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PORTFOLIO XIN GE SYRACUSE ARCHITECTURE 2016-2018


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CONTENTS


01. We Make Syracuse Tech-garden makerspace x wework Architecture Design Rhino | Adobe Suite | AutoCad | modeling | Twinmotion

02. Dineen Hall Renovation Detail drawing, construction drawing Architecture Design AutoCad | Rhino | Adobe Suite

03. Valley Mixuse typology, King Fahad Rd. Saudi Arabic Urban Design Rhino | Adobe Suite | Keyshot | Vary | 3D print

04. Brave New World

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Future city Architecture Design Rhino | Maya | Adobe Suite | Keyshot | Vary | Adobe AfterEffect

05. Transit City New bus system in 2035, Shanghai Urban Design Rhino | GIS | Adobe Suite | Keyshot | Vary | Adobe AfterEffect | Adobe Premiere

Professional works Internship | Competition

Other works Workshop | Model | Photography | Sketch


W E M A KE Term Instructor Collaborator Site

2018 / Comprehensive Studio Julie May Larsen, Nicole McIntosh Daniele Profeta Bharat Krishnan, Xuechen Li Syracuse, NY


The project started with an attempt to map different materials and their relationships within each other. The initial phase involved investigation of material qualities through 3d mapping techniques. For concrete model, we experimentedwith creating voids within the mass that attempts to create a higher resolution while the smooth exterior surfaces in relation to the voids start behaving in a low-resolution manner.


For the project, we were interested in creating a high resolution and a low-resolution condition that would involve a transition that happens in a dynamic way. By using this mechanism, we created a work/live space in downtown syracuse.


We created three masses that attempt to mirror the condition on the neighboring site while at the same time trying to also create a tension with it. Three masses are identical to each other and started moving these around the site to understand how to activate the site and also create connection with the surrounding context.


The project attempts to create high resolution and low resolution from voids that are carved from a solid mass. The solids are low resolution surfaces that are smooth, flat and continuous. The void regions become the areas of higher resolution where the mass open ups to show its intricacies. The solid and the void relationship drives the programming, massing and structural strategies of this project.


Using the voids as a tool, we were interested in creating a continuity between the masses as well as connections to the surrounding context. The voids in each mass was created by stacking smaller void blocks and arranging them to achieve the said condition. We then proceeded to subtract the void from the mass to arrive at our massing strategy for the project.


material study


The massing strategy was further informed by the programmatic visions for the project. The makerspace has been split between these two buildings to create a closer connection between the two masses. The third building was to have it as a public building with programs like auditorium and restaurants.


structure

zoning

circulation


groundfloor plan

fourth floor plan

sixth floor plan


sectional perspective

renders from ground floor


wall section detail

structur


ral axonometric

The buildings are to be supported on the contribution from two structural systems; the external shell structure created from the low resolution and the other by the structure created by the void surfaces. Beams that connect these two structures will carry the dead and live loads of the building. Bracings were added to the structure to provide additional stability to cantilever and other lesser supported conditions.

daylight simulation

HVAC system


facade assembly

structure detail


bracing detail

column assembly

The faรงade was to create low resolution that is dense and thick attempting to obscure the interior from the outside. The Voids in this case become the moments that the building opens up exhibiting the articulations of program within the mass. The faรงade was thought to be created by a layered mesh that achieves the density, thickness and a sense of obscurity. For the faรงade, we were also interested in creating a faรงade that appears dynamic depending upon where it is observed from.

panel assembly


DINEEN HALL RENOVATION Term Instructor Collaborator Site

2017 / Advanced Building System David Shanks Chen Cui, Bharat Krishnan, Xuechen Li, Yahan Xu Syracuse, NY


Dineen Hall was named after Robert Dineen, who was a graduate of College of Law in 1924. Three of his children made a donation of $15 million to the university for the new building. The building features a 33,500-square-foot Law Library and reading room. Other facilities include a 325 seat ceremonial courtroom, lecture rooms, work rooms, offices, cafĂŠ, roof terrace and lounge spaces. The task for the project is to analysis the annual & seasonal daylighting of the four facades of the building by using Diva & Ladybug. Using the result of the analysis to form a new flexiable facade system to incorporate the results from the daylight analysis

Ground floor plan


The south and east facade have the most daylight showing in the analysis below. The red part is where made by glazing, from here we decided to create a shading system for the glazing part of the existing building.

