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Por tfolio selective works 2012 - 2015

Yu e S h a o H K U BA ( A S ) H o n s


Contents Yue Shao 17 Sept 1994 (852)59851968 elainesy917@gmail.com Flat F, 23/F, Block A, Chong Yip Center Whitty Street, Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong 2012.9 - 2015.6 Bachelor of Arts ( in Architectural Studies ) First Class Hornor Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 2014.9 - 2014.12 Exchange program SA+P, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S. 2014.2 - 2014.5 Study Trip HKU Faculty of Architecture Shanghai Study Center Shanghai, China 2011.9 - 2012.6 Foundation Year School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Beijing, China

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What vitalizes a piece of architecture lies in its interaction with people. Architects, who shape the architecture, will ultimately shape the society in a subtle manner.


01 / The Landscape of Walls

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02 / Ter race Living

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03 / Recoding the Village

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04 / The Fold Play

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05 / Figure & Ground

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06 / To Hinge

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07 / The Trace of a Leap

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08 / Dule Temple Surveying

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09 / Dule Temple Door Making

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10 / Comfor t in Motion

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11 / Photog raphy

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The Landscape of Walls

MIT 2014 Fall Architecture Design Studio 3 Location: Fez, Morocco Program: Craft factory Instructor: Cristina Parre単o Alonso

To solve the conflict between developing tourism and preserving the space of local artisans. To have an architecture fit into the characteristic urban fabric of the city. To architecturally express respect to the local culture.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | The Landscape of Walls

Fes is a city of landscape. The landscape is constructed by not only the topography, but also numerous layers of buildings’ exterior walls and ultimately the city wall. When posits inside the alleyways of the medina, we can only perceive a crop of sky enclosed by the residence’s tall and solid walls. One can only attain an overview of the landscape when standing in a valley or on the roof.

Fez is also a walled city. The wall is a linear element that defines the boundary of the medina for protection in the past. At the same time, the wall is also a three-dimensional space because of its thickness. There are thousands of holes created as a memory of scaffoldings during construction process. These holes later became dwellings for small animals such as squirrels and birds. 6


L A N D S C A P E L AY E R I N G Inspired by the local condition, this project proposes to construct the craft factory as a series of new walls which can be read as layers within the urban landscape. Both interior space and exterior space is organized in a linear gesture, echoing with the linear experience when walking inside the city. One of the issues that the city is facing is the contradiction between developing tourism, which inevitably leads to commercialization, and protecting the originality of local craft. To reach for a balance, this scheme advocates an “intermittent tour� for tourists. It combines the artifacts exhibition with the intermittent reveal of key process of the craft, providing local artisans sufficiently with uninterrupted working space.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | The Landscape of Walls

Local Workshop

Bridge Entry

Local Workshops

Bridge Entry

2/F Plan with Ground Access 0m 5m

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Municipal Riverside Park (Planned)

Local Retail

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U R BA N B R I D G E Located next to the river which used to be the boundary of two medinas, these walls aims to keep the memory of the past and re-emphasize the importance of the river. They fold following the direction of the flow, leaving two large openings connected to existing urban network. Citizens can naturally come to the rooftops and cross the river, letting the wall replace the old bridge. By extending the time spent to cross the river, it constructs a closer relationship between residents and river, raising people’s awareness to protect the river which is being severely polluted. 9


Yue Shao Portfolio | The Landscape of Walls

TO MERGE

Though the factory is of a much larger volume than existing buildings due to the functional requirements, it does not read as a massive invader to the city. One of the reasons is that the linear division visually lightened the volume. The gap created when two walls are detached also follows the direction of the river flow, parallel to the layering of buildings. These gaps are designed for local artisans as exterior working space since many working procedure includes drying and burning that would be better done in open space. Another is because of the wall’s flexible interaction with both existing buildings and sloppy geographic landscape. When adjusting the height of walls, both the roof level of neighborhood buildings and the level of the valley are taken into consideration. The wall engendered and vanished naturally because the end of the wall are either connected to the roof of adjacent local workshops, or lowered to the ground level, hiding the massing underground. To interact with existing buildings, the wall either attach to the local workshop to welcome tourists to enter the building, or have a setback to become part of the commercial street. Overall speaking, this craft factory is more like a mediator between existing architecture and the geographic landscape. It is not alien to the city because it strikes to create the same spatial experience as what the city has now.

