View from Parramatta Road
SENSE is a museum that acts as a sensory platform to artists and visitors to explore their understanding on how one interprets their environment with the body’s senses. This project has been developed on different scales; acting as an green refuge
in the dense urban surroundings, using passive and active design principles to create a high-performing building specific to its site, and creating unique exhibition spaces that are specific to one of 8 senses, but still flexible enough to allow
variability in the choice of pieces displayed. The winding circulation of the project allows the visitor to dictate their journey through the senses, without a specific structured order to the exhibition.
View from offices into interior courtyard
The Art Museum
I have a vision for my art factory that will attract people to a place that makes their life better. Art can make our lives better; so I have designed a beautiful space to show off this art to make peoples lives better. The building is sustainable.
Combining the public space with the surrounds in a way to bring people together; to make life better. Through art.
Museum of Culture, Sydney The Museum of Culture, Sydney, will be place where cultural expression is celebrated through art, sculpture, music, food, and a variety festivals and events. Communities are provided with the opportunity to create educational,
celebratory exhibitions and spaces which will take people back to the places they once called home.
interior foyer render
Rendered Streetscape Perspective
"connect" is a museum which showcases modern art. It provides a platform which aims at promoting the works of local artists such as live performers or students. The name derives from its location as it acts as a social hub being the busiest point
within the precinct (Camperdown, Sydney). It also extends to the architecture itself as the concept involves a singular form which bends and folds to carry out all functions of a building including flooring, walling and ceilings.
Longitudinal Section 1
Longitudinal Section 2
Interior Staircase Render
Exterior Courtyard Render
‘Museum of Australian Art’. Cutting and slicing through the urban fabric of the city block, the project establishes connective lines of prominent Australian Artists, derived from significant locations of their lives and works. The resulting and
densely textured pattern organises spaces of various shapes and sizes, materials and atmospheres for the museum. The exhibited works showcase the multi-nationality, cultural diversity and unique artistic personalities that constitute the contemporary
Australian artistic landscape. The interactive street facade guides and lures the passing audience into the building. In here, perspective views between spaces combine into a theatre of dimensions, where people are watching people watching artworks.
Context Render of Museum
Through a dynamic exploration of the Camperdown site, I discovered both a lack of access to existing public spaces and an absence of sporting/green environments. It was among that, that I developed my abstract, ‘spiraling’ and overlapping built
form in which I labeled ‘Track’. The structure mimics the shapes/moments within athletic tracks and famous sporting stadiums. The inter-twining ramp structures not only move people from level to level but also act as a connecting feature of
the journey within the many spaces. A similar understanding can be seen in the walls where at some points they may touch the concrete floors heavily and float with thin glass panels between at others. Its correlation of both indoor and outdoor
spaces allows visitors to venture wherever they please giving them added freedom and an exciting destination to explore.
Rendered view from Australia Street
Rendered view from internal terrace/garden space of museum
Rendered sections of museum
Isolated render of museum from Australia Street
Western Exhibition Space
‘Exalt’ “to glorify”, “to elevate” “to bring to ones attention”.. a museum exhibiting fire and water, ‘Exalt’ endeavours to illuminate the Camperdown precinct by allowing one to experience the natural elements in a geometric space. What was once
natural has been organised and arranged in an idealistic way where users can connect with fire and water in an atmospheric environment. The water (ocean) exhibits positioned on the ground floor and the fire (volcano) exhibits positioned on higher
ground creates a transitional space between floors of the building of contrast in hot and cold, on and off, within and without.
Contemporary art space
South Sectional Render
Ground Floor Plan
Building Short Section
The Museum of Biomimicry and Technology (MoBaT) MoBaT is a new centre for education and research in Camperdown, showcasing the unsung field of biomimicry through the exhibition of design and engineering innovations informed by organisms and systems
found in nature. The traditional museum function is complemented by research and co-working amenities to encourage multi-disciplinary collaborations between universities and industry, with the goal of fostering Australian innovation. The building
itself is influenced by biomimicry, most notably through the use of folded plates - a structural system derived from the folds of Fan Palm leaves - which provide a distinctive form for the new landmark structure.
Building Form Development Diagram
Detailed Facade Section
Ariel Del Rosario
View of the Museum of Australian Music from Parramatta Road
Anchored by the heritage of the Annandale Hotel, the Museum of Australian Music becomes an urban driver of inner city nightlife and a cultural hub that spills out from the iconic music venue. As a workshop of music-making and creative inspiration,
the museum acts as a catalyst of change at the centre of a new vibrant live music district. The museum serves as both an archive of Australian music history whilst providing a platform to showcase the future of local music talent.
