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XIAOLING WANG Master of Architecture University of Pennsylvania


XIAOLING WANG

3945 Chestnut St, Apt 511, Pennsylvania, PA 19104 xiaowan@upenn.edu +1-215-530-1063

EDUCATION University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture, 08/2015 - 05/2018 Design research using complex variation and algorithm organization guided by object-oriented ontology. Advanced coursework in object-oriented ontology, building simulation, building skins, building and accessibility code requirements and project managemant. Elective coursework in Revit. Architectural Association, London Visiting School, 09/2017 - 12/2017 Studio in London engaged with how to translate Manhattanism in Delirious New York into London. Learned history of London. Traveled around Europe. Nanjing University, Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture, 09/2011 - 06/2015 Fundamental design and construction coursework with elective work in Revit, sustainable building design and architectural history theory.

WORK EXPERIENCE Architectural Intern, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Shanghai, 05/2016 - 08/2016 Cultural and Creative Industries Park, Beijing Cidi iTown, Beijing: • Designed and 3D modeled the bar and lighting in the lobby using Rhino • Rendered Interior rendering using VRay, Photoshop • Drew interior construction documents and fixed redlines using AutoCAD • Prepared presentation layout using Adobe InDesign Renovation for City Hall, Quanzhou: • Made physical model of the overall envelope, interior and structure using cardboards and wood Renovation for Hangzhou Cave, Phaedo Studio, Hangzhou: • Made physical model of the original cave and structure using concrete, steel wire mesh and fabric

SKILLS Software

Language

3D Modeling: Rhino, Revit, SketchUp, Maya 2D Graphic: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Rendering: VRay, Maxwell, Keyshot Coding: Grasshopper, Python, Processing

Chinese: Native English: Proficiency

AWARDS Nomination of ArchDaily Building of the Year, Beijing Cidi iTown, 2018 Visionary Prize, Manitoga Pavilion Competition, 10/2015 2nd Prize of People's Scholarship, Nanjing University, 2012-2013 2nd Prize of People's Scholarship, Nanjing University, 2011-2012


01 THE AA HOUSING Mixed Housing for Artists and Tourists 02 COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL CENTER + PERFORMANCE CENTER A Leisure and gathering space for a low-income area 03 THE NEW ROOF ( IN THE OLD) Pearl Buck Museum Extension 04 THE SUPER-DECORATED SPACE Knoll Design Center Inspired by Venturi and Mies 05 THE PHI BATH Defining a New Urban Plaza as a Gate in Athens 06 THE PARKING LINE Urban Design to Solve the Lacking Parking Space Issue

07 REVIT WORK High Rise Office Building 08 BEIJING CIDI ITOWN 09 RENOVATION FOR HANGZHOU CAVE Internship in Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects


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THE AA HOUSING Mixed Housing for Artists and Tourists Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, 322,000 sqf 2016 Fall Instructor: Ben Krone Individual Work

This project is a mixed housing located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Red Hook is a neighbourhood on a peninsula projecting into the Upper New York Harbor. It was once prosperous in early 20th century as a shipping and port area but declined later. Nowadays, many artists live in Red Hook which creates a very unique neighbourhood atmosphere. The site is just next to the block where Pioneer Works is located. Pioneer Works is a non-profit foundation that fosters multidisciplinary creativity in the arts. A lot of artists work and gather there to share their ideas and life. Therefore, inspired by the arts environment in Red Hook and townhouse rental market, this project creates a new model of mixed housing trying to support the artists' better living as well as maintain the vivid artistic community atmosphere inside the building.

Townhouse Section Owners sometimes rent out their rooms in the townhouse for extra income.

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Each housing unit is embedded with an extended smaller space. A shared bathroom is connecting these two spaces. The owner and the tenant have seperate entrances so that they won't disturb each other. The extended space is also a temporary small exhibition space. Because the small space is transparent, artists can decorate the space with their most updated artworks. In this way, the tenants' privacy is guaranteed and the artists can exhibit their work to both the tenants and neighbourhood.

