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Kwok Chi Yin portfolio


Selected Studio Projects 1. Circular Housing

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2. Formwork

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3. The Hangover

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4. Sense/Architecture

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5. Library/Market

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6. Mirage

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7. Bodymapping

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Other Works Work Experience Curriculum Vitae

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Circular Housing

High Density Housing Design with variety of typologies Tutor: Olivier Ottevaere 2013 This project explores a high density housing design with variety of typologies at a difficult site. Situated at a challenging sloping site, with cable car track above the site and facing the Yangtsz River in Chongqing, a hilly, energetic, chaotic, and the biggest city in China, the housing complex has embraced its landscape and engaged with the urban quality of the city. With rapid urbanization, intricate urban fabric on the mountains are flattened and replaced by big blocks. In response, I also propose one big complex on the site, which its building massing maximizes sunlight and avoiding the cable car track. The complex is lifted by pilotis, as a grounding strategy to sit on the sloping site. The freed ground is designed as public space which is commonplace in Chongqing. It also connects subtly to the surrounding neighbourhoods. By proposing a grid regulating the structure and geometry of the mass, it provides unity of the housing complex yet great variance in itself. from a pencil radial tower transforming into individual circular units and terrace typology.

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concept


cable car station

site

site sections and site photos

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1:500 & 1:200 Massing Development I was initialy interested in the mixing of typologies with connection in a much larger scale in 1:500 massing models. Under further investigation and study did i found the massing as agglomerates of room scale merged as a whole gives more potential to the design.

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massing development


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series of plans: program

33-35/f

28-32/f

9/f

8/f

27/f

7/f mezzanine

19-26/f

18/f

7/f

6/f

15-17/f

5/f


Legend 14/f

13/f

12/f

11/f

10/f

indoor public space

landscape retaining wall

main roof garden

core

radial tower unit

flowering columns

sided tower unit terrace unit public round house unit shops

4/f

3/f

2/f

1/f

g/f

series of plans: program

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35/f plan: radial tower


13/f plan: corridor typology

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7/f plan: public space/ transfer lobby


6/f plan: terrace and circular houses/ underground landscape

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plan E: circular houses/ public platform


render/section A: the overall concept: typologies, landscape, context

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section B:

cascading slope for landscape/ houses typology roof gardens and public space/clubhouse (accessed by core)


section C: 90 degrees slope accomodate straight cores/ vertical circulations and lobby transfer allows traffic efficiency

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visualization: public spaces: roof gardens


visualization: public spaces: underground

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diagrams


model photo: circular houses against the slope

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model photo: public platform in between circular houses


model photo: unit typology with strip facade

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Formwork

Concrete Formwork Design and Research Tutor: Olivier Ottevaere 2012

This project investigates concrete formwork that could be utilized on a sloped site for a possible housing structure. After a straight extrusion, we consider the walls splited for floors and shift to create balconies for pleasant living space. Three units for each floor and gaps are void for light and ventilation. Circulation are spiral stairs along the slope and lift core anchored inbetween units, to provide efficient yet site-reponsive circulation. Geometry of units and arrangement of openings are carefully constructed with systems designed as learnt from previous design process for ellipse construction and hexagonals openings. We tried hard to incoperate the goods of our design into the final model.

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concept


Plans and sections show the shifting of balcony, efficient vertical circulation for units and aperatures for respective program and function. Graduation of the cut line on successive plans shows the interaction and the respect of topography for the structural system. A common corridor is created at the back for a back-up route/alternative circulation which two spiral stairs runs along the slope to the ground floor.

plans and sections

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G/F

1/F

2/F

3/F

4/F

decreasing sizes of circles for a converging void from top to bottom

5/F

6/F

7/F

8/F

walls are constructed by circles and tangent lines 26

geometry/ process diagram

shifting of circles to create balconies

spiral staircase & lift


1. Anchoring

1. Anchoring

Shear wall itself is served as pile cap - It is casted on piles that fix the structure on slope.

2. Slip Formwork Shear walls are divided into unitized panels, at the same time, side walls and circular parts are divided into equal parts for the ease of fabrication.

3. Precast Circulation Core Stairs and lift core are precasted and installed floor by floor during casting procedure. 3. Precast Circulation Core

4. Casting Procedure The structure is casted floor by floor for each floor, wall is casted, where precast slab is firmly connected to the wall before the cast continues for upper floors.

2. Slip Formwork

4. Casting Procedure

Precast floor slabs

Shear wall on piles

construction axonometric

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unit 1

unit 2

number of openings

lift lobby

unit 3

1200mm

900mm

900mm

Opening sizes

1200mm

900mm

1200mm

1800mm

window

2400mm door

to stairs to lift to balcony

1800mm

1800mm

Aperatures for program/ in concrete casting Apertures are opened on the closed shear wall to attain sunlight and ventilation for units. With different sizes of apertures, different sizes of windows for program, entrances are defined. Aperatures in casting as solid also acts as both voiding and spacers in the casting process, counteracting the pressure of concrete.

