__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

Y I R A N Z H A N G Ar c h i t e c t u r e P o r t f o l i o 2 0 1 9


Y I R A N CZu rH ANG riculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

Education 2017-2021 Har vard Graduate S cho ol of Design, Master of Architecture 1 Candidate 2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 7 Wa s h i n g t o n Un i v e r s i t y i n S t . L o u i s , Bachelor of Science in Architecture Minor in Art 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 3 B e i j i n g No. 8 0 H i g h S c h o o l

Recognition 2017

" D r a m a B o x " ( C h i n e s e ) Na t i o n a l C onstruction C ompetition First Prize 2017 Wi d m a n n P r i z e o f S a m F o x S c h o o l ( S e n i o r Aw a r d w i t h $ 2 , 4 0 0 ) 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6 F i t z g i b b o n C h a r r e t t e H o n o r a b l e Me n t i o n of Sam Fox S chool 2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 7 Th e D e a n’s L i s t o f Wa s h i n g t o n Un i v e r s i t y in St.Louis

Experience 2018 2016

Tr a c e A r c h i t e c t u r e O ffi c e ( TAO ) , I n t e r n China Architecture Design & Research G r o u p, U D A r c h i t e c t s , I n t e r n 2016 A R C H 2 1 1 ( Wa s h U S o p h o m o r e S t u d i o ) , Te a c h i n g A s s i s t a n t 2015 Wa s h U F l o r e n c e s u m m e r p r o g r a m 2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 6 S e n s a s i a n s ( Wa s h U A c a p p e l l a g r o u p ) , Design chair 2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 5 We c h a t Pe r i o d i c a l p l a t f o r m , A l l t h i n g s B r i g h t a n d B e a u t i f u l , Wr i t e r

S o ft w a r e P r o fi c i e n c y i n R h i n o c e r o s , Au t o C A D, M a x w e l l R e n d e r e r, Vr a y, P h o t o s h o p, I l l u s t r a t o r a n d I n D e s i g n K n o w l e d g e o f A r c G I S , S k e t c h - u p, G r a s s h o p p e r, C # coding, FloVENT and DesignBuilder yiran.zhang@gsd.harvard.edu (+1) 617-417-0415 (+86) 13521054081

Language

24 | Female | Chinese Citizen

Fluenc y in Eng lish, Chines e and Korean. I n t e r m e d i a t e l e v e l i n Ja p a n e s e a n d F r e n c h .


Contents S o ft

2

C l u b o f Ne g a t i v e E m o t i o n s

Mis-aligned

12

Ju m p C u t

Interrupted

18

C a m p u s In fi l l

Vo i d

24

Film Studio

Inversed

30

Ho t e l C o m p l e x

Personal

38

P i l g r i m a g e Ne s t

Deceptive

46

D e s a l i n a t i o n C a s i n o To w e r s

Restless

56

Ti m e In s t i t u t e

Disconnected

62

Art Practices

66

Encounter in the Cloud

1


Club of the Negative Emotions Urban Club | Boston, US, 2019 | GSD CORE2 | Jenny French

Un d e r t h e p r e s s i n g i s s u e s o f e m o t i o n a l distress among the urban millennials, it is proposed an urban club that shelters all individuals with sadness, a n x i e t y, d e p r e s s i o n a n d m a n y o t h e r n e g a t i v e e m o t i o n s . Wi t h o u t e n f o r c i n g any judgmental criticism or moral guidance, the club instead protects these sentiments and neutrally beholds activities under this state. A s a r e s e r v o i r, t h e a r c h i t e c t u r e attempts to contain what it can hardly c o n t a i n . It s u s p e n d s , p r e s e r v e s , tolerates, embraces, holds and beholds. As if life is a book and at times you fi n d y o u r s e l f r e a d i n g i t s l o w l y, s o s l o w that the spaces between the words are a l m o s t i n fi n i t e . It i s i n t h i s e n d l e s s s p a c e b e t w e e n t h e w o r d s t h a t y o u fi n d y o u r s e l f w i t h t h e u r b a n c l u b.

2

â–ś

Illustrated Narrative

â–ś


â–ś

Sectioin

R o o m s a r e g e s t u r e d i n s o ft , s w e l l i n g or scooping cur vatures, like cells, e m b r y o o r c l o u d . Th e s e a r e s p a c e s where you fail to register any global grid or familiar room corners, thus fi n d y o u r s e l f a fl o a t i n o r w i t h i n s o ft l y l i t c a v i t i e s . S l a n t e d fl o o r p l a t e s that manipulates compression and expansion further distorts your normal sense of scalable spaces, meanwhile enhancing circulational fl u i d i t y w i t h i n f o r c e s o f g r a v i t y. F r o m the façade to the mediate threshold to the most inner shell, each layer ser ves to be more protective and exclusive.

