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XIN SHEN

2011-2018

PORTFOLIO


XIN SHEN

Mobil: Email:

Education ·University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI, USA

(1)734-846-3449 sxin@umich.edu

Address: 2222 Fuller Ct., 513A Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

Awards & Honors 09/2016 - Present

Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Master of Architecture

·Selected for Architecture Student Show Exhibition of Taubman College University of Michigan

2017

·Tianjin University | Tianjin, China School of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture

09/2011 - 07/2016

·Excellent Graduation Project of Tianjin University Changhua, Taiwan

2017

·Feng Chia University (Exchange Student) | Taiwan Department of Architecture

09/2014 - 01/2015

·Best work of Changhua County Green Architecture Creative Design Changhua, Taiwan

2015

·Excellent Design Work for Architecture Design in Architectural School of China Senior co-author | China

2015

·Selected for Exhibition of 100 New Architecture Students Nanjing, China

2014

·Third prize in the Fifth Tongji International Cardboard Constructional Design Competition Shanghai, China

2012

Experience ·ABA Studio | New York, USA Spring break externship 02/2018 - 03/2018 Developed physical models and took photos of an on-going project. Assisted the representation of facade and section schematic design. ·Australia PT Design Consultants Limited | Shenzhen, China Intern 06/2017 - 08/2017 Collaborate with urban designers with massing design of a commercial complex project. Designed the plans for loft apartments in the project, and finished the 2D drawings alone according to the direction and collaborated with the group members to build 3D digital models. ·Marmol Radziner | Los Angles, USA Spring break externship 02/2017 - 03/2017 Develop the understanding of different stages in architectural practices, including site visiting, schematic design, planning checking in the city hall, communication with contractors, and construction checking. ·China Academy of Building Research (CABR) | Beijing, China Intern 08/2015 - 09/2015 Designed the massing and plans for the Sanya Art Museum & Complexes of World Handicraft Council Agency Headquarters. Represented one of three projects in the first round presentation. ·Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design | Tianjin, China Intern 08/2014 - 09/2014 Assisted the professor in designing a modern temple and its subsidiary supporting spaces with abstracting elements of traditional Chinese architecture. Built 3D model and represented eleven perspectives of the project alone for the second round presentation.

Additional Experience ·Social Service Team, outstanding member | Tianjin University

06/2012 - 07/2012

·Debate Team, School of Architecture | Tianjin University

11/2011 - 08/2013

·Serving Center of Public Welfare Department, leader | Tianjin University

09/2011 - 09/2013

Skills ·Computer Skills Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Premiere, Acrobat) Sketch Up, Autodesk CAD, Revit, MAYA, Rhino, Grasshopper, Microsoft Office ·Art Skills Sketching, Hand Modeling, Photography ·Language Chinese (Native), English (Proficient)

Thank you for your thoughtful review.


About Me For me, architecture is a type of action, sensation, or memory on the site. It comes from people and in the end serves people. Building design creates city memories and brings happiness to people living together in the building. Studying architecture is the best choice for me because it helps me to achieve my self-value by making contributions to others.


CONTENTS Resume

1. Aquatic Towers High-rise Apartments Planning and Design

2. Reading under Trees Middle School Design in Ann Arbor

3. Autonomous Campus Campus Design Based on Automatons Vehicles

4. Living Mall & Open Theater Commercial Complex and Urban Design

5. DGav-vkhyil Buddhist Visitor Center and Museum Design

6. Hey, Old Time. Library + Variation of Traditional Chinese Garden

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In this project, we aim to solve the flooding issue on our site and at the same time, we use the towers and landscape as water collection and recycle equipment. From landscape to detail design, this design combines several systems and make them work together to create a new kind of apartment which can not only environmental friendly itself but also can contribute to the revival of Detroit area.

