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DIAN LI Environmental Art Design Portfolio 2013-2017


Dian Li

Phone: +86 18351989268 Email: abcdian99@gmail.com Education: Southeast University

(Sep.2013 - Jun.2017)

- Product Design

Site: NNU-Cha Yuan, Qi Xia District, Nanjing, China Language: English(Fluent) , Chinese(Native)

Skills Auto CAD Photoshop InDesign Illustrator SketchUp Rhinoceros KeyShot Watercolor Chinese Calligraphy Modol Making Exhibition Design VI Design Package Design

Experience Nanjing Tiya Environmental Art Design Co.,Ltd -Designed the [MAKER IN CHINA]' exhibition room in Industrial Design Congress of China (11/1/2017,Wuhan) -Designed the 1001HAO exhibition room in World Intelligent Manufacturing Congress (11/6/2017,Nanjing)

Nanjing 1001hao Automation Technology Co.,Ltd -Designed the [MAKER IN CHINA]' exhibition room in Industrial Design Congress of China (11/1/2017,Wuhan) -Designed the 1001HAO exhibition room in World Intelligent Manufacturing Congress (11/6/2017,Nanjing) -Designed the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contests Exhibition (10/1/2016,Guangzhou)

Nanjing Buqun Architectural Design Co.,Ltd -Designed the Bosch's Office in Nanjing (Team Work) (5/20/2016)

The Publicity Minister of The Student Union of School of Arts(Southeast University) -Arranged and Promoted the activity——WE GO NIGHT FAIR TOGETHER (2014)(Over 2000 people attended the event ) -Promoted THE EVENING OF ARTS (2014)(Over 800 people attended the event ) -Arranged the Graduation Exhibition of School of Arts of Southeast University in Nanjing museum (2017)


Dwelling in a house is not only a functional issue, but also a spiritual one. The house is the locus of mind (kokoro), and the mind is the locus of god. --Tadao Ando

Space Studies Space Studies Magazine Collage 2016


Personal Statement I always fascinate architect and interior design. I switched my major from Industrial Design to Interior Design in my Sophomore year after I took an architectural material class. In that class, I chose "Transparent Cement" as my subject, I got the opportunity to work with Material Institute's students to make use of the "Transparent Cement" in product design and interior design, and it gave me an opportunity to further explore how beautiful this new material is with its creative usage on architecture. Tadao Ando and his work "the Church of the Light" gave me a lot of inspiration how a stiff and rough material shapes gentleness and benevolence with the magical usage of light. I think it is also the characteristics of being an interior designer fascinates me most: an interior designer take advantage of the color, light, material, location, and so on in one single project, rendering people a comprehensive experience that enlightens our daily life. Adapting concepts of new technology is a main theme about my design. The Bosch's office in Nanjing is my first project. From this work, I conducted the up-front analysis for the site and learned the balance between designer's idea and customer requirements, and how to give a presentation to the customers. The 1001hao exhibition room is my favorite work. This room would display the 3D printing products and the chairman want to have a high-tech sense space. The difficulty was how to demonstrate the concept of Network Manufacturing. My experiences of studying Industrial Design rendered me better understanding of functionality. I brought those lessons with me into Interior Design. Be a good listener helped me a lot, I could hear the voice between the lines. I found it was the same that both product designer and interior designer have to understand the demand of their customers before the design process. Through sufficient communication, my second blue print got accepted, and it became a successful work both for the chairman and me. My long-term goal is to launch my own design studio and bring as many as good designs to the world. As we can see, our world have changed more faster since internet was created, so has interior design, but relatively not obvious. In the future, new technology will redefine interior design. Our houses, furniture and other products in the building will be much more connected to the internet and become much more environmentally friendly. To be a designer that is responsible to the client, society and our nature, I must learn more knowledge about architecture, material, science, humanity and so on. Only by this way, can I create something different. Since graduated from Southeast University in 2016, I have been trying to use interdisciplinary materials in my design, such as PVC pipe, plants, paper, and so on. Finding a convenient assemble pattern and using reusable and environmental material in exhibition design are my recent goals, and I'm looking forward to range its extension application and continuing this exploration in the graduate period.


