YIDING WANG | PORTFOLIO master of architecture, Suprastudio UCLA bachelor of architecture, SCUT
CONTENTS PART1: Professional Work Shir Ha-maâ€™alot Community
UCLA Garden Pavilion
PART2: Academic Work High-rise Flats Design
Exhibition Center Design
Elderly Community Design
3rd Prize in 2012 International Student Competition on Open Building, Beijing, China
3rd Prize in 2010 Construction Competition of SCUT, Guangzhou, China
Fold & Assembly Furniture
Project Name: SHIR HA-MA'ALOT COMMUNITY Role: Presentation Model Making Location: Irvine, California Date: Sep 2014
INTRODUCTION Shir Ha-Maâ€™alot is a Reform Jewish Community that provides a spiritual home guided by memory and mitzvah, committed to mentsch making & making meaning. This project is to provide the client a new master plan of the Shir Ha-Maâ€™alot community in Irvine, California. With the function of classrooms, temple, chapel and parking centralizing, we want to create a space for the community members to communicate.
PROFESSIONAL WORK Project Name: UCLA Garden Pavilion Role: Working Model Making, CAD Drawing, Field Researching Location: Los Angeles, California Date: Oct 2014
INTRODUCTION This project is in the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden which located in the campus of UCLA. It serves as a long-term repository for unusual plants, a refugium for biodiversity. Since Lehrer Architects designed a trail for the pedestrian inside the garden, now as the visitors inside become more and more, it is necessory to have a pavilion for them with the functions of cafe, rest areas and so on. Therefore, they can enjoy a better trip.
REMOVE (E) DG AS REQ'D FOR REGRADING & RE-INSTALL
OPEN MTL. TRELLIS ABOVE
STANDING SEAM ROOF, ABOVE
CHANGING STATION HAND DRYER LOCATION
OUTDOOR EXHIBITION DISPLAY 50 SF
FAMILY RR 108
MEN'S RR 109 50 SF
EDGE OF STANDING SEAM ROOF, ABOVE EDGE OF PTD. OPEN MTL. TRELLIS, ABOVE
ACCESSIBLE DRINKING FOUNTAINS EXHIBIT VITRINE
2 A-3.0 CATERING / PANTRY 104
MOBILE PREP SURFACE ALUM. & GLASS FOLDING DOOR SYSTEM, REYNAERS OR SIM. PASS-THROUGH WINDOW W/ OPERABLE SLIDING PANEL BACKED WITH WHITEBOARD
1 A -4.0
PTD. STL. COLUMNS, TYP.
CLASSROOM 102 540 SF
FULL HEIGHT GLAZED OPERABLE SLIDING DOORS TOPCAST POLISHED CONCRETE FLOOR W/ ALTERNATING FINISHES & COLORS
FLEX AREA / ORIENTATION / CLASSROOM 100 725 SF
CLASSROOM STORAGE. DOORS BACKED WITH WHITEBOARD PANELS
OPERABLE WALL SYSTEM BACKED WITH WHITEBOARD PANELS SLIDING DOORS W/ SURFACE MTD. EXHIBIT DISPLAY
2 A -4.0
STORAGE 103 90 SF
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LA KRETZ ENTRANCE
PTD. PERF'D METAL TRELLIS
STANDING SEAM MTL. ROOF INTEGRAL GUTTER PTD. PERF'D METAL TRELLIS
BUILT-IN STORAGE (N) C.I.P. CONC. RETAINING WALL
ALUM. & GLASS FOLDING DOOR SYSTEM, REYNAERS OR SIM.
PTD. STL. HEADER SLIDING WHITEBOARD PANELS
AIR HOUSE HIGH-RISE FLATS DESIGN A.UD 403C Suprastudio of Gehry Partners/ Gehry Technology
ROLE_ Team work LOCATION_ Los Angeles / USA DATE_ Mar/2014--- Jun/2014 SUPERVISOR_ Craig Webb, Dennis Sheldon, Kiduck Kim, PARTNER_ Yuhao Zhu, Yi Zhang Yiwei Wang CONSTRUCTION AREA_ 3450M2 BUILT AREA_ 15600M2 FAR_ 4.5
ART/GALLERY/THEATRE METRO NODES METRO LINES APARTMENTS LOFTS
CULTURAL INFLUENCE The site is on the Bunker Hill and next to the cultural axis of Los Angeles, several cultural nodes, like the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Broad Museum, the MOCA, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, create a cultural atmosphere in this area. Therefore, it becomes an essential element in our design process.
DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
To Fwy 110
PRESENT SITUATION ---TRANSPORTATION Since the site is inside Downtown LA, the public transportation in this area is very convinient. As the graph shows, there are several metro stations around. In the meanwhile, the site is also close to Freeway 110. What particularly worth mentioning is that the street beside the site, Grand Ave, is a double-layered road. Therefore, we think it is a advantage for us to seperate the two entrances of our design.
---DEMOGRAPHIC The data in the Downtown Los Angeles Demographic Study 2013 confirms Downtown Los Angeles is a growing community that hungers for more of just about everything that a big city center traditionally offers. The Study not only solidly indicates positive and sustainable trends, it also reveals that the Downtown population continues to grow, is highly educated, affluent, and employed at levels that exceed city and county averages.
Highly-educated residents --- Cultural Activities Advantages: Disney Concert Hall, Broad Museum, MOCA, Parcel Q 71% renting residence 56% working in DTLA
Half of the residents work in DTLA --- Private & Public Transportation
80% education degree earned
Young residents --- Service group, room type
34% home as office, SOHO
Single households --- Studio, 1 Bedroom
52% single 17% employed in arts and entertainment
Rent: Own = 7:3
Living & working --- SOHO
BLOCK VS INTERWAY In modern society, people are more and more accustomed to living in their own space. However, a real and healthy society need a more positive neighbourhood. Barcelona Eixample give us a good reference.
pool & spa
art studio media room restaurant
art studio ďŹ tness club
technology center ofďŹ ce restaurant
PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SPACE
A. Terrace Gallery Considering most residents living in this apartment work in art, a gallery is necessary which may give them more inspiration.
B. Cafe Since the amount of cafe in this area is not enough, we set several cafes inside the building. In the meanwhile, they provide more communication space.
C. High Bridge The high bridge between the two towers not only make them into an integrate system, but also create a continuous neibourhood.
D. Entrance Platform Because our site is next to the Broad Museumâ€™s Plaza, we set an entrance platform on the ground level to extend the public atmosphere.
1 CORE 2 ENCLOSURE FRAME STRUCTURE 3 SPACE TRUSS 4 PROTECTED STAIRWAY 5 CORRIDOR
PIVOT ON ROTATING PANEL
PIVOT ON ROTATING PANEL
VIEW ANALYSIS Accompanied with the rotation of the panel and the movement of the unit, the view inside the apartment will also change. It not only satisfies the consideration of fairness among all the residents but also brings some feeling of freshness into their daily life.
Plan @ Elevation 60m
Plan @ Elevation 119m
Plan @ Elevation 119m
Plan @ Elevation 45m
Plan @ Elevation 98m
Plan @ Elevation 38m
Plan @ Elevation 79m
Plan @ Elevation 15m
Plan @ Elevation 70m
Ground Plan Plan @ Elevation 64m
UNIT DESIGN According to the data of the dempgraphy and the current situation of the apartments in Downtown LA, we put 3 different types of rooms inside our design, studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms. The proportion is based on the research. All of these room types have one wall clinging to the rotating panel with all the infrastructure going through.
SIZE 6M*6M HEIGHT 3M 1 FLOOR SINGLE
SIZE 9M*6M HEIGHT 6M 2 FLOORS FAMILY
SIZE 12M*6M HEIGHT 3M 1 FLOOR COUPLE
SIZE 6M*6M HEIGHT 6M 2 FLOORS COUPLE
COURTYARD ---- EXHIBITION CENTER DESIGN IN QINGXIUSHAN SCENIC SPOT, NANNING
ROLE_ Individual academic work LOCATION_ Guangzhou / China DATE_ Feb/2013--- May/2013 SUPERVISOR_ Yan Zheng, Zhong Yan ECONOMIC INDICATORS site area_ 9750m2 built area_ 5780m2 far_ 0.59 building density_ 21% green rate_ 41%
INTENTION Qingxiu Mountain has become one of the landmarks in Nanning since its remarkable natural scenery. However, the surrounding facilities hamper its further development. Therefore, the local government decided to construct some buildings not only providing some leisure places for the citizens but also exhibiting their own culture and scenery to the visitors from all over the world.
