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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

YI SHU STAGE 3

2016-2017


A portfolio submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree of BA in Architecture, 2017. Newcastle University. Copyright ŠYi Shu. 2016-2017. All rights reserved.


CONTENTS CHARRETTE

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STAGE.3 2016-2017

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CHARRETTE 09.2016 - 10.2016

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uring charrette week, the temporary shelter was built for homeless people. At the beginning of the charrette, the idea of creating a heat preservation shelter in a dome shape. However, due to the lacking of material, the waste wood pieces were collected from the workshop. The triangle shape was used to settle the frame. The cardboards were covered by clean foils and orange plastic bags, in order to remain the heat inside. The heat gun was used to create patterns, which enhance the beauty of the shelter. The final result was successful, as well as to achieve heat preservation.

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he primer project is separated into two stages. In the first stage, the individual character and the community that will inhabit the suggested complex need to be defined. It will be required to imagine, formally explore and design the units. The unit that this character is going to inhabit, emphasising on its atmosphere. In the second stage, a monastic or retreat complex will be designed based upon the line of enquiry developed in the first stage.

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SACRED SPACE

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he name for this space differs according to faith. Christians have churches, shrines, sanctuaries, chapels, and other locations, while Muslims worship in a mosque, and Jews at a synagogue. Buddhists and Hindus call their spaces “temples.� The point remains the same: it is a place where believers can encounter God in a special way.

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ATMOSPHERE

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rchitecture is not about form, it is about many other things, The light and the use, and the structure, and the shadow, the smell and so on. I think form is the easiest to control, it can be done at the end. Peter Zumthor

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Jewish Museum. Berlin Daniel Libeskind

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NATURE SENSE PEACE SENSES IN ARCHITECTURE

“Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves and the world, and this mediation takes place through the senses.” Juhani Pallasmaa

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PROTAGONIST MANIFESTO

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y protagonist will be visitors mainly. The spaces provided for them to calm and find peace inside. Thus this building will be a spiritual meditation place which related to Yoga Chakras. Chakras are related into Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, which is thought to be an energy

point or node in the subtle body. Various scriptural texts and teachings present a different numbe chakras. It’s believed that there are many chakras in the subtle human body, according to the tantric texts. The chakras are separated into seven levels

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YOGA CHARKRA MULADHARA Root Chakra, Red, Earth Survival, stability, gravitation drawing into a point, trust, self-preservation, root, support, desire to be in the physical world. Sense: smell Deficient: homeless, ungrounded, victim Symbol: square

SVADHISHTHANA Sacral Chakra, orange, water Relationship, sexuality, empathy, pleasure, well-being connection, delight, emotions, feelings, polarity change. Sense: taste Deficient: submissive, doesn’t feel anything shut down Symbol: up-turned crescent

MANIPURA Solar Plexus Chakra, yellow, fire Will paver, joy, motivation, self-esteem, transformations, identification, mastery will over your own light power, in relationship with others Sense: sight Deficient: poor self-worth, sensitive servant, fells disliked, martyr, needing to ‘do’ all the time Symbol: a descending triangle

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ANAHATA Heart Chakra, green or pink, air Compassion, love, open hearted, desire for self-acceptance balance, emotions, harmony, place of integration. Sense: touch Deficient: ruthless, no heart, can’t feel emotions. Symbols: intertwined descending and ascending triangles

VISHUDDHA Throat Chakra, light blue, ether. Communication, creativity sound, intuition, synthesis, self-expression, desire to speak and hear the truth. Sense: hearing Deficient: lacking faith, unable to creatively, express, silent child. Symbols: a circle within a descending triangle

AJNA Third Eye Chakra, indigo, light Knowingness, intuition, perception, selfmastery, wisdom, imagination Sense: sixth sense, higher mind. Deficient: unclear thought, deluded Symbol: a descending triangle within a circle

SAHASRARA Crown chakra, violet, spirit Unification of colours, intelligence. Bliss of divine wisdom Deficient: no spiritual. Inspiration. Aspiration Symbol: the thousand pealed lotus.w

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uring the past decades, there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in Yoga. However, the misunderstanding of Yoga has lead to wrong direction into daily exercises. Yoga is the practices through mental, physical and spiritual, which oriented from ancient India and related to Hinduism and Buddhism. It is also known as a “way of liberation�, and a practice of Zen.

