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PORTFOLIO HUANG Yue Selected Works 2012-2015 MArchI Application hy33397@gmail.com #05-07, 9 Gloucester Road, Singapore


CONTENTS In Between Solids Community Library | Hong Kong | 2015 6th Studio Project | Individual

Eco-Workshop Training and Production Center | Malaysia | 2014 4th Studio Project | Individual

Urban Courtyard Social Housing | Hong Kong | 2014 5th Studio Project | Individual

Space Choreography Cooking School | Hong Kong | 2013 3rd Studio Project | Individual

The Complex Whole Architecture is fragmental. The fragments are parti that form space. They are programs that run the building. They are components that build up structures. They are systems that keep habitants comfortable. Architecture is a complex whole.

Transforming Slabs Studio Flat for Artist | Hong Kong | 2013 2nd Studio Project | Individual

Miscellaneous Other projects, Artwork


“Architecture is both an interior and an exterior experience. The best architecture comes from a synthesis of all of the elements that separately comprise a building; from its relationship to the streetscape or skyline to the structure that holds it up, the services that allow it to work, the ecology of the building, the material used, the character of the spaces, the use of light and shade, the symbolism of the form and the way in which it signals its presence in the city or the countryside.” -- Norman Foster

In Between Solids Community Library | Tung Chong, Hong Kong 6th Studio | ARCH4116 | 2015 Spring Individual Project Advised by Prof. MAING Minjung

The proposal of the library of four seperated blocks linked by in-between space takes idea from the local fishing stilt house. With consideration of topography and landscape view, the design is articulated such that the ‘solids’ and the in-between ‘voids’ interact with each other and thus spacial experience is enriched.


In Between Solids

Site Analysis

View from footbridge

In-between Solids is a community library in a small fishing village in Tung Chung, HK. The site locates in a small gulf where tidal flux happens twice a day. It is an area with mangrove, mudflats and a hilly mountain at the north back. The adjacent fishing village has a typical stilt-house image. These houses spread along coastline like fingers, reaching out to the sea. Having the impression of such context, the design tries to break down the scale of given program and work closesly with nature.

Common Ground on earth

Hong Kong Bedroom

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The “Head� reaching out to water --serve as living room, kitchen and for all kinds of social activities

Local stilt house study


In Between Solids

Concept Development

thinking of solid and void

intersecting zones v.s. detached zones with in-between space

access route articulating solid and void

tidal pattern

working with topography and landscape

Through analysis of the site, several issues were identified. The gulf experiences tidal fluctuation twice a day and is surrounded by verdant mangroves. The existing access route indicates a possibility to bridge the village and up-hill road. Taking the concept of fragments, the design develops with thinking of the solid block and the in-between void. By articulating the possible connectivity of different program, segregation of zones is blurred. The final scheme consists of 4 blocks (reading zone, main library, exhibition, seminar and cafe) with in-between space as entrance, reading area and cafe look-out area. site map

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Space Articulation

In Between Solids

The main library block is featured with multi-volume space, from the welcoming reading stairs to intimate reading zone in upper level. The generous space not only widens visibility but also allows sunlight to penetrate into every corner. Through the in-between bridge to other blocks, different programs are inter-connected and thus making the library experience more interactive and dynamic.

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The exhibition block is designed as a full-height space which allows large artwork to be displayed. To illuminate the hall with uniform light, the skylight is designed with a tilted angle that brings in diffuse sunlight.

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Entrance & Reception New Arrival Reading Zone Exhibition Seminar Room Administration Office Newpaper Reading Zone Learning Common Cafe Carpark Literature Zone Outdoor Reading Garden


In Between Solids

In-between space not only breaks the boundrary of programs, but also increases building performance in terms of light and ventilation.

Daylight analysis

Ventilation analysis


Building Integration

In Between Solids

Bird eye view

To maintain the solid and void concept clean, the design uses bearing wall structure to make the interior space flows. Thus the walls serve as both structure and also exterior facade at certain faces. The design adopts a stone cladded facade with vertical openings to conceal structures. As for mechanical system, the design uses drop ceiling system.

