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Design Portfolio Selected Work | 2009-2015

QINHENG ZHANG

Master of Architecture II University of Pennsylvania


Contents 01

RIDE IN CLOUD

02

CURRENT FLOWS

03

TRANSITIONAL CITY

04

AIRPORT CAMPUS

05

CENTRAL ATTRACTION

06

CLINAMEN

07

AMBER OF TIME

HIGH RISE BUILDING WITH GREEN COMMERCIAL MODE IN A DOWNTOWN AREA

STUDENTS' THEATER AND YOUTH CENTER IN NEW CAMPUS

REGENERATION OF AN OLD INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT IN THE RUHR REGION

ATLANTA AIRPORT AIRSIDE EXTENSION

A NEW WAY TO INCREASE URBAN ASSET IN NEW YORK

RELIGIOUS SPACE FROM 4TH DIMENSION

FOLK MUSEUM IN A CULTURAL DISTRICT

OTHER WORK


01RIDE IN CLOUD

HIGH RISE BUILDING WITH GREEN COMMERCIAL MODE IN A DOWNTOWN AREA High Rise Studio Undergraduate, Professor Chu Dongzhu

High rise design for today should not only satisfy the capacity for now but also envision the future. What's the transportation means in the future? What’s the shopping experience in the future? The design seeks a green and sustainable solution for future high rise office and commercial design.


Cantilever

Ring Beam Refuge

Mega-column Reinforce Frame

Office Space

Core Structure Entrance of Hotel

Main Circulation

Commercial Operation

Entertainment Fire and Security

Bicycle Lane

Fire Circulation Car Parking Bicycle Lane Shopping Office Circulation


0

20

5

First floor Plan

40m

6th floor Plan 0

5

20

A. Bicycle Lane around the podium

40m

B. Bicycle lane above the square

D. Plaza under the water

C. Sunken plaza

E. Canopy plaza


[The Office Room]

[The Sunken Plaza]

[The Main Entrance]

[The Bicycle Lane and Sky Restaurant]


02 CURRENT FLOWS

STUDENTS' THEATER AND YOUTH CENTER IN NEW CAMPUS Theater Studio Undergraduate, Professor Ding Suhong

The student center includes two theater buildings and some student activity rooms. This design focus on the scale change: big scale -- theater and small scale -- small clubs. The distribution is determined by the circulation of students.


[Two-point Perspective]

· Out

· To the Stage

· Meeting Room Entrance

A Theater Hall B Public Space C Theater D Students' Club E Public Activity

[ The Theater Hall ]

· Big Theater Entrance

· Roof Entrance


tside Screen

· Theater Construction

· Small Theater Entrance

· Students' Activity Space

· Inside Playground

[ Students' Activity Zone ]

· Rehearsal Room


[The Audience Hall Acoustic Analysis]

[The Audience Hall Sight-view Analysis]

The horizontal acoustic design mainly considers about the side and back walls so that all area could hear the early reflected sound, and finally makes a good sound environment.

The horizontal sight design means to control the horizontal view angle lies in 30 degree to 60 degreee, so that all viewers could have a comfortable sight view.


[The Audience Hall Vertical Acoustic Analysis]

[The Audience Hall Vertical View Analysis]

The reflection of the ceiling was calculated by geometric method, to guarantee all audience in the stalls and balcony can hear the early reflected sound.

The angle of looking down of the middle in the last line in the balcony is controled within 25 degree, and the angle between first line of the stalls and the stage is bigger than 45 degree.


03 TRANSITIONAL CITY

REGENERATION OF AN OLD INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT IN THE RUHR REGION Urban Design Studio 2013Fall, Professor Falk Kagelmacher

The task is to develop an urban design proposal for an inner-city re-development site, within the urban downtown center of the city of Essen, Germany. In this design, we developed an innovative approach "The Transitional City" incorporating these broad topics. It is expected to explore new methods in three aspects, including time, scale and traffic, for a future-oriented inner-city life.


