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PORTFOLIO RUN YU, LEED AP BD+C, ASSOCIATE AIA MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN


SMML CHAPEL Area: 3,877 SF Client: Saint Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital Type: Expansion Budget: $3,800,000.00 Credit: PLY Architecture Project Description: The Saint Mary Mercy Chapel and spiritual center is an addition to an existing hospital that has been serving southeast Michigan for over 60 years. The new chapel and spiritual center contribute to this vision by providing spaces of worship, contemplation and emotional refuge to the hospital’s staff, patients and visitors and thereby recognizing the healing potential of architectural space. The project includes a Roman Catholic Chapel, a Muslim ablution space and prayer room and a non-denominational contemplation space oriented toward a courtyard garden. Our approach negotiates the varied demands of scale, religious heritage, emotional well-being and spiritual preferences through the careful choreography of geometry, material qualities and light.


BEACON

HEALING SPACES

As the most visible expression of light and welcoming, the design of the chapel as “beacon�

Healing spaces provide respite from the challenges of illness and allow individuals to

will be approached through a renewed investment in volumetric expression. Currently,

recover optimism in their process of healing. For many, a connection with the sights or

the strong horizontal aspect of the volume of the chapel diminishes its capacity to act as

sounds of nature provides a space for healing. For others, experiencing beauty and quiet

a recognizable and distinct component of the hospital campus. Furthermore, the use and

can nurture processes of healing. We propose to establish a protected, outdoor landscape

position of glass in the existing condition provides indirect light for the interior but minimizes

space that is physically connected to the chapel and allows individuals to move between

the presence of light emanating from the inside out during the evening and night. We

the two spaces to seek their own personal experience that provides respite and nurtures

propose to transform these qualities of the chapel by removing and re-designing the roof

healing. (produced by colleague)

and overall volume. We will employ the qualities of geometry, materiality, landscape and light to achieve a more vertical and lighter expression of the chapel as beacon. (produced by colleague)

MANIPULATION OF LIGHT

PRAYERFUL ENVIRONMENT

The manipulation of light will serve as the most critical consideration of the project. Our

Prayerful environments provide protective spaces that enable individuals to suspend their

ideas related to natural light (generous and indirect) will drive the geometric development

connection to the stresses, routines or circumstances of a given moment and to mentally

of the new chapel volume and roof structure. The manipulation of natural light will also play

and emotionally connect to something beyond themselves. There are many physical

an important role in helping differentiate distinct areas of sacred spaces that comprise the

attributes of constructed environments that provide perceptual experiences that enable this

chapel including the tabernacle or space of ablution. Both material selection and landscape

important transition from distraction to prayer. Our approach to a prayerful environment will

sequence can contribute to these affects and can augment larger visual impacts with the

employ materials that transform our visual experience of light (such as dichroic glass) to

subtleties of weather, wind and other natural phenomena such as the movement of the sun

produce rich yet abstract visual washes of color that are perceptibly affected by changes in

and clouds or the changing colors of the seasons. Artificial light also plays an important

daylight, passing clouds, seasons or the soft and slow movement of landscape elements.

role to accomplish such affects in early morning or late evening services as well projecting

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the light from within to be seen by those outside and in search of a space of prayer and healing.

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01 Chapel seating

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05 Ambo 06 Stations of the cross 07 Sacristy 08 Narthex 09 Seeker’s space 10 Outdoor courtyard 11

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12 Ablution 13 Passage to auditorium 14 Restrooms

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URBAN BALCONY

URBAN LIVING ROOM

URBAN STUDY

DEQUINDRE CUT Honey Locust View Bay

View From Parking

Aluminum Panel

DEQUINDRE PLAZA

Sweet Gum

SUB-COMMUNAL SPACE

Cistern

Play Bay

Emergent Point to Courtyard

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SUB-COMMUNAL SPACE

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DEQUINDRE COURTS APARTMENT Area: 339,440 SF Client: Academic Project Type: Multi-family Residential Building Award: Alumni Board of Governors Awards (University of Michigan) Exhibition: A City For All ---- Future Housing Models for the City of Detroit

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Project Description: The goal of the project is to envision an urban housing project which provides distinct functional amenities to accommodate a population with increasingly diverse needs. The approach is through considering housing development as the forming agent of new URBAN ROOMS, spaces which are of the community and fostered by residents. Urban Balcony Courtyard, consists of two parts; the sunken area with more trees and the elevated mounds for the public communication. Urban Living Room Courtyard is composed of a central poured-in-place rubber flooring playscape. The space is left open to cater to smaller community events. Urban Study Courtyard is a landscape of smaller, more intimate study spaces.


