PORTFOLIO R U X I N 2013-2018 Selected work
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Meticulous and motivated student and researcher working towards a Master of Architecture degree at the University of Michigan, targeted to reconsider the future of the built environment and human experience through digital fabrication and computational design. EDUCATION
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TAU B M A N C OL L E G E OF A RC H I T E C T U R E + U R B A N P L A N N I NG
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Researched bracket design, digital fabrication, and post-fabrication methods for inclusive installations as directed by Prof. Sean Ahlquist Performed tests and analyzed results alongside the School of Engineering on optimized structural design Currently preparing for exhibition at Biennale Architettura 2020, Venice, Italy Fabricated, built, and installed "Playscape" exhibit in Exhibit Columbus 2019 in Columbus, IN and Tech Twilight 2019 at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum Designed and developed foam tile f looring for children in the inclusive installations "Pond" and "Playscape" Developed skills through fabrication tools and methods in the Digital Fabrication Lab (FABLab) at Taubman College
SEP T 2018 - M AY 2020
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Xiamen University Xiamen, China
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Adobe Suite V-Ray Rendering
Rhino / Grasshopper Autodesk Maya ZBrush Sketch Up Autodesk CAD BIM
3 Axis CNC Router STOLL-CNC Knitting Water jet Cutting Laser Machine KUKA Robotics Raise3d printing Metal Fabrication Wood Fabrication
Generative Design Autodesk Fusion 360
NEW YORK, N Y
Interior Design Intern Gained hands-on experience in interior design through attending weekly meetings with contractors and construction site visits of the IT Cosmetics LLC headquarters project
SEP T 2017 – NOV 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI
UNIV ERSIT Y OF MICHIGAN
SEP T 2013 - J U N E 2018
M A R 2019 – M A R 2019
(734) 882 8500
X I `A N , S H A A N X I , C H I N A
CHINA CONSTRUCTION NORTH W EST DESIGN & RESE A RCH INSTITUTE
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Developed design concepts and digital models for Tourist Town Center in Jimsar County, Xinjiang, China
A PR 2017 – M AY 2017
X I A MEN, FUJI A N,CHINA
X I A M E N H O R D O R A R C H I T E C T U R E & E N G I N E E R I N G D E S I G N G R O U P C O . LT D .
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Created digital models and graphic presentations used for bidding on Xiamen Party School and Fuzhou Party School
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OCT 2016 – JA N 2017
X I A MEN, FUJI A N,CHINA
A RCHITECTURE DESIGN & RESE A RCH INSTITUTE OF X I A MEN UN I V ERSIT Y
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Multi-functional Vehicle Systems Division Technolog y Incubator Student Project Deployable Volumetric Knitting Structure Prototype Student Project
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Worked with a student-faculty team to deliver the facade renewal project proposal for Zhao`an Old Town in Zhangzhou, China Created the current 3d site model through measuring and photo documentation
I would like to appreciate the great and continuous support from Mr.Qiuda Lin,Mrs. Jie Han,Mrs Hong Shao,Mrs.Zhiye Li These people have been providing me great confidence and bravery to pursue my goal. I would also like to thank Mr.Sheng,Mr.He Yan,Mrs Tingting Xu.This portfolio can not be done without these people`s sincere and helpful suggestions.They are my partners,my instructors,my genuine friends.
01 BRIDGING AS NEW ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE VILLAGE RELIGIONS BRIDGE DESIGN XMU Option Studio Instructor:Zhiye Li Spring 2017 Individual Work
This project explores deeply into issues of "Concept and Symbol", which leaves the usual architectural keywords and realizes concepts and inclinations in a new architectural language. The design explorations center on how to transform the "concept" to aesthetic "images", and finally to "building language"and "construction". Through the transformation,the bridge is in the simplest construction form, but in the most complicated way - the history of folk belief and Christianity in Huian county. The twisted relationship of these two religions on the river generates the entrance, the corridor and the exit of the bridge by using the logic of geometry to regulate the walls and division. The relationship between the beliefs of the two villages is shown through space separation. The conflict and integration of the two religions are contained in the new material bridge body with traditional form. Can architecture itself tell the stories, can it illustrate the intentions without help, or can it be the one who enjoy its own prosperity? The final result of the design, rather than an architecture and a visual, is an architectualized "concept", and a visualized "symbol".
01 Division of river Fuyin village is on the west bank of the river. Lianfeng village is on the east bank of the river. The river has become a natural barrier between the two villages.
