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PORTFOLIO 2012 - 2016

PORTFOLIO 2012 - 2016

ALFRED PUN THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES FIRST CLASS HONOURS DEAN’S HONOURS


“Life and Death” Photography

“Tabula Rasa” Photography


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IN EQUILIBRIUM

05 14 I 18 THE OVERGROUND

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09 19 I 22 URBAN PARASITES

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COLOURSCAPE

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RUIN AS THE FUNDAMENTAL

08 I 13 THE SOLITAIRE

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THE SNOWBERG

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OF STRATIFICATION

01 I 07 BETWEEN DELAMINATES

PORTFOLIO C O N T E N T S

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01 BE T W E EN D ELAM INATE S HKU | STUDIO OLIVIER SEMESTER 2 BA (AS) IV

Wall / Highway / Tower In this design project, we are asked to design a 50 000 sqm co-living and working housing complex in the heart of Singapore and is surrounded by one of the busiest highway networks in Singapore. The challenge of the project is to design a high-density housing project in this already very dense place. Also with the direct confrontation with the highway and hot weather in Singapore, the project has to be uniquely fit into the site and performs even under extreme condition. My design approach is a challenge to conventional wall-slab building and towers. Through transforming wall slab block, the wall unfolds to become separate towers and they function similar as a rib cage to shelter the public ground (The Void Deck). The result appears to be an inverted podium tower which is light-footed on the ground and joint on top.

Conceptual Collage on Corbusier’s Plan Obus and Radient City


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Final Sectional Model 1:200


The Weaving Highways One of the major challenges is the complex site context. The site is situated in the key node of Singapore linking Marina Bay Sands and the other side of the Central Business District. The unique geometry of the weaving highways create a dynamic in-between residue space. Because of this reason, typical living typologies may not be the best option for housing complex in this area. As a result, the studio aims to investigate the potential of an alternative housing typology which is suitable for housing complex in this particular area of downtown Singapore.


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Sky Garden / Terrace / Void Deck Singapore public housing is famous because of three key characteristics: the sky garden, terrace and the void deck (open and lifted off public ground). Separately they perform as semi-open public spaces which is quite successful but in my point of view, they are too detached from each other and I then start to question how can I go a step further beyond that? My project is then developed further on that question. I wish to blend work and living through blurring the boundary between sky garden, terrace and Void Deck through delaminating the wall both on plan and on section. As a result, the massing appeared to be like an inverted podium tower which is light-footed on the ground and joint on top which shelters the Void Deck.

Final Model 1:500

Concept Sketch

Massing Studies


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Key Perspective

Site Plan


Final Sectional Model 1:100


Folding Developement Diagramatic Study

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The Folding Diagram

Front and Rear Elevations

Structural Process Model 1:100

From Splitting to Folding Echoing with the transition in typologies from wall slab buidling to tower block, I imagine the structure also follows the trend of transformation. The structure starts from a main shear wall defining the wall part of the building. It is then pealed and delaminated to support the tower parts. Throughout the design process, the structure evolves to be a more integrated scheme with the overall concept. The main shear wall is being folded and transformed into separate columns for each individual tower. The folding and setback of shear wall allows a more open facade and can also serve as service core for the tower. At the same time, it creates a transition of living units from wallslab living to tower living.


05 The Inverted Podium Tower Through out the project, the idea of “inverted podium tower� was gradually incubating. In this scheme, the working programme plays a vital role in linking wall and tower living. The working spaces have two entrances linking both the wall part and the tower part of the building which allows access from both sides. In this sense, theoretically, people can go to work directly by going up rather than going down to the ground, which makes the project itself a mini-society.

13/F Floor Plan When Wall joins with Towers 1:100


Key Section From Wall to Tower 1:100


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Wall Living Horrizontal Strip Window 1:40

Courtyard Working Wall Window 1:40

Tower Living Curtain Wall 1:40

From Horizontal Window to Curtain Wall There are basically three kinds of facade treatment with different degree of enclosure. In the part directly confronting the highway, more enclosed window wall is designed to screen out more noise and provide more protection. In the middle part , more open enclosure is designed to invite light in from the light well directed to the office units and reflected from the shear wall. Lastly, in the tower part, curtain wall panels are designed to let the units enjoy maximum sea view and also defining duplex units.


