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iris kim

architecture portfolio


contents

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curriculum vitae

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the nomadic museum local residency and architectural remnants

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iconic a new federal courthouse monument

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ripple effect microgird as resilient organizer

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extension a cultural infrastructure that grows

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convivial a food focused housing typology

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bodega house rethinking the corner typology

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animal farm a concrete ecosystem pavilion


iris kim education May 2018

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Master of Architecture

May 2012

Georgetown University Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Arts, Government and Art History Cum Laude

experience Summer 2017

FreelandBuck Brooklyn, NY Architectural Design Intern

Summer 2016

MESH Architectures Brooklyn, NY Architectural Design Intern

2016-2017

PennDesign Philadelphia, PA Graduate Research Assistant for Franca Trubiano

2015-2018

PennDesign Philadelphia, PA Laser Operator, Fabrication Lab

2012-2015

McGraw-Hill Higher Education New York, NY Editorial / Product Development Coordinator

Spring 2012

Sweetgreen Washington, D.C. Design Intern for the Sweetlife Festival 2012

Summer 2011

Museum of Modern Art New York, NY Development Intern, Exhibition Funding

Summer 2010

MoMA PS1 Long Island City, NY Public Programming Intern

publications Spring 2018

Panorama, Volume 26, PennDesign Department of City Planning

Spring 2017

Pressing Matters, Volume 6, PennDesign Department of Architecture

skills Digital

3D/Drafting: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, V-Ray, AutoCAD, Revit, Vectorworks Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

Analog

Hand drawing, sketching, photography, collage, model-making

Communication

References available upon request.

Basic proficiency in Spanish, Korean. Experienced in editorial development and copyediting.


nomadic museum

local residency + architectural remnants

Masters Thesis, Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Adviser: Philip Ryan Site: Philadelphia, PA Historically, the rise of the singular museum as a multi-program consolidation was appropriate, with the sense of formality that art experiences required and the capital required for upkeep and collection building. There is the oftenmade comparison of the 19th century rise of the department store with the rise of the modern institutional museum - one saturated event and space that worked on a multi-sensory level. But this kind of experience takes massive amounts of capital, moves at bureaucratic snail’s pace, and remains shrouded in elitist and inaccessible ways. As we move towards more frequent, casual, distributed, and smaller scale experiences with art, through different types of media, a singular museum is no longer logical. This is a proposal for a diffused network of curated “shows” within the larger museum of “Philadelphia” - the Nomadic Museum ...shows that connect the character of the city with elements of a growing art collection, in order to to regain the essential mission of the art museum: to connect people to art. These nodes harness and amplify intrinsic strengths of their locale through the exhibition, projection, and performance of art pieces. After the residency ends, select components are left intact to continue the program activity, or alter based on the needs curated by the immediate community, imprinting and further strengthening the idea of the Nomadic Collection and resulting in a model for a Nomadic Museum.

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THE MAIN IDEA: PROGRAM DIFFUSION


VINE STREET EXPRESSWAY

CHANCELLOR STREET

PROGRAM: GALLERY + STORE ARCHITECTURAL REMNANT: MIRRORED FACADES LEFT AS SCULPTURE

PROGRAM: GALLERY OF VIEWS / GALLERY OF THE CITY ARCHITECTURAL REMNANT: STEEL FRAME FOR ELEVATED VIEW POINTS AND ONE REMAINING ROOM FOR A BAR

SPRING GARDEN RAIL PARK EXTENSION

GIRARD AVENUE TROLLEY LINE

PROGRAM: SCULPTURE GARDEN ARCHITECTURAL REMNANT: BOARDWALK PATHS TO LIFT INTO SPACE AND SPACE + INFRASTRUCTURE TO MOVE ART

PROGRAM: ROVING COMMUNITY GALLERY - FOCUSED ON EXISTING COMMUNITY GROUPS AT EACH STOP ARCHITECTURAL REMNANT: COVERED TROLLEY STOP

