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LOUIS (YI) LIU PORTFOLIO

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RESUME

CURRICULUM VITAE

RESUMÉ

Contact Information page 4

COMMUNITY COMMON

Graduate Project page 6

DAEGU GOSAN LIBRARY Competition page 14

THESIS DESIGN

Graduate Project page 20

LIVING CONNECTIVITY Graduate Project page 30

MULTI-UNIT HOUSING

Undergraduate Project page 34


DRAWINGS & SKETCHES

Personal Works page 50

WORK/STUDY

Graduate Project page 46

CULINARY INSTITUTE

Undergraduate Project page 42

CINEMATHEQUE

Undergraduate Project page 38


RESUMÉ/CURRICULUM VITAE

CONTACT lou.liu@mail.utoronto.ca EMAILlou.liu@mail.utoronto.ca (416) 917-5657 +01 (416) 917-5657 TELEPHONE+01 50 Monteverde Way, Woodbridge, ON Way, Woodbridge, ON ADDRESS 50 Monteverde Canada, L4H 0Y4 Canada, L4H 0Y4

PERSONAL INFORMATION China BIRTHSichuan, Sichuan, China November 11,11, 1989 November 1989 Canadian NATIONALITY Canadian

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EDUCATION 2007/11 Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism Ottawa, Canada Bachelor of Architectural Studies (with distinction) 2011/13 University of Toronto John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Toronto, Canada Master of Architecture, with Advanced Placement (awaiting graduation in May 2014)

EXPERIENCE 2009 GHD Australia MAY - AUG Architecture Department Co-op Intern Participated in the development for Mt. Qingcheng Gold Villa Community; focusing on the designing of villas. 2010/12 MAY - AUG JAN - FEB JUNE - AUG

Onsite Design Group; 昂塞迪赛 Beijing Co-op Intern Participated in various projects; golf resort club house, villa resort welcome centre, and resort hotel.

2011/13 University of Toronto Work Study With Professor Aziza Chaouni Graduate Student Participated in ecological tourism projects in Ain Nsissa, Morocco; Shoubak, Jordan; and Toronto Greenline Competition.

AWARDS & QUALIFICATION 2007 2009 2010 2010 2012

Carleton University Entrance Scholarship Dean’s Honour List Henry Campbell Scholarship William and Jean Teron Undergraduate Scholarship in Architecture Progressive Architecture Awards for Ain Nsissa Team

EXTRA CURRICULAR 2009 Carleton University Archery Team 2010 Carleton University South Asian Alliance Dance Team Set Design, Construction, Stage Hand 2012 University of Toronto Global Architecture Program to Argentina & Brazil JUNE - AUG 2013 Global Architecture Exhibition Curator

SKILLS Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effect, Indesign, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Artlantis, Lumion 3D, Rhino, Grasshopper, Microsoft Office

LANGUAGES Chinese - Mandarin (very fluent) English (very fluent)

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Comprehensive

M.Arch Studio 4

ALEXANDRA PARK COMMUNITY COMMON Authors: Louis (Yi) Liu, Naiji Jiao Location: Toronto Advisors: Barry Sampson, Pina Petricone, Christos Marcopoulos, Maria Denegri, Meg Graham Required Program: Library, Clinic, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Hockey Rink

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Open Spaces and Parks Civic Buildings Institutional Buildings Retail Buildings

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Maintenance Room

2nd Floor Plan 1:1000

Ground Level Plan 1:1000

Basement Plan 1:1000 Maintenance Room

Maintenance Room

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cafe

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common practitioner area

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physiotherapists

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exercise physiologist workstations

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VIDEO SCREEN CAPTURE 12

www.vimeo.com/40493382


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REPUBLIC OF KOREA

ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

DAEGU GOSAN PUBLIC LIBRARY Architecture: Louis Liu, Naiji Jiao

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Landscape: Seven Chen

The concept of our design is deeply rooted in the site, where the form of the building is affected by the various pedestrian and traffic flows of the neighbourhood. The buliding frame would be a cost-efficient method to produce a form that is a contemporary landmark of technology, as well as being porous enough to allow nature to tap into the inhabitants of the building. The building embraces the site in the form of an exterior frame. From this, an intermediate space was created, allowing for visitors to experience a transition while entering and exiting the building. This also creates opportunities for special moments in which the interior can poke out of the building, occupying this intermediate space, and experience the site.


