Individual work Instructor: Zhen Wang Site: Yujia Mountain,Wuhan,Hubei Province,China Time: 03.2012 Gross floor area:
317.4 m² Unit I: 24.6m² x8 =196.8 m² Unit II: 20.1m² x6 =120.6 m²
Brief Introduction: This design provides a semi-self service camp for urban backpackers who are eager to return to nature. The site is occupied by single or grouped units and the relationship between buildings and environment is carefully investigated. Also, the disturbance to the fun of climbing is reduced to the least. Also,Optional construction for single building should be taken into consideration.
ÂˇFengfei Tai, located on the ridge of the mountain which used to be an observation tower during war period, seems to be the destination for everyone who want to enjoy great sightseeing in the mountain.
Some abandoned old buildings are considered to be tourist landmark.
Vegetation in the ridge is obvious lower than the south side. Road here is unpaved and narrow. Although the scenery is beautiful, most tourists would not come here.
As the highest peak in the urban area of Wuhan, Yujia Mountain is located in the north of the Huzhong University of Science and Technology, with an elevation of 149.5meters and a total area of 1.89 square km. Because of the special location in the university, Yujia Mountain does not exploited much by the government, so it keeps a relatively intact natural appearance and there is not much visitor. Itâ€™s nice for the backpackers to stay and enjoy the nature here.
Although the mountain has a small covering area, it has already appeared different characters influenced by the climate and human factor. Thus, the field investigation and site selection are supposed to be intensive part of the work. This page shows some important elements of the mountain abstracted and recomposed by me. The sketching is used to enhance the essential part of the pictures. This area is close to the noisy road. There are three small buildings along the only paved road in the mountain. The unpaved road here is wider. The south side of the mountain is exposed to the sun and also faces the university. Trees here are obviously high and the land conditions are suitable to build.
This is the living area for park rangers, tourists return from here. The south side of the mountain is the residential quarters of retirees who are the main visitors now. University market provides various services and is within half an hour walking distance from the entrance of the mountain. It is part of the safety net for camping.
site diagram： Objective conditions:
obvious superiority in south slope
stream of people
key areas high flow
Conform to the topography, guide the horizontal transportation along the contour line and connect with the vertical transportation. Reduce felling of trees, keep the original state of the mountain forest and at the same time, make use of its convenience of sunshading in summer. Form small units with mutual correlation among single units; pay attention to the rational control of distance between small units. The service center faces forward the main road to the mountain, playing a commanding role.
Angle of the hillside
mian traffic ≈22°
smooth and steady environment to live in & easy to construct
Connection between basic groups
Connection between preserved tree & Units unit I
Some of the possible road （created by user)
preservation selection: Diameter: 20%more than average length
unit II Five minutes' walk distance between groups for security concern
Species: Arbor(mainly) Status: health; no obvious sickness The way leading to the ridge
optional area 5
Time costing to get the safe net--synthetical servece area of the university
The unsurfaced road ringing the mountain
Connection between our site and mountain
Respect original appearance as much as possible. Arrange the buildings according to the location of the main vegetation meanwhile avoid the blocking of the view.
Public building---includes front desk, café, retail, view platform (this is not included in the requirement while I add it after the site analysis)
Section & Plan：
Turning and crossing part of the volumes according to the topography. Remain a sense of keeping climbing.
Creating the store space and adjusting the shape
Sunlight & Shadow： 7
I selected the frame construction to make one set of the possible structure and chose local preserving timber as the material. The bottom of the building is lifted away from the ground to avoid decay of the material in damp environment and to better-fit changes of the landform. The load-bearing column should not only bear the vertical force, but also the deflecting force caused to resist the deformation of the whole shape. Tenon-and-mortise work and iron installation fastener are used to keep the whole structure. This kind of joint is easy and flexible to match the design.
Tenon-and-mortise work iron installation fastener
Tenon-and-mortise work stainless steel coat is used to avoid corrosion
iron installation fastener
Steel and wood pull rod are used to enhance the structural strength
I thought it didn’t make sense to build such a camping site in the city at first, but after deep research I changed my mind and devote all my passion. I was really eager to know if it means something to the potential user as we supposed, so I explain the design with my drawing to some of them. Their responds extremely inspired me.
