PORTFOLIO JIA CHANGJIAN APPLICATION FOR MARCH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROGRAM, THE BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE - UCL
What is architecture ？ Every professional has different answers During my study in university, I asked myself about this question again and again, but the answer was constantly changed This portfolio shows my attempts of three phases in university
Jia ChangJian 賈昌建 Taiwan Tunghai University The fifth grade student
Phase Ⅰ : To prior to formal operation, combine foundation characteristics, conduct a creation through conceptual model and study model Phase Ⅱ : To integrate society / humanities / history / environment, conduct a progressive creation through repeatedly discussing the topic behind architecture Phase Ⅲ : To attempt to develop conceptual graphs in the form of digital software or artistic creation, and change it into conceptual model, finally, create architecture. The exploration of architecture is endless, however, I still make great effort to try it
Content Phase Ⅰ : Casting
The Continuity and Change of MemoryWoven Wall
Phase Ⅱ : Calibration
New Form of Social HousingCooperative Village
Speed, Density and Diversity Temporary Replacement
Phase Ⅲ : Formation
Start From the Everyday ObjectsThe Constructed Film Camera Museum
Parametric & Ecological Urban MorphologyUrban Texture Reconstruction Phase Ⅳ : Appendix
The Street House â€“ Woven Wall Architecture project in THU architecture studio Honor: Nomination as excellence work of Far Eastern Architectural Young Talent Award Site Location: Lukang, Changhua, Taiwan Individual work [Academic] Instructor: Jack Kai Date: 2015.9 - 2015.12
Site “Street-House” was probed in researching the traditional commerce building continually, and it was the important scene of town and country in traditional village. Moreover, it symbolized the development of societal state in Taiwan.
[Space] The classic type of space is one of the best way to respond the local environment and local culture. Alley
[Element] The similar elements of street house means the local resident have the common memory and unique characteristic.
[Object] Different objects indicate different individual regions and different usage of space. Classic space, unique elements and old objects not only means characteristic but also means restrictions. Especially in locals' lives
I want to amalgamate the old traits(space, elements, objects)and new technique, forming a system that is different from either of them.
First one, traditionally, a street house is about 60 meters long, 5~10meters wide. Bedsits and courtyards are alternately arranged, the space is fixed, single and monotonic.
Starting from analysis the key points of the site. One bay, one courtyard
Then, I conclude two important aspects .
One bay, two courtyard
Two bay, two courtyard and one patio
Second one, when I walk in the Lombard Lane, my sight can't reach the end, because the alley is tortuous. Actually, this experience seems that I'm going through a facade space enclosed by different type of walls, and I can't communicate with the person who have some activities inside the wall.
I chose the wall as the main design component, there are three reasons: 1. The wall is the main component of the vertical direction of the building, playing a important role of separation space. 2. The wall has the function of bearing, which can solve the problem of structural support. 3. The wall witnessed the history of material and structure evolution of the building in LuGang Town.
Ⅲ Append structure
Ⅱ Another direction courtyard
Ⅳ New type courtyard
I put one of the extended Bay as the main space, the other as auxiliary space and virtual space, because of the characteristics of the double base.(60 meters long and 10 meters wide) Breaking the traditional way of falling into the courtyard, a new virtual space is enclosed with the neighbor as a new form of courtyard, creating a new internal street system.
Ⅰ Classical type courtyard
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Cement coating Stainless Steel Window Frame Component Armored Glass Vacuum Layer Silicone Aluminium Alloy Window Frame Aluminum Window Frame Concrete Iron
Aluminium Alloy Window Frame Glassivation Armoured Glass Vacuum
Pulley Steel Track Waterspout Rubber Coating
Rust Preventive Coating Steel Sheet Coating Sash Wood Steel Sheet Coating Setting-up Piece Screw Sash Wood Anticorrosive Material Wood Floor Cement(-sand) Mortar C Steel Fixed Steel
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Social Housing Cooperative Village
Architecture project in THU architecture studio Honor: 1.Silver Prize in "Our City" Social Housing Competition 2.Bronze Prize in Taipei Architects Association, The 50th anniversary students competition 3.Invited by judge to join his Social Housing competition project in Tai Architect & Associates, Taichung Site Location: Taipei, Taiwan Individual work [Academic] Instructor: Mengchi Hsueh Date: 2015.11 - 2016.1
1. On the stage of colonial era of Japan, they chose this place as livestocks markets, the majority of butchers work here
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I observed that the most special part of the site is that the temples are numerous and dense. We know that people living in this area are mostly from different places and have different beliefs. And then I reexamine this site from a historical perspective, finding that the history of the site can be roughly divided into three periods
3. The government promote mechanized slaughter and pig carcasses were replaced. The government built public housing in this placem, where households are mostly local residents.
