MICHELLE WONG Architecture Portfolio 2018
ABOUT As an aspiring urban designer, I am an advocate for urban revitalization who is passionate about building sustainable and complete communities for the public. This concedes through my interests on understanding the changes of architecture and exploring the relationships between people and modern landscape. I think of design as a continual learning process that starts from a receptive imagination to a hand-drawn plan that is exposed to the ambiance of ideas. It is reiterating in a way where design demands for constant nuances, but also immersive and rewarding, allowing for room in growth and development.
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WATERLOO, ONTARIO School Projects MARKHAM, ONTARIO Visual Arts Graphic Design
2018 (coming soon)
2017 Page 5-8
2017 Page 9-12
2016 Page 13-16
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA Seoul Museum
2015 Page 17-18
2014 Page 19-20
2012-present Page 21-24
01 SEOUL MUSEUM
December 2017 | Buam-Dong, Seoul South Korea | Individual Based Project Seoul Museum is a newly developed project for the Buamdong district, located within walking distance from the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace of Seoul, South Korea. The purpose of the museum seeks in bringing locals and foreigners together in sharing and developing a better knowledge on diverse cultures and food from across the world. The implementation of this project comes in different forms; from implementing a social space to engage the audience to share cultural experiences from cafe hubs and various food, along with enhancing connectivity along the staircase to provide continuation from the main floor level to the rooftop patio. Seoul Museum is eco-friendly in terms of the materials used for both the interior and exterior of the building to provide solar panel usages and natural lighting. Seoul Museum proceeds to aim for future design strategies as a standard for sustainable and innovative communities. Program Used: Physical 3D Modelling, Photoshop, Illustrator, Google Sketch-Up, V-Ray and AutoCad Final Grade Achieved: 85%
B1 Floor Level
1F Floor Level
2F Floor Level
3F Floor Level (Patio)
continuous circulation* The purpose of this museum is to incorporate a â€œcontinuousâ€? circulation flow from the main level to the patio level and lastly to the basement level, with three main entrances given. This allows audience to discover every aspect of the museum from lobby and cafe/ shop crawls to exhibiting temporary and permanent art, and developing a better understanding of the history and origin of the museum on the education floor.
patio 2nd floor main floor
02 RIVERSIDE COMMONS July 2017 | Centre Wellington, Elora Ontario | Group Based Project
Riverside Commons is a small community located on the south side of the Grand River of Elora, Town of Centre Wellington Ontario. The site seeks to complement the character of Eloraâ€™s existing community through preservation of its architectural, cultural and natural features. Design objectives include improving connectivity through enhancing streetscapes and developing mixed-use nodes, setting a foundation for future economic growth. The revitilization of this project will provide numerous factors such as connectivity, accessibility and economic vitality, while capitalizing on its unique identity. For instance, to improve connectivity across multiple modes by establishing strong street and trail linkages, to encourage built form and streetscaping that is oriented towards the pedestrian realm, while complying with relevant accessibility guidelines, to intensify mixed-use and commercial space, laying the foundation for future growth and lastly, to foster a unique sense of place through the use of strategically placed public art and the preservation of significant heritage features. Program Used: Physical 3-D Modelling, Photoshop, Illustrator, Google Sketch-Up, V-Ray and AutoCad Partners: Jon Ackerley, Clarissa Cheung, Anne Clubb and Soyeun Park Final Grade Achieved: 86%
Built Form Pattern
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03 URBAN CUBED December 2016 Blackberry Campus, Waterloo Ontario Group Based Project Urban Cubed is a redevelopment plan for the old Blackberry Campus that coincides the intersection of Philip Street and Columbia Street West located within the Region of Waterloo. The design intent derives from technological interfaces between the showcase of office workers and smart devices and seeks to provide an open space that engages and accommodates people of all ages. The revitalization of this project comes in many forms; from implementing a technology hub to engage social development and provide seasonal entertainment, to building pedestrian-friendly bridges that connects between buildings and expanding the public realm for people to shop, eat and relax. Urban Cubed is eco-friendly with the use of solar panels to operate smart devices such as luminescent street lights and adult playscapes and will set the stage for future design innovations as a standard for sustainable and innovative communities. Program Used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Google Sketch-Up, Artlantis and AutoCad Partners: Jennie Cheung, Enya Huang, Sophie Park, Jimmy Wu, and Cally Yeung Final Grade Achieved: 95%
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Botanical Name Larix laricina Tsuga canadensis Carya ovata Acer saccharum Fagus grandifolia Fraxinus americana Prunus pensylvanica Liriodendron tulipifera Betula papyrifera Ginkgo biloba Acer saccharinum Cornus florida Quercus rubra Acer Platanoides Gleditsia triacanthos Acer rubrum
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Common Name Tamarack Eastern Hemlock Shagbark Hickory Sugar Maple American Beech White Ash Pin Cherry Tulip Tree White Birch Ginkgo Silver Maple Flowering Dogwood Red Oak Norway Maple Honey Locust Red Maple
OBJECTIVE & DESIGN: The main design objectives for Urban Cubed is to be vibrant by utilising a mixture of natural and artificial light both indoors and outdoors, combined with colourful playscapes that provokes ingenuity and activity amongst the hub’s workforce. The goal is to create a technology hub with an exhibition space that features an adult playscape and interactive digital surfaces, and designing a land¬mark by using a combination of wood, glass and metal build¬ing materials to create organic, non-rectilinear architecture.
