HONGXUAN

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Hello, I am Hongxuan. An innovative interdisciplinary designer, creative problem solver, and nature lover. 



















   SELECTED PROJECTS





2021-2022    Architecture / Interior design / Industrial design

EMERGENCY  HOUSING 




2021-2022    Industrial design

ADAPTIVE  DRESS SHIRT




2021-2022    Industrial design

MOSSIA  STOOL 




2022-2023    Industrial design / Biomaterial

WINE WASTE BIOFILAMENT  




2022-2023    Interior design

SPACE J. OFFICE  




2022-2023    Interior design

BROOKLYN  LIBRARY 




2022-2023    Industrial design / Biomimicry

FLOODING PAD  




2022-2023    Industrial design

FOLDABLE WHEEL 




2022-2023    Industrial design / UIUX / Speculative Design

TASTEPRO   




2023-2024    Industrial design / Interior design / UIUX

NYC OPEN RESTAURANT    
















EMERGENCY
HOUSING

Year
2021

Role
Industrial designer + Interior designer + Exhibition developer

Type
Industrial Design / interior deisgn / archtecture

State
Concept




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Design Team

Alessandra Clemente
Anushritha Yernool Sunil
Ridima Jain
Marie Pocheron

Hsiang Chun Chang

Joseph Neu

Jinjian Chen

Yichen He

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Martha Smith
Aashna Bajaj

Hongxuan Wu
Jiajia Cai
Amy Zhao

Mingfei Liu

Utkarsha Fuller

Tao Sun
Fragments

Year: 2021
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY




    




When a family loses everything to a natural disaster, they find themselves uprooted from everything they have based their lives on. There has possibly also been life lost. Emergency housing needs to help families regain their balance and heal.


















COMMUNITY LAYOUT







unit is a house



5

units is a street



15

units is a neighborhood



45

units is a community








Community layout on different landforms





We will have 10 emergency housing warehouses strategically across the U.S to cover the areas hit most hard by natural disasters, so people can be housed as quickly as possible. The first thing to arrive and install will be the community hall inflatable structure, which will quickly give shelter to families. Later the inflatable will be used for evening dining, schooling for the 18-30 months for recovery, social services and various other meetings and gatherings. At the same time 40' containers prefitted with a cafeteria style kitchen, one for bathrooms, one for community laundry. All these containers will have solar and wind powered systems to generate electricity.

Amenities to help these families cope will be include other containers that open up and provide services found in most every town: a children’s playground, a gym, whose machines generate electricity when in use, a picnic/barbeque area and a wellness center.




Kitchen

Bathrooms

Laundry


Children’s Playground

Gym

Wellness Center









HOUSING UNIT


Daytime view of one unit (outside)

Nightime view of one unit (outside)













ADAPTIVE
DRESS SHIRT 

Year
2021

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Final Product Prototype




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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu


Special Thanks To

Prof. Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

Fragments

Year: 2021
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Product Info

Materials Used: fabric - cotton
Dimensions: 44cm/17.32" x 74cm/29.13"
Weight: 3oz (85grams)
Cost: $100





        
DRESS SHIRT FOR STROKE RECOVERY
This project is intended for coming up with new adaptive garment designs for people who have disabilities. Redesign the garment in order to providing the people who has those disbilties in a better life. This design is a long-sleeve woven men’s dress shirt, that is easy to put on and take off with one hand, designed for young male stroke patients, to be better participating in family activities. The design also helps stroke patients during the recovery continue to engage in daily activities physically, socially and emotionally.







Front side dress shirt

Back side dress shirt





People with disability usually wear over size clothing or knit garment. A small number of existing adaptive shirts on market allow users to don and doff with ease. These functional shirts increased lower and upper arm mobility by special replacement of traditional buttons with hidden magnets, snap fastener, or velcro. However, all of the existing products in the market are designed for customers over 60 years old, which shows a market gap between the existing products with the growing demand for younger stroke patients.







Dressing can be a challenging task for a young stroke patient who has
experienced physical and cognitive difficulties as a result of their stroke.



The shirt increase flexibility with its invisible patterns hidden under arms.

Proposed Benefit to User

Most stroke patients learn about how to dress through their therapists, they are able to wear a stretchable knit garment by themselves after many times of practice. However, they are not able to wear an unstretchable woven shirt with buttons on it. In order to help them reduce the steps of dressing, especially button up and button down the dress shirt, the stretchable side that has been laser cut is able to give a stroke patient enough stretchability to dress it on without unbutton.



