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KIAN MIN TAI

Architectural Portfolio 2014 - 2016

Design l Research l Detail l Practice


+60 123625 015 kian.tai@outlook.com Kian Min Tai https://issuu.com/kianmin https://www.linkedin.com/in/kian-mintai-architecture-jobs/

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Kian Min Tai is a competent Graduate Architect

In his professional practices, he has a two-year

(RIBA part ll) who had completed his Masters of Architecture from the University of Plymouth with distinction. One of his notable achievements is the attainment of RIBA Silver Medal Nomination award due to his research driven design based on radical approach of DIY politics, social mediation and theories of citizen participation.

working experiences in the building industry that accentuates on residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. Overall, Kian is an all-rounder who is eager to handle design, technical and business development roles as an individual, team or under the supervision of an Architect. He endeavours to understand design projects from various challenging discourses and seek new ways of commitment to a life-long learning opportunities.


EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION •

Master of Architecture with Distinction - RIBA Part ll

PRACTICE •

Studio LK LTD (4 months)

Location

: Plymouth University

Location

: London

Awards

: • M. Arch (Part ll) Research 2016 by RIBA South West

Position

: Architectural Assistant

Roles

: • Assist in a team environment, analyse and design Essex new masterplan with the goal

• RIBA Silver Medal Nomination (academic year 2015/ 2016)

to achieve total 15,000 homes.

• Best Group Master Planning Work (academic year 2015/ 2016)

• Performed pre-planning masterplan proposals; involved characteristic studies on

• Student Award in Highly Skilled Construction and Technical Detailing by Mitchell

selected towns and developed conceptual framework.

Architects in 2016

• Update weekly masterplan layout and produce parameter plans, land budget,

• Best Work in Design (academic year 2014/2015)

phasing, infrastructure proposals, density calculation, etc.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Architecture) with Second Class Honours - LAM Part l

KP See Architect (20 monthhs)

Location

: Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

Location

: Malaysia

Awards

: Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) High Achievers’ Scholarship 2009

Position

: Architectural Assistant

Roles

: • Experience projects dealing with residential scheme development, mixed-used units, commercial lots and medium-high budget bungalow. • Knowledge of Building Regulations.

KEY SKILLS •

• Liaised with consultants and specialists; completed full sets of technical drawings,

Computer-aided Design Programs Proficient in AutoCAD, 3Ds Max Studio, Vray, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and Microsoft Office.

Other Expertise Feasibility studies, model making, wood working, laser cutting, 3D printing and booklet

depicting all structural information, construction, specification, finishes, etc. • Prepared and submitted building applications to local authorities with full planning, conditional and variation consent, conformed with full sets of technical drawings, client and consultant’s information and prepared application fees. • Involved in project management; conducted client-consultant meetings; monitor construction progress; making sure construction process tally with drawing specifics.

documentation

• Compiled tender packs and send out to contractors for negotiated or competitive

Language

• Worked closely with Interior Designer to design and produce kitchen, bathroom and

English, Mandarin and Malay.

tender process. ceiling layout for medium-high budget bungalow. • Product survey with suppliers and specialist; ensured that products offered met budget requirements, building standards and expectation from client. • Managed phone calls and corresponded with local authorities, consultants and

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clients on project approval and deadlines.


PRACTICE •

EXTRA-CURRICULAR Cipta Teguh Architects Sdn. Bhd. (3 months)

Student Ambassadors

Location

: Malaysia

Location

: Plymouth University

Position

: Architectural Trainee

Position

: Central Ambassador

Roles

: • Team lead for a group of trainees; managed and delegated project tasks to team

Roles

: • Proactive and communicated with concerned parents and ensured their inquiries were fulfilled.

members.

• Worked in a team and managed registration for parents and visitors on Open Day

• Assisted with a team of drafting technician; prepared technical drawings on tender

during peak hours.

application for semi-D and apartment project using ‘Xref’ function in Autocad.

• Shared experience and provided campus tours to groups of visitors and parents

• Developed floor - wall design with proposed colour scheme for hospital project.

around the university.

• Liaised with lecturer for meetings and produced practical experience log book.

