Architectual ECHOES Selected Portfolio 2007--2011
B.Arch of SCUT. Applicant to master degree at US.
Content We are moving in an ever fast pace. The skyscrapers and urban construction are in full swing, while the neighborhood texture are gradually dying out... Facing with this changing world, I think the experience of city should not be a cacophony made by competing makers, but an natural voices echoing through our cities, blending with our cultures and histories. It is an Architectural ECHOES in Surroundings. In terms of architectural ECHOES, design must first respond to the environment around it , including the natural as well as man-made. The rational organization of space in catering to people's behaviors and interactions should also be considered, in architecture and urban settings. This portfolio focuses on the intersection between architectural and its locale. To further explores the dynamic properties of architecture and urban design in the ever challenging world.
P 04 - 13
Modern Art Museum
P 14.- 29
P 30 - 45
Arch-Metabolism Discover Material
Studio Design Studio Design Studio Design
1st year program 3rd year program 4th year program
Architecture in the Fourth Dimension
P 46 - 57
The fiber study of bamboo
P 58 - 61
4th year program
3rd year program
P 62 - 71
Character Design & Survival Design Survay and Drawing Fine arts Resume
Walking Between City and Nature
Landscape Sketches 06/2008, 1st year Type: Academic/ individual work Location: South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China Duration: 4 weeks Tutor: Jing Wang Key words: Walking, seeing, nature, urban First-prize Scholarship of Urban Planning and Landscape Design (Canada) LTD
The site is located in a downtown university campus, faced with two completely different pictures: the bustle metropolis and the tranquil of university campus. The challenge was to respond the environment around it, including the natural as well as the man-made. The proposal for the new building has been an exploration of the co-existing of landscape and man-made by introducing a walking access between nature and city.
Between City and Nature Nature
The site is just at the edge of the campus, closely connecting with the downtown. To remain the lake view and the urban scene at the same time, the building is designed as a long walking access with two functional blocks. The longer one is designed as the walking path, which formed from the observation and analysis about the pedestrian line of the site. The other is designed for rest and watching. Master Plan
Pondering from the path.
The only path in the site. Far from the lake. Mixed flow of people and vehicles.
Creating new pedestrian. Introduce a view platform. Generate the building. Close to nature; Seperate from the vehicle; Reduce the distance.
Further strengthen the link with both sides: nature and urban area.
Walking Seeing The landscape sketch is devided into two parts: the walking access and viewing platform. Thus the building can porivede both active walking path and static leisure space. Also, the moving seeing along the walking access offers a changable dynamic scenery. Walking access Viewing platform
Step A. According the terrain features, insert a body into the long block. StepB. Reduce the body mass to meet the functional requirement of the building. Step C. Uplifted the base, and make the long body into WALKING access ( active space) and the inserted block as a VIEWING platform (static space). Step D. Establish ranges of vertical walls to form varies interesting space.
Enframed Scenery !
Open platform for multi-angle.
Linear view corridor.
Sightview of different scales.
The design embodies an dynamic sight seeing with a simultaneous picture of lake view and the urban view. The continuous viewing path provides a series of exciting changeable pictures.
Light and shadow
Strip skylights in two directions
The clear direction of roof bar contributes to the complex but amazing light effect, which provides a fascinating spatial experience.
6.pm light effect on Aug.8
Modeling Soft boundry & flexible interior space.
INTERACTION An urban space, rather than a building.
Modern Art Museum Design ARCHITECTURE DESIGN 06/2010, 3th year Type: Academic/ individual work Location:Guangzhou University Town Site area: 3.4 acres Duration: 8 weeks Tutor: Jing Li Key words: Communication, intraction, triger
The site is located in the inner circle of the Guangzhou University Town, which was planned as a typical radiation structure. The complexity of the context - the urban requirements, the respect for heritage, the significance of the surroundings, the respond of the various public buildings constitutes a series of challenges that we had to deal with. The most significant problem is that how to trigger the public life in this area and strengthen interaction with the surroundings. The proposal should encourage and attract more people to participate public activities, rather than stay as a solitary complex.
