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When a building is built, it is no longer an isolated object. The continuously changing process is the matter we designers should focus on, which are definitely and tightly linked to the events, human behavior that spaces contain. Buildings themselves do not have self-obvious meanings, but people give them meanings. Just like the texts “safe and sound� at the left, it is through representation that they reveal people’s sincere hopes and desire. Due to the mutable social and cultural background, the essence of the built environment is changing in every single minutes. Seeing from this point, the view that architecture is able to be permanent is mere fancy. Hence, through practice and research, I endeavor to make influence on the reality based on the idea that spaces are as the entertainment medium for audience, which is in a way not that cautious. This active practice attitude, nevertheless, is what truly crucial for me to explore more and make progress. Architecture itself precedes the criticism. Therefore, I will always endeavor to improve myself and stand firm on what I believe to create the extremely new conditions for people to shape more dynamic and diversified lives.

Transgressive Alley

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- Micro Communal Center and Their Urban Network

Blur

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By Your Side

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Endow Old with New

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Urban Nature

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Four Walls, Half Yard

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Up in the Air

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Supplyments

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- Dynamic Vertical Complex

- Cafe Design in A Open-pit Mine area

- Contemporary History Museum

- Print Workshop

- Sports Center

- Urban Highrise

- Farmland Intervention, Factory Transformation


01 TRANSGRESSIVE ALLEY

-Micro Communal Center and Their Urban Network Third Prize of TEAMZERO Award Architecture Student Design Competition Collaborator: Yue Wu Site: Beijing, China Autumn 2014

The project is located in Qianliang Hutong, a old historic area in Beijing. Owing to the fact that constantly incoming people from elsewhere in China, the urban fabric becomes increasingly crowded and chaotic, in which we see many informal constrcutions by inhabitants because of the increasing demand for domestic space for daily life and at the same time, the absence of service from government. In this situation, however, a lot of social activities always happen everywhere in this chaotic historic area. Therefore, through rethinking urban leftover space, here the alley specifically, by the way of Hutong renovation, to on the one hand respect the existing status of Hutong, on the other using the leftover as the base, to construct and redefine the building typology of communal center, tight bend the social everyday life with the "everyday space".


Inspiration from Traditional Beijing Courtyard In the traditional Beijing courtyard, each yard connects all the rooms to integrate them together and also leads themselves public functional. We inherit and develop the original space system to adapt new design purposes.

Decentralization of Conventional Public Space The conventional community center is a proper “isolated center”, requiring people to visit specially. It is a space of heroism, which is set as a center isolated from the community to build a centertoward “center”. There is no direct relationship between it and resident behaviors and routes home. Therefore, we expect to change the rigid status quo and dispell the sense of center.

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[1]Courtyard house · Distinct spatial structure for public and privacy · Courtyard/spirit place/deity space · The courtyard house gate is the boundary of public and privacy

Courtyard Housedoor

Qianliang Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

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Hutong [2]Compound · Privacy of the courtyard were broken · Core spirit place disappeared · Public space expanded into the courtyard · Courtyard house gate is unclosed perennially, and the boundary went disappeared

Courtyard Qianliang Hutong

Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

Housedoor [3]Growing Compound · The variety & quantity of residents increased · Extension buildings nibbled public space · The spatial quality decreased

expansion QianInformal liang Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

by residents [4]Living Room of Compound · Establish public awareness · Redefine the boundary · Reintegrate public space

Reintegrate Qianliang public space Hutong

Qianliang Hutong

Redefine the boundary

Evolving Process

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open-air cinema

news board

show point

playground park chess table

public media

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The alley is as the boundary to define the public zone, at the same time to offset a little bit to form an empty cavity for public activities and acting as a buffer between the public and the domestic space.

Openings in the interfaces of alley like doors and windows were cluttered, of which the quality are improved by integral design. Compared with the past time that the spacial experience in the front of house door is monotonous, at present, the empty cavity acts as buffer providing a condition for a variety of social interactions.

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· Steel frame · Easily constructed timber material

· Remaining old walls are a part of shaping the alley's boudary

· Glass bricks · Requirements of lighting and privacy

· Part of the brick walls built hollowly · The others built with glass bricks

· Timber frames organize not only doors and windows but also messed life facilities like air conditioners

· Strengthen the sense of entrance · Meet management equirements

· White sand pavement

· Brick pavement

Materialization of Renovation

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Flower

Sand: flexible pavement for activities

Leaking window: privacy & landscap lelements

Road: bricks & white sand

Doorwary: privacy

Pavilion: open space for interaction

Housedoor: identify compand area

Veranda: management & service

Brick wall: integrating original addings

Minimize Intervention I show great approval and respect to the existing situation of environment, which is the living dependence of local residents. I hope to improve their living environment and minimize the disturbance to their original life as well. [1]Keep the existing brick walls. [2]Build the public area by steel-timber structure. [3]Protect privacy by glass bricks. [4]Strengthen the sense of public sphere by combination of new and old brick walls to restrict expansion building privately.[5]Arrange doors and windows, heating and ventilation and barrier-free facilities. [6]The reshaped landscape of pavement and planting.