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The rigid notion of structure as mechanical algorithm has long been abandoned – it is the new age of parallel thinking of architecture and structure, which are connected through engineering, landscape treatment and more broadly cultural issues. Nowadays as environmental issue gets more and more serious, sustainable thinking becomes another important aspect of architecture design.

Eco - Workshop Timber Workshop | Johor Barhu, Malaysia 4th Studio | ARCH3114 | 2014 Spring Individual Project Advised by Prof. Yutaka YANO

The proposal is an ventilation-oriented massing strategy with efficient timber framing structure. It starts with justifying program massing with simulations and then further develop in detail with primary structure and facade detail.


Eco-Workshop

Site Analysis

Malaysia

Site Annual temperature

Singapore

Annual comfort zone

Site location

Local climate in Malaysia is extremely hot and humid, making the cooling load for buildings large. Therefore, the design tries to think sustainably by studying the wisdom of vernacular architecture. Annual humidity

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Bird-eye view

Eco-Workshop is a local training and production centre for wood building construction. The project explores the potential of the assumed site in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, which is in the hot and humid tropical climate zone. Therefore the design responds to the climate in creating a comfortable environment through the use of passive design strategies. In addition to the climatic considerations, the building is designed to embrace sustainable practices in the selection of materials and building construction system. Along with effeciency and low expanse, the building demonstrates certain architectural quality.

Building Materials Traditional Malay houses use lightweight construction of wood, whose low thermal capacity holds little heat and cools at night. The attap roof is an excellent thermal insulator.

Layout & Orientation Traditional Malay houses are randomly arranged. This ensures that wind velocity in the houses in the latter path of the wind will not be substantially reduced. They are always oriented to face east-west direction for religious reasons. The east-west orientation minimizes areas exposed to solar radiation as well as maximizing cross ventilation.

Roof Spaces Ventilation Roof spaces in the traditional Malay houses are properly ventilated by the provision of ventilation joints and panels in the roof construction.

Vegetation The use of coconut trees and other tall trees in the kampong not only provides good shade but also does not block the passage of winds at the house level.


Concept Development

Eco-Workshop

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entrance workshop material entrance cloak and toilet lecture room archive office and working area office pantry toilet for archive terrace courtyard exterior storage

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structure

site summer north wind study

summer solstice study 45 degree tilted

summer solstice study 30 degree tilted

final strategy summer solstice

site winter south wind study

winter solstice study 45 degree tilted

winter solstice study 30 degree tilted

final strategy winter solstice

The main concept is to have two separated blocks hugging a courtyard. The strategy is adjusted and justified by simulation of ventilation performance. Not only looking at interior comfort, the project makes use of the contour and designs the landscape such that beauty of tropical nature is more appreciated.

Building plan


Eco-Workshop

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The building section demonstrates the use of passive design. Double-pitched roof with opening at the top allows hot air exhaust and stimulates ventilation effect. Veranda with large overhang provides shaded walkable space and keeps direct heat gain away from interior space.


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The design adapts a simply solid frame timber structure that is efficient and can be locally constructed. To make the structure lighter, the profile of the frame was developed into twin columns and beams, connected by steel plates and tension rods. As for the envelop, the project adopts vertical wood slats with different spacing at different orientation, which avoids extra heat gain from east and west.

