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MEYVIN PUSPITA folio 2013


CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 02 PAST / FUTURE / PRESENT 03 Design Studio 4 EVOLVING WITH TIME 11 Design Studio 3 STUDLEY PARK BOATHOUSE 17 Design Studio 2 SITE TECTONICS 23 Landscape Studio

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INTRODUCTION The following four projects were accomplished during the course of Bachelor of Environments at the University of Melbourne. These selected projects demonstrate my personal taste in architecture as well as my own exploration of space, technology, tradition and culture. To me, a piece of architecture is ultimately a combination between art and science, intertwined with and responsive to the location, the cultures and the future of the site it sits on. Coming from a drafting background with a diploma in Building Design and Technology, my own approach in architectural design leans heavily towards functionalism and constructability. I aim to design practical spaces that offer a sense of volume, as well as comfort, while integrating sustainability and passive design principles into the design of the building.

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PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT IS a design that reminisces on the glorious time when cars were first invented and admired, without forgetting the current environmentally-related issues, as well as the future of cars. The past is represented by the exposed parking garage that allows the parked cars to be seen from the road, while the future is represented by the car showroom that displays and sells environmentally-friendly cars, from hybrid cars to all-electric cars of any brand and any price. The form of the building is derived from the shape of futuristic aerodynamic cars, which is often of smooth seamless curves. This approach to oneness and seamless integration is also taken into account in the form of the building by bringing the smooth curves into the “past� part of the building.

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View of Proposed Showroom from Victoria Street


PAST / FUTURE / PRESENT Design Studio 4

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Site Plan N.T.S.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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Concept and Design Diagrams N.T.S.

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Longitudinal Section and East Elevation 1:1000 Top Right

South Elevation 1:1000

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View of the Proposed Building from La Trobe Street N.T.S. Top Right

Internal Perspective of the Showroom N.T.S.

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View Looking Up the Showroom’s Atrium N.T.S. Top Right

View of the Bachelor’s Apartment N.T.S.

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WITH THE combination of voronoi and catenary structuring, a unique proposal for the gateway project for Wyndham City has been developed. The structure will be integrated into the surrounding landscape and promote ecology by including a trellis of vegetation that is supported with a capillary system, encouraging the growth of vegetation overtime. The positioning of the anchor points for the catenary structure was derived from analysing a basic scenario of cars entering the site from both directions and drawing their lines of sight and relationships with one another, forming intersecting points. Aiming to prolong the welcoming experience, the structure is horizontally placed across two areas of the site.

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Site Plan N.T.S.


EVOLVING WITH TIME Design Studio 3


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Diagram of the Site Analysis N.T.S.

The voronoi cells will be made from copper which will naturally weather and will progress in colours from brown to green, reflecting the weathering coastal aspect of Wyndham City and rustic notion of its country. Structural galvanized steel will also be predominately used which will surround and hold the voronoi cells. Parametric advancements enabled us to formulate a catenary structure, precisely apply voronoi to the surface and fabricate such complex double curved geometries through unrolling each individual cell.


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Capillary System N.T.S. Top Right

Fabrication Process N.T.S. Right

South Elevation 1:2000


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Plan of Water Tank N.T.S. Top Middle

Image of Site Model N.T.S.

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Structure at Nighttime N.T.S.

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THE DESIGN of the Studley Park Boathouse is largely derived from Richard Meier’s design for the Hoffmann House. The plans predominantly consist of one orthogonal rectangle interwoven with another one that is rotated 45 degrees at the entry point. This results in the creation of northfacing edges, which receive plenty of sunlight, and therefore, may be utilised as functional spaces, such as the restaurant and the cafe. The organisation of the plans is based on the separation of public and private areas. The adoption of the grids determines the sectioning of the spaces, as well as the locations of the structural columns. These spaces are organised central to the atrium, since the atrium provides most of the natural light in the building.

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View of Proposed Boathouse from Opposite the Yarra River


STUDLEY PARK BOATHOUSE Design Studio 2: Learning from the Master

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Ground Floor Plan 1:200

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First Floor Plan 1:200 Bottom Left

East Elevation 1:400

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Bird’s-Eye View of the Proposed Boathouse N.T.S. Top Middle

View of the Entry to the Proposed Boathouse N.T.S.

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Internal Perspective of the Atrium N.T.S.

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THE TASK in this landscape design studio was to integrate an accessway with a recreational public pavilion into the site, which is located somewhere along Marybyrnong River. The design proposed to provide an equal access, therefore incorporating wheelchair-accessible ramps as well as several sets of stairs. The intention is to not exclude the disabled. These ramps and stairs are also integrated with the platform the pavilion sits on. On site, the position of the pavilion was rotated so to achieve the maximum amount of sunlight while maximising the view towards the river. Additionally, the patio is also positioned facing north so that it may be utilised for outdoor activities during sunny days.

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View of Public Pavilion from the Equal-Access Ramps


SITE TECTONICS Landscape Studio

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Fine Grading Plan 1:400

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Bird’s-Eye View of the Pavilion and the Accessway N.T.S.

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Meyvin Puspita's Portfolio  

Architectural Portfolio: 3 Architectural Design Projects and 1 Landscape Design Project