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apertures


core circulation to units

balconies allowed by shifting

stairs circulation in between units

model photos

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to fountain

cross the road to sky

to theater life + relax

to fountain to tunnel

to street

info ground + art

blocking

The Hangover

A proposal for Basel Tourist Centre for Arts Competition Entry with Sam Ki, Jason Yeung 2013 Situated in a condensed yet vibrant urban context - forming a tight triangle on plan with Tinguely Fountain and the Basel Theater, with dramatic topography across the site. Instead of a traditional visitor center sitting directly on the ground, we propose an unequaled vision: a hanged floating surface above a freed ground plane, forming an ephermeral pavilion space both in the air and under ground. The design is an extrusion of the site plot. The roof is inclined to arrive the around. This roof terrace becomes a social space with views to fountain. The complex surface that comprises all the programs of the visitor center is hung with wires anchored to the roof, which is supported by columns on the periphery. Since the structure is supported from above, the space on the ground floor can be freed. Paper, a material with cozy translucency is chosen for the ambience of the space, as basel possess one of the finest paper museums in the world that produces its own local paper, making it a decent material with respect to the context of the site and the architectural qualities of the space.

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concept/ visualization

blocking


roof/ public space

pavilion/ interior space

ground/ public space

exploded axonometric drawing

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sections

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urban strategy:

context:

activate opera house

residential

create a cultural experience liberated from work through sequence of spaces library + book market + music school

music school

private

library market

opera house

edges mismatch context for layers

foyer/shared

open close

music school access:

transparency and programme

library

east/west facade translucent: screen from adjacent

market foyer/shared

north/south transparent: connection to programme spatially, visually

ground floor

programmatic sequence and privacy deeper in space, more private the programme privacy : market >library > music school user specificity: music school > library = market general reading

reference/ general reading

concept

learning center

foyer/exhibition

study room

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performance

market market

digital library/ circulation

library

foyer/exhibition

music

foyer/exhibition

market

book

design of a mixed-program building/ development of the market analysis Tutor: Wang Fei Spring 2012 It locates at a site with Shanghai Opera House at the back while facing high density residential zones and vibrant street with a huge office tower at the front.

street side and commercial centre

public

Market/Library

flexibility

To deal with contradicting program market and library with an additional program of music school, the design approach is adapting interlocking boxes giving spatial layers with respect to program, depth of spaces. Public and private is also considered into the design, by screening and movement in spatial layers.


basic relationships

we read space as layers

total boolean of spaces (public/shared space)

material (literal transparency)

partial boolean of spaces (privacy)

atrium

space (phenomenal transparency)

manipulation

dimensions of spatial units

exhibition

can be noisy

layers created by boolean

library

must be quiet

go to one you feel comfortable with reading < exhibition read

stack

diagrams: constructing layers in space

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general reading +3.3

general reading +3.8

foyer/exhibition/activity +3.3

performance +3.3

1/F

local materials

study room/new books

digital library

admin/circulation

courtyard

market

music school

G/F

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plans


reference/reading +11.8 reference/reading +14.3

cafe market +12.4

3/F

referemce reading +9.3

market +9.3

2/F

plans

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Through each layer in the space, the spatial frame changes through movement, as if a series of floating box hovering around the main lobby/ market space, but when any frame is captured, the space slows down and become sharp, acute and deep as the percipient slows down.

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visualizations


Mirage

photo essay Tutor: Christiane Lange 2011

An urban scenario resembles the excerpt “City and Desire” in the by Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities”: “In the center of Fedora, that gray stone metropolis, stands a metal building with a crystal globe in every room. Looking into each globe, you see a blue city, the model of a different Fedora. These are the forms the city could have taken if, for one reason or another, it had not become what we see today. In every age someone, looking at Fedora as it was, imagined a way of making it the ideal city, but while he constructed his miniature model, Fedora was already no longer the same as before, and what had been until yesterday a possible future became only a toy in a glass globe.” The mirage of industrial building behind the glass facade has a reminiscence of the inextricable and paradoxical relationship between the cities old fabric and the isolated island of new construction.

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The Invisible Cities and the photo essay


Bodymapping

handdrawing, mapping and installation with Sam Ki, Kevin Huang 2010

In this project we think about how to map and record space through exploring the possibility of arm movement, through strectching, bending and twisting of it. For strectching, we devise mapping points at 3D coordinates through plumbeting arm position to a grid on the ground, so that we can gain corresponding x, y, z coordinates through time. Twisting, which is more invisible, reveals through a layer of tight fit skin composed of tapes and plastic, which is unfolded to suggest a twisting through striation patterns.

plumb line = z coordinate grid = x, y coordinates

Bending is measured through projecting a grid onto photographs with changing degree of twisting.

concept/ mapping of 3D coordiantes in space

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body-skin making for unrolling

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mapping of strectching and twisting movement

movement mapping by projection of grid


left: installation of bodymapping in Detour HK 2010 right: elevation of bodymapping installation

