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JANE WU Selected Works | 2014- 2021 +65-87413286

J W . 2021 National University of Singapore The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Education National University of Singapore

Master of Architecture, School of Design and Environment

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Social Science, School of Architecture, Architectural Studies

National Tainan Girls Senior High School


Aug 2019- present

Hong Kong

Sept 2013- Jun 2017

Tainan, Taiwan

Working Experience Teaching Assistant - NUS AR5321 •

Advanced Architectural Integration

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Design/ User Guidelines/ Meeting of MLP design of CBD in Lanzhou, China Architecture and Interior Design for Office&Mall in Beijing, China Competition for Tainman Headquarter in Shenzhen, China

Architectural Assistant - Matter Design

Architectural Assistant - Ho & Partners

吳宜蓁 WU YI JANE Singapore

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Construction Drawing of classroom blocks in YukYin Primary School Competition for residential complex in Anderson Road Site Analysis, Schematic Design, Construction Drawings, Presentation with HK Government

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Design Proposal for a mobile library of Taipei Public Library Schematic Design, Construction Drawings, Urban Planning

Utown, NUS (65) 87413286

Summer Intern - Kris Yao Architects

Hong Kong

Field Measurements Student Helper

WanChai, Hong Kong (852) 64391629


Tainan City, Taiwan (886) 988091338

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Analyzed outdoor thermal comfort levels among pedestrians. Measured the humidity level and wind speed with precision instruments. Identified relationship between apparent temperature and actual temperature.

Aug 2020- Dec 2020 (NUS) Aug 2018- Aug 2019 (Hong Kong) Jun 2017- Aug 2018 (Hong Kong) Jun- Sept 2016 (Taiwan) Jul 2015

Extra-Curricular Activities UrbanactionsHK Workshop

May 2017

Villa Supplementary Facilities Design in Yangshuo, China

Apr 2017

Construction Method Research Group to Vietnam

Dec 2016

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Workshop focus on the potentiality of undesignated residual areas within the urban fabric. Design with innovative ideas for public spaces' revitalization.

Observation deck and Pavilion

Bamboo construction methods study

Summer Course in University of Leipzig

Jul- Aug 2015

Certification LEED Green Associate HK > Now Competition: Second Prize

Skills Graphics

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom


ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Rhino, Grasshopper


R; Native Mandarin, Fluent English and Cantonese, Beginning German

Jun 2018 CUHK 2016


A Discrimination-free Society Manhattan, New York

Inscape Selected Project SDE2, NUS, Singapore

Water Permaculture Village Water Village, Yangon, Myanmar Architecture – preoccupied with physicality and yet irreconcilably connected to the society – brings together the human natures, historical events, and environmental factors. It shapes, encourages, guides, and changes behaviors of human being who intervene and the city it stands in.

Within, Without

University Sports Centre, CUHK, Hong Kong

Cohabitation Second Prize

Prefabricated Housing, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Framing House

Collective Living Housing, Kenndy Town, Hong Kong


Bamboo Pavilion, Yangshuo, China








Toward a Discrimination-free Society

Thesis Studio | Aug. 2020- current Academic Individual Project Advised by Shinya Okuda Design Brief In the current unequal social-economical system, unfair treatment is often found directed against specific individuals or social groups. Whenever we meet new friends, we evaluate and classify them into different social stratum or groups accordingly to their appearances as well as our preferences. There is a tendency for us to treat favoring people with preferential attitudes and make them ‘in-group’ members while the opposite to ‘out-group’. This is discrimination. Discrimination will occur based on many different aspects – age, gender, weight, religion, ethnicity, or politics. However, this unfair treatment or negative prejudice is breaking the modern society and make big the irreparable gap among different groups. I start to think what architects can do with this social phenomenon. Architectural space has its human aspect and is widely agreed to have the ability to change the behavior of humans. Is there an architectural device that will not only change the behavior of humans within the space but also their thought after leaving the space? Can architecture become a propositional dialogue with the many worlds beyond the ‘preset characteristic’ of human?



Changing Behaviors Changing Thoughts Changing Others

a. b. c. d. e.

To aware of the discrimination behavior. To pay more attention to the surrounding lives. To discover multiple perspectives perceiving the external world. To think wider and react with higher acceptance. To influence more people with the non-discrimination behaviors.

Step 1: Thought-provoking Zone Step 2: Self-reflection Step 3: Connection & Interaction

Anyone Could Experience Discrimination

Why do I make less than my male co-stars?

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Diversity is to become norm in Rohingya Crisis: hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to the industry. flee their homes in the predominantly Buddhist country.

