Name: DOB: Gender: Nationality: Languages: Contact no: Email:
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Masters in Architecture and Sustainable Design
May 2014 - Aug 2017
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Bachelor of Science (Architecture and Sustainable Design) Summa Cum Laude
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Canning College - Perth, Australia WAUFP Certification (â€˜Aâ€™ Levels Equivalent) Combined Percentage Score 83.8%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Murdoch College - Perth, Australia Secondary School Education
Sep 2005 - Dec 2007
ELC International School - Selangor, Malaysia Secondary School Education
Bryan Lim Wei Guo 02 Oct 1993 Male Singaporean English, Mandarin, Malay 8656 6937 bryan.lim.WG01@gmail.com
WORKING EXPERIENCE Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
SANDWICH (Kyoto) Architecture Intern - Involved in the interior design of a modern styled Japanese cafe in Kyoto, providing design inputs and visualisations. - Assisted in the design of a treatment room, designing the spiritual journey and materiality of the structure.
June 2016 - Aug 2016
Czarl Architects (Singapore) Architecture Intern - Participated in a competition to adapt shipping containers into temporary disaster housing.
Spores Studio (Singapore) Architecture Intern - Develop architectural drawings and prepared documents to present to clients.
ACHIEVEMENTS || LEADERSHIP POSITIONS Sep 2017
ASD Core Studio Academic Excellence Award
SUTD Capstone Showcase Public Award - Interactive Timber Discovery Space
ASD Core Studio ASD Core Design Certificate of Merit 2017
Paper Architecture: Unbuilt Dreams (SIA event) Guest Speaker
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
SUTD Basketball Team Captain
May 2015 - Sep 2015
SUTD Asian Leadership Program Exchange Student
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES Beginner
AutoCAD, Artlantis, Revit
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Kerkythea, V-Ray, Grasshopper
Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, Rhino
CORE STUDIO 3 - URBAN HABITATION
OPTION STUDIO 3 - EQUATORIAL VILLA
OPTION STUDIO - AUGMENTED SPACE
DUST TO DUST
CORE STUDIO 2 - AMALGAMATED WHOLE
DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION
ARCH OUT LOUD - TOKYO VERTICAL CEMETERY
ENSO CEMETERIAL MONUMENT
(COLLABORATION WITH CZARL ARCHITECTS)
ONG FOUNDATION - GO BEYOND
(INTERNSHIP UNDER CZARL ARCHITECTS)
01 UNIVERSITY WORKS CORE STUDIO 3 - URBAN HABITATION
CONFLUENCE Presented at Paper Architecture: Unbuilt Dreams
BRIEF: Working on the scales of the city, the building and the individual unit, the studio aims to understand the complex nature of urban contexts as places for habitation and the mutual potentials evolving between them. The studio will develop innovative urban housing concepts for sustainable high-dense living and focus on themes like density, diversity and connectivity.
TUTOR OLIVER HECKMANN || INDIVIDUAL SITE BUKIT BATOK || 12 WEEKS CONFLUENCEâ€™s objective is to blur the boundaries between the public community and the private dwellers. The residential complex aims to explore the potential of accomodating people of different socio-economic statuses mixed within clusters of residential units, thereby enhancing the possible interactions between the different communities. This is mainly done by creating different thresholds within the private unit as a means of controlling privacy as well as providing the potential for the interior spaces to spill out towards the public walkway.
