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A pen,  sketchbook  and  a  camera  from   me  to   me,  those  were  essen al  tools,  which  followed  me  around  during  travelling  to  different  places,  I  was  always  interested  in  and  wonder  to  know  why  different   building  styles  happen  in  different  places.  I  used  camera  to  shoot  the  building,  using  pen  and  sketchbook  to  record  the  detail  of  the  styles  by  insigh ul  observa on.  Un l  when  I  read  a  book,  which  was  about   most  ancient  buildings  have  gradient  roof  in  south  of  China  because  it  always  rain  heavily  there,  but  buildings  in  northern  is  drought  rela vely,  so  most  of  buildings  were  constructed  with  flat  roof,  then  I  was   pleasantly  surprised  to  learn  the  style  of  buildings  can  be  influenced  by  climate,  which  a ract  me  more  to  interest  in  and  study  architecture.   pleasa Fortunately,   my   Founda on   course   qualifica on   gave   me   an   opportunity   to   study   architecture,   which   taught   me   architecture   is   not   only   design   styles   of   buildings,   but   it   also   is   the   design   of   people’s   life   and   future.  Winston  Churchill  once  said  that  "we  shape  our  buildings,  therea er  they  shape  us",  which  briefly  and  brilliantly  give  me  a  sense  what  is  architecture,  not  just  in  designing  the  physical  world,  but  also  in   affec ng  the  people  and  communi es  that  are  shaped  by  those  designs.  We  are  using  crea on  skills  to  shape  buildings,  which  can  be  enlightened  and  influenced  by  climate,  geography,  culture,  economy,  polity,   history   and   technology;   therea er   they   passively   strive   to   improve   quality   of   people’s   lives   and   strengthen   communi es.   All   of   these   reveal   the   important   role   that   architects   have,   which   allure   me   gradually   hi desire  to  be  an  architect,  because  architects  have  the  chance  to  create  an  enduring  mark  on  the  world.   During  process  of  working  on  the  different  projects,  I  gradually  gained  a  powerful  skill  of  enlightenment  and  crea on  by  previous  experience,  an  intriguing  ability  evolving  from  our  originali es  and  perspec ves.   When  formula ng  my  own  unique  crea ons,  I  learned  I  should  proof  how  my  ideas  can  be  achieved  in  real  world,  therefore  I  may  need  to  make  some  models,  diagrams  to  analyse  and  create  a  parallel  between   our  imagina on  and  the  world  in  which  we  live.  Each  project  I  have  done  allowed  my  passion  to  evolve  further,  hence  a  more  advanced  level  is  determined  by  my  decision.  Architecture  gave  me  a  faith  that  I   can  achieve  new  heights,  which  ac ng  as  a  founda on  for  success  and  fulfilment  for  my  future,  and  it  works  as  a  potent,  influen al  force  in  my  life,  which  has  given  me  a  sense  of  direc on  and  meaning.  It  is  my   can passion  for  Architecture,  which  acts  as  a  catalyst  for  inspira on  to  give  me  with  a  sense  of  ambi on  and  desire. By  the  par cipa ng  pavilion  group  project  last  year,  I  experienced  group  working  and  prac ce  an  actual  project  for  our  clients.  We  were  authorized  by  Na onal  Trust  to  build  a  pavilion  in  Winter  Park,  we  created   our  idea  for  client’s  requests,  considering  the  construc on  technology  with  exis ng  site,  we  worked  as  group  and  use  everybody’s  analyse  and  thought  to  correct  and  improve  again  and  again  to  make  sure  it   would  definitely  work  in  real  space.  Finally  we  got  sa sfac on  from  our  clients.  This  experience  taught  me  some  knowledge  I  never  cannot  learn  from  class,  which  is  how  buildings  get  built  in  the  social  sense,   because  an  approval  process  must  be  gone  through  by  public  and  private  with  design  review  boards,  planning  and  building  departments,  neighborhood  associa ons,  and  other  community  groups.  All  of  these   be experiences  gave  me  more  confidence  to  work  on  architecture  in  the  future.   My  main  hobby  is  travelling,  because  I  can  have  fun,  and  whilst  I  can  know  more  knowledge  about  local  condi ons,  culture  and  architecture  in  different  places.  Personally  I  prefer  to  view  a  structure  in  person,   because  it  is  substan ally  more  potent  than  a  mere  image,  so  I  have  been  travelling  a  lot  throughout  Europe  these  years.  I  travelled  with  my  school  to  Germany  this  year,  which  is  a  birthplace  of  architecture.   Buildings  such  as  Mercedes-­‐Benz  Museum  give  me  a  new  sense  about  visi ng  route,  the  double  helix  structure  has  brought  a  special  "two"  set  tour  route  from  top  to  bo om  to  contribute  the  circula on;  the   design  of  Jewish  Museum  also  let  me  experience  how  the  space  to  express  the  emo on,  a  labyrinth  compression  narrow  closed  space  design,  as  well  as  cu ng-­‐shaped,  dark  ligh ng  are  deliberately  arranged   design to  make  visitors  feel  a  sense  of  history  of  the  Jews  in  Germany  is  full  of  difficul es  and  challenges  through  space.  