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  1. 1. Portfolio David Dana 20 Architecture Projects 2004 - 2011 3
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  3. 3. Contents: Resume 6 Professional Work 01 / CAF 10 02 / Colonia Obrera 14 03 / Forum of The Future 18 04 / Smith Vosler House 24 Academic Projects 05 / Morpho’Logical (Architecture)26 06 / Morpho’Logical (Landscape) 34 07 / The Bay Bridge Project 40 08 / Biomimicry ‘Globe Fish’ 46 09 / The Mekong River Project 50 10 / Energy & Environment 56 11 / Flexible Market 60 12 / Digital Design Center 62 13 / Visualizing the virtual concourse 66 14 / Floodplains 70 15 / Housing in Doctores District 74 16 / Housing in Queretaro 76 Projects of his own 17 / Arquine Competition 80 18 / Garden City 86 19 / Lilas Corporate Building 90 20 / Vivienda Emergente 96 Awards & Recognitions 104 5
  4. 4. DAVID DANA E david0dana@gmail.com P 415 676 16 51 1970 Fell Street 1 resume/architecture San Francisco CA 94117 M Arch Uc Berkeley AIA Henry Adams Certificate Award Born in Mexico City, August 8th, 1985. Currently living in San Francisco, Ca. Professional Practice: Name of the Office/Director of the Office/Name of the Projects/ Position/ Country. 2010 ‘Ehdd Architecture’, Office of Charles Davis. Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver Forum of the Future. Internship, San Francisco, Ca. 2010 ‘Nilus Design’, Office of Nilus de Matran. Presidio House, San Rafael House. Junior Architect, San Francisco, Ca. 2008-2009 ‘Ten Architects’, Office of Enrique Norten. Several Projects. Junior Architect, Mexico City. 2008 ‘Dellekamp Architects’, Office of Derek Dellekamp. Venice Biennale 2008. Junior Architect, Mexico City. 2008 ‘Reforestamos Mexico’, Office of Pavel Valdez. Centre for Reforestation Villa del Carbon. Non-profit, Mexico, City. 2008 ‘Geometrica’, Office of Rafael Dana. Concepts and sketches for hous- ing in Vallejo. Design Documents, Mexico City. 2006-2007 ‘24/7 Firm’, Office of Rosallea Monacella and Craig Douglas. Conceptual Design for a House in Inverloch, Office in Swanston street & Helen Lempriere competition. Melbourne, Australia. 2006 ‘ARPA-Arquitectura de Paisaje’, Office of Armando Oliver. House in Pedregal. Design Documents. Mexico City.6
  5. 5. DAVID DANA E david0dana@gmail.com P 415 676 16 51 1970 Fell Street 1 resume/architecture San Francisco CA 94117 M Arch Uc Berkeley01 educational facilities restoration 02 site analysis 03 diagram of pedestrian Certificate AIA Henry Adams flow Award Awards and Recognitions: Name of the- recognition, award, competition or publication/ Specifications/Location. 2011 ‘AIA Henry Adams Certificate’. University of California Berkeley, Master in Architecture. Graduated with honors_Cum Laude & awarded with a Scholarship. Berkeley, Ca 2010 ‘San Francisco Chronicle Publication’. The Bay Bridge Project, Design Fantasies for obsolete Bay Bridge Span, Alternatives to demolition offered by John King (Chronicle Urban Design Writer). San Francisco, Ca. 2010 ‘M_Art International Competition Opengap Network’. The Bay Bridge Project, awarded with an Honorable Mention. Madrid Spain. (Published in the: Future, A+A & Accesit Magazine.) 2010 ‘Archdaily Publication’. Docapesca Archipelago Urban Project, EWWUD Workshop. Lisbon, Portugal. 2010 ‘Generative Components Lecture & Exhibition’. The Mekong River Project. Uc Berkeley. 2009 ‘Caf International Competition’. Office of Enrique Norten, Mixed use Build ing, Awarded with an Honorable Mention. Caracas, Venezuela. 2008 ‘Participation in the Venice Biennale 2008’. Office of Derek Dellekamp. Obrera District Project, Alternatives for Social Housing in the Doctores Neighborhood. Mexico City. 2007 ‘Homo Faber Exhibition’ Presented in The Melbourne Museum. Architect Mark Burry and SIAL Laboratory. The Digital Design Centre Project. Melbourne, Australia. 2007 ’Visualizing the Virtual Concourse’. Participation in the Venice Biennale 2007. Professors: Leon Van Schaik, Tom Kovac and Sean Kelly. Academic Research, RMIT Melbourne, Australia. 7
