Johannes talks about winning the 2013 9 Dots Award.
9 Dots Award - Johannes Lupolo-Chan Winner 2013
10x10 Laneway House
National Winner, 2013 CSR Cemintel 9 Dots Award
Private Residential, Prototype Location:Subiaco, WA Budget: $500k Individual Entry, 2013
The 10x10 Laneway House is a proposed typology for laneway housing in the inner city suburbs of Perth - known for having some of the lowest density in Australia.
Johannes noticed that many of the blocks in Perth’s inner city suburb of Subiaco were 10m wide at around 400-500m2. He proposed to subdivide the rear 10x10 of
these blocks and designed a house that could be replicated on different blocks.
The plan could be rotated to suit the site’s conditions and the use of CSR Cemintel’s Designer Range cladding allowed for indi- vidual personalisation of these dwellings.
National Finalist, Reece Bathroom Innovation Awards 2013
Johannes submitted this shortlisted product design proposal for the prestigious Reece Bathroom Award. myReece is an integrated bathroom management system designed as a piece of bathroom furniture.
Utilising the latest OLED screen technology, the system uses a series of sensors to detect your position to present information and operating menus closest to you.
It has the ability to memorise and personalise your bathroom experience - water
temperature, pressure, time of day etc. The use of integrated body temperature sensors can also be used to detect early signs of sickness.
The value-adding potential for Reece in this system lies in the premise that a fully Reece specified bathroom can be pro- grammed to be run most effectively and efficiently with this system.
Reece Bathroom Award 2013
The Lodge on the Lake
Type: International Design Competition Year: 2013 Location: Canberra, Australia Client: University of Canberra/Gallery of Design Australia Status: Selected for exhibition (out of 242 worldwide) at the Gallery of Australian Design
The international design competition asked for proposals for a new official residence for the Prime Minister of Australia on a nominated lakeside peninsula plot named Attunga Point. The competition asked the schemes to consider and define the function of a contemporary official residence particularly in a democratic state like Australia.
My response is a series of interlocking pavilions that use the landscape to divide the public and private spaces through level changes. The idea of the ‘front verandah’ as a meeting place manifests itself in the public spine that runs along the east where public parks, media center, cafe and museum allow visitors to interact with the building.
Kinmen Passenger Terminal
Johannes submitted this competition entry for the international design competition for the construction of a new $80 million ferry and cruise ship passenger terminal in Kinmen, Taiwan.
With weekly reviews and comment from the design director, Johannes designed a 20,000m2 terminal designed to be built in stages.
The local vernacular was the inspiration behind the form of the building - a red fragmented and undulating roof is pierced with holes to let light in as if you were under a canopy of a tree.
Large steel columns grouped together grow out of the ground and branch out to support this roof.
Gen Y House
Type: Residential Location: White Gum Valley, WA Budget: $650k Role: Graduate Architect Concept Design Status: Second Place
The Gap House is an alternative housing typology for Gen Y’s looking to enter the competitive and expensive housing market.
Our concept was for a house for up to 3 groups (3 couples or 3 singles etc) that would buy a 1/3 share into a house (tenants in common arrangement). The house features sustainable design features such as rainwater collection, natural ventilation and Hebel concrete blocks, which earns it a 7.2 star NATHERS rating.
LandCorp | Gen Y Demonstration House Competition Finalist
Kings Square, Fremantle
Submitted at Gresley Abas for the Kings Square International Design Competition in 2013.
The response to the Kings Square competition brief is literally grounded in the urban design response. And around these key principles, we propose a simple and eloquent response for a new Civic Place and Building for a maritime urban centre.
Click here to find out more about the competition and results.
Johannes submitted this entry in the 2014 Radical Innovation in Hospitality Awards.
KIN Family Hotels seeks to service a current market that is under-developed: the family market. Hotels were fundamentally designed around two main markets – the vacation traveller (singles, couples), and the business travel market.
KIN aims to provide a trusted and reliable brand for this customer base – providing practical, comfortable and value-for-money accommodation options.
One of KIN’s strategies to meet the needs of the family market is the multi-star hotel concept, which allows the hotel to reach a larger market audience. Whether you are looking for a budget, or luxury accommodation – families can choose KIN with a range of accommodation options.
This is particularly useful for large family groups that are travelling together with different accommodation needs. KIN is all about the moments families share while they are travelling – and this multi-star concept allows everyone to stay in one place.