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Aquatic Towers

High-rise Apartments Planning and Design Academic work, Team University of Michigan, 09.2017 - 01.2018 Instructor: Craig Borum, Claudia Wigger Units, Details, Facade design, Site Planning refine, and Representation

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LINK DETROIT PROJECT BIKE & TRAIL PROJECTS HAMTRAMCK

SITE ABANDONED RAILWAY

NEW CENTER

QLINE HAMTRAMCK CONNECTION MIDTOWN LOOP - Phase I

DEQUINDRE CUT - Phase II

MIDTOWN LOOP - Phase III

MIDTOWN LOOP - Phase II

MIDTOWN

DEQUINDRE CUT

MIDTOWN LOOP - Phase IV RIVER WALK

DOWNTOWN DETROIT

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Landscape concept The design starts with the site visiting and analysis. According to the research, Detroit area experienced flooding issue several times in the past decades. Lower points on the site, like the roads under the rail way, will gather rain water and cause problems. We tried to use our design as a strategy to solve this problem. Our apartments and the landscape around the apartments will gather and reuse the rain water. Under the circumstances that there is a large area in Detroit that has the same flooding issue that caused by the railway, our project can be used in a large urban scale. So, our landscape design is connected with the railway, which can be extended to wherever there are railways. Besides the urban impact, the landscape of our project also has the function of collecting and filtrating rainwater and providing good quality of the water-related landscape.

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Woodward Ave

Woodward Ave

Maximum Water Pounds Area Site Area: 80100 sq m Hard Ground Area: 36810 sq m Maximum Water Pounds Areas

Site Area: 80100 sqm Hard Ground Area: 36810 sqm Annually Percipitation: 0.1715cm---- 4.165cm Needed Water Storage Volumn: 1533 Stere

Annually Precipitation: 0.1715cm - 4.165cm

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Needed Water Storage Volume 1533 Stere

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General Water Pounds Areas Aquatic Towers

Aquatic Towers

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Underground Parking Entrance Resident Entrance

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Loading Area Water Features

Aquatic Towers

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Aquatic Towers

Parking Entrance

Loading Area

Aquatic Towers

Aquatic Towers

Rain Water Pond

Aquatic Towers

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Aquatic Towers

Comercial Center

Train Station

Aquatic Towers

Underground Parking Entrance

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Train Station

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Plans There is two main entrance to the apartment. One is for the public, which will lead people to the lower short-time rental apartments and the expiration space on the top of the building. The other is for private use, directly lift residents to the upper private apartments. All water related rooms, like kitchen and restrooms, are located near the central core for shortening the distance of pipes.

Exhibition Entrance

QLine Station

Ground Floor

Residents Entrance Water Water Related Function

19th Floor Plan 1/8”=1’

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Entrance to the Parking Garage

Entrance to the Parking Garage

Shopping Mall Entrance

Shopping Mall

Shopping Mall

Shopping Mall Entrance Train Station Entrance

Train Station

Train Station

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Rainwater Collection & Recycle System

Elevation

Section of System Exhibition

There are two main water systems in our building. One is the water collection system. There are water pounds on the site and water tanks underground. This rainwater will be filtrated and reused by the residence. Furthermore, the other water system is the recycle water system in the towers. We collect the water from the sink and tub in each apartments, and reuse it to flush toilets. This water has more complicated filtration system. It need to be separated by oil first and then filtrated. Also, there are some water seed and plants in our tower that can clean the water.

Oil Seperator

Filtration Machine

Water Tank

Water Tank

Technical Floor

Facade Design In order to let the water flow down from the top and at the same time provide the residences with good water-related communal spaces, we arrange the position of public spaces inside the building in each floor. As a result, there is a spiral figure on the facades. Under the circumstance that the tower is quite a dominant figure on the site, so we try to minimize the area of the windows and bring more plants to our building on the purpose of trying to be friendly to the surroundings. We add operable shading devices on the facade which is good to the indoor lightening condition and light pollution. Also, we try to find a balance between good viewpoint and energy saving. So, we minimize the area of the windows as much as we can, but still leave space for the residence to have a great view.

Residential Units

Water Fountain

Gym

Oil Seperator

Filtration Machine

Water Tank

Water Tank

Technical Floor Residential Units

AQUATIC TOWER APARTMENTS Dailin Zhao, Shiyu Wu, Xin Shen Craig Borum, Claudia Wigger

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Water Fountain

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The design starts from the arguments, which are combining learning with other and opening spaces of them to nature to create an active atmosphere. The library without walls becomes the social and circulation center, and students will meet books and nature when they move for different courses. The form comes from an amoeba, which is an organism that has the ability to change its shape for more contact with nature. Curve lines are also introduced to the sections, and changed based on the programs. Several courtyards are designed to bring inside not only trees and sky but also the natural light. Some of the functions can be shared with the neighborhood with their own entrance.

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Reading under Trees Middle School Design in Ann Arbor Academic work, Individual Detroit, MI, 09.2016 - 01.2017 Instructor: John Mcmorrough

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Typological Argument

Formation

An amoeba, an organism that has the ability to change its shape for more contact with outside world.

