NANCY LU  

ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR
  1. The Shifting Landscape
  2. Industrial Ghost
  3. Lagoon
  4. Symbiosis
  5. Chasing the White Rabbit
  6. Capsule Hotel
  7. Accordian Shelter

PROFESSIONAL WORK
  1. Currently at: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
  2. Shigeru Ban Architects
  3. ZBO Design Studio
    * The Great Wall, Reimagined
    * Tea Pavilions
    * Farm House
 
TANGENTS         

︎Food for Thought
  1. Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer.... 
  2. Graduating at a time of unprecedented circumstances, my work has embraced a paradigm shift to the virtual dimension... exploring the possibilities of augmented reality




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Mark

A.4. Symbiosis




Fall 2019
Site: South Boston, Massachusetts
 

Addressing the challenge of revitalizing South Boston, Symbiosis aims to transform 60 K street, a commercial and industrial building, into an urban housing complex. Inspired by the positive outcomes of combined day cares and nursing homes, the proposal strives to provide a community through a day care facility, communal spaces, materiality, vegetation and a system of apartment organization while preserving the historic quality of existing brick masonry structures.

The three groups of residents are families, the elderly and young  professionals. The apartments are designed systematically: an elderly unit is always placed next to a family or young professional unit to enhance the symbiotic relationship. In addition, family units are two-floor apartments that structurally overlap the others to reinforce the mutualistic quality of living while creating a unique facade pattern of bay windows and balconies. Furthermore, the elderly can volunteer at the day care to interact with children, provide assistance and combat loneliness.

The wide hallways become indoor streets that intertwine and connect communal spaces through the traveling cork and felt materials of the floor and wall of which reflect upon the green walls, vegetation and sculptural stairs of the exterior.



Diagram & Drawings



Process







Mark