Portfolio of Quan.Bowei
Different Scales of City
Urban Design of Architectural Scale
Urban Design of Urban Scale
城市尺度 ESTHETICS 美
URBAN DESIGN 城市设计
Different Scales of City Portfolio of Quan.Bowei
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
2009-2012 Acadamic Projects
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1 stone mountain Architecture Pavilion
2 in-between The Public Building Design Guided By Architectural Planning
drama city 3 &rural life
Urban Public Centre
Urban Design of Architectural Scale
Urban Design of Urban Scale
URBAN DESIGN 城市设计
I consider the URBAN DESIGN is not a red different from the yellow and blue, but a gray, which actually stand for a way of thinking. And the gray unified the other colours forming a city with different scales.
1 2010 Academic Project Individual Project Semester-5 2months Tutor: Zhao Xueliang(XAUAT) Location: South Campus of XAUAT
e Mountain Architecture Pavilion
Boulders rolling down from the hills form a mountain in the campus.
Downtown of xi'an
South campus of XAUAT
Qinling Mountains Qinling Mountains and the campus
Prologue This assignment is to design a new building for architecture school in south campus of XAUAT which is located at the foot of the Qinling Mountains.The new architecture pavilion is being considered as a place offering a different and unique experience architectually with the basic programs supporting the education. Regarded as DragonVenture of Chinese civilization,the Qinling Mountains is just a few hundred metres away from the site,so I hiked up into the Qinling mountains to explore the space in them. And the mountains become the source of inspiration natually.
The usual mode of architectual space organization
Differring from the usual mode of architectual space organization,space in the mountains breaking the boundaries of the space units is in a continuous change process. Contrast
A valley in the Qinling Mountains
Space in the mountains
The feeling of space
Such continuous changes of space in mountains are sequential changes in the space proportion essentially. 7
The proportion of single space
Combination of having different p
Proportional change in both directions
Changes in horizontal direction
the space proportions
Changes in vertical direction
Inversely proportional change in both directions
How to combine
The challenge from the surroundings
Cubes Keeping harmonious relationship with surrounding buildings.
en rd Ga nd
ou gr ay Pl
Skewing Establishing connection with the surrounding terrain and outer space.
Form logic under the influence of the surroundings
Establishing a baseline of variation in form to keep integrate.
Fo r m i n g t h e v o l u m e s w h i c h continuous change in horizontal direction.
Contacting the public space on both sides of the site,and forming the spacial penetration between interior and exterior.
Changes of overhead plane
Increasing the spatial variation in the vertical direction.
Contacting each volume.
Establishing the relationship between nothingness and essence.
1.Road 2.Slope 3.Trail 4.Pool 5.Lawn 6.Corridor 7.Open space
Site Plan 1:750
4.500 5 3
1.Exhibition hall 2.Conference room 3.Staff room 4.Reference literature room 5.Toilet
2nd Floor Plan 1:500
Interior perspectives of the model 13
8 6 7
1.Hall 2.Auditorium 4.Administration office 5.Storeroom 7.Cafe 8.Toilet
3.Exhibition hall 6.Staff room
1st Floor Plan 1:500 14
Fragmental sections of the Architecture Pavilion along two axes show the internal space changing continuously. 15
B Moving along the direction of A
Moving along the direction of B
The continuous and sudden change of space Moving along the direction of A,users experience a continuously spacial change. However, when people move from a volume to another(along the direction of B),they can feel the contrast of space caused by alternating between outdoor and indoor,this increases the interest of space.
Boulders rolling down from the hills form a mountain in the campus. 17
2010 Academic Project Individual Project Semester-4 2.5months Tutor: Zhang Xiaorong Bai Ning Cai Zhongyuan(XAUAT) Location: High-tech Zone ,Xi'an ,China 19
2 In-between The Public Building Design Guided By Architectural Planning
What kind of building is needed here
Culture and entertainment
Long for participating
GDPpc of Xi'an 0
Edge effect Edge effect states that the functions and activities of the edge region are more diverse, and are conducive to the emergence of heterogeneous features.
