3260 Henry Hudson Park Way, apt#2LA, Riverdale, Bronx, NY 10463, USA

Yeh, Yin-Lin

4F., No.25, Zhengda 3rd St., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 11656, Taiwan 1-646-492-9396 +886 2 29371757 yy2391@columbia.edu chairmanyeh@gmail.com

P Personal Data
M C.

Male, born in Taiwan on 18 May, 1981 Certification No. of architect: 5587, Taiwan


P Professional Experience
Mar 2007 – Sep 2010 Sep 2005 – Feb 2007 Jul 2003 Jul 2002 Jun 2001 – Jul 2001
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Architect, “Huang, Chang, Chen & Associates / Architects,” Taipei, Taiwan
Aarchitect, plan and design apartments, office buildings, retail shops and many other types of buildings around Taipei (Schematic design / design development / land development / architectural code consultant / architecture permit application / green building code evaluation /urban regeneration)

Cultural substitute service, Bureau of Cultural Affairs , Kaoshiung City Government, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
Assistant of the deputy director of Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaoshiung City Government, Kaoshiung, Taiwan Praised for outstanding performance by Conscription Agency Ministry of The Interior, Taiwan

Designer, “Yun-Chuan Architects' Office,” Tainan, Taiwan
Designer, responsible for the competitions of “Tung-Shih junior high school” and “Liu-Lin junior high school”

Intern, “Ta-Cheng Architects' Office,” Tainan, Taiwan
Architectural design and 3D Drawing

Intern, “J. J. Pan and Partners, Architects and Planners,” Taipei, Taiwan
Model making

E Education
Jun 2011- May 2012 Sep 2003 – Jun 2005 Sep 1999 – Jun 2003 Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University, NYC, USA Master of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University , Hsinchu City, Taiwan Bachelor of Science in Architecture, National Cheng Kung University , Tainan, Taiwan Certification of Architect, Taiwan Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, GSAPP, Columbia Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Prize (First in the final studio,) class of 2012, GSAPP Master of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

May 2012 Dec 2005 – Feb 2007

Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Prize (First in the final studio,) class of 2012, GSAPP Volunteer, “The Humanistic Education Foundation , ” Kaoshiung Branch, Kaoshiung City, Taiwan”
Staff: architecture camp for elementary school students, Feb 2006 / summer camp for teenagers, July 2006 / ecology camp for kids, Feb 2007

May 2005 Nov 2004 May 2004 Apr 2004 May 2003 Apr – Jun 2003 Jan 2003 – Feb 2003 Jan 2003 Jun 2000 – Jul 2002

Attendee, 2 International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam
Project execution, “Ocean of Taiwan – from NoWhere to NowHere,” a government founded research project, an exhibition and a book.


Attendee, international workshop: “Taiwan New Landscape Movement Exhibition,” Taipei, Taiwan Merit prize, competition: “Solar-City Contest (group of architectural design),” Taiwan, collaborated work with S.Y. Tsai Competition: “International Housing in Catalonia: 400,000 Homes,” Spain, collaborated work with C.C. Yang, N. H. Wang,…etc. Exhibition: “ NCKU Arch92 Graduation Project , ” Department of Architecture , National Cheng Kung University , Tainan, Taiwan Stage design: “The disconsolate Inflatable doll , ” youth theatre, “Tainan Jen Theatre,” Tainan, Taiwan Film: “The missing”
executive producer of an i ndependent production film, length: 00:41:39, collaborated work with C.W. Shio, C.F. Lin, P.J. Wen, … etc.

2 prize, computer games design contest: “2 Chung-Hua Cup Computer Games Design Contest,” Taiwan
Position: technical artist / game name: “Sole Survivor” / team name: “Koguyue Entertainment”



Student association , Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Jun 2001 – Jul 2002: chief executive of public relations, student association, Department of Architecture, N . C . K . U., Taiwan Jul 2002: Chief executive of courses and lectures, “Summer Camp for high school students,” Department of Architecture, N.C.K.U ., Taiwan Jul 2000 / Jul 2001: Staff, “Summer Camp for high school students,” Department of Architecture, N.C.K.U., Taiwan

Apr 2002 Jun 2000

Competition: “ Gateway Image of Tainan ,” Taiwan: Merit Prize Environment art exhibition: ”The Complex Growth of Space Species , ” Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

Studio Project A Interactive, Moving Tent Structure
From my studio project: THE SCREEN in GSAPP, Columbia Diagrams: The Shape of The Interactive Screen The audience: Study of the Points of views


The sensing area of the digital agora


The real shape of the screen: considering the tension of the tent structure and the nature of the cable system that pulls the screen up, this is the reasonable shape of the screen.


