project1:skin- feedback LP reflection

I learned how to do swatch by using needles, I also learned how to analysis the color, and also how to find strong relationship between the research to the final product.

I enjoying the class that I learned so much more skills that help me develop and challenges myself. We help each other in the class and learn from each other by pin up and so more.

I find lots of challenge that to do the things that I never done before in this class. And also teacher encouraged student to challenge ourselves by doing the technique that we never done before.

I will do more experience, add more material and also learn more pro stitches to help me to reach my idea as best as I can. I love almost all of their work because they all have different thought at their projects, big scales, color diversity,

so on


Semester long journal

My favorite architecture is my grandmother’s kitchen, which is a kitchen that is a single building. it has big scales like big fireplace, big table, large scale chair. High roof, the old bean is holding the whole building. I remember the air smells nasty. By the way, that kitchen is an individual house that sperate to where my grandparent lives. There is no electricity in that house. Cook by fire, light my candle, but it has a great memory in my old childhood. Especially during the spring festival, this building is able to contain 20 more peoples in this place. It’s a kitchen and a dining place combined together. The dog always can finish the dishes we can not finish. The old glass window is aged and dirty, sunlight gets in the building through those couple glass window becoming unique light in my memory, every furniture is aged and old, but good quality made by my grandfather. This is the architecture and interior make me into this area of study. I think a nice space design is not just the design but also another most important half is the people who live in this space. No matter how good this space is, if the people who live there do not understand or use the space nicely, this space is just like a dead body do not have a soul. That space has my best memory in there, the reason it has all the large scale is this building is design to contain lots of people for the festival. kid and dog have enough space to run and play, elders has a big space to have a nice meal with lots of families or friends.




William Morris is a great artist, he always keeps his own thought about the craftsmanship and the beauty of the art. I think now on, there are lots of people who start to buy artwork made by industry, because of the cheap price and the

good quality. However I still think handcraft made the best expensive value work in the world because it is unique, every piece of artwork is unique because of man-made. Another hand I think there is no wrong with industry

produce artwork because it a more efficient but the most important thing that keeps the craftmanship is paid a lot more attention to the design part. That is a great advantage of technology develops, there is no wrong with man-made

art but follow the century develop we need to fit ourselves into this best place.  Finally, at Morris’s insistence, the company’s partners left the company, the company changed its name to Morris and continued to produce and sell the

various handicraft designs that Morris insisted on. Morris is a great example if the world can not do what he wants, then he does it by himself to keep the last bottom line of craft art. I am so touched by his decision for his whole life.

Put myself on his shoe, I do not know how much courage I would have to do things like him.



With the word neoclassicism, Gaudi is one of the most successful architects has combined the style of old and new and created something that was unique and stunning back in the nineteenth century in Spain. 

Catalonia, which is located in the northeastern part of Spain used architecture as a tool of expression to convey their emotions towards the oppressive central government. Within the same country, Madrid and Barcelona still obtained the Gothic style as it was reinforced by political connotations of a constant campaign for Catalan autonomy.


Casa Milà has a rough shape of a figure 8-two asymmetrical sections ranged round two small, shaft-like, concrete-floored courtyards. Casa Milà was built from 1905 to 1910, the facade which is Spanish, of the Casa Mila is described as wave breaking; the entire structure has been called an immense sculpture. However, the citizens of Barcelona would rather call it the house of stones. It is built of sandstone, concrete, and majolica with ironwork draped on its bulging balconies.



For futurism, we have a really good thing good storage of traditional stuff from history. 4000 years of history gives us a lot. I agree that we can progress with the future and keep looking forward but I think that keeps looking back what people have done with their wisdom and learn from them. I think we need to keep respect with the ancient and traditional stuff. They said they think we just need to forget past and keep going forward. Technology is developing and we are going so fast, one way we can go fast but another way we also need to think back. Respect for the things people done, and also keep experiencing a new world and new ideas. 

