Graphic Narratives

Ann Arbor, MI  2016

University of Michigan

Graphic representation in different styles 


Comic Narratives

Novel Narratives

I found myself on the street. For two hours I walked or ran through the streets of the city, visiting most quarters of the peninsular part of the town.  So far as my consciousness was concerned, it was but yesterday, but a few hours, since I had walked these streets in which scarcely a feature had escaped a complete metamorphosis. The mental image of the old city was so fresh and strong that it did not yield to the impression of the actual city, but contended with it, so that it was first one and then the other which seemed the more unreal. There was nothing I saw which was not blurred in this way, like the faces of a composite photograph.

    ---Edward Bellamy <<Looking Backward>> Chapter 8 Pg 38



Coming after such a damning indictment of the age as that one day's chronicle of world-wide bloodshed, greed, and tyranny, was a bit of cynicism worthy of Mephistopheles, and yet of all whose eyes it had met this morning I was, perhaps, the only one who perceived the cynicism, and but yesterday I should have perceived it no more than the others. For I know not how long, I forgot my surroundings after this, and was again in fancy moving in that vivid dream-world, in that glorious city, with its homes of simple comfort and its gorgeous public palaces. Around me were again faces unmarred by arrogance or servility, by envy or greed, by anxious care or feverish ambition, and stately forms of men and women who had never known fear of a fellow man or depended on his favor, but always, in the words of that sermon which still rang in my ears, had "stood up straight before God."   

 ---Edward Bellamy <<Looking Backward>> Chapter 28 Pg 129

I found the processes at the warehouse quite as interesting as Edith had described them, and became even enthusiastic over the truly remarkable illustration which is seen there of the prodigiously multiplied efficiency which perfect organization can give to labor. It is like a gigantic mill, into the hopper of which goods are being constantly poured by the train-load and ship-load, to issue at the other end in packages of pounds and ounces, yards and inches, pints and gallons, corresponding to the infinitely complex personal needs of half a million people.

                                                                                                  ---Edward Bellamy <<Looking Backward>> Chapter 17 Pg 79





Object Narratives

The Art of Useless (Movie Poster)

Human activities are countless and varied. Some make airplanes, others turn into public funds or into a conversation. Personal- ly, I prefer to strip common objects of their normal use. It’s less dangerous, more honest and infinitely more fun! My objects, as opposed to objects worshipped by our consumer society, are perfectly useless.

---Jacques Carelman

Black "Cookie" (BoardGame)

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Visional Cuboid - Performance Art Complex in 2170

Performance Art Complex

Worldwide, 2170

University of Michigan

Individual Work: Qinying Sun

Instructor: Julia McMorrough

Street View

With the increasing demand of the user experience and interaction on performance art and the exhibition field, lots of new forms of performance have emerged, such as multiple dimensions and multiple senses of contact. The future architecture of performance art would satisfy those increasing demands. The design of anti-gravity performance art complex in the future let people change standing direction along the curved surface to enlarge their experience and visual connection with performance, also the change of the gravity can provide opportunities for users to exchange their character between performer and observer. The design is focused on development of technology and 3D/4D presenting form, rebellion against the old form of box, pit, and gallery theatre to dominated the art. This complex emphasizes the efforts of the creation of adaptable spaces for different performance styles. 


Finding Poster

The performance art complex is flying in the air above the ground on a city’s open space or above the roof top with the elevator belt touched ground for landing. For a specific need, the building can exchange its program with other complex in other countries or cities.   This exchange system can furnish an intellectual and cultural sharing of great value and broad influence, establishing a network of international interchange of art. It also reduce the expenses on movement of the equipment and setup of the stage, and avoid unnecessary damage occurring on transport of articles.

The program of the complex consists of exterior and interior. The Exterior program has Outdoor Stage & Projector. The whole building is functional like a giant projector, for performance of movies, ads, and arts on the exterior facade, and provides exterior stage and view space for outdoor live. The Interior program is related to the function of the events the building holds, including exhibition galleries, theatre, movie room, auditorium, studio, ballroom, etc. 

Aging Together

Multi-generational Housing

Detroit, MI  2016

University of Michigan

Team Work: Qinying Sun, Ying Guo

Instructor: Christina Hansen, Lars Graebner

Gratiot Street Perspective

  This Housing project is a part of the Detroit revitalization plan, it is locate in the Eastern market area where is a famous farmers market of the surrounding cities, also the site has the access to the Dequindre Cut which is a non-motor vehicle road for exercise cut into the ground and connect to the river. The site also represent as the entry point when approach to the city’s downtown.