Creation of Today’s Stereotypes We spend most of the time on Facebook and Instagram, on which most of the information is provided with unreliable sources. With the easy access and everyday eyeworm, we tend to gain and believe in the information we search online instead of experience it in person.

Discrimination is when people and groups been treat with unfair or prejudicial treatment with their characteristics. It is the initial reaction or actual behavior based on illogical or irrational decision making.

Creation of Discrimination

What we see and react to:

What we should react to:

Categorization Stereotypes

Environmental Psychology



Blur image We classified people with their appearance.

The true identity

Proposed: Initiative

Original: Passive

Human Behavior to be changed

Preset Stereotypes

Meet others, understand the difference

Break the Stereotypes

Set up new concept

Preset Stereotypes

Meet others, understand the difference

Break the Stereotypes

Set up new concept

“people react to enormously varied environments in terms of a few basic emotional dimensions, and that these basic emotional dimensions can in turn produce enormously varied kinds of behavior. This proposition can be thought of as a kind of input-output system. The input or environment end contains literally anything that can be perceived. The output or behavioral-response end includes anything within the human repertory...” – Mehrabian, A. (1976). Public places and private spaces: The psychology of work, play and living environments. New York: Basic Books.

No preset description No discrimination


Three Steps Toward a Discrimination-free Society Step 2: Self-Reflection

Step 1: Thought-provoking


aware of one’s unconscious behavior

form one’s own thought toward the objects intend to break the unconscious behavior and stereotypes

Environment Affects Emotion and Behavior • • • •


Human behavior is based on their emotional reaction Emotional reaction is caused by the external stimuli Changing stimuli will change our behavior mentally and physically Thought of human (mental response) will change if the external setting is changing(various settings)

Raise Awareness

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expand future perception

Expanded perception allow us ‘expand’ the way we see the external world. Perceptions are the experience and the meanings attributed to these experiences If our brain can reassess the reality we perceived, the perception can be broadened

Retrieve Past Memories • • •


reasses what had perceived

discrimination-free society


Past to be Changed to Influence the Future

retrieve past memories

John Cage 4’33’’

Kate McLean Sensory Map

1st Journey Thought-provoking

Forced to listen to the ‘silence’

Requested to focus on olfactory sensation

Exposed to multi aspects in every incidents

World in new aspect

World in new aspect

World in new aspect

More sensitive in the ‘silence’

More sensitive in olfactory sensation

More sensitive in multi aspects

Stimuli: ignored sound

Stimuli: Different smells

Stimuli: Different aspects

Incidents/ Individuals

1st journey


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How to attract normal citizens to approach my project and to allow the interaction with people who have been through the journeys happens? How to make the two groups to have real interaction? How to make the connection stronger?

Neutral Programme - Cafe

Expand Future Perception 1

Make people who have new anti-discrimination mindset to interact and connect with more people. By influencing more people, it helps speed up the process of construting an discrimination-free society.

Situations will establish prospective memory When similar situations occur, one will spontaneously link it to past experiences. Architecture designs with the collective essential elements, when encountered by human, will become a House of Memories


Step 3: Connection & Interaction






2nd journey



In terms of users, it acts as an extension of the visit duration to the main functional spaces. It is a space to reconnect the sacred to the hustle, emptiness to chaos. The action of eating, a behavior controlled by the individual, can gradually bridge people back to the Anthropocene as one is controlling the time as well as the amount of intake Anthropocene products. In terms of normal citizen, Eating is also one of the most neutral actions to all human being. It will attract the most amounts of people. Group A

Group B

People who have been through the journey

People out there

Group A of people influencing Group B

In the middle of the Anthropocene

Exert Maximum Influence over People • Attract maximum numbers of visitor • Merge the project with our daily life/ integrate with existing infrastructure.

1. Integrate with Existing Infrastructure

Site Selection

The issue of discrimination is getting worse as the increasing degree of human involvement all over the world. • • •


2. Integrate with Our Everyday Life

Subway Lines - an Extension to Cityscape •

High usage rate, transport people to the project location


• highest human activities’ involvement • non-user-specific, accessible to all groups of people • not activity-specific, a small reflection of the society free

Human activities’ involvement




All urban parks together become a huge web system dominanting the cityscape, help shaping a discrimination free society. Cityscape

The aim of the project is to change this human-dominated world To change the way people react and behave. To be located in the middle of Anthropocene to exert maximum influence on human.

New York City • •

aviation Bridges Dams Drinking water Energy Hazardous waste Inland waterways Levees Parks Recreation Ports Rail Roads Schools Solid waste Transit and wastewater

Activity -specific

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Urban Park


16 categories of infrastructure

Urban Park

City with most diversity in the world City with highest building density – cityscape dominated by human.

