JEESOO SHIN ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
JEESOO SHIN (+1)818.967.9498 email@example.com 1150 W. 36th St. Los Angeles CA,90007
University of Southern California- School of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture Los Angeles, CA Expected Graduation: May, 2020
August, 2015 - present
Michael Maltzan Architecture Los Angeles, CA Part- time Intern Assisted model making
Personal house planning for Virgo Handojo Pasadena, CA Drew sets of plans for personal housing. Discussed directions and potentials for house remodeling. firstname.lastname@example.org
USC School of Architectureâ€™s yearly EXPO INDEX Two projects featured in yearly booklet as examples. available on arch.usc.edu
USC School of Architecture Website Projects featured on USC Architecture website as selected student works. Instructor: Erin Kasimow
USC School of Architecture Watt Hall Project exhibited in Watt Hall as selected student work from class.
Rhinoceros, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray Fluent in English and Korean
The Shell House_ Co-Housing
The Feral Object
The Shell House
PLANS_ ground floor
second floor_secondary garden
unit plans_ fourth floor
The shell house examines the physical and cultural context of a particular site in Los Angeles and a program density that requires the deployment of a complex organizational types. Co-Housing is understood as reduced footprint, fully private living spaces that are augmented by shared programs. The project includes facilities to support the Ron Finley Project - a nonprofit entity promoting community gardening and access to healthy, locally grown foo. 5
Located in the intersection of Exposition St. and Chesapeake Ave., the project promotes an open space that interacts with both public and the private apartment tenants. Having the garden as the most important program, the projects consists of different level of privacy. The pushed garden that faces the Chesapeake Ave. is completely open to the public given the corner condition. On the roof of the first floor programs, another level of semi public gardens exist with vertical gardens. For lighting, the apartment units are lifted up, which makes the garden the element that separates the residential and public programs. 6
The house consists of groups of planes rather than a volume where the extension and shortenings result in micro-scale and macro-scale members such as benches, vertical garden, structural support etc. To maintain the level of privacy while the units still receive lightings, the perforated screen plays a role in additional layer of privacy. The aperatures on this â€œshellâ€? are determined by the programs that are behind the screen.
partner: Do Kyung Hwang, Alfonso Felipe
The scale of fabrication decreses from the size of the architectural model to the size of the body. The concepts of topology, as a reaction to the curves and organic nature of the body, was introduced. We designed and built a micro-environment that became a visual deterrent for an open-office like studio setting, using zipties.
Total of 12,000 zipties were used to create the micro environment for studio desks. Structural supports were added to the seating while the zip ties worked as cushions for sitting and laying down.
The tail of the zip ties work as spikes to keep studio mates away from the desk and solves one of the main problems in studio-- lack of privacy. Occupying this micro environment provides cozy experience to the users inside as it isolates and surrounds them. The bottom half of the project provides a crucial necessity in studio, the bed. Students crawled down the desk to lay down and rest in the zip tie micro environment.
By experimenting with model-building techniques such as the stereotomic, the tectonic, and the monocoque, and studying materiality first, I searched for new understandings of material, its implications and its capacities. In Project Three, I applied these experiments and studies to the design of a small library with indoor skydiving in order to encourage cross- materiality and the continuation of material experimentation in architecture.
PROGRAM MASH UP- LIBRARY
The project pursues an abstract concept of floating and light library which relates back to the indoor skydiving program. The hard concrete casted base demonstrates a contrast between light material such as cork, and translucent material such as the unryu paper. The platform of the design is inspired by the idea of free floating and placing of oneself in any elevation desired. The floors therefore consist of occupiable stairs that can be served as bookstacks, sitting area, and circulation.
Unryu paper was used for exploring color and materiality of the project. Technique of layering the paper was used to represent various colors and effects with only a few primary colored papers. Colors define the programs of the library as they play a role as light source as well. Darker colors were used for programs like movie screening while the reading area received more light by using light yellow color.
material studies 20
axonometric _joint & orientation study 23
Through surface operations such as bending and repetition, the design includes different modules with numerous scales that are for different programs. The project also investigates the relationship between the individual and the collective. The funnel shaped units create a campsite as a whole, where different orientation serves different function within the site. The study of the surface and its reaction to different programs was dominant in this project.
THE FERAL OBJECT
adress: Obenaur Ross at Figueroa St. and 38th St. City of Los Angeles
transformation I 28
Venturing into Los Angeles, an idiosyncratic building was found. he building was unique in that all of its edges and corners are obscured by ivy leaves, producing fuzzy, soft and blurry atmosphere as a whole. Shifting the notion from city-at-large as a site to the forms themselves, the building was analyzed and modified through a series of drawing exercises. The study displays how a different reading of an object results in an abstract and atmostpheric architectural effects. 29