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JUN XU Architecture & Design Portfolio Selected Works: 2011-2018


JUN XU E-mail: xuju@umich.edu Phone: (678)-907-5750

Education

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. Master Science of Architecture_ Digital Technology, expected 2018 College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. Marietta, GA. Bachelor of Architecture, 2016 College of Architecture and Urban planning in North China University of Technology. Beijing, China. Bachelor of Architecture, 2011

Experiences

Lightroom LLC. ARCHITECTURE + NEW MEDIA, Decatur, GA Intern Designer 2016- 2017 Conducted design and coordination tasks in design progress, as well as project management duties. Specialized in single-family house and graphic design. Researched code requirements and prepared survey reports. Analysed requirements to determine scope of work. Constructed site and building models for client proposals.

NEW SPACE DESIGN, INC. ARCHITECT & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, Duluth, GA Intern Designer 2015 Summer Demonstrated building design and coordination tasks in design progress, as well as project management duties. Specialized in restaurant facade and interior design and construction documentation. Researched code requirements and prepared survey reports. Built understanding of project scope.

China Architecture Design & Research Group, Beijing, China Intern Designer 2013 Summer Assisted in project design and management of construction projects. Increase personal knowledge of buildings construction.

AIA URBANfronts Temporary Storefront Galleries- Atmospheric Cloud, Atlanta, GA Intern architect for Prof. Karimi (Kennesaw State University) 2016 Sept-Oct Designed and planned the AIA Atlanta office hallway. The name of the project is “Atmospheric Cloud�: an investigation of natural forms through materiality is an experiential installation interacts with light and air to create an architecture of tangles. The specialising focus is parametric design to integrated topology and strings which shows the urban density.

AIA URBANfronts Temporary Storefront Galleries- Challenging the Urban Grid, Atlanta, GA Intern architect for Prof. Karimi (Kennesaw State University) 2015 Sept-Oct Designed and planned vacant retail store-fronts along the street into creative, pop-up gallery. Challenging the Urban Grid seeks to unravel the complexity of cultural meaning of Peachtree Street - as it meanders through Midtown Atlanta. The site-specific installation challenges the audience to confront the many narratives found in its urban condition. 2


Experiences

Mcintosh Poris Asso.,Birmingham, Michigan Intern architect, 2018 Spring Break The primary duty is focus on the render, which to show clients the effect perspective along the street, from front and back. How the design communication with surrounding environment.

Awards

Nominated for 3-Minute Thesis Competition at Kennesaw State University. 2015 Fifth-year competition of the thesis, Topic “Threshold”, the design combines residential spaces with commercial establishments creating a mixed-use condition in a neighbourhood, between the traditional and modern Chinese lifestyle, which are a combination of the planned and the improvised, in a constant state of flux forming. Design Achievement Award from Kennesaw State University. 2012-2013 The Honourable Mentioned Project “Harry Callahan’s Museum.” For the photographer Harry Callahan. Design Achievement Award Kennesaw State University. 2011-2012 Nominated project “Georgia Wildlife Federation Headquarters.” Dean’s List at Kennesaw State University. 2013-2016 Four times in six semesters.

Skills

3D Modelling: Rhino, Grasshopper, Auto Cad, Maya, BIM, Rivet, Sketch Up, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator Fabrication: Laser Cutter, KUKA Robot(Extrusion, Rod Bending), Zund Cut Others: Photography, Hand Drawing, Water Colour, Hand- Drawing, Microsoft Office.

Professional Activities

Midtown Atlanta Parking Day The Installation was along the Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Fashion Tech Hackathon, Jan 2018 Kent State University. Collaborate with students to manifest the fabrication processes. Future City Competition at Kennesaw State University

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Robotic Additive Manufacture

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Robotic Rod Bending

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Computation Design and Rendering

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THRESHOLD

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Architecture Design_ THESIS

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HARRY CALLAHAN’S MUSEUM

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GEORGIA WILDLIFE FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS

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DE-CONSTRUCTED BRIDGE

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ENERGY SOCIETY

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

Architecture Design Studio

Architecture Design Studio

Design Focus Studio

Urban Planning Studio

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DIGITAL FABRICATION SELECTED WORKS 2017-2018

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Robotic Additive Manufacture

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning University of Michigan Digital Material Engagement | Fall 2017 Collaborate Work This project explores additive manufacturing processes by utilizing an industrial six-axis robot as a large scale 3D printer to create complex 3D geometries. The main goal of this project is to develop control over the tool parameters and motion to achieve extrusions with high-resolution and precision. The experimentations focused on exploring extrusion process derived from a surface condition with different planes of orientation. This method required tuning the extrusion tool speed, height per layer of the path and tool orientation. We were able to determine several parameters and limitations of this method that resulted in the design of a full-scale prototype of a stool.

