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Cultural Dwelling Muti-generational residence that engages cultural backgrounds with the space

Residential


View of Lower Entrance

Muti-generational urban residence that explores and redefines adaptive living between people and the domestic environment; the space ensures the diffusion of cultural backgrounds with the space by the display of lifestyle.


Reintroduction of culture into a contemporary urabn living situation that transforms shelter into

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M e t h o d o l o g y

1. Shared vs. Privates Spaces

2. Program Divison

3. Corresponding Gallery Spaces Facade Celebration

4. Circulation Space

Toren Condominiums

Building Type: Residential Location: 150 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, New York Unit: Corner U unit, with North East Exposures


Upper Level Floorplan

Lower Level Floorplan


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The traditions in Japanese culture allow people to gather around tea, which was viewed as a sacred art form; art and culture bring family and friends closer together therefore deserve the celebration in the space.

To allow the celebration of culture, the arts: ceramics is delibrately showed cased, from the process of making to the presentation. The spaces are designed as the core of the home, as they are to encourage interactions between generations and to promote the appreciation of the culture and its art forms.


M a t e r i a l i t y

Cold

Warm As one enters and travels through the space, the materiality of surfaces becomes softer and warmer- as it embraces the user from the urban envirnoment with warmth and comfort.

View of Studio, Dining and Kitchen Area


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1. Studio 2. Grandfather’s Bedroom 3. Dining Area 4. Open Kitchen 5. Full Bathroom 6. Display Gallery + Stairs

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7. Master Bedroom 8. Full Bathroom 9. Tea Room 10. Ensuite Half Bathroom 11. Child’s Bedroom

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View of Lower Level Living Area


P r o g r a m Half Bathroom

Child’s Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Full Bathroom

Designed for a multi-generational family consists of a retired potter, a full-time working, mix-raced couple and their 4-year old child, the spcae is meant to bring the generations closer together as well as their cultural differences. Indoor Garden

Studio Workspace

Grandfather’s Bedroom

Open Kitchen

Display Gallery + Stairs

Full Bathroom


View of Upper Level Hallway

View of Upper Level Full Bathroom


View of Tearoom

View of Upper Level Hallway


Ephemeral Observatory Residential community in a restricted structure with contingents introduced into the space to promote the balance between studies and wellness.

Dormitory

Common


The contingency that lies in the dynamic and rhythm of nature acts as a powerful material and texture; To visualize natural phenomenons and further combine ephemeral elements with the seemingly opposite setting.


Residential community in a restricted structure; the contrast between the designated program and the experience with the use of

Weather.


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DUMBO

25 Washington Street

Building Type: Residential Location: 25 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York


Located on the border of the city of Brooklyn and the East River, the site is chosen to present the idea of a contrast created between the civilization and the factors of weather.

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Being an industrial building, the infrastructure itself packed against another on one side contrasted with the openess on the other facing would be most ideal to be the stage to showcase the envisioned environment.

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Level 7: Common 9253.5 SQ FT Level 6: Common 11700 SQ FT Level 5: Residences 11700 SQ FT Level 4: Residences 11700 SQ FT Level 3: Residences 11700 SQ FT Level 2: Residences 11700 SQ FT Level 1: Lobby 11700 SQ FT

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The area was originally a ferry landing, characterized by 19th- and early 20th-century industrial and warehouse buildings, Belgian block streets, and its location on the East River by the imposing anchorage of the Manhattan Bridge.


M e t h o d o l o g y

Calculation

Exploration

The grid strategy of planning of the city comparing the floating strategy of planning in nature

D e s i g n a t e d C i rc u l a t i o n

A u t o n o m o u s C i r c u l a t i o n

Circulation strategy of a traditional dormitory comparing to the floating programs.

By floating the programs, students have adopted the freedom to circulate around a program to put their observation skills at use.


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Affinity Diagram

Ability Potential

Possibility

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Problematical

Variable Events

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Weather

Opportunity Circumstances

Occasion

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Intervention Movements

Ventilation

The contingency that lies in the dynamic and rhythm of nature acts as a powerful material and texture; To visualize natural phenomenons and further combine ephemeral elements with the seemingly opposite setting.

How do ephemeral elements associate the human body and its structural confinements through experience?

To bring the “unexpected� into a space as a material that provokes sensory stimulation as a mean to connect the audience and the infrastructure.


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The wall wall showcases the play of light as it dances through the water, leaving its footprints on the surfaces beyond.

The moss pit reflects the humidity of the air as it changes in color, pattern and auroa.

The tree pit presents the activities of weather as it interact with the soil as texture and pattern; the air elements in the leaves as they shuffle.

The terrain loung embraces its users with the rhythms of nature by having them tread through the landscape and experience the updowns while stepping on and off.


P r o g r a m Stairs 354 SQ FT

Dining 1100 SQ FT

Lounge 397 SQFT Water 70 SQFT

Tree Pit 175 SQ FT Common Kitchen 1143 SQ FT

Recreation 570 SQ FT Moss Pit 42 SQ FT Restrooms 650 SQ FT B.O.H 370 SQ FT

Computer lab 540 SQ FT

This study examines the role of contingency as a material and aims to explore the contrast between the circumstantial and the calculated. With weather as an objective, it is used to visualize the intangible natural phenomenons and to introduce the dynamics of contingency into a built environment. Stairs 354 SQ FT Lounge 397 SQFT

Conference 405 SQ FT

Water 70 SQFT Tree Pit 175 SQ FT Cafe 400 SQ FT Production rm 434 SQ FT Conference 485 SQ FT Moss Pit 42 SQ FT Restrooms 650 SQ FT B.O.H 370 SQ FT

Indoor lounge 1205 SQ FT


Final Proposal_Section A

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Final Proposal_Section B


Empowering Maze

An Interactive retail + health center collaboration that incites self determination through spontaneous discoveries.

Retail, Office


Retail and Health Center Collaboration that empowers and help the population to discover themselves through pomoting independent determinations.


Collaboration that benefits the users’s mental and physical health by providing confidence and physical wellness.


The largest food, shopping and entertainment destination in the borough, City Point takes the spirit of Brooklyn to new heights.

Dekalb Market Hall

Building Type: Mixed use Location: Basement Level of City Point, 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn


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Nike

Planned Parenthood Mission -to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual -to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services -to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexualit -to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications


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A d j a c e n c y Recovery

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Muted materials contrast the vibrant products of Nike, creating a welcoming environment without being overwhelming as patients usually prefer discretion and anonymity.


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Various Projects


Furniture

Portable dsek top partition Portable, desk-top solution to acoustical, visual and physical privacy in a office setting.

Interchangeable modules that can be arranged into variations of shapes and textures along with different privacy needs. Modules can also be taken out, folded and carried on the go.


Retail

Wandering Exhalation A jewelry retail store that offers an unexpected experience in a heavily tourist populated area.

Focusing on the brand’s Chakra Collection, the space is designed to help achieve the spiritual ideaology and peacefulness in a busy area.


The tranquality of a forest ideal for self reflecting is recreated by trunk-like pillars scattered throughout the space, harmonizing with the aromathearphy services provided to further compliment the space with sensual and experiential qualities.


Medline Chang Interior Design Portfolio  
Medline Chang Interior Design Portfolio  
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