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Architecture | Interior Design | Furniture

2015 - 2019 | Selected School Works

PORTFOLIO SO TSZ CHING


SO TSZ CHING, JASMINE

+852 66073573 jasminesotc@gmail.com

26th December, 1996 Hong Kong

ABOUT Productive, communicative, a questioner. Offers creative ideas and reliable teamwork.

GENERAL SKILLS

EDUCATION

Technical drawing

BA (Hons) Environment and Interior Design

Layout design

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Verbal presentation Writing Laser cutting Wood work Mapping

Interior Design Ryerson University, Toronto

St.Stephen’s Girls’ College

WORK EXPERIENCE

Adobe

BEAU Architects

Illustrator Indesign Lightroom AfterEffect Architectural Software AutoCAD Rhinoceros 3D Sketchup Microsoft

2018 Winter Semester

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Photoshop

2015 - 2019

Design Intern Project Type - Gallery space

2009 - 2015

2018 Winter Break

Responsibilities - Helped in producing very fine technical drawings as a kind of artwork to be exhibited in New York

IOIO Creative Design Intern 2018 Summer Break Project Type - interactive media, exhibition space, VR experience, branding Responsibilities - Helped in rebranding the company profile and website, interior design setting in a VR game

Word Excel Powerpoint

UniteUnit Design Intern 2017 Summer Break Project Type - F&B, commercial, artspace interior design

LANGUAGE Cantonese

Responsibilities - Helped in all stages of different interior design projects from concept to site meeting, construction drawings and liaising with suppliers

English Mandarin

HONOURS Dr. Tang Kui Ming Scholarship

HOBBIES

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2018

Woods Bagot Scholarship Woods Bagot

2017


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VERTICAL FREE SPACE

DOME OF LIGHT

Final Year Project

A multi-layer ceiling altering light direction

HSBC headquarter, Hong Kong

Rome Pantheon

2019 Spring

2018 Fall

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RECALL

SAUNA CUBE

Programme of a museum exhibition

Natural sauna construction exploration

Fort York, Toronto

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2018 Winter

2017 Winter

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JOURNEY INTO THE GREEN

CUBIE

Programme of the fruit market

Furniture design for kids

Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

2016 Winter

2015 Winter


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1 VERTICAL FREE SPACE How does free-space look like when it becomes more vertical and three-dimensional? The concept of “free-space” becomes crucial in architecture as we value users’ own interpretation of the space over the typical functional division of spaces. A space is free when users can decide how to use the space themselves, innovating new functions from unrestricted human activities under an “un-charactered” spatial layout. We often see “freeplans” of minimal partitions, but never see “free-section”. We expect free-space to be arranged in a plan, but never across floors in a section.

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This project experiments and demonstrates free-space in a vertical perspective, bringing to you a new definition of freespace with verticality potential. Vertical free-space provides more freedom because it is no longer merely experienced in one plane,

Final Year Project HSBC headquarter, Hong Kong 2019 Spring

but 360 degrees all around you. The story sets in the future, the time when many tasks are replaced by artificial intelligence. Although HSBC still stands as one of the largest banks in Hong Kong, the majority of employees are fired because their jobs can be done by AI. Therefore, a lot of space in the HSBC building becomes vacant. Then what do we do with the huge space? A completely new radical spatial layout is proposed for the remaining bank employees to use. It is an experiment of free-space, to be experienced in a more vertical perspective. From arranging a free-space in plan, we now challenge to arrange a free-space in section. From the original freeplan of HSBC to “free-section” of HSBC, here comes a new picture of office daily life and people’s interaction.


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Research and experiment exploring vertical free-space

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004 004 Detail drawings of my vertical free-space typology (small cell scale): modular office unit to be clustered across floors


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005 005 Detail drawings of my vertical free-space typology (large scale): central walkable atrium connecting the whole building


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006 006 Detail drawings of my vertical free-space typology (medium scale): combined functional space of meeting, activity and senior rooms


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007 007 Detail drawings of my vertical free-space typology (medium scale): highly transparent and double-sided exposed data space


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Simulation vertical free-space HSBC model


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Overall project booth

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2 DOME OF LIGHT It is a scientific exploration of the architectural element: ceiling, questioning its limit and functions. In the Oculus of Pantheon in Rome, sunlight shines on different spots inside the dome throughout the day because of the constantly varying Sun location. I questioned whether the dome ceiling could be redesigned so that light is always shinning on the same spot no matter where the sun is. By designing such a multi-layer ceiling, a totally

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A multi-layer ceiling altering light direction Rome Pantheon 2018 Fall

opposite situation from that of the current Oculus of Pantheon in Rome is created. With sunlight always shining on the cross, it becomes the emphasis in the room, giving a stronger religious symbolism to the chapel. In the project, physics concepts are incorporated such as total internal reflection, optical fibres, refraction.


