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Memory is redundant: It repeats symbols so that city can begin to exist. --Italo Calvino, Invisible City Deeply trapped in the era of consumption, architecture with complexity and contradiction is in crisis, especially in contemporary China. The more you use symbol with a gimmick, the easier it is to get public attention. In the process of performing, Chinese architecture today has lost its direction in the torrent of consumerism. Roland Barthes has pointed out in Symbolic Empire that “we are not consuming the consumer itself, but the symbolic meaning it has�. After the symbolization of architecture itself, we need to be vigilant if the meaning of its symbol becomes too shallow. Architecture should be seen as a symbolic manifesto of the materialization of social networks. Such symbols should be seen as antithesis of lightness, they can also embrace rich meanings. We should pay attention to how underlying forces such as economic, cultural and political factors were reflected in physical forms. Based on that, design, as a profound symbol, should be a strong declaration that is powerful enough to change, improve, strengthen, and bridge the network of modern society and promote social transformation. We designers should make use of the power of symbols to act as thoughtful leaders and game changers, it is our responsibility to shape the dynamic built environment towards a better resilient future, and I do believe what we are doing right now is to help policy-making and social change in the next 25 years.


CONTENTS

01 WYNWOOD LANDING New Civic Node for Transit-Oriented Future

02 ANOTHER COLLECTIVISM A New Model of Co-working and Co-living Based on the Post Collective Era

03 TRANSITION-SCAPE New TOD Mode in Urban Peripheral Area in Flux

04 LIGHT URBANISM MANIFESTO PHASE I: Cable Car Station Design Solving the Rapid Expansion of Hangzhou City on the City Scale

05 FAME AND OBSCURITY ON THE TRACKS PHASE II: Traditional Culture Museum Bridging the Urban Vacuum Belt on the Architecture Scale

06 CHANNEL AS ECONOMIC GENERATOR Resilient Waterfront Strategy in Urban Cores in Transition

07 SOFTEN BRIDGE Public Space Design Encircling Historic Bridge Solving the Isolation Among Layers

08 ANTI-UTOPIA COMMUNITY LIFE Bottom Up Installation Guiding the Spontaneous Browth of Business in Acquaintances Society

09 FIVE COURTYARDS Traditional Boutique Hotel Based on Mountain Terrain

10 INVISIBLE SURFACE Mobile Apps as a New Cognitive Method to Understand City


01 WYNWOOD LANDING New Civic Node for Transit-Oriented Future

2020 ULI Hines Student Competition Two weeks in January 2020 Location: Miami Design: Group Work with Xudong Zhu, Hua Zheng Urban Planning & Real Estate: Weiyi Cao, Patrick Braga Instructor: Alex Krieger, Stephen Gray Wynwood Landing will establish a new civic node and precedent for Miami’s transit-oriented future. The proposal better connects the socioeconomically divided neighborhoods of Edgewater, Overtown, and Wynwood Norte across the tracks. A neighborhood center in the form of a generous public space, Manatee Place, extends above the tracks, establishing the rail station as an attractor and destination rather than a divider. Manatee Place reaches out with four linear extensions, supporting neighborhood accessibility and social interaction. Development at this new commuter rail and local activity node will promote equitable development by reserving 30% of housing units as affordable. We will include community organizations to meet housing needs of veterans, seniors, LGBT seniors, homeless youth, and others who have been unfairly denied housing. To avoid artist displacement, existing businesses and studios will be considered from the start, with new studio and live-work spaces reserved for them. Although the site faces minimal stormwater and sea level rise risk, the adjacent lots face a tenuous future. We therefore propose an open space network of several resilient, spongelike parks which absorb rainwater during storms but otherwise act as unstructured playspaces. Brownfield parcels north of NE 29th St will be part of the network. These crucial landscape features extend the surrounding neighborhoods and thereby offer surrounding residents equitable access to Manatee Place. Articulating new streets and open spaces, Wynwood Landing will become a seamless, accessible, and integrated extension of Miami's urban fabric. Manatee Place will link the station to surrounding blocks and articulate a space that welcomes Miamians from all walks of life. Residents near the station will find regional access to employment alongside recreational and cultural amenities. Our plan will result in creating a canonical environment – a land-to-sea transect for future rail-oriented growth in South Florida.


