An Architectural Portfolio 2011.8 - 2018.6
Leqi Lu Education
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Master of Architecture University of Southern California | School of Architecture, August, 2016 - May, 2018
Bachelor of Arts, in Architectural Studies University of Washington | College of Built Environments, August, 2011- May, 2015
Junior Architectural Designer CallisonRTKL Inc., | Los Angeles, CA | September, 2015 - July, 2016 The major role is to support the project team using a wide range of developing professional skills. Duties include electronic and manual drafting, developing sketches, preparing presentation, models, site analysis, mapping, rendering and assembling image boards. During the work, I was also experiencing client interaction with opportunity to participate and gain knowledge in project development process from concept phase through construction phase. Moreover, the job is always asking on frequently works on multiple projects, charging with increasing own skill in providing project input and suggesting optional concepts and techniques while exploring new ways perform project tasks.
Student Intern RTKL Inc., | Los Angeles, CA | June, 2014 - August, 2014 As a student intern, for training and development purposes, the main duty is to support the project team through entry-level assignments performing a variety of tasks, including revising drawings, conducting research, producing graphic presentations, study models, performing calculations and basic analytical tasks. Also, I learned to manage workload within context of schedule and work plan.
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Certificate
(For top 20 in 2018 class at USC School of Architecture and Design)
USC School of Architecture Department Merit Scholarship ( $6000 annually) UW Student Work Archive (For top 2 in studio)
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Studio Works 2011.8 - 2018.6
etteruoT aL | La Tourette A Conversation to1956’s Le Corbusier Éveux, France
Studio Prof. : Wesley Jones USC Spring 2018 Thesis
The thesis project begin with a precedent-an existing or historical architectural project, drawing it, researching its history and analyzing its achievement. After a semester of prepration-research, documentation, analysis. We became an expert in all aspects of the precedent. This expertise will be manifest in the discovery of additional new reasons to respect choice, or the uncovering of unexpected flaws that suggest avenues of improvement. In the thesis, we were asked to “found” approach through the research, obliquely discovering an “angle of attack,” “missing link,” or “lever” for critique, or mastering hidden “rule of game” that makes our version beyond precedent’s newly acknowledged imperfect state. The design will improve, upgrade, refine or criticize the precedent, incidentally demonstrating through this woeks what architectre is, and why that architecture should be preferred. The precedent I chose is Convent de La Tourette designed by Le Corbusier in 1956. It’s a dominican order monastery located in Éveux, France. My analysis starts with the research on contemporary thought about the monastery-what’s the change of monastery’s role in society in history, How’s the monk’s life
transformed through the times, what’s the definition of monasticism from the perspective of modern people and etc. Along with those questions, I got an idea of modern monastery, just like La Tourette is a monastery built to serve monks, serve Lord. The project I’m doing is a new definition of monastery base on contemporary trends, to serve modern people. For the new project, I starts from mirroring the form from La Tourette, to have a conversation with Le Corbusier. To discuss the comparison between old and new, past and present, public and private from Le Corbusier’s age to current days.
Ground Floor Plan comparison 07
Contemporary Monk Instead of traditional monk “retiring from the world,” the contemporary monk remains active in the world. His or her work could be as one does as employment, ot could be as monk does as employment. this person perfects his relationship with the Lord in the company of others in the world rather than in a closed environment.
La Tourette is facing to a great view of the valley, enclosed by a forest, and along with the only existed pathway.
Monastery Role to Community Monastery plays an important role to the neighbor communities through centuries. There’re three major programs. First is scientific center, monks helps scientist figure out how people treated certain diseases, such ass scury. Second, asylum settled in most monasteries, they had infirmaries to treat the monks, travelers, the poor, old, weak and sick. At last, The third program is education center, The monks give class to the neighbor hood kids, such as music, writing, language, etc.
My project begins with mirroring. The reflected form presents the respect, balance and contrast to La Tourette.
I’m using a grand stair covers the whole site to illustrate the openness of the new monastery, In compare to La Tourette, people getting into the monastery through a narrow threshold.
