PORTFOLIO LINGYUN YANG
Candidate of MSD at University of Pennsylvania
EDUCATION University of Pennsylvania graduating Spring 2020 Philadelphia, PA School of Design Master of Science in Design
Lingyun Yang Candidate of MSD at University of Pennsylvania 267-678-8278 email@example.com
Tongji University 2006-2011 Shanghai, China College of Architecture and Urban Planning Bachelor of Architecture
EXPERIENCE Worked in Tongji Architectural Design(Group) Co., Ltd. (TJAD) Shanghai, China 2011.07-2017.05 With 6 years' employment period in TJAD from junior architect to creation architect, I have gained lots of professional experience after participating dozens of projects in different types such as museum, school, exhibition, bank, office, theater etc. Four of them are completed and three of them are under construction now. Although my job was mainly on schematic design, I also got the chance to followe the whole phases in three completed projects from schematic design to design development to construction document. Main projects list: Changsha Exhibition Center (Completed in 2017.04) Headquarter of China Tobacco Hefei Design Institution (Completed in 2017.03) Guangdong (Tanzhou) Exhibition Center (Completed in 2016.10) UnionPay Research Center (Completed in 2015.12) China Construction Bank Hefei Branch (Under Construction) Zhengzhou Art Museum (Under Construction) WuSongKou International Cruise Terminal (Under Construction) School of Life Science and Technology of Tongji University Shanxi Yuncheng Cultural Complex Guangzhou Children's Center Jiaxing Exhibition Center Gansu Province Bamboo Scripts Museum Beijing PICC Data Center Shanghai Stock Exchange Data Center Shandong Laizhou Ancient Street Constructive-Detailed Plan Shanghai Yangjing Office Building Guiyang Tuopu City Complex Shanghai Intelligent Island Industry Park Jiangxi Provincial Museum Suzhou Jiangcheng Transportation Hub China Banknote Printing and Minting Technical Research Institution Headquarter of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp.Ltd Shanghai EXPO Museum China Mobile Wuxi Branch China Merchants Bank Nanjing Branch China Agricultural Bank Hefei Branch Intern in ONA Architects, Shanghai, China 2010.4-2011.3 Schematic design of Norsia Financial Center which was an 80,000 ㎡ mixed-use complex in Jinan, China Schematic design of a 20,000 ㎡ visitor center in Hainan Schematic design of Shenzhen Guosen Headquarter Building.
SKILLS Rhino, Grasshopper, Maya, VB, Python, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keyshot, Lumion, Vray,
CONTENT Academic works 01 Self-organizational Multiplicity | 2011 Tongji 02 Performance Center | 2010 Tongji 03 Future Airport | 2018 Upenn
Professional works 01 EXPO Museum | 2012 TJAD 02 UnionPay Research Center | 2011-2015 TJAD 03 Changsha Exhibition Center | 2013-2017 TJAD
Other works 01 Installation- 2 ㎡ Nature | 2011 02 Pavilion- Landscape Vault | 2017 03 Furniture- Cat Tree | 2018 04 Pavilion- Flora 3.0 | 2018
01 Self-Organizational MultipliCITY STUDIO ALGORITHM DESIGN Tongji University 2011 Group work: Xiaokai Huang, Dong Jin Yongliang Shi Tutor: Coding, Conceptural Design, Modeling My part: VB, Rhino+Grasshopper, VRay, Illustrator Software: Rapid growth and immigration of population in city leads to the development of high-rise buildings, which in general contains isolated single function. We are exploring a future mode that various urban functions, including residence, commerce, office and transportation are highly integrated and each skyscraper becomes a micro city. In this situation, traditional MonoCITY will evolve to MultipliCITY. A generative algorithm is introduced to let the building automatically organize its complex functions according to urban light environment and program. The fundamental principle of the algorithm is based on vegetative phototropic growth, and the parameters include 'Functional Modules', 'Interconnectivity among Functional Modules', 'Light Environment', and 'Relationship between Light and Functional Modules'. This design also manages to explore a bottom-up design method, by which the form and layout of the high-rise building is 'self-organized' through the negotiations between internal program and external environment. 01
