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SELECTED WORKS • ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO • 2016 - 2018


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OBJECTIVE Seeking an architectural summer internship at an United States architectural firm to enhance my fundamental architectural knowledge and experience. This opportunity would prepare me to become a licensed architect upon graduation in the US.

EDUCATION

RELATED STUDIOS

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN - JUNE 2021

URBAN ECOLOGIES - 2018 FALL

Bachlor of Architecture Bachlor of Fine Arts

WAH YAN COLLEGE, HONG KONG - MARCH 2016

Professor Anne Tate

Analyzed the urban fabrics of South Providence using geographic information system (GIS). Followed by a detailed analysis of the infrastructural and human systems. It was intriguing to identify the problems of the site and propose an urban housing solution.

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN - 2018 FALL Professor Jeffrey Geisinger

EXPERIENCE SECRETARY

Studied concepts of Human Environmental Comforts in terms of temperature, humidity, heat transfer, air movement and hydrostatics. Analyzed and applied the principles using simulation programs such as DIVA, Archsim and CoolVent.

Facilitated communication between department faculty and the AIAS leadership group. Collected & organized notes for each AIAS meeting. Organised events to enhance learning for RISD architecture students.

SKILLS

MOTY’S DESIGN LTD -

CAD Rhinoceros 3D & Plug-ins (Vray, Diva & Grasshopper)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS), RISD CHAPTER - 2018 FALL

SUMMER INTERN

2017 & 2018 SUMMER

Prepared material sample board, researched images for design presentation, coordinated with designers on CAD drawings and contacted suppliers for material samples.

K DÉCOR

- 2016 SUMMER

PRESENTATION

Prepare Material Sample Board, Image Research

MODEL BUILDING Construction With Lasercutter, 3D Printing ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

ASSISTANT INTERIOR DECORATION DESIGNER

MICROSOFT OFFICE Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Assisted in furniture and artwork selection based on design layout and style, provided on-site decoration in Guangzhou, China and coordinated with suppliers for materials.

LANGUAGES English, Cantonese, Mandarin


SELECTED WORKS • 2016 - 2018

01.

URBAN TREEHOUSE

02.

TOWARDS OPENNESS

03.

TAKING APART ( ASILO SANT’ ELIA )

04.

INSIDE OUTSIDE

05.

SHUTTLE TOWER

06.

FOUNDATION STUDIES WORK

PROFESSOR ANNE TATE • FALL 2018

PROFESSOR BEN PELL • SPRING 2018

PROFESSOR LEXI TSIEN • SPRING 2018

PROFESSOR BEN PELL • SPRING 2018

PROFESSOR JACQUELINE SHAW • FALL 2017

07.

JOB REFERENCES


01.

URBAN TREEHOUSE URBAN ECOLOGIES, RISD

PROFESSOR ANNE TATE

This project involves the creation of a housing complex consisting of 150 units along with community spaces. Situated in South Providence, the development site sees a vast separation in the area because of the large parking lots. The project investigates the development of an elevated modular building block system that frees up the ground and creates a series of continuous spaces to encourage interaction.


CONCEPT Inspired by the idea of creating public spaces without sweeping out the initial urban fabric, the superstructure is built above parking spaces and made of CLT, that has a low impact, as the primary building material.

SITE

CITY SCALE The proposed superstructure is designed to link the site with the rest of Providence. Prairie Ave is therefore developed as the main road for South Providence to connect the community with the major landmarks in the city.


STRUCTURAL FRAME

UNIT VOLUME

STRUCTURAL LOGIC The superstructure is built up from a 30’ x 30’ grid system that beams and columns interlocks. This modular structural frame also provides flexibility for expansion and contraction.


2/F COMPLEX PLAN

1/F COMPLEX PLAN

UNIT AGGREGATION The units are double height studios and three bedroom units that are prefabricated. The unit then acts as blocks, slipping and sliding on the frame, creating different qualities of spaces and openings within the structural framework. The openings bring light and air into the deep volume. With the voids that are created in this way, floors are connected visually and physically.


GROUND PLAN


URBAN LIVING ROOM The ground floor of the superstructure is a place for interaction. This urban living room is activated in both daytime and nighttime as the meeting place for users and residents of the housing complex and its neighborhood.


02.

TOWARDS OPENNESS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, RISD

PROFESSOR BEN PELL

This project involves the creation of a public art center sited in Providence, RI. The design aims to create an art center that is welcoming to the public, with a sense of openness and transparency throughout the architecture.


THE SITE The Providence Art Center featuring approximately 25,000 square feet of space is established for mixed public usage, including galleries, artist studios, public open spaces, as well as a private office area. To make the entire center welcoming to the public, 50 % of the site is designed as public spaces with an emphasis of openness and transparency. The design also challenges the idea of the public space by creating an open terrace and cafe on top of the building to take advantage of the river view, thereby providing a space where the public can interact and enjoy the fantastic cityscape.


PROGRAMME | VOIDS The project is driven by iterations of model making that explore solid void relationships. Drawing on the concept of openness, the project merges the three main programmes (studios, galleries and public spaces) to encourage interaction and communication between the art center’s users and visitors. The voids and openings not only provide natural light throughout the building but also create a vertical connection between the interior and exterior spaces.


