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Enhancing well-being through architecture

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Enhancing well-being through architecture looking after Congo Mirador, Zulia, Venezuela
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Salazar, Francia ( author )
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Architecture master's research project, M. Arch

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Architects are uniquely positioned to offer spatial solutions to vulnerable communities by establishing connection between architecture and human behavior. The focus of this research is to generate a series of spaces that contribute towards the wellbeing of communities in need, with an especial emphasis on children and young adults. There are different phases that children undergo while growing up, and one of the most important one is intellectual development. So how can we as architects enhance our design to incorporate specific characteristics that will contribute towards the improvement of social, physical and intellectual behavior at a very young age? The first part of the research consists in studying different precedents and how they have helped, in one way or another, one or all of the phases in a child's development. In addition, studying different styles or traditions used in childhood education will play a key factor as well. As these learning characteristics are specified and studied closely, a series of options will be developed to explore different design approaches that contribute towards children's wellbeing. Five ways to design towards well-being that will be considered to develop the school consist of connecting, staying active, taking notice, continue learning and giving. The second part of the project focuses on designing a farming school, taking into account the site, climate condition and passive design strategies. Close attention will be paid to the selection of materials and how they might have an impact as people interact in the space, particularly, if it is going to benefit the community and bring authenticity to the project. The selection of these materials is a critical factor since it is important that they do not only serve structurally, but also in a phenomenological approach for the development of the project. Essentially, the
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goal is to provide a place where children are inspired by the architecture and the school itself promotes physical, as well as academic activities to help enhance children learning abilities by introducing the farming and fishing factor that is part of the site, but in this case exploiting its significance to the community.
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Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) Program final field practicum report
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Francia Salazar.

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ENHANCING WELL-BEING THROUGH ARCHITECTURE LOOKING AFTER CONGO MIRADOR, ZULIA, VENEZUELA Francia Salazar Masters Research Project University of Florida Spring 2017 1

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A Masters Research project presented to the University of Florida Graduate School of Architecture Degree of Master of Architecture. Chair: Bradley Walters

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Contents ............................................. Abstract ............................................... What is Well-Being? ............................ Case Studies ........................................ Project Research ................................. Site Features ....................................... Proposed School ................................. Conclusion .......................................... Bibliography ........................................ 4 8 12 18 28 44 54 68 94 96 98 Contents 4 5

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When we think about well-being, we usually think for yourself or the household, also plays a big role. issues have developed the worst and best of the have contributed towards their well-being. towards their well-being and the well-being of the hope is that it would be a place where children be contact with nature, will learn how to harvest and and healthy. Due to the fact that Venezuela is going through food shortage and resources are scarce, this that is absent in street culture. users and how the school could contribute to the 6 7

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behavior. The focus of this research is to generate a series of spaces that contribute towards the wellphysical and intellectual behavior at a very young age? one way or another, one or all of the phases in a childs approaches that contribute towards childrens wellbeing. Five ways to design towards well-being that will be considered to develop the school consist of learning and giving. The second part of the project focuses on designing to provide a place where children are inspired by the Abstract Architecture and Human Behavior: Underdeveloped Areas Architecture. 8 9

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What is

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Clean Water House is the essence of We are constantly working towards the pursuit of our well-being and three factors globally that contribute towards it is having access to clean water, a house and that would contribute towards well-being of people 12

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WELL-BEING Give Connect Keep Learning Connect: or listening, contributes towards the well-being of Give: being aware of thoughts and feelings : research has proved that physical 14 15

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are built poorly, children have to walk long distances, other childrens well-being because their rights are unrecognized. Impact Rea, Siling. Enfrentando RealidadesCongo Mirador 16 17

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Case Studies

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project falls into. The purpose of the project was to design a school in Klipton, because The Congress of South African Trade Unions recently declared Primary School 20 21

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In the Xiahi Village, China, does not only provides a School 22

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Nursery Fields Forever Green Building. N.p., 28 Feb. 2016. 24 25

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Architect Paul Rudolph On each side two Enclosing wall; Shading device; Hurricane shelter. Guest House 26 27

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Project Research

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Congo Mirador is a town located on the west coast the southern edge of Lake Maracaibo. The village is as slaves centuries ago. on an average of 150 days a year. It is the worlds tourist could stay, be fed and experience one of the

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The Water The Ground Puerto Concha, at the end of the highway southeast of Lake consist of a school, a church and Roof Ceiling

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Rea, Siling. Enfrentando RealidadesCongo Mirador Caracas, Venezuela. Rea, Siling. Enfrentando RealidadesCongo Mirador Caracas, Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela. Congo Mirador in the South of Lake Maracaibo. Azalia Licn. N.p., 24 Sept. 2015.