• Roles

Freelance 3D Visualiser

• Collaborate in a team of 30 Epic Build Society members to built 4 - unit shelter for the

: • Designed and produced 3D rendering perspectives according to client’s requirements and meeting strict deadlines. • Prepared budget and fee negotiation with client.

underprivileged, using wood and metal tools. • Design and built wooden cabin in a team of 3 with Schumacher College, Dartington. • Hand-made cob table with Eat, Shoot and Root Society using natural and recycled

STRENGTH •

resources

Good Communication Skills Able to receive, communicate and amend changes on disapproved applications within time constraints.

Reliable Able to correspond directly clients, accountable for the design to meet clients’ expectations.

Team Player Confident working among others in any given environment.

CAD Proficiency Proficient in technical software: CAD and Sketchup with fast and good technical skills; interested to pick up BIM software.

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Self-build Courses

• Roles

Leo Club (Omega) : • Club Secretary for fiscal year 2011/2012 with outstanding award. • Public Relations Director in 2010/2011. • Organizing Chairperson for the 11th Annual Leo Club Installation & 10th Club Anniversary 2010, managed a total guest of 240 pax.


CONTENTS DIY MEDIATION : M. Arch Year 2

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INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY : M. Arch Year 1

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PRACTICE

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DIY Initiative in Słupsk, Poland

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Eco Park in Tottenham Hale, London

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West Tey Masterplan

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Issues and actors involved

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Issues and actors involved

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Country Heights bungalow

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Re-activate the urban voids

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The Industrial Ecology

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Ipoh Highrise

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Rules as universal and discrete guiding instruments for

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Mycelium as medium for Industrial Ecology

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Housing Scheme Proposals

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Masterplan gestures & site analysis

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‘ & Other Brands’

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Condition-making process Through different degree of citizen participation

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Spatial Distribution with Industrial Ecology system

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Grids as conditions for urban variety

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Close-up detail with mycelium products

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Construction sequence

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3D perspective: The Green Corridor

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Construction details

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3D perspectives: Micro Industry, Community Hub &

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Winter Garden

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DIY MEDIATION M. ARCH YEAR 2

In 2015, I had participated a two-week site visit with

DIY Mediation is a radical theory proposed to

In this chapter, I had explored my architectural

the whole M.Arch Plymouth University students in

challenge

top-down

proposals, extracted from the design & technical

Słupsk, Poland in conjunction of the masterplan

governance and bottom-up initiatives identified

booklet, DIY Mediation, through different mediums

proposals and individual live project. Series of on-

in Słupsk. Through historical literatures defining the

of illustrations, model-making and computer-aided

site surveys, informal interviews and conferences

failures of top-down governance in Poland, series

design. Using the ethos of Do-it-Yourself (DIY) as the

were conducted through diverse forms of social

of local government and community initiatives

catalyst, local community can be taken through

actors (individuals, NGOs, planning officers and the

had

through

different degree of participations with the kinship of

mayor) to critically understand the wider context of

decentralised regions of Poland, resulting in the

the local government initiatives. By looking through

the issues related to Słupsk. We had identified and

agglomerations of Powiats and Voivodeships. These

the narration of the design proposals, architecture

concluded that Słupsk is undergoing economic

forms of self-government initiatives have led us to

is defined not just by its physical representation

and social welfare issues of deprivation, in terms of

an opportunity for a ‘new norm’, proposing top-

of the building but it is the exemplars of how

lack of proper job employment, energy poverty,

down and bottom-up initiatives to come together

architecture is derived from conditions made by

social migration and unequal distribution of green

and mediate situations in Słupsk. I believe proposing

a collective individual. The design guide offers a

spaces.

a change on the social-political movements can

solution on how local community themselves could

deeply affect the economic conditions of Słupsk.

initiate the DIY Mediation process through different

conventional

already

began

its

norms

of

movements

forms of condition-making process - using distinct simple rules and the grid systems as a framework for co-creation.

