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Chun-yi W u Po rt fo lio , 2018

Time, Strasbourg 2015



The Design of Biomaterial in the Tectonics of Smart Buildings


Architecture Dissertation, 2015

Wall as genesis


Master Architecture Project, 2013

Urban-Habitat Architecture


Master Architecture Project, 2012

Alleys : A Relief for the City


Graduation Project, 2012

The Transit Station


4th Year Architecture Project, 2011

Museum + Private Business


4th Year Architecture Project, 2011

Appendix Other works Resume



Architecture Dissertation, 2015

The Design of Biomaterial in the Tectonics of Smart Buildings Advisor : Tay-Sheng, Jeng Duration : 12 months

SUMMARY As time progresses, whether it is nature’s changing conditions or human adaptation, architectural space must react to the change in circumstances that interact between people and the environments. Space will produce new appearances and feedback in response to change. Thus, materials become the increasingly research topic in order to deal with the very nature of change. This research attempts to explore the concept of materials, providing complex new spatial environments and forms, not only achieving innovative architectural expressions, different types of experiences in space and sustainable development, but also exploring the potential and diversity of materials. This thesis, with “biomimetic materials� as its main subject, explores intelligent building based on dynamic architectural surface design, the involvement of biomimetic materials in the process of construction, the ability to sense physical changes in the environment, and the capacity to self-adjust shape and size with folding mechanisms. The first step on the research is the full comprehension of the material properties and morphology control, with the organization patterns, connections, and folding structures, to make room for an elastic dynamic performance. This research conducted a series of experiments, studying the forms, construction and adaptation of materials. Using interdisciplinary technologies and practical models, analyzing the dynamic effects and using parametric design to synchronize both simulation and testing. Finally, this study presents how the natural conditions and environmental factors react together, affecting the form of the space, giving significance to the performance in a dialogue between construction and the material.

keywords : Self-folding , soft materials , shape memory materials , no-mechanical dynamic systems

Definition and Classification of Materials

Characteristics of Material


Interdisciplinary Integration

Testing of Material Experimental Loop

Record of Deformation

Blending of Materials

Property classification

Frabrication and Testing of Quantification



Geometry determined

Control With Parameter

Process of Experience Framework


Centripetal Prototype

Wood Glue Grid Array Grid Prototype


Double A

Triangle Array

Heat-Shrink Tubing Triangle Prototype

Quadrilateral Array

ABS Pipe

Quadrilateral Prototype

The Prototype : Evolution Process

[ Project A ] Construction of Triangle Components During the transformation process, the design stimulates the deformation characteristics of the triangle fabric modules. The both slope sides of the truss deformed under accuracy. Spatially, such as window on a rooftop, using smart device to control light inclination angle.

Parameter : switch : 15 secs Flexinol *2 Transistor *2

Pipe Componens : 4cm (length) 2mm (diameter) Flexinol : 0.375mm (diameter) 70 (°C) 15cm (length)



Shading system

[ Project B ] Construction of Quadrilateral Components During the transformation process, the design stimulates 4-side fabric modules, adjusting the parameters to form different gradient flow of patterns. e.g. window grill. Figure 2 shows light sprinkles on the grill and performing different layers of shadow.

Parameter : switch : 15 secs Flexinol *2 Transistor *2

Pipe Componens : 4cm (length) 2mm (diameter) Flexinol : 0.375mm (diameter) 70 (°C) 15cm (length)



Dynamic facade

[ Project C ] Construction of Polygon Components During the dynamic transformation of the deformation and control of polygon fabric module, the design sets parameters for stimulation and to take several time points to observe the process of stretching. In spatial design, he shading canopy hexagonal and polygon modules of the façade are shown in Figure 3. Using the environmental information, the design to drive and control the amount of deformation. e.g. the central point of a blossom flower, causing the deformation chain-effect. Besides, this could be used to combine heat insulation panel in order to block controllable amount of sunlight to enter the indoor space in the future.