ASHRAE 90.1 Baseline Facade

Condition 01 40% Open

Condition 02 100% Open

north facade

south facade

east facade

west facade

Daylight Availability Analysis


The existing problem of the building is that it uses one shading system for all four sides, which receive different amount of solar influx in a day and year. An automated shading system shall be at different stage at different location along the perimeter for better efficiency.

0% Open Minimum Condition

40% Open - specified by ASHRAE

100% Open Maximum Condition


Double Glazing Frame - Mullion Connector

Framing for Facade

Concrete floor Metal Deck Steel Truss I - Beam Baseboard

Kinetic Facade


VA LLE Y Term Instructor Site

2018 / Visiting Critic Studio Karim Moussawer Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia starts to open up in 2018, women power is the new trend. Women can start to drive, also can go to auditorium with male. This open up and the new Vision 2030 is the start point of the project. The project is an urban based design, the design level remains at the urban level. The King Fahad Road is the most important road of the city Riyadh. The main scene of the road is commercial espeically malls. The project aims to create a women and young people friendly place for both work, live and play.

SME DAYCARE

OFFICE

DINING

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

WORK YOUNG

COFFEE SHOP

LIVE

PARKING SPORTS

CO-WORK TECHNOLOGY CENTER

SHOPPING

WOMEN

GYM

PARK

CLUB

EXHIBITION

PLAY

DINING BAR

MOVIE

THEME PARK ZOO

SALON


30sqm

240sqm

1200sqm

small enterprise (6-49)

middle enterprise (50-249)

beauty

dining

dining

park

tech-center

f&b

f&b

indoor playground

exhibition

theater

daycare

arcade

gym

gym

micro enterprise (1-5)


work play

The idea of Valley takes the nature landscape of Saudi Arabia. Also, the shape of Valley creates a shade for people especially in the summer period of desert. The design based on modules, the main function of the building is office. There are two types of office: private and public. The private is the traditional office type for big enterprise. The open office is like wework which is a sharing, open office space for both small and medium enterprise. The module also fits for other programs, such as commercial, recreation and institutional space.


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The building is combined with three main types of space: office which is private; mix use which is open office with related leisure programs, such as recreations and commercials; public space locates at the yellow part which is more towards the ground and more open up to the walkable side. Inside the building, there’s atrium through all three parts. It serves as a light source to the high rise building, it also serves as a connection to create a continous throughout the entire building.

program diagram


The moments in the building. The open-up areas of the building become the public sharing space for people. It functions as a gathering place for leisure use since entertainments are not very well developed yet.

Plan before/after

Section before/after


Shadow study


B R AV E N E W W O RLD Term Instructor Collaborator Site

2017 / Future 2050 Brian Lonsway, Amber Bartosh Mitesh Dixit Zhehui Sun New York City


Our project is taken place at 2050, New York City. We take panel as our basic unit, with the grid system from Minecraft (which is invisible by eyes), and creating this dynamic, self-assembly, changeable city. The panel has the ability to split into small square panels and assembly together in order to form different stuff: interior furniture, transportation, basic living unit and public spaces.


By owning one basic living unit controlled by AI, people can move it around in the city and combine it with other people’s. The AI system is born with everyone in the city and built its own characteristic depends on the owner. It also communicates with each other in order to coordinate the traffic, public service, etc.


When two blocks meet, they can merge into one if two people decide to move in. The AI also merge into one to serve both of them. The panel becomes movable wall or floor. It also creates lift to move people around.


By using the grid system and panel system, the environment of the city grows back to nature. Green area and rural space takes over the space. Wild life come back to people’s life. The building can locate at anyplace depends on people will. It become a movable city, or the idea of city is no longer exist. The boundary of the city blurs.


T RA N S IT C IT Y Term Instructor Collaborator Site

2018 / Three cities Asia Bu Bing Bharat Krishnan, Tengkui Xie, Tingjie Zhou Shanghai, China


current transportation type

Current transit points are: bus stop and its surroundings. The traditional bus stop functions as advertisement board and infomation board. The surroundings are usually not relate to the transportation. Multiple transportation types in the city of Shanghai: bus, bike, car, ferry, etc. The transition point in between each vehicle is the focus point of the project.


