Min-wei Ang

Min-wei Ang

Providence, RI, US

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In order to be a truly convincing replication of reality (if that is the goal), the imperfections of the living world should be recreated as well; elements like dust, haze, debris, dirt. But what is dust in the digital space? Is it merely a visual depiction of the naturally occurring phenomenon? Could noise in a rendering perhaps stand in place of physical dust in its purpose?  A digital reality has to be duplicitous, creating illusions that escape the watchful human eye.  My work establishes itself as an observer of this phenomenon, weaving between the cracks and crevices of the barrier between the physical and the digital world through the creation of convincing illusions in relation to the larger idea of artificial decomposition. Translations between 3D modeling and animation and physical modeling and drawing allows for moments of intrigue and deceit; the uncanniness forcing us to question our own understanding of the spaces around us.  


DP Architects, Singapore, SG, Architectural Intern

-Participated in refined 3D modeling and the production of drawings for
submission for projects of a variety of scales, including a communityoriented
public hub and an international pavilion.
- Assisted in the design development of structural and facade elements in a
pavilion project.
- Began an on-going sustainability deck to achieve net-zero in energy
outputs and carbon emissions within large scale projects,and an archive
to keep track of as well as research circular material strategies.

Jun 2023 - Aug 2023

RISD Architecture Department, Providence, RI, US, CAD Lab Monitor

-Provided assistance in the use of equipment and programs at the RISD
Architecture CAD lab.
- Responsible for the use and upkeep of printers, plotters, scanners
and PCs.

Sep 2022 - Jun 2023

EVVO Media, Singapore, SG, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Intern

-Researched case studies on educational AR/VR software packages for
project scaling and development.
- Provided direct design and executional input into AR/VR projects during
meetings with potential clients.
- Modeled and animated draft animations for company branding.

Jul 2022 - Aug 2022

RISD Architecture Department, Providence, RI, US, Architecture Teaching Assistant

-Held the role of a teaching assistant for Architectural Projections
class, assisted in the development of software skills (Rhino,
Illustrator) and the honing of representational qualities in both 2D
imagery and 3D models.
- Provided guidance in file preparation for laser-cutting and the
refinement of physical modeling skills.

Sep 2021 - Dec 2021


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Completed an accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree program at the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in Computation, Technology and Culture (CTC).

Sep 2018 - Aug 2023


RISD Architecture Thesis Award, Nomination

Received a nomination for the 2023 RISD Architecture Thesis Award.


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