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LOW TZU PENG ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO 2010-2017


LOW TZU PENG tzusue @gmail.com [+60)17 365 6962

EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur Master of Architecture | LAM Part 2 RIBA Part 2 CGPA : 3.53 Jul 2014 - Jul 2016

Tetawowe Atelier, Kuala Lumpur Architectural Assitant Oct 2013 - Aug 2014

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor Bachelor of Science (Bsc.) Architecture | LAM Part 1 CGPA : 3.51 Jul 2009 - Jul 2012 St.John’s University, Rome Comparative Study of Peace, Religious and Conflict Global Leadership Program Grade : AAug 2011 Victoria Institution (VI), Kuala Lumpur Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) CGPA : 3.42 2007 - 2008

AWARDS + RECOGNITION Dean List Award, Semester 2 Master of Architecture Structura Design Challenge 2015 by UDA Holdings Consolation Prize Academic Excellence Award 2012 [LAM Part 1] Malaysian Institute of Architect (PAM) Dean List Award, Semester 1, Semester 5 Bachelor of Science Architecture UAC Student Design Competition 2012 [Internal] Meritorious Award UAC Student Design Competition 2012 [External] Commendation Award

Capsule by Container Hotel, KLIA2 [Design + Construction] Greenhouse by Muir, Restaurant Complex, KL [Design] Container Mall, Gas Station Drive-thru, KL [Design] Farmlodge Retreat, Balik Pulau [Design] Ananda Marga Yoga Retreat, Bentong [Conceptual] Glamping, Balik Pulau [Design] Arktirek, Sabah Design Build Trainee Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 SAFE Powerhouse, Kalabakan Forest [Design + Build] SAFE Library [Conceptual] EPIC Collectives, Selangor Intern / Content Developer Nov 2012 - Jun 2013 Builders Training Program Events | Building Workshops + Design Build T.R.Hamzah Yeang International, Kuala Lumpur Intern / Design Development Team May 2011 - July 2011 Putrajaya Lot 2C5, Commercial Zero Enerygy Building [Tender Documentation] Yeehup Visitor Centre, Ipoh [Conceptual] Fuguang Foundation, Johor [Design] World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF), Selangor Intern / Forest Conservation Team Jan 2009 - Jun 2009 Peninsular + Sarawak Regional Consultation for High Value Conservation Forests(HCVF) Toolkit Camera trapping in forest


Low Tzu Peng | Resume

COMMUNITY + ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATION

EPIC Communties

Making Architecture Universiti Malaya Press, 2017 Master of Architecture Dissertation Design for Deconstruction, p115-145

Chief Architect Urban Regeneration Proto-Park, Millennium Park Subang Nov 2016 - Mar 2017 Designer Disaster Relief | Project House Relief, Kelantan Jan 2015 - Feb 2015 Specialist / Team Leader EPIC-UM Dualism EPIC Home Prototype Build, Universiti Malaya Aug 2013 Recruit Builder EPIC Homes Build #8, Batang Kali Sep 2012 Specialist EPIC Homes Merdeka Build Aug 2013

Akar Department of Architecture, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2015 Urban Biotope, Farm Library In|between: Form + Being Final Year Studio, Department of Architecture, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2012 Tran[S]formacity, Adaptive Reuse Apartment, p207-210 Tropical Transformer, p220-221 Do-It-Yourself Architecture Boundaries 9, July-Sept 2013 [https://www.boundaries.it/portfolio-items/do-it-yourself-architecture] SAFE Powerhouse, Arkitrek, p214-215

SKILLS

Citizen’s Disaster Navigation Centre [CDNC] Medical Relief Mission Kelantan Flood Relief, Gua Musang Jan 2015

Softwares Autodesk Autocad, Google Sketchup, Render-in, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Prezi, Movie Maker, Laser Cutting

AIESEC Malaysia Communication Director Jan 2010 – Jan 2011

Special Hand Sketch, Building Skills, Photography Spoken + Writen English, Malay, Chinese

LOW TZU PENG

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“ To do the impossible first you have to believe in your dream. To be an explorer, an adventurer and a problem seeker. Then work with the people who believe the same and work towards the dream with an open heart. � Tzu Peng


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AQUA TOWER TROPICAL HIGH RISE OFFICE TOWER

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CONTAINER MALL GAS STATION DRIVE-THRU | schematic

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flood resistant home disaster relief | design build

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proto-park playscape urban regeneration | design build

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PROFESSIONAL

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GREENHOUSE BY MUIR RESTAURANT COMPLEX | schematic

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PIXELATED CITY STUDENT HOUSING

PLAY + COMMUNITY

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CAPSULE HOTEL HOSPITALITY | completed

ACADEMIC

proto-park kotak komuniti urban regeneration | design build

Sentul Treehouse Market Redevelopment


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LEGO FARM CHILDREN’S LIBRARY | INTERIOR

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droplets of iskandar facade | competition

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art sketches

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urban biotope COMMUNITY FARM LIBRARY

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safe power house field centre | design build

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earth project yoga RETREAT | conceptual

