Portfolio Zhaoliang Ge
Applying for Sam Fox School MArch 2 WUSTL
PROLOGUE Cultural - Regional - Artificial ChongQing City likes a color box which contains variety of types of culture and distinctive topography and kinds of architecture. My projects are all located in ChongQing, so that I can spend a lot of time experiencing the site. I believe that the concept of one design is closely tied to the place and to the designer's mind that stimulated by the information they got from the site and their memories. Thus, our responsibility is to dig it out and transform them into architectural language. By analogy to my experiments in drawings, my exploration in architecture is the process of observing and rethinking phenomenon, seeking the possibility of new places. In this portfolio, I selected five projects which focus on five different aspects: culture, structure, region, city and landscape which are represented by five colors - red, blue, yellow, black and green. Exploration on Architecture The way how we experience and perceive space is my major concern in architecture rethinking. THE REINVENTIONAL PROTOTYPE is dealing with the dilemma of an ancient town. It started with the villagerâ€™s desire to develop economy by the Internet. CITY LINK redefined Chinese way of planning. According to the basic activities that may happen in a house, I evaluated the Chinese industrial district and re-designed them into landscape products which provide various possibilities to humane settlement and working environment. Emotional expression of the matter, as well as the tectonic, is also an aspect of place-making. ART WORK, ART HOME aimed at the feeling and reaction of a residence, in order to humanize the working condition into open communities. It re-interpreted an old factory into an active art studio for the newcomers and original citizens. I also look into the methods of constructing places for certain people. RUNNING BRIDGE is a stadium design for local people. It managed to make a place humble to the Nature and friendly to the People. The idea and detail design was based on rethinking spatial characters of the local settlements and worship places, and re-interpreting symbols in typical sports buildings. VERTICAL VILLAGE explored the fields influenced by the existed and their continuous memory. In the memorial culture, I created a new hometown for the residents in downtown in modern architecture language. The remained ancient buildings were attractors of the new terrains and communities were organized by high-rise. Exploration on Computer Graphics In order to obtain a better understanding of the connection between people and place, I turned into the area of the art of CG, an area where I believe more initiative expressions on this topic can be discussed. Digital drawing such as rendering and 3D model perspective can catch scenes and record the basic information of the background settings. It can also figure the structure of relationship, which is not concrete but abstract. By observing typical phenomenon and thinking the relationship formation as well as the internal motivation, I made digital renderings to interpret the complex appearances in each work.
Guanyinqiao Commercial Circle
Jiefangbei Commercial Circle
Design Site City Function Site Connection City Connection District Center
TABLE OF CONTENTS REINVENTIONAL PROTOTYPE Activation in old town with Internet logistics service
VERTICAL VILLAGE Creative multiple skyscraper
ART WORK, ART HOME Reconstruction: improvement of residence for artists
CITY LINK Renaissance of railway track
RUNNING BRIDGE Medium gymnastic for public
REINVENTIONAL PROTOTYPE Activated old town with Internet logistics service Excellent Prize: The 4th "CUC CUP" National University Student Architectural Design Competition Studio Work, ChongQing University From September 2015 to November 2015 Site Location: Gongtan Ancient Town, ChongQing Individual Work Because of the declining of water transport in the economic system, the agriculture development and natural resources in the area are not as good as them in the old days. Although transfer to the tourism, the ecological condition of Gongtan town still gradually decreased because it is difficult to make up the ecological loss in external factors. So the protection of the environment and development in improving the quality of life of residents are needed at the same time. That's what the Internet World can do.
The Gongtan ancient town backs on to a high steep mountain--Lantau Peak.
Wujiang, the main river sides to the town, is utilized for cargo traffic.
There are lots of historic interests in the ancient town, such as a large number of houses and relics.
The residences are built by terrain which create the skyline.
Entertainment Ferry A: Town Wharf Town wharf is built for the local inhabitant to commute and work outside.
But nowadays the economic development of Gongtan town gradually decline because of the decreasing of tourism. It
This kind of building, which successfully gets rid of the original construction, has a high cultural level, known as the living fossil of Chinese culture.
The most basic characteristic of the Diaojiaolou is that the house built on the ground and the other three sides which are supported by columns are vacant.
The repeated triangle rhythms enhance the effect of elevations, bringing people feeling of beauty.
Inn & Restaurant Ferry B (Design Site): Tourists Ferry It is located in the middle of the town. Tourists can have choice to visit the place they interest. And it is the main intersection of the whole town.
Ferry C: Cargo Wharf In the past, ferries in Gongtan town is a big cargo transfer station in the Wujiang River Basin even in the Yangtze River.
t is difficult to make up for the economy loss by traditional ways. So the local people need to update in the Internet era.
