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karin kam

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contact: flat D, 12/f on fat building 10 kwan yick street, kennedy town 852 6388 6559

karin_kam@hotmail.com UBC school of architecture and landscape architecture: bachelor of environmental design honours skills: adobe creative suite autocad flash (basics) google sketchup hand drafting maxwell render microsoft office model building rhinoceros sketching vectorworks


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linked generations: chinatown student and senior housing curving to connec: intervention for cambie corridor subspace: schematic student union building bus stop: quick design exercises contemporary door: construction drawings photography cambie model


Linked Generations: student and senior housing with adam fryatt

the heart of Vancouver chinatown is supporting an increasing population of elders who remain loyal to the historical streets. for the past recent years however, the prominent area has attracted a group of younger audience who find housing much more affordable here. the ideal is to connect this younger group, consisting of mostly students, with the communtiy to ensure chinatowns future development.

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through architecture, we connect the elderly and the young. geometric evolution

street elevation

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the intervention proposes an infrastructure that will maintain the delicate historical street-scape, while continue to encourage the vibrant energy and activities of this neighbourhood.

site context plan

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PROGRAM

PROGRAM RESIDENCE

RESIDENCE

PROGRAM

RESIDENCE

residence - program sandwich

student seniors program commercial circulation


Linked Generations: student and senior housing with adam fryatt

ground floor plan second floor plan top floor plan

section perspective


building model top-down view of building atrium elevation

section elevation


Curving to Connect: intervention for cambie street

the recent expansion of cambie corridor has created a diconnection to both sides of the street. the initial purpose for the expansion of creating a beautifull drive for vehicles, has completely neglected the impact placed upon the pedestrians. the massive width of the corridor discourages pedestrian use. as a result, commercial activities suffer and parks are underpopulated. the intervention is designed in hopes to encourage greater activity on the corridor. the project begins at a hidden woods trail at 64th and 57th street. the intervention will respond accordingly to its surrounding and will expand and move through the cambie corrider. through architecture, we connect the elderly and the young. geometric evolution form responds to viewing spaces

site context plan


model renderings short section model rendering long section elevation


Subscape: schematic student union building

with mike taylor

the student union building (SUB) at the university of british columbia is the most iconic building at the vancouver campus. its role in housing a cafeteria, a theatre, study spaces, club offices, and other ammenities, denotes a significant purpose and identity to the structure. however, because the university has grown significantly since the time SUB was built, it no longer is able to provide the services that is needed for the evergrowing student population. the intervention proposes a new student union building that will resolve this issue and respond to university students needs. unlike the current building, the form of subscape aid students in speeding through one destination to another, while also providing spaces for pausing and activities. the form and the paths within are tailored to the high traffic routes that students currently travel on. in combining architecture with landscape, we have created individualized journeys. site plan

site context plan


BOOKABLE ROOMS!

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CLU BS! breakout

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ground floor top floor section elevation

lasercut model

elevation

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Bus Stops: quick design exercises

Exercise 1a: Model - Peeling Cardboard The cardboard material is composed of layers of tightly compacted paper to gain thickness, which gives cardboard its distinctive quality. Beginning at its edge and slightly carving into the material, layers were lifted and then peeled back to create a homogenous structure. The layers were then curled to create seating and structural support.

the purpose for this exercise is to repeatedly create bus stop designs using different mediums. by limiting the available media for each bus stop design, the design is reflected on the restrictions the chosen media has. mediums used include paper, pencil, cardboard, vectorworks, sketchup, photoshop, rhino. Exercise 1b: Orthographic- Unravelling the Levels Beginning with countless sketches and ideas, a final one was chosen that responded to the context of the area. Logic must be placed upon the design; acessibility is a must. Having a bus stop where one of its levels gradually emerge from the declination creates a connection with the surface of the hill. An elevaton was first drawn, then later on plans and sections were drawn out.

Exercise 1c: Perspective I - Unravelling the Levels

Exercise 1d: Perspective II - Z Shape

Exercise 1e: Simple Modelling - L Shape

Taking a plan and an elevation, projection lines were extended to create the 3D perspective in Vectorworks. 5 attempts were made before creating a correctly projected image. Often sketches and intuitions were used to determine what the correct final drawing should look like.

The sketches are extremely raw. Without using a ruler or guidelines, the bus stop was done by hand and my knowledge of perspective. Basic guides like vanishing points and horizon lines were established to help create the perspective sketches. Plans, sections and elevations were later on extruded from them.

Using mostly the ‘draw’ and ‘extrude’ tool in SketchUp, seating and shelter were created for this bus stop. Seating varies in size and height to accomodate the needs for different people. The ‘follow-me’ tool was used to create the edge of the roof.


