PORTFOLIO 2013 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE APPLY FOR JOB/INTERNSHIP
PORTFOLIO I YINGLIN JI Yinglin Ji graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. She earned her Bechalor in Environmental Science in Tongji University, Shanghai, China, where she was born and grew up. In graduate school, she worked as studio and seminar teaching assistant for several semesters, and got involved in different activities and achieved several honors and awards.
EDUCATION 2006.9-2010.6 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Environmental Science Tongji University, Shanghai, China 2008.1-2008.9 Non-degree Exchange student Environmental Science and Management Portland State University, OR, United States 2010.8-2013.6 Master of Landscape Architecture(MLA) Landscape Architecture North Carolina State University, NC, United States AWARDS & ACTIVITIES - 2013 University Olmsted Scholar - 2012 NC ASLA Award of Excellence - 2012 Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence (NC State University) - 2011 International Student Award of Excellence (NC State University) - Second Place, 2013 ULI Competition (NC Urban Land Institute) - 2012 NC ASLA Award of Merit: ARTISTS’ BACKYARD - 2012 Hardscape North America (HNA) Award for ‘Best-of-the-Best’ Permeable Clay Brick Project: ARTISTS’ BACKYARD
PROFESSIONAL SKILL - Construction experience from document development to on-site installation - Leadership and teaching experience with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills - Cross-cultural experience from multi-culture background - Strong computer technical skills and free-hand drawing skills - Strong design skills from conceptual to detail development TECHNICAL SKILL Bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghai dialect) - PROFICIENCY AutoCAD Sketchup Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/AffterEffects ArcGIS (ArcMap), Google Earth MicroSoft Office, Mac Office - FAMILIARITY V-ray for SU, Podium for SU AutoCAD Civil 3D, Rhinoceros, 3Ds Max Ecotect
M. LARCH NCSU
ACEDEMIC DELANCEY SUB-PARK URBAN PUBLIC SPACE (INDIVIDUAL)
DROSSCAPE URBAN WETLAND (GROUP + INDIVIDUAL)
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT (INDIVIDUAL)
REGIONAL MASTER PLAN (GROUP COMPETITION)
SELECTED WORKS 02
DESIGN WITH NATURE
Attached is a sample of Yinglinâ€™s studio and competition works. They are mostly positioned within a continuum that showcases my work in Landscape Architecture as it deals with hydrology sustainability, public realm, urban design and regional planning. Despite of their contexts, they convey and respond to the idea of creating sustainable and people-oriented future environment through landscape approaches.
AERIAL VIEW OF MANHATTAN LOWER EAST SIDE AND PROJECT SITE
DELANCEY SUB-PARK LOWER EAST MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NY ABANDONED UNDERGROUND TROLLEY STATION REDESIGN SIZE: 6.6 ACRES
LOWER EAST SIDE
WHAT’S IN THERE?... LAND USE DIAGRAM (MANHATTAN MAIN AREA)
ABANDONED STATION EXSITING CONDITION
RETHINK THE CITY’S UNDER-SIDE ? ‘Many floors below your shoes is a room with the lights on’, by Alec Wilkinson. The often overlooked underground spaces beneath New York City provide a great chance to rethink the health of a city’s underside. By transforming an abandoned former trolley terminal station under delancey street to a public park, this project aimed to improve the sub-surface condition under our habitual street from the aspects of both visual aesthetic and environmental restoration. It also enrich the Lower East Manhattan with a valuable urban oasis, as well as to offer its residence a place with vibrancy and personality.
PROJECT GOAL Parks are scattered around LES, but most are lack of identity and self-contained. Delancey Park aims to create a green open space with its unique characteristics and diversity to serve as a connection point, as well as a destination for surround communities.
HOW MANY PEOPLE GO THERE EVERYDAY?...
SUBWAY RIDESHIP (MANHATTAN)
Manhattan subway stations 2012 annual flowrate and its variation compared to 2011, overlayed with a map of currentely abandoned stations, which forms a vast unused underground space.
