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Shi Chen ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


Shi Chen Master of Architecture Gender: Female Date of Birth: 12/15/1987 Email: schen0035@gmail.com Telephone: +1(315)-439-6979


INDEX PROFESSIONAL WORK tenant improvements architectural & interior design surveying and drawing residential planning s.alt city mural

ACADEMIC WORK reincarnating identity zen in heart green house shifting pattern transition

VISUAL ART WORK hand-made model aquarelle and pen drawing Envision


TENANT IMPROVEMENTS Corporate Design for Silicon Valley Mechanical


ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR DESIGN Tenant improvements for Spirent Communications


RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT PLANNING OF WUHAN BOQUAN Internship project, Li Chuancheng Studio, Wuhan


RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT PLANNING OF WUHAN BOQUAN Internship project, Li Chuancheng Studio, Wuhan


S.ALT CITY MURAL IN SYRACUSE Internship project, Cheng+Snyder Studio “A mural for downtown Syracuse that simultaneously celebrates Syracuse’s industrial past and its current status as an artistic hub. At first glance, the image is historical, depicting a pump house and brine distribution center. On closer inspection, viewers realize the image is a mosaic composed of dozens of unique QR code tile, each linking to a contemporary arts organization in the greater Syracuse region.” Cheng + Snyder Studio


S.ALT CITY MURAL IN SYRACUSE Internship project, Cheng+Snyder Studio “A mural for downtown Syracuse that simultaneously celebrates Syracuse’s industrial past and its current status as an artistic hub. At first glance, the image is historical, depicting a pump house and brine distribution center. On closer inspection, viewers realize the image is a mosaic composed of dozens of unique QR code tile, each linking to a contemporary arts organization in the greater Syracuse region.” Cheng + Snyder Studio


REINCARNATING IDENTITY Engaging traditions in Chinese urban architecture


REINCARNATING IDENTITY Engaging traditions in Chinese urban architecture


Typology

CONTENTION

Wuhan is also a multicultural city. Confucianism, Taoism, Zen, Tao and other Chinese traditional aesthetics have had a profound impact on traditional architecture.

Architecture reflects culture; through architecture it's possible to gauge many things about a culture, such as lifestyle, artistic sensibilities and social structure. China, an ancient country with over 5,000 years of history, has a profound traditional culture. Meanwhile, Chinese traditional architecture has formed unique characteristics, which are very different from other countries due to influences of politics, economy, religion, geography, and climate. However, with the dramatical development of China nowadays, some traditional architecture and historical relics have been destroyed by the government by not protecting them and giving them away to metropolitan business buildings and high-rise dwellings. Such phenomena are very common, which can be found in almost every city in China. Li-fen dwellings have more than 150 years of history, and are the combination of western Row housing and Chinese traditional courtyard house, which represents regionalism culture of Wuhan. With Wuhan’s growth and expansion, Li-fen in urban centers are facing decline or extinction. Till now, 60% of Li-fen residences have been demolished. Local government declared that demolition is the trend of urban development, because Li-fen residences have occupied prime locations that should be places for high-rise or business building that can bring more benefits to the city. I will argue that, increasing economy of a city at the expense of sacrificing traditional culture is inadvisable. The better way to preserve tradition as well as adapt to today’s society is to create an ecotone program which will keep a balance between stability and change, tradition and innovation.

Origin

Chinese Traditional Courtyard House

PAGODA

+

COURTYARD

Western Row Housing

Li-fen Residence

The project I am proposing, “Reincarnating identity : Engaging traditions in Chinese urban architecture,” will analyze current problems occuring in Li-fen dwelling buildings, trying to figure out a new program that can be distilled from traditional buildings, and contain advantages of contemporary dwellings to fit with today’s new needs.

TEMPLE


Typology

CONTENTION

Wuhan is also a multicultural city. Confucianism, Taoism, Zen, Tao and other Chinese traditional aesthetics have had a profound impact on traditional architecture.

Architecture reflects culture; through architecture it's possible to gauge many things about a culture, such as lifestyle, artistic sensibilities and social structure. China, an ancient country with over 5,000 years of history, has a profound traditional culture. Meanwhile, Chinese traditional architecture has formed unique characteristics, which are very different from other countries due to influences of politics, economy, religion, geography, and climate. However, with the dramatical development of China nowadays, some traditional architecture and historical relics have been destroyed by the government by not protecting them and giving them away to metropolitan business buildings and high-rise dwellings. Such phenomena are very common, which can be found in almost every city in China. Li-fen dwellings have more than 150 years of history, and are the combination of western Row housing and Chinese traditional courtyard house, which represents regionalism culture of Wuhan. With Wuhan’s growth and expansion, Li-fen in urban centers are facing decline or extinction. Till now, 60% of Li-fen residences have been demolished. Local government declared that demolition is the trend of urban development, because Li-fen residences have occupied prime locations that should be places for high-rise or business building that can bring more benefits to the city. I will argue that, increasing economy of a city at the expense of sacrificing traditional culture is inadvisable. The better way to preserve tradition as well as adapt to today’s society is to create an ecotone program which will keep a balance between stability and change, tradition and innovation.

