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Master of Landscape Architecture University of Pennsylvania Selected Works


CONTENTS


1.

PERFORMATIVE WATERFRONT [701 Elective Studio, PennDesign, Individual Work]

2.

AT THE CROSSING [702 Elective Studio, PennDesign, Individual Work]

3.

ERASING THE BOUNDARY [601 Core Studio, PennDesign, Individual Work]

4.

CHARGE THE FOREST [602 Elective Studio, PennDesign, Individual Work]

5.

TEA PARTY MATRIX [International Design Competition, Turenscape]

6.

TOPOGRAPHY AS ACTIVATOR [Core Studio in Undergraduate, BJFU, Individual Work]

7.

OTHER WORKS [Parametric Design, Hand Drawings, Construction Drawings]


PERFORMATIVE WATERFRONT A Prototype for Miami's Waterfront in 90 Years [Individual Work] PennDesign: Instructor: Location:

701 Elective Studio Karen M'Closkey Virginia Key, Biscayne Bay,Florida Jul-Dec, 2014

Environmental issues in Miami are critical . Miami’s beaches will be inundated in 30 years, and other waterfront spaces will be inundated in 90 years according to sea level rise projection. It needs a performative waterfront that can respond to rising tide and daily tide, nourish beach as well as provide diverse human activity spaces. The site, Virginia Key is a natural barrier island and poorly planned constellation of institutions and facilities that nevertheless have great historic, educational and ecological value. Typical of Miami waterfronts, there is no coherence to how the island has been developed except that each parcel is a bulwark disconnected from a larger public space network. The site in Virginia Key is chosen as a test for performative waterfront. I chose the site according to its feasibility--institutions as attractions; vulnerability--the area moste impacted by sea level rise, daily high tides and water current; historical value--Historical Beach Park is worth to be protected. My strategy is to reuse dredge materials and combine each of them with certain type of structure,in order to create an unique waterfront that can responde to rising tide and daily tide, nourish beach, as well as provide diverse human activity spaces. In terms of the specificity of the choosen site, it also need structure to create seagrass habitat. This will develop a more coherent identity for the island and develop more public spaces along its land-water interface.


REGIONAL ANALYSIS & CURRENT CONDITION

CURRENT CONDITION Beach Erosion

Current Beach

Waterfront Inundation

Daily Tide

Current Waterfront

Dredge

Port of Mia

REGIONAL ANALYSIS - Sea Level Rise Projection

Miami Downtown

Rickenbacker Causeway


1 ft Sea Level Rise

2 ft Sea Level Rise 2045 Year Miami Beach

ami

Dredge Channel

3 ft Sea Level Rise / High Tide

Virginia Key

4 ft Sea Level Rise 2105 Year

Historical Beach Park Water Flow

Miami Seaquarium

Beach Erosion 2 ft Sea Level Rise Biscayne National Park

4 ft Sea Level Rise Main Road Dredge Channel


SITE STRATEGIC PLAN Grid As The Base For Different Type Of Structures, Circulations And Activity Spaces

0’

50’

100’

200’

1. Boat Launch 2. Pedestrian & Bikeway 3. Amphitheater 4. New Beach 5. Tidal Pools 6. Water Capture/Wetland 7. Shoreline Promenade 8. Coconut Tree Nursery 9. Deck 10.Stage 11.Floating Deck 12.New Sand Dune 13.New Seagrass Habitat


LAYERD AXON Vegetation Street Tree Lawn Wetland Plant Coconut Dune Family Sea Grass

Activity Space Amphitheater Floating Deck Tidal Pools Boat Launch Tidal Pool Floating Deck

Circulation Bikeway Hiking Trail Bikeway Beside CauseTrail to North Connection to Existing Back Dune Trail Shoreline Promenade

grid For New Beach For Seagrass For Sand Dune

INTERVENTION LAND-WATER INTERFACE


STRUCTURE CATALOGUE These Structures Are Designed With The Same Geometry, And Will Be Deformed Into The Grids SAND CAPTURE STRUCTURE

