PORTFOLIO OF XINWEI CHEN Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning School of Architecture, South China University of Technology Applying for Master of Architecture, 18Fall
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I would like to appreciate the great support from Mrs. Meiyu Wu, Mr. Jian Chen, Ms. Xuanyi Xu. These people have been providing me great confidence and bravery to pursue my dream of architecture. Also, I would like to thank Mr. Yimin Sun, Mrs Dongjin Qi, Mr. Weijie Yu, Mr. Yutian Wang, Ms. Wanli Mo, Ms Mandy Chen, Mr. Wenhan Wei, Mr. Yanbo Li, Mr. Pu Luan, Mr. Minan Wu, Ms Huang Qiu, Ms Shiyao Li, Ms Dian Yu. They are my instructors and my friends who have been helping me and encouraging me during my life in the past five years in School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. This portfolio cannot be done without their sincere suggestions.
FROM EXTERNAL TO INTERNAL
Xinwei Chen, 2016, Kanazawa, Japan 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
We are not able to create space, but we can shape it in various forms and after we do so to design an architecture, the external and the internal come into being. For me, the external defines an architecture, while the internal is a response to the outer world. Such two parts present a communication, forming a true architecture. Therefore, I always attempt to create a relationship between the external and the internal. Communication with time, resistance from outer trend, balance between efficiency and slowness...... I believe, from external to internal, it is possible to not only shape forms of space, but endow space with spirit and communication, making both internal system of architecture and external environment better places.
CONTENTS 01 Gestalt of Architecture
02 Hall of Origin
03 "Sound Box"
04 Efficiency Renovation
A gallery for exhibitions with both external and internal exhibition spaces.
An ancestral hall for communication between the present and memory in cities and villages.
An immaterial factory for resistance from gentrification trend in Hongkong.
A wholesale market reconstruction for adjustment to high efficiency in Guangzhou.
Other Architectural Works A summary of other architectural works
01 GESTALT OF ARCHITECTURE A GALLERY IN KABUKICHO, SHINJUKU JAPAN.
Photographs took by Daido Moriyama Instructor: Yutian WANG Individual Design work, October 2017
When looking into cities, figure-ground relation is always obviousâ€”â€” Architectures are masses with certain functions, and space left are void allowing citizens to have activities. Compared to cities, gestalt of architectures is not common. After excavating a certain mass to create a void, the wastes are always ignored. It is such wastes masses and the void that form the gestalt of architecture. What's more, the relation of external and internal comes into being naturally, creating several closed spaces (wasted masses) as well as open space (void), which matches the demand of a gallery. To design a gallery for exhibiting Daido Moriyama's works which are photographs for documenting stories of streets, the project creates exhibition spaces with gestalt of architecture to not only meet the demand of exhibition, but form communication between the architecture and the external world, providing opportunities for audience to play the role similar to Daido Moriyama to observe the stories happening in streets.
"STREETS ARE STAGES OF DESIRE" Daido Moriyama Daido Moriyama, one of the most important photographer in japan and the leader of a legendary avant-garde photography group "PROVOKE", is always concentrating on streets documenting. He believes that streets are the stages of desire, and taking photos in streets is a way of document and reflection to the society.
Monochrome, Vague, Roughness Daido's style is always distinctive compared to other photographers. "Beautiful" is not the standard of his works but "impressive". With such characters mentioned above, Daido's photographs always leave deep impression to audiences.
IMBALANCE / LEAN In Daido's works, none of the objects is either horizontal or vertical. He intends to create the imbalance to make a visual impact to audiences. Also, such character reflects his attitude toward photo takingâ€”â€” Follow the heart and document the moments.