New Monaticism There’s a book called New Manastic Manifesto said “We assert that new monasticism names an impulse that is trying to incarnate itself in the new generation. It is beyond the borders of any particular religious institution, yet drinks deeply from the wells of our wisdom traditions. It is an urge which speaks to a profoundly contemplative life, to the formation of small communities of friends, to sacred activism and to discovering together the unique calling of every person and every community.” People who fell called to lives of contemplation and action but who do not necessarily feel drawn to one particular religious tradition or called to the traditional forms of monasticism. In the monastery, it’s like an spiritual journey to experience monk’s simple life. Base on those research, I’m planning to design a new monastery. a contemporary monastery which helps neighborhood in the meanwhile serves La Tourette. 09
The sculptural corridors are preserved from Le Corbusier’s design as one of the ways to circulate between the programs.
In comparison, the similar programs happen in new monastery is located at similar reflected position in La Tourette.
The sculptural curves, bright colors and choice of materiality demonstrates my interpretation and thought on Le Corbusier’s ideas.
Contemporary Monk Office
Public Community Citizen Contemporary Monk Residential Cell
Site condition In Corbusier’s design, he mainly focus in sun responsive architecture. Brise-soleil is one of most common shading method that Le Corbusier used in his design. In the new monastery, I’m treating brise-soleil in glass material. to reduce energy, and more accurate and flexible to control the lights get into the room. This method applied mostly on the west facade of the building.
In Relation to Sun Ground Level
Direct Sun Diffuse Sunlight into the room 1.concrete interior floor 2. window mullion 3.translucent glazed glass 4.low-e glass 5. 6.Aluminum Railing 6. 2”curtain wall louver panel
Le Corbusier with his color palette
Le Corbusier said “Color in architecture-a means as powerful as the ground plan and section, Or better: polychromy, a component of the ground plan and the section itself.” In Corbusier’s design, we always saw lots of bright colors from the wall to window mullions. In his palatte, his theory revolved around three concepts: using natural colors to create atmosphere, applying sythetic pigments for contrast, and deploying transparent synthetic pigments to alter surfaces without affecting how the eyes perceives space. In the new monastery, along with Le Corbusier’s palatte, color represents the atmopshere of each space, illustrates the liveness of the space, more neutral color fits to more quiet place.
Residential level plan in compare with La Touretteâ€™s cell level plan
West Elevation in compare with La Touretteâ€™s west elevation
City Infill Scheme1:The City in the city USC Marshall School of Business Satellite Campus Los Angeles, CA
Studio Prof. : Lawrence Scarpa USC Spring 2017 These are two schemes group project designed for USC School of Business Satellite Campus located in the Broadway district in downtown Los Angeles. The district used to be the center of the city in last century, where residents went to ornate movie palaces and theaters, and shopped at major department store and shops. So, the architecture built around the district at that time were high-rise buildings and set right besides each other, facade with fascinating and delicate sculpture. However, as time goes on, less and less people go to the theaters, lots of theaters have been re-purposed or restored. The Broadway now has been occupied by working class Latinos retails, flea markets, etc. The location of our site is just right besides two high rise buildings which built at the golden age of Broadway. As a result, the site is much more compact and crowd than most other places in city of Los Angeles. Therefore, this studio is focusing on the imbalance between a open field sense of campus to the actually narrow and crowded site location. At first glance, the site condition seems more applicable to have a block building filling with rooms, to maximize the use of space in this limited situation. However, it also need consideration of openness, which intends the transitional void between different programs from a real campus. In the
meanwhile, the controlling of people accessibility and security is also another problem that need to be achieved. This scheme starts with idea of vertical street. Vertical street means folding the street into a building. As a programmatic catalyst for its context, in this 250 feet high tower, the avenue is reinterpreted as the major void atrium, the alleys are reinterpreted as patio spaces. Escalators and stairs which throughout vertically in the building that connect a series of horizontally projected volumes reinterpreted as buildings on the â€œstreetâ€?, which acting as gallery spaces, classrooms, lecture halls, and residential units. Besides the spatial street idea, the actual circulation weaving in the building also offers new impressions and outlooks to the project and the city-just as in cities no place is like another owing to the diversity of the architecture, changes in solid, in void, in texture. The enclosed nature of those spaces stimulate the environment security and division of privacy. In this building, the four categories people that are public, students, faculties and students as residents, are deliberately separated by physical attachment between programs. In the meanwhile, they still getting a certain level of visual connection in-between the void. 16
Sunlight Studies The sunshine condition through the site indicates that the site is mostly in shadow.The most efficient way to perceive light is to build higher than the surrounding buildings.