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The trend of the site is higher in the southeast and lower in the northwest. And there is a valley through the westside. The maximum height difference has reached nearly 30 meters. Meanwhile, the north and southeast of the site is relatively flat terrain with a slope less than 10%; while the middle section is with a steeper slope of about 20%.
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CONCEPT -Courtyard: Create space and eliminate elevation difference. -Locality: The site is in the minority region with a special form of architecture. -Ecology: Design should create a harmonious relationship with the site.
-1 stairs -2 incense burner 1
-3 bell tower & drum tower -4 guardian lion sculptures -5 memorial archway -6 altar -7 apse
As a group of buildings, Fubo Temple set a series of nodes in order to emphasize the axis and provide the visitors a correct guide.
1 -1 pool -2 observation tower -3 old tree -4 fountain -5 sunken plaza -6 screen wall
With similar methods, set different nodes in different positions of the axis not only control and guide the audience in a proper way but also strengthen the order of it.
OFFICE ENTRANCE 2F
2 axises: Entrance axis, east-west direction; Interior street axis, north-south direction.
Form a group of buildings and provide more enclosure space.
---CONNECTION Bridges and Flatforms make the buildings into a whole and ensure the continuous exhibition.
Divide the site into two parts, one for the exhibition and the other for receiption.
pedestrian route is almost a circulation and the car route is along the sites perimeter.
National cultural has a great influence in this area, like the totem.
internal courtyard increases the possibility of the communication between visitors.
plan of homocentric square farthest use the positive factors.
the form also provides successive tour route.
using of glass roof provides more space without the influence of the weather.
cafe & bar
the connections between each building assure the continuous visit.
sunlight going through the roof promotes the growth of plants.
main visiting access
basement visiting access
upper visiting access
1 storeroom 2 equipment room 3 exhibition room 4 terrace 5 courtyard
basement level plan
1 1 1
1 office 2 exhibition room 3 lounge 4 plaza & courtyard 5 pool
ground level plan
1 exhibition room 2 restroom 3 balcony 4 cafe
2nd floor plan
1 exhibition room 2 balcony 3 cafe 4 conference room
3rd floor plan
PLANS & ACCESS DESIGN This group of buildings is mainly used for exhibition and receiption since it is in the entrance zone of the whole area. From an overall view of point, the layout of the buildings is in a circle style and divided into two seperate parts. The northeast, north and west part is used for the exhibition and there are connections between each two buildings so that the visiting access is more continuous. In the meanwhile, the southeast corner is used for receiption.
In the field researching process, I was impressed with the traditional elements of the local dwellings and decided to use them into my design. The wooden structural frame and the outdoor stairs not only provide more space inside the building but also fit it into the surroundings.
INTERACTION 2012 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION ON OPEN BUILDING, BEIJING, CHINA
ROLE_ Team work, Leader LOCATION_ Beijing / China DATE_ Jul/2012--- Aug/2012 SUPERVISOR_ Shaopang Zhuang, Jie Tao PARTNER_ Xulu Bai, Haoling Zeng Hongyu Chen Qiaoyun Huang Zhiyuan Li CONSTRUCTION AREA_ 73443M2 BUILT AREA_ 201641M2 FAR_ 2.75
GENERAL SITUATION The KEY points about the competition is “elderly community” and “opening”, our group interprets it in the following way. The design of the new elderly community should show more about sociality and naturality. People, especially the senior citizens, need to get easy access to nature, which is of human instincts. Further more, with the development of the society and the other words, serves as an indicator that the design of the sociality space and activity space should meets the demand of the elderly.
--FORCAST & ANALYSIS
New design takes landscape and environment into consideration.
--PUBLIC SPACE GATHERING
The population of the aged changes, which requires the high flexibility of apartments.
With the educational level increases, spiritual needs of the old will arise correspondingly.