Original Function Farmer Orchardist Householder The old Ferry
Farmer Orchardist Householder The old Ferry
Farmer Orchardist Householder The old Ferry
Farmer Orchardist Householder The old Ferry
Area 2 Farmer Orchardist
Householder The old Ferry
1 STORAGE ROOM 2 LEARNING CENTER 3 INTERNET CENTER 4 LOADING PLATFORM 5 DELIVERY WAREHOUSE 6 OPEN HALL 7 EQUIPMENT ROOM 8 CAFETERIA 9 TRADING CENTER 10 BUSINESS SERVICE 11 OPEN PLATFORM 12 EXHIBITION HALL 13 MANAGEMENT ROOM 14 EXHIBITION CENTER
Second Floor Plan Fragments associated by corridor
Ground Floor Plan Route of cargo ships
Big span roof gathers the congestion of function.
No worry about rain!
Internet can promote economic development and production, then bring people a convenient life.
The original residence is kept for new possibility.
More entrance, more function.
Bridge is designed to link the variety of elevation and interior space.
The site is rich in elevation. Design should be considered to adapt that.
We can always share information!
Bottom Space is fully utilized to create communication.
We are so distant! Extraction of elements are used in suspending platform.
The original houses are distributed on the platform, and the exchange is inconvenient.
Building Function Swifting 6:00 AM
Section Perspective These are pictures of the city and rural life. Not only the city visitors can experience the healthy lifestyle of rural district, but also the villagers will use the Internet skills they have learned inside the building. What's more, it creates a space for local people to get along with urban residents.
VERTICAL VILLAGE Creative multiple skyscraper Studio Work, ChongQing University From November 2014 to January 2015 Site Location: Jiefangbei Downtown, ChongQing Individual Work The concept of "welcome space" is to response the demanding, the amount of openings and houses consist of abundant space. It offers a place for small businesses, work department, culture and art display platform. It also help reinforce appealing of commercial sales.
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Traditional symbols are extracted from Hongyadong to continue traditional memory. Office business and commercial space are in vertical transition.
The influence of high-rise on the east of the site. Towers should keep distance and express themselves.
There are dense commercial activities in the north of the site. The bottom of design should be considered to have connection with them.
Retaining the original commercial format and making rational planning to make inside different from outside.
The city public space is divided into different elevations to increase commercial appealing.
The southeast square can attract amounts of people and leave enough distance to surroundings.
The high-rise tower is located on the west side, the low tower is located in the east.
The center openings contribute to commercial advertising space.
The ancient architectures in the high rise building bring people new life experience.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. --- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Commercial Space Perspective
Hongyadong Historical Street
Build On Stilts
3rd Basement Floor
2nd Basement Floor
1st Basement Floor
1st Ground Floor
2nd Ground Floor
3rd Ground Floor
4th Ground Floor
5th Ground Floor
6th Ground Floor
It is played at night to provide a pyrotechnic spectacle visible form all parts of the building, a nocturnal sun.
ART WORK, ART HOME Reconstruction: improvement of residence for artist Studio Work, ChongQing University From November 2014 to January 2015 Site Location: Riverside Residence, ChongQing Individual Work There are large abandoned factories in the site where mainly old people lived. A creative art park is under construction near the site. We choose to retain two of the factories in the design and transformed them to residence and public space.
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The Old The Young
Other Work place
1985 Reform and Opening
1960 Great Leap Forward
2005 New Economy Careless
Overview & Detail A
People can arrive the viewing platform by reaching the top of the roof.
Connection between two buildings can form communication space to expand art activities.
C VIEW POINT A
VIEW POINT C
The elevation difference is large. So building adapts to the topography well.
Through the step park, people can enter the building.
VIEW POINT E
Riverside square is connected to the road by elevator.
POINT B VIEW POINT F The underground passage can lead people to the riverside which separates the people and vehicles. VIEW POINT G
The exterior skin keeps west facing units cooler by acting as a screen and shading facade.
H VIEW POINT H
VIEW POINT D
Buildings and hills are connected by truss bridge.
Section Perspective The Remained Building Layout
Central Plaza and Small Squares Entrance plaza
Vehicle Road & Walking Road
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The conditions of complicated topography and great difference of elevation are the factors which are carefully considered. It's about 30 meters between the entrance of the residence to the lowest part of motor way. As an industrial factory area, the site has many heritages. And the people living in the site has a feeling of attachment to the home. Moreover the development around the site will bring activities of artists and workers to refresh the old district.