“It would provide us a convenient place to help us improve our camping skills and basic survival skills. We are glad to be your first gue st!”
----- Climbing Club of HUST
“I really want to have a try to live in mountain but it’s hard for me to stay in the rural area for a long time. Living here is a good choice.” ------A retired professor of HUST. “It sounds attractive to live in mountain in the weekend after tired work without driving far away!” ------ Some of the visitors
“Maybe we can extend the period of this design curriculum combined with the Building construction and Material and maybe build a real one.” ------One professor from our school
“We can live here to finish our geological surveying continually and effectively!” ------ a student from China University of Geosciences
Thanks a lot for the kindness above. Maybe someday, I can fulfill this small building and my not small dream.
Individual work Instructor: Lei Peng Site: Tanhualin,Wuhan,Hubei Province,China Time: 04.2013 Site Area: ≈ 2350m² Gross floor Area: ≈ 1950m² Floor area ratio: 0.830 Green rate: ≈ 31%
Brief Introduction: This case aims to design a community library in Tanhuali taking into consideration the investigation and experience of the region’s historical background, the current environmental situation, the cognition of spiritual wealth and the humanistic feelings in its protected area. Tanhuali is situated in the core area of many excellent historic buildings. The design must balance the relation between them with respects to sight, volume and material in hopes that respect to historical architecture can be recalled.
Strem of people: within 5min walk distance
Tanhuali is the epitome of Wuhan’s modern culture. Tanhuali is directly affected by Wuhan’s well being. Around 1960, new China experienced the ideological turmoil. Tanhuali, which stands for national “humiliation,” suffered destruction. Numerous uniquely built structures, which combined both Chinese and Western characteristics, were forced to be demolished, a very regrettable decision. After 2000, the government published a series of protective policies and as a result, many pseudo-classic buildings have been built. Since 2005, due to Tanhualin’s unique cultural atmosphere, citizens have gradually developed it into a cultural business street.
within 10min walk distance
Type of the building:
business street residential
1:1500 abandoned/ locked
Site of historical buildings:
④ hidden buildings negetive factor
More consideration about culture business shaows people's appreciation to historical buildings
① abandonment, they are hidden behind the pseudo-classic business street; ② lock up, historic buildings facing the street are simply painted and they are not open to citizens; ③ isolation, they are enclosed by wall. (The only open new café has an invisible wall for its high fees.) ④ terrible conditions.
Valuable historical building were locked by the real or invisible wall Match the environment & Define the space
Although the government has become open-minded, the survived architectures were not treated with appropriate protection.
Provide interaction between and citizens and old buildings
Elevate main space
Although in the short period we have no way to change the policy, creating the sight touch may be the first step to show our request to the architecture and recall citizenâ€™s attention and deeply thinking to them.
"Break the wall"
Create the structure and adjust the whole project
Substract the volume for entrances and roof garden to eliminate the tension to the site.
Site the main space(reading room)
provide the best view place and move away the thick block.
Sight in project Historical building Materials View of project View of site
North Elevation 1:350
Function & Traffic：
roof plan 1:500
second floor plan 1:500
first floor plan 1:500
user staff only
circulation to use
unit to whole
addtion & subtraction repetitive to unique
symmetry and balance
plan to section
Individual work Instructor: Hong Chen Site: Jianghan Road,Wuhan,Hubei Province,China Time: 09.2013 Site Area:
Gross floor Area:
≈ 40696m² ≈ 140m²
Height limitation: Floor area ratio: Green rate:
2.035 ≈ 35%
Brief Introduction: In this design, we were asked to design a highrise office building in the secondary center of Wuhan. This design tackles the terrible congestion in this area and utilizes the climate character to create a sustainable strategy. Adding a ventilation channel in the tower will accelerate the ventilation rate. The entrance of the channel is set in the bottom floor of the tower facing the summer wind and the exit is arranged in the higher floors toward the direction of minimum wind pressure. Cooperating with the special facade and its mobilizable siculation layer, the channle may have a better effect on adjusting temperature of the whole building.
Developmentďźš Creat the volume of office tower
the tower should integate the main elevation of the city
Define entrance to the site
Location We are asked to design office tower and define the function of the skirt buildings.
skirt building can continue the from of business street beside the site
the tower can be put in the view focus from the main street
south square has much more oppotunity to obtain sunshine & summer wind in Wuhan
A pedestrian street is next to our site and commercial atmosphere is great. Also 10 min away from some shopping center.
