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Portfolio

2014-2017 Selected Works

Dailin Zhao Master of Architecture University of Michigan/ Taubman College Bachelor of Architecture Chang'an University/ School of Architecture


Content

01 SPARKS TUNNEL

A Device Designed for Children with Autism

02 HIDE IN THE CROWD

Rennovation of Seven Sages Youth Hotel

03 AQUATIC TOWERS

High-rise residential Towers Design and Water Management Strategies Design

04 IN THE WOODS

Lingshui Psychiatric Hospital Massing and Facade Design

Other Works Ann Arbor Middle School Design Reconstruction of Red and Blue Chair Swirl Building Nanjing Xingzhi Office Park Facade Rennovation Beijing Mentougou Cancer Hospital Tangshan Hongci Hospital


01 SPARKS TUNNEL

A Device Designed for Children with Autism


Children with autism or SPD have a hard time engaging in the activities or environment around them. Our team planned to design a device related to architectural space and digital technologies to interact with children with autism. After observing the behavior and doing research on children with autism, we decided to use technologies and space to arouse children’s senses of audition, touch and sight. We aim to simply imitate an ordinary living environment and help the children to engage with different senses at the same time.

Course: Arch 509 Engage Taubman College/ UMich Type:Teamwork Tutor: Sean Ahlquist Duration: 09-12/2016


Construction Process Construction Process

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Drill holesDrill in the aluminum extrusion frames. holes on the aluminum extrusion Then, connect them with joints.

frames. Then, connect them with joints.

MDF Board 

Place MDF boards theinside frames. Place MDFinside boards the frames.

Fiberglass  Rod Memory Foam 

Two Layers of Fabrics 

Use fiberglass rods to rods buildto the structure. Use fiberglass build the structure. After that, place the memory foam on the After that, place the memory foam on the boards and cover the foam with fabric.

boards and frames and cover the foam with fabric.

Cover the structure with another fabric, Cover the structure with another and cover the first layer of fabric with a fabric and cover the first layer of fabric with a transparent piece.

piece of transparent one.


Technical Process

Sound Tunnel 

CPU  Projector 

As for the images, we chose the one with colorful sparks, which will follow the children's swipping movements, and the Pure Data will read the position of the movements and change the sequence and volume of the sound.

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02 HIDE IN THE CROWD

Rennovation of Seven Sages Youth Hotel


Among all the famous sights in Xi’an, Seven Sages hides in the crowd and enjoys its own peace. At this site, the west two yards lost their ability to attract customers, because it is really far away from the main entrance in the east. So the main goal is to bring vigor to these yards. Considering the architectural history, I thought preserving part of these traditional buildings should be the top priority. By following the original urban fabric and imitating the form of these old buildings, more public function was added to this hotel. The rennovation of the youth hotel aims to attract customers and at the same time respect the historical buildings and culture.

Course: Architectural Studio 4 Chang'an University Type:Solo Tutor: Fei Nie Duration: 11/2014-01/2015 Related Software: Revit; AI; Sketchup; PS


Cultural Background

China

Shaanxi

Xi'an

Old CIty Wall

One day, when I walked along the north City Wall of Xi'an, I found a quiet place with old trees and clean streets called Seven Sages, which came from an old story that seven recluses hided in a small sage and they drank and wrote poems every day. Just like Tao Yuanming, man of letters from East Jin dynasty once wrote:

On the rich land with a beautiful pool, growing were bamboo, mulberry and the like. Everywhere was in good connections with crisscross footpaths between fields where cocks' crying and dogs' barking could be faintly heard, and all the farmers were plowing, sowing or weeding back and forth. The clothing of men or women was similar to the people outside. The people, old and young, felt happy and pleased with themselves. ------《A Note on the Peach Blossom Village》


Rennovation Analysis

Original Fabric

New Fabric

Original Circulation

New Circulation

Original Courtyards

New Courtyards

Original Layout

New Layout

Original Public Area

New Public Area

Original Active Zone

New Active Zone

According to the feedback from customers, yard No.7 and No.8 can not attract enough people to live there. On the contrary, Yard No.2 atrracts the most visitors and it is the most active zone in Seven Sages. So I decide to reconstruct Yard No.7 and No.8.


