Yee Von Low ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO University of Melbourne 2008 - 2012
pGrad Studio ‘PLATFORM’ Courtyard housing Tutor : Marjan Cehovin
Studio FUTURE SCHOOL BRIDGING WORK & PLAY -21st Century Learning Tutor : A. Prof Justyna Karakiewicz | Steve Hatzellis
Studio PERMEABLE MELBOURNE CULTURAL HUB - A Hybrid Museum Tutor : Mikel Roman
TRAVELLING Studio LITHUANIAN PAVILION - For the Book Smugglers Tutor : Dr. Andrew saniga
uGrad Studio FIRE DOLL HOUSE THEATER - Within the eye of the storm Tutor : Lee Ann Joy
Studio WATER UNDERWATER HOUSE - Within a new dimension Tutor :Kieran Leong
Studio EARTH SCULPTURE CENTRE Tutor : Marcus White
Installation Bamboo Sculpture EX-LAB - Tectonic Reef Jas Johnson | Gywlmm jann | Dr. Stanislav Roudavsk
Studio ‘PLATFORM’ Courtyard housing tutor : Marjan Cehovin
Rethinking Mid -Density Housing Brief The recent rapid change of demographics and household structure in Australia indicates an urgent need for alternative housing solution .This project challenges the typical notions of homogenous housing within Melbourne inner suburtbs , proposing an architecture based on flexibility, adaptability and hybridisation.
Community Living - Inspired by the traditional
Australian courtyard housing , the architecture take on this functional space with a new twist. Courtyards are incorporated within the individual units and these voids perform not merely as private spaces but also act as communal spaces, social spots, functional areas and even elevated green spaces. Insertion of such voids also promote neighbourly interactions , an occasion rarely occur in high rise dwellings and housing areas. On another level, the building form is manipulated to create smaller enclosed areas to further advocate both social gatherings and green living.
Plug in dwelling - Dwellings
- empty cassette - modify to the accomodate changing household structure, unpredictable needs, functionality, change of lifestyles - In hindsight, a form which allows manipulation from within or outside to cater for different needs.
Urban Design Proposal 1
X Typical high rise dwelling - no sense of community - Lack green space
- No to linear forms - No to alienation of the site - No to big open space
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- Incorporatig vege pods and pedestrian axis
Site Access Tram line Traffic flow Commercial Residential
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X Suburban australian housing - isolated community
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SOCIAL + RESIDENTIAL
73% of Gross area 13920.84 M2 SITE
1.9 Ha Apartment
Commercial Retail Services
66 Units 4074.59 M2
260 Units 19000 M2
Different sorts of shops Restaurants Gallery Child care Retail Library Gym/pool Service / repair shops Storage Circulation
Ground Floor Plan Liverpool Street
First Floor Plan
Typical Floor Plan
Entrance from Nicholson St
PLANS SECTION ELEVATIONS
Cafe Gallery Storage
GROUND FLOOR- RETAIL
Ground Floor Plan
1st & 2nd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan
4th Floor Plan
FRAMEWORK & KITS OF PARTS 1
CONCRETE CHASSIS Roof with louvres to allow sun penetration for solar gain purposes and vegetation growth.
+ CUSTOMIZE SPANDREL WITH DOUBLE GLAZING
Concrete floor supported by conrete post beam and enveloped by insulated double stud wall frame.
Column placement within units
+ BALCONY EXTENSIONS + ROOM
+ ARCHITECTURAL INTENT
+ PUBLIC / PRIVATE THRESHOLD
+ WINDOW SHUTTERS
+ ENVIRONMENTAL VEIL / SHADING DEVICE
+ VISUAL FRAMEWORK and light
This cladding device has mutiple usages. Its linearlity is to partner with not only its building form but also its natural surrounding. The cyprus cladding screen is inspired by the housing for Kripalu center.
