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JOAN KWONG ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO 2014


CONTENT

curriculum vitae 4 right movement 6 atacama space odyssey 10 SCHIERKE REBORN 14 POROUS CITY 22 RESILIENCE WORKSHOP 30 LIVING MUSEUM 34 GILL TESSELLATION 40 ARCHITECTURE AS MEDIA 46 VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 52 PERSONAL WORKS 66


curriculum vitae EDUCATION 2013 /9-12 Exchange to Department of Architecture (& Spatial Design) School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland 2012-Present Master of Science (Architecture, Urbanism and Building Technology) Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 2008-2011 Bachelor of Art (Architectural Studies)(Hons) The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2004-2008 HKALE & HKCEE Sacred Heart Canossian College Hong Kong

SKILLS ARCHITECTURAL/DESIGN SKILLS • • • •

Computer Graphics Architectural Design Visual Communications Presentation Skills

• • • •

Research and Writing Skills Analytical Skills Model Making & Laser-cutting Communication Skills

COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Affect effects, Vray, Microsoft Office LANGUAGE SKILLS Proficient in English and Chinese, Preliminary in Japanese Fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua PERSONAL QUALITIES friendly, critical-thinking, hardworking, creative PERSONAL INTERESTS travelling, taking analog photos, drawing, reading, hiking

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WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN 2014/4- Volunteer of Pixelache Festival 2014 - helping in design and building infrastructure on Vartiosaari, Helsinki - spatial arrangement of Camp Pixelache 2014 2014/1- Internship in ALA Architects, Helsinki, Finland - various design competition works & model-making 2014/1-4 Volunteer of The Smile Army collaboration with The Design Museum, Helsinki - spatial arrangement and logistics of the event - public art intervention/performance in Helsinki city centre Chung Heng Joan, Kwong 2011-2012 Architectural Assistant, A&T Design Limited, H.K. Birth: - facade and interior design for Lee Theatre 25.05.1989, Hong Kong - contractual drawings & documents preparation, collaboration & administration for Lee Theatre Tel: (+852)65020775 (HK) - assisting interior design for Uniqlo Flagship (+358)449552750 (FI) Store Email: 2010/2 Volunteer of Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale in joan.kwongch@gmail.com Architecture/Urbanism 2009 - tutoring in BYOB (Bring Your Own Biennale) Nationality: British & Chinese

2009-2010 Academic Secretary of Architectural Students’ Association, Architectural Society, HKUSU - event-organizing & poster design for Career Seminar 2009, Hand-drawing Tutorial 2009 and Film Showing Series 2010 - assisting in various activities organized by the Architectural Students’ Association including HKU Open Day 2009 and ASA Orientation Camp 2009 2006-2007 Web Designer & Committee member of Librarian Association, SHCC - website design 2004-2005 Graphic Designer & Committee member of Art Club, SHCC - event poster design

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COMPETITION 2014/3 BRACKET TAKES ACTION

Right movement Riclaiming and redistributing public space Why public surfaces and spaces are just for commercial and political messages nowadays? Why can’t the public get involved and express their own messages? Everyone should be able to voice out their own opinion and have their own say in spite of their economical background. However, public spaces are privatized, surfaces are commercialized nowadays, depends on money. We do not have choice to choose because we do not have money to change this capitalist world. But we urge for changes where people should be all equal and have our collective space and surface in public. Right movement aims to strike a sudden mental shift of people to reflect on their long-living environment. Passive communication is the way we live nowadays. Just do what is told. Just choose from what we have. Just ask for what this materialistic world can give us and nothing more. But we are people who would like to express ourselves and change the city.


“Right to the City” is an idea brought from Henri Lefebvre. Lefebvre summaries the ideas as a “demand ... a transformed and renewed access to urban life”. According to David Harvey, “The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably depends upon the exercise of a collective power to reshape the processes of urbanization. The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.” According to Claude Lefort, the democratic revolution occurred with the Declaration of the Rights of Man, an event that shifted the location of power. According to the Declaration, power of the society comes from the people. The essence of democratic rights is not simply possessed but to be declared. 3 Therefore, People need to address their own rights in fighting for authentic public sphere and public space. Right movement is both top-down and bottom-up process require lots of parties to participate. It is a three-stage public movement. 1. Clearing up all the public surfaces in public spaces. 2. Redistribution of public surfaces and spaces: All people no matter individual or private parties have the right to use public space. 3. All public surfaces and spaces can be occupied at a particular moment for certain events, for example, public movement. The site is located in Hong Kong since the use of commercials in public spaces is not restricted which inspired this movement. A typical secondary street is chosen in the city centre for experimentation. Right movement provoke a future where people suddenly realize that they are independent individuals and they can have their own choice to choose what they really want and express themselves for their full development. Public power need to be addressed repeatedly to conquer spaces to be public.

