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J I AY U ZHAO Applying for the Summer 2017 Intern


Jiayu Zhao China, born 08/02/1992 jzhao4@clemson.edu (+1) 864-324-1104 114B University Village Dr. Central, SC 29630

EDUCATION 08/2016

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Clemson University, USA / March II in School of Architecture

09/2011-06/2016

Zhengzhou University, China / Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture GPA: 3.30/4.0 (WES); “Merit Student” and Second Scholarship (Top 5%)

07/2014-08/2014

Columbia University, USA / American Language Program School of Continuing Education, Certificate of Completion

INTERN & PRACTICE 02/2014-06/2015

JH Ding AU Creative Studio, Shanghai Co-Creation Platform of Architectural and Art, Shanghai Investigation in countryside environment, the road net and the existing buildings, finished a handcraft model and a computer model of countryside, and kept communication with party A

11/2014-04/2015

Research on the Planning of Villages in Henan Province, taking Fangding village as an example Completed a research paper Analysis of Natural Village Space Construction and Vegetation Selection Strategies in the Central Henan Province – Taking Fangding Village as an Example

12/2013-01/2014

Shanghai Songjiang Architectural Design Co., Ltd., Shanghai

07/2013-08/2013

Ancient Architecture Mapping in Fangding Village, Zhengzhou

COMPETITION 05/2014

Rest Space, Innovation, Third Prize

12/2011

Bridge, Creative Excellence Award

PROJECT 10/2014-11/2014

Architectural Programming on Express Service Point on Campus

09/2014-11/2014

Cultural and Commercial Street District of Shenhou Ancient Town Planning and Design

02/2014-04/2014

Exhibition Hall Design and Construction (Interesting and Workable)

VOLUNTEER 09/2011-06/2012

Zhengzhou University Little Black Ant Youth Volunteer Service

05/2012

Open Lecture: Spanish Modern and Old Buildings Renovation

10/2011

Open Lecture: Cultural Evolution and Chinese Modern Buildings Transformation

COMPUTER SKILLS autocad 2D sketch up

adobe illustrator v-ray

adobe indesign revit

adobe photoshop rhino


CONTENTS

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Lakeside

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A Living Ancient Town

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Interweavings - Garden and city

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City Plaza

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In-Between

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Other work

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Construction Work—— Exhibition Building

Urban Design & Architecture Design—— A new street

Architecture Design—— Complex buildings

Architecture Design—— Commercial Building

Competition Design—— Architecture Over the River

Sketching Drawings & Watercolor & Physical Models


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Lakeside PROJECT TYPE: Exhibition building INSTRUCTOR: Professor Zheng Dongjun DATE: March 2013 (junior year) LOCATION: Henan, China CATEGORY: Group work (academic) MY RESPONSIBILITY: concept design, drawings, rendering, physical model, construction of nodes

Based on our cognition of the tectonics, we hope this exhibition building, which was located beside the lake with woods, can be designed with both firm structure and a combination of natural light and surrounding environment, and at the same time we also want to keep the objective features of material. We tried to put our design conception into visualized space, material, structure and other details. Space intention: we hope this building can be a new part of the nature. The continuous curves can be regarded as mountain range, changing clouds, and wiggling trees in the wind. Furthermore, some height differences and arches also create abundant changes of the interior space. Material: compared with bamboo, steel and other materials from force condition to durability and cost, at last we chose wood as the main material which is a kind of more natural material with temperature. And the adoption of wood enable the building to create people a warm, natural and appealing environment. Structure: we use the traditional arch as main structure and some tenon-and-mortise work as joints.

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Spring goeth all in white, crowned with milk-white may; in fleecy flocks of light, o'er heaven the white clouds stray; white butterflies in the air; white daisies prank the ground; the cherry and hoary pear, scatter their snow around. Robert Bridges

ASSOCIATED SURROUNDING WOODS

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LAKE & CANOE

ASSOCIATED SURROUNDING LAKE

WATERFALL LANDSCAPE WITH LAKE

USES FIRST FLOOR (exhibition, service, lecture, restroom, tearoom, leisure)

SOCIAL & LEISURE

SOCIAL & LEISURE


USES SECOND FLOOR (butterflies, leisure ramp)

LECTURE & REST

PATH OF MAIN FLOOR (visitor path, staff path)

RESTROOM ( FOR DISABILITIES & INFANTS)

PATH OF SECOND FLOOR (visitor path, staff path)

GREENHOUSE WITH BUTTER- TEA & SOCIAL FLIES & FLOWERS

WOODS & LEISURE


SURFACE canework decorative board A kind of traditional handicraft art. The raw material is the epidermis and core of stem of rattan plant.

