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STUDIO RENOVATIO Masters Thesis | Sem2, 2010| High-distinction score

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MESS. EVERYDAY BABYLON Urban planning & Residential | Master Studio D, Sem1 2009 | High-distinction score | Special Mention, AA Prize for Unbuilt Works

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MELBOURNE HALL OF MUSIC Music theatre | Master Studio C, Sem2 2009 | High-distinction score

+ PLAY 4 LIVING Hamburg Residential Project | TUDelft exchange, sem1, 2010

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A NEW DATUM Chicago Union Station 2020 | Sem2, 2008 | Burnham Prize Competition

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DIGITAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS Exploration of Parametric Software, Grasshopper| Master of Architecture Elective, Sem2, 2010


CAFE/ LOUNGE

Project: Design response: Melbourne has a rich history of art and design. In the 70-80s, the city fringes were filled with cheap rentals, drug afficts and also artists, who GARDEN/ PATIO brought life and vibrancy to these areas. However, they were gradually GALLERY seen as an annoyance, which resulted in artist studios and warehouse RETAIL spaces being sold off as development sites and the artists, the trail blasers, being pushed out, forcing them to find somewhere new, CAFE/ LOUNGE somewhere affordable. existing street-level condition

GARDEN/ PATIO GALLERY

RESIDENTIAL STUDIOS

RETAIL CAFE/ LOUNGE

STUDIOS

1_STUDIO RENOVATIO

STUDIOS

This thesis studio has worked alongside Creative Spaces and selected artists to ‘turn the tide’ on the exodus of the urban artist. Inspired by Melbourne’s hidden gem and secret laneways culture, the proposed arts studio and gallery space utilises an existing building to activate this quieter block of the city, by introducing weaving passages, hidden rooms and interactive interface throughout the building. Recycled timber slats are used in the facade, while main studio spaces are fit out entirely with recycled cardboard furniture and partitions, to maintain a raw, artistic environment.

what if these were...

...FLIPPED? GARDEN/ PATIO GALLERY

RESIDENTIAL STUDIOS

RETAIL

STUDIOS STUDIOS

...with connections from one program to the other... PUBLIC PUBLIC PRIVATE PRIVATERESIDENTIAL STUDIOS

PUBLIC PRIVATE

GALLERY RETAIL

CAFE/ LOUNGE

...and distributed throughout an unused building?...

GARDEN/ PATIO

CAFE/ LOUNGE

...while mainting privacy between the public and artists?... GARDEN/ PATIO GALLERY RETAIL

STUDIOS STUDIOS

View from Little Bourke Street

North-South section

CAFE/ LOUNGE

East Elevation from Rose Lane

South Elevation


Physical model of artists’ gallery, intricate details done with the laser-cutter

Computer rendering: refurbished artists’ studio, made of recycled cardboard for partitions, furniture and shelving unit disaster recovery centre

lock corner interactive boxes

studio 1

gallery

studio 2

studio 3 basement gallery

studio 4

bicycle parking lane

side entrance

art shop

reception

studio 5 5 studio

cafe

Plan: Organisation and design of artists’ studio

1:50 @ a3

storage entrance

First floor plan: Typical floor layout

Ground floor plan


Massing response:

Rendered Impressions:

Existing building

Circulation response:

artist community

Material response:

Remove eastern part of building

This forms a courtyard space while allowing light to penetrate through the narrow, dark building interiors

public circulation (direct)

public circulation (via artist community)

rooftop bar and garden

rooftop

fenestration (both new and existing)

fenestra (both ne

public 'growth' spaces (proposed)

public 'gr (propose

Artist studio space Timber decking

Planters

Green glazing

Roof-top garden

artist studios (proposed)

artist st (propos

facade (existing)

facade

structure (existing)

structu

Black aluminium frame

Perforated metal

Polished concrete

Timber

Artist corridor

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site: 602 little bourke st 25 x 45 m

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SI

site: 60 25


Special Mention, AA Prize for Unbuilt Works, architecturemedia.com/unbuilt/results

2_GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBOURS

“GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBOURS” ~ Robert Frost

Analysis of suburban block:

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The typical suburban plot Place: Rowville, a Victorian suburb, is chosen as a place to explore how a community may live in a sustainable way post peak oil. The existing condition of Rowville involves large detached suburban houses on large quarter acre blocks. The site chosen for this project is 10661067 Wellington Road, which consists of two ‘MacMansions’ sitting on two blocks of land.

