L O K T I M C H A N PORTFOLIO & CV
CV Curriculum Vitae & About Me I am a landscape architecture undergraduate student currently studying in The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Having been part of various projects in a vast range of scale and scope, my design thinking and approach as well as observational technics continue to sophisticate as I progressively enrich my design narratives and their comprehensivity. While I have a great interest in urban landscapes having been exposed to a larger amount of schemes within the metropolitan areas, I am continually intrigued by the rural settings and most of all, the intricacies between design, environment, development and people.
I am: Lok Tim CHAN Since 5/10/1996 From Hong Kong
Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese)
AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhinoceros 3D, SketchUp, Vray, Office Programs
Drawing, design, piano, swimming, badminton, traveling
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) I Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Studies
University of Illinois at Urbanaâ€“Champaign (UIUC) I Landscape Architecture
CORRIDOR TO SEA(E) I Hong Kong young architects & designers competition entry
WATER URBANISMS I Landscape infrastructure workshop for Changan Township, China
INFRASTRUCTURE IMAGINATION I Research assistant, Hong Kong
BACKYARD DESIGN I Arcbazar competition entry, US
CAMPUS HYDRO RE-DESIGNED I EPA campus rainworks challenge competition entry, US
Teamwork with Ying Chik LEE, Yuen Yung LI, Pui Lun HO, Chun Hung AU, Chun Wing YEUNG
Teamwork with Ying Chik LEE, Sui Hin MAK I Instructors: Dorothy TANG, Xiaoxuan LU
Coordinators: Dorothy TANG, Cecilia CHU, Maxime DECAUDIN
Teamwork with Saw Yu NWE
Design and panel production with Saw Yu NWE
UN-BOUNDED : REGENERATING THE COMMUNITY I Wan Chai community green station competition entry, Hong Kong Teamwork with Saw Yu NWE, Jung Bin LEE, Chun Wah TANG
SOFT SKILLS Confident, enthusiastic, reliable, team player
OVERVIEW This portfolio of selected works showcase the spectrum of projects I have partaken, reflecting my journey in design from studio assignments to competitions, research, workshops and fabrications, learning new things every step of the way.
Pockets and Beyo
The Urban Forest
Route 66 Re-envisioned
Campus Hydro Re-Designed 27
Corridor to Sea(e)
Un-bounded : regenerating the community 29
THE URBAN FOREST Hong Kong I February-May 2017 This studio project focuses on the relationship between communities and public space specifically under contexts of public housing. The Urban Forest which situates itself from the center of Oi Man Estate to its southeast outer rim, an approximate area of 26,000m2, is a multi-staged greening scheme that explores concepts of â€œreknittingâ€? in Oi Man through 3 conditions offering various experience, bringing back biodiversity and ecology, programs as well as improving connectivity across the entire estate.
Plan 1:200 @ A0
Concepts The Urban Forest is a scheme conceptually framed by 3 approaches. Reknitting the green edge by bringing the vegetation and ecology into the estate through 3 stages of experience from organic and private at the outer rim to transitional to communal formal forestry that which all are linked by a secondary water strategy of bioswales and infiltration ponds. Reconnecting the landscape and improving circulation with slope designs to recreate continuity within the estate. Reactivating the landscape with new programs, commercializing empty and underused ground floors as well as gathering space to encourage events and socializing functions.
Sectional Perspective 1 Perspective
Sectional Perspective 2
The Urban Forest aims to extend the existing green edge into Oi Man Estate through 3 stages offering different experiences, organic and private through a path meandering around mounds, then mediating and communal in the middle with reactivation of ground floors of buildings as commercial land use and restaurants, and finally into the bus plaza formal and hardscape.
Hong Kong I January-February 2017 Through understanding the dynamic nature of Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market, Hong Kong, Vantage Overpass as an extension of the existing footbridge within the site connects the upper ground with the busy sale floor below while offering new spatial experiences as well as extra circulatory routes for pedestrians, improving the intense environment for fruit market costumers, workers, and trash collection.
Circulation Maps 1:500 @ A0
Cross Sections 1
Circulation diagrams of vehicular and pedestrian as well as fruit market workers in 6 hours interval were used to realize the preliminary design direction of footbridge extension to suggest alternatives within such dynamic and chaotic environment of spatial negotiations.
This series of collages explore the abstract spatial experience highlighting large fruit boxes and how they reshape the way we interact and negotiate with the environment.
The two layers of spatial experiences of walking on the bridge extension and below generates new possibilities and functions of this dynamic urban landscape. The formulation of Vantage Overpass is through manipulation of the excessive wooden planks holder within the fruit market to create fluid curves and forms to actualize a journey through this structure that offers a different sensation of the fruit market.
Plan 1:100 @ A0
Cross Sections 2
This series of cross sections showcase the vertical spatial relationships that existing with implementation of Vantage Overpass in various points.
