED

5/8 '' GYB. BOARD TO BE PAINTED

WATER PROOFING MEMBRANECOLD FORMED FRAMING

5/8" FIBER CEMENT BOARD

1 8''

FIBER CEMENT BOARD PROJECTOR

NANAWALL FOLDABLE PARTITION WALL WITH BAMBOO INSERTS

5/8" FIBER CEMENT BOARD

COLD FORMED FRAMING (SAME PRODUCT AS EXTERIOR CLADDING)

WOOD BLOCKING

LINE OF WALL BEHIND

MULLION LOCATION VARIES

COLD FORMED FRAMING

(SAME PRODUCT AS EXTERIOR CLADDING)

NANAWALL FOLDABLE PARTITION WALL WITH DOUBLE GLAZED

AUTOMATED SCREEN STAINLESS STEEL RAILING PROJECTORTUBE TO BE TACK WELDED

NANAWALL FOLDABLE PARTITION WALL WITH BAMBOO INSERTS

MULLION LOCATION VARIES

TO BOTTOM PLATE

5/8" FIBER CEMENT BOARD WIRE RAILING CAP/WIREAS (SAME PRODUCT STAINLESS STEEL EXTERIOR CLADDING)

BOTTOM PLATE TO BE FLUSHED WITH F.F.

LINE OF WALL BEHIND STAINLESS STEEL DRAIN PAN 6'' REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB WITH POLISHED FINISH

LAMINATED CORNER FIBER CEMENT BOARD

3'' CORRUGATED STEEL DECKING

SLOPED SLAB TO DRAIN

F.F.E. LEVEL 6

SLOPED SLAB TO DRAIN

EL +71'-0" 3/4" PLYWOOD SHEATHING

DRYWALL MAIN BEAM DRYWALL CROSS TEE

HANGER WIRE TO STRUCTURE ABOVE

W 11 X ## TYP. STAINLESS STEEL RAILING BEAM TO BEAM TUBE TO BE CONNECTION TACK WELDED TO BOTTOMTYP. PLATE LAMINATED CORNER

WIRE RAILING 5/8" FIBER CEMENT BOARD CAP/WIRE (SAME PRODUCT AS EXTERIOR CLADDING)

REPURPOSED PERFORATED METAL PANEL

STAINLESS STEEL 1 BOTTOM PLATE 2" PORCELAIN TILE SOURCE STONE TO BE FLUSHED WITH F.F. 1 2"

THINSET

STAINLESS STEEL DRAIN SLAB ON GRADE PAN

F.F.E LEVEL 5

6'' REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB WITH POLISHED FINISH

LAMINATED CORNER EL +62'-0" FIBER CEMENT BOARD

3'' CORRUGATED STEEL DECKING

SLOPED SLAB TO DRAIN

F.F.E. LEVEL 6

SLOPED SLAB TO DRAIN

EL +71'-0" 3/4" PLYWOOD SHEATHING

DRYWALL MAIN BEAM DRYWALL CROSS TEE

HANGER WIRE TO STRUCTURE ABOVE

W 11 X ## TYP. BEAM TO BEAM CONNECTION LEVEL 4 TYP. EL +56'-0" LAMINATED CORNER 5/8" FIBER CEMENT BOARD SCALE: 1 1/2”=1’-0” (SAME PRODUCT AS EXTERIOR CLADDING)

REPURPOSED PERFORATED METAL PANEL

1 2"

PORCELAIN TILE SOURCE STONE 1 2"

THINSET

SLAB ON GRADE

F.F.E LEVEL 5 EL +62'-0"

LEVEL 4 EL +56'-0"

SCALE: 1 1/2”=1’-0”

The materiality of the building is inspired by the texture and patch work of the structures that previously exihisted in the hill. The typical materials used in construction in Medellin are concrete and brick, but for the shacks that were built in the hill the main materials were reclaimed wood, corrugated metal and plastic bags. The combination of steel and concrete structure allows for a varied spatial configurations. The integration of traditional elements like clay roof tiles with lightweight steel members allow the building to relate to its context while reducing its cost.


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The roofs are either landscaped or pitched in order to channel and store water. The arrangement of open vs solid walls allows for cross ventilation and passive cooling. Where needed air shafts have been designed in order to provide air circulation to specific interior spaces. Its facade protects the interiors from direct sun by a layering system of transparent glass, opaque glass panels and bamboo panels. All of these not only condition the interior environment but also relate to the users by allowing them to modify their configurations according to their needs.


La Casa de la Memoria wants to feel warm and inviting by having a human scale that is approachable by all. The building uses a familiar element like concrete to create different textures and configurations, while integrating traditional and modern building techniques. A

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