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Point of inspiration: Robert Frost once said that “good fences make good neighbours”. As the future is expected to see densed cities and communities living closer to each other, the project questions the roles of fences and explores the possibilities that come with re-inventing the fence that we know today. Fences that divide the current suburban plot usually alienate neighbours while creating an often unused and wasted space. If these fences could be utilised sustainably, wasted space can be reduced and this in turn could bond the community together.

Fences alienate neighbours. It is an awkward, often unused space.

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Scenario: Kate decides to move in with an ‘incubator’ containing 3 families and a couple at 1066-1067 Wellington Road, Rowville. She likes its affordability, and how its within short walking distance to shops, parks, and her college. She also like how it has a cafe and pool within her own incubator. Although Kate was initially unsure about how she would adapt to this new way of living, she soon finds herself impressed with how her community is so closely-knitted with the scheme involving shared fences. Instead of a typical fence that alienates and divides neighbours, it is replaced with spaces that bond the neighbours, allowing them to share spaces between them, while allowing them to mainCONTEXT PLAN 1:10 000 tain their own private spaces. These shared spaces includeSCALE offices, storage areas, bike sheds, entertainment areas and gardens.

Frontyard - most recognisable image of suburban block.

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Future scenario: Even though many initially doubted the scheme, the suburban landscape around the area is spotted with similar projects. The size and form of each incubator changes according to the needs of the occupants, or when new occupants come in to stay. Properties are sub-divided by the sharing fence, which in time shows the history 2032: DENSIFIED CORRIDORS and age of each incubator. AND INCUBATOR

WELLINGTON ROAD

GROUND FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:100

Backyard - exclusive and private, no interaction with community.

Incubator strategy :

1. Two existing plots

2. Divide plots

3. Families occupy space according to size of family and desired privacy

4. “sharing spaces” to replace typical fence

5. A central courtyard is created. This recreates the characters of backyards and front yards


perspective #2: shared flexible office/dining space

perspective #3: shared storage/walkway/patio

perspective #4: shared swimming pool and patio

perspective #5: shared community garden courtyard


3_MELBOURNE HALL OF MUSIC

1_ MELBOURNE HALL OF MUSIC PROJECT: The existing Festival Hall of Melbourne is but an old shed where music events are held. This project proposes a new music hall on the site. It is located at the end of the city of Melbourne, and the start of the new Dockland developments. DESIGN CONCEPT: I drew inspiration from the formation of a string quartet in this project. I was interested in how four different instruments came together to form harmony in music, and similarly in my project, my demonstrated how four different programmes or parts of the buildings could come together at certain points, that carried noise or music. The flow of people represent musical notes; the number of people represented the amount of sound or noise there is at certain parts of the building. The design of this building also gives priority to views and responses to site analysis.

DUDLEY STREET

DOTS DENOTE CONCENTRATION OF PEOPLE

A REPRESENTATION OF CHORDS IN THE BUILDING

SITE PLAN SCALE 1:2000

STRING QUARTET COMPRISES OF 4 STING INSTUMENTS...

SIZES OF STRIPS ARE DETERMINED BY CONTEXTUAL RESPONSE

STRIPS ARE PUNCTUATED BY ‘CHORDS’, WHICH RESEMBLE THE THEATRES OR SPACES WERE SOUNDS AND PEOPLE COME TOGETHER

‘CHORDS’ ARE ORIENTATED TO BEST VIEWS

‘CHORDS’ ARE CUT AT ANGLES TO MAXIMISE VIEWS


SECOND FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200

CONCERT HALL CAFE

HOTEL

PRODUCTION ROOMS

HOTEL

OFFICES FOR STATIONS

THIRD FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200

SMALL CONCERT HALL

CONFERENCE HALL

MAIN THEATRE HALL

MAIN THEATRE HALL

SMALL CONCERT HALL

SECOND FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200

HOTEL

HOTEL

1 2 3 4 5

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REINFORCED CONCRETE ROOF BASALT CHIPPING, INSULATION, ROOF SLAB FACADE RAIL ALUMINIUM ROD TIMBER BOARDING, CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB

