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YUHAN BIAN

RENOVATION OF SPACE PORTFOLIO selected works

2014-2017

H28, Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104 yuhanbian@hotmail.com (+1)267-353-6591


YUHAN BIAN

Website: www.yuhanbian.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuhanbian/

About

Experience

·6.5 years of academic study and 1 year of professional experience in architectural field with strategic problem-solving design ability as well as the proficiency in the use of latest design software;

Loudoun Gateway | Collabrated with architects by 3D modeling design options and producing interior renderings for client presentation. Recreational projects marketing program | Optimized 5 recreational projects' floor plans and siteplans graphically with AutoCAD, Revit and Adobe Photoshop.

·Experience of using Revit throughoutthe design process in a professional environment as well as award-winning modeling skill, rigourousness of drawing and clarity of presentation proven in design competition;

Natural History Museum of Nei Mongol | Created 3D model of major lobby and building envelope with Rhinoceros and produced schematic floor plan drawings with AutoCAD. Zhengzhou Art Museum | Contributed to bidding process by fabricating physical models, preparing presentation diagrams, producing preliminary construction drawings of circulation and restrooms.

·Strong willingness of the pursuit of LEED credentials with LEED Green Associate Certificate; ·Interest in renovation on existing development, architectural transformation that elevates human experience and spatial strategy that tackles with urban issues.

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Editing / Graphic Adobe Creative Suites Microsoft Office

Visualization

Production 3D printing Laser cutting Automake123D

Analysis

Ecotect

Language

Mandarin English

Education University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA | 08/2016-12/2017

Master of Science in Design -Design of a transportation and distribution complex was published in "Pressing Matters 6", a collection of PennDesign students' work for excellence in design studio. -Extensive coursework of furniture deisgn, product design, architecture visualization in virtual reality and research in real estate development.

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China | 09/2011-07/2016

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan | 09/2014-01/2015

Drawing / Modeling

Unreal Engine V-ray Keyshot 3ds Max Lumion Maxwell Kerkythea

Intern, Architectural Design and Research Institute, Harbin | 09/2015-01/2016

Bachelor of Architecture -Fundamental design and construction coursework with workshops with Sheffield University and MAT Office, graduating in the top class

Skills

Rhinoceros SketchUP AutoCAD Revit Maya Grasshopper Zbrush

Architectural Intern, Hughes Group Architects, D.C. | 06/2017-08/2017

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Exchange student -Independent research and design of historical building renovation received the top grade in design studio.

Scholarships & Awards Revit Cup Architecture Contest for National Undergraduates | 07/2014

Third prize recipient of a design competition for teaching building of architecture school required Revit modeling and analyzing skill. As a team leader, responsible for schematic design, drawing of ground floor and structure design.

“Sunny Students” Construction Festival for Undergraduates | 05/2012

Won the Second place in a competition challenging skills of designing and constructing structure in real world scale with single material. As a team member, responsible for concept development, structure solution and construction implementation.

People Scholarship | 2011, 2013, 2014

Recipient of scholarship which is awarded to top class of students each academic year for excellence in academic record.

Publish OFFICE 3.0:the Next Working Space | 2015

Contributed to the research report of case study, interpreated history of office development by diagrams and translated reference materials from English to Mandarin .

Volunteer and Other Aactivities

Editor and Marketing Associate, GARLIC | 2016-

Translated and edited interviews with design leaders, prepared proposal and copywriting of workshops and conferences held by the organization. (Garlic: an association of scholars and students across design schools, such as Harvard GSD and Upenn that works on spreading voices and thoughts of designers, previously interviewed with Laurie Olin, Richard Weller, Niall Kirkwood,etc.)

Manager of Pennsylvania Chinese Basketball Association | 2017-2018

Managed assets and routine affairs, assisted team winning several prizes in East League.


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Project 1 INFINITE FLANEUR

Transportation and distribution complex design, 2017.4, group/academic

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Project 2 CATALYST OF CITY MEMORY

Residential building renovation, 2015.6, group/competition

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Project 3 COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Recreational facilities, 2016.6, personal/academic

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Project 4 FEZ TOWER

Culture landmark, 2015.9, personal/competition

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Project 5 101 LIFE STYLES OF TAIWAN

Historical building preservation and renovation, 2015.1, personal/academic

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Project 6 THREE IDENTITIES Renovation design, 2014.11, personal/academic

