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CONTENTS 2TRANSPROGRAMMING 12ENTASIS 2

Redesigning RMIT Design Research Hub

Sustainable Contemporary Mixed Urban Development

20FUTURE-PROOFING SCHOOL 28THE FUTURE GAME

Alternative Housing Stocks for the Changing Lifestyles

33TRAVELLING STUDIO 35MAN ON MACHINES 39FOGUANG TEMPLE

Innovative Learning Spaces for the 21st Century

Commemorating Displaced Victims of Soviet Union’s Regime

Creating a Chained Brand of Bicycle Clubhouses

Recreating China’s Ancient Structure of the Bracket System

41SELECTED INTERNSHIP WORKS 43RESUME

Brief Samples of Selected Commissioned Works


TRANS-PROGRAMMING conceptualizing and redefining the role of RMIT post-graduate reseach institute

[Thesis: July 2012 ]

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PROJECT BRIEF This thesis studio challenges students to rethink the role of RMIT postgraduate design hub which sits on a key urban node at the other end of the Shrine of Remembrance civic axis, bisecting Melbourne CBD grid. THESIS STATEMENT With the concept of Transprogramming devised by Bernard Tschumi, my design aims to explore the connotation of mixing disjunctive programs into an usually singular normative of institutional buildings around Melbourne such as the RMIT design hub itself. In today’s contemporary urban context, this idea is no longer an unfamiliar one as it is commonly applied through contemporary mixed-use commercial buildings and urban dwellings as an effect of increasing density of the city’s population. The project brief is further defined to include capsule apartments which are mainly catered for newly arrived international students. This responds to the ever increasing demand of student housing in Melbourne CBD. The capsule apartments will be a temporary place for the newcomers to set foot in while they hunt for a more permanent lodging. They can also be hired by academic staffs and/or students on a nightly basis especially during periods when deisgn deadlines are to be met. From a social perspective view, the design hub will be a transfusion point that shapes and affects the newcomers the aesthetic perceptions and design culture of Melbourne. The disjunctive elements may be an indispensable device of shock that further stimulate the creative industry and generate a new cultural ideal, where the high culture of designs are engaged by the general public.


INTRODUCTION The site was originally the home of the Carlton United Brewery which has lain idle for 20 years. It

SWANSTON

SITE: CARLTON UNITED BREWERY

STREET

PROJECT SITE

is being redeveloped by Groncon, in partnership with RMIT. Currently, the corner site is occupied by RMIT design hub, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in association with Peddlethorp Architects. SYMBOLIC CAPITAL The site is a key urban node that sits opposing the Shrine of Remembrance. Both ends linked by Swanston Street that runs through and bisects Melbourne CBD grid, also known as the civic axis.

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE

View into lecture theatre and lounge area from Swasnton Street South-North Section through site (View towards west)

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102 capsule apartments for the users of research hub, which will also be a temporary lodging for newly arrived international students.

1. SUPERPOSITIONING GRIDS

4. VERTICAL CIRCULATION

With illumesh technology, the theatre screen acts as a billboard that also can be viewed down swanston street to establish further links with the surroundings. 2. CIVIC AXIS ALIGNMENT

5. RAMP CIRCULATION

The digital garden showcases digital works that are project ed in a dark room.

3. DE-STRUCTURING: FRAME+IMAGE

6. CORNER TREATMENT

The changing events & exhibi tion held in the temporary exhi bition space, sculptural garden and digital garden are posi tioned on the front giving the facade a sense of ephemerality.

DESIGN PRINCIPLES 2 main design elements - the exposed structural

frame and the ramp. These design ideas follow Tschumi's narrative by inventing new associations between space and the events through processes

Textile workshop

of defamiliarization, de-structuring, and cross pro-

and

Printmaking

gramming.

De-structuring: The exposed structural frame projects a direct relationship between frame and image. The design artifacts become the "image" held together by the structural frame.

Double volume timber and metal workshop

Linearity of sequences: Events, movements, spac-

Main stairs entrance

es are arranged into a continuous progression on a ramp that winds up the design hub. The chain of institutional programs are intersected in between with non-institutional programs to create disjunctive events.

