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JESSE EWART 2019 Selected Graduate Work Victoria University of Wellington Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


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JESSE LEE EWART. Age: 28

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EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture

Athfield Architects

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of

Preliminary & Sketch design - Stewart Dawson Tower, New Civic Square Master Plan, Victoria University School of Music, Picton Library Competition · Ferry Bank Master Plan 1st place Model-making · Picton Library

2016 - 2018 Graduated: Masters of Architecture (Prof) with Distinction Thesis: København Traces Supervisor Dr. Simon Twose

11/2015 - 2/2016 Architectural Intern, Wellington, New Zealand

Architecture/Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur [KADK], Institute of Architecture and Culture, Copenhagen Spring 2016 MA Department: Political Architecture · Critical Sustainability Programme Instructors: Niels Grønbæk & Dag Petersson

southcombe architecture 11/2015 Architectural Assistant, Wellington, New Zealand Christchurch Competition Entry

Victoria University of Wellington , School of Architecture

Judd Dougan Team Architects 11/2014 - 1/2015 Architectural Assistant, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

2013 - 2015 Graduated: Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Architecture Wellington

ACADEMIC TEACHING

Wellington Institute of Technology, Built Environment

Communication Design Tutor 2017

2011 - 2012 N. Dip Arch. Wellington

VUW 02 Year Architecture 261 Communication Course Coordinator - Simon Twose

CURRICULUM VITAE

Architecture Design Tutor 2017 SKILLS

AWARDS

Rhinoceros 3D

VUW MArch (prof) with distinction

Autodesk Revit Architecture ArchiCAD Adobe Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign.

VUW 02 Year Architecture 211 Design Course Coordinator - Mark Southcombe Lecture 22 May - Speculative Vision

New Zealand Institute of Architects NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Award First year prize - 1st place VUW | 2013

Assistant Tutor and Guest Lecture 2017 VUW 02 Year Architecture 212 Design Course Coordinator - Martin Hanley

Audodesk 3ds Max Sketch Up Pro Drawing and Model making Laser Cutting 3d Printing

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COMPETITION

Finalist: Lake Tekapo Cabins, AAA Visionary Architecture Awards [Open Conceptual] .2018 Finalist: SANNZ 24 Hour Competition 2nd Place - Daniel Christev, Tyler Harlen and Jason Tan | 2017 Finalist: Open City, AAA Visionary Architecture Awards [Student] | 2014 Finalist: Te Aro Fabricator, AAA Visionary Architecture Awards [Conceptual] | 2014 Hi-Fly, SANNZ 24 Hour Competition | 2013

Simon Twose VUW School of Architecture Thesis Supervisor +64 4 4636169 simon.twose@vuw.ac.nz

PUBLICATIONS

Thesis · København Traces featured in KooZA/rch - An Architecture Visionary Platform Designed for Curious People Worldwide | 2018 Thesis · København Traces Fortress Model Drawing on Critday | 2018 Thesis · København Traces Fortress Model featured on Critday, 5 top Architecture student models November | 2017 Thesis · København Traces New Thoughts on Space - VUW Exhibition | 2017 Visual Assembly Field VUW School of Architecture and Design End of Year Exhibition | 2016 Cityhood VUW School of Architecture and Design Faculty Website | 2016 Profile with Open City, Cabin of Curiosity and Cityhood projects in VUW School of Architecture and Design Handbook | 2016 End of Year Exhibition 2015 VUW School of Architecture | 2015 Earthquake Museum - Online publications of The Architectural Review Folio, CCANZ Quarterly Magazine, Volume 58 Issue 3-4 | 2015 Cityhood - Studio Christchurch Exhibition : a Five Year Retrospective | 2015 Assorted projects in VUW School of Architecture and Design Handbook | 2015

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Tane Moleta VUW School of Architecture Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Digital Design +64 4 4636205 tane.moleta@vuw.ac.nz


CONTENTS

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LAKE TEKAPO CABINS

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KØBENHAVN TRACES

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ORIENTAL BAY KIOSK

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VISUAL ASSEMBLY FIELD

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ØRESUND AUTONOMY ISLAND

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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EARTHQUAKE MUSEUM