The audience: Functions, programs and types of seats

Minimum Heights required by different areas

Registered hosts of events



Default position of the screen

Ideal shape of the screen, generated by the scale and location of each events.


Landscape Project
From my studio project: Urban Filtration in GSAPP, Columbia

3ds MAX / Vray
Visualizations of “Cafeteria in Ditzingen” Renderings made in GSAPP, Columbia

1 to 1 Muck Up with Stainless Steal
From my project “Acupuncture” while in GSAPP, Columbia
Image: Lighting Test on a ½ Scale Prototype Acupuncture Panels,10:00 AM, Winter, 2011

1 to Muck Up CNC1Routers with Stainless Steal MasterCam / Grasshopper
From my project “Acupuncture” while in GSAPP, Columbia From my project “Stretch Shelf” while in GSAPP, Columbia

Acupuncture, 2011, NYC
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine treats patients by manipulating needles in human bodies. This project, “Acupuncture,” is an add-on screen system on an existing building facade that represents the idea of acupuncture where the interior is treated as the body and the sunlight as needles in the right positions.

Noon Panel 10AM Panel 04PM Panel


Project Intro:
Using Stainless Steal, we designed “Acupuncture” sun screen panels with the focus on the redirection and manipulation of light, the intent is to create a screen that is perceived as both an ornamental light screen from the street level and functional light texture on the interior. Through the treatment of the building as a body and the screen as the skin, sunlight is punctured the screen at strategic relief point to control light within the space. The redirected light from the punctures will then serve as display lighting for products displayed.

Fabrication, Assembly and Connection Details

12PM Panel 10AM Panel 04PM Panel Winter Summer
Image: Lighting Test on a 1/4 Scale Prototype, Noon Panel

4PM 10AM

Parametric modeling using

Representing the pattern of folding papers

“Origami” is a project try to represent the pattern of a folding paper. Using Revit as primary tool, the project explores the way to materialize origami pattern into building facade. The digital model we develop not only represents the origami pattern convincingly, it also respond to changes such as size and shape.

3ds Max / Rhino / Grasshopper
Visualization of the “Seed Cathedral”

1/50 Hand Modeling
A Model of a Vernacular House

Built Projects Working Drawings
A project I led in my old office, Wenshan Dist. Apartment, Taipei, Taiwan

Detail designs alone side walk

Details at main entrance

Detail designs at the car entrance

Details on the roofs, walls, and penthouse
This project require lots of detail design, especially at the roofs, Although Most of the objects are unified, the contractors had to build these parts in wet construction RC structure and the unified objects can’t save them much effort. Considering the quality of the construction, we were afraid about the water-proof layer might fail, and, we gave up some details of the roof. Therefore, the actual building will be a little bit different from the drawings here.

Details of gazebo, 7th floor. scale

Project name:“Ocean of TW” 2nd International Architectural Biennial Rotterdam, “The Flood”
A Key Word helped us to fucus: “the Mazu goddess”
Four Taiwanese characteristics about the ocean Three Taiwanese attitudes toward ocean

Interactive Installation
Taiwanese people have a interesting thought about tourism: to use it as a promotion of local industry, to make their products sold better, or to bring fortune to local people. Most of these tourism are poorly planed and ends up fail because the “tourist attractions” are hardly attractive and the scenes are not delightful at all. The attitude of treating the sea as “nowhere” for decades has seriously damaged the possibilities for these spots to develop into a tourist site. continental character A “continental oceanic character” Diverse crossing over the lines of obstruction
over-sea immigration

As in 2nd International Architectural Biennial Rotterdam
23N 120E

Industrial zone of No.6 Naphtha Plant: The government sold the 9km coastline for 25,000,000,000NT$/per year Industrial park Fishing port Industrial zone No.6 NCP. reclaimed land from sea. For the inhabitants, 001 9km of coast, where they used to fish along, was gone, and, for the 002 government, tax revenue increases NTD 25 billion every year. Local fishermen protested hard against the industrial zone, and, the NCP Temporary Temporary promised to build tourism facilities to increase income for local fishermen, fishing fishing however, no visitor ever came. Eventually, the fishermen have to find port port somewhere else to make there living. Tourism ?? 003 004

The study of Taiwanese spiritual attitude toward the ocean

Search from the internet

Information about hundreds of Induce different subjects

Industrial Zone Bamboo rafts

Aquaculture The contour of Taiwan defined industrial profits and natural resources: Fish port :
We have a lot fish ports and many of them are empty. politics liked to build fish ports as their achievement of their career, so..... After our research, we found explanations of the strange phenomena around Taiwan such as “the diverse crossing over the line of obstruction”, “agricultural use of the sea”, “special ideas of tourism”, “empty fish ports”, and so on. Also, we studied the cultural background of Taiwanese attitudes toward ocean and concluded that it is a continental oceanic character At the end of our research, we came up with a full diagnose of Taiwanese coastal spaces, sorted the issues into 5 different types according to the most evident conflict that caused most the problems -the conflict between profit and natural environment. Hopefully, we wish this diagram can simplify our problems in Taiwan and help us to fix our coastal spaces in the future.

