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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO + CV AARON LAU Y. Y.

WORKS 07 - 10

5, Harcourt St, Hawthorn East, 3123, Victoria Melbourne Contact: +61430477850 Email: aalau7690@gmail.com


YEAR ONE STUDIOS


To design a truly personalised retreat for former Manchester United legend Eric Cantona in the rainforest reserves of Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

HOUSE IN A FOREST

CANTONA ’S RETREAT

Studio 1 Year 2008 Taylor’s Uni College


“Synthesizing multi-facated traits into the tangible”

LIVING

Shadow formation

PRIVATE In search for a truly personalized architecture, the design seeks to unify the array of Cantona’s most definitive traits. Daylight plays a role in capturing the essence of these qualities along with creating dramatic sensory experiences

SPACES


kitchen, dining, living, bath GRD FLOOR

SECTION

bedroom, study, balcony 1ST FLOOR N

PLANS


A ‘Point’ denotes a meeting area, a point where divers gather, interact & adventures shared. With this in mind, the brief calls for the design of a diver’s point on Redang Island, Terengganu

REDANG ISLAND

DIVER’S POINT

Architectural Studio 2 Year 2008 Taylor’s Uni College


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PLAN

1. Proshop 2. Cafe/ Waiting 3. Pantry 4. Link 5. Reception 6. Management 7. Gear-up 8. Changing 9. Medical 10. Equipment

“mimicking the dynamic form, movement & vortices of the eel”

DERIVATION

FORM


“Conceptual ideas amalgamate to obtain spatial organization (public/semi-public spaces) & form”

ENTRANCE

PUBLIC CAFE/WAITING

SPACES


“The structural wall-roof system generates flow, accentuating the robust eel look” REDANG ISLAND

DIVER’S POINT


YEAR TWO STUDIOS


A synergestic, multi-use building that will help in the REGENERATION of innercity Ipoh and being of architectural appeal yet also sympathetic to its architectural heritage while also allowing for PUBLIC ACCESS and CONNECTION.

IPOH PHOTOGRAPHY & INTERACTIVE ART GALLERY

MEDIASPACE

Architecture Studio 3 Year 2009 Taylor’s Uni College


“Infilling the civic void” l URBAN REJEVENATION

SITE

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THE 77.5 X 18M URBAN VOID

SITE CONTEXT


RECEPTIONS

BLACK & WHITE PHOTO GALLERY l FLEXIBLE INTERACTIVE DIGITAL GALLERY Weaving through animate spaces, visitors engage in a whole new experience of interactive holograms and digital art

INTERACTIVE GALLERIES

SPACES


“Bridging connections”

LINK

BRIDGE

ELEVATION Respecting the heritage row of Ipoh

SPACES


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GRD FLOOR

1. RECEPTION 1 2. ADMIN 3. DIGITIZED TRANSITION 4. INTERACTIVE GALLERY 5. COURTYARD 6. FOOD KIOSK 7. PHOTOGRAPHY PROSHOP 8. RECEPTION 2 9. B&W GALLERY 10. LINK 11. BRIDGE 12. PHOTO DARKROOM 13. WAITING/LOOKOUT

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ROOF

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1ST FLOOR

PLANS


IPOH’S NEW PUBLIC DOMAIN

A photogenic public void to conjure new connections, a primary space for avid human interaction. Media walls and timely interchanging themes induce a digitized atmosphere, giving visitors a completely new experience every visit


To create a tourism launchpad that specific to superbikers while integrating into the program an interactive element where information is shared and exchanged through digital information kiosks, human communication & communial-style bagpacker dorms

BAGPACKERS l LAUNCHPAD

SUPERBIKE TOURISM

Architecture Studio 4 Year 2009 Taylor’s Uni College


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16 DINING FLOOR

“Breaking the site’s identity as a mere transition (to the city centre) by creating an events of interaction and attraction”

Jalan

SITE PLAN

Bukit

Binta

GALLERY FLOOR

LOBBY + INFO

LOBBY + INFO 1. RAMP 2. RECEPTION 3. BIG-BIKE PARKING 4. INTERACTIVE INFO 5. DIGITAL INFO

DINING FLOOR 8. KITCHEN 9. DINING 10. BAR/LOUNGE 11. INTERACTIVE RAMP

GALLERY FLOOR 6. BIKE DISPLAY 7. HISTORY

ACCOMODATION FLOOR 12. COMMUNIAL SPACE 13. STORAGE 14. GENTS 15. LADIES 16. DORMS 17. INTERACTIVE RAMP

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ACCOMODATION

PLANS


Exposing interior events and human circulation as a basis for interaction with the exterior

ENTRANCE RAMP

INFO

INTERACTIVE RAMPS

BIG BIKE DISPLAY

SPACES


ELEVATIONS

SECTIONS


MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL PHOTOVOLTIC PANELS TO HARVEST SOLAR ENERGY IN THE TROPICAL CLIMATE. RAINWATER-COLLECTING SYSTEM TO RECYCLE FOR USAGE.