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smart twisting modules

shelter

folding foodstall

kinetic facade study

with Jack Lai visualMID communication, 2011 TERM RENDER

with Anthony Chu, Benedict Lee, Jack Lai visual communication, 2012

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other works in school

with Anthony Chu, Benedict Lee, Jack Lai, Tim Tsui visual communication, 2012

with Anthony Chu, Clarence Fong, Tim Yeung 2012


tensigrity model

with Anthony Chu, Clarence Fong, Tim Yeung, Kit Yau structure design, 2013

bridge

parametric design digital media, 2012

Daxing Mixed-Use Development, Beijing mixed-use development, GFA: 365000sqm Year-Out at Aedas 2013 The huge GFA required for the project on two plots of land is resolved into six office towers with a megablock of retail space which is divided into smaller parts for illumination and ventilation, with plenty of green spaces resulted from massing arrangement. In the project, I participated in the concept, schematic and detail design stages. I contributed in 3D modelling and geometry study, CAD drawing and renderings. image from aedas.com

other works in school/ work experience

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input: main entrances 3D detailing and rendering

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work experience


Allmetropolis urban research

Internship at Go West Project Summer 2012 A research project examining the possible consequences and urban implications of a special economic zone, a chinese model, establishing in Europe.

AREA km

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By comparing the special economic zone Shenzhen and Flevoland in China, with researches in political, economical, social aspect of different cities, the project tries to extrapolate qualities from the Chinese model. It aims to address and pose question about the current international development, fully aware of the gradual power shift from the west to the east.

DENSITY per km

GDP per capita (USD)

2

2

4

4

2

KILOMETERS

KILOMETERS

2

4

4

KILOMETERS

KILOMETERS

METRO Length (km)

POPULATION

2

4

2

KILOMETERS

4

2

KILOMETERS

2

4

Dubai

Barcelona

CBD

Hong Kong

CBD

Airport

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KILOMETERS

KILOMETERS

CBD

CBD

Airport

Manhattan

Los Angeles

CBD Green

CBD

Airport

Airport

Shenzhen

Airport Residential

Airport

Commercial 0

2

0

4

2

4

Industrial

Hong Kong

0

2

4

KILOMETERS

Industrial

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Industrial

4

Industrial

CBD Green Airport Residential

Commercial 0

2 KILOMETERS

Industrial

Shenzhen

Airport Residential

Commercial 4

4

CBD Green

Airport Residential 2 KILOMETERS

2 KILOMETERS

CBD Green

0

0

Manhattan

Los Angeles

Commercial 2 KILOMETERS

2 KILOMETERS

Airport Residential 0

0

4

CBD Green

Commercial

Commercial

2 KILOMETERS

Airport Residential

Residential 4

0

4

CBD Green

Green

2 KILOMETERS

2 KILOMETERS

Dubai

Barcelona

0

0

KILOMETERS

KILOMETERS

4

Industrial

Commercial 0

2

4

Industrial

KILOMETERS

scale and data comparison of major cities to Flevoland

work experience

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Jiaxing island, Jiaxing

mixed-use development, GFA: 10000sqm, under construction Internship at Go West Project+AIM Architecture Summer 2012 It is a mixed use project with multiple program with great connectivity through bridges connection, a open space and high ceiling underground garage/event space in a courtyard setting. I took part in early concept stage to schematic design stage, including massing development, models, facade design, drawings, renderings and presentations to clients. I am excited about this project, for the great participation of a design which is getting built, and the tremendous speed of china urbanization.

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work experience


construction site

1:200 model

work experience

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Education 2010-2013 Jan 2012- May 2012

University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) Shanghai Study Centre, Study Program

Work Experience July 2013-now July 2012-Sept 2012 July 2012-Sept 2012

Aedas, Hong Kong Go West Project, Shanghai AIM Architecture, Shanghai

Activities 2013

Degree Show

-As one of the selected third year project exhibited in the Annual Degree Show of HKU 2013

Basel Pavilion of Culture Design Competition -Competition Entry Other Activities

Kwok Chi Yin (Stephen) +852 96239536 stephenksky2@gmail.com

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curriculum vitae

2010-2013 2011 2013 2013

Conductor/ Pianist/ Chorister at Starr Hall Choir, HKU:

2010-2012

Chorister/ Designer at The Greenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sound(Choir):

2011 2003-now 2009 2009, 2010 2010 2010 2011 2012

-HKU Interhall Choir Competition Champion -HKU Interhall Choir Competition 1st-runner up -HKU Interhall Choir Competition Best Accompanist Award

-Logo and Booklet Design -Hong Kong School Music Festival 2011, 2nd Runner Up

Chorister/ Soloist at Wah Yan College, Kowloon Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choir: -Friendly Concert at National Theatre, Beijing -Hong Kong School Music Festival Senior Boys Choir(Chinese), Winner -Vocal Master Classes at Castel Viscardo, Italy -6th World Choir Games, Xiaoxing, Gold Medal Award -3rd Hong Kong International Youth and Children Choir Festival, First Prize -7th World Choir Games, Cincinnati, Gold Medal Award

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