Archinect - Bon Voyage 2022-12-09T21:56:24-05:00 AIA Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition In Washington DC Freda Weng Chu 2014-04-06T20:07:09-04:00 >2014-04-07T21:56:47-04:00 <p>Glad to be part of this exhibition -<strong><em>&nbsp; </em></strong>my project<strong><em> "Sensory Release" </em></strong>Check it out !</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"AIA is proud to present the 2014 Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition of architectural work, art, and designs of emerging architectural professionals. This annual exhibition promotes the work of the rising generation of architects and designers, and inspires professionals to mentor and engage the talented emerging professionals across the country.&nbsp;</p><p><br>The ehibition will be displayed at AIA National headquarters in Washington, DC. It will be on display now through&nbsp;April 30, 2014. View the works between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, until the exhibit closes."</p> Solo #Architecture #Exhibition Freda Weng Chu 2013-03-25T00:52:26-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> I had my first architecture exhibition early this year in Macau, China and it was the greatest experience I have ever had. It is&nbsp;definitely worth all the work. The exhibition was divided into 2 halls; the primary hall included all my Graduate school work in Washington University in St. Louis - concept sketches, technical drawings, renderings and physical models. The secondary hall contained concept sketches and all my traveling / study abroad experiences in Barcelona, Spain, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina and a lot more!&nbsp;</p> <p> Here are some of the pictures and thank you again for all the people that have supported me and helped me through out the entire process. Thank you for coming to the opening ceremony as well.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> This is the main hall and the pink room at the back is the secondary hall.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Models and I build the wood stand as well&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Laser cut the black acrylic shelf to hold 24 booklets&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> more models&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> concept sketches and traveling experience collage&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> ope...</p> Degree Project Process Freda Weng Chu 2013-02-27T23:29:11-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> This is my last semester and currently working on the Degree Project. The program is a spa/sauna/weekend vocation destination spot in St. Louis. The site is right by a lake and here is a snap shot of the process... we will see what it will grow into...&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Summer Studio in #Barcelona Freda Weng Chu 2012-10-03T18:35:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> This is the project I did for the Summer studio in Barcelona, we need to design a museum for the Giant -&nbsp;Gigantes (Giants Parade). The design was inspired by the dance movement of the giants and here is the description about what Giants are:</p> <p> "The Giants parade is a very popular event for the whole family. Huge giants with effigies of kings, queens and nobles march through the streets of Barcelona. These huge figures tower above the crowds and spin around and around so the crowds can see them in all their glory. The Parade is often accompanied by small percussion groups that beat out a rhythm on drums as the Giants go by."&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Exterior shot&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Entry&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Center part looking up</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> looking down from the third floor&nbsp;</p> What #Macau is to me - soon will be gone Freda Weng Chu 2012-09-24T13:06:00-04:00 >2022-03-16T09:16:08-04:00 <p> Macau is not just about Casinos, we have our own culture and if we don't protect and preserve it, it will soon be gone. This is the Macau that I know of.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Design Process - Museum Freda Weng Chu 2012-07-18T16:48:58-04:00 >2012-09-24T15:51:04-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> a painful process .... it looks like an alien for now, let see how it will turn out in 48 hrs&nbsp;</p> # Paragliding # Interlaken - Switzerland Freda Weng Chu 2012-07-05T13:20:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T09:40:29-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> It is REAL, even though it looks somewhat fake PS</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The lake and mountain as the background, how nice !&nbsp;</p> Work in process - Studio Project Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-29T04:42:50-04:00 >2012-06-29T04:42:50-04:00 <p> A quick update for the Barcelona Studio: design a museum for the Giant&nbsp;</p> <p> Building a 3D model&nbsp;in Rhino now, stay tune for the final product !</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> #Geneva - Switzerland Final stop for Swiss Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-26T18:28:48-04:00 >2012-09-24T15:47:39-04:00 <p> Geneva, final stop of the Switzerland trip, people here mostly speak French instead of Swiss German, but either way I don't really understand... well there is no boundary for design, and design itself has its own language anyway.</p> <p> We saw the great Geneva Lake and the water fountain in the middle of the Lake, have some awesome food, our best meal in the entire week since dine out in here is quite expensive when compare with the States.