The design is to propose a new addition to existing Macleay Museum that reconfigures the circulation, exhibition spaces and recreate a new archive acts as a actant. Our design started from ideology concept design by considering how to bring public to explore the archive initially was a secured space. We introduced a liner journey to lead visitors to explore the initially secured archive space by identifying the fragments of archive while visiting the permanent exhibition space. With the consciousness of archive, visitors follow the journey into the whole archive space. The spatial arrangement reflected the inner progressive relationship between self- consciousness of archive and the objective archive space. With the surrounding context, by minimizing influence of Parramatta road, we designed two tunnels to the underground foyer to start the journey. We brought the old botanic garden to our design as the destination of the journey.
CAMELLIA STATION | URBAN PLAZA | ART AND CULTURE CENTER | GREEN SKY WALK
Urban Architecture Research Studio
The fundamental idea of the design is to develop a new integrated town space that connects the movements of the town and the landscape. The proposal connects the transportation, nature, town infrastructures, new art and culture center, green skywalk and new urban plaza as one united whole.
The project aims to project a novel mode of urbanism that is framed by a productive ecology and integrates a more systematic proposal for a time based dynamic urbaniza- tion process.
The site is Camellia, which is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Aus- tralia. Camellia is located 23 kilometers west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta.
The border of the peninsula is vulnerable to some flooding threat, so I pushed in the water into the urban plaza and the intermodal station, it also brought in the river view and became more accessible to get ferry from the other transportations.
Furthermore, the site is a predominantly industrial site and presents little public as well as ecological value. By reconsidering the nature of the site’s utility as well as reframing the urban system in relation to its dynamic urban atmosphere. The major linear green infrastructural spine, which is only served for public transportation will be built to unit the urban social and creative activities, and expend the continuity of the green from the riverside. Besides, the green skywalk through each major urban destination and the green roof strategies will also be applied in along the major spine.
The urban project is situated in close relationship between landscape and urban design. In other words, the site presents an opportunity for integrating the infrastructure, the creative destinations, and the existing and new green.
Digital Studio - Aggregation
AGGREGATION IS NOT A BUILDING YOU ENTER,
BUT A VOLUME YOU IMMERSE INTO
SMART STRUCTURES LAB 2014
A G G R E G A T IO N
An exploration of possibilities of an architecture of simultaneity – an architecture that does neither exist in the past the present or the future, but in all timelines at once. The aim of this project is to create a alternative and creative roof structure and new pathways based on emergence, bridging the disparity between socio economic zones of the metropolis of Sydney Redfern. And it is not only a roof, it is a speculation of unique apertures that could possibly aiming to change people’s perception of an ordinary station. To transform the station into a spectacular volume
that awaken senses. Our approach for this semester studio has gone through several disciplines and research areas into research of tensegrity, voronoi and aggregation. Instead of finding a firm structure, we are looking at the architecture that could be defined by natural behaviour and formation. So for our major investment and exploration for the final project, it is an alternative roof structure made up by millions of aggregated modules. We call it a FLOCK. We’ve been exploring through material logic and constrains, design and evaluation of the flexibility of aggregate module structures, computing aided design to fully understand the system.
A wide range of computational as well as physical tests were conducted to understand the critical parameters such as quantity of modules, module geometry, pouring height/speed and the degree of friction provided by boundary surface. The interest- ing property of granular aggregation system is its liquidity behaviour despite being composed of solid element. Through the adjustment of the aforementioned parameters the aggregation tendencies and behaviour can be utilised to create cavernous space with multiple stable states, transient spatial conditions, differently porous
thresholds, and boundaries. As no aggregate structure can ever be conceived of as finished, this necessitates a critical shift from the precise design of static assemblies towards the recognition of behavioural tendencies and patterns of self-organising and reconfigurable structures. In its ability to responding to our site and its potential to move beyond the site for its nature of flexibility without binding agent.
Throughout the experiment of control variations in specific condition, we observing and investigating the aggregate module instead of defining a finite form. Aggregate architecture suggests a design paradigm of productive forms of de- and re stabilisation.
The Pocket Spaces
THE FUTURE OF SCHOOL -- HABERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL
An integrated curriculum of instructive and demonstrative teaching that utilises the defined outdoor spaces, as an extensional educational resource of the indoor teaching spaces. Blurring the lines between interior and exterior, therefore to make every space a great space for learning and teaching . The different courtyard areas and transition spaces between new and heritage provide people a changing experience in the school.