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Design works from 2009 to 2014 by Frederic Chang Chi Chih

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Contents Industrial design

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Symbiosis

An exploration of materials

Ambivalence

Attired Green

Lampshade Deformable Vase/Pot collaboration with Chen Pai-I

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Bedesk

Work & sleep at home.

Easy Turn

Foldable Cabinet

Fog Messenger Digital Message Board


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Yellow Chair

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Little Lantern

Collaboration with Lin Yi-Tsen

Collaboration with Lin Yi-Tsen

Interior design

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Blank Canvas

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InHouse

Living space for the artist

The vendor booth in the campus


Self Introduction Chang Chi-Chih Frederic

Contact Email: s_155298@yahoo.com.tw Mobile phone: 886-956-768935

Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan Date of birth: 29th, November, 1989


Experience Workshops • Ben Hughes (Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design), Taipei, July 2010 • Byung Hoon Choi, Wood & Stone Design of Tranquillity workshop at Boisbuchet, by Centre Pompidou and Vitra Design Museum, France, August 2011. • Benjamin Hubert, Symbiosis workshop at Boisbuchet, by Centre Pompidou and Vitra Design Museum, France, August 2013.

Competitions • BAN Design – Creative Product Exhibition: Won the opportunity to participate in the final showcase exhibition with “Yellow Chair” and “Little Lantern”, 2011. • Other competitions : Uneec Applied Design Award; International Design Award; Red Dot Design Award; Franz Award; Homeless Design Competition; Cork Competition from Domainede Boisbuchet.

Work • Bonnsu - Intern, 2013 Participated Projects: Dechnology - collaboration with ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) Mistique: package design

Education • September 2008 - June 2012 : Bachelor Degree of Industrial Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) • February 2010 - June 2011 : Interior Design Program, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)

Skills and knowledge • Main design skills: product design, interior design • Design software tools : Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe InDesign; Cinema 4D; Pro Engineer; Autodesk Alias; Autodesk Showcase; Keyshot; Google SketchUp


Symbiosis

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An exploration of materials

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Summer workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet, France, 2013

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Workhop tutor: Benjamin Hubert

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British designer Benjamin Hubert’s first summer workshop in Domaine de Boisbuchet involved researching about materials that could be found on the domain. This was the basis for a material library which was organised according to the key features of each material. Afterwards, participants had to combine different materials with different features and consider any potential use for product design.

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Ambivalence

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Lampshade collaboration with Chen Pai-I

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In this workshop, we were trying to integrate materials with two types of features: porosity and heavyweight. “Water-permeability” was the criteria we used to differentiate materials grouped under “porosity”, whereas for materials under “heavyweight” we used “high-density”. After several rounds of experimentation and exploration, we produced a series of lampshades made of a combination of iron net and PU foam sheets. The PU foam had been selected because it is easy to shape and creates brightness as light goes through it.

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The textile-like faรงade is formed by numerous small pieces of iron net, which crucially control the shape, as if these were small precious stones. This came out of exploring the essence of the function of iron nets through successive prototypes. Though the iron net is the crucial design element, it is amusing that it is not noticeable unless the lamp is closely looked at.

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a series of fine simplification to iron nets

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The inspiration of the name “Ambivalence“ came from the relationship between these two opposed materials. The PU foam sheet is a soft material that does not retain its shape, whereas the iron net is a stiff material that easily retains its shape. Although they expose very different features, when successfully integrated together, they form a very lightweight and easily fabricated lampshade. We also see the potential for DIY lamps. Without limiting a certain form, every piece can be one-of-a-kind.

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To increase the stability and the possibility of mass production, silicone gel is considered as a very suitable material. Leaving the iron net inside the silicone gel before its solidification is the best way to produce a more stable structure, enhancing the convenience for DIY consumers.

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After several experiments, a combination of silicone gel, iron net, and fishing strings has been made. In order to keep iron nets in a certain position, fishing strings are bound behind the mould and also become part of the hanging structure after completion of the product. The transparency of fishing strings reduces the visual interference and creates a sparkling texture as the light goes through.