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Residential Massing

Public Space at Bottom

Free the Ground

Split In Between

Add the Airbnb Units

Vertical Art Community

The split creates a vertical artisitic community which responds to Pioneer Works on the other side of the road.

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A VERTICAL OUTDOOR EXHIBITION The split creates a vertical artisitic community. Tenants can enjoy this vivid art world as well as the artists. The artist will decorate the Airbnb space from time to time, which makes the split a time-based changing exhibition. Some of the Airbnb space's roofs are accessible. The split is a huge outdoor exhibition.

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Art Gallery

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COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL CENTER + PERFORMING CENTER Wutang Square, Nanjing, China, 45,000 sqm 2013 Spring Instructor: Dandan Wang Individual Work

The project is a mixed commercial center plus a performance center. The site is located at an undeveloped area in north Nanjing, very far from the center city. It is surrouded by residential buildings. Income level in this area is not high. Therefore, the project is aimed at creating an energetic center in this area, providing the community a gathering place to communicate and attracting people from farther areas to stimulate this area's business environment.

Site Photo Surrouding residential buildings

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The site is at the north of Nanjing, sitting by the Yangtze River. The transportation is convenient. Subway Line No.3 goes through the site. It is very far from the center city and the site area is very undeveloped and lack of energy. It is a chance to create an iconic shopping center and performance center to bring vividness to this area.

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The site is at the corner of the crossing of two main roads. A lot of traffic passes by it. Therefore, the east side of the site is a significant urban interface towards the city. Most of the buildings around this area are residential buildings, a ver y few are c o m m e rc i a l b u i l d i n g s a n d industrial buildings. On the west side of the site, there is a small hill, which should also be taken into consideration.

The massing is cut by a path into two par ts. The path is aimed at connecting the square and the road on the west side, also allowing view connection to the hill. The north and south parts are connected together by one public platform and two glass volumes. As an urban inter face, the per for mance center is designed as an iconic wood round volume to attract people.

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Exterior R The wood theater covered by a glass box is eye-catching. The s path through the two volumes works not only as a circulation path can talk, do sports or have o

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1 Hall 2 Theater 3 Souvenir shop 4 Resting zone 5 Stage 7 Rehearsal room 8 Costume room 9 Make-up room 10 Property room 11 Office 12 Store room 13 Cinema 14 Dessert shop 15 Bookstore 16 Coffee shop 17 Boutique 18 Exclusive shop 19 Exhibition 20 Video game 21 Theme restaurant 22 Ice rink


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Theater Interior Rendering View from the second floor lobby towards the theater entrance

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Outdoor Spac View from the second floor on the north side towa The big platform extending from the commercial center to the per The glass curtain walls allow people in the bu

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THE NEW ROOF ( IN THE OLD ) Pearl Buck Museum Extension Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 4,090 sqf 2013 Fall Instructor: Zhou Ling Individual Work

This project aims to design an extension museum of Pearl Buck House in memory of Pearl, who is a famous writer who had devoted much to spreading Chinese culture to Western countries. The site locates next to Pearl Buck House, Nanjing University. North of the site is one of the university's gates. So lots of people come from the north. Buildings around the site are all Chinese traditional buildings. How to deal with the relationship between the house and museum is the key to design this project.

Pearl Buck House

The West Building opposite to the house

Site Plan

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THE NEW ROOF Because of the traditional architecture environment on the site, the form of the roof is the starting point. A new big roof is generated according to the triangle geometry element extracted from the traditional building's roof. In this way, the roof both responses to the traditional urban fabric and stands out as a new language.