THE GENERAL SOLUTION
SPACE ENVISION (PERSPECTIVE LOOKING INTO THE CENTRAL PARK SPACE FROM MOSS GREEN WALL)
As an important connection point, one of the central goal is to foster the underground circulation with access and exit points connecting destinations aboveground. In order to allow maximum undergound sunlight exposure, the whole design is based on a 15-degree-shifted axis. Sufficient man-made lighting comes from various sources to ensure healthy plant growth and night time safety. Those eye-catching red pillars support the structure, as well as provide light when needed. Also, aimed to be a vibrant destination place, the park is programmed with diverse activity space to encourage people to stay.
‘THE PAPER BELT’
ESSENCE OF THE FORM
Access under belt
Access over belt
‘MULTI-SURFACE’ DESIGN The overall design focuses on multiple surfaces of this landscape which are both separated and connected. The top surface is transformed to a urban plaza along with commercial development, maximizing circulation and providing sufficient resting spaces is the main idea. The underground ceiling is the surface between the above and under layers, which is partially transformed to a main lighting source when natural lighting is deficient. The third layer is the actural underground space which is designed to become a park with easy access and green infrastructure.
HERE, YOU CAN DO THINGS LIKE...
DELANCEY PARK PROGRAMMING THE BIG LAWN ORDINARY DAY
MOSS GROUND WITH LIGHTING
DELANCEY PARK GREEN CONNECTION
PEDESTRIAN + BIKE
VEHICLE + SUBWAY
SLOPE GARDEN WITH MALL ENTRANCE UNDERNEATH
STEPPED LAWN ORDINARY DAY
STREET FRONT ORDINARY DAY
DELANCEY PARK PLAN VIEW N
520’ SERIES SECTIONS CUT ALONG SITE.
subway train track
A PLACE WITH VIBRANCY With the existing subway line still active, Delancey has a huge visitors flowrate, about 30000 people every day, which hums the park with ever-lasting energy and vitality.
One of the most important ideas of the design is to create a landscape with much easier accessibility. The slopping connection between upperground and underground provides diverse and easy access for people commute either way, and also make the communication and interaction between two levels possible.
The vibrancy is also epitomized by the diverse user grounps. It is a park for daily commuters, strollers, travelers, shoppers, bikers, joggers... or people who want to sit, read, rest, drink, eat, play...
DELANCEY PARK 08
SECTION H-H Section perspective showing the upper-ground and underground relationship
bicycle and pedestrian lane on bridge
LEFT: SLOPPING LAWN IN A SUNNY WEEKEND AFTERNOON, LOOKING TOWARD UNDERGROUND PARK RIGHT: MOVIE NIGHT AT DELANCEY IN A SUMMER NIGHT
slope to surface connecting bridge
green wall with lights
red lighting support
underground mall entrance
staircase from cafe
slope lawn/ amphitheatre
green wall with ombrophyte plants
subway entrance on exess street
DOWNTOWN EAST MINNEAPOLIS, EXISTING CONDITION
COMMON GROUND DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS, MN GERALD R. HINES URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION (2013) SIZE: ABOUT 54.9 ACRES
Primary area Optional area
Downtown Minneapolis has been investing and planning for a far-reaching transit network. Metro Transit, the transit agency, currently operates one light rail line (Hiawatha), a commuter rail line (North Star), numerous bus lines, and even carpool service.
The project site is surrounded by several distinguished districts, such as Minneapolis downtown core on left, new Viking Stadium on right, historic riverside on top, and several neighborhoods on bottom, which forms a multi-edge space on site. A common ground with great diversity, connection, and interaction, provides enormous development potential.
Two major axials intersect at the heart of entire project site, the Armory, which is currently a parking facility, and will be reclaimed to a central market and community center in the proposal.
Marcy-Holmes Gateway Waste to energy plant
Master plan area
EXISTING CONDITION ANALYSIS
Baseball Stadium Riverfront
Basketball Stadium Downtown
University of Minnesota
The Armory Minneapolis convention center
Cedar Cultural Center
A SELF-SUSTAINED COMMUNITY AS ‘ENERGY’ GENERATOR
A COMMON GROUND FOR DIVERSE POPULATION A
Adam + Ben - Lives in a senior community in north Common Ground - Walks to central plaza or Power Cell Gym via Portland Ave for fitness class - Kelvin loves to play with friends in the downstair playground after school.
