YUHAO ZHANG This portfolio contains selected works 2014-2019
CONTENT selected works 2014-2019
o1 COMMERCE MOUNATAIN Proposal of A Business Mixed Building
o2 ART FACTORY Design of Studio and Exhibition Art Center
o3 MOBILE CITY Exploration of A High Technology Park
o4 LINE LANE LAND Renovation of Old Residential Community
o5 Archives Tower Archives of Upenn Museum
o6 KALEIDOSCOPE A Viewing Machine
o7 BREATHE IN Pop-up Competition
COMMERCE MOUNATAIN Proposal of A Business Mixed Building Graduation Year Individual Work Instructor. Prof. Li Hui 2017. 9
We used to enjoy the traditional Chinese gardens in Suzhou, such as Zhuo Zheng garden via two dimension plan. However, the designer of Zhuo Zheng Garden, Wen Zhenming (Song dynasty) relied on axonometric drawings to image future programs in this garden, such as the "Thirty-one scene of Zhuo Zheng Garden". There is an interesting phenomenon in China that the repetitive banal super business center have now taken control all over our daily life, especially in China. City should acts like people. Shanghai was a 20 year vigorous girl vs Shuzhou as a old charming lady once upon a time. However, we can no longer distinguish them. Both of the ladies are now dressed with a terrible uniform call consuming flamboyant a fake promising modern life. These projects criticized space of current business-mixed centers and reconsider one new unique possibility that fits Suzhou's local culture. Different types of mountains in Chinese landscape painting and artificial garden are the major observed object. The art connection between painting and architecture design is revived. Thirty-one sences of Zhuo Zhenyuan Wen Zhenming(Song)
MASSING STUDY FROM CONVENTIONAL PAINTING
Excerpt of Flourishing Gusu Painting. Xu Yang
Section of mountains and buildings in this painting.
Plan view of different types of mountains in this painting.
COMMERCIAL TYPE STUDY
Mountain and site
4F Beijing Suzhou
Combine mountains and building
stores washrooms stores equipment stores lounge entrance security
Separate and withdraw layers
Main Structure of this project
Apply mountain types
CIRCULATION & STRUCTURE STUDY The ancient Chinese painting book "Lin Quan Gao Zhi" mentions that there are three circumstances of mountain , "Far of the mountain", "Height of the mountain" and "Deep of the mountain", which represents the process of enjoying mountains in one painting from low altitude to high altitude.
FACADE STUDY There are 5 unique characters of artificial stone in traditional gardens. There is a relationship between stoneâ€™s characteristics and buildingâ€™s facade.
Beside, various types of mountains form mountain groups, including big mountain, small mountain, far mountain and closed mountain. Floors change into different inclined slopes. Different angled slopes symbolize different sizes of mountains.
Restain original temperament
All of these mentioned above are so called "Art of Mountain and Stone".
Change character with silks
Floor Plan of commerce mountain and hotel
Structure of commerce mountain View from outside
View from inside
Level's change of privacy
Circulation of commerce mountain 05/06
1. Office 2. Facility 3. Stores 4. Library 5. Coffee 6. Washroom 7. Cafeteria 8. Kitchen 9. Lounge 10. Swimming pool
11. Gym 12. Small cinema 13. Massage room 14. Viewing platform 15. Landscape 16. Hotel 17. Lobby 18. Karaoke 19. Bar
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Far of the Mounatin 14, 16, 12, 18, 6
View from viewing platform of commerce mountain, to forane mountains, creating a feeling of flatness.
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Height of the Mountain 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,17
View from entrance hall of commerce mountain to the high location, creating a feeling of towering.
Deep of the Mountain
View from front of this building, the building turns into a filter in between, creating the deepness of space.
