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RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant Applicant

JinGyeong Ryu

Email jingyeong.ryu@aaschool.ac.uk Mobile +44 7490 214566

ACADEMIC 2015 ― 2016 Foundation

Architectural Association School of Architecture - London, UK 2016 ― 2019 RIBA Part I Course

Architectural Association School of Architecture - London, UK • Recipient of AA Scholarship from 2015-2019 2018 / 2019 Intermediate Unit 13 (Tutor: Lily Jencks, Alex Butterworth) V&A Inverted is a pedagogical project which introduces a new intervention on the rooftop of V&A Museum in London in order to challenge the way museum functions.

R E L AT E D S K I L L S

2017 / 2018 Intermediate Unit 16 (Tutor: Silvana Taher, Rodolfo Acevedo) Hotel Atelier in Tangier is a renovation project of an old hotel in Morocco that will help catalyze urban rehabilitation in Tangier.

CAD Programs Rhino plug-in: DIVA, V-Ray

Auto CAD SketchUp

Adobe Suite

• AA Writing Prize 2019 Nominee The Sense of Architectural Wit observed from the Curation of the Sir John Soane Museum writing.aaschool.ac.uk/aa-writing-prize-nominees-2019/

• Technical Studies High Pass in academic year 2017/2018 Photoshop Illustrator

• Media Studies High Pass in academic year 2017/2018 Printed Matter (Course of Bookmaking)

InDesign Premier Pro Lightroom

EXPERIENCE Freehand sketching Field of Architecture

Model Making Have extensively experienced in Laser-cutting, CNC, 3D Printing, Paper, Clay, Casting (plaster, concrete, wax), and Wood and Metalworking

2019

Architectural Public Exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum - London, UK www.soane.org/whats-on/exhibitions/crude-hints-towards-architectural-academy-future

2018

Curating Architectural Public Exhibition and Artists in Residency program at Sir John Soane's Museum - London, UK

• Tier 4 Student Visa holder

2014

Internship at Urban Regeneration NGO

Insight Young - Busan, South Korea 2013

Architectural Internship at Department of Strategy & Planning

EGA Architecture Co., Ltd. - Seoul, South Korea 2013

Architecture Summer School Workshop at Seoul National University - Seoul, South Korea

L A N G UA G E • English

Advanced

• Korean

Native

• French

DELF B1

• Japanese

Beginner

Outside Architecture 2015

AA Lugo Photography Workshop

2013

Photography Exhibition <Through The Lens> at Insadong Topohouse - Seoul, South Korea


Portfolio

Architectural Journey 2015

2019

JinGyeong Ryu RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant Applicant jingyeong.ryu@aaschool.ac.uk +44 7490 214566


Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s

3rd Year 2018/19

V&A Inverted A Pavilion for Four-legged Furniture Witty Translation of the Breakfast Room Curating Architectural Exhibition

2nd Year 2017/18

Hotel Atelier in Tangier

1st Year 2016/17

Gradient of Threshold OP-EN-CLOSED

Foundation 2015/16

Fractalised Chandelier


V&A Inverted 2018/19

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V&A Inverted V&A inverted is a critique on the current method of architectural display, especially in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London - where architecture is shown as miniature models kept within glass boxes and 1:1 architectural fragments devoid of their function and context. The process of making architecture is hidden and the collections are aesthetics, not ethics. In that light, my project is interested in institutionalising architectural learning in the major museum of London. A group of architecture students will be brought onto the rooftop of V&A Museum, interacting with the galleries below to tie the heterogeneous collections of V&A together as a set of pedagogical references.

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A Roof elevation diagram of the intervention 2


V&A Inverted 2018/19

1 By actively engaging with the historic craft and making 3 The access tower on the faรงade altering the RIBA of the collections, the students will learn to celebrate the Architecture Gallery on the 4th floor into a workshop space joy of thinking through making, not just simply appreciating with heavy machinery how they are conventionally displayed in the museum. 2 The rooftop area belongs to Back of the House part of the museum which includes mechanical service equipment that is normally not visible to the public. In this regard, the rooftop is an analogy of process or backstage.

4 Rooftop intervention infiltrating into the existing gallery spaces challenges the way V&A functions and creates visual or physical connections between the students and the public. 3


V&A Inverted 2018/19

I decided to use scaffolding for the new intervention: Normally, scaffoldings are structures that exist in order to be removed eventually in the final stage of building, but in this project the concept it inverted. By bringing the sensational quality of scaffoldings to the front, the importance of the process will be emphasized and it will also make minimum harm to this graded building while translating the architectural language of the existing below.

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V&A Inverted 2018/19

Translation of the V&A faรงade This new architectural lattice will work as an access tower to the rooftop and the bridge, but also an architectural installation work on display by itself. It sits in front of the faรงade of V&A museum as an abstraction and translation of the original faรงade geometry. There were rules for translating the faรงade into the new language: the sculptures or ornaments as cross bracings, and the cornices and window frames as vertical and horizontal poles while the lattice structure maintaining the geometry and proportion of the faรงade. 5


V&A Inverted 2018/19

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This new bespoke scaffolding joint is inspired by the classical decorations in V&A, such as cornices and columns. This initial typology is referencing conventional cuplock scaffolding system. Commonly made from galvanized steel, cuplock systems scaffolding is popular for its ability to support heavy loads. Cuplock mainly features a set of vertical columns having dual hemispherical couplers at regular intervals along their lengths. The vertical columns are tied together with horizontal members spanning between the vertical columns. Each end of each horizontal member is designed to mate with one quadrant of a dual hemispherical coupler. The advantage of Cuplock system is that it does not require any clamps or wedges and it the standard poles do not overlap at the points.

