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3D Modeling, Architectural Design


Individual Project


Rhino, Sketch Up, V-ray, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator


Feb 2018 - May 2018

New Path of Soul

Breaking cultural misunderstandings and feeling the journey of pilgrimage

Since the movie "Paths of the soul" was released, there has been a lot of controversy. Some people think that the pilgrims in the movie are too stubborn. In fact, this is a belief