selected works 2017-2020
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Saving Subak Sembung A Positive Quarantine Typology of a Social Support Mechanism Rise and Fall
Inferno Playspace Orongaronga Lodge
contact Te Aro, Wellington firstname.lastname@example.org +64 27 510 7128
prof ile I define myself as an individual who is engaged, always willing to learn and a team player. I will go above and beyond to develop my skills to problem solve challenges encountered. My passions lie in both sustainability and aid relief design. During my time at Victoria University of Wellington I have become increasingly interested in the role young architects have in the changing world and how we can develop architecture to ensure it can be accessed by all who experience the built environment.
personalskills Time Management Communication Patience Leadership Problem Solving Teamwork
education 2012 - 2016 2017 - 2019 2020-2022
Christchurch Girls’ High School - High School Diploma Victoria University of Wellington - Bachelor of Architecture Victoria University of Wellington - Master of Architecture
New Zealand Institute of Architects Student Design Highly Commended Award 2019 (Second in Year)
Victoria University of Wellington Dean’s Award for Excellence in Architecture - Year 3
NZIA Wellington Library Redesign (Shortlist) Typology of a Social Support Mechanism - Concept
Victoria University of Wellington Dean’s Award for Excellence in Architecture - Year 1
Ministry of Education National Award for Excellence in Leadership
sof tware skills Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Sketch Up Revit Autocad - Drawing Rhino Vray
20 ngakau w
2019 ngakau whakaute Ngakau Whakaute is a centre for cultural arts, dense with architectural programming, it includes a school for architecture, dance and arts studio, administration space, library and a full auditorium. The intention of the design was to offer a “re-brand” to the decaying Shelly Bay using the culture of those who resided there first. The design embraces the idea of the threshold as a sign of respect, much like it is in the Maori culture, specifically the marae. The structure embodies this concept using 6m deep timber moment frames that redefine the idea of the threshold and provide the lateral structure.
study Reconsidering the site based on the rich culture of Maori traditions and extracting certain elements of the marae can offer a rebrand based on complexities of culture. The above study extracts base ideals of the marae and considers the spaces as separate yet interconnected entities and suggesting this idea of the threshold as space based respect.
gravity load Steel gravity box columns and ‘i’ beams 200mm thick to span 3m.
Timber frames at their widest point 6m thick and working as portal frames to resist lateral loading. 600mm thick with ‘sandwich’ attachment detailing.
support Steel rod trusses 100mm thick distributes lateral loading throughout the timber frames.
lateral loads Steel eccentrically braced frames 3m wide and UC 610 connected with steel UB 310 gravity beams to resist lateral loading.
Timber floor 300mm thick.
base Poured concrete base.
20 saving suba
20 ak sembung
2020 saving subak sembung Detailed research into tourism in Bali, Indonesia established a huge inequality between water usage for the tourism sector and locals usage; where tourists were using as much as double the amount of water compared to local house rates (Straub, 2011). The consequence of this was not surface level and further research indicated that the result of this was causing a huge loss of their rice farming culture known as Subak. Subak is a communal process where leaders of villages evenly allocate their water through regulating systems in line with the Balinese religion. This deep-rooted culture is slowly being lost as access to water reduces and farmers replace their land with superficial tourism services such as corner shops or retail ventures which would provide them with easier work and higher income. The proposed solution is a eco-tourism experience on Subak Sembung, a rice field in close proximity to Denpasar, the main city for tourism in Bali. Its intention is to incorporate the rice fields into the tourism experience, allowing tourists to educate themselves about this rich culture in Bali. The design is intended to improve and support the individuals of the site and seamlessly integrate with their existing life. The programme includes 15 home-stays for a maximum of 120 tourists with supporting facilities for the community.
head of household sleeping quarters
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KEY 1 Main Pavilion 2
Pathway to Bale Agung
New paths to carry water
New terrace grading
Rice Barn metres
main pavillion The Main Pavilion welcomes individuals into Subak Sembung. It is a multi-purpose space and encourages tourists who are not staying at Subak Sembung to interact and learn about the site. The kitchen is both an active restaurant to feed tourists, both visiting and staying, as well as a cooking school based on Balinese conscious eating. The intention of this open plan kitchen is to explain the effort and resources which goes into making food especially in places such as Bali who may not have the access to food resources of westernized countries. It lastly contains smaller hotel rooms for individuals with accessibility issues or those who may be after a more hands off experience. This ensures that the experience can be for everyone and educate who ever is interested. 24.
the pool 26.