LIFE CYCLE WITHIN APARTMENTS The family starts of only consisting a couple without children . Void and study area have the flexibility of turning into bedrooms for guests. The repertoire of aparment units explored is a result of the gradual expansion of a family . It oversees the expansion from being a newly married couple to family of 5 and gradually , old aged. The apartment internal configurations is also influenced by stair types, views, natural light, retaining privacy and convenience of service installation. WASHROOM
LiVING / KITCHEN
100 SQ METERS
100 SQ METERS
110 SQ METERS
Couple decides to expand their family. Addition of a child or perhaps living with their parents/ in- laws.
Family continues to expand and more bedrooms are needed.
An extended family where unit extensions are required. These flexible extensions can function as a study area, bedroom and balcony as well.
These units can be adapted for other purposes by refurbisbing its interior. Storage
Units with balcony
Roof garden structure - Growing medium - Filter membrane - Drainage layer - Waterproof membrane - Thermal insulation - Vapour control layer - Concrete structure Suspended ceiling
Fixed glazing Vertical louvres fixed to concrete slab
Rendered double steel stud wall
Timber floor finish
Cantilevered balcony supported by tension cables and C profile structural system fixed off concrete slab
Double hung window system
Pv cells installed on the roof to allow energy saving. DC current will be converted to AC current for household use.
HVAC + Use hyronic heating instead of electric heater. + Natural cross ventilation and fan for cooling.
Solar hot water panels are also installed on the roof to reduce energy used to heat water up.
Rain water is collected and stored for multiple usage + Rainwater is used for watering the vegetations. + Filtered rainwater is distributed to each household for toilet flushing.
Roof garden and vege pods to promote sustainable living.
Use energy saving fixtures, for example , fluorescent light bulbs , dual flush toilet , timered shower and etcetera
Implement grey water recycling.
Use low VOC materials to reduce carbon emission.
Solar panels on roof
FUTURE SCHOOL BRIDGING WORK & PLAY -21st Century Learning Studio
Tutor: A. Prof Justyna Karakiewicz | Steve Hatzellis Partner : Linus Tan
Brief - 21st Century Learning Model
Many existing schools still embodies a traditional learning practice where students remain conformed to a teacher centred and classroom based learning environment. In the last decade, a new learning pedagogy has emerged where instead of traditional lecture format learning, 21st century learning template is about collaborative and inquisitive student centred learning in new learning spaces. In order for this peer-to-peer and informal learning experience to take place, the new school setting is integrated within its surrounding landscape and community.
Using that as main design intent, the subject site was chosen. The site, which span between Flinders Centre Lane and Batman Avenue, extend towards the Yarra river. This strategic location not only situates between the Melbourne Central Business District and the recreational Botanical Drive but also connects the art and sport precincts. As the site is intensively infused with cultural routes, the school is integrated within the landscape through a bridge design to allow the new learning paradigm to take place effectively. Considering both the landscape and the school building as an aesthetic and functional amenity, the placement of school buildings within a dynamic outdoor environment promotes diversity of outdoor spaces and various outdoor experiences.
As the urban landscape is perceived significantly in our high school setting, a system which iterates the subdivision of a school environment from its landscape to its architectural design to its internal setting is the fractal system. Utilising the fractal system, the urban bridge, structural component, faรงade and fenestration designs as well as its internal learning configuration were generated. As the fractal has a reductive potential, structural components are reduced to a scale which allows the school to be relocated in diverse environments.
URBAN CONTINUITY To allow future developments of any urban planning, a school must take into consideration the land division in its surroundings. The chosen site lies on the boundary of Melbourne Central Business District and to allow future extension of the City Hoddle Grid, the institute occupies four grids. The grid is further divided and the school footprint occupies only certain areas of the subdivision, allowing flexibility in future redevelopments within the school boundary.
