Yaxin Ding Architecture Portfolio 2018
1. War shelter design Background
The three collages showed the design background. A. The client is a little girl with the belongings of the cat, books, loving nature and friends. B. Because of the war, the house of client was destroyed, without the care of family she is lonely. She has to seek shelters with the cat. C. In order to avoid conflict, and satisfy the requirement of the little girl. She chooses a underground space in the forest for new residence. This project is to use paper model and plaster to design the underground house.
The underground space Some elements: 1. Mirror to reflect sunlight 2. Pipe for cat 3. Purify water equipment Transfer water equipment 4. Glass roof for provide more sunlight
Aim: Design a environmental protection space and create interactivity with outdoors
2. APPLE CIDER WORKSHOP -Merseycider project “THE CITY IS MY ORCHARD” “The city is my orchard is a quote is a quote from founders of the The Moss Cider Project. This is a Social Enterprise based in the neighbourhood of Moss Side, close to Manchester city centre. This project allows residents to donate their crop of apples to the project, receiving a proportion back as a high quality, hand made, cider or juice product. The apples are pressed by volunteers and the remaining product is sold wholesale to local stockists, providing a desirable artisanal product, supporting the local economy and reducing waste. -The project is to make the apple cider-making workshop for the client. This architecture is located in the Sefton park in Liverpool. Because cider- making is a seasonal project. In order to reuse the space and keep the building environmental friendly. How to make use of space in other seasons become a big challenge. Hence, this project is a seasonal functions project with the tree house concept.
Floor construction Roof covering: sheet meet on plywood Solid timber floorboard 30mm Waterproof Waterproof Covering layer 50 mm thermal insulation 100mm Thermal insulation with battens 200m Solid timber 300mm beam Waterproof Wood cement particleboard 50 mm Solid timber beam Floor construction Wal Solid timber floorboard 30mm 40mm timber cladding Screed 50mm 30mm air cavit Thermal insulation 100mm Waterproof Waterproof Thermal insulation 100 mm Concrete floor 300mm Solid timber 30mm
3. Elderly people courtyard community Background:
-This project focus on the social issue, China aging. Single elderly people have taken up a large part of Chinese population. The site is in the Zhong Tang Park in Suzhou. Suzhou is a culture centre in China with many traditional Chinese residences. This building showed respect for Chinese traditional Encircling residence, provide a good living environment and enhanced the communication with residents. -The elderly people need a sense of belonging and love. They need accompany with each other. Maybe house is not enough, a community is a better choice.
Because the layout of the room, the communication happens along the corridor. The imaginary line shows human communication.
The courtyard is filled with trees and vegetations. Here is another communication area for elderly people. Also, this space is environmental friendly.
There is a distinction with public, semipublic and private space.
The community is made up by two blocks with courtyard in the centre space. The intersecting space is very important in the community. Long ramp here is used for not only circulations but also interaction.
A. Reception B. Reading room C. Photocopy room D. Gym E. Meeting room F. Reading room 2 G. Lounge H. Canteen I. Double room J. Single room K. Lounge 2
H G double room
I The first floor plan 1:1000
D The second floor plan 1:1000 The ground floor plan 1:1000
4. Other works
Architecture portfolio The university of Liverpool