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Shaobo Wu Architecture Portfolio

Newcastle University B.A.(Hons.) Architecture stage 2&3 Session2013-2014 2012-2013


Shaobo Wu Newcastle University B.A.(Hons.) Architecture Design Work Portfolio 2013-2014


Table of Contents


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Can-ricart,Barcelona

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animation space 2.0

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Project 03

CIVIC CENTRED

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Project 02

SIMPLICITY ECONOMY HOME

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Project 01

PLACED DISPLACED

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Charrette

PLAN B

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Project 04 (Group)

SECTION ALLEY

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RIBA Competition

Forgotten Spaces 2013

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Project 2 (Graduation Project)

Project 1 (Barcelona, Spain)

Charrette

stage 2


Light-ness Exploring light and lightness in architecture

Light-ness

and photography

Graduation Project Tutors Daniel Mallo Armelle Tardiveau 1


The term

“Light-ness�

refers to

the light and lightness of architecture and photography. By

Light

we refer to the

conditions of visible light. By

Lightness

we refer to a lightweight material capturing the fragile, ephemeral, delicate, transient,

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dynamic ect.

Pinhole Photography: Light gives the presence of the mullions. It forms gradation from clarity to blur, dense to light, it also indicates the depth of the mullion, which is the hidden information represented by light. Staircase, Baltic 39

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The first seed of inspiration for the proposed light institute derives from the art work made by Dan Flavin. From this image, with fluorescent lights strategically placed, he was able to transform the viewer’s perception of light and space by casting lights from

creates neon like shadows, and provide a new, dynamic experience of that space. I decided to explore this kind of mechanism that lights and colours affect the perception of space, and find out how to achieve it with certain architectural language and materials. Light installation Made by Dan Flavin, London

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Light-ness

different sources in different colours which


Pinhole photography

The first phase of design starts by exploring the photographic techniques with a DIY

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pinhole camera. It gives a great opportunity to observe the city, architecture and light.

Pinhole Camera making Process

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Pinhole photography exhibition

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Entrances of the site

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Grey Street

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Bigg Market

Grainger Street

Topography of the city These roads linked the city and dynamic urban lives by following the topography which gives the citizen the presence of history. And providing an interesting way in moving through different public places.

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High Bridge is an exciting and inspiring area of independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and bars. It has both historical charm and the best of the modern world.

You can find the best vintage and contemporary art, performance, alongside fantastic night life, and place to eat at adjacent Grey street. That makes the site potentially acts as an important public place in between Grey street and Bigg Market which is another famous centre of night life, it also connects these two different types of life for different individuals.

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Current Site

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Space for Outdoor Activities Commercial

Influential Circles Busker Performance

Shopping

Bars

Boutiques Offices Art

Fastfood Clubs

Restaurants

Bars

Boutiques Restaurants

Entry and Cultural Services

Route Conncetions

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Baltic 39 Gallery

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Its cultural context can be perceived as the hidden information which is difficult and also shouldn’t be directly represented in any architectural language.

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Influential diagram

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The hidden information The hidden information of the site is transcribed into activities with the help of this installation. And then, Activity is transcribed into space, relationship between individuals is transcribe into atmosphere and then

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architecture.

Installation for site analysis

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Conceptual town map

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Re-located site All of the block near the site has been re-located and re-arranged into a circular compass like map, which represents the sphere of influence for

Light-ness

different activities and where do they happen in the city.

Cut the circle and create a linear composition

A gradation of intimacy If we look at the new map in another way, it can be perceived as a

According to Herman Hertzberger’s theory, Public

continuous

space can be regarded as street space in the territorial

street like place where activities happened within the

building, the street create a logical connection and provided a number of dynamic spaces as a integrated public domain. It forms a gradation from public to private. The more closer to the street, the less intimacy it has.

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sense.


After a study of the key public

Weekend Market

Prototype Study

places in the town, comparing and analysing , I got a set of relationship diagrams which is helpful to pin down the essence of the site potentially as a new

Monument

public place.

The next of my work is about how to translate these information Outdoor Cafe Royal Theatre

certain materials, and how to express the intangible quality of the place as effects which people

High Bridge Quater

will experience.