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2. The ground is pushed down to creat a space for the museum.

3. The museum building is constructed underground, leaving a circu opening at the edges.

COMPETITION 2014/1

4. A spherical planeterium is put in the middle as the glowing core the museum; on top a viewing platform is placed for visitors to vie the starry sky.

CHILE INTERNATIONAL MUSUEM OF ASTRONOMY

ATACAMA SPACE ODYSSEY The new International Museum of Astronomy will be located approximately a 15-minute drive east from the town of San Pedro de Atacama on the way to the ALMA astronomical facility. The layout of the museum is circular, with a large spherical planetarium in the middle of the building. The inside of the planetarium is used for various performances, while the outside functions as a spherical screen, giving a truly spectacular display of spatial phenomena to museum visitors–morphing from a view of deep space to a nebula, a massive Sun or the Earth. Circulation and flexible exhibition and seminar spaces are arranged around it. While the spaces themselves allow for a more traditional exhibition arrangement when necessary, the focus of the museum is on interactivity and experimentation. On the top floor, a large central space welcomes visitors with a circular opening to the sky, In this space, visitors can experience the night sky with various telescopes with the help of museum staff. Below, apart from the planetarium itself, exhibitions will be interactive and use the latest technology, taking the visitor on a journey through different aspects of astronomy; possible themes are ”exploration”, ”history of astronomy”, ”scale in space”, ”past and future of the universe” with a special regard for children. Circulation follows a logical route, with visitors descending gradually to the lowest level, from which they can take an elevator back up to the top floor, where they are served by a museum shop and restaurant.

5. Circulation is arranged around the planetarium to enable visitor to spectate the ever-changing sphere. Two vertical shafts for lifts an stairs are attached to the main space.

6. Exhibition areas are arranged around the core. The route of the exhibition leads people gradually below ground.

Shaping the Site

1. To ensure the integrity of the place, our approach is to merge w the existing landscape. An area which is a bit hidden by small hills from the main road is chosen.

2. The ground is pushed down to creat a space for the museum.

ATACAMA

3. The museum building is constructed underground, leaving a circu opening at the edges.


Entrance Service elevator Shop

Cafe

Viewing platform

Floor –1 Café

Exhibition

Exhibition Stargazing

Staff spaces

Exhibition

Planetarium, spherical screen Exhibition

Lowest floor: temporary exhibition space

Tickets

Cloak

Floor –2

Exh.

Pool for collecting water

Sci & Tech

The new International Museum of Astronomy will be located approximately a 15-minute drive east from the town of San Pedro de Atacama on the way to the ALMA astronomical facility. The museum is located almost wholly underground, with only a circular concrete arch reaching for the sky, behind a small ridge, visible from the main road. Thus the museum does not disturb the spectacular surrounding landscape and its facilities, protected from the sun, can be kept cool energy-efficiently while simultaneously minimizing light pollution.

San Pedro de Atacama 15 minutes

Museum

Airstrip

Inspired by science fiction and minimalist contemporary museum architecture, the layout of the museum is circular, with a large spherical planetarium in the middle of the building. The inside of the planetarium is used for various performances, while the outside functions as a spherical screen, giving a truly spectacular display of spatial phenomena to museum visitors– morphing from a view of deep space to a nebula, a massive Sun or the Earth. Circulation and flexible exhibition, research, and seminar spaces are arranged around it. Spherical screens are existing technology, but the size of the sphere is a novelty. The shape of the museum helps in controlling the climate: the museum also works as a well, preserving the small amount of rain received. From a circular slit, light and water penetrate underground, while the water is collected to a large, reflecting pool under the planetarium. This water can be used for different functions in the bulding, but is also forms a beautiful architectural element. Cold air flows into the building through the circular slit, while hot air rises up from the middle through the core, effectively cooling the building.