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Project 7 URBAN FARM

Urban design, 2017.12, group/academic

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Project 8 SPADE TRADER

High-rise building design, 2016.12, Group/academic

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Selected professional work`

LOUDOUN GATEWAY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF INNER MONGOLIA ZHENGZHOU ART MUSEUM


Ontographic diagram of a high-speed logistic system

[INFINITE FLANEUR] Hyperloop station, distribution and manufacturing complex

Location: Malysia Work Type: Academic Critic : Robert Staurt-Smith Duration: 2017/1 —2017/4 Description: The total project area is approximately 4000 m2 GFA. The terminal will be incorporated into the planned “Compass” development, within the Medini Town Centre’s International Finance Cluster. Participants will strategise the location and scenario in which the terminal is integrated within this development which includes office, retail, parks, cafes and lakes.


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CONTROL CENTER IN HYPERLOOP STATION

CONVEYER SYSTEM IN MANUFACTURING CENTER

AMAZON’S NEW MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSIT CENTRE • Hyperloop transportation terminal • Hyperloop tube infrastructure • On-demand Manufacturing Centre • Airship loading bay • Amazon Airship Pod parking Apartment

Hyperloop tube Small airship

Pod

Balcony

Large airship

Kiva

3D printer

Robotic arm Material conveyor

Hyperloop Capsule Hyperloop tube Pod for cargo Pod for human

Retail

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Pod entrance People entrance Retail

Drop-off Tower entrance

Retail

Retail Cafe Retail

Truck unloading

GROUND LEVEL PLAN

Hyperloop capsule Pod Ramp

Drop-off Office Material processing Retail Distribution

Pod repair

Pod for cargo Pod for human Airship Cafe

Post-manufacture Robotic arms Post-manufacture Storage

HYPERLOOP STATION LEVEL PLAN


CUT-AWAY SECTION 01 View of 3D printing manufacturing center of shapeways, auto distribution center of Amazon and high-rise apartment.

CUT-AWAY SECTION 02 View of hyperloop station including entrance, pods, loading tube and boarding platform,


Exterior render, community center attached on existing residential building with scalfolding structure

[CATALYST OF CITY MEMORY] Residential building renovation

Location: HongKong, China Work Type: Group, Competition Tutor: Prof. Liu Daping, Prof. Luo Peng Duration: 2015/4 —2015/6 Description: Coping with the rapid development of cities, the old urban area is swallowed and the tranditional cultures are lost gradually. For one thing, residents need advanced facilities in daily life, for another thing, they miss the old life-style and the neighbourhood vibe. So catalytic space is built next to the old balconies to conserve the city memory and offer open space for recreation. It is a vertical courtyard which will recall citizens the belonging sense of community and the friendly relationship between neighbours.


CATALYST FOR CITY MEMORY CONSERVATION

DESIGN PROCESS

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Enjoy the community With high density of population in HongKong,space for community attachment plays significant part in residents’ life.

1 Courtyard Space

2 Reflection

3 New Yard Space

4 Connection

No public space for community

Residents call for the original memory of city life,with the lack of public space

The original balconies could be used and expanded as public space.

Lose the city history

Enjoy the new community

5 Outcome

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORIGINAL BUILDING AND NEW DESIGN

Connection and terrace

Circulation

SCENES OF LIFE IN THE CATALYTIC SPACES

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INTERIOR RENDER: EXISTING RESIDENTIAL UNITS & COMMUNITY CENTER Not necessaraly for the possession of new site of development, residents are able to enjoy a vibrant community environment next to residential units.

EXTRIOR RENDER: COMMUNITY CENTER AS BUILDING ENVELOPE Renovation both on space and building envelope


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FLOOR PLAN Floor plans of existing residential building (standard prototype in Hong Kong) and addition od community center

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NEW PUBLIC SPACE FOR THE CITY MEMORY RECONSTRUCTION & CONSERVATION

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Residence in 1980s

Original Balcony

Function Space

Curtain Wall

Expanded Balcony

Making good use of the facade of residence and the original balcony, those function spaces are built up to provide new vertical courtyards for residents, who could enjoy diversity of activities as before.Then, the design will reconstruct the past scenes of life, and recall the city memory with the unique culture of the area. page 12


Physical model, community connection, stadium design

[COMMUNITY CONNECTION] Stadium of Harbin University

Location: Harbin,CN Work Type: Personal, Academic Completion Time: 2016,12 Instructor: Daping Liu, Yundao Zhao The separation of the city fabric, lack of vibrant public space is the most significant issue to residents and students in this community.The gym is built to connect the community and to offer public space for both citizens and undergraduates. The ground level of plaza is lowered to return public space to community. To direct pedestrians from plaze to paths inside the gym, two pedestrian paths divide the building with several ramps connected to them. By dividing the building with open sapce, two splited parts of the community are reconnected with directed routes.


