PORTFOLIO Xu Li University of Bath
COMPUTER SKILLS Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator AutoCAD SketchUp V-ray Maya (basic) 3D Studio Max (basic) Rhino (basic) Microsoft Office
Sketching&Painting Model&Sculpture making Photography EDUCATION Oct.2011-now Sep.2009-June 2011
CONTACT Name: Xu Li (Nicky) Birth: 06/11/1992 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +44(0)7463108808 +8618663710797
BSc(hons) Architecture, University of Bath A-levels, Queen Anne's School, Reading Math (A*), Art (A), Economics (A*), Physcs(A), Further Math(A)
LANGUAGE English (proficient) Mandarin (native) Japanese (Beginner) WORK EXPERIENCES June 2013 -- Sep.2013 March 2013 -- June 2013
Kengo Kuma and Associates Architectural Assistant HMA Architects&Designers Architectural Assistant
CV Yoga Centre British Culture Centre Architectural School Visitor Centre Seaside Pavilion Work Experience Selected Art Works
YOGA CENTRE YEAR 3 PROJECT Duration: 4 weeks BRIEF To Design an Iyengar Yoga Centre and Accomodation Retreat located at Biction EaRTH, East Doven ‘Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you have to choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.’ Iyengar Rather than providing infinite and elevating prospects within the building, the visitor should be encouraged to ground themselves and leave feeling closer to their natural surroundings. When at rest, practitioners of Iyengar Yoga direct their heads towards the ground and let their limbs hang in an attempt to connect to the earth on which they stand. This project builds on this approach and strives to facilitate the spiritual and physical process of a Yogi’s atonement with the natural world and the constituent elements that make it up. The building takes the inhabitant through the landscape and encourages a holistic interaction with the nature that inhabits the Otter valley.
GET USE OF THE NATURE
HORIZONTALLY WITH THE LANDSCAPE
FLOWING INTO THE NATURE KITCHEN AND HERB GARDEN RAMPED ASCENT
CENTRAL PLANTING AND WATER RILL .
DRY STONE WALL.
FLOWING INTO THE CENTRE
KITCHEN AND HERB GARDEN.
AS A FOCUS
HAS A DIRECTION
DRY STONE WALL.
SMALL TREESIDE STUDIO.
SECTION CC' FROM ABOVE
ACCOMMODATION AND RECEPTION.
DESCENT INTO YOGA.
SHINING LEVEL. THE NATURAL POOL.
MODELS "SOLITUDE IS A GLADE CLOSE-PRESSED BY TREES... IT IS A GREAT ONENESS WITH EVERYTHING, BODY, SPIRIT AND MIND." JOHN WYATT. THE SHINING LEVELS
Courtyard is a language that is widely used in Hungarian architecture. It has never changed even with the influences of other cultures to Budapest. My scheme is based on the vernacular Hungarian architectural form -the courtyard. I used a series of walls with 'picture frames' on them to generate spaces and eventually form my building. EXTERNAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE COURTYARD(on the roof)
BRITISH CULTURE CENTRE YEAR 3 PROJECT Duration:8 week DURATION: 4 WEEKS BRIEF
To design a British Culture, Art and Study Centre in Budapest, Hungary, which includes a permanent exhibition space for both British and Hungarian artists; a Language Centre with supporting Administration Hub and Multi-Media Lirbary, a British Hub/Bar, an Auditorium/Theatre, complete with projection room and utilities.
INTERNAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE COURTYARD
CONCEPTURAL MODEL 1 The most common way to know a foreign culture of another country is through 2D media, such as pictures and videos, so the British culture centre to me is something that stacks up multiple 2D layers and will gently affects the locals.
CONCEPTURAL MODEL 2 The culture of Budapest is influenced by other cultures, and it is still changing and transforming, which is like playing 3D jigzaw. It shows the random integration of diverse cultures in Budapest
CONCEPTURAL MODEL 1
CONCEPTURAL MODEL3 The most common way to understand a culture is through 2D information, so I tried to frame both the views of Budapest and people's activity within the building as a series of pictures, and then let the visitors to 'walk' between these pictures.
CONCEPTURAL MODEL 3
FINAL 1:200 MODEL
1:500 Site Plan
3RD FLOOR PLAN
4TH FLOOR PLAN
Internal Exhibition area& Internal vertical circulation
1ST FLOOR PLAN
2ND FLOOR PLAN
External Exhibition Area
UNDERGROUND FLOOR PLAN
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
All the external spaces are connected by a zig zag stairs next to the wall, when you go up the stairs, you can see a series of pictures of Budapest on your lefthand side and on yout left hand side, the activities of people inside are also framed, then you will get a feeling of 'going through a series of pictures'.
