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ZICHEN LIU Email: zichen95@vt.edu Ins: Zichen Liu (@zichen_liu) Web: zichen95.squarespace.com Tel: 540.998.0144

[A SOWER]


水靜猶明。而況精神! 聖人之心靜乎! 天地之鑑也,萬物之鏡也。 The mind of the sage perfectly calm, like untroubled water, is like a mirror which reflects heaven and earth and all beings. From Zhuangzi 4th century BC


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The 24 solar terms, based on the sun’s position in the zodiac, were created by farmers in ancient China to guide the agricultural affairs and farming activities. The 24 solar terms reflect the changes in climate, natural phenomena, agricultural production, and other aspects of human life, including clothing, food, housing, and transportation. As a landscape architect, exactly as a sower, respect the nature and follow its scientific laws to sow, to cultivate, to weed, to apply fertilizer and to harvest. In the process of learning and practising in the past five years as a landscape architecture student, I came to realize the importance of listening to the language of the land. Creating identity is always been a big topic in the landscape architecture field. In my works, listening to the story of the land, feeling the land, talking to the people living on the land, digging out the speciality of the land, combing with creative design strategies to create identity for the land is always been precious experience.

[Polder Community]

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[Virginia Beach’s Resiliant Future]

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[Vibrant Installation Corridor]

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[Strolling]

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[be Here and Now]

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[Material Utilization through Design]

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Exploring A New Development Way for Urban-Rural Fringe Facing China’s Urbanization International GEODESIGN Collaboration

The 24 Solar Terms

Virginia Tech Old Turner St Design

Bickley Sculpture Garden Design

Elementary EGD Design

Europe Study Abroad Pamphlet Design


After 1978

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1978 - 1984

1985 - 1991

1992 - 2000

Since China adopted reform and opening-up policies in 1978, economic construction has become the focal point of the governmental works and greatly promoted rapid urban development. the reform of the rural economic system was the main driving force to promote the urbanization stage. The urbanization at this stage is of a restorative nature.

From 1985 to 1991, township enterprises and urban reforms both promoted the urbanization stage. This stage is mainly based on the development of new towns, and there are a large number of emerging small towns in the coastal areas

From 1992 to 2000, the urbaniz was fully promoted, with urban struction, small town developm and the establishment of econ development zones as the ma ing force. On June 10, 1997, th Council approved the notice o Towns Household Registration agement System Reform Pilot P and “Opinions on Improving th Household Registration Manag System” in order to promote th of rural surplus labor to small to orderly manner.

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The changes in China’s urbanization policy are mainly reflected in two aspects. First, deregulating the implementation of urban-rural separation and the restriction on population mobility, allowing farmers to enter urban employment, encouraging farmers to move into small towns; second, establishing positive Developing urbanization policies based on small town development.

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60% Since the reform and opening up, China’s urbanization level has risen from 17.9% in 1978 to 59.19% in 2018. It was rapidly advanced under the conditions of rapid national economic growth. The barriers between urban and rural areas were gradually loosened and broken, especially the development of township enterprises, which made China’s urbanization appear as the booming of small town development.

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[POLDER COMMUNITY]

Exploring A New Development Way for Urban-Rural Fringe Facing China’s Urbanization HANGZHOU, ZHEJIANG, CHINA Senior Project In-Process Fall. 2018 - Spring. 2019

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Over the past four decades, in the context of reform and opening up, China has been experiencing unprecedented urbanization. While the economy is booming, China is facing increasingly grave challenges due to the fast speed of urbanization processes, such as loss of arable land, the phenomenon of “ghost cities,” and the urban heat island effect.

2000 - Recent China’s urbanization has been fully carried out from the coast to the interior. In May 2001, the State Council approved the Opinions of Promoting the Reform of the Household Registration Management System in Small Towns, indicating that small towns have abolished the urban-rural separation system. The 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China stated to gradually improve the level of urbanization, adhere to the coordinated development of large, medium and small cities and small towns, and take the road of urbanization with Chinese characteristics.

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WHAT IS POLDER ? Polder, tract of lowland reclaimed from a body of water, often the sea, by the construction of dikes roughly parallel to the shoreline, followed by drainage of the area between the dikes and the natural coastline.