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Robotic Additive Manufacture Form Finding Process

Stool Design Dimension

Scale

Extrusion process derived from a surface base geometry with different planes of orientation.

Standard Extrusion 376.6 294.4

Manipulating Extrusion .3

450.0

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Exploring Different Extrusion

Develop A Form with Structure and Functional Inputs CENTROID

Through an interactive process different functional and structural parameters were used to create the base surface geometry

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Robotic Additive Manufacture Extrusion Speed

Extrusion Method

Extrusion Value

Testing different nozzle extrusion angle to establish tool parameters

MIN SPEED LOW EXTRUSION VALUE

0.8 MM

MAX SPEED HIGH EXTRUSION VALUE

0.3MM

< 0.25 MM

Tool-path generated has parametric inputs of speed, extrusion value to adapt to the change of plan orientations.

Extruder nozzle follows geometry orientation changes.

< 45°

ALMOST 90°

< 45°

ALMOST 90°

Establish extrusion angle limitations: with angle higher than 80°, extrusion flow rate drops while ideal extrusion angle is 45°. 8

The thickness is achieved throughout varying plane orientation generated from the base geometry.

Extrusion value and speed

Extrusion tilting angle


Robotic Rod Bending

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning University of Michigan Digital Material Engagement | Fall 2017 Collaborate Work

This fabrication process was developed in a way that a generic industrial robot cuts and bends steel rods into specific length shapes by inputting the key parameters from a scripted computational simulation. This project aimed to develop a full-scale facade system prototype exploiting the concept of surface-derived assemblies in which the base unit of a line is used within an assembly to create qualities of a complex and structural surface. In this project, we were able to identify the overall system constraints in design and fabrication, in addition to understanding the logic of robotic rod bending process and its tolerances.

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Robotic Rod Bending

Surface Design

The primary curve of the structure create form a line tracking between the field of nodes.

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A field of curves generated corresponding to the primary curve.

A secondary set of 3D lines are generated to create reinforcement

Fabrication & Assembly

6 FT

Prototype Design

A network of 3D lines track between the nodes of each curve.

1.3 FT

SIDE ELEVATION

5.5 FT

FRONT ELEVATION

AXON

A full-scale facade system prototype designed to showcase the concept of surface-derived assemblies.

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Evaluating rod bending angles to determine rod bending limitation.

Connections between each co-planer rod is created through the alternating rod in between each two.


Robotic Rod Bending Fabrication & Assembly

Rod bending detail

Surface Performance

A jig was designed to hold the structure when welding

Welding rods at connection area

Proposed Architectural Design 11


Computation Design and Rendering

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning University of Michigan Visual Engagement | Fall 2017

This project covers topics related to digital design practices that cover a range of topics that include generative design, algorithmic design, scripting, parametric modelling, simulation, and analysis. By learning specific software packages, we could develop a framework for understanding exemplary projects in the field with an understanding of different design methodologies and their relation to geometry and work -flow.

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VISUAL EGAGEMENT

Algorithmic modelling and Procedural modelling are terms that describe a series of techniques in computational design to create 3D models and aggregations defined by sets of rules. The rulesets are embedded in the algorithm which in effect can be manipulated by evaluation engines such as various different components in Grasshopper.

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Folly

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning University of Michigan Visual Engagement | Fall 2017 The project aims to use reaction diffusion create mesh to articulate surface, not only to build a tower but also trying to interlock another functionality in the cylinder. Play-around a variety of layers about generates the variety of the facade structure. and visually sophisticate the object. Went to variations of the same tower to find different ratios that allow seeing the different texture. Based on the surface subdivided to inter-varietal panels to be attached the framework.

Panel Subdivision

Mesh Column

Rebuilt Mesh

Inner Surface

Facade

Facade Structure

Panelling surface structure to see the variety texture of facade. Based on the surface subdivided to inter-varietal panels to be different behaviours of texture. 14


ARCHITECTURE DESIGN SELECTED WORKS 2011-2016

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THRESHOLD Architecture Design_ THESIS INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Martin 2015 FALL- 2016 SPRING LOCATION: BEIJING, LUOGU ALLEY

“No place exists as a void and all places are inextricably part of a relation of all sites.” ——Michel Foucault

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THRESHOLD Conceptual Exploration

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THRESHOLD

The design combines residential spaces with commercial establishments creating a mixed-use condition in a neighbourhood, which in its urban-density, and continually alternates between the public and private realms--as well as, between the traditional and modern Chinese lifestyle. The resulting spaces between the buildings are “the passing place”, which are a combination of the planned and the improvised, in a constant state of flux forming. The inks shaped with different curves in different times and finally can be concluded to three different type of threshold. Building upon Fucault’s incite, my thesis looks at and examines the ‘in-between’ spaces between buildings by using several city-blocks in a rapidly changing historic neighbourhood in Beijing. When an urban transition occurs, there is a formation of a threshold. These thresholds span various urban scales. When residential and commercial uses combine and collide, there are several transitions and resultant thresholds which are both naturally and artificially formed.

