PORTFOLIO Design & Architecture 陳天健 | Chen,Tian-Jian M.Arch 1, GIA, National Chiao Tung University Selected works 2015-2018
Education Now 08.2015 06.2014 09.2010
陳天健 Chen, Tian - Jian 9th Jan 1992
Taipei, Taiwan email@example.com +886 933 177 277
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MArch 1, Grad. Inst. of Architecture National Chiao Tung University
Dep. of Civil Engineering National Taiwan University
Professional Experience 08.2017 07.2017 07.2015 08.2014 06.2014 03.2014 08.2012 07.2012
Chang-Yi Interior Design Co., Ltd.
Alternative Military Service
Dep. of Architecture Management, Taitung Country Gov.
Huang Hsiou Chuang Architects
Huang Hsiou Chuang Architects
Extracurricular Activities 03.2018 09.2017
12.2017 09.2017 07.2017 03.2017
06.2014 12.2013 02.2012 03.2012
Floating Boundaries - GIA Project Review 2018
Exhibition Space Design & Synesthesia Acitvity Site Planning
Workshop : Academic Exchanges in Architecture Schools
Food-Print Landscape Workshop : Winery Edition Workshop with Politecnico di Milano in Italy
Competition 3rd Place
Sunty Architecture Investment Competition
GIA Field Trip to Vietnam Industrial Designer
Li Cro De, Team in NTU Garage
Best Bridge Design Award
Interchool Cooperation Bridge Workshop
01 02 03 04 05
Fear of Decay
Memorial Hall of City Remains
North Hsinchu Train Station Rebuild
Housing for 100 Families
Light up Old Town
Installations on Old Town Streets
Parametric Definition of Tensegrity
Ripid Assembly and Auto-molded Structure
01 | Fear of Decay
_ Memorial Hall of City Remains
Historical build i ngs reco rd c i ty memo ri es . But as t im e goe s b y, h i sto ri ca l b ui ld i ngs are being w eat h ered , ero d ed , co lla p s ed , and disappeared i n th e end . T h i s memo ri a l hall t ried to reco rd th e p ro ces s o f th es e c i ty m em ories f rom ex i st to d i s a p p ea r. "Fear is y ou can ex p ect th at y o u w o uld get hurt or pain but ca n't a vo i d i t . " Just li ke our fear of Th is p ro ject sta rted fo rm o ur experience of fea r, i llnes s , a gi ng, a nd d eath , t ring to express th i s k i nd o f th i s feeli ng a nd t ranslate it to a tecto ni c vo ca b ula r y.
Fear of Decay _ Limit of Wax Membrane Studies "Fear is external force combat against balance and cause irreversible damage to original stable state."
Wax is a special material. After heating wax to over 64â„ƒ and then cool down, wax will solidfy and product a thin membrane. This thin membrane is plastic, extensibility and destructible. The limit of this material properties can be recorded during the solidfy process .
There are three main variations : Temperature, density and spacing destence. Variation 01 | Temperature (Time)
Variation 02 | Density
Variation 03 | Spacing Destence
Due to synthesize these different variation, I use a 90cm Ă— 90cm board, which divided to 16 equal squares, and double layer frames to control these three variations.
There are five sizes iron wires to define different spacing distances and density. All
the wires were tied on one of two frames, the upper one will be pull up earlier and
the lower one later. So in the end wax will show servial forms due to different initial condictions. Step1 | Heat Wax & Pour into Mold
Step2 | Pull up First Layer
Step3 | Pull up Second Layer
Mask of Surrounding Projection _ Membrane Structure Development The limit distance of extending wax
The next study try to develop a surface
through its limit and achieve longer
method is soak net into hot wax and
membrane is about 5 cm. Due to break span, I repeated heating-stretching-
cooling process to accumulate extending length.
Membrane Extending Study
structure to cover a specific space. The colding it on site. After the wax dried,
just reverse the surface and we can get a arched wax surface.
Membrane Surface Study
1_Net Weaving 1 | Net Weaving
Weave two layer of nets. Weave two layer of nets. Link these nets with six anchor points by rope.
Link these nets with six anchor points by rope.
2_First Soaking 2 | First Soaking
Soak first layer net ( the Put net up while wax is going to solidfy. red one ) in hot wax. Put net up while wax is going to solidfy.
3_First Forming 3 | First Forming
Put net net in the site. Put in the site. Cold down to fall into a partten.
Cold down to fall into a partten.
4_Second Soaking 4 |Reverse Second Soaking upside
Reverse upside down. Soak second layer Soak second layer net ( the green onenet ) in hot wax. net up while wax is going to solidfy. ( Put the green one ) in hot wax.
