Portfolio of Dianyu Yang M.S. Advanced Architectural Design
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Columbia University, GSAPP New York City , NY | 2017-2018
Finalist – CSI Competition [On Goldeness 2.0], Fall 2016
Annual architecture student design competition sponsored by Construction Specifications Institute, Iowa.
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design
Iowa State University
3rd Prize -WBM Berlin Architecture Competition
Ames, IA | 2012-2017
Bachelor of Architecture
[Infill-Unfold], Summer 2016
Annual international student competition of the summer academy Berlin program.
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Berlin, Germany | June - July 2015
Summer Academy Study Abroad Program
2nd Prize - UN-Habitat Urban Design Competition [TODs in Nakuru], Spring 2016
International urban design competition for sustainable urban development in Kenya, held by UN-habitat.
Chinese Mandarin (Native); English (Fluent)
2nd Prize - NCMA 2015 Unit Design Competition
Montreal Canada, Summer 2015
United States National Masonry unit design competition held by National Concrete Masonry Association. Photoshop
Dean’s list, Honored Student
Iowa State University, Academic Year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Students at ISU achieve Dean’s List status by attaining a grade-point average of 3.50 or better. AutoCAD
| December, 2016
Collaborative magazine for students and professionals, Month 10 Best projects.
Iowa State University College of Design Exhibition Lumion
Kohn Pedersen Fox, Internship
New York, United States | June - September 2018 XIM - KPF Masterplans Database & Toolkits - Worldwide successful street & space designs research. - Created spacial section drawings, urban neighborhoods diagrams, major city maps and scale comparasion diagrams. - Worked with KPF’s IT team to discuss and build masterplans reference database on intrnet.
UDC Architects, Internship
Shijiazhuang, China | July - August 2014 Shijiazhuang International Convention and Exhibition Center Participated in master plan development discussion, mass model making, and International co-working experience with Woods Bagot, Australia.
The Independent study and further development of Berlin academic work [Infill-Unfold].
Berlin ARS Exhibition, Berlin
| Fall, 2016
| Summer, 2016
WBM Berlin Architecture Competition, [Infill-Unfold] student work exhibition.
Kenya Towns’ Design Exhibition, Kenya
| June, 2016
As the representative of Runner-up team, giving the introduction of the design proposals to Kenya government.
Iowa State University College of Design Exhibition ULI urban design competition exhibition, individual work presentation.
National Concrete Masonry Association Meeting The award ceremony, presentation, publication, and the exhibition of the Unit Design Competition.
| Spring, 2016
| Augest, 2016
TODs in Nakuru
Urban Corridor Factory Landscape Design
Theory Architecture Gallery Space Memory Preservation
Urban Study Mix-use Typology Design
Utopia Architecture Urban Study Mix-use
Transit-Oriented Development Master Plan Typology Design
Urban Housing Urban Study Sustainable Design
 Conveyor Spring 2018, Studio proejct Columbia University Teammate: Dianyu Yang, Shan Qi Instrcutor: Laurie Hawkinson, Galen Pardee (TA) â€œConveyor â€? is a concept rooted in the contex t of waste management in NYC. It hybrids waste recycle plant with car recycle and fixing and nature leisurely landscape, reimagining mechanical factory as an infrastructure for processing, trading, learning and manufacturing. Conveyor is not only moving resource from place to place, but also promotes a duality of extraction and production, coupling material recovery and on-site light manufacturing, providing people with education and place for public gathering.
Distribution Network New York City generates around 14 million tons of waste every year. Almost all of this waste ends up in other places â€” in landfills, incinerators, and recycling facilities in other cities, states and countries. Trash bags are not just simply disappeared, actually, waste itself follows a long journey before reaching its final destination, traveling many miles and often making several stops along the way. NYC depends heavily on waste export, at great economic and environmental costs. The DSNY estimates that the city's waste system has 200 million gallons per year of gasoline consumed, which just be used for transporting and trash distribution.
Challenge The complete ban of importing trash has been taken effect by Chinese government on Jan. 1 2018, that is leaving U.S. recycling companies scrambling to adapt and let the waste management industry in chaos. New alternatives should be considered and proposed to waste management in order to take immediate action on dealing the issue of environmental impacts and inefficiency of current system.
