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Yujia Deng College of Architecture Illinois Institute of Technology 2008-2013 ydeng7@hawk.iit.edu


Contents Timber Structure Case Study_Group Work Warm-up Exercise_Armature for a Boat Universal Space_Vertical Context Universal Space_Horizontal Context Photography Works


Building images courtesy of VJAA

Timber Semester_ Case Study_Minneapolis Rowing Club Boathouse Academic | Prof. Leslie Johnson | Pair work with Ryan Gann, 2011 Spring


Structure Framing


Corner Detailing


Steel Semester_Warm-up Exercise_Armature Academic | Prof. Thomas Kearns | Individual Work | 2011 Fall


Inspiration Eadweard Muybridge: Human Figure in Motion


Concept Interrogating the boat and the act of rowing


Display Condition Rowing boat will be displayed in an enclosed, empty four walled and roofed space


Physical Model 1/8� aluminum welded together and drilled to 1/2� MDF board


Advanced Studio_Universal Space - Vertical Context Academic | Prof. Peter Land | Individual Work | 2013 Spring


Triangular Shape

Advantage: wind accelerates at the corner Disadvantage: wind may not flow along straight edge and the bounce-back can cause downdraft which is dangerous for ground level pedestrians.

Cylindrical Shape

Advantage: wind flows along curvy edge from all directions. Disadvantage: wind may not be easily controlled at a high altitude, and distribute a great amount of pressure for the building envelope.

Geometry Integration Wind flow tests on two fundamental geometries.

Concept Development and Evolution


Potential Problems The size of the core will not be able to vertically transport people. Elevators facing different directions is not energyefficient. The set-back/rotation of every two floor is too much. Even though it offers extra room to place wind turbine, but still it is a waste of space.

The size of the core is increased, but still elevators are facing opposite directions, thus people will not see the elevators coming on the other side. No room to install the wind turbines. Cantilevered structure will add more weights for the floor slabs. Corners are too pointy.

Wind turbines can be placed on the floor slabs, but the straight/ sharp corners of curtain wall will stop the wind continue to flow.

final

Concept Development and Evolution


Test results illustrating wind accelerates at the corner of the geometry in both directions

Wind Flow Diagram Using computational fluid dynamics analysis to examine corner conditions


Wind Flow Diagram Illustrating the use of wind deflectors installed at corners for guiding /leading the wind


Floor Plates Set Illustrating structure configuration


Floor to Ceiling Detail Partially operable window to allow natural ventilation


Section a

Section b

Elevation 1

Elevation 2


Advanced Studio_Universal Space - Horizontal Context Academic | Prof. Peter Land | Individual Work | 2013 Summer


Note: Wind flows from left to right (Or lower left corner to the upper right corner in perspective views). Conditions are the same in all testing.

Design Investigation Using simulation flow to examine/test the ideal form


opening for natural ventilation when wind flows paralleling to structure

opening for natural ventilation when wind flows diagonally to structure

Computational fluid dynamics analysis on selected form and further development


Primary lightweight steel structure, applying ETFE foil cushion as roof material


1. Primary structure: 95mm diameter CHS 2. Restraint mounted to steel upstand 3. Adhering component 4. Extruded aluminium restraint for foil cushion 5. Steel cylinder as safety rail, connected to node with bolt 6. Secondary supporting structure components

Exploded axonometric drawing of the node detail


Selected Photography Works

“ The key to my work is that I stopped, physically, to observe something. I raised my camera and recorded my observations. � -- Julius Shulman

Graham Resource Center, Crown Hall | 2011.9.3


“The night after a review”, Center Core, Crown Hall | 2011.9.28


University of Chicago Law School, work of Eero Saarinen | 2011.10.16


University of Chicago Law School | 2011.10.16


Less is More. ---Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The black and white photographs on the cover, contents and last pages were taken in S.R. Crown Hall, with a manual 35mm SLR camera.


Undergraduate Selected Work