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EMAIL: ENG.JIAWEI97@GMAIL .COM H P. N O : + 6 5 9 6 5 7 9 8 8 3

Hello, I’m Jia Wei. I believe that design is an act of giving, and am motivated by my curiosity in people and their diverse cultures. Also a heritage enthusiast!

E D U C AT I O N NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE ( 2015 - M a y 2 0 2 1 ) Mas te r of A r c hi t e ct ur e Gr a d ua t e Su p e r vI s or : M r H o W e ng H i n ( S t ud i o La p is ) BC A - I n d u s tr y B ui l t E nv i r o nme nt U n d e r g r ad u at e S cho l a r shi p

DUNMAN HIGH SCHOOL ( 2010-2015) I n te g r ate d P r o g r a mme G C E ‘ A ’ L e ve l E n g l i s h ( Wr i tt e n / S p o k e n) Man d ar i n ( Wri t t e n / S p o k e n) Jap an e s e ( Wri t t e n / S p o k e n)

WORK EXPERIENCES

DESIGN EXPERIENCES

STUDIO LAPIS CONSERVATION PTE LTD

archiVAL EXHIBITION @ NUS

(2 0 2 0 Ju n - Dec) I n t ern s hip | Arc hit ec t u ra l herit a ge res ea rc h & c o n s erva t io n c o n s u lt a n c y

(2020 exhibited work) Y ear 4 Sem 1: Ludic Village

CPG CONSULTANTS PTE LTD

CITY EXHIBITION (CityEx) @ URA

(2 0 1 9 May - Au g) In t ern s hip | S ha pe t he W o rld S u mmit 2019 H ea lt hc a re Arc hit ec t u re Des ign Co n s u lt ancy

(2018 exhibited works) Y ear 2 Sem 1: Arch aeology Y ear 2 Sem 2 : R egeneration

RSP ARCHITECTS

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

(2 0 1 6 Jan ) Pre- U Arc hit ec t J o b- s ha do w in g Pro gra m m e

(2016) Tem asek Hall Stage Sets Construction Com m ittee

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

(2017) Sch ool of Design and E nv ironm ent R ag & Flag Design Head

Pho t o s ho p I llu s t ra t o r I n Des ign Premiere Pro Ms O ffic e Freeha n d S ket c hin g

Au t o Ca d Rhin o c ero s S ket c hU p En s c a pe V- Ra y

(2018) Tem asek Hall R ag & Flag Design Head BASH ev ent P ublicity Designer


CONT

ENTS.

0 1 L U D I C V I L L AG E play village in myanmar slums

0 2 M E R CA N T I L E CO -S Y S TE M enterprise incubator @ people’s park

0 3 A V E R T I CAL H U T O N G exploration of modern hutong in sections

0 4 A R CH AE O L O G Y architecture as an archive

0 5 FO U N D E R ’S M E M O R I AL 2 .0 a covert commemoration


01 LUDIC VILLAGE LUDIC VILLAGE is situated in the slums of Hlaing Tharyar, a suburban industrial zone in Myanmar suscep�ble to floods. In response to a grave circumstance, the project unintui�vely seeks to create environment of play in which residents possess freedom and agency to construct spaces for living and learning. LUDIC VILLAGE is designed as a series of massive bamboo structures inspired by local scaffolding techniques. They form the spa�al boundaries of the village within which spaces are almost en�rely transformable with an extensive kit-of-parts for self-building within the structure.


AXONOMETRIC VIEW OF COMPOUND IN FLOOD CONDITION


FACADE TYPE 1: INHABITABLE + STATIC

HOUSE UNIT TOOKIT

HOUSE UNIT PERSPECTIVE

CLASSROOM UNIT TOOKIT

CLASSROOM UNIT PERSPECTIVE

FARM UNIT TOOLKIT

FARM UNIT PERSPECTIVE

FACADE TYPE 2: INHABITABLE + KINETIC

recycled fabric from garment factory

FACADE TYPE 3: CLIMBABLE

FACADE TYPE 4: SUNSHADING


ELEVATION OBLIQUE VIEW OF COMPOUND

ELEVATION OBLIQUE (ZOOM IN)


FINAL MODEL

PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF COURYARD DURING FLOOD (RIGHT)


02 MERCANTILE ECO-SYSTEM The project inves�gates the poten�al of revitalizing post-modernist complexes in Kreta Ayer as enterprise incubators, inspired by the historical symbio�c economic arrangement and spa�al organiza�on of shophouses in the area. The thesis re-designs ownership structure in exis�ng strata-�tled complexes to facilitate the forma�on of resilient mercan�le eco-systems that was once present in Kreta Ayer, thereby extending the buildings’ lifespan. Adap�ng ideas from Open Building (Habraken, 1961) and the former shophouse economic arrangement, the project demonstrates how the spa�o-mercan�le rela�onship can be reinterpreted programma�cally in these declining post-modernist complexes. The podiums of the complexes are re-purposed as a new typology: co-retailing and co-working spaces that serve as enterprise incubators, intensely shared by complementary tenants (emerging small local enterprises). The chosen site for demonstra�on is People’s Park, the historical mercan�le nucleus of Kreta Ayer.


