DI WANG PORTFOLIO
Di Wang Currently studying in University of Waterloo A: 12 Water St. N., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada M: 1 519 729 2742 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proficient with: Revit 2013, AutoCAD, Sketchup8+Vray, Rhinoceros 4.0+Vray, Adobe Creative Suite Strong graphic design and physical modeling skills Precise, self-motivated, diligent and team-oriented Highly fluent in English and Mandarin (both spoken and written)
2011-present Candidate for Honors Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Waterloo 2009-2011 Bachelor of Architecture Program, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2013 Jan-Apr. Perkins + Will, Toronto, Canada Assisted with projects involving sports and health, commercial and educational buildings. Areas of responsibility included Sketchup and Revit modeling, Revit drafting, elevation design, image post-processing, creating diagrams and sample panels, and visiting of a construction site. 2012 May-Jul. Intern Designer, Wei Chunyu Studio, Hunan University, China Assisted with the firmâ€™s projects involving residential, office and governmental building design Areas of responsibility included functional design, computer modelling, drafting, rendering and image processing Liaised with clients to discuss project progression and client specifications.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Commendations & Exhibitions 2011- 2012 School of Architecture Award: Outstanding Design Work, University of Waterloo 2012 Student Work Exhibition: “Design at Riverside Gallery”, University of Waterloo 2010 Allied Architects International (AAI) Project Excellence Award, Tongji University Academic Achievements 2011 - 2012 Excellent Academic Standing, University of Waterloo 2011 Fall Term Dean’s Honor list, University of Waterloo 2010-2011 Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship, Tongji University 2010 University Distinguished Student commendation, Tongji University 2009 University Entrance Scholarship, Tongji University
2012 Orientation Leader, University of Waterloo Orientation Week 2010-2011: Head, Student Media Club, Tongji University Faculty of Architecture 2010 Shanghai World Expo Volunteer Hobbies: graphic design, sketching and Chinese calligraphy; travelling; music, reading and playing the pingpong and badminton
U of W School of Architecture - Term 2A
U of W School of Architecture - Term 1B
U of W School of Architecture - Term 1A
Revit, Rhino, Vray, Adobe CS5
Sketchup, AutoCAD, Vray, Adobe CS5
Sketchup, AutoCAD, Vray, Adobe CS5
residential revolution STUDENT RESIDENCE IN GALT This project was designed for students studying in Galt, Cambridge, which is located next to the Grand River. The project aims to enhance communal space and accessibility, so that residents can socialise more naturally with a wider range of their dorm-mates. The project features several communal floors, which are accessible from adjacent levels and which function as a social and recreational hub. Each of the four communal floors consists of living, dining, cooking and recreational spaces for approximately 25 residents. A local grocer and a cafe are incorporated on the ground level, and are intended to be open to the general public - thereby encouraging mixing between the dormâ€™s residents and the local community. A full-height central atrium visually connects the public ground floor with the dorms above, creating a juxtaposition of local and academic lifestyles.
Living Dining Kitchen Circ. WC.
School of Architecture
Living Dining Kitchen WC.
COMMUNAL FLOOR Located on the 3rd and 6th floors, the communal floors serve as daily destinations for students to chat, dine and relax.
University of Waterloo UW Place REZ
Student REZ in Galt NOLI PLAN
Galt, Cambridge, Canada
Water St. S.
PRODUCED BY AN AUTO
PLAN G Store
1. Living Space 2. Kitchens 3. Dining Space 4. Activity Space 5. Patio
PRODUCED PRODUCEDBYBYANANAUTODESK AUTODESKSTUDENT STUDENTPRODUCT PRODUCT
1. Vestibules 2. Student Lounge and Mailboxes 3. Cafe 4. Kitchen 5. Cold Room / Storage 6. Washroom 7. Administration 8. Janitor Room 9. Storage 10. Activity Hall 11. Cart Storage 12. Grocery Shop
1. Units 2. Washrooms 3. Laundry Room
1. Units 2. Communal Floors 3. Cafe 4. Crocery Shop 1.
DESK STUDENT PRODUCT
TYPICAL FLOORS Horizontal Circulation 7F
12 ppl. 10 ppl.
7F 6F (C.F.)
10 ppl. 13 ppl.
PROGRAM DIAGRAM Grocery Shop Communal Floor Gym Outdoor Patio Admin. GF
Laundry Cafe Washroom Flexible Program Entrance
VIEW OF COMMUNAL FLOOR The open-concept space provides an unobstructed view through the building, across the atrium and towards the riverbank.
