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2012 / KUNG,

CALEB SELECTED WO R KS

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE, 2012 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OF ARCHITECTURE, 2010


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projects from my graduate studies at

the University of Cincinnati are included in this short portfolio. They represent my perspective on formal proportions, scales, affects and phenomena within the complex social context of today. They should also indicate a mastery over digital processes as well as graphic representation and communication in creatively dissecting the architectural opportunity at hand. These works should demonstrate a thinking and working process resultant from conversations with professors and peers and are credited to them as such.


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a fleeting register

m a ster o f a rc h i tect u re t h es i s

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a reflexive container

FA C T O RY S Q UA R E A R T S F E S T IVA L I N S TA L L AT I O N

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a NAUTICAL LANDSCAPE

LYC E UM C O M P E T I T I O N E N T RY, 2011

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an assailing appeal

m i l a n e x pos i t i on 2 0 1 5 elect i v e st u d i o


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fleeting register

11-12, SEPT-May

| DI RECTO R’S CHOICE AWA RD |

m a ster o f a rc h i tect u re t h es i s


Paul Virilio opens his book The Aesthetics of Disappearance with a quote by the Biblical Paul of Tarsus: “The world as we see it is passing.” It was his aim, as well as the objective of this thesis to illustrate the human world as increasingly unstable, uncertain and ephemeral. This reality is observed through various scenarios and phenomena that within this discussion is referred to as disappearance. Disappearance occurs most apparently in hyper-accelerated urban conditions, complex metropolises that are constructed over systems of transferences. One such metropolis is the semiindependent city of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s emergence as a powerful economic entity mingled with its political struggles has complexified its search for an identity. Simplified representations slowly take over potentially more encumbering analyses of the city’s nature, painting over the city’s elaborate web of relationships with easily descriptive generalizations. Borrowing from the process of film construction, primarily WONG Kar-Wai’s 2046, this thesis became an attempt to develop an approach towards the design of space within Hong Kong that at once participates in and critically documents the progress of the phenomenon of disappearance.

01.0 aerial of victoria harbor


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master of architecture thesis

01.1 DAAPworks final show, june 2012


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master of architecture thesis

WK west kowloon cultural district the west kowloon cultural district has been designated as a cultural center in response to “the need for the core arts and cultural facilities”.

15 performing arts venues, <3 hectares of open space, “cultural institutions” and an exhibition center will find themselves on wkcd beginning 2015.


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master of architecture thesis

to register the process of disappearance, a zipline system was proposed for the site, synthesizing the ideas of displacement, speed, and altered perspective, while accomodating needs for start-up arts and the role of media in such a phenomenon. the success of the endeavor lie in the capacity of the intervention to at once induce disappearance upon the site while disappearing alongside the site; this simultaneous occurence draws attention to the nature of the decline of the cultural space in the city.

01.6 concept image, the intervention as document of the city


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01.7 the mast stands 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall, holding two platforms that each hold two zipline courses. features a truss core and a steel panel clad network of square tube steel scaffolding

01.8 hooks hold up the safety canvas - chainmail assembly

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01.9 grips hold the mid-point of the zipline and acts as a velocity reducer and direction turning mechanism. only experienced in mid-air

01.10 theater space that extends into the dock. equipment storage facility

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01.11 the location of structures deal with the nuance happenings of the site, including manifestations of boundaries that intrinsically signify ideas of privacy and protection

01.12 the vastness of the site is in contention with the slim verticality of the structures that formally present both a contradiction and a foreshadow of the forest that is to be implemented

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master of architecture thesis

01.13 towering above and over, the structures attempt to present a threatening instability that is tell-tale of the stand off it creates. it attempts to suggest the transitory nature of the site

01.14 beneath the gargantuan structures the space of the site is quickly changed, and the vertical void that was once present quickly dissolves

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01.115- 01.20 three structures close-up

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01.21 - 01.26 site model close-up

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01.27 componental axon for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; zipline tower


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01.28 zipline system site plan

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the co-dis appear ing pro cess of the city and the intervention 01.29 rendering of disappearing site, city and intervention


master of architecture thesis


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the co-dis appear ing pro cess


master of architecture thesis

01.30 concept image, a tension of site and sight


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REFLEXIVE CONTAINER, 2/6 11, SEPT-DEC

fa ctory sq u a re a rts f est i va l i nsta ll at i on


A gray area seem to exist between reality and fiction that is akin to the occasional inability to distinguish between the physical and the conceptual element. This six person / six week long installation project attempted to trigger conversations on relative topics to installation art, construction, spatial formations, and concepts relevant to the individual project. Being possessed by the idea that architecture is the marriage of a reality[physical] and a mental fabrication[conceptual constructions], the installation responds to its predecessor by imitating its form, placed in a new orientation, and exposing the light source that had so dimly glowed the week before. the light was then recreated as a bed of fire that dons its own character, charring the pristine salt blocks on their backs. After each week, a meal followed the installation presentation; it was the activity in which the conversation was hosted, and with which the space engages.

