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ANG JIA CONG 2016


A re c ent g r adu ate of t he Master of Archite c ture pro g r am at Nat iona l Un ivers it y of Si ngap ore’s ( N U S ) S cho ol of D esig n and E nv i ron ment. Ji a C ong is c ur rent ly a pl an ner and advo c ate und er t he Unite d Nat ions Maj or Work i ng Group for Yout h and C hi l dren (S out h E ast As i a) , cont r ibut i ng to d is c uss i ons for Habit at III and t he Ne w Urb an Agend a. She has pre v ious work exp er i ence at S amsung C onst r uc t ion and Te chnolog y C or p orat i on , Kore a, t he Singap ore Inst itute of Archite c ts , Si ngap ore, and f i eld missions w it h t he C hr ist i an Nat i ona ls’ C ommiss i on to C amb o di a, Thai l and and West Ka li mant an . In t hat t ime, she has b e en involve d i n proj e c ts of var i e d t yp ol og ies inter nat iona l ly w it h an exp osure to s e vera l phas es of desig n and const r uc t i on . Her archite c tur a l p ass i ons t hre ad t he junc ture of humanit ar i anism and env i ron ment a lis m, w here she s e ek s to expl ore t he p oss ibi lit i es of cr is is s olv i ng i n dis aster-st r icken env i ron ments , and to prov i d e for ur b an pl anning s olut i ons mit i gat i ng con f us i on to improve l iv ing c ondit i ons for lo c a ls and t he d ispl ace d. She a ls o hol ds a B achelor of Ar ts i n Archite c ture w it h Honours w it h R ib a Par t 1 Accre d it at i on , w it h exp er ienc e in t r adit i ona l ar t me d iums , g raphi c d es i g n , and is an e ditor i a l c ont r ibutor to var i ous pl at for ms . She is a ls o a student memb er of t he Si ngap ore Inst itute of Archite c t s, and a repres ent at ive of T he Archite c ture S o ciet y, Singap ore. In her f re e t ime, she enj oy s photog raphy proj e c ts sp e ci a l izing in p or t r aiture.


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01 Architectural Thesis: Spirituality On The Move A New Secular Spirituality Caverns and the Challenge of the Modern August - April 2016 (36 Weeks) Advisor: Tomohisa Miyauchi

A Design Thesis interested in the robust investigation of architectural development and theories governing the new Secular Spirituality in a fast-paced contemporary economy on multiple avenues of discussion. Beginning as an inquisition on historical classifications, spanning religious practice, material, to contemporary times of efficiencycentered urban models and lifestyles, the debate encircles and clues in on the understanding of a new function of architecture in the physiological realm of spiritual growth, that of which serves as places of physical respite. The unraveling of the debate produced a series of design interventions within the central business district of Singapore of varying scales, inspired primarily by a surge to disconnect from that which is mundane and to reconnect with the elemental and organic. The thesis was a reminder to always question what we already know, just as Paul Goldberger encourages architects of this age to see - what is ethereal deviates from history, and what of the justified existence of dreams and endeavors of everyday man? Full research details and initial investigations can be accessed under the separate publication “Thesis: Spirituality on the Move� Opposite Page: 1:500 Site 2 Basement 1 Cavern Model