Bigg Market

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in to architectural language and

Site route map

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Monument & Grainger Street Monument is currently a place of conflict and severance. Pedestrians still have to compete with a major bus route across the northern side. Instead of being a safe haven in the heart of the city. It has become a polluted and untidy place.

Monument and Grainger Street

Grey Street (north) Although pedestrianised to the south of the monument, the lack of adequate seating, landscaping and high-quality surfacing detracts from its obvious potential as a focal point for shoppers, workers and street entertainers.

Grainger Market & The Arcade Two typical destinations for the shoppers with totally different characteristics. The Market is clearly decided into small unites and connected by the internal routes. It is like a small town where visitors and stroll at will to explore as part of their memory of town life. In the opposite, a single linear passageway linked both sides in a much more organised and clear way. It is like moving

Grainger Market & Arcade

through the town without distraction.

Bigg Market Potentially a place could be developed as a new public domain. The lack of maintenance and landscape prevent it becomes a more attractive place as an important historic site.

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Light-ness

Grey Street


Synthesise After exploring the relationship between the light and the atmosphere it creates, I tested a series of different approached to the transcribe the information into sort of architecture form.

I made a collage which is the best way to represent the photographic project

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theme as well as the concept to transcribe the information into architecture.

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Conceptual collage

This is collage is comprised of photographic segments of public domains which possess certain characteristic of public domain for the future activities. The light institute, which is expecting to a be a new public centre as well as a cultural power centre in the entire Grainger Town area.

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It is hoped that the visitors will experience what they might achieve in a small town. Such as numerous possibilities of destination, wondering and meeting with unexpected experience. The building would be a place of social intervention with its educational purpose. On the premise of adapting adjacent urban scale, a small inner public space of human scale will be created in order to reconstruct the

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memory of Grainger Town’s hybrid styles townscape scale.

Conceptual circulation route

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Section A-A’

There is no sharp divisions between these two types of space, but light and its atmosphere works and transfer your perceptions of the space. In this way, the actual building forms a sequence of distinct gradations of accessibility as a cultural public place.

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The movement through the building is an imitation of photography process flow.

Conceptual circulation digram

Multi-media Area

Developing the film Take a photo

Foyer and Cafe

Camera Obscure Learning Centre Fixing Dark Chamber Entrance (Bigg Market)

Darkroom

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Framing

Opening and light source

Topography in building scale

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Gallery Exhibition

A peek of the city


Dark Chamber

Shortly, you will get into a dark chamber where the light is calm and peaceful.

Learning Centre

If you keep moving up, a dynamic layout, light and colour conditions transforms your perception of the space.

Gallery

At the end of the journey, at the top level, it becomes a calm, but well lit environment. At that moment, the whole picture of the building emerged.

Light-ness

The journey starts when you walk into the arch, it frames the view for seconds before you capture the whole picture.

Foyer and Cafe

Section B-B’

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Design Approach The structure superficially appears as just rainbow coloured glass box. But

accentuating the architecture’s visual lightness, and separating

the closer one gets to the building, the more image of the essence of light

this delicate skin from the building’s concrete structure. In this

and lightness is emerged. When you approach across these two arches,

way, the building appears to float. Air can circulate within the gaps

kaleidoscopic reflections of the building’ immediate context animate the

between these dichroic glass pane and the inner glazing curtain

elevations’ hundreds of glass panes which arranged randomly in three

wall, creating a thermal and acoustic buffer zone.

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different layers. The exterior skin hovers just above the ground plane,

Approaching from Bigg Market

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Development models

There are two different courtyards which represent two types of social life. They are either extension of Bigg Market as well Newcastle’s drinking culture and night life, or part of the posh pleasure life of the Grey street. From different approaches, with the hint of light and topography, people would feel that they are not being directed but can stroll at will. Just drifting along the steps down and ramp up which implied the topography of the site.

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Conceptual Layout Model

The street like spaces form a continuous sequence for both artists and visitors; At the same time, the volumes are connected which play a role like the monument to attract people to use as common area, and give them directions

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to anywhere they want to go.

