ZHANG_Yunfan BArch 2012-2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS Returning Former Glory Renovation of Historic Buildings
Study in Interaction Hall in Senior High School
Link to Life
Returning Former Glory Renovation of Historic Buildings 03.2014- 06.2014
Groupworks in preliminary research, individual design
Dong Jiaxin, Li Huazhen
Yantai mountain district, Fuzhou, Fujian province,
The project aims at renovating the existing vacant buildings into a specialized space for public service, which will provide an affordable and comfortable space for residents in surrounding communities.
T he transpor tation in Yantai mountain is convenient because of the unique feature of geography. After the Opium War(1840-1842), Yantai mountain gradually developed the center of foreign trade business and shipping center in Fuzhou. Therefore, Yantai mountain still remained a large number of western architectures, Chinese gardens and ancient houses with unique architectural features. In this project, the most important value of the transformation lies in the re-implantation of required programes. In this context, the mission of the project is to properly arrange these required programes into the renovation project. Meanwhile, taking account of the protection of original buildings and the neighborhood styles, the design follows certain principles, so that the renovation of the district integrates the surrounding environment well.
hypo-artery in urban emergency fire lane original traditional street
Storey Height 1-storey 2-storey 3-storey 5-storey 6-storey 7-storey
Preservation State Yantai Mountain District in 1942
inferior quality demolition medium quality transform superior quality conservation
Construction Time - 1980 1980- 1949 Qing dynasty Ming dynasty
Yantai Mountain District in 1992
Fuzhou, China 26.08N 119.28E
Yantai mountain district is the center of foreign trade business and shipping in Fuzhou. In this case, a large number of western architectures in various styles rose up in the Yantai mountains with different architectural styles. These buildings are now widely regarded by policymakers as barriers of the development of city. In this case, these buildings were vacant or even damaged in different degrees.
Protection Level provincial protection uni 3 district proection uni 1 registry 30 non registry 21 other
Land-use residential Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ administration supply facilities special use
school Ⅰ Ⅱ culture business religion demolition
children 8- 14
Port old residential area
youth * women nursery center
primary school Fuzhou University
5-minute walk distance
Dodwell & Co.,Ltd.
The HK&SH Bank
10-minute walk distance
Accessibility of Site Analysis With walking reach, space occupied by old people appear to be characterized as high introverted openness and low mobility with necessary programes; while that is occupied by the children and youth having high mobility with entertaining activities and extra programs to make up the deficiency of campus. Dockers tend to efficient and comfortable living space.
The HK&SH Bank -- Market Context: Built in the Qing tongzhi. As a branch of HSBC in Fuzhou, three floors (basement included) Colonial veranda style architecture, structured with brick wood. Status: Interior wall is almost collapsed, wood floor is still hard and durable.
Market Sectional Perspective
The characteristic of this near street vacant bank is the circle of porch. As it is large and open, the thick walls and the framed space enhance the desire for communication and sight. The Street And Steps Near The Bank
First Floor Plan 0 1
Ground Floor Plan
Existing Ground Floor
Atrium of Market The project removes the nonbearing walls in order to create no separate internal big space. Basement and ground floor serve as market for local residents, adding atrium and side-window aims to link leisure areas on the first floor to the market in a soft way. Also, the porch provides ideal chat and leisure spaces for the senior.
St.John's Church -- Bookstore Context:
The gothic stone church was built in the Qing Xianfeng (1856) for British. It is made by granite with cyan and white brick. The roof is wood truss with double chinese style tiles.
The east facade and walls of penthouse are collapsed.
Bookstore Sectional Perspective
The characteristic of the church is the narrow and topping roof structure, the thick walls and the framed straignt corridor create an isolated, tranquil and private space.
Existing Ground Floor 0 1
Ground Floor Plan
Bookshelf Maden Columns
The Added Space
In order to build a sustainable bookstore, the project makes the sunlight go through the original roof. In order to reduce the energy consumption of electricity. Adding bookshelves instead of original nonbearing wall creates an fancy e x t e r i o r. A l s o, t h e steel frame structure can widen the reading space after pulling down th e old west facing.
These bookshelves which are in the front of penthouses ser ve as bearing columns, following the original column grids. It can protect original historical feature of the church and also meet the p r e s e n t r e q u i r e m e n t s. The texture difference between the existing stone and wooden bookshelves creates tranquil reading space fo people.
Foochow Club -- Mall Context:
Foochow Club was built in the Qing Xianfeng (1854) and served as entertainment club for foreigners, three storeys brick (basement included), colonial land corridor style building.
Added Floor Plan
The roof is damaged completely.
Ground Floor Plan
Existing Ground Floor
Mall Sectional Perspective
The characteristic of the building is arcades which are round the building and the missing roof. It just looks like a delicate worn box which would show a fancy charm with the combination of different materials.
The east facing was destroyed dramatically during the war, which is protected by the front of glazings. In this way, residents could not only enjoy attractive historic building but also have leisure time in comfortable spaces.
