Page 1

DESiGN PORTFOLiO


ARCHiTECTURE Design PORTFOLiO 2018

“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE THE WORD ITSELF SAYS I’M POSSIBLE” Audrey Hepburn

This is a compilation of some of my architectural works. These projects were selected from the work done through the course of my Bachelors of Architecture studies in The University of Melbourne from 2012 - 2014 and through my professional work during my year out after graduation from 2014 - 2016 and current Masters of Architecture studies in The University of Melbourne from 2016 - 2018.

The completion of these works would not have been made possible without some special influences.

Special thanks to my parents, Cheryl Chua & Leong Kin Weng, who gave me more than everything that I can ever wish for. Lectures and tutorial teachers of The University of Melbourne, who guided and lead me to realize what architecture means. Supervisors and bosses of Design International Architects LLP, Mr. Teh Tien Yong & Ms. Wan Siew Fung, who taught and introduced me to designing in the real world. all my various studio mates, who stayed by my side during all those stress-indused crazy late nights

And a special mention to Kaldi the Ethiopian Goatherd and his dancing goats for the discovery of the coffee plant and invention of coffee. & Ninkasi, the ancient patron goddess of brewing, for the first brewed beer.


CONTENT MANIFESTO

2

RESUME

3

COOKING UP THEATRICAILITY

6-15

PARABOLIC TEA HOUSE

16-21

PERMEATING CITY BATHS

22-27

THE FOREST OF KNOWLEDGE

28-33

REAVELING THE METHEDOLOGY OF GROWTH

34-39

PHAN-LON

40-45

APPLIED ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY

46-49

LADY HILL

52-55

OVAL ESTATE PERGOLA

56-61

TANAH MERAH COUNTRY CLUB

62-65

1


MAnifesto Architecture is a way of life. It has the ability to define how people move, live and indirectly affects small decisions that people make in their everyday life. I have always admired how a non-living object have so much impact on everyone in the world. It was this admiration of Architecture that drew me towards this line of work. I wanted to fully comprehend what architecture is and how it is incorporated into our everyday lives.

A graduate student of the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne, with almost two years experience in architectural design and documentation.

I was intrigued by phenomenological architecture and making use of not just sight and touch to explore a building but rather all five senses as well. I draw inspiration from many different architects such as Frank Llyod Wright, Alvar Aalto, Peter Zumthor and many others. I am also a strong believer that form and function has to go hand in hand rather than one following the other. This can be done through the designing of voids, both visual and perceived. Visual voids are defined as any literal void such as windows or walls, while perceived voids are defined as the space that is bounded by architectural elements such as the interior and the exterior of a building. We should make use of the perceived voids to place the visual voids and hence, making use of the visual voids to bridge the two perceived voids. Each building, each piece of architecture has a story and that needs to be heard. I believe that literature in architecture has the ability to provide a deeper understanding on the importance of architecture. It severs as a platform for people to get inspired and motivated. In my spare time, I enjoy reading stories about and behind the architecture. I have recently started dwelling into writing about architecture. Through my years studying and working in this field, I came to be more certain that architecture is much more than just a non-living, non-static object. Like many living things, architecture requires the ability to grow and nurture into different forms. I grew fond of the idea that architecture and design have to evolve and adapt according to the times. Understanding that architecture today is not going to stay the same in ten years time. Hence, as a designer, I understand that I too require the ability to change and adapt as quickly.

2

Referees MS SIEW FUNG WAN Design International Architects Managing Partner wsf@diallp.com.sg Tel : +65 6884 7471 MR TIAN YONG TEH Design International Architects Partner tianyong@diallp.com.sg Tel : +65 6884 7471 MS MARIJKE DAVEY The University of Melbourne Design Tutor marijkedavey@gmail.com MR JOSHUA HADDAD The University of Melbourne haddad@unimelb.edu.au Tel : +61 422 029 585 MR TOBIAS HORROCKS Fold Theory (Director) The University of Melbourne tobias@foldtheory.com Tel : +61 413 603 327


RESUME EXPERiENCE

D P A R C H I T E CT S, SING A P OR E Architectural Intern

D E S I G N I NT E RNAT IONA L A RC HIT E CTS LLP Architectural Assistant

E A ST 9 A R CHIT E CT S A ND P LA NNE R S Architectural Intern

DEC 2017 - FEB 2018 (2 Months)

MAR 2015 - JUL 2016

(16 Months)

NOV 2013 - FEB 2014 (4 Months)

