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Architectural Design Portfolio Michael On RIBA Part II Academic Work 2016 - 2018


Michael On Personal

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Website michaelon.com

AutoCAD

Email michaelon_34@hotmail.com

Rhino 3D

Phone +447716721769

Illustrator

Based Dalston, London Nationality British

3DS Max

Photoshop

InDesign Handmodeling

Language

Date of Birth 31/07/1990

English

Education

Professional Experience

University of East London - UEL London, UK / 09.16 - 07.18 MArch Part 2 Architecture Degree Unit 6 Led by Isaie Bloch, Gilles Retsin (4th year) and Jacub Klaska (5th year)

06/2016 - 11/2017 : COS Covent Garden Shop Assistant

Central Saint Martins - UAL London, UK / 09.09 - 07.12 Ba(Hons) Part 1 Architecture Degree

01/2013 - 12/2013: BAM Nuttall, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Apprentice Site Engineer

Tower Hamlets College London UK / 09.07 - 07.09 Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design

Achievements RIBA Student Silver Medal Nominee University of East London - UEL Overall Grade: Distinction

Cantonese

11/2014 - 06/2016 : Muji Islington Supervisor

- Worked on various projects within the Olympic Park, as part of the infrastructure team. - Built a boardwalk bridge and installing bowls along the L03 Bridge; all of which involved screw piling, form work and concrete pours. -Developed technical skills using the EDM, Gradient Level, Dumpy Level, GPS and CAT Scanner. -Analysed vital drawings, constantly improving my knowledge and understanding of construction details.

Central Saint Martins - UAL Overall Grade: 2:2

-Responsible with ensuring the correct paper work was in place and up to date; created permits, wrote diaries, check sheets and activity plans.

Tower Hamlets College Distinction, Distinction, Merit Achieved 720+ UCAS points.

-Worked alongside ground workers and Site Foreman; communicating the method of construction and awareness of services.

2009: Allen & Overy Artbeat Scholarship

-Ensured compliance with site health and safety rules along with creating safe working conditions.


Personal Statement My work investigates the production of space through geometrical studies exploring the connection between form and function. Architecture has always allowed me to combine my fascination with the functionality of art and design, and an enthusiasm for solving practical problems in the most beautiful manner. Increased computation capabilities have pushed my understanding of architecture as a relationship of objects into a new domain of spatial complexity, materiality, structure and aesthetic so to create heterogeneous space.


Project Introduction Crypto Auction House

New technology such as cryptocurrencies have given us the ability to facilitate transactions without government or third-party interference. The current advances being made with this technology and the advent of true decentralization are more important than ever due to the increasing stranglehold regulators have on traditional financial transactions.


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Massing Study


Geometrical Study Crypto Auction House

The library pieces were formed after an in depth study of surface delamination principles from a reference art (above). The aim of this study was to create a variety of complex surface models using a minimum of operations on geometry.


Library of Surfaces

1. Peel and Layer 2. Pinch and Fold 3. Pinch Circulation 4. Circulation Turn 5. Multi-directional Circulation 6. Tear


Iterations


Combining Principles These iterations are created by combining the complex surface models from the library and applying architectural understanding to the iterations such as structure, space and circulation.


Final Iteration The final iteration of the study aims to implement several working combinations discovered in previous experimentations. The model consists of three plates, each serving a specific purpose: the ground floor plate serves as a ground condition and provides structural support, the first floor plate works as circulation, and the roof plate defines the shape and serves as a cover.


