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e a catalog of works

2012 - 2013


CONTENT


03 URBAN-REGEN 13 DISTRIBUTION 22 HUMANITIES 27 WANDERLUST 32 CREATIVE THINKING 34 PLACEMAKING

collective | urban pulse

RE-UP CYCLING CENTRE + BACKPACKERS HOSTEL, TAIPING TOWN, PERAK

form | people | community

CINTRA’S GROCER (W/ RESIDENTIAL UNITS) LEBUH CINTRA, GEORGETOWN, PENANG

container | hotel | health cafe

YUMMY CAPSULES, NO. 1, JALAN UNIVERSITY, PETALING JAYA

origin | sustaining | culture

PANDANUS CRAFT WEAVING LEARNING CENTRE, BATANG KALI, SELANGOR

dedicated | personal hideout

STROKE HOUSE, BETWEEN COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE

POSTERS, MAGAZINE, BROCHURES


PLACEMAKING

collective | urban pulse

RE-UP CYCLING CENTRE + BACKPACKERS HOSTEL, TAIPING TOWN, PERAK


intersection between jalan idris and panggung wayang car park

old market

SITE ANALYSIS

old market intersection between jalan kota and jalan idris

pedestrian

primary

secondary

proposed green linkage

secondary

Landmarks, Nodes, Access, Views and Green Linkages are study to respond to the form and functions of the building.

primary

view out: retail

view out: mountain view out: heritage

view in


responding to neighbouring heights’

backlanes (service core)

MASSING STRATEGIES

main road (jalan idris)

The entrance of the building is determined by the access of the roads while the heights and hiearchy of the spaces are determined by the neighbouring building to correspond to the activities happening within the site.

direct sunlight (indoor green linkage)

view to mountain

p sem rivate i pu -publi blic c

retail facing retail

heritage buildings (social connectivity)

black bricks (natural ventilation and fenestration)

rain channel from courtyard to rwh tank located on ground

Construction method is proposed based on waste found around site. Left over raw bricks from the abandoned constructions were baked in black and used as facade treatment for the entire building while the reinforcement of the slabs uses recycle plastic balls.


GROUND FLOOR PLAN


FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

FOURTH FLOOR PLAN


SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE Z-Z’ | COURTYARD AS THE CENTER


OVERLOOKING THE COURTYARD FROM RECEPTION AREA: WHERE COMMUNITY MEETS The brief calls for an architecture-environmental challenge towards the Taiping Town. The programme, Re=Up Cycling Centre does not only works as an environmentalist but as well as to create awareness among the people and reconnect the young adults and children at the site through events that enhance creativitiness and spell F-U-N. Merging with the secondary programme, Backpackers Hostel gives an opportunity for exchange culture as well as foreigners to earn enough pocket money to move around in Taiping. The project aims to not create a small recycle plant instead to create a learning experience.


BREAKOUT AREA VIEWING OUT TO TAIPING MOUNTAIN

EVENT HALL AND OPEN WORKSHOPS: INTERNATIONAL MEETS LOCAL


Having the site located in a furniture district area allows wood and cardboards to be collected while plastics, aluminiums and papers can be collected from the old market nearby which generates most waste in the town itself. These materials can be sorted out and reused in different stages of creative workshops and also enhances the difficulty level in creating a new product. Having said that, recycle is a way to generate new product while upcycling is a way to increase value through existing materials. Whether in manufacturing or creativity, both benefits the town and the people. Sustainable community is then become the goal of this entire project.