02.0 agricultural salt block, the building material


reacting to the

01 modular

tapering form0 2 &

light0 3 01.1 installation before ignition


01.2 week one installation, by vincent sansalone

01.3 week two installation


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the meal is setup, posited at the center of the installation, hovering also at the center of the space.

the meal is exposed, its contents distributed from the center outward.

many dominate the space.

01.4 - 01.9 the meal in space

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elements build concentrically around the pivot point.

one dominates the space.

the installation is a bed of many and one fires, holding human activity with its pivot.


factory square arts festival installation

the fires are prepared.

the space is held by the fire, a stage for the body.

audience surrounds stage.

fires are ignited one by one.

body enters stage.

the ephemeral light lasts 1.5 hours.

01.10 - 01.15 space as stage at night

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factory square arts festival installation

01.16 process of construction, duration = 5 hours

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factory square arts festival installation

01.17 plans of salt block formation with cooker 01.18 installation aflame


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NAUTICAL LANDSCAPE 11, JAN-MAR

lyceum competition entry


Considering the potency of a landscape as abstract as the Bonneville Salt Flats, this competition asks for a response to the site in the form of a highway rest stop. The beauty lay in its paradoxical nature, being so unique in its atmosphere but also readily absent, eluding all forms of representation. A Nautical Landscape is the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mirage, turning the flatness of the salt into the surface of the sea and himself into a sailor. Here all restrictions on the vehicle are unchained as it treads at first slowly on to the salt, then realizing the absolute buoyancy the vehicle is loosed into a sea of white. The docking yard acts as a lookout that holds most of the public facilities of the rest stop, while individual cabins are hosted by ridges of salt and are opened to the expanse of absence.

02.0 agricultural salt block, the building material


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lyceum competition entry

03.1 concept & site plan 03.2 site section


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lyceum competition entry

abstract

void as

salt flats

platform for the

reimagined

nautical

03.3 rendering, rest-stop looks out on to expanse


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lyceum competition entry


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assailing appeal 10, sept-dec

milan exposition 2015


Reacting to the contrivance of an event as blatant as the world exposition, this project studied the idea of architectural space as a propagandic / advertisement instrument. Borrowing from the Chinese industrial farming movement of the sixties, the project is a scaffold shell that houses an exhibition of installations and artworks. Spatially, the sub-terranean structures attempts to evoke the frustration of a maze that is indicative of an inherent complexity, tampered with the surreality of the virtual which is the nature of any propagandic regime. This spatial product is the branding agenda of the China Pavilion design featured here. Time plays an important role towards the construction of the structure and is key to the execution of the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conceptual bearing, that is, the inevitability of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consumption of human feats.

04.0 atmospheric image, introspection and lost


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04.1 precedent, the maze of maximum contrivance, at the palace of knossos

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milan exposition 2015 elective studio

04.2 plan, the stomach of the structure, where installations and exhibits are held

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milan exposition 2015 elective studio

expo start

stage 1, structure posited within a field of wheat

mid-expo

stage 2, wheat overtakes structure

expo-end

stage 3, wheat is dying, structure is dug open revealing scaffold and allowing elements to enter body

expo-afterlife stage 4, the abandoned structure breeds a wild growth 5m

10m

04.4 diagram, metamorphosis of structure in time


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milan exposition 2015 elective studio

04.5 model demonstrating the variability of the construction process 04.6 generative model of an exhibit chamber, mapping human movement and information movement


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mouth

throat

surreality

the cave

propaganda

the maze

foyer :: surreal nature and the introduction of the event as propaganda

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corridor :: cave-like control of the human body, structured by the formation of an invisible maze


milan exposition 2015 elective studio

stomach

exit

quantity

web repropaganda

systematized deconstruction

dust to dust

atrium :: information installation, featuring quantities of material, interprettion zone

rear garden :: memory / reflection, social media documentation, structure awaits return to the earth after event

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milan exposition 2015 elective studio

elusive forms and pro pagandic archi tectures 04.19 rendering, abandoned structure returning to the earth, lingering as a display / memory of 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s propagandic ideas coming to terms with the present


2012 / KUNG,

CALEB SELECTED WO R KS

-513- 910 6460 calebkung @ gmail.com

Caleb Kung Architecture Portfolio  

Works from Graduate Studies in M.Arch

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