Concept Form Studies The diagrams present the basic idea of levitation, porosity and vertical street. Levitation, because of the site locating almost attach to the other two buildings at sides, levitation provides a sense of floating, introduce more open spaces. Porosity, in the sunlight studies of the site, we know thereâ€™s merely daylight get into the site. Porosity means reflecting daylight from skylight into the site. The last, vertical street, the street as the central atrium, the alleys as patio spaces in the project. Those are the three main ideas for the project from site analysis. For each idea, there will be a set of six movements to describe the content. These are set as inspirations for the final idea. It will have intrinsic connections to these concepts. 19
Tracing the original grid and buildings from the Broadway Street
Uplifting and Folding the Broadway Street to place
The void space become “avenue” “alley” and ”plaza” in the building
Revising form for light penetrating through
This collage reveals the feeling of vertical street we are trying to create. The central atrium translates the “avenue” in the Broadway Street as the connection to the “buildings” on the street. In this project, the “buildings” are the programs.
STUDENT COLLABORATION/ STUDY SPACE
Entrance Open to below
Circulation are designed by accessibility by different category of people. They are public, people work at this place, students and residential.
Office Space People work in building Accessible
From the bar chart, we could easily see the proportion of each function among this project. The program in this building are arranged associated with circulation design, from bottom to top, from public to private without losing visual connections to each other.
Study Space Students Accessible
Residential Space Residents Accessible
Concept axonometric indicates the vertical street idea highlight in the drawing. In this scheme, circulation presents the actual “street” that people could pass through. The middle atrium and patio space presents spatial “street”. 26 22
atrium view 27 23
The main structure of this scheme is CLT (cross laminated timber) system. CLT has a great advantage of plane stiffness, which sustains significant robustness and wall elements that can span longer. And also the cost savings are gained across the whole life of the construction project.
A ground- source heat pump (GSHP) can provide space heating and space cooling. This system uses a heat pump to force the transfer of heat from the ground to the building. This zero emission energy also meet the large idea of sustainability in architecture design.
CLT Floor Slab
Wall Section Detail
1. 2. 3. 4.
1' STRUCTURAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER 1' SLOPE(1.8%) TAPERED INSULATION 1" *2" GALVANIZED HSS @ 48" O.C. 1 5/8" * 1 5/8" GALVANIZED METAL UNISTRUT @16" O.C. 5. 5/8" WOOD FINISH 6. METAL COUNTERFLASHING 7. 1/2" WOOD DECKING 8. BACKER ROD & SEALANT 9. 3/8" GLAZED GLASS 10. GUARD RAIL 11. 2" *10" GALVANIZED HSS @ 24" O.C. 12. 1/8" PERFORATED METAL PANEL FACADE 13. WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE 14. DRAINAGE/ OVERFLOW DRAINAGE 15. FLUORESCENT LIGHTING FIXTURE 1. 2. 3. 4.
1' STRUCTURAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER 1' SLOPE(1.8%) TAPERED INSULATION 1" *2" GALVANIZED HSS @ 48" O.C. 1 5/8" * 1 5/8" GALVANIZED METAL UNISTRUT @16" O.C. 5. 5/8" WOOD FINISH 6. METAL COUNTERFLASHING 7. 1/2" WOOD DECKING 8. BACKER ROD & SEALANT 9. 3/8" GLAZED GLASS 10. GUARD RAIL 11. 2" *10" GALVANIZED HSS @ 24" O.C. 12. 1/8" PERFORATED METAL PANEL FACADE 13. WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE 14. DRAINAGE/ OVERFLOW DRAINAGE 15. FLUORESCENT LIGHTING FIXTURE
16. W24 *104 WIDE FLANGE BEAM 17. SMART FLOOR SUPPORT @ 48" O.C. 18. 1/2' *1' WOOD PANEL TREAD 19.1/8" BENT LIP TO TREAD 20.1/8" PAN TO STRINGER TREAD 21. 6" STRUCTURAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER 22. 3" RIGID INSULATION 23. 6" METAL GRATING FLOOR 24. 1' CONCRETE SLAB 25. 3" TOP CONCRETE SLAB 26. 1/2" EXPANSION JOINT 27. WIRE HANGER 28. THE ROCKFON WITH A EDGE 29. MAIN RUNNER T24 30. GRAVEL DRAINAGE LAYER
31. VAPOR BARRIER 16. W24 *104 WIDE FLANGE BEAM 32. 2" SAND 17. SMART FLOOR SUPPORT @ 48" O.C. 33. 6" CONCRETE SLAB 18. 1/2' *1' WOOD PANEL TREAD 34. CONCRETE STREET 19.1/8" BENT LIP TO TREAD 35. 1' CONCRETE RETAINING WALL 20.1/8" PAN TO STRINGER TREAD 36. 6" RIGID INSULATION 21. 6" STRUCTURAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER 37. ROCK 22. 3" RIGID INSULATION 38. CONCRETE FOOTING 23. 6" METAL GRATING FLOOR
City Infill Scheme II: Levitating the Voids USC Marshall School of Business Satellite Campus Los Angeles, CA
Studio Prof. : Lawrence Scarpa USC Spring 2017
Different from previous scheme, folding street to the site, the second scheme commences from levitation to solve the problem of openness fitting into a narrow site. Levitation has two actions, first separate then lift. Separation maintains privacy between various programs, Lifting increase open space in-between to fulfill the sense of campus. Individual uses have been arranged in an inspiring composition to provide spaces for supporting functions. While the programmatic volumes floating over a void, the void space is playing a significant role in circulation. On account of the school for business in need to interact with public, the network of spaces is connecting by the central circulation stair, a interconnected vertical space that extends from the ground floor to the top of the building. One of the key features navigating public is the grand stair on the ground level, which could be easily perceived at the entrance of the project. The idea of grand stair also brings about further possibilities of activities, like guest lecture, small concerts, tailoring to business school students interact with people in the society to improve their professional skill.
Moreover, the circulation weaving in the atrium, also has been carefully distributed by the accessibility from the bottom to top, from public to private. Each patio has an critical duty showing a vertical spatial separation, indicates transition and differentiation between the lower and upper programs. Another particular part of the design is the structure. With applying CLT (cross laminated timber) as main structure material, concrete shear walls at both sides and concrete core in the center, the spacing between columns augmented,maximizing the sense of levitating.
Program The site property line is located right besides the existing building
The existing open spaces decentralized around the site
Emerging open space to the site
Stacking and Levitating the open space in between
Modifying by specific programs and accessibility 29
STUDENT COLLABORATION/ STUDY SPACE
SHIPPING/ DELIVERY ENTRY/ TRASH
This longitudinal section collage presents the conceptual idea between the solid and void we are trying to achieve. Besides the clear separation between programs, the atrium in the center with grand stair enhance the connection between spaces. 30
Circulation is designed and tailored to accessibility by the four category of people going to use this development.
Same as previous scheme, this scheme is also applying CLT (cross-laminated timber) as the main structure. However, differs from the other scheme, to leave the openness of the atrium and patio space to create the sense of floating, beside the CLT, also using steel structural components like steel columns and bracing system and concrete shear wall at both longitudinal sides to maximize the spacing between structural elements. The steel moment frame also serve with seismic purpose.
