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.
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.
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.