Waste to Energy
Rather than spreading multiple waste management sectors with different function, a new waste management in Willis Point will take the responsibility for Queens four districts. By doing this, the original vacant places for buidling the waste management facility could be used as a more productive and benificial land for commercial, residencial and public realm. This could be consider as the interpretation for Manhattanism, new waste management typology could lead a ecological future for both sociaty and environment.
By overlapping 2100 high-tide and site toxicity mapping together, we decided to relocate the existing auto industry and alien our linear processes to west side of the site to avoid future flooding. The rest of the land will be well treated through soil remediation and environmental control, and will be given back to nature and public as a wetland park in 10-15 years.
Linear Flows The specific technologies of waste management, recycling, soil and water treatment are various, such as optical sorting, magnetic soring, combustion, condensation, air blowing, extraction, and so on. Most of them contain linear flows, just like water start blood vessel in human body, wastes are delivered to here and then to be distributed and treated in different ways and places, finally arrive their destination. The processes rely on conveyor to send material into different machines, therefore, specially the mechanism of linear process could be overlapped and connected together in order to save more space and create solid and void in between.
Based on the mechanism of all kinds of material and resource flows, the project developed multiple linear processes, overlapping and connecting together, then a secondary skin wrapping this skeleton translates the solid and void into education space and public tour path. Or, as might be said more poetically, the new idea of public-friendly trash institute has a mechanical heart refreshing and generating both material and social energy.
Waste to Energy
Trash Sorting Vapor Treatment Extraction
Injection Hydraulic Construction
Cut & Fill
Unloading & Sorting
Crushing & Shredding
The new typology will not only dramatically reduce the distance trucks travel, but also shift the city toward an entirely self-digestion and public-friendly system in waste treatment and its transition as a new type of public infrastructure construction. Public participation is invented to become a more interesting part of trash treatment, small workshops, art studios, flea market would contribute to transforming the sorted waste into usable materials.
Education Se ctor
Stadium Nor th Entrance
Waste Sortin g
Stadium New Extension
Car Recycling Center
Waste to Ener gy
Slope to Land scape
Car Service En trance
Reciprocity The formal logic of the linear programs are projected on the shape and flow of the building's space and envelope, which in turn enhances the performance of the public reciprocity. The project therefore is valued not only by aesthetics and functionality, but also by its elegancy in responsing the multiple systems composing the building. Public will be no stranger to such "sunless" programs, state-of-the art facilities would be fitted inside an enclosed architecture piece, which aimed to be extremely clean to minimize the impact on surrounding neighborhoods, at the same time allowing public for tour and visit to learn more about those unfamiliar processes and operations.
0 - 5 Years
5 - 10 Years
10 - 15 Years
Rebirth In this project, social impact and sustainability are not the aim but a trigger to test the boundaries of architecture and urban design. By researching into the process of waste sorting, combustion, soil remediation, end-of-life car demolishment, the design tries to find a new typology of public educational corridor, which is deeply related and interference and interaction. A reciprocal relationship is established among program, circulation, form and shape, driving the project into a highly integrated architectural idea.
 Retro-Active Fall 2017, Studio proejct Columbia University Teammate: Dianyu Yang, Zhanqing Xu Instrcutor: Mabel O. Wilson, Trevor Lamphier (TA) Instead of losing residents and the city in the torrent of generic ideas of future urbanism, architecture should become the strongest vehicle and evolve from a passive repository to an active laboratory for stimulating self-consciousness and increasing empathy in residents. This project is the new typology for the historical and memory preservation, it is a shelter liberated from the captivity of capitalism and centralization, and recovers the identity of both city and human beings.
SURVEILLANCE & MEDIA Today people live in the physical world in their home, places of work and other locations. But they also live their lives on Facebook, Twitter, email, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and many other platforms. As a result, real world experiences are immediately broadcast and shared in the digital world and linger on the sites to forever be seen. Like foodstgramming enhancing the enjoyment of food consumption, experiencing others’ vision and life would become a new method of entertainment. With the help of exploited computer-based technology development, people would consume the experience in a more efficient and interactive way, which could fulfill the desire, pleasure, and urban escape.
