Design Portfolio Mengli Pi 743074 Bachelor of Environments Year of completion - 2017
FEB 2015 - DEC 2017
Bachelor of Environment
University of Melbourne
AUG 2013 - DEC 2014
SEP 2011 - JUN 2013
Contacts Tel: 0431261127 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: https://issuu.com/bobbypi/docs/_portfolio_743074_ mengli_pi
Chengdu N0.7 High School
I am Mengli Pi, 21 years old, a graduate student from Melbourne University, major in architecture. Over the three years of my undergraduate study, Iâ€™ve obtain considerable knowledge in the fields of architecture, design, construction, music and fine art. I believe that multidisciplinary knowledge are beneficial to each field of interest, which is why I tried to learn broadly and work with people with different backgrounds. I am profoundly passionate about human-centered design and sustainable design. I would like to continue my study as a post-graduate student to acquire more knowledge especially in the field of architecture as well as other disciplines and learn more extensively from people around me.
Humanitarian Design Internship
Engineer Without Borders Gujarat, India
AA Summer School
Rhino Grasshopper Revit Auto CAD Photoshop InDesign Illustrator
UNIT 5: 2S Second London, UK
01 - 04
HUMANITARIAN DESIGN INTERNSHIP
05 - 08
09 - 011
13 - 14
MULTI-INTELLIGENCE LEARNING COMPLEX
Huiseung Sarah Song
PROJECT Multi-Intelligence Learning Complex
LOCATION 77 Story St, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
FUNCTIONS Learning Centre, Renaissance Centre, Sports Department, Administration.
CLIENT University High School, Melbourne University
GOAL The purpose of this project is to introduce a learning complex that provides various learning environments for the students to develop their distinctive intelligences. Based on Howard Gardenerâ€™s theory of nine intelligences, every individual is gifted with nine intelligences naturally, however, each individual incline to develop some intelligences further than others. A typical school program such as what the client has proposed doesnâ€™t necessarily accommodate the need of certain environments that students can develop their intelligences in. The Multi-intelligence Learning Complex is proposed to provide a more considerate solution in that sense without compromising then function or losing the efficiency of the learning environment,
-Adjacent to main traffic vein -Isolated from busy surroundings
PROGRAM 8 featured spaces are laid out throughout three storeys, in addition to the proposed program by the clients, therefore more learning options are provided.
Managerâ€™s Office Coach
Senior Common Room
Project Room 9m2
Project Room 9m2
Terrace & Green House Dance Studio
Male Change Open Stacks
Environmental Studies Fire
Project Room 20m2
Health & Human Development
Open Stacks Health & Human Development Fire
Featured Spaces Diagram
Project Room 12m2 Project Room 9m2 Project Room 9m2 Project Room 12m2
Internal spaces are visualised to illustrate the spatial quality and indicate how the spaces might be used
Senior Common Room
Bridge over Atrium
Terrace & Green House
West Exterior Perspective
The logic behind how the program layout
The material palette used to create the lively,delightful atmosphere
Klip Lok Roof Decking
Brushed Steel Balustrade
Acoustic Timber Batten Ceiling
Lynsaght Zenith Dominion Exterior Wall Cladding
Cement Acoustic Panels Interior Wall Lining
Terrace Timber Decking
White Marble Atrium Floor & Stairs
Polished Concrete Structure Finish
Light Scheme Timber Flooring
Exploded Isometric Elements
Blue stone Street Entrance Plaza
Sand stone Campus Pathways
Grass Lawn on Campus and Terrace
Blue Tiling Self-directed Learning
Green Tiling Class Learning
Yellow Tiling Physical Learning
Beige Tiling General Administration
Privacy Zoning Diagram
Class Learning Physical Learning Self-directed Learning General Admin
Function Zoning Diagram-Reflected on colours of wall tiling
FAVIA PAVILION Group Work*
Tutor: Lindy Hayter
PROJECT Favia Pavilion
PARTNER Jingyi Feng
*In this project, my role is mainly on 3D Modelling. In this case, form-finding and detailing in Grasshopper,with my partnerâ€™s assistance. My partner is more interested in prototyping, which I also participated in to provide my assistance.
LOCATION CERES Community Environment Park, Stwart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia.
FUNCTIONS Shading, Seating, Event Kiosk, DJ Booth
CLIENT CERES Community Environmental Park
GOAL The overarching idea is to create a multi-function pavilion that utilises the innovative phosphorescent. The pavilion we designed can be used as a a shading device, where people can rest in when thereâ€™s no event going on, it can also be used as a retail kiosk or DJ booth at times of events both day and night. At night the phosphorescent coated strings attached to the cones emit florescence, giving the pavilion another totally different life. The inhabitable quality of favia coral is also perfectly reflected on the pavilion
FORM Overall form is inspired by shelters in Nature and manipulated based on site condition The Tectonic of the pavilion is mimicking the mechanism of Favia Coral.
