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Design Portfolio Mengli Pi 743074 Bachelor of Environments Year of completion - 2017


00 EDUCATION

FEB 2015 - DEC 2017

Bachelor of Environment

University of Melbourne

AUG 2013 - DEC 2014

Foundation Studies

Trinity College

SEP 2011 - JUN 2013

High School

Mengli Pi

Contacts Tel: 0431261127 Email: pi_bobby@yahoo.com 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, I’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.

EXPERIENCE

DEC 2016

Humanitarian Design Internship

Engineer Without Borders Gujarat, India

JUL 2016

AA Summer School

SKILLS

Rhino Grasshopper Revit Auto CAD Photoshop InDesign Illustrator

UNIT 5: 2S Second London, UK


CONTENT 01

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MULTI-INTELLIGENCE

LEARNING CENTRE

FAVIA PAVILION

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TUNNEL

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SLEEPING

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CONSTRUCTION

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2 SECOND

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SOUND FOREST

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01 - 04

MAZE

ARMOUR

DESIGN

CITY

HUMANITARIAN DESIGN INTERNSHIP

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09 - 011

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MULTI-INTELLIGENCE LEARNING COMPLEX

2017

Tutor: Individual

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 Gardener’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 doesn’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,

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SITE

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-Adjacent to main traffic vein -Isolated from busy surroundings

Site Plan

Accessibility

Foot Traffic

Interaction

Noise

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.

2F 2F

Balcony

2F

Cafe

Balcony

1F

Fire

Fire

Fire Kitchenette

Kitchenette

Escape Stadium

GF

GF

Escape

Meeting Room

Manager’s Office Coach

Laboratory

Meeting Room

PE Classroom

Storage Room

GF

Escape

Meeting Room

Craft Workshop

GF

Public Theatre

Digital Archive

DAT

DAT

Bleachers

Closed Reserve

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Meditation Room

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Senior Common Room

Fire

Project Room 9m2

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Project Room 9m2

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Terrace & Green House Dance Studio

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Female Change

Open Stacks

Male Change Open Stacks

Environmental Studies Fire

Rehearsal Room

Fire

PE Classroom

Open Stacks

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Escape

Environmental Studies

Project Room 20m2

Fire PublishRoom

Escape Escape

Health & Human Development

Fire

Aerobics Studio

Escape

Escape

Escape

Open Stacks Health & Human Development Fire

Fire

Escape

Escape

Atrium

Featured Spaces Diagram

Fire

DAT

Escape

G-2F

Art Workshop

Fire

Ground Floor

1stFloor

2nd Floor

Project Room 12m2 Project Room 9m2 Project Room 9m2 Project Room 12m2


VISUALISATION

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Internal spaces are visualised to illustrate the spatial quality and indicate how the spaces might be used

Atrium

Senior Common Room

Stadium

Bridge over Atrium

Terrace & Green House

West Exterior Perspective


ZONING

MATERIALITY

The logic behind how the program layout

The material palette used to create the lively,delightful atmosphere

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Private

Public

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


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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 partner’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 there’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

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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.

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DOUBLE LIFE

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The Favia Pavilion lives two lives, one during the day, one during the night, lit up by the glowing phosphorescent.

Day Time

Night Time

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.

Front

Right

Back

Left


PROTOTYPING

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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


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SECRET - TUNNEL MAZE

2016

Individual

Tutor: Veronika

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.

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TECTONIC STUDIES

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Point-Line-Plane, Mass, Frame and Infill are explored with three exercise

Point-Line-Plane

Mass

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


IDEA FORMULATION

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Extracted from the TECTONIC exercises and case studies concisely transformed in to the final landscape design.

Site Plan & Analysis

Plan

Secret Secret

Projection Room Projection Room

Cleaner’s Cubicle

Media Room

Amenities

DAT

Amenities

DAT

Cleaner’s Cubicle

Media Room

Moss Garden Unisex Private Storage

Toilet Unisex

Toilet

Public-

Private Storage Storage

PublicStorage

Sand Garden

Underground

Underground

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Entrance Perspective I

Moss Garden

Entrance Perspective II

50mm

510m m

15m 10m

N15m

N

Gravel Garden to Secret

Gravel Garden

Sand Garden

Gravel Garden


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SECOND SKIN - SLEEPING ARMOUR

2016

Group Work*

Tutor: Joshua Batterham Russo

Sleeping Armour In Operation PROJECT

Head Rest

Sleeping Armour

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.

Inner Layer

LOCATION University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

FUNCTION

Intermediate Layer

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.

Protective Layer


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CONSTRUCTION DESIGN - WESTERN BACE INFO TRANSLATION

2017

Tutor:

Individual

Benjamin Sheilds

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

FFL 137.0

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

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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

GOAL

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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.

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FFL 127.9

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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.

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Section M 6

N Scale 1:20

PI-MENGLI-ABPL30041-T13-AXO M


RECONSTRUCTION

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Sectional Model is made based on the axonometric drawing to understand the construction further

Sectional Model

Roof Structure

First Floor Hollow-core Slab Detail

Parapet Detail

Structural Connection

First Floor Sheer Plane Connection

Bridge Connection Detail

Footing Detail

Floor Slab Detail

Internal Lining


06 2 SECOND CITY

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The Manifesto in Collage and Text Portals Through Us

2 Seconds City Portal, Transformation, Individuality

2016

Group Work*

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 member’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.

SCAN


07 SOUND FOREST 2015

Tutor:

Individual

Hella

08 HUMANITARIAN DESIGN SUMMIT

Franziska Wigge

2017

Field Study

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.

FUNCTION

GOAL

Auditory Interactive installation to accomplish productive procrastination

The objective of this field study is to spread design ideas that could potentially aid people’s daily life as seeds to the rural areas of India for the people to develop further after studying and researching on field about people’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.

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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 :)

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