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PORTFOLIO 2013-2017

Shiyu Wu +1(734)846-5193

Shiyu Wu 2222 Fuller. Ct., 905A | Ann Arbor, MI. 48105 | | +1 (734) 846-5193 EDUCATION 2016 - 2018 | University of Michigan | Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning | Ann Arbor, MI., USA Master of Architecture (with GPA 3.881) 2010 - 2015 | Shenzhen University (SZU) | College of Architecture and Urban Planning | Shenzhen, China Bachelor of Architecture (with GPA 3.66|Rank 2/70)

EMPLOYMENT 02/2018 - 03/2018| Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates| New York, USA Spring Break Externship ◆ One-week Decorative Panel Study of Xuhui Waterfront Business District Project. 05/2016 - 06/2016 | LWK & Partners (Shenzhen) Ltd. | Shenzhen, China Intern Archtiect ◆ Developed conceptual sketches for Huakai Creative Basement Project and helped with schemetic design. ◆ Drew all diagrams of Huakai Creative Basement Project, organized and published its bid pacage. ◆ Designed poster for internal project. 03/2016 - 04/2016 | Nansha Original DEsign (NODE) | Shenzhen, China Intern Archtiect ◆ Provided proposals of concept and programs of Dapeng Academy Project ◆ Designed details of roof and conjunctions, drew architectural drawings and made physical model of Yongqing Community Renovation. ◆ Precedent study of renovation of traditional chinese building. ◆ Modified archtiectural drawings of former projects. 07/2013 - 08/2014| LWK & Partners (Shenzhen) Ltd. | Shenzhen, China Undergraduate, Student Intern ◆ Provided conceptual and program diagrams and administrative support of Chengdu Residence Project. ◆ Drew architectural drawings of Wuhan Sales Office Project.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE 2017 | Academic field trip to São Paulo with Maria Arquero De Alarcon and Ana Paula Pimentel Walker. 2015 | Academic investigation of Pearl River Delta with Alfredo Brillembourg and Charlie Koolhaas for 2015 Urbanism/Architecture Bi-city Biennale (Receptionist and Translator). 2015 | Academic visiting of Shenzhen with student groups of University of Virginia led by Pro. Li Shiqiao (Tour Guide). 2015 | Commencement speech to College of Architecture and Urban Planning in SZU. 2014 | Value Factory Academy in 2013 Urbanism / Architecture Bi-City Biennale (Shenzhen). 2014 | L+CC Workshop in 2013 Urbanism / Architecture Bi-City Biennale (Shenzhen). 2014 | Berlage Winterschool in 2013 Urbanism / Architecture Bi-City Biennale (Shenzhen). 2014 | SZU Theme Studio "Parasitic Architecture". 2013 | "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science and Technology Works. 2012 | 2012 UA Creation Award & International Concept Design Competition (China).

VOLUNTEER WORK 2013 | Architectural Criticism Workshop: recorded the lecture and forum. 2011 | 26th Summer Universiade: Assisted with organization at water polo game.

AWARDS 2015 | Outstanding Graduate | Ranked the Second Place. 2014 | Shenzhen University Hao Ri Zi Scholarship | Ranked the First Place. 2013 | The Laboratory Open Fund Project in Shenzhen University | Ranked the First Place (Group prize). 2012 - 2015 | Suiadr Scholarship of College of Architecture and Urban Planning in SZU. 2012 | Scholarship of Outstanding Performance in Social Research | Ranked the First Place (Group prize). 2011 - 2014 | Scholarship of Excellent Academic Performance in SZU. 2011 | Outstanding Performance in Volunteer Work in the 26th Summer Universiade. 2010 | Shenzhen University Freshman Scholarship | Ranked the First Place.

SKILLS Language: Chinese (Native Language), English (Fluent). Professional Skills: Revit, Auto CAD, ArchCAD, Google Sketchup, Rhinoceros, ArchGIS, Grasshopper, V-ray, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Aftereffect, Adobe Premiere, Microsoft Office, Laser-cut, CNC.