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farmlodge RETREAT | conceptual

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Selected Works 2010-2017 | Table of Content

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TRAN[S]FORMACITY ADAPTIVE REUSE APARTMENT


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profesional | COMPLETED | TETAWOWE ATELIER

HOSPITALITY | INTERIOR

CAPSULE BY CONTAINER HOTEL TRANSPORTATION HUB, GATEWAY@KLIA2 [2014]

The design concept of Capsule by Container Hotel is inspired by shipping container, for its modularity, flexibility and adaptability. It is also closely binds with the theme of travelling and our belief that container concept can be a potential solution to a sustainable future. The spatial planning concept is influenced by Japanese style “Kyosho Jutaku�, which translates to living large on a tiny footprint. By maximizing the use of each space, we managed to fit

in 79 capsules in a tight lot of 3300sqft and other essential facilities for the hotel. Spatial transparency is emphasized to create continuity in a compact space. The vibrant color scheme selected paired with an industrial approach strikes a balance of cheerful yet cozy environment for relaxation in contrast to the formal and stringent greetings from the airport.


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Capsule Hotel | Hospitality

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concept + massing

capsule experience

Concept + Programs | Concept Development 11


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ground floor plan | programs

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Capsule Hotel | Hospitality

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 

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mezzanine floor plan | capspace

Plans + Programs | Design Development 13


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Capsule Hotel | Hospitality

section a-a | concierge + lockers + capspace + common lounge

section b-b | capspace + common walkway + modular storage

front elevation | shopfront with signage + floating counter

Sections + Elevation + Spaces | Design Development 15


built-in foldable table

capsule structure axonometric

capsule lounge @ K L I A 2 capsule lounge KLIA2 type @ a capsule plan

FOR CONSTRUCTION VARIES

28.05.2014

type b elevation

1. Only figured dimensions are to be worked from. 2. Contractor must check all dimensions on site. 3. Discrepancies must be reported to the Architect before proceeding.

drawn by: jocelyn ALL RIGHTS RESERVED by tetawowe atelier

FOR CONSTRUCTION VARIES

28.05.2014

1. Only figured dimensions are to be worked from. 2. Contractor must check all dimensions on site. 3. Discrepancies must be reported to the Architect before proceeding.

drawn by: jocelyn ALL RIGHTS RESERVED by tetawowe atelier

type a section b-b

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capsule lounge @ K L I A 2 capsule lounge capsule @ K L Ilounge A2 @KLIA2

tetawowe * tetawowe *

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type a section a-a FOR CONSTRUCTION 1:30 FOR CONSTRUCTION

28.05.2014 drawn by: jocelyn 28.05.2014 drawn FOR 1:30CONSTRUCTION 1:30 by:28.05.2014 jocelyn

* tetawowe tetawow

drawn by: jocelyn

1. Only figured dimensions are to be worked from. 2. Contractor1.must alldimensions dimensionsare on site. Onlycheck figured to be 1. worked Only figured from.dimensions are to be worked from. 3. Discrepancies must be reported to the Architect before proceeding.

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Capsule Hotel | Hospitality

floating container counter

tetawowe

e@KLIA2 FOR CONSTRUCTION

NTS

17.06.2014

drawn by: xi yin ALL RIGHTS RESERVED by tetawowe atelier

1. Only figured dimensions are to be worked from. 2. Contractor must check all dimensions on site. 3. Discrepancies must be reported to the Architect before proceeding.

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Construction Details | Design Development 17


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Capsule Hotel | Hospitality

Capspace + Common Lounge + Materiality | Design Development 19


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profesional | SCHEMATIC | TETAWOWE ATELIER

RESTAURANT COMPLEX | INTERIOR

GREENHOUSE BY MUIR JALAN AMPANG, KUALA LUMPUR [2014]

Greenhouse by Muir is a home to 4 different restaurants, a cafe and a fully equipped bakery kitchen - each has its own story and unique ambience. Greenhouse by Muir has a courtyard which acts as a car park on weekdays and a place for farmers market on weekends. Kuroshio market is a Japanese Food Market that is inspired by the Japanese Fish Market concept. The theme of the restaurant is expressed through the usage of raw jute rope and fishing net to depict the daily life of fishermen in fishing villages.

The design of BRYCG is inspired by the culture of New Orleans where an under-bridge scene is created to capture the New Orleans dining ambiance by placing a sequence of steel arches in the dining area. The Deck is a roof top lounge and bar extended from the BRYCG. This alfresco dining area provides an open view to the surrounding of the site. The materiality of the project expressed an honest character where raw bricks, concrete, recycled timber and exposed steel are used. The exhaust ducting on the facade was designed to enhance the expression of exposed architecture.

