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Architecture Portfolio - musan


WHO AM I? A dynamic and minimal Architecture student committed to being a bridge which combines the unique Eastern philosophy and the aesthetic Western theories into artistic vision. Current notable design projects have included the museum and The gate house. - Musan (Bin Zhang)


CONTENT Academic Projects 2016 SPRING - Prof. Christopher Fein - A GATE HOUSE FOR A GREAT HOUSE,DALLAS,USA - THE COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, NEW YOUR CITY, USA

2015 FALL - Prof. Emily Koenig - THE FALLS BREWERYTHE NEST,COTTONWOOD FALl, USA - THE NEST

2015 SPRING - Prof. Donald Watts - THE ATA TRANSIT SHELTER, MANHATTAN, KS,USA - THE HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE LIBRARY

2014 FALL - Prof. Perter Magyar - THE ALL-SEEING EYE HOUSE, MANHATTAN, KS,USA

PERSONAL PHOTOGAPHY AND DRAWINGS


A GATE HOUSE FOR A GREAT HOUSE DALLAS,USA

ROBERT STERN

serenity

NEW (PRESNT /FUTURE)

NOISE

SITE ANALYSIS


The Great Houses - Rachofsky House by Richard Meier has been chosen. The project involves the design of a small gatehouse/visitors center to the house. The current site plan has an existing wall in front of the house. The story of this project began with the controversy of this wall...keep it? or tear down? I decided

to keep the wall as my concept which allows people to walk through this project can experience the new wall and the old wall with history. It's my way to respect Richard Miller's works and also respond to the spirit of museum - the conversation between the History and the Future.

RACHOFSKY HOUSE

CONCEPT - COREWALL

PUBLIC

PRIVATE

ZONING

THE GATE HOUSE


CIRCULATION CIRCULATION

“Sometimes, a space is more than three dimensional experiences. It could be a time machine which brings your sub consciousness through the history to the future. I respect the history, I fascinate the present, so I can better comprehend the future. ” - Musan

MODEL DETAILS


STRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIP

MODEL DETAILS

"White is the most wonderful color because within it you can see all the colors of the rainbow. The whiteness of white is never just white; it is almost always transformed by light and that which is changing; the sky, the clouds, the sun and the moon." - Richard Meier

SECTION B-B


DAY RENDERING The roof suspended on the wall by columns. The new columns line up with the Richard Meier's columns as the intimate structural relationship. The opening windows on the facade indicates the interior cell programs from the public to the private.

EAST ELEVATION


WEST ELEVATION

The tiny canterliver visitor center achieves the visual view connection between the Rachofsky House and its neighbor -Robert Stern.

PERSPECTIVE RENDERING

SECTION A-A


EAST ELEVATION NIGHT RENDERING

The white concrete panels change its color texture due to the affection of surroundings' light. The interior light lights up the interior space also has potential function to show and indicate those columns during the night.

WEST ELEVATION

SECTION A-A


B

a

a

B

MODEL DETAILS

FLOOR PLAN

STRUCTURE- PROCESS SKETCH


THE COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, NEW YORK,USA

The Cooper Hewitt has decided to open a statellite museum on the Lower East Site to showcase modern American design. The aim of this project is to focus on both exhibition and education with this particular onsite collection at its heart. I began this project with two questions: Why would people today still want to go to the museum rather than watching those pieces of arts on the Internet with the crazy details...Then I realized sometimes, people go to museum not only because what those arts looks like, also what their body feel like inside the museum... So how can I achieve a memorable and enlightened museum with the beginning of site analyses? My answer is : What if I applied the way people approach and appreciate a piece of art by different angles and distances. Apply this inspiration into architectural elements: The Spatial Experiences, The Flexibility and the Engagement Relationship.


SUN-PATH ANALYSIS

ENTRY & CIRCULATION

NOISE CONTRPOL

TEMPERATURE


CONCEPT MODELS: The Way how the light affects the interior spatial experiences and circulation. STUDY MODELS


SECTION PERSPECTIVE


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GROUND FLOOR

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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SECOND FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR

THIRD FLOOR PLAN 1. CAFE 2. CAFE KITCHEN 3. RECEPTION AREA 4. ADMINSTRATION OFFICE 5. COAT ROOM 6. CUSTODIAL ROOM 7. MACHANICAL ROOM 8. COLLECTION STORAGE, LOADING AREA 9. GIFE SHOP 10. GALLERY 11. VISTOR SERVICES, MAIL/COPE ROOM 12. PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETINGS, MENBERSHIP


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19 Machanical

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UP

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FOUTH FLOOR

FOUTH FLOOR PLAN 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

LECTURE ROOM COFERENCE, BREAK ROOM LIVRARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT SEMINAR ROOM DIRECTOR AND CURATOR CONSERVATION

UP

UP

15

Custodial

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DOWN

DOWN

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FIFTH FLOOR

FIFTH FLOOR PLAN

6

SIXTH FLOOR

SIXTH FLOOR PLAN


INTERIOR RENDERING

For the overall spatial experiences, I tried to achieve the balance between the nature light and the artificial light by taking advantage of those partition walls and the curtain wall.

FINAL MODEL


INTERIOR RENDERING

The artificial light indicates the circulation. And creating the meditation atmosphere for visitors having their individual connection with every single piece of arts.

MODEL DETAILS


INTERIOR RENDERING

The atrium permits the natural light to sublimate the purpose of unique interior experiences for each floors.

MODEL DETAILS


INTERIOR RENDERING

Two strategies have been used in the curtain wall: the curtain wall combines with the ramp in order to engage the relationship between the museum and the public. Also the panoramic view gives a perspective gift for people turning around the corner the of partition wall.

