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PORTFOLIO OF SUSIE KWON


CONTENTS ACADEMIC / STUDIO WORKS 4

10.0M: ART-BRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTRE

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WALKING ‘ALLEN’

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RC HARRIS - SWIMMING FACiLITY

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TORONTO GREEN LINE + URBAN ECOLOGY CENTRE

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Folding

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ARTICULATED MEDITATION: MODULAR CONSTRUCTIVISM

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MASSING STUDY

INDEPENDENT - Fall 2014

ARCH2014 - Winter 2015 / Comprehensive Studio / 12 weeks

ARCH2011 - Fall 2014 / Superstudio / 4 weeks

ARC1012 - Winter 2014 / Design Studio II / 4 weeks

ARC341H1 - Winter 2013 / Design Studio / 6 weeks

ARC221H1 - Fall 2011 / Architectural Representation I / 2 weeks

INDEPENDENT - Fall 2014

“Becoming is being, multiplicity is unity, chance is necessity.”

- Gilles Deleuze

PROFESSIONAL WORKS 34

Residences for the indian embassy in rabat, morocco

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Shinpoong Suwon District Museum of Contemporary Art

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King’s Tower

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BI City Master Plan

Redevelopment of GOI property - Summer 2015 / Rabat, Morocco

National competition for Suwon Contemporary Art Museum - Summer 2012 / Suwon, South Korea

Concept Design proposal - Summer 2012 / Bahrain

Astana City Master Plan Competition - Summer 2014 / Astana, Kazahkstan

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01 10.0M: ART-BRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTRE ARCH2014 Comprehensive Building Project | Duration: 12 weeks | Winter 2015 Supervisor: Francesco Martire Coordinator: Barry Sampson Location: Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ON. Project Partner: Mehreen Ali Transportation infrastructure’s singular concern with quickly moving traffic and its resistance to other forms of inhabitation makes Allen Expressway an outmoded monument of yesteryear’s needs. As Torontonians become more environmentally and economically conscious, new models of architecture are necessary to meet the growing communal demands of ArtBridge community center and pedestrian bridge. Located in approximately 20 meters south of the city’s proposed pedestrian bridge on Lawrence Heights, our Art-Bridge Community Center offers spectacular views by connecting two parks on the either side of Allen. Ameliorating the two distinct public programs (pedestrian bridge and art community center) in one superstructure, a new model of architecture is presented where city, water, bridge, tunnel, and on and off ramps constitute distinct condition. Our proposed Art-Bridge community center’s mission is two fold: First, to disintegrate the metaphysical divide between architecture, landscape and infrastructure by combining two distinct public programs: Pedestrian bridge and Art-Community Center. Second, to advance the Canadian Architecture 2030 targets of environmental goals to address future concerns regarding building energy usage and cost (heating, lighting and ventilating), efficient building operation in conjunction with occupant health and comfort.

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DETAILED BUILDING SECTION III 1 : 100 + CONCEPTUAL DETAIL SECTION 1 : 10

PLAN 1 : 250

FORMAL STRATEGIES

DETAILED BUILDING SECTION III 1 :100

OPERABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MANEUVER 1 : 5

R 1 DETAIL

WHITE ROOF DETAIL SECTION 1 1 : 10

5 mm APOC® 248 Arizona® White High Performance Elastomeric Roof Coating RIGID FIBRE BOARD BELOW DRIP CAP FLASHING AIR BARRIER 300 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION VAPOR BARRIER 175 mm COMPOSTIE CONCRETE METAL DECK ON ROOF @ 2 % SLOPE 1000 mm OWSJ (971.35mm Req. 600mm MAIN MECH VENT) 5830 mm HOWE TRUSS + 530 mm BEAM 600 mm DIAMETER MAIN MECHANICAL VENT 150 mm STEEL STUD FRAME RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD 100 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD AND CEILING FINISH

2%

stack I

allen road

bridge site

stack II

view

ROOF PLAN

site

R 1:

DETAILEDBUILDING BUILDINGSECTION SECTIONI, I,II II DETAILED : 50 1 :150 GROUND FOOTING DETAIL SECTION 1 : 10

TRANSVERSE SECTION TRANSVERSE SECTION I I 1 : 150: 50 10m module for optimal daylight penetration

ROOF DETAI 1 : 10

MULTI-PURPOSE HALL (EXTENDED) OPEN LOUNGE AREA

TRANSVERSE SECTION TRANSVERSE SECTION II II 1 : 150: 50 WALL DETAIL SECTION 1 : 10

LEVEL 4 PLAN

W 1 DETAIL 10 mm PERFORATED CEMENT BOARD 30 mm ONYX SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SPANDREL DOUBLE GLAZED WITH KRYPTON FILL 50 mm (2”) CAVITY W400 STEEL FRAME (HOWE TRUSS)

10m 50m 60m

BRIDGE DEA 1 : 10

W1

70m master / control master suite /suite control room room

SHADING SYSTEM DIAGRAM

ART PROGRAM PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION special outdoor storage