Rather than regular 90 degree angles, the light institute actually represents a stretched box, the south face follows the

diagonal

from

Bigg

Market

entrance to the corner of Baltic 39, it creates a continuous visual connection to both entries of the site.

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Light-ness

Ground Floor

The ground floor splits around a foyer, one side of which ramps up to the library , film archive, darkrooms, and connect to another courtyard, the other directly towards to an enclosed 90-seat film studio, this space rises up and reaches its concrete roof terrace which is also a plaza like space for the weekend market.

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C’

A’

Prepare Room

Film Archive

Darkroom A Storage Library

Drakroom B

Room Dark Chamber

Entrance

Ramp

WC

Up Waiting Area

Toilet

Lounge

B

Entrance

A Staff Lounge

Film Studio Projection Room

Level 0 Scale1:200

Toilet

Storage

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Storage

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WC

B’


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Cafe

Public spaces, such as cafe and library are located next to the building’s entrances, overlooking the courtyards, which has a strong visual connection between interior and exterior, and the division is soften.

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Photography Store

Toilet

Toliet

Photography Store

Outdoor Exhibition

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Light-ness

Cafe

Roof Terrace

Level 1 Scale1:200

Film Archive

Storage

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Prepare Room

Darkroom A


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Level 1 Foyer

Inside, the variation of facade create specific zone of light. Intense hues of glass are concentrated where social activity occurs, around the staircase and in the cafe and foyer; in-between, the space is immersed in the full spectrum of light. The atmosphere encourages communication but is calm; the spaces are reduced to the essential and yet are rich in interrelationships

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Toilet

Toilet

Storage

Common Area

Drakroom

DN

Classroom

Digital Lab

Toilet

Toilet

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Seminar Room

Level 2 Scale1:200

Photography Store

Toilet

Toliet

Photography Store

Outdoor Exhibition

DN

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Common Area Level 3

A learning centre and artist studio are located on the middle two floors. The street like spaces form a continuous sequence for both artists and visitors; At the same time, the volumes are connected which play a role like the monument to attract people to use as common area, and give them directions to anywhere they want to go.

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Toilet

DN

DN

Multimedia Centre Toilet

Camera Obscura

Kitchen & Lounge

Storage

Studio

Toilet

Toilet

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Storage

Common Area

Drakroom

DN

Level 3 Scale1:200

Classroom

Digital Lab

Toilet

Seminar Room

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Toilet


Light-ness

Gallery

At the top floor, roof and ceiling are over 2.5 metres apart, so above the ceiling there is void that acts as a plenum for both air and light. Diffused light pours in through the glass skin of the building and down via the frosted glass ceiling where is supplemented by artificial lighting at the at the central and the perimeter. The extraordinary effect is that the gallery feels as if it is day-light directly from above, it illuminate the gallery differently depending on the time of the day or year so that visitors are always aware of external conditions. In this way, an atmosphere of natural lighting is created despite the fact that the top level has no windows, or at least one in the conventional sense.

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Toilet

DN

DN

Multimedia Centre Toilet

Camera Obscura

Level 4 Scale1:200

Kitchen & Lounge

Storage

Studio

Toilet

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Toilet

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Storage

Gallery


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Light-ness

Top 18500

Level 4 15000

1:50 Roof detail The glass panes are kept in position by pairs of vertical rods. The layers of glass are set 20 cm apart from each other, creating an effect of spatial depth and blurring the building’s edge. The pieces are made from compound safety glass , of different sizes, some of them are threat become dichroic glass, it creates different hues in the daytime according to the sun position and light quality.

Level 3 11500

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11500

Level 2

Light-ness

8000

Level 1 4000

1:50 floor detail LG 0

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Facade colour changing within a day

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More than its internal configuration, however, ultimately it is the building’s display of light and colour that really distinguishes the architecture. In the day time, the skin provides an ever-changing coloured backdrop for the interior, from outside, where was bright at night now is a dark shadow

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behind the skin.