Axonometric Detail Section From Wall to Tower 1:200


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Roof Plan 1:500

Ground Floor Plan 1:200


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Key Perspective Photo Montage

02 T HE SOL ITAIRE ETH ZURICH | STUDIO EBERLE EXCHANGE SEMESTER AT ETH ZURICH BA (AS) IV

Respect. Respond. Rethink. This area of Zürich was developed during the Gründerzeit period. At that time in Central Europe the age of industrialization was taking place. The design aims to carry along the robust identity of industrialization and at the same time seeking for a contemporary architectural expression. In short, the block has its own statement within the area with respect to surrounding. It stands alone with respond to the surrounding context. Being not too high and not too bulky, the Solitaire appears to be a square base building which is inserted in the plaza with subtle respond with the rest of the urban context. The block itself is with a footprint of twenty six meters and of a height of thirty meters embodying seven floors. Standing straight and honest, the Solitaire exerts its influence to the surrounding context, infiltrating the urban atmosphere of the city of Zürich, Switzerland.


Urban Figure Ground Plan, Zurich, Switzerland 1:5000

The Urban Insertion The vision of the project is to create a node in the urban parcel and activate the interaction of people between the school and the park in front. Aiming to pick up the urban rhythm and flow of people, in stead of having a long and flat foot print, the Solitaire creates setback from the main streets and frames a public plaza. The urban strategy of the project is simple and direct. By removing the gym and adding a Solitaire, more spaces are freed up as breathing spaces and the building itself has a strong statement within the parcel. Greens are grown surrounding the Solitaire as the extension of the park in front. The building is supported by strong load bearing structural walls and a central service and structural core connecting by four big beams which divide the building evenly. The proposed material of the building is fine-finished concrete which highlights the robustness of the design.

Wood Block Site model 1:500


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Urban Axonometric Drawing Conceptual Identity


Facade as an Urban Dialogue The facade of the building aims to create a dialogue between the building itself and the surrounding cityscape in ZĂźrich. Exerting a statement in a respectful manner. In order to express the strong identity of the design but at the same time responding to the surrounding context, subtle reliefs of different thicknesses are created on the facade with respond the facade division of the surrounding building and expressing the verticality and structural logic. The proportion of the openings are carefully designed with reference with surrounding context and some related precedents, such as the Cementary by Aldo Rossi and the Palazzo della CiviltĂ Italiana in Rome. The facade of the building also echoes with the internal spatial logic featuring concrete relief of different thicknesses to indicate the internal arrangement of the building.

Overall Facade Drawing The Solitaire


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Facade close up Photo Montage

Urban Facade Drawing 1:200


Floor Plans 1:100

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11 From Part to Whole The idea of the building is to rethink about the division and arrangement of spaces. The arrangement of rooms in the building follows the idea of going from a densely arranged space to a single big large space. So throughout the building, the small private rooms gradually merge into bigger rooms and eventually a open public ground on the top floor. The vision of this arrangement is to challenge the conventional public space arrangement. Can a public space be relocated in a higher ground with better visual connection with the park and the city of ZĂźrich rather than staying merely on the ground?

Plan Arrangement Concept Diagram

“From Part to Whole� Concept Diagram


Final Sectional Model 1:75


12 The Inside-out I believe a facade should not act as barrier blocking the surrounding site and the architecture itself. Instead, it should establish a dialogue between the urban environment and the tectonic language of the architecture. In this scheme, subtle treatments are made on the facade to correlate the interior logic of the merging rooms and the exterior urban rhythm. In the model shot, certain correlation can be found between the facade and interior.

Facade | Section 1: 200 Final Sectionl Model 1:75


Massive Simplicity The ground floor and first floor are where the small rooms are situated with a central foyer and the main staircase at the entrance space. The zone is the most dense part of the building with the most number of rooms. From the second floor to the sixth floor, that is where the spaces starting to merge and create bigger spaces. The joining of spaces become more vivid and dynamic when it goes up along the building. On the layer right below the top floor, spaces even get more porous and form interlocking spaces which join a single height room, a double height room and a triple height room together. This zone is the transition part between the top and bottom layer. The last part is the top floor of the building of which is just one continuous floor with a central core. This is the final layer that is a result of joining all small rooms together. All in all, the design itself is a massive block with simple but clear logic that exerts a strong statement in the urban context.