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What is Spirituality? My Research began in identifying and understanding Secular Spirituality models, spanning religious and nonreligious history, materiality, practices of mindfulness, and the illusion of isolation as a challenge in modern times. In terms of In our modern age, where engines roar the displacement of religious hierarchies, louder than the voices of humanity, a I pay homage to this reference by Paul new understanding of spirituality can Goldberger, perhaps be inculcated into our haste -filled lifestyles. Today, within the Central “We have conflicted the aesthetic and the Business District, the seamless “flow” and sacred, have we substituted the eye for the “flux” of working pedestrians generate a soul, or is there a new definition in secular prevalent discussion - is efficiency the century?” modus operandi to true progress; such as the Singapore Story of economic success? In my design, I chose to deviate from the monolithic to the meta-initimate, and Through my thesis, I wish to challenge the showcase the restoration of architecture as notion of questioning as a reminder. The symbols representing human aspiration, focus is beyond the sense of retrograde or and less because they showed the glory of mere rejuvenation, providing for what of God. Furthermore, the reintegration to the physical world steers towards a may be lacking in normality. greater practice of natural habits of rest. In my own interpretation, spiritual growth centers around the progress of the human Focusing on three sites within the historic spirit and well-being, the idea of living central business district of Singapore a life well-lived. Should we slow down within the large contrast of skyscrapers, I tapped on the disconnection that within our “digital sanctuary”? can be enhanced to provide spaces of Hence, the agenda for this thesis is spurred isolating qualities. The designs stem from to reinvigorate the workaholic within inspirations by pocket parks, meditative the business zone, breaking monotony, cells and caverns underground, to create providing intricately carved spaces isolating and meditative respites. for respite in addressing our modern With the sensitive articulation of the challenge of a fleeting spirituality. scheme, I hope that these novel hideaway interventions can seek to reinvigorate a fatigued spirit and provide a crevice for Left: Compiled Research the hustling white-collared cog within a Top: Massing Model large machine. Bottom: Clay Model Study Spirituality of an individual is commonly understood as a developed ideal harnessed in retreat without distraction. It can be without another’s influence, solely through one’s own.

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01 Battery Road Pocket Parks Located close to the center of the business district, Battery Road is bustling with traffic and people heading to offices within the area. The many concrete pavements lining the lobbies of these skyscrapers and on empty roof-scapes are often unused if not as transitioning zones during lunch hours or for the occasional smoke break.

Through a series of pocket parks, the design of small green touches provide for temporary visual isolation from buildings and the rushing crowd. The proximity to offices also provides the convenience of accessibility.

Furthermore, as most areas within the central zone are large and targeted to office Reinvigorating these spaces with pocket groups or families, these interventions are interventions can provide for small conducive to smaller groups of people or avenues of respite within the grandiose of individuals who are catching a break in the urban scale. the middle of the day in greater privacy.

Scattering Ground Floor Plan

Reinvigorating unused plots and roof-scape of skyscraper vicinities through the implementation of introverted pocket parks

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02 Raffles Place Resting Caverns Historically, Raffles Place was the first designated business center of Singapore. The previously built underground car park and roof top garden were demolished in the 1980s due to the construction of the current MRT Station. Underground spaces within the city are far from respiteful, often hosting activities and acting as link-ways to major buildings. Furthermore, the urban jigsaw of steel and glass lacked organic elements. I sought this potential to design a deep and enclosed space sheltered from the noise of the city. The aims were to slow down pedestrian traffic by tapping on the disconnect from the urban city and promoting greater isolation and privacy.

Originating from small parks above, I designed the large cavern underneath through a division into three main sections - Fountain, Tree Grove and Chamber. Each division practices a different scale of privacy, and hosts different natural elements based on ergonomics studies. In Fountain, the artificial ponds and waterfalls make for conducive resting zones encouraging social activity. In Tree Grove, plant life is flourishing and promotes a greater sense of relaxation and peace. In Chamber, small sheltered caves and timber wall divisions promote a greater state of reflection and mindfulness. Concrete construction allows for the flexible division of space that is unified in expression, encouraging meditative movement through the three spheres.

Underground Cavern

A large park above a redeveloped basement utilizing strong material differentiations

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Undulating roof-scape

The large cavern is segregated into various sections for functions of rests and interaction. The deliberate intention of crafting a cavernous ceiling following references to natural forms and ergonomics studies provided an organic touch to the otherwise stern and box-y city center.

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Current Page Top: Basement Chamber Section Bottom: Basement Fountain Section Opposite Page Top: Basement Tree Grove Section Bottom: Aerial Scene of Pocket Parks

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03 Clifford Pier Underwater Library Clifford Pier served as an important landing point for the unloading and storage of goods transported along the Singapore River and grew to become a vital link to the commercial center. Before its development, the area was a sea beach. The site is the furthest and most isolated of the three from the business center. The hustle and bustle of the crowd is reduced and traffic is sparse and limited to a few tourists. This characteristic encourages the greatest amount of disconnection from disturbances above.

