YUE MAO âˆŁ PORTFOLIO Bachelor of Architecture (Candidate 2016) Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China Apply for Msc. Urbanism, Delft University of Technology Photograghed by Yue Mao
Urban Design Scale
New Node Design
Rules And Theories
Photograghed by Yue Mao
[MICROEVOLUTION] - Historical Neighborhood Renovation
[ARCADE PROJECT] - Museum Design In Cultural Heritage
[FLOWING BRIDGE] - Sport Center Design
[INDEPENDENCITY] - Urban Design In Coastal Area
In my previous projects like the museum and the stadium, I often found it difficult to combine my interest in social problems with design together. So I wonder, what kind of topics in design can more directly solve these problems? Then I started my first step in urban design in Universität Stuttgart and found, the scale of urban design is a perfect entry point to take a step forward to find a proper position, as well as a step back to consider the process in detail. Later during my trip to the Netherlands, by talking to local people, I saw the positive impact of urban design on people’s life. This became my initial motivation to study urban design in the Netherlands . I learned more in my subsequent projects. In Independencity, I tried to use the rules behind urban fabric as a link between forms and identities, functions and characteristics. In my last project Microevolution, I tried to take more aspects such as timeline, intervention, finance into consideration and establish a sustainable chain. But compared to my experience in the Netherlands, the residents here have no interest in renovation. In China, more “upper class cities” are constructed, but people on the margins are constantly forgotten, so with more knowledge of policies, we designers should play a better part in uncovering their potential. This problem is universal. Now refugees have become a topic in Europe, shocking terrorist events such as Paris attack have added greater difficulty to the integration. But for the majority of immigrants, behind those negative tags lies their social and economical potential. In this field, TU Delft’s research into complex cities is in the front line, and the study into strategies and policies can deepen my understanding of practical urban issues. So as a design-oriented student, in my thesis project, I want to trace down the migration and expansion of refugees’ settlements. Their initial spatial forms, the intermediate states, the timeline and the genetic strategies will be my greatest concern. Now my horizon of design is expanded to more social aspects, on this stage, I believe a shift from architecture to urban scale is the best choice, and MSc. Urbanism program in TU Delft is definitely my top priority. I sincerely hope that I can be a member of it and start a new page of my exploration in urban issues.
“Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention” by Office Jarrik Ouburg
[MICROEVOLUTION] - Historical Neighborhood Renovation Location: Dalian, China Type: Academic & Individual work Date: May 2015 - Jul 2015, 4th year (Latest Work) Role: Designer Contribution: All Supervisor: Kiwa MATSUSHITA, email@example.com Guopeng LI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Houses in disrepair, business with tiny income, this is what’s left in Dongguan Street. This renovation must be gradually carried out with low cost and outside stimulation, thus thriving from capsule units, artists will introduce a new industry in, construction will start along the tram, the most outgoing element. This interactive timeline will gather artists and residents together and inspire a stronger force.
Strength • Street Shops And Original Living Scene
Weakness • Disrepair And Poverty
Opportunity • Famous Tram 201
Threat • Overwhelming Highrises
Commercial Center Railway Station And Square
Site Dongguan Street
[INDUSTRY CHAIN PROPOSAL] Step 1: Introduce Art Industry In Units
Performer: Artists Step 2: Local Participation
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Performer: Residents Step 4: Design For Community
Step 3: Renovation For The Local
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Step 5: Chain
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[CONSTRUCTION CHAIN AND TIMELINE] 2016 - 2020
2020 - 2023
2023 - 2030
2030 - 2033
2033 - 2040 -
New Steel Structure
[CAPSULE UNIT AND VARIANTS] Slotted Interior
Integrated Shelf 6
[VARIANTS: LINK AND EXPANSION]
[UNITS TO BLOCK] Cluster
[START FROM STREET VIEW] • Resident
• CD And Book Store • • Art School • Photography Studio
• • Display And Performance
• Antique Shop • • Community Center And Coutyard
• • Community Media Hall • • Cafe Bar
• • Handcraft Studios And Shop • Resident
• • Manufactory
[EXPANSION × TIMELINE]
Art zones and resident zones are developed alternately, each zone is spread under the impact of the former one, some blocks directly trigger the emergence of the following ones. 2016
• Art Zone 1.0 • Resident Zone 1.0 • Art Zone 2.0 • Resident Zone 2.0 • Resident Ring • Art Zone 3.0 • • • Art Zone 1.0: Entry Point And Inspiration, Expansion To Resident Zone 1.0
• • • Resident Zone 1.0: Display Of Real Life Scenario, Expansion To Art Zone 2.0
• • • Art Zone 2.0: From Street To Alleys, Expansion To Resident Zone 2.0
• • • Resident Zone 2.0: Marketplace And Dwelling, Expansion To Resident Ring
• • • Resident Ring: Completeness Of Resident Zones, Expansion To Art Zone 3.0
• • • Art Zone 3.0: Community Service Oriented, Expansion To The Surroundings
[VISION: ARTISTS Ă— THE LOCAL AND THE KEY FACILITIES] Self-made garden
Open Air Manufactory
Tram Stop And Tea Bar
[ARCADE PROJECT] - Museum Design In Cultural Heritage Location: Dalian, China Type: Academic & Individual work Date: Mar 2014 - May 2014, 3rd year Role: Designer Contribution: All Supervisor: Hui YU, email@example.com
Museum, in one way, is a facility for public use, which means the funcion is to be determined by the surroundings and practical use. In another way, as a renovation project, this building’s own glamour is also an essential part. Thus, by exploring into the form and identity of Arcade in Gothic Revival Style, I want to make a link between present and past, and lead the experience inside to a brighter and moderner vision.
