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YI YUAN

yuanyi28@gmail.com


CONTENTS Academic & Professional

Identity Recurrence | Submarine City

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Professional Atlas | Practice Map

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Tamed Zebra | Planar Ribbed Morphologies

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Walking Garden High-rise | Administration Office

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Housing Matters | Downtown Re-Imaging

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Lighting in Section | North China Electric Power Grid

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Pocket Community | Transit Oriented Development

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Generic Unit | Coorparative Office Building

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Cavernous Artifact | Cecullar Automata

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Massing and Construction | Shangri-La Hotel Layout

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Running Rabbit | Alternative Optimization

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Street Face | Maillen Hotel & Apartment

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Theater in Garden | Topology Simulation

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Exhibition at Wind, Water, Work Field | Urban Renewal

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Foldback Space | Architecture Repurpose

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Smile Pavilion | Interactive Installation

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Leaf In The Grid | Earth Sheltered Space

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Winter Garden | Urban Revival

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Identity Recurrence | Submarine City Urban & Architecture Design, Shanghai Thesis, 2014 Advisor: Claire Zimmerman, McLain Clutter

The evolution of society turns out to be more or less the process of periodization - repetition occurs here and there economically, politically or culturally . While architecture as the object bearing resultant forces of all the evolved roles, this project doesn’t looks at the architecture as a space holder or a physical component of society; instead it moves beyond and acts as a medium to strip off the layers of the urban environment, to represent the process of the architecture periodization with the invisible, the reconstructible, the observable. It has been long for Chinese searching the form that belongs to its peculiar culture. Culture here refers to a certain phycological mode is formed by the past accumulative life and is ever evolving along with the ongoing specific lifestyle. While architecture activities in Chinese history of Modern Architecture was started with import of colonization, deviated by political hegemony, and then overflowed by western Modernism, Chinese culture in architecture gets hijacked. This is especially true for Shanghai. None of the form is able to represent the emancipated culture or the peculiar culture in the past. Since this

question relates the phycological mode of the majority of people, then it breaks down and claims: for any exotic, ahistorical places of globalization such as Shanghai, there is not any specific identity inherited from the history. However, if there is any conceiving in somewhere, it must be there where possess the most conflicts and what we could do is only to observe and to precipitate. This project is an experimental urban interpretation of nuance on individual identity. Introduced with “trojan horse“ strategy, a casino-market as a third place is invested at downtown Shanghai. It takes advantage of the open policy from the establishment of “Free Trade Zone“ in 2013. The personal identity is scrutinized through revelry or contemplation in this third place. This project remixes local and global visitors and aims to project the nuance of identity onto audiences by manipulating i.e. filtering, reflecting, disseminating, fragmentizing or blocking the urban image from both sides of Huangpu river. This remixing of urban image is meant to interrogate the role of urban image in the creation of Chinese local identity.

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Submarine City as Periscopic Medium

Trojan Horse Stratety 2


Collapse of Geographic Space

Remix of Chronological Image 3


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Heterotopia that Links City Infrastructure

Casino Nested in Market

City Image of The Bund 4


Trace and Redirect Image Route

Single Cell in the Aggregation

Simulation of Image Effect

Interior City Fantasy 5


Photograph Spot Corridor on 2nd Floor

Lower Aperture for View

Concrete Block

Lamp Pole

Pathway from the Hallway to the Lobby

Sofa

above: 2nd Floor Plan

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Tamed Zebra | Planar Ribbed Morphologies Installation & Material Design, Ann Arbor Collaborator: Pandush Gaqi Academic Work, 2013 Instructor: Sean Ahlquist, Jane Scott (School of Design - University of Leeds)

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below: Simulation in Processing This project takes a deep research into the behavior of materials - knitted textiles and glass-fibre reinforced rods as spatial operators, designing methods of simulation and fabrication to form material structures with specific performative qualities. In particular, the research scope of this ultra light-weight, prestressed and elastic structure encompasses formfinding, fabrication logics, systematic performance, sensing and communication. Later after this studio, the project gets further developed with multiple equilibrium in the Research Through Making exhibition that is held by A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. 6


