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KE LIU

Master of Science in Design ( Advanced Architectural Design) PennDesign, 2017 Candidate


PROFESSIONAL WORKS 02/2018 - Present , Laguarda Low Architects / Architectural Designer Taiyuan Jinyang Lake Commercial Village / China, Taiyuan, commecial masterplan and architectural design Nanjing OCT Happy Harbour / China, Nanjing, mixed use and commercial masterplan Shanghai Zhongzhou Huinan Mall / China, Shanghai, shopping mall and interior design

05/2017 – 08/2017 , DIGSAU Architecture / Architectural Intern Yards Brewery / Philadelphia, PA 55,000 sq. Ft, warehouse-renovated brewery EPPLAC, The Discovery Center / Philadelphia, PA 16,000 sq. Ft, reservoir-site environmental education center West Parkside Youth Sports Facility / Philadelphia, PA 315,000 sq. Ft, community and sports facility

07/2015 - 09/2015, META-PROJECT / Architectural Intern META-Project Beijing Office / Beijing, China 3,200 sq. Ft, workplace of the architectural firm

12/2015 - 01/2016, HIT Architectural Design Institution / Architectural Intern Zhengzhou Opera House / Zhengzhou, China 1356,000 sq. Ft, opera house


TAIYUAN JINYANG COMMERCIAL MASTERPLAN Program: Waterfront commercial village masterplan and architectural design Laguarda.Low Architects / 2018.05 - Present Phase: Schematic Design & Design Development Software: Rhino, Vray, AutoCAD

Responsibilities: • Coordinate with professional rendering company to produce professional aerial views • Coordinate with client on project’s schedule and deliveries • 3D modeling in Rhino for massing and elevation design • Produce plan drawing in AutoCAD • Research local design code and assist project architect with code analysis • Developed 3D renderings for in-house review and client meetings in Rhino and Vray


TAIYUAN JINYANG COMMERCIAL MASTERPLAN Program: Waterfront commercial village masterplan and architectural design Laguarda.Low Architects / 2018.05 - Present Phase: Schematic Design & Design Development Software: Rhino, Vray, AutoCAD

Responsibilities: • Coordinate with professional rendering company to produce professional aerial views • Coordinate with client on project’s schedule and deliveries • 3D modeling in Rhino for massing and elevation design • Produce plan drawing in AutoCAD • Research local design code and assist project architect with code analysis • Developed 3D renderings for in-house review and client meetings in Rhino and Vray

In-house rendering for commercial street

In-house rendering for commercial street


YARDS BREWERY Program: 55,000 sq. Ft, warehouse-renovated brewery, Philadelphia, PA Intern Project in DIGSAU Architecture / Summer 2017 Phase: Construcion Administration Software: Revit, Rhino, Vray

Responsibilities: • Developed 3D renderings for in-house review and client meetings in Autodesk Raytracer in Revit. • Provided support on the CA team by designing iterations on detailed objects and developing drawings in Revit. • Contacted material suppliers and retailers for purchasing samples and negotiating the price.

Entrance Merchant Millwork Design


YARDS BREWERY

Exterior Patio Design

Bar Structure Design

Interior Metal Panel Design


META-PROJECT ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE Program: Workplace for Architectural Design Firm Intern Project in META-Project / Fall 2015 Software: SketchUp, AutoCAD Phase: All Phases

Model-Making Wall Second Floor Plan


META-PROJECT ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE Program: Workplace for Architectural Design Firm Intern Project in META-Project / Fall 2015 Software: SketchUp, AutoCAD Phase: All Phases

Third Floor Plan

First Floor Plan


EPPLAC, THE DISCOVERY CENTER Program: 16,000 sq. Ft, reservoir-site environmental education center, Philadelphia, PA Intern Project in DIGSAU Architecture / Summer 2017 Phase: Construcion Documentation Software: Revit, Rhino, Vray, Grasshopper

Responsibilities: • Worked with the Project Architect on preparing detail and interior elevation drawing in Revit in CD phase. • Researched the birds’ nesting habit and the safeguard to prevent birds from hitting glass, and developed related facade design and detail design.