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TE ARO BATHS

Competition Finalist 2018 Dwelling, Landscape

Masters Thesis Dissertation VUW 2017- 2018 Objects, Landscape, Urbanism

Competition Entry 2018 Heritage Adaption

VUW 4th year Studio 2016 Skyscraper Architecture

KADK 4th year Studio 2016 Political Allegory and Satire

VUW 3rd year Studio 2015 University Auditorium and Studios

VUW 3rd year Studio 2015 Public Museum

VUW 3rd year Studio 2015 Analogue drawing and model-making

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CHRISTCHURCH RE-BUILD VUW 2nd year Summer Studio 2015 Urban Prefabricated Housing

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01 LAKE TEKAPO CABINS 2018 FIN A LIS T A A A V I S I O N A RY AWA R D S A U C K LA N D A R C H I T E C T U R E A S S O C I AT I O N With Jason Tan & Tyler Harlen

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Nestled in the Mackenzie Basin on the edge of the idyllic Lake Tekapo, this project imagines a collection of observatory cabins and a visitor house as lens for observing and isolating the southern phenomenon of the Aurora Australis. Situated within the spatial territory of the Dark Night reserve, the largest in the world at 4,367sqkm - a boundary encompassing the Aoraki Mt Cook national park and the settlements of Lake Tekapo, Twizel and Mt Cook. Vast clear skies to frame the natural display and lunar orbit. The picturesque aesthetic of the basin landscape, gives perceptions of dramatic - Monday - Site and sparse settlements - with conservation awareness towards both landPlans and sky. This work questions the local context towards alternative architectural typologies - Tuesday - Football? maybe distilled of unique territorial conditions and context, also addressing preservation - Wednesday - Football of architecture and landscape environment.

- Thursday - Exploded spaceship Friday - Exploded spaceship The cabins operate as a series of abodes - for experiencing the temporal events of the southern lights and preserved Tekapo night-sky.- Exploded Generating an cabin - Saturday alluring object distilled of context, through formal operations and materiality - Sunday - Exploded cabin of the locale. Formally composed with a figural scalloped roof-line, to reveal

LEFT - WORMS EYE VIEW OF VISITOR HOUSE

particular viewing apertures aligned for observation towards the peripherals and sky. Affecting the internal layout of the -sleeping compartments the Monday - Cabin onplans mezzanine level and the shared living area, bathroom and kitchen facilities - Tuesday - Key and labels below. Occupants rest as they are immersed within a sublime experience of the night-sky, constantly shifting the spatial conditions of the private spaces. The visitor house forms the collective building of the immediate site - its geometry augments the structural tectonics of the elemental gable form and courtyard ring. Towards a building intertwining within the unique landscape and field conditions, operating with various aperture devices at different scalar for recording lunar patterns and temporal moments. The building forms gestures from the MÄ ori Wharenui towards a contemporary reinterpretation of land-form architecture, that embeds within the earth’s undulating surface.

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KØBENHAVN PLACE-MAKING THROUGH FORM: AN INQUIRY INTO ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTS, EMBODIED OCCUPATION AND PLACE 2018 Performance Stream

This proposal is an architectural enquiry into how intertwined formal qualities of surface, volume and geometry affect occupation at different scales. The intention is to design performances that promote a shared agency between the volumetric spatiality of the architectural object and its occupant. The research aims to experiment with this through a meshing of formal tests and spatial perception, which together act an apparatus to activate the research questioning. The results of this research will contribute to understanding how form influences a sense of place.

This research operates as a series of iterative experiments through the design of three projects: an installation, a mid-scale building, and a public building. The design research situated in an urban context, the port area of Copenhagen, and specific elements of the site chosen for their opportunities in testing form, occupation and place.

Globalisation reduces our sense of belonging through repeatable spatial formulas, returning to an identity of place is significant in activating essences of the city. Avoiding the ever-increasing presence of the term Rem Koolhaas calls the’ generic city’, and allowing for interconnecting of small and public scale architectural conditions for people. Using Scaling as a device to reinterpret architecture and the urban spatial condition of place, the DNA of past and present architectural objects are distilled and extracted from the Copenhagen context then projected back into the drawings. Through the enmeshing of structure, material, light, colour, geometry and spatial perception – through the manipulations of the Copenhagen formal context - this research expands on notions of place and how it is understood.

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The installation experiments performance phenomenons - testing surface materiality and volumetric manipulation through tectonics, to discover possibly research trajectories of form-making towards architectural objects and embodiment. The final design aimed to link these characteristics, proposing an installation that evokes the users’ experience of place through a fragmented visual field of their surroundings.