The project explores the possibility of the negative space between the campus and the residence. But the available area is only 5,200m2. To satisfy the need of the students and residents, both of open space and green space are necessary. The first step is to break the division.

Function division

Pedestrian connection

Sunlight

Green space

Open space

CAMPUS RE-STITCHING

Circular connection

CONCEPT FORMATION


GROUND FLOOR 1:500


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Joint of Structures

Roof structure

SOUTH Double Glass

NORTH Interior Wall

South facade prevents the sun glare and excessive heat from entering the building. North facade keeps the temperature within comfortable range. Double skin glass envelope is acting as a sun protection shield and keep the temperature more comfortable in different seasons.

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1. volleyball court 2. lecture hall 3. badminton field 4. basketball court 5. office

1-1 SECTION

1. volleyball court 2. lecture hall 3. badminton field 4. basketball court 5. washroom

2-2 SECTION

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Sketch, scenario of tourism in Fezi with Fez Tower

[FEZ TOWTER] culture landmark

Location: Medina of Fez, Morocco Work Type: Personal, Competition Completion Time: 2015,9 The Medina of Fez is believed to be one of the world's largest carfree urban areas. Narrow lanes are everywhere. In order to sell more products, Workshops possess public space, hoax tourists and enforce them to buy. In this way, handicraft loses its spirit and charm, becoming tools of profit-making. At the same time, tourists have to spend high price to get guidance from irregular guides. Hence, tourists leave negative impressions on the trip. So no matter locals or tourists, they both need facilities to improve quality of urban space. If citizens can build monumental towers on their own, hanging crafts regularly. They will become some landmarks, guiding tourists to centralized workshops and other resorts. On the other hand, by doing this activity periodically, citizens can gain sense of belonging of local culture.


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ISSUES AND PROPOSAL

WORLD UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

world largest carfree area hard to clean and transport gabbage

BOOMING TOURISM CONS B:

Influence on locals

Lack of effective ways of showing and selling crafts

Undermine the environment of community

buildings and roads are in chaos

comments from "tripadvisor. com"

Influence on tourists

possess

sell products in

public traffic

unreasonable high price

unofficial

overwhelmed by the sight and stench of garbage littering both sides of the

CONS C:

"Merchants will try to rip you off. The shopkeepers will try to overcharge you. "

merchants

the piles of garbage. I was

alleyway."

CONS D:

specific shops are hard to find

"Could not get past

"So easy to get lost in the narrow maze of alleys, local presidents ask higher price to lead you than formal guide does."

space to peddle

guides diminish the quality of

goods

tourism market

LOSING COHESION OF COMMUNITY

LOSING ATTRACTIONS TO TOURISTS

DIMINISH THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

TOWER locate tourists and guide them to destination

Needs for a landmark

Needs for branding products

Needs for developing the community

avoid them from being ripped by unofficial guides

mark locations of markets and shops

hanging crafts regularly

exhibit crafts on

will become a

the facade of the

regular event of

tower

direct tourists

community

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A STORY OF FEZ

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FEZ TOWER: CATALYST FOR COMMERCE, TOURISM, EXHIBITION AND COHESION OF COMMUNITY ONE MONTH LATER Commerce The commerce of local area used to be lack of effective ways of showing and selling crafts, but now the towers will offer chances to develop it as commercial

Exhibition Those towers arelandmarks which locate tourists and guide them to destination and avoid them from being ripped by unofficial guides.

Tourism The local residents could exhibit crafts on the facade of the tower. Those towers increase the sense of belonging of the community, also, they broadcast the culture of

Community The painting works of art hanging on the facade of the tower could arouse the sense of pride among the local residents, and also attract the crowed to conserve the material

Let’s hang the rest material on the tower

THREE MONTHS LATER It just like free commercial !

Put my product too!

SIX MONTHS LATER The product on the tower is attractive.

Additional Construction Material

Step1: workshops donate spare materials to decorate the tower

Step2: tower becomes a excellent billboard to brand products

Step3: tourists were attracted to group of workshops and purchase products I could enjoy the amazing city on the tower

Look! There is a tower.Let’s go and see it

Oh! We lost our way! It ‘s complex...

Buy one pottery as souvenir. A tower! Is it a scenery spot?

