portfolio danwei zhang
urban design Zhang, Danwei
Date of Birth: 16/05/1988 Email: email@example.com Tel: 15000274582 Address: Guilin Road,Xuhui District Shanghai, China
PROJECT BACKGROUND Since the site of design is a private villa, which is located in a residence community, the design should be comfortable, private and individuality. This villa closes to river way owning a high water quality. Design should provide the users with continuous landscape experiences, and have both form and function. This blueprint takes out the final design by fully analyzing the site's situation and the service condition.
Task: Landscape Architecture Design Academic Work Area: Garden area 1832m2 Date: October, 2008 Design Tools: autoCAD, Photoshop CS3 Area of Design Area of Water
CONCEPT ANALYSIS MOUNTAIN ( Black Tortoise)
Resist the cold wave coming from the North in winter Convenient water carriage traffic and life Welcome the cool wind coming from the South in summer ROAD ( White Tiger)
The best house location chooses
RIVER (Blue Dragon)
POOL ( Rose Finch)
Gardens in Traditional Chinese painting
The negative back carries the sun in breast, this is a base and fundamental pattern that the dwelling house base location chooses in geomantic omen concept facing water and with hills on the back. Having such conditional one kind of natural environment and this comparatively enclosed space, is beneficial to forming the fine organism's habits and fine microclimate.
Chinese ancient graphic about Organism's habits circulation including gas, water and energy etc.
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site ANALYSIS -0.30 0.60 0.30 ±0.00 ±0.00
Erect the pattern simulating classical geomantic omen of Chinese upward , build seat Northern Dynasties south. The ups and downs using tiny landform symbolizes that the lie of a mountain in geomantic omen pattern fluctuates , pool symbolizes the rosefinch pool wit h imitation. Face water on one side of the building , be near to a road on one side.
Perspective 2 Perspective 3
GERNERAL LAYOUT 5 1
1~ DIY Planting Garden 2~ Medicine Herb Bowl 3~ Feature Wall 4~ Chinese Classical Pavilion 5~ Recteation wooder 6~ Classical Boat 7~ Outdoor Catering 8~ The Tree House
shrub and herb
See Vernal Plant system Annual Plant system ornamental shrubs
Fall Color Trees system Evergreen Plant system
PROJECT BACKGROUND Tai Cang City has a long history, with a deep culture, which has drawn a momentary literary excellence more on depending on gardens history especially. But with the times changes, the natural world and artificial are damaged, the structure of peopleâ€™s park is loose. And the layout is unreasonable while the spot is short comparatively. Achieve garden gimmick is obsolete. The Scale, facilities and the grade of the park could not fit in with its present city position and social development. So it should be made over.
PARK DESIGN Task: Landscape Architecture Design Academic Work Area: Park area around 75000m2 Date: May, 2010 Design Tools: autoCAD, Photoshop CS3, SketchUp
Literature Blue Quiet
Be Alone Thinking
MASTER PLAN GERNERAL LAYOUT
1~ Etrance Square 2~ Sketch 3~ Playground 4~ Totem Poles 5~ Show Square 6~ Tea House 7~ Exercise Plaza 8~ Wood Path 9~ Snack Plaza 10~Gallery 11~Monument 12~Tonghai Spring 13~Iron Crucible 14~Manmade Lake 15~Momiao Pavilion 16~Mid-lake Pavilion
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Strategy ANALYSIS 14
IDEA Take Significant Form of Water as the subject to build up a theme park, combining the culture of water transport during Pre-Qin. Carve up high and low naturally with the imitated Yangtze River into two parts. The northern part of the â€œYangtze Riverâ€? gives first place to the modernism while the southern part remained the classical style. This two secreted parts obey to the law of unity of opposites with setting up bridges.
design sketch and sections
Building Perspective A
+ all Perspective C
Originating from fishing, making its people living by fishing in ancient times, Shanghai has already developed into a bustling metropolis, which was divided into Shanghai Pu and Xiahai Pu in early days. Although Xiahai Pu wasn't based on fishing as a mainly industry, it still doesn't get rid of the poverty in old days. The base of this design is Xiahai Temple located in Xiahai Pu.