Under the pressure of globalization and urbanization, many of China’s vernacular landscapes that developed through traditional agricultural practices are fading away. The new urban land patterns do not reflect their original context and result in similarity. In my senior project, I propose to draw from an understanding of Chinese traditional polder agricultural practices to develop solutions that can be applied to contemporary ecological and urban issues within the context of rapid urbanization in China. I will focus on the urban-rural fringe to explore how these two conditions meet. My senior project aims to identify design principles for sustainable development at the urban/rural edge that draw from traditional polder agricultural practices. I will apply these principles to the design of an innovative community that combines polder agricultural production and social/cultural activities together and to revive the polder agriculture, to support the local economic development, to improve local ecological protection and to attract citizens to live.

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Area 1: Lougang Irrigation System Polder System Around Taihu Lake

Rainy Season Flooding Period

Drought Period

Venting Rainwater

Divert Water for Irrigation

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Taihu Lake

4. Coastline changes between Jinshanzui to Luchao Port

Figure 1. Schematic diagram of Lougang polder

3. Coastline changes between Zhapu to Jinshanzui

system around Taihu Lake

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Jiaxing Huzhou

D Tiaoxi Catchment (Upstream of Taihu Lake)

1. Coastline changes between Dajian Mountain to Qin Mountain

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In 1983, the shoreline of this section is mainly artificial shoreline and silt shoreline. From 1993 to 2011, the shoreline of this section was all artificial shoreline. In 1983, the coastline was 43.9km long. From 1993 to 2002, the coastline increased from 41.8km to 42.5km. During this period, the coastline was slightly extrapolated, and area of 3.1km2. In 2002-2011, the coastline was reduced from 42.5km to 42.0km. Although there was no significant change in the length of the shoreline during this period, the location of the coastline was significantly extrapolated, with a maximum extrapolation distance of 1.0 km and an area area of 10.5 km2 added.

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In 1983, the shoreline was mainly composed of bedrock coast and artificial seashore. From 1993 to 2011, the coastline was completely converted into artificial shoreline. In 1983, the coastline was 46.1km long. From 1993 to 2002, the coastline decreased from 45.5km to 42.0km. During this period, the newly added land area was larger than 1km2 and the area was 26.8km2. The coastline increased from 42.0km to 47.2km. In 2002-2011, the maximum extrapolation distance of the coastline is 2.9km, and 2 new areas with area of 14.4km2 and 14.9km2 added respectively.

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The ancient ancestors relied on the numerous geographical conditions of the lakes and tidal flats around Taihu Lake, excavating Lougang irrigation system along the Taihu Lake, constructing embankments with excavated soil, and also protecting against external water and farmland irrigation. The shoal silt in the dike naturally develops into farmland, and the flood control and flood control are carried out through the pits and lakes in the pit, and the horizontal ponds and the various gates control the diversion irrigation. In addition, there are a certain number of backbone rivers along the lake. It is used to vent the mainstream flood peaks. Each port of Lougang Irrigation System is connected by different scales of Hengtang, which is convenient for water volume dispatching and water system interoperability. These criss-crossing channels and embankments are conducive to grading control within the raft.

2. Coastline changes between Qin Mountain to Zhapu

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Hierarchical Pattern of Lougang Irrigation System

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“Tang” and “Pu” are the drainage ditches that traverse the east and west and the north and south. Whenever the rainy season comes, Lougang takes on the function of venting rainwater, and when it encounters drought, it can divert water for irrigation. The role of Hengtang is to save water, control irrigation through the Doumen culvert, adjust the amount of water, and play the role of regulation and flooding of the river network.

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Significant Storage System

In 1983, the coastline was mainly composed of artificial coastlines and silt shorelines. From 1993 to 2011, the coastline was completely converted into artificial coastlines. From 1983 to 1993, the length of the coastline increased from 34.0 km to 37.0 km, and part of the coastline was eroded and contracted to the land. From 2002 to 2011, the length of the coastline changed from 35.3km to 35.4km. The length of the coastline was basically unchanged, and it moved outwards in the direction of the sea surface. The maximum external migration distance was 0.7km. The newly add-

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In 1983, the coastline was mainly a silt shoreline, and in 1993-2011 it was mainly an artificial shoreline. In 1993, the coastline length increased from 73.5km to 74.6km, due to the obvious outward movement of some cofferdams, the maximum external migration distance is 1.5km, and the newly added land area are 1.4km2, 7.5km2 and 3.7km2 respectively. In 2002-2011, the coastline length was reduced from 74.6km to 72.6km, part of the coastline was moved outward by the cofferdam, the maximum external migration distance was 1.3km, and the newly added land area were 1.4km2, 3.3km2, 2.9km2, 6.2km2 and 4.6km2 respectively. .