While the spaces themselves allow for a more traditional exhibition arrangement when necessary, the focus of the museum is on interactivity and experimentation. On the top floor, a large central space welcomes visitors with a circular opening to the sky. In this space, visitors can experience the night sky with various telescopes with the help of museum staff. Below, apart from the planetarium itself, exhibitions will be interactive and use the latest technology, taking the visitor on a journey through different aspects of astronomy; possible themes are ”exploration”, ”history of astronomy”, ”scale in space”, ”past and future of the universe” with a special regard for children. ALMA staff should have an important role in the museum, and special science spaces are reserved for them.

EXHIBITION

to experience Space through architecture – a new aStronomical muSeum for chile

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Floor –3 Staff

Planetarium

Exh.

Circulation follows a logical route, with visitors descending gradually to the lowest level, from which they can take an elevator back up to the top floor. There they are served by a museum shop and restaurant. Especially the lowest floor, which has plenty of free space, can be used for temporary exhibitions. The spaces surrounding the core are flexible and can be rearranged as needs of the museum change.

Lounge

Floor –4 Exhibition

PLANETARIUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Exh.

SERVICE

STAFF

Seminar

Floor –5

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A view of the spherical screen and entry to planetarium

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Pool

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ROOMS

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Staff

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Exhibition

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Entrance Service elevator Shop Viewing platform

Cafe Floor –1 Café

Exhibition

Exhibition Shop

Exhibition

SPACE ODYSSEY Lowest floor:

Kitchen Stargazing Staff spaces

Planetarium, spherical screen Exhibition

Tickets

Floor –2

Cloak

international muSeum of aStronomy


Shaping the Site 1. To ensure the integrity of the place, our approach is to merge with the existing landscape. An area which is a bit hidden by small hills from the main road is chosen.

Entrance

Shop

2. The ground is pushed down to creat a space for the museum.

Viewing platform Exhibition

Exhibition

3. The museum building is constructed underground, leaving a circular opening at the edges.

Lowest floor: temporary exhibition space

4. A spherical planeterium is put in the middle as the glowing core of the museum; on top a viewing platform is placed for visitors to view the starry sky.

5. Circulation is arranged around the planetarium to enable visitors to spectate the ever-changing sphere. Two vertical shafts for lifts and stairs are attached to the main space.

to experience Space through architecture – a new aStronomical muSeum for chile The new International Museum of Astronomy will be located approximately a 15-minute drive east from the town of San Pedro de Atacama on the way to the ALMA astronomical facility. The museum is located almost wholly underground, with only a circular concrete arch reaching for the sky, behind a small ridge, visible from the main road. Thus the museum does not disturb the spectacular surrounding landscape and its facilities, protected from the sun, can be kept cool energy-efficiently while simultaneously minimizing light pollution.

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Service elevator Cafe Floor –1 Café

Exhibition Shop

Kitchen Stargazing Staff spaces

Planetarium, spherical screen Exhibition

Tickets

Cloak

Floor –2

Exh.

Pool for collecting water

Sci & Tech

While the spaces themselves allow for a more traditional exhibition arrangement when necessary, the focus of the museum is on interactivity and experimentation. On the top floor, a large central space welcomes visitors with a circular opening to the sky. In this space, visitors can experience the night sky with various telescopes with the help of museum staff. Below, apart from the planetarium itself, exhibitions will be interactive and use the latest technology, taking the visitor on a journey through different aspects of astronomy; possible themes are ”exploration”, ”history of astronomy”, ”scale in space”, ”past and future of the universe” with a special regard for children. ALMA staff should have an important role in the museum, and special science spaces are reserved for them.

EXHIBITION

minimalist contemporary muthe museum is circular, with the middle of the building. The d for various performances, spherical screen, giving a truly enomena to museum visitors– pace to a nebula, a massive Sun xible exhibition, research, and ound it. Spherical screens are of the sphere is a novelty.

planS 1:1 000 Ground floor

Floor –3 Staff

Exh.

Planetarium

Staff

Lounge

Floor –4 OBSERVATION

Circulation follows a logical route, with visitors descending gradually to the lowest level, from which they can take an elevator back up to the top floor. There they are served by a museum shop and restaurant. Especially the lowest floor, which has plenty of free space, can be used for temporary exhibitions. The spaces surrounding the core are flexible and can be rearranged as needs of the museum change. A view of the spherical screen and entry to planetarium

Exhibition

PLANETARIUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Exh.