Located in Siwen district of Taipei, this place consists of people of various origins. They head to Taipei persuing their dreams, but their current situation remains dim.
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2. Many Pig slaughter settled down here as this place became the largest slaughterhouse in Taipai. Migrant population increased, (usually from south counties) the population source is complex and huge, which cause many temples founded.
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Combining the indifference of human relationship which is caused by urbanization of Taipei with the contrast of the close relationship between people in rural areas, I came up with an idea to build a cooperative village which has the feature that residents are closely connected, in the mean time undertakes the role of social housing in Taipei . I started from investigating and analyzing the characteristics owning by houses in villages.
[Traditional Main Hall in Village] Just tiny square units, creating way changes with standard, the change is limited.
[Traditional Configuration in Village] Configuration according to the relationship between each other
Size, shape, feature, infinite change.
[Type of activity happening] 1. Necessary activities (production and labor) -- in the field
2. Spontaneous activity (communication and walking, play) -on the street, in the public space
3. Social interconnect activity(sacrifice and traditional festival) on the street, in the temple
2. important -- the note of space : the intersection of the street, at the corner, under the tree
3. Less important -- Tiny nodes: Remaining space formed by the external wall of the building dislocates, crosses, and relocates.
[ Place of activity happening]
1. The most important -- Public space: in the ancestral hall, in the temple, in the market and other semioutdoor open spaces
[New Main Hall]
30 square metre
60 square metre
90 square metre
120 square metre
[New Configuration] I choose rectangle as basic unit to respond the tidy and standardization of the main hall in the village. Due to the dislocation and change caused by the formation, there will be extra space, it will become public space. Focusing on the combination relationship between units, that is hoping to use simple individuals to combine complex and diversified group relationship. Pushing residents come to the public space in stead of staying at home. It also respond the feature of social housing, the ability of single person or single family is limited. Only through mutual assistance, sharing and common progress can social cooperation system be formed.
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The Elder Yard 7. 8.
The Youth Yard
The Child Yard 3. 15.
The Landscape Yard 4.
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The Youth Yard Raise the ground level, as a stage that young people can show themselves, and I set the cafe, maker space, lecture room, etc around .
The Elder Yard Reserve the original Chao'an Temple of the site as a courtyard node, combined with feature that the old love around the temple and under the tree to enjoy the cool, I set chess room, music room, lounge, etc.
The Child Yard
The Youth Yard: 1.Maker space 2.Youth multifunction activity room 3.Lecture hall 4.Multi-media classroom 5.Reading room 6.Cafe The Elder Yard: 7.Elder music room 8.Chao'an temple 9.Chess room 10.Elder lounge 11.Tea house The Child Yard: 12.Community room 13.Administration room 14.Child activity room 15.Kindergarten The Landscape Yard: 16.Convenience store 17.Local restaurant
I make the ground level low as a covering space to protect children from hurt in the courtyard. There are bunkers, slides, seesaw and so on in it. In the raised part, I set up the parent rest platform, so that they can clearly see the children's activities. A small kindergarten, an daycare, and a management room are provided around the courtyard too.
The Landscape Yard Located in the central location, surrounded by the whole building, set grass, wood, stone, water, sand and other landscape. Residents and tourists can walk in it. Two main wooden platform, respectively, lead to the public kitchen and public lounge in the second floor.
The floor of ground is divided into four different courtyards, including the youth yard, the old yard, the child yard and the landscape yard.
The part of roof is divided into planting platform and rest platforms.
Plan Study Section Study Public space connect different units, including the gym, public kitchen, saloon, chess and card room, etc.