3


Study models

4


â—€

F r a c t i o n a l m o d e l , a t 1 /4 " = 1 '

53


â—€

F r a c t i o n a l m o d e l , a t 1 /4 " = 1 '

6


vast vast

( p u b l i c , a fl o a t )

imtimate imtimate

( p u b l i c , a fl o a t )

lucid lucid

(private, suspended) (private, suspended)

fuzzy fuzzy

(bright, focused) (bright, focused)

reading

eating

staying

talking

gathering

crying

light

reading

eating

staying

talking

gathering

crying

O n a d i ff e r e n t s c a l e o f s e n s o r i a l lucidness and fuzziness (where input spaces demand more light and sober focus, while output spaces require dim and obs cure environment for releasing), situates a whole catalog of programs from reading, eating, staying, gathering, talking and cr ying. O n a n o t h e r d i ff e r e n t s c a l e f r o m vast to intimate, situates gathering, eating(L), talking, reading, eating (S), staying and cr ying. Circulational chamber take a neutral stance on both spectrum. vast

( p u b l i c , c l o u d , a fl o a t )

CORE II_3_Reservoir of Sadness

program diagrams

vast

( p u b l i c , c l o u d , a fl o a t )

vast

fuzzy

lucid

intimate PLAN i

PLAN ii

PLAN iii

PLAN iv

PLAN v

program stack (abstracted)

cted)

fl o o r s s t a c k

lucid

fl o o r s s t a c k

fuzzy

(bright, focused)

(dim, obscure)

imtimate

fuzzy

PLAN vi

(dim, obscure)

light

D i a g r a m o f Ty p e s

ess

(dim, obscure)

PLAN vii

(private, cell, suspended)

(dim, obscure)

imtimate

l i g h t( p r i v a t e , c e l l ,r seuasdpienngd e d )

eating

staying

talking

gathering

crying

7


CORE II_3_Reservoir of Sadness

program diagrams vast

fuzzy

lucid

intimate PLAN i

PLAN ii

PLAN iii

PLAN iv

PLAN v

program stack (abstracted)

lucid

â–¶

PLAN vi

8

Diagram

PLAN vii

(bright, focused)

light

reading

eating


CORE II_3_Reservoir of Sadness

CORE II_3_Reservoir of Sadness

CORE II_3_Reservoir of Sadness

CORE II_3_Reservoir of Sadness

plan iii

plan iv

plan i

plan ii

Plan iii

Plan vi

Plan i

Plan ii

9


" E nv e l o p e d s k y a s a o r g a n o f s e n t i m e n t s "

s out h

â—€

Unrolled Elevation

12

e ast


nor t h

we st

1 13


Jump Cut Building from two given sections | GSD CORE1 | Andrew Plumb

Th i s t h r e e - w e e k p r o j e c t b e g i n s w i t h two given sections cut from any possible buildings. The sections are jump cuts – they may appear incompatible w i t h r e s p e c t t o g e o m e t r y, a x e s , structure, location of circulation, and volumetric distribution. We w e r e a s k e d t o r e a d , r e v e a l , and reinvent buildings from the available clues. The sections a r t i c u l a t e v a r i e d s p a t i a l fi g u r a t i o n s within the three-dimensional volume they describe.

SECTION A

SCALE: 1/16” = 1’-0”

SECTION B

SCALE: 1/16” = 1’-0”

12


13


14


Plan on mylar My i n t e r v e n t i o n c o n s t r u c t s a m a t r i x of contrast between compressed, discrete spaces and expanded, bright spaces. Through drafting volumetric projection of the sections onto plans, the spaces are gradually sculpted out and derived from the broken clues.

15


16


C onstraints: - The composition of the given sections may not be altered. No walls or other elements may be added to or subtracted. - The sections must align at either one perimeter edge or at an internal point, but must overlap by at least 5 0 ’ - 0 ”. T h e d i s t a n c e b e t w e e n the two selected sections at the a l i g n m e n t p o i n t m u s t b e 4 0 ’ – 0 .” - The overall building footprint must fit within a bounding box of 1 2 0 ’x 9 0 ’ - The height of the building is approximately 55’ above street level and sits on grade. - Th e t o t a l b u i l d i n g a r e a i s a p p r o x . 2 0 , 0 0 0 ft 2 – 3 0 , 0 0 0 ft 2 . Exceptions: Th i c k n e s s o f w a l l s m a y b e e x p a n d e d . Lines defining apertures may be added. Stairs and ramps may be added.

