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M J R BOWEN

architectural Graduate Victoria University of Wellington B.AS & M.Arch [2014] Portfolio


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DESIGN

wApartments of Geneva * - KB wConsidering Depth - 511

CONSTRUCTION wTimber - NZS 3604 wConcrete and bronze - 321

COMPETITION w24hr Design - 2nd wDunedin Heritage - tbc

PHOTOGRAPHY wIPod - Canon EOS 5D

ABILITIES wSkills, programmes and contact details

* Completed at on exchange at The Technical University of Munich


APARTMENTS OF GENEVA KRUCKER BATES Urban chair Technical University of Munich 2013 Designing for a large luxury apartment building Team members - Margot Bowen, Nelly Jana & Nadine Kuhn In my exchange semester we investigated the emergence of a particular kind of urban building in Geneva between the 50‘s and 60‘s - the large object-like apartment blocks - and learning from the ideas inherent in them of social collectivism, individual privacy, relationship to landscape, repetitive facade treatments, and an atmosphere of relative luxury. In the studio in groups we designed new buildings located on a given site on the outskirts of the city centre. With a heavy emphasis on the impact at the urban level and on detailed floor plans the building was created from interacting 1:500 massing studies with 1:25 and 1:100 floor plans. Our design idea was about connecting the apartments with the city centre and the hill on the opposite side of the river [lying to the left in this image]. We achieved this by creating a hard street reinforced edge on the one side and breaking the form down into four tower like fingers on the other. Continuing on from an existing building on the corner of the approaching intersection a series of courtyards flow between the forms and providing alternative foot access and connecting with an existing sports ground.

1:500 Brown card laser cut form model

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Perspective view of apartment block

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Ground floor plan

General floor plan

1:200 Grey card laser cut facade model

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Conventional drawings, and models at various scales were made and remade through out the project. The class was set the presentation style down to the colour of the card and the method of construction. At the end of the project the class had produced a collective investigation into the large apartment typology. The project was very well received and the experience of working in the group was very effective and enjoyable. The German students had a lot to teach me about planning, European conventions and the focus on modeling and very conventional drawings was an interesting way of designing.

1:25 Apartment floor plan

1:25 Foam board apartment model

1:25 Lobby floor plan

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Considering depth masters [Architecture] thesis Victoria University Wellington 2014 Applying a theory called “Depth Configurations� as a part of designing, for medium density apartments in New Zealand Supervisor - Chris McDonald

Collage perspective of the buildings reserved street frontage

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Site - 149 Adelaide road

1 Claiming the site

2 Split

3 Disruption

4 Multiple centres

5 Apartment divisions

6 Circulation cores

Massing study diagrams

New Zealand’s medium density housing needs to establish an excepted norm of how designs should regard public and private space. This thesis is ‘considering depth’ as a potential way of setting the tone of our cities future urban environments at a human level.

Adelaide road street frontage

My thesis takes Kris Scheerlinck’s theoretical analysis of ‘depth configurations’ [the arrangement and effects of the spaces between the public and private realms] and tests it as guide for designing. The playful and experiential attitudes of Aldo van Eyck ground my proposed design of an apartment block in Newtown, Wellington by setting the tone of the relationship. This project has been created as to be an indicative precedent, taking a conventional site and designing various relationships of depth

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Type C apartment shared walkway

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Ground floor plan

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Depth configurations, according to Scheerlinck, can be read at different scales. Along an access sequence into a single dwelling or through an entire city. In this same way they have been applied at different scales, from massing adjustments, as shown in the image to the right, through to experienced moments as in the previous render. Broken into three main contributing aspects, territorial boundaries, permeability and proximity, the design objective is to have all aspects present and contributing equally. This project has led on from my work in Geneva, where I have combined the theory through design objectives with a similar approach to large building design. Shifting through scales and setting and solving for circulation and continually regulating service cores and apartment types. So far the thesis has led to some really interesting design solutions, as the theory translates into design objectives and strategies rather than a prescriptive solutions as a designer there is freedom to be creative. The resulting problem solving task of designing for specific qualities and combinations, for example; generosity in a small space, while maintaining privacy and the hierarchy of paths, has been both enjoyable and rewarding.