Separate a centralized formation and use organic forms to link them together again. The bring not only trees and sky inside the building, but also the natural light. Although architecture has its own organic shape, it is related to the context of the site.

Urban and Social Arguments A Sharing of facilities with the neighborhood will make the school a gathering spot even when school is not in session. Open to nature, and combined with other activities, the school creates an active atmosphere.

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Offices

Programs

Science

Offices Classrooms

Classrooms

Cafeteria

Cafeteria Computer Lab

Aquatic Library Offices

Alternative Use Diagram

Library

Gym

Circulation

Entrance

Circulation is free on both floors. Outdoor sidewalks and roadways go between the building blocks, but students can still go to the swimming pool from the second floor.

Outdoor Sidewalks and Roadways

Entrance

Science

Music

The library without walls becomes the social and circulation center of the school. Students will meet books and trees when they move for different courses.

Art

Offices Gym

Auditorium

Auditorium

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Program The library without walls becomes the social and circulation center of the school. Students will meet books and trees when they move for different courses.

Cafeteria and most of the educational facilities are isolated and can be locked. Sports facilities, library and auditorium can be shared with the neighborhood with their own entrance.

Main Entrance

Elevators Stairs

Auditorium Entrance

Gym Entrance

Ground Floor

Second Floor Elevators

Stairs

Indoor Circulations

Circulation Circulation is free on both floors. Outdoor sidewalks and roadways go between the building blocks, but students can still go to the swimming pool from the second floor.

Outdoor Circulations

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Section A-A

Section A-A Elevation A

Sectional Variation Classrooms

Curve lines also introduced to the sections, and changed based on the programs.

Elevation A Section B-B

Exhibition

Library

Trees

Circulation

Section B-B Elevation B Sectional Variation Curve lines are also introduced to the sections, and changed based on the programs.

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According to the research of the education situation of Detroit area, a type of school is designed to create more education possibility in the way of sharing the resource of good teachers and learning facilities. Autonomous vehicles are introduced to the school system and become a part of the architecture. The schools will work as a terminal, which has a platform for attaching all kinds of movable school facilities and make the site a temporal school.

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Autonomous Campus Campus Design Based on Automatons Vehicles Academic work, Individual, Detroit, MI, 01.2017 - 04.2017 Instructor: Steven Mankouche

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Parking ways will change when people use autonomous vehicles.

Schools in Detroit The space between cars will shrink as parking lots no longer a space for loading people.

Closed schools Percentage Rankings of Schools 0-4 5 - 10 11 - 58

The roads will be narrowed.

Sources: Detroit Free Press analysis of Michigan Department of Education and Data Driven Detroit information

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The space between cars will shrink as parking lots no longer a space for loading people.

Private Campus

Pedagogy

Online Courses

Face-to-Face Discussion

Stable Open Campus

Reduction of Space will leave more space for other kinds of activities.

This project will turn them into a movabale campus. More people have access to higher education. More public green space for multiple uses.

Autonomous vehicles will change the way of architecture designed. Parking will no longer Xin take aShen lot of space for moving around, and the parking skills of the drivers will not be necessary to take into consideration. As the autonomous vehicles will allow everyone use vehicles without a need of a driving license, vehicles can now become a part of the architecture, and the relation of parking, vehicles, and architecture will totally change.

Future Parking

In this design, the autonomous vehicles will be considered as an extension movable part which holds the sharing parts of the new school design.

Laboratoriums Equipments Offices Private Study Rooms

Private Meeting Room

Entrance

Restrooms

Lecture Hall

Equipments

Open Working Space

Autonomous Vehicles

Library COFFEE

As the parking space will shrink, a lot of empty space will need to be rearranged to different usage. Instead of using green space to fill them, it can also be sharing schools for neighborhoods. COFFEE

VEHICLE OFFICES

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LIBRARY ENTRANCE of two parts, one is fixed on the The schools will be the combination site with the functionsHALL that not easy to VEHICLE MEETING ROOMS move. This part will serve the neighborhood when the building is notOFFICES working as an educational spot. The other is sharing and movable part, wish will design in the way of a platform for autonomous vehicles which can be linking as rooms.

Liner Plan Strategies on weekdays

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Filling the Parking lots

This kind of sharing school will be introduced to the neighborhood and filling the empty space left by the shrinking of parking space. Green spaces will replace the parking space to reduce the boring unfriendly concrete hard paves. Combining the school and green space together, the parking space will change to a new center of the community. The linear designed school having the same width as the typical parking space makes can be fit in all kind of situations.

