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(dis)order
Analysis of Microrayon plan in makeyevka, Soviet Union
The Nameless
Lambeth Tower Analysis
SOAS analysis
As Above: So Below
A New Green Belt
Casa Qualcosa
 

(dis) order

Collaboration with Phang Lim

Interviewed and Published by KooZA/rch

Finalists of the Archisource Drawing of the Year 2020

The project aims to create a superblock that empowers the residents by providing them with a basic 10’x10’x10’ framework for mass customization and construction over the years. Within the grid structure are voids that were being designed for various activities such as vertical circulation and interaction. Residents will have full freedom in deciding the size, program, and aesthetic of their units. The contradiction in space between programs creates disorder within the order, chaos within the calm, lawlessness within the rigid.

(dis)order

Analysis of the Microrayon plan in Makeyevka, Soviet Union

 

Interested in learning about the history and future of massed-develop housing typology, this research project looked into the planning of The “Microrayon” Plan in Makeyevka, USSR, as an example of a highly efficient residential block system. Carried out by Ernst May and his colleagues, this was an attempt of them trying to take on their successful experience of mass-constructing housing units from Frankfurt to the Soviet Union. The residential area comprises multiple "microcrayon" as a basic unit for building the "Sotsgorod" or socialist city. There are different configurations of block layout, but they all are approximately the same size and follow the same ratio between construction roads, greenery, and population density.

 

This research project also inspired the former project mentioned, (dis)order.

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The Nameless

Collaboration with Phang Lim

Competition Entry, featured on Competition Website

The project title “The Nameless” emphasizes the theme of hope by representing the stories of the immigrants, the poor, the homeless, the marginalized, and the rejected of New York City. The chosen site was Hart Island, which serves as the city’s potter’s field, and more than a million nameless were buried here. Shared by different religions and races, a Spiritual Center was created where everyone can have a conversation with their own divine and oneself.

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The Analysis of Lambeth Tower

Collaboration with Stella Dai

Lambeth Tower Diagram
 

The Analysis of SOAS

Group Member: 

Dhvani Doshi, Suren Sivaram, Yunji Seong, Iris Yee

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As Above: So Below - A New Florence

Group members: Katrina Abad, James Wang

View of Duomo
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Outskirt Mansion
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City center
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Street view into local's house
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Underground local's residence
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Boat ride on artificial Arno River
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A New Green Belt

Group member: Stephen Marinelli, Timothy Tamulonis

This project reacts to a hyper-densified London city. It reinforces the M25 highway as an infrastructural "green belt" when London's downtown has sprawled all the way to its rural edges. The project's form in created through a collating of Brutalist architecture found throughout London. The components of the collage are then repurposed to house an agricultural production center providing fresh produce for the city.

 

Casa Qualcosa

Group member: Suren Sivaram, Evan Elliot, Iris Yee