[Recall the Tradition] Urban Design in Grotao, Paraisopolis, Brazil 02

[Aquatic Towers] Residential Buildings and Landscape Design in Detoit 03

[Recall the Tradition] Old-Town Teahous Design 04

[Stability & Mobility] Yitian Village Primary School Design 05

[Parasitic Building in City] Reuse the Negative Spaces between Skyscrapers 06

[Micro City ] Elementary School Design in Ann Arbor 07

[Huakai National Cultural Industry Demonstration Base] Practical Project during Internship 08

[Other Works]


EXPERIMENTAL EMERGENCY HOUSING Urban Design in Grotão, Paraisópolis, Brazil

Academic Work (MArch.) Group Work 2017.01 - 2017.04 Tutor: Maria Arquero De Alarcon, Ana Paula Pimentel Walker Site: Grotão, Paraisópolis, São Paulo, Brazil Collaborator: Xiyao Hu Contribution: Leader in design, Research, 3D model, Rendering, Diagrams, Physical model

Introduction: Environmental emergencies are one of the major issues in the Grotão, one of the areas with the highest concentration of vulnerable populations in Paraisópolis. The frequent floodings, fires and landslides destroy shelters, inflate the informal housing market and worsen the residents' living quality. The current housing policy couldn't meet the basic needs of community. This project provide a flexible and mixed-use emergency housing with a collection of amenities, infrastructures and open spaces for the affected people as well as the existing neighbourhood. With a temporary living and a permanent structure, this project aims to replace the rental voucher system and offer an alternative option for the current housing policy.

Fire Emergency in Paraisópolis Environmental emergencies are one of the major issues in the Grotão, one of the areas with the highest concentration of vulnerable populations in Paraisópolis. Flooding, landslides,and devastating fires are frequent and take with them the modest shacks that populate the steep slopes. The endless cycle of construction, destruction and reconstruction happens at a high cost, impacting people’s quality of life and making evident the lack of municipal resources to address the problem.

Plaza under the Tree House in Normal Condition

Mixed-use Housing with Infrastructures

São Paulo City system of social rental vouchers for use in the private market only provides a temporal, inadequate fix into the much larger problematic of environmental emergencies and the housing deficit. Rather than seeing the solution to fire and flooding as a cluster of provisional shelters, this project is characterized as mixed-use housing with generous collective amenities combined with social services, open spaces and infrastructure to offer temporary relocation, and to meet the basic needs of residents’ living.

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[“Normal� Condition] Kitchens, shared living rooms and dining rooms are sepereated from each housing units, so the units could be used as rooms of recreational and educational programs for the community when there are no emergencies cover. Sport fields, markets and other open spaces on the ground are also available. From the ground to the top, from the aquaduct to the housing tree, the public, half-private and private layers help to create a safer environment for affected residents.

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[“Emergency� Condition] When emergencies happen, all units in the housing trees are used for relocation. In addition, the shared kichens, dinning rooms function as usual, while the living rooms and other flexible spaces in the community hub are used for more accomodation with temporary housing units. The ground spaces are used for sources storage, temporary parking, temporary accommodation and smaller markets.




Residential Buildings and Landscape Design in Detroit, U.S.

Academic Work (MArch.) Group Work 2017.09 - 2017.12 Tutor: Craig Borum Claudia Wigger Site: New Center, Detroit, MI. U.S. Collaborator: Xin Shen, Dailin Zhao Contribution: Site research, Schemetic Design, Structure, Facade, 3D Model, Revit Model, Rendering, Diagrams, Physical Model

Introduction: In this project, we aim to solve the fooding issue in our site, provide more green and open spaces, create a city life of better quality, and at the same time, we use the towers and landscape as water collection and recycleing equipments to create a sustainable residential area. Water-related programs and common spaces on each floor are carefully designed within the building, so that the water could flowing down from the top of the building, which contributes to the water recycling as well as a unique spatial quality. As a result, there is a spiral figure on the facades.

Urban Situation

The project could develop along the railway, provide more green spaces and connect to the municiple urban project: Link Detroit.




Link Detroit: Bike & Trail Project A municiple project that aims to renovate the negative spaces along the trails and connect the midtown with the waterfront. SITE











Landscape Concept

Under the circumstances that there is a large area in Detroit that has the same fooding issue that caused by the railway, our project can be used in a large urban scale. So, the landscape design is connected with the railway, which can be extended to wherever there are railines. Beside the urban impact, the landscape of the project also has the function of collecting and filtrating rainwater, and providing good quality of water-related landscape. The water pounds on the site and water tanks underground will hold the water that filtrated and reused by the residence. Site Area: 80,100 Sqm Hard Ground Area: 36,810 Sqm Annually Percipitation: 0.1715cm - 4.165cm Needed Water Storage Column: 1,533 Stere Maximum Water Pounds

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Water Systems

The project contains two main water systems: the landscape water system that consists of water pounds and underground water tanks, the water system within the buildings that supports for the interior landscape and resident's daily water usage. These two water systems are connected at the bottom of the buildings.