LEVEL 3 PLAN

bike racks public washrooms

mechanical and electrical equipment plant service elevator

center of innovation

service access

multi-purpose hall (extension) multi-purpose hall (extension) lounge open open lounge area area

small parking area

multi-purpose hall (extension) multi-purpose hall (extension) lounge open open lounge area area

barrier-free parking

25 mm CAVITY

IT center maintenance workshop

off-stage change rooms

custodian’s office / receiving area / storage back of house staff amenity meeting room

green rooms multi-purpose hall

sports field

children’s playground

partial partial longitudinal III longitudinal sectionsection III

staff offices / administration

outdoor theatre outdoor theatre spacespace

staff washrooms

LEVEL 2 PLAN

open park

table / chair storage visual arts storage music instrument storage coffee / snack alcove

studio (s)

front of house management suite

artist in residence

community lounge / cafe

instrument storage musicmusic instrument storage room room

staff office staff office

DETAILED BUILDING SECTION III 1 : 100 + CONCEPTUAL DETAIL SECTION 1 : 10

transverse Itransverse transverse II transverse sectionsection I sectionsection II

DETAILED BUILDING SECTION III 1 :100

OPERABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MANEUVER 1 : 5

R 1 DETAIL

WHITE ROOF DETAIL SECTION 1 1 : 10

5 mm APOC® 248 Arizona® White High Performance Elastomeric Roof Coating RIGID FIBRE BOARD BELOW DRIP CAP FLASHING AIR BARRIER 300 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION VAPOR BARRIER 175 mm COMPOSTIE CONCRETE METAL DECK ON ROOF @ 2 % SLOPE 1000 mm OWSJ (971.35mm Req. 600mm MAIN MECH VENT) 5830 mm HOWE TRUSS + 530 mm BEAM 600 mm DIAMETER MAIN MECHANICAL VENT 150 mm STEEL STUD FRAME RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD 100 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD AND CEILING FINISH

outdoor theatre 2%

community gallery / event room entry foyer

private

community gallery community gallery

exterior exterior bridgebridge

R 2 DETAIL

ROOF DETAIL SECTION 2 1 : 10

5 mm APOC® 248 Arizona® White High Performance Elastomeric Roof Coating RIGID FIBRE BOARD BELOW DRIP CAP FLASHING AIR BARRIER 300 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION VAPOR BARRIER (COMPOUND POLYETHYLENE FILM) 175 mm COMPOSTIE CONCRETE METAL DECK ON ROOF @ 2 % SLOPE 1000 mm OWSJ (971.35mm Req. 600mm MAIN MECH VENT) 5830 mm HOWE TRUSS + 530 mm BEAM 150 mm STEEL STUD FRAME RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD 300 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION 150 mm Z-GRIT + 150 mm Z-GRIT IN TRANSVERSE GRID RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD 100 mm WOOD CLADDING

R 2:

R 1:

GREEN RO 1 : 10

exterior exterior bridgebridge

community gallery community gallery

outdoor performance / art event area

public mechanical vent duct

LEVEL 1 PLAN

PROGRAM DIAGRAM

GROUND FOOTING DETAIL SECTION 1 : 10

OPERABLE P.V. DIAGRAM

SOLAR SHADING

MULTI-PURPOSE HALL (EXTENDED) OPEN LOUNGE AREA

MULTI-PURPOSE HALL THEATRE SPACE

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM / CENTER OF INNOVATION

B 1 DETAIL

SUMMER

DANCE STUDIO / CHANGE ROOM

WALL DETAIL SECTION 1 : 10

BASEMENT 1 PLAN

W 1 DETAIL 10 mm PERFORATED CEMENT BOARD 30 mm ONYX SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SPANDREL DOUBLE GLAZED WITH KRYPTON FILL 50 mm (2”) CAVITY W400 STEEL FRAME (HOWE TRUSS)

BRIDGE DEAIL SECTION 1 : 10 COMMUNITY GALLERY

W1

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE / STORAGE ROOMS / STAFF OFFICES / CUSTODIAN’S OFFICE / MEETING ROOMS / FLEXIBLE STUDIOS

B1

5 mm FLOOR FINISH 175 mm COMPOSITE CONCRETE METAL DECK WITH 13 mm RADIANT HEATING TUBE 50 mm (2”) BELOW) 1000 mm OWSJ, 530 STEEL BEAM 150 mm STEEL STUD FRAME RIGID MINERAL FIBRE BOARD DENS GLASS EXTERIOR SHEATHING AIR/VAPOR BARRIER (COMPOUND POLYETHYLENE FILM) 300 mm RIGID MINERAL FIBRE INSULATION 150 mm Z-GRIT + 150 mm Z-GRIT IN TRANSVERSE GRID 50 mm CAVITY 13 m CEMENT BOARD

STRUCTUR

SPRING / FALL

LOBBY / FRONT OF THE HOUSE / COMMUNITY GALLERY / PUBLIC BATHROOM / COMMUNITY LOUNGE / CAFE MECHANICAL ROOM / RECORDING STUDIO

STRUCTURAL AXO

WINTER

25 mm CAVITY

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PLAN 1 : 250

FORMAL STRATEGIES

The building’s envelope is divided into two main components: perforated cement board, and a krypton filled high performance double glazed curtain wall system with spandrel layered with motorized photovoltaic maneuvers. The orientation and positioning of the superstructure respects the existing city fabric. The motorized PV on the glazed surfaces absorbs sunrays and turns solar heat gain into potential AC power.