Parameter : switch : 8 secs Flexinol *3 Transistor *3

Pipe Componens : 4cm (length) 2mm (diameter) Flexinol : 0.375mm (diameter) 70 (°C) 25cm (length)



Dynamic Facade

[ Project D ] Construction of Membrane Components During the transformation, a 10 x 5 matrix stimulating dynamic skin is used as show in Figure 4. Flexinol combined with white glue shows the softness and shaping ability of the material. Similar to the deformation of an air bag, the design presents dynamic transition effects through a vertical façade. In spatial design, the expansion of the patterns extends and increases the flows of gas and light. It reduces sunlight exposure while the patterns deflated.

Parameter : switch : 8 secs Flexinol *3 Transistor *3

Membrane Componens : 15*15cm (size) <1mm (depth) Flexinol : 0.375mm (diameter) 70 (°C) 20cm (length)



Shading Simulation

[ Final show ] Flexinol Kinesis Simulation Video

Physical Model 01 : ABS pipes, Epoxy and Oil Colors

Physical Model 02 : Kraft board & Soils


Architecture Design, 2013

Wall as genesis Advisor : Wang, Ming-Hung Duration : 4 months This project begins with the analysis of traditional Chinese facades in residential buildings. The focal point of this evaluation is to discover ratios between all the walls. Having gathered that information, countless new spaces can be generated with those same ratios but in different configurations, with different structures upon, as well as behind the walls. 01. Architectural Design 02. Abstract Development

L.R. C.R.



West Elevation





45cm 60cm









120cm 135cm




A system

B system

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(A+6A+A+2A+5A) : (B+3B) =15:4 layer 3



layer 2


layer 1

South Elevation

East Elevation

3 : 1

Study Model

01. Housing This image shows the different layers of roofing and the contrast of light and dark spaces they create.

The Entrance In order to have an elegant and spacious entrance, the use of different architectural elements, such as curved beams, is employed. The lack of beams and columns highlights the entranceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design.

Porch Yard

Family room

Sitting area


Foyer Entry

Living Room Dining / Kitchen

Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2



The Yard The back of the house greatly contrasts the front by being a picture of silence and simplicity. It contains a long porch and a serene living room. In between the posterior and anterior parts of the house and through the house, the main character of the whole design floats as a bridge that connects all areas yet divides the lively front and the quiet back.

Final Model

Study Model

02. Structure The design of the structure also follows the ratios of a traditional Chinese house. Foundations and walls set following these ratios are the basis of the new design.

The prespective Without losing the ratios of traditional Chinese architecture previously analyzed out of sight, new structural and architectural elements are added to the original walls to create varying shapes and aesthetic representations.


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Final Model


Architecture Design, 2012

Urban-Habitat Architecture Adviser : Kato Yoshio Duration : 4 months The Yolo Bypass Wildlife rivers will flow high in winter and that extreme weather events will result in floods. In addition, climate change will result in more rainfall earlier in the winter and less snowpack runoff later in the season, causing rivers to remain fuller for a longer period of time. It is to that area that water typically is released when reservoirs and rivers grow full during extreme wet weather. Therefore, flood control issues in the Sacramento Valley have always been a significant aspect here.

Waterfowl fly across the water of the flooded Yolo Bypass in Sacramento. 40°N

L scale 40°S

Site : Sacramento Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by damp to wet, mild winters and hot, dry summers.


M scale The area located between David and Sacramento

The outskirt are not that far from the town.

The creation of a different kind of space for the city’s residents to experience.

S scale The seasonal wetlands are flooded in September in preparation for incoming winter waterflow.

Main channel

Second Levee First Levee

First Levee

Minor channel

interstate 80 Factory



agriculture field






seasonal wetland





Being limited on the levees

Raising the volumes off the floor clears out the field of view.

The entrance that oppressed the space is relieved.

Pruducing a space

More people, more space.

Generate a wall as a space divider and visual target.

From solid to void

Add more

Add the entrance more interest!

Extend to approach the wetlands

Create view of different angle.

Add some natural space.

Parking of bicycle bridge

Agriculture field

Stair Grass & Slope

Dock Riverbank

The volumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is changed by the environment.

concept diagram


Approaching wetlands and creat riverbank.

Add more field let people learn planting.

Concept : Urban-Habitat The idea of this concept is to design the project using less solid walls to create new spaces with more native elements of this enviroment. Also, keeping the function of the levee and, transform into a reservoir. As a result, the new levee system can combine the wetlands and agriculture area. People can have a special experience in an urban-habitat.