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[open air filming]

[chess game]

[relaxing with caged birds]

Urban Network of Micro Communal Center [1] The micro communal centers distribute around the whole area. It provides a platform for each independent community to communicate and compete. [2] Screen movies at different Hutong irregularly. Let the residents be active to visit each other and see movies initiatively, by virtue of the media notice in each Hutong. [3] The micro parks provided by micro communal centers leave places for the old to “Liuniao� (strolling with pest birds). They can select any Hutong surrounded by to display their birds.

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Route: elsewhere - home - communal center

Route: elsewhere - communal center - home

[1] Micro Scale We hope the miro communal center can really serve the residents conveniently for their daily life. It is inlaid on the necessary path to home for everyone, which is an ordinary way from Hutong to the gate of house. Maximum connection has been created between the community miniature center and the community itself, owing to the concept of public living room of compound.

chess

Events

public media

open air filming

broadcasting

enjoying micro park

meeting friends

kids playing

[2] Macro Scale A macro communal center is a system consisting of many micro communal centers. The micro ones in each Hutong serves for the living behavior of residents. And they also implies the residents that, once they want to do any activity, they can easily realize it considering the nearest community. As soon as these activities are totally blended into the daily life of them, these continuous spatial activities can really become an indispensable part of life.

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02 BLUR

-Dynamic Vertical Complex Independent Project Site: Dalian, China Summer 2015

This complex project is seen as a continuous changing object reacting to the transformation in demond and the regeneration in events. Working mainly as a merge of co-working space and communal center, of which the former one is more like the loose space, and the latter is relatively static, to produce a kind of contradiction and complexity through the “collage�. The site is inbetween the boundary of a residential community and a university. The assignment is to make use of the resources of the university, to build a creative working place. Becasue the location is right in the boundary, with multiful communal life in the whole area, I propose to intergrate the diversified life, activities and the working functions, to finally generate a complex project harmonious with the overall environment, which I think is a elegant way to give the possibility for the local in the community to really engage with what is happening besides their homes, to participate in the whole urban development rather than being isolated from that.


Flat vs Slope Spiral

Flat PartFlat Part

In the so-called Domino System, each floor is isolated from the others, which leave a great gap. The space is fragmental and fixed, hard to break the limitation and the restriction of the solid construction form. But for the constant slope spiral in my design, the conception of "f loor" nolonger exists there, which means the continuity make it possible for the whole building to become a flexible and dynamic system in every moment. When the demond for functions (1/5) lope (1/5) slope s ditoriumx auditorium ax au Mchanges, Ma the whole system will react actively through (1/8) slope (1/8) slope str ian strian the gradual reduction or the expansion of every Max pede Max pede slope (1/12)slope (1/12) Max disabled Max disabledails (1/20) ails (1/20) handr ut without handr slope special Max slope witho Maxfunction. /21) /21)

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ANGLEANGLE OF SLOPE OF SLOPE STRUCTURE STRUCTURE

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PROGRAMS PROGRAMS OF SLOPE OF SLOPE

Form and Program Integration

communal functions

market+retail+office

The Project is composed of two loops, with outside stairs system and inner slope system.

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MERGEMERGE OF DIVERSE OF DIVERSE PROGRAMS PROGRAMS

time time time

fragmental & fixed

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market + retail market + retail

retail

When the basic building is nolonger adaptive to office office the new coming demond for functional spaces, for instance, the increasing residents and the demond market/retail/office market/retail/office for more offices because of the great success of this mode, the building itself is able to positively expand park park the building along with the change of time. market/retail/office market/retail/office

retail + office retail + office

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MODESMODES OF SLOPE OF SLOPE RECONFIGURATION RECONFIGURATION

same angle same angle

INTEGRATION INTEGRATION OF FUNCTIONS OF FUNCTIONS

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retail

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office

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Angle

Program

Merge of Programs

Recofiguration of modes

Integration of programs

Slope Ellaboration

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Ground Floor Plan The constant slope in the core starts with program as market. The eastern side is the public entrance to communal functions, going up with stairs.

