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Project Name: ALL IN
Location: Philadephia, PA, USA
Design Company: individual project
Chief Designer: Dingding Shi
Assistant Designer: N/A
Area: 50000 SF
Design Cycle: April 2023 - May 2023
Main Materials: Copper, wood, glass, concrete, granite, aluminum, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC)
Photographer: Dingding Shi
Design Concept:
The concept of this project that explores the dichotomy between the formless, non-physical nature of Artificial Intelligence and the tangible, geometric forms that humans inhabit. The primary structure consists of a geometric frame, representing the habitation, human aspect of the design. Enclosed within this frame that the interior space is an organic, sinewy cocoon-like structure, symbolizing the AI's essence as a living organism. This soft, enveloping form stretches and expands in all directions, creating a dynamic interplay between the two contrasting elements. When viewed from one angle, the building looks like a geometric box, but as one moves around the building, the perspective changes, revealing part of the organic cocoon inside. Through this visual transformation, visitors will be curious and explored.
Project introduction:
This project takes advantage of Philadelphia as a vehicle to explore architecture's relationship to the urban condition. To design in the city requires a reading of the layered and complex material morphology of Philadelphia made up of houses, businesses industries, streets, rivers, parks, natural features, and many other kinds of infrastructures. Additionally, a deep reading reveals less visible relationships and patterns that govern and shape its daily activities including politics, demographics, economies, climates, and all the complex histories. The project is a public market for the 21st century.
Site: Callowill Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Callowhill is one of several center city neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Named for the second wife of William Penn, Hannah Callowhill Penn the neighborhood is currently defined by boundary streets South at Vine Street North, South at Spring Street, West at Broad Street and East at 8th Street. Historically, the neighborhood was defined by Callowill Street that runs from east to west across Philadelphia and especially its proximity to the Delaware River, where it had its most early development as a market space and eventually the "red light" or "tenderloin" district of Philadelphia.
Further West from the Delaware River waterfront, the neighborhood developed as an intense large-scale fabrication an industrial home with remnants of these factories and warehouses still existing today. The Reading railroad lines that navigated through the neighborhood on elevated tracks referred to as the Viaduct were essential to growth of Callowhill by feeding industries with laborers and patrons to the tenderloin district. Remaining Viaduct sections today are being redeveloped into "The Rail Park" and is considered a similar urban potential as New York's high-line.
Due to the perceived seedy nature of Callowhill as the Tenderloin district, it became a target for a large-reaching urban renewal project referred to as the Callowhill East Redevelopment Project (1969) Coupled with the development of the vine Street Expressway (1959), the neighborhood became further divorced from Philadelphia center city. Much of the smaller stock buildings were demolished to clear the site for large swaths of property to encourage a new industrial park development close the center cit. The renews was largely a failure and the current Callowhill neighborhood has lost its connection with the waterfront and is typified by empty lots and 31 large commercial and industrial building holdouts that form the Callowhill Industrial Historic District.
As a formal organization logic, I understand and design reliefs. Unlike typical building relationships of figure / ground where a building is inserted onto a passive site, I explore the potential of figure / figure relationships where ground is designed in active dialogue as participant. The concept of relief offers an opportunity to build a more nuanced threshold between figure and ground relationship through calibrated stages between the extents of two-dimensions and three-dimensional expression.
In addition, reliefs present basic abstract formal compositional properties that are present and incredibly formative in urban morphologies at a range of scales including corners, edges, foreground, background. thresholds, divisions, and overlaps.
I. produce three types of reliet: 1) bas, 2) high and 3) figural. The three types of reliet are originally detined by Adolf Hildebrand in his "The Problem of Form* (1907) Chapter V The Concept of Reliet. Bas "low relief, raised work" translated from Italian basso-rilievo / Low / shallow relief.
2. High / deep relief 3. Figural in the round reliet Classic detinitions of reliet like Hildebrand's rely on subtractive techniques of stone carving contemporary work of Louise Nevelson operates within these classic types, but through additive techniques (typically ready-made found carved wood artifacts). By developing figure on figure relies, the studio can use them to probe and tigure the urban morphology of the site. The rellets become a city within a city. The underling grid work of Nevelson's additive relief work is clearly Mondrian inspired. Mondrian's paintings imbedded urban qualities, none more explicit than "Broadway Boogie Woogie" included in Colin Rowes Collage City.
The ultimate goal is to combine all three types of rellet into one site specitic rellet by midterm. The bas rellet condition can engage ground, landscape, hardscape, thresholds and tectonics at the landscape level. The high relief can motivate surface articulation and fenestration, while the figural relie i can suggest volumetric.
All of these relationships can and should be questioned, subverted and hybridized into unanticipated formations opening a new dialogue and understanding of the sites potential. A successful site relief will embody enough formal multiplicity to engage a complex urban morphology.
Exiled Industries/Entrepreneurial Programming
With increasing interest in reviving the fortunes of struggling communities, older industrial cities represent promising regions for strategic investment and critical centers for promoting inclusive economic growth.
The project will be a public urban market. The program of the market will be detined - a market for what? The previous rich history of 19th and 20th century industrial development in Philadelphia has been challenged with many of the previous industries exiled from the city center. This is the result of complex relationships to land value, labor practices, environmental and health standards and E general economical shift to globalization and free market capitalism.
Through an entrepreneurial approach. Each student will research and propose a contemporary program for the market. The entrepreneurial programs should demonstrate how a new version of former industry can be reintroduced to the contemporary city with a more ethically and environmentally responsible role. To take this on, students will research emerging models of industry that point to contemporary positions on labor, ecology, and technology - or what has been referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0. The new programming will be modeled explicit in regard to workflow, technology and material processes motivating an immersive experience of the public market. Each specific program will begin to inform the nature of the new urban market fostering a nen typology of unexpected exchange with the community.
Firstly, a large number of sustainable local materials are used in landscape design, such as black cherry in hard wood and flash pine in soft wood. Secondly, considering the issue of energy efficiency, in the design process of the main venue, the designer reduced energy consumption by using insulation, double-glazing windows, energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and incorporating renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines. At the same time, the orientation of the site buildings can maximize the utilization of natural light and solar thermal energy, thereby reducing the demand for artificial lighting. Adaptively reuse the abandoned Viaduct above the site, while saving materials and protecting heritage, to become a high-altitude railway park that radiates the surrounding community, and resonate by using the same design elements as the site architecture. In addition, this project utilizes a large area of diverse greenery on the site to reduce pollution and increase people's sense of happiness and comfort through this biophilia effect.

