Matias Lacalle

FA 310 – ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO V

OBJECTIVES:

  • Set the hierarchy and location of the work in relation to the urban context.
  • Define functional space program needs of medium functional space program.
  • Define a preliminary architectural project to house neighborhood scale urban services.
  • Define the technological building system to be applied in the building proposal.

THEMES

PRODUCTS

TUNING COMPETENCIES

Introduction to the issue of the Metropolitan Area of Santa Cruz. Construction of an architectural proposal that addresses some of the social and economic needs of the area.
The student will be able to develop skills of reflection and synthesis of the information expressed through plans, drawings, models and words
1.- Awareness of the cultural function of Architecture

2.- Awareness of the social function of Architecture and of how the architect can contribute ideas to society to improve habitats.

3.- Awareness of responsibility concerning the environment and concerning architectural and urban heritage values.

4.- Skill in designing buildings and/or urban development projects that blend with the surrounding environment and fully satisfy local human, social and cultural requirements.

10.-Understanding that the design process is a method of investigation and research.

Analysis of the municipality of, Porongo: urban structure, cultural-heritage, social and economic systems.
Introduction to the issue of poverty and social housing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Introduction to the role of Micro Business
Project development

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAMMING STUDIO V

CONTENT

FACILITATOR

ACTIVITIES

STUDENT

ACTIVITIES

LEARNING PRODUCTS

TIME

Introduction to the topic scheduled for the workshop. Describe the project scope

 

    12 of September

 

Introduction to the issue of the Metropolitan Area of Santa Cruz. Oral and visual exhibition of the urban problems in de area. Reflection and critical analysis in the classroom. Knowledge of the Metropolitan Area of Santa Cruz.

 

17 of September

 

Analysis of the Municipality of Porongo:  urban structure, cultural-heritage, social and economic systems. Guide the analysis with statistical literature.

 

Site visit, observation, research and analysis in the area.

Development of analysis and synthesis of the information gathered.

Porongo Analysis:
urban description,
SWOT analysis  and diagnosis.

 

1 – 10 of October

 

Group research and exhibition in classes

Guide in classroom the analysis of the identified problems in Porongo. (problem tree)

Dirigir en el aula el análisis de los problemas identificados en el lugar. (árbol de problemas)

 

Participation and reflection on the causes and effects of the problems identified.

 

Selections of the area to be intervene.

 

15 of October

 

FIRST PARTIAL EVALUATION

(October 18th)

CONTENT

FACILITATOR

ACTIVITIES

STUDENT

ACTIVITIES

LEARNING PRODUCTS

TIME

Introduction to the issue of poverty and social housing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Oral presentation supported with images of the social housing.
Recommended bibliography
Typological Survey of  Porongos housing.

 

Rustic housing schemes:
location, function, space, materials.

 

22 of October

 

Introduction to the role of Micro Business Invite a professor from the School of Economics specialized in development programs. Reflection and critical analysis in the classroom.

 

Based on the specialist conference the class developed a proposal for the area of Porongo.
Business Incubator with  a Training Center and housing plan.
24 of October

 

Program Definition

 

Conduct in class the analysis of the different proposals for the site. (Problem tree)

 

Participation and reflection of the different proposals.

 

Diagrams of circulation and function analysis for the Business Incubator and Training Center. 29 – 31 of October

 

 

The circulation  as  generator  of the plan Oral and visual circulatory analysis through conceptual maps. Develop different circulation patterns.

 

An architectural proposal which considers the relationship between function and circulation for the training center. 5 of

November

 

Volumetric aggregation in one direction Morphological exercises developed in the classroom Creative work

 

Sketches and model

 

7 of November

 

Project development

 

Guide analysis in the design process.

Recommended Bibliography

Reading of design processes, thinking and architectural creation. Architectural layout proposed for the Business Incubator Center project. 12 of November

 

SECOND PARTIAL EVALUATION

(19 of November)

Project development

 

Guide analysis in the design process.

 

Analysis and design of the proposed Master Plan for the sector. Plant and volumetric sketches  of the Master Plan

 

19 of November

 

Project development

 

Guide analysis in the design process.

 

Analysis and design of the social housing proposal. Floor plan, cross  section and elevations.

 

28 of November

 

Project development

 

Guide analysis in the design process.

 

Architectural proposal for the Business Incubator and Training Center. Architectural layout the Business Incubator Center project.

 

20 of December

 

FINAL EVALUATION

(20 of December)

 

 

 

The term of co-habitation refers to the space where the need for social interaction (random or on purpose( is gathered . Co-habitation is a platform of various uses taking place, where either it contains parts in invigoration or not, traction or repulsion, act and react, all these transformed by social vectors up, down or on the surface of the ground. The housing -the most private space a man can have- is given mostly on the surface of the platform in a way that exposes itself at its most. Entertaining and workplace are combined, with the first to be forced upwards and the workplace downwards. At the same time transportation takes action under, over and parallel to the ground level.

The housing system is formed by 20 rectangular buildings which are connected in vertically, and out with the space they share in the cellular layout. The needs of cohabitation are complemented by an underground transport-connection system, while the same time the term ”passage” is amplified in the ground level through the rest housing spaces. Workplaces and places of entertainment are basically diametrically opposed but their terminations are located in the ground level.