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LU ZHANG PORTFOLIO WORK SAMPLES FROM 2013-2016


INDEX SELECTED WORK 2013-2016

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OBJECTHOOD DOMESTICITY AND URBAN LIFE- REFORMATING THE GRID’S EDGE

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POINTS AND LINES LANDFILL POST-CAMPUS SITE DEVELOPMENT IN FUKUOKA CITY

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BETWEEN MOUNTAIN AND SEA URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN ANCIENT TOWN

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GRIDHOOD RETHINKING THE URBANISM OF FACTORY AND CITY IN SINGAPORE

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STORY COLLECTION FOR TEN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION MEMORIAL MUSEUM

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PANDORA'S BOX THE HOTEL COMPLEX

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BUILT WORK PROFESSIONAL WORK, DIGITAL FABRICATION


01 OBJECTHOOD DOMESTICITY AND URBAN LIFE-REFORMING THE GRID'S EDGE 2016 Clifford Wong Winning Prize GSD Urban Core Studio Instructor: Felipe Correa Collaborator: Liang Wang Fall 2015


THESIS The observation focuses on the existing division between typical Manhattan grid and the “Towers in Park� typology. The two dominant types form up the urbanism across Manhattan and beyond, each presenting unique spatial organization and the life style embedded within. Based on the observation, the design proposal exams a hypothesis of combining two urbanism: the normal grid and abnormal objects, as the basic urban model to construct the city. In this way it generates a new urban model and typology coming out with the collision, where lies the possibility of applying this model as a common framework for a broader context.

FACTS Existing urban fabric

OBSERVATION Two models of urbanism

HYPOTHESIS A city of objecthood

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OBJECTS AS TYPE

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The place where grid reconciles with the objects give the public amenities shape and generates another layer of public space. The objects mediate with the elements at different scales: the city scale, where the public amenities and landscape loop serves a larger community and ties the site to the large context; the medium scale, where the objects mediate between the grid structure and public space, providing a layer of connection to the waterfront as well; the architectural scale, where the objects give a variety of shapes and identities to the space.


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CROSS SITE SECTION The ground floor conditions variate among public amenities and housing courtyards. The public amenities include library, office, and sight-view tower at the waterfront.

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PUBLIC GROUND The objects not only accommodate housing units but also public amenities, each as a type both in terms of its form and organization of the space. The form of the object gives the identity of specific public or recreational programs where the objects meet with the grid.

WATERFRONT The object mediates with the waterfront at the edge. The courtyard type allows public recreational amenities like playground, swimming pool, which bridges the life towards the waterfront. In this way, the outline of the object defines a new character of the waterfront.


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The typical housing types here are constructed with the aggregation of the basic module of 25*25, from which it accommodates a diversity of domestic life in terms of single and multiple family types.


SECTION MODEL 1:500 The ground floor conditions vary among public amenities and housing courtyards. The public amenities include school, auditorium, and waterfront playgrounds.


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02 POINTS AND LINES LANDFILL POST-CAMPUS SITE DEVELOPMENT IN FUKUOKA CITY GSD Optional Studio Nominated by Platform 10 Instructor: Toshiko Mori Fall 2016


COMPOUNDS AS CENTERS To dissolved the institutional campus without changing the educational function, the proposed centers will be skill learning based on community, which becomes the social constraint of the neighborhood.

CENTER-ORIENTED INTERVENTION Instead of filling the site at once, the urban intervention takes different phases. By keeping the historic building and utilizing them with new established compounds, they will gradually stimulate the development of the surrounding neighborhood.

Temples exist as compounds defining different block condition while situating within the urban fabric

Urban Center Network in Fukuoka Manifesting as Different Typologies

Temple as the Typology Study

URBAN SPINES FORMULATED BY COMPOUNDS To developed the urban compounds, it allows to retrieve back to the city's urbanization. The dominate urban centers in Japanese city making are the temples which usually form the cluster of buildings and landscape. By applying this typology as space organization, the skill learning centers situate themselves as a coherent connected system.


