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W. 1 Architecture as a Discourse state of the art project: Highline

W. 1 Architecture as a Discourse state of the art project: Project name: Highline Location: New York Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro




The High Line is a precedent urban park that reclaims a former elevated railroad for new use, promoting timely principles of ecological sustainability, urban regeneration and adaptive reuse. Preservation and innovation come together to establish an urban corridor for habitat, wildlife and people. In addition to providing valuable open space for New York City, the High Line has become an economic generator for the neighborhood, attracting investment toward new cultural institutions, commercial and residential development. Inspired by the landscape that grew out of the abandoned railway line a sense of green space and freedom a idea of transforming into an exceptional public open space green space. a public space blends plant life

This innovative and creative project represent the beauty of the High Line, the design aims to refit this industrial conveyance into a postindustrial instrument of leisure. Inspired by its intended use and popularity as a new public space. This is some aspects we can include in our Gateway project EOI, which is a public space blends plant life. The multi-purpose infrastrure along the princess highway contains special features, including a water feature, viewing platforms, a sundeck, and gathering areas to be used for performances, art exhibitions and so on.

W. 1. Architecture as a Discourse

W. 1. Architecture as a Discourse

state of the art project: ‘Hairstyle Interface’/- x Architekten I found the most interesting thing about this project is the facade. The entire facade acts as an effective store sign through a three-dimensional architectural (hair) wave which runs along the exterior. At the same time, this dynamic design fulfils another important function: vertically, it runs like a curtain over the glazed facade, offers a degree of privacy, and thus supports the atmosphere and the character of the salon. The form of this project is surprisingly made, it inspired me about how to create a unique form of wyndham city getaway project to serve as a landmark in this area.

above: the entrance of salon below: the pattern of the exterior facade

above: the vertical section blow: the horizontal section

W. 1. Architecture as a Discourse

W. 1. Architecture as a Discourse



state of the art project: ‘UK Pavilion at Shanghai EXPO 2010 ' / Thomas Heatherwick

The centerpiece of the pavilion is the seed cathedral, a six storey high cube-like structure, pierced by approximately 60 000 x 7.5m long slim transparent acrylic rods which sway gently in response to any wind movement. during the day each of these rods act like fibre optic filaments, drawing on daylight in order to illuminate the interior. at night, light sources at the interior end of each rod allow the whole structure to glow from the outside. The important factor of a successful pavillion is to catch attention and create the connection between visitors and pavillion, these issues should be considered when we design our getaway project. The designer play with the idea of inside and outside inspired me a lot and it is relevant to our "FIELD" concept.

This is another great precedent inspired me a lot. During the day, slender transparent fibre optic rods draw daylight inwards to illuminate the interior. At night, light sources inside each rod allow the whole structure to glow. As the wind moves past, the building and its optic “hairs” gently move to create a dynamic effect. I think it is quite relevant to out Gateway project because clients required a eye-catching object.

Project name:Yokohama International Passenger Terminal Architects: Foreign Office Architects Location:Yokohama ,Japan

I chose this inspiring precedent because FOA creatitly to structure the precinct of the pier as a fluid, uninterrupted and multi-directional space, rather than a gateway to flows of fixed orientation. And also meanwhile it creates a folding landscape and wavy surface which is quite relevant to our group's design intention. But the problem is how can we develop a series of programmatically specific interlocking circulation loops allow drivers to pass through? This project has many similarities of Wydham City Getaway project, give us a idea of manipulating the landscape by folding to create a fluid space. I was greatly inspired by the effect of topograhy FOA produced, i think this can be inclulded in my EOI arguement.

The project is then generated from a circulation diagram that aspires to eliminate the linear structure characteristic of piers, and the directionality of the circulation." FOA


W. 2. Computation in Architecture

W. 2. Computation in Architecture

Scripting was essential to the design process to help us resolving issues and enabling a more efficient construction process. As we mentioned in this project, the use of computational tools to translate the data which became the layout of the structure. The use of computation tools allows the new way of representing design and a innovative way of processing construction. Kolarevic mentioned that "parametric design calls for the rejection of fixed solutions and for an exploration of infinitely variable possibilities. This means with the use of parametrics, we can design an infinite number of similar objects to create an unpredictable complex structure.this should be included in my gateway project design

Project name: Seroussi Pavillion Designer: Alisa Andrasek Year:2007


W. 3. Parametric Design This preoject revealed the parametric design can provide a powerful conception of architectural form by describing a range of possibilities, replacing in the process stable with variable, singularity with multiplicity. The designer of Paramatric bridge Daniel Gillen used Rhino and Grasshoppoer as design tool, by using parametrics, he could create an infinite number of similar objects, geometric manifestations of a previously articulated schema of variable dimensional, relational or operative dependencies. When he assigned specific values to these variables, the paricular fluid form of the bridge was created from a potentially infinite range of possibilities.