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schematic axonometric | industrial approach

rooftop bar concept sketch 22


Greenhouse | Restaurant Complex

green roof concept sketch

schematic elevatioin | industrial approach

Schematic Proposal | Design Development 23


exploded axonometric | programs [ source : tetawowe ] 24


Greenhouse | Restaurant Complex

Programs + Built Images | Design Development 25


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profesional | SCHEMATIC | TETAWOWE ATELIER

GAS STATION DRIVE-THRU | ARCHITECTURE

CONTAINER MALL SETIA ALAM, SELANGOR [2014]


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ground floor plan

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first floor plan


Greenhouse | Restaurant Complex

Plans + Approaches | Design Development 29


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proffesional | CONCEPTUAL | TETAWOWE ATELIER

CULTURAL CENTRE + RETREAT | ARCHITECTURE

FARMLODGE BALIK PULAU, PENANG [2014]

A Hakka Cultural Centre and Retreat that aims to promote Hakka Culture in international level. It is designed to be sustainable, touch the land lightly and blended to the natural surrounding, which is a deep forest.

Farmlodge is part of the masterplan and is designed for communal activities that provides sleeping decks with an open concept. The building is mainly formed by natural materials found on site, for instance, bamboo, boulders, log and earth.

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SLEEPING DECK HANGING BED

VOID COMMUNAL/ EVENT SPACE

PANTRY/DINING

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VOID MINI THEATRE STEPS

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section a-a SECTION A-A

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Farmlodge | Cultural Centre + Retreat

SLEEPING DECK (PUBLIC) SLEEPING DECK HANGING BED

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+1000 SOCIAL SEATING

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SECTION B-B

section b-b

Sections | Design Development 33


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profesional | CONCEPTUAL | TETAWOWE ATELIER

RETREAT | ARCHITECTURE

EARTH PROJECT YOGA RETREAT BENTUNG, PAHANG [2014]


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masterplanning of yoga retreat

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Farmlodge | Cultural Centre + Retreat

conceptual sketches of meditation hall + dormitory

Conceptual Sketches | Concept Development 37


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PLAY : COMMUNITY | COMPLETED | EPIC COMMUNITIES

URBAN REGENERATION | DESIGN BUILD

“PROTO-PARK� KOTAK KOMUNITI mILLENNIUM PARK SS13, SUBANG, SELANGOR [2017]

KOTAK KOMUNITI serves as a community centre of SS13 Subang where the locals can share ideas and vision of their ideal neighbourhood and community park. It acts as a first step to activate the underutilized Millennium Park. The structure was designed to be temporary and will be taken down in due time. It serves as an experiment to see if properly designed space actually works for this park and to observe how locals respond to it. The Kotak is located right at the entrance of the park to attract curious locals to stopby and experience the space. It is divided into 2 levels. The lower level: THE IDEA BOX where

the locals can contribute ideas, community program schedules or organise street classroom for kids on the community boards and relax on the playful pallet benches. The upper level: THE PLAYSCAPE is connected by pallet stairs from the lower level. It is a playful space to draw people into the park to have community recreational activities. Being in an industrial zone, the materials used are locally sourced industrial materials, for instance, wooden pallets, scaffoldings, tyres and gunny sacks.It is hoped that the community will be brought closer together by building this place together.

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MILLENNIUM PARK

SS13 FLATS

COMMUNITY SPINE

FACTORIES

site context of millennium park ss13

approach from the road

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Community Box | Urban Regeneration

site elevation

axonometric of community box

Site Axonometric + Approach | Design Development 41


front elevation 42


Community Box | Urban Regeneration

construction process + built structure

front elevation

Community Build | Design Development 43


“ Happy people design happy buildings; sad people design sad buildings. � Tzu Peng

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PLAY : COMMUNITY | COMPLETED | EPIC COMMUNITIES

URBAN REGENERATION | DESIGN BUILD

“PROTO-PARK” PLAYSCAPE mILLENNIUM PARK SS13 SUBANG, SELANGOR [2017]

The Playscape is a continuation of the Proto-Park proposal and is being built in conjunction of the Park Launch. The upper modules of Kotak Komuniti is designed to create a Play and Learn space for the community in the park asides from jungle gym. After the co-creation sessions with the community in Kotak Komuniti, the ideas gathered are : a gazebo which functions as sheltered area for relaxing and picnic, a playground with climbing structure, swing etc for kids. The materials used are easily available recycled pallets, pvc pipes and free tyres in respond to the industrial context and budget available.

The proposed playscape is an interactive art installation with pallet steps/seats, 2 modules of playcells and a swing, connected by a series of colorful whispering pipes. The installation is designed to engage not only the kids but also between the adult and the kids. The playcells function as hiding nook as well as “classroom” with alphabetic cards and number cards on the exterior walls.

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site axonometric

Approach from the road 46


Playscape | Urban Regeneration

playscape with black board

conceptual sketch

playscape gazebo with whispering pipes + pallet playcells

playscape with whispering pipes + pallet playcells

karaoke pipes during the rain

Site Axonometric + Perspectives | Design Development 47


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Playscape | Urban Regeneration

Community Build | Design Development 49


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PLAY : COMMUNITY | COMPLETED | EPIC COMMUNITIES + SEKSAN DESIGN + IMARET

DISASTER RELIEF | DESIGN BUILD

FLOOD RESISTANT HOME GUA MUSANG, KELANTAN [2015]

Flood disaster in Kelantan has been a yearly afair and the houses there are always affected by the disaster after all these years. This project is a collaboration between few organisations to develop a prototype for flood resistant home that leads to a community build. The house is raised 7ft on stilt to allow stormwater flow while the occupants prepare to leave the house by boat to the relief centre. The entire house is designed to be porous and light to ensure it would stand strong during heavy rain and storm.

