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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO//


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CURRICULUM VITAE THE CORE URBS HOUSE VIEWING ROOM CO-GARDEN OASIS ADDITIONAL WORKS

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Hello! In the summer of 2016, I was walking along a river in Fuzhou, China, when I stumbled upon a lively parkette where people who had never met before were dancing together. A year later, I found myself sitting in an outdoor coee shop in Vietnam, watching a soccer game with 30 other people and cheering on the same team. My favourite memories are those where I feel connected to the community around me. I believe that architecture plays an important role in how people engage with each other. I’m excited to explore this idea, and to learn from the people I meet. This portfolio is a collection of my works so far as a second year architecture student. Enjoy!

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CURRICULUM VITAE

EXPERIENCE

2016 2017

CONTACT ME phone

(416)735-9895

email

r244chen@edu.uwaterloo.com

address

Toronto, Canada

Volunteer Toronto

Graphic Designer, Youth Auditor Designed a photobooth backdrop for the Youth Expo Volunteer fair with illustrator to increase social media postings and traffic Designed biweekly facebook banners and instagram posts using photoshop and illustrator to advertising volunteer opportunities

Project5K 2016 2017

Creative Coordinator Designed profile pictures for team using illustrator and photoshop Designed custom posters within tight deadlines

EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENTS 2017 present

University of Waterloo School of Architecture Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours Co-op

2013 2017

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

TOPS Program, Enriched math, science and english

07.2018

Top 10 17-2018

Excellent Academic Standing 1A & 1AB

05.2017

McPhie Family Architecture Award

05.2017

President’s Scholarship of Distinction

Software

Analog

Rhinocerous 3D V-ray for Rhino Maxwell for Rhino Grasshopper Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Lightroom Microsoft Office Suite

Laser Cutting Hand Drafting CNC Milling 3D Printing Physical Modelling

English Mandarin

Placed in the top 10 percentile in 1A

Awarded to an outstanding student entering their first year of architectural studeis

95+ average

SKILLS

Languages

CISC Architecture Student Design Competition Finalist

Interests Graphic Design Photography Painting Cross Country Running Guitar/Piano/ Singing

04.2017

DECA ICDC Top 20

02.2017

DECA Regionals & Provincials 1st place

04.2013

Toronto Science Fair Gold

Placed top 10 in exam at the international level

Top 10 exam and roleplay

Achieved gold for a study on gene silencing

LEADERSHIP INVOLVEMENT 2018 present

BRIDGE

09.18

Waterloo Architecture Orientation Leader

Events Coordinator, Published Author Co-organized a community photography exhibition Published articles on the waterloo architecture website Food Coordinator

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COMMUNITY HUB

THE CORE. Located at Annette St. and Dundas St. West, on the edge of the Junction in Toronto, the CORE is a community space for emerging artists, craftsmen and chefs. The shed-like structure and appearance echoes the neighbourhood’s industrial past while emanating the neighbourhood’s shift towards the arts through its vibrant choice of colours. As the nature of work shifts towards self-employment and flexible jobs, community hubs such as the CORE provide a social realm so that people are not working in isolation.

Project: 1B Design Studio Final Location: Toronto, Canada Supervised by Donald McKay

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The Core

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GROUND FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

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3RD FLOOR

4TH FLOOR The Core

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CORES These cores create varying levels of privacy designed to fit diering programs. The first floor is divided by columns, creating an open coworking space. On the second floor, the cores create enclosed rooms that serve as speciality workshops surrounded by open pathways. The third floor is an open plan community kitchen that is isolated due to its distance from the first floor. PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE SEMI-PUBLIC

HEIGHT

PRIVATE

WALLS

PUBLIC

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DIVISION BY

COLUMNS

street

plaza

raised

pathways

a passing space, does not discriminate as everyone is allowed to be there

a place to dwell and socialize, great for large social event.

plaza can serve as a collaborative space that sits below workshops, fusing the two together

pathways can serve as general workspaces open to everyone, that connect the more private workshops.


