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JUNRU XU GSAPP 2018-2019

jx2366@columbia.edu 3127312182

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01 VOYAGE

GSAPP Spring studio, 2019

02 DIGITAL THERAPY GARDEN GSAPP Fall studio, 2018

03 MILKY WAY IN THE CITY GSAPP Summer studio, 2018

04 LAND OF IDYLLIC BEAUTY GSAPP Fall, 2018

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01 Voyage GSAPP Spring Studio, Floating New York, Spring 2019 Site: Anable Basin. New York Instructor: Laurie Hawkinson Group work. Partner: Shuang Zhao, Zheng Xiang Role in the project: concept development, section, plan and section design, program research and design.

Public vs Private? Amazon, 2018, announced that a new headquarters at Anable Basin in Long island City is planned to be opened. The Amazon giant will bring huge population into this era, a Queens neighborhood, that is a mix of row houses, towers, and a slowly growing collection of local residential infrastructure and amenities. Conflicts, which are assumable, between the newly arrived individuals and the local public, the intensive cooperation and dispersed development, the private sector and the public, became the starting point of this project. The Voyage is an intelligent co-work campus based on an internal movement system with connections of urban circulation. “Space Decentralization” “Resource Distribution” and “Public Engagement”, the 3 main drivers lead us to design the flexible systems for all enterprises in the campus and the general public to share spaces and tools. In a larger urban context, the campus plays a role as a movement hub and distribution center.

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The Voyage

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The Voyage is an intelligent co-work campus based on an internal movement system with connections of urban circulation.

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Moving systems Flexible systems for all enterprises in the campus and the general public to share spaces and tools.

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Make Space Home Base

Civic Center

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02 Digital Therapy Garden GSAPP Fall Studio, Fall 2018 Site: Governors Island. New York Instructor: Phu Hoang, Rachely Rotem

Group work. Partner: Huiru Yang Role in the project: concept development, plans design, program research and design.

People have the tendency to present reality in social media in a brighter color than it is. This project takes a positive position to digital technology, and uses it as an enhancer of the physical world; to connect the physical and digital world. The therapy garden links these worlds and offers experiences for six senses to raise people’s awareness. We propose to add a sixth sense to the other five senses. Besides touch, hearing, smell, sight, and taste, the digital sense is integrated into all five senses, to enhance the five senses through digital mean. For example, people can experience the growth process with Augmented Reality, there will be screens projected and displayed on the meshes. Through using mesh moire to create playful space, we encourage people to experience and feel the texture of both the digital and the physical world.

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Site Strategy Units are designed with different size responding to different visiting group scale. Multiple spaces of interior, exterior, semi-interior, semi-exterior are interacted each other to create plenty of experience. Rotated units in the center of site make the building without corridors but second layer public space.

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A Therapy: Kitchen & Garden A Therapy: Kitchen & Garden

A Therapy: Kitchen & Garden

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03 Milkway in the City GSAPP Summer Studio, Here and after, Summer 2018 Site: Woodlawn, New York Instructor: Karla Rothstein Group work. Partner: Nanxi Su Role in the project: concept development, plans design, program research and design.

We propose to open Woodlawn’s boundaries, bringing the city to the cemetery, creating a luminous dialogue between the remembrance of the dead and the larger, adjacent community. Memorial space is created to provide a place for all New Yorkers – the housed and the homeless alike. A networked system connects mausoleum clusters. To preserve the limited land of the cemetery, multilevel morphologic spaces are created in response to exiting topography, vegetation, and memorials. Multifunctional public spaces are provided to increase everyday access and se and services for everyone. The process of biomethanization transforms the deceased into energy materialized as light – a temporal ritual disposition to honor and cherish the deceased, and extend access to the larger public.

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04 Land of Idyllic Beauty GSAPP Fall_ Ultra Real, Fall 2018 Instructor: Joseph Brennan Phillip Crupi Group work. Partner: Zhangzheng Yang, Mengxi Liang, Ruxiao Liu We not only think of rendering as a method of presentation but also a tool for design. In addition to learning techniques for creating ultrarealistic images, We focus on color, light, material, context, reflection, and opacity throughout the entire design project. We use V-Ray for 3D Studio Max as the main engine for exploration. We use Rhino and 3DS Max as modeling tools. The land of Idyllic beauty is the project we practice. The Idyllic place in our dream is the place far away from the urban noise, it is the place where we can meditate and find the inside peace. The traditional Chinese temple becomes the archeprototype which we develop our main pavilion from. It is in the deep forest and located at the waterfront.

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Thanks to: All the teachers I have and have not met at GSAPP. All the friends for accompanying me in this precious and happy journey. My family for supporting me.

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JUNRU XU jx2366@columbia.edu 3127312182

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