The task is to develop an urban design proposal for an inner-city re-development site, within the urban downtown centre of the city of Essen, Germany. The city of Essen, which is located in the south of the Ruhr-Area, has experienced tremendous changes in the last decades. The city currently takes active measures, in order to fight against urban decline and undertakes efforts to transform former industrial inner-city areas into high-quality urban mix-use areas. Focus here is on three main topics, which represents current method in sustainable urban development: Mobility, Community and Density. In this design, we developed an innovative approach "The Transitional City" incorporating these broad topics. It is expected to explore new methods in three aspects, including time, scale and traffic, for a future-oriented inner-city life.


[Site Analysis] Located in the south of Ruhr Metropolitan, an important European region, Essen is the 9th largest city in Germany with a population of 570k. The site is in the "Krupp-Belt"ďź?the coal industrial region belonged to the Krupp family and now is waste land waiting to be changed into new use.

Germany

Site and Surroundings

Northrhine-Westfalen

Traffic Network

Ruhr Metropolitan

Development Degree

Essen

Open Space

[Essen: Past and Now]

Past

Now

In 1800, the Krupp family settled in and forever changed Essen from farmland into an industrial city. In 1960s, the coal and steel industry in Ruhr region became the energy source of the nation with the cost of people's living environment.

After the coal industry fell down in 1980s, the factories in Ruhr region is gradually changing into the places for creative industry and tourism. Essen is also changing to a liveable city of art, culture and business.


[Space Layers]

Nightlife Zone

Main Station

Theme Park

Fountian Square


Office Cube

Function&Roof Structure

Close Private Garden

Varied Public Space Open

“Futursitic” layer

High Line

Elevator

Bicycle Line

Resting Zone Elevator

Shop

Traffic layer

Main Space

“Current” layer(function)

Greenland Wooden Path Grand Stairs Playground

Park

Eco Square

“Current” layer(Park)

Mining Theme Park 2000mm

7800mm Total 22min 2min Main Station Wait 2 min

12min

2min

Nightlife Zone Theme Park Wait 30 sec

Wait 30 sec

“Past” layer

Fountian Square Wait 30 sec


04AIRPORT CAMPUS

ATLANTA AIRPORT AIRSIDE EXTENSION Urban Design Studio ARCH 701, 2015 Fall, Reinier de Graaf + Laura Baird

In the airport, when passenger get “supervised� (going through the security), they get the control of space. However, because of the limited space of terminal area, the freedom is limited and the organization is simple. When the airside area is expanded, so is the power of passengers. They can go to the nature, experience different activities without being aware that they are under supervised. To get the freedom, we need to explore the relationship between the boundary and nearby urban fabric.


[Passenger Experience] Boarding 20min

Visit 120 min

>4 Hour Check-in Time 40 min

5-8 Hour

Layover

Leave Airport 15min

Boarding Leave Airport 20min 15min Check-in Time 40 min

To the City

Layover To the City

Transportation 60 min

Transportation 60 min

Visit 3-5 Hour

Boarding 20min Check-in Time 10 min Transportation 30 min Experience Surrounding 2-5 Hour

Explore Surronding

2-6 Hour Layover

Stay in Airport

Stay in Airport Connecting Passenger

Boarding 20min

1-4 Hour Layover

Get Bored 4 hour

<2 Hour

Connecting Passenger

Boarding 20min

Layover

Explore Airprot 1.5 Hour

Shopping

Wait

Sleeping

Shopping

Wait

[Airside Extension]

[Foreign Trade Zone Economy] Current Situation Footprint: 3,859,400 sf Floorarea: 3,859,400 sf Rent/sf: $ 2.95/ month Rent/month: $ 11,385,230 Employees: 200-300

Current Situation Footprint: 3,859,400 sf Floorarea: 3,859,400 sf Rent/sf: $ 2.95/ month Rent/month: $ 11,385,230 Employees: 200-300

