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special thanks to: Alexis Chua Cynthia Lau Raja Mohammad Fairuz Cheo Kae Jer Arunima Chatterjee Jason Hoo

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.�

- Aristotle

PROJECTS 01 House of Light & Water Design Studio 1 Final Project 2014 02 Himalayan Mountain Hut HMMD International Architecture Competition 2015 03 Contemporary Residence Young Designer Award 2015 04 D+ Arts Hub @ Pearl’s Hill Design Studio 2 Final Project 2015 05 Scaffold Pavilion Design Studio 3 Primer Project 2015 06 National Chinese Arts Centre (國家讛術館) Design Studio 3 Final Project 2016 07 Photography Sony World Photography Awards 2015


PROFILE Mao Yinhui Javen Chinese l October 09th 1996 l Singapore +65 9178 0370 l Javen is an architecture student based in Singapore with deep interest in humanitarian architecture to construct modular, high-quality and low-cost shelters for victims of disaster as well as countries with poor infrastructures across the world. He does not compromise the architecture experience between the process and believes that he can do a part for the less privileged. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Modelling Softwares: Revit (BIM), AutoCAD, SketchUp Rendering: Lumion 3D, Autodesk Cloud Rendering Adobe Softwares: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Microsoft Office: Excel, Words, Powerpoint Presentation Miscellaneous: Sony Vegas, Window Movie Maker, Prezi ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Bambang, David, Javen, Patricia, Sherry & Sophia, ”Prelude”, 2015. Design Studio 1 Journal AWARDS

The Most Creative Student Award, Semester 1. 2009 Bukit Batok Secondary School The Most Persevering BBSSIAN Award, Semester 1. 2012 Bukit Batok Secondary School


Diploma in Sustainable Urban Design and Engineering ( Architecture) Ngee Ann Polytechnic

2009 - 2012

‘O’ Levels Bukit Batok Secondary School

2003 - 2008

PSLE Yuhua Primary School



Starbucks Coffee Singapore PTE LTD 2014 - 2015

Coffee Master Starbucks Coffee Singapore PTE LTD


Intern CPG Consultants PTE LTD

The Most Reflective BBSSIAN Award, Semester 2. 2012 Bukit Batok Secondary School GCE ‘O’ Level Good Performance Award. 2012 Bukit Batok Secondary School Staff Sergeant. National Police Cadet Corps. 2012 Bukit Batok Secondary School Director List for Excellent Academic Performance April Semester. 2013/2014 April Semester. 2014/2015 Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design & Environment “We Create Inspired Moments in Each Custormer’s Day” Providing World Class Custormer Service FY 2014, Quarter 3 Starbucks Coffee Singapore PTE LTD




T-Shirt Design Competition Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School Of Design & Environment Participation


Photography Challenge Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Lien Ying Chow Library 1st Runner Up Photography Challenge Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Lien Ying Chow Library Merit Award


“ $5 Dream” & “Time Waits for No One” Photos chosen for Sri Lanka Photo Gallery Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design & Environment


“Recycling Poster Design Challenge” Impetus Conceptus Singapore 2nd Runner Up Ideawerkz Innovation Challenge Ngee Ann Polytechnic Participation



SG50 Five Food Way Exhibition Exhibition @ URA Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design & Environment Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Exhibition 2015 House of Light & Water l DS1 Final Project Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design & Environment Archifest 2015 D+ Arts Hub @ Pearl’s Hill l DS2 Final Project Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design & Environment





Morphosis, The Imperative of the Urban NUS Architecture Lecture 2014: Thom Mayne Futures of the Future Star Theatre 2015: Sou Fujimoto Archifest 2014 Student Ambassador Origami Workshop Ankon Mitra, 2015 MODULES COMPLETED IN NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC

*Engineering Mathematics 2 Communication & Contemporary Issues *Building Behavior Studies 1 Introduction to Building System Design Communication *Sustainable Building Design Idea Jumpstart *Engineering Mathematics 3B *Building Behavior Studies 2 *Sports & Wellness Computer Aided Design Sustainable City Planning Structure & Fabric *Idea Blueprint 7SKIN Fashion Design *Computer Aided Modelling *Integrated Building System Infrastructure Works Workplace Safety & Health *Design Studio 1 *History & Theory of Architecture *Idea Launchpad *Interior Design & Space Planning Landscape Design Basic Coversational Korean Design Studio 2 *Architecture Materials & Technology *Professional Practice *Urban Conservation & Refurbishment World Issue: A Singapore Perspective *Basic Storyboard Design *Design Studio 3 *3 Month Internship Project Management * Denotes Grade A



2015 2015


Planning a Clean & Green Township Heritage City Yangon, Myanmar Activistar Competition Finalist BIM Competition 2014 BCA Singapore Finalist BIM Shoot-Out Competition 2014 Architectural Category BCA Singapore Merit Award CUBE Competition Urban Redevelopment Authority Merit Award Sony Photography Competition Youth Category Participation Young Designer Award Finalist Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition HMMD Participation Inaugural Building Energy Efficiency Solutions Competion (BEES) BCA Merit Award


1st Youth Olympic Games Performer, 2010 Walk For Love Community Servicer, 2014 SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT 2013






Assistant Class Representative Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Design & Environment Class Treasurer Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Design & Environment Sub-Committee DE Society Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Design & Environment Module Magazine Model Sustainable Urban Design and Engineering Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Design & Environment Student Helper Red Camp Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Design & Environment Class Treasurer Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Design & Environment 5

01. House of Light & Water Design Studio 1 Final Project 2014 type of work: sustainable temporary residential The project brief is issued to the students to design a temporary housing for an architect/artist of his or her choice for a year. The students are to study the architect/artist’s design methodology or anything related to them. With sustainable design in mind, the students are encourage to incooperate as many sustainable design features as possible. Client: Tadao Ando, Japanese master of minimalism, father of haiku architecture. Smooth concrete walls, large expanse of glass, uncluttered interiors,and emphasis on bringing nature into contact with the residents. Ando seeks the simplicity of perfection, a faultless circle drawn by a steady hand in a single stroke. 3 Architecture Impressions: Materiality, Tactility & Emptiness. Natural elements, like Light, Water, and wind are a distinctive inclusion to his contemporary style. Concept Ideation: The concept of BOXING is derieved from the architect’s hobby. With thoughtful study of various boxing moves, a sequence was translated into architectural language. The sequence is arranged in a flow of how the user will experience the space.

The Parry

The Jab & Grab

The Straight

The Parry (Defensive) - At the entrance, the exterior environment melts with the building through landscape planning to create a seamless boundary between the two spaces. The facade is heavy and solemn emulating the parry where the opponent’s energy is diverted into your own. The Jab and Grab (Defensive & Offensive) - The courtyard denotes the core where all movements revolve around it. The courtyard is where the interior and exterior space achieves a balance. The Straight (Offensive) - A view awaits the user at the end, this view opens out into the exterior environment through a large volume of space, where the spatial experience is described as dynamic and expressive.


1. SUNSHADING DEVICE Large sun-shading canopies and cantilevered roof to provide shading and minimize heat transmissions. 2. SELF-CLEANING DOUBLE GLAZED LOW-E GLASS WALL Double glazing helps minimize heat transmission and low-E coating brings down the U-value. 3. ALUMINIUM LOUVERS These vertical lourves are able to funnel the pre prevailing wind into the living space, while ushering stale air out, yet it is able to protect the privacy of the occupants. Furthermore, aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly materials that can be used in construction. Since it is 100% recyclable, aluminum is often reprocessed and reused many times without ever losing its physical properties. This also impacts the environment greatly in a positive way since there is no need for it to ever be dumped into a landfill. Creating a louver from aluminum only adds to the sustainability that this type of ventilation system already exhibits through its energy efficiency.