stack I

bridge allen road

The most salient challenge of the proposal is to design a creative public program whilst innovatively integrating the pedestrian infrastructure. In so doing, the superstructure is composed of 6 interconnected modules each ranging in length from 50m to 70m in 10m increments. The width of module remains 10m throughout advantageous for optimal daylight penetration. Two main columns on either side of the Allen interconnect modules for rigid foundation and vertical shafts for mechanical ducts. The two interior of the columns harvest geothermal energy from ground wells and distributed via radiant floor heating tubes embedded in concrete floors, achieving efficiency in heating.

site

stack II

view

ROOF PLAN

site

10m module for optimal daylight penetration

LEVEL 4 PLAN

10m 50m 60m

Adaptive design in storm water management is carried out through a series of site modifications and ramp systems where the runoff is collected, treated and distributed back to the facility as a secondary water source. Instead of focusing on water as a basic human need, the focus here is to provide important resource management strategies. Implementation of green roof prevents runoffs and white roof preventing unwanted solar heat gain up to 70% synergizing with heavily insulated building envelopes. Synthesizing culture, landscape and infrastructure while intelligently integrating resource management strategies would provide long-term cultural and economic benefits to the Lawrence Height neighborhood through the introduction of the new Art-Bridge Program. Enhanced urban adaptive design creates sustainable system benefiting thecommunity in various ways: physical, social and economical. These benefits run in parallel creating spaces and opportunities through which social cohesion, identity and communal autonomy can be reinvigorated. In an effort to contribute to the social and economical amelioration, the new Art-Bridge Community Center will serve the community in its entirety and become the experience itself.

70m

SHADING SYSTEM DIAGRAM

ART PROGRAM PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION special outdoor storage

LEVEL 3 PLAN

bike racks public washrooms

mechanical and electrical equipment plant service elevator

center of innovation

service access small parking area barrier-free parking

IT center maintenance workshop

off-stage change rooms

custodian’s office / receiving area / storage back of house staff amenity meeting room

green rooms multi-purpose hall

sports field

children’s playground

staff offices / administration staff washrooms

LEVEL 2 PLAN

open park

table / chair storage visual arts storage music instrument storage coffee / snack alcove

studio (s)

front of house management suite

artist in residence

community lounge / cafe

outdoor theatre

community gallery / event room entry foyer

private

outdoor performance / art event area

public

LEVEL 1 PLAN

PROGRAM DIAGRAM OPERABLE P.V. DIAGRAM

SOLAR SHADING

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM / CENTER OF INNOVATION

SUMMER

DANCE STUDIO / CHANGE ROOM

BASEMENT 1 PLAN

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE / STORAGE ROOMS / STAFF OFFICES / CUSTODIAN’S OFFICE / MEETING ROOMS / FLEXIBLE STUDIOS

SPRING / FALL

LOBBY / FRONT OF THE HOUSE / COMMUNITY GALLERY / PUBLIC BATHROOM / COMMUNITY LOUNGE / CAFE MECHANICAL ROOM / RECORDING STUDIO

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STRUCTURAL AXO

WINTER

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02 WALKING ‘ALLEN’ Superstudio - Fall 2014 Independent, Superstudio – P4 Recalibrate Allen Expressway. Site: Allen Expressway, Toronto, Ontario. Instructors: Laura Miller, Vivian Lee Program: High-density residential + New bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure Transportation infrastructure’s singular concern with quickly moving traffic and its resistance to other forms of inhabitation makes it an outmoded monument of yesteryear’s needs. With ever increasing levels of urban density throughout Greater Toronto, infrastructure in the city is an underutilized territory that must encompass a larger agenda. As Torontonians become more enviornmentally and economically conscious,the bicycle is surfacing as a preferred method of transportation. New models of architecture are necessary to meet the growing infrastructural demands of new municipal architectural commissions. The intersection of city, water, bridge, tunnel, and on and off ramps constitutes a distinct condition. Part 4 of the Superstudio exposed students to aspects of the ongoing debates regarding the future viability and alternate uses of aged or obsolete infrastructure present in many North American cities. Using the Allen Expressway as a case study, the project tested the potential of an evolutionary and enormous form of architecture that was both habitable and hybrid. The Allen Expressway is at point in its history where it is in a state of disrepair and its future is uncertain. The city is considering ‘aging out’ the Allen as a viable piece of infrastructure. From its inception to its disrepair, bicycle routes and pedestrian paths became obsolete; its interest was nostalgic, they have forgotten the beauty of travelling by bicycle and walking across the city in the automation of traveling by car. Yet, when looking at its need for reconstruction now, we see an opportunity for reconnection of the city with the infrastructure that was forgotten in its initial construction.

