SELECTED WORKS 2018 ANDREW HONG
GENOVA ARTS DISTRICT
AROUND THE BLOCK
AUSTIN BRANCH LIBRARY
MIRO RIVERA ARCHITECTS
Spring 2017 Instructor: Charlton Lewis 9 Weeks
GENOVA ARTS DISTRICT The city of Genova is a bustling port city that is known for its industrial ship building and trading by the sea. The city has been moving outwards, expanding towards the mainland and towards the mountains. Due to the emerging technology, ship building and trade has not been as prominent within the region. The site is a relatively new development compared to the central port area. It is nestled in between the convention center and shipyard. The goal of the project is to activate this area throughout the year since its traffic is determined by the activity of the convention center. The proposal is an arts district placed on the canal that wraps around the trade fair. The district is primarily focused on displaying art back to the city through the facades of the various buildings. The facades would be considered the “performance” while the topography sloping up from the arts district acts as “seating for the stage.” The arts district is comprised of several programs that connects the existing fabric of the city to the water. The first component is the urban park that is visually brought down across the highway from an existing park. The second component is the plaza that is comprised of a controlled urban green scape, a strip of retail and eateries, and the maritime museum. The last component is the contemporary art museum which faces the back towards the city. By having interactive facades for viewing films and glass extrusions filled with art installations, the building acts as a canvas for the city. The new arts district encourages people to come from the traditional tourist destinations in the old port and fills the void between the city and water.
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CIRCULATION There are two axial entrances into the site. One faces the city and the other faces the main highway from the old port. Since there is 4m elevation change within the site, there are several different ways to experience the movement. Small boats can go underneath the bridges enabling viewing of the facade by the water.
DAYLIGHTING The site is oriented for a lot of pleasant northern daylit spaces. The south and east facades are controlled by the shading of the exisiting structures. The main gallery has a skylight and monitor enabling for a rich, daylit space in an iconic part of the site. The glass extrusions in the galleries enable for controlled daylit spaces.
PUBLIC SPACES Just like the city of Genoa, the site is comprised of varying levels of controlled green space. The darker color represents a more free ďŹ‚ owing green space while the lighter color is a more controlled space in terms of views and circulation. The hatch shows hardscape that would inevitably be used as public space due its active nature.
FACADES The facades of the art museum are essential to this project. The darker facade is the main canvas for the city as the adjacent facade allows for displays of art through the extrusions. The lightest facade is the main sight for visitors coming from the old port city.
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VIEWING paneled facade is used as louvered system during the day to bring in more light to the lobby and closes at night to project ﬁlms on; city of genoa slopes down to the site that acts as a stage
PROGRAM the temporary exhibit is outside since it is ﬂexible and ramps up to the permanant galleries, using the elevation change to start the journey through museum
GREENSPACE extension of the park from the city to the site and across the canal CONNECTION multi-leveled bridge connects to both levels of the site allowing for accessible and easy ﬂow of circulation
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composition of structure
transverse site section
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projection onto the facade
entrance of reception hall and garden
Fall 2017 With Nathan Chen, Samantha Shiminski, Camille Montbel, Ida Rey Instructors: Gaelle Brenton, Jean Francois Renaud, Igor Siddiqui 8 Weeks
AROUND THE BLOCK The site of this urban housing project is situated on the edge of the physical limits of Paris, next to Pantin. This is one of the last undeveloped parcels of land in Paris. The challenge with the site is the Peripherique (highway) that divides the site in two. There are couple of preexisting programs on the site such as the Halle Aux Cuirs which houses storage for Parc De La Villette, artist residents, and a circus. The site is also bordered by the tram directly north of the site winding around the site east, a secondary street feeding into the highway from the west, and the canal to the south. Around the site exists the variety of programs that were sorted in work, live, culture, and leisure which were the main aspects to incorporate back into the site. In the current situation of the site, the mass is centered within the site which disconnects from the site edges and surrounding context. To address this condition, we decided to inverse the existing condition to design along the edges and reconnect to the site’s surroundings both in the immediate and urban context. The center would now be the “void” that is develop into landscape and acts as a connecting element throughout the site. The “belt” is a 6m tall structure that wraps around the belt acting as a filter for the circulation through the site. The belt contained programs of the existing storage program and back of house programs such as parking, administrative offices, etc. On top of the belt, we explored three differing typologies of live and work. The first typology was “mixed” where the housing and work programs could be integrated onto the same floor. The second typology was “split” as the housing was set into the interior of the site while the work faced the street side looking down onto the tram. The third typology was “live” as we envisioned more permanent residence with larger families to occupy the least “urban” parcel of the site.