All  of  these  experiences  during  travelling  has  broadened  my  horizons  and  opened  up  my  mind.   On  many  occasions,  I  u lise  ICT  facili es  such  as  CAD,  Sketchup  or  Rhino,  in  order  to  release  and  present  the  flow  of  ideas  in  my  mind.  This  contrast  of  leisure  and  learning  enables  me  to  develop  a  clear  sense   of  balance  within  my  life.   In  my  opinion,  my  passion  for  architecture  has  determined  my  career  in  the  future,  and  I  desire  to  enhance  my  knowledge  of  architecture,  in  order  to  strive  to  be  an  real  architect  for  crea ng  posi ve  changes   in  our  community.  Therefore  I  believe  Master  course  of  Architecture  is  my  second  part  of  journey,  it  can  give  me  more  professional  skills  by  challenge  my  crea ve  poten al,  and  I  am  expec ng  to  par cipa ng   in  a  rewarding,  self  fulfilling  course.   A  pen,  sketchbook  and  a  camera  from   me  to   me,  those  were  essen al  tools,  which  followed  me  around  during  travelling  to  different  places,  I  was  always  interested  in  and  wonder  to  know  why  different   building  styles  happen  in  different  places.  I  used  camera  to  shoot  the  building,  using  pen  and  sketchbook  to  record  the  detail  of  the  styles  by  insigh ul  observa on.  Un l  when  I  read  a  book,  which  was  about   most  ancient  buildings  have  gradient  roof  in  south  of  China  because  it  always  rain  heavily  there,  but  buildings  in  northern  is  drought  rela vely,  so  most  of  buildings  were  constructed  with  flat  roof,  then  I  was   pleasantly  surprised  to  learn  the  style  of  buildings  can  be  influenced  by  climate,  which  a ract  me  more  to  interest  in  and  study  architecture.   pleasa Fortunately,   my   Founda on   course   qualifica on   gave   me   an   opportunity   to   study   architecture,   which   taught   me   architecture   is   not   only   design   styles   of   buildings,   but   it   also   is   the   design   of   people’s   life   and   future.  Winston  Churchill  once  said  that  "we  shape  our  buildings,  therea er  they  shape  us",  which  briefly  and  brilliantly  give  me  a  sense  what  is  architecture,  not  just  in  designing  the  physical  world,  but  also  in   affec ng  the  people  and  communi es  that  are  shaped  by  those  designs.  We  are  using  crea on  skills  to  shape  buildings,  which  can  be  enlightened  and  influenced  by  climate,  geography,  culture,  economy,  polity,   history   and   technology;   therea er   they   passively   strive   to   improve   quality   of   people’s   lives   and   strengthen   communi es.   All   of   these   reveal   the   important   role   that   architects   have,   which   allure   me   gradually   hi desire  to  be  an  architect,  because  architects  have  the  chance  to  create  an  enduring  mark  on  the  world.   A  pen,  sketchbook  and  a  camera  from   me  to   me,  those  were  essen al  tools,  which  followed  me  around  during  travelling  to  different  places,  I   was  always  interested  in  and  wonder  to  know  why  different  building  styles  happen  in  different  places.  I  used  camera  to  shoot  the  building,  using   pen  and  sketchbook  to  record  the  detail  of  the  styles  by  insigh ul  observa on.  Un l  when  I  read  a  book,  which  was  about  most  ancient  buildings   have  gradient  roof  in  south  of  China  because  it  always  rain  heavily  there,  but  buildings  in  northern  is  drought  rela vely,  so  most  of  buildings  were   constructed  with  flat  roof,  then  I  was  pleasantly  surprised  to  learn  the  style  of  buildings  can  be  influenced  by  climate,  which  a ract  me  more  to   con interest  in  and  study  architecture.   Fortunately,  my  Founda on  course  qualifica on  gave  me  an  opportunity  to  study  architecture,  which  taught  me  architecture  is  not  only  design   styles  of  buildings,  but  it  also  is  the  design  of  people’s  life  and  future.  Winston  Churchill  once  said  that  "we  shape  our  buildings,  therea er  they   shape  us",  which  briefly  and  brilliantly  give  me  a  sense  what  is  architecture,  not  just  in  designing  the  physical  world,  but  also  in  affec ng  the  people   xinswi 2611@gmail.com    +447833459396 and  communi es  that  are  shaped  by  those  designs.  We  are  using  crea on  skills  to  shape  buildings,  which  can  be  enlightened  and  influenced  by   climate,   geography,   culture,   economy,   polity,   history   and   technology;   therea er   they   passively   strive   to   improve   quality   of   people’s   lives   and   clim