INNOVATIVE ROOM DESIGN
Designed around a 7x4m module, the rooms provide comfortable and practical accommodation options for families. The ability for families to choose a mix of executive, deluxe and budget rooms for their families means better value for money.
Executive Rooms provide the perfect option for parents, while budget and deluxe rooms are perfect for young kids or teenagers.
Executive and Budget Rooms can be grouped together on the same floor either adjacent or across from each other to allow for convenience.
The use of integrated beds that can be folded back into the wall panels allow Executive Rooms to become Executive Plus Rooms, offering a comfortable accommodation for 3.
COMMON SHARED LIVING, DINING AND KITCHENS
Inspired by the communal kitchens of many hostels around the world – the sense of community and social interaction opportunities are created by the provision of common shared living, kitchen and dining areas on each floor that are accessible only by guests.
The open plan design with well equipped kitchen allows families to prepare their own meals if needed for special dietary requirements, with ingredients picked up from the hotel’s 24/7 deli and pantry. Social lunch or dinner events are held in these areas on a regular basis so that families can meet other similar families from all around the world!
THE KIN HOTEL CAR
For the convenience of guests, a rental car service from the hotel is available. This provides convenience for those families that prefer to explore and travel by car, but without the hassles of using an external rental car company. They can simply rent a car for the day or by an hourly basis, and return back to the hotel with ease!
SELF CHECK-IN SERVICE
This service is provided for guests that are members of the KIN hotel club – available for guests after their first stay at the hotel. Through the online booking system, guests can select an option for self check-in which is administered through check in counters in the lobby. Useful during peak times, guests can arrive, check-in and be whisked straight away to their rooms avoiding long queues!
In addition to the innovations outlined above, KIN family hotels also offers a large range of services to suit the needs of the modern family. Some of these services include:
24/7 nanny and childcare services
24/7 doctor and medical staff
Meal plans available
Kids fitness and gym facilities
Adults fitness and gym facilities
Camps and field trips during peak school holiday periods
PRACTICAL, VALUE FOR MONEY, SAFE AND RELIABLE
These are the values that represent KIN family hotels. They aim to provide the perfect environment for family vacations and gatherings in some of the best locations around the world. The flexible pricing and accommodation options allows guests to find their desired price range. The range of facilities and services that the hotel offers makes it unique in the hotel hospitality market.
AN IMPLEMENTABLE NEAR FUTURE HOSPITALITY SOLUTION
This is an under targeted market right now. There is nothing on the market that addresses the issues that families face when looking for accommodation. The innovative design and range of facilities and services will allow KIN family hotels to stand out from the competition.
This is a fully integrate product and service that is easily marketable and easily reconfigured to suit different sites, cultural and economic markets. The possibilities are endless!
Peace Student Housing
Type: M.Arch Studio Project Year: 2011 Client: Peace University Location: Person St, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Status: Unbuilt/Feasability Study
The decision for the historically women only Peace University in downtown Raleigh to admit its first male students in 2012 required the need for new student accommodation.
Thus, a site adjacent to the campus was chosen for this new mixed-use facility to allow separation between the female and male residences.
However, I wanted to investigate how this new facility could slowly encourage the theme of co-educational accommodation.
The idea was to dedicate the ground floor to public zones – a mixture of internal and external courtyards, cafe, bookshop and the lobby. Three levels of accommodation sit above, positioned throughout four shifted rectilinear boxes.
Entry into the building is strictly through social spaces – to promote and stimulate connections and interaction between the inhabitants of the building. Self-contained apartments on the lower ground add a sense of security to these spaces.
Roof terraces are located on two of the four boxes. They provide substantial views to downtown Raleigh and private social spaces for the residents.
The scheme provides a radical re-think of the student housing typology in North Carolina, – shifting away from the traditional hall dormitories to a more ‘village-like’ typology that promotes a greater sense of community.
Peace University's proposed student housing
Flinders Street Station
Type: Transport, Commercial, Urban Design Project: Final Year Honours Project Status: Distinction (Honours)
Johannes’ final year honours project focused on the redevelopment of Flinders Street Station as a new waterfront economic hub for Melbourne. The construction of a platform over the train tracks opens up the site for development such as a public park, retail and residential development. A water stage, water amphitheatre and new public square has been designed to integrate public life into the station precinct. The use of virtual supermarkets and technology is integrated into the new terminal.
USA Architecture Tour 2013
Architectural photographs from 3 week architecture tour around the United States as part of winning prize for CSR Cemintel 9 Dots Award 2013.
Over 40 architectural landmarks in over 20 different cities from the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Daniel Liebskind.