FITLER SQUARE

PROGRAM: GALLERY OF SCREENS ARCHITECTURAL REMNANT: SCREEN FRAMES FOR COMMUNITY USE

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY ARTIST RESIDENCY

PROGRAM: MODULAR ARTIST RESIDENCY ARCHITECTURAL REMNANT: PARKING GARAGE

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fitler square DURING THE RESIDENCY ARCHITECTURE: 2220 PANAMA ST + ELEVATED BOARDWALK + SCREENS PROGRAM: GALLERY OF SCREENS EXHIBITION: PUBLIC SPACE AS ARENA FOR ... PROTEST CURATOR: IRIS KIM ARTIST FEATURED: BAILIE VENSEL AFTER ARCHITECTURAL REMNANTS: SCREEN FRAMES PROGRAM: COMMUNITY OUTDOOR SCREENS FOR MOVIE NIGHTS, OPERA SCREENINGS, ETC. EXHIBITION: PUBLIC SPACE AS ARENA FOR ... CURATOR: FITLER SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

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23RD STRE

PANAMA STREET

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ELEVATION

SITE PLAN

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BEFORE / AFTER

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chancellor st DURING THE RESIDENCY ARCHITECTURE: SCAFFOLDING FOR TEMPORARY GALLERY ROOMS + VIEWING PLATFORMS PROGRAM: EVENT SPACE + GALLERY EXHIBITION: GREATER PHILADELPHIA CURATOR: IRIS KIM AFTER THE RESIDENCY ARCHITECTURAL REMNANTS: BOX FRAME SCAFFOLD + ONE ENCLOSED ROOM FOR A BAR PROGRAM: BAR + VIEWING PLATFORM EXHIBITION: THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS ART

BEFORE / AFTER

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BEFORE / AFTER

SECTION

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iconic

a new federal courthouse monument

Architecture Studio, Spring 2017 Critic: Brennan Buck Site: Spring Garden, Philadelphia Collaborator: Lillian Candela iCONIC lies in the in-between - oscillating between multiplicitous identities, challenging the norms of a courthouse. The massing is derived from the cone as the primary building element. Traditionally, the cone is anomalous, rare, and associated with unique architectural and programmatic elements. Using derivations of the shape, iCONIC represents a new kind of monumentality and icon for the federal court system.The ambiguity of the form emerges from the tri-parted cone, which represents the tension between individual and collective. Furthering the building’s ambiguous nature, it fluctuates between a two dimensional graphic and a three dimensional amalgamation of parts as one moves past the building on the Delaware Expressway. This ambiguity is reinforced through the changing tile roof treatment, increasing in density as more of the building is revealed and blending the individual building elements together - further confusing what is individual cone and what is aggregate massing. The programmatic division of the building positions the public on top, while the nodes of power, the courtrooms, are on the bottom - challenging the traditional hierarchy of a courthouse. The inversion and shearing of the cone are symbolic of this inverted hierarchy, the anomalous nature of the building, and the aspiration to imbibe a new typology of a courthouse.

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FLIPPED TRI-PART CONES

SINGULAR CONES

TRI-PART CONES 2

TRI-PART CONES 3


OPERABLE SECTION MODEL

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FORM MAKING VIEWSHED CUTS

ROOF PLAN

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION

COURTROOM SECTION

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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2ND FLOOR PLAN

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COMPOSITE DRAWING: BIRDS EYE PERSPECTIVE, ELEVATION, WORMS EYE PERSPECTIVE

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ripple effect

microgrid as resilient organizer

Architecture Studio, Fall 2017 Critic: Matthijs Bouw + Kai-Uwe Bergmann Site: South Boston Collaborator: Nikita Jathan In response to our studio prompt of resilient futures, we focused on giving the citizens of South Boston the tools and framework of a microgrid-based community structure that harnesses the hard infrastructural connections into building and developing soft infrastructural community ties. Our objective is centered around two ideas:

MICROGRIDS: A RESILIENT COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

TRADITIONAL MICROGRID

(1) To create a project that imagines new ways in which we experience energy in our daily life, and in which humans may be positioned as agents in our own energy future. (2) To create a set of replicable ideas that in our case work together, but can be replicated in different combinations or pieces throughout this neighborhood, city, and beyond. Boston is uniquely equipped to become an energy-independent district. It’s geographically well-connected, and has tons of potential for solar, tidal, and onshore wind energy. It even has a mix of uses that can be balanced in their different levels of energy use, peak times, and loads.

