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alex h. kang 18820 wilton pl. torrance, ca 90504 310.850.4099 alexh.kang@gmail.com


M.Arch Professional BFA

timeline

EDPA Competition Honorable Mention

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BFA Degree

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Moved to Minnesota

11 15 IDP Completed


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M.Arch Candidate Pesek Scholarship Inez Roach Thexton Fellowship

Pesek Scholarship Virtual Reality Design Lab Featured Project

38 Weisman Museum Student Exhibition M.Arch Degree Move to California


edpa

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The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), is reaching out to the next generation of exhibit designers with the International Student Exhibit Design Competition. Offered to second and third year college students, the competition challenges students to create a trade show exhibit for a fictional client that meets the necessary requirements to be showcased at an event.

The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) is an international organization for member companies that design, build, install, service, and transport portable, modular, and custom exhibits for the trade show industry. The EDPA Foundation Inc., governed by its own Board of Directors and administered by EDPA staff, manages the EDPA Student Exhibit Design Competition. For more information, visit their Web site at www. edpa.com.

2005 EDPA International Exhibit Design Competition Explore Mars Space Learning Program Finalist, Honorable Mention


urban playground

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With convoluting movements of massive concrete structure it connects two existing buildings in Venice Beach, CA. The building reflects very hip and modern culture of locals of Venice Beach and brings energy and excitement to visitors. Hundreds of 2' x 2' windows are used to create a pattern rather than "windows." Glass walls for the stores located on the first floor are pushed back to regenerate the existing colonnade side walk, with some modern flavors to it. Outdoor dinning and seating areas provide comfortable leisure time letting natural light penetrating from atrium above. Urban Playground Venice Beach, CA


North Faรงade

New Colonnade

Atrium


Front Desk

Jogging Track

Outdoor Area


kowa

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Kowa Optimed, Inc. is one of the leading manufacturer and developer of sporting optics, medical equipment, opto electronics, audio, video, and lighting. They had old office/warehouse facility located in Gardena, CA. The renovated faรงade of Kowa building reflects their crisp and clear optical technology through use of glass and bright white color finishes. A new 7,500 sq.ft. office space allowed abundant natural light thus creating more inviting environment for both staffs and visitors.

Kowa Optimed, Inc. Gardena, CA


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radius track

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Computers have been benefiting field of architecture significantly. It helps people with drafting, modeling, rendering, lighting, and more. It is a must for today's architects to know advanced CAD and BIM software to deliever more complex and intricate design work. With help of these high performance computers and software it is possible to utilize the technique in actual fabrication of building materials of complex piece of architecture. During the employment at Radius Track Corp I was able to gain hands on experience with this unique process of custom curved metal framing for many high-end architecture projects including Moshe Safdie's Kauffman Center, Frank Gehry's New World Symphony, Philip Johnson's Peace Chapel, and many more.

Radius Track Corp Minneapolis, MN


2D Drawing

Fabrication

Field Installation

3D Model

Curve Analysis

Custom Framing

Wire Development


Custom Frame Design for New World Center Miami Beach, FL Gehry Partners, LLP

Exterior Wall

Cavity Wall

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION L-L Interior Wall


NOTE: SEE DETAIL 3007 FOR BELOW SLAB WATERPROOFING DIAGRAM (WP-3)


SAIL 1

"SAILS" at Performance Hall

SAIL 2

SEE SHEET A7-4.2 FOR CEILING INFORMATION

SAIL MAIN

SAIL 5

SAIL 4


SAIL 1 SAIL 2

SAIL MAIN

SAIL 4 SAIL 5


MCAD model

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One of the early studio projects for the first year M.Arch program was to communicate the program/space/site analysis for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design through physical modeling with only a single material that was assigned to each collaborative team of four students. Predetermined materials included acrylic, wood, and plaster. Our team was assigned with acrylic which had very complex material characteristics with its reflectiveness, transparency, edge conditions, surface conditions, adhesive difficulties, and delicacy. Combination of these characteristics allowed for us to use acrylic to our advantage in representing different program/space/site conditions. Laser cutter was heavily utilized along with sand papers, methylene chlorides, masking tapes, and spray paints. Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN


MIA Original Morrison Building Children’s Theater

Morrison Building Additions

Tange Building

Dormatory

Private Resident Parking Structure

Residential

Main Entry/Parking Lot Residential


zero+ laboratory

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EXISTING STUDIO SPACE 10320 SF

RECEPTION 186 SF STORAGE 178 SF DIRECTOR 176 SF

This rigorous 7-week daylighting+thermal design studio provided knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative analysis of building design. The project was to build a zero energy third floor addition on top of existing architecture building. The issue of sustainable design was closely studied through seminars, precedents, material studies, physical modeling, 3D modeling, and use of building performance simulation tools like Ecotect and IES/VE. The final design had total Energy Use Intensity (EUI) with onsite renewable energy at 2kBtu/sf which was equivalent to zero carbon emission building.

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RECEPTION LOBBY 1060 SF CONFERENCE 508 SF

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 176 SF CSBR OFFICE 936 SF

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Thermal Mass

LAB - DAYLIGHT 1569 SF

Direct Gain

LAB - SITE AND WATER 1194 SF

OUTDOOR 916 SF

LAB - MATERIALS 1194 SF

LAB - ENERGY AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY 1183 SF

Direct Gain

Direct Gain

OUTDOOR 911 SF

OUTDOOR 2984 SF

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CLASSROOMS 2467 SF

STUDIO SPACE 2097 SF

Trombe Wall

Center for Sustainable Building Research Laboratory University of Minnesota-Rapson Hall Minneapolis, MN


RENEWABLE SYSTEM INTEGRATION

% of Electrical use prod. by PV panels Roof Mounted 200% Required Surface Area 18,000 SF

SF required for Solar Thermal Prod. Roof Mounted 1220 SF all Mounted 0 SF

Floor Area

DC Rating Ttl Energy Prod.

