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Application For MArch of Gatech Boxian Zhao bersonzhao2019@gmail.com


CURRICULUM VITAE

PORTFOLIO INTRODUCTION EDUCATION

From a certain point of view, architecture is undoubtedly more like a life form. It not only has birth, sickness, death and material energy exchange, but also can rely on programs to self-replicate in the future. Therefore,

Bachelor of Architecture 09/2014 - 07/2020 Tongji University of Architecture/Shanghai, China

for architecture, humans are more like playing the role of God. We have never stopped exploring the relationship between man and God, which is same of architecture.

WORK & ACTIVITIES Mapping of ancient architecture in Shezu autonomous county, Zhejiang

2018

Homestay Renovation of Cave Dwelling Summer Practice in Shanxi Province

2018

Promotion Activity for Garbage Classification in Tongji University

2019

Summer Camp in the Netherlands, Renovation Program of Massilo Factory

2019

Site mapping, model, digital drawing, layout

With a strong interest in exploring the complex relationship between architecture and people, I selected four projects, which could reflect my thinking and skills. “Cube cloud” aims to explore whether in the increasingly

Earn 8000 rewards and Responsible for concept design and final presentation

ZHAO BOXIAN No.1239 Tongji University Siping Rd, Shanghai

Responsible for site design, structure construction, activity scheme and presiding

dense urban life in the future, especially China, we can create a variable building model to achieve the purpose of saving resources, improving efficiency and at the same time satisfy most people's demands as much as possible; In the “Connection Activator” project, I hope to start from the campus nearby, analyzing

Responsible for site design, diagram drawing, future plan

the cause of land waste, looking for potential, and developing more possibilities; Record Hotel is based on the underlying emotional demands of people, starting from the couple ’s psychology, intending to creating a

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AWARDS

bersonzhao2019@gmail.com

more novel relationship between people and the building; Finally, the Bank skirt is based on the old factory,

Second Awards at Construction Competition in Tongji University

2016

Annual Outstanding Work-Folklore Museum

2017

Outstanding Work at Huagongfang International Construction Design Competition

2018

First Place at Design Summer Camp in Tongji University

2019

Organizer: Tongji University

hoping to integrate the existing resources around it, with the intention of making it a landmark building with less intervention. The four projects have different starting points, but the goals are very similar --- on the basis

ABOUT MYSELF

Organizer: Tongji University

In the age of individualism, I was not keen to find myself. In my opinion, constant thinking is the most important thing. In this age of change, I will never stop changing. Apart from satisfying the never-end curiosity of knowledge, I just want to find the most comfortable posture to live

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TOEFL:102 Listening: 28

Reading: 29

Speaking:22

GRE:321+3 Verbal: 153

Quantitatives:168 Writing: 3.0

Writing: 23

Organizer: Guangzhou International Campus

Organizer: Tongji University

of exploring the relationship between people and architecture, creating value and a better life In my opinion, an architect is more like a chef. What he does is closely related to everyone ’s daily life. It is so ordinary, but you won’t listen to your mother to tell a set of obscure theories before cooking. She must first fill everyone's stomachs, secondly try to make as delicious as possible, and finally, if she has the additional time, she can figure out how to make dishes look more attractive. If only fill hunger, life has no fun at all,

SKILLS Rhinocerous

Keyshot

Autodesk CAD

Tspline

Adobe Illustrator

Sketchup Pro

Grasshopper

Adobe Photoshop

Substance Painter

Vray

Adobe Indesign

Autodesk Maya

Lumion

Adobe Premiere

Revit

and if only care about the appearance, life will lose its true quality. The goal of the architect is purely simple. Those so-called adherence to various genres is not the most important. Therefore, in the process of solving problems, we must raise our thirst for knowledge to full marks and learn to use various skills as much as we can. Finally we must be clear all the time that architecture should be people oriented, should serve every individual. This is my understand of how to confront the changeable future, which also accords to your school’s motto---"Progress and Service"