SITE ANALYSIS & DESIGN STRATEGY


PARTI DIAGRAM


MASTERPLAN | Stretch to the Adjacency


TIMETIME + ACTIVITY

AXON | Programs Along Each Corridor

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PASEO OF THE ARTS

Articulating new streets and open spaces, Wynwood Landing will become a seamless, accessible, and integrated extension of Miami's urban fabric. Manatee Place will link the station to surrounding blocks and articulate a space that welcomes Miamians from all walks of life. Residents near the station will find regional access to employment alongside recreational and cultural amenities. Our plan will result in creating a canonical environment – a land-to-sea transect for future rail-oriented growth in South Florida.


RENDER EL CAMPO

The third phase is El Campo, a predominantly commercial wedge that carves a lively gathering area at the northwest node of the site. This gesture strengthens an economic connection between Wynwood Landing and Midtown.

MIRAMAR GREEN

Miramar Green offers a convenient connection from the station to existing public recreation and high-density waterfront living, connecting a large potential base of consumers, employees, and people seeking outdoor recreation.


PASEO OF THE ARTS

On its western length, the Paseo will connect the existing Wynwood arts district to the transit hub more visibly, offering live-work units, coworking, and other unique art and entrepreneurship spaces.

PASEO OF THE ARTS

We propose an open space network of several resilient, sponge-like parks which absorb rainwater during storms but otherwise act as unstructured playspaces. Brownfield parcels north of NE 29th St will be part of the network.


BIRD VIEW of SITE

TYPOLOGY + STREET | Type + Program

BUILDING TYPOLOGY | Fanancial Development


A NEW CIVIC NODE

Wynwood Landing will establish a new civic node and precedent for Miami’s transit-oriented future. The proposal better connects the socioeconomically divided neighborhoods of Edgewater, Overtown, and Wynwood Norte across the tracks. A neighborhood center in the form of a generous public space, Manatee Place, extends above the tracks, establishing the rail station as an attractor and destination rather than a divider. Manatee Place reaches out with four linear extensions, supporting neighborhood accessibility and social interaction.


FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT | Promising Future Development


02 ANOTHER COLLECTIVISM A New Model of Co-working and Co-living on the Post Collective Era

Honorable Mention in UIA-HYP CUP 2018 International Student Competition Architecture Design From February,2018 to June,2018 Location: Hubei, Wuhan Group Work with Hongjun Liu Role in Team: Conceptual Design(85%), Technical Drawings(95%) Instructor: Mei Jiang

In the past, the unit compound was a top--down collectivist house dominated by socialism political environment and collective economy in that period. It was a symbol of the Maoist era during which people gathered together because of factors of production. However, as the social mechanism changes and with the unit system proved outdated, the unit compound must constantly reform itself. A new production model for future is urgently needed. By providing a social condense of co-working & co-living, people live together based on shared interests. Previous traditional relationship between work and residence, office and housing, and between collectivism and individualism, is revised. A new model of amalgamation of production and reproduction is needed. This design project has offered such a model. The cogent symbol of this new collectivist residence can even offer a possibility for political and economic developments.


Collective Life in China

Timeline of Danwei


People's One day in Danwei in 1970

Living Place

Working Place


Characteristics of Danwei in the PAST VS. FUTURE The danwei (work unit) is the socio-political, economic and spatial models that profoundly restructured Chinese society in the Maoist era.


Typology&Space Structure from 1965-1992


Space Operation for New Collectivism


New Space Structure in 2025

New Collectivism


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01 FINAL FANTASY Interest Group A--ACG Lovers' Gathering Place This group is set for the enthusiasts of animation, games and all the new era of e-sports , as the Internet is an important mean of communication.