  6. 6. DAVID DANA E david0dana@gmail.com P 415 676 16 51 1970 Fell Street 1 resume/architecture San Francisco CA 94117 M Arch Uc Berkeley AIA Henry Adams Certificate Award 04 conceptual section 05 conceptual landscape proposal 2006-2007 ‘Helen Lempriere Competition in Tasmania’. Office 24/7 In Collaboration with Rosalea Monacella. Voronoi Sculpture Project. Melbourne, Australia. 2006 ‘Opportunities Competition’. National competition for architectural students. Garden City Project, awarded second place. Mexico City, Mexico. 2005 ‘University Iberoamericana, Competition for students in Latin America’. Intervention in Xochimilco Project, Finalist. Mexico City, Mexico. 2005 ‘University Iberoamericana, Low Income Housing Competition’. Housing Project in Queretaro” awarded First place. Mexico City, Mexico. 2005 ‘University Iberoamericana, Eco-House Competition’. Sustainable house Project, awarded First place. Mexico City, Mexico. 2004 ‘University Iberoamericana Frank Lloyd Wright Competition’ Falling Water House Project, awarded First price. Mexico City, Mexico. Academic Degrees: University/Country/Degree/Awards. 2009-2011 ‘University of California Berkeley’. Master in Architecture. Graduated with honors-Cum Laude, awarded with a Scholarship & The ‘AIA Henry Adams Certificate’. 2004-2008 ‘Universidad Iberoamericana’. Mexico City. Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urbanism. Graduated with honors-Cum Laude. 2006-2007 ‘Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’. Melbourne Australia. Exchange program to Architecture and Landscape. Awarded with three High Distinctions.8
  7. 7. DAVID DANA David Dana E david0dana@gmail.com P 415 676 16 51resume/architecture 1970 Fell Street 1 San Francisco CA 94117 M Arch Uc Berkeley AIA Henry Adams Certificate award 06 conceptual design 07 conceptual massing 08 public spaceHigh Distinctions in RMIT: Subject/Professors/University/Location2006 ‘Visualizing the Virtual Concourse’ with Professors, Leon Van Schaik, Tom Kovac and Sean Kelly. RMIT. Melbourne, Australia.2007 ‘Photography an Introduction’ with Professor Lloyd Godman, RMIT. Melbourne, Australia.2007 ‘Poise’ Design studio. With Professor Mark Burry. RMIT. Melbourne, Australia.Projects of his own: Client/Name of The Project/Theme/Location2008 Geometrica, ‘Housing Complex in Vallejo’ Concept of 600 low income apartments Mexico City. (Under Construction).2006 Geometrica, ‘Entrance to Residential La Palma’ Concept for an entrance In Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City.2005 Geometrica, ‘Bedroom x’ Concept and design for a bedroom of a Modern House In Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City.Proficiencies: Lenguages:Auto Cad 95% Confen 70% English 90%Revit 70% Illustrator 100% Spanish 100%Rhino 95% Photoshop 100%Maxwell 95% In Design 90%Sketch Up 70% Power Point 100%3d Max 70% Word 100%Ecotect 50% Excel 70% 9
  8. 8. Professional Work 01 CAF New headquarters International competition in Caracas Venezuela, 2008. Ten Architects. Office of Enrique Norten. Honorary Mention, International Design Competition. The new headquarters for the Corporation Andina de Fomento (CAF) is conceived as a detonating element of the new north south axis that will connect the central valley with the Caracas mountain range, with vegetation and Geography taking a leading role. This project expands the number of ground floors public spaces and connects two large urban parks. It also promotes the pedestrian and vehicular flow between urban sectors, public spaces and new developments. Plazas, parks, mass transit stations, paths and various urban ac- tivity centers are allocated along this new axis, which also sets a framework for a breathtaking view to the Avila Mountain. The proposal doubles the public space of plaza Altamira and Promote public transportation by providing extra parking spaces directly connected to an important mass transit hub. Along the axis an increase of density is proposed for the Altamira Sur district.10
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  12. 12. Professional Work 02 Colonia Obrera Venice Biennale 2008. Delekamp Architects. Office of Derek Dellekamp. The Colonia Obrera is a neighborhood of Mexico city which was developed in the beginning of the 1900´s, as a housing quarter for working class of those days.It was founded for industry workers, artisans and countrymen that would work in the center of Mexico City. Since then the urban fabric has remained practically the same as it is today. All though there has been an inclusion of subways, metro bus, a major freeway (called Central Axis or Eje Central), and many transformations that have happened in the central core since then. The contradiction of this neighborhood is that although the city has evolved, in many different ways, the identity and scale of this neighborhood has remained intact, so how come the city has grown to an unprecedented scale, without transforming this area? The reasons why this has happened are not the purpose of this project, but the ways to create higher quality housing, with high density, taking advantage of the existing infrastructure and proximity of the city center. This project stretches the limits of common sense by preserving the buildings in the area we believe have value, densifying without creating an urban ghetto, connecting in a low scale with other blocks, creating an almost 80% green footprint due to terraces and green roofs, exhacerbing the principles of a community through public space which at the moment are inexistent.14
