Category Archives: Kianwee

Process Base Architectural Thesis – The Emergent Neighbourhood

The video of the presentation to this thesis project    

In search of a high character and appropriate density neighbourhood ( source : source: Identity vs intensive use of land : final report, 22 December 2000 / [by the Focus Group on Identity versus Intensive Use of Land ; submitted to the Ministry of National Development)

Strategy of Emergence, implementing through 2 main component system and giving autonomy (e.g. barcode housing generator and teddy cruz manufactured site)

Density studies , with low rise appropriate density can still be achieve

Punggol as a vechicle for testing out the idea

Online customisation, the timeline of the process of occupying the neighbourhood . (architect intervention and user defined parameters)

Manual tryout and first computer generated tryout, a set of rules are concocted and a simulation of the online customisation is done to test out the rules

According to the previous results generated rules are reviewed and simulated again

A more spatial approach to setting up of the rules

Reviewing all the previous rules , a more predefine grid to control the occupation of the space and the rules here is a combination of the previous attempts

The courtyard size is varied to increase the quality of living space

Evaluation process is carried out to varify the performance of the result ( skyview factor and privacy view factor)

Improvements are made accordingly to the previous evaluation , evaluation is done again to validate the changes

The customisation process ( refer to video ontop for more details)

Differences of each household is expressed through the house

Spatial planning strategy for each household

Structural system, main core running through the vertical stack (embedded in the customisation rule)

Perspectives of possible scenarios

first tryout of privacy view factor node

possible window arrangment

In this arrangement every window was able to achieve a privacy factor of 60 percent with 20m visibility radius

update cluster generation

voronoi grid and ca generation

failed attempt at generating neighbourhood

density=77 houses

section

uniform density of 100 houses

first generated result

this is the first attempt at generating a informal settlement, with 10 specific rules. Alot of flaws that needs to be corrected. the upper storeys can be generated with similar rules.

100 household unit

sphere= entrance to house

first generated result

5 storeys with the same rule

try out