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SONGKAI LIU, DINGQI ZHOU, CONGWEI ZENG, LINGYU JIAN, YUNZHENG CHENG

Movable is Changing the World.

F l y To M e M O VA B L E M I C R O C O M M U N A L C E N T E R T H E WAY O F C H A N G I N G 2014 Competition

Captain E.O. -- “We are here to change the world” .

Communication, which is an event happens when peo-

The buildings are changing our life in different ways. However, there are still many problems coming out in our daily life, especially in our communities all through the city. People find difficulty in coming back from the Internet social network. Can we make a different thing in our city to make life better? Yes we can. Through the “Flying Cube” we are providing a new chance for communication.

Whatsapp are just “Social Life”. How can we bring people

ple meets. Chatting over Internet through Facebook or back to our new life.

COMMU N ITY

CON DIT IO N Old communities remain the traditional form of buildings and have nearly no space for people to "enjoy" their life. Things here are in a mess and even hardly create a suitable space for people's daily life.

Mass construction witho u t planning in the 1990s causes the result of the chaotic building patterns in the cities, which also leads to the difficulty of reconstruction and renovation of the old cities. Small space in the community, provide little or even no space for excercise during our daily life. Citizens are forced to join a outdoor excercise, which can be far from home, and this can be inconvenient. Developing cities build so many new residential districts which is far away from the central life space in the cities. People have to spend long time to get to the shopping center, the libraries, and the museums.


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IN PROGRESS

In the early stage, Select some communities with urgent demands to run our micro-cube system, which can be evenly distributed in the city. At the same time, mass production takes place and enlarge the whole system.

Helium Balloons

Strengthen Steel Ring

Connect Steel Cable

Turbofan Engine Supporting System

To the year 2020, the urban fringe continue growing. The region of the testing site gradually invade into the suburban districts. The network with flexible functions is primarily formed to solve community problems within a large range.

Turbofan Engine Protecting System Turbofan Rotor ( The Second Layer ) Turbofan Rotor ( The First Layer ) Hydraulic System for Stablization Top Roof Slab Roof Slab Supporting System Chandelier Connections Inner Book Shelves Composit Automatic Revolving Door

Hydraulic System

After 2030, the micro-cube network system can adapt to the rapid development of the cities and shows the tree structure of their distribution. A complete network of different functions gradually forms, which can largely help activate the whole city and lead to a better life.

Telescopic Joints

Polymer Buffer Base

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INTERACTION

B U I L D U P R E L AT I O N S H I P BETWEEN THE INTERNET AND THE SOCIAL LIFE Space Arrangement

Fat Is Not Big

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The board system in different faces can be opened in different angles. With a relatively small angle, the box becomes a more enclosure space which makes it a perfect space for quiet activities like reading. As the angle opens up, the facility becomes more social-friendly, people are welcome to get into the box and get participate in the activities. To make the social life more connected, hundreds of boxes will be put into use and create a new network in the city.

C O M M U N I T I E S

“ C O M M U N I C A T E � ?

Landing in the city

Social network become an important way to get information, this APP helps people find everything about the flying box. You can search the activities happenning around you, or book a seat for an small display in a certain box. You can even start a vote to get your own needs through the social network. It can be convenient for you to interact with any of the cubes flying in the city at any time and any places.

Search

Nearby

Reading...

Maps

Mini Library

Flying Stage

Mini Library

+ Add to Favorite 1.2 km

Cafe Shop

+ Add to Favorite 3.5 km

St. louis Community, Nanjing Road

90s Films

Fly To Me

Mini Library Walnut Community, Hunan Road

Share your interesting books with others in the city and enjoy chatting with them.

Shakespere Comedy Current Location Remaining Time

Sign In Sign Up

User 56237 A great time with some friends. Kyle Learned a lot from each other. Steven The cube is great !

Next Postion Estimate Arriving Time

Current Velocity

App Interface

Zhongshan East Road 37:20:18 Shanghai Road 06/03 12:30


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Senior Center

Mini Library

Kiosk

Photography Studio

Community Clinic

Grid Shop

Flying Stage

Community Museum

Game Center

Flower Shade

Kids Park

Talk Center

Climbing Center

Astronomical Station

Capsule Inn

Tree Holes

Remember you are always connected to the city and do not hesitate to start voting for what you expect. you will find brand new access to different functions which serve your life, and improve your life.