Rooftop System planting flat 100mm filter layer 5mm plant 50mm damp-proof layer 5mm concrete ceiling mineral wool
Opaque Facade fence waterproof 200mm insulated glass 200mm damp-proof layer 5mm oak panel
2-6F Construction gypsum panel insulated layer concrete platinum plate
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Ground Floor Construction poured concrete insulated layer polystyrene concrete ceiling thin concrete
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Type A: Dancing Room
Type B: Studio large size lockers
no shear wall mirror and dance stick
Rectangular shape space meets the requirement of dance movement.
Type C: Teahouse movable rotating cabinet table
Big space can inspire artists and assistants.
Type D: Small Workshop single bed folding table
The cabinet can divide one room into two different spaces.
Type E: Video Room
The separating space can create a variety of functions.
Type F: Exhibition Room display wall display surface
The depth of the room can satisfy the division of space.
Mobile cabinets can gather people around for activities.
City Area Design
Renaissance of railway track Studio Work, ChongQing University From May 2016 to July 2016 Site Locations: South Train Station, ChongQing Individual Work From a macroscopic perspective, it is found in the ChongQing industrial district that residences are crowded, public space is dispersed and industrial remains is in low utilization. Therefore the concept of city space is connection among industrial heritage area and public system and green park, which are depending on regional and internal routes through the whole area. To plan the middle of the public and keep the old railway track can be the introduction of Fine Arts Institute and creative industry park. Thus they eventually form a city active link.
Waitan Square Water Park
South Train Station ChongQing Zoo
Power Plant Steel Mill
Pubic Space Factory Point Mountain Steel Mill
Intersection Railway Route Effctive Range
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Jiulongpo and Dadukou District, two most important industrial areas, left steel mills and power plant, South Railway Station, Cargo wharf and so on which are industrial heritages. These unique charm of the industry landscape will become the most valuable tourism resources.
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The peninsula area was a tourist attraction because there was Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Now the art industry development can promote art economy.
The waterside terrace is preserved by industrial plant and city construction. The utilization of riverside resources will be a key to activate this place.
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Market oriented, Culture Industries Implantation
Government oriented, Culture Service oriented Development
Residence Group Tourism Service
Walking & Riding
Tank / Gantry Crane Climbing / Bungee Jumping
Container Fair / Container Museum
Walking Path / Bike Lane
Vehicle Route Pavement
Road System & Industrial Elements Railway
Riverside Landscape Moving Platform The industrial heritage of Loading Platforms was transformed to transportation facilities, which are connections between terminal and commercial center. It's a unique way to solve the problem of vertical transportation.
Commercial Pedestrian Riverside Trail Moving Platform
Ficus Tourists Ferry Camellia
Cherry Blossom Cogongrass
Commercial Pedestrian Riverside Trail
Lane Bicycle Trail
Trails The Riverside area is divided into several different routes. It's formation of non-motorized vehicles in different forms. And different elevations of the coastline can be utilized.
Fitness Park It's the connection between the traffic of the center park. Tourists can go shopping and have leisure time there.
Commercial Complex It's the connection between the traffic of the center park. Tourists can go shopping and have leisure time there.
High-rise Office and other services are designed to fit high volume ratio of construction.
Train Station The main intersection to provide transportation services for both inside residents and outside passengers.
Art Workshop With transformation of industrial plants, the artists studios have strong artistic ambiance in the relic industry.
Industry Art Center Office and other services can provide high volume rate of construction.
Exhibition Hall The big span structure of factory can offer ample space for art exhibition.
Industry Park There are abandoned tracks retained in industrial Park for variety of facilities.
New Transportation Complex Rather being a mono-functional construction which is being use only at transportation, the station aim to be more communal, more related to citizens' every day life. Hence, function like taking shortcut, leisure, and also retail are implanted into the building, aiming at more frequent use of not only the building, but also the site itself.
Reborned Railway The tracks are flourish with landscape and facilities. Civil activities turn the site into a vibrant park, instead of a lifeless Industrial space. This time the park truly becomes a landmark, not because of the symbolic figure, but because its tight relation to the urban life of the citizen.
RUNNING BRIDGE Medium gymnastic for public Studio Work, ChongQing University From March 2016 to May 2016 Site LocationďźšLongxing Industrial District, ChongQing Teammate: Mengru Li, Wei Wang. Position: General Structure, Structural Detail, Modeling, Perspective The project is in a site which should be a sports venue to provide the chances for residents. On the contrary, the stadium is the only one be able to provide a large competitions for the entire people who lived in this industrial area. In order to change the current situation that the so called "civil architecture" actually lack of public use, landscape is not only embedded into the site but also the building itself. With the hope that even in days there is without game, the building and the site could be used, which becomes a part of the urban life.