Location

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Beijing Map

Site


THRESHOLD Project Overview The spaces create subtle interconnections which can be defined as temporal experiences. I am exploring and analysing three threshold spaces as an architectural interpretation.

First, a gate, or entry to a place that acts as a 2-dimensional threshold; Secondly is the facade of a building separating public and private space, which called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;regulatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as a 2-1/2 dimensional threshold; And the third one is the courtyard, or open social space between buildings as a 3- dimensional threshold; These threshold depends on the inks spacing shaped between the curves.

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THRESHOLD Communication Centre

Designed using a concept of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thresholdâ&#x20AC;?, to create a public mixed-use space. The first floor is trying to create more facilities and area for children. And the second-floor terrace is for the tea house and green vegetarian garden. The new rooms were trying to build more services to a neighbourhood. Also, the facade of the courtyard creates more facilities for bikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking.

Bike facility, create more opportunity for parking.

Connection between traditional Chinese identity and modern architectural design.

This transition area between traditional Chinese identity and modern architectural design.

Provide place for people enrich their life, which contains museum and classrooms. Also, here provide restaurants and grocery.

Reserve old cultural buildings, renovate inside of houses.

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THRESHOLD Bike Parking

This bikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking is trying to create more facilities in the community, and create the convenient place to people living in this area. At the same time, this site also provide retails and restaurants which cloud active the street life and more communications between neighbourhood.

Connection between traditional Chinese identity and modern architectural design.

Bike facility, create more opportunity for parking.

Provide place for people enrich their life, which contains museum and classrooms. Also, here provide restaurants and grocery. Provide more bike parking and communication opportunities.

Reserve old cultural buildings, renovate inside of houses.

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Bike Parking

Play Ground

Retails 23


THRESHOLD Residential

Residential with Commercial buildings. This project is trying to combine the residential and commercial places, to create more activities in this alley.

Connection between traditional Chinese identity and modern architectural design.

Bike facility, create more opportunity for parking.

Provide place for people enrich their life, which contains museum and classrooms. Also, here provide restaurants and grocery.

Commercial place is provide restaurants and retails to activate street life. Reserve old cultural buildings, renovate inside of houses.

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New Residential

Courtyard Communication Space

Top Garden

Bike Parking

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HARRY CALLAHAN'S MUSEUM Architecture Design_ Studio INSTRUCTOR: William Carpenter FALL 2012 LOCATION: ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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HARRY CALLAHAN'S MUSEUM Site Map

Building Form

Circulation Moving down

Cut out one piece and moving down

Gallery

Three directions extrusion

Faculty

Squeezing

HARRY CALLAHAN On the technical position he focused on the comparison between light and dark in his work. And there are many same views overlapped in the photos when the exposure occurred. It is not only of the repeat but also about the moment that the camera can capture. What I am trying to do is to keep people’s special moments of daily life in a specific way. I want to “lock “ them in one framework which is composed of lots of units. And of course, those frames could represent people’s lives in some way. So the different scale and shape frame will describe the various spiritual time in our life. And these feelings will like these photos encroach on our mental world.

Public Garden Finished

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North East Elevation First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor 28

South West Elevation

North West Elevation


Detailed Section

Perspective Section 29


GEORGIA WILDLIFE FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS Architecture Design_ STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Martin SPRING 2013 LOCATION: DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

This design program has defined a concept of felting, which create multiple facade layers. From these layers demarcated the progress of felting in to them. Then penetration force between two layers which create various connections at the gap. The gap in felting created diversity spatial as the wire in the micro view. To consider these different spatial changes, will create different scenes as walk when people in this building. 30


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GEORGIA WILDLIFE FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS SITE FUNCTION

Transition Station

Commercial Parking Deck Park Bridge University

Road Hierarchy

Government

Primary Secondary

Public Space Five Min Walk distance Marta Three Min Walk distance

Library

Park

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Design Progress

Concept

Geometric Changes surface

Rotated and creat two reference elevation

puncture force

Core

punture 1

punture 2

Penetration Facade Directions

change to architectural languare

wire connected with two surface

Structure Form

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Southeast Elevation 34

Southwest Elevation


Parking

Restroom

Elevator Stairs

Gallery

Restroom & Kitchen

Ground Floor Plan Restuarant

Theater

Public Space

Second Floor Plan

Kitchen & Rest Area

Working Space

Working Space

Fifth Floor Plan

Working Space

Working Space

Seventh Floor Plan

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Building System

Building System Program

Parking

Restuarant for Public Space

Office

Company Restuarant for Employee

Circulation Space

Restroom in Each Floor

Theater

Section

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DE-CONSTUCTED BRIDGE Design Focus Studio INSTRUCTOR: Brian A. Buckner FALL 2015 LOCATION: ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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Design Proposal This project is trying to understanding of the urban fragments and translate it to the architectural experience. From large scale to human experience scale.

