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WORKSAMPLE ARCHITECTURE//SELECTED WORK 2012-2018

WENPEI CHEN

M.ARCH OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 2019 B.ARCH OF NANCHANG UNIVERSITY 2017


CONTENTS 01 BE MY GUEST Community Culture Center + Tourist Station

02 REINVIGORATE & INTEGRATE Refugee Innovation Center

03 LIJIANG APARTMENT Work/Live Space

04 REFLX PAVILLION Installation

05 URBAN CATALYST Urban Design

06 OTHER WORKS

Workshop Research//Survey of Historic Architecure// Internship Project//Community Build//Sketches// Watercolor//modelling//Photography


BE MY GUEST When the daily activity of residents are shown to outsiders, they gain more than just good scenery but increasing chance to be involved in the daily activity of locals. The connection between locals and tourists would be strenghthened and the joint memory with each other would be created when their paths are crossed in a same courtyard.

Type: Community Culture Center + Tourist Station Location: Nanchang, Jiangxi, PRC Time: Nov. 2015- Dec. 2015 Individual Academic Work Instructor: Min Wu, Wanli Mo


A Forgotten Site with Potential The site is located in a small town, Meilin, surrounded by a mountain. The site used to stand an old theater where locals used to hold various social activities, and it has been deserted and torn down for two decades, leaving an old tree in the original site. As the development of tourism in the past two decade, more space were transformed for commercial activity, making the public space rather limited. On the one hand, locals want a public "living room" to recollect the scene of the social activity as well as to strengthen the connection with tourists; on the other hand, more and more tourists would like to know about the town instead of simply passing by.

LET’S PLAY CHESS THIS AFTERNOON, DUDES

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YOU MEAN AT YOUR HOME AGAIN?

GOTTA FIND A PLACE TO CHANGE MY TYRE...

I WANNA PLAY OUTSIDE,DADDY

IT’S NOT SAFE OUTSIDE, STAY AT HOME, GOOD GIRL

WHERE CAN I FIND A CHEAPER PLACE TO STAY THE NIGHT? LUXURY HOTEL IS BEYOND MY BUDGET

LOOK AT ME! I CAN HELP!

WHERE CAN I FIND A PLACE TO READ?

CAN I HAVE A COFFEE WITH YOU?

DOWNTOWN IS TOO FAR, MAY BE NEXT TIME?

SUCH A PITY THAT WE DON’T HAVE A SMALL LIBRARY IN THIS TOWN ER...BY THE WAY ,WOULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS TOWN? I AM CURIOUS...

SO EXHAUSTED...TO GO SUCH FAR AWAY TO FIND A GOOD VIEW OF LANDSCAPE....

TOURISTS' PATH IN TOWN LOCALS' PATH IN TOWN


Locals & Tourists

Crossed Paths TOURISTS

Crossed Activities LOCALS

NURSERY

When locals and tourists gather in the site, their activities may happen and cross at the same time, which could probably increase interaction between them.

SUPPLY COFFEE BREAK CHESS LOCALS

EXIHIBITION READING

LOCALS

TOURISTS

TOURISTS

MEDICAL MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Design Elements

An Old Tree Vanished theater left with an old tree containing the memory of past

Sights Landscape in the environment that tourists in youth

View Rotated the face of volume to be more noticable from the perspective of main street

Needs Mixed needs from both tourists and residents

Entrance Acessible for all direction

Public Space Public green space in the center.

Resting Place The resting space between groups offers more chance of random communication

Tourists' Path Guidance of tourists' visiting path

Semi-Open Facade Semi-open facade in exhibition room


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Scattered Boxes The blocks in the first floor are mainly intended for locals' social activity. The stairs near the station lead to an independent entrance of hostel seperated from other blocks to make it more undisturbed for tourists. The second floor consists of three exhibition rooms linked by a path leading tourists to visit each one. All the blocks face the old tree, making locals recollect the memory of past as well as to create a new memory along with the new visitors.

