ashley kim architectural + art + graphic portfolio

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Hello! My name is Ashley Kim and I am currently a second-year architecture student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Below is a preview of some of the works I have done thus far.

MARKET HALL IN DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN, IL
The Winged Effect market hall design is one that explores the concept of an external membrane structure that protects the inner glass facade. It replicates the characteristics of a winged insect with it's upper appendage as a shaded roof and the grid like structure.
"BREAKING GLASS" : INTERIOR SHOT
FRONT VIEW (TOP) || SIDE VIEW (BOTTOM)

Earl Prize Nominee

"Breaking the glass ceiling" alludes to how minority demographics overcome invisible barriers in fields of work, i.e. architecture. Taking a literal approach to this metaphor, I created shapes that resemble glass shards and arranged the pieces to mimic a broken glass ceiling. Placing the components in a radial manner with a hierarchical layout of levels reinstates the metaphor visually. The lack of perpendicular lines challenges the creation of a structure that is able to combine balance and abstract.
GRAPHITE DETAILED DRAWING: GABLE HOME
INK POINTALISM
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MODEL: BUILDING RESEARCH COUNCIL
MODEL: "Komorebi"
800 SQ. FT. DWELLING

"Komorebi" is a untranslatable Japanese term for the the light that shines through trees.

This project called for a design of a 800 sq. ft. dwelling based upon an abstract model we had previously created. The abstract model was supposed to represent either lightness or darkness and this concept should be relayed in the dwelling as well. Using acrylic and thin basswood, I created a modernized vertical bathhouse. Assymetry and disportionate juxtaposition provides a dynamic living space.
GOLDEN RATIO: Santa Maria degli Angeli
This is a graphic representation of classical architecture in order to understand the underlying symmetry and proportion theories.

TO BE CONTINUED...

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