View from entrance

View from level 2 corridor into courtyard

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Play of light in internal corridor

West Elevation

Central Courtyard


4. CURTAIN PANEL POCKETS Day light maximization with double-glazed low E fritted glass panels. Some curtain panels are intentionally removed to allow breeze to funnel in and out of the living spaces. 5. WALL SLITS Wall slits are opened up in the East & West facade to maximize NE & SW breeze funneling into the interior living space.The slits also creates interesting light and shadow play in the house. 6. COURTYARD/AIRWELL Stack ventilation and Bernoulli's principle are two kinds of passive ventilation that use air pressure differences due to height to pull air through the building. Lower pressures higher in the building help pull air upward. This technique works well in warm and humid climate. A temperature drop of 4–7 ºC below ambient is possible. Courtyards and open spaces enclosed by built mass have been used traditionally to cool buildings. It combines with deciduous vegetation to shade over the courtyard to provide a cooling space for gathering.


Himalayan Mountain Hut HMMD International Architecture Competition 2015 type of work: high altitude accomodation unit l teamwork HMMD and the Nepal Mountaineering Association, with support from the Samarth - Nepal Market Development Programme, are working to develop a high altitude accommodation unit which will be the first of its kind to ever be established in Nepal. While there is no specified location for this Himalayan Mountain Hut, the proposal should be applicable to various different sites along trails throughout the Himalayas. It should form a new and unique, quality product for Nepal to be adapted and replicated in all parts of the country. The team consist of Raja Fairuz, Arunima Chatterjee, Nurul Firzanah and myself. I was mainly involved in the preparation of the presentation boards and perspective renderings. Concept Ideation: Vernacular Inspired: Inspired by the ‘Mandala’ in Nepal’s traditional Hindu architecture, this design generates from the sacard grid of vastushastra and morhps into the architectural form, responding to context and climate. Key features: Heirachy of spaces, defined communal versus private functions and traditional materials with modern ideas.


Exterior View

Solar Design: In contrast to the conditions within the sub tropical and cool temperate climate zone, Nepal’s alpine climate, where the mountain hut would be located, is far colder and dryer. Protection from the cold is necessary, primarily from October to April. Key features: compact design, small openings, passive solar design through thermal mass, insulated interiors, innovation in design using heat effectively through conduction, convection and radiation, and installation of active solar components. Adaptability: The functional dimension of this project calls for adaptability at various level. With sites ranging from base lodging to higher altitudes of Paldor trail, the buildability anchors on flexibility of materials used. Beside construction, the space itself can be used flexibly under different conditions. Key features: modular gabion baskets with proposed river stone construction, interchangable wall panel with compressd earth blocks, local timber and thatch for framing and insulation, modular glass panels, open courtyard and enclosed communal space for greter flexibility of public space.

Trekker’s Rest Area

Multi-Usage Courtyard

Communal Activity Space


03. Contemporary Residence 現代の住居 Young Designer Award Competition 2015 type of work: interior design Design Intervention, in association with Tatler Home magazine and the Business Times newspaper, is delighted to announce the launch of The Young Designer of the Year Award. The student will create a design based on either of the following themes - contemporary modern or luxurious. The home is to be designed for a couple aged 30-35 years with two children age 4 and 7. Theme: Contemporary Modern Clean and neutral elements, creative use of simple colours, and not cluttered (less means more). The furnitures are clean, geometric shaps protraying an inviting and comfortable feeling.

Perspective: Living Room

Furniture are designed in the same colour scheme to contrast with the white plain walls and carpet. Drop down contemporary chandelier light to bring out a chic and classy feeling. Cove lighting defines the living space without any physical separator


Perspective: Masterbed Room

White bricks brings out the tectonic texture of the wall. It makes the space a little rustic yet it can melt with the contemporary furniture. False ceiling used to demarcates the bed. Bay window allows the occupants to rest and get closer to the view outside

Perspective: Kitchen

The furnitures are designed in a coherant color scheme to stand out from the natural marble tiles and surfaces. White marble tiles accompanied with under-cabinet lightings reflects the cabinet to create a light and sleek kitchen environment. The ceiling naturally defined the working space.