Additional Construction Material

Step1: first month: tourists locate themselves by the landmark I’m afraid ! our handicraft will be lost oneday.

Step2: tower becomes a new travel destination Of course ! They have a long history.

Step3: people gather around the tower and promote the development of sorroundings

Those carpet are delicate!

Additional Construction Material

Step1: culture desert

Step2: tower exhibits traditional local crafts

Step3: tower becomes a museum of local culture. This is my painting ! !

It is our unique artwork Exhibit our painting on the tower.

I want to learn how to paint it

I’m glad we can conserve it.

Additional Construction Material

Step1: the community is boring and lack of collective activities.

Step2: citizens have a chance to communicate by handing products regularly

Step3: decorating the tower will become a regularly event among the community.

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Photography documentation, iconic Taiwanese architectural space

[101 LIFESTYLES OF TAIWAN] Transformation from shopping mall to museum

Location: Tainan, Taiwan Work Type: Personal, Academic Completion Time: 2015,1 Tutor: Ming-Hsiu Su Description: Hayashi Department Store is a historical building in Tainan, Taiwan. The government spends years repairing it and brings it to life. The building after restoration is praised for the respect to original style. It looks like exactly the same as that looks like 80 years ago. However, if rebuild it in a contrary way, what will it be? The old building will transform to a museum of city memory. Except form the original façade, all interior spaces will be changed, reminding citizens of representative images of Taiwan, such as night market, narrow street houses, illegal buildings, mountain town in Jiufen and 7-11 convenience stores. All those spaces are reconstructed in a way I construe. This is a museum of metaphor, consisting of different types of spaces that can recall people’s memories about old cities and old lifestyles.


1.TAIWAN STREET HOUSE:reflection of taiwanese citizens' living style current prototype

analysis diagram

characteristics of street house

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visualize elements in model

proposed design

He-hsing blanket shop

Zheng’s house

patio

store, paito and living space array in order

rain shelter display front door

Miaozhu’s house

Dentist’s clinic

various space orders in modern street house

roofs undulate

section

light passes through patio

lighting through patios in real cases

2. 7-11: CONVENIENCE service for every routine demand STORE: current prototype

activities happen in convenience store

convert various scenes into mobius strip

visualize elements

proposed design

recieve and send delieveries

buy groceries

book tickets of train, cinema and concert

eating lunch

drawing money

Convenience store is small, but its function is complex, almost has infinite influences on daily life. Its inclusivity is similiar with mobius strip, containing everything and blur boundaries and areas

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3. DISTANCE BETWEEN COLLECTIVE PLATFORMSďźšProduct of profit-oriented real estate development in 1980S current prototype

current situation

analysis diagram

element abstraction

the distance between apartments is below the criterion

visualize gaps

residents' view communicate with neighbours

visualize eye contacts

windows in gaps restrict lighting, also frame life scenes

visualize the frames of life scenes

4.NIGHT MARKET: unique form of night life in Taiwan current prototype

current situation

elements abstraction

visualize elements in model

elements abstraction

proposed design

proposed design

sparkling lights and waving labels are noticeable factors in night market

paths organize the plan logic of night market

5.SEMI-OUTDOOR SPACE- ARCADE: adaptation to tropical climate

indoor space

indoor space is relatively close

interface

interface connects indoor and outdoor

outdoor space

outdoor space is relatively open page 27


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RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: ICONIC TAIWANESE ARCHITECTURE

Hayashi department store Street house

[Collective platforms] = rest place

[Street house] =bar

Arcade

Seven-eleven

[Arcade] [Seven-Eleven] = interaction experience =multimedia exhibition zone zone

Night market

[Night market] = exhibition room

PROPOSAL

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PROPOSED DESIGN: physical model

[Hayashi Department Store]

[Taiwan City Memory Museum]


Physical model, looking through renovated rooms on axis from West to East.

[THREE IDENTITIES] Police domitory renovated to artist's studio

Location: Douliu, Taiwan Work Type: Personal, Academic Completion Time: 2014,10 Tutor: Ming-Hsiu Su Description: The site was used to be police officers’ dormitory which is abandoned now. The goal of the project is to transform it to a studio&gallery of artists. As the most authentic art in Douliu, I consider glove puppetry as a representative image of local culture. As a performer, artists live a life of three status: one shows as the puppet, one acts as the player, and the other one is the artist himself. Three “boxes” represent 3 status of artist. Each one is a “stage” that has specific individuality. This project conveys an conception: renovation or localization is not only about copying styles of local buildings, using local materials, but also is about help people better understand local culture.