Entrance Open to below Everyone Accessible
Office Space Officers Accessible Concrete Shear Wall
Study Space Students Accessible
Steel Moment Frame
Steel Bracing System
Wall Section North Facade
Wall Section South Facade
Axonometric Wall and Facade Detail
A Brewery Museum Underground Brewing Experience in City Center Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Studio Prof. : Rob Ley USC Fall 2016
This project mainly develops a brewery, which contains beer museum, tasting room, production spaces and offices. Furnishing work space for brewing process, in the meanwhile creating an opportunity for visitors having a tasty and joyful brewery experience. The site of this project is located in downtown, Los Angeles, right besides Grand Central Market, near Bunker Hill. The site situation transformed to a great extent in past few years, the Grand Central Market changed from trading low-cost goods to ample food court facing to middle-end customers, especially pairing to the people work on the Bunker Hill. Consequently, this transformation has affected the blocks around the area, from dirty abandoned place to a certain level of business.
Tadao Ando said â€œI would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.â€? To this project, I start from solving the congestion and uncleanness problem within the district. However, not as general museum design, combining exhibition into solid one piece. In contrast, I come up with to leave the void at ground level, the brewery process are settle underground to help relieving the crowdedness. People grab their food from nearby places, rambling into the brewery forest, maximize the cheerful experience that both brewery museum and beer bring to life.
The studio seeks to look for the issue bringing by the changes in these past few years. At this point, from my research, because of the fast rise of Grand Central Market, the people overflowing, the site in a serious lack of seating and parking situation, which brings more grab and go people other than diners sit around, makes the cleanness and congestion issue in a severe condition.
Connection and Perception of the Site
This series of diagrams show people’s moving and speed around the site at different time of a day. I use systematic colors to summarize the most people passing the site into seven major categories, which are people works nearby, people lives nearby, visitors, students, seniors, children and homeless, to describe their routes and moving speed at four selected time in a day .The thinner the line is, the faster speed the person moves.
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People works nearby People lives nearby Visitors / Tourists Students Senior People Children
Architecture Dig Down
+ Brewery Space
Step 3: Extruding some of process above the plaza level
Step 2: Arranging brewery equipment by process into space
Step 4: Adjusting pathway directions by connect to GCM and adjacent road
= Connecting Existing Entrance
+ Exhibition Plaza
+ Brewery Equipment
Step 1: Moving program to underground, leave ground level as plaza
Step 5: Modifying the towers by previous designed pathways
= Visiting Route
Brewery Park 40
Wood Panel Roofing
Glass Facade of Towers B2 Level
Self-supporting towers: Concrete slab with concrete columns to support the weight of brewery
Main Structure: Waffle Concrete Slab with concrete columns and load-bearing walls (with Steel wide flange beams supported bridges)
Roofing Load bearing wall around the whole site
Roofing is an indiction for directing people to the entrance to the underground brewery museum. Contrasting to the rectangular glass exhibit towers, curved form flows on the site imitates the movement of people.
Beer brewing machinery
Architectural Urbanism Urban Planning for New Venice City Venice, Italy
Studio Prof. : Peter Zellner USC Fall 2017
As we know, Venice is a small city in northeastern Italy situated across a group of 118 small islands. Due to special location, where the sea, land and sky come together and also because of its unique art and architecture attracts millions of billions of tourists every year. However, just owing to superfluous tourists, rise the expense for living, the restaurants and retails expense goes much higher than live on mainland. In an increasing number of house owners preferred change their homes to Airbnb and hotels, driving up cost of permanent housing, makes the city in a serious population declination situation. In the meanwhile, Venice is also facing sea level rising, pollution and destruction of historic buildings. These serious issue need to be solved immediately. This project will critique and engage the Venetian tourism crisis and de-population trends by creating new forms of urbanism.