Mode Evolution With the development of high-density city, a large number of skyscrapers spring up, each containing isolated single function. We are looking for a future mode that various urban functions, including residence, commerce, office and transportation, are highly integrated and each skyscraper becomes a micro city. In this situation, traditional MonoCITY will evolve to MultipliCITY. Future Mode
R E S I D E N C E
C O M M E R C E
O F F I C E
P U B L I C
T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
2D Urban Function
Planar Urban Grid
3D Urban Function
3D Urban Grid
Discontinuous Urban Space
Continuous City Space
Parameter Functional Modules
Connection between Light and Functional Modules
Interactivity between Functional Modules
Production Infrastructure <30m
60-80m2 80-100m2 100-150m2
100-120m2 120-150m2 >150m2
Additional Office Space
Storeroom Entertain Relax 40-60m2 60-80m2 80-100m2 Rest area Meeting Storage
Self-Organization within Urban Light Environment
30-150m2 30-150m2 300-800m2 300m2 Restaurant Retail Cinema Library
Commercial/ Entertainment/ Routine
30-100m2 100-200m2 >200m2
Self-Organization within Urban Light Environment 02
1. Parameters Input
5. Distance Control
Interactivity between Light and Functional Modules
Interconnectivity among Functional Modules
2. Functional Modules Cast Distribute different function modules according to levels of light requirement from high to low.
D < 4 0 m t o m a ke t h e s a m e category close.
Light Environment Living
Structure & Envelope
Light Intensity High
D>50m to seperate Living and Office. Office
Other D< α / interconnectivity level to control distance between Living, Office and Other. Low
Distance Control to Cores β:Distance threshold Living
Cast subfunctional modules within the same category according to light requirements.
Geometric center of one category
6. Repulsion and Attraction Design the rule for Functional Modules to attract and repulse themselves to make the plan more compact.
3. Overlapping Test Adjust position if the overlapping area exceeds threshold. E:Overlap Area α:Overlap threshold E>α Attraction to core
Repulsion from core
F=D-R(x)-R(o) R(x) Vector(x)=F/N+ΣVec
ΣVec: Vector sum of one functional module to the others
When ΣVector(x)<α(the set minimum value), we get an optimal plan
7. Result Contrast 4. Light Decay
In order to avoid repetitive cast, light intensity of casted area is changed to zero. Light around casted area is decayed to 90%
Optimal plane: reasonable and compact
Inferior plane: unreasonable and incompact
840m 800m 760m 720m 680m 640m 600m 560m
Geometric center of each cagegory
440m 400m 360m 320m 280m 240m
200m 160m 120m 80m 40m 0m Ratio in plane
Typical Plane Index
Structure composition 4m
100m Slab strategy
3 in 1: stability
Atrium & Sky courtyard
Atrium is formed among three cores. In oreder to enhance vertical connection, inner atrium is used for ramps and stairs. Openings on slab without influence on structure
Opening on slab
Section & Elevation
02 Performance Center STUDIO THEATER COMPLEX Tongji University 2010 My part: Solo Tutor: Philip Yuan Software: Rhino+Grasshopper, Illustrator, Photoshop, Vray This work is exploring the spatial continuity within urban context. The new implanted mass is a piece of natural landscape embedded in city. The form and spatial organization of the architecture is to achieve the continuity between nature and city, between different city blocks, between urban space and architectural space, between inside and outside, and between up and down. UP NATURE
The site, containing two separated blocks, is located at the intersection point between Suzhou River and Huangpu River. It used to be one of the densest area in Shanghai, and daily pedestrian flow over this area is very huge. How to wisely embed a large building volume within such context becomes the major challenge of this design.
Given the site analysis, a continuous artificial landscape is proposed in order to merge urban functions with natural open space.
