Design Inspiration - Dulce’Celeste Martinez

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Dulce'Celeste Martinez
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Module 1 - Design Inspirations & Big Feature Ideas
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Jan 13, 2022 6:52 PM
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Jan 24, 2022 1:57 AM

California Academy of Sciences - Living Roof


I really like the idea of a green/living roof, but especially more after reading some of the sustainability measures that the California Academy of Sciences has implemented. The living roof acts as a natural insulation and prevents stormwater runoff. At the same time it created a space for various plants, birds, and butterflies. Another inspiring feature was the operable skylights

Although I really like this living roof, I would maybe try to make the surface of the roof more “natural” and maybe more curvy. I would also like to make the roof more like a walkable garden, so maybe there would be pathways across the roof rather than one platform. Also, I’m not sure how I would include solar panels in my design yet, but I would definitely try to integrate them into the roof landscape a little more.

Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court


Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science


I´d like to bring some of the outdoors inside in my exhibition design.

Biesbosch Museum, National Park De Biesbosch, the Netherlands


Earlier when I said I´d like to create a walkable garden of sorts on the roof, I guess it would be something similar to this museum. I also really appreciate how the various pyramids/mounds look.

Overall, I’m really excited for this project, but extremely nervous as well. I’ve never taken any design classes so I don’t really feel confident, but nonetheless I think this will be really fun! Last quarter I didn’t really explore too much creatively and was just trying to get a better handle of Revit, but hopefully I can explore much more this quarter.