Considerations for the design were made through its proximity to the Marina Reservoir. By harnessing the proximity to water, and mirroring its simplicity, I sought to create a sensitive design that provided for physiological serenity within this small scale. In addition to this, designing a waterfront podium leading into a private library substantiates its potential as a place for respite. Reminiscent of transversing through caves, the physical act of traveling removes the burdens of reality and prepares the visitor for meditation. The library set at the bottom is a metaphor for the inspiration in life, where introspection promises invaluable resources for growth. It becomes not just a hideaway but a place to go to for longer periods of time.

Aqua Hideaway

A podium park above a through transitional movement downwards into the depths by bay-side

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Current Page Top: Basement 1 Water Edge Platform Bottom: Basement 2 Circle Library Opposite Page Top: Aerial View of Ground Level Platform Bottom: Basement 1 Entrance

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Water’s Edge Elevation

As the library is submerged underwater, this provides for visitors to interact closely by Marina Reservoir’s water’s edge from the waterfront platforms on varying floor levels. The meditative library space located at the very bottom also promotes a disconnecting opportunity for guests, the process of transversing deeper being much akin to the stages of meditation.

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02 A Culinary Narrative of Yore January - April 2015 (12 Weeks) Location: Kyoto, Japan Advisor: Richard Ho

Tucked in a nook in cereal-box-grid Kyoto, the site provided for a unique isolated intervention. As a part of three paying homage to Kyoto’s charm, we catered it towards restoring the historic and spiritual sensitivity of consumption with a twist establishments celebrating Sake, Sesame, and Salt. I chose to focus on Salt as a simple gesture had caught my attention - Morijio, cones of salt placed outside homes to welcome guests and ward off evil spirits. In contrast to its unassuming appearance, the natural mineral has a vast importance in ritualistic ceremonies and food history. Furthermore, traditional production methods were dying out due to their highly laborious nature. Ritualistic in nature, the making of salt in fields of sand resonated with Japanese gardens. The inward movement through garden spaces are abstracted following sequences, bringing guests deeper with a perceived slowness, heightening the awareness of nature; a quality that is similar in tasting food prepared sensitively in Japan. In this holistic establishment, I seek to marry the meandering narrative qualities and symbolism of Japanese Gardens and filtrating elements in the tradition technique of Salt production through Kaiseki appreciation - small plates of seasonal vegetables, lightly prepared with salt and appreciated slowly, to create a holistic experience for the senses. Work exhibited at End of Year Exhibition at Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Opposite Page: 1:50 Combined Establishments Site Model

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Kyoto’s charm lies in its resilience. There, a large portion of historic Shintoist and Buddhist ideologies punctuate life, be it through respecting natural materials, or the remembrance of ancestry. Respect for daily practices in washing, consumption and production were expected if not celebrated, a unique manner of treasuring every experience. Using that understanding, the collaboration sought to harness unique qualities present in food production, researching into its history and practice, and extracting influences of architecture from culture to create a novel culinary exploration.

The chosen Site is near Teramachi, its quiet extrusion greets a row of introverted artisan stores. In our efforts for conservation, we decided to cater the site back towards a celebration of traditional practices. With a focus on Salt Consumption and Production, Kyoto’s Kaiseki resonated with my desire to create a sensitive dining experience and environment upholding the highest value of appreciation for seasoning. In terms of production, the Agehama 5 step salt production technique used in the Noto Peninsula is highly labor intensive - collection sea water, splashing, raking, filtration, reduction - and was dying out. It was an opportunity to highlight the practice within the establishment. Similar to the ritualistic labor of salt production, Japanese Gardens uphold deep methodologies behind surreal and emotive spaces. The meditative process of tending to a garden, and their specific movement patterns encourage guests to slow down and adjust their minds to sensory delights. Utilizing the qualities of gardens and paying homage to Kaiseki and Agehama, the functions were compartmentalized into pavilions to encourage guests to discover them in sequences. Visual tricks and specific material are utilized; bamboo screens of varying porosities, creating “Miegakure” hide and reveal effects. The aesthetic appearance of the establishment is kept bare and simple just as the quality of the material. Binded around a lake to the other establishments, the restaurant contributes to a larger meditative experience celebrating Sake, Sesame and Salt.