New York: One of the cities with highest Diversity

Subway Line

New York is one of the cities with highest diversity among all cities in the world. According to the latest American Community Survey, the composition of New York City’s demographics was: • White: 42.67%, • Black or African American: 24.27% • Other race: 15.12% • Asian: 13.95% • Two or more races: 3.51% • Native American: 0.43% • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%

1st Journey 2nd Journey 3rd Journey


Madison Square Park + The Three Journey NoMad Cultural District



Rose Hill Commercial District



Flatiron District Residential District



Step 1

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• Scattered Plazas around the site • Pedestrian unfriendly 7 • Unclear entrance

Step 2

• Integrated the surrounding plaza • Connected the secondary entrance with the station • Clear axis all users need to pass through

Step 3

Step 4

• Create programmes across the axis and • Located the 2nd journey in the middle of the park the axis (1st journey) • Enhance the possibility of people going to • Rotated and lifted platform for 3rd jourthe architecture site 5 ney which meetd the existing cityscape

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3rd Journey


entrance for non-users reading lounge parking lots entrance parking lots exit


2nd Journey


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Ground Floor Plan 1:1000 8

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


cycling track self-reflection zone accessible ramp park entrance library

6. 7. 8. 9.

1st Journey


human reaction is based on the • emotional behavior Even the external incidents remain unchanged, your reaction • toward them changes. It’s us who impose special messages to the appearance of the • counterpart. The way we react is decided by ‘us’ but not the people in front of.

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Step 1: Thought-provoking


Changing effect of sound grabs people’s attention more than the steady background noise do. People might start to appreciate and curious about the sound creating by the surrounding lives. By creating a certain level of curiosity, people will start to pay more attention to the people nearby.

4 resonance chamber


1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Wood panel

multi-purpose stage Thought-provoking zone reading lounge interactive gym sharing corner

Changing Behaviors a. To aware of the discrimination behavior. b. To pay more attention to the surrounding lives. c. To discover multiple perspectives perceiving the external world.

porous panel

reflective panel

2 1


Colored glass 2




Multi-purpose stage

• Programme of strong motivation. Located at the end of the site. Users need to went throught whole building to get there.



Thought-provoking device


Reading Lounge

• Each lounge will be provided with books with the respective topic.




Exhibition Zone

• The must-pass area before go to the 2nd journey. To make sure users understand discrimination before heading on the tour.


1st journey | leisured, entertained




educative | 2nd journey

B2 Plan 1:700 1

Station The place for everyday life of people.

Sound territory device

Exhibition Zone

To let people establish the habit of always paying more attention on the surrounding lives.

Design base:Sight + Thought

Design base: Thought

Reading lounge

Cross point of eveyday life and infrastructure. Intuitive design for people staying only a short period of time.

Waiting Zone

The way we react is according to and decided by ‘us’ but not the people in front of.

Colored Panel

Design base: Hearing + Sight + Thought

Multi-purpose performance stage


Changing Thoughts d. To think wider and react with higher acceptance.


House of Memories

When encountering materials, form, light, geometry of space, or other essential elements inside a space, one will spontaneously link what their sense organs capture to their brains. Human being unconsciously link or relate the elements to our own memories. The architecture designs with the collective essential elements, when it encountered by human, will become a house of memories.

11 Summer solstice 70o Winter solstice 25o



Sectional diagram

Rubble Mansory

In order to retrieve the most amount of memories in people from around the world, most used construction materials are selected. Besides, iconic material of different regions are also selected.


Step 2: Self Reflection



In order to retrieve the most amount of memories in people from around the world, most used construction materials are selected. Besides, iconic material of different regions are also selected.

Wood has been used for thousands of years and has properties that make it an ideal building material. It used building with any type of structure in any type of climate. It is very flexible under loads, allowing it to maintain its strength even while bending, and is extremely strong when vertically compressed.


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Rubble masonry, also called rubblework, the use of undressed, rough stone, generally in the construction of walls. Dry-stone random rubble walls, for which rough stones are piled up without mortar, are the most basic form.


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Ashlar Mansory

Rammed earth, building material made by compacting certain soils, used by many civilizations. The most durable of the earth-building forms, rammed earth may be used for making building blocks or for constructing whole walls in place, layer by layer.

Ashlar masonry is a very old type of construction. It’s been found on buildings from ancient Egypt and Greece, and on the Knossos Palace, which was built by the Minoan civilization. Ashlar masonry has also been found at Machu Picchu and Cusco, monumental sites built by the Incan civilization.


Rammed Earth


2 Brick is a type of block made out of a kiln-fired clay, shale or mud. These bricks are made in a mold, or can be commercially manufactured through a die- and wire-cutting process. Bricks were frequently used up through the 1900s because they were highly fire resistant.


