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SELECTED WORKS 2008-2014

Linh Ngo Master in Architecture Ball State University


Table of Content NOTABLE SKILL • Architectural concept design • Visualization

FULL LIST OF PROJECTs (Links to Personal Website: lnngo.wordpress.com) Vin Pearl Da Lat Resort Rethinking The Urban Space Facade Renovation - The Box Concept Private House 02

Columbus Art Center • Facade design • Floor plan development • Visualization

Star ADII Tower • Classical style design • Visualization

TD Complex • Residential design • Residential Interior design • Visualization • Construction Drawing development Private House 01 • Master Planning • Urban design • Visualization

Tre Island Resort 2

Private House 03 Thanh Cong Park - The Urban Green Heart CG Art Work Photography


Preface After years of practice in professional environments, I have participated in projects of multiple types and phases. Those valuable working experiences have rendered me with comprehensive knowledge of the profession and fundamental skills required of a senior architectural designer. Being an archiectural designer, I am fascinated by both the challenges that come along in the design process and the significant impact of the design solutions on people’s lives.

LINH NGO 1821 W. Royale Dr. - Apt. 3A Muncie, Indiana, USA, 47304 (765) 7499473 ngo@nlinh.com - lnngo@bsu.edu http://lnngo.wordpress.com

On the other hand, I am interested in incorporating architectural theories and the ongoing development of technology into practice. The Master’s degree in Architecture at Ball State University that I am taking, fortunately, has offered me golden opportunities of immersing in the current field discourses. The Program’s invited experts and academians in areas of sustainability, Net-zero design, digital fabrication, computer-aids design and social justice issues have brought lively and diversified perspectives to my professional development. These hereby selected works are the reflection of my journey in architecture over the years in both academic and professional environments. I hope they could help present my long-embraced ideology: A great architectural solution should well respond to real- world constraints of clients’ needs, financial resources and construction technologies while being the manifestation of the architect himself.

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THE COLUMBUS ART CENTER COLUMBUS, INDIANA 2013

BACKGROUND

ABOUT THE STUDIO

BSU Graduate Studio Instructor - Steven Risting In collaboration with Spencer Blaney Year done - 2013 Role - Building programing & circulation, Concept design, design development, architectural visualization, presentation.

This studio is supposed to meet the NAAB criteria for “Comprehensive Design” which demonstrate the following abilities:

PROJECT DETAIL Location: Art district, Columbus, IN Site area: 110.000 square feet. Total floor area : 90. 000 square feet. Cost estimate: $ 26,500,000

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• Conceptual Design • Contextual Design • Composition and Material Expression of Facades • Pursuit of Design Excellence • Sustainable Design.


Cummnin H.Q

Downtown Columbus

Center of Art Dist.

Fourth Street SEAR 1 story

Site Location

Wasington Street

Brown Street

Hotel 4 Stories

Art District

Fifth Street

PARKING 4 stories

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EXISTING PLAN & SITE BACKGROUND

Jackson Street

SITE & CONTEXT

The Common

Existing Building Plan The project is located in the Center of the Art District, South West area of Downtown Columbus. The site uniquely faces three main development axes of the Plan of the Art District; Jackson Street is the Art Axis, Fourth Street is the Entertainment Axis and Fifth Street is the Architectural Axis. That brings both challenges and opportunites to the promotion of community activities in the area.

Existing building - The arcade

The existing building is in one-floor light-weight steel frame structure. It is the downtown Post Office designed by Kevin Roche in 1970. There were controversial opinions about the design of the Post Office; however, the arcade front side was regarded as the historical image of the building. The beam span and the facade of the parking building on the opposite side of Jackson Street were influenced by the architectural expression of the acarade.

Enterntainment Axis - 4th Street

Cummin H.Q - Fifth Street

Parking Bldg - Jackson Street

Indigo Hotel - Brown Street 5


SPACE & MASS CONCEPT

This is the modern successor of the old arcade. A new floor is added and the footprint is twice bigger. Alunimium panel and glass facade produce a modern expression.

Past & Future Bridge Art Studios - community space

The excessive cantilever of the second floor on the Four St. emphasizes the horizontal mass of the arcade while being a visually appealing point to passengers on this busy entertainment street. For the purpose of activating the public space, this urban courtyard is the interesting space that attracts visitors from Fourth St. to the site. Activities in the courtyard would range from outdoor exhibitions, outdoor performances, to coffee shops, shopping in farmer markets, and other public events.

The Urban Courtyard It should increase revenue and The green core - Community add several LEED points to the activity hub. project.