The roof was collapsed totally. Adding the top storey is in order to meet the requirement of mall. Side-window introduce soft light into interior space which connects existing part and renovation part.
Dodwell & Co.,Ltd. -- Hostel Context: Status:
The building was built in the Guangxu 26 (1900) and served as office, three storeys, brick wood structure. The west facade of the building was obviously repaint, compared with the red brick facade. The skylight was destroyed.
Hostel Sectional Perspective
The characteristic of the building is the stairs in the middle of the buildings and the skylight. Also the original facade gives the building a sense of grace logic.
Existing Ground Floor 0 1
The added part of the hostel Ground Floor Plan
The hostel with local materials provides comfortable and affordable residential spaces for dockers and students. The added part not only meets the requirement of rooms but also creates an attractive contrast between different materials.
Lohas Plantation Vertical Farm
02.2015- 06.2015 Type：
Dong Jiaxin, Zhou Jiapeng
Xinzheng, Henan Province, China
The project aims at transforming traditional declining agriculture into an extensive efficient vertical farm. Meanwhile, the project combines farmers' living with high-tech agricultural zone, which will achieve a excellent lohas revolution.
Henan is the most impor tant province for agricultural supplement in China. Xinzheng has a very strict red line of agricultural land, while it is high- tech zone in Henan. However, farmers work long hours for low pay because of manual work without advanced technologies, so adults tend to leave thier hometown for finding alternative job without thier parents and children. It is crucial for agriculture in China which is a developing country with a great population of more than 1.3 billion. It is difficult for people to make family bonds as well. Vertical farm becomes an impetus for not only boosting agriculture but also actually changing traditional farmers' lifestyle .
Xinzheng city Henan Province CHINA
Kaifeng city left-behind children
villages 113.7E 34.4N
Changge city Site Analysis visitor
Mixed Flow Line Analysis
Local Climate 22℃ Sunshine Duration (hr) Percentage of Sunshine (%)
Temperature (℃ )
The vertical farm makes the greatest utilization of natural resource. Facades for conventionally grown foods which are selected by their physical characters and local climate. The interior spaces for high profitable crops can be controlled by technologies in order to work effectively without weather effects. 17
More Use of Wind
Ensemble General Overview Analysis
More Space for Cozy Life
More Recycle for Water
U-tube reclaimed water
Ground Community Service Section
school programme country fair toilet volunteer
high-tech experience exhibition reserve
Marketing and Administration Section
Science and Research Section
restaurant process supermarket warehouse transportation
laboratory lounge balcony office meeting
cultivation lounge balcony courtyard
orchard section for farmers& researchers orchard section for visitors
self-cleaning ceramic tile with cushion pattern
structural steel ribs steel framing for facade support hinge connected to spade bracket cantilever bracket structure within spandrel thermal insulation spandrel panel with rockwool insulation and spade bracket penetration waterproofing resin
soil planting planters box irrigation piping
air vent metal plates for plant support control rod of stainless steel lever for manual control mental cap planters tube sliding steel chasis steel rollar guide
plywood subfloor joist thermal insulation concrete slab
thermal/acoustic insulation structural steel beam air diffuber metal mesh suspended ceiling energy lighting
Section of Envelope
Photo of Physical Model 21
Study in Interaction Hall in Senior High School 05.2016- 08.2016
Dong Jiaxin , Hanjie
Lianyunxin district, Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province
The project is located at Lianyunxin district in Lianyungang, China. It's aim is to transform regular campus space of senior high school to open active area for students and staff.
In this project, I want to create a vibrant campus space which would blur the boundary between staff and students, class time and leisure time. Chinese students in senior high school are always under enormous studying pressure and schools do not concentrate on programs outside of learning. There is not sufficient reasonable spaces for extracurricular activities. Besides, teachers communite with students in formal places most, such as classrooms and offices.
LianYungang, China E118°24′ N35°7′
Analysis of Students and Teachers Daily Schedule Reorganization of time and space apart from class of both students and staffs.
The school is surrounded by streets, leaving space for playground and other auxiliary programs. Volumn is manipulated to compliment the urban fabric's visual profile. Then a large central volumn is bordered and defined by smaller auxiliary program. Leaving ground floor area open can blur interior and exterior thresholds.
A B C D E
main entrance laboratory entrance main hall entrance canteen playground
Exterior Space Design
Ground Floor Plan
Axonmetric Main Building Plan The organization of necessary programs provides opportunities of the intersection of different people flow. Use the roof layer mostly to meet the requirement of student activities.
Part Section Through Main Hall
Breaking the original organization limit whose borders programs are noticeably confined and closed. Different extents of open space leads to the crowd flow and visual communication.
Increasing surface area as much as possible satisfies people's need for extracurricular activities. Mixed materials for ground floor blur the boundary between exterior and interior space.
Each level remains visible from other layer through the atrium constantly weaving its way through the main hall. Stairs for a speedier ascent, views and programs promotes communication towards people.
