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VIENNA COLONIES Blossom Gothic Aug.-Dec. 2013 Penndesign 601 Studio

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INFORMATION ALARMING Public Engagement Jan.-Apr. 2013 Penndesign 502 Studio

03

LIGHTEN HOUSE House for the Obesity Sep.-Oct. 2012 Penndesign 501 Studio

04

LIGHT LABYRINTH Performance Space Oct.-Dec. 2012 Penndesign 501 Studio

05

C-EVOLUTION

Holes of the connection system leave special space for plants. According to my imagination, water plants could grow through the system and grow above the highest layer. That is to say, nature itself fills those holes of connection system.

Solution for Sea Level Rise

Independent Design Oct. 2011 Dynamic Urban Design Project Using Parametric Techniques

Different colors mean different sectorizations. Although in outdoor room, the space could still be divided to some extent. However, they are not divided completely. In fact, the upper layer is the extension of the bottom layer.

F1

Different layers are necessary part of the structure. However, they also divide various space for people to utilize. In fact, these different spaces provide more possibilities of people’s activities.

F2

Picture in the left mainly shows the basic four parts of the constructure. It also demonstrates the relationships between the four parts. With the building part going through 3 layers, all the isolated islands are connected firmly.

F3 building through all 3 layers

06

LEAVE BASE

Over-water Building Design Independent Design Nov. 2011 Bionic Design

07

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Urban & Interior Design

Group Working; Building Design & Rendering Part Jun.-Jul. 2013 Urban Design Project


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VIENNA COLONIES Blossom Gothic

Aug.-Dec. 2013 Penndesign 601 Studio

In this semester, I tried to use the accumulation process to make buildings. That is a exaggerate way

to show the process. Every elements of the building from the apartment, the ceilings, the floors, the windows, the columns and everything else is composed by only one single unit. Using different scales and shapes of one family, we keep the same language from start to end. The images in the middle part illustrates clearly how I develop the accumulation language and make it the while building. It may be hard to recognize the initial unit, like everything in the world.

At the same time, I tried to utilize the gothic language in the process of accumulation. However, when designing the building, we focused on the daily life of typical Vienna residents. Though Gothic may sometimes imply dark atmosphere, I tried carefully to make the daylight best in everything apartment. That’s why I tried the rotation motion to aggregate different layers to adjust the sunlight in every room. When dividing different apartment in one floor, sunlight control is also taken into considerations. Small apartments are always located on the peripheral zone of the building to get sunlight. Also, hollow cube go through the whole building to increase the light effects.


My project taps into the gothic obsession about linear spatial

conditions which connect into bundles to differentiate spaces. The main difference is the direction of this linear conditions. The gothic is all about vertical splicing and bundling of space. My project turns this behavior into the horizontal in order to organize the floors of the apartment building. The swelling and thinning out of the bundling provides multiple opportunities to subdivide the horizon of your building, providing variation in the heights of the floors. The extreme condition being spaces which are not per se walkable but still are used as spatial pockets providing opportunities for programmatic aspects of the apartments (sleeping rooms etc..)

Everything of the world is generated or existing as a way

Unit development

of accumulation or aggregation. We could easily decompose them into smaller parts and even tiny units like cells, atoms, and so on. Sometimes we could not sense the process or the phenomenon, but, actually, it is a universal procedure to produce things. Through the process of aggregation, we could make extraordinary various kinds of things. Nature tells us not only the procedure is similar. Sometimes, we could even perceive that kind of procedure. From the example of barnacles, we see units getting together with similar shapes of different scales. It is a hint of the formation process. However, most of the case, we could not sense the procedure.

