I think of architecture as a result of its own logic, the logic that generates a certain phenomenological experience. I am fascinated in the architectual phenomenen in the Lived World, the world of the natural standpoint.
ORIGIN of Theater
The student activity center in TJP University
PATIERN of Market
Flea market in an urban village
MUTATION of Library
The public library in Terazijska Terasa
REVIVAL of Facade
Office tower and commercial complex
Other Works City research and construcion works
Name of project: The student activity centre Location : Tianjin, China Individual Academic Work 8th semeste r, March, 2012 Supervisor: Dr. Sheng Qiang shengqiang1234@hotma il.com
The origin of theatre is the feeling that gathers people, and concentrating their attentions to a central area,which is the beginning of a stage. The feeling is related to some geometric feature, such as. the centrality in plan and steps in section.
It is human nature to step down from stairs to get close to the water. As all the shores of the lake are abrupt straight banks, the stratage of the north shore is to create public steps towards the water and sunshine, a place where the students can really enjoy the lake view. 3
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The basic geometric feature that defines a theater is the centralized steps. The semi-eclosed place gives a sence of actor and audience characters, and stimulates gatherings and shows.
The grand escalier before an auditotium has long been a place of social life. It is a common ground which eliminates the characters of actor and audience, generating an atmosphere of openness.
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The gallery under the slope provides a flat and open space, an extension ofthe public realm.
The prototype of the gallery is a historical reference of the plaza before a Greek amphitheatre, allowing spontaneous social life and club activities on campus.
The steps of waterfront forms a grandstand towards the lake, a natural expression of publicity.
The curves of the steps generates a gathering and focusing ten dance of audience.
The broad grandstand gives a theatre feeling, defining a territory of performance of all kinds.
The inserted boxes set several sections on the wide steps, defining the professional theatres in the boxes and the informal theatres between the boxes.
Rehearsa l Stud io
DODD DODD DOD DODD Passage
Office & Service
Geometry Manipulation of primary geometry based on theater typology.
Inside the Box F onnal theatres
Office & Interview
Outside the Box Informal theatres
Lobby & Cafe
Wing of Theatre
Skylight in Lobby
Name of project: Flea market in an urban village Location: Tianjin, China Individual academic work 8th semester, May, 2012 Supervisor: Dr. Sheng Qiang firstname.lastname@example.org
The flea market is an excellent example of self-organization study, where vendor stalls and customers follow simple disciplines, and forms a spontaneous pattern.
A flea market is always the matter that keeps an undeveloped area alive.
Context and Inhabitants The different residential building types form a hybrid urban fabric, and the flea market phenomenon takes place in the intersection of the clusters. The newly developed point block have a huge setback from the road, leaving an undefined ground, which is now occupied as the flea market.
Flea market and Waste Industry The market is deeply rooted in the context, and a serious of joints can be found in the network of fluid space that supports the flea market. A major rubbish dump in the area is at the back of the market, interconnected with the stalls and a higher waste network.
Collective Behaviors Continuous Shooting 3 Cameras were set in the towers and the low rise building beside the site, to get a whole view of the site and surroundings. The shutter was pressed every 3 seconds, recording the position of the people in the market.
Frame by frame I point out every person in the scene and draw a track for each of them.
Processing of Average Speed With a orthogonal grid in the perspectives and the plan, the points were transferred on the plane, making it post=O"
sible to pursue higher resolution data processing, the average speed mapping.
The speed map indicates the pedestrian volume of each possible path, and shows the pass and stay rate, hight=3"
lighting the active spots in the site.
Paths and Ground cover
The site is a large, undefined plot, allowing passing
To define the passage-stall linear pattern, a rainbow of
straight through the area.
groud cover lines of different materials are paved.
The speed map shows a serious of potential straight
The new pavage will set a spontaneous process of
passing lines as the primary paths that offers shotcuts
the gathering stalls, and integrate with the context in
of the roads near the site.
terms of the structure of space.
Axises and Structure
The structure follows the pattern of space, and form s 4
The form of the roof is a result of the structure of the
groups of parallel axises.
space, the flea market pattern defined by the pavage
A row of columns defines a stall and storage space and
and the vertical elements.
one of cab les defines a passage.
Though a botton-up process, the roof forms a collection of parallel tents.
Infrastructure and Program
1 Garbage Dump 2: Parking and Stall 3, Passage 4, Hall 5, Street Shop 6, Entrance 7 Urban Village Neighborhood
Objects and Behaviour
In a broad area, the behaviours of people are influenced by many small factors. In a market, the histology is defined mainly by ground cover, and some neutral elements.
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The roof follows the flow of people, defines an informal territory. On both sides of the roof, the structure is anchored to the ground and emerge with the context.
Name of project: The public library in Terazijska Terasa Location : Belgrade, Serbia Academic studio work Partner: Qiao Xin Contribution: concept, proposal, drawings, modelling 9th semester, October, 2012 Supervisor: Dr. Sheng Qiang email@example.com Prof. Zhao Jianbo zjb _3000@ 126.com
The library is not just a store of information, but a place that provide s intensive stimulation, and a library feeling. Atrium and wall shelves are elements that reca ll a library feeling.