SERVICE

STAFF STORAGE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ROOMS

INTERMEDIATE MECHANICAL

Seminar

Floor –5 Exhibition

Pool

Exhibition


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Schierke Reborn Schierke is a small town in the Harz region in Germany facing economic downturn. Possible solutions are investigated for the town to boost its economy at the same time to maintain its identity. A spa complex is being built in the area as the new attraction for tourists as well as a communal centre for the local residents. The spa complex is segregated into separate compartments surrounded by nature and courtyards. The complex is built on a slope near the central park aiming at merging with the natural landscape.


Entrance

Total Fitness area

Storage & Others

Technical facilities

Total Staff area

Outdoor Terraces

Total Sauna & Steam

Total Bathing area

Total Hospitality

Storage & Others

Total Staff area

Total Fitness area

Total Sanitary facilities

NATURE

Total Sanitary facilities

PUBLIC PRIVATE

Total Sauna & Steam

Total Treatment & Massage

Total Bathing area

Private Spa (2) Reception Waiting Room Outdoor Terraces

Technical facilities

Storage & Others

Total Staff area

Outdoor Terraces

PUBLIC

Staff room

Storage Storage Technical Facilities Laundry Storage Laundry room Large activity Large activity room Activity room (5)

dry/wet community /visitor

Total Fitness area

Gymnasium Activity room (5)

Gymnasium Total Fitness area

Technical facilities

PRIVATE PUBLIC

city/nature

Plunge pool Staff room Aquatherapy Sauna + Small sauna (3) Storage Relaxation area Steam bath sauna + Panorama sauna TechnicalInfrared Facilities Treatment Room (4)

Storage & Others

Outdoor Terraces

DRY

PUBLIC

public/ private

Communal Space

Communal Space 146m2

Activity Room

197m2

Free

96m2

Gymnasium

182m2

Paid

Changing Room 156m2

Activity Room 277m2

Sauna

177m2

Massage 200m2

Indoor Pool 163m2

340m2

Private Public Space

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ACTIVE INACTIVE

WET

INACTIVE

WET

VISITOR VISITOR TRSA TRAN ITION ITNIOSN

Total Entrance

active/inactive

Reception Shop Changing rooms (2)

Staff Room

Indoor Pool

Technical facilities

Outdoor Terraces

Gymnasium

Total Hospitality

264m2

CITY

Entrance

Total Staff area

Total Sauna & Steam

Entrance

DRY

NATURE

Activity room (5)

Toilets Plunge pool Bathrooms Restaurant Aquatherapy Sauna + Small sauna (3) Relaxation area Cafe Steam bath Lounge Bar Infrared sauna + Panorama sauna Treatment Room (4) Outdoor pool Private Spa (2) Reception Swimming pool Waiting Room Outdoor TerracesJacuzzi Indoor pool

Total Treatment & Massage

Total Bathing area

dry/wet

ACTIVE

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

Jacuzzi Indoor pool

Storage Laundry Large activity room

CITY Total Treatment & Massage

Technical facilities

Swimming pool

Storage & Others

Staff room Storage Technical Facilities

Total Fitness area

Total Sauna & Steam

Outdoor Terraces

Total Hospitality

Outdoor pool

Total Staff area

Bar

active/inactive

Plunge pool Aquatherapy Sauna + Small sauna (3) Relaxation area Steam bath Infrared sauna + Panorama sauna Treatment Room (4) Private Spa (2) Reception Waiting Room Outdoor Terraces Total Treatment & Massage

Total Bathing area

Cafe

Total Entrance

Swimming pool

Jacuzzi Indoor pool

Lounge

Total Sauna & Steam

Outdoor pool

Total Treatment & Massage

Bar

Total Hospitality

Lounge

Total Bathing area

Total Entrance

Cafe

Total Sanitary facilities

Total Entrance

Toilets Bathrooms Restaurant

Total Hospitality

Toilets Bathrooms Restaurant

Reception Shop Changing rooms (2)

Total Sanitary facilities

Reception Shop Changing rooms (2)

Total Sanitary facilities

Total Entrance

Entrance


+0.70

-4.00

-3.30

-3.30

Communal Space

-3.30

Reception

-3.30

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-4.70

-3.30

-4.70

-4.70

-4.70 -4.70

-4.70

-6.40

-6.40

Inner Terrace

Outer Terrace

4

Semi-open Central Space

Outdoor Pool

Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool

The spa complex is designed with a eight-shaped circulation separating the free and paid, dry and wet, communal and recreational area. When visitors enter from the reception area, visitors can choose to go to the communal area where is the activity rooms and gym room located. Visitors can also go to the changing room directly, through which visitors can enter the pool areas with outdoor and indoor pools. There are two water pools in the two courtyards respectively. The first one located at the dry area is just for spectating while the second one is an outdoor pool where people can swim in it. The two pools are connected at a semi-open waterway and corridor where nature, people and architecture intersect. Visitor coming from the entrance can see the rear-end of the whole complex through the middle corridor, forming the internal visual connection.