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Clean Water Supply

Recycled Water Supply & Collection Waste Water Pipe Section Plan:



Open to Public

Water System within the Building

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Garden Exhibition




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The water collected from the sink and tub in each apartments will be reused to flush toilets. This water system has more complicated filtration process. The water-related programs are placed on various floors to create various spatial qualities.

Recreative Office Hotel Lobby Childern Grocery&Retail Exhibition Lobby Residential Lobby

The water tanks and filtration devices are placed on each three t e c h n i c l e f l o o r, w h i c h devided the whole building into three sections. Waterrelated equipments on each technicle floor will take in charge of its relative building section.

Interior Water Landsc Communal Space

Program Analysis

Common Space There are some water seed and plants in the towers to help with c l e a n i n g t h e w a t e r.

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Water Water Related Function

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Water Water Related Function

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Unit Organization

To respond to different population structures in the site, five types of residential units are organized within the tower to meet for various needs from the residents.

Unit Type A - Studio 66

Unit Type B - 2B1B 18

Unit Type C - 1B1B 20

Unit Type D- 1B1B 22

Unit Type E - 3B3B 24

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Floor Area: 1,076 Sqft Scale: 1/7’’=1’

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Floor Area: 1,614 Sqft Scale: 1/7’’=1’

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4”x4” Brick Stucco 1/2” Sheathing 2” Rigid Insulation Vapor Retarder & Air Barrier

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Enlarged Facade and Wall Section at Window Opening

Balcony with Plants

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RECALL THE TRADITION Old-Town Teahouse Design

Individual Work. Extracurriculum Work Private Program, Architecture Design. August - September 2015 Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

With plenty of crossed alleys, Yangzhou is a historical city full of traditional culture atmosphere. Located in the centre of the old city area, the project tries to interpret Chinese tradition through modern architectural language and create Chinese culture atmosphere to arouse people’s memory of those old times.

Site Analysis The site is located in the center of old-city area in Yangzhou, only 300 meters away from Ge-yuan, which is the most famous Chinese garden in this city. Surrounded by local traditional dwelling houses, the Tea House connects a main street and a meandering alley together, plays an important role in transition space. Based on its location and context, the project aims to plant semi-publicity into the privacy, transite prosperity in the main street into the tranquility in the meandering path. Corresponding to the Chinese cultural spirit of Ge-yuan, the project applys modern architectural language in limited space to recur the unique quality of Chinese traditional garden's field.



Ge-Yuan's Spatial Sequence Analysis






Winter-Yard Spring-Yard


[The spacial rhythm] Chinese garden emphasizes flexible arrangement of various space scales. Ge-Yuan combines main scenes with the theme of four seasons with a series of small scenery spots to create a dramatic spatial experience. The view changes at every turn, which enhances the sense of rhythm and enriches experience in limited space.

Dwelling house Alley Closed space Open space Main scene Winding path

[The meandering alleys] Responding to the alleys’ net in the city, Ge-Yuan uses alleys to arrange spatial sequence and extend the depth of the garden visually.





Respect to Tradition [Sloping Roof] Reinforced concrete makes the sloping roof join the flats.

[Roof Structure] Wooden lattice frame structure shows respect to the traditional Chinese roof.

[Wall System] With different methods of building brick walls, boundaries of the rooms are weakened.

[8 Scenes] Eight sceneries's themes and positions are coordinate with the Eight Diagrams.

Inheritance of traditional courtyard

Wall axises

Sight axiese

Courtyard layout

Visiting route

Neighbourhood Context With its continuous sloping roofs, the project vanishes into its neighbourhood context in the old-city area, while is still distinct to other traditional dewlling houses to a certain extend.








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First Floor Plan

1. Projection Room 2. Grandpa's Room 3. Wind Yard 4. Winter Yard 5. Tearoom 6. Summer Yard 7. Kitchen 8. Office 9. Lotus Pool 10. Earth Yard 11. Reception 12. Autumn Yard


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[2] Entrance Reception Teahouse



Exit Meeting Room House


[3] Corridor Teahouse Autumn Gardon

Teahouse Teahouse Corridor



Wind Wall Alley

Meeting Room House Teahouse Restroom Office Lotus pool

Viewing Plat Corridor Teahouse Winter Gardon

Teahouse Corridor Teahouse Teahouse Meeting Room

Courtyard Development

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Sight Sight Sight Sight

Space Space Space Space

Most traditional Chinese dwellings show a typology of the space arrangement with a series of courtyards. Walls separate yards clearly, the route is defined and spaces are monotonous.