EXISTING SITE CONDITION

The site was used to be police officers’ dormitory which is abandoned now. Government has raised funds to build a culture and creation park. Currently, there is one tea shop functioning and the existing buildings in park call for renovation to incite the development of the park.

Before

After


DESIGN STRATEGY

Audience

RENOVATED CONDITION

Stage

Backstage

LIVING ROOM EXHIBITION C I R C U L AT I O N

S T U D I O

EXHIBITION

Public

Private


[Backstage]=studio+living room

[Stage]=stairs+exhibition space

Theatre

[Audience seat]=exhibition room


RENOVATION PROCESS

1. Origional floor plan(first floor).

4. New components of [audience seat], [stage] and [back stage].

2. Tear down fence. Substract certain volume.

5. Combination of the old and the new.

3. Remove original partition+remained part of original building.

6. Add garden, theatre and enclosure.


Organizational study

[URBAN FARM] Santa Monica Freeway Cap

Location: Santa Monica, CA Work Type: Academic Critic : Thom Mayne, Keshav Ramaswaki Duration: 2017/9 —2017/12 Description: By 2050, the world population will reach 9,3 million. In the context of limited land, water scarcity and land depletion, the aim is to create a prototype that holds the potential to transform how we produce, relate and consume food. The demand for high yield production within limited constrains of territory makes vertical farm a feasible endeavor in the near future, both technically and financially.


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URBAN FARM SYSTEMS ADVANTAGES compared to traditional farming

LAND 12% space needed WATER 10% water usage YIELD X5-10 In 2050, 80% of population live in cities. World population rises to 9.7 billion while argricultural land will decrease 6%.

more production

Neiborhood Distribution

Truck Distribution

Santa Monica’s population will reach 114,572 by 2050. With proposed urban farm system, 87% of Santa MiniAs 100% food supply of Santa Monica is imported and ca is within 10 mins-walk food distribution chain. creates high volume of pollution an waste, alternative food production system is needed.

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PROGRAM PROPOSAL

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MUSEUM+EXPERIENCE CENTER

FARM+DISTRIBUTION CENTER

RESEARCH LAB

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Physical model, Columbus Circle to W 57th St, NY

[SPEED TRADER] High-rise building design

Location: Manhattan, New York Work Type: Group, Academic Completion Time: 2016,12 Instructor: Ali Rahim, Ezio Blasetti, Nate Hulme, Robert The current distance between financial headquarters in Manhattan and their data centers in New Jersey is near 33 miles- 275 microseconds-. A long distance where the investment is at risk due to the speed of connection, and possible hacker attacks. How could we increase the speed of execution, while protecting the financial data? The ‘Speed-Trader’ is a High Frequency Trading Data Center in the hearth of Midtown, New York, capable of reducing the latency by 272 microseconds through the proximity between infrastructure and financial headquarters, generating an additional profit of 27 million dollars per year.


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SECTION

SOUTHWEST

NORTHWEST

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WATER COLLECTOR Water is collected through the creases in the cafade, is filtered using vagetation, gravel and coarse sand. Then, it is storaged in multiple micro-reservoirs along the tower. Water is cooled down using the natural flow of wind(available especially on the top of the tower) through a crossflow cooling system

FOG HARVESTING To effectively cool the interior spaces of the building, the facade has a variety of air intakes oriented towards the strongest wind flow, using positively the downdraught effect produced by tall buildings.

AIR INTAKES The existing humidity in the air, is captured through a fog harvesting system: a delicate and intricate mambrane that collects rain and fog as an aditional colling resource for the data center.

All of the intakes have a variable section increasing the speed of the wing when passing through each of them. This reduces the dependence of the building in tradistional computer room air conditioning(CRAC) units.

FLOOR PLAN

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[SELECTED SAMPLES OF PROFESSIONAL WORKS] ZHENGZHOU ART MUSEUM Scope: 3D modelling(Rhinoceros), proposal drawing(AutoCAD), rendering post-production(Photoshop, Illustrator)

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF INNER MONGOLIA Scope: Conceptual design development, Physical model, 3D modelling(Rhinoceros), diagrams(Rhinoceros&Illustrator)

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LOUDOUN GATEWAY Scope: 3D modelling(SketchUp), site model remaking, interior rendering(Vray)

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CONSTRUCTION DRAWING SAMPLE

DETAILED CONSTRUCTION DRAWING SAMPLE

GRAPHIC SITE PLAN SAMPLE

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