’The pop up architecture invites all to give it a pull and cherish the family time under the colourful urban ceiling with the shower of colourful petals and foliage. Kids love balloons, so do we. It is always sad to them deflated. Let’s freeze them by turning them into the ‘fireworks’ of petals and leaves.‘
’The installation takes the tree as the focal point and collects the foliage and flower petals using recycled cardboard tubes. The kids love them. Let’s check it out!‘
The project calls for the use of traditional paper maps in this era. The use of Google Maps and all kinds of digital navigation maps are dominating nowadays, yet we believe the traditional paper map still plays an important role in navigation through its new presence in this project. We believe that paper map can always improve the sense of place and understanding of cardinal directions, thus results a better travel experience.
Circle, a geometry that don’t seem to work well for a map, is used for the convenience of pocketing after fold. Besides, the circular map is able to reflect the 5, 10, 15mins walking distance in the radial form (400m per 5mins). The circular prototype map takes Singapore Swissotel at Stamford Road as reference and stretches across a radius of 1.2km. The outermost rim of the map depicts the silhouette of the respective skyline and the back of the maps is designed to give a description of the relevant pie zone on the map at the front.
We believe the circular map has the potential to be developed into a beautiful and yet fun and contemporary objects for tourists and explorers.
A Youtube(Left) and pdf LINK to my research work during Year 5 of MArch Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture Unit 14 (2013-2014).
An evening with Paul Sermon at 'La Salle Public Lecture series' in May 2016 has wakened up the inner self. A throwback that is all about the passion and joy the thesis gives. The feeling of re-embodiment and the moment of 'back in one piece' after 1 1/2 years of hectic working life.
[Manufacturing] Displacement -Behind the Scene
Theatre of Displacement
The installation explores the notion of ‘architectural displacement’ through the use of surveillance technology which instantaneously captures and manipulates the live events and the image of observer. It invites the observer to inhabit two spaces at a time through a series of projections and experiences that narrates an inquisitive story of displaced moments. Through the theatrical experience in the journey of its flexible location, the deployable structure is able to provide a new kind of psychological shelter and shared memory that presents the distant and lost image of our cities as well as an individual.
Mexican Culinary Art
Type: Prototype and Architecture
Culinary Art Academy that allows individual cultural elements to be re-articulated and reconstituted through exploring a secret recipe in a series of calibrated spaces. The façade prototype becomes the interface between cooking place and the outside. It is actuated by internal temperature in order to temper the environment and simultaneously control the privacy of cooking process.
The shuttle flower is an electronic flower that explores the relationship between human senses and its interactive possibilities within an interior context. The prototype, made of recycled shuttlecock’s feather and balsa wood mounted on servo horn, is designed to perform multi-sensorial reaction during different activities and action. Each sensory performance has its dynamic relation and function that aims to improve interior qualities at different state or time. This kinetic sculpture is actuated by three servos (one continuous) via motion and reflectance sensors through programmed Arduino. The four different states of the flowers create four different playful and sensorial experiences and effects. The free and unlimited supply of feathers from used shuttlecocks also result the possibility of mass producing this prototype. The images and film show the very first and crude prototype.
Ghosts in Trieste
The project responds to the basic questions of metaphysics - what is there and is it like? - after a rigorous study and reading of the Trieste landscape feature and urban fabric. The old power station is transformed into a Musuem that houses a series cellular exhibition rooms which are in contrast to the intrusive Unesco office and Steamship 'Primo' room. The aim is to embrace the conflicts between intuition and reason, dynamic and passive. The entire architecture is designed to celebrate the lives and the life after death.