EXPLODED AXONOMETRY

PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION 4F Agricultural Garden Rooftop Theatre Full time research studio

530 400 690

3F Digital Garden Seminar Room Digital Media Hub IT staff room Large Printing Room Games Room Library (upper) Part-time research studio Circulation + Informal Study Space

400 160 160 40 70 130 370 210 280

2F Temporary Exhibition Space Lecture Theatre Laundromat Interactive Space Library (lower) Double volume study hall Circulation + Informal Study Space

330 310 50 120 530 180 350

1F Textile/Printmaking Workshops Sculptural Garden + Rock Climbing Meeting Rooms Breakout Space Gymnasium Circulation + Informal Study Space

210 360 150 140 120 360

GF Timber/Metal Workshops Public Lounge + Admin Office Beer Garden/ Public Gathering Space Presentation Hall

260 550 680 270

Amenities 500 Design Archive 1150 100 units Capsule Apartments (10sqm each) 300 Breakout Lounge area for residents 30 ____________________________________________ TOTAL AREA

10210sqm


top left: Fashion walkway mixed beer garden as a cornered entrance statement top right: View into the archive/gallery space from the 4th floor left: Laundromat, library, gallery to name a few can be seen from the central atrium

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SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE The main objective of the proposal is to create an intense environment with the juxtaposing of design archive structural frame and research hub which multitude of programs follow a continuous ramp up.

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Beer Garden Presentation Hall Public Promenade Main Stairs Entrance Textile Workshop Storage Double Volume Study Hall Ramp Circulation with Study Desk Spaces Lecture Theatre Walkway linking Level 2 to Breakout Space Digital Media Hub Ramp linking Level 3 to Full Time Research Studio Rooftop Theatre Atrium of Design Archive Capsule Apartments Lounge Area

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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BEER GARDEN FASHION RUNWAY OPEN LEARNING HUB ADMIN OFFICE PRESENTATION HALL UNDER MAIN ENTRANCE STAIRS PUBLIC GATHERING SPACE TIMBER/ METAL WORKSHOP LOADING ZONE MAIN STAIRS ENTRANCE

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

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SCULPTURAL GARDEN ROCK CLIMBING WALL TEXTILE WORKSHOP GYMNASIUM MEETING ROOM DOUBLE VOLUME BREAKOUT SPACE LECTURE THEATRE

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN

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TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SPACE LAUNDORMAT READING GALLERY INTERACTIVE LEARNING SPACE LIBRARY


Partially enclosed sculptural garden on front main front facade.

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN

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DIGITAL GARDEN SEMINAR ROOM DIGITAL MEDIA HUB LARGE PRINTER ROOM GAMES ROOM PART TIME RESEARCH SPACE DESIGN ARCHIVE

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FOURTH FLOOR PLAN

29 AGRICULTURAL GARDEN 30 ROOFTOP THEATRE 31 FULL-TIME RESEARCH SPACE

32 CAPSULE APARTMENTS 33 BREAKOUT SPACE

TYPICAL APARTMENT PLAN

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DETAIL AXONOMETRICAL SECTION

LEGEND

Implementing the concept of Nagakin capsule apartment in the 1970s, these capsule apartments are to cater for the rising demand for student lodgings in Melbourne. It primarily serves as a temporary lodging for international students looking for more permanent accomodation. It also can be rented out on a nightly basis to academic staffs/ research students especially needed when deadlines are to be met.

1. 350mm lightweight I-beam walkway, encased with 50mm concrete finish 2. 1100mm high balustrades with perforated steel screen panels 3. 1000mm depth portal frame steel trusses 4. Capsule apartments - dimension : 4x2.5x3m - 100mm thick concrete claddings with reinforced lightweight steel structure


STUDY MODEL 1

STUDY MODEL 2 STUDY OF SWANSTON STREET, MELBOURNE The mapping of the microambience - types of communication, size of crowd participation and intensity of atmosphere - of Swanston Street reflects an attempt to capture the psychology of hybrid spaces within public area. This is a reflection following Tschumi’s essay “Violence of architecture” which provides a key account of the rich and complex relations between spaces and the events that occur within them. [Tschumi (1997) p.15]


ENTASIS 2 instigating the ancient idea of aesthetic into a contemporary practice of multi-storey, high density mixed use development

[Fifth year: February 2012 ]

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PROJECT STATEMENT Amidst the design solutions to an enhanced working and living environment, this project explores extensively into achieving a balanced and well composed design aesthetic to visually enrich the site as it is one of the popular tourist spot in Melbourne CBD. DESIGN STATEMENT My design aims to instigate some qualities of the suburban area which are absent in the urban site - having greenery in the proximity of a living unit. The garden space becomes a potential area inviting daily interaction among residences. The design is optimized for maximum solar gain, especially on the communal garden platform. The sharp aesthetic is derived from the parallelogram grid generated from the alignment of Therry Street and Queen Street, also a favourable north facing alignment. The communal space sandwiched in between the apartment blocks will become the heart of the residential apartments where the gym, swimming pool and communal deck are placed. The office space is designed with a mind for a healthy and socially sustainable working environment. The depth of the floor plan is kept below 25m throughout the open plan to allow sufficient daylight penetration. The outdoor theatre serves as a breakout space for office tenants to allow a degree of engagement with the public below.


