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SUMI LI PORTFOLIO 2016 - 2017 Cornell University B.Arch Candidate


SUMI LI

CONTACT

EDUCATION

A third-year student in the Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University. Born 1997 in China. Resides in Canada. Current living in Ithaca, New York.

sl925@cornell.edu nikumandash@gmail.com +1 917 856 7377

Lord Byng Secondary, Byng Arts Program BC, Canada 2012 - 2015 Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture NY, US 2015 - 2020 Architectural Association School of Architecture London, UK 2016 Summer

RELATED COURSES

ARCHITECTURE Building Technology, Structural System, Architecture History, Architectural Analysis, Digital Media Representation, Environmental System, Model Building Technique

SKILL

Digital Illustration, 3D Modelling, Graphic Design, Publication Design, Branding Design, Web Page design, Exhibition and Event Planning, New Media Engagement, Hand Drawing, Model Making


EXPERIENCE

Architectural Intern, Studio Link-arc 2017 NY, US Project Conceptualization and Visioning, Model Building, Visual Representation, Client Communication Intern, Academy of Modern Arts 2016 - 2017 Canada Instructor Assistance, Project Planning and Consulting Organizer, Exhibition “Burgeon” 2015 Emily Carr University, Canada Exhibition Planning, Promotive Graphic Design, Connection with science-based environmental organization David Suzuki Foundation Founder, Non-profit Charity “Young Artist in Action” 2014 - 2015 Canada Past Art Exhibitions in University of British Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Charity fundraising supporting BC Children’s Hospital

SOFTWARE

DRAWING AND MODELING AutoCAD Rhino Sketch-up V-Ray Grasshopper GRAPHICS Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Lightroom OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY Microsoft Office Apple Iwork

LANGUAGE

English (proficient) Chinese/Mandarin (proficient) Japanese (entry)


AQUA CITY: THERMAL BATH Undergraduate Project Fall 2017 Rome, Italy

A common architecture of ancient Roman cities, Thermal Bath is a common feature throughout the empire. The often huge bath complexes included a wide diversity of rooms offering different temperatures and functions to provide people not only a place to bath and relax, but also an urban complex for socializing and community gathering. The Roman bath can be an important cultural identity and investigated the relationship between water architecture, urban infrastructure and people in the city. With a semester of studio aboard in Rome Italy, this studio engaged with this idea of the thermal bath as an urban generator. The program is proposed next to the Caracalla Thermal Bath to make a new city center for the community. Not only dealing with the preexisting historical site, the program is set on a huge footprint and aim at building connection with a new urban context. Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights is the primary inspiration for this project, where there is this utopian garden filled with an evocation of ultimate liberty among nature: land, animal, and water. Thus, wish to establish a close connection with the natural environment, a wild garden was added to the rogram; preexisting Roman pine trees are used as boundaries of the bath and garden.


SITE ANALYSIS

The assigned program is proposed next to an ancient Roman bath, Bath of Caracalla. It is located by ancient Appian Way, inbetween two Ancient Roman Defensive walls, Servian Wall and Aurelian Wall.

Rome, Italy


DESIGN STRATEGIES

1. Take away center Create courtyard

2. Extrude out volumes Fit into site

3. Taper down Create platforms on roof

4. Taper down Looking towards garden

Garden Rendering 5. Add bridges Connect programs

6. Add glass tower Natural interior light

Site Model


PLAN, GARDEN ANALYSIS


PLAN, PROGRAM DIVISION

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4


SECTION, ELEVATION


EXPLODED ISOMETRIC


PERSPECTIVE SECTION, RENDERING


EXTERIOR RENDERING


EXTERIOR RENDERING


AVIATION MUSEUM Undergraduate Project Spring 2017 Ithaca, NY, USA

Resided in Ithaca’s Cass Park, this early aircraft museum was located on Cayuga Lake. Dedicating to the American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, Glenn H. Curtiss, this museum is designed to display many of his works and serve as an educational center as well as an urban community gathering for the local community in Ithaca. The idea starts with an imagery of a light bubble floating on the lake, blended into continuous boundaryless mountains in the back. Intricate white structures and empty blue sky contrast with each other, speaking to a dream of flying, to reach the infinity. The shape of the structure, a dome, serves as a landscape infill, as the shore naturally formed a circular curve. This aviation museum aimed at creating an urban educational complex for the local population, especially children. With a close connection to the community, it is situated between Hangar Theatre, featuring diverse performances of kid’s series, an Ice Rink and Ithaca Children’s Garden.