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Entrance Perspective

The spa complex is situated on an existing natural slope. Each compartment is put on different levels. Ramps instead of staircases are used to connected them to be more user-friendly. The whole complex is also having its corridor located at the side of the complex either the courtyards or nature, therefore, the visitors can feel very close to the nature. The facade strategy is using a continuous wall to roof plane approach aiming at identifying each compartment as a dis1:200 Sections and Elevations tinct unit.

1:20 Sections

1:5 Sectional Details

1:20 Elevation and Longitudinal Sections

1:20 Sections

1:5 Sectional Details

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1:20 Elevation and Longitudinal Sections


1:1000 Site Plan

1:200 Plans

+0.70

+0.70

-2.30

-2.30

+0.00

+0.70

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-4.00

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-2.30

-3.30

-3.30

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-3.30

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MSc1

Porous City “Cities should provide the best sunlight and air circulation with the most terraces and courtyards.� In order to achieve this aim, this research tried in many combinations of approaches and finally arrived at the voronoi approach. It started with a mass. Air is being injected into the mass giving intersecting holes for light and air. The investigation was done on the limits of the height and number of cells being injected. A city is finally being built with voronoi cells. A 1:25 model(2mx2m) is realized by lego blocks with the highest point at 1.8m.

Co-authur: Maciej Wieczorkowski


ty totally permeable for light, air and view. �


Mass studies Defining thickness of used element in relation to structure height and number of “sponge bubbles�

160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20

11.4 12 13.2 14.1 15.6 18 15 46 60

10.8 11.7 13.2 14.4 18 25.2

10.8 11.7 11.1 10.8 10.2 13.2 12.6 12 12 11.4 16.5 15 14.4 14.1 13.8 22.5 21 21 20.1 19.2

120 180 240 300 360 420

10.8 10.5 13.2 12.6 18.9 18.6 600 900 [m]

900m

600m

160 420m 140 360m 120 300m 100

Number of cells

Height [m]

240m 80 180m 60 120m

40

20

24

60m

Top View

Axonometric Diagram


Concept Action:

Parameters: R2

D1 R1

R = Radius of bubbles

=> control size of air between living units

D = Distance between bubbles

=> control distance between living units

D2

D4 D3

Evolution

R3

R4

0%

POROSITY

100%

“...punching air into mass, reducing mass into frame, allowing maximum sunlight and view on facade.�

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Qualities comparison Total Floor Area Mass Volume Void Volume FSR GSR OSR No. of floors Increase of Total Surface Area No. of terraces Terraces Floor Area % of void

62500 m2 125000 m3 0 m3

62500 m2 129502 m3 734393 m3

7.1 0.64 0.36 30

6.3 0.11 0.88 125

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0 0 m2

General typology

1824 42025 m2

Frame City

0%

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0%

16 %

8% 7% 8%

55 % 52 % 57 %

9 a.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m .

19 % 20 % 24 %

2% 14 % 14 %

% of corners (two sided views)

16 %

91 %

52 % 48 % 0% 0% 0% 0% 32%

2% 2% 4% 3% 11 % 78 % 58 %

(based on Total Volume)

% of terraces (based on Total Floor Area)

% of facade hit by direct sunlight (for atleast 2 hours per day)

9 a.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m . % of ground floor hit by direct sunlight (for atleast 2 hours per day)

(based on overall facade area)

View Distances 0-10 m 10-20 m 20-60 m 60-100 m 100-200 m endless skyview

After making a model city, the qualities of the city are compared by the parameters above. This voronoi approach occupies the leading role in terms of the number of terraces, the percentage of ground floor hit by direct sunlight and the variety of viewing distance.

