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Julie Niu.

2018.

Undergraduate Architecture

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Julie Niu Portfolio // 2018

Hello,

My name is Julie and I am currently a ­second year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture . My goal as an architecture student is to study and create immersive narrative spaces that highlight human moments, recall memories, and compel physical movement. I intend to explore how the built environment and the tangible experiences it creates can influence, and perhaps alter, our perception of the world. This is a portfolio of my selected works to date. Please enjoy.

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Julie Niu

Education. [2016 - 21]

University of Waterloo

[2011 - 16]

Fraser Heights Secondary School

Work Experience. [06 - 08, 2017]

Harvest Architecture, Internship

[06 - 08, 2017]

Nine West, Sales Associate/Cashier

[06 - 08, 2016]

Garage Clothing, Sales Associate

[08 - 09, 2015]

Bouthouse Architectural Firm, Internship

[05 - 08, 2016]

Shoes Warehouse, Sales Associate/Cashier

[08 - 02, 2015/16]

Aldo Shoes, Sales Associate/Cashier

Volunteer. [2017]

Waterloo Orientation, Media Co-ordinator

[2015 - 16]

Kindlers’ Society, Regional Manager

[2013 - 16]

Hip Hop, Team captain

[2016]

FHMUN, Under Secretary General of Marketing

[2016]

Wish Youth Network Society, District Finance Manager

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Skills and Proficiencies.

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Software Rhinoceros 3D Revit Sketchup Maxwell Studio AutoCAD 3ds Max V-Ray Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Premier

Analog

Hand Drafting Physical Modeling

Digital Fabrication 3D Printing Laser Cutting Language English Chinese


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June 5 2018 June 7, 2018

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Micro-Institution.

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Artist’s Residence.

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Dancers Paradise.

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Senbazuru.

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Other Works.


University of Waterloo Architecture

Location: Toronto, ON Type: Individual Academic Work Term: 1B Supervisor: Donald Mckay Location: Cambridge, ON Type: Individual Academic Work Term: 1A Supervisor: Rick Andreghetti Location: Alternate World Type: Academic Work Term: 2A Supervisor: Derrick Revington Location: Vancouver, BC Type: Collaborative Work Term: Co-op 1 Supervisor: N/A Location: Anywhere Type: Anything Term: Anytime Supervisor: Me

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Micro Institution.

The proposed project challenges and renounces the traditional aspects and programs of a library and interrogates what modern community spaces should feel and materialize as. It reimagines a library as a structure built for people rather than for books, and instead, the books are stored out of sight and the building is opened up and emphasized to become the exchanging platform for human activity.

The Urban Library

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Site Context

The urban fabric of St. Clair St. W is primarily composed of a large residential neighbourhood and very few fully accessible public institutions. In response, The Urban Library aims to address and create a space that is entirely welcoming and accessible to all.

Exterior Perspective

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Children’s Area

Adult and Teen

Main Lobby

Hacker’s Lab Programmatic Diagram

Four volumetric boxes are pushed and stacked into the corner where the books, administration, and a hacker’s lab is stored. A dynamic ramp stretches from the second floor to the third where certain parts are cut leveled to become purposeful spaces such as an auditorium, study area, and computer lab. Books are stored in stacked and movable bookshelves to minimize storage and maximize human occupancy.

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The dug-in ­courtyards on the ground floor provide spaces for interaction and repose while the underside of the ramp above-head casts a ­pavilion-like experience. The open ground floor is intended for people to meet, c ­ ollaborate, exchange, dance, and share.

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Axonometric

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First Floor

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Third Floor

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Basement Floor

Second Floor

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East Elevation

North Elevation

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Section A

Section D

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Section B

Section C

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Artist’s Residence.

The project is tucked away in a sculpture garden off of the Grand River in Cambridge, ON. Recalling upon memories of peace and serenity, the building is constructed around a miniature Zen garden that is dug down from the wooden deck. The residence plays around the concept of intimacy between the fully ­accessible park, the semi-public deck, and the privacy of the building itself.

The Pottery Studio

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First Floor and Site

Second Floor

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Establishing programs

Cutting out a courtyard

Directing the views into the courtyard with inward fenestration

Blocking off views to the south, east, and west

Creating the Artist’s Residence

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Courtyard Perspective

North West View

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North East View

East View

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The Dancers Paradise.

The Dancer’s Paradise exists in an alternate world. The dual spaces of the zone are articulated through different styles of dance. The above ground pavilion is organized by classical traits of contemporary dance and ballet, and in contrast, the series of excavated caves below the surface are inspired by hip hop and urban dance culture.

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Sectional Perspective

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Aboveground Perspective

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Underground Perspective

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Senbazuru. The proposed space shall utilize Senbazuru as a means of transporting the individual to a serene realm of self reflection. Members of the design team shall fold over a thousand cranes as a symbolic gesture to the Japanese Canadian community — bestowing good health and prosperity to all that enter. Senbazuru is a group of one thousand cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods In collaboration with Colin Williams and Salman Rauf.

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The House of Cranes


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The installation is composed of three distinct features, a Shoji inspired screen box, a garden of pebbles carved by wooden steps, and lastly, a choreographed dance of intricate paper cranes. The nine meter long structure will be built by attaching a lumber framework to the weighted bed of pebbles, and then pre-fabricated Shoji screens will be nailed into place. After the Powell Street Festival, the installation can be taken down and reassembled at multiple different locations throughout the city, and then eventually, the cranes will be donated to local children hospitals.

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Some have wished wealth, for happiness, for health, What do you wish for?

+ light natural

+ 3000 white paper cranes

+ Shoji inspired screens + curtains at entrance/exit

+ dark wooden

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Other Works and Drawings.

The following are a collection of images produced either during my last work term, for academic purposes, or fun.

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Floating Pod render, under the supervision of Harvest Architecture

Linwood House Render, under the supervision of DA Visualization 36


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P.O.D.S render, under the supervision of Harvest Architecture

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Sectional Axonometric of the Reims Cathedral 38


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Axonometric of the Naturbad Riehen 39


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Flood Mapping and Study of the Grand River 41


Thank You. + m8niu@edu.uwaterloo.ca +julie-niu.com + 604 726 6959

Julie Niu Portfolio 2018  

My name is Julie Niu and I am currently a second year student at the University of Waterloo. Please enjoy the following collection of my wor...

Julie Niu Portfolio 2018  

My name is Julie Niu and I am currently a second year student at the University of Waterloo. Please enjoy the following collection of my wor...

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