PORTION / EXAGGERATE Another character of his works is to occupy most area of audiences' field of vision with a portion of the objects to exaggerate and embody the wideness of vision and tension, leaving a deep impression of the objects. 3
After abstracting the characters including imbalance and exaggerated occupation, the relations between the objects and the scenes can be used for creating certain special spaces. Such typology of space can be occupied in designing the gallery for exhibition and communication with the exhibits and the streets. 4
Shinjuku Kabukicho Shinjuku Batting Center Shinjuku Golden Street Theater Samurai Museum Thermae-Yu Spa with Hot Spring
Tokyo Political Center Metropolitan Government Building Keio Plaza Shinjuku Post Office Shinjuku NS Building
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Shinjuku Gyoen Greenhouse French Orthopedic Garden British Landscape Garden Tokyo Metro Line
Tokyo Political Center
Gyoen National Garden
Temporal Distribution of office workers in Shinjuku
The Kabukicho in Shinjuku, one of the most attractive sleepless town for office workers to engage in social activities and release their stress, is a place with countless people and stories, making it an ideal place for people who hope to observe and enjoy the life in Kabukicho, or even release the pressure after work by sitting along the streets and take a rest.
NEW SHINJUKU, DAIDO MORIYAMA
NEW SHINJUKU, DAIDO MORIYAMA
Daido Moriyama takes Shinjuku as one of his favorite place for taking photographs, because it is colorful enough for documentary.
For Daido Moriyama, Kabukicho in Shinjuku is a fascinating place because it is a special district with various people living in it including caterers, recreation workers, customers and sex workers.
01 Ordinary galleries consist of two partsâ€”â€” public area and exhibition area.
For communication with the streets or demand of exhibition, ranges of vision are controlled by the architectures.
Change the shape of the cut masses to create special spaces of imbalance for exhibitions.
Separate the two functional spaces into two architectures in the site, making the public one beside the streets.
Excavate the external one for space facing the streets, leaving the "wastes" in the site.
Connect the void in the external one and the masses leaved in the site.
EXTERNAL VOID In order to create a external space in an architecture, certain mass will be excavated, leaving a void for connection to external streets. With various masses cut, a continuous open space comes into being.
INTERNAL MASS Usually such "wastes" of voids no longer exist when designing an architecture, but after we excavate the void for an open space, these wasted masses will become internal ones.
VIEW FROM STREET OF KABUKICHO
Walking along the street of Kabukicho, Shinjuku, it is of great convenience to have eye contact with people inside the void part of the gallery, and it is also an opportunity for audiences to observe what is happening in the streets like Daido Moriyama, which makes the streets the most significant exhibits for such gallery. Such connection between the outer space and inner space, and gestalt of the two architectures, will present a new scene for Kabukicho.
The Mass Multiple mass with various scales provide different kind of exhibition rooms.
The Void The main space of the void, a place for holding activities, is of close connection with the external streets
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
Reception Rest Area
Main Street of KABUKICHO
F G H
Rest Room 6.00
A B C Amphitheater
D E F
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G H PLAN +10.50
A B 16.50
E F 17.50
5 PLAN +14.00
View in the Void
View in the Void
F G H
Exhibition Room 7.00
Exhibition Room 6.00
Staircase PLAN +7.00
A B C D E F G H
Exhibition Room 10.50
Staircase PLAN +10.50
A B C D E F G H
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View in the Mass
View in the Mass
02 HALL OF ORIGIN AN ANCESTRAL HALL IN SUBURB OF QINGYUAN, CHINA
UA Competition 2017 Rural Architecture in UA City Site Analysis Collaborator: Pu LUAN, Yanbo LI Individual Design work, March 2017
Foresighted thoughts of the future of rural area is the essence of the search for rural architecture. Rapid urbanization has been undermining the vitality of rural areas. The consistent loss of young residents makes it perplexed for the future of countryside. As the bond of rural areas, family spirit is dying as rural areas become delapidated. Urban citizens lack their motivation of returning to countryside mainly because they lack a rural life to engage. Therefore, reviving historical rural life spirit is of great significance. The question then leads to how people can recall the memories as well as traditional rites and activities. Carrying forward the traditional rites makes it recognized more widely, and that is how we restore and trace the rural life mode. An ancestral hall, the unique and core architecture which serves a rural clan, is what the project focus on. Ancestral halls are the spiritual sustenance of rural residents. One should not lose his "origin", and thus the city becomes the home of his body while the countryside becomes the home of his soul. Reconstructing memorial space of the ancestral hall, retrieving cohesion of the clan, optimizing public space, returning people the rural life, and constructing a sense of belonging, are the possibilities of future rural life and architecture.