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roof construction: galvanized steel standing seam roofing waterproofing membrane 7 2x12mm laminated timber sheeting 50mm softwood8batten 125mm mineral wool thermal insulation 2x12mm plywood secondary beam,9100x200mm primary laminiated beam, 100x600mm roof window 10joint nailed hinge pin metal plate let into slit 11 bolt of spacer sleeve twin column, 2 No. 100x400mm 50x50mm softwood batten 40x240mm verticle timber slats curtain wall with timber 15 framing gutter rain chain reinforced metal plate with sliding bearing floor construction: protective finishing 150mm screed slab waterproofing membrane 300mm reinforced concrete slab 15 bed of gravel verandah construction: 50mm pine boarding on bearers 150mm concrete slab bed of gravel retaining wal

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roof construction: galvanized steel standing seam roofing waterproofing membrane 2x12mm laminated timber sheeting 50mm softwood batten 125mm mineral wool thermal insulation 2x12mm plywood secondary beam, 100x200mm primary laminiated beam, 100x600mm roof roof construction: window galvanized seam roofing nailed hingesteel pin standing joint waterproofing metal plate let membrane into slit 2x12mm laminated timber sheeting bolt of spacer sleeve 50mm softwood batten twin column, 2 No. 100x400mm 125mm mineral wool thermal 50x50mm softwood batten insulation 2x12mm plywood 40x240mm verticle timber slats secondary 100x200mm curtain wallbeam, with timber framing primary laminiated beam, 100x600mm gutter roof window rain chain nailed hinge pin joint reinforced metal plate with sliding roof construction: 1 bearing metal plate let into slit floor construction: galvanized steel standing seam roofing bolt of spacer sleeve protective finishing twin column, No. 100x400mm waterproofing membrane 150mm screed2 slab 50x50mm softwood batten 2x12mm laminated timber sheeting waterproofing membrane 40x240mm verticleconcrete timber slats 50mm softwood batten 300mm reinforced slab curtain wall with timber framing 125mm mineral wool thermal insulation bed of gravel gutter verandah construction: 2x12mm plywood rain chain 50mm pine boarding on bearers2 secondary beam, 100x200mm reinforced metal plate bearing 150mm concrete slab with sliding 3 primary laminiated beam, 100x600mm floor construction: bed of gravel 4 roof window protective finishing retaining wal 5 nailed hinge pin joint 150mm screed slab waterproofing membrane 6 metal plate let into slit 300mm reinforced concrete slab7 bolt of spacer sleeve bed of gravel 8 twin column, 2 No. 100x400mm verandah construction: 9 50x50mm softwood batten 50mm pine boarding on bearers 10 40x240mm verticle timber slats 150mm concrete slab 11 curtain wall with timber framing bed of gravel 12 gutter retaining wal

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The history of Chinese residential architecture is mainly a history of the courtyard house. The closeness and sociable yard space, the glance of the garden landscape from outside and the privacy of rooms are all of the adorable faces of a courtyard house. In the dense and monolithic development of Hong Kong residential towers, this project argues for a new possibility of urban living.

Urban Courtyard Social Housing | Yuen Long, Hong Kong 5th Studio | ARCH4115 | 2014 Fall Individual Project Advised by Prof. YUET Tsang Chi

The project starts with analyzing the site of its existing infrastructure. The idea of making courtyard houses comes in the progress of massing trials. The project develops with unit planning and facade rationalizing.


Urban Courtyard

Site Analysis

The site abuts an old village in which 2 to 3 storey-houses sit densely next to each other. The living ambience here is quiet and slow.

COMPLEXITY AND CONTRADICTION

There are plenty of green space around the site, including a lotus pond at the north-east corner of the street block. Several old trees are identified to be preserved.

Mapping of Building Typologies of Yuen Lang Student: HUANG Yue Leevan ID: 1155014305

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Urban Courtyard is a collective housing design projec. The idea of relating the building to its context is the first stimulation of design strategy. The site is located in Yuen Long, which is mainly a residential area with historical village houses in Hong Kong. Tai Kiu village (had lasted more than 50 years) sits on the eastern side of the site and a river runs along the western side. To respond to the existing village and urban fabric, the design comes up with a strategy of creating two courtyard housing while providing a new urban connection to the village. Therefore, a clear statement of place making is made with two private courtyard for the residents and a public passage and largo.

COMPLEXITYhigh-rise tenement AND CONTRADICTION low-rise tenement

The site faces the major tunnel that runs across Yuen Long, which provides an opportunity to make riverscape.