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From Monday to Friday, the building will be the gathering spot for the kids who are not rich enough to get to a better school far away from home. Each day, they may have different topics from different classes. On weekends, the building will be enjoyed by the neighborhood as a market or a party space.

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Trunks

Math

Language

Science &Teconology

Music & Art

School a

School b

School c

School d

Others

Different Subjects

Topics in Sharing Schools School e

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This design is based on the historical elements of Tianjin and the research results that students collected in person around the site. It is a design began with the urban design and the information and data of a commercial complex. The constructive, as well as the business format, is taken into consideration in design. All 94,733 square meters building complies with the requirements of the guide or standard for the building structures and safety needs.

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Living Mall & Open Theater Commercial Complex and Urban Design Academic work, Individual, Tianjin, P.R.China, 03.2015 - 07.2015 Instructor: Zhen Xu, Nadong Zhao

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Minzu Theater Caoyu Theater

Dance Duet Stage Jawa

Site-plan The Qu Yuan Jinwan Grand Theater Hexie Theater

Chinese Theater Theaters around the Site

Number

Chinese Theater Since 1934 Key Cultural Relics Protection Units

Theater History in Tianjin

Plaza 66 Chinese Theater

Tianjin Stomatological Hospotal

Center of the Cultual plaza

Time

Transportation

Solution

Chart and Bottom

Two-way Traffic One-way Traffic Commercial Prdestrian Street Subway The Main Road & Big Traffic Small Traffic Site Main Flow Direction to the Site

The site of the architecture is situated close to Binjiang Street and Haihe River and passed through the Metro Line 3. The commercial complex needs to conduct city surveys and should take the history of Tianjin, traffic and research results of the surroundings into consideration. What is the most important thing, in my opinion, is the long folk history resources in Tianjin. Chinese Theater besides the site is selected as the principal element in this design.

Based on the two square design with the draw-back platforms, the commercial complex encloses the main theater in the site on all three sides. Glass gallery and water features with a strong guide, which leads people from all the venue entrance to the center of the square, participating activities in the square. Improving the public space, I build up a center area of folk characteristics and the people’s daily activities of Tianjin.

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Office & Exhibition Supermarket

5F Mall, Office, & Glass Gallery

Mall Cinema & Theater Equipment

4F Mall & Book Store

Subway

3F Mall, Cenima, Exhibition & Book Store

2F MAll, Exhibition &2F of the Theater

Sketch of the Flagship Store

1F Theater, Mall & Exhibition

B1 Supermarket, Equipments, Exhibition , Mall, Subway, Sports Center

B2 Underground Parking, Subway

Detail of the Cinema and Theater

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Glass Gallery Glass Channel

Site Area: 30173 ㎡ Total Area: 94733 ㎡ Ground Area: 62278 ㎡ Building Coverage: 0.58 FAR: 2.06 Parking Unit: 275

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I designed two squares in the commercial complex, the theatre square, and the central sink square. Theatre square has changed the status of the place that people have nowhere to stay before they are entering the theater, providing people with the space to gather outside. It is also an excellent place to give the artists area to carry out related activities and has more audience. The glass gallery and the

Ground Floor Plan

water guiding individuals enter the center sinking square in the middle of the site, gather the crowd. The platform of the layer by layer provides people with a beautiful view of a variety of activities in the center and makes opportunities to more people participate in activities.

Section A-A

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Detail of Section Glass Gallery

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The design began with the conceptual design. Use Tibetan Buddhist symbols and make space transformation, reflecting the characteristics of the Tibetan Buddhist. Picking up elements from building, poems and other works of Buddhist, through analysis, graphic, transformation, I combined the architecture with the art, history, and theory, and created a Tibetan Buddhism display experience center reflecting the culture of Tibetan Buddhism and Inner Mongolia geographical conditions significantly.

