SZ sicong zhang architecture portfolio
SICONG ZHANG 张思聪
5804 Greentree Rd Bethesda, MD 20817 (412)215-9273
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a hardworking, patient, punctual, fast-learning junior undergraduate student. I BELIEVE in the power of architecture to affect the world positively I AM
I ENJOY learning and discovering innovative technologies to improve design I CRAVE realworld professional architecture career experience I WISH to learn as much as I can that someday I will be the one making the difference
Walt Whitman High School 2011 - 2015
University of Maryland, College Park B.S. Arch. 2015 - Present Cumulative GPA: 3.362 Expected Year of Graduation: 2019
Design Studio I-III Pre-professional design studios.
Univeristy of Maryland Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Presidency Campaign Team for 20182019 Term Campaigning for candidate. Constructing proposal and setting up rules and regulations for new term
2016 - Present
Advertising & Promotion Department Advertising UMDCSSA events activities through social media and physical advertisement
College Park Scholars Program
Architectural Computer Applications Learning to use Rhinoceros, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and V-ray
Building Structures & Materials
Environment, Technology and Economy Examine sustainability development and explore relationships among natural and built environments through field trips and design projects
Instructor; Teaching Assistant
Hope Chinese School in Potomac
Sustainable Design Exploring sustainability in architecture and sustainable design strategies.
Taught Chinese senior citizens basic English; assisted teaching art class
CHINESE Digital Drawing
CO N T E N TS 01 Cube and Garden a process of transforming art into architecture
02 Pavilion Design a study of spatial sequence
03 1221 Blagden Alley galley, studio & cafe
04 937 BoNIFaNT apartment design
05 Additional Work creative work
01 Cube and Garden a process of transforming art into architecture Studio I
When baroque painting meets architecture... In this project, the baroque painting "Boys Eating Grapes and Melons" by Murillo, shown on the left was studied and analyzed with architecture principles such as repetition, rhythm, and datum. Based on these analysis, the painting was then further transformed into a standing pavilion Elements like the flights of stairs and are integrated into the design to represent motion of the two boys in the painting. Airiness was also a goal of the design to echo with the spaciousness among objects within the painting in terms of 3-dimentional composition.
Repetition & Rhythm
Heirarchy of space
02 Pavilion Design a study of spatial sequence Studio II
Graphite, Autocad, Sketchup
An exit should be equally epic as the entry... This pavilion design project focuses on laying out spatial sequence. With a set kit of parts, the pavilion has a simple plan, yet the playful section aims at transitioning visitors between the mundane real world to the profane, ceremonial terminus located at the highest point. Overhangs, cutouts on the roof, and the columns manipulate light throughout the day to intensify ceremonial atmosphere within the realm.
Always design with context...
03 1221 Blagden Alley plaza, gallery, studio & cafe Studio II
Illustrater, Photoshop, Autocad, Revit
Blagden Alley is one of the many historical alley in Washington D.C. As a place with prosperous art presence, it is a barren place of greenery. 1221 Blagden alley act as a urban garden at the same time serves as a place were allows the neighborhood to fully interact with art. Having a gallery, a visual art studio , a cafe, and a garden plaza, 1221 Blagden alley is a comfortable community space that expands on the alley's tradition andbrings people together.
Organic vs. Rectilinear
Push & Pull
1221 Blagden Alley
zoning boundary site
lining up sidewalk
04 937 BoNIFaNT apartment design
Studio III Revit, Rhino, AutoCad, V-ray, Illustrater, Photoshop,
Located in Silver Spring, a renowned art district of the Greater D.C. area, 937 Bonifant is a residential project that aims at providing local young artists a comfortable living envionment at the same time being a platform where ideas can be exchanged. With 32 studio units ranging from 500 ft2 to 620 ft2 and 30 one-bedroom units ranging from 650 ft2 to 820 ft ect also provides 2 indoor community lounges located on the 2nd level and 5th 2 thetransformed projlevel that can, be into exhibition gallery.
plaza & park access
arterial roads & purple line
The pixelated facade remarks the project's shifting flexible balconies concept, where by pushing and pulling the units, undisturbed and individualized framed balconies are generated. Glass nana walls separating balconyspace and living space implemented in each unit to allow flexble room configuration. Balcnoies can combine with livingroom or bedroom as freely as the resident wishes.
One Bedroom 1
One Bedroom 2
One Bedroom 3
One Bedroom 4
One Bedroom 5
typical floor plan
nana wall allow
studio unit interior community lounge
typical one-bedroom plan
typical studio unit
04 Additional Work creative works
Renly Baratheon's Fallen Crown (Digital Painting, tool: Wacom Pen Tablet, Software: SAI)
Sakura Tree (Digital Painting, tool: Wacom Pen Tablet, Software: SAI)
Deer (Digital Painting, tool: Wacom Pen Tablet, Software: SAI)
Rhino Exercise: Morphology (Course: Computer Applications Software: Rhino, Illustrator)
Site Study (Course: Studio III Software: Photoshop, Illustrator)
3rd Year Undergraduate Portfolio