Put net up while wax is going to solidfy.
5_Second Forming 5 | Second Forming
Put net in the site. Put net in the site.
Cold down to fall into a partten. Cold down to fall into a partten.
The site of this project is Banyan tree's
roots with abundance of texture. The first step is to analyse the texture of roots.
Accroading to the analysis, the size and height between iron wire and surface datum of each unit can be decided. By adjusting these two variation,
this wax surface can fit different site
Represent the texture of roots by adjusting the iron wire size of each unit.
Adjust the height of each unit by the size. The height is in inverse ratio with size.
Memorial Hall of City Remains Pro d ucin g a n d Cont inuit y
C o mmemo rati o n a nd Ro uti ne
so there are lots of monuments. These historic buildings
closer to people's lives.
Keelung is one of the earliest developed areas in Taiwan, are the living scenes of early natives and unite the memory of collective life. However, as time went by, these historic
buildings slowly weathered and eventually disappeared. Up to now, part of the historic buildings left only a small part of the remains for condolences.
Apart from public buildings, private buildings are actually Unfortunately, these private buildings often disappear without any trace and will never be remembered.
C o mp o s i ti o n a nd O p eni ng
This Site is coverd on the Tianliao River as an open space for public use. Next to this site is Keelung port, cultural
center and bus transit center, all of these are important
public facilities. This project will maintain opening and link surrounding programs.
Therefore, this project raises the ground to a new ground
level, hiding the service programs underground. Then insert the two main volume, one is for exhabition and another for
public programs, such as library and auditorium. In the end, a huge membrane roof cover whole block, so there will be a Site Plan
semi-open space on the platform.
Port Authority Cultural Center Keelung Port
Bus Transit Center
1 _ Keep Space Opening
Membrane Structure 2 _ Raise Ground Level
3 _ Commemoration & Routine Membrane
4 _ Raise Program Edge
Routine Volumn First Floor
Second Floor - Library
Third Floor - Library
Commemoration Volumn First Floor
- Exhibition Wall Ground Floor
5 _ Membrane Cover
- Exhibition Rooms Platform
- Bookstore - Cafe
Ground Floor - Office
- Seminar 10
01 | Auditoriun
02 | Exhibition Room 03 | Seminor 04 | Office
05 | Archives
Ground Floor Plan
06 | Backstage 07 | Toilet 08 | Pool
11 | Auditoriun 12 | Bookstore
First Floor Plan
13 | Cafe
14 | Observation Platform 15 | Desk
21 | Library 22 | Desk
Second Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan
23 | Office 24 | Toilet
31 | Library
In the end of the exhibition, visitors will arrival the center of exhibition venue, where is a space with monuments. By removing the cover on river, this space is filled with sounds and reflections of water. Here is a towering mounment in the middle and a memorial wall with a ramp around it.
A - A' Section 13
The first floor is a raised new datum. People can walk through, take a rest, read books or drink cup of coffee here- just as they used to do. Here was an open square, and it will be the same from now on.
B - B' Section 14
02 | Living Section
_ North Hsinchu Train Station Rebuild
T h i s ne w tra i n stati o n t r i e d to c h a nge fro m th e s i t u at i o n th at a ll th e b ui ld i ngs a l o n g th e ra i lwa y a lwa y s co n f ro n t ra i lwa y w i th th ei r ba c k facad e to let th e li vi ng s cenes o p e n to ra i lwa y s i d e. C o nne ct i n g stati o n a nd oth er p ro g r m s b y a ne w h i gh co rri d or to red efi ne th e ele vati o n al o n g th e ra i lwa y, tra ns late t he l o cal li vi ng s cenes to th e i n bo u n d i ma ges fo r th e p eo p le j u st a rri ve th i s p la ce.
Reverse Urban Facade
Main Activity Area
Railway 1 | Oriangal buildings face railway with their back
Reverse the situation that all buildings face railway with their back, open
main living area to the railway side.
Add a high corridor as a new street to connect buildings and activate local
activities. Main Volumns configurated
vertical to the railway so that all kinds
of life scenes can be seen on the train. The high corridor connects Dong-
Main Activity Area
2 | Flip main activity area and open to railway
guang Road Bridge, Gong-dao 5th Road
Bridge, station and various buildings. All programs configurated vertical to the
railway as life window that people can watch on the train.
Main Activity Area
3 | Connectn every building with high corridor and activate railway side facade
4 | Programs configurated vertical to the railway as life window
6 | Main activities in every buildings
configurated vertical to the railway
5 | High corridor connect all programs
7 | Activities translates to spaces as life scans 18
Urban Strategy There are three major groups around
the site: schools on the north, Hsinchu
Science and Technology Campus on the southeast, and the residential area on the south of the site.
