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I believe in the interconnectedness among all three “ecological registers” in each locale: the environmental, the social, and the mental. Be it the ghosts in the light, or photons of the dark. fluid granules, or frozen tides. My working and research experience explored distinct evolving urban contexts: China, India, Canadian North, and the Midwest. My evolving sensitivity to the socio-cultural contexts, site history, local materials and forms, has well prepared me into practice. I am excited about constructing real places as negotiators of materials from diverse realms and fostering a richer kinship of all three “ecological registers.”

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MLA Thesis Climate Change, Technology, and Toponymy in the Cultural Landscape of Nunavut 1 Academic Projects Marnikarnika Ghat: Stage Sets of Life and Death 11 Memorial to Mining: A Danville Story 25 Echo the Rhythms 31 Professional Projects Corporate 500 Centre Renovation 33 Highland Pointe Phase1 Exterior Landscape 37 The Lincoln Common 39 Design Communication Asphalt Open House-Gameboard 43 Rhinoceros 3D Modeling Surface Operation 47 Other Work

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1 Climate Change, Technology, and Toponymy in the Cultural Landscape of Nunavut ᐊᕚ ᖅᑕᕐᕕᒃ Very small island | Food | Practices Hitting one’s in the head in response to a migraine, avaaq or blackout. Place where animal has to be knocked out first before the final kill. Such manner is still practised for easier catch before it escapes.

ᐅᐱᕐᖏ ᕕᐊᓗᕋᓛᖅ Small Island | Settlements Small place to camp in the spring time. ᐅᐱᕐᖏ ᕕᐊᓗᒃ Small Island| Settlements It’s a common place for spring camping.

ᖃᔭᐅᕕᒃ Body of water | Spiritual Place where someone lost a qayaq once. So named perhaps because of whirpools in area.

ᒥᐊᓕᒐᖅᑕᓕᒥᓂᖅ Island| Spiritual Place where Americans lived at one time

ᕿ ᒋᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᒃ Inlet and land | Practices Inlet and surrounding land where you walk very softly not to make any noise. Lake behind it empties at low tide.

ᖃᔭᓕᕆᐊᖅ Sheltered water | Food | Practices Where you use a qajaq for hunting or travelling. Unsure of exact meaning. Body of water enclosed by group of islands.

ᐃᑭᕋᓴᑯᑖᒃ Water road, passage| Navigation It’s a long narrow channel.

ᓇᕝᕙᖅ Island | Food | Practices Unknown meaning. Good hun Cracks form in winter; seals c

Water features with toponyms Land features with toponyms

ᐅᐱᕐᖏ ᕕᒃ Point | Settlements Camping place in the spring time.

Unnamed water features Unnamed land features 1

ᑕᓯᐅᔮᕐᔪᕈᓗᒃ Island | Settlements Akisuk Nowdluk lived here as a child. After a man name Tikivik spent the winter here, other people began to camp here as well.

ᐃᓄᑦᓱᓕᒃ Bay| Settlements Inuksuit located here. P

ᓄᓇᑕᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ Island | Settlements Very small island but big enough for camping.

ᐳᔭᑑᖅ Islands| S Where the been dried the seal fa


Inuit Traditional Place Naming and Sea Ice ᐊᖅᐸᓕᕋᖅ

Since prehistoric times, Inuit place naming has been recognizing natural flows in culturally significant sites. It is not utilitarian, nor does it mark property boundaries. Naming means recognizing a fact you value or find meaningful. A fact only becomes a fact when it is claimed by who you are, through shared community efforts.

Island | Practices Just a name. Or a place where animals or humans walk or gallop swiftly ᓄᕋᑖᕈᓯᖅ Islands, rocks | Food | Practices Unknown meaning.Good hunting place. Cracks form in winter; seals come up here.

Sea ice is the shortcut taken in winter for traveling, hunting, and fishing. It has been vanishing since the 1980s, consequently, traditional “places” are more and more inaccessible to the Inuit.

ᓄᕋᑕ Islands| Navigation Just a name. Group of small islands.

Energy

Information

Matter Traditional Naming

Energy

Information

Matter

winter route

ᐱᓚᕝᕕᒃ Island | Practices Place for skinning animals. transitional/seasonal route

ᐃᒃᑲᕈᕐᐊᖅ Water and Islands| Navigation Big reef. Islands may not be visible at high tide

ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᕕᐊᕐᔪᒃ Isthmus | Practices A place where caribou would be herded, gathered hunting. Also a place where the slain animals would be prepared. ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᕕᐊᓗᒃ Peninsula | Food | Practices Where caribou are plentiful; easy place to find them - good place for hunting

nting place. come up here.

