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PORTFOLIO XIAOKANG FENG

For the Application to 2018 Summer Internships


XIAOKANG FENG alexfeng@berkeley.edu (510)424-2797

EDUCATION University of California, Berkeley, CA

Expected: 05/2019

- Master of Architecture Option2 GPA: 3.59/4.0

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, China

09/2011~06/2016

- Bachelor of Architecture GPA: 3.70/4.0

SKILLS Modeling - Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Grasshopper

Rendering - Vray, Lumion, Maxwell

Graphics - Auto CAD, Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES Architecture Intern | MAD Architectural Design Consultancy Co., LTD, Beijing

02/2017~06/2017

- Hokkiado Villa, Japan (Conceptual Design Phase): 3D modeling, interior design, 2d drawings, rendering, photoshop, masterplan; - Xianyukou Theater, Beijing (Conceptual Design Phase): 3D modeling, and Rendering: - Baiziwan Social Housing, Beijing (Construction Phase): 3D modeling, illustrations, diagrams, photoshop, rendering of housing units; - Aiyue Music Hall, Beijing (Schematical Design Phase): Faรงade joint unit modeling

Teaching Assistant | RAC Studio Co., LTD, Shanghai

07/2016~ 10/2016

-Assit students of joint studio for software, diagram tutorial

Intern Designer | WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited, Wuhan

09/2015~11/2015

- Huangpi Retirement Home Design Project, participated in preliminary investigation and conceptual design

Intern Art Editor | New Architecture Magazine, Wuhan - Participated in design of poster series in China Post-80s Architect Summit

09/2014-10/2014


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES Exchange Student | Berkeley Summer Sessions

06/2015~08/2015

-Studio Professor: Raveevarn Choksombatchai, University of California, Berkeley

Student Representative of Architecture Department | Cross-Strait Academic Conference & Workshop in Taiwan

12/2014

-Mentors: Kai CUI, Zuyuan LI, Shengyuan HUANG, Another Road Project, mainly responsible for concepts and renderings

Surveyor | Preservation Project of Huangpi Hujialou Ancient Architecture & Village, Wuhan, China

07/2014

-mainly responsible for site survey, measuring and technical drawings

PUBLICATIONS Selected Work

01/2018

- Graduate Student Workbook 201 Architecture & Urbanism Design Studio

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS Excellent Project Award for Huangshi City Industrial Preservation & Renovation

10/2016

- National College Architectural Design Course Plan and Teaching Achievements & National Architectural College Student Work Exhibition

First Prize

09/2016

-Excellent Undergraduate Thesis & Design Project in Hubei Province, Huangshi City Industrial Preservation & Renovation Project

Scholarship for Encouragement Scholarship

2011~2015

-for four consecutive years, HUST, China

Excellent Project Award for Architecture Department Building Design -National College Architectural Design Course Plan and Teaching Achievements & National Architectural College Student Work Exhibition

10/2014


PROLOGUE

A rc h i t e c t u re t o m e , c o u l d b e a reverberation to its both spatial and social context. The process of making architecture is a representation of relation hidden behind the design, including history and present, human life and communities, and the potential of different social roles. Not only did I draw inspirations from people’s living and working places, and seek the further relationship between architectural types and context, but I also comprehended the city’s details under given conditions, interpreted the epitome of the city, and then fused these elements into my works In this portfolio, I would like to try to extract these latent organizational logics to create new values that could influence the existence of architecture. Different results caused by harmonies and contradictions of those different relationships are the most attractive place for me, because the combination of rational analysis and emotional inspirations often enabled me to gain some unexpected ideas and thus keep the enthusiasm of architecture continuously.


