PORTFOLIO D a n i e l Ya n g 2014-2018 1
HOLMES COUNTY ARTS CENTER Arts Center in MIllersburg, OH
JESSE OWENS RECREATION CENTER University Gym in OSU Campus
US EMBASSY IN MEXICO Government Office in Mexico City, Mexico
DOUBLE HOUSE Urban Housing Duplex in Hong Kong
AEROPOLIS “Cities for a Flying World” Competition Project
DESTRUCTIVE TOMB “Arch Out Loud” Competition Project
OTHER WORK Jeff’s House Concrete Design Project Travel Sketches
HOLMES COUNTY ARTS CENTER Project Type: Arts Center Location: Millersburg, OH Instructor: Sandhya Kochar Autumn 2016 The Holmes County Arts Center is located in the countryside, surrounded by a small community and splendid view of the woodlands. In its setting, the project is bold. Its defined geometries are juxtaposed against nature, even as the laminated form ties the project to the contours of the landscape. Thus, both the interior and exterior spaces are laminated to reflect the topography. As a result, the movement of people is regulated by the various ratios of steps, created through lamination. The origin of form comes from a collage of artificial patterns that were exhibited in the existing arts center.
PHOTO COLLAGES FORMED BY ART WORKS FROM EXISTING ART CENTER
TENSIONS CREATED BETWEEN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACES
TRANSPARENCY DISTRIBUTION BASED ON COLLAGE
SURFACES USED TO REPRESENT INTERIOR DIVISIONS OF SPACE
DIVISION OF SPACE BASED ON INTERSECTIONS IN LAYERING
SLOPES ADJUSTED FOR THE RATIO OF STEPS AND SPACES ADDED TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM
PAVILIONIZATION BASED ON COLOR DEPTH
PAVILIONIZATION TO CONNECT INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACES
PROGRAMS DISTRIBUTION AND RATIO OF STAIRS
SECTION PERSPECTIVE (BELOW)
I.T. CLASSROOM SPACE
JESSE OWENS RECREATION CENTER Project Type: University Gym Location: Columbus, OH Instructor: Tom Lewis Autumn 2016 The Jesse Owens Recreation Center embodies an athletic icon, and prioritizes convenient circulation and a clearly distributed program through its metamorphosis from a basic icon to an architectural expression. Diagrams show this transformation as well as the spatial division and structural existence of the project. Triangulated extrusions express the liveliness of athletes who will utilize the space: Sharp angles are used to evoke energy and motion. The triangulated polysurface also references the obstacles endured by a young Jesse Owens, as well as his own metamorphosis into a commemorated icon.
A DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF ICONS: FORMS DICTATE POINTS OF MOBILITY, CONTROL AND METAMORPHOSIS
US Embassy in Mexico Project Type: Government Office Location: Mexico City, Mexico Instructor: Karen Lewis Autumn 2017 As the face of the United States, an embassy represents the relationships, negotiations, and cultural communications between the US and other countries. Instead of presenting an intimidating wall or fortress on the border, the Embassy in Mexico City provides a common ground for delegates and citizens of both nations to resolve conflicts and maintain openness. The nested form symbolizes the protection and cultivation of diplomatic relations and cultural expression. The vertical geometries of the building conflicts with the organic pathways of the site, before one sloping curve connects the two. The tensions within the Embassy are relieved, as are those between two nations.