A A' Section Perspective
Speed, Density, Diversity â€“ Temporary Replacement Architecture project in THU architecture studio for HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards Student Category Honor: Selected as Honourable Mention in HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards Student Category Site Location: Taichung, Taiwan Team work, with Hsiaohan Chao/ Yuchu Tsai[Academic] Role in the project: diagrams and renderings Instructor: Haohsiu Chiu Date: 2016.9 - 2017.3
The site is located in the central district of Taichung, an old district that is now declining. This project aims to integrate the existing urban context and environment, constructing a multi-layered space for urban regeneration. By strolling about the central district, looking into the incongruity and discontinuity of urban images, we find that with its crowded street, dilapidated building, old mesh configuration and a mix of southeast migrant workers, the district is not able to be activated by simply adding new functions to it. However, when we look at this district from a microscopic view, we have some findings. On the streets of this district, things that people do for a living and for commercial purposes constitute an image that is full of life or rather, the brief and variable commercial activity of setting up street stalls has continued to be active but loose.
[Local Handicraft] Harsh Environment
Althouth Central District is going down, it still have unique qualties.
Self Derived Living Interface
Micro Features Expression
Attached Stalls Rainwater Collection
Sunshine Area Soft Material
Plan Analysis Kitchen
Soft Material Storage
Light Steel Frame Dining Place
Process Of Change 6Ă—6 Mold
User Change the Mold
Crowded culture is the memory of the central district, reversing the operation of the original scene, retaining the crowded culture, and making the original ground change to the public space. Structural Planning
System Planning Expandable Building system
Functional Planning Top View
Dwelling Units [Often]
Travelodge Units [Temporary]
Changeable Building system Sharing Platform
When not in use, storaged in the service core.
When in use, spread out in the public square.
A new dynamic changeable system.
A A' Section
7th Plan(A New Ground)
Ground Floor Plan
â€œTemporary replacementâ€? is our vision to respond to and reflect on that the contemporary building answers to the changing urban needs and living environment. The living space is a collection of flexible prefabricated living geometries, people reserve and rent its space according to their own needs. People's using time of buildings becomes flexible, and it is no longer the loss of public space brought by the privatization of land.
The living space is connected to each other through a street-like public channel, the main public platform below the 7th floor is to provide short-term rental of backpacker hotels, above the 7th floor is provided to the residence and work of families or work groups with a longer term lease. Different users meet, communicate, leave, change in the space. Eventually form an autonomous public community. The urban open space, which is leaved after turning over, forms a dynamic market by simple materials. You can make using and build plans of the small market units according to needs. When it is used, you can push it out from the service nucleus through a set track, and two or three people can put it away when it is not in use. This makes the "temporary replacement" of public business practices possible in this field. In a large unit the daily market stall is the lively place, when the temporary markets rise as the night begins or in the weekend, the small units immediately "swell out" and become the container of carrying activities in the present time.
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Start From the Everyday ObjectsThe Constructed Film Camera Museum Architecture project in THU architecture studio Honor: Selected as excellence work of THU Site Location: Taichung, Taiwan Individual work [Academic] Instructor: Linwei Chen Date: 2016.3 - 2016.6
The standardization and mass production brought by the industrial revolution,makes our environment fill with various objects / artifacts (including architecture), whose characteristics are typification and repetition, because of this most of the objects are always ignored. In fact, any object contains both use and cultural values. It is the goal of this design to dissect the materiality, mechanism, meaning and order of such objects and develop object museum to commemorate them. I will carry out the develop through the [drawing-concept model-study modelarchitecture] pattern and analyze the features of the objects step by step, emancipate the form, retain the features and thus construct the final building. The connotation of this building will certainly come from the characteristics of the object itself, but it will also fade the simple link from the shape. Like the materialized presentation of spiritual qualities after fading appearance, this interlocking design is also the ultimate design pattern that I personally summed up in college.
Picture from internet
Picture from internet
I chose the film camera as the object of study.
Vision / Symbol
Reality / Real
Slow / Observation
Visible / Invisible
Nowadays exchange the minimum time with the incompleteness of objects, once the social needs focus on speed, man's first sense - vision, becomes the leader. Vision guild ephemeral judgments, and derive the symbolic world in the present.
