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bachelor of architecture '14 portfolio of works


[UOB student center]

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[portland hostel]

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[icon museum]

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[detailing] 46-47 [research] 48-49


[project]

[term]

[location]

[description]

University of Omar Bongo Student Center

spring 2014

Gabon, Africa

Aside from the first term of this thesis pertaining to urban design, the last of of this sequence was to design a building of our choice that would seem beneficial for the students of the University of Omar Bongo in Gabon, Africa. Through an intense participatory process in relation to urban design, the studio conducted four master design alternatives for the campus. Of those four, the students had the liberty to pick an individual building parcel in relation to what building design they wished to pursue.

[themes]

permeability, kinetics, modern african architecture

[media]

rhino, illustrator, photoshop

[instructor]

design alternative: minimum demolition

design alternative: maximum demolition

design alternative: medium demolition 1

design alternative: medium demolition 2

mark gillem

[right] final exterior rendering from courtyard.


of those four alternatives, I chose to design student center on medium demolition 1. the particular alternative had a distinctive campus-like form revolving around the center (central park) with varied axes revolving around what are the most important attributes the gabonese students believed made their campus beautiful, the trees. taking this idea further, the studio conducted a series of regulating plans to distinguish basic building envelope guidelines to provide a real-world building scope as we are proposing what type of architectural style can be established for the future of the university.

[left] the chosen design alternative: medium demolition 1

[right] the regulating plan designating the location of my building parcel. below is the information of an academic building envelope representing the basica guidelines towards the design of the future building.


KEY PRINCIPLES EPICENTER OF ACTIVITY

SOCIAL HEARTH

ACTIVITY POCKETS

LAYERS OF COMMUNITY

SEATING SPOTS

FAMILY OF ENTRANCES

LEARNING/SOCIAL EXPERIENCE

QUIET ZONES

ACHIEVING NET ZERO LIVING MACHINE

LAYERS OF SHADING

PERMEABILITY


program (m ) 2

800

food/retail

900

student resources

offices bookstore kitchen/vendor dining area

counseling computer lab recreation media/newspaper

printing post office careers lost & found

3,100

multifunctional lounge

1,000

student union

1,000

events

950

support

open seating study areas quiet zones

social hearth

meeting rooms outdoor terrace multipurpose rooms

gathering area outdoor terrace meeting rooms multipurpose rooms student offices

ballroom space

small-medium event spaces

7,750 TOTAL


original form

“push in� ground level

exploration through form

open floor flow

social hearth

events social

retail/food services

building program through section

meetings

atrium

study

leadership

organizations

relax

student resources


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it was important for us as a design studio to design our buildings towards the relation of what modern african architecture was. that topic, however, was a diďŹƒcult one to answer and to follow through. ever since the country gained civil independence, the architecture derived within that era represented an act of building that provided a symbolic or a patriotic stance. I didn’t believe in the idea of providing a campus a monumental building that stood out from the rest. I wanted to provide a functional aspect using the local materials like wood, one of their generating resources, to express what their future could look like.

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I wanted to provide a design that puts a building in motion with the control of the user. a very simple track system that is placed onto the outdoor terraces of the builiding to express the level of exposure to outdoors or the levels of sunlight throughout the day. this would maintain the level of hierarchy through the facade as the ground level would be transparant to provide open-flow student traďŹƒc. the wood panel system would show kinetic motion throughout the facade as it to be different at different times of the day.

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‘service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth� -muhammad ali

stationary

[left] a diagram representing the stationary aspects of the facade and the facade in motion throughout a given time of the day.

[right] rendering of the terrace in motion with the kinetic use of the facade panel system.

motion


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42.37 4.80

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3.35

STUDY

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3.35

STUDY

3.89

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25.29

6.93

BATH.