People used to live there

Settlements ere is a lot of (puja), meaning seal or animal fat that has d by the sun. Many people camp in area-named because of at which gets into the snow/ice when butchering a seal.

MLA THESIS | Iqaluit, Canada Adviser: David L. Hays (Chair), Conor O’Shea, Claudio Aporta (Dalhousie University, Canada) 2017 Department of Landscape Architecture Sasaki Day Competition Finalist, UIUC 2 spring and summer route


Visualization of the inaccessible “places”

PART 3 Intangible a. WesternizedPlaces mapping Visualization of the inaccessible “places” b. Inuit tactile map

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Indigenous Approach: Inuit Tactile Maps-Visualization of “Missing Places”

places with toponyms

travel by snowmobile or dog sled team

detour to avoid unstable ice

detour to avoid

unstable ice G1(1965-1980)

G1(1965-1980)

G2(1980-2000)

G3(2000-2015)

inaccessible (disappearing) places by unstable ice

traveled by boat or kayak

Places with toponyms along the mapped journey traveling on ice

PART 3 Intangible Places

Westernized Approach: Visualization of the inaccessible “places” Scientific Mappings <1/10 a. Westernized mapping

2-3/10

transitional season, unstable for travel

4/10

5/10

6/10

7-8/10

traveling by water

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10/10

Sea Ice

Places with toponyms along the mapped Concentration journey

Jun

Jun

unstable to travel

Water features with toponyms Glaciers with toponyms Land features with toponyms

G1G1(1965-1980) (1965-1980) 3

G2G2(1980-2000) (1980-2000)

G3 (2000-2015) G3(2000-2015)


G2 (1980-2000)

Jan May

Feb

Mar

Apr

Jun

Dec

Jul Aug

Sep

G1 (1965-1980)

Oct

Jan Jun

Nov

Feb

Mar

Apr

Jul

May

Inuit Seasonal Tactile Maps (Rhinoceros modeling) Inuit tactile maps are modified according to sea ice vanishing patterns. These new maps show inaccessible places while helping the Inuit detour to avoid danger. They change significantly in different seasons and over generations.

Dec

Aug Nov

Sep

Oct

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New Places Worthy of Being Named Toponyms of Practices

Toponyms of Settlements G1

Toponyms of Food

Unmediated Labor

Nomadic Life

The Wild

hunting with bow and arrow hunting with harpoon

summer camp winter camp

river land sky

G1

G3

G3

Technological Operations

Town Densification

Modernized Food

drilling fishing holes hunting with gun

apartments houses

marts restaurants

SYNTHESIS BY FUNCTION Engineered Floe Edge

Fall

Late spring to summer 5

G3

Winter

SYNTHESIS BY CALENDAR UNIT South Plaza

G1

SYNTHESIS BY LOCATION Geothermal Hunting Market


Toponyms of Spirituality

G1

Toponyms of Navigation

G1

Toponyms of Vegetation

Animism

Natural Landmarks

Scattered and Untouched

leaves rocks caribou

mountains rivers

food tools shelters

G3

G3

G3

Christianity

Modern Technologies

Managed

God

smart phones GPS

territorial parks city plazas

SYNTHESIS BY TANGIBILITY Outdoor Church

SYNTHESIS BY FORM Airborne Cellphone Tower

G1

SYNTHESIS BY DISTRIBUTION Intentional Agriculture

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It is a beautiful seal my dad caught for me, It took him seven hours. But, It is not my seal. It is like saying, This is my mountain, This is my ocean, Nobody says that.

In early fall, these engineered floe edges accelerate freezing and grow ice platforms around them. Hunters such as polar bears and humans can enjoy extended hunting seasons in fall. Rhinoceros Modeling 7


SYNTHESIS BY FUNCTION-Engineered Floe Edge In a synthesis for practices, technological platforms accommodate old and new practices. New engineered floe edges are deployable hollow steel structures floating on the surface of sea. They form thermal conduction passages connecting air, sea ice, and ocean currents. They accelerate freezing in fall and speed up melting in spring. The prolonged and dangerous ice-water transitional period will be shortened. They become inflections of thermal flows in continuity with the metabolism of animals.

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Energy waves inflected by technology-while nonhumanity inflects culture Modeling with Grasshopper algorithm (in Rhinoceros) 9


New Arctic Urbanism In these new places worthy of being named, energy, matter, and information are inflected waves and particles speaking to environmental fluctuations. They are made possible by amenities without commercial values. Naming of these “inflected flows” on site is collective, shared effort to construct new urban situations. It recognizes current generation’s knowledge and transfer the power of public space into public interest.