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Connection to urban network

Bridge for citizens

Visiting route for tourists

Interaction with local workshops

Open and closed courtyards

Roof as artisan’s open workplace


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Yue Shao Portfolio | The Landscape of Walls

Section A-A’

Section B-B’

Section C-C’

M O M E N T S PA C E

Sectional relationship with landscape

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The space within the factory is mostly linear. Though constructing a similar spatial experience as the city, the space is relatively too narrow for large activities to take place. It is at the junction of two walls that a moment space is created, with larger scale and spatial variety. It could be a large event space with double storey height, or two independent spaces visually connected through the gap.


Rammed earth walls

Tourists’ route

Circulation Model: White for tourists / Brown for artisans

Space of connection

MULTIPLE C I R C U L AT I O N S

Artisans’ work area

The design of craft factory aims to solve the relationship among different groups of users: artisans, tourists and local residents. Unlike typical tourism-oriented buildings where the circulation of tourists dominates the space, in order to avoid the tourism atmosphere and keep the originality of artisan’ working space, tourists are restricted within a one-way visiting route, leaving the most of the space for artisans.

Transformed topography

Exploded Axon

Plan variation

There are many intersections of two different circulation flows. Those are the moments where, for example, artisans can enter their workshop through the rooftop entrance; the tourists have a direct visual connection to artisans’ workshops, or an event space that welcomes both tourists and local people. 13


Yue Shao Portfolio | The Landscape of Walls

BUILDING SCALE WA L L S

Zoom into the “wall� that was being referred to previously in the urban scale, the vitality of interior space is constructed by thinner walls of building scale. These walls are made of rammed earth, responding to the local environment both technically and materially. By adding a certain proportion of concrete into the earth and adding water proof layer, such mixture can withhold the pressure of a multi storey building and the water flow of adjacent river. By carving into the wall to make variation in wall thickness, walls can integrate functional spaces such as exhibition showcase, seats, storage, etc. The thickness variation also creates openings between slabs and the wall, bringing light into the interior space. As the climate in Fes is dry and hot during most the time of a year, such small amount of openings is better for the cooling of interior space. 14


Functional Use: Exhibition / Shelf / Seats

Different Openings for Light

Window Opening Pattern and Reference

Other than openings on the slabs, there are also small openings on the wall from place to place to facilitate lighting and ventilation. The pattern of the openings took inspiration from the traditional Islamic window patterns. The way they are constructed is the same as how those holes on the city walls were made. 15


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Terrace Living

HKU 2015 Spring Architecture Design Studio 5 Location: Hong Kong Program: Youth housing Instructor: Fai Au

To reconcile the conflict between youth’s housing demanding and unaffordable rental. To mediate the unavoidably high building density with the residents’ need for privacy. To propose a typology that could be borrowed by other youth housing within high density context.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | Terrace Living

A F F O R DA B L E YOUTH HOUSING Soaring property prices in the past few years have given Hong Kong the rank No. 1 of “Most Unaffordable Housing” in the world for the fourth straight year, according to a survey of 360 cities by US-based consultancy Demographia. The survey reported that Hong Kong’s median home price was more than HK$4.02 million, while the annual median household income of HK$270,000 was nearly one-15th of the home price. Demographia rated housing affordability in Hong Kong as “Serverly affordable.”

Site Plan

The need for affordable youth housing is no doubt one of the urgency for Hong Kong housing issue. Instead of finding new lands in the remote area or converting industrial buildings, this project aims at the possibility of “injecting” the youth housing program into the residual urban spaces of the Mid-level area at Central Hong Kong. Here comes the question: what are the living habits of youth and what do they need?

