PORTFOLIO Selected works 2015-2019
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HAOXUAN YAN B.Eng, China University of Petroleum
01 / LEARNING FROM VILLIAGE
URBAN VILLIAGE RENOVATION
02 / THE HERITAGE OF BEER BREWING
DESIGN OF ACTIVITY CENTER FOR THE AGED
03 / THE MEMORY OF LOST WORDS
LANGUAGE MUSEUM DESIGN
04 / DECENTRALIZED CENTRAL COURTYARD THE MULTIPLE HOUSEHOLDS COURTYARD RENOVATION PROJECT
05/ OTHER WORKS
RED HOUSE & BAMBOO CONSTRUCTION
01 LEARNING FROM URBAN VILLAGE URBAN VILLAGE RENOVATION
Site: Qingdao, China Date: Spring 2018 Instructor: Jiahui Diao Type: Individual Work
Driving schools, delivery centres, Internet bars, restaurants and print shops are not commonly concentrated in a certain area, but demands from college students have made this possible. These shops may contradict with each other. For example, driving schools and delivery centres make too much noise while restaurants and barbersâ€™ need a quiet environment. Therefore, although the concentration of these shops offers convenience for college students, they also generate conflicts. The present design is to settle the conflicts and optimize their utilization, so that all these shops work together to build an efficient complex in the new age.
AN ORIGINAL ARCHITECHITRAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE SITE
The site consists of a number of small street stores. Though with different uses and mutual interferences, all of them are necessary for locals and college students. It is because of this that they have prevailed over difficulties and worked together to form this unique village-in-the-city community.
LOCATION ANALYSIS Residential Area
30 min Transit 10 min Bike 15 min Walk
The original buildings on the site are complex, diverse in functions and scattered in layout. We have integrated and classified them and concluded the proportion of different building types in the site.
Huangdao Coach Station University
ACCESSIBILITY Pedestrian, bike and transit travel times.
TRANSPORTATION Subway and bus station and the route of different means of transportation.
FUNCTION DIVISION The division of the site，commercial area, university and residential area.
THE CENTRAL ROADWAY
Due to the limited land, there is no independent land available for the driving school. Hence, the driving school is located in the courtyard surrounded by folk houses. 3
The interior of the site is divided by a number of criss-cross laneways, with narrow laneways lined with small shops with different functions.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING vs. SHOP STORE The folk houses are situated close to the street stores. The narrow passage between them is used as public space.
Function：restaurant print shop express outlets Area： 58m2 30m2 48m2
Function：barbar's shop Internet cafe restaurant Area： 45m2 82m2 72m2
Function：departmentshop barber's shop
Function： express outlets print shop department shop
Function：dessert shop Internet cafe
60m2 25m2 25m2 25m2
Function：billiard room hotel Area：
01. Inflow of students and locals
02. Learning from village
03. Generate modular units
06. Use external corridors to reach the whole business complex
07. Place a driving school and a parking tier on the top floor
04. The process of unit body evolution
05. Units evolve into business complexes 5
AXONOMETRIC ANALYSIS CHART
Bool hall and Internet bar
Cafe Cmmercial veranda Barber shops and Dessert
UNIT SPACE REPRESENTATION
The original functions are optimized. The first floor is used as an open outdoor space. The second and third floors are used as barbersâ€™, drugstores, convenience stores, etc. The fourth floor is used for shops that require a larger area such as billiard rooms and Internet bars.
The layout varies for different units for their different functions, offering different experiences for each floor. Semi-open space is also designed on all floors, with also green plants and waterscape included to offer recreation. The units are connected by external corridors and people can easily reach all corners in the complex.
The driveway on the top floor is supported by all the core tubes, whose pendant wing structures also provide extra support to make it more stable.
The first floor is supported by a V-shaped pillar, making space for more outdoor activities. Standing in the centre of each unit is a core tube that works as an intermediate support and a transport space that leads straight to the top floor.
The unit body is directly connected by the air corridor connected by trusses. People can walk freely among the units, bringing more active space experience to people.