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Attired Green

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Deformable vase/pot

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This design idea was also conceived during the workshop. The PU foam absorbs water because of its porosity, and the combination of iron strings and PU foam is easy to shape. Therefore, it seemed a natural direction to use these materials to develop changeable vases or plant pots.

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This concept breaks the preconceived idea of a vessel with water inside. The plant stands on the foam that has absorbed water, the shape of the vase is formed around the size and shape of the plant. The function of the foam can be extended and substitute for soil with the use of liquid fertiliser. Thus, the ability of water absorption and a stable structure are crucial.

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According to researches, PVA foam has been found as the best candidate because of its outstanding capability to absorb and retain water.


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The iron net or strings attached to the foam limit the possibility of structural development and they are also not convenient for users to change the shape easily.

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Variations of vases/pots

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2 centimetres thick foam sheets are thick enough to support the plant. The design focused on how the sheet of foam can be shaped using various clothing accessories such as zippers, buttons, strings, and magnets.


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There is no doubt that all human beings need fit clothes. This new concept is to treat and think of plants as humans: a suitable outfit can also enhance the beautiful organic curves of plants. The user can adjust the vase or pot to an appropriate shape according to the appearance of plants.


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The bottom can be folded inside so that the roots or the bottom part of stems can be in contact with the foam and the whole plant can lean on the side of the vase. Magnets can be inserted into the foam so to stabilise the whole structure on an iron plate. Besides being the base of the whole vase, the iron plate is also a vessel that can supply water for 5 to 7 days.

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Bedesk

Work and sleep at home.

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Size desk: 123.5x83x135cm bed: 203.5x900x55cm

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Material: Plywood, air mattress

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Issue As the world’s overall population keeps increasing, the residents, especially from urban areas, will have less and less space available. On the other hand, further technology innovation and changes in work patterns will continue to encourage home working. The current de-materialisation trend will also contribute fully institutionalise mobile devices such as tablet computers.

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Therefore, home workers will have a more and more pressing need for versatile areas in the living space. As a result, the initial design idea is to produce a configurable space, making it possible to save more space, and also combine functions in the same space.

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Foldable desk and chair

Combination of bed and desk, with hinges or tracks

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Initial ideas

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The idea of combining functions makes more sense for small spaces. Bed is one of the biggest pieces of furniture most people have in their house and it is never used during working time.

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Small scaled miniature

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There are two steps to transform the desk to a bed. The function of the box at the bottom is to store electronic devices and documents. Air is automatically blown into the mattress when the bed is folded down.

The three view drawing of bed

Unit: mm

The structure of Bedesk is designed around two perpendicular lines of hinges. To prevent the bed board to fold down accidentally, the hinges have to be forced continuously while rotating.

The three view drawing of desk

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Unit: mm

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1. Unfold the side board.

2. Fold down the bed board.

3. Finish.


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The air mattress is also a surface de c o r a t io n wh e n it is not in used. Considering the solidness and lightness of this furniture, plywood is the main material.

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Easy Turn

Foldabe cabinet

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Size: 99x39.8x30 cm

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Material: Plywood, painted surface

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How can we manage and store objects more efficiently in the living space? In a living space, pieces of furniture or home accessories are normally assigned a specific permanent location. However, people have a variable need for storing temporary object such as newspapers, magazines, documents, textbooks, and other consumable products. Also, there is a need for storing objects that are not accessed often, such as: documents to archive, stamp collections, old photo books, etc. Consequently, the storage capacity of the living space must be variable.


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The initial design is lightweight and stackable cabinets in an appearance similar to ice cube boxes. Another design is a rectangular board with two foldable hooks on each side, which requires installation of hooks or rings on the wall or ceiling. As for the last design idea, a foldable, leaning rectangular-shaped cabinet with hinges, is the most efficient and convenient way to change the storing space.

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To solve the difficulty of storing folded parts of cabinet, a compound of hinges and sliding tracks is the best way to keep the folded cabinet a rectangle, which is able to be placed in another cabinet. Each part of the cabinet can be folded separately, making it easier for users to adjust the number of storing cabinet parts.

