NTU Architecture Subject Group

ModuleO | Ticketing booth & Information center

I am an architectural designer with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from RV College of Architecture in India. With experience in residential and hospitality projects based in Kochi, Kerala, India, I have developed a keen sense of creativity and attention to detail that allows me to craft bespoke and functional designs.

The London City Hall on the Thames River Bank is currently unoccupied, as the mayor of London has relocated his office to Crystal Palace. Numerous conversations in the public domain indicate that it will probably be turned into a museum. The design intervention aims to bring in an appropriate program that realizes this vision. The main building remains untouched, however, there is an addition of ticketing zones, and information centres in the form of prefabricated deployable structures.

Joel Zachariah Mathew
Student name
Joel Zachariah Mathew
Digital Architecture and Construction
Shutter Mechanism( Rhino+ Grasshopper Exploration

Shutter Mechanism( Rhino+ Grasshopper Exploration

Design Concept

The concept is to create a unique design for booths by drawing inspiration from the tessellated triangular glazing systems found in the London City Hall. The structure of the booths is manufactured in a factory and then assembled on-site. To achieve a folding mechanism for the panels, origami folds are incorporated into the structure. This refined concept aims to combine the aesthetic appeal of the tessellated triangular glazing systems with the practicality of prefabricated structures. Manufacturing the booths in a factory ensures precise construction and quality control. The assembly on-site allows for customization and flexibility in adapting to different environments. The incorporation of origami folds into the booth structure brings an innovative and efficient folding mechanism. Origami, known for its ability to transform flat surfaces into three-dimensional structures, can be utilized to create folding panels that can be easily expanded or collapsed as needed. This design feature adds a visually dynamic element while providing practical functionality.

Digital Architecture and Construction

In line with the Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 vision for the construction industry, the course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the theories, tools, and techniques used in digital architecture and construction. By focusing on the underlying methodologies and reasoning behind the software, the course prepares students to adapt to new technologies and software packages throughout their careers.

In addition to technical skills, students also learn design management and multi-disciplinary collaboration, essential for leadership positions in the field. The course's emphasis on sustainable design practices and historical building information modelling (HBIM) helps students develop solutions that are both environmentally responsible and respectful of cultural heritage.

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Origami Passage , London city Hall