Bamboo has long been used as a sustainable and durable building material throughout Asia, the Pacific Islands and both Central and South America. Its column-shaped growth patterns make it ideal as a building material.






1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

parking lot MRT entrance gate exhibition zone office cycling track accessible ramp

7. restroom 8. storage 9. ramp to 2nd journey 10. library 11. bicycle parking 12. drop off zone

B1 Plan 1:700

Reflective Pool

To the 3rd Journey



To think wider and react with higher acceptance. Past to be changed to influence the future - retrieve and reaccess what had perceived.


Entrance from the 1st journey.


Changing Others e. To influence more people with non-discrimination behaviors.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Traditional type of deign


Step 3: Connection & Interaction

3 Interaction level


Connection on site

roof garden kitchen, restroom activity platform library, cafe, restaurant ramp from J2




Proposed 1: activity @ intersection

Interaction level


Connection on site


Step 1 • prototype of 10m*10m platform is created with 1500mm wide corridor surrounding it.

Step 2 Step 3 • platform for activity is lift- • plants to enhance privacy ed 1.5m to separate the cirlevel culation with the platform • soft buffer to make the movement invisible

Proposed 2: Interwoven route

Step 4 • ramp is introduced • naturally guide people to random activity platforms

Activity platform: Static






Circulation: Dynamic

Interaction level

For people who have been through the journey.

Entrance for User


Connection on site


Sectional diagram • • • •

Separate circulation and program (physically and visually) Separate static and dynamic zone to create a stable discussion zone. Remain the privacy for each activity platform at the same time preserve the spatial quality of open plan Plants as soft buffer. Also help to create a tranquil space.



connected back to 1st journey. Provide shared topics for people to discuss about.

Attract surrounding residents approaching the project.

Separate the circulation with the programme to create a stable discussion space.

Activity platform

Second Floor Plan 1:700

For people who have not been through the journey.

Entrance for Citizen


Reading Lounge Waiting Zone Multi-purpose performance stage

Sectional Pers Reading Lounge

1st Journey | Waiting Zone at Station 12

1st Journey | Thought-procoking Space

1st Journey | Stage, Reading Lounge, Exhibition hall


Exhibition Zone

Cycling Track



spective 1:450

2nd Journey | Self-reflection

3rd Journey | Activity Platforms

3rd Journey | Stage, Reading Lounge, Exhibition hall 13


MArch 2nd Studio | Jan. 2020- Jun. 2020 Academic Individual Project Advised by Shinya Okuda Selected Project Design Brief NUS | Singapore The central undulating contour of the Ridge acts as the dominant feature on the NUS Kent Ridge campus. However, the site we are designing is not touching this campus greenbelt. To dialogue with the current campus design, my project aims to serve as the tool to extend the greenary. In-Scape aims to create the harmonious interrelationship between the surrounding landscape and the architecture itself. Besides, to provide an open space to serve not only the SDE2 which we are currently designing, but to all SDE users. The project is aimed to be a net positive energy building. As a result, multiple design strategies related to the “Green Mark Design”, such as reducing operational energy usage, enhancing natural ventilation, lowering thermal transmittance, and increasing energy production were carefully considered and applied to the project.


School of Computing


School of Computing School of Design and Environment



Faculty of Science

Extension of Green Belt

School of Computing

Existing Green Belt

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

NUS Campus

School of Computing

Faculty of Science

ge Campus NUS Kent Ridge Campus - Green Belt and Communal Area

Ground Floor Plan


Net Positive Energy Building

Reduce Operational Energy Usgae Spaces with mechnical ventilation are minimized to reduce building operational energy usage. Only 31% of the overall building spaces are designed to provide with air conditioning system. A/C zone = 2313.26 (Arch Studio) + 1287.7 (Admin Office) + 227.3 (Lecture Room) + 335.5 (Fitness) = 4163.76 m2 Natural Ventilation Zone = 9222.91 m2

Natural Ventilation Spaces with natural ventilation are designed to have all long sides completely open to the surrounding area. The high level of porousity allows better ventilation into building which helps improve indoor air movement and reduce the heat load of the space.