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The first floor consists of main living, bedrooms and dry kitchen while the ground floor has a wet kitchen, toilet and an extra room. Locally sourced materials are used. Mega Anchor is introduced as a footing option for its fast and easy installation in all climates and geographic locations. Site disturbance is minimal and the use of chemicals for the treatment of white ants and termites is reduced considerably.


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axonometric | epic flood resistant home with extended toilet + refurbished shed

front elevation 52

rear elevation


Flood Resistant Home | Flood Relief

axonometric | epic flood resistant home with outdoor kitchen + refurbished shed

left elevation

right elevation

Axonometric + Elevations | Design Development 53


Approach from the road 54


Flood Resistant Home | Flood Relief

construction process + materials

Approach from the road

Community Build | Design Development 55


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PLAY : COMMUNITY | COMPLETED | ARKITREK

SCIENCE RESEARCH FIELD CENTRE | DESIGN BUILD

SAFE POWER HOUSE TAWAU, SABAH [2013]

The SAFE Project aims to understand how the impacts of forest modification ramify through the web of life. The SAFE project is a long term ecological experiment which will be ongoing for decades. The project requires a permanent Field Centre in the experimental area; a mosaic of oil palm, softwood plantations and natural forest in the Kalabakan region of Sabah. The highlight of this Arkitrek Camp is to design and build a

Powerhouse using materials innovations appropriate to context. Design concepts tested on the Powerhouse will form the basis of subsequent buildings making up the SAFE Project permanent field station. The Arkitrek design build also involves developing the masterplan of SAFE Field Centre and the design concept of the laboratoy and the library.

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SAFE Project Power House with Gasifier. North - South Section.

section of powerhouse

Approach from the road

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SAFE Power House | Science Research Centre

Approach from the road

recycled peeler core details for composite column

Section + Approach + Details | Design Development 59


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SAFE Power House | Science Research Centre

section sketch

team of architects and scientists building in the forest

peeler core facade + locally sourced timber + boulders from site

Design Build Process | Design Development 61


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M. Arch | SELECTED PROJECTS

REDEVELOPMENT OF SENTUL MARKET | MARKET + COMMUNITY CENTRE

THE SENTUL TREEHOUSE Sentul, Kuala Lumpur [2016]

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Traditional wet market has been the microcosm of the society that plays an important role as a community hub. This minivillage of Sentul Market is created by a range of activities which includes trading of local food production and basic needs.

The new programs seeks to turn the monofunctional market into a marketplace cum community centre that caters the old and new community, providing people’s place which is lacking in Sentul.

The research aims to redevelop the existing Sentul Market into a preferred place to shop for fresh local food without compromising its originality and sense of community that can be seen in a traditonal wet market in a sustainable way.

This project envisions a contemporary marketplace that brings community together and achieving positive impact to the environment. Being a “backlane” of Sentul, where the microcosm of the society remain and rich with social cultural aspect.


“ Rather than the architects educating the public on how to behave within a space, it is the public who should have the autonomy of spatial practice in their cities. � Atelier Bow-Wow 63


street elevation and market layout study sketch of existing sentul market (source: tzupeng]

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The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

Morphology Of Sentul Market

(source: tzupeng] Sentul Market development The site started as a railway worker quatter before becoming the neighbourhood market. Before the Sentul Market building was built, the neighbourhood street market was located at the Lorong Sentul Pasar, the alley before the shophouses UNDER THE TREES. The market was expanded to the back and sides, where the hawker association initiated to build the temporary metal structures over the years due to high demand.

sentul market old days

“Mini village� The morphology of Sentul Market is synonymous to an ancient medieval village where there is always street, blocks, square and monument. The hawkers and market-goers have formed a village within this market over the years and it has been a part of daily life of people around Sentul.

sentul market from jalan sentul

Site Studies | Sentul Market 65


street market back to old days

neighbourhood market [source: project sentul]

indian food stall in operation since old days

construction of sentul market building

market activity mosaic during morning marke (source: tzupeng]

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chicken processing area back to old days

construction of sentul market building

market activity mosaic after morning market (source: tzupeng]


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

Site Studies | Sentul Market 67


Programs | Concept Development

initial conceptual sketches of overall planning “the urban layer cake”

The programs are carefully planned to ensure the Sentul Treehouse to stay active 24/7. Ground Floor “ Day Plaza” Marketplace Wet market Dry market + Railway Gallery [ Old market building repurposed ] Car ”park” Square + Market Square [ people place + community park ] 68

First Floor “ Night Plaza” Eateries Tea coffee house + Kopitiam + Bar lounge Courtyard stage [ live band + shows during night time ] Service Centre Second Floor “ Community Centre” Community Library Kids Playhouse Community Kitchen Fitness Studio

