PORTFOLIO OF SU XIN Applying for the Masters of Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art
Su Xin School of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University Email: email@example.com Tel: +86-15902829631(M), +86-(0)20-86756069(O) Address: Room 2901, No. 23, Huaming Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, P.R.China 510623
Su Xin Bachelor of Science from South-west JiaoTong University, P.R.China
Name: Su Xin Date of Birth: 24/07/1988 Address: Room 2901, No. 23, Huaming Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, P.R.China 510623 Tel: +86-15902829631(M), +86-(0)20-86756069(O) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION Bachelor of Engineering, Landscape Architecture Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, P.R.China
SKILLS 3-D Programs Rhino, Skechup, V-Ray 2-D Programs Auto CAD, Adobe(Photoshop,Illustrator, InDesign), Micorsoft Office
LANDSCAPE and DEVELOPMENT
Landscape & Tourism Planning_ Gexianshan Town
LANDSCAPE and SOCIETY
Landscape Design_ Residential Community
LANDSCAPE and DAILY Landscape Design_ Urban Park
Survey and Drawing_ The Huguang Guild Hall, Luodai, Chengdu
Volunteer Activity_ Chengdu Hualin Elementary School
SCHOLARSHIPS 2008.05 2008.10 2009.05 2009.10 2010.05 2010.10
Third Prize of Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship Third Prize of Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship Second Prize of Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship Second Prize of Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship First Prize of Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship Third Prize of Comprehensive Excellence Scholarship
LANGUAGE Native Speaker in Mandarin Proficiency in Cantonese Fluent English
TRAVEL (since 2006) Overseas: Singapore, Malaysia China: Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqin, Hongkong, Hunan, Zhejiang, Henan, Jiangsu, Guangdong Sichuan(Jiuzhaigou Reserve, Mt.Siguniang, Sertar, Barkam, Yibin)
Landscapes design is more a process, rather than a form design. No matter what scale the design is about, it is not a design for a status stage, but a design that will change, or adapt to change over time. This is very much associate with the temporality, or phenomena of the nature world too. Like the fluctuate of water, the growth of trees, the seasonal change of trees, storm...You would rather need to anticipate what will happen and design according to the best way of what you think is good to happen.
To create a better environment for both tourists and the citizens . To set the stage for ecological and economic recovery. And to establish a sustainable and viable system.
Gexianshan Town [ Landscape & Tourism Planning]
Partner: Su Chang, Huang Yebiao Individual Part: Social Structure Adjustment & Ecology Restoration Strategy, Tourism Linpan Design, Ecology Linpan Settlement Design Supervisor: Jiang Huidong(Professor), Tang Qi(Lecture)
REGIONAL PLANNING Location:
Site Analysis: Traffic Analysis:
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Retail trade Catering industry
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Water System Analysis:
Strength: 1. Rich humanity resources. 2. Abundant natural resources. 3. Superior geographical position. 4. Convenient traffic. Weakness: 1. Safety potential case by the earthquake. 2. Lack of infrastructure. 3. Disorderly current construction. 4. Chaotic transportation organization. Confusing town function.
Opportunity: 1. Good developing prospect based on the rich resources. 2. Policy promote tour- industrial development. 3. Economic development of surrounding areas. 4. Development of Rapid transit. Threaten: 1. Destruction of resources during the development process. 2. Slowly recovering after the great damage cause by the earthquake. 3. Lacking local infrastructure. 4. Lack of characteristics. 5. Challenge bring by the product diversity. 04
REGIONAL PLANNING Analytic Hierarchy Process Evaluation Form:
Quality of Landscape source:
Quality of Landscape source
Land Degradation Resource Assessment
Environmental and Ecological Quality
Water Density Vegetation Coverage Rate Biological abundance
Consumer Market Distance Understand Sex Value of Tourism
Third Level Weight modulus:
barren land, simplification of species
pioneer species trees
indigenous tree species
Eucalyptus exserta F. V. Muell. Firmiana simplex Populus bonatii Levl. Paulownia
Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Presl. Castanopsis platyacantha Davidia involucrata Baill Gordonia acuminata H.T.Chang
Sub landscape node
Environmental and Ecological Quality:
Main landscape axis
Proportion of the consistency of judging matrix:0.0216; weight modulus:0.4139
Environmental Bearing Capacity
Second Level Weight modulus:
Landscape Structure Planning:
Main landscape node
Development and Resource Condition
Proportion of the consistency of judging matrix:0.0359; weight modulus:0.3872 Quality of Scientific Interest Landscape source
Social Structure Adjustment & Ecology Restoration Strategy
Vegetation Coverage rate
Environmental Bearing Capacity
Environmental and Ecological Quality Biological Abundance Vegetation Coverage rate
1.convert farmland into forests
2.develop Sight-seeing agriculture
Landscape zoning plan:
farming Oryza sativa Pisum sativum Linn. Triticum aestivum Linn.