Perspective: Home Office

Chic zebra print carpet to bring out fun in the space. Shelves are hanged on to the ceiling instead of sitting on the floor to leave more floor space, this can create a sleek and clean space. Strip wall washing up lights are able to bring out the lightness of the space.


04. D+ Arts Hub @ Pearl’s Hill Design Studio 2 Final Project 2015 type of work: institution This project provides the opportunity to explore architecture spaces and experiences instilled in the life of a community. Specifically, within the community of the Chinatown locality, design the Arts Hub that can engage the public’s imagination with a place for partaking, discovering, learning, and creating the Arts. The architectural design must take into consideration how the building’s programmes involves with the local community and the building’s forms and spaces. Site: Revisiting the conservation site of Lower Barracks at Chinatown, the selected site is flanked by Eu Tong Sen Street and Pearl’s Hill Terrace. The site is along one of the major roads in Chinatown with number of modern Chinatown landmarks such as the Neo-Classical style Lower Barracks peviously served as policemen’s quarters completed in 1934. Pearl’s Park Complex, The Majestic and shop-houses located opposite the street. The proposed design will ultimately react and capture the contextual essence of the site. Concept Ideation: The Design Concept takes que from a Dancing Dragon manourved on stilts. A dragon dance consists of mainly 4 parts. The Dragon Head, Dragon Body, Dragon Tail and The Eternal Pearl of Wisdom. Each part plays an important and critical role. The movement of a dancing dragon is very dynamic, and usually they are broken down into 3 styles.

Undulation (The Tai-Chi)

Linearity (The Cloud Cave)

Inter-twining (The Whirlpoop)

Hence, the design envisions people to venture into the spaces and enjoy the dynamic spatial quality of a Dancing Dragon.




Image: Overall Perspective of Model

Image: Plaza Entrance on Model


Image: Model Making Process

Image: Visual connection along Eu Tong Seng Street

Image: Internal Courtyard

Image: Archifest 2015 Critic Session with Mr Alan Tay (FORMWERKZ) & Mr Lim Kee Hua (EZRA)


05. Scaffold Pavilion Design Studio 3 Primer Project 2015 type of work: nomadic pop-up urban pavilion For Design Studio 3: Primer Project, POP-UP PASAR (巴刹) for the Arts acts as a portal to reach out to the community and market or promote the Arts at the public space in front of the Lower Barracks. The Pop-Up Pasar Pavilion acts as an important opportunity to offer its community a new place of exploration and social enjoyment for the Arts. This nomadic urban pavilion aims to nurture a collaborative culture between Arts and Audience, Community and Events, Experience and Space. The transient space bridges the temporary events/retails to the permanent Arts Hub by providing a connection between Arts, familiar activities, perception, materiality and space that create active physical and social intervention. Design Concept: Community - Pasar - Lower Barracks: It aims to nurture a collaborative culture between arts nd audience (art’s hub), community (chinatown & lower barracks) with the pasar working as the facilitator. Responding to Neighbours: The pavilion delineates prominent view corridor across the site to work as trasient spaces that bridge the temporary events to the permanent arts hub and restore the attention that lower barracks once had. Green Pockets: Pockets of greenery were introduced to response to the history of the site - a public recreational park, however construction of lower barracks took over the site. The greens were inserted with response to the existing greenery on site. These greens are able to create intimate courtyard areas for visitors to gather around and mingle. Re-establishing sense of pride of space: Orthogonal geometry of the lower barracks inspired the organization of functions of the nomadic urban pavilion. The grid was abstracted and modified to fit the dimensions of a standard scaffold member.


Perspective: Exterior - Courtyard Space

Perspective: Interior - Circulation/Gallery Space




Exploration of sustainable and modular/flexible/segmental systems has to be taken into consideration to establish a form of agility and mobility to the pavilion.