Third Floor “ Community Centre” Artist Workshop [ meetings + exhibitions + artist cells ] White Box [ multifunctional hall ] Green Roof Event Space Community Garden


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

Concept Development | Design Strategies

initial conceptual sketches of overall planning

The Sentul Treehouse is planned contextually, starting with the contraints which are the old market building which is the landmark of Sentul, old shophouses, Hindu temple and 2 big trees. The initial concept for the architecture approach is inspired by the railway history, character of the existing market which is ephemeral and the linearity of Jalan Sentul which shaped the building site uniquely. The spine, axis and circulation become the main focus in the initial planning stage. Programs | Concept Development 69


ground floor plan | marketplace 70


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

planning of sentul treehouse section with spatial quality, volumes, spaces and in-between spaces

Dry Market + Railway Gallery The old building is given new life with the dry market and railway gallery which display the railway story of Sentul. It connects people up to first floor. Wet Market Seafood, vegetables and fruits, poultry market cells are designed to ensure hygiene and low maintenance of the market. The zoning is carefully planned where the wettest and heavy services area are places at the back of house. The Pork House is places at the outermost area to keep it private while keeping it accessible and legible without discrimination like the current situation.

Chicken Slaughtering House A unit in the market which functions from 10pm to 7am. It is also placed at the outermost zone because of its heavy load of services and smell produced if it is not placed correctly. It has to be well ventilated to keep the smell away. Street Market + Street Deck Active from morning market to late night. it activates the place at night when the morning market is not in operation and directing people to the main entrance of old market, which leads them to the night plaza. Car “park� Square + Market Square A people place that allows many things to happen. Events, taichi and line dance classes, bazaars etc.

site context | market + railway track + variety of zones

Plans | Design Development 71


first floor plan | eateries

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second floor plan | community centre


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

third floor plan | community centre

green roof terrace

Plans | Design Development 73


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The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

section b-b | the treehouse courtyard, old market and new market

Sections | Design Development 75


section c-c | the market square, old market and new market

facade concept sketch

front elevation | view from jalan sentul

Design Development | Section + Elevation 76


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

Courtyard Square + Car �park� Square

typical morning market day

religous events + festivals

facade concept sketch

Elevation and Facade Concept The facade | old+new The linear character of the facade that follows the long linear character of jalan sentul, which is the only access road to the marketplace. The colorful facade is inspired by the explosion of colors in the market, with the origami-like entrance that catches attention of passerby. The floating boxes with vertical greeneries present a humble yet bold approach without overshadowing the icon. The industrial linear approach is inspired by the railway history of the Sentul Workshop.

community events | movie night screening

Programs | Design Development 77


Day + Night Activities | Change of Events Day and Night Activities | Change of Events

green roof

library daycare kopitiam service centre gym

chicken slaughtering house street deck

wet market

street market

daytime activities

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The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

artist workshop whitebox kids playhouse masak-masak rooftop pop up bar gym

night plaza live stage eateries

chicken slaughtering house

night market

nightime activities

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The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

section a-a | the treehouse courtyard, street market, new market and boxes of programs

Sectional Perspective | Design Development 81


colorful tensile roof

green roof

primary steel frame secondary steel frame

cantilever structural box frame with bracing lightweight modular trellis steel frame

steel column supporting courtyard stage

lightweight modular steel frame for treehouse structure

exploded axonometric of site + structure skin

market cells and floor system 82


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

typical section details

Sectional Details + Exploded Axonometric | Design Development 83


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The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

“ Architecture is a living thing. If I want to leave something to the future, it has to be able to change - but retain something of the ethos that we built over 50 years ago� Richard Roger Approach from the street | Design Development 85


crystal palace [source: https://arch5541.wordpress.com]

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fun palace [source: https://arch5541.wordpress.com]


The Sentul Treehouse | Market + Community Centre

the plug-in city (source: peter cook via archigram archives, 1964]

sentul treehouse (source: tzupeng]

sentul treehouse models (source: tzupeng]

Processes | Design Development 87


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M. Arch | SELECTED PROJECTS

TROPICAL HIGH RISE OFFICE TOWER |

AQUA TOWER JALAN IMBI , KUALA LUMPUR [2015]

“ Buildings should imitate ecological systems. In ecological systems everything comes from the sun through photosynthesis whereas now in human built environment our source of energy is from fossil fuels and renewable energy. So until we are able to operate and run a human built environment by imitating photosynthesis it will be a long while before we can have a true eco-system. ” Ken Yeang

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Site Planning | Landscaping Strategies

Massing

dropoff

basement carpark entrance

1 way route

taxi dropoff 2 way route

site orientation/ follow east west axis to minimise solar heat gain

traffic linkage pedestrian bridge

side core is implemented for efficiency purpose. natural ventilation and facing the direction with less view.

pedestrian from the Jalan Kampung Pandan and taxi dropoff

high density pedestrian from Golden Triangle and monorail

pedestrian linkage

there is an issue of serious lacking of landscape trees at the site. flood also happens during thunderstorm.

