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Architecture Landscapism

Architecture Landscapism:

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the anthropocene.

Contemporary Visual and Performing Arts Center

The contemporary visual and performing arts center is created with encounter spaces that lead to a medium and large performance halls.  The building utilizes a bowtie form to create a very thin wrapper that houses the three program elements.  The entrance to the project is in the center where at the base of a “trunk” that holds up the entire building with stabilization from the bowtie.


The Dance and Performance Arts Center, this project took place on a site surrounded by a parking garage, offices, shops, and a park. I took precedent from my time capsule when designing this project, starting with a grid of columns that intersect the theaters suspended within. The columns break off from the grid to form a “column garden” that draws guests in and invites performers to use them as an informal performance space.

Rec Center

Olivetti Canteen Renovation

The Olivetti Canteen was designed by one of the greatest Italian modernist, Ignazio Gardella. The building has a distinctive organic form and a harmonious relationship with landscape.

Based on the master plan that aims to deal with refugees crisis in Europe, the renovation project aims to create a complex building where staff of Olivetti company and refugee can find their comfortable space.

Riverside Residential Building

Riverside Residential Building is developed as a curved single loaded building which contains a continuous balcony facing the river so that all the residents can access the river view in their own unit. Between the river edge and the building, itself, there are three designed courtyards with different heights from public to private and have different functions. Each courtyard is connected to one level of the building. The activities park is connected to the public plaza.

Smart Arena

After studying The 21st Century Contemporary Arts Center by SAANA, the main idea behind my project became about how many different ways I can manipulate a circle to produce the arena. The two main objects in my project are the figure eight and the doughnut. One object was formed by overlapping two circles the other by subtracting the center. Under the figure eight roof there is a commercial center and the stadium. The commercial center is influenced by the positioning of the skylights.

Smart Arena

The project was located on an empty site in the Arena District in Columbus, Ohio. It is an extreme sports arena for activities such as the X-Games, Ninja Warrior, Motocross, Monster Trucks, etc. There are also 3 intersecting train lines that meet on the site and it is being considered for a transit hub for Columbus in the future. The concept for the project came by combining the transit hub and the arena into one location because this was to be a focal point for the city.

Solution to Babel

My concept started with the Babel tower. The tower finally failed because of the language separation. It also happens in the refugee society. Research shows that even the skilled refugee couldn’t apply their knowledge to the real life working, for the language becomes a barrier. The solution to the failure of Babel, as response to the social failure of refugee, could be language education as a start to social integration.


Living-Work Grid Housing

Living-Work Grid housing’s site is in Franklinton, Columbus, Ohio, nearby the Dodge park. The site is the joint of Downtown, Park and Industrial area. So according all the surrounding conditions, the Living- Work Grid keep the essential elements form each three different areas. Park as platform for outdoor activity, Downtown as a tower for working, Industrial as modular houses for living. In the project, people who live in can feel the strong union Living-Work community. People can see the big scale tower everywhere on the site.


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