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Nicholas Martino

Architectural Design Portfolio

2011 - 2013

Undergraduate in Architecture and Urban Planning at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN Research at UFRNs Group of Studies in Morphology and Architectural Uses - MUsA Member of the students Academic Centre of Architecture and Urban Plannings Undergraduate Program at UFRN - CAAU Non-Degree Student at Daniels Faculty at University of Toronto

Nicholas Martino +1 (647) 963-3390 272 Manning Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada Postal Code M6J 2K7









F2013 2011

//Architectural works beyond design 2011

Amorial Portal Colonial Hayloft Sustainable Dwelling Art Museum La Identidad es La Pluralidad Community Centre Gente em Ao

//Extract knowledges from the designs... I intend to present here my architectural design works produced during my firsts three years of architectural studies and competitions at Natal, RN, Brazil (20112012) and Toronto, ON, Canada (2013). The main point is to extract the most various knowledges that I absorbed from each one of the processes and syntetize them. In this way, I will start the presentations filling brief topics about the design context and with one quote trying to summarize the knowledge absorved in that work. Most of projects will also be represented by access graphs intending to standardize and clarify the spatial solution rather than others characteristics of the design.

2011 Qosqo, Peru Natal Salvador

Work submitted at Latinamerican Architectural Students Meeting - ELEA 2012 Staff at Regional DoCoMoMo Seminar Work submitted at UFRNs Scientific Initiation Congress Work Submitted at UFRNs week of Science and Technology


Work Submitted at National Architectural Students Meeting - ENEA 2012

2012 Bag
Staff at South Regional Architectural Students Meeting - EREA 2012

Summer 2011

Armorial Portal
//Context Course: Space and Form 1 //Collaborators Alinne dAmore (professor) George Dantas (professor) //Sensation Creativity is a process, not a gift.

Concept. Armorial art was a term used by Ariano Suassuna (side picture) and other authors during the 1970s to define a cultural movement manifested in drama, dance, music, visual arts (side picture) that portrays a series of studies in depth about the culture of colonial Northeastern region of Brazil. The authors characterize the art armorial as a result of the merger highbrow art culture inherited from the Portuguese with the culture that existed in Brazil before and at the time of colonization. The Armorial Portal want to set a milestone in the history and cultural training culture and northeastern Brazil. The name means the portal of entry gate of the Portuguese in our land and gate mixture of Portuguese and Islamic culture with the indigenous culture resulting culture armorial. Parti. The idea for the monument is to stimulate an architectural expression for the armorial movement. So, the parti comes from the influence of Islamic culture on Portugal during the Middle Ages and so the Arab culture later at Brazil. The form comes from the March of Toros, the first monument brought to Brazil, a symbol of Portuguese colonization in the country.

Ariano Suassuna

Floor plan

Front and back facade

Visual expressions Armorial music manifestation Stage for cultural shows (dance, music, drama) Seats

Sketches of the development of the idea

Marco de Toros (March of Toros)

Winter 2012

Colonial Hayloft
//Context Course: Architectural Design 1 //Collaborators Carla Varela (professor) //Sensation The solution requests time and a process of constant (re)thinking.

Parti. Colonial buildings were developed for tropical environments like Brazil during years (1500s - 1700s). So, they developed pretty advanced tools for this clime that are reflected in a specific typology known as the colonial hayloft. The form of the building site made me chose for the colonial typology as the parti of the design.


Dominant winds Floor plan - main floor Colonial haylof type model




Beach view

Main facade of the residence

Form of the building site vs. Form of the colonial sites

Floor plan - mezzanine and first floor

View of the colonial city

Roof plan

Section A

Access graph

Winter 2012

Sustainable Dwelling
//Context Course: Architectural Design 1 //Collaborators Helisson Camargo (student) Vernica Trindade (student) Carla Varela (professor) //Sensation The sustainable characteristics must be carefully thought during the process.

Concept. By the time of the project, we were enrolled on an elective course called Fundamentals of Sustainability. This project was the perfect place for us to apply on architecture our knowledge from sustainability. The concept was try to prove that its easy to design a building with little impact on the environment with an attractive face.

Use of natural lighting and ventilation

Water solar warming system

Raining waters reuse system

Green roof system

Organic trash composting Implantation with columns without sand movement

Certified wood

Use of native vegetation

Winter 2012

Art Museum La Identidad es La Pluraridad

//Context AC-CA Competition //Collaborators Marcela Scheer (student) Lucas de Menezes (student) Carlos Nome (professor) Natlia Queiroz (architect) Renata de Oliveira (student) //Sensation A narrative developed through the process can be transmitted by the building.

Concept. Contemporary Art goes beyond a historical moment. Indicates a cultural manifestation set by plurality and variety of tendencies that reinterprets and even redefines existing values. As well the city of Buenos Aires - in especial museums neighbourhood of Puerto Madero and its next La Boca - received a lot of different cultures in the beginning of the century to work at the harbour. These plurality of cultures helped to shaped the expression of the city and the country. Our concept tries to construct an identity through this plurality represented in the formal expression of the building and its narratives linking the museum of contemporary art with its environment not only visually, but culturally and formally as well. Narrative. The museums narrative materializes at the structured glazing covered footbridges interconnecting the museum exhibits and promoting reflections about the urban scape and the social context that host them.

Casa Rosada Main floor

Punte de la Mujer First floor Edifcio Libertador

La Identidad es La Pluralidad (The Identity is The Plurality)

Does not block the view of the city

Blocks the heat of the sun at the summer Second floor The colors of La Boca representing the plurarity of Buenos Aires

Fragata Sarmiento

Axes of visual interest

Metal net

Access graph

Fall 2012

Community Centre Gente em Ao

//Context Course: Architectural Design 2 //Collaborators Rafaela Oliveira (student) //Sensation A problem could not be solved if its not identified first.

Analysis. Quintas is a neighbourhood reasonably old in the city of Natal. In the course of the time, people that came from the countryside to the capital tented to build their homes on the line of the train, thats where the neighbourhood came from. Problem. With the urban mobility constructions for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the local government intent to enlarge some streets and avenues expropriating about 400 buildings and growing a city with more asphalt and less public space directed to people. The work we did aims to analyze the problems and propose a community centre to the community. Concept. Our design took parti on the lack of green, clean and public spaces on the region to create a space that can be: pure, open, public and permeable supporting the community on the expropriations. Narrative. As the terrain is located in the middle of commercial and residencial areas, our intent was to create an open green space able to gather people together during their day-by-day work/home movement.
(probable terrain of intervention from the analysis)

Main floor

(some buildings to be expropriated)

(view) First floor (shadow) Community centre with the mobility constructions for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Second floor

Main building turned to the park

Permeability through the park

A park inside the terrain

Cobogo parti. Intending to mean the spirit of community, the cobogo materializes itself in the form of a hexagon remounting a bee hive with the function to coat the sunset facade of the main building.

Second building on the other side

Connection from the ground to the buildings

Connection between buildings and more green spaces