The shape of the artificial landscape is determined by the filed lines of pedestrian flow. Flow data at the entrances of the site to surrounding blocks are measured. The overall field lines of the site are generated according to those key nodes, and influence the final distribution of building volumes.
Little Public Space within the Dense Area
Inanimate Waterfront Space
Negative Street Space
Separated Urban Blocks and Buildings 0.5
Continuity from Ground to Roof
Continuity from Building to River
Continuity from Building to Street
Continuity from Building to Building
The overall structure is a combination of roof truss, columns, cores, central connecting frame and slabs.
Big theater 1200 seats
Sharing platform over road
Small Theater 400 seats
Step 1: Site Small theater Big theater
Roof truss & Columns
Step 3: Hill Continuous accessible roof Cores
Step 4: Valley Roof separates and forms central valley
Central connecting frame
Exhibition Restaurant & Retail
Step 5: Cave Openings on roof connect inside and outside
Theater service rooms
Theater service rooms
City Leisure Plaza
ad Zhapu Ro
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9 10 11
15.00m N 0 20
1 Sharing Platform 2 Lobby 3 Big Theater 4 Concert Hall 5 Small Theater 6 Rehearsal Room
7 Exhibition Hall 8 Theater Service Rooms 9 Leisure Platform 10 City Plaza 11 Waterfront Walkway
I-I Section 1 Sharing Platform 2 Lobby 3 Big Theater 4 Concert Hall 5 Small Theater 6 Rehearsal Room 7 Exhibition Hall
8 Theater Service Rooms 9 Observation Platform 10 City Plaza 11 Retail 12 Park 13 City Road 14 Equipment Room
8 2 7
Lobby Space Prototype
Organization of the lobby space follows the rules of Rheotomic Surface, so that floor slabs and stairs merge together creating a continuous space between different floors.
The final geometry of the Rheotomic Surface is controlled through several parameters including sloping angle, field bounds, charge potential, rotation degree.
Exhibition central spiraling tube
Main theater lobby Small theater lobby
Concert hall lobby
Main theater lobby
03 Future Airport | New York City Gateway Passenger and Cargo Terminal STUDIO MSDAAD UPenn 2018 fall Group work: Ye Huang, Yifei Wang Tutors: Ali Rahim, Brian Deluna, Ezio Blasetti, Nate Hume My part: Concept, Modeling, Drawing Software: Maya, Rhino, Illustrator, Photoshop A new airport typology can help sustain New York City's financial global leadership in the world. To maintain its leadership, export opportunities to and in developing economies are more likely to fuel growth. Long haul flights are needed and there is an increased demand from travelers flying to Asia and other emerging markets. Airports should negotiate these growth opportunities with more luxurious and efficient travel experiences. At the same time the rise of a technologically driven retail giants such as Amazon uses distribution networks that channel materials and goods to remote locations that are delivered through existing delivery networks including DHL, USPS, UPS and FedEx. The airport terminal that deals with passengers and cargo will contribute towards reducing the disparity between cities vying for financial global leadership and New York City. The new terminal will increase the relevance of JFK as a business and logistics hub making a stronger connection to global centers and strengthening development locally. The site is at JFK airport. In particular we are designing a new Gateway Hub which is the entry sequence to the airport and combining it with a cargo terminal developing a new typology for New York City's airports. 12
Regarding Eero Saarinen's TWA terminal as our preference. From its openning in 1960s, TWA Flight Center was more than a functional terminal, it was a monument to the airline and a sensational space for passengers to experience. In the last decade, Amazon has grown to be the largest online retailer. A large part of Amazon's sucess is its very sophisticated and increasingly automated logistic system which applies matrix sorting and conveying robots with great efficiency and accuracy. By combining the main features of interior apace in TWA termial with Amazon's new automated logistic system, we tried to create a new prototype of future airport which will serve both for people and cargo. It will also bring a different experience for passengers when they move with cargos and see how the conveyor system operates through interior space.