WORKING SPACE

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NEW COLLECTIVISM


02 URBAN FARM Interest Group B--Planters The group is aimed at urban people who are interested in planting, and try to find open land to grow edible and ornamental crops in the city.

WORKING SPACE

LIVING SPACE

COLLECTIVE SPACE

NEW COLLECTIVISM


03 THE ARENA Interest Group C--Sports Enthusiasts The group is aimed at young makers who love sports and outdoor life. They try to create more possibilities of sports for life.

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04 ART VILLAGE Interest Group D--Young Arts' Gathering Place The group is for art lovers who love art, fashion, books and movies. They will be a group of young makers who pursue the quality of life.

WORKING SPACE

LIVING SPACE

COLLECTIVE SPACE

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01 FINAL FANTACY

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Final Fantasy

Urban Farm Reduced private space and increased communal space can encourgae interactions between people with the same interests. traditional relationships between work and labor, office and housing, collective and individual are revised, and a new model of their coexistence is offered.


The Arena

Art Village The experience of this collective housing can help guarantee the avoidance of property speculations, more effective and thus less timeconsuming work within a communal environment, thus more costeffective dwellings can be accepted by government.


03 Transition-Scape New TOD Mode in Urban Peripheral Area in Flux

Elements of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design Six weeks from November 2019 to December 2019 Location: Westwood, Massachusetts Group member: Hua Zheng Instructor: Julia Watson

This project looks at the Route 128 Station in Westwood, MA, an urban peripheral area in flux. Like many suburbs in the United States, Westwood reached its peak in the 1970s and has since been in a state of stasis, albeit a relatively prosperous one in this case. Westwood is a well-connected suburb in the Boston region, located at the intersection of two major highways: the I-128, the major ring road around Boston, and the I-93, the main route southwards. It is a transit hub, with direct Amtrak connections to Boston and New York via the rapid Acela service, and MBTA commuter rail service to Boston South Station. Next door is Norwood Airport, the base of a flight school, and a hub for chartered flights to Boston. The Route 128 Station was built as one of the first park-and-ride facilities in the United States. Despite being surrounded by relatively bland parking facilities, business parks, and shopping malls, Westwood presents an attractive combination of easy commute and quiet neighborhoods for the suburbanites, resulting in its persistently high property prices. However, given the uncertain future of suburbs amidst long term demographic shifts away from the nuclear family, and broader concerns for social, economic and environmental sustainability, it would be pertinent for Westwood to explore new models of development that could widen its appeal to a wider range of people and programs. An obvious hub for this exploration is the area around the Route 128 Station, which had previously been conceived as a relatively autonomous transportation hub, disconnected from the neighboring towns, residential areas, and natural systems. Considering several issues, how can development in the suburbs facilitate senses of communities and places, in the plural, and accommodate the despecialization of programs over time?


CONCEPT | Transition-Scape We propose to take advantage of the transportation system and transform the site into a high-density high-tech campus. After retaining the existing means of transportation, we introduce a pedestrian road and bicycle system. There are seven different modes of transportation, which bring people different landscape experiences at different speeds and heights.

55 MPH Route 128 - Continuous Scape

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Private Car - Fragment Scape

Plane - Aerial Scape

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30 MPH Commuter Rail - Continuous Scape

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REGIONAL SCALE | Connectivity & Segregation

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Axon | Continuous Landscape


SPATIAL ORGANIZATION

After rerouting the rail track, high tech campus is distributed along the track, and this shuttle rail leads to the distribution campus; At the west side of our site, there are town houses responding to the suburban context; and at the South side, there is a natural pedestrian ring road connecting the campus and natural reservation. We keep the route 128 station and propose a new garage at the south end, so that the cars are parked at the two ends of the campus, which provides opportunity for people to walk and bike inside the campus, and this is the bicycle line. The three intersections of the landscape matrix and green corridors are transportation interchanges, they are railway stations combined with some programs.

