rene.lam academic.portfolio fall.2010-spring.2012
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” -Confucius
the.museum the.school the.skyscraper
objective: to define the volume of a 3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5” cube in space with planes in three dimensions. requirements: one datum plane with the dimensions of 3.5” x 3.5” and 4 other planes, three of which are less than 3.5” in one direction. 4
Rhino+vray rendering with photoshop
Front elevation watercolor. 12"x12" on arches watercolor paper.
studio.i:architectural.design.one objective: to design and construct a brise soleil with the dimensions of 10â€? x 10â€?. requirements: develop a grid that regulates the composition of this brise soleil and then model it using museum board. [3D model + watercolor optional].
4-ply museum board
objective: design and construct a physical model of a deconstructivist museum for American artist Alexander Calder. requirements: experiment with folding and cutting to explore the sculptural shape and begin to think about how it can be made into structural ribs or shapes. 9
objective: design and master plan a small campus for a school of architecture in the Hayes Valley district of San Francisco. consider local context, site history, and other factors that would influence design. requirements: question how the architectural characteristics of the project would change the character of the neighborhood, and how it would respond to the existing conditions. incorporate part of the farm facilities into plan. encouraged to keep the topographic features of the former freeway ramps. 50% of recreational facilities open to public. 10
school service recreation
private semi-public public
a Fell St
New Hickory St
a site.plan 12
studio.iii:architectural.design.three City of San Francisco
objective: design skyscraper located in the South of Market District of San Francisco. the skyscraper will be part of a redevelopment plan focused on the new transbay terminal. requirements: required to follow requirements set by San Francisco city planners. tower must consider environmental constraints and itâ€™s impact on the San Francisco skyline. proper knowledge about structure and curtain wall systems must be applied.
[project is still in progress] 15
design+build team: rene.lam|thasya.ingrainy|dickens.chong|ronaldo.winguna
Created using Rhinoceros 4.0 and Grasshopper 3D, the Charcoal Lamp was conceived to project ambient light across an auditorium. A simple trangulated surface is bent and folded to create a dynamic three dimensional form which is punctured by light wells that aligns itself along the spine of the form. Each light well allows ambient light to flow out from its glowing center. Gaps along the edge of the surface allows the residual light to wash across the surface it is attached on, creating a subtle luminous atmosphere.
shadow on a tryglyph.