CONTENT SELECTED WORKS FROM 2014-2017

01 ONE MORE FACADE Intervention on Residential Building

02 BACK TO DAILY Preservation and Renovation for Industrial Heritage

03 HOUSE TO SEE THE SKY Design Insight And Spatial Innovation

04 SHARING ARCHITECTURE The Social Role of Architecture School

05 MOMENT ON EDGES Research & Design of Pre-concession District

06 CORNERS SHAPE LEGIBILITY Urbanism + Architecture : A Continuous City

07 COMPLEMENTARY WORKS Discovering Ranges and Possibilities


01 ONE MORE FACADE

Intervention on Residential Building

Studio Work Instructor: Prof. Ping Wang Individual Work Spring 2014

China today, when looking at an aerial photograph of any Chinese city, we will find those monotony residential buildings rising out one after another. People discard the variability of cultural life of different areas, to accept a new and universal way of life with the sense of reproducibility and sameness. This has become the habitus of the cities intent on rapid economic development and a large population centres. However, we human beings are social animals. What we need is a flexible interaction and communication with each other. By means of cooperation, we have our families, communities, and cities. This project is, therefore, based on the expansion of more social space to stimulate the spontaneous nature of the potential activity spaces in the compact living units, and revive some of the characteristic elements of urban life. The building is an integration system based on Chongqing specific geomorphology. The precondition of this project is to add one vertical space to stimulate and change the programmed and dull lifestyle owing to the horizontal sliced living space without interaction and social activities. Also, it will feedback and connect appropriately with the context to proficiently organise various inserted functions.


Concept Development Diagram 1 No Interaction Between Floors Our modern life seems to be rigorously programmed. Back from office, and take the elevator directly to our home. We even have no chance to know who lives upstairs.

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Modernism A new and universal way of life meant to eradicate variability, to relish in the ease of sameness and reproducibility

2 Extend our Life Flow To increase the chances we meet and know our neighbours, add the branches to stimulate vertical connections between floors.

3 Cooking & Hanging in Corridor Due to the poor condition of low-rent house, tenant have to cook and hang the clothes in the corridor, a humid and corrowded space without sunlight and ventilation.

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4 Move Outward to Improve Condition To appease the demand for cooking and hanging, add accessorial space at the facade to get enough sunlight and ventilation.

The limited and narrow unit house without healthy living quality, such as normal cooking area 5 To Extend Outdoor Staircase The space of outdoor staircase could be widened as a potential area for more interaction with various social behaviors.

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6 Functional Containers by Modulus Standard containers is a prefabricated and economical building material. By various combination pattern, different activites could be available.

An usual vetrical transportation, also a potential space where social interactions could happen 7 Vertical Transportation & Landscape Elevators, bridges and ramps are organized to connect the dock, mountains and roof parking.

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Chongqing Features A "mountain city", owing to its geomorphology, road could be along the roof of a high-rise

8 Sythesize Sythesize the circulation, containters and landscape to compose the solution, one more facade.


OFFICE SHELTER PARK KITCHEN

PERFORMANCE MARKET

VEGETABLE STALL

COFFEE

Programs Analysis The building is place where a variety of people gather in a variety ways to a variety of things, filled with countless oppotunities and inspiration. Through a network of circulations, a multilayered activity space is created. People will feel a new experience that is half-inside and half-architectural.


8F Level Plan

Vegetable Stalls

Green Ramp

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Live-music Restaurant Outdoor Theater

25F Level Plan

Restroom Shelter for Homeless

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Vertical Integrated Community The building is an integration system based on Chongqing specific geomorphology. The precondition of this project is to add one vertical space to stimulate and change the programmed and dull lifestyle owing to the horizontal sliced living space without interaction and social activities. Also, it will feedback and connect appropriately with the context to proficiently organise various inserted functions.


LOBBY & COFFEE 1-3F 162 ㎡ 11 standard containers This area have the terraced platforms to view the city scenes of Jialing River

VEGETABLE STALLS & STORAGE 5-9F 133 ㎡ for stalls & 89 ㎡ for their storage 15 standard containers There are vegetable stalls above the coffee to provide daily food demand for the whole community, and they are organized by the green ramp.

SUPERMARKET & PUBLIC THEATER 11-15F

COMMUNITY KITCHEN & CITY SQUARE 19-22F

266 ㎡ for market & 118 ㎡ for theater 24 standard containers The residents live in the apartment could get what their live need and various performances will be held above the supermarket.

