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PORTFOLIO LIQIU XU 2013-2018


THE PALIMPSEST A new urban park design in Milan, Italy An exploration of non-cliched order in chaotic urban context of palimpsest

LARP 702 Studio | PennDesign Instructor: Valerio Morabito​​​​​​​

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CHAOS & ORDER IN FUTURISM

THE CLICHED ORDER Cimitero Monumentale

San Simpliciano

Duomo di Milano

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Teatro alla Scala Sforza Castle

Santa Maria presso San Satiro Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Ginkgo biloba

Acer pseudoplatanus

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Platanus orientalis

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Prunus avium

Quercus rubra L.

Crataegus monogyna Jacq.

Lombardy poplar

Acer pseudoplatanus

Liquidamba styraciflua

Ginkgo biloba

Celtis Occidentalis

Tilia cordata

Existing stone pavings

Granite paving

PAVILION 1 SECTION

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Celtis Occidentalis

Prunus avium

Quercus rubra L.

Lombardy poplar

Crataegus monogyna Jacq.

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Crataegus monogyna Jacq.

Populus alba

Liquidamba styraciflua

Aesculus hippocastanum

Sesaonal flowering shrubs

Liquidamba styraciflua

Populus alba

Prunus avium

Aesculus hippocastanum

PAVILION 2 SECTION BRIDGE SECTION

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CALL OF THE WILD

BEAR VIEW

BEECHNUT 80% Autumn

Tasty Season

CHOKECHERRY 90% Summer

Tasty Season

WILD SARSAPARILLA Tasty 90% Season Summer

BLUEBERRY Tasty 85% Season Summer

DOGWOODS 90% Summer

Tasty Season

RASPBERRY 95% Summer

Tasty Season

LARP 601 Studio | PennDesign Instructor: Ellen Neises 7

RIVER water fish cool environment


A regional destination itinerary for new trend of wild-experiences - wildlife/wild plants/wild scenery/wild ways - cover all seasons - for human and wildlife - least interventions

Mount Katahdin SITE

Appalachian Trail Kittattiny Ridge Delaware River Springer Mountain

Delaware Watershed

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SEASONAL RECREATIONS SPRING 3 million people hike a portion of Appalachian Trail each year, most in spring and autumn.

Poconos

Appalachian Trail

SUMMER 5 million people come to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area each year, most in summer.

AUTUMN

MusikFest

Delaware Shad Fishing Tournament and Festival

WINTER 25 million people come to Poconos each year, most in winter.

Small Game Season Furbearer Season Elk Season

Black Bear Season Turkey Season

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Pocono Mountains

Deer Season

Pocono Mountains

Trapping Season

CelticFest

Philadelphia Eagles Practice

Fishing

Wineries

Farms/Markets

Hunting Season

Skiing

GROWING SEASON

SEASONAL LANDSCAPES

hemlock pine spruce

sharp-shinned hawk red-tailed hawk

Early March

BIRD MIGRATION

wood duck woodcock rusty blackbirdMid-March Eastern mourning dove bluebird belted kingfisher song sparrow yellow-shafted Late March robin filcker osprey Eastern pheobe tree swallow Eastern meadowlark golden-crowned brown-headed kinglet cobird vesper sparrow field sparrow

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RESIDENT BIRDS

CHANGING FOLIAGE

FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

mourning dove junco white-throated sparrow black-capped chickadee tufted titmouse white-breasted nuthatch cardinal house finch purple finch blue jay starling woodpecker

RAPTOR MIGRATION ALONG KITTATINNY RIDGE

RAGWEED SEASON SUMMER FLOWERING HERBS & SHRUBS EARLY FALL SIGNAL - sumac leaves start to turn red - leaves of sour gum start to turn a brilliant scarlet

WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS

PEAK MIGRATION OF BROAD-WINGED HAWK MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION

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SNOWFALL

EVERGREEN TREE

PEAK MIGRATION

BIRD MIGRATION

BIRD MIGRATION red-tailed hawk

Nov.

