PORTFOLIO 2018 WALTER FU
WALTER FU walterfu-portfolio.com +1 (647) 969 - 6804 firstname.lastname@example.org Toronto, Canada CANDIDATE FOR BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES Carleton University, Ottawa, CAN Sept 2014 - Present MARKHAM DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL Markham, CAN Sept 2010 - June 2014
junya.ishigami + associates | Tokyo, JPN Architectural Intern (Sept 2017 - April 2018)
A highly concept oriented architectural firm based in the heart of Tokyo
- led production team to complete models for an exhibition in Paris - created and organised model production and shipping schedules - coordinated personnel across multiple projects
Canlik Kitchens | Scarborough, CAN Project Coordinator (June 2017 - Aug 2017)
A kitchen remodeling company focusing on original designs and layouts
- organised communication between salesman, customer and contractors across multiple ongoing projects - spoke to clients about new projects and issues regarding current jobs - drafted plans for new kitchens and modifications for existing spaces
Jaskee Design & Construction | Toronto, CAN On-site Draftsman (June 2017 - Aug 2017)
A design and construction management company working in residential and commercial projects
- recorded measurements before and after construction work to ensure accuracy of drawings - learned about contractor practices and renovation work
GRAPHIC - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom DRAFTING - Rhinoceros 5, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup CRAFT - Model Making, Laser Cutter, 3D Printer, Woodworking ENGLISH | Professional Proficiency
- Native Language
CANTONESE | Professional Proficiency
- Mother Tongue
WOODWORKING CANOEING WILDERNESS CAMPING BOULDERING
CONTENT STUDIO CLASS
KAIGAN CULTURE CENTER
A culture center to be dropped into a site on the edge of Tokyo bay deep within an industrial area
KINDERGARTEN IN KANATA
Creating a space and structure on the edge of school campus to serve as a gateway to the university
Transforming an undeveloped plot surrounded by commercial and industrial areas into a kindergarten, taking advantage of a marsh and young forest on the edges of the site
BOOKSTORE IN CHINATOWN
Repurposing an old lot in downtown Ottawa to rejuvenate and reviatlize the area
STUDIO 5 PROJECT 3RD YEAR 2017 SPRING
KAIGAN CULTURE CENTER On a site located on the edge of Tokyo Bay in a heavily industrial district, we were to design a culture center enveloping a large variety of programmes including a dojo, library, theatre, boating club, cafe and fitness room. Besides the variety of programmes inside the building, the second challenge was how we decided to interact with the largely industrial surroundings and the massive freeway ramp visible across the water. My initial observations led me to focus on the busy intersection on the corner of our site as well as a smaller road leading off the site and back into the metropolitan area. I focused on these features and created my own crossroad within the plan of the project and arranged volumes around this, emphasizing the crossing paths and the interaction around them. The main structure of the buildings were placed and designed to give a very clear visual language indicating where entrances were located and leading patrons around sheer walls, all the while providing a separation between the industrial surroundings and the wonderful space beyond.
The building itself is dwarfed by the enormous freeway interchange sprawing out across the water while industrial storehouses and garages lin
ne the docks and the western edge of the site
The entire project is centered around the idea of the crossroads, a place where paths cross and s separation from the roundabout and busy traffic, and continue into the library where they beco floor and the skylight above, a peaceful reading room is seated in the lower floor, illuminated wit building, a scattering of walkways allow one to traverse through the building above, below, insid
spaces meet. Approaching from the east, a series of rising concrete walls provide some ome part of the internal structure and backing for the stacks. Lining up with the hole in the th sunlight yet isolated from distracting sights and sounds. As you continue through the de or outside.
STUDIO 4 PROJECT 3RD YEAR 2016 FALL
CARLETON PAVILION For this assignment we were tasked with creating a semi-permanent pavilion or welcome center, acting as a gateway between the general public and school campus. The building was to include a gallery space to show off student works, a lecture hall for presentations by guests, a bookstore for university merchandise and a study hall for use by students. In addition to these programmes, the pavilion had to include and office and studio space for two in house guests, a scholar and an artist. I started the project by crafting dozens of delicate paper models to study and refine several roof shapes, finally settling with these large sweeping canopies. These shapes were designed to give the impression of lightness and a light directional push, yet remain sharp and well defined. The space underneath matches roughly with the moves present in the canopies, but hides a magnificent ampitheatre, perfect for hosting events and talks.