Steps to fold the cabent 1.

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Test of the cabinet structure, strong but changeable.

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The sliding track of the folded cabinet

Hinge

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The sliding track of the extended cabinet

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Fog Messenger

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Digital message board

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Size: 110x64x5 cm

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Material: Transparent touch screen, metal plated frame

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With the rapid evolution of technology over the past recent years, people can more and more conveniently communicate over long distances using instant messaging solutions. However, people leaving under the same roof are sometimes not given the same attention. Communication technology can help families, room-mates, and people sharing the same living space. People physically sharing the same space exchange much more than words typed on a keyboard, they can hear each other’s voices, feel each other’s smell or share physical contact with the same objects. Those are sources of emotions.

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Keyboards are such popular writing devices that they sometimes overshadow the importance of handwriting. Handwriting not only presents a personal characteristic, but also expresses the mood while writing.

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The invention of touch screens offers handwriting a new opportunity: a communication tool at home taking advantage of technology in a way that can be more interesting for people leaving under the same roof.

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Many people used to leave reminding n ot e s t o o t h e r s i n noticeable places such as a fridge or a door. As a result, the idea of a digital message board came up with a more interesting way to leave the message: writing with fingers on a piece of foggy glass, which is very intuitive and natural.

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Initial design ideas

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After several brainstorming sessions, the most intuitive design is a combination of touch screen and window. The entire message board is divided into sections of different sizes; each one has a different colour for identification. Because visual messages can also include drawings, logos or symbols, they convey a richer and sometimes more precise meaning: this is a key feature of this concept. The user are able to draw on the board unrestrainedly.

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The appearance of this design is coincidentally similar to art works from Piet Mondrian, which brings modern fine art elements to this technological product and contributes to a more harmonious environment.

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1. Not used.

2. After eaving the message.

3. The message become invisible gradually.

4. Screen with invsible message.

5. The message appears after being touched.

6. Erase the message by hand.


Solar panel

The message board is made of transparent touch screens powered by solar panels. The fogproof screen reduces the possibility of interference from the weather.

Solar panel

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Three view drawings

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Yellow Chair

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Designed and made with Lin, Yi-Tsen

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Size: 40x38x62cm

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Material: Recycled furniture parts

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The tremendous amount of rubbish produced everyday is becoming a significant issue nowadays. Through searching in rubbish storage areas, many useable objects and furniture parts were found, including desk and chair tops, iron tubes, and clothes.


The shape of folding desk tops are similar to the side view of a chair. Thus, an idea of children seat has been conceived due to the size of desk tops.

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Sources of recycled material parts

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In spite of the fact that it is not easy to create a sense of value with recycled rubbish, we polished and varnished the surface of desk tops and also injected glue to enhance the stability of the chair.

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By covering the old chair top with recycled clothes, this chair has been given a new life. The feature of clothes – buttons and waist belt, were chosen to emphasize the specific character of the chair and attractiveness, which can be a variation with diverse recycled clothes.


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Every parts are connected with an iron part underneath.

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Little Lantern

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Designed and made with Lin, Yi-Tsen

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Size: 17x17x37cm

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Material: Dry calyxes of lotus,plastic bottle, iron wire

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Concept

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Little Lantern is a table lamp made from the dry calyxes of a lotus, which brings a warm sensation to living spaces. Lotuses are commonly planted in Asia. It stands for eastern culture and the past moment. Furthermore, there are many lotus patterns used on traditional Chinese furniture. The intention is to look into the past in a contemporary way.

The dry calyxes are hollowed out and set on the bottom of a recycled plastic bottle. The texture of this material reminds people of the warm feeling of wood, which was widelyused as the material of houses in the past.


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The support of the lampshade resembles the stem, which makes the entire shape look like a bunch of flowers.

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Blank Canvas

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Concept This is a living space designed towards the house owner’s habits and environmental conditions. The space is given a sense of modernity as rectangular and cubic shapes are repeating. Most walls are kept blank, like a blank canvas waiting for the artist's creation.