A/C Zone for Private Users A/C Zone for Public

Low Thermal Transmittance The comprising elements of roof layers play important roles in increasing the energy effectiveness and enhance the thermal behavior of the architecture itself. waterproof membrane 15mm OSB board 315mm glasswool 5mm thk. alum. channel 220mm M&E 30mm wood strip cover



9mm OSB board 50mm service channel 15mm plywood finishes

U-value (side A) U = 1/ RT RT = RO+ b1/ K1+ b2/ K2+ ... + bn/ Kn+ RI = 0.055+ 0.015/0.138+ 0.5/0.035+ 0.009/0.138 + 0.015/0.125+ 0.801 = 0.055+ 0.11+ 14.29+ 0.07+ 0.12+ 0.801 = 15.446 U =1/ 15.446 = 0.07 (< 0.8)

Basement Floor Plan

to SDE L3

U-value (side B) RT = RO+ b1/ K1+ b2/ K2+ ... + bn/ Kn+ RI = 0.055+ 0.015/0.138+ 0.315/0.035+ 0.005/47.6 + 0.03/0.125+ 0.801 = 0.055+ 0.11+ 9+ 0.0001+ 0.24+ 0.801 = 10.206 U =1/ 10.206 = 0.1 (< 0.8)

First Flo

to SDE L1

Energy Production Singapore average solar irradiance= 1,580 kWh/m2/yr Typical solar Panel (20% efficiency)= 316 kWh/m2/yr Semi-transparent solar cells (12.7% efficiency)= 200.66 kWh/m2/yr

Main Entrance (Library Side)

Energy consumption (SDE 4)= 58 kWh/m2/yr Energy required for the project = 11,605.9 m2 (total GFA) x 58 kWh/m2/yr = 673,142.2 kWh/m2/yr

to SDE L2

Vehicle Entrance

Energy production of flat roof = 2509.11 m2 (Surface area) x 316 kWh/m2/yr = 792,878.76 kWh/m2/yr Energy production of roof of central atrium = 1780.77 m2 (Surface area) x 200.66 kWh/m2/yr = 357,329.31 kWh/m2/yr Total energy production = 792,878.76 + 357,329.31 =1,150,208.07 kWh/m2/yr (> 673,142.2 kWh/m2/yr)


Circulation Pedestrian Access

Private Users Public

Sectional Pers

Floor Cassette System

Span up to 10m

Ecological Facade System Aluminium rotatable vertical lamellas which can be controlled by the users. When sunlight falls, the lamellas can be rotated into shade position. By deflecting direct sunlight into the room, the heat gain is minimised and reduce the cooling load required.

Concrete Core

Sun Shading Device Fixed Timber Fins that allow wind penetration also serve as sun shading devices. More than 50% of the building are natural ventilated spaces with timber fins facade. It not only helps to prevent overheating but also minimise the power consumption.

Second Floor Plan

Concrete Slab

Floor Cassette System

Retaining Wall

Roof Cassette System

oor Plan

Roof Cassette System

spective 1:350 17

Sectional Perspective 1:250

18 Tembusu garden

Kent Ridge Cres


Engineering Drive 4


Water Permaculture Village

MArch 1st Studio | Aug. 2019- Dec. 2019 Academic Individual Project Advised by Peng Beng Khoo Design Brief Yangon | Myanamr

Water is one of the most important elements of Yangon City. However, the serve problem of black water as well as flooding have strongly affected both the environment as well as public health. My project aims to bring back the health life to the residents by gradually purify the water with architectural approaches. Hopefully the design can be adapted to all areas suffering from the issue.

Lying at the edge of Irrawaddy delta, Yangon has most of the city area covered by the river branches. However, most of the districts in Yangon is suffering from varying degrees of flooding due to the low-lying profile of delta area.


Yangon Issues - Flooding

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.


Aquatic Plants Planting Media Wooden Frame Coconut Fibre Mat Stainless Steel Square Tube Recycled Plastic Bottle





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Artificial Wetland Type A

fish waste and food turns into ammonia, bacteria turns it into nitrite

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Aquatic Plants Planting Media Wooden Frame Coconut Fibre Mat Stainless Steel Square Tube Recycled Plastic Bottle Waterweeds Stainless Steel Upstand

7 4 5

Life with Wastes

Solid Wastes

Residences have no choice but to live their life under this situation. Most people live in the area are poor and spend most of their time struggling to survive.

Solid wastes are everywhere. The entire surface of the land is covered by various type of trashes. The quantity of the wastes is to large that is nearly impossible to remove them. Most of the wastes are plastic bags or plastic water bottles which take plenty of time to decompose naturally. What can we do with this huge amount of trash?

Black Waterbody


Solid wastes have polluted the water. A large number of trashes are deposit at the bottom of the waterbody. Residences in the area are not able to get clean water resources. Besides, most of the pumping wells and faucets for underground clean water were broken which made the situation even worse.

Children are not able to get in school due to multi reason such as not having enough tuition fee, taking care of the elderly, or helping with the family expenses. As a result, most of the village users are children at school ages. However, there is no designed place or platform for children to play at. They are forced to squeeze themselves and fit their casual activities at the side of the main walkway at the entrance.