Building Surface

Top View

Site Plan N

Scale: 1�=125’-0� 25

75

150 ft

Modeling Experiments


Typical floor model

Whole Building_Night

Cafe Area

Whole building model


A

Ground Floor 1-1

0 2

6

12

1: Entrance 2: Vestibule 3: Cafe Area 4: Restroom 5: Kitchen

3

Scale:1”=20’-0”

4

16’

2

20 ft

2

B

1

3

N 16’

3

C

16’

5 1

1

2

3

3

D

16’

16’

E

16’

1

Scale:1”=20’-0” 6

12

2

16’

3

4

16’

5

16’

6

7

A

4th Floor 2-2

0 2

16’

5

16’

20 ft

3

2 6

4

B

1: Entrance 2: Vestibule 3: Living 4: Cooking 5: Sleeping 6: Bathroom 7: WC

7

1

N 16’

apartment type A C

6

2

2

apartment type B

2

1 2

16’

3

5

1

apartment type C 7

3

D 4

4

6 16’

5 E

16’

1

Scale:1”=20’-0” 6

12

16’

16’

3

4

16’

5

16’

6

7

A

7th Floor 3-3

0 2

16’

2

7

16’

20 ft

3

5

2 1

6

4

B

1: Entrance 2: Vestibule 3: Living 4: Cooking 5: Sleeping 6: Bathroom 7: WC

N

apartment type A

16’

3

3

6

C

apartment type B 1

2 3

16’

7

apartment type C

1 2

4

3

D

7

4 5

16’

E

16’

1

16’

2

16’

3

16’

4

01 | vienna colonies

16’

5

16’

6

7


Basement Night Club

Sleeping Zone

Living room


101’

Section A-A

7’ 94’

Scale:1”=20’-0” 14’

0 10 30

60

100 ft

80’

14’

66’

12’ 54’

A

A

14’

40’

14’

26’

14’

12’

12’ +0’

16’ -16’

16’ -32’

16’

16’

16’

16’

16’

16’

96’

1

2

3

4

5

6

101’

Section B-B

94’

7’

Scale:1”=20’-0” 14’

0 10 30

60

100 ft

80’

B

14’

66’

12’ 54’

14’

40’

B

14’

26’

14’

12’

12’ +0’

16’ -16’

16’ -32’

16’

16’

16’

16’

64’

A

B

C

01 | vienna colonies

D

E

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INFORMATION ALARMING Public Engagement Jan.-Apr. 2013 Penndesign 502 Studio

Christopher Alexander pinpointed in the article “A City is Not a Tree�, the influence of a building to its surrounding is much more complex and profound than we think. We should not only consider the site area, but also the surroundings, the inside and the outside. We should not only care about the current, but also forecast the future. We should not only study the static conditions, but should also take into accounts the dynamic situations. The influences from different aspects are not discrete from each other but like interacting with each other. The logic structures are not always linear.

When mapping the site, I find there are 2 main elements we should be aware. One is the site is quite close to the river and the other is there is a big factory generating air pollution called Veolia Energy. River is vital to our site because itself is a dynamic system. The water levels could have ups and downs and the water qualities could be good or bad. The factory comes into notice with the reason that it can be combined with other conditions like climate, wind directions to generate problems like air pollutions, noise and so on.


problem-fixed state Site Analysis COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIAL

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND RESIDENCES - BAY/YORKVILLE