Designer:Dingding Shi

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Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base is a mixed-use project with the highest degree of industry complexity. The project is designed to create a future super-life experience in six dimensions: "Super Natural Ecology", "Super Landscape Resources", "Super City Chassis", "Super Industrial Headquarters", "Super Lifestyle" and "Super City Landmark", "Super Industrial Headquarters", "Super Lifestyle" and "Super City Landmark" to create the future super life experience, with a total volume of 600,000 square metres, including 358,000 square metres of super Grade A office towers, Shenzhen's largest office tower, and the most complex mixed-use development in Shenzhen. The total volume is 600,000 square metres, including a 358-metre super Grade A office tower, the tallest Shangri-La Hotel in Shenzhen, a social platform for high-end circles, and the first technology-enabled shopping mall in Shenzhen. The design of the super high-rise tower top is like a pearl of day and a lighthouse of night, showing its unique appearance and light to the surrounding area, lighting the way for the development of the region.
Based on the efficient urban function system of rail transport hub, this project integrates double station interchange + bus hub station to form a micro city. The integrated comprehensive study covers three major functions of residence, service and commerce, taking into account the transport infrastructure and market demand. Diversified urban functions are laid out around the interchange axis to meet the needs of work and life. Under the concept of vertical urban design, exclusive transport spaces are planned through a three-dimensional transport system, seamlessly connecting metro, bus and other modes of travel. The multi-layered public space includes green space, pedestrian community and urban slow walking system, creating a three-dimensional urban vitality place and realising the vision of "ground wherever people go".
To the east of the project is the super headquarters of the Bay Centre, to the front is the crossroads of the Deep Bay Green Valley and the Future City Ridge, and to the south is the azure coastline of Shenzhen Bay, which is surrounded by the superb natural landscape of Deep Bay. Taking advantage of this positive factor, the design creates the "Eye of the Bay" inter-cloud viewing platform on the top of the tower, which is the only one in China above the height of 350 metres and open to the sea, making the roof space of the building an urban cloud recreational destination integrating uniqueness, experience, publicity, scenicity and artistry. The city is no longer just a place of soaring heights above the city. Above the city, there is no longer just a towering glass curtain wall, but also direct contact with the city's humanities and natural landscape.