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I’ve run a casino for 10 years, and if there’s one thing I know, it’s when I’m being fucked with this time!
Yes madam, I follow him all the way to VL Bar, he is talking with someone with backpack. THe man hand over a small box.
I’m the only one who know the secret right now.
I suppose this means the young man at that day wasn’t an isolated incident. I saw them in the mall yesterday. She is cheating on you, take this. Put the camera inside of the closet. What have you done to him? You know, they are supposed to fight with each other.
The Force of Media
The James Scott Memoria Fountain is a monument designed by architect Cass Gilbert and sculptor Herbert Adams
Nancy Brown Peace Carillon is a bell tower funded during the Depression by the pocketbooks of a newspaper advice columnist’s fan base, during the early days of World War II, dedicated to peace.
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is a 982-acre greenhouse and a botanical garden. It’s the oldest continually-running conservatory in the United States. The building is attached to Belle Isle Aquarium.
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is a 16,000 square foot maritime museum that places special interest on Detroit’s role on national and regional maritime history, exhibiting one of teh largest collection of model ships in the world.
The Giant Slide is a slide which was introduced to the park in 1967. It has asix lanes and costs one dollars per ride.
The Belle Isle Nature Center is a 4 acres zoo that provides year-round educational, recreational adn environmental conservation opportunities for the conmmunity.
Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse is located at the north end of Belle Isle. It was built in 1929 and it is the only light in the nation constructed of marble.
The Belle Isle Yacht Club Facility is a water front private building built in 2008. The marina is the closest South Carolina marina to teh Gulf Stream, and is one of the premier marinas on the eastern seaboard of the United States.
The Belle Isle Casino is one of the first structures built on the island after it became a park in June 1887. The new structure opened in May 1908. There wasno gambling, it was a building used for meetings, entertainment, dancing etc.
The Belle Isle Beach is a half-mile stretch of sand and a popular spot for paddle-boarders, kayakers, and boaters.
The Belle Isle Golf Range is a nine-acre, 30-bay full-length driving range including three putting greens, two chipping greens and four sand traps.
The Athletic Fields is a recreation area for playing softball, baseball, football, soccer, rugby, track and handball / racquetball.
HISTORY Just like Coney Island exploited new technology for the fulfillment of desire and pleasure to became the masses of Manhattan as an escape from the city, human-being is still fascinated by the Synthetic Reality. As Detroit regrowing and more people flocked to Belle Isle, it could no longer simply exist as a natural island, it should mutate towards the opposite binary, with extreme artificiality and urban intensification.
Manhattanism - "Delirious New York"
"A resort Implies the presence, not too far away, of a reservoIr of people existing under conditions that require them to escape occasionally." - Rem Koolhaas Coney Island to Manhattan - "Delirious New York"
Belle Isle Timeline
"ENCLAVE" The project would argue that with the homogeneity brought by utilitarianism that led to a trend of globalization, instead of making people and city lost in the torrent of future urbanism, architecture should become the strongest vehicle and evolve from a passive repository to an active laboratory for stimulating selfconsciousness and increasing empathy. This project is the new typology for history and memory preservation, it is a shelter liberated from the captivity of capitalism and centralization, recovering the identity of both city and human beings themselves.
As Detroit being reinvigorated and highly densified to become another mega-city decades after, many stories and memories will no longer exist, which were unique and desirable to cityâ€™s success and failure. If so, urban convergence is possible only at the price of shedding identity. What is left after identity is stripped? The Generic?