SHARE INFORMATION DATA

TORONTO (ONTARIO), CANADA CLAUDE CORMIER+ASSOCIES

main building

PHYSIOLOGY STUDY PEOPLE FAST WALKING PATH OF PEOPLE SLOW WALKING PATH OF PEOPLE

GATHER COLLECTIVE INSIGHTS KNOWLEDGE EXPERTISE

INVITE POLITICS PROGRAMS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

BUILD OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLAB-

FAST DRIVING PATH OF CAR

nce

SLOW DRIVING PATH OF CAR ARCHITECTURE

GREEN SPACE

RESIDENTIAL

IMPLIED SPACE MADE BY PATTERNS IMPLIED SPACE MADE BY BAFFLE

public

ange

raction WIND DIRECTION

MONTH OF YEAR

nce

WIND SPEED

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

activative program circulation frequently used area

MAY

JUN

DOMINAT WIND DIR. WIND PROBERBILITY

WIND SPEED

LARGE

SMALL

interior

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

SUM

program research 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Case Study

low speed

AIR POLLUTION

Exteriror Evolution

regular visit

frequently visit classes public gym public library competition

SITE AREA

WATERSHED

green Surrounding Sight Analysisyellow

public attracting facilities circulation Shopping Mall (re-Storage Event space (public) data research Postal Services cycled commodiorange information showing Steam baths black ordinary ties) Cafe electricity Classes(data Community Library water recycle system visualizing & cliingredients supply mate research) Water&Air Sampling Competition Stadium Centre Information showing Information Comland bining Center Open-air cafe

500Yr FloodPlain areaSHED CONTOUR 2FT WATER DIRECTION

SITE AREA

the public

ionals PATH DENSITY

Grocery (organic) Public gym

Bar

building users

Total Beds: 514 Total Certified Beds: 278

search & integration propagandize

2

3

context

ATTRACTIVITY

2.3 miles

nearby citizens

flied conditions

6

7

9

KNOWING

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Conferences Organic Restaurant

increase communication increase frequency

Site Plan

cafe

restaurant

bike leasing

swimming

N

present

steam bath

performance

Scale: 1”=80’-0” 48

CHANGING increase communication increase information accessibility

water collecting

gallery

water sampling center

96 ft

eat

research center

cook oneself organic restaurant

DOING

CHANGING

PUBLIC NURSERY increase communication increase frequency

communication

wants to plant

seed market

reusing

education research

cinema

club

KNOWING

KNOWING

16

public gym

plant sell

grocery

kitchen

clean

lab

water planting , indoor planting, outdoor plantng

organic restaurant grocery

main space on water plating indoor plating

Restrooms information source

Media center Management Offices Entrance/Lobby Circulation/Stairs/Elevations Lectures Research Offices

INTERIOR 0.9 miles

GOOD SHEPHERD PENN PARTNERS Address: 1800 Lombard St Facility Type: Long Term Total Beds:38

gym

Presentations

10

2600 Christian Street

Bike Leasing Center

height

landscape information

8

0.3 miles Veolia Energy

Total Certified Beds:38

scale outdoor circulation

vision range

Total Beds: 96 Total Certified Beds: 96

5

transportation

Small lectures

MAGEE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL Address: 6 Franklin Plz Facility Type: Rehabilitation

4

activative Health & Recreation bike leasing

Kitchesresidents

KNOWING

0.7 miles

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA Address: 34th St & Civic Center Bl Facility Type: Childrens

1

Exam

EXTERIOR

gallery point of intersection swimming, steam bath, seed market

Outreach & Communication Water features lack(recreational, circulation therapeutic & functional)

Mechanical/Electrical

Information Detecting Center

government

communicative

seed market

frequency

classroom

outdoor plating


current situation

future

data source

audience architecture

cognitive recognition

behavioral adjustment

problem-found state

problem-fixed state

landscape

main building

time sequence climate information

information source

public

behavioral change

communicative

frequency interaction

activative program circulation frequently used area

space sequence field conditions

physical form of the architecture exterior

interior

low speed

mediadate program outdoor planting indoor planting shopping mall classes competition bike leasing organic restaurant

Information Line climate information data collecting data processing inside

regular visit

steam bath swimming pool organic restaurant

frequently visit classes public gym public library competition

green public attracting facilities Shopp yellow data research cycled orange information showing black ordinary ties) electricity Classes(data water recycle system visualizing & cliingredients supply mate research) Competition Stadium