ART FACTORY Design of Studio and Exhibition Art Center
Sophomore Design Studio Individual Work Instructor. Prof. Zhang Yi 2015. 4
This site once was a aircraft production factory. It turned into the Shanghai West Bund Art Center in 1990s. This project aims to create another possibility of the site. An art container that can congregate all art, design and fashion festival. This factory impress me with its super structures. An enormous volume created by the sequential steel structure, which is a symbol during the industrial period. The project aims to reconstruct the volume through a second layer of steel to accommodate both the new function and the old symbol.
View of facade
Finally, I got the highest grade and evaluation in this design studio and obtained the first scholarship and merit student during that year.
Original sequential structure
There are twenty two supporting frames in this factory. And the major component of this structure is triangle. As we all know that, triangle is the most stable form in architecture design.Therefore, this project aims to extract geometrical pattern from old construction and base on this pattern to create a newsupporting system.
Duplicate triangular column network
Pull up and strengthen interval column groups
Site Art Museums Commerce
Combine unstable structure with floors and girders
Distance Network Final frame of columns and floors
This site locates at the northwest part of Shanghai, which is far away from major urban area. Shanghai Power Station of Art Museum and Shanghai China Art Museum is nearby, which create an art atmosphere in this district. Artists and designers from various fields are major users.
Artists Studio Plan
Lecture Hall Plan
Artists and designers have different requirements of space. Artists need independent and closed space for creation of works. Designers need spacious platform and open space for communication. Different sizes of triangles fit various requirements.
Art studio unit
United office 15/16
View fromexhibition exhibition View from halllhall
When they are tutoring, People can see the birth of an art work from transparent triangular unit, which is another kind of art work. The closed gallery and opened exhibition all can enrich the experience of tutoring.
View from united office plantform
View from entrance halll
There is a one meter wide corridor between old structure and new steel structure. When people walk through this passage way, they can feel the conversation and power between different structure from various periods.
The new steel structure consists of two strip of steel beams. The interspace of this material creates a feeling of dexterous, which contradicts to the cumbersome feeling of original material.
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Site plan 0 2
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Third floor plan
1. Entrance hall 2. Reception 3. Gallery 4. Art exhibition hall 5. Toilets 6. Staircase 7. Resting lounge 8. Equipment Room
9. Art studio 10. Washroom 11. Storage room 12. Meeting room 13. Pantry room 14. Lecture hall 15. Dressing room 16. Office unit
17. Office hall 18. Corridor 19. Landscape
MOBILE CITY Exploration of A High Technology Park Graduation Project Teamwork Work Instructor. Prof. Li Hui & Xu Yuelan Team Member: Zhang Yuhao, Wu Tingjun, Liu Lingfeng Award: Silver Award of Graduation Project & Creative Award of Ling Fengmian My capacity of this project involves project proposition, handicraft model, survey, information collection, rendering. 2017. 6
Cities also die sometime. The growth of a city is similar as the growth of the leaves' vein. Vein consists of cells and cells transport nutrients. City would get "sick" when the veins are clog. This projects aim to explore the growth cycle of a city, the renewal of a city and the boundary of a city. A new type of detachable and mobile construction that represents cells. These construct not only transport people's daily life, space and time, but also, they rekindle wasted areas, replenish infrastructure and redefine boundary of this site.
Unplaned areas Landscape
Central parks Proposed gardens Proposed stores
High residential buildings
Office area Residential area
High technology parks
Metro station and commercial plaza
Trail system Number Flows
Site plan Stall system
PROTOTYPE STUDY Variation of this mobile unit's facades has a crucial impact on the steel structure.The final pattern can connect around circumstance. The sequential units besiege a tree atrium.
A Cycling system
Cycling system connects Metro station and wasted landscape. People can exercise 1n this system.
B Multifunctional area
The roof of equipment room is changed into small basketball court and public washrooms.
C Gallery/Exhibition hall
Exhibition hall is open to public, people can enjoy art works or listen lecture here.
D Public plaza
Change enclosed landscape as plaza, which increase people and business vigor.