OLD TOWN QINGYUAN
NEW TOWN QINGYUAN
Step-1 From village to city
THE OLD AND CHILDREN
SHENZHEN HONGKONG ZHUHAI
Step-2 From city to metropolises
Residents of Futan village, are moving away for more opportunities. Firstly, approximately 200 people moved to downtown Qingyuan, chasing working chances of clothes manufacture or service. With more factories built in Pearl River Delta of China, two-third of them moved again with their children from Qingyuan to Guangzhou, Foshan or even Hongkong because it is easier for them to make a living and enjoy the cities. With the process continuing, more than half of residents of Futan village have relocated to cities, leaving empty houses in their hometown.
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Table Column Hall of Worship Cornice Patio
Side Porch Patio
Memorial Hall Front Gate
Gate Front Porch SECTION
PATIO OF ANCESTRAL HALL
Front Porch Spring Festival
Front Gate Tomb-sweeping Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
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10 / 80 25 / 200 5 / 40 。
Space Usage & Climate and Festival
An ancestral hall is the most important architecture in rural areas. As the core architecture in areas of relative simplicity, ancestral hall normally consists of multiple function, serving as the main public space for rural residents. Two dimensions of such architecture—— monumentality as well as modesty can be shown through observing in different time. As an architecture for monumental rites, rural residents worship their ancestors or the sky during festivals or some important days in a year, and it is also a sign of a village, the scale of the ancestral hall symbolizes the scale and fortune of a certain clan. As an architecture of modesty, it is a place for residents to hold activities. Forms of ancestral halls have been set up in the past 500 years, which represents the hierarchy and order of a clan. Various activities happen in an ancestral hall——the main public space in a rural area, for example, performing lion dance, having classes and so on. Such activities are influenced by climates as well as festivals in a year.
III. Worship Ancestors
1. Worship In traditional ancestral hall, people worship the sky as well as their ancestors in sequence, all the worship activities happen in main hall. Combining such activities in a simple space benefits to make worship a simpler one for people returning from cities.
II. Worship Sky I. Enter
Traditional Ancestral Hall
2. Monument Previous rural residents living in cities walk into ancestral hall for monumental activites by walking around the patio. Such route is maintained in this project with most of the monumental space circling a coffin chamber which is the most significant space for commemorating the ancestors.
II. Exhibition Room
3. Activity All the activities happen around patio of the ancestral hall. People sense the nature, communicate in the patio. In Hall of Origin, activities are also around the patio, allowing people to sense the worship activities as well as the weather when playing or communicating indoor or outdoor.
Indoor Public Space
MASTER PLAN Farmland Farmland
Bamboo Grove Public Square Bamboo Grove
TANGTAN New Village Fungshui Lake
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0 1 2
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Entrance of Village Fungshui Lake Public Square Entrance of Hall
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Deck Deck Rest Area Alley of Futan Village
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
As an architecture of modesty, decks with slopes in different heights provide multiple places for children, the elder people and other rural residents to hold activities. Walking and playing around the main hall, people are able to appreciate the scenery and communicate with relatives or friends, feeling the moments of living in rural area.
2.00M 1.00M -2.37M -2.97M
6.15M 4.30M 2.45M 1.03M -1.97M -3.47M
6.55M 3.57M 0.45M -1.47M -1.97M
1.60M 1.00M -1.47M
PATIO OF ANCESTRAL HALL
Every Tomb-sweeping Festival, previous residents in FUTAN village return, hoping to worship their ancestors, and meet their relatives. In the circle-shape patio, they are embraced by the hall of origin, sensing the breeze, the light rain, the odor of marroon that are exactly the elements of this season. Standing in such atmosphere, all the members of the clan finally reunion in their hometownâ€”â€”the root of their family. No matter how far away they have lived, they are able to meet each other and remember the prized time living in the village in such moment at such a place.
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Activity Room Meeting Room Exhibition Room Exhibition Room Storage Room Coffin Chamber Hall of Worship Indoor Deck Outdoor Deck Viewing Deck
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10M PLAN 5.500 26
Exhibition Room All memories will come into minds again when walking into the room.
Coffin Chamber Ashes of relatives who have passed away will be kept in the room for people to worship.