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Dequindre Plaza

Urban Living Room

Urban Study

Urban Facade Communal Facade In-Facade - Urban Balcony In-Facade - Urban Living Rm In-Facade - Urban Study

St. Aubin Street

The Dequindre Cut

Alfred Street

Studio Efficiency One Bedroom Unit Two Bedroom Unit Three Bedroom Unit Share House Unit

Division Street

Adaptive Urban Strategy Street Context Buildings The Dequindre Cut AAD3 Residences AAD3 Promenade Dequindre Plaza

Urban Balcony

Dequindre Plaza

Urban Living Room

Urban Study

St. Aubin Street

Alfred Street The Dequindre Cut

Urban Facade Street Communal Facade Context Buildings Interior Facade Cut - Urban Balcony The Dequindre Interior Facade - Urban Living Room AAD3 Residences Interior Facade - Urban Study AAD3 Promenade

Division Street

Dequindre Plaza

Studio Efficiency One Bedroom Unit Urban Facade Unit Two Bedroom Communal Facade Three Bedroom Unit Share House Interior FacadeUnit - Urban Balcony Interior Facade - Urban Living Room Interior Facade - Urban Study

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Studio Efficiency One Bedroom Unit Two Bedroom Unit Three Bedroom Unit Share House Unit

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Commerical Space

URBAN BALCONY

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Plaza-Cut Connection

Urban Balcony Courtyard, consists of two parts, the inset courtyard and the pop-out courtyard. The sunken area locates at the pocket of the building, with more and denser trees; it is the inset urban balcony for people to have some chatting or to relax in a

Urban Living Room Courtyard is compo smaller community events. Smaller pockets of gat

private way; the elevated mounds at the more exposed side, allow people to sit, talk and enjoy the sunlight in a public way. The most

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public boundary interacts with the dequindre cut through views from different heights, 1) from the garage after you park your car, 2)

tures that serve as both climbing structu

from the balcony-sculptures at the grass slope, 3) from the oversize chair on courtyard level with your friends, pointing at the people cycling in the cut, 4) from the highest balconies of the towers.


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Bicycle Storage

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Laundry Fitness

Cosy Study Buddy

+5.000

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URBAN LIVING ROOM Centural Community Space

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osed of a central poured-in-place rubber flooring playscape. THe space is left open to cater to thering spaces surround this central zone, where parents can sit and wait for kids while they play

Urban Study Courtyard is a landscape of smaller, more intimate study spaces. The urban furniture is designed to provide seating under a tree, a conducive spot for reading alone, or with another person.In contrast to the Living

emergence from the parking into the playspace. The play areas consist of undulating timber struc-

Room, it is a more quiet and serene space.

ures and spaces for people of all ages to sit and gather, drawing all residents together.


Urban Study

Division Street

The public urban space are mindfully cladded in thicker Brick Wall, with deep inset windows, as a firm yet familiar material used in neighboring buildings and across Eastern Market.

The Dequindre Cut

Dequindre Plaza

Urban Living Room

St. Aubin Street

The Dequindre Cut

Urban Balcony

EXTERIOR ENVELOPE

Urban Balcony

Dequindre Plaza

Urban Living Room

St. Aubin Street

Alfred Street

Alfred Street

Urban Study

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Division Street

Dark Brick

Aluminum Cladding

Dominant, Heavy, Controlling

Modern, Attractive, Distinguished

French-style Pruned Tree

Honey Locust

Dynamic, Fewer leaves

Elegant, Beautiful crown

View Bay

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Urban Study

Dequindre Plaza

Division Street

Urban Living Room

Urban Study

Colored Rubber Panel

the most quiet block, creates a quiet area for resting, studying and reading.

