MELISSA ESTELLA LIM 2012-2016
ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
MELISSA ESTELLA LIM NATIONALITY DATE OF BIRTH PHONE NUMBER EMAIL ADDRESS LINK
SINGAPORE 27 JUNE 1992 +65 93888389 email@example.com www.issuu.com/melissaestellalim
EDUCATION SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE - 2015-2016 SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ARCHITECTURE & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN) - 2012-2015 CATHOLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE GCE A’LEVELS - 2009-2010 CHIJ ST THERESA’S CONVENT GCE O’LEVELS -2005-2008
SKILLS RHINOCEROS GRASSHOPPER C# VRAY ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ADOBE INDESIGN AUTODESK AUTOCAD REVIT DYNAMO MASTER CAM
AWARDS ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION VISITING SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP - RIAU ISLAND JAN 2016 SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN ASIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME SCHOLARSHIP - 2011
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & EXTERNAL WORKS 2
FARM - M.ARCH INTERNSHIP 2015 NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL EXTERNAL FACADE -2012 CHINESE NEW YEAR 2012 LIGHT-UP
CONTENTS SMART ASSEMBLY CONSTRUCTION SINGAPORE VISITOR CENTRE HAWKER CENTRE PLUG-IN SPACE LIVE . PLAY . WORK THE BAY RESIDENCES THE WALL EFFECT THE STADIUM GATEHOUSE SG50 MUSEUM SUBTERRAIN GARDENS STRUCTURE OF SPACE THE CANOPY WOOD BENDING
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SMART ASSEMBLY CONSTRUCTION MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE THESIS ADVISOR: SAWAKO KAIJIMA
1) Base connection 2) Main connection 3) Secondary connection (directional line)
A Smart Assembly mechanism designed to create a more efficient construction process
When buildings are built, the complexity of construction processes require skilled construction workers to partake in assembling the entire architecture. If we are able ease this process, non-skilled users would be able to build their intended design. Given our computational design tools and digital fabrication methods,are we able to create building elements for construction that contains pre-imbued characteristics to ease the process? This thesis aims to develop an assembly and dis-assembly system that reduce onsite construction time and material waste. In particular, I will be looking at various joint geometries and connection systems.
3) SUB-CONNECTION This green cable is the directional cable which enables the components to rotate to the desired position for them to be ďŹ tted. It is also the last cable to be pulled
Facade with glass
2) MAIN CONNECTION This main blue cable connects through all 6 components which pulls everything together Facade with glass
1) BASE CONNECTION This red cable connects through the base 3 components which pulls bottom base together before all the components are connected. Beam structure
Facade with glass
With the initial overarching aim to reduce the complexity of construction processes, I decided to focus on something very small scale and specific. In this thesis, I experimemented on the basics of how building blocks could join and meet. Subsequently, this led to my exploration on how such components could “smartly” connect and lock in a desired configuration. Through the geometric investigation of this thesis, a novel “smart” assembly construction mechanism was created. The structure is made up of components with unique design joints connected with tension cables, allowing the entire structure to be erected “smartly”. By testing the unique joint and mechanism on various geometries, this mechanism could potentially be used in different designed structures and scales. The implementation of this “smart” assembly construction will also allow structures to be built with minimal labour and time, possibly easing the entire construction process. Therefore, I hope “smart” construction processes can be further explored and implemented in the building industry.
SINGAPORE VISITOR CENTRE
8 ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO INSTRUCTOR : OLIVER HECKMANN
A new visitor centre located in the famous shopping district, Orchard Road.
Analysing the site and its urban context, this visitor centre is designed to be a transitional place for people from one place to another along Orchard Road. With continuity as an concept in mind, the design technique used created spaces with a single folded piece of paper that also provided as structural system for the visitor centre.
Public Space Open Space
Enclosed space Semi-Open Space
Heere ren re Heeren
Ca irn hill Ro ad
Courts Ma M Man an nd nd da a arrrin Mandarin
Orc ha rd
O rcha rc cha ha arrd Orchard
9 313 Somerset
HAWKER CENTRE ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO: TECTONIC SPACES INSTRUCTOR: FELIX RASPALL
IVE PASIR RIS DR
PASIR RIS BUS INTERCHANGE
PASIR RIS FISHING POND
TENSION + COMPRESSION Storage Area
A Bicycle Parking
STRESS LINES OF HYPERBOLIC SURFACE
RE-CONFIGURED STRUCTURE BASED ON STUDY
STRESS LINES STUDY
Design a local food court in the heart of Pasir Ris
ACCESSIBLE ROOF TOP
STRUCTURE AND ROOF PLAN
This project seeks to challenge a typical hawker centre and to create a roof structure with stress lines analysis. With the given access points and wind analysis, the hawker centre is designed with an undulating roof which allows the space below to be naturally ventilated. Using the stresslines study from a hyperbolic surface, the tension and compression lines were then re-conďŹ gured to ďŹ t the roof structure. This helps to create a structurally optimised and organic roof structure for the hawker centre.
