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University of Queensland + University of Kansas + HASSELL Studio +

LULU LIU + Architecture Portfolio 2011-2013


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CONTENTS

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Curriculum Vitae

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01■ Gansu Olympic Park Design Competition

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02■ Skyscaper Competition Paris

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03■ Museum of Photography Arts p.43+

04■ Eco- Housing Design

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05■ Butterfly Research Center

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06■ Wellness Center

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07■ “In Meditation” Painting

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08■ Photography Collection


CURRICULUM VITAE

LULU LIU

[eMail ] nemolau69@gmail.com [Tel.] +33 7 77 46 73 89 [Nationality ] China [D.O.B.] 09 Jun 1988 [Address ] 15 Boulevard Jourdan, Paris 75014

EDUCATION BACKGROUND + 2013-2014 Final Year Studio and Internship École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Val de Seine, France 2011-2014 Master of Architecture School of Architecture | University of Kansas, USA 2008-2010 Bachelor of Architectural Design School of Architecture | The University of Queensland, Australia 2007 Year 12 Foundation Year IES | The University of Queensland, Australia RELATED EXPERIENCE + Jul-Aug 2013 Summer Internship HASSELL | [Projects] Olympic Sports Center Competition [Responsibilities] Project Coordinator and Designer Jan- Jul 2011 Graduate Architect HASSELL | [Projects] Taizhou Weiyu Mountain Residential Project; Wuxi Tai Lake Complex ; Jining Financial Complex; Beijing Lize FBD Competition; etc [Responsibilities] 2D&3D representations; Assistant in Schematic Design; Model Coordinator Jun 2011 Summer Study Tongji University | Lecture with Ando Tadao Apr 2010 Architecture Study Tour Visiting and Studying with Students of The University of Auckland Nov -Dec 2009 Architecture Internship Hansi Architects | 2D&3D representations; Modeling


OTHER EXPERIENCE + May 2011 Great Wall Marathon The Great Wall Beijing | Half Marathon Participant of HASSELL team Nov 2008 Photography Exhitbition No.1 Art Museum Shanghai | [Sponsors] Boshi Media, Sohu, EPSON 2008 Volunteer Gold Coast Indy 300 | Queensland, Australia SKILLS + Languages Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, English IT Rhinoceros, Vray, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop; etc WEBSITES + Online Portfolio http://issuu.com/nemolau http://nemolau.carbonmade.com Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/nemolau


+ PRACTICE WORK

from HASSELL Shanghai and Hong Kong studio 2013


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GANSU OLYMPIC PARK DESIGN COMPETITION + Client: Gansu Sports Bureau + Roles: Project Design_ Facades study, Resolve Plans&Sections; Diagrams_ Analysis, A3 Reports, A0 boards; Local Coordinator_ Physical Model, Document Print; Project Discription_ Chinese + Project Director: John Pauline_ Design Principal, HASSELL

The concept for the Olympic Sports Center has been derived from the wonderful and unique landscape of Gansu. The rugged topography and the inspirational colours of the soil within the Province, are widely recognisable both within China and internationally. Therefore, we decided to reflect these patterns, colours and forms in our landscape and architectural proposal. The colourful bands of the Gansu landscape have been recreated within the master plan. The flowing ribbons of land forms, pathways and vegetation connect the buildings together and conceptually lead the spectators to and from the venues. The City of Lanzhou has a very long and rich history. The city was once an important link along the northern Silk Road. These ribbons in the landscape are also inspired by the flowing silk ribbons made famous through Chinese dance and Artistic Gymnastics. The sports venues themselves, display a variety of colours, textures and patterns that compliment the flowing landscape. The result is a beautiful and extraordinary sports master plan that is uniquely connected to the City of Lanzhou and the Province of Gansu.

