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Through architecture, ideas, imagination, and conviction may be constructed and explored in reality. Architecture is a means of advancing ideas, perpetuating understandings, and inciting revelations. I understand architecture to be an intervention that resonates through the spaces and people that it occupies as well as the world and the society in which it is conceived. Through the composition of tectonics, an architect may be able to materialize not only objects to be seen, experienced, and remembered, but entire worlds for people to find sanctuary, depend on, and flourish. This portfolio illustrates an exploration of strategy and technique toward the resolution of architectural design problems throughout my undergraduate studies.


01 Urban Environmental Research Center 02 Batak Teahouse 03 Le Refuge des Insurges 04 NOMA Competition: The Cordoba Home 05 Velux Competition: GT Learning Center


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Urban Environmental Research Center synthesis of volumes 2ND YEAR The nature of the city block along Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta as a composition of clustered commericial functions serves as a strategy with which to design the urban environmental research center. The project is a synthesis of clustered volumes that house similar functions. Each cluster is wrapped in a cladding system that is functionally congruous and expressive.


program

volume

cladding


private | guestroom

semi-private | studio office

public | gallery + overlook


7

6 5 2

1

4

8

4

3

3 1st level

1 2 3 4 5

lobby lecture hall public restroom vertical circulation studio office

6 7 8 9 10

meeting room gallery/overlook library/media center guestrooms guest commons

2nd level

10 9

3rd level

rendering | section perspective


rendering | front entrance perspective


02

Batak Teahouse lessons from indonesia 3RD YEAR The homes of the indigenous people of Indonesia are respond to the environmental conditions of the region. The vernacular strategies of extreme-pitched saddle-back roofs and stilted foundations subvert the heavy downpours and floods. While the roofs serve a functional purpose, they are also expressive and gestural. This proposal is explores a perpetuation of the gesture to constitute also the primary structure and inhabitable volume.


elevations

plans | vernacular indonesian house

sections


open floor plan and stilted floor allows for cross ventilation

steep roof allows for downpour to sheet off quickly + stilts allow refuge from storm runoff


3rd floor

2nd floor

1st floor

plans - proposed deviation on vernacular

sections


exterior rendering | bird’s eye view

construction model


03

Le Refuge des Insurges inciting history 4TH YEAR In the Eighteenth District of Paris, it is apparent the lack of public space that is genuinely accessible to everyone. In a city that is already densely saturated, perhaps the rooftops are the new frontier. Evoking the history of the Commune of Paris, a nearly forgotten social revolution, this proposal is the first access point to the rooftops of Paris. At a site where the communards themselves once took refuge, perhaps it is here that all peoples regardless of gender, class, and race may find their space and reflect on the spirit of a people united. Collaborators: Flora Reymond, Virginie Gimeno


as-is site photograph

vision sketch | rooftop colonization


plan

section

section

exterior rendering | elevation


construction assembly

final model


exterior rendering | street view

exterior render | bird’s eye view


SITE

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NOMA Competition: The Cordoba Home 1st prize the move and the moments 3RD YEAR

MAP

The objective of this proposal is to design, not simply a house, but a home for the Cordoba family immigrating from Bogotรก to the suburbs of St. Louis. Reflecting on the interests and needs of the tight-knit family, most important to the design became a hearth space and universal accessibility as well as careful consideration of neighborhood context. Collaborators: Audrey Plummer, Ralph Raymond, Chi Chi Ugenyi, Ken Mai


vision sketch - neighborhood context

vision sketch - hearth space courtyard

model interior | ramp

south elevation

north elevation

neighborhood context analysis

section BB

section FF


model exterior | entrance

section DD

section GG

section EE


interior rendering | courtyard

private space

courtyard space

ramp circulation

structure

core cistern

exterior access

operable windows ws

low-flow plumbing

basement

first + gr grandparents floors

second floor

roof lev evel


ramp from children’s quarters

ramp from grandparent quarters

living room + kitchen + courtyard

interiors of model

exterior render - south facade


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Velux Competition: GT Learning Center Reflecting on Reflection 3RD YEAR Ruminating on the act of contemplation, this proposal explores understandings of reflection both literally and figuratively. Evoking the typology of cloisters, the design situates private spaces over a grand public space, creating a spectacular lightwell and dialogue of illumination in this center for this center of learning. Collaborator: Ali Karimi


parti

components

assembly


Detail

4

4

B

fourth floor

third floor

A

2

8

1

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

1

2 AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

7

5

6

second floor

first floor 1. Large Studio 2. Medium Room 3. Computer Lab 4. Cloister 5. Conference Room 6. Shop 7. Office 8. Gallery 9. Mechanical

9 3

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbWall (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

AecDbDoor (AecArchBase60)

6

basement

details


SUNLIGHT ON WALL

light analysis

sections

SUNLIGHT ON WINDOW

SUNLIGHT ON MIRROR


sectional perspective


Vincent Yee - Architecture Portfolio | Undergraduate  

Illustrates an exploration of strategy and technique in the resolution of architectural design problems throughout my undergraduate studies.