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PORTFOLIO Ran Cao 2011

cao.175@osu.edu 614-906-4661


Selected Work Graduate Work

Cultural Institute Comprehensive Studio

Undergraduate Work Art Experience Center

Fashion Design & Art Work


Concept

Cultural institute Cincinnati Design Academic Work Date: Fall Quarter 2011 Independent Work Tutor: Douglas Graf

Concept

Landscape

Cityscape W. 14th St.

W. 14th St.

Music Hall

Race St.

Washington Park

Elm St.

Race St.

Elm St.

The site is located near the city’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.

Downtown


Plans

a’

North

Hotel

Workshop

b’

Storage

Workshop

Cafe

Scholar

Assistant Director Secretary

Scholar

Secretary Secretary

Scholar Scholar

Auditorium Exhibition

Bookstore

Exhibition

Exhibition

Coats room

Exhibition

a

b First Floor Plan

Bird eye view

Second Floor Plan


Renderings Diagrams

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

Section a-a’

Section b-b’

a’

b’

water and green spaces shared by the scholars and families


Model photos

Elevations

East Elevation

South Elevation


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 “home from home� 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.


Market

Concept We

Community

r oa st B dS tr ee t

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ntow

Dow

Massing Glass Shutters -visible vs. invisible

Residents Level -“micro” neighborhoods

Courtyard Level -“macro” neighborhoods

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Basement Level -parking & circulation ST AT E

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Site Plan

WEST MAY AVENUE

TO PARKING

TO PARKING

+7’

WEST BROAD STREET

SOUTH STATE STREET

+0’

+0’

+7’

TO PARKING

TO PARKING

WEST MILL STREET

80


Sections

Units Plans

40

A5

20

40

40 20

20


Art experience center Design Academic Work

Diagram

Public Building Design Date: 11/2007----02/2008 Independent Work Tutor: Yang Liu

Site Analysis

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.


PLANS N

First Floor Plan Conference Center

Concert Hall

Second Floor Plan Exhibition Hall

Children Experience Center


Axon

MODEL Photos

DIAGRAMS

Office Tower

SECTION

Commercial Center

Office Tower

Food Square

City Park


Art Works


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


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