SITE PLAN & STATISTICS
total land area
gross floor area
73443 9634 201641 176865 24776 2.4 29% 71% 35% 80.5
m2 m2 m2 m2 m2 / / / / m
above ground underground
03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
plot ration site coverage open space ratio greening rate building height(cornice)
Maximum building stories(above ground )
6F 6F 22F
12F 3F PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCE
non - motor vehicle
0 900 500
vehicle vehicle vehicle
storage above ground
storage above ground
SECOND ENTRANCE 17F
3F 3F 3F
Research center/ Hotel
7F 7F 7F 7F
2F 7F 7F
Health care center
LIVING SPACE ADAPTION
9M * 2M GRID
URBAN PHENOMENON AND THEORY MERGED IN A MEGA-CITY. At present, it is harder to spot one place consisting of only few types of function. Thus, catering to the social needs, SOHO and HOPSCA come into being.
MOST FLEXIBLE OF THEM ALL-TRANSFORMED INTO HOPSCA
STABLE BUT FLEXIBLE UNIT EXPANSION
Unlike many old people in China, the person intended to buy the apartment here must have obtained social status to a certain extend. Though regarded as aging group, the old needs being treated respectably, not only verbally but also architecturally. In other words, the design must be in accordance with specification, while at the same time, the whole proposal should include challenging elements such as slopes, roof gardens, outdoor stairs and etc.
HOW WE VIEW THE SENIOR CITYZENS SUPPOSED TO BE SETTLED HERE.
C-R COMPLEX H-R CENTER
West entry of the yard
East entry of the yard
morning exercise 6:00a.m--10:00a.m
afternoon break 2:00p.m--4:00p.m
1 aerobics 2 tea
3 Taiji 4 walking
5 chess 6 walking dog
1 dancing 2 walking
3 walking dog 4 chess
With the development of our economy and the increasing of the population, the exploration of new living mode for elders will continue. According to the reduction of the available land, we should make our design more efficient and three-dimensional. That is our initial and insistent goal.
1st to 3rd floor
1st to 2nd floor
For the high-rise apartments in west adopt in core-tube structure, which makes the buildings more flexible for various kinds of functions, being illustrated as follows, we are sure it is an appropriate way to define open architecture and transformation in this perspective.
CENTER YARD HIGH-RISE APARTMENT
In the elevation design, we choose this latticed form since it can satisfy the fundamental requirement of the daylighting and be adapt to all kinds of devision in the meanwhile. Moreover, this design can be achieved through jointing the components together so that it is easy to dismantle and recombine.
1st to 7th floor
1st to 5th floor
2nd FLOOR TYPICAL FLOOR
GROWTH ---- UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DESIGN IN SOUTH CHINA, GUANGZHOU
ROLE_ Individual academic work LOCATION_ Guangzhou / China DATE_ Feb/2011--- Apr/2011 SUPERVISOR_ Jianyun Zhou ECONOMIC INDICATORS site area_ 9160m2 built area_ 8670m2 far_ 0.95 building density_ 26.57% green rate_ 37.1%
As an important architectural node of the traditional planning of South China University of Technology, the site is intensly impressed by the existed axis. Both the peripheral buildings and the surrounded environment show a symmetric order. In the site plan, the library adopts a layout of homocentric square, which guarantees the respects to the original axis. In the meanwhile, divide the whole building into two separate parts. It allows the idea of making differences in a united situation and makes it more convinient to discriminate different functions. origin
PLAN & ROUTES
Library is somewhere inspires students to obtain knowledge, in other words, it is just a place which provides all kinds of possibilities for the “growth” of students. This word immediately reminds me of the bamboos, dougong and something else whose growth just like the process of our students’ study.
To keep respect to the existed axis in the original campus planning, the project thinks highly of symmetry.
Divide one block to two parts, distinguish them by the differences in their height.
Use the method of overhanging to create more comfortable space for students to read and get rid of being influenced by the sunshine.
Respond to the courtyards around, escavating a courtyard from the original block. It is also beneficial to build up quiet atmosphere.
Dislocate the two independent part in different direction, break the traditional symmetry in a respectful attitude.
Because of the weather in south China, cultivating shrubs on the roof is advantageous to decreasing temperature.
Civil Engineering Building
5F Lecture Hallâ€™s Entrance
Yifu Science Hall
N Main Road
--Sunlight Utilization & Resistance
Use the planted roof and the water cycle system to re-use the rainwater inside the library and urban space.