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Site Location & Attractors
Opportunity for community engagement in a formal setting
Opportunity for connecting to Flinders Station platforms, improving site accessibility
Opportunity for connecting the immediate community to the institute
Public Area Capit
Opportunity for community engagement in an informal setting
Opportunity for water sports and riverside recreation for both institute and public
Opportunity for institute to use existing recreational facilities and increase community interaction
Secondary Site connectors
Exhibition Street A secondary bridge allows public access to the proposed Flinders Station train exit
Federation Square Conversion of the carpark top deck allows more access for the public and institute users
Extension to Birrarung Marr allows the public to share some facilities within the institute
Boat House Extension allows direct access from the boat house users
The site is first subdivided according to the City Hoddle Grid, a rigid system that introduces formality. Each grid is further subdivided into eight areas, based on French Garden design, to invoke the use of its internal space. This pattern is then fractalised along the site connectors in order to determine the shape of the bridge.
+ City Hoddle Grid Formal / Rigid System
= French Garden Design Informal / Flexible System
Outcome Rigid and Flexible System
21 ST Century LEARNING Program Distribution As 21st century education is adopting self-directed learning, school design must change to cater for such activities. Therefore, the room design and spatial organisation are based on the three different learning typologies. To encourage community integration, the spatial organisation relies on site features and either enhances the use of the site or create more opportunities for public interaction.
Staff Office Environment
Staff Room Staff Office Library
Activity Orientated Environment
Computer Laboratory Science Laboratory Lecture Hall
Group Orientated Environment
Performance Studio Creative Arts Studio
Individual Orientated Environment
Common Learning Seminar Room
Informal Learning Environment
Cafeteria Indoor Games River Quay
Practice Based Learning
Self-directed Informal Learning
Based on site context, the
1 Formal Learning
institute is categorised into 1 2 3
Formal Learning Sports Zone Activity Learning Breakout Area Community Engagement
The formal learning is closely connected to the formal setting of the city through exhibition street. - Science Laboratory - Computer Laboratory
- Lecture Hall
2 Activity Learning
The activity learning is located near the Federation Square, part of the cityâ€™s Art Precinct. - Performance Studio - Creative Arts Studio
3 Breakout Area
Located between the formal learning and activity learning zones, students can relax and interact with each other. 5
- Common Learning - Seminar Room
- Staff Office - Staff Room
4 Community Engagement
Located near the proposed Flinders Station exit, the facilities can be shared with the public. - Public Library 6
5 Sport Zone
Located next to the Birrarung Marr, the sport facilities uses the available outdoor area and are also shared with the community. - Indoor Games
6 Community Engagement 7
The spacious outdoor garden areas allow students to engage with the community in an informal setting.
7 Breakout Area
A cafeteria allows students and public to relax on the river while enjoying the views on the Yarra River - River Quay
OVERALL FLOOR PLAN Instructional Learning
08 08 05
01 Art Studio 02 Performance Space 03 Lecture Hall 04 Science Laboratory 05 Common Learning 06 Seminar Room 07 Staff Office 08 Rest Room 10 Flinders Station 11 Public Library
OVERALL FLOOR PLAN Self - Directed Learning 08
Common Learning Interior
05 Common Learning 06 Seminar Room 08 Rest Room 11 Public Library 12 Basketball Court 13 Indoor Sports Hall
OVERALL FLOOR PLAN Community Engagement
04 River Quay
ASSEMBLY // KITS OF PARTS
Module 1. Primary Structure 2. Floor Finish 3. Substrate
Facade To accommodate different settings, the modules 4. Secondary Structure require different support systems. 5. Wall Cladding 6. Window Frame As the characteristic of a fractal system involves 7. Window Glazing scale manipulation, it is applied to the bridge support system which will allow modules to be placed on it. Skylight 8. Ceiling Substrate Similarly, the bridge support system can be scaled 9. Skylight Framing down to provide support for each module. 10. Skylight Panel
Each module will be assembled at an off site factory, transported to the site and connected to form the different rooms. As the truck can accommodate up to 4.2m x 12m, Each truck can transport up to 2 or 3 modules at any given time.
