PORTFOLIO XIN GE SYRACUSE ARCHITECTURE 2016-2018
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
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.
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.
fourth floor plan
sixth floor plan
renders from ground floor
wall section detail
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.
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.
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
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
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.
CO-WORK TECHNOLOGY CENTER
THEME PARK ZOO
small enterprise (6-49)
middle enterprise (50-249)
micro enterprise (1-5)
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, thereâ€™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.
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.
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 peopleâ€™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 peopleâ€™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, itâ€™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.
Shanghai Future Smart Bus Map
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
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
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 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
Hebin Building Term: 2017 Instructor: Nan Jiang Collaborator: Dan Yu
customized wash basin
customized barn door
customized drawer connection
customized bronze shelf
furniture detail drawing
HELIX OF FAVIGNANA Term
2017 / Young Architect
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.
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.
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 â€œExperienceâ€œ 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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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
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
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
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
AFFILIATIONS The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
Global Ambassador | Syracuse Abroad
Graduate Students Organization (GSO)
Youth League Committee | Fudan University | Shanghai, China
HONOR King + King Design Competition 2019 | Syracuse, NY | Nominated
National Advertising Art Design Competition (College) | Shanghai, China | Third Price
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition | MIT, Boston, MA | Gold Metal
SKILL Autodesk Series
| AutoCAD, Revit, Maya
| 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
Graduate Program selected work from 2016- 2018. Architecture design & Urban design