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ERICA YU

ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO


CONTENTS BIBLIOTECA BARCELONA, SPAIN

LEVELED RESTAURANT BARCELONA, SPAIN

URBAN INFILL CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS

STACKED CABINS

KICKAPOO STATE PARK, ILLINOIS

FARMER’S MARKET CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS

VARIOUS SKETCHES EUROPE


BIBLIOTECA BARCELONA, SPAIN JANUARY 2018

Located in the Fort Pienc neighborhood of the Eixample district of Barcelona, the objective was to design a public library of a footprint of 360 square meters. Being adjacent to the Arc de Triomph metro station, this library will serve as the new community center for university students and nearby residents. In my library, there are three distinct areas that are separated based on the amount of noise created in three different working environments. The first three levels is a communal gathering area that features a large double-heighted atrium and allows for noisy interactions. The next level is a group work oriented space and the two uppermost levels are dedicated to individual work spaces and administrative offices. These three types of spaces also correlate to its interaction with the surrounding environment through different materials in the facade.


N SITE PLAN

EXTRUDE FORM FROM SITE SCREEN PRINTED GLASS: some light, few views FROSTED GLASS: abundant light, some views TRANSPARENT GLASS: abundant light, abundant views

UTILIZE FACADE MATERIAL TO EMPHASIZE DISTINCTION CREATE THREE DISTINCTIONS FOR VARYING SPACES


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

FIRST FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR

THIRD FLOOR

FOURTH FLOOR

FIFTH FLOOR


SERVICES SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATEWORK FIRE STAIRS GROUP WORK SEMI-PRIVATE

ADMINISTRATION ADMIN

ARCHITECTURAL STAIRS

COMMUNAL PUBLIC GATHERING

PROGRAM DIAGRAM

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

NORTHEAST ELEVATION


NORTH DETAILED SECTION

NORTH ELEVATION


LEVELS BARCELONA, SPAIN OCTOBER 2017

Located in a university district of Barcelona, we were to design a restaurant of approximately 500 square meters that features brick as its main building material. We took a simple rectangular form and chose to create an interior experience composed of a series of levels that are defined by unique angles. Within these interior levels is a hierarchy of three separate dining spaces; a fully enclosed area of brick, a glassenclosed area with perforated brick, and a perforated open courtyard space. Upon entering the site, visitors walk through an immersive progression of slightly sloped ramps and steps that serve as spaces for rest and socializing. TEAM COLLABORATION: ERICA YU, NESMA HAMOUDA, SONIA ZIEBOWICZ

EXTERIOR RENDERING PRODUCED BY TEAMMATE


SPLIT INTO THREE FORMS

CREATE COURTYARD SPACES

CREATE SEMI-OUTDOOR SPACES

FULLY ENCLOSED

PERFORATED ENCLOSED

PERFORATED COURTYARD

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

SITE PLAN

MODEL


FLOOR PLAN

INTERIOR RENDERING PRODUCED BY TEAMMATE


STRUCTURAL DIAGRAM

HVAC DIAGRAM

ELEVATION


SECTION PERSPECTIVE PRODUCED BY TEAMMATE

SECTION


URBAN INFILL CHAMPAIGN, IL MARCH 2017

Within the community of downtown Champaign, an increase in the population of young professionals is clearly evident. In hopes of maintaining the spirited, urban environment that caters directly towards these young adults, this project proposes the design of a multilevel live-work infill building. This building consists of office spaces on the first two floors and residential apartments on the floors above.


Extrude from Site

Split into three programs

Snaking form to create distinction

SITE PLAN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

MASSING MODEL


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

SECOND

THIRD

FOURTH

FIFTH

SIXTH


ELEVATION


ELEVATION


SECTION

SECTION

PRIVATE SPACE CIRCULATION PUBLIC SPACE

SEMI- PRIVATE SPACE

PROGRAM DIAGRAM


PRIVATE

PUBLIC

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

ELEVATOR

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM


STACKED CABINS KICKAPOO STATE PARK, IL OCTOBER 2016

The Stacked Cabins are made up of three sets of alternating, parallelogram shaped 250 square feet dwelling units. These units mimic the stacking motif of the original camp log cabin, and in turn allows the visitors to appreciate the raised views without the interference from trees or other cabins. The communal meeting space is made of three levels or a rotating rectangular space, and overlooks the cabins and docks at the nearby lake.