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becomes almost plain translucent, floating in the air and light gives stream out from vary sized openings. With soft and blurred shadows, boundary lines between outside and inside become less explicit, but also that the sharp division between private and public domain is soften. In this way , people’s perception of light and space transformed constantly that gives them unique understanding of the light spatial experience.

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Light-ness

At night the process is reversed, the building


Light-ness

This kind of 3 dimensional composition allows multiple readings from different distance, from close up it fractures into panels of solid glass with clearly discernible edges, while from afar, the lays appears out of focus.

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Light-ness Grasshopper diagram to generate the facade panes randomly.

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Model

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Light-ness 1:100 Model

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Can-Ricart


Can-Ricart Regenerate historic site in

Can-Ricart

Barcelona

Project Tutors Montse Ferres

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Can-Ricart

The site of Can-Ricart is potentially to be developed as a new public space. For people who live in Barcelona, the symbolic values of Can-Ricart’s history is much greater than these derelict building themselves. The history of this previous industry complex is consisted of two parts: the site, along with all the premises, besides, all the manufacturing activities happened before.

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Can-Ricart

Site Analysis

Barcelona is a city made of different urban fabrics that reflect the way she has grown along the time and her capacity to incorporate existing territories. As a consequence of that, it is a city whose parts have different needs but share the necessity of a common approach that allows for proper reading of the whole.

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Can-Ricart

Can-Ricart historic diagram

The design was driving by the idea that represent the old manufacturing activities, simultaneously come over the new innovative complex of Hangar, LA Machine and other companies which will relocated at this historic site. In order to create a spatial sequence to present these historic activities, the textile manufacturing process has been chosen, and paralleled to the creative props building process. These two process are existed in the same site but in separate times, once the contemporary elements appears in a historical form and sit in its historic position, a strong dislocation of time will be established, the features of textile manufacturing as well as the characteristic of Can-Ricart will be conveyed to visitors both visually and metaphorically.

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Utilizing the and expending the existing buildings by inserting a series scales of new steel structured space which can be re-inhabitable for various purposes; building a new intervention with modern light materials, following the shape of context to revive the life of the alley between the site and Hangar. The new intervention will be connected by a circulation route which followed the trace of historic expansion to emphasis the variation

For human movement

of the site in history.

For human activities

For machinery prop movement

Can-Ricart

3 scales

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Can-Ricart

Night View Public spaces are not restricted to green areas or squares, streets and avenues are incorporated and boarding the notion of public area, they acted as pedestrian corridors to different public areas. Therefore, the public space becoming a consistent network rather than separate parts. Three areas at the site can be potentially develop into public space, and each of them has distinct identity.

Current View

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Conceptual model

Section B-B’

One of the possible way was intervening in the public space s and redeveloping a number of public spaces to connect and boost these different urban area. All of these public spaces are not isolate from their immediate neighbours, they are part of a whole that would allow for fluidity, in order that their benefits for the city would go beyond their Can-Ricart

limits and have a real impact in the urban fabric.

Section A-A’

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Can-Ricart

Key words: historic review; manufacture process; materials gradation; insertion

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Can-Ricart

Information Centre

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Can-Ricart

Key words: recycled tiles & bricks; the old meet new; circulation; roof light.

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Can-Ricart

In-between old meet new

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Can-Ricart

Key words: acoustic isolation; roof structure; glass box; over-looking.

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Can-Ricart

Workshop

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Can-Ricart

Key words: Light-ness material; tiles facade; transparency; underground level; light box

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Can-Ricart

Multi-function Hall

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1:50 section model

The new intervention follows the previous warehouse style, which forms a

Can-Ricart

series irregular pitched roof.