SAILING CRADLE Task: Conception design and Plan A work for 2010 IFLA student competition. Team Work: With 4 partners Area: 64000m2 Date: March, 2010 Design Tools: MS Office, autoCAD, Photoshop CS3, SketchUp
PROBLEMS & CHALLANGES Neon light will swallow Buddha light
Rapid urbanization makes Xiahai Temple cannot be changed timely.The wave of urban construction will soom engulf the Buddha holy land.
The poor surrounding circumstance
The culture of Xiahai Temple survives in the craks Fast-paced lifestyle and high-rise residential make people increasingly indifferent and the abnormal urban culture along with makes the culture of Xiahai Temple dying day by day.
The surrounding economic is backward The surrounding of Xiahai Temple is full of wretched folk houses; even it is difficult to find a restaurant until walking 500 meters away
Not having its own unique feature the detachment of the residents' life from the Xiahai Temple's development and the detachment of the residents' living condition from the whole Shanghai's development.
The improper handing of the inner landscape
Status analysis Xiahai Temple is located in North Bund Protected Area in Hongkou District, where the surrounding folk houses are wretched with the large population and the residents living in poverty, which makes a striking contrast to the condition in downtown. While belonged to Holy Land as Chenghuang Temple, Xiahai Temple shows a huge difference that its shops around the street usually have much smaller scale and the special industry relating to religion hasn't shamed up.
The local residents are kept from Xiahai Temple
Xiahai Temple totally becomes an earning religion institution
Even it is difficult to find a restaurant until walking 500 meters away. There are a lot of small retailers around Xiahai Temple, but most of them take their business operating without license accompanied with the severe sanitary condition on street. Because of a home for the old on the north side, old people become the majority in this area.
The development space of Xiahai Temple is limited and the temple is difficult to protect Cramped Space
Integration of temple and community
The Co-prosperity and Co-existence
Xiahai Temple covers 4800 square meters with a cramped inner space, not fir for large activities, which becomes a big obstacle to its development. The buildings in the temple were all repaired in 1996. However, the improper handling of the inner landscape, the mess arrangement of plants, the landscape facilities without unique feature and surrounded high rise buildings make a large discount in its religious atmosphere. Unobvious regional characteristics
The change of business philosophy
Fund-raising its update and development nowadays also should depend on its people, but not the profit site.
Joining of folk culture
The adding of a new culture blood makes the culture of Xihai Temple surroundings more dynamic
Improvement of environment conditions
Improvement of environment conditions
Integration of community and Shanghai
Innovation of Management
Monotonous community culture
Detached living environment construction
Entrance area: Open entrance plaza facilitates the people gathered and evacuation. Rest area: Close to the back door where is prepared for the residents nearby to get together, Viewing area: An area makes the Fangsheng Lake as the center, surrounded by green spaces. Meditation area: A private space is provided as a quiet meditation space with less interrupt. Core area: The place where is for visitors and Buddhist belivers to burn incense and worship Buddha. Conversation area: Provided for the visitors to communicate with each other, and to show the origin of Xiahai Temple and shipping culture with totem-poles. Exhibition area: A place shows shipping culture and history with relief walls of a rhythmic arrangement.
The participation and the sense of belonging of the residents is the basis for Xiahai Temple to Integrate into the community
Improvement of environment conditions Improvement of environment conditions
The improvement of culture and living condition may attract people having religious believes, and regional development will reveal its vigor Regional characteristics show up visitors flow rate rises; community economic and culture reveal vigor The condition of food and accommodation surround Xiahai Temple will get developed
Core Souvenir Funeral Severice Restaurant and Hotel Incense Severice
MASTER PLAN Design Idea This scheme is designed with the auspicious clouds and spoondrift patterns as the major elements. The auspicious cloud is the symbol of Buddhism while the spoondrift is the symbol of Shipping Culture. However, the Xiahai Temple accommodates these two cultures at the same time. The pattern of auspicious cloud is similar to that of spoondrift; the both of them are with liquidity and progressive. Since the shape of this area is similar to a bow of ship, this design implies the scene that the ship of Xiahai Temple is tracing the history origin led by the spoondrift, while carrying forward the Buddhist culture with the cover of auspicious clouds.