Master Plan @ 1:2000

Major Road Network

courtyard libraryfront square

waterscape library parking

1 a frame around the building to form an intermediate space

2 open up the top of the frame and shrink the top of the building to let more sunlight in

3 outdoor walkways are created for viewsto courtyard

4 lift up the corners of the frame to allow accessibility

5 courtyard created from semi-private space between frame and building

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EAST ELEVATION 1:250

NORTH ELEVATION 1:250

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1ST FLOOR

2nd FLOOR

3rd FLOOR

Lifelong Study Area 170m²

Children Room 420m²

Multipurpose Room 230m²

Office Area 185m²

General Collection Space 200m²

General Collection Space 300m²

General Collection Space 220m²

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1. Seminar Room 2. Multipurpose Room 3. Culture Room 4. Language Lab 5. Meeting Room 6. Order Department 7. Volunteer Room 8. Volunteer Room 9. Office 10. Change Room 11. Director Room 12. Digital Data Corner 13. General Collection 14. Reading Space 15. Digital Data Corner 16. Multi Culture Data Corner 17. Nursing Room 18. Storytelling Room 19. Children Corner 20. Infant Corner 21. Multipurpose Room 22. Preservation Room 23. Machine/Electric Room

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M.ARCH THESIS STUDIO

COURTYARD AS ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE IN DENSE CITIES 20

SUPERHERO COURTYARD Louis (Yi) Liu Advisor: Pina Petricone The courtyard has been one of the most widely used architectural typologies in many parts of the world. For some civiliztions, courtyards have been in existence for thousands of years. They can be as small as a garden in the middle of a house, to as big as covering an entire city with courtyard type blocks (as seen in Barcelona, Spain; or Oxford, Britain). From providing a piece of nature that is sheltered, to gathering spaces, and to the oldest form of passive sustainability; courtyards have been extremely important in the development of architecture. The paradigm for present day cities is the building of high-rise towers on a fixed grid, causing a disconnection between the people at the pedestrian level and the architecture. This thesis seeks to create such architectural experiences and relief spaces throughout the exploration of having the courtyard as the superhero that provides relief space in the dense urban fabric, in which a common exterior realm is offered in a high interiorized city.

Much like the brain, a city block may appear homogeneous but is actually composed of seperate programs where courtyards can be the relief spaces. A block is also not simply a of homogeneous nature. Like the brain, it is divided into different programmatic components. The relationship of these components should not be divided up by walls and slabs, but rather be formed in a way that each program has its public space. The threshold of between these public spaces would then create new interactions.


MUSEO SANTA CLARA, COLOMBIA The courtyard layout of Museo Santa Clara is an example of Western cathedral courtyard, where in the architecture, several large voids are placed as a relief space for the active program around it. Circulation courtyard with arcades

SIHEYUAN, CHINA

When the different traditional courtyards are mixed together, the result is as shown.

CARAVANSARY, TURKEY

As a traditional housing type found in Northern China, the Siheyuan courtyards are wrapped around and divided by mostly walls. The habitable parts of the architecture are placed along the barrier of the courtyard, feeding the program to the void spaces.

An example of a traditional public courtyard architecture. The caravansary are stops on the trading paths in the Middle East where weary travellers can rest. The entire architecture is based off of one courtyard, and the it is the main element one sees upon entering through the entrance. 21


PROPOSED CONDOS IN TORONTO BY 2020

CONDOMINIUMS CONSTRUCTION FROM 2012 - 2017

TORONTO CONDOMINIUM ANALYSIS

SITE 1 - Bloor / Yonge

3 Test sites were set up to test this concept of courtyard type architecture.

CONDOMINIUM SITE LEGEND COMPLETED CONDO

COMPLETE IN 2014 COMPLETE IN 2015

COMPLETE POST 2016

PARK SITE PARKING LOT SITE DEMOLISHED BUILDING

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SITE 5 - Richmond / Bay SITE 3 - Richmond / Duncan SITE 3 - John / Adelaide

NUMBER OF CONDOMINIUMS AT EACH HEIGHT CATEGORY

SITE 2 - John / King

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CONDOMINIUM BUILDING SITE

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Some projects as shown on the map above are built on top of demolished buildings. No existing open space is wasted in this case. However, the cost for demolishing is usually avoided by the developer, prefering an empty site.