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Cultural Node Kyoto

City Grid

Cereal-box-grid Kyoto with nooks of quietness

Site

Having the historical nature of Teramachi bein ished in place of increasingly commercial store delicate approach is undertaken for restoratio car park plot.

Sea Water Collection

Splashing

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Laboriously collecting buckets of sea water

Meticulous technique to distribute the water evenly

Quickening the pace of evaporation

Shoveling sand to filter down to saturation

Transferring sea water into boiling kilns

Tradition : Noto Peninsula

Labor Intensive Agehama Salt Production Technique

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Japanese Zen and Roji Gardens

Sequential Movement Study

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Sequential movement

Kakejiku

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View Framing

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Tsubo-niwa

Courtyard Garden

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Function and Integration

Utilizing design elements present in Japanese gardens to promote segregation of pavilions and functions, encouraging movement through the establishment following a sequence

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Segregated Pavilions Opposite Page Top: Ground Floor Plan Bottom: Second Floor Plan Current Page Bottom: Roof Plan

Tan Chong Chen Yeo Zheng Hang Ang Jia Cong

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Segregating Pavilion Functions Opposite Page Top: Entrance Elevation Bottom: Back Elevation from lake Current Page Top: Section through Gallery and Shop Bottom: Section through Restaurant and Dessert pavilion

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Axonometric Construction Diagrams

Equipped bamboo screens of varying porosities, creating the hide and reveal effect. Supportive structures are built with steel beams, alongside timber decking and rafters, and a hydrophilic waterproof steel sheet roofing for a bare light-weight aesthetic.

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Bamboo Filtration Screen Technology The idea of filtration and grain created an interesting dialogue of transversing through the space and ensuring a level of privacy through alternating screen porosities.

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Tectonics Traditional building techniques inspired from temples were equipped to organize the spatial proportions, and natural materials to blend the architecture into the surroundings of nature. Utilizing pitched roofs and timber decking, I could highlight separated small pavilion spaces.

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TERRITORIAL FRAMEWORKS

03 A Meticulous Investigation into the Singapore/ Paris Urban Models August - December 2014 (12 Weeks) Territorial Frameworks x Studio Go West Advisors: Erik G. L’heureux, Schaetz Florian

A Research Studio interested in the rigorous examination of urban and social systems leading metropolitan cities, their multiple classifications both parachuting them apart and resonating to be quintessentially familiar. Initially a comparative debate capturing parallels, the dualism between these two economic role models built the foundation to inquire into projected urban planning of the future, and to highlight the challenges faced within our increasingly densified planet. What began as two collaborative studios became symbiotic furnaces for robust investigation, unraveling the DNA behind systems of Territory, Density, Infrastructure, Society, Nature, Economics, Politics, Urban Forms and Typologies. All categories are tackled through 6 sub themes and investigated through speculative physical models of 1m x 1m x 0.5m. Work exhibited at “1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France, and further exhibited at the National Design Centre, Singapore. The exhibition content was further collated within the publication, “1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City”. Opposite Page: Singapore Straits Maritime Model Analysis 1m x 1m

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My research focused on Density. We live in an increasingly populated world, a phenomenon observable everyday. Surges present themselves on various degrees of scales - the expansion and multiplication of cities, greater accessibility for migration, and dipping mortality rates. The demand for greater intelligence in city planning is imperative if not compulsory. However, a homogeneous and interchangeable nature of density in every country cannot exist. It’s improbability lies in different state-sanctioned and socially driven impositions. Hierarchies of political demarcations and intricacies of relationships between countries, buildings, and people contribute to various languages of livability, such as in Paris and Singapore. Following an extensive 12-week long research, I postulated theses on various urban densities: the Asian “Tabula Rasa”, Singapore’s compact nature stems from geographical limitations and resultant survivalist needs; opening economic barriers and playing host to immigrants within a land-scarce nation; becoming a fore-front player in the grand economy of the world. For Paris, its great density is driven by cultural protectionism; the preservation of the caricature of her historic city core that birthed the architectural landmarks of a post WWII cultural dream - romantic boulevards, grand plazas planned by Napolean III and the architect Georges-Eugene Haussmann. The theses were derived and substantiated by 6 sub-themes that govern density:

