Author Archives: Guande Wu

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“One cannot step into the same river twice”  – Heraclitus

This implies that no one design is the same due to the continuously changing. Everything is changing including architecture. The adaptive technology has been more and more influential in architecture because it can help human being to organize and analysis the design based on parameters, which can be the high of ceiling, the size of door, exposure of light, and FAR. It becomes a powerful important tool.


I think architecture is a design that satisfied the human being’s internal needs, which could be space, security, aesthetic, meaning and etc. Nowadays, the architecture has been standardized, branded, and commercialized. It is lack of creativity and flexibility. It seems like that we are mean to live in a box for the whole life while we all have lived in uterus(round) for almost a year.

Therefore, I think that adaptive architecture can be a solution to meet people’s need because all the requirements can be parametrically calculated and generated. This concept is similar to Embryological House, which also is seeking for a flexible form to meet the satisfaction of individual desire. Dynamic Tower in Dubai can be a great example of using kinetic adaptive system in architecture. The floors will slowly rotate based on need of every floor, meteorogical factors, that makes it has rotating and ever changing form in every direction.

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My Project I also supported the adaptive architecture computation.  I experimented the simulation of fabric tensile structure driven by gravity and tension. The motion of fabric can be recorded and mortified parametrically. A fabric this stage can be considered as a genetic or dynamic prototype from which an infinite number of iterations can be generated.



I think people are the essential in the urban landscape. Because of people’s dreams, imaginations, and desires create motivations for better lives, our society(mirror) is able to reflect their works. However, since we are different, and have different needs. I think that architect should have responsibility to provide the urban space for constantly changing circulations. Adaptive Spaces by kiev UKRAINE did a great job analyzing the circulation of pedestrians and form it a space or structure.

“1st stage – creating the static transit space.
2nd stage – filling the public space with an array of adaptive elements. It is them that will response to a human creating dynamically changing functional zones.”(1.2)



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P1 E Guande Wu



Guande Wu Project 1 C

My conceptual strategy is centralized. It is inspired by the coral, which will bring nutritions from all directions. I am thinking that hotel as the center of the park connecting with all major entrances and entertainment areas. Regarding to the form, I am fascinated  by mathematical symbol, form and formula.Simply twist the shape, it will form multiple creative rich spaces. My challenge here is how to connect these two ideas with tensile structure.

P 1D Guande Wu, Boer Deng, Gina Stack

Rubber Form Experiment

P1_Guande Wu_#002 computer simulation of wind and snow load

Wind Load – Bella Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

Wind loading on a high-rise building can have a dominant influence on its structural arrangements and design. Lateral deflection due to wind load actions on tall buildings has become a major concern for the designers of today’s high-rise buildings and it is one of the key important factor that must be considered in the structural design of a tall building.

Snow Load

The angle and truss/structure are important to prevent the roof from collapsing during snowing season.  It is important to test the design in load simulation before building it. I think that a brilliant design should not only be aesthetic but also functional and efficient.

Wind & Snow Load

Often times, Wind and Snow come together. They make the situation more complex due to different wind directions, levels of wind, and levels of snow. Therefore, It is significant to analysis the site before designing.