the rice barn The Rice Barn is reflective of the traditional Balinese rice barn which stores food and rice for the individual families within their compound. However, the design extends this and provides a storage place for all the farmers at Subak Sembung. It takes the essence of the traditional rice barns and re-imagines it in terms of the overall architectural focus.
bale agung The design of this structure is a multi-purpose space and reflective of the traditional Bale Agung, a Balinese ‘community centre’. Here the community can gather and hold their meetings. Balinese culture follows the ideals that if one person does not eat, nobody eats which means community relationships must always be further supported. In terms of the Balinese vernacular house compound this structure is reflective of the activities pavilion where weaving and gathering would take place. Therefore the structure is intended to provide a variety of different activities internally to support Subak Sembung such as traditional weaving. The activities pavilion is located to the west of the temple space. It is most important in terms of the Balinese religion and therefore has the highest platform level at 1.5m of all the pavilions in Subak Sembung.
bale agung 32.
tourist stay 34.
The homes are designed as the functional structures to support the families working in the rice fields at Subak Sembung and allow them to gather additional income from the tourists staying above. They follow Balinese vernacular home layouts with specified spaces for the temple and locations of the rooms following the above study. On the lower floor the allocated temple space is facilitated by this bamboo connection from the roof as seen in the other pavilions. To the east is the main bedroom, where the heads for the household which is most important in terms of hierarchy. From there supplementary bedrooms are most important to further east. Lastly is the kitchen and bathroom at the furtherest distance from the temple space. This has been specifically placed so that there is only a singular plumbing wall in every home to save construction costs. Inside the traditional Balinese family compounds is always the Natar which is an open space reflective of the central dining and resting place in the houses designed. The upper floor houses two private rooms for two separate tourists groups or one large group. Programmatically, this holds space for 4 people max. in each room with a single bathroom and a private lounge space on a covered balcony that overlooks the rice fields.
Steel cylindrical inset for bamboo to slot onto Welded steel connection to cylindrical inset Steel flexible joint as specified by structural engineer Steel bolt - as specified by structural engineer
Bamboo Steel bolt - as specified by structural engineer Steel cylindrical inset for bamboo to slot onto Welded steel connection to cylindrical inset Steel flexible joint as specified by structural engineer Welded steel connection to steel connection
Steel Bolts - as specified by structural engineer (SE) Steel cylindrical inset for bamboo to slot onto
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Steel bolt - as specified by structural engineer
Steel base plate bolted to concrete pile - as specified by SE Concrete pile as per soft soil construction
20 a positive q
2020 a positive quarantine The Positive Quarantine is a managed isolation facility with the intention of reducing the stigma associated with quarantine by integrating its structure on the busy Cuba Street, Wellington. It hopes to allow individuals confront their fears of quarantine safely through considered design and see that quarantining should be regarded as for the ‘greater good’. During situation when quarantining is not a requirement it seeks to serve those experiencing homelessness through temporary architecture. It is separated into 3 programmes; a staff facility serving the variety of patrons of the structure, an Open-Air park and a residence. These residences are created as a flexible structure and can changed through a range of prefabricated panels fitted together in a variety of configurations with the intention that the programme is dictated by its occupants and their requirements.
SITE Axonometic 1
Glover Park: structurally unchanged concrete retaining wall to support the recessed staff facility.
Staff Facility: LVL moment frames, CLT shear walls.
Open-Air Park: Verindheel Truss spanning 12m penetrating the underneath stores at their perimeter.
Cuba Street: Seismically separated bridge spanning 12m fixed at residences end.
Residences: LVL moment frames, and steel cross bracing. (all structure is preliminary and supported by structural engineer’s specifications) 43.
