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Z h u o E r P e i Architecture_Portfolio


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Self Portrait Reflection Oil Pastel on Paper April 2014 Instructor: Denise Ward-Brown


RESUME Education Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Undergraduate, May 2017 graduation Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Architecture; Second Major in Economics Cumulative GPA: 3.70

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Collingwood School

2013

West Vancouver, BC, Canada High School Diploma

2010

Experience Teaching Assistant, Washington University St. Louis, MO Selected to assist in teaching freshman architecture core studio course

Intern, Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office

present Aug 2016 Jul 2016

Tokyo, Japan Researched site for a competition proposal; made study models and presentation models; proposed interior designs; participated in client meetings and site visits

Lab Monitor, Whitaker Lab at Washington University

May 2016

St. Louis, MO Helped students and faculty with large format printing and scanning

Intern, Yango Group Co., Ltd. Product R&D Department

Jan 2016

Shanghai, China Researched and presented on topics of Wireless Community and Value-Adding Services; made schematic drawings; assisted in meetings with architecture firms

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity Multiple locations Worked on building sites and ReStores in Vancouver, BC, St. Louis, MO, and Tahlequah, OK.

Dec 2015 Mar 2015

Aug 2013

Honors Dean’s List Project selected for Approach Magazine Project selected for Spring Exhibition Project selected for Approach Magazine The John Clinock Visual Arts Award

Skills Chinese Fluent English Fluent Japanese Proficient Rhino+T-Spline+Grasshopper AutoCAD Revit Maxwell V-ray Adobe Creative Suite

2013 - 16 Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Fall 2014 2013


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CONTENTS

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Construct, Deconstruct, Reconstuct; Appear, Disappear, Reappear Elephant Rocks State Park, Belleview, MO

Research station, observatory, and dwelling spaces for scientists and artists in collaboration

Frozen Trains

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Florence, Italy

A meditative sanctuary for the travelers at the S.M.N station in the form of trains frozen in time and space

Urban Light Chapel

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St. Louis, MO

A chapel located in a community park, exploring the relationship between form and light

String Terrarium Water Spectacle St. Louis, MO

A terrarium for ivy, and a communal vertical green house with water spectacle

Bubble Tracker Sensory Axes

Chain of Rocks Bridge, IL/MO

A study of the “cheerio effect� on bubbles, and an observatory highlighting sensory experiences

Seating Landscape Mosaic St. Louis St. Louis, MO

A group design-build project of a seating structure at a refugee school, and a personal proposal for a more inclusive St. Louis

Into the Future Tokyo, Japan

Internship work and other projects


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Construct, Deconstruct, Reconstruct Appear, Disappear, Reappear Fall 2016 | Option Studio | Gia Daskalakis | Elephant Rocks, Belleview, MO

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Research station, observatory, and dwelling spaces for scientists and artists in collaboration


CONSTRUCT, DECONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT APPEAR, DISAPPEAR, REAPPEAR

Elephant Rocks State Park, a geologic reserve and public recreation area in the state of Missouri, is the site of this research station for geologists and biologists collaborating with landscape artists and photographers. The 1.5-billion-year-old giant elephant-shaped granite boulders, also known as the tor, is the star of the site. The past quarrying has left us with two possible sites, the north and south quarries. This project studies the cycles of events happening on the site, and places the research station into the narrative of cyclical changes.


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Site Map

Documenting the view of the tor appearing, di


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isappearing, and reappearing at the observatory


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The initial study documents the site as everchanging in a cycle of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction throughout the days, seasons, years and millennium. The project seeks to highlight the various changes on site, and establish a sequence of experience with the view of the tor appearing, disappearing and reappearing. The main building of the observatory and research station space is a giant sundial casting shadow on the north quarry, highlighting the movement of the sun throughout the day.

