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Portfol Thomas Byung Kim Design Works

2018


Dedicated to my mother and father, for their unrelenting love and infinite support. Thank you for the wisdom, courage and strength.

303.731.7796 www.knocturnal.co thomas.kim.120@gmail.com


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new balance nyc marathon

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ford city of tomorrow

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outlast uniform rebrand

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trans(inter)ference

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a(m)ending space

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city as canvas

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rethinking bird library

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scarcity of knowledge

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multifunctional mediator

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New Balance TCS New York City Marathon jacob k. javits center, manhattan, new york project executed with Sub Rosa event activated on november 3-5, 2017


2017

New Balance took over the sponsorship of the TCS NYC Marathon from Asics this past year, and we were in charge of creating a new, contextualized shopping experience for the weekend of the Marathon in November 2017. We carefully made design decisions that echoed the identity of New York City while maintaining the practical and efficient purpose that the spaces needed to serve. There were two separate entries created to serve the runners and the supporters. Lots of collaboration between our graphic designers, producers and strategists brought the project to a successful activation, selling over $4 million+ worth of New Balance gear to the 100,000+ visitors of the venue.


professional AXONOMETRIC

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Renderings of final proejct pitch to client.

NEW BALANCE EXPERIENCE DESIGN JULY 26 2017

ENTRANCE APPROACH

5TH AVE. WINDOW WALL

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NEW BALANCE EXPERIENCE DESIGN JULY 26 2017 PG. 33

NEW BALANCE EXPERIENCE DESIGN JULY 26 2017


2017

Photos from the activation in New York City.


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Ford City of Tomorrow festival pavilion, fort mason, san francisco, california project executed with Sub Rosa event activated on August 17, 2017


2017

Ford approached Sub Rosa with creating a lively space that kept the industrial and raw aesthetic of Festival Pavilion, an old military port primarily used during WW2. However, the challenge was to also create a gallery-like space that was used as workshops, cantina, art-gallery and a stage, where numerous speakers would give talks on the city of tomorrow. The design involved heavy iterations through plan as well as an extremely careful consideration of the single point perspective that was maintained throughout all iterations to keep the space feeling transparent. Furniture selections, material detail and circulation through space was extremely important in the design of the project that was activated in August 2017.


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The aim was to create a singular line of vision from the entrance to the stage, while creating spaces that peeled off into the sides for the various programs.

Art Banner


2017

Five, Hanging 16’X9’ Panels with static imagery One digital screen for keynote presentation Editing Station

Video Village

Pipe & Drape

Workstation

G&R Prep. Stations

G&R Prep. Stations

Equipment Storage

6’

STANDARD DIMENSION OF ALL HANGING BANNERS 10’ 8”


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Renderings from the final pitch to client.


2017

Photos from the activation on August 17, 2017.


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Outlast Uniform Rebrand & Digital Presence boston, massachusetts


2016

The client approached me with an idea of taking his booming business online, as they had been operating by strictly checks and cash since 1928 - an adopted family business. A suggestion was made to rebrand the entire identity prior to their move online, as it wasn’t so scaleable nor compatible with contemporary online formats and standards. Preliminary research was rigorously done to see all different types of rugged outerwear companies online, and then the branding was re-worked from the graphics side. After the new identity was agreed upon, the project moved forward to a full 18 hour photoshoot for lifestyle shots on the field, as well as a full product photoshoot for the new website. The new website was designed after all the photos were carefully selected.


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2.0 INCHES

2.5 INCHES

New logo design and patches for each jacket to have sewn on.

OUTLAST UNIFORM CORPORATION PATCH PRODUCTION TEMPLATE

KNOCTURNAL STUDIO

New product imagery as website assets.

Outlast’s wide variety of customization options needed its own graphic system to easily communicate to clients how they can customize their jackets.


2016

The website prioritized simplcity, to let the products speak for themselves.The layout was simple, and the idea was to continue leading clients to the products page.


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Trans(inter)ference montpellier, france

in collaboration with Maya Alam, Mook Kaewkoon & Emily Greer Syracuse Architecture internal competition first place Festival Des Architecture Vives 2015 special mention award


2015

The site, nested within Hotel Audessan in Montpellier, gave us very strict site limitations and parameters which we worked within. Using magnetic tape from old VCR tapes, a weaving panel was designed to hook the tape around our timber frame to create a saturated field of patterns. The tape created a mirror effect for those walking through, and the arches frame the existing arches on site, while the portals directed visitors through the pavilion. Over a four day construction period, the pavillion was built and then taken down at the end of the festival.