CABIN FLOOR PLAN

SITE PLAN


COMMUNAL GROUND FLOOR

COMMUNAL SECOND FLOOR

COMMUNAL THIRD FLOOR


COMMUNAL ELEVATION

COMMUNAL SECTION


CABIN ELEVATION

CABIN SECTION


FARMER‘S MARKET CHAMPAIGN, IL APRIL 2016

The current Champaign farmer’s market is in need of a permanent structure with the ability to serve as a multipurpose space, Because of the growing appreciation for the performing arts, I proposed the design of a structure that provides a space for an outdoor stage and audience seating. I cut the plane the create three distinct extrusions - two that serve as the marketplace and have movable glass doors, and one that is a multipurpose grand staircase. There is also a central courtyard to accommodate for large crowds or as a performance area.


FLOOR PLAN

ELEVATION


AXON DIAGRAM

SECTION


MODEL


MARKET STAND DIAGRAM

MARKET USE RENDERING

NON-MARKET USE RENDERING


SKETCHES EUROPE

2017- 2018

During my time participating in a year-long study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, I have had the incredible privilege of traveling throughout Europe. In order to fully document my journeys and improve my architectural explorations, I have compiled several hand drawn sketches that best depict my travels. All sketches are produced by pen.

OLD TOWN

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC


COLOSSEUM

ROME, ITALY

NEW TOWN HALL MUNICH, GERMANY

IGREJA PAROQUIAL DAS MERCES

LISBON, PORTUGAL

JERONIMOS MONASTERY

LISBON, PORTUGAL


LAURENTIAN LIBRARY FLORENCE, ITALY

POWDER TOWER

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

PIAZZA NAVONA

ROME, ITALY


ERICA YU 763 Torrington Dr. Naperville, IL ericayu123@gmail.com ericayu2@illinois.edu 630.863.8896

SKILLS

Architectural Programs AutoCAD Rhinoceros 3D Revit 3DS Max

Graphic Design

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office Applications

Other

Hand Drafting Model making (Manual and Laser) Conversational Mandarin Intermediate Spanish

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies

3.69 / 4.00 May 2018

Chancellor’s Honors Scholar, James Scholar, Gargoyle Honor Society

Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura del Valles International Study Abroad at Barcelona el Valles

September 2017 - May 2018

EXPERIENCE

H.C. Chang Architects Intern Architect

June - August 2016 Taipei, Taiwan

Assisted in the creation of Rhinoceros 3D models, conceptual ideas, construction documents, and drafting deliverables for clients Produced multiple iterations of floor plans, axonometric drawings, and renderings of a hotel renovation

LEADERSHIP National Organization of Minority Architecture Students General Member

August 2016 - Present Champaign, IL

Regularly discuss the importance of promoting women and minorities within the field of architecture Attended and networked with 100 established and aspiring architectural professionals during the annual symposium

Taiwanese American Students Club Vice President of Communications

August 2014 - Present Champaign, IL

Collaborate with four executive members to organize a variety of events dedicated to creating a welcoming and culturally informed community for university students Coordinated the marketing and advertising platforms for the annual TASC Night Market, a cross-collegiate event with 1,000 attendees and approximately $2,000 profit Facilitate the communication between the board and the general members by managing the website, emails, social media publications, and weekly newsletter

Taiwanese American Foundation Juniors Counselor

May 2014 - Present Manchester, IN

Oversaw and was held responsible for the personal care and well-being of a group of 10 elementary school students during a week-long, overnight conference Prepared a variety of workshops that incorporated academic elements along with the conference themes of ethic and values, identity, communication, and leadership

Erica Yu - Architectural Portfolio 2018  
Erica Yu - Architectural Portfolio 2018  
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