SCENE REPRODUCTION Belle Isle is a new experimental approach to Detroit that engages with the themes of story and experience, to create a style that reacts to the ever changing and reviving conditions of life. The aim is to utilise architecture and latest binary technology to provide a method of discovering, recalling and rethinking about human-being, city, and everyday life to provide a richer and more inclusive experience of the recreational exper ience.Through the employment of a architecture language for commonable entertainment experience, it aims to represent the ideological value that future entertaining and public community space assumes in this context in shaping both values and culture. Auto-industry
Technology, artificiality, visual effect and the abnormal and absurd would be utilized as consumable binaries to be ritualized by the masses and unleashed on this test land. The new urbanism of Belle Isle would be developed through entertainment hub, turning technology into pleasure, creating a new mass consumer culture to inhabit it. Auto-industry
PRESERVATION The continuous desire of escaping to Belle Isle as a zone of potential value - a kind of marginalized condition could always be isolated and protected will be the cure for urban ills and exhaustions, providing stay and rest. Mixedreality, computer vision, data processing and automation technology utilized as consumable binaries to be experienced and shared by the masses and unleashed on this test land. Gerontogeous fragments would be stored not only in physical dimension, but also be retroactively disinterred as the past era through extreme binary. The island is a catalogue of precedents and memories: all the desirable elements that exist scattered through the old-world Detroit would ultimately preserved and reassembled in a single place, and last forever.
 Storage Summer 2017, Studio proejct Columbia University Teammate: Dianyu Yang, Xinxin Li Instrcutor: Nahyun Hwang, David Eugin Moon The project is proposing a new direction for the development of self-storage industry, as part of a broader strategy to rethink both efficiency and redundancy mini storage brought to the city and people. New self-storage industry typology allows the wasted resources and spaces been reused, at the same time celebrating new kinds of common space created by multi-function storage units.
STORAGE - Scenarios & Stories For many New Yorkers, a warehouse storage is the only solution to living small. Self-storage provided residents and businesses small, secure spaces, flexible month-to-month leases and cheaper prices than traditional warehouses. However, as self-storage buildings have multiplied across the city, they are drawing increased scrutiny from city officials and community groups who say they take up space that could be used for something more productive.
Upper Class Family
non-use furniture, boxes
antique, funiture, seasonal item, luxury car
Furnitures, boxes, motorcycle
Online Shop Owner
electronic equipments, books
art supplies, materials, works, tool box
basket, BBQ, food truck trailer
shelf, table, boxes
shelf, table, boxes, bed
Divorced Move Out
handbags, book, headphone
suit, backpack, newspaper
luggage, backpack, suitcase, handbag
furnitures, boxes, luggage, cloths, shoes
small-size furnitures, boxes, luggage, bicycle
furnitures, boxes, luggage
office sets, documents, electronic equipments
instruments, mic stand, suitcase
recyclables, backpack, suitcase, tent
recyclables, relief, shopping cart, boxes
High School Student
Moving Out Student
Share Living Student
books, personal items
sports supplys, backpack, personal items
art supplys, tool box, works
small-size funitures, boxes, luggage
small-size funitures, boxes, luggage
medium-size funitures, boxes, luggage
medium-size funitures, boxes, luggage, car
1' x 1'
1' x 2'
2' x 2'
5' x 5'
5' x 10'
10' x 10'
10' x 20'
10' x 30'
METHODOLOGY - Multi-function Units The alterable unit design would carry as many activities as possible, avoiding the waste of space and resources, emphasizing circulations and communication. Different activities enabling the building to always be seen as a living organism, functional hybridization could be seen as value added and antidote to the metropolitan proliferation, beckoning one's experience and participation.
Living & Working
Event & Exhibition
Vending & Bar
MATRICS - Mat-Building Mat-building design strategies are not dependent on a specific architectural language, and identifying certain contemporary works as offshoots of this phenomenon. Dismantling and reframing programme and composition, matarchitecture as a dynamic, flexible armature. New Storage design's open-plan layout, a city in miniature, will perfectly epitomised the dynamism and potential of urban intensification, providing a creative and interactive space for public use and communication. We are not designing the layout, we are controling the density, flexibility, and activity of the programme to suggest an alternative option for user to explore.
220' x 220'
40' x 40'
verticle circulation serving spaces
TEST LAND - Manhattan Mini Storage Manhattan Mini Storage is the largest personal storage company in NYC, and one of the largest in the United States. The firm has 17 storage locations throughout the city, open 365 days a year and some of them open 24/7. The typology design will firstly be applied to the site near Hudson River, as well as sharing strategic location with High-Line. We image our project launching upon Manhattan Mini Storage, as the test land, providing alternative and futural solution for whole selfstorage industry.
