Appreciation towards Zhong Ren Huang for providing the following description:
Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York City, and a Bachelor of
Architecture from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where I received AIA
Design Honor Award for thesis project, Landscraper.
Copenhagen, Denmark, where I focused in Scandinavian architecture. It was the foreign
exposure introduced me to sustainability and building typologies.
interest, but a passion of creating sustainable environments for the collective whole. My
approach is to amplify the perceptual performance of architecture, establishing strong ecological,
environmental and site relationships, and pursuing innovation in use of technology and
configuration of space. Ultimately, my works aim to seek unique building typologies to
accommodate local living virtues and cultures.
ecology. I strongly believe that in the next twenty years, with the aid of advanced computing,
buildings will be much smarter, consume less energy and eventually become comprehensive
enough to create an ideal ecological system to self-sustain its energy consumption.
greeneries are only a small part of the ecological system. I believe facilitating and anticipating
“green” space to allow ecology system to adapt and develop into the building should be the main
Central Park, New York, NY
the city of New York. The proposal is to purpose a skyscraper which differs from its tradition
housing humans, this skyscraper purposes to house bird and reduce their dead rate. In New York
city, birds are in danger due our current technology which make possible for buildings to get
taller and glass facade more reflective. Taller building and more reflective glass window
endanger birds because birds conceive the reflection of sky on the glass facades of tall
skyscrapers as true sky, they were injured or died by crashing into the glass window.
serve as a home for birds. The skyscraper attractors through a strong beam of light, which will
grow at night to the sky. Food and vegetation to create nests are available this building.
Columbia Summer 2010
Fashion District, Los Angeles, California
Square Footage: 1,050,000 sqft
Type: Mixed used: Education Factory, Retail
wares out. Ironically, architecture, despite its inventible eventual decay, are often conceived as
monuments which exists beyond temporal constraints. Yet architecture and fashion both provide
protection and shelter to the human body, and each has the potential to lend an identity to the
people who occupy or wear them.
techniques. While fashion fabrication is at a relatively micro scale, architecture makes very similar
moves but at a larger scale. This research and design project explores new possibilities of
construction techniques from cloth fiber at the architectural scale.