17


Campus Infill Makerspace between two campus buildings | GSD CORE1 | Andrew Plumb

This infill project serves to host the significant expansion and consolidation of a makerspace for an academic department at a medium-sized arts and technical

The design proposal not only links the two buildings at all floors but also celebrates a primar y pedestrian t h o r o u g h f a r e i n t h e g a p b e t w e e n . It is a new entrance, connective tissue

college. The site in which the new building operates is the interstitial space between two existing campus buildings of contrasting structural g r a i n s , o n e “ f r e e - p l a n� a n d t h e other with vertical walls system. The growing department requires expansion and consolidation of additional programs including fabrication labs, studio spaces and lecture halls.

a n d s y m b o l i c c e n t e r. My intervention particularly introduces a large architectural promenade, densely populated with programatic spaces by their p u b l i c i t y h i a r c h y, t h a t t r a v e r s e s through the existing buildings. Th r o u g h m a n i p u l a t i o n o f p o l a r a n d rectilinear system, the building becomes a third thing that reconditions the existing grains.

Unrolled Sections

FABLAB

CLASS

plan 4

STUDIO

plan 3

CONFERENCE

plan 2

STUDY LECTURE LOUNGE

OFFICE

CAFE

plan 1

building B

18

central promenade

building A


study c ar rels fabr ic at ion l ab

â—€

cl assro oms

â—€

Site Plan

Programmatic Diagram

cont rol le d access

var i able access

publi c access

studio le c ture sp ace

addit iona l office

c afe

exhibit ion sp ace

lounge

administ rat ive office

conference

Building A

Building B

Th e c o m p l e x p r o g r a m s a r e a r r a n g e d in accordance to their level of publicity : Study carrels, classrooms and makerspaces that recquires controlled access are located at the center of the promenade strip, elevated from the ground level access and generating an signature overview of the campus variable access like administrative offices situate on the twisting corner of the strip; public access including cafe and lecture hall gets grand entrances directly from campus walkways. The strip starts and ends on the c e n t r a l c a m p u s a x i s a n d p e e l s o ff t o intrude two existing buildings. 19


Demolition

Addition

20


Plan iii

Plan vi

Plan i

Plan ii

21


â—€

Final model, at 1'=1/8"

22


23


Film Studio

â—€

Site Plan Model

â—€

Independent Film Studio | Boston, US, 2018 | GSD CORE2 | Jenny French

Sectional Model at 1'=1/8"

24

Th e fi l m s t u d i o i s a p r o j e c t t h a t develops around the motif of the shed and calibrates spaces of creature c o m f o r t s f o r m o v i e p r o d u c t i o n . Th i s project focuses on the study of the s t u d i o, t h e s t u d y o f t h e s h e d a n d t h e study of the site. It i s a c o m p l e x o f b u i l d i n g s i n w h i c h productive-engaging spaces are surrounded by comfortable-engaging spaces, and comfortable moving spaces of smaller scale are seperated from productive-moving spaces on the ground level. Th e g i v e n p r o g r a m c o m p r i s e s g e n e r i c human activities including gathering, working and performance, which are transient from outdoors-in and at various scales. C onfrontation with known human activity and architectural precedent are to be condensed into type and rethought once again.


Pro g ram D iag ram s

Circ ulation sy stem for people

S E CT I ON

Circ ulation sy stem for vehicle

â—€

"Shed as an allegorical type."

Program Diagram: Organization of Scale, Organization of Creature Comforts

produc tion

Amenity

M TA NK

Acting

Acting

Storage

L

S

M Mov ing

M

Eng ag ing

Parking

S

shops

â—€

C omfor t

Projected Living Scene

25


F i n a l M o d e l a t 1 ' = 1 /4 " s c a l e

26


Second Floor Plan

27


28


29


H o t e l o f Ty p o l o g i c a l I n v e r s i a n s Hotel Complex | New Haven, US, 2019 | GSD CORE3 | Oana Stanescu

30

Provocation

Provocational Models


Study model: test for ambiguity

Diagram: typological inversions SUMMER: “ON” SCENA RIO

Ro o m s ( L)