This residental tower serves as the lankmark that attracts views from both passengers on Four St. & riders in the high traffic on Brown St.

The Vertical Landmark Extended stay residential tower.

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Its plan is strategically rotated. The intention is to open the space to the courtyard while emphasizing the tower’s vertical mass to passengers on the above streets.


PERSPECTIVE

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ELEVATIONS

Jackson Street Elevation

Fourth Street Elevation

Brown Street Elevation

Fifth Street Elevation 8


FLOOR PLANS

INTERIOR SPACES

Main Entrance Interior Democratic and inviting spaces are widely openned to the green couryard. A mix-use of both indoor and outdoor spaces for community activities is expected.

First floor plan

Second Floor Lobby Interior An exquisite view is openned to the green roof outside. The lobby is also the gallery space for the 2D studios. Sun blinds would be applied for the interior space.

Second floor plan 9


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BUILDING SYSTEM DIAGRAM


TECTONIC MODEL

WALL SECTION

The beam span of the new arcade was adjusted to be 24’, two-third of the existing span of 36’. It conforms well with the reserved structure while improving the facade rhythm on Jackson Street. It matches with the 24’ span of the Parking Structure on the opposite side. The footings of the existing columns were kept and renovated to become sitting spots. That helps remind of the old arcade while being an urban space for gathering.

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STAR ADII TOWER - LUXURIOUS LIVING HANOI, VIETNAM 2011 - 2012

BACKGROUND

ABOUT THE PROJECT

ACT Architects - Professional work Chief Architect - Vinh Nguyen Year done - 2012 Role - Schematic Design & Design Development Team Member, incharge of master planning, concept & facade design, facade material research, apartment floor Plan development, Architectural Visualization Team Leader.

Located on the Southeast development axis of Hanoi, the project is in the top Northwest corner of Aomo New Urban Area, the site is planned for residential and mix-use functions.

PROJECT DETAIL Location: Southeast of Center of Hanoi, Vietnam Site area: 1.3 ha (~3.3 acres). Type: 33-floor apartment twin tower

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While the adjacent, newly completed Urban Area, Time City targets the mid-income class with typical 20 floored apartment buildings, the Star ADII tower addresses the lack of luxurious living spaces in this virgorously developing zone. This would be the distinctive appearance of the client’s brandname in the real estate market in the North part of Vietnam. The tower is aimed to be an iconic landmark.


SITE & CONTEXT

THE MASTER PLAN & MASTER PLANNING CONCEPT

Apart. views

Cars out

Time City Urban Area

Green core Sun light

Sun light

AO MO Urban Area

Site Location

Cars in Apart. views

Car & Men Flows - View Angles

Primary wind

Sustainability - Energy Efficiency

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CONCEPTS

Facade Rhythm - Dynamic & Hi-tech Achieved by strategically mixing glasses, sun screens and finishing balcony materials on both vertical and horizontal axis.

Private Roof-top Gardens Luxury two-storey penthouses with private gardens - the real villas in the sky.

The Green Core - Activities Hub Playing both the role of a neighborhood activites hub and a sustainable green core that improves the micro-climate in the building’s commercial floors.

Penthouse

Apartment Floors

Commercial floors Carpark Basement Floor Function Section 14

Material Research - Sun Screen System. The aluminium solar control of Hunter Douglas was chosen for its lightweight, outstanding performance on solar control, flexibility in louver’s size, shape and finishing color, and top quality vesus price.


PERSPECTIVE

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BASEMENT LEVEL 01

ACTIVITIES HUB 16 16

FIRST FLOOR PLAN


SECOND FLOOR PLAN

SIDE ENTRANCE

FOURTH FLOOR PLAN

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TYPICAL APARTMENT FLOOR & PENTHOUSE FLOOR

APARTMENT AND PENTHOUSE PLANS

S12: Standard Two-bedroom Plan Side Entrance

E2: Extra space Three-bedroom Plan

L5: Luxury Penthouse Level 01

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ELEVATED GREEN

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THE URBAN HUB - TUNG DUONG COMPLEX QUANG NINH, VIETNAM 2011 BACKGROUND ACT Architects - Professional work Chief Architect - Vinh Nguyen Year done - 2011 Role - Schematic Design & Design Development Team Member, incharge of programming and circulation of the hotel, conceptual & facade design for the hotel, Architectural Visualization. PROJECT DETAIL Location: South Pole of Tuan Chau Island, Quang Ninh, Vietnam. Site area: 6000 m2 ( ~ 1.2 arce). Type: Eleven-floor complex commercial. The project is located at the busy transportation hub of Tuan Chau Island. The South side of the site faces Tuan Chau Tourist Harbour which has a huge need for temporary stay. In taking the location advantage, the client’s intention is to create a complex that provides hotel and commercial functions to the public. Classical architectural style is expected.

