C H O W
L A P
Y A N
J U S T I N 周
01 - 06
ye a r 2 b u i l di n g p ro je c t
LIVING ON MARS
07 - 10
ye a r 2 co n ce p t u a l p ro je c t
C A N O E W O R K S H O P . B AT H H O U S E
11 - 16
year 1 building project
LONGING & BELONGING
17 - 18
year 1 installation project
PERSONAL WORKS published book variety show booklet triptych drawing
19 - 22
of the restaurant / bar, showing the overhead rails for the Lada cars
YEAR 2 BUILDING PROJECT
L A D A MOSCOW, RUSSIA
L A N D [ONGOING]
My building strives to critique the consumerist behavior in exporting products by melting abandoned Lada Riva Cars, a Soviet manufacturing success, and re-casting them into bicycles. The cars would form an urban landscape that is opened to public interaction; their parts converted into building materials for motel accommodation pods that frame the landscape. 1
Located on the Balchug Island at the heart of Moscow, Russia. The site is opposite to a garden landscape, which my building juxtaposes in a satirical way.
SITE M OSCOW RIV ER PA RK SPACE TH E KREM LIN
S I T E
A N A L Y S I S
1:200 Site model of the immediate context surrounding Balchug island (directly opposite the Bolotnaya square)I also related the geographical layout of Moscowâ€™s central region, showing the riverâ€™s importance as it flows through the entire city 2
Process renders of the main foundry space on Rhinoceros 5 with VRAY to visualise the spatial relations between each space
sand cast moulds
F O U N D R Y
S P A C E
These renders shows a further development in analysing the different stages of dismantling and melting the steel frame of the Lada car to be re-casted into bicycle frames 3
Conceptual 3DSMax render with Photoshop that experimented with stilts and textures of the accomodation pods
Rhinoceros render of the extruded floor plans, rendered with VRay with a spotlight to accentuate how light affects the Lada Riva bonnets on the facade
A C C O M M O D A T I O N
P O D S
AutoCad drawings showing the different variants in scale and luxury, designed with dimensions and recycled components from the Lada Riva car.
1 : 2 0 0
E X P E R I M E N T A L front perspective . [paper, paint, spruce]
M O D E L
1 / F
M A S T E R
Rhino, Illustrator, Photoshop
P L A N
This master plan shows a systematic layout of the surrounding accommodation motel pods, urban landscape of Lada Riva cars as an interactive and public landscape, and the foundry / disassembly workshop.
YEAR 2 CONCEPTUAL PROJECT
L I V I N G
C A T A L O G U E
O N O F
M A R S :
E V E R Y D A Y
I T E M S
Set in the fictional past if the English were to hypothetically colonise Mars in the 1970’s, I designed bespoke mechanisms that would’ve been invented for domestic use set in the ‘Arcadia Holiday Resort’, a sector of Mars with signs of Glaciers and symmetrically eroded canyons.
A R C A D I A
P L A N I T I A
H O L I D A Y
R E S O R T
A fantasy holiday resort dedicated to preserve the eccentricity of the past that is built on an area of Mars that has natural concentric craters with frozen glaciers. Tourists visiting the resort would relish in unproductive forms of entertainment and luxury that present day people will find â€˜normalâ€™. Sunbathing, smoking or drinking tea stood out as excursions that sarifices health for a unique style.
F U M I G A N S
A E R I S
(floating cigarette oxygen supplier and ash collector) Prevents the user dying from inhaling carbon monoxide whilst smoking the cigarette without oxygen. You can relive the nihilistic days back in Earth right here on Mars! The convenient ash capsule is environmentally friendly, and this device floats freely as the helium sacs balance the frames, weighing approx. 400g.
C A M E L L I A
C Y A T H U S
ergonomic tea cup equipped with tradition-obeying mechanisms Due to the deadly cosmic rays from Mar’s thin atmosphere, the design for a cup mechanism to drink tea has eccentric features that limit the users specifically to tea etiquette that recreates the British patriotism. This includes the saucer sticking onto the teacup in all times, the proper hand position on the handle with a teaspoon (secured with a finger clamp mechanism). The teaspoon is also converted into a cappuccino ‘rack’ that slots capsules of milk and sugar, which can be stirred through the polyethylene gelatin lid.
process of making the structural model
YEAR 1 BUILDING PROJECT BAMBOO CANOE WORK SHOP / BOAT HOUSE GREENWICH, LONDON
A strip of the Greenwich shorefront is redeveloped into a public bathhouse that doubles as a bamboo strip canoe workshop. Steam is used to bend the bamboo poles for manufacturing, and is then recycled to power the bathhouseâ€™s facilities along the cliff.