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Visited the Museum of Philosophy&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Personally I love windows and doors&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> I also love the cute little chimney</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> I am ready to go to Barcelona now ! I will miss Switzerland and it was a GREAT country. I wish I will come back soon.</p> #Zentrum Paul Klee museum - #Bern - #Switzerland Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-26T18:18:57-04:00 >2012-09-24T15:47:18-04:00 <p> The Capital of Switzerland - Bern, of cause have to drop by and check it out ! First stop&nbsp;Zentrum Paul Klee museum.</p> <p> First impression of&nbsp;Zentrum Paul Klee = 3 curves ............ steel......... glass.........</p> <p> but once took a closer look at the detail, the facade, the screens, the building detail is just amazing! Switzerland made items/design/architecture is all into the DETAILS. Got to love the Swiss.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The building is totally blend in the landscape, so pretty</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Paul Klee saying hi to everyone lol</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Once walked in, blown away by the details...ceiling, lighting,&nbsp;material, simplicity, everything</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The River is just once again Clean &amp; Clear, walking down the Bear park looking down the city and river, just want to dive in it ! FYI the water is coooool and feels gooood&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Elderly public entertainment&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> coming to&nbsp;Switzerland, how can I not gain weight.... CHOCOLATE and so many different options, I tried the RED PEPPER one, spicy chocolate, quite interesting ....</p> #Rolex Center - Switzerland Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-26T17:28:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> Always love this building and found out it is on the way to Geneva, so I have to stopped by and check it out.</p> <p> When looking at the plan, it seems quite simple, but when I was actually there, standing under the openings, the light through it is quite an amazing experience/moment.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The interior space is quite interesting as well because a lot of the space is on a slope due to the structure itself; therefore, it is good to learn how SANAA make good use of the sloped interior space.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Meeting rooms</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Open Library / study space</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Library and book store&nbsp;</p> Interlaken - Switzerland Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-26T13:11:09-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p> Interlaken is the prettiest place I have ever been, the waterfall is amazing and there is no word I could use to describe it, it is breathtaking. It is the best vocation place. We also did paragliding as well, that was fun and was relaxing, not scary at all. I love it so much when the trainer did the dive in and roller coaster trick!&nbsp;</p> <p> So Close to the amazing Waterfall !!!!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> My Dream house at the dream location woohoo !</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Train ride in between&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> This view is exactly the same as the calender pictures I saw since I was a kid and now I can see it in person!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The water is so Clean and Clear, feels so good&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Walking down the path with some friends :)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> #Culture and Convention Centre, #Hof Church, #Chapel Bridge - #Lucerne - Switzerland Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-26T12:57:18-04:00 >2012-09-24T15:49:30-04:00 <p> The Second stop of our swiss trip was Lucern, it was AMAZING, the train ride was really nice including the lake and nature.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> We took the cog rail up the mountain, during the rail we experienced the four season, from the green grass to snow mountain, quite nice.&nbsp;<img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The view up there is spectacular! I really feel like I could fly. We took the cable car down the hill.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The river is nice as usual with a giant water plant or something, create some strong current...still not sure what it is...&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Checked out some buildings there,&nbsp;Culture and Congress Center &amp; the train station by Calatrava&nbsp;<img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> #Freitag - #Zurich - Switzerland Freda Weng Chu 2012-06-26T12:36:52-04:00 >2012-09-24T15:48:59-04:00 <p> First stop was Zurich, the town is quite nice, it is calm and public transportation is so convenient !&nbsp;There is no one checking your ticket or anything, such a civilized city. We visited the Freitag building as well.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> I only stayed here for a night due to flight changes, but I still enjoyed the stay.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> We went up to the Grossm&uuml;nster to get the city view all in one !&nbsp;<img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> End of the trip, waiting for the train in the evening&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><img alt="" src="" title=""></p>