West Side FederationSenior Housing
Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex
Industrial Business Zones Large Storage (Infrustracture) Small Storage (Infrustracture) Self-Storage Manhattan Mini Storage
TYPOLOGY - Efficiency & Redundancy In the end of the information age, the nature of the manhattanism will not only refer to the final stages of the process of transformation under pressure, which going "vertically", but will also be revealed as hyper-efficiency. Everything will be done efficiently, transmission, delivery, processing, etc. will always become the crucial aspect of decision making. The new typology design is inspiring the multi-function programmes to against the redundancy of the oldworld recognization towards storage industry.
 On Goldeness Fall 2016, Studio proejct Iowa State University Teammate: Dianyu Yang, Mingchen Cui, Zejun li, Yutao Hu Instrcutor: Mitchell Squire The project seeks to inform federal and state policymakers of the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in U.S. competitiveness and future economic prosperity. BUT there is one difference: We intend to change the acronym by including A = ART, and thus show the importance of the vibrant relationship between traditional technological agendas and the more traditional creative disciplines aligned under the heading of art, and how together they can cultivate a vibrant economy and cultural force in cities. We are in effect attempting to design a utopia of STEAM.
SAN FRANCISCO TIMELINE This timeline collage focuses on the sociopolitical and cultural nuances exerted by and which are often contained within architecture and urban design. Through analyzing the influential events and people to San Francisco from both economy, politics and culture aspects, we highlight the correlated and interactional fragments to deeply research the relationship and the cause and effect inbetween.
Birthplace of Silicon Valley
California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found in Coloma, California, the gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.
The HP Garage is a private museum where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded. The Palo Alto company that sparked the beginning of Silicon Valley.
(PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco in 1915. Its ostensible purpose was widely seen in the city as an opportunity to showcase its recovery from the 1906 earthquake.
Stanford Research Park
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place during the 1930s, and it was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.
focused their investment activity primarily on starting and expanding companies. These companies were exploiting breakthroughs in electronic, medical, or data-processing technology.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak build and illegally sell 'blue boxes' that allow to make phone calls for free. Later, Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne.
Built in 1951, as Stanford Industrial Park, it claims to be its founding and played a key role in creation of Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. The term is now generally used as a synecdoche for the American high-technology economic sector.
A Web 2.0 website may allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to where people were limited to the passive viewing of content.
Economy Venture Capital High Technology Industrial
Culture LGBT Culture
Amasa Leland Stanford was an American tycoon, industrialist, politician, and a co-founder of Stanford University. He had tremendous power in the region and a lasting impact on California.
Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, dedicated to Leland Stanford Jr, their only child. The institution opened in 1891 on Stanford's previous Palo Alto farm.
William S. Burroughs
William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, satirist, essayist, painter, and spoken word tion and a major postmodernist author who wrote in the
Summer of Love
The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood Haight-Ashbury.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the
Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who
the counterculture that soon would follow.
The Castro in Eureka Valley in San Franciscowas one remains one of the most prominent symbols of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activism and events in the world.
Ed Lee is the 43rd and current Mayor of San Francisco, -
Board of Supervisors.
As a great legacy of the Tech Boom in the late 20th century and the early 21st century, Silicon Valley attracts thousands of young people from all around the world, who eager to dig out financial success, to San Francisco. However, tech advancement deprives people’s possibility to have a different life, which they would choose to have if the values of the society are not seduced by high profits in tech/information sectors.
Technology advancement is so successful that tech related areas, which are referred to STEM, have become a huge magnet, to which every single part of the society is gravitated. In this whirlpool, many people give up some, if not all, their innate interests and properties to become a STEM person for mostly financial reasons.
Headquater of High-tech Company 1990-2000 Headquater of High-tech Company 2000-2010 Headquater of High-tech Company 2010-2015 The Highest Density area of Homeless (2015)
Social Diversi ty
STEM vs "STEAM"
Expericencing the processes of materialization that define the Bay Area, we thrust ourselves into the dynamic and live surface of this city culture. It is the time to immerse, submerge and be baptized in the traditions, the debates and the technological developments that have been deployed to address the pressing ethical, geopolitical, and socio-economic challenges of this place.
