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  • M a r c e l a D e l g a d o

    Columbia School of Archi tecture M.Arch. I 2007-2008

    Architecture Portfolio

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  • Freehand Drawings

    Drawings

    Paintings

    Studio Projects

    Product Design

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    Table of Contents Archi tecture Por t fol io M.Arch. I 2007-2008

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    Accessing Archi tecture Through Drawing Winter 2006

    Freehand Sketches

  • Freehand Sketches

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    Drawings

    Old Union Colored Pencil 18 x 24 Accessing Architecture Through Drawing Winter 2006

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  • Tyler Residence--Rick Joy Pastels 18 x 24 Accessing Architecture Through Drawing Winter 2006

    Drawings

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    Ostinato Charcoal 60 x 75 Drawing I Spring 2004

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    Paintings

    Caballerisas Oil 48 x 60 Personal Summer 2006

  • Paintings

    Fortaleza de Santa Cruz Oil 24 x 30 Personal Summer 2005

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    1975 Oil 16 x 20 Personal Summer 2005

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  • San Juan de Lima Acrylic 16 x 20 Personal Summer 2003

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    Career Discovery Program Summer 2004

    A House for a Couple of Couples

    Program: A house that accomodates two ownerships within a single volume------the Greens, a conservative couple with child, and the Whites, a young and gregarious couple.Site: An existing parking lot on Banks Street, a quiet residential neighborhood in Cambridge, MA. Process: My initial idea involving intertwining units led me to imagine how two very different families would circulate through these spaces while still maintaing their unique identities and lifestyles. I began to explore how variations in specfic architectural elements could help express the distinct identities of the inhabitants while creating the visual impression of interdependency. Solution: The juxtaposition of stair types allowed me to convey this vision. The Whites would intrusively carve through the Greens living quarters by means of an excavted stair, and the Greens would be confined to ciruclating around the perimeter of the house by means of the objectified stair.

    Excavated Stair

    Objectified Stair

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    A House for a Couple of Couples

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    An Elementary School

    Program: An elementary school with thirteen classrooms, a gymnasium, an art room and a public library.Site: An existing parking lot on Church Street, located on the northern edge of Harvard Square.Process: In response to the complex program requisites, I searched for an organizational strategy that would guide my final design. I explored the qualities of filtration, a process that separates and partially obstructs, and translated this operation into a tectonic device that could be applied in plan and elevation. Solution: When applied in elevation, this operation helped create a tall, dissipating facade, reflecting a progression in academic grades. In plan, filtration spatially organized the program components according to size and degree of privacy. The smaller, more private spaces placed at the street entrance would gradually lead into larger, more public spaces as one moved further into the building.

    Career Discovery Program Summer 2004

  • An Elementary School

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    Career Discovery Program Summer 2004

    A New Yard for Harvard

    Program: A thoroughfare and space for individual study, collective symposium, and mass oration.Site: A yard that serves as a busy thoroughfare between Old Harvard Yard and the Science Center.Process: My intent was to meet the program requirements while providing a visual link between two dis-tinct areas of campus. In my site analysis, I observed existing surface materials from the surrounding built environment, comprising a materials pallet for my final design. In my paper study, I discovered the tear as an operation that could produce several layers-- an opportunity for exposing and wedding various materials. Solution: Through the melding of the tear with an impulse to layer, I achieved topographical variation that offered intimate spaces for repose and congregation. The incorporation of surrounding materials within the layers of the scheme created a visual continuity that bridged the new and the old faces of campus.

  • Old Harvard Yard

    Science Center

    A New Yard for Harvard

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    McCall Design Group Summer S tudio Summer 2005

    Roof tops A groundless site

    Personal contribution to project: Film producer and editor, card and pamphlet co-designer, and primary presenter.

  • An advocacy campaign for rooftop design interventions.

    Rooftops are integral components of the built environment that are often overlooked, and, as a result, largely underutilized. In our original investigation of San Francisco rooftops, three other McCall Design Group Summer Interns and I collaborated on the design and presentation of The Box---a product that unveils the vast design potential of this groundless site and promotes rooftop reclamation. In addtion to a short documentary, a groundless advocacy bracelet, and exhibit designs, the principal component of The Box is a deck of cards: a tool for inciting future dialogue and further exploration of this uncharted territory.

    Roof tops A groundless site

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    What if Alice Waters began

    championing rooftop organic?

  • What if rooftop worship became the latest new age trend?

    What if history were taken seriously?

    Rooftops A Groundless Site McCall Design Group Summer Studio Summer 2005