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2 MANIKARNIKA GHAT: STAGE SETS OF LIFE AND DEATH ACADEMIC PROJECT| Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Course: Cultural Heritage Joint Workshop 2016 Winter+Spring Instructor: Amita Sinha 2016 Department of Landscape Architecture Sasaki Day Competition Finalist, UIUC Manikarnika Ghat is the oldest ghat at the edge of Ganga and is known as the burning ghat where dead bodies are cremated. It is the greatest cremation ground within which all who die will be guaranteed salvation. Since the beginning of 13th Century, the cremation fire has never died out. The ghat exists out of space and time and is eternal for Shiva the conqueror of death is always there. Lord Vishnu the creator and sustainer of life, also resides here. Thus death and life follow each other as symbolized by the presence of these two gods.

Weak Drainage Dystem and Diquid Waste

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Old Cremation Center

Ganga River

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Air Pollution and Intolerable Heat Pollution Level

wind direction distribution wind impacting zone

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Quick On-site Pencil Sketches Open-air Cremation Rituals and the Holy Cow Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Landscape as Stage Sets: Death The performative soul of Manikarnika Ghat is the cremation practice. The cremation route looks like a pumping heart from plan view, it symbolizes the cycle of life and death, and the energy exchange between the material world and the holy Ganga. The cows and tourists wander everywhere, especially clustering on the cremation ground, which undermines the solemnity and sense of privacy of the cremation ritual.

Performers People on the cremation secene

carrying the dead body to Manikarnika Ghat

waiting in historic buildings and decorating the body

cremation

final ritual bathing

cremation practice route 䌀爀攀洀愀琀椀漀渀 瀀爀愀挀琀椀挀攀 爀漀甀琀攀 great sadness

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dipping the body with sacred Ganga River, ready to be burnt deep serene


Landscape as Stage Sets: Life The mourners are the protagonists on the cremation scene, while the people along the route, the residents, tourists, and pilgrims become the stage curtain, or the audience of this great drama of death.

Audience · Stage Curtain People along the cremation journey

tourists, residents

residents, mourners

mourners, residents, tourists

pilgrims

cremation practice route 䌀爀攀洀愀琀椀漀渀 瀀爀愀挀琀椀挀攀 爀漀甀琀攀 great sadness sad people

deep serene peaceful people residents, tourists

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reception room cremation processional gate, TYP. log weighing and retailing, TYP. log storage chambers, TYP. resting plaza existing hospice, TYP. existing temple, TYP.

existing guest

Ganga River

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ramp for log carts, TYP.

cremation dipping tank

riparian buffer zone

ash/smoke filtration screen

floating deck/log arriving

individual cremation platform

existing landings, platform barberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plaza

vernacular sitting chowkis


Reclaimed Manikarnika Ghat Manikarnika Ghat is reclaimed with organized movement patterns, reduced congestion and pollution, more open spaces, and increased privacy for the cremation practice. A new dock for loading and unloading logs is connected with ramps, organizing log transportation and reducing the labor involved. Several plazas with traditional seats and shading canvas or trees are proposed along the whole ghat for the mourners and all other people. Tea stalls, tuck shops, and restaurants are more organized but still spread all over, maintaining the vitality they add to the ghat.

house, TYP.

Mourners go through the processional gates to the ghat, their experience registration, picking out and buying logs, and waiting in hospices before cremation is organized. When the deceased are cremated, they can occupy each individual burning platforms rather than be crowded together with unfamiliar others. Cow catchers are introduced to restrict the cremation ground from entering animals. After the cremation, the son of the deceased will have their haircut in barberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plaza, which is marked by transitional paving patterns to interpret the meaning: to leave the pollution and grief of death behind and move on.

Vishnuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Footprint Temple Vishnuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footprints LED ground light Manikarnika Kund artifacts workshop+vending units

shading canvas zone tea stalls and resaurants, TYP. elevated viewing platform, TYP.

Processional sacred religious ritual routes

vitalize

nurture

Dotting mundane spatial practices

squash community garden

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pilgrim bathing tank, TYP. 18


Sacred religious life

Mundane life

storage chamber

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residential area

alley

retail

log storage and sale

inlet for organic wastes

alley

existing hospice

main alley

elevated cremation platform for monsoon

Projected spatial practices

tea stalls

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residential area

portable chowkis

shading canvas

elevated viewing platform shading canvas zone

existing temple

landings for recreation

water pump

bio-bathing tank

planted filter lotu


us wetland

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20

40 m

existing temple

filtration screen

privacy screen

boat carrying logs

tourist boat

240.2 ft 100-year monsoon) 240.2 ft 100-year floodflood (rare(rare monsoon) 222.4 ft Danger (monsoon) 222.4 ft Danger (monsoon) 184.4 ft Dry season/normal 184.4 ft Dry season/normal overflow tank bio gas tank

underground biogas supply

renovated cremation platform

bog plants

riparian lotus wetland

floaters

Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

240.2 ftft100-year 240.2 100-yearflood flood(rare (raremonsoon) monsoon) 222.4 ftftDanger 222.4 Danger(monsoon) (monsoon)