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TRANSFORMATION OF SPACE AND TIME The fluctuation of the roof results in a continuous sense of space changing to the visitors. When people walk into this museum, they start a journey of getting close to Pearl Buck. The space experiences are different at any single point. The transparency of this museum leads to a communication between the Pearl Buck House and the museum. At the main entrance, only a small part of Pearl Buck House could be seen. As the journey goes on, the view of Pearl Buck House gets larger, and when people arrive at the cafe in the basement floor, they can see the whole house from a lower viewpoint, which reflects the respect for the house.

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1:50 Model Photo View from the ground floor lobby

1:50 Model Photo View from the basement cafe

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As people go through the museum, they can experience different view as the roof height changes. They will always have the sense during the visit that they are surrouded by traditional buildings under a modern big roof. The end point of their visit would be a large glass curtain FRAMING the house of Pearl Buck and a pocket garden.

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Metal roof cladding Wooden roof boarding Wooden rafter Insulation Purlin layer board Corrugated steel plate

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Steel Structure

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1 Metal roof cladding 2 Waterproof layer 3 Wooden roof boarding 4 Wooden rafter 5 Insulation 6 Purlin layer board 7 Impermeable roofing membra 8 Corrugated steel plate 9 Steel rib 10 Composite slab 11 Cement plaster 12 Main structure 13 Insulation layer 14 Concrete slab 15 Composite wood floor 16 Moisture-proof pad 17 20mm concrete leveling layer 18 Aluminium upstand 19 Aluminium beam 20 Double glazing

Basement structure

Basement floor slab

Exploded Axonometric

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PENN 602 / SCELSA

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THE SUPER-DECORATED SPACE Knoll Design Center Inspired by Venturi and Mies Mahanttan, New York, 80,000 sqf 2017 Spring Instructor: Johnathan Scelsa Group Work with Siyang Xiao

Venturi Scott Brown concluded two envelope practices of decoration and figuration in Learning from Las Vegas, which became the projects of the 1970's post-modern upheaval emphasizing message or ideological content over form. The 1970's also birthed another movement which was counter-cultural against the teleology of the modernist shed construction in the form of the graphic.The Supergraphic was defined as giant-2D graphics applied to architectural surfaces, which will disfigure the geometric sensability of the perspective. This project is trying to explore a formalism that is rooted in the Disfiguring the legibility of the cartesian capital grid through various 2D optic methods of patterned illusion that will ramify outwards in a form of a new style. With all the above, the Mies's Shed construction becomes a good site to test and paint on. This project is engaged in the problem of the decorated interior shed and its resultant exterior envelope. As an extension of Mies' legacy of contributing to the shed typology, this project is examined as an extension of his continuous environment.

Orthographic Projection

"Duck" and "Decorated Shed"

Decorated Interior Shed

Anamorphic Projection

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Barcelona Pavilion Axonometric Drawing

In 1986, Venturi wrote of his earlier 1966, ' Of all the things I've written... there's nothing I want to take back, except, maybe 'Less is a Bore,'... there's no doubt to me that Mies was one of the great masters ... and all architects should kiss [his] feet.' Space was the project of modernism, and Mies Van Der Rohe one of the chief architects. Mies made the spatial form of the grid his architectural master-work. The shed's grid space is totalizing and in the soap bubble of Modernism, the Inside is the Outside. The most famous one is the Barcelona Pavilion. The building is built based on a formulaic grid. The low flat roof is supported by eight steel cruciform columns, which free up the interior to allow for an open plan. The material Mies uses in this building is the combination of man-made and nature - glass, steel, chrome and marble. The walls built with green and red onyx also play part of the structure. The onyx's symmetrical patterns are made with the bookmatching process.