West Entrance

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Can-Ricart

Isometric model

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Can-Ricart

Isometric model for my previous design

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Can-Ricart

Section 1:500

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Plan 1:500

Level 3

Atelier

Level 2

Can-Ricart

Information centre

Cafe

Level 1 Workshop Staff Area

Staff Canteen

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Large machine entrance

Workshop Plant-room

Can-Ricart

Level 0

Entrance

Kitchen

Multi-purpose hall

Level -1

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Can-Ricart

Structure model

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Can-Ricart


Charrette

Can-Ricart

Animate space 2.0

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Charrette

Testing the installation

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Charrette

Filming

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Stage 2 Newcastle University B.A.(Hons.) Architecture Stage 2 Design Work Portfolio 2012-2013

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Table of contents

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Design projects

Project 03

CIVIC CENTRED

Project 02

SIMPLICITY ECONOMY HOME

Project 01

PLACED DISPLACED

Charrette

PLAN B

Project 04 (Group)

SECTION ALLEY

RIBA Competition

Forgotten Spaces 2013

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A tree exists within the soil, the air, the sunshine and the nature, just as architecture within its context. The tree will die without these, so will the architecture.

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It’s an interesting journey to recognize myself by revisiting all the work have been done this year. The improvement of designing skills is not that exciting compared with the achieving of the great gain of all: ways of thinking. The consciousness of that the inner relationship of people affects the architectural designing process has been gradually raised and incepted into my mind from these projects, forcing myself to re-evaluate the value of people and the process of value creation during the design. People’s relationship has never been apart from the essences of architecture for me. It has been evolving and never paused since the notion of human beings started. Accordingly, the forms for inhabitation are also constantly developed, from caves and nest to a various of modern architecture, by connecting, dividing, blurring and sheltering to sustain the society which is full of the complex of relationship. Similar like the response to the context, the trigger of my ideas is a response to the social connections of people, by observing , researching, analysing, and then trying to provide a sort of solutions to fit the particular interaction between people’s activities and the context which is formed of architectural space and environment. Simultaneously, the design was lead and embodied by these connections in particular architectural languages. I am not only trying to follow the conventional approaches which is focus on the relationship between environment and architecture, but also building up my own awareness of architecture interacted with people who is always be downplayed during the design. All the projects I have done in this year can be recognized again in this viewpoint.

• Intimate and trust- Placed, displaced. ( Domestic scope) • Sharing, cooperation and gap - Simplicity Economy Home. (Institutional scope) • Living in a world of strangers- Civic Centred. (Public & Institutional scope) • Nice to meet you- Section Alley. (Public scope)

From the descriptions above, each project has been given a new of definition which is going to be explained in the rest of my portfolio.

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Placed, Displaced

Human Scale, Ergonomics, Natural Daylight, Threshold of privacy and community.

Intimate and trust This domestic scale project seems not that difficult and outstanding compared with other projects, but the tight constraints of the brief made me design everything precisely and carefully. I read and understood the Building Regulation of UK, Housing Design Handbook and other useful articles related to the terrace house in the first week, that gave me a solid background and principles of domestic housing design in practice. According to the feedback of the final review, my work has been appraised as “Very believable narrative for spaces, roof terrace and understanding of movement.� I think these restricts helps me understanding how to design architecture of fixed form in practical way but still keep creativity. Another successful area is the application of BIM software (Revit) , it was a fresh start point of my design flow. For this reason, the project was managed effectively and all the rest projects in this session have been proved under an excellent management.

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Simplicity Economy Home

Boundary between context and internal environment. Programmatic design.

Sharing, cooperation and communication During Foyer project, several notions had been furthered and developed dramatically, especially in how to maintain, foster, and embody a concept, and also the insight of people’s social interaction particularly focusing on participation and sharing. It was also an experiment of the ‘user-centred’ approach to achieve a more appropriate and acceptable result in a complex surrounding. From my final products, it has been proved a successful try to design with a concept of people’s relationship and activities, so all the space integrated together and connected firmly based on the relation of the user themselves. It becomes one of the samples for the later co-design theoretical study. On the other hand, my final presentations was a detailed and logical delineation of my concept, but the tutor still encouraged me to use more large scale sketches to give a good insight into the ideas of habitation. Even though the design responded to the context correctly with a thoughtful form and hierarchy, the site model still needs more accurate information to stress this delicate design clearly.

Civic Centred: Living in a world of strangers

New hierarchy, Social context, Urban public space, Integrate.