PROJECT BRIEF

alucubond metal clad facade

1. GRID ALIGNMENT

7. VERTICAL CIRCULATION FOR APARTMENTS

2. PUBLIC STREET FRONTAGE

8. PUBLIC-PRIVATE INTERACTION

This mixed use development proposes a cross breed of leisure, working and living. It comprises of the following main elements: - 15000sqm office space - 240 apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms options - retail spaces direct to public access - communal spaces including outdoor theatre, gymnasium, swimming pool etc. - productive landscape of private and communal allotments catered for every 3 floors of residences.

spa & changing rooms gym area

swimming pool area

communal food garden 3. PUBLIC PENETRATION

9. COMMUNAL SPACE

4. VEHICLE CIRCULATION

10. CONFIGURATION OF RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS

office roof terrace

rooftop theatre

5. OFFICE BLOCK STAGGERED FOR OUTDOOR THEATRE

office block

SEGREGATION OF OFFICE ENTRANCE

retail shops cafe & gallery space

6. SUNLIGHT PENETRATION INTO OFFICE AND COURTYARD

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

WEST ELEVATION

BASEMENT PLAN

TYPICAL OFFICE PLAN

NORTH ELEVATION


TYPICAL APARTMENT PLAN

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT 60sqm

2 BEDROOMS APARTMENT 74sqm

3 BEDROOMS APARTMENT 88sqm

SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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top: A view of the public gathering space on the ground floor. bottom: The rooftop theatre can be used as an outdoor breakout space for the office tenants.


top: Night rendering top left: The publicly accessed corner

entrance

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through the existing brick facade retained for its heritage value. bottom: A gratifying view of the communal garden and common pool area from above.

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FUTURE-PROOFING SCHOOL Designing Today’s School for Tomorrow’s World: to design innovative relocatable learning spaces into finely resolved behavioural settings, which support new modes of learning.

[ Fourth year: July 2011 ]

PROJECT TEAM: CHOONG WAI CHONG VAN YENN FOO

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INTRODUCTION This studio is parallelly executed with a competition sponsored by the University of Melbourne. Students were required to respond to the challenge of reassessing the 21st century learning method and environment of a school. Also, this studio was operated in a way for design ideas to be conceptually and parametrically driven in order to break away from the conventional space for academic institution. Design ideas which allow for mass customisation and relocation in order to respond to local contexts and their associated parameters were one of the major criteria. Kits of parts assembly method and digital explorative design tools such as Grasshopper digital software were the main generative tools in our architectural design. DESIGN STATEMENT Our future school, the Urban Art Scaffolding Project, originates from the idea of creating an educational facility that utilises and revamps disused urban space, in the same way graffiti turns mundane and deteriorated spaces into something different, something exciting and aesthetically pleasing. The design decision for our 21st century school were much guided by the study of human body movement influenced by the kind of activities in spaces of various functions. In particular to our design brief, the way spaces were utilised by art students involved in activities such as print-making, sculpturing, photography were studied and analysed.


SITE ANALYSIS DIAGRAMS

Site Parameters such as acoustic level and public engagement level determine the programs allocation. Eg: Library has low acoustic tolerance and does not require much public engagement, hence it is located away from the public street and street with more traffic volume.

PERMEABILITY

NETWORK LINKAGE

The design also focuses on the importance of creating interactive interdisciplinary spaces, to foster interaction, learning and creativity between students and other artists, the pubic and other students. The resulting public and flexible learning spaces we have designed for are - a collaboration incubator space, an outdoor creative garden ,a digital platform, an open learning hub, and an open circulation space.

POOL OF USE

PROGRAM MAPPING

PEDESTRIAN DENSITY [DAY TIME]

PEDESTRIAN DENSITY [NIGHT TIME]

SOLAR PENETRATION

SECTIONAL SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM SHOWING PROGRAM ALLOCATIONS IN RELATION TO ACOUSTIC TOLERANCE AND PUBLIC ENGAGEENT.