Agency:Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd., founded on July 31, 1998, is a large-scale sole proprietorship SOE under the direct control of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the People's Government of Shenzhen, and the leader in the construction and operation of rail transit of the city, with main businesses covering metro engineering construction, metro operation, investment and financing, resources operation and property management, engineering investigation and design, etc., formed a quaternity industrial chain of metro "investment and financing, construction, operation, resources operation and property development". 
As of the third quarter of 2016, Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd. possesses registered capital of 44.07136 billion Yuan, total assets of 274.815 billion Yuan, net assets of 182.344 billion Yuan, with asset-liability ratio of 33.6%, and 16700 employees. Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd. has formed "1+3" strategic management and control structure including three business headquarters of construction, operation and property development, and other related subordinate business. The group is divided into nine functional departments and three centers, and the related subordinate business includes municipal design, engineering consultancy, resources operation, property management, and railway management, etc.
As the main force in the construction of Shenzhen rail transit, since its founding, Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd. has completed the lines 1, 2, 3, 5 and 11 in Shenzhen rail transit project phases I, II and III, with a total length of 210km, and construction tasks of 133 stations and lines. We have synchronously constructed Luohu, Futian, Shenzhen North Station, Shenzhen East Station and other key transport hubs, and completed nearly one hundred municipal agent-construction projects. At present, Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd. is undertaking 5 lines and 7 extension lines in Shenzhen rail transit project phase III and phase III reconstruction, with a total length about 183.

Agency:Shenzhen Vanke Development Co.,Ltd.

Formally established in 1994, Shenzhen Vanke Development Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary and core profit enterprise of Vanke Group.
Formerly known as the Real Estate Operation and Management Headquarters of Vanke Group established in 1988, it is also the first professional real estate company of the Group, and is the birthplace of the real estate business of Vanke Group.
In 2017, Shenzhen Metro Group became the largest shareholder of the Group and has always supported Vanke's mixed ownership structure, Vanke's strategy of urban and rural construction and living service provider and business partnership mechanism, Vanke's management team's implementation of operation and management in accordance with the established strategic objectives and the deepening of the development model of "Rail + Property".
Vanke has always insisted on providing good products and services for ordinary people, and through its own endeavours, has made contributions to the best of its ability to satisfy the people's needs for a better life in all aspects. At present, the ecosystem built by the Company has taken shape: in the housing sector, the Company has always insisted on housing without speculation, and "building good houses for ordinary people and houses for people", and on the basis of consolidating its inherent strengths in residential development and property services, the Company's business has been extended to the commercial, long-stay flats, logistics and warehousing, hotels and resorts, and education sectors, in order to better serve the people's needs for a better life and achieve sustainable development. On the basis of consolidating its inherent advantages in residential development and property services, the Company has extended its business to commercial, long term rental apartments, logistics and warehousing, hotels and resorts, education and other fields, laying a good foundation for better serving the people's needs for a better life and achieving sustainable development. In the future, the Company will always adhere to the principle of "partnership and struggle", focusing on the "people's needs for a better life" and cash flow, and will continue to implement the strategy of "Urban and Rural Construction and Life Service Provider". Based on cash flow, we will deeply implement the strategy of "Urban and Rural Construction and Life Service Provider", continue to create real value, and strive to become a good enterprise worthy of the great new era.