SITE MAP

Ithaca, NY, United States


SITE ANALYSIS

Cayuga Lake

Dock / infrastructure

Ice Rink / Civic

Boathouse / Sports+Civic

Restaurant / Retail+Art

Family Friendly

Educational

Natural Environment


ELEVATION, SECTION


PLAN


AXONOMETRIC


EXPLODED ISOMETRIC


STRUCTURE DETAIL


INTERIOR RENDERING


INTERIOR RENDERING


EXTERIOR RENDERING


AQUATIC CENTER Underguaduate Project Fall 2016 Ithaca, NY, USA

With the given site in Ithaca Commons, the project is an aquatic center that has a close connection to local condition and surroundings, the Finger Lakes and the 6-mile creek. The complex network of relationships between site and context are investigated. The project’s aiming is to create an open platform with functional spaces under. The bottom plan of the architecture is created by shifting and rotating boxes, aiming to create minimalistic and modern yet function spaces. The top platform is generated into a more organic shape which imitates the typography of the site. The bottom floor and the top platform together combined together as an odd couple which gives visitor different experiences throughout the tour. From the U shaped drop area, a visitor can choose to enter the aquatic center via a mini garden or to continue climbing onto the platform via a set of stairs. After entering the mini garden, the visitor can either directly enter the swimming pool area, or go to reception and locker room area. Officer entrance is separated.


SITE ANALYSIS

RESIDENTIAL

RETAIL

RESIDENTIAL

PUBLIC

PRIVATE

RETAIL Restaurant

RESIDENTIAL Transition of Urban Space

Cinema

Private Housing Hotel

Ithaca, NY, United States


DESIGN STRATEGIES

Site Plan

Surrounding Circulation

Surrounding Context

Layered Condition

Circulation Study

Site Models


EXTERIOR RENDERING


PLAN


SECTION


EXTERIOR RENDERING


INTERIOR RENDERING


INTERIOR RENDERING


PHYSICAL MODEL


SON LA RESTAURANT Structural System Case Study With Sam Gomez Fall 2016 Son La, Vietnam This project is a structural system case study of Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ Son La restaurant. A series of analysis was made to help with the final physical model. The restaurant is composed of eight stone buildings that sit beneath an open-air bamboo dining hall space. Open structures with this combination of outdoor spaces and indoor spaces are adaptable and make sense of Vietnam’s constantly warm and humid climate often subject to monsoons. The structural system can be divided into two parts: a bamboo roof system and eight stone-clad structures that sit under and around the bamboo system.The 80-100 mm diameter bamboos are assembled by bamboo dowel nails and rope: tied together using traditional lashing knots. Sustainable building and climate specificity, in this case, has a direct effect on the structural strategy. In Vo Trong Nghia’s introduction of bamboo as a viable structural replacement for steel, they develop new structural strategies and construction methods. The combination of stone structures and bamboo roof and column grid makes a large space that is dynamic. The construction method addresses materials and their respective structural qualities and capabilities quite directly and inventively in terms of the bamboo connections to the ground, between columns and beams, as well as in the way the structure deals with shear forces.


PROJECT BRIEF

Site Location

Actural Project Photo

Plan and Section

Axonometric


CASE ANALYSIS

Bamboo Lashing Diagram

Roof Canopy Analysis

Working Process


FINAL MODEL


Sumi Li Architecture Portfolio 2017  

Cornell University B.Arch 2020 www.sumili.com

Sumi Li Architecture Portfolio 2017  

Cornell University B.Arch 2020 www.sumili.com

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