PLUG-IN SPACE ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO
INSTRUCTOR: JACKSON TAN
Designing a integral space in the â€˜heartâ€™ of SUTD Dover Campus above The Oasis
Using the design technique of cutting, sculpting and pushing, light is brought into the designated spaces which enhances the use of natural lighting into the building. Exploring of how this could be done initially, I sculpted a block of clay with the intentions to bring light into the covered spaces. This technique was then applied to the actual design of the Plug-In Space wih the programme mapping intended.
LIVE . PLAY. WORK ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO
INSTRUCTOR: KEE WEI HUI
HIGH DENSITY LIVING
Residential Residential Commercial
Design 100 housing units in the heart of York Hill Nodes of Interaction
CONCEPT Targeting the rise in entreprenuership among the youngsters in the area, the overall aim is to create a living and working space for buzzing entreprenuers. The units are arranged in a way that encourgages interaction and also improves natural ventilation through the building
Exploring into the modularity of the houses, the spaces were designed to provide a unique experience for each of the households. Investigating the various arrangements of the modules, they were then arranged to bring the urban and exciting landscape into the building
Toilet Living Room Bedroom
- Residential - Commercial
Twin Hybrid (Single Level)
Duplex Twin Hybrid
Dupled Studio Hybrid
THE BAY RESIDENCES BUILDING INFORMATION & DESIGN INSTRUCTOR: BIGE TUNCER
OVERALL MASSING BLOCKS The overall positioning of the 4 blocks is arranged to ensure natural ventilation is optimised through the blocks.
INDIVIDUAL MASSING ITERATIONS Each block is angled to reduce solar irradiation and increase shading internally.
Scale 1:200 0 2m
Structural pillars are placed strategically according to the arranged programs to ensure a more continuous ďŹ‚ow of spaces.
16 15 13
1m Overhang 2m Overhang
SHADING AND VISUAL CONNECTIVITY
While balconies provide shade for the level beneath it, the balconies are designed to follow a overall hexagonal pattern to ensure visual connecitivty between levels and yet to maximise balcony space.
B Bedroom 15m²
Toilet 4m² Living Room 61m²
REF. R EF.
Lift Lobby 69m²
Balcony 3m² Bedroom 17m²
Living Room 43m²
Balcony 1m² Bedroom 11m²
Dining Area 14m²
Sky Garden 35 m†
Living Area 39m²
Common Area 58m²
Bedroom 14m² Balcony 3m²
Bedroom 14m² Toilet 3m²
A 20,000m2 residential project using BIM
From conceptualising the overall massing to ďŹ guring out the structural component of this residential project, this project encompasses the use of BIM.
Scale 1:500 0 5m
THE WALL EFFECT ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: OLIVIER OTTEVAERE
Ramp Ram mp St Start tart Point Point
Site 5 Millenia Walk
Site 5 Millenia Walk
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d lic Blv Repub
masek Ave Ramp Start Point
Leisure Raffles Blvd
Designing a Start-up Hub in between 2 highways
Busstop B usstop
SITE 2 Area: 9926.78m2
SITE 3 Area: 10884.46m2
SITE 1 Area: 37319.68m2
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, Singapore
Ramp Start Point
ve Ave emasek A Temasek T
SITE 8 Area: 13658.56m2
Ramp Start Point
f les Blvd ff Raffles R Ra
Bu ssto p
SITE 6 Area: 8362.82m2
EAST COAST PARKWAY
Bu ssto t p
Raffle s Av e
Raf Raffles affles Ave v
Ra R aff ffle flles A Av ve
SITE 7 Area: 4299.30m2
Bu s In ter cha ng e
East Coast Parkway
SITE 5 Area: 13843.82m2
Bus Buss top to u s top
East E ast Coast Coast Parkway y
ve Ave k A m Temasek T emasek
Bussto Busstop t p
SITE 4 Area: 9376.05.46m2
Singapore Flyer Singapore Flyer
Youth Olympic Park Youth Olympic Park
SItuated between 2 busy highways, the challenge of this project is to create working spaces in this long stretch site that is naturally ventilated.
Schematic Site Map Scale 1:15000
-Wall System - Wind Flow
Larger Indoor Office Space
Larger Outdoor Space
Designing a Start-up Hub in between 2 highways
This project explores a new construction technique with the use of fabric controlled by slabs of wood. The use of fabric allows the contruction of doublecurved surfaces and the varying properties of the types of cloth will produce a unique effect on the mould designed. Overall, this construction technique will create a new type of wall effect on the external and internal spaces.