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boulevard macdonald 6
cars on the road not as fre the highway
people and bikers circulat through the site canal 59db
boats passing every so oft
culture, work (site)
leisure, culture (parc de la villette)
work, live (city of pantin)
[work+live] + [culture+leisure] (intervention)
services production for public
inverse mass + void
industry supporting existing program
work + live
void connection to site program + context
unit work+live integration
social student artist
integration by mixed work+live volumes
integration by multiple work/live buildings on the site
families co-living intergenerational
connection of facade + public program to context
leisure 16 | Around the Block
culture + leisure
existing program of storage for la villette museum
social housing adaptable housing for families, students, young adults, the elderly, businesses
new oﬃces on site mainly on streetside, lower levels
public, private, storage access artist residences
kitchen, meeting rooms, oﬃces, tents, outdoor space, workshops (painting, sewing, wood), dancing room, workspaces
entertainment venue or show space that takes on the program of the existing circus
RER: E | Pantin
b | Ella Fit
culture + leisure
ground level plan
belt level plan
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view from balcony of split typology
view coming in to site
split core studio
(T4) horizontal densiﬁcation
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(T4) multi-directional densiﬁcation
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Fall 2015 Instructor: Charles Di Piazza 6 Weeks
AUSTIN BRANCH LIBRARY The Austin Branch Library is located in the busy street of South Congress. The secondary program is a sculpture garden and gallery that acts as a civic and public green space that contrasts the commercialism of South Congress. The form was generated by the decision to break and recede from the street front as well as referencing the tree line that was protected on the back of the site. This created an open courtyard and sculpture garden, which then the library wrapped around. Since the building wraps around a courtyard, there is plenty of daylight within the gallery spaces and readings stacks. There are also several patios and outdoor spaces integrated within the library. The building can be broken down into three components: lobby, garden, and stacks. The sculptures and art would lead the way into the stacks to possibly enlighten or intrigue the passing inhabitants. Circulation can be experienced both indoor and outdoor through the site and the library as each of these programs are a threshold into one other and integrate reading through all parts of the site.
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Fall 2016 With Franco Palomo, Greyson Rubin Instructors: Matthew Tanteri, Keith Simon 5 Weeks
LJUSSTAV The courtyard between the school of architecture and the west mall building is no more than an overlooked passageway. There are some intermittently placed lights that dimly lit the area. Students hardly ever stop within the space after dark. The objective of the lighting project is to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at night walking through the courtyard. Ljusstav is a lighting luminaire, which acts as a movable bollard placed within the site to provide lighting for students who seek to use this space during the night time. The design is fully parametric and customizable as this specific prototype was the right height to lean up against or set down books, drinks, etc. The silhouette of the luminaire tapers up from the ground creating an organic and intriguing form. The plates were generated in Rhinoceros, rotating along several points. Then the we cut out acrylic plates to fit around a plastic LED light tube that was reinforced with wooden supports that fed into the slits of the acrylic plates. The wood was a thick dark walnut base that followed the form of the luminaire. At night the base is not very visible and the rest of the plates seem to hover in the space.
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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION 36” X 12” x 6” 1/8” thick plates 3/8” gap 1.5” diameter clear acrylic tube weight: 10.6 lbs materials: white acrylic sheets, walnut base on/off push switch
1/8” PLATES 3/8” GAP 1/8” PLATES 3/8” GAP
LAMP INFORMATION type: LED voltage: 3W to recharge 3AAA batteries color: white base: black tactical flashlight housing efficacy: 128 lumens/watt
light distribution curve
photography of built luminaire
Fall 2016 Instructor: Michael McCall 9 Weeks
EATALY Eataly is a chain of Italian markets that are located all over the world. Most of these markets encompass a food court as well as local amenities. The site of this specific Eataly is located west of the University of Texas campus on Nueces and 24th St. Since there are so many students living and commuting within this area, this market is surrounded by constant activity. This intervention is an opportunity to create a moment of interest within the student population as well as the neighboring residents of west campus. The goal of this project was to reactivate the street level, allowing students and local residents the accessibility of a well-integrated market and a social hub close to campus. Since this program was located within a mixed used zone, visibility of public spaces are important. The market space and food courts are visible through the street while the rooftop patio can be seen from neighboring buildings. To maximize accessibility of the building for pedestrians and commuters, Eataly connects to the parking garage behind it. The main entrance is also faces towards 24th Street, which is the busiest street. The service entrance is through the less crowded Nueces Street.
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PUBLIC SPACES Since this program is located within a mixed used zone, visibility of public spaces are important, The market space and food courts are visible through the street while the rooftop patios can be seen from neighboring buildings.
ACCESSIBILITY To maximize accessibility of the building for pedestrians and commuters, Eataly connects to the parking garage behind it. The main entrance is also angled towards 24th street which is the busiest street.
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SPLIT Creating separate spaces for market space on the ground and ofﬁce and mixed use spaces above
DIFFERENTIATE Start to mold the different spaces of the ofﬁces and pushing back the market ﬂoor space.
