Mengyi Fan

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Mengyi Fan is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York and has worked at several firms in New York City, ranging from interior and lighting design to exhibition planning and public urban projects. She has held assistant teaching positions at CCNY and has worked with both undergraduate and graduate design studios. Her current interests include not only architectural design but also fashion, graphic design, and motion graphics.
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Recent posts

08/07/2012

superfan-tastic:

STUDIO INABA _ BEYOND THE STREET

FERRISS RE-INTERPRET


Early sketches influenced by the work of early 20th century architect Hugh Ferriss.


ARCH B prints, 2012

 
07/25/2012

futurepredictor:

A vision for the future of NYC where streets become buildings

by Mengyi Fan & Marc Moukarzel

Columbia GSAPP students Mengyi Fan and Marc Moukarzel looked at increasing densification and land values in NYC, in particular the Tribeca area. Their system of stacking ‘streets’ above the existing city grid would allow businesses like tech startups to flourish and increase urban space. Different street typologies would create a layered experience that focuses on verticality and cross-circulation.

 
07/24/2012

superfan-tastic:

STUDIO INABA _ BEYOND THE STREET w. MARC MOUKARZEL

TriBeCa TRIANGLE


This set of photographs serves as one of the first forms of inspiration for the project. One of the first things that stood out was the relatively expansive skyline of the area. If the built space could be thought of as filled, positive space, then the sky could be interpreted as negative space. What happens when it fills up and defines a new skyline?

The second motif was the narrow Lower Manhattan street. With little light exposure in the first place due to the proportions of these buildings, perhaps it would make more sense to use it in a different way while elevating pedestrians high above. Also interesting was the juxtaposition between various elements - the fire escapes, metal shutters and building facades in general stood out the most. Can the street be built upon while still preserving the character of the existing space?


shot with Sony NEX-5, 2012

 
07/19/2012

from my neon blog

superfan-tastic:

STUDIO INABA _ BEYOND THE STREET w. MARC MOUKARZEL

after the street, A GRAPHIC EXERCISE


A series of diagrams designed parallel to the studio project for Other Design visual study by Michael Rock [2x4]. These diagrams help explain components of the design as a sequence.


ARCH C print, 2012

 
07/13/2012

world bending

 
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05/15/2012