PAM PAN PORTFOLIO | 2013-2016 firstname.lastname@example.org +1 412 515 7585 +86 13989487833
Hey, I am Pam Yue Pan, from Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, currently a third-year architectural student in the fiveyear undergraduate program in Carnegie Mellon University, I am enthusiastic about exploring the relationship between architecture, nature and human through the projects inside and outside school. Also I am interested in digital modeling, hand drawing, digital photography, creative writing and film studies.
Enviroment, Form & Feedback
Cinema & Arts Center
Saco Lake Bathhouse
Urban Argriculture Center
Maya form making
living machine diagram
ENVIRONMENT, FORM & FEEDBACK
housing & public park | living machine | third-year fall studio | 15 weeks studio professor:Dana Kupcova instructor: Mat Huber, Mat Plecity design team: Nadia Islam, Pam Pan, Annabelle Swain
experiential rendering: inside the indoor wetland park
This is a semester-long project of incorporating eco-machines and housing design to create a riverfront housing plus park in Strip District, Pittsburgh, the US. The project started with a closely study of the ecological systems of the site, including wind, sun, water, traffic, history and etc. Also, we did a close reading and analysis of precedent housing project. For this project, we focused on living machine as a core element that structured the whole design. The living machine would transform waste water into clean water through eight steps including anaerobic reactor, closed aerobic reactor, open aerobic reactor, clarifier, constructed wetland, water re-use holding tank, ultraviolet disinfection and storage tank. The aim of the design is to use open aerobic reactor (vegetation tanks) and constructed wetland as architectural elements in housing units to create interesting interaction between nature and people. The design process is about finding the form that would achieve this goal by using various parametric design tools.
We firstly quantified the relationship between the total volume of apartments, open aerobic reactors and the constructed wetland. Based on this, we mapped the apartment buildings, wetland, open aerobic reactors and trees on the site to test the shadow condition and human experience of the design. (images below) Then we continued our form finding by focusing on one module. We proposed a green roof system to place open aerobic reactors on strips that forms the roof of the module. The position of reactors are determined by solar analysis and parametric tools. In this way, the aerobic reactors as vegetation tanks are introduced inside the building. We also studied the different human interaction on the rooftop strips based on the different slopes of strips. (images on the right side)
experiential & conceptial rendering
living machine diagram
surface planting diagram
We tried stacking the modules to create 12-story apartment buildings, using space in-between the modules as public green space. Therefore, residents in the building would approach and interact with nature easily.
conceptual model photo
conceptual experiential render
Then, when we looked back at our site and reconsidered the social aspect of our design goal, we decided to have lower buildings that are more related to the landscape. We create buildings â€œgrowing from the groundâ€œ, and having landscape weaving with the buildings. (See model image above)
housing module analysis diagram
apartment building: section
experiential rendering: public green space
apartment building: elevation
When we came to the urban design phase, we determined that our proposal for this eco-housing project is to create a housing plus park place for residents of the apartments and for people in Strip District by making living machine as the attraction and the focus of this project. According to the site study, there are two major entrance for residents and people in the neighborhood to enter the site separately. In the middle is the indoor wetland park. Two main streets going through the site with open aerobic tanks placed on them. site design process diagrams
experiential rendering: housing
site study: shadow & wind
As the wetland and the reactors need to be kept indoor, there are a dome and a canopy above them. The structure and shading system of the dome and the canopy is designed by parametric tools and based on the solar analysis of the surface area.