  13. 13. Site Area 25,537Constructed 92,967Housing 48,844Green 16,765Retail 9,418Service 6,749Parking 11,191 15
  14. 14. We believe in the essence of “the barrio” (neighborhood) as the structure of our thought. We believe in architecture as a discipline capable of creating values in the way humans interact. We believe in social interaction, cohesion and sharing resources. We believe in accessibility with independence.16
  15. 15. We believe in sports, bicycles and outdoor living in an enclosed city space.We believe in privacy inside an artificial ecosystem which is the essence of a city.We believe in a programmatic hybrid, in space and in the capacity of an individualto take over it. 17
  16. 16. Professional Work 03 Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver Forum of the Future Leed Building proposal for the University of California Davis, 2010. Ehdd. Office of Charles Davis. Sustainable Architecture. The aim of this project was to propose a zero energy building for the University of California Davis. The program consisted in the development of educational facilities for environmental studies. As part of the client requirements the building incorporates the office for the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Our first approach for the proposal was to design two different massings, each varies in functionality and operation. Important topics like optimum orientation, wind flow, daylight- ing, and the use of local materials were the foundation of a very successful and high quality development for sustainable design.18
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  22. 22. Professional Work 04 Smith Vosler House Residential House in San Rafael Ca, 2010. Nilus Design. Office of Nilus de Matran. Residential Project, Under Construction. Located above the hills of the San Rafael Mountains, the Smith & Vosler family decided to restore their house. The proposal not only addresses the existing space but also expands the volumetry of the house by the creation of a sec- ondary tower. One of the primary requirements of the client was to transform the southern wood facade into a curtain glass wall. This deci- sion turned the project into a challenge; which consisted in understanding the thermal comfort performance, to develop a solution that avoids over heating. In response to that we de- signed a trellis above the terrace to provide shade. This project is currently under construction.24
  23. 23. 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1A A ALL EXISTING WINDOWS TO REMAIN UNCHANGED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DINING ROOM WINDOWS - W2.1, W2.2 AND W2.3 W2.2 IS A NEW WINDOW IN EXISTING OPENING AND WINDOWS W2.1 AND W2.3 ARE NEW WINDOWS, ALL TO MATCH EXISTING. GARAGE NO WORK STRUCTURAL NOTES: EXISTING 4X12 RIDGE BEAM ALONG GRIDLINE C.5 FROM GRIDLINES 3 TO 4 TO REMAIN WHEN EXPOSED BY REMOVING EXISTING SOFFIT. EXISTING 4X12 RIDGE BEAM ALONG GRIDLINE E.5 FROM GRIDLINES 8 TO 3.2 DECK TO REMAIN. WHEN OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION, THE ADDITION OF A NEW SHEAR WALL ALONG GRIDLINE E; REPLACE DOOR AND THE ADDITION OF A NEW SHEAR WALL ALONG GRIDLINE B PER STRUCTURAL BUILDING EVALUATION. D2.1B NAILING PATTERN FOR NEW SHEAR WALLS SHALL BE: B 10d @ 4" O.C. ALONG THE EDGES, AND 10d @ 12" O.C. IN THE FIELD. NEW DOOR TO BE RATED 20-MIN. NEW DOOR TO HAVE SELF-CLOSING HARDWARE NEW SHEAR TO BE ADDED D2.5 (E) SKYLIGHT D2.4 TO REMAINC C D2.3 (E) SKYLIGHTS (E) 4X12 RIDGE TO REMAIN ENTRY POWDER ROOM BEAM TO REMAIN NO WORK SEE STRUCT. WORKSHOP NO WORKD D D2.7 REPLACE DOORS REINFORCE (3) TYP. OF 4 (E) ROOF RAFTERS W/ SISTERED REPLACE (E) POST 1-3/4" X 71/4" MICROLAM WITH 4" DIAMETER STL. TUBE COLUMN OVEN REF. NEW WALLS DINING ROOM (E) 4X12 RIDGE BEAM TO REMAIN, SEE STRUCT. FAMILY ROOM DECK NEW SEE-THRU NO WORK GAS FIREPLACE REPLACE (E) POST LIVING ROOM MFGR: MAJESTIC MODEL: MARQUIS WITH 4" DIAMETER STL. TUBE COLUMN NEW CABINETRY 25 NO.: KSTDV NEW WINDOW IN (E) OPENING NEW SHEAR TO BE ADDED SEE NAILING NOTE ABOVE KITCHENE E W2.1 W2.2 W2.3 DW DECK NEW 2-0" X 5-0" WINDOWS TO MATCH EXISTING NORTH 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  24. 