Tung Duong Harbour

Site Location THE MASTER PLAN

1/ Three star Hotel. 2/ Commercial Housing Blocks. 3/ Commercial streets. 4/ Private own offitel. 5/ 4th floor swimming pool.

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PLANNING CONCEPT COMMERCIAL STREET

THE COMMERCIAL BLOCK

Although, the block appears to be united, it consists of 20 separated three-storey residential units. The first floors of these would be private commercial business. The planning concept looks at the site as an united commercial street. The main street pavement, the indoor commercial space, the sidewalk between units and the first floor of the hotel are smoothly connected. The variation in types of spaces and the richness in terms of services and amenities in different units and the hotel join to make a lively and intriguing commercial area.

In-block Side-walk

Main-street Pavement

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

FOURTH FLOOR PLAN

Shop

Sto

Outdoor cafe

Swimming pool

Coffee Bar

Sto Restaurant

Main Entrance

Multi purpose Space

HOTEL ENTRANCE HALL INTERIOR

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Restaurant


TOP FLOOR PLAN TYPICAL HOTEL ROOM PLAN

Kitchen Bar City scape Cafe Out door cafe

Ballroom

The first four floors are focused on public services. They are combined with the commercial block to provide a rich set of services for tourists and visitors in the area. Functions include: Restaurants, outdoor and indoor coffee, swimming pool, shop, conference room. There are 7 hotel room floors of 100 rooms, technical & service spaces are on the North side while views to the sea on East and South sides are maximized. The top floor is utilized for a city scape bar a round ball room with exquisite view to the sea.

FOURTH FLOOR SWIMMING POOL INFINITY VIEW TO THE SEA

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THE COMPLEX PERSPECTIVE

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PRIVATE HOUSE 01 HAI PHONG, VIETNAM 2011

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PROJECT DETAIL

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ACT Architects - Professional work Chief Architect - Vinh Nguyen Year done - 2011 Role - Architectural Concept, Facade Design, Interiror Design Team Leader, Design Quality Control, Construction Drawing Supervisor, Architectural Visualization, Presentation.

neighbor villa

Location: Cat Bi Airport Urban Area, Hai Phong, Vietnam. Site area: 253 m2 ( ~ 2723 sq. ft). Type: Four-floor residential.


LANDSCAPE DESIGN GARDEN SPACE

FACADE DESIGN NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVE

Garden plan

Garden corner The client wanted to have a modern house with luxury interior spaces. The architectural solution is demanded to be energy efficient with careful consideration about the extreme sunlight effects on the West side while the rooms need to remain opened to the garden around the house. The plot is rectangular with comfortable accesses from Northwest & Northeast sides. The house is placed close to the inner corner to reserve the front area for garden. Main interior spaces are opened to the garden to take in South east cool air flows.

Outdoor Dinning

Opennings on the West side are refrained due to the extreme sunlight. Wooden sun blinds are also used at the opennings on this side. 27


FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR DESIGN

The rooms are well interconnected to bring the ease of use and family atmosphere to the interior while they are still smoothly devided by the furniture. The nature is welcomed to the spaces as all rooms are openned to the garden. The main color theme is warm colors to bring warmth to the family. Materials are natural stone and paint.

Floor Plan LIVING ROOM

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The dinning room is gently separeted from the living room with wooden shelves and decorations. The kitchen is devided into two parts. The bar is connected with the dinning table to make the dinning area while the cooking area is enclosed with glass partition to block the noise and the cooking smell. There is a mezzanine reading room above the garage with beautiful view to the garden down below.

DINNING - KITCHEN

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SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR DESIGN

1m

Floor Plan This floor is dedicated for the home owner’s use. The master bedroom, closet and master bathroom are united into one private space. Views to outside are marvelous and finishing materials are of high standard. While the home theatre is for the whole family, it still can be accessed from the master bedroom, providing an opportunity for using the whole floor as a single private space.

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THIRD FLOOR INTERIOR DESIGN

1m

Floor Plan The third floor is for the children and guests. The older son of 14 years old has his room of black and white color theme as his preference, and he also has a private bathroom. The younger one is 4 years old and he shares the bathroom with guests. The room’s furniture is designed to the age of pre-school children.

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TRE ISLAND RESORT PLANNING NHA TRANG, VIETNAM 2010-2011 BACKGROUND ACT Architects - Professional work Chief Architect - Vinh Nguyen Year done - 2011 Role - Master Planning Team Member, Urban Design Team Leader, Architectural Visualization.