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My project transforms the Allen Expressway from a divider of different scales of development to a mediator. In its current incarnation, the Allen has blocked off largely inaccessible green and urban spaces as well as caused severe traffic congestion at three different entry points along the expressway. This disconnect requires a new approach to reformulate and create inhabitable infrastructure. As the site is characterized by layering of different speeds of movement, I proposed a third layer of linear park space and pedestrian paths that would connect the two park spaces on either edge of the site and link bike paths in the East and West directions thereby connecting pedestrian and bike paths that are largely inaccessible due to existing freeways. The concept of the high-density mixed-use residential program was to introduce a medium height horizontally that would act as a perceivable thread through the city and attach itself to a series of new pedestrian networks. As it hovers over and frames views of the city, it creates a spectacle of the various layers of movement and establishes a contrasting discourse with the rigid directionality of the Allen expressway on the site. 14

PHASING DIAGRAMS 2025

2050

ANALYSIS / AXIOM

COUMMUNITY COUMMUNITY GYM GYM LIBRARY LIBRARY POOL POOL COMMUNITY COMMUNITY GARDEN GARDEN COMMUNITY GYM LIBRARY LIBRARY DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT STORE STORE POOL POOL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING BUILDING COMMUNITY GARDEN COMMUNITY GARDEN DEPARTMENT STORE DEPARTMENT STORE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING RESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUMMUNITY GYM

CONNECT FRAGMENTED PATHES VIA BRIDGING

WALKABILITY 10 MIN - 30 MIN

VERTICAL PATH HIERARCHY VIA COMMERCIAL PROGRAM

DISTRBUTION OF COMMUNAL PROGRAMS ON BRIDGE

OUTCOME

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03 RC HARRIS - SWIMMING FACILITY ARCH1012 - Winter 2014 Independent, Design Studio II - P2 Public Swimming Facility. Instructors: Jonathan Enns, Mason White RC Harris Water Treatment Plant, constructed in 1941, is situated at a truly remarkable site on the southern edge of Toronto’s sea line, intersecting with the eastern edge of Queen Street. It was intended to replace and upgrade the Island Filtration Plant and produces about 422 million litres of water per day, which is 35% of Toronto’s potable water. There is now strong consideration for innovative and respectful proposals for a Water Education Centre and Swimming Facility. In addition to the WEC, the community desires a Public Swimming Facility. The excitement to unify these activities at the RC Harris Plant for Toronto water is to acknowledge both “water as education” and “water as play”. The Interactive swimming facility is designed with careful consideration of the existing site condition. My project is heavily influenced by the strong axes of East-West and North-South of the existing RC Harris Plant. The WEC occupies the north portion of the site and the swimming facility is situated at the South-East corner - creating strong symmetry and continual circulation paths.

split via existing axis of RC Harris site

horizontal slabs of interior pools + proposed circulation

interior zoning reform via central circulation

shifting geometry via sea wall

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The building is dug like a shaft into the top of the steepest flank of the hill on the South-East corner of the RC Harris Plant site. The roof functions as an outdoor public infinity pool at the top of the hill. A wide staircase bisects the volume and air penetrates throughout - remaining entirely outdoors, yet placing a threshold in the middle of the staircase to enter into the lobby (3rd floor). Another outdoor infinity pool is situating in a way that it respects both the axis of the existing RC Harris site and the existing sea wall.

EXTENDED SAND BEACH

OUTDOOR INFINITY POOL

LAKE ONTARIO

PLAN TOP VIEW

OUTDOOR INFINITY POOL

PLAN 3RD FLOOR

OUTDOOR INFINITY POOL

PLAN 2ND FLOOR

OUTDOOR INFINITY POOL

PLAN 1ST FLOOR

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P rogram distribution ECOLOGY CENTRE

TORONTO GREEN LINE + URBAN ECOLOGY CENTRE

PLAZA

AGRI GARDEN

CONTINUOUS GREENLINE

PNEUMATIC WASTE BIN DISTRIBUTION 500M INTERVAL

COMMUNITY MARKET (AGRICULTURAL GOOD HARVESTED FROM GREEN LINE)

UNDERGROUND PIPING NETWORK

ARC 341H1 - Winter 2013 Independent, 2nd year Studio, 6 weeks Instructors: Maria Denegri Toronto Green Line competition was not meant to be built but to gather a range of possibilities for the site in order to stimulate dialogue and action. It was meant to communicate with the local residents, who live and work near the site to start thinking about the future. Part one of the project was to revitalize Green Line, a

JOIN EXISTING GREEN SPACE

PNEUMATIC REFUSE COLLECTION

WASTE FEED

FEED HANDLING >

Sewage

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Industrial Waste

Municipal Solid Waste

Wood Waste

GASIFIER

PLASMA > GAS COOLING > SYNGAS CLEAN-UP > GASIFICATION

VARIETY OF PRODUCTS: SOIL, ETHANOL, STEAM

PRODUCT OPTIONS: SOIL FERTILIZER ETHANOL GAS (ALT ENERGY) Fertilizer for Greenline

REDISTRIBUTE THE ‘PRODUCTS’ BACK TO GREENLINE

Power for Urban Ecology Centre

COMMUNITY MARKET

URBAN ECOLOGY CENTRE

URBAN AGRICULTURE +COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM

URBAN AGRICULTURE +COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM

ACCESS TO GREEN LINE

PLAZA

COMMUNITY MARKET

ATRIUM

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hydro corridor of Toronto. Part two was to design an Urban Ecology Center at an intersection of the hydro corridor. By linking the path, the line aims to create a continuous greenbelt for various ecosystems of Toronto. By proposing to plant agricultural plants along the passage, the community market program is embedded for the locally harvested goods where people can appreciate the environment in which it is grown from. Configured as a critical analysis of the endangered ecosystem within the city of Toronto, the proposed Ecology centre focuses on incorporating biomass treatment facility at its core where the community’s municipal waste, sewage and wood cheap waste from the greenline can be collected via a pneumatic refuse collection system, treated via gasification and redistributed back to the greenline in a form of electricity, soil and fertilizers - where community can harvest the edible agricultural goods as a recreational activity. The purpose was to introduce the continuous cycle of local community consumption to disposal to its treatment whilst introducing a natural ecosystem and centre with the meandering landscape and open spaces for any other ecosystem adaptation and visitor’s experience.