17.98

GAME ROOM

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3.35

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LEARNING CENTER /MEDIA CENTER

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[above] ground floor plan [left] the illustrative site plan


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36.82

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TERRACE

2.31

OUTDOOR DECK

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top floor plan


north elevation

west elevation


south elevation

east elevation


in the end, meeting the desire and needs of the students were the most important to grasp through the term of the thesis. Generating a real-world project that is to be proposed back at the University of Omar Bongo was a grateful experience that I can take and hope to see the a final alternative of the masterplan be generated in order to their new campus grow in the future. I was in the glimpse of providing a sneak-peak of what a student center on their campus could look like. a generative response is waiting to be heard. a presentation for all of the student projects of this thesis are going to be presented back in Gabon through another intensive

workshop. We can only wait and see what they will be longing for. This was an exciting opportunity for me to take as a last design studio of my undergraduate architectural career. Changing the lives of others is the biggest impact we can provide. I have no expectation of anything in return.

[above] longitudinal section.

[right] exterior rendering. a view of the student center from central park.


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portland hostel

spring 2013

portland, oregon

This studio will encourage students to consider the anonymity of the traveler. In a standard hotel, frequent travelers can find themselves in a space that is so much like other hotels that they forget what city they are in. With the disappearance of the architecture, a sense of place has been replaced with that of non-place. A hostel attempts to give a sense of place by providing space for day to day interactions to occur, a place for learning and sharing, a lodging experience that is as dynamic as the ebb and flow of its visitors.

programmatic construction, interconnection of layers

hand media (charcoal, marker), rhino, maxwell, vray, photoshop, illustrator, autocad

sebastian guivernau

[right] final exterior rendering


[left] conceptual sketch of layers. this shown

sketch begins the process of looking at critical program elements that are stacked according to specific relationships. now taking those stacks within an enclosures, negative space is created, bringing opportunity to provide special program elements that represent portland

[right] multimedia collage representing portland. the collage was used as a learning process to discover the characteristics that are special and unique to portland


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[left] conceptual programming model. the model

consisted of interchangeable layers that you can customize and rotate to discover spatial differences and varieties to figure out what the potential design outcome could be

“i try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. that’s art to me� -maya lin

[right] variation pictures. These are different possible varieties that could be made from the programming model


[left] intial marker rendering sketches. an exploration was taking place in the potential lobby area of the hostel in section and perspective

[right] layering diagrams. these diagrams show the key components of the program providing what is necessary to keep a hostel running (red) and the special opportunities (blue) representing rooms of portland. After these programs are compiled, it is shown through the layers of the floors from the ground to top


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[ground floor]

[bottom] final sections

[floor level 3]


[floor level 5]

[floor level 8]


[left] final interior rendering. this is a depiction show a perspective from the view of a bedroom within the hostel that looks out in the atrium

“architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness” -frank gehry

[right] final interior rendering. this is a depiction of a view of the “art walk” portion of the hostel near the dining hall showing remnants of the history and culture of portland [honorable mention 2013]

morpholio INSIDE 2013 competition. published in: Dwell Magazine, Designboom, ArchDaily.com, Archinect.com and Bustler.net


[project]

russian icon museum

[term]

winter 2013

[location]

[description]

[themes]

[media]

portland, oregon

This studio will focus on the making of a new Center for the Study of Russian icons and the preservation of the art of making icons in the traditional manner. This Center will be allied with the Portland Art Museum and will be situated on an open site near the Museum, perhaps on the Park Blocks. The building will be approximately 35,000 square feet. It will be a multi-story building on an infill site with an emphasis on epitomizing good urban design.

light through nature, art of room-making, act of discovery

hand sketching, watercolor, marker rendering, rhino, maxwell, vray, photoshop, illustrator, autocad

[instructor]

james givens

[left] images representing my main schemes of the project

[right] conceptual collage. the act of discovering through filters and rays of light that in the end you will find what you are looking for. a true icon is something that is discovered


EDUCATION

[left] programming diagrams and functions. There was to be a depiction to interconnect the major layers of the program. With this modification, there is community created through everyday users of the building with the visitors of the museum

EXHIBITION

[right] initial program sketch. the intention was to sort the layers of the program and add varied levels of light rays filtered through the ceiling of the roof to create an ensemble of discovering russian icons through a powerful source

EDUCATION

PUBLIC

EXHIBITION


[left] discovery model of a perforated roof system. initial pattern was sourced from the orientation of leaves in a tree that eventually creates varied differences in levels of light

“light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building” -thomas fuller

[right] room study model. the perforated roof system was incorporated into a room model and tested levels of light rays hitting the interior throughout different times of the day.


