Architect Couple Create a Serene Retreat Hidden in the Heart of Hong Kong Hustle

pundit from another planet

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Leaving the urban clatter and chaos of Wan Chai for the home of architects Winnie Ling and Scott Findley is to enter a serene refuge.

“We love this part of town, we just like the vibrancy of it, plus the materials shops downstairs make a great resource library,” says Ling. “But I wanted [our flat] to be almost spa-like; a place I can come home to after work and feel like I can relax and be pampered.”

“We love this part of town, we just like the vibrancy of it, plus the materials shops downstairs make a great resource library…But I wanted…a place I can come home to after work and feel like I can relax and be pampered.”

Together they turned a cramped, three-bedroom 670 sq ft walk-up apartment into a contemporary, Asian-inspired, one-bedroom haven for two.

“We gutted the whole thing. Opened it up to space and light…

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Alternative Materials Experimental Center, Cochin, Kerala.

The Workshop. We went to Kerala for a three day workshop. The workshop was divided into two parts. The first part included making joineries with bamboo and the second part included ramming earth to make walls and make adobe bricks from scratch.

The Workshop.
We went to Kerala for a three day workshop. The workshop was divided into two parts. The first part included making joineries with bamboo and the second part included ramming earth to make walls and make adobe bricks from scratch.

The Case Study.  We were divided into groups of ten to present a case study regarding any institute that has used sustainable methods of construction. We came up with a meticulous presentation on the Panyaden School, Thailand, which has adopted Bamboo and Stone extensively along with ingenious  ways to use Adobe bricks walls.

The Case Study.
We were divided into groups of ten to present a case study regarding any institute that has used sustainable methods of construction. We came up with a meticulous presentation on the Panyaden School, Thailand, which has adopted Bamboo and Stone extensively along with ingenious ways to use Adobe bricks walls.

The Brief.

The Brief.

The Brief.

The Brief.

  • Design Concept.

Continuous Surfaces.
Surfaces changing texture but not the flow.  Lines changing from horizontality to verticality.  Continuity in planning and design.  Extensive use of Bamboo, Mud, Jute, Stone and Thatch.

Sheet No. 1 (Site Plan)

Sheet No. 1 (Site Plan)

Sheet No. 2 (Cut Plan)

Sheet No. 2 (Cut Plan)

Sheet No. 3 (Sections & Views)

Sheet No. 3 (Sections & Views)

Sheet No. 4 (Ode to Nature & Students Accommodations)

Sheet No. 4 (Ode to Nature & Students Accommodations)

Sheet No. 5 (Workshop)

Sheet No. 5 (Workshop)

Model Photo No.1

Model Photo No.1

Model Photo No.2

Model Photo No.2

Model Photo No.3

Model Photo No.3

Model Photo No.4

Model Photo No.4

 

Final presentation for my Design Project

During your Course you have your own ups and downs. Its best to keep that sinusoidal wave going.

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For part of the submission for my design project on the Vulcan Works, I am to write a blog entry on my final presentation for the project.

I was so relieved for the presentation day to arrive, yet so nervous.

After a long morning of watching others, it was my turn to present. In my head I knew exactly what to say and when to say it, however, when it came down to it the anxiety took over and I ended up having a mental block after a minute. I felt so let down by myself and I also felt stupid infront of proffesionals, but at least I got up there and gave it a shot.

We had some guests visit us from various places who we had to present our projects in front of, James Allison from Bennett & Associates, Craig Scott from Leeds Beckett University, Sabine Belokopitova, a…

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1253 / Laser scanner cloud point / Castillo de Peñiscola

Amazing new thing to learn.

a fresh drawing everyday

Nowadays, architecture survey techniques, are gradually changing with the introduction of the Laser Scanner, that has revolutionised that process and opening new ways to the classic survey methods.
I’m researching on using this accurate three-dimensional models not only as a survey tool, but also a graphic tool, as a brush or a pencil. I`ll keep you informed!

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Revitalisation of Bhau cha Dhakka (Mazgaon Port Trust), Mumbai.

Initial Research. Our class students divided into various groups to research on the History, Climate Analysis, Land use, Accessibility, Sea Routes, Activities, Demographics, Case Study & Construction. We then came up with a summarized booklet. The picture above is the cover page to the booklet made by us.

  • Concept

The concept was to imitate the characteristics of CORALS. Reefs grow individually or in a big colony with each coral having its own curve and identity. The roofs are continuous thus portraying the natural characteristics of corals.

The continuous lines hence help with the movement of various activities conducted at the dock at peak hours.

  • Design Brief.

The Design Brief consisted of three parts namely The Fishery Wharf, The Passenger Terminal, The Public Plaza and the Sailing Club.

Sheet No.1 (Site Plan)

Sheet No.1 (Site Plan)

Sheet No.2 (Ground Floor Plan of Passenger Terminal)

Sheet No.2 (Ground Floor Plan of Passenger Terminal)

Sheet No.3 (First Floor Plan of Passenger Terminal)

Sheet No.3 (First Floor Plan of Passenger Terminal)

Sheet No.4 (Fishery Wharf)

Sheet No.4 (Fishery Wharf)

Model Photo No.1

Model Photo No.1

Model Photo No.2

Model Photo No.2

Model Photo No.3

Model Photo No.3

Model Photo No.4

Model Photo No.4

Model Photo No.5

Model Photo No.5