The Facade Model Shot I


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Joint Space Model Shot II

Individual Room Model Shot III


14 Final Model, East Facing 1:100

Photo Essay Site Documentation

Final Model, West Facing 1:100

“The Corridor� Photo Montage

Final Site Model 1:200

The Flow / The Corridor / The Tube We are asked to design a library with 2000 sqm in Cheung Chau, a small but dense island in Hong Kong with numerous tourists and local visitors. In this small but compact island, circulation becomes an interesting urban phenomenon. Different groups of people get used to different width kinds of roads: the main avenue, inner street and even back lane, creating a intriguing network of flow and circulation. My design grabs this idea and move on to bring this unique corridor experience into my project as an elongation of the streetscape to the library by creating a dynamic network of tubes intertwining each other.

03 T H E OV ERGROUND HKU | STUDIO JOSHUA SEMESTER 1 BA (AS) III


“The Ship Flow� Analytical Site Plan 1:2000

Piercing through Networks Urban documentation are carried out in the beginning to examine site potential. Three different analyses are done on ship routes, reading spaces and corridor spaces respectively. The results reveal that network is a fundamental quality in Cheung Chau. From the ferry in/out network to the maze like streetscape, and even to the inter-linked social network within the Cheung Chau residents. This finding then becomes my key driver of the project. I want to create a library that carry out the immense network in Cheung Chau, directing people from streetscape to the library and get lost in the maze-like network of books and wisdom.


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Urban Analysis Analytical Drawings

DAILY ROUTINE OF LOCAL CHEUNG CHAU RESIDENCES CHILDREN ( 4-15 )

HOUSEWIFE

ELDERLY ( > 60 )

RESTAURANT WORKERS

DAILY ROUTINE OF LOCAL CHEUNG CHAU RESIDENCES CHILDREN ( 4-15 )

HOUSEWIFE

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RESTAURANT WORKERS

back home (out of site) sleep back home (out of site)

rest at home

sleep

outdoor lessure activity

rest at home

school / housework / work

outdoor lessure activity

URBAN SECTION OF CHEUNG CHAU URBAN SECTION OF CHEUNG CHAU 1:100

school / housework / work eat

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7m MAIN STREET AVENUE

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MAIN STREET AVENUE

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NARROW STREET ALLEYWAY

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NARROW STREET ALLEYWAY

NORMAL STREET PASSAGEWAY

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NORMAL STREET PASSAGEWAY

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Sequential interior development Concept diagram

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Above: Concept models on tubes 1:200


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Tubes as Core Infrastructure The concept of the spatial arrangement is based on the idea of spatial duality. On one hand, the tubes are acting as a big core serving infrastructural purpose holding storage of books and other administrative programmes. On the other hand, the residue space between the tubes and the overall envelope is space of reading and leisure activities. The vision of this arrangement is to smoothly define reading and storage zone providing a unique spatial experience. Just imagine a person getting in the library and surrounded by book tubes and he grabs one and enjoy reading outside the tube with double height leisure reading space, this kind smooth spatial flow is what I am seeking for.

Above:Tube arrangment testing models 1:200

Sequential spatial development 1:100


G/F Plan 1:100


1/F Plan 1:100

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“Tube as Key Driver� Exploded Axonometric Drawing

2/F Plan

1/F Plan

G/F Plan

Tube as Partitions

Tube as Infrastructure

Tube as Envelope

Tube as Urban Extendsion

Tube as the Key Driver The idea of tube is penetrating through the project in different scale and also in different facets. It brings the urban circulation in the library and further spitted into branches and serve as the infrastructural core of the whole design. The facade opening also echoes with the tube arrangement creating sky lights directing to the reading spaces between tubes.


The Programmatic Wall The sectional profile of the library is studied with reference to book shelves, one of the key elements in a library. The idea is to incorporate shelfs in the tube itself and combine with the structure to be a performing programmatic wall containing shelves and furnitures in the surfaces. The angled programmatic book shelves also help defining the form of the tube making it more distinguishable and cohesive as a overall scheme.