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37M Plan

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Floor Plans of One Moment Outside communal loop going up by stairs, inner market, commercial and office loop going up with a constant slope.

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Section Working, communal, commercial functions are constant changing.

02 BLUR

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Expansion of Urban Park Communal programs confront with market, commercial and working programs here.

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Stairs in the Outside Communal Loop In the tube space embeded in the inner slope space.

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03 BY YOUR SIDE

-Cafe Design in A Open-pit Mine area Design For Fushun National Achitectural Competition - Hornorable Mentions Collaborator: Yue Wu Site: Fushun, China Autumn 2015

Fushun is a city affluent in mineral resources. Through years, overwhelming exploitment has badly demaged the land condition. The land subsidence happens everywhere. As a result, a number of villages near the mines has been buried underground, replaced by lakes in various size. The aim of the project is to make a place for people who former lived here to look back. An upside-down cafe above the lake, of which the reflection is just like a pitch house laying in the water. The definitions of public building and memorial object are actually crossprograming here.


Cross Section

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Struture Features By means of the characteristic structure of Dougong structure, the building forms a symbol of visual intentions, and achieves the “upside down slope of the roof houses”.

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Floor Plan Scenarios The linear interior space is in general a free space suitable for various layout. Besides, the foldable timber walls make it possible to link the outside corridor ring with the interior space to become a totally open space for events' expansion.

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Interior View The structure inside uses the similar structure as the exterior frame to create a soft ceiling interface.

Flower Wall as the Shape of Housing Bring in the nature to fill in the external timber frame, to in a way indicate the rebirth of houses in collapse.

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04 ENDOW OLD WITH NEW

-Contemporary History Museum Excellent Desgin Award of National Architectural College Work Exhibition Independent Project Site: Dalian, China Autumn 2013

The design takes street as bridge and makes use of courtyard to reflect daily life, which aims to refine the site showing respect and motivation. And everybody can have a pleasant experience in this area. The museum keeps in touch with the neighbor, immersing within the strong atmosphere of daily life and thus become an essential part, which indicates what I tend to achieve.


Extraction and Reconstruction of Context Status quo

Strategy

1. Old houses

[1] Landscape

2. Original street

Old buildings will be reserved and the museum will be extended around Fengming Street .

3. Old trees 4. The central Fengming Street 5. Homogeneous urban fabric

[2] Pedestrian system Follow the original texture of Fengming Street and aim to reduce influence on the existing space connection by the massive museum.

[3] Preservation of existing trees Consider the old trees not only for environment but also for the strong living atmosphere. Melt the museum within the surroundings.

[4] Preservation of existing street The central street plays a crucial role in everyday life. To respect the existing space relationship, a part of the museum be designed underground and make the form along the street follow the original scale. [5] Underground courtyard Within the entire area of Fengming Street, most of buildings are private residences. A semi-enclosed open space is desiged for local residents including public spaces like the tearoom.

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Bridge, Courtyard, Alley, Tree The design takes street as bridge and makes use of courtyard to reflect daily life, which aims to refine the site showing respect and motivation. And everybody can have a pleasant experience in this area

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Circulation Analysis Provide varied space perceptions, accessibility of the street view and convenience of pedestrians, besides considering the integrity of visitors' circulation.

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Perceptual Sequence of Visitors Keep the interaction between the interior of museum and the historic plot in general while the tour of exhibition experience is of high quality.

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Basement Floor Plan

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Ground Floor Plan

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original

transformation

Analogy of Original Street Space The original space sequence of Fengming Street consists of street, fences and residence. The parapet is transformed into sunken space in the site, which also make street space visible but inaccessable for pedestrian.

Street to Bridge Compared to other parts of the street, the part in the site is considered as a bridge under which the space is used for exhibition as the last part of the visitors’ circulation. Visitors walk from the hall under the bridge to the yard and finally to the upper street, which creates a interesting interaction of spaces between living areas and exhibition areas.

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Meterials & Form The materials are selected based on the surrounding color and texture and at the same time the roof form will be consistent within the entire street.


Roof

Sunshade

Section

Detail

1. 60mm slab 250mm reinforced-concrete wall 160mm extruded polystyrene thermal insulation sealing layer 2. 50mm slab 60mm carrugated metal 160mm extruded polystyrene thermal insulation composite floor system steel I beam


05 URBAN NATURE -Print Workshop

Independent Project Site: Rotterdam, Netherlands Autumn 2015

The print workshop is located in a historic urban fabric, which means that the overall context of the surrounding environment is quite important. Thus, the new design for our site should be more like a garden, and give a landscape feeling especially for the residents who view the site above the first floor. Inspired by the space structure of normal village, I endeavor to achieve a feeling of random and informal experience.


