Issuu on Google+

20 13

CV PORTFOLIO

G R A D U AT E A R C H I T E C T

K E LV I N K . K . C H E U N G

B.ARCH(HON)

kel vink kc heung. com AUCKLAND PEACE MEMORIAL MUSEUM internship work : residential BARCH DESIGN THESIS: MYSTERIOUS ORIENT freehand DRAWING

BAS B. ARCH(HON) UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND A+ & A- IN B. ARCH STUDIO DESIGN 4 MONTHS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ARCHICAD AUTOCAD REVIT SKETCHUP ADOBE SUITE ENGLISH CANTONESE MANDARIN JAPANESE NZ UK HK CITIZENSHIP

B O OKLE T V ERS I ON 11. 0 3 . 13 P 1/6 maaka place, st johns, auckland 1072, new zealand | M +64 22 528 7828 |

ke l v i n k k c h e u n g . c o m | E ke l v i n @ ke l v i n k k c h e u n g . c o m


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

02

COVER 01 Underground excavations create cavities for isolation and reflection in the water garden (back) and columbarium (front). OVERVIEW 02 The Auckland Museum plays an important role in the city’s collective notion of self and the emphatic new addition will no doubt polarize public opinion. 03 Six translucent wire-mesh sculptures stepped along the main axis serve several functions: Visual backbone discernable from afar; Light well for the courtyard atrium below; Projection screen by night for multimedia images visible from above and below; Reinterpretation of the cenotaph. 04 The original grassed contour is re-landscaped to swell up around the incisions.

03 2 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

AUCKLAND PEACE MEMORIAL MUSEUM

& COLUMBARIUM for fallen soldiers Contemporary counterpoint to the Auckland War Memorial Museum

03

War memorials are important public spaces that honour the sacrifice of fallen soldiers. Furthermore, the nature of this ritual and its architecture, affects the way we perceive present wars. As a design project that implicates itself in this political interplay, the chosen site is the grassed frontage to the iconic Auckland War Memorial Museum. The 1927 Neo-Classical building is modeled after the Parthenon and decorated with scenes of heroic battles. The monolithic edifice is designed to reflect glory and valor: truisms associated with war. While it is an undeniably fine tribute, its narrative is also of concealment as in a mausoleum and glorification: an extension of state propaganda, one may argue. The proposed Auckland Peace Memorial Museum is a landscape building that presents the other side of the story. It emerges from excavations of the grassed frontage and honours the soldiers’ sacrifice through the narrative of uncovering. The design reveals the experiential realities of war and anatomical structure of a fallen soldier:

Spine- central bridge connection between Lower Domain and the existing Museum; Knuckles- six translucent cenotaphs placed along the spine, each a screen for image projection; Ribs- lateral walkways, trenches, and tunnels connecting the surrounding areas, the Spine, and the underground space; Bowels- Exhibition, church, and offices connected by subterranean corridors. The Open Wound- series of atria containing water gardens and walls of remembrance with niches for ashes. The labyrinthine architecture and swelling landscaping is also a critique of the excess of war propaganda. Essentially it is an anti-war project and a counterpoint to the political narrative inherent in the architecture of the old. Thereby acknowledging the contemporary plurality of the political landscape of war and the way we remember them. This project will be submitted for the NZ Unbuilt Architecture Awards in November 2014 on the eve of centenary for Anzac Day remembrance in 2015. E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 3


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

05

06

07

CROSS section B 4 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com

08


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

09

10

05 Exhibition halls are housed in 4 luminous rectangular boxes in distinct contrast to the labyrinthine complex 06 Limestone walkway corridors extend from the central spinal corridor to the periphery; Half submerged buildings form part of the landscape; All areas are NZBC F4 Compliant(Safety from Falling). 07 Main entrance courtyard and the foyer/chapel building 08 Going underground, or “down the rabbit hole� the visitor is transported away from the mundane and into a foreign yet intimate landscape that taps into the collective spatial memories of the trenches. 09 Pockets of atria allow light to penetrate to the underground 10 The ritual of events including the annual Dawn Parade and military funerals will weave into the Peace Museum. E.g. 1) the funeral procession starts from the bottom and is lea up through the spinal corridor with onlookers on the grassed landscaping on either side. 2) funeral servce conducted in the underground chapel (see 07) 3) funeral procession continues down the underground levels to be interred in the columbarium. (see cover)