NODE | Transportation Interchanges

the crossing station; it connects the main green corridor extend into the community, from the green axis, landscape and hard pavement, permeating into the campus and residential.


NODE 01 | Academic Field Station The academic field station is combined with convention center and co-work offices. Along this corridor. There are sports fields, hard pavement, landscape and plaza, also, it leads to the distribution center.

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NODE 03 | Route 128 station Route 128 station serves as the station for shuttle rail connecting the campus and the bicycle parking lots. We also introduce retails and hotels here around the plaza, for passengers to stop by and get some supplies.


MODEL

Central Green Axis

Crossing Station Node The crossing station connects the main green corridor, which extends into the community. From the green axis, landscape and hard pavement, permeating into the campus and residential. This spot is the interchange for shuttle rail, bicycle and pedestrian, also serves as community center, library and cafĂŠ. Residents and workers can come to the core intersection and share those facilities together.


DETAIL PLAN

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Crossing Station

This spot is the interchange for shuttle rail, bicycle and pedestrian, also serves as community center, library and cafĂŠ. Residents and workers can come to the core intersection and share those facilities together.


DETAIL PLAN

NODE | Academic Field Station The academic field station is combined with convention center and co-work offices. Along this corridor. There are sports fields, hard pavement, landscape and plaza, also, it leads to the distribution center.


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04 LIGHT URBANISM MANIFESTO PHASE I: Cable Car Station Design Solving the Rapid Expansion of Hangzhou City on the City Scale

Urban Design From June,2018 to September,2018 Location: Hangzhou, Zhe Jiang Group Work with Han Qi Role in Team: Conceptual Design(70%), Technical Drawings(95%) Instructor: Ting Yin Over history, the identity of Hangzhou has transformed from a traditional “Jiangnan� town into a metropolitan of E-commerce in China. City vacuum belt lies on both sides of the railroad, leading to a mismatch in texture in the two sides of the same city. The question is how the city should reposition itself to be an open and inclusive city embracing both humanity and technology. In my proposal, I have set up a light cable car line to connect the east and the west sides of the city, and multiple spots to activate the site. Therefore, the cable car station not only provides a means of public transit, but also serves as potential focal points for development of public realm. Most importantly, the spectacle of cable cars encourages consumption, accelerates the further rise of tourism, and boosts economic development, thus balancing the vacuum belt resulting from cultural and technological element.


PROBLEM | City Divided by Tracks

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SITE ANALYSIS | Sections Showing Various Context

The central urban area of Hangzhou has been expanding with time, but the railway has blocked its further development to the east. Despite the government's emphasis on developing east part recent years, there is still a vacuum belt lying on both sides of the tracks.


PROPOSAL | Cable Car Line Connecting City


STRATEGY | Choose Site and Set Spots

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The CBD site is located in Hangzhou CBD on the edge of the Qiantang River. It is gradually becoming the new center of Hangzhou.

The Olympic Center station is located on the east bank of Qiantang River, where Olympic Games will be held in 2020, to show vertical extreme sports.


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05 FAME AND OBSCURITY ON THE TRACKS PHASE II: Traditional Culture Museum Bridging the Urban Vacuum Belt on the Architecture Scale

Architecture Design From September,2018 to November,2018 Location: Hangzhou, Zhe Jiang Individual Work Instructor: Ting Yin This design is a further architectural exploration based on the cable car station project. It is located in Hangzhou's old railway station, where the urban context contradiction problem is the most prominent. The rapid development of the city driven by the economics has brought the ignorance to this area. As the old boundary of city, it is now situated in the center of Hangzhou, forming the new city vacuum area. One side is an old developed city, and another side is a new developing town. Also, in the process of pursuing development, a lot of old city memories have been lost. For example, Chinese wedding halls, bathhouses, tea houses, traditional alleys were common around the old railway station, nowadays they are gradually disappearing, replaced by office buildings and commercial streets. On the basis of this, I propose a strong cultural condenser to keep the lost city memory and show them to the locals and visitors, thus sewing the vacuum belt brought by the trail. I hope this symbol can help the public recall the wonderful but dying traditional culture, so that the vacuum belt can be reactivated.