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From 1983 to 1993, a total of 60.2km of coastline migrated to the land, with a maximum migration distance of 0.6km and a reduced land area of 23.5km2. From 1993 to 2011, it migrated to the sea on the north bank of the reclamation and industrial reclamation. Among them, the maximum migration distance was 3.6km from 1993 to 2002, the newly added land area was 42.5km2, the maximum migration distance was 2.9km from 2002 to 2011, and the newly added land area was 61.0km2. The seawall along Hangzhou Bay is mainly used for aquaculture, the tide polder behind the seawall is based on tidal irrigation, which is also a hierarchical system to utilize the tide properly.

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diagram of Lougang irrigation 2 Schematic Schematic diagram of Lougang irrigation system system

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“Pond andsingle Bank”polder single model polder model 5 and “Pond Bank”

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“Inner andPond” Outersingle Pond”polder single model polder model 6 and “Inner Outer

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“Upper and Lower andPond” Lowersingle Pond”polder single model polder model 7 “Upper

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China’s Polder DIstribution Hangjiahu Plain Location

Traditional Chinese Polder Unit Form & Irrigation System Study

Polder Development Ditch

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Existing 8 Polder Unit Forms within Hangjiahu Plain Study

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Traditional Chinese People’s Space Usage within Polder Unit Combine with Agriculture & Handicraft Industry Study

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Imperial City

EXISTING SITE VILLAGE FOOTPRINT

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Inner City

EXISTING SITE HYDROLOGY

EXISTING SITE INFRA


ASTRUCTURE

Outer City

Rural

Ancient Chinese Urban-Rural Transition Study from Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival

RESEARCH MIND MAP

RICH SITE RESOURCES

Ancient City

Relevance

Current City

Transition

Design

Transition

Ancient Rural

Relevance

Current Rural

SITE BACKGROUND The site of my senior project is in Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in China. It is an existing agricultural land. As one of the high grain and commercial crop production bases in the Hangjiahu Plain, Yuhang District has a long history of proven techniques for producing cereals, oil, tea, silk, hemp, fruit, vegetable and herb. Since the site is at the edge of the Future Sci-Tech City (As one of the four pilot scientific research bases under Chinese central government’s latest policies, Zhejiang Hangzhou Sci-Tech City is an innovation and venture platform for oversea high-level talents, established specially by Hangzhou and Zhejiang government to profoundly implement the national talents strategy, improve the scientific and technological innovation ability, and accelerate the economic transformation),

The site will face the direct challenge of how the well-educated residents living in the Future Sci-Tech City meet with the local people who have been living by farming for generations. However, in the meantime, the Future Sci-Tech City will also provide the site opportunities to apply high technology and labor turnover to support the industrial and economic developments on site.

Wheat / Barley / Rice

Cabbage / Onion / Garlic / Spinach / Broccoli / Peas / Celery / Lettuce / Tomato / Cucumber / Pepper / Eggplant / Potato / Pumpkin / Melon /

Loquat / Plum / Pear / Peach

Silkworm / Mulberry / Tea / Hemp

Shrimp / Chub / Aristichys Nobilis / Bream / Black Carp / Carp / Grass Carp / Crucian

Pig / Goose / Sheep / Duck / Chicken

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[VIRGINIA BEACH’S RESILIENT FUTURE] International GEODESIGN Collaboration VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 5th Year Design Studio Group + Individual Work Fall. 2018

IGC - International GEODESIGN Collaboration (Changing Geography by Design) brings together teams from over 90 universities worldwide to design and plan response to the severe local and global challenges that affect communities in the 21st Century. Facing Virginia Beach’s severe sea level rise, through the process from Site Analysis, Case Study, City Planning, District planning to Community Master Plan and Site Design, to better understand the macro scale design and its larger regional and global context.

