TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTION FACTORY

Academic Thesis Project

Location: Inside the Villa 31 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The biggest shantytown in the city.

Mixed use building + Urban planning: Temporary residences, government offices, a design production factory, commercial shops, and a plaza.

Lot: 12,000 m2 / 129,170 sqft

Area built: 7,000 m2 / 75,350 sqft

Year: 2017

Individual project.

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ARCHITECTURAL STRATEGIES:

I based my strategies on the theoretical work OMA developed for the Seattle library.  

 

Each use of the program was organized into dedicated, specifically equipped spatial compartments.  These are flexible and dynamic within, but without the threat of one program interfering with another one. Instead, these masses are strategically connected with areas that convey an urban continuum, that can, in the future, host uses we can not yet predict. In the meantime they work as an overlap of complementary uses, work stations, common areas, drone passage and leisure. This design allows an efficient and flexible workflow in the factory and allows spaces to evolve through time.

 

Also, in order to portray the high tech image of the factory, a motherboard appearance was applied in my architectural approach.

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FIRST FLOOR

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2nd + 3rd FLOOR

4th FLOOR

5th FLOOR

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