View Focal Point / Potential View Blockage

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Firstly, youth enjoy gathering for collective activities which requires larger communal space. However, the site is a small residual area within a high-density residential district. On one side, it’s important to build up a housing block to increase the density, but keep the visual porosity of the site as much as possible. On the other side, a big challenge is how to provide sufficient communal space for their daily activities. Secondly, youth need their private space. Providing sufficient communal space could probably interfere with individual privacy. Also, as a common phenomenon in Hong Kong, our privacy is always disturbed by the “window watching”. It is crucial to keep individual privacy for residents both inside the youth housing and adjacent residential towers. However, when this window watching thing happens in public sphere, this direct visual contact enables residents to directly look into the building and get a better understanding of what contemporary youth life is about.


U NI T AGGR E G AT I O N

IN TER I O R S PAT I AL H I E RARC H Y

EX TER IOR SPATIA L H IER A RC H Y

Public : All open, easily accessible

Less public : defined by handrail, for casual chatting/gathering

Semi-public : Upper level, less accessible

Semi-private : Enclosed by glass, for less public gathering

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Yue Shao Portfolio | Terrace Living

Plan variation

P U B L I C / P R I VA T E TERRACE/UNITS Based on the social background and site conditions, the goal of this project is to find a spatial solution to balance between the demanding for privacy and publicness.

Models: Massing proposal / Structure study: Truss / Structure study: Column and frames / Structure study: Mega columns

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Typical Living Floor

Typical Living Floor

Typical Terrace Floor

Typical Terrace Floor

G/F

G/F 0m

Site 1 plans

Starting from the most public space which is the ground level, in site 1, the ground is gradually lifted up by several platforms to respond to the existing topography. The lower side of the platforms is facing the entry towards other two existing residential blocks, creating a small plaza in between several communities. There are space for convenient stores and community center in order to activate this small plaza. The major massing is lifted above the ground for the flyover to go underneath. For site 2, originally because of the height of the retaining wall, the site is only accessible from the upper level. The retaining wall is lowered to create a lower entrance for the building, which is also closer to the plaza of site 1. Because the building takes over the original entrance of the adjacent synagogue, one of the slopes was folded and gradually lead people towards the level of the synagogue, which becomes the new entrance for the synagogue. This approach also creates chances for different group of people to encounter at the ground space.

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Site 2 plans

Unit variations

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Yue Shao Portfolio | Terrace Living

View on the terraces / View at the ground plaza

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AG G R E G AT I O N For the housing itself, method of aggregation is applied. The unit that has an offset both horizontally and vertically. In this sense, as they start to aggregate, the massing are torn apart and a linear communal space is created for activities, which is also the main circulation space. The way they aggregate responds to the shape of the site. Thus site 1 is forming an internal community which has a looping circulation from bottom to the top, while site 2 is a forming more external community that is linearly exposed to adjacent towers. In respond to the demanding for publicness and privacy, the private space and communal space are arranged within a spatial hierarchy. Also, since it is a youth housing, the idea of sharing was implemented. Thus the communal space that are exposed to the surrounding are actually shared living space where tenants can work, cook, gather, etc. There are spaces that are totally open, or enclosed by handrails, or entirely enclosed by glass like the shared kitchen and private gathering space. For interior living space, the way it works is that every unit is like a suite, with several bedrooms sharing one toilet, one kitchen. So several tenants share one set of basic living facilities. In respond to the level offset, the unit is arranged, as you enter, as a sequence from the shared space, like bathrooms and storage room, to the individual space, which are the bedrooms.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | Terrace Living

MEGA COLUMNS The structure system of this building consists of two parts: the cores and the mega column structure. Cores are placed to the very extent of the site boundary in order to maximize the space left for residential units. Mega columns are placed along the center line of residential units, minimizing obstruction to interior space. Deep Beams branch out from the mega columns to support each single unit. 24