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sectional model

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05 FOLDING ARC 221H1 - Fall 2011 Architectural Representation I - P2 Fold, Transformation, Unfold: A Generative Sequence Instructors: Kristina Ljubanovic, Katy Chey This project gave me an opportunity to explore a new approach to design, specifically how surprise, repetition, proliferation, and systems thinking can open up new opportunities and generate new design outcomes. Unfinished work explores how changing ideas about work alter the demands and performance of space. A new method of production such as origami, iterative development, rapid prototyping or design thinking were explored through Folding techniques. This project examines the relationship between order and chaos, symmetry and asymmetry. Extracting the origami method from the flower ball, which is highly ordered and symmetrical, the module created represents microscopic scale in nature. Through extrapolation and reconfiguration of the flower ball’s elements, my abstract model represents the macroscopic view of nature. I started with pre-creasing and simple valley and mountain folds to create three sets of eight elements, ranging in size from 7 square cm to 14 cm in 1cm increments. These elements were then assembled into a three dimensional super-structure that introduces aspects of asymmetry.

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06 ARTICULATED MEDITATION: MODULAR CONSTRUCTIVISM fabrication

+ formation

Independent, Fall 2014 Influenced by Austrian-born sculptor Erwin Hauer, I wanted to explore the techniques, materiality and visual impact of modular sculptures featuring infinite continuous surfaces. These structures can be used as architectural components such as screens and walls. Having previously experimented modular patterning using grasshopper and weaver-birds via Rhino, I now wanted to experiment with physical materials (Clay) to create a module, aggregate them and impose light for empirical experiments. My particular enjoyment working with ceramics comes from the material itself, it is a very honest material that requires a long time to finish. Beautiful and practical is what comes to my mind when I think about ceramic and this was precisely why I have decided to work with this particular medium. Through this experiment, I have learned that a single module with meticulously calibrated void spaces could link to its opposing module to create conceptualization of space. Working with earthly material such as ceramic gave me an opportunity to learn about manipulation of physical materials, abstract conceptions of form and effect of light through it.

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PRAGMATICS + DIAGRAM

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07 MASSING STUDY

S ingle building ( M erged E ntity )

M ultiple buildings ( I ndividual E ntity in an E nvelope )

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on michlifen ave.

Location : 13, Charia Michlifen, Agdal, Rabat Morocco. / Plot Area : 1121.0 Sqm. / Service Land: 192.44 Sqm. / Setbacks: 98 Sqm. / Permissible RDC Coverage: 660.36 Sqm. / INTER-RELATIONSHIP DIAGRAM Building Setbacks: 3.0m on Michlifen avenue. / Permissible Building Height : G + 4. 17.5m / 1st secretary assistanton roof 2.5m max. hall play area mechanical living space17.5m max. mechanical / Basement : 660.36 Sqm.

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attache pa

security maintenance clerk

gym storage

REDEVELOPMENT OF GOI PROPERTY: RESIDENCES FOR THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN RABAT, MOROCCO

MASSING TESTS 1.

2.

future expansion 1st

parcel

from Michlifen avenue.

3m setback on michlifen ave.

G+4 1st secretary unit F

first secretary 265 m2

INTER-RELATIONSHIP DIAGRAM

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INTER-RELATIONSHIP DIAGRAM assistant security maintenance clerk

hall gym storage

play area parking covered terrace

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1. 5 stories residential building 1 story pharmacy 3. new GOI building parcel limits

first secretary 2. 264 m2

4. parking access ramp and security guard booth 5. garden 6. playground continuous access on the ground floor

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1st secretary unit F

first secretary 265 m2

Attache unit duplex E

assistants rooftop 130 m2

pa garden 130 m2 318m2 G+1

gym 50 m2 covered terrace 119 m2

figure ground 1 : 1000

CONSORTIUM: AZIZA CHAOUNI PROJECTS/ RAHUL MEHROTRA ASSOCIATES/ LAPS ARCHITECTURE/ JAWAD BENCHEMSI G+4

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mechanical rooftop garden private to semi-public G+2 indoor outdoor circulation

duplex attache 39 m2

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play area attache parking 182 m2 covered terrace

attache gym 182 m2

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1st secretary attache pa

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first secretary 264 m2

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MASSING TESTS 2.

rooftop

massing

All of the images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Aziza Chaouni Projects. My role in this project was the main project Duties view ofarchitect. the residence included research of the site, Massing studies, physical modeling, schematic