The overhang resists the intense sunlight in summer from harming the students’ eyesight. The roof absorb heat to keep the indoor space suitable for studying.
ENTRANCE SQUARE DESIGN
BACKBONE MATERIAL ANALYSIS
2010 CONSTUCTION COMPETITION OF SCUT, GUANGZHOU
ROLE_ TEAM WORK, LEADER DATE_ NOV/2010--- DEC/2010 SUPERVISOR_ Gang Song PARTNERS_ Yidi Yao Haoxiang Yang MATERIAL_ WAX
INTRODUCTION The MAIN purpose of this competition is to discover a new characteristic of some kind of material under a creative processing technic. In the meanwhile, use this characteristic to establish a new formation. WAX, being easy to burn, insoluble in water, with a low melting point, seems to be fragile. BACKBONE, the main component of one’s skeleton, supports the whole body with its solidness and strength. Eventually, we find a effective way to combine these two opposite objects together.
Wax is generating from lipa distilled from animals, plants and minerals.
Candles are the most common form of wax which proves its flammibility.
The melting point of wax is low so that it can be easily transfered into liquid.
Find some other characteristics after looking up some materials on the Internet and books.
As an organ to support human’s body and cushion severe pressure, the structure of backbone is stable.
Attempt to make the wax similar to the shape of backbone so that it can present a stable form.
•Water absorbing Use needle tubing to absorb water from beaker.
Divide the candle into some small parts.
Melt the small parts of wax into liquid form.
•Adhering Place the balloon into the melted wax and wait for a few minutes.
•Cooling Use water to cool the wax into solid form.
SUPRACUBE FOLD & ASSEMBLY FURNITURE A.UD 289 LEC 8, Suprastudio of Gehry Partners/ Gehry Technology ROLE_ TEAM WORK, LEADER DATE_ NOV/2010--- DEC/2010 SUPERVISOR_ Kiduck Kim Andrew Witt PARTNERS_ Yi Zhang Chao Weng Yuhao Zhu MATERIAL_ STEEL
PRODUCING PROCESS CNC ---- cut
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Use CNC to cut the steel plate into the shape we want. The zigzag edges are designed for the matching between two pieces. The holes are reserved for the rivets.
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ROBOT ARM ---- fold
UNIT TYPE A
The design consists of 4 different components. Since the steel plate is difficult to fold precisely, so we accomplish this step under the help of robot arm.
DETAILS ---- assemble HINGE & RIVET
In order to combine these folded pieces together, we find some rivets. Also, we use hinges to make the rotation as the catalog shows possible.
SECOND SKIN: Future Wearable House Role: Team academic work Location: Los Angeles Date: Jan 2014 - Mar 2014 Tutor: Kiduck Kim, Craig Webb, Dennis Sheldon Partner: Maryam Mansoori, Yiwei Wang
*infrastructure layer, including heater, cooler *power and signal transmission wire
*each solar fabric module can be constringed by shape memory alloy
*each solar fabric module can be bended by shape memory alloy
WEARABLE SELF-SUFFICIENT SYSTEM
VISUAL STUDIO OPTION1
FUNCTIONS The Second Skin is mobile, compact, flexible and intelligent. Ideally, it can perform the very function of a house and even offer more. Minimally, the Second Skin addresses the core functions of a house, I.E. protecting its host from intruders, the environment, harsh climate and public gaze.
-The pictures on the left use the projector to show the temperature change inside the Second Skin so that it can be adapted to different weather conditions.
LIGHT DRAWING WITH ROBOT ARM Role: Team academic work Location: Los Angeles, A.UD 289 LEC 9 Date: Mar 2014 Tutor: Ozel Guvenc
02 HOUSE WITH PASSIVE DESIGN Role: Individual academic work Location: Los Angeles Date: Oct 2013 Tutor: Kiduck Kim, Craig Webb, Will Fox
URBAN DESIGN Role: Team academic work Location: Guangzhou Date: Jun 2012 Tutor: Jun Miao
04 OFFICE BUILDING DESIGN Role: Individual academic work Location: Guangzhou Date: Oct 2011 Tutor: Jun Miao
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