Flanked on two sides by a public and private road to access the unive presenting a welcoming presence to the city.
ersity buildings, the pavilion provides an easily identifiable landmark or meeting place for both students and the general public as well as
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STUDIO 4 PROJECT 3RD YEAR 2016 WINTER
KINDERGARTEN IN KANATA In this exercise we explored the problems which arose when constructing a school or kindergarten in an area bordered by industrial lots and imposing big box stores. We were to also take advantage of a nearby sapling forest and marshland area and consider their placement and access in our design. The brief emphasized the inclusion of a grand room or gymnasium to accomodate school events as well as provide the children with a place to run around indoors and a sheltered outdoor courtyard for other activities. I decided to start tackling these challenges with acoustic steel wall panels to solve the problems of noise distraction and privacy. I took this material and used it to cradle a space within the site, wrapping the kindergarten in a shiny, protective blanket. Placing the classrooms on the opposite corner of the building gave them the most sunlight during the day and allowed me to create the sheltered courtyard in the center of the building and the grand room opposite to it.
Flanked by big box stores and car dealerships to the east, the building shields the children from the industrial sights and noise while opening u classroom with nature.
up to the west, utilising nature trails andthe tree line to link the
A woven, scale-like facade blocks off the eastern face of the building, revealing the entrance to the building as slit or fold in the fabric. The massive wall of acoustic steel panels helps to dampen the sound of the large scale industrial and commercial activities to the east as well as cover from prying eyes. The programmes are arranged around a central courtyard open to the sky and a triple high gymnasium space which together form a core to the kindergarten. The classrooms are located on the far side of the building, opening up to the marsh in the west giving a tantalizing view between the reeds. Up on the second floor, the library has a viewing gallery looking down into the grand room and ends with a reading space looking out into the landscape.
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1 - Reception 2 - Admin Offices 3 - Staff Room 4 - Changerooms 5 - Grand Room/Gym 6 - Courtyard 7 - Multipurpose Room 8 - Classrooms 9 - Library 10 - Rooftop Courtyard
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
STUDIO 3 PROJECT 2ND YEAR 2015 SPRING
BOOKSTORE IN CHINATOWN Taking an old undeveloped lot near the entrance to Chinatown, we were to design a multi-progammed building, incorporating a restaurant, cafe, bookstore, and apartment intended for use by the owner. We were to use or take inspiration from our previous assignment which was a facade deelopment study. My design features a triple high space above the cafe , connecting all three floors of the building and creating a very grand scale and experience. The frosted glass facade bathes the entire building in sunlight during most of business hours and blocks the view to the south, giving the feeling of an isolated sunlit nook, perfect for reading on your own or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
Faceted main facade of the building
My facade design originally features a streak of lighter material which allowed light to pass through, creating an effect reminiscent of a lightning bolt when light was shone from behind. The feature was removed in later iterations as it provided too much clutter to an already busy facade.
First Floor Plan
1 - Restaurant Dining Room 2 - Restaurant Serving Space 3 - Cafe Food Prep 4 - Cafe Space 5 - Accessible Washroom 6 - Emergency/Private Stair 7 - Kitchen 8 - Living Room
9 - Bedroom 10 - WC 11 - Ensuite Bath 12 - Reading Space 13 - Male Public WC 14 - Female Public WC 15 - Admin Office 16 - Kitchen
Second Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan
The first floor houses the restaurant and cafe section with a marvelous triple high space as well as street and park-side access. On the second floor is a bookstore and reading space featuring a balcony overlooking the cafe. On the third floor is the apartment for the owner, adopting an open concept layout with screening walls sliding along a track to hide the kitchen and laundry machines as well as provide privacy in the bedroom.
Long section through the building showing the front facade and tall open spaces above the courtyard area
Short Section 1
Short Section 2
ABOVE Two sections cut through the short dimension of the building TOP RIGHT East elevation of building RIGHT South elevation of building
PERSONAL PROJECT 2016 SUMMER
WARDROBE A project undertaken by a friend and myself over the summer term, we designed and constructed a wardrobe consisting of two parts held together at a hinge allowing it to open up and be used as an ornamental room divider while providing storage for clothes and accessories. Once closed and latched, it could be wheeled around on eight casters allowing it to be easily moved to another room or residence. The design features two patterned faces consisting of over 600 individually beveled pieces as well as a drawer system with hidden handles.
Wardrobe in its closed position, showing off the patterned side in the light
Wardrobe in open position showing off the interior shelves and drawers
STRUCTURES PROJECT 1ST YEAR 2015 SPRING
TRAVERSINA FOOTBRIDGE As a final project in our History of Structures class we picked a structure to study and learn about over the course of a study term. As the end of the year approached, we were to replicate the structure to the best of our ability and through what we learned, build a detail model showing off the structure. The Traversina Footbridge spans 56m across a 70m deep gorge in a restricted alpine reagion in Viamala, Switzerland. All building materials had to be extremely lightweight as the final bridge was to be lifted into place by helicopter which restricted its maximum weight to 4.3 tonnes. The load-bearing system comprised of two parts: a lightweight parabolic beam structure, trussed on the underside with a timber compression cord; and the balustrade beams which resist torsion.
Published on Mar 12, 2018