24. Academic Projects 05 Morpho’Logical Educational Facilities A thesis submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of ‘Master in Architecture’ in the graduate division of UC Berkeley. Committee in charge: Susan Ubbelohde, Tom Buresh, Marc L’italien, & Peter Bosselman. The aim of this thesis was to explore the parallel recovery and evolution of Buildings and Landscapes through time. Morpho’Logical Restoration seeks to maximize the potential of postindustrial sites through decades of sequential architectural interventions. This study asks how the preserved architectural el- ements in the former ‘Bayview Hunters Point’ Naval base could stay alive and yet be adapted to evolve over time. After the 2030 Challenge I believe that Architecture is confront- ing a period of re-configuration and is more aware of future challenges. It represents an open door for new ideas, technolo- gies and possibilities. The project consists in a ‘continuos and periodical adaptive reuse strategy’ of a military base into a Media Park. -Against the current proposal of redevelopment for a football stadium, I believe that the existing historical buildings have great potential to be recycled. The buildings that are located on site offer the spatial qualities to be restored into a continuos and connected complex. Performance Goals of the Project: Envelop would be preserved and readapted.26 Program would be active and changeable. Spatial Configuration would be flexible and dynamic. Module would achieve maximum spans. Skeleton would provide maximum rigidity.
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  28. 28. 50 ft 50 ft 58 ft 50 ft 40 ft 100 ft 55 ft 58 ft 55 ft 200 ft 5815 ft30 ft15 ft46 ft46 ft46 ft3046 ft46 ft2031 URBAN INFILL 03
  29. 29. 8 ft 58 ft 58 ft 100 ft 70 ft 27 ft 120 ft 75 ft 24 ft GROUND PLAN 31 Ground Plan Level 01 +8.00 Scal1:300 0 18 37 75 150
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  31. 31. 50 x 45 sq ft VERTICAL SPACE FRAME prefabricated structure is delivered to site for vertical expantion + cantilievers construction50 x 45 sq ft STEEL REINFORCEMENT structure is reinforced with a new modularity that allows more flexibility, adaptability & rigidity in spatial configuration 33 REVEAL STRUCTURE as a response to the program requirements, parts of the facade get demolished to create a series of public plazas
  32. 32. Academic Projects 06 Morpho’Logical Media Park A thesis submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of ‘Master in Architecture’ in the graduate division of UC Berkeley. Committee in charge: Susan Ubbelohde, Tom Buresh, Marc L’italien, & Peter Bosselman. A Media Park represents the perfect bond of education and nature. The proposal brings together a social, technological, environmental and cultural program. Social: The project would offer primary education, job oppor- tunities, social participation, recreational programs and also a sense of community. Technological: An implementation of an integral energy trans- portation system, the construction of educational facilities of high performance, and finally the promotion of green sustain- able technology. Environmental: The project not only recovers but also expands its habitat and biodiversity. It is respectful of the environment by the recycle of landscape and buildings. It also saves land by a construction strategy of ‘Urban Infill’ (by densifying the edu- cational facilities footprint, the project releases vast areas for landscape architecture, recreational areas and open space). Cultural: The park would offer, ‘active educational and cultural programs, that would reinforce the identity of the local com- munity. Also recognizes its history by the preservation of impor- tant architectural buildings and by the construction of ‘The Hunters Point History Museum’. Objectives of the Project:34 Secure the remediation, rehabilitation and re-densification of the site. Reorganize and optimize the access, circulation and attractions of the site. Activate beneficial sustainable cycles for the area and for the local community of Bayview. Connect the area with the neighborhood and with the rest of the urban fabric.
