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PORTFOLIO selected works 2015-2016

Xiaodong Yang


CONTACT

Xiaodong Yang January 15th 1996, Shenyang, China 202 E Chalmers St, Champaign, IL +1 626.364.8530 baobaoyoung@yahoo.com

SKILLS Photoshop Illustrator InDesign AutoCad Rhinoceros

EDUCATION 2014 - 2018

ArcGIS After Effects Microsoft Office Mac OSX Windows

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Department of Landscape Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Graduation: May 2018

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ABOUT This portforlio shows the process of planing and designing for different urban conditions in my college years. It represents my creative ideas, technical skills, and passion as a landscape architecture student. By studying and anaylzing the urban context in various scales, my work addresses environmental issues transform degraded landscapes into better places that fit socially and ecologically.

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CONTENT

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Boneyard Creek Redesign

Linking Ground

Residential Area Design

Campus Area Design

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Mobility Infrastructure

Sketch

Industrial Area Design Collaborate with Xiaoxin Ma and Yingzhe Du

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01 Boneyard Creek Redesign

The site is not only near the residence in Urbana, but also locate near the boneyard creek. Thus, this site should be appealing to the residents and also be functional in dealing with the flood. As the site is near the railroad which seems inconsistent with the surrounding area, a tall green hedge will not only block the noise from outside, but also give people a walking into forest experience. The whole site is connected by the wooden path which have several exit for people to come and leave. There are two playgrounds for children and their families to enjoy and relax. While the children is playing in the sandpit, parents and adults can either choose to go around the whole site and enjoy the beautiful scene or sit on the chairs and have conversations with other people while drinking coffee. In the deep of the site is the wetland that control the flood in this area. The wetland is just like a green sponge that can absorb the rainfall. The whole wetland area is designed to be untouched and grown naturally. People can go around the whole wetland on the wooden path and enjoy the view in a relative close distance. Overall this site can not only control the flood but also enables families and the residents nearby to relax both mentally and physically.

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When entering the site, poeple will walk on a wooden path which divid the area into two areas. On the left side of the path, poeple are relaxing and drinking coffee. Across the path, there are children playing on the sandpit.

People can have a closer look on the wooden pathway and have a better understanding of how the wetland work. When it is the rainy season, each section will be filled with water and hold the flood.

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02 Linking Ground The main problems I found out about this space is that it is too crowded and is not well connected with the quads as it expands from nearly South Quad to the North Quad. On the ground level, the zig zag shape of the pattern corresponds the similar pattern on the main quad. This pattern connects the main entrances of buildings and the change of texture may give people who walk underneath the platform a sense of direction. Standing on the elevated platform, people may enjoy a better view of the main quad. If there is no rush to the classes, one can always choose to walk on it and in that case, ground level will be less crowded. During daytime, the extended platform from Wright street may give people opportunities to enjoy the views from different angle and elevation. During the night, one can enjoy the quietness and calmness with lightings aside.

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03 Mobility Infrastructure Goose island is a place that full of industrial waste that prevent people nearby and visitors from going and enjoying. The traffic is also disconnected from the river front and the neighborhood. We proposed the elevated path for pedestrians and bikers to increase interactions among start-up companies. By proposing various kinds of transportation such as tramway and water taxi along the river front, our design aim to bring people from the community back and enjoy the space.

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MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE in CHICAGO MOBILITY SYSTEM CONTEXT MAP

Legend

Boundary

Inside Buffer

Mobility Category

Buffer Zone Industrial Corridor

Commercial Bus Stops

Water Taxi Rail Metra Bus Bike

Inside Corridor

Industrial Bus Stops

Industrial Bus Stops

Residential Bus Stops

Residential Bus Stops

Commercial Divvy Station

Industrial Divvy Station

Industrial Divvy Station Residential Divvy Station

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MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE in CHICAGO CONGESTION MAP

LENGEND Car Volume (#)

WE NS EW SN Congestion

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High

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MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE in CHICAGO PROPOSED BIKE LANE MAP

Proposed Bike Lane Existing Bike Lane Proposed Bike Lane

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LEGEND

The Impact of Service Zone Scale of Impact

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The Impact of RecreationZone Scale of Impact

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The Impact of Event Zone Scale of Impact

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The Impact of InnovationZone Scale of Impact

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HYBRIDITY DIAGRAM

ATIONSHIP-WEB OF UBER AND START-UP COMPANIES COMMUNITY 13


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THE TECH-HEART D

MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE in CHICAGO

TRAMWAY LANE

DEVELOPED MOBILITY SYSTEM DIAGRAM N

BIKE LANE

PEDESTRAIN RIVERFRONT FEATURED PROGRAM CAR LANE WATERTAXI

ANNOTATION DIVVY STATION

WATERTAXI ROUTE

BIKE LANE

PEDESTRAIN ROUTE

AREIAL TRAMWAY STOPS

RIVERFRONT ZONE

AREIAL TRAMWAY ROUTE

CAR LANE

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CONTEXT STREET


THE TECH-HEART D

MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE in CHICAGO

AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

THE TECH-HEART D

MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE in CHICAGO AREIAL VIEW FROM THE- CENTRAL RIVERFRONT DOCK

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04 Sketch

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