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Winston Yuen

architecture portfolio

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_Winston Yuen BHSC, EDAC, Student Member AAA

wgkyuen@ucalgary.ca Calgary, AB, Canada 10.07.93 OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position in design, with an interest in healthcare.

Education YALE UNIVERSITY (ACCEPTED 2016) Master of Architecture (MArch I), Yale School of Architecture, New Haven CT UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (2011-PRESENT) Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), Biomedical Science, Cumming School of Medicine, Calgary AB - Honours Thesis: Novel Therapeutics in Blood Cancer - Faculty of Medicine Dean’s List (2011-2015) Minor in Architectural Studies, Faculty of Environmental Design HARVARD UNIVERSITY (SUMMER 2015) Career Discovery Program, Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge MA

Research Experience Morris Lab, Tom Baker Cancer Centre (2014-15) - Honours Thesis: Oncolytic reovirus and sunitinib overcoming therapy resistance in multiple myeloma - Publication pending Waterhouse Lab, Synder Institue of Chronic Disease (2012-2014) - Role of STAT3 and TOLLIP in inflamatory bowel disease

Certification - EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Certification) (2016) - Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control (Harvard Public Health) (2015)

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional Development JOB SHADOWING AND INTERVIEWS - Interview, Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning, Cambridge (2015) - Job Shadow, Guy Pocock, Kasian (2015) - Job Shadow, Bill Marshall, Marshall Tittemore Architects, Calgary(2015) - Job Shadow, Dr. Harold Lau, Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Calgary (2014) - Job Shadow, Dr. Desiree Yow, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary (2014) - Interview, Rollin Stanley, City of Calgary Development and Assessment, Calgary (2013) - Interview, Ronald McIntyre, Cannon Design, Vancouver (2013) - Job Shadow, Daniel Chan, Idisis窶的ntegrated Workplace Management Systems, Calgary (2013) - Job Shadow, Jeremy Sturgess, Sturgess Architecture, Calgary (2011) - Job Shadow, Rick Balbi, Rick Balbi Architects, Calgary (2011)

Skills Digital Modeling: Adobe Suite: Rendering: Other:

Rhino | Grasshopper | AutoCAD | Maya | Revit Photoshop | Illustrator | Indesign Keyshot | Vray Scientific Research | Manuscript Writing

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_Forward

Isolation

the works in this porfolio are interpreted against a distilled protocol of my honours thesis work in novel cancer therapeutics. Thus, these projects are grouped by a common process. It is the hope that through these processes, novel and confounding results can be obtained.

Incubation

5 cm

inoculation

30 Îźm

5 nm

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_PROTOCOL Curriculum Vitae Forward

Isolation

synesthetic symbiosis

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photography

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somerville film archive kaleidoscopic transformations

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observation platform artwork

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Incubation

Inoculation

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The process of

isolation

This x-ray of a multiple myeloma patient shows the cancer infiltrating the bone, causing lesions and fractures

Definition

Isolation is the process of detecting and sequestering a subject of interest. Only then is it possible to take a targeted approach to study and manipulate those substances.

Design

Phenomena are isolated and used as the driving force behind the formal language of the architecture. In photography, subjects can be isolated by cropping and framing to produce an effect.

Cancer

Multiple myeloma cancer cells hide in the bone marrow, impenetrable to most common cancer therapies. By using oncolytic viruses, we can specifically target cancer while avoiding healthy cells.

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ISOLATION

_Synesthetic Symbiosis Fall 2015 University of Calgary ARST 484 - Studio I Instructor: Jason Johnson

Design Brief This house explored the design of a space of habitation for human and animal species. The client is a world renowned violinist and experiences the condition known as synesthesia. Synesthesia is a neurological anomaly where the senses are mixed, and stimulation of one sense can trigger another. In this case, the client is able to ‘see’ sound in colours. Since she was small, the synesthete was obsessed with the sounds of the black-billed magpie, a bird species native to Alberta. She described sound as having “a sparse round grey shape to it”.

Roof and Skylight

“The Magpie has a sparse round grey shape to it” --Synesthete

Interpretation of the magpie’s call in 2D form

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Railway

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Desirable Bird Song traffic

Filtering out undesirable sound and isolating desirable sound

Process

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deflect bad noise

lower to funnel desirable sound

create interstitial audio space

Create Magpie Tunnel Through House

boolean forms

articulate

The site is situated in a semi-urban area, with a major freeway, urban park and railway located adjacent to the site. These wproduce undesirable point source noise for the client’s synesthesia. With Magpies prefering open fields and tall trees, the strategy was to shape the house from external pressures to deflect noise and isolate sounds from the park where the magpies reside. Further to this, spaces for the birds were subtracted from the house massing, creating spaces of interaction.