Concept Sketch

Between Levees The first step is hiding the space into the ground , integrating the levee and the space to create decks that are easy to access. Another consideration is absorbing the winds from the wetlands to discard the heat from the interior. However, most important of all is intaking floodwater.

Ground Floor Changing Material Farm Learning

Second Floor Expansion of Wetlands Extention Plants


Architecture Design, 2012

Alleys : A Relief for the City Advisor : Bo-Yang, Lin Architect Duration : 9 months City life can be very busy and stressful. It is common to see people in big cities in a worse mood and with much more pressure than their rural counterparts. Cities need to provide their habitants a space to relax. Different spaces could easily do this, but with rapid urban growth, they are constantly blocked off or built in. The purpose of this project is to revive and renovate city spaces so they can provide a mental relief to its citizens.

Urban Research

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam


Traffic Flow

Traffic Flow




24 hours spaces

High Traffic Density

High Traffic Load

Traffic Jam

Traffic Load

Low Traffic Load

Traffic flow

Corriders and Arcades

Streets and Alleys

Pedestrian overpass and underpass

Public spaces : Supplying objects Xi-tun Road in Taichung City is the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest road, which makes it the connecting vein of many important landmarks of the city. However, there is one very important and large place that is not being utilized; the Xi-tun granary, established in 1940. The goal of this project is to reinvent the space.

Urban Objects



Outside Facade



Food needs

Storing grain


Air Circulation

Better air quality



Redirection of excess water



Cultural development




Knowledges News Sciences Arts

A Hub : the end of alleys The urban research shows as a result a street and alley system as a key element. Three architectural elements are also outlined: the outside faรงade, a transitional space, and the interior square.

The end of alley


Transitional Space

Inside Space

Sky Playgrounds

Plants Space - Experience Space for kids

Third level - Culinary communication - Corridors of Learning Area

Second level - Cooking studios - Learning areas

First level - Market square - Bicycle stores - Bakery - Rehearsal space

Exploded Axonometric View


2 3

1+2 / Graduation Show 3 / Children learning areas

The Site Plan : Between Market and School The ground floor is an inner square surrounded by corridors formed by the original granary as well as new spaces. It connects the new design with the neighborhood. The second floor has some extended bridges that connect the marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alleys. The main pathway weaves through all the floors, through new and old spaces. It contains curves and slopes, yet is a loop which makes it safer and harder for children to get lost in, without subtracting from the fun children can have. The third floor is a small garden where children can experience the agricultural process of planting, gathering and using produce in kitchens where adults can also share with other people in the community. The top floor is a large playground with sand hills and grass, where children and adults can have a nature-like experience within the city. Visitors can feel sand on their feet, touch plants with their hands, and look up at the sky.

The Fourth Floor

The Third Floor

The Second Floor


Architecture Design, 2011

The Transit Station Advisor : Fang-Chung, Tu Duration : 5 months A transit station is like a letter not in its physical form of a written message, but as a feeling of nostalgia of a letter from home. A transit station is not an unforgettable place, but a place where unforgettable memories are created. A transit station is not a place to go to particularly, but it is a place full of greetings and farewells. A transit station is not only a destination, but also a beginning. A transit station, big or small, gives an image of the city and its residents. The purpose of this project is to change the idea that a cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit station is only that, but the face of the city of Taichung; may people immediately know where they have arrived as soon as they see the transit station.

Concept : The park as a point of transition Improving the image of the city may start by diversifying the type of activities that take place in its transit station. With the addition of green areas and attracting people to this location as a leisurely activity, people can be found not only waiting for a bus, but also running, enjoying the scenery, or interacting with one another.

minor road

major road original station basin (site)

New city hall department store

Urban strategy



Changing the lost space into the core of city



A new role : an architectural form that is not a tower or has any specific form


The Blue roads

River and containment pond



Changes : Combine the landscape and waiting space


Vertical economy

Verticalize spaces for cars and pedestrians





Main roads





Follow the order of main roads



Containment pond

Flow and Density





Urban Analysis

Form follows the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pattern For one whole decade, behind Taichungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important road, a huge hole has been taking up space and negatively affecting its surroundings. With the issue of improving the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit station in mind, both concerns can be solved in one joint project that can transform an unpleasant landmark into a useful, aesthetically pleasing urban feature.