Concrete Panel Roof Sheathing
Metal Rafter Roof Interior Finishing Panel
Aluminum Louvers (Non-load Bearing)
Concrete Bearing Wall
StPl- 16 (Load Bearing) Coating Structural Steel
Concrete Panel Roof Sheathing
Concrete Bearing Wall
Concrete Bearing Wall Metal Beam Subflooring Panel
Floor Joists & Footing
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10 9 8 6
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Vertical- Horizontal Section Details & Render Drawing
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Gravel t=130 Polyethylene film t=0.2 Damp-proof course concrete cushion t=60 Reinforced concrete foundation t=140 Concrete base beam 400*800 Gravel t=350 Pre-formed concrete apron Styrofoam t=60 Wooden joists Wooden floor Expansion bolts L-shaped steel component Steel bolt
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Aluminum alloy plate 80*1.5 Ointment for caulking U-shaped steel component St PL-16 SOP structural steel plate 120*5 Horizontal light steel frame L-shaped steel components Steel beam 120*30 U-shaped steel component Pre-formed concrete roof plate 1000*1000*50 Calcium silicate board t=10 Celling: hanging concrete plate 1000*1000*30 upper steel frame Roof waterproof layer
03 "SOUND BOX" AN IMMATERIAL FACTORY FOR MUSICIANS IN KWUNTONG, HONGKONG
Design Studio Wall: Between Thick and Thin Individual work, July 2017
An immaterial factory, is a place for "workers" who produce immaterial product for a living. It is not a traditional factory, but the mode of immaterial factory is similar to a traditional one. It emphasizes efficiency and profits, and workers are demanded to work hard to earn their pays. Within the gentrification process, musicians are forced to move away from Kwun Tong, an industrial district. They used to live in the low-rents industrial buildings where they regard the place as the center of underground music. They rehearsed and even lived inside the industrial buildings. However, because of the renewal project, they are moving away. They shout, they protest, they fight, but it doesn't work and life goes on. I wonder what architecture is able to help, and how musicians can adapt to the new circumstance. In order to satisfy the requirements of such a music factory, walls are set in various ways. In such factory, walls are visual and acoustic connections or separations. Walls is no longer a separation from public to private, they are more likely masses which are systems with more walls inside the walls, providing specific places for manufacture. It's not an ideal way to live, but it is the most practical one.
MUSIC IN KOWLOON
1950s- 1980s Industry Development
1990s-2010 Underground Music Center
2010- present Gentrification
Unlike Hongkong Financial center CENTRAL, Kowloon, as the center of industrial area in the past, remains a relatively outmoded situation. Low rents and sufficient industrial space provide perfect conditions for underground music in Hongkong, making Kowloon the central part of underground rock music. However, under the process of gentrification hoping to build a culture center, musicians are moving away with their dreams of becoming famous broken for the reason that there is no substitute for them to restart their music career.
Kwun Park Music Stores/ Companies Kwun Tong Bypass Musical Activities Space Industrial Area 5min Walking Range 33
Factory in Hongkong
In order to resist, or maintain lives for musicians living in Kwun Tong, Kowloon, the project makes efforts to build up an immaterial factory producing music for a living. To satisfy high density situation in Hongkong, a vertical system with sequence from the top to the bottom (from practicing to publishing products) will be set up, including living area and workshops (bedrooms, practice rooms, rehearsal rooms, recording rooms etc. in specific).
Kwun Tong District
n Tong Typhoon Shelter
Kowloon Bay 34
FORMS & EFFECTS Walls in such factory are in great significance, connecting or restricting communications from different parts of workshops. To confirm the relationships between walls and sounds, a few forms of walls are tested with Ecotect for observation to soundwave reflection. Different forms of walls are able to have various influence to sound reflections.
FORMS & MATERIALS
Thick Concrete Wall
Perforated Acoustical Tile
Visually, transparent edges of space provide chance for optical communication, while opaque edges restrict workers to focus on manufacture. With different materials of walls, transparent edges are able to stop soundwaves, while opague edges play a role of dispersing sounds. Combining optical and acoustical conditions, functions and materials, a series of wall forms are set up, which serve for connecting workers for inspiration, restricting sounds for rehearsal or recording music, gathering sounds to attract audiences, guiding music to form certain atmosphere for public space.
acoustical restriction acoustical accessibility optical restriction optical accessibility
VI WALLS INSIDE A WALL I PRACTICE WORKSHOP
II "CHECK" WORKSHOP
Different Sizes for practicing instruments or composing
A Circle Space that Everywhere in It Is Visible
Transparent Edges provide a chance for other people to " watch/supervise". Workers practicing in practice rooms encourages other workers to work harder, making the factory a more competitive place.