ISOLATION

Form Generation and Articulation Like catching lightning in a bottle, the design of the house aims to capture the sparsity and shape of the synesthetic experience, turning the house into a “synesthetic landscape� for the other building occupants to experience. Various techniques were used including lofting the profiles of magpie soundwaves and further articulating with grasshopper. Ultimately, T-splines were used in conjunction with grasshopper algorithms to articulate surfaces. The select results of these experimentations are shown on the right.

Material/ Tectonics Order To further emphasize the effect of sparsity, surfaces were fenestrated to allow light penetration. Glossy materials were chosen for the interior to reflect sound and produce echos.

Interior view of kitchen and main stairs

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Garage Storage Washroom Kitchen Foyer Living Space Dining Space

8 - Courtyard/ Auditory experience space 9 - Study 10- Bedroom 11- Master Suite 12- Magpie Viewing tube

North Elevation

South Elevation

West Elevation

East Elevation


ISOLATION

Perspectival section depicting the magpie tunnel

2nd floor hallway with views of bedrooms and courtyard/audio experience space

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_Photography

2012-2015 Select Personal Works

Framing creates the condition for understanding. these photos use this technique to obscure scale, allowing for the viewer to reinterpret the subject matter.

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ISOLATION

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ISOLATION

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The process of

incubation

KMS11 human myeloma cell line used in the testing of novel therapeutics

Definition

Incubation is the period of time for reactions to occur, for substances and substrates to evolve. It is a period of growth or decay, where change in systems can be measured.

Design

Periods of change can greatly inform the design and the context in which a piece of architecture is placed. To incubate is to study and anticipate a certain trajectory for the design. To incubate a design is also to let external pressures evolve it. This can be done by producing multiple iterations, but also designing the process to let algorithms cycle through permutations.

Cancer

In treating cancer, time seems to be the enemy. To let the cancer incubate is to let it grow and metastasize. Some drugs may push the cancer into quiescence. In the laboratory, cancer cells must be incubated and proliferated for experiments to be conducted. It is all a matter of time and change.

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INCUBATION

_Somerville Film Archive Summer 2015 Harvard GSD Career Discovery Instructor: Charlotte Lipschitz

Design Brief The city of Somerville, MA is aiming to build a film archive in the historic Union Square. With two T stations planned to be built in the near vicinity of the site, this presented an opportunity to revitalize the automobile and industry heavy area adjacent to Union square. This project looked at exploring what the typology of a film archive meant, especially with the role of archiving the past, interpreting film in its present, and anticipating what film will bring in the future. Process Sketch

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Legend Site Location

Historical Buildings

Automobile Buildings Subway Lines Future T Station Major Roadway

Site Analysis

drumlin geological formation

carve away to create sound shadow

Upon inspection of the site, it was noted that it was deeply ingrained in history. North of the site was a monument dedicated to the raising of the first American flag on Prospect Hill, Union Square was the mustering site for soldiers in the American Cival War, and the large number of automobile-related buildings are a remnant of the former Ford assembly plant in the area, recalling the era of drive-in theatres. To take this further, the geological history was examined, and found that Somerville is situated on a glacial landscape. The drumlin, a glacial deposit of rock that forms a hill, became the starting point for the form of the film archive.

arrange massing to create enclosure

cut away ground to situate mass

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Plaza space depicting a night market

INCUBATION

Project Vision This project aimed to situate itself to be a cultural icon, establishing monumentality, while respecting the diverse and historical culture of Union Square and Somerville. With a lack of ambient park space, a roof top park was lifted above the surrounding traffic to decrease noise pollution. These spaces doubled as theatre spaces for outdoor movies.

