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ARC 2126

Architectural Design Studio 4


ARC 2126 - Architectural Design Studio 4

Project 1: Sustainable Farming Modules This is an introductory project to this studio’s theme, which is sustainability. The aim of this project is to design small (1 cubic metre) modules which can function both in single and multiple units. It has to be sustainable environmentally and in a community aspect, and related to sustainable farming. The outcome is a 3-min video which explains our idea and demonstrates the use of our module.


ARC 2126 - Architectural Design Studio 4

Project 2a: Site Analysis and Programme Brief Studio 4 calls for responsible design in terms of community and the environment. In the preliminary to the final project, we were to visit our site which was Kg. Sg. Tras, Pahang. We were to analyse the site in both social and environmental aspects. From there, we were to develop design strategies and programme for the site.

Kampung Baharu Teras Social & Perceptual Analysis Group A


ARC 2126 - Architectural Design Studio 4

Project 2b: A Sustainable Community Farming Centre

The Food Learning Centre

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

In our final project, we were to design an environmentally friendly and community centric space for an activity related to sustainable farming. We were to come up with our own programmatic response to the needs of the community, which would be bothe socially and environmentally sustainable.

The Food Learning Centre

George Bernard Shaw

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

George Bernard Shaw

Kg Sg Tras is a small and isolated village. The people there live a quiet life, and very few activities occur in the area. This has resulted in the youth of the area loitering around a lot. This centre hopes to provide a centre of activity for the youth, which integrates the farm-

ing activity in the area. The centre uses the food harvests and encourages the youth to learn new recipes from older villagers, as well as any guests. These food (dishes and sweet treats and snacks) that they cook will feed themselves, as well as people in their town. The sweet snacks can be packed and sent to neighouring towns as a sort of export. Since these food will be made of natural farming harvests, they will have a better taste, as Mr Eric, the natural farmer claims it has. This will encourage more people to know about this type of farming practice, and they may come to the farm to learn about it. The youth will be able to welcome the visitors in their food centre. is hoped thatand through this village. centre,The more people would learn the benefits of few natural farming andincreate their own natuKg SgIt Tras is a small isolated people there live a quiet life, and very activities occur the area. This hassmall resulted in ral farm in their from that, more people wouldhopes lead healthier lives, all from tiny village ofyouth, Kg Sg which Tras. integrates the farmof homes. the areaAnd loitering around a lot. This centre to provide a centre of a activity for the the youth ing activity in the area. The centre uses the food harvests and encourages the youth to learn new recipes from older villagers, as well as any guests. These food (dishes and sweet treats and snacks) that they cook will feed themselves, as well as people in their town. The sweet snacks can be packed and sent to neighouring towns as a sort of export. Since these food will be made of natural farming harvests, they will have a better taste, as Mr Eric, the natural farmer claims it has. This will encourage more people to know about this type of farming practice, and they may come to the farm to learn about it. The youth will be able to welcome the visitors in their food centre. It is hoped that through this centre, more people would learn the benefits of natural farming and create their own small natural farm in their homes. And from that, more people would lead healthier lives, all from a tiny village of Kg Sg Tras. Locally-sourced materials: Bamboo - walls Grass - thatch roof Locally-sourced Timber - support materials: columns/beams Bamboo - walls Creates a cool environment, - thatch roof eg.Grass in chicken coop. Timber - support columns/beams Creates a cool environment, eg. in chicken coop.

Near the river - most naturally cool place on the farm.

Near the river - most naturally cool place on the farm.

Sound from river creates a calming atmosphere.

Open - allows for cross-ventilation.

Sound from river creates a calming atmosphere.

Open - allows for cross-ventilation.

Open to nature.

Open to nature.

Elevated off the ground - allows ventilation below building to keep it cool.

Over-looking spaces - more communal environment.

Elevated off the ground - allows ventilation below building to keep it cool.

Over-looking spaces - more communal environment.

Key Plan

Location Plan

On Site

Key Plan

Location Plan

On Site


ARC 2126 - Architectural Design Studio 4

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South Elevation

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N-S Section

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Roof Plan

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ARC 2224

Theories of Architecture & Urbanism


ARC 2224 - Theories of Architecture and Urbanism

Project 1: Synopses This is an in-class discussion project, where over 5 weeks, we were to read and discuss about 5 architectural theories, namely, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Phenomenolgy, Semiotics & Structuralism, and Post-Structuralism & Deconstructivism. We were to select a passage from each reader, explain the idea expressed in it, and select an architectural photo separate from the examples given in the reader that illustrates that idea. Modernism

“The scales of movement and space of the highway relate to the distances between buildings; because they are far apart, they can be comprehended at high speeds.� -Learning From Las Vegas by Robert Venturi

Post- Modernism

Phenomenology

Semiotics

Post-structuralism & Deconstructivism


ARC 2224 - Theories of Architecture and Urbanism

Project 2: Research Study In this project, we were to select an architect and analyse their works based on architectural and urban theories applied. We met with our chosen architect and interviewed her on her background and key influences with the aid of a series of carefully crafted questions.