  33. 33. 01CLEAN UP source: Vanal Facilities Engineering Command Parcel E Feasibility Study test sites: not toxic test sites: not toxic 02 ACTIVATION heavy metals oak tree sVOCs cyanide community gardens insecticides permaculture p arcel e pesticides oak tree hydrocarbons diesel motor oil meadowLAND HEALING SEEDING REFORESTdeveloping of a cap for protection First phase/ fertilization of land reforestation strategyand clean up gradient from oak to meadow AC CE SS RE CR EA TIO WET LAND S NA L OPENAL DESIGN CENTER A Y PLAZ ENTR DIG COMMUNITY GARDENS IT PERMACULTURE SPAC TREEL HING WATC BIRD FLOWER GARDENS AND E GRASSLANDS MA SH IN RU GRASSLANDS PL B/ AZ ME A FA AD & S RME PE RS CIA M OW L E ARK VE ET NT S S DOG PARK RAPID BUS TRANSIT TRUCKS ROUTE FLOWER GARDENS CIRCULATION PERMACULTURE MAIN PLAZA SHRUB/MEADOWS COMMUNITY DOGPARK WETLANDS BIRD WATCHING OPEN SPACE GRASSLANDS TREELAND GARDENS vacant vacant Media Park Bayview Hunter Activities Program Point & Events Lectures/Concerts wetlands Auitorium 20,000 SF History Museum 40,000 SF Temporary/Stable Exhibition pond Cultural Digital Media Lounge 60,000 SF Restaurant/Bar/ Caffe/Festivals 11% pond Commercial Workshops/Diplomats/Open Studios picnic Design MediaLabs100,000 SF picnic marsh dog park Mediatheque 100,000 SF Workshops/Exhibitions/Competitions BEACH pond meadow industrial Educational Center marsh COMMUNITY GARDEN preseve lookouts Farmers Market 150,000 SF Food & Flower Festivals hike GRASSLANDS streams recreational area Dog Park100,000 SF Dog Festivals pond main plaza Agricultural Special Tour TIDAL MARSH field shrubs 35 Bird Watching100,000 SF Community Gardens100,000 SF Workshops/Trainings lessons/ Diplomats picnic area playground courts camp open space lookouts picnic Bayview Waterfrontpicnic Park park path mediatheque Mountain Biking/ Bike Lanes/ Hikes 30% Open space Tree Forest 200,000 SF landfill Ecological visitor center marsh media lounge Recreational Flower Gardens 200,000 SF Flower Exhibition/ Workshops creek marsh labs media media park picnic lookouts picnic workshops museum design workshops recreational area Permaculture Lands 200,000 SF Workshops/Trainings lessons/ Diplomats lookouts transport Paths/Looks outs WOODS secondary plaza Bike Trail Shrub/Meadows 200,000 SF restore picnic Bird watching Paths/Looks outs Wet Lands 300,000 SF lookouts Wild & Passive 59% Sport fields/Paths year 2011 year 2030 (proposed) Open space 800,000 SF year 2030 (proposed) 70% Landfill/Industrial/Vacant 80% Nature/Leisure/Recreational/Educational Sport fields/Paths Events/Activities & Proposed Program Commercial/Cultural Grasslands 800,000 SF
  34. 34. NEW PROGRAMS DIGITAL DESIGN CENTER morphological, progressive restoration NEW HABITATS ISLANDS & CHINAMPAS land sculping, farming beds & wetlands HARDCSAPES surface cover entry, main & secondary plaza SOFTSCAPES landscape surface grasslands,treelands &recreational areas NEW PATHWAYS network of various paths walking, running, hiking & biking CIRCULATION internal transportation system 2 lines that connect the entire media park URBAN MATRIX urban proposal for media park bayview hunterspoint waterfront park LAND SCULPING retaining walls and manipulation of topography wetlands and tidal marsh restoration36 CELEBRATE WATER regeneration of various ecosystems wetlands and tidal marsh restoration
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  37. 37. The Ecological Park program consists in recreational sport fields and community the creation of wetlands, grasslands & gardens & also a gradient of tree-land flower gardens. The implementation of areas from oak to meadow.03 RECOVERY 03 MUTATION low grass water pockets water canal 39 high grass high grassSUSTAIN LAND SCULPING INUNDATIONgrowth of landscape excavation process + storage of opening of barriers for inundationgrasslands soil for future land filling of water canals