E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 5


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

11 The central underground corridor runs parallel to the spinal corridor above. 12 The courtyard atrium at each level serves as the circulation space for the adjoining columbaria, water gardens, museum halls and toilets 13 Crevices in rough-hewn stone walls encourage visitors to deposit poppies 14 The complete ANZAC roll of honour is engraved on a vast rammed-earth retaining wall. 15 Columbarium and water gardens on each level creates space for isolation and contemplation. 16 Columbarium walls are constructed of rammed earth revealing the beautiful layering of sediments.

11

6 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com

13


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

14

13

15

12

16 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 7


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

L7

L6

L5

L4

L3 L2 L1

RIBS AND SPINAL CORRIDORS Inter-level corridors - Isometric floor plan 1:1000

5 7

A

4

B 6

2 6

5

B1 1

3

4 2

7 5

6

B2 1

6

B4

5 3

1

1

B

3

4

4

2 2

1

9

5

6

B3

2

5

3

4

2

2

10

6

B5 3

B6 3 A

underground - Isometric floor plan 1:1000

8 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: W:kelvinkkcheung.com kelvinkkcheung.com

UNDERGROUND bowels


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

A

15

M

Inaccessible Bush

no

m

Ci

rc

ui

t

ph

iv

Rd

Dr

16 5

Do

m

ai

n

B

12

eu

11

ta

e

Ce

us

8 2 5

2 8 10

8

9

2 3 6

8 3 5 8 3

8

The

Cre

sce

nt 13 B

A

14

skin and incisions

Complete project Isometric drawing 1:1000

KEY Wheelchair accessible ramp sloping up (All

3 Courtyard atrium

Context Connections

ramps D1 Compliant)

4 Bathroom

13 Domain grounds/ parks/ facilities

Circulation

5 Exhibition halls

14 Lower Domain, CBD

Underground and inter-level corridors

6 Administrative/ storage/ services

15 Newmarket

Inter-level corridors and ground level

7 Wall of remembrance - roll of honour

16 Cenotaph/ court of honour/ main

The project and context

8 Transparent cenotaphs/ projection

building

Section

screen

Long Section A (See Below)

9 Main entrance courtyard

Cross Section B (See P. 10)

10 Foyer/ chapel/ function hall

Building Spaces and Features

11 Cenotaph and court of honour

1 Columbarium

12 Auckland War Memorial Museum

2 Water garden/ reflective pool

THE EXHUMATION LONG SECTION A longitudinal section a 1:750

contact: kelvin.archi@gmail.com E: E:kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 9


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

Long Section

Long Section

Long Section

Long Section

SECTION (MEDIUM SHOT)

ELEVATIONS

SECTION (MEDIUM SHOT) 10 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

PLAN

PLAN

PLAN

PLAN

PERSPECTIVE

MODELLING

PLAN

DESIGN developments E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 11


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

CANTILEVER ARCHITECTS

4 month internship at the Auckland based design practice of high-end residential and commercial projects. Original construction documentation drawings with detailed annotations available on request.