Mapping of Building Typologies of Yuen Lang

Student: HUANG Yue Leevan ID: 1155014305 podium T/TT tower

podium C tower

podium irregular tower

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podium # tower low-rise tenement

podium T/TT tower

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private housing estate

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village house

private housing estate

village house

garden house

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public housing cluster

public housing cluster

other public building

other public building

Site satelite map

Mapping of adjacent building typologies

The long site is a connection between the MTR station and On Ning Road. It should serve as a public passage.


Concept Development

Urban Courtyard

Place making of two courtyards and a public largo

Entry into two courtyards

Final strategy Pushing up and down volumn to fit in the scale of context

View of north courtyard

Configuration of courtyard form

The making of connectivity, openness, and publicness in architecture is ever more pressing in the contemporary city, for it alleviates isolation, fosters tolerance, and gives pleasure and meaning to places. The building massing continues to develop dealing with the issues that the site addressed. By taking the two corners of the long site, the design uses the building mass itself to give privacy and comfortness to courtyards. Moreover, the design makes a gentle transition to the village by pushing the two sides of the block lower and making landscape in the largo entry to the village.

Two courtyards form with a middle passage for villagers

Original idea of occupying the boundrary of site to enclose private space

View of south courtyard


Space Articulation

Urban Courtyard

West elevation view from across the river

North-south section through the courtyards


Urban Courtyard

Ground floor plan

Typical floor plan

Communal

The internal layout of residential units further develops in response to the village, the noisy road on northern and southern side and the river view. Every floor 3 units are grouped with a circulation core. Every unit has its living room facing courtyard or the river while toilet and kitchen face noisy streets. To maximize the benefit of the river view and shading the afternoon sun at the same time, the western facade are designed with recessed balconies.

Typical Unit Plan Balcony Percentage: 12 % Number: 4 Typical Size: 71 m2 3 Bedrooms

Percentage: 55 % Number: 25 Typical Size: 49 m2

1-2 Bedrooms

Percentage: 33 % Number: 30 Typical Size: 31 m2

Studio Flats

Kitchen Toilet


A ‘dai pai dong’ is characterised by its green-painted steel kitchen, untidy atmosphere, the lack of air conditioning, as well as a variety of low priced great dishes. It is a part of the collective memory of Hong Kong people. The design is a cooking school to showcase and teach both globally and locally the delicacies of Hong Kong cuisine.

Space Choreography Cooking School | Shatin, Hong Kong 3rd Studio | ARCH3113 | 2013 Fall Individual Project Advised by Johnny WONG

The project starts with a research of a restaurant which is the typical compact shop which makes genuine local snacks. The busy flow of people in the restaurant and the mapping of movement of food-making stimulate the concept of choreographying fluid space.


Space Choreography

Restaurant Analysis

small but organized dining area

snack stands by the entrance

exit to main kichen

shop behind Garden Street stalls

fat pork noodles

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small bar table along mirror wall

disposal categorization

noodles cooking table

Space Choreography is a cooking school located in Sha Tin, HK. The researched restaurant - Tong Tat Foodshop - is located in one of the most famous old streets in Garden Street, Mong Kok. Though it is hidden behind the stalls, the shop is always packed with people. Through observation, the movement of customers and the routine of staff are detailly recorded and mapped, with the activities in service area to be further anylized.

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Space Choreography

Concept Development

Put on the tray which would be delivered by another staff

Finally add in onions depending on customer’s wish

Add ingredients accordingly with kitchen tongs

Conceptual model making

Ladle out noodles together with soup

Operation detail study

People circulate around. Thus space becomes motional as the people is in motion. The concept of a fluid and linked space for this cooking school comes from research on local restaurant, which scattered service area are linked and functioned through the movement of waitress. The design tries to choreograph this movement of people in using programs through a language of stacking of twisting timber lattice, which resembles the mapping of movement of dancers. Different configurations were explored based on different layout of programs.