Transparent Edges provide a chance for every one of the factory to see the examination process, impelling workers to produce their music with higher efficiency.
III REHEARSAL WORKSHOP
IV RECORDING WORKSHOP
An Internal Cube
A Mass with Special Wall in It.
Rehearsal rooms is for workers (bands) to practice together. To avoid influence from other people, only one entrance allows workers to get inside the cube. Special form of inner walls helps to improve reverberation.
A recording room requires absolute silence when recording, a thick wall is of help to provide such a acoustical environment. Special form of the wall guides sound to focus, making a perfect reverberation.
V SUPERVISING OFFICE
VI INSPIRING WORKSHOP
A Place for Supervisors to Supervise Workers
Receiving Different Types of Sound as a Background for Meditation
Supervising helps to improve efficiency, encouraging workers to work instead of taking rest all the time. One-way glass helps to prevent seeing from outside the office, so workers are not able to know whether the supervisors are watching.
It is workers' brains that produce instead of their hands. After a production circulation, they need a place for their mind to take a break. Guiding various sounds to the meditation rooms benefits to stimulate themselves for inspiration.
I.LIVING AREA Bedrooms, activity rooms for workers to live.
II.PRACTICE WORKSHOP Rooms for workers to compose, practice skills.
III."CHECK" WORKSHOP An area for supervisors to examine the quality of products.
IV.REHEARSAL WORKSHOP Rooms for bands to rehearse together.
V.RECORDING WORKSHOP Room for record various soundtracks of music.
IX VI.POSTPRODUCTION Office for workers to finish music.
VII.LIVE HOUSE A space for bands or musicians to publish products.
VIII. INSPIRING WORKSHOP Room for musicians to meditate for more ideas.
IX.EXIT Sign of accomplishment of products or archiving goals of musicians.
As a vertical system, Various workshops are dispersed from the top to the bottom, making up a circulation for workers. The route from living area to exit represent the route to be famous. When finishing such circulation from the top to the bottom, products are completed, ready to publish at live house to earn its profit from audience which also compensates the rents for living and manufacturing in Sound Box. Such circulation enables the factory to work normally in Kowloon.
Inside rehearsal workshop All memories will come into minds again when walking into the room.It is an internal, closed area, encouraging workers to focus on rehearing.
Inside Recording workshop A special-form wall with Perforated Acoustical Tile helps for better recording quality.
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Ordinary Bedroom Deluxe Bedroom Medium Practice Room Elevator Rest Area Activity Room Examination Room Office Corridor Garden
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Deck Rehearsal Room Activity Deck Control Room Recording Room Meditation Room Deck Check Room Post-production Office Meeting Room
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Public Hall Meeting Room Coffee Deck Live House Cafe Entrance Lobby Music Store 40
Examination workshop Bands play songs in it, and workers in the factory are able to check.
Public Hall Every citizen is allowed to play in the hall, sensing the atmosphere of music in factory.
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04 EFFICIENCY RENOVATION A WHOLESALE MARKET RECONSTRUCTION IN OLD TOWN, GUANGZHOU
SCUT 2017 Spring Design Studio Urban Design: Repairing the Gap and Revitalizing the old town Instructor: Dongjin QI Individual work, May 2017
Among twenty-six historical districts in Guangzhou, Renminnan is one of the most energetic one because of a world-famous area called Shisanhang which was used to be the only business zone in the Qing dynasty. It is still alive as a clothes wholesale market which attracts people around China to do business. According to statistics announced by the government, there are approximately 8,000 wholesale shops in Shisanhang clothes wholesale market. With area of market expanding and leaving negative influence, residents living in Renminnan complain a lot. On one hand, wholesale market brings people to work and live in old town, making it more dynamic. On the other hand, activities of tourists, workers, carriers and wholesale practitioner leave negative impact on people living in old town pursuing tranquil environment. Instead of moving the wholesale market to outside the old town, the project aims to balance the needs of various people. Through a progressive revitalization with a skyscraper reconstruction as the beginning, the entire wholesale market will become an internal system in Shisanhang district, and efficiency of the wholesale market will be improved, making the district a more energetic place.