BANK SKIRT WAREHOUSE RENOVATION OF SUZHOU RIVER

RECORD HOTEL RECORD & COUPLE & ARCHITECTURE

CONNECTION ACTIVATOR ACTIVATE POTENTIAL ACTIVITY IN CITY CORNER

CUBE CLOUD PROBE INTO FUTURE CUSTOMIZED URBAN LIFE

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CUBE CLOUD

PROBE INTO FUTURE CUSTOMIZED LIFE

As a senior experimental project, this solution is based on the mobile architecture theory of the famous architect Yona Friedman, and explores the variability of today's architecture under the rapid development of information technology. In order to show a mature and highly feasible solution, we also studied modules such as drone transport technology, Business model, interaction design, etc. in addition to architecture.

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Location:Yongjia Rd, Shanghai Area:3500 ㎥ Collaborator: Liu jiayin Contribution: conceptual design, digital model, interaction design, drawings Academic work in second semester of senior Time:03/2019-06/2019


market gym KTV

Emotion Need

Substance Need

park

Needs

psyco clinic cafe theater

Information Need

Basis

urban farm

office

library

Individual needs are diverse, from emotion to material, from information to social. However, from the perspective of the group, these needs have certain commonality, and the commonality determines the reproducibility of the demands. Therefore, in the early stage of the development of the industrial era, the level of human productivity has changed, but it still has not reached the level of satisfying each individual customization,so people’s life have been accustomed to following the needs for a long time. This also determines that throughout the 20th century, urban planning has strong functional division characteristics.

Drawed by Yona Friedman

Thesis Background

People follow needs

But after entering the 21st century, people are experiencing this unprecedented technological revolution, productivity and information levels have exploded, robots and 5G technology have continued to mature, and individual customized needs have been unprecedentedly met. In the future, there will definitely be larger and more mature customized urban life. Therefore, from the perspective of urban space, which technical means should we apply, which management mode should we use? How to achieve this lifestyle? This project is based on these three points to explore how to efficiently create future urban life.

Experimental base

Needs follow people

In 1958, Yona Friedman published his first manifesto : "Mobile architecture". It described a new kind of mobility not of the buildings, but for the inhabitants, who are given a new freedom. To be compared with Piano and Roger’s projects, his work is more about flexibility. Mobile architecture is the "dwelling decided on by the occupant" by way of "infrastructures that are neither determined nor determining". Mobile architecture embodies an architecture available for a "mobile society". To deal with it, the classical architect invented "the Average Man". The projects of architects in the 1950s were undertaken, according to Friedman, to meet the needs of this make-believe entity, and not as an attempt to meet the needs of the actual members of this mobile society. The teaching of architecture was largely responsible for the "classical" architect's under-estimation of the role of the user. Furthermore, this teaching did not embrace any real theory of architecture. Friedman proposed then teaching manuals for the fundamentals of architecture for the general public.The spatial city, which is a materialization of this theory, makes it possible for everyone to develop his or her own hypothesis. This is why, in the mobile city, buildings should : 1. touch the ground over a minimum area 2. be capable of being dismantled and moved 3. be alterable as required by the individual occupant.

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Return

Step1: Beginning

Step2: Development

Step3: Mature in each block

Step3: Connection

Customer Job

Time Return

Time

Net income Cash flow Operation cost Capital return rate

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App for Commitee

Category

Structure

Cube creating

Delievery

Auto-check

Supermarket Public service Barber shop

Commercial Office

Urban farm

Residential Pub

Landscape

Cafe

KTV

Laundry shop

Estimated number of users

Estimated area

Estimated floors

Creat New Cube!