Site Map

Documenting the sequence of views when walking on site


CONSTRUCT, DECONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT APPEAR, DISAPPEAR, REAPPEAR

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Representing the construction process in deconstruction and reconstruction


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Roof Plan

Categorizing the changes on the site and highlighting the shadow of the Sund


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CONSTRUCT, DECONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT APPEAR, DISAPPEAR, REAPPEAR

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Sun Diagram

Documenting the Sundial throughout the day


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Frozen Trains Summer 2015 | Option Studio | Igor Marjanovic, Elisa Kim | Florence, Italy

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A meditative sanctuary for the travelers at the S.M.N station in the form of trains frozen in time and space


FROZEN TRAINS

Santa Maria Novella Train Station in Florence, designed by Giovanni Michelucci, is the site of this sanctuary. Inspired by the large immigrant population in nearby Pistoia, for whom the train serves as a sacred connection between them and their families, friends and communities in Florence, the project seeks to provide refuge to the travelers temporarily stranded at the busy station, waiting for a train or waiting for someone. The suspended trains provide both ground-level public space for meeting, and suspended private space for yoga practice and meditation.


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The first set of drawings looks into one of Giovanni Michelucci’s other buildings, the Highway Church, as a case study. Michelucci’s use of curves in both floor plan and elevation inspires the form of the final project. These prints and collage drawing abstract the floor plan and elevation into a formal language.

Prints

Highlighting the spatial quality conveyed in the floor plan


SUSPENDED TRAINS

Collage Drawing

Studying the curves in Michelucci’s plan and elevation


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These drawings abstract the movements of the travelers within the S.M.N Station. By following travelers through the station, and conducting interviews with people who seem to be waiting for a long period of time, I identified the pattern of movements and nodes of pauses.

Prints


FROZEN TRAINS

Group Collage Drawing

Documenting the movement pattern of travelers in S.M.N Station [Collaborative drawing with Yiran Zhang]


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The final design consists of four train pods hovering above the grass area outside the ticket entrance of the train station. From the platforms, visitors walk onto a suspended walkway connetcted to the canopy outside the entrance, above the redesigned piazza, and into the train pods. The pods can be used as personal yoga and meditation space, or as small yoga instruction space. Other walkways bridge the station and piazza, so that pedestrians and traffic are separated into two axes and layers.


SUSPENDED TRAINS


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Urban Light Chapel Fall 2014 | 211 Core Studio | Cassandra Cook | St. Louis, MO

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A chapel located in a community park, exploring the relationship between form and light


URBAN LIGHT CHAPEL


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The urban light chapel project explores a modular approch to desigining architectural elements. Each module is folded from nine curved surfaces, so that all surfaces are concave or convex. When modules are stacked together, they have the flexibility to control the amount and angle of light coming through.


URBAN LIGHT CHAPEL

Modules

By connecting the modules at different angles, the quality of light varies


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Section


URBAN LIGHT CHAPEL

The final design translates the modules into different architectural elements. The walls and apertures are thought of as three dimensional foms rather than surfaces. The modules stack in different ways to form columns, walls, and ceiling. The size and curvature of the modules change to create different lighting qualities.


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String Terrarium Water Spectacle Spring 2015 | 212 Core Studio | Elisa Kim | St. Louis, MO A terrarium for ivy and a communal vertical green house with water spectacle

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STRING TERRARIUM WATER SPECTACLE


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String Structure for Vines

Before Watering

Water Tank

Watering System

Soil Saturates and Drips

Ivy on String Structure

Lid Closing Mechanism

Lid Closed

Sinking Tank

The initial material study for the Green House project aims to design a terrarium that promotes the healthy growth of English ivy. The ivy plant catches water on its leaves instead of its roots, and so this terrarium uses three systems of string. The first system creates climbable tiers for the vines. The second system, with one end of the strings soaked in the water tank and the other end tied to the structural strings, sprinkles water on leaves when the strings become saturated. The third system has one end of the string tied to the lid on the water tank and the other on a floating tray in the sinking tank. When the soil saturates and drips water into the floating tank, the extra weight sinks the tank, which in turn drags down the lid to indicate the watering process is over.


STRING TERRARIUM


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Located in the Soulard neighborhood in St. Louis, this vertical green house also serves as a communal gathering space. A ramp circulates people as well as water throughout the building. Water is not only an essential element to the plants, but also a spectacle to the visitors. From the ground-level lobby, visitors can see the protruding bottom of the pools on the roof garden. As visitors walk down the ramp, they can touch the wall of water falling from the pool outside the building. As water accumulate in the building, a pump circulates water up along the ramp, watering the vines along its way back into the pool.