Change the routes to stretch the walking length and enhance the depth of spaces.

The rhythm of space scale are various, therefore affects the field of view. The space is no more monotonous, but still similar.

Broke the traditional plan pattern and rotate part of walls in the certain angle. Irregular walls blur the boundaries of neighbor yards, create various senses of spaces and enhance the rhythm sensation of whole route.

Spatial Element Chinese traditional garden pursues a profound inherence and poetic emotion. It adopts various methods to enhance and extend visitor’s spatial experiences in the limited space. Corresponding to these Chinese garden’s features, three relevant different space methods are applied.

SpatialSpatial layer &layer Permeation & Permeation Spatial layer & Permeation Spatial layer & Permeation

Hide &Hide Hint& Hint Hide & Hint Hide & Hint

[Frame - spatial layer & permeation] Frames in various scales provide abundant space layers, which are also connected to each other to create flowing spaces. [Corridor - hide & hint] Hiding and hint change the visual distance of further scene. [Stairs - look-up & overlook] Multiple viewing heights affect visitors’ feelings about nervousness and easiness, which makes spatial experience more impressive and vivid.

Route Analysis Traditional Chinese garden follows such architectural rules like ‘Vagueness, Uncertainty and Contradiction’ that it avoids the clarities and orders. Like oriental landscape art, the project emphasizes abundant and flexible spatial experiences that it combines a series of open spaces and closed spaces in the route arrangement.

Take-out Take-out Take-out Take-out

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Look-up & Overlook Look-up & Overlook Look-up & Overlook Look-up & Overlook

Main Sceneries Arrangement The project arranges its yards with the theme of Eight Diagrams (Bagua). The element of wind, water, sky, pool, earth, fire, thunder and mountain correspond to eight directions according to the diagrams.

Wind passes through the holes and there goes the music!

Wind Yard

A well! This represent the winter!

Winter Yard

Lotus pool stands for the element of autumn.

White sands on the ground shows the characters of this yard.

Beautiful scenery! Just like standing on a small hill!





Micro City

Elementary School Design

Academic Work Individual Work 2016.09 - 2016.12

Introduction: The project regards the new elementary school as a micro city for students. Two main streets are introduced into the site, which divides the building into four parts with differenct themes: Tutor: Steven Mankouche lecture, laboratory, self-studying and sport. The main concept is Site: Ann Arbor, MI. to create inner city in Ann Arbor, and introduce new sub-urban places in existing sub-urban area to reactive the neighborhood.








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110(ft) Elevation 2





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National Cultural Industry VII Huakai Demonstration Base Construction Practical Work, 2016.05 Changsha, Hunan, China Company: LWK & Partners (Shenzhen) Ltd. Contribution: Concept Design, Section Drawings and Diagrams


Entry| Perspective 入口透视图| Street Perspective 沿街透视图

Perspective of Entrance

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Perspective of Plaza


Facade Design

North Elevation



场地剖面 Section

East Elevation 东立面图

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Section 2 1-1 剖面图



Section 1 2-2 剖面图


Futian Public Art Center Design Located in an old neighborhood, which is tore down by the industrial impacts, the project aims to connect two desperated neighborhoods together with carefully designed loop indoors and outdoors.

Image & Object Transfered from the collages of physical chair's photo into a three-dimensional model, the Chair tries to explore the in-between status between 2D image and 3D model.

Hot Wire Bling The project is derived from the structural relationship of the helical [nucleotides] in DNA. The double-helix toolpaths of the project are figuratively connected by the web of the ruled surface, representing the nitrogen bases [Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Thymine].

The McGuffin Exploring the famous number of the musical "Swing Time" and cutting a montage of the scenes, the McGuffin explores the comparison between layering and the three-dimentional maze-like spacess.

Congested Performance With the theme of immersive theater, the theater box aims to present a building with all rooms without any corridors to create a intensive spatial experience. Multiple windows with various orientations enable people to see abundant performences while they are standing on one place.

Ambiguity Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's work, the reflection of the mirrors and the colorful dots on the edges blur the boundaries of objects and create an infinite ambiguity with in the space.

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