Softwood Facade Panel

Energetic, Safe, Warm, Colorful

Warm, Peaceful, Quiet

American Sweet Gum

Gingko Tree

Qualities in seasonal change and Growth sizes

Urban Balcony

Atmosphere of intelligence

Play Bay

Reading Bay

This rectilinear balcony typology expresses a neutral formal gesture against the dynamic courtyard landscape of play, which acts as a linear extension of the living room to for multi-generational use. PLAY BAY

This inwardly opening interior balcony, with bay-window seating unit for repose, is part of the unit’s interior space. It is a space to display resident identity through READING BAY books.

Urban Living Room

Urban Study

READING BAY

PLAY BAY

Urban Study

Urban Living Room

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Urban Balcony

St. Aubin Street

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Urban Living Room

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ALCONY

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All three courtyards are elevated five feet above ground to accommodate a half-sunken parking. This amenity, which runs beneath each block unit, provides elevated privacy for street level units. Each level of the residential buildings contains a diverse mix of studio, one and two-BR units.

The Dequindre Plaza is our most open public space, acting as a threshold between the public interface and the more private Urban Balcony. It anchors the threshold spaces in the corner closest to the Eastern Market, and grounds the project in what is a shared commercial space for both the public and residents alike. Along Division St., the Plaza faces one of many murals which define the character of the district from the bodies of ‘Murals in the Market’ work.

URBAN BALCONY

DEQUINDRE CUT Honey Locust View Bay

View From Parking

Aluminum Panel

DEQUINDRE PLAZA

SUB-COMMUNAL SPACE

Cistern

Emergent Point to Courty


Dequindre Courts Apartment offers a more affordable communal style living option known as the ‘share-house’, where individual or groups of residents may live in a communal style duplex, with individual bedrooms, shared bathrooms and gain in exchange larger communal living rooms and kitchen spaces. With diversity in unit options, multi-generational families can live in close proximity and residents of many lifestyle preferences may be accommodated.

The sub-communal threshold spaces accommodate shared amenities like a car sharing/ electric car charging area and bike storage. These pocket spaces are accessed by cyclists and pedestrians all through the sub-communal streets that are extensions of the more open public spaces on a more intimate scale.

URBAN LIVING ROOM

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URBAN STUDY

Sweet Gum Play Bay

Colored Rubber Panel

SUB-COMMUNAL SPACE

Cistern

Gingko Reading Bay

Parking

Softwood Facade Panel

Long Section 1/48”=1’-0”


UNIT PLAN

MODULAR ARRANGEMENT ACCORDING TO 12’ GRID, WITH FIXED BATHROOM MODULE

21'-3"

8'-3"

7'-0"

12'-0"

STUDIO 252 ft2

12'-0"

1 BEDROOM 546 ft2

12'-0"

12'-0"

2 BEDROOM 770 ft2

12'-0"

12'-0"

12'-0"

12'-0"

12'-0"

12'-0"

3 BEDROOM 1037 ft2

LIVING ROOM BATHROOM BEDROOM KITCHEN BALCONY DAY SPACE NIGHT SPACE


SHARE HOUSE STRATEGY

THE SHARE HOUSE TYPOLOGY IS A MODEL FOR COOPERATIVE HOUSING. THE PROJECT ENVISIONS A FLEXIBLE FRAMEWORK FOR SHARING RESOURCES AMONGST A GROWING SINGLE WORKING CLASS AND STUDENT POPULATION. THIS TYPOLOGY CAN ALSO SERVE A MORE TRANSIENT AND MOBILE POPULATION IN FUTURE DETROIT.

2nd Floor Plan

1st Floor Plan

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12'-0"

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12'-0"

SHARE HOUSE PLAN 2722 ft2

SHARE HOUSE AXON

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Urban Balcony

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Urban Living Room

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Urban Study

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GENERAL UNIT DATA NUMBERS OF UNIT: 283 GFA: 290,940 ft 2

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SHARE HOUSE


DAYCARE THRESHOLD SPACE

DAYCARE PLAY ZONE

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Murals of Detroit lighting feature