(A) constant 5/8” width of all black bands (B) constant 5/8” width of all white bands (C) varying width of white bands towards right edge, starting at 5/8” on left (D) constant 1/8” width of white bands MIRROR LINE

Full bed length (~50”) ~25”

~10”

(~17.5”(15”x115%)

~15”

Full bed width x 230%(~115”)

(A) (B)

(A) (C) (A) (D)

PIECE I

PIECE II

Discription of the Fabric Manufacturing

Detail of Showing Fabric Variation

MEMBRANE ADJUSTMENT & DESIGN

MEMBRANE ADJUSTMENT & DESIGN

Membrane Adjustment & Design

Detail of Dropping Stitch on Fabric

New Iteration Model in Research Throuth Making Exhibition (courtesy of Sean Ahlquist) 7


STADIUM

STRUCTURE / SURFACE PARKING Current Condition

current urban/suburban condition

STADIUM

SOCIAL HOUSING SURFACE ACTIVITY PARKING

Proposed Condition

proposed urban downtown condition

Activity Frequency Analysis

Various Public Hub Service in Housing

Stadium

Housing Matters | Downtown Re-Imaging Urban & Architecture Design, Detroit Collaborator: Alexander Krug, Gregory Horen Academic Work, 2013 Instructor: Nahyun Hwang, Joel Schmidt

This project aims to activate the regenerated downtown area as it rethinks the role of Detroit’s mass housing development. This package locates next to the Woodward Avenue and next to a subway station which is part of the city planning in next a few years. Taking the ongoing stadium proposal into consideration, we suggest a new development model for real estate to participate into this city revival movement.

Mix-use Mode of Housing around the Stadium 8


Gymnasium

Proposed Metra Station

High-rise Office / Apartment

Yacht Club

Apartment

Apartment

Clark & 15th St

Apartment / S.R.O

Market Rate Apartment

Bio-gas Factory

Town House

Town House

Roosevelt Road as the main east-west city artery brings the most circulations to the site. Instead of opening up to the eastern gated neighborhood, it slopes up to connect the elevated Roosevelt to engage into the prosperous urban life. By doing this and introducing the sustainable techniques such as turbine and Trombe Wall, it creates a continuous and diverse walking experience from urban environment to an architecture interior scale.

Landscape Restaurant

Community Center

Hotel / Apartment

Apartment

Community Farm & Management

Apartment

Landscape Restaurant

High-rise Hotel / Apartment

High-rise Office with turbine on the roof

Biking Station

Apartment / Aged Community

The 57.8-acre brownfield besides Union Station in Chicago was used to serving the surrounding industrial production. However in this post-urban area, TOD/LiveWorkPlay was taken as the main strategy to focus on a new Transit Oriented Development of mixed-use, mixed-income and mixed-demographics that utilizes a large brownfield railroad site ripe for development on the Chicago River.

Urban & Architecture Design, Chicago Group Work: with other 10 collaborators Academic Work, 2013 Instructor: Professor Douglas Kelbaugh

Live-Work

Pocket Community | Transit Oriented Development

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W 15th St

W Riverview St

W Burnham St

W 14TH St

W Franklin St

W Obama Way

Activity Atrium

Continuous Walking Experience

S Welle St

W 13th St

Trombe Wall Stairs

S Eleanor Blvd

W 12th St

S LaSalle St

W Roosevelt Rd

Artist Studio

Infrastructure of Streetscape N

Market Rate Apartment 9


constructions and spatializations of cellular automata over time / lyndsey stough, yi yuan & samuel xu

Cavernous Artifact | Cecullar Automata Processing, Ann Arbor Collaborator: Lyndsey stough, Ssamuel Xu Academic Work, 2013 Instructor: Farzin Lotfi-Jam