Hot el L obby

Re sta ura nt

L ect ure Hal l

Eve nt Lobby

The a te r

S ma ll Eve nts

SPRING / FA LL: “OFF” SCENARIO

M e e tin g

Club

Ba r

31

Th e Ho t e l i s d e s i g n e d t o h a v e two lives: the on scenario during a c a d e m i c s e a s o n s a n d t h e o ff s c e n a r i o d u r i n g s u m m e r. S o m e h o t e l s p a c e s can be transformed into event spaces, which then generates a building with greater percentage of event p r o g r a m s , d u e t o s p e c i fi c s e a s o n a l n e e d s . Th i s t y p o l o g i c a l i n v e r s i o n i s t r i g g e r e d b y d i ff e r e n t p o i n t s o f activation and realized through the a m b i g u o u s n a t u r e o f fi v e u n i q u e l y c o n s t r u c t e d s p a t i a l c o n fi g u r a t i o n s . Th e s e s p a c e s a r e n e u t r a l y e t s p e c i fi c , rigorously manipulated to have two r e a d i n g s . Th e g a p o f u n d e r s t a n d i n g b e t w e e n w h a t’s b e e n e s t a b l i s h e d a n d employed is the mechanism that allows this inversion.

Axons of the five: thick poche to allow storage


1

Plan vi

Plan v

Plan i 32


Pl ans

1’ = 1 / 1 6 ”

33


H OTEL LOB B Y

L A R GE H OTEL R OOM

L ECTUR E HAL L

MEETIN G R O O M

34

Hotel Lobby / Lecture Hall Large Hotel Room / Meeting Room


SMA L L EV EN T

T H EATER

R ESTA UR A N T

“ON ” SCE N ARI O

BAR

C LUB

EVEN T LO BBY

“OF F ” SCE N ARI O

Restaurant / Event Lobby

Theater / Club

Small Event / Bar

35


Massing models

36


Final model, at 1'=1/16"

37


Pilgrimage Nest S a c r e d S p a c e i n Tr a i n S t a t i o n | F l o r e n c e , I TA LY, 2 0 1 5 | I g o r M a r j a n o v i c

Th e s a c r e d s p a c e i s i n s p i r e d b y t h e c h a r a c t e r Yo n g a s a n o s t a l g i c a n d personal nest during his pilgrimage. Yo n g , a m i d d l e - a g e d C h i n e s e m a n , immigrated to Prato a decade ago and c u r r e n t l y w o r k s i n a f a b r i c f a c t o r y. “ P i l g r i m a g e� p e r h a p s b e s t d e s c r i b e s Yo n g ' s e n d e a v o r o f i m m i g r a t i o n and his hope of transformation. I n t h e s p a c e o f t h e F i r e n z e Tr a i n S t a t i o n , w h e r e fl o w s c o n v e r g e a n d d i s p e r s e r a p i d l y, t h e c o n t e x t o f s u c h a p i l g r i m a g e i s n o w c o n d e n s e d . It i s c o n d e n s e d i n t o a n e t o f fl o w s suggested by the most visited spots a n d t r a c e s o f p a s s e n g e r s’ m o v e s - a n d pauses.

As knots are tied in this inter weaving net, clouds of spaces are generated w h e r e a g g r e g a t i o n a n d i n t e n s i fi c a t i o n o c c u r s . Wi t h i n t h e s e f r a g m e n t e d , irrational geometries, multiple private c a v i t i e s a r e f o r m e d . Ac c e s s t o t h e m crawls and spreads all over the hall. Tr a n s l u c e n t g l a s s p a n e l s f r a m e d b y branching structures allow dim light into those spaces, resembling the quality of broken eggs or wombs. E v o k i n g r e fl e c t i o n o n f r a c t u r e d m e m o r y, t h e n e s t p r o v i d e s a p i e c e o f personal landscape, a temporal home. Yo n g s t a n d s f o r m i l l i o n s o f o t h e r pilgrims, and the nest is a miniature of all familiar landscapes.

h a n d d r a w i n g s , g r a p h i t e a n d p r i n t s o n m y l a r, 24 " x 3 6 "

39


In t h e s p a c e o f t h e F i r e n z e Tr a i n S t a t i o n , w h e r e fl o w s c o nv e r g e a n d d i s p e r s e r a p i d l y, the context of such a pilgr image is now c o n d e n s e d . It i s c o n d e n s e d i n t o a n e t o f fl o w s s u g g e s t e d b y t h e m o s t v i s i t e d s p o t s a n d t r a c e s o f p a s s e n g e r s’ m o v e s - a n d - p a u s e s .