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West Elevation


Bird-eye View of Handmade Model

North Elevation


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Semi-Open Facade People can walk freely around the old tree in the courtyard as if in their own living room. Each of the three exhibition rooms in the second floor has a semi-open facade towards the courtyard, which means the status of the exhibiton room could switch from relatively closed to partialy public.

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Tourists' Path Locals' Path


Crossed Paths and Interaction After visiting the last exhibition room, visitors walk off the spiral stairs, and then enter the courtyard to join in the locals. During the whole process, they may have more interacts or connections with the locals, enable them to know about the daily life of the locals, even increase the possibility of being a part of their activities.


REINVIGORATE & INTEGRATE This project aims to provide interactive spaces and proposes an infrastructure system where refugees can receive help, acquire new skills and develop their own businesses to support themselves. When they are accustomed, these refugees can assist arriving ones. The volume of whole building fits the existing surroundings and creates a conversation with the context. Type: Refugee innovation center Location: Madrid, Spain Time: Aug. 2017- Dec. 2017 Graduate Design Studio, Teamwork with Yiming Lei Individual Contribution: Concept of program design, organization and drawings of floor plans, sections and elevations, photoshop and visulisation for perspectives, diagrams REINVIGORATE & INTEGRATE analysis drawing. Instructor: Ulrike Heine, David Franco, Ufuk Ersoy

The area near the railway station is a window for outsiders to know about the city at a first glance. Also, this area shoulders the responsibility of bringing in vigor to the new district. The project inherit urban context, the form of "stream", and the needs of people to createThis project aims to provide interactive spaces and proposes an infrastructure system where refugees can receive help, acquire new skills and develop their own businesses to support themselves.

Type: Refugee innovation center Location: Madrid, Spain Time: Aug. 2017- Dec. 2017 Graduate Design Studio, Teamwork with Yiming Lei Individual Contribution: Concept of program design, organization and drawings of floor plans, sections and elevations, photoshop and visulisation for perspectives, diagrams analysis drawing. Instructor: Ulrike Heine, David Franco, Ufuk Ersoy


MEASURE 1: Design for Integration The project is located in the Plaza Del Carmen in Downtown Madrid, and it intends to provide a complete self-serving system to meet the needs from newly arrived refugees and aid them with self-development. Some floors of the building extend outwards in different directions, creating shading areas for people so that refugees can feel free to engage in multiple activities and interact with each other from both inside and outside.

ARRIVAL

INTEGRATION

TUNISIA

LEARNING

MOROCCO

COMMUNICATION

ALGERIA

DEVELOPMENT

Madrid, Spain

ASSISTANCE

Site Plan

The view of Madrid

Grand Via

Calle de Preciados

The Puerta del Sol Vehicular Circulation Pedestrian Circulation Public Space Subway radiation area Chosen site


MEASURE 2: Design for Community A space was carved out from a dense area filled with commercial buildings and theaters to organize the program of the project. The building provides a market to sell their handcrafts, a gallery to display their art works, a learning center to access knowledge of how to live in Madrid. In that way, refugees could show their specialty and characteristics in this space so that the citizens would have more understanding about “refugee� thoroughly.

Time of Use 0:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

Multi-Activities Center Learning Center Reading Bridge Cafe Market Gallery

The Program Reading Bridge (1,500 sq ft)

Learning Center (13,000 sq ft)

Multi-Activities Center (13,000sq ft) New Plaza (1,8000 sq ft)

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An Area with Organic Method The design uses different passive design methods like introducing daylight, rooftop garden, water collection louvers installed on each facade to reduce the consumption of resources.

Ground Floor Plan 1.Lobby and reception 2.Market 3.Storage room 4. Administration 5.Equipments

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MEASURE 3: Design for Light 4 1/2th Floor Based on the analysis of sunlight and wind path, the position of the atrium is specially stabled, to make sure that at different time of a day, there always can be sunlight come into the building through the atriums.

1.Gallery 1

4th Floor 2

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1.Classroom 2.Cafe 3.Terrace

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Based on the analysis of sunlight and wind path, the position of the atrium is specially stabled, to make sure that at different time of a day, there always can be sunlight come into the building through the atriums.

