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selected works kam siu han lawrence april 2017


Kam Siu Han, Lawrence Architecture & Sustainable Design Singapore lawrencekamsh@gmail.com

Education 2016-17

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Masters of Architecture

2013-16

Singapore University of Technology and Design

BSc (Hons) Architecture & Sustainable Design GPA: 4.85 / 5.00 (Summa Cum Laude) 2016 Winter Exchange in Massachusettes Institute of Technology, USA 2014 Summer Exchange Programme in Zhejiang University, China

2010-11

National Junior College

GCE ‘A’ Levels 6 Distinctions in H2 PCME/GP

Research 2017

Human-Centric Spatial Layout Automation

Thesis Preperation Proposed an improved spatial layout automation system considering human wayfinding and informal interaction

2016

Virtual Reality in Architecture

Capstone Project with Sky Optimum Technology Developed a software for Samsung Gear VR in Unity3d which translates architectural 3D models into virtual reality. Presented to Arup Singapore Pte Ltd.

2015

Redesigning Front Desk Lobby Space

Research Project with The Ascott Limited Proposed a redesign of front desk lobby space to create a more casual environment while maintaining its functionality and level of prestige.


Experience 2016

Computational Designer

Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd (Intern) Researched and developed computational tools in Visual Studio + Grasshopper to aid architects in the design of public housing.

2015

Environmental Sustainable Designer

Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (S.E.Asia) Pte Ltd (Intern) Performed a full thermal comfort and natural ventilation study and managed BCA Green Mark Certification for various local projects

Awards

Skills Hand-drawing, Model making Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign 3D Modelling Rhinoceros + Grasshopper Autodesk Revit Sketchup Blender Simulation IES Virtual Environment ArchiSim + DIVA DesignBuilder Programming C#, Python HTML/CSS, PHP

Singapore Board of Architects Prize 2016

Keppel Award of Excellence 2016, 2015

SUTD Honors List

Languages English

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

ASD Core Design Certifcate of Merit 2016

SUTD Undergraduate Distinguished Scholarship 2013

Mandarin Chinese


studio VOID BRANCHES

structure and computation PSEUDO-BISTABLE CHAIR

sustainability and technology VIRTUAL REALITY IN ARCHITECTURE


SUTDx SATELLITE CAMPUS

FABRICATION LABORATORY

RESTAURANT AT WEST LAKE, HANGZHOU

WAVE CANOPY

CARDBOARD TUBES GRIDSHELL

WAFFLE GRID PAVILION

SUSTAINABLE URBAN CENTRE

TOA PAYOH RESIDENTIAL


studio


A01

VOID BRANCHES

TERM 7 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

MAY 2016 OPTION STUDIO | INDIVIDUAL PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: CARLOS BANON Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


The system of branching is nature’s answer to the efficient division of flows: forces, circulation and transport. By using the branching as void, opportunities are created for the typical highdensity mixed use building to respond to its local conditions. Light and wind can permeate into the building, as well as pedestrian roads and river

canals. The branching system extends not only within, but onto the facade also. Internal division of spaces is no longer able to follow the verticality of the typical plan, but because the dynamism of the branching, every floor now has a unique combination of enclosed spaces separated by naturally-ventilated, brighly-lit corridors.


A02 SUTDx SATELLITE CAMPUS

TERM 5 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

MAY 2015 CORE STUDIO | INDIVIDUAL PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: PAULINE ANG Adjunct Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


The spatial constraints of the site demanded an efficient and innovative use of space to cater to a large student population. The two lecture theatres and one auditorium are stacked above each other based on their geometry to achieve space optimisation, leading to the creation of three plazas. The three large volumes are then spaced

apart vertically to allow for the smaller spaces to fill in the gaps and form the transition from public to private. Circulation then wraps around the building, forming a continuous path with greenery lining the sides. The result is a very open city campus, generous to the public, reflecting the accessibility of education to the masses.