Single drawing above: collaborative work with Jewel Pei 40


42


It ’s d i m , m u t e d a n d s a f e . . . t h e n e s t o ff e r s a c h a n c e o f n o s t a l g i a w h e r e Yo n g c a n b e temporally rooted in a personal landscape... 43

9


Memories of site in prints

Yo n g ’s s t o r y Yo n g c o m e s t o t h i s “p i l g r i m a g e n e s t ” as a retreat from his daily routines, fi l l e d w i t h t h e n o i s e s o f m a c h i n e s a n d m e c h a n i c a l w o r k . He c u r l s u p i n o n e o f those womb-like enclosed spaces. It ’s d i m , m u t e d a n d s a f e . He f e e l s l i k e a n u n b o r n . Yo n g s o m e t i m e s w o u l d even spend hours merely watching the trains and travelers come and go: it is l i k e o b s e r v i n g t h e fl o w o f t i m e f r o m a heavenly perspective.

44

It f e e l s l i k e h o m e , h e t h o u g h t t o himself, whether that is home g e o g r a p h i c a l l y o r b i o l o g i c a l l y. 10 years, 5644 miles away f rom h o m e l a n d , Yo n g fi n d s h i m s e l f fl o a t i n g : his identity and memor y torn between t w o d i s t a n t p i e c e s o f l a n d . Th e n e s t o ff e r s a c h a n c e o f n o s t a l g i a w h e r e Yo n g c a n b e t e m p o r a l l y r o o t e d i n a personal landscape. Either to evoke memor y or to settle tranquility is a c h o i c e g i v e n . Na t i v e o r u n i v e r s a l , i t i s a landscape of his own.


D e s a l i n a t i o n C a s i n o To w e r s To w e r s i n R e p l e n i s h m e n t P o n d | P a l m S p r i n g s , U S , 2 0 1 7 | D e r e c k H o e f e r l i n

----In a desser t of other ness, the f rag i l e s u p p o r t s t h e h e av y, t h e dynamic freezes the static, the decayed preser ves the liv ing, scarcity supplies the abundance, and the desperation waters the hope.

46


Archidam Mapping Research Group Research with studio section of 12 people, names listed on top of next page

FIELD NOTES

25. 50. 10. is is the breakdown of the water articially diverted from the C o l o r a d o R i v e r. The half-semester long group research leverages an intense effort on studying the water infrastructure o f C o a c h e l l a v a l l e y. M a p p i n g s u b j e c t s i n c lu d e s t e r r a i n a n d g e o l o g y, j e ff e r s o n i a n g r i d , w a t e r j u r i s d i c t i o n s , watersheds and sub-basins,

water infreastructure, canals and streams, highways and railways, city boundaries, tribal lands, local zoom-ins at replenishment facilities, agriculture and tourism structure, regional water trading system and historical outline. Only maps relevant to individual proposal have been selected for this p o r t f o l i o d i s p l a y. 47


1: 1 0 TO CV

De rek Hoe ferli n, Je s s Va n e cek ( TA )

A R C HIDA M II

H YDR A U LIC SY STE M COLORADO RIVER AQUEDUCT

[TUNNELS]

[CONDUITS]

COACHELLA CANAL MID VA LLE Y PIPE LINE CHANNELS CHANNELIZED RUNOFF PUBLIC WATER LINES

V C D

WELL

DELIVERY POINT

REPLENISH POND

TRE ATMENT FACILITY

H YDR OLOGIC SYSTE M LEGEND

WASHES STREAMS CONNECTORS SUB-BASINS BODIES OF WATER

JU R ISDICTI ONS JEFFERSONIAN GRID TOWNSHIPS CITY BOUNDARIES TRIBAL LAND WATER JURISDICTIONS

D M

S M

MYOMA DUNES W A T E R D I S T.

MISSION SPRINGS WAT E R

V C

V C

V C

C O A C H E L L A VA L L E Y W A T E R D I S T.

C O AC H E L L A WAT E R AUTHORITY

I N DI O WAT E R AUTHORITY

W D

D

DE S E RT WAT E R AGENC Y

A

D

OTH ER HIGHWAYS & RAILWAYS 1� = 3/4 MI

1 :1 0 TO CV

1MI

A R C HIDA M I I

Synthesis Brief

48

landscape. A variegated composition of verdant golf courses, sleek midcentury Modern homes, and the rugged Sonoran desert, the city has b e c o m e a l u s h a n o m a l y. Whether it is agriculture, golf courses, or residential development, water is inextricably linked to the economy and culture of Palm Springs itself. As a neces-sar y precondition, water shapes the cultural, social, and ecological landscap e of Palm Springs; the success and wealth of the region is dependent on an extreme amount o f w a t e r, w h i c h c o m e s a t a n d e v e n more extreme price.

