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INCREMENTS OF SPACE

JIA GU


PERCEPTION DECOMPOSER REFASHIONED SHIRT

COMBINATORIAL TRANSITION DRESSING ROOM

DEVELOPABLE SURFACE FOLD HOLD SOLD TOLD

DEVICE

ROOM

STREET

01-02

03-04

05-06


LINEAR DENSITY REAL NEW YORK

FLOWING CENTER ACCIDENTALLY PUBLIC

OTHER WORK

ROTATED INVERSION All FASHIONABLE PARIS

THE CITY OF PARIS

19-24

NEW YORK CITY

15-18

07-10

11-14


PERCEPTION DECOMPOSER REFASHIONED SHIRT Challenge: Creating a refashioned garment, a new optic/haptic/mimetic/pros- thetic device. Critic:

Boundaries break visual consistency and therefore flatten 3D perception to 2D. For example, students who take a perspective drawing class often use a drawing frame to check if the proportion is correct. This project takes the idea and its counter ideology - to construct from 2D to 3D - inspired from senses of volume and weight from the La Cigale dress to create the optic device. It is designed to alter the perception of New York City’s density.

I. DECOMPOSE From 3D to 2D

Babak Bryan.

Site: New York City. La Cigale dress by Christian Dior. Duration: One week. Material Constraint:

3 yards of muslin.

Depth perception is the visual ability to perceive the world in three dimensions (3D) and the distance of an object. It can be altered by breaking visual boundaries.

Frame Drawing

CONVENTION

Density of New York City

3D VISION

Decompose the Density

II. CONSTRUCT From 2D to 3D

Single window unit

La Cigale by Christian Dior 01

Double flat piece

Volume

2D IMAGE


BACK

FRONT

SIDE 02


COMBINATORIAL TRANSITION DRESSING ROOM

I. DRESSING ROOM FORMATION

II. ROOM INTERPRETATION SMALL FLEXIBLE UNITS

Challenge: Creating an interpretation of the two rooms described in the novels with a dressing room connecting them. Thomas DeMonchaux

Critic:

Site: Two rooms described in Species of Spaces by George Perec, and Just Kids by Patti Smith Duration: One week Material Blue painter’s tape and white Constraint: foam core

Combinations of unique individuals create variety. Transformation by the theory of combinatorics defines a new identity and offers a new visual experience.The dressing room created is essentially a combinatorial transformation of different elements of the two rooms described in the literatures.

LONG RIGID UNITS

MATERIAL COMBINATION

A B C D

a Aa Ba Ca Da

b Ab Bb Cb Db

c Ac Bc Cc Dc

d Ad Bd Cd Dd Floppy

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Rigid

Flexible Textured

Rooms linked by the dressing tunnel


Bustling Hotel. Diverse. Energetic. “The hotel is an energetic, desperate haven for scores of gifted hustling ladder children from every rung of the ladder. Guitar bums and stoned-out beauties in Victorian dresses. Junkie poets, playwrights, broke down filmmakers, and French actors. Everybody passing through here is some body, if nobody in the outside world.” ---Patti Smith, Just Kids Single Dorm . Narrow . Unique “My memories are attached to the narrowness of the bed and the narrowness of the room, to the lingering bitterness of the tea that was too strong and too cold.” ---Georges Perec, The Bedroom, Species of Spaces

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DEVELOPABLE SURFACE FOLD HOLD SOLD TOLD Challenge:

Creating a foldable tent that includes 7 trajectories

Critic:

Patrick O’Connor

Site:

Competition drawing for the Centre Pompidou and Bryant Park in New York City

Duration:

One week

Material Constraint:

Bond paper and dulls

The developable surface is a “surface” that can be flattened onto a plane without distortion (i.e. “stretching” or “compressing”). Conversely, it is a surface which can be made by transforming a plane (i.e. “folding”, “bending”, “rolling”, “cutting” and/or “gluing”).

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CIRCULATION STUDY on the drawing of the Centre Pompidou TRANSFORMS to a folding pattern FOLDING A DEVELOPABLE SURFACE


VISUAL TRAJECTORIES distinguished by HEIGHTS A virtual volume of space has been created between the competition drawing elevation of the Pompidou Center, replacing the west facade of the NY public Library, and the eastern area of Bryant Park. The tent inserted in this impossible space is created fully by its context. The foldable tent offers pure trajectories of surroundings. The study of the elevation drawing of the Pompidou Center forms it.

SKY TOWER

TREE

LIBRARY TENT ENTRANCE

EXHIBITION

DETAILS

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LINEAR DENSITY REAL NEW YORK Challenge:

A fashion atelier includes an office, a runway, a storage, an exhibition room, and an administration office

Critic:

Jane Kim

Site:

Lincoln Center

Duration:

Two weeks

Material Constraint:

Foam core and neoprene

Fashion Atelier PART I . Exterior . Stretching Outward

Finding form through inherent strength within materials. (STRETCHING)

Fashion Week Runway 07


Visual analysis on the plaza Dense.Visable.Public Shallow.Invisible.Private

Studio Office/Storage Retail Runway

Extract shapes from visual analysis as different levels/programs

PLAN

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ELEVATION

Vertical visual analysis

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SECTION


According to the visibility analysis, slits are cut where the programs are most visible.