Perspective F Perspective A
PROJECT BACKGROUND Qibao campus of Shanghai Jiaotong University is located in Qibao town of Minhang district in the southwest of Shanghai. Qibao town formed in early Song dynasty and prospered in Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty. Thus Qibao shows the development of Shanghai with its one thousand year-history. The whole campus is divided into four areas which are teaching area, residential area, sports area and the farm area originally. The two old tree, small red chamber and Simian hall were protected till now. The main function of Qibao campus now is the base for educational training and scientific research.
DIALOGUE Task: Conception design and Plan A work for a summer workshop of SJTU and CU Team Work: With 4 partners (as leader) Area: 2580000 m2 Date: August, 2010 Design Tools: MS Office, autoCAD, Photoshop CS3, SketchUp, illustrator CS4
CONCEPT ANALYSIS SITE ANALYSIS
Fair between the Qibao Old Town & Campus Existing Condition
Landscape on campus Training Center
River in Qibao Ola Town Historical Building on campus
Land Use&Green Spaces
Recreational Space on Campus
Dormitory Test Field Minhang Sport Park
Near to the old town Precious Historical architecture exist
Public transportation is available
Amply of green space Little polluting industry Abundant funds of University
Rarely known by the tourists
Convenient traffic accumulates around Qibao Old Town
Divided distribution of green space Economically depend on the funds of government Decreasing student number
Introduce valuable historical heritage on our site to the visitors
Bring visitors for Qibao Old Town to the campus
Connect the separated green space resources Start new avenues of revenue Innovate the function of school facilities and buildings
CONCEPT ANALYSIS CONCEPT ANALYSIS Inspiration
The anger state of mind need be relieved in the natural environment
Delighted state of mind can bring about higher efficiency
The sorrowful mood needs to be cured in quiet space
Happy moment can be spent with friends doing sports together
Anxious moment needs to communicate with person and pour out
GENERAL LAYOUT 1~ Entrance 2~ Teaching Building 3~ Media Room 4~ Administration Building 5~ Hospital 6~ Training Building 7~ Teachers' Dormitory 8~ Students' Dormitory 9~ Dining Hall
10~Simian Ting 11~Doumu Ge 12~Teachers' Dormitory 13~Library 14~School History Exhibition Room 15~Walkway 16~Pool 17~Swimming Pool 18~Adiministration Room
19~Stadium 20~Tennis Court 21~Basketball Court 22~Green House 23~Hotel 24~Conference Center 25~Restaurant 26~Parking Area
Target Flowing, Architecture Inovation Destination & Using Time
CONCEPT ANALYSIS SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPE NODE
Introduction The hotel and conference center will be a high capacity five star resort built around an expanded courtyard lake. After a long day at a conference, guests can relax as they wander the many paths, exercise at the athletic facilities, of dine at hotel's waterfront restaurant. As one walks down the wooden causeway the serenity of the surroundings can be enjoyed. A cherry tree will flower in the spring, lotus will bloom in the summer, and the sound of the bamboo will be heard lightly rustling in the wind. At the end of the pond stands a classically designed pavilion where one can sit and reflect. This site will be a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city outside.
