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GUANYI CHUAH PORTFOLIO


GUAN YI CHUAH Phone

Location

973-489-9559

Newark, NJ United States

Email guanyichuah@gmail.com

ABOUT ME Birth

1995

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Relocation Beijing, China

EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

Yew Chung International School

OPerA Studio Brooklyn, NY, United States

Beijing, China

2004 2008

Relocation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President

2011

2012

Taylor’s Photography Society

Architecture Intern (Spring Break)

Taylor’s College Subang Jaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ, United States B.Arch (May 2018) Status: Fourth Year CGPA 3.78 Albert Dorman Honors College

Relocation

2013

Newark, NJ United States

2015

Volunteer

2016-Present

AIAS 3D Print Lab

SKILLS

Taylor’s Top Achiever Scholarship

Software

NJIT Honor’s Scholarship Rosen Group Architecture Endowment

Photoshop Illustrator InDesign AutoCAD Rhino3D Revit 3D Printing (Ultimaker, Makerbot, Flux)

Others Photography Physical Model Wood Working

COMPETITION

LANGUAGES

Schindler Global Award Competition 2016-2017

Written & Spoken English Chinese

Nominee (1 of 12 Finalists) (Results TBA April 2017)

Think Cloud Design Lab Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Architecture Intern (Summer) Projects : Nepal Earthquake Emergency Shelter competition (Schematic Designs) Island Festival Project on Pangkok Island, Malaysia (Urban Planning)

AWARDS

NJIT International Presidential Scholarship

Project: Chicago Architecture Biennial lake front kiosk competition (Schematic Designs)

Spoken Cantonese Hokkien

Wiener Architecture Group Newark, NJ, United States Architecture Intern (Part Time) Projects: Fast food restaurants Small scale retail Residential renovations (Construction Drawings, Retail Layouts, Site Visits)


CONTENT

ACADEMIC WORK

Armature Urbanismo

Micro Unit

Micro Yards

Wooded Court

Urban Clinic

Newark, NJ ,USA

Newark, NJ ,USA

São Paulo,Brazil

Village 8

Micro Tower Jersey City, NJ ,USA

PROFESSIONAL WORK

Emergency Shelter UPOP

Chicago Kiosk Tiffany

Nepal

Chicago, IL, USA


ARMATURE URBANISMO The departure of the CEAGESP market is treated as an opportunity to critically examine its assets and their impact, influence, and relationship with the site. By identifying the remaining resources and convergences of energy and distinctive activity, and with a thorough understanding of these concentrations, the revitalization of the site can begin. A framework of various linked strategies is utilized to induce growth and development during and after the market’s transition, and to envision a more dynamic site capable of openly involving its users as active participants in the production of the city. The Armature is introduced as a conceptual tool to achieve these aims, emerging through the connection of vacant lots and decaying properties selected for redevelopment and renovation to stitch together the remaining communities, activities, and assets on the site. Operating through established sociopolitical mechanisms and at the infrastructural, architectural, and tactical scale, the Armature generates an interdependent system of physical, social, and cultural resources that would serve as a model for São Paulo and cities worldwide. The physical outcome of an Armature-based Urbanism is one with resilient ramifications, fostering opportunity for growth, involvement, innovation, and cultural exchange through a hybridity of networks and spaces that enables flexibility and adaptability for the unpredictable nature of the city.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

ELEVATED HOTEL BIKE HUB + PARK A large bike parking structure with sloped occupiable rooftops supports the increase in bike traffic along the Armature. Connection is available to bus transit for longer distance travels.

The elevated hotel allows for circulation to weave through the site from the opposite side of Av. Dr. Gastão Vidigal. The covered plaza under the porous building creates market opportunities for tourists and locals to interact. The elevated hotel features balconies that overlook the Armature and roadway, and serves as an iconic attraction for the site, distinctly visible above the overpass.

ARMATURE CONNECTS TO IMPERATRIZ LEOPOLDINA (420m NE)

CORREIOS (POST OFFICE)

URBAN ABSORBER The Absorber typology acts as a provider of retail and parking space, offsetting the businesses that are displaced by the removal of the CEAGESP market and absorbing the functions of buildings being renovated and moved.

CATALYZE ARMATURE GROWTH Foster connections between renovated and repurposed structures; incorporate developing areas into evolving infrastructural network. Providing an initiative for investors to construct new buildings on the site and incentivise construction of public squares for community use.

CULTURAL CENTER The design centers around the ground level art square, is a large space which opens up to the armature outside for the public to interact. The space serves as a “public intermediate” between the building and the city, and also connects the museum above with the film theaters below. There are many elements that resonate with the deep roots Brazilian culture as the lobby acts as the central area, where there is always something to do and something to experience.