The camera is a tool for recording vision. But vision only fells on partial realities, does not contain all of the realities. The reality is close to the real existence, but it is also different from the real. This constructed reality tends to be a tool that is deliberately away from the real and exploited on the contrary.
In order to maximize the value of each film, the photographer's shooting behavior is delayed, and film photography becomes slow photography. Photographers pick up the neglected ideas in the digital age, photography itself is a kind of dedicated and deliberate observation. Slow observation often sees things that are not noticed in normal times.
Is the blocked object recorded at the moment of shooting? The front object makes us canâ€™t see the boundary created by differences, and if we can't see the boundary, we can't tell whether it exists.
Control / Being Controlled
Clear / Blurred
Time / Moment
Memory / Recall
The photographer has the right to watch the photo and sets the program of his behavior. The machine has the right to control the photographer and sets the program of its posture. It seems that the camera takes pictures according to the photographer's purpose. In fact, the photographer takes pictures according to the program that the camera is programmed beforehand, and the photographer must select the object that can be photographed in order to be in accordance with the camera program.
In the process of image recording, the blurred film is not necessarily unclear understanding. Often in the blurred picture, the integrity is more reflected. In clear pictures, the subject is more difficult to distinguish. At this point, the blurred is clear, and the clear is blurred.
Time is linear and continuous, and the picture is instantaneous, fragmented. In the moment when the light of the image enters the camera, the linear irreversible time is recorded on the film in a recordable manner, forming an eternal.
The overlap of time and space is the moment when the shutter is pressed, and the film successfully shortens the distance between us and the outer world and presents it in a plane. The countless intersections form the recurrent point of countless memory, and lead viewers recall the pasted time. At this time, the time can be reversed.
Ultimate Image This final image combine both physical characteristics and Philosophical meaning, it's a combination of spirit and concept.
Physical Characteristics Conclusions
Shutter Release Developer Solution
1. Lens: First, they can scale down the large, incoming image of the world Second, lenses concentrate the incoming light energy so the image forms on the film more quickly and the camera can be used in darker conditions Third, they bring the light rays into a sharp focus exactly on the surface of the film, so you get a clear, sharp, image rather than a blurred, fuzzy impression. Finally, they also minimize the distance between the aperture and the film so cameras can be made relatively small and portable. 2. Viewfinder 3. Aperture 4. Shutter: The exposure depends on two factors: how long the shutter is open (the shutter speed) and how widely it's open (the aperture) 5. Camera bellows 6. Film transport system
Enlarger Camera Bellows
Lens Elements Photograph Aperture Mirror
Philosophical Meaning Conclusions 1. The instant of taking pictures is the overlap of time and space, and people can establish eternal round-trip through images, that is the recall of time. Recall has limitations and fuzziness. 2. The image is not objective, but it provides a way to watch. The image should be the intermediary that translates what is observed by the photographer in the center, but it can invert and replace the world and represented. It becomes the reality of being constructed.
Adjust the camera timeline
Recall timeline Photograph generation timeline
Photographerâ€™s life timeline
36 Concept Model & Study Model & Final Model
1.Parking space 2.Parking elevator 3.Spectator Seats 4.Ticket office 5.Lecture hall 6.Multi-media classroom 7.Underground souvenir shop 8.exhibition room 9.Special exhibition room
Parametric & Ecological Urban MorphologyUrban Texture Reconstruction Architecture project in THU architecture studio Honor: Selected as excellence work of THU Site Location: Taichung, Taiwan Individual work [Academic] Instructor: Haohsiu Chiu & Mingwei Huang Date: 2017.2 - 2017.6
The special type of blocks
Whole blocks rebuild
The special type of buildings
Single block rebuild
A block 90*90M
The inside road 2M wide, so the rest side 44M wide, 90M long
Every single veranda 4*22M
It's easy to make a series of those special shapes with grasshopper First step is to make a lot of point. Second step is to draw a line connecting adjacent points.