Ground floor plan of the Annandale Hotel and proposed Museum of Australian Music
Context model of the Museum of Australian Music within a 250m radius
Historical timeline of Parramatta Rd and present urban character
Ribbon glazing throughout the Museum of Australian Music
A form driven by spatial requirements and the ability to modulate internal volumes, granting the opportunity to display an array of different art forms through different mediums exclusively or simultaneously. The resulting structure hides behind
the existing streetscape and creates a symbiosis of internal and external spaces with the majority of the site being dedicated to public greenspace.
The Museum of Bold New Art is an experiment that combines a large public space with a museum a large museum spanning three levels featuring absurd, surreal and bold artworks. MBNA challenges common conceptions of an art museum by placing a large
public space in between two levels of the museum. In this space the public is given a chance to interact with artworks as well as to contribute their own works to the space; visitors themselves become works of the museum. Playful columns that
penetrate the public space act in direct contrast with the extremes of the museum as the museum features absurd, surreal and dark artworks.
Temporary Collection, Gallery 10
Temporary Collection, Gallery 4
Museum of Enhancement
This landmark museum will help to attract both tourists and locals; rejuvenating the changing Camperdown Precinct. This new space will help to cultivate the local precinct, contributing to the existing education and technology hubs in Sydney,
focusing on technology, and how these topics can be shared and raised among the public eye through play, exhibitions, and shows. Human augmentation/enhancement has been recently a rising topic, with trialling of new drones, and bots to further
enhance performance, or even reports of mandatory shut down of robots who have begun to perform differently to how they were programmed to do.
Exploded axonometric showing material choice and building energy performance
Museum of Enhancement spatial organisation
Museum of Enhancement ground floor temporary exhibition space
Museum of Enhancement view from corner of Parramatta Road and Mathieson Street
Lobby in the summer
MOIRA, The Museum of Interactive and Reactive Art, is a sensual playground where art is meant to be touched. It is museum of two levels - light and dark, enveloped in a responsive facade and ingrained with deep atriums and vaulted ceilings. Here
the exhibition morphs alongside the very structure it dwells in. MOIRA is an escape from work and everyday normality, a place where one can reconnect with their primitive senses. It is a point of rest between two major working cities, where
time slows and only exists within the interaction of light between building and sculpture.
Below ground exhibition hall
Cut through and aerial view of museum showing conceptual approach and materiality
The Anzac War Memorial/Museum aims to explode the Australian history and broadly commemorate the people who sacrified and conctributed in the wars. The museum allow visitors to obtain interactive experiences personally via multiple methods including
VR, multimedia displays, archives and narratives. The museum will serve as the country’s educational hub for examining the implications of the Anzac War, recording the influences and exploring the continuing significances.
The museum as viewed from above
Deep within the realm of architectural thought, there resides a conscious notion of human interaction. With clusters of life, come clusters of growth and expansion. As today’s cities sprawl, expanses of nature fade into mere memory. The essence
of museums, is this same experience of memory, recollection. ‘Living Extinction’ is an architectural foray into natural history, informing visitors about the consequences of unbridled urbanisation into natural habitats. Through the elegant ascent
of ramps, dramatic duality of the wedge, and navigational blueprint of the garden maze, the integrated vision for this museum is far-reaching, transforming everyday global citizens into attentive wayfinders.
2. A model showing how light enters the building
3. Long section through the ramps
4. Thoughts on human interaction around the museum
5. Conceptual approach to the design
Exterior of building showing materials
Located in Camperdown precinct adjacent to O’Dea Reserve and 400m away from Parramatta Road, Einsteinium - the science museum is a combination of exhibition space and education. It amalgamates spaces dedicated for changing exhibitions, permanent
exhibitions, laboratories, accessible green roofs for outdoor experiments, as well as a science library and a molecular gastronomy cafe. This museum is designed mainly for kids to explore and learn about chemistry, the universe, health and human
body and microbiology. It focuses on getting kids involved in hands-on activities and experiments which is perfect to complement a child’s natural curiosity.
Exterior of building showing context
The ‘Arche’ gallery is a project that aspires to become a piece of infrastructure that contributes to the cultural and ecological fabric of the community. It is a project that explores the relationship with water and creativity, the birth and
nurturing of ideas. The prominent architectural feature that separates the gallery from the surrounding urban environment is an eight meter tall stabilized sandstone rammed earth wall, trimmed on its internal perimeter by a two metre wide waterway.
After crossing this threshold visitors enter an inner sanctum, a place of serenity and solemnity, a space whose architecture strives to represent the embodiment of what art is; “the realm between reality and imagination”.
History is a loop, mistakes that people are making nowadays have been created hundreds of years ago. To acknowledge, revise and try to not make these mistakes again, is what I want to achieve according to the museum project. Past part, aims to
make people acknowledge and revise the mistakes contains contexts of WW1, WW2 and conflicts between aboriginals and European immigrations. Future part, contains ideas about future from artists from different places and times, aiming to set up
a communications between visitors and others.