Origin

Chinese Traditional Courtyard House

PAGODA

+

COURTYARD

Western Row Housing

Li-fen Residence

The project I am proposing, “Reincarnating identity : Engaging traditions in Chinese urban architecture,” will analyze current problems occuring in Li-fen dwelling buildings, trying to figure out a new program that can be distilled from traditional buildings, and contain advantages of contemporary dwellings to fit with today’s new needs.

TEMPLE


Li-fen plan study

Space Organization

Zhongshan Blvd

Zhongshan Blvd

“TWO ROW” TYPE

“THREE ROW”TYPE

8720 4360

4360

Kitchen Courtyard Bedroom

15000

2100

3300

1500

(unit: mm)

8100

Living room

Bedroom

First Floor

SCALE

PRIVACY

Courtyard

_

Roof Plan

public

3450

Kitchen

3450

4360

Bedroom

13080 4360

4360

city street

city street

Kitchen

+

public

Courtyard

main street

main street

15000

Bedroom

semi-public 8100

Bedroom

minor street

minor street

Living room Bedroom

semi-private

courtyard

Courtyard

First Floor

Roof Plan

room

courtyard

private +

room

_


Li-fen plan study

Space Organization

Zhongshan Blvd

Zhongshan Blvd

“TWO ROW” TYPE

“THREE ROW”TYPE

8720 4360

4360

Kitchen Courtyard Bedroom

15000

2100

3300

1500

(unit: mm)

8100

Living room

Bedroom

First Floor

SCALE

PRIVACY

Courtyard

_

Roof Plan

public

3450

Kitchen

3450

4360

Bedroom

13080 4360

4360

city street

city street

Kitchen

+

public

Courtyard

main street

main street

15000

Bedroom

semi-public 8100

Bedroom

minor street

minor street

Living room Bedroom

semi-private

courtyard

Courtyard

First Floor

Roof Plan

room

courtyard

private +

room

_


Strategy Formation

+ +

Zone A

Transition Zone

Transition Space

Zone B

Ecotone-“where two community types come together, such as a forest and field, species in the zone between them include both forest and field species and some additional species that do not exist in either forest or Field.”

Continuation of Li-fen Gridding Commercial Zones

extending

This ecotone program is a physical space which accommodates the confliction between tradition and modern.

ECOTONE

High-rise modern building

reversing

Context

HOUSING

New “Li-fen” Residential Tower OFFICE

COMMERCIAL

Han Run Li community is the most well reserved Li-fen residence in Wuhan now. It is located in Hankou Zhongshan Avenue. The texture of layout in Han Run Li is very clear, whole residence zone is divided by one 112 meter long main street and several minor alleys. 90

Han Run Li (Li-fen)

SITE

High rise

Water Front

Tu n

ne

l

Yangtze River

Li-fen residence zones

growing

units

courtyard

Li-fen Housing

SITE

plug-in

Concept


Strategy Formation

+ +

Zone A

Transition Zone

Transition Space

Zone B

Ecotone-“where two community types come together, such as a forest and field, species in the zone between them include both forest and field species and some additional species that do not exist in either forest or Field.”

Continuation of Li-fen Gridding Commercial Zones

extending

This ecotone program is a physical space which accommodates the confliction between tradition and modern.

ECOTONE

High-rise modern building

reversing

Context

HOUSING

New “Li-fen” Residential Tower OFFICE

COMMERCIAL

Han Run Li community is the most well reserved Li-fen residence in Wuhan now. It is located in Hankou Zhongshan Avenue. The texture of layout in Han Run Li is very clear, whole residence zone is divided by one 112 meter long main street and several minor alleys. 90

Han Run Li (Li-fen)

SITE

High rise

Water Front

Tu n

ne

l

Yangtze River

Li-fen residence zones

growing

units

courtyard

Li-fen Housing

SITE

plug-in

Concept


“alley� Bridges

Program

transforming

Alley Space Li-fen Site Plan

semi-open bridge out-bound bridge

Materials

+

=

Spa Room

+

=

Studio

+

=

Rest zone

Transition Spatical connection


“alley� Bridges

Program

transforming

Alley Space Li-fen Site Plan

semi-open bridge out-bound bridge

Materials

+

=

Spa Room

+

=

Studio

+

=

Rest zone

Transition Spatical connection


II

RETAIL STORE

Under 1 and 2 Ground Parking Level

RETAIL STORE

RETAIL

I

I RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT GALLERY

CAFE

TEA HOUSE

II

First Level Plan

First Level Plan II-II Section


II

RETAIL STORE

Under 1 and 2 Ground Parking Level

RETAIL STORE

RETAIL

I

I RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT GALLERY

CAFE

TEA HOUSE

II

First Level Plan

First Level Plan II-II Section


ZEN IN MIND Zen Culture Plaza Design


GREEN HOUSE IN LOTUS LEAF Revit sustainable architecture competitioin Xixi wet land of science and technology museum design


SHIFTING PATTERN Rethinking het loo palace gardens


TRANSITION Auditorium/book storage design


auditorium/book storage hand-made model scheme models


AQUARELLE AND PEN DRAWING GALLERY


En(vision) Constructed Realities Fabricated Landscapes Sensorial Space

PHOTOGRAPHY TEXTURE

MODEL

COLLAGE


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