COMPOSITE MICROGRID

SITE AS NODE

As tech continues to become a major part of the South Boston economy and landscape, how can it concentrate its investment to benefit both private and public interests? How can tech use its big picture thinking to engage resilience at the level of both the system and its parts? IMAGINED FUTURE MICROGRID

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SOUTH BOSTON: GEOGRAPHIC POTENTIAL TRANSPORTATION

SOLAR ROOF

SITE PLAN

OFFSHORE WIND

2100 SLR + STORM SURGE

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OPTIMIZATION

ANYWHERE

HERE

01_SITE

02_FILL SITE W/ POTENTIAL

01_SITE + SITE DIVISION

03_BREAKDOWN SITE

04_INCREASE SURFACE AREA + SPLIT PROGRAM

02_SPLIT BUILDING PROGRAM

05_ADJUST HEIGHT FOR SOLAR OPTIMIZATION

06_TERRACE BUILDING FOR LIGHT

03_PATH THROUGH SITE TO CONNECT BUILDINGS

07_BREAKDOWN FURTHER FOR LIGHT ACCESS, CREATE LANDSCAPE

08_REPEAT ON LANDSCAPE

04_CARVE FOR OPTIMAL LIGHT, EXPOSURE AND PV POTENTIAL

FULL SECTION

DISTRIBUTION CENTER

TIDAL BARRAGE

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WATERFRONT

INTERACTIVE PATH


HWAY

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

OFFICE BUILDING ENERGY STORAGE

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PHOTOVOLTAIC PAVERS pavement is made active through its use of photovoltaics to generate energy, while also embracing the kinetic act of walking to signify activity.

TERRACING terracing the landscape increases surface area for south-facing pv paver material, and simultaneously creates more usable and zoned spaces for public use.

SUN-FLOWERS photovoltaic petals perched on wind noodle stems bring a new kind of lush to our interactive energy garden, while also creating shaded spaces.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT while they produce some mechanical energy, these primarily symbolic features invite the public to the site to actively engage with the energy landscape, while also promoting health.

WOONERF cutting the corner of our site to create a public space creates a thru-way; by adding a paver gradient, traffic slows and returns this area to the residential neighborhood.

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TIDAL BARRAGE

WIND NOODLES human scale vibrating noodles use kinetic energy to generate mechanical energy, while providing interactive and actively working alternatives to a traditional landscape.

the tidal barrage encloses the waterfront of the site, maintaining control over water level, and taking advantage of daily tidal power in the reserve channel.

CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER cross laminated timber construction represents long-term thinking in practice, both visually through defining a new energy aesthetic, as well as through cost and life cycle considerations

SOLAR FACADE a gradient-defined facade responds to optimal areas of sun exposure to simultaneously shade and collect solar energy through built in photovoltaics.

PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS traditional photovoltaic panels take advantage of low, flat, southern exposure on the rooftops of both buildings, maximizing use of the roof space.

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extension

a culural infrastructure that grows

Architecture Studio, Spring 2016 Critic: Jonathan Scelsa Site: Spring Garden, Philadelphia Philadelphia is a bridge. It bridges the major eastern cities while it bridges its industrial and historical past with its artistic and poetic future. Philadelphia is also a city of many bridges, infrastructural feats that pay homage to a history of transport and crossings. Extension aims to be one of the great infrastructural structures of the city by crossing, connecting, and growing. A connective artery, this performing arts center aims to plug into the city system at various critical points: the burgeoning neighborhood of Northern Liberties, the SEPTA system, and the waterfront. It bridges a multiplicity of programs and aims to bridge into the future, with possibilities of extension and growth that awakens the otherwise ignored area around the site.

CATENARY MASS DEVELOPMENT

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BRIDGE STUDIES

PUBLIC PROGRAM DIAGRAM

carnival commercial

bus/pedestrian dropoff loading area

primary entrance


MASSING STRATEGY PUBLIC AREAS PRIVATE AREAS

FRAMING VIEWS

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PHASE DEVELOPMENT

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base site + spring garden septa stop

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residential “top” tower + developer agrees to take on overall project

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“tops” built by developer, mixed use programming

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public and private pathways built; lower half of bridge begins construction

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catenary mass encloses program from septa to waterfront forming singular bridge

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future phases of residential and commercial development