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LEGEND 1. STU D IO P O D S 2. A D M IN / FAC U LTY RO O M L IB R A RY (A B OV E )

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3. P R ES E N TATIO N S PAC E L EC TU R E HA L L (A B OV E ) 4. O U TD O O R B R EA KO U T S PAC E

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5. D IG ITA L HU B P O D S 6. CO L L A B O R ATIV E L EA R N IN G S PAC E 7. WO R KS HO P S

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN WITH SITE CONTEXT

CROSS SECTION


The spinal circulation through the middle is the major basis for informal learning, and provides the ability for formal learning hubs to be plugged in within the side of the structure. These formal learning hubs take the shape of a ribbed ellipses or ‘eggs’. The organic egg forms, although unconventional in shape, they provide an inspiring and visually playful learning environment for young minds.

Parameters of the design are input into Grasshopper to create the middle spine consisting of hexagonal scaffolding. This form of design allows constant optimisation of all facets of production as requirements evolve over time at different environmental settings. The 3 main manipulatives for design inputs are: 1. number of hexagonal repetition vertically 2. number of hexagonal repetition horizontally 3. width of corridor EXPLODED AXONOMETRY

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DETAIL SECTION LEGEND 1. GREEN A REA / ROOF GA RDEN 2. DRA INAGE SYSTEM 3. SOLA R PA NEL 4 . STEEL FLOOR PLATE FA STENED TO MA IN STRUC TURE 5. LIGHT GAUGE STEEL SPACE FRA ME SYSTEM 6. ETFE MEMBRA NE INTERNA L LINING

top left: An elevated garden within scaffolding entity attached to the main structure

left: External view of the main ‘egg’ that houses the workshop.


top left : View of the spinal connection where informal learning and communication occur between students and staffs.

top : A connection to the exterior grassy area which also forms a visual link into formal learning spaces within the ‘egg’.

left : A view of the library with domed ceiling following the shape of the ‘egg’.

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_The Urban Art Scaffolding Institute

_flexible _multipurpose _foldable

diagramming activities//applying material system [lux requirement] 1

joints

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sculpting 400lux photographing >400lux life drawing 320lux lounging 160lux

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popsicle sticks

_workshop 1 assembly structure

strands are introduced into the volumed diagrams which correspond to the lux requirement, spatial requirement, mobility, temporality and noise level of each activity respectively. by van yenn foo

life drawing

lounging

sculpting

photographing

by choong wai chong

Presen tation Board

_workshop 2

Emergence Form

_workshop 4

kinetic model

Chair

iner

Hammock/Recl

_workshop 5c

rule based system (2)

environmental parameters

by choong wai chong

material system atomic accumulation

Developing from previous exercise, we dwelled into the relationship between pedagogical visions and space for children. As a response to the objective of this exercise, rules were derived from the functional aspect as well as some ergonomic aspect of what to be assumed as a communicative, interactive and flexible learning environment for children. The teacher plays an important role in ensuring that each child is given equal amount of care and attention.

polystyrene balls

cross sections of straws

Rule #1 1 kid : 1 table 2 kids : 2 tables 3 kids : 2 tables 4 kids : 3 tables

the ergonomic of adults and children in different sitting and standing positions are looked into to achieve an understanding on the ergonomic requirements of the school furniture.

Pool of Use

Solar Penetration

ergonomic parameter

public

art

human circulation path

The design also focuses on the importance of creating interactive interdisciplinary spaces, to foster interaction, learning and creativity between students and other artists, the pubic and other students.

environmental parameters//data translation

environmental parameters//data translation

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public engagement is emphasised at street level and from the surrounding roof top garden space.

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_site 133 franklin St, Melbourne.

why scaffolding? inherently: -relocatable -reconfigurable - reusable easily: - reassemble - disassemble

Our future school, The Urban Art Scaffolding Project, originates from the idea of creating an educational facility that utilises and revamps disused urban space, in the same way graffiti turns mundane and deteriorated spaces into something new, exciting and a e s t h e t i c a l l y pleasing.

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Rule #2 1 Teacher : 12 Kids Rule #3 Teacher as the focal point Rule #4 Kids to stay within the field of vision of teacher Rule #5 Staggering of seats for clear vision of each kid

pedagogy Grid plan _diagram site parameters determine the programs allocations

_diagram determining spatial output of individual activities

still frames taken at every 4 seconds interval for 1 minute

Site Volume

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_Scenario 1 Individual seating 3 iterations

_Scenario 2 Group seating_2 kids 3 iterations

_Scenario 3 Group seating_3 kids 3 iterations

The resulting public and flexible learning spaces we have designed for are - a collaboration incubator space, an outdoor creative garden ,a digital platform, an open learning hub, and an open circulation space.

