Shumin Sun

Shumin Sun

New York, NY, US


Living With Woods

My project gets inspired mostly by the field trip to the village in Huangshan, China. The primitive natural environment of the village distinguish itself from any other villages, making me wondering how I can make use of that. The word “Xi” in ancient Chinese, has rich meaning, describe the living within the forest and water, for human beings and even for animals. This project is trying to use contemporary architectural language to showcase that word. Programs are simple: tea processing and library. By using tensile structure, the architecture is more like a whole, in plan and in section. Most importantly, it creates merging feeling within the context.


Professor: Jeffrey Johnson

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Status: School Project
Location: Anhui, China
My Role: Solo