TRIGGER How to transform a single building into urban space? How to stimulate the vitality of the site?
space is one of
Transformed from an limited direction square into infinite circular interface. Turned the scattered arrangement blocks into centralized composition. The body divergents towards surroundings, creating amounts of interactive space, which has offered a variety of opportunities to attract more broad public participation.
Site Analysis ring road stadium
central park living area
Guangzhou Univrsity town
The radiation structure centralized the public facilities within the central park, making this area isolated with outside vibrant public life.
Interactive & Trigger
Expectation Current use
Location Life style
Radiation structure of University town site central park living area teaching area
Site Plan Trigger
Geographical and Cultural
The main purpose of the proposal is to promote interaction with surroundings, strengthen the communication and maximize the productive activities.
Main volumn to triger the area
Respond to historical relic.
Formed the first intractive block.
Respond to lake seeing.
The second exchange body is generated.
Extends to the lake, creating the best sightseeing platform.
Extends to Surroundings
Second Floor First Floor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Countryard Exhibition room Stair and elevator Store Atrium Lobby lab and researchv Facility Administr Pond Plaza Toilet Parking
4 9 11
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Countryard Exhibition room Stair and elevator Platform Atrium Lobby Library lab and research Administr Plaza Bridge Toilet
1 Countryard 2 Exhibition room 3 Stair and elevator 4 Atrium 5 Facility 6 Air corridor 7 Toilet
Third Floor 1 Countryard 2 Exhibition room 3 Stair and elevator 4 Store 5 Atrium 6 Facility 7 Gallery 8 Air corridor 9 Toilet
Blending with surroundings.
Interaction & Communication
Come here! Look! It's David's show!
Oh, it's brilliant!
Oh,that's so great!!!
Staggered body mass has produced a wealth of communication space, strengthening interpersonal relationships and interaction. Really? Nice!
Look at me! Be quick!
Different scales of the scenic window has produced a variety of visual effects. Walking through each part of the museum, visitors will get abundant spatial experience.
the sea view the urban view
open and active space close and quite space
Lab and research
Interior performance a.The gray space for lake; a b b. Boundry space; c c c Air gallery.
Maximize interactive opportunities the museum creates specific spaces, including: a. Ring exhibition hall, which meet the needs of various art exhibition. b. Air gallery, which offers an air sightseeing and appreciation platform. c. Atrium combined with the side of the courtyard.
An urban space, rather than a building
RE_ECO Living Conditions
Ignorant Old Industrial Area Lost
Dirty Obsolete Missing
the Current Living Conditions
When Blue Meets Green URBAN DESIGN 04/2011, 4th year Type: Academic/ group work Location: Huadi River, Guangzhou, China Site area: 52 acres Role: Group leader, chief designer Contribution: Concept, site research, model making, analysis drawing, details Collaborators: Wailu Chen, Haiquan Li, Dabin Feng Duration: 15 weeks Key words: Ecological rehabilitation, Stereo urban 2011 Second-prize Scholarship of Shenzhen A+E Design Co.Ltd
Build a stereo landscape system; Along the railway line; From the south to the north; Cover the whole site. Wharf- Old living area Commercial center
Water world Tree park Bai E Tan CBD
When Blue Meets Green... Introduce a landscape valley as a staging post for the zone,from the south to the north. Not only is it a sightseeing site that "blue meets green"; but also a active culture zone that encourage people to communicate from those histonic relics to the mordern hybrid life. The valley is based on the geograpy of the site.
Site and surroundings.
Introduce a green path along the railway line.
Extends to communities.
Strengthen the connection. Establish the landscape valley within urban fabric.
Introduction The vision is to let the Re-Eco City grow in the area through a flexible, constantly, ecological and instructive planning process. The Re-Eco city, sited adjacent to the site of Pearl River of Guangzhou, aims to counter the current privatized urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. Filmic urban public space; around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, as well as the many passages through the project, make the Re-Eco City an "open city within a city".
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Urban Space Guangzhou Pre-1900 HORIZONTALITY
Guangzhou Post-2000 VERTICALITY
Proposed Multiple layers with stereo landscapte
-- 3 years Establish the landscape building and the tree park of this site; make it as the culture and entertainment center.
