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
Community Center at Xi'an Sanxue Street
002. Steel-willed Montage
003. Fashion Culture & Vague Trend
004. Pros&Cons: Two Sides of Rope
005. Reflection: Rebirth of Bridge
006. Shadow of Colors: Reflective waterfall
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
Grasshopper Program Structure Models Furniture Design Drawings Photography
Reload: Rebirth of Ancient Alleys Community Center at Xi'an Sanxue Street
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.
Surroundings Analysis It shows the surrounding conditions of Sanxue Street. It includes the famous Forest of Steles Museum.
Abandon Some Buildings
Add New Buildings
Different Types of Courtyards
View of The Road of Site
Section Perspective View
Steel-willed Montage Movie Theme Park for Xi'an Film Studio
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.
Surrounding Conditions Analysis
Photograph of The Site
Formal Site Conditions Analysis
Bus Stop Analysis
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
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.
Fashion Culture & Vague Trend Hotel Design - A Complex Cube
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 Xiâ€™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 Xiâ€™an culture.
Dinner&Caffee Cultural Experience
Platform in the Building
Platform on Roof
irculation of otel Rooms
Circulation of Circulation of Office Circulation of Dinner Entertainment Room
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.
Pros&Cons: Two Sides of Rope Skyscraper Design in Manhattan
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 â€œblack boxâ€? 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.
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
Reflection: Rebirth of Bridge Cornell Tech Center in New York City
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.
can also on of the blurred. unctionUsers will theaters g, mainly curtains.
Slow Movement Section
Fast Movement Section
Heriarchy Tertiary Structure
Shadow of Colors: Reflective waterfall Modern Hotel in Cuba Havana
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 peopleâ€™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.
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.
Create Hotel Rooms Surrounded the Core
Create Other Hotel Rooms
Add Decks Between Rooms and Pools
Add Stairs on The Decks
Pools & Decks
Complex Field (Grasshopper)
Photograph and Furn