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in need of a new school. Surrounded by nature. could provide assistance. can be challenging. There are not enough teachers. certain standards. and nature. 40 41

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Community Rea, Siling. Enfrentando RealidadesCongo Mirador Caracas, Venezuela. Rea, Siling. Enfrentando RealidadesCongo Mirador Caracas, Venezuela. Rea, Siling. Enfrentando RealidadesCongo Mirador Caracas, Venezuela. architecture, the nature and lightning of the place, but Venezuela, with a personal photographic interest in by the children. She expressed in one of her blogs, processed as trolleys and they drive it around the have been given the opportunity to go to school, but 42

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Site Features

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Vera Wood Mature single-trunked trees can have boles free of large trees found in tropical areas, including Mexico, Ceiba Wood 46 47

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Cabbage Soursop Papaya Mana-Mana Boca Chico Bagre Blanco Curbina Bagre pintado Fruits Fish fruits grown by the residents of Congo Mirador. Each house posses a wooden structure where each I believe my children are be learned in no 48 49

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Climate 50 51

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Lake Maracaibo is one of the oldest bodies of water of the area surrounding it, and has caused vast 52

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and Impact

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In order to build in Congo Mirador, the structure needs to follow the language of the architecture that already studies of structures located on the water, as well as The need for a school in Congo Mirador is vital for being. The future of the country is the hands of the educated and can contribute to the progression of the poverty or in privileged areas, contribute to the 56 57

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Process Roof Plan Study Floor Plan Study 58 59

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Nursery Garden Thatched Roof Roof Wood Trusses Cultural Events Wood Inverted Roof to Collect Water 5. Open Sapace for Cultural Events 7. Teachers Residence 8. Nursery 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 60 61

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Nursery Garden Thatched Roof Wood Trusses 1-6 Grade Cultural Events Teachers Residence Grade Inverted Roof to Collect Water 1 2 4 5 6 7 4. Teachers Residence Space for Cultural Events 7. Nursery 62

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4. Teachers Residence Space for Cultural Events 7. Nursery 1 2 7 6 4 5 Nursery Thatched Roof Garden Teachers Residence Cultural Events Wood Trusses Roof Inverted Roof to Collect Water 64 65

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Because of the great need of assistance, the impact of a new school is indispensable area will provide stability for the children to work on 66 67

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Proposed School

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Routes to Arrive to the School School 70 71

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Purposes 1 4 6 7 8 9 2 5 72

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children to desire Plato 86 87

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Catatumbo River North to South 88 89

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Storage tank, or cistern installed above ground; Components 90 91

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Throughout the research and design process, the ideas is to deliberate a design of a place where is also to provide a place that will contribute to their Conclusion 94 95

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I would like to thank Professor Bradley Walters and Project. I appreciate all the advice and inspiring you. Thank you for always being there when I needed Im trying to make you proud Do everything you did I hope youre up there with God saying Thats my kid! Francia Salazar 96 97

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1. ARCHITECTURE FOR WELL-BEING AND HEALTH | ARCHITECTURE FOR WELL-BEING AND HEALTH 2. @azidaniela. Nios Del Congo Mirador Del Mirador in the South of Lake Maracaibo. Azalia Licn. N.p., 24 Sept. 2015. of Health and Well-being. Journal of Public Italy, 26 Mar. 2014. Apr. 2017. Web. 26 Mar. 2017. Happiest People in the World. Business Insider. Business Insider, 06 July 2015. Metropolis, 2006. Print Refugees into Entrepreneurs. UNHCR. N.p., n.d. Grow Their Own Food. Inhabitat Green Design Feb. 2016. 9. @ipsnews. VENEZUELA: Wretchedly Poor on the Banks of Lake Maracaibo. VENEZUELA: Wretchedly Poor on the Banks of Lake Maracaibo Landscape Resources Lee County Extension. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017. Web. 26 Feb. 2017. 98 99


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