F O L D A B L E PA N E L S Out of the concern for reducing window watching and maintaining sufficient daylight, this scheme proposes foldable panels as openings. It is manually controlled, with its opening or closing depending on the resident’s personal requirement for privacy. Usually during day time when the interior is darker and most people are off to work, they can open the panels to welcome the sunlight. When the evening comes while people come back home, lights opened making window watching so readily annoying, they can close the panel to cut off the view. 25


Yue Shao Portfolio | Terrace Living

A L U M FA C A D E The choice for material of the faรงade took the surrounding environment into consideration. As the building sits within mountains surrounded by modern high rise residential buildings mostly with terra cotta or aluminium panel finishing, the choice of using alum panels as finishing can not only make the building fit in to the environment, but also let the material reflect the environment diffusely, generating a tone corresponding to the neighbourhood. There is also variation for the alum panels. For the foldable panels specially placed for the openings, the panel is perforated to allow daylight and ventilation. When they fold, they can provide shading to cool down the interior space.

Left: Section showing exterior and interior relationship Right: Foldable panels and wall built-up

RESPOND TO THE CONTEXT In site 1, there is a flyover running through the residual land, which leaves a small footprint but occupies a large space three-dimensionally. To deal with this situation, when the units are aggregated, the building mass is tearing apart at the corner where the flyover passes through. As the units are aggregated in a way forming a loop, an interesting scenario is created that cars running down the hills will enter the atrium of the housing community, have a quick sneak of their life, then soon run out of the building, In both sites, the building has to solve its relationship with the ground condition. For site 1, the units aggregate following the topography, at the same time forming several layers of platform as a community plaza. For site 2, the retaining wall is transformed to respond to the methodology of aggregation, which also allows multiple accesses to the building.

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Recoding the Village

HKU 2013 Spring Architecture Design Studio 1 Location: Conghua, China Program: Village housing Instructor: Chad D. McKee

To balance the uneven distribution of building volume To respect and respond to local custom and materials through architectural gestures. To introduce a new code for the future transformation and expansion of the village.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | Recoding the Village

Sketch: Dissolving the mass

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Sketch: Relocation

T O S C AT T E R This project is an experimental exploration on the possible future development pattern of a village. As a developing village, it is facing the conflict between increasing demand for more space and the fact that there are a number of existing buildings with large volume taking up too much space yet abandoned or not fully used. The solution is to shatter the large massing into smaller pieces and reposition them. It was partly inspired by the village tradition to collect the material of a deconstructed building and reuse them for the next construction. Through scattering and relocation, a considerable portion of material can be reused to keep the memory of the old times. 31


Yue Shao Portfolio | Recoding the Village

R E L O C AT I O N / G R I D To find a rule for relocation, an artificial grid is introduced as the guideline. It carves into the large existing massing and allows the carved out pieces to relocate following the grid. Such grid is later visualized by a field of columns when it comes to structure issues. They both visually realize the artificial grid, but also construct a structural system which allows sectional variations. This field of columns, without a clear ending boundary, is also an indication for future expansion of the relocation.

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S E C T I O NA L VA R I A T I O N

To break the limit in a two-dimensional space, as the carved-out pieces relocate, they also move vertically taking 3m as a basic moving scale. This height took reference from the single floor height of surrounding houses. Depending on the height of adjacent buildings, these pieces would offset accordingly to have an echo with the surroundings.

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The Fold Play

HKU 2014 Spring Architecture Design Studio 3 Location: Shanghai, China Program: Urban research lab Instructor: Elena PĂŠrez Garrigues

To provide a space suitable for both academic research and as a cultural core of the community. To balance the need for uninterrupted study / work environment and the ambition to expand the community influence of this research center. To architecturally mediate the cultural and form richness of creative clusters and the modernity and boldness of adjacent high rise residential.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | The Fold Play

A SITE OF CONFLICTS The site for this project is full of conflicts and contrasts. From north to south, there are in sequence a modern high-rise residential area, an old Lilong community full of low-rise buildings that is in a undesirable condition, and the 1933, a building that used to be a slaughterhouse and later transformed into a creative cluster. As a result, the types of people that the daily activities involved in this site are of a great variation as well. It is common to see rich and poor, local and tourists within a same scenario.