1~ Feature Wall 2~ Plaza 3~ Bamboo 4~ Center island of lake 5~ Walkway 6~ Plaza 7~ Corridor
PROJECT BACKGROUND Stockholm is growing and there is currently an urgent need to meet the increasing development pressures with planning. The Stockholm region currently has close to 2 million residents, and is expected to grow by more than 600 000 people by 2030. The inner city becomes increasingly dense and has to extend which will bring a big presure to the survive of original nature areas, especially in places with effective transport and public transport. Simply protecting the nature couldn't make sure the preservation of nature. This project chooses norra Djurg책rden as specific nature area, and then through the plan and design of Albano which is the surrounding area of norra Djurg책rden to explore the possibilities of new ways to interact between urban and nature. Albano will be the specific place to test this new interaction, and is the real place to complete the transition.
A REAL PLACE FOR TRANSITION Task: Master Thesis Area: 130,000 m2 Date: Jan-May, 2013 Design Tools: MS Office, autoCAD, PhotoShop CS5, SketchUp, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Lumion 1.0
History From the 1400s the incorporated land was gradually returned to Crown lands. 17th
The John III the fenced hunting park. In the 1680s the park had reached its full extent that Albano was one homestead surrounded by meadows and pastures adjacent to one of the hunting park's many ports. 18th Tivoli
During the Gustavian period in the late 1700s Djurgården changed. The king's hunting interest was cool. Instead, the park was opened for fun and recreation for the citizens.
Southeast Brunnsviken, Bellevue and Albano with Roslag new road stretching from the early 1700s.
In 1882, Värtabanan was built planning to connect Stambanan to Saltsjön. It was open to personal traffic in 1913. In 1885, Roslagsbanan w a s o p e n e d charaterized as personal traffic. It built a freight station, 20th
1907 KVA 1917 KTH
1960 SU Albano station building was demolished in 1968, and most of the remaining industrial buildings demolished during the 2000s . 21th
Albano, as an adjacent area of Norra Djurgården now is a part of national city park in Stockholm.
•New Infrastructure Loop in 2030 •Nature Effected by Infrastructure •Urban Threatens Surviving of Nature
P l a n Stockholm,1764
•Big Nature Areas in Stockholm City
Southern part of Albano, Roslagsvägen and Roslagstull in 1931,from the north. Source SSM, photo O Bladh.
Albano is surrounded by valuable nature resources. The huge area of wild nature and adjuncts included Albano is belonged to The Royal National City Park. contains a cross-section of the majority of the natural features that occur in Svealand: deciduous and coniferous forests, meadows and pastures, wetlands, lakes and watercourses. This area offers many opportunities for enjoyable encounters with nature. The range of its flora and fauna is extensive and includes a large number of rare and, in some cases, endangered species.
A real place for transition
S T T J T
From the Stockholm Version 2030, new constructions will be built along 'the ring'. Along the north link, there are another three sections interact with the nature part as well. However, they are all consisting of single functional programs. The Karolinska Institutet and the KTH main campus both have the connection with the nature. But they are made of education and research programs. The just involve in the students and researchers. The ropsten area is more like a residential area. The main purpose of this area focuses on the housing and community. Only residents will be attracted and involved in the activities about the nature. Then, it makes Albano the only perfect site for transition. Nowadays, Albano is a place with basically nothing. It has huge potential comparing to other places.
Bicycle Route S T T J T
aims and proposals
PUBLIC SPACE GREEN HILL
DISTRIBUTION RING IRRIGATION CENTER TRAM STATION TO THE NATURE
RECREATION BOAT PARKING
OPEN AIR ACTIVITES
FUTURE WAY OF LIVING
RESEARCH WALKING CENTER STREET
NORTH LINK ACADEMIC
OPEN AIR ACTIVITES
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOOGY
CONNECT RESEARCH AREAS
CONNECT NATURE AREAS
BRING DAILY LIFE TO ALBANO CONNECT RESEARCH AREAS
CONNECT NATURE AREAS
This project focuses on testing the interaction of nature and urban. The aim is to complete the new transition of Albano to be an area of combination of nature and urban. To achieve the aim, the following questions should be solved, -How does nature area influence urban life? And how does urban life influence the surviving of nature? -How to make nature attractive and bring people's daily life into nature? This project explores the transition from three aspects.