The documenting of Taiwanese coastal spaces

documenting in the field

Images of about 200 different locations on the coast line organization built the possible relations between places identify special phenomena Our conclusion of Taiwanese spacial phenomena at the coast :

Original alienation from the ocean
The policies of obstruction toward the sea

The diverse crossings over the line of obstruction
Actual scene of our work We took a set of photo every 3km on the coast line 13 full stories to explain our point of view

Fighting for water against the earth Dong-shi township excessively pumped the groundwater for aquaculture and caused ground subsidence. In the yearly typhoon season, the sea water flowed back ward and washed away great amount of soil. The water break needed to be heighten every year.001 The inhabitants sit in their sinking homes and keep pumping water as their only way to make their living. The problem is not yet solved. The diagrams at the right shows how land subsidence got worse 004 by marking the areas in red circles.



Discontent with the status quo
Agricultural use of the sea




Searching for temporary stability

The documenting of Taiwanese coastal spaces
For full and further understanding, we randomly took images along sea shore every 3km, after that, we organized these pictures, built connections among them, identified strange phenomena and inquired into possible reasons and subtle patterns behind these phenomena. Following are some examples of our work, the images were 3 in a set at one location, many of them provided us some clue about our diagnose of Taiwanese coastal space. Illegal oyster breeding farm oyster-breeding industrial tour boats 01 Embankment of the industrial park 01 old salt pans, museum of salt producing industry

Agricultural use of the sea:
Industries along the coastline include not only dynamic industry like fishing, but also static industry such as salt field and fish farms, which make use of the coastline and which’s production depends on the amount of area involved.

The line of obstruction: Tourism
The line of obstruction is a general phenomena we found everywhere in Taiwan. It refers to a series of objects the keep people from the real coastline, physically or mentally such as embankments, high ways that are difficult to cross, military bases, and so on. Because of these objects, people can’t really feel the ocean as an existence in their lives. So, this line of obstruction is more like the real border of Taiwan. However, people have found various ways to go across this “line of obstruction”. With cheapest possible means, legally or not, these “crossing” satisfy different needs. Thus, gave Taiwanese coastal space its unique feather. Here is the diagram we produced as the most common pattern of Taiwanese coastal spaces. We called the pattern: “The divers crossing over the lines of obstruction”.








CD Natural resource Industrial profit

+ Profit of transportation

+ Profit of tourism

+ Profit of industries

+ Profit from agricultural use -

+ Natural resources

Tourism/aqua culture

LanYang River,YiLan

Sea-side road, HuaLian

FuGan fish port,TaiTung

KenTting national park, PingTung

DongGang fish port, PingTung

KaoShiung harbor

TungShih, ChiaYi

No6 NCP, YunLin

TaiChung harbor

HsianShan industrial park, HsinChu

KuanTu, Taipei

BaiSha bay, Taipei

PaTouZu fish port, Taipei

The original Coastline
02 010302 A roughly built passage 03 The government planned a industrial park to promote local economy but no industry ever came. The empty park became a huge obstacle between local residents and the shore. However, someone managed to create an illegal oyster farm outside the embarkment of the industrial park. 01 02 Tourism deck built by local government - a good design without visitors 03




02 03 This area was full of salt pans and people are kept away from shore by inconvenience. After the salt pans are no longer required, they tried to introduce salt-industrial tourism into the area. Facilities were built. The business of tourism is not quite successful but people from near-by finally start doing low budget recreations here.

Tourism/fish port


Profitable industries with overspent natural resources


Irrepairable environmental damages that also caused industries to shrink


The environment was ironically protected by unsuccessful development


Full of undeveloped natural resources


The profit and the damage it caused is coming to a dangerous balance

Tourism Induatrial

Interactive media installation:
The photo is from the site of “2005 2nd international architectural biennale, Rotterdam”: We had over 200 panels at the site, each includes an exact location and its high resolution panorama image. For further details and our analysis about a certain location, the visitors can take any of the specially marked panels to our interactive area, and, the sensors will identify the panel and the animes of that certain location will be projected on top of the showcase.

Publication Diagrams
As in our book “Ocean of TW”
03 01



03 02,03: The government set up fences and wires to keep people from the shore, but a surfing club ignores the fences, cut the wire and is running business of surfing lessons

Tourism/fish port Tourism

The Diverse crossing over the lines of obstruction

Design Thesis in my Undergrad
From my project “A 100 Schools of Thoughts”

The different viewing angle produced by different height and the shape of the interface.