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MSc2

Resilience Workshop Cities being destructed during natural hazards are not uncommon incidents. Instead of investigating the post-disastrous resumption of a city, the pre-disastrous preparation is being studied, in order to find out solutions to prepare cities for extreme conditions. A small town called Lubbenau nearby Berlin was chosen as the testing spot. Parasitic architecture is being investigated as our approach. There are three stress tests for the approach. Firstly, immigrants come to the city which increases the housing and job market demand, parasitic housing should be introduced in the first place to the existing houses. Secondly, land developer come to turn the place into a cultural theme park, there are workforce to participate in the new industry. Thirdly, extreme weather conditions, such as flooding, desertification and ice-age, come, elements of vernacular architecture should be introduced in advanced to the existing building. Co-authur: Sannie Yip & Jia Chen


Welcome to Lübbenau

12/11/2012

Hybridization

Chung Heng Kwong, Hiu Sze Yip, Jia Chen

Labour Shortage

13/11/2012

Stress test #1_demography

The Ring

Spreewald

Elderly

Isolated Buildings Parasitic Units as housings

Parasitic Units for communal use

Lübbenau is a town of 17,897 in the OberspreewaldLausitz district of Brandenburg, Germany. It is located in the Spreewald about 82 km southeast of Berlin. Alder forests on wetlands and pine forests on sandy dry areas are characteristic for the region. The small town is mainly filled with elderly and tourists. Lübbenau offers a variety of sights. Departing from the old town center, visitors can explore the marina with its traditional boats, or a castle, the Schloss, which set in a nicely arranged park, including an orangerie with a cafe and a hotel.

resilience through HYBRIDIZING IDENTITIES. Everyone in Lübbenau is well-educated, we have to import labours from different countries, for construction works and social services. Hybrid and Parasitic Buildings are proposed to resolve the cultural and spatial tensions among different groups of people, and to maintain their own identities. Parasitic elements are both added to the housings and public buildings, to preserve the local traditional buildings, and to enhance the integration between the locals and immigrants.

POPULATION CHANGE POPULATION CHANGE

40000

35000

30000

25000

20000

15000

JULY

JULY

JAN

Privatization

14/11/2012

Stress test #2_economy

resilience through MERGING EXTREMES. The land market is open to be privated, hence someone buys the land and is going to transform the area inside the Ring into a Theme Park. People are forced to move out of the Ring, and to turn the old buildings into part of the Wonderland. All the leisure elements are designed in elegant and traditional languages, in order to preserve the identitiy of the city and to bring more leisure to the locals.

Wonderland inside the Ring

Welcome to Lübbenau

TIME

JAN

APPLICATION OF PARASITIC UNITS

New Housings out of the Ring

Infrastructure as a connection & leisure

12/11/2012

Hybridization

INCREASE OF THE LEISURE ELEMENTS NO. OF LEISURE ELEMENTS

120

100

80

60

40

20

FEB

APRIL

MAR

TIME

MAY

MERGING THE CLASSIC AND THE LEISURE CLASSIC

District: Oberspreewald-Lausitz Area: 138.78km Population: 16,713 Density: 120/km Temperature: from -3⊥to 24⊥Celsius Degree

CLASSIC WONDERLAND

LEISURE

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Schizophrenic Weather

15/11/2012

Stress test #3_climate change

resilience through INTEGRATING WITH VERNACULAR. Under the unpredictable extreme weather, desertization, ice age and flooding, German houses are transformed into three different vernacular styles. Locals may live in the appropriate houses under a particular weather conditions.

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Housings in different vernacular styles

Large Building in three different vernacular styles

CHANGE OF TEMPERATURE & WATER LEVEL TEMPERATURE

WATERLEVEL

(CELSIUS DEGREE)

(mm)

60℃

6000mmm

40℃

4000mm

20℃

2000mm

TIME

0℃

-2000mm

-20℃

-4000mm

-40℃

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

MERGING GERMAN & VERNACULAR GERMAN

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VERNACULAR

GERMAN IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE


Labour Shortage Stress Test #1 Demography Labour Shortage

13/11/2012

Labour Shortage

Stress test #1_demography

13/11/2012

Labour Shortage

13/11/2012

Stress test #1_demography

Stress test #1_demography

Population Change

Hybridizing13/11/2012 Identities

Labour Shortage Stress test #1_demography Adding Parasitic Units

POPULATION CHANGE

40000

35000

30000

25000

20000

15000

JULY

JAN

JULY

TIME

JAN

Privatization Stress Test #2 Economy Privatization

Privatization

14/11/2012

14/11/2012

Stress test #2_economy

Stress test #2_economy Increase of Leisure Activities

CLASSIC

CLASSIC

Privatization

14/11/2012

Stress test #2_economy

Merging the Extremes

LEISURE

LEISURE

CLASSIC CLASSICIAL WONDERLAND WONDERLAND

NO. OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES

120

100

80

60

40

20

FEB

MAR

APRIL

TIME

MAY

Schizophrenic Weather Stress Test #3 Climate Change Schizophrenic Weather

15/11/2012

Stress test #3_climate change

Schizophrenic Weather

15/11/2012

Integrating with the Vernacular Architecture

Change of the Temperature & Water Level

GERMAN

GERMAN

TEMPERATURE (CELSIUS DEGREE)