The Intellectual Study: Mediating between urban blocks.

The Athletic Training: Utilizing exisitng university amenities.

The Domestic Skill: Incorporating productive landscape

The Art Skill: Utilizing preserved campus building as art school and studios

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URBAN SPINE OF COMPOUNDS Each compound is embedded with certain programs defined by the space organization, and connected by the landscape loop. The successive housing compounds are developed surrounded the centers.

The Art Skill: Utilizing preserved campus building as art school and studios


FRAGMENT MODEL OF ONE COMPOUND 1:200 The system consists of skill learning school, and learning-living arcade, and the housing congregation developed in the form of compound as well.


COMPOUND AS COMMUNITY CENTER The skill learning school incorporate with open space and public functions serves as the community center as well.


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COHERENCE AS NEIGHBORHOOD The co-live and learning arcade is the mediator from the school compounds to the neighborhood.

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SPACE OF CONGREGATION The open space and public function are defined for social gathering.

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03 BETWEEN MOUNTAIN AND SEA THEATER AND MARKET COMPLEX IN ANCIENT TOWN Tsinghua Academic Studio Instructor: Mengzhen Han Spring 2014


Figure Generated from the Context

Dry Wall System And Column Structure

Transition of Two Scales

THE FORM AS TRANSITION OF URBAN FABRICS The project explores the variation and transition between two different scales of urban configuration, the typical residential fragments and ancient wall. Located on the edge of the ancient city town, the design mediates not only at urban scale, but also, respond to the traditional indigenous architectural style that is deeply connected with context of mountain and sea. By integrating public and cultural function like market, theater, this project identifies itself as the center of the community.


THE FORM AS MEDIATOR OF CONTEXT The project is grounded within the context of city wall and traditional building style, which bridges from the nature to the city


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GROUND FLOOR PLAN The culture center is oriented towards the city wall, at the same time shaped its volume. The frontage of the long facade faces the waterfront. The courtyard defines the common open space shared by the culture center and the market, which becomes the plaza for outdoor performances.


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SECOND FLOOR PLAN The main culture center includes the concert hall, the lecture room and a cinema. Linked with are the small segments of shops and stores that related to local market beneath.

ELEVATION WITHIN THE CONTEXT The elevations are in a way to resemble the mountainous local settlements and mediate between the city wall. At the same time, it breaks down the volume into different fragments.


THE FORM AS IMATATION The movement of interior space follows the form of the mountain.


04 GRIDHOOD RETHINKING THE URBANISM OF FACTORY AND CITY IN SINGAPORE GSD Optional Studio|Selected for Platform 9 Exhibition Instructor: Chris C.M Lee Collaborator: Shiyu Chen Spring 2016


Galarata Housing complex, Aldo Rossi

Housing Grid

Live-work Grid OVERLAYING GRID

Infrastruecutre Grid

Learning from Aldo Rossi’s Galarata Housing complex, which utilized simple primary forms and a series of repetitive elements, the deep structures of our housing grid captures the in-between spaces into separate housing units.


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MASTER PLAN Applying this grid structure into the site reveals a strong contrast to its surrounding tabula rasa land. The rigid grid as a common framework, sets up the rule and limitation, yet by varying the dimension of fragments creates certain openness, that embraces the proximity of housing and factories.

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LIVE-WORK SYSTEM The integration of working and living makes the production space no longer isolated from society. By applying the public functions within the factory, rooms like cafe, restaurants, and gallery become the social places where the residents can gather, for entertainment and learning.


FACTORY AS PUBLIC SPACE The public function of factories is extruded as the space for community centers, each accommodates different functions.

INDIVIDUAL LIVING UNIT The rigid grid of different housing types creates the proximity among each yet retaining the porosity


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COMMON SPACE The boundary between live and work is dissolved. The common living room becomes the micro social space adjacent to the private living space.


