Portfolio

Architecture
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Data analysis
Experiment Results
Map: Tree covered areas
Experiment Results
Methodology Representation
Map: Mobile network coverage
Research Results
Map: Urban fabrics with Grasshopper
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Artistic work
The Shore
Limit Dynamism
Hope Mural
The Water Shore
Boundary Combustion
Limit Connotation
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Teaching

As a professor, I have taught qualitative and quantitative methods in research methodology, design and representation courses, and a wide array of architecture and urban studios. In all cases, I have guide from beginner’s courses for new students, to advanced programs for  postgraduate participants, both in traditional classrooms and online courses. Additionally, the dynamism of my teaching experience has been fueled by the diversity that has characterized the people I have had the opportunity to interact with.

Studio teaching portfolio
Residual spaces in the contemporary city: Activating the traffic islands
Residual spaces in the contemporary city: Activating the traffic islands

The research proposes a detailed catalogue of the typology of islands that can be found in the city, followed by a systematic exercise of experimentation with operations that seek to integrate these spaces with pedestrian flows and the spaces usually built around them. Lastly, a case study is selected to develop a detailed design including such elements as slopes, pavements, urban furniture, and vegetation.

Integrating formal and informal city: Working within the limit
Integrating formal and informal city: Working within the limit

In order to carry out this project, the first step is an intense analysis of the Chapellín slum and its surroundings. Second, in-depth research about various formats to occupy the intermediate space is developed to generate formulas for promoting connectivity. Lastly, and this applies to most of the exercises conducted in this line of research, a proposal of urban planning and design is prepared for the entire sector, as well as selecting a specific case to design the final proposal.

Dialogue between different times: Tribute to the past through architecture
Dialogue between different times: Tribute to the past through architecture

The ruins are shrouded in a veil of mystery that tends to cause uncertainty and nostalgia. In Vargas State, in northern Venezuela, there are many ruins of the colonial era that are slowly declining today without any concrete action to restore them. In this sector, architecture has much to say in order to bring light to these recesses of collective memory.

The city periphery potential: A balcony to Macarao
The city periphery potential: A balcony to Macarao

The intervention in the southwestern periphery of Caracas requires a study that considers a great variety of factors like infrastructure, different scales, and social classes. In this case, the proposal focuses on socioeconomic and environmental conditions to formulate criteria that strengthen the commuter town of Macarao. As the key piece of the proposal, an educational building is developed to fulfill the role of a landmark within the whole and gather the community.

Making a new pedestrian place: San Agustín shanty town
Making a new pedestrian place: San Agustín shanty town

Slum areas are fairly common, especially in third world cities. These areas generally require important infrastructural and public space interventions. This exercise proposes taking advantage of the available empty space around a school in the slum of San Agustín in downtown Caracas to develop a meeting place accompanied by various services for the needed community.

Architecture outside the limits: An urban catalyst to intensify the city-building interaction
Architecture outside the limits: An urban catalyst to intensify the city-building interaction

Each building has the task of strengthening the relationship between the landmarks presented in the area, even when it’s developed in a well-defined plot. To achieve the goal, attention to flows and visuals is key, the main reason for exploiting the piece’s role in the urban puzzle.