WATERLEVEL

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6000mmm

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4000mm

20

2000mm

0

TIME

Schizophrenic Weather

15/11/2012

Stress test #3_climate change

Stress test #3_climate change VERNACULAR VERNACULAR

GERMAN IN VERNACULAR IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE GERMANY

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-20

-2000mm

-40

-4000mm

JUNE

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BAAS3

LIVING MUSEUM The Living Museum is a daily life museum showing the lives in the public housing since 1950s till now. The museum is a sky village developed from the public housing typologies which are also the main exhibits. This project aims at re-creating the atmosphere and spacial experience of Hong Kong public housing. It criticizes on the lack of site specificity and increase in compactness in more recent public housing, which urges the designers of the public housing to rethink how to create more interactions in a community in the future by designing more site-specific and less compact public housing typologies.


Daily life Interaction Type of Activities

Transformation of Communal Space

Communal Space

Street

Corridor

Viewing

Street Space as communal space Well-utilised

Lift Core with corrridors

Looped Corridor Designated communal space Well-utilised

Less user-friendly communal space Less utilized

Sitting Out

Talking

Lift Core

Staircase

Playing

The public housing typologies are transformed from more internally open and interactive design towards a more compact and externally open design. There is also a dramatically increase in the number of flats in public housing. Visitors can experience the lives in the public housing. The museum is designed in a way that the change in facade density and typology design is realized. Circulation

ZONING Hanging clothes

Semi-Compact Zone

Semi-Open Zone

SITE VISUAL CONNECTION

Open Zone

Compact Zone

Main Circulation

FACADE DENSITY

Secondary Circulation

Open

Semi-Compact

Semi-Open

Compact

STRUCTURE Cross I-beams L-Shaped Steel casted with concrete

BookStore

3m

4m

4m

5m 3m

MuseumShop

4m

Office

4m

5m

Cafe

6m

Education Centre

6m

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Glass Panels

Concrete Panel


Housing Site Ori- Analysis Typology entation

Spatial Experience

Vertical Circulation

Horizontal Circulation External View

Vertical Circulation

Internal View

Horizontal Circulation

Compact Zone

External View Internal View

Harmony

SemiCompact Zone

Vertical Circulation Horizontal Circulation External View Internal View

TRIDENT

Vertical Circulation Horizontal Circulation

Semi-OPEN Zone

External View Internal View

Twin Tower

Vertical Circulation Horizontal Circulation

Open Zone

External View Internal View

H - Block

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GILL TESSELLATION In this materiality and construction research, the way of using concrete is being challenged. Concrete has long been used as a structural material for making beams and columns as well as a partition material for dividing spaces. This project aims at making a new prototype which does not only uses the minimum amount of material to make a rigid structure but also allow different amount of light to penetration through. The module is inspired by the fish scale and gill system. Different kinds of lofting makes different structural system where shift lofting in two directions allows most interlocking which forms a double curved surface. The rotating two-dimensional modules forming a wall allows different lighting effects when one walking along the wall. Concrete Casting in 3-D allows the assembly of component in three directions which works well in a cube-like form. It makes a combination of two double curved surfaces. The moulded concrete successfully achieves the effects of lighting control. The 3-D concrete module was used as the roof for controlling the lighting on the above and the space is free up by gridded columns.

Co-authur: Kar Wei Cheung


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Deformed Connection Component, used between wall and roof

Basic

Deformed

Elongated Column-like wall component

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Double Base

1/2 Base

Sectioned

Double & Rotated Roof Component

Sectioned & Elongated Corner Condition

Variations

Complete Base


Vertically, the section shows the transitional change of the components. Horizonatlly, the diagram shows the connection between components and proves that the compoents are structurally strong enough for self-support.

