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Michael Jongwon Choi Selected Work Portfolio 2014 - 2018


MICHAEL JONGWON CHOI

400 W 119th St. #13K | New York | NY | 10027 +1-347-331-8044 | michael.j.choi@columbia.edu

EDUCATION 09 / 2016 Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York - Present Master of Architecture (M.Arch), expected graduation May, 2019 03 / 2008 Sungkyunkwan University, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea - 02 / 2015 Bachelor of Architecture

EXPERIENCE 05 / 2018 Columbia University, Manhattanville Development Group, New York - Present Architectural Intern Provide assistance in project managing, develop Request for Proposal(RFP) documents, draft project division documents and coordination between design and engineering team. 07 / 2018 Columbia University, GSAPP, New York - 08 / 2018 Teaching Assistant TA for Prof. Esteban de Backer in ‘Intro to Architecture’ Summer program 12 / 2016 Columbia University, GSAPP, New York - 05 / 2018 Fabrication Lab Monitor Provide help and safety instructions to lab users about CNC use, model making suggestions 11 / 2014 Atelier 17_ http://a-17.com/ Architectural Design and Model Assistant Competition Project: Assisted model making and design development 07 / 2014 DA Group Urban & Architecture Co.ltd_ http://www.dagroup.co.kr/ -08 / 2014 Architectural Intern Housing Projects: Collaborated in early architectural planning and physical model making, contributed in final execution and delivery of plans using AutoCAD

ACHIEVEMENTS & VOLUNTEERS 01 / 2015 Jurong Vision 2050, Workshop, Singapore Seclected as 3rd place from 10 group projects (180 students) at IFoU Winter School 2015 11 / 2014 11th Incheon Architectural Student Competition 2014, Republic of Korea Selected Project at the Incheon Architectural Culture Festival 2014 10 / 2014 Creative Experience & Diamond Architect Co., Republic of Korea -11 / 2014 Volunteered as Educator/Manager for Architectural Education program for elementary school students

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AutoCAD, Rhino 3D (w/ V-ray), Grasshopper, SketchUp (w/ V-ray), Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max (w/ V-ray), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier Pro, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing

LANGUAGES English, Korean, Japanese


Table of Contents LivingScape

Food Fermentation Farm in Brooklyn Navy Yard Advanced Design Studio 4, Spring 2018

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Houses for Home

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Hilltop Library

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Along The Lines

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Laputown

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Round and Mount

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Affordable Housing Complex Core 3 Design Studio, Fall 2017 Public Library with Extension of Public Space Core 2 Design Studio, Spring 2017 Subway Station with Misplacement Office Core 1 Design Studio, Fall 2016 Future Housing Complex Competition, August 2013 - January 2014 Grand Canyon Accommodation Competition, December 2016 - February 2017


LivingScape X-ray View of the Model

Advanced Design Studio 4, LIVINGSCAPE

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LIVINGSCAPE The Livingscape Project is a Fermentation Farm located in Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is a productive landscape that holds recreational value for the public. It not only produces fermented foods but also has multiple programs for the public such as restaurant, communal kitchen, food laboratory and ferry terminal.

Different patterns and shapes of ferment pod and light well window indicate the change of main ingredients. Ferment pods extrude in both ways to interact with the users beneath and above. Top of the main structure that holds the ferment pod gives the opportunity for the public to interact with it. Under the main structure is where the programs, such as ferry station, restaurant, food lab, communal kitchen, are located where the lower ferment pods and storages could be utilized. Academic Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Advanced Design Studio 4, Spring 2018 Instructor: Lindy Roy Site: 63 Flushing Ave #300, Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

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The Fermentation Farm is to respond to the public’s growing interest in health and food consumption. Fermentation food has been around the world for centuries, however, it recently started to gain popularity since the benefits of fermented food are scientifically proven. Additionally, artificial food farm goes along with Brooklyn Navy Yard’s past, present and future, which is to maintain the high-productive manufacturing industrial site.