ECTERNAL STAIIRCASE CONNECTED ALL THE TERRACES
CONCEPT Thus, my concept is to show the progress of understanding British culture, firstly, you are provided with some 2D information, when you stand outside of this culture centre, you will see a series of pictures of people learning British culture within my culture centre, and when you approach my building, you will walk into these frames and share ideas with them. Then at this point, you are not only an observer but also a participant.As for me, the most important role a culture centre should have, is to stimulate peopleâ€™s interest and enthusiasm, and then make them want to take part in that.
ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL YEAR 2 PROJECT SUMMER PROJECT Duration: 6 weeks
BRIEF To design an architecture facility for University of Bath. The new building should be able to accomodate 300 students and staffs.
SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM Studios Crit Areas Offices/Admin Print room Cafeteria+Kichen
CONCEPT There's no doubt that communication is one of the most important thing for designing, so my aim this time is to improve communication between students. As shown in my internal perspectives, I tried to generate communication between different years by introducing a big stairs in the centre of this building, which also makes a connection between the internal space and the outside open terrace. Additionally, this big staircase also works as a vast lightwell to light up all the spaces, especially the exhibition space and the crit space.
Year 3 studio
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As we can see from the diagram of the staircase above, this area has three diﬀerent functions, lightwell, permanent exhibition area and vertical
circulation, which will be able to get students from diﬀerent years even TheGreen big stairs in the centre of the building is visitors come here and communicate with each other. Then it will be the space of my building. about‘heart’ communication, it connects all the spaces, the studios, the cafe, the outside terraces, the exhibition and the crti space. In order to get the students and visitors together andArchitectre share ideas. School
As these are green open
I used a more spaces, irregularsoshape for the outdoor I use a more green terraces. creative and irregular shape
GOUND FLOOR PLAN
1ST FLOOR PLAN
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on diﬀerent functions, for example, the one above is quite suitable for oﬃces and utilities.
The arrangements of the ﬂoors depends on diﬀerent functions, for example, the one above is quite suitable for oﬃces and utilities.
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As these are green open spaces, so I use a more creative and irregular shape
"We borrow from nature the space upon which we build." Tadao Ando
YEAR 1 PROJECT SUMMER PROJECT Duration: 1 weeks
This is a pavilion by the seaside, during the daytime, it can be the place where people can enjoy the breeze while having a cup of tea. At night, it could become a path where people can take a walk. It is made of stainless steel, and its spiral shape makes it possible to grow ivy on it, as time goes by, it will look like 2palm trees, and become part of the nature. It can also be developed by size or into buildings, such as hotels on the sea.
"Starting from small things."
Flow with the site
Bath is a very romantic city, where a lot of couples come here for their honeymoon, especially during the autumn, the most beautiful season in Roman Bath, when The falling leaf spiraled to the ground. As for me, a visitor centre is a place where can help people to capture the most stunning moment of a place.
As time goes by
Royal Crescent (made of Bath Stone)
BEIEF AND CONCEPT To design a visitor centre for the Royal Crescent. As for this project, the most important aspect is probably the context. I got the inspiration from the pictures I took from this historical site. And I tried to evoke the romantic feeling about the site rather than mimic it. By using the most fundamental element of architecture -- material, to make this buildng 'grow' with its surroundings at this historical place. There is a theatre within the building made of bath stone (the material of the Royal Crescent made of), represent the relationship between Royal Crescent and the nature.
YEAR 1 PROJECT SUMMER PROJECT Duration: 4 weeks
PROJECTS INVOLVED (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):
Shibuya Redevelopment in Japan Collaboration with SANNA, Nikken Location: Tokyo, Japan
Midtown residence in Japan Location: Tokyo, Japan
JUNE 2013 -- SEPTEMBER 2013 Kengo Kuma Architects& Associates, Tokyo, Japan
I started to do art when I was very young and it has already became part of my life. Post-impressionism and Cubism always inspire me in architectural field.
I started photography as one of my interests two years ago, which always gives me inspiration on my designs.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Tokyo International Forum Tokyo, Japan June, 2013 Jewish Musum Berlin, Germany December, 2014 Look into the Light Budapest, Hungary November, 2014 Budapest, Hungary November, 2014