This project is another successful experiment of social relationship and user centred design. I made several people/ user scenarios to simulate the social environment in Tynemouth, testing people’s movement and the hierarchy. I had learnt and practiced the BIM working flow from previous projects that means I have more energy at the beginning to further my concept and research of the social context. I have made tons of concept & sketch models to test the spatial logical based on my social relation study. These coherent exploration gave a solid foundation of follow-up design process. Unfortunately, I devoted to the social context and the tectonic study on my presentation is not that convincing, it needs more consideration in next year. According to the feedback from Simon, there is too much information without a thoughtful selection with my final review, and I still need to learn how to refine and simplify a complex design before I enrich it.

Section Alley: Nice to meet you

History context, Sustainability, New media

Group project is always the most challenging work to everyone, as it requires careful management and highly cooperation, all the ideas and efforts we made are appreciated equally, it is also a valuable experiences full of creativity and teamwork after compromise and negotiation. We got mark 19 out 20 at the phase 1, I am glad to be helpful of technical support of film making and the other computer programs. Apart from that, my social context study provided a new approach to design combined with the unique history context of the site, the whole design fit into the surrounding perfectly with an reasonable logic. We also tried various means to publicize before the exhibition which shows great success in the end.

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Civic Centred

Public or civic: A world of strangers Tutor: Simon Hacker

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Civic centred

The essence of the civic centre: For long or short period of time, to a great or less degree, establish a shelter from all the difficulty and the challenge, that is also the essence of the city as a world of strangers.

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What am I trying to create is a place for all sorts of people who are strangers to each split units. The main emphasis is the occupants, rather the building forms.

Civic Centred

Library and bicycle storage are located on the second floor which is secluded from the public area, fulfilling the silent and secure requirement.

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Entry Mode A

Residence

Private/Secluded

Commercial

Blurring

Public

Open/Public

Town Map

Integrated

Civic Centred

Entry Mode B

Entry Mode C

Main Streets in the town

Entry A+B+C & View Directions

Hierarchy has been established to define the boundary between different activities which have different privacy or public level. The most open space is the ground floor where the WC, Cafe, Diving School can be easily get access, it also linked the both sides of the pool by the long path way.

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A civic centre should be a place for all sorts of people who are strangers to each split units. The main emphasis is the occupants, rather than the building itself.

To the beach To the town

Civic centred

To the pool

To headland

The site is a connection of culture and leisure, different entry toward to the beach, town centre or the headland separately. The hight difference creates the hierarchy naturally.

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Spacial model 1:200

Conceptual model 1:200 Sketch Site model 1:200

Conceptual Site 1:200 Model

Civic Centred

1:100

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A long and curved path meanders through the ground floor, clearly leads the visitors to their destination by their instinct. This kinds of space that actively encourages the people to choose where to go, to relax or get together and read with their families and friends. Leisure and reading can exist in different hierarchies but still integrated in one even space.

Conceptual Model

Civic centred

Different from traditional library book stacks, a large book stack dominate the spatial flow and structurally support the floor and also blurred the physical boundary inside the building, in this way, the whole building was integrated together without split.

Precedent

Precedent

New Library and Museum by Sou Fujimoto

Rolex Learning Centre by SANNA

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Civic Centred

Reference Collection

IT Area

Book stacks

Reception

Reading Area for Kids

Cycling Racks

Classroom

Workshop

WC

Cafe

Diving School

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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1- Waiting Area

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2- Reception Civic Centred

3- Cleaner’s

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4- Classroom

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5- Multi-purpose Hall 6- Crèche&Toilets 7- Storage

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8- Workshop 9- Refreshment Area 10-View Platform 11-Atrium

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12-View Platform First Floor Plan 1:200

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1- Reading Area for kids

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2- Quiet Area

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3- Silent Area 4- Reading Area

6- Toilet

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5- PC Cluster 7

7- Bicycle Storage 8- Workshop 9- Cyclist Bridge 10-View Platform

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Second Floor Plan 1:200 9

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Civic centred

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1- Cafe

Civic Centred

2- WC 3- Accessible WC 4- Plant Room& boiler

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5- Changing Room

7- Office

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8- Store 9- First Aid

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10-Diving Pool Ground Floor Plan 1:200

All the plans are revised

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UP

6- On-shore training

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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Site Plan in context 1:500

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Simplicity, Economy, Home

Newcastle Foyer: Participation Tutor: Tony

Simplicity, economy, home

Basic working, social and personal skills are essential requirement of living in the modern society. Disadvantage young people suffer from discrimination and a lack of opportunity to communicate with others because of their poorly social and living skills. The foyer is not only a temporary home for them, but a step stone before they are back to the society again. Workshop, self-running Cafe, Green roof terrace are all designed for training of the skills which they are lost before, make them participate into the normal social life again.