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E X P E R I E N C E > >

A N G L E | H E I G H T | P R O G R A M

Experience in the flying cubes becomes an effective element in the process of getting into people’s life. Different people might have various feeling while they are experiencing the same space, what really makes the difference is the space quality. Multiple factors can change people’s experience here in the cubes. By changing the angle of the opening boards, we can control the different height of the entrance for the cubes, which actually is controlling the accessibility of the area. People might need to enter the box in different ways, which provides a chance for citizens to explore the program in an interesting way. Some programs might be very open, which is more willing to share their space with the surrounding communities; and some others might be relatively as an enclosure space because they are requiring a silent space or dark space within their own room.

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S O N G K A I L I U & A L E X A N D E R VA S I L I O S D A R S I N O S

Why I Need To Communicate?

“ FAT ” S T U D I O - C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R RETHINKING OF PEOPLE’S LIFESTYLE 2015 Fall Studio

Rem Koolhaas

“Not only is BIGNESS incapable of establishing relationships with the classical city—at most, it coexists—but in the quantity and complexity of the facilities it offers, it is itself urban. BIGNESS no longer needs the city: it competes with the city; it pre-empts the city, or better still, it is the city. If urbanism generated potential and architecture exploits it, BIGNESS enlists the generosity of urbanism against the meanness of architecture. BIGNESS = urbanism vs. architecture.”

People tend to be more active when work with other people; people tend to be more confident when get advise from other people; people tend to be more creative when they get idea from their surroundings. The rapid lifestyles nowadays makes people focus more on their work, and hardly finding any space to slow down their pace and have a good drink or enjoy a good afternoon just for rest. Although some space like Airbnb and Wework begin to provide space to create possibilities for people to communicate more, they still cannot help in improving the social structure. Self Recognition becomes more and more important in the society. People are willing to be known, and willing to collaporate with other people. So many startups come out to find their own space in the city, and they are trying to make themselve get connected to the Internet, to the IOT, and to the Society itself. We can no longer judge a group by the products itself, the relationship with others becomes more important.

C H A N G I N G Life is changing, providing nice space can make people’s life better.

It is a trick to play with the SPACE, but we all know that in architecture, space can create multiple useful area for programs; in people’s life, space can even change our behavior in the city, or just in a small cafe. How to use space becomes a critical point during our design process. People always forget some space can be used in their life, since they think less about these things. But how can we bring these space back to our life and make them easy to use and willing to use?


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EXPERIMENT We started testing the possibility of using used space in a relatively small scale - the HOUSE. People may not notice that sometimes we can use more space than we think, and when that happens, the living condition can be totally different.

-HEXA HOUSEFrom the section we can see the three rooms connect to a shared public space which contains the kitchen, bathroom and living room. The room becomes a unit which canbe added to the central core and this kind of system can grow larger and more complex, and bring much more possibilities for living condition.

Private space provides area for people to enjoy their time working or resting. In this house, three people can approach their own house in a different way, and they are not sharing any space while the shape of the house is remaining as “N”. After rotating, the corridor space inside each house opens up and join into a long public space, which has great potential in some activities. The move also creates chance for people to communicate and work with each other.

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The Hexa-house is a test model of our research. The main idea in this experiment is to create more space for the rooms. Making the room with six faces gives the room a chance to have multiple areas, by ROTATING the axis in the center, the room can shift its function, which we assigned as resting space; working space and entertainment space. Each space occupied one of the six faces and form into an unique system which makes the single area triple.

Flexible space is always a good way to create area for different programs. We introduce a method of FOLDING into our design and create changable space in different conditions.

Through unfolding the long arms of the house, the “I” arms can be connected and finally creat a long space together, which provides possibility for programs like a personal gallery.

FOLDING INTO A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE


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MAIN PROJECT

NEW CONVENTION CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA, U N I T E D S TAT E S to revitalize the area. This incentive, which has drawn companies like Airbnb, Uber, Dolby, and Spotify to the City’s once blighted urban center, is now significantly transforming the population of the area with an influx of tech and is subsequently bringing the large homeless population in the area to the forefront of civic debate. As these companies take root in the city, the traditional narratives of gentrification are exacerbated by the ethos of Silicon Valley tech culture, which promotes proto-urban values (density, serendipity, indeterminacy, etc.) within self-contained mega-offices (eg. Facebook HQ, Googleplex).

