Water Pavilion

Water PavilionVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThis project is a Mid-Century Modern pool house renovation and outdoor kitchen addition in Norfolk, VA. The pool house was originally designed to serve the neighborhood. Not only it has a plain utility look, especially interior, but also the relationship between pool house and the current main house is weak. The space between the …

Siloagora

SiloagoraGuangzhou, ChinaType/ CultureTime/ 2013Client/ CompetitionStatus/ DesignThis design scheme transforms the silo from a closed monolithic structure to an open multi-layered platform. It keeps its unique profile, while integrating the new program to the site. Unfolding: The Silo is subdivided vertically into three rings of program spaces for the new art center. The middle one, at ground level, is opened up …

Dune of Humanity

Dune of HumanityAtlantic City, PAType/ Memorial, Landscape DesignTime/ 2010Client/ CompetitionStatus/ DesignThe site is located along the boardwalk of the Atlantic City. The unique coastal setting provides an opportunity to redefine the monumentality of death with natural elements in a secular context surrounded by resorts and casinos. There are two basic elements in the traditional tomb-type memorial: the tangible element, which …

Urban Retreat

Urban CourtyardNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2017-18Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThe project centers around a single family house built in the 1980s that also has a very unique courtyard space. Included in the design is to update the outdoor living spaces and bring the entire project out of the 1980s and into today’s modern era while at the same time having the ability to …

Great Room by A Pool

Great Room by A PoolVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2018Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedThe Carolino family often  has friends and family gatherings at their home.  The get togethers were becoming so much fun they decided to invest in an outdoor living area for everyone to enjoy. The wanted a space they can use year-round, where people can kickback and relax while also being able …

Gallery Walk House

Gallery WalkChesapeake, VA Type / ResidentialTime / 2017Client/ PrivateStatus / DesignWith this project, our client (an artist by trade), requested the design to match their taste.  This meant at GARC, we needed to transform the existing Ranch Style home to reflect one that represented a Gothic Revival style. The new exterior design creates a greater sense of arrival, and also leads people …

Six Arts Academy

Six Arts AcademyJiangsu, ChinaTime/ 2016Type/ Campus PlanningStatus/ Design Competition EntryCollaborator/ Southeast University Design InstituteLiuyi Guan is an Art School located in the southeast of China. It is famous for its focus on teaching Chinese tradition to K-12 students. Liuyi means “Six Arts”. Those six arts include Rites, Music, Archery, Charioteering, Calligraphy, and Mathematics. Liuyi origin begins in the Zhou Dynasty …

Urban Thread

Urban ThreadNewark, NYType/ CommercialTime/ 2009Client/ CompetitionStatus/ DesignThe scheme explores how a visitor center can be a discovery device for the city based on the concepts of “thread” and “window.” For the former, the center serves as an interface between interior/exterior, nature/culture, and local/global. For the latter, it uniquely directs visitors’ attention to the city around it, thus encouraging exploration.ConceptA single …