Site Context

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A Floor One

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Main Entrance Lobby Bookshop Cafe/Lounge Projection booth Underground theatre Conference Spaces

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Floor Two 8 - Gallery Areas 9 - Film Preservation Space

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A A Floor Four

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10 - Rooftop Park 11 - Film Vault

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INCUBATION

Outdoor Rooftop Theatre Underground Indoor Theatre

A: Southeast section

B: Northeast Site Section

Rooftop Theatre

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_Kaleidoscopic Transformations Fall 2015 University of Calgary ARST 451 - Graphics I Instructor: Jason Johnson

3D Printed Model

Design Brief A portion of UN Studio’s Mobius House was taken and digitally manipulated to create a new form. Front Elevation

Side Elevation

Process Euclidean transformations and array functions were put into an algorithmic sequence, and numeric queries were set for each parameter. Multiple permutations were produced. Finally, the form was amalgamated using the boolean union command to form a watertight 3D print model.

Cross Section

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Long Section


INCUBATION

Rotate About YZ Plane

Polar Array About Origin

Adjust Array Radius

Copy and Serially Adjust

Rotate Whole About the Origin

Grasshopper Iterations

Transformation Process

Rotate About YZ Axis

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The process of

inoculation

A scanning electron microscope detects the infection of cancer cells with oncolytic viruses

Definition

To inoculate is to introduce an organism into a system. Just as viruses can infect cells and alter their state, so too can a design interventions alter the state of the environment.

Design

To successfully introduce an intervention, the conditions in which is to occur must be fully studied. This can be done through rigorous site analysis, by studying the compositions of a particular subject and through experimentation. This new knowledge is taken forward into the implementation of the final product.

Cancer

Successful oncolytic virus infection the right conditions. Several methods be inoculated with ex vivo allogenic apheresis. Other methods have looked at to produce synergistic responses.

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and destruction of cancer cells requires have been uncovered. Oncolytic viruses can stem cells taken out of the body through the combination with existing chemotherapies


INOCULATION

Built Model

_Observation Platform Fall 2015 University of Calgary ARST 484 - Studio I Instructor: Jason Johnson

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Intervention Location

Design Brief This project focused an understanding of the landscape to a observation platform, and the overall future of the site. The task was to analyze the park adjacent to shaganappi golf course in Calgary, AB. Next, an

ephemeral quality of the site was chosen to integrate into the viewing platform. With an interest in the ephemeral qualities of the site, the strong presence of wind was chosen as the factor that would inform the design of the structure.

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legend 2.0 m/s

1.6 m/s

1.2 m/s

0.8 m/s

0.4 m/s

0.0 m/s

09/28/15 Prevailing wind: 3.6m/s at 125 째

09/30/15 Prevailing wind: 3.1 m/s at 320 째

10/03/15 Prevailing wind: 7.8 m/s at 340 째

Site Analysis Wind direction and intensity were measured at ground level across the site using a vaneometer, reading wind speeds with a maximum of 2.0 m/s. Data was recorded over three time points across 6 days. It was noted that predominant winds were northsouth, and direction is influenced by both topography and vegetation. With viewsheds and site circulation in mind, the observation platform was placed in a location with a consistent strong presence of wind.

Cumulative data

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Wind Tunnel Studies

INOCULATION

Venturi Effect

Wind Curvature

Wind Tunnel Studies To visualize how wind interacts with structures, a dryice wind tunnel was built and sketch models were subjected to testing. In conclusion, 4 types of wind conditions were abstracted into a ‘kit of parts’ that allowed for these wind conditions to occur.

Turbulent Wind

Dampened Flow

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Site Context

West Elevation

Plan: Upper Platform

East Elevation

Plan: Lower Platform

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Isometric view showing locations of wind effects

INOCULATION

Dampened Flow Wind Curvature

Turbulent Wind

Venturi Effect

Approach to the observation platform

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_Artwork

2008-2011 Select Personal Works

_Mosaic

Summer 2011 Acrylic on canvas Personal Work

This piece was commissioned by the centennial celebration group of of Calgary’s chinatown community. A group of twelve artists were selected to each paint a zodiac animal, which was displayed in a gallery.

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this piece now sits in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. To understand the twisting, torquing movement of a bull, the bone structure and anatomy of the animal was carefully studied. As a commentary on canadianchinese culture, the bull’s movement is complimented by the mosaic: strength through diversity.


INOCULATION

_Figure 8

Summer 2008 conte crayon on paper Personal Work

The eighth attempt in a series experimenting with a limited colour palette to vary and control tone.

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INOCULATION

_Under the Microscope Summer 2015 Vector-based Digital Media Personal Work

Line weight is varied in this oblique axonometric drawing of Calgary’s downtown core to produce a distinct effect.

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