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  • PortfolioDesign+Architecture

    Luis N Orozco

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    Student Works Luis N Orozco

  • Experiment1A 1B


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    2B 4A2A 3BRehearsal Process


  • The Animal Movement was the first labor intensive research base project which derived spatial conditions, joinery and points of force from a subject. The exploration develop though out a series of models. The models explored the movement of a septic module vs. the modulation of the matrix. Towards the end of the exercise, a comprehensive drawing explores the spa-tial conditions drawn from the movement of each of its mod-ules.

    1 Animal Movement

  • Experiment 1A /Animal Movement /4

  • The models represent the movement of an insect in different di-rections. The movement was recorded from a set of still images from which the insect is flying up and rotating in the air. The lines and points correspond to the extent of the insects move-ments and the points are the maximum extension of each of the insectss members. The planes also correspond with the position of the animal with respect to its surrounding space.

    Final Model

  • Experiment 1A /Animal Movement /6

    Animal Movement

  • The project began as the exploration of a normative activity developed into a project. The Project takes the basic concepts of the normative activity, which in this case is a handshake, and applies it to the final construct. The final construct takes the main concepts of the activity and deploys them in order to change the spatial conditions of the site. Once the project has consumed the site becomes a site corruptor.

    2 Site Corruptor

  • Experiment 1A /Site Corruptor /8

  • Hybrid Diagram


  • Experiment 1A /Site Corruptor /10

    The process began with a 6 x 6 ft. hybrid diagram/collage that explains the assembly of the final model. Each one of the wood models takes into consideration different types of joinery that could be use to assemble the invading members to the final construct. The final construct resulted on a main structure aris-ing 6.5 ft. high with members that invaded 1.5 ft. into the site.

    Wood Modules

    Site Corruptor

  • Experiment 1A /Site Corruptor /12

    Final Model


  • Light Cloud is an experiment developed around the idea of channeling light. The light was channeled in different sub-sections within the structure in a way that will make the viewer aware of light moving/shifting around the site. The use of an ex-treme amount of clear cylindrical tubes helped capture as much light as possible and concentrating it in different sections of the construct. In other words it became a cloud of light.

    3 Light Cloud

  • Experiment 1A /Light Cloud /14

  • One of the main goals derived from this construct was the idea of not using any fasten-ers. It was going to be held together by a creating a matrix of interconnecting modules. A module was developed. The module consisted of 4 squares linked together with a fifth square yet for the squares to be able to link to each other a grid of punctures were made. Development Models

  • Experiment 1A /Light Cloud /16


    Final Construct

  • Experiment 1A /Light Cloud /18

    Light Cloud

  • Experiment 1A /Light Cloud /20

    Light Cloud

    The four outer squares con-nect to each other by link-ing their top corners with a wooden rod. Then those four squares are linked to the fifth square by assembling the rods with corresponding punctures within the firth square com-pleting the main module. The main module was self-struc-tural giving the final structure a massive rigidity. The reaming punctures were filled with the clear plastic cylinders finaliz-ing the construct.

  • The labor intensive process of drawing and exploring through drawing makes the work more labor intensive, yet at the same time it pushes the learning factor to a higher degree. The un-derstanding of complex geometry, sections, plans and their re-lationship was found by consistently taking sections of, in this case, a plaster mold. The drawing relationships are the main learning outcome from this exploration.

    4 Sequential Sections

  • Experiment D1 /Sequential Sections /22

  • The project began with only two views of an object (front view and side view). With the two views we could get any geom-etry needed of the object and show that geometry in space us-ing geometric projections, oblique views and normal views. After projected, the object was dissected with a series of cuts; consequently, those cuts were transfer to the object. The final object resulted to be a model with very precise cuts but most importantly those cuts could be trace geometrically to the origi-nal object.

  • Experiment D1 /Sequential Sections /24


  • Experiment D1 /Sequential Sections /26

    Rotation of 2D Space

  • Projecting planer objects in space was an exploration which taught us how to take an object in two dimensions, use its views or any geometrical information and alter it in a way that we could learn as much as we can from it. Using this knowledge of geometry, a plaster was constructed model from which we had to take a series of measurements. Once drawn the model was section horizontally and vertically 18 times (12 vertically and 6 horizontally).

  • Sequential Sections

    Experiment D1 /Sequential Sections /28

  • Constantly sectioning the object derrived a profound under-standing of its mass. Using the newly gather information, the translation between plan and section was developed into an axonometric drawing which showed the volume of the plaster model. The process of gathering sections and plans gave way to developing an axonometric drawing that showed how minor nuance changes the model drastically. At the end of the project seven new sections were drawn from the axonometric drawing. From those sections a new model was build using unconven-tional modeling materials. The end result of the experiment was an exploration of different geometric processes and their overall outcome.

    Final Model

    Experiment D1 /Sequential Sections /30

  • The project Underground develops around the idea of an expe-rience. The experience of anyone to travel down the stairs into the main chamber was to be serenaded by the sound of water fall. The process of meditation was to be enhanced by the envi-ronmental conditions which the construct aim to imply.

    5 Underground

  • Experiment 1B /Underground /32

  • Final Construct

  • Experiment 1B /Underground /34


  • The project Slope was a preliminary experiment with modula-tion. Hexagons form a mat of geometric patterns applied in a way for them to take shape in many different forms. The hexa-gons were the floor tiles, the load bearing wall and they were also the skin of the building. The inner linkages of the modules fluctuate to allow air to come in and out of the building. Since it was design to be a hot water bath temascal then it needed to solve those issues.

    6 Slope

  • Experiment 1B /Slope /36

  • Final Construct

  • Drawing-Slope

    Experiment 1B /Slope /38

  • The project Gap developed around the idea of creating a struc-ture that could expand from one side of the gap to the other. The structure using the element of wind portrayed the charac-teristics of the element within the design and also with its pro-gram. The program of the building was a platform from where graffiti was not only legal but was looked as art. Moving back and forth the graffiti artist could take advantage of the open space and grandiose walls.

    7 Gap

  • Experiment 1B /Gap /40

  • Final Construct

  • Experiment 1B /Gap /42


  • The project Galactic Tower derived its design from the element fire and its main program. The program of the tower was star gazing. The location of the tower alongside with the height and different types of patterns made possible for any star gazer to locate a specific star and fallow the pattern throughout the year. The main circulation of the tower is a system of ramps and stairs that wrap around the structure.

    8 Galactic Tower

  • Experiment 1B /Tower /44

  • Detail

    The beginning stages of the design concentrated on the element fire for it transpire a sense of density and intensity which filter down to the specific pattern and its repetition. By triangulating a module, the structure was able to acquire structural rigidity. As the modules progressively juxtapose the tower grow, but also as it grow, it started to disintegrate while it framed views and located specific star constellations.

  • Experiment 1B /Tower /46



  • At the highest section of the tower there is an interior space that is open to the public for star gazing. The translation of the patterns gets filter to the floor the interior space. Also the patterns create a very interesting interior condition since the constellations imprinted in the walls can be trance in the floor. The disintegration of the top walls further implies the element fire and its involvement with the final project.

    Final Construct

  • Experiment 1B /Tower /48