CERTiFiCATiON

B I M MA N AG E M E NT

OCT 2015

BCA Academy Certification Course

EDUCATiON JUL 2016 - JUL 2018

T H E U NI V E RSIT Y OF M E LBOU RNE

A A S C H O O L OF A RC HIT E CT URE : BAMBO O LAB

U N I V E R S I DA D SA N FRA NC ISCO D E QUITO US FQ

JUN 2017 - JUL 2017

T H E U NI V E RSIT Y OF M E LBOU RNE

FEB 2011 - DEC 2014

Masters of Architecture

NOV 2017

2 Weeks Travelling Studio to Bago, Myanmar

1 Month Exchange Programe to Galapagos Island Bachelors of Environments : Architecture

SKiLLS AUTOCAD SKETCHUP PHOTOSHOP INDESIGN ILLUSTRATOR RHINO 3D GRASSHOPPER VRAY ARCHICAD & REVIT

3


“BUILDINGS CAN HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SILENCE.” Peter Zumthor


cooking up TheAtricAlity ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 THESIS

The project would explore the threshold between the two conflicting concepts of display and conceal. It would make use of the recluse yet revealing site of Jack’s Magazine and examine the increasing immigrants that choose to locate in its surrounding site. These spaces are usually studied in architecture in terms of the extreme, having a space designed particularly for refuge or prospect. However, the project would examine how experience and perception plays a part in changing those ideas. It would explore expanding the social networks of immigrants to aid them in transitioning to the local community. At the same time, allowing local communities to understand and accept these immigrants, encouraging the growth a cohesive neighbourhood. Jack’s Magazine would serve as a stepping stone where a safe communal space would be able to expose the simple action of everyday life; cooking. And make use of that action to change the perception of communities.

6


7


COOKING UP THEATRICALITY | 2018

8


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 THESIS

9


COOKING UP THEATRICALITY | 2018

10


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 THESIS

11


COOKING UP THEATRICALITY | 2018

12


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 THESIS

13


COOKING UP THEATRICALITY | 2018

14


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 THESIS

15


PARABOLiC TEA HOUSE ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 SUMMER

16


PARABOLIC TEA HOUSE explores the Burmease Tea House and it’s main issue on how it intrudes into to the current the public space. Through the use and manipulation of the simple of the 3D shape of the parabola, the project is able to allow the tea house to give back to the public space. A series of exploration through the grasshopper, karamba and adobe flow plugins, the tea house was able to be properly designed to reflect the issues on the exisiting site such as wind, and the tropical summer sun.

17


PARABOLIC TEA HOUSE | 2017

18


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 SUMMER

19


PARABOLIC TEA HOUSE | 2017

20


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 SUMMER

21


PermeAting City BAths ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 SEMESTER 1

PERMEATING CITY BATHS is about bringing back the sense of transparency into the otherwise confined building of the Melbourne City Baths. This was done in two parts, firstly by samping components from around the site and secondly by futher analysis of the site itself. This was done because the pool is supposed to be a place where communites are able to gather and relax despite of difference. However, the Melbourne City Baths has evolved into an exclusive fitness club. Hence the need to break down these walls. The component chosen was taken from the RMIT Design hub which is located digonally across the city baths. It was chosen because it embodied the idea of permeability both physically and visually. Through futher manipulation of the component, different forms and application of these forms were created.

22


23


PERMEATING CITY BATHS | 2017

COMPONENT 1. MANIPULATION OF COMPONENT

2. CREATING DIFFERENT PHYSICAL PERMEABILITY

PHYSICAL PERMEANILITY

VISUAL PERMEANILITY

24

3. CREATING DIFFERENT VISUAL PERMEABILITY


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 SEMESTER 1

4. ACTIVITIES ANALYSIS IN THE SITE

5. CREATING GRID BASED ON ACTIVITIES

6. CREATING VOLUMNS BASED ON PERMEABILITY INTO THE SPACE

7. APPLICATION OF PHYSICAL AND VISUAL PERMEABILITY

25


PERMEATING CITY BATHS | 2017

26


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 5 SEMESTER 1

27


The Forest of Knowledge ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 WINTER

TEARING DOWN WALLS

LEGEND MANGROVES REVINE CITY NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA RECREATION AREAS TOURIST HOTELS EDUCATION AREAS RESIDENCE OF RESEARCHERS 1

28

2km


THE FOREST OF KNOWLEDGE critiques the current educational system that is occurring in Porto Arroyo and looks to improve it. Due to the unique biodiversity and geology, many researches from all around the world would travel to Porto Arroyo. However, despite this increased pool of intellectuals, only 40% of the population on Galapagos have obtained a higher education. The Forest of Knowledge aims to redraw the current systems between the two groups of people through creating a network of recreational and educational spaces. Hence, allowing for both the tourist and local community to benefit from these feedbacks.