Commercial Residential Community Transport
Seniors Children/Teens Working Adults Site
High Activity Medium Activity Low Activity
1. Existing activities spill onto site
2. Massing wraps around public courtyard
3. Public space spills over creating outdoor secondary spaces
4. Create private courtyards by wrapping massing around secondary spaces
5. Points in massing lifted up for public access
6. Public circulation carved across massing
LEVEL 3 PLAN
3 Bedroom (large) 3 Bedroom (small) 2 Bedroom (large) 2 Bedroom (small) Studio apartment Community space
1 2 3 4 5 6
ZOOMED LEVEL 3 PLAN
2 BEDROOM (SMALL)
W/out extension ~ 64sqm With extension ~ 73sqm
3 BEDROOM (SMALL)
W/out extension ~ 95sqm With extension ~ 100sqm
2 BEDROOM (LARGE)
W/out extension ~ 85sqm With extension ~ 92sqm
3 BEDROOM (LARGE)
W/out extension ~ 112sqm With extension ~ 117sqm
02 UNIVERSITY WORKS OPTION STUDIO 3 - EQUATORIAL VILLA
VOXEL VILLA BRIEF: The idea of a space that exists purely for pleasure carries with it the reek of hedonism. In the data-driven city we architects work as optimizers- as happy agents of efficiency. Only in extremis are we faced with purely aesthetic quandaries. But with this problem the apparent solidity of quantitative method fails us. How can we design the superfluous, the beautiful? The studio inititates to propose an architecture equatorial in its relation to its position on our spherical world, but also in its mediation of the logics of exteriority (landscape, site) and interiority (form, proportion, rhythm), through the use of data-driven tools.
TUTOR PETER ORTNER || INDIVIDUAL SITE CONEY ISLAND || 13 WEEKS VOXEL VILLA serves as a constant critique of the natural versus synthetic environment, proposing a cohesive language between the two. Inspired by our interaction with nature, the villa reinteprets the visual encounters we have with the forest to create a spatial experience for its visitors. It distintegrates the chunky, obtrusive form of a typical building into discrete voxels, which extends and reach towards the surrounding trees, reimagining how the man-made structure could intertwine and reconnect back with nature.
1. Massing oriented towards views and entrances.
2. Planes are suspended vertically to create cocoons of space.
3. Spatial cocoons are connected with a core, which allows access to the rooftops.
VOXEL DIMENSION ANALYSIS The voxel distribution and dimensions were conceived to challenge the preconceived notion of how we perceive spaces and furniture. By manipulating the cluster of voxels, what is used as a tiny floor slab can now be reimagined as a step in a series of stairs, a kitchen table, a bench etc. A combination of these voxels hence forth creates a space which is meant to be uniquely defined by its users and to break the barriers between typical programs within the villa.
600 2000 2795
Living Space Dining Area Kitchen Room 1 Room 2 Toilet
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ZOOMED LEVEL 3 PLAN
03 UNIVERSITY WORKS OPTION STUDIO 1 - AUGMENTED SPACES
DUST TO DUST BRIEF: The objective of this studio was to extract material systems from vernacular architecture buildings and to implement it into the design of our building. Furthermore, we are to incorporate space, program and time into the design, thus exploring how the 3 factors could interlock and respond with one another.
TUTOR YUICHI KODAI & CARMIEL WEIJENBERG || INDIVIDUAL SITE MT FABER || 13 WEEKS Time is often measured discretely, but in reality it is continuous and ever-changing. Many buildings grow or shrink at specific times, however, DUST TO DUST aims to evolve gradually as time progresses fluidly. The principle of this project is to use mud architecture, inspired from vernacular buildings, to control erosion to transform spaces. It is designed as a columbarium which evolves into a gallery, followed by a museum. One key feature of the building is the central memorial of the dead. This memorial begins to erode to reveal a hidden garden, symbolical of the fading of death giving birth to life.
Newest Oldest BUILT ENVIRONMENT SINCE 1950
Current Future PREDICTED FUTURE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Newest Oldest PAST CEMETERY LOCATION
Spatially differentiated by walls along x and y axis
As walls along the x-axis erodes, cubicles combine to form galleries
Finally, when the walls along the y-axis erode, the space is now transformed into an open atrium
Controlling erosion allows for the following transformations: 1 Transformation of indoor into outdoor spaces as ceilings erode 2 Evolvement of circulation systems as walls erode 3 Spatial transformation, space enlargement and change in light quality as ceilings and walls erode 4 The revealing of what was once otherwise hidden
Resting area || exhibition Columbarium || gallery Memorial Hidden garden Outdoor garden Cafe 2017
1ST FLOOR ROOF PLAN
1 2 3 4 5 6 2117
1ST FLOOR PLAN
TIME REQUIRED TO ERODE WALL OF SIMILAR DIMENSIONS
30% White Glue 70% Sand
20% White Glue 80% Sand
10% White Glue 90% Sand
30% White Glue 70% Sand
10% White Glue 90% Sand
1:1 WATER TO WHITE GLUE RATIO
2:1 WATER TO WHITE GLUE RATIO
Resting area Columbarium || gallery Hidden garden
2ND FLOOR ROOF PLAN
1 2 3 2117
2ND FLOOR PLAN
04 UNIVERSITY WORKS CORE STUDIO 2 - AMALGAMATED WHOLE
ALLURINGS BRIEF: Students are to design a SUTD satellite campus housed in Singaporeâ€™s city center. Programmatically, the exercise aims to design a structure with a flexible space that is able to host public events of the university in a central urban location while accomodating a series of related programs (classrooms, performance centre etc) and administrative functions. This project mainly introduces us to designing within a complex urban fabric while exploring spatial relationships and sequences in an integrated urban and architectural design.