A03 FABRICATION LABORATORY

TERM 4 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

NOVEMBER 2014 CORE STUDIO | INDIVIDUAL PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: CARLOS BANON Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


This project explores the concept of "thirty-fifteen": thirty centimeter slabs are regularly spaced fifteen centimeters apart, forming the everything from benches to barriers, walls to windows, and floor to facade. These slabs are stacked vertically, forming two interlocking L shapes, which creates a central courtyard in the middle. The spacing

in between the slabs aids the positive effects of light, porosity and ventilation, while removing the negative effects of glare. Programs are arranged in a clockwise manner around the central courtyard, from discussion rooms to the laboratories, mimicking the process of design from concept to fabrication.


A04 RESTAURANT AT WEST LAKE, HANGZHOU SUMMER EXCHANGE / ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, CHINA

PRESENTED IN SUTD LEARNING CELEBRATION CARNIVAL / SEPTEMBER 2014 PRESENTED IN SUTD OPEN HOUSE / MARCH 2015 JULY 2014 CORE STUDIO | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: WU JING Associate Professor, Zhejiang University


一个以森林深处的山丘为范例的建筑。到此驻足的 客人能够在山丘上欣赏怡人的风景,亦能够在绿色 的庇荫下轻松地进餐。这个建筑自然的形态和结构 不止能够让它融入四周的环境里,同时也能满足它 功能上的需求。它的特色使客人们能够真正地远离 市区的忙碌及一成不变的节奏,到这里享受大自然 的平静。

A structure mimicking a hill in the heart of the forest. A breathtaking view atop the hill or a relaxing dine beneath the grass roof. The use of organic shapes and structures creates a functional yet unobtrusive architecture. Guests can then truly escape the busyness and rigidity of city life and enjoy the tranquility of nature.


structure and computation


B01

PSEUDO-BISTABLE CHAIR

TERM 7 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

MAY 2016 MATERIAL COMPUTATION | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: SAWAKO KAIJIMA Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


Pseudo-bistability is the phenomenon in which the system has one stable state and another pseudo-equilibrium state when load is applied, and self-restores when the load is removed. This was applied into the scale of a chair, with the idea that the chair is initially round in its rest state for mobility, but is stable and comfortable once

a person sits on it. This required an innovative design solution to rework the stubborn flow of forces without mechanical parts. Through the 3D-printing of multi-material prototypes, the project was a success and triggered a wave of interest from several top researchers in a research arm of the university.


B02 WAVE CANOPY

TERM 7 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

MAY 2016 MATERIAL COMPUTATION | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: SAWAKO KAIJIMA Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


5 kN/m2

8m

12 m 0.5 kN/m2

CONTEXT

Folding and bending are common techniques to increase the structural stiffness of material. This design uses variations of waves to combat various loads. Using Sawapan as the material computation tool, the design undergoes an iterative process of geometry, material and optimisation to achieve the best possible structure.


ITERATION 1

ITERATION 2

DEFLECTION

ITERATION 3

DEFLECTION

DEFLECTION

f(x) = 0

f(x) = x

f(x) = - sin (x) [0, π]

CONTOUR (MINIMA)

CONTOUR (MINIMA)

CONTOUR (MINIMA)

PLAN / SECTION

PLAN / SECTION

PLAN / SECTION

max-deflection = 0.002632 m max-stress = 23.8 MPa

max-deflection = 0.004703 m max-stress = 50 MPa

ITERATION 4

max-deflection = 0.002189 m max-stress = 37.8 MPa

ITERATION 5

DEFLECTION

ITERATION 6

DEFLECTION

f(x) = cos x [0, π]

DEFLECTION

f(x) = sin (2x) [0, π]

f(x) = - cos (2x) [0, π]

CONTOUR (MINIMA)

CONTOUR (MINIMA)

CONTOUR (MINIMA)

PLAN / SECTION

PLAN / SECTION

PLAN / SECTION

max-deflection = 0.001426 m max-stress = 31.7 MPa

max-deflection = 0.000826 m max-stress = 27.3 MPa

max-deflection = 0.002121 m max-stress = 29.6 MPa


47.5m

2.26m 9m

ELEVATION (LONG)