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Economic Density

Infrastructural Density

explores financial aspects; jobs, GDP, monetary spurred expansion within cities, and eventual growth beyond stages of commercial success. This theme studies the urban models centered around central business cores, the deceptive densities and volatilities in both cities.

explores the barriers creating isolating conglomeration, the infrastructure outside urban territories the and resultant decentralization acts through greater accessibility by transportation and redevelopment. This theme also explores the creation of speculative economic decisions for connectivity.

Peripheral Density

Historical Density

studies the distinctive natures between overarching emergence of central power and humble peripheral belts surrounding them. The investigation looked into housing demand, costs and habit governing segmentation within urban environment.

looks into a post-contemporary fixation on immovable conditions of identity, spurred through local belief and foreign perception. Further questioning is presented as postulation towards the derivative outcomes of the future from influences of the past.

Urban Form Density

Social Density

explores the dual characteristics on townscales and the resultant architecture. Terra-formed and water barricaded cities, geographical boundaries, and resource distribution cater to producing. Comparisons were made to revolutionary urban models of yesteryear of similar intentions.

investigates the aspect of social currency within cities: People. Exploring intimate issues surrounding ethnicities, and resource distribution, this debate centers around the impact and repercussions sparked from issues of density.

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The entirety of the two studios research across 3 stages (1000 Themes, SingaporeParis-Hanoi, Thesis and Sub-themes) was then collated and published in “Territorial Frameworks”, and eventually “1000 Singapores: 8 Points of the Compact City” Contribution: Student Editor/ Photographer


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Air Rights Investigation A study on the Singapore and Paris Metropolitan Region. The speculative 1m x 1m model explored restrictions in air - negative spaces and imprisoned verticalities due to existing air codes. This imagery tackles the imprint should the data be reflected onto the urban fabric, implanting extensions from the sky onto terra.


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04 A Paradigm Shift from Singapore’s Public Housing Typologies January - April 2014 (12 Weeks) Advisor: Dr Ruzika B. Stamenovik

In an increasingly isolating society, psychological health studies have revealed the importance of interpersonal relationships. Most day to day interactions of the elderly are with neighbors, making residences pivotal to living. Hence, I partook in this inhabitation thesis to re-evaluate the conventional typology through a new lens. Maneuvered by theories of social capital and environmental press as adopted from kampong villages of yesteryears, my design is driven by the gentle interweaving characteristic of architecture in varying social scales to enhance interaction. Through reconfiguring the existing HDB estate typology, the shift from a centralized void deck to interwoven bridge-blocks can maximize ease of travel and exposure to visitors and residents. A touch of nature is embraced to differentiate from current models by the vernacular architecture encircling through tall, long-standing rain trees on site. The lifted social street-life blooms under natural canopies The circulatory gestures will hopefully help the elderly feel less isolated and rebuild the “kampong spirit”. Work exhibited at End of Year Exhibition at Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Opposite Page: 1:200 Dual Block Module

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Singapore Housing Estate Typology

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Elevated Streetscape

Raising the social platforms by integrating connective bridges leading into housing units

Bending Visuals

Slab-block shape is curved to encourage greater visual and meandering quality of moving around residences

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Urban Reformation

Neighborhood highlights are disseminated into block clusters, with wide open spaces allowing program flexibility

Weaving Trees

Twisting through rain trees on the site, creating a sheltered pedestrian bridge sharing a walkway that molds with the typologies

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LACK OF GATES

RAIN TREES

VERANDAH

Strategies Looking into typologies of yesteryear, in Kampong Villages within natural conditions, I extracted the communal behaviors and derived circulatory strategies on the site