VIEW OF DORNITORY FLOOR The corridors on dormitory floors form rings around the atrium. With a view overlooking the ground floor, the space is enriched by the ongoing performance of daily life.
suburban revitalization CHURCHILL PARK HABITAT
SUBURBAN INFILL (sq.m.)
Located within the 27-hectare Churchill Park in Cambridge, the Churchill Park Habitat is a suburban infill project whose design creates a space for higher-density suburban living while respecting the Parkâ€™s aesthetics. The Habitat comprises five large hollow spaces. Each space serves as a gathering area for residents and also allows for bicycle parking and other communal amenities. The design and geometry of the five spaces preserves the view of the park and its environs for residents and the public. A pathway connects all the Habitatâ€™s spaces to form a communal walkway which is sheltered from rain and snow. Within the Habitat are 53 apartments of different sizes; five shared laundry areas; and a cafe and communal meeting point on the ground floor.
gross floor area in parcel
area of sheltered outdoor space
gross floor area in parcel area of sheltered outdoor space
SITE Churchill Park Community, Cambridge, ON Canada
The project takes inspiration from the idea of folding paper, which increases volume underneath the folds and allows discrete sheltered spaces to be created.
The project consists of three types of units. Each type is designed to house a certain number of people, reflecting the complexity of family structure of the area.
BIKE LAUNDRY LAUNDRY SHELTERED PEDESTRIAN
LAUNDRY SHELTERED PEDESTRIAN
LAUNDRY LAUNDRY SHELTERED PEDESTRIAN
PLAN G A
A network of horizontal pedestrian areas and vertical connecting stairwells
The design of the hollow spaces preserves the view of the park for residents in existing houses.
ZONES For high-density project, different zones with specified functions allow activities to happen without interfering with each other.
SECTION THROUGH A-A
SECTION THROUGH B-B
collector’s house VILLA METEORITE P
Located in Cambridge, Canada, ‘Villa Meteorite’ was designed with an astronomer in mind. The villa is situated on natural sloping terrain, and accordingly the layout incorporates a gentle ascent from east to west along the villa grounds. The concept of the villa is to allow its occupant, an astronomer and collector, to display collected meteorites in various courtyards, so as to capture their enigmatic beauty. The limestone cladding of the villa resembles geological layers built over millions of years, and the cor-ten steel used for the window frames mimics the outward appearance of meteorites. The alleyway allows occupants to travel between each courtyard, and observe the displayed meteorites amongst an austere setting of ground, walls and sky. The sparse design focuses one’s mind on the deep elegance of the sky and stars.
An unsual and inspiring space
ITERATION DIAGRAM The process of iteration mimics the generation of the crater - a space formed by the impact of meteorite with the earth surface.
PHYSICAL MODEL 1:50
2. Impact: meteorite gardens are created
3. Connection: an alleyway splits the building into living and working sections, and units the meteorite gardens
4. Topography: the building is fragmentized and settled along the sloping terrain
Axonometric FLOOR PLAN 0
Solid Work LIve
AXONOMETRIC OF ALLEYWAY
Void: Alleyway and Meteorite Gardens
VIEW OF LIVING ROOM
VIEW OF CORRIDOR
building on grand river
Archmedium 2013 Design Competition
Steel Structure Education Foundation (SSEF) 2012 Design Competition
Perkins+Will Toronto January - April, 2013
In collaboration with: Alexandru Vilcu, Howard Won
In collaboration with: Charlie Gao, Ronnie Kataki, Alexandru Vilcu, Howard Won
Rhino, Vray, Adobe CS5
Rhino, Adobe CS5
Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Adobe CS5
archmedium_crvc PORTICO + PEDAGOGY
SOUTH CADBURY VILLAGE
Camelot Research and Visitors Center materializes the spirit of legend by presenting itself as a monument of the King Arthur Legend, and functioning as a unity of various experiences. It is a building with the outer consistency of form and material and inner variety of programs and themes. The design of the complex recalls the feudal character of the original site - where Camelot Castle once stood; a site that withstood numerous sieges. Evolved from the form of a wall, the building stands upon the perimeter of the hill, symbolising the spirit of Camelot Castle and a forgotten era. SITE OF OLD CASTLE
Centuries ago King Arthur unified Britain. Todayâ€™s CRVC unifies various programs - research facilities, museums and retail space - in a monolithic linear form. Circulation weaves rooms and spaces together and blends into public spaces, creating vivid traveling experience. Visual connection and transparency within the building generate new programmatic relationships.
