Sacred Walls for Peace

Light and water are defined as the two primary elements which sculpt a sacred space beyond all religious boundaries. The design is strongly inspired by passive vernacular architecture found in the Casamance, Senegal region. Rainwater ...

Rehabilitating Mapo Oil Depot

Mapo Oil Depot was established in 1976 after multiple oil crises. In the transformation of the Mapo Oil Depot, the essence is not in the architectural formulation but in the reinterpretation and preservation of the ...

Environmental Performance of Adaptive Building Envelope Design

Since the first construction in 1962, apartment housing represented modernity and quickly became a ubiquitous urban housing typology in the midst of Korea’s rapid economic growth. As the city stepped into the 21st century, the old slab typology—criticized ...

Leichtbau

Proposal to build a temporary modular exhibition space for an annual winter sports event on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. The polycarbonate sheet frames are assembled to form bars and seating areas for the vip and public ...

World Seed Conference Masterplan

Located 20 km outside of Beijing, the masterplan required a new conference hub for hosting the ISF international seed agricultural federation with further plans for an ecological, recreational destination. The development phasing expands in concentric ...

Performance Arts Center + Daycare

The site faces a river park to the north and a mixed urban, suburban context to the south. The proposed program is a combination of performance arts center for the Allston community and a daycare ...

Madrid Urban Living Environment

The new economic conditions and housing demographics of Madrid require shared living facilities and a diversified mix of social and free market housing. The urban strategy of the project is to keep the site open ...

Culture Park Museum of Polish History

The Museum of Polish History is proposed to be located in the Ujazdow Castle as an extension of two modern courtyard wings in the original footprint of D. Merlini’s 18th century additions to the west of the ...

Urban Aeration

Can the physical materiality of our built environment actually reduce the carbon dioxide in the air? The concept for the site is that of a porous filter composed of carbon capture and oxygen enhancing natural ...

Wenzhou Highrise

Located on the southern edge of the business district, the 160m high Wenzhou Tower forms an impressive architectural gate condition for the entire new city development. A series of triangulated green pockets revolve around the ...

Factory of the Future

Published in Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche Economy Magazine Fall 2012, the research involved understanding the changing relationship of the supplier and the factory. To increase manufacturing efficiency, the current supplier produces modules rather than the basic pieces ...

Z8 Beijing CBD Tower

The 300 m high tower is located at the heart of the central business quarter of Beijing on the main axis of the city. The building is founded on a three-lobed shape in plan. The ...

Huawei R&D Masterplan

Phase II of the project is an evolution from an existing Phase I design on the R&D site. Special programmatic buildings are positioned to create epicenters shared by both phases. In contrast to Phase I’s ...

H:Y Pattern Housing

Generated through the analysis of Jasper John’s Usuyukii 1979 print, the pattern exercise outcome establishes an array of residential units from studio to luxury lofts. In addition to the shifting location of the corridor, the ...

Three Prong Bridge

A central hinge concept is used as a bridge which connects three different levels over a triangular open plaza. Like a three-prong scissor, the central hinge functions as a transition space for exchange and meeting. ...

Nantong Urban Museum + Sports Stadium Masterplan

The sports facilities and outdoor spaces of the masterplan introduce a playful 45 degree diagonal grid into the orthogonal urban context. The urban planning museum is a perfect cube which is a counter anchor to  an ...

Guangzhou Science Museum

The Guangzhou Science Museum is designed to provide maximum thermal comfort creating a urban microclimate. Evaporative cooling pipes are seamlessly integrated and woven into the vertical shading lamellas to reduce temperatures surrounding the museum. In ...