Prunus persica Brassica capestris Nelumbo nucifera Cerasus pseudocerasus
Environmental and Ecological Quality: Proportion of the consistency of judging matrix:0.0079; weight modulus:0.1988 Development and Resource Condition
Value of Tourism
Value of Tourism
Consumer Market Distance
Environmental Bearing Capacity
Consumer Market Distance
Historical monuments Modern monuments Mountain & field as a back-
Sight-seeing eco-agriculture area Waterfront for recreation
lack of attractive
Linpan The Sichuan Linpan is a unique residential morphology in the rural area over the country,mutual co-ordinating with framing condition,traditional farming practice and life-style.
take park in some activities (cherry & peach plucking)
rising tourism fascination
Species: N.affinis (Rendle)Keng f. Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
Ginkgo biloba Gleditsia sinensis Commercial land Residential/commercial land Residential land Villages and towns land Intercity transportation land Land Used for Trade Market Land Used for tourism services Farm land Land for green
Tourism Linpan Design
Perimeter circulation main road sub road P
Building Transformation Planning:
1.Greenland patch planning: take service radius into consideration & built green spots through the street;mark out linear parks along the rivers & array landscape nodes with the landscape axis. 2.Green channel planning: form a natural stability plant community & maintain biodiversity;improve revetment type & recreate the original ecology system. 3.Green matrix planning: develop eco-agriculture & sightseeing agriculture;avoid village sprawling undermining the matrix.
Main green channel
Delimits the sky-line for lake area by using the visual perspective, control building's altitude, to avoids the high buildings influence the natural scenery.
Sub green channel Water channel Greenland patch Forest matrix Farmland matrix
Building Transformation Planning:
1.Lack of connection between every single water environment element. 2.Narrow between river and road, serious disturbance from human activities. 3.Lack of detail levels in landscape
1.Good quality buildings: with completely structure & maintenance materials,can be used continually. 2.Medium quality buildings: with basically intact structures,can be used after being renovate. 3.Bad quality buildings: with damaged structures & maintenance materials or tilted construction.
Bridgehead Square: It is the main entrance and open space of the Linpan. To review the old memory of history,I reconstructed the "Ziku" tower as a main feature and build a square around it.
The complex design should be focus on rhythm and meter of horizon contour line,to constitute a smooth curve.
1.Low greening rate,uneven distribution of green land. 2.No green space system, farmland and forest are cut by artificial construction. 3.Lack of public green space.
1.Dismantle Remove the whole construction. 2.Renovate Retain the major structure, reinforce the structure of internal part. 3.Decorate decorate the facade to meet the overall style. 4.Retain 5.Protect Repair individual component, remove new construction and renew traditional courtyard layout.
Building Outline control:
1.Unclear road grade and poor pavement quality. 2.Chaotic transportation organizations and the throughways going through the town directly. 3.Lack of accessibility among diffrent zones. 4.Lack of parking lots.
1.Divide the road grade into 4 grades: Throughways Perimeter circulation Main road Sub road 2.To ease the traffic pressure of AowanRoad,move the throughway to the east,using it as the highroad to Hongyan , connecting the eastern of Aowan road in the short term and forming perimeter. circulation in the long-term. 3.Built up a daily road system connecting settlements and communal facilities.