New type of transit point is required, by using the existing infrastructures. People can start to enjoy the transit point instead of just waiting. People can get their meal delivered right after they get off the bus. They can also pick up their laundry before they go back from work. The transit point no long just for transition, it’s more of a enjoyable moment of your day.


Smart Stop APP

The traditional transit point is fixed, a lot of them such as those in Pudong District are not ocuppied. People rarely use it, it does not even function as advertising board. The idea of moveable transit point: people can order a pick up transit point through APP on their phone. The system would simulate a pop-up transit point based on the requirement of the surrounding area.


urban intervention


Shanghai Future Smart Bus Map


PROFESSIONAL WORKS


01. Logicat Cafe Ningbo Cat Coffee shop | Dong Architects Architecture Design | Retail Rhino | Adobe Suite | AutoCad | Vray for Rhino

02. KO by Basebody Shanghai Boxing gym | Dongqi Architects Architecture Design | Sports

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AutoCad | Rhino | Adobe Suite

03. Hebin Building Shanghai Historical renovation | Dongqi Architects Architecture Design | Residential Rhino | Adobe Suite | AutoCAD

04. Helix of Favignana Art Museum in Favignana, Prison renovation | MATR Studio Architecture Design - competition Rhino | Adobe Suite | Vary


Logicat Cafe

Term: 2017 Instructor: Nan Jiang Collaborator: Yiting Ma

Logicat Cafe is a retail project in Ningbo, developed by Dongqi Architects. The Cafe is a cat cafe which owns 26 cats. The design of the cafe needs to collaborate the needs of the cats as well as the people. The cafe also served as a board game space.

Color Palette Used


KO by Basebody Term: 2017 Instructor: Nan Jiang Collaborator: Yiting Ma

KO by Basebody is a boxing based gym project in Shanghai developed by Dongqi Architects. The idea of the gym is open while keeping privacy of the users by using meshes and bright color on glasses. Main role: develped different plan compositions, different material study, mesh screen design.


Hebin Building

Hebin Building is a historial building, Dongqi Architects renovated one of the rooms and developed it into an Airbnb. Main role: site measurement, 3D visualization, concept & construction drawing, furniture design and detail drawings

Mood Board


overall plan

flooring plan

ceiling plan

construction drawing


Hebin Building Term: 2017 Instructor: Nan Jiang Collaborator: Dan Yu

construction drawing


customized wash basin

customized barn door

customized drawer connection

customized bronze shelf

furniture detail drawing


HELIX OF FAVIGNANA Term

2017 / Young Architect

Firm

MATR Studio

Collaborator Site

ShaoHsuan Li, Zexi Tang, Haoxiang Liao Favignana, Italy


The Helix of Favignana As an architect, it is both a dream and a daunting challenge to create an intervention that directly interacts with a powerful context such as the fortress of Santa Caterina on the peak of Favignana. Our initial set of questions to this challange were, whether we should attempt to create an architecture that stands shoulder to shoulder with this powerful architecture; or whether we should create a humble/ hidden architecture that respects the historical and cultural significance of the existing place. The majority of programs are contained within a helix volume that wraps around the base of the fortress. The pich of the helix is defined by the contours of Favignana, and the diameter relates to the fortress of Santa Caterina.


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The building itself is integrated with the contours of the sites, partially exposed only to the East and West orientation. The East segment of the helox, where the visitors access the fortress, houses the art in nature (installation) and the cultural center. A gateway (slot cut through the helix volume) is created for the access stair structure to pass under, and the a;ex of the helox cantilievers out to reveal the cultural center volume.


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d. Scale: 1:500


The West segment of the helix, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the Isle of Marettimo, houses the art-scape and art-luxury hotels. The art ateliers, the gallery spaces, and the restaurant are incorporate within the fortress structure. The deliberations throughout the design process led us to Helix of Favignana which we believe strikes the right balance between these disparate appraches.


OTHER WORKS Term Tool

2016 - 2018 photograph, model, glass, research project


AKIHABARA Term: 2018 Instructor: Bu Bing Collaborator: Bharat Krishnan,Tingjie Zhou

Akihabara used to be a clear flat land of 30,000 suqare meters, cleared to prevent fires from reaching the Edo Castle. The Akihabara station opened to passengers which used to be a cargo terminal until then. The populatory of personal computers led to the opening of a lot of second hand computer shops. First maid cafe opens in Akihabara. The town shifts into the era of selling “Experience“ rather than a commodity based one.