TUTOR CHRISTINE YOGIAMAN || INDIVIDUAL SITE DHOBY GHAUT || 6 WEEKS ALLURINGS consist of 3 rings which morph into one another, merging each threshold with one another. Its objective is to draw visitors into the exhibition hall and to continually attract them to explore the entirety of the building. It does this by using the second ring to serve as a boundary for preventing people from fully seeing what is happening at the epicenter of the building, which houses the performance center. This is deliberately done to entice visitors to circumambulate the periphery ring (exhibition hall) and move towards the performance center.
POINT OF VIEW TRANSFORMATION
1. Viewpoints from public circulation around site
2. Perpendicular planes from viewpoints generate massing form
4. Outer and secondary band are lifted up
5. Outer bands extended outward for lecture theatres
3. Three bands/ layers house different programs
6. Resultant final massing
Admin office Office balcony Lecture theatre 1 Lecture theatre 2 Outdoor balcony Exhibition gallery
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1ST FLOOR PLAN
Exhibition gallery Classroom Performance stage Cafe Outdoor gallery
1 2 3 4 5
05 UNIVERSITY WORKS MATERIAL COMPUTATION
BUTTERFLY BRIDGE BRIEF: The aim of this project is to conceptualise architecture as material distribution in space and explore computational analysis and form finding methods which enable a highâ€? level of control over material/ structural behaviour. Hence, instead of the typical practice of designing the form and aesthetic first followed by the structures to supplement it, this project reverses the process, using structural analysis and computation to determine the entirety of its design.
TUTOR SAWAKO KAIJIMA || GROUP SITE ORCHARD RD || 7 WEEKS The BUTTERFLY BRIDGE is designed to alleviate the pedestrian/vehicular congestion which occurs at the intersection of Orchard Rd and Cairnhill Rd by bringing the pedestrian circulation skyward. Using computational form finding methods, we are able to determine the design and form of the bridge through its structural analysis by applying loads and support points. As such, the design of the bridge is inspired by its structural behaviour.
Trimming and cleaning mesh and adding stairs and programs onto bridge.
Extracting mesh stiffness factor and associating it to frame thickness
By inputting the load, support and void regions, we are able to generate a form which adapts to the constraints created.
From the mesh generated, we applied loads and supports to test its structural strength, identifying its stiffness factor and where it deflects most.
Void Region || Load Region || Support Region
Load Region || Support Region
We extracted the information from the structural analysis and associated it with the thickness of the frames. Highest deflection equals thickest triangular frames.
From there, we then cut the components of the bridge by waterjetting concentric rings, and attaching them to each other sectionally.
06 UNIVERSITY WORKS DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION
KINETIC WEAVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrKl-C8-SpE
BRIEF: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate an installation which will be placed at any location within SUTDâ€™s premises. The focus is to craft the joinery elements and its mechanics using 3D printers, which will then hold the installation together. One of the main restrictions was the requirement to use wooden dowels as the main ingredient in fabrication of the installation.
TUTOR STYLIANOS DRITSAS || GROUP SITE SUTD || 5 WEEKS The aim of the KINETIC WEAVE is to create an installation which is constantly changing, resulting in an ever-changing form depending on the motorsâ€™ movements which are responsible for holding the structure in place. We designed a simple expandable grid and connected the servos to 4 intersections which control the entire movement of the installation.