Highrise

This studio is to propose an urban research lab, which is an affiliated academy of a university, to be built in the strip of Lilong community that cut across the site. It has to create a suitable place for academic activities, at the same time interact with the local community to inject the influence that an architecture school should have for the society.

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Lilong

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FOLDING Through the analysis of the feature of this site and the nature of the programs required for research lab, here comes the question that how can we solve the conflict between the need for privacy for academic activities, the need to expose some activities in to interact with the community and the visual disturbance caused by adjacent buildings? The solution is to use folding, through folding inwards or outwards, as an architectural language to satisfy different requirements. Generation Process

Research Labs Meeting Room

Archive Exhibition

Admin

Auditorium

Knowledge Sharing Center

Audio Research Lab

Programs: Sectional Illustration

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Yue Shao Portfolio | The Fold Play

2/F

3/F

G/F

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NODE OF CONNECTION The research lab shall become a node of connection that is taking interior connections and exterior connections into consideration at the same time. The folding wall, except for trying to create certain spatial conditions and its relationship with publicness or privacy of the program, is also extending its territory to connect with the neighborhood. A core circulation is introduced in which people can see all programs within the central staircase. They can also experience the height difference and spatial variation quickly through the core. At the same time, the folding is also playing the role of structure. Both the walls and the slabs are structurally supporting. If the wall is unable to shift the load to the lower wall or slab, columns can be added accordingly.

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Yue Shao Portfolio | The Fold Play

V I S UA L C O N N E C T I O N The density of existing connections is limited within each single community. Only the visual connection, which appears to be the weakest connection, is on the contrary linking different communities. In order to fully utilize existing visual connections and create more possible interactions among different communities, each folding is responding to a key scene of the context. Openings are added where the visual connection should be enhanced, either between interior and exterior, or between two interior programs.

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Deconstruction of the Folding and Visual Connections

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05 Study / Spatial Composition

Figure & Ground

MIT 2014 Fall Architecture Design Studio 3 Instructor: Cristina Parre単o Alonso

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Section A-A’

Section B-B’

Section C-C’

D UA L I T Y The notion of figure and ground is a relative term. They are two elements that complement each other. To express the duality in this relationship, the model for figure and ground are casted in a pair of complementary mold. To further investigate the relationship of figure and ground beyond a solid and void relationship, the third model, a hybrid model, took the idea that the figure ground could be reflected through the contrast of density. 43


06 Study / Motion

To Hinge

HKU 2012 Fall Intro to Architectural Design Instructor: Jae Lim

I N T E R P R E TAT E T H E M O T I O N Hinge 1. To attach by or equip with or as if with hinges or a hinge. 2. To consider or make (something) dependent on something else; predicate A look into the nature of this motion is needed for translating a motion into a static drawing/photography. The motion of hinge involves a dependence on a coordinate system, a tendency to rotate, and a underlying rule or to say a limitation to this motion. Thus through the three interpretation using bricks, the verb is translated in different ways but all within a same structure including a coordinate system, a rotation and a guiding rule. 44


Redefinition: 1.to attach something to a hinge so that the object can rotate in different direction. 2. to be the support for a motion of rotating and a channel of connection between two systems

Row 1: Interpretation through erasing Row 2: Interpretation through moving Row 3: Interpretation through moving Row 4: Light as the channel through the motion of hinge

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07 Study / Motion / Construction

The Trace of a Leap HKU 2012 Fall Intro to Architectural Design Location: Conghua, China Type: Installation Instructor: Jae Lim Team: Chan Lok Yiu Jiang Meng, Leung Jeffery