Music Bar Museum Sports Concert Hall LGBT Beat Generation Hippie
City Culture Hubs
la To Oak
To Emeryville To Richmond To UC Berkeley
Subway Lightrail Highway 10 mins walk 20 mins walk 30 mins walk
To Los Angeles
To SF Airport (SFO)
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We targeted the site upon an existing parking garage located under the highway intersection between Mission District(historical and cultural district), South of Market(developing area), and Potrero Hill(hightech startup), such strategic location could condense all spectrum of both culture, bussiness, city development into one point. Thus, the building becomes a 'black hole' in the urban area to attract humans' desire of self-gratification, self-replection, wealth and fame. Convenient traffic would maximize the accessibility from all around the city, thus facilitate the local development of the neighborhood.
Our project seeks to orchestrate a varied complex upon a single site in the heart of the intersection of three districts. The desire is to compose a program that combines the shared cultural histories, local humanisum, with the most recent trends in economic empowerment in and around the â€œCity by the bay.â€?
The main idea is to create as much interaction as possible without disturbing it's activities. By blurring the boundary between programs, both physical and visual connection would be established to maximize the communication.
The continuing atrium space within the building will provide people from all fields an open and bright community space, to cultivate the assibilation and metamorphosis of new symbiosis.
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IDEATION ZONE ENCLAVE EDUCATION CENTER
EXPERIENCE ROOM STOCK EXCHANGE
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MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROOM EXHIBIT SPACE EXPERIENCE ROOM
RECEPTION STOCK EXCHANGE
TEAM PROJECT ROOM
STARTUPS TRADING FLOOR RECOURCE ROOM
FLEXIBLE OFFICE MANAGER OFFICE TEAM PROJECT ROOM
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SENIOR CENTER PLAYGROUND RECREATIONAL SPACE EXPERIENCE SPACE
GYMNASIUM AMPHITHEATRE AUDITORIUM DIGITAL CENTER
CAFETERIA DINNING SPACE
PROGRAMICAL CROSS HYBRIDIZATION
RETAIL AREA COMMUNITY PLAZA
Conceptually, each set of program was divided into parallel strips, which then becomes interwoven into the other programmatic set. The resulting intersections and courtyard voids becomes a hybrid space between "Capitalism" and "Humanism". The twin parallel grains creates a spatial& processional sequence to which users can easily orient.
LOBBY / WELCOME CENTER
ARCHITECTURE STRATEGY We aim to create a liberal environment with certain qualities that are comparable to the gold rush. Within the bounds of this architecture is an equitable culture, people do not come in with superiority. Everybody is considered a liberal independent. We look upon the building to serve as a sanctuary from the unseen orders of neoliberalism, offering the everyday user an opportunity to participate through access of and collaboration with each sophisticated instrument that has worked together at the same level of equalty. Therefore, it seems that the design strategy here should be changed, in terms of the freewill expection. The form of the buliding does not matter that much, the matter is what kind of proposal and inspiration our project could bring to the human being and to future architecture.
Existing Highway Intersection
Community and Structure Settlement
Interior Space and Form Carving
1' = 1/32" Section Model
Business Management Office Education
HEAVEN OF THE CREATIVE CLASS
The nature of society and work is changing. Instead of staying with an organization for their entire careers, people now switch them frequently and seeking for interactive communication with each other. The people driving these changes in values are part of a huge new class, the Creative Class. The new vision of leading generation adds on virtually all white-collar workers, including bankers, middle managers, and high-end marketers and salespeople, etc.
Residence Catering Marketplace Sports Nature Entertainment
1' = 1/32" Section Model
STEAM is a facilitator of discovering and expressing inner self. In other words, the equality should be firstly established, and it should be inside of everybody, should be around us everywhere. It is difficult to design for everyone, people don't know what they want until they are using the space. Rather than providing specific programs to force people satisfy themselves, we only providing various space and possible programs to let people create their space by themselves.
 TODs in Nakuru Spring 2016, UN-Habitat International Design Competition Iowa State University Teammate: Dianyu Yang, Rongchuan Zhang, Fang Zhou Instrcutor: Sungduck Lee The design proposal aims to tackle inadequate infrastructure development, poor land-use organization, poor connectivity, and unplanned densification and transportation activities, through the concept of Transit Orientated Development (ToD). The proposal aims to address the integration and connectivity within the area and with adjacent land-uses, including suggesting a foot bridge across the highway to connect the two sides of the town with the railway station area.