251 ㎡ for kichens & 89 ㎡ for square 17 standard containers Those people live in the house without kitche could cook at the conmmunity kitchen and share the food with their neighbours.

SHELTER FOR HOMELESS 23-25F

LOBBY & OFFICE 26-28F

133 ㎡ 9 standard containers The shetler is 24 hours for the homeless that they could seek for one bed to sleep anytime

118 ㎡ 8 standard containers The drivers and residents who have the car could park their car on the top roof of apartment, and take the lift throught the office to various area and their houses


Thank god, there is the last one parking space.

Really feel honored to have you guys here today for my debut

Honey, what would you like for dinner?

It's healthy to take baby for walks out in the sunshine


Connection to Mountain & Dock Effective ramp and flyover are set to continually transit the residents from mountain and dock into the vertical community and home.

Entrance from Road & Roof From the lower road or upper road by the roof parking, residents could availably entrance the building depending on where they are.


02 BACK TO DAILY

Preservation and Renovation for Industrial Heritage

Undergraduate Thesis Instructor: Prof. Wei Zhou Partner: Jianfei Yang Individual Constribution: Concept 60%, Drawing 60%, Rendering 50%, Model 50% Spring 2016

This project is located in Huangshi, China, a city focusing on the exploitation of rich mineral resources and production of industrial raw material. Just like other typical industrial cites in the world, around early 20th century, the establishment of Huaxin Cement Company profoundly stimulated and increased local economic growth with magnitude of its cement output. Also, the fabric of whole city was potentially influenced owing to its center location. Till the beginning of 21st century, because of outdated technical facility for cement production, the site was discarded with those factory structures and deserted machinery, and became a totally isolated void losing its connection with the surrounding. In consequence, such industrial heritages have become a valuable asset to represent us the industrialisation history, a great functional and cultural resource of human being. Since those historic structure and facilities contribute immensely to the attractiveness, distinctiveness and identity of places. By taking methodological approaches to the conservation and renovation of Huangshi Huaxin Cement Industrial Heritage, it will transform the site into a cultural and creative hub with city’s economic and social changes. The project mainly works around two considerations. When facing the transformation of an industrial city, what economy principles we may obey to guarantee economic sustainability. At the same time, with the site’s centre location in city fabric, what newly inserted functions and volumes we may infiltrate with to revitalise the void and fulfil specific programmatic needs of surrounding neighbourhood. We might even try to, through its renovation, provide people with a new lifestyle and define the character of a community by providing a strong link with the past, present and future.


The Dislocation of Places & The Dissolution of Scale

“the city is like a large house, and the house in turn is like a small city.” In spite of history, memory can imagine and reconstruct a future time of fantasy. — Aldo Rossi The Architecture of the City

Houses of Memory These industrial heritages serve to bring the past into the present, providing a past that can still be experienced, synchronising with the process of urbanisation. They are not defined only by an original or previous function, nor by their context, but have survived precisely because of their form—one which is able to accommodate different functions over time. Like the skeleton which is not living and has lost its original function, only its form remaining intact, the propelling permanence continues to function as a record of time. History comes to be known through the relationship between a collective memory of events, the singularity of place, and the sign of the place as expressed in form.

The Dissolution of Scale allows the individual building to refer analogically to the city as a whole. The design of cities lies latent in the idea of the individual building.

01 Structural & Spacial Types

02 Scale from Heritage

03 Cutural Practice evoking an architecture filtered through memory and narratives constructed over time, and offfering different layers of meaning to those who use it


Region Function System & Economic Model Transformation Region Reform Strategy Aiming at the status of "vacuum zone" of factory, from the view of reprogramming site inot city grim, to effectively lead the flow of traffic and residents path, a landscape connection establish the links of the site and city by the introduction of elevated bicycle path and undergroudn driveway. To cope with the transformation of economic model of the industrial area and to change the impression of industrial environment pollution to local residents, the idea of "urban farm" is ironically introduced, and a series of fundmentally functions are set up to meet the daily needs of residents and business demands. Weaving a more complex and closely linked urban ecology to propose a new direction to the future of Huangshi Huaxin cement heritages, and to change the existing isolation status.

