A R C H IT E CT U RA L
BA N GY UA N S E L E C T (2014 - 2017)
P O RT F O L I O
M A O (NAOMI) W
02 Inside/Outside A Threshold
Urban Bamboo Forestry Park
The Somewhere Moving House A 2050 House
Austin Youth Hostel
Greenwich Village Townhouse
01 Experimental Housing fall 2016 intergrative studio
duration: 3 months instructor: Vincent Snyder collaborator: Kuan-Ying Chiu
The City of Garching, for the past few years, has been actively seeking solution of expanding its urban context so as to be able to accommodate city growth. This has been the result of the new TUM research campus and local refugee issue, which also leaded to a more diverse ways of living that was not well addressed in traditional German townhouses. The experimental housing project seeks to provide a new way of living that satisifies the needs of different groups of people. More importantly, the aim is to investigate the potential of encouraging social interactions through architectural moves.
The traditional housing types in Munich and Garching are bar-shaped townhouses and the placements of them encloses courtyard spaces, also known as Hofs, of various sizes and shapes. The relationship of hofs with their surrounding buildings and circulation paths generate different uses and characteristics of these public spaces. When two bars meet, the inbetween spaces are used for public circulation.
In grid syste
Existing townhouses in city blocks are based on bar-connecting relationship. By disassembling the bars and reconfiguring them parallely to fit inside city blocks, allow the oppotunity for hofs with different spatial qualities.
In common city grid
In grid system
The existing rigid urban edge condition between two city blocks can now be softened and activated Conﬁguration in grid system: as public activities extends to the immediate boundary of the bar buildings. - Short edge Allows free ﬂ ow of public across site. Depending on how close or far it is from street, it creates either an enclosure and separation or a gathering space. - The long length of the bars creates a hard street-front edge, stronger linear ﬂ ow of people, and restricted views into community. - These two edges creates 3 conﬁ gurations, create diverse city street.
Application in Garching city grid
Ground Level Plan
The site sits in between the old Garching town to the south and TUM research campus to the north, so most public access is anticipated to happen in the north-south direction. And since it is also at the corner of an intersection between a main road and a secondary road, public programs are placed on the south and with the hierarchy of the most public facing the main road. Bar orientations are arranged to form an outward-looking public park in the center of the site to enhance connectivity in north-south direction. At places where bars enclose a inward hof, the space is meant for community shared programs.
Modular system - Residence
Housing units are developed based on the 5x8 meters modular grid. There are ten types of apartments in total, comprising from studio units to 4-bedroom apartments. The mixture of housing units occur in all buildings, but their placements are based on both the public programs nearby and the quality of shared space formed by the building. For example, building 1 and 2 have more small apartment units because they have limited community space, so they are targeted for students and young working class that do not need large garden space but would appreciate having a mall right next to them. Building 3, 4 ,5, on the other hand, have higher ratios of large apartments because they are designed for large families that are more likely to use the community spaces, such as the library and playground. 9
Disruption of residential bars happens when public program is inserted. Through the action of push and pull at the meeting points between two buildings, the static room-corridor relationship is replaced by a more dynamic and site specific spatial arrangement.
Level 3 Plan
Commercial Partial Enlarged Plan 1
1 2 3
Retail 3 Bedroom unit Cinema hub
Level 4 Plan
Residental Partial Enlarged Plan
1 2 3
Communal outdoor area 1 Bedroom unit 3 Bedroom unit 14
Metal coping Membrane flashing
Retention trim Filter fleece Separation profile Pavement Drainage layer Cover board Gutter
Corner reinforcement Treated plywood Concrete beam Gypsum board Fibre cement panel Insulation Trim Water barrier Insect screen
Linear metal ceiling
Insulation Lighting fixture Plywood (treated)
Fibre cement panel
Stool Apron Insect screen Water barrier Insulation Fibre cement panel Treated plywood Gypsum board
02 Inside/Outside, A Threshold spring 2016 vertical studio
project duration: 4 weeks instructor: Joyce Rosner
This is a small project that explores the relationship between threshold and the space that it leads to. We were asked to focus on how the action of entering could affect or create the space beyond. Why stairs? By going up into the space, one is not able to receive any hint about what is going to happen until he/she is physically in it. Thus the uncertainty of entering has been elongated to the maximum. The exagerated feeling of not-knowingness will in return exhibit a stronger sense of ownership to the space when that threshold is closed.