Nakuru Lake Victoria Nairobi
KENYA URBAN EXPANSION
Indian Ocean Mombasa
Kenya, as the biggest and most advanced economy in east and central Africa, is undergoing dramatic p o p u l at i o n grow t h a n d u r b a n ex p a n s i o n . A significant share of this growth will be recorded in secondary and intermediate cities. This transition presents an equal share of challenges and opportunities to urban planning and development in Kenya. Given that the majority of Kenyaâ€™s urban centers are characterized by inadequate urban planning and design, compounded by informal developments and inadequate infrastructures, urban design will contribute significantly towards the overall transformation of these urban centers by enhancing livability and unlocking their full potential.
URBAN SPRAWL OF NAKURU The on-going national project of constructing a standard gauge railway is expected to boost the connectivity of both the town and the region; it is anticipated that the railway station will be a major economic hub for the town. Currently, retail hawkers markets, bus parks and a recreational park are located close to the existing railway station. Inadequate urban planning coupled with inadequate housing, congestion and environmental degradation are major challenges facing the town. Nakuruâ€™s urban challenges can be addressed by infrastructural development and densification to address urban sprawl. Furthermore, informal economic activities continue to demand more space for trading in the town, resulting in conflicts over streetspace use and congestion in sites allocated for markets.
Kenya Nakuru County
Nakuru Central CBD Area
TOD TYPOLOGIES Nakuru was naturally divided into several different big districts: commercial, light industrial, low-density residential, high-density residential, rural agricultural, central business district, etc. The intersection area of each will be the potential TOD areas as we proposed. By providing them different but similar solutions, such as skywalks, pedestrian friendly commercial districts, redesigned train and bus stations, etc., the overall typologies can be integrated and analyzed. A comprehensive and universal TODs can be applied to more complicated situations and in every intersection TOD area in Nakuru, even in Kenya Urbanization.
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Site D Site E
Typology A: Creating Buffer zone to serve local commu Intersection: Conservation High Density Residential Public Propose
Typology C: Bridging both side of highway and providi
Proposed Urban Life Structure
Commercial Public Propose Handcraft & Light Industrial Transit area
unity and stimulate commercial development.
ing suitable marketplace adjacent to industiral area.
Typology B: Enhancing public transportation system (BRT) to connect suburban area with central city. Intersection: Commercial High Density Residential Middle Density Residential
Typology E: Redefining the common space, and maximizing the walkability and accessibility. Intersection:
Public Propose High Density Residential Middle Density Residential Transit area
TYPOLOGY D: TRANSIT HUB By relocating local bus station and national bus terminal, new transportation system would maximize the landuse efficiency of this area. New CBD area with smaller blocks, continuing green space, and public plaza is proposed as an integrated marketplace, retails, and reacreational space to stimulate local economy development, celebrating the walkability accessibility, and connectivity.
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Train Line Highway Main Road Minor Road
Existing Roadway System
Proposed Roadway System
Office Plaza & Parking lots
City Bus Terminal Bus Parking Parking Ramp Connection Plaza Train Station Railway Platform Skywalk National Bus Stations Station Square Market Place New Hawkers Market Retails & Stores Hotel Inn & Hostel Shopping Center Public Park Town Market Plaza New Town Market Office Buildings Parking lots Office Plaza Gas Station
Integrated Shopping Center
New Hawkers Market
City Bus Terminal
 Infill - Unfold Summer 2015, Study abroad project Iowa State University, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Instrcutor: Ulrike Passe In order to response the increasing population crowding and housing need in Berlin, the project look into the gap between two residential buildings located in central Mitte district in Berlin. Has gone through the World War II, after war construction, and reunification, Berlin is now playing an important role as the world's experiment ground for modern architecture and urbanization. Without breaking the existing urban fabric, the project could be consider as a practical and sustainable solution for the new Berliners in the future.