Contents 01

Silent Zen Bookstore

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A Design Competition About Reading Space

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Chromosome Labyrinth

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Folk Art Museum

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1001Hao  Linked Fab

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Designer Home

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Artworks

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A Conceptual Design of Artistic Installation

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Transformation of an Abandoned Factory in Yunnan, China

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An exhibition Room of a Company in Nanjing, China

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A Bosch’s Office in Nanjing, China

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Artworks Finished in Recent Years


Silent Zen Bookstore Based on the theme of four seasons, the bookstore creates a garden-like type environment. This building is isolated in space and two gates on both sides are open to a small garden. Trees were brought into the atrium where lying a shallow pond. Readers are immersed in this peaceful space with water streaming by.

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Silent Zen Bookstore Location: ZhongShan road,Nanjing China Type: Design Competition Tutor: Ying Zhou Third Year Second Semester

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Conceptual Formation Circles symbolize harmony, flexibility and unify in Chinese culture. It is applied in many ways in the traditional Chinese environmental design.

Zen is a troditional philosophy popular in east Asia. People have benefited from the famous property of Zen which include the rigorous self-control and meditation practice.

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Tulou in Fujian province are It was an exciting experience Visiting Tulou in Fujian province. Each of the building which is independant with each other were lived by one big family.

Reading a home-run book might be one of the most enjoyable and satisfying event in our life. We all have the experience that we enjoy the reading so much that we can't put the book down. I hope this interior design can help readers find the marvellous sensation.


The small circle of first floor were devided by 2 arc walls.

Three circles make up the fundamental of the building.

The second floor were devided by a long and complicated curve.

Two arces connect the circles as a whole. The bookstore is attended to provide local community a comfortable space to study and read. It can roughly devided in to three spaces: the reading and studing space, the communication space and the meditation space. Water is a very important element in this design, people read by the side of the "small" lake.

Skylights in the roof let the sun shine in.

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Floor Plan

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1 Library lounge 2 Reading area 3 Stairs 4 Elevator 5 Pool 6 Best Sellers/Magazine 7 Cafe 8 Storage 9 Meeting Space 10 Community Room 11 Group Work Space 12 Multimedia Room 13 Library Lounge 14 Elevator 15 Stairs 16 Toilet


Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty. After thousands of years' development, it has becoming much more like a philosophy than a religion. People have benefited from the famous property of Zen which include the rigorous selfcontrol and meditation practice.

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Ground Floor View 10


Ground Floor View 11


Reinforced and frosted glasses which are supported by the wall and steel beam serve both as a ceiling and floor.

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Concrete

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Skylight Opening

-To get a better interact with outside environment, a large padio will be in the center of the building. -Nature light can be lead into the second floor by the huge hole on the ceiling and then shine into first floor through the glass platform beside the lounge. -Fresh air and rainfall can be invided into the building.

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Chromosome Labyrinth Genes contain the information that guides the formation of our macro-world. Those information are packed and hidden in the chromosome. The growth of a living creature can be also deemed as the process to unfold the mysteries in the genes.

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Chromosome Labyrinth Type: Conceptual Design Time:2017 15


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The Chromosome we can see through microscope

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The colors that we used by to see chromosome

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The Stonehenge in England

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Electricity and light

Location The location of the building can be everywhere, either in a room or on the ground of a park . When you walk into the glass blocks, you will feel like lost in the forest of colorful glass.

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The Magic of Glass and light During the day, the glasses reflect the surrounding environment and vanishes itself. During the night, the surroundings are lightened by the bulb showing multicolored lights. It continues to change its outlook with the changing of time like a dreamland that not belongs to the real world.

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Emotions and Surroundings Our emotions are influenced by the surroudings. I hope people's emotions can be amplified when walking in the narrow, bewildered space. Time is another element that affect us, so the route is designed very winding that it cause visitors some trouble getting out off there.