And then, drawing a perpendicular line to the one you just drew in the midpoint of it. Last step is to connect lines, drawn in the second step, in to an network
In an architectural context, Voronoi diagrams can be implemented for several reasons:
-They are useful for space planning, by enabling an organization based on proximity With a Voronoi Diagram one can determine where the nearest shop or hospital for a certain area is
-They can enhance contact. When different shapes have the same area,the more irregular shape, has the longer perimeter. As a block, the passengers who walk outside, have more chance to contact with the people inside
-They can enable the translation and materialization of data from (particlesimulations) point-based data
-They can enhance the visual penetration The smaller the block, the easier it can look through from one intersection to another intersection.
-They produce patterns of organic character, describing many natural formations which can inform architecture with new ways to organize and structure space.
I combine Kevin Lynch's theory,using rapid prototyping by digital modeling and fabrication. Creating a new form of city pattern.
Other Projects 44
Project Title: Folding Space Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: Memorial Machine Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: Hexahedron Living Space Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: Vertical Maker Belt Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: The Ark by the Sea Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: Urban Morphology - Cell City Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: The Machine of Knees Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: Maximum Chairs Work Type: Team Work [Professional]
Project Title: Blank Library Work Type: Team Work [Academic]
Project Title: Organic Drain System Work Type: Team Work [Academic]
Role in the project: Design modifying and 3D model making
Role in the project: Model making and 3D model making
Role in the project: Concept designing, structure making and materials assembly
Project Title: Translation Mall Work Type: Team Work [Academic]
Project Title: Floating Island Work Type: Team Work [Academic]
Role in the project: Model making
Role in the project: Model making
Project Title: Mega Cell Tree Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Project Title: Ramble Street Work Type: Individual [Academic]
Personal Photography Location: Taichung, Taiwan Theme: Nature, Dance Date: Sep.2014
Project Title: Shades of Black & White Work Type: Team Work [Academic] Role in the project: Design modifying, model making, 3D model making and rendering
Project Title: Yonglian Logistics Centre Work Type: Team Work [JJP Architects and Planners] Role in the project: Details drawings and rendering
Project Title: Typology of the 3rd Place Work Type: Team Work [Academic] Role in the project: Rendering and Model making
Project Title: Cancer Center, National Taiwan University Hospital Work Type: Team Work [JJP Architects and Planners] Role in the project: Rendering
Personal Photography Location: Siena, Italy Theme: Crowd, Party Date: Jul.2015
Sep, 2012- Jun, 2018
Sep, 2017 - Dec, 2017
-Bachelor of Architecture, department of architecture Tunghai University, Taichung
-High Density Housing Architecture Joint Design Studio with The Chinese University of Hong Kong Taichung and Hong Kong
-Investigation tour of characteristic architecture in HongKong HongKong
-"Flying" city image Multi-school joint workshop Taichung
Sep, 2015 - Jun,2016
-Member of the Student Association of the department of architecture Taichung
-Cornell University-Tunghai University architecture Summer program Rome, Italy
-International Multi-school(Taiwan, HongKong and Hunan) joint design workshop Hunan University, Hunan, China
-Service-Learning Project of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia-LongFeng Elementary School Equipment Project LongFeng Elementary School, Taichung
-Paticipation of Joint Exhibition: 1/2 Decade - The extraction of Aesthetics CMP Block Museum of Arts, Taichung
Jun, 2016 Dec, 2013 46
-"Streetscape Exposure"- Paticipation of Joint Exhibition: YoYo Shakespeare Taichung Shiyakusho, Taichung
-"The Shadow Box"- Christmas Decorating Exhibition: "GIFT NO.N+1" Tunghai University, Taichung
-Internship in JJ. Pan and Partners. Architects and Planners
-Internship/part-time in Origin Architects&Planners
-Internship in Shang-Cheng Design institute Xiamen, China
-Bronze Prize, Taipei Architects Association, The 50th anniversary students competition
Aug, 2013 Sep, 2017
Honor & awards
Taipei Architects Association, Taipei
-Honourable Mention, HKIA (The Hong Kong Institute of Architects) Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards Student Category
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
-Silver Prize, "Our City" Social Housing Competition Taichung City Government Civic Square , Taichung
-Intramural Nomination of Far Eastern Architectural Young Talent Award
Apr, 2017 Jun, 2016
-Special Award, "Hong Wenxiong" Memorial competition
Tunghai University, Taichung
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