perimeter planting

ecocell- continuous greenery to basement for stormwater management

buildings are lifted up to free the ground. well ventilated and becomes a people place

trees at the pedestrian entrance

landscape

fire control room

to maximise view, glazing window is used. additional skin is needed to shade the building

hardscape as fire rescue route service route

fire + service route

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the edge of the skin is lifted on both tower and auditorium to increase visual connectivity and bring in more light


Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

Concept Development | Sustainable Strategies

Sustainable Features solar and rainwater harvesting roof continuous greenery from ground to skygarden and rooftop functional facade rainwater harvesting thermal buffer night illumination eco-cell Massing + Site Planning | Concept Development 91


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Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

ground floor plan | lobby

Plans | Design Development 93


typical floor plan | multitenancy L3-L12 78% floor efficiency gfa 1143 sqm rentable 877 sqm

triplex village floor plan | L13,16,19,22,25 82% floor efficiency gfa 1132 sqm rentable 922 sqm

typical floor plan | single tenancy L3-L12 82% floor efficiency gfa 1132 sqm rentable 922 sqm

triplex village floor plan | L14,15,18,21,24,26,27 65-77% floor efficiency gfa 1132 sqm rentable 922 sqm typical floor plans

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Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

street kiosk + auditorium L1 floor plan

auditorium + event L2 floor plan

solar + rainharvesting roof plan

Plans | Design Development 95


green roof skybar

triplex office village

common facility floors talent lounge gymnasium staff cafetaria

typical single/ multitenancy office

auditorium

section a-a | programs of aqua tower

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section b-b | auditorium lobby + sky garden


Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

front elevation | view from jalan kampung pandan

left elevation | auditorium and sky garden

Design Development | Sections + Elevations 97


skygarden and rainwaterharvesting facade system

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Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

A facade system inspired by the biological natural system, biomimicry. The rainwater harvesting facade mimics the plant stem cells that transport water from the root to the leaves. The dynamic rainwater downpipes dance along the tower opening up to skygarden, while transporting water to the storage tanks. it also functions as autorainshower to cool the building, solar shading, thermal buffer and act as illumination at night.

skygarden and rainwaterharvesting facade system

facade concept

Design Development | Facade System 99


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Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

Design Development | Sectional Details + Sustainable Strategies 101


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Aqua Tower | Tropical High Rise Office Tower

Design Development | Perspectives 103


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M. Arch | SELECTED PROJECTS

STUDENT HOUSING |

PIXELATED CITY UNIVERSITI MALAYA , KUALA LUMPUR [2014]

In view of the growing demand and scarcity of land, UM plans to seek for alternative and innovative high density student housing project. The site proposed is the existing Tunku Abdul Rahman Residential College and Tunku Bahiyah Residential College separated by the main road. The student housing is planned to house 4000 students with facilities which enhance the quality lifestyle of students in UM.

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Pixelated City envisions the metabolism movement where every component and space of the building are adaptable and removable with modular system. Bridge Street is proposed as a new node of the site which also functions as student centre, suspended over the main road.


“ The Metabolism Movement reflects the idea of impermanence of building. Buildings were built to be removable, interchangeable and adaptable. Thus, open systems should be implemented, both in time and space. � Kisho Kurukawa

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Design Statement Issue

Design Strategy

self isolation

centralised ground floor facilities as magnet

lack of privacy

flexible private space & with private facilities for self development

“ To create an interactive ‘bridge street’ that encourage healthy and active lifestyle of students by providing variety of facility pods, fostering indirect learning of campus community from different background.” bridge street conceptual sketch 106


Pixelated City | Student Housing

key plan

universiti malaya bicycle map

location plan

Issues

Initial Conceptual Sketches

Issues + Design Statement | Concept Development 107


dropoff for blk C D

relocated bus stop

pedestrian linkage

proposed bus stop

2-way route

new node

1-way route dropoff for blk C D dropoff for ASTAR old block

F.Law short cut

F.Dentistry short cut

persiaran gagasan

F.Built Env short cut

lingkungan budi

dropoff for admin building

F.Eng short cut

pedestrian linkage

bicycle parking near lift lobby

stairs+ramp = stramp

carparks motorcycle parks

cycling path

bicycle parking at ASTAR old block

admin building parkings

cycling path bicycle parking at admin block

parking

cyclist/disabled linkage preserve existing trees grand stramp

playground grid arrangement of trees as softscape

recreation area in the ‘wood’

water detention pond to reduce the impact of storm water treated with bioswale

fire and services 108

new landscape


Pixelated City | Student Housing

Building Massing

design brief / new student housing building as a whole/ the new and old blocks are integrated as one student housing while celebrating the persiaran gagasan by introducing new node

demolition / old buildings are not in good condition conservation / historical value of the site is remained by conserving the oldest block of the site and injecting new programs into it

zoning / ground level is open to public with facilities. bridge street is semi-public only accessible by residents. student blocks with rooms are private zone

orientation + slope / remain orientation of east-west axis while following the slope for sustainable development and respect to the site movement on the site / from street to building spaces

new + old / the new building blocks staggered up from the astar oldblock towards the west as a respect to the historical building and the site

landscape strategy / ground level is covered by interesting landscaping and continuous greenery from ground to top through vertical climbers at the bridge street

Site Planning + Massing | Concept Development 109


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Pixelated City | Student Housing

overall site plan

Site Plan | Concept Development 111


Internal Planning & Social-Cultural Aspects Core Design

Security System Design (CPTED)

female pods male pods undergraduate pods postgraduate pods security control point “key card access�

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external fire staircase lift + services core


Pixelated City | Student Housing

Porous Planning

Building Orientation

porosity of the unit floor plans and corridor design enables good natural lighting and ventilation throughout the corridor, which directly reduce the energy consumption of the building.