Even generation is getting better and better. However the 4000 years of history is really important. Once we lose some of the knowledges we can not go back and doing our civilization again. Every piece of today can not live without what human has done 4000years ago.



why people do not accept urban at that time?

what is the effect of Doxiadis design?

does America’s freedom affect the design style?

what is organic architecture?

what is the real morden?

should the city build by plan or not?

Are the country and city equal?

what can the railroad make the country decided?



What is human scale? Human function? Those are two really important question. I love those articles and the point those text made is such a right idea I think. First at all, Human scale is a important thing to think about when we doing design because this world is made by human most part. We should think about human scale all the time when we design stuff and especially stuff that have relationship with human body. For example, product design, furniture design and interior design. There are a lot more things to think about so we need serious face those function and scale. Type is also a really important words that because different types of thing need different type-need which is different type of design. Different types of furniture requires different human scale and different function. Table has unique function makes the scale being different. Those couple words have strong relationship to each other. Also the third story tell us that everything is actually serve for human. So do not mass up the relationship. Some designer think that other people should follow the product or art he design. Never forget that product is always serve for human, otherwise there is no meaning to create or produce the art. As a design should be really clearly understand this relationship

What’s the relationship between human scale and human function?

How to define decoration art?

How can we understand crime at different way?

Ornament make people different?

Is designer’s idea more important than customer?

What’s the own definition of decoration art?



The Johnson is a amazing architecture at that time. He graduated from Harvard, and also he love to visit French German and those countries, He also went to Greece to visit all the different architectures. He quiet his school lots of times because of those trips in those country. After he come back to us, He love to bring back the modern design style as international style. Using glass, lights to make the architecture better experience for human body. He learned a lot culture in ancient Europe cultures to apply in to the modern architecture or interior space. There are lots of examples like that. Some time we can see some of those inspiration from a art piece like sculpture or painting. Same parterns, same scales, same light, same structure and so on. His favorite thing is knowing how to communicate with old culture and apply to the new world. He is never limited himself to develop his idea all the time. Play with shadow and light is his favourite way, also using some recycle material. Personally I also really love to transfer the traditional culture or architecture to the new architecture or new material interior but have really strong relationship with the traditional idea or traditional form. That leads to a better upgrade design compare to the traditional one. to define the international style?


2.what is the best way to design the modern style?


3.Why Philip Johnson does want the friend to do that?


4.what are most important element of architecture by Philip Johnson ?


Week 9:

This week’s reading talked a lot about the house research, to analysis one house by couple particulars way to the scale,material,light,pattern and even human relation about it. It is really related to the details of every corner in this house and what’s the function and meaning about it. Some paragraphs is focusing the corner and analysis it in lots of different ways like the ceiling pattern, color and material. “His ceilings were plastered, walls were usually a dark hardwood plywood” those kind of description are everywhere in the article. Lots of data support, the scale, the weight and so on everything can help the me understand the house better and the greatness of the house. Something that I never expected is at the first article, it helps put all the environment element in to the whole architecture. The enviroment actually affects a lot to the building itself. Couple of the drawing that perfectly showing how does this architecture communicate with the environment. The trees or the shadow of the trees or how the light becoming totally different stuff through this particular environment affect. Different angles of shot helps me totally understand the truth about this space. For example, the outside corner at the mountain that how the trees hit the surface of the building. The little shadow picture in the the west wall. Shots that under the living room stairs. All those angles of shot make this case study. All of those three documents that introduce the kind of contemporary style of the building and interior, 


Why should we include the space outside of the building?

How could environment affect interior?

What are the element about that affect?

Are those case all modern style?

Why all those design are in the end the 19 century and the beginning of 20 century?

What is the difference between future style and modern style?





