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WORKS BY: CHRISTABEL CHEN
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CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL PARTICULARS
Name: Date of birth: Gender: Nationality: Email address:
Christabel Chen Jia Ying 04/07/1994 Female Singaporean email@example.com
2016 - Present 2012 - 2015 2011 - 2012 2007 - 2010 2001 - 2006
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours), RMIT University Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design, Temasek Polytechnic Tampines Junior College GCE O Levels, Anglican High School Primary School Leaving Examination, Elias Park Primary School
Oct 2015 - Jan 2016 Jul 2014 - Oct 2014 Sep 2012 - Oct 2012 Feb 2012 - Apr 2012
Service Staff, Guac & Go Cafe Internship, M Moser Associates Singapore Internship, LG Architects & Associates Pizza Artist, The Hillbillies
2012 2012 2008
Basic guitar GCE A Level Chinese Grade 4 Piano, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
2014 2014 2014
Jams For Lunch Saturday Indesign/Kokuyo Showroom (Event Helper) Temasek Polytechnic Week Zero Freshmen Orientation Finale Olympiad Design Orientation Camp AY15/16 (Subcommittee) Graffiti painting at Glocal Village (Volunteer) Inagural Diversity Inclusion You - Inter-polytechnic residential programme (Coordinator) French Cultural Night - The Avengers Jams For Lunch Christmas Event at ONEÂ°15 Marina Club Jams For Lunch CCN: Fund raising (Event Helper) Design Orientation Camp AY12/13 (Participant)
2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2011
English Chinese French
Proficient Proficient Intermediate
Autodesk Autocad Autodesk 3dsmax Google Sketchup Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Office
2015 2011 2009 - 2010 2008
Certificate in Cross-Cultural Studies (Diploma Plus Programme) A division Shooting (Pistol) Nationals Vice-president of Robotics Club (Anglican High School) Gold award, National Robotics Competition
Photography Playing music Travelling Visiting exhibitions
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SITE ANALYSIS THE SHOPHOUSE MUSEUM site analysis conceptual sketches museum overview perspectives floor plans section
Residential + Hotels
Project Type: Parasitic Architecture Attaching itself to the “host”, the parasite aims to enhance the surrounding environment without overwhelming the host. Site: Shophouse units 2-16 along Koon Seng Road Located in Joo Chiat, Singapore’s first heritage town, a residential conservation area known for its heritage architecture and a popular tourist destination. The heritage of Joo Chiat is only conserved through the shophouses’ architecture. Locals and tourists are not educated about the shophouse or heritage as they only view the facade from ground level, as shown above.
Design Strategy: To design a heritage museum that will bring visitors on a journey through the heritage of Joo Chiat while experiencing the shophouse in a new way.
CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES 1
Scaffolding structurees are seen when conservation works are carried out on shophouses’ architecture. I used this as the idea generator to “conserve” the heritage of shophouses and Joo Chiat.
Latching onto the host this way would restrict the amount of sunlight and ventilation on the ground floor. Solution: parasitic modules attaching at different levels with voids adjacent to circulation pathways.
1. Features of shophouse 2. Sequence of spaces 3. Circulation method 4. Circulation path connecting parasitic modules 5. Latching of parasitic modules 6. Idea generator 7. Exterior 8. Parasitic modules on roof
FLOOR PLANS Communal seating areas on the ground floor relate to the parasite in terms of the materials used while providing a space for residents and visitors to rest and hang out.
GROUND FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200
FIRST STOREY & SECOND STOREY PLAN SCALE 1:200
THIRD STOREY PLAN SCALE 1:200
RETAIL STORE PLAN SCALE 1:200
1. Tile display Metal rods are used to create structures reflecting the grid concept and to define the circulation path through the tile display area. 2. Retail store Grids in the retail space continue from floor to wall to ceiling in varying scales. A mirrored wall behind the counter creates the illusion of an extension of space. Metal rods along the other wall act as supporting structures for retail displays.
1. Reception 2. Historical timeline of Joo Chiat 3. Tile display 4. Types of shophouses 5. Viewing deck 6. Retail store
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SITE context BE HOTEL
site context concept elevations perspectives floor plan
concept Project Type: Hospitality To create a new brand for a chain of hotels that provides affordable accomadation and ensuring guests enjoy a great local atmosphere.
COURTYARD: TRANSLATING CLASSICAL INDIAN ARCHITECTURE INTO A MODERN SPACE Main spaces (bar, lounge, dining) are designed as a courtyard as it is where most communal activities happen. The double volume and columns are deliberately emphasized by designing the space such that guests are able to experience the spatial qualities once they enter the hotel. Circulation path
Site: New Delhi, India Be Hotel is a 2.5 star hotel located in the city center. Design Strategy: To design versatile spaces within the hotel that cater to backpackers, families and business travellers while capturing the cultural essence of the country, taking in mind the timeless and homely image of the hotelâ€™s branding.