Tamicka - Walks or bikes to work at Hennepin County Medical Center - Lives in Common ground affordable housing nearby - Takes classes at Power House learning center
Grace + Johnson - Own and run an art studio in Common ground, both live and work at the same place - Biking to riverside or go to Power Cell Gym for fitness during leisure time
Bob + Lauren -
Walk to work in Downtown Drive to get groceries nearby Live in modern loft near historic district Has two kids go to boarding school, come home every weekend and holiday
Yue + Ning
- Foreign travelers from China, first time in Minneapolis - Stay in ‘VIP BOX’ hotel, due to its great location - Attracted by destination points in downtown area.
- Lives in affordable housing in Common Ground - Take TRL to work at the waste to energy plant - Walk to buy groceries nearby
EXISTING + PROPOSED LAND USE Existing open space
Existing surface parking Proposed underground parking ramp Proposed above ground parking ramp
Proposed building Proposed open space (public) Proposed open space (private) Existing open space Proposed tree
Optional lot (not developed) Undevelopable lot Existing building
Surface parking lot
65% OPEN SPACE
The following proposal aims to create a self-sustained community with diverse programs and walkable scale to facilitate people with living, working or even a brief stay. The proposed gym and renovated Armory, together with the new Viking Stadium, works cohesively to power a community with its ever-lasting vitality, and also to serve as a destination point. The community also aims to establish itself to be an energy sustainable neighborhood with lowest energy waste and sustainable energyproducing sources.
- Undergrad student in University of Minnesota - Biking from apartment to school through Portland Ave. - Love to hang out with friends in Common ground at Friday night.
The project site is located in Downtown East, where the city of Minneapolis has long been keen on redevelopment that creates value for individual property owners, city residents, and the greater region. However, currently this area has been largely used as surface parking lots and some small businesses. Thanks to the approval of the plan for the new Viking Stadium, the development interest of Downtown East has been rocketed. The transformation of an urban greyfield into a prosperous neighborhood and regional destination has increasing possibilities.
URBAN DESERT / SPACE SHORTAGE
DESIGN STRATEGIES PERMEABLE ACCESS
PROPOSED LAND USE
RESIDENTIAL PLAYGROUND AFTER SCHOOL TIME
SITE PLAN DETAIL The site plan mainly illustrated the core development of Common Ground. The open space around power cell gym is an important social ground facilitated with diverse programs for its residents, and the LRT stop in front of the stadium provides sufficient visitor volume.
MASTER PLAN ENVISION The main concept of the master plan is emphasised on two main axes across the common ground: the first axis is Portland Ave, connecting south neighborhood district with mississippi riverside; the second axis connects the area across highway with vikings stadium, armory till the baseball stadium through a proposed landbridge over highway
HOLIDAY SEASON AT POWER CELL GYM PLAZA
COMMON GROUND 65% 15% 10%
Daily Commuters : 130,000
Public Transit Bicycling Walking
‘DESERTED TO INTIMACY’ ALTER THE DOWNTOWN SCALE
Located right beside the Minneapolis Central Downtown area, those deserted parking lots form a striking contrast with the forested high-rise buildings next to them. This proposal offers a design with relative intimacy spaces and small scale to mitigate the contrast, but maintain its identity. Instead of creating an extension of downtown with more skyscrapers, by applying low-rise buildings with discrete arrangement creates more walkable spaces and a distinguishing ‘Common Ground’ identity.
Double Skin Facede To Retain Heat
SECTION A - MIXED USE SCALE: 1” = 64’
Residential + Underground Parking
Commercial + Residential Residential Open Space
Commercial + Office Pedestrian Coridoor
Sidewalk+ Zone Bioswale 19 ft.
Lane Lane One-way Street Bike Parking Lane Traffic 8 ft. 6 ft. 22 ft.
