STANLEY LAM CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO
STEEL COMPETITION: LIVE WORK GROW
BARCELONETA BEACH EROSION DESIGN PROPOSAL
SAN FRANCISCO DISCOVERY CENTER
CAVE: GRAFFITI WALL BENCH PROJECT
URBAN REFORM: RETHINKING URBAN LANDSCAPE
LIVE WORK GROW SPRING 2016
SKID ROW SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECT LIVE WORK GROW is the Steel Competition 2016 submission created by my teammate Ted Felix and I. The project aims to create a space that protects the current residents of Skid Row from the uncertain future of gentrification in Downtown Los Angeles. This mission is accomplished by an unique space capturing the aesthetics of Southern California, which allows opportunity for the formerly homeless to grow as individual. It also gives them the dignity and respect of the community not only now, but in the future as well.
SITE ACCESSIBILITY ANALYSIS
SITE CLIMATE ANALYSIS
BUILDING FORM DEVELOPMENT
BUILDING CROSS SECTION In response to the Living Building Challenge, the project incorporates seven different sustainable design strategies to promote an ideal built environment that values human health and environmental preservation. In order to reduce our reliance on finite energy, the design adopts solar farming, recyclying water system, and energy saving mechanical systems with the goal of reducing our carbon footprints. The project intends to bring its values to the LA neighborhood and revitalize the optimal environment for urban life.
FLOOR 1-2: LOCAL FOOD MARKET
FLOOR PLANS The seven-story high building can be categorized into two main components. The first two stories consist of a public local food market to promote the support of local food sources, strengthen social bonds and cultivate identity of the community. The living units are located on the five floors above the public market. The residents are given the opportunity to practice local vertical farming and learn to live a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
1/16" FULL MODEL
1/2" FULL MODEL
BARCELONETA BEACH EROSION DESIGN PROPOSAL BARCELONA FALL 2016
DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE Barcelona erosion design proposal is the collaborative project that I worked on during my time at IAAC Barcelona study abroad program with teammates Bobby Esposito and Saeed Al-Shidhani. Due to the artificial nature of the Barceloneta beach which was constructed during the 18th century, the erosion of the beach from the Mediterranean Sea has become an inevitable force that requires site-specific and creative design strategies to combat the upcoming changes. Through observing the erosion forces simulation created in Grasshopper, we were able to develop a large-scale transformation masterplan that accommodates the inevitable environmental forces. P. 9
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Existing Power Plants
Sand Dune Park
Marine Life Hospital
Marine Ecology Research Center
Nature Center+Recreation Facility
Gallery and Exhibition Hall
SITE PLAN The proposal features two main facilities, marine life hospital and research center, to establish an emphasis on environmental preservation in the Mediterranean Sea and Iberian Peninsula coast region. The project strives to create a harmonious environment that integrates wildlife habitats and sustainable energy source productions with public spaces that take advantage of the accessibility of the site.
RESEARCH CENTER GLAZING
1ST FLOOR 10 M
1ST FLOOR 10 M
RESEARCH CENTER The research center is one of the buildings that we decided to focus on to display detailed floor plans and interior structure. P. 11
PROGRESSION The two renderings show the sea level rise from the year 2025 to 2100. The facilities are strategically placed on locations that are least affected by the change.
Section E-W piezoelectric power generation zone
Piezoelectric power generation zone
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SF DISCOVERY CENTER FALL 2015
SAN FRANCISCO WATERFRONT Located on the triangular abandoned parking lot bounded by the Embarcadero, Bay Street, and Kearny Street, the site is adjacent to the waterfront of San Francisco. SF Discovery Center utilizes the beautiful view and accessibility to create a mixed use building that holds a local farmerâ€™s market on the ground floor and multiple exhibition halls.
SITE SUNLIGHT AND VIEW ANALYSIS
PROGRAM DIAGRAM P. 15
GROUND FLOOR Cafe
Local Farmerâ€™s Market
In order to combat the challenging triangular form of the site, the project adopts an open floor plan that encourages circulation and flexible use of open space. The farmerâ€™s market is a double-story space with the second floor plan spanning through the middle from above. The second floor bridges the fragmented programs on the ground floor and features exhibition halls that promote and celebrate local San Francisco culture. The large span glazing facing north east on the second floor also provides optimal view of the waterfront.