FROM A LEAP TO BRICKS The starting point of this project is a study of a certain daily motion analyzing how the three-dimensional space is occupied through this motion. The action of a leap, by capturing this motion in a multi-exposure photography and extracting the trace of certain points, involves a gentle ascending process and a sudden descending. This tendency is later translated into a design for brick installation that will be built in a rural village’s community plaza. Considering the possible interaction with villagers, the height of the installation is adjusted suitable for both adults and children to sit on or lean on. The ascending slope is also of a walkable width for kids to walk on and play. 46


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08 Study / History

Dule Temple Surveying HKU 2014 Spring Architecture History & Theory Location: Tianjin, China Instructor: Wang Weijen Team: Chang Jing Huang Danlei

Main Elevation (independent survey drawing)

THE RHYTHM OF DOUGONG With the earliest record of reconstruction in 984 A.D., Dule Temple is one of the only three Liao Dynasty architecture that still exist in China’s region today. Its most recognizable feature is the bracket sets, also known as Dougong in Chinese, that formed three horizontal divisions on the façade of the temple. 48


Dougong Module Analysis (Independent Analysis)

Section along Central Axis

The horizontal division presented by the three layers of bracket sets respects the interior spatial division. The first layer separates the ground level and the interlevel which is for daily maintenance. The second layer separates the interlevel and the second level. The third layer separates the second level and the roof. As the bracket sets are positioned at the crucial structural joint in between two levels, the delicacy of its design can absorb the force of shaking, which made it possible for the whole structure to withstand a century’s time, including a large earthquake.

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09 Study / History / Construction

Dule Temple Door Making

NAT U R E OF A DOOR

HKU 2014 Spring Architecture History & Theory

The door panels for the front gate of Dule Temple have been missing a long time ago. This workshop proposed to make a set of temporary door panels for the gate of this ancient Chinese wooden architecture. Combining the materiality and design elements of this temple, with our study on the nature of a door, we put forward a radical design which may seem to be inconsistent with the language of this place at first glance, but respond to the visiting experience and people’s interaction with a door in every aspects.

Location: Tianjin, China Instructor: Wang Weijen Team: Yuen Alex Jiang Meng Lee Ka Ying

The nature of a door consist of four aspects: to separate the inside and the outside, to let people have a sneak into the inside space, to open up connecting Study model

Joint

Relationship with the door threshold

the inside and the outside, and to provide a space for people to temporarily stay. This design, consisting of four set of frames, allows the nature of the door to be fullfilled as the frames are placed into specific positions. The simple joint allows for quick construction in a limited time.

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to separate

to peek

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to pass

to stay

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General Approaches

10 Study / Urban Intervention

Greenery Increase greenery to provide more shading, constructing a more comfortable thermal and visual environment.

Comfort in Motion

Bike Infrastructure Promote utilization of private bicycles and its connection to public transportation system by adding more bicycle infrastructure near bus stop and subway stations.

MIT 2014 Fall Building Technology Special Course

Bike Lane

Placing the bi sidewalk to en A row of bars to protect ped from running

Location: Cambridge, MA Instructor: Tarek Rakha Christoph Reinhart Team: Feng Shen Goals Achieved

“Walkability is an end and a means, as well as a measure. While the physical and the social rewards of walking are many, walkability is perhaps most useful as it contributes to urban vitality… Get walkability right, and tso much of the rest will follow.” Jeff Speck, Walkable City, 2012 Focusing on the street network between the main MIT and Harvard campuses in Cambridge, the goal was to develop and design a network of biking paths that will further connect the two communities, in order to provide meaningful and comfortable opportunities for human powered inter-campus trips. For our team, we chose the Central Crossing as a specific location to further analyze. The existing situation is indeed making the human-powered transportation somehow uncomfortable. Starting from the most basic aspects, there is no sufficient park spaces for bikes. The bike lane was design to be in between the car lanes and car park lanes which is dangerous for bikers. The bike lanes are sometimes cut off at the crossing. Before

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ADA ADA Compliant COMPLIANT Retail AVENUE $ RETAILAvenue Time TIMESaved SAVED Health HEALTH WALKING SAFETY Walking Safety PLEASURE Pleasure VMT REDUCED VMT Reduced


Storefront Adding canopies to create shading, improving thermal comfort. Placing some street furniture to vivify the street life.