INDUSTIRALIZATION Scale

HUMANIZATION Scale

Daily Life Demand

Cement Produciton Secondary Industry Urban Corridor Space

Yangzi River

Commercial Services Tertiary Industry

Economic Sustainability

Wharf

Pedestrian Walkway

Urban Landscape

Store Market

Urban Construction

Public Theater

Ci Lake

Urban Farm

01 Contextual Feedback

Bikeway System

Based on historical railway traces for importing original resources, a floating bikeway loop is assigned to connect the wharf of the Yangzi River and city road along the Ci Lake, providing a slow public traffic system to experience the whole heritage drenched in its history. And an underground driveway is inserted to intergrate the site into city grid.

02 Humanized Accessibilty Two main landscape nodes, owing to the original terrain features, are revived to perspectively connect the western road and eastern road, and linearly spread along the three main buildings to guide the people. And two memorial plazas are set as transitions from the south to the north.

03 Function Arrangement

Farm

Hottel Bar&Caffè Market Residential Area

The functions mainly satisfy basic life demand of residential area and the need of economic sustainability. The Market close to the neighborhood is assigned to meet residents‘ daily life. The design of bar and hotel is to guarantee the fundamental economy. And the northern farm aims to lead a new lifestyle to further stimulate the sustainable economy.


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Resturants

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-4.800 Living Market: Daily Life Residents from the southern neighborhood will be totally satisfied by those badminton courts, outdoor stage, stores or supermarket based what they need before circumambulating to the farm area by the jogging track, elevated platforms or escalator.

ROTATABLE STAND

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2nd Floor of Urban Farm: Food with Bycicles Vistitors and residents are treated with floating bikeways, itinerant platforms to circulate among the farmlands, machine exhibition and multimedia

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A Healthy Farm Community This community is a story to fresh produce and room for discoveries, experiences and education. Farmers have the chance to get feedback from residents and visitors. Its multimedia with the kitchen can be adjusted into a living lab, cooking school, presentation room or stage. The multifunctional space will be a meeting place for chefs, kids, families, passers-by and the entire food business.

ADJUSTABLE ROOF


From Machine to Daily In consequence, such industrial heritages have become a valuable asset to represent us the industrialisation history, a great functional and cultural resource of human being. Since those historic structure and facilities contribute immensely to the attractiveness, distinctiveness and identity of places. By taking methodological approaches to the conservation and renovation of Huangshi Huaxin Cement Industrial Heritage, it will transform the site into a cultural and creative hub with city’s economic and social changes.


03 HOUSE TO SEE THE SKY Design Insight And Spatial Innovation

UC Berkeley Summer Studio Instructor: Raveevarn Choksombatchai Individul Work Summer 2015

Build upon a strong relationship and reciprocity between visualisation and design, this project aims to make a clear distinction between a reproduction and an analytical abstraction. It will emphasise an act of design as a recognition of an abstraction forming and performing critical understanding of a set of relationships between materials (physical or corporeal) and ideas, through scale, orientation, and intersection. The existing case study of this project is a house named “ House to See the Sky”. By exploring the latent space organisation of this house concept, experiential qualities in three dimensional space is envisioned by developing translation from drawing and modelling to building, as an addition into the existing building with a new physical construct. The project begins with the concept of how the architect achieves the space to see the sky, and this analysis stimulate further consideration for “see the sky” from the outside into the inside with an abstractive geometry as a continuity to it original concept.


Case Sections

Surface & Mass Obeservation

SOLID

FRAMEWORK

VOID: to see sky

VOID

GREY SPACE: defined by light

SOLID: interior

Case Study: House to See the Sky Focusing on formal observation of mass and surface through the analysis of solid and void relationship, the analytical understanding of abstracted representation is achieved to think about the space organizaiton of this house concept.


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Figured Space: from 2D to 3D Three spactial condistions are chosen by reviewing the previous physical model as an abstract construct at full scale with its own inherent formal, spatial, and material properties, and crop it into a volume of 8” x 8” x 12”. What attract me most of three conditions is the sense of depth, all of them with the apparent shadows, black and white contrasts, even in two dimension.