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PENN 602 / SCELSA

PENN 602 / SCELSA

The mirror finds what is hidden. .... Reflected images in the Barcelona Pavilion work in a similar fashion: they restore a secret that has been erased from the tangible form of the building. ...... In such circumstances an asymmetrical arrangement becomes virtually symmetrical, like Siamese twins, whenever a reflective plant cuts through it. <Mies van der Rohe's Paradoxical Symmetries> PENN 602 / SCELSA

PENN 602 / SCELSA

EX 1.1 / TALKING MIES / PENN DESIGN / ARCH 602 / FALL 2016

Barcelona Pavilion Perspectives

EX 1.1 / TALKING MIES / PENN DESIGN / ARCH 602 / FALL 2016

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ANAMORPHIC BOOKMATCH In Barcelona Pavilion, bookmatch is everywhere. It is both in the onyx walls and the perspective views. Combined with the bookmatch, the anamorphic projection method can create both pattern and space. 2D pattern is extracted from the pattern on the onyx. Using these operations, a design trial based on the Barcelona Pavilion is tested.

2D Pattern

Anamorphic view

Break through the walls

"PAINT ON MIES" The Barcelona Pavilion plan is duplicated and layered ver tically. The conical extrusions cut through the walls and floors to create interior optical illusion and spaces like atriums, rooms and transportation space.

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EX 1.1 / TALKING MIES / PENN DESIGN / ARCH 602 / FALL 2016

EX 1.1 / TALKING MIES / PENN DESIGN / ARCH 602 / FALL 2016 EX 1.1 / TALKING MIES / PENN DESIGN / ARCH 602 / FALL 2016

Trial Bookmatch Perspectives - Optical Illusion

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THE BOOKMATCH PROCESS We use wax and dye making a physical model to explore the process of the bookmatch. The bookmatch is not only a symmetrical pattern, but more about the splitting. The original material to be cut looks uniform from outside. But inside it has many different layers so that by cutting and unfolding it, a symmetrical pattern with grains is created. Taking advantage of this process, a formal method comes up. With this method, it can create both interior and exterior space, even facades and material.

PENN 602 / SCELSA

Bookmatch Process

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VOLUME GRAIN CUT UNFOLD

The Volume with Grain

Cutting and Unfolding

017 / XIAOLING WANG & SIYANG XIAO

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CUT AND UNFOLD

Bookmatch Massing

FINAL REVIEW / PENN DESIGN / ARCH 602 / FALL 2016 / XIAOLING WANG & SIYANG XIAO

Site Map Pier 57, Manhattan, New York

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Grain Materials


Exterior Rendering

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Upper Floor Plan

1:400 Model Photo

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THE PHI BATHS Defining a New Urban Plaza as a Gate Dexameni Square, Athens, Greece, 19,375 sqf 2018 Spring Instructor: Cecil Balmond, Ezio Blasetti Group Work with Yihui Gan

This project aims to test non-linear systems at both a methodological and tectonic level through the architectural proposal, to explore how much the non-linear algorithmic methodologies could guide the design process. The site is located at Dexameni Square, which is a complex urban public space at the center of Athens. It includes the archeological ruins of a Hadrian Aqueduct, two water tanks, an open air theater and other open spaces. In collaboration with the Athens Water Supply Company, the project not only defines a new urban plaza in Athens as a stop connecting the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus which are two highest points in the city, but also, as a gate, which introduces locals and tourists to the history and future lifestyle of Athens.

PHI /faɪ/ : the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet (φ or ϕ), representing Golden Ratio.

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Dexameni Square

Acropolis

View from Mount Lycabettus

THE MOUNTS The site sits at the foot of the Mount Lycabettus. The Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis are two highest points in the city, where tourists can have a fascinating view of Athens.

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Bathhouse and Aqueduct

THE TRADITIONS Greece is a countr y that has long history. Athens is the origin of Western citizen culture. The ancient Greeks did everything outdoor. Therefore, public space plays quite important role in citizen life. Since Athens was once conquered by Romans. Bath became one of the traditions of Athenian too. Green Space

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UNIT STUDY

Golden Isoscelets Triangle

Pentagon

5 Golden Isoscelets Triangles in 1 Pentagon

Dodecahedron made of 12 Pentagons

The unit is designed to have both rigid and fluid property. It is made of 7 flat surfaces and 2 hypobolic surfaces. Each flat surface is a golden isoscelets triangle. The unit can be fit into a dodecahedron. 10 units can aggregate to one ring in dodecahedron. There are 6 orientations for the rings and the rings could aggregate to different volumes with different solids and voids.