Continue the sense of commercial street
Our site is 10 min away from large scale malls
main street JHD rd.
JHD rd. is the main street of Wuhan with heavy traffic flow. QJ rd.
Put the stereo garage inclosed by glass curtain wall in the cornor of our project to paly a advertisement role.
Guide part of heavy traffic flow into our site to avoid crowd
crowd density in JH rd. varies according to different time
4th JH rd.
Provide both stereo garage & underground garage to release the parking pressure
Absence of parking and huge shopping crowd lead to terrible traffic congestion here. minor road
Our site is encircled by three one-way traffic, which were originally aimed to manage traffic wisely. However, random parking makes things go into a worse condition.
Necessary work need to do to tackle this trouble.
Built on stilts partially for creating the inner road inner road / garage
Creat "the Ventilation Channel" in our volume
Shape the body to streamline to enlarge the reception of wind and also lessen the restrict of wind flow
comfort area if enlarge usage of natural ventilation
comfort area Wuhan, located in the middle of China and departed by the Yangzi River, shows a strong feature of Subtropical monsoon climate.
It is extremely hot and wet in summer. However, the strong wind can decrease the uncomfortable feeling efficiently.
ventilation channel According to our experience and analysis of Ecotect, we know the best way to do some passive design is have a sufficient utilize of the natural ventilation.
staff only tower building entrance gallery commercial Podium
Entrance stuff only
preparation room resturant office core traffic
service counter altolift(to 4~7th floor)
resting area entrance core traffic
front desk duty room
autolift duty room entrance
2nd floor plan
3rd floor plan
offic tower entrance: Commerce
Commerce toilet staircase goods elevator
entrance to 2nd floor shop and its storage
shop shop and its storage
2nd floor cast
gallery cast staircase/ elevator/toilet
commercial street entrance:
square and main entrance
first floor plan
Section： Ventilation Channel：
23th floor plan (contains exit of wind)
24~25th floor plan (contains exit of wind)
Core wall Office Commerce
frame-core wall structure
26~27th floor plan (contains exit of wind)
Entrance&exit of wind Inner road Parking
core wall(shadow area)
locker room office
ventilation channel outdoor public space entrance of wind
8th floor plan (contains entrance of wind)
9th~10th floor plan
manager's office meeting room core wall(shadow area)
Basement I plan
Basement II Plan
Main sustainable strategyďźš
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mobilizable siculating layer
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Individual work Instructor: Hong Chen Site: Enshi,Hubei Province,China Time: 03.2014 Gross floor Area: Unit Area:
Brief Introduction: This design is focused on a residential building for people in Enshi, Hubei. Combining the advantages from both traditional and modern residential buildings, this project strives to provide the client with a comfortable home by considering his or her wishes, the culture elements, the climate, the convention and some substantial strategies. The project can also be spread and applied to the other terrain of this area due to its flexible compound mode and good cooperation with mountainous regions. This design solely shows one possible result decided by both the architect and customer.
≈ 3637.78m² 65.34m² 98.01m² 130.68m²
Background: This site is in a mountain of Enshi where the valuable Chinese culture is protected well. In order to design an effective contemporary building at this site, it is wise to combine the advantages from both traditional and modern building to provide a better atmosphere for the local people.
Traditional elements: for Whole: public space
People here retain the convention to gather to public terrace to share their daily life.
built on stilts
outdoor verandah/ gallery
built according to terrain
"Paijia" called in Chinese, as one of the basic structure,shows a strong sense of rhythm.
Buildings here usually built on stilts for its wet climate
Some gray space like the gallery are also important space to support people's daily life
Skip-floor residence is in the major of hous type, and it is a symbol of satisfied life.
Site plan 1:1000
People here show their wise to build along mountain with great harmony
add public space
match the traffic
add traditional decoration
Development: the stagger rhythm appeared in the frame can be abstructed as method to arrange units according to the terrain
area of units is defined by actural demand
extract the shape of the frame
creat the volume
Whole enlarge the frame
divide and set the frame according to the terrain
thick stonewall Unit
Residential Building 41
abstruct traditional element
utilize the advantages of frame structure
relatively duplex independent apartment home
"Every home is supposed to have area about 120mÂ˛ (70mÂ˛ can be designed for the single person)"
meet the demand of 4 groups
"We are constituted by 4 big family, 4 divided groups are prefered."