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Urban Isolation Tucked away within a forested landscape of rain trees a distance from the main traffic and behind a green corridor, the surrounding envelope is one celebrating tropical nature. The form is planned around the existing rain tree growth and scenographies - allowing visual connectivity while distributing the bridges as gateways, creating spaces for converging and diverging social flow

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Unit Plans 1:600 Single elderly, Double elderly, Young family, Single

Storeys 2, 6

Storeys 3,7

Storeys 4,8

Storeys 5,9

Common Areas Residences

Unit Layout Single elderly, Double elderly, Young family, Single

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Bridge systems 1:3000 Second storey platform bridge and fourth storey winding bridge


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Flat Slab Concrete Floor System with Columns

Tectonics Utilizing a flat slab concrete floor system with columns as main architectural construction, accessorized with tropical weather devices and vernacular influences of sun shading accordion doors and louvers

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Common Area

Apartment

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ROOF TURFING DETAIL SECTION

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ACCORDIAN DOOR ROLLER AND TRACK DETAILING AXONOMETRIC, SECTION

Detail B | Accordion Door Roller and Track Detailing

Detail D | Railing Detailing

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Detail E | Planter Box Detail

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Sendai Mediatheque

Studio Group Acrylic, Straws, Bristol Board, Wood, Spray Paint, Metal Mesh

Building Model 1:100 Model

Floor and Column Detail 1:20 Model

Exhibited at Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore

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Facade for Volatile Climate, Pune Mesostructure and Ceramic Rail Inspired by Gear Box systems and advanced technologies for Kinetic Facade materials, the mesostructure was developed in response to the forces acting upon the facade during twisting.

The mesostructure’s diachronic nature and motion allowed an interplay of light and shade condition. The further incorporation of ceramic cooling rail technology strive to be a marriage of functionality and flexibility, allowing greater autonomy for facade control of offices within the harsh climate in Pune.

Exhibited at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Exhibited at National University of Singapore Undergraduate and Graduate Show More details of research can be found in: “Architecture Construction Mesostructure and Ceramic Rail Facade”


FACADE STUDY, PUNE

Gear Box to Screen Diachronic Treated Mesostructure Screen, Sprocket Gear, High Strength Ball Bearing Support, 12 Step DC High Torque Low RPM Motor, Transmission Chain

Rainwater Cooling System Porous Ceramic Rail

EcoTect Light Studies

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Stage: Insa-dong, Korea Hanyang University Academic Exchange

Revitalizing the main pedestrian street entrance with variations of undulation generated across a core axis Received “First Place� Design Award within academic cohort

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Plywood Shelter Fibonacci Modules

An explorative project building on mathematical correlations from the Fibonacci sequence. The technique of folding allows flat disassembly and quick re-building. Additionally, this ensured no wastage of material from the source.

East Coast Park

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Super Bridge NUS Re-Design Urban Workshop

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Singapore Architours Design and Curator

Curated tours over two weekends featuring awardwinning architectural projects within Singapore. Designed Event Branding material including campaign artwork and guest souvenirs. The event is organized by the Singapore Institute of Architects and The Architecture Society, NUS, in conjunction with Singapore Archifest.

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Hyper-realism Live Study Graphite

From Left: Crosshatching, Shading and Pointillism Trained in Traditional Fine Art Mediums / Examined in Singapore Cambridge GCE A-Levels Fine Arts


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Editorial Work

2012 - 2014 Featured writer for annual NUS Exhibition publications. Published at the annual End Of Year Exhibition at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore


06 Sincerest gratitude to advisors and friends Portfolios Tr ad iti on a l Ar t and Ph oto g r aphy Fol io . T h e si s : “Spiritua l ity On th e Move� : S a lt Kais ek i Mo d el Pic ture B o ok .

Publications 1 0 0 0 Si ngap ore s: 8 Points of th e C omp ac t C ity, Si ngap ore Nationa l D e si g n C entre . Territoria l Fr ame works Nati on a l University of Singap ore . Pap er Sp ac e Magazine, Nati on a l University of Singap ore . Gre ening C orrid ors, L i ve abi l it y in Hi g h -ris e P ubl ic Housing Nati on a l University of Singap ore

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Ang Jia Cong, Architecture & Design (2016)