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Noise Absorption Hang porous foam panel under slab in market to absorb noise in that area.

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Perspective from Calle De La Salud

MEASURE 5: Design for Energy Atrium and multiple window work together to refresh the air in the building, and promote the ventilation system. Greenroof not only can cool down the interior temperature in summer time, but can keep warm air from getting out during winter.

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The Ratio of Sun-blocking

South Elevation

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MEASURE 6: Design for Resources

MEASURE 7: Design for Water

The functions based on program ideas are mainly need open space, which can decrease the needs for interior walls, so that it can reduce the use of material. Using cast-in-place concrete can have lower waste material than pre-cast concrete.

Stormwater drainage Filtered water reuse Artificial ventilation Natural ventilation

Double glazing windows

Double layers of window not only allow natural light come into the interior space, but can work as insulation layer.

Bare concrete

In order to keep the sense of simplicity of whole building, and show the texture of material, bare concrete is a good choise.

Louvers

Louver system helps to block the sun light from the outside, cooling down the interior temperature, which can decrease the use of AC.

Sound proofing pane

Sound proofing system absorbs a large percentage noise in some space, it also can work as ceiling system, cooperating with the light hidden behind.

88’ 76’ 64’ 52’ 40’ 28’ 16’ 0’


Water Re-using The main source in our water collection system is the stormwater from both the ground of the site and rooftop garden, those water from ground gathered in underground water tank, and then pumped into the water tank on roof, which also collect the water from green roof, then the gravity propels the water through the filtration process.

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Collected water could be used in restroom

Amount of the water used in restroom coming from this filtered water 31527.749m3

Water-saving B-B Section B

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Night View


The Interior Perspective of Bedroom


LIJIANG APARTMENT This apartment is designed for the musician who needs inspiration to compose music works. The project appears transparent in public space to integrate with nature as well as to provide more chance of indoor communication. The enclosed block unit which is defined as corridor in the project limits the range of behavior to specify one certain kind of activity. Both public space and corridor space in the architecure help stimulate new ideas.

Type: Live/Work Space Location: lijiang, Yunan, PRC Time: Nov. 2016- Dec. 2016 Individual Academic Work Instructor: Wanli Mo


From "Corridorless" to "Corridor" The status of corridor in architecture gradually switched from "Corridorless" to "corridor" after going through the following three stages. The appearance of corridor aims to carry out certain activity more efficiently as well as make people 's behaviour more oriented. And to achieve this goal, more and more modern architecture tend to be "Corridor" either in form, character or function.

Coleshill House 1650

Unite d’Habitation 1952

Plattenbauten 1987

CORRIDORLESS

CORRIDOR

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Studio Record

Compose

Edit

Bedroom

Subject Study

Shower

Break

The subject is a single musician who ages from 22-35 years old and he loves social activity as well as being alone with himself, since both two kinds of behaviors can bring him more inspirations.He usually spends most of the time staying at the studio and home alone. He works at studio during the daytime mostly involved in recording and editing music. After a short lunch break, he gets back to work. He prefers to meet some of his friends and customers in the afternoon and he usually rehearses his performance with his band members in the evening in the rehearsal room. After his friends leave, he will have some dessert and begins to create his new composition till 3am, because silent midnight gives him more inspirations.

Rehearsal Studio

Sleeping Meeting guests

Rehearsal

Meditation

Reading

Breakfast

Lunch

Kitchen

Dinner

Dessert

The Condition of Space Using

Daily Life of the Subject

Have a quick lunch Compose a music work alone in the studio

12pm

Go to bed

3am

Record or edit music work

9am

Have a dinner Meet guests

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Rehearsal with other members from the band

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Behavior-oriented

"Corridor"

Public Space

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"Corridorless"

Reversion of Status In this project , the scale of block limits the variety of people's behavior, making their behavior more oriented and the block became the "corridor". On the Other hand, the publich space allows more behavior ,making it a "corridorless" space.