EXTERIOR ELEVATION SCALE 1:250
SECTIONAL ELEVATION SCALE 1:250
1. Reception Reception counters are angled towards the entrance, creating a more direct approach.
2. Outdoor seating/dining A variety of seating provides flexibility for guests and caters to the various target groups.
3. Indoor dining The lattice creates different shadow patterns in the space depending on the time of day.
4. Bar The counter is designed such that it connects the indoor & outdoor dining areas.
FIRST STOREY PLAN SCALE 1:100
1. Entrance 2. Self check in kiosks 3. Internet stations 4. Meeting rooms 5. Reception 6. Back of house/Admin 7. Luggage storage 8. Bar/Grab & Go 9. Outdoor seating
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EXISTING SITE LOCALICIOUS
existing site concept floor plans perspectives sections
Project Type: Problem Based Learning To provoke inquiry into the cultural, societal, architectural and environmental issues surrounding design and propose a new use for the building.
Site: Thomson Community Club Various communities in Thomson are segregated as the culture of congregating for entertainment is fading. Also, there are many music schools and studios in the vicinity but no specific venue for these music enthusiasts to showcase their talent. Design Strategy: To create a space where people, food and music come together in the form of a music cafe selling traditional desserts since the food culture in Singapore is prominent and it connects different communities. The cafe also serves as a platform for music enthusiasts to come together and perform while residents in Thomson can gather to watch and participate during open mic sessions.
concept ICE KACHANG: CREATING A WHOLE OUT OF FRAGMENTS
SPACE TRANSLATION 1
FIRST STOREY PLAN SCALE 1:100
SECOND STOREY PLAN SCALE 1:100
1. Second storey White painted timber strips forming part of the railing, double height metal grilles and exterior fins direct the view from the second storey to the stage.
LONGITUDINAL SECTION SCALE 1:100
2. Second storey dining Horizontal timber strips highlights visual continuity while vertical strips separate dining spaces to create cellular spaces, giving a sense of privacy amidst the open layout.
3. Stage The stage is a key space and is emphasized by a double volume which allows sound to travel to the second storey. The double volume also allows visual continuity, so people get to watch and hear the performance.
4. First storey dining Cellular dining spaces are created using partitions made of timber strips.
5. First storey Ceiling of timber planks reflect the horizontal elements on the second storey.
CROSS SECTION SCALE 1:100
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SITE CONTEXT FRAMES
site context concept facade + section perspectives working drawings
Project Type: Mixed-use (Soho), client-based Site: Geylang Bahru Industrial Estate
Design Strategy: To convert the existing site into a Soho unit for the client to eat, work, play, meet and sleep. Client profile: Cafe owner and freelance photographer
concept PHOTOGRAPHY: USING LIGHT TO DEFINE SPACES An axis derived from the sun path divides the space while different types of lighting defines the type of spaces (public/private).
SPACE TRANSLATION 1
Facade + section
Section showing photography montage
1 1. Cafe/Gallery The cafe acts as a gallery through a montage of the clientâ€™s works displayed along the walls of the first storey. A strip of light on the floor guides customers to the counter. 2. Study/Reading area A skylight directly above illuminates the study area.
3. Model Experimentation of light.
4. Model An example of light cast by the sun through the skylight in the cafe.
WORKING DRAWINGS LAYOUT PLANS
WORKING DRAWINGS FINISHES PLANS
WORKING DRAWINGS ELEVATIONS
WORKING DRAWINGS SECTIONS
WORKING DRAWINGS FIXTURE DETAILING
WORKING DRAWINGS STAIRCASE DETAILING
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OTHER PROJECTS MISC
A WORLD WITHOUT COLOUR
Subject module: World Issues (Cross-Disciplinary Subject) A photographic campaign part of a group project aiming to raise awareness of racism. The project revolved around the theme of a world without colour, as skin colour will not matter in a colourless world. A book, posters and various merchandise were designed, all in an achromatic colour scheme, following the theme.
other projects live projects photography
1 1. Merchandise designs
2. Poster design 1 3. Poster design 2 4. Cover page of book 5. Sticker designs
LIVE PROJECTS THE “CHRISTMESS” DINNER
Location: Sentosa Boardwalk Part of The Christmas Tree Project and inspired by Alice In Wonderland, the idea was to create an unconventional christmas tree representing a christmas dinner. Various kitchen and dining utensils hang haphazardly to emphasize the casual, messy and fun atmosphere as people catch up over a good meal.
Location: Glocal Village, Temasek Polytechnic Part of an initiative for Global Community Day and Diversity Inclusion You, an event organised by Temasek Polytechnic, a graffiti wall was created, encompassing the theme of diversity and vibrance.
PHOTOGRAPHY 35MM FILM & DIGITAL
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