staff facility - interior
staff facility - western facade
staff facility - northern facade
double skin facade
LVL column 300x500 firerated with FireShield Intumescent paint - clear (all similar) see structural engineer’s specifications Thermosash curtain wall PW 1000 single glazed brushed aluminium frame SG mild steel grating floor panel 2100x995 with hot dipped galvanised finished to meet requirements of NZS4680 with cross bars at 100mm ctrs and load bars at 300ctrs (all similar) Steel bracket attached to structral column supporting curtain wall glazing - see structural engineer’s specifications Double LVL beam 350x88 firerated with FireShield Intumescent paint - clear (all similar) see structural engineer’s specifications
Thermosash Delta 400 double glaze window, aluminium thermally broken sash top hung refer to manufacturer’s specifications Kingspan Access floor Tate finished in natural timber 600x600mm tiles - see manufacturer’s specifications HVAC duct/intake air from DSF distrbuted by UFAD 200x800mm FRR 60/60/-XLam CLT floor slab 150mm - refer to structural engineer’s specifications with architectural quality facing underneath floor. Firerated with FireShield Clear intumescent paint LVL gravity resisting secondary beams 170x88 painted with clear FireShield intumescent coating - refer to structural engineer’s specifications James Hardie Rainscreen Exotec Facade panels 20mm factory finished in Jetbalck - 600x400 panels fixings according to manufacturer’s specifications
clt shear walls 5
Kingspan Access floor Tate finished in natural timber 600x600mm tiles - see manufacturer's specifications (all similar)
2x GIB Fyreline 60/60/-to fire rate shear wall NZSIPs Smart Panel 215mm - rigid insulation lined with 20mm plywood spanning 1.5m between supports Cross fixed screws according to structural engineer’s details
XLam CLT floor slab 150mm - refer to structural engineer's specifications with architectural quality 6900 facing underneath floor. Level 2 Firerated with FireShield Clear intumescent paint LVL 350x88 secondary beams. Firerated with FireShield Clear intumescent paint - see structural engineer’s specifications
Steel footing precast into concrete slab fixed to timber columns - see structural engineer’s details Seismic steel footing fixed to CLT shear wall and concrete slab - see structural engineer’s details -1500
open air park 50.
cuba street park
Prefabrication and its role in reducing stigma. Considered prefabrication of units provides an ease of integration, reducing impact on the popular Cuba Street and reducing impeding or noisy construction as the framework manipulates and changes to serve the incoming patrons or changing programme. This automatically improves individual’s perceptions of the structure through ensuring existing routines are not drastically changed while still allowing the structure to be as useful as possible to patrons. The prefabrication of the units are intended to be somewhat controlled by the individual but also as dictated by the staff who can manage and understand the requirements of people arriving. 52.
residences pods - interior
residences pods - interior
2019 typology of a social support mechanism Shortlisted for the NZIA competition for Wellington Library re-design. This project was a re-design for the Wellington Central Library by Athfield Architects. It considered the library as what it meant for the community and told a story of its integration into urban fabric and society as a support mechanism.
narrative This image communicates the complexity of the relationships formed by the narrative. Central to the idea is the hands and support of the community which is supported below by the urban fabric. However, we see a transition between the less regular to more rigid patterns of the built environment compared to the urban fabric. Below is the relationship between the weight of the past, the constant nature of the present and the supported future of our community spirit.
roof Ultrathin poured concrete with steel mesh network for tensile support. (700mm thick)
shear walls Reinforced concrete 800mm thick to resist earthquakes and withstand earthquake induced torsion.
main structure Alternating structural grid spanning 20m max with a post and beam system. Columns 800mm thick and base and 1.5m thick at top. Beams 800mm thick causing floor thickness to be around 1.2 including concrete slab and space for services.
ground floor Post and beam system supporting only gravity loads and entirely separate from main structure. Columns 600mm thick and beams 450mm thick to span 9m with poured concrete flooring and metal tray decking.
2020 rise & f all A design package for London based brand Rise & Fall who specialize in organic cotton sheets. The package includes redesign of their brand ethos all the way to detailed design of the retail fit-out in their new flagship store.
Recycled steel plates
Steel clips welded to bar
Polished steel edging
2019 aitken tower Selected construction drawings from the documentation of a mixed used tower in Wellington Central.
Building Boundary Line Reinforced concrete Shear Walls, cast in-situ (300mm thick), 60/60/60 FRR with exposed aggregate finish. All penetrations above 2400m and fire sealed - refer to structural engineer's specifications for reinforcing
655 60/60/60 FRR
SG mild steel grating floor panel (995x5800) with hot dipped galvanised finish to meet requirements of NZS4680 with cross bars at 100mm ctrs and load bars at 300mm ctrs spanning same direction as hollowcore slabs. Allowing simple penetrations for service risers.
