Portfolio Zi Hao Song
Zi Hao Song 309 E. Green St, Apt 2404 | Champaign, Illinois, 61820 217-979-8171 | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org Education
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign | College of Fine and Applied Art Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Bachelor of Arts in Economics
ASLA Student Award of Excellence in Analysis and Planning | August, 2017 American Society of Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Category
T.R.O.P terrains + open space | Bangkok, Thailand, June-August, 2017 Intern, Landscape Architect
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, AutoCAD, ArcGIS
Contents Thinking Philosophy
01 Water and Agriculture Landscape
Identity: New Bulls Initial
Old Finkl Steel Co., North Corridor PMD, Chicago, IL UIUC Fall 2016 pg 7 - 14
Congestion: Pedestrian Way Wright Street, UIUC, Urbana, IL UIUC Fall 2016 pg 15 - 18
04 Other Works pg 19 - 20
Lexington, IL UIUC Spring 2017 pg 1 - 6
WATER AND AGRICULTURE LANDSCAPE ILLINOIS
A group work with 2017 Fall studio, only personal and contributed works included
This project was aspired by the pollutions of agricultural nutrients. We focused on the current policies and regulations on agriculture use nutrients such as nitrogens and phosphorus. Since there is no rules or laws about the usage of nutrients in agriculture, the goal of this project is to use research to find quantitative representations about the damages from the chemicals to mississipi river and the Gulf of Mexico. The ultimate goal of this project is to encourage farmers to use better techniques of applying nutrients and have governments have rules and laws about them.
Illinois Zone 2 Usage Layers LEGEND ESTIMATED SUBSURFACE TILE-DRAINED LAND BY COUNTY
52% - 82% 33% - 51% 17% - 32% 07% - 16% 00% - 06%
WATER STREAMS SENSITIVE AQUIFER
LAND USE AGRICULTURAL LAND
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SMALL CREEKS, RIVER EXTENSIVE CROPLAND LACK OF WETLANDS POOR SOIL DRAINAGE HIGH TILE DRAINAGE PERCENTAGE SMALL COMMUNITY
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SMALL CREEKS, MAJOR RIVER DAIRY FARMS SENSITIVE AQUIFER SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT
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MAJOR RIVERS EXTENSIVE IRRIGATED CROPLAND SENSITIVE AQUIFER SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED COMMUNITIES
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MAJOR RIVER EXTENSIVE CROPLAND SENSITIVE AQUIFER LACK OF WETLANDS POOR SOIL DRAINAGE HIGH TILE DRAINAGE PERCENTAGE
Master Plan Lexington, IL
The concept is to bring people back to the agriculture. The trail is designed looped around the city, where people can hike and bike around. There bioswales and wetlands implanted to filter the nitrogen and phosphorus.
Wetland & Bioswales Axons
These are some of the plants used in the bioswales and the wetlands constructed in the field and near the river. These plants are used as natural filters that takes up the excessive nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus.
Bioswales type 1
Wetland type 1
Bioswales type 2
Wetland type 2
These are some of the species that we aim to maintain or rehabit for. They would mostly be around the wetlands and pollinator pockets along the trial. One of the goal from this project is to restore the original habitat in the area, both for plants and wild lifes.
Section of Bioswale
3’ Deep 5’ Deep
2’ - 4’
3’ - 5’
Carex grayi Carey
2’ - 3’
2’ - 4’
2’ - 4’
Elymus virginicus L.
2’ - 4’
3’ - 5’
2’ - 3’
1’ - 3’
2’ - 4’
2’ - 4’
Skippers & Others
4’ - 8’
2’ - 6’ Butterﬂies
1’ - 2’ humblebees
New Bulls Initial Old Finkl Steel Co., North Corridor, PMD, Chicago, IL A group work with Yi Yang, Zeng Wei with my own modification
The site use to be one of the most heavy used industry corridor in Chicago, now after most factories moved to other places, the site is mostly vacent. My group has foucs on the Economic aspect of the site, and the design is to create new identity to the city, making this area a new place to go for people, expecially for the basketball fans, and it does not only limite for the Bulls, but also the womens professional basketball team, the Sky and the Lovabulls, the cheerleader team. But it is also designed for logistic company and other recreational use.
Economic Development History Line
The North Branch Industrial Corridor is designed to locate heavy industries, such as metal, brick, lumber, fur, feather and more factories. It was heavily used during the early 1900s. This timeline looks into the number of business in a 100 years time range, from 1905 to 2015, and then we made our own interpretation of the site for the future. The businesses were divided into 5 catagories, which are Manufacture, Raw Materials, Public Facilities, Storage and Small 08 Businesses.