11’ Drive Lane
Bollards with Lighting Lane Sidewalk+ Bike Street Lane Lighting Bioswale Power Cell Gym central plaza 6 ft. 19 ft.
BUILDING STRATEGIES Recycle Greywater + Stormwater - Sustainable Energy Consumption - Building Green - Daylighting + Natural Ventilation Spaces STREET STRATEGIES
Detention + Infiltrate Stormwater - Encourage Bikeability - Foster Diverse Street Life
SECTION B - THE ARMORY
Sidewalk+ Bioswale 19 ft.
Street Bike One-way Parking Lane Traffic 8 ft. 6 ft. 22 ft.
Bike Sidewalk+ Lane Bioswale 6 ft. 19 ft.
CHANGE THE WAY TO COMMUTE
Sidewalk+ Bioswale 19 ft.
Drive Lane 11 ft.
Two-way Lightrail Lane 28 ft.
SCALE: 1” = 64’
Drive Lane 11 ft.
Sidewalk+ Street-front Seating 30 ft.
PROJECT PROFORMA TOTAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COST
The urban design competition was accomplished by a team consisting of 5 people majoring in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Urban Planning from NC State University or University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Project proforma is prepared by one of our team member from urban planning, as well as the corresponding phasing strategy. The main idea of this proposal is to create a community with intimacy and human scale, instead of high-rise blocks, in which way to foster outdoor street activities, as well as sustainable transportation methods. Furthermore, it is realizable to build rapport among people throughtout the neighborhood.
FUNDING SOURCES Source
Percent of Total
Land Equity Historic Preservation Tax Credit Total Equity
175,000,000 3,000,000 178,000,000
35.2% 0.6% 35.8%
PAYG Bond from Minneapolis City TIF
Minneapolis City Parking Ramp Subsidy Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Community Development Grant
1,000,000 600,000 46,600,000
0.2% 0.1% 9.4%
Hennepin County Tax Abatement
Total Development Cost PHASE 1
DEVELOPMENT PHASING STRATEGY PHASE 2 - 2015
PHASE 1 - 2014
TOTAL BUILD OUT
PHASE 3 - 2016
Sidewalk 20 ft.
SECTION C - PORTLAND AVENUE
Bioswale 6 ft.
SCALE: 1” = 24’
Two-way Bike Lane 8 ft.
Bioswale 6 ft.
On-street Sidewalk Parking 5 ft. 8 ft.
One-way Traffic (Two Lanes) 22 ft.
Bioswale 6 ft.
Sidewalk + Street-front Plaza 40 ft.
Commercial + Office
A WEEKEND NIGHT AT COMMON GROUND GATEWAY
RALEIGH, NC REVIVAL URBAN WASTING LAND WITH SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE SIZE: 12.8 ACRES
‘DROSSCAPE’ - URBAN LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMS FROM DROSS TO ASSETS The word ‘drosscape’ is used by Alen Berger to describe the wasting land in urban America, ‘Dross is understood as a natural component of every dynamically evolving city. As such it is an indicator of healthy urban growth... ’
CROSS SECTIONS ALONG SITE (EXISTING)
The site is located on Western Blvd, North-West Raleigh, within the NC State University boundary. Three-quarter of the site is surface parking lot, and the rest consists of several small businesses. In certain sence, it is indeed a stagnant place on a busy boulevard, in other words, a ‘drosscape’. The proposal is aimed to revive this place with a new mixed-use neighbohood development including residential, office, commercial, along with a community center to serve the surrounding area.
Since the site sits on a ridge area, sloping from north-west to south-east, next to the very tip of an upstream tributary, such critical location with high pollutants input, such as urban runoff pollution and domestic sewage, will easily affect downstream hydrology health. In aware of the importance of a healthy and sustainable hydrology environment, this project focuses on reclaiming the place through the design of a mixed-use community with a water-sustainable landscape. SITE HYDROLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY ANALYSIS N
Stormwater (red line) and sewege (green line)
WAKE COUNTY HYDROLOGY
Water supply watersheds
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) sites
SITE STORMWATER CACULATION
20 Runoff picks up considerable amount of pollutants like gasoline, oil, heavy metals, trash, etc from various urban surfaces into the natural aquatic system, which may cause water pollution at different levels. The highlighted stream system, Walnut Creek, is one of the two major creeks system within Raleighâ€™s municipal area (showed with yellow color block). From the diagram, several places along Walnut Creek and its tributary are highlighted, where stormwater running through may potentially cause pollution in the adjacent natural water system.