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WATER SPECTACLE

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Bubble Tracker Sensory Axes Fall 2015 | 311 Core Studio | Charles Brown | Chain of Rocks, IL/MO

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A study of the “cheerio effect” on bubbles, and an observatory highlighting sensory experiences


BUBBLE MACHINE SENSORY AXES The Chain of Rocks Bridge connecting the Missouri and Illinois over the Mississippi River is the site of this sensory observatory. Originally a motor route, the bridge now only allows pedestrians and bikers to access. The bridge’s name comes from a large rocky rapid called the Chain of Rocks, located just downstream of the bridge. The rapid, the wind, and the traffic on the New Chain of Rocks Bridge, or I-270, create an overwhelming sensory experience. This project seeks to isolate the senses, blocking either sight or sound when observing a single moment.


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Slide Track Slide Holder 5s Grid Soap Holder Water Tank 10s

Wood Container

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Timelapse The movement of bubbles on water surface as they attract one another

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BUBBLE TRACKER

The “cheerio efffect� explains the tendency for floating objects, like bubbles, to aggregate on the water surface. The buoyancy force pushes bubbles to the highest point of the water surface, while surface tension traps bubbles in water. As a bubble tries to escape from the water surface, it distorts the water surface slightly upward, making a higher point on the water surface that attracts other bubbles. The bubble tracker helps study the movement of bubbles as they aggregate on water. The two slides on the track allow the straws to dip into the soap holder, lower onto the water surface to create bubbles, and lift into one of the slide holders to release the bubble.

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Sound Observatory of Tree Line 112’ - 0”

Level Two 108’ - 0”

Level One 100’ - 0”

Sight Observatory of Highway 98’ - 0”

Sound Observatory of the Chain of Rocks 92’ - 8”

T.O. Existing Walkway 90’ - 0”

T.O. Average Water Level 0’ - 0”

Elevation Viewing the observatory by cutting through the bridge


SENSORY AXES

The sensory observatories direct the observer through three sensory experiences on the bridge. When either sight or sound is blocked at a specific moment, perception of speed and movement seems to intensify for the viewer or listener. Through an operable louvre system, the amount of sight and sound inside each observatory is controlled. The observatory on the lowest level blocks the sight, forcing the observer to focus on the sound of water passing the Chain of Rocks. The observatory on the second level blocks the noise from the I-270, but opens the view facing the traffic on the highway. The top observatory faces the tree line but blocks the view to force the observer to experience the movement of wind through listening.

Second Level

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Experiencial Section Perspective Describing the three sensory experiences on the bridge

Sound Observatory of Tree Line

Sight Observat


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Sight Observatory of I-270 Level One T.O. Existing Walkway

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Sound Observatory of Chain of Rocks

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Seating Landscape Mosaic St. Louis Spring 2016 | Option Studios | Chandler Ahrens | Elisa Kim | St. Louis, MO A group design-build project of a seating structure at a refugee school, and a personal proposal for a more inclusive St. Louis

Instructor

Chandler Ahrens

Members

Sam Guenin, Nina Lang, Moritz Lehner, Deedee Pearce, Jewel Pei, Armaan Shah, Ji Ye Song, Meera Toolsidas, Lorryn Wilhelm, Yili Zha, Mo Zhou Concept Proposals | All Structure Design & Computer Model | Sam Guenin, Nina Lang, Moritz Lehner, Deedee Pearce, Armaan Shah, Lorryn Wilhelm Presentation Drawings & Models | Jewel Pei, Ji Ye Song, Meera Toolsidas, Yili Zha, Mo Zhou Landscape Design & Drawings | Jewel Pei, Mo Zhou Construction Document & Construction | All

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SEATING LANDSCAPE MOSAIC ST. LOUIS


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Nahed Chapman New American Academy, located on S Grand Blvd in St. Louis, is a new transition facility which helps immigrant and refugee children integrate into American society. In addition to the lack of formal education and language issues, many of these children have experienced things that should never happen to any child. Local architect Peter Tao of TAO + LEE Architects, who has been active in welcoming new Americans, recognized that play in general, and soccer specifically, could smooth the traumatic past and pave a new future for these children. After recognizing that NCNAA needs a better facility for children to play safely, he reached out to organizations that could contribute to installing a new soccer field for the school. Our design-build team received a $10,000 budget from Washington University to design and construct a seating area on the north side of the field for small groups of children to hang out during lunch breaks, or meet during gym classes.