SITE ANALYSIS

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PROBLEM | the Fading of City Memories

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FORM | Generation of Walls Through the operation the tracks, the walls are set up on the field. On the one hand, this echoes the problem of the rail blocking the city. On the other hand, by placing the function in the wall, it can attract people and connect two side of site.

1. Abstract the shape of railway tracks.

2. Offset the tracks to form the basic position of the wall.

3. Choose form according to the four traditional memory.

4. Insert a path inside to con -nerct two sides of the site.

TYPPOLOGY

Chinese Wedding Hall

Long Corridor

Bathhouse

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Teahouse

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Traditional Alley

Street and Store

Auditorium

Banquet Hall

Bathing Pool

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SECTIONS | Atmosphere of Inner Space

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Wedding Hall

SECTION B-B

Bath House

SECTION C-C

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Seismic Resistance and Noise Prevention Detail Profiled steel sheet concrete Composite floor Suspended ceiling

Double glazing Isolated subframe for window Skirting line Floor interlayer Clod proof sound insulation layer Suspended ceiling Sandwiched damping layer Sound insulating pad

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06 CHANNEL AS ECONOMIC GENERATOR Resilient Waterfront Strategy in Urban Cores in Transition

Elements of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design Six weeks from September, 2019 to October, 2019 Location: South Boston, Massachusetts Group member: Aeshna Prasad Instructor: Julia Watson

The design exercise focuses on South Boston, an urban core in transition located on the southern edge of the historic downtown. During the past decade, the area’s many underutilized tracts of land and elements of industrial infrastructure have been intensely redeveloped into one of the higher income neighborhoods in Boston. This redevelopment is anchored by luxury apartments and tech offices. The latter includes the newly relocated GE Global Headquarters and Amazon’s recently expanded hub. So far, the development has been criticized for its lack of social, programmatic, and demographic diversity, as well as for the lack of formal imagination and the absence of a distinctive and cohesive identity. While the research will encompass the broader area of South Boston and beyond, we make design proposals for the assigned site: an underutilized industrial area adjacent to the waterfront, a working container port, and a historic neighborhood. Given the housing crisis in the Boston area, we explore a program with housing as the backbone for a broader urban strategy, i.e., a mixed-use development consisting of housing and additional complementary functions, as well as public spaces. According to the sea level rising coastlines of 2025, 2050, and 2075, we can find that the land is gradually submerged, and the coastline is becoming more and more tortuous. From this we think that we can respect the laws of nature and return part of the land to the ocean, while at the same time we can also take advantage of the gradual "growth" of the coastline and the rich material resources of the channel, so that the "Channel as Economics Generator". Also, we can make use of the tortuous coastline shaped by sea level rise and marine resources to stimulate the development of local industries, thus create a thickened waterfront space. So that the site changes elastically over time and adjusts itself continuously to achieve a resilient and dynamic balance.


SITE ANALYSIS

STRAGTEY | Channel as Economic Generator

we can make use of the tortuous coastline shaped by sea level rise and marine reso over time and adjusts itself continuously to achieve a resilient and dynamic balance.

DYNAMIC WATERFRONT

the land is gradually submerged, and the coastline is becoming more and more tortu


ources to stimulate the development of local industries, thus create a thickened waterfront space. So that the site changes elastically

uous. we can take advantage of the gradual "growth" of the coastline and the rich material resources of the channel.


HOUSING TYPOLOGY

Modular Temporal Housing Typology

Terrace Stilted Waterfront Housing


Closed Courtyard Podium Housing

Open Courtyard Affordable Housing


DETAIL PLAN


COLLAGE 01

COLLAGE 02


AXON | Temporality of the "Thickened" Waterfront Space

MODEL | Flexibility, Resilience and Dynamic


Temporality of the "Thickened" Waterfront Space In order to illustrate the relationship between sea level rise and the dynamic development of coastal industries, I present the temporality through the zero-degree axon. When the sea level rises as time goes by, take the fishing village as an example, the sea would swallowed the ground, and the fishing village can be raised accordingly and built on top of the water, and there will be more places for mooring fishing boats. Also, taking advantage of the channel, the fishing industry can gradually rise. It is the same for salt marshes, the rising water allows the expansion of salt march; Apart from that, in front of the Edison Power Plant, the wetlands are gradually expanding. Years later, a large wetland landscape will form, with pop-up containers scattered to accommodate public activities.