_building analogy three main analogies - the attached, suspended and platform architecture are explored at the preliminary stage in respond to graffiti being the underlying concept of our relocatable school, its intention being a visual statement and conveying public message to the society

P R O O F I N G

environmental parameters//data translation

Minimal surface + Diagrid

activity diagrams

attached

Easily:

Programs creeping onto adjacent roof

_workshop 5a

Inherently: -Relocatable -Reconfigurable -Reusable

Public Gathering Space

environmental parameters//data translation

Why scaffolding? F U T U R E

Public Thoroughfare

_Scenario 4 Group seating_4 kids 3 iterations

-Disassemble -Reassemble

suspended

S C H O O L S

Solar penetrating into site Sloping light wall

Allowing view into site from adjacent block

Grid plan final outcome platform

Permeability

ground floor on site plan

Our selected school pedagogy is a school for visual arts and the precedent school will be no other than the Victorian College of Arts.

diagramming activities//mapping activities

painting

_interim review foam sculpting

legend 1_studio pods 2_admin/faculty room library (above) 3_presentation space lecture hall (above) 4_outdoor breakout space 5_digital hub pods 6_collaborative learning space 7_workshops

Network Linkage

Program Mapping

print etching

Grid plan

typical 2nd floor plan

formal vs informal learning spaces

environmental parameter

mapping programs to acoustic & publicness parameters for to be allocated on site

timber lathing

lithographing

cross section a-a

diagramming activities//activity parameters

diagramming activities//categories allocation

number of shops open at a given time

summer 9am

equinox 9am

winter 9am

summer 12pm

equinox 12pm

winter 12pm

summer 3pm

equinox 3pm

winter 3pm

program allocation

generic activities: 1. eating 2. lounging / relaxing 3. discussion 4. lecture 5. tutoring 6. counseling 7. reading 8. chatting 9. exhibition & display 10. presentation 11. film-watching

Long Section

indicative grid layout on observed site in QV square diagrammatic

Shadow Diagrams

Cross Section

relocation to different context

art-related activites: 12. digital art 13. sculpting 14. printmaking 15. painting 16. drawing 17. life drawing 18. timber workshop 19. gold & silver smithing 20. photography

detail section

section or sequential diagrams??? design outcome

interim review//adjacent elevations diagramming activities

diagramming activities//spatial arrangement concept

By using a prefabrication method and a kit of parts, the building components can be assembled and disassembled with ease. thus, reducing overall impact of construction. Implementing industrialized building system with BIM technology and parametric design, the size of structural components vary and are determined by site parameters.

diagramming activities//hybridising programs

sculpting

digital art computing

print making

timber workshop

painting

photography

presenting & displaying

drawing

life drawing

hybrid activities

-mass customization.

Pedestrian Density

Components are designed to accommodate transportation logistics and installation equipment as well as site accessibility. the Dimensions of components fit to optimum freight load dimensions, which are 3.45m x 12.0m x 4.0m high

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upward forces are being applied to strings connected at the path collision points. Adjacent Activities

eating discussion

1300hr

lounging film watching displaying

drawing presenting displaying

design outcome

design outcome

kits of parts

diagramming activities//proximity & mobility

_workshop 5b

peer learning direct teaching

program generator

N _interactive learning style The school’s design supports interactive learning,with an emphasis upon fostering creativity through the interaction between students as well as engagement with the community –particularly at street level throughout the school.

_diagram analysis of the spatial requirement of art school activities

1800hr

diagramming activities//duration

exploded axonometry

diagramming activities//program generator height requirement 4500mm 3500mm 2400mm

_workshop 3 rule based system

types of constraints 1. Dimensional numeric value as constraint until modified

Ergonomics of children final physical model - modular system

_diagram proximity & mobility of activities, learning methods, acoustic and visual tolerance of individual art activities

discrete learning space

digital hub

library

studios

workshops

lecture/ presentation space

relaxing space

administration/ faculty

96sqm

96sqm

192sqm

288sqm

672sqm

336sqm

192sqm

120sqm

2. Geometric

determine howgeometric components relate to each other

area requirement by van yenn foo

[architecture]

The Urban Art Scaffolding Institute f u t u r e

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a justyna karakiewicz & steve hatzellis studio semester 2,2011

van yenn foo choong wai chong lauren bartlett

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[architecture]

[workshops]

[workshops]

[workshops]

This is a series of banner showcasing a compilation of the semester’s research and design work for the purpose of year end’s exhibition. This studio employs the parametric way of designing.