The border of the building follows the coherent street wall, and parallel to the surrounding buildings. The atrium is defined by the roads and blocks axises.
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The typical linear array pattern forms a standard, anonymous place like a supermarket. The search of books is an indirect process with the help of catalog cards or computers.
The atrium functions as a content of different themes and categories, decorated with varied atmospheres, making the search of books convenient and enjoyable.
The layered space creates a space for the people with common interests. The gathering of people with common topic generates the potential of communication.
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The opening of shelves makes a shortcut to connect nearby categories, which forms a shared reading space. The changable shelves reacts to the events. 34
The shelves contains structure, service and staircases, and defines movement along and across the shelves.
The shelves define an open structure, like the typica l f loors defined by the slabs in the skyscraper.
Th e atrium dominates the ce ntra li zed space. It is a place w here people can searc h all categories of books. It provides a place w ith a theatre feeling,
which is the focus
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Staircase and Service The space between shelves contains intensive service and stair cases, creating a scale transform with narrow and calm experience .
Meditation Place The diffused sunshine highlights a place with spirituality, a place to meditate and communicate while reading books. 37
2nd Floor Plan
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Name of project: Office Tower and Commercial Complex Location: Tianjin, China Individual academic work 7th semester, October, 2012 Supervisor: Prof. Bian Hongbin firstname.lastname@example.org
Facade is Dead The clean and smooth surface of the contemporary mega buildings is more of a form expression, an iconic gesture than a surface of city life. The facade has become a production of curtain wall industry, rather than a representation of the space, program and structure of the interior.
Detachment of Facade
Tower -Skin Tricks
Owing to its height and scale, the facade of high-rise buildings is detached from the intensive programs inside, becoming merely a visual display of novel skins. The manipulation of volume and facade has lost the urbanological meaning.
Podiums - Sign Boards
The podium as commercial space contains giant atriums, creating a theme park, an isolated world of wonders. Thus, the facade is blind and solid, a sign board of advertisements and stimulating icons.
Facade Space Strip the Facade
As the scale of the high-rise buildings leads to unavoidable detachment of surface and solid, what if we strip the facade and create a continuous public space on the surface? A reversed typology is generated, making the facade of the building a intermedia of the interiorexterior communication. 41
Reversal of atrium
Facade as public space 42
The plot is on the intersection of comercial, residencial and office buildings, and is an important joint in the commercial and pedestrian network.
The layout of the volumes is 4 separated squares of tower, podium, and a plaza, leaving the passages which intergrates with the pesdestrain system.
View of the Comer
As a corner of the entire business zone, the tower steps back from the corner, leaving a visual corridor open to the city.
The frame consists of simple volumes shows the city scape of the iconic towers, the image of a prosperous business zone. 43
Tense surface forms a coherent space
Axises and movement of lower floors
Interrelation between mass and skin
Opening gesture on the top
Volume of public space
Vertical circulation 44
View from city
View from Site
The facade of tower shows a holistic image, an icon of enclosed crystal. The podium facade provides a domestic view, a soft surface with street furniture.
Internal and External
Plaza The facade opens to the plaza, forms a colonnade space with street furniture, a semi-outdoor space interacts with the plaza.
Bus Station A passage connects the bus station with the inner plaza, providing direct access to the office tower and the commercial podium.
The tense surface covering all 3 volumes forms a continuous variable section space, as the facade of the building. Unlike the atriums in the shopping mall, the surface space is closely related to the real world, manifesting the activities inside the building.
Commercial Area 1 Plaza (exhibition, recreation) 2 Conference Area 3
3rd Floor Plan
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The surfa ce stretched down works as a wing of vertical transportation, a section of movement and activities, a representation of the events happening in the building.
The facade towards the inner plaza is a more domestic expression. The panel system provides advertisement boards, street furniture, and showcases that provokes active street life.
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The coherent shift of slabs forms a series of terraces, visible from each other, connecting the offices with the atrium in the podium. The space also serves as a ventilation tunnel, providing natural ventilation for the entire building. F 18
Construction of Club Tent
1 week, October, 2009 2nd Year Activity Partners: Wei Ruoyu, Zhu Siqi, Xia Ji, Qiao Xin
Tensegrity Structure Research
3 weeks, May, 2012 3rd year work with HHD Studio Partners: Qiao Xin, Deng Jinrong Qian Chenyuan
Rural Housing Typology Study
8 weeks, October, 2010 3rd year joint studio with Univerisity of Nebraka
Urban Morphology Analysis
2 weeks, December, 2010 3rd year coursework of History of Modern Architecture
Collective Behavior Study
2 weeks, May, 2012 4th year studio research
Space Syntax Study
2 weeks, September, 2011 4th year course work
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Li Xiangyu School of Architecture, Tianjin University 92, Weijin Road, Nankai District Tianjin, China E-mail: email@example.com Tele: +8613702145831
architecture portfolio in Tianjin University