On the east side is Tou-chien River. Due to the lack of sports center, this project develop this riverside green belt as a sports park.
In order to satisfy the demand of these groups, six major programs : stations, libraries, community activity centers, open space , shopping streets and
office are configurated from west to
east in sequence. The stations also coconstructed with Dong-guang Road Bridge, hotels and parking lots.
開放空間/商店街 Commercial 住宅 Residential 農田 Frrms
科技商業區 Technology 車站 Station
Traffic Solution This station are co-constructed with
train (TRA), light rail (LRT), road bridge, parking lot and hotel. All the cars drop
passenger off on the ground floor, except cars come from downtown
through Dong-guang Road Bridge. Restaurant To Downtown Train Station Waiting Bay
To High Corridor
Third floor is main station floor,
connecting with TRA platform, LRT
platform, hotel lobby and high corridor.
Dong-guang Train Platform
Road Bridge LRT Platform
Station Exit Car Flow
Paid Area Lane
To Science Park 20
Open Space Commercial
Open Space Commercial
High Corridor Level Plan (+1080cm)
Restaurant Hotel Enterance
Bike Parking Parking
Station 1F Plan
Hotel Standard Floor Plan
03 | Settlement Necklace _ Housing for 100 Families
Start ing from t radit ional H a k ka nes e S a n-ho -y uan, t h e quadrangle h o us e wi t h court yard,t h is proje ct reo rga ni zed the relat h iosh ip bet w een fa mi li es , sett lem ents and com m uni ty. S i x fam ilies sh are a cour tya rd a nd b ecom e a t w o -stor y sett lement uni t . Th en sett lem ents are co nnected w i th ea ch ot h er t h rough a ramp to co mp o s e co mm unit y and creat co -li vi ng li fe sty le.
The main volumn is located on the northeast
SUMMER SOLSTICE EQUINOXES
side of the site to resist the strong monsoon
in winter. The main opening of the volumn is
oriented toward the southwest side so that the
southwest monsoon in summer can flow in. The
height of volumn decreases from north to south to make sure the open space enclosed in the middle is plenty of sunlight.
South 6AM,MAR/SEP 21
Summer Wind Rose
Winter Wind Rose
Solar Path Diagram
Class Room Community Activity Space
Stage Meeting Room Plaza Waterfront Space
A B B’
6F (+2000cm) 5F (+1670cm)
6F (+1780cm) 5F (+1450cm)
2F (+680cm) 4F (+1010cm) 3F (+680cm) 1F (+350cm)
Apartments for Original Residents
Apartments for Youth Entrepreneurship 9
There are 3 these apartment unit configure like a U-shape on the second floor of each settlement. In the middle is a co-working space connected with co-living courtyard through stairs. Each apartment links co-working space with its studio, so people can work and live together to increase their creativity.
10 7 7
3 Living Roome
6 Double Room 7 Single Room 8 Bathroom
9 Housework Balcony
These apartments are on the top of the volumn. These settlements are composed by original residents. To maintain their living habit, every family has their own foreyard, and all foreyard are connected with courtyard to maintain their co-living relationships.
1 Co-working Space 4 Dinning Room
1 Co-living Courtyard
3 Living Room
4 Dinning Room 5 Kitchen
6 Main Bedroom
9 Housework Balcony
Apartments for Elderly & Youth Co-living 12
There are 3 these apartment unit configure like a U-shape on the first floor of each settlement. Every house links co-living plaza with lounge, which displays their daily life and makes neighborhoods very easy to join with each other.
1 Co-living Plaza
2 Co-livilg Courtyard 3 Lounge
4 Living Room
5 Dinning Room
6 Kitchen 8
7 Elderly bedroom 8 Youth bedroom 9 Bathroom
10 Accessible Bathroom 11 Housework Balcony 12 Balcony
Townhouse for Original Residents
3 Living Room
4 Dinning Room 5 Kitchen
6 Main Bedroom 7 Bedroom
9 Laundry Room
These townhouse are designed based on traditional Taiwanese street house. The first floor is family living space and second floor is rooms for personal life.
04 | Light up Old Town _ Installations on Old Town Streets
S o me areas in Taich ung old to w n a re quite dif ferent bet w een d a y a n d n igh t . For exam ple, space th at on ce flourish ed, such as t h eaters , or a vacant building w here o w ners di dn ' t release t h eir use righ ts . T h es e s pa ces cause t h e dist ricts in th e o ld to wn becom e dark and horr i b le a fter n ig htfall. We a re concerned about t he la c k of l i g hts and potent ial problems i n the s e areas. We t r y to create b ri gh t s pots and provide regional vi ta li ty a n d pedest rian safet y in t h es e a rea s b y b u ilding installat ions in b ui ld i ngs . T hese installat ions arouse th e pu b l i c to be w illing and have th e oppo rt unit y to access to t hes e s pa ce.
