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Haj House Complex

Light, shadows, shelter, pilgrims, garden, paradise… the concept of the Haj House Complex in Lucknow is hereby, through this proposal, addressed as a cord connectively fastening the stems of some of the main features in Islamic traditional architecture; by trying to be much more than just the sum of different functional requirements housed within “rational” buildings, we wanted to push stronger and farther, in order for those concepts to be tangible in the final scenario.

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Star House

Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait. Approaching from the desert, it slowly begins to unfold to the visitor. The formal structure of the house is designed to maximize views to the sea. Upon entry, one catches a glimpse of the sea whilst descending into the public space. On this lower level, the chalet extends into the landscape and the sea, accentuated by an infinity pool and surrounded by a garden. The private side, located at the entry level, is concealed from the visitors by a bamboo wall.

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Origami

The project would be more appropriate to proceed both architecture and interior work simultaneously. It’s a Real Estate Agency. The old building is reused; retains the original floor slab and structure columns of shops on Floor 1 and Floor 2, knock out all external walls and windows, repack the project. So from the facade to the interior, this case is also the whole concept of design at the same time, is design concept as a whole, expand out based on the original building structure, make a cortex with the shape of origami, wrap up the old building, so the transformation is invisible.

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The Float

We design architecture ,interior and landscape in this project. The case is a “Realestate Agency”, the name of the realestate is [Sky villa], so conceive the the concept with thus case name as starting point. And the project is located in Xiamen downtown, the conditions around the base are unfavorable, there are old apartments and construction site, opposite is a school, no landscape surrounded. In the end, with the concept of [Float], pull the sales center to a height of 2F, and create own landscape, a stack- level pool, so the sales center likes floating in the water, and the visitors go across large acreage of pond, and across the ground floor of sales office, walk to the back stairs and go up to sales hall. The construction is steel structure, building design and interior design seek the integration and unity in technique.

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Temporary Information Pavilion

The project is designing a mix-use temporary pavilion at Trafalgar, London for various functions and events. The proposed structure emphasizes the notion of "temporariness" by using recycling shipping containers as the primary construction material. Its metallic nature is meant to establish a contrasting relationship with the existing building reinforcing the design concepts. Also, the formal expression of the building is organzied and arranged in a random fashion creating a temporary landmark on site to attract visual interaction during the building's short life.

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Cheung's Residence

The residence is designed with simplicity, openness and natural light in mind. The footprint of the building shall reflect the constraint of the existing site and the formal expression shall be clean and simple. An atrium and balcony are located on the north side of the building illuminating the entrance and the dining area. Sliding windows are provided at the south end of the building where the living room and kitchen are to maximize natural lights and provide spatial flexibility. Skylights are proposed throughout the building to further reinforce the design ideas.

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