FIELD NOTES

California lays claim to roughly a quarter of the water in the Colorado river and shuttles this precious resource throughout its borders. About half of this water journeys through the All-American and Coachella canals. e other half continues onward through the Colorado River Aqueduct to the c o a s t a n d L o s A n g e l e s . U l t i m a t e l y, t h e C o a c h e l l a Va l l e y r e c e i v e s r o u g h l y 10% of the water from the Colorado R i v e r. As a disproportionate recipient of d i v e r t e d w a t e r, P a l m S p r i n g s s t i c k s out in the arid southern California


FIELD NOTES


Colorado River Aqueduct The Colorado River Aqueduct or CRA is a 242 mile long water system that brings 1,600 cu ft/s of water from the Colorado River all the way to Los Angeles. The Colorado River Aqueduct begins near Parker Dam on the Colorado River and continues to the Coachella Valley. The CRA then continues until it reaches Lake Mathews where is it distributed to areas of Los Angeles.

Peak: 11,499 FT

DESERT HOT SPRINGS

PALM SPRINGS

CATH

FIELD NOTES

San Gorgonio Mountains

50 C on s oli d a te d B e dro ck

Tahquitz Creek

440 ft

600 ft

WHITEWATER GROUND WATER REPLENISHMENT FACILITY

Projected Su


Tr i b a l L a n d s P u m p i n g Fa c i l i t y S ta te Wa te r P ro j e ct A q u e d u ct L o ca l A q u e d u ct C e n t ra l Va l l e y P ro j e ct A q u e d u ct R i ve r R e s e r voi r U rb a n A re a

REGIO NAL M AP O F WATER SY S T E M A DN TRI BAL LAN D S

G rou n d Wa te r

UPPER C O LO RADO BA SIN

Mokelumne Aqueduct

Uinta h a nd Oura y Po p : 1 9 ,1 8 2 A rea : 4 ,3 3 2 ,1 6 0

Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct

California Aqueduct

Los Angeles Aqueducts

Ute Mo unta in Po p : 1 ,6 8 7 A rea : 5 7 ,8 7 8

Coastal Branch Aqueduct

So ut hern Ute Po p : 9 ,5 9 2 A rea : 6 7 7 ,7 6 0

N a va jo N a t io n Po p : 1 7 3 ,6 6 7 A rea : 1 7 ,5 4 4 ,3 2 0

Jica rilla A p a che N a t io n Po p : 2 ,7 5 5 A rea : 8 7 2 ,9 6 0

? Po p : ? A rea : ?

For t M oj ave Pop: 1, 100 Area: 41, 884

Colorado River Aqueduct Central Arizona Project

Palm Springs

San Diego Canal

C olorado R i ver I ndi an R es e rva t io n Pop: 9, 201 Area: 276, 480

All-American Canal

LOWER C O LO RADO BA SIN COLORADO AQUEDUCT: REGIONAL SECTION Distance above Sea Level (ft)

200

180

160

140

1000

0

Morris Resevoir

A R C H IDAM II

Cajalco Resevoir

80

60

40

20

0

Salton Sea

Intake Pump Lift

Tunneled Aqueduct

Pump Lift The Salton Sea was formed between 1905 and 1907 when the Colorado River burst through Water poorly built irrigation controls south of Yuma, Siphons Arizona. The 343.2 square mile lake is now fed by run-off from the Whitewater River which contains high amounts of dissolved salts. The salts deposited over time have raised the salinity of the Salton Sea enough to kill off most of the lake’s fish species.

Gene Wash Pump Lift

Copper Basin Gene Wash Basin Colorado River

Hayfield Resevoir

C a l i fo r nia D re a m i n’

HEDRAL CITY

RANCHO MIRAGE

PALM DESERT

INDIAN WELLS

LA QUINTA

INDIO

COACHELLA

Peak: 5,813 FT

Little San Bernadino Mountains

Projected Uplift

Whitewater River Unsaturated Zone

540 ft

485 ft

Coachella Canal

ubsidence

Colorado River Tunnel

Iron Mt Pump Lift

Eagle Mt Pump Lift

Copper Basin Tunnel

Cottonwood Tunnel

Mecca Pass Tunnels

Coachella Tunnels

Whitewater Tunnels

San Jacinto Tunnel

Bernasconi Tunnel

Valverde Tunnel

Monrovia Tunnels

Pasadena Tunnel

Ascot Tunnel

2000

100

Aqueduct

The Coachella Valley aquifer is an unconsolidated, moderately permeable aquifer that is naturally recharged through runoff from nearby mountain ranges. The aquifer is also artificially recharged from the Colorado River through man-made canals and is the main source of portable water for the surrounding desert area.