Contemporary Door: construction drawings

E - Head Section 3'-3 1/2" 3/8" 3/4" 1/8" 3 1/2"

1/4"

1/4" 3/4" 1/8"

1/8" 3/4"

E - Head Section 3'-3 1/2"

B - Upper Corner Elevation

3/8" 3/4" 1/8" 3 1/2" Wood Door Painted

1/4" 3/4" 1/8" Wood Baseboard Painted

Wood Frame Painted

F - Door Jam Section 3'-5 3/4" 6'-11"

C - Lower Corner Elevation

Door Stop

1/2" Gap Wood Door Painted

Door Stop

Wood Baseboard Painted

Wood Door Painted

1/2" Gap

Metal Trim

6"

Wood Door Painted

D - Base Section

Glass

1/2" Gap for Flooring

3'-5 3/4"

Door Elevation

A

D - Base Section

Hardwood Floor Treated

Metal Trim

Scale: 1:25

B

Glass

Upper Corner Section

1 1/2"

C - Lower Corner Elevation

6"

6'-11"

Shim Space

Wood Frame Painted

1 1/2"

1/8" 3/4"

Shim Space

F - Door Jam Section B - Upper Corner Elevation

1/4"

Scale: 1:5

Lower Corner Section

C

Scale: 1:5

1/2" Gap for Flooring Hardwood Floor Treated

Upper Corner Section

B

1/2"

Scale: 1:5 1 1/2" 1 1/2"

3 1/2" 2 1/2"

1/2"

Hardwood Floor Treated 3 1/2"

2x4 Stud

Base Section Scale: 1:5

3 1/2"

Base Section Scale: 1:5

Hardwood Floor Treated

1/2" Plywood Spacer 3/8"

Shimming Wedges

Head Section 1/2" Plywood Spacer Shimming Wedges

Insulation

3/8"

Double 2x4" Studs

Wood Frame Nailed Painted

Drywall Wood Door Painted

Insulation

Double 2x4" Studs

Wood Stop Nailed to Frame Painted

F

Scale: 1:5

CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE: Head 1. WallSection Framing 2. Installation Scale: 1:5 of Door Frame 3. Shimming 4. Insulation 5. Installation of Drywall CONSTRUCTION 6. SEQUENCE: Installation of Flooring 1. Wall Framing 7. Installation of Door 2. Installation of Door Frame 3. Shimming 4. Insulation 5. Installation of Drywall 6. Installation of Flooring 7. Installation of Door

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1/2" Gap for Flooring

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E

Double 2x6" Lintel Nailed to Studs

2x4 Stud

3/4" Wood Frame Nailed Painted

Double 2x6" Lintel Nailed to Studs

1/2"

1/2"

2 1/2"

Insulation

1/2" 1/4"

1/2"

1/2"

Drywall Nailed to Studs Studs Painted Dark and Untreated

D

10 1/4"

3 1/2"

1 1/2" 1 1/2"

Wood Door Painted

Wood Stop Nailed to Frame Painted

Wood Stop Nailed to Frame Painted

Wood Frame Nailed Painted

Drywall

1"

1/2"

Scale: 1:5

1"

3 1/2"

Lower Corner Section

C

3/4"

1/2" 1/2"

Insulation

1/2" Gap for Flooring

1/2" 1/4"

Wood Frame Nailed Painted

Drywall Nailed to Studs

Studs Painted Dark and Untreated

10 1/4"

Door Jam Section

Wood Door Painted Wood Stop Nailed to Frame Painted

1 3/4" 1/2"

3 1/2"

1"

1/2"

Wood Door Painted

1 3/4" 1/2"

Scale: 1:25

1"

Door Elevation

A

Scale: 1:5

Door Jam Section

F Scale: 1:5 CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS: CONTEMPORARY DOOR ARCH 411 Jan 20, 2010 Anne Price Karin Kam

CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS: CONTEMPORARY DOOR

ARCH 411 Jan 20, 2010 Anne Price Karin Kam


photography:

photography is my strongest passion next to architecture. it not only acts as a creative outlet for myself, but also a recording of my life. In fear that one day I will lose all my memory, my goal is to not only capture the content and moment of my whereabouts, but more importantly the emotions that exist at the given time. the photos here were taken at various locations in taiwan, hong kong, vancouver, and new york.


Cambie Corridor: 1:2000 model with the EnDs class of 2010

a massive 1:2000 scale model was built for the city of vancouver. the tasks consist of cad drawings of the cambie corridor and its neighbourhood, that stretched through the heart of vancouver. a cnc model of the topography was constructed and lasercut lot pieces were glued on individually. the completed model was presented to the city of vancouver for further studies and reference



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