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The folly, or pavilion was contextualized through the geometries given from the courtyard in Hotel Audessan.

drawings by maya alam

photography by thomas


2015


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A(m)ending Space hudson yards, new york city b. arch thesis (in progress)


2018

We tend to forget about the people that have to deal with additional disabilities and sicknesses, unless we know of one personally. As the advancement of technology continues to increase exponentially, and the pace of life accelerates, especially in dense metropolitan hubs, we continue to go through the motions of life each day, often in oblivion. By creating a monument for the living, the idea is to approach the design of monuments by detaching the word from historical or political agendas, and representing something banal, however relative to every single person. The project will manifest itself as a representation of our four basic senses, as an overload and deprivation, to allow one to experience life through a different lens, one that is altered from their own, to remind, and hopefully allow one to contemplate about their own life beyond the extents of the project.


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The western railyard was chosen as the site, for its tabula rasa state which is quite rare in New York City. Due to the existing train system running, a platform is constructed through the use of caissons and beams over the active tracks.


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Following the organizational grid that was set up for the project, the major follies purposely break the grid with the cut of the site, while the overload and deprivation volumes on either side of the site, as well as the other objects placed on the site are tightly locked in.

The project exists as a symbiosis of the grid, field and objects. The field allows for flexibility and change with the passing of time, whereas the objects become permanent structures that offer the rigidity for the monuments.


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Each folly is created with approach, entry and sequence in mind. The various follies’ dimensions are derived from the grid, while the positioning is broken from the field. The idea was to create four, similar objects that were placed within the cut, with four different operations to depict the four different senses.


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To convey the importance of materiality and experience, the follies were created using precise materials and scale.


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City as Canvas london, united kingdom

in collaboration with Raymond Guo


2016

In the rapidly growing neighborhood of Shoreditch, the large tech corporations quickly making their move to “the Silicon Roundabout� are pushing out the ones who originally (musicians and artists) made Shoreditch attractive to the world. Thorough research and understanding of (live + work + play) and the history of the context was required to develop the project into a response for another neighborhood at the brink of an identity wipe.


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A 15m2 module was created to begin designing the entire building’s sub-components to fit within this parameter for it’s prefabricated nature.


2016

The idea lies between an attempt to create a symbiotic relationship between the widely varied tenants of the building.


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The connection to the rest of the building was prioritized, as similar projects often create segregation, even when the intentions were clear. The sense of community was very important in the design process.

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15 m

housing

cafe + restaurant

conference pod

office

pop-up foodstall

private studio


2016

The connection to the rest of the building was prioritized, as similar projects often create segregation, even when the intentions were clear. The sense of community was very important in the design process.


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The proportions were based off the immediate context, to continue the street facade that was very important to the high street’s conssitency.


2016

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Rethinking Bird Library syracuse, new york in collaboration with Tolga Mizrakci


2017

A contemporary university library must embrace the quickly changing environment around us, especially in the field of education. Old technologies are quickly becoming obsolete, and new functions are quickly becoming a necessity in a university library. The current library at Syracuse University stands as a grave brutalist structure, unresponsive to directionality, context or circulation. To address the above issues, through the integrated design studio project, all aspects of the building design (structure, HVAC & program) were considered in the rethinking of what must be the crown jewel of a university campus.


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Strategy diagram.

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informal interaction + study space buffer

knowledge, program, learning

+ addition and subtraction

Addition and subtraction.

Parti diagram of all iterations showing the growth of a formal organization idea.

buffer movement, theater, study spaces

splitting of zones

Splitting of zones.

punctured atriums

Puncture of atrium.

Cir


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Programmatic diagram showing each aspect of the project that follows the original strategy diagram. Garden

Interior Promenade

Informal Study & Cafe

Individual studies & team rooms

Bookstacks & Existing Structure

Extracurricular Programs

Structural diagram showing the contradiction of the new structure against the grid set by the original building.


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The elevations correspond to the North & South, where the major promenade and Walnut Park is, while the East & West facades responded to the heavy traffic that happens as students cross from the promenade to the park.

Elevation South

Elevation North

Elevation East

Elevation West 1/8� = 1’


2017

While resisting the context aesthetically, we wanted to create the internal axes through deriving the existing pathways that the previous library ignored.


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The objective of the comprehensive studio was to resolve all aspects of an architectural project, from structural, environmental and code. A unique air exchange system, as well as a motorized facade system was designed to ensure high thermal comfort levels.

1/4� = 1’ 1


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Conceptual sketches.


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Scarcity of Knowledge brooklyn, new york research in collaboration with James Gililand


2016

The issue of water scarcity gained global attention when scientists declared that the Syrian revolution could be connected to the fact that countries surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates are losing water faster than anywhere else on the planet. Nobody is talking about it unfortunately. Even with the received attention, it still lacks the amount of public knowledge and outreach to really impact any countries in need of help. Through educating the mass public on this issue, this project aims to create a center of education and innovation by partnering with institutions and companies that are actively engaging this very serious ecological issue.