VISION: The vision for Urban Cubed is to design a vibrant technology hub with office, retail and recreational spaces that inspire creativity and innovation, acting as a landmark community meeting space for the City of Waterloo.
Water Feature Tech Hub
Columbia St. W Phillip St.
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04 TERRA PARK December 2015 Northdale, Waterloo Ontario Group Based Project Terra Park is a redevelopment plan for a small neighbouring area that coincides the intersection of Hickory Street and Lester Street located within Northdale, Waterloo. The design intent for this project is to provide a relational concept to incorporate social actions into the model of open space, with more emphasis on undergraduate students. Terra Park is structured to provide a variety of seating, pathways and playscapes, while maintaining to preserve old existing trees and vegetation. The community itself is within a comfortable walking distance from both residential and commercial buildings, and acts as an eco-friendly community for sustainable design innovations. Program Used: Google Sketch-Up and Adobe Photoshop Final Grade Achieved: 86%
VISION: The vision is to provide a multi-purpose, year-round urban green space within the community. Terra Park aims to implement a sense of place into the neighborhood through an organic identity, promoting a natural and welcoming environment. The landÂŹscape of this park coincides with the environmental future vision of Northdale, acting as an organic connection along Hickory Street. OBJECTIVE & DESIGN: The main design objectives for Terra Park is to provide an eco-friendly community by implementing large urban green spaces with the use of blending new and existing vegetation. This includes preserving the existing trees located along the back of the leveled seating area, and planting cherry blossoms around the quiet relaxing zone to promote a sense of place and identity. The site also consist a variety of seating areas such as the accessible leveled space for families to relax by the water feature; placed in the center of the park, and the multipurpose stacked seating for university students to study for exams. Since Terra Park is located a few steps away from the commercial and residential buildings, the idea of utilizing outdoor seating areas were placed within the northeast side of the park. 18
05 EASTMOUNT PASSEGGIATA December 2015 Uptown Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario Individual-Based Project Eastmount Passeggiata is a three-storey mixed-use commercial building that aims to revitalize a small commercialized area coincides between the intersections of Bridgeport East and King Street North, Waterloo. The design intent derives from the influences from Venice, Italy with a blend of modernity, providing continuity with the ideologies of modernism and postmodernism. The building consists a ground level with 17 condominium units (size of 93m2); along with a second and third floor level of 6 condominium units (size of 112 m2 each). In total, there are 47 parking spots that surround the entire southeast of the site. Program Used: Hand Drawn + Drafted, Google Sketch-Up, V-Ray Final Grade Achieved: 90%
DESIGN: This design was driven by the use of cool coÂŹlours, richness and modernity and the idea was to use a blend of different blues for people to catch a sense of relaxation and comfort. Wide windows were added to attract direct contact to sunlight and the materials used include dark grey stones and marbles for the wall, and bright coloured glass for the entrance of the building to mark its centre of focus.
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Year: March 2013 Mediums Used: Lead pencil & kneaded eraser
05 PERSONAL WORK
Year: February 2012 Mediums Used: HB & 4B pencil
Iridescent Lion Year: March 2015 Mediums Used: Watercolours & Rock Salt
These are the sample of my personal work that Iâ€™ve done in the past during my free time. As shown, Iâ€™ve played different techniques in shading and contouring with the use of different mediums. I have also taken much inspiration from others to craft a model of my own.
La Tour Eiffel Year: February 2012 Mediums Used: HB & 4B pencil
GRAPHIC DESIGN 23
These are the sample of the graphic design work that Iâ€™ve done in the past during my undergraduate study for both school related projects and extra-curriculum.
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