01

ELEVATION

SECTION

PLAN

01 GARNET RD SUNROOM CABINETRY (NZD $9000) PLAN

SECTION 500 100

400

Typical bathroom bench details

Silicone seal between wall and vanity

500

selected reconstituted stone

300

100

350

100

40 x 40 steel bracket to wall timber veneer

ELEVATIONS

Silicone seal between wall and vanity

150

60

18

Silicone seal between wall and vanity

325

350

selected reconstituted stone

500

240

440

Charcoal finish carcass

50

10

timber veneer A102 2

40 x 40 steel bracket to wall

A102 2

20

timber veneer

1818

A102 2

40 x 40 steel bracket to wall

32

A102 2

Selected bottle trap

18 timber veneer

NOTES NOTES

02 NGAKE RD ENSUITE (NZD $8000)

DETAIL

2

ARCHITECTENG LTD P M W

Rewa Hard 022 0144022

Rewa Hard 022 0144022

scale 1:5 @ A1

PROJECT

NGAKE ST

ADDRESS

3/7 NGAKE ST WESTMERE PROJECT NGAKE ST AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND ADDRESS 3/7 NGAKE ST WESTMERE AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND

ARCHITECTENG LTD P M W

50

LOWER VANITY DRAWER PLAN DETAIL 1. Confirm existing COMBINED VANITY SECTION DETAIL shower waste location 3

1. Confirm existing shower waste location

Ensuite Worksheet

Ensuite Worksheet

12 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com

ISSUE DATE

SHEET A101

CONTRACT DRAWN FOR BC

VE ISSUE DATE CONTRACT DRAWN FOR BC

UPPER VANITY SINK SECTION DETAIL

4

scale 1:5 @ A1

CHECKED

AM /

scale 1:5 @ A3

REV.

SHEET A101

REV.

PROJECT NUMBER 1014 VE

CHECKED

AM /

PROJECT NUMBER 1014

02


charcoal melteca to overhead only

stainless steel sheeting

mdf

PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

timber veneer

20

J mold mdf

stainless steel sheeting

Kitchen Benchtop

white melteca

KITCHEN WINDOW SECTION

1

KITCHEN WINDOW PLAN

2

scale 1:5 @ A1

scale 1:5 @ A1

ELEVATION 750

100

450

50

SECTION

150

400

stainless steel sheeting

200

117

900

760 100

100

27.5

351

258

900

5 5 drawer

10 50 27.5

214

142

drawer

27.5

1018

brackets to suit

1010

20

20 20

allow for MDF cutlery dividers

510

35

5510

20

500

175

20

100

RS

550 20

3

690

20 20

BREAKFAST BAR SECTION scale 1:5 @ A1

SECTION

20

4

Kitchen Cabinetry Detail

690

20

20

PLAN

BREAKFAST BAR SECTION scale 1:5 @ A1

03 NGAKE RD KITCHEN (NZD$ 25,000) ISSUE DATE 21/06/2012

03 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 13

SHEET A10


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

THE ELUSIVE AIR BETWEEN THIINGS

Final year ‘A-’ Design Thesis: Mysterious Orient 01

Architecture and art is essentially an assemblage of things inherently tangible and static - yet its defining quality is often the pursuit of immateriality and dynamism in the East. In his book ‘Light in Japanese Architecture’, Henry Plummer writes about this interplay, ‘In the smokey light that pervades ...The soft gray tones shift all attention to the elusive air between solid things, and away from the things themselves...’ (1995). This aesthetic intuition is readily seen in examples from history: in Sung Dynasty ink paintings 02 ink gradations of skiff, mist, mountains and infinity; and the shadowy Edo-era tea houses 03; and the flurry of Chinese calligraphy 04. This intuition is further revealed in contemporary Japanese works of Kengo Kuma 05 where construction particularizes and Tadao Ando 06 where solidity receeds in the bath of light. The common thread is the contemplation of the Void 07 as an inextricable counterpoint to the tangible. Kengo Kuma manifests the sense of place through erasure of architecture and thus creates internal tension of pictorial vibrations. These themes are explored in concept modelling 01 and the design of a Chinatown in the Wynyard Quarter. The sea encroaches back into reclaimed land creating islands accessible only dinghys. Multilayered levels with openings allow for public access for ground level shops, semi-public and private access for residential apartment blocks. The skin of the building blocks are separately attached to float, creating lanterns that change appearance according to changing tides.