The project under consideration will address tourism, transition and also new housing prototypes. In the meanwhile, to investigate an architecture that hovers between new and old, water and land, ground and sky, field and excavation. Moreover, at the scale of the city and itâ€™s infrastructures is also an important elements in urban design which is currently missing catalyst for a imaging new Los Angeles. At the beginning of the project, start with analyzing and designing the urban within a specific geographic or cultural territory in different scale, from a building, to a block, then a city.
To address those issues, this studio is focusing on developing new architectural interventions in Venice. Making large scale urban proposals for the physical growth and the expansion of the Commune di Venezia.
This project will develop new architectural interventions in Venice, near the sites of Le Corbusierâ€™s Venice Hospital and Peter Eisenmanâ€™s Cannaregio Town Square. Both unrealized, visionary projects. These interventions will critique and engage the Venetian tourism crisis and declining population trends by creating new forms of urbanism as alternative models for growing Venice in 21st century. 45
Form Development Looking back to history, Le Corbusier and Peter Eisenman both did project in Venice in 1960s. Le Corbusier began with ideas of Calli and Campelli (means plaza and streets) come up a hospital base on his modular system. Base on Corbusier’s design, Peter Eisenman did a plaza extending from Corbusier’s hospital. Unfortunately, they both not been built. In my project, concluding their ideas into 100*100 meters field as start point, steps forward to several transformation become my own module.
Le Corbusier In Corbusier’s design, the modules are patient rooms. Each room receives an individual cell with windows looking toward outside. In the meanwhile connect with corridors.
Peter Eisenman In Eisenman’s design, he began with three scales-real scale, house scale and model of house scale. Leaving people a sense of absence. He also interested in the evolutionary process of the physical trace left by Corbusier’s hospital.
Due to the research on demographic analysis from past fifty years, it’s easily to find residents lives on Venice has a serious descending situation. The main reason cause this fact is Venice is introducing times of tourists every years causes the issue.
To design this project, I’ve started from two perspectives. One from overall planning, the other one from forms.
Offset from water edge
“A Linear City” provides high accessibility
Goal Therefore, my primary goal is to increase the residents live on the island. In the meanwhile, day trippers decrease significantly, alternate their stay on the land from less a day to short-term stay.
Waterway along the road
Roads and waterway overlapping spot become transition knot
Knot as a traffic hub with a plaza, a ports for boat and public buildings
Around the knot, is mostly working spaces
Solution How to introduce people live on Venice is the vital issue for this project. The new development should target several elements that original city often missing.
Away from the knot turn into private residential.
Introducing from old Venice city
Venice is a walkable city, green space designed approximately 500 feet apart in old urban planning. New development also borrows the idea.
Introducing the idea from old Venice city, â€œCalli and Campelliâ€? means that street and plaza, each two streets intersection point become a plaza into new development.
Since Venice is a water transport city, each intersection point, not only have plazas, also need sufficient port space for water taxi loading. More public space closer to larger port, more private space has less boarding space.
Sea Level Rising As we know,Venice is facing severe issue of sea level rising in past years, and the current situation goes worse. The mediterranean will rise by up to 5 ft(140cm) before 2100, in comparison, the sea level has risen by just 1 ft in the last 1,000 years.