Front Facade

Lateral facade, facing the pond

1 2

3 4

1+3. Bus entrance 2. View of the transit station from the art gallery 4. The departure area

The cross section : West - East

The cross section : East - West

Arrival Hall

Pickup Area

Ground Floor

Roof Garden Drop-off Area Departures Hall Information Counter Departures Hall

Departure lounge

Third floor

Roof Garden

Departure lounge

Art Gallery

Second Floor Containment pond Bus lane Interior spaces


Architecture Design, 2011

Museum + Private Business Advisor : Cheng-Tao, Lu Duration : 5 months This project aims to reveal the archaeological richness of Taiwan. Located in the Yuan-shan area in Taipei, the site of this case contains remains of previous human civilizations, as well as natural fossils that reveal much about life in the area throughout history. However, the government lacks funding to attend to this areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archaeological findings. With the financial support of private business, this project can take off with a contract that will be mutually beneficial for the museum and the private enterprise.

Site Analysis This diagram analyzes how to extract information from the environment and follow such patterns in the design. The highway divides the site and the community, and also leaves an unused space under. Also, the main volume follows the form of the terrain, creating an evident relationship between the hill and the space.





Main Wall




Behind The Hill

Form Follow Flow Flow

Augmenting Area

Reference Line


Main line




Hill Outline

Under Highway





redundant and neglected spaces

The Blurred Line




New Surface

New Surface


The Boundary of Hill

+ +










Main Wall


Up and Down



Ground floor

Every five minutes... The train station in front of the site has a car pass by every five minutes. It is a great opportunity for exposure. The hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face with the historical remains can be partially seen by thousands of people every day in hopes of sparking interest to be visited.





Second floor

Inside Square

Main path

Third floor

Museum Entrance

Enterprise Entrance

Sunlight into Basement

Vertical Connection

Museum ( Basement )

- Exhibition - Gallery

Private business ( Ground Floor )

- Entrance - Lobby


Private business

( Ground Floor )

( Third Floor )

- Office - Laboratory

Museum ( Basement )

- Main Flow - Lobby - Ticket booth

- Landscape - Entrance

Other Works

Practice Sketch Subdivision : Coding by Processing




Additive robotic materialization Material : C2H3NaO2 ¡ 3H2OAcetic acid sodium salt ARM : ABB IRB 2600




PERSONAL Chun Yi, Wu No.41, Aly. 8, Ln. 583, Guomin Rd., South Dist., Tainan City 702, Taiwan (R.O.C.) +886960-371-182

Education Sept. 2012 - Jun. 2015

Master of Architecture Degree National Cheng Kung University | Tainan ,Taiwan

Sept. 2007 - Jun. 2012

Bachelor of Architecture Degree Feng Chia University | Taichung ,Taiwan

Professional Experience Sept. 2015 - Present

Media Manager (Full-Time), National Cheng Kung University Project of Cultivation of Humanities and Social Sciences Competence in Interdisciplinary Field Applications (HFCC)

Jul. 2015 - Aug. 2015

AR Designer in Art Center, National Cheng Kung University (Part-Time) Project : The Art and history in Campus : Augmented Reality Books

Feb. 2015 - Jun. 2015

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : Construction Tecnic of Steel Structure

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : Fine Art

Oct. 2013 - Jun. 2015

Laser Cutting Manager & Tutor (Part-Time) Creative Factory in NCKU

Sept. 2014 - Jan. 2015

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (8)

Sept. 2014 - Jan. 2015

Reasearch assistant (Part-Time) Project : the BIM strategy used in architecture energy-saving assessment and practice (Nanya Institute of Technology)

Sept. 2014 - Oct. 2014

An artwork restoration in Art Center (Part-Time), National Cheng Kung University Project : The Art and history in Campus : An Artwork Restoration

Mar. 2014 - Aug. 2014

App Designer & Exhibition Curator (Part-Time) Project : Smart Technologies for City : Exhibition (Kun Shan University)

Feb. 2014 - Jun. 2014

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENT DESIGN (2)