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DIY Initiative in Słupsk, Poland Three main issues residing within the regions of Długa, Słupsk such as long term unemployment, social migrations and energy poverty. We believed that the current economic conditions and the political system of decision-making hold a deep connection towards these forces of deprivation. DIY initiative is proposed to instill the ethos of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) among the local community to act and participate in the process of decision-making and urban planning with the help from local government’s relations, funding initiatives and experiences. Series of DIY projects such as decentralised energy generation, knowledge exchange hub and microindustry are introduced in the masterplan to rebuild the economy of Słupsk.

TOP-DOWN

The Framework: A distribution system where top-down and bottom-up can co-exist

State Intervention

Operation

Common formats, simple rules

Making Conditions

Enabling, Mediation

The System

Heterogeneous shared conditions

Adaptive

Co-creation

The Control

Identity

Behaviour

Operation

Local Community

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BOTTOM-UP

Behaviour

DIY MEDIATION

Identity


Issues and actors involved

“... city needs small businesses, not most profitable, but those that attract people...” “... need for better engagement of local NGO’s and coworkers...”

Social Migration

Long Term Unemployment

Energy Poverty

Based on Work Service survey in 2014, 78% respondents migrate outside due to higher wages and better economic positions; while 37% suggested the jobs doesn’t meet towards their demands.

Słupsk faces deindustralisation due to its economic turn due to its development of services employment. Overall, Słupsk has an employment rate of 11.8% in 2013. Issues of unemployment are due to the formal poor administrative performance and structure of education system does not respond to needs of market .

Some residence still favours the use of coal heating devices in their homes. In general, they prefer the use of coal over natural gas as a cheap reliable source for heating.

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Mayor

Represent the City of Słupsk to empower the people and their organisations to influence and transform public policies and services and all factors affecting the conditions of their lives.

“... no facilities for families, no playgrounds...”

“... if the parliament got the seat, I’ll get 2000 Zloty...”

“... some residents still using coal for heating...”

“... after the election I’ll be unemployed again...”

“... only 10% of residents votes in participatory budget program...” “... problems happen when voted projects exceed the costs estimated in their brief...”

“... young people going abroad..”

Conversations gathered

“... a pensioner has to survive with their money from pay day to pay day, and still squeeze the expenses for it to last...”

City Planners

Precariats

NGOs

General Public

Adopt strategic approach to community development within their region, linking with other suitable bodies and departments within the City of Słupsk and considering community development when developing regional strategies, including sustainable economic strategies.

Drives younger generations too and develop independent groups and projects across the community sector within an ethical framework, and increase networking between groups.

Advise and inform public authorities on community perspectives and assist them to strengthen communities and work in genuine partnership with them.

Support and develop independent groups and projects across the community sector within an ethical framework, and increase networking between groups.

Roles of participations in DIY Mediation


Re-activate the urban voids As suburbanisation rapidly increases across the region, population in city center decreases, alongside some open spaces are seen undeveloped or underdeveloped. Many of these sites were still remains of historical significance, comprising dilapidated buildings, poor maintained social spaces and gated housing. Due to Słupsk current economic conditions, urban infill becomes a strategic role of this project as open spaces can be re-activated to allow more programs, functions and quality public spaces for the local community at the same time provide jobs, welfare and social security. The intention would eventually lead towards a more sustainable ‘Compact City’ as Jane Jacobs would agree that the need for human concentrations of the city showed an essential source of ‘immense vitality’ and diversity.

Analysing different types of Open Space Typology in Slupsk

Typology A Existing pocket spaces formed by adjoining retail, residential and storage spaces. Most of these spaces are privatised by the local community as pocket gardens and for personal use.

Typology B

Typology Space A

Existing courtyard spaces allocated as recreational grounds, social spaces, community allotments and car parks. Most of these spaces are poorly maintained and there is lack of green facilitated spaces for general public use.

Pocket spaces.

Typology Space B

Social activity courtyards.

79.5 - 100 benefits/1 000 persons

17.16 - 22.88 %

Highest number of social benefits per 1 000 persons

Highest general unemployment rate

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47.88 - 61.84% Typology Space C

Public institutions and derelict, historic buildings, social spaces.

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Highest percentage of buildings demanding repairs

Typology C Public institution, small businesses & government buildings owned these open spaces. Majority of the space are gated and provided as private car parks.