OVERLAYING GRIDS OF COMMUNITY Across the whole site, the network of leisure programs is conceived as another layer of the grid system. Differentiated in two scales, the small nodes of playground, pools, tennis and basketball courts are inserted within the grids.


05 STORY COLLECTION FOR TEN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION MEMORIAL MUSEUM Tsinghua Academic Studio Instructor: Lu Fan Fall 2013


FROM NARRATIVE TO SPACE The three types of the spaces present the three themes of the stories, Admiration, Collision, Disintegration. Loop presents the centripetal spaces, that people are guided towards one center, creating a tranquil and sacred mood that simulates the theme Admiration. The Linear presents with high walls and steep stairs that are not in normal scales. The route in the spaces is winding around the walls, creating a mysterious and pensive atmosphere that makes people wondering and confused. The column presents with high towers straightly cut off the spaces. It symbolizes the uncertainty and sharp condition, which is close to the image of Disintegration.

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OVERLAYED SYSTEM The family chain presents as rampway enwinding around the three basic types of spaces. The circulation exclusively displays a successive family story including four people in the ten years of the Cultural Revolution.

INDIVIDUAL AS COLLECTIVE NARRITIVE The idea of the presence of architecture not only resembles the historic theme being a string of events, but also understands the history as a collection of individual narratives. Each box would reveal a story related to the history, at the same time embrace the common theme.


COMMON STORY SPACE

Daughter' s Monologue [ I always believed that it’s me who have caused the incident of my father. Until now I still could remember the day that he fallen from the tower just like a floating feather. Only one second I have lost my beloved parent forever.]

Husband' s Monologue [ We have never seen each other since that day we separated.The three minutes seemed like three years in my life that I couldn’t move my steps. The countryside life was so arduous that I have to climbed up the mountain everyday. ]

Son's Monologue [ People in that era lived in anxiety and fear because they couldn’t trust anyone even their relatives. Children were eager to be the Red Guard by exposing their parents. I was not exceptional. Until now I still remember the scene that my father escaping from the Red Guards. ]


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06 PANDORA'S BOX THE HOTEL COMPLEX Tsinghua Academic Studio Instructor: Boying Liu Spring, 2013


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Reception Flagship Service Lift Guest Lift Fire Escape Podium Lift

CONTINUOUS ATRIUM The generation of public spaces focuses mainly on the section variation. The atriums are separated into two parts--the commercial atrium and hotel atrium, which are varied with the interior layers. The ‘boxes’ are hanged on beside the atriums, presenting with multiple functions and vertical connection.

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1. Hotel Entrance 2. Staff Entrance 3. City Entrance 4. Auditorium Entrance 5. Reception 6. Rest Area 7.Luggage Room 8. Hotel Lobby 9. Flagship Store

10. Chain Store 11.Guest Lift 12.Staff Office 13. Freight Entrance 14. Storage 15. Staff Dormitory 16. Kitchen 17. Staff Lift 18. Freight Lift

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1. Guest Lift 2. Staff Lift 3. Freight Lift 4. Multi-function 5. Fitting Room 6. Pantry 7. Swimming Pool 8. Gym 9. Male Sauna 10.Male Bathroom

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11. Female Sauna 12. Female Bathroom 13. KTV Room 14. Saloon 15. Auditorium 16. Auditorium Lobby 17. Coffee 18. Flagship Store 19. Chain Store

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ARTRIUM OF HOTEL

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07 ECHOING WITH THE FLOW THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE GARDEN DESIGN Tsinghua Academic Studio Instructor: Jun Jia Collaborator: Xiaohan Wu, Yuan Gao Spring, 2013


CREATING NATURE THROUGH ARTIFICIAL OBJECTS The traditional Chinese Garden design philosophy is a representation of nature by artificial approach. It mainly focuses on the formulation of landscape through arranging the sequence of buildings, in terms of the openness, hierarchy, movement and boundary. The design of Garden takes a systematic approach, from managing the water flow where it begins to define the sequence of different small gardens. By orientation and composition of different architectural elements, the landscape of each small gardens are identified with specific space experience.