Main Programs: Logistics

Main Programs: Logistics

If Apply all area as office area Footprint: 5,142,100sf Floorarea: 20,568,400 sf Rent/sf: $ 3.1/ month Rent/month: $ 63,762,040 Employees: 1,000-1,200 Rent Increase by 560% Employment Increase by 5 times


[Master Plan]


[Wall Type]

Solid Wall

Translucent Glass

Reflected Mirror

ART AUCTION

ART AUCTION/ EXHIBITION

PLANE TRAIN

SKYWALK

TRAIN STATION

TRAIN STATION

AIRSIDE BANK

CASINO ENTRANCE

TRAIN STATION

[Airside Circulation]


Bridge

Building wall

RIBBON WALK

TRAIN STATION

AIRSIDE BANK

Semi-Public Space

RIBBON WALK


05CENTRAL ATTRACTION

A NEW WAY TO INCREASE URBAN ASSET IN NEW YORK High Rise Studio ARCH 703, 2014 Fall, Ali Rahim

The towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s asset is derived from the concept of Central Park. Not only is Central Park a valuable public amenity, but it adds extreme value to the real estate that surrounds it. Normally, high rises have an outward focus with regard to view, where they are more or less profitable based on their adjacencies in terms of view out.


LOOKING UP THROUGH THE BUILDING ENTRACE LEFT PAGE: DETAIL OF THE MIDDLE PART OF THE TOWER


[SECTION]

[ELEVATION]


WE’LL SAY THERE ARE 500,000 PEOPLE WITH APARTMENTS THAT LOOK OUT AT CENTRAL PARK. IF WE GROW VERTICALLY WITH THE PARK, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HAVE A MILLION RESIDENCES IN THE CITY WITH A VIEW OF CENTRAL PARK. MARK GAGE


[Cymatic]

Cymatics

Algorithm Research 2014 Fall, Professor Cecil Balmond

description: We started with defining a matrix and several control points. The inteference forces of cymatic waves reveal a morphology.The matrix is disrupted by the wave pulses of various frequencies and amptitudes.The inteference is interpreted using a series of scripts: firstly defining the distance between wave source and the matrix points, then distributing the matrix points by the sine or cosine functions. The patterns would be more complexed when different wave functions add in.

#.0

#.Sin

#.Sin

#.Sin

#.Sin

#.Sin

#.Sin+Sec

#.Sin+Sec

#.Sin+Sec

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec

index description:

catalog title:

A

A #.Sin

y

y

y

y

#.Cos

#.Tan

#.0

#.Sec


Cymatics

description:

#.0

#.Sin

#.Sin

#.Sin

Sin_freq: 15.0 Sin_amp: 0.25 Cos_freq: 7.5 Cos_amp: 0.15

#.1_1 sine point_2 cos point #.Sin+Sec

Sin_freq: 15.0 Sin_amp: 0.25 Cos_freq: 8 Cos_amp: 0.2

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec #.2_1 sine point_2 cos point

We started with defining a matrix #.Sin and several control points. The inteference forces of cymatic waves reveal a morphology.The matrix is disrupted by the wave pulses of various frequencies and amptitudes.The inteference is interpreted using a series of scripts: firstly defining the distance between wave source and the matrix points, then distributing the matrix points by the sine or cosine functions. The patterns would be more complexed when different wave functions add in.

#.Sin

Sin_freq: 15.0 Sin_amp: 0.25 Cos_freq: 7.5 Cos_amp: 0.15

#.3d-point #.Sin+Sec

Sin_freq: 15.0 Sin_amp: 0.25 Cos_freq: 8 Cos_amp: 0.2

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec #.3d-point

Sin_freq: 15.0 Sin_amp: 0.25 Cos_freq: 7.5 Cos_amp: 0.15

#.3d-mesh #.Sin+Sec

Sin_freq: 15.0 Sin_amp: 0.25 Cos_freq: 8 Cos_amp: 0.2

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec #.3d-mesh

index description:

catalog title:

A

A #.3_2 sine point_2 cos point #.Sin

y

y

y

y

#.Cos

Sin_freq: 6.0 Sin_amp: 0.08 Cos_freq: 15.0 Cos_amp: 0.08

#.3d-point

#.Tan

Sin_freq: 6.0 Sin_amp: 0.08 Cos_freq: 15.0 Cos_amp: 0.08

#.3d-mesh

#.Sec

Sin_freq: 6.0 Sin_amp: 0.08 Cos_freq: 15.0 Cos_amp: 0.08

#.0

PennDesign Arch 743 Form & Algorithm Fall 2014, instructors: Cecil Blamond, Ezio Blasetti

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec

design team: Chuanzhang Li, Jianan Zhang, Qinheng Zhang, Tong Qi, Tong Zhang, Kunyu Zhu

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec

catalog title:

PennDesign Arch 743 Form & Algorithm Fall 2014, instructors: Cecil Blamond, Ezio Blasetti

#.Sin+Cos+Tan+Sec

index description:

design team: Chuanzhang Li, Jianan Zhang, Qinheng Zhang, Tong Qi, Tong Zhang, Kunyu Zhu


06CLINAMEN

RELIGIOUS SPACE FROM FOURTH DIMENSION Parameterize Studio ARCH 704, 2015 Spring, Cecil Balmond, Ezio Blasetti

The meaning of movement, going up and down could relate to the experience of visitors. When going up, with body rising, you are closer to the sky, to a spiritual world, to the religion. When going down, with body closer to the land, to material world, to the secular world.


[FIBER BUNDLE] In mathmatic, especially topology, a fiber bundle is a space that is loccaly a product space, but globally may have a different topological structure.

[Fiber]

[Trace]

[Total Space]

RxR

SxR

[FIBER BUNDLE]

(A)FOUR COORDINATES P(X,Y,Z,W) 2 (A)FOUR COORDINATES (A)FOUR +z2+w2=1 x2+yCOORDINATES

z2

P(X,Y,Z,W) P(X,Y,Z,W) (B) TWO COMPLEX NUMBER x2+y2+z2+w2=1x2+y2+z2+w2=1 p(z1,z2) opf fibration is a kind of projection z1=x+y*i (B) NUMBER TWO COMPLEX NUMBER om 3-sphere to 2-sphere space.(B) TWO COMPLEX HOPF FIBRATION] ON] =z+w*i z could also be considered as a map- p(z ,z ) p(z 2 1,z2) 1 2 opf fibration is a kind of projection nd system of projection 2 2 ng to relate the 4D space to +z =1 z z11=x+y*i 2 z1=x+y*i om 3-sphere to 2-sphere space. sphere D space.space. z2=z+w*i could also considered as a mapidered as abemapWhat is special for this projection is z2=z+w*i [COMPLEX PROJECTIVE LINE] ngthe system to relate the 4D space to z 2+z 2=1 z12+z22=1 eat 4D hopf space to is every circle interlocked 1 2 z2=k*z1 D space. ith each other but never intersectWhat is special for this projection is [COMPLEX PROJECTIVE [COMPLEX PROJECTIVE LINE] k=a+bi projection is also LINE] d.hisThis prosperity applies to the hat hopf circle is interlocked z2=k*z1 e isevery interlocked opf torus. [HOPF FIBRATION EQUATION] ith each other but never intersect- z2=k*z1 never intersectk=a+bi d. This prosperity also applies to the k=a+bi x2+y2 = 1/(1+a2+b2) lso applies to the opf torus. z = ax-by [HOPF FIBRATION EQUATION] [HOPF FIBRATION EQUATION] 2 w = ax+by = 1/(1+a2+b2) x2+y x2+y2 = 1/(1+a2+b2) z = ax-by z = ax-by w = ax+by w = ax+by

z2

HOPF FIBRATION]

DIFFERENT TRACE]