LY13, Lychener Straße 43, Berlin, 1999-2001 Residential, Office, Commercial Estradenhaus, Choriner Straße 55&56, Berlin, 1998-2000 Residential, Commercial Plotsize: 11 m x 34 m (approx.) Floor slabs not adapted to neighbouring building. Skeleton of reinforced concrete with open interior spaces, allows flexible use. Only one shaft for elevator and all vertical technical installations. Balconies of translucent metal mesh. Glass windows (floor to ceiling) with wooden frames.
Plotsize: 10.5 m x 35 m (approx.) Gap between neighbouring building allows sufficient daylight to reach all interior spaces. Skeleton of reinforced concrete with open interior spaces, which allows flexible use. Only one shaft for elevator and all vertical technical installations.
Woodhouse e3, Esmarchstraße 3, Berlin, 2007-2008 Residential, Commercial
Haus Brunnenstraße, Brunnenstraße 9, Berlin, 2008-2010 Office, Gallery, Residential Plotsize: 15 m x 14 m (approx.) Building heights and floor slabs adapted to neighbouring buildings. Skeleton of reinforced concrete with open floor plan,allows flexible use. Only one shaft for elevator and all vertical technical installations.
Plotsize: 18 m x 14 m (approx.) Heights/floor slabs adapted to neighbouring buildings. Wood skeleton construction. Separated from the main building, vertical circulation (staircase and elevator) are made of concrete offers a short escape route. Skeleton structure allows flexible configurations.
Contemporory infill case study
Inhabitants / ha 1-30 31-70 71-150 151-250 251-350 351-450 451-550 >550
Neighborhood Centre District Centre Main Centre Central Radiation Areas < 1,000 dwellings 1,000 - 2,000 dwellings
> 2,000 dwellings
New Residential Development Provision with public Share of private or semigreen spaces (m2 / inh.) public space in resident
Water Forests, Woods, Grassland Agreculture, Horticulture Park, Green space
Green and Open Space
>6.0 3.0 - 6.0 1.0 - 3.0 <1.0
provided underprovided poorly provided unprovided
Availability of public space
Stimulus Control development pressure Neighbourhoods enhancement Potential housing sites with infastructure Cultural space with outward influence Strengthen local public transport network Trainline and subway system International impulses and influences Commercial spaces development
MITTE DISTRICT As the most central locality of Berlin, Mitte district bears the stamp of various different periods, cultures and histories. As the combination of the historical and the modern set in the center of the capital, it plays a
significant roal as a place where locals meet visitors from all over the world; where international business people aggregate; where people of many different nationalities create various art and culture.
People & Life Residential Space High Density Medium Density Low Density
Space & Atmosphere
Public Open Space Green Space Sports Space Public Square
Public Transportation U S
U-Bahn Station S-Bahn Station Bus / Tram Station
60,000 vehicles/24h 35,000 vehicles/24h 10,000 vehicles/24h
Building & Community
Mittedistrict is both a laboratory for city innovations and a showcase of heterogeneous elements .High percentage of affordable housing attract locals coming here to live. As a center of creativity, a futureproof workplace and a tourist starting point, Mitte district is bathing in history, potential and affection.
DESIGN PROPOSAL Public green space and common space are playing the active role of offering communication possibilities for Berliners. Increasing the sharing public space within neighborhoods would become the focal point of future city development.
SUSTAINABILITY Various floor plan gives diverse options for people living in, providing different orientation towards south and north green space. The kitchen and community space on each floor provide great opportunities for locals, visitors, students, business man sharing their study and experience everyday.
Summer footcandel level
Winter footcandel level
Section Perspective & Construction Detail
The tilting solution not only maximized the daylighting inward the center, but also provided various community space with different size and orientation on each floor. Contributing to vertical circulation core and double facade system design, the atrium also functions as a conditioner, cooling down the hot air, refreshing a better atmosphere for whole building in summer.
Operable Skylight Panels
Double Face System Fifth Floor First Floor
Fourth Floor Ground Level
Double Face System
FUTURE PLANNING This project can be considering as the building typology that create flexible autonomous living units, meet all kinds of need from various group of people. By utilizing the community core as part of the lighting and ventilation coordination, this building typology provide more livable apartments, at the same time finding a potential way for Berliners new urban living.
Ground Level Flexible Propose