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o f key c o n c e p t s . A lo t o f my think in g thi s s e m e s te r h a s al s o h e av ily b e e n in s p ire d by B j ar ke I n g e l s an d hi s ‘H e d o n i s ti c S u s ta i n a b i li t y ’ le c ture s . F in all y, I ’d like to th an k my S tu di o p ar tn e r K are n fo r h e lp in g m e c o n s o li d ate a p ar ti c ul ar grap hi c s t y le in th e gro up p ro j e c t , w hi c h I f ur th e r re f in e d fo r th e m u s e um ex te n s i o n p ro p o s al .

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M any w e e ks o f r i g o ro u s w o r k are c o ll ate d h e re , an d s o I s in c e re ly h o p e yo u e nj oy th e c o nte nt s o f thi s p o r t fo li o . JA M E S

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I n i ti a l s i te m a p p i n g a r o u n d th e S yd n e y U n i ve r s i t y C a m p u s o f th e p r o p o s e d s i te . S tr o n g f o c u s w a s p l a c e d p a r ti c u l a r l y o n th e e x p e r i e nti a l a s p e c t s o f s i te q u a l i ti e s . T h e s e a re m a p p e d o u t i n a s e q u e nti a l m a n n e r d u r i n g th e s i te v i s i t s th e n c o l l ate d a n d o r i e nte d u s i n g g r a p h i c re f e re n c e s .

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< Verticality of the Masses: Scale + Depth Analytical mapping of the apparent height of site artefacts. These were then lofted to generate geometries.

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SUPERIMPOSED MAPPING TRACES

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c l o i s te r s , b u t th e ‘ f o u r- l e ave d c l o ve r ’ f o r m w h i c h s h o w a b e g i n n i n g o f th e c o nve rg e n c e o f h o s p i t a l s p a c e a n d g re e n s p a c e , a n d th e s u b tl e e x te n s i o n p l at f o r m s b u i lt to p e n e tr ate i nto th e g a rd e n a re a s .

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S c h i s m s & t h e G r i d M y i nte re s t i n th i s p r o j e c t w a s to at te m p t to re s o l ve th e i s s u e o f tr a d i ti o n a l i d e a s o f th e h o s p i t a l a s a h e a l i n g p l a c e , ve r s u s th e t w e nti e th c e ntu r y c o n c e p t l o o k i n g at th e h o s p i t a l a s a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;m a c h i n e â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I w a nte d to at te m p t to av o i d th e s e n s e o f s t a n d a rd i z ati o n a n d c o n s ti tu ti o n n o t b y h i d i n g th e a p p a re ntn e s s o f th e â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;g r i d â&#x20AC;&#x2122; o r o r th o g o n a l re p e ti ti o n , b u t b y a l l o w i n g th e p ati e nt s to b e aw a re th at th e y a re i n a n i n s ti tu ti o n i m p o s i n g u p o n th e m th e i d e a o f i m p r i s o n m e nt , o b l i v i o n a n d d i s o r i e nt ati o n w i th ti m e , w h i c h i s a c o m m o n f e a r i n m e nt a l i n s ti tu ti o n s . I a m a l s o i nte re s te d i n th e e f f e c t s o f e nv i ro n m e nt a l c o n d i ti o n s , m i n i m a l m e d i c ati o n tre atm e nt th at b e n e f i t s s c h i zo p h re n i a s u f f e re r s . < Final plans

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A clinic for schizophrenia & anxiety disorders S y m p to m s o f s c h i zo p h re n i a i s a re f l e c ti o n o f a d i s o rd e re d s t ate i n b o th c o g n i ti ve a n d e m o ti o n a l f u n c ti o n s . T h re e c ate g o r i e s o f syndromes can occur : P o s i ti ve s y m p to m s a re m a i n l y d e lu s i o n s a n d h a l l u c i n ati o n s . N e g ati ve s y m p to m s i n c lu d e l o s s o f m o ti vati o n , d r a s ti c d e c re a s e i n s o c i a l o r p e r s o n a l i nte re s t s , b lu nte d s p e e c h o r i n a p p r o p r i ate e m o ti o n s . N e g ati ve s y m p to m s a re o f te n a c c o m p a n i e d b y o th e r a n x i e t y d i s o rd e r s s u c h a s d e p re s s i o n . D i s o rg a n i z ati o n o c c u r s a s a re s u lt o f d i s o r i e nt ati o n , d i s o rg a n i s e d s p e e c h , th o u g ht a n d b e h av i o u r. M o r b i d m o o d , s u b s t a n c e a b u s e , v i o l e n c e a n d a n x i e t y a re c o m m o n a n d re q u i re th e r a p e u ti c re s p o n s e .