To educate students about sustainability, the environmental systems used are in close range of the students. This allows them to learn and interact with the systems, increasing their knowledge of sustainability.
Using the angles derived from the fractal system, the facade tilts to allow optimum light penetration, natural ventilation and the collection of natural resources.
Apart from environmental-friendly rooms, the landscape must also be self-sustainable. This will allow students to learn about the natural climate, appreciate the outdoors and understand the ease and benefits of sustainable living.
1 Light Penetration Tinted windows are tilted to shade from summer sunlight while clear windows allow winter sunlight into the rooms, reducing the dependency on artificial lighting. Skylights allow light penetration too.
75° Summer Sunlight
2 Solar Energy Solar panels on the angular roof maximises solar energy input, which will be used to power the classroom’s electrical services. 3 Cross Ventilation Operable windows on the facade allow cross ventilation through the space.
3 23° Winter Sunlight 3
4 Room Cooling Chilled water pipework will be embedded within the concrete slabs. The chilled concrete provides radiant cooling to the spaces and additional comfort . 5 Recycling Rainwater The skylights channel rainwater into box gutters and into a collection tank, which are redirected to the rest rooms for toilet flushing. 6 Rainwater Irrigation The facade also channels rainwater into the box gardens, reducing rainwater runoff and enabling the gardens to be self sustainable.
FUTURE SCENARIOS Scenario 1 - Near Future
As 21st century learning emphasizes on community integration, institutes will begin to grow within the urban landscape. Interstitial spaces between buildings will become opportunities for temporary learning spaces. Common facilities such as breakout spaces and services will be shared with neighbouring buildings, reducing the need to construct additional infrastructure for the institute. This creates a symbiotic relationship between the institute and the immediate community.
FUTURE INSTITUTE OPPORTUNITY (B U I L D I N G L O T)
Rooms will be supported individually and the bridge platform will link different rooms together, additionally providing more breakout spaces.
Scenario 2 - Distant Future
Common facilities such as recreational parks and cafeterias can be built and shared with the neighbouring buildings, creating more opportunities for the institute users to interact with the community. The bridge platform will be supported with structures stemming from the ground and also braced with the neighbouring buildings. The bridge, which is accessed from the neighbouring buildings, will create a new platform for the community to interact with each other.
FUTURE INSTITUTE OPPORTUNITY (A B O V E R O A D S)
As the city grows, the community will increase whereas urban landscapes will become too dense. This creates the opportunity for institutes to be built above roads.
MELBOURNE CULTURAL HUB
- A Hybrid Museum Tutor : Mikel Roman
cultural hub One of the most distinct aspects of Melbourne city is its multicultural fabric. The city of Melbourne is not only the home to our fellow Melbournians but in recent years, an array of multicultural communities has called this wonderful city as their home, workplace and leisure centres. With that increment of density and cultural diversity over the years, the cultural museum serves as an acknowledgement and appreciatition of all the diverse culture in Melbourne. Located at the center of the cultural precinct, the museum occupies a significant placing within the city fabric. This urban insertion will comprise of a series of public spaces, outdoor performance space, exhibition space, retail spaces, restaurants and cultural installations.
typology exploration Even though the cultural museum serves as an acknowledgement of the city’s cultural diversity, the cultural museum remains rooted to the essence of Melbourne city – which is the labyrinth of connecting laneways, arcades and hoddle grid. This unique network system which is home to many Melbourne’s dininga , shopping ‘secrets’ as well as canvas to many street arts have provide the people with a plethora of interesting experiences in these intimate spaces and mysteries. Retaining that consistency, laneway typology and grid network were further explored and utilised as a driving design intent in the circulation and massing of the cultural centre.