The structure of the KINETIC WEAVE follows a simple grid system, which is able to expand and contract as it transforms over time.
ELECTRONICS AND MOTOR MECHANISM The nodes were designed as 3D-printed ball joints which are free to orbit around its pivot. This allows for added flexibility and adaptability as the Kinetic Weave moves. A slit is created between the wooden dowels and secured with screws and nuts to enable the structure to expand. Additionally, we used 4 servo motors attached to 4 junctions of the structure, which pull and release according to the code we placed into the system. The addition of all these features allows the form of the structure to continuously evolve over time as it transitions from one geometry to the next.
07 COMPETITION ARCH OUT LOUD - TOKYO VERTICAL CEMETERY
ENSO MONUMENT BRIEF: In the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Arch Out Loud challenges designers to develop proposals for a vertical cemetery that explores the relationship between life and death within the city. Designers are to 1) Explore the relationship between death and the current state of the dicipline of architecture 2) Look for innovative ways a cemetery can be experienced 3) Create a solution that efficiently addresses Tokyoâ€™s issue with space 4) Define a relationship between the cemetery and city and 5) Examine the connection between a cemetery and the commercial/ pop culture identities of Tokyo.
COLLABORATION CZARL ARCHITECTS || GROUP SITE SHINJUKU, TOKYO || 4 WEEKS ENSO MONUMENT attempts to negotiate the liminality of cemeterial spaces and the transcendence of monumentality in architecture. Cemeterial spaces are not just for the dead. These liminal spaces do more for the living by offering the living respite, healing, histories and memories and personal reflections. We often see Death as a perfect universal closure of the imperfection of mortality. Yet, it is often also perceived as a beginning that opens indefinitely to endless possibilities of what might be a perfect metaphysical existence across all cultural belief systems.
THE INCOMPLETE ENSO Within the circle of life and death, there are points of liminal experiences which could potentially see the completion of existing imperfection. The Japanese Zen Buddhist have ascribed the Incomplete Enso to the liminal visceral moments of perfection of the imperfection. The incomplete Enso, while intrinsically Japanese can be also be universally applied to all realities of existence.
PERMUTATIONS OF INCOMPLETE ENSO MODULAR VOLUMES
The spatial planning and programmatic arrangements comprise of circular volumes of various diameters distributed evenly. The basic circular volumes are distributed to form 3 different zones which are connected to a central lift core which stops at 3 floor intervals. The Enso volumes may house columbariums of various sizes, mourning rooms, memorial rooms, administrative offices while the absence of a circular volume gives rise to a quiet garden space for contemplation. The primary composition of the Enso volumes are intentionally kept identical for every floor except for the incidental omissions or redistribution of volumes that allow for potentially infinite variations and permutations of spaces from floor to floor.
Columbarium Garden Deck Miscellaneous
STANDARD COLUMBARIUM PLAN
ROOFTOP GARDEN PLAN
The allure of roof top commercial attractions is intended to siphon off patrons (non columbarium visitors) from the ground level and allow them to transit at the mid-level transitional sky gardens which is essentially an elevated public cemetery park split into 2 terraces. Way finding to the lower park terrace transfer lift (to the roof) is deliberately inconvenienced and slowed down.
SECTION (LEVEL 28, 29 AND 30)
TRANSITIONAL FLOOR (LEVEL 30)
TRANSITIONAL FLOOR (LEVEL 28 & 29)
The meandering nature of navigating through the cemetery park offers the patron possibilities of a serendipitous encounter of cemeterial space while a mandatory descent between the 2 terraced parks via steel mesh staircases and glass landings may present opportunities for the patrons to contemplate that moment of liminal experience.
08 INTERNSHIP ONG FOUNDATION - GO BEYOND
CONHUB HONOURABLE MENTION BRIEF: Every year, about 2 million shipping containers are no longer used. What if these could be upcycled into sustainable architecture to reduce the total carbon footprint of global development? Go Beyond: Shipping Containers aims to convert these unused containers into modular habitats which can serve as temporary housing solutions to cater for urgent housing needs.