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DGav-vkhyil

Buddhist Visitor Center and Museum Design Academic work, Individual, Inner Mongolia, P.R.China, 09.2013 - 09.2013 Instructor: Xinnan, Zhang, Di Wang

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River

Buildings & Temples

Mountains & Trees

Influence of Site

themeans Site The site is situated on Wudangzhao, Inner Mongolia. “Wudang” in Mongolian means “willow”,About while “Zhao” “temple”. Tibetan Buddhist temples are on the west side of the site, Beiyi mountains, and in front of the Temple Square is II Buddha garden, where is also used as debating Buddhist scriptures field. There are two groups of trees on the site needed appropriate reservations. There is also a platform on the north of the site, where the ceremony of the Vesak Day will be held. Figure of Buddha

Figure of Buddha

Temple

DGav-vkhyil The shape of the rotation has the similar meaning with ancient Chinese symbol, yin and Yang. The center of the rotation is often composed of three or four parts. The word "dGav" refers to a variety of happiness, joy, and pleasure. The word "Vkhyil" means "rotation" or "around". The three or four spins which are usually drawn in the center behalf the "three treasures" or

Abstraction & Variation unnumbered "three realms". Then, I abstract the dGav-vkhyil into a geometric simple sign and vary it in different ways which can be used as a space design strategy in further design.

Twisting the Site

Based on the analysis of the site and the chosen symbol of Buddhist, I decide to design a disappearing architecture, which rejects the traditional order of space and react with the surrounding environment. The building was grown from the mountain, which would not steal the spotlight of the temples.

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Type 1

Color in Buddhism Temple

Light in Buddhism Temple

Abstract the Ananda-chakra in the design of the plan. Triangles mark the building turning creating possibilities and conflicts of space.

Type 2 The three main body blocks collide together, forming the main building blocks. Some parts of the building are covered by the construction and make the architecture disappeared in the environment.

Type 3 The third triangle is in the exhibition hall. There is a platform in the center that provides a view of the figure of Buddhism on the mountain.

Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

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Prayer Flags

A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth that is often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless people or the surrounding countryside. I used these flags decorate the building to establish the spirit of Buddhism. What's more, it also lets people interact with architecture in the way people hang flags on the building.

The Mani Stones

Mani stones are stone plates, rocks and pebbles inscribed with the six syllabled mantras of a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism. Mani stones are intentionally placed along the roadsides and rivers, which are just like our site. Mani stones are a form of devotional Kintamani. I used rocks and pebbles as the materials of the building. People can also put more stones, and in this way the building will have the possibility to growth.

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Entrance

Width

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Entrance is designed in an open to greet the arrival of the passengers. At the same time, from open to narrow, people may get the feeling of entering the Buddhist space. 2

Exhibition The main exhibition space is in this block. It provides people a glimpse of the figure of the Buddha on the mountain.

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Office & Storage Office and storage places are on the mountain. In this way, stuff has a routine other than tourists. Storage can also have darkness and cool.

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Coffee Shop & Garden A coffee shop and garden were designed at the end of the routine, which leads people to brightness and back to the real world. Give an end to the religious journey.

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Transfer flow lines in the building lead people to enjoy all the scenery around the building. At the same time, the rotation of the flow line implies religious praying meanings.

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The library of Tianjin University is a historic conservation building, surrounding with mature trees. It would be a shame to cut down these trees, for the reason that they are not only deserve protection, but also represent an important memory of the university. Walls and trees are the main element on this site, which is also the fundamental factor of traditional Chinese gardens. Analyzing the features of a traditional Chinese garden, the design creates a wonderful experience of the history, the nature and humanistic care of reading space.

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Hey, Old Time.

Library + Variation of Traditional Chinese Garden 2014 Chinese Contest of the Rookies' Award for Architectural Students, Academic work, Individual, Tianjin, P.R.China, 02.2014 - 07.2014 Instructor: Xinnan, Zhang, Di Wang

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Present situation

Borrow Line Reading Line

Walls, Trees and Traditional Chinese Garden

New books lack space for exhibition and circulation.

A large amount of readers with little reading space

Reading Room

Preservation Separated from Usage

Trees between enclosures spaces allow people in the building enjoy the scenery of nature. At the same time, it also provides good natural lighting and ventilation.

Gray space between the natural environment and buildings is a semi-private, semi-opened space, which is uncertainty, flexibility, and ambiguity from the indoor into the outdoor.

Room for Individual Study

New books lack space for exhibition and circulation.

Office Book Shop E-reading Room

Veranda provides beautiful scenery and opportunities that people get close to natural.

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Outdoor Colonnade

Tree Level

Indoor Colonnade

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House

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Typology Design Raise the single layer building with a multi-layer one. Create the relationship between architecture and trees as the features exacted from the classical Chinese garden.