Rules as universal and discrete guiding instruments for Condition-making process 3 Simple Rules

Viewing Deck

Providing modification modes as examples for participants & local communities to DIY and co-create design of building

Modes of in - between spaces

Modes of fenestration

Modes of materiality & envelope

Modes of system of production

Kitchen & Workshop Research Facility

Tea Microbrewery & Meeting Facility

Open Adaptive Grid System

Tea Microbrewery

Workshop

Modular Construction

Open House

Biomass CHP

Winter Garden Tea Brew Workshop

Waste Treatment

Permeability

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Waste Collection & Storage

Spatial distribution diagram: Introducing the micro-industry and the correlation of production system within building


Through different degree of citizen participation Inform

Consult

Local community are informed & assisted in understanding the problem & solutions

Local community are discussed & consulted to obtain feedback on decisions

Involve

Collaborate

Empower

Local government initiated projects & shared decisions with local community

Local community initiated projects & directed by government to partner with public & private sectors

Local community initiated & shared decisions with government

Open House

‘Brew-your-Tea’

Microbrewery

Co-creation

Informing DIY initiatives & it’s objectives

Process of making new flavours of tea

Tea and compote production

Produce new micro-food industry

Waste Collection

Waste Treatment

Co-creation Research new materials through waste

Media Publication Promote information on DIY initiatives

Agricultural waste as resources

Filtering waste for energy production

Focus Group

DIY Biomass Briquette

Micro-generation

Co-creation

Open discuss concerns regarding social-political issues

Dedicated public workshops on the production of bio-fuel

Produce electricity and heat through biomass CHP

Research microgeneration production

Surveys

DIY Self-Build Initiatives

Self-build

Co-creation

Gain feedback on decision, policy and funding proposals

Join wood workshop and construction process

Managing self-build project and spatial planning

Produce new efficient modular design and technology

DIY Compote

Winter Garden

Co-creation

Fruit preservation techniques

Keep temperate house plant for food and tourism

Produce new growing and harvesting techniques

‘Pluck-Grow-Sell’

Community Allotment

Community grow and sell back to industry

Community grow micro-greens and tea plantation

Through series of phases... Celebrative Performance Space Tea House

Community Allotment

Waste Treatment

Open House Co-creation

‘Pluck-Grow-Sell’

Self-build

DIY Biomass Briquette

Focus Group

Wood Workshops DIY Compote

Winter Garden

Surveys

Administration Tea House

Waste Collection Biomass CHP Microgeneration

Self-build Community Allotment

Improved Public Space

More Meeting Rooms Research center

Co-creation

Tea Factory Microbrewery

Self-build

More Research Space

Tourist and Tea Center Community Allotment

Additional Workshop

Winter Garden

Improved Biomass CHP

More Research Space Improved Tea Factory Microbrewery

Roof Top Garden

Roof Top Garden

Winter Garden For circulation and services

Main staircase circulation

Tea Testing & Culture Center

Extended Storage space Storage and Loading Bay

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Future provision for extension


Grids as conditions for urban variety The Winter Garden Model

The traditional grid system has the capacity to allow progressive transformation through its on-going demands from local priorities. Great examples can be visible from the cities of Barcelona and Manhattan which highlights distinct re-appropriation of grid system and modular construction. An open grid system does not respond on its own but advocates through networks of contextual factors and the exchange of information. Models indicated below portrayed an urban variety that allowed conditions to be made adaptable within the grid system.

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Series of prototype joints

Ground Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Biomass CHP Facility Cold Main Water Tank Woodworks DIY Workshop Public Square Tea House Tea Brew Workshop Waste Treatment Facility Public Space Loading Bay & Storage Winter Garden & Hot Water Supply Tank


Construction sequence

Joint lock

Assembling of timber column on pier foundation

Assembling through proper sequence

Fitting locks to strengthen the joint

Completing single modular columns with stub tenon joint

Repeat modular columns with stub tenon joint

UFH pipes system

Columns could be applied onto spread footing for production space

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Assembling lateral joints with timber beams customised according to preference

Vertical stack modular columns with stub tenon joint

Assembling roof structure

Assembling roof drainage and supports


Construction details Proposed recycled newspaper for roof insulation, protected with damp proof membrane above

Proposed ETFE cushion membrane Laminated timber structure along with aluminum gutter above

Proposed double layer ETFE panels

Service Deck

Timber frame curtain glass wall up till ceiling height

Aluminum frame glass skylight

Steel frame module

200mm thick gabion wall with gravel aggregates

Typical wall cladding detail finished with timber panels or plasterboard

Each component of the walls are designed with the same steel framework modules so that it could be reassemble onto other spaces like the production facility. Additional floor was proposed on op of Winter Garden for roof maintenance and inspection.

