Hi! I am Yihan Su!

Atelier: SKN

Skills: Photoshop / Illustrator / Rhino / Vray / D5 / Indesign / AutoCAD

Undergraduate: Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University

Personality: ISTP. Focus on my own things and enjoy the beauty of the moment

Fact: The good old days are always in my mind.
Posted 9 Mar 2024 18:30
Site Visit —— Station South

On January 17, 2024, we met our collaborators at the site – Station South!

Station South cafe in the heart of Levenshulme. It is located directly above the fallow field cycle loop. Whilst offering cycle classes, a repair station in addition to planting beds are also provided for the community to promote a greener and healthier lifestyle.

Our group members were guided by our collaborators to visit the Station South. We started from the indoor bike repair station, where many kinds of bikes are placed there, such as adults’ bikes and very cute children's bikes. Then we went outside, where collaborators showed us the several points, including two bicycle warehouses, a children's learning playground, an allotment and some rest areas for visitors. Our collaborators also shared some landscape design ideas with us. They hope that this healthier lifestyle will be known to more people.

Later, we discussed our preliminary design goals, including overall landscape design for the site, bicycle storage facilities for visitors' convenience, and promotional efforts for the project. We were all looking forward to a series of interesting changes that will take place at this site!
Posted 10 Mar 2024 00:16
Day 6: Physical model making

After yesterday's preparations, today's site model has entered the process with more details. We thought about how to represent the key areas, how to represent the different materials, and refined the surroundings and the furniture of the site. Through model making, there was a deeper understanding of the site and clear planning.

In the afternoon, we held a online meeting with the client to present our current design and chat about the direction of further development. The customer also made valuable suggestions. We plan to complete the final model tomorrow and add our designs on the model.
Posted 14 May 2024 17:04
Day 7: Physical model making - finish the site model

Today we continue to improve the site model on the basis of yesterday's work. In order to make visitors coming to station south clearer about the spatial layout of the site, we made a distinction between the different areas of the site by using different model materials, such as wood chips that were added to the model to represent the natural landscape. In addition, some 1:200 model of people and cars are placed within the model. We ultimately chose not to fully connect the building of cafe to the rest of the model so that people can see the bridge and bike path below it. The three places we focus on can be picked up and then a QR code or text will be added to the bottom to further add model's interactivity.
Posted 15 May 2024 17:18
Day 9 - Final presentation
Today is the last day of MSA Live Design Weeks. We integrated all the designs of these two weeks into a publication and a presentation document for the client. Before leaving for Station South, we had a rehearsal for the presentation. In the afternoon, we showed the final results of the team design with client from Station South, and every team member engages in presenting their works. Client expressed appreciation for our design while putting forward some practical suggestions, which will be very helpful to our future design. Overall, MSA Live is a very meaningful and fun group project. We really enjoy the group work experience!!!
Posted 17 May 2024 16:40