HABITAT NET STRUCTURE

Structure Unit

Structure Unit

Deformed Structure Axon

Deformed Structure Axon

Structure

Stick

Structure

Stick

Grid Grid

Water Flow Simulation Point


E

DUNE FORMATION STRUCTURE Structure Unit

Deformed Structure Axon Structure

Structure Frame

Point

Grid


STRUCTURE SCENARIOS Structures And Materials Will Change The Landscape In The Land-Water Interface, And Provide Diverse Activity Spaces And Unique Landscape Experience WATER CAPTURE LOW TIDE-9:00 A.M. Wetland

Beach

3 FT HIGH TIDE 0 FT LOW TIDE

Playground

HIGH TIDE-6:00 P.M. Pedestrian &Bikeway

Wetland

3 FT HIGH TIDE 0 FT LOW TIDE

CONSTRUCTION SUCCESSION 1.

2.

Grid for New Beach

New Beach

Structure for New Beach

Basic Circulation

Beach

Tidal Pool

Pedestrian &Bikeway


HABITAT NET

Inner

Floating Deck

3.

Seagrass

SAND CAPTURE

Pedestrian& New Beach Bikeway

Habitat Net Structure

4.

Extended Circulation

More Activity Spaces

Activity Spaces

Water Capture

Sand Capture Structure


PERSPECTIVE 1 This Perspective Shows The Sand Capture Structure, The New Beach, Bikeway From The Causeway To The Beach, Shoreline Promenade, Amphitheater, Tidal Pools, And All Of These Are Generated From The Grids.

Rickenbacker Causeway the only way for people to drive to the site area

Pedestrian & Bikeway

Tidal Pools

for people to come down from the causeway to the site

pools at high water level, and will become sports ground at others times

Tidal Pools

New Beach

50’

50’


Sand Capture Structures a deformed structure based on the grid, colleting sand by water current

New Beach

Amphitheater

Sand Dune

created by sand capture structure, and by reusing dredge material

the shape is arising from the grid

is formed by dune formation structure

3 ft Hide Tide 2 ft Sea Level Rise 1 ft Mean Water Level 0 ft Low Tide

Bike Lane

Shoreline Promenade

12’

8’


PERSPECTIVE 2 This Perspective Shows The Inner Pools Created By The Grids, The New Beach, The Stage, Floating Deck, Habitat Net And Coconut Grove, With A Backdrop Of Miami Downtown.

Coconut Grove

Shoreline Promenade

renovation of coconut grove that has existed before

a continuous promenade for people to walk from the site to historical beach park

Shoreline Promenade 12’

Inner Pools

Floating Deck

created by a void between the grids, and can provide diverse activities

a deck at the beach-sea interface, for people to get close to water

New Beach

Stage

100’

80’


Sand Capture Structures a deformed structure based on the grid, colleting sand by water current

Stage

Habitat Netting Structure

an extansion of activity area into the sea, with a great view of Biscayne national Park

a deformed structure based on the grid, reusing organic matter for seagrass growth

3 ft Hide Tide 2 ft Sea Level Rise 1 ft Mean Water Level 0 ft Low Tide


AT THE CROSSING The Rain and The Ritual - Imagining Temple Tank and Agriculture Tank [Individual Work] PennDesign: Instructor: Location:

702 Elective Studio Anuradha Mathur Udupi, India Jan-May, 2015

My own way to understand the Western Ghats is by understanding how water traverses from the ghats to the sea: the rain comes from the ghats, going through different water systems and finally ends in the sea. The process can be reinterpretated as a system of overflow and holding.The temple stepped tank is one kind of system holding water, and the water holding ritual activities, ritual festivals; agriculture tank provides cultivated land with different kinds of crops, food, flowers, that are used in ritual festivals. These two types of tanks are separated in the system, but creating overflow condition can bring them together, that means bring the materials into the events. A lot of tanks disappeared because development took place there, for example one agriculture tank in Bangalore became a huge bus station. However, tanks are not lakes, they are a hierarchical overflowing system, water overflows from one tank to another, a single tank disappearing will change how water flows in the whole system. I go deep into the idea of creating overflow condition to splice cultivation into the ritual, and splice the material into the events in a territory which is at the crossing of the ritual and the rain. Design idea is inserting embankments, which can change the landscape subtly and catche the rain for the land to be cultivated, and then creating different wetness for different plants. Then, the cultivation typologies which are taken from the initial study of different water systems, create hybrids for different plants.