Turning Radius Reduce the turning radius thus forcing turning vihecles to slow down.

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Bus Lanes Give priority to bus to over other automobiles.

Street Furniture Add street furniture to make the sidewalk more attractive to pedestrians.

Curb Extension Extend curb near intersection to facilitate pedestrians who cross the street. Parking space is reduced, which also encourage the use of public transportaion system.

Also, during the afternoon time, when the sun lights from southeast, the five story building along the Massachusetts Avenue will create huge shading where temperature is lowered, causing an extremely unpleasant space especially during the winter time. While on the other side of the road that can receive the sunlight, there are no sufficient trees or canopies providing shade during summer time. To solve the problems mentioned, we came up with a set of general approach that can not only make the inter-campus trip more comfortable, but also increase the commercial value of the street.

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11 Other Works

Photography

Selected works 2013 - 2014

The Line 2013.7 Gansu, China

Till the Ultimate 2014.12 San Diego, CA

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Fes Portrait Trilogy 2014.10 Fes, Morocco

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Yu e S h a o

Education

Work Experience

Academic Awards

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2012.9 - 2015.6

The University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong Bachelor of Arts (in Architectural Studies) / First Class Hornor / GPA 3.70/4.30

2014.9 - 2014.12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Cambridge, MA Exchange program / School of Architecture and Planning / GPA 4.5/5.0

2014.2 - 2014.5

HKU Shanghai Study Center / Shanghai, China Study Trip

2011.9 - 2012.6

Tsinghua University / Beijing, China Foundation Year / School of Architecture

2015.8 -

Aedas Ltd. / Hong Kong Architecture Graduate Design development / Digital modeling / Project publication / Tender drawings

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2014.3 - 2014.8

HKU Department of Architecture / Hong Kong Student research assistant Research on the interaction between Mainland Chinese architects and Hong Kong architects in 1980s, under supervision of Dr. Cole Roskam

2013.6 - 2013.8

Atelier FCJZ / Beijing, China Summer internship Drawings / Digital and physical modeling / Project research

2015.6 2015.6 2014.12 2014.6 2013.6 2012.9

Dean’s Honours List, Faculty of Architecture David Wong Memorial Prize C.V. Starr Scholarships Dean’s Honours List, Faculty of Architecture Dean’s Honours List, Faculty of Architecture Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding Mainland Students


Academic Activities

2015.7 2014.12 2014.7

Non-academic Activities

Others

Degree Show / HKU Department of Architecture / Hong Kong Selected student’s project NAAB Accreditation Exhibition / MIT / Cambridge, MA Selected student’s project Dule Temple Door-making Workshop / HKU & Tianjin University / Tianjin, China Designer, Logistic coordinator

2014.9 - 2014.12

Asia Dancing Team, MIT / Cambridge, MA Member / participated in semi-annual performance

2012.9 - 2013.12

Simon K.Y. Lee Hall Choir / Hong Kong Soprano / participated in six large scale formal performances

2014.2 - 2014.7

Simon K.Y. Lee Hall Non-local Orientation Camp / Hong Kong Team Leader

2011.10 - 2012.6

Architecture and Art Association, Tsinghua University / Beijing, China Member / in charge of weekly filming and activities logistics

Language

Madarin (mother tongue), English (proficient), Cantonese (daily communication)

Skills

3D Modeling & Rendering: Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Grasshopper, V-ray, Maxwell, Dynamo Visualization: Handsketch, Photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office

Travel

Asia: China (22 provinces out of 28), Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau Africa: Morocco North America: United States (Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, etc.)

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Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio 2015