03 A VERTICAL HUTONG With the end of China's dynas�c era, social stra�fica�on in China vaporized and gave way to an organic division of the tradi�onal courtyard houses (siheyuan) among the urban dwellers. The tradi�onal order of the hutongs (alleys formed by lines of siheyuan) disintegrated, yet the dis�nc�ve culture of ‘Old Beijing’ was birthed: interweaving of alleys, sharing of courtyard compounds, infiltra�on of commercial spaces, informal expansion of dwellings with cheap available material. The hutongs in its early modern years was an intriguing vernacular labyrinth, evolved organically through the way of life and needs of the urban dwellers. As part of the studio agenda to ‘design in architectural sec�ons’, the project explores the idea of a ‘ver�cal hutong’, transla�ng spa�al chacteris�cs of the hutong fabric into an industrial-community typology.


T RAD I TI O N AL MATE R IAL

MO DE RN MA T E RIA L

FUR N I TU R E CO LL E C TI O N

HUTONG I NV ENTORY


TYPICAL STATE OF A SIHEYUAN, BEIJING

T he sihe y uan is a t r a d i �o n a l c o u r t y a r d ho us e c o m m onl y i n Bei j i ng. The house is composed of a central courtyard enclosed by building blocks on four sides, accommoda�ng mul�-genera�onal living. Modern Beijingʼs popula�on boom has turned the siheyuan into housing com -plexes subdivided for mul�ple households with courtyards colonised by informal expansion

CASE STUDY: DASHILA’S HUTONG | FIGURE GROUND


MORPHOLOGICAL STUDY OF SIHEYUAN & HUTONG

VERTICALISING INTO A BUILDING SCALE


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TYPICAL PLAN


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04 ARCHAEOLOGY Once a dairy farm and village, the Wallace Centre and its vicinity retains man-made relics from the past that are forgo�en and go unno�ced easily in this nature park se�ng. Celebra�ng the value of these remnants, the proposed eco-lodge acts as an archive and prompt users to browse the artefacts on site. Ver�cal frame elements are set up in a rhythm that breaks and changes at specific posi�ons to draw a�en�on of users to the artefacts of archeological interest and to accommodate different programmes of the lodge


BEFORE 1929 / forested area

YEAR 1929 / dairy farming

YEAR 1980 / horticulture activities

YEAR 2009 / learning centre


ARTEFACTS CATELOGUE

PROCESS SKETCHES

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VI / excavation, cavity

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/ architectural language


PROCESS MODELS


FLOOR PLANS

PERSPECTIVE SKETCHES


EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC


05 FOUNDER’S MEMORIAL 2.0 The project explores a subversive narra�ve as an alterna�ve proposal for the Founder’s Memorial: a covert commemora�on of the submerged figure Sir Stamford Raffles in founding the modern civilisa�on. Taking cue from conspiracy theories revolving around Raffles and inspira�on from primi�ve forms, the interven�on is a series of stone-like towers that echoes the pentagram forma�on of early establishments of Raffles upon his arrival (the Raffles Statue, Raffles House, Raffles ins�tui�on, Raffles Library and the Civic district). As opposed to the shortlisted design which presents the memorial as a recrea�onal des�na�on, the towers adopt a pre�y serious take in the commemora�on: stacks of auditoriums, research centres, seminar rooms linked by a con�nuous winding stairway, in response to the na�on’s pride on progress and global standing.


CONCEPTUAL COLLAGE

SITE PLAN


SEC TION OF TYPI CAL TOWER


FLOOR PLAN OF TYPICAL TOWER


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Portfolio by Eng Jia Wei (Master of Architecture Graduate)  

National University of Singapore Department of Architecture Master of Architecture Graduate (Year 2021)

Portfolio by Eng Jia Wei (Master of Architecture Graduate)  

National University of Singapore Department of Architecture Master of Architecture Graduate (Year 2021)

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