1

MAIN THEATRE HALL

CONFERENCE HALL

1 2 3 4 5

2

THIRD FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200

SMALL CONCERT HALL

CORTEN SHEETING THERMAL INSULATION STEEL IBEAM CONCRETE FLOOR STEEL ISECTION

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5

2

3

4

5

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DETAIL SECTION A SCALE 1:20

DETAIL SECTION B SCALE 1:20

MELBOURNE HALL OF MUSIC


GROUND PLAN SCALE 1:200

MAIN MUSIC THEATRE CAFE

CAFE

CLASS ROOM

FOYER

RECORDING STUDIOS

PRACTICE ROOMS

REHEARSAL STUDIO

CAFE

BROADCASTING STUDIOS

REHEARSAL STUDIO

FIRST FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200

RETAIL

GALLERY

MAIN MUSIC THEATRE

SMALL LECTURE HALL

GROUND PLAN SCALE 1:200

MAIN MUSIC THEATRE CAFE

RECORDING STUDIOS

REHEARSAL STUDIO

BROADCASTING STUDIOS

REHEARSAL STUDIO MAIN MUSIC THEATRE

SOUTH ELEVATION

FIRST FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:200

PERSPECTIVE APPROACHING SITE

EAST ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

MELBOURNE HALL OF MUSIC


SECTION B-B SCALE 1:200

PERSPECTIVE INTO GALLERY

DETAIL SECTION B

DETAIL SECTION A

ELEVATION FROM ROSLYN STREET SCALE 1:200

SECTION A-A SCALE 1:200

MELBOURNE HALL OF MUSIC


PROJECT: How do you incorporate the concept of ‘PLAY’ into living quarters, such as apartment blocks of Hafencity, Hamburg, Germany? During my time as an exchange student in the Netherlands, my class visited sites in Hafencity to further understand the site and conditions of the project.

4_LIVING + PLAY

DESIGN RESPONSE: The theory of PLAY focuses on the relationship between gamers, which fosters relationships because trust is involved: play members trust that each other will play by the same rule, value the same achievements, and respect the time spent on play. The proposed residential blocks in Hafencity appear to be neatly organised, private apartment blocks that seem to segregate street-life and the community within the residential blocks. The playful collage/pixel-like facade invites passerbys to witness the way of life of the residents living in the LIVING+PLAY apartment block. The facade shows the different coloured units represent different teams (red, blue, green) . Each team become a community, and they come together to compete with other teams in different categories, such as recycling, and taking steps vs taking the lift. Each team is also exclusively connected to one another through stairs and passageways. With forms of architectural design that incorporates the theory of Play, the apartment block will stand out as an iconic, unique design in Hafencity. Residents will find it easier to trust each other, and distinguish strangers from others through the _PLAYSTATION_3 increase in interaction and understanding.

HONG YI | ARCHITECTURE & DWELLING | 4062663 Hafencity street view of LIVING + PLAY Apartments

LIVING+AMUSEMENT

GROUND FLOOR

GroundSCALE Floor 1:200 Plan

SECOND FLOOR

SecondSCALE Floor 1:200 Plan

Fourth Floor Plan

Sixth Floor Plan


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_PLAYSTATION_3 LIVING+AMUSEMENT CLIMATE CONTROL: (not to scale)

AIR EXHAUST THROUGH ATRIUM AND WINDOW PANELS

OPEN ATRIUM ALLOWS HEAT AND LIGHT TO WARM UP BUILDING AND VENTILATES INTERNAL SPACE

CENTRAL ATRIUM TO PROVIDE NATURAL LIGHT & DISCHARGE EXHAUSTED AIR THROUGH CONVECTIVE EFFECT

CONSTRUCTION METHOD:

LIGHT COLOURED FINISH TO SOFFIT AND CEILING ASSISTS LIGHT REFLECTANCE

BALCONY FLOORS PROVIDE HORIZONTAL SHADING FROM ACCESIVE GLARE FRESH AIR INTAKE

PUBLIC STREET FLOORS TO USE FULL HEIGHT CLEAR GLASS AS GLAZING TO INTRODUCT MORE NATURAL LIGHT TO ENTER INTERNAL SPACES

EXISTING MECHANICAL SYSTEM OPERABLE ONLY WHEN PASSIVE SYSTEMS ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE THERMAL COMFORT

DAYLIGHT DISTRIBUTION & GLARE

CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB

GRID COLUMNS 500x500mm SPACING 8000mm

BRACING LOCATED ALONG SELECTED INTERIOR WALLS AND FACADE

THERMAL CONTROL DETAIL 1

DETAIL 2

DETAIL 3

DETAIL 4

DETAIL 5

DETAIL 6

I-BEAM CORTEN STEEL

GLAZING

FRAME

PAINTED CONCRETE SLAB

TURF ROOFING WITH ARTIFICIAL GRASS STEEL FRAME

GLAZING INSPECTION HATCH

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RED IRONBARK TIMBER FLOORING