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Spatial Models

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Simplicity, economy, home


Simplicity, economy, home

Concept Models

Volume

Northern Elevation

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Simplicity, economy, home

All the rooms are twisted to maximise the passive solar and the shape of the building isolated the green roof from the noisy road. The corridors in the living area provide extra insulation of northern side facade as a sustainable solution. The green roof terrace is a perfect social venue to help the young people’s social skills.

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PC cluster

Simplicity, economy, home

Tea house

Terrace

First Floor Plan 1:200

Laundry

Roof terrace

Second Floor Plan 1:200

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WC

Workshop Garden

Reception

Workshop

Loading area

Storage

G Floor Plan 1:200

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Simplicity, economy, home

Cafe


Simplicity, economy, home

The whole building is consisted of three parts, staff ’s flat is divided by the circulation from the rest residents and the ground floor area is a mixed working area for both staff and residents.

Circulation

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Placed, displaced


Placed, displaced

Terrace house: Intimate and trust Tutor: Arstrid

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Place,d displaced

As a domestic scope design, it is a typical user-centred consideration process. Also, the form has been fixed and along with other constraint which asking for a creative solution to satisfied the hypothetical client in a practical way.

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Southern Elevation

Model

Placed, displaced

1:20

Roof Terrace

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Place,d displaced

Perspective

Community View

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1- Living Room

11- Shower Room

2- Porch& Bicycle Storage

12- Snug

3- Snug

13- Terrace

4- Dinning Area

14- Storage

5- Kitchen

15- Guest bedroom

6- Toilet

7- Bedroom 8- Wardrobe 9- Study 10- Tea-room

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Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

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1:200

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The space below the terrace is designed as a snug area for reading and seating.

Place,d displaced

The terrace brings another route for natural ventilation.

By deducting the south half pitched roof, creating an extra natural day light path to the study, increasing the efficiency of the passive solar and also providing a private terrace over the street.

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A rendering of Cycling route and pedestrian park on Grey St, Newcastle, city centre. 114


Charrette

Plan b: changes for a better city

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There is a green cycling lane and pedestrian park has been designed as a plan to stimulate the local economy by developing the city’s tourism industry.

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Original Sketches

As the used coal mining and manufacturing centre since the Industrial Revolution in 19th-Century, Newcastle tried a lot for the transition in the second half of 20th-Century to boost the city again. Now it has been a new cultural and art centre and attracted lots tourist all the year around. It also has a plan to be the first Carbon Neutral town in the future.

An extra cycling rote and pedestrian park has been designed to bring more green vegetation into the city centre for this ambitious plan, and also improving the tourism to stimulate the economy. Most importantly, the citizen’s life quality would been improved as well.

Master plan

Context Analysis

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Section alley


Section Alley

Music Festival: Nice to meet you Tutor: Jenny

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Section alley

A series of timber structures give the history Chare a new life and modern spirit.

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Section alley

Publicity

Model details

Model in Exhibition

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Parti diagrams

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Section alley

Section of the Chare


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Section alley


Section alley

Exhibition a

Exhibition b

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forgotten space


RIBA Competition

Forgotten Spaces 2013: Through the looking glass

Forgotten space

Grouped with Karl Mok

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through the looking glaSS Site Survey

forgotten space

While the borough of Hammersmith is almost as old as London itself, the cleft that runs deep in the site’s urban fabric traces a flyover built just half a century ago. The Hammersmith flyover gives easy access to the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for a daily average of 90,000 cars. It’s a necessary artery that many argue is an ‘eyesore’ and has ‘split Hammersmith in half’. Although there is talk of the possibility of demolishing the aged flyover, the polarisation of Hammersmith’s leisure and business facilities is not likely to disappear.