melbourne 2030 Government policy and intentions also play a crucial role in the development of this project. With the government growing interest sustainability and communal living, the cultural hub is committed to achieve these goals that to ensure its longevity and adaptiveness to future needs. All in all , the aspects of permeability to natural resources, public’s visual engagement and laneways will produce a cultural centre that is iconic in its setting . Building entrance from Lonsdale Street
CONCEPT diagram Form Generation
01 Continuation of Hoddle Grid on urban block
02 Increase create publi
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05 Conventional museum programme arrangement
06 Understa -
Gallery - laneway typology
09 Conventional galleries procession
- Begins with lobby and concludes with a linear loop of galleries - Creates major curatorial, operational and circulation problems
- Galleries are experiential q
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e designed with intention to reflect lanewaysâ€™ qualities - Cul de sac, through, L and U shape
03 Museum as the centre of attention creating two internal laneways
04 Side wings are reconnected and reintegrated with the center through suspended bridges and expansion of museum
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07 Programmes are flipped and distributed across the site vertically and horizontally
08 New ARCHETYPE - Hybridisation of program - Encourage learning through interaction & engagement
11 Mapping the sensory aspects of Melbourne Laneways
12 New arrangement - This allows a procession of plausible combination f galleries as they are independent of one another.
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
THIRD FLOOR PLAN
FORTH FLOOR PLAN
FIFTH FLOOR PLAN
Elevation along Tattersall Lane
Elevation along Bourke Street
DETAIL Section Parapet Flashing Parapet Wall Rigid Insulation Suspended Acoustic Ceiling
Moveable Louvre System Curtain Wall Glazing Fixed Louvre System Reinforced Concrete Floor Slab Steel I-Beam
Elevation along Celestial Avenue
Elevation along Lonsdale Street
Informal art practice zone Exhibition space
Large Object Gallery
Entrance from Little Bourke Street
TRAVELLING Studio LITHUANIAN PAVILION - For the Book Smugglers TUTOR :
DR. ANDREW SANIGA
DISPLACEMENT _ MEMORY REFORMATU SQUARE, VILNIUS Studio Displacement calls for a design that recalls the displaced people of Lithuania, a country once ruled by the Soviets for 2 centuries. This raise questions of what Lithuania from the Soviet era should be preserved and what approach needs to be undertaken._ “If the past underpins present day identity, national identity is inherently based on history, specifically upon shared experiences and the notion of collective memory.”
HISTORY _ During the soviet era, Russians forcefully eliminate all ethnic identity of Lithuanians by prohibiting all publication and learning of Lithuanian national language. Despite the intensified Russian’s authority, the press prohibitation gave birth to national conciousness. Knygnešiai, Lithuanian book smugglers were established to preserve Lithuanian word by illegally distributing and printing underground. In honour of them and their sacrifice, a pavilion was designed celebrate and acknowledge their efforts. PIC in the background : Site Reformatu Skveras
Reformation square, 1948
Reformation square, NOW
Memory . Architecture Every memory is subjected to its nature of forgetting and loss. In particularly, memories which involve repression of painful emotion actively impedes recognition, causing amnesia. Nonetheless , siginificant memories such as historical realities of Lithuanian book smugglers are worth commemoration. Hence, in order to recall memory, Zumthor had suggested throught he process of ÂŤ
ARCHITECTONIC DRAMATIZATION Âť of space can mankind remember through those emotions evoked within. Architecture then becomes a medium of transmission. Unlike any other pavilion,the design proposal explored an architecture which exists beyond its own framework; an architecture that cannot be discerned without taking on the connections to non-architectural elements. Structuring this historical absence, elements and features within the narrative of the illegal distributions Lithuanian periodicals and ways of concealment, were used to inform the design decisions, generating a textual experience of history.
CONCEPT Diagram Travelling Mail Boxes
As history can only truly be comprehend through an explorative journey, these memories are recreated by building a pavilion to narrate and evoke the process of book smuggling and the collective experience of those displaced people of press ban. The architecture suggested is then a composition of elements and processes of the illegal distribution, printing and teaching , that co-exist without hierarchy to commemorate the people whom were displaced and narrate their journey of smuggling. This place then becomes home with the accumulation of memory, commemorating the lost and the fight of Lithuanian book army.