URBAN JUNGLE Located between Armatures, this mixed-use space combines recreation and retail with mid-rise residential. Retail on the ground with services lifted encourages passage through the open public space beneath, inviting a variety of uses.

NEOGAMA (RENOVATED WAREHOUSE)

CULTIVATE ADAPTABILITY Anticipate varying density scenarios and encourage hybrid programming. Armature runs through selected points which reflects upon context and adds new program to accommodate a projected density influx, in turn creating a new atmospheres within the site after the market’s removal.

POCKET HOUSING

MAX HAUS (CONDOMINIUM)

An existing vacant lot on the site is developed into a mixed-use residential building hosting a café and restaurant local to the area. Gardens and outdoor seating create opportunities for residents and passersby on the Armature to interact.

VILA BOÊMIA Warehouses are converted into mixed use clusters of locally-owned shops, cafés, and eateries serving the native artist and designer community. Visitors on the Armature encounter public installations and large artworks on display dotted between galleries and exhibition halls inserted into converted structures, while interspersed plazas and performance spaces create opportunity for spontaneous bursts of activity.

See Booklet P. 7

TRANSIT RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX A hybrid of residential, worker space, and retail is integrated with the Armature and a vegetated landscape adjacent to the building. Retail and worker space are initially developed to create incentive for economic growth and future residential expansion near the CEASA Vila Leopoldina train station.

FEIRA LEOPOLDINA

SPONSOR HYBRIDITY Promote mixed-use and hybrid typologies to generate resilient urban activity by renovating existing structures and allowing for public use. Facilitate new modes of work, live, and play through diverse, interdependent exchange and interaction with emerging structures that operate at an urban scale.

CEASA CPTM STATION LO9

SANTOS BRAZIL (LOGISTICS)

RIVER CONNECTION + WATER TREATMENT Through the use of an elevated system, the Armature extends across the river and connects to a water treatment facility, encouraging community engagement throughout the dispersed platforms and pockets overlooking the river and adjacent neighbourhoods.

EXPAND MULTIMODAL MOBILITY Connect to existing transit networks, including Av. Dr. Gastao Vidigal, CPTM L09, Estacao Imperatriz Leopoldina, enable newly emerging forms of mobility and establish efficient transportation hubs linked to the Armature. A shuttle mobilizes resources and large groups of people across the site while bike lanes and pedestrian walkways allow for interaction at the urban scale.

VILA NOVA JAGUARE

DIFFUSE SITE EDGES Increase accessibility from Vila Leopoldina by activating street edge program. Provide access from Jaguare through MLP extension and water treatment facilities. Recuperate river edge as a functioning ecological landscape. See Booklet P. 6

KIA (CAR DEALER)


POTENTIAL COMPOSITION OF STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

BMW (CAR DEALER)

NESTED INCUBATOR By introducing new housing, this lot is transformed from retail only to a hybrid catalyst that keeps the essence of the location. Incubator spaces for startup companies are nested in the courtyards to create different levels of workspaces that range from individual office modules to small production warehouses.

URBAN PAVILION Along Av. Dr. Gastão Vidigal, collaborative working offices for the incoming USP students and entrepreneurs are instituted, along with the O-Court retail shops and pavilions. The Armature runs adjacent to the lot, supplying an increase in density. Developers invest in the vacant land and provide a public square amenity; after investing in a dense area the developers then supply the Armature with a public park for the community.

FIAT (CAR DEALER)

ITAÚ (BANK)

EDUCATIONAL PAVILION An educational and recreational hub for the neighbourhood’s students, ranging from primary school kids to university students. The complex, with its meandering path, encourages activity and interaction while generating a place for gathering. Different scales of interventions provide amenities for both residents on site as well as the surrounding community.

WAREHOUSE GYM An existing warehouse employs the skinning strategy and is stripped down to its framework, capable of providing lighting, sound, temporary cover, and other functions. An outdoor field occupies the space, creating a public athletic complex supported by the framework’s infrastructural capacities and supplied by the Armature’s pedestrian population.

STUDENT + SENIOR HOUSING

WALMART (HYPERMARKET)

This framework appropriates Elemental Housing. A frame is constructed, and then half of the spaces are used for living, while residents configure the remaining half for other uses. Next to the hydroponic farm is a community farm that serves the residents and also functions as a gathering space.

FEIRA LEOPOLDINA To retain the existing spirit of the market, the integration and renovation of existing buildings is proposed to become absorbed by the Armature. The space is envisioned as a nexus of cultural and social interaction with mixed programs including retail, leisure, restaurants, and transit services.