Venice Sea level rising Therefore, in the new development, sea level rise also need to be seriously considered. Making everything floating on the water is a great and audacious solution. The bonded honeycomb system is a way to hold large structures floating over the sea, the building blocks are using this system and the depth of the honeycomb going to be various due to the weight of the building. In fact, lots of oil platform already applied this method in deep sea oil drilling system. Small structures, such as pathways could be hold by styrofoam and tied to seabed. Moreover, the new development also use new clean energy such as tidal energy and wind energy to maximize the advantages of an island situation. The subsurface flow constructed wetland sewage system is using wetland to dispose waste water, from this system, the water could be reused to watering plants. In further filtering process, the water is going to turn into freshwater reusable for household. The building structures above the ground is going to be cross-laminated timber structure system, these structures are much lighter than concrete and steel, and flexible used for all elements of a building(walls, floor, roof), also easy to assemble. 51
Tidal Energy Wind Energy
Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland sewage system
Freshwater filtering from sewage system
Bonded Honeycomb Main floating system
Styrofoam for floating pathway
CLT above water building structural system,
Mixed-Use Village Retail, office and residential for a small town Bainbridge Island, WA
Studio Prof. : Peter Brachvogel UW Fall 2014
This project is located on Bainbridge Island In Washington State.This development seeks to making a mixed-use mass. From the research to Bainbridge Island, the neighborhood around the site is in a great need of commercial buildings, like retail stores and offices. Due to this reason, my design used two third of spaces for these uses. Moreover, the site is besides a main street on Bainbridge Island, I arrange the programs by their different density of people, from street to back forest, from more to less. The retail stores are nearest to street attract people from street into the site, the residential sited at the farest from the street and nearby the forest at the back of the site, leaves residents a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
cost and also create dynamic rhythm. Moreover, the most important, not as rectangular blocks buildings, I stretched the corners making the buildings diagonal, for the reason, to expand the area of entrance, narrower the functional parts. Likewise, the diagonals always give people a dynamic and vivid feeling, making people like to move from narrow to wide and to narrow, at the same time, creating a harmonious and integral mood of the whole site.
Furthermore, in this project, we are also asked to consider the cost performance and meet the codes of our design on the site, for the walls I mostly applied cement board and wood panels in different sizes to save
Concept Sketches The site sit back with forest, front with street
Arranging residential close to the forest, retail close to the street
Connection and interaction between the programs
Split blocks for pathway and entrance to the site
This series of sketches presents the feeling I am trying to achieve for different programs.
Pinching and pushing corners creates courtyard space 59
Second Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Professional Works 2015.9 - 2016.7
Hengqin Mix-C City Design Competition Zhuhai, China Design Competition/ Schematic Design Phase CallisonRTKL.inc Summer 2016
My Role This competition designed a mix-C city developed by China Resources (CRC). The project included 30 towers (office, soho and residential), a convention center, mix-use commercial streets, plazas and etc. During the design process, I was in charged with lay-outing and revising plan drawings at different scale from overall to typical which including hotel, commercial streets, offices, residential and sohos. And also, I also did elevation studies for the selective phase II and III to schematic design level in the whole competition project.
Office Tower Typical Plan
Soho Typical Plan
Hotel Typical Plan
Phase II Overall Office Plan
Phase II Overall Commercial Plan
Phase II Parking Plan
Zheng Hong International Plaza Zhengzhou, China Design Development Phase CallisonRTKL.inc Spring 2016
My Role This is a mixed-use commercial project owned by Zhenghong Property. The project includes a seven-level podium for retails, and two forty-level office towers above. This project was at design development phase, my job focused on the drawings for 100% final package at the phase. The duties contained drafting and revising overall plans, elevations, sections and detail drawings in Revit and AutoCAD from clients feedback.
Typical Office Plan in Revit
Detail in Revit
Plan in Revit
Wall Section in Revit
Elevation in Revit
Wuhan Ace Mega Phase K3 Wuhan, China Schematic Design Phase CallisonRTKL.inc Spring 2016
My Role This project located in Wuhan, China, including three phases, Phase I is commercial street and two soho towers, Phase II and III are residential towers. My role in this project emphasized on refining drawings with clientâ€™s feedback, also, I enrolled with facade design of the retail street and the soho towers for Phase I.
Plan in Revit
Elevation and Section in Revit
Selected Soho Typical Plan
Shanghai Hongkou Central Area Urban Design Shanghai, China Concept Phase CallisonRTKL.inc Fall 2015
My Role This urban planning proposal was designed for Shanghai Hongkou District, the package was going to present to the government. In this urban planning proposal, I was doing site analysis, diagrams and also came up studies of laying out buildings.
Site Analysis Diagram
Urban Planning Studies
Urban Planning Studies