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DODECAHEDRON GRID SUBDIVISION

Scale factor = 0.382

Scale factor = PHI = 0.618

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MATRIX / FIELD STUDY Pt Attractor *3

Linear Attractor

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Vector Direction Boundary

The Matrix is generated based on different types of attractors in Grasshopper. The color of each pixel in the field is determined by the distance of the pixel to the attractor. This study is aimed at exploring how the attractors can influence and generate different types of fields.

Field Strength:0-2000, step:500

Source: Public Entrance

Source: Water Tanks

Source: Surrounding buildings

Decay:0-0.8, step:0.2 Source: Public Entrance

Based on the site, the attractors can be three types of factors - the location of the public entrances, the existing water tanks or the surrouding buildings. And these attractors can have different levels of strength and decay. In this way, the fields being generated provide quite a lot options.

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Source: Water Tanks

Source: Surrounding buildings


PROGRAM GENERATION

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The field is selected based on the program distribution. Meanwhile, the program distribution is also adjusted according to the field.

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1 Water Tank 2 Entrance / Lobby 3 Reception 4 Water Hall 5 Locker Room 6 Cafe 7 Bath Pool 8 Restroom

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Physical Model - Powder Print

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THE PARKING LINE Urban Design Xuanwu District, Nanjing, New York, 62,000 sqm 2014 Fall Instructor: Hang Yin Group Work with Ruoning Ni, Siqi Wang, Xinyu Wang, Si Zuo

The site is located at Xuanwu District in Nanjing, which is the center city. The site includes 5 blocks shaping as an "L". Opposite to the site is the most famous restaurant and bar street in Nanjing. According to our research, because of the high popularity and crowds of this area, the most prominent problem is the lacking of parking space. Therefore, this project targets at the parking space problem and combines the parking space with commercial space to develop more potential of this area.

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HIGHER FLOOR, LESS PEOPLE

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ACTIVATING UPPER FLOORS

To deal with short supply of parking space on site, a floor for parking is inserted into the floors. According to the research of shopping centers, usually the ground floor and the second floor have the most popularity. As floor goes higher, less people are willing to shop there. In this case, by inserting a parking line between the second floor and the third floor, the upper floor's business is activated.

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REVIT WORK High Rise Office Building 2018 Spring Instructor: Franca Trubiano Individual Work

This is an individual REVIT exercise for ARCH 736. All the modeling and drawings are created in REVIT.

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Exceptional Floor Plan


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Double Skin Facade Section


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WORK EXPERIENCE Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects Shanghai, China 05 / 2016 - 08 / 2016

Beijing Cidi Memo iTown Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 2015-16 Factory Renovation Cultural and Creative Industries Park Design Principal : Yuyang Liu Project Architect : Ning Li

ROLE Construction Drawing : AutoCAD Interior Rendering : VRay, Adobe Photoshop Design Research Bar, Lighting and Furniture Design : SketchUp Presentation Layout : Adobe Indesign

"Station" Layout Plan

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"Station" Elevation1 1:125

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"Station" Bar Counter

Bar Counter Inside Unfolding Facade 1:50

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WORK EXPERIENCE Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects Shanghai, China 05 / 2016 - 08 / 2016

Phaedo Space Hangzhou, China Cave Renovation Design Principal : Yuyang Liu Project Architect : Ning Li

ROLE Physical Site Model Making : Concrete, Wire Mesh, Newspaper, Cardboard, Gauze

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Xiaoling Wang Portfolio 2018  

M.Arch I | PennDesign

Xiaoling Wang Portfolio 2018  

M.Arch I | PennDesign

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