Material Study

Details

Studio Top Floor,

Best View, Least Visible, Accessible by Staff.

Office/Storage Third Level, Least visible, Accessible by staff, Adjacent to runway and retail.

Final Model

Runway Second Level, Only accessible for events, Most visible to ground level and from surrounding buildings for shows.

Retail Ground Level, Most accessible to public, Most visible to crowds.

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ROTATED INVERSION All FASHIONABLE PARIS Challenge:

Creating a fashion atelier includes a cafe on top of existing programs from last project

Critic:

Baback Bryan

Site:

Palais Garnier (OpĂŠra de Paris)

Duration:

2 weeks

Material:

Foam core and neoprene

Finding form through inherent strength within materials. (PULLING)

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Fashion Atelier PART II . Interior . Pulling Inward


Section cuts through Palais Garnier lobby staircases

Section Transformation & Line Folding

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IDEA:

Inversion of circulations and programs

OLD:

People circulate through staircases; Programs are hidden in surrounding hallways.

Structure frame

NEW: Staircases become public programs (CafĂŠ and Retail) Runway circulations extend from surrounding hallways. PLAN VIEW

Storage Basement

Office 2nd floor balcony

Cafeteria-Left Stairs from basement to 1st floor

Design Studio 3rd floor balcony

Retail-Right Stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor

Final Plan

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Skin wrapping


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FLOWING CENTER ACCIDENTALLY PUBLIC Challenge:

Creating any type of habitation

Critic:

Marcos Garcia Rojo

Site:

Avenue de L’observatoire, Paris

Desired Pedestrian Path

Identifying the Site: Avenue de L’observatoire

N

N

S

Paris Haussman Observatory Boulevard

Garden Extension

Luxembourg Garden

Daunting Winter VS. Active Spring

Misconception of Paris: For tourists, the French gardens and Haussmann Boulevards are filled with romantic, artistic, scenic atmosphere. But does the real Paris reflect our visions? How do users respond to unintentionally filled public spaces?

Traffic Congestion and Fragmented Pedestrian Path

S

Hidden Student Center and Undiscovered Scenic View

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The grand boulevard visually connects the observatory and the Luxembourg Garden. However the space filled in between is not designed with any well-utilized programs. Such space can be called “Accidentally Public”.

Academic Institutions / Student Path Hospital / Worker Path Residential Building / Local Resident Path Green Space/ Tourist Path


A1 B1

N

BUILDING FORMATION

C1

GENERAL PLAN

Boundaries and heights Pedestrian Vehicle

Existing discontinuity

Desired paths

Circulation separation

A2

Consistent with surrounding programs Student dorm Public recreational use

Connect north end with the garden Lift south end for scenic view Horizontal accesses Scenic view

Generate vertical accesses to ground level at transportation hubs and entrances to public sectors

Voids/Courtyards for sunlight

Keep direct paths

Leave natural vegetation

B2

S

16 C2


Low 4-5m

Dorm Space Public Activity Space Access to Transportation

High 10-13m

StudentExisting Center Student Center

5m

FLOOR PLAN

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ROOF TOP

C1


A2

A1

Connection with existing student center

B1

Dormitory section

B2

Public activity space section

C2

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OTHER WORK NATURE Ink . Water . Tree parts

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Sculpture Drawing Pencil . Eraser

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LIGHT . SHADE Lead . Eraser . Tape

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DIVISION Photography

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SHORT-TERM PROJECT

RHINO / 3DS MAX RENDERING ANIMATION Study model: Astana National Library by BIG Fall 2011, NY/Paris, Columbia University GSAPP

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URBAN LOUNGE

One week collaboration with students from Germany Spring 2012, NY/Paris Columbia University GSAPP

HOME, SOCIAL HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION Host by Building Trust International Proposal of a network and service design to utilize social resources Summer 2012, JZFZ Architecture Design Associates, Beijing


RESEARCH WORK

INDEPENDANT CERAMIC STUDY & RESEARCH

Instructor: Gary Erickson Summer 2010, Sanbao Art Research Institute, JingDeZhen, China

Patterns in Coupled Reaction-Diffusion Layers Instructor: Chad Topaz Spring 2011, Macalester College, MN

SURVIVAL ANALYSIS OF SAINT PAUL BUILDING STOCK Instructor: Victor Adonna Fall 2012, Macalester College, MN

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PRINCETON MARCH

DEC 2012

GuJia Grad School Portfolio GSD UCB GSAPP  
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