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nicole yip selected works 2017


hi there! I am Nicole Yip, a second year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The following is a collection of my academic work. I look forward to working with you in the future!

e. nicole.c.yip@gmail.com t. +1 416 524 3060 University of Waterloo School of Architecture 7 Melville Street South Cambridge, Canada


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works boarders without borders

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blob4

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nodes + tubes

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master plan: balance those ecologies!

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film

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EDUCATION 2015 - 2020

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours, Co-op

Courses include: Design Studio, Living Architecture Systems, Landscape Design, Timber Design, Cultural History 2011 - 2015

Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Enrolled in the CyberARTS Program; a specialized visual arts and design program Extracurriculars include: Yearbook Committee, Best Buddies Club, Reach for the Top

EXPERIENCE Intern at Gould Evans Architects

San Francisco, CA

+ Worked collaboratively with a team of 6 for a design conference to design a space for at risk youth under the mentoring program, Friends of the Children + Created proposal models for UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and San Francisco State University

2016

Studio and Workshop Assistant for this or that studio

Toronto, ON

+ Designed tables and counter tops for a newly opening restaurant + Built, assembled, and finished the products using workshop tools

2016 -

Creator at The Noun Project

+ Created a visual language that everyone can understand through the use of icons + www.thenounproject.com/ncyip 2014 - 2015

Yearbook Creative Director at Don Mills Collegiate Institute

+ Assembled and managed dedicated staff + Designed and created an intriguing yearbook + Lead weekly meetings, managed schedules, and supervised photoshoots 2014- 2015

Volunteer at Toronto International Film Festival

Selected Works 2017

2017

+ Provided screening information; such as film titles and start/end times + Checked, tore, and counted ticket stubs + Assisted with line-ups and crowd control

ACHIEVEMENTS Dean’s Honours List (University of Waterloo)

2016

+ Overall average above 80% CyberARTS Visual Arts Award (Don Mills Collegiate Institute)

2015

+ Highest academic standing within the CyberARTS program at Don Mills Collegiate Institute 2011 - 2015

Honour Roll (Don Mills Collegiate Institute) + Overall average above 80%

SKILLS Rhinoceros 3D Illustrator Photoshop

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InDeisgn Maxwell Render Google Sketchup

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AutoCAD Laser Cutting Hand Drafting/Model Making

Résumé

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Boarders without Borders

Nicole Yip

boarders without borders

Boarders without Borders intends to create temporary subsidized housing in the core of downtown Toronto for those recovering from mental illnesses. For example: those recovering from alcohol or substance abuse, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Often medication relieves symptoms affecting the individual, however it does not help them find a job and be in effective social relationships. People with mental illnesses are more likely to be stigmatized, owing to the fear and misunderstanding when they are not part of the community. Boarders without Borders addresses these issues by creating several public programs, allowing for the individual to rehabilitate themselves and engage with the public.

Supervisor: Adrian Blackwell Location: Toronto, Ontario


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Selected Works 2017

Boarders without Borders

north exterior perspective of building


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Bloor Street West

The building creates a continuous public path from Ossington Avenue to Carling Avenue with direct access from Ossington Station, allowing for full engagement with the building.

Boarders without Borders

Carling Avenue

Ossington Station

Ossington Avenue

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site given

elevate + mimic

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push lower public program mass towards residential side

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extrude residential units towards bloor street


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ground plan

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west elevation


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1. workshop 2. greenhouse 3. public courtyard 4. counselling rooms 5. group therapy rooms 6. laundry facilities 7. fitness centre 8. walk-in clinic

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1. maker space 2. greenhouse 3. public courtyard 4. counselling rooms

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exterior perspective into unit


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public courtyard

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workshop overlooking greenhouse


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north exterior elevation

sectional fragment model

west exterior elevation


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Boarders without Borders

unit model

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sectional fragment model


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blob4

The intention of this project was to create spaces within a volume that could then be occupied. The volume would merge seamlessly with the ground to create the effect that the volume was emerging out of the ground plane; almost as if the ground plane had been warped. Each pod would have a curved roof covering. The roof would have an alternating gap and piece of material. This would allow for different lighting conditions, as well as views from the interior of the pod. The pods would also be highlighted with a wood seating platform. The volumes have an opening at either end so that it does not entirely enclose the user. The wood platforms would also serve as an indicator for the shape of the pod.

