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PORTFOLIO JONATHAN WONG ZHERN LINA summary of selected design Work
ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT PART 2
My name is Jonathan Wong Zhern Lin and I am writting to express my interest in the Architectural Assistant Par t 2 position with your company, whomperhaps is currently in need of a talented and dynamic designer with exceptional project managment skills and a strong creative flair. I am adept at carrying out a wide variety of design and development projects, and can readily conceptualize new idea as needed. I am also very excited about the possibility of working for an reputable and growing company like yours where I have the oppor tunity to bring those talents to work for your company.
Having completed my Diploma in the Architectural Association School Of Architecture and Bachelor of Degree in Manchester School Of Architecture,therefore I believe that I posseses those specific qualities which you will be looking for in a strong canditate.
Over the period of my previous year out placements, I have been involved in various projects in several architecture companies. The type of projectsranges from Master - Planning, Skyscrapper developments, Urban Mixed used developments, Hotel and Resor t developments, Theme park develop-ment, High - end residential for both single and multi-family homes. Within these projects, I was involved with the conceptual design stage, visual-isation, diagram and technical submission drawings, client meetings and project managments.
I also carry impeccable technical, analog and computation skills with advanced knowledge of Rhino 3D, AutoCAD, Unreal Engine 4, 3ds Max, Sketchup,Microsoft office, Revit, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and other graphics communication. This is also evident from employing the use of Vir tual Reality systems for my Fifth year diploma thesis project. A comprehensive knowledge working knowledge of the technical aspects of constructiontechniques is also one of my clear strength.
My attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project that I work on is done accurately and to the highest standard. I am also an excellent team player and is comfor table working as par t of a team but also has the ability to take an authoritive role when the situation arises.My verbal communication, presentation skills and positive attitude makes me an effective communicator.
Atelier Momentary City
DIPLOMA 02 AADip Fifth Year Thesis Project 2015 - 2016
Table Of Content
BA Bachelor Third Year Project 2012 - 2013
Sketches & Travel Drawings
Architecture Assistant Part 01 2013 - 2014
Year Out Placement
DIPLOMA 02AADip Fourth Year Thesis Project 2014 - 2015
Havana 2.0 Socialist Paradise
2011 - Present
WUA / HIJJAS KASTURI
Archmedium Student Competition Finalist
Tokyo Replay Center
VIRTUAL EXODUSTHE ALLEGORY OF THE UNCONSTRUCTED
FIFTH YEAR THESIS
As of June 2016, virtual world users from the likes of world of Warcraft and sims online has reach a soaring number of 40 million users. This phenomenon has cre-ated an exodus of physical communities into seeking
refuge within the synthetic environment.
Cyberspace completes its integration with physical re-ality as the boundaries of technologies and synthetic worlds become blurred. This layer of physicality con-stitutes a new set of social, law, and economic order. The rate of consumption and celebration in the realm of a simulated reality has induced a transformation of physical game boundaries within the city, building and individual space to accommodate the manifestation of
synthetic gaming environments.
This creates a new form of physical prototype for a means of access and migration into the synthetic gam-ing world. The Meta Game Central archives and simu-lates virtual worlds environment for the content con-sumption of Cyber-refugees and the mass population. This ubiquitous gaming terminal host a new found land embedded for the replacement of an actual reality for a new virtual population seeking refugee within these
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAftAE8MPF4
HAVANA 2.0 S0CIALIST PARADISEThe Administration Of Control
FOURTH YEAR THESISDIPLOMA TWO
After the alternate event of the Cuban Missile Crisis, followed by the Destruction of Cuba resulted from a nuclear bomb devastation caused by the Americans. A new Cuba had to be rebuild and had done through Fidel Castros vision to protect and liberate the Cuban people against the imperialist forces and domestic enemies.
The new socialist state of Havana 2.0 is enacted based on a centralized political system with more power of control than the present Cuban communist party and state, which outlines that the administration is the still the central power to organize, direct and control the
economic life of this socialist society.
Havana 2.0 Socialist Paradise, The Administration Of Control is use as a fictional vessel to speculate and question how political ideology can be manifested into the architecture of infrastructure that propagates the power of control through social and spatial structure.
W U A SHENZHEN, CHINA KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
YEAR OUT PLACEMENTARCHITECTURE ASSISTANT PART 1
Working in Shenzhen, China for my par t one year out placement as a foreign student has given me an oppor tunity to expand my architecture and personal experience of China. This paradigm shift of a production market into an upcoming ( largest ) consumerism market of the world, has revitalise the role of an architect.
While working and managing on projects of all scales in the practice ( mainly masterplanning), i often question about the consequence of the rapid URBANISATION have on the local populations. The transition of Shenzhen from a fishing village to an urban fabric has seen numerous buildings done by renowned architects, Arata Isozaki and Rem Koolhaus as such. However, this has led to a lost in CRITICAL REGIONALISM of chinese vernacular architecture.