Large picture windows offer a wider view and more illumination for diners inside so that they can see the units outside.
Supported by core tubes, the driving school is established on the top floor, easing the land pressure and offering more opportunities for development of the business complex.
The curving ramp makes the sightseeing process more enjoyable and offers more choices. It also enhances interactions between people.
02 THE HERITAGE OF BEER BREWING DESIGN OF ACTIVITY CENTER FOR THE AGED
Site: Munich, Germany Date: Summer 2019 Instructor: Lingxu Wang Type: Individual Work
The rapid economic development and remarkable improvement in people’s living standards have also brought about a more severe aging problem, which has been confronting the global community. A largely aging population has been a headache for Germany, one of the most developed countries in Europe which has a significantly larger proportion of aging population than that of the world average. However, the aging population in Germany are not well taken care of after retirement because of lack of children’s care and social welfare. Most of them are living a hard life and suffering from mental loneliness. Located in Munich, the third largest city in Germany, this design aims to provide an accessible, convenient and recreation public space for the aging population and to promote their communication with young people by means of beer production. Hopefully, the aging population’s mental loneliness can be alleviated during this communication process when they may enrich each other’s life and experiences.
BACKGROUND OF POPULATION AGING
With the proportion of people above 60 years old in the whole population mounting year by year, aging has become a global problem that confronts all countries and regions, which is especially outstanding in European developed countries. Apart from changing the global age structure, aging also hinders global economic development and brings about many social issues. It has drawn global attention to reduce and eliminate its adverse effects.
The design is located on the border separating Munich downtown area and English Garden. On its left are Technische Universität München and LMU München, while on its right is English Garden that offers a beautiful natural scenery. In the surroundings are a lot of restaurants and bars and educational buildings. Space for the aged is in lack.
World aging distribution
Europe aging distribution
World population pyramid
GER population pyramid
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POPULATION AGING OF MUNICH Male-female ratio
alone with children with spouse
Proportion of population in Munich
Proportion of migrants
immigrant local people
Munich aging ratio
As the third largest city in Germany, Munich has a large total population, but has a relatively lower proportion of the aging population. Despite this, the proportion in Munich is far beyond the world average.
THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF POPULATION AGING REASEONS
High level health care World war II
Brith rate decline
The aging of population
High level education
The two universities in Munich have attracted quite a lot of young talents and brought vigour to the surroundings.
Inflow of aged people from other cities and outflow of local young people have made the aging problem in Munich worse.
Beer production is widely popular in Munich as a traditional culture, and can attract people of different ages.
The size of the family decline
Working age increased
Growth rate mismatch
Huge finacial burden
Unsociable Old-age support Labor force declined ratios declined
Reasons contributing to aging include economic recovery and rapidly growing number of population after World II. A lot of new social issues will follow in the future. 15
This design links the different procedures of beer production with those of communication between the aged and the young. Their relationship starts from meeting and discussing and then intensifies and stabilizes, which correspond to the procedures of inheritance, refinement, brewing and encasing during beer production. The aged and the young will view the four corresponding places following the streamline, and communicate with each other in this process.
Saccharification The malt is soaked, germinated, pre-dried and dried.
Fermentation In the mashing process, the malt is mixed with the best wine
Filtration D ur i ng fermentat i o n , yeast converts maltose into alcohol and carbon dioxide
Packaging Fresh beer is pumped into beer storage tanks, where it is allowed to ripen for a while
The building consists of two intersecting blocks that point to downtown Munich and English Garden respectively. A landscape ramp acts as the viewing streamline and extends over both outdoor and indoor spaces through the whole building, which improves the viewing process.
MASTER PLAN The design is integrated into the Garden. Part of it is overhead and saves space on the first floor, which does not interfere the Garden itself.
History of beer
Collision of ideas
Draught Beer Machine
Share and communication
4 Finished beer
Starting from entering the site, people browse the corresponding four sites at a time along the narrative streamline.While understanding and experiencing brewing culture, it also realized the exchange and collision of thoughts and actions between the old and the young. 17
SITE ENTRY The streamline starts with the entrance, where young people and the aged meet for the first time. Together, they will visit the first place along the ramp while communicating with each other.