cloud

tank on the peak

water fall

contour trench

qanat

agriculture tank

temple tank

basin

sea


TANK RESEARCH Acrossing The Western Ghats - Tanks Disappeared Because Developments Took Place. Udupi Mumbai Agumbe

Bangalore

Village Irrigation Tank in Bangalore

Ralegan Siddhi Tank

Banganga Tank Temple Tank

Sankey Tank text from ‘Deccan Traverses’

Manipal Tank

Dharmambudhi Tank Dharmambudhi Station


AT THE ARCOSSING At The Acrossing - The Rain And The Ritual

TERRITORY AT THE CROSSING THE TERRITORY

THE GRID

THE EMBANKMENTS

THE SECTION


DIAGRAM Wetness-Monsoon Season wet

dry

Wetness-Dry Season wet

dry

Vegetation-Monsoon Season coconut sugarcane maize, spice ritual flower water cleaning plants rice

Vegetation-Dry Season coconut sugarcane maize, spice ritual flower water cleaning plants rice

Bus Stop and Market Place

Temporary bus route bus route bus parking market place


OPERATIONAL PLAN

0’

Ritual Flowers

50’

100’

Rice Paddy

Water Cleaning Plants

Greenhouse

Market Place

Flower Market

Sports Ground Sugarcane, Maize, Spice

Coconut

Social Tank

200’


CALENDAR Calendar Of Ritual Festival And Cultivation. Selected Plants Are Ritual Flowers Used In The Festivals, Water Cleaning Plants And Fruit Plants That Can Introduce Other Events.

CULTIVATION TYPOLOGY Terraced Basin

Furrow and Ridge

Constructed Steps


ARMATURE SECTIONS The Sections Are Showing The Rhythm Of Different Wetness, Vegetation And Events, By Straightening The Amature.

Market Place Market Place Krishna Tank Temple Complex

Market Place Bus Parking Place Greenhouse Nursery Greenhouse Nursery Market Place Bus Parking Place Market Place

Sports Ground Sports Ground Market Place

Research Center Research Center


PERSPECTIVES

Drain

Market Place

Embankment

Marigold

Coconut

Rice Field

Bus Parking Place

Sugarcane

Mentha Aquatica

Iris pseudacorus

Lotus

Creenhouse

Embankment

Flower Market

The Perspectives Show The Different Cultivation Typologies (Furrow And Ridge, Terraced Basin And Constructed Steps), And Embankments Are Combined With Bus Parking Place, Market Place And Trenches.

SECTION The Long Section Is Cut Through Several Places In The Territory, To Show The Hybrids Of Different Cultivation Types, Wetness, Vegetation And Embankments.


Sorghum

Krishna Temple

Sugarcane

Jasmine

Embankment

Trench

Coconut

Sugarcane

Mentha Aquatica

Rice Paddy

Bus Parking


ERASING THE BOUNDARY Neighborhood Development Design in North Philadelphia [Individual Work] PennDesign: Instructor: Location:

601 Core Studio Christopher Marcinkoski North Philadelphia Aug-Dec, 2013

North philadelphia is a less developed area in the city, even though it has great resouces like fairmount park, adjacency to center city and so on. I think this is because there are several boundaries that block north philly from valuable areas. So to develop north philly, erasing boundaries is an starting point. My project is about erasing the 3 existing boundaries in Brewerytown, which are Girard Ave, 33rd St and rail corridor, by incorporating and reinforcing 3 pushes of market pressure from Fairmount, latent amenity from Park and undeserved population from east. I focus on the development of public realm and the development sequence. The develpment happens first because of the new park loop, which starts from the community and goes into riverfront in the park. It will break the boundary between park and community, then will attract more investments to the site. Then the development will happen along the interface, for example, the new mixed-use building, transformed mixed-use building, new apartments, urban plazas and community gardens as well as transformation of streetscape.


CONTEXT & strategy

LAYERS Building Typology

The park loop will connect Brewerytown neighborhood and Fairmount park, which is currently seperated by the 31st street, and is not accessible in this area; the community anchor includes a mixed-use building, an urban plaza, which can attract peope from the east area to this site; the interface means development then happen along the 29th street, including streetscape transformation, new apartments, mixedused buildings, urban planzas and community gardens; then, at the end of the interface, a vacant building will be transformed into a station, which can activate the site further.