The most recent tech surge in the Bay Area is shifting the center of the bubble from Silicon Valley to the heart of San Francisco’s blighted Tenderloin and Mid-Market areas. In 2011,

Fat Is Not Big Unlike Koolhaas’s notion of Bigness, Fatness is not in an adversarial relationship with the city or context. While Bigness accepts the impotence of architecture in the face of urbanism and the infrastructural city, this studio will seek to determine how Fatness can reestablish architecture’s relevance in an urban context through new strategies of scale, efficiency, program, form and structure. We will investigate how Fat, as an architectural necessity, can help overcome architecture’s indifference to urbanism and context.

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San Francisco implemented the “Twitter Tax Break,” which incentivized Twitter’s relocation to Mid-Market and drew tech firms from Silicon Valley in a bid

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C E N T E R Creating interior experience is the main thoughts for our design. The feel of large space and scale between areas give us interesting “urban” experience and village-like life style.

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PROGRAMS AVAILABLE: [convention room] [main lecture room] [projection room] [book store] [public library] [observation tower] [residential area] [market street] [exhibition center] [art gallery] [working area] [rooftop garden] [co-working space]

Axonometric

Cities with(in) Cities

C osm o p o l it a n is m

Making a block into a small city is crazy and interesting. At the same time the convention center often exists in parallel to the host city, capitalizing on the urban backdrop while simultaneously maintaining indifference to it.

Over the next few years The Standard, Yo-tel, Renoir, and others will all be completed in a six block area. Groups here in San Francisco shows their intention to work with each other. Providing such a space for them is a chance.

Lifestyle

Walking through this center you can explore the merge of mixture of different activities happening inside, such as Google’s New Release Exhibition and Tesla’s New Car Announcement at the same time, in different parts. And you can also experience lots of cafe, bars and small book stores in the center to enjoy your afternoon. The center is just like a street-based village, providing nearly everything you need. If you want, you can even live in this center for your convenience of engaging into the small society.


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MODELING

Book Store & Lobby Space | Model

L AY E R I N G The different layering in the space provide a chance for visitors and workers inside to feel the different scales of the convention center. It shifts a lot from the convention part which is on the first floor to the working and resting space which locates on the top floor. The multiple scale can meet visitors’ various needs in the center.

Perspective Section

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Cuts in the Roof | Model

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How will people experience this Center? You choose the way! Everyone has his own perception inside this convention center. Thinking of going through the huge space of the lobby near the street, the purity of the white world directly gives you a chance to identify a neat book store inside a glass box. As a convention center, the exhibition part shows its vitality here not only inside the ceter, in the district, but also has ambi-

tion to create an multi-cultural center for the city of San Francisco. San Francisco has a culture-based environment with so many different “Groups” inside the city. The convention center here is trying to become a collective space, which provides chance for the different groups get together and (not just) communicate. People are expecting to have a society which can be harmony. Here the center has an inten-

tion to do this. The convention center does not just do exhibiton or meeting things. The huge box in the city provides living possibility, working possibility, as well as party possibility etc., you

-DO YOUR OWN WAYcan find the way in your mind of creating interesting events here in the convention center. A Google new product announcement with pubs and partys? Yes!

An video game one-to-one competition with a movie festival at the same time? Yes! A special exhibition of artworks with a LGBT parade happen through the center together? Yes! Do whatever you want to keep the consistency of the space inside the context, inside the big big San Francisco. You might not notice other people working inside the center, but you can always find an inter-

esting events happening if you live inside the center. Market street also included in the space, without going out of the center, you can get whatever you need for your social life as living and working. You are asked to behave yourself as at home inside this center. “The city in the city”, as the convention center already becomes a very collective living space, we are calling it a new “village” in San Francisco, a exciting city.