CAVE SPRING 2017
FURNITURE DESIGN The CAVE bench is my team’s effort to improve the overall environment of the Architecture building of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. The courtyard of the building lacked desirable sitting and social space which has affected the usage of the site that has the potential to be an excellent “hang out” spot for architecture students. The project aims to provide more leisure areas for the users of the building. My team (Juliet Luty, Karina Riisgard, Priscilla Wong, and I) took a minimalistic approach to the design to compliment the existing graffiti artworks.
PLAN & ELEVATION
PROCESS PHOTOS In this process, it was crucial to create a budget of all the components necessary to build the structure in order to create an economically friendly intervention for our backyard of the Architecture building on campus. A clear schedule was established in order to finish constructing the bench on time. In the span of eight weeks, my team and I successfully designed and built a physical project that ultimately improves the amenities provided by the Architecture building.
URBAN REFORM: RETHINKING URBAN LANDSCAPE FALL 2017-18 (ONGOING)
rethink | REFORM Using the neighborhood of Skid Row in Los Angeles as an example, Rethink|Reform proposes a conceptual strategy to transform our urban environment. It is an abstract representation of the ideologies of sustainable design and futuristic city plan. infrastructure
green reform social housing
rethink | Reform
stanley Lam | Bryan shield’s studio
URBAN REVIVAL THROUGH NODES For my thesis research, I decided to study the urban conditions of Los Angeles, one of the most populated cities in U.S. Through “Abstract show”, a fifth-year project exhibition to showcase our abstract representations of thesis, I began developing the language of creating a series of nodes, multiple sites within the neighborhood to activate the surrounding environments with the goal of revitalizing the local community.
CONCEPT: REFORM Cities are constantly undergoing transformations in response to the demand of human society. The Life span of a city is defined by its resilience to the changing environmental challenges posed by humans and nature. To ensure the longevity and prosperity of metropolitan areas, developers and designers need to adapt to present and future threats in their planning strategies.
,866>72=B PROGRAM: COMMUNITY Cities function as a laboratory for new urban planning principles. Through trial and error, the society rebuilds new and improved spaces to enhance the social and economic vitality. Currently city districts acts as intricate mechanical parts that contribute to the overall mechanism of urban life. Each district represents a fraction of the essence of the city. In order to create a self-sufficient urban environment, diversity in both population and programs should be explored as a solution.
SITE: LOS ANGELES Los Angeles holds some of the most populated metropolitan areas in the world. Los Angeles shows many issues that are present in most American major cities in relation to urban planning. The both sprawl and compact characteristics of American cities are inherent in the nature of the city. While Los Angeles is highly populous, the lack of public transport encourages the use of automobiles for people to travel within the urban environment. The combination presents a common trait that is noticeably problematic in most American cities.
DTLA ARTS DISTRICT SITE ANALYSIS The Arts district is an interesting neighborhood located in downtown Los Angeles area. It was an old industrial area that has been revitalized by artists recently. Many sites located on the north part have been repurposed and renovated. However, the south side of Arts district has been left untouched and remained as an underdeveloped warehouse district. For my thesis research, I propose to create three â€œnodesâ€? in the south side to facilitate the revitalization of the neighborhood. P. 24
SITE COLLAGE: ARTS DISTRICT
COMMUNITY PROGRAM DIAGRAM
FORM FINDING EXERCISE In the process of generating building forms, I began by creating 50 varying concepts that respond to the site conditions and programs. From these concepts I will select a few and develop them into refined building concepts.
stanley lam winter 2018 Bryan shieldsâ€™ studio
SPECULATIVE SECTION Speculative section tells a story, connecting the space between design, fiction, and future. It aims to generate inspirational ideas that lead to creative design and serves as a transition from abstract concepts to schematic design phase. The collages between the sections illustrate the story of the neighborhood and form a more comprehensive picture of the site conditions.