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rooftop garden private to semi-public indoor outdoor circulation

rooftop garden 318m2

Location: 13, Charia Michlifen, Agdal, Rabat Morocco. / at Aziza Chaouni Projects / Type: 2nd Phase Competition / Plot Area: 1,121.00 m2 / Building Area: 660.36 m2 Project Explanation: Competition for Residences for the Indian Embassy. SITE ANALYSIS Project Length: Competition 2015 Summer Location : 13, Charia Agdal, Rabat Morocco. / Plot Area : 1121.0 Sqm. / Supervisors: AzizaMichlifen, Chaouni– executive design director Service Land: 192.44 Sqm. / Setbacks: 98 Sqm. / Permissible RDC Coverage: 660.36 Sqm. / Project Architect: Susie Kwon under supervision of Aziza Chaouni Building Setbacks: 3.0m on Michlifen avenue. / Permissible Building Height : G + 4. 17.5m / inliving collaboration withmechanical Rahul Mehrotra Associates, LAPS: 660.36 Architecture, Jawad space17.5m max. on roof 2.5m max. / Basement Sqm. Benchemsi

massing

parking covered terrace

hall 75 m2

play area 61 m2

maintenance storage 24 m2 2 security clerk rm 4.8 m2 ea. 4.8 m2

covered play area 80 m2

rooftop

RDC

first secretary 264 m2

underground parking area 359 m2 basement

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REDEVELOPEMENT OF GOI PROPERTY - RESIDENCES FOR THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN RABAT, MOROCCO

REDEVELOPEMENT OF GOI PROPERTY - RESIDENCES FOR THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN RABAT, MOROCCO SUN ANALYSIS: ANALYSIS: WINTER AND SUMMER SOLSTICE SUN PATH THEOF SITE SUN WINTER AND SUMMER SOLSTICE SUN OF PATH THE SITE

Coordinates of Rabat: 34.0309 N, 6.8416 W site

PARTI DIAGRAM / AXIOM

PARTI DIAGRAMS

Shadow Study: Winter and Summer Solstice Sun Path of the Site Coordinates of Rabat: 34.0309 N, 6.8416 W Summer: June 21st 7 am Sunrise at 120 Azimuth 5 pm Sunset at 237 Azimuth

Winter: December 21st 7 am Sunrise at 120 Azimuth 5 pm Sunset at 237 Azimuth

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solar noon

3m setback

extruding mass

G+4 @ 3.2m per floor

a. roof of the floor plate becoming the terrace of the upper floor. b. shifted plate providing passive solar shading.

Winter: December 21st 7 am Sunrise at 120 Azimuth 5 pm Sunset at 237 Azimuth

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Shifting floor plates according to 1.5m allowable cantilever on Michlifen avenue.

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Shadow Study: Winter and Summer Solstice Sun Path of the Site with Proposed Design Coordinates of Rabat: 34.0309 N, 6.8416 W

Coordinates of Rabat: 34.0309 N, 6.8416 W

creating covered leisure space on the ground level

Summer: June 21st 7 am Sunrise at 120 Azimuth 5 pm Sunset at 237 Azimuth

Summer: June 21st 5 am Sunrise at 60 Azimuth 7 pm Sunset at 300 Azimuth

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03 pm

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inserting programs:

potential future expansion

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Winter: December 21st 7 am Sunrise at 120 Azimuth 5 pm Sunset at 237 Azimuth

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REDEVELOPEMENT OF GOI PROPERTY - RESIDENCES FOR THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN RABAT, MOROCCO

REDEVELOPEMENT OF GOI PROPERTY - RESIDENCES FOR THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN RABAT, MOROCCO

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09 SHINPOONG SUWON DISTRICT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Location: Suwon, South Korea / at Gansam Architet & Partners/ Type: Competition Won, 2012 / Site Area: 6,129.00 m2 / Building Area: 3,919.00 m2 / Gross Floor Area: 9,952.00 m2 Project Explanation: Competition for Suwon I-Park Museum of Contemporary Art Project Length: Competition 2012 – Completion 2014 Supervisors: Architect Kyo-Nam Chin – executive design director Project Manager/ Designer Jung-Seung Lee All of the images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Gansam Architect & Partners. My role in this project included research on the history of the site, Massing studies, physical modeling, schematic design, 3D modeling, diagramming and rendering. Architect Kyo-Nam Chin commended me for my team workmanship, basic craftsmanship on modeling and architectural drawing, ability to relate historical information to architectural thoughts and to develop as an architectural concept. The project’s motif was “Gate to the City and Culture.” The project added a new museum to a historical site that was inspired by the historic urban footprint. The basic Massing was based upon the historical footprint. This project’s challenges were twofold. The first challenge was navigating the boundary that exists between culture (ubiquitous) and industry (ticketed venues). A Museum of Contemporary Art inherently creates a rift between those who can experience the exhibition and those who cannot. A museum should be available for the community in its entirety. Thus, the building itself must become an experience of contemporary art instead of an exclusive exhibition hall.