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Researching the recent developments caused by the scarcity of water was very important to understand the broader scope of this global issue, before attempting to localize it into Brooklyn, New York.

Research : Syria

Turkey TĂźrkiye

1.5 million farmers displaced 75% crop failure 320,000 killed 1.5 million injured 11 million displaced

Lebanon

city (relative size) high quality farmland w/ high development severe drought extreme drought

Jordan

exceptional drought

Research : California 570,000 acres idle $ -2,700,000,000

city ( relative size ) high / very high fire hazard high quality f armland w/ high development severe drought extreme drought exceptional drought

-18,000 lost 120,000 at risk


2016

While groundwater recharge happens naturally, it was important to understand the actual process of the filtering the groundwater to design the project as efficiently as possible.

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Multifunctional Mediator roosevelt island, new york city


2015

New York City was devastated after the destruction by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Tremendous effort was put forth to re-think the waterfront of Manhattan to avoid another natural disaster that could further damage the inner part of the city. Roosevelt Island is an interesting case, because it is not situated on either side of the East River, but rather in the middle of it, making it extremely vulnerable to another hurricane. Using the rubble from pre-existing buildings on site to build up a berm, the project uses a similar approach to the waterfront efforts, but with a means to unobstruct views and protect a historical building on site. The project will also serve as an extension of the existing park and Four Points Monument.


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The project was not designed to completely protect the site from a potential flood, but rather to provide platforms and shelter for refugees in the case of a disaster. Normal condition

Using the rubble from the same demolition site used to make the tiles, the berm will be created that houses the project underneath. The berm will perform multiple actions to prevent, and help the situation of another potential flood.

50 year flood level

100 year flood level


2015

The tiling of the landscape was an attempt to dissolve any erosion that may happen in heavy torrential rain, or a flood. By using the rubble from the hospital being destroyed further north of the island, the tiles come from recycled concrete.

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN @ 1/32” = 1’

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Using the rubble from the same demolition site used to make the tiles, the berm will be created that houses the project underneath. The berm will perform multiple actions to prevent, and help the situation of another potential flood.

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The program will function on a daily basis as a new stop for the East River ferry, while adapting to new functions when the situation arises.


Thomas Kim knocturnal.co 303.731.7796 thomas.kim.120@gmail.com

Experience Summer 2017

Sub Rosa

NYC Design Internship Spatial design for various different brands, such as eBay, New Balance and Ford, from architecture, to look & feel. Collaborated with production, activation, strategy and clients. Spent time designing, and pitching to client.

The Public Works

Summer 2016 Winter 2015 Summer 2015

Denver, CO Design Internship Photography and graphic design working on brand new catalog for the Supple collection. Worked on the Airstream Basecamp launch as lead photographer on a team. Carpentry and metalworking for clients such a Red Bull and Veuve Cliquot.

Summer 2015 Present

Knocturnal Studio

Feb. 2013 Jun. 2014

Denver, CO Creative Director From account acquisition, concept development, design and activation to contracting and billing. This is a one man studio that has allowed me to express myself creatively with other clients through graphic design, brand-identity and photography.

The Abo Group Lakewood, CO Architectural Intern Assisted on architectural design, renderings for client proposals, and communicated and created drawings between civil, structural and architect on a large project to coordinate through Revit.

Education August 2013 May 2018

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Bachelors of Architecture Dean’s List Spring 2016 International Study in London, UK Fall 2016 International Study in Florence, Italy Summer 2012

University of Texas

Austin, TX

Summer Architecture program Award of Excellence

August 2009 May 2013

Conifer High School

Conifer, CO

AP Scholar All-State Athlete GPA 4.0 200 Club


Awards & Exhibitions 2015

Festival Des Architectures Vives

Special Mention A week long festival in Montpellier, practicing architects and one student group is invited to design and build a pavilion upon preliminary competition. Another competition is held amongst all the follies. 2014

Parti Wall Exhibition

Designer + Exhibition Install Teams were assigned to a single “room� in a 9 x 9 square grid, to test and play with the idea of sharing a parti wall with others. It was a three day, design and build exhibition in Syracuse University. 2013

Pan-Am Flight 103 Memorial

Exhibition Install Committee Designed and installed a four story installation using +500 strings to commemorate the deaths of Syracuse University students on the Pan-Am Lockerbie in 1988.

Skills & Software Digital Revit AutoCAD Rhinoceros SketchUp V-Ray Keyshot MentalRay AfterEffects Premiere Illustrator Photoshop InDesign Lightroom Maya Unity

Fabrication Lasercutting 3D Printing (Makerbot & Z-Corp Woodshop / Carpentry Machining / MIG Welding Slip-Casting / Ceramics Plaster

Language English Korean Spanish (Proficient Knowledge) Italian (Proficient Knowledge)


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Curated works of mine up to date (March 2018)

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Curated works of mine up to date (March 2018)

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