Program Evolution

water researchers information the public

professionals

public attracting outside

communicative PUBLIC NURSERY

program research

buffer by accident visit

WATER CLEAN

Information Combining Center

public gym

Grocery (organic)

gallery

government

Information Detecting Center

water planting swimming

building users

kitchen research center

data processing

Exam

seed market

lab organic restaurant

nearby citizens air information

Bar

performance

classrooms , grocery presentation, lectures outdoor plantng

Kitches Small lectures

Presentations

water sampling center

research & integration education propagandize

Media c Entra

noise information students

circulation

Building Usage

EXTERIOR

transportation

KNOWING

green public attracting facilities Shopping Mall (re-Storage Event space (public) yellow data research Postal Services cycled commodiorange information showing Steam baths black ordinary ties) Cafe electricity Classes(data Community Library water recycle system visualizing & cliingredients supply mate research) Water&Air Sampling Competition Stadium Centre Information showing Information Comland bining Center Open-air cafe Grocery (organic) Public gym

Bar Information Detecting Center

Mechanical/Electrical

Outreach & Communication Water features (recreational, therapeutic & functional)

context

ATTRACTIVITY

Bike Leasing Center

Kitches Small lectures Presentations

vision range

information source

INTERIOR KNOWING

DAILY ACTIVITIES increase communication increase frequency cafe

restaurant

bike leasing

swimming

public gym present

steam bath

performance

CHANGING increase communication increase information accessibility

water collecting

water sampling center

Restrooms

eat

research center

cook oneself organic restaurant

DOING

CHANGING

PUBLIC NURSERY increase communication increase frequency

communication

wants to plant

seed market

reusing

education research

cinema

club

gallery KNOWING

KNOWING

Conferences

Organic Restaurant Media center Management Offices Entrance/Lobby Circulation/Stairs/Elevations Lectures Research Offices

height

landscape information

Health & Recreation

Exam

outdoor circulation

residents

flied conditions

Building System

scale

plant sell

grocery

frequency

seed market

water planting , indoor planting, outdoor plantng gym

kitchen

clean

lab


Ground Floor 1-1 Scale:1”=60’-0” 0 6

18

36

60 ft

N

A J

B

E

D

C

K

I

H

B

A

1st Floor 2-2 Scale:1”=60’-0” 0 6

18

36

60 ft

N

A J I

K

H

02 | information alarming

B

C

D

E


Interiror & Exterior

Interiror


Perspective Section Scale:1”=50’-0” 0 5

15

30

50 ft

Section A-A Scale:1”=60’-0” 0 6

18

36

60 ft

Section B-B Scale:1”=60’-0” 0 6

18

36

60 ft

02 | information alarming


03

LIGHTEN HOUSE

House for the Obesity Sep.-Oct. 2012 Penndesign 501 Studio


original line

feather system

rotation

array along axis

around point

different axises

shape changes

overlapping

path analysis space define direction

A

B

path frequency

C

A

B

A

B

C

exercise room

C

B

A

C

frequent use area longtime spending area most hard to reach

bedroom

dining room

A

B

longest path

>=5 times/day >=4 times/day >=3 times/day >=2 times/day >=1 times/day rarely

bedroom

C

dining room

living room

exercise room

living room

bathroom

exercise room

bathroom

study room

study room

toilet

toilet

time spend 0:00

6:00

12:00

18:00

24:00

largest energy cost

bedroom dining room living room bathroom

B

A

C most high

study room toilet Plan _Ground Floor

Plan _First Floor

Section _1-1

Plan _Second Floor

Section _3-3

Section _2-2 3-3 2-2 1-1

_Floor Piece A

_Floor Piece A

_Floor Piece A+Roof 1

_Floor Piece B

_Floor Piece B+Roof 2

_Floor Piece C

_Floor Piece C+Roof 3

_Floor Piece A+Floor Piece B

_Floor Piece A+ Floor Piece B+ Floor Piece C

Plan _Third Floor

Plan _Fourth Floor

B

A

C


04 LIGHT LABYRINTH Performance Space Oct.-Dec. 2012 Penndesign 501 Studio

Details

Model

Main Performance Stage


Natural System

dance focus on hands

performance space focus on different scales

Wing is one of the most compli-

cated of structures. It combines astounding folding and unfolding structures, with special aeronautical principles that provide the needed lift.