C. Exhibition Hall 18:30
9 sq.m., suitable size for human beings
3m high, suitable size for one floor
Floating on the water
Pavilion or sculpture
Girder Basic network
150mm wide structure, convenient for transportation
Bridge and signpost
D. Public Plaza 18:30 Dining room
Meeting room (reserved)
Renovation of office building's facade
27/28 Renovation of street building's facade
LINE LANE LAND Renovation of Old Residential Community
Senior Design Studio Individual Work Instructor. Prof. Xu Yuelan 2016. 10
Located at Hong Kou district, Shanghai, the site was occupied by Japan during the second world war for ten years. When they were gone, they left the new urban fabric, a special lane and street system behind. The district later developed into residential area and new problems raised. The street, lane and residential house are too crowed and narrow for dwellers to use nowadays. Different daily objects occupies the public domain like delivery lockers, bicycles, cats' houses, etc. There is no place left for people to carry on their public activities. The aim of this project is not only solving the problems mentioned above, but also renovating the relationship of the neighborhood.
View from road
The first layer of the site is major roads, which represents large size and public area.
The secondary scale is expand streets, which represents medium size and transitional space.
Roads The roads' width is 8 meters.
Streets The streets' width is 4 meters.
Lanes The lanes' width is 2 meters.
Corridors The roads' width is 1 meters.
Thesmall lanes of sites are main character in this project, which represents small size and private space.
Different types of passage represent various sizes of space and the relationship from public to privacy. This project rely on atrium to connect public activities and residential area. Consequently, variation of public and privacy is defined by atrium.
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PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS USER ACTIVITY Shi Ku Vault is the boundary of private and public in traditional block. The vaults are constitute with two pages of vaults. The bigger one, the entrance of the community, is three meters wide, while the smaller one is one meters wide, as the entrance of personal houses. The projects aims to project the vertical curves of the vaults, which divides the public and the private, onto the 3- dimensional devices as buffer zone of the community.
Activities Time period Old people
Age Young people Old people Work Sleeping
Data visualization above shows activities which happens in the community.
Leisure time Other
The chart on the right shows the demography status of the area most of them are old people. Number
There are six most serious problems in this community: the delivery lockers stand on the lane, the wild cats set up their homes on the wall of lane, the Ofo bicycles are discarded at the corner of lane, no public space for old men to play cheese, no public space for old ladies and
absence of nature green gardens.These photos records the real situation of local people. The curve structural walls can create more useful space than original straight walls.
Original delivery lockers
Original cats' home
Original dancing square
Current cats' home
Current dancing square
Original chess place
Current delivery lockers
Current chess place
FLOOR PLAN The drawing below is divided into two parts. The first eight units are the second floors and third floors. The other is another part.Some unique space volume are retain, such as the "Ting Zijian" which used to be guest bedroom. The content of these rooms are rede-
fined for various and new function, such as living room, kitchen and etc.Main bedrooms occupy the original useless space of roof on the third floors.
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First part of third floor
1. Living room 2. Entrance 3. Bathroom and kitchen 4. Kitchen 5. Guest bedroom 6. Staircase 7. Main bedroom 8. Bathroom 9. Study 10. Storeroom 11. Bedroom and bathroom
Second part of second floor
Second part of third floor
1. Living room 2. Entrance 3. Bathroom and kitchen 4. Kitchen 5. Guest bedroom 6. Staircase 7. Main bedroom 8. Bathroom 9. Study 10. Storeroom 11. Bedroom and bathroom 41/42
1-1 Section All the new additive programs are arranged on the first floor, which brings area of public activities back for local dwellers. And, it solves the problems existing on the lanes. The second and third floors retain past function. Different types of houses fit different family's size. They represent privacy. 43/44
View from street
Archives Tower Archives of Upenn Museum Graduate School Work Individual Work 2018.10.1-2018.12 Instructor:Danielle Willems Awards: Seleced for Pressing Matter Exhibited in Upenn Museum
The main argument of this project is scale of view. To be specific, it will discuss the viewing relationship between exterior and interior experience in this building. There are two challenges existing in this project. Firstly, at the beginning of this project, I notice that the archive inside museum is hard for public to visit, to view the story behind the artifacts. This is the viewing problems inside the building. Secondly, this site is a small garden, which is surrounded by the museum. The high walls limit outside people to understand the world behind the wall. This is another problem outside the building.