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WEAVING RECIPROCAL “THIRD SPACE” City Scale

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2 A plan for the city to thread the dynamic natural systems associated with sea level rise into the fabric of Virginia Beach. The plan will enhance living quality of wildlife / vegetation promoting HARMONY between humans / nature with an emphasis on public education / awarenessabout the environmental issues facing Virginia

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INDUSTRY + GREEN ENERGY COMMERCIAL + RECREATION TOURISM + ECONOMY ECOLOGY + EDUCATION

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GIS ANALYSIS

POPULATION

SEA LEVEL RISE

ENERGY

COMMERCIAL

FLOOD ZONE

INDUSTRY

CITY PLANNING PLAN

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EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE DISTRICT District Scale

HYDROLOGICAL RESILIENT COMMUNITY Community Design

CONCEPT

CONCEPT

An immersive educational experience district, which address and evoke the awareness of new energy practices and environmental issues dealing with sea level rise.

Creating a “third space” oriented community of facilitate the exchange of information between topical experts and residents on how to best live with dynamic floodwaters. Immersive research Village

Green-Tech Farming Tide Water Community

Concept + Core Program

Open Space + Circulation

Ag-Tech Zone

Ecological Recreational Village

Educational Core Resilient Community

Agricultural Economy Village Open Space + Circulation

Hydrology + BMP

Cut + Fill District Planning

Community Master Plan

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IMMERSIVE RESEARCH VILLAGE “LET IT BE SEEN” Site Design

172 10,628 cf INCREASED UNITS

Bio-retention

BMP + WATER FLOW

Rainwater Harvesting

RUNOFF REDUCTION

Green Street Rainwater Harvesting Sec

tion

Line

Bio-retention Infiltration

Bio-swale

Detention Pond

Preserved Woods

SITE PLAN

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[VIBRANT INSTALLATION CORRIDOR] Virginia Tech Old Turner St Design BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA 4th Year Design Studio Individual Work Spring. 2018

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Site Opportunity

Site challenge DESIGN GOAL

The design vibrant installation corridor for the old turner street at Virginia Tech aims to transfer the ignored power plant to a vivifying space for students, faculties and local town people. Manifest the importance of power plant and providing a multi-functional spaces for relaxing, studying, playing and enjoying the beauty of space.

Site Material

DESIGN CONCEPT

By means of attempting diverse installations including interaction / sound / lighting / art / technology exploring the “light-touch� design strategy in order to renew the sense of space on site.

Site View

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PROCESS + DETAIL SKETCH

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+ “INTERACTIV FURNITURE S CLASSROOM/

MILITARY BUILDING

CONCEPT A: “WORK FLOW” OF POWER PLANT

OLD SECURITY BUILDING

CONCEPT B: MOVEMENT / RENEW SPACIAL SEQUENCE

FREYMORE HALL

CONCEPT C: INSTALLATION / RENEW SPACIAL SEQUENCE

+ SEATING GARDEN EAT/ CHAT / REST WATCHING ON STREET + ZIGZAG ENTRANCE TRANSITION / MOVEMENT

DESIGN PROCESS

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+ “GINKGO WOODS” STAY / SEAT IN WOODS PRIVATE / HIDE SPACE WATCHING PEOPLE SEASONAL CHANGE


+ VERTICAL MOVEMENT DIVERSE SPATIAL / INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE EVENT GATHERING (STREET)

VE” GARDEN OUTSIDE FOUNTAIN MOVEABLE SEASONAL CHANGE FAMILY PICNIC/ OUTSIDE EVENT GATHERING

+ INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION OUTSIDE CLASSROOM OUTSIDE CINEMA PLAYGROUND ART EXHIBITION

+ CHEERY TREE CORRIDOR TRANSITION / MOVEMENT MOVE INTO A PAINTING

POWER PLANT

ART AND DESIGN LEARNING CENTER

+ TRANSITIONAL TERRACE STAIR NOT DIRECT VIEW

+ MOVEABLE GARDEN FARMER MARKET / LUNCH SPACE

+ ROLLING SEATING LAWN WATCHING PEOPLE REST / EAT / CHAT NIGHT OUTSIDE CINEMA PLAYGROUND OUTSIDE CLASSROOM

MASTER PLAN

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BIRCH SEATING AREA + STONE SCULPTURE SAND CIRCLE

MATERIAL PALETTE

Cutstone Pavement

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Weathering Resistant Steel

Red Brick

Sand

Wood Panel

Natural Stone


FLOWER FOREST + STONE SCULPTURE SAND CIRCLE PLANT PALETTE

Cutleaf European White Birch

Golden China Tree

Paperbark Cherry

Muhly Grass

Blue Enchantress

Mountain Boxwood

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LEGEND L.O.W

P.O.B

LIMIT OF WORK

POINT OF BEGINNING

BASE LINE

MILITARY BUILDING

F.O.W

FACE OF WALL

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TYPICAL

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1. Building information for reference only. See architecture Plans.