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Underground Station

St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church St. Paul’s Green

The space underneath the flyover is a callous void; overshadowed by the concrete megalith, the wide pedestrianized area lacks vibrancy save for a few passing cyclists. A toilet booth and bike racks take up a small section of the cobbled pavement. The two faces of Hammersmith have grown from the seed of the flyover’s construction but the space beneath it is a dead zone, a unique architectural occurrence that is to be both disputed and admired. Hammersmith’s recognisable urban heritage consists of the modest St. Paul’s Church built in the early 1660’s and the fantastically decorated Old Hammersmith Bridge by Tierney Clarke in 1824. Arguably, however, the most enduring of these references will be that of the Pocket House, a fictional house created by Charles Dickens in Great Expectations. The riverfront residence of Matthew Pocket, who instructs Pip, the protagonist, in the art of refined manner, is a sort of preparatory academy for Pip to emerge into the realm of London high society.

Location: HammersimtH fLyover PostcoDe: W6 9qH BorougH: HammersmitH anD fuLHam LanDoWner: transPort for LonDon

Flyover Hammersimth

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Apollo

St. Paul’s Primary School

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8. The public access green space close to the Hammersmith Flyover.

Walking out of the Hammersmith Underground and into the cacophonous flurry that is the Broadway during rush hour is like having a crash course on population geography. The great variety of social classes and ethnic backgrounds that inhabit the town centre walk briskly from one line of transport to another - with two Underground lines, an in-house bus station and the Hammersmith flyover converging conveniently in this golden triangle. Cross the road and move briefly under the Hammersmith flyover towards the Old Hammersmith Bridge however and the great River Thames unfolds lazily towards the Frank Banfield Park in the East and Furnivall Gardens in the West. Moored boathouses and punting athletes own the river but the banks belong to generations of pub-house establishments, including the Dove, one of London’s first riverside drinking holes.

Commercial & residencial areas divided by the flyover.

Pedestrian lanes link both sides of the flyover.

The site is located on the mouth of the underground station towards the direction of Hammersmith Bridge and the banks of the Thames.

Location Map

1. Site plan Scale 1:1250

2.-5. Site scenery

6. Conceptual image

7. Layered map of the greater site

8. View-linked map of the site

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Through The looking glass The sculptural intervention for the surreal concrete geometry of the Hammersmith site is designed to be a subtle but striking extension of the wider area and its emotive setting. The reflective phantasmagoria sucks in characteristics of both versions of Hammersmith while amplifying the temporal qualities of the barren strip and its role in its users’ lives.

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Forgotten space

There is no need to remove that which is marvellously unconventional; the great divide shadowed by the Hammersmith flyover. Our proposal aims to present passers-by with a visual reminder and evocative token of the setting they left. Similar life-sized pods finished in a metallic chrome coating harbour behind their outward faces three distinct functions that are related to Hammersmith’s pedestrians, a highly mobile generation of individuals. They enter the briefly Cimmerian space and find utilities, whether it is a washbasin or a storage-locker or a bike-rack, easing their transition to the other Hammersmith. The overbearing presence of the flyover will watch over these users, making sure they don’t spend too long in preparation before they journey on. Looking back, they will only see a reflection of what is to come, a reminder not to cling to the past. This is the kind of gentlemanly education that Dickens’ Pip, whom the greatest expectations were placed upon, would have received from the Hammersmith character, Matthew Pocket.

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Bike racks

1. Render 1

2. Render 2

3. Elevation with proposal

Storage lockers

Wash basin

4. Functional use illustration.

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Shaobo Wu

Architecture portfolio


Shaobo Wu Architecture Portfolio

Newcastle University B.A.(Hons.) Architecture stage 2&3 Session2013-2014 2012-2013

Shaobo Wu, Architecture Portfolio Session 2013-2014  

This publication comprised of my graduation project, projects in stage 2&3.

Shaobo Wu, Architecture Portfolio Session 2013-2014  

This publication comprised of my graduation project, projects in stage 2&3.

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