Site Situation

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CLEAN WATER nitrate and other nutrients absorbed by plants

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Nutrients removal:

Nutrients removal:




The extensive root system provides a huge surface area for attached microorganisms, thus increasing the potential for decomposition of organic matter. A low flow velocity waterbody is recommended in order to ensure optimum contact opportunities between the wastewater and the attached microbial growth.

Artificial Wetland Type B Nutrients removal:

Ammoniac/ Phosphor/ Nitrogen


Edible Vegetable/ Nectar Plant/ Animal Fodder

Water Spinach

As a popular nutritious leafy vegetable in SE Asia. Optimal temperatures for growth are between 23.9 and 29.4 – which perfectly fits the climate in Yangon. According to a previously done experiment, the water spinach has a high capability of reducing 85% of T-N and 83% of PO4-P in the deteriorated liquid fertilizer.

Construction Material (roof)/ Crafts


The average removal efficiencies of reed for biological oxygen demand, suspended solids, chloride, phosphate and ammonia ranged from 92 to 82%, and chloride was removed with 13% efficiency. The stems of reed can be used as a raw material for construction.

Nutrients removal:

Nutrients removal:

Nutrients removal:




water lettuce is the most suitable plant for waste phytoremediation in tropical areas since it is capable to remove nutrients and heavy metals from the sewage sludge and drainage ditches. The physicochemical parameters reduce progressively from the influent like turbidity, phosphates, total iron, sulfates and suspended solids.

Cattails have an amazing ability to absorb nutrients that may harm natural water bodies and sediment beds. Floating biomass bed can be adapted since cattails perform their very best at absorbing pollutants when their roots are not bound in the soil at the bottom of the water body.

The removal rate of TN by Cyperus alternifolius was 68.0% and that of NO3- -N, CODCr and TP was 98.0%, 80.0% and 92.0%. It had good effects on the removal of pollutants in the floating phytoremediation system. Besides, the stems of Cyperus alternifolius (papyrus) can be used for mat-making.

Heavy Metals

Zinc/ Cadmium/Lead/Nitrate

High Nutritional Value/ Traditional Medical Treatment

Water Lettuce


T-N, PO4-P

Furniture Making/ Biogas Production

Water Hyacinth



NH3-n/ TP/Organics

Basket&Mats Weaving/ Chair Making/ Partly Edible


Edible Vegetable/ Nectar Plant/ Animal Fodder

Cyperus Alternifolius



90 o Axonometric of Village

First Floor Plan

Kitchen Workspace

Floating Garden

Automatic Rail

Market Space

Exhibition Area

Discussion Session

Multi Functional Mobile Box


Alimak Lift

Cluster Axonometrics


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.



Cladding OSB panel Aluminium Square Tube Aluminium I-studs Insulation Breather membrance Fixing battens Timber cladding




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Wall Detail 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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Planting Media Filter Fabric Drainage Board Protection Mat Waterproof Membrance Insulation Vapour Control Layer Protection Board Metal Upstand Wooden Deck Drainage System

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Roof Garden Detail


Cluster Sectional Perspective


Within, Without

6th Studio | Jan. 2017- Apr. 2017 Academic Individual Project Advised by Simon Hsu Design Brief The Chinese University of HK | Hong Kong The ultimate goal is to design a university sports centre, comprised of a large volume of sports hall, gym, and a range of smaller supporting spaces. The spot is three-side surrounded by mountain. Building blocks were arranged according to the topography in order to fully integrated the sports centre to the site. The aim of my project is to connect sports, nature, and community. I create spaces which can not only serve sports but encourage other activities to occur, such as performance, exhibition, and social engagement. Other than the programmatic rationality, various of strategies such as setting back and sun shading devices are applied to the building envelope systems to block the direct sunlight from the east. The semi-transparent facade at the main hall is designed to blur the solid boundaries between inside and outside.


Site Analysis



1. Exhibition Area 2. Existing Platform/ Car Park

Second Floor Plan





3. 2.


10. 11.



While most of the academic activities happen on the Southwest side of the campus, the site sits on the far east part where people will seldom pass by. To attract people to come to this originally abandoned place, changes need to be made. The advantage of the site is that it is located right next to one of the main circuits inside the campus, which make it easily accessible to future users.

First Floor Plan

1. Main Sportshall 2. Spectators Area 3. Communal Zone 4. Squash Courts 5. Lobby 6. Cafe/ Library 7. Changing Room 8. Fitness Room/ Yoga Space 9. Disscussion Room 10. Office 11. Stage

Extending the Community 4. 2.






A platform was extended from the residential plaza. It not only can naturally guide people to enter the building but help the building successfully connect to the surrounding context. Programmes such as stage and exhibition zones were created aiming to vitalize the place and attract people.