Amazon automated logistic system
TWA terminal's interior space
Plan 2F 14
Section II-II 15
01 Shanghai EXPO Museum EXPO Museum competition TJAD 2012 Group work: Xiaoqin Wen, Jian Liu Lead Architect: Qun Zeng My part: Concept, Modeling, Diagram, Plan Software: Rhino+grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, Illustrator This project discusses about the openness of an architecture towards its surrounding urban space. The major feature of this museum is its theme about EXPO, which celebrates culture fusion and gathering. Therefore, this design explores an open architectural system within urban context, through various architectural manipulations, such as dividing building, rotating the volumes, elevating the building above ground, and opening the roof and floors to urban space.
Urban Context The site is located in-between two contrasted urban scales: while most Pavilions in Shanghai EXPO are of large scale to meet the intensive requirements during the event, a lot of residential houses in a much smaller scale exist on the other side of the river.
Residential Area Huangpu River
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EXPO Central Area
Expo Site (south part)
Form Concept World Expo is a international gathering to exhibit cultural, technological and industrial achievements from all over the world. EXPO museum is a place to collect the exhibits from different countries in the event. It celebrates culture fusion and calls for an architecture of OPENESS.
Gathering of Pavilions of different countries
Stamps on one page of Expo passport
To respond the openness issue within this specific site context, we developed design strategies such as platforms, segmentations, rotations and transformations, so as to achieve an open building system. Original mass Site Openness: Low
site area:25,000 mÂ˛ building area: 40,000 mÂ˛.
Hight limit: 40m
Platform Separate building mass into three layers in vertical direction and create the layer of open space.
OPEN SPACE OFFICE & STORAGE
Expand Expand slopes to enhance platform's accessibility. Lupu Bridge
Segmentation Divide the mass into small parts.
Adjust Adjust each box according to the exhibition function program.
Reserved Land Open
Rotate each box to form inner courtyards.
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Main P edestr
Pavalion of Footprint
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Tilt the roof for sunlight and establish a dialogue with surrounding context.
Histo r build ic ing
1km to E
Spatial Organization corresponds to both function program as well as openness to environment.
According to the main themes of Expo, three patterns representing 'Human', 'Nature' and 'Technology' are incised on the facade panels.
Barrel in Box for a 4D Dynamic Theater
Big Cage a column-free space for the long dynamic show of 'Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival'
Central Void for Large and tall exhibit-the baby Miguelin.
Roof Terrace for visitors to overlook the river and EXPO buildings
Light Atrium an open atrium connecting sky and the platform introduces sunshine and fresh air to internal space
Barrel Lobby a 32m high barrel space with skylights serves as a communication core connecting all floors
Floating Island High space with a floating floor for tall exhibits
B-B Section 14.1
0 5 10
5 6 22
C-C Section 1 Lobby 2 Lounge 3 Shop 4 Bookstore 5 Coffee bar 6 Restaurant 7 Exhibition Rooms 7.1 Temporary Exhibition Room 7.2 Future Expo 7.3 Bureau of International Expositions 7.4 History of Expo 7.5 2010 Shanghai Expo
8 4D Cinema 9 Courtyard Loop 10 Lecture Hall 11 Flag Forest 12 Platform 13 Plaza 14 Office 14.1 Laboratory Office 14.2 Property Management 14.3 Museum Office 14.4 Culture Center Office 15 Storeroom
16 Prervation Labortary 17 Cultural Communication Center 18 Exhibition Plot Room 19 Display Design Room 20 Technique Room 21 Bicycle Parking 22 Underground Parking 23 Historic Building N
02 Changsha Exhibition Center Completed project TJAD 2013-2017 Group work: Xiaoqin Wen, Jian Liu, Erqing Fang Lead Architect: Qun Zeng My part: Schematic design: Concept, Modeling, Diagram, General plan Design development: Elevation, Section, Curtain Wall Details, Landscape design Construction Document: Elevation, Section, Curtain Wall Details, Landscape design As the landmark building of Changsha, 12 exhibition halls look like giant tents revealing a contrast between lightness and heaviness, softness and stiffness, void and solid. The corrugated roof profile of the exhibition center reflects the nearby shimmering river and forms a highlight of the urban skyline. The geometry of the roof is achieved by a rational beam string structure, which enables flexible large-span space to meet the function requirements of an exhibition center.