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+ GANSU OLYMPIC PARK DESIGN COMPETITION


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MASTER PLAN

MAIN STRATEGIES GANSU OLYMPIC PARK DESIGN COMPETITION

The master plan arrangement also creates a central spectator landscaped zone that connects to all of the public entries of the venues. This central area is patterned with colourful bands of landscape that form a three dimensional spectator experience. These fluid lines in the landscape connect all the venues together and conceptually represent the flow of the spectators in and out of the sports park. A simple internal vehicular ring road connects to the back of each venue to allow VIP and athlete private entry, without any conflict with the public spectators.

Master Plan Concentric Arrangement Structure

One of the driving strategies for the master plan is to create a highly efficient and compact sports hub. Therefore, we have deliberately located the venues close to each other, in a simple ring pattern. This creates a landscape belt that surrounds the entire master plan. This allows for a continuous ring of public dedicated park which integrates running tracks, cycle paths, vehicle parking, outdoors sports courts, exercise areas, the athlete housing zone and the hotel. This means that all connecting neighbourhoods around the Sports Center can equally share this landscaped park amenity.


Central Featured Landscape

Functional Sport Facilities

Green Ring ; Comunal Park

Location of main landmarks

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MASTER PLAN

MAIN STRATEGIES GANSU OLYMPIC PARK DESIGN COMPETITION

The master plan structure consist in several concentric rings which have different functions. The outer one is a green buffer and a park for the community. The second one is a ring road of connection which connects to every single pavilion giving not just a VIP entrance but a fluent connection to the service road. The next ring is a functional ring with the pavilions and sport facilities. The last ring is the pedestrian circulation which allows a efficient connection to every single facility. In the centre we have placed a beautiful landscape feature with some commercial program supporting the sport facilities. The main architectural and sculptural venues have deliberately been positioned along the main southern road, so that they act as ‘gateway’ buildings to the Sports Park. The Main Stadium, Velodrome and Main Indoor Arena are all proposed to be beautiful iconic structures that will create a great sense of excitement and arrival for VIP’s, athletes and spectators.

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Vehicular Ring Road and Parking Areas

Context and site boundary

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+ GANSU OLYMPIC PARK DESIGN COMPETITION


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+ GANSU OLYMPIC PARK DESIGN COMPETITION


+ GRADUATE WORK

from University of Kansas School of Architecture, 2011- 2013

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SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION + Evolo Skyscaper Competition + Paris, France + Final Year Global Studio, Fall 2013 + Instructor: Paola Sanguinetti, KU School of Architecture

DESIGN INTENTS The concept of this skyscraper design has been derived from the beautiful landscape of Seine River and the special identification of skyscraper in Paris. The historical district of Paris creates a unique and sensitive city skyline, therefore the design concept tried to provide a unique senses run thought all the building. The idea of “Skyscraper + Groundscraper“ focused on more humanity and environmental effects is trying to exploring a new typology of skyscraper in future. The different functions have been placed in the rules based on different feeling and experiences when sighting line changed with the building height. The Public facilities including a open-hearing theatre located in the lower levels that has a visual connection to the landscape. The sounds from theatre, landscape, river and urban chaos will create a special space of social gathering in Paris.


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CONCEPT DIAGRAMS

Skyscraper Exploring

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River Side

Exploring

Landscape division

SITE INFORMATION

River Seine

Riverfront Development Zone (Left side) Zone d’Aménagement Concerté Paris Rive Gauche

Design Site

Highrise Reserved Area périmètre de révision simplifiée du PLU

Landscape

Senses

Skyscaper + Groundscaper


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MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS + William Eggleston Collection + Memphis, TN, USA + ARCH 609, Graduate 2nd Year, 2013 + Instructor: Denton Nichols, KU School of Architecture