Partner : Wang, Li-Wen Wu, Chun-Kuan
Luxury United Theater (Abandoned space)
The second market (dark area in night)
Backpack 41 Hostel (use right unreleased)
The abaodoned buildings in the old town, the vacant
Starting from a small space, the light reaches into the
the unused areas after nightfall changes caused streets dark
stretching out into the surrounding streets. At the same
buildings where owners didn't release their use rights, or and old.
By inserting these rapidly-deploying light installations into old town streets, we lighted up these areas and set new
program. The light from the nodes begins to creep into the street to make the old town vitality and energetic.
building's openings: doors, windows, and stairs, then
time, the interaction between people and networks in the
space will be transmitted to the streets to change the state of light and shadow. When this installation is considered as an architectural strategy, empty areas in the city will be lit, and the increasing of these units will connects each other and become the light corridor of night city.
Mechanism Through the person's involvement, the form of the installation is affected, and the number of intervenors can change
the form of the eight types. Responsive
activity through the pulleys and nets can affect the status of the streets.
Day and Night
The composition of nets and PET bottles represent two models : the day and the night. In the daytime, the structure of
the bottles was concealed and revealed the appearance of the nets. At night,
the shape of nets was concealed and
revealed the new labdscape created by the light of light bottles.
Anchor Eye Screw
0.5mm Wire 3" Screw 3" Washer 3" Nut
3v LED (white)
150P Nylon Thread
100P Nylon Thread 50ml Bottle Embryo
5ml Fluorescent Solution 5mm Steel Ball
330ml PET Bottle
60mm Snashackle 24.73kg Galvanized Spring 2" Rope Clip 2" Steel Cable
Triangular Iron Sheet Black Net
05 | Parametric Definition of Tensegrity _ Rapid Assembly and Auto-molded Structure
Re s ea rch Pa r t ne r : W u, Ch un- Kua n
In the past , experim entat ions and p h y s i ca l mo d els a re neces s a r y to de s i g n tensegrit y st ruct ures. I t's i neffi c i ent to ma ke p h y s i ca l ma d els b e ca u s e of com plexit y and large a mo unt o f elements .
T his stu dy t r y to define a parametri c d efi ni ti o n o f tens egri ty b y d i gi ta l to ol s. Th erefore a certain tensegri ty ca n b e d efi ned th ro ugh pa ra meters a n d material propert ies. Th is tens egri ty s y stem a re p reca sti ng, ea s y ly to tra n s por t , rapid assem bly, and a uto -mo ld ed . 38
1-2 | Upper layer units geometry
1-1 | Lower layer units geometry
This study use kangaroo2 of grasshopper to simulate the physical properties of the tensegrity system.
In the beginning we tried to define a basic unit. The
grasshopper components are divided into three parts. First, we use geometry to simulate the form of tensegrity.
Second, use Length and Strength component to apply
mechanical properties of the line segment to simulate rigid bars and ropes.
Third, convert the data generated by Bouncy Slover's GoalFunction Output back to real geometry, the
geometric properties of lines and pipes would be given. Furthermore, we tried to replace the lower layer
ropes with a film, and the structure was arched by the different strength of tension between the film and the ropes to creat required space .
2-4 | Location
Set the location of the structure with OnPlane component 39
2-1 | Rigid rods & vertical lines
There are three main parameters to control the final form of this structure prototype : Lenth (the length of the structural unit),
Height (the thickness of the structure), and Scale (the ratio of the
3-1 | Kangaroo
Physics engine to simulate material properties
size of the upper and lower layers). These three parameters can be adjusted to adjust the final geometry type to fit the size of the site or the required function.
3-2 | Data Output
Translate simulation results to real geometry properties 2-2 | Upper layer lines
Use Rod component to give the elasticity and hardness properties Use Coincident component to put the end of the cell to the edge of the neighboring cell to simulate the relationship of the rigid rod fixed on the rope
Furthermore,we can adjust the scale ratio between the two
layers to make the final pattern display different bending status.
Therefore, by adjusting the coefficients of scale by interfering with the gradient, the final pattern can be more different possibilities.
2-3 | lower layer surface
The lower triangle is converted to surface and then converted to elastic mesh. By adjusting the length ratio of Lenth, mesh materials with different elastic coefficients can be simulated.