WEST PARKSIDE YOUTH SPORTS FACILITY Program: 315,000 sq. Ft, community and sports facility, Philadelphia, PA Intern Project in DIGSAU Architecture / Summer 2017 Software: Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper Phase: Schematic Design

Responsibilities: • Attended the project’s coordination meetings with community and the Community Design Collaborative representatives. • Developed multiple iterations for front elevation design in Rhino and grasshopper. • Produced concept drawings and presentation images for the client meetings.

The site strategy for the WPYSF, proposed in this study, considers the WPD Plan by limiting its extents to the northern edge of the proposed Leidy Street. In addition, the proposed strategy for phasing the project includes two options for Phase Two, based on the WPD Plan recommendation to move the Streets Department’s Salt Storage Facility, currently located on Parkside Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets. Phase Two Option A offers a site strategy which could be implemented independently from the Streets Department’s Salt Storage Facility relocation. Phase Two Option B is dependent on the facility’s relocation. The design of Phase One, which is the same in both Phase Two options, places the main entry to the complex on the corner of Parkside Avenue and 49th Street in order to allow for maximum phasing flexibility, create a welcoming presence on Parkside Avenue, and provide a walkable route for the neighboring students.

Second Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Facade Design Option 1

Facade Design Option 4

Facade Design Option 2

Facade Design Option 5

Facade Design Option 3

Facade Design Option 6

Phase Diagram


ACADEMIC WORKS _BARCH 08/2011 - 06/2016, Harbin Institute of Technology La Coruna Industrial Port Renovation Breathing Balcony: Innovative Balcony Design Architectural School Expansion Long-span Raincoat Pavilion


LA CORUNA INDUSTRIAL PORT RENOVATION Program: Industrial Port Renovation, Waterfront Cultural Center (Urban Design + Architectural Design) HIT School of Architecture / Undergraduate Thesis / Instructor: Peng Luo, Yu Dong Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Vray

Challenges of the renewal of the old industrial port of La coruna: Firstly, quick expansion of the city has produced low-quality urban spaces. Secondly, old industry facilities has blocked the view from the port to the surrounding cityscape and the sea. Thirdly, redesign of the port could be a chance for new industries and bring opportunities to a boom of the economy of La coruna. The aim is to create new opportunities for the city in the process of the renewal of the port, to realize the redevelopment of both economy and culture. The new port will not only be a public space for citizens and tourists, but also a highlight point of the city culture and economic opportunities.


Program: Industrial Port Renovation, Waterfront Cultural Center (Urban Design + Architectural Design) HIT School of Architecture / Undergraduate Thesis / Instructor: Peng Luo, Yu Dong Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Vray

The main architecture in this portrenewal project is a waterfront museum and cultural center. Underground floor is composed of exhibition zone, storage zone, equipment zone and office zone. First floor is mainly composed of traffic space and entrance hall, and a souvenir shop. The second floor, shaped as a huge ring, is the most important space in this museum and functionally works as the sightseeing center. There is a coastal bookstore, a reading room and a cultural experience center in the ring, providing a continual and transparent s p a c i a l ex p e r i e n c e a n d s i g h t s e e i n g experience for the visitors.


Program: Industrial Port Renovation, Waterfront Cultural Center (Urban Design + Architectural Design) HIT School of Architecture / Undergraduate Thesis / Instructor: Peng Luo, Yu Dong Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Vray

The three storeys of the building are integrated by three main traffic cores, which also act as the strctural support for the central ring. And they are connected to the sunken squares, used as an outdoor exhibition zone and leisure space for activities and festivals. Thus a fluent circulation for both the visitors and staffs is formed. top surface

roof-supporting rib

floorslab

floorslab-supporting system

arch shell

arch bridge

1 Roof covering 1.2mm EPDM waterproof membrane 90mm foam glass insulation 0.2mm polyethylene film 2 90/180/20mm preoxidized angle steel 3 metal panel 4 70mm profiled steel sheeting cladding 5 125mm gutter 6 3mm aluminium plate 7 aluminium sun louver 8 tempered safety glass