Ecology system Planning:
Dismantle Renovate Decorate Retain Protect
1.Connect the water environment elements such as paddy field,wet land & river channel into a network,to form a rain regulation system and a river purification system. 2.Strengthen the vegetation construction; limit the visitor flows and mark out the area which is not allowed to enter to make a better habitat for the animals and plants in the basin. 3.Seperate the main vehicular way and the water system to protect the ecological diversity along the river and avoid the distractions of the city;combines the reserved regional landscape, reveal a harmonious and environmental scene. 4.set up multidimensional land scape system,especially the open space around the bridge.
Inner Square: The purpose of this square is for resting and coze. An old tree cover the whole space to provide shady and cool.
Rim Space: The rim space of Linpan is always covered by indigenous trees. Sitting in this areas you can seclude from the world and enjoy the rural scenery.
Open node Irrigation canal Public open area Riverfront control area Wetland Protected area Paddy field
DETAIL PLANNING Ecology Linpan Settlement Design Forest community:
Ecological Restoration Process Current situation: The land was mostly destroyed by farming. Both of the original forest and the secondary forest have almost gone. The land is barren and species are in simplificative. The waterfront is was overgrown with weeds.
Alnus cremastogyne Burk. Quercus acutissima Carruth. Pyracantha fortuneana Vitex negundo L.
Irrigation Canal Irrigation Canal
Path First phase: Pioneer species took the place of farmland on the mountain to improve the soil condition and protect the secondary forest. Farmland partly converted to economic forest to prepare for the sight-
New Ecology Linpan Farmland
Malus pumila Mill. Pyrus spp Zanthoxylum bungeanum Vernicia fordii(Hemsl.)
Scenic forest Ginkgo biloba Hibiscus mutabilis Michelia szechuanica Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Irrigation Canal Road
Second phase: A sustainable ecosystem has developed. The development of new-type agriculture meet the needs of the tourism. And the waterfront has been changed from a weeds land into a scenic forest.
Footpath Sight-seeing agriculture
Brassica capestris Fragaria ananassa
Irrigation canal Road
New ecology Linpan
To study the site intensively and try to work with what's already there. To satisfy various needs from different users. To improve attractiveness and vigor of the area.
Urban Park [ Landscape Design]
Individual Design Supervisor: Zhou Sixiang(Lecture), Hu Yueping(Lecture)
PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS Site Analysis
Potential Activities Analysis
Background: Emeishan City, a satellite town on the south-west of Chengdu, will be transformed into a area which set vacation, recreation, medical care, rehabilitation and other services in one. This site is located in the centre of the living community.
Kids Mid-age Youth The aged 00:00
Status quo of most area --direct connection to sky
Status quo near the river --reflection of sky
Ideal condition --shelter of the sky
Walk the dog
The Huxi River Flowed Through. The Main Road Surrounded. Productive Vegetation.
Linked several residential district--High Population Density. A Resort Nearby--Tourist On Holiday. The River of Public Places.
Exercise Temperature and feeling: very hot
Bad views Riverside edge with a potential for promenade
Temperature and feeling: warm
Temperature and feeling: cool
Plant analysis: Circulation system:
strawy Pear tree River Irrigation canal
1.Satisfy demands of different people.
2.Increas the appreciated value of the river.
3.Retain the history of the site.
4.Cover activity space by vegetation.
Problems and solutions:
Main road General road
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X-game Kite flying
Master plan Phase 1
The formation of the program has been divided into 5 phase,and those phase overlap one by one to reveal the true face of the scheme.