Spatial Exploration It is a kind of unpredictable way with the result of such form based on previous three spatial positions. Concept comes later. Through the physical model of figured space, the most potential space is not the articulated solid, instead, the void embedded in the model seems to be several beams of consecutive light perforating and circumambulating at the inside, and intersecting at some certain special node.


SPACE QUALITY & SECTION PERSPECTIVE

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The Inside to See the Sky The potential of the abstracted space is to introduce two main beams of light into the inside and intersect at the terraced gallery as an addition to the previous existing case and reorganise its original functions. To strengthen the concept "house to see the sky", the newly embedded void space is the continuity of this concept from the merely outside into the inside.


04 Sharing Architecutre

The Social Role of Architecture School

Individual Competition Work Fall 2016

For the public who have no relevant background, they have various individual perspectives to the architecture. And the architecture student, before occupation, they hardly have opportunities to deeply realise the public’s attitude. The gap of aesthetic cognition between architecture students and common people urged me to ponder on the potential of architecture school This project proposes a new identity for architecture school as sharing stage that welcome diverse publics. By including programs typically foreign to the architecture school, such as a park and a shopping store, the design strives to integrate the architecture school into the city’s everyday life. These shifts in program allow the school to become a place where perspective as well as aesthetic attitude is exchanged. The final building size and massing inevitably becomes a direct result of the combination of the different daily funcitons. It serves two purposes: first, to provide shopping, gallery, multimedia as an channel to attract local residents into the building. And secondly, at the centre, studio park, it is a latent trigger for them to interact with local people, and realise their various ideas.  


How do Different Social People Think of Buildings? The first one is really weird, it's hard to understand the idea, and the second one I like it very much, not only because of the master's work, but also a great work of heritage renovation.

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Well, I think the first one is really meaningful, since these three people present good fortunes in Chinese culture. And second one looks cool, however, I have no idea of its value.

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Xiaokang Feng Architecture Student

Ms. Chen Greengrocer of Neighborhood

The Gap of Aesthetic From the conversation between me and my neighbour, even though people know there is one occupation -architect, for the people who have no relevant background, some great architecture is hard for them to understand the perfect ideas and logics behind the building. Under most conditions, an architect could have considered the space, environment, and culture, however, which could possibly be difficult for the client to accept. And, Some weird ideas might come from the client, which are given important meanings by the client.

Integrate Architecture School into Life


Volume Generation

1 Development Potential To deal with the various bridges between social roles, corresponding spacial connections are supposed to feedback to the surrounding.

2 Set-back Requirements The set-back is given to the architecture of pre-concession district, based on the direction of building facade.

3 Entrence for Media As the bridges between local and media, the entrance along the main road keep the rhythm of surrounding buildings

4 Shopping Stores for Local Shopping stores are considered as the bridge for selling the work of artists and architects to improve public’s realisation to art and architecture.

5 Conection with Art Factory Re-imagine the space between art factory and architecture as the bridge for interaction and communication.

6 Volume Adjustment Adjust the layers of each side to meet different functional demand, and make some part of the roof to be available to local as a good place to enjoy and rest.

7 Centrel Studio The centre studio park is a place where architecture students would be observed by the outside local residents.

8 Available Rooftop Develop the roof to be a platform as a channel for the local to take part in the process of design with students.


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Corresponding to the Site Each different direction of architecture school is a feedback to the surrounding buildings. Also, based on the people flow of the possible various social roles, each side is inserted proper daily function as a trigger to integrate them at the centre of this building, studio park.


F5-7 DORMITORY

F3 8.750 COFFEE & RESTURANT

F2 5.250 WORKSHOP & OFFICE & PRESS

F1 Âą0.000 SHOPPING & MAGAZINE

B1 -5.250 GALLERY & FACILITEIS

Function Overview Axonometric The final building size and massing inevitably becomes a direct result of the combination of the different daily funcitons. It serves two purposes: first, to provide shopping, gallery, multimedia as an channel to attract local residents into the building. And secondly, at the centre, studio park, it is a latent choice for them to interact with local people, and realise their various ideas.


