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Chengzhi Cai


CAI CHENGZHI (Evan) Graduating Dec. 2012 314-484-5627 chengzhic@wustl.edu

B.S. CIVIL ENGINEERING Departtment of Civil Engineering Southeast University, China 2005~2009

M.ARCH 3+ PROGRAM School of Architecture Samfox School of Design & Visual Arts Washington University in St.Louis


GENERATING SHAPE

Skills involved: Digital Composition (Rhino) Casting

CONNECTION DESIGN

DIVID A DYNAMIC SURFACE BY 9 COMPONENTS. WE MAKE MOLD FOR EACH COMPONENT AND THEN CAST PLASTER INTO IT. THE MOLD IS MADE OF FORM BOARD AND FABRIC IN ORDER TO CREAT BOTH HARD AND SOFT LOOKING SURFACE.

INFILL PORT CONCAVED CONNECTION WOOD JOINT

EACH MOLD HAS A INFILL PORT FOR US TO POUR PLASTER INTO, AND THOSE BUMPED UP CYLINDER WILL BE CUT OFF AFTER CASTING. THE COMPNENT ALSO HAS TWO OR THREE CONCAVED CONNECTIONS, WHICH WILL BE CONNECTED WITH WOOD JOINTS.

CASTING

FORMCORE MOLD

PUT THE PIANO WIRE INTO THE HOLES ON THE WIRE-HOLDER

FABRIC IN CENTER

WIRES ARE ARRANGED IN THE WAY THAT LOOKS LIKE A SPIRAL

WITH INFILL PORT AND WIRE-HOLDER

AFTER WE POUR PLASTER INTO THE MOLD, THE FABRIC AND WIRE CREATE A BULGED SURFACE


Skills involved: Grasshopper Computer Aided Paper Pleating

Paper-Pleating Modelling Fold backward

Exterior envelope

Fold forward

Interior envelope


Skills involved: Urban Theatre Schematic Design

SP 2011 A46 326G ARCH Digital Fabrication Assignment 2 Cai Chengzhi (Evan Tsai)

Instructor: Ken Tracy TA: John Dolci Presidence: lily ower (Formal), propeller(Techtonic)


Skills involved: Material Organization


Skills involved: Digital Composition (Rhino) Physical Fabrication

Hinge connection as structure

Continuous pleating to expand Fold forward Fold backward

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Skills involved: Free Hand Drawings Schematic Design


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Skills involved: Urban Design High Rise Community Design Rhino

SKY VIEW RESTAURANT

Plan 1:500 +120.000 m

SKY VIEW PARK

SKY VIEW STUD

IO CENTER

Plan 1:500 +80.000 m

SKY VIEW CORRIDOR

SKY VIEW CORRIDOR

SKY VIEW GALLERY

Plan 1:500 +30.000 m

Site Plan 1:1000 +30.000 m

Site Plan 1:1000 +8.000 m


Skills involved: School Expansion Revit 2012 Physical Model


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