Shutting off outside distractions Close planting trees
Making a comfortable site Expanding the river Long and tortuous coastline
Passing on the culture Reforming the field texture Landscape irrigation canal
Making a passing system Main circular road Sub road Wooden plank road
Plots Distributing centre Hard paving
colour scheme hue green evergreen
Shrub Melaleuca bracteata Pittosporum tobira
Photinia serrulata Lindl. Acer palmatum Thunb
1.Surrounding the park:best viewing season --all over the year 2.Northwestern part:best viewing season --spring & autumn 3.Northern part:best viewing season --spring & summer 4.Western part:best viewing season --spring & autumn 5.Central part:best viewing season--summer 6.Eastern park:best viewing season --all over the year 7.Southeastern part:best viewing season --spring 8.southern part:best viewing season --spring & autumn 15
1.Park Management 2.Art Garden 3.Main Entrance Plaza 4.Sight-viewing tower 5.Kids Garden 6.Sky Garden 7.Fields Garden 8.Teahouse 9.Wetland 10.Slience Garden 11.Fishing Paradise 12.Sight-viewing Plaza 13.Wooden plank road 14.Secondary entrance
pink purple yellow yellow gold pink green beige green red purple white green yellow
Arbor Ligustrum lucidum Ait. Ficus microcarpa var.pusillifolia P.Canadensis indigenous Cinnamomum camphora (Linn.)Presl Salix babylonica L. Cinnamomum burmannii flowering Bauhinia purpurea L.
indigenous ginkgo Syzygium aromaticum aquatic
Sophora japonica Linn. Michelia maudiae Toona sinensis (A.Juss.)Roem.
Herbage Medicago ruthenica (Linn.) Trautv. Oxalis corniculata L. 10 4
Hibiscus mutabilis Cercis chinensis Bunge Jasminum nudiflorum Fatsia jiponica Ligustrum vicaryi
Nelumbo nucifera pumilum Phragmites australis Ceratophyllum demersum L. Lemna minor L.
Typha orientalis Presl. Canna indica Lythrum salicaria Linn Gardenia jasminoides Ellis Poapretensis Osmanthus fragrans
Brassica capestris Oryza sativa
DESIGN Riparian Square
Section A-A' Section
Land use intensity: High
Users: Children Youth Middle-aged The aged
Lowâ€”growing shrub and ground covers form a common open space. People can gather to join the activities here. Thereâ€™s also some semi-private spaces divided by shrub.
Under the tree front is the riparian square--the main landscape node of the park. The cafe and chairlike tree pool allowing a space to rest under the shade.
Planting arbor and shrub in line to form a vertical space,sealing vertical plane to direct the eye along the road.
The community is comprised by compactly-planting arbor and shrub to form a completely close space. One can't see-Through the space and stay in privacy.
Only planting arbor in one side to direct the eye to the open space. It is a buffer area between the park and the city road,reducing the noises effectively
Kite flying,walking the dog,picnic
B-B' Section Road Entrance plaza
To concern about the lives of vulnerable groups. To create a better living environment. To ensure spatial justice and promote social justice.
Residential Community [ Landscape Design]
Individual Design Supervisor: Jiang Huidong(Associate Professor),Li Xiang(Lecture), Tang Qi(Lecture)
PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS Background 2000
In the past twenty years, China has developed at high speed. Since large-scale urban renewal, infrastructure construction and urban expansion, the bulk of the demand in recent years taken on the release. Therefore,how to protect the benefit of those people living in the bottom of society is a serious problem. In most people's mind, settlement seems to be a place with weak infrastructures, bad environment and wrecked buildings. So my core idea is very simple -- decide a settlement no longer as it once look like. By changing the old impression, this new residents have an opportunity to incorporate the urban life naturally.
In 1999, the government of Chengdu decided to move the administrative centre to the south of the city. In 2009, the southern metro is well-established. However, the development of urbanization also make farmers lost their lands. This design is a living community for those "lost-land farmers". Most of the land is used for farming.
Changes Living environment
From spatial justice to social justice The proportion of urban construction sites arise but there are still some farmland exist.
Strategies Equal distribution of space resource in the community Upgrade the aesthetic quality
Create a cordial contacts space for neighbourhood
New Government Office Buildings
The road network completed, all agricultural land has changed into urban construction sites.
Feelings unfamiliar Pedestrian
destroyed social circle
outsider Selected Site
New Exhibition Centre
new roles confused new environment sence of loss
gap in status Software Park sensitive
To maintain the basic benefit of the relocated families and the continuous use of the social resources,I decided to remove them locally. According to the investigation,I choose a site on the edge of the southern metro,surrounded by the residential communities.