WHOLESALE & LIVING SITUATION IN OLD TOWN Yudaihao Resident District Yangrenxi Resident District
Zhuangyuanfang Costume Factory (handmade costumes for canton opera) Yangrenan Resident District
Datong Wholesale Building (wholesale market from 1st floor to 9th floor)
Guangyang Wholesale Market (wholesale market)
Hongbiantian Wholesale Market (clothes wholesale market from 1st floor to 7th floor)
Shisanhang District (wholesale and retail)
Children Park (underground storage)
New China Building (wholesale center in Shisanhang area)
Anyeli District (storage and residence)
WHOLESALE BUILDINGS OR AREAS
MAIN AREA OF WHOLESALE
SERVICE AREA OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
STORAGE AREA OF WHOLESALE MARKET
SPHERE OF WHOLESALE ACTIVITY SERVICE SPHERE OF NEW CHINA BUILDING
SPHERE OF CLOTHES RETAIL ACTIVITY
Renminnan district, a historical old town in Guangzhou with a wholesale market inside, is a place full of paradoxes. On one hand, unlike other certain historical districts in Guangzhou, it is energetic that a sheer magnitude of people working and living here. On the other hand, area of wholesale market is expanding because of low rent in old town, leaving negative influence on residents and historical area. Apart from it, situation of transportation system is not able to support the need of wholesale market. In the center of wholesale market, half of a 50-floor skyscraper is abandoned, which is a waste of space in a high- density district. Instead of expanding out of control, refilling the skyscraper is a better opportunity to reconstruct the area.
WHOLESALE MARKET INNOVATION
MAIN ROUTE FOR LOGISTICS
TRAFFIC JAM IN OLD TOWN
MAIN STREET OF MARKET
OLD BUILDINGS OF MARKET
CARRIER OF MARKET
TRUCK FOR LOGISTICS
INSIDE THE MARKET
Redevelopment of an area is a long-term progress, requiring time and flexibility instead of designing all parts of a certain area. In order to upgrade the wholesale market, a five-step strategy is in use in this project. Therefore, catching a chance of reconstructing New China Building, the wholesale market will be upgraded in an old town with high density and efficiency. 47
Through reconstructing the skyscraper with more functions refilled, a great number of wholesale shops will increase, a more efficient place will be provided, attracting more shop owners to gather in such building.
With density becoming higher, routes for logistics will be optimized, allowing trucks to transfer goods more efficiently. Apart from it, a logistics center will be built to provide more space for unloading clothes from factory outside downtown.
After wholesale practitioners gathering in the skyscraper, previous areas will be reconstructed. Instead of redesign for a whole area, certain major points of the district will be reconstructed first, controlling functions of areas.
In order to turn the market into a internal system and found a new pedestrian circulation, a main street for the wholesale market will be built, providing a main route for pedestrians and connecting all parts of the wholesale market.
Eventually, all parts of market will be connected and they are able to have positive influences mutually.
truck parking lot Unloading Center
exhibition hall Clothes Square
Wholesale Center shopping mall
Retail Center shopping mall
1 Retail Center
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Corridor Walking through the wholesale center, pedestrians can see what is happening in the market.
Unload along streets It is much easier for unloading with the construction of unloading areas.
FACTORY AND EXHIBITION
Clothes retail centers are built for shoppers. Taking up space as less as possible, clothes retail centers control functions and structure of certain blocks, providing more ways for architectures around to upgrade or reconstruct.
Around a public square in the center of Shisanhang area, a clothes factory and a clothes exhibition center are built in supplementary of functions of wholesale market, and such present space for activities related to clothes which attracts more consumers to the market.
With unloading center upgraded, it is more efficient for both wholesale owners and consumers to transfer goods. Also, more space for trucks to park reduces chance of traffic jam in old town.