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The Installation scale splits into three speculative methods of the form: surface, volumetric and kaleidoscopic. The Kaleidoscope is the final installation, a viewing device to observe superimposed refractions through the overlapping of surfaces and volume. The form and scale were constructed for human-proportions, to embody an optical and bodily movement. The installation is a device used for altering and fragmenting space by rotating, cutting and stretching the visual field.


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The was chosen for the remote basin and surrounding Southern Alps landscape. Through the design process of remapping, extraction of architectural elements from the surrounding context that are redrawn through analogue and digital back as traces into the dwellings

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This design inquiry examines the formal qualities of architectural objects and landscape through the intertwining of scalar. Located on the island surface of Lake Tekapo within the idyllic Mackenzie Basin, the mid-scale assembles an observatory dwelling distilled of context and resonance with the surrounding topography. The design shares an agency between the volumetric spatiality of architectural objects and its research occupants. Resulting in a locality and presence that is specific to its context and visual coexistence within the identity of place.


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The public-scale shifted the thesis to the city of Copenhagen, a location I spent six months in during an exchange. The Danish capital chosen due to its many conditions as an architectural testing ground – to approach the city.

These objects become an assemblage of elements which are duplicated, transformed, and Boolean into parts, interacted with one another, catalogued; collected or stored. And re scaled on to the site through series of iterations and processes. These extractions are a means of generating the initial formal, spatial and materiality – experimented through a process of making.

LEFT. Urban Aerial Map of København

The buildings are assembled as traces of the existing urban fabric, architectural instruments to activate a sense of place within the proposed park context of Refshaleøen.

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The design research is situated in an urban context, the port area of Copenhagen, and specific elements of the site are chosen for their opportunities in testing form, occupation and place. The island of Refshaleøen was chosen as the site to test this inquiry of architectural objects.


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ORIENTAL BAY KIOSK 2018 Adedu Wellington Oriental Bay Pavilion Architecture Competition Entry collaborated with Jason Tan, Tyler Harlen and Callum Leslie

Form, Tectonics + Materiality

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This project re-imagines the redundant Band Rotunda harbour site, towards a collective commons for the local ‘bay’ community and wider public. Intertwining the social and physical experiences of productive making, observing and collecting – to embody and activate the reinvented Kiosk building. Referencing architectural elements of the past site and surrounding, to engage and preserve the local identity with a sense of place. The Oriental Bay Kiosk is a collection of creative spaces set in three parts; the first is dedicated studio and community spaces for the public, second is an exhibition and performance space to present art to the wider community and finally a kiosk booth serving beverages and operating as vendor for a collection of local artistry. Together, these engage the urban waterfront landscape reflecting the building’s physical connection.

The previous and current band rotunda provides a historic source of architectural form, tectonic and materiality expression. The unique qualities of the past are distilled and projected as inspiration into the contemporary exhibition and kiosk builtform. The contemporary floor addition continues the semi-circle pavilion shape - with a light weight roof supported by CLT arch timber columns, with an array of openings towards the water edge promenade and direct views onto the oriental waterfront peripherals. The floor consisted of an exhibition and performance space, a glass garden void vertically separates the space and allows soft lighting within the large open area. An external façade wraps the perimeter CLT panels with a scalloped brass metal, this will oxidise and develop a patina due to the close proximity with the sea.

The band rotunda has had various reinterpretations on the harbour edge site, from early colonial and art deco to late 20th century additions. The proposal intends to remove the existing rotunda down to the original heritage level, retaining the architectural form and identity. An alternative second level is added through the design process of reinventing and sourcing memories - historical elements of the site and wider Oriental Bay.

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Programme Make + Production The restored heritage level will be converted for artists to generate and create in an open studio space. These will be sided with the Oriental bay community rooms and a visiting artist studio. Allowing for the production of physical and social connections in quieter learning and making space

Collection The Kiosk booth operates as a small coffee and tea bar, but also as a platform for exploring the connection of multidisciplinary artists, musicians and students. It allows artists to promote and sell their work in an interaction beyond observation and exhibition. Edge seating also surrounds the outer booth, activating the Oriental parade promenade of the building. The idea of a kiosk relates to the previous ‘Oriental Tea Kiosk’ that operated in the early 20th century, regenerating a past identity and hertiage of the Oriental harbour.

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Observation The exhibition gallery allows for observation of installations, performances, visual art, symposiums and musicians. It provides a space for both creators, viewers and collectors to interact within a common public realm. The space allows the production of work to be curated and exhibited towards the public and local Oriental community.