184.4 ftftDry 184.4 Dryseason/normal season/normal

Changing Water Levels Changing Water Levels Activities shiftchanging with changing water levels. Cremation platforms with different guarantee this important can maintain Activities shift with water levels. Cremation platforms with different heightsheights guarantee this important practicepractice can maintain normal opoperation in distinct seasons andPlazas circumstances. at and different heights and portable as traditional chowkis and erationnormal in distinct seasons and circumstances. at differentPlazas heights portable furniture such as furniture traditionalsuch chowkis and shading canvas/ shading canvas/umbrella help add life. richness to the public life. umbrella also help add richnessalso to the public 20


Stage dialogue: the sacred and the mundane The new ghat would continue to harbor both sacred religious rituals as well as the mundane, vernacular practices in a better organized way. It is still the place where Lord Shiva and Vishnu meet and have a conversation. The scattered mundane lives (like small commercial zones of tea stalls and tuck shops) dot this sad ghat, energize it by their rich public life and heal it.

Energy, Waste, and Vegetation Indian Banyan Ficus benghalensis Tree of Shiva Organic waste leave

cow dung

bamboo

Peepal Tree Ficus Religiosa Tree of Budda Neem Azadirachta indica Ayurveda, Gudi Padva squash varieties Indian Lotus Nelumbo nucifera Sacred to Hindus and Buddhists organic waste directed into digestion tanks biogas supply for religious rituals filtration treatment

flowers

wood chips

Mundane lives log business (transportation+storage) tea stalls, resaurants, and vending units

Inorganic waste

guest houses local pilgrimage (temples, kund, and bathing tanks) shaded open spaces

bottles

Gate 1 Procession Gate 3 Dipping Gate 2 Decoration

plastic bags

Gate 4 Cremation

Sacred religious rituals paper

Gate 5 Haircut

registration and log purchase clothes

Gate 7 Bathing

hospices for waiting cremation ritual

clay pots

barberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plaza for ritual haircut final bathing tank

waste production

Great sadness

waste recycle

Deep serene

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Gate 6 Vishnuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footprints


Alley as processional route The interpretive gates emphasize the alley as a processional route of the last journey of the dead. They are placed on major thresholds along the main alley. 22


New Cremation Platform (Rhinoceros modeling) ash collectors brick

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filtration screen

nonflammable translucent material

ghats for sitting stone clad


wire mesh

nonflammable filtration screen

door for ash collectinon

wire mesh

cremation platform

wire mesh and concrete

view of Ganga River

cremation surface biogas stove

platform with pits for trays

brick base

cremation ashes and dust

ash collection

filtered air flowing to Ganga River

Concept The lotus-shaped filtration screens help reduce air pollution from flowing onto Ganga and collect ashes, while also provide a sense of privacy and make the mourners feel comfortable when they are watching their beloved ones being cremated. The screens are made of nonflammable translucent material, they can adjust microclimate by providing shades and screening the suspended particulate matter as well as offer the mourners accessible view to their holy Ganga. Lotus is the shared symbol of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, who are the creator of life and conqueror of death respectively. Thus the filtration screen can create a space for the dialogue between the alive and the deceased. In conclusion, my design is about creating resilient cultural landscape: reclaiming space for the last journey of the dead, offering privacy to the mourners, and reducing pollution to the Ganga. It is based upon understanding the cultural landscape as a system of energy flows. Waste becomes a resource, air is cleaned, and the local economy is improved. 24


3 Memorial to Mining: a Danville story ACADEMIC PROJECT | Danville, Illinois Course: Design Studio 2015 Fall Instructor: Amita Sinha Group Project: Yini Chen & Yiliang Zhang*(collaboration*/) 2015 IL-ASLA Student Merit Award Project Purpose Our design is based on grounded speculations in re-imagining the relationship between city and nature. The riverfront landscape will create an experience as a situated event celebrating natural rhythms of sun and social activities recalling history. As the source of light and warmth, the design emphasis on sun will revitalize the riverfront, in the way of claiming its history and unique identity.