New Mixed-use Building Transformed Mixed-use Building New Apartment

Existing Apartment

III

IV ANOTHER ANCHOR

II MAKE AN ANCHOR

ADD A PARK LOOP

I

STRENGHTEN THE INTERFACE

Open Space Typology

Urban Plaza

Community Garden Urban Farm

Waterfront Land

Circulation Hierarchy

Primary Street Secondary Street Third Street New Park Loop

Overall Structure

Building New Park Loop Interface Other Streets Open Spaces


site plan

12

8. Mixed-use Building II 9. Office Building 10.Urban Plaza II

11

9

THE ANCHOR

11.Mixed-use Building III 12.Station

10

8 6

6

THE INTERFACE

7

6

5. Streetscape Transformation 6. New Apartments 7. Community Garden II

5

3

4

THE ANCHOR 2

1.

2. Mixed-use Building I 3. Urban Plaza I 4. Community Garden I

THE LOOP 1. New Park Loop

0’

150’

300’

600’


AXON - URBAN PLAZA SITE KEY

The Anchor

PROGRAM ZONING

Urban Commercial Community Buffer Circulation

SECTION A-A

Urban Plaza

Mixed-use Building

Railroad


DETAILED PLAN - URBAN PLAZA The Designed Plan Is The Anchor Point Of The Whole Project

A

10 15

11

9 8

9 4

3

12

7

14

2

3

1

5

6

13

1. Mixed-use Building 2. Main Entrance 3. New Path to the Park 4. Bridge 5. Streetscape 6. Second Entrance 7. Steps 8. Grass Lawn 9. Wood Canopy 10.Fountain Pool 11.Stone Bench 12.Tables and Seats 13.Lightings 14.Community Garden 15.Sports Ground

A 0’ 20’ 40’

80’


RIVERFRONT AXON

Educational Farm

Mixed-use Buildling

Bridge to Park

Educational Farm New Path Playground

Steps to Bridge

Productive Farm Green House Productive Farm New Path

Riverfront Recreation Area New Path Riverfront Plaza Schuykill River

NEW LOOP SECTION

Rail Road

Park

Mixed-use Building

The Anchor

New Apartment

The Interface

Mixed-use Building


PERSPECTIVE - URBAN PLAZA Different Urban And Community Activities And Spaces In Urban Plaza

Sloped Lawn

Wood Benches on Lawn

Fountain

Park

Market Place


CHARGE THE FOREST North-South Energy-Habitat Corridor in California [Individual Work] PennDesign: Instructor: Location:

602 Elective Studio Nicholas Pevzner San Diego, California Jan-May, 2014

Cause cities in California are fast growing, they require more energy, and the projected requirement for new resources will be 59.9 GW in 2050. 75 percent will come from instate generation plants, of which more than 35% will be renewable energy. The renewable energy potential map shows wind and solar energy are most in southwest California. And the largest increasing of import capacity will come from Desert southwest. The three drivers for urban expansion- transportation, water projects, renewable energy extraction, are also the causes for habitat fragmentation in California. California need a north-south habitat corridor to link fragmented habitat, and it also will be a buffer to prevent urban sprawling into natural land. My proposal is to build a system to combine the north-south transmission corridor and north-south habitat corridor, not only because they are both geographically located in the interface of urban and wildland, but also they can use the same amount of land, where transmission easement gives opportunities for building habitat linkages.