LONG-SPAN WOOD RAINCOAT PAVILION Program: Wood-Structure Pavilion HIT School of Architecture / Spring Semester 2015 / Instructor: Peng Luo Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD Balance between citizens and tourists is an issue in many urban historical squares, especially in Sophia Church square in Harbin. Sophia Church is the center of the square and a Russian-style historical legacy, attracting millions of tourists every year. Surrounding the square are supermarkets and shopping centers. However, this causes a gap between the square and Harbin citizens. Lacking of activities and the enomous scale of the square make it a passway for shopping malls. Only tourists stop by and take pictures. To abate this gap , a concept of sub-square is put forward. The solution is to insert an architecture of an adequate scale and try to bring citizens back to the historical legacy, and to promote the interaction between people and the square.


Program: Wood-Structure Pavilion HIT School of Architecture / Spring Semester 2015 / Instructor: Peng Luo Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD

Activity Planning

Process Models: Functional Structures

Seating Design


UNITED LIFESTYLE Program: Prefabricated housing HIT School of Architecture / Fall Semester 2014 Individual Work Software: Sketchup, AutoCAD, Photoshop

Ground Floor Plan

This is a multi-family housing project discussing two essential topics in residential design: sufficient sunlight and household composition. The site is in North China, where there’s a strict code on the sunlight duration in winter for residential buildings. By proposing a scheme with the combination of three unit types : single household, couple household and family household, and stacking up them up according to the most daylighting amount, I optimized the traditional apartment living with limited sunlight and communication within residents, and created a new way of hybridizing families and connecting people. The ambition is to re-define the vertically aligned and repetitive living units into a diagonally arranged apartment, with outdoor corridors connecting each unit and creating communication spaces.

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

Fourth Floor Plan


UNITED LIFESTYLE

Outdoor corridor

Program: Prefabricated housing HIT School of Architecture / Fall Semester 2014 Individual Work Software: Sketchup, AutoCAD, Photoshop Stair system

Core vertical transportation

Single household unit

North-facing balcony

Planting room for each household

Rooftop zone

Couple household unit

Family household unit


BREATHING BALCONY Program: Innovative Balcony HIT School of Architecture / Fall Semester 2015 Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Vray


Program: Innovative Balcony HIT School of Architecture / Fall Semester 2015 Individual Work Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Vray

Breathing Balcony is a new solution to the narrow living environment in Hong Kong. With a combination of structure and furniture, the balcony becomes a movable residential component. The balcony can be a place acting various kinds of reactions to the users, and it has a good conversation to the light and the shadow. It delves into many constructive issues like the material, the mechanism and the step of construction, The breathing balcony will expand the living space and create a more active environment

Joint Detail


ARCHITECTURAL SCHOOL EXPANSION Program: Architectural Design School HIT School of Architecture / Fall Semester 2014 / Instructor: Chong, Bu Individual Work Software: Rhino, AutoCAD, Vray The program, which is designed for the architectural school as well as the surrounding communities, is located in a narrow site between the school and the historical garden. The former building was shaped as a six-floor rectangular solid, acting as an impenetrable boundary which totally blocked the possible interactions between the school and the garden(a communal activity field for the surrounding communities). Also, the road as the city infrastructure rigorously divided the two blocks and built an invisible wall on people’s minds. The approach is to break the boundary and insert a public platform between these two blocks for school-community possibilities, not only a place to learn, but also a place to connect.


Program: Architectural Design School HIT School of Architecture / Fall Semester 2014 / Instructor: Chong, Bu Individual Work Software: Rhino, AutoCAD, Vray

The public activity field includes interior and outdoor zones. Interior zone acts as a public library functionally, offering a space for communal education through reading and helding open classes. Outdoor zone acts as a design commenting field functionally, attracting surrounding residents to take part in the architectural reviewing togather with students and falcuties. The public acitvity field also acts as a connection between these two blocks: the educational institution and the historical garden.It’s like a bridge breaking the boundary brought up by city infrastructure. The architecture as city landscape is the extension of both the school and the garden, and melt these city, cultural and functional contexts together.