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Propose aluminum composite roof panels on timber trusses at 35o pitch roof

Damp proofing membrane placed after insulation panel

Fascia board concealed aluminum roof gutter

Proposed recycled newspaper insulation treated with fire retardant salt.

Wall and floor fixtures are the same as Winter Garden construction using the same steel frame modules to replicate wall construction and suspended timber flooring with underfloor heating pipes in all building internally.

Roof gutters are concealed in between timber columns and external fascia board, allowing drainage downpipes to run through while providing space for insulation applied onto wall-to-roof detail.


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The Micro-Industry & Community Hub


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The Winter Garden


INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY M. ARCH YEAR 1

On my first year exploration, the M.arch group had visited Tottenham Hale for the development of masterplan proposals. Series of discussions and interviews were engaged with the local community (including Our Tottenham society) and local council about the future resilience of Tottenham Hale. Among the pressing concerns sounded from the community are the implication of the new regeneration program as well as the strive for the local economy. Visible observations on site indicated an unequal distribution of proper green spaces in regions of Tottenham. Alongside with the regeneration project brought forward by Haringey council, there is an opportunity for the development of Tottenham Hale in the aspects on the growth of the local economy as well as improving social wellbeing.

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Industrial Ecology is the study of how materials and energy flow through the circular economy. Resources and waste could be made full potential as co-products for reuse, recycle and reduce in order to lessen the impact on landfills and the environment. It holds the key opportunity towards the growth of the local economy and improving green infrastructure. Merging ideas of mycelium and 3D printing could present as a catalyst to inspire local industries and the community to rethink the way products are being made, while at the same empowering the locals on common rights for the use of assets, resources and space.


Eco Park in Tottenham Hale, London Tottenham Hale consists of diverse populations of local and foreign groups with large distinct geographical locations of the High Road and Lea River. With the new Strategic Policies developed by Haringey Council, more jobs and housings are being implemented, changing the policies of local industries and providing more housing to the people of Tottenham. As a result, many Industrial lands and green spaces are being regenerated to make way for more housing. The implications of it pressed on the issues of local rights for better jobs and green infrastructure. The Eco Park model endeavours to create energy efficient, adaptive working environment for industries and local community to connect and engaged in the process of making better products. By breaking down the varying process required by individual businesses, an inclusive framework is devised to incorporate different urban industrial parks to operate in a circular economy. As a result, more jobs will bring to the economy, helping more startups to grow and providing a more sustainable future for Tottenham Hale.

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Issues and actors involved

Deindustrialisation

Local Employment

Waste Management

Unequal Distribution of Green Infrastructure

Industrial Actors

Volunteers

Visitors

Tottenham was wellknown for its industrial sector and it produced a third national output which made up a quarter of world manufacturing exports. Unfortunately, today the industry has drop up to 11% GDP, employs only 8% of workforce and sell 2% of world’s manufacturing exports.

As local industries slowly being replaced by small business enterprise, the need for local skilled employment would be less. Industrial lands are being sold for new housing developments. The loss of employment land has an impact on levels of local employment and economic activity and business rates revenue.

According to Defra statistics, commercial and construction waste had accounted for 39 million tonnes from England in 2012. Since 2011, the 4Rs solution has been the essential role in UK waste management solution for the industrial, commercial and manufacturing sectors. However, this solution can be ineffective in providing a sustainable future because it doesn’t completely reduce waste from being thrown back into landfills or incineration.