   This project has combined social and environmentally strategy like create communal space, mixed user groups, separate public and private space, green roofs and storm management water-scape.

Water-scape perspective

Site Axon

We create a distinct strong and protecting outside urban edge with weathered copper panel, in contrast with a social engaging facade inside with light timber panel.

Each of a type of facade is dominate a kind of space, the copper panel is facing to thestreet and plaza, and the timber is wrap around private courtyard.

Jingqiao International Training Center

Shanghai, China    2016

Woods Bagot Shanghai

Team Work: Ian Png, Sean Feng, Joseph Crowe, Huang Wang, Qinying Sun

Project Manager: Ouyang Wei

I participate this project while my Summer Internship in Woods Bagot. In this Project team I was responsible for modeling, arrange project book, drawing diagrams and sections. All the diagrams and sections showing in this portfolio are drawn by me, all the renderings are render by professional rendering firm base on my model images. 

This project is located in Shanghai in between of a elevated highway and river, the training center is provide an ecological and sustainable smart office training environment for the surrounding area. The design is focused on blurring the edge of office and community activity to integration of public and private space. Design different facade system with different side condition. Use terraced roof and openness podium to allow interaction of various groups of user and offer sustainable environment.

Analysis Diagrams

Analysis Diagrams

Analysis Sections

Duplex Renovation

Tamarama, N.S.W Australia  2014

University of New South Wales

Team Work: Tristan Xu, Qinying Sun, Julia Lau

Client: Jacqueline Freney

Overall Plan

Overall Plan

This interior project house is locate at seaside of Tamarama, New South Wales Australia. The Client is Jacqueline Freney, a famous golden metal Paralympic swimming Athlete. Since she is inconvenience with her legs so we focus on the design of kitchen and Study room of the house. For the Athlete, the daily diet is very important, so the kitchen must be the most useful space and accessible for disables. Jacqueline has not only dedicate to her athlete life but also join lots of charity activity and disable event, the study room is the most important space for her to tell her stories and glories, and also enjoy reading and relax for daily life.

Detailed Plan



Ann Arbor, MI  2015

University of Michigan

Fabrication through Zund Cutter, Wood Bending and Robotic Arm.

ZUND Cutter Wall

ZUND Cutter Wall

The wall consist with three parts, order by the increasing of size of the opening of the module. Our group is responsible for the third part of the wall with the most openings. 

The module is a ten faced volume folded by a single piece of paper. The image showing in the left is the steps and logic of our design.

Wood Bending

Wood Bending

Robotic Arm Foam Cut

Robotic Arm Foam Cut

Power Prologue DTE Conner Creek PowerPlant

Detroit, MI   2016

University of Michigan

Individual Work

Instructor: Dan Kinkead

The Power Plant is located at the southeast corner along the river front of Detroit. The site is quite isolated and limited in access, the plant is used to be a coal electric generator and had been shut down in 2008.

The project is mainly focused on future use of the closure site. As the consideration of the power itself and identical visibility of the site, I decided to collaborate power with renewable energy and human recreation to let local community has the access to the energy and power field. The major approach is in two direction: recreational and renewable, which is aim to prevalence the idea of sustainable healthy lifestyle across the city and connect the site back to the city.

Site Masterplan

PowerPlant Axon

Film Photograph of Architecture

Brown Palace Hotel

The Brown Palace hotel is designed by architect Frank E. Edbrooke who have played a significant role in Denver's history, designing several landmark buildings, including Central Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Temple Building, among others. Edbrooke bigan Work on The Brown Palace in 1888. He designed Brown's hotel in the Italian Renaissance style, using Colorado red granite and Arizona sandstone for the building's exterior. For a finishing touch, artist James Whitehouse was commissioned to create 26 medallions carved in stone, each depicting a native Rocky Mountain animal. 


The Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is a research center located in Boulder, Colorado. The building complex was designed by modernist architect I. M. Pei in 1961 as his first project outside of city building design. It has been noted for its Anasazi-inspired architecture and use of bush-hammered concrete to blend into the surrounding area. The laboratory was named the 1967 Industrial Research Magazine's Laboratory of the Year.