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CONTENT

PHAROS

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INNOVATION HUB

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INTERDEPENDENCE

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GUILD HALL OF CHESS

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DIE SPIELPLATZ

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ORIGIN

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Manaus, Brazil

Charlottesville, VA

Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C.

Chinatown, New York City

no specific site

no specific site


01. from city to nature

Pharos Manaus, Brazil Academic Project Collaborated with David Rodger (undergrad ) Advanced option Studio, 2019 Fall Instructor: Felipe Correa, Alex Yuen This project brings together a community center and an observation tower to give local people and visitors an experience that blurs the distinction between city and nature. A series of towers are expected to build along the river in the future, bringing the river back into the life of the city and reconnecting urban community and river


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I. uninhabited land along the river

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II. reconnect city and river

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III. Tower as community center

render and diagrams by Xingyu Zhang section drawing by David Rodgers 8


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condominium

private innovation center

business

low-income housing

public school

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vertical

horizontal

connecting + revealing

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observatory deck

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observatory deck F12-15

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library F7-10

auditorium F5 computer lab F4 making space F3 connect to bridge F2

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iv. Tower as recreation center

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industrial

public sport field

business

housing

public school

2019

existing sport field

the vertical

the horizontal

connect

observatory deck f11-f15 classroom f9-f10 cafe f8

interior rock climbing

children’s corner f6-f7 classroom f4-f5 info desk f3

changing room & storage

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v. Tower as observatory

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Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke

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business

public service

park

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bird-watching F12-15

cafeteria F6 botany garden F4-5

exhibition F7-10

info desk F3

viewing pavilion

river Igarape

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02. from building to landscape

innovation hub University of Virginia, Charlottesville Individual Academic Project Third-year studio, 2019 SPRING Instructor: Ali Fard The main idea of this project is “extension�. As an innovation center, this building has a closer connection to the town than other university buildings. The frame structure system is not only a skeleton but also a surface of the skin that brings the building itself and the context together. It allows the building to dissolve, to blend into the environment.


site fraternity house

hotel

university building

parking

train track

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sport field

structure and space

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seperate living space

structure interval

face to main road

dissolve


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a. temporary train station b. study space c. amphitheater d. auditorium

e. meeting room f. living space g. office h. lab

second floor

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third floor

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A. auditorium

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B. study space

B. study space

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wall section A

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B

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03. from family to community

interdependence Washington, D.C. Individual Academic Project Second-year studio, 2018 SPRING Instructor: Maria Gonzalez Aranguren A person is firstly an individual, but as he or she grows up, new identities emerge. She is herself, but at the same time, she is also a daughter, a wife, a mother, and someone’s neighbor. This housing project investigates people’s multiple rules in society and their connection to different groups (family and community). Using overlapping space and looped circulation, I hope to create a space that can enhance interdependence between people.


individual

family

community

bathroom, +6m

parents bedroom, +6m

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study room, +4.5m

dining room, +2m

kids bedroom, +3.8m

kitchen, +1.2m

guest bedroom, +1.8m

private entrance public entrance

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single module

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aggregated unit

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3rd floor B: terrace shared by two families on upper level

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ground floor A: laundry room shared by one unit (four families)

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Independence

Interdependence

Aggregation(4 families)

add public space

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the community

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B

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Site Plan, + 9m A. community shared space B. terrace shared by two families C. public roof garden D. hallway

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porous

main entrance

accommodate topo

looped circulation


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By reinventing the circulation in every unit, and creating a series of public space spotted along with the public circulation, the project creates a new harmonic community where people have a close relationship to each other.

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04. from foreign soil to homeland

Guild Hall of Chess New York City, Chinatown Individual Academic Project Third-year Studio, 2018 FALL Instructor: Seth Mcdowell I have never expected to see people playing Chinese chess on the sides of the street in Manhattan, which is a popular activity back in China. This project will provide a space for this street culture, which contributes a lot to make Chinatown in NYC to stay authentic Chinatown. A vertical street is designed, encouraging people to observe or engage in activities when they are moving through the building.


E Houston St

2nd Ave

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Chrystie St

engage independent

attract

Circulation and Activity

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Delancy St

Chinatown

Chrystie St

Bowery St

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connection

massing

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-25’

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classroom +28’

library +15’ chess practice +0’

chess competition -13’ exhibition -25’ chess making -37’

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+0’


+15’

+28’

+41’

+54’

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living space +42’, +54’

chess store -37’ , -25’

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The Vertical Street: Space open for 24 hours This idea starts to provide people who play chess in the park or on the sidewalk a stable and safe space while keeping the atmosphere of a street: people are allowed to move freely, experiencing different spatial qualities. One can be both player and audience, enjoying whether playing chess or watching others playing

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opening

green space

column

accessibility

core


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metro access

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vertical terraces responds to the vertical street

from Christie Street

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from Bowery Street

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05. from leisure to learning

Die Spielplatz no specific site Individual Academic Project Second-year in-class exercise, 2018 SPRING Instructor: Maria Gonzalez Aranguren “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.� Learning through play is effective (and fun). This small project combines the idea of a playground and bookstore into a learning space that provides kids a more engaging atmosphere. Opposite to the traditional static learning environment, here, children can hide and seek with their friends, explore corners, and find a secret and quiet space to read. They are on their journey.


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origin “Folly Architecture“ Individual Academic Project first-year studio, 2017 SPRING Instructor: Brendan Shea A network of lines can suggest and define space. Meanwhile, surfaces are the medium through which we comprehend architectural volume, order, material, and texture. This project explores primitive forms of architecture by using simple surface and line operation.


I. hut

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study of light and shadow of Farnsworth House

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extend and flip


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Pinch Study

iI. tent

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MISCELLANEOUS

Hand Drawing Aug, 2019 Pen, Photoshop

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2019

Collage, “the Timeline of NYC“ Oct, 2018 Photoshop

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Hand Drawing Jan, 2017 Watercolor

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Hand Drawing Jul, 2016 Watercolor

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[ J O U R N E Y ] XINGYU ZHANG 2019

Profile for Xingyu Zhang

Xingyu Zhang Architecture Portfolio 2016-2019  

UVA Architecture2020 BS

Xingyu Zhang Architecture Portfolio 2016-2019  

UVA Architecture2020 BS

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