02 Village belief More than 90% of people in Fuyin village believe in Christianity. Less than 5% of people in Lianfeng village believe in Christianity,which means most of people in Lianfeng village believe in the local religious.
03 Road network system Both villages have a mature network system.Two villages are connected through two bridges that can be opened to traffic.
04 Important places There is a small Christian church in Fuyin village on the west bank of the river.On the east bank of the river lies an ancestral hall of Lianfeng village,which serves as a local center for activities related to the local religious.
Huian county river corridor:Artery and Connection Huian`s growth as a county relies on one river corridor that flows straight to the sea. The river acts as a main artery,connecting several villages and supplies water for these village lands.Whatever the beliefs of the villages, people there could still live in peace for a long time.The river, as the geographical and spiritual connection of different villages, is irreplaceable and important.
CHRISTIANITY LOCAL RELIGIOUS
01 Religions Chronicle
There has been a process of harmony, conflict and integration between Christianity and local religious.
02 Space Connection Organization
The important times of each religion are exhibited with a space.
03 Space Geometric Organization
Spaces are translated into geometric language to form a plan.
The diversity of singular roof typology and bridges are extracted from the tradition and being aggregated as new entity that reflects certain programs that meet the tradition of both the two villages.
Multiple Program Interaction
The Bridge`s Vernacular Language Heritage architecture in different scales and programs are studied and the unque roofscape and geometry of the heritage bridge creat the Bridge`s architectural vernacular language.
Ancestral hall of Lianfeng village
Country crossroads 180
Farmland of Lianfeng village 240
River The Bridge
Christian church of Fuyin village
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Ground Floor Plan 1:200
1 Christian Evangelism Space 2 Glass Corridor 3 Exhibition of Local Religious 4 Meditation Space 5 Corridor
The interface of wood frame, H type steel beam and precast steel beam.
The interface between H type steel beam and square steel pipe.
The interface between the bottom of the cross and the steel frame.
05 Steel pulling cable
The interface among two H type steel beams perpendicular to each other and the square steel pipe.
The interface between prefabricated fittings and steel cables in the semi-transparent enclosure structure
Roof construction The interface among inclined supports,crossbeam and prefabricated steel frame.
A Virtual-real Relationship of Internal Space The space is divided by the steel wire and the semi-transparent material wall.Two religious spaces are communicated through the sunlight from the translucent roof and visible range of steel wires and semi-transparent walls.In many cases, people are expected to have an unattainable effect.
1:200 Construction Model
Transiting Peacefully View of bridge`s modest presence from village paths level, and its deferential visual set-back for the village environment
01 The excavation of foundation pit
02 Setting of concrete base
03 Bridge construction
04 Welding prefabricated wooden floor keel
05 Wood Floor laying
06 Erection of steel structure
07 Erection of internal containment
08 Installation of wooden grid and wooden keel
09 Installation of semitranslucent enclosure
Construction Process Many structural components need to be prefabricated in advance because of the inconvenience in countryside.The bridge structure adopts the traditional shape, but the material includes light steel, wood and semitranslucent material.
Semitranslucent roof 50*130mm Wooden grid
Zinc plate waterproof eave Wooden keel Eaves gutter
Steel pulling cable
50*130mm Wooden grid
100*100mm Steel beam
Steel bridge skeleton
02 FOLDS OF MEDIA URBAN COMPLEX BUILDING DESIGN XMU Required Course Instructor:Shaodong Lee Spring 2017 Individual Work
The focus of this course was vocabulary and folds: first, to create an urban framework to synthesise the seashore area of Xiamen,Lujiang Road - currently a dispersive district of all kinds-of business mode, intersecting of the traditional blocks, second, strategically position a public recreation facility within the site as the primary catalyst for further urban living function. The project is situated in a special zone besides the Taiwan strait. The area is also the site of a powerful business center formed in recent years. The people living here includes workers,local residents,shoppers,business man, artists and so on.Therefore the primary function and clear classification become critical elements in complexing the district. By guiding people into the building with a directional steel framework, this kind of guidance expands the city road at the same time.Within this framework, the recreation facility becomes a hub that provides culture and leisure to locals, travelers and workers alike.
Regional logical classification:Vocabulary Extract Through the comprehensive extraction of urban elements in Minnan region, the multilevel branches are generated, and the new connections are generated between each branch - different branches join together to form a new and integrated branch.Finally, the most intensive vocabulary will show what the urban complex require.From these "imports",five words emerge-Coalese,Openness,Function,Seperation and Multiple.