Mar. 2014 - Apr. 2014

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) International Workshop : Taiwan Project Visiting School Workshop (The Architectural Association X NCKU)

2013 Jan. - 2013 Jun.

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : Advanced Theory of Urban Design

Jan. 2013 - Jun. 2013

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction of Built Environment

Sept. 2012 - Jan. 2013

Teaching assistant (Part-Time) Course : Introducion to Architecture

Architecture Projects Aug. 2017 - Ongoing

Architectural Design Project : Private Housing Site Location | No.106 & 108, Beihua St., North Dist., Tainan, Taiwan

Nov. 2014 - Dec. 2014

Color & Material Simulation (Cooperation with Liu Mu-Hsien Architect Associate) Project : JIN-CHENG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Site Location | No.8, Yiping Rd., Anping Dist., Tainan, Taiwan

May. 2014 - Jun. 2014

Landscape Design (Cooperation with Chi-Yuan Interior Design Engineering Company) Project : D-Park, Taiwan Fertilizer company Site Location | No.15, Huadong, Hualien City, Taiwan

Apr. 2013 - Jul. 2013

Architectural Design (cooperation with Chi-Yuan Interior Design Engineering Company) Project : Zhiben City Art Hot Spring Hotel Site Location | No.63, Longquan Rd., Beinan Township, Taitung, Taiwan

International Workshop July 2016

Overseas Academic and Cultural exhanges Workshop (Tsinghua University X NCKU) Teamwork at School of Architecture, Tsinghua University | Beijing ,China

Mar. 2014 - Apr. 2014

Mountain : The AA Visiting School Taiwan Project (The Architectural Association X NCKU) Teamwork at National Cheng Kung University | Tainan & Taichung, Taiwan

Mar. 2013

Sheng-nong Street Inhabitation Workshop (Japan Women's University X NCKU) Teamwork at National Cheng Kung University | Tainan ,Taiwan

Oct. 2011

Between City and Metropolis Workshop (University of Southern California X Tamkang University X FCU ) Teamwork at Feng Chia University Library | Taichung& Taipei, Taiwan

Awards & Exhibition Jan. 2014 - Feb. 2014

An Visual Interactive Installation National Cheng Kung University Library | Tainan ,Taiwan

Jan. 2013

The Rolldot Project / Nominations Actuating Geometry in Design, Taiwan

Jun. 2011

Architectural Desig Competition / 2nd prize Department of Architecture Feng Chia University | Taichung ,Taiwan

Mar. 2011

Architectural Design Competition / Award for Outstanding Performance Taipei Architects Association, Taipei

May 2010 - Jun. 2010

Exhibitation of Structural System in Architecture Feng Chia University Library | Taichung ,Taiwan

Publications & Conference Presentation Nov. 2017

Speaker, Workshop : Community and Society DeamCity Building, Taipei, Taiwan

Jun. 2015

Dissertation : Biomimetic Design of Materials in the Tectonics of Smart Buildings

Extracurricular Activities Aug. 2015

Algorithmic Geometry Workshop Actuating Geometry in Design, Taipei

Aug. 2014

Workshop : Digital 3D Geometry Processing + Subdivision Algorithm Department of Architecture Tamkang University X Actuating Geometry in Design

Aug. 2013

ARM - Additive Robotic Materialization[uto Workshop Tamkang University X Taiwan ABB X Chang Yang Product Design X Actuating Geometry in Design

May. 2013

Folding Geometry Workshop (Morphological Studies in Architecture) NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan

Jul. 2011

SketchUp Workshop Google Earth, Taichung, Taiwan

Extra-professional Experience Jan. 2016 - Present

Course : Innovation and Creation, Teacher Deguang Catholic Senior High School

Jul. 2010 - Jun. 2015

Piano Teacher One on one

Jul. 2012 - Present

Ameteur Photographer Attribution : Exhibition, workshop, activities,

Professional Skills 3D Modeling, 2D Drafting & Scripting Rhinoceros with Grasshopper & Python Processing Javascript Autodesk : AutoCAD, 3Dsmax & Revit Architecture

Digital Image & Rendering Adobe CC : Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, Mental ray

Physical Modeling 3D printing, Laser cutting, Epoxy modeling

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