Focusing on the work of famed local William Eggleston, this project proposes that we develop a “museum of the photographic arts” for the city of Memphis. In the particular collection of “Democratic Forest”, William Eggleston has used both black white and color films to give us a unique view of GracelandMemphis. This project is going to design a permanent home of this particular collection, giving a reason and purpose for this investigation. This project is not only a traditional response of the prototypical museum, but also it is expected as a response that has a visible and clear alignment with William Eggleston’s work. Therefore, the understanding of aesthetics of his photography becomes the most important part of this design response. The design is asked to thoroughly articulate the purpose and intent of the museum through a careful analysis found in the overlapping energies of programmatic space, city and enigmatic photographer. “ The project must address the reality that exists in the world of “High Art” which feels photography is merely a subset or “other” form of Art. Eggleston has successfully challenged this notion, but without a proper and permanet location for this work it the work becomes temporal and, naturally, so does the larger conversation of photography and its rightful place in our cultures precious museums. This project requires a purposeful response to a particular set of precious and artful works of William Eggleston, and to help further the justification of photography as a multi-dimensional and valid representation of the society. ” (Project Overview, Nichols, 2013) The design is expected that to create more social activities and to provide a valuable space for the citizens of Memphis. 23 | 24


IDEA

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS Architecture is an understanding through the senses, memories, beliefs and desires. Therefore the design of architectural experiences is one of the most significant aspects, which can represent the core of spatial perception in the building. In this particular project of displaying photography collection, the experiences through and in between of each galleries are the main design focus in this project. The different light qualities are required to provide varies conditions of displaying the composition of William Eggleston’s photography. Based on my own experience of how to use the lights in photography, it becomes an important inspiration and study of designing lights in this project. Frozen moments in photography can be reflected and found in architectural spaces and movements. The architectural aesthetic of this project design also inspires from photography. There are some similar aspects between architecture and photography, such as the consideration of materials and textures in architecture is similar to choosing different media (film, digital) in photography. Moreover, there are many resemblances compared with the light design in architecture and the light representation in photography compositions.


+ Site visiting in Memphis, TN,2013

+ Black White negative film_Kodak T-Max;

+ Color slide film_Kodak E100VS; + in Brisbane, Australia, 2009

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IDEA

DESIGN INTENTS MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS

Framing views | Inspired from the fundamentals of photography, the idea of framing views has been explored by some applicable architectural language in this design. Photography is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation (Wikipedia, 2013). Architectural design is also a way of creating images by form, order and spaces. Specifically in this project, windows will be using as different viewfinders to provide different urban images in this museum. As an individual building located in the historical district, the framed views as different images created by architecture elements have a lot of connections of urban contexts, and also give the visitors a plenty of associations of photography.  Street Attentions | According personal experience from site visit, human activities can simply attract a lot of street attentions in the South Main historical District. A single person can attract street attention when she or he is walking through the street. People are the most attractive factor in this district. This design intends to provide not only a place of gathering people, but also a great place for watching people activities. The big window frame, as visual connection to the outside public, is the major element on facade attracted street attentions. Green Spaces | The design intends to give more different and fresh experiences in this historic area. Based on the analysis of Memphis weather, the green spaces and openings have been placed with sun shadowing or indirect sunlight spaces that provide cooling for both interior and exterior building environments.

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SITE ANALYSIS MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS

The design site is located in the South Main Historic District, connects to Memphis Downtown, which is home many important cultural attractions in Memphis. It is a “coming back� of Memphis city from boarded up and dark and deserted. This historic area grew up in the hustle and bustle of the boom era of the train stations. Many Museums and social facilities, included National Civil Rights Museum and the Orpheum Theater, are built in this district. It is in the heart of downtown Memphis that helds downtown actitivies and events. people can enjoy this lively and artsy neighorhood, and take a strool on the riverwolk. (information from South Main Memphis Website, avaiable at: http:// southmainmemphis.net/)

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SITE

SITE CONTEXT MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS

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CONTEXT: Mostly Nineteenth Century to early Twentieth Century minimal commerial style buildings are used as small retail shops, factories, and warehouses. MATERIALITY: Load-bearing brick masonary walls with various running bond patterns including the herringbone pattern. The windows are deep, spacious, single-pane glass panels framed with either steel or wood studs. The roofs are mostly build-up flat roofs with parapet borders.