Departure: XXXXXXXX Destination: XXXXXXX Contact: XXXXXXXX Distance: XXX Estimated time cost: XX

Business Model

APP for users

APP for comittee

Requirements

Purchase

Residents

detail

Electricity

detail

Light

detail

Temperature control

detail

Ventalization

detail

Water pressure

detail

Construct

Factory

Commitee Feedback

Steucture Stability

Suggestion

Logistics

Guide

Vote

Job demands Space demands

Installation Process

Build COMPLEX Data

Data Cloud Recycle

Data Cloud Analysis People Analysis People Analysis

App for Commitee

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Office (1 cell)

Hotel (1 cell)

Mini Shop (1 cell)

Snack (1 cell)

Mini Garden (1 cell)

Temple (2 cells)

Pavilion (2 cells)

Dance Room (2 cells)

Cafe (3 cells)

Inside Farm (4 cells)

Clinic (4 cells)

Club (4 cells)

Salon (4 cells)

Library (6 cells)

Mini Gym (6 cells)

Classroom (6 cells)

Gallery (7 cells)

Children Playground (9 cells)

Big Firm (9 cells)

Lecture Hall (12 cells)


App for Users

Renderings

Cafe

Roof Garden 6


Small Apartment

Inside Farm

Salon

Urban Farm

Roof Garden

Cafe

Education Institution

Mini Hotel

Terrace

Library

SECTION A

Coffee

Book Store

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Installation Art

Gallery

Mini Bar

SECTION B

Gallery

Rest Area

Park

Company


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CONNECTION ACTIVATOR The original intention of the project was to discover abandoned areas on campus and try to activate them. I chose this base because the area is on a school boundary and the conflict is more intense. These conflicts have led to the abandonment of large tracts of land, but also indicate more opportunities at the same time. Although the plan is based on traditional location and needs analysis, I hope to be able to explore the possibility of new relationships between students, young workers, and residents through the guidance of space and the configuration of flow lines. 9

Location:Siping Rd, Shanghai Area:5000 ㎥ Individual work Academic work in first semester of senior Time:09/2018-12/2018


The site is located in the southeast corner of Siping Road Campus of Tongji University in Yangpu District, Shanghai. To the east is Siping Road, an urban expressway. Opposite the road is the new campus of Tongji University under construction and a large number of residential areas. The west side of the site is the only 400-meter playground at Tongji University. Yangpu District is one of the most densely populated areas in China. The average house price is around 20,000 US dollars per square meter, so large playgrounds are very attractive to citizens. However, the site has been in a state of desolation and does not match its lot properties. After analysis, the most important cause is that the road surface of Siping Road is too wide and the traffic volume is large. Based on this circumstance, this design aims to revive the urban corner space, and further surrounds the three basic objects of residents, students, and white-collar workers, giving the space a higher value potential

Speed km/h

Siping Rd Everage in Shanghai

Traffic Flow Number/min

Time

Siping Rd Everage in Shanghai

Time

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Site Analysis

Value Genarating Process Public Communication

Creative Environment

Social Experience

Privacy

Club Activity

Entertainment Accessability

Exercise

Information of Community

Community Activity

Communication

Accessability Route

Entertainment

Sports area

Green Land

Office/School

Public Space

Distribution

Due to the blocking of Siping Road, residents cannot reach the area's only playground for exercise activities in the fastest and safest route. So the average time cost for walk is close to 70% of the actual exercise time

The population density of this area has reached 27,000 people per square kilometer. In this densely populated area, the public space is scarce, so the connection with limited public area as a node appears to be particularly important.

The population composition of this area is divided into three categories: residents, students, office workers. Due to the extremely high population density, there is a greater possibility of interaction between the three.