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Bespoke mesh platform and staircase unit that sit inside the facade tower structure

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Study on a traditional cuplock element and developing a bespoke scaffolding joint system for technical studies

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With this new design, a single coupler can receive up to four horizontal members.


A Pavilion for Four-legged Furniture 2018/19

A Pavilion for Four-legged Furniture This pavilion is displaying Sir John Soane's collection of furniture at the centre of Lincoln's Inn Fields. It is housing all the domestic furniture pieces with four legs with extended plinths to resemble their new shelter. The pavilion is a juxtaposition of concrete and fabric, where domestic chairs and tables as a re-translation of Soane's Breakfast Room into the park. 7


A Pavilion for Four-legged Furniture 2018/19

The 10-square-meter space is saturated with domestic pieces that are not in the duty of their original purposes; they are scattered in a random and free manner, revealing their own characters that are different from one another. 6


V&A Inverted 2018/19

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Taking Sir John Soane's Museum as an inspirational reference, I have chosen the Breakfast Room which is one of the most domestic areas of the house-museum. The juxtaposition of sacred-looking timber frame dome and other daily objects like a round breakfast table was a witty treatment of the architect. I was interested in Soane's use of wit; it is normally a literary term, but this also can be an architectural concept as the museum has often been refered to being witty. The curiosity led me to define exactly what wit is in architectural context, which later became the theme of my History and Theory Studies Essay. The piece of wrting is addressing that there are few elements of wit: Juxtaposition, inversion and exaggeration.

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Survey drawing of the Breakfast Room elaborating the density and contrast of heterogeneous geometric forms

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By using exaggeration and juxtaposition as tools of wit, this model is translating the Breakfast Room into different material language. The handkerchief dome is exaggerated into two layers and two contrasted materials―heavy plaster base and translucent muslin― are juxtaposed.

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Students in my unit resulted in a discrete body of work, whilst building an ‘exquisite corpse’ model of the Soane Museum and curating the works for a public architectural exhibition held in the Sir John Soane's Museum.


Hotel Atelier in Tangier 2017/18

Hotel Atelier in Tangier During the 1940s, Tangier enjoyed the status of an international zone, which helped in creating a cosmopolitan society. The city attracted many artists like painters, writers, and musicians and used to be a safe haven where they can unfold their artistic talent in an exotic atmosphere. However, today's Tangier has lost that sort of artistic spirit and has been going through a slow degeneration. Hotel Continental, the oldest hotel in Morocco, is now renovated and repurposed

in my project as a contracted artist residency in order to create a melting pot of cultures for artists. Hotel Atelier is a new cultural landmark for Tangier that will encourage the artistic souls to re-imagine the city through their own eyes during their stay. 8


Hotel Atelier in Tangier 2017/18

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Hotel Atelier in Tangier 2017/18

A collage visualising a view from the courtyard of the hotel towards the sea

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Hotel Atelier in Tangier 2017/18

The space programming and the circulation system take the three groups of users of the hotel into account: the service, the tourists, and the artists. They interact with each other or break off from one another according to situations.

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Hotel Atelier in Tangier 2017/18


Hotel Atelier in Tangier 2017/18

By making this sectional model showing the hotel rooms and studio spaces with corresponding corridors on both sides, I was able to explore a system of circulation and quality of light in sculptural modular spaces. 12


Labyrinth: Gradient of Threshold 2016/17

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Labyrinth: Gradient of Threshold 2016/17

A Labyrinth is a tailor-made non-branching path which leads to the centre then back out the same way with only one entry/exit point, whereas a Maze is a complex branching puzzle that includes choices of path and direction. In plan, the labyrinth has a shape of three circles with six overlapping points but its folded up path is a single Eulerian Trail that visits every edge exactly once. At the touch points, the visitors are given the options to follow the subtlety of step-high wallsor to just ignore them and curate their own path. Still, the walls gradually disappear or appear from the ground to give a hint of the main path. The areas within the circles have different ground conditions: field of water or pebbles. 15


OP-EN-CLOSED 2016/17

OP-EN-CLOSED is a mock competition project for a weekend house in Brighton Beach. To bring back the joy of sleeping and eating, the house features private sleeping pods and an open-plan kitchen on the ground floor. Graduating steps into the seawater is another key feature of the house. During high tide, waves create a 'private beach' with a personal shore. The rising of the tide helps blend the home to the ocean, erasing and graduating steps to form a small island and two deep pools.

Conceptual sketches from my notebook


OP-EN-CLOSED 2016/17

A model of the project in a perspex box for the demonstration of the sea level change by pouring actual water.


Fractalised Chandelier 2015/16

Fractalised Chandelier Inspired by a vintage chandelier, Fractalised Chandelier is a project about making a pendent object with adjustable wooden frames that hold chains in different shapes.


Fractalised Chandelier 2015/16

A collage of the model photographs illustrating a spatial quality of the hanging chains in fractalised manner. It proposes the potential for this object to be developed as an installation art piece of which the movements of the "tree branches" are controlled by a digital algorithm.

Proposal of the Installation piece in plan


JinGyeong Ryu RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant Applicant jingyeong.ryu@aaschool.ac.uk +44 7490 214566

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