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TEMPORARY HOUSING

urbs HOUSE FEATURED IN “A YEAR IN REVIEW� EXHIBIT

urbs house is dwelling that provides temporary shelter for two unrelated people that heavily considers the prefabrication process. Although temporary shelters can seem uninviting, the urbs house is defined by a lightwell that illuminates the space and adds privacy to the second level bedrooms. It simultaneously creates an outdoor space on the first floor that can be extended to the entire floor when the doors are opened.

Project: 1B Design Studio Final Location: Cambridge, Canada Supervised by Donald McKay In collaboration with Byron Cai, Ryan Fanseda and Chris Qiu

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECTION A-A

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2ND FLOOR PLAN

SECTION B-B

urbs house

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MORPHOLOGICAL DIAGRAM

urbs house

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Wall and floor panels are attached to the steel frame onsite.

KING SPAN PANEL TO FRAME DETAIL

HEATING DIAGRAM

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LIVING ROOM COLLAGE

1:20 MUSEUM BOARD & BASSWOOD MODEL urbs house

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OFF-GRID GUEST HOUSE

VIEWING ROOM This a-frame lodge accomodates travellers visiting Reykjavik, Iceland who want to enjoy the serenity of the environment. It comes equipped with movable pods that can be driven around the site to enjoy splendid views. The lodge is clad with solar panels and phase change material panels. It also uses solar powered radiant heating to reduce it’s heating load. In addition to preserving energy, the project aims to reduce it’s water use by implenting a rainwater and greywater system.

Project: Iceland Northern Lights Room Competition Location: Reykjavik, Iceland In collaboration with Tomoki Kaneko

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SITE PLAN

SITE CONSIDERATIONS

Situated near natural reserve Solar panels on entire south facade Integrated rainwater collection system on roof Windows on north facade for the view of the northern lights 26

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

2ND FLOOR PLAN

ELECTRICITY & WATER SYSTEMS

Viewing Room

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WALL SECTION DETAIL

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MOVABLE PODS

Viewing Room

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KITCHEN & DINING ROOM

VIEWING ROOM

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SECTION PERSPECTIVE COLLAGE

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DISASTER RELIEF SHELTER

CO-GARDEN

When a physical home is damaged, that is the part that can be repaired. What’s really lost is the fresh smell from the local restaurant, the old neighbor who shares cookies, or the bird that always returns for the flowers in the garden. That sense of belonging in your home arrives from the community around you. Co-garden explores idea of a shared garden or “farm”, that is mounted above temporary shipping container shelters, serving as a workplace, dining or bbq area and outdoor social space. With a common purpose of maintaining this farm, residents can not only connect with each other, but regain a sense of belonging.

Project: Home-for-all competition Location: Fukushima Prefecture, Japan In collaboration with Tomoki Kaneko

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1:100 BASSWOOD MODEL Co-garden

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STEEL BRIDGE

OASIS FINALIST

Oasis is a semi-submerged platform and staircase where passing travellers can cool down by dipping their feet in the water or going for a swim. It is suspended between the marble rocks along the Narmada River which connects several villages in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Now, people can safely climb down the dangerous clis and cool down in what was an inaccessible gorge. Amidst the sweltering heat and irritation, people can find relief from the heat and in that shared sensation, connect with those around them.

MADHYA PRADESH

N ARMA DA R

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GWARI village of 524 people

BHEDA GHAT town with 1,879 people.

DUDWARA village of 1,027 people

Project: CISC Steel Competition Location: Madya Pradesh, India Supervised by Terri Boake In collaboration with Tomoki Kaneko

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STEEL DETAILS

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VANCOUVER MONTREAL TORONTO

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photo graphy This April, I co-organized a photography exhibition that discussed the idea of ‘home’. As we explore new places, we begin to consider home not as a physical place but as a sense of belonging. These are snapshots from my travels where I explored the culture of different cities and how that impacts the people.

FINDING HOME Toronto | Montreal | Vancouver | Chicago | New York City | Tokyo | Hoi An


VIETNAM

MONTREAL

CHICAGO

TOKYO

Other Works | Photography

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Artwork

Fuzhou, Pen drawing, 2017

A Hurry!, Acrylic, 2017

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Self-talks, Collage, 2017

Market, Illustrator Collage. 2018 Other Works | Artwork

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