MODELING PORTFOLIO JE HYEON BAEK
Baek, Je Hyeon
firstname.lastname@example.org +1 9177903130 (USA) +82 1087721562 (South Korea) 18.mar.1995 Citizen of South Korea 2014-
Bachelor of Architecture Summer College Architecture Program
Cape Henry Collegiate School
Virginia Beach, Salutatorian Class of 14â€™
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Red Dot Studio
Details upon request
Digital Model Aid
Creates digital models for rendering & shadow studies
Treasurer of AIAS
American Institute of Architecture Student Cornell Chapter drafted a new constitution for the reopened chapter related events: STUFF, Y-table discussion, IDP info session, AIASketch
Elected representative of B. Arch class of 2019 works as the liaison between the department & students ~2 hours of meeting per month with the other leaders and faculty members
Habitat for Humanity
200+ cumulative hours in both office and construction environment Seoul headquarter, details upon requested
Native Language Excellent
Fluent in listening and speaking Able to speak and listen, competent in reading and writing
Expanding the knowledge and experience in the field of architecture as a curious & passionate architecture student
AutoCAD | Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign | Rhinoceros | V-ray | Grasshopper | DIVA | ARCHSIM
Wood Shop | Metal Shop | Finishing | Laser Cutting | CNC | Ceramics | Mechanical Robotics | Sewing
Daylight & Energy Analysis via DIVA & ARCHSIM on Grasshopper
Microsoft Office | Windows | MacOS | Video Editing | Hand Drafting
This portfolio contains the digital + physical modeling works of Je Hyeon Baek
Structural Analysis: Church of the Order of Discalced Carmelites Material Study: Transparent Layers Instrumental Architecture: Mechanical Puffer fish Precedent Study: House in Mallorca Precedent Study: Coal Mine Precedent Synthesis: Crematorium Persephone Architecture Museum: Intersecting Walls Orthogonal Reinvention: Full House
CHURCH OF THE ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES with Christina Nancy Zau
This structural analysis is a part of Cornell Universityâ€™s architectural course requirements called Structural Systems. The model building requires patience through strenuous period of times. With a fellow colleague Christina Zau, the model was built to reveal the structural elements of the chosen project in Romania.
Digital fabrication was heavily used as well as hand crafting. CNC cutting the aluminum pieces, laser-cutting wood, and glulaminating the arches were three major challenges in this project. Required information was provided by the architect, Tudor Radulescu.
CHURCH OF THE ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES by Tudor Radulescu
BUILT STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
CHURCH OF THE ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES basswood, aluminum, plexiglas, rockite, & walnut
MATERIAL STUDY: TRANSPARENT LAYERS
INSTRUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE: MECHANICAL PUFFER FISH
HAND DRAWING WITH VICKY CHEN & YAO MI
Instrumental architecture project studies the behaviors of an animal (i.e. puffer fish) in a mechanical way to understand the dynamics of its movements. The research was focused on the “nesting”
habits of the fish in which the animal uses its “puffing” and spikes. The umbrella-like motion of a puffer fish carves the bottom of the ocean to create a suitable environment for reproduction and survival.
Seeking for new architecture within the bestial dynamics of this poisonous landscape architect is the goal of this study.
INSTRUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE: STUDY MODEL I
wires,springs, steel plates, & oak
This model is a reinterpretation of the mechanics of a puffer fishâ€™s spikes. By adding keys to the spikes, one can interactively engage with the spikes to recreate the scraping motion.
This study model is the “reaction” of the first model. The scratches of various depths in this model corresponds from the carving “action” of the Study Model I
INSTRUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE: STUDY MODEL II
INSTRUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE: PUFFER FISH PARK
walnut, basswood, & steel wires
Puffer Fish Park is the result of this research Instrumental Architecture. The collage of the two study models created space beneath grade as a potential design for a public park.
Situated next to a cliff, Puffer Fish Park is an observatory, a shelter, and a playground. The visitors may take the ramp from the top of the cliff into the park.
