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01 ARCHAEOLOGY 02 REGENERATION 03 INTEGRAL LANDSCAPE
01 ARCHAEOLOGY Once a dairy farm and village, the Wallace Centre and its vicinity retains man made relics from the past that are easily missed and forgotten in this nature setting. Celebrating the value of these remnants of the past, this eco-lodge serves as an archive and prompts users to take on the perspective of archaeologists in appreciating the artefacts on site. Vertical elements of frames are set ups in a rhythm that breaks or changes at specific positions to draw the attention of users to artefacts of archaeological interest or to accommodate various programmes of the lodge.
BEFORE 1929 / forested area
YEAR 1929 / dairy farming
YEAR 1980 / horticulture activities
YEAR 2009 / learning centre
1970 VII VIII
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02 REGENERATION In our city, we are used to tearing down things and reducing a built land back into a blank slate, before rebuilding on it again. This phenomenon of tabula rasa is a development process that leaves us with no trace of memory in the city. This project explores ways a building can regenerate itself and grow organically to adapt to changing needs of its users, and that preserves relationship and history. It seeks to bring back an understanding of historical scale and relationship instead of demolishing them as a big site.
RECONSTRUCTED SITE PLANOF KAMPONG KUCHAI
THE WINSTEDT SCHOOL (2018)
KAMPONG KUCHAI (1969)
COMPOSITE SITE PLAN OVERLAYING THE FOOTPRINT OF THE FORMER KAMPONG KUCHAI AND THE EXISTING CAMPUS OF THE WINSTEDT SCHOOL.
By studying what used to exist at the site, Kampong Kuchai, ideas of village circulation, spatial
hierarchy and addition logic of the village houses have been translated into a system of spatial organization. The design intervention is a series of clusters inserted into the school building at the current site, employing the derived spatial system.
ITERATION MODEL PHOTOS
The clusters adopt different programs available at the special needs school, illustrating how the same organizational system derived can be adapted to changing demands of the users. Through the device of slanted planes, main learning spaces are defined with a geometry different from its rectilinear subsidiary spaces. The same device also created in-between spaces before cluster entrances for transitional purposes. The system also involve outgrowth of spaces that cantilevers out of the existing building, serving as supplementary spaces with microclimatic design considerations.
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EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC DRAWING SHOWING SERIES OF CLUSTERS INSERTED INTO THE EXISTING SCHOOL BUILDING
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SELECTED SECTION OF DESIGN FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF FAÃ‡ADE / MICROCLIMATIC DEVELOPMENT
PERSPECTIVE RENDERS OF CLUSTERS
SECTION MODEL PHOTOS
03 INTEGRAL LANDSCAPE This project explores the use of a reciprocal module of recycled laminated wax cardboard, with the lamination varied by thickness and length, to create a grid shell roof. The strips are joined together in different methods and in different stacking arrangements to allow for shelter against rain, the growing of plants to shade against the sun, channelling of prevailing winds and the ability to take live loads. These functions are combined into an Integral Landscape where roof, walls and floor merge into one another.
LANDSCAPE Exploration on creating a walkable structure that rises from the ground as a undulating landscape intervention
Exploration on employing the same module to extending landscape structure into a roof
INTEGRATING THE ROOF AND LANDSCAPE Using a pure system of reciprocal arrangement of the module, we created an undulating form that rises from
shelter for its users.
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INTEGRAL LANDSCAPE The
arranged differently at different segments to
allow for shelter against rain, shading
Depending on the program and the purpose the are
the grid shell roof.
floor merge into one another.
TASK SPECIFIC ARRANGMENT
WALKABLE LANDSCAPE Adding modules across tessellation to create platforms for walking
OVERHANGING RAIN SHELTER The same modules are rearranged to form ridges that acts a rain shelter and gutter to drain off
WAXED CARDBOARD LAMINATION Pushing
we chose waxed cardboard as our primary material. 50mm > structural support to ground
30mm > frame suspending rain shelter > live-load bearing walkable area
25mm > typical spanning members
15mm > rain shelter
suitable building material in the tropical context.
WESTERN WING Higher ground to ceiling space with more shading
EASTERN WING Higher porosity in the roof due to lack of overhanging
components to shade the structure from the harsh west
shelter allows the warm east sunlight to enter the roof
sun, providing thermally comfortable spaces for evening
for users of the space to enjoy the morning sun.
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