Hongrun Che

Supervisor: Professor Justyna Karakiewicz


01:Lively vibe on rainy days.

02:Our building environment corporates well with nature and rain for sustainability target, but it isolates us from the real nature. But Chinese ancients, appreciate nature no matter its good weather or not. I think they reveal a special kind of Eastern naturalism of the relationship between man and nature.

03. How to create a new mode of using space through the exploration of the isomorphism between the mountains and roofs is one of the goals.

05. Snowy in the winter, represents solid water. Roof collecting snow could allow people to play. Under the roof, people could watch the snow in a cozy, warm, and cave-like space.

06. Rainy in the summer, represents the liquid water. Roofs shelter people, guide and invite rain inside carefully. People could read in a space surrounded by the sound of raindrops on the big leaves.

07. Sunny in the fall and spring, represent vapor water. After the rain, the water level of the outdoor pool rises and rainwater flows with some leaves outdoor into the small puddles indoors. The roof could collect the water and humidify the dry place.

09. The combinations of three roofs could create diverse spaces and make precipitation progressively reach the ground in stages.

The public living room provides multiple activities for people and interactions with water.

Ideally, it could have the traditional quality from old Chinese architecture in a modern way.