City growth is generally related with changes in program and activities. The aim on this studio is to re-program a particular site Melbourne through a specific strategy: permeating the differences between architecture and landscape architecture.
The intention is to establish clear and narrow relationships between these two disciplines as well as to explore how the perception and experience of urban space can be influenced by the ambiguous spatiality that emerges when blending them.
The development of this speculation will take place in Prahran, where students will engage with the proposed exploration.
In this studio, 2nd and 3rd year students are challenged with the task of reflecting on a site oriented project that acknowledges the importance of the redefinition of existing programs through a strategy determined to strengthen the importance of open spaces in the urban fabric.
Jong Hoon Kim, Entrance of the Museum of Multimedia
Capturing the light quality of interior space. Pattern of the natural light has a role of way finding to the audiences of the Museum. Considering the fact that the exhibition rooms of Multimedia Museum has to create quite a dark space for exhibition, the light sources manipulated as long-thin stripes, which follows the dynamic expression of entire volume.
Jong Hoon Kim, Courtyard between Museum and café, restaurant
Capturing the courtyard at the centre of museum. The courtyard expresses the transition from exterior to interior space between two major volumes. The courtyard provides a public space, where visitors of Museum can share their experiences.
Jong Hoon Kim, Walkway of the park
Capturing a direct walkway alongside of the café and restaurant area. It is the fast circulation path that provides a universal access to the public square on the other side of park.
Jong Hoon Kim, Diagram & Plan of Proposal
Diagram explains the circulation, volume, geometry, and programs of proposal. Design Progression shows the development of proposal. Site plan and Roof Plan explains the location and details of final proposal.
Jong Hoon Kim, First & Ground Plan of Proposal
Details of entire proposal
Jong Hoon Kim, Basement Car Park Plan
Jong Hoon Kim, Sections & Renders
Section describing the details of entire proposal. Render illustrates spatial quality and materiality of proposal (View located in Plan).
Yawen Hu, Plans
My concept involves several aspects of consideration. The first pertains to the division of the site according to key access points on each of the corners of the rectangle. An ‘X’ shape pedestrian pathway defines the relationships of the built structures on the site.
Yawen Hu, Section cut of the gallery
The gallery and cinema form a cluster at the centre of the site where the paths cross over. This allows for open spaces surrounding these buildings and sightlines through the site to the neighbouring shops and businesses.
Yawen Hu, Section cut through the cinema
Small art house cinema, maintains 150 sites inside.
Yawen Hu, Diagrams
The use of angles and geometric shapes in the site are derived from the shapes of the rooftops of the surrounding buildings.
Yawen Hu, model collage
I wanted to convey the built environment through the graphic layout of the site, and thus it can function as a kind of artwork in its own right, which also refers to the contemporary art gallery at the centre of the site.
Yawen Hu, model photos
It is important that the site remains open and not closed to create a sense of public access and space in an area of high-density buildings. In this way I have provided various lawn areas for public use, an outdoor cinema and outdoor seating for the cafes and restaurant.
Yawen Hu, The court yard
Another important part of my concept was to remove vehicles from the site and locate all parking underneath. I have created a visual link to the carpark through two glassed walk areas in the centre of the site.