Research study in 2005 had indicated that Harringey has accounted for 12.8% (382.87 hectares) of open spaces in Haringey’s total land area. The notion of it suggest green spaces are gradually depriving to allow more homes to be built as Tottenham population is growing bigger by each year.

Employers and labour unions played a vital role in managing the production process. Alongside with local government initiatives in the role of policy enhancement to influence the change in industrial system.

Local communities can participate in the process of design and making or even performing urban farming on roof top gardens. Research specialist, local artists and students are welcome from other Universities or Institutes to share resources and research for new industry.

Other societies such as foreign and local tourist can access the building and spectate the production process.

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The Industrial Ecology

Conventional waste management system

The green initiative is proposed with the idea of bridging diverse local industries to be part of the dynamic circular economy. We believed that proposing synergies within the networks of industries will be sustainable not just to the local economy but as well as being sustainable in terms of energy, materiality and social well-being. The Eco Park is a resemblance of three main program running through Tottenham Hale: Low Emission Park, Resource Recovery Park and urban farming.

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Proposing a closed-loop waste management system


Mycelium as the medium for Industrial Ecology Comparing different materials from raw compounds towards distribution phase

Experimenting growth of mycelium through different sets of substrates

Mycelium is a type of fungus that may grow into a fruit known as mushroom. The choice of mycelium products was generally inspired by Ecovative Design and Eric Klarenbeek who have been researching on the behaviour of mycelium that grows on organic waste substrates (obtained from agricultural waste) inside bioplastic formwork. This fungus can be inoculated into paste that can be 3D printed into any kind of bioplastic formwork that the designer desires. This revolutionary approach can change how materials can be manufactured alongside with the aid of 3D printing innovations, leading towards a more sustainable approach in the management of waste and natural resources. Products like insulation, masonry wall and packaging are the current application for mycelium products.

Ingredients: Oyster mushroom culture, Vermiculite, Rice flour,

Ingredients: Oyster mushroom culture, Vermiculite, Rice husk, Rice flour,

Ingredients: Oyster mushroom culture, Rice husk, Rice flour

Ingredients: Oyster mushroom culture, Tea waste, Rice flour

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Masterplan gestures & site analysis

Site Analysis

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Masterplan Gestures

Spatial Response


Spatial distribution with Industrial Ecology system

AQUAPONICS Combining hydroponics and aquaculture to create mutual benefits with one another with integrated experimental 3D facades. VERTICAL FARMING Exploring different forms of growing food with the means of hydroponics and experimental 3D printed facades. COMMUNITY ALLOTMENT Roof top urban farming in collective community

FOOD HARVESTING Provide food to serve local needs BIODEGRADABLE HUSK Waste substrates chosen for mycelium products can be harvest through urban farming

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GROWING Storing other printed products such as herbs and vegetables that does not need much of humidity regulated

WORKSHOPS Offer additional equipments to explore different ways of form making

FEEDSTOCK Waste substrate can be harvested from food such as rice, buckwheat, oats, etc. GRINDING Refining organic waste into smaller compounds PASTEURISATION Process of sterilising waste substrates through heating and cooling INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINT 3D print mycelium products in large scale INOCULATION Process of injecting mycelium tissue into waste substrates MYCELIUM TISSUE Selected mycelium species to grow on feedstock

CAFE

INDUSTRIAL ACTORS Employers Labours Government Local Artist

VOLUNTEERS Local communities Specialists Students

VISITORS


Close-up detail with mycelium products

Vapour control foil Reinforced concrete column (main structure)

18mm thk. mycelium composite particle timber board

15mm thk. gypsum fiberboard

150mm thk. mycelium insulation

50mm thk. mycelium insulation

Structural tubular steel

Breather membrane 115mm thk. mycelium brick

Steel studs frame

Reinforced concrete upstand beam Concrete cap

200mm ht. min. vertical leg flashing

Reinforced concrete steel decking

50mm thk. mycelium insulation

Side flashing

100mm thk. mycelium roof insulation 115mm thk. mycelium brick

Structural tubular steel

Breather membrane 50mm thk. air space

200mm ht. vertical leg flashing

Adjustable height pintels secured to studs

15mm thk. gypsum fiberboard

50mm thk. air space

150mm thk. mycelium insulation

Adjustable height pintels secured to studs

Reinforced concrete floor slab

150mm ht. concrete raise

18mm thk. mycelium composite particle timber board

Reinforced concrete column & beam (main structure)

Steel studs frame Steel bracket

Wall-to-Floor Detail

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Wall-to-Roof Detail


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The Green Corridor


PRACTICE Aside from the documentary of my academic experiences, this chapter explores a wider depth into my professional practice as an Architectural Assistant. A variety of work samples are presented, ranging from different scale such as mix-used, housing, private house and masterplan projects.