SECONDARY SKELETON wooden purline We adopted the thin and long batten, which is light in weight and easy machining, as the purline.

MAIN SKELETON wooden arch structure We adopted wood as the main structure because of its naturality, ornamentality and practicability.

RAMP WAY & SECOND FLOOR leisure & greenhouse We chose the timber floor with beautiful texture and breathability.

PARTIAL SUBSIDENCE & FIRST FLOOR exhibition, tea, lecture & service We chose the stone as the floor of outside part because stone can protect against the tide.

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As for the connection of skeletons, we tried to use the tenon-and-mortise work which is always used in traditional Chinese buildings. First of all, the material (wood) we chose is perfect for the tenon-and-mortise work. This traditional technique can help us connect the joints without any other assistant components. What’s more, the tenon-and-mortise work is really easy to assembly.

Main and Main Skeleton Connection

Extend of Main Skeleton

Main and Secondary Skeleton Connection

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THIS PAGE LEFT First Floor Plan TOP View of lecture hall & greenhouse from the second floor BOTTOM View of lake & ramp way from the entrance

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A Living Ancient Town PROJECT TYPE: urban design TUTOR: Professor Liu Chenyu DATE: September 2014 (senior year) LOCATION: Shenhou, China CATEGORY: Group work (academic) MY RESPONSIBILITY: concept design, digital and hand-made model, diagrams, renderings

This project is conducted in a town with long traditional history and culture: Shenhou, which is also famous for the Jun porcelain. Our site was in the central area of Shenhou, close to the north side of the “Old Street”. In 2013, a large number of ancient kilns and porcelains with various different shapes were found here. Therefore, during the design of the new cultural and commercial street, we had to consider more about the protection of the cultural relics and tried to balance the display of ancient sites and the development of the new street. This design aims at exploring and thinking out a way to achieve the sustainable development of the historical area with cultural relics, how to treat the old and new contradictions dialectically, and how to realize the protection of historical sites and maintain the integrity and continuity of the regional context. Based on the analysis of ancient town culture, we decided to combine the firing process of Jun porcelain with the design of the new street. We hope the process can be the mainline of the new street and this concept can also affect the whole atmosphere of the street. About the forming of new courtyard, we extracted the texture of the traditional town, and integrated the old courtyards into “Squared Figure”. By this way, we can explore the possibility of the growth and combination of the courtyard better. About architectures, we adopted the pitched roof of the traditional residence, which was another kind of echoing of the mountain culture of Shenhou. Materials were extracted from the traditional street and was applied in the facade of the commercial street following our mainline.

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Shenhou is a traditional town with long history. There are more than forty cultural relics, including ruins of Jun porcelain, Zushi temple, and an old maidenhair tree in Lingquan temple. Most of these relics are near to the “Old Street�. The Old Street is a traditional residential street. On both sides of the street there are many traditional architectures of Ming and Qing Dynasties including religious architectures, public buildings and traditional courtyards in which are shop front and residence behind. Shenhou is famous for Jun porcelain, the first of China’s top five famous porcelain. In Tang Dynasty, Shenhou had produced faience and Jun porcelain. In the Earlier Song Dynasty, the production of Jun porcelain in Shenhou reached its peak, becoming a palace treasure. And now, Jun porcelain is still the cultural characteristics and main industry of Shenhou.

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China

Henan

Shenhou

residences commercial buildings

one floor two floors three floors

new buildings traditional buildings

circulation nodes There are three nodes around the site.

visual communication Three points of visual communication between two streets.