Proposed Benefit to Client/Brand

A small number of existing adaptive shirts on market, from companies including Tommy Adaptive, Juniper, Buck & Buck, Ovidis, Lands’End, etc., allow users to don and doff with ease. These functional shirts increased lower and upper arm mobility by special replacement of traditional buttons with hidden magnets, snap fastener, or velcro. However, while these products meet basic requirements of self-dressing issues, they create more problems such as sticking hair in velcro.

Moreover, all of the existing products in the market are designed for customers over 60 years old, which shows a market gap between the existing products with the growing demand for younger stroke patients. In conclusion, there is an opportunity for a design that increases the stroke recovery stage patients’ mobility and accommodates needs that have not been met, with a target on middle-aged consumer groups, which fills market gaps for what current businesses aren’t serving.


Proposed Benefit to Society

“Disability is not an inherent attribute of the individual, but rather is the result of the interaction of the individual with the environment, including social norms,” Saunders says. This dress shirt design is more inclusive, and would reduce the gap between disabled and non-disabled people in their daily life. By changing the garment design market/environment, we are able to create a society that feeds everyone, including disabled people's needs. Although the dress shirt is designed specifically for people with disabilities, it will end up being valuable to many more people than originally planned.


Flat Technical Drawing









Design Innovation


The product used laser cut on non-stretchable fabric, but looks invisible. This laser cut is important to the stretchability of the shirt. It allows more space for arm movement. The experiment of using laser cut patterns in garments to solve a real problem is a novel experience.

In future, the stretchable side could be upgraded with smart textiles that have sensors woven into textiles, used for medical purposes (diagnosis) to follow-up after a stroke.















MOSSIA
STOOL 




Year
2021

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Prototype


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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu

Fragments

Year: 2021
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N


WHY MOSSIA
The Mossia stool was designed to help sitters with a variety of posture changes, allowing for kneeling and other positions to help take weight of the feet. This stool reduces the pressure on the spine caused by the sitting style, helping maintain physical health.


















 





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DESIGN PROCESS











It is commonly acknowledged that a sedentary sitting style is detrimental to our health, causing such potential risks as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
Beside its ergonomic approach, inspired by Paul Milinski, and mimicking “moss on stone”, Mossia is also a great stool to be placed in interior environment, which brings green into one’s home.




Inspiration

Digital Rendering




The design follows egg geometry and proportion. The shape mimic a cutted peddle.





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PROTOTYPE





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PROTOTYPE





























GWC
WINE WASTE BIOFILAMENT

Year
2022

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Concept




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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu, Shuzhi Kuang(Stella)

Fragments

Year: 2022
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


CONCEPT
Experiment and develop a bio filament made out of wine waste. It is fully biodegradable.






Frame is also made out of tranparent biomaterial, 100% biodegradable.









What is Biomaterial ?

Bioplastics are biodegradable materials that come from renewable sources and can be used to reduce the problem of plastic waste that is suffocating the planet and contaminating the environment. 





What is GWC ?


Wine Waste


Solid winery waste: grape stalks, grape pomace and grape seeds.

Raw material, wine waste is easy collect but also easy to get moldy.

Our wine waste was provided by a beautiful winery:
Diamond Mountain Vineyard in North Napa

The Growing Market and Waste






Wine is consumed globally as an alcoholic beverage with an increasing demand that has reached 6.4 billion gallons.


5 tons solid waste

is produced per hectare per year during the process of cultivation and harvesting of grapes.





For every 2

bottles of wine produced,  there is 

bottle of waste


The Use of  Waste












SPACE J.
OFFICE

Year
2021

Role
Interior designer

Type
Interior deisgn

State
Concept




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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu, Jessy Wang

Fragments

Year: 2021
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY



    

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Reception (public)


Lounge (public)


Lounge (semi-private)

Office (private)


Rendered Floor Plan









Lighting System







Floor Plan Material




Furniture

























BROOKLYN
ARLINGTON
LIBRARY

Year
2022

Role
Interior designer

Type
Interior deisgn

State
Concept





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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu


Fragments

Year: 2022
Location: Brooklyn, NY






    

INTRODUCTION


Located on a residential street in eastern New York, the Arlington Library is often stopped by passers-by to admire its striking exterior and period design. I kept a part of the material used inside and redesigned it. The original intention of the design was to create a long and narrow space with bookshelves as the walls, giving people a feeling of depression. When people step out of the space, the whole space is revealed, implying the freedom of reading. There is a banned book section which is a special gallery at the back of the building with projectors and screens that can provide presentations or animated demographics about their history. A coffee shop was added to the original plan to provide a break space for people to sit quietly and read.
