02 14 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com

03

04

05

06

07


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

08

09 08 Entrance lane from Pakenham St and canal system. 09 The sea re-encroaches on reclaimed land in the Wynyard Quarter creating islands and a canal system accessible only by boats.

10 SECTION ELEVATION 1: 100 SECTION ELEVATION SECTION ELEVATION 1: 100 1: 100 SECTION ELEVATION 1: 100

11

12

13

LEVEL2LEVEL2 LEVEL2 LEVEL 0LEVEL AND 0BELOW LEVEL 0 AND BELOWLEVEL1LEVEL1 LEVEL1 AND BELOW LEVEL2 LEVEL 0Level AND LEVEL1 10 Section Elevation 11 0BELOW & Sea Level 1: (Green 12 Level 1 (Purple Box) 13 Level 2 (Purple Box) 14 Masterplan PLAN 1:PLAN 1000 PLAN 1: 1000 1: 1000 PLAN 1:PLAN 200 PLAN 200 Box) 1: 200 PLAN 1: 1000 PLAN 1: 200

14

MASTERPLAN 1:MASTERPLAN 20001: 2000 1: 2000 MASTERPLAN MASTERPLAN 1: 2000

E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 15


PORTFO L IO | K E LV I N K. K.C H E UN G

01 Music School Interior 02 Auckland Art Gallery 03 Unknown model 04 Clocktower 05 Okahu Bay, Auckland 06 Wintergardens 07 Music School Exterior 08 Rangitoto Island

01

02

06

03

07

04 16 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com

05

08


PORTFOLIO | KELVI N K. K.C H EUNG

FREEHAND SKETCHES

All drawing papers awarded ‘A’ range grades. E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 17


CURR ICU LU M V I TA E | KE LV I N K .K. C H E UNG

CURRICULUM VITAE MISSION

To work in an architectural practice that pushes the present limits of my ability and allows the opportunity to gain respect of my peers through hard work and a sense of humour.

PROFILE

+ BAS B.Arch (Hons); NZIA Graduate Membership; 4month office experience. + Experience in ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup + Born in Hong Kong in 84; Moved to NZ in 92; NZ & UK citizenship, HK Permanent Residence. + Fluent in English & Cantonese; Conversant in Mandarin & Japanese (Passed JLPT N2)

ARCHITECTURE WORK EXPERIENCE

Graduate Architect Intern

Mar12 - Jul12

(Cantilever Architects Ltd) + In-charge of a $25k kitchen, $8k bathroom, and $9k cabinetry.

(See Pg 12-13)

+ Produced and amended documentation drawings on ArchiCAD. + Operated under the office’s Sketchup/ArchiCAD workflow. + Produced presentation drawings for client meetings. + Liaised with clients and suppliers over specifications. + Conducted site measurements of villa marked for refit. + Referee contact details available upon request.

EDUCATION

Authorized Autodesk Training Centre Nov12 (Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ) + Autodesk Intermediate - Learning AutoCAD 3D + Received MIT Certificate of Achievement - 30 total hours of training.

New Portfolio Work & Software Upskilling

Jul12–Now

(Self-initiated project to raise standard of portfolio and softwares skills) + Project: [Auckland Peace Memorial Muesum] (See Pg 1-11) This project explores the architecture of an anti-war memorial. It is a landscape building that engages in a divergent narrative to that of the iconic Auckland museum. The Neo-Classical monolith was designed to reflect glory and valour. While these are accepted truisms associated with war, it is a narrative of concealment and glorification: an extension of state propaganda one may argue. In stark contrast, the new project emerges from excavations of the existing museum lawn frontage, revealing a subterreanean and labyrinthine architecture. The soldier’s sacrifice is honoured here through the narrative of the uncovering of raw experiential realities of war, in a structure derived from the body of a fallen soldier. + Software self-study: AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) + Mar03–Jun08 Bachelor of Architectural Studies (School of Architecture, University of Auckland, NZ) + 6 Design papers in the ‘A’ range including Design 10, 8, 6, 3, 2, & 1. + All hand drawing papers in the ‘A’ range grade throughout both degrees. + Initiated and led an exhibition of student work at the Auckland Fisher Gallery. + Reference letter by the Head of School, Professor Sarah Treadwell, available upon request.