3000

120

Hayfield Pump Lift

Whipple Mt Tunnel

220

Iron Mt Tunnel

240

Coa chella Valle y A qui fer

Coxcomb Tunnel

260

Eagle Mt Tunnels

280

Hayfield Tunnels

Lateral Distance (mi)

4000

Surface: -234 FT

Saturated Aquifer Saturated Aquifer

Con s oli d a ted B edro ck


52 s e c t i o n , g r a p h i t e o n m y l a r, 24 " x 3 6 "


p l a n , g r a p h i t e o n m y l a r, 24 " x 3 6 "

With its water trading process actualized through complex infrastructural apparatus, the land o f C o a c h e l l a Va l l e y i s c h a r g e d w i t h “d e c e p t i o n s” ( i n n e u t r a l m e a n s ) . It unfolds itself with various levels of visibility upon careful examination: t h e r e’s d r a s t i c d i s c r e p a n c y b e t w e e n w h a t ’s t a n g i b l e , p e r c e p t i b l e t o t h e human minds and what materially exists at times within the walls and other times underneath the ground. Upon our group research, we speculate a drier future where the pressing issue of desalinating water from Colorado river aqueduct urges an architectural solution.

Po l i t i c a l / c i v i c / c r i t i c a l / a c q u i e s c e n t / t e c h n o l o g i c a l / a r t i fi c i a l / i n t e n s i v e / s u b l i m e / t e m p o r a l

53


Six casinos towers executing desalination process around the whitewater replenishment ponds region has been proposed. The proposal is an architectural c o m m e n t a r y, a c o n s t r u c t e d p o e m . The duality of the two major programs expands and builds on the m e a n i n g o f “ h e t e r o t o p i a ,” a p l a c e of otherness. Between Dystopia and Utopi a , t he l and of he te rotopi a i s a meticulously constructed place through which we register our w o r l d a s t h e m e s s y r e a l i t y. The towers each integrates a sixstoried casino center and huge infrastructure that executes both potable water treatment as well as w a t e r r e c y c l i n g t r e a t m e n t . Po w e r e d by wind turbines, each tower t a k e s w a t e r f r o m n e a r b y b a s i n’s outlet canal, pumps it through prec h l o r i n a t i o n , fl o c c u l a t i o n , s e t t l i n g , fi l t r a t i o n a n d d i s i n f e c t i o n f a c i l i t i e s . The unproportionate infrastructure (when activated) is preser ved and covered by enormous iridescent veil. 54


55


Time Institute Hybrid Station on Quarry | MO, US, 2016 | Gia Daskalakis

T i m e I n s t i t u t e i s a fl e x i b l e , a d a p t a b l e and documentar y station focusing on curating connections and sequences. Situated on and around the north q u a r r y, t h e I n s t i t u t e c u r a t e s connections and sequences established by human occupation and other existing site conditions. When equipped with light mechanism, the institute can b e a s s e m b l e d i n d i ff e r e n t m o d e s , thus adapting to changes including occupation, seismic forces and light, as w e l l a s d o c u m e n t s t h e i r t r a j e c t o r y.

S er ving potentially a meteorologist, a historian and an artist, the station is a hy brid of instr umentation unit, planetarium, residence, galler y space a n d l i b r a r y. Th e p r o g r a m d i a g r a m i l l u s t r a t e s h o w t h i s fl e x i b l e p r o g r a m is activated dynamically in time and space. Th e s p a t i a l a r r a n g e m e n t p o s s e s s e s biological references to cardial tissues, which experientially informs the connection.