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Located in the centre of the entire space, the spiral staircase becomes a visual highlight. The shape of the ceiling follows the edge of the mezzanine. The indirect light installed between the upper window and the lower window looks like a beam between the windows. Because of the height limit, ceiling-mounted luminaires are widely-used.

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Customer: The customer is a single high school mathematics teacher and amateur painter.

Environment condition: The apartment is in fifth floor with a south-facing entrance. The location is close to Fine Arts Museum in Taipei, an area with civilised atmosphere.

Special requirement: A painting studio, a study room, and walls for hanging paintings. The painting studio requires a ventilated and wide room, because of the toxic emanations of oil paint. The study is a space for editing class handouts and correcting student’s assignments.

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Living room:

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Due to the requirement of the painting studio, the living room is designed under the mezzanine, which is closer to the entrance. The house owner can easily access the living room from the entrance.

Entrance: The high ceiling entrance provides a feeling of wide space and also makes mezzanine act as a balcony. The wall without windows on the right is completely blank for hanging paintings or painting on the wall.


Kitchen:

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The L-shaped kitchen is more compact than t r a d i t i o n a l kitchens, and also keeps the entire kitchen space under the mezzanine. The dinning space is a bar between the kitchen and the painting studio which saves eve more space.

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Painting studio:

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The painting studio is the largest room in the apartment with the best natural lighting, ventilation, and greater privacy. The wall under the beam is completely blank for the house owner's hanging art works.

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Bedroom:

The bathroom and toilets are setup beside the wall with windows, to diminish humidity. The toilet on the mezzanine makes the house owner able to go to quicker wash at getup time.

The space with best privacy. The closet is hidden into the wall, under the beam, which better integrates them together. A casing on the ceiling connects toilet to the closet and ends with a nightlight close to the bed.

Study room: To save more space, the bookcase is connected to the desk, and the bookcase is partly under the beam. The desk faces the windows in the painting studio, receiving more sunlight in day time.

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Bathroom and toilet:

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Floor plan

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Ceiling

Fifth floor plan

Fifth floor ceiling

Mezzanine plan

Mezzanine ceiling


Section A

Section B

Section C

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Section D

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InHouse

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Vendor booth in the campus

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NTUST gives people an impression of rationality and pragmatism. This design is to bring a sense of nature to the campus, which provides warmer feeling as opposed to cold and modern creations. InHouse recreates the shade of a tree with natural materials, which is in harmony with the surrounding trees. However, the trapezoidal shaped outward wall creates a feeling of high-technology. The use of wood and stainless steel stands for the combination of nature and technology. When the vendor is open in daytime, the folding windows are folded up and become rain shelters. The tree-shade pattern in these windows merges on the ground as the sunlight goes through.

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Geographical condition

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A road between tennis fields is in the north side of the intended construction site. And the Student Center is located in the south side with numerous trees around. The height of the branches on these trees induce a fourmeter height limit for the architecture.

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When the vender booth closes at night, the light comes out from inside, keeping the treeshade patterns visible. This is where the name “InHouse� comes from (the light inside the house.)


Material The gray part of the outer wall is coated with stonepaint, presenting a texture of concrete.

The counter top and folding windows are made of polished stainless steel. To prevent the difficulty of cleaning spilled oil, the internal wall is covered with water-proof paint.

Stone-paint

Wooden bars

Polished stainless steel

White water - proof paint

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Other parts of the wall are made of 10 centimetres wide wooden bars.

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Floor plan

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The place for the menu is where the green part is in this picture, shop signs are supposed to be placed above the menu.


InHouse

Detailed drawings

Sections

Section A

Section B

Elevations

East Elevation (Open)

South Elevation (Closed)

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South Elevation (Open)

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To be continued...


Frederic's portfolio 2014  

Design works from 2009 to 2014 by Frederic Chang Chi Chih

Frederic's portfolio 2014  

Design works from 2009 to 2014 by Frederic Chang Chi Chih

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