Site Plan

[Collaborative drawing with Mo Zhou]


SEATING LANDSCAPE

Steel Pipe Sections

Landscape Section


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SEATING LANDSCAPE

Due to the ongoing construction of the soccer field and other site limitations, we had to complete the construction off site and allow for dismantling, shipping parts to the site, and reinstalling on site without electricity after the installation of the soccer field. We decided to take a segmented approach, desiging each section for individual or group use. Each segment is contructed with steel pipes, connected to an HSS foundation, and paneled with white high density polyetheline, a durable cutting board material. It is natural for a child to want to crawl under or climb onto any structure. Instead of suppressing such curiosity, we kept the structure open enough for the space under the seats to be occupiable. The seating surface is fully paneled, but the back is only half-paneled so that teachers can monitor the activities inside and behind the structure.


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“The over 300 children at NCNAA represent 24 countries and speak many languages.

The one common ‘language’ is global sport of soccer.” St. Louis Mosaic Project


SEATING LANDSCAPE

Site before Intervention

Presentation Model with Landscape

After Construction


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The demographic map of St. Louis shows a clear line of racial segregation at the famous “Delmar Divide”. The African American population, represented by green dots, concentrates in the North and East regions of the City of St. Louis, while the white population, represented by blue dots, disperse from downtown St. Louis to the suburbs in the County. As seen from the map, Delmar Blvd and S Grand Blvd appear to demonstrate two invisible walls separating the black and white population in St. Louis. The red dots, representing the Asian population, form small blocks and scatter on the map, concentrating near university campuses and the area around Olive Blvd, the “Chinatown” community. The orange dots representing the Hispanic population can hardly be found on the map. While Hispanics make up almost 17% of the national population, it only represents 3% of the population in St. Louis. Why is the country’s largest minority so under-represented in St. louis? One possibe explanation is that St. Louis has an anti-immigrant reputation. Redlining, white flight, and anti-immigrant laws are a well-documented part of St. Louis’ history. The “Delmar Divide”, the Donut City... These are not words that new immigrants would associate with a friendly city. This proposal for a more racially diverse and inclusive St. Louis is inspired by the new soccer field at the NCNAA. When children play soccer, there is no boundary of nationality, language, or ethnicity. With the intention to blur the racial divide, ten potential sites for public soccer fields were proposed. Each site is chosen among vacant lots located near Delmar Blvd or S Grand Blvd, between public schools on both sides of the division. The proposal also includes a smartphone app design that allows strangers to form soccer teams and join games at nearby soccer fields. The proposal aims to create a platform that encourages unpredictable social interactions and blurs boundaries among community members.

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Olive Blvd.

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China Town Market

Other Races 1 dot = 1 person, 2010

Washington Univ. in St. Louis North Campus

Delmar Blvd.

Washington Univ. in St. Louis Danforth Campus

St. Louis Univ. Washington Univ. in St. Louis Medical School

Forest Park

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Downtown)

The Hill (Little Italy)

S Grand Blvd. Dutchtown

St. Louis Demographic Map


MOSAIC ST. LOUIS

App Flowchart


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Into the Future Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office | Tokyo, Japan Internship work and other projects

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INTO THE FUTURE

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Interior Study Model | Furniture Model

These study models are for a city library and musuem project in the city of Ota near Tokyo. The city was once prosperous because of the Subaru car factory but has been in decline in recent years. The Akihisa Hirata Office is collaborating with a local factory that produces intricate metal parts to design the furniture in the building. The furniture model studies how the modules would be joined into a surface with special metal joints.


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Panel Pattern Plan

These drawings are for a lighting installation in the lobby of a new apartment building in Taiwan. Each lighting panel contains 55 small metal sheets hung at different directions and heights. The challenge is to design a few patterns for the panels to create a simpler manufacturing process yet still maintain the sense of an organic surface within the patterns.

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Print on Acetate

This is a light box intended for a journey to travel across time and place. Images of places important in my memory are projected onto each wall. When spinning the spotlight, different places blend into one another.

Instructor

Sungho Kim

on Acetate

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Section Print on Acetate Print on Acetate

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LED Spot Light

Acrylic Board

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INTO THE FUTURE

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ZhuoEr (Jewel) Pei Bachelor of Science in Architecture - Class of 2017 Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Washington University in St. Louis jewel.pei@wustl.edu | 314-914-2350


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