program diagram

Library

Planetarium

Residence

Instrumentation Unit Gallery

51 62


51 73


Early conceptual sketch: kinetic system featuring movable pods on tracks

Th e g e o l o g i c a l r e a l i t y o f E l e p h a n t R o c k s S t a t e Park can be dated back to the Proterozoic Eon and remains active today in various aspects. Th i s p r o j e c t i n v e s t i g a t e s t r a c i n g t h o s e e o n s to the recent histor y of quarr ying and to a p r o j e c t i o n o f n e a r f u t u r e . Th e s i t e i s h e n c e viewed as a restless landscape: a series of e v e n t s o c c u r a t d i ff e r e n t t i m e s c o p e ; s o m e appear at hourly inter vals such as human occupation, and some lasts for centur y such as geological activities. Th e “Q u a r r y Me m o r y ” s t u d i e s e x p l o r e s u c h restlessness of landscape through tracing changes and displacement across recent h i s t o r y. S t i l l i m a g e s ( s o m e c o n j e c t u r e d a n d a r t i fi c i a l ) a r e a b s t r a c t e d a n d g r o u p e d according to their time frame: one series s t u d i e s “s u n n y a n d c l o u d y c o n d i t i o n c h a n g e s” over a minute, another series looks at topographical changes over the quarr ying decades.

◀ Quarry Memory Series The site as a series of events 58


â—€

Quarry Memory Diagram: General description of [Restless Landscape], featuring traces of rock displacement in time and space.

59


Site Map Th e m a p p i n g s t u d i e s e x t e n d t h e r e s t l e s s n e s s o f l a n d s c a p e t o d i ff e r e n t w a y s i n w h i c h t h e s i t e i s a c t i v a t e d . L i g h t a n d s h a d o w o n t h e t o p o g r a p h y, h u m a n aggregation and dispersion, as well as paths and progression are essential modes of activation.

60


Drawing exercise, 16” x 24”, partially shown Inspirational drawing studying relationships and organizations

61


Encounter in the Cloud " F a c e t o F a c e , w e g a z e i n t o t h e d i s t a n t o t h e r. " Pu b l i c I n s t a l l a t i o n | G ro u p p ro j e c t w i t h J ewe l Pe i a n d We i H u a n g Competition First Prize| Guangzhou, China, 2017

Conceptual model and sketch

La société du spectacle, Guy Debard, 1967 62

Wi t h a r o u g h p r o p o s a l o f " e n c o u n t e r in the cloud," we entered the "Drama Box" 2017 National construction competition hosted by Banghua (邦 华 ) a n d Yi c hu a n g s h e ( 一 创 设 ) . Us and two other groups have been selected into the final round and commissioned to construct with given f u n d s . E v e n t u a l l y, o u r i n s t a l l a t i o n won the first prize thanks to the critics and judges.


Th e i n s t a l l a t i o n f e a t u r e s a s u s p e n d e d black box covered with mirrors o n t h e i n t e r i o r. S t e p p i n g o n t o t h e stairs, the visitors are invited to plug their heads into the holed box. Each audience is separated from one another by mirrors, so that they see only infinitely reflected images of others, but never right into another's eyes. This actual space is then conver ted into a vir tual space. We w e r e i n s p i r e d b y t h o s e s c e n e s where interpersonal relationships are over-mediated by digital media— people physically gather in the same space, yet still communicate through d i g i t a l s c r e e n s . We t h u s b u i l t this work to dramatically present the interpersonal relationships reconfigured by cyber space—even w h e n o u r b o d i e s g a t h e r, w e o n l y s e e each other from a distance.

63


Construction process

Critics experiencing our installation 64


65


Art Practices Rethinking Modernity through drawing, sculpture and other media

Ink sketches

66


Zen Monsters, Ink sketches

67


B o o k i s h n e s s Ar c h i v e Installation | 2016

Bookishness archive discusses the duration and preser vation of language i n s p a c e . Vu l n e r a b l e a n t i q u e b o o k pages are preser ved in plastic reser voirs, yet becoming more obscure and illegible due to the attempt to preser ve. Each reser voir bag is marked with page number in Chinese characters, hanging in space counter clock wise. Faded paper on the ground i n d i c a t e s a z o n e o f s i g n i fi c a n c e f o r the installation.

68


Librar y Oubliette Visionary proposal, with contract as artist statement | 2016

69


Look, what have they built. Installation | 2016 | Buzz Spector

Look, what have they built discusses intense relationship between architecture and time i n a m i n i a t u r e a s s e m b l a g e . Th e viewers, provided with both the artist statement and the papers with folding patterns, engage in fi g u r i n g o u t h o w t o c o n s t r u c t paper architecture without a manual.

70


71


Graphite drawings

72


Stacey, 35mm Black and White Film Photography Prints

73


Dystopia, Marker and Ink on paper

74


75


Profile for Yiran Zhang

Yiran Zhang Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio  

WashU B.S in architecture, minor in art Currently GSD M.Arch1 Candidate

Yiran Zhang Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio  

WashU B.S in architecture, minor in art Currently GSD M.Arch1 Candidate

Advertisement