Extension And Reflection In Envelope

Yilu Chen, M.Arch '21

ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research

Gallery: Directed Design Research

Instructor: Yaohua Wang

This thesis aims to create an architectural condition by using envelope as a medium to translate nature language to architecture forms and three-dimensional space. The architecture is no longer independent individual on site but turns to be a by-product of the understanding of the existed contexts. The design was applied the reversed process that the envelope become the reflection of adjacent nature landscape. By using the technique of projecting, reflecting, extending, and folding, the envelopes translated the landscape geometry and generate interesting space, and at the same time, they create visual boundaries between nature and architecture. The envelopes play critical roles in design process that the architecture forms were generated gradually when developing the envelope. As a result, the envelopes produce the reflection of the landscape, projection of the architecture forms, structure support, circulation and building facade.