The central divider can be slide from left to right to create different types of spaces
THE STADIUM STRUCTURE & ENCLOSURE DESIGN INSTRUCTOR: BIGE TUNCER
Design a new sports hall for SUTD Dover campus with a long span needed for the central core.
This long span sports hall is designed to provide a conducive experience for both sportsmen and spectators where circulation was used a driving force for the design of this hall. Strucutral analysis was also done to investigate the feasibility of the long span structure.
Atheletes Lockers Entrance Reception
GYM Play area
Judges / Guest
Steps facing field
LEVEL 2 PLAN 1:100
S EC T I O N
An innovative and interactive entrance/exit gantry for SUTD Dover Campus
How do we deﬁne ‘Threshold’? It distinguishes 2 or more different deﬁned spaces and this could be a form of a physical barrier that one will experience. Looking at the popularity of cycling among students, there is a need to expand the parking spaces of bicycles. Hence, creating this spaces at the ‘Threshold’ would not only provide convenience for riders but also create a unique form of Gatehouse that will change according to the riders’ movement.
GATEHOUSE ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO
INSTRUCTOR: BIGE TUNCER
Bicycle rental 25
SG50 MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE CORE STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: OLIVER HECKMANN
CONCEPT Singapore’s 50 years journey and future will be showcased in 3 parts; Past, Present, Future.
Designing a museum in commeration with Singapore’s 50th birthday to showcase all about the past, present and future of Singapore In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th birthday, this unique musuem will showcase the Past, Present and Future of Singapore. With so much changes made within this 50 years, the museum will take visitors into different timezones as they walk through these bubbles of spaces. This project allowed me to experiment various ways to construct a building skin for complex geometries.
PERMEABILITY OF LIGHT Permeability of light into spaces was explored using the different materials that could be adapted as a building skin for the museum. White glue was used a binder with materials like string, gauze and cotton wool in this exploration.
SUB-TERRAIN GARDENS MATERIAL COMPUTATION INSTRUCTOR : SAWAKO KAIJIMA
Creating a new spatial experience underground with the introduction of Sub-Terrain Gardens
MATERIAL TOPOLOGY ANALYSIS Material is suggested to be places at where tension and compression is the at its highest. This analysis was done using a plug-in with grasshopper to attain that analysis
Challenging the social normality of a typical column that is to be hidden or only to serve as a structural component, this project aims to explore the various forms that a column could take. With the deliberate attempt to introduce natural light into an underground space, a new type of sub-terrain garden is created to provide a new spatial experience for people to walk through.
FABRICATION PROCESS Each unique layer was milled and stacked upon one another as cement was poured into the layers of foam.. Subsequently, it was casted in the mould for 3 full days.
Design a space divider for IDC
Using a photo, the colour pixels were mapped out as a basis for the 5 different modules which are then aggregated according to the picture. This conversion process was done in Grasshopper. The porosity of this space divider allow ï¬‚uidity through the spaces while still being a physical barrier between 2 spaces.
STRUCTURE OF SPACE 30
INSTRUCTOR: SAWAKO KAIJIMA
THE CANOPY MATERIAL COMPUTATION INSTRUCTOR: SAWAKO KAIJIMA
Design and analyse a cantilevered canopy that is structurally sound with a deďŹ‚ection of less than 0.05m with grasshopper Tension
Inspired by how the rigidity of a piece of paper can be increased by folds, the canopy was designed to have alternate rows of the structural system to be higher than the other rows. This provides folds that can increase the rigidity of the system especially parts further away from the supporting wall. Morever, the material density was also considered to optimise the use of material. Analysing the forces in the structural system. the largest tension and compression occur nearer to the supporting wall. Therefore, the part closer to the supporting wall should be stronger to reduce the tension and compression forces. In this case, some material is reduced further away from the wall.
Maintaining the same number of rows and columns structure in the canopy, a lower deďŹ‚ection is observed with the new design. This upgraded design helps to reduce the stress by strengthening the connecting area to the supporting wall and reduces the total load of the canopy. This structural analysis was done with a plugin in Grasshopper.
WOOD BENDING 32
DIGITAL DESIGN & FABRICATION
INSTRUCTOR: STYLIANOS DRITSAS
A robotic fabrication process to shape thin proďŹ le linear timber elements into curved geometries using a novel thermoforming approach This method of wood bending challenges traditional techniques as it does not require complex molds. This system comprises of: 1) The tooling apparatus: stationary steaming, bending jig and a six axis industrial robotic pneumatic grip endeffector 2) A digital fabrication protocol motion planning and control of the robotic wood bender 3) A parametric modelling component that approximates the bent curved timber elements to mathematically deďŹ ned curve. Overall, this robotic fabrication of wood bending explores a new way to manufacture with wood with more accuracy without the need for heavy clamping or steam baths.