EXTERIOR STAIR | SCREEN FACADE The design of the exterior stair allows the public to have the freedom to explore the interior and exterior spaces of the art center simultaneously. It also provides direct and 24-hour access to the public terrace and sky cafe. The screens are not only designed to connect the interior and exterior but also a balance between creating the enclosure for the art center and maintaining the openness and transparency of the spaces.


IN BETWEEN The drawing is composed by the overlapping of different perspective views based on interior transitional spaces. Using only vertical lines allows me to indicate the different materials by changing the density of lines, to show the idea of transparency and openness.


03.

TAKING APART (ASILO SANT’ELIA) ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS, RISD

PROFESSOR LEXI TSIEN

The project intends to explore the transparency of the interior and exterior spaces in Giuseppe Terragni’s Asilo Sant’Elia. The architecture was studied through hand drafting and digital modeling and interpreted by axonometric drawings and perspective drawings.Through the act of taking part, I was able to understand better the relationships between various constituents of the architecture. With this analysis, I created representations of the architectural experience using overlapping perspectives with only vertical lines that highlight the different densities of materials.


UNFOLDING The drawing is composed by the overlapping of 11 different perspective views based on a student’s daily schedule in creation of a panoramic representation. Using only vertical lines allows me to indicate the different materials by changing the density of lines and to show the idea of transparency.


EXPERIENTIAL PERSPECTIVE The entrance of the architecture is the most explicit moment that demonstrates the idea of transparency between the interior and exterior spaces. The language of vertical lines is maintained to highlight the windows and columns, which are the critical aspect of dividing spaces in the architecture.The three overlying perspectives and views abstracted the experience of moving around the exterior courtyard. The relationship of opacity is also inverted in the drawing to show the idea of openness.


04.

INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, RISD

PROFESSOR BEN PELL

This project investigates the development of a stacking system that is capable of creating two distinct spatial conditions and hence two studios for a photographer and a sculptor. Inspired by the idea of merging interior and exterior spaces, the stacking system allowed me to create an interesting form while making different qualities of spaces, circulation, structures, enclosures and openings.


STACKING SYSTEM Inspired by a system of stacking stairs that creates an interesting form and making different qualities of spaces, circulation, structures, enclosures, and openings, the project was explored through model making.


EXHIBITION

SCULPTOR

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER CIRCULATION

SCULPTOR CIRCULATION

PROGRAMME

DUAL STUDIO The sculptor requires ample space and natural light to create such a large-scale artwork. Conversely, the photographer needs enclosed spaces to process prints & control the lighting. The shared spaces for both artists are designed with voids and openings, derived from layering and stacking, to inspire skylight into the spaces.


05.

SHUTTLE TOWER MAKING OF DESIGN PRINCIPLES, RISD

PROFESSOR JACQUELINE SHAW

This project involves the design of a shuttle tower through analyzing the fall of the shuttle in different ways, including drawing, drafting, model making, and video recording, besides deriving the circulation, programme, and experience of the architecture from the initial design of the fall. The tower was designed to allow the public to wander around while witnessing different moments of the fall.


ANALYTICAL DRAWING OF THE SHUTTLE’S FALL

THE SHUTTLE Constructed with thin materials, the shuttle fascinatingly occupies much space through sweeping and wandering in space. The relationship between interior and exterior volume is also an essential quality of the fall. Fragments of its different attributes are translated into a continuous movement, which results in a multi-direction circulation of the tower.


LIVING ROOM PERSPECTIVE

SHUTTLE TOWER Given a long and narrow site, the program of the tower is decided through layering and shifting of direction in the various axis. The tower is established for mixed usage including galleries, studio as well as a private area for the shuttle maker. The public will be able to experience the fall through wandering in space and seeing different moments of the fall with the idea of shifting in and out of focus.

PROGRAMME DIAGRAM


06. FOUNDATION STUDIES WORK

LIGHT SCULPTURE

ANCIENT CHINESE HARP

Inspired by the cells and highlights of the dragon skin, this sculpture focuses on showing the overlapping of forms and creating a more sculptural-like wire structure brimming with a feeling of lightness.

Inspired by lotus shoes, I re-designed the ancient Chinese harp (Fong Shou Konghou).This design focused on changing the form of the sound box to let the performer garner a novel and better experience of playing the instrument.


EXPRESSION THROUGH ABSTRACTION A graphic design project inspired by the use of abstract geometric architectural representations in early stages of a design process. Taking inspiration from artist Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, I did a series of color explorations with abstract architectural imagery. Limiting my color palette to only black, blue and red, I was still able to create a wide range of results.


RISE UP! A Photography Project featuring public sentiments after the 2016 US Presidential Election. People should contain hopes in our minds and send their voices to the government through non-violent protests.


07. JOB REFERENCES

物料样板

Material sample board I made during my internship with MOTY’S DESIGN LTD for a design presentation of a sales office in Hong Kong. Natural stone, oak and bronze glass mirror were used to foreground Zen and a Japanese garden setting as central to the entire design concept.

Material sample board I made during my internship with MOTY’S DESIGN LTD for a design presentation. It was to show and introduce the design concept of a logistics center in Yangju, China.

An image collage I made during my internship with MOTY’S DESIGN LTD for a design presentation. It was to show and introduce the design concept of a logistics center in Yangju, China.

Assisted in site decoration in Guangzhou, China for a design inspired by BVLGARI.


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