INTERIOR LOBBY

OPERA INTERIOR

AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION

PLAN

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convivial

a food focused housing typology

SITE CONDITIONS

Architecture Studio, Fall 2016 Critic: Brian Phillips Site: Francisville, Philadelphia Increased urbanization, along with a collapse of formalities, is altering the way that city residents approach work, culture, leisure, and living. Food brings people together, provides work, spurs cultural exploration, instigates economic growth, and is a critical component of the private home as well as the public experience of the urban dweller. By collapsing the work and the live, the formal restaurant and the informal food truck, the food maker and the food appreciator, and the public urban identity with the private home hearth, Convivial is born. Food becomes the focus of this new housing typology. A hub for the food entrepreneur, restauranteur on the make, food culture appreciator, and everyone in between, Convivial is taking the increased visibility and economic viability of food as urban instigator and placemaker in order to create a community that not only works locally but benefits the greater urban context with good food, good times, and a new way to live, cook, and eat in the city.

SECTION PERSPECTIVE

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ACTIVATING URBAN EDGES

ANCHORING CORNERS WITH COMMERCIAL PROGRAM

FORMAL SCULPTING + CREATING 1 PATH

ENCLOSING PUBLIC SPACE


2ND LEVEL PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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WYLIE STREET

URBAN CONTEXT PLAN

FRANCISVILLE PLAYGROUND

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UNIT TYPOLOGIES Each unit has the possibility to adapt to incorporate commercial use, with bathrooms that can adapt to public facing use, as well as use of counter tops and islands to partition off space.

“STOREFRONT” UNIT • • •

faces the existing urban edge a more formal “restaurant” structure in the public facing side larger units for more established food makers

COMBINATION UNIT • • •

faces quiet cameron street separate public and private facing sides by level larger family units (2 bedroom, 2 bath)

“FOOD TRUCK” UNIT • • •

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faces the created path countertop boundary for more informal interaction between housing unit and exterior public edge compact units for newcomers


“STOREFRONT” UNIT

“FOOD TRUCK”UNIT

COMBINATION UNIT

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bodega house

rethinking the corner typology

Architecture Charette, Fall 2016 Critic: Brian Phillips Site: South Philadelphia bodega (noun) small, local retailer that sells everything from beer to diapers, derived from the spanish word for “warehouse�; synonyms: corner store, grocery store, deli [symbolically] for those living within a few blocks [micro-neighborhood], an anchor institution that meets a variety of personal and neighborhood needs bodega house (noun) a resident owned rowhome / bodega that integrates commercial and private spatial qualities and program aspects by projecting commercial objects into architectural moments of utility and circulation

PERSPECTIVE RENDER

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PROGRAM BASED SPATIAL RESOLUTION


FORMAL EXPLORATIONS

SECTION + PLANS

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animal farm

a concrete ecosystem pavilion

Architecture Studio, Fall 2015 Critic: Eduardo Rega Site: Manitoga, New York Collaborators: Ramona Adlakha, Jesus Elizondo, Mary Swysgood, Mana Sazegara “Animal Farm” explores the part-to-whole relationship with the development and creation of a family of components made primarily of concrete. In order to accommodate the weight of the concrete, we developed a system that decreases in density from the lower levels to the top -- density in the amount of concrete used and density in the mass to void ratio. The pavilion rests in shallow water, allowing the fish to swim freely and seek shelter when necessary, for humans to view nature and rest in shade on denser ground, and for birds to nest and hunt with optimized views of the open water. The aggregations create moments where all the live elements can move through, feed, and rest simultaneously. All of this comes together in a massing that is influenced by the natural elements, but that also aims to disrupt and reorganize these natural forces in an attempt to blur the line of separation between them.

FAMILY AGGREGATIONS

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE “ANIMAL”


MATERIAL STUDIES

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PAVILION ISOMETRIC

FINAL HYBRID CONCRETE “MACHE” SYSTEM

FABRIC COMPONENT MOLDS STYROFOAM FILLED TOP COMPONENTS CONCRETE SOAKED FABRIC STRIPS CREATE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE SHELL WOODEN FRAMES ALLOW COMPONENTS TO CURE IN PLACE FULLY CAST CONCRETE ANCHORS

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FINAL BUILT PAVILION

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