Shape the project according to the terrrain
crganize traffic set gallery every 2 floor and set entrance for every home
arrange vertical traffic well to meet the 4 groups demantion
organize public space and create the new way match the mountain
change the volume for house to public space
Suggestion about natural ventilation:
this kind of group can be considered provide
they are a little different because the place of entrance
43 Nice procese of custom-tailoring building
One possible result choosed by our customer
Signle number floor
include public gallery &vertical traffic
Double number floor
include private vertical traffic
vertical traffic public traffic residential unit service/commercial area
II-II I-I 13th
section II-II 15th 2nd
Commerce or Servece Staircase
Type F Type B Type A Type E section III-III
Type C Type D 45
46 First Floor Plan
utilize of sun ray The direct sunlight filters through the PV skylights, which have a 90% opacity and allow diffused light to enter the building
dinning room kitchen
restroom staircase living room
bedroom restroom staircase restroom
wall bridge floor
rebar inverted T-bridge
bedroom staircase kitchen dinning room study living room
winter day (just open the bottom ventage to exchange air)
use flower bed & staire to aovid view disturbance
double-skin facades is chosen to increase the ventilation
partial roof can be planned with native plants to help cool the building.
winter night (close ventage to keep heat)
summer (put down the shutter & open all vetage to active the two kinds of cycle)
Architecture Complex Design Individual Work Instructor: Hong chen Site: two block between Yiyuan Rd. & Eryao Rd, Wuhan
We are asked to take advantages of wind blown from Yangtze River with the help from some analys software, and guarantee the natural wind can be utilized as a passive design strategy in a relatively suitable way.
4s sutomobile store Design Individual Work Instructor: Ping Wang Site: Chuangyi Street, Wuhan
Try to combinate different structual system
Coodinate different structure to find the proper way to provide the large-span space. Located at the corner of the two street, this project should not block the regular way between two residential. Thus, a sunken gallery/plaza and a circinate elevated test tack are created.
The type and scale are supposed to be determained after a lot of investigataion of the site. frame structure
Business street remoulding cooperate with Qingrong Peng Instructor: Zhen Wang Site: Hubu Alley, Wuhan Nov. 2012
We try to reform an and old residencial-commerce block, which is in extremely poor condtion and encompassed by the morden store, meanwile address some social problems caused by the terrible construction conditions.
View of Exhibition Grid structure of partial main body
Spiral Light Band
A very unforgetable experience with rough process and amazing result.
Digital design and construction work Workshop, "Back to Future", HUST &403 Wuhan Tutor: Nancy Yen-wen Cheng.
Many methods like doing digital model, folding the paparboard and doing huge installation(We finally hung it over a large stair) were used, to find our charming relationship between materials and its cast.
The "Lifen", kind of traditional Wuhan Residential is protected as future culture museum. and they are focused by part of the complex.
pen drawing practise 01.24 2011
Entrance of old alley pen drawing, Art trip to Wuyuan 2012.08.25
View of Likeng
pen drawing practise
pen drawing, Art trip to Wuyuan
Houseware structure sketching practise 2010.11.07
House behind Yujia Mountain pencil sketch 2011.05.31
watercolor, Art trip to troditional Chinese village, Wuyuan
Warehouse pen drawing, Art trip to Wuyuan 2012.08.21
T-shirt Design For Research and drawing trip of acient Chinese Architecture 2013.07
The main feature, which demonstrate our respect to the traditional architecture, is abstructed from the oldest Chinese timber structure temple, Nanchan Temple. The transformed Chinese characters" 古建出忙 （芒）means we will finish the tasks with all of our enthusiasm and wisdom. Front
The substrate picture is one of the four traditional mythical creatures of China, Qinglong for man and Zhuque for woman. The upper words are the oldest Han Characters repesent same meaning as the trasformed characters.
These characters have been combined with the feature of four classical Chinese roof, and state our identity---Achitecture School of HUST.
Way to Home 54
Undergraduate design works. From Year 2010~2014.