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TIMBER CONSTRUCTION NZS 3604 SARC 221 - Prefabricated solutions Victoria University Wellington 2011 Designing prefabricated timber design solutions for the Solar Decathlon competition teams ‘First Light’ concept design. Tutor - Nilesh Bakshi

The First light teams concept image

Provided with the concept image about and the competition brief, in groups we were tasked with producing a set of working drawings for the design. The focus was on creative prefabricated construction solutions that would allow the building to be reconstructed at the site in Washington USA.

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E N O N E tion

CONCRETE AND BRONZE CONSTRUCTION SARC 321 - RETROFITTING Victoria University Wellington 2012

Tutor - Sunil Bakshi www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

cast bronze screen

150

torch on bitumous membrane over concrete slab

roof level RL 12.35

1015

750

aluminium trim plate secured over bitumous membrane with 03 fasteners at 300 crs A301 fixing point connection

01 A301

MDF shelves concealed behind the curtain wall mullions consealed curtain wall supported by the same beam as the screen

torch on bitumous membrane on concrete topping set to fall to outlets level 1 RL 8.235

cast bronze drainage channel open ended to discharge over water feature below

screen stops above eye height concrete column

automatic door 100mm dia down pipe cast in concrete column

stone paving on mortar set to falls on precast conc interspan floor system ground level RL 3.5

01- DETAIL section 1:25

Supreme Court Building NAME: existing detail section 14The A CONSTRUCTION S P E C T e x t e r i o r

s k i n

Existing detail section page:

A 302

scales: 1:25


DETAIL SECTION Option TWO

DETAIL SECTION Option ONE

DETAIL SECTION Option THREE

Design options incorporating the screen into a double skin facade

top air vent 01 A307

extended outer curtain wall of double skin to maintain the original look of the elevation

torch on bitumous membrane over concrete MB wall serves at overflow to perimetre gutter roof level RL 12.35

03 A301

aluminium casement for exterior cover, seals head extension

01 A306

structural beam

customised double glazing unit exdended gap to 150mm to house the cast bronze members

original hung stick curtain wall system

intergrated unitzed curtainwall with the facade, prefabaricated off site

level 1 RL 8.235

150mm cast bronze profiles screwed into the mullions solar gain and heat mass for double skin to be energy viable

torch on bitumous membrane on concrete topping set to fall to outlets

customized 90mm prefabricated cast bronze mullions housing heat diffusing double glazed panels

cast bronze drainage channel open ended to discharge over water feature below

operable casement windows able to shut of the natural cooling /heating system

DETAIL SECTION

gaskets and sealent seal low e double water seal

glass panes

aluminium trim plate secured over bitumous membrane with fasteners at 300 crs

natural ventilation system, externally controlled louvres ventilation

exterior wedge gasket

splice sleaves

structural beam cast bronze mullion

DETAIL SECTION Chosen option THREE

air seal

Chosen option glazed the individual openings of the screen

fixing bracket - plate welded to the cast bronze mullion

01- DETAIL section 1:5 M A R G O T B O W E N A S S I G N M E N T O N E SARC 321 - construction

The Supreme Court Building A S P E C T e x t e r i o r s k i n

NAME: detail sections - typical internal curtain wall details

page:

A 308

scales:

1:5

@ A3

This project brief asked for retrofit improvements to the Supreme Court building in Wellington by Warren and Mahoney, which without a budget should align with the design intents the existing building.

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OBSERVATION TOWER + ISITE - First place DUNEDIN HERITAGE COMPETITION 2013 Student re-use Design Team members - Margot Bowen, Hamish Mclachlan & Mayank Thammalla

APEX

Perspective view from the Octagon

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Dunedin has an established history of tower making. We have embraced this idea to create a starting point to explore Dunedin. Our design connects the two key cathedrals and promotes reuse and appreciation of heritage sites by creating a 28m public vantage point and information centre.