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Energy Society Urban Planning Studio | Team Work INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Hashas Spring 2015 LOCATION: Cobb, GEORGIA

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The project is given a real in-process design in Marietta area. This project intends to implement a better living and working environment for students from three universities. People from surrounding offices and families from neighbouring community. The neighbourhood along Cobb Parkway is divided by High energy, Mid energy and Low energy, which corresponds to three types of communities. Park, schools & offices, and housing. 41


Site Plan

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES SELECTED WORKS 2016-2017

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Riverview House Renovation Cobb, GA

Lightroom Studio 2017 Spring Dr. William Carpenter, AIAF Team Role: 3D Model, Render, Documentation SKETCHUP | AUTOCAD | PHOTOSHOP | ILLUSTRATOR|

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BEDROOM

CLOSET

CLOSET

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BEDROOM

PROPOSED SITE PLAN SOCIAL BATHROOM

DINING ROOM

SHOWER

LIVING ROOM

FIRE PIT

UP TO LOFT

CLOSET

EAST ELEVATION

CLOSET

DOWN

KITCHEN

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LIVING ROOM

PROPOSED FIRST FLOOR PLAN

MASTER BEDROOM

SOUTH ELEVATION

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AIA ATLANTA DESIGN AWARD Martin, GA

Lightroom Studio 2017 Spring Dr. William Carpenter, AIAF Team Role: 3D Model, Render SKETCHUP | AUTOCAD | PHOTOSHOP | ILLUSTRATOR The project is an artist retreat focusing on land art and the studio process in connection with nature; the counter offers residencies to artists to pursue projects with a close relationship to the environment. The proposed project is compatible with several small constructions, a cabin, bridge, and a chimney house. The whole project is a collaboration work with clients, engineers, and architects. As a member of the design team, I was making the 3D models and renderings.

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Rabb House Atlanta, GA In process

Lightroom Studio 2016 Fall Dr. William Carpenter, AIAF Team Role: Concept Design, 3D Model, Documentation SKETCHUP | AUTOCAD | PHOTOSHOP | VRAY

The design of this house valued simplicity, functionality. The architecture which draws a unique pattern having a private preference and responds to the evolving needs of the surrounding environments. The geometry of this house provides more living space in between each floor. The design concept of this project was to place the public functions of the home on the Top levels to maximise the views of the city Atlanta skyline.

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up

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Dining

Lving Room

Hallway

up

Entrance

Foyer

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up

Studio 2

Mechanical

Bath Pantry

Kitchen

Air B&B Shower

Folding Bed

Courtyard

Garage

3' 20'

roof terrace

roof

roof

roof

entrance

2

path

7'

roof

roof Fence

3'

1 A3

grass

FIRST FLOOR PLAN 3/32"=1'-0"

Fitzgerald Street

courtyard

2

down

Todd Street

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up

open to first floor

1

open to first floor

Hallway

Closet 1 A2

SITE PLAN 1/16"=1'-0"

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up

Closet

Bedroom

Bath Bedroom

Garage Roof

2 1 A4

SECOND FLOOR PLAN 3/32"=1'-0"

32’- 00”

26’- 06”

2 12’- 00” 8’- 00”

00’- 00”

down

Roof 1 A6

NORTH ELEVATION 1/16"=1'-0"

Roof Terrace

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Bridge

1

open to second floor

32’- 00”

Bathroom Master Bedroom Master Closet

22’- 00”

12’- 00”

2 1’- 6”

1 A5

2 A6

THIRD FLOOR PLAN 3/32"=1'-0"

SOUTH ELEVATION 1/16"=1'-0"

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1350 MICHIGAN AVE Detriot, MI Mcintosh Poris Asso. 2018 Winter Mr. Poris Team Role: 3D Model, Render REVIT | 3D MAX | VRAY | PHOTOSHOP This project is located in Michigan Ave in Detroit area. One week experience join in the group. The primary duty is focus on the render, which to show clients the effect perspective along the street, from front and back. How the design communication with around environment.

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PHASE 1 - VIEW 2

1350 MICHIGAN AVE February 21, 2018 © MCINTOSH PORIS ASSOCIATES 2017

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Thanks GET IN TOUCH JUN XU E-mail: xuju@umich.edu Phone: (678)-907-5750

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