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Top Fermentation Farm Interaction with the Public


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Bottom Fermentation Food Pod Implementation with Restaurant


Conceptual Essence Drawing

Core III Design Studio, HOUSES FOR HOME

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HOUSES FOR HOME Initial research into the context of the site revealed a dramatic number of students attending Bronx school were considered homeless. The school across the street has a 40% homeless student population. Thus, developed the project towards the lower end of the housing market. The project proposes subsidized housing that caters for different types of households.

Different rhythms of circulation is achieved by placing the units on a 30 x 30 grid. Units shift within this grid to create heirarchies of pathways around the clusters. Slight misalignments creates a gradients of personal and public green space, and this dynamism of the plan is what helps to foster the community around it. Academic Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Core III Design Studio, Fall 2017 Instructor: Daisy Ames Partner: Valentina Angelucci Michael Jongwon Choi was responsible for sectional drawings, essence drawing, Axon drawings and physical models Site: Claremont Parkway & Third Avenue (Block 2912, under-developed in R71), Bronx, NY

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The project is capitalizing on the qualities of a village typology with the intention of fostering the community that the typology generates; Low to medium rise, public to intimate space, multiple layout and rhythms of circulation. Additionally, various unit types allow for residents to transition between units as the need arises dut to change in household size or length of stay.


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Village Typology

Green Space

Morphology Diagram

Pathway Districts

Anchors Secondary Pathway

District Rotation

Towers


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Macro Axon Drawing from South View of the Housing Complex


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Design Development

Design Iteration 2 Units w/ main pathway facing open-space and moderate communal open-space for each moderate community (8 units)

Design Iteration 3 Unit clusters w/ multiple heights and large communal open-space throughout the complex

Design Iteration 4 Unit clusters w/ multiple volumes and small communal open-space within the complex w/ canopies

Design Iteration 5 Unit clusters w/ multiple volumes and various scale communal open-space within the complex w/ canopies

Design Iteration 6 Unit clusters w/ multiple volumes and various scale communal open-space within the complex

Core III Design Studio, HOUSES FOR HOME

Design Iteration 1 Units w/ South facing open-space and moderate communal open-space for each moderate community (8 units)


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Sectional Model Showing Different Types of Conditions within The Complex


Ground Floor Plan

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Section Axon Drawing

Section Perspective Drawing


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Rendering; North-West Enttrance 1

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Rendering; (Top) North-West Entrance 2 (Bottom) Center Open Space


22 Core III Design Studio, HOUSES FOR HOME Experience Drawing; Individual’s Pathway Through The Complex


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Perspective View of the Individuals Throughout the Day


Hilltop Library Site Plan

Core II Design Studio, HILLTOP LIBRARY

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HILLTOP LIBRARY Hilltop Library is a library where people can take a rest in busy everyday life. Fulton St. is one of the busiest shopping streets around the area. Even though there is a massive human flow, there aren’t many resting public areas instead of Albee Square in front of our site and benches along the streets. Thus, increasing the public resting space would be one of the main purpose of the library.

These large scale urban spaces are enabled by the building structural system that consists of a series of cantilevered trusses arrayed along a radial column grid. For maximum structural integrity and support, the structural system is a combination of Vierendeel Trusses forming a Space Truss like structure. A two-bay offset module allows pockets of space to open in the roof structure where pocket gardens provide access from the rooftop into the classrooms and study rooms below. Academic Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Core II Design Studio, Spring 2017 Instructor: Erica Goetz Site: 547-559 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Jongwon CHOI

Hilltop Library forms a public outdoor reading room that steps up from Albee Square to a plateau above the surrounding buildings. As the rooftop reading room slopes up, a grand indoor reading room is tucked below the building and connects Fulton Street and DeKalb. Media room, computer room, group study rooms, cafe and indoor resting lounge, which are directly accessible by the general public from the Hilltop roof, are located inside the library between the two grand reading spaces.