A large number of residents around the site, students, office workers, tourists, etc. will be the main crowd to the stadium. Although making a city sculpture can help enhance the emerging area influence, the public just can enjoy watching the game for a short time. The stadium becomes a short-term and simple container for local people. The wide-scale design is lack of vitality and humanization, especially when there is no match. People around the site can directly enter the stadium through soil-structure cover to enjoy sports. People in multiple elevations can have different sights, thus they can be stimulated to participate the activities. The site connects to commercial complex, sports ground and park. During the days without competition, the stadium can be intersection and a real local sports center with low profile figure. And place can shape a kind of attractive sports culture.
Tech College "There is no suitable sports yard such as outdoor arena." Residents
SITE "Is here a better place for school activities?" Students
Commercial Complex Sport Ground
"The shopping mall is too small, I have nowhere to go."
"We want to breath fresh air on the peak on mountain."
"My wife and I want to take a walk in the big square." Local People
"The workload is really heavy, I hope to take a relax." Worker
Concept of the Bridge
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Avoid to be Monument:
Should be Approachable:
Tend to be Intimate:
× Berlin Olympic Stadium
× Munich Allianz Arena
× Beijing National Stadium
The landscape and contour are important elements which inspired the streamline figure of building. Contrasting to Formalism, the modern form can bring vitality to the site.
Using repeated Units can reduce the cost of stadium. The building should give back the sport ground to citizens and not demand too much funds back by holding commercial activities.
The Olympic-standard stadium is a great work which leave the unapproachable impression to people. A building which is closed to residents can be a good conversation platform.
crowd orientation gathering area
Residence Tech College
1. the axis is related to surrounding
2. function layout
3. building height
4. building setback to lead crowd
second floor: main entrance
first floor: playground
5. two layers organize the crowd
6. streamline roof cover the building
7. the prolonged bridge connects between two areas
8. vegetation and landscape design
2. Place Stadium and connection part
1. Base and surrounding
Construction Design The basic structure unit is Truss Grid. The connection is place in the gap between two-line structure, which ensures the basic unit's stability.
3. Finish whole structure
4. Cover the Skin
PLAYGROUND SKATEBOARD AREA
Ground Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Exploded Axon The layers of the stadium are responsible for different functions and people. But they are tied tightly by surrounding environment.
During The Game & View From Studio
Section A-A B
Roofs in variety of height play different roles in function. At the same time, the players in interior need uniform space, thus the vacancy is made up by a live stu-
dio. The truss structure not only be used for loading rooftop, but also be used for A
Section B-B B
The bridges attract people to go through it because the stadium became a media in the whole district. Many sport activities can go on frequently which can bring people health and happiness.
To Commercial Complex
Connect to Hillside
Connect to Second Floor
To Tech College
Structure Model The structure is not simply a bearing process to the roof. It controls the topography and surround landscape. All the elements, such as moving people, mobile cars, plants and trees, will follow the routes of design. The influent curve fits the movement of natural things.
Roof Structure & Drainage
Drain Construction & Band Gap
Playground Perspective The warm climate can inspire the enthusiasm of people. They can run and skate at liberty because of the landscape and playground.
THIS PORTFOLIO IS A RECORD OF MY EXPLORATIONS ON ARCHITECTURE FOR BEINGS 2012-2017
Zhaoliang Ge email@example.com +86-18883346658 Room-510, Dormitory 4, Campus B, ChongQing University ShaPingBa District, ChongQing City, China
EDUCATION B.Arch, ChongQing University, China Sept. 2012 - July. 2017 GPA 3.22
AWARDS University Scholarship 2012 ChongQing University excellent freshman scholarship
Faculty Scholarship 2015 ChongQing University excellent student third class scholarship
Award of Excellence The 4th "CUC CUP" National University Student Architectural Design Competition
1st Prize 2016 Guangxi Hualan Design Group "Design School" Competition
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Architectural Intern, 2016 Summer Guangxi Hualan Design Group, Nanning, Guangxi
SOCIAL ACTIVITY Construction Volunteer Work, 2013 Summer Zhixing International Volunteer Association, Chitwan, Nepal
SOFTWARE Sketchup, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Lumion, Autodesk CAD,Adobe Suite
LANGUAGE Mandarin - Native English: IBT 96, GRE 313(150+163)+2.0
Zhaoliang Ge B.Arch, ChongQing University Address： Room-510, Dormitory 4 Campus B, ChongQing University ShaPingBa District ChongQing City, China Mailbox： firstname.lastname@example.org Tel： +86-18883346658
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