[ Fourth year: February 2011 ]

ARCHITECTURE VS HOUSING: THE FUTURE GAME to address the needs of insertion of alternative models of housing stocks into established inner suburb of Melbourne. PROJECT TEAM: SEAN CHEW SENG HUAT VAN YENN FOO

Main public facade viewed from the commercial strip Nicholson Street

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PROJECT INTRODUCTION This project is undertaken on 2 levels - the urban design which is a collaborative effort and the architectural design of individual building. The proposed development is sited along Nicholson Street which is one of the commercial strips of North Fitzroy. Being sited at a very prominent location with a diversed mix of programs around the site, the proposed development looks to add value to the site by introducing some communal facilities to serve the surrounding community. Such as a community hall, a child care center, health care center, library, gymnasium as well as an

ROOF PLAN

ample of green and open spaces for recreational purposes. URBAN DESIGN STATEMENT

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

URBAN DESIGN STATEMENT

The buildings are orientated mainly to respond socially to existing urban street edges. is The commercialon components of the development is located This project undertaken 2 levels - the urban design which is a along the busiest Nicholson Street to gain thedesign maximum benefits of buildpublic collaborative effort and the architectural of individual frontages. The day care center is tucked in the along North-East end of the deing. The proposed development is sited Nicholson Street velopment forof better privacy and security the children. alsosited allows which is one the commercial strips offorNorth Fitzroy.This Being at for the children to utilize the green within. a very prominent location with aspaces diversed mix of programs around

the site, the proposed development looks to add value to the site The insertion of commercial and communal programmes helps to increase by introducing some communal facilities to serve the surrounding the pool of useSuch within vicinity, hence reducing thecare reliance on automocommunity. asthe a community hall, a child center, health bile, followed by reduction in carbon emission. care center, library, gymnasium as well as an ample of green and open spaces for recreational purposes. To achieve the optimum density of medium rise apartments which is 70-75 units per hectare, two blocks are slotted within the perimeter blocks. The diagonal division of the inner courtyard marks a divide between the more

The buildings are orientated mainly to respond socially to existing urban street edges. The commercial components of the development is located along the busiest Nicholson Street to gain the maximum benefits of public frontages. The day care center is tucked in the North-East end of the development for better privacy and security for the children. This also allows for the children to utilize the green spaces within.

TYPICAL APARTMENT PLAN

To accomodate the high number of residential units required, two blocks are slotted within the perimeter blocks. The diagonal division of the inner courtyard marks a divide between the more public corner near Nicholson Street and the more private corner at the North-Eastern end of the site.

public corner near Nicholson Street and the more private corner at the North-Eastern end of the site.

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

MASTERPLAN ESD SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM


5TH FLOOR PLAN

4TH FLOOR PLAN

3RD FLOOR PLAN

NICHOLSON ST 2ND FLOOR PLAN

APARTMENT CONFIGURATION EXPLORATION

BUILDING LAYOUT PLAN

CROSS SECTION

The choice of apartment typology is based on the effectiveness in accomo-

The pink and blue indicate the alternating character of the duplex ar-

The cross section shown as a combination of single and duplex domestic units

dating the most number of units with double orientation opportunity for

rangement. All duplex units share a central access on the third floor.

above commercial space. Using the method in Unite d’Habitation in Marseilles

most units. The alternating character of the duplex arrangement allows a

by Le Corbusier, the duplex units are intertwined that a central access is re-

manipulation of patterns on the facade outlook with plug-in balcony.

quired to access three levels, optimizing the space of movement.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STATEMENT

WEST ELEVATION

This studio unit dwells into the concept of mixed use multi-unit residential development as the ideal solution to urban sprawl. The nature of this housing typology aids in the issue of ever increasing population density whilst maintaining the quality of human scaled experience on public streets.