The roof of the cubic space is initially closed, allowing light to enter only through a center window in front of the stairs. However after entering into the space and by rotating up the stairs, the roof on both sides opens. The space is then activated. Closing the stairs also breaks the entrance, as a result creating your own personal realm inside the threshold.
03 Urban Bamboo Forestry Park fall 2017 advance studio
duration: 3 months instructor: Daniel Bonilla collaborator: Rebecca Gawron
This studio focuses on how architectural forms serve to present the integrity and characteristics of live bamboo. The two elements works together with the existing topography on site in creating the experience that amplifies bambooâ€™s height, density, and growth rate. In the project, bamboo exist as a layer necessary to the built form, while the architecture is a medium essential in creating the different experiences inside bamboo. Apart from being an urban park, the site also acts as an active bamboo forestry for the city of Bogota. Volumes of bamboo are planted accordingly on site to accommodate the need for building materials, scaffolding and repairs. This in return creates a dynamic and everchanging experience of the bamboo forestry park each time people visit.
There are two horizontal paths on site. The main path starts from the higher edge of site, and because it is a datum line that keeps the level of its staring point, so visitors experience the change of bamboo height when they are walking along the path. Moments of pause happens when two paths intersect, creating three totally different spaces that focuses on different aspects of bamboo. Bamboo being the “wall” and roof” of these spaces creates a live and dynamic experience that is different with every visit. Structures are the secondary component on site, they helps bamboo to amplify its characteristics. There is an enclosed tower that uses bamboo as a screen that filters light. A “ruins” of walls where visitors are allowed to get to the roots of bamboo, experiencing them at full height. The last one is a gathering space that utilise different density of bamboo to frame views towards old Bogota city view.
04 The Somewhere Moving House, A 2050 House fall 2015 vertical studio
project duration: 6 weeks instructor: David Heymann
Family structures of American families are evolving which lead to a changing need of housing typologies. We were asked to come up with a story of a 2050 American family and a topic of their ideal house. The start of this project was to look at American houses over the past 30 years, from that predicting the needs of future American families and in the end design a house tailored to that need. This project is about a Chinese immigrant family who valued the eastern tradition of family gathering as much as western individualism. Thus they would want a house that could be inhabited by multiple generations with a shared common space while still have separate private individual living spaces. The new house could hold a maximum of 5 families, each with their own separate entrances. It also has a large central unit dedicated for gathering and family reunion.
Grandparents’ SuiteSuite Grandparents’ Parents’ Suite Parents’ Suite Under-aged Grandchildren’s Under-aged Children’sSuite Suite Grown-up Grandchildren’s Grown-up Children’sSuite Suite Temporary Stay Suite Temporary Stay Rented Rented Courtyard Courtyard Maid Maid’s Room Garage Garage
2070 Garage Level
The house is designed to address 3 main states of desire, - Flexibility to adapt to the changes of family structures over 60 years - Cohabitation of multiple family units that allows both communal gathering and also individual living - Circulation within the house fulfilling horizontal and vertical movement for different age groups
05 Austin Youth Hostel spring 2016 vertical studio
duration: 6 weeks instructor: Joyce Rosner
Austin, the capital of Texas, is being named as the Live Music Capital of the World. Each year hosting multiple large music festivals, it attracts visitors, especially young people, from across the country and also worldwide. However, the number of well-designed youth hostels is extremely limited in the city. Hostelling International is a global not for profit federation setup in 1932 to help young people learn about the world they live in. They provide affordable hostels in over 600 cities around the globe. Their location in Austin is situated south of downtown, facing the Colorado River. It is also beside the river trail that the city has been actively promoting as an important river walk for Austin residents. The studio explores the potential of what a hostel does to its residents and the general public, with a focus on how architecture can give meaning to a new style of living as a traveler in the city.