INTERNSHIP CZARL ARCHITECTS SITE UNDEFINED || 4 WEEKS In any event of disaster, whether man made or natural, there is always an urgency to find solutions to provide temporary housing for refugees or disaster victims. Often times we focus on the impending physical needs by restoring the homes which they have lost, but our challenge was to rekindle the communal spirit, allowing them to heal as the victims confide and support one another. We do not merely want to tackle their physical needs, but to also assist in their psychological recovery.
Disrupt external views by joining containers
Create community space through container arrangement
Occupants can transit between community spaces freely
1 Carve out community spaces between shipping containers 2 Develop transitional mid term modular container prototypes that could house disaster persons for 7-10 years 3 Cloistering the inside, providing limited views of the external destruction 4 Create small hubs which are interconnected with one another 5 Cultivate a sense of belonging within each community
BASIC BUILDING BLOCK
COMBINED BUILDING BLOCK
HALF WING OF A BASIC COMMUNITY BLOCK
COMBINED SOCIAL HUB
‘T’ TYPE 20 footer placed at the end of a 40 footer container
‘T’ shaped units are stacked on top of one another with the center unit offset to the 1st and 3rd unit
The stacked block is repeated and placed side by side with each other and the half wing is completed by placing a single 20 and 40 footer unit at the beginning followed by the M&E container at the end
The basic half wing is mirrorred to create a ‘C’ shape. The resulting space carved creates a shared outdoor space private to each community block
Each stacked block consists of a combination of 2 ‘L’ units, one 20 footer and 40 footer single unit
Similar to the ‘T’ type, the stacked block is repeated and placed side by side, capping it with a M&E container and 2 single units
This conﬁguration of ‘L’ stacked blocks creates a signiﬁcantly more diversed community of inhabitants
The ‘P’ shape has the 2nd level mirrored thus allowing the 20 footers to stack atop the 20 footers and the 40 footers on 40 footers
The ‘P’ shape is replicated and joined to each other in a similar fashion as the other conﬁgurations. It’s again capped off by introducing an M&E unit and single units at the beginning and end of each half wing
This combination of ‘P’ types is speciﬁcally designed with larger combined units stacked atop of one another
Single 20 footer unit
‘L’ TYPE 20 footer stacked on top of a 40 footer container
Single 40 footer unit
‘P’ TYPE 20 footers combined side by side to a 40 footer container
Basic building block for the next phase M and E Container Single unit containers (20 and 40ft) Formal operations of new phase Spiral Stairs
SINGLE 20 FOOTER
SINGLE 40 FOOTER
P TYPE CONFIGURATION
L TYPE CONFIGURATION
T TYPE CONFIGURATION
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
For each unit in a stacked block, a 3kW solar panel is connected to an energy module thus generating enough power to accomodate a unit of 4 to 6 people. Additional energy can be received from the generator from the M&E unit
For each type of stacked block there consists of 2 plan conﬁgurations which has the toilet mirrored and placed in vertical alignment with each other. This allows for the sewage piping to be disposed directly to the septic tank. Furthermore, connections to the M&E unit can be direct despite its unique conﬁguration. The M&E unit thereby supplies water and electrical energy to roughly 8 to 12 units. The M&E unit will have a washing area which is shared between each community wing Septic Tank
TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION
The shipping containers are pre-fabricated before shipping onto site. This is markedly easier as windows and wall placements are extremely similar across unit types
Since the containers are not joined together yet, this allows for easier transportation as the 40 footers and 20 footers can be stacked directly on top of one another, maximising efficiency in transportation
When the container are moved on site, the combined units are assembled together by welding the 20 footers with the 40 footers
CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Base of shipping container
1706 Slab foundation
70cm metal support framing
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70cm metal support framing
Spray foam insulation
Precast foundation wall
Load bearing elements of both containers are welded together where it joins
Gravel inﬁll between foundation walls
Base plate on foundation wall
Finally, a mobile crane will place all the modules together to form its cohesive structure
BRYAN LIM WEI GUO CONTACT: 8656 6937 EMAIL: BRYAN.LIM.WG01@GMAIL.COM