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MODULAR DESIGN - KIT OF PARTS flexible lightweight partition

Modular designed dwelling units allows the creation of flexible space that accomodates different forms of co-habitation of the modern

customised window frame

Melbourne’s metropolitan lifestyle. Dwelling units are sold to ten-

lightweight partition

then given the freedom to adjust their spaces to their preferences.

built-in services

outdoors, and also provision of additional plug-in options to the oc-

ants as empty cassette units only with service facilities. Tenants are Each unit is designed with at least one balcony connecting it to the cupants. The openings of façade can be adjusted and sealed up de-

modular prestressed concrete structural system

pending on the location of partitions. In addition, modular designs allow efficient planning and construction with minimal wastage while integrating the benefits of flexibility for future retrofitment.

built-in reinforced concrete stairs

prefabricated pod attachment with timber cladding

bifold polycarbonate hangar window as sunshading device

UNIT SPATIAL CONFIGURATION Diagrams showing the possible ways of configuring the spaces within a duplex unit and a singular unit according to the WITH BALCONY

WI T H O U T B A L C O N Y

WITH EXTENDED PLUG-IN BALCONY

changing lifestyle or economic needs of an individual/ family.


STREET LANTERN Being a predominantly commercial and retail area in one of the suburbs of Melbourne, Nicholson Street was particularly dark at night outside working hours (after 6pm on weekdays). By placing the stairwell shafts on the street frontage and encasing them with glass with the main purpose of retaining privacy and security for the residents, street ‘lamps’ are created to lit up the surroundings. Subsequently, some sense of safety is instilled on the street level via the borrowed light from the stairwell shafts.

PLUG-IN BALCONY WITH BIFOLD FACADE

DETAIL SECTION

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TRAVELLING STUDIO: L I T H U A N I A to document, interpret cultural heritage in post-Soviet Lithuania and design in reaction to the tangible project of memorialisation

[ Fifth year: June-July 2012 ]


INTRODUCTION - POST-SOVIET LITHUANIA This design studio explores the cultural heritage of landscape and architecture in post-Soviet countries in Europe and is based on a major fieldwork component in Lithuania. After the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, urban expansion and redevelopment transformed newly independent cities. Symbols of the Soviet Union were removed amidst the euphoria of independence while other markers of the past have slowly fallen into disrepair or have been subject to preservation. A number of key sites have become important symbolic foci for these more recent changes. One of the key sites in focus is the Reformatu Skveras (Reformed Square) in Vilnius, Lithuania which was constructed by the Soviet Union. The main objective of this brief is for students to design an element, be it in a form of tangible structure or programs to regenerate the chosen site that recalls the displaced persons of Soviet Union’s mass deportations.

DESIGN STATEMENT A pavilion is proposed on the site with the aim to conserve the Reformatu Square via means of adaptation to elevate use of site. It becomes a social catalyst to the site, prompting rediscoveries in the voices of displaced persons, and to encourage people of all generations to come forward to share their stories and memories. An underground hub is designed to suggest the surreptitious distribution of publication to the people and also through the Iron Curtain imposed by the Soviets. Amongst the espionage of spaces, visitors are able to share and display their stories.

THE READING PAVILION FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER AND SHARE THEIR STORIES

The form of the pavilion takes on the repetitive form of the typewriter levers to associate with the dissident movements of the Catholic Church towards the brutal rule of the Soviet Union.

REFORMATU SKVERAS SITE PLAN

SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE UNDERGROUND GALLERY FOR COMMEMORATION OF DISPLACED PERSONS

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to design a chain of bicycle clubhouses to enhance Melbourne’s bicycle culture and experience

[Third year: February 2010]

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SITE OPPORTUNITIES - to bypass Gipps Street stairs which is a nuisance to cyclists - to adapt to the existing pedestrian bridge - to create a leisure family gathering space suspended above the river


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佛光寺 Front elevation of East Hall, Foguang Temple (year 857, Tang Dynasty)

FOGUANG T E M P L E to demonstrate an understanding of ancient East Asian construction through the process of timber model making

INTRODUCTION Asian Architecture is a subject consists of the studies and history of East Asian architecture as a whole within a systematic treatment of arhitecture, building science and technology, garden design and city planning. In creating this 1:5 scaled timber model, we have greatly learnt to appreciate and understand the technique of ancient construction. To produce an accurate model, the research component is equally important

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to producing the actual scaled timber model. The whole process from researching in the library for long hours and experimenting to sanding down the timber for final finishes has taught us invaluable lessons of determination, patience and team effort.

THE FOGUANG TEMPLE, SHANXI PROVINCE, CHINA This ancient temple was first constructed during the reign of Emperor Xiaowen (471-499) of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386534) and is still standing today. The East hall is one of the most significnant building of this temple and it bears an impressive structural system that utilizes not even a single nail. This is made possible through a tradiPROJECT TEAM: AMANDA CHEAH PEIWEN RACHEL WONG SHIN YI NG SHI QI NG KOON HOW VAN YENN FOO

tional yet complex bracketing system. Bracket systems were embedded in the tiers of beams to support projecting eave components and the roof. Through plenty of research and experimentations, we were able to understand and demonstrate that the brackets and overall framework were an integral whole to strengthen and support loads.