Atrium and plaza
Folds of Media:Complex Composition In urban complex, there is more spaces for elements which includes a variety of media. Fold the elements of the building vocabulary.These folds create the surfaces, facades, plans and finally the landscape. Folds are in line with the streets` main directions around the site.
Jiali commercial plaza and residential area
Xiamen first wharf
Modern commercial skyscrapers
Minnan opera association and club
Distribution of urban greening
Traditional residential area with small courtyards 346m
A traditional market with timeliness
Commercial pedestrian street
Arterial road system
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1 Plaza 2 Atrium 3 The theatre hall 4 Theatrical stage 5 Dressing room 6 Toilet 7 Outdoor dining 8 The business hall 9 Market 10 Office management 11 City Garden
Ground Floor Plan 1:1000
Dressing Room Lobby Concert Hall Atrium
Main Entrance from Lujiang St.
The Secondary Entrance from South Hubin St.
Corridor looking outside The steel frame not only serves as the structure, but also produce a different light and shadow aesthetic feeling.Make people feel pleasantly surprised at each corner.
Overlooking Plaza and the main entrance Depicting the relationship between the urban atrium and the urban street.
Atrium Space: Communication, Rest and Viewing Towards Taiwan Strait,the atrium is not only a place for people to rest and view, but also the transition space of theater and concert hall.The connection of vertical transportation makes he atrium the most active area in the entire building.
Public Gather Plaza The main atrium creates a concentrated area from the erosion of the main road through the orientation of the steel frame which ends in the sky.
Extending the Street The urban atrium is visually an extension of South HuBin St. It invites the eye inside into the building plaza, which also serves as a viewbox of the strait.
03 SPONGE AT CROSSROADS COMMUNITY DESIGN XMU 2018 Graduation Design / The "Street-Corner Urbanism"Conceptual Design Competition Instructors: Jie Han, Liangliang Wang, Suyv Li Site: Waterloo, Sydney, Australia Team work with Yvyang Lin
After hundreds of years of development, Sydney has experienced many milestones in its history. Population expansion brings the economy, creativity, labor force and many other issues, such as housing and employment. Green Square is an area which is going to be updated by the Sydney government to develop surrounding areas. In the new round of city renewal, what should Waterloo and its residents do? We came up with the "Urban Sponge Strategy". Sponges have the ability to absorb water and release it when under pressure. Think of water as people, money, ideas, and sponges as people, money, ideas, etc. Sponges are distributed in multiple points in the city, forming an invisible net, which is composed of points and surfaces, forming the regulator of urban development and can maintain the stability of urban development under certain conditions. At the crossroads of Waterloo, in a new round of urban renewal, Waterloo needs to be able to adapt to regional development and changes of regulator, which could deal with excessive saturated population, capital, ideas, etc., and can slow down the pace of city , in order to maintain the balance of urban development. At the same time, sponges provide the residents with a place to think about the future in the fractious social development.
NEW SOUTH WHALES
Prediction of Future Urban Development Green Square is updated from the beginning to the saturation state, and then gradually the development will become stable. The industry, economy, art, and policy of the city will change accordingly, and so will the people in the city. These changes cannot be accurately predicted. In order to seek stable development in unstable changes, it is necessary to use the sponge type urban regulator to absorb and release the resource.
Concept Generating The image of sponge was extracted by topology. In these diagram formed, we can find attractive uncertain entrances and exits. This is one of our strategies for dealing with street corners. At the same time, under the influence of topology, the original diagram has formed a variety of building options. Finally, grid depends on its advantages of prefabrication, low cost and high flexibility and finally becomes the final and best solution.
Uniform stereoscopic frame
The frame ADAPTS to the site, allowing for reduction
Major volumes (public and residential)
Paths of connection
Small volumes along the path
Variable business volume
The net on which variable space depends
Ordered organization leads to variable Spaces
Independent studio can be expanded or reduced according to demand
The Year 2028 In the next decade, Waterloo in the case of a large number of entrepreneurial population influx will form an independent business. People choose the nearest office space, and gradually expand their business space through building variability. The Year 2018 At the beginning of construction, with the development of surrounding business forms and the entry of some small business spaces, the freedom brought by customization is not only for living space but also for the development of many business forms. The Year 2048 With the development of regional update process, variability and stable gradually formed a kind of balance between human and space, and space to new people and left others and space, to form a true dynamic response of regional development.