When trying different trace other

[Fiber&Trace]

z2

These three products share the idea of tracing the fiber while twisting. The first one is mobius strip, and the second and third is the result of the hopf fibration. z1

RxS1

z2 z2= k*z1

z2

z2

[Wireframe]

RxS1

z1

z1

z2= k*z1

[Fiber]

z2= k*z1 z1

z1

[Render]

z1

S1xS1

[Trace]

[Total Space]


[Circulation and Parts]


[SECTION 1-1]

[SECTION 2-2]


07AMBER OF TIME

FOLK MUSEUM IN A CULTURAL DISTRICT GAP-SPACE Studio 2012FALL, Professor Tian Qi

Typical terrain of Chongqing has a lot of up and down which could be benificial to make multiple layer experience. Here we take advantage of the terrain and use three floating boxes to create varies inside-outside space, providing habitants places to relax and exercise. At the same time, being a folk museum, boxes contains different details representing four decades of Baixiang Street, the up and down position arrangement will be fun for tourists to explore.


[Floor Plan]

2

3

1

5

4

1. Entrance 2. Rest space 3. Outside Gallery 4. Video Room 5. Activity Space

First floor plan 1:400

1

3 2

4 1. Roof 2. Passage way 3. exhibition Room 4. Roof for sightseeing

Second floor plan 1:400


Box 1 Entrance Visitor: gift store, exhibition Resident: rest space

Inside - entrance

Roof - rest space

Passageway

Roof - sightseeing

Passageway

Roof - sightseeing

Passageway

Roof - activity space

Passageway

Box 2 Exhibition Hall Visitor: exhibition Resident: passage way, cafe

Inside - gallary

Box 3 Exhibition Hall Visitor: sightseeing, exhibition Resident: activity space

Inside - gallary

Box 4 Video Hall Visitor: documentary video Resident: activity space, passage way

Inside - video


[Structure Detail] modern steel structure to carry the loads, lauan plywood is used to make the box like coming from the nature. The roof is the anamorphosis of the Chinese Ancient Architecture’s, in order to combine the history to modern.

A A. Column Structure

B

C B. Roof connection Structure

C. Floor Structure

D

D. Wall connection Structure

Lauan Plywood t=5.5mm Structural Plywood t=12mm Floor Joist 45×60mm @455mm Concrete t=40~70mm Waterproof Plasterboard t=9.5mm H=194×150×6×9mm Paulownia Wood t=9mm wax finish Conifer Playwood t=12mm Furring Strips 25×36mm@300mm Vertical Furring Strips 30×60mm@450mm Lauan Plywood t=12mm


[Study of traditional Architecture] Ancient Chinese Architecture Study 2013 Fall, Professor Zhang Xingguo


1.2

[Internship -- Aedas] [Project] [Contribution]

Renewal of A Commercial Complex, Chongqing, China Site analysis, facade design

[View of Plaza]

重庆龙湖北城天街商业改造项目

North Paradise Walk Renovation, Longfor, Chongqing

三大节点再造 - 中心广场 node-renoVAtIon

[Night View]

Facade Detail]

2.2.1

整体形象提升 - 沿北城天街立面 ImAgery-ImproVIng

局部墙身放 Wall D


[Internship -- Aedas] [Project] [Contribution]

Guangfu A4 Commercial Complex Design, Kunming, China Site analysis, facade design, construction detail

[View of The Entrance]

[Elevation]

裙房幕墙构造 - 正面延展面 PODIUM FACADE CONSTRUCTION - Front Panel Extension

6.3


[Internship -- CAP] [Project] [Contribution]

Master Plan, Yiwu, China landscape, road system design, building prototype research

300 x 600mm (4 total) 600 x 600mm (8 total)

1200 x 1200mm (84 total) 300 x 1200mm (16 total)

N 0

1

2

5


[Internship -- CAP] [Project] [Contribution]

Master Plan, Yiwu, China landscape, road system design, building prototype research

TOWER TYPOLOGY

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