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Folk Art Museum This design is trying to renovates the abandoned factory and to provide an exhibition place for local culture and art which is an intangible cultural heritage that shouldn't be neglected. In addintion, this renewal must be welcomed by the local community because the old generation has an affection on where they have been work, which also can remand us about the history of passionate time devoting to construction.

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Folk Art Museum Location: TengChong, Yunnan Province, China Type: Deploma Project Tutor: ZhiWei Pi 21


Site Analysis

NiaoYan Street

The village of BaPai

The Great Spring

Old Factory

The Village Of MinTuan

The sugar refinery, located in a small town of southwest China, has been built for 40 years and been abandoned for a decade. It's large scale, long history and typical apperance make it an important industrial heritage and there is a significant value for protection and adaptive reuse.

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The suger refinery is in the eage of TengCong, a small town virtually on the border of China and Myanmar. Two villeges and several hot scenic spot are around the factory.

The renewal of the old factory has a great value for local people to integrate the history and transmute it as a public museum which combined with other secondary facilities.

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Site Analysis

Culture

TengChong's cultural life is one of remarkable diversity. Shadow puppet, folk arts and crafts, tea culture and the minority's festivals are top cultural industries in this place.

The situation of the factory

Although some walls and windows were damaged, the old factory still relatively integrity. It enjoys a large scale and abandend interior structures. Therefore, in my concept, I have combined several facilities desired by the inhabitant and tourists with the museum.

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View As the hightest building amoung the complex, people will be able to overlooking the old factory in the forth floor.

Sunshine The building get good sunshine on the Southeast side. And the ruthless sunshine should be controled during Summer.

Path Located in the central of the factory, several pathes lead to the South face of the building, making it an important place to visit.

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The exterior skin of the building were researved maximumly, and some broken walls were replaced by huge glass windows which has leaf-like patterns that serves both as ornaments and as a way to weaken sunlight, so as to balance the internal environment.

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Add an interlayer between the third floor and the ceilings.

Transform the long and narrow second floor as a gallery.

Due to the high ceiling and broad room, the ground floor can serve as an active and multi functional space.

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The forth and fifth floor mainly about the special locial artifact exhibiting and handworking which is some activities and attractions for visitors to experience the process.

The windows in second floor will be blocked. Using different artifical light to enhance the mystique of the works.

Retain the industrial style and add local art decoration in the space.

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The broken wall in the first floor was replaced by large glass walls, with metal cards which shape are come from locial ficus trees' leaves on the surface, enhance the interactions between the landscape and the hall.

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Local Bamboo

Bamboo Grilling

Ficus virens


The huge concrete funnel in third floor will be conserved, serving as a exhibition platform. The atrium bring sun light to third floor

Choosing the most common materials in the local area. Concrete and iron are best for indicating the history of this place. As an organic material, woods are genial and warm, and neutralize the cold feelings bring from iron and concrete.

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Concrete

Bricks

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Glass

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-To make a good view of the interior, I choose 2/3 part of the entire building as model. People can see more details from the vertical section, some walls were leaved out to represent the structural features. And in order to increase the curiosity of looking inside, some walls and windows were reserved. -Most abandoned buildings are disgusted by us, I think one of the important methods in reusing the old building is expressing the beauty of the original structure, for each building has the characteristic that depended by its functions and time.

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1001Hao  Linked Fab This exhibition interior design is a commerical project for 1001hao & Linked fab when I just gratuated from college. The design is inspired by the company's innovative Network manufacturing model, by which the customer can upload their blue print file and customize their own 3D-printing project.

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1001Hao & Linked Fab Location: Nanjing, China Type: Commercial Project 33


Concept Development 1001 Hao & Linked Fab provides customized 3D printing service, and the exhibition space aims to present their service.