56m

28m

47m

45m

First Church

Observation Tower

Town Hall

St Paul’s Cathedral

Three programmes now occupy the building; primarily it will be an interactive I-site, with an iconic lookout tower and cinema room. Complementing this is a bike hire and maintenance centre in the renovated basement sub-level and the existing Athenaeum Library remains. We have updated the building while maintaining its integrity in a sympathetic manner whilst significantly integrating these new programmes. Concept diagram

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BASEMENT LEVEL 1:200

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Basement Sub-level


Tower Floor plans

Perspective from inside the bike rental

Perspectives ascending tower

Our response is to introduce a unifying set of functions that will allow a better experience of the heritage structure. By re-aligned the programmes so that they are complimentary with each other, they are able to share amenities and potential customers. We also emphasized the building’s history as an Athenaeum and take advantage of its location on the Octagon so the building will now contribute at a civic level. A generous circulation spine is consolidated down the main axis of the building, making it easy to navigate. This spine links down to the basement level via a central internal stairway at the rear of the building and the existing stair at the front. All internal existing vertical circulation have been re-used. The advantage of a simplified circulation route creates seamless connections between programmes generating a positive heritage experience. The spine consolidates amenities such as bathrooms, but in doing so allows the public facilities to share patrons benefiting both parties.

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‘HYDRO’ HUB - 2nd place SANNZ 24hr COMPETITION 2013 Wellingtons Future Transport 2030 Team members - Margot Bowen, Annabel Fraser & Luke Bryant

Tasked with designing an “innovative transport system for Wellington City in the year 2030. Without personal ‘motor cars’ and a re-branding of Wellington as a conscious city of the future. We took Wellington back to its choice of settlement with a hydro-charged system utilizing the natural sustainable resource from the harbour to serve the three main user groups and intersected them through this site as the hub of the system. - tourists can come from the airport across the harbour - the visitors can then walk the water front thoroughfare - residents use the now centrally tied bus station

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HYDR HYDR HYDR Entering Wellington from the harbour

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RAIL

HYDRO BUS

FERRY

Site and scheme plan

> Outer suburbs are connected to the inner suburb hydro-stations with hydro buses or hydro rail or personal hydro transport > Inner suburbs are connected to the cbd loop ring by the inner rapid transit hyrdo bus system > CBD connected by the inner loop ring and light hydro charged grid

Modal system

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Paraparaumu

Masterton

HYDR HYDR HYDR

Johnsonville

Upper Hutt

Khandallah

Lower Hutt

Ngaio

Ngauranga

RESIDENTS

VISITORS

TOURISTS

- regular - need efficient and direct routes

- need to locate themselves and systems - logical access to key locations

- need simplicity - access to attractions and airport

- familiar

- familiarising

- not familiar

Wadestown

Wilton

Central Transport Hub Thorndon

Civic Centre

Kelburn

Waitangi Park

Evans Bay

Basin Reserve

Mount Vicoria

Old Bank Arcade

Karori

Aro Valley

Aro Junction

Brooklyn

Mount Cook

Hataitai

Airport Ferry Connection

Newtown

Hydro Bus Connections Barampore

Kilbirne

Rail Connections

Airport

Primary Loop Line Stations Island Bay

Miramar

Inner Suburb Stations Owhiro Bay

Seatoun

Maupuia

Outer Suburb Stations

Network map, concept diagram and section

This system is designed around water fueled engines is designed for the public transport to be more convenient than private travel. Public transport systems have been divided into 3 zones, OUTER INNER and CBD Optimized for the different user groups residents, visitors and tourists. All directly leading through the main transport hydro hub. Primarily a bus based system the amount of lanes throughout the city will be phased out in favor of individual hydro modes, bikes and pedestrian walk ways.

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IPod touch - The Alhambra Palace

Canon EOS 5D - Kiel Canal, Germany

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Canon Powershot - Kitzbuhel, Austria


Details margotjrb@gmail.com margotjrbowen.wordpress.com [full portfolio] 0276989067 SKILLS Team work Office experience Motivated and goal driven Thinking creatively Rendering and presentation Communication IT troubleshooting Learning new programs Time and stress management Drawing and painting Photography Model making Laser cutting Wood work Basic German

PROGRAMMES Apple Mac and Windows *Skill level is rated out of five Revit ***** ArchiCAD ** AutoCAD **** SketchUp Pro **** 3DS Max ** Ecotect ** Grasshopper * Rhino * Photoshop ***** Illustrator ***** InDesign ***** Adobe Acrobat Pro *****

Canon Powershot - Kitzbuhel, Austria

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