DIAGRAMS OF NESTING
EXTRUSION FROM A VOID
NESTED FORM IN CIRCULATION
EXPOSED COLUMNS AS INTERIOR PROGRAM DIVISION
STEEL FRAME STRUCTURE
OFFICES (NESTED IN CONCRETE SHELL)
LIBRARY (NESTED IN CIRCULATION)
PUBLIC GATHERING SPACE
GARAGE ENTRANCE SECTION PERSPECTIVE CONSULAR OFFICE ENTRANCE FOR OFFICERS AND US CITIZENS PUBLIC YARD (NESTED IN SPLIT SOLID) MAIN ENTRANCE (ALL VISITORS)
CONSULAR AND WAITING YARD
DINING HALL AND CAFE
UPWARD VIEW FROM COURTYARD
DOUBLE HOUSE Project Type: Urban Housing Duplex Location: Hong Kong, China Instructor: Zachary Snyder Autumn 2015 Today, efficient urban housing has become a large social issue. By not utilizing the spaces between existing buildings, these alleys fall into disuse, accrue waste, and may foster crime. By integrating these spaces into housing projects, the insular gaps may instead reinforce the communication between neighbors. To introduce sunlight while maintaining privacy, private spaces are levitated from the ground and tilted upwards, punctuated with skylights. The duplexâ€™s two units are connected by a shared entryway and visual pathways connecting two gardens. Nonetheless, differences in elevation between the private space of two units ensures privacy.
SPACE BENEATH CANTILEVERS
SPACE UNDER SKYWALK
ELEVATION DIFFERENCES CREATE PRIVACY
SEPARATION OF HALLWAY
ELEVATION DIFFERENCES CREATE GARDEN PRIVACY
VISUAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PRIVATE SPACES
SHARED GARDEN VIEW
COLUMN A represents the moments of division between private spaces created by elevational differences. COLUMN B highlights visual pathways of communication and physical interaction which connect the two units of the duplex.
AEROPOLIS Project Type: Flying City Instructor: Galo Canizares Spring 2017 This project responds to the physical, social, and environmental cues of airborne travel to develop a futuristic living community for a group of “Nomads”. Three existing projects (Cloud Cities, Supersurface, and Orbit City) were selected for precedent studies to explore the dynamics of a roving community. The presentation board recorded the timeline of Nomadic history, cultural evolution, and their reactions toward present high-tech societies. Each elongated Aeropolis capsule draws inspiration from rocket boosters and hot air balloons, together which perfect the balancing act of levitation, unhindered mobility, and sustainability through the use of renewable energy. ORBIT CITY ISOMETRIC AND EXPLODED DETAIL
THE CLOUD CITY ISOMETRIC AND EXPLODED DETAIL
SUPERFACE ISOMETRIC AND EXPLODED DETAIL
CHRONICLES OF NOMADS
A DAY ON AEROPOLIS
DESTRUCTIVE TOMB Competition: â€œArch Out Loudâ€? Project: Nuclear Landmarker Instructor: Sandhya Kochar Nuclear waste is known for its long half-life and extreme volatility, which poses dangers for up to 10,000 years. As a nuclear landmarker, Destructive Tomb seeks to communicate with future generations the dangers of this site in order to deter unwanted interference, while preserving the histories of our current era. In combining the organization of modern societies and the instability of the underground environment, a grid containing modern icons is superimposed upon a section. Hatching is used to represent boundaries, color as surface, and intersection points of the grid create depth and elevational differences. Over the course of millenia, even these monuments will be eroded and directed into the sunken center of the tomb. 17
International Masonry Competition MANSONRY DESIGN
Jeff the Giant Sloth is the full skeleton of a Jeffersonâ€™s Ground Sloth, found in Ohio in 1890. In recognition of Jeffâ€™s fame and elderly status, Ohio State University has decided to relocate Jeff to his own sanctuary. This dematerialized building--containing a Skeleton within the skeleton--lets visitors enjoy the experience of space which evolves from compression to expansion.
Concrete Design Project CONCRETE STUDY
To enhance oneâ€™s understanding of concrete, this project utilizes the material to create a visual centerpiece. The vertically stacked masses explore the texture and weight of concrete, and evenly distribute the mass to a pyrimidal base.
Travel Sketch AQUEDUCT STUDY
This section perspective diagrams the flow of water within ancient Roman city planning. The sketch highlights the infrastructure of aqueducts and fountains, which exemplify the efficient use of temporal technology, gravity, and pump systems.