Ground Floor Plan


1. Main Sportshall 2. Disscussion Room 3. Storage Room 4. Changing Area/ Shower Zone/ Toilet 5. Dancing Room 6. Stage 7. Seating Area 8. Meeting Room


Dismantling the Box Merge into Nature

The first approach is to eliminate the solid boundary of traditional building blocks, enhance the connection between people and the natural environment. By putting several blocks separately alongside the landscape, people will be able to expose to the outdoor environment while traveling within the building.

Interweaving Space

Sun Shading Facade

I always have the idea that sports are activities that encourage people to interact with each other. Thus, activities blocks were designed to be boundary-less in order to allow mingle happened. Creating level differences and applying shifts in blocks, the privacy of the space can be retained.

The thickness and opening of the concrete facade have been calculated carefully according to the sun angle of the region in order to prevent the direct sunlight. The 150x150mm opening allows people to take a glimpse at the outdoor environment.

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2 3

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Detail Section


1. 125mm concrete slab 90mm solid insulation Water Proof Layer 2. Mechanical & Electrical Space 15mm metal sheets Frosted glass for indirect sunlight 3. Concrete louvre for sunshading Double-glazed 4. 12mm wooden decking Water proof layer 90mm solid insulation 125mm concrete slab Dia-100mm drainage pipe

Circulation/ Structural Diagram

Public User Player

Changing Room (Private) Discussion Room Basketball Court (Public)

Public User

Layer of Privacy

Open to Landscape

Spatial Relationship


Public Prohibited Zone Diffused Light Panel

Pulblic Access Area


Semi-transparent facade

Service Area (Changing Room)

Sectional Isometric- Main Hall

Changing Room

Service Area (Store Room)

Main Entrance

Service Area (Discussion Room)

Cafe/ Library

Landscape with seating area

Sectional Isometric- Main Hall/ Garden


Staff Dormitory



Main Access

Car Park


GARDEN Backstage Exhibition Zone


Sectional Isometric- Entrance



Competition | 2 week | Sep. 2016 Academic Group Competition Advised by Francesco Rossini SECOND PRIZE Participate in all scope: data research, schematic design, architectural presentations, model making Design Brief Sham Shui Po | Hong Kong The scarcity of land is the biggest issue of Hong Kong Housing problem nowadays. Hong Kong youths between 18 to 34 years old, the major flow of social mobility, are flexible, adaptable, and are having problems looking for short-time sheltering. Our concept of this project is to revive temporary vacant lands that are currently withering and unused in developers’ hand. Aiming to alleviate the thirst of housing and provide another accommodation option for youths and in correspondence to the dynamic lifestyles of youths, the apartment we proposed has limited accommodation duration approximately 2-8 years. The young adventurers who searching for a new life in Hong Kong or youths who try hard to seek independence will find this decent housing a proper place for temporary stay.


Land, People, Housing To solve the insufficient public space in this community, the ground floor of the project is completely open for public use. The sheltered area not only provides leisure space for its neighborhood but also represents a more suitable public space of Hong Kong, a subtropical city. Walking from units to units,

youths will go through the communal space which connects each floor and serves as vertical gardens. The communal space will hopefully become another image of this housing to attract youths to gather together and be reborn into new and bold ideas that will be ready for debate and making change.

Mobility The average length of vacant lands we can make used of is three years. The building should be easily constructible in order to move from place to place. To achieve this, standardization and prefabrication are naturally required. The project builds upon a dismountable frame system which follows the grid of 2.3m X 2.3m. There will be four housing typologies and each of them is composed of and flexibly connected by three cubes, structurally fitting the dimension of the grid system. In this case, customization of the prefabricated cubic units can be provided in a certain degree and youths’ dynamic preferences will be taken care of.


Construction Process 33

Panel-Cube-Unit Assembly Assembled Cubes Each living unit consists of 3 modular cubes, adding up to 16 sqm. By assembling different combining set of standard panels, the cubes are dynamic and flexible. With built in bathroom block and furniture sets, the cubes become zonings of toilet, living room, and bedroom spaces.

Service Block

Living Block

Resting Block

Four-type Units 3 cubes could then be connected into 4 configurations, both single and double floor heights. The placement of the units on the structure frame creates the freedom and richness of the space. Panel-Cube-Unit, this system of assembly makes it possible to construct fast and move to adapt.