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SHUFFLING THE DECK Type: Architectural Research / Study Project Description: This project challenges the method of assembly of a room’s layers, in order to create interesting and unique spaces in the room. Conventionally, there is a specific stacking order for the layers within architecture, from top to bottom, and from exterior to interior. Vertically, these layers are roof layer, roof structure layer, equipment layer, furniture layer, floor layer, and if any, plant layer and water layer; horizontally, they are window layer, exterior wall layer, vertical structure layer, interior finish layer, and curtain layer. However, why does the roof layer have to be above other layers? The original order is reasonable for construction purposes and convenient for architectural purpose. However, nowadays it is not necessary to follow this rule exactly because of changes in life style and building technology. More and more gardens and swimming pools occur on the rooftops of the buildings. These designs put the plant layer or water layer above the roof layer, which expresses a similar spirit to this project. Shuffling the Deck goes even further in the exploration of challenging the method of assembly of a room’s layers, in order to create interesting and unique spaces in the room. I shuffled the deck as many times as I can to provide more possibilities for the further design.


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The oringal room follows the conventional stacking order for the layers within architecture.

The roof moves to be beneath the structure and the water layer moves to the place between them to create an attic swimming area.

The furniture moves to the top of the room and creates a roof-living space.

Part of the mechanical system extends to the furniture area and becoms part of the furniture which can be used.

The equipment is exposed to the public by having the mechanical system above the roof layer.

The positions of the equipment and the furniture switch, which forms a new living style.

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The water layer moves above the floor layer and the furniture is covered by the water.

The plant layer moves to the rooftop to create a rooftop garden.

The water layer moves to the rooftop to create a rooftop swimming space.

The furniture layer is below the floor and becomes the supporting system of the room.

The funiture layer intersects the floor and plant layers.

The equipment is put beneath the floor layer to eliminate itself and the furniture sits on the plant layer.

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The closet, table and chair are exposed to the exterior. Therefore, these furniture can be used by other poeple.

The equipment is exposed to the exterior. Therefore, these light, fan can serve the passerby.

The equipment is in the room but it is attached on the wall vertically to create a mechanical wall.

The window is no longer inset in the wall but in the curtain instead. The window can be opened and closed according to the status of the curtain.

The interior finish layer is explosed to the public and hte exterior wall layer is facing the user of the room inside.

Multiple curtains are placed in the room to divide the room into multiple slices without considering the furniture.

Exterior Wall

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Multiple curtains are placed in the room to divide the room into multiple slices with each of the furniture occupying one area.

Multiple glazings are placed in the room to divide the room into multiple slices without considering the furniture.

Examples of Shuffled Roo Multiple glazings are placed in the room to divide the room into multiple slices with each of the furniture occupying one area.

All the elements are inset in the gaps between the structure. All the activities happen within the forest of the columns.

All the elements are inset in the gaps between the plants. All the activities happen within the forest of the plants.

The windows change the shapes and pop out in the interior space to become closets of the room.

The furniture layer overlays the wall and column, making the chair backs as the supporting elements. It sits on the grass.

The equipment layer overlays the wall and column, making the lamp as the supporting elements. It floats on the water.

The plant pots form the shape of the furniture instead of being beneath the room.

The equipment big bang challenges how the layers cooperate with each other. Instead of being stacked together, these layers now become several nested loops.

The furniture big bang challenges how the layers cooperate with each other. Instead of being stacked together, these layers now become several nested loops.

The glazing layer covers the whole room, including roof and wall, to make it a shining house.

The plant becomes the curtain in the room, which provides a natural shading system to the users.

The water becomes the curtain in the room, which provides a natural shading system to the users.

Roof Exterior Wall

Structure Equipment

Vertical Structure Curtain

Furniture Floor

Window The windows on both sides of walls extend and connect together with the plant going through this interior but exterior area.

The plant embraces the equipment and the water covers the furniture while the mechanical system forms the “grass“ beneath the room.

The windows on both sides of walls extend and connect together with the furniture going through this interior but exterior area.

The structure itself shapes the furnitures and other elements in the room. Therefore eveything is fixed and is part of the structure.

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The water tanks form the shape of the furniture instead of being beneath the room.

Plant

Water The windows on both sides of walls extend and connect together with the water going through this interior but exterior area.

The original room is a combination of multiple layers in specific order: vertically, roof, roof structure, equipment, furniture, floor, and if any, plant, and water; horizontally, window, exterior wall, vertical structure, interior finish, and curtain. The original order is reasonable for construction purposes and convenient for architectural purpose.