12m

8m

47.5m PLAN

CLADDING


B03 CARDBOARD TUBES GRIDSHELL

TERM 5 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

APRIL 2015 DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: STYLIANOS DRITSAS Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


A cardboard tubes structure creates a hideout for people to sit or lie underneath. A fully covered half creates a more intimate setting, while the other half opens up to the public. The night lights cast shadow, extending the pattern of the structure onto the ground. The design process incorporated several stages: the resultant form was determined

using form-finding with Kangaroo, while Rhino + Grasshopper was used to generate the code for fabrication. Optimisation using Excel was also employed to minimise material wastage. The parts were fabricated using several machines including laser cutters and saws, and were prepared assembled over a period of one week.


B04 WAFFLE GRID PAVILION

TERM 5 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

RUNNER-UP FOR SUTD ASED COMPETITION APRIL 2015 STRUCTURE AND ENCLOSURE DESIGN | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: TONI KOTNIK Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


The task was to design a pavilion suited for Ferrari’s LaFerrari. Given the car’s sleek and fluid nature, we aimed for a bold, futuristic design by supporting a shelter with one pillar only, complimenting highend technology and design of the car. The roof, structure and support is indistinguishable being made from the same material, similar to how the

car’s roof also blends seamlessly with its windows. The subtile curves of our design compliment the bold curves of the car, while the white colour and reflective materiality help enhance the visuals of the car. The roof slopes towards the front as a welcoming gesture towards the entrance, and from the side presents a visually appealing pavillion.


sustainability and technology


C01

VIRTUAL REALITY IN ARCHITECTURE

TERM 9 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

PRESENTED TO ARUP SINGAORE AUGUST 2016 CAPSTONE | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: BIGE TUNCER Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


Virtual Reality (VR) is capable of what current architectural visualisation tools are unable to do: communicating spatial qualities, especially size and scale, to clients. The software, developed for Sky Optimum Technologies, promotes the use of VR by integrating with the current workflow of architects from concept to construction. Architectural 3D

models can be imported into VR through our desktop editor, and can be viewed smoothly with a mobile phone VR. Together with high-definition and spatial audio, the project generated large interest from the public, with a senior executive of Arup Singapore personally inviting the team to present to his company.


C02 SUSTAINABLE URBAN CENTRE

TERM 7 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

MAY 2016 URBAN SUSTAINABILITY | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: ALSTAN JAKUBIEC Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


The challenge was to design a high-density neighbourhood with a Floor Area Ratio of at least 7, and incorporate urban sustainable principles in aspects such as Urban Heat Island, Daylighting and Energy Consumption. The eventual design challenged the norms of buildings as rectangular boxes by creating a mountain-like roofscape. Solar

PVs and urban farming can be placed on the roofs, while a high amount of daylight reaches the ground due to the slanted roofs. A multi-layered road and pedestrian network is introduced to create a walkable city, while amenities and gardens are strategically placed to create a sustainable environment.


The site allocated is Sungei Bedok, which is surrounded by a residential estate to its west and an industrial estate to its east. The challenge was therefore to connect the two as well as the various transport nodes surrrounding the site. In questioning what sustainability consists of, three design goals were formulated (right).


C03 TOA PAYOH RESIDENTIAL

TERM 6 / SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

DECEMBER 2015 ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY SYSTEMS | GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: ALSTAN JAKUBIEC Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology & Design


This project is composed of two parts: first, to design an urban massing which responds to the sun and wind, and second, to run energy calculations of a thermal shoebox model of a typical unit. For the first part, kinked buildings was proposed to try to catch and divert wind into the open spaces in between the blocks. The optimal

massing was chosen after running a series of CFD simulations in DesignBuilder. For the second part, the unit was designed as an open plan concept with cross-ventilation and vertical shading to increase ventilation heat removal and reduce solar heat gain. Annual energy calculations were run also in DesignBuilder using EnergyPlus.


(+65) 9183 8564 lawrencekamsh@gmail.com

Lawrence Kam: Architecture Portfolio 2017/04  

Undergraduate projects from 2014-2016

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