Solar Trermal/day Ttl Solar Thermal

Htg Load Reduction Clg Load Reduction

233 kW 278,246 kWh/yr

1000 Btuh/sf/day 244,000 Btuh/sf/day

Green Roof

FINAL TOTAL ENERGY USE INTENSITY (EUI) WITH ONSITE RENEWABLE ENERGY

12:00 6/22

12:00 12/22

27105035 Btu 860,188 Btu

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kBtu/SF

12:00 12/22

OPEN TO BEYOND

NORTH/SOUTH SECTION

OPEN TO BEYOND

EAST/WEST SECTION

4850 SF


Roof System/Trombe Wall

Hybrid PV System PV/T Hybrid Panels

PV/Solar Thermal Hybrid Clerestory

Gutter System Ceiling Angle to Angle Ambient Light

Skylight w/ Louvers

Light Diffusing Double Envelope Screen w/ Higher % Light Transmittance

Litracon Block Trombe Wall

Radiant Floor Hot Water Tank

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East Side Trellis Summer Sun

Green Wall/Circulation

Winter Sun

Green Roof

Green Roof

Unobstructed Upper Window for Veiws

Trellis Optimized for Sun Angles

New Floor Directly Connected with Existing

Green Screen

Opens to Green Space

Open to Existing Courtyard Below

Outdoor Space

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PV Panels

Thermal Mass Radiant Floor

Light Shelf/Floor

Sliding Panels

Operable Clerestory for Venting

PV Panel Summer Sun

Shading Overhang

Solar Thermal Winter Sun

Reflective Light Shelf Opens to Green Space

Thermal Mass

Radiant Floor

Deep Set Window

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Black Bands Relating to Rapson Sliding Screen Panel for Outdoor Areas

Blackout Sliding Shutter

Light Diffusing Double Envelope Screens Radiant Floor


Daylighting Analysis

Thermal Analysis


prospect park

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Autodesk Revit is becoming industrial standard BIM software for architecture discipline. Comp. studio course allowed utilizing this powerful software to design, model, render, and draw details. This high-rise mixed-use tower has unique solar panel faรงade allowing the tenants to control the amount of light entering into the unit vs. amount of energy generated by the solar panels.

Prospect Park Green Tower Minneapolis, MN


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Fitness Club 5920 SF HT: 20'-0"

Fitness Club Above 4398 SF

Exhaust Louvers

33' - 3"

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10 Elec. Service

Loading Dock/ Delivery Access

HT: 12'-0"

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Toilet (M) Toilet (W) Toilet (W) Line of Tower Above

Dining 2110 SF Dining 3996 SF

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Transom Window Above

Common Corridor Transom Window Above

5 Kitchen & Dining 357 SF

D2-Detail: Roof Edge

Kitchen & Dining 233 SF

Bathroom Bathroom

Living Room 187 SF

4 Living Room/ Optional Bedroom 141 SF

Closet

Closet

Line of Reinforced Structure Above Living Room 211 SF

Master Bedroom 181 SF Balcony

Master Bedroom 173 SF

Balcony

Solar Panel Facade Automated for Maximum Efficiency User Controllable for Maximum Privacy

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Level 6 60' - 0"

Master Bedroom 10' - 0"

Photovoltaic Solar Shade System

11' - 0"

Fire Rated Transom Window Operable for Ventilation Kitchen & Dining Common Corridor

Hinged Window for Ventilation

Level 5 48' - 0"

SECTION CC’

D3-Detail: Balcony Thermal Break


kasson rural clinic

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Community healthcare clinics for rural areas are becoming important factor in protecting the health and wellness of people living in these remote areas. The healthcare in the woods brings people back to the nature that can be healing, nurturing, calming, and responsive. This project not only introduced the possibilities of new way of providing healthcare to rural populations but also demonstrated a new way of designing process by using Virtual Reality as main driver for making design decisions. This project was featured on University of Minnesota’s Virtual Reality Design Lab website and Thomas Fisher, the Dean of College of Design, used it as part of his presentation, “Designing Ahead of the Problems,” during 2012 Transform Symposium by Mayo Center for Innovation. Healthcare in the Woods Kasson, MN

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Traditional Healthcare Model to Exploded Healthcare Model -Reducing appearance and stigma of the conventional clinic -Normalizing healthcare into the daily lives on the residents -Making it more than just a 'one-stop shop' by introducing additional program on the site related to health+wellness

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Kasson, MN


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Canopy Level_Tree Top View_Upward

Understory Level_Distant View_Outward Consultation/Exam Level_Privacy Forest Floor_Close View_Downward

Meandering Through the Woods

To Care Pod #1

Stratification of the Patient Views

Resident Spaces

Break Room

Waiting Area

To Radiology + Lab

Nurse Station

Exam #3

Exam #4

Exam #5 Work Stations

Exam #1

A1: Material Application

Exam #2

A2: Nature Markers


Exam Room Sequence

Patient Care Sequence

Entry Sequence


self-portrait

Hand colored black & white photograph f5.6, 1/500 second, ISO 800

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ak portfolio  

Selected academic and professional work samples

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