Memorial& Exhibition- past
Rainbow Road Colour is too often an afterthought in designing architecture. We concentrate our focus on form, space and order in a quest to convey to the finest of detail what we imagine a piece of architecture to be, all whilst forgetting the
profound effects of colour as a three dimensional material. Tailoring the emotional effect of colour in three dimensional space at an urban and exhibition scale, Rainbow Road is an experiential museum heightening our understanding of the use
of colour in varying mediums.
Natural Disaster, Catastrophobia; Ignorance Isn’t Bliss. Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate that will destroy ecosystems and those that we consider beautiful in this world; knowledge and awareness is the first threshold to be broken
through in this arduous journey to minimising our impact on and in this world. This project is a representation of the current stasis of the icebergs. It aims to communicate the notion of Climate Change by educating visitors about the significance
of many beautiful aspects that we often overlook; in order to preserve this world that we’ve borrowed from the future.
Exploded Axonometric View
Turning Arches. A series of modular arched components arranged at the human scale to create a number of distinct open planed spaces divided purely by repeating columns and Sculptural art. The museum itself is a display of sculptural beauty as
is the work displayed within. A work shop in which visitors can produce work, an external sculpture garden in which this work can be displayed and an internalized space where artwork collected from the outside world can be observed. This museum
exhibits the life-cycle of Sculptural work in all its facets.
Internal Display Space
Prudence Pui-Cheng Tang
External perspective from Mallett Street
The museum, aims to allow others to experience the extraordinary, raising awareness of the different phobias experienced by the niche population. The form of the museum, informed by pathways and ramps, shifts away from the traditional white box
and challenges a new type of exhibition. As visitors transition through the pathways, the intruding fins limits the prospect of their vision. Different types of phobias will be exhibited in between these tall fins, creating the element of surprise
and fear of the unknown within the space.
Three distinct circulation paths
Exploded facade showcasing intruding wall panels
Perspective of public space beneath museum ramps
Rohan Gemin Buddhipala
Museum of Film & the Performing Arts
As an urban landmark, the Museum of Film and the Performing Arts aims to create a hotspot that reflects Sydney’s growing affinity towards art and film. It defines the Inner West as a miniature bio-city capable of stimulating the immediate suburban
areas therefore creating a sanctuary for people that want to be immersed in film and the performing art culture; concocting a cultural capital for individuals and enhancing society’s perception toward the moving arts. In a time of fleeting moments
and ephemeral attentiveness, the museum acts as a vessel of education, emotion and thought provocation, trapped in fluidly timeless box.
The Museum from Afar
Hero render of ALT F looking to entry pavilion. Entry stairs in centre
ALT + F: A museum engage people in urban growth and planning. The goal of this museum was settled upon for one reason: urban growth and planning is the biggest influence on the lives of urbanised citizens. Urban planning influences a persons’
access to employment, recreation, and healthcare. Planning authorities invite the community to give feedback for urban planning issues, including development applications and infrastructure initiatives. Despite the invitation to comment, engagement
in this discussion is extremely low. The museum's goal is to make urban planning interesting, to engage citizens in one of the biggest influences on their lives.
Exploded annotated axonometric view of ALT
Overview render of ALT F site as proposed
View of public plaza and sunken garden
View looking north toward public plaza. Ground level functions are freely accessible, upper levels are allocated for museum use.
Activate, The Museum of Sport and Movement is situated between two major parks in Camperdown. Drawing on this location and the active lifestyle of the area, the museum introduces new sporting facilities to enhance what is already there, and thereby
encouraging movement and activity between the two parks. The architecture is derived from a folded plane, which creates a flow of movement throughout the space. The continuous fold becomes a ramp, and provides a path of circulation. The collection
exhibition is embedded along this ramp, with views to full size playing courts below for basketball, netball, tennis and badminton. This creates an immersive experience with both people playing, viewing, and learning about the history and highlights
Sport, Movement and the Fold
View to Playing Courts
The Fold - Floor, Wall and Roof
Imogen Wetzell Ramsey
Inside the Rabbit Warren
The busy nature of Parramatta Road led to the concept of a “sunk in” space to escape the chaos and offer relief from the surrounding urban landscape. The enveloping magnitude of the earth offers respite from the smells, sights, and noises that
accompany the area. With a strong historical connection, the concept of digging down signified a peeling back of the physical layers to become intimate with the site again and reconcile the historical and cultural differences. Deep underground
in the silence of the earth, looking toward the sky high above, the beauty of the world outside is revealed to the observer.