Nha Trang City Center

Tre Island is the biggest Island in Nha Trang Bay. It is two miles East of the Cau Da Harbour, Nha Trang City’s main harbour. Originally, the Island was millitary land. Since 2006, Vingroup Corp. has been authorized to invest on perimeter border of the Island for resort functions.

Hon Tre Island

The commercial success of Vinpearl Land Resort, the first investment phase on the West side of the Island (into function in 2008), led to this planning project which serves the next investment phase on the Island. SECTION 1 - VINPEARL LAND Resort Phase I - Completed in 2008

SECTION 3 - BAI TRE Resort 295 arces Bugalows - Luxury resort villas 6 Stars Hotels

Military land Military land

SECTION 2 - BAI RAN Resort 205 arces Bugalows - Luxury resort villas 5 Stars Hotels

SECTION 8 - BAI DE Land of other Investor

HON TRE Island SECTION 4 - VUNG NGAN Resort 163 arces Luxury resort villas

Planing area Completed & Under Conserved forest Resort land Reallocated Habitant Remained fishing Village Current Road Planning Road Services- Public Center Current Port Planning Port

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Military land

Military land SECTION 5 - DAM BAY Resort 560 acres Hotels - Bugalows Luxury Resort Villas SECTION 6 - HON MOT Island 119 acres Hotels - Bugalows Resort Villas

SECTION 7 - BICH DAM 164.5 acres Reallocated habitant for local villagers


URBAN DESIGN CONCEPT SECTIONS

Nature

Villa Road

Villa

Nature

Altered Terrain

Altered Terrain

AlteredTerrain

Natural Terrain

Natural Terrain

Natural Terrain

Villa Road

Highly sloped terrain section

Sea Villa

Nature

Main House Steps

Road

Narture

Front-access Villa Section

Villa

Road

Public & Service center

Pool & Water sport Beach Sea

Slightly sloped terrain section MOT ISLAND MASTER PLAN

Villas above the water

Mot Island is the satellite Island of Tre Island. Its intermediate separation from the main Island is suitable for highly private and luxury accommodation. The Island is planned to be a five star resort with three main types of villa/bugalow. The modern style type at the middle of the West side, the floating villas on the West sea border and the tropical style at other places. The Southwest side is reserved for canary habitat. Facilities include one Services Center at the Northeast area, one Spa and WaterSport Center on the East side, two ship hubs, on-hill sport ground and two exquisite restaurants, the Sea View Restaurant on the Northwest pole and the Hilltop Restaurant at the center of the Island.

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SECTION 2- BAI RAN RESORT PLANNING

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SECTION 3 - BAI TRE RESORT PLANNING

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SECTION 4 - VUNG NGAN RESORT PLANNING

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SECTION 5 - DAM BAY RESORT PLANNING

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LINH NGO

BRIEF RESUME

1821 W. Royale Dr. Apt. 3A Muncie, Indiana, USA, 47304 (765) 7499473 ngo@nlinh.com - lnngo@bsu.edu http://lnngo.wordpress.com

OBJECTIVE Working as a professional Asian Architect in the global context. Investing on the studies and practices of sustainability, environmental design and energy-efficient issues, while rethinking the modern architect’s role and skills in the blooming time of digital fabrication techniques and computer-aid design tools. EDUCATION 2013 - 2015 Master of Architecture (Class of 2015) Ball State University - Muncie, Indiana. 2001 - 2006

Bachelor of Architecture National University of Civil Engineering - Hanoi, Vietnam.

WORKING EXPERIENCE 2010 - 2012 Deputy Manager of Design Department/ Senior ACT Architects Ltd. Hanoi, Vietnam 2008 - 2009

Interior Designer - Architectural Visualization Staff Eye Cadcher Media (Vietnamese Branch)

2006 - 2008

Site Supervisior/Cad Operator Shimizu Corporation (Vietnam Branch- Hanoi Office)

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS 2006 Second Prize in “Lach Tray riverside landscape planning” Compettion. Hai Phong Planning Institution. 2004 Best University Team Prize in “ASHUI 2004 – Honour the City” Competition ASHUI Architectural Magazine LANGUAGES AND SKILLS • Language: English, Vietnamese. • Professional skills: Architectural concept design, interior design, urban design, master planning, design development, construction documents, design quality control, presentation, photorealistic visualization. • Software: Auto CAD, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite, Revit Architecture, Rhino, MS Project.

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Architectural Portfolio - Linh Ngo