The new design intersects the river trail and serves as a pause space for passer-by by directing people into the public realm of the hostel before they could continue back onto the trail. The whole building is tucked into the existing hillside making the roof one of the two ways of approaching, the other being from the trail.
1. Cafe 2. Hostel Lounge 3. Hostel Kitchen/Dining 4. Reception 5. Staff Room 6. Capsules 7. Small Courtyard 8. Main Courtyard 9. Mechanical Room
The building placement is based on two existing live oaks on site, all programs happen around the central courtyard where the live oaks are contained. Curved walls and glazings are used to address the natural essence of the tree while also providing opportunities of opening up of spaces for programs and narrowing down for circulation.
Section through two courtyards 42
Public Social Space Private Living Space Water Courtyard Circulation
Main circulation happens through the central courtyard, so it is the center and core of the hostel. Capsule beds circle around the central courtyard so that solo travelers can be more informed of social events happening. Quartet rooms have their own small courtyard that separates them from the hustle and bustle while still providing a gathering space. 43
Entrance through city trail
View into central courtyard
Public Social Spaces Public Social Space Private Living Private LivingSpaces Space Public Views Public View
Public Social Spaces
Private Living Spaces Public Views
Private Views Private View
Walkway between public and private area
06 Greenwich Village Townhouse 2017 professional work | design intern
firm: Bade Stageberg Cox project managers: Tim Bade, Andrew Skey
07 Oakland Terrace 2017 professional work | design intern
firm: Bade Stageberg Cox project managers: Jane Stageberg, Andrew Skey
08 Candle Holder 2017 professional work | design intern firm: Bade Stageberg Cox
spring 2015 vertical studio instructor: Micheal Benedikt
DRAWING WITH INTENTION spring 2016 vertical studio instructor: Joyce Rosner
BANGYUAN MAO (NAOMI)
firstname.lastname@example.org | +1 (737)-529-7007 The University of Texas at Austin United States of America 2014 ~ 2018 Master of Architecture Professional Degree
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 2010 ~ 2014 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Honors
2013 EXPERIENCE Bade Stageberg Cox Architectural Intern | January 2017 ~ July 2017
Four storey townhouse renovation project, SD & DD phase - Set up and produced DOB filing sets and LPC drawing sets. - Took site measurements for construction documents. - Built digital model in Rhino. - Made renderings and physical models for client meetings. - Compiled electrical and mechanical drawings. - Illustrated zoning diagram. - Assisted note-taking in schematic design meetings.
Revit Rhino Photoshop Illustrator
Single-family house renovation project, SD phase - Set up AutoCAD drawing sheets from site measurements. - Built digital model in Rhino. - Worked out roof structure model in Rhino from original drawings provided by client. - Made renderings and physical models for client meetings.
InDesign AutoCAD Analog
Model Making Woodshop
Four bedroom apartment renovation project, CA phase - Designed casework details. - Made detail mock-ups for client meeting.
Sketch Pastel Language
Penthouse renovation project, CA phase - Produced a carpet pattern design in Photoshop. D. S. Brown Singapore PTE. LTD. Engineering Intern | January 2013 ~ June 2013 - Produced engineering fabrication drawings in AutoCAD. - Developed MathCad worksheet for Research & Development.
ADWARDS Drawing Show April 2014 - Hybrid interior rendering of studio final project. - Selected by peers as outstanding drawing.
Undergraduate Research Experience on CAmpus (URECA) Program
August 2011 ~ June 2012 - Researched on anaglyph technology. - Compared digital depth map method with manual photoshop method for transforming 2D pictures to anaglyphic images.
Published on Mar 8, 2018