The flexible method of hanging and displaying the arts should be the vital feature of the pavilion and key factor in the spatial planning. The scaffold pavilion allows flexible units of different spaces to form a complete pasar. The program includes: 1. Platform- Multi-purpose arena/ exhibition hall 2. Pasar- Retail stalls/bazaar/Public market selling products related to Arts and a book corner 3. Pasture- CafĂŠ & Bar with dining area (sitting & standing) for 50 people 4. Pursuit- Activity area 5. Practical- WC, cleaning area, small store



06. National Chinese Arts Centre (國家讛術館) Design Studio 3 Final Project 2016 type of work: institution The Finale of Arts Hub project is a developed design scheme (from DS2) demonstrating the architectural exploration, spaces and experience(s) instilled in the life of a community. Specifically, within the community of the Chinatown locality, design the Arts Hub that can engage the public’s imagination with a place for partaking, discovering, learning, and creating the Arts. The architectural design must take into consideration how the building’s programmes involves with the local community and the building’s forms and spaces. Site: The project entails the design development of the DS2 Final Project Stage 2. The site is located at Chinatown milieu along Eu Tong Seng Street. The previous investigation will still serve as the basis for an architecture intervention that pollinates arts experiences on the site.

Site Analysis: Strength & Opportunity: Greenery on Pearl’s Hill City Park and presence of business in the Arts and Design Industry. Weakness & Threat: Lack of interest in Art, younger generation not knitted to the Chinatown community, barrier between urban context & Pearl’s Hill City Park (due to poor accessibility).


Perspective: Reception/Preserved Building


22 Perspective: Level 3 Grand Staircase

Perspective: Plaza Entrance

23 Perspective: Community Courtyard

Perspective: Performing Blackbox Holding Area (Extension from Preserved Building)

Perspective: Music Studio (L2) / Rehearsal Space (L3) (Extension from Preserved Building)



Section AA


Section BB

Sectional Perspective


Images: Design Studio 3 Final Presentation Session


Image: Overall Perspective of Model

Image: Plaza Entrance


Image: Promenade Entrance into the Arts Centre

Image: Entrance from Lower Barracks


Image: Internal Community Courtyard

Image: Extension to Pearl’s Hill City Park


07. Photography Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Photos chosen for Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Sri Lanka Photo Gallery

type of work: photography The students participated in the Sony World Photography Awards 2015 as part of their Design Studio 1 curriculum. Three photographs was submitted under the category “Environment” - “The Architecture Expression” , “$5 Dream” & “Time waits for no one”. Two photographs (“$5 Dream” & “Time waits for no one”) out of three was selected to exhibit in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design & Environment’s Sri Lanka Photography Gallery 2015.

“They are amazing street buskers from I don’t know where, and who they are, I don’t care. I chanced to speak to 1 of them and asked, “Why are you performing here?”, and she said “I’m living my dream, whether it’s a stage or on the street, it doesn’t matter.” I watched their performance, again and again. I noticed they were performing the same choreography all over again. I appreciated their performance, dropped a $5 note & and wished them all the best!”

“$5 Dream” 32

“This bunch of we called "Uncles & Aunties" are "Boys & Girls" that grew up, and aged together. The picture translated the importance of people within a space with food, these 3 items gathered our "Uncles & Aunties" on the table and lived life like any ordinary.”

“Time waits for no one”

“I spent a day in the CBD to look for shots. I chanced upon the Keppel Corporation at Raffles Place. As I glanced up, I saw how amazingly the double facade windows & sun multiplied the reflection & highlights. It reminded me of my Interim 2 project, “towards the infinity”... I see how corporations express their vision, whether intended or unknowingly.”

“The Architecture Expression”


To be continued...

Mao Yinhui Javen +65 9178 0370


Mao Yinhui Javen Architecture Portfolio v2 (2014 - 2016)  

This portfolio is a collection of selected works during my period of studies in Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Sustainable Urban Design &...

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