WALL SECTION SHOWING CONSTRUCTION


SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE X-X’


SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE Y-Y’


URBAN-REGEN

form | people | community

CINTRA’S GROCER, LEBUH CINTRA, GEORGETOWN, PENANG


VIEW OF COURTYARD WITH DAYLIGHT PENETRATING INTO URBAN FARMING

built form through routes

functions remold the form

CONCEPTUAL MASSING STRATEGIES W/ STIE RESPONSE


GROUND FLOOR PLAN


Cintra’s Grocer/General Food Store is a combination of hawker market squares, brew bar, urban farming and three units of different living style; one for the owner and two to be rented out. The concept of this programme is to encourage the young and old of the cintra community to GROW-EAT-MAKE within the town itself. Urban farming not only grows fresh vegetables and roasted coffee beans but produces fresh air within and buffers out noise from the main traffic from entering into the building. Nevertheless, having traditional brew bar with chinese tea cups drinking style incorporated into the programme to make a statement that traditional is also modern in a way. Also inspired by narrow back alleys, the pathway of cintra is designed into the building itself as alleys are not just ordinary backlanes but filled with surprises. Only with the act of youth, the street is reactivated.

VIEW FROM LEBUH CINTRA’S SHOPHOUSES


FIRST FLOOR PLAN (TOP), SECOND & THIRD FLOOR PLAN (BOTTOM)


BACK ALLEY LOOKING OUT AT GREEN CORRIDORS | PUBLIC SPACE


SECTIONAL DETAIL: VERTICAL PLANTATIONS USING POLYPROPYELENE BOXES


COMMUNITY KITCHEN


Community Kitchen: Where the Community Meets


RAW BRICKS AS FINISHES

CONCRETE WALL AS RAILING

HYDROPONIC SYSTEM

SOFT GRASS FOR SITTING GREEN ROOF SYSTEM

SECTIONAL DETAIL: HYDROPONIC SYSTEM & GREEN ROOF CREATES PLAY SPACE


ELEVATION ALONG LEBUH CAMPBELL


‘ALLEY’ CONCEPT WITH GROCERS AND MARKET SQUARES ELEVATION ALONG LEBUH CINTRA


SECTION A-A’ | RELATION OF SPACES W/ SITE


HOTEL


HEALTH CAFE


DISTRIBUTION

container | hotel | health cafe

YUMMY CAPSULES, NO. 1, JALAN UNIVERSITY, PETALING JAYA


GROUND FLOOR PLAN


ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSING: i. SAVE COST A house built from used shipping containers cost significantly less than a conventional house with the same usage area and space. ii. ECO-FRIENDLY reusing transport receptacles lessens the impact of the use of conventional construction materials like brick, cement, and wood. iii. DURABLE PROJECTS Shipping boxes comply with ISO standards, and are easily stacked with many layers (tiers) in transit and storage. That feature makes their use in building multi-storied houses easy and safe.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS AS BUILT FORM


FIRST FLOOR PLAN


SECOND FLOOR PLAN


ELEVATION ALONG JALAN UNIVERSITY WITH LANDSCAPING AND PLAYGROUND


UPON ARRIVAL SECTION OVERLOOKING HEALTH CAFE AND HOTEL


HUMANITIES

origin | sustaining humanities | culture

PANDANUS CRAFT WEAVING LEARNING CENTRE, BATANG KALI


GROUND FLOOR PLAN


ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY OF SPACES THROUGH DOUBLE VOLUME SPACE


Located in Kampung Hulu Tamu between the housing area and fish pond, this learning centre was designed to promote exchange culture between the visitors and the Orang Asli. Within an 800sqm, the three storey building is wrapped with bamboo sticks to resemble the threads on a weaving machine . The definition between weave, weaving and weaved were put into thoughts as to translate the spaces; giving a twist to the arrangement. Above all, the objective of this learning centre not only to exchange culture but to increase the economy, regain the culture practice in the village and to strengthen the unity between the Orang Asli as well as with the visitors.

CRAFT WORKSHOP

SOUVENIR SHOP

COURT

SECTION A-A’


FIRST FLOOR PLAN

PANDANUS ‘PICK ME UP’ AREA

DYE AND DRY AREA

TYARD GALLERY

SECOND FLOOR PLAN


OUTDOOR CRAFT WORKSHOP

DISCUSSION AREA


STAIRCASE INSPIRED BY WEAVING PATTERNS

DYE AND DRY AREA

COURTYARD SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE


WANDERLUST

dedicated | personal hideout

STROKE HOUSE, BETWEEN COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE


MYOCARDIUM: SECTION A-A’ impenerable | people as priority | distance SECTIONS Personal dwelling was designed based on the 3 layers of heart.