Old Street, Xiao River & bulwark Consider the effect of them when talking the circulation.

traditional buildings some historic residences, and ruins of Jun porcelain.

figure-ground relation

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quarrying & milling

Various raw materials including feldspar, silica, clay and pottery stone are mixed and fine-milled in the ball mill.

traditional street

stela

shape forming

Using appropriated roller head and plaster mould, green body is formed. For the irregular shapes such as teapots and figurines, slip casting is used.

stone carving

traditional courtyard

bisque firing

Carefully loading the green body onto a kiln car, the green ware is fired at 900℃ . The fired ware has better indenstity and hygroscopicity, which are beneficial to glazing. ruins of Jun porcelain

glost firing

folk acitivity

To seal the surface of the biscuit body and to give the product its glossy finish. Carefully loading the glazed ware o n t o a k i l n c a r, t h e glazed ware is fired once again at 1280℃ .

Jun porcelain opera stage

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After glazing and kilning , powder melts and turns into a transparent glass layer covering the biscuit body. Then a beautiful Jun porcelain is finished.


quarrying & milling exploit → landscape of stone

shape forming green body → concrete tree pool

bisque firing

chimney → cedar & towerring veranda

glost firing glaze slip → gliding water pebble → fired ware

Jun porcelain cracked ice pattern of porcelain → pavement of plaza

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COURTYARD veranda

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landscape node

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service restaurant accommodation Jun porcelain shop

the existing texture of the space of the courtyard

show of folk culture museum of ancient ruins

the existing courtyard plaza greening courtyard greening extracting elements of courtyards —Squared Figure forming the basic unit of new courtyard flat ramp steps

pedestrian

the basic unit of new courtyard

vehicle

units combination

the change of roof

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new courtyards


PART OF THE GROUND PLAN

outdoor ruins of Jun porcelain

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THE SITE

SLOPE ROOF

STRETCH & HOLE

COURTYARD

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INTERWEAVINGS G a rd e n a n d C i t y

PROJECT TYPE: complex building INSTRUCTOR: Professor Heine, Ulrike/ Houayek, Henrique/ Ersoy, Ufuk/ Franco Santa Cruz, David DATE: May 2016 (first year of graduate program) LOCATION: Greenville, SC, U.S.A. CATEGORY: Group work (academic) MY RESPONSIBILITY: concept design, physical models, drawings, diagrams

This site is between the downtown and the Fallls Park in Greenville, South Carolina. The central concept of our project is an answer to local ecology by integrating buildings and community activities with topography and landscape to create some different weaving layers combined with abundant public space. The project extends and connects the green of the river and commerce of downtown into the site. The connection creates on-site ecosystems that surround and interact with the buildings. How to design an accessible site and some public spaces to attract more citizens and populations to the site and active the whole community? This project complex has commercial buildings beside the Main Street, sports center and mediatheque for the entire community. As for the outdoor open space, there will be a weekend market, outdoor sports area, playground, and some plazas.

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ORIGINAL TOPOGRAPHY

CUTTING

WEAVING 1

RE-ORGANIZATION

CUTTING

PLAZA ON THE NORTH SIDE

INDOOR BASKETBALL COURT

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SPORTS CENTER

CAFE

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

PLAZA BESIDE THE MAIN STREET

SPORTS CENTER

MEDIA THEQUE

MEDIA THEQUE

The whole design includes green roofs, courtyard in the mixed-use building with local flora plants. It can be a response to local ecology requirement. Also, from the Falls Park, the green site extends into the site, people can feel the connection between the site and the Falls Park. All of these created on-site ecosystems that surround and interact with the building.

COURTYARD

PLAZA IN RAINY DAY

RAMP TO THE FALLS PARK


FOLDING

FOLDING

INTERWEAVINGS

INTERWEAVINGS

LIGHT & AIR We did more translucent insulation and curtains on both the east and west elevations to help block out direct sunlight from hitting the building and stop direct heat gain from infiltrating the envelope. By puncturing the building roof, the design allows natural indirect sunlight and air to penetrate the building. This method reduces energy consumption and carbon footprint. MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION We reused some marble material of the existing building to keep the feeling of the site. As for the sports center, we adopt the U-glass and curtain wall to make it more transparent and provide the better view for people in the building.