THE EXPERIENCE OF APPROACHING A wood deck path from the original North-East trail to the buildingâ€™s front plaza unveils the building in a cinematic manner, emphasizing the experience of approaching. The unveiling of the center is enhanced by the intrusion and extrusion of the deck, which provides various focal points for visitors as well as points of repose
View from Village
View towards South Cadbury Museum
EFFICIENT DAYLIGHTING [Public Space/Archive/Reading Room]
“The Legend” Museum
MINIMUM DAYLIGHTING [Museums/Restoration Lab/Media Room]
“Camelot Today” Museum
Entrance Rotating Door
“The Legend” Museum
Public / Visitors Researchers
VIEW/RELATION View Towards Landscape Interior Visual Connections Hall Team Lounge
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“Camelot Today” Museum Research Center
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Wood Fin Shading
“South Cadbury” Museum
VIEW OF “THE LEGEND” MUSEUM Stepping down along with the topography, the museum presents its artifacts on platforms. The winding circulation encourages direct interaction between people and artifacts, creating an experience of walking through history.
VIEW OF “CAMELOT TODAY” MUSEUM A visual connection is maintained between two very different programs to unite the visitors with the researchers.
building on grand river GRAND DECK Grand Deck is a gathering place over the Grand River. The 3.5 X 2m platform is intended to invite walkers, joggers, and runners to comfortably use the deck and have ample space to reflect, relax, and enjoy the view. The pair of trees on site were used as the foundation of the structure as they support two anchor beams from which the deck extends towards the river. The structure then comes down on the cliff using footers at 55 degrees. The footers was sized according to the site and each piece was cut at a different height to align with the slope of the site. Thus, as the trees hold the platform laterally, they are also pulling the footers into the ground. The beauty of Grand Deck resides not only in the minimal design and structural integrity, but also in its function of offering a gathering place for many passers-by to appreciate the beauty of Grand River.
Grand River Trail, Cambridge, Canada
COMPONENTS The platform was designed based on site specificity and modular construction using wood joinery and details for structural integrity.
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
Modular construction was implemented to minimize workload while offering efficient workflow. The deck was designed using only four kinds of members.
Notches were cut out of the anchor and deck members so that tension along the anchor beams and compression at the joints would prevent a fatal deflection.
TENSION ROD A metal threaded rod was chosen to join the deck with the footers to support the shear at the connection.
LIST OF COMPONENTS 1
Front Anchor Beam X1
Back Anchor Beams X2
TURN-AROUND BALT Turn around bolts in tension hooked between the two anchors secure the anchors around the trees.
SPACER Wood blocks joined by the tension rod were placed between footers to unit footing structure.
MAY 21 TUE
MAY 22 WED
MAY 23 THU
MAY 24 FRI
MAY 25 SAT
Design Material Purchasing On-site Measuring Workshop Fabrication Transporting On-site Construction
co-op/internship PERKINS + WILL, 2013 A four-month internship involving large scale domestic and foreign projects, such as sports centers, health clubs and shopping malls. Elements of my internship included Sketchup and Revit modeling, Revit drafting, elevation design, image post-processing, creating diagrams and sample panel designs, and visiting of construction sites for inspiration and evaluation. During the internship, I worked on international projects, with streamlined design processes, which were developed in close collaboration with other offices of the firm located in several cities.
FRIT PATTERN DESIGN
SEE NOTE 1
AIR SUPPLY SHAFT OPENING
MEN'S CHANGING+LOCKERS GR-HC-046
MECH. SHAFT FROM ABOVE
CORR. MEN'S ACCESSIBLE W.C. GR-HC-044c GR-HC-047
NORTH-WEST EXIT STAIR
GYM STORAGE ELEC.1
ELECT SHAFT OPENING
UP WEST FEATURE STAIR/ ELEVATOR
MANAGER/ BACK OFFICES (MEN)
SPA W.C.2 JACUZZI
SHOWERS & DRYING
MEN'S RECEPTION/ REGISTRATION CHANGE ROOM SPA W.C.1
MANAGER/ BACK OFFICES (WOMEN)
WOMEN'S RECEPTION/ REGISTRATION
AIR SUPPLY CHASE
MECH. SHAFT FROM ABOVE
SEE NOTE 1 EWS-02
EAST EXIT CORRIDOR
SOUTH-EAST EXIT STAIR
WOMEN'S ACCESSIBLE W.C.
NORTH-EAST EXIT STAIR SECURITY
EAST FEATURE STAIR/ ELEVATOR
ELECT SHAFT OPENING
The project progressed from a schematic to the design development phase in just four months. I was involved in Revit drafting and modeling, creating and updating schedules, data calculation and making interior specification manuals.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CLUB A PROJECT
TENNIS/BASKET BALL COURT
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT
SOUTH-WEST EXIT STAIR EWS-01
GROUND FLOOR OVERALL PLAN 1 : 200
OVERHEAD FIRE SHUTTER
SERVICE ELEVATORS LOBBY
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