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SELECTED WORKS # GSAPP

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

INTERSECTED EXPERIENCE

STONE ZHIYUAN CHENG


ABOUT Through the time I traveled and lived in different cities and countries, my knowledge of architecture and design, ways of critical thinking, research, and analysis are gradually formed based on those experiences. As for me, architecture embodies critical thinking about design and form, but it also incorporates a sophisticated consideration of the arts in order to have a clear manifesto. I have a strong feeling that every design is more than pure artwork; it is more like open research intertwined with both mine and other people’s experiences and feelings. This is an encouraging approach to contemplate architecture and design on a more social and practical basis. This portfolio marks my time and intersected experience through design and life.


EXPERIENCE 06/2019 – 08/2019 Relativity Architects, Los Angeles Design Intern Work on drafting Magic Castle at Los Angeles, cooperating with the Academy of Magical Arts and magician Jim Steinmeyer. Deliver communications with clients on multiple projects on W Jefferson Blvd, assist to host the Charrette for the future development of W Jefferson Blvd. Found the database of purchased properties along Jefferson Blvd. 12/2018 – 01/2019 GSAPP, Columbia University Project Assistant Work closely on special projects with the department and professors. Assisted professors with design of new research projects of architecture data visualization. Developed new optics for design spaces that included displacing space interior design, and creating furniture and architectural devices. Designed new novel displays for student models and devices that received department’s praises. 08/2016 – 07/2017 Tezign Information & Technology, Shanghai, China Media & Project Management Intern Assisted Daisy Guo to organize Tezign’s “Design Matters” event highlighting artificial intelligence. Helped to showcase Tezign’s work created for Starbucks, L’Oréal, Tencent and other top clients. Worked on articles about design to support the firm’s events and developed UI/UX Meetup event. Created profiles for 20 designer-client matches to help Tencent and Starbucks find UI/UX designers. Worked with 15+ designers to develop graphic design and UI/UX branding for Ping’an and Audi. 07/2015 – 09/2015 Xian Dai Architectural Design Group, Shanghai, China Design Intern Collaborated with team to create plans and urban design renderings for Jiading New City Project. Researched and analyzed site and context of the People’s Hospital located in Dongying, Shandong. Helped in designing the regional plans for Shougang Group, a world leading steel manufacturer. EDUCATION 2017-2020 Master of Architecture, Columbia University 2012-2017 Bachelor of Architecture, Shandong Jianzhu University


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SYMBIOSIS

LIBRARY OF IN-BETWEEN

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HOLLY PAST, SEASONAL PRESENT

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The Bronx is a birthplace of varieties of subcultures such as graffiti, extreme sports, and Hip-Hop music. Through the research of our site at Crotona Park in The Bronx, we figured out that the neighborhood is now facing a problem caused by the city development - it lost the individuality and its unique characters. Public space can be barely found, and people can hardly get out for outdoor activities such as skating. We wanted to create space for the happenings of these cultures and differentiate this housing project from the typical forms. The content of the project and the character it has are made exclusively for this neighborhood. The project is considered as a part of the urban space and an extension of public space. Housing units are embedded in a dense massing with courtyards and openings to gain access to open space. The strategy is to subtract varieties of volume from a compact massing to create different types of apertures and plazas, rather than merely arranging rooms.

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[PREMISE IMAGE I] Private shared space is used inefficiently. Skating, sporting, cycling are banned according to the rules. Once these activities are demolished, unhealthy gatherings occupation would take place. These are not public openings, and they are wastelands instead.

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[PREMISE IMAGE II] Public spaces are merging into urban space, the life of these spaces have become part of the street life. Ghetto, dangerous, boring are exact words to describe them. I figure that a type of in-between public space which talks to both private life and the urban area should be the main design task.

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The density of the figure-ground is transfer- The inverted space in this image shows the The inverted space in this image shows the ring from low to high along the train tracks open space of the high rise housing; this type public area that tends to be inward and closed. that go through the urban area. of space merges into the urban area.

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Block type 2 private public space

Block type 3 inward public space

Block type 4 public space is part of urban area


The project are combined with two parts: the first floor is totally accessible to the city, and the public space and community space helps to connect the upper floors. The open area such as playgrounds and libraries of the building gets rid of the walls and boundaries and becomes exterior covered space. They act as the medium in between the urban space and central courtyard, offer the chance for both residents in the building and from the neighborhood to share the moments of public life.

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Architecturally, we chose a dense massing and address public programs like a library, skateboard playground, gallery, and co-working space into different levels of the project; then we subtract several chunk volumes from the massing to create open space which is transparent to the city. There are no physical boundaries like doors and glass to separate different public space, that means all the public, the exterior covered area are all connected, people could quickly move from one to another. What is more, only the units and cores are designed as interior space. When people get out of their units, they are already in the extension of the city space.

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The plaza continues from the first level to the second level. By designing the plaza, we try to bring in the urban space and neighborhood scale into the housing project. Rather than using a plaza at the ground level as a welcome space that opens to the city, this move turns the public space from two dimensional to three dimensional and offers the upper-level continuity. Though all the units and public space are embedded in a compact massing to tell the unique characters of this housing project, its scale and design language, such as the pace of the facade, are still refined from the original urban elements.