The lecture of the waterfalls is a great architecture which is the one we have in today’s lecture class. It is one of the really famouse international style at the post war United States. Clear and strong geometry shape used in this architecture which created the significance part of the international style and modern architecture. Luckily I have been there couple years ago with my high school class trip. It’s a wonderful place and space when you arrive there. Totally unforgettable experience when you put your body inside of that architecture, combined interior and architecture. Lights. Colors, patterns, temperature are all really amazing at that environment. There are a great waterfall under that house. You can clearly hear the sounds of the water flowing and falling, that sounds can almost make you fall into the sleep, combined human made architecture with nature craft together to reaching the top design of this house. What is amazed me is also about the style and functionality of this design, there are some windows at that house are designed for living guests have unforgettable experience, for example there is a low window on the stairs, the purpose of that is to make people can see what’s going on about the room they are going to. also there is a car entrances and a human entrance both on the back of the architecture to make people cannot see the entrances which I think it’s a such a smart idea. The environment is full of trees, as the season changing this house’s experience is also changing as well. Winter is peace, warm, beautiful. Summer is cool, water, energetic. That the power of the design and also the power of the nature. All of those design idea make this one of the most famous architecture in USA.


week 11

    The focus of this week is the funk architecture by Bill Voyd the shape of it is amazing, first at all it is a unusual architecture at that area or even that period of time. The triangle is the most stable shape in the world, the designer using lots of triangle to make the whole surface of the architecture, the colorful material is also showing the relationship between the architecture and environment. Also the material is glass so that make it more interesting. There are lots of big triangle that contain lots of small triangles, and it almost honeycombs shape structure. Also at the night, people at the outside can clear see the light part that is square. Using the structure as format for an asymmetrical design image is a more significant and specialized elaboration. It is not a dome it’s a home. Actually the most important part of this project is about the material and the environment. Plywood, Railroad tie, culled lumber and so on. All the material are so friendly to the environment that are not wasted. I love the way that how simple those architecture is, to make the space more flexible increasing tha the flexibility is really important element to make this project much more functional and reliable.


Hudson Yards is being planned to be “Tomorrow’s City Today”. “Hudson

Yards represents the 21st century, and Battery Park City represents the end of the

20th century,” said Mitchell L. Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at

New York University. “They are just totally different.” It will become the cultural

center of Manhattan’s New West Side. A template for the future of cities, this new

neighborhood which has not only changed the impression of New York towards

the world, but also the way of how New York think about the world. It has a

special and good location, makes it will be the best developed cultural, business

and supervise tourism exchange. However, why this area was chosen with such

future proposals.

Hudson Yards is a 28-acre mixed-use development on Manhattan’s far West

Side, bound by 34 th and 30 th street to the north and south, and by Tenth Avenue and

the West Side Highway to the east and west. This area is divided into two parts.

The first phase, Eastern Yard, will be eight new buildings including residential and

commercial skyscrapers, public gardens, a massive shopping mall, and the Shed

cultural center. The Western Yard, on the other hand, will have an additional

residential, office, and retail space, as well as elementary school. After 12 years of

planning and six of construction, Hudson Yards is composted by 2025,



Hudson Yards will be the core of Manhattan’s finical, top elites, shopping

gathering, and residences of New West Side, as well as the template for the future

of cities. The reason why it has the advantages of being the most prosperous area

in the future is about its profound history, wide undeveloped space, and the

convenient location. A landmark cannot be made in one day.




The Hudson Yards is currently being transformed into the Hudson Yards

megaproject has functioned as many things in the city’s 400-year history, this area

before trains ran alongside pedestrian and other traffic, frequently leading to

carnage and the nickname “Death Avenue.” The grade-level tracks were replaced

by the freight-carrying High Line in the 1930s. The interesting design Mayor

George Opdyke cited New Yorkers’ propensity to jaywalk as a reason to keep the

train cars together and persons desirous of crossing a railroad track will wait for


