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Architectural & Design Portfolio NCSU Design Selected Works 2013 - 2016

Work 01 Desert Resort Fall.2014 \ Group Project Work 02 Cliff House Fall.2014 Work 03 Lake House Winter.2014 Work 04 Charleston City Museum Fall.2013 Work 05 NCMA Garden Toolshed Summer.2016 \ Group Project Work 06 Light Fixtures - Carbon Fiber Spring.2016 Work 07 PS4 Controller Spring.2016 Work 08 Airport City Spring.2016 Work 09 Tall Building - A Sunny Place In A Foggy City Fall.2015

Supplementary Works Models Transformation- Carve + Slide Spring.2014 Drawings

Location: Kuwait Professor: Kenneth Hobgood Partner: Rebecca Ryan Program size: 1,000,000 sqf

Fall 2014

Work 01


Preliminary study models

Project Desert Resort in Kuwait was a studio focusing on physical model making. I was very enjoying to think design through these preliminary study models with my partner. It was quite fun to play these program elements around in different compositions. The main design purpose was creating a resort for artists to stay here in a period of time and providing working studios for them to make art pieces in the form of painting, sculpture, or music whichever they choose to respond the nature of desert. And there were a series of suites for guests, conference rooms, swimming pool, spa, and banquet to support the economy part of this project.





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Suites Elevator core Main service bar( lobby, administration, cafe, library, banquet, and conference rooms) SPA Auditorium Black box Exhibition Studios Entrance




A. East garden view

B. West garden view

Work 02 Fall 2014


Professor: Kenneth Hobgood Location: North Carolina, western mountain area Program size: 2,000 sqf

This was a two weeks project that each indivudual in studio was asked to design a residential program and work with the topography though without a specific site. After studying materials about western North Carolina, I found that I was particularly intrigued by the cliff and the waterfall in this area. After a series of model study, I made the structure were supported by steel trusses which were mounted into the rock, and roof type was changed from flat to a slant one due to the winter weather here. Project started with a fantacy about cliff dwelling, I intended to keep a thrill feeling of it and in awe of nature.

Study drawings






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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Metal roof Wood truss Insulation/sheathing/ceiling Steel frame Steel column Window mullion

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Handrail Concrete slab Steel truss Wood ceiling(pulled up by steel truss)

11. Elevator Core 12. EGRESS

Sub level

Under floor air distribution


Main level


Work 03 WINTER 2014


Location: SUN MOON LAKE, TAIWAN Program size: 8,000 sqf

Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to do something as a return for my mother who is a great woman in my life. Ever since I began study architecture, I’ve been dreaming one day maybe I can afford a land with a beautiful lake view at my hometown Taiwan and build a summer retreat for her and family. This project was started at a snowy day in United States when I was playing a set of Lego in the dormitory. And this project will be continue till the day I can make it really happen.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Con 42” Con Stee Stee Con Con impl

ncrete roof top tall handrail ncrete roof terrace with insulation el structure el support stairs with wood treads ncrete floor slabs ncrete floor slabs with insulation lement beneath






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Ground level



First level


Roof terrace


Professor: Sara Queen Location: Charleston, South Carolina Program size: 13,000 sqf

Fall 2013

Work 04

Charleston City Museum

? Cemetery Church/Museum Residential Commercial Parking

After a series mapping s were asked to design a city mus this ancient town. The site was su churches like French Huguenot, C the St. Philip’s; most important the connected to it. Designed elon were not only paying homage to mimicking those tombstones but narrow pedestrian lanes in betwee

? Circulation


study of Charleston, students seum which should represent urrounded by many historical Circular Congregational, and ere were beautiful cemeteries gated walls of this museum the past history of this city by t also reflecting Charleston’s en city streets.


Gathering Center



Entrance Repetition

Study Drawings

Work 05 Summer 2016

NCMA Garden Toolshed

Professor: Ellen Cassilly, Erik Mehlman, Randall Lanou Location: North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Partner: NCSU 2016 Design Build Group Program size: 620 sqf

Garden tool storage and small outdoor classroom in the Discovery Garden at NCMA. In addition to creating a space for gathering and storage, the outdoor teaching space encourages visitors to discover their surroundings. The roof is expressive and channels rain water into the adjacent rain garden that feeds the food forest beyoud. The food forest, rain garden and this toolshed serve as the patron’s gateway to the Discovery Garden from the amphitheater entrance.

