-Grand Island Design ( 3 Members Teamwork)
-Chicago Government Buildings -Office Tower Design
-Dansing Center -Thearter of Shenzhen University -Residential Building Design -Chicago River and Bridges Museum
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GRAND ISLAND (TEAM WORK) Two highways on the north and west side of Grand Island, together with the Chicago river and railways, isolates the site from the booming Chicago city, which makes an â€œGrand Islandâ€? in Chicago. The project aims at bring the revival of Grand Island by creative design with convincing strategies. In our group, which consited by 3 architecture students, aims at utilizing the existing building and alleys in between the buildings to create interesting spaces and comercial streets for citizens. When the commercial and art spaces attracting more people to visit the Grand Island, new real estates are established to help increase the population of the site.
STRATEGY 1 : UTILIZE EXHISTING BUILDINGS TO CREATE ALLEYS AND COMMERCIAL STREET
GROUND FLOOR COMMERCIAL, MIXED USE BUILDINGS & ALLEYS
CREATE INTERESTING SPACES STRATEGY 2 : BASE ON THE DATA, CREATE NEW REAL ESTATES TO FULLFILL THE REQUIRE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
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N MASTER PLAN
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SITE EDGE CENTER NODE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE (PARTNERS’) ALLEYS COMMERCIAL STREET TRAIN STATION METRO STATION
1-3 PERSPECTIVE OF ALLEYS PART 4 PLAN OF ALLEYS 5 IDEA SKETCH
GRAND ISLAND RESIDENTIAL PART
When we utilize the old building to create small moment in the alleys and commercial street to connect the whole site, we develop three real estates to attract new residents into the site. Since the general concept of this area redesign is about new concept space, like the alleys, we want to create some innovative residences in this area to make our Grand Island special. So different with the original apartment, we try to seek a new mode for people to live. The idea we wanted the residences live in Grand Island can have more freedom instead of be enclosed in a shell-like room. So we brought up three different ideas to integrate into three different residence areas.
Too far away to share the gardern
Height differents help keep the space privacy and share the view
Provide the gardern feeling with limit balcony area in the condo
The new residence in the North West of the site is the idea of “Endless Gardern”, which creates garderns for the housing that share the green view with their neighbors. The balconies provides the residences a place that can see the green plants on the neighbors’ gardern without disturbing each other’s privacy, giving an endless green view for the residents like nature does.
Too close to each others and the privacy is disturbed
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
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SECOND FLOOR PLAN
RESIDENTIAL MANAGE CENTER COMMERCIAL BIKE CENTER & METRO STATION CORE PEDESTRAIN VEHICLE PARKING CTA (METRO)
PLANS OF TOWER I
PLANS OF TOWER II
In the Burnham Plan of Chicago, there is a axis that locates the government center The area of loop now, down town of Chicago
Comparing with the original plan, there is a bridge missed in the site
GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS When the economic started recovered from 2011, Chicago’s economic got recovered step by step as well. Now the economic develop rapidly in Chicago especially in the river north. It’s very obvious the loop, which regard as Chicago Downtown now is too small for further developments. Since the economic is going better and better now, it’s a good chance for Chicago to get higher achievement in developing the city and not limited in the loop. The idea of this project is to build a goverment office center in the intersection of Chicago Rivers. With a powerful owner, the building designed as a super landmark of Chicago and shift the center to the rivers intersection and spread the prosperity from loop to the river north and river west. What’s more, the building also mend the missing connection between the river north and river west, which hold the Chicago together tightly in both physical and mental ways.
INTERSECTION OF RIVERS
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
LOOP Now Loop is Chicago center and development helps Chicago Loop(Downtown) spread out
The goverment building shift the city center and help Chicago spread
A bridge mends the missing bridge and connects river north and river west
But the bridge block the water traffic and occupied the ground level
Lift the bridge up to free the ground area for the citizens
Building become the center of three axises as a gate
PUBLIC SPACE & SKY LOBBY
CITY HALL OFFICES
ASSEMBLE ROOMS AND LOUNGE
LIBRARY AND COURT ROOMS
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The physical model is made by acrylic in scale of 1 to 300, which lead to a height as 30 inches (76.2 cm).
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1 Perspective from Southeast 2 Perspective from Southwest 3 Gate 4 Look Up From the River 5 Egg-shape Assemble Room
Inspired by the blooming flowers, the design signifies the booming development of the new centeral destrict.
OFFICE TOWERNG In China, Shenzhen is a city has a booming economic in Guangdong Province for these 20 years. Since the Downtown is over crowded now, the government invent money to build a new economic district with residences and office towers. This office tower is in the site that in the center of this new district. The idea is to show the characteristic of the building to be unique and give a feeling of growth. But shows the respect to the public building in organic shapes, which is just in next block of the site, by using the regular geometrical shape.