[ground floor plan]


[second floor plan]

[top floor plan]


[north elevation]

[north-south section]

[right] final exterior rendering


[rendering] final interior rendering of the public space that

acts as an atrium interconnecting the two programs (school and museum). in the end, the major goal was to create a pure composition between program and space that architecturally delights the user to be in spaces that provide spatial experiences through different times of the day and different experiences through each room that was carefully placed. a composition of harmony

“those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator� -antonio gaudi


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straub hall detailing

fall 2013

eugene, oregon

this is project from the building detailing course using a new building construction on campus to discover and figure out ways to piece cladding elements together. the new straub hall project consisted of a large cantilever amongst the main entry, which entailed to be my main design component for the final project

research cantilevers through a variety of details, learn how cladding is operated and installed within a building enclosure system illustrator and autocad

donald corner

[right] section wall detail of straub hall with cantilever


DRAWING 11 I SCALE: N/A I DAVID CHO [right] final cantilever detail

DRAWING 9 I SCALE: 1/2”= 1’-0” I DAVID CHO

[right] final perspective detail of cantilever


[project]

[term]

lanciani research project

june 2013 - june 2014

iRomaegram

[location]

[description]

eugene, oregon

This is a scope of work under the research of faculty member, james tice, to help assist as a research consultant vectorizing cartographic maps of rome. prior to entering a research symposium, one of main responsibilities was to envision a future proposal in the form of a hand-held application that can be accessed through a smart phone or tablet to allow a user to discover the spatial history of rome through specified layers

[top] proposal of smartphone application in the field

taking a photo that can be potentially added to a sharing database within the application

[scope of work]

vectorize lanciani maps and develop a proposal for the future of the accomplishments made from compiling spatial cartography of rome

[media]

illustrator, photoshop, and indesign

[instructor]

james tice

[bottom] proposal of tablet application in the act of customizing aerial layers that can be viewed as specific components relative to the map


[bottom] current vectorized map of rome that the lanciani team has compiled and worked on together


resume

[education]

university of oregon

eugene, or | sept 2008-jun 2014

[experience]

bachelor of architecture cumulative gpa: 3.25 city of eugene

[skills]

[languages]

[awards]

revit autocad autocad architecture sketchup rhino vray render maxwell render photoshop illustrator indesign microsoft office hand sketching marker rendering english korean

morpholio INSIDE competition

eugene, or | april 2014-present

urban design intern design the streetscapes and specific development areas. use autocad and adobe suite to develop a new form-based code. create digital images of future growth patterns, and site designs

roma lab

eugene, or | may 2013-present

vector graphics consultant conduct and combine maps of rome, italy from various time periods. Digitize combined maps through illustrator and process vectorized maps through arcgis

university of oregon

eugene, or | sept 2012-jun 2013

housing service assistant assisted student residents regarding their first year experience. processed incoming mail and personal packages. monitored resident hall occupancy

honorable mention 2013 featured publications: dwell magazine designboom archdaily.com archinect.com bustler.net

unavsa

portland, or | july 2011-july 2012

council of regional representative oversee the vietnamese student associations within oregon, washington and idaho. organized a regional conference at the end of the term. collaborated with leaders to facilitate workshops

vietnamese student assoc.

eugene, or | aug 2010-jan 2011

co-director represented association across university campus. facilitated and delegated tasks with team members

root design

portland, or | jun 2010-aug 2010

rendering assistant used sketchup to iterate plans and render designs three-dimensionally


contact

[phone]

503.752.2201

[email]

cho07281990@gmail.com


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