The stage is reconstructed into a double-layer theater including an indoor theater and a outdoor one, allowing more types of activities to be held to satisfy needs of residents, tourists as well as clothes practitioners.
20F — 24F Wholesale market Hotel 23F-24F Gym
18F — 19F Storage area Hotel 19F-22F Bedrooms 17F Garden 7F — 16F Wholesale market -large scale
Hotel 8-18F Bedrooms
1F — 6F Wholesale market
Hotel 1F-3F 4F-5F 6F 7F
Lobby Restaurant Activity space Bedrooms
-2F — -1F Unloading area -5F — -3F Parking
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VIEW IN THE GAP OF WHOLESALE CENTER Through the gap between two functional massesâ€”â€”the hotel and the wholesale market, circulations of different people will be separated, and more space for viewing the old town and the wholesale market will be provided. The wholesale center will no longer be the completely internal space and it has a better connection between the external and the internal. Apart from it, customers will have a better sense of direction inside the building by viewing different scenery of the site. Reconstruction of wholesale center maintains the vertical connection system and the structure of the building. After refilling the skyscraper with more functions including design office, repertory, hotel and wholesale shops, vertical connection is more significant. As a result, vertical connection is separated for different workers. Moreover, with more people working in such a center, optical connection in vertical direction is redesigned, making the wholesale center more interactive in the vertical direction.
SPIRAL UP A COnTEMPORARY MUSEUM IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA
Design Studio IV, SCUT: Art Museum Design Instructor: Wenyi Jiang Team: Xinwei Chen, Shiyao Li, July 2016 Role in Team: Concept Development, Modeling, Drawings
Located in the central lake of Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, the site is the heart of more than ten universities. The design aims to create a contemporary museum for multiple uses, providing more opportunities for different students to communicate. Apart from it, the design makes every effort to reduce the influence to local residents by creating a public park in the first floor, and half of the museum is 24-hour open for everyone. What's more, after the spiral-up route of exhibitions, audiences are able to appreciate the scenery of the central lake, connecting the external and the internal.
ABOUT STUTTGARTER BAUSCHULE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF OLYPIC STADIUM, BERLIN Architecture and Structure Design Studio Instructor: Yiqiang Xiao, Jin Li Team: Xinwei Chen, Minan Wu, Wenhan Wei, Haomin Zhong, Yuqiao Li, November 2017 Role in Team: Structural Analysis, Modeling, Drawings, Presentation
The studio focuses on analyzing the structure of some certain architect's work including Frei Otto, Von Gerkan etc., to obtain a deeper impression of lightweight construction. Our team chose Berlin Olympic Stadium as an example of Stuttgarter Bauschule, and did a series structural analysis, including mechanical analysis, material research, detail modeling and so on. Lastly, we did a presentation and redesign the structure of one of our work in design studio III, SCUT. After the studio, I understand the beauty of structure, and acquire more knowledge about not only lightweight construction but details of certain structures as well, which is of great help for my further study in architecture.
Sugar Refinery Reconstruction Design of Lotus Resort Area, Aoya Competition 09/2016 - 11/2016 Team Work (Role in Team: Architectural Design, Landscape Design.)
This project concentrates on reconstruction of large-span industrial architecture to a tourist center in Lotus Resort Area. Through preserving the former constructions and separate the space into several boxes for tourists, including rest rooms, exhibition rooms, and add a new system of steel structure.
College Library Design Design Studio VI, School of Architecture, SCUT 03/2016 - 05/2016 Individual Work
The project is based on the site located on the axis of SCUT, the space and the circulation in the architecture embody the historical axis of the college. Emphasis of spatial sequence and variety makes the internal space in multiple scales, providing a better place for college students to communicate and read.
AI+ Architecture: Tree of Life Summer Camp in China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. 07/2016 - 08/2016 Team Work (Role in Team: Concept Design, Modeling, Presentation)
Thinking about the future, the design combines artificial intelligence and architecture to build a new type of community in the future. All the spheres with various scale can move under the control of the central system. What's more, with AI's help, the community is able to resist disasters in the future.
East Hall Reconstruction Design Studio II, School of Architecture, SCUT 03/2015 - 04/2015 Individual Work
The design attempts to break the order of the building of school of architecture by reconstruction of east hall, part of the building, in a different way by separating the space in a different angle. Also, vertical communication and the relation between the site and the architecture make east hall a better place for students.
