Luoyang, China, 2014.07 -- 2015.02 [Built Project] X.HAN Design Studio/In Charge of whold Design, Leader of Construction, Budget Client: Chunfang Yan Cost: 1,200,000 CNY
9c Institute is located in Luoyang, China, which takes 7000 sqft at south of Luo River. It is a place for pupil to study English, Mathematics, Chinese after school. Based on the culture of Chinese education, student under the big press of college entrance examination, which only allow minority students have chance to go to university. Therefore the examination obviously encourages the contradiction between “hard work study” and “playful kids nature”. My idea is break the contradiction by designing the space and connecting the study with enjoyable.
9c institute includes 8 big classrooms, 4 small classrooms, 1 Lecture room (also the library), rest area, Food area, kitchen, staff rest area and offices. The idea of connection presents in spacial and functional. In spacial, the labyrinthine corridors show the surprises to kids at each corner, different entertainment places on the table at the corner, as a stop of corridor, or as a rest of study. Different sizes of rectangular windows on each wall of classrooms, setting up the connection between the study area and playful area. In functional, the main rest area along the big window also can be used as game area; the lecture room also can be used as library after class.I choose the wood as the main material to provides the feeling of nature to kids. The other walls are write and the floor is concrete. Only yellow, write and gray in this building.
The most interesting experiences of this project for me is how I realize my design into practice. I learned how to communicate with clients and construction team, how to balance the needs and budget of clients, how to solve the sudden problems in process. These knowledge also turned into my own abilities of design with thinking, communication with skills, and construction with prepare.
Luoyang, China, 2012 [Individual Built Project] X.HAN Studio/ In Charge of whold Design, Leader of the Construction, Budget Client: Huichao Han Cost: 23,000 CNY
The pavilion I have built is located in my hometown Luoyang. It is located in my family’s countryside yard in which two dark red buildings stand on both ends and an eastern clay wall as my dad’s age, stands across from a red brick wall which belongs our neighbors. Two trees next to it and in the middle of the yard, a brick path starting front the moon door leads to the back one. A white wall stands in the front middle of the yard, which, according to a Chinese fortune teller, must be built for its function of avoiding bad luck.
The pavilion is located besides the white wall which I called lucky wall. The pavilion designed following the basic demands of my family. My father want a place to take a nap, a shelf to place things; My mother want a place to enjoy sunlight or sounds of rain, a bookshelf and a dinner table; I want to have a place to read in the garden.
I researched how to assembly the brick wall to present a shelf, a table and a seat. After 38 different types of brick walls, I choose the one which can stands highers and longer, to shows different function as the final one. Then I lead the construction team to build the pavilion as the 6 steps in left. Now the pavilion are surrounded by flowers and greens.