60/60/60 FRR Toilet Exhaust
Wet Riser - Wet Riser Hot Cold
Stahlton precast Hollowcore Slab 200mm thick with 50mm screed topping with raised Kopine ultralock timber tongue and groove flooring for electrical void
Services Room - 13m2
Pacific cavity sliding door FS60 760x1980mm to meet steel stud FRR 60/60/60 with automated fire seal with MDF painted finish (ALL SIMILAR DOORS)
NZ Fire doors I-60-H 760x1980 hinged doorset FRR 60/60/60 lockable door with autoclose mechanism, steel frame and MDF timber finish (ALL SIMILAR DOORS)
Stair Riser Data
Risers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
2x Toilet Exhausts (700x700) 2x Wet Risers (600x600) Kitchen Exhaust (600x600) 2x Data Risers (1000x500) Stair pressurisation riser (1000x500) Fire pipe (500x500) Lift shaft Egress stair shaft 2x Electrical Riser (1500x800)
Lift Shaft - No Ceiling
Schindler Lift 3300AP
Schindler Lift 3300AP
Total Core Size: 81m2
F Denotes Hollowcore slab span direction
Communication Room - 10m2
Office floor lifts not accessed by the residence floors for security and privacy but space allocated as specified Schindler Lifts 3300AP to carry max. 15 people with doors bolted to concrete walls and coloured glass interior and brushed aluminium finish - refer to manufactuer's specifications and structural engineer
Electrical Riser (A)
640 Concrete columns precast 640x640 FRR 60/60/60 - refer to structural engineer's specifications
Residential Storage - 15m2
Stahlton precast Hollowcore Slab 200mm thick with 50mm screed topping, raised stained Kopine timber tongue and groove floor for electrical void
A114 Reinforced concrete wall cast insitu 150mm thick with exposed aggregate finish FRR 60/60/60 - refer to structural engineer's specifications for reinforcing information (ALL SIMILAR WALLS)
Electrical Riser (B)
A I T KEN
Potter Interior Steel Partition System with 92mm steel studs at 600ctrs and GIB Fyreline plasterboard FRR 60/60/60 (13mm) 2700mm high with painted finish and greenstuff sound insulation 90mm (ALL SIMILAR WALLS)
THE AITKEN TOWER
WREN / GROUP D
A113 Eclipse Vogue 'Ascot' Steel handrail system in accordance with NZBC H1 with complimentary connections and brushed steel finish
Stahlton precast Hollowcore Slab 200mm thick with 50mm screed topping and exposed aggregate finish
Egress Stair Riser No ceiling
Schindler Lift 3300AP
Egress Stair Stahlton Precast Concrete stair in accordance with NZBC H1 with 25mm slanted riser and exposed aggregate finish
NZ Fire doors I-60-H 860x1980 hinged doorset FRR 60/60/60 with autoclose mechanism with smoke control system with MDF timber finish
20 Aitken Street, Wellington, 6011
Residence Main Core
1 : 50 2445
Pieta McAleer-Harding 60/60/60 FRR
Steel flashing 15mm filled with epoxy resin with anionized finish Timber beam 300mm to support void made by the louvres system L150 fully automated louvres system with painted stainless steel louvres fixed according to manufacturer's specifcations Internal gutter for the L150 louvres system 100mm fixed accourding to manufacturer's specifications Firerated box attached to timber beam to house electronics for louvres systems Kingspan Firesafe PIR insulated roof panel system with insulated core 200mm with r-value 5.35 and steel roof topping with black painted finish and 'through-fix' fixings according to manufacturer's and structural engineer's specifications (5 degree angle)
Roof Timber packing to support between
purlins and hollow core slab Timber purlins to support the roof 90mm
Steel UB 150mm to support opening from the louvres system Timber packing and Greenstuf insulation with GIB fyreline 60/60/60 13mm to fire rate steel beam Vulcan horizontal timber cladding 136x18 with dark stained timber finish and nails fixed to cavity batters according to manufacturer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR CLADDING Timber stud 90x45 fixed to beam (ALL SIMILAR) Cavity batten for timber cladding 15mm with building paper and moisture vapour seal Greenstuf insulation r-value 1.5 100mm with sound insulation (ALL SIMILAR) GIB Noiseline 13mm FRR 60/60/60 Timber lintel to span 2500m 150mmx90
Thermosash flush glaze curtain walling with window panes to extend the height of floors 2300mm with double glazing and thermally broken aluminium mullions Timber pine column 500x300 with stained timber finished treated to H1.1 according to BRANZ requirements - refer to structural engineer's specifications James Hardie fibre cement spandrel 20mm Steel support for steel grating floor panels SG mild steel grating floor panel 2100x995 with hot dippedgalvanised finished to meet requirements of NZS4680 with cross bars at 100mm ctrs and load bars at 300ctrs spanning same direction as steel supports (ALL SIMILAR) Vantage sliding door F60 - wide 3 pane 2000mm with brushed aluminum frame and thermally broken mullion and brushed metal handle fixed to manufacturer's specifications Timber tongue and groove timber flooring 112mm slat width with stained timber finish and fixed with secret galvanized timber screw Electrical void with 20mm timber battens to support flooring fixed with adhesive to timber flooring and moisture vapour barrier Screed topping for Stalhton Hollowcore slab 50mm