Inside the park is an oasis offering a cool temperature. The canopy spreading over the roof varies its length to control sunlight and privacy.
PRECEDENT STUDY: HOUSE IN MALLORCA BY ALVARO SIZA
chipboard & steel rods
House in Mallorca by Alvaro Siza is consisted of â€œrotating blocksâ€? on a hill facing the ocean. The pivot points of the rotation lie on the main line of circulation which is he span of the steel rods. The rotation of the blocks on the ter-
rain makes the blocks collide with the site or with each other. This motion shapes the cubes into new blocks by chipping the corners away. Then the blocks are layered to create floor and density in the architecture.
Through the study of coal mines and tipples, this model show the sub-terrain layers and the beauty of them in a collapsed surface. The structural walls left undug to hold the mine up become
PRECEDENT STUDY: COAL MINE
red oak, steel rods, wooden dowels, aluminum plate, & strings
screens, making the layers denser, like the screens that separate coals. The tipple tower when raising up the layers reveal the movement of coal ores through the mine and the tipple.
PRECEDENT SYNTHESIS: CREMATORIUM PERSEPHONE
This family crematorium design is based on the previous precedent synthesis. The layers of screens from the coal mine is now oriented horizontally over rotating segments that collide. Submerged in a sloped orchard facing a lake, Crematorium Persephone offers the family of the deceased a place for procession, congregation, and memorabilia.
The family goes through the entrance towards the pool where they can sprinkle the ash of the dead. Then they assemble at the dining room where the ceremony is proceeded. The grave-columns outside the supper room at the courtyard record the names of the deceased. On the way back, the family leaves the urn at the entrance/exit.
This space is also a space of meditation. The watchtower looks out to the lake which is often visually blocked by the retaining wall. Also, the memorabilia column that holds water for the reflection of your face is placed at a discreet corner of the cemetery. This column is connected to the grave-columns by a small waterway.
PRECEDENT SYNTHESIS: STUDY MODEL
black chipboard, plexiglas, & wooden dowels
A. Entrance B. Ash Pool C. Last Supper D. Watchtower E. Grave-column (patriarchâ€™s) Eâ€™. Grave-column F. Memorabilia G. Storage
ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM: INTERSECTING WALLS
chipboard & plastic
Intersecting Walls is an architecture museum located at the corner of Jones St. and Lombard St. in San Francisco. Using five different walls as parameters, the museum offers diverse experience to the visitors at each intersection of the walls.
The structural wall holds up the park above that acts as an entrance. The soundproof wall provides more intimate moments with the architectural works. The layered glass walls diffuses the light from the light well to create an ambiance. Finally, the hanging walls
act as curtains to indicate a space beyond the walls. These walls extrude beyond the famous sloped surface of Lombard St area to offer a public park where the citizens can rest and meet.
ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM: INTERSECTING WALLS Intersecting Walls
The intersection of walls in a carved space at the corner of Jones St. and Lombard St. creates an architectural museum. The five different types of walls serve various purposes such as defining programs, structural elements, and different height experiences.
Exploded Axonometric Drawing
Floor Plans 0 0.5
Types of Walls Admission
Sound Proof Wall
Programmatic Space Drawings Entrance Shortcut Models
1 1'=16 "
ORTHOGONAL REINVENTION: FULL HOUSE
Located at the end of Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca, this architecture replaces the old, solitary lighthouse at a spectacular location. Separated from the touch of mankind, Full House accommodates a community boathouse, a solar powerhouse, and a lighthouse.
The ground opaque is a boat shed where rowing boats are stored. The upstairs glass box is a large gym for athletes which could be converted into a banquet hall for events such as a wedding. The tower is the new lighthouse that will shine Cayuga Lake at night.
The architecture uses the color of white from the original inlet lighthouse to create a shining icon in the area where every axis of the building serves the community. This floating structure is considered type II-A and designed accordingly to IBC and the Ithaca building codes.
ELECTRICAL PLUMBING MECHANICAL
LIGHTHOUSE BOATHOUSE POWERHOUSE
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