the rapid passage of a train of cars without making an attempt to pass over. It

seems very dangerous, so in 1910 New York Central Railroad empire change the



basketball film



It was just a normal day in New York City, I was busy on my daily work, with my laptop, suddenly I fell into sleep. It is a Dream: When I was in high school, I play basketball every day in my school with my friend. Back then I love basketball, watch NBA game with my friend every night, Basketball was my everything at high school. All the memories come up to my mind. I feel I should make some change。 So I waked up. Right now I am at college in New York Manhattan. There is too much thing going on in the city. It made me start to forget to lose more and more passion for basketball. My body is getting fat, my health is going down. My life becoming new York life, unhealthy life. Playing a video game, eat snacks and sleep a lot, using lots of computers. Even life is better, the apartment is better but my heart is becoming empty.

I hear my friend knock on my door. He passes me the ball, I decide to find the passion back on the court.


I used a lot of close-ups to express the emotions of the picture, and there are also many long shots to let the audience feel the charm of the scene.  The lens of the basketball, the lens of the running, the lens of the eyes, the lens that touches the high, and the various details that can touch the heart.  Use these details to let the audience feel the emotions I want to express. My love for basketball, my thoughts about the past, and the tiredness of my life are in these pictures.  And I use black and white to distinguish between the present and the past, memories.


Mini-task_First-Hand Research

Hudson Yards is a real estate development in the Chelsea and Hudson Yards neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York City.

It is the largest private real estate development in the United States by area.

Upon completion, 13 of the 16 planned structures on the West Side of Midtown South would sit on a platform built over the West Side Yard, a storage yard for Long Island Rail Road trains.

this is the future of new York . All the new stuff cultures buildings are all gonna be here.

The first of its two phases, opened in 2019, comprises a public green space and eight structures that contain residences, a hotel, office buildings, a mall, and a cultural facility. The second phase, on which construction has not started yet, will include residential space, an office building, and a school.、


In late 2006, the city and the MTA backed out of a plan for the city to purchase the development site, and created a proposal to seek bids from private developers.

 This was followed by the a formal request for proposals in 2008 with the intention of creating a large-scale mixed-use development above the rail yards.

Five developers responded to the RFP: Extell Development Company, Tishman Speyer, Brookfield, Vornado Realty Trust with the Durst Organization, and the Related Companies.


WHY? WHAT? HOW? of the final productions


  • What: Those pictures are including my lobby, my selfie, every daily walking people on the street. This is about the understanding of my time every morning in my lobby. Every time I will think a lot about the emotion and some life stuff in my head. Some philosophy questions will come out to my head. This is a picture that shows my emotion and my thought for this space and this period of time. I am using my way to express my feeling and my thoughts in this space.
  • Why: Every day When I need to go out, I will stay in my lobby for some minutes. I repeat this action every day and I think this time period and this space is special to me. I am an observer in this street. People are boring walking to work every day. I am also kind of boring stay at my apartment every day. Every time I am waiting for my uber or taxi. I will take a few minutes to observe those people who walk on this street. I will think about some questions like why are those people walking so fast, why some of them walking so slow? Are they repeating their same day again and again? Am I repeating my day? What’s one day means to our life?
  • How: I use the front sight of my apartment as a base. And I using my face and eye to show I am observing this world really seriously. I take some pictures of some people to walk in front of my apartment. I also add some charges on the top of the front door. It represents my apartment is a place to charge myself to fill on energy and battery. Also shows I am enjoying the moment that I stand on the lobby observing, the process that I think the world thinks the time makes me full of energy. 

Mini-task Cooper Hewitt Museum


this piece is the first piece gets on my face on the 3rd floor,

The lighting combination doing a really

good job, give me a really

strange feeling.



this piece is a collection of lots of chinas, but the material is from nature and the color give us an amazing visual enjoyment.

Every piece of china are clean and there are lots of beautiful colors

from the nature that

we can not even name it.



this piece is also a light, it is really hard to feel it’s amazing by picture.

I love this piece is because it gives me great peace emotion!