THE RAMP EXPORT After viewing all the places, they return to the entrance square along the ramp, where their communication climaxes as they approach the end of the beer production process.
The perspective drawings show the evolution of the production process and also represent the intersection of the ramp and the building. People communicate with each other while viewing the beer production process through the building.
South elevation 1: 300 21
East elevation 1: 300 22
03 THE MEMORY OF LOST WORDS LANGUAGE MUSEUM DESIGN
Site: London, Britain Date: Spring 2019 Instructor: Wei Gao Type: Individual Work
Language is the most important tool for people to express their thoughts and exchange feelings. It is the carrier of culture and at the same time it is a culture. In a sense, it is the diversity of languages and cultures in the world that makes our world colorful. However, with the acceleration of the modernization of human society, a few advantageous languages in the world can be rapidly spread and increasingly widely used, and languages that are at a disadvantage and have fewer people are facing the danger of dying out. The history of mankind has fully proved that the disappearance of any language will naturally lead to the loss of its unique way of understanding the world and the culture it represents, and thus to the loss of the world's language and culture.Therefore, the project hopes to use the language museum to record those languages that have passed away or are about to pass away, to the greatest extent possible to preserve the diversity of world languages and cultures.
THE UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE The world's languages are unevenly distributed on all continents, and the number of people using different languages also varies greatly. A few powerful languages are developing at a rapid rate and are spreading widely with economic, political reasons, which has also forced some endangered languages to face extinction.
ENDANGERED LANGUAGE Distribution of languages in each continent 3.5%
% 30 19 %
Number of countries in which this language is spoken English Arabic French
Percentage of language and language speakers 110
50% 14% 6%
14% 40% 80%
1500 82 .1% 25 .0% 20 .5% 21
Unsafe: Some children acquire the language as their mother tongue
Rural and urban combination
The uneven distribution of rights caused by language brings more social problems, and people who use vulnerable languages will face less education opportunities, lower political status, lower income, etc.
The acceleration of the urbanization process has brought people from different cultural backgrounds and regions together. In order to integrate into society in their lives and work, they have to communicate in the same language.
Globalization has become a trend in the development o f t h e w o r l d . Ec o n o m i c globalization and the spread of science and technology are forcing countries around the world to accept the international language, otherwise they will be eliminated by the world.
In addition to the abovementioned objective factors, the government has now promulgated laws prohibiting the use of local languages. At the same time, the media and education are biased towards the use and dissemination of international lingua franca.
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Dedefinitely endangered： Language speakers are mostly people of their parents' generation and above Severely endangered： Most of the speakers are grandparents and above
Critically endangered： There are very few greatgrandparent users
Problems facing endangered language
Strong languages led by English have a large number of language learners and countries in the world. It can also be seen from the data that among the strong languages among the top users, the number of people using them is very different.
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POWER IMBANLANCE 94%
Most popular languages being learned around the world
Chinese Spanish Persian German
MAIN REASONS FOR DISAPPEARING OF A FEW LANGUAGES
Chinese 33 Spanish 31 Persian 29 German 18 Russian 16 Malay/Bahasa 13 Portuguese 12 Italian 11 Turkish 8 Lahnda 6 Tamil 6 6 Urdu Korean 5 Hindi 4 Bengali 4 Javanese 3 Vietnamese 3 Japanese 2 Telegu 2 Marathi 1
English Arabic French
Since ancient times, there has been a constant disappearance of language, which not only represents the demise of a common people, but also the cultural and historical significance behind this language has also disappeared. This has caused serious losses to the world. The reasons for the emergence of endangered languages are also diverse, specifically divided into cultural dislocation, social dislocation, globalization, and urbanization.
Extinct ANALYSIS OF STRONG LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD
Lack of written records
The number of learners has fallen sharply
Languageusers are discriminated against
Single use function
Limited application Obstruction of area transmission route
THE SRARUS OF ENDANGERED LANGUAGE 25
The design hopes to introduce sequentially from the origin of the language, to the category of the language, to the form, writing, pronunciation of the different languages, and finally hope to use the works and documents written in different languages to increase people's understanding and cognition of the language.
