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Master of Architecture University of Pennsylvania, School of Design


Architecture begins where engineering ends. It is changing and alive. I love changes.


CONTENTS Project: 001. Reload: Rebirth of Ancient Alleys

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Community Center at Xi'an Sanxue Street

002. Steel-willed Montage

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003. Fashion Culture & Vague Trend

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004. Pros&Cons: Two Sides of Rope

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005. Reflection: Rebirth of Bridge

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006. Shadow of Colors: Reflective waterfall

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Movie Theme Park for Xi'an Film Studio

Hotel Design - A Complex Cube

Skyscraper Design in Manhattan

Cornell Tech Center in New York City

Modern Hotel in Cuba Havana

Supplement:

Grasshopper Program Structure Models Furniture Design Drawings Photography

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Project 001:

Reload: Rebirth of Ancient Alleys Community Center at Xi'an Sanxue Street

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Community Center at Xi'an Sanxue Street Xian Sanxue Street is located at the foot of the Ming dynasty's wall, right beside the Beilin museum. Xi'an is one of the five most historic districts. The main buildings are made of bricks and stone. The program aborbs the form of traditional Chinese architecture, combines with new materials to create new forms of Chinese architecture. And the general volume of building construction is dispersed into small groups to build a dynamic line of community to enrich residents and visitors. Xian Sanxue Street is located at the foot of the Ming dynasty's wall, right beside the Beilin museum. Xi'an is one of the five most historic districts. The main buildings are made of bricks and stone. The program aborbs the form of traditional Chinese architecture, combines with new materials to create new forms of Chinese architecture. And the general volume of building construction is dispersed into small groups to build a dynamic line of community to enrich residents and visitors.

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Surroundings Analysis It shows the surrounding conditions of Sanxue Street. It includes the famous Forest of Steles Museum.

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Plan Analysis

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Volumn Formation

Formal Site

Abandon Some Buildings

Add New Buildings

Create Pool

Add Building

Add Terrace

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Function Analysis

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Different Types of Courtyards

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View of The Road of Site

Section Perspective View

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Project 002:

Steel-willed Montage Movie Theme Park for Xi'an Film Studio

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Movie Theme Park for Xi'an Film Studio The theme of this design is "open park of city," relevant to the movie experience. Base on the site located in Shaanxi Province, Xi'an Beilin former West Film Plant site, which contains a convenient transportation. Rich resources surrounds the distribution. Specia location and unique history, makes this site plays an important role in the city. It is designed to be an open movie park, devote in creating the experience, exhibitions, and manufacturing. In addition, we choose the steel and concrete to show the atmosphere of industrion to link the history and future of the city.

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Surrounding Conditions Analysis

Photograph of The Site

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Surroundings Analysis

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Formal Site Conditions Analysis

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Bus Stop Analysis

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Volumn Formation

The Shape of the site is close to square, the length from north to south is about 310 meters, and about 300 meters from east to west.

The site along the axis is divided into two large areas, as museums and film experience area.

The Cultural Experience

The elevation of north is higher than the south side.

The base retains the original photo studio and dormitory. The dormitory was transformed into an artist's studio.

Two roads are retained on the base and use for further function.

The west of site adjacent to Furong West Road. It is the city road and the traffic flow is moderate. Theater and commercial space are arranged in the west to facilitate the nearby residents.

The exihibition museum

Both sides of the north and west along the street are open to the city which is the media for communicating with city.

The oblique axis intersects the reserved road to form a focal point on the site.

Main tour routes

The zone of experience in films

Regional tour routes

The commercial space and theatre

Transprotation Analysis

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Subsystem Diagram

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Plan

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The commercial space and theatre The zone of commercial and theatre are built along the road. They are opened to either the tourists or the residents. The newest movies and operas are played here.

First Floor

Second Floor

Voice Analysis

View Analysis

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Section


Voice Analysis

View Analysis

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Project 003:

Fashion Culture & Vague Trend Hotel Design - A Complex Cube

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Hotel Design - A Complex Cube Ordinary hotels are always divided functionally. Tourists regard their hotels as places to rest at night instead of part of their travel. So they seldom stay at hotels, making hotels lively at night and lonely in the day. Basing on traditional culture and rural custom of Xi’an, I connect commercial area and hotel office area with fluent long stairs, making different areas as a whole exhibition. Then the hotel itself becomes a scenery spot. By freeing the hotel from singular function, it will attract much more tourists, even local citizens to experience Xi’an culture.

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Section Perspective

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Cre roo


unction Analysis

otel Rooms

Corridors

Dinner&Caffee Cultural Experience

Platform in the Building

Platform on Roof

Offices

Entertainment

Circulation Diagram

irculation of otel Rooms

Circulation of Circulation of Office Circulation of Dinner Entertainment Room

Volumn Formation

ivide the into 8 oors.