Most of the condominiums in Toronto are built on existing open space. Some of the conditions of these spaces are parks. This is the most wasteful of sites, where a public space is destroyed.

The most common site for a condominium in Toronto is that of a parking lot. However, the potential of these sites are great; having the possibility to become public spaces.

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The primary courtyard block is placed. The thickness of the boundary architecture is 12m, allowing for flexible programming.

Another courtyard piece is placed on top, with a gap of 4m, allowing for outdoor use, as well as raising the building higher for sunlight.

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The residential block can be added on top of the amenities block.

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9m Setback is a technique to avoid shadow from adjacent buildings. The min. depth of the building is 9m, as a single-loaded corridor building.

4.5m Raising the architecture on pilotis, frees up the ground plane, also allowing the building to peek over the adjacent structure.

4.5m Shadow casted is based on the sunlighting of Toronto during the four seasons. In Toronto, the typical height of a block is 18m.

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The architecture could also be tall enough to occupy the space on top of existing buildings. This would then allow for the maximum amount of sun exposure.

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INTERSECTION OF BLOOR AND YONGE

TEST SITE 1 - COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL 24

Yonge

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This site was chosen to test the courtyard typology in a corner site condition that is at a busy intersection, The experiment seeks to use the courtyard as an intervention for the site that allows for: better interaction between interior and exterior spaces, less shadow impact on the site than the proposed One Bloor Condo project, and create a unique courtyard experience. The programs for this building are commercial and restaurants at the first three stories in order to connect with the programs along the streets.The rest of the building will be dedicated for residential purposes.

Hudson’s Bay Centre

The Bay

2 Bloor West RBC

Xerox Centre 30 Hayden St. 45m

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Talbots Stollerys

Swarovsky La Swiss

French Connection H&M

Sunrise Records 72m

Burgundy’s Bar & Eatery Money Mart Hue’s Kitchen Le Chateau

Pizzaiolo Kitchen Stuff Plus Strip Club Spring Rolls Oja McDonald’s

Charles’ Promenade

Starbuck’s

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INTERSECTION OF JOHN AND ADELAIDE

TEST SITE 2 - THEATRE / RESIDENTIAL

The existing group of buildings consists of the Princess of Wales Theatre as well as a group of shops and restaurants. The proposed plan was to demolish the entire site, so a Frank Gehry designed project (as shown in the slide) would be built. The proposed towers are well over 200 metres and will be the tallest towers in Toronto. This proposal seeks to habit the current programs together with residential programs according to the proposed urban courtyard typology. The focus is to show that the courtyard type is capable of not only creating a void space that is mostly open space, but also create a negative space that is in turn a positive space. In this case, the theatre program is placed into the Western courtyard where seats and suits surround the stage. The Eastern courtyard is used for residential recreations. John

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INTERSECTION OF JOHN AND ADELAIDE

TEST SITE 3 - RAISED ARCHITECTURE

Site 3 is located across the street from site 2, therefore in the two proposals, they are linked together, demonstrating the connectivity between the buildings if the sites are at close proximity. This site is proposed to include two condos. What is special about this site is that it is a large open parking lot in one of the most populated and posh part of Toronto. Completely removing the parking lot would create parking problems, while the open space itself can be seen with great potential. The design is lifted from the ground plane, therefore keeping the parking space as open space. Because the site would be shaded, screen technology would then be employed to light the space, as well as creating a new atmosphere in the site. John

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UNDECIDED SITE

TEST SITE 4 - VERTICAL COURTYARD

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The fourth scheme is based on the concept of stacked courtyards. Each void space in the floor is linked together by a common structure that would support the building. The floor planes are folded to allow for a more dynamic use of the spaces. This vertical courtyard space can be found in a more highrise type of architecture, where connections can be formed entirely on the interior of the building, like how a courtyard space is traditionally used.

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M.ARCH STUDIO 3

ALEXANDRA PARK SOCIAL HOUSING RENEWAL 30

LIVING CONNECTIVITY

Authors: Louis (Yi) Liu Location: Toronto Advisors: Barry Sampson Required Program: Residential Neighbourhood This proposal seeks to connect the residents of Alexandra Park with its surroundings through series of public spaces. The biggest problem that the current design has is the limited accessibility through the neighbourhood. Without frequent traffic and regular police patrols, the site then becomes susceptible to crimes. Therefore the most straightforward method would be to provide the necessary infrastructure to allow movement through the site. In doing so, spaces in which the residents and outside population can interact would then alleviate existing tensions.