29


THE FOREST OF KNOWLEDGE | 2017

POINTS OF GRAVITY

OBSERVATION

30

IDENTITY

LIBRARY

MEMORY

RESEARCH

MOUDULAR GARDEN

RECOMENDATIONS


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 WINTER

KNOWLEDGE HUBS

PATHWAYS

THE TALK

THE WALK

THE REST

A traditional classroom space that allows traditional exchange of ideas.

An open pavilion that encourages people to walk and discuss ideas.

A bench area that allows for people to sit and discuss ideas.

31


THE FOREST OF KNOWLEDGE | 2017

32


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 WINTER

33


reveAling the Methedology of grow ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2

REVEALING THE METHEDOLOGY OF GROWTH focuses on group of recovering crystal meth cooks who are looking to stay clean through the process of brewing coffee. The recovery process is a linear cycle that focuses on the idea of singularity and identifying the importance of oneself before the judgement of the outside world. The community is 5 people who were involved in cooking and distributing crystal meth. They are headed by Jesse, the alchemist. By making use of their cooking skills, they discovered that the obsession over the linear process of brewing coffee helps keep them mentally fit and sober. The cycle allows them to grow in their own time without much concern over societal pressure. Hence allowing them to transform in their own time and gradually reveal themselves out to the public.

34


wth

35


REVEALING THE METHEDOLOGY OF GROWTH | 2017

36


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2

37


REVEALING THE METHEDOLOGY OF GROWTH | 2017

38


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2

39


PhAn-Lon ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1

40


PHAN-LON is located in a demolished slum area in Melbourne, Little Lon. Following the demolition of the slum, only a few buildings are left standing, including the cottage, No. 17 Casseleden Place. There have been archaeological digs around the area that indicated that life in Little Lon was not as bad as previously portrayed. However, as it currently sits, the cottage and the artefacts are being ignored by the busy office workers.  My project revolves around the idea of displaying the forgotten memory of the site.

41


PHAN-LON | 2016

42


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1

43


PHAN-LON | 2016

44


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1

45


Applied Architecture Technology ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2

46


APPLIED ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY explores the ideas of construction through designing and constructing a skyscraper.

47


APPLIED ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY | 2017

48


ACADEMIC WORK | YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2

49


“JUST AS IT TAKES TIME FOR A SPEAK OF FISH SPAWN TO DEVELOP INTO A FULLY GROWN FISH, SO, TOO, WE NEED TIME FOR EVERYTHING THAT DEVELOPS AND CRYSTALLIZES IN THE WORLD OF IDEAS.” Aalvar Alto


LAdyHill PROFESSIONAL WORK | DIA

52


LADYHILL is a major addition and alteration works on a good class residential bungalow. The house is designed for an aging elder who desires for her house to still be completely accessible should she require a wheelchair in the future. Though the conceptual ideas were constructed by the lead architect, the designing, drafting and 3D modeling were drafted by me.

53


LADYHILL | 2015

54


PROFESSIONAL WORK | DIA

55


OVAL ESTATE PERGOLA ProfessionAl Work | DiA

56


OVAL ESTATE PERGOLA is located on a old army airbase. The brief of the project is to design an open space that people are able to enjoy while connecting to the local site. The pergola is based on an army plane, the Gipsy Moth. The pergola adapts the Gipsy Moth’s slim body with the wings slightly tilted up. Timber deck was used to create the shape of plane while concrete base would be used to extend the space of the pergola.

57


OVAL ESTATE PERGOLA | 2015

58


PROFESSIONAL WORK | DIA

59


OVAL ESTATE PERGOLA | 2015

60


PROFESSIONAL WORK | DIA

61


TAnAh MerAh Country Club PROFESSIONAL WORK | DIA

62


TANAH MERAH COUNTRY CLUB is a tender bidding competition for designing a new block to add to the club house as well as renovation work to the existing building. The club house had to take into consideration the new golf course design that would be built concurrently as the club house. The new design would provide a new open drop off point which would allow visitors to feel like they are entering straight into the golf course.

63


TANAH MERAH COUNTRY CLUB | 2016

64


PROFESSIONAL WORK | DIA

65


“I KNOW THE PRICE OF SUCCESS: DEDICATION, HARD WORK, AND AN UNREMITTING DEVOTION TO THE THINGS YOU WANT TO SEE HAPPEN.” Frank Lloyd Wright


2 0 1 8

Portfolio  
Portfolio  
Advertisement