Lithuanians used to smuggle in Illegal periodicals and primers through Soviet Railway System . Within those travelling post office , mail slots were common features. The grid framework which envelopes the building is adapted from these mail slots.
Entrance The mausoleum of the Evangelical Reformers church was onced situated on the exact location of the pavilion .As the mausoleum has heritage values, it was restored and preserved. It also serves as the entrance to the pavilion as both share associative functions.
Facade Facade of the pavilion is kept transparent to allow objects on displays to have continuous interaction with the pedestrians. In addition, its transparency allows permeation of natural sunlight.
PLANS SECTION ELEVATIONS
Section A - A
Section B - B
Mail Boxes In the past, Illegal periodicals were sent in business envelopes as a coverup and left in mail boxes or folded trinagle letters . Visitors of the pavilion will have the same opportunity of uncovering these illegal periodicals/ primers hidden within the mail boxes.
Periodicals As an acknowledgement and appreciation towards displaced people of Lithuania, their contributions are printed in periodicals and books which they smuggled to keep Lithunian language alive.
Pavilion Content The pavilion - dedicated to the displaced people of press ban - not only housed falsificated publications of those illegal periodicals and books of that era but also stories of the book smugglers.
Studio WATER Within a new dimension Tutor :
Merr River Location : Eunson Avenue, Northcote Brief : Design a house and home office for an eco plumber who is also an avid diver Concept : As the clientâ€™s is passionate about the sea and diving , the design is intended to re-enact / re-create both the journey of diving and the atmospheric condition of the underwater. In order to achieve such atmosphere, the condition of being afloat, submerged and sinked is translated in the architecture through manipulation of spatial configurations, facade treatments and programmatic arrangements. As a whole. the home represents the sea dimension in which the clients dives in , living his passion .
CONCEPT diagram Program arrangement OCEAN
Living + Dining + Foyer
Semi-enclosed + Semi dark
Guest rooms + Laundry
Enclosed + Dark + Isolated
Open + Bright + Vast
Plan development Exploration of light and movement within ocean with increasing depth. DEEPER
ENCAVED , EDGES
Facade development ‘ Weaving ‘ facade was explored not only to accentuate the ambience of reflected light but also depict surface waves.
Grounf FLoor Plan
11 1 2 9
Office Floor Plan
Lower Ground Floor Plan
1. Foyer 2. Dining 3. Kitchen 4. Living 5. Washroom 6.Patio
7. Utilities Room 8. Bedroom 1 9. Bedroom 2 10. Water Pond 11. Garage 12. Master Bedroom
1. Exhibition Space Meeting Room 2. Study 3. Washroom 4. Storage
Office Section B - B
1. Exhibition Space 3. Washroom Meeting Room 4. Storage 2. Study
Office Section A - A
House Section 1. Foyer 2. Dining 3. Kitchen 4. Living
5. Washroom 6. Patio 7. Utilities Room 8. Bedroom 1
9. Bedroom 2 10. Water Pond 11. Garage 12. Master Bedroom
Backyard - Office
DOLL HOUSE THEATER
Lee Ann Joy
- Within the eye of the storm
the Eye ofstorm
The intention of the studio was to design a theater for Ray Lawler’s ‘Summer of the Seventeenth Doll’. Analysing the plot , the theme - Within the Eye of the Storm - was conceived based on the dialectic of contradiction between the protagonist, Olive and the Australian social setting. In the 1950’s, Australia was experiencing a revolution where the new society embraces consumericism and economic growth. Struggling against this rapid change was the protagonist, Olive, whom was persistent in grasping the only world she knew and lived in. Her resistance towards change is seen in her frequent conversation with Pearl, her widowed friend and this stubborness is further climaxed when she was furied by Roo’s marriage proposal. This separation from change is best potrayed with Within the eye of Storm, where Olive is as stagnant as the eye of the storm and the society , is depicted as the ever changing storm. The canecutters’ lay off is primarily the factor which allows Olive to uphold her dreamed life. Thus, this idea of layoff is further explored as a facade design intent. The cane cross section pattern is later used to treat the facade.