MODEL | Coastlines of 2025, 2050, and 2075

we can respect the laws of nature and return part of the land to the ocean, while at the same time we can also take advantage of the gradual "growth" of the coastline and the rich material resources of the channel, so that the "Channel as Economics Generator".


07 SOFTEN BRIDGE Public Space Design Encircling Historic Bridge Solving the Isolation Among Layers

Architecture Design From October,2017 to December,2017 Location: Hubei, Wuhan Individual Work Instructor: Mei Jiang

As the “First Bridge of the Yangtze River”, the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is an iconic historic architecture and is often used as a symbol for reviewing the history of individuals and groups. It embodies the essence of infrastructure—the contemporary infrastructure actively intervenes in modern life and transforms itself into new public space; The mechanical features of infrastructure have begun to get soften and started to get rid of the cold, hidden image. After considering the dimensions of the institutional infrastructure, like customs and rituals, infrastructure has become a key element, influencing spirit and emotions in social life. I propose a complementary spectrum of events, which would be exploited to the maximum the location, to create a 24-hour "peak" composed of a mosaic of heterogeneous 21st century life around this old soften infrastructure.


The RELATIONSHIP of Brigde and River City--Wuhan

Wuhan is known as river city, the memory components of the bridges are also very complex, with both the small emotional part of the individual and the large emotional part of the country. In contemporary times, it is often used as a symbol to review the past history of individuals and groups, carrying people's retrospection of an era. (Drawing cooperated with Jinni Chen, Xiangyu Zhang, Liwei Shen)


SITE CONTEXT and PROBLEMS | Isolation among different height layers

STRATEGY | Soften Infrastructure Into a Symbol


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Three boxes contain different functions and event. Also, the public's activity would change as the time, seasons and festivals change. All of these form a vibrant watefront public space adhered to the bridge.


SOFTEN INFRA

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08 ANTI-UTOPIA COMMUNITY LIFE Bottom Up Installation Guiding the Spontaneous Browth of Business in Acquaintances Society

Silver Award The Academic Year Award for the Human Settlement Environment Design in China Architecture Design From February,2017 to May,2017 Location: Hubei, Wuhan Research: Group Work with He Su, Yinhui Chen, Yu Mi Design: Individual Work Instructor: Lei Peng The utopian thought has had an important influence on architecture and urban planning theory. However, it has over-proclaimed "Micawberism" and made the city develop according to planners' top-down vision, but ignores the influence of objective factors and makes it difficult for urban developers to apply it to the real life. So it is necessary to solve urban problems bottom up from the perspective of anti-utopia, and establish a micro-renovation system based on the development rules of the city itself. I focus on the two characteristics of antiutopian community--the unique acquaintance society and a spontaneous form of business, and thus form the anti-utopian community conception to guide the informal commercial network. Accordingly, public activities can be activated and acquaintance society would be bridged. I hope eventually this community will become a link in the social system, which can satisfy the demands of the city self-sufficiently, so that the dignity of individuals, communities and cities can be realized one day.


TIMELINE | Development of the Community

Management was in lack, business emerged.

Qifa is an open community with determinant layout.

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A perfect business line formed, but disorganized.

New community is single function, without public life.

CHARACTERISTICS of Commercial Form By contrasting the Pros & Cons of the commercial form, we find that the vibrant commercial street has shown some advantages worth learning, while they are in chaos nowadays because of lacking in management.