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USER STUDY - HUMAN HUMAN NEEDS SMOOTH Trail

water

foliage

bird watching

wildlife encounter

BRIDGE

COMMUNAL ROOST

Connect seperated landscapes on different side of road and railway

Place for gathering

CANTILEVERED OBSERVATORY Safe Bear Watch

People

USER TYPE Birders always look up

Bear linear park

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BIRDER HIKER TOUR GROUP

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road railway

wetland

SWALES ON THE SLOPE Erosion Control for Scree Area

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STEPPING STONE Provide path on water, Stabilize wetland, attract fish


USER STUDY - EAGLE

SUPRA-CANOPY TREE WETLAND PROTECTION tulip poplar sycamore silver maple

COMMUNAL ROOST

FISH ATTRACTING

Rocks prevent wetland from erosion

- tall trees - turning point of a river

Reduction the water volocity reforms the wetlands

water flow fish

water flow

There is vacancy of communal roosts of bald eagles on the large scale corridor of roosts, where is just around the delaware water gap.

reform wetlands rocks

USER STUDY - BEAR SLOPE ANALYSIS

HUMAN-PROOF CORRIDOR bear’s habitat

HABITAT

BEAR BRIDGE forest

road

railway

BEAR ISLAND

wetland

island for human human’s circulation gap corridor

ACCESS

river island for bear

RIVER

the cliff block bears from forest on the mountain to river except for one gap

seperate circulations of bears and human, increase food resource in lower forest

connect corridor and wetlands

SECTION CHESTNUT OAK FOREST

PITCH PINE- SCFUB OAK FOREST

Dominant Species

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black oak white oak

Autumn Foliage Scenary

red oak

scarlet oak chestnut oak

american elm

cottonwood

Dominant Canopy

silver maple

sycamore

Shrub elderberry

red maple black cherry sourgum sugar maple tulip poplar american elm american beech white ash

Bear’s Spring Food

river birch

willow catkins

grasses

dandelions

clover

silky dogwood

spicebush

aspen leaves

55%

chestnut oak

red oak

white oak

scarlet oak

black birch

pitch pine

Secondary Canopy

Bear’s Summer Food

pitch pine

Shrub

red maple

black birch

grey birch

MIXED OAK FOREST

FLOODPLAIN

FLOODWAY

WETLAND

lowbush blackhuckleberry sweet fern mountain laurel blueberries

ENRICHED ECOTONE OF SPECIES INTERACTIONS black huckleberry

deerberry lowbush blueberry

SPECIES IN SITE wineberry

fern

sassafras

indian grass

oriental winged autumn bittersweet euonymus olive red maple

american beech salix spp

rhodedendron

mugwort

red oak

tulip white burning bush poplar oak

privet

wild lettuce

maple leaved red chestnut oak stripe witch rhodedendron maple hazel maximum viburnum maple

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SITE PLAN

THE ROOST

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Perforated Mesh Floor Stainless Still Grid Deck Cables in tension Drilled in bedrock

Stablising Cable

Wetland Bird Watch Trail Appalachian Trail

Roost

THE NEST

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Eagle Island

Bioswale Bear Island

Bear Corridor Rock Anchors

Road Railway

Granite Mountain Concrete Base

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EAGLE VIEW

SKY

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BEAR

RIVER fish water

HUMAN VIEW

BEARS CATCHING FISH Adult bear 3 Baby bear 2

LIGHT ATTRACTS FISH

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RIVER REBORN Riverfront urban design that brings recreation, reconnection, culture, ecology back to the city

Southern California ASLA Honor Award for Planning Competition | SWA Group Jun 2018 13


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STREETSCAPE The streetscape master plan will transform the district’s streetscapes into a vibrant, interactive, sustainable and unified public realm, with a safe and connected bike lane and pedestrian system, and innovative smart street systems - creating a visionary Oceanside Garden City Gateway.

