第六十二期为您奉上的是南加州建筑学院，在 HMDG Inc 工作的杨晓楠。
A bosom friend afar brings distant land near. The Oversea album shares the lives of Chinese living abroad with all. The No.62 episode is about Xiaonan Yang, who graduated from SCI-Arc and working in HMDG Inc.
Why go abroad?
Trying to figure out what topic are those architecture schools in US focusing on. I don’t want to keep guessing.
I thought students with similar situation as me are the majority among young Chinese people who go abroad. I found out this is not true after I really getting to know them in Los Angeles.
What do you miss the most about China?
亲人 朋友 北京
Parent, friends, Beijing.
Will you come back? Why?
Yes but I still not sure about the best timing. There are more possibilities in making innovations in China. Immature environment brings opportunity.
Is it more distinct to view China in a different environment after going abroad? Any thought?
No. People know more about the surrounding circumstance. However the progress that China achieved is becoming more and more impossible to ignore.
What are the educational characteristics of your school?
In my observation that SCI-Arc is focusing on explore new form for next generation of architecture. Each Faculty has their own form language. Since the relationship between teacher and student is more like researching together but not preach, so the final presentation always even better than original expectation.
What are the characteristics and interesting points of your firm?
I am working on a single family house locating in Beverly Hills. The strict controlling and rigorous consideration on small details make me learn a lot. This kind of deep degree of thinking is rarely to see in student project.
Who is your favorite artist (in wider range such as art, music, movie)? What is the influence?
Automotive design，Japanese cartoon，science fiction movie. I don’t admire single person. All the stuff that tally with my own aesthetic can transfer to nutrition for my design.
What amazing character do your works have?
Trying to obtain chaos and complexity that produced by sophisticated control.
When did you start to follow gooood? Any suggestions?
I know gooood from the establishment. Now it already becomes my habit every day. It would be helpful if you can introduce some of the top architecture schools in China and all over the world.
W O R K
有进深的二维 | 2D Depth
Depending on the position of observing object, the result could be different. Object shift from a hovering perfect flat plane to a bent and curved continuous surface of light and shadow which allowing the brain to exist in blurred states…between 2 and 3 dimensions, between darkness and light, between compression and expansion, between knowing and not knowing. As the beginning of architecture as a profession, making drawing in two dimension to expressing spatial relationship in three dimension world and finding ways of construction is the crucial job of architect. It is the most important process that how does the translation happen from the 2d drawing to the 3d space or reverse. Especially during the process of design the huge amount of information missing brings the consequence of vague explanation and self-misreading. These mistakes are the impact that pushes the design forward.
2D Depth is a description of the dubious condition of contents translating between 2d and 3d. Lines stay in diverse forms simultaneously. It bears a unique topography of striating lines, gaps and folded operating on planes. In addition the multiple position of drawing plane would participate into the translation course as well. From the same point of view, since there are too many explanations which are tenable so that it is hard to tell the correct condition, in other hand, all answers are both right and wrong. Along with the change of position, the form varies continuously which brings the time dimension into the object. 2D Depth allows us to see the eyes’ inherent limitations as well as the excess of what they produce on their own. Faces disappear and again reappear. Forms are hidden and revealed.
▼左：不同层平面 / 右：生成过程图解。Left: Different Level Plans / Right: Generating Progress Diagram
▼带基地模型，Physical Model with Site
This design is trying to bring a new exhibition area in West Smithfield Market for Museum of London. Since the context is full of historical meaning and already left deep memories, the most important concept of this new addition building is to establish new exhibition space and to keep the spatial logic of the original building at the same time. The project takes the existing building’s plan, elevation and section as the 2D start. Using these noticeable 2D elements the new 3D space relationship is built. Then the image information from perspective view of existing building is projected on to this new 3D object to create vaguely familiar details variation on the new building. This projected 2D then can generate even more in next level. By doing this when audience experiencing this new museum their memories would always be recalled. It is hard for them to tell which part of the museum is new because everything thing seems to be like a Déjà vu. Audience need to keep changing their position to confirm their observation that fights with memory. The museum itself becomes the most valuable exhibit that carrying the extremely varied history.