ORIGINAL ROOM - 000

Primitive Hut

The plant layer covers the whole room, including roof and wall, to make it a plant house.

The water layer covers the whole room, including roof and wall, to make it a water house.

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Plant

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VIEW VIEW AA VIEW VIEW AA

Rooftop Rooftop Shelf Shelf Rooftop Rooftop Shelf Shelf

VIEW VIEW BB VIEW VIEW BB

Inclined Inclined BedBed

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Water Roof

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View View Opening Opening View View Opening Opening Inclined Inclined BedBed

Rotatable Rotatable Chair Chair

AtticAttic Swimming Swimming

Rotatable Rotatable Chair Chair

AtticAttic Swimming Swimming

Vertical Structure Exterior Wall Equipment

Curtain

Floor Plant

In the room Elevate Your Life, the furniture are placed on the roof and the swimming pool is in the attic. The greens are under them, which makes the higher space like a tree house. The soft fabric curtian with windows provides a light and transparent envelope for the whole room.

TYPICAL ROOM - 001

Elevate Your Life

View View Chair Chair View View Chair Chair

SoftSoft Window Window Attached Attached on the on the Curtain Curtain SoftSoft Window Window Attached Attached on the on the Curtain Curtain

Rooftop Rooftop Desk Desk Rooftop Rooftop Desk Desk

Roof Roof Plan Plan Roof Roof Plan Plan

Axon Axon Axon Axon


Floor

VIEW VIEW AA VIEW VIEW AA

VIEW VIEW BB VIEW VIEW BB

Equipment Roof Structure Exterior Wall

Furniture

Interior Finish Furniture Floor Outward Outward Carbinet Carbinet Outward Outward Carbinet Carbinet Outside Outside Living Living Room Room Outside Outside Living Living Room Room

Rest Rest Booth Booth Rest Rest Booth Booth

A room is private while the places outside a room is public. What if the furniture usually in the room are outward and can serve the other people outside? In the room Inside Out, the furniture are placed outward for the neighbours, and the light and fan on the roof are also designed to lighten and cool down the passerby.

Light Light for Passerby for Passerby Light Light for Passerby for Passerby

Floor FloorPlan Plan Floor FloorPlan Plan

Axon Axon Axon Axon

VIEW AA VIEW VIEW VIEW AA

VIEW BB VIEW VIEW VIEW BB

Floor FloorPlan Plan Floor FloorPlan Plan

Axon Axon Axon Axon

TYPICAL ROOM - 002

Inside Out

Structure

Furniture (Vertical Structure)

Plant

Structure

Furniture (Vertical Structure)

Plant

Not many architects like columns and walls. These supporting elements of the building define the boundary between in and out, which is not a welcoming gesture. In this room Take Your Seat, I overlay the furniture layer and the vertical structure layer, making the chair backs as the columns. This eliminates the boundary of the room and creates a welcoming space for people.

TYPICAL ROOM - 004

Take Your Seat


VIEW VIEW AA VIEW VIEW AA

VIEW VIEW BB VIEW VIEW BB

Structure Roof

Vertical Structure

Furniture

Interior Finish Window

Equipment Floor “Carbinet” “Carbinet” Light Light

“Fan” “Fan” Table Table

“Window” “Window” Cabinet Cabinet

“Carbinet” “Carbinet” Light Light

“Fan” “Fan” Table Table

“Window” “Window” Cabinet Cabinet

“Chair” “Chair” Shelf Shelf “Chair” “Chair” Shelf Shelf “Light” “Light” BedBed

“Vent” “Vent” Chair Chair

“Light” “Light” BedBed

“Vent” “Vent” Chair Chair “Bulb” “Bulb” CupCup

In the room Vice Versa, the roles of the furniture and the rols of the equipments are switched, which provides an opportunity for us to see another aspect of the elements we are familiar with. For example, a hanging, upside-down cabinet becomes a lamp with different colors in each of its cells.