MODEL DETAILS


THE FALLS BREWERY COTTONWOOD FALL,KS,USA

The purpose of this project is to import more "fresh blood"(more functions Brewery Museum, Unique experiences) for the community which lacks labor to developed. The project is conceived as the timeline (light navigation in architecture) connected three main zoning spaces (Future, History and Present). Each spaces is characterized by its own materials. Unique experiences for visiting is giving a chance for people around this city, especially Manhattan and Kansas City people willing to drive couple hours to visit this city.

SITE PLAN


The studs partly block the brewery gravity system process for the purpose of creating the curiosity.


A-A SECTION


B-B SECTION


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DOWN

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LIGHT EFFECTS &CIRCULATION CIRCULATION LIGHT EFFECTS & 5.

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B

B 1.

A

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

The patterns of facade panels have relationship among the upper and lower floor, indoor and outdoor. The opened skylight directs people to experience the unique translucent red glass during the daytime.


The concept delivers the spatial experiences from the public dining space to the private dining space and the brewery house.

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up

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PRIVATE DINING SPACE

BREWERY HOUSE

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN PUBLIC DINING SPACE

ZONING & MATERIALS ZONING & MATERIALS

WARM VS COLD 4.

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DOWN

The concept provides the whole piece of translucent red glass to indicate the circulation, and the contrast between the warm and cold color texture.

1. INDOOR DINING SPACE 2. KITCHEN 3. CUSTODIAL 4.CONDITIONING AND SERVING SPACE 5.GRAIN STORAGE 6. FERMENTATION SPACE 7. PRIVATE DRINKING AREA 8. OFFICE ROOM 9. TESTING ROOM 10. OUTDOOR DRINKING 11. MASH AND BREW SPACE 12. KEGGING AND KEG STORAGE 13. MACHANICAL ROOM 14. TELEPHONE ROOM

11.

DOWN

BREWERY HOUSE

PRIVATE DINING SPACE

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

PUBLIC DINING SPACE

1. INDOOR DINING SPACE 2. KITCHEN 3. CUSTODIAL 4.CONDITIONING AND SERVING SPACE 5.GRAIN STORAGE 6. FERMENTATION SPACE 7. PRIVATE DRINKING AREA 8. OFFICE ROOM 9. TESTING ROOM 10. OUTDOOR DRINKING 11. MASH AND BREW SPACE 12. KEGGING AND KEG STORAGE 13. MACHANICAL ROOM 14. TELEPHONE ROOM

ZONING & MATERIALS

WARM VS COLD

WARM VS COLD


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AXONOMETRIC AXONOMETIC


THE NEST CONCEPT DESIGN

The inspiration of this nest design came from the feeling of nest in winter time. The absence of leaves on the tress could make the nest standing out of branches. In architectural way, so I began my design to create a critical space stands out among multiple spaces. To solve the reality issue - the inconvenient circulation between the Land Park and the Ocean Park and the Ocean Park is the original intension of this project.


All those spaces represent there is an Interlinked system/relationship between the Nest, Branches and Sky.

The main circulation is sparked by the research of the nest. The nest takes a lot efforts from both the male & the female. They have very impressive cooperation - in order to set up their nest, they have to fly more than 10,0000 times. Even they have completely different directions, they are connected by their memories in same destination - their house- Nest.


Idea Sketch (Bird sets up their nest on the top of tree is in order to see the dangers easily - Higher , Better view. the critical space relates to the function of activity like sightseeing stand and lifeguard room. And the space connected the East and West escalators also have access to the “Nest�, providing more choices for visitors.)


MODEL DETAILS


THE ATA TRANSIT SHELTER, MANHATTAN,KS

INSPIRATION The inspiration for this design comes from the idea of section of the Little Apple. I believe a bus stop is not only a transportation spot, but also a culture symbol for people to remember the city's stories. For this project, its cure space with several pieces of translucent painted glass in order to achieve a good space for resting. And the design of seating area is engaged with the whole project. And the sense of flowing seating space has potential divided the bus stop into two type of people: Adult and Kids because of their different height.

THE LITTLE APPLE IN SHADOW


THE HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE LIBRARY


For this library design, my inspiration for this project was sparked by the source of life in the RPG games. It has same feature like library. In the game the characters gain health points when they get close to sources of life. In reality, people gain knowledge when they stay in library. So my concept is "flow". What I am trying to do is to create multiple spaces has sense of flowing by using several light control panels and arrangement of forms.

HAND DRAWINGS


THE ALL SEEING EYE HOUSE

For this house design, I brought the consideration of lake in front of site. It sparked my mind to achieve an intimate relationship between the humanity and the nature. So I prefer to call it as an eye of lake.


HAND DRAWINGS


The bookshelf engaged with the wall. Turning around the kitchen, the panoramic living space and balcony bring your perspective into the skin of lake.


The shading device on the roof permits the purpose of skylight into the main stair. The portion of curtain wall divided the space into two pieces: the serenity and the private.


PERSONAL DRAWINGS

Drawing is another way for me to record those books I read, those people I met and those stories I have experienced.

<<THE CHURCH OF LIGHT>>


<<THE CIRCLE OF LIFE>>

<<INNOCENT>>

<<DETERMINATION>>

<<THE WHITE ROSE FOR GRANDMA>>


<<KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY>>


<<MANHATTAN,KS>>


PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

The photography is not about how many land I have travelled. It's all about how many unique moment I would be conscious.

<<THE BALANCE OF NATURE & HUMANITY >>


<<ONE WALL, ONE WORLD >>

<<CONCRETE >>

<<THE GIRL >>


THANK YOU FOR READING MY STORIES.

CONTACT MUSAN (BIN ZHANG)

: Apt 10, 1912 Hunting Ave, Manhattan, KS, USA 66502 : musan@ksu.edu : (785)317-5719

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