▼从伦敦传统建筑氛围中获得灵感，Inspiration From the Atmosphere of London Studying Traditional London Building
▼尺度转译图解，Dimensional Translation Diagram
▼渲染和模型，Render and Model
▼分解轴测图，Axon Exploding Diagram
▼细部轴测图，Close-up Detail Axon Render
压缩失真塔楼 | Datamoshing Towe
What is the appropriate strategy for future skyscraper design? Skyscraper should no longer be isolated from its surrounding city environment. Meaningless totem type of tower is just a huge barrier or inefficient congestion that sticks in context. I try to explore new way to design skyscraper for Mexico City. The site located in historical area which right beside the existing Latino Americana Tower. By utilizing datamoshing theory this project gathers spatial information from surrounding buildings to generate the inner space, structure system and envelope for the new skyscraper. Datamoshing which also known as compression artifact is a noticeable distortion of media caused by the application of lossy compression. I define the skyscraper with two major perpendicular directions. One is facing the adjacent Latino Americana Tower. Another direction is towards low height traditional buildings and narrow path. In the first orientation the new tower obtain image information which is imitating the window condition of the glass curtain wall of Latino Americana Tower. On the other hand, urban circumstance is projected on another side of the building which almost like a miniature map that turned to vertical overlapping on the envelope. This image messages from two directions extrude into the volume from outside and form sophisticated interaction inside the tower which shaped the interior space, structure and envelope in progressive layers. Flat images are stretched into volumetric shapes. In this progress, the new skyscraper obtains the context characteristic and transfers it into its own form and space by mistakenly create variations of city images in 3D environment. As consequence, the Datamoshing Tower achieves strong connection with the context and cooperates with the city in a compact way.
▼结构系统图解，Structrural System Diagram
▼细部剖面，Close-up Detail Section
物体与场域 | Object vs Field
This studio brings up proposals for the redevelopment of the Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul. While the site is big and urban, this design approaches the project as primarily an architectural rather than urban problem. The tremendous size of the project allows for investigation of juxtaposition and difference as an architectural tactic.
Jonathan Lasker’s painting articulates the different differences and specific composition of different objects. There are always blurred lines between 2D and 3D, foreground and background, similarity and difference, object and field. These vague explanations make diverse contents find a way to compose as an entirety.
▼Jonathan Lasker的作品和细节，Jonathan Lasker Painting and Detail
▼模糊解释类型各异的内容，Vague Explanations of Diverse Contents
Squiggles and grids are often play the role as field in the master planning, those meant to be as an infrastructure in the city in general. However the transformational manipulations of both squiggles and grids become objects in specific location in the city. This relationship, an object as a field, a field as an object, a field as a field, and an object as an object generates the different manifestation of the relationship of field and objects. As a result, the relationship of field and objects are no longer distinct but ambiguous.
▼模糊解释类型各异的内容，Vague Explanations of Diverse Contents
廻 | Labyrinths
The museum is designed as a complexity-controlled machine. Every Component of the architecture formed different kinds of compact interacts to each other. These relations lead to a consequence that architectural space diversified and continuous. Spatial complexity originates from limited elements.
The site is located on a slope near Jingbo Lake in Hangzhou, where the scenery is fascinating. Influenced by Chinese ancient garden, the museum is designed as an interconnected maze. Museum provides multiple circulation routes as a labyrinth. This manipulation brings the time dimension into the space experience. Visitors obtained memories of the visiting which is not an “entrance to exit” mode, but a multi-aspects mode. They need to recall continually under the stimulus of the space hint to estimate their location in this building. This recall makes the piece of memories be recomposed. As a result, the museum is re-organized by visitors themselves.
▼基地分析，多种路径，Site Analysis, Multiple Circulation Routes
▼连续切片分解图，Parallel Successive Sections
超大尺度结构体 | MEGA
This is a megaton cruise ship by the side of the city park which creates endless programmatic possibilities. Instead of a single gym, it can accommodate variety of events. We propose an event-box that floats high above surrounding city environments which is visible from afar. The whole structure system forming a gigantic loop ran through both side of the horizon which also shapes a void frame towards the park. Congestion is the driving force of the efficiency of this construction.
▼水平天际线，Horizontal City Skyline