BRING DAILY LIFE TO ALBANO
master plan 1:1500 in A1
detail plan 1:200
detail plan 1:500
RESEARCH AREAS CONNECTION LANDSCAPE CONTUNITY NATURE AREAS CONNECTION BRING DAILY LIFE TO ALBANO
OUTDOOR SPORT FISHING WINTER FISHING CANOEING
JOGGING SIGHT SEEING
SIGHT SEEING HISTORY DISCOVER
JOGGING BOARD SKATING
BICYCLING OUTDOOR SHOPPING
OUTDOOR SHOPPING SKATING
FENCING GREEN WALK
PLAYING WATER SKATING
BOAT PARKING BICYCLING
DESIGNING THE WATER EDGE Task: Landscape Architecture Design Academic Work Area: 50,000 m2 Date: November, 2012 Design Tools: MS Office, autoCAD, PhotoShop CS5, SketchUp, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Lumion 1.0 56
PROJECT BACKGROUND Stockholm is a city made of thousands of islands, which could be called built on the water. Waterfronts in Stockholm are important parts in the city. In the central Stockholm, most of the waterfronts are physically accessible for people and vehicles. However, if we regard the waterfronts which need to be paid for activities or not attractive as mentally not accessible, then the proportion of the accessibility of the waterfronts will decrease a lot. Making the waterfronts public and accessible could add the activeness of Stockholm both for residents and visitors. This project, which Beckholmen is chosen as a specific case study is trying to deal with the rich waterfront resources on Beckholmen to find a way to make waterfronts public/accessible and diverse. Water plays the significant role in both Stockholm and Beckholmen. Beckholmen cannot be planned or designed without considering the water and waterfronts. Taking advantages of the water and waterfront which on Beckholmen, the levels of the water and the grass are quite close could help to activate the life on Beckholmen. This project tries to work through reprograming the waterfronts on Beckholmen by studying the typical waterfronts around Beckholmen in Stockholm to regenerate the renew Beckholmen.
Waterfront to stockholm There are nine different types of waterfronts around Beckholmen in Stockholm according to different use of the waterfronts and influenced by the surroundings. Most of the waterfronts are physically accessible
Accessible Not Accessible
Public Enough? Surrounded by water
Free Pay For Activities Industrial/ship repairing
Stockholm is a city made of thousands of islandes, which could be called built on the water. Waterfronts in Stockholm are important parts in the city. In the central Stockholm, most of the waterfronts are physically accessible for people and verchiles. However, if we regard the waterfronts which need to be paid for activities or not attracive as mentally not accessible. Then the proportion of the accessiblity of the waterfronts will decrease a lot. Making the waterfronts public and accessible could add the activeness of Stockholm both for residents and visitors. This project, which Beckholm is chosen as a specific case study is trying to deal with the rich waterfront resources on Beckholmen to find a way to make waterfonts public/accessible and diverse. Water plays the significant role in both Stockholm and Beckholmen. Beckholmen cannot be planned or designed without considering the water and waterfronts. Taking advantages of the water and waterfont which on Beckholmen, the levels of the water and the grass are quite close could help to activate the life on Beckholmen. This project tries to work through reprograming the waterfronts on Beckholmen by studying the typical waterfronts around Beckholmen in Stockholm to regenerate the renew Beckholmen.
7 8 9 Waterfronts category
Waterfront to beckholmen
Most of the waterfonts in Stockholm belong to type C. In the above charts, Section No.1,2,4,6,7,8,9 are following this type. This kind of waterfont is accessible for people mostly, sometimes also for vehicles as well. It's convenient for boats/ships transporting goods and passangers, and at the same time remains the open view. Comparing to type A, it makes people losing the feeling of 'on the water'. The steer cut keeps reminding people of 'the distance'. According to the situation of Beckholmen, the eastern part (both the open area and closed area) is suitalbe for type C.