  38. 38. Academic Projects 07 The Bay Bridge Project The Bay Bridge ‘Studio” M Arch UC Berkeley, 2011. Professors: Frederic Schwartz & Marc L’italien. Published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Awarded with an Honorable Mention, in the international Competition ‘M_Art’ Madrid Spain. The project consists in the creation of a self sufficient commu- nity that grows food and flowers. A progressive active and changeable program of “Local De- velopment and Manufacture on site”. From the environmental and ethical perspective, I am preserv- ing a very historical site, “The Bay Bridge”. As most people are focusing on the construction of the new bay bridge, slated to be finished by 2013. Others are thinking of ways to reuse the old one. “A structure that cost approximately $80 million Dollars. The infrastructure and Architecture for the Master Plan are driven by ‘sustainable design and green technology’. Creating structures and using processes that are environmentally respon- sible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle. -Flexibility, Adaptability, Deployability and Prefabrication, were some of the explored concepts for the creation of this prom- enade of modular architecture. A PROMENADE OF HOUSING UNITS, WORKSHOPS MODULES, FARMING BEDS AND SERVICES, SET FOR THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR ENJOYMENT, “AN URBAN MARKET IN THE BAY BRIDGE”40
  39. 39. 6 8 7 5 4 3 1 HOUSING UNIT LOWER DECK 2 WATER TANK 2 3 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION UPPER DECK 4 FLOWERS DEPLOYABLE STANDS 41 THE MARKET 5 ARTS & CRAFTS MOVABLE STANDS 6 VERTICAL FARMING BEDS (STRUCTURE BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF SCAFFOLDING) 7 VERTICAL CIRCULATION 1 LOWER DECK 8 STORAGE AREAHUMAN CAPABILITIES OF CREATING ECOSYSTEMS
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  41. 41. 01 Aerial view of thecommunity center & the residential area. 02 Aerial view of the hotel and the residential area 43 03 Section of the hotel & transporta- tion system
  42. 42. 01 Perspective view of the Hotel, and prefabricated modular units HOUSING + WORKSHOPS SMALL MODULE: 360M2+ PUBLIC SPACE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION CRAFTMANS WORKSHOPS BIG MODULE: 360M2 02 Front view of the mixed use complex FARMING BEDS + VERICAL CIRCULATION MARKET SPACE44 FARMING BED PLATFORMS WORKSHOP, ADMINISTRATION CAFFE BAR AND HOTEL
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  44. 44. Academic Projects 08 Biomimicry ‘Globe Fish’ Elasticity Inquiries Studio M Arch UC Berkeley, 2011. Professor: Maria Paz Gutierrez. Implementation of ‘Biomimetics’ into the creative design pro- cess. This project consisted in the development of a pneumatic structure by studying a living organism. As part of my personal research I focused in The ‘Globe Fish’ and his capacities to expand and contract his spinal chord. Thousand of years ago, The Globe fish used to be very slow, and easy to be captured. Through the course of time & ‘evolution’ he developed two de- fense mechanisms: the first one was to become poison by eating bacteria, and the second was to inflate himself by filling his body with water. Once his body is inflated, the metamorphosis that his spinal chord experience is an incredible method to study, mostly for structural elements that have torsion, expansion & contraction. In response to that, I invented a bio-dynamic pneumatic struc- ture that has the ability to be expanded and contracted by air pressure; A structure that later was incorporated to ‘Generative Components’ as Parametric design. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P46 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  45. 45. SIMPLIFICATION OF VERTEBRA GEOMETRYFOR UNIT PROPOSAL 1 2 3 4 5TESTING OF TRIANGULAR GEOMETRY IN REPRESENTATION OF THE SPINAL CORD IN TORSIONCURVED SURFACES A B C D E F G H I J L elevation INDEPENDENT VERTEBRA MOVEMENT MOVEMENT BASED ON A CENTER POINT ANALYSIS 47
  46. 46. 3D PRINTING A B plan C TORSION BASED ON A CENTER POINT48