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Training area

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Gallery Outdoor Bar

Exterior Terrace

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LIBRARY OF IN-BETWEEN


People sometimes will face dilemmas in their life. For reading books, it is hard to choose whether to learn in a library or to sit on the bench at the riverside park to enjoy both the warm sunlight and the book. I named this dilemma as the in-between situation of reading. Consider the project as the extension of the public space like parks and playgrounds at DUMBO. It aims at offering people the feeling of reading in-between, both physically and emotionally.

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This building is made up of three stripes of long and thin book stacks, 12 ft wide for each on average. Turing points added to each of the book stacks, make sure people would get different views while standing at different positions.

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Apertures cut through the book stacks make the stacks connect via platforms. By doing this, there are subtractive volumes that form the in-between space. When people stay in those exterior-covered space, the library creates the feeling of staying in the shelter with the exterior reading spaces.

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THE FLOATING MAZE


This project is an experimental study of the relationship between people and space. When we talk about architectural space, the existence of people is often ignored. Without people using the space, architecture would just become a meaningless combination of building materials. In this project, a large number of apertures have been created to capture views. The overlapping of apertures on different layers of walls creates different framing views, and people become a vital part of those framing views. Establishing a relationship between “seeing and being seen� among people in this building becomes the purpose of designing those spaces. This project seems to be a layer of veils between people and architectural space. To get a better comprehension of the space, people should figure out what is hiding under the veil.

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Designed as a complex of gallery and pier, this project is a solid white massing that anchors in the river, enclosed by thick chunks of walls with huge apertures on it, and a courtyard locates at the center of the building. The ramps connect different spaces inside the building. When people are walking along the riverside park next to the east river, the sophisticated space inside of the building will attract them. They would have the demand to see, to figure, and to feel.

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People are an essential element of the pier. As the project is designed to be a gallery, in which the time, the views, the weather and the activities of people compose the exhibitions. This gallery is a representation of the city. The city, the same as the building, is the container of people and their activities. The concept of the project is about making people aware of the beauties of the city and to figure out harmonies under the veil.

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When people start to walk along the ramps, they would only have one way to go. While there are various space to see, they may wonder what is behind the wall and what is hiding in the shadow. Different times, different seasons and different weathers will create different views inside of the pier.

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HOLY PAST, SEASONAL PRESENT

Group work with Tianyu Wang


I. A MID-SPACE OBJECT This semester-long research & design project is based on the history and story of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. In April of 1912 land was purchased on the southeast corner of Robinson Avenue and Ann Street. On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1913, the first Mass was celebrated in the new church. In 1920 Father Gallo purchased land opposite the church with the intention of erecting a parochial school. When Rev. Salvatore Celauro became pastor in 1947 he planned for a school by purchasing land adjacent to the original school property in order to build a one-story structure. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 23, 1950 and school opened on September 9, 1951. In the mid-1950’s Msgr. Celauro decided that a new church was needed when it became clear that it would be too expensive to repair the old church. Fundraising began in 1959, but with increasing construction costs, it was not until May 12, 1963 that the work on the new church and rectory began. The cornerstone was laid on December 6, 1964 and the first Mass in the new church was said on Christmas Eve, 1964. On October 29, 1978, The Sacred Heart Parish Center was opened to provide a place where wholesome, physical activity could be encouraged under the guidance of dedicated men and women. At 1992 Msgr. Valastro purchased the building at 319 Broadway which became the Activity Center for bingo games and meetings.

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There are totally three properties that belong to Sacred Heart Church - Sacred Heart School and the Activity Center. During our site visit the reserved space of parking lots and the front door drop-off grabbed our attraction. While the church itself located at downtown area of Newburgh, which is formed by pedestrian streets and walkable neighbors, why there are such amount of parking lots? Also this round church is well designed and it significantly standouts from the local neighborhoods. Acting as a mid-space object, a monument, this church gives us a feeling that it doesn’t just serve the local scale. Thus we started our research from the history and local context of the church, then extended to cityscale to learn more about its traffic system, land use and its background.

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According to our research, the percentage of non-Hispanic white people in the region of Newburgh mainly spreads around the rural area of Newburgh. As the catholic church serves Italian-American and people who speak Italian, the only nine percent of non-Hispanic people living in downtown Newburgh are apparently not the mainstream according to the data shown in the diagram. Therefore driving and highway system becomes the essential factors which influence the formation of the church network. The green lines in the diagram refer to the main highways which connect the rural area to downtown Newburgh. Thus the following research and design would be based on this network. The mapping diagram shows the location of the main cities where people would drive to Sacred Heart Church. They are from Beacon, Ne Windsor, Cornwall, Marlboro, and Montgomery. The church is located at the center of this network.