Perspective Section

The interior space is trying to create relationship with people who are using it, and creating connection between different groups. With multiple cuts inside the center, you can always have a chance to look at other events happening in a different space or even look through the center. However, you cannot get through the space directly from where you see it. You have to spend your time exploring the center and find more and more interesting things. The purity of the white space can get you calm down and gives you a peaceful mind to enjoy the moments. What if you are not moving? Even you don’t move, events do. The events inside are flow all through the center and you can nearly participate into them any where you want. The parade also happens, and you can try to engage into them and enjoy! Interior Modeling

MOMENTS MAKES YOU STOP


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PLATFORMS DOES CONNECTS

Renewal Of The Canal I N T E R N AT I O N A L C O N F E R E N C E C E N T E R M U LT I - F U N C T I O N A L P U B L I C C E N T E R 2013 Fall Studio

BEIJING

TONGZHOU TIANJIN

PACIFIC OCEAN CANGZHOU SHIJIAZHUANG

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JINAN

LIAOCHENG

CHINA NANWANG

JINING

NANYANG

PEIXIAN HANZHUANG TAI'ERZHUANG PIZHOU

XUZHOU HUAI'AN

YANGZHOU ZHENJIANG

NANJING

CHANGZHOU WUXI SUZHOU JIAXING

HANGZHOU

MAP OF THE GRAND CANAL

The Grand Canal, as the most important canal in China, which provide space for the river transportation. However, in the modern society, citizens may have ignored its great convenience. Yangzhou is a very important part of the Grand Canal, the culture and the history merges here.

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The Grand Canal ( also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal ), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination. Starting at Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou, linking the Yellow River and Yangtze River. The oldest parts of the canal date back to the 5th century BC, although the various sections were finally combined during the Sui dynasty (581–618 AD). (From Wikipedia) Han Gou is known as the second oldest section of the later Grand Canal since the Hong Gou ('Canal of the Flying Geese', or 'Far-Flung Canal') most likely preceded it. So actually Yangzhou is one of the places who have a long history, and in fact, the Grand Canal, is one of the most important part in Yangzhou City.

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Theatre Part Stands for the most active part of the whole plan, the theatre appears very positive and shows its high accessible.

Display Part As an introduce to the history and development of the canal, the display center spread out all of its vitality.

Conference Part Communication center shows more elements of public space, and the connections between the different parts.

Restaurant Part Offering the most beautiful view of the canal, the restaurant gives us a great chance to deep experience the canal.

The Deck Combining the different parts in the site together, touching each other and create contact within multiple programs.

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CONNECTING

B U I L D U P R E L AT I O N S H I P BETWEEN THE SITE AND THE WAT E R , T O A C T I VAT E T H E WAT E R F R O N T A R E A

Pier Organization

Piers around the main building providing a chance for outdoor acitivities can happen. Connected to the deck, the piers presents as an extension of the builidng and touchs the water, which giving visitors oppotunity to experience the waterfront view, and adding more space for the assembly moments to happen. And those will activate the waterfront area.

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Various Entrances

Vertical Circulation

The architecture has connections in each directions with the site. The green land on the north, the main road on the east, and the grand canal on the south and west part. The Main Deck of the building plays a role as an hub, which absorbing the views from the surrounding areas, as well as providing activity space for the people who are participating.

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Atrium Lighting

Aluminium Alloy Roofing Sheet Glass Curtain Wall

Multi-Functional Rooms Spindle-Shaped Column

Auditorium & Meeting Room Intro Lobby of the Theatre

U-Glass Curtain Wall

Cantilevered Deck

Intro Space for Conference Center

Outside Parking Space

Piers Slope to the Deck

Site Surrounding Road Inside Parking Space

Main Way to the Site

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1. lobby 2. sound control room 3. light control room 4. orchestra stage 5. main stage 6. back stage 7. side stage 8. dressing room 9. equipment room 10. lounge 11. preparation room 12. toilet 13. restaurant 14. open restaurant 15. vegetation 16. control room 17. conference room 18. multi-functional room 19. deck 20. slope

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Education Rocks the Market.

Rethinking Rockefeller MEGABLOCK URBANISM PUBLIC CENTER RECONSIDERED 2015 Summer Studio

EXPLORE THE MEGABLOCK

Education marketization brings vitality and opportunity to economic development, Introducing education industry in midtown will enhance the market of the whole area. Including the market, the office, the restaurant etc., people are engaged into the system and are encoraged to use the system as part of their life.