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DROSSCAPE BIRD’S EYE VIEW N
residential food market office retail community center
main walkway secondary path
MITIGATE RUNOFF POLLUTION
BUS STOP BUS ROUTE SITE ENTRANCE
Creating a landscape has not only aesthetic value, but also practical function fits the big context. In spite of its water treatment intention, wetland landscape also has great wildlife-attracting potential and aethetic value, not to mention the amenities it creates for the people living in this community.
Urban stormwater runoff is a leading source of water quality problems in todayâ€™s urbanized area. Besides, another problem regarding of healthy water environment is the grey water. The average person generates over 25 gallons of greywater each day, which leads to a great potential of grey water harvest and recycle. Therefore, the most important mission of this project is trying to solve water non-point pollution from its beginning and establish a self-water -cycling community by integrating an urban wetland into the neighborhood.
SUSTAINABLE WATER USE
RECYCLE GREY WATER MITIGATE RUNOFF POLLUTION
DESIGN SCENARIO COMPARISON
NEIGHB ORH CONNEC OOD TION
MULTI + HIERARCHY
PEDESTRIAN / BIKE
SECTION A-A A
SECTION B-B B
PLANTING SUGGESTION Spikerush
Common Threesquare Bulrush
WETLAND TREATMENT TIER
Arrowhead/ Duck Potato
Reed Canary Grass
WETLAND FLOODING POND
Elijah Blue Fescue
Elijah Blue Fescue Variegated Sedge
WETLAND D - TERRACED WETLAND TO ACCOMMODATE THE NATURAL GRADE
GREYWATER OPERATING SYSTEM
Greywater generated from sinks, washing machines, dish washers, showers and bath tubs of the building is collected in the settling tank installed underground.
The entire site is divided into four sections, or â€˜ watershedâ€™, each has its own independent greywater filtration and stormwater retention system. The diagram above illustrated the general process of how such constructed wetland bio-filtrate greywater and reuse it. Exploded diagram on right shows the detail of such multi-layer system. Although each watershed has its unique shape which is pre-determined by the spare space after the building development, the wetland operating principle is the same.
WATERSHED KEY PLAN A
Collected greywater is distributed evenly to the first wetland tier through flow splitter (effluent flow moves vertically and sub-surface in this senario). Each tier has a 1% slope to help water flow fully exposuring with plant roots and medium.
Settling tanks, storage tanks, and filters are installed underground.
Trails integrated within wetland and urban farm systems.
Processed clean water from wetland can be utilized as irrigation water for the farm.
In subsurface-flow wetland, plants are rooted in a gravel (limestone or lavastone) or sand medium.
STORMWATER OPERATING SYSTEM WATERSHED B
COLISEUM TUNNEL NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC CAMPUS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT DEVELOPMENT SIZE: 1.7 ACRES
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Tu nn el
Ent ran ce
COLISEUM TUNNEL 26
TUNNEL NORTH ENTRANCE PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHY BY YINGLIN JI
THE TUNNEL - ‘SMALL BUT GREAT’ Coliseum tunnel is one of the three tunnels under a railroad track, connecting NC State University’s north and south campus, which plays an enormous role in university students’ and staff’s daily commute. Due to lack of maintainence and long history, many defects of the tunnel have becoming increasingly obvious, such as no ADA access, darkness, poor visibility, and potential safety hazard. The project aims to redesign the tunnel’s two entrance spaces, in order to create a more feasible and safety landscape for its vast users, including disabled people. TUNNEL SOUTH ENTRANCE PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHY BY YINGLIN JI
CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES + IDEATING
RECLAIM THE CAMPUS FORGOTTEN PLACE Instead of being anonymous, this project aims to reclaim the campus tunnel with character and vitality, and meanwhile, improving the accessibilty.