Under Construction Drawing
03 UnionPay Research Center Completed project TJAD 2011-2015 Group work: Xiaoqin Wen; Xiwen Chen Lead Architect: Qun Zeng My part: Schematic design: Concept, Modeling, Diagram, General plan, Elevation, Section Design development: General plan, Elevation, Section, Curtain Wall Details, Landscape design Construction Document: General plan, Elevation, Section, Curtain Wall Details, Landscape design
Conference & Entertainment
Lobby UnionPay Research Center is situated in UnionPay headquarter park in Shanghai. In this design, we tried to insert a new building within the existing urban environment. The new building should coordinate well with existing five office buildings, responding their form and materials.
Existing Five Buildings
Collage of Form and Materials
Stone curtain wall
Customer Service Center
Hidden Framing glass curtain wall
Data Processing Center
sc ap e
Glass curtain wall 1
lt Be Training Center
Glass curtain wall 2
Glass curtain wall 3
1 Lobby 2 Conference room 3 Exhibition hall 4 Property management office 5 Fire control room 6 Dining room
Corrugated aluminum plate
7 Data room 8 Kitchen 9 Office 10 Manager office 11 Parking N
0 5 10
7 5 1
2 6 2
Second Floor Section II-II
01 2m2 Nature Installation
02 Vault Pavilion
ONA architects 2012 Group work: Lebin Han Tutor: Shiying Liu Software: Rhino+grasshopper
Digital Furture Workshop 2017 Group work: Solo Tutor: Philippe Block Software: Rhino+ RhinoVAULT, Grasshopper
The installation responds to urban people's desire for nature. It's inspired by light and shadow patterns of trees. Wandering under trees with sunlight falling through leaves, people see the dancing light and shadow on the ground, which forms a type of natural contrast between transparency and opaqueness, pleasant and peaceful. The design intends to highlight and enhance this moving contrast, and create a space providing a new type of experience.
This is a study of compression-only vaults. It focuses on analysis of masonry structures, graphical design methods and computational form finding in vault. The 3d printing model is assembled with dozens of small pieces of bricks and there was no glue between them, which means that it can stand merely relying on compression force between bricks. As a pavilion, it creates a intersection vault form merging well into landscape and people can walk on or under the vault to get different space experience.
Coarse Form Diagram
Smooth Form Diagram
Equilibrium(Horizontal) Form Diagram
03 The Batwing Cat Tree
04 Flora 3.0
2018 Group work: Solo Tutor: Jiong Xu Software: Rhino+grasshopper, TSpline, Keyshot
Digital Future Workshop 2018 Group work: Xiao Zhang, Qinyang Qian, Yuanjie Yv, Xueshan Bai, Naisi Hua, Minjun Chen, Jiayu Chen, Yunqi Wei, Zhuohui Zhu, Jiajie Yang Tutor: Jiong Xu Software: Rhino+Grasshopper
Nowadays, pet cat furniture are popular for cat lovers. I would like to design a cat tree in terms of the nature of cats who like to climb and crawl through holes. This cat tree derived from the study of Batwing Minimal Surface and created an interesting recreational space for cats. It's not only a playground for your pets but also an art object for your home.
Flora3.0 is a digital fabricated pavilion using a kind of "PVC laser film" which can reflect different colors of sunlight and create a fantastic light environment. This Installation was made up of three steel tubes with continuous curvature, and then covered with PVC film. The entire membrane formed a Mobius shape with three points anchoring on ground. In order to assemble each component correctly, each piece of membrane and every joint should be calculated and cut precisely.