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Simulation model of the multi-layer dome ceiling

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Black track and LED light simulate the Sun path movement


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003 Detail drawings of the multi-layer design


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3 RECALL I transformed the Fort York Historical Museum into one that could create a whole new virtual world that let visitors immerse in the past of Fort York, perceiving the history and archaeological significance along this time tunnel journey with their 5 senses. Fort york, a site of history and resources, should be recalled much more than solely an exhibition of artifacts in the

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Programme of a museum exhibition Fort York, Toronto 2018 Winter

museum. Aiming at creating a sensory journey within an interior space where people can understand Fort York history with 4 more senses’ perceptions other than visual, it would be recalling their basic survival ability - 5 senses, which is also a symbolism of inner strength. After the journey, people should be able to recall both inner strengths of their own selves and Fort York.

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SIGHT OF WATERFRONT AND NATURAL VIEW

SOUND OF BATTLES AND ARMY

TASTE OF WATER AND FRESHNESS

TOUCH OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG AND DISCOVERIES

SMELL OF NATURE AND RECALLING MEMORIES

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001 Experimental clay and plaster models to explore forms and textures that can stimulate senses


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003 First Stop / Recall 004 Second Stop / War

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006 Fourth Stop / Endless Torture 007 Fifth Stop / Dawn and Bright

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4 SAUNA CUBE I applied the construction and technology knowledge learnt in construction classes to design a microhouse in the middle of the school swimming pool and designed an entire system in relation to the climate. The interchange of heat in a sauna and the coolness in swimming pool facilitates muscle recovery. Swimmers enter through the bottom hole, climb up stairs, reach the narrow

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Natural sauna construction exploration The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2017 Winter

corridor on the platform. The sauna room is separated by IGU glass partition to prevent heat loss. So they enter and exit the sauna room through the glass partition door. After sauna , they simply jump down into the pool just like a diving platform. We used natural heating from sun to challenge ourselves in developing a more self-sustaining micro-house.


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5 JOURNEY INTO THE GREEN With the idea of replacing the extended canopy with a footbridge, I turned the fruit market into a city farming garden, so as to create a contrast of food consumption, where fruits are bought and consumed quickly on the ground floor level, but slowly cultivated and created on the first floor level.

top office/ personal room layer. However, only the lowest layer is vibrant because people only have access to the retailing layer, plus people often think the upper layers are dangerous and full of gangster assembly.

Therefore, to encourage more communication and neighbourhood within the fruit market, I The Fruit Market consists of 3 replaced the canopies of stalls layers: from the lowest retailing into a footbridge that connects layer, to storage layer, then to the the whole fruit market.

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Programme of the fruit market Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong 2016 Winter


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001 Collage of a new neighborhood with urban farming programs on the footbridge level offering different kinds of farming activities 002 Collage showing a contrast between fast consumption of food at the ground level and slow food production at the footbridge level


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003 Fruit market vibrancy and population flow differences across different levels 004 Proposal of replacing the canopies of ground level shops with footbridges with programs to increase population flow at higher levels


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Tools Stops With tools hung on the framework for nearby people to grab and use for farming

Basic Plants

Climbing Plants

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Fertilizer Making

Hydroponic System

Deep Soil Plants

Reception Store Counter and storage

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Footbridge model side view

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6 CUBIE Using foam, we tested different forms and different ways of cutting a cube so that the forms could be of just the right amount of complexity for kids. Kids need to lift up the big cushions and try out different

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Furniture design for kids Hong Kong 2015 Winter

combinations. This trains not only their problem solving skills but also their muscles. Kids can arrange the 4 big cushions in different ways so that they can sit on it with different postures.


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001 A challenge in which kids have to re-assemble the components back to the original cube form


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002 Cushions can be rearranged to become different sitting devices


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