SCALE: 1” = 30’ 0
The main design concept is to answer the distinct needs of the tunnel north and south entry due to their different context. The north side neighbors a steam plant and a surface parking lot shared by nearby departments. Therefore, movement (sending people to their destinations) is the primary purpose of this place. However, on the other side, because of the adjacency to many public amenities, theatre, food store, etc, it is necessary to provide a little open space for people to sit, talk, eat, or rest.
MASTER PLAN PLAN LEGEND A COLISEUM DECK TUNNEL Tunnel is facilitated with more lighting structure to ensure night time safety.
B TUNNEL ENTRY
TREE & BAMBOO
The entries are transparently shelted to allow maximum nature sunlight entering tunnel during day time.
C NORTH PLAZA The central open space of north side, designed with diagonal linear pattern to reinforce the concept of movement and connection.
D GRASS SEATING AREA WITH LIGHTING SCULPTURE
Paving intergrated with grass, lighting sculptures, and lighting benches.
E EAST ENTRY
This entry is designed to mainly serve circulation from Department of Mathematics.
F ELEVATED ACCESSIBLE LAWN Existing trees are removed to allow more accessibility to the boundary of train valley, to value the scene of railroad.
G STEPPING LAWN
A designed gathering space for small group activities.
LIGHTING & SEATING H
H SOUTH EAST GROUP SPACE
Outdoor padio for small group activties with semipravite enclosure and overhead shelter.
I SOUTH WEST GROUP SPACE
Outdor elevated padio for group activites, and communication with upper level activities.
J SIDEWALK PLANTING
Planting beds next to sidewalk with diagonal pattern to reinforce the idea of movement, as well as to serve as a buffer space between pocket gathering spaces and main circulation space.
MAKE THE TUNNEL ACCESSIBLE ! Bird’s eye view shows the basic design form, space layout, and its context. This is a study model to help improve the design, therefore it does not exactly represent the final scheme. (physical model with photoshop rendering on top of it)
FAC E PA RK
E. D U
DESIGN DETAIL ILLUSTRATION STAIR AND LAWN STEPPING PAD DETAIL
LINEAR PAVED LAWN DETAIL
LEFT : The main idea of south side is to encouraging people to stay to create a vibrate activity space, which can be achieved by these small pocket spaces with either public or private feeling.
RIGHT : Many lighting sculptures are placed in north side with clear space design to ensure unobstructed circulation and night time safety. A ramp extended from entrance provides ADA accessibility. Physical model made by Yinglin Ji
SCALE: 1â€? = 50â€™
Transparently shelted tunnel entrance provide a safe and wide space to connect surface ground, compared with existing condition.
FEASIBILITY STUDY AND MASTER PLAN
‘SITE AS MACHINE’
ARTISTS’ BACKYARD NC STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC ‘DESIGN + BUILD’ - LANDSCAPE AS LABORATORY SIZE: 0.45 ACRE
Working in close collaboration with numerous campus stakeholders, the studio designed and constructed this environmentally innovative site. Leading-edge strategies were employed, including rain water collection systems, rain gardens, permeable pavements, material recycling and repurposing, urban arboriculture, structural and amended soils, and hydro-zoned plantings. The project has created an engaging environment that helps to educate students about the importance of sustainable site design. PHASE 2: CONVEYANCE CHANNEL WITH WOOD BRIDGE OVER IT
PHASING ARTISTS’ BACKYARD + OWEN’S REFUGE PHASING
Completed: Spring 2012 + Spring 2013
Completed: Summer 2011
Phase 2 : Looking from Patio (Completed) Artists’ Backyard : North Entry
Artists’ Backyard : South Entry
COMPLETED PHASES Digital model generated by sketchup to show the overall look of compeleted phases (Phase I + Phase II). The existing four fabulous oak tree are preserved to create shades. The final built design was slighted different from original master plan, in order to coordinate with reality.