"Parametric approach to design, if consistently applied from its conceptual phase to its materialization, profoundly changes the entire nature and the established hierarchies of the building industry, as well as the role of the architect in the processes of building."

Project name: Paramatric Bridge Architect: Daniel Gillen

W. 3. Parametric Design The International Terminal at Waterloo Station in London, by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, offers a clear demonstration of conceptual and developmental benefits afforded by the parametric approach to design. The buildling is essentially a 400 m long glass-clad train shed, with a "tapering" span that gradually shrinks from 50m to 35m. Its narrow sinuous plan is determined by the track layout and the difficult geometry of the site, which is the main source of the project's complexity and which gives such potency and significance to Grimshaw's design, especially its spectacular roof structure. As shown by this project, parametrics are paritcularly useful for modeling the geometry of complex building forms. In the Wyndham City Gateway Project, its important to use computational tools to aid the design process.

"Parametric design calls for the rejection of fixed solutions and for an exploration of infinitely varioable possibilities" Kolarevic 2003

Project Name: International Terminal Waterloo Construction year: 1993 Architect(s) : Nicholas Grimshaw Architects

above: Waterloo International Terminal- Geometry Diagram below: The roof structure of Waterloo International Terminal


W. 4. EOI: Research Project:: CUT: Develop Matric experiment 7 inputs 7 associations 1 output(Rotation) In parametric design, it is the parameters of a paricular design that are declared, not its shape. In my matric experiment, i tried to assign different values to the parameters, different objects or configurations can be created. During the development of the matrices, i focus on changing output of each and creating patten that would illustrate the movement of the object surface.

7 inputs 7 associations 1 output(Component)


W. 5. EOI: Research Project:: CUT: Develop

Reverse-Engineered Case Study The BANQ restaurant designed by Office dA is another inspiring precedent to use in terms of parametric design. Office dA architects have developed a striated wood-slatted system that conceals the view of the mechanical, plumbing, and lighting systems on the longitudinal axis, while offering a virtual canopy under which to dine. The effect of contour lines and the landscape correspond with the design appoach for our Gateway Project. In addition, Kostas Terzidis suggest a seqquential juxtaposition is a configuration where a series of changes to a form are laid on in a sequential fashion. The use of computational tools allow us to general more possibilities of design outcome.

Project name: BANQ restaurant Architects: Office dA architects Location: Boston


W. 6. EOI: Research Project:: CUT: Develop

PHYSICAL MODELS I. Reversed landscape models Our solution is primarily threefold: first the invention of a new dynamic surface. In the stage I of physical models, the different length of paper strips create a dynamic surface at the bottom most. Each strips has a slightly different length and foms a unity surface which has movement when air moves around. However, the strips only create a significant surface change in one axis. The stage II reversed landscape model is built to emphasize the dynamic surface.

W. 6. EOI: Research Project:: CUT: FABRICATE

PHYSICAL MODELS II. Field Models Field volume is represented through split landscape into few strips. This model well illustrated the relationship between inside and outside. The relatively flat topograpy has been taken into consideration. We also intended to frame the scenery along prince highway. In a result of enhancing the driving experience through this Getaway.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST By using computational design tools for the Wyhadam City Gateway Design project, ideas of iconic gateway can be created. Our group has always been to try and respect the character of the proposed site itself and not destroy the very properties that made it such a magical phenomenon in the first place. In the end, we develop our concept from FIELD, LANDSCAPE & ENCOUTER.

In contrast to the speed of High Line project, the experience of the Wydham City Getaway project is marked by fastness. Major constraints included extreme conditions associated with an elevated structure, such as its exposure to speed, wind and sunlight and difficulty of providing public access via elevated structure.

CHANGING FUTURE We also consider the future planning of wyndham city. Since wyndham city is one of the fastest growing local government areas in Australia, with our design project, it increase the land value as well as drawing population from the urban area of wyndaham and creating a unique landmark to wyham city. As shown on the screen, the future urban grow boundary will be extended by our design project.


W. 7. EOI: Research Project:: CUT: FABRICATE

DIGITAL ENTRY In the digital computation, such an approach could be relevant for determining the the dynamic lanscape effect.


MID SEMESTER SUBMISSION REFLECTION 。 Strong concept and good exploration models 。 The presentation is well choreograph 。 Need more focus on Highline project 。 Need improvement on our fabracated physical models (Scale) 。 Accoustic issues 。 Need improvement on Computational tools, work on skills 。 Playing more with models



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