CARREFOUR (HYPERMARKET) ENGEMIX (CONCRETE PRODUCTION)

VILLA LOBOS OFFICE PARK

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LEROY MERLIN JAGUARÉ (BUILDING MATERIAL STORE)

VILLA LOBOS - JAGUARÉ

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100m

#974

São Paulo, Brazil


HYBRID CONDITIONS TO CULTIVATE COEXISTENCE ELEVATED HOTEL

URBAN PAVILION

The elevated hotel allows for circulation to weave through the site from the opposite side of Av. Dr. Gastão Vidigal. The covered plaza under the porous building creates market opportunities for tourists and locals to interact. The elevated hotel features balconies that overlook the Armature and roadway, and serves as an iconic attraction for the site, distinctly visible above the overpass.

Along Av. Dr. Gastão Vidigal, collaborative working offices for the incoming USP students and entrepreneurs are instituted, along with the O-Court retail shops and pavilions. The Armature runs adjacent to the lot, supplying an increase in density. Developers invest in the vacant land and provide a public square amenity; after investing in a dense area the developers then supply the Armature with a public park for the community.

“O” Court Offices

Umbrella Dates Pavillion

Lina Bo Mall

Pedestrial Bike Slope Water Management

Sloped Park Social Bike Parking

Electrical Bundle Data Box Water Management

Porous Pavement

Water Management Electrical Bundle

Electrical Bundle

Data Box

Data Box Water Management

WAREHOUSE GYM

RIVER CONNECTION + WATER TREATMENT

An existing warehouse employs the skinning strategy and is stripped down to its framework, capable of providing lighting, sound, temporary cover, and other functions. An outdoor field occupies the space, creating a public athletic complex supported by the framework’s infrastructural capacities and supplied by the Armature’s pedestrian population.

Through the use of an elevated system, the Armature extends across the river and connects to a water treatment facility, encouraging community engagement throughout the dispersed platforms and pockets overlooking the river and adjacent Elevated pathway neighbourhoods. Water basins

Pocket

Treatment platform

Pinheiros River Sediment

Bedrock

Electrical Bundle Data Box Water Management

MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS AS ACTIVE CONTRIBUTORS

TACTICAL URBAN INTERVENTIONS

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Bike Charging Station

Food Plaza

Spring Festival

Cultural Plaza

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Badminton Playground

RV Rest stop

Solar Energy Collector

Pixacao Art Scape

6 1 Bridge Catwalk

2 Silo Festival


EDUCATIONAL PAVILION

FEIRA LEOPOLDINA

An educational and recreational hub for the neighbourhood’s students, ranging from primary school kids to university students. The complex, with its meandering path, encourages activity and interaction while generating a place for gathering. Different scales of interventions provide amenities for both residents on site as well as the surrounding community.

To retain the existing spirit of the market, the integration and renovation of existing buildings is proposed to become absorbed by the Armature. The space is envisioned as a nexus of cultural and social interaction with mixed programs including retail, leisure, restaurants, and transit services.

Vines Attack

Basketball Arena

Outdoor Game Pavilion

Indoor-Outdoor Educational Pavilion Playground

Bike Share

Ecological Embankment

Green Lounge

Food Truck Paradise

Skatepark Electrical Bundle Data Box Water Management Social Interaction Corner

VILA BOÊMIA

URBAN JUNGLE

Warehouses are converted into mixed use clusters of locally-owned shops, cafés, and eateries serving the native artist and designer community. Visitors on the Armature encounter public installations and large artworks on display dotted between galleries and exhibition halls inserted into converted structures, while interspersed plazas and performance spaces create opportunity for spontaneous bursts of activity.

Located between Armatures, this mixed-use space combines recreation and retail with mid-rise residential. Retail on the ground with services lifted encourages passage through the open public space beneath, inviting a variety of uses.

Pocket Park

Rooftop Oasis

Porous Pavement

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7

Drone Port Canopy

Food Truck Paradise

Farmer’s Market

Artist Exchange

Bike Share Service

Multimodal Stop

Traffic Jelly

Car-Share Lot

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4

Sculpture Park

Ecological Playground

Food Trucks

Bus Library

CEAGESP Sports

Greenhouse Conversion

Nested Incubator

Silo Residence

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Bridge Overlook

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Water Treatment Overlook Bridge Catwalk

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Water Purification Basin

Multimodal Stop

Parking Absorber

Algae Skin Office

Food Cart

Interior Courtyard

Skinned Warehouses

Silo Gala

Zen Exchange

Storm Management

2 3 Sculpture Park

4 Ecological Playground

5 Multimodal Stop

6 Cultural Plaza

Silo Festival

7 Drone Port Canopy

Sculpture Playground

Green Roof Platform

8 Bike Charging Station

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Bridge Overlook

10 Badminton Playground

#974


Micro Unit As land prices continue to go up, assuming that the cost of land will overwhelm the cost of mechanical systems used to manipulate the platforms.Each Platform can be manipulated with a hydraulic piston.The ceiling is pushed up with two part shaft tracks with gears Bathroom

(F)

Living Room

Storage

(M)

(F)

Bedroom

(M)