During my visit to the Shenzhen biennale, UABB ( Bi-City biennale of Urbanism / Architecture ), an urban planner/architect from San Paolo pointed out that the fallout of urbanisation in developing regions. She highlighted that due to this unprecendeted speed of urbanisation in China, an aftermath from its social development and enviroment is imminent.
Therefore, to encounter the current trend of urbanisation, it is prevalent that, we, the new generation of architects, have to be par t of a RESISTANCE. To keep and retain, the essence of a cultural heritage from the process of urbanisation.
Moreover, i still ponder upon if the role of an architect and architectureis adaptive and ever becoming ?
1. Overlooking Shekou, por t of Nan Shan district.
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2. An open discussion for an 489 acres Masterplan at the practice, WUA, Shenzhen.
3. Apar tments build inimately to each other with no consent of building regulations.
4. UABB / OMA s workshop on modelling the YingZao Fashi.
5. UABB / The former GuangDong float glass factory.
URBANISATION + CRITICAL REGIONALISM + RESISTANCE
SUNWAY ECO - CITY, IPOH / MALAYSIA
A 40 acre of master-planning in the heart of Ipoh, Malaysia. This project focuses on the concept of Eco - environment and sustainable design for housing, recreation and retail de-velopments. The project is divided into eight areas of family housings and one area for forest recreation purpose.
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PARAMIT FACTORY - PENANG / MALAYSIA
The PARAMIT factory is a controlled environment technol-ogy production factory. Therefore the design and planning is crucial for both the testing hall in correlation to the production line.
SPECTRUM SPILLAGEDISPARITY OF STREET PERFORMERS
THIRD YEAR PROJECTATELIER MOMENTARY CITY
An extrapolation of the urban phenomenon for buskers and the network which these street performers created, has generated a new typology of play, speculation and
The behavioural traits of these performers has form a methodology for social gathering structure, called SPILLAGE. These form of transition between the en-closed and open space generates a threshold of social conflict. These conflicts, thus creates the programme
which inhibits the architecture of performance.
Spectrum Spillage is a manifestation of both mobile and permanent performance. Speculating what form of architecture will the buskers or street performers could exhibit / inhibit into the existing urban network of North-
ern Quarter, Manchester.
Interpretation of SpillageAn early extrapolation of the urban observation,Spillage. This axonometric sketch represent the city, and buildings as containers alike. SPILL IT OUT ! Creating micro spatial practices from for-mal into informal program. These are results ofnetwork searching beneath Nor thern Quar ter, found in the social network. Floating like balloons,are speculations made to fur ther the curiosity and question how far could the network be develop.
Atelier Momentary CityThe agenda Of Atelier Momentary Cityaddress how the contempary transform-ations in economic downturn connect andshapes temporal spatial practice in the cityto inform an agenda and programme. Giventhe territory, the Nor thern Quar ter of Manchester, we explore the par ticular par tof the city to find agendas by looking at thetransittion and complementary programmesthat formed a vast and complex network. The Atelier focuses on model making, prototyping,and simplexity. Drawing inspirations and precedents from works of Atelier Bow wow, etc.This unit is ecentric in providing architecturea humanistic approach.
Atelier momentary city derives programme and building agenda from urban observation of networks. Thus, the network of music was employed through the discovery of Spillage; an urban phemenology. Spillage is the occurance of formal programmes forcing informal programmes on to the streets. This event, thus, creates temporal micro public spaces. This micro space is self-generated, a space within a space. Therefore, by mapping the network thread of Trafford College, which is a music network; it lead to multiple leads. These networks; Music Gigs, Music Institute, Ochestra, and Buskers. However, the aim of tapping into such network was to identify and deploy an Infrastructure.
Initial photography of Spillage of micro temporal practices.
Diagram of Spillage to show sequence of events happening through a moment of transition between formal and informal programme, creating micro temporal spatial practices.
Buskers Extrapolation : One Man BandAn extrapolation of buskers in the music network of the Nor thern Quar ter. The sequence of movement shows instruments stripped from the one man band, creating moments of events. However, this moment fades away while he walks fur ther away from his instrument. The language of being able to perform an event in permeance state, but as a moment; is captured from the behaviour of him . This dialectic is instil as par t of the programme, incorperating alongside, Spillage.
Spectrum SpillageThis axonometric sketch shows the context of Manchester layered over with the extrapolation of buskers in the music network in Nor thern Quar ter. The trumpet represents sound spillage produced by buskers. Pipes are taken precedent from the existing rainwater pipe from the services of backpiccadily. The trumpets represent sound made from the rainwater , channels back into the city. Buskers are seen floating around, representing temporal micro spatial practices within the network in the city.
Site Analysis / Network MappingBuskers are identify as the network without infrastructure within the urban fabric of Nor thern Quar ter, Manchester. Therefore, enacting a new network to facillitate multiple busking platforms. This will provide an alternative way to perform and re-introduce the culture of busking in Nor thern Quar ter. This event space not only celebrates the talents but cultivates the multi-cultural behaviour within the network of the city.