The second and most salient challenge of this project was to design a contemporary art museum beside the most historical site of Suwon: Hwaseong Haenggung. While it may have triggered controversy because some of the residents felt that such a minimalistic/ futuristic edifice looked quite out of place, such a juxtaposition of contrasting architectural styles successfully merged the old and new. The minimalistic design contains the contemporary art venues beside the most historical artifacts of the city. About Hwaseoong Haeng Gung: Hwaseong Haenggung, Historic Site No.478, was built at the eastern foot of the Paldal Mountain in 1789, the 13th year of King Jeongjo’s reign, establishing Suwon as a new county. It had been used as the Suwon government office and Detached Palace. The organizational logic and ambition of the project is to maintain visual and formal continuity between solid and void spaces. The concept design followed a series of conceptualization of spaces (void) through the manipulation of physical materials, the interplay between abstract form and the accommodation and shelter of the body, and culturally formed elements of architectural tradition of Suwon was explored.

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10 KING’S TOWER Location: Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain / at Gansam Architet & Partners / Type: Concept Design proposed 2012 This project was conceived in response to the recent effort by the Kingdom of Bahrain to reclaim its economy from a legacy of being a post-oil economy. The challenge was to consider public access to the building, link to cultural heritage, and a program that contributes to the evolution of the capital. The goal was to repurpose the government’s heavy investment in banking and tourism sectors as a hotel with an ideologically charged design. Accessibility

This project is focused on the relationship of overlapping systems produced by an external set of demands placed on a building’s surface to be highly energy efficient. The Zagros Mountains across the Persian Gulf in Iran cause low-level winds to be directed toward Bahrain. Summers are extremely hot. The seas around Bahrain are very shallow, heating up quickly. With this in mind, careful consideration was given to the exterior surface structure of the building for multiple purposes: solar shading, natural ventilation and cultural heritage.

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Calligraphy refers to a visual art related to writing, a design execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke, the art of giving form to signs in an expressive way. With heritage and cultural context in mind, Islam calligraphic patterns were explored through various sketches and drawings. The lined segments that embrace the building enclosures are not meant to be an exclusively historical aesthetic, but also proposed to function as solar panels to capture solar irradiance from the strong sunlight of Bahrain.

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AC POWER

Inspired by the calligraphic patterning of Islamic art, an ethereal lattice-work reflecting a contemporary Islamic patern encloses various recreational programs whilst incorporating a dialogue between Muslim relgious heritage and architecture. The building’s strategic location and recreational nature the architectural approach centered on designing an iconic building that celebrates both Bahrain’s culture and relgious heritage. Shading analysis is one of the most essential steps in pahse of solar energy system design or analysis. In photovoltatics it is important to analyze shading caused by surroudning objects and/or vegetation. Such “shadow-voltaic” systems is important for passive solar building design. Using tools such as grasshopper and weaverbirds, three layers of modules were created.

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SITE ANALYSIS

11 BI CITY MASTER PLAN Location: Astana, Kazakhstan / at Gansam Architect & Partners / Type: Masterplan proposed to BI Group, KZ. All images and drawings presented in this section are courtesy of Gansam Architect & Partners. My role in this project included research, schematic design, massing modelling, 3D modelling, diagramming and 2D drawings. The purpose of the project was to present BI City as a newly-evolved iconic place where Kazakhstani residential and urban functions are incorporated together. Furthermore, to provide a symbolic image of future-oriented master plan of BI City, located in the heart of Astana within the city’s prominent Green Water Boulevard. Objective in Urban Integration was to seamlessly integrate the urban elements of space, environment, function, and urban axis in one unified master plan, which, in turn, will mesh into Astana’s existing urban fabric Sense of Community: To develop a feasible master plan that strengthens the sense of community through the logical planning of residential, commercial, educational, cultural, and various public community facilities

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In 1997, the Kazakhstan government decided to shift the capital city from Almaty, near the Chinese border, to the agricultural centre of Akmola, which is more central and closer to the frontier with Russia. The new capital has been called Astana. MASTER PLAN CONCEPT + PROCESS

An international competition was held to help choose the form and master plan for the new city on a 30 year development plan and in 1998 Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates were proclaimed the winners. The proposed BI City Master plan is meant to compliment the existing development plan where it will serve as basis for the urban integration and strong sense of community.

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Situated on the west end of Astana’s prominent Green Water (Nurzhol) Boulevard, the BI City master plan is an integral piece of Astana’s new urban landscape.

ZONNING PROCESS

On a macro scale, the design relies heavily on urban linkage, geographical and cultural context of the surrounding environment. With monumental structures on and alongside the pedestrian-oriented boulevard, it is capped with the iconic Pyramid of Peace on one end and Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center on the opposite end. Due to the site’s location behind Khan Shatyr, the natural response is to extend the boulevard beyond Khan Shatyr without interrupting the continuity of the Green Water Boulevard. On a micro scale, the master planning objectives are to implement a design that facilitates a strong sense of community for residents and for those who work in BI City.

The zoning strategy for the plan is based on the concept of the extended green boulevard. The combined elements of the Central Square, Botanical Garden, and the commercial wings on each side make up the Urban Plaza. The Urban Plaza serves as the core of the master plan, with direct linkage to all of the outer zones.