18 E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com


CURRICU LU M VITAE | KELVI N K . K.C H EUNG

+ ‘A-’ Final Year Design Thesis 10: [The Mysterious Orient: Chinatown]

(See Pg 14-15)

Tutored by Prof. Sarah Treadwell, current Head of School The design thesis explores the curious notion of the ‘Mysterious Orient’ on an aesthetical and political level. The aesthetic notion refers to East Asian art and architecture where there’s a tendency drawn to immateriality. E.g. Sung painting scenes of ink gradations of water, mist and mountain; or the scenes described by Junichiro Tanizaki in ‘In Praise of Shadows’. On a political level, the term was critiqued by Post-Colonialist writer Edward Said, as a literary device that leverages the West’s hegemonic ambitions to weaken the East through exoticizing and feminizing the other. Both view points are valid and relevant in the design of an Auckland Chinatown: a project with strongly implicates aesthetic and political landscapes.

St Kentigern College Feb95–Dec02 (Form 1-7 Private School, Auckland, NZ) + Art Scholarship with a 33% school fee reduction from Year 9 to Year 13. + Gained five ‘A’s in Year 11 School Certificate + Gained three ‘A’s in Year 13 Bursary. Scholarship standard in Art Design. + Awarded the Senior Art Prize and Senior History of Art Prize in the final year. + Active in extra-curriculum: stage & concert band, choir, table tennis, chess, Duke of Edinburgh.

JAPAN WORK EXPERIENCE

Teacher of English as a Second Language Jul09–Aug11 Takikawa Board of Education (Takikawa Board of Education, Hokkaido, Japan) + Sole charge and supervision of teaching English and foreign culture lessons to a range of classes from 7 to 75 students in seven primary schools and one high school. + Close teamwork with Japanese Primary School Teachers. + Developed teaching materials, lessons and original curriculum in accordance with directives set by the Ministry of Education, appropriate for students learning abilities. + Trained new teachers and participated in various training seminars across the country. + Organized and participated in international events around Japan. + Used my own initiative and resourcefulness in situations where the barrier to communicating proved testing. Superintendent at the end of contract. Document available upon request.

PART TIME WORK EXPERIENCE

+ NZ Elections Issuing Officer [Auckland, NZ] Setup, issuing, counting, packing

Jan11–Jul12

+ Grade 8 Piano Teacher [Auckland, NZ] Taught students up to Grade 4 Exam.

Jan01–Dec06

+ Ski Hotel Staff [Nagano, Japan] Housekeeping, kitchen, & serving duties.

Dec05–Feb06

+ Bungee Trampoline Operator [Colorado, US] Cash & machinery operation

Dec02–Mar03

+ Hardware store cashier [Auckland, NZ] Placemakers Mt Wellington

Dec01–Feb02

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE

INTERESTS

+ Charity English Class for Red Cross Japan [Takikawa, Japan] Raised ¥60,000.

Jan 05–Feb03

+ Taekwondo Black Belt [Auckland, NZ] Competitor & organizer in competitions. + Koru Maru Social Club [Auckland, NZ] Head Organizer of Japan-NZ social events.

Dec03–Feb06

Dec11–Now

+ Maintains a healthy and active lifestyle: yoga, physical training, outdoors, and snowboarding. + Learning languages and travel. + Values loyalty and duty to work, friends and family; Stays true to my values through adversities and open with a compassionate heart; Being fun and positive while learning from past mistakes.

E: kelvin@kelvinkkcheung.com W: kelvinkkcheung.com 19


CV PORTFOL I O

GRADUATE ARCHITECT

kelvinkkcheung.com COVER: [AUCKLAND PEACE MEMORIAL MUSEUM] Underground excavations create cavities for isolation and reflection in the water garden (back) and columbarium (front).


2013 CV PORTFOLIO