Residents Road Exercise

Traffic

Education Public

Walk Residential

Time

Function

Residents Staff

Entertainment Other activity

Young Staff

Students

Community Program

Office Green land

Self-study Area

Space Flexibility

Residential

Accessability

Red light

Entertainment

Exhibition

Other

Roof Garden / Big Stairs / Square

Students

Entertainment

People Book Shop

Restaurant

Fitness Room

Community service Firms Bar

Student Activity Center

Public Space Garden

Community Party Space

Gallery

Pubil Living Room

Tea House

Show Case

Cafe

Social Cognition

Connections

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Roof Garden

We-work

Survey Data

Work Instruction

Sense of Participation

Sense of Participation

Professional

Potential Employment

Young Energy

Lecture Room


Space Genarating Process

1.Get axis and functional partitions from Preliminary analysis

2.Get three countyyards and organize traffic flow based on them

3.Push and pull to get the grandstand and roof garden

4.Get the running track and connect with the opposite area

5.Internal space deliberation with boxes

6.Organize different functional space based on preliminary research

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Plan 1

Plan 2

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1. Gym 5.Presentation 9.Cafe 13.Storage

Student Activity Center 13

2. Gallery 6.Activity room 10.Restaurant 14.Office

3.Lecture hall 7.Security room 11.Bar

4.Entrance hall 8.Floorless 12.Kitchen

1. Shop 2. Office 5.Book shop 6.Storage 9.Entertainment 10.Service

3.Floorless 4.Artist studio 7.Cafe 8.Club room 11.Digital education


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RECORD HOTEL

RECORD & COUPLE & ARCHITECTURE

This is one of the most interesting projects I have ever done. When I received the task for a theme hotel, the first idea that flashed in my mind was the record. As a rare antique on the market, the record carried many childhood memories. Therefore, I want to use the characteristics of the record to record the sound, to explore the meaning of the building's life and people's psychological feelings. I hope this will open up a new way of thinking about the relationship between building and people.

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Location:Experimental project Area:32 ㎥ Individual work Academic work in first semester of junior Time:09/2017-12/2017


Backgound

Translation

In ancient times, people almost passed word only by mouth. It was not until the industrial era in 1873 that Edison invented the gramophone to completely change this situation. Records also came into being. However, this 10-inch record has a lot of shortcomings. Its speed is too fast, resulting in a short playing time, only about 10 minutes. The vinyl record we are now familiar with appeared in the 1950s, But the emergence of digital music has greatly hit the record industry. Digital music is compressed and stored in binary. This method will affect the sound quality to a certain extent.However, the record is different, because the sound wave is converted into mechanical vibration, which can guarantee to save it without any quality lost. This is also an important reason for the rise of vinyl records nowadays, which also becomes my inspiration.

Motivation Technical Strategy

"Record Hotel" is a small-scale building. The target group is mainly couples. Starting from the record, it studies its development history and production principles, and translates the meaning carried by the record into the building through space and construction methods. Therefore, this solution is not only a space design, but also covers my thinking about the life of the building and people's psychology.

Master Burn

Sonic wave >>>>>> Electric current >>>>>> Digital data

Vinyl records have a wider range than digital music, for the latter is compressed by computer

Silver Plating

Cadmium Plating

Material Resin, Burin, Sensor

Cadmium Plating

0.06 ㎥

25 min

Remove Silver & Master

PVC Pressing

Record Done

PVC Pressing

Record Done

153.1 ㎥

212D

Low requiremen for sound quality

Burin Sensor

7.5m

Sonic wave >>>>>> Electric current >>>>>> Mechanical energy

12 inch

6.5m

Psycho-Pattern Shellac Record 10inch

Advent of Big Radiogram Depression

The Second Avent of War Vinyl record 12inch

Popular of Cassette

Flourish of Pop music

Advent of CD

Collection of Vinyl record

Boom of Record shop

Commeorate

Participate

Expose

Overhear

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Privacy is a very sensitive topic for most people. The first reaction to this wall that can record the voice of life is to be alert, as if someone is eavesdropping next door. In fact, there are many ambiguities in life, and it is precisely those behaviors that try to break through traditional cognition to make many people get pleasure from it. Therefore, the "record hotel" is challenging privacy to a certain extent, but no one knows whose sound it is. Where your voice is engraved, even if it is found, it is like finding a needle in a haystack from the sound with worrying quality. But for couples who live only one day, this is a completely new experience. The sound of sex will be recorded, but no one knows. At the same time, you can also explore the voice of others. You only need a small hard card to hear the record. The lives of others are on the wall, and these are also the lives of this building, a real testimony 17


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BANK SKIRT

WAREHOUSE RENOVATION OF SUZHOU RIVER

How to give new functions to old buildings in the urban context of the new era is the focus of this project. Under the guidance of instructor, we learned many classic cases such as ARUP Melbourne Office, Shanxi Re-veil Factory Renovation and so on. Therefore, we focus on how to explore the more possibilities of the old building by reconstructing the boundary from the perspective of the needs of the block.