Planning + Perspectives | Concept Development 113


undergraduate floor level 3-15

postgraduate floor level 1-2

facilities floor - 4th, 10th & 15th 114

facilities floor - 5th, 11th & 16th

facilities floor - 7th & 13th


Pixelated City | Student Housing

lower plan

I2-POD (undergraduate)

upper plan

lower plan

upper plan

H-POD (postgraduate)

M-pod [family]

Floor Plans + Unit Plans | Concept Development 115


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Pixelated City | Student Housing

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active/ healthy

study

sectional elevation a-a | programs of pixelated city

Sectional Narrative + Programs | Concept Development 117


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Pixelated City | Student Housing

Vertical Sectional Perspective | Concept Development 119


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Pixelated City | Student Housing

“ A house is a machine for living in. The home should be the treasure chest of living. Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.� Le Corbusier Design Development | Approach from the street 121


“ There are three types of biomimicry - one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem's level, like building a nature-inspired city.� Janine Benyus

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BSC. ARCH | SELECTED PROJECTS

COMMUNITY FARM LIBRARY | ARCHITECTURE

THE URBAN BIOTOPE PRECINCT 11 , PUTRAJAYA [2011]

The Urban Biotope-Farm Library is located in a residential area of Putrajaya. The main issues tackled is the spirit of community farm and Kampung in the area. Urban Biotope means a biological environment created in a city. The Farm Library emphasizes on the relationship between the environment, buildings and people.

The main library spaces are made up of modular cells of different height sitting on steel structure and connected by a ramp that facilitates the circulation of the community around the library. The space under these cells is a community farm and community centre.

Biomimicry is implemented with the anatomy of leaves as the main inspiration of the Urban Biotope. Leaf structure consisting of leaf stoma, epidermis, mesophyll, air space and vein are translated into spaces and sustainability features of the community library.

Vertical and horizontal farming of the library provide good natural ventilation and fresh air to the library. Sustainable modular construction allows future development. The library is said to be a biological environment and not a building as it seems like a sort of green oasis in the hardscape of the city.

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ground floor / main library zone library . multimedia . administrative . reading cells . discussion . meetings . activities . classes lower ground floor / community area community centre . interactive . leisure . educational . entertainment . farming . exhibition . event space . 24-hours study area . 24-hours book-drop

impact to the community / positive growth and self development of all ages

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The Urban Biotope | Community Farm Library

Programs + Approach | Concept Development 125


leaf anatomy as inspiration

urban biotope conceptual sketch

lower ground floor plan | community centre and farm

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The Urban Biotope | Community Farm Library

sun orientation / north south facing with effective shading

wind/ porous design for air space

future development/ assemble + dissemble

ground floor plan | library modular cells

Concept + Plans | Design Development 127


sectional elevation a-a | modular cells of urban biotope

north elevation | permeable ground floor plate as community centre

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The Urban Biotope | Community Farm Library

sectional elevation b-b | modular cells of urban biotope

east elevation | main lobby from street level and modular cells

Sections + Elevations | Design Development 129


Module Mesophyll Construction Sequence

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1 - cell

2 - cells

sectional details | sustainable construction of modular cell 130


The Urban Biotope | Community Farm Library

2012

spirit of time spirit of place

2013

the growth of biotope library with the change of time, community and technology

Sectional Details + Sustainable Construction | Design Development 131


central vein

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community farm

reading cells


The Urban Biotope | Community Farm Library

“ What if, every time I started to invent something, I asked, 'How would nature solve this?' � Janine Benyus

Programs | Design Development 133


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BSC. ARCH | SELECTED PROJECTS

children’s library | interior

THE LEGO FARM precinct 11 , putrajaya [2011]

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The interior design of childrens library focus on the education of farm and food production which is the continuation of the main building’s concept. In this design, Lego is incorporated with the farm concept.

thematic cells below it, which are numerical cell, alphabetical cell and farm cell. These small cells are the place for kids to play and learn. The lowest farm cell has a slide connecting to the communal kids playground.

Playing is the building block of childhood learning. Creating a playful environment provides a condusive learning environment for the children. The Lego farm is made up of a main cell and 3

It is hoped that chlidren would experience the progress of learning and implementation from top cell to bottom cell then moving back to the reality, where farming and crop harvesting happens.