THE VEIL Term: 2016 Instructor: Roger Hubeli, Ivan Evans Collaborator: Laura Clark, Cui Chen

The idea of translucency was the key aspect of the digital rendering. The use of transparency and layers allowed the rendering to achieve depth, creating a two-and-a-half-dimentional relief. The use of layers gave the impression of a vanishing point, similar to the example of the cathedral at Albi Shown in Complexity and Contradiction. While the physical model uses the same building material, the digital model was able to manipulate the elements, creating a melting elffect that further emphasized the striated layers.


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xge102@syr.edu | 116 Remington Ave. APT G, Syracuse, NY, 13210 | (+1) 315-876-8532

EDUCATION Syracuse School of Architecture | Syracuse, NY M.Arch 1 | GPA: 3.54/4 | LEED Green Associate

Three Cities Summer Program | Japan, Korea, China Study abroad | Syracuse School of Architecture

Fudan University School of Journalism | Shanghai, China Bachelor of Arts | Advertising-Marketing

Architectural Association Summer School | Shanghai, China

2016-2019 summer 2018 2012-2016 2015

EXPERIENCE Associate | MATR Studio, Syracuse, NY

2018

Helix of Favignana, Italy - Collaborated on the design and conceptual drawings. Developed plans and detail drawings, Produced interior and project renderings. Architect Intern | Dongqi Architects, Shanghai

2017

Hebin Building, Shanghai, China (Residential renovation) - Produced field measurements, Collaborated in conceiving the design and conceptual drawings. Prepared construction and detailed technical drawings. Collaborated on furniture design for the project. Created 3D models and visualizations. LogiCat Cafe, Shanghai, China - Resevarched on project context and material studies. Produced the design of the main interior partition design. Prepared construction and detailed technical drawings Conceived 3D visualizations. KO by Basebody, Shanghai, China - Delivered material study and promoted conceptual design, Conceived screen design and construction detail drawings. Graduate Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant | Syracuse University, NY

2016-2019

Subject : ARC 211 Structure I Professor Junno Chun Teaching Session ARC 222 Building System I Professor Daekwon Park Critique Session

Under San. Marco - Geospatial mapping of the Basilica of San Marco, delivered sectional drawing of San Marco, elevation drawing, 3D modeling with Grasshopper, image research for Professor Theodore Brown Strategy Planner Intern | Leagas Delaney Shanghai Blue Diamond - Organized focus group surveys, delivered consumer analysis, promoted strategic plan for brand launching in Shanghai Vita Coco - Coordinated graphic visual design for Vita Coco spring 2016 online & offline campaign, communicated delivery models for local market ISEUL - Collaborated strategic planning for ISEUL including brand store, brand characteristics, target group analysis Zespire / Ecco - Communicated delivery models for multi markets, conveyed seasonal reports

2015-2016


AFFILIATIONS The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

from 2018

Global Ambassador | Syracuse Abroad

2017-2018

Graduate Students Organization (GSO)

2016-2017

Youth League Committee | Fudan University | Shanghai, China

2013-2014

HONOR King + King Design Competition 2019 | Syracuse, NY | Nominated

2019

National Advertising Art Design Competition (College) | Shanghai, China | Third Price

2015

International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition | MIT, Boston, MA | Gold Metal

2014

SKILL Autodesk Series

| AutoCAD, Revit, Maya

Rhinoceros

| Vray, Grasshopper (Ladybug+Honeybee, Diva)

Adobe Creative Suite Microsoft Office

Digital Fabrication Others

| Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere | Word, PowerPoint, Excel

| CNC-routing, Laser-cutting, 3D printing, Vacuum forming, Glass modeling | Mental Ray, Keyshot, ArcGIS, SketchUp, Augmented Reality


ARCHITECTURE LANDSCAPE URBAN DESIGN

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Portfolio Xin Ge, M. ARCH 1, Syracuse University  

Graduate Program selected work from 2016- 2018. Architecture design & Urban design

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Graduate Program selected work from 2016- 2018. Architecture design & Urban design

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