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First Floor Plan ( Rotative Door Closed )

Second Floor Plan

First Floor Plan ( Rotative Door Open ) Subject A

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Various Possibilities of Activity The round corner of each block unit as well as its human-scaled size limits the range of subject's behavior and specify the type of his activity. In comparison, subject has more possibility of behavior when he walks freely in the public space and the possibility could be increased when the rotative doors are open, and the range of activity are expanded.


Outdoor Perspective

The Integration of Nature from Fully-Open Rorative Door Located in a field of Lijiang, The site is surrounded by natural environment. The transparency of the architecture, the openess of public space and the independency of each block unit enable musicians to have more chances to encounter great idea for creating music works, and this effect could be enhanced when the rotative door was fully open. It is the place where the spark of inspiration happens.


Units

Teahouse

Toilet

1500*1500mm

2000*1200mm

Kitchen

Rehearsal room

2000*2000mm

3000*3000mm

Studio

Bedroom

2500*3000mm

2500*3000mm


Function: CIRCULATION

Character: DEFINED

Form: LINEAR

Block unit

Form: NON-LINEAR

Character: AMBIGUOUS

Function: MULTIPLE

Public space

"Block Unit" As "Corridor" The aim of corridor is to make a certain kind of activity more oriented and carry it out more effeiciently. In this project, block unit is "corridor", and the linear form of corridor no longer exists due to the consideration of promoting social activity in the public space. The function of corridor changes from circulation to multiple aspect, for each block has its own function. And the character of corridor is no longer ambiguous but defined, since the activity and behavior has been largely limited and specified in each block.

Axonometric

Perspective of Pulic Space Interior and Private Yard


Perspective of Rooftop

Independent Block Some of the block unit combines bedroom with music studio to make a independent one, and the block unit is surrounded with a courtyard, thus strengthen the privacy of the block, as well as the definition of "Corridor".

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Perspective of Sharing Kitchen and Public Space Interior

Skylight

The setting of skylight between block and roof panel can bring natural light into the public space. Furnitures are placed in the nearby area where the light could reach. Besides, the skylight can be regarded as a transition area between block unit and public space, where subject's behavior change from activity-oriented to multiple possiblity.


REFLX PAVILLION Stainless steel with wrinkled-texture could create special experience for people since they tend to linger and search their own figures where the vagueness and strong reflections of figure co-exist.

Type: Installation Location: Hong Kong, PRC Time: Apr. 2014- May 2014 Individual Study Work Instructor: Elanor Wan


Artwork Study

Sculpture "Artificial Rock" by Zhan Wang

REFLX & Human Interaction Inspired by the Artificial Rock created by sculptor Zhan Wang, this project aims to use stainless steel material with wrinkled-texture surface to reflect the people's figures and activities. Different quantities of wrinkles in an area of the material could display different reflections, which leads to the figure variation from clear to obscure. When the reflection is clear and simple, people tend to pass by the area quickly. When the reflection is diverse and complex, people may stop to look up and seek reflections of their own figures, thus obtaining special experience while standing under the installation.


Wrinkled-Texture and Reflection If an area of stainless steel panel is supported by two columns, then when the force is added to the panel, the center of the panel shows the exaggeratted outcome of bending moments and affects the form of wrinkles and texture in the material, which in turn strenghthened the structure material, enhanced the degree of reflections, and attract more people to lingered under the pavillion. As the wrinkles in material increases(for example, from 0% to 80%), the effect of reflections will be more obvious.

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Located in the central greenland of Victoria Park in Hong Kong, the pavillion is designed in a fluid and curved shape, and some graveled path surround the outer margins of the pavillion. The ceiling panel of pavillion is made of concrete wrapped with stainless steel, and the surface of it is textured with wrinkles.


Reflection of Stainless Steel Ceiling As wrinkles increase in an area of the stainless steel material, the effect of reflection become stronger and figures reflected in the surface change from clear to vague. Due to the special experience caused by the reflections, more people tend to gather together and linger under the area where shows strongger reflections.