[INTENTION AND PROCESS] By studying the evolution from Gothic to Gothic Revival, a trace of renovation is shown. Abstraction
[STATISTICS AND FACTS]
A glance at the current situation of museums in Dalian. Total: 38 
• Both the way and amount of day lighting changed, the interior is much brighter. • Indoor and ourdoor space exchanged, the outdoor market became the new symbol of power and autonomy.
Architectural Form Typology
Surroundings Practical Use
207 181 91 69
Open spaces have potential to be connected in a line.
Museums for free
Why don't we come?
Sprawled out parking wastes space.
Many Gothic Rivival buildings around but the most are not available.
Too many underground passages along the main street are annoying.
Rigid content and lack of interactive activities
Lack of promotion and clear information
Dull and rejecting architectural form 12
[SURROUNDINGS AND VISION]
Paint the expected ‘Urban Linear Park’ in the future, and find out which role is left for the meseum to play. Organise regular activities
Make the grass land more useful
Indoor meeting point for public activities Educational space for pupils
Hide more parking space in green
Blur the gate and open it wide
Establish cultural introduction on the square
[ROLE OF THE MUSEUM] • As a part of ‘Urban Linear Park’ . • Show its Gothic Revival architectural style and its history as an industrial institute since 1912.
Spaces are connected by arch
Iron roof truss
Gothic Rivival facade
Main axis before Main axis after Planning Exhibition Hall
Experience inside of a historic building
Open spaces in the area Intermediate indoor facilities
Phase 1: Renovation Exhibition and Archieve
Phase 2: Demolition Halls for public activities 13
[PlANS AND LIGHTING] 30000
5 6 14
1. Main Entrance 2. Exhibition Room 3. Assembly Hall
4. Experience Lab 5. Temporary Exhibition 6. Reading Corrider
Ground Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Exhibition Room & Tea Bar
Main Exhibition Hall
7. Tea Bar 8. Lounge 9. Terrace 10. Staff Room 11. Equipment Room 12. Storage 13. Meeting Room 14. Archive Room 15. Office
Temporary Exhibition Hall & Lounge
[PEDESTRIAN PATH AND STRUCTURE]
[TRANSFORMAITON] Using the basic spatial form, the arcade is transformed into more vivid forms to meet demands of the public.
Date back to origin
Change your view
Open up the past
Pedestrian paths- Exhibition Pedestrian paths- Activities
From arch to arcade
Pedestrian paths- Staff Public activity spaces Storerooms Spaces with iron truss 15
[FROM ARCADE TO MARKET]
Wanderers in the museum show how the spaces change from typical Gothic style to blurred boundary between inside and outside. Thus, like what is stated in Arcade Project, the meaning of arcade is redefined from centralization to autonomy. What a trick of the twisted perspective! Lift your head up and take a look at this holy space!
We can't wait to go upstairs to see the structures in details. And looking back at the doorway, a coming-in visitor is saying hello to me!
I take a re s t h e re darling. Join me later, will you?
The extreme perspective vanished. Now the space is not that mysterious any more.
Look mommy, let's take a break there before moving on!
This wider outer space is just like a market now. Let the children go, we sit and feel the breeze though!
Now I can't really tell whether we're inside or out!
[FLOWING BRIDGE] - Sport Center Design Location: Suzhou, China Type: Academic & Individual work Date: Mar 2015 - May 2015, 4th year Role: Designer Contribution: All Supervisor: Jingming QU, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stadium, regarded as the landmark of a city, often means huge scale and outstanding form, but as is often the case, little attention is paid to the leer space outside. Also, many are designed only for mega events, which leads to very low frequency in every day use. Thus, this time, I try to merge this mega structure into landscape, and by emphasizing on the diversity of activities it offers, each part of this stadium can play a more vivid role in people's daily life. [ACTIVITIES CHOICES AND SPACE CATEGORIES] Key Point
Size Of Space Flexibility
Huge Water Polo
• Diving Platform
• Swimming Pool
• Outdoor Playground
• Modern Stadium
• Rome Colosseum
• Community Playground
• Ski Field
• Climbing Wall
• Outdoor Playground
• Ice Rink
• Open Space Cinema
• Basketball Court
• Bridge 18
[QUOTE AND IMPROVEMENT]
Normal Stadium Statues Quote
New Sports Centre
[FORM DEVELOPMENT DIAGRAM] • Main structure resembles the outlines of hills in the nature and presents diversal angles
• Apart from the main hall, additional small volumns are emphasized and set on different hights
• Adjust the structure and add curvilineal roof above
[SECTION x ACTIVITIES WITH A BRIDGE]
‘Bridge’ acts as the main structure, as well as a way to divide the stadium into different functional parts, and provide each part under the beam with correspondent scale according to the practical activities.