Studio-Park Side & Media Side Elevation Dissolve architecture school into the environment with daily functional entrance

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Ground Floor Plan The start of rotating studio, with gallery, presentation and relevant rooms


Terrace Communication & Studio Park Interaction Terrace is a place where, achitecture student and local who are attracted by gallery and magazine, to meet and communicate. At Studio Park, it is chance for local to enjoy sunshine and observe what architecture students are doing.

Resturant with Studio & Rotating Studio Pin-up When students from different design field have lunch together at the resturant, idea exchange happens. And, they could also meet and join in each other at the rotating studio, especially during pin-up


Sharing Architecture This project proposes a new identity for architecture school as sharing stage that welcome diverse publics. By including programs typically foreign to the architecture school, such as a park and a shopping store, the design strives to integrate the architecture school into the city’s everyday life. These shifts in program allow the school to become a place where perspective as well as aesthetic attitude is exchanged.


05 MOMENT ON EDGES

Research & Design of Pre-concession District

Studio Work Instructor: Prof. Wei Zhou Individual Work Fall 2015

Through the walking experience in pre-concession district, activities are captured and extracted by the observations to the urban life. I found that the pre-concession district has a kind of unique temperament, some different liveness comparing to the modern city. After several generations, the original concession district gradually shift away from rapid urban renewal, and form a sense of disorder, a slow lifestyle. I believe that these "slow" moments require the existence of some "hardware", perhaps a chair, a bar of light, a pot of plant, or a canopy. By following this rule, different types of interfaces are classified, and a series of various functional components are redesigned to meet the needs of existing areas with positive activities, continuing the ambience of this old urban district.


Experience & Capture

Extraction

Urban observation based on social activities

Component analysis based on people and environment

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City is the product of time. ďź? Lewis Murnford It leads to the growth, elapse, and newborn of interfaces, activities and people.

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11/17/2014 13:00-15:00

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11/02/2014 13:00-15:00

11/06/2014 14:00-16:00

HANRUNLI 11/19/2014 10:00-12:00

DALUFANG 11/17/2014 10:00-12:00

DONGTINGCUN 10/29/2014 10:00-12:00

Activities Data Overlay


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Soft Edges from Jan Gehl The general tendency for people to keep to walls is confirmed in public as well as private space, both indoors and out.You could say that life grows from the edge in towards the middle. Our backs are protected when we sit along the edge and good view of the space is in the offer. When the edge also has umbrellas and awnings, we can have an overview yet still be hidden in the shade. Obviously, this is a good place to be. 01 Piano Effect With the wall at their back, they find the place unpretentious and safe, and with a nearby piano or column they are not alone but in good company and in charge of the situation.

02 Niche Effect The pleasure of being almost present. There is something to lean on, protection against wind and weather, and a good view of what is going on

03 Edge Effect Wherever people stay for a while, they seek out places along the edges of space, providing good physical and psychological support.


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Adjustable Combination From the previous researches, we know, the reborn and elapse happened on the edges are the result of time and people, suggesting that those air conditioner, flowers, benches are owing to the need of residents, based on different edges. Thus, we presume there modularised components could duplicate and combine on any edges as long as people need them, in order to guarantee a comfort edge.


Five Different Types of Edges of DONGTINGCUN Type 1

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Rotatable Glass Tracery

Flower Stand

Outdoor Hanger

Kitty Door

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Moment on Edges In the summer, this is a good place where is shady and cool. When winter comes, closing the window, people enjoy the warm after sunshine at the half-inside. If the day rains, go out of the wet room, under the rain shed, watch people coming and going.


06 CORNERS SHAPE LEGIBILITY

Urbanism + Architecture : A Continous City

Studio Work Instructor: Prof. Renee Chow Individual Work Fall 2017 UC Berkeley

City building is becoming a lost art. We need to see the long-term values in cultural sustenance as well as resource sustenance. The studio’s focus on SoMa (South of Market) in San Francisco, contributing to propositions about how discrete actions build a legible identity for this part of the city. By developing three-dimensional readings of and proposals for a corner site as an open, public market, focusing on vertical public space and what it contributes to this district of the city, and also desiring how residents and visitors occupy, and associate the urbanism of this city. The goal is to build a long-lasting urbanism, then the challenge is the capacity to accommodate change. The program will be changed for a library use to occupy the market structure. Modifications are supposed to both hold change and build the larger context of SoMa.