Building Division with Layers

Roof

Added Walls

Reserved Walls

Ground Floor Area


Roof Transition

South entrance of Yard No.7.

This block is divided into three parts based on the fuction.

Regard each part as an individual object.

Create the shape of the roof.

Create the shape of the roof.

Create the shape of the roof.

The roof provides a rise-andfall model, which can attract more attention.

Break the integrity of the roof according to the function.

Add a high wall in front of this building to emphysis that there is an entrance here.

The renewed buildings are presented. This renovatioin can arouse visitors' curiosity to see around.


Facade Melting into Surrounding Context

Master Plan

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Rennovation of Structure System

The original buildings were supported by the gable walls.

Tr i a n g l e m e m b e r s w e r e supported by columns.

The rennovation changed the buildings' structure type. Columns were added to support the structure.

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METAL STANDING SEAM ROOF CLIPS OVER REARING PLATES SELF ADHESIVE UNDERLAYMENT POLYISOCYANURATE INSULATION MECHANICALLY FASTENED

METAL DECK AIR PLENUM


Section

In this rennovation, I kept the sloping roof to guarantee the entities of traditional spaces and create solance. More public places are arranged here to attract customers, and most traditional walls are preserved. Now, Yard No.7 and No.8 provide people with more public engaged function to enjoy the quiteness of Seven Sages.

Section Plan


03 AQUATIC TOWERS

High-rise residential Towers Design and Water Management Strategies Design


In this project, we aimed to solve the flooding issue caused by the lifted railway, not only in our site but on a larger urban scale. At the same time, we used the residential towers and water-related landscape as water collection and recycling equipment. So the Aquatic Towers will contribute both to the storm water storage and grey water reuse. In the meantime, in order to make the residents and public aware our water recycling and collection technology, water-related pulic spaces in high quality will be designed for the residents and citizens.

Course: Arch 672 Studio Taubman College/ UMich Type:Teamwork Tutor: Craig Borum, Claudia Wigger Duration: 09/2017-12/2018 Related Software: Revit; AI; Rhino; PS; ID; Vray for Rhino


Current Situation More than 6 inches of rain fell in some parts of Metro Detroit on Aug. 11, 2014. The rainfall ranked as second-heaviest single-day rain event in Detroit since record keeping began. Rain continued to fall in the days that followed, and officials in Warren, one of the communities hardest hit by the flooding, estimated $231 million in total property damage to 22,782 affected homes and buildings. State police, similarly, asked motorists to stay off the roads due to standing water. "All freeways in the Metro area are currently experiencing flooding at different points," the state police warned. "Also remind everyone to not drive through standing water as it is hard to determine how deep the water is." Commuters found themselves stranded and people were literally swimming and canoeing down residential streets. Cars floated along highways. While it doesn't appear flooding will reach 2014 levels in Metro Detroit, more rain was expected Tuesday. ------ MLive,Posted Aug 29, 2017

Map of Flooding


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Green Space

URBAN APPLICATION Our design strategy can be extended to all the abandoned railways and Urban Situation connect the urban bicycle lanes. Water Pond Qline

Railway

Scale: 1/130’’=1’

Seasonal Effects on the Landscape

Maximum Water Pounds Areas Maximum Water Maximum Water Pounds Pounds Areas Areas in Summer Site Area: 80100 sqm Hard Ground Area: Site Area: 36810 sqm80100 sqm Hard Ground Area: Annually Percipitation: 36810 sqm 4.165cm 0.1715cm---AnnuallyWater Percipitation: Needed Storage 0.1715cm---Volumn: 15334.165cm Stere Needed Water Storage Volumn: 1533 Stere

General Water Water Pounds Areas in Dry Pounds Areas General Water Seasons Pounds Areas


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Site Plan 1/30” = 1’

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Aquatic Towers

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Aquatic Towers

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Site Organization Total Site Area FAR GFA Dwelling Unit Count Dwelling Unit Area Building Height: Number of Floors Greenspace Percentage Total Greenspace Area Parking Type Number of Parking Units