Artists’ Backyard : Rain Garden
Artists’ Backyard Phase II (Completed)
Owen’s Refuge : Gateway
Owen’s Refuge : Upper Owen’s Garden + Creek
Cates Ave. 40
Phase 1 : Looking from North Entry (Sketchup Design)
Artists’ Backyard Phase I (Completed)
Conveyance Channel + Scupper North Entry
Future Artists’ Backyard Phase III Rain Garden
Patio + Outdoor Furniture
Phase 1 : Looking from North Entry (Completed)
Phase 2 : Looking from Patio (Sketchup Design)
PHASE II: CONVEYANCE CHANNEL WITH WOOD BRIDGE OVER IT
ARTIST’S BACKYARD BEFORE RENOVATION
ARTIST’S BACKYARD PHASE 2 AFTER COMPLETION
STEP 1: PLANNING + OUTREACH (PHASE 2) COMMUNITY OUTREACH
PHASE 1: ARTISTS’ BACKYARD NORTH ENTRY PLAZA WEBSITE
http://design.ncsu.edu/design-build/ Studio applied team-based working format. Students were assigned to different small teams for better collaboration and efficiency. Used to be a muddy yard with no access, Artists’ Backyard has totally changed after 2 years endeavor. Phase 2 was a continuous effort after the completion of phase 1 north entry. The major contribution of phase 2 includes the patio area, rainwater collection and conveyance system, green stair, permeable brick path, and wood brige.
For more information, please watch the video:
http://vimeo.com/42241076 PHASE 2: GREEN STAIR SEATING PLACE
STEP 2: DESIGN REFINEMENT + DETAILING + CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT (PHASE 2) FROM PAPER TO REALITY
ENVIRONMENTALLY INNOVATIVE DESIGN
PHASE 2: CONVEYANCE CHANNEL WITH WOOD BRIDGE
Planting Design Ideation
44 Green Stair and Seating Area Sketching
Artists’ Backyard Overall Site Plan
Artists’ Backyard Phase 2 Layout Plan
Rainwater Collection Sytem Design for Future Rain Garden
STEP 3 : BUILD IT !!! (ARTISTS’ BACKYARD PHASE 2) DEMOLITION
PHASE 2 : ADJUSTABLE CHAIR IN GRAVEL SEATING AREA The whole construction period, from demolition to total completion, took about 7 weeks. It had been a great opportunity for me to truely experience the joy of transforming a design become reality. Total cost of Artists’ Backyard phase 2 is $20,282.
Existing Deck Demolition
CUT, DRILL, WELD...
Smoothing Steel Frame
Cutting Steel Footing for Patio Table
Welding Steel Footing for Outdoor Furnishing
Finished Furniture Footing
Planting Day with Family
Arranging Plants Location
DIG, SHOVEL, MEASURE...
Digging Trench for Underground Pipe
Installing Green Stair and Its Bench
Form Work with Freshly Poured Concrete Footing to Stable the Furnitures
PHASE 2 : SCUPPER AT THE END OF CONVEYANCE CHANNEL FOR FUTURE RAIN GARDEN (INSTALLATION COMPLETED)
CHARLESTON IMPRESSION LEFT: Sketch of Charleston, SC, regional plan and the plan of I’ON neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant. (Water color on top of black ink) RIGHT: Sketch of one of the two canal connecting West Lake and East Lake in I’ON neighborhood in Charleston. (Water color on top of pencil)
THE PRAIRIE RIDGE
CRAPE MYRTLE IN SHADOW
Sketch of the open air outdoor classroom at the Prairie Ridge of the North Carolina Museum of Nature Science. (Black ink)
Sketch of the open air outdoor classroom at the Prairie Ridge of the North Carolina Museum of Nature Science. (Color pencil on top of ink)
Sketch of crape mytle tree in the shadow, Duke campus (Pencil) DRAWINGS
M. LARCH NCSU
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
YINGLIN JI College of Design, NC State University Master of Landscape Architecture Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 919-600-3266 Address: 3005B Kings Ct Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
Selected Works during my study in Landscape Architecture/NCSU