TYPICAL ROOM - 003 Exterior Wall

Vice Versa

“Spotlight” “Spotlight” Seasoning Seasoning Rack Rack “Spotlight” “Spotlight” Seasoning Seasoning Rack Rack

“Bulb” “Bulb” CupCup “Light” “Light” BedBed “Light” “Light” BedBed

“Sheet” “Sheet” Curtain Curtain “Sheet” “Sheet” Curtain Curtain

Floor FloorPlan Plan Floor FloorPlan Plan

Axon Axon Axon Axon

VIEW VIEW AA VIEW VIEW AA

VIEW VIEW BB VIEW VIEW BB

Floor FloorPlan Plan Floor FloorPlan Plan

Axon Axon Axon Axon

Roof

Structure

Floor Window

Plant

Interior Finish

Water

Roof Structure

Exterior Wall

Floor Window

Plant

Interior Finish

Water

In the room Vice Versa, the roles of the furniture and the rols of the equipments are switched, which provides an opportunity for us to see another aspect of the elements we are familiar with. For example, a hanging, upside-down cabinet becomes a lamp with different colors in each of its cells.

TYPICAL ROOM - 005

Double Cross


COMEOUTSIDE KINDERGARTEN Area: 30,400 SF Client: South China University of Technology ( Academic Project) Type: Education Award: First Place Award of the Year 2012 (SCUT) Project Description: In many regions with a huge population, one of the seriously emergent problems is the lack of space for children. A school is a very special architecture type which requires more space than others because of the playground area. Today, more and more space is used for residences, restaurants, and commercial buildings. The space left for children, which is not as profitable as other usages, is being extremely restricted. In this situation, the project, “COME-OUTSIDE Kindergarten� solves this problem by providing a spiral ramp which can be considered as a central transportation system, a roof, a playground, and also a courtyard at the same time. Children can enjoy their school lives on the spiral ramp, having no need to worry about always staying inside.


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The project consists of two spirals: a small one for entrance, as well as a big one for classrooms and offices. In addition, there are two small cylinders for the kitchen and music room. After walking into the building from the main entrance, people can find all the classrooms to the south, while all the offices to the north. They are separated by the corridor directing the people from the exhibition to the music room. The water pool and the sand pool are located in the courtyard by the corridor. The entire project is very centralized in order to get the balance between “safe” and “playful.”

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The food will go in through this way. Hurry Up! Time to go back home and have dinner!

The kids are waiting.

Wonderful Exhibition!!

Lunch almost ready!

There’s a performance in the music room!

Time for lunch!

Hey son, Daddy is here Hi Dad, this is Rose

Oh, Jack is already on the ramp. Come on Tom. Let’s go to the rooftop garden.

We want to go to sleep

I’d love to.

I’d love to play with the boys in other class.

Let’s go outside.

Mavis, will you marry me?

No, I prefer the piano.

Children Activity & Dialogue

Massing Analysis

Layout Structure

Children Faculty

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I can see them from here!

Guys, I am the fastest and the best!! Great view here!!

I will catch u!

We want to go to sleep

Let’s go to the roof.

Children Activity & Dialogue


Envelope

Frame and structure

Existing building

Axonometric showing relationship between existing public pool building and new facade proposal


RUTHERFORD POOL Area: 4,420 SF Client: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Type: Renovation Budget: $600,000.00 Credit: PLY Architecture Project Description: The Rutherford poolhouse is a proposal to bring new life to an existing municipal poolhouse in need of renovations. Responding to a tight budget in a city recently emerging from near bankruptcy, the proposal uses readily available and inexpensive building materials to transform a utilitarian cmu box into a more inviting and dynamic site of public infrastructure. The proposal upgrades basic infrastructure while also paring back active environmental systems in favor of passive approaches. The exterior is clad with a screen of synthetic decking, taking advantage of the flexibility of the material to introduce waving lines of contours to animate the existing homely structure thereby offering a new image that the community feels worthy of investing in.


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Shower

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The proposal upgrades basic infrastructure while also paring back active environmental systems in favor of passive approaches. The circulation for family has been placed into the layout in order to satisfy the need of family, without disturbing the spaces of men’s and women’s locker rooms. In terms of the passive technique, an examle of this is opening the roof of the locker rooms for natural ventilation and reconfiguring plumbing to allow for winter shutdown of the facility.