Form Adaptation The form was extracted from the umbrella-shaped fungus in the bush, and reconfigured based on the practical use of the pavilion and the solar condition on site.
Tectonic Configuration On the foundation of the overall form, details inspired by favia coral was added onto the pavilion. Sizes of the openings and numbers of the illuminative strings on the cones are reactive to the sun direction.
The Favia Pavilion lives two lives, one during the day, one during the night, lit up by the glowing phosphorescent.
The pavilion acts as a shading device, the cone closes up where the sun is most direct
The pavilion is covered with phosphorescent coated strings, glowing like corals at night.
Prototypes were made to test the structure, detailing and the lighting effects.
Prototype Details Cones: Polypropylene Strings: Phosphorescent Cotton Strings String Fixtures: Chicago Screws 3 mm Skeleton: Perspex 3 mm Skeleton Fixtures: Cold-formed Aluminium Sheet
Night Time Illumination Effects
SECRET - TUNNEL MAZE
PROJECT Secret - Tunnel Maze
LOCATION Herring Island, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
FUNCTION Secret Accommodation, Auditory Studio, Recreational Landscape
CLIENT Herring Island, Parks Victoria.
GOAL This is a landscape that houses a “Secret”. The main idea is to play with users’ curiosity and lure them to explore the unknown. There are three layers of walls at increasing heights of 2.5m, 3 m, 3.5m, outwards, rounding up three gardens in-between. Tunnels internally lined with reflective material are inserted through the walls and gardens and transport users to different locations in the maze. Routes are not easy. To reveal the secret, explore further, back and forth.
Point-Line-Plane, Mass, Frame and Infill are explored with three exercise
Frame & Infill
IDEA INITIATION The design initiated with a concepticle that represents the main element, Tunnels.
Concepticle I & II
Concepticle II Internal Effect I
Concepticle II Internal Effect II
Extracted from the TECTONIC exercises and case studies concisely transformed in to the final landscape design.
Site Plan & Analysis
Projection Room Projection Room
Moss Garden Unisex Private Storage
Private Storage Storage
Entrance Perspective I
Entrance Perspective II
Gravel Garden to Secret
SECOND SKIN - SLEEPING ARMOUR
Tutor: Joshua Batterham Russo
Sleeping Armour In Operation PROJECT
PARTNER Yan Jiao
* In this project, we evenly participated in each stage of the design process, including idea initiation, 3d modelling, pattern designing, fabrication formatting and prototyping, meanwhile always at each other’s assistance and support.
LOCATION University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Public Sleeping Pod, Personal Space Defining.
GOAL The project “Sleeping Armour” was designed to define personal space, when people need to have a power nap in a relatively public space, for instance, in a library, where users easily get drowsy and tired in-between study sessions. The “Sleeping Armour” features 3 layers representing 3 layers of personal space, the forms of which soften as its proceed closer to the user, sharpen as it faces the surrounding.
CONSTRUCTION DESIGN - WESTERN BACE INFO TRANSLATION
A. Soil Profile 1.Calyey SILT, red brown/ some BASALT gravel. -0.15 m 2. Silty CLAY, red/ brown, high plasticity, 0.15-0.6 m 3. Rock, Extremely/ highly weathered BASALT, light grey, 0.6-0.9 m
B.Footing system 4.Mass Concrete 5. Strip Footing, 450 wide SF1, 600 min depth, 4-L12 TOP and BTM. 6.Pad Footing, PF1, 2000 x 2000, 600 min socket into highly weathered BASALT rock, N20 bars bottom @250 CTS. Max. Each way. N16 bars Top a@250 CTS. Max. Each way. C. Main Structural Elements 7. Precast Concrete Column, PC1, 700 x 250, with transom supporting 1CB1, directly connected to pad footing beneath. 8.Preceast Concrete beams, 1CB1,700w x 600D, Fixed to PC1 but reinforcements and couplers. 9. Hot dipped galvanised deep steel truss, TR1, fixed to PC1, on cast-in Plate C4PB, by 100 x 12, cleat plate and galvanised bolts. 10.Exposed Laminated Beams, RB2, 30 mm Precamber, 600 x 115. 11. Parallel Flange Channel, RB1, 380 x 100. D.Floor system. 12. In-situ suspended ground slab, SL 72 TOP, SL92 BTM, 30 Cover, LAP 1 GRID + 25 mm on 0.2 Polythene Membrane. Compressible cardboard to form void. 13. First Floor slab, 300 mm HOLLOWCORE + 80 mm Max Creed, SL82 for reinforcement. 14.RB 14, 200 x 75 PFC, secondary floor beam on bridge, 15. RB 15, 200 UB 25.4, secondary floor beam on bridge. 16. PU 2, C200 15 @200 CTS Max, 1 row bridging. 17. PU3, C150 50 @200 CTS Max, 1 row bridging.