783,754.47SF 4.1 114,469SF 150 199,848.04SF 490FT 38 12% 12,000SF Underground 150

Number of Units Studio(@ 66 units) 1 BR (@ 108 units) 2 BR (@ 18 units) 3 BR (@ 24 units) Residential Retail Hotel Office Kindergarten Fitness Center Swimming Pool Cafe Gaming Room Exhibition

150 51,150SF 65,066.8SF 27,885.77SF 55,771.55SF 199,874.12SF 7,746.05SF 30,984.19SF 11,619.07 900SF 1,549.21SF 3,098.42SF 1,549.21SF 1,549.21SF 17,815.91SF

Landscape concept Under the circumstances that there is a large area in Detroit that has a flooding issue caused by the lifted railway, our project can be used on a large urban scale. So, our landscape design is connected with the railway, which can be extended to wherever there are railways. Besides the urban impact, the landscape of our project also has the function of collecting rainwater and providing good quality of water-related landscape.


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First Floor Plan Scale: 1/16’’=1’

Exhibition Entrance

QLine Station

Residents Entrance

Entrance to the Parking Garage

Entrance to the Parking Garage Shopping Mall Entrance

Shopping Mall

Shopping Mall

Shopping Mall Entrance Train Station Entrance

Train Station

Train Station

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Outdoor Water Landscape with Public Engagement

Indoor Water Landscape in Communal Space

Water Pounds of Collected Rainwater


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Building Section

System 3 Potable Water Supply In order to save the energy used to bring potable water to higher floors, there are there technical floors with water tanks that will serve the residential floors beneath them.

System 2 Greywater Harvest and Reuse The greywater is collected and filtrated. Then it will be used to flush toilets.

System 1 Storm Water Harvest and Reuse The water pounds on site are used to save storm water for landscape irragation use.

Sewege System 4 Blackwater Drainage The blackwater will be led out to the city sewege.

      


Building Facade

In order to let the water flow down from the top and at the same time provide the residents with good water-related communal spaces, we arranged the position of public spaces inside the building on each floor. As a result, there is a spiral figure on the facades.

Unit Type A - Studio 66

Unit Type B - 2B1B 18 Unit Type A - Studio 66 Unit Type A - Studio 66

Unit Type C - 1B1B 20

Unit 2B1B Unit Type Type B A -- Studio 18 66 Unit Unit Type Type A B -- Studio 2B1B 66 18 Unit 2B1B A Unit Type Type B C -- Studio 1B1B 18 66 20

Unit Type D- 1B1B 22

Unit Type B - 2B1B Unit Type C - 1B1B 66 20 Unit Type 2B1B Unit Type BB- -2B1B Unit Type Unit Type DC -1B1B 1B1B 18 22 20

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Position of Entrance North Elevation Scale: 3/32’’=1’

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Unit Type

Unit Type A - Studio Unit Type A - Studio Floor Area: 538 Sqft Scale: 1/7’’=1’

Unit Type D - 1B1B

Unit Type B - 2B1B

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

Unit Type D - 1B1B

Unit Type B - 2B1B Floor Area: 1,076 Sqft Scale: 1/7’’=1’

Unit Type C - 1B1B Floor Area: 807 Sqft Scale: 1/7’’=1’

Unit Type C - 1B1B

Unit Type E - 3B3B Floor Area: 1,614 Sqft Scale: 1/7’’=1’

Unit Type E - 3B3B


Typical Floor Plan

Water Water Related Function

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04 IN THE WOODS

Lingshui Psychiatric Hospital Massing and Facade Design


Lingshui is an autonomous county in Hainan, China, where the government put all their efforts on improving the quality and number of infrastructures. In this county, most people are Li people, which is one of the national minorities in China. This project is located on a site that has an existing hospital. The new hospital is asked to include a general hospital for the surrounding villages and a psychiatric hospital for patients to convalesce. It is also important to mention that Lingshui Psychiatric Hospital corporates with Hebei Medical University to train professional psychiatric doctors and nurses.Also, there are really great natural landscape resources in our site, which need to be fully made use of.