URBAN CATALYST The area near the railway station is a window for outsiders to know about the city at a first glance. Also, this area shoulders the responsibility of bringing in vigor to the new district. The project inherit urban context, the form of "stream", and the needs of people to create an district area with organic method. Type: Urban Design Location: Nanchang, Jiangxi, PRC Time: April. 2016- June. 2016 Academic Teamwork with Feng Chen, Chutian Song, Yang Yang Individual Contribution: Concept of green axis, the formation of structure in each area, and the organization of skywalk in the whole site. Instructor: Liya Fan, Wuying Chen


Site Development By the development of city, the land area has expanded from east to west and the road net is becoming more connected to the nearby area.

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Concept Derivation

Considering that the original site has large area of slopes and hills, the new form are designed to imitate their texture as an extension.

The three axises are set in the site according to upper masterplan.

Extension of form

Settings of main axises

The use of skywalk links the whole design district as a whole, providing more possibility for people 's activity

According to the pattern of form, the division of site and the figure of skirt buildings use the same way to from architecture Formation of architecture

Elements Application

Connection between skywalk

Urban

Urban

Urban

Nature

Human

Human

Permeation of Context

Trace of Human

Formation of Final Structure

Nature

Advantages of Nature

Needs from People

Organic Combination

The vigor of a city comes from the experience of people. By using elements refined from nature to represent the value of ecology, and meeting the needs of various people, we can make a more organic and more efficient space as well as to diversify the activity of people .


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City with Vigor The project designs a central green axis as an extension of nature texture. The slopes in the green space create an uncommon experience while people are walking nearby. Besides, the skywalk which connects the whole buildings and site can direct people's activity both horizontally and vertically, thus linking the whole the site altogether and making new district area brimful of vigor.


Exploded Axonometric

Office Mixed Use&Commercial Apartments&Hotels Culture&Exhibitoin

High-rise

Skywalk

Mixed Use&Commercial Culture&Exhibitoin Skirt Building

Greenland Branch Road Secondary Road Main Road Roads

Site

Axis of Development

Core

Planning Structure

Range

Main Road

Secondary Road

Road System

Branch Road

Main Node

Secondary Node

Green Axis

Landscape Structure

Commercial

Landscape

Functional Zoning

Culture


Perspective of landscape in green axis

Central Green Axis The central green axis is an extension of nature texture. The change of slopes and height of hills create a special experience for citizens to visit.

The Skywalk The skywalk connects the whole buildings with site both horizontally and vertically. The spiral construction nodes in the skywalk function as emergency evacuation, and some facilities like rainwater collection are also installed in the construction nodes.

Pulic Square The public square in every part of the district has a canopy, which provides an special landscape in the area. Besides, people can hold various activity like exhibtions or party, infusing more energy to the new district area.


05 OTHER WORKS-Spontaneous Order Based on the data output from urban scale, this project uses Processing, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to analyze the shortest paths between various attractors in different aspects . Meanwhile, the volume control of the area is also taken into acount. All these aspects makes up the final proposal of shortest paths. The final proposal shows the most efficient paths for city to function such as the passage of vehicle and citizens. Type: Multiple-Megablocks Design Location: Shanghai, PRC Time: July 2016 Teamwork in AAVS with Buran CHEN, Zetian CHEN, Qing LI, Zhenyu FAN, Jing Zeng Individual Contribution: Analysis of particle attraction between residential and public space, generation of secondary open space path,and final proposal

Data Output from Upper Scale

Average Popularity Density

Transportation & Public Space

Residential & Public Space

Commercial & Public Space

Commercial& Transportation

Path generation These groups of analysis show the generation process of each shortest path in three aspects. In each aspect, every point could be regarded as an attractor located in urban space. According to the analysis from processing and grasshopper, all the current roads that makes up a single shortest path will be selected and highlighted to form the final analysis of the paths.

Primary open space paths Secondary open space Water paths


Combination of Three Paths Primary open space paths Urban hot spots (high population density)

Secondary open spac paths Select critical nodes on the traffic path

Water paths Urban hot spots (high population density) Land Major waterway

Path

Path

Volume

Volume

Final Proposal for the Shortest Path

Volume Control The height of the buildings as well as the density of building in a district can also affect the final formation of the shortest path. Therefore, the volume control should be taken into account. The denser the color is, the less likely that the road besides the area will be selected as part of the shortest path. Combined with the analysis mentioned before, except some paths containing high density area road, the rest of the shortest paths make up our final proposal.