EXPLODED AXONOMETRY [Sketchup modelling]

The intricate details of the structure, formation and technique used in the ancient practice of timber construction can only be understood well enough through actual carpentry work that requires painstaking attention to detail, accuracy, time and effort. What was truly enjoyable from the outcome of this project were the team work, Intensive research and manual drawings

acquired carpentry skills and a great sense of achievement.

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Firm : Clement Wong Architecture, KL Client: KL Baptist Church

Duties include: - preparing drawing files for authority submission to DBKL - render required perspectives with Sketchup and Photoshop

SRI PAHANG REDEVELOPMENT, 2011

Firm : Clement Wong Architecture, KL Client: UNI DYNASTY HOLDINGS SDN BHD with DBKL (CITY HALL OF KUALA LUMPUR)

Duties include: - involved in designing and preparing presentation to propose a 2 phase urban redevelopment project which will involve relocation of the exisiting tenants of the DBKL public housing scheme of Sri Pahang GUA MUSANG, 2011

Firm : FREE LANCE Client: GM SINAR PROPERTY SDN BHD

Duties include: - design layout for housing catalogue - render and photoshop all drawings (plans and perspectives) with Sketchup and Photoshop

- this report addressed issues pertaining development density, plot ratio, building area and development type via preliminary layout plan

BALAKONG BUNGALOWS, 2010

Firm : Clement Wong Architecture, KL Client: KYK Development Sdn Bhd

Duties include: - design and render via Sketchup and Photoshop for client proposal


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KK GREEN CONDOMINIUM, 2010

Duties include: - produce some detail construction drawings for villa type residential development

Duties include: - prepared site terrain analysis including recognising the opportunity / constraint of site for proposal of green design inputs

Firm : Clement Wong Architecture, KL Client: Hap Seng Land Development Sdn Bhd

Firm : Clement Wong Architecture, KL Client: Unknown

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RESUME Education

Feb 2011 - Dec 2012

Master of Architecture The University of Melbourne, Australia

2004 - 2006

Cambridge A-Levels (Merit) Tunku Abdul Rahman College KL, Malaysia

Jul 2009 - Jun 2010

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Distinction) The University of Melbourne, Australia

2000 - 2004

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Equivalent to GCE-O Level) (Merit) Wesley Methodist High School, Malaysia

Jul 2006 - Jul 2009

Diploma in Architectural Technology (Distinction) Taylor’s College Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Work Experience Nov 2012 - Dec 2012 Casual Position James Martakis Architect 214 Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011 Intern Postition Clement Wong Architect (CWA) 240, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur 59100 , Malaysia.

Voluntary Work Jul 2012 - Nov 2012

Committee of University of Melbourne GRADEX 2012 Planning and organizing annual Melbourne School of Design exhibition for graduating students

Mar 2012

Superstudio 24-hours competition

2009 KLPAC Open Day 2009 Art Installation Design and create 3 public installations for Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center 2009 Attended Datum: KL 2009 - Basic Design: The New Intelligence?

2008 Attended Datum: KL 2008 - Distinctions 2008 Student Committee of SABD Lecture Series 2008 Coordination of all Lecture Series events of School of Architecture, Building & Design throughout 2008 Dec 2007

Construction team of Hilton Christmas Train Model

2003 - 2004 LEO Club member of Wesley Methodist High School

Achievement Jun 2012

MGM Scholarship Recipient Melbourne Global Mobility Merit Award

Skills Profile Software Skill Level 1. AutoCAD Advanced 2. Google Sketchup Advanced 3. Rhino Advanced 4. 3DS Max Intermediate 5. Adobe Photoshop Advanced 6. Adobe InDesign Intermediate 7. Virtual Environment Intermediate

Jan 2009

SBC Corporation Competition Finalist A competition in liaison with the Diploma in Architectural Technology Final Studio focusing on Green Building Design


Architecture has taught me... the virtue of patience; effective time management; the desire to learn more; perseverance and optimism in delivering tasks regardless of difficulty; to cherish friendships earned over sleepless nights; the value of team effort and peer to peer learning; keen eyes to aesthetic and details; the word ‘gung ho’; and last but not least, to design and build with a passionate heart and eager mind towards the society and environment. Thank you.

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