First Floor And Site
Beam And Column
[PLAN x ACTIVITIES UNDER THE BRIDGES]
â€˜Bridgeâ€™ stretches gradually into the ground, cast less shadow, becomes an essential element in the site design and thus reduce unwanted negative space . Activity, architecture and landscape are elaborated in a whole.
[SITE PLAN x LANDSCAPE FLOW]
[INDEPENDENCITY] - Urban Design In Coastal Area Location: Dalian, China Type: Academic & Group work Date: May 2015 - Jul 2015, 4th year Role: Lead Designer Collaborator: Mingyao Teng Contribution: Concept, Research, Drawing, Rendering, Modeling Supervisor: Daiyun LIU, email@example.com Dehong GAO, firstname.lastname@example.org
[INTRO] A healthy urban system shows great cohenrence as well as independence. More and more cities are expanded to the edge, where there are barely any context. Yet they all have one shared goal, which is to offer as many living factors as possible and act as a healthy and independent sub-system. So I try to find out that whether there are some ‘Grand Urban Rules’ lying behind the functions, typologies, identities and their potential, and thus develope a genetic context to offer proper spaces for changing usage in subsequence. [URBAN CONTEXT] 6,690,432 in total
Passenger Terminal Accessibility
10.71% over 65
Innovative Industry Education Park Tourism Line New cities tend to have more homogenetic texture and less clear zoning, which contributes to their effeciecy and fairness.
2.63 people/ family
[DEVELOPMENT AND PROPOSAL]
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Park | Corporate Headquarters | Science & Technology | Biotechnology Research
Bu bit sine ion ss Ce Inc nt ub er at | L or s ibr ar | Offi y ce s
l Health Spas | Apartment | Regional High-Order Industries | Art Museum
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Financial Offices | Conference Centre | Apartment | Restaurants
ter | Restaurants | Retail Promenade | Cafe Bars | Souvenirs | Motels
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[HYBRIDITY IN SPACE] From prototypes to communities, hybridity and diversity of functions is intended to meet all kinds of demand. More than two main functions are offered in each area.
Education Community Gardening
Experience Lab Training Center
Open Space Gallery
Handicraft Market Bake Bar
[HYBRIDITY IN TIME] Use Density of these three main activities prove in return that diversity and hybridity can meet all the demands as well as minimize the waste of land and facilities.
Resident And Community • Evening And Weekend Highrise Offices And Commerce • Weekday And Weekend
Creative Industry And Entertainment • Weekday And Weekend SOHO And Commerce • Weekday, Evening And Weekend Commerce • Evening And Weekend
[TYPOLOGIES AND PROTOTYPES] Architectural forms are combined according to the potential of hybridity in the typologies and prototypes. This proposal is flexible, practical use can be changed over time. Flexible Mainly in Vertical
Flexible Mainly in Plane
Flexible Both in Vertical and Plane
Detailed Funtional Zonings in One Prototype
H≥100m 20m≤H≤100m H≤20m
6th Floor: Community Activities +
2nd Floor: Office and Apartment Type A: 131m²×4/ floor Type B: 97m²×4/ floor
1st Floor: Office and Workshop Type A: 200m²×2/ floor Type B: 225m²×2/ floor + 300m² Multi-function
[LANDSCAPE SYSTEM AND VISION] The system is composed by three multi-functional devices, one natural landscape and the connections in between.
[RESUME] Education • 09/2011 –
Dalian University of Technology(DUT), Dalian, Liaoning, China Bachelor of Architecture, Candidate 2016
• 09/2014 – 03/2015
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Exchange student, Städtebau Institut
Workshop & Research • 06/2015
City Swatch Scholar Workshop in association with Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo, Japan Neighborhood Renovation in Dongguan Street, Dalian, China
Entwurfspositionen / Stadt als Entwurf, Universität Stuttgart Seminar of urban design led by Prof. Dr. Matina Baum and Dr. Britta Hüttenhain
Ecological Architecture Research led by Prof. Fei GUO, Dalian University of Technology
Professional Symposium • 11/2014
50 Jahre Städtebau-Instituts Universität Stuttgart
Honour & Awards • 10/2014
Dalian University of Technology, China Learning Excellence Award - Second Prize
Dalian University of Technology, China Technological Innovation Award Community Contribution Award Social Practice Award
Extra-curricular • 04.2013
Maanshan, Anhui Province, Assessment Weekend of Raleigh China Quilified Candidate of Raleigh International Expedition
Suzhou to Jingdezhen (1100km), Cycling Club of Dalian University of Technology Member of long-distance cycling team
‘Challenge Cup’ National Undergraduate Competition of Science and Technology Excellent Student Volunteer
Drawn by Yue Mao
Chinese Mandarin (native proficiency) English (professional proficiency) German (basic proficiency)
Sketchup, Rhinoceros Autocad, Ecotect Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Acrobat Microsoft Office
Personal portfolio for application of Master Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences (specialisation Urbanism), TU Delft.