3-- 8 years Finish the residential area and the hybrid bridge in order to attract more people and deepen the connection with surroundings.
8--15 years Build the commercial center, office buildings. Introduce moreinvestment and tourists.
12--20 years Introduce more gardern apartment with bautiful river view.
Charactors of Re_Eco City A. Stereo Landsacpe System. B. Multiple layers.
An inner, cohesive stretch of blue and green spaces is gradually established, spaces making allowance for the smaller scales and creating an amibale and inviting space for pedestrians and recreational sojourns. Depending on market conditions and investment possibilities, a number of development areas or nodes are set up.
Re_ Eco City
Landscape generation The formation of the landscape valley is based on the geography feathers. The striking plan made a superposition on the site, and then experienced a sinking progess. Thus lead to the Staging Post.
Generation progress Surroundings analysis
Historic building Historic Living CBD Market
Bing Jiang Road Staging post
The new CBD
Fangcun Road 37
The ground level offers a number of open residential towers private roof gardens are passages for all people (residents and visitors) connected to the penthouses. to walk through. These passages ensure a The public sky-loop and the base-loop will micro-urbanisms of small scale. constantly generate random relationships. On the intermediate level of the lower They will function as social condensers buildings, public roofs gardens offer tranquil resulting in a special experience of city life to green spaces, and at the top of the eight both residents and visitors. Sky Club
Provide Private servicesh
Strengthen the connection of each part
Ground Commercial Layer
Traditional space and micro urbanisms of simple life
Shopping Street Spa
Theme Park Shopping mall Exhibition
The green platform
The modern shopping mall
Level 21-120M Tower
Multiple layers of commercial area
Commercial area Underground garage Office Green platform Active commercial space
Residential Area Commercial center Traoditional shop Platform
Public Platform: strengthen the connection with surroundings.
Public Platform: from urban space gradually transformed to commercial building.
The first floor open to the city, creating traditional and pleasant neighbourhood.
To Central Pa
lR ive r To Shi Wai Tang Commercial Area
Landscape path The bus route
di a u
The staging post path Water bus Walking system
Connection To CBD
The core idea of the Re-Eco City is to strengthen ties with surrounding. We build a ecological platform to link each part. The path and form should consider the site and the need of different people.
T h e r e a r e s e v e r a l w a y s the combination of the toward the connection. The site and the whole district. railway line as a tourist path; the walking system links the CBD from the west and the commercial area of the east; the water bus and road help
To Fangcun Road
Active space supports any possible activities.
To Central Park
Flexible space Temparary installation
Festival flower show
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The best viewpoint hotel
The intensivism office
The recreation area
Culture exchange area
Architecture in the Fourth Dimention
the 2011 Open Building Competition Challenge 06/2011, 4th year
Self-renewing & substitution
Type: Competition/ group work Location:Somerville, Boston, USA Area: 48 acres Role: Group leader, chief designer Contribution: Concept, photograph, analysis drawing, details Collaborators: Wailu Chen, Haiquan Li, Dabin Feng Duration: 3 weeks Key words: Linar city, sustainability, block type
of living organisms to sustain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. A striking feature of metabolism is the similarity of the basic metabolic pathways and components between even vastly different species. This coincidly consistent with the trajectory of urban development and updated.
Metabolism is the set of reactions that happen in the cells
pubiic green space
Basic space requirement
Fitness Retail center
flexible space requirement
The selected urban pattern and building types for this site will face significant challenges in the 21st century. They must be at the same time stable, lovable, energy effective infrastructures of space and form, adaptable to inevitable changes of use or function. How will the proposed urban morphology and building types support changing programmatic, economic and societal forces over time while maintaining a coherent built form that does not become functionally and stylistically obsolete in 30 â€“ 50 years?
Model of urban development
Boston Desperate Expansion
The vicious expansion makes the old city continued decline, the decline of the old city in the necroticarea will expand with the expansion of the city, like cancer cells eventually leading to loss of the entire organism resistance
From nondirection to clear direction
San Francisco Spilt Functions The pursuit of functional areas at the expense of the city organism, ignoring the multifaceted links among people.