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The twisting language provides much possibilities by its everychanging form, especially the spacial quality with light penetrating between lattices. The form goes with programs as each program “turns� to each other through circulation. The major space is then twisting up at the focal point of movement, leaving space underneath for exterior use. For the landscape, the language of twisting steps were adopted , even more strengthening the concept of fluid space. Various level heights would result in steps, platforms and stages, which makes the site more enjoyable for local community.

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Learning Common Cooking Workshop Cooking Classroom Reception Casual Dining/Cafe School Administration Office


Space Choreography

“I stroll through the forest, the trees stand in irregular density, here and there a clearing, a bush, shrubbery, no large parths, perhaps meandering trails. I roam around, I discover, I find my own path. I’m lead by curiosity, seduced by a light ray, by a particular sound.


A slab is a floor we stand on, a wall we walk along, a roof we rest underneath. When Mies made Barcelona Pavilion out of slabs, he opened a new age of architecture of slabs not as a part of blocks, but as a free spirit that makes space out of its own presence. It directs the movement of people and mingles different areas to a fluid and unbounded space.

Transforming Slabs Artist Studio Flat| Shatin, Hong Kong 2nd Studio | ARCH2112 | 2013 Spring Individual Project Advised by CAO Zhenyu

The proposal is brought after analyzing precedent case of ‘slab’ parti and writing program brief of an artist client. It uses the parti to organize space and articulates with different materials, and finally making a total design with structure realization.


Transforming Slabs

Concept Development

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Transforming Slabs is a studio flat for artists with the project wite in Sha Tin, HK. The precedent case, House for Bachelor(1931, demolished), was designed by Mies Van Der Rohe in the Berlin Building Exposition. The design effectively collapsed the division of inside and out, revealing Mies’s interest in blurring the boundaries between architecture and nature. Intersecting the grid were nonstructural, partition-like walls interrupted by expanses of glass. Extending beyond the roof, these walls connected the interior with surrounding courtyard areas and reflecting pool, creating what Mies called “attached garden rooms”.

Taking the parti of slab to make a 4-storey building in a tight site requires a strategy to create space both horizontally and vertically. In such case a slab serves as roof, wall and floor, making it more complicated than how it functions in Mies’s model. Thus design attemps to rationalize and adapts a strategy of assembling L-shape slabs to form a series of space, from the public exhibition on the ground to the private terrace at the top.

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Structure Detailing

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living area

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concrete slab thickness: 40mm

column 152mmx152mm girder 252mmx102mm space in between beams serve as wire container, so as to hide mechanical service

outdoor exhibition area steel form decking thickness: 20mm spanning 1000mm

beam 178mmx102mm

concrete flooring

connection method: bolted and welded

With the consideration of context and program, the design is organized such that public activities happen at lower floors and private spaces are on top. Space in-between slabs are articulated as circulation and light wells. Structural solution is rather simple with steel structure and concrete panel cladding to minimize the thickness of the wall such that the “slab� parti is elegantly expressed.

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exterior cladding concrete wall

steel frame construction isometric framing diagram


Miscellaneous

A Scholar House in Campus

A Public Hall in Campus

UD Toilet

Public Housing Facade Intervention

Room is a container to accommodate human activities. The main theme of the study is the interplay between space, body and furniture. A method is approached by subdividing the spatial volume -- a block -- to achieve hierachical orders.

Hall refers to a single large covered space possible to accommodate multiple collective activities. The main theme of the project is the relationship between space and structure. Activities are realized through the organization of structural elements, which are wooden sticks.

This design of UD Toilet challenges to design and construct in 1:1 scale. The concept is to carve the corner of a cuboid to make space for utilities, day lighting and access at human scale.

The intervention comes after an analysis of Hong Kong Public Housing facade performance (example from an estate of Ma On Shan). By applying a double facade of movable louvres and perforated metal panel, the lighting and heat gain of interior space can be better controlled. The design mainly study in detail how components of the skin are joined and how they attached to existing structure.

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