2 Materials and Effects

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Choose Colors,

Upload/Choose Blueprint

Technology and Engineering Center

Provide Scheme and price

3 Affirm BOM & Pay

This company is like a factory on the internet, people upload their blueprint on the specified web and they can receive the 3D printing models after a few days. It helps students and designers to bring their ideas into reality.

Coffee Room

Reception Room

Boss's Office

Meeting Room

Financial Department

Display Cases

Screens

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Exhibition Stand

Photo Wall

Reading Area

Sales Department

Technology Department

Production

Send off

Receive

Floor Plan


Lighting Design The light strips radiate from the central point where eight screens are fixed on the wall. At the end of each strip, there is a rectangular cave, which resulted in additional space for product presentation. All these are representing the concept that the 1001hao is the factory that makes your ideas came into reality.

Cove Light

LED

Spotlight

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The showcase is used for displaying 3D printing products, to fit the style and size to different products, I designed 3 different kinds of showcase. Also, soft light and arcs were used in the design.

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There are so many sleek curving strip lights on the wall, which increased the difficulty of construction. To ensure the quality of the work, I had to go to the site frequently. It was a pleasant time communicating with the works, and they patiently attempting to put my concept come true. Also, I appreciated that I have learn so much skills and knowledge from them.

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Designer Home Bosch's Office in Nanjing, China This work was a project coorperated with my professor Yang in the first semester of my senior year. The biggest problem is how to make the restricted interspace meet different kinds of needs of the staff. Such as works, conference, printing and the exhibiting of models and materials. And we want to make a more effective and comfortable space for the designers who are working there.

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Designer Home__a Bosch 's Office Location: ZhongShan road, Nanjing, China Type: Commercial Project Team Work Time: 2016

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COLOR NAME OPACITY SURFACE SURF1 SURF2 SURF3 SURF4 SHADINGRATE DISPLACEMENT DISP1 DISP2 DISP3 DISP4 DBOUND SMOOTH ATMOSPHERE ATMO1 ACADCOLOR ATMO2 ATMO3 ATMO4 TCOORD

Current Situation This project is located in the city center of Nanjing, a flourishing commercial center that mixed with many ancient buildings and modern skyscraper.

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Geographical Locations

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Geographical Locations


Inflexible group Unified layout of furniture creates a parallel relationship of the traffic space and group, which is dull and inflexible.

Cramped personal space

Functional area distribution

Unitary circulation distribution

The unified organization of functional areas has no contrast of the space, every district are resemble each other.

The function plane revolves around the elevator experience relatively simple.

Inflexible space

Messy personal belongings

Dull ceiling form The formal suspended ceiling are constituted by square plate, which bring down the hight of the interior environment.

Disorder of samples

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Flexible Space

Corporation Color

Diversified Working Environment

Using unique desk, flexible removable partition, free variable space division, to adapt to the changes and development of the enterprise in the future to meet the diverse function conversion. The chairs can be configured to allocate office numbers freely.

“White” presents the feature of light, bright, simple and future, “Red” stands for enthusiasm and passion, which add vitality to the office.

Stepwise space build relaxed discussion atmosphere. High table bord can serve as stand-up desks.

The sheet material are fixed on the wall of the Multi-function room both serve as a decoration and stockpile, which can be taken down and replaced by others.

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Space Level

1 Entrance 2 Exhibition space 3 Small meeting room 4 Multi-function space 5 Design department 6 Semi-open offices 7 The process department 8 Elevators 9 Toilet 4

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Show the beauty of rhythm

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In order to imrove the hight of the room, suspended ceiling are moved out, exposing the original ceiling and pipes.

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Previous Art Works This section includes some of my art works finished in recent years. Drawing has always accompany with me from my childhood, it brought to me so much pleasure and happyness. Watercolor is a new kind of art form for me and it has became my favorite hobby since I came into university.

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Chinese Portrait Brick Depiction

Material: White Cardboard, Gouache, Chinese ink Time: 2015

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Studio

Boats

Time: 2014

Time: 2015


Pulp Fiction Time: 2015

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Dian Li abcdian99@gmail.com

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