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SITE

SITE INFORMATION MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS

Humidity of Memphis City

Solar Analysis


AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION Memphis

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Tennessee

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Background Image: Flooding in Memphsis, NASA. org, May 2011


DESIGN

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS


STREET VIEWS AND URBAN CONTEXTS

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DESIGN

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARTS

Trusses System

Structure Frame

Structural Grid 24’ 23’ -00” 25’ -00” 25’

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Roof Insulation with Water Proof 3’ Metal Deck

5’ Concrete Slab Slab Truss

W24X80 Steel Beam Wall Insulation Zinc Wall Panel

3”x8” Steel Tube Channel Glass Curtain Wall

Rainwater Gutter

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ECO-HOUSING DESIGN


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Phase 01

FLEXIBLE CONCEPT

Phase 02

Phase 03


+ working stations suited for wheelchair people + wheelchair accessible interior space

+ wheelchair accessible interior space

UNIVERSAL DESIGN The Eco-House is designed to artfully showcase principles of sustainability as well as to perform exceptionally well throughout all seasons of the year. Developed for a natural research field station affiliated with a major university, the Eco-House is not just a residence; it’s also a teaching tool for its occupants. The field station for which the EcoHouse is designed is dedicated to fieldbased environmental research and education. The Field Station is located within the transition zone (ecotone) between the eastern deciduous forest and tallgrass prairie biomes. Faculty, students, and others use the 1,375 ha (3,400 acres) of diverse native and managed habitats, experimental systems, support facilities, and long-term databases to undertake scholarly activities.

Because the site is in a semi-rural area with limited access to municipal connections, sustainability and low carbon footprint are paramount. The building serves as a single family dwelling for a full time faculty member and curator with a passion for nature and his or her surroundings. Henry Fitch, the famous naturalist, is the model resident for the Eco-House. A person deeply connected to nature, Henry Fitch devoted his life to field research and continued his work well into his 90’s. Due to the nature of the person or people whom will inhabit the space, flexibility is central to the Eco-House’s design. Interior spaces are easily reconfigured and the entire eastern wing can be closed off (or remain unfinished) from the western side to conserve energy.

Rather than potentially damaging this ecologically sensitive area, the EcoHouse has the ability to strengthen and sustain the biodiversity in the area through the implementation of several features including the “Natural Pool System”. This system, developed in Germany and Austria, incorporates a clean paved swimming area as well as a separate, but connected, lagoon and aquascaped regenerative zone. The plants in the system are nourished by a continuous flow of water from the swimming area and in return, they maintain the pool’s cleanliness and clarity, eliminating the need for chemical treatments to the water.

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BUTTERFLY RESEARCH CENTER + Monarch Institute + Kansas City, MO, USA + ARCH 608, Graduate 2nd Year, 2012 + Instructor: Chad Kraus, KU School of Architecture

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BUTTERFLY RESEARCH CENTER

THINKING AND PROCESS

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Open the second volume, the openning will create not only a visual connection to the building surrounding areathe City Market, the heart of KC downtown life, but also gets more street’s attentions.

To do more specific organization of building’s function, based on the thinking of relationship between attractive and public space.

This stage of design development is connected with structural thinking; re-organizing the spaces based on the major structure girds.

Using three individual volumes to define the transition from public to private. Simple geometry follows the site condition that respects the urban fabric of downtown Kansas City.

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Re-organized the connection between each volumes and their functions. The visual attraction as a part of public space, faced to the City Market area and downtown.


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WELLNESS CENTER + Downtown Lawrence, KS, USA + ARCH 504, Graduate 1st Year, 2011 + Instructor: Denton Nichols, KU School of Architecture

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“IN MEDITATION� Phenomenological Surrealism + Pastels hand drawing + This is a phenomenological precedent study of design project in second year. This Meditation Space designed by Tadao Ando in the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institution (UNESCO) in Paris. This Composition fcouses on the different typs of light qualities in this building, and tries to represent the sense of a peaceful and isolated meditation space.

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+ PHOTOGRAPHY

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Circular Quay, Sydney

+ EOS 40Digital


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Manhanttan, New York City

+ NEX 5c Digital


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38th St. Kansas City

+ Lecia M6, Kodak Black White film

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+ nemolau69@gmail.com


Portfolio Nemo Liu 2013