Founded in 1997, AREP Design Group France is a multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral integrated architectural design group, part of SNCF Gares & Connexions, our mission is to provide sustainable, low-carbon spatial solutions for all regions and modes of transport around the world. Headquartered in Paris, France, with subsidiaries in Beijing, Vietnam and Switzerland.
Since 2018, under the leadership of President Raphaël Ménard, the company is committed to an ecological transition through the "EMC2B" (Energy, Materials, Climate, Carbon and Biodiversity) framework, which provides a concrete response to the major challenges of the ecological crisis.
AREP brings together nearly 1,000 people from 30 different countries. It has the highest turnover in the French construction industry. The company's design philosophy is "human-centred, peaceful, comfortable, elegant and easy to implement; respecting the cultural traditions of the city, its original urban fabric and local characteristics, and integrating modern design elements with the local culture". The company has set up professional departments such as pre-project planning, urban planning and urban design, architectural design, landscape design, interior design, engineering technology, economic estimation, etc., which has strong comprehensive strength and comprehensive competitiveness. At the same time, the company has a wealth of experience in the study of urban planning around rail stations, transport station design, development along the rail line, rail-related TOD mode and station design, and has built a series of representative works with significant influence in various fields in major cities in China.

Agency:Shenzhen AUBE Architectural Engineering Design Co.,Ltd.

AUBE Conception is a professional international design agency that integrates architecture, landscape, and urban design. It is guided by the philosophy of "international experience, localized practice, design enhancement". AUBE provides specialized services throughout the entire process of planning, landscaping, and engineering, aiming to create a better urban living environment, add artistic value to urban development, and construct poetic urban spaces.
Over the past 25 years, AUBE Design has participated in and completed more than 1,900 major design projects. It currently employs over 400 staff members with diverse cultural backgrounds and international professional experience.


CAPOL has consistently focused on the engineering field and now has Construction Industry (Construction Engineering) Qualification Class A, Urban And Rural Planning Qualification Class A, Engineering Cost Consultation Class A, Construction Project General Contracting Qualification Class I, Municipal Public Engineering General Contracting Level II, Landscape Engineering Design Qualification Class B and Housing Construction Project Supervision Qualification Class A. And has successively been awarded the titles of Top Ten Private Engineering Design Enterprises in China, Outstanding Private Design Enterprise in National Engineering & Consulting Industry, Guangdong Outstanding Enterprise, The Most Influential Company In The Engineering Exploration & Design Industry In Guangdong, and Shenzhen Top 100 Quality Enterprise.

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Tianxin lishui Bay Aesthetics Center


Located in the center of the community landscape, this project will serve as a permanent building to enhance the artistic atmosphere of the community, integrating the functions of the property, 4:30 class, art salon and other community functions. When thinking about the positioning, it takes the architectural forms such as art galleries and museums as the keynote, pays tribute to the master architect Tadao Ando in the material selection, and USES the clear concrete as the soul throughout the whole building.
Three boxes stacked one on top of the other, separated by two huge sheets of paper, look like a giant gift BOX about to be opened, dynamic and poetic. The solid, thick concrete walls are the plinth, in sharp contrast to the thin awning on the top floor. The sun was writing its own music on them.
The grey space of the building, which is composed of awning, landscape wall and glass door bucket, lengthens the moving line into the room and increases the interest of visiting.
The exposed concrete masonry wall used in the building has undergone three rounds of demolition and reconstruction under the shadow of difficult problems such as cement label, bolt member and formwork selection.
Sunset, twilight, the light of the "gift box" seems to be with a mysterious, as if looking forward to the next day of the sun to open it again...
The interior space is dominated by grey tone, closely integrated with the outer wall of the building. The volumes are interspersed, interconnected and interlaced with each other, with unique charm.
Through the door bucket slightly low space into the reception area, so that people suddenly enlightened, a bright at the moment. The caisson composed of diagonal sections cooperate with the simulated sky light can not help but let a person look up long.
The language of the building facade is extended into the interior, and the folding changes of origami in the space are used to integrate the building and the interior.
The detached ceiling is not only the wrapping of the artwork, but also a rare artistic re-creation in itself. Soft decoration art not only forms a kind of echo with interior and architecture, but also increases the interest of space.
Landscape, architecture, interior, the mood of a better combination, is the case designers do an attempt and a breakthrough. The "imprint of light" is introduced into the room, and the warm sunshine is recorded forever in the indoor space.

Henan Lishi Decoration Design Engineering Co. LTD