Problems & Challenges
Lost of Identification
Evacuated site has been empty, and created a contraste between the commercial street on the border of the site.
Since the Finkl Steel Co. was the staple of the site, after most of the factories are relocated, the site has losts its identity.
The site losts its economic power and contribution after the site has emptied.
The site has been polluted by the factories before. The air, water and green spaces has all been traumatized in certain degrees.
Water Bodies Around The Site
Legend Office Buildings Small Business Factory Potential Offices
Potential Small Business
Site Surrounding Industry & Commercial Zoning These are the site analysis for our site. We focused mainly on economic and traffic side of the city since our group is assigned to focus on those two spectrums.
Public Transportation by Metro & Bus
Congestion Heat Map
Concept process Occuption Hotspots
During the design process, we took the consideration of what the local communities wants, created the Community strategy annual plans, looked at the hotsptots that based on traffics, and imaged a day of what a basketball player, bartender and office woker would live like.
Projected Day Of A Basketball Player
Master Plan Office Buildings
Riverfront bars Restaurant
New Bulls Stadium
Circle Garden Basketball Courts
Public transportation diagram First we looked at the potential pedestrian flows in going in and moving in between the site.
The yellow strip represents the bridge that connects the stadium with other parts of the site. It allows people to travel safely between car lanes.
Then we looked at how the flow can be connected better, so we added yellow strip as a bridge.
This is the final pedestrian flow designed by us after the implantation of the bridge.
Public transportation diagram
Bus Line Line 19 United Center
Line 20 Line 50 Line 73 Line 132 New Stadium Express Line
ting Bus Stops
ting Metro Stations
Metro Line Red Line Blue Line Brown Line Green Line Purple Line Pink Line
The implantation of a bridge is to make the pedestrians have better accessibility throughout the whole site. Since there are car lanes cutting through the site, having a bridge seems like the best option for pedestrians since the vehicle traffics are very busy in those two lanes. The new location for the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stadium make sense since there are many ways people can access the stadium by public transportations. There will be new bus stops implanted near the Stadium. The purpose of new stadium is to make the Bulls their own identification. Since the site has lost its original identity, it would be great to make it new home for the Bulls, since they were such legendary team.
These are the perspectives of the site. We used a existing stadium as our stadium, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened for other architects to design. The riverfront is similar to the downtown riverwalk, where leisure spots are located for workers and communities. Bridge view perspective
Rhino model bird view 2
This area is a unique design element. We installed a artificial river that functions both socially and environmentally. The water used is pumped from the river, so it filtres the water, and the water is going back to the river after filtration. The artificial river is very shallow, it can be used by the people during the summer. They could put their feet in the river and have fun. The area is surrounded by trees to isolate the area from the busy city. It also has a small artificial island that is filled with grass and trees, people can easily climb up and down.
Congestion: Pedestrian Way Wright Street, UIUC, Urbana, IL
The Wright Street is one of the busiest street on UIUC campus. It is the connection between the campus Main Quad and the residential areas. The street hosts the bookstore, where a lot of people in use every single day. It also has numbers of sororities on the left side and numbers of important lecture buildings such as Lincoln Hall, Gregory Halls and more. There are may congestion probles on the street. 15
The main issue for this project is the congestion problem. There are bikers, pedestrains, buses and cars going through the street every day. The first sketch is the idea that blocks the use of cars for the site, so only bus, bikers and pedastrians can use the site. The second sketch is when the site is only for pedestrians and bikes to use. The third diagrams shows the human flow when people use the site. We can clearely see there are many hotspots on the street.
Pattern design process
The patterns of the site is designed based on the walking pattern and human flows. The site is filled with rain gardens and open areas for interctions, yet manage water filtration. The sections shows some design details for the site, as it also inclueded one garden between the English Building and Lincoln Hall.
Pedesrain & Biker on Wright St. Rain Garden
Split point for different path Narrow Path
Birds & Squarrals
People walking Narrow Path
Sunken Circular Seating Area
Scale 1â&#x20AC;?: 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;
Big Green Mounts
Corridor Walk Way
Outdoor Study Circle
Corridor Walk Way Linear walkway between Mounts Mounts
Bike & Pedestrian Lane
E Chalmers St
E Daniel St
E John St Legend Yellow: Programming Areas Orange: Cafe and dinning Areas Green: Rain Gardens and Grass fields Blue: Main Path Purple: Secondary Path Brown: Bike Lane Red: New Bus Lane
Henry Administration Building
I am always interested in painting, sketching and photography. I had some paintings and sketches during high school years, and some from the college years. These are the examples I selected from my collections. 19
I love to travel around the world, these are some of the photos I took during a recent trip to Kyoto, Japan.