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|Title:||DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <William Chan>|
Architecture & Allied Arts
Nine Quarter City
|Abstract:||This semester has been an architectural journey to Venice. I have created a building that fits with the environment of Venice. As the city is build upon water, my program was based upon this important element. My project involved the combination of three programs: research centre, science centre and spectator seating. My concept for my building was based on the idea to make better use of circulation space. Instead of having space just to get to programmatic space, this circulation space also contained something of interest. For example, the escalators are also a gallery and the lifts also serve as an aquarium. I also experimented in my structure and cladding. The structural members were placed randomly, just like nature and the cladding was casted out of PVA glue to represent water. This was extremely challenging for me as it was difficult to work with the glue and the material when it dried. The cladding became white, stiffer and harder to work with. Throughout these exercises I have been able to develop my own conceptual thinking, whilst critically evaluating my performance in achieving designs practically. I have strived for innovation but still need to work on how a resolve my ideas. The way drawings and models communicate my concepts need to be more articulated so that the viewers understand my design. Overall, I still need to focus on my time-management as well as work efficiency. It has been a delight furthering my knowledge from last semester and discovering other skills. This semester has been a true learning curve for me and one that I will take on and remember. Furthermore, I have learnt a lot through our presentations. This semester has truly widened my love for architecture and is a fitting end to my first year at university.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Architecture & Allied Arts|
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|Appears in Collections:||DESA1002 – 2008|
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