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Both the sets of paintings and the line works reveal the evolution of the Sacred Heart Church at Newburgh. Started from 1902, the first generation of Italian built the old church. Around 1950, a property that across the street was bought as the Sacred Heart School. Then the year was 1963, the old church was demolished. A monument as a mid-space object took the original place and became the Sacred Heart Church. It was at that time the highways and vehicles turned out to be popular, therefore the church transferred form serving the local scale to a large regional scale. In 1992 a new property was bought as the activity center. The evolution of the Sacred Heart Church not only shows the development of the properties and road system, but reveals the expanding of the religious monument from a corner church to a regional-center object.

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Under the consideration of transfer the church functionality form regional scale back to local scale, we decide to choose different geographic and topologies as certain sites and contexts to design small churches based on specific local conditions.

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To our knowledge and accessible research, farmlands which located around Newburgh become the first choice. The design idea is to combine the farmland function together with the church infrastructure, forming seasonal religious space while improves the production quality.

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II. THE ANNUAL RING As the function of the church has been dispersed into farmlands to activate the community network and form seasonal religious space, the role of Sacred Heart Church at Newburgh needs to be redefined. While under the consideration which the regional communities are served by seasonal churches, we decided to bring regional farm network back to urban area of Newburgh. Therefore the building of Sacred Heart Church becomes the essential element of activating the network. Referring to the vehicular network and the two phases that the church transferring from a corner church to a mid-space object, a market place needs to be designed to serve the regional area. Thus the old church turns from an object into an open space market. A big rooftop covers the whole block with the light structure supporting it, while the significant round roof of the Sacred Heart Church is moved. The demolishing of the round canopy is the move that redefines the character of the building, it not only inverts the space inside-out but decentralizes the monumental object to return it back to the city.

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The steeple and canopy are demolished and the church turns into a open courtyard.

After research into typical catholic churches, I found that as an object, a monument, a church, the canopy and steeple are two obvious elements. To turn this midspace object into a local service area, not only the canopy needs to be moved, but the site needs to be filled with duplicated elements to weaken the sense of monumental. After doing this, the site will open to the local area.

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Strategically located off the highway, the original church and its ground are then turned into farmer’s market bringing fresh local products to the city of Newburgh. The market place which is based on the site and context of Sacred Heart Church is a service place offering local community food and farm products. Without the round canopy of the church, the original interior religious space is inverted into an exterior courtyard, acting as a multi-use space serving the whole market. Covered by a lightweight flat rooftop, the market place is formed as an exterior-covered space, which is constructed upon thin columns. The old church played as a servant role that offered regional communities religious service, while the market place is built for local people to serve themselves. Similar to the orchard church, the progress of the market is split into four seasons. The Starting Season is around Christmas when the whole area would be used to sell pine trees. Then comes the Building Season, there would be recycled bin for used pine trees, people start to use trunks to build facades of the market. This process goes together with the blossom and harvest season, when the market would be set for selling agricultural products. As this annual cycle moves along, local communities could build their own market piece by piece, season by season.

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Market Detail

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The network contains both food production and other agricultural production such as pine trees and flowers. Those producers play important roles, their merchandise would help local people of Newburgh to build and run the market based on the Sacred Heart Church.

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HOUDINI ROOM RENOVATION Location: Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles Team: Relativity Architects Contribution: Site Survey, Sketch plan, Set of CAD drawings including demolition plan, wall finish plan, TDE, RCP, elevations and furniture design collaborated with Jim Steinmeyer.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

DEMOLITION LEGEND

SERVICE CORRIDOR

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ALLOW FOR PLASTIC SEAL AT OPEN AREAS. TO BE APPROVED & DISCUSSED W/ CLIENT.

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REMOVE LARGE PIECES WITH CARE, AT DIRECTION OF CLIENT

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REMOVE (E) FIREPLACE & ANY BUILDOUTS TO FINISH EXT. WALL

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PROJECT :

MAGIC CASTLE HOUDINI ROOM 7001 FRANKLIN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

TITLE: DEMOLITION

SCALE:

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

4 21 CO LY T O N STREET, 2ND FLOOR, LOS ANGELES C A 9 0 0 1 3 P: 310.573.4300

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

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LOCATE REGISTERS AND LIGHTING FIXTURES WITHIN GRID LINES. CENTER SPRINKLER HEADS, SPEAKERS, RECESSED FIXTURES, AND SIMILAR CEILING ELEMENTS IN ACOUSTICAL UNITS, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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TITLE: REFLECTED CEILING PLAN MAGIC CASTLE HOUDINI ROOM PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION SCALE: 3/8"=1'-0" 7001 FRANKLIN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

FURNITURE GENERAL NOTES

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

SERVICE CORRIDOR

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Furniture Plan PROJECT :

MAGIC CASTLE HOUDINI ROOM 7001 FRANKLIN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

TITLE: FURNITURE

SCALE: 3/8"=1'-0"

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THANK YOU email: stonebigc@outlook.com

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GSAPP Architecture Portfolio 2020  

This portfolio includes selected works from Columbia GSAPP, 2017-2020

GSAPP Architecture Portfolio 2020  

This portfolio includes selected works from Columbia GSAPP, 2017-2020

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