Blob4

Supervisor: Connor O’Grady, Jake Read Location: Harbourfront, Toronto

model


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Blob4


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preliminary sketches

Blob4

Rhino model The model was created within Rhino, which was then brought into Grasshopper for it to be “sliced� and prepped for a laser cutting file. The volume began as a half-sphere, which was then divided into four quadrants. Then the half-sphere and curve along the base were blended together to create a smooth descent into the ground. Once that was complete I could scale these two surfaces to the

desired shape/size/height of the final pod. Four of these oval pods were created, which would then be merge with a cylindrical base. Ovals, would then be punched out of the base in order to insert the wood platforms for the pods. Then, the volume would be brought into Grasshopper, where I would slice the object vertically and lay them out onto the plane.


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The first two photos show experiments with the spacing between each curve, as well as explore the curves seamless integration with the surface. The last

two photos show how lighting conditions can change depending on the angle of the light.

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Blob4

axonometric + section

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view of pods

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interior view of pods


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nodes + tubes

This project hoped to address the endless possibilities that nodes could accomplish. The focus began at the node itself, creating a piece that could be developed by anyone and provide the greatest structural strength. Through multiple explorations, it was discovered that creating a pipe node rather than a ball node would allow for a greater number of connections within the system. The node would also be adaptable to use with a PVC pipe or a copper pipe, allowing for the node to be used anywhere in the world where these resources would be readily available.

Nodes + Tubes

Supervisor: Connor O’Grady, Jake Read With: Mark Clubine, Brandon Lim


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Nodes + Tubes

section through node


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box truss vs. triangulated truss

Nodes + Tubes

The main problem with structure, looking at the box truss, was that it was neither a safe nor efficient structure. Through triangulation we were able to create both a safe and efficient structure, which would allow for more configurations of the structure. This led us to creating a node, which consisted of 13 axis.


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section through node

Nodes + Tubes

1. 26 individual pipes allowing triangulation for structural efficiency 2. Hollow core to allow for both structural and non-structural (eg.wires) elements to pass through 3. 1/4� bolt holes to secure structural elements 4. Separated shells to increase contact with acid bath and allow for the majority of structural support to be removed


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Nodes + Tubes

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tube fitting

1� vs 1/2� copper pipe

3D printed sketch models,testing tolerances

fitting onto a pipe

testing of the final node connection


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node testing

1:2 3D printed test model

1:2 3D printed final model

1:2 3D printed final model w/ pipes

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sketch model of 12 axis node

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Nodes + Tubes

pavilion Originally, the intention of this particular node was to uphold a pavilion. However, through an exploration of ideas it was discovered that this node would prove to benefit the user beyond just pavilions. The capabilities of it would be endless, in which it could be used to construct a lamp, a table, or even a stage itself.


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the possibilities

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left to right; top to bottom 2. shelf 5. plant holder 8. stage

3. lighting fixture 6. trellis 9. endless possibilities

Nodes + Tubes

1. coat hanger 4. table 7. stool


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master plan: balance those ecologies!

Nicole Yip

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In this project we had create a new master plan for what was formally an exhibition and entertainment complex. Central to this project is the idea of balancing human and natural ecologies to create a landscape in which the two work together to produce its ultimate form. The human portion of the project is focused on education, recreation and research, and the natural portion is based on restoration, reconstruction and rehabilitation. Assessing commonalities between these focuses helped to develop the program of the project.

Balance Those Ecologies!

By attempting to balance human and natural ecologies, this project aims to create harmony between the two, and works to shape the landscape together.

Supervisor: Lola Sheppard Location: Ontario Place, Toronto


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Balance Those Ecologies!

year 5: wet meadow + river


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silos soil treatment area sunken garden cinesphere pods recreational area boardwalk

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amphitheatre research building public building educational building naturalized area parking

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Balance Those Ecologies!

The project works in a gradient of more-natural to less natural spaces, where the East Island contains a landscape rehabilitation project, the central area contains a meeting space and the West Island focuses on ecological research. The circulation, which is central to the project, not only serves to delineate areas within the project, but also works with the buildings to determine the future form of the landscape. These contain systems by which the landscapes are monitored and attended to if needed.

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fragment axo of mounds, sunken amphitheatre, and ecology systems

fragment axo of pods, cinesphere, and boardwalk

fragment axo of research pods, circulation, and ecology systems

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fragment axo of sunken garden, silos, and soil testing plots


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woodlands year 0

year 5

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reconstructed meadow erosion barrier

native tree restoration

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habitat reconstruction meadow transition

Balance Those Ecologies!

central path

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dry meadow + beach

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habitat restoration

restored meadow erosion control

Balance Those Ecologies!

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research station

restore dune condition

rehabilitated shoreline


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wet meadow + river year 0

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year 15

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reconstructed meadow

restored shoreline raised wetlands

restored streambed

spawning pool

woodland transition

research station

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film 2015-2017


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Film


all the best! Nicole Yip e. nicole.c.yip@gmail.com t. +1 416 524 3060

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