Hey, I'm Chus!

Wuhan, China. 

HUST 华中科技大学. Arch. PhD Candidate 2016-19. 

I want to travel in China with MAD. I realize many of other very talented people do as well, so to show the kind of value I'd bring to the team, I've decided to be proactive and have analyzed China to give my two cents on where MAD should travel next. 

Please scroll through the report, and get in touch when you're done!

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MAD IS LEADING WORLD'S ADVANCED DESIGN BY EMBODYING THE EASTERN INTERPRETATION OF NATURE.

 

MAD Footprint.

WHAT'S MISSING?

MAD's architecture is applying traditional poetry (山水) into new buildings, while in rural China the same tradition is disappearing. 

WHY THIS MATTERS?

  • Fast economic growth of China. Since the economic reform of 1979 cities have been rapidly growing and getting wealthy, while the rural side remains as poor as before.

  • Rural-urban migration phenomenon. From 1979 to 2009, 340 million farmers immigrated inside China to seek for new sources of income. By 2025 the rural-to-urban migrants will represent the 40% of total urban population in China. 

  • Rural tourism.​ China is the biggest agrarian society in the world and the development of rural socio-economy has always been the first and foremost issue for Chinese governments. 

  • Observations on contemporary architecture in rural China. For the last two decades, the aspiration for modernity of rural habitants has brought estrange typologies of new infrastructure. An excess of imported materials and a sub-utilization of local resources are contributing seriously to the decadence of natural landscape in rural China  In the other hand, traditional buildings are sub-utilized or even abandoned. 

HOW MAD INFLUENCES RURAL CHINA & VICE-VERSA?

MAD's futuristic, organic and technologically advanced designs can empower rural China to recover the interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. This recovery is key to close the gap between rural and urban. In Chongqing, MAD brought up forest to the city. But, how should city come to the forest? For rural China, the ability of buildings to go back to earth is something positive (something similar we saw in the MAD's Ink-ice exhibition), understanding the holistic circle where life and death belongs to each other. 

WHERE TO TRAVEL FIRST?

  • Village of Baoxi (South of Shanghai) China. International bamboo biennale. 

  • Xinhua, Hunan. Mei Shan region. As an immersion trip into sub-developed areas of China. 

I'm committed to traveling in China with MAD, so whether you'll agree about this places and research direction or have other proposal,  I'm open to exploring.

WHY DO I DO THIS?

  • I believe that MAD's mission to create futuristic, organic and technologically advanced designs is also necessary in rural China. 

  • This conceptual approach may contribute to complete the modernization of our societies. 

  • I love how travel and shared experiences build bridges across our cultures.

  • Internally, MAD fosters a culture of openness, learning and pro-activism.

  • Traveling with MAD provides the opportunity to be part of a world class team.

WHY I BELONG AT MAD TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP?

  • Familiarity. Since 2013 as a foreigner I have lived, studied and travel in China . I soon realized that we were up against a huge challenge on improving the synergy between rural and urban.​

  • Champion the mission. I'm determined in create positive impact in our society by acquiring the necessary skills to achieve the goals that will help make the world better. 

  • Embrace adventure. I'm insatiably curious and love creating reasonable order out of chaos. I stay energized by choosing specific food plus a regular physical training system.

 

 

 

EDUCATION.

PhD Arch. Candidate - HUST - Wuhan, China. 2016-19.

Master Landscape Arch. - NJFU - Nanjing, China. 2013-16

Bachelor Arch. - ITESM - Monterrey, Mexico. 2002-08.

PRO EXPERIENCE

Architect - ADAP T-Arch - Wuhan, China. Oct. 2016-now.

Landscape Arch. - Yan Jun Studio - Nanjing. China. 2014-15.

Start up Arch. - Portugal Related - Monterrey, Mexico. 2009-13

HONOR

Awarded CSC Chinese Scholarship Council. 2016-19.

SOFTWARE

AutoCAD, Photoshop​, 3D Max, Sketch-up, Illustrator.

LANGUAGE

English, proficient | Spanish, native | Mandarin, basic. ​

REFERENCE

Tan Gangyi 谭刚毅

Vice Dean, School of Architecture HUST | PhD supervisor | Principal ADAP T-Arch.

tan_gangyi@163.com     | +86 132 9799 7766 | 

LAST PROJECT

  • AREA_X_DVLPMNT.
    By ADAP T-Architecture.

 

 

Location: 中国湖北省黄冈市蕲春县青石镇.

Status: Under construction

Type: Rural hotel

Size: 300sqm

Budget: 150,000 RMB

Material: Scaffolding + plywood + block.

Architect in charge: Tan Gangyi 谭刚毅

Lead design: Chus

Construction: Xie Long, Chen Bo.

Time: Oct. 2016 - May - 2017.

 

 

Chus' C.V.

 

 

Legal name: Jesus Daniel Stamatis Portugal

Chinese name: 丹尼尔

Nationality: Mexico

Address1037 Luoyu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan 430074, P.R.China

Phone: +86 188 7147 1193

Email: chus90@aliyun.com

Web www.chusdoit.com​

 

 +86 188 7147 1193

chus90@aliyun.com

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-I enjoy thinking of the end result and the design the simplest path to create it. I take pride in the work I do and believe that details count. ​My goal is to focus on only one result:  be part of a high impact team where I can do really cool work..

 

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In 2013 abandoned rural school is rescued and adapted into rural tourism hotel by ADAP T-Architecture. After 3 years, owners and Tan Gangyi 谭刚毅, principal of the studio,  agree that the sweet potato plantation behind the classrooms (now guest rooms) so-called Area_X, should be developed to host entertainment activities: bar, music scenery, small library, manual workshop, meeting room, water system, and long table for 20 people. The idea is to build an easy removable structure that could be occasionally re-located around the area for special events.  

 

 

The idea for the distribution of the spaces is to use the 3 current connections to the AREA_X to reasonably separate the program, resulting 3 modules: Music&Bar,1. Manual workshop & Book spot, 2. Meeting room 3. Outdoor space in between each.

 

 

     Then rotate the axes 45 degrees from north in order to help the flow of transit to recirculate among the existing building and AREA_X. The program gains 3 extra meters of area to use. Shades and light are stimulated. 

 

 

Hand-made 1:500 scale model of one of the 3 modules hosting the program. Representing scaffolding metallic tubes. 

 

 

The same Hand-made scale model with roofs and walls, early proposal. 

 

 

Looking to the east AREA_X has the guest rooms building at the right, and the mountain at the left. Since AREA_X is meant to be an in-door/out-door space those pre-existent elements are the walls of AREA_X

 

 

Backwards.

 

 

Scaffolding structure with plywood as first layer of roof. Under construction.

 

 

+86 188 7147 1193

chus90@aliyun.com

 www.chusdoit.com​

 

 

Construction concept

 

 

Floor metallic elements connecting with pile foundation.

 

 

Scaffolding structure under construction.

 

 

Intersection of roofs perspective.

 

 

Info-graph resume.

May 12, 2017. Walls and floor made up of standard block are under construction. New pics soon.

 

 

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