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Design Development - 1st prize winner | LiangHanwen


Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Hanwen Liang

Education Background
09/2016-06/2021, Foshan University, Architecture (5-year Program), Bachelor of Architecture
Overall GPA ranked 1st for 4 times, and 2nd for 3 times in the whole grade.
• 10/2020, Won the first-class scholarship with the overall score ranking the first
• 06/2020, Won the scholarship for reaction and sports excellence.
• 06/11/2020, Winner of Mr. And Mrs. Pan Ruixiong Scholarship.
• 01/2020, Awarded the title of Practical Training Talent of Foshan University in 2019 and won a scholarship.
• 08/2019, Won scholarship for academic excellence.
10/2020, LiangHanwen, “Research on the Design of Communication Space in Residential Districts Based on Architectural Typology”, Create Living, ISSN2095-4085, CN37-1491/YU
09/08/2020,A utility patent was authorized
03/19/2019, Received a design patent certificate by China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
Design CompetitionAwards
09/2021,Won the Honourable Mention in the Home-2121 Competition.
12/2020,Wonthe DesignAward in the College Students' Blueprint forHometown-Rural Revitalization Planning and Design Competition.
11/2020, Won the Third place in Work Collective of the 1st Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area University Art Exhibition and the 3rd Biennial Academy Awards of Guangdong College Art Works.
10/2019, Participated in the second Sanjun Cup Lingnan Impression 3D Building Energy Saving Design Competition as the team leader, and won the special prize.
05/2019, SummerDays in Huangyao won the Gold Award of the 7th National Youth Calligraphy and Painting Exchange Exhibition Event.
07/2018, Represented the school to participate in the 11th "Higher Education Press Cup” Advanced Drawing Technology and Product Information Modeling Innovation Competition for National University Students, and won the third prize.
06/2018, Represented the school to take part in in the 11th Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center (HEMC) Inter-School Experimental Skills Invitation Competition and won the third prize.

1. What is your design philosophy?
I think architectural design is a reflection of people's understanding of the world, so the great thing about architectural design is that it seems that it can base on everything, every aspects in the world or it can just base on one simple dwelling.

2. Can you briefly explain your understanding of the topic and the source of ideas?
I think human beings can create anything if they have enough philosophical understanding, so human products are a direct reflection of our philosophical view of the world. So form reflects truth. Such understanding comes from the ancient Eastern philosophy. Ancient books usually discuss the phenomena and changes of things. For example, the book of changes is an extremely profound but simple book, in which all the phenomena and changes of events in the world are explained clearly with a very clever set of laws. So people who could really understand the book of changes in ancient times were usually great and could usually predict the future, but in modern times it is very rare.

3. When and how you were first introduced to architecture?
I was introduced to architecture when I was a junior in high school. At that time, our teacher asked us to write down our ideal majors in the future on a small piece of paper and paste them all on the blackboard in the classroom for everyone to browse. At that time, I saw a classmate wrote architecture, I didn't know that there have architecture major before, so at that moment I had a mysterious sense of mission that I want to be engaged in architecture, because I was interested in art and science all the time, but I didn’t know what major was the combination of art and science, until I know architecture.

4. What does architecture mean to you?
Architecture is more of a tool for me to express my inner understanding.
Also I think architecture can be understood as creation of anything.

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"Hey Jude"

This design proposal attempts to explore the intrinsic connection between music and architecture and the form-generating logic of mutual transformation between the two. In the process of conceptualization, the designer chose the song of the famous rock band The Beatles: "Hey Jude". This song features five instruments of vocal melody, bass, electric organ, jazz drums and Maracas. The designer analyzed the structure of the score for each of the five instruments by translating the scales, rhythms, graphics, and then the space, in an attempt to shape a lyrical space like a song.

The music has five kinds of musical instruments: singing theme, bass, electronic organ, jazz drum, sand hammer and so on. The main melody, bass and electronic organ are musical instruments with scales. The designer has designed three different types of pattern series for these three musical instruments. In each pattern series, the pattern changes regularly according to the scale. Jazz drums and sand hammers are instruments without scales. In the music score, jazz drum presents three different sounds, and the designer has designed three geometric patterns for different sounds; sand hammer has two sounds in total, and runs through the whole song, so the sound of sand hammer is translated into the superposition of two sets of images.

The site is located in the landscape zone of Dongping waterway embankment in Foshan City. The theater is one of the contents in the core section of the landscape zone, serving both the visitors from outside the area and the local residents in the area. Being a reflection of the entertainment function in the landscape zone, the theater should also be shaped into a landmark landscape, exhibiting the cultural characteristics of Sanshan.

As the location of the site is special, the landscape and shape of the building are demanding, and should be a significant architectural element in harmony with the landscape zone, whether from a distance or from a close view.

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