Organic Impurities Complex combinations of features that bring vitality to the city, with a wide range of adaptability and sustainability.
Metabolic Pathways Linear City
A urban linear structure is based on the well-developed transport and the improvement of the status quo. The fast remote transmission of multimedia information for this structure makes the structure possible and reliable. This city is no longer a gathering point, but linear, parallel and cross.
A clear direction Step 1 Step 2
Mixed use Renew and Replacement Step 1
The competition focuses on a triangular site of 48 acres (19.4 hectares) in Somerville, an "inner ring" suburb of Boston, with dense housing built around the turn of the 19th century. Somerville is a city whose topography has been altered repeatedly over time, as a way of accommodating new infrastructure systems and districts
1. Future MBTA Green Line station 2. Bermed Rail (elevated on earth embankment) 3. Elevated highway ( to be replaced by on-grade-4-lane boulevard) 4. Industrial areas 5. Commercial areas 6. residential neighborhoor
The medical space Medical office space
80,000 sq ft in 4 units of 20,000 sq ft each
1000 sq ft public space 1000 sq ft service space 18,000 sq, ft clinical space Reference to traditional building blocks,Split into 50 to 100 square meters long and narrow plane. Form 2 to 4 story building monomer. Flatten the organization of space.
First scenario space requirements for the first 30 years: Medical office space
80,000 sq ft in 4 units of 20,000 sq ft each
60,000 sq ft in 3 units of 20,000 sq ft each
Fitness/wellness/ rehab center 20,000 sq ft
Second scenario space requirements for beyond 30 years: Specialty clinical:
80,000 sq ft in 4 units of 20,000 sq ft each
20,000 sq ft
General office: 60,000 sq ft
The arch-metabolism is used to re-define the unban pattern. The main purpose is to mix various n e c e s s a r i e s , s t re n g t h e n t h e connections of neighbor areas and satisfy the future requirements. The stability and flexibility of building type are considered carefully. 6M*6M GRID
Space for different functions
connection replacement unit
Sustainability & Adaptability Based on the functional need and sturctural requirement.
Structure requirement Update and transform the structure
Integrate into large space
Integrated as a whole
Two basic units
Insert a body into the Structural connection masses
Formed a large space
Building Typology The challenge asks entries to envision an initial scenario of uses and functions, a n d a n o t h e r t h a t w i l l gradually transform this site.The second scenario is envisaged for 30 - 50 years in the future.In the second scenario, 30 â€“ 50 years in the future, these healthcare functions will have been dispersed or consolidated to other locations, and housing and other urban uses will have replaced the healthcare functions in the same urban spaces and buildings. In this transformation of uses, the building stock itself will remain largely intact, mutating incrementally and partially to accommodate the changes of use.
Housing Private clinics
Inserted into the body
and the different
2000 sq ft
Single Quarters 1000 sq ft
different housing units to meet the needs of different ability to pay
of households Community clinic Two layers 7000 sq ft
Cultural Facilities Specialty clinical Three layers 8000 sq ft
Synthesis of a small space under the feature requires a large space, into the body through different insert to give space to a specific function
Connection into th Business Into the corridor and the lounge is a Organic combination of medical
body function, body mass of each group connected
to form a
continuous commercial street space. Garden
Assisted LIving Elderly pension dwelling unit Four rooms around a courtyard and sun lounge
Family of three
Family of WELLOFF
2500 sq ft
A:3000 sq ft B:4000 sq ft
9000 sq ft
Exhibitions and Small space consolidation, open courtyard
Inserted into the function Small space combined
Inserted into the Consolidation of small bay
to the body
First floor of the commercial street
Second floor of the commercial street
Arc-Metabolism The major strategy in meeting the design challenge is to define the urban develop pattern. Buildings in this area are just like cells in organism. The building stock will keep selfreproduce and self-renewing under certain rules. What we are strongly considering is to establish metabolic pathways and make components time stable, lovable, energy effective towards space and forms. A striking feature of arch-metabolism is the similarity of the basic metabolic pathways and components between even vastly different functions. These striking similarities in metabolic pathways are likely due to their early basic stable structures and being retained because of the efficacy of each elements.
