SUNG SU KIM PORTFOLIO VOL.3 In this issue:
Residential Loft and Co-living, Detroit
Mix-use SimpliCity, Chicago
Proposition Parque de la Paz, Barranquilla
FAB Robotics / Cast / Waterjet
Institution Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor Corner Library, Chicago
Cover Image: Current Thesis Sample
My name is Sung Su Kim, Korean American Architectural Design Student. I began to explore the architecture career from high school and continued to engage as I progressed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Michigan. I had two summer internships in Korea during my 4-year program and another position as a designer during 2-year masters program at Taubman College. As of right now, my personal interest lies on digital architectural representation. However, my approach toward the design has been always in connection with a surrounding environment. Through this connections, I would like to emphasize that the design could display itself as a hierarchical node either through aesthetics or programmatical harmony with surroundings. I hope to deliver a successful project through this belief that good design is a critical source for the better society.
Table of Contents HOUSING HIGHRISE P RO P OSIT ION
G R O W I NG C I R C L E S // 0 3 - 0 9 I NS T R U C T O R : K E L BAU G H , DO U G L A S S
S I MP L I _ C I T Y // 1 0 - 1 5 I NS T R U C T O R : B O G NE R , B O T O ND
P L A ZA DE L A P A Z // 1 6 - 1 9 I NS T R U C T O R : M O DDR E L L , A NDR E W & W O NG , L AU R A
INST IT UT IONS_ 01
C L A G U E MI D D L E SC H O O L // 20 - 2 3 I N S T R U C T O R : MC M O R R O U G H , JO H N
INST IT UT IONS_ 02
C O R NE R F O R E S T // 2 4 - 2 5 I NS T R U C T O R : BL I S S , A NNA M A R I E
T ECHT ONIC
O B S E R VAT I O N T O W E R // 2 6 I NS T R U C T O R : K A NS L E R , J E F F
F O L D A B L E P A N E L S / / 27 I N S T R U C T O R : KE N N E D Y , MI C H A E L
FAB_ RO BO T ICS
M O D U L A R CO L U M N // 28 I N S T R U C T O R : BR U G M A N N , DU S T I N
REP RE SENT AT IO N
C O L L E C T I O N S / / 29 INSTRUCTOR: KULPER, PERRY
H OU SI NG
J EF F ER S ON LOF T S / TEN HOUS E S
D O U G L A S S KEL BA U G H C o l l a b o r a t o r s : Ju a n Re s t r e p o & E l l i o t Ev a ns R e v i t / R h i n o c er o s 5 Jefferson Lofts
EAST FORT ST.
The Jefferson Lofts is a project striving to explore the concept of lofted spaces by attempting to create a large variety of unit types to accommodate people of different income rates. The building creates a total of nine different unit types. As a code workaround typical of the Pinkzones in Lean Urbanism, the building incorporates double height units and corridors every other floor to achieve a 7-story building with fire-proof construction only on the ground floor. Though various studies the building includes a total of 39 units ranging from typical lofts to three bedroom apartments where some include balcony spaces and three different communal areas that are distributed throughout the building. Some of these amenity spaces include a community gym, workspace and a rooftop space for the residents to enjoy the views of downtown Detroit and the surrounding area. The construction type inspired the materiality of the wood facade and screening element, where the the construction type begins manifesting itself onto the facade. BEAUFAIT ST.
Ten Houses The Ten Houses project explores the future of housing in Detroit as more millennials and young professionals begin to move back into the city. Though this exploration, the concept of shared housing was explored by creating a series of ten townhouses with a range of five to six different rentable bedrooms. The idea is the cost of the townhouses would be split between young professionals with the overall goal of promoting co-living and cross collaboration between the well-educated youth seeking increased opportunities in a newly rejuvenated Detroit. The townhouses include two terrace/balcony spaces as well as large communal kitchens and lounge spaces.
