Digital Landscape

Large open world simulation. ARCH 7014 VIZ 3. DAAP, UC. Fall. 2020.

Download the interactive game for windows. ( 1.8GB. Password needed)

Students: Brooke Adams, Jake Bayer, Kyle Beck, Xu Cao, Roger Chanin, Nick Chism, Shanmukhi Chittanuru, Nick Earman, Sarah Fall, Ashley Franklin, Christian Gilbert, Chris Gilmore, Danielle Hall, Anna Hargan, Mitch Hoffman, Gabrielle Kalouche, Stephanie Knechtly, Rishyak Chowdhary Kommineni, Kenny Li, Nathaniel Liesch, Rachel Magee, Joy Mullappally, Ben Paulus, Alex Phinney, Halle Potoczak, Priyanka Raghuwanshi, Camila Rivera Torres, Cassidy Rodgers, Crawford Rogers, Christine Sima, Gustavo Vega Ramirez, Victoria Wanstrath, Gabrielle Waters, Trent Wenker, Tyler Wilson

Return to the Third Places

Resilient Price Hill. UC Forward C19 co-LAB awards. PI: Conrad kickert. Co-PI: Ming Tang, Yexuan Gu. $17,986. 08.2020-01.2021

ARCH 4001. 
Return to the Third Places: Architectural intervention at the Price Hill, Cincinnati during the COVID-19


Student: Sarah Auger, Maddison DeWitt, Brittany Ellis, Andy Failor, Lisa Garcia, Ashley Kasel, An Le, Hannah Loftspring, Kyle Munn, Deborah Park, Sabrina Ramsay, Haley Schulte, Brayden Templeton, Pwint Wati Oo (Audrey) lead by Prof. Ming Tang.

Funded by the UC Foward, this 4th-year ARCH studio examined several “third places” at the Price Hill, Cincinnati, and propose architectural solutions to create resilient places allowing social distance during the COVID-19.  The ARCH Studio collaborated with Urban Planning ( lead by Prof. Conrad Kickert) and Landscape Architecture ( lead by Prof. Yvonne Gu) and presented research jointly with the Price Hill community including PriceHillWill, Meiser’s Fresh Grocery & Deli.

Thanks for the support of our partners!

The interactive game (Windows version)  can be downloaded here. ( 800MB)

Download student projects. PDF ( password needed)

social distance in two check-out scenarios.

Here is the screen-capture of real-time game play.

more information on the collaboration can be found at https://www.resilientpricehill.com/

VIZ-3 bus stop

This is a collective project with 35 students from VIZ-III course. Bus stops were designed in Rhino, 3dsmax, Revit, or Sketch-up and brought into Unreal. Please download the demo zip file ( 800MB) here.

Rural Mobile Living

ARCH 4002. Spring 2020
SAID DAAP, University of Cincinnati

Using the 10 miles rural area along I-90 at Lorain County, Ohio as the site, this Rural Mobile Living studio presents a study investigating the rural mobility with an emphasis on architecture as infrastructure and its connection to the means of transportation. Work closely with the Vehicle Design Studio in the School of Design, the research intended to realize the potential of the self-driving car, smart technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning into the architectural design process and address problems such as poverty, lack of transportation means and under-developed infrastructure. Ultimately, the studio looks to build upon the strengths of both vehicle design and architecture methods and explore the possible design solutions for the following five scenarios in the rural areas: “shared living, working homeless, digital nomad, disaster relief, and tourism recreation.

Faculty: Ming Tang
Students: Nick Chism, Maddie Cooke, Amy Cui, Noah Nicolette, Travis Rebsch, Vu Tran Huy Phi, Kristian Van Wiel, David Wade, Jamie Waugaman, Adam Baca. SAID, DAAP.

Collaborator: Vehicle Design studio. Juan Antonio Islas Munoz, School of Design, DAAP.

Acknowledgment

Thanks for the support from Autodesk Cloud-based computing BIM360.  

Demo

  1. Download our game here. “DCM.zip” (1.2GB) password “daapworks@2020”
  2. Unzip and Run the exe file

 

How to use the interface

  • use M to turn on/off Menu
  • use A W S D or Arrow key to move/drive
  • use C to switch the camera between the first person to the third person
  • use space bar to stop a car
  • use E to get in/out of a car
  • use F to turn on/off flying mode. Then use Q, Z to fly up and down. ( only as a host server or single-player mode)
  • walk into the “glowing green box” to teleport

For Multi-player game

A. Set up Steam on your computer

  1. Set up a Steam account and install Steam in your computer.
  2. Run the Steam program on your computer.
  3. Add Ming Tang as your friend. Friend code “301687106”

B. Join a multiplayer session.

  1. Make sure you use “Internet”, not “Lan”. Single-click the found session, not double click.
  2. You should be able to use “Shift + Tab” to turn on the Steam overlay. Ask questions in the Steam chat room.
  3. Choose the “Find games” option. Once you find an open session, double click the name to join the game.

Ihsan Community Center Design and Renovation

Grant. Ihsan Community Center Design. Sponsored studio. $5,000. PI: Tang

The “Ihsan Community Center Design and Renovation” is a sponsored studio by Ihsan community. The studio explored design possibilities and engaged the Ihsan community in developing future visions. The redesign and renovation of the current Ihsan community center emphasized logical architectural space, including prayer area, classrooms for educational programs, multi-purpose hall, and outdoor recreation. The project was developed by optimizing the current structure, space reorganization, and looking to build a vision for the land and building that will bring a sense of pride to the Islamic architecture and will encourage participation from youth and adults alike.

DAAP team: Kristian Van Wiel, Maddie Cooke, Nick Chism, Seanna LaGanke, Ummul Buhari-Mohammed, Amy Cui. Faculty: Ming Tang. Advisors: Xiangbin Xu, Yongquan Chen

UC DAAP students presented their design to the Ihsan Community members. Photograph by Xiangbin Xu

 

 

Community engagement.

presentation at the Ihsan community.

The proposed design was modeled in Autodesk BIM 360 + Revit, and evaluated through the immsersive VR with Occulus Quest.

 

Thanks to all the supports from the Ihsan Community, the School of Architecture and Interior Design, and Autodesk. Thanks to the field trip with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC), Clifton Mosque, and Islamic Center of Mason.

For more information on this project, please contact Ihsan Community or Prof. Ming Tang at UC DAAP.