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Xin Bi EDUCATION

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Address: Apartment 124  City  South 39  City  Road  East Manchester  M15  4QE

MANCHESTER SCHOOL  OF  ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY  OF  MANCHESTER Manchester,  UK September  2010  -­‐  July  2013

BA(Hons) Architecture

Courses already  taken  include: Design  Studio,   tudi Technology  and  Humanity Key  projects  involved: Final  year  exhibi on,  Final  year  project  “Media  Hub”,  224   pavilion,  Gothic  Museum&Gallery,  Light  Pavilion,  etc. Degree:  expected  2:1

INTO MANCHESTER

Manchester, UK September  2007  -­‐  July  2008 Se

Interna onal Founda on  Year

Course taken  include: Mathema cs,  Futher  Mathema cs,  Physics,  ICT  and  English

EXPERIENCE FINAL YEAR  EXHIBITION &ACTIVITIES Manchester,  UK

224 PAVILION  DESIGN  &  CONSTRUCTION Manchester,  UK October  2011  -­‐  November  2011

Pavilion Construc on

Par cipated in  a  pavilion  project  for  Dunham  Massey  winter  garden,  authorized   by  the  Na onal  Trust.

LIGHT PAVILION  DESIGN

Manchester, UK September  2013  -­‐  October  2013

Light pavilion  design  team  

Par cipated in  light  pavilion  project  design  for  Ruby  Lounge.

AMSTERDAM STUDY  TRIP

Amsterdam, Netherlands November  2010 Par cipated  the  Amsterdam  study  trip  which  is  guided  by  school,  in  order  to   visit  famous  architecture  works.

BERLIN URBANISM  RESEARCH  -­‐  BERLIN  STUDY  TRIP

Construc on Assemble

Berlin, Germany November  2013 Par cipated  the  Berlin  urbanism  research  which  is  based  on  Berlin  study  trip,  a   group  assignment  essay  has  been  done  to  inves gate  Berlin’s  urbanism.

DMP ARCHITECTS,  LLC

EUROPE STUDY  TRIP

April 2013  -­‐  June  2013

Video making  

Par cipated in  exhibi on’s  video  and  audio  making.

Beijing, China June  2012  -­‐  August  2012

Architectural Assistant

Par cipated in  the  project  of  Huawei  Beijing  Department

France, Spain,  Slovinia,  Italy June  2011  -­‐  July  2011 Travelled  many  European  countries  such  as  Spain,  Italy,  France,  Slovenia  to  see   different  architecture,  also  appreciated  UK  architecture  by  travelling  during   studying  in  UK.


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LANGUAGES

Mandarin: Mother  tongue Cantonese:  Intermediate English:  Excelent  Fluent

SOFTWARES

Microso Office Adobe  Photoshop ho Adobe  Illustrator Adobe  Indesign Autodesk  AutoCAD Autodesk  3ds  Max Autodesk  Ecotect  Analysis Revit  Architecture Rhinoceros Rhinoce Sketchup Imovie GarageBand

Mac +  PC  Pla orms

Address: Apartment 124  City  South 39  City  Road  East Manchester  M15  4QE

OTHER TELEPHONE CAMPAIGN  -­‐  INTERNATIONAL   EXPERIENCE OFFICE  OF  THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  MANCHESTER Part  -­‐   me  job

Manchester, UK March  2013  -­‐  Present March  2012  -­‐  June  2012 March  2010  -­‐  June  2010

Telephone Caller

Worked for  the  Interna onal  Office  in  the  University  of   Manchester  talked  with  offer  holder  by  phone,  answered   their  general  ques on  and  helped  them  with  their   applica on. Experienced  to  work  with  different  na onali es’  colleagues,   and  could  provide  good  customer  service  for  clients  and  also   could  well  handle  complaints.

NEW SAMSI  JAPANESE  RESTAURANT Part  -­‐   me  job

Manchester, UK April  2011  -­‐  October  2012

General Waitress  &  Cashier Gene

The role  was  to  serve  and  order  food  for  customers  with   smile.  Experienced  to  work  in  the  restaurant  contribute  me   to  be  more  social  and  able  to  talk  and  chat  with  different   people.


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