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esurrection is the concept of a living being coming back to life after death. The space is transferred from the darkness to the brightness. The darkness emphasises the lost, and the brightness emphasises

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the resurrection by experiencing different levels. Each different level leads to different individual cells underground as the enclosed spaces. Whilst the final stage will be relatively open and surrounded by nature as the unclosed space, as well as the Ressurection


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he building design will be located within a cave with a presence of natural water. The entrance space will be relatively dark with sharp lights coming from the skylights. The natural water will give a natural flow and atmosphere to the interior, the perspective view will no longer be stale but will pwrovide a moving sensation (water underneath), this is done by a corridor space constructed using a

thick translucent glass material (frosted). The illusion of movement can be created by placing underwater lights which then causes reflections via ripples from the water to be projected on the bottom surface of the glass thus creating a moving ripple effect. The individual rooms will depend on 7 different levels of chakras through different senses.

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The building will locate under the cave as a hidden site. Cave itself creates natural darkness, and skylights as hollow of the cave bring lights into the space.

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CONGREGATIONAL SPACE

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he inspiration of this space was from sensing space exhibition in London by Grafton Architects. The spatial qualities of light and shadow shaped the installation by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Irish firm Grafton Architects. The architects suspended large wooden structures from the ceilings of two galleries to recreate the experiences of both sun

and moonlight. The interesting part of it is how they use walls to cut out the spaces and let the light shine through the gap. I used different size wood pieces by adding them in different direction to create an entrance space. The light coming from the skylight has refraction as the difference of the walls.

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TRANSITION

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he transition area is defined as the corridor space. Passing from the dark congregation space, the corridor place leading you to the realisation area. Walking upon the water and having solid concrete walls with thin lights apart, it is about pure the souls. The concrete walls are 500 mm higher than the ground. According to Buddhism thinking, when monks sit on the floor, the sight level is around 500mm, they only can see people walking but avoid to see actual person. The inspiration came from Luyeyuan stone carving museum.

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eter Zumthor stated that magic of the real, the body of architecture, material compatibility , the sound of space as well as the temperature of the space will be the main figures in design. Thus the cave give a certain tempareture as well as the wet environment to create some water dropping. There will be a space before the hallway and water will drop The dropping water creates a waterwall, which cut out the spaces and naturally made a hidden seating area. Additionally, the sound of dropping water will also be absorbed by the thick concrete walls and creates echoes in order to highlight the slience of the space.

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teven Holl designed an entrance to the underground level, which was insteresting. Unlike Tadao Ando designed the water temple. When people going downstairs, the water level is with you and you haev a view of outside spaces instead of looking down.

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“Quiet is peace tranquillity, quite is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down, all of it” Khaled Hosseini. The kite Runner

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his spiritual refuge by Aidlin Darling Design at California’s Stanford University features vertical cedar slats and thick walls made of soil excavated from the building site. Called the Windhover, the building sits at the heart of the university’s campus, located in the city of Stanford in northern California. Sitting on the site of a former parking lot and next to an oak grove, it is designed to facilitate

meditation through art and nature. This meditation centre is my inspiration for the unclosed space at the end as the 7th level of yoga chakras. People will have a group class with main instructor. The space is floating upon the water and open to nature, which leading people to have nature breathe.

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HEARING

TOUCHING

The individual rooms show on the left page. They are located underground, in order to separate from the rural world. Each rooms will be defined with different senses, which according to different levels of Yoga chakras.

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ARTEFACTS CONTEMPORARY CORDOBA, SPAIN

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ooms and surfaces are generated from a complex web of hexagons at this contemporary arts centre in Córdoba, Spain, by Madrid office Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Inspired by the patterns of traditional Islamic architecture, Nieto Sobejano planned the building as a non-linear sequence of connecting rooms that open out to one another in a variety of configurations. “We have always been admirers of the hidden geometric laws through which those artists, artisans and master builders of a remote Islamic past were capable

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of creating a multiple and isotropic space within the mosque,” explain the architects. “We conceived the project as starting with a system, a law generated by a repeating geometric pattern, originating in a hexagonal shape.” The six-sided rooms create a meandering trail through the building and each room can be used as either an exhibition area or as a space for art production. Every wall and surface is concrete, intended to evoke the atmosphere of a factory or warehouse. “Walls and slabs of concrete and continuous concrete floors establish a spatial area capable of being transformed individually using different forms of intervention,” the architects add.


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