Perspective from Rathdowne St
1. Loading Dock 2. Carpentry Store 3. Technician Office 4. Rehearsal Room 5. Orchestra Pit 6. Coffee & Bar 7. Director & Touring Company Office 8. Ramp 9. Washrooms 10. Lift
11. Box Office 12. Female Showers 13. Male Showers 14. Dressing Room 15. Side Wing 16. Stage 17. Theater 18. Theater Management Office 19. Foyer 20. Male Washroom 21. Disabled Toilet
22. Female Washroom 23. Control ROom 24. Access to Theater Lighting Rigs 25. Theater Balcony
Perspective at Rathdowne St and Faraday St Junction
1. Loading Dock 2. Carpentry Store 3. Technician Office 4. Rehearsal Room 5. Orchestra Pit
11. Box Office 12. Female Showers 13. Male Showers 14. Dressing Room 15. Side Wings
6. Coffee & Bar 7. Director & Touring Company Office 8. Ramp 9. Washrooms 10. Lift
16. Stage 17. Theater 18. Theater Management Office 19. Foyer 20. Male Washroom
21. Disabled Toilet 22. Female Washroom 23. Control ROom 24. Access to Theater Lighting Rigs 25. Theater Balcony
Perspective from Faraday St
Elevation along Faraday Street
Rear Elevation along Carlow Place
Elevation along Rathdowne Street
entrance Outdoor Cafe
Studio EARTH SCULPTURE CENTRE TUTOR :
[ YEAR 1 ]B Arch Environments 2009
Site ; CERES Environmental Park This sculpture centre was designed to compliment the existing functions within CERES park. Served as a functional space which advocates sustainable lifestyle , the site is equipped with educational facilities like nursery market, eco farm, recycle centre and etcetera. As the site is stretched across a sloppy hill, the landscapeâ€™s terrain naturally became a design challenge. Taking advantage of the peak, the sculpture centret is morphed into a star shape building to capture panoramic views of all sides of CERES landscape which includes the MERRI creek. Apart from providing the necessary spaces, Corten steel was used the compliment the natural colour spectrum of CERES and fenestration design was prioritised.
LEGEND 1. Exhibition Gallery 2. Office 3. Sculptor Residence 4. Pantry
5. Delivery 6. Storage 7. Working Studio / Gallery
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Lower Ground Floor
1. Office 2. Reception / Exhibiton gallery 3. Studio / Gallery 4. Storage 5. Sculptor residence
Section A-A 1.Washroom 2. Reception / Exhibiton gallery 3. Studio / Gallery 4. Storage 5. Pantry 1
Installation EX-LAB - Tectonic Reef Tutor : Jas Johnson | Gywlmm Jann | Dr. Stanislav Roudavsk
â€œTectonic Reefâ€? was a collaboratve workshop run by Melbourne University Digital Fabrication Lab, as an introduction to parametric modelling, culminating in a bamboo sculpture at the 2011 St Kilda festival. Working in Grasshopper, Maya and Rhino , the workshop engaged with growth based design such as L-systems and fractal algorithms to determine growth of modular geometries.
In order to realise the installation, pariticiapants engaged in a vigorous process of documentations alongside with design experiments. Furthermore , varies materials and structural system were explored . Working from a digital medium , into scale card models and resin models, the bamboo skeletal structure was finally animated through these process-driven design techniques.
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Yee Von Low graduated from Melbourne University with a Master of Architecture (2011 -2012) and Bachelor of Environments (2008 -2011). This...