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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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Wafra Wind Tower

Wafra Wind Tower introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of the 21st Century Contemporary Kuwait. With the increasing demand for land in the city, the idea is to transform the single family-home living typology vertically where the tenants can enjoy the privacy of their own home, yet benefit from the tower’s amenities and prime location. The tower is raised on a plinth which is comprised of 2 levels of above-ground parking, and one level of the buildings’ public spaces, including a swimming pool and gym area.

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Saint Francis Chapel

The Saint Francis Chapel does not meet the conventional principles of the design of a chapel. It is a small cubic room inviting to pause for a moment of remembrance. The relationship with nature associated with Saint Francis is not what the design of the chapel shall convey, but it is the simplicity and openness, the reduction to elementariness and the restraint of symbolism. A room of meditation was created: a room of possibilities which is open for everyone. The open ceiling shall guide the view beyond the everyday. Small candle niches link to the traditional mysticism in this sparse room.

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Busan Opera House

The opera is designed to connect the sea and dry land. A reminder of sea waves but mountain slopes as well. It is the boundary between the two elements. The building functions as a performing arts center. It is a shell that will shelter all the facilities that constitute an opera. The services are placed beneath a huge “umbrella”, organized in order to function. Both the auditoria are designed to house high-class events and the associated auxiliary spaces are capable to host smaller art events. The single shell idea is ecologically friendly as it allows it to function as a sustainable entity.

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