Prototype

Structural Concept

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BAAS2

ARCHITECTURE AS MEDIA Architecture is reintoduced to the street as media to promote events and happenings on the street. In the past, architecture played a dominant role on the streets. Nowadays, architecture was hidden away as signs and symbols on urban surfaces have become overwhelming (“Learning From Las Vagus�) and taken the dominant place in the street instead of architecture. Urban surfaces in Shanghai are occupied by different private purposes including dominating commercial and political messages and some art messages. Public space can hardly exist since everywhere is highly controlled and surveillanced, the re-introduction of parasitic architecture on the street can be a spatial tool to promote public events. Events extended to the street is the ultimate goal since streets should not just limited to signs and symbols of media.


The above diagram shows the areas with different kinds of urban surfaces, including surfaces with commercial, art and political messages. The locations are catagorized and mapped out three-dimensionally. The 3D flow diagram shows the theoretical visualization of the overlapping projected urban surfaces in real urban space. The analytical extension of space form the basis for the re-introduction of architecture onto the street.

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Urban Surface Analysis

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BAAS1-3

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS


day and night on escalator, central, hong kong There are two main elements in the escalator. One is people/human and the other is the space-defining elements, which is the escalator, steps, etc. Human and space-defining elements are separated, where space-defining elements are the independent factor while human is the dependent factor because the way human moves is based on the space formed by the elements. Human movements is indicated by outlines. Human movement is defined by the escalator based on time. Photographs of the escalator are taken at 2 times, one in the morning and one in the evening. It shows how different human movement is from day to night.

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This is a set of drawings done by sequential drawing with charcoal pens and rubbing off for a pineapple cut in longitudinal sections.

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This is another set of drawings done by sequential drawing with charcoal pens and rubbing off for the movement of a candle flame.

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The flame movement is abstracted into two-dimensional graphical representation realized in the lazer-cutting process. The combination of the sequential drawings revealed the spatial qualities of the abstracted flame movement.


Variable Openings

Kwong Chung Heng Joan 2008132952

The modules are prisms crafted by sphere or ellipsoid of different sizes but with the same width. Three modules are formed with 9 combinations which allows the openings to have different shapes and orientation.

A B C

Define Point

Define Curve

Rotate Curve

Define Geometry

Loft Curves

Morph onto Surface

Arrange into ABAC pattern


In the past, cityscape are more or less on the same level. Whereas, cityscape starts to grow differently in the recent decades. What if no building had been torn down? If city fabric of all ages are stacked together, the street space and pattern will not be the same anymore. Streets will be on different levels other than the ground. Buildings will be interlocked and interconnected to form street-like pattern.

New Fabric

Medium-aged Fabric

Layering of Cityscape The city is made up of stacking of buildings from different ages in which the buildings connect and interlock differently.

2008132952 Kwong Chung Heng Joan

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Old Fabric


The Suzhou Garden is famous for the framming of view through the journey from the entrance to the garden. We recorded the images through the journey frame by frame in 5-feet interval and anaylzed the coverage of view in drawings. The drawn details in the drawing are those only seen from the framed windows.


BAAS I Semester I Cube design inspired by a can opener

The Orbit Cube

ORBIT CUBE

The cube design was inspired by the movement of the can opener in the process of usage in three planes. Objects are having different orbits in the three planes in can openning process. The module of the cube was formed by six orbits made by PVC pipes, where every two of them are on the same plane. When the components of the module are being rotated, objects will be on different planes and having different orbits, creating more possibilities for orbit tracks. BAAS I Semester I Cube design inspired by a can opener

The Orbit Cube

62 The cube design was inspired by the movement of the can opener in the process of usage in three planes. Objects are having different orbits in the three planes in can openning process. The module of the cube was formed by six orbits made by PVC pipes, where every two of them are on the same plane. When the components of the module are being rotated, objects will be on different planes and having different orbits, creating more possibilities for orbit tracks.

The cube design was inspired by the movement of the can opener in the process of usage in three planes.

KWO BA(AS),


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PERSONAL WORKS


HONG KONG: A CITY WITH OR WITHOUT HISTORY?


FIGURE DRAWINGS

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LIVING ROOM EXHIBITION Fragmentation (+ Regeneration) Stage 1. Fragmentation: Nothing is solid. Everything in this world is dismantled and fragmented in this time and age. Objects that we see just suddenly evaporate and vanish completely. Stage 2. Regeneration: Orders in broken fragments are revealed. New fragments are generated in mutation. Regeneration is possible after fragmentation. (Only visible under UV light)

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Joan Kwong Architectural Portfolio 2014