JEFFERSON LOFTS TEN HOUSES
Ten Houses Section
Jefferson Lofts Section
Jefferson Loft: Unit Perspective
Jefferson Loft: Wall Section Detail ROOF OVER BALCONY **(EXTERIOR)** REFLECTIVE ROOF COATING EPDM ROOF MEMBRANE (ADH.) 3/4” OSB DECKING 3/4” PLYWOOD CEILING **(INSIDE)**
TOP OF ROOF 76’-0” ROOF 73' - 0"
ROOF OVER CONDITIONED SPACE **(EXTERIOR)** REFLECTIVE ROOF COATING EPDM ROOF MEMBRANE (ADHEARED) 3/4” OSB DECKING 12” BATT INSUL. 3/4” PLYWOOD CEILING **(INSIDE)**
JEFFERSON LOFTS Level 3 33' - 0"
Elliot Evans, Juan Restrepo, Sung Su Kim Level 4 52' - 0"
Kelbaugh ROOF 73' - 0"
MEZ 4 62’-0” MEZ 4 62' - 0"
2X8 HEADER COLLUMN (BEYOND)
EXTERIOR WALL **(INTERIOR)** 5/8” GYPSUM BOARD INT. FINISH VAPOR BARRIER 2 x 6 STUD WALL WITH H.D. BATT INSUL. 3/4” PLYWOOD SHEATHING 1” POLYISOCYANURATE (FOIL-FACED) BREATHABLE WEATHER BARRIER 1/2” AIR SPACE 3/4” CEDER GROOVED PANELING **(EXTERIOR)**
LVL. 4 52’-0” Level 4 52' - 0"
MOVABLE LOUVER SYSTEM (WOOD)
MEZ 3 43' - 0"
42” RAILING + TRACK FOR LOUVER SYSTEM
LVL. 3 33’-0” Level 3 33' - 0"
TYP. BALCONY **(TOP)** DUCKBOARD FLOATING DECK SYSTEM DRANAGE/WEATHER MEMBRANE SLOPED BLOCKING FOR DRANAGE 3/4”OSB SUBFLOOR 2X8 JOISTS 1/2” PLYWOOD CEILING
MEZ 2 24' - 0"
LVL. 2 14’-0”
1ST FL. EXTERIOR WALL **(INSIDE)** 12” CMU BLOCK VAPOR RETARDER 2” RIDGID INSULATION MOISTURE BARRIER 1/2” AIR SPACE PREFAB CONCRETE PANEL **(EXTERIOR)**
Level 2 14' - 0"
LVL. 1 0’-0”
TYP. FLOOR LAYERS **(TOP)** 3/4” PLYWOOD FLOORING GREEN GLUE 1/2” PLYWOOD SERENA MAT UNDERLAY (FOR NOISE C.) UNDERLAY ADHESIVE 3/4” OSB SUBFLOOR 11 5/8” TJI JOIST 16” O.C. 1/2” PLYWOOD CEILING
1ST FL. FLOOR LAYERS **(TOP)** 4” CONCRETE SLAB VAPOR RETARDER 2“ RIGID INSULATION MOISTURE BARRIER 2” SAND 4” GRAVEL GROUND BELOW
FOOTING -4’-0” PARTIAL SOUTH ELEVATION SCALE: 1/8” = 1’-0”
WALL SECTION SCALE: 1/8” = 1’-0”
PARTIAL SOUTH ELEVATION SCALE: 1/4” = 1’-0”
One of our primary goals throughout the design relates to the construction type manifesting itself onto the facade in regards to its material characteristics. The project also takes on multipul sustainable aspects that begin to shape the facade dynamically through the integrated movable louver system located on the South and West facades.