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2

SWT BEAM

TIMBER OAK FLOORBOARD WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING

FRAME

5

6

TIMBER GLADDING GUTTER SUSPENDED TIMBER CEILING

PAINTED CONCRETE SLAB

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SWT BEAM

DETAIL 4

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ALUMINIUM PANELS

GLAZING

9 GLASS RAILINGS

FRAME

SECTION THROUGH RED,GREEN,BLUE TYPOLOGIES SCALE 1:20

PAINTED CONCRETE SLAB

DETAILED SECTION SCALE 1:5

DETAIL 5

DETAIL 6


_PLAYSTATION_3 LIVING+AMUSEMENT

HONG YI | ARCHITECTURE & DWELLING | 4062663

ASSUMPTIONS For the purposes of this competition we assume the creation by 2020 of a high-speed rail network for the Midwest, with Chicago as its hub. This system, similar to the high-speed system being developed in California, or those already established in Japan and in many parts of Europe, would reach speeds of roughly 225 mph (360 km/h) and would connect Chicago to St. Louis or Detroit in about 90 minutes, to Cleveland in 2 hours, and to Milwaukee in 45 minutes. Gary, Indiana and Joliet would be only 15 minutes from Union Station. A diagram of this hypothetical network is available for download on the competition website. This network would eventually tie into other regional networks, creating a national high speed rail system, connecting Chicago to New York City in roughly 6 hours.

RECONFIGURATION passengers per year, for a total of 50-65 million passengers per year, roughly twice the number of passengers using Chicago Midway Airport annually. New York's JFK Airport, or Amsterdan's Schiphol Aiport handle roughly the same number of passengers per year as we would expect to use the reconfigured Union Station.

Based on similar estimates made for traffic in the California system, we estimate that with a significant amount of short-haul air travel now being made via train, Chicago Union Station would handle an additional 30-45 million Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize Competition: Union Station 2020

North-South Section

Hafencity Site Plan East-West Section

East Elevation

West Elevation

South Elevation

North Elevation

In its current configuration, Union S in fact, a station at all. That is, tr pass through it on their way to som Union Station is a terminal, both fr and from the south. In order to se speed rail hub, the current rail conf change -- tracks will run directly th Station, and the program current northbound and southbound tra relocated. A diagram of the rail reis available on this site. Compet responsible for the design of this should take into account connec from the newly configured tracks.

curre The City of Chicago is also curren the West Loop Transportation C will connect Union Station to Transportation Center and to n subway lines. Diagrams of this link for download on the competit Competitors should take into connection of this element with Un


Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize Competition: Union Station 2020

ntly planning Center, which the Ogilvie ew bus and k are available ion website. account the ion Station.

This competition is, in part, about looking for new ways of conceiving the mixed use complex. How can we seize on programmatic complexity to go beyond the strategy of plinths and towers as we know it today?

Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize Competition: Union Station 2020

A proposal exists for a mixed-use tower atop Union Station (link: http://www. chicagounionstation.com/future_plans.html). Proposals like this one conceive of the mixing of programs and uses primarily as a question of lamination, or of designing a tower and attaching it to a base of program. We encourage solutions that challenge this model, and that transcend the g of a tower or train shed atop a skillful design plinth off infrastructure.

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passengers per year, for a total of 50-65 million passengers per year, roughly twice the number of passengers using Chicago Midway Airport annually. New York's JFK Airport, or Amsterdan's Schiphol Aiport handle roughly the same number of passengers per year as we would expect to use the reconfigured Union Station.

Based on similar estimates made for traffic in the California system, we estimate that with a significant amount of short-haul air travel now being made via train, Chicago Union Station would handle an additional 30-45 million

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

Station is not, rains can not mewhere else. rom the north rve as a high figuration will hrough Union ly separating ains will be -configuration titors are not element, but ctions to and

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For the purposes of this competition we assume the creation by 2020 of a high-speed rail network for the Midwest, with Chicago as its hub. This system, similar to the high-speed system being developed in California, or those already established in Japan and in many parts of Europe, would reach speeds of roughly 225 mph (360 km/h) and would connect Chicago to St. Louis or Detroit in about 90 minutes, to Cleveland in 2 hours, and to Milwaukee in 45 minutes. Gary, Indiana and Joliet would be only 15 minutes from Union Station. A diagram of this hypothetical network is available for download on the competition website. This network would eventually tie into other regional networks, creating a national high speed rail system, connecting Chicago to New York City in roughly 6 hours.

