Lawrence Tang

 

Y R   2   P O R T F O L I O  

 

Throughout my Second Year at University of Sheffield School of Architecture, I have expanded my knowledge and skills that I had learnt from First Year, pushing myself into new areas that I had previously not explored. Principally, I have tried to establish a focus on hand-drawn and hand-made methods and representations; an area in which I find easiest to immerse myself into the design process.

This second year portfolio tracks the journey of my architectural exploration through 3 unique and varied design briefs and agendas.

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       [ W A L K E R ‘ S   R E F U G E ]                                      [ S H E E T   M U S I C   L I B R A R Y ]                                                   [ L O N E L Y   C A S T L E ]                                                    

  For more information, please email lawrencetang121@gmail.com

 


 

 P 1

joint project with DIPALI VASSANTRAI

T H R E S H O L D

[ W A L K E R ‘ S   R E F U G E ]

P A U L   S H E P H E A R D   D E S C R I B E S   L A N D S C A P E   A S   ‘ C U L T I V A T E D   W I L D E R N E S S ‘ .  

H E   E X P L A I N S   T H A T   E V E R Y T H I N G    I S   L A N D S C A P E .  

I T   I S   M O R E   T H A N   A   P A T C H   O F   D E F I N E D   H O R T I C U L T U R E .  

L A N D S C A P E   I S   A L L   A R O U N D   U S .  

A N D   L A N D S C A P E   I S   A L W A Y S   S T R A T E G I C .  

W E   N E E D   T O   D E C O D E   I T S   P A T T E R N S   A N D   C O N S I D E R   T H E   M O T I V A T I O N S   B E H I N D   I T .

killer-intro-image

 

A threshold can be described as  the point at which one territory  becomes another. It can indicate a sense of arrival and is crucial to the notion of  place‐making. In order to decide where to locate a building, one may find it helpful to relate it to an existing ‘edge’  or ‘threshold’ that you identify  on site. This might manifest itself as an existing or forgotten landscape feature. The task is to design a small building in a landscape  to accommodate hikers in the Peak District. Create a space for meditation, rest and reflection.

MEASURE / TERRITORY / THRESHOLD

 

 


 

 P 2

L I B R A R Y

[ S H E E T   M U S I C   L I B R A R Y ]

A R C H I T E C T U R E   A S   A   M O V A B L E   B O O K . . .

A   L I B R A R Y   O F   I N F I N I T E   K N O W L E D G E . . .

T H A T   ‘ U N F O L D S ‘   T O   R E V E A L   M U L T I P L E   S P A C E S . . .

[ L I B R A R Y   O F   B A B E L   –   J O R G E   L U I S   B O R G E S ]

LIBRARY OF BABEL

The music scene is a prominent part of Manchester’s lively culture. The site, situated in the alternative Northern Quarter, I believe is an ideal and convenient spot for a music library to connect any musician around the area, be it amateur, professional or student. The focal point of my design is the central sheet music core which links all floors, housing all the scores. This design decision creates intrigue for the casual visitor as they wander around the vertical structure, dipping inside to discover the music within. 

URBAN STUDY   /   LIBRARY 

 

 


 

P 3

H O U S I N G

[ L O N E L Y   C A S T L E ]

‘T H E   P L A C E   W H E R E   A   M E E T I N G   B E T W E E N   T W O   R E A L M S   T A K E S   S H A P E ,   T H E   P L A C E   W H E R E   T W O   E N T I T I E S  

T H A T   R E T A I N   T H E I R   F U L L   I N D I V I D U A L   I N T E G R I T Y   O V E R L A P ,   W H E R E   T H E Y   A R E   S I M U L T A N E O U S L Y   P R E S E N T’

[ A L D O   V A N   E Y C K    O N   O W N E R S H I P   A N D   T E R R I T O R Y ]

T H E   D E S I G N   O F   H O U S I N G ,   U N L I K E   T H E   S I N G L E   H O U S E ,   O F F E R S   A N   O P P O R T U N I T Y   T O   E X P L O I T   T H E  

P O T E N T I A L   O F   M U L T I P L E   U N I T S ;   T H E   S T R E E T .

exterior-perspective

My personal manifesto that I put forward is a response to the increasingly pressing issue of loneliness in the young and the old. I believe that loneliness is overlooked by some as an insubstantial concern, yet in reality, it affects us far more than one may think. There are many ways to counteract loneliness, however, this co-housing scheme aims to incorporate intergenerational living and the help from art[ists] to create a community of interaction and inclusivity through this new idea of ‘family’.

MANIFESTO   /   NEIGHBOURHOOD STUDY   /   HOUSING

 


 T H A N K   Y O U

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