B A M B O O
H A R V E S T
1:50 NARRATIVE SECTION
An analytical section showing different procedures raw bamboo is processed to be used in canoe building, as the poles would have to be cured in salt water and cleaned from fungal and insect attacks.
B A T H
H O U S E
E X T E R I O R
axonometric pen pencil
[left] axonometric pen drawing on tracing paper over existing structure with a â€˜mouthâ€™ rib structure that serves as a port to expel finished canoe boats [right] an axonometric diagram of the different stages and processes in Japanese culture when going to the bath house.
1 : 5 0
F I N A L
M O D E L
balsa, plywood, spruce, obeche, walnut, plaster, aluminium
Structural model showing the cladding, interior spaces, ribbing and chimney of the building, with laser-cut curves that reflects the jigs used to create the canoeâ€™s hull. The site is casted in plaster to differentiate the buildingâ€™s materiality from the context.
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F I N A L
pencil, coloured paper
P L A N
entrance area with pivoting floor panel communal area with refreshments shower and toilet cubicles (male) shower and toilet cubicles (female) bath-room (male) bath-room (female) steam room (male) steam room (female) mini-threshold that leads to the dry docks structure that lowers canoes into the Thames dry docks where the public boards the canoes jig on the faรงade to lay the bamboo strips bamboo plantation surrounding the building
1 : 5 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F I N A L
S E C T I O N
communal area with refreshments mini threshold that also leads out to the dry docks shower cubicles with toilet steam room bamboo steaming area workshop front with operating boat â€˜mouthâ€™ workshop area private lounge
The headpiece consists of tinted wax panels mimicking the Greenwich shore, and chalk ‘fingers’ leaves unique marks as the headpiece tilts from the user’s movement.
YEAR 1 INSTALLATION PROJECT LONGING AND BELONGING ADMIRALS’ HOUSE, GREENWICH, LONDON This mechanism aims to preserve the involuntary traces of the user as they peer through the window to look at the outside views. Fragments of a body held in a frame lie motionless in the window as an echo of a previous presence.
C O M P O N E N T R Y
L A Y O U T
Bespoke pieces of hardwood are carved to fit users of different heights, which are fitted on a pivoting metal clamp secured onto the window sill, and the hand grips are slid along the rail. Dyed glass wax is fitted onto steel frames backlit by LED strips of light
HONG KONG FEET - Hong Kong Island as a metaphorical foot with veins as the mountainous roads
PERSONAL WORKS MADNESS IN HONG KONG commercial book, Real Root Publishing Limited MONGKOK - once the
A chronological depiction of my life schedule exploring Hong Kongâ€™s sights and sounds, with a fresh abstract interpretation combining my thematically dark style. Inspired by Japanese comics, I hope to anthropomorphise everyday objects to bring a fresh perspective in this densely populated city.
densest area in the world with 21 people per meter squared
GOLDFISH STREET - the bustling
hotspot for purchasing aquatic and amphibious pets
KOWLOON SKYLINE - the unglamorous skyline of awkward residential blocks and derelict cage/public homes
UCLCS VARIETY SHOW 2015 BOOKLET 34-page booklet : pen, pencil, photoshop As part of the UCLCS Variety Show committee in my university, I organised, drew and produced 500 copies of the booklet and other promotional materials to support the two hour drama entirely co-ordinated by first year UCL students over a 4 month period.
“CHILDHOOD” TRIPTYCH sharpies, ink, acrylic, wax, emulsion paint, plywood This 1.2m tall triptych focuses on the subversive slapstick comedy I watched during my childhood, creating a mythical and ephemeral scene of the violent connotations from these cartoons.
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CHOW, Lap Yan Justin UCL Bartlett School of Architecture Year 2 Unit 7 [Pascal Bronner, Thomas Hillier]