PHASING--CORRIDOR SEQUENCE I 0-2 Years

NORTH-SOUTH HABITAT CORRIDOR

Tree Clearance Temporary Road Material Delivery

CALIFORNIA NEEDS HABITAT LINKAGE

Wind Farm

II 2-10 Years

Transmission High Voltage

Temporary Road Material Delivery

Main Migration Route Primary Habitat Linkage

III 11-50 Years

Transmission Corridor

Existing Habitat Patches

Matured Oak Habitat Corridor

Urban Area in 2050

NORTH-SOUTH ENERGY CORRIDOR

IV 51-56 Years

V 57-70 Years

CALIFORNIA NEEDS 59GW IN 2050

Trail Increased Biodiversity New Urban Area

Recreation Area

Trail Recreation Area

Mountain Trail

Wind & Solar Potential Out-of-State EHV In-State 500KW Major City Proposed Transmission Line


NORTH-SOUTH COMBINED CORRIDOR Transmission Corridor Provides Opportunity For Building Habitat Linkage

Solar Power Capacity

Wind Power Intensity

Endangered Animals

Proposed Transmission Corridor Existing Transmission Lines North-South Habitat Linkage Existing Habitat Patches Projected Urban Area in 2050 Major Cites


EXISTING CONDITION & PARTNERSHIP ANALYSIS

Urban Disturbance For Habitat

Existing Transmission

This north-south transmission and habitat corridor system is a huge landscape transformation. A work scheme will be developed for energy company and conservation group to cooperate with each other, and is able to invoke recreational and social amenities. The out come can be diverse, for example, biodiversity increasing, carbon emission decrease, ecotourism and so on. The main partnership is SDG&E, an energy utility which serves all the san diego county, landownwe and conservation group, as well as energy company, manufacturer, tree nursery company, horticulture institure and schools, etc..

High-spedd Rail Freeway

Urban Area in 2050 Urban Area in 2020 Urban Area in 2010

Transmission Right-of-Way

Oak Tree Life Cycle 40 y Matured Oak Young Oak Sapling

Lake

Current Habitat for Southern Mule Deer

Right-of-way 260’

Partnership -- Partner, Actor, Outcome Existing Habitat

Urban Area in 2050 Urban Area in 2020 Urban Area in 2010 Lake

Renewable Energy&Recreation Area

Wind Potential Trail System State Park

Urban Area in 2020 Lake

Seed

0y


STRATEGIC PLAN North-South Transmission & Habitat Corridor In San Diego

[ PROPOSED ] Transmission Corridor Habitat Linkage

Habitat Linkage in Urban Area Wind Farm [ PROJECTED ] Urban Area in 2050 High-Speed Rail

[ EXISTING ] Wind Potential Area Existing Habitat

Existing Habitat in Urban Area Freeway

500 Transmission Corridor Trail System State Park Lake


STRATEGY DIAGRAM

[ Transmission Corridor ] South-to-North high voltage transmision corridor, with increased transmission capacity, provide electricity from production area to consumption area

[ Oak Forest for Deer ]

the area for southern mule deer habitat is defined primarily by elevation, which is between 1200’ to 1800’, and also comfined by transmission corridor

[ Renewable Energy ] the renewable energy is wind energy, it will be transmitted from wind farm to the new transmission corridor

1800’

1200’

SECTIONAL TRANSFORMATION SECTION 1 Wind Energy

Animal Move North to South

Urban Sprawl

New Transmission from South to North

SECTION 2

Electricity from East to West

Wind Energy

Animal Move North to South

2 1 New Transmission from South to North


ZOOM IN STRATEGIC PLAN [ Existing Conditions ] Existing Transmission Existing Urban Area Existing Habitat Highway Major Road Reservoir & Lake Farm Dam Existing Trails Park

[ Proposed Conditions ] New Transmission Corridor Oak Woodland New Urban Area New Trails Wind Farm

Wind Farm Existing Transmission Line

New Transmission Corridor

New Habitat Linkage for Southern Mule Deer


TEA PARTY MATRIX A Conceptual Framework for Sokolniki Park in Next 15 Years

Turenscape: Team Leader: Teammates: Location:

Sokolniki Park Design Competition Kongjian Yu Stanley Lung, Emeline Lin, Suzanne Mahoney Moscow, Russia Jun-Aug, 2014