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Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plaza

Walnut St

outlook platform

reformed dam with bridge

path

woods

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Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; woods

trail

Vermilion River

trail

woods

sun installation

woods


Coal Mining History Danville is a city of significant history of coal mining: it was the first to start strip mining in the nearby Midwest region. From early 1860s to late 1970s, countless amount of coal was excavated from the surface and the underground of the city. This important landmark had once contributed to its booming economy, improved living qualities and soon afterwards, left with numerous scars on earth that takes decades to heal and witnessed the age of lasting blight. The southern riverfront site is the location of Mine#3691, which was an underground coal mine exploited during 1878--1887, with the yield of 802634 tons.

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7 fishing decks 8 constructed wetland 9 new bridge

10 outlook platform 11 ADA ramp 12 Mine #3691(boundary)

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Installation: Mining Light · Mining Shadow In our design, we use natural phenomenon, in particular the sun, to interpret the long covered history of coal mining. Our main concept is the experience of sun shine and to amplify the warmth and lightness to recall people’s feeling in the mine shafts, arouse cultural imagination, and thus educate visitors about the history. The circular installation is a metaphorical idea of the underground coal mines, as people walk through the passage during different time of the day, the sun movements will create different light spaces that mimic the same experience of coal miners. At night, there would be some light effect sent out by the metaphorical layers of coal to create an immersive feeling. The design is about past and future, brightness and darkness. The riverfront park is expected to improve public safety and health; and promote growth of tourism, which will revitalize Danville.

Structure

Sun Movement Projection Danville, Illinois UTC-06:00

lighting layers

1st January

sitting stairs 1st April

coal miners’ experience tunnel

View 1 View 2 View 3

1st July

1st October

glass brick wall

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View 2

View 3

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Morning time to start working -from light to darkness

Dusk time to end working -from darkness to light


SketchUp Modeling & Artlantis Rendering

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Sunburst Path The mining memorial filled with real geological materials is built to educate people about the geological facts and mining activities. It is located on a forest clearing ground along the Sunburst Path. As the woods are cleared, this void would absorb direct sunlight, so it gets the name of Sunburst Path. The shining sunlight and the underground mining history form an interesting constrast. This path marks the boundary of the historic coal mine #3691.

clearing

Mining Memorial filled with real geological strata location: old #3691 depth: -80 ft */

surface till

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shale

sandy shale

black shale

coal

underclay

silt stone

limestone

Argillaceous limestone

nodular limestone


SketchUp Modeling & Artlantis Rendering

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4 ECHO THE RHYTHMS ACADEMIC PROJECT | St. Louis, Missouri Course: Design Studio 2015 Spring Instructor: Jessica Henson Project Purpose As St. Louis is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mound Cityâ&#x20AC;?, my main design proposal is to incorporate a series of mounds following the directions of the elevated freeways and railroads, thus creating a spectacular landform focused landscape, which can be seen from the top of Arch. The mounds form connections between ground and the elevated infrastructure. People can climb up and have broader visions as well as closely feel the rhythms of speed. Even when the 500-year flood happens, the mounds can still be seen without being inundated. However, the mounds are static, to better echo or capture the dynamic rhythms of the traffic. This space is designed for recreation, relaxation and leisure. It will be an extension of exploration connected with the Arch, a community park for nearby residents, and also, a place to rest after being engaged in an exciting game at Busch Stadium.

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park entrances wind installations mounds registering flood stages riverfront beach wetland prairie plantings

bike trails

lawn

pedestrian pavement

mounds echoing the rhythms

Mississippi River

trees

deployable flood walls

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Inorganic mounds mark flood levels Another group of inorganic mounds, have rubber surfaces and are painted with colorful strips along the directions of flood water, these mounds will register flood stages and educate people of flood heights. By exposing the interactions between topographic changes and directions of flood flows, the rhythms of flood water are echoed, moreover, the flood facts are revealed vividly to public.

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open-air music festival wedding ceremony

elevated highway

wandering jogging great lawn feeling the wind bike trails

pedestrian pavements wind installations

wildlife habitats

woodland wetland cycling

Section B-Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; giant mounds riverfront beach picnic and socializing

grass skiing

water playing water playing

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lawn

mounds echoing traffic rhythms

bike trails

mounds echoing


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wind gauges registering mounds wooden broadwalk

ADA trails on mounds

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ADA trails on mounds

wetland

mounds echoing traffic rhythms

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mounds echoing traffic rhythms

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ADA trails on mounds

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lawn

mounds echoing traffic rhythms

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elevated bridge

raparian planting area

Mississippi River

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5 CORPORATE 500 CENTRE RENOVATION