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Mass Study Models and Floor Study Models


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3rd Floor Plan Oblique

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1st Floor Plan Oblique


A-A’ Section Perspective

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Travel Path from Columbia University to the Site; Concpetual Walking Axonometric Drawing


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ALONG THE LINES Moving from point A to point B, people don’t notice every space that they go through. People have a reorientation moment when they have to change their pathways. That is when people acknowledge the space, which is the Frame that people go through. The between space of the Frames is the unacknowledged space.

The wall units, which are the Frames for the people movement, starts from the above ground and continue to the underground, connecting to the subway. The dead ends and pocket spaces are located throughout the site. The spaces could be occupied with various programs that people choose. Some moderately large spaces can be used as a street performance stage and pocket spaces can be a habited by street markets for people to use. Academic Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Core I Design Studio, Fall 2016 Instructor: Tei Carpenter Site: L-Train Station 14th St. and Avenue A, New York, NY

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The main concept is to recover the unacknowledged/lost space and give back to the public. Additionally, the pathway design will be applied on 14th street and between 1st Avenue and Avenue A, blocking cars and buses from entering the street. Not only reclaiming the unacknowledged space but also give back the street to the people. Moreover, this pathway wall typology is applied to every portion of the street and provides human-scale public spaces instead of just an open unprogrammed space.


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A-A’ Section A-A’ Section Plan

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Underground Entrance Pocket Market Place

Small News Stand Underground Entrance

Crosswalk Meeting Area

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Subway Entrance

Waiting Area

Street Performance Space

MTA Secretary of Misplacement

Subway Entrance

Circulation and Program Placement Axonometric Drawing


Top View of the Project Model

Core I Design Studio, ALONG THE LINES

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Perspective View of the Project Model


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Competition, LAPUTOWN

Time Stages of Structural Development and Change in Load Amount (Assumption)


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LAPUTOWN The movie ‘Laputa; Castle In The Sky’ shares a myth about an island floating in the sky by magical powers. The project was developed based on a flying castle but its realized through antigravity material that would be found in the future. Applied in construction to lighten the structural load. Laputown is a fully customizable and sustainable floating housing.

The houses are designed in a modular system so that people could customize their houses. Each slab and walls are designed in the same unit ratio with each unique features. Each module contains modular pipes that could be connected with other units. The wall modules do not have to bear any weight since height is adjustable with anti-gravity. Competition, D3 Housing Tomorrow 2014 August 2013 - January 2014 Partner: Jin Seok Ahn Michael Jongwon Choi was responsible for all of 3D modeling, v-ray rendering, section plan rendering and some image reproduction with Adobe Photoshop

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The underline concept of Laputown is anti-gravity through electromagnetic force. The left diagram shows how basic structures have and would develop. As the structure develops, it shows that the number of columns and the load bearing elements are decreased and achieve free form and plans.


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1. Purchase of Space (Slab Unit)

Competition, LAPUTOWN

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Section of Project Building


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Program and Circulation Concept Drawing


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ROUND AND MOUNT The Grand Canyon possess a unique nature condition and vastness to it that it creates its own unique experience through isolation.

It is also designed to be temporary. In the future, the building parts would be deconstructed, leaving only the top floor structure and slab. The architecture will be transformed into a observatory. Competition, Canyon View Accommodation - CaVA Arizona / Arquideas December 2016 - February 2017 Partner: Sujin Lee Michael Jongwon Choi was responsible for plan and section drawings and partial 3D modeling Site: Grand Canyon, AZ

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The building is designed with a double spiral circulation which is divided into the public and the accommodation user. Each supporting amenities are attached to the corresponding spiral. Each accommodation would have a small roof garden and PV panels, which would led the building to produce its own energy.


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South Elevation Plan (Top) East Elevation Plan (Bottom)


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Circulation and Program Drawing


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Future Deconstruction Drawing

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