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The Urban Biotope | Community Farm Library

LEGO FARM “Children can build with or against gravity.” “Child has the ability to impact the basic architecture of the play area by building on the wall is a large part of the appeal.”

lego walls and reading cells

numerical cell learning numbers, calculations and games

alphabeltic cell learning abc, puzzles and scrabbles

farm cell learning about plants, animals and farming

planning of lego farm library

lego wall, lego floor and reading cells

Concept + Programs | Design Development 137


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bsc. Arch | SELECTED PROJECTS

adaptive reuse apartment | masterplanning

SOCIOLOMY bangi , selangor [2012]

“ Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge. In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives. � Bjarke Ingels

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Sociolomy | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

Concept + Programs | Design Development 141


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bsc. Arch | SELECTED PROJECTS

adaptive reuse apartment | ARCHITECTURE

TRAN [S] FORMACITY bangi , selangor [2012]

Tran[S]formacity is an adaptive reuse apartment located at a suburb, Bangi. It is hoped to transform the existing unlively building to a community with sociological, environmental and economical symbiosis. The existing structure is rejuvenated by changing orientation of units for good vent and natural lighting, foliage covering the building and social catalysts. These catalyst are supported by

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portal frame to increase efficiency and avoid burden to existing structure. The community is brought together to practice healthy and active lifestyle. The transformation of building and space is also inspired by tetris game, which is adaptable to change and always transform to fit.


“ Architects have to become designers of eco-systems. Not just designers of beautiful facades or beautiful sculptures, but systems of economy and ecology, where we channel the flow not only of people, but also the flow of resources through our cities and buildings.�

Bjarke Ingels

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TRAN[S]FORMACITY FORM // ACT OF TRANSFORMATION

site issues

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Transformacity | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

social transformation

Issues + Concept + Massing | Design Development 145


typical floor plan level 1, 3

typical floor plan level 2, 4

roof terrace | communal space + green roof

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Transformacity | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

I-house | 996 sqft

U-house | 885 sqft

U-house axonometric O-house | 434 sqft

L-house | 1180 sqft

Plans | Design Development 147


metal flat roof rainwater harvesting system

roof terrace communal space on roof level level 4

level 3 verandahway as social catalyst level 2

level 1

new portal frame structure

social ramp connecting verandaway slope 1:15 ratio allows cycling and disabled access

existing concrete structure communal space on ground

exploded axonometric | programs + construction 148


Transformacity | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

typical section | programs + construction

colorful balcony facing the lake Exploded Axonometry + Sectional Details | Design Development 149


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Transformacity | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

Stories + Programs | Design Development 151


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bsc. Arch | SELECTED PROJECTS

adaptive reuse apartment | INTERIOR

TROPICAL TRANSFORMER bangi , selangor [2012]

Tran[s]formacity is an adaptive reuse apartment located at a suburb, Bangi. It is hoped to transform the existing unlively building to a community with sociological, environmental and economical symbiosis.

planning base on the climatic condition of the site. Thus, the units are provided with good natural lighting and ventilation. Reusable & recyclable materials are used, such as timber and log are used for furniture and doors.

The apartment unit interior is designed with transformable spaces to solve the limited space issue and it is tropical by

The planning of balconies directly facing the entrance enhance the sense of welcoming and spaces.

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transformation plans of O-house | programs

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Tropical Transformer | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

ceramic floor tile

red glass tile

cut-log

ceramic tile

avocado 5070

tangerine 3141

timberlac clear

timbercoat gingerbread tbc 02

axonometric of O-house | programs + materials

Transformation Plans + Axonometric | Design Development 155


transformation plans of I-house | programs 156


Tropical Transformer | Adaptive Reuse Apartment

spectrum red 5046

tangerine 3141

avocado 5070

red glass tile

ceramic floor tile

lime 0040

cut-log

timberlac clear

timbercoat gingerbread

axonometric of I-house | programs + materials

Transformation Plans + Axonometric | Design Development 157


Play | COMPETITION

STRUCTURA DESIGN CHALLENGE | UDA HOLDINGS

DROPLETS OF ISKANDAR COMMENDATION AWARD [2015] Concept | Rain ‘Droplets of Iskandar’ is inspired by the site that is close to the sea with abundant rainfall throughout the year. A series of continuous pipe capillaries serve as the double skin façade that runs organically over the tower. The pipes function as rainwater harvesting downpipe transferring the rainwater from rooftop to the sky gardens and landscape on the ground with auto-watering system. The remaining water will be collected at the water feature of Central Park. The capillary pipes also functions as shading device where the east and west side of the tower has denser pipes to reduce the energy consumption of the building. When the sun goes down, the transparent capillaries will be illuminated with dramatic colours dancing in the skyline of Johore.

sectional diagram

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Farmhouse in 360°

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Play | Sketches

Colosseum in Summer, Rome

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Spanish steps in Summer, Rome

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Play | Sketches

“ If you ever have a chance to visit an invisible city, what will it look like?� The Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

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Low Tzu Peng_Architecture Portfolio  

Selected Works 2010-2017 [Architecture + Design]

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