Third Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan


ACADEMIC WORKS_ MARCH II 08/2016 - 12/2017, University of Pennsylvania Infinite Flaneur: Hyperloop Station, Manufacture Center, Airship Loading Deck Vertical Abyss: Mini-housing Residential Tower Wooded hills, flowing rills: Vertical farming, Food education center, Therapy center Weaving: Fashion Industry Complex


WOODED HILLS, FLOWING RILLS Program: Vertical farming, Food education center, Therapy center Penndesign / Fall semester 2017 Instructor: IĂąaki Echeverria Collaborator: Liangqi Song Software: Rhino, Vray

We start the design from inner water circulation. The demand for water can be divided into three parts: water for hydroponics farming, water for aquaponics farming and domestic water for other parts of the building. Fish in aquaponics farm produce grey water with nutrition, which can be used by vegetables in hydroponics farm, and simultaneously purified by the plants. So we make use of this technology and create these water loops in our design. There are also water purifying installation on the surface, taking advantage of the valley shape of the building to clean and collect rainwater.

1.0 RESEARCH _farming technique and system _water loop system


WOODED HILLS, FLOWING RILLS

This is a section cut of the building that illuminates both the tour of water and the tour of people. The medium for the tour of water are pipes, which also work as planting plates for vegetables. They are attached to inner surfaces of the building and create interior landscape. We also use the grey spaces inside the building structure for water storage and transportation. The water purifying plant boxes are stacked up to create a slope for waterfall and mountain-like landscape, and a larger scale of them work as living units, providing accommodation for patients in the therapy center. People can approach the building both through the runways in the southern wing and the open forest in the northern wing, then discover various farming technologies in indoor farming spaces of various characters. They can also choose to take a boat tour in the fish tank and admire a integration of natural waterfall and artificial technologies. While the northern wing is a more dynamic and vibrant farming realm for tourists and visitors, the southern wing has a quiet and hospitable atmosphere. It’s a combination of massive production food factory , therapy center and residential, with landscape flowing inside the system, which is a calm and tranquil place for both residents, patients and staff.

Program: Vertical farming, Food education center, Therapy center Penndesign / Fall semester 2017 Instructor: Iñaki Echeverria Collaborator: Liangqi Song Software: Rhino, Vray

WATER TANK WATER PUMP

THERAPY CENTER

LIVING UNIT

WATER-PURIFYING PLANT BOX FOOD BOARD FARMING DISCOVERY BIKE ENTRANCE GREEN HOUSE WATERFALL PLAZA

INDOOR MASSIVE FOOD PRODUCTION

PICNIC

MARKET

FISHING

FISH TANK CAFE

SECTION A

2.0 PROJECT _cut-away view _architectural drawings _views and models


WOODED HILLS, FLOWING RILLS Program: Vertical farming, Food education center, Therapy center Penndesign / Fall semester 2017 Instructor: Iñaki Echeverria Collaborator: Liangqi Song Software: Rhino, Vray

HYDROPONICS PLANTING EXPERIENCE This part of the building provides an extraodinary scenario of merging various planting techniques together with a sculptural architectural space. The water tank at the basement hybridized multi-activities including fishing, boating and picking , as well as serving as the energy tank for the whole water-circulation system.

VEGETABLE PROCESSING FACTORY LOADING AREA

FISH TANK FOOD RETAIL CAFE

KITCHEN

OFFICES

FISH PROCESSING FACTORY

RETAIL BIKE

FISH EDUCATION

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

WATER -PURIFYING PLANT BOX The interior vertical farming is mainly in the northern wing of the building. It’s connected with the therapy center and residential units, and has a tremendous view to the waterfall valley. The valley is composed of purifying installations, and can be reached through catwalks connected to inside of the building.