Building constructions, depending on the sharp of the site, in 2 major towards. Building height rising from south to north. Equal landscape resource. Construction of a semi-Waito create courtyard space. Elevating ground floor to broaden horizons and expand public space
DESIGN Design Analysis
Site Plan 1 Main Entrance Fountain and water pond glorify both the quiet scene and motion beauty of water. The cherry blossoms provide a beautiful scenery in spring.
2 Fountain Boulevard
Main road Sub road
3 Water Court It locate at the end of the boulevard. As the visual focus, the feature wall with water feature can catch one's attention immediately.
Path To separate people and vehicle,vehicles are not allow to drive in the community under a non-emergency state. The pedestrian system is divided into three grades, each group has a convenient communication yet located in a quiet place.
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4 Water wall The water fall and aquatic plants create both visual, hearing, sense of the flow of the integration landscape corridors. Behide the wall is a deck and pavilion where you can have a rest.
6. Fountain Plaza and pavilion
5 Feature Walls Within this courtyard,the metal trellises with wood benches to create a space for relaxing socializing and sunning.
7. Sitting Court
6 Fountain Plaza and pavilion The water danced when the fountain is switched on, yet it turns out to be a plaza with outdoor leisure furniture during quiet periods.
The main landscape axis coincides with the main road and the nodes are lay out in the turning points to hold the visual central. The sub nodes are distribute among the community to ensure the equality of landscape resource.
7 Seating Court 8 TaiChi Plaza 11
0 The stilt building provide a covering space for daily activities. Each group has its own space and there are also public space for gathering and social activities.
10. Trellis and Shaded Square
10 Trellis and Shaded Square The square is the group's central focus. It provides green spaces for play, sports and leisure.
Elevated space Group space
9 Entry Plaza and Water Feature
11 Play Area 12 Picnic Lawn 13 Sculptural Plaza 10. Trellis and Shaded Square
Plants Design 3 7,8
Osmanthus fragrans Michelia alba DC. Michelia figo Arenga engleri Becc. Telosma cordata (Burm. F.) Merr. Prunus cerasifera Ehrh. Platanus acerifolia(Ait.) Willd. Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Survey and Drawing
SURVEY AND DRAWING Field Trip to the Huguang Guild Hall, Luodai, Chengdu Teamwork Team leader: Wang Xuan, Su Xin Members: Su Chang, Xu Hua, Liu Xiangmin,Yang Jingfeng, Yang Tao, Zhao Yan, Sun Bin Supervisor: Li Xiang (Lecture), Zhou Sixiang (Lecture)
Luodai, located in the east of Chengdu,is the largest settlement of Hakkanese in the western China. the most impressive building in Luodai is Guild Hall of Hakkanese, where they sacrifice to their ancestors, and gather for discussing. Huguang Guild Hall is one of these buildings. The hall faces south, using the overall layout of Chinaâ€™s axis of symmetry. It is a large quadrangle, peace and serene, with a three entrances compound in depth.
Site Plan 29
First Floor Plan
Decorate of the Structure 30
SURVEY AND DRAWING Field Trip to the Huguang Guild Hall, Luodai, Chengdu Section
2-2' Section 3-3' Section
Volunteer Activity Chengdu Hualin Elementary School Architect: Keio University Shigeru Ban + Hironori Matsubara Laoratory / Shigeru Ban, Hironori Matsubara, Yasunori Harona Site: Chenghua District, Chengdu City, Sichuan, China Area: 540mÂ˛
Sketch and Model
Background: This project was collaboration between Japanese and Chinese universities, and was built by students form both countries as a learning experience. Japanese and Chinese volunteers worked together on the constructional during the summer vacation, so promoting international understanding. With good construction management, the three buildings were completed in about forty days. These were first buildings in China to have a paper-tube structure, and were also the first school buildings to be completed in the earthquake-stricken province,
Under Construction--Major Structure