Myocardium is the thickest layer of the heart made of pure muscle and it gets damaged during a heart attack. It makes up the bulk of the heart. Endocardium is the thin layer of tissue heart that lines the heart’s chambers and valves. Pericardium is the sac that encloses the heart. It is also known as the outermost layer of the heart. (Source: Wikipedia, 2013)

PERICARDIUM: SECTION B-B’ freedom | alone time


ENDOCARDIUM: SECTION C-C’ hide out |peace of mind | embracing perfections in imperfections


IMAGINING CITIES RAISSA + KL + TIM BURTON

In the eyes of Tim Burton, Raissa city is filled with sharp edged buildings representing the life of the city people just like the saying ‘a short life is a sharp life’. These edges portrays a very unpleasant sight when being stared at a long time; felt like one being pushed to the corners and left with not much choices in life. Black birds flying across the city and poppy flowers growing on grasses also portray an impression of permanent unhappiness in the city where death seems to be a normal event. Nevertheless, at every of these moments, there are minority people who still keeps the positivity in their imagination. Bright red stripes randomly painted on the sharp edged buildings making the city less forbidding as well as the bright sky and green grass and leaves filling into the details somehow overpowered the black birds and poppy flowers creating an invisible connection between the people and city where we are bind to one another to keep going on in life whether we realize it or not. [An elective taken in Bachelors: In Adaptation]


IMAGINING CITIES RAISSA + KL + JIMI HENDRIX

Jimi Hendrix fits perfectly in the city where everything he sees are filled in colors reflecting his extreme in emotions merging joy and sorrow splashed all over the city whether at the pathways, on the vehicles or on the building. Whether the form of the building is new or old and whether the guy on the pathway looks hopeless or the girl trying to stay strong in the city, he just paint them in colors to express his sympathy towards them. Even if the movies screening are acting out what the people of the city are up to which are ruthless but he color the posters and turns them into joy. In his eyes, the city is in a reversal condition where the current is the future. It all just depends on how we look at things whether the city is filled with brutality or not as long as we paint them in our own views and wrap them with our own thoughts, everything turns into hope. [An elective taken in Bachelors: In Adaptation]


IMAGINING CITIES RAISSA + KL + INSTAGRAMMER

Instead of double-dealing to the world with colors, the instragram-mer looked at the city and painted the city blue to express their feelings of the current condition of the city in real time where everything seems dull and brutal. People wondering around the street are the ones who face the city without a filter in their perspective. Without a solution and feeling depress left them continue wondering while the lights which are randomly lit on the building and on the bus screen expresses the minority of people who are trapped inside and looking out from their view who are still keeping their hopes high towards a revolution to happen in the city where people can be happy again and life could be much more simpler just like the old retained buildings. These hopes are beaming all over the city trying to convey a message to the people who are wondering around the street hoping they could keep their faiths just like the minority did. [An elective taken in Bachelors: In Adaptation]


ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE THE LESSER KNOWN

A compilation of lesser known yet inspiring works by Malaysian architects; SCDA, Building Bloc, Karlson Architects, Visage Architect and many more from residential to religious, commercial and adaptive reuse. This magazine also features interviews and discussions regarding selected works. [An elective taken in Bachelors: Publishing Architecture]


BUILDING INFO BROCHURES CCTV + 30 ST. MARY AXE

Trifold stand brochures that features the details of CCTV Building and 30 St. Mary Axe on their IBS system. [An elective taken in Bachelors: Industrialised Building System]


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__________ elaine leow

No. 53, USJ 3/1E, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


Portfolio (2012 2013)