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STREETSCAPE ELEMENTS INSPIRED BY SEA CREATURES sculpture

sculpture

bench

bus stop

bike rack

STREETSCAPE ELEMENTS INSPIRED BY WAVE bike rack

street light

bench

trash can

bus stop

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC Urban design with fashion industry in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC - A corridor links all the fashion processes and event spaces. - Moving garment district from Manhattan - Recreational waterfront with flood protection

LARP 602 Studio | PennDesign Instructor: Megan Born Team work with Shilei Lu 17


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DESIGN COMPONENTS Relocate garment district

Create continuous recreational waterfront

Flood protection

Event spaces

BUILDING TYOPOLOGY

Zoning

Credit: Shilei Lu

Townhouse

Residential +Commerical

Live Work 1

Manufracture

Live Work 2

Live Work 3

Manufracture + Office Manufacture+ Residential

Live Work 4

Commerical

Commercial + Hotel

Civic Building

Manufacture

Manufacture

SITE AXON Commerical

Cruise Terminal

Live Work 5

SITE SECTION

100yr flood water table

manufacture

cruise terminal

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office

retail

commercial residence


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CORRIDOR TYOPOLOGY

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Credit: Shilei Lu

DYEING

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MARKETING/ EVENTS

FINISHED PRODUCT

SEWING

PRINTING

VALUE ADDITION


FINISHING

PATTERN & CUTTING

PROCESSED FABRIC

FABRIC PROCESSING

RAW FABRIC

YARN

RAW FIBRE

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Pacific Ocean

LIFE ON LEVEE

The U.S.-Mexico boarder wall divided the land and people, but it can’t stop the flow of water, landscape and creatures. Is politics trying to form the landscape or should landscape affect the politics?

San Diego Bay

A levee was built in order for the development of the city, which in a way is another kind of border. This project is trying to open the border.

San Ysidro

Tijuana River

Tijuana

LARP 702 Studio | PennDesign Instructor: Anuradha Mathur,

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SPRAWLING CRACKS The saline-alkali land problem in Daqing, China is getting serious as well as other cities which has a long history of oil drilling. This project is bringing back the underground water table back to normal by converting the traditional civil engineering way of treating saline-alkali land to a more aesthetic way. People can get engaged in the treating process and will be reminded how they’ve treated the land by the pattern of barren land. Dry Season

Rainy Season

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WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Treatment Terminal

Rainy Season

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Delivery of extracted salt

Treatment Terminal

saline water in

Dry Season

water recycling public participation collection, delivery of industrial salt

1.evaporation 2.condensation 3.gather 4.collection - water flows into container along the structure

clean water out for recycling

RESTORATION PHASING 1.Existing Condition (0 yrs) water from outside

2.Recovery Vegetation (1-5 yrs)

3.Productive Landscape (5-8 yrs)

4.Visionary Landscape (8+ yrs)

Amorpha fruticosa Linn.

Robinia pseudoacacia Linn.

Nitraria sibirica Pall

Kochiaprostrata(L.)Schrad.

Zea mays

Fraxinus chinensis Roxb

Iris lactea Pall. var. chinensis

Oryza sativa

Tamarix chinensis Lour

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WATER AND PLANTS ‘FACTORY’ The project is restoring of a waterfront freight station site into public space. By representing the idea of distributing cargos into different parts of cities, the project is acting as a nursery to provide new lives - trees for the city as well as recycles water for the city.

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Double-layer Subsurface Flow Bed

sand aggrigates pebbles

Apr. - Sep.

upper layer subsurface flow bed filtered water to the wetland

vertical flow reed bed

horizontal flow reed bed

sand bed filter

rainwater in

railway restored factory for exhibition/fair

Oct. - Mar.

heat preservation - covered with withered plants

lower layer subsurface flow bed

observatory

nursery

public research building

wetland

permafrost limit heat

to wetland/ to Majiagou River

reservoir well

anaerobic treatment

cold water

hot water heat pump sewer heat extraction system collection ice and snow and melting in

bioswale

Double-layer Subsurface Flow Bed

SECTION

heat extraction system

constructed wetland

nursery

public research building

bioswale

wetland

bioswale

double-layer heat extraction subsurface flow bed system

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THE CENTER FOR LANDSCAPE PERFORMANCE ART