WOODED HILLS, FLOWING RILLS Program: Vertical farming, Food education center, Therapy center Penndesign / Fall semester 2017 Instructor: Iñaki Echeverria Collaborator: Liangqi Song Software: Rhino, Vray

A

TEMPELHOF TERMINAL

ENTRANCE TO TANK

MAIN ROAD LOADING AREA

OUTDOOR

FAMILY FOOD EDUCATION GREENHOUSE FOR SMALL FOOD BUSINESS

RUNWAY TO THE NEW BUILDING

A

ENTRANCE TO FISH

SITE PLAN

This is the interior view of the farming experiencing center. People can watch movies of food and do farming work simultaneously, and bikers can ride through the space on a long ramp.

Bottom: . This is a view to the main entrance. The bike lanes are lifted like ribbons and weaved into the surface of the building, while the surrounding landscape, which is also outdoor farmland, flows along the curves of the ribbons and extend toward the further field. The mountain-like northern wing is gradually exposed to runners as they move up along the runways, and they will enjoy a full panorama of berlin as they reach the highest point.

2.0 PROJECT _cut-away view _architectural drawings _views and models


INFINITE FLANEUR Program: Hyperloop Station, Manufacture Center, Airship Loading Deck Penndesign / Spring semester 2017 Instructor: Robert Stuart-Smith Collaborator: Yuhan Bian Software: Maya, Rhino, Processing, Keyshot

1.0 RESEARCH _pattern generated from swarm study _strange object composition _hyperloop, autonomous van and airship program study


INFINITE FLANEUR Program: Hyperloop Station, Manufacture Center, Airship Loading Deck Penndesign / Spring semester 2017 Instructor: Robert Stuart-Smith Collaborator: Yuhan Bian Software: Maya, Rhino, Processing, Keyshot

Pod parking

Apartment Hyperloop

Pod

Small airship

Balcony

Large airship

3D printer Kiva Robotic arm Material conveyor Hyperloop Capsule Hyperloop Pod for cargo Pod for human

Retail Platform

2.0 PROJECT _cut-away view _perspective views _architectural drawings


INFINITE FLANEUR Program: Hyperloop Station, Manufacture Center, Airship Loading Deck Penndesign / Spring semester 2017 Instructor: Robert Stuart-Smith Collaborator: Yuhan Bian Software: Maya, Rhino, Processing, Keyshot 1 Manufacture Center 2 Airship Loading Deck 3 Hyperloop Station

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FSC-certified white louro rainscreen cladding and soffit lining material seam

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2.0 PROJECT _cut-away view _perspective views _architectural drawings


VERTICAL ABYSS Program: Mini-housing Residential Tower Penndesign / Fall semester 2016 / Instructor: Ali Rahim, Ezio Blasetti, Nate Hume, Robert Neumayr Collaborator: Angeliki Tzifa, Dongliang Li Software: Maya, Rhino, Maxwell, Keyshot

The increasing desirability of calling New York home has caused a phenomenon that appears for the first time in decades: more people are moving to or staying in the city than leaving. The city’s renaissance since the 1990s has drawn thousands of new residents; today’s population of 8.5 million is the highest it has ever been and this number will continue to rise. However, the attractiveness of the city has led to a highly competitive housing market, with units fitting only for the uber-rich. At the same time, the available housing fails to offer a different atmosphere or “sense of place” that can lead to a different experience for its residents and differentiate the units in this increasingly saturated market. The Vertical Abyss project, redefines the concept of housing, as an asset that can give its residents a different effect-atmosphere. Taking into consideration the principles of micro-housing, the occupied space within the tower is maximized and optimized by stacking specific units. As for the units themselves, their height is maximized and the footprint is minimized. The extreme vertical space can command an increase to the asset value by up to 30%, in this competitive market. In addition to that the verticality that occurs can have a profound effect on one’s subjective perception of their environment and their conscious feelings about those spaces. The emotional aspects of the environmental experience and the perception of space is changed, as the magnitude of the height can inspire awe and other feelings incidental to it. Vertical voids are proposed as a transitional space between the apartments. These voids can function both as additional interior spaces that can be used by each apartment as well as a bigger vertical interior space that can be experienced as a promenade inside the building. In addition to that, the volume of these voids is calculated as an addition to the overall height of the tower. In this way, the height of the tower is maximized, but on the one hand, the tower can accommodate more units and at the same time it can be the tallest tower in Manhattan, functioning also as a landmark. This tower consists of 136 units, each one approximately 300 square feet. The living spaces are distributed vertically in a zone that includes only the necessary equipment or furniture for each room. A moving platform can also dock to them, forming in that way a self-contained living space. For the residents to more profoundly experience these “sublime” spaces, each unit has its own private access to each floor, so in that way the residents can experience the verticality on their own. Another feature that is introduced is the balconies. These can be found on the façade as well as in the interior vertical voids. Lastly, the façade works as a massive structure that can hold the units, and encapsulate the necessary infrastructure and vertical movement for the whole tower. At the end, these cathedral-feeling spaces can be considered as a personal skyscraper.