ROUTE 66 RE-ENVISIONED Illinois, US I September-December 2017
Situated in Springfield, Illinois, this group project works in collaboration with the local Planning Department to visualize how the historic Route 66 cutting through the city can be redesigned as part of their current redevelopment project. This 9.5 miles long streetscape design aims to rejuvenate Springfield by reactivating specific hotspots through ecological means and social integration with new spatial experiences. From regional analysis to strategic zoning and design, Route 66 Re-envisioned is a multiscale masterplan that design specifically on each hotspot of potential but coherent in the bigger picture through consistent design language and integration of historic elements as well as ecological methodologies.
Transportation and Location Social and Eoconomic Divide Erosion and Contamination Left to right
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POCKETS AND BEYOND Illinois, US I November-December 2017
Planting Plan 1IN=150FT @ A0
Design Plan 1IN=50FT @ A0
Pockets and Beyond is a sophisticated multi-level design and takes a step further than pollinator pockets. It incorporates natural and urban vertical elements to enrich the experiential factors and opportunities provided in the site and encourage people to really take a moment to understand and realize the benefits of pollinator pockets, experiencing the dirversity of nature right in campus. Through the various elements of soft and hardscape, Pockets and Beyond can even be realized as not just a network of ecological pockets but one singular larger entity that which acts as an ecological hotspot in campus.
Planting List and Ecology
The design plan articulately illustrates the textural and spatial relationships between pollinator pockets and the various elements of design while the sectional illustrations aims to explore the verticality of the design over several exemplar locations to showcase various designed conditions including but not limited to the pocket spaces within the complex, the bridge and secondary path, a terrace corner addressing drainage issues, outdoor dining area, and sunken garden.
CORRIDOR TO SEA(E)
Hong Kong I May-June 2017 Situated in the outer rim of West Kowloon Cultural District, Corridor to Sea as a pavilion competition entry in its simple yet elegant use of glass, singularizes a fascinating hidden axis that connects a peculiar opening of the Tree Nursery to the vast ocean. To walk through Corridor to Sea(e) is to advocate the emergence of new ideas, experimental but promising like the nurseryâ€™s vegetation; it is to exemplify the new possibilities and their diversity, boundless like the ocean; it is to symbolize inspirations that takes place in the most idiosyncratic, seemingly unremarkable settings, but assuring to be something magnificent like a seedling in a crack that grows into a tall tree.
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WATER URBANISMS Dongguan, China I May-June 2017
1:10,000 @ A0
This workshop looks at river ecology and urbanism in Dongguan, China, through analytical maps, section series and annotated pictures to explore existing river edge conditions, providing informative diagrams for development plans coming to action around the area to be carried out by governmental organizations.
Water Quality Map
This map attempts to understand the unique system of tidal manipulation as well as pumping operations through flow directions to realize the influence of water pollution and points of concern.
This map compares existing wetlands and agricultural lands to conditions in 1994 as well as water channels, reservoirs and disappeared ponds to realize the reduced biodiversity and ecological patches available for healthy environment.
Through the overlaying of land use map, urban watershed, and diagrammatic representation of quantitative summary of sewage discharged into rivers, this map visualizes the complex relationship between all these elements in each river and through comparisons, the more severely polluted rivers that demands extra attention in re-management becomes clear.
Cross Section Series
California, US I September 2017 Backyard Design as an online competition entry carefully blends in the richness of bohemian style outdoor experience with a minimalistic touch which brings out a sense of spaciousness. Its consideration and arrangement on flooring constitute a combination of decomposed granite, artificial turf and segments of stone slabs. Through its specific articulation in shapes and angles, there is smooth transition between each material and texture, adding spatial diversity to the backyard. The selection of low maintenance vegetation gives a breath of nature while responding actively to the color scheme of the furniture in the backyard, creating a sense of unity such that all the elements are speaking in the same dialogue.
Design Plan 1IN=5FT @ A2
HYDRO RE-DESIGNED Illinois, US I November-December 2017
Design Plan 1IN=30FT @ A1
Situated in a large campus parking lot, University of Illinois at Urbanaâ€“Champaign, which suffers from heavy flooding, Hydro Re-Designed is a water management landscape project competition entry that envisions the possibility of water infiltration through green infrastructure while integrating ecology and educational, social elements targeting comprehensive goals such as reducing impervious pavement, adding green infrastructure to increase infiltration and reduce peak runoff, improving the area aesthetically as well as educating students and community members about green infrastructure and their significance.
Design Elements Circulation
Flow and Infiltration
Natural Stormwater Filters
UN-BOUNDED : REGENERATING THE COMMUNITY
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Hong Kong I January 2018 Un-Bounded : Regenerating the Community is a conceptual design competition entry visualizing the endless possibilities in Hong Kong’s vision of sustainability and through the brand of Community Green Station (CGS) within Wan Chai district specifically. The scheme’s main feature lies on its articulated spatial manipulation to optimize usage flexibility and experiential variation such that a wide variety of events can be hosted within the station so as to welcome various types of visitors as well as offer multiple spatial qualities to enrich said visitors’ duration of stay which in turn promote the brand image of CGS.
Design Plan 1:100 @ A1
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Published on Feb 21, 2018