Sequence of Spatial Relationships Historically, this is born of the typological development of the house to fragments of the urban places. The house is defined by its relationship to the street, shallow in back facing houses, deep in front facing ones, leading to gradient from the deep to the shallow house .


Material of the City The city is defined by a common language in which endless variations and anomalies are found. This process repeats itself over time and across scale, allowing for the part to encapsulate the complexity of the whole. The city is decomposed into axis of the street and house. Continuity in the street is hidden in a relationship between the simplified and underlying form of the city under contexts.


Transform from Market to Library


Vertical Integrated Market The retail adopt ramps and more open attitude towards the people who do not have particular purpose. Wholesale give people a performance of loading and unloading process to sign its space characteristic. Both of them act as a strategy to uplift people to the third level market unconsciously.

Library as a Corner Performance Original retail’s envelopes are removed and transformed into book shelves, as people circling around to find books become a performance of library to public city legibility. And the vertical shelves create a sense of transparence to connect gallery and coffee horizontally


Transform From Market to Library The designed space is by reading again to occupy market construct into open public space at the corner. Modifications are supposed to both hold change and build the larger context of SoMa.


Retail in City Context

The scale of retail is under the structure of city, with public open to create sense of market. Continuity in the street is hidden in a relationship between the simplified and underlying form of the city under contexts.

Library Performance

The book shelves occupy the retail space of market to create a sense of city transparence. When people coming down from the third level to look for books, as a performance of library, it connects the city with the library by exchanging what happening of the inside and outside.


06 COMPLEMENTARY WORKS

Discovering Ranges and Possibilities

Landscape Project Product Design Packing Design Handmade Gift Box

An amount of work has been done to pursue different ranges in relevant design field. Almost of them are my first try. Some work start with the basic need of people, some work I need to feedback to Chinese classical element, and some work, instead, is the instance inspiration from my mind. Luckily, I got some awards and appreciation from my fr iends. The reason I could do these works owes to the accumulation of five-year architecture learning, also, I believe these practices in relevant fields would subtly influence the logic way I think for architecture design, especially for people, histor y, and environment.


Season Pavilion

Landscape at High-Rise Building Studio Work Instructor: Prof. Wei Zhou Individual Work Fall 2015

Under the background of site, the most desiring idea is to give more area back to the local residents. Thus, I set up various flats according to different behaviors. Some of them is the roof of stores, some provide the shade for people to rest. Inside the building, some becomes a comfort place to sense the change of seasons. The aim of the project is to eliminate the dull and cliche ambience of typical high-rise building.


CAMPUS - BAND - MAP Individual Work Spring 2014 Campus Culture Product Design

Colorful Life Among Cross


The bump is the hint for each joint to form the campus map

The five colour present five main roads of school. Since the similar cross of our campus streets is little identifiable for the new friends and visitors, they usually get lost in school. So I abstracted a series of famous campus building along the five roads and shape them on the running band as the dissemination of school culture. When unfolding these five bands, and connecting to corresponding joint, they could form the map of school for those pedestrians.


PACKING DESIGN Cooperation: Feng Yaxuan Collection Store Fall 2016

First Try The owner of this collection store is one of my best friends, who invites me to design the package for his Chinese cultural jade.


Handmade Gift Box A gift for my best friend Summer 2014

Gift Box with China Sence The inspiration of this gift box comes from the prototype of Chinese old food box, which is used by the ladies to take food for their husbands. Since this gift is given to a friend who is a fan of Chinese classical culture, I looked up to relevant backgrounds, and made this gift box by myself.


Xiaokang FENG University of California at Berkeley March Option 2yr E-mail: alexfeng@berkeley.edu Tel: +1-510-424-2797 Address: 2235 McGee Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703

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