3D Print Model
Thus, I just wonder how to extend the view from museum to archives and even make a viewing communication between the downtown sky line and nature world in the university campus. In other words, I would try to break the boundary of museum and archive, the boundary between this project and outside world. Furthermore, the detail connection design which would follow the concept is another important consideration.
MAPPING BASIC EXPLORATION The Basic geometry shape from the previous group pavilion. This trianguler shape is attractive and I use this for further discussion.
TYPOLOGY RESEARCH This process contains rotation, scale, agrregation in computer software.
View from Main Entrance
View From Viweing Platform
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1. Tower Lobby 2. Bathroom 3. Exhibition Hall 4. Archives 5. Storage 6. Lecture Hall 7. Garden 8. Recipitation
KALEIDOSCOPE A Viewing Machine Graduate School Project 2018.8-2018.9 Team Work Team member: Cindy Zheng, Bridget Farley, Kristel Salloum, Yuhao Zhang Instructor: Danielle Willems Award: Exhibited in Upenn Museum
A kaleidoscope is a viewing instrument, reflecting, refracting and fragmenting images. Objects become hard to distinguish as they are broken up into symmet-rical patterns. In this chamber for artifacts the visual effects of a kaleidoscope are materialized into a three-dimensional form that performs differently from a traditional kaleidoscope yet gives the viewer the same sense of disorientation. Modules are radiated symmetrically from a center point and intersected with iridescent and mirror planes, causing light to bounce and refract between modules. Varying densities and angles of linear cladding along the modules also blur the boundaries between modules and creates moirĂŠ effects. These disorientating measures ultimately force the viewer to explore and peer into the model in order to spatially place where the artifacts are located. In effect the chamber becomes a kaleidoscopic viewing machine, allowing the viewer to again experience a playful curiosity similar to a child looking through a toy kaleidoscope for the first time.
ELEVATION The main material for this pavilion is carbon fiber and wood structure and reflected film.
BREATHE IN Pop-up Competition Graduated School Project 2019. 1- 2019. 2 Team Work Team Member: Calli Fornia, Joe Mattews, Zhenxiong Yang, Yuhao Zhang Award: The F.Schenk-Henry Gillette Woodman Scholarship, Honorable mentions
This project builds off the concept of transformation and adaptation as a living, breathing entity. There is a lack of space within the residential area of the city for social and leisurely recreation, yet many unoccupied lots, parking lots and empty property that are not being put to use. With this intervention, we provide a chance for interaction and gathering to happen within those spaces and allow an ease of access for other parts of the city not often traveled, thereby increasing the circulation within the city. The geometry of the modules that make up this design, creates an opportunity for a less rigid, and more dynamic structure. The individual modules are made up of a mesh fabric that connects to aluminum flaps, secured by hollow tubes that gather and emit light. The tubes themselves connect to the flaps with light material fasteners to cut down on weight, allowing this piece to be moved from location to location with ease. The fabric and modules are also able to collapse completely flat and be manipulated on a case by case need; whether for a seat, shelter from the elements, or capturing just the right mood of light and shadow for a social-media worthy moment. It can be transported from site to site within all areas of the city, like other parking lots not in use, nestled between two residential areas, or on top of any rooftop in the area that can draw people to it.
View From Main Street
POSITION OF 4 POPS
View From Parking Lot
DRAWINGS Scale: 1'-0''=1/8
View From Bar Street