Community Customization Center
The Transformation of Green Land and Occupied Space
Variable Volume (mm) By using prefabricated technology, physical space can be increased and decreased on the basis of the existing space to meet the needs of people for space in different periods and the number of people that the building can accommodate.Therefore, green space and outdoor public space will be transformed with solid space. Setting the lowest per capita green space and public space will limit the space grids of crazy grow.
Leisure platform Microlandscape green land
Sink square reservoir Public Stairs
Water Permeable Brick
Sanitary Wastewater Irrigation
Sunken catchment square Catchment
Settling chamber Filtering Compartment Rainwater
Residential Shared space
Community Center Living Space Public Space Studio
04 FLYING CAGES VIEWING GALLERY IN RED BEACH Guyu Cup-Sustainable Architecture Design Competition Instructor:Hong Shao Summer 2016 Individual Work
Red Beach , located in Dawa County, Panjin, Liaoning, China, is famous for its landscape featuring the red plant of Suaeda salsa of the Chenopodiaceae family. It is based in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world. The landscape is composed of shallow seas and tide-lands.The largest reed marsh in Asia is also located here, attracting many tourists. The red-crowned crane also reproduces here and it is also the endangered black-mouth gull's largest breeding area.More than 260 kinds of birds and 399 kinds of wild animals live here. The region located on the semi-circular natural island called "Moon Island". Tourists are attracted to the Moon Island to see Suaeda salsa,birds,and other coastal species.Tourism has recently becomes a significant new contributor to the province`s economy. The government has vigorously developed the tourism industry around the island. The main focus of this design is on the environment-friendly using as well as tourist using.Through the analysis and processing of the tourism resources in the area, the most appropriate form of the island is integrated according to the needs of different tourists.Visitors can freely watch grass on the ground and wetland birds in the distance at multiple angles in this structure while reducing the area of the structure's contact with the ground means protecting more wetland plants.
Tourist attractions Airport Ferry terminal
Average Temp. Bulrush Sighting
Suaeda salsa Sighting Daylight Hours
Rain Fall Snow Fall
Seasonal Red Beach Tourism The Red Beach tourism happens at certain months that divides a whole year mainly into tourism season and non-tourism season. Suaeda salsa watching is the predominans attraction starting from June to November.Besides,birds sighting and bulrush sighting fulfill other seasons in the whole year.
Migratory birds Bulrush Suaeda salsa Crowned crane
Red Beach is close to Erdaogou village and the estuary. Tourist-related facilities such as sighting sites, museums, restaurants, exhibition halls and other buildings can only be found in the villages, so it can be seen that Moon Island is independent of the village. The only way to get to the island is Binhai Avenue.
Concept Development 1.Wetland protection. 2.Birds Sighting. 3.Suaeda Salsa Sighting. 4.Integration. 5.Functional Seperation. 6.Streamline.
Bend the straight ornamental road
This step ensures that the impact on wetlands is minimized. People walk in the gallery just like walking on a bridge, connecting the wetlands through the two ends of the bridge.
Multi-directional mesh surface
The transparent skin means that visitors could see the trajectory of birds more intuitively in every angle. Besides, these reticular grids form several viewfinders for the bird lovers.
Floating platform inside
Floating platform ensures that people's attention can reach the Suaeda Salsa. Within the gallery people will see various plants that grow freely and naturally under the bridge.
Twisted mesh bridge
Point  are integrated into generating a mesh structure-supported bridge.Twisted structure has become the source of the ultimate overall supporting.
Embed function block between the twisted mesh bridge body.
Adjust the path
Divide the path into several sections to connect each service spaces and sighting spot.
Red beach Sighting
Migratory bird Sighting
Red beach Sighting
Analysis of needs
Form generation Extract functional blocks from the needs
Combined with terrain Through the analysis of needs, different needs of different functional blocks are extracted into an array. The sevice radius leads to the synthesis of the topography of Moon Island and the functinal spaces.
This section includes main entrance, internal rotation ramp and outdoor terrace.At the same time this node also serves as one of the connecting points with the island.
This section includes ,corridor ramp and Suaeda Salsa sighting platform. At the same time this node shows the relationship between the island ground and interior space.
This section includes the secondary entrance,corridor ramp and Suaeda Salsa sighting platform. At the same time this node also serves as one of the connecting points with the island.