This project is an exploration in form finding for the interactive relationship between algorithmic computation and perceptional space. It is also an exploration based a natural form and artificial result. It is based on a calculation of Cellular Automata in Processing. The final output is only controlled by the first generation at the bottom layer and the following upper layer is generated through the rule which is defined in the very beginning.

coenothecalia

constructions and spatializations of cellular automata over time / lyndsey stough, yi yuan & samuel xu

Cell States cell states

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loneliness: state 1 + < 2 neighbors overpopulation: state 1 + > 2 neighbors birth: state 0 + 2 neighbors

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constructions constructions and constructions spatializations and spatializations andofspatializations cellular of cellular automata of automata cellular over timeover automata / lyndsey time over / stough, lyndsey time /yi stough, lyndsey yuan &yistough, samuel yuan &xu yi samuel yuan xu & samuel xu

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coenothecalia coenothecalia coenothecalia

dying living

birth probability 10% multiple obstructions

birth probability birth 10% probability birth10% probability 10% multiple obstructions multiple obstructions multiple obstructions

birth

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birth probability 10% no obstructions

birth probability birth 10% probability birth10% probability 10% no obstructions no obstructions no obstructions

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birth probability 50% multiple obstructions birth probability birth 50% probability birth50% probability 50% multiple obstructions multiple obstructions multiple obstructions

birth probability 50% no obstructions birth probability birth 50% probability birth50% probability 50% no obstructions no obstructions no obstructions

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birth probability 100% multiple obstructions

birth probability birth 100% probability birth100% probability 100% multiple obstructions multiple obstructions multiple obstructions

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birth probability 100% no obstructions

birth probability birth 100% probability birth100% probability 100% no obstructions no obstructions no obstructions

Iterations with Different Rules

Cavernous Artifact 10


Running Rabbit | Alternative Optimization

Theater in Garden | Topology Simulation

Python Workshop, Ann Arbor Collaborator: Xiang Liu Academic Work, 2013 Instructor: Ezio Blasetti

Catia / Digital Project, Ann Arbor Academic Work, 2013 Instructor: Karl Daubman

This workshop explores the way to simulate the alternative paths for one object to chase the target along a constrained framework. This script could be harnessed as a method to analyze the flows in certain urban as well as architectural cenarios.

The experimental garden was generated by the rule of topology from Chinese traditional garden - the relationship of seeing and to be seen between pavilions and fragmentized images above the water. Varying sceneries with changing view-points is aiming to discuss the image specificity in the data scape in our era.

Traditional Garden

1. Set a Rabbit on the surface frame and a Carrot out of the surface .

Topological Structure

2. Set the number of steps and the space between each step that the Rabbit could run towards the Carrot, execute. Prototype of Pavilion

Varying Sceneries with Changing View-points

Experimental Garden

3. Morphological optimization based on all the possible running paths.

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Exhibition at Wind, Water, Work Field | Urban Renewal Historical site perservation & renewal at Jiangnan boatyard for EXPO 2010, Shanghai Collaborator: Yao Xinyue, Jiang Tian, Jin He, Li Bangjian Instructor: Professor Wang Jianguo, Professor Gong Kai, Professor Zhong Dekun Exellent Work Prize, "Revit" Cup National Graduation Design Competition, 2008

Urban life in Shanghai drives people away from nature. A waterfront site besides the Huangpu River offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy nature again. The wind, water and the gigantic remains constitute the most impressive and characteristic elements on the site. This site was once a totally closed block and any outside visit was forbidden. However, at the request of EXPO, the Shipyard agreed with a relocation out from the city center. Considering with the existing elements such as empty shell of shipyard, abandoned constructions, we introduce both wind and water as two active elements to intervene between visitors and existing environment. By introducing multilayer influences of various factors in this project, we strive to make the whole site unique, more accessible, and finally closer to nature.