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T h e re f o re , > a n a rc h i te c tu re th at i s a p p ro p r i ate n e e d s to a i n c o r p o r ate a s e n s e o f d o m e s ti c i t y ; > i t n e e d s to a c ti ve l y re s p o n d to p ati e nt s ex p e r i e n c i n g p s yc h o s i s a n d m i n i m i s e i m p a c t o n o th e r s ; >i t n e e d s to e f f i c i e ntl y a l l o w s t a f f to c i rc u l ate th e p re m i s e ; >i t n e e d s to avo i d i m p o s i n g th e s e n s e o f i m p r i s o n m e nt a n d h o p e l e s s n e s s ; >i t n e e d s to p ro m o te ro u ti n e a n d s o c i a l e n c o u nte r s ; >s p a c e s n e e d to avo i d a m b i g u i t y, p ati e nt s h o u l d re c o g n i s e a n d a c c e p t b o u n d a r i e s a n d n o t fe e l l o s t o r d i s o r i e nte d .

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A Museum of Relevance Macleay Museum Extension Proposal James Feng What exactly is a m useum supposed to do? A ‘bad’ m useum m ay be defined by uninteresting exhibitions and unthoughtful curation, while a ‘pleasant’ m useum m ay be defined by the coffee it serves during weekends. Are m useum s m eant to educate? Are m useum s m eant to provide an additional fabric to experiencing and accessing knowledge bey ond Google, F acebook and Youtube? Even m ore so, have m useum s of the present becom e alm ost irrelevant? Do they im pact us in a direct way and inform us of t rend, social politics and current affairs? Using these qu estions as prem ise, this is an attem pt to explore architectural typologies involved in experiential, em otionally infectious spaces to house a collection of works that allows visitors to experience geo-political news around A ustralia and the world in a spatial m anner. This extension offers a journey, a volum etric orchestral piece. Evidently there are influences from the Guggenheim B ilbao precedent in this proposal and m any ideological aspects were adopted from Ghery’s building. S ite context is respected and the bridge between the new and the old is carefully established with m inim ised disturbance to the im m ediate surrounds.

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A M U SE U M OF RELEVANCE W h at e x a c tl y i s a m u s e u m s u p p o s e d to d o? A ‘ b a d ’ m u s e u m m ay b e d e f i n e d b y u n i nte re s ti n g e x h i b i ti o n s a n d u nth o u g ht f u l c u r ato r i a l w o r k , w h i l e a ‘p l e a s a nt ’ m u s e u m m ay b e d e f i n e d b y th e c o f f e e i t s e r ve s d u r i n g w e e ke n d s . A re m u s e u m s s u p p o s e d to e d u c ate? A re m u s e u m s s u p p o s e d to p r o v i d e a n a d d i ti o n a l f a b r i c to e x p e r i e n c i n g a n d a c c e s s i n g k n o w l e d g e b e f o re G o o g l e , F a c e b o o k a n d Yo u tu b e? Eve n m o re s o , h ave m u s e u m s o f th e m o d e r n a g e b e c o m e i r re l e va nt ? D o th e y i m p a c t u s d i re c tl y stylised sectioning to reveal in 3 dimensions to reveal architecture interior elements

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U s i n g th e s e q u e s ti o n s a s p re m i s e s , th i s i s a n at te m p t to e x p l o re a rc h i te c tu r a l t y p o l o g i e s i nvo l ve d i n e x p e r i e nti a l , e m o ti o n a l l y i n f e c ti o u s s p a c e s to h o u s e a c o l l e c ti o n o f w o r k s th at a l l o w v i s i to r s to e x p e r i e n c e g e o p o l i ti c a l n e w s a r o u n d A u s tr a l i a a n d th e w i d e r w o r l d i n a s p ati a l s e t ti n g . T h e e x te n s i o n o f f e r s a j o u r n e y, a v o lu m e tr i c o rc h e s tr a l p i e c e . Ev i d e ntl y th e re a re i n f lu e n c e s f r o m th e G u g g e n h e i m B i l b a o i n th i s p r o p o s a l a n d m a ny i d e a l o g i c a l a s p e c t s w e re a d o p te d f r o m G h e r y ’s b u i l d i n g . S i te c o nte x t i s re s p e c te d a n d th e b r i d g e b e t w e e n th e o l d a n d th e n e w i s c a re f u l l y c r a f te d w i th m i n i m i s e d d i s tu r b a n c e to th e i m m e d i ate s u r ro u n d s . break down of building components

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Volumes of Air, Light & Life  

Three Movements of a Modern Concerto || Architecture Portfolio Semester II 2015.

Volumes of Air, Light & Life  

Three Movements of a Modern Concerto || Architecture Portfolio Semester II 2015.

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