OLD TURNER ST. DESIGN

FFE 2064.5

GROUND FOUNTAIN

2. P.O.B # is location at the back right corner of the chimney on the ground. 3. Protect existing landscaping and landscape features to remain during construction. Repair or replace any damage to match existing conditions. 4. The landscape architect shall approve the layout of all walls, steps, footers, post, and paved areas before the beginning of construction. The contractor must notify the landscape architect once the initial layout and staking has been completed. 5. The constractor shall review the location of all expansion joints and scoring lines in paved areas with the landscape architecture, before beginning of construction.

LAYOUT PLAN

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6. All score joints are to be spaced as shown on the drawings. 7. All custom site features shall be plumb, true and level.

Blacksburg, VA

Notes: OLD SECURITY BUILDING

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

CENTER LINE

8. Final location of all site furnishings shall be approved in the field by the landscape architect before installation. 9. All dimensions with symbol, are to the center of structure or element unless otherwise noted. 10.All structured with symbol shall be aligned.

FFE 2062.3

Stamp

11.Project limit lines are approximate only. Constructors will go beyond limits when necessary to meet existing conditions, connect utilities, or to complete the intentions of the landscape architect. 12.All angles are to be assumed as square unless otherwise noted. 13.All written dimensions prevail.

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Issue Date: 05/07/2018

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GRASS PLANTING SEE DETAIL

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PLANTING BED/LAWN

PAVE EDGE BY PAVE TECH OR APPROVED EQUAL, INSTALL PER MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS

PRECAST CONCRETE CAPSTONE, SMOOTH COLOR TO MATCH BUILDING INDIANA LIMESTONE

11 43 " X 35 83 " X 2" HANOVER PREST PAVERS.

HOKIE STONE VENEER WITH MAX 1/2" MORTAR JOINT STONE TO BE MINIMUM 6" X 6" IN SIZE

1 12 " SAND SETTING BED

STONE SCULPTURE

CONCAVE JOINT

8"X16" CONCRETE BLOCK TO BE FILLED WITH CONCRETE

10" SAND BED

6" MIN GAP GRADED COMPACTED GRAVEL

PERFORATED PIPE CONT. ALONG BACK OF WALL PIPE SET IN GRAVEL 95% COMPACTED SUBGRADE

CONCRETE FOOTING W/ #4 BENT REBARS 24" O.C. 3 - #4 REBARS CONTINUOUS

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STONE SCULPTURE GATHERING SPACE

By 1

#4 REBAR 24' O.C. BOTH DIRECTIONS 3

By 2 By 3 By 4 By 5 By 6 By 7

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95% COMPACTED SUBGRADE

NON-WOVEN GEOTEXTILE FABRIC, TYP

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WATER SPRAY

REMOVEABLE PAVERS PAVER SPACES

VERTICALLY POSITIONED H-BEAM WATERPROOFING LAYER CONCRETE H-BEAM LOCATED TO AVOID PUMP LOCATIONS SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS 95% COMPACTED AGGREGATE 95% COMPACTED SOIL

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GROUND FOUNTAIN SECTION

3/8 " = 1'

1/4" = 1' 1/2" MORTAR JOINT 30" X 60" X 2" PRECAST CONCRETE CAPSTONE, SMOOTH, COLOR TO MATCH BUILDING INDIANA LIMESTONE.

HOKIE STONE VENEER CONCRETE WALL

PRECAST CONCRETE CAPSTONE, SMOOTH COLOR TO MATCH BUILDING INDIANA LIMESTONE 2 X 6" STRINGER HOKIE STONE VENEER WITH MAX 1/2" MORTAR JOINT STONE TO BE MINIMUM 6" X 6" IN SIZE

JOIST HANGER

CONCAVE JOINT 2 X 6" DECKING 2 X 6" JOIST

8"X16" CONCRETE BLOCK TO BE FILLED WITH CONCRETE

BEAM

PRECAST CONCRETE CAPSTONE, SMOOTH COLOR TO MATCH BUILDING INDIANA LIMESTONE.