The formation of the building shape takes the pier as the landscape orientation, and generates it according to its functional subdivision. The first is that the exhibition space is surrounded by the landscape, and the second is that the learning center is generated by the underground square.
Generation of exhibition area
Generation of recreation area
Add and subtract form
THE GROUND FLOOR PLAN
By analyzing the infrastructure around the site, the potential flow of people visiting the building was derived, and the radiation range of the design to the surrounding environment and population was derived.
The first floor plan mainly includes four parts: the exhibition hall of language origin, language book house, multi-purpose hall and seminar center. It also shows the outdoor exhibition hall, sunken square and open communication space facing the dock.
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OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SCENES
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Exhibition hall of origin of language
Basement restaurant Language book house
Skylights in the main exhibition hall make the exhibits more ceremonial and people can remember many endangered languages more deeply.After visiting the exhibition area, the language library provides a space for people to have a rest and communicate, so that people can feel the charm of language in books. 29
Narrative scenes From the outdoor exhibition hall at the entrance, visitors pass through the three exhibition halls, the bookstore, and the learning center in turn. Among them, people will also pass through the sunken square. The rich height difference increases people's browsing experience, leaving people unique experience in different places.
04 DECENTRALIZED CENTRAL COURTYARD THE MULTIPLE HOUSEHOLDS COURTYARD RENOVATION PROJECT
Site：Beijing, China Date: Summer 2018 Instructor: Tingting Yang Type: Individual Work
Quadrangle buildings are typical of Beijing. Originating from the Western Zhou Dynasty, quadrangle buildings have experienced different forms and layouts in different periods. However, its quadrangle layout has been kept. Its traditional living mode of one household sharing a quadrangle building has been challenged by the rapid growth of population. Nowadays, three or four households sharing one building becomes the mainstream. New problems have occurred with it, however, such as the appearance of illegal buildings out of personal interests that occupy the public courtyard space and change it into narrow lanes. Renovation of the existing quadrangles to reinvigorate it and satisfy residents’ needs is the present design’s focus.
ANALYSIS OF ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS
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Illegal buildings have become so common to meet the growing demand from a greater population. Almost all households occupy the courtyard in the centre. This design focuses on one quadrangle representative of its kind.
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The renovated quadrangle courtyard is divided into different residential Spaces by corridors to improve privacy, while public teahouses and second-floor terraces are provided in the center of the courtyard for people to communicate and relax.Each family has its own private courtyard, reshaping the traditional courtyard layout. 36
FIVE FAMILIES IN ONE YARD
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The youth single apartment focuses on vertical transportation. The second floor space is set as a bedroom, which greatly releases the living room space on the ground floor.
PROFILE CONTROL PERSPECTIVE Bedroom Kitchen
Farming Yard Tea room Outdoor terrace
ELDER COUPLE LINEAR HOME The public courtyard is surrounded by several households. It consists of a low-lying tea room and a terrace on the second floor, which offers recreation space for people and promotes communication between them.
B Bed room
ELDER COUPLE LINEAR HOME The host family has three spaces including a kitchen, a bedroom and a sitting room. The central courtyard between bedroom and sitting room ensures enough illumination and offers space for the aged couple for outdoor activities.
C Bath room
ELDER COUPLE LINEAR HOME The siheyuan contains three youth apartments, and in order to achieve the maximum utilization of space, the design places the bedrooms in the mezzanine, saving space to provide a small courtyard for each resident. 39
Other Works RED HOUSE Surveying and mapping the old site of German medicine store in Qingdao
BAMBOO CONSTRUCTION Ecological Practice of Harmonious Coexistence between Human and Nature
Project Director: Yan Haoxuan Duration: 2018.06 - 2018.07 Cooperation Project Instructors: Gao wei, Wang Lingzhi Team Member: Miao Ziyu, Kang Zilong, Hou Rui, Dong Xufeng, Wu Hongyang
Project Director: Yan Haoxuan Duration: 2017.06 - 2017.07 Cooperation Project Instructors: Gao wei, Wang Lingxu, Zhang Feng Team Member: Miao Ziyu, Kang Zilong, Hou rui, Dong Xufeng
In 1905, Rocker was commissioned by pharmacist Lartz to design a drug store. The drug store is located on Prince Henry's Road and is commonly referred to as the "Red House" by its citizens due to its red wall.