XINWEI CHEN D.O.B: TEL: EMAIL:
Jun. 11, 1994 (+86)18507631805 email@example.com
South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China, Sept. 2013-Present
School of Architecture, SCUT Student
Bachelor of Engineering (Majored in Urban and Rural Planning) GPA 3.72/4.00
Designed various kinds of architecture—including a youth apartment, the architect's home, a kindergarten, a traffic terminal, a hotel etc. (All drawings and diagrams were produced on my own). Drafted form-based code for Renminnan District, Guangzhou. Proposed urban design for reconstructing Renminnan District.
“Architecture+Ai” Summer Camp in China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Excellent Minister of Student Union of SCUT Outstanding Student Union Minister (Mar. 2015) Second Year Architecture Design Studio, SCUT Best Design (Jun. 2015) Southern China 9 Classes Kindergarten Design Third-Year Architecture Design Studio, SCUT Best Design (Jun. 2016) Art Meseum Design Scholarship for Academic Excellence in SCUT Top 20% in Department of Urban and Rural Planning, School of Architecture, SCUT Studio "Wall, Between Thick and Thin" Best Design Prize (Jul. 2017) Urban Traffic Innovation Practice Competition, National Steering Committee of Urban and Rural Planning Education in China Third Prize (Sept. 2017)
Collaborated with 5 students from architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture in different schools around China. Focused on architecture with artificial intelligence. Analyzed certain conditions of the future. Came up with concepts and designed single units with various functions. Produced analytical diagrams of circulation, communication modes. Produced facade drawing and models. Urban Architectural Design Co., Ltd Intern Architect
AutoCAD 3Ds Max Google SketchUp Rhinoceros Grasshopper Ecotect ArcGIS Artlantis Vray Keyshot Adobe suites Microsoft Office Art Photography Watercolor Painting/Sketches Woodwork Language
English Mandarin Cantonese Japanese
Professional proficiency Native or bilingual proficiency Native or bilingual proficiency Limited and elementary proficiency
Jul. 2017-Sept. 2017 Shenzhen, China
Investigated certain similar projects and regulations for a middle-school design. Proposed concepts and produced sketches. Analyzed modes for circulations, public activities, and communication. Produced diagrams and models for teaching building and student center, and vertical section drawings. Architecture Design and Research Institute of SCUT Intern Urban Planner
Sept. 2017-Nov. 2017 Guangzhou, China
Investigated two projects in Jiangxi province and Fujian province with teammates. Analyzed urban traffic and public spaces. Proposed an urban planning concept. Produced a masterplan and diagrams for public and goods transportation, structures of Ningde city and facilities distributions. Conceptualized and proposed an urban design to downtown Ningde, Fujian province.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Music Festival of School of Architecture, SCUT
Voluntary Teaching Activity in Summer Vacation
Jul. 2016-Aug. 2016 Chengdu, China
Drummer of band Random X
Sept. 2013-Jun. 2017 Guangzhou, China
Volunteer Participated in science-teaching group/Researched children living in rural areas/mental assistance for children. Entertainment Department, Student Union, School of Architecture, SCUT Minister Held 3 evenings of entertainment/Organized a dancing team. Voluntary Teaching Activity in Summer Vacation Leader/Organizer Arranged the schedule and participants/Drafted plans for teaching and researching. Team Architecture in Huagong Basketball League Major Player, Basketball League of SCUT Participated in HBL 3 times. Student Union of School of Architecture, SCUT Assistant Chairman Was in charge of entertainment and sport events for the School of architecture/Held sports events twice/Held evenings of entertainment for 3 times/Organized sports teams, a dancing team, a host team etc.
Nov.2014-Nov.2015 Guangzhou, China July 2015-Aug.2015 Shaoguan, China
Mar. 2015-Apr.2016 Guangzhou, China
Jul. 2016-Aug. 2016 Shaoguan, China
Oct. 2014-Sept. 2016 Shaoguan, China
Mar. 2016-Apr. 2017 Guangzhou, China
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XINWEI CHEN Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning School of Architecture, South China University of Technology firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Mar 14, 2018