Another layer of Landscape / Site Plan In the surrounding blocks, the space in the core is acturally the negative space, or precisely speaking, the garden and public space containing various activities. Thus, the new design for our site should be more like a garden, and give a landscape feeling especially for the residents who view the site above the first floor. Inspired by the space structure of normal village, I endeavor to achieve a feeling of random and informal experience.

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Construction Layers Adopt the logic of three structural lines and cut some space to create some patios and courtyard and grey spaces.

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Longitudinal Section The shape of roof allows natural light and natural ventilation.

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Program Clusters / Ground Plan Small scale units instead of a big volume.

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View From Inner Yards Trees interacts with the voids of roof and open space.

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Double Column System 1. for Rain water management put rain pipe in-between the double column system to gain a simple and pure load bearing feeling of the coincidence of white roof and brown structure. 2. for Ventilation make narrow vent gap in between the double column system

Structure Proposal Wooden structure is used in this design, which contributes to give a lively feeling for people who use the building. Moreover, the material of wood truly comes from the nature, which easily find the harmony with the surrouding plants.

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C / Roof · Joint Detail

A&B / Wall · Detail

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E / Wall · Corner Joint Detail

D / Roof · Joint Detail

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06 FOUR WALLS, HALF YARD -Sports Center

Independent Project Site: Suzhou, China Spring 2014

“No need to comprehend in remote suburb, the essence is in your little yard.” --“An Old Chinese Garden : A Three-fold Masterpiece of Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting” ( 文待诏拙政园图 ) Wen Chen Ming( 文徵明 1470-1559) The site is located in Suzhou, which is famous for the historic Chinese traditional gardens. The history as the context is part of local people's daily life. Thus, I use this stadium project as an opportunity to consider the relation of this modern architectural typology and local context of typical Suzhou-style.


[1] Visual perception The traditional Suzhou Garden is surrounded by walls, which leads to the visual block. In my design, I try to reduce that block at the same time of keeping the original visual perception.

Wang Shi Yuan Chinese traditional garden

[2] Landscape – Building We respect and inherit the traditional interaction between landscape and buildings to make them harmonious and natural.

[3] Spacial Ownership Instead of the traditional private property, the gym is designed for the public. The needs of open spaces is based on design objects.

Circulation Analysis Service - Service circulation are all design at the exterior surfaces of the building to ensure that the enclosed public spaces are not interrupted.

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public interior interface

Public - To connect public space and functional rooms, two "walls" of ground floor areas are made open further and an integral corridor system at the second floor is designed.


Comcept Analysis [1]Historical retrospective Modern sports host indoors convey a totally different feeling from traditional ones that were closed to the nature. That was the way ancient people in China got pleased and in this design what I tend to achieve is "go back". [2]Form Suzhou is located at the southern part of China, due to which the rainy climate resulted in the characteristic buildings with wave-pattern roofs. [3] Inheritance of traditional vocabulary Traditional Chinese buildings show a characteristic of warped roofs for drainage purpose. Thus the grey space beneath eave becomes a significant part of traditional architecture, which is the transition from the interior space to the nature. And humans communicate with the nature under the eave. Analysis of the Yard The openness of interior spaces is achieved by locating service rooms at the exterior of the building and selecting materials for enclosure system to reach virtual-real comparison.

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Ground Floor Plan Swimming and main venues, commercial and a fitness center.

Structure Typologies Basically two typies of roof structure system, with the left for swiming and main venues which need large freestanding space, the right one for normal scale space.

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Yard View, Section and Facade View The form and space use traditional garden as reference.

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07 UP IN THE AIR -Urban Highrise

Independent Project Site: Dalian, China Winter 2013

The design site is located at the second circle of Chongshan Square, which is under large pedestrian volume and traffic flow. The main objective is not only to shape the design standing towering and erect, but also to consider the humanization of the street space surrounded by. Chongshan Square is of a radial pattern. A late classical architectural complex, consisting of multi-story buildings, distributes in the innermost circle. From the second outer circle, the buildings tend to be higher as further from the square center. This leads a reversed shell-shape space for the square-centered area. The suspended structure is applied for the whole building, which tries to release the tower from the constraint of ground and to eliminate the sense of constriction. Considering the different distances of viewpoints,we divide the whole building into three parts. Distant view: The tower part is the distant view, which realizes the identification by symbolic language. Medium view: Design An overhang of headquarters to block pedestrains’ view of the tower. And the special surface is applied to make it work like cloud to further reduce the sense of tower. Nearby view: This part is more likely for pedestrians to appreceive. Therefore, the scale of it is designed to melt with the whole evironment.