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PROFESSIONAL SET| Deerfield, Illinois 0.31 acres [built] Client: Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC Phases of participation: CD| AutoCad (75% drafting)

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CORPORATE 500 CENTR RENOVATION CORPORATE 500 CENTRE RENOVATION CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISERS LLC 500 LAKE COOK ROAD DEERFIELD, IL 60015

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6 HIGHLAND POINTE PHASE 1 EXTERIOR LANDSCAPE PLANTING DESIGN | Downers Grove, Illinois 0.18 acres [in progress] Client: Hamilton Parters Inc. Phases of participation: whole process as project landscape designer | AutoCad (100% drafting), Indesign (100% drafting) Site Highland Pointe is a complex consists of 388,800 sf of Class A office space in two identical buildings located at 333 East Butterfield Road and 377 East Butterfield Road. The entrances of these two buildings were unwelcoming with poorly maintained planting beds.

Design Concept The main idea of this planting design is to introduce easy-care shrubs (deciduous and evergreen), perennials, and ornamental ground covers. The selection focuses on the species that are ideal for landscape borders or planters. They will provide vibrantly-colored flowers for a relatively long bloom season and add interest to long Midwest winters. Some of them, such as Magic Carpet Spirea and Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, can attract birds to come and tolerate air pollution in parking lots quite well.

6 JPN 15 SJM

36 NWL 22 BG

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Plant Palette Trees PCA-MS16 Autumn Blaze Pear (clump)

SRIS Japanese Tree Lilac

RN Carpet Rose

SJM Magic Carpet Spirea

SJNF Neon Flash Spirea

BG Chicagoland Green Boxwood

JPN Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper

JCH Hughes Juniper

Shrubs

Evergreen Shrubs

Perennials Ornamental Grasses 10 BG Cover Ground 16 PAH

28 CVZ 12 PAR 5 TMT

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CAKF Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

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20'-4" SCHEMATIC DESIGN | Chicago, Illinois 4.02 acres [in progress] Client: Hines, McCaffery Interests Phases of participation: SD | AutoCad (50% drafting), Indesign (50% drafting), SketchUp (75% modeling), Photoshop (100% rendering)

10'-0" WATER FEATURE

RETAIL

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DRIVEWAY

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Level 2 Green Roof This 0.1-acre (4529 sf) green roof features its mosaic plantings strips. The horizontal lines speak to the commercial street running by on ground level. The close-knit alternations of lawn and green roof tray plantings express liveliness of the roof and provide viewing opportunities from tall commercial buildings standing around. Also, when someone is sitting on the A1 private terrace, the white Monumental Trellis becomes nice add-on feature in sight.

planting area, TYP: 33% perennials 34% groundcover 34% ornamental grasses 24” freestanding planter 24”x24” precast concrete paver, TYP.

Building A1

skylight

view 1

6” depth green roof tray by liveroof, TYP.

view 2

10’ HT SRIS Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac 10’x10’x 2.5’ raised concrete planter lawn, TYP. BPW Whitespire Birch

property line

Layout plan (rendered) 45

A1 private terrace (203.65 sf)


View 1 (SketchUp modeling)

View 2 (SketchUp modeling) 46


8 ASPHALT OPEN HOUSE-SURFACE TETRIS GAMEBOARD ASPHALT OPEN-HOUSE

DESIGN COMMUNICATION/CURATION | Temple Buell Hall, lower-level gallery TEMPLE BUELL HALLSeminar - GALLERY Course: (ReTHINKING A LOT) Surfaces Spring 2017 (LOWER LEVEL) Instructor/Curator: Mary Pat McGuire 3-6PM, MAY 2 Phases of participation: as team leader (of 10), conceptual framework and overall model making

Please join us; we need you to play the game with us.

As a concept extracted from Agency of James Corner’s The agency of mapping: speculation, critique and invention, gameboard is about framing future speculations. The board itself is the surface of our campus. As game makers, we established the basic map-frames by abstract mosaics on existing infrastructure, patterns and structures, local knowledge, diverse communities, and future potentials.