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enriching the urban fabric

cultural and community facilities

The mixed-use blocks are formed around the Urban Plaza, and these monumental structures closest to Khan Shatyr serve as anchor facilities that interlock and harmonize with Khan Shatyr, the main anchor. Residential developments are located to the north and south sides of the site. Housing types are categorized into two main types: low-rise block type and mid-to-high rise tower types. Both typologies implement sustainable design elements, however the low-rise block type located in the “Green Quarter” portion of the master plan will strive to achieve zero net energy with energy harvesting technology and passive design strategies. Located at the end of the Urban Plaza, a designated block for cultural facilities accommodates an Arts Center, Sports Park, and two schools. The main zoning strategy for this area allows for public facilities that serve both visitors and residents to be centrally located along the green axis, while facilities dedicated for residents are located offcenter for convenient access from the residential zones.

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Kazakhstan has adopted the “Energy Efficiency 2020” program that aims to reduce energy use by 10% every year until 2015. At the moment, 85.5% of Kazakhstan’s electricity comes from coal-fired plants and 8.7% from hydroelectric sources.

Central Park is designed to be the core of BI City. It is derived from the green axis which originates from the Presidential Palace approximately 3km east. Waterfront Park originates from the existing reservoir, and is enhanced with a rejuvenated waterfront where residents can enjoy nature and a variety of activities. Open spaces in each block are connected by pedestrian corridors to form a ring around the perimeter of the Urban Plaza.

Kazakhstan relies heavily on fossil fuels, and the amount of farming is considerably low (0.05%), considering nearly 9% of the land is suitable for farming. As a result, a proposal to utilize the land suitable for farming for renewable energy farms seems to be an appropriate solution to produce results for the “Energy Efficiency 2020” initiative.

A multi-layered structure of forest composition along the perimeter creates a green buffer to filter pollution and control the microclimate. Additionally, much of the pavement is composed of a permeable membrane, which allows for the implementation of a rainwater harvesting system. The Gallery Park, an outdoor exhibition space, is located at the front of the cultural zone. This zone is composed of essential elements; educational institutions, cultural facilities and open public space. The location along the green axis allows easy access from each residential complex, and the programs of these public facilities can accommodate exhibitions, concerts, lectures, as well as athletic training and sporting events.

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PUBLIC & CULTURAL FACILITIES ZONE

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MONUMENTALITY

This zone is composed of essential elements; educational institutions, cultural facilities and open public space. The location along the green axis allows easy access from each residential complex, and the programs of these public facilities can accommodate exhibitions, concerts, lectures, as well as an athletic training and sporting events.

The linear layout of the Urban Plaza expresses the linkage with Khan Shatyr. The Central Square and associated commercial facilities make up the core of BI City, and make the project a self-contained city. The circulation plan unifies each of the substructures of the mall with bridge connections. The multi-functional outdoor space invigorates the city regardless of the often-unfavorable weather conditions.

The strong symmetry of the mixed-use buildings is based on the line of symmetry created by the Green Water Boulevard, which extends from the Presidential Palace to Khan Shatyr. The symmetry of the structures gives a sense of order to the master plan, and additionally provides a magnificent first impression of BI City. The park in front of the site and the inner courtyard function as community spaces for dwellers to interact and relax within.

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Important consideration of the existing plans of the city was taken into consideration when developing the project. The city Astana has plans to develop the land west of BI City as a park rather than as real estate development. As a result, the urban landscape and monumental gateway of the proposed project would be preserved in harmony with future development of the city. The business district is viewable from the entrance of the site 1.5 km east of the district. These buildings play a significant role in defining the urban identity of the project. The skyline of the high-rise residential zone and the neighboring business zone integrate a unified compelling cityscape. The shape of the buildings that make up the business district form a gate creating a new and symbolic landmark for the city Astana. In so doing, the urban landscape of BI City can be seen from as far as 2.0 km away from the site in the southeast direction. The skyline from Khan Shatyr to the Business District creates another unique urban landscape that harmonizes well with the low-rise residential buildings, high-rise residential towers, and waterfront development.

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TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

URBANSCAPE

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• Reconfiguration of road intersection in conjunction with the master plan • Intersection plans take into account the individual street blocks, vehicle access roads and entrances • Sidewalk width 2-3m, linking with the business district’s sidewalk • Pedestrian & crosswalk installation • Building of the walk-axis connect between the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in the east and the hotel and office zone in the west

• Integrated operation of underground parking for each block • Secure parking lot to meet the parking demands of each block

BI City is located on flat terrain, so there is minimal difference in topographical height. Utilizing the natural topography would not create a smooth and dynamic skyline. Therefore, natural elements are implemented to enhance the landscape. Khan Shatyr, approximately 150 meters in height, is an iconic commercial building neighboring the site to the east. This building has an extremely strong presence in respect to the urban landscape of the master plan. Thus the overall height of the buildings in the office, hotel zone, and residential zones were allowed for visual linkage with monumental structures to the east of the site, such as Khan Shatyr and Bayterek Tower.

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ART WORK SAMPLES

“For it is not figures already mediated and related to representation that are capable of carrying the faculties to their respective limits but, on the contrary, free or untamed states of difference in itself; not qualitative oppositions within the sensible, but an element which is in itself difference, and creates at once both the quality in the sensible and the transcendent exercise within sensibility.�

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- Gilles Deleuze

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