Iteration Chunks


Final Iteration

Interior View Core View


Final Iteration

Side View


Final Iteration


Front View


Plagiarism The final iteration of the study was posted on UEL Instagram page and gained instant online traction via social media platforms such as Next Top Architects, receiving 16,000+ likes. In an interesting turn of events, this design was plagiarised by a Taiwanese firm HC Design (above images) and entered into a government-ran national competition, in which it won a budget of ÂŁ8.2 million and is set to start building by the end of the year. This case received an incredible amount of media attention in Taiwan in March, it made national news on several news channels (i.e.. Liberty Times, TBVS, People News, Now News, Next Media etc)


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City govt. of Taoyuan, Taiwan says no evidence of plagiarism in 'Conch' Museum design Allegations emerged in April that the winning design for the centerpiece of Taoyuan's Yongan Fishing Port Cultural Park project had been plagiarized from an architectural student in London   633

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Image of the 'Conch' Building from the Taoyuan Office of Public Construction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taoyuan City Government has completed an investigation into allegations of plagiarism that emerged after a preliminary investment of NT$9,176,000 (US$306,000) for the Yongan Fishing Port and Cultural Park project was approved by the Office of Public Construction in late March. After the allegations emerged, the city took the matter seriously and conducted an investigation. The city announced on Thursday, May 24 that there was no evidence of plagiarism in the design, with the Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (

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Originally netizens claimed that the winning design for the center piece of the Cultural Park, the soCity govt. of Taoyuan, Taiwan says no called “Conch” building, which is reminiscent of a large conch shell, was plagiarized from an evidence of plagiarism in 'Conch' architectural student in London, Michael On, who goes by the ID “mik3yon” on Instagram.   Museum design

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Image of the 'Conch' Building from the Taoyuan Office of Public Construction Michael On's design that sparked allegations of plagiarism (Image from Instagram user mik3yon) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taoyuan City Government has completed an investigation into allegations of plagiarism that emerged after a preliminary investment of NT$9,176,000 (US$306,000) The Fishing Port renovation and Cultural Park Project ( ) is for the Yongan Fishing Port and Cultural Park project was approved by the Office of Public estimated to cost the city approximately NT$33.11 million (US$1.1 million). Construction in late March. Liberty Times reports that the after the rejection of plagiarism allegations, the design process will Theto After the allegations emerged, the city the matter and conducted an investigation. 1. Construction is expected continue, with the complete design andtook blueprints to beseriously submitted June city announced on Thursday, May 24 that there was no evidence of plagiarism in the design, with the begin later this year. Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan ( Taoyuan

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Crypto Auction House From Form to Architecture

The Crypto Auction House aims to normalise the use of cryptocurrency by proposing a market space and auction house where goods can be sold and purchased only with bitcoin. This encourages the use of cryptocurrency and challenges the idea that bitcoin is only for the tech savvy individual. By applying the findings from the geometrical study to the chosen programs and context of Vltavskรก, Prague, this building explores how the curved forms react with the function and site. To achieve the curved form of the structure, I have chosen to use cross laminated timber which is arranged in a grid shell structure.


West Elevation


East Elevation


Long and Short Section


Interior Render Hallway Entrance/ Stairway


Ground Floor


Interior Render Grand Auction Room


Elements


Discrete XL This project explores how the architectural method of Discrete Elements can be applied to conceptual studies as well as specific urban landscapes, thereby illustrating the contextual relationship a building has to its environment. This study starts by developing a discrete element design through a sculptural case study. This design is situated within the contexts of an existing landscape, specifically the post-socialist Belgrade in Serbia. The aim of this study is to propose an intervention with the current conditions of Block 21 in the new Belgrade.


Combined elements to create spatial qualities within a larger context of a building.

Aggregation of Elements


Isometric Section Section


Circulation through Aggregation Study


Perspective Render


Grid Study


Reassembling the Elements Looking at the strict grid system that new Belgrade is based on, my design addresses the need to connect the separate blocks and create a pathway, in order to provide more of a sense of community. Thus, the intervention I propose is a library and a exhibition space to act as a core to New Belgrade.


Perspective Render


Interior Render Section


Architectural Design Portfolio Michael On RIBA Part II Academic Work 2016 - 2018

Michael On Architectural Portfolio 2016 - 2018  
Michael On Architectural Portfolio 2016 - 2018  
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