Company: AIA LIFE DESIGNERS L’ARCHITECTURE PARTAGÉE Type:Teamwork Leader: Simon Tsouderos Duration: 06/2017-08/2018 Related Software: AI; Rhino; PS; ID; Lumion; Sketchup


Topography and Massing Concept

MountainSide 山体轮廓

Community 村落

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Landscape Concept In this project, the topography and natural environment were highly evaluated. The orientation of the buildings was decided according to the terrain. Also, we made full use of the space between buildings and tried to recover the natural environment. So, the roof gardens and were added and at the same time can provide the patients a better place to convalesce.

General Hospital

VIP Psychiatric Inpatient

Conference Center

Education Center

Psychiatric Inpatient


Vertical Function Analysis

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Circulation Analysis

Logistics Circulation The Logistic Entrance is at the west side of the psychiatric hospital, which relieves influences on the other main entrances.

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Motor vehicles can have access to the general hospital and conference center. Patiences and visitors can be dropped off in front of the entrance. The parking garage is underground, with two entrances and exits.

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Pedestrians Circulation Pedestrians are mostly located near the inpatient buildings in order to bring the patients a quite environment. Besides, the surrounding excellent natural environment can be tranquility garden that brings the patients mental treatment.


Facade Concept

Traditional Li fabric pattern

Facade Transformation


Facade Design

Facade Type 1

Facade Type 2

Facade Type 3

This type is used for the general hospital and psychiatric inpatient buildings.

This type is used for the VIP psychiatric inpatient, conference and education buildings.

The third type is used for all buildings' ground floor facades.


Facade Type Analysis

Shading

Facade Type 1 The folded part creats shade.

Facade Type 1 The folded ribbon also provides space for a vertical garden.

Facade Type 2

Facade Type 2

The top extruded slab provides shading to the room, and a safety facility is added on the balcony.

The partition divides the big balcony into two smaller ones, and the view is still wide.

Facade Type 3

Facade Type 3

The louvers and the bamboos outside the glass wall give the indoor space enough shading.

Also the stone parapet and the bamboos on the 1st floor give the indoor space great privacy.


Other Works

Course: Arch552 / Taubman College Architectural Studio (Middle School) Duration: 09/2016-12/2016

Course: Arch516 / Taubman College Architectural Representation Duration: 10/2016

This middle school project is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, near a large area of forest and wetland. The idea is to use the form of lines to link the water management technology with the landscape, in order to show the students an environmentally friendly design attitude.

This image is a representation of the Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld. This representation aims to use transparancy to create a new chair with spatial implicity.

Course: Arch537 / Taubman College Fabrication Duration: 03/2017

Company:GN Architects Shanghai Branch Nanjing Xingzhi Office Park Facade Rennovation Duration: 06/2014-08/2014, Built in 2015

This experiment is trying to test a new structure type with a smaller floor area on lower levels and larger areas above, as floor numbers increase. Also, this structure can give more public spaces to the city and urban environment.

This project is in Nanjing China. The existing office building needed a new facade that can protect their privacy and at the same time provide more sunlight. My strategy was to use material with different transparencies and reflectance to achieve this goal.


Company:Architectes Ingénieurs Associés, Shanghai Branch Mentougou Cancer Hospital Duration: 06/2017-08/2017

This project is in Beijing, with two separated sites alongside a road. This project includes two hospitals. One is a general hospital, the other aims to be one of the best cancer hospitals in China with advanced medical equipment and a Proton Center.

Company:Architectes Ingénieurs Associés, Shanghai Branch Tangshan Hongci General Hospital Duration: 06/2017-08/2017

Tangshan Hongci Hospital was originally built in 1957. The client wanted to add new buildings for inpatients and medical technological space, under the circumstance that the hospital was still running. So the project was arranged in three phases to keep the hospital in operation. The administration building was required to be preserved, so the facade had to be continuous and integral. Tangshan is the city of phoenix. I chose red and orange to be the main colors of the facade, which can bring a positive atmosphere to the hospital.

The hospitals are designed in the same facade language and form, and they are connected by the medical street under the road. The design also creates large green spaces.

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