This section includes corridor ramp and Suaeda Salsa sighting platform. At the same time this node shows the relationship between the island ground and interior space.
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Ground Floor Plan 1:500 1 Bird Sighting hall 2 Outdoor Terrace 3 Suaeda Salsa sighting Spot 4 Corridor 5 Toilet 6 Exhibition&Rest 7 Research Room
Under the rolling bridge:Closer to nature Each undulating corridor not only protects bird habitat and local plants in the wetlands, but also provides a gray space for people to connect with nature.
05 LOST FOR MEMORY REGIONAL VILLAGERS ACTIVITY CENTER DESIGN XMU Required Course Instructor:Hongliu Tang Fall 2017 Individual Work
Courtyard house has become the representative typolgy in Minnan area since 1000 years ago. Lanes between courtyards have become a common memory of localTaiwanese generations.Based on the consideration of local settlement planning,local residential scale,spaces are distributed by different scales of courtyards and lanes,making villagers feel familiar and willing to work and play here. To some extent, Minnan Lanes reflects traditional Chinese philosophy towards human and nature. People can feel the seasonal changes of day and night through the courtyard.The locals make the most of the architectural space by making good use of framing.Chinese ancient people have used this method to revitalize the courtyard atmosphere. In this project,topology is used to restate the courtyard in Minnan area.On the basis of respect for the Chinese classical courtyard, reorganize the old memory of the villagers into another degree of reappearance
Traditional Courtyard Typical quadrangle can be understood as a collected spaces of solid and empty,or functional space and free space. We can inherit the traditional courtyard pattern and express it in new architectural language.
Multiple laneways parallel, dispersing the flow of a single streamline into several ways.
The exit node of the roadway connects the various spaces on either side of the roadway.
Activity center arrangement
The characteristic creates a spatial trait about lost and found. The experienct is various and the path is clear and would not overlap mutually.The wall`s topological fold surfaces blur the boundary of buildings and the yards.
The use of zipper-like flow lines can greatly enhance the length of the streamline.
Corresponding to the yards
The traditional method of landscape design has a new interpretation of the new structure and materials in this activity center.
Corresponding to the Activity venue
Some abandoned building sites have been used as a crowd's activity square, which corresponds to the idea of using a low wall to create a outdoor stage.
Corresponding to the partition board
In ancient China, the door of the partition was used to transit the space.In order to achieve the same goal, the doors in the activity center are also arranged regularly and thoroughly.
The wall form of traditional Minnan dwellings is extracted to form the new walls and roofs . These walls are arranged in order to form a grid pattern with courtyards.
Ground Floor Plan 1:650 1 Main Entrance 2 Secondary Entrance 3 Exhibition 4 Office 5 Outdoor Stage 6 Waterscape 7 Outdoor Teahouse 8 Teahouse 9 Multi-function Hall 10 Reading Room 11 Activity Room 12 Homestay Hotel 13 Toilet
View from the rest terrace above the tea house to the Shengguo Shrine.People could also see the activity square with villagers having their activity.
People walking in the roadway communicate with people standing on the balcony of the homestay hotel.
Visitors who want to experience the traditional Minnan living space drag luggage to the courtyard of the hotel.
Old people walking in the lanes watch the old photo hanging on the wall.
Sitting on the floor outside of the teahouse, watching the fish in the water, looking the mountains in the distance,they drink tea like ancient people.
Walking in the long alley, as if I am walking on the bluestone road of my hometown with old houses standing on each side.
Echoes with the old Ancestral Halls Two Ancestral Halls that have been around for centuries stand next to the villagers` activity center, representing the spiritual center of the villagers. It is very important that there should be a certain degree of concession and a response on height.
Longitudinal Sectionof depictin
ng internal and external relations
The section of the Homestay Hotel
The section of the Activity Rooms
The section of the Teahouse and the outdoor stage
Nature and humanity Traditional Chinese Feng Shui Theory thinks that harmony with nature is the most suitable state of life.Only by the integration of nature, people can create the most natural and ecological living environment.
Elevation: Surrender and Respect for the Ancestral Temple The villagers' activity center has made some concessions to the ancient ancestral temple at a high altitude, and the mountainous facade echoes the traditional Minnan architectural style to a certain extent.
Watercolor works during undergraduate period Have great love for static and landscape painting, and have a good command of color application.
Some sketching works Many of the sketchings were completed during the journey. Rural farmhouses and traditional carvings become an important source of my art work.