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Location:Yanqing Lane, Shanghai Area:1250 ㎥ Collaborator: Liu jiayin Contribution: conceptual design, digital model, diagrams, drawings Academic work in second semester of junior Time:03/2018-06/2018


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low

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Average Rent

low

People Density

Deficiancy of Pubilc Space

Commercial Subway

Office

Line12

Institution Residential

Line8

Public Traffic

Green land

Functional Distribution

Public Green Land

The project site is located at 230 Yanqing Lane, Xiamen Road, Shanghai. It was used as a port warehouse 50 years ago and has been abandoned for many years. It is adjacent to the Suzhou River in the north and the Lanes residential area in the south. From the perspective of location analysis, this place is close to the railway station, People's Square, Nanjing East Road, and the Oriental Pearl Tower, so it has high investment value. However, from the perspective of the situation of the base itself, there are many problems, such as low land utilization, inadequate surrounding supporting facilities, and severe shortage of public space. Therefore, the design goal is to expand the radius of influence while retaining the northern facade of the building and its structure, make full use of existing resources and activate the potential of the block

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Community Gallery

Shade Facade

Roof Farm

Public Star

Spiral Star

Vertical Complex

Mini Exhibition

Book Shop

Cafe

Multi-floor Street

Bank Gallery

Airflow Guidance

Inside Garden

Bar

Assembly Area

After the preliminary investigation and analysis, we have proposed a number of plans to maximize the value of the old factory itself and the surrounding urban environment. Finally, we have decided to divide the old factory into four parts, and carry out highly targeted renovation and design of these four parts. , But also consider the organic combination between them. First, for the riverside part, I hope to make full use of the riverside landscape through the form of corridors. Second, the office area will be lowered to increase the level and form an atrium. Third, the middle part of the factory will be opened to connect the riverside and residents. District; Finally, add supporting public activity facilities in community streets


Reservation Strategy

Interior Strategy

Old warehouse

Long Old Wall

Original Structure

Generation Process Car

Residents

People

Worker

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First floor plan

Second floor plan

Atrium

Office Area 24


Light planting soil Polyester non-woven water filter 80mm ceramsite drainage layer 40mm C20 fine stone concretv Fine sand protective layer A layer of polymer coil 1:6 gangue concret for slope 150mm concret slab Pressure steel plate Steel hanging bars Steel keel Aluminum gusset ceiling

Pandomo floor Cement mortar leveling 80mm XPS 0.030W/m¡K 150mm concret slab Pressured steel plate 200x200 HW Steel Steel hanging bar Steel keel Aluminum gusset ceiling

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OTHER PROJECTS SELECTED

CORNER MARKET IN CN DIST (Internship)

CITY COMPLEX (Academic work)

2018

RESITENTIAL AREA DESIGN (Academic work)

2018

HONGKOU PORT URBAN DESIGN (Academic work)

2018

FOLK MUSEUM (Academic work)

2017

MOUNTAIN CLUB (Academic work)

2017

AIRBNB DESIGN IN HUZHOU (Internship)

2019

RENOVATION OF LOESS CAVES (Competition)

2018

2017

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Profile for Berson Zhao

Application for 2020 Master of Architecture of Georgia Institute of Technology  

Portfolio of Boxian Zhao, College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, Shanghai

Application for 2020 Master of Architecture of Georgia Institute of Technology  

Portfolio of Boxian Zhao, College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, Shanghai

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