Sectional Moment Study Sectional Model 1:50

“The Overground� Key Section

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04 U RB AN PARASIT ES HKU SH CENTRE | STUDIO KENAN SH STUDY SEMESTER 1 BA (AS) III


19 Parasitic Architecture Shanghai is one of the most rapidly growth cities in China since the open and reform policy. Yet, under the rapid growing pace, the traditional Shanghai old houses, Lilong, are being demolished one after another and the remaining old houses form areas of residue spaces in Shanghai. The studio aims to explore the residue spaces and urban potential in this urban context. Intriguingly, in this rich but messy context, Architecture gowns. And that draws my attention. The first parasitic architecture that I encounter is the house below. A new house that is built beside an original house and taking-over the original external staircase and transform it into an interior staircase. The new house works like a parasite on the original building, consuming its original architectural elements and transform it into a part in the new house giving it a new identity.

“The Grow� Analytical Diagram


“The Alleyway” Line Perspective

The Parasitic Alleyway Our site is located in ZhaBei district. It is one of the downtown districts in Shanghai which has a land area of 29.26 km². It is a site with complex programmatic arrangements and have different layers of urban texture. With the traditional lilong housing typology as the main fabric alongside with other programmes such as market, factory as well as slum areas which are living spaces for underprivileged with relatively poorer living conditions, the entire site is a mixed complex with rich architectural content.

“The Perspective” Site Photo

In order to figure out more on parasitic architecture, I have done an in-depth analysis on a slum alleyway. This alleyway unique as it a narrow alleyway with maximum width of one meter but it is rich in parasitic elements. Due to the limited spaces, toilets and kitchens are built outside and opposite to the core house which makes the alleyway even more narrow.


20 “The Unfold” Parallel Projection Drawing

“The Unfold” Elevation Drawing

Typology Studies Analytical Axonometric

Type 0 Basic Form

Type 3 Extending Platforms

Type 1 Balcony Extension

Type 4 Enclosing Platforms

Type 2 Upward Expansion

Type 5 Joining Units


Urban Acupuncture From the above research part, I see the potential that parasitic architecture can break the original boundaries by the growing and adapting the environment. My design is then taking this advantage as a starting point to explore about the possibility of using parasitic architecture in an urban scale to break the urban cracks between urban fabrics with the aid of the theory of “Urban Acupuncture�. Urban Acupuncture is a socio-environmental theory that combines contemporary urban design with traditional Chinese acupuncture, using small-scale interventions to transform the larger urban context. Just as the practice of acupuncture is aimed at relieving stress in the human body, the goal of Urban Acupuncture is to relieve stress in the built environment by pin-point treatment in critical location.


Parasitic Architecture

Urban Acupuncture

Urban Analysis Analytical Diagrams/ Drawings

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Final Model 1:50

Site Model 1:100

Spatial Moments Testing Models 1:50

Site Model with Extension 1:100

Mediating the Gap One of the three sites, the warehouse site, is selected to further develop as example. The aim of this project is to create a social hub between the lilong people and the workers working in the warehouse. The new “urban parasite” will grow on the white lilong house which is located beside the warehouse. It is also interesting to see how the new structure start engulfing the original building to alter its interior arrangement. The “urban parasite” acts as a buffer to ease the urban crack and provide a new breathing space for public.

Final Model with Original Building 1:50


“Urban Parasite” Exploded Axonometric Drawing

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Roof Structure

Interior Partition

Existing Structure

Slabs and Circulation

Frame Structure

The Urban Parasite


05 OF STRATI FICAT ION HKU | STUDIO CHAD SEMESTER 2 BA (AS) II

Of Layering The project starts with an action “of layering” selected from Richard Serra’s “Word List Compilation: Actions related to Oneself”. We are asked to design an adaptive facade for a primitive building block situating in an imaginary site in rural Kunming, China. A trip was made to Kunming as site observation and the rich layers of architectural elements inspire me to further develop my project and relate it to the organic process of stratification.