Stalhton Hollowcore slab 200mm to span 9m with steel reinforcing and grout spacing Steel angle bolted concrete column - to structural engineer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR) Custom cantilevered steel beam with 5 degree angle to span 2000mm with Altext Intumestic fireproof coating FRR --/60/60 refer to structural engineer's specifications Steel UB 310 to span 9m with concrete bolt fixings with Altex Intumestic fireproof coating FRR --/60/60 - see structural engineer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR BEAMS) Bracing for Rondo DONN system as specified by structural engineer and manufacturer specifications with suspension clip. (ALL SIMILAR) Rondo DONN ceiling exposed seismic grid system - 38mm T shaped bracing and 24mm overhang with 1200mm ceiling panels FRR 60/60/60 (ALL SIMILAR) Precast concrete column 640x640 FRR 60/60/60 - refer to structural engineer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR COLUMNS)
1300 Custom steel beam with 5 degree angle to span 3000mm with Altext Intumestic fireproof coating FRR --/60/60 - refer to structural engineer's specifications
James Hardie fibre cement soffit lining 4.5mm with painted finish and fixed according to manufacuturer's specifications to cavity battens Cavity battens 20mm for soffit lining
Steel angle fixed to steel beam - refer to structural engineer's specifications
Hidden gutter system attached to roof panel and hidden by spandrel. Metal flashing 15mm attached into kingspan insulated panel between metal roof and insulation James Hardie fibre cement spandrel 20mm with 'timber' finish and fixings according to manufacturer's specifications
A I T KEN
THE AITKEN TOWER
WREN / GROUP D
20 Aitken Street, Wellington, 6011
Timber tongue and groove timber flooring 112mm slat width with stained timber finish and fixed with secret galvanized timber screw Electrical void with 20mm timber battens to support flooring fixed with adhesive to timber flooring and moisture vapour barrier Screed topping for Stalhton Hollowcore slab 50mm
A I T KEN
Vantage sliding door F60 - wide 2 pane 2000mm with brushed aluminum frame and thermally broken mullion and brushed metal handle fixed to manufacturer's specifications Rondo DONN ceiling exposed seismic grid system - 38mm T shaped bracing and 24mm overhang with 1200mm ceiling panels FRR 60/60/60 (ALL SIMILAR) Stalhton Hollowcore slab 200mm to span 9m with steel reinforcing and grout spacing
Steel UB 310 to span 9m with concrete bolt fixings with Altex Intumestic fireproof coating FRR --/60/60 - see structural engineer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR BEAMS) SG mild steel grating floor panel 2100x995 with hot dipped galvanised finished to meet requirements of NZS4680 with cross bars at 100mm ctrs and load bars at 300ctrs spanning same direction as steel supports (ALL SIMILAR) Steel UB 310 to span 9m with concrete bolt fixings with Altex Intumestic fireproof coating FRR --/60/60 - see structural engineer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR BEAMS)
THE AITKEN TOWER
WREN / GROUP D
Timber packing to attach plasterboard lining to Timber stud 90x45 (ALL SIMILAR) Greenstuf insulation: r-value 1.5 100mm with sound insulation (ALL SIMILAR GIB Noiseline 13mm Timber lintel to span 8m 200x135 Vulcan horizontal timber cladding 136x18 with dark stained timber finish and nails fixed to cavity batters according to manufacturer's specifications (ALL SIMILAR CLADDING Custom cantilevered steel beam with 5 degree angle to span 2000mm - refer to structural engineer's specifications Cavity batten for timber cladding 15mm with building paper and moisture vapour seal Steel support for steel grating floor panels
20 Aitken Street, Wellington, 6011
Facade Cutaway Detail
2019 inf erno Inferno was a speculative disaster relief solution for Oriental Bay in Wellington. It challenges what architecture can be and used M.A.S.H tools in Maya to break the boundaries of common design techniques. The structure was created using the site topography to determine the form through an animation of object movement.
2017 playspace Playspace was designed with those on the autism spectrum in mind. It was based on research reports by Christopher Henry (2011). The intention was to build a safe and comfortable space for those who experience it. Understanding autism was the key in constructing a successful design that could be well utilized by an often forgotten community. People who have autism struggle to understand human interactions and find it hard to build these relationships. This space helps to form a successful foundation and assist children in learning how to build these connections while also allowing the wider community to better understand their needs. The space utilizes pale tones and soft furnishings to build an environment that is comfortable for children that feel overwhelmed in regular spaces as they learn to play and build connections. The furnishings within the space are carefully designed to allow the children to categorize their play in order to not feel overwhelmed. Small windows allow limited view shafts that allow regulation of what is being looked at. The boxes on both the walls and floor can be moved and forms built or categorized in colour and size and while the play is irregular the community can understand how these children learn.
2018 orongaronga Extruded Drawing as determined by NZS3604