2.0 PROJECT _3D-printed model and asset argument _elevation and section _plan and overall gesture


VERTICAL ABYSS Program: Mini-housing Residential Tower Penndesign / Fall semester 2016 / Instructor: Ali Rahim, Ezio Blasetti, Nate Hume, Robert Neumayr Collaborator: Angeliki Tzifa, Dongliang Li Software: Maya, Rhino, Maxwell, Keyshot

The increasing desirability of calling New York home has caused a phenomenon that appears for the first time in decades: more people are moving to or staying in the city than leaving. The city’s renaissance since the 1990s has drawn thousands of new residents; today’s population of 8.5 million is the highest it has ever been and this number will continue to rise. However, the attractiveness of the city has led to a highly competitive housing market, with units fitting only for the uber-rich. At the same time, the available housing fails to offer a different atmosphere or “sense of place” that can lead to a different experience for its residents and differentiate the units in this increasingly saturated market. The Vertical Abyss project, redefines the concept of housing, as an asset that can give its residents a different effect-atmosphere.

2.0 PROJECT _3D-printed model and asset argument _elevation and section _plan and overall gesture


VERTICAL ABYSS Program: Mini-housing Residential Tower Penndesign / Fall semester 2016 / Instructor: Ali Rahim, Ezio Blasetti, Nate Hume, Robert Neumayr Collaborator: Angeliki Tzifa, Dongliang Li Software: Maya, Rhino, Maxwell, Keyshot

Single-Room Unit Floor Plan

Family-Room Unit Floor Plan

Taking into consideration the principles of micro-housing, the occupied space within the tower is maximized and optimized by stacking specific units. As for the units themselves, their height is maximized and the footprint is minimized. The extreme vertical space can command an increase to the asset value by up to 30%, in this competitive market. In addition to that the verticality that occurs can have a profound effect on one’s subjective perception of their environment and their conscious feelings about those spaces. The emotional aspects of the environmental experience and the perception of space is changed, as the magnitude of the height can inspire awe and other feelings incidental to it.

2.0 PROJECT _3D-printed model and asset argument _elevation and section _plan and overall gesture


OTHER WORKS


CARBON FIBER INSTALLATION

ASSYMMETRICAL PAVILION DESIGN

PennDesign / Fall Semester 2016 Course: Immersive Kinematics Instructor: Simon Kim

PennDesign / Fall Semester 2017 Course: Pattern of Architecture Instructor: David Salomon


Program: MOMA PS1 Pavilion

Program: Memorial Plaza

PennDesign/ Summer Semester 2016 Individual work Software: Maya, Rhino, Keyshot

HIT School of Architecture / Spring Semester 2014 / Instructor: Chong, Bu Individual Work Software: SketchUp, AutoCAD


Program: Warterfront Urban Design using Prcessing

Program: Elevated Bike Way for Sport Park Renovation

HIT School of Architecture/ Summer Semester 2015 Collaborative work Software: Rhino, AutoCAD, Processing

Taiwan Chengkung University/ Fall Semester 2014 / Instructor: Deren Chen Individual Work Software: Rhino, AutoCAD, Vray

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