Taoism: “The Valley Spirit never dies. It is called the mystic female. The door of the mystic female is the root of heaven and earth. Being interminable and seeming to endure, It can be used with toil” “There is a thing formed in chaos existing before Heaven and Earth. Silent and solitary, it stands alone, unchanging. It goes around without peril. It may be the Mother of the world. Not knowing its name, I can only style it ‘Tao.’ With reluctance, I would call it ‘Great.’ Great means out-going. Out-going means farreaching. Far-reaching means returning. Therefore, Tao is great. Heaven is great. Earth is great. Mankind is great. There are four greats in the universe and men are one of them. Man abides by earth, earth abides by heaven, heaven abides by Tao, and, Tao goes as its nature.” -Lao Tzu. To represent the Taoism observation of our universe and the concept of Tao, I started with the places considered by Taoism priests as the best place to observe Tao -caves and islands. In the famous icon of Yin-Yang, there is black spot at the center of white and a white spot at the center of black. This is where the concept of caves and islands came from -a tiny piece of Yin within Yang, and a tiny piece of Yang within Yin. As a representation of the shape of Tao, my design have to be also representing Island and cave within a mixture of a mystic form. The North Star The axis of universe The ladder to heaven The Gate of the Mystic Female Considering the obvious preference about depth, profundity, vacancy and circulation, the true spirit of Taoism should lies in the vacancy instead solidity. The cave under the world mountain is the holy place of Taoism. World Mountain (Kun-Lun) Finally, the world we live in Then, the Earth Moists’: Since Mohists are strict socialists, ascetics and rationalists. Who are interested in technologies, mechanics and all “useful” knowledge, I made an assumption that their buildings might be produced in mass production in factories using recycled materials and can easily be disassembled, and relocated. The Cave Therefore, I decided that the shape represent the way in which Tao runs itself is somehow like a torus or a bagel as demonstrated at the left. First, the Heaven The interior To speculate the shape of Tao, I first studied the Taoism model of universe : The cave / the axis of universe

The shape representing Tao

The Legalists’: My design of the Legalists’ buildings is a combination of representation of: 1.laws, regulations and orders / 2.techniques of using political power / 3. threatening prestige. At the ground level of the main hall, I tried to create fearsome space with scale, lighting and stairs. At the upper part of the building, I designed a crooked passage to demonstrate the crooked sides in the use of political power. At the colonnade, I used the triangular columns to create difference angles of sight so that the people inside can see a wilder range than those from out side. At other areas I experimented the effects of differences height levels, viewing angles, scales and lightings.
The island

The Cave

The Island

The Island

The Taoism model of universe came from ancient folk religions in China, which, were religions based on the worship of the North Star. In general belief, there is a world mountain surrounded by sea which is located directly under the North Star -at the axis of universe. The world in which we live itself is an Island.

The agriculturists’: Since the agriculturists worked with Moists and share same views about art and architecture, I designed the agriculturists’ building the same way of Moists’.

The Art of War : (The military commanders’) The Art of War was basically Taoism practice on battle field, which, eventually developed its own theories such as its unique explanation about “regular strategies” and “odd strategies.” The “odd” and “regular” relates to each other like both sides on a Mobius Strip: one comes to existence when the other goes beyond its reach. I designed the building of Military Commanders by rapidly changing shapes and blur the boundary between its interior and exterior. The Strategists’: The strategists were people selling strategies to political powers. They basically worked like the military commanders. I designed the Strategists’ building the same style as Military Commanders’. Only at the most noticeable spot in site.

The Naturalists’ The Naturalists were originated from Taoism and are believed as teachers of many important military commanders and strategists. The knowledge of Naturalists are broad and here I only chose to represent the famous theory of five basic elements that formed the universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.


“Illustrations for the Flowering Season” and “The Flower-seekers’ Guide of Kaohsinug”

Personal Project A request by Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government Solo Work

The Flowering Season of Indian Laburnum, Kaohsiung City Government, 2006
“The Flowering Season of Indian Laburnum” is a series of events held by Kaohsiung City's Bureau of Cultural Affairs to promote the awareness and appreciation of the city's beauty. There were outdoor activities, gatherings of writers and poets, tourist's guide of the city and several kinds of publications. The illustrations: As parts of the publications and out-door showcases, they asked me to draw a series of 36 illustrations ofIndian Laburnum. The Flower-seekers’ Guide: Also, they let me access some municipal information and make me draw a set of maps showing the locations of all Indian Laburnums planted in Kaohsiung.

Showcases in parks and streets of Kaohsiung

Parts of government publications

Press and newspaper report with my face and name

One of the oil paintings of mine
Two of the maps in Flower-Seekers’ Guide of Kauhsiung

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