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VUW MArch · Semester 2 Design Tutor: Simon Twose Construction & Structure: Victoria Willocks & Andrew Charleson Location: Lambton Quay, Wellington Building Height: 160m

Plastic elasticities are explored through the character and quality of surfaces, extrapolating the surface lines of the plastic deformations that creates a similar aesthetic and formal quality to a moiré effect - a natural phenomenon in which the superimposition of regular lines on two different surfaces produces an optical effect of shifting lines. An illusionary sense of motion is formed, the alternative materiality of optical illusion and interference emerges as a distorted quality.

LEFT. Visual Assembly Field 1;200, VUW End of Year Exhibition

Dematerialised to the original iterative of plastic materiality, the moiré effect through plastic performs a comparable illusional quality of lenticular printing. A clear moiré surface operating in sensory experiences for its viewers, through the perception of measuring space that Olafur Eliasson discusses as, “a body that feels part of space”. The building’s skin consists of a series of triangular geometries that have been rotated at different orientations, generating a pure building form that negotiates differently on each floor plan. Occupants circulating the building, the spiral between the second skin in proximity to the lenticular and moiré effect of the outer facade. Programmed with Commercial activity, Ministry offices and residential apartment dwellings - operating within this parliamentary precinct. TEDTalks: Olafur Eliasson--Playing with Space and Light. TED, 2009.

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City Drawings is a collaborated stream focused on developing object form architecture that performs in an alternative aesthetic manner. Urban-coöperation with Elise Cautley, Jason Tan and Henry Dickson has been critical in reconnecting areas of the terrace, cliff zone and Lambton Quay precinct.


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Infrastructure space and the phenomenon of the free zone explored in this project proposes a potential asylum settlement model. Operating within a fictional provocation based on the current influx of asylum seekers in Europe, in which migrants sought refuge voluntarily on a temporary settlement within a reterritorialised maritime space between Denmark and Sweden, on the Øresund island of Saltholm. Inviting foreign investments offering political asylum within a parallel market could be conceived as economic quarantine zones, where surreal allegory of urban infrastructure and working systems converge. Critical of the global acceleration of contemporary urbanisation and Danish immigration and integration policies, an economic zone and tax haven island emerges within the national welfare state of the Danish archipelago. Manipulating flows of trade activity and services within the Øresund region, encoding a new territory of infrastructure space to negotiate inward. The zones temporarily are mediated through sea level rises, subverting the zone from the islands outer edge. The results seem to universally raise questions within a space masqueraded between utopian capitalism and futuristic urban dystopia of emerging economic enclaves. A conceptual x-ray of a contemporary capitalist metropolis appears between an infrastructure grid latticed over the islands current surface size, retaining the presea level topography outline. Developing a temporal constructivism architecture of levitated prefabricated buildings that insert into conditions, resilient of the fluctuating sea rises within the Øresund and marshlands of the island. Extracting and mirroring iconic objects of København: Metro station, Inner city courtyard housing typologies, cycle lanes, harbour bath, market halls with decentralised commercial and industrial activity.

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The School of Music located within the Cuba Street quarters, historically the industrial zone of the city has become Wellington’s vibrant urban precinct: a locale for exhibitions, creative businesses, cafÊs and restaurants. The building formally takes reference to the past industrial qualities of low scale saw-tooth factories, and the outer envelope reflects the transforming and intensifying surroundings at an urban-scale. Along with encouraging people to observe into the facade and play with reflection, perception, and transformation from human proximity. The school is split into 4 levels - the ground floor a public atrium space and the upper floors dedicated for study and teaching facilities.


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Since European settlement in Wellington, the port and adjacent harbour edges have been the focal point of growth. Kumutoto Site 10 or Shed 17 location of the building, intents toward a timeless occupation of the waterfront site - externalising the internal, a building that is paused in a reflection of seismic movement. Approaching the museum visitors pass through the gateway threshold, a distortion in perception is apparent as distinctive shapes and pure forms operate in contrasting proportions. Entering the building, visitors transcend through a hypostyle passage that gradually shifts from a human scale into a space of monumental spatial qualities. The museum and exhibitions engaged in a hyper reality of architectural tectonic conditions, through materially and spaces of the solid concrete structure. Each exhibition follows a linear time line of recorded tectonic activity that has occurred through New Zealand history, each with a programme of common objects and educational significance.