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DYNAMIC SECTION The physical models took an important role in the design process, to study the organization of building clusters, and their relations with the landscape. Referring from the traditional Chinese gardening design methodology, the boundary, scenery and movement are considered as the constraints that generate characteristics for each small garden. The sections and topography are developed upon the study of view, from which it generates the dynamics of the movement when experiencing the route. Standing at certain points in the garden, the views are framed in a relation to the distant objects or landscape.


VIEW STUDY The views are designed as a dynamic system as people walking in the sequence of gardens composed by buildings and landscape elements. The ideology of traditional Chinese gardening is that the composition takes an important role .


SND CULTURAL & SPORTS CENTER Professional Work Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Ltd. Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 0.17 million sqm2 2016 Completed

The project is proposed as one of the most important landmark in the new town of Suzhou, China. It is a large public and cultural complex that occupies 0.2 million sqm2.The programs include sports stadium, cinema, museum, concert hall, and commercial, which forms up the micro city of urban blocks that promote civic life. The compact cluster of building volumes requires the consistency yet the differentiation on facade. The materials and pattern of facade are oriented to emphasis the interior objects.

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中国 上海市 中山西路1800号 兆丰环球大厦27楼

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WING CANOPY Digital Fabrication Collaboration Work Beijing, China 2015

The project explores the region of digital fabrication with robot, which dives the constraint of digital design and construction. The canopy was built in the corridor inside the architecture school, which was trying to ignite and decorate the banal interior into a vibrant space. The study and practice is composed of two primary parts, the exploration of form and the fabrication realization of the design. The technology implemented not only meets the idea of design but in some way, influence the logic to organize and generate forms.


SYSTEM OF GEOMETRY The formation of cellular wall exams through the process of defining the geometry that could applies to the web system. Determined by the boundary line and knot points, and the fluctuation of the surface, the division of the module modified with certain range of dimension to build up a homogenous yet variable system.

ROBOT FABRICATION The decision process of the geometry of the module runs back and forth between in terms of the practicableness of fabrication. The constraint of robot arm requires a systematic program that could apply for all modules. Therefore, the geometry is classified into 3 categories in terms of the way they being cut by wire. The ideology of the surface is indicating the logic of fabrication in a way that makes it consistent.


THE IMPRINT OF SOUND Interactive Installation Design Collaboration Work Beijing, China 2013

The project is a synchronizing sound transmitter that simulates the variation of sound volume collected in a certain space. By composing the interactive installation with a complex mechanical system, the simulation information is translated through Arduino programming, that delivers the power to drive the whole system in movement. The trace of sound is constantly changing, motivated by the attributes of data that drives the mechanical platform. The reincarnation of sound in line drawings, is a way to evoke a romantic sensation of transforming the imperceptible.

FEATURING DADA DIGITAL CONFERENCE EXHIBITION, 2013


300 mm Swing Arms Anchor Joint of Pen Joint with Turntable Horizontal Sliding Platform Sliding Blocks 15mm Tread Rod 3.5A Step-motor Acrylic Turntable 3.5A Step-motor Arduino Board Box

Bearing Base

MECHANICAL DESIGN The mechanical system is designed as an imitation of the record player, which in another way transmits the information of sound as visual representation. The data and programming are happening in the box attached to the motivator. The main driving motors are set on the platform which can move horizontally. Delivered by the turntables the movement is transformed as spinning in different speed, which controls the swing arms drawing the lines.

Swing Arms Holding Pen

Turntable as Transmitting Gear

Movitation Drivign Platform


LU ZHANG 09/01/1992 MAUD 2017, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN HARVARD UNIVERSITY PHONE: +1 617 586 9263 E-MAIL: lzhang4@gsd.harvard.edu

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