PORTFOLIO Ran Cao 2011
Selected Work Graduate Work
Cultural Institute Comprehensive Studio
Undergraduate Work Art Experience Center
Fashion Design & Art Work
Cultural institute Cincinnati Design Academic Work Date: Fall Quarter 2011 Independent Work Tutor: Douglas Graf
Cityscape W. 14th St.
W. 14th St.
The site is located near the cityâ€™s main cultural buildings group, between Washing Park and downtown area. The concept starts from the entrance of the city of Cincinnati-----Water and Bridge. By sitting the Cultural Institute in water, the site act as a isolated island in the center of the city, making the building group a distinct place for studying and preserving city culture. The bridge connects the downtown area, Cultural Institute and cultural building group together.
Memorial Hall Church W. 12th St.
W. 12th St.
Water W. Central Pkwy.
W. Central Pkwy.
Assistant Director Secretary
b First Floor Plan
Bird eye view
Second Floor Plan
Green spaces and public spaces
landscape, public spaces and green spaces shared by the public
green spaces shared by the scholars and administrators
Sections a b
water and green spaces shared by the scholars and families
Comprehensive studio Expatiates I Franklinton, Oh Design Academic Work Residential Development Date: Winter Quarter 2011 Group Work: Norman Ai, Eugene Calara, Ran Cao Tutor: Michael Caldwell, Robert Livesey
Concept In order to shape a â€œhome from homeâ€? living environment for the expatriates in the site of Franklinton, Columbus, we created a community living development by build community in both Macro and Micro field. In Macro field, the three courtyards from hard cape to soft cape create different scales of enclosure for the residents. From Market Courtyard to Private Courtyard, the irregular routes in the ground level allow people to meander through the site. In the Micro field, by removing some units in the massing, the pockets created form semi-private gardens shared by the neighborhood. Markets, Cultural Center and Community Center are amenities providing spaces for cultural activities and community services. As for fenestration, by employing vertical and horizontal controllable louvers and colorful plaster, the variable facades give identifications to the residential development.
r oa st B dS tr ee t
Massing Glass Shutters -visible vs. invisible
Residents Level -“micro” neighborhoods
Courtyard Level -“macro” neighborhoods
TB RO A
Basement Level -parking & circulation ST AT E
WEST MAY AVENUE
WEST BROAD STREET
SOUTH STATE STREET
WEST MILL STREET
Art experience center Design Academic Work
Public Building Design Date: 11/2007----02/2008 Independent Work Tutor: Yang Liu
Concept The site is in the city center. There is a big city part on the southeastern part of the site and a small one on the southwestern part. Both parks have clear axis with a crossing point, which is about in the northeastern position of the site. In this way, the site plays a central role in the surrounding area. So this proposal intends to complete the southeastern axis with the Art Experience Center.
Adult Experience Conference Center Kids Experience Existing Building
Perspective view Due to the glass envelope system, People walking outside would see inside activities clearly. People inside the building could also see the city and people's activities outside. Thus, this building import city life inside and communicate with the city environment outside.
First Floor Plan Conference Center
Second Floor Plan Exhibition Hall
Children Experience Center
Concept The design series used architectural graphics symbols as the basic patterns of the T-shirt. T-shirts for males contain architectural graphics pattern of stair plan, stair section, coastline and compass . T-shirt for female contains first phonetic alphabet J of Chinese Characters ĺťşç‘ (architecture) and English word ONE as the basic pattern. This design won the Second Prize in Class T-shirt Design Competition.
T-Shirt Design Show
T-Shirt Design Show