05 OTHER WORKS-Survey of Historic Architecture in Jinxi Our team spent four days doing a thorough survey of this historic architecture from Ming Dynasty for its future preservation. Having collected adequate datas of the architecture, we drew plans in autocad and make digital model as well. Most drawings in our final presentation are shown in this page. Location:Jinxi, Jiangxi, PRC Time:Augest.2015 Teamwork with Feng CHEN and Chongzheng LI. Instructor: Qing CAI. Individual Contribution: Field survey of the whole architecture, floor plan drawing, section drawing and digital modeling

Detailed Drawing of Decorated Bracket

First Floor Pan

II-II Section

Perspective View of Historic Architecture in Digital Model

IV-IV Section


05 OTHER WORKS-Internship Project :Transformation and Design of No. 1 and 3 Factory in Xiaolan Industrial Zone, 07/2015

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Fitness Center: In this factory project, the client wanted to encourage his staff to exercise after work. After considering the preferred games of staff in different ages. I set the area of table tennis and gym equipment in the center open area, since the young employees takes up the most percentage of all the amount, the circulation of these type activity lover is quite frequent. The squash area and snoker rooms require more personal space, therefore I design them at the back of the factory, where the population is smaller.

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1. Information desk 2.Dressing room 3.Water processing 4.Sauna 5.Relaxation Area 6.Kid's pool 7.Shallow water pool 8. Three-lane standard pool First Floor Plan (1967.82 sqm)

Swimming Center :

It is designed for the employees of our clien and their family members. It has a maximum capacity is 125 adult and 25 children. It contains a three-lane standard pool, a shallow water pool, and a kid's pool. All these simming pool were designed according to construction laws. And in the second, we set up some area for massage and Acupuncture, which is welcomed by senior retired employees


05 OTHER WORKS-Community+Build Acoustical Stage The acoustical scene was designed for solo perfrormance based on the precedent in the Genoa acoustical scene. It used CNC machine to cut out all the pieces from plywood panels. The sim(PLY) system, which is a Clemson Patent building system, was used in the design and made the stage stable enough by assemly merely with joints and zip ties. The Stage was officially assmbled in The StJulian Devine Center in Charleston, SC, in collaboration with performer Cedric Liqueur, muralist Adam Schrimmer and Prof. Dan Butko. Location:Clemson/Charleston, SC Time:April.2018 Teamwork with Katie Kowaski, Linette Green, Edward Moore. Instructor: Dan Harding Individual Contribution: Case study and cocept model making of the precedent, Genoa acoustical stage, research and design of the acoustical stage, CNC-cutting of the plywood panels, assembly and disassembly of the stage. Link of Construction Record Video: https://cucsaw.wixsite.com/csaw/acousticalstage

The Sim(PLY) System

CNC Cut Traces Left on MDF Panel

Kayak Stand + Rest Area The Kayak stand and rest area lies by the Saluda River Blue Trail, providing a potential solution to the vacant space in the existing site also the community nearby. The team finished all the process from communication with local government, case study, design of the stand, cut, processed, painted all the components. and then shipped all the pieces to the site and assembled it within 5 hours. Location:Dolly Cooper Park, Greenville, SC Time:April.2018 Teamwork with Garris Killingsworth, Katie Kowalski, Stevie Chen, Linette Green, Cameron McRae, Yibo Zeng, Russell Zimmerman, Elisa Sowell, Yi Huang, Xi Cao. Instructor: Blake Sanders Individual Contribution: Concept design of the kayak stand and rest area, draft of mile marker, lumber components cutting and processing in the woodshop, construction and assembly on the site. Link of Construction Record Video: https://cucsaw.wixsite.com/csaw/kayakresting