ASPHALT OPEN-HOUSE TEMPLE BUELL HALL - GALLERY (LOW 3-6PM, MAY 2 Please join us; we need you to play the game w

Images of our campus parking lots. (by Aaron Jiang, Zhe Cheng, Irene Zheng, and Litong Zeng) Images of our campus. (by Aaron Jiang, Zhe Cheng, Irene Zheng, and Litong Zeng)

Surface Tetris Wall-Instructions of the Gameboard PURPOSE OF GAME

01 Pick A Scenario

02 Read the Rules

03 Pick Your Tetris

04 Start Your Surface 05 Return the Asphalt

Randomly pick your scenario card. Superficial purpose: 1. You can only operate on the asphalt surface area. 1 Soil(cardboard) *Have Fun. Scenarios such as: 2. Your operations must be sequentailly related to the 2 Water (white sponge) *Visualize your imaginative future of Parking Surprevious players’. 3 Vegetation (sponge) 05 Return the Asphalt 05 Return Tetris 05the Return Asphalt the Tetris Asphalt Tet 02 Read the Rules02 Read 02 theRead 03 Rules Pick theYour Rules Tetris 03 Pick Your 03 Pick Tetris Your Tetris 01 Pick A Scenario 01 Pick A01Scenario Pick A Scenario PURPOSE PURPOSE PURPOSE “A lot of squirrels are moving into the campus, can faces. 3. You can move the existing Tetris placed by other Turf (corkboard) You can only operate on the asphalt 1. You can only operate 1. You1.can on only thefull asphalt operate asphalt For players For players For players Randomly pick your scenario card. Randomly pick your Randomly scenario pick card. your 1. scenario card. Make use of on thethe Tetris you take. 1. Make full use 1. of Make the Tetris full use you4 of take. the Tetris you take. Superficial purpose: Superficial purpose: Superficial purpose: surface area. surface area. surface area. Don’t waste it! Don’t waste it! Don’t waste it! 5 Infrastructure (wood) *Consider the condition in your scenario card. you help them settle down?” players. *Have Fun! *Have Fun! *Have Fun! 2. Your operations must be sequentailly 2. Your operations 2. Your must be sequentailly must be20sequentailly 2. operations You can only pick Tetris TOP 2. in You all.can only pick 2. You 20can Tetris only TOP pick in 20 all.Tetris TOP in all. *Visualize your imaginative future of Parking *Visualize Surfaces! your imaginative *Visualizefuture your imaginative of Parking Surfaces! future of Parking Surfaces! *To have fun while youinspeak out your vision about 4.previous You cannot take Tetris board, except 6inProgramming related to the previous players’. related to the related toYou thecan previous players’. *Consider the condition in your scenario *Consider card! the condition *Consider your thescenario condition card! in your scenario card! 3.players’. onlythe pick 5 Tetrisoff TOPthe 3. inYou each can only pick 3. You 5 Tetris can only TOPpick each 5 Tetris TOP in (blue each acrylic) To have fun while you speak out yourTo vision haveabout fun while the To youhave speak funout while your you vision speak about out the your vision about the 3. You can move the existing Tetris 3. You can move 3. the You existing canTetris. move Tetris the existing Tetris category. category. category. “It is hot July, the asphalt surface just experienced thecampus. existing parking surfaces the campus. the Asphalt 7 Blank(white arylic) existing parking surfaces on the existing parking surfaces existing on parking the on campus. surfaces on the campus. placed by other players. placed by other placed players.by other players. To explore the possibilities by havingTo a quick explore underthe possibilities To explore bythe having possibilities a quick by underhaving a quick under*To explore the a quick un-the an thermal expansion today, residents onthe it, Tetris like ants 5.take If4. You you areofftake intheyour second who ever think there is more to do with the campus 4. You cannot take off the 4. You cannot the Tetris cannot the Tetris off the round, you cannot standing of the processes required tostanding make the of the possibilities processes standingrequired of the by processes tohaving make the required to make operations possible. operations possible. operations possible. board, except the Asphalt Tetris. board, except the board, Asphalt except Tetris. the Asphalt Tetris. 04 Start Your Surface 04 Start 04 Tetris Your Surface Your Surface Tetris Tetris derstanding of the processes required to make the and spiders are all very thirsty, they need more water.5.you change what you have done before. surface just define the piece by writing on it Start 5. If you are in your second round, If you are in your 5. Ifsecond you areround, in youryou second round, you Deep purpose: Deep purpose: Deep purpose: cannot change what cannot youchange have done what you have done possible. How can you help them?”cannot change what you have done *Raise thinking about asphaltoperations surface*Raise by Understand thinking about *Raise asphalt thinking surface about byasphalt Understand surface by Understand the hidden logic of surface networks!the hidden logic ofthe surface hidden networks! logic of surface networks! *Raise thinking about the operations *Raise and processes thinking about of *Raise thethinking operations about andthe processes operations of and processes of environment/ ecology networks by exploring environment/ the ecology environment/ networks ecology by exploring networks the by exploring the Possibilities of Surface LOT Possibilities of Surface Possibilities LOT of Surface LOT Although we will not be able to fully educate Althoughplayers we will not Although be ablewe to will fullynot educate be able players to fully educate players about their roles and impact on the environment about their roles and and about impact their on roles theand environment impact onand the environment and asphalt surface, through this game, we asphalt want surface, to bring through asphaltthis surface, game,through we want this to game, bring we want to bring their attention towards their individualtheir impact attention that towards their their attention individual towards impact their that individual impact that collectively influence the network. (We collectively ask them influence to collectively the network. influence (We ask the them network. to (We ask them to play with various categories of the environment play with various categories play with various of the environment categories of the environment conducting operations on the asphaltconducting surfaces. Inoperations conducting on the operations asphalt surfaces. on the In asphalt surfaces. In order to make sure that they think about order thetooperamake sureorder that to they make thinksure about thatthe they operathink about the operations while playing, we also ask themtions to name whiletheir playing, tions we also whileask playing, them we to name also ask theirthem to name their operations at the end of the game. operations at the end operations of the game. at the end of the game.