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REVERSED-GARDEN HOTEL Area: 68,600 SF Client: Academic Project Type: Hotel Award: Third Place Award of the Year 2014 (SCUT) Project Description: Unlike other gardens regarded as outside part of an architecture, some of the traditional Chinese gardens are known as not only “outside” but also “inside” area. To intensify and achieve an even stronger experience and space, I increase the openness of indoor and at the same time decrease the openness of outdoor. Therefore, the ambiances of indoor and outdoor mix, and a space with more exciting and approximate interaction is generated. This project reverses the normal sense of a garden and goes even further with this inversion through organizing the open-rooms and closed-gardens in the plan, in order to give the guests another experience of living styles in their temporary home -- hotel.


REVERSE THE GARDEN Opened Interior & Closed Exterior


ORIGINAL GARDEN

Closed Interior & Opened Exterior


SCUT CAMPUS LIBRARY Area: 83,500 SF Client: South China University of Technology Type: Education Project Description: The proposed library located on the campus of the South China University of Technology follows the central axis of the historical campus layout, remaining the symmetric outline in the site plan. However, it contains and integrates two different parts, the open and light area as well as the closed and solid area, in order to serve complex needs and activities of the students and teachers. The light part, including lobby, cafe, and exhibition, is more noisy and lively; it is at the southwest corner of the building, with a dynamic form and more transparent material. The massive part, including reading rooms, storage, logistic, and some other functional spaces, is large and solid; it is a regular L-shape with the more non-transparent material, which provides a solid background for the light part. These two parts cooperate to create an interesting and functional library for the students and faculty.


Rear Entrance

Lounge

Storage

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Ladies' Room

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Microfilm Room

Research Room

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Complilation Room

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Courtyear Entrance

Conference Room

Duty Room

Office

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"DETROIT" IN FRONT OF DETROIT Type: Architectural Research / Study Project Description: In response to the proposition of “Scale,“ the project,“detroit“ In Front Of Detroit, proposed an idea to take the downtown area of Detroit out, shrunk it and put it in the Detroit River. Generally, it is a tiny, explosive “Detroit” in front of the real Detroit showing both its scaled-down ground surface and its scaled-up underground surface. A precedent study about the relationship between roof surface and ceiling surface inspired me to deal with the relationship between ground surface and underground surface in the city. The relationship of roof and ceiling is not just about one above another, but can be read as interacting, overlapping, twisting, repeating, etc, accompanying with the involvement of structure system, mechanical system, drop ceiling element and so on. What if the roof surface is translated into the ground surface, the ceiling surface is translated into the underground surface of the city? In my design, the buildings on the ground surface scale down to the rooms of office, residence, and restaurant. For example, the Ford Field (Detroit baseball field) turns into a restaurant with big tables in the “field” and small table in the “bleachers.” In terms of the small components, the gate becomes the door; part of the wall becomes the awning. In contrast, the mechanical system on the underground surface scales up to the factory, exhibition and transportation of the cars, which are the symbolic types of Detroit buildings. For instance, the pipe turns into an elevator. This is a deconstructed Detroit with multiple facets of the city at the same time.


Ford Field

MGM Grand Detroit

Comerica Park

Cobo Center

GM Renaissance Center

DOWNTOWN DETROIT

ROOF PLAN 1/800"=1'-0"

The shrunken downtown Detroit floats on the Detroit River, right in front of the real Detroit.


“Comerica” Restaurant

“MGM” Cafeteria

“Cobo” Shopping Center

“Ford” Library

“GM” Auditorium

GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1/216"=1'-0" The shrunken downtown Detroit contains scaled-down-building classrooms and the scale-up-pipe exhibition area.

“DOWNTOWN DETROIT”


Detroit Athletic Club

“Detroit” Athletic Lounge


Ventilation Conduit

Elevator & View Place


“FORD” LIBRARY

“COMERICA” RESTAURANT

“DETROIT” ATHLETIC LOUNGE


Real Ford Field Real Comerica Park

Real Detroit Athlete Club


OTHER WORKS CA1, Guangzhou, CN

Frame the Kanchanjunga Apartments.

Zola Cafe, Ann Arbor, MI


Coverpage produced by Run Yu in project,“Detroit" in front of Detroit

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