Andrew Loh - Portfolio
A collection of my design work and drawings from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, and professional settings.
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 Cubaâ€™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 188.8.131.52. - 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 1000â€™ 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 Singaporeâ€™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