Fall 2015 | PennDesign Workshop III: Site Engineering and Water Management

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SECTION A-A

SECTION B-B

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WETNESS AND DRYNESS IN THE MAKING OF XUAN PAPER The making of Xuan Paper (Rice Paper, 宣紙, xuānzhǐ) is a time-consuming and complex tradition from China. In order to make the paper from raw materials - rice straws and barks of the Tara Wing-Celtis or Blue Sandalwood tree, many forms of natural resources such as sun, wind, water are used, together with heavy human labors and tools. The installation represents ten key procedures - steaming, bleaching, pounding, cutting, trampling, washing, mixing, dredging, squeezing, sunning, each with 15 pieces of a gradual change. The heat, the wetness, the external forces that made this Xuan Paper leaves their new marks on the paper, which was supposed to be the final product. There is a clear aim to use different forces in the making Xuan Paper. But there is not one in the installation. It is an open-ended exploration.

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ALLELOPATHY In traditional Chinese philosophy, the Five Elements -wood, fire, earth, metal and water- describe how the universe works. One of each generates another Wood feeds Fire. Fire creates Earth (ash). Earth bears Metal. Metal collects Water. Water nourishes Wood. One of each restrains another Wood parts Earth (such as roots or trees can prevent soil erosion). Earth dams (or muddies or absorbs) Water. Water extinguishes Fire. Fire melts Metal. Metal chops Wood. They can represent anything in the universe like the seasons, internal organs and political regimes. Their relationships is like allelopathy phenomenon. This expriment explore the relationship of water and ink. They bear, nourish, restrain, control each other.

Jan. 2017 Media: ink, water, alcohol

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木 Wood

growth, vitality, energy, spring, the beginning of life

火 Fire

a period of swelling, flowering, brimming with fire and energy, summer

土 Earth

the in-between transitional seasonal periods, the land, soil, bearing,

金 Metal

harvesting and collecting, autumn, transformation

水 Water

retreat, storage, moisturizing

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TERRAIN DYNAMICS A video of how to choose the most suitable site for development.

Dec 2015 Medium: video

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PARAMETRIC PLAY An animation of parametric modeling.

Feb 2016 Medium: video

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FLOW The flows of water paused in the macro world. The dance moves flows in the real world. They were connected by the abstraction of flows and order of nature.

Mar2017 Medium: photography (film and digital)

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UTOPIA We develop the city by building blocks into wonderlands for human being. When we define the utopia, we are applying the human order to it. But there shouldn’t be standard for a utopia. It’s a melting pot for everyone’s dream. It’s a palimpsest of every generation’s trace. No one knows what it would become and where we will be going.

May 2017 Medium: photography

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CHAOTIC ORDER Copy and paste seems to be a typical way to develop a city. Duplication of similar elements tend to set an order for city and people in it. However, the reflective facade of buildings deforms the light and shape and creates chaos in the order.

April 2017 Medium: photography

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Mar 2018 Medium: digital illustration

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MEMORY ERROR Accidentally I deleted these photos tried to recover them but turned out to be corrupted. Those were the memory of my first trip to New York City three years ago. I remember I walked 27 km in one day just wandering around the magical city and take photos. Even though those were just random photos, I still feel terrible of losing them cause they represent a wonderful memory of mine. Unfortunately, the recovered images were corrupted badly. I felt sad for a moment and tried to look for ways to recover the recovered corrupted photos. After many times of browsing the images, I suddenly realized those were exactly my memory. They are busy and chaotic, just like how I felt about NYC the first time. Everything I had in my mind about that trips became vague and only leaves some fragments for me. I look back on my past through memories which based on the images I have. The error happened to my memory card resembles the errors happen to my memory all the time.

2015, 2018 Medium: photography

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SWEET DREAM It seems familiar but somehow strange. It seems real but a little fictional. It has the color of gummy candies. It’s a sweet dream.

2016-2017 Medium: photography

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SOMEWHERE ELSE

2016-2017 Medium: photography

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THE UNFAMILIAR FAMILIAR

May 2017 Medium: photography(film)

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ENCOUNTER

2017 Medium: photography (film)

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SHADOW

2017 Medium: photography (film)

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PAINTINGS

2018 Medium: watercolor

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AD CAMPAIGN FOR NORTH PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

Future Aquarium

Future Museum

Contemporary Fairy Tale

Mar. 2017 Medium: photoshop

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