The international competition called for a conceptual framework for Sokolniki Park’s development — the main focus of the competition — will include decisions on urban planning, landscape design, programming the use of space, and economic feasibility. Our team's concept - “Tea Party Matrix”, is a living mechanism that links the past, present, and future of the Sokolniki Park. The park development will integrate the ritual of Russian tea culture in a forward-thinking design interpretation, as the pioneering vision to guide the park’s 2030 Masterplan. The superimposition of all the designed layers forms a living mechanism: a sustainable urban park ecosystem that regulates the resiliency of the site’s ecology, eventuality, and economy. This “Tea Party Matrix,” designed uniquely for the Sokolniki Park, aims to reconnect the intimate natural environment, to reveal fragmentsof cultural heritage, and to reunite heterogeneous programs as one holistic park. Our proposal won the 3rd place in the competition. I was envolved in the whole process, from developing concept, meeting with Sokolniki representatives through Skype, generating design approached, to drawing plans, diagrams rendering and model making, etc. And I enjoyed and learned a lot from cooperating with teammates, talking about ideas with Kongjian Yu and translating and coordinating between international teammates and Chinese project managers.


SITE CONTEXT & INTERVENTION

Intervention Context

RENOVATION

INTERVENTION

NEW INTERVEN-

20% NEW INTER-

Activity Calendar

PARTNERSHIP

RESTORATION

INTERVENTION

RESTORATION


SITE PLAN

Eco Adventure Garden

Education Base Garden

Green Market Garden

Leisure Loop

Culture Garden

Eco Recreation Garden Culture Loop

Sports Garden Nature Loop Expo Garden

Energy Garden Sokolniki Round Table


VIEW 1- ENTRANCE

VIEW 2- BOX


LAYERD AXON 5) LANDSCAPE revenure-generating boxes renovation of existing buildings

4) LANDSCAPE

agriculture crops productivity biodiversity

3) CIRCULATION three themed loops: culture nature heritage

2) GRID a unified master plan provide guidance to visiters

1) ALLOTMENT community entrance gardens

0) EXISTING site memory site ecology


EVENTS AND SPACES Minimal Interpretation To Maximize Event Spaces, Resolve Event Filling Issue, Accommodate Diverse, Flexible Programs Of Both Large And Small Scales For Social, Recreational, Educational, And Cultura Purposes SUMMER PERIOD Events

Entrance Canopy

WINTER PERIOD Events

Water Body


Allotment Garden

Box Along Infrastructure

New Rain Garden

Box Far From Infrastructure


TOPOGRAPHY AS ACTIVATOR General Design of An Urban Park [Individual Work] Undergraduate: Instructor: Location:

Core Studio Xiangrong Wang Harbin , China May-Jul, 2012

Hanan new industrial city in Harbin is a case under the trend of fast urban expansion in China. The site is located in the core area of Hanan new industrial city in Harbin. I considered the site in district context and integrate ecological sustainability, space experience, aesthetic,etc. together in the park system by modification of topography, which can activate different kinds of activities and experiential feelings. I proposed to utilize and transforme the existing landfrom in order to turn it from disadvantage to the high light.The water catchment route, water collection channel and recreational spaces are all based on topography, which is the core of this design.


URBAN CONTEXT

SITE PLAN

Site Location City Core New Industry District

Site

1

2

7

Green System

5

3

+

Water System

+

= Green & Water System =

[ ECO-TYPE ]

[ OPEN SPACE ]

1.Urban Forest

7. Entrance Plaza 1

2.Urban Farm

8. Waterfront Terrace Plaza

3.Filter Terrace Wetland

9. Sports Ground

4.Perennial Wetland

10.Fountain Square

5.Seasonal Wetland

11.Entrance Plaza 2

6.Meadow

0’

12.Waterfront Plaza 13.Terrace Plaza

50’ 100’

200’

8


Water Collection Process

Water Purification Process

Experience Sequence

4

9

6

13

10

12

11


TOPOGRAPHY MODIFICATION Activate The Park With Topography And Generate Diverse Activity Spaces

LAYERS Open space

Circulations

Water channel

Wetland

Trees

Grassland

Topography Water Channel

Wetland

Lo Ro

9


main road grass slope

lower river wet land

main road grass slope linear terrace river

city plaza grass slop lower road river

secondary Path road urban farm wet land river

10’

9.5’

Waterfront 1

Grass Slope

Main Road

Wetland

ower oad

Waterfront 4 Waterfront 3 Waterfront 2

WATERFRONT AXONS


PARAMETRIC DESIGN & DIGITAL FABRICATION Study the Computational Flow Dynamic and Prametric Softwares