Site & Work Field 12


Before: Empty Shell

After: Inserting Boxes

Inside: Automobile Museum

Fold-back Space | Architecture Repurpose Historical site perservation & renewal at Jiangnan boatyard for EXPO 2010, Shanghai Collaborator: Li Bangjian Instructor: Professor Wang Jianguo, Professor Gong Kai, Professor Zhong Dekun Exellent Work Prize, "Revit" Cup National Graduation Design Competition, 2008

The unparalleled huge(850’x215’x108’) but empty shell of the boat yard constitutes the most noble object for exhibition in this museum. The space itself goes beyond the touch of human body and thus visional experience accompanied with physical movement become the most intelligent way to wander around in this museum. Base on studies of individual visitor's experience of sight, entering from one end of the space, a mirror has been positioned at the other end of the building, in order to introduce as well as to stimulate the immense space after a turning around. After laying a delicate route under the roof, a core passage in the middle and a big slope by the side are formed as a loop and negotiate with each other. Chambers in the core and terraces besides the slope are exhibiting the industrial products in various scales. A continuous and exotic experience is expected in this fold-back space.

Sight Tracing In Plan And Section

Sight Tracing In Model 13


THE SPACE MIRROR

Turning Point at the Space Mirror

ROOF PERSERVATION

CURTAIN WALL ROOF REMOVAL THE SPACE MIRROR

Roof

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INDOOR EXHIBITION HALL 3 WIND VALLEY

INDOOR EXHIBITION HALL 2 WIND TOWER

INDOOR EXHIBITION HALL 1 THE SPACE MIRROR

Core Passage

OUTDOOR EXHIBITION 1 STORAGE

THE BIG SLOPE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION 2 COMMERNCE

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OUTDOOR EXHIBITION 3

5 Big Slope

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A celebration plaza from the urban design locates at the western entrance of this building. The Space Mirror stands at the far end of it. Starting from the core passage, the space journey begins. Approaching to the end of the core passage is also the turning point of the whole space. When visitors arrive there, the climax is achieved while the Space Mirror indicates an illusive space will emerge in the back.

Empty Shell

Sequence of Space

After Infill with Exhibition Spaces

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Smile Pavilion | Interactive Installation Installation Design, Shanghai Professional Work, 2010 Second Prize, Pavilion Design Competition, 2010

Thousands of five-square-meter pavilions would be laid all over the metropolis and its neighborhoods during the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. They offer necessary shelters to EXPO volunteers for inquiring and exhibiting. More than a static or dull configuration only for its functions, I wonder whether it could contribute to the whole atmosphere for the EXPO festival. Inspired by Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Marcel Duchamp, I found a way to express successive behaviors as a smiling image by an installation rather than a series of static strokes on a drawing.

Originnal Work

Body Recognizable & Locomotive

Smile Pavilion 15


Leaf In The Grid Earth sheltered architecture design, Nanjing Academic work, 2007 Instructor: Professor Zhou Qi

Winter Garden "Hines" Real Estate Competition, Minneapolis Collaborator: Mandy, Wenzhong, Lily, Pei Liu Competition, 2013

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Office Hotel Residential Religious

2012.07

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Shanghai Weihai .04

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2012.01

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5 3 3 3 3 2

Public-Rent-House Planning

Coastal Urban Planning

Venis Hotel

the Three Gorges Hotel .09

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Zhuhai Wuhan

Yichang .08

Shangri-la Hotel

Changchun Zhoushan

Lasa .07

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Liudingshan Buddhist Temple

Hotel: Office: Urban Design: Religious: Residential: School:

Shangri-la Hotel

From internship in URBANUS Shenzhen to Working in East China Architecture Design Institute(ECADI) in Shanghai, I have experienced dozens of projects due to the booming economy in China. From feasibility study report, different drawing phases to on-site construction service, I have touched all different aspects as buildings come into being. Raised up and practised in local China for years, now I am looking forward to an international opportunity to rethink what my local experience could contribute to global market and how to extend my work spectrum on my professional trajectory.

