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byroncai87@hotmail.com 4168895063 204 Luca Ave Vaughan, ON, L6A0X4

EDUC ATION

CURRICULUM VITAE BYRON C AI University of Waterloo School of Architecture 2017 - 2022 + Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies CyberARTS Specialized Program 2013 - 2017 + CyberARTS Diploma Don Mills Collegiate Institute 2013 - 2017 + Ontario Secondar y School Diploma

EXPERIENCE

Grandfield Homes, Intern 2017

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Organized files On-site sur veying Attended meetings with architects and clients Graphic designer for various posters and drawings

Z Square Consulting, Assistant 2016

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

SKILLS

LANGUAGES

+ Evaluated drawings for various complexes and houses + Graphic Designer for new supermarket + Accompanied senoir architects during meetings with clients

BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design, Upcoming Exhibit Nuit Blanche, 2017, “Porta Party” team Pianist, Cummer Lodge Photographer, True Davidson Acres Greeter, CyberARTS open house Academic Tutor, Peer Tutoring Program, Don Mills Collegiate Institute + + + + + + +

Revit (learning) AutoC AD (learning) Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Muse Adobe Premiere Pro

+ English + Mandarin

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Google SketchUp Rhino 5 Maxwell Studio Microsoft Office V-Ray Woodworking Model making


SELECTED WORKS FEB 2018


ABOUT ME My name is Heng Sheng (Byron) Cai and I am currently a first year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Through the pursuit of my passion for the craft, I attempt to weld architecture into something that is not only literal, but also phenomenal. By seeking to establish my designs with the users in mind, I challenge myself to focus on the more social, political and cultural notions behind each detail, all the while trying to make effective contributions to the built world. Using more traditional mediums, my artworks intend to convey my emotions and thoughts through the visual constrution of metaphysical realms. The following projects aim to reflect my current abilities, drive, architectural ideology and progress that I have developed as a student of design in the past year. Thank you for your time, Byron


PROJECTS

STUDENT RESIDENCE

T H E U R B S H O U S E ( P R E - FA B H O U S E )

WESTMOUNT

HEARTH

OT H E R W O R K S


STUDENT RESIDENCE DEC 2017

This project is a four person student residence located on a hill just north of the School of Architecture in Cambridge. My parti stacks four rectangular prisms perpendicularly, so that it creates a mass that can be accessed through both the street above and the parking lot below. In addition, with the four accomodations sandwiched in between the public amenities on the top floor and the public bike repair shop on the bottom floor, a contradicting hierarchy of public vs private spaces arises.

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Ground Floor

Sub 1

Sub 2

Sub 3 / Ground Floor

Hand - drafted and retraced on Illustrator

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1:100 Model, basswood, millboard and plexi

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WEST ELEVATION

A SECTIONAA SECTION Hand - drafted and retraced on Illustrator Hand - drafted and retraced on Illustrator

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SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

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THE URBS HOUSE FEB 2018 In collaboration with Ryan Fanseda, Chris Qiu and RIling Chen

We were given a plot of land and the intention to design a home for two unrelated people, in hopes of bringing them together and into the community. The underlying idea for this pre-frabricated building lies in the structure.The term “urbs� is used to define the structure as a symbolic representation of order in what otherwise would be a harsh and modern life in a chaotic polis. By making the structure universally modular, the parts can then be mass produced in a factory and assembled in any way on any site.

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“URBS HOUSE” SALVAGE SITEMAP & PARTI PAGE 1 OF 1 BYRON CAI RILING CHEN RYAN FANSEDA CHRIS QIU

SITE MAP AINSLIE ST, LOT 06 SCALE 1:1000

The massing parti of the Urbs House is largely based on a singular volume with a ‘cut-out’ for light penetration, with this subtraction of mass central to the programatic spacial sequences.

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Two folding doors surround both the East and West side of the light well

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How the wide wide flanges and HSS olumns connect to the wall and floor panels

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Modelled in Rhino 5, Rendered with Maxwell

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WESTMOUNT OCT 2017

Mies Van der Rohe’s Westmount Square is not only a statement to modernist office buildings, but is also a dominant threshold in a city constantly in flux.

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Pier Vittorio Aureli in his book The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture says that a city is conceived as a group of islands within a sea of urbanization. I take this notion one step further by attaching these islands together to form a central mass, where the polis is ultimately sprung from. My bas-relief representation of Westmount Square takes a critical view on its connection to such polis. By taking

inspiration from El Lissitzky, I focused on four geometric shapes to represent the four structures, and one rectangle to show the threshold condition that is the elevated platform that connects all the buildings together.

Made with Museum Board

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This diagrammatic notation of Westmount is a more literaly approach to its architecture. The intent was to use transparency to understand the threshold condition. Though contrasting the visibility on the ground plane with the exact location of the viewer, one can begin to grasp Mies’ intention of blurring interior with the exterior.

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HEARTH JAN 2018

This design embodies the notion of an extended island that nests itself into the counter, both defining space and its own form without falling into the current redundancy of contemporary kitchen designs.

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Made in SketchUp, Rendered with Twilight

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OT H E R W O R K S My passion for architecture ultimately stemed from my love of traditional art. Here are a collection of some of my artworks I have done throughout the years.

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A n U n m i s t a k i n g l y Te n u o u s N a t u r e August 2016 Acrylic, gel medium, wire, screws, washers on Canvas 24” x 30”

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Pe r s i s t e n c e o f Pe r c e p t i o n December 2016 Mixed Media on Stonehenge 22� x 30�

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Histor y in Architecture January 2017 Graphite, conte, charcoal on Toned board 12” x 16”

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Evolution in the Mind of an Architect May 2016 Acrylic, pen, colored paper, waterolor on Laminate Wood Board Approx. 12.2” x 15.4”

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The Impossibility of Time June 2016 Copic markers, watercolor, pen, gel pen on Illustration Board 15� x 20�

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R e a l i t y ’s L o o k i n g G l a s s November 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 2 x 16” x 20”

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SKETCHES

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Thank you for your time . byroncai87@hotmail.com 4168895063

Byron Cai Portfolio April 2018 [OUTDATED]  

First draft of my first year portfolio.

Byron Cai Portfolio April 2018 [OUTDATED]  

First draft of my first year portfolio.

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