Photos / SpeculationsBuskers are identify as the network without infrastructure within the urban fabric of Nor thern Quar ter, Manchester. Therefore, enacting a new network to facillitate multiple busking platforms. This will provide an alternative way to perform and re-introduce the culture of busking in Nor thern Quar ter. This event space not only celebrates the talents but cultivates the multi-cultural behaviour within the network of the city.
Site Emergent ResponsePatches of rainwater accumulates near the site, reflected small frames pieces of adjecent facade.This subconsiously connects the beauty of waterand sound to form a space grown from context.
to find balance between science ofwater and the exhilarating qualities ofexperience, consider the many states and transformative proper ties of the substances a phenomenal lens withpower of refraction, reflection, spatialreversal and the transformation of raysof light
Spillages Network Nerve
Building ProgrammesA busking central to facillitates buskers in the city with an infrastrucutre. An event space to celebrate the culture of busking. Fostering cultural welfare in Nor thern Quar ter, and creating a new network to benefit the existing. The programmes are overlayed above each other, therefore, highlighting a distinct characteristic of kinetic and permeance; vise-versa. This adopts the ethos of momentary city, being able to loose fit into city network, while be a free-standing infrastructure.
Music Gig, etc
Private buskerteaching pods
Programme DevelopmentNetwork finding of hybrid programmesof spectrum spillage draws back to the music network.
Spectrum Spillage IterationsEarly sketch iterations of the infrastructure to showan understanding of tectonics, mechanism, andscale. Each section are a development sketch whichiterates through different structural details.
PlansThe auxillary suppor t provides both structural and programme suppor t to the performing podium and education pod floors. Building on the ethos of momentary city, the basement is the permeance par t of the infrastructure. Cast in concrete and suppor t foundation of the structure piece above, the basement creates a monolithic language communicating with its playful counterpar t. The performing podium is an open space, however a raised platform. It maintains the mediation between public and private space, creating a threshold of formal and informal programme.
Ground Floor Plan/Performing Podium Upper Ground Floor Plan/Music Pods Lower Ground Floor Plan/Auxillary Support
Section A - ASection across Little Lever Street showing the basement auxillary, busking stage, and teaching pods. This section shows the Kinetic and Permeance of the structure; adopting the principle of momentary city, it reflects how it could be loose fit in near future.
Scale : 1:100
Front Elevation along Little Lever StreetElevation looking across the main event space, pods,and the back suppor t spine for the upper floors. The glazing between the undulating floor creates a continuitywith the immediate buildings patterns.
Scale: 1 : 100
Sequential movementA series of movement showing pods being utilise, lowered and hung to its original position. An iteration of buskers movement and behaviour, the pods is seen as por table rooms, being able to grow and re-fit into the building/city in the future.
1 : 50 Detail SectionAn
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1 : 50 Fragment Sectional ModelRapid Prototyping of the auxillary suppor tand hand made musical pods showcased in the MSA Final year exhibition.
The Busking CentralThe journey of a busker walking while playing his instruments. He is on his way to meet up with his fellow buskers.
Site Context ModelA 1:200 sketch rapid prototyping model placed with the site model to show building relationships with the surrounding.
Auxillary SupportAn underground shell suppor ting the buskers performance during winteras they dwell to enter tain.
An urban Infill Performing Podium and PodsBuskers performing space retaining its recurring phantasm through thestructural ar ticulation mediating between space and event.
Spectrum SpillageThe extrapolation of the network of buskers and the city. Each representation shows spillage of the network, e.g balloons are temporal instrumentsthat roams free and fits in pocket spaces in the city buskers network. This drawing piece is also displayed on the MSA degree show 2013.
PERSONAL ENTRYARCHMEDIUM DESIGN COMPETITION
TOKYO REPLAY CENTERFINALIST
ARCHmedium Student CompetitionFinalist Entry http://es.archmedium.com/Concursos/End_TRC/data/images/ylr_heejy.jpg
The SanctuarySituated in central Tokyo, Akihabara is heavily driven by Culture. Akiba-kei,the Genius Loci of Akihabara shapes the behavior of the space, human, and enviroment. Therefore, to create a newnetwork of enviroment, is to build a santuary for practicing otakus (Individualswith obesession in Manga/Film/Games).A safehaven shelthered away from reality,allowing otakus to indulge in each seperate,yet unique world.
The sanctuary corresponds to the aging and continuity of manga, film, and games in concrete enclosed lower floors. This contrasts the younger and still growingkaraoke culture on upper floors, showcasingtectonic dominance over adjacent buildings.Both of these embody the essence of culture,not of space.
PERSONAL ENTRYTRAVEL & HOBBY SKETCHES
PENCIL SKETCHESANALOG WORK
Kunsthaus, Graz / 2012Amazed by the techtonic of the building, this series of sketches are drawn to study the mechanism of each details in the building.
Venice, Italy / 2013A series of sketch to show venice and the craftmanship of each facade and its details. Sketch from left, San Marco Square,A venetian dock; Rialto Bridge.
Piazza San Marco Venice Museum Ponte Di Rialto