Bingyu Guan

Bingyu Guan

New York, NY, US



Based on the light study of the whole Housing area, I choose the darkest part as the pool site, out of consideration of safety. Moreover, the site is designed to be green park place to hold diverse activities, so the pool is put largely underground to return the platform for activities. 

Since there is light and water, I decide to take them as concepts and try to combine them together. The fluid force study helps to generate the geometry of the envelope of the roof, as well as the natural, ergonomically designed pool space. Sunlight could go through the light tunnel to reach the water surface directly. Meantime, interior light could permeate out to add more security. 

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Status: School Project
Location: Harlem, New York, NY, U.S.A.
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Core I Studio / Fall 2013 / GSAPP Columbia University
Critic / Paula Tomisaki

Solo Design
Program // Roof Light Garden, Swimming Pool, Auditorium, Cafe
Location //Harlem, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Area // 15,070 SF2