BEFORE
AFTER (exhibition space and seating area - seat on sofa / stairs)





BEFORE (front circulation desk)
AFTER (front circulation desk)

BEFORE
AFTER (learning space)
BEFORE
AFTER (cafe and learning space)
BEFORE
AFTER (exhibition space)




SPACIAL DIAGRAM












Before:

OFFICE
SERVICE SPACE
PATRON
COLLECTIONS
LEARNING SPACE





Now:

OFFICE
SERVICE SPACE
PATRON
COLLECTIONS
LEARNING SPACE
EXHIBITION SPACETECHNOLOGY  SPACE
COFFEE




Hand Sketches
















Floor #1















2

Floor #2

















3

Front Section






CAD Drawing






FIRST FLOOR


SECOND FLOOR



SECTION VIEW

BOOKSHELF DESIGN
















FLOOD
SELD-RESCUE

Year
2022

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Concept




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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu

Fragments

Year: 2022
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


CONCEPT
The two of the major challenges for those affected by natural flood disasters are finding clean drinking water and survival. The design concept aims to help those in need get clean water quickly and conveniently, and provide a temporary liferaft solution for people to stay waiting for rescue.

Based on some biomimicry principles. The "water bottle" structure is placed in car barriers. When the flood comes, it could rise with the rise of water, water goes into the bottle and is filtered. When it rises over 24 inches, the three temporary liferafts would automatically pomp out. A small family may be able to stay on the liferafts and get clean water while waiting for being rescued. 




























































FOLDABLE
SHOCK-ABSORBING WHEEL 

Year
2022

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Prototype

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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu

Fragments

Year: 2022
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


        












FOLDABLE SHOCK-ABSORBING WHEEL
This project is intended for coming up with new wheelchair design that is comfortable to use.






























TASTEPRO




Year
2023

Role
Industrial designer, UIUX designer

Type
Industrial Design, UIUX Design

State
Concept




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Designer

Hongxuan Wu

Special Thanks To

Instroctor: Eleanor
Fragments

Year: 2023
Location: Brooklyn, NY



FOOD QUALITY MONITORING

TastePro is a concept design for monitoring food quality, designed for people in areas lacking a healthy food system, starters in cooking, and who are more vulnerable to unhealthy food. It utilizes a combination of AI, smart glasses, and GCS to revolutionize food quality assessment, making it approached as individuals. The product sticks on neck and chin, users would “taste” bitter when approaching a contaminated food, it also connects to smart glasses for enhancing visualization.













UIUX CONCEPT
TastePro X VisonPro
















NYC OPEN RESTAURANT DINING SHEDS

Year
2023

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Concept




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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu

Fragments

Year: 2023
Location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
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biO SMART
TRASH CAN 

Year
2021

Role
Industrial designer

Type
Industrial Design

State
Final Product Prototype




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BROOKLYN
ARLINGTON
LIBRARY

Year
2022

Role
Interior designer

Type
Interior deisgn

State
Concept





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Design Team

Hongxuan Wu


Fragments

Year: 2022
Location: Brooklyn, NY






    

INTRODUCTION


Located on a residential street in eastern New York, the Arlington Library is often stopped by passers-by to admire its striking exterior and period design. I kept a part of the material used inside and redesigned it. The original intention of the design was to create a long and narrow space with bookshelves as the walls, giving people a feeling of depression. When people step out of the space, the whole space is revealed, implying the freedom of reading. There is a banned book section which is a special gallery at the back of the building with projectors and screens that can provide presentations or animated demographics about their history. A coffee shop was added to the original plan (not considered) to provide a break space for people to sit quietly and read.

















BEFORE
AFTER (exhibition space and seating area - seat on sofa / stairs)






BEFORE (front circulation desk)
AFTER (front circulation desk)

BEFORE
AFTER (learning space)
BEFORE
AFTER (cafe and learning space)
BEFORE
AFTER (exhibition space)




SPACIAL DIAGRAM
















BEFORE:

OFFICE
SERVICE SPACE
PATRON
COLLECTIONS
LEARNING SPACE





NOW:

OFFICE
SERVICE SPACE
PATRON
COLLECTIONS
LEARNING SPACE
EXHIBITION SPACETECHNOLOGY  SPACE
COFFEE




Hand Sketches
















Floor #1















2

Floor #2

















3

Front Section






CAD Drawing






FIRST FLOOR


SECOND FLOOR



SECTION VIEW

BOOKSHELF DESIGN









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