Waterfront Ecological community (Hotel, Townhouse, Club)

Nanshan College for Elderly

PROJECTS:

Shanghai Longkou .03

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2010.01

.11

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.07

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Xianning Qingdao Weihai Shanghai

Longkou .04

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Chongming Hotel Planning for Chu Island Linghai Hotel Office building for China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group

Longkou marine management center

Nanshan Buddha Hall North China Electric Power Grid Research Institute Office building for Shanghai Railway Administration 2009.01

.11

.12

.10

.09

2008.08

Pune, India 2007.01

.11

.12

.10

Nanshan Residential for Aged

Blue Ridge (Middle school, Highrise Apartment Hotel, Office, Shopping Mall)

Vanke Yingguanshan Housing

Maillen Hotel & Apartment 2006.09

Shenzhen Shenzhen

Shanghai Beijing Longkou Longkou

Professional Atlas

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幕墙节点

幕墙节点

幕墙节点

防火封堵节点

Walking Garden High-rise | Administration Office Professional | Shanghai, China | 2009-2011 (under construction) Director: Jin Xu | Collaborator: Yuan Xue Role: designer in schematic design, design development & construction documents

As a strategy to deal with the strip land area in downtown, the building is carefully positioned at deep behind the narrow entrance. It keep the office away from the noise of elevated road and a walking-friendly environment is achieved by introducing a sloping garden to the main hall.

墙身剖面

楼梯的幕墙竖向节点

Section Drawing 18


In the phase of Construction Document, the layout of Civil air-defense construction brings about a lot of repositions of the mechanical facilities. As requested by the client, we as architects need to deal with ambitious parking lots in such as a cramped basement. Finally we archived the goal by adopting partial mechanical parking system, expanding part of the space into the -2F and moving the cistern room onto the roof.

Civic Air-defense Construction

Non Civic Air-defense Construction

Typical Plan

-2F Plan

Basement Plan 19


Study of Lighting in Section

Lighting in Section | North China Electric Power Grid Professional | Beijing, China | 2009 (Completed) Director: Jin Xu | Collaborator: Yu Shu, Yuan Xue, Wei Song Role: design assistant of Library in schematic design, design development & construction documents

This project requires the most demanding schedule --- only a half year was left to us to finish all the construction documents from the time we won the bid. Under a strict construction management, an uniform section was carefully studied and applied to the main buildings.

Interior Lighting

Exterior Profile 20


Composition of Function and Curtain Wall

Open to the Landscape

Active Corridor and Generic Office | Coorparative Office Building Professional | Xianning, China | 2010 Role: designer in schematic design

As a typical office building for two cooperative companies in a small city, more humanized spaces are studied as a way to activate the public area in everyday use. Meanwhile generic office units offer the flexibility for those two companies in future collaboration and the layout of the building is also carefully studied in order to realize the communication between people and nature.

Interior Space Study 21


Ground Floor Plan

Massing and Construction | Shangri-La Hotel Layout Professional | Tibet, China | 2010-2013 (under construction) Director: Jin Xu | Collaborator: Lei Xu, Yuan Xue, Wei Song Role: designer in design development & construction documents

This luxury hotel has 289 rooms and locates at downtown of Tibet, which is 1.5 Kilometers away from the great place of interest - the Potala Palace. The challenging is how to organize the complex functions in this narrow but deep pocket-like site, and how to depress the height of the building mass to keep the skyline around the Potala Palace as clean as possible. Accordingly, we level up the entrance to the third floor by introducing a ramp with landscape while bringing the flow inside of the site, and a vertical duct system is adopted with most of the mechanical rooms berried underground in order to minimize the height of the floor. 22


Unfolding Elevation Drawings

Street Face | Maillen Hotel & Apartment Professional | Shenzhen, China | 2006-2007 (completed) Director: Yan Meng, Yin Zheng, Zhiyi Huang Role: design assistant in elevation design of design development

Locating in the half height of a hill, this project seeks a new way in serving customers from worldwide. The delicate layout derived from a traditional Chinese garden. Elevation study mainly focuses on the different atmosphere from the courtyard and the street. 23


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