Closet (F)

Kitchen

(F)

(F)

Kitchen & Living Room

A

Alternative Platform Combination

Bed, Office & Bathroom

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Storage & Closet

C


Proposed Section

Concept Section

Living room

Office Storage

Kitchen Bathroom

Bedroom

Closet

Living room

Office Storage

Kitchen Bathroom

Bedroom

20’

17’ Floor Ceiling

Floor

Expandable Plumbing Pipes

Compressed

Expanded

Section

Closet

Plumbing and Wiring Space

Hydraulic Piston


Micro Yards This housing project aims to provide the most characteristic spaces by giving a large front yard and circulation space infront of small units, simialr to the social housings in Singapore( HBD Flats). The shared spaces are multiple sky gardens in the voids of the apartment block.


Village 8 This housing project provides connection to all 100 units above ground with interweaving circulation and shared spaces. The village compound has 4 smaller quadrants that each form a smaller courtyard while a larger courtyard and an elevated track is formed by two halfs of the project.

THIRD LEVEL 2 UNITS

SECOND LEVEL 3 UNITS

GROUND LEVEL 5 UNITS


Base unit A

Base unit B

Base unit A(Reflected)

Base unit A

Base unit B

Base unit A(Reflected)

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor


Wooded Court Newark, NJ, USA

A clinic that blurs the exterior of the building by submerging into a forest with the aim to provide a smooth transitional experience from inside to outside

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Site

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Building on Site

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Courtyard in Building

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Crenelated Facade

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Building in Forest


Urban Clinic Newark, NJ, USA

The linear program is bent into a wavy form on a long site to create interior courtyards as well as exterior buffer from the street

Archieves

Clinic Head

Observatory

Mechanical Comm. UPS

Chief of Staff

Restroom

Exam

Exam

Electric Room

Restroom

Restroom Restroom

Restroom

Restroom

Conference

Changing Room

ER Storage

Changing Room

Personnel Multipurpose

On duty bedrooms

Kitchen

On duty bedrooms

General Storage

Garbage

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

Exam

Treatment

Pediatric Exam

Mental Health

Archives

Restroom

Security Room

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

Restroom

Treatment

Exam

Exam

Treatment

Social Work

Test

Obstrectics

Midwife

Pediatric Exam

Pediatric Treatment


SECTION

SOUTH ELEVATION


Micro Tower Jersey City, NJ, USA Micro tower houses two sizes of micro unit situated right next to the Journal Square train station with the aim to provide a reasonable price point for young proffesionals. The tower typology allows for adequate lighitng for all units and also creates focus points on the shared amenity floors. The porject adapts a classic base and tower typology with the separation of public and private programs by creating open spaces for the residetial program above the commercial floors.

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Setback 26’ from Hudson County College

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Outer band of Commercial and inner volume of Residential

Extruding the outer band into Commercial base and the inner volume into Residential tower

Pushing the solid massing of the commercial base up with setback columns and curtain wall

Removing the center of the base and tower

Creating new plaza and street

Removing the base to create a front entrance to the towers

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90°

Extending the tower further up to reach the unit count in the previous residential slab

Dividing the towers into smaller volumes

Rotating vertical volumes 90° to horizontal and stacking them, this reduces the overall building height

Lowering the tower entrances to a maximum base height of 75’ and minimum of 55’

Extending the core from the tower all the way down to the ground thus supporting the Residential tower

Sliding the North portion of the tower slightly towards the west, giving view to the units as well as more sun exposure

Puncturing the base to bring light into the space between the commercial and the residential entrance and also to create covered open spaces. Utilizing roof tops as gardens and parks


Emergency Shelter UPOP Nepal Design a small scale yet big in idea mid-disaster emergency shelter for Nepal – Tibet. We explore lightweight materials that can be massively produced, pre-assembled, collapsible, stored, transported when in need and easily assembled using minimum tools at site. It is designed with humanitarianism for high flexibility, modularity and adaptability, complementing with upcycling possibilities after the shelter is no longer in use. We call the process ‘unfolding a new hope’.


Chicago Kiosk Tiffany Chicago, IL, USA We explored the concept of kit of parts and came up with a project with 4 components and multiple forms. The idea is to give the participants the ability to change periodically and transform throughout the day, week, month, or seasons will visually remind people of the “kiosk’s” presence.

POSSIBLE CONFIGURATIONS


10’-0”

3’6” 1’6”

ELEVATION

10’-0”

SECTION

MODULAR COMPONENT: ALLOWING FLEXIBLE PLAN CONFIGURATION

VENDORS/ KIOSK 3D PRINTER SITTING AREA

ADDITIONAL KIOSK

SITTING AREA

CRAFT AREA

POSSIBLE PLAN CONFIGURATION

PLANTERS

SEATS/ BENCHES

SITE PLAN


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