PennDesign: Instructor: Teammates:

Elective Course: Simulated Nature Keith Vandersy Muhan Cui, Zhuangyuan Fan Jul-Dec, 2014

In the 3D modeling practice as showed in this page, I built the computer model using Rhino and Grasshopper, with the knowledge of Panelling tools, 3D morph, etc, to apply different types of deformed units on to the surfaces. Then run the Drainage simulation with grasshopper definition to see how the water flows on the surface. Then, I use the CNC mill to make the physical model. In the design project as showed in the next page, I explored the potential of computational flow dynamic and parametric software to develop design responses from generative data analysis. These advanced digital tools enable the visualization of complex physical processes which typically lay outside of our immediate apprehension. Then we generated the design project by conputational water flow analysis and wind analysis, using Grasshopper, Rhino, Maya, Ecotect, etc. In response to these uncovered complexities, we developed a series of “land-art� interventions that dynamically register and reconfigure the endemic landscape. Unlike our land art predecessors,however, our imaginative interventions will use biosynthetic responses which explicitly intermingle natural and technological materials. These are meant to be utility-scale didactic interventions and instruments located in a public space. We produced a series of strategic fluid (air and water) visualizations and digital prototypes. Air and water flow simulations (digital) will help each group develop an approach for the reorganization of the existing site. Then generated series of plans as the landscape is changing all the time and the outcomes are predictable to a great extent.


Water Flow

Wireframe

Surfaces


SIMULATION & INTERVENTION

Wind | Mar 01 | 7.5ft

Wind | Mar 01 | 3.5ft

Water Triangulation Low Tide 40-150

Wind | Jun 01 | 7.5ft

Wind | Jun 01 | 3.5ft

Water Triangulation Low Tide 150-315

Wind | Sep 01 | 7.5ft

Wind | Sep 01 | 3.5ft

Water Triangulation High Tide 40-150

Wind | Dec 01 | 7.5ft

Wind | Dec 01 | 3.5ft

Water Triangulation High Tide 150-315


MECHANISM FOR STICK BENDING Sticks on the Ground

Sticks in the Water

GENERATED PLAN

Mar 01 Night Simulated Plan

Jun 01 Night Simulated Plan

Sep 01 Night Simulated Plan

Dec 01 Night Simulated Plan


PERSPECTIVE

DIAGRAMATIC SECTION


MECHANISM FOR COLOR CHANGING


ART WORK

All kinds of hand drawings and combination of hand drawings and computer drawings are ways for me to record inspiring moments, keep memories in life and collect ideas for design. I view these intuitive drawings as powerful reflection of one's mind, and through these practice I can keep the love for landscape of the world and mine. City Growing from Nature: Landscape in My Mind Hand Drawing and Computer Drawing: Pencil, Photoshop


CONSTRUCTION DRAWING Section of Retaining Wall scale 1’’=4’

Construction Sequence 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

set out position of wall set out profile board set out lines for bulk excavation time excavation pour mud slab place space for concrete cover place reinforcing steel for base and wall

8. place rear framework 9. insert framework ties 10.clean off surface 11.erect front formwork 12.secure ties 13.pour concrete 14.vibrate concrete 15.after 1-2 days, remove formwork

new ground level 1 10”

permeable soil impermeable soil existing grade new ground level 2

4’ 5’4”

concrete bench steps stainless steel

4” 4”

vertical steel reinforcement bar

4” 1.2” 2” 6.5”

horizontal steel reinforcement bar

24” 6.5”

drainage pipe 9”

9”

mud slab

16.finish concrete surface 17.do sub-surface drainage for the wall 18.back fill with gravels and soil

paving water proofing membrane drainage concrete-sub base

Section of WOOD CONCRETE CANOPY scale 1’’=4’

12’

2”x3” cedor decking

7” 3”

sliding joint

18’-

10”

2”x6” cedor decking 8’

Bench

12’-4” 1’6”

metal shoe

10” 1’ 10”

55

reinforced concrete base

polytrene floats

6” cedor columns

concrete floor


THANK YOU Yi Li E: yili1@design.upenn.edu T: (215) 588-5836 101S, 39th St, HL401 Philadelphia, PA19104


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