Natural System Application I [] line system of wing bones

[] light path of spotlight

[] brightness of spotlight

distance scale

The brightness of the light source falls off as 1/D2

and so if we know the distance to the light source we can infer its true brightness from its measured brightness. The larger the distance, the larger the scale, thus more focus on the detail.

brightness

size of detail

distance

distance sharpness

distance

Sketch Model Phase I Sketch Model Phase I

projection screen

reflection wall

projection screen

reflection wall

reflection wall audience reflection wall

audience projection screen audience stage projection screen stage

audience audience

stage

audience projection screen stage projection screen stage

stage

pure projection of enlargement pure projection of enlargement

projection of enlargement and reflection projection of enlargement and reflection

interlocking of enlargement and reflection (overlapping of shades) interlocking of enlargement and reflection (overlapping of shades)

02 | information alarming

interlocking of enlargement and reflection (overlapping of shades)

Concept Development [] decompose the focus points

convex lens

focus point

convex lens

[] reunite the fous point

focus point


Movement Study

[] body movement of the performer timeline 0-1:12

1:12

1:20

1:26

1:31

1:35

1:49

hands position 2:11

2:22

2:29

2:41 2:54

3:04

3:24

3:59

4:10

4:20

4:54

5:56

8:24

[] height distribution of the performer

[] body position of the performer

[] data of height 4.80 4.80 4.77 5.13 4.71 4.63 5.04 5.04 4.93 4.90 4.75 4.75 5.09 4.75 5.04 5.041 5.041 4.93 4.62 4.80

[] hands position

[] raised centers (focal point)

[] stages

[] line of sight

Concept Development Same Projection Wall With Different Mirror Postions

Concept Development Pure Projection

Rflective Area

C

A

Reflective Area

Same Projection Wall With Different Mirror Postions

B

A

C

B C

B

Projection Wall

B

A

A

A

viewer

B

B

C

C

B

[] centers raised according to B heights of the performer (become stage)

[] key focus positions

A

Rflective Area

C C

B C

Reflective Area

performer positions hands positions main focus points

Stage

A

A

Projection Combined With Relection

Pure Projection

B

A A

A

B

B

C

C

A

A C

B

Unit C

C

B

Projection Wall

A

A

Projection Combined With Relection

Mirrored Image Reflective Stage Area

C

Stage C Projection Wall

B

Unit A

A

C C

B C

Mirrored Image Reflective Area Stage A

C

viewer B

Projection Wall

B Unit B

Mirrored Image

A

Reflective Area Stage B Projection Wall


Plan Scale:1”=30’-0” 0 3

9

18

30 ft

N

Section Scale:1”=30’-0” 0 3

9

18

30 ft

04 | light labyrinth


05

C-EVOLUTION

Solution for Sea Level Rise

Independent Design Oct. 2011 Dynamic Urban Design Project Using Parametric Techniques

2011 Summer

2021 Summer

2026 Summer

2051 Winter

2061 Summer

2066 Summer


2027 Summer

2028 Summer

2067 Summer

2098 Summer


06

LEAVES BASE

Over-water Building Design Independent Design Nov. 2011 Bionic Design

Holes of the connection system leave special space for plants. According to my imagination, water plants could grow through the system and grow above the highest layer. That is to say, nature itself fills those holes of connection system.

Different colors mean different sectorizations. Although in outdoor room, the space could still be divided to some extent. However, they are not divided completely. In fact, the upper layer is the extension of the bottom layer.

F1

Different layers are necessary part of the structure. However, they also divide various space for people to utilize. In fact, these different spaces provide more possibilities of people’s activities.

F2

F3


Picture in the left mainly shows the basic four parts of the constructure. It also demonstrates the relationships between the four parts. With the building part going through 3 layers, all the isolated islands are connected firmly.

building through all 3 layers


07

Professional Experience Urban & Interior Design

Group Working; Building Design & Rendering Part Jun.-Jul. 2013 Urban Design Project

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