第六十期为您奉上的是毕业于哥伦比亚大学，在Lynch Eisinger Design工作的杨思齐。
A bosom friend afar brings distant land near. The Oversea album shares the lives of Chinese living abroad with all. The No.60 episode is about Siqi Yang, who graduated from Columbia University and working in Lynch Eisinger Design.
Why go abroad?
To see the world.
Is there anything happened impressed you the most abroad?
I guess it’s the fact that everybody in New York is good at being themselves. It’s very unlikely that someone would judge you, instead a lot of times people appreciate your unique weirdness. Manhattan is a horribly small island, but she is awfully open to all the possibilities as well.
What do you miss the most about China?
The tiny rice noodle shop near my high school, the street barbeque truck at the back door of my undergrad dormitory, and of course, my drinking pals.
Will you come back? Why?
Probably a yes, because what I am doing here, abroad, is just experiencing, it’s really special and everything, but it’s just super hard to grow a sense of belonging in my bones. Sometimes I’d rather think of myself as a citizen of the world, as a cosmopolitan.
Is it more distinct to view China in a different environment after going abroad? Any thought?
My understanding is now a little bit blurred and magical realistic, maybe I’m being inevitably torn by all the different kinds of values, it’s always so hard to tell, but I do know better about what I really love about, I miss dearly the close relationships in the neighborhood, being bathed in the great ambience of a complex of mixed feelings.
What are the educational characteristics of your school?
Put the diversity talk aside, GSAPP is taking argument and history education very seriously. I happened to know a lot of professors has OMA background, adding the fact that there are giants in history department like Mark Wigley and Kenneth Frampton, to me,these two factors formulated the current climate.They built a library beneath the studio, so we have to learn history before we do actual design, that makes perfect sense. However, I do think that different studio/elective arrangement may cause different thinking in this question.
What are the characteristics and interesting points of you firm?
I’m currently working in a 10-ppl office in Downtown Manhattan, it’s small, but has a very cozy feeling. Both my employers graduated about 20 years ago from GSAPP. Our current major client is Calvin Klein, so actually most of my days here are dealing with retail design, but it’s very fabulous in a way that knowing the different ideas from another design industry and the collision and merging between ours and theirs. After Raf Simons took over the chair of Creative Director and their huge success in 17FW, they are at their turning point for the moment, and I’m super excited to work along with their creative services and being a part of it. The design scale of mine is small, but I’m learning a lot more about detail and material,sometimes I design furniture and fixtures, and I feel somehow my field is getting bigger.
Who is your favorite artist (in wider range such as art, music, movie)? What is the influence?
Henri Rousseau, I’d say, I’m so smitten with his work. He never left France yet he painted the most romantic rainforests. I think he’s got this kind of brutal acumen and honesty, he was a real dream maker. I just wish someday I could be as imaginative as him, and could always bring the stars, the lions even the sleeping Gypsies with me, though I might probably just happen to be in a botanic garden. I will be trying to maintain this sort of impetuous imagination as a teenager so that I could always create a certain ambience in my designs.
What amazing character do your works have?
There are still many flaws in my portfolio, it might not strike people as a very fascinating kind. However, speaking of features, I put in all my efforts to try to capture the ambience of my design and translate it using my own words, to create some moments which are not boring and try to understand more about materials.
When did you start to follow gooood? Any suggestions?
About 4-5 years, when I was in undergrad I would browsing gooood everyday and see what big has happened in our architectural world. Wish gooood could keep us updated and keep bringing us high quality feed!
W O R K
集 | Fairland-Artfair as pilgrimage
Instructor: Galia Solomonoff
Artworks and Art market are becoming much more significant in world economy than any given day before, art fairs are starting to have a real influence on cities which hold them and related industries. Fairs might be as short as a few days, but the sudden impact they leaves behind is rather important to urban economy and culture. Also, there would be a huge increase in business of hotels and pubs. Think Frieze London as an example, the venue is not massive but yet it has a massive influence on a pretty large radius.
Saude in Rio De Janeiro has a very artistic root and it’s a home for many art galleries and museum, feeds some temporary art programs in the mean time. Pier Maua is the site, and I try to use the most iconic material in Latin America which is concrete, as a structure to host the fair, and try to break the endless fair ground with several surprising spaces.
Meanwhile, inside these spaces I try to make them host some related programs as it became a ‘mandatory’ trend, this method could be considered as a way to create surprising spaces in an endless fairground. The fair is actually located at the second floor, so the ground floor is completely opened to the public and remaining them a sense of a compact pier.
黉 | School of schools as an Urban Theatre
Collaborator: Ran Song
Instructor: Mimi Hoang, Eric Bunge
A visiting architecture school can provide fabulous shows to the public the same way as touring troupes and circus. This project is trying to figure a way to design an architecture school building as well as to rethink pedagogical possibilities of architecture education. Different schools come to this school/program on a rolling basis, bringing in new thoughts in curriculum, wishing to be hosted. The site of this project is at a very transporting friendly crossroad, resulting loads of exposure to the public.
Under this premise, we treat this visiting school as an urban theater. Within the architecture school, we did a robotic platform system helping those supportive spaces to prepare the studio as in theaters Back of House help staging different scenes during a given performance. On the outside, the building provides a vertical plaza system, help the public get more involved. People from different industries could provide ideas from different angles other than architects as well.