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Building Axes of the Original Library The original library axis lacks exchange with the external environment. The transverse axis is obvious, while the longitudinal axis, which is interrupted by the walls and bookcase, is unclear.

Street Outer Court New Traffic Flow Line Facade of Original Library

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Connecting corridor

Ground Floor Plan Containing the external courtyard and pedestrian into the building, the axes of the new library are multi-level, combining nature and space for human action, and leading students to the old walls and old trees.

Building Axes of the New Library The construction of the building not only keeps the original trees, but also creates more benefits. The drawback of the building and the tree hole can avoid the construction of a larger body, so that people in the building can achieve more natural light and garden views. What is more, the courtyard can also can realize the small storage of rain water.

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Protect old trees & Form of the building Crowns

Reading Reading

Trunks

Reading

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Office

Mark all the trees on the site

Separate the interior space

Extract the scale of original library

Use as seats and display windows

The design remains all the trees on the site to reduce the effect of the original environment, using the original tree height and the radius forming the architecture and interesting space. At the same time, the trees become a beautiful natural scenery. Utilizing the method of viewing borrowing and unframed scenery which is normal in traditional Chinese gardens design the building, people can enjoy the scenery and the books in the library.

Reserve the space for growth of trees

Enjoy the trees and walls on the third level platform

Hang around on the bridge and meet the old days

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INTERNSHIP

Sanya Art Museum and World Handicraft Council Headquarters, Commercial, Residential Complex China Academy of Building Research (CABR) 08.2015- 09.2015 Designed one of three versions of the massing and plans for the Sanya Art Museum & Complexes of World Handicraft Council Agency Headquarters. Assisted designing the plans for the hotels on the site, building digital 3D models, and the representation of one of three projects in the final presentation of the Schematic Design.

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INTERNSHIP

Rebuilding of the Zhigong Temple Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design Tianjin, China Time 07.2014- 08.2014 Assisted the professor in designing a modern temple and its subsidiary supporting spaces with abstracting elements of traditional Chinese architecture. In charge of building 3D modeling and representing eleven perspectives of the project alone for the second phase of the Schematic Design.

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Rendering and Representation

Environmental Friendly Gender Menstrual Gate Design for Restrooms

Academic work (Individual) 01.2017- 04.2017

Academic work (Individual) 09.2017- 12.2017

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Fabrication with Hot-Wire and Water Jet

Gate Design Based on Study of Carlo Scarpa

Academic work (Team) 09.2016- 12.2016

Academic work (Individual) 01.2017- 04.2017

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Grasshopper Pattern Design Academic work (Individual) 01.2017- 04.2017

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MAYA Architecture and Animation Design Academic work (Individual) 09.2017- 01.2018

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Cardboard Architecture Design

Mapping of Shengrong Temple, Gansu Province

Sales Office Design (Hand-drawing)

Competition (Team) 03.2012 - 06.2012 Instructor: Xinnan Zhang, Zhen Xu

Academic work (Team) 07.2013 - 08.2013 Instructor: Jing Yang, Cong Wu

Academic work (Individual) 11.2012 - 01.2013 Instructor: Xinze Li

Cycling Club Design

Chinese Fine Art Education Center Design

Lighting Exhibition Design

Academic work (Individual) 02.2014 - 06.2014 Instructor: Xinnan Zhang, Di Wang

Competition (Team) 02.2014 - 06.2014 Instructor: Xinnan Zhang, Di Wang

Competition (Team) 09.2014 - 10.2014 Instructor: Xinnan Zhang, Di Wang


Apartment Design

Reforming the Separation in Rio de Janeiro

Housing Design

Academic work (Individual) 11.2014 - 01.2015 Instructor: Guanyi Dai

Competition (Team) 05.2014 - 06.2014 Instructor: Xinnan Zhang, Di Wang

Academic work (Individual) 09.2014 - 11.2014 Instructor: Guanyi Dai

Renewing the Factory with Chinese Garden

Reforming Neighborhood with Agriculture

Seeds’ Library

Academic work (Individual) 09.2015 - 11.2015 Instructor: Tongtong Liu

Academic work (Team) 11.2015 - 02.2016 Instructor: Yuhang Kong, Zhen Xu, Xinnan Zhang

Academic work (Individual) 02.2016 - 06. 2016 Instructor: Yuhang Kong, Zhen Xu, Xinnan Zhang

Thanks for your thoughtful reviewing.


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Xin shen 2018 Protfolio  
Xin shen 2018 Protfolio  
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