This particular wall section focuses on the lofted unit which has a secondary screening wall created byvertical wood louvers and movable sliding + folding Level 4 52' - 0" louver system. One major element we explored that is conveyed within the section are the opperable windows within the window wall for natural ventilation and to capitalise on the stack affect. Another aspect which is still under inspection is the beam that connects the mez. floor to the vertical mullions. This is not only to help hold the floor up but it also acts as a brace against the wind load since it is a double height MEZ 2 space. 24' - 0"
Through three primary facade conditions we are also able to hint at the program hidden behind the facade. First, the more public areas, such as the storefronts on the ground floor as well as the common spaces on each floor are parimarally faced with glazing, window wall / curtain wall systems. In contrast the residentail private spaces, are dominated by a wood pallet. At a majority of the double high, lofted spaces the wood facade manifests itself through vertical louvers which extend past the balcony KEY ELEVATION NOT TO SCALE to form the railing. Then for the 2 story, more affordable units the use of grouved wood paneling is used. MEZ 3 Level 1 43' - 0" 0' - 0"
1’-6” MIN. FOOTING
Level 1 0' - 0"
Wall Section Design Narrative: One of our primary goals throughout the design relates toMEZthe construction type manifesting itself onto 2 24' - 0" the facade in regards to its material characteristics. The project MEZ 3 also takes on multipul sustainable aspects 43' - 0" that begin to shape the facade dynamically through the integrated movable louver system located on the South and West facades. ThroughMEZ three primary facade conditions we are also 4 62' - 0" able to hint at the program hidden behind the facade. First, the more public areas, such as the storefronts on the ground floor as well as the common spaces on each floor are parimarally faced with glazing, window wall / curtain wall systems. In contrast the residentail private spaces, are dominated by a wood pallet. At a majority of the double high, lofted spaces the wood facade manifests itself through vertical louvers which Level 2 14' - 0" extend past the balcony to form the railing. Then for the 2 story, Level 3 more affordable units the use of grouved 33' - 0" wood paneling is used.
METAL FRAME FOR LOUVER SYSTEM (BEYOND)
MEZ 3 43’-0”
MEZ 2 24’-0”
DETAILED WALL SECTION SCALE: 1/4” = 1’-0”
Level 2 14' - 0"
Jefferons Lofts Rendering
Ten Houses Rendering
Lessons Learned Throughout the development of this project, we gained much insight on the specific restrictions that are generated by the building construction code. Due to this, the project quickly became an exploration of ways we could expand upon the code through a focus on bringing variation of unit types to a one plus three skip corridor configuration. With this intention, we sought to look for methods in which we could address affordability and diversity within our buildings by providing a critique of the current mezzanine code. In doing so, we calculated the lofted spaces by the entire floor plan below as opposed to the direct space it opens up to. This analysis ultimately enabled us to create varying unit types by redistributing the square footage throughout the floor. As a result of this critique, we successfully were able to create a total of nine different unit types which included range of simple lofts up to three bedroom apartments. This eventually resulted in a design scheme that maximized the usage of square footage, provided diversity in the community, and offered a variety of unit type options for a rapidly changing demographic. As Detroit continues to develop, more types of individuals and families will be moving back to the city, with this in mind, our project explores and provides options for all different types of people to live and learn from each other in a development that seeks to grow and adapt to the rapidly changing demographics of one of the largest cities in The United States.
Ten Houses Plans / Detail Section
Jefferson Loft Interior Rendering
Model Picture 1, 2, and 3
Jefferson Loft Roof Garden
Model Picture 4, 5, and 6
Left Chicago River Rendering Perspective was set to celeberate the Simpi-city with a Wolfpoint Chicago.
Middle Five Elements Application Reincarnating the city within a city is ideal for such a project since the site was located in the core of the city. Such site demands such landmark that can promote the downtown area.
Bottom Right Bottom Right: Skyline Ratio River-side skyline ratio whether the highrise becomes the landmark of the city or not. Wolfpoint is the core of the downtown Chicago; it demands something that is eye-
HI GH RI SE S I MP L I _ C I T Y B O T O N D BO GN E R C o l l a b o r a t o r s : Ma r y r o s e Zb e z i n s k i & R o n g b o Hu Revi t /Sket chUp Development at Wolf Point in Chicago integrates four different programs into one building and creates a vertical city. The design was based on Kevin Lynch's five urban elements: Path, Edge, Node, District, and Landmark. These ideas were incorporated into different spaces within the building layout. Other important consideration included viewpoints for the various programs to celebrate the Chicago River Front. The building is consist of 72 floors above ground and three underground floors. The Frame created between two "Legs" allowed the users to experience the sublime from the scale. The office and the residential tower have a slightly smaller footprint compared to the hotel tower to allow more space from the Northeast side of the site. Including the first four floors on the ground and six floors of the "bar" includes the amenity programs to support and sustain the environment within the structure. The West side of the site contains the sunken plaza to attract pedestrians and drivers from the nearby river bridges. Space along the river includes a wooden pathway and various verdant green spaces to revitalize the riverfront.