  47. 47. SKELETON A SKELETON B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0.87 0.50 A TOP VIEW 0.50 B 0.87 C 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 D 0.50 0.50 0.50 E 1.50 1.50 1.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 2 1.1 F 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.1 0 2 1.1 LEFT VIEW FRONT VIEW RIGHT VIEW G 0.37 0.50 0.50 0.37 0.37 0.50 0.50 0.37 H I 1.00 J BACK VIEW K 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 49
  48. 48. Academic Projects 09 The Mekong River Project Elasticity Inquiries Studio part II M Arch UC Berkeley, 2011. Professor: Maria Paz Gutierrez. Incorporation of a pneumatic structure into a dynamic land- scape in the Mekong river area. Project submitted to KERB competition, Melbourne Australia. The aim of this proposal was to design a system that would allow ‘farm production’ of local communities of Mekong, dur- ing the monsoon and rainy season. In the past years, research has proved that communities of farmers had been greatly affected by floods and greatly un- stable confronting: disease, hunger and loss of land. In response to that I designed a dynamic structural foundation, with a pneumatic unit prototype that has the potential to be vertically stacked. Each module would have a different func- tion that would provide each family the basic needs to survive The modules would be conformed by a farming bed, a housing unit, a storage unit and a water cistern. By being stacked verti- cally they would create a self-sufficient life cycle that would maintain the community on site during the flood season. The result proves to be a self-generative grid that could be deployable, transportable and easily constructed. A progres- sive dynamic landscape that has the abilities to produce and survive.50
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  50. 50. VEGETATION SMART MEMBRANE GROWING MEDIUM DRAINAGE, AERATION, WATER STORAGE AND ROOF BARRIER INSULATION ROOFING MEMBRANE STRUCTURAL SUPPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT) MEMBRANE AND UNIT JOINT PNEUMATIC SMART MEMBRANE STRUCTURAL SUPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT) BAMBOO STAIRS INTERNAL STRUCTURAL FRAME PREFABRICATED GALVANISED STEEL FRAME LOCAL WOOD FLOOR PNEUMATIC SLAB JOINT STRUCTURAL SUPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT) MEMBRANE AND UNIT JOINT PNEUMATIC SMART MEMBRANE STRUCTURAL SUPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT) BAMBOO STAIRS INTERNAL STRUCTURAL FRAME PREFABRICATED GALVANISED STEEL FRAME LOCAL WOOD FLOOR PNEUMATIC SLAB JOINT STRUCTURAL SUPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT) MEMBRANE AND UNIT JOINT PNEUMATIC SMART MEMBRANE STRUCTURAL SUPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT) BAMBOO STAIRS INTERNAL STRUCTURAL FRAME PREFABRICATED GALVANISED STEEL FRAME52 LOCAL WOOD FLOOR PNEUMATIC SLAB JOINT STRUCTURAL SUPORT (PNEUMATIC JOINT)
  51. 51. Scale 1.5 :1Axial Load Axial Load Axial Load Axial Load Axial Load Axial Load Axial Load 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 4 6 7 6 5 Elastic Recovery Elastic Recovery Elastic Recovery Elastic Recovery Elastic Recovery Elastic Recovery ing nd Be g 53 din Ben g din Ben
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  54. 54. Academic Projects 10 Energy & Environment Building Sciences M Arch UC Berkeley, 2011. Professor: Allan Daly & Charlie Huizenga . This course explores energy simulation programs for sustainable design. During the class we researched & tested the latest energy simulation programs for environmental design including: Con- fen, Resfen, Ecotect, Energy Plus & E-Quest. My personal research was focused in energy simulations for ‘Indoor Vertical Farming’. During the design process I had the opportunity to run several simulations to find the best possible solution either in: type of window, type of frame, daylighting, air flow and high performance facade. At the same time I took advantage of the weather tool in Eco- tect to fully understand the site of the project and its context, including optimum orientation, prevailing winds, humidity and rainfall. As a result, the energy simulation tools provided me precise data of the units orientation, & vegetables location.56

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