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Jessica Do | Shi-Yang Jia | Matthew Lee

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| McGill University School of Architecture

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Jessica Do | Shi-Yang Jia | Matthew Lee

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TECTONIC GARDEN We propose an architecture of proliferating concrete columns and petals spread freely over the downtown campus of Concordia University. It is a monumental tectonic garden which provides unprescribed areas for play, learning, and communal activities as well as areas of personal reflection and rest. Our five massive column modules convey a strong sense of compression from above and of tension from below. They transform into circulation shafts binding together the floor plates which support public and private programs, alternating every floor. The columns pull away from their receptacle capitals, their spokes stretched to reveal a set of curious interiors within the ground - small sanctuaries amidst the looming megastructure. The network of openings gives porosity and light to the different levels of the building. Light penetrates from both above and under, directing the gaze both skywards and downwards much like the two-way mirror experience of our early sketches.


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TENSION X COMPRESSION In the study of Architecture of Doom, our team discover the dual quality of the selected image. We resonate a strong present of compression when the image is viewed right side up. However, the upside down view contrasts with suspension of mass in tension. The curious forbidden space in-between the suspension together formulate the foreground of the coming exploration. It was our intension to demonstrate the multi-dimensional quality of the image of doom through the atmospheric rendering, illustration and physical model. In the rendering, plains are expanded and consequentially revealing a forbidden space in-between the platforms. The strong image of a single column disappear, the space within the columns and the crowns take the present. Hence, we explore the possibility in transformation by manipulating the space in between the columns and the crowns in the illustration. We surprise ourselves with a new understanding of space when the crowns integrate with the plate and the columns are piercing through the layers and create a labyrinth of shafts.

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In respond to the site condition of Guy-Concordia, we translate our studies in the architecture condition above into 3 different proposals by changing the columns and the crowns relationship into three different scales. First, we propose an image of a single tower. The ground floor of the tower takes the typography of the given condition and rise up in the air. The bundles meet mid-way and detached from each other once again. Second, we bring down the scale with the intention of creating an urban oasis. the small scale allow the possible in the searching of shafts. The building takes form as if there is a force pulling up the ground into layers and creates clearings on the North, East and West respectively. The building disappear in the street view and create a clear vision in contrast to the scheme of a single tower. Last but not least, the third proposal as a bargain between the two proposals above. However, this design takes form and create a new language in itself by bring the forbidden space to the elevation. Students can see the columns in section. It is an anatomy approach to create a new living condition. We achieve such luminous quality in the physical model by pouring resin over the 3D print model.


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Jessica Do | Shi-Yang Jia | Matthew Lee

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Ground Floor Site Plan


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Public Area Plan


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Private Area Plan


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Private Floor Plan: Floor Systems: Concrete Flat Slab 40cm Thickness Drop Panel 20cm Thickness 13cm in dimension Resting Pod 1: 1.9kPa 10m span from core Resting Pod 2: 1.9kPa 12m span from core Resting Pod3: 1.9 kPa 10m span from core

Private Area Plan Detail


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Public Floor Plan: Floor Systems: Concrete Flat Slab 48cm Thickness Drop Panel 24cm Thickness 16cm in dimension Library: 3.6kPa 12m span from core Common room:1.9kPa 10m span from core Lecture Hall: 4.8 kPa 12m span from core

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Public Area Plan Detail


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Roof Plan

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Hand-railing Section Detail


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Study Pod + Rest Pod Axonometic


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Interior Programme Building Site: Concordia University Student Centre, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8 Building type: Mixed-use tower; education | residential Code: Code de Construction du Quebec; National Building Code of Canada 2005; Concrete - CSA A 23.3 ‘Design of Concrete Structures’.

Load: Dead Load: Self-weight Concrete 150pcf Superimposed 3.6kPa Live Load: Lecture Hall: 4.8 kPa Library: 3.6 kPa Resident: 1.9kPa Circulation: 4.8 kPa Wind Load (Lateral); Snow Load; Earthquake(Lateral).


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Exterior Floor Plate Soil Type: 10m Fill(not applicable to build); 8m Stiff (150-300 kPa); below 18m from ground level, Bed rock (1000kpa). Foundation type: Deep foundation (Driven); Friction and Bearing; Capacity up to 1800kN; 600mm diameter.

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Major Circulation Serviceability: 1.Vertical deflection: Not susceptible to cracking; Concrete (Live) 1:240 (Max Span:15m)/240 = 6.25cm 2.Horizontal deflection: Interstory drift: 1:500 Elevators: 1:1200 3.Vibration: Walking Limit for residence: 0.4 to 0.7% 4.Acoustic: Sound Transmission Class(STC) specific for room to room transmission


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Vertical Systems: Concrete Walls in cylindrical form 200m wall = 150m2/m length Thickness: 300mm Concrete Columns on the ground level in 500mm size Lateral Systems: 1.Concrete Base Shear Wall on the ground level in 500mm in thickness 2. Moment Frame

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Irregularities to be considered: Torsional Irregularity Re-entrant Corners Non-parallel Lateral Systems Vertical Irregularity Geometric Irregularity Soft Storey Mass Irregularity


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Structure Composite Diagram


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Tectonic garden