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first semester in architecture school


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preface (because you really dont need them) W01: phenomena | perception of place space & time W02: technologies | materiality components & geometry processes (because you really need them)


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fredericklow yearone semesterone 2011/12 NUS architecture

“somedays, i really don’t know what we run on in archi-school, do you?”


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so, genius loci, anyone?


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site exploration st. andrew’s cathedral


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site exploration st. andrew’s cathedral

top left perspective sketch top right elevation bottom left spire elevation bottom right urban plan


pin-hole camera more than just an experiment


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“I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there’s film going through the camera”


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“when it finally works, you step out of the darkness & breathe in the colours of life.�.


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site sketches


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line transformation

of abstraction, form and contour.

“well, i didn’t really understand the assignment,

until it went from 2d to 3d.

i know right?”


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“relativity runs the world. you to this, to that, to that & that,

everything is relative to one another.�


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measuring space with the body

& learning geometry all over again.

top left line-cut model top right geometric extraction of line-cut model bottom left plan of st andrew’s cathedral bottom right geometric extraction of plan


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20x20x20 abstraction model first model

ever.

previous exterior form


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40x40x40

understanding concept & space.

previous exterior geometry


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‘ascension’

transforming, evolving, ascending

left climax of space top right ascending ramp bottom middle exterior form bottom right exterior form


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“they say, architects always have plans.

sections & elevations as well i suppose.�


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“darkness makes light visible, & shadow gives it depth.�

previous elevated view charcoal drawing


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charcoal drawing #2

previous interior view


& with that, term one came to a close. i promised myself rest, but before i knew it...


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term two had began.

& all the archi-kids rejoiced., honestly.


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materiality, tectonics & a whole lot of other things.

previous exploration of joints for planes & sticks


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site exploration

southern ridges, anyone?

keywords top left organic top right recede bottom left climax bottom right sheltered


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the skeletal frame

spatial matrix, abstraction, sticks & joints.

previous tapering space


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the skeletal frame

spatial matrix, abstraction, sticks & joints.


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the planar volume

adaptation, corrugated boards & joints.

previous top projection


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the planar volume

adaptation, corrugated boards & joints.

left interior form top middle exterior form bottom middle dowel joints top right oculus bottom right triangular entrance


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technical drawing

top projection, plan, elevation.


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the frame & plane

when two become one.

previous top projection


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the frame & plane

when two become one.

left exterior form top righht dowel joints middle where plane meets stick bottom right reciprocal frame


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the skin

material, form, skeleton-skin relationship & transparency.

previous paper skin


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the skin

material, form, skeleton-skin relationship & transparency.

top left exterior form bottom left pleats top right skin and skeletal frame bottom right light through skin


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another,

for a different occassion.

previous exploration of transparent skin


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the plaster ‘mess’

light, negative spaces, formwork & uh, mass

previous through the oculus


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the plaster ‘mess’

light, negative spaces, formwork & uh, mass

top left exterior form top middle through the entrance top right light through oculus bottom left interior bottom right human scale


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technical drawing

plan, section, elevation, top projection. left to right.


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big dreams. humble beginnings.

archi-school is a marathon, not a sprint & i’m really thankful for that. because it means that we get to fall down & get back up again. & that the result isn’t necessarily more important than the process.

in archi-school, we grow up slowly but surely.

yet we still cling on to hopes and dreams. yes, we do.

& so semester one has come to a close. one down... wish us luck.

thank you.


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the process

again & again till we get it right.


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the process

again & again.


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sketch book

don’t ask. my brain understands these.


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sketch book

& these too.


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Architecture Portfolio (y0101)

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