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STRATEGY | Recreate a Network The network can help guide the free growth of informal commercial activities, thereby stimulating public social activities and bridging acquaintance society. It means that people have a personal relationship with each other, through which they are connected to form a network of relationships. --Xiaotong Fei, Earthbound China

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LINE A--Main Street Restaurants are spread on the main street. By using this foldable installation, time-sharing can be achieved, and order can be brought to community.

Fully collapsible

Half open

Fully open

Optional module As the time goes by in one day, this installation can be opened and folded to adapt to different situation, the space on the street can be made full use of, leading to a vibrant street life.

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LINE B--Minor Street Stores occupy the frontyard of the residential buildings. This device can provide space for both public activity and business activity.

Fully collapsible

Half open

Fully open

Optional module Multiple activites can take place around this device, not only ommercial activites, but also plentiful public life.

Planting

Many People Eat

Storage

Two People Eat

Rest

One People Eat

Mobile Booth

Stand Eating

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09 FIVE COURTYARDS Traditional Boutique Hotel Based on Mountain Terrain

HUST Graduation Thesis Project From February 2019 to June 2019 Location: Enshi, Hubei Individual Work Instructor: baofeng Li

Considering complex topography, the building should give reasonable layout and design according to the mountain topography and put forward appropriate structure to fully solve the limitation given by the terrain, so that make good use of the characteristics brought by the site. In addition, we should not be limited to the architectural design itself, but to do a good job in the integration of architecture, urban planning, landscape. From planning to interior design, the overall design should be fully completed, and we should not only fully consider the regional and contemporary use of architecture, but also consider the future adaptation for resilient environment. During the process of studying and doing research, the following rules can be summarized: Firstly, understand the traditional Tujia settlements, focusing on commercial streets and residential communities. As growth-type settlements, their texture and structure grow naturally; Secondly, learn the influence of different terrains on the building, and understand how mountain buildings and terrain affect each other; Thirdly, find the prototype, which is the abstract core of the Tujia settlement, and find the element that can best represents the spiritual core of the Tujia culture; Last but not the least, understand the structure of settlement buildings, and how Tujia buildings adapt to the terrain for structural selection and construction implementation.


LOCATION | Tranditional & Regional

Located in Enshi, Hubei Province, China, the site is faced with the challenge of characteristic mountain terrain topography. The single with the mountain terrain, and each courtyard is closely integrated with the terrain, so that the building can be integrated with the en concept adapted to the mountain.

TYPOLOGY | Imagery & Figure+Ground

Tribute Tea

Distant Mountain

Ancient Tree

Fire Pond

Figure + Ground

Figure + Ground

Figure + Ground

Figure + Ground


SITE | Mass & Topography

building should coexist harmoniously nvironment, fully reflecting the design

As a traditional boutique hotel, the form of the building refers to the morphological inspiration obtained during the investigation of Pengjiazhai. Presenting a "comb shape", the hotel can form a scattered and rich facade language, thus can form characteristic courtyards.

LANDSCAPE | In Between Bridge

Figure + Ground


GROUND FLOOR PLAN


1. Lobby 2. Bridge House 3. Fire Pond House 4. Ancient Tree House 5. Distant Mountains House 6. Tribute Tea House 7. Parking Lot 8. Commercial Street 9. Entrance Plaza


FIRST & SECOND FLOOR PLAN

The interior decoration and exterior facade of the building should echo each other. The interior design of architecture should ai regional and local culture, from space to material, from color to line, and integrate details into the space. The selection of materials sho full account of local regional characteristics and context

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MODEL | The Unity and Unit For the unity design, all five courtyards show different characteristics and traditional elements from courtyards, unit typology to landscape, where all elements are conhensive.