EXTEND THE EAST SIDE TO MAXIMUM THE VIEW
WEST SIDE STEPS BACK TO GET MORE SUN LIGHT
THE PODIUM USE THE SAME HIGHT AS THE PODIUMS OF SORROUNDING BUILDING
ENHANCE THE DIRECTIVITY OF THE MAIN ROAD AND CREATE THE PLAZA FOR THE PEDESTRAIN FLOW
ADJUST THE PODIUM ACCORDING TO THE FUNCTION
MAIN ENTRANCE GET SKY LIGHT FOR THE COMMERCIAL SPACE OF PODIUM
DANCING CENTER Columbia college plans to build a new dancing center for their students, which includes the classes and dancing studio for students and a theater for performance. The theater, with a cafe, opens to both students and public. The public entrance opens to Michigan street which is the most popular street for tourism. And the classes entrance opens to the west facing the Wabash street, which is close to the metro station where students from. The new dancing center has a vivid and impressive shape especially to the Michigan street. The shape making the building become a new land mark on Michigan street, attracting more people to visit the school and get know about their dancing troupe, which is the aim of the dean of Columbia dance major.
SHEAR WALL -POWER OF MALE
In spired by the dancing, the building aims at showing the power and elegance of the dancers. By using the concrete shear wall to hold the mostly transparent functional space, the dancing centerâ€™s form reminds people when the male dancer holding the female dancer in a dance.
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ATRIUM OF ENTRENCE
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1. PERSPECTIVE ON THE BRIDGE 2. DETAIL RENDERING 3. DETAILS
THEATER OF SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
The whole theater is covered by a slope grass roof which provide space for student to sit and play on. And the grey space between the building provide interesting space for students to wonder arround. In the south side of the building a nature slope was utilized as a out door stage, where people can sit on the slope and watch the player having activities.
Considering the students would have their activities on the lawn of the campus. The main concept is to design a theater that student can use when the theater is occupied by the public.
Shenzhen University planed to build a new theater for both public use and student use on campus in 2009. The site was in between the teaching building on the west side and the Architecture building on the east side, which both have a lot of students taking class everyday.
The nature slope on the South of the site is utilized to be a outdoor stage for the students. When the students have activities on the ground floor, the people sitting in the cafe can also see their performance.
THE BASE IS LOCATED AT THE GRASSY AREA BESIDE THE ARCHITECTURE COLLEGE
THE THEATER IS GOING TO BE BUILT AT THIS PLACE
IF THIS THEATER BUILT IN CONVENTIONAL MOULD, THE AREA WILL BE TO CONGEST
THE GRASS ON THE SLOPE INSULATES THE HEAT
IT ALSO BE HARMANY TO THE LITCHI FOREST BEHIND THE SITE
THE SLOPE PROVIDES A RECREATION SPACE FOR STUDENTS
CREATING A TURFED SLOPE, WEAKEN THE PRESSURE AND MAKE VIEW FOR THE ARCHITECTURE COLLEGE
COMPACT HOUSING This project is a residential building aims at designing affordable housing for citizens in Shenzhen, a city near Hongkong. Since the price of housing getting higher rapidly these year, a lot of people are facing the problem that hard to afford a house for them self. So the goverment begins to invest money to build the compact housing of which the floor areas are under 90 square meters.
PRIVACY - VIEW ANALYSIS
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RIVER AND BRIDGES MUSEUM Literally speaking, Chicago is born by the lake and rivers but now the river got polluted and government has a plan to clean it. But no matter what the goverment will do itâ€™s more important to educate the citizens to let them know more about their city, especially the rivers and bridges, which are the symbols of Chicago. Since normally people live in the city day by day with the connections of the bridge, so they somehow neglect the importance of the bridges and river. Itâ€™s very important for citizens to feel its existence and know the importance of the river.
Inspired by the frozen water, which present as ice cubes in the nature. The River and Bridge Museum designed as three ice cubes on the river and connected by three bridges on the sky. The cubes work as the observation towers open to all citizens when the lower part utilize the existing building for the exibition area and also keep the old cafe in the building. The interior exhibition spaces are connect by the ramps so when the people wander down and get close to the water and finnaly get to the level lower than the water, they will feel like water melt from the ice cubes. When wadering in the museum they will experience and know more about bridges and river.
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Part of the board “melt” and become the opens for sunlight to get in
The Marina Towers stick into the existing board
The “Ice cubes” stick in to the board and the borad “splits”
Adjust the height to connect with the road and use “bridges” to connect them
±0FT LEVEL PLAN (GROUND LEVEL)
-42FT LEVEL PLAN (WATER LEVEL)
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-12FT LEVEL PLAN
56FT LEVEL PLAN
WATER SPORTS CHECK-POINT KAYAK OFFICES AND STORAGE CHANGING ROOMS & LOCKERS SAFTY GARD ROOM LOGISTICS ELEVATOR
STATIONARY EXHIBITION SPECIAL EXHIBITION TEMPORARY ELEVATOR
HALL SOUVENIR RESTAURANT OFFICES CHECK POINT STATIONARY EXHIBITION
SERVICE ELEVATOR LOADING DOCK
CHECK POINT AUDITORIUM BRIDGE GEARS STATIONARY EXHIBITION MACHENICAL ROOM STORAGE