This part of amenity, consists of six floors, is solely for the users of the tower. This part of the tower will serve the function of fulfilling the needs of the guests from the hotel, office users, and also the residents. Spaces will be divided into three sections as it is followed by the project programs. Hotel amenity will be located right on top of he West Hotel tower, which is programed to have a restaurant, bars, convention halls, fitness, spa and swimming pool. Lower East section of the tower serves as the office tower. Therefore, the first three levels located on the East side will serve as amenity for the office users. The residential tower is located on top East section of the tower, so we programmed out top three floors of amenity to serve the residents.
Public amenity is for the people who are not the â€œuserâ€? of this spaces. This category of people should have an easier access to the amenities such as restaurant and shops. At the most bottom of the tower, the podium makes the visitors simply enter through center then disperse to the wherever the point of interest of the person is. Also simply by having public amenity, podium, on the bottom of the tower, on street level, there is a clear separation between public user and private users (office, hotel, and residents). Only by having lobbies totally secured from the other spaces around the podium, no worries for public people to enter these areas.
Central Plaza Rendering
Hotel & Office
The Center of the tower Is the heart of the tower. This frames the downtown Chicago with the famous worldly known landmark Willis-Tower. The opening will create the whole new perspective of the Chicago and the visitors from all around the world will experience something unique that will only be established by this landmark â€œSimpli-City.â€?
Hotel and office spaces are located in the bottom half of the structure. Both programs require some interlink to the public spaces from private spaces for users to use public amenities.
Residential units are located on the top of the tower to isolate from the public circulation. The bottom half of the tower are programmed to be a hotel and office. In this case, hotel and office populations have easier access to the public amenities.
PR O P O S IT IO N S PLAZA DE LA PAZ RENOVATION ANDREW MODRELL & LAURA WONG C ollab or ato r: Dan ial Ba rr i o s Rhinoc er os 5 Over the past two decades, architects have been increasingly called upon to lead more projective aspects of urbanization. As such, we need to be more facile and engaged with the models and conventions of contemporary urban design practice in order to credibly play a leading role in these endeavors. Whether these pursuits are driven by Global City ambitions, the quest for the Creative Class, subscription to the Dubai or Singapore or Shanghai models, or chasing some other idealized definition of urban form implied by the newest city ranking, the challenge for urban design going forward is how to provide bespoke, locally appropriate solutions that are still capable of meeting the aspirations of an increasingly internationalized and generic definition of successful contemporary urban form. In order to begin to understand the implications of these demands, this studio will focus specifically on Barranquilla, Colombia, a city actively grappling with these competing agendas of locally appropriate specificity and global ambition. However, the developments that were present now in Barranquilla only allows for the transformation of old to new, which did not provide a chance for and their history to play a role in anywhere. So, our project brought attention to the identity of the Barranquilla to the most iconic sanctuary of the Barranquilla, in the hope of reviving the culture of the people and history. Collective gathering in public open space is a significant of culture. Barranquilla is also a one of the largest carnival festival, where the Plaza de la Paz is a crucial place in a both of location and open gathering space. The plaza is also planned for a renovation, and we took this as an opportunity to propose a model, where the beacons that represent the five districts are located at the heart of the park and connecting the Plaza and beacons with the axial water feature that creates the imagery of Magdalena River.