Project: A high-speed rail network fir the Midwest, with Chicago as the hub, is assumed to have been created by 2020. The Chicago Union Station would handle an extra 30-45 million passengers per year for a total of 50-65 million per year. The project chanllenges on programmatic complexity to go beyond the strategy of a tower or train shed atop a plinth of infrastructure. Design concept: The project invents a new datum: an architectural plane is struck across the site, and termed the ‘cultural datum’. It collides with the old station building, lifts the lid on the subway. It defines time, a divider between the old and new. The plane initiates an infrastructure for the future - folding to reveal the station below, bridging the river, a circular cut-out allowing light, and a public gathering plaza.

In its current configuration, Union Station is not, in fact, a station at all. That is, trains can not pass through it on their way to somewhere else. Union Station is a terminal, both from the north and from the south. In order to serve as a high speed rail hub, the current rail configuration will change -- tracks will run directly through Union Station, and the program currently separating northbound and southbound trains will be relocated. A diagram of the rail re-configuration is available on this site. Competitors are not responsible for the design of this element, but should take into account connections to and from the newly configured tracks. The City of Chicago is also currently planning the West Loop Transportation Center, which will connect Union Station to the Ogilvie Transportation Center and to new bus and subway lines. Diagrams of this link are available for download on the competition website. Competitors should take into account the connection of this element with Union Station.

This competition is, in part, about looking for new ways of conceiving the mixed use complex. How can we seize on programmatic complexity to go beyond the strategy of plinths and towers as we know it today? A proposal exists for a mixed-use tower atop Union Station (link: http://www. chicagounionstation.com/future_plans.html). Proposals like this one conceive of the mixing of programs and uses primarily as a question of lamination, or of designing a tower and attaching it to a base of program. We encourage solutions that challenge this model, and that transcend the g of a tower or train shed atop a skillful design plinth off infrastructure.

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A NEW DATUM

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TOILETS

OFFICE

CAFE/RETAIL

RESERVATIONS

TICKETS SALES

CLINTON ST

SECTION

COMMUTER RAIL SECURE WAITING + PUBLIC PLAZA / DEMONSTRATION AREA

LIFTS TO CONFERENCE CENTRE +CARPARK

L2

MAIN LOBBY

HIGH SPEED RAIL SECURE WAITING

VIP LOUNGE

L4

MARKET BELOW TICKETS SALES

L0

L1

BOOKINGS LIFTS TO CONFERENCE CENTRE +CARPARK

L3

LOCKERS

PLANT/MECHANICAL

CAR RENTAL OFFICES

TOILETS

STREET LEVEL PLAN

JACKSON BLVD

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OFFICES

OFFICES

OFFICES

OFFICES

LIFTS TO CONFERENCE CENTRE +CARPARK

RAILWAY PLATFORMS

TOILETS

L2

UP TO TRANSPORT CONCOURSE

REGIONAL MARKET PLANE

ENTRY FOYER OFF CLINTON STREET

TOILETS

L0

CHICAGO RIVER

L1

UP TO TRANSPORT CONCOURSE

L4

LIFTS TO CONFERENCE CENTRE +CARPARK

L3

PLANT/MECHANICAL

CONCOURSE LEVEL PLAN

VIEW FROM JACKSON BOULEVARD


A NEW DATUM

DIAGRAMMATIC SECTION

SECTION


6_DIGITAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS

Overview: I took ‘Digital Design Applications’ as an elective during my final semester, to expand my knowledge on the field of digital architecture. I learned about creating complex geometry and parametric design with a Rhinoceros plug-in called Grasshopper, which explores the alternative possibilities that emerge from the extensive use of the computer, from design to manufacturing it with the laser-cutter.

Parametric installation created for gallery space

Parametric light module

Creating parametric objects with ‘Grasshopper’

Physical model of parametric gallery space and installation, by using the laser-cutter

Computer rendering of parametric gallery space and installation


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For more information, please visit: hongyi.carbonmade.com (online portfolio) superstudio10.wetpaint.com (24 superstudio competition) architecturemedia.com/unbuilt/results/ (AA Prize for Unbuilt Works)

Architecture Portfolio 2011  

A collection of projects I've done during my time as a Master of Architecture student.

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