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Knowledge as product, school as factory, the transformation of knowledge can be build up as an industry chain. The chain can serve itself together with the strong support of economy world around it. Interaction brings more possibilities to urban city, multiple fuctions create a new network here in the central city, the Rockefeller center area now becomes a ‘practical campus’ that cannot wait to rock the market. Making the complex a general area for communication, we want to put the “Campus” here where is an ecomonic center in the city, to absorb the outside community and form into our own inner system, providing a new relationship with the surrounding area. Creating the new system of Campus inside the city, making the complex a new society which has a complete workflow inside. Imagine that if you can learn inside the campus, and while you are studying, you can also get chance to practice, and to get response in the same builidng. Your get knowledge form the system, and the knowledge, as a product, are applied into the work you are doing inside the system. What you have invested are creating new vitality.


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IN PROGRESS

SITE MODEL

MegaBlock

Split Up

Creating Outline

C O M M U N I C AT I N G

Split Up Vertically

Vertical Connection

Rooftop Public Space

Horizontal Connection

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CON N ECT & CON TRAST

The new campus creates its own system in the blocks, which shows its intention to lead the site into a reform of “social structure”, and realizing its own way to organize the relationship between the school, workshops and startups etc. The idea is to get people into a kind of close proximity, so you can get these catalytic connections between different disciplines. It’s about making connections between some students who might be working in the building itself and some specialists who have experience in the real work, and that rarely happens on an academic campus, which is saying, we are bringing the knowledge into practice. Still, using architecture as a way to optimize the system is only part of the equation. There’s the curriculum, the teachers, and the industry tenants and social workers to come who will play a role in the Campus, which makes the campus an incubator. Regardless of how the campus’s plans play out, the campus will also becomes a spectacular place to experience the city life in the fantastic NYC.


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May the Light Guilds You

Follow The Light P R I VAT E G A L L E R Y D E F I N E T H E WAY O F E X P E R I E N C I N G 2013 Fall Studio

Le Corbusier

“Architecture is the skillful, accurate and magnificent plays of volumes seen in light.”

“The perception of space is directly connected to the way light integrates with it. What we see, what we experience and how we interpret the elements is affected by how light interacts with us and with the environment. Regarding architecture, in whatever dimension it can be analyzed, either as space, as material or as color, it is essentially dependant on the lighting situation that involves both the object and the observer. ” - Arkitekturskolan, December 2008

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WALKING INTO THE LIGHT

While you are exploring an gallery, there always some point which attracts you and leads you toward the next “destination”. The moment which guides you can be different things, it might be some artworks, might be a sculpture out of scale, can be a long corridor “without” ending, can be a patio which lots of people gathering. And, it also can be the LIGHT. The light leads you toward the next moment, the light leads you toward the new space, the light leads you “into” the gallery itself.


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G E N E R AT I O N

Different programs are the basic needs of the whole building. The art gallery, photography center, public venue, and the public space, requirements of people's space experience bring all the four together.

Keep integrity, which can bring different space together, the flowing space inside provide fluent experience, which can be enjoyable and the gallery becomes a union of exhibition, entertainment and communication.

Standing out of the city, the art gallery is required to stay harmony with the nature. Set location in a low elevation and relatively flat, which is ready for a construction.

Five angles point to a different high point. By pulling up the points, the gallery can be suitable into the environment, and get continuity with the mountains.

Lift up one side of the gallery to have an entrance intro space. This can be a buffer zone for communication, playground, or free stage etc. which can be compatible with the menthod of creating different public space.

A building in the nature should work with nature, interact with nature. So I "dig" a walkway through the whole building, to bring the nature into the gallery.

Taken the environment into consideration, we find that there are actually five high points around the site and they are important as they control the landscape view from the outside and inside of the gallery.

And God proceeded to say: “Let light come to be.� Then there came to be light. Bringing light into the gallry provide natural lighting environment for the exhibition.

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Learn form the past

Regeneration Of The Old Painting RETHINKING OF THE TRADITIONAL WAY S O F O R G A N I Z AT I O N 2014 Competition

Kengo Kuma

“I decided to use bamboo because it is a natural material and at the same time, it is very strong: it’s like a carbon fiber. It can create a transparent space with the minimum volume of material. I wanted people to focus on the space itself.”