Right: University of Nottingham, Malaysian Campus Bottom Left: Izumi Hotel Bottom Right: CIMB Tower


ARC 2224 - Theories of Architecture and Urbanism

Project 3: Hypertext This is an extension of the previous project, in which one of the selected works of the architect is analysed further in-depth based on the architectural theories we had studied. Through this project, we could clearly see how theories are applied in real-life buildings.

Structuralism:

Modernism:


ARC 2423

Building Services


ARC 2423 - Building Services

Project 1: Case Study In this project, we were to select a building to study its servies, namely Fire-Fighting system, Electrical system, Air-conditioning system, Water system, Sanitation & Sewerage system and Rainwater Drainage system. We chose Sunway Medical Centre as our case study. With the help of their Building Services Manager, we were brought around the medical centre to identify the various components of each services system, and their function. We compiled our findings into a report.


ARC 2423 - Building Services

Project 2: Integrated Building Services This project is an integration with the previous studio (studio 3) project. We were to apply the basic required building services systems that we had learnt into our own design. Through this project, we were able to understand the various challenges in integrating the necessary services into our building, and how it would affect our intended original design, whether it is compatible or not.


ARC 2522

Building Structures


ARC 2522 - Building Structures

Project 1: Fettuccine Truss Bridge We were to design a truss bridge that could withstand a large amount of weight with the least posssible material. The material we had to use was fettuccine. With the aid of precedents, we were able to design a simple truss bridge. Through this project, we were able to understand the load distributed through a truss, and calculate the amount of stresses each member would receive, and whether they were in tension or compression.


ARC 2522 - Building Structures

Project 2: Renovation Work to a Reinforced Concrete Structure In this project we were to study the structure of an existing building as a group, and then, individually, propose a two-story renovation to it. Through this project, we were able to understand the and the challenges of designing using structure as a preliminary guide.

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Elevations:

Plans:

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Structural Plans:

Load Distribution Plans:

A A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

1 1

Roof 3500 FF 3500 GF

ROOF PLAN A

7000

B

3100

C

D

3200

1 Game room

4000

Library 2 3

1000

FIRST FLOOR PLAN A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

3

1000

ROOF PLAN A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

1 4000 2 3

1000

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

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2

1000

4000 2 3

1000

ROOF PLAN

A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

4.0 kN/m2

1.5 kN/m2

1 4000 2 3

1000

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

A

7000

B

3100

C

3200

D

FRONT ELEVATION 1 4000

BBQ Area 2 3

3.0 kN/m2

1

1000

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

1

4000 2 3

1000

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

4000 2 3

1000

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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SIDE ELEVATION

2

2

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3500 GF

4000

3

1 4000

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3500

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3200

A

FF

4000

D

7000 B

Roof

1

3100

C

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3100 C

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3200 D

7000

B


ARC 2126

Thinking | Architecture


ARC 2126 - Thinking | Architecture

Project: Personal Dwelling Space (derived from Personal Values Statement) This module’s aim is to raise the student’s consciousness to form general philosophical attitudes and promote experience in design which are consistent with basic worldviews and personal values. The class is carried out through a series of lectures and in-class discussions on one-page think sheets, which express our ideas based on weekly readers. A Personal Values Statement which outlines your character and defines your personality. The project, set in a hypothetical site, is based on this Personal Values Statement.

Roof Plan

Lower Floor Plan

Elevation 2

Upper Floor Plan

Section 2

Design Process Sketches

Section 1

Elevation 1


Practicum 1: House No. 9, Jalan Hang Jebat


ARC 1223

Measured Drawings


ARC 1223 - Measured Drawings

Project 1: Measured Drawings In this project, we were to produce the various architectural drawings of an historically and culturally significant building. The building assigned to us was a shophouse on Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca. We were to record the building as it is in its current state, which is to be used for preservation purposes. Through this project, we learnt techniques in measured drawing and architectural historic documentation. We could also explain the as-built building constructions, architectural details and elements by drawing them. We learnt to interpret historic architectural element, structure and building. On site, we managed to execute fieldwork and hands-on measurement exercise quite smoothly. When we got back, we translated the measured data into scaled drawings. These drawings would later help us to produce a report on the building by highlighting its importance and historical significance.


ARC 1223 - Measured Drawings

Sectional Model As part of measured drawings module, we were to produce a model of our building. We made a sectional model, which showed the spaces within the shop house. This gives better understanding of the building itself.


ARC 1212

Methods of Documentation


ARC1212 - Methods of Documentation

Project 1: Sketches and Journal Upon our visit to our site, we were to record our observations in the form of sketches. We sketched what captured our eyes, around our site, of and in our building itself, with captions and annotations. This method architectural documentation enabled us to capture both tangible and intangible aspects of our site and building.


ARC1212 - Methods of Documentation

Project 2: Report As a group, we were to produce a report on our building. We reserched in depth on the original uses of each of the spaces, and the elements and features in each room. We also covered the history and background of our site, from the port of Malacca, to Jonker Street itself. This is an essential part in documenting a historically and culturally significant building, so as its significance is properly recorded. Through our research and analysis while producing this report, we learnt and understood the various methods in architectural documentation of an historic structure.

Presentation In addition to the report, we had to present our findings in a 10-minute presentation, using Powerpoint slides, and an optional video.


Semester 4 Portfolio