Plaza de la Paz / Barranquilla
Site Information Diagram
Sunken Garden / Sections
Sunken Garden / District Beacons Perspective
IN S T IT U T IO N S _0 1
CLAGUE MIDDLE SCHOOL J OH N MC M OR R OUGH Revit
In-Formate De-Formate Re-Formate
The In Formation / De-Formation / Re: Formation studio uses a research-based approach that works from the premise that buildings and institutions come into existence as parallel developments, and, if one is to work with the ambition of “liberating” institutions, one must first study and understand the institution’s existent operations as a necessary pre-condition for any subsequent proposition. As implied by the studio name, the approach is three-fold. The first aspect, “Information,” focuses on the gathering, filtration, and synthesis of programmatic data into configurations that address the needs (both overt and implicit) of the institution’s various constituencies. “Deformation” works to marshal the extrinsic forces that operate on buildings (zoning and infrastructural constraints) into productive design criteria. Finally “Reformation,” entails a close reading of the institution’s typological history, and identifies potentials within the institutional lineage for new and surprising (i.e. “liberating”) configurations. The final result of the studio is a building, both in its geometric description (drawings, models) but a l s o i n l og i c a l a r g u m e nt s for its existen ce (diagrams an d n arratives).
Typological Argument Two circles create the two central areas where these two spaces become entertainment + gathering spaces.
Itâ€™s too hard...
I can help you!
Adjustment between the original and new grid lines will emphasize the uniqueness of the structure.
This school can provide education to the public, and facilities can be used as a conference, learning and social gathering spaces.
Include the technology into the pedagogy of the middle school for the expansion of the education further.
Plan / Program Diagram
Program Identifying Research
I N STI T U T IO N S _ 02 COR NER _FOREST A NNAMARI E BL ISS Re vit The library should function as a space for education, socialization, and communication. However, these are the very basic factors of the character of the library. Chicago is the city where not so much of the sporadic greeneries are celebrated. The design emerged from the reminiscing the forest and shadows of the trees. The idea was to challenge a new idea of the integration of both urban and architectural design should be and find new opportunities within the design decisions. The intention was to create a very modern and chic version of the forest through the facade, while the programs inside create the valley like condition where the users travel through the crevasse like atrium space to access to the programs.
Interior Perspective 1 & 2
Site Vicinity Diagram
TEC HT O N IC O BS ERVATION TOWER J EFF KAN SL E R Collaborator: Nevis Isaj, Becky Cho, & H ar is Kar a j i c Revit The task of this project was to demonstrate the full understanding of the study of the stress, strain, and deformations in axially loaded members. Beam stresses such as direct shear and bearing stress, torsion, stress under combined loading were taken into consideration. Along with the design of an observatory at the open terrain, each member of the structures were calculated and designed according to their conditions. Understanding of the intermediate level of structure is displayed through this study.
FA B_PA NE LS F OL DA B L E PAN E L S M I C HA E L KE N N E D Y C o l l a b o r a t o r: Ha n Ga o , Al e c i a Hl e b e c h u k Rhinoceros 5 Material: Metal Sheet Used Machines: Water-Jet The panel was designed to be fold-and-insert. This method allows for mass production of the paneling, and it's aesthetic can be applied where unique designed elements is needed to provide accent to the environment.
FA B_ R O B O T IC S MO D U LA R COLUMN DU STI N BRU G M AN N Collabor a tor : Ha n Gao , Jake Go nd e k , & Chr is t ina Kim Rhinoc e r os 5 Material: Foam Used Machines: KUKA Robotic Arm & Wire Cutter There are two cut patterns that were processed together. This allowed us for a combination of a fluting and a triangular morphing. Dyfing gravity aesthetics were created from the triangular cuts, however the center of the gravity were calculated to be located at the secure points.
RE PRE SE NTA TI ON C OL L E C T I ON S P E R R Y KU L P E R Ma y a , 3d s Ma x , Ske c t h U p , Rh i n o c e r o s 5 Semester long computer generated representation was researched using various amount of programs: Maya, 3ds Max, SketchUp, Rhinoceros 5, Vray, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Multiple number of topics were provided, such as abstract objects to video series. These subjects were translated into a 3d model and re-represented.
Cover Image: Current Thesis Sample
Published on Mar 12, 2018