VERTICAL CIRCULATION

LARGE ROOF OVERHANG FOR SHADING HEAT-INSULATED ROOF TO PREVENT SOLAR GAIN THROUGH ROOF SURFACE AREA MATERIALS WITH LOW EMBODIED ENERGY USED THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN.

STEPPED RAMPS

EXTENSIVE LOUVER SYSTEM TO SHADE THE WESTERN FACADE, PREVENTING EXCESSIVE SOLAR GAINS AND GLARE.

DOUBLE GLAZED FENESTRATIONS TO FILTER SOLAR RADIATION WHILE ALLOWING MAXIMUM DAYLIGHT PENETRATION

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL 1 : 12 RAMP

SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTER

CIRCULATION SYSTEM l ENERYGY EFFICIENCY

AXONOMETRIC


“Connecting events, engaging links” l reintroducing a fun sporting & leisure tourism activity back to the public

LAUNCHPAD

SUPERBIKE TOURISM


YEAR THREE STUDIOS


Realizing the lost ambitions of the federation square whilst conversing with the local context of the Cathedral and Flinder’s station to create an architectural landmark, ‘Melbourne’s jewel of the city’

HUB FOR ASPIRATION

MELBOURNE PLANETARIUM

Architecture Design Studio 3 2010

Unimelb


Shards & reflective sphere converse with Cathedral’s Spires & Flinder’s Dome FEDERATION SQUARE

SITE

BIRDEYE VIEW

Federation Square, a condensed public node & urban boulevard, juxtaposed alongside heritage jewels namely St Paul’s and Flinders Station, generates great potential for the exploration of ingenious spatial scenarios. This project therefore aspired to breathe vitality and add another dimension of civic space, accomodating human movement & interaction on street level.

ALONG ST KILDA ROAD

PROJECT ASPIRATIONS

THE SITE


COMPOSITE DRAWINS l SECTIONAL DERIVATION

ELEVATIONS

ITERATIONS


LOBBY

the heart l the transition l generating self aspiration evoking the senses, mind & will to reach for the visible/invisible spaces above


“Journeying through experiential, sculptural spaces, basked in daylight to evoke the 5 senses”

ARTIST-RUN GALLERY

PLANETARIUM WALKWAY

“Hey! I’m about to enter the floating sphere i saw outside!”

SKY OBSERVATORY WALKWA

MEDITATION - cathedral space

MEDITATION BOX - the pinacle

the journey of acsension

SPACES


“Showcase of volumes and verticality”

MEDITATION BOX MEDITATION

OBSERVATORY

PLANETARIUM

PLANETARIUM WALKWAY

RAMP TO OBSERVATORY

OFFICE

SUSPENDED STAIRS

RAMP RAMP

MEDITATION

TION RAMP TO MEDITA

RAMP TO MEDITATION

GALLERY

RAMP

PLANETARIUM WALKWAY

RAMP

LOBBY

LOBBY

RAMP

BAR/HI-TEA

TO VISITOR CENTRE

FACING FLINDERS STATION

FACING ST PAUL ’S

SECTIONS


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MEZ FLR

1ST FLR 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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EXISTING VISITOR CENTRE BAR/ HI-TEA LOBBY PLANETARIUM WALKWAY PLANETARIUM GALLERY URBAN OBSERVATORY RAMP SKY OBSERVATORY OFFICE MEDITATION MEDITATION BOX

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2ND FLR

4TH FLR

5TH FLR

PLANS


“Reflecting life, Aspiring people”

exposing interior events

urban observation

vertical ascension

HUB FOR ASPIRATION

MELBOURNE PLANETARIUM


A new theatre designed specifically to support various interpretations of the doll play; located in a Carlton vernacular setting and the transition between two vibrant and cultural nodes (Melbourne University/Italian food district & the Art precinct)