LEFT. Christchurch Memory Vault Silo Cross-section

Socially engaging, the external form becomes a public and social space within the water edge context, operating as an architectural object-form, public ground space and urban topography. The memory vaults act as a memorial of events for New Zealand Earthquakes. Monumental inform these vaults reflect a water edge typology of port silos; each silo represents collective storage of memories. New Zealand Earthquakes; Napier 1931 and Christchurch 2011 with a series of different artefacts contained within the stacked vaults. The single direction of the vaults allows for connection of all spaces within a sizeable building, meanwhile representing a dedicated area of reflection and displacement into the perspective of events.

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The Earthquake Museum is a collective memory of New Zealand’s historical tectonic activity, its prominent position on reclaimed land demonstrates the potential scale of human geological movement; compared to the immense extent of land displacement through tectonic alteration from continental drift. The museum amalgamates these scales through the exhibition and memorial spaces.


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Formally, a linear arrangement in plan and section, occupants follow a directional path or journey through the baths. The ritual of disorientation within water, was used as a mechanic to inform the construct of social and spatial disorientation through the linear journey. The main path of tidal pools are arranged alongside one another, each bath a consecutive shift in scale, transitional from larger pools into isolated bath units. The baths swell in depth the further into the harbour occupants’ progress through this journey. The tea and changing room is linked with the notion of disorientation, the harbour tidal change has been connected through the internal program and structure. The building displaces its position through the movement of tidal change, which circulates clock-wise through the inner harbour. Disorientating placement of belongings within the changing room compartments, and the movement of resting space through the tea room. The furthest point of the journey is the pier, generally the typologies of piers appear as flat and bare surface. This pier has been merged with a topographical form, creating an artificial landscape amounts’ the water - a levitated island. The pier is supported through large steel pillars that connect from the harbour floor perforating through the pier structure and elevating upwards, bringing a vertical stance to a mainly horizontal complex.

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Overall, Te Aro baths is a unified fabric of mega-form, a horizontal topographical character of programmes that shift and manipulate the surrounding natural landform. The notion of reestablishing the Oriental bay tea room and the tidal bath complex is appropriate for two typologies that have been disconnected and forgotten within the short span of Wellington history.

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Te Aro Baths is located along the narrow shoreline of Oriental bay, situated at the end of the town belt that dwindles down towards the harbour from Mt. Victoria. This project is mainly a series of differential tidal pools, including artificial pools, thermal baths and an extensive pier structure.


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CITYHOOD 2015 SARC 384 Lecturer: Mark Southcombe Tutor: Mark Southcombe Tutors: Victoria Willocks & Valentina Soana Exhibited Studio Christchurch Exhibition : a Five Year Retrospective Published in the VUW School of Architecture and Design Handbook 2016

This studio field trip was located within the central city rebuild of Christchurch, following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2011. The summer studio was a 5 weeks period focused towards researching and designing within the cities CBD, using the exisitng historical urban remnants and contemporary architectural replacements of this recovering city. Ideas significant to this project are intended to capture the innovation of the ongoing Christchurch rebuild programme and represent an alternative development for a more diversified city. The central axis of the city will be opened up to pedestrian access intended to transform the length of Worcester Street with public areas concentrating at Cathedral Square and the Central library.

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The library will operate at a traditional practice but also as a connecting space both literally through from the square to the performing arts but also as an extension of the public realm from the square. Not only will this bring the individuals together but also encourage a strong civic connection to both spaces. In reaction to this a modular as needed residential programme has been developed to cater to the demands of central city living in a way which simulates the natural evolution of an urban community.

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CHRISTCHURCH EAST FRAME HOUSING Christchurch is relatively flat, with very low density. There are few topographical or spatial constraints to force houses to have a compact footprint. This residential dwelling project begins with multiple groups of personalised prefabricated apartments arranged on empty CBD sites. These units in due course find their permanent placement as an urban residential community once the undulating hill like infrastructure is complete in the east frame. Fostering a transitional construction process with a denser and diverse neighbourhood.

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Jesse Ewart | Architecture Graduate Portfolio 2019  

Architecture Graduate Portfolio MArch prof (Dist), BAS Victoria University of Wellington, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Visit Jessee...

Jesse Ewart | Architecture Graduate Portfolio 2019  

Architecture Graduate Portfolio MArch prof (Dist), BAS Victoria University of Wellington, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Visit Jessee...

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