BLEND Push down some ofﬁce spaces down to the market ﬂoors and push the market spaces back as well
ANGLE Creating an angle to invite the public into the market space
TERRACING Start to mold the different spaces of the ofﬁces and pushing back the market ﬂoor space.
CORE Making a secondary entrance for the ofﬁce workers and rooftop bar
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1F 1. Gran BR Cafe Lavezza 2. La Vedure 3. La Carne 4. Baffo 5. La Bierreria 6. Office Lobby 7. La Pizza 8. La PIzza La Pasta 9. Vino Liberto 10. Wine Shop 11. Whole Earth Provisions 12. Panini Nutella Rostercia 13. Cafe Vergano 14. Mechanical 15. Women’s 16. Men’s
2F 1. Mechanical 2. Women’s 3. Men’s 4. Services 5. Cold Storage Freezer 6. Storage 7. Office Lobby 8. Meat Market 9. Coffee 10. Cashiers 11. Manzo Restaurant 12. Dolci Nutella Gelato Bar 13. Whole Earth Provisions 14. Dry Goods 15. Italian Food 16. Fresh Produce 17. Loading Zone
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San Antonio St.
W 25th St.
W 24th St.
4F Rooftop Bar
3F Office Spaces
2F Food Court
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rooftop patio looking over tower
lobby of the market 39
Fall 2017 Instructor: John Blood 4 Weeks
EUROPE SKETCHES In the first month of the study abroad program, the objective of the course was to see and experience different forms of European cities and their architecture. The cities that were visited on this trip were Copenhagen, Berlin, Stuggart, Cologne, Bregenz, Lugano, Lucerne, Basel, Brussels, Milan, and Paris. The idea of this class was to explore different typologies within different cities. Drawing and painting has always been one of my passions that has benefited me through architecture school. It is important to me to always being clear about communicating ideas through drawing. Being exposed to other cities widens the lens of my design. These upcoming sketches are some of my fondest places that I had visited during my time abroad.
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Summer 2017 Principals: Juan Miro, Miguel Rivera 13 Weeks
MIRO RIVERA ARCHITECTS At Miro Rivera Architects, I worked primarily on two high-end residential homes in West Austin. The first home was called the Rocky River Residence and it was in its construction phase. I mostly worked on detail of the custom cabinetry and custom furnishings in the house. The second project was still in the design phase which was a gym addition to a previous project by the firm. I had the opportunity to design the layout of the substantially sized gym as well as finalize the structural systems that was exposed within. I also helped out with any other projects going on in the office. Some of the renderings are from a smaller residence that used an aluminum piping facade that looked out to the city. Working in a professional environment refined my technical skills while also engaging in realized architecture. The variation of clients and projects encouraged different design approaches and methods that I am able to apply to my future works.
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ANDREW HONG email@example.com 1.214.727.7553 www.andrewshong.com
ED U C A T I O N
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Bachelor of Architecture - GPA 3.74 Fall 2014 - Spring 2019
DIGITAL AutoCAD ArcGIS Grasshopper Illustrator InDesign 123DMake Photoshop Revit Rhino Sketchup V-Ray
ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE DE PARIS-BELLEVILLE Europe Study Abroad Studio Fall 2017
EX P E R I E N C E MIRO RIVERA ARCHITECTS - INTERN Summer 2017 - 4 months Worked on several phases of different residential and renovation projects. Created plans, sections, elevations, and renderings for client meetings. COX DESIGN ASSOCIATES - INTERN Summer 2016 - 3 months Generated construction documents and renderings for the firm. Designed the layout of the program in several projects.
ANALOG Acrylic Painting CNC Drafting Hand Drawings Lasercutting Model Making Oil Painting Watercolors Woodworking
ACTIVITIES Vice President of DEPC Youth Group (2013-2015) Studio Representative (2014-2015) Habitat For Humanity (2015-2016) Member of Undergraduate Architecture Student Council (2014-pres.)
PHOTOSHOP TEACHING ASSISTANT Spring 2014 - 5 months Helped run a beginners class on photoshop and assisted students on their projects.
Mentorship Committee of UASC (2014-pres.)
RE F E R E N C E S
JUAN MIRO Associate Dean of UTSOA Principal of Miro Rivera Architects 512.471.0182 | firstname.lastname@example.org
UTSOA/UASC Student of the Month (2014)
CHARLES DI PIAZZA Lecturer UTSOA Charles Di Piazza Architecture 512.705.5893 | email@example.com BOB COX Principal of Cox Design Associates 512.327.4149 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of National Organization for Minority Architecture Students (2014-pres.)
Design Excellence Nomination (2015) Featured in University of Texas School of Architecture ISSUE 012 (2016) University Honors (2015-pres.) Mebane Travel Scholarship (2017) Environment for Aging Design Showcase Selection (2017)