Aug. 4th 2016 _ Structure Date finished

Work 06 SPRING 2016


Professor: David Hill Material limitation: Carbon fiber

Project involved with material studying and Rhinoceros 3D modeling along with parametric design by using Grasshopper plug-in. The process for making these light fixtures was laying sticky pre-preg carbon fiber string upon a cardboard mold and baking both of molds and carbon fiber string in an oven around 240 oF for about 2 hours. After carbon fiber was cooling down at room temperature, it hardened and could easily be detached from the mold. And following by assembling the specific light bulbs through the designed connections.

Work 07 SPRING 2016

PS4 CONTROLLER Professor: David Hill

This one week assignment was quiet fun. In this project I got the chance to explore curves but not only straight lines. It was like a warming up practice for program Rhinoceros. I chose to made this small object which I was fond of. After parts of the controller were built up, I created a quick digital rendering so that reviewer could have a better visual sense of it. In the meanwhile the 3D printing technology is moving forward, I can’t help to think about the future of pre-fabricating architectural material. The era of parametric combine with real customizing is coming.

Work 08 Spring 2016


Professor: Wayne Place Location: RDU Airport, North Carolina Program size: 1,000,000+ sqf

Studio was given a task to make a master plan for an airport city to catch up the growing population rate of Raleigh, Durham, and triangle area. According to Professor Place’s estimation, it will require three times more demand of terminal capacities to accomodate the passenger flow within 20 years. And it could also be a great chance to plan ahead for a future airport city. The main study was finding a way to maximize the use of surrounding lands which were own by RDU.

Typical airport layout: Terminals and facilities are surrounded by runways

Atlanta International Airport

Beijing International Airport

Proposed airport city scheme: FLIP Runways will be surrounded by terminals and facilities; a airport city will be able to grow right next to terminals. New city blocks will follow north-south grid in order to fully utilize solar energy.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Current Layout

Citizen Drop-off Pick-up

Study Model

Final Model

PLAN Drop-off Level

Highway Bridge

Shop/ Restaurant Security Zone Travelator MEP/ Storage

Work 09 Fall 2015


Professor: Wayne Place Location: San Francisco, Bay area Program size: 1,500,000 sqf Office 54 floors (floor to floor height 12’) Residential 53 floors (floor to floor height 10’) Commercial 4 floors (floor to floor height 15’) Underground parking 3 floors (floor to floor height 15’)

Keep trapezoid city block footprint for podium stucture and pull up a box

Eliminate a chunk of volume starting from the diagonal on the path of south sunlight

West volume could adopt PV panels on the facade collecting solar heat for east volume’s hot water source

Major wind is from the west during a year. Make office tower on the west side to block part of the chill wind blows toward the residential tower.

Wind rose data from Climate Consultant by UCLA

Tall building studio brought me to San Francisco, a place full of culture diversity. People biking, from one hill to another; temperature there could be chill and sometimes I could feel its humid. Programs required office, residential, and commercial spaces. Rather than designed one mix-used tower, I decided to adopted two towers scheme to clarify the circulation and increase the sense of secure for the residential space. Main idea of this project was like using south sunlight as a sword to eliminate a chunk of volume on the center to shape office and residential towers then leave a court on the commercial level for public to appreaciate the sunlight.

Site Study: Communication & neighborhoods

•Octavia Blvd. & Hayes Green •Hayes Valley Alleys •Octavia’s Haze Gallery •Polanco •Residents Appreal Gallery

•Herbst Theater •San Francisco O •San Francisco Sy •San Francisco JA •San Francisco M •Asian Art Museum •San Francisco Pu •SHN Orpheum Th •Bill Graham Civic •Alioto Plaza

•Twitter, Inc. •Dolby Laboratories •Uber, Inc. •Square, Inc.

Opera ymphony AZZ Center Music Conservatory m ublic Library heater c Auditorium

Mass Shadow Diagrams

Mar. 20th





Jun. 20th

Sep. 22th

Dec. 22th

People like to bike around the city, not only because they like to challenge the hilly topography here but also the city govenment makes the public rental bikes are easy to access. This diagram shows the site can be engaged with this city sport/habit.

How to play? 1. Get a bicycle



2. Choose a bicycle route

3. Explore the city

53th office +629’

52th residential

21th office & 25th residential

3th commercial, 4th office, & 5th residential



Supplementary Works


Spring 2014, Transformaion Studio Professor: Matthew Griffith, Don Kranbuehl

Transformation Study Carve + Slide

Study Plan

Study Section

Supplementary Works

Hand Drawings

Desert architecture study sketches

D.C. travel study

Raleigh Skyline

Supplementary Works

Hand Drawings

Summer 2015, Landscape Drawing class Professor: Fernando Magallanes

Thanks for your time.

Mokuan Lin Portfolio