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West Tey Masterplan Professional Practice by Studio LK

Location: Essex, UK Project Delivery: Pre-planning Stage Project Type: Team

Stansted Airport

Braintree

STRONG ECONOMY

Harwich Port Terminal

ECONOMY CHALLENGES

Halstead

Colchester

Tendring

Great Notley

Witham

Chelmsford

Using Garden City Concept to develop the Urban Village LONDON

Location Plan: Key economic opportunity through Haven Gateway Partnership

Land budget proposal: Indicating developed areas with proposed green, road and academic infrastructures.

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Practice

Tradition Settlement

Urban Village Model

Letchworth Garden City © COPYRIGHT STUDIO LK LTD


Examples of Existing Constraints & Opportunities

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Examples of Indicative Parameter Plans & GIS Constraints

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Examples of Development Principles

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Existing Access & Movement

Proposed Access & Movement

Indicative Density Diagram

Proposed Density of Development

Proposed Landscape Strategy

Plats responding to GIS Constraints

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Practice

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Country Heights Bungalow Professional Practice by KP See Architect

Location: Kajang, Malaysia Project Delivery: From inception till construction stages Project Type: Individual

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Front Elevation

Foyer Former Dining Living Area Dry Kitchen Wet Kitchen Yard Outdoor Terrace Outdoor Bathroom Powder Room Car Porch

First Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Ground Floor Plan [ 23.1 m x 19.2 m ]

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Master Bedroom Walk-in Wardrobe Master Bath Open Area Guest Room Guest Bath Bedroom Bath Studyroom

Rear Elevation

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Staircase Detail

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Practice

Terrace Detail

Master Bath Roof Detail

Water Tank Room Detail

Balcony Detail

Master Bedroom Furniture Layout

Master Bedroom Reflected Ceiling Layout

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Ipoh Highrise (Mixed-used) Professional Practice by KP See Architect

Location: Ipoh, Malaysia Project Delivery: Design Proposal Project Type: Individual Specifications

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Practice

8 Residential units per level

448 units of total 16th floors

C/W Services core, risers, lift lobby & fire staircase

Total floor area 4059 SQM

216 residential car parks per floor

Proposed 5-6 floors of car park

40 units of commercial retail shops

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Commercial retail shops

Residential Units

Commercial retail shops

88 - 154 SQM

109 - 120SQM

314 - 778 SQM

Propose pool location

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7th Flr Podium

2nd to 6th Flr Parking

1st Flr Parking

1st Podium

Grd Flr Podium © COPYRIGHT KP SEE ARCHITECT


Housing Scheme Proposals Professional Practice by KP See Architect

Location: Bentong housing, Malaysia Project Delivery: 3D design proposals, technical design, planning application, amendments Project Type: Individual Bentong Semi-D Scheme [ 15.2 m x 13.7 m ]

Ground Floor Plan

Section A - A

Bentong Bungalow Scheme

Ground Floor Plan

Section A - A

Bentong Semi-D Scheme [ 9.6 m x 10.3 m ]

Ground Floor Plan

Section A - A

[ 9.3 m x 12.2 m ]

Bentong Semi-D Scheme [ 14.6 m x 12.2 m ]

Ground Floor Plan

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Section A - A

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‘& Other Brands’ (Vray Packages) Professional Practice by Herald Design

Location: Publika, Kuala Lumpur Project Delivery: 3D visualisation Project Type: Individual

STORE

& OTHER BRANDS OUTLET CHANGING ROOM

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CHANGING ROOM

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KIAN MIN TAI Architectural Portfolio 2014 - 2016

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