Link to Life Landscape Design 09.2014- 11.2014
Dong Jiaxin , Zhou Jiapeng
Min River, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China
The transformation of living space along riverbank which will serve as link bonds in the city which makes citizens' life softed and intertwined.
In Fuzhou, riverbank sides throughout the whole city without any attention because of abandoned shipping, compared with the booming past. In addition, there exists a lot of negative space due to a fast-paced urban life. A typical life of residence is almost linear without any intersection. In this project, I want to create a soft urban life interface near the river whose programs decided by big data. The river will serve as a meeting place which provides required programs.
01 A More Frequent Connectivity The existing opportunities for s u r r o u n d i n g t h e r ive r s t r e t ch inside communities. The Fuzhou pedestrians live a linear lifestyle. More opportunities to be attracted increase accessibility.
02 A Less Isolated Living Communities near river have their own half-closed living circle. The urban life interface has been separated sporadically. The abandoned riverbank has potential to be re-programmed to active city life.
Riverbank Status 03 A More Customized Program Every part riverbank has specific service area. It is crucial for existing space alongside riverbank to be reappropriated and integrated into people' daily life.
Site status use a tough way to define river interface and activities interface with railings and embankment. However, riverbankâ€™ booming in a city relies on a series of human' activities and extends from their regular working line.
2 residential buildings
4 municipal government
Mapping of Community's Life Around Min River An idea to create a customized landscape. This landscape will stretch all the way from regular daily life. In this way, the habitats near the river will be connected. On this new landscape there will have a bond of habitats housing, and a public park.
1 day care centers
7 grocery 8 grocery
5 old residential community
6 office building
10 junior high school 9 vegetable market
The decision on choosing site for the project is based on potential problems towards the riverbank. The main programs in the site is education, culture and residence, including junior high school, history museum, day care center and so on. Served crowd is pensioners, young couples and children. 13 culture center
11 history museum
16 groceries 14 firehouse
12 mall 18 hospital 15 culture center
17 historical sites
Path Winding line of path deepens the landscape experience and promotes movement towards people. A series of descending along the river offer areas for visual experience and mixed program uses.
Dock Irregular seats and stairs outline a mixed program used spaces for surrounding citizens. Playing the chess with the seniors, having picnics with children and so on. 31
clearing Section and Plan
bushes and path Section and Plan
Underground Applying underground space to mixed program uses which serves as a shelter in rainy and heating conditions. Also, it is marked as a semi-space between road and riverbank that attracts citizens to enjoy.
Address No.3, University Town, Shangjie, Fuzhou, Fujian,
Industrial Design Department of Mechanical and electrical Fujian University of Technology 2011.09-2012.09
Architecture Department of Architecture and Planning Fujian University of Technology 2012.09-present (BArch June2017)
Phone 86-15659164729 D.o.b 16.october 1995
PRIZES & AWARDS 2011-2016, Comprehensive Scholarship of the university 2012-2013, Best Debater of the second session of the University Debate Competition 2014-2015, Outstanding Student, Fujian University of Technology 2013, First Prize, the national university students painting and calligraphy competition 2014, Excellent Prize, the First Session National Urban Planning of Knowledge Contest 2015-2016, Excellent Prize, the 4th “CUC CUP” of the national students architectural design competition 2016, Excellent Prize, the First Session “Vertical Farm” of the national students architectural design competition
WORK EXPERIENCE Intern, Fujian Institute of ancient architecture Fuzhou, China, June 2015 Intern, Fuian SHENG YE architecture design. co Fuzhou, China, June 2016 Minister, Student Forum of Fujian University of Technology Fuzhou, China, June 2014 Editor, Department of history & culture of university newspaper Fuzhou, China, June 2013 Asistant Manager, Exhibition of architectural work of students Fuzhou, China, June 2015 35
Motivation Letter As a bachelor studentďźŒI am interested in renovation design, as it has the ability to demonstrate how these buildings could reflect past history and contemporary culture while improving the function to meet current demands. I find it is exciting to see how designers give the building its own identity while ensuring that it fits comfortably in the surrounding environment . It is necessary for every architect to contribute scientific and artistic thinking to build a socially responsible and sustainable future.
M a n k i n d u s e d t o ove r c o m e t h e natural elements in order to protect themselves. Sustainable design offers people opportunities to rebuild the balance between nature and modern comforts many times using, by passive technologies. I suppose architects are responsible to follow this rule in their way. Also I've learned that a project can not emerge from a singular person. Rather, it requires extensive communication with a team of engineers, architects and other staff. In China, our huge population and energy requirements have placed Chinese sustainable architecture design at the forefront of this important movement: There exists the barriers of poor awareness, integ rity of climate change and local resistance. In the meantime, many designers are working separately and can not achieve the building integrated design. Apart from that, sustainable design usually is commissioned to relevant equipment manufacturers directly. That architects can not combine sustainable technology with architectural design lead to operation inefficiently. To be successful, sustainable design ideas must be accepted by end users, designers and government leaders.