Within school of schools, different visiting schools have different emphasize of their program and need different function rooms. Also within different phases of design, studios may require various kinds of function support. Scenes should change very frequently. Conventional space mode may cause pedagogy low-efficiency. So we proposed a high-efficiency studio space which the institution can transform based on the need of different schools.
The site of school of schools is on a hot spot with dynamic public flow and is around several public plazas. We try to expand the spirit of publicity of the site and propose for our school of schools a pedagogy mode with more public engagement. By creating continuing vertical plazas rooted on the site, we provide more space for schools to hold grand exhibition or conference to communicate with the public.
寺 | The Forgotten Temple
Instructor: Thomas Phifer, Gabriel Smith
Fort Tryon Park is located in northern Manhattan and with a very long history, well afforested, and the cloister was there as well. All factors come together and make it a very beautiful site for a meditate space. This Project is trying to use the most traditional ways of wood construction and creates a dialogue between site and the space.
There are just two types of spaces in this project, a hallway, and a meditate space. The building is facing south with a semi transparent facade, confronting 3 trees on site, being able to fully capture the movement of the shadows on the screen. The meditate space is a narrow and relatively high volume, to create a tiny amount of anxiety helping people inside to be more sensitive and aware of the surroundings and focused on the shadow movements. The shadows would become the only connection between the occupants of the space and the outside world, they are going to lose track of time and space.
铃 | Belltopia
Arcosanti is located in Arizona, to the north from Phoenix, which was a arcology utopia model designed and constructed by Paolo Soleri for most of his life. Base on the background of Arizona local culture and Phoenix urban sprawl, we chose a marginal site as our new utopia for Arcosanti residents.
From the beginning, our project affords ten different major function programs (such as public library, transportation station, Soleri Bell foundry…) and ten different urban infrastructure ( water storage, solar energy collection, garbage recycle…). Each community must contain one program with one or two infrastructures and should also accommodate certain quantity occupants. After choosing Bell foundry as our program, we took the abundant heat energy and desert area climate into consideration, finally, combined water storage and solar energy collection in our design.
Taking advantage of storage water as the thermal energy container. The water is able to store solar energy and furnace heat to cool the building during daytime and warm the community through water circulation system during night to achieve a more stable community climate.
During geometry generating period, we took Arcosanti residential-communal dome as spatial reference, we designed two heating water layers to sandwich living unit and finally reach WATER STORAGE-FOUNDRY & COMMUNITY- LIVING- WATER STORAGE- ROOF LANDCAPE space sequence.
Lower level and higher level residential plan has different penetration relationship with community and living unit densities.
Ground and canal transportation hubs are situated to the north and south, we use L shape circulation which driving through interior foundry to connection these two points.
昼 | Do not go gentle into that good night
When comes to high latitude areas, sunlight in winter becomes a kind of scarce resource for people living there. On an ordinary Northern Europe winter day, the night is longer than daytime. Sometimes daylight could only last for several hours. Because of the lack of sunlight, people living in Northern Europe have gained a series of physical and psychological disorders. For instance, thousands of Finns suffer from seasonal melancholia through those long, cold northern winters. They feel weak and undergo unreasonable sadness (These two are the typical seasonal melancholia symptoms) all the time when winter comes. Furthermore, those who have got melancholia sleep a lot and are obsessed with sweets, which result in their unhealthy lifestyles.
This project is a timber little house which can extend daytime and release a certain intensity of sunlight to ease the symptoms of seasonal melancholia. The releasing layer we install in the house interior imitates the natural lighting pattern and intensity somewhere in the same longitude of the project location but in a much lower latitude (may be somewhere around 30 degrees or lower) which means a bigger solar elevation and stronger intensity. These refitted houses can be considered as a new kind of city infrastructure and located all over the northern Europe cities to help citizens ease and cure their seasonal melancholia,prepping them up through a long winter.
The operation mechanism is based on implanting optical fibers into the texture of raw wood material to create a brand-new building unit. The unit has two parts, one is receiver which is used for collecting sunlight during daytime and the other one is a signal source releasing the collected sunlight into interior space. The light cycle system below which consists of receiving fibers, introduction fibers, a vacuum ring pipe circulator and a releasing end connects these two layers together. We actually turn the ‘Light Delaying Effect’ into reality through the device and give citizens a chance to steep themselves in the sun even during the dark night hours. Because the lighting pattern is imitating the natural light mode in another latitude, people can choose any stimulated latitude they want to make the lighting result fill their expectancy.
壳 | The Crater
Senegal Tanaf is a relatively poor village with multiple religions. In order to provide a sacred space to contain different religious activities, we choose an open site to settle our design and construction.
The sacredness of architecture has an original appeal to human beings, offering serenity, introspection, and strength. It is my main intent to create a sacred space accessible to everyone. Here, free from the mortal coil, people can sit in circles, absorb the pristine strength from heaven and earth, and seek the origin of their souls. Circles and shadows are the two basic elements. Shadows are captured through the skewed and strewn annular walls, which form various hallways for meditation and lead people to the main chamber embedded into the ground.
The project was constructed by the local red soil as the main construction material. First, we will dig out the main chamber, as well as the ramps. Then, we will directly process the soil and build the walls. This allows us to not only reduce the transportation costs, but also ensure the uniformity between the architecture and the earth it stands on. To guarantee the completion and quality,the traditional local method will be adopted to process the soil and undertake the construction.
Rather than an isolated venue, we intend to offer different applications to the local community. The annual walls can stand as a basic symbol, while the venue is used and adapted flexibly for various purposes.