This project is based on the foundation of green and energy-saving buildings, and seeks a breakthrough in the design of semi-enclosed green sketches. At the same time, it combines the climate and geomorphological characteristics of the Tibetan Horse Mountain Scenic Spot in Huangdao District, Qingdao, and uses local materials and local bamboo materials and Masonry, seeking the integration and unification of natural materials and green buildings.
The building plane is rectangular, with an area of about 1,000 square meters, and a masonry-steel-wood hybrid structure. The drug store is located in the commercial street of Cintu Cinjin. In order to increase the area, Roquege opened the fourth floor of the building with a Monsa roof. The huge arc-shaped tiger windows and a row of vertical windows on the roof are not only used for lighting, but also emphasize the symmetrical composition.
The design is three-pronged from the planning stage, and the previous phases of the scheme are compared in various aspects. Green software is used to simulate the real-time climate of each climate, seeking suitable and energy-saving construction schemes, and finally determining the best scheme and implementing the construction. Â
Original Name: German medicine store in Qingdao Current Name: Qingdao Time-honored Museum Site: No. 33 Guangxi Road, Qingdao Construction Area: 1939.69 m2 Layers: 3 floors above ground + attic floor 1 basement floor Structure: brick and wood structure Construction Time: 1905s Architectural Style: Youth style Builder: Kurt Rocker
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EDUCATION China University of Petroleum，Qingdao，B.Eng ·Bachelor’s degree of Engineering | 2015.09- 2020.06（Expected） PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Ecological Practice of Harmonious Coexistence between Human and Nature -- Architectural Planning and Design of Organic Farm, Qingdao, China
Yan Haoxuan firstname.lastname@example.org +(86)17863951826 66 Changjiang West Road, Huangdao District Qingdao City，Shandong Province
Architecture student | 2017.05 - 2019.05 Supervised by Gao Wei ·Designed the preliminary scheme of the project; ·Took part in building the buildings in the later stage; 3D Printing Model Experiment of the Second Phase Project of the Petroleum University Library Based on BIM Technology, Qingdao, China Architecture student | 2017.06 - 2017.09 Supervised by Zhang Feng ·Took charge of SU modeling of the library model at the early stage; ·Mastered the specific operation principle, steps and matters needing attention of the 3D printer; ·Proofread the SU model; ·Set up the external support for the SU model to be printed, and took charge of printing. The Project of Mapping the Formal Site of German Pharmaceutical Shop--A Qingdao Historical Building, Shinan District, Qingdao, China Architecture student | 2018.06 - 2018.07 The program of the Renovation and Redesign of the Student Apartments and Dining Halls of Qingdao Chengyang No.1 Middle School, Chengyang District, Qingdao,China Intern Architect | 2018.09 - 2019.12 Shandong Qingdao Beiyang Design Co. LTD, Chengyang District, Qingdao,China Intern Architect | 2018.09 - 2019.01 ·Participated in the project of designing student apartment and square in Gukou Science and Education Park of China University of Petroleum; ·Took charge of site investigation and photo collection; ·Generated the design concept in the early stage. Beautiful Rural Planning and Design Project of Caochang Village, Huangdao District, Qingdao Architecture student | 2019.03 - 2019.07 ACADEMIC HONORS ·Excellent Award of Huamai Cup Architectural Design Competition | 2018.09 ·Excellent Award in Campus Micro-space Design Competition of China University of Petroleum | 2018.03 ·Talent Scholarship of Victory Oil | 2016-2017 ·The Third Prize of The 13th China University of Petroleum (East China) Model Making Contest | 2016-2017 SKILLS CAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lumion, V-ray, Rhino, Grasshopper