Single function centralized
Functional diversity at edge
New function at edge
Through the analysis of the status quo and requirement of public facilities around the site,combined with its location characteristics,I consider what the building here needs most is a
Public Art Centre Located in Xi'an High-tech Zone,the site is in the edge region of the commercial centre.
Soft edge between interior and exterior
How to conduct people enter the building? After confirming the function,the primary problem I have met is how to integrate the cultural building which brings new vitality to this area into High-tech Zone.
Kevin Lynch state in his City Image that the elements forming the city image are roads,districts,nodes,landmarks and edges.Edges served as a partition play a significant role in the imageability of urban space. Due to the varying seperate degree,edges can be divided into rigid edge and soft edge.The rigid edge has a deeper degree of segmentation and emphasizes more the differences. It is reflected as introverted self protection and external exclusion, full of intense conflicts and confrontations. The soft edge, however, has a weaker degree of segmentation and focuses on the coordination between spaces. It is manifested as extroverted tolerance and penetration as well as the mutual communication between the inside and the outside, thus presenting a feeling of kindness and friendliness. The soft treatment towards the edge connects the line of sight, path and function,just like suturing the scars formed by the boundaries in the city. In this way, the edge is no longer an isolated barrier but an organic link which connects the adjacent regions precisely.
Soft urban space edge
Soft edge between street and site
The soft edge developed by disintegrating the mega-structure building and the soft facades make comfortable spaces for people to hover.Consequently,there will be activities occuring at the edge,and subsequently penetrating into the building or/and the street.
In order to make the messy surroundings form a integrated city image,the building should be designed to blend with surroundings by its form,colour and detail .Meanwhile,I make it antagonistic to some extent so that the features of public building could stand out.Hopefully,the building becomes the node of this area,which makes the building more accessible.
Circulation space Circulation space
According to the function requirement of High-tech Zone,I add the sales exhibition to the building and arrange it on the first floor.Consequently,the function of the building is more diverse and 7 more entrances are set,offering extra choices for people to get in.
3 Function setting and arrangement
Auditorium Circulation space Auxiliary space
Entrances and activities
Blending with surroundings
Antagonizng with surroundings
Function arrangement 2nd Floor
A 5 1 ±0.000
1.Hall 2.Sales Exhibition 3.Store room 4.Auditorium 5.Toilet
1st Floor Plan 1:300 6F
N Site Plan 1:1500
1 4.450 1.Exhibition hall 2.Conference room 3.Office 4.Toilet
2nd Floor Plan 1:300 12.600 11.600
Section A-A 1:300
2012 Academic Project Cooperation Project Collaborator:Li Hengzhi Role in Group:Head of Team Semester-8 2.5months Tutor: Zhang Feng(XAUAT) Location: Han Changan City ,Xi'an ,China
ral life Urban Public Centre
Current Situation and Location Han's Capital Political Centre
SITE Han's Capital
Daxing New District
Under the current condition of "Cultural Development and Prosperity Strategy",Xi'an is defined as the National Cultural Centre.
The site adjacent to the relics of the Han Dynasty's Capital's Wall,enrich with historical and cultural resources.
The site is a place where relics and downtown connect most.
History of The Site Liyuan Changle Palace
Dabaiyang Han's Capital
Present Shehuo/Shaanxi opera
The site locates among many heritages of multiple historical dynastise .There are rich and continuous material and intargible cultural heritages,especially Drama Art.
Before the studio work,we defined the project's function and its status in the city based on the surround situation,historical and ecological value to guide the further design. 31
Conservation Zone of Han's Capital's relic
Lintong Tourism Entertainment District
Qujiang New District
In the historical travelling construction of Xi'an,the Han culture which plays a significant role in the development of chinese civilization is ignored previously.