Site Model | Five Courtyards

Unit Model | Boutique Suite in Bridge House


RENDER | Five Courtyards and In Between Space

BRIDGE HOUSE | the Water Couryard Under Large Eaves

TRIBUTE TEA HOUSE | the Couryard Surrounded by Building


IN BETWEEN LANDSCAPE | the " Gray " Space Under the Expansion of Eaves

ANCIENT TREE HOUSE | the Couryard around Corner of the Eaves


INVISIBLE SURFACE FROM

10 Invisible Surface Mobile Apps as a New Cognitive Method to Understand City

Group Work with Jiaqi Han, Peifeng Cheng Instructor: Mark D. Heller

INFORMATION EXPLOSION ERA

With the population of new technolog APPs, people are making use of digita

From the invention of paper and ink to the high-tech personal devices such as smart phones and personal computers, people nowadays can receive more information.

INVISIBLE SURFACE FROM MOBILE APPS

Technologies bring us layers of information for living, eating, playing, commuting, which guides us to make use of urban space and helps us redefine the city. By overlapping the information flow from layers of APPs, we can find the place where people get more information exposure, thus we can get the new invisible surface from the city.

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e of modern technology is generated and how city, we evaluate the internet and technology hree typical areas to analyze. They are the y and the Seaport.

Hotspots of the Greenway: Cluster Definition of Digital Value: Places with high exposure to internet media have high digital value, because it reflects their commercial potential.

Hotspots of the Back Bay: Expand Business area with highest exposure to mobile apps, is expanding to residential area. Some personal properties block the expansion of information flow.

Hotspots of the Seaport: Transform Media exposure of places is highly related to their publicity and accessibility. They are also distributed around areas with high land value.


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YUJIN CAO Mobile: + 1 8572105637 / Email: yujincao@gsd.harvard.edu

[EDUCATION] 09/2019-06/2021 09/2014-06/2019 07/2017-08/2017 08/2017

Master of Architecture in Urban Design 21’ Graduate School of Design, Harvard University Bachelor of Architecture, GPA: 3.97/4.0 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China Summer Program: DISC*[Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities] UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, USA Summer Program: Collective Forms in China AA School of Architecture Visiting Programme, Wuhan, China

[AWARD] 09/2018 10/2017 09/2017, 2016, 2015 10/2014

National Endeavor Scholarship HUST A-level Student Scholarship National Scholarship, in Recognition of Academic Excellence--No.1 in the grade HUST Freshmen Scholarship

[COMPETITION] 11/2018 10/2018 10/2018 12/2017 11/2017 12/2016

The Third Prize; Team Work: Co-Working & Co-Living The 15th Cube New Architecture Talents Award Renewal and Remodel-Bronze Award; Team Work: Crazy Makers' City The 16th 2018 Asian Design Award Honorable Mention; Team Work: Another Collectivism UIA-HYP CUP 2018 International Student Competition in Architecture Design Honorable Mention; Team Work: Crazy Makers' City 2017 “Tianhua” ART&TECH National College Students’ Arch Design Competition Silver Award; Team Work: Dystopia Community Life The Academic Year Award for the Human Settlement Environment Design in China Honorable Mention; Team Work: Interstitial 2016 “Lianchuang” ART&TECH National College Students’ Arch Design Competition

[PUBLICATION] 06/2019

“Huazhong Architecture”, From Dystopia to Urban Micro-renewal Advisor: Lei Peng; Co-Authors: Yinhui Chen, Lei Peng, Yu Mi

[ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE] 07/2018 05/2017-05/2018 07/2016-08/2016 07/2015

The First College Student Construction Festival in HUST College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program Team Leader: Drying Device Suitable for the Hot and Humid Climate Archiworld Tour-Architecture Travel and Learn Camp in Germany and Netherlands Architecture & Public Welfare Innovation Program-The Flying Box, CYDF

[SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT] 02/2016-07/2016 09/2014-06/2016 09/2014-06/2016 02/2016

Jewelry Designer, Meta Cooperation Design Lab Project Leader, Student International Communication Association Leader of the Competition Department, A+U Base, HUST Most Engaging Award, Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp 2016, NUS

[OTHER] SOFTWARE LANGUAGE

Rhino, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, V-ray, CAD, ArcGIS, AE, PR Chinese Native, English Fluent (TOEFL: 104)

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