The Tamper is an architectural and urban response for a museum brief located in Camperdown. It is aimed at getting young adults, the lowest museum attendance amongst the age groups, into a museum setting through an unconventional layout and an
emphasis on informal and casual experiences. While the outside of the building mimics the surrounding area, the inside takes on a new language to create a secluded and unique atmosphere that can only be glimpsed at from the exterior.
Main Building Section
Secondary Building Section
Ground Floor Paln
Lattice Render Overlay
Main render looking at the facade of the structure
Spaces are molded, carved, and shaped by an instinctive desire to inhabit. As technology evolved over time, spaces began to change due to the introduction of new materials and the human demand of innovative spaces. ‘Looking both ways’ aims to
be a journey through the architectural moments of the past, present and future, exhibiting models from a specific time period, and creating an environment that will disorientate people in order to create a sense of being lost. This will enhance
the immersion of the viewers causing them feel more disconnected with where they are and more connected with what they’re seeing in order to help them ambiguously learn more about the elements of architecture. Furthermore the design will look
to the future in order to create change along Parramatta Road, being a pioneer to change the future of the Road, as well as greater Sydney, and to be a laboratory to ignite and inspire newer ideas approachable in Architecture.
context plan showing plan with surrounding environment
viewpoint render allowing urban connectivity
interactive sculpture park
Main idea of Disorientation
North East Dusk Render
This project sees the rejuvenation of the heritage site, The Royal Alexandra Hospital in its conversion to an urban hub for the suburb of Camperdown. The extension explores and investigates key facets of the originating structure in its materiality
and reimagines them in a contemporary manner, differentiating the two halves. Perforated brick screens open the transparency and visibility merging the notions of interior and exterior in spaces, as they provide vignettes into moments around
them producing unique experiences. These dynamic spaces highlight the overarching idea of integrating and serving the public with accessibility, usability and programing of the streetscape.
Brick Tunnel Render
Perspective Section Render
Concrete can be beautiful! A museum that celebrates large scale art and sculpture through the confines of finely finished concrete. Spaces of vastly differing volumes intertwine and overlap seamlessly, with natural light flooding from above over
the various exhibits. The simplicity of the concrete finish contrasted with the complexity of the artwork further accentuates each exhibit. Furthermore, the relationship between the indoor and the outdoor is key, allowing a plethora of spaces
above and below ground for visitors to relax and enjoy, removed from the hustle bustle of city life.
Material render of temporary outdoor exhibition space (Cahill Park).
Unlock. Get In. Start It Up. First Gear. Foot Down. Your everyday process in the best worst invention to propel the development of modern society is given a new perspective and experience. Beyond the typical driving experience, how does it move?
What makes it up? What are the limitations? The Annandale Automotive Archive showcases answers to these questions and promotes fascination with the automobile and the experiences that can be created from its use. Control is always with the user
and the freedom to move about the museum and the site represents the freedom of the open road driver…take control.
New user experiences and perspectives from different limitations and dimensions.
Approaching the site from Parramatta Road (Mathieson Promenade).
Annandale Gardens with pedestrian connection to other localities.
General museum layout with path for moving exhibitions (Lower Ground Floor; Ground Floor).
Alberto Giovani Halim
Overview of the Old Village Museum
The Expedition of time in Archaeology Museum, which showcase the discovery of the past artifacts, sites and fossils. A design that pursues the concept of time and darkness. The public interests is highly regarded in pursuing the design which
leads the design to be a more urban integrated architecture, a museum which is more as a public space itself. A forced circulation between spaces that leads the users to experience the adventure of time between the modern and the past. An architecture
that designed in harmony with the urban space, to attract and revitalize the public activities and interests in the precinct.
Glass Walk on Excavation Exhibition
Concrete Pathway Transition Space
Maze Courtyard Exhibition Overlook
Underground Excavation Exhibition
Glass Walk-On Excavation Site
Concrete Transition Space
Maze Courtyard Exhibition Overview
Alex (Tianliao) Liu
urban and architectural strategy
Sydney Bauhaus Museum "the fluid shadow" addressed inspiration from Bauhaus artist Moholy Nagy's work "light prop machine", combined with parametric design method, composed a modern museum which contributes to the local culture. The work looks
at the beauty of fluidity and transparency, at same time, take considerations of urban environment.
Vito Fu-Keung Hui
Timber Museum of Australia
At the gateway to the city from the west, Timber Museum of Australia showcases timber design of grassroots talent and inspirational works from around the state, country and the world. As culture grows intrinsically from people’s character, TMA,
a symbiosis of the workshop and gallery, facilitates for and empowers local artisans and artists. One can explore design processes from start to end, from construction to deconstruction. The precinct inspires through interaction, experimentation
and reflection of timber materials, forms and tools. The reconnection with nature and design is powerful in nurturing this budding and evolving area of Sydney.