Assisted Living General Office Retail
Medical Office Space Specialty Clinical Fitness/ Wellness Center
Planning fields and establish metabolic pathways
Assisted Living General Office Retail
Medical Office Spac Specialty Clinical Fitness/ Wellness Cen
Play Zone Parking
Assisted Living/ Medical Office/ Specialty Clinical Shopping Streets Show rooms Fitness/ Wellness center Retail Museum Entertainment/ Education
Play Zone Parking MBTA Station
Strengthen the connections neighbor areas
Update and Replacement Assisted Living/ Medical Office/ Specialty Clinical Shopping Streets Show rooms Fitness/ Wellness center Retail Museum Entertainment/ Education
Play Zone Parking MBTA Station
Vertical growth and self-renewing
Medical Office Retail
Fitness Center Shopping Streets
Establish the initial urban fabric.
Building reproduce along metabolic pathways; preliminary development of public green land and athelitic grounds.
More building stocks g the metabolic pathwa development of public gre athelitic grounds.
grow along ays; further een land and
Boulevard insteads of elevated highway ; function replacement; shopping streets are established along the boulevard;fully development of public green land and athelitic grounds.
Building self-renewing and substitution; vertical growth on limited space.
DISCOVER MATERIAL The fiber study of bamboo Material installation 11/2010, 4th year Type: research/ group work Location: Guangzhou, China Role: Chief designer Contribution: Concept, model making, analysis drawing Collaborators: Yuan Liang, Wailu Chen, Junjian Zhang, Zhihao Li Key words: Bamboo, Fiber, Skin texture
An exploration of fiber texture. Records dating back more than seven thousand years talk about products made of bamboo such as arrows, paper, building materials, and books. Once thought of as the building material of the poor, bamboo is now being used more prominently in all types of architecture. The fiber study of bamboo is based on the exploration of Micro-Morphology, including the up and down tread and the relationship between the gap and the scalesof unit.
Ups and downs The up and down trend fluctuations as respiration progress. The rise of each unit is determined by the gap.
Increased gap, upward trend
Reduced gap, Downward trend
Communities are generated, and derivated the overall shape
Generate the core group, introducethe outside primary settlement
Shaped a secondary outside settlement by the logic
Trying to abstracte bamboo micro-morphology into logical aesthetic texture.
Extract morphology into four basic monomer
Extract catheter form, creating the core group
FROM 2007--2011 Modulus of the city
Internship iNgame, Shenzhen, China 07/2011-10/2011 Served as one of the key designers in concept design for Eco-City urban planning competition, which has entered next around in the competition
Academic Experience 02/2011 International Design Ideas Competition for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point PassagerTerminal Building
Design Studio Academic/ Individual work Theater Design 4th year Science Museum 3rd year
Research Programe Tender for Renovation of Architectural Building, South China University of Technology Atrium Renovation
02/2010-05/2010 Participated in the renovation of the atrium Participated in design of addition of the east exhibition hall
Protype in nature
Chinese Painting Tiger Down
11th century BC
14th century BC
This subject focus on the resettlement problem of rescue victims, especially after the initial disaster. This design mainly concerns about the access to drinking water in disaster areas. How to provide clean water to victims? How to reduce the transport costs? What can we do to maximize the uses of natural resources?
Solar energy Rainwater receiver
Screen Water faucet
Self-support water filter Diploma project of Industry design. 2010.12-2011.1 Individual work. The widespread rains in disaster area provide the source of Water filter. The filter cleans rainwater in different degree in order to meet different uses. At the same time, the use of solar panels provides energy to heat water. An external support is reduced and a lot of human consumption has been saved by way of self-support in disaster area.
Thin film solar cell Rainwater receiver The first filter
Granular activated carbon
The second filter
Microporous membrane. Used as wash water.
Drinking water Hot water Heater
Self-support water filter 65
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Architectual ECHOES Selected Portfolio 2007--2011