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ANDREW LOH PORTFOLIO Master of Architecture | University of Pennsylvania 2012 Bachelor of Science in Architecture | University of Michigan 2007

VERTICAL GALLERIES

TOUCHDOWN

WATERHOUSE

HEEREN SHOPS

OBJECT TRANSFORMATION

DRAWINGS

VERTICAL GALLERIES Museum of Art & Culture Havana, Cuba

This project consists of a series of galleries, gardens, restaurants, and viewing terraces arranged vertically to frame views that overlook Havana Bay and the historic urban fabric of Cuba’s capital city. The site is a monumental ruin of an old thermoelectric factory and the surrounding industrial remnants that have been converted into a system of paths and sculpture gardens.

Site Plan

Section

Original Concept Sketch

Exterior Night Rendering

Retail Open  Stacks

Restaurant

Closed  Stacks

Classrooms

Storage

Collection

Special  Gallery  

Admin

Studios Rehearsal  Rooms

Labs

Artists  Workshops

Public  Gallery Shared  Workshop

Theater

Special   Exhibition

Reading  Room

Food  Stalls

Rain

Street  Lights

Benches

Streets

Music

People

Dance/ Performance

Cars

Market

Bicycles

Sun

Trees

Baseball

TOUCHDOWN

Reframing + Reclaiming Orphaned Sites Inhabiting Infrastructure Washington Heights, New York City

This proposal rethinks spaces rendered uninhabitable by infrastructure, development, and difficult natural topography. The site is adjacent to the infamous High Bridge Towers in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, highly criticized because of the noise and pollution problems linked with the high volume traffic of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway that runs underneath. The proposal creates a new urban landscape that provides housing, public program, and new park space as it connects High Bridge Park back to the urban grid of New York City.

Minimum Radii for Turning Roadways

833’ 643’

144’ 39’ 81’

231’

340’

485’

Design Speed (mph)* 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50

*Superelevation e max= 6 % *Superelevation e max= 6 %

1-way service road

Main Line

Main Line

1-way service road

1-way service road

“Off” Ramp

“On” Ramp

Typical Multi-lane Freeway Interchange

1-lane Interchange Type

2-lane Interchange Type

*New York State Department of Transportation - Highway Design Manual - Chapter 2.7.5.2. - Design Criteria for Turning Roadways

On-Site Curvature

R330.21

R330.21

R = 131’

R = 137’

R = 248’

R = 216’

R = 205’

R330.21

R = 140’

R330.21

R330.21

R330.21

R330.21

R = 132’

R = 111’

R = 224’ R330.21

R330.21

R330.21

R = 214’

R = 220’

R = 192’ R330.21

R = 146’

R = 123’

R = 182’

Mobility Street Grid - Car and Pedestrian Traffic The A Subway Line Route The A Subway Line Stop The 1 Subway Line Route (Broadway) The 1 Subway Line Stop (Broadway) Bus Route Bus Stop 1000’ radius (~ 5 min walk)

A

1 1

A

A

A A

1 A A

6

1

5 4 3 2 1*

* See Sections 1-6 on following pages

Infrastructure Layering

1 1

3 2 1

Fast Traffic (Cars & Subway Trains)

Section 1 - Through Trans-Manhattan Expressway

Medium Speed Traffic (Entrance & Exit Ramps)

Slow Speed Traffic (Street)

Parking

Pedestrian Traffic

Section 2 - Through Residential Tower

Section 3 - Through Street and Underground Subway

Infrastructure Layering

A A

A

6

5

A

Fast Traffic (Cars & Subway Trains)

4

Medium Speed Traffic (Entrance & Exit Ramps)

Section 4 - Through Elevated Parking Lot & Ventilation Space

Slow Speed Traffic (Street)

Parking

Pedestrian Traffic

Section 5 - Through Bus Terminal

Section 6 - Through George Washington Bridge Interchange

New Urban Courtyard Types Inhabiting the spaces claimed by infrastructure creates unique situations redefined as new forms of urban courtyards. These new spaces frame the highway infrastructure below as well as the canopy of the lush High Bridge Park, providing urban inhabitants new and magnificent views of the downtown Manhattan skyline from their balconies.

Section

WATERHOUSE

Boutique Hotel Shanghai, China Neri & Hu Design & Research Office [NHDRO]

2011 Inside Awards World Interior of the Year Winner This boutique hotel located in the South Bund district of Shanghai reuses the structure of a former Japanese Army HQ.

THE HEEREN SHOPS Orchard Road, Singapore Architects: DP Architects

This project consists of a new street facade for the Heeren Shops along Singapore’s most famous shopping area, Orchard Road. The design consists of an undulating glass curtain wall that wraps around three characteristic slanted public kiosks, in addition to an egg-shaped glass corner atrium. The majority of the design had been completed upon my arrival at DPA, so I served to facilitate the production of construction and working drawings in addition to other various aspects of the project.

OBJECT TRANSFORMATION

As an introduction to digital working methods at the University of Pennsylvania, this 1st semester project asked for the transformation and documentation of an ordinary object. This served as a basic exercise in 2-d drafting, 3-d modelling and rendering, parametric modelling using Grasshopper, and documentation of the entire process through animation.

DRAWINGS My introduction to the field of architecture began with a drafting class at the University of Michigan. I realized from this study that drawings can communicate much more than the appearance of an object. I continue to approach my architectural career with the firm belief in the importance of sketching and drawing in the design process.

Alarm Clock Exploded Axonometric

Guitar Capo

2-pt Perspective Rackham Graduate Hall University of Michigan

Still Life

Experiential Diagram

Organizational Diagram

Process Diagram

Housing Elevation Study


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