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Structural Logic of Podium The podium part is a noumenon that can be perceived nearby. It can ensure that the structural logic would be represented entirely in both facade and interior space by integral design.

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Facade Strategy The shape of polycarbonate plastic facade achieves the result that block the sun in the afternoon while keep the nice view towards outside.

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Structural Logic of Tower The cantilever structrure uses the central core to deliver vertical pressure, so that to make the tower free from the ground.

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08 A TERRACE

-Farmland Intervention Independent Research Project Site: Anhui, China Winter 2016

A Small Piece of Farmland / He and I, He and it Grandpa take a really crucial role in my life when I was a small child. At that time, each time when he had to do the farmwork, the wheats, higher than me, made me hard to find him, which especially was a problem if at the noon I would like to bring him lunch from home. Thus, although not convenient, I had to yell loudly "Grandpa, lunch time now." Thus, here I propose such a terrace as a gift for other kids confronting similar problems, and also for the farmers to have the opportunity to communicate and interract with the landscape, with his own harvest, from spring to summer, to autumn and winter.

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小麦 成熟期

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09 EVENT MACHINE

-Beijing Jiaohua Factory Renovation Inside-out Workshop Research Project Site: Beijing, China Summer 2017

Located in an abandoned industrial area of Beijing, the preserved Jiahua Factory is planed to be transformed open to the public as a part of urban fundamental facilities. With the typical industrial characteristics of large scale freestanding space and the steel roof truss, the proposal is to intervene in the hidden dimensions, specifically as two lines in the space, a foldable floor system and an operable curtain ceiling system, to be flexible which is suitable for mainly four events, theater, fashion show, exhibition and blind date.


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Theater as example

Operable Floor and Ceiling System The timber floor is foldable with many subdivided fragments. The ceiling is composed by a collection of translucent fabric which can be laid down or fixed with the curve rails on the ground for specific demands.

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WEI HUANG whuangbb@hotmail.com +31 651671018

EDUCATION 09/2015 – Present

Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands Master of Architecture (Candidate)

09/2010 – 07/2015 Dalian University of Technology, Dalian,China

Bachelor of Architecture

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE | Intern Architect 08/2017 – 07/2017 China Architecture Design & Research Group, Beijing, China

. Research, concept design for Jiaohua Factory

01/2015 – 02/2015 DnA _Design and Architect, Beijing, China

. Modeling, rendering, drawing, plan and space design, research, presentation 07/2014 - 11/2014 Hengtai Architectural Design Institute, Hefei, China

. Function layout of all plans, modeling of construction with particular joint details for Fengyi International Hotel 02/2014 - 03/2014 Northeast Architectural Design Institute, Dalian, China

. Site plan design & facade design and modeling for Zhonghua Commercial Complex 03/2013 - 05/2013 E+A Architectural Workshop, Dalian, China

. Conceptual design, facade and detail design, project research, documents

RESEARCH 08/2017

Inside-out Workshop, Beijing, China

05/2014

Hai-Tian Scholar Workshop, Tokyo, Japan . In association with Tokyo Denki University and Seoul National University of Science & Technology

07/2013

Survey and Drawing of Architecture in South China

07/2012

Survey and Drawing of Chinese Ancient Building


AWARDS & HONORS 04/2015

Design for Fushun National Architectural Competition . Top 60

11/2014

TEAMZERO Award Architecture Student Design Competition . Third Prize

09/2014

Shekou Prince Bay Kiosk Design Competition . Top 50

10/2013

National Architectural College Student Work Exhibition . Excellent Design Award

02/2013

UA International Concept Design Competition . Honorable Mentions

08/2012

DUT Handcrafted Architectural Illustration Contest . Third Place

PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS 02/2015

The Architect . The Architect Press, ISSN 1001-6740, 2015. 02

04/2013

Urbanism and Architecture Magazine (UA) . Urbanism and Architecture Press, ISSN 1673 - 0232, 2013.04.

03/2016

Confronting Informality Symposium and Exhibition . Delft, Netherlands

06/2015

Graduation Projection Exhibition . Dalian, China

10/2013

National Architectural College Student Work Exhibition . Changsha, China

SKILLS Digital Language

Rhino, Autocad, Adobe suite, V-ray, Sketchup, Grasshopper Mandarin, English


Wei Huang Portfolio  

Selected work 2010 - 2017 MArch, Delft University of Technology

Wei Huang Portfolio  

Selected work 2010 - 2017 MArch, Delft University of Technology

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