For protecting the vestige,conservation zone of Han's capital's relic will build with a large area of planting as the main measure of construction,which breaks the traditional homogeneous distribution and make it the core of entertainment tourism and ecological environment of Xi'an.
Project Definition A organio composition part of Han Capital's Han culture and ecological leisure environment.The project inheriting the history culture connotation and as Xi'an acting cultural centre satisfy contemporary performing arts entertainment needs. 32
Han's capital Site
The site lacated in a buffer zone between the urban and rural.How to strike the balance between the ecologic protection and city construction
What k ind of measure to deal with the limitation put forward by the history heritage and natural element around the site
2nd ring road
How to excavate the history and culture relics' meaning to effect contemporary urban culture,and fully protect them at the same time
The site is seperated from the urban and rural by the moat and the 2nd Ring Road.How to keep its vitality
Daxing new district
After defining the project,we made a further survey about the current situation of the site and surroundings.Try to find the problems and solutions.
The painting below shows the situation man and nature coexist harmoniously.And that is advocated by chinese traditional Dao culture.So I want to coordinate the relationship between city and rural,man and nature in such a method.
Ecological priority puts the nature as main fa environment. Economy development
The axes are built through the main open spac
actor to build a harmony
By adding up farmland to make more activities integrate into the nature,we can create an unique public centre combine with urban and rural.
ce and landmarks which establish a legible space structure to link the history and present.
Shehuo Shannxi Opera
By combining peoples' daily life needs with histoical and cultural heritage exhibition,I try to make resourses get optimal use and promote the development of city culture.
Life HISTORY Acting function
Meet modern life's need
Open space 6:00
Theatre Artists Researchers
Muzeum Opera Institute School Studio Theatre Artist Studio Exchange Centre
Studio Theatre Muzeum Opera Institute School Artist Studio Exchange Centre
Green Space Theatre Odeum Cinema
Outdoor Stage Riverside Walk Restaurant Leisure Shopping
Considering the varying needs of different people at different times,I add in acting functions and open space to keep the vitality.
Line of sight propylaea
Auxiliary function integration
Master Plan 1:5000
The analysis of transportation system
The analysis of landscape system 40
Modern theatre centre shows a prosperous scene of city life.
繁华 烟柳画桥，风帘翠幕，参差十万人家。 云树绕堤沙。 怒涛卷霜雪，天堑无涯。 市列珠玑，户盈罗绮，竞豪奢。 41
Along the riverside,man is harmonious with the nature as in heaven.
遗世 园日涉以成趣，门虽设而常关。 策扶老以流憩，时矫首而遐观。 云无心以出岫，鸟倦飞而知还。
Rural life in the public centre make the green space full of joy of harvest.
耘耔 悦亲戚之情话，乐琴书以消忧。 农人告余以春及，将有事于西畴。 42
Since I was a child,I would buy a map in every city I've been to.And looking at the map, I imagine I am the mayor of the entire city.With in-depth study, I find that I prefer walking in the city, to experience the city's streets, buildings and understand the individuals living there.
Experience · 9/2008-Now · 7-8/2010 · 7/2011 · 7-8/2012 · 9-10/2012
Student of Architecture School,Xi'an University of Architecture and technology Research tour around the Zhujiang River Delta The social practice service of planning and design at Dali County Plan "Ancient Capital Map Theme Exhibition" of National Young Scholars Symposium Practice in Shannxi Urban and Rural Planning Institute
I hope through my further study in UCL,I'll have the ability to provide a better living environment for people in the future
Awards & Scholarships · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2011 · 2011 · 2012 · 2012
Scholarship of XAUAT Top Student,2nd Grade Prize Scholarship of XAUAT Top Student,2nd Grade Prize Daming Palace National Design Competition of Architecture,3rd Prize National Urban Transportation Innovative Practice Contest,3rd Prize Scholarship of XAUAT Top Student,3nd Grade Prize National Urban Social Research Practice Contest,3rd Prize Scholarship of XAUAT Top Student,1st Grade Prize 44