Circulation of Cultural Outface Circulation Circulation of Room Service of Cultural Experience Experience

Divide the space into living sapce and Divide the cultural space other space(office&entertainment). into 4 floors.

eate corridors between the Create the outside surface. Create the long stair. oms and the entertainment.

Seperate the cultural space into two parts.

Circulation of Logistics

Insert the cultural space.

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Project 004:

Pros&Cons: Two Sides of Rope Skyscraper Design in Manhattan

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Skyscraper Design in Manhattan

We tries to integrate public (garden) and private (residence) spaces into one building and rethinks the asset a scale. To be precise, we create two open gardens in the middle of the tower, giving some public space back pushes the height of the tower even taller. The incremental height not only increases the value the upper res the height of the WTC building (roof height is 417m) to become the tallest building in Manhattan. Beside form of the middle part makes the gardens transparent enough to let sunlight pass through, thus returning which will definitely increase the overall asset of the whole community. As for the residents living on the instead of standing in a “black box� tediously, they will enjoy one of two beautiful gardens through the op every time they go back home or leave, just a wonderful experience they cannot obtain anywhere else.

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argument at a community k to the city, which in turn sidential area, but exceeds es, the loose and elegant g the sunlight to the city, upper part of the tower, penings of the elevations

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Plan Analysis

Plan 1

Plan 2

Plan 3

Circulation Analysis

Plan 4

Plan 5

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Elevation

Sect


tion

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Section 1

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Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Section 5

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Project 005:

Reflection: Rebirth of Bridge Cornell Tech Center in New York City

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Cornell Tech Center in New York City

The bridge has always played a simple role of traffic and connecting water on both sides. But the bridge c play a new role, not simply to shorten the distance or connecting the land. As a new experiment, the functio school complex building is given to the bridge, so that the boundaries between the bridge and the building It will help creating a vibrant space above the water. But as a bridge, it still retains the original connecting fu the fast road. The fast roads are maintained in the building to facilitate the use of the bridge-only user. U have a richer experience while using the way through the main building. The main building consists of t and large multimedia classrooms. Small meeting rooms and conference rooms are scattered in the building enclosed by variable curtain partitions. When we need a small space, we can simply increase the number of c And to the opposite, decrease the number of curtains.

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can also on of the blurred. unctionUsers will theaters g, mainly curtains.

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Volumn Formation

Several Volumns

Slow Movement Section

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Add Circles


Add Structures

Final Building

Fast Movement Section

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Function Analysis

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Heriarchy Tertiary Structure

Roof

Office Space

Theatre Space

Fast Movement

Bottom Floor

Secondary Structure

Primary Structure

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Project 006:

Shadow of Colors: Reflective waterfall Modern Hotel in Cuba Havana

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Modern Hotel in Cuba Havana

As a tourist country, Cuba is close to the ocean. The warm temperatures and natural beach attract a lot of tourists. As a tourist city, hotel is one of the most important kind of buildings in Havana. Swimming pools and water have become the top priority. Almost all hotels in Havana will have more than one swimming pool. Buildings in Havana are also very unique. All kinds of small colorful buildings cover the whole Havana. Colors and the sea constitute the most important part of Havana. Through the research of the design of the pool. It becomes a main part in hotel design, at the same time, the hotel rooms are like an additional part. I divide space through different activities people behaving. This hotel design introduces the concept of waterfalls because the waterfall can reflect a phenomenon of feeding. It is like one swimming pool is feeding another. And eventually, all water will flow into the sea level swimming pool which, should be invisible by people. It will enhance people’s environmental awareness. It is like that if I contaminate the sea, I also live in the polluted water. Because of the color of Havana buildings is very rich, I hope the color will be reflected through the water, rather than through the building facade. The facade of the hotel is very pure, but the behavior of people and the reflection of waterfall make it vibrant and vivid.

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Experiment and Research They are a research of infinity pool and a experiment of different methods of connecting swimming pool. An infinity edge pool is a reflecting or swimming pool where the water flows over one or more edges, producing a visual effect of water with no boundary. Such pools are often designed such that the edge appears to merge with a larger body of water such as the ocean, or with the sky. They are often seen at exotic resorts and exclusive estates, in advertisements, and in other luxurious places. I expand reservoir into a swimming pool. The shape is like a pool terrace. I use illusion in the study the connection of different swimming pools. All types of swimming pools are reasonably and orderly connected into a whole.

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Plan

Circ


culation

Elevation 1

Elevation 2

Elevation 3

Elevation 4

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Volumn Formation

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Create Grids

Create Pillars

Create Hotel Rooms Surrounded the Core

Create Other Hotel Rooms


Create Pools

Seperate Deck

Add Decks Between Rooms and Pools

Add Stairs on The Decks

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Heriarchy

Circulation Analysis

Pools & Decks

Pillars

Vertical Circulation

Hotel Rooms

Ground Environment

Horizontal Circulation

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Complex Field (Grasshopper)

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Structure Models

Drawings

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Photograph and Furn


niture Design

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