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Otuo Frank Gyimah

A selection from my works from 2013 to 2016


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My Profile Microsoft PowerPoint Adobe Acrobat Lumion

Studio Programmes Community Centre design Living Space Graduate School Building

Internship Remodel of an Abandoned Residence A water tank stand

Google Sketch up Personal Projects Google Earth Adobe Photoshop

A sign post for Swift School

Workshops Lancor- Christus Kinder Paradise

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My name Otuo Gyimah Frank. My lectures and superiors refer to me as Otuo. Am 22 years of age, graduated Bsc Architecture at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghanaand currently in a on year Internship program at Urban solution Grup (An architectural firm in Kumasi)

My desire

to become an architect sterns from my background in art. After studying art in my secondary school years I furthered in Architecture. My stern appreciation for local and indigenous application of common materials drives me to consider very vernacular and innovative ways of approaching design. In this portfolio my general character towards design is demonstrated as my works tend to pay attention to typical and innovative details. Regardless of my Ghanaian environment ( i.e.; an environment characterised by certain norms and design methods). My works would also demonstrate how

untypical and

radical my designs instinct can be. I enjoy tackling seemingly unusual forms to my environment while also using very local and vernacular materials and methods. Words cannot explain my feelings and love for architecture as my portfolio.

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Community centre Design Project type: Project Date: Site size: Supervisor: Duration:

Studio March 2014 40m x 40m Arc. Charles Essel Arc. Dr. Titus Kowfe 6 weeks


After a rural study on Donyina ( a rural area some kilometres from K.N.U.S.T and within the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality in the Ashanti region of Ghana) A set of community based facilities were proposed which I designed a Community centre.

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Design Process

Design Concept

Inventory of Site

Initial Sketches

Analysis of Site

Community centre Design

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- Washroom - Kitchen and Yard - Local restaurant - Internet CafĂŠ - Common Room - Multi- Purpose Hall - Store - Changing room - Conference room

Community centre Design

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Longitudinal section

Northern Elevation

Eastern elevation

Community centre Design


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The main facade incorporates a succession of columns arranged in a rhythmic pattern to create a playful and inviting atmosphere

4 The areal view gives an overlook of the outdoor multi-purpose ground.

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Living Space- Remodelling Project type: Project Date: Site size: Supervisor: Duration:

Studio March 2014 40m x 40m Arc. Charles Essel Arc. Dr. Titus Kowfe 6 weeks


Existing Situation

The Design Response

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After a rural study on Donyina (within the Ejisu-Juabeng). A home in a deprived and deteriorating situation was selected for remodelling. The aim of this task was to remodel the existing structure while maintaining about 70% of the existing structure. This design also focusses on the way of life of a typical rural settler in Ghana

Site Plan Ground floor Plan Eastern Faรงade had most windows but were well shaded with the roof overhang. This should be incorporated into the design proposal to shade the Bedrooms

Landscape Plan

Initial Approach

Floor Finish Plan

Living Space- Remodelling


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Working Details Arc. Charles Essel, my Lecturer and boss normally says that an architect should always understand how his building works to the latter. The use of construction details in 3 dimension is one the best ways of representing these thoughts to the future builder. It was from my years with him that my attention to details increased. Paying attention to my Working details is a particular aspect of my design.

Living Space- Remodelling


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Elevations

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South Elevation

North Elevation

West Elevation

East Elevation

The scheme was able to address needs as outdoor washing, Out door meeting and shared facilitates. The incorporation of bamboo into the design helps in the uses of local materials in an innovatively indigenous way

Living Space- Remodelling

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Graduate School for Business School K.N.U.S.T Project type: Project Date: Site size: Supervisor: Duration:

Studio November 2015 40m x 40m Arc. Dr. Amos Abanyie Mrs. Laing 6 weeks


Graduate school of Business School currently share facilities with the undergraduate school. But over the year have been liberating themselves. This is an exhibition of future independence. And it can be achieved with

A Design of a Multi storey structure to House the Graduate Programmes.

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Main Brief • • • •

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Office spaces Classrooms (two sizes) Lecture theatre Washrooms

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Site Location and Analysis

Sketch Concepts

Dense trees towards Katanga Hall, Brunei

Use of mezzanines and atriums in the cross section of the form to enhance lighting and ventilation.

Graduate Studies Building

Business School Auditorium Canteen

Connect the two structures

Peripheral Potential • • • •

Graduate School for Business School K.N.U.S.T

Upgrade Potential parking for the school and growing population Increase the use of vegetation for aesthetics and health Create a mini station for Shuttles serving KSB Gentle slopes good for Drainage


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Typical Floor Plans from the First to the fifth floor

Sixth floor Plan

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Seventh floor Plan

Centralizing the common spaces i.e.: the administrative space and Lecture theatre's was key in achieving a structure no less than four stories as required by the program.

Fourth floor Mezzanine L.T.-4 Fourth floor

Third floor Mezzanine Ground Floor Mezzanine

L.T.-5 Fifth floor

Ground Floor Plan

Graduate School for Business School K.N.U.S.T


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- Entrance foyer - lecture room for 50students - Local restaurant - Auditorium Space - Washroom - Computer pool - Library - Kitchen and Yard - Dining Space -Ground Floor Plaza

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Ground Floor Plan

Faรงade System Assembly

Western Elevation

Southern Elevation

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Eastern Elevation


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Remodel of a an Abandoned Residence Project type: Project Date: Site size: Supervisor: Duration:

Office Work May 2015 20m x 30m Arc. Charles Essel 2 weeks


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Design Process

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After years of abandoning his project, the client, came to my firm to “redesign� his half built home. Our task was to convert this structure into a sustainable and environmentally friendly one. This design was required finally to be able to stand among the current trend of Pitched roofs in Ghana.

Before After

Initial Approach

Remodel of a an Abandoned Residence


A Water tank stand for Shell filling Station- Asokwa Project type: Project Date: Site size: Supervisor: Duration:

Office Work August 2015 10m x 5m Arc. Charles Essel 1 week


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The Task

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With Kenturkey Fried Chicken (KFC) by the Manager’s filling station the he contacted our firm to construct a platform for his Water tanks. The aim was to keep the stand as appealing and deserving of the main city and KFC

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Construction

Stand in Context

A Water tank stand for Shell filling Station- Asokwa

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A Sign Post for Swift School Project type: Project Date: Site size: Client: Duration:

Personal Work November 2015 ---Swift School 4 week


The Task

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The task was to design a sign Board for a school on a junction. The aim was to avoid obstruction of views for the drivers while having the board in the field of vision of the passer by The mesh areas allow for vision for the moving vehicles while the post can now come close to the road as possible

The Final model

A Sign Post for Swift School

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LANCOR-

C h r i s t u s Project type: Project Date: Site size: Client: Duration:

K i n d e r Group work Aug 2015 ---LANCOR+ 4 weeks

P a r a d i s e


LANCORChristus Kinder Paradise I was apart of a team of five students of Architecture. Our aim was to come up with a Fun park for children in Apiadu in Kumasi- Ghana. Our Response was to use innovative ways of up cycling materials such as tyres, bamboo and more. Our design response came up with fun games both local and foreign incorporated into the local setting using recycling and upcycling. The site was segmented into five major areas. Each area has a theme based on a region in Ghana.

LANCOR- Christus Kinder Paradise

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Frank Otuo Gyimah potfolio  

Architecture portfolio (2013-2016)

Frank Otuo Gyimah potfolio  

Architecture portfolio (2013-2016)

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