- “LakeHouse” Project
- Dynamic “Stalactite” / SLIVERS Competition Project
01 Onondaga Youth Center
02 SPA Relaxation Hotel
03 Innovative Space for City Movement
04 Waterloo Interruption
05 Reconstruct the Missing Narrative
A Youth Center with Integration of Rain harvesting in Onondaga Nation Territory, Syracuse
A Boutique Hotel with SPA Rooms that Benefited from Seasonal Climate in Tokyo
A Cycling Complex that Promotes Cycling as an Innovative Way of City Movement in Montpellier, France
A Learning Community that Interrupted the Railway Bridge and Reactivate the Surrounding Waterloo Area, London
Rethinking Contemporary Chinese Architecture Through Ancient Landscape Paintings
Other Works Free-hand Drawings
Youth Center: Rain Harvesting
Programmed as a youth center, this project integrates a multi-purposed roof and rain gardens to celebrate the culture of water in Onondaga Nation.
Instructor: Sekou Cooke Location: Onondaga Nation Territory Program: Youth Center Design Collaboration with Taylor Hagan Production Collaboration as Noted King + King Design Competition Finalist
Concept of Program Organization Meeting/ Multipurpose
Cafe Kitchen S
Child Care Arts & Crafts Studio
Locker Room Excercise Room
Elevation (Rhino: T. Chen & T. Hagan; Photoshop: T. Hagan)
Concept of Rain Collection
Axon & Structural System: T. Chen Diagrams: T. Hagan
Longitudinal Section (Rhino, V-Ray, Illustrator); Plan (Rhino: T. Chen & T. Hagan; AutoCAD: T. Hagan)
View from Outside Pool (Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop)
The multi-purposed roof has functions including rain water collection that feeds the gardens, sunlight penetration, and air dynamics at outer perimeter.
View from Cafe (Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop)
The roof seals the building with the bottom layer of metal decking and glazing, while upper metal panels are peeled up and allow sunlight to penetrate into the interior.
Instructor: Bess Krietemeyer Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Program: Hotel Guest-rooms, SPA
Situated in a dense urban context, this boutique hotel was designed with a thickened facade of â€œSPAâ€?, based on climate and contextual response.
SPA rooms attached to the front facade benefit from plentiful sunlight and display a dynamic visual pattern in the city. Climate Research in Collaboration with Zhendong Long and Bowen Zheng
Facade Response (V-Ray, Photoshop)
Sectional Perspective (Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop)
The hotel is divided into two main sections: one is thickened facade of SPA rooms; another contains guest rooms. Outdoor shared spaces are dispersed in between.
View from SPA Room (V-Ray, Pencil, Photoshop)
View from Capsule Guest Room (V-Ray, Pencil, Photoshop)
Air flows through voids between SPA rooms to the outdoor spaces.
Sectional Perspective (Rhino, V-Ray, Pencil)
The facade creates different performance during the day: in daytime, adequate daylight is diffused into Spa rooms; in nighttime, they become showcases revealing shadows of interior activities.
Day and Night Renderings (Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop); Sections (AutoCAD, Photoshop)
NNOVATIVE SPACE FOR CITY MOVEMENT - CYCLING COMPLEX
Instructor: Elodie Nourrigat, Visiting Critic Location: Montpellier, France Program: Cycling Sport Training and Recreation, Pedestrian Connection
Programmed as a cycling complex, this project is aimed to provide an innovative space for cycling sports, as well as promote bicycle as a smart way of city movement.
Distribution of Cycling Routes and Bike Sharing Stations
BMX Bike Racing Bike Multi-functional Mountain Bike
Mono-functional Utility (City) Bike
Interior View toward the Training Pavilion (Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop)
BMX Bike Mountain Bike
Utility (City) Bike
Change Room/ Shower
Racing Bike Mountain Bike
Cycling & Pedestrian Connection
Roof Private Training Studios BMX Bike Training Bike Racing
Recreational Bike Pavilion
Children Bike Pavilion
Cafe / Reception Bike Service
Space of Connection
The bottom “Space of Connection” is shaped to physically and visually orient toward a specific urban fabric.
Master Plan (AutoCAD, Photoshop)
Each pavilion is an entity but can be accessed from the â€œspace of connectionâ€? through a ramp system. The ramp continues up, providing access to spaces inside the pavilion.
Sectional Perspective of the Training Pavilions (Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop)
The project is formed of a series of volumes and platforms as an urban interruption around the existing railway infrastructure, aimed at reactivating the obsolete surroundings.
Instructor: Francisco Sanin, London Studio Location: South-bank of London; Area of Waterloo Station Program: Public Learning Community In Collaboration with Teriya Lee & Chris Pitfield on Design Concept All Images Produced by T. Chen Unless Otherwise Noted
The project starts from the waterfront, extends to the bus shelter in front of Waterloo Station, and finally to Kingâ€™s college. By integrating architecture and walkways, the project provides a continuous set of educational programs and branches out for public access.
Group Board (Collaborated with Teriya Lee & Chris Pitfield)
Study Rooms and Meditation Spaces in Jubilee Garden
Elevated Walkway System
Axon, in Collaboration with T. Lee and C. Pitfield
Axon (Rhino, AutoCAD, Illustrator)
Surrounding Area of the Railway
Existing Sky Bridge Condition
The infrastructure is now a visual and physical split of Waterloo area. The project reactivates the infrastructure and reopens the connection of the surrounding area.
Sectional Axon (Rhino, AutoCAD, Illustrator)
Axon Diagram Showing Interruptions.
Conceptual Diagram Showing Intended Connections to Urban Fabric.
Interruption beside Jubilee Garden
ECONSTRUCT THE MISSING NARRATIVE - RETHINKING CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ARCHITECTURE THROUGH ANCIENT LANDSCAPE PAINTING
The thesis will be aimed to revive the narrative quality under contemporary Chinese architectural discipline, by using ancient landscape paintings as the design source.
Advisor: Lawrence Chua Thesis Project in Progress In Collaboration with Yiwei Wu
Planning of the Three Narrative Themes
溪 山 图 元 徐 贲
Streams and Mountains Yuan Dynasty Xu Ben
Vignette (Rhino: T. Chen, Photoshop & Ink: Y. Wu)
Reconstructed Itinerary of Streams and Mountains
Diagrams of Key Scenes; Vignette (Rhino: T. Chen, Photoshop & Ink: Y. Wu)
Dynamic “Stalactite” / SLIVERS Competition Project
Coffee Shop (Marker Pen)
Kingâ€™s College Chapel; Dulwich Museum; In Flight (Ink)
Physical Model (Handcrafted)
Gallery Sequence Vignettes (Graphite)
Plaza Scheme in Shandong D8 Commercial Square, JH Design (Designed and Produced by T. Chen in AutoCAD & Photoshop. Building Plan by Liu)
Loft Space Renovation Design of Frederick Fisher & Partners Architectsâ€™ Office (Designed & Produced by T. Chen in Revit)
Elevation of Pinggu Yumafang, Woods Bagot (Image Produced by T. Chen in AutoCAD & Photoshop. Team Members: Shawei Qiao, Kent Wu)
- THE TRUMAN SHOW
In Collaboration with Bowen Zheng
Taiming Chen email@example.com Syracuse University School of Architecture B.Arch