In this proposal, the central axis running North-South of the site serves as such interactive spaces, as well as connecting the residential area with Alexandra Park and the Parkette to the West. The traffic is split into two one-way lanes along the central gathering space, while the open grasslands are sunken to further disassociate recreational zones with traffic. Surrounding the central axis are residential housing varying in typology to provide demographic accomodations. At the same time, all residential buildings are open to surrounding infrastructure, thus alleviating transportation and accessibility problems.

1. Recreational programs added along the central axis.

2. Recreational programs pushed under grade.

3. Roof tops of recreational blocks turned into parks. Link created sub-grade, to increase dynamics and different spatial experience.

Master Plan 1:3000

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High - Density Building Type - Maximum Units per Building: 170 - Maximum Height: 18 Stories (44.8m) - Number of such building type on site: 5

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Mid - Density Building Type - Average Units per Building: 92 - Maximum Height: 7 Stories (16.8m) - Number of such building type on site: 8


Low - Density Building Type - Number of units per row: 7 - Maximum Height: 3 Stories (7.2m) - Number of such building type on site: 16

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO

HOUSING PROJECT

MULTI-UNIT

HOUSING Advisor: Benjamin Gianni Location: Ottawa, Canada

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TYICAL FLOOR PLAN 1 1:400

TYICAL FLOOR PLAN 2 1:400

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Concrete Load Bearing Wall and Slab Structure

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO

FILMoGRAPHY MUSEUM

CINEMATHEQUE MOTION PICTURES are created by having black spaces placed between the interval of a continuous frames of images. It is through this sequence of light and dark that moving pictures are made, and after being projected, film is created. Through the projection of opaque and translucency, spaces and programs are captured by frames of varying sized. 38


A FRAMES STRUCTURE not only gives the building great dynamics for the various programs within the spaces, it also allows freedom and porosity. By blending the border of the programs, a visual connection can be translated into a narrative flow yet at the same time allowing intermission along the path in the form of restrooms, cafeteria, or seating area. The bigger frames create an intermediate space that climatizes the interior, while the smaller frames create microenvironments.

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STAFF & PUBLIC SPACES

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MUSEUM SPACES

THEATRE SPACES


GROUND FLOOR

SOUTH ELEVATION

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO

CULINARY INSTITUTE

SCHOOL FOR FOOD THE CULINARY INSTITUTE is located in the Chinatown of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital that offers a great variety when it comes to culinary choices, especially when many of the Restaurants that populate the entire length of Somerset St. features on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian delicacies. With the site surrounded by what seems like a food exhibition, The Culinary Institute seeks to be the element that expresses the process of food making by emphasizing the porosity of chefs and diners. Since the art of cooking conveys not only through the taste, but also in the articulation of the dish, the presentation of this project is done completely by hand, from free-hand drawings to pencil rendering, to show not only the design but also the craftsmanship of architecture. 42


EAST / WEST SECTION

EAST ELEVATION

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BASEMENT

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SECOND FLOOR

GROUND FLOOR

THIRD FLOOR


CAFE ENTRANCE THE BUILDING is hierarchically organized in the different degrees of privacy and accessibility with restaurant and kitchens at ground level; study kitchens, student lounge, changerooms, and the library at second level; residence and garden on the third level. Much like soup, the building is a tasteful mixture of sensual programs.

RESTAURANT ENTRANCE

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SHOUBAK ECO-TOURISM

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: WORK STUDY

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All WORK-STUDY renders shown are produced solely by me.

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Authors: Louis Liu, Amanda Chong VIEWING PLATFORM Location: Shoubak, Jordan http://www.designingecologicaltourism.com/ Advisor: Aziza Chaouni

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Nicholas Roland, Mani Tabrizi, Louis (Yi) Liu ECO-LOUNGE Authors: Advisor: Aziza Chaouni

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AIN NSISSA ECO-TOURISM

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: WORK STUDY


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: WORK STUDY

TORONTO GREENLINE COMPETITION

http://www.azizachaouniprojects.com/wp/#url=/2013/09/green-line-competition/

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SELECTED WORKS

HAND DRAWING & SKETCHES


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Louis Liu Architecture Portfolio