“Of Stratafication” Final Axonometric Hand Drawing FINAL DRAWING A0 Portrait

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Beyond Extrusion This project investigates the potential of a surface and how a surface can be the key moment that defines the architecture itself. The design of the surface references the stratification process and the extension of the facade is explored to meet with an abstract structural framework. A Series of testings and developments was taken place throughout the semester, directing the project into a more tectonic approach, focusing on how the facade can be integrated with programme and circulation. Above: Concept Sketches Below: “Layering as Stratafication�, Collage

Final Model, with wood joint and mdf 60cm x 60cm x 80cm 1:15


24 “Of Stratafication” Process models 1:50


LIGHT LIGHTSTUDY STUDY PHOTO PHOTO SERIES SERIES

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LIGHT LIGHT STUDY STUDY PHOTOPHOTO SERIES SERIES

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Light And Shadow Studies Photo Sequence


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Tectonic Studies Drawings / Models 1:50

Surface / Furnitures / Architecture Through the layering process, a designed programmatic wall was create in multiple scales. In the scale of a house, the surface defines the form of the architecture. In a smaller scale, it defines programme and circulation. In the smallest scale, it defines furnitures.


06 RU I N AS THE FU NDAMENTAL S HKU | DISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE VISUAL CULTURE 5 SEMESTER 2 BA (AS) IV

Ruin Value Ruin is the truth, is the fundamental, is the essence. My project would like to re-imagine the first high-rise office tower in Hong Kong,The Jardine House, to seek for the ruin value within. Designed by the famous Japanese architect James Kinshasha, the tower itself celebrates strong and basic form with structural honesty. Supported mainly by a strong core and structural facade, the tower has free plans and circular facade motif. Inspired by Artist/Architect Gordon Marta-Clark, I dissect the tower in different JARDINE HOUSE ways and in different angles in order to reveal the fundamental essence behind the design. Palmer & Turner 1973

Image During Construction Archive from Architectural Journal “Hong Kong Builder 1973�


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“Ruin as the Fundamentals” Final Drawing 841 X 2378


“Ruin as the Fundamentals” Final Drawing 841 X 2378


“Ruin as the Fundamentals� Axonometric Drawing 841 X 1189

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Dissecting the Fundamentals The drawing wants to blur the inside and outside relationship and project an image of the overall tower viewing from different perspectives. In the main drawing, the window motif are rethinked to have unique individual identity emphasizing the transformation and rejecting anomaly. The strong core and robust identity is also illustrated in the axonometric drawing.


07 TH E E Q U I L I B R I U M ETH ZURICH | DIGITAL FABRICATION SEMESTER 1 BA (AS) IV

Try a Little Density This is a fabrication project held by the digital fabrication lab at ETH Zurich. The project would like to seek for a new structural and tectonic potential in skeletal structure. The design explores the co-relation between density and rigidity. By programming commands in computer software, polyfabric prototypes are 3D printed using robot arms.

Prototype, Final Model Scaleless

Elevation A

Elevation B


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Testing Models Design Process

Final Model Conceptual Representation


08 T H E S N OWB ER G HKU | VISUAL CULTURE 2 THE SNOWBERG

SEMESTER 2 condition which echos and blends in with the surrounding landscape of snowberg. an emergency shelter for extreme BA (AS) III


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Breaking the Ice This exercise is asked to use grasshopper software to generate a pavilion and render it to show its application in the real world. The design is imagined to be an emergency shelter for extreme condition which echoes and blends in with the surrounding landscape of Snowberg. The porosity can be adjusted according to the weather to invite light in.

“The Snowberg� Conceptual Rendering A1, 584 X 841


09 COLOURS CAP E PROFESSIONAL WORK IN LAAB ARCHITECTS LEADING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Happiness is Simple This is an exhibition project in PMQ, Hong Kong, aiming to create a dynamic and playful public ground as a common playground for teenagers. The concept of the project is to rethink about the interaction between 2D and 3D, and how flat graphic can become a 3D space to spice up the public ground. By referencing Josef Albers’s work, I create a large intertwining graphic pattern on the ground and mirror objects are used to create different distortions and reflections to introduce a playful atmosphere. The project is successfully realised recently and creates a livly environment attracting many teenagers to enjoy the colourscape.

“Colorscape” Conceptual Projection Drawing


30 “Colorscape” Photos

Alfred_Pun March Application Portfolio  

Alfred_Pun March Application Portfolio Got accepted to Harvard GSD MARCH AP, Princeton AP, GSAPP.

Alfred_Pun March Application Portfolio  

Alfred_Pun March Application Portfolio Got accepted to Harvard GSD MARCH AP, Princeton AP, GSAPP.

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