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A R C H I T E C T U R E

PORTFOLIO


RUI LU

PORTFOLIO

Works Collected from University of Pennsylvania, M. ARCH The Ohio State University, B. S. ARCH Phone: 614-256-0062 E-mail: ruilu4820@gmail.com Address: 2930 Chestnut St, Apt 2206, Philadelphia, PA


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The Ovehang

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Floral Center

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Entropic Equilibrium

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Cadenza

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U Gear

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Urban Bazaar

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Red Hook Grain Terminal Reconstruction

Philadelphia communicational library

Penn Museum Renovation

San Francisco Concert Hall

University Airport

Cincinnati City Plaza


The Overhang


By renovating original Red Hook Grain Terminal into a communicational housing complex, this project aims to provides artists and workers from multi-disciplines with efficient living places and interactive working communities. At the beginning, an analog model that formed by rotating and connecting two boxes with curved stripes was used as module to express this project’s concept of linking different disciplines. By carving out existing columned granaries with extending shapes of stripes and inserting transformed modules into the building, quadrate rooms with efficient spaces, wide views, and opulent natural lights are hung out of the existing building as light additive structures. At the same time, double-height spaces within original granaries are created between rectangular rooms with staircases, which followed the flows of cuts on building surfaces. As a result, different rooms can maintain their individualities by the separation of boxes. As a residential complex designed for artists and workers, multiple types of housing units are modified to provide spaces for different studios. For example, lightened rooms with large floor heights can be used by sculptors and wood workers, when enclosed areas inside original cylinders provide dark spaces for photographers and media workers. Public opening rooms in the middle are arranged as co-working spaces for residents to composite large projects such as set designs and art installations. Then as a communicational circulation, the courtyard in the center with protrude studios is created to bring sunlight into solid interior and provide a platform of exhibitions to both residents and visitors.

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Plan A

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Floral Center


By taking advantages of patterns generated from ornament and typical architectural frames of Philadelphia, this project is designed to bring curvilinear forms and circulations to the linear city grids. The patterns create not only the forms of main architectural complexes, but also the circulations between them which forced visitors to circulate around and experience the changing spaces. When considering the limited rage of landscape and polluted empty spaces of the neighborhood, I’m seeking to establish an intergenerational topiary and urban green space along with a horticultural leaning center, which aims to not only engage the seasonal gardens with library, but also provide neighborhoods and visitors ability to further improve green spaces. As a result, the layered landscapes create different open gardens related to the site for circulation and activities, and the modified massing reflects interior programs, when creates a hierarchy for people viewing from different directions.

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Facade A

Facade B

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Entropic Equilibrium This project aims to challenge current museum’s organization which arranged archives and collections in planned spaces. Both the site and the building are designed with details that refer to archaeology site, in order to highlight collections’ original qualities with environments by bringing visitors views and experiences of archaic spaces.


Massing of theinterior spaces are defined by using packing geometries. Different scales and quantities of geometries are used in each group, in order to present the form from a simple massing to a pixel scale complex. This process also experience the changing situation from stable to chaos by breaking the whole into more parts. Interior programs of this project are arranged by the volumns of packing geometries. After dividing the geometrioes into differnt spaces by required areas, a general default skin is made to rape around the spaces, and provide the locations of floor plates as well. Archives are arranges on the ground floor and first floor, with division to provide both public and private spaces. The main gallery is located along the main circulation right after the entrance, with vertical circulations on each side. The educational space sits on top of the projects with a direct vertical access on the side.

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Plan

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Model Top View

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Cadanza


The Cadenza Concert Hall is located around a naturally sunken site, where the scene of Strawberry Hill at the background can be viewed as an icon. The faceted exterior form makes the project a separation from its smooth natural landscape, and distinguishes the main building from two rectangular museums nearby. The organization of the overall spaces is a combination of different phenomena, which suggests that all parts of the project have their own identity and means of access, but each shares a relationship with each other by the continuous circulation inside. The main programmatic spaces are lifted up from ground by the platform above the plaza, with an artificial slope at one side to enter. The bridge behind is connected to the chamber hall on the mountain, with a circulation that gives visitors views of the concert hall and city from different angles. The overall project suggest a movement of the spaces, like the movement and free rhythm that contained in the “cadenza�.

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The bridge connected to the chamber follows the extension of the artificial slope to bring a continuity of exterior circulation. The observational courtyard on top of the chamber refers to the the plaza in front of the entrance.

Faceted surfaces wrap around the whole project in different ways to separate it from the landscape and increase local enclosure. Glass surfaces are inserted to highlight the sense of wrapping.

Main concert hall in terrace shape refers to the faceted surfaces outside to provide better sound resolutions, while the black box sit on another side shares a regular form with the educational space below.

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Legend 1 Main Concert Hall 2 Black Box 3 Bathroom 4 Foyer 5 Coat Check 6 Front Desk 7 Education 8 Classroom 9 Individual Room 10 Practice Room 11 Dressing Room 12 Instrument Storage 13 Food Court 14 Kitchen 15 Restaurant 16 Retail Area 17 Administration

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Ground Floor Plan


U Gear


Site analysis

This project aims to renovate the original Ohio State University Airport with a closed arranged master plan, which includes the adjustment of each functional unit, addition of required hangars, and the rational design of accesses and landscapes. The overall organization of the master plan follows a gear shape array, with concave spaces contained in each U shape piece. The porches opened to south hold the circulation from the city gird, outdoor parking lots and various landscapes, while the porches to north create serving spaces only for airplanes. Locations of trees, mounts and lawns are carefully designed in order to keep the continuity of solid forms, and form natural boundaries to separate public and private spaces. Main terminal and educational building are also designed with the U shape concept, which brings visitors attractions when approaching.

Site diagram with arranged elements

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Legend 1 Entrance 2 Lobby 3 Front Desk 4 Hangar 5 Simulation Lab 6 Classroom 7 Bathroom 8 Testing 9 Exam Room 10 Office 11 Storage 12 Lounge 13 Office

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First Floor Plan

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Ground Floor Plan

Legend 1 Entrance 2 Pilot Shop 3 Car Rental 4 Cafe 5 Bathroom 6 Baggage Storage 7 Waiting Area 8 Waiting Room 9 Front Desk 10 Restaurant 11 Kitchen 12 Loading 13 Open Office 14 Rental office 15 Lounge 16 Service Kitchen 17 Privite Office 18 Meeting Room 19 IT Room 20 Phone Switch 21 Exercise Room 22 Pilot Sleep Room 23 Service Room 24 Conference Room

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Urban Bazaar


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Plans

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