TRDITIONAL+TECHNOLOGY The design brings some different traditional China elements together. The culture, mainly lyre-playing, chess, calligraphy and painting, are well organized as some of functions into the site, co-operate with the architecture, which follows the classic garden design method, involving the organization of water, stone and trees. The whole site is not just a place for the positive experience of overcoming the need for an open space in such a centeral part in the city, but also for social and individual experience of rethinking themselves, which gives a more important meaning of the project. The project also focuses on material using, combination of bamboo and wood, which is traditional Chinese building material, with steel and transparent glass, which are the modern ones, together makes the project classic, but also full of technology.

Site Condition

The painting was drawn by a late Qing artist, who is a professional painter for the emperor of China. The painting shows basic garden organization of the traditional Yangzhou garden. You can find Stone arrangement, water placement, as well as construction design there in the landscape painting. Everything is what we can learn from. In honor of the classic design of the garden, I reshape the construction structure of the buildings while keep the basic arrangement of the site. Old Painting / Regeneration


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Water Arrangement

The main buildings are usually placed beside the water, and pavilions surround the lake to see it from different points of view. The garden usually has a pond for lotus flowers, with special pavilion for viewing them. There are usually fish in the pond, with pavilions over the water for viewing them.

Stone Organization

The mountains is a symbol of virtue, stability and endurance in the philosophy, of Confucius and in the I Ching. A mountain peak on an island was also a central part of the legend of the Isles of the Immortals, and thus became a central element in many classical gardens.

They represent nature in its most vivid form, and contrast with the straight lines of the architecture and the permanence, sharp edges and immobility of the rocks. They change continually with the seasons, and provide both sounds (the sound of rain on leaves or the wind in the bamboo) and aromas to please the visitor.

Planting

Classical gardens traditionally have these structures: The ceremony hall (ting or tang), The principal pavilion (dating), The pavilion of flowers (huating), The pavilion facing the four directions (simian ting), The lotus pavilion (hehua ting), The pavilion of mandarin ducks (yuanyang ting).

Construction

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Pitched Roof with Bamboo Tiles Steel Framing System -- Purline Photovoltaic Skylight Glass Ventilating Grill

Pitched Roof with Bamboo Pipes

Wooden Floor

Inside Stairs

Handrails in the Corridor

Steel Framing System -- H Beam Colume

Slide Door

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Path in the public center give people different choice, whatever you go above ground or underground you can always find it is interesting to spend your time relax yourself here. Various space around the path bring more vitality to the whole center, which is great for people to get through them, and enjoy the exellent visual feelling.

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In the core of the public center, we design a small landscape construction here, which is in honor of the element of "Stone" in traditional Chinese Garden design. Varied height of the construction give us a concept of float mountain in the city, which bring our mind to a wilder space, making the center a better place for relaxing.

M e d i t a t i o n Lights with shadows, motion with still, culture with life, environment with human, all these things together makes a great space for people to be true and think about their life, talk about their life, and enjoy their life. And that is what the architecture really means - to give human a space for meditaion, rethinking, and reshaping.

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Plaza in the north part of the center gives people a large space for communication and entertainment. People can stay here to enjoy their life. In the morning, it also provides space for people who want to excercise but have no place to go in the past. Sunshine lays down and citizen can benefit a lot from such a intersected and multi-functional space.

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Photography S A N A A - G R A C E FA R M S Published in Archdaily on 11th Dec, 2015 D i s p l a y i n E x h i b i t i o n i n M O M A f r o m 7 t h M a r, 2 0 1 6 < A J a p a n e s e C o n s t e l l a t i o n : To y o I t o , S A N A A , a n d B e y o n d >

2015 // Architecture Selected works for Grace Farms


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Photography NEW YORK CITY ILLUSION 2015 // Architecture Selected works taken in NYC


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SONGKAI LIU Phone: 917.698.1157 E-mail:Kyleliusk@gmail.com /sl3913@columbia.edu

Portfolio - Songkai Liu - GSAPP, Columbia Unversity  

Selected works from Undergraduate school (Yangzhou University) and Graduate school (Columbia University) [Based on works in 2013-2016]

Portfolio - Songkai Liu - GSAPP, Columbia Unversity  

Selected works from Undergraduate school (Yangzhou University) and Graduate school (Columbia University) [Based on works in 2013-2016]

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