RAY LAWLER’S SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

DOLL THEATRE Architecture Design Studio 4

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Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth doll, an evocative play based in local vernacular of Carlton, Melbourne. Exploring the lives of two couples, who spend 5 months a year (the layoff) together and the other 7 working in the sugarcane fields. They were content with this arrangement until the 17th year, when circumstances brewed, evoking drastic change in the couple’s lives and routine

themes & materiality

site & conceptual generators

central growth

Roo, who had health problems and competition from the youth at the cane-fields had to abruptly end the ideal arrrangement, creating a drastic flux in his life and partner Olive. Roo’s friend, Barney, too had to undergo a similar situation, where his previous partner, Nancy got married, with Pearl accomodating as her replacement.

access, views, gesture

‘This 17th summer is going to be different’

contained expansion

carlton vernacular - red brick

the object of flux - evoking nostalgia

= disjunction l ‘containing the flux’

Breaking with old traditions and habits is never easy. I believe it is difficult to undergo change, even though change might seem necessary. Often we resist this flux that all of us under-go at certain life periods, concealing it within an inner-facade. It is this sense of disjunction between circumstances and deed, & this struggle to ‘break-free’ from defying idealistic change, that is conceptually integrated into this theatre design, that sequentially helps derive programmatic ideals itself fusing into the ever important Carlton vernacular.


OUTDOOR BAR “...red brick and cane inspired elements (printed on glass & slender pilotis) used to evoke feelings of being in a field, triggering nostalgia...”

PRESHOW GALLERY

RAMPED GALLERY

‘altering the state of mind’

THEATRE EXPERIENCE

The experience, triggered once a visual connection is made with the theatre. Structure, material & program meld to enhance the entire theatre-going experience, creating a journey of the senses and mind, preparing one for actual play itself.


OPEN STAGE l mini-PROSCENIUM

The circular configuration renders greater intimacy & connection between audience and performer, while allowing for an option to utilize the proscenium stage + freedom to optimize seat configurations on the floor


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rathdowne st.

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basement - back of house

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1st flr - stage lvl (+1.5)

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faraday st.

carlow pl.

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ground - preshow + blackbox (+0 - 1.5)

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12. open stage 13. control room 14. foyer 15. proscenium stage 16. prompt corner 17. changing

18. alternate entry 19. foyer 20. 2nd tier seating

1. basement foyer 2. male shower 3. female shower 4. male changing 5. female changing 6. technicians office 7. director’s office

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1. entrance foyers 2. open bar 3. box office 4. loading bay 5. carpentry 6. flexible theatre/rehersal 7. ramped gallery 8. steps l seats 9. image gallery 10. female 11. male

PLANS


open stage RATHDOWNE

mini-procenium stage/fly tower

open stage

entrance foyer/pre-show

steps

box office

open bar blackbox/rehearsal

CARLOW PL

blackbox/rehearsal changing

male

office

female

SECTION A-A

faraday st

rathdowne st

female

male

basement foyer

SECTION B-B

faraday st

rathdowne st

SECTIONS

2nd tier

street elevations


2nd tier

2nd tier

late entry

mini-procenium/ fly tower

open stage rathdowne st blackbox/rehearsal ramp gallery

entrance foyer showers changing

office faraday st

SECTION THROUGH OPEN STAGE


“containing the flux”

RAY LAWLER’S SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

DOLL THEATRE


ASSORTED WORKS


“Observations on textures, art and sculpture in an urban setting”

(Kuala.Lumpur.Convention.Centre.) KLCC PARK

SKETCHES

Design Communication Year 2007 Taylor’s University College


“An exercise on model-making” SHIGERU BAN

PICTURE WINDOW HOUSE Design Communication Year 2007 Taylor’s University College


“Observations on Beijing’s diminishing ‘Hutongs’ or backlanes, overtaken by the ever-growing population of the metropolitan megacity resulting in a model abstraction of this phenomena” Taken during my trip to Beijing in 2007

TRAVEL SKETCHBOOK & PHOTOGRAPHS


A group of architecture students, collaborating with architects Fabian Tan & Lisa Foo to create an art installation for Nike in conjunction with their new product launch. Mini rubber hand gloves, inflated & combined to form the iconic Nike swoosh!

PAVILION, KUALA LUMPUR

NIKE EXHIBITION 2008


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO + CV AARON LAU Y. Y.

WORKS 07 - 10

5, Harcourt St, Hawthorn East, 3123, Victoria Melbourne Contact: +61430477850 Email: aalau7690@gmail.com

Aaron Lau Architecture Portfolio  

Works done from 07-10 @Taylor's University College, Malaysia & @The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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