PRECAST CONCRETE CAPSTON, SMOOTH COLOR TO MATCH BUILDING INDIANA LIMESTONE

Blacksburg, VA

1' TYPIC

COMPOSITE FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC AND STEEL I-BEAM

OLD TURNER ST. DESIGN

FOUNTAIN MECHHANICAL EQUIPMENT

CONSTRUCTION DETAIL

SPRAY JET 360-DEGREE 3/4 IN.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

WATER SPRAY JETS

PERFORATED PIPE CONT. ALONG BACK OF WALL PIPE SET IN GRAVEL

HOKIE STONE VENEER MINIMUM 6" X 6" X 4" 1/2" MORTAR JOINTS

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PERFORATED PIPE CONT. ALONG BACK OF WALL PIPE SET IN GRAVEL

HOKIE STONE VENEER MINIMUM 6" X 6" X 4", 1/2" MORTAR JOINTS COMPACTED SUBGRADE

FINISHED GRADE

CONCRETE WALL W/ #4 BENT REBARS 24" O.C. 3 - #4 REBARS CONTINUOUS

CONCRETE FOOTING W/ #4 BENT REBARS 24" O.C. 3 - #4 REBARS CONTINUOUS #4 REBAR 24' O.C. BOTH DIRECTIONS

Drawn By: Zichen Liu Checked By:

95% COMPACTED SUBGRADE 4 L-7

HOKIE STONE SEATING WALL SECTION

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WOOD DECK SECTION

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[STROLLING]

Bickley Sculpture Garden Design BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA 2nd Year Design Studio Individual Work Spring. 2016

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Sculpture Copyright by Steve Bickley


DESIGN CONCEPT Inspired by Kusama’s experiential sculpture ‘Pumpkin’, how the scale and view change when I entered into the sculpture compared to treating it as a ‘thing’ encouraged me to create an experiential sculpture garden based on the special prairie landscape view on site. Letting the sculpture garden itself tell its own story in sequence and providing multiple spatial experiences of nature from woods to prairie landscape with interpenetrating three-dimensional experience of each sculpture.

DESIGN PROCESS THROUGH MODELS

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Sculpture Copyright by Steve Bickley


DESIGN INTENTION on acteristic based has its own char y le ck Bi y m m g fro rin e ial form. Du Each sculptur chosen and spec ial er at is m e n, on io : ns ch proa creation inte eas I want to ap there are two id own characits on d design Process, se ure on site ba pt ul sc y ch ea ng r one is creativel properly setti dscape; the othe lan ng e di pl un am rro an su develop teristic and characteristic to e’s ur pt ul sc ch ea magnifying different ages. e for people from experiential spac

Visitor’s Pathway

Hidden Thread Line

Transparency Fence

STUDIO

Hidden Thread Line

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COURSE DESCRIPTION The studio is based on a project under contract with the National Park Service (NPS) to develop a Concept Plan for the Chattahoochee National Water Trail (CNWT). The 48-mile water trail resides within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) near Atlanta, Georgia. The studio is appropriate for upper division undergraduate, Honors undergraduate and graduate students whose disciplinary training can be related. Stating the scope of the contract in that way tends to move legitimate questions related to the identity of National Park Service in the Atlanta metro region, the nature and role of national parks in the 21st century, and future use of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area to the periphery.

IVICKERY CREEK

ABBOTTS BRIDGE

ISLAND FORD

OCHRAN SHOALS

JONES BRIDGE

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Elementary EGD Design for CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER NATIONAL WATER TRAIL

OVERAL EGD SYSTEM CONCEPT SENSE OF PLACE / IDENTITY BE IN THE PLACE CLUE OF THE PAST TRADITION + TECHNOLOGY RIVER + CITY

Interdisciplinary Research, Planning and Design Studio Individual Work Spring. 2018

PROJECT GOAL Develop a new elementary EGD (Environmental and Experiential Graphic Design) System for Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with high identity, sense of place and rich user experience.

EXISTING SIGNAGE

WHAT IS EGD? “Environmental and Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) embraces many design disciplines including graphic, architectural, interior, landscape, and industrial design, all concerned with the visual aspects of wayfinding, communicating identity and information, and shaping the idea of creating experiences that connect people to place.” (Calori & Vanden-Eynden, 2015)

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[MATERIAL UTILIZATION through DESIGN] Study Design along a Transect through Western Europe

EUROPE STUDY ABROAD Pamphlet Design June 6 to July 10. 2017

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