Eco-machines are used in this project as visual attractions on site, including green roofs on the housing, living machine (including constructed wetland & open aerobic reactors) in the public space, in order to help visitors and residents to be engaged in the eco-system around them.
sectional perspective drawing:eco-machines diagram
physical model photos
CINEMA & ARTS CENTER
mixed-use | urban agriculture | second-year fall studio | 7 weeks studio professor:Jeremy Ficca instructor: Mick McNutt individual project
photo of physical model
This project is to design a cinema in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The design idea is to make circulation in the building become an event. To make the moving experience become an event, grand stairs are used in the gallery and multi-media space to mimic the sharing experience people could have in the theater.
plan: roof level one level two
Lines used to define space are generated from lines perpendicular or parallel to the outline of the site and the theater space, therefore creating a triangular lobby space in the middle as the most active place in the building.
storyboard: serial vision
The programs included are a theater, a gallery, a multimedia space and a restaurant. In gallery space, art installations will be on the steps. In multi-media space, people would be able to sit on the steps to watch films on a movable screen.
Wall Assembly Details
Material used for gallery space and theater space is concrete. Materials used in the lobby space is steel, glass, wood panels (as the ceiling) and steel metal mesh (as the facade) to allow the gentle interior lighting in the lobby space.
SACO LAKE BATHHOUSE mixed-use | cultural | second-year spring studio | 7 weeks studio professor:Jeremy Ficca instructor: Mick McNutt individual project
The project is to design a bathhouse and a hostel for hikers and visitors to Saco Lake, New Hampshire, US. The design idea is to create the cold pool as the focal point of the design, and to make all circulations around it, horizontally and vertically. Circulations connects to other programs including a hot pool, a warm pool, a dining room, a shared bedroom, two changing rooms and a courtyard.
upper level shaded plan
lower level shaded plan
The experiences in the three pools are designed to be different. In the cold pool, the tiny space and the high ceiling create a sense of privacy and sacredness. The warm pool, open to the air and near the courtyard, is the major social area. For the hot pool, as it is hidden under the building, it has a sense of privacy and mystery with the steam fog from the pool.
URBAN AGRICULTURE CENTER mixed-use | urban agriculture | second-year fall studio | 7 weeks studio professor: Joshua Bard instructor: Jennifer Lucchino individual project This project is to design an urban agricultural center in Larimer neighborhood, Pittsburgh, PA, US. Facing the reality of Larimer community, with high crime rate and high vacant lot ratio, Larimer is one of the least developed neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. In Larimer, 40% of the residents live alone. To reduce the sense of loneliness and to strengthen the sense of community, with the belief that nature would bring people closer, the design is to create an urban agricultural center, with buildings grow from the ground, making the roof area become walkable and inhabitable.
exterior rendering & diagrams
planting diagrams: indoor & outdoor
Rooftop Planting Diagram
design built | urban agriculture | second-year fall studio | 7 weeks studio professor: Joshua Bard instructor: Jennifer Lucchino design team: Kara Gadecki, James Monroe, Jessica Sved, Pam Pan, XIaoyu Jiang
The hoop house project is a seven-week project to build a greenhouse for the planting bed in Larimer Community Garden in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The design idea is to redefine the phrase â€œhoop houseâ€?. We started with modules made of two hoops and overlapped them to create a new image of traditional hoop house. As the planting bed assigned to us is close to the intersection of the two major roads, we also considered this hoop house to be the visual attraction of the community garden to all community members.
During the design process, we carefully studied the environmental condition of the site, including plants, wind, sun and rain. We designed the structural frame as a detailed digital model in Rhino and constructed it with conduits, nuts and bolts. To create the accurate curvature of the conduit, we made wooden form-works for each piece. The membrane is made of greenhouse plastic. We used heat-shrinking tools to attach it to the structural frame.
Architect Association visiting school-Shanghai summer 2015 maya modeling | organic form | second-year summer workshop| 10 days unit instructor: Steven Ma teaching assistant: Christos Koukis
This is a ten-day intensive workshop, for learning and using Maya as the 3D modelling tool to create organic forms inspired from nature. My inspiration is deer horns. I started with simple geometry and modified it into more sophisticated forms.
form development: realistic rendering
r little things | light | second-year spring semsester| 4 months instructor: Aaron Blum individual projects
Thank you for your time and consideration!