PROJECT Western BACE Section Study
E.External Wall 18.Hollowcore formblock, 190 x 400 x 200, lift structural wall. 19. Solid block work, 190 x 400 x 90, external block veneer with weepholes. 20. 70 mm cavity, insulated with 50mm Polystyrene reflective foil board. 21. MC1 , metal cladding steel sheets, 294 face , 0.7 thickness. 22. 90 mm R4.5 Insulation panel underneath the metal cladding. 23. Steel perforated sun shade supported by RHS.
26 FFL 135.5
10 21 25
F.Window and door. 24. Aluminium window frame, glazing 800 x 1700, 50 frame. G. Roof structure. 25. RA1 45x 90 MGP @1200 CTS Max. 26. Verisclad insulated roof decking, incling to the south 1.5 degrees.
ARCHITECT Six Degree Architects
22 23 FFL 131.9
LOCATION 222 Ferris Rd, Melton South, Victoria, Australia 13
EXERCISE Axonometric Construction Section Drawing, Construction Section 1:20 Model
The main focus of this case study project if to learn about construction in details and reason about construction logic in a realistic case as well as construction materials, manufacturers and different trades.
1st step, is to gather information from drawings and the building itself and translate those information into a 3-dimensional manner, a Axonometric drawing. 18
2nd step is to physically model out the part of the building to learn how everything goes together in a building with hands.
Section M 6
N Scale 1:20
Sectional Model is made based on the axonometric drawing to understand the construction further
First Floor Hollow-core Slab Detail
First Floor Sheer Plane Connection
Bridge Connection Detail
Floor Slab Detail
06 2 SECOND CITY
The Manifesto in Collage and Text Portals Through Us
2 Seconds City Portal, Transformation, Individuality
Tutor: Sabrina Morreale Valerio Massaro
A fundamental property of portals is transforming. Portals are the senses we use to perceive. Through these portals, things we perceived are transformed as parts of our unique selves. Things we do as who we are, also make effects on others through those portals of theirs, senses. GIF creates movements , that could potentially show continuous processes of going through the portals, where transformations happen.
PROJECT 2 Second City
GROUP AA Summer School 2016, Unit 5. Led by Sabrina Morreale & Valerio Massaro.
Information taken in by us is transformed, and transforms us as well, making each one of us unique. Unique in the way we do things, which transform the environment. Our senses, are our transforming portals. Ourselves, are the portals of the world, transforming it as time lapses.
* The whole unit did a final presentation as a group with every memberâ€™s work. The works shown on this page are individual work.
LOCATION Architecture Association, 36 Bedford Square, London, UK.
FUNCTION Showcase perceptions of the city of London in seconds via the medium of GIF
GOAL GIFs capture the very essence of London, also the very essence of our perceptions of London. The project proposed by Unit 5 is about showcasing a collective perception of London delivered through numbers of GIFs made by our unit, each one of which has a unique perspective, meanwhile, exploring the relationships between fragment and whole, what you see and what you think.
07 SOUND FOREST 2015
08 HUMANITARIAN DESIGN SUMMIT
Engineer without Borders
Photography: James Rafferty
PROJECT Productive Procrastination Installation- Sound Forest
LOCATION Cussonia Court, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
LOCATION Som Pompilia, Jasdan & Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
FACILITATOR ABPL Faculty, Engineer without Borders.
Auditory Interactive installation to accomplish productive procrastination
The objective of this field study is to spread design ideas that could potentially aid peopleâ€™s daily life as seeds to the rural areas of India for the people to develop further after studying and researching on field about peopleâ€™s livelihood, lifestyle, living conditions and issues they might be struggling with at length, as well as practising human-centred design in a hands-on manner and learn about sympathising and communicating with all the stakeholders and be mindful of all the information in the design process.
GOAL The installation was designed to encourage productive procrastination by providing users with such percussion instrument to play with, which refresh users mind and allow them to get back to work more productively.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Thank Hella Franziska Wigge Josh Batterham Russo Veronika Hamid Khalili Sabrina Morreale Valerio Massaro Jyoti Chaudhary Annie Howard Mittul Shah-Vahanvati James Rafferty Scott Daniel Lindy Hayter Benjamin Shields Huiseung Sarah Song Yan Jiao Jingyi Feng And many more Sincerely For your guidance, help and encouragement along my path :)