Performance scene through the square frame in the wall

Pre-assembly with the wall+ chairs

Performing Space: St. Julian Devine


05 OTHER WORKS-Sketches//Watercolor//Modeling//Photography

Pencil Sketch Exercise 2015.2

Watercolor: A morning in Xitang, Zhejiang, PRC. 2014.7


05 OTHER WORKS-Sketches//Watercolor//Modeling//Photography

1:1 Scale Handmade Model of Detailed Node Section in Glass Wall Teamwork with Feng CHEN, Jinfeng HANG, Xiao XIAO, Zijun WANG Individual contribution:Modeling of construction node, layout of final presentation 2016.4 Photography: Space in Long Museum,Westbund Shanghai, PRC. 2016.7

Pen Sketch Exercise 2014.9

Photography: Patio in Liangzhu Museum,Zhejiang, PRC. 2014.7


Wenpei Chen (Stevie) Email: wenpeic@g.clemson.edu, wenpei.chen658@gmail.com Telephone: (+1) 864-643-9686 Address: #110G, Sumter Ln, Central, South Carolina. 29630

EDUCATION Clemson University 08/2017-Present Master of Architecture (Expected Graduation Time: 05/ 2019) (Program track: Architecture+Community Build ) Vice President of the Graduate Architecture Student Partnership (GASP) 04/2018-Present Nanchang University Bachelor of Architecture (first year: Urban Planning concentration, Overall GPA: 3.37 (Rank 7/64) Minister of Technical Dept. & Reporter at Nanchang University English Broadcasting Station Minister of Dormitory Administration, Student Union, Sch. of Engineering and Architecture

09/2012-06/2017 09/2012-06/2016 09/2012-06/2014

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Visiting School, Architectural Association School of Architecture, Shanghai, China A nine-day intensive workshop focusing on the theme "specifiCITIES" and seeking possible solutions by using Processing, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper Paper "Brief Discussion on the Application of Humanization in Urban Residential Design" publication in the 17th issue of Urban Architecture, 2016. The paper primary introduces the general content of humanization design to satisfy the needs of residents. Survey of historic architecture in Jinxi, Jiangxi, China Digital drawing and modeling for a historic architecture for its future preservation

07/2016

06/2016 07/2015

INTERNSHIP Joeb Moore & Partners Working as an summer staff, whose duties include project and design support with rendering model making, award submission and diagramming. So far, I have been involved in making physical models (Laser-cut or 3D-Printing), photo-editting of modern residential projects in PS and Lightroom, and fixing floor plans in Archicad and diagramming for design concept.

06/2018-Present

Architectural Design Research Institute of Tongji University(Group) Co. Ltd, Nanchang Department Completed the elevation drawings of apartments in Jiuzhou Resettlement Housing Project Participated in the designing process of the factory transformation project in Xiaolan Industrial 07/2015-08/2015 Zone, mainly took charge of the transforming and design of the No. 1, 3, and 4 factories, and Attended the second-round presentation as an assistant with the principal architect

HONORS AND AWARDS Thomas B. Kendrick, Jr. Endowment Fellowship From Clemson University

2017-2018 Academic Year

Three Top-Class Academic Scholarships From Nanchang University Awarded top-class scholarship for general evaluation score ranking in the top 5% of the class

04/2013-09/2016

Five First-Class Academic Scholarships From Nanchang University Awarded first-class scholarship for general evaluation score ranking in the top 15% of the class

04/2013-09/2016

Excellent Student for Academic and Social Practice Title From Nanchang University Awarded this honor for a top ranking in academic grades and also taking an active part in diverse campus activities

SKILLS Language: Mandarin (native speaker), English (full professional proficiency) Hand-made modeling, watercolor, pencil sketch and laser cut. Software: Digital modelling& drawing: Autocad, Revit, Archicad, Rhinoceros (entry level) Rendering: Vray Others: Adobe Creative Suite( photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Audition), Microsoft Office

05/2016


Stevie Chen_Selected Work_2012-2018  

2018 Fall Internship

Stevie Chen_Selected Work_2012-2018  

2018 Fall Internship

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