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7 Images of our campus. (by Aaron Jiang, Zhe Cheng, Irene Zheng, and Litong Zeng)


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Photos of Asphalt Open House

In ReTHINKING A LOT Surfaces Seminar, we made models of concrete/asphalt surface that caught our eyes. The idea expressed by these models is, landscape surface is never a thin layer, instead, it is composed of thick layers. The energy, matter, and information exchanges among these layers lie the potentials of new, future surfaces.

Images of our campus parking lots. These images were taken during our Drift Exercise.

The strata mappings came from one of our seminar assignment. Layers enable a reading of topography as a multi-dimensional SURFACE-spatially and temporally.

Players were invited to randomly pick scenario cards and construct new realities responding to them. The construction modules are Tetris pieces of different materials, representing real world categories of soil(cardboard), water (white sponge), vegetation (dish cloth piece), turf (corkboard), infrastructure (wood), programming (blue acrylic), to be defined (white acrylic).

Players were invited into the game, to stake their claim on this surface.

During the open house, many new constructions were springing up on the game board, rewriting the surface of our campus. Since the participants came from different backgrounds, it is interesting for us landscape designers to look at what they have built and their thinking.

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Life on Asphalt Surface-One of Six Strata Mappings This strata mapping came from one of our seminar assignment. Layers enable a reading of topography as a multi-dimensional SURFACE-spatially and temporally. Mamata and I were assigned with LIFE ON CAMPUS PARKING LOTS. We were driven by questions such as “what do these surfaces embody,” “what life is colonizing the surface,” “how do we read this,” “how do we magnify the life of the surface.” The “field,” or graphic system of this map is the physical adjacent environment of a typical campus parking lot. We studied how various atmospheric factors, like freeze and thaw, thermal expansion periodically impact the surface lot, and how these dynamics create diverse habitats/homes for living creatures at different scales. We aimed to raise a new awareness about the living/robust and ongoing life history of the seemingly ordinary parking lot surface. Precipitation profile Temperature profile

environmental actors

changes

surface

creates

habitat for the actors

changes initial state

water accumulation

thermal expansion

negative thermal expansion

thermal expansion

thermal expansion crack as an opening for plants

shadow/night expanded surface

parking lot: human, car 10 ft

dormant

runoff

plain: birds, squirrels 2 ft

sunny/rainy

tornado

earthquake

flood

earthquake

landslide

debris flow

mudslide

live ecology

collapse

crack infiltration

cool (condensed) surface seed dispersal/root expansion water ice rain water flowing water ponding

desert: birds, squirrels 2 ft

surface permeable surface shadow on the surface

desert canyon: insects 0.1 ft

sound waves matter/particles

desert canyon: insects, earthworms 0.1 ft

vibration

cave labyrinth: microbes, soil insects 0.05 ft

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9 SURFACE OPERATION RHINOCEROS 3D MODELING Course: Design Communication 2015 Spring Instructor: Stephen Sears In this exercise, Rhino’s potentials of experimenting surface operations are explored. Deeper understanding of land forms and the process of simulating them was attained through this exercise. As stated in “Programming the Urban Surface” by Alex Wall, “the surface strategies not only toward physical but also social and cultural transformations, functioning as social and ecological agents.”

Folding: Water and wind erosion Depression terrain

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blank-leaving

inflating

emerging

drifting

suspending

twisting

suspending

rising

accumulating

dripping

surging

rippling

flowing

floating

sedimentation

plumping


convergence

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alignment

arching

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10 OTHER WORK

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cupboard

work station

shelf

lighting


Delineation of Champaign Urbana Sanitary District

5 Aeration basins

4 Bio-reactors (plants)

3 Primary Clarification

7 Discharge clean water

6 Secondary Clarification 2 Solid filtration 1 Basic screening

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