B C D
VIEW POINT RANGE OF THE VIEW
Type A could make people get closer to the water. If the levels of the ground and water are quite similar, it is able for people to touch the water which could provide another kind of interesting experience related to water. Type B and Type D are natural types. In the above charts, Section 3 belongs to type B while Section 5 is combination of type A and type D. These two type are environmental friendly and useful for cleaning up the pollution if combined by new technologies. Type A, B, C, D could be used in the western part of Beckholmen. For the selected important points, type C is helpful for sight seeing. For the rest of the waterfonts, type C could be used for boating parking. Type B and D could be used for water/ solid purification.
sections and perspectives
B B' A'
PROJECT BACKGROUND Did you know? that transportation accounts for 10 percent of the co2 emissions; that the average number of miles that our food travels has doubled in 30 years; that air freight is the fastest growing mode of food transport – it accounts for 11 per cent of the food industry’s transport emissions It has only taken a few years for Hammarby Sjöstad to become one of the world’s highest profile examples of Sustainable City Development, mentioned in specialist publications worldwide. Hammarby Sjöstad is visited by over 10,000 decision makers and specialists in the field every year, making it one of Stockholm’s most important destinations. But as one of the most famous successful examples, what is the future of it? How to continue the success? In this project, We discuss the future of Hammarby Sjöstad and provide one senario in 2040 through discussing three important aspects.
HAMMARBY 2040 Task: Urban Design Academic Work（Team Work） Area: 2,500,000 m2 Date: Octobor, 2011 Design Tools: MS Office, autoCAD, PhotoShop CS5, SketchUp, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5
strategy Consumption of organic foods
-PURIFICATION OF THE LAKE WATER
-PUMPING WATER TO THE AGTICUL-
from outside Sweden
TURAL AREA -PUMPING STATION IN THE HAMMARConsumption of fruit and vegetables
BY LAKE -USE OF ELEMENTS FOR AGRICUL-
Now we import 50% of fruit and vegetables
TURE COFFE, TEA AND COCOA OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS PROCESSED FRUIT AND VEGETABLES PRODUCTS MEAT AND AND CURED MEATS CEREAL AND BREAD PRODUCTS FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES DAIRY PRODUCTS, FATS AND EGGS
-minimum import of products
agriculture of 250 ha
-maximum greenery area
-housing + agriculture
-time or money
from outside Sweden
from outside Sweden
-WORLD WITHOUT FOSSIL
In 2040 we can cut the import to 16,5% of fruit and vegetables
of 250 ha
agriculture of 250 ha
_2025 45 * 31.000 = 140 hectare _2040 45 * 34.000 = 153 hectare to cut the import from outside Sweden completly
-TRANSPORT SHARING -SMARTGRID -ENERGY+ HOUSES
Population growth (prediction)
Needed agriculture land for each inhabitant is 45 m2
-RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
+ 3.000 inhabitans
+ 3.000 inhabitans Total 34.000 inhabitans
Apartments for 28.000 inhabitans
+ 1.560 apartments
+ 1.720 apartments Total + 3.280 aparments for + 6.560 inhabitans
+ 38 ha
+ 65 ha Total 103 ha
master plan 2025 1:4000 in A1
New residential building Mainly agriculture building, vertical farming New agricultural farm land
keeping the old forest structure
master plan 2040 1:4000 in A1
New residential building Mainly agriculture building, vertical farming New agricultural farm land
Kepping the old forest structure
SECTION A-A' SECTION B-B' B' B
Task: Architectural Design Academic Work Site: Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai, P.R.China Date: June, 2009 Design Tools: autoCAD, Photoshop CS3 Sketch Up
elevation -2 ideation
art works: water colour
Far Over The Hill, Yi XIAN Media: Watercolor
grass pavilions , Yi XIAN Media: Watercolor
Danwei Zhang's Portfolio from 2008-2013