Plan 34

Framing House

5th Studio | Sep. 2016- Nov. 2016 Academic Individual Project Advised by Francesco Rossini Design Brief Kenndy Town| Hong Kong The making of connectivity, openness, and publicness in architecture are ever more pressing in the contemporary city, for it alleviates isolation, fosters tolerance, and gives pleasure and meaning to places. The project investigates contextual response as well as place-making in architecture. It's emphasis on the interfaces and dialogue of the three parties --architecture, humanity, and urban contents. The aim of the project is to create a place for people to escape from the high-dense metropolitan city as well as fast-paced life. To minimize the disturbance of the bustling of Hong Kong city to this residential area, two residential blocks were created as a frame to introduce the spectacular scenery of the hill at the back side of the site. The framing not only allows residents to get direct visual connection towards the natural elements but enhances the serenity and tranquility character of the project.


Site Analysis

Garden for the Community


The nearest bus stop is at the back of the site. People need to across at least three residential buildings to access.



high-density residential area. Each block carries at least 1,000 people.

The only public resting area is located at the middle of the main pedestrian road. It serves only three people per time. The unpleasant design decrease the willingness of people from using it. EXTRANCE (PUBLIC) CAFE/ LIBRARY (GROUND FLOOR)

residents living nearby always take away their food and walk home alone



Hong Kong tram, known as one of the symbols of historical significance, is still widely used by Hongkongers. The nearest tram stop is 5 minutes walking distance from the site.

ARCHITECTURE IS CONSIDERED AS A PART OF THE CITY AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE MAKING OF PUBLIC SPACE. The site stands on a hillside and is located at the edge of a high-density residential area and with a tremendous height difference of 15m. Different programmes were inserted to the ground level, aiming to provide a preferable place where residents and neighbors can stop by and mingle with each other.


Generate Activities


Reconnecting human with nature


Buffer between the site and adjacent road


Framing the view


numerous pprogrammes design for public




Ground Floor



Lower Ground Floor 37

Interaction among Different Generations


Dividing space with basic unit


Combining different typologies of units


Insert communal box in each floor


Extending communal boxes

My design proposal is to enhance the interaction between different generations. I create five different typologies of flats for various groups of people. The toy-like blocks can be freely placed inside the building, which increases the flexibility. Two communal spaces are placed in each floor to provide residents preferable spots to commune.


Unit Typologies

SINGLE UNIT Unit Area: 20s.q.m.

DOUBLE UNIT A Unit Area: 60s.q.m.


DOUBLE UNIT B Unit Area: 60s.q.m.

FAMILY UNIT A Unit Area: 80s.q.m.

FAMILY UNIT B Unit Area: 80s.q.m.


A space allowing residents to commute and relax while exposing to the natural view.


The main communal space where people can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere while mingling with new people.

Sectional AxonometricLandscape & Units


A multi-functional space allowing all kinds of activities to happen. 39

Playfull Landscpae The tremendous level differences of 15m within the 10m long site are used to accommodate numerous programmes designed for public and residents. By putting all functional rooms underground, my project successfully blends into the original landscape. ROAD TO BUS TERMINAL







Basketball Court 40

Exhibition Zone


Cafe/ Library



Workshop | Apr. 2017 Academic Individual Project Advised by Filipe Afonso Design Brief Yangshuo | China The site is located in a traditional rural Chinese village named Xiatang, Yangshuo. As a sub-construction of a hotel which will be built in the nearby region, the aim of this project is to create an observation platform for the tourists which can also serve as a shelter to villagers. To preserve the significant landscape of the village, a simple floating strip is created in order to minimize the destruction of the continuity of the mountain background. A service block made out of local mudbricks as well as a series of bamboos are used to lift up the horizontal platform. The usage of indigenous materials helps the project blending in the surrounding content.


Multi Functional The bamboo pavilion is designed to have high flexibility. By adding different architectural elements, the space will generate different functions.

Family Levels suit all member

Tourists The Wishing Corner

Chlidren Climbing/ Hanging

Neighbors Vertical Planting Zone

Farmers Shelves

Materiality/ Construction Due to the limited knowledge and construction experience toward new technology of local workers, traditional construction methods will be applied. As a result, wooden latches are used throughout the whole project.

Indigenous Bamboo

Paddy Field

Adjacent Village


The bamboo grids make people feel like they are in the forest.


Bamboo can sustain humidity and is with long lifespan. The strength of the mud-brick walls helps to lift up the platform.



Material access to the construction site is a prior issue to be concerned due to the fact that there is only one road linking the village to the nearest town. Considering the existing condition, usage of local materials is preferred. Bamboo and mud bricks are the main local materials used in this project.


Mud-brick has great thermal performance. People can still access the pavilion in cold weather.


Wooden latches are used to connect the horizontal flooring slab and the wooden railing. No nails will be used in this project.

THANK YOU WU, YI JANE 吳宜蓁 +65-87413286

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