U-Glass: K=2.39W/m2k

Traditional Glass: K=3.38W/m2k

U-Glass Transmittance: 81%

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MEDIA THEQUE

YOGA

BASKETBALL COURT

LOBBY

FITTING ROOMS

SPORTS CENTER

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BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN II

GROUND PLAN

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The design responds to local climate by covering some buildings with the green roof to deflect direct sunlight. And lots kinds of local floras we used can also provide different views in different seasons to keep the site absorbing and attractive during the whole year.

I - I SECTION

II - II SECTION


PLAZA

LANDSCAPE

BRIDGE OVER ROAD

GREEN ROOF

SPORTS CENTER

SPORTS CENTER

CAFE

ENERGY FLOWS & ENERGY FUTURE

Total Floor Area 80954ft2

Architecture 2030 Challenge is seeking a target Energy Use Intensity of ≤ 36.8 kBTU/ft2/yr for a library space, and ≤ 21 kBTU/ft2/yr for a normal space. Actual Energy Use Intensity of our design is 18 kBTU/ft2/yr.

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City Plaza PROJECT TYPE: Commercial building INSTRUCTOR: Professor Chen Fenxia DATE: May 2015 (senior year) LOCATION: Zhengzhou, China CATEGORY: Individual work (academic)

This site is in the center of the old town of Zhengzhou opposite a bus station, and there are also many wholesale markets, residential buildings and some factories far away. So the existing site condition was very complex. What’s more, this site is an important transport hub, next to three city main roads (Qinling Road., Jianshe Road. & Huashan Road.) and one subway station with large traffic volume. Therefore, the transportation here is convenient for people. This building is a commercial complex integrating hotel, office, cinema, and shopping mall. The podium looks like terraced field, directing the crowds to the plaza, a kind of “multiple ground floors”. And by this way, we can get three permits: the safety of dispersion of the cinema(on the ground floor), maximum value of commerce, and achieving the goal of returning the field to city. “Plaza of the city”: the platform is raised because of the problems of the surrounding, such as too many people, and complex environment. So I want to create a place that can appeal people to take a break in the busy city, and at the same time, I hope this site can also provide some green fields and public places for surrounding residents not only commerce and noisy.

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office buildings school factory

wholesale market

school bus station

TRANSPORTATION

CROWDS

TRANSPORTATION

pedestrian

residents tourists

vehicle subway bus stations

160m

150m

150m

150m 200m

BUILDINGS

Factories

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INFLUENCE

SPACE

residence office building commercial building public building

floating population regular population

softscape public space

The densest residential area

Wholesale Market


7:00 AM People can only finish their breakfasts down the street along with vehicle exhaust. →The lack of public space with better environment.

9:00 AM Working time. People always park cars beside road against rules. →The lack of parking area.

6:00 AM The old can only exercise in front of the stores. →The lack of field for exercise.

→Activity field with auxiliary facilities such as handrail are needed for the disabled. →Game field just like a sandpit are needed for kids to play games safely.

10:00 AM The conflict is formed between streams of people in the bus station and the old and kids who go out to enjoy the sunshine. The complexity of large number of people go against the safety and health of the old and kids.

→Rest field such as benches are needed for tired people. 11:00 AM →A shelter is needed to protect reading old men, communicating guys, and tired pedestrians from wind and sunshine.

3:00 PM People need green space and benches rather than cold stone stages beside the road.

Bus Station

Three main roads

7:00 PM People need a more relaxing and comfortable environment after a busy day.

Subway Station

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PERIMETER MASS There are many residential buildings and office buildings beside the site.

OFFSET→ INTERIOR FREE FORM To avoid negative effect of the tower, and get an interior free form with enough sunlight.

DEFORMATION Some changes of the tower from height to form make sure it would not be too long.

AGGREGATION

INTERIOR PLATFORM

TERRACED PLATFORM

The interior free form will be a new gathering place, and attract more people.

The raise of the platform can keep the commerce, and give the place back to the city.

The form of terrace can bring more people and better commercial atmosphere.

Qinlin

g Rd.

Office floors 5 through 27

Residence 6 floors

Podium floors 1 through 4 Bus station 2 floors Plaza roof of the 1st floor Office floors 5 through 22 Office building 18 floors

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Wholesale 1 floors

Jia

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Commerce 4 floors


City plaza I hope this place can not only become a commercial center but also be a pleasure ground for surrounding people and some passersby. On the square, people can shop around, have some coffee, and enjoy the sunshine. What’s more, kids can also have fun here with the sandpit.

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN cafe restaurant

Background-building

store flagship store

sandpit sunshade

traffic space gathering space

Because the location of the site is in the center of the old town of Zhengzhou, I hope the new building will not destroy the old street facade, and can be a “background-building� rather than a strange and monstrous one. At the same time, I hope the building can become another new center of the old city in virtue of its considerate design.

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In-Between PROJECT TYPE: competition design (bridge building) INSTRUCTOR: Cui Baihe DATE: December 2015 (the last year) LOCATION: Chongqing, China CATEGORY: Individual work (personal)

“In-between” could be interpreted in multiple ways. It could be understood as a site position, a mixture of program or as a testament of architectural aspiration. In my design, “In-between” means the connection of land and water, the change of interior and exterior, the development of new and old, the differences of over-developed and the un-touched, and the relationship of human society and nature. The main concept of the design is the activity of riding. I think this is not a place to rent bicycles but a way to extend people’s range of activity and connect the two sides of the Jialing River. Based on the research, I found that there are always too much visitors in the south bank because of the heritage village “Ciqikou”. I hope instead of staying in this small village, even though there are many traditional buildings and old lanes, they can go further to view the Jialing River and experience the local life of Chongqing. This design will benefit the local economy as well. Therefore, I think the riding may be a good way. The main program of the “bridge” is a museum of traditional and new culture in Chongqing, accompanied with some cafe, book store, and projection room. The south side of the river is a heritage village named “Ciqikou” where is full of traditional buildings and old lanes. More than 7,000,000 visitors came here every year, which lead to many problems of this tourist attraction. On the contrary, the north bank of the river is some uncultivated land, farmland and some new dwellings with green scene and less people resulting a negative impression. I think based on this new stimulation, the uncultivated land may become some creative arts district, developing and showing the Bashu Culture of Chongqing or some experience-based organic farm combined with the existing farmland which can also be convenient for the local people’s life. I strongly believe that the new building over the Jialing River will not only increase connection of the two sides but also benefit the local area.

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Is it possible to enhance the value of the north bank of the river, and release the pressure of the south bank of the river?

SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT AROUND TEH JIALING RIVER

The environment around two sides of the Jialing River is different. The south bank of the river is a heritage village named “Ciqikou� where is full of traditional buildings and old lanes. More than 7,000,000 visitors came here every year which lead to the heavy load. O n t h e o p p o s i te , t h e north bank of the river is some uncultivated land, farmland and some new dwellings with green scene and less people.

traditional building memonial archway steps

dilapidated field

stilted building traditional dwelling & farmland

boats

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FIRST PLAN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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exhibition room bike rent cafe projection room office rooms bikeway footway rampway to roof

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People can get the main entrance of Ciqikou by bicycle which can not only save more time, but also provide them opportunity to see the outside of the village.

The enlarged transportation space is similar to a courtyard, which is also the beginning of the ramp way for people to ride the bicycle to roof with better view .

The main concept is crossing the architecture over the river by riding bicycle. There are some different spaces along the way, such as the museum of traditional and new culture, the courtyard, the ramp way and the place for overlooking the river.

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TERRACE: For people to have a rest, enjoy the sunshine and get better view of the traditional town——“Ciqikou“.

ENLARGED SPACE: The enlarged space at the entrance of the architecture over the river is one intersection of the “bridge“.

LAYER UPON LAYER: The layers of the building just like the wavy terrain in Chongqing, a mountain city.

GAZEBO: Two gazebos are formed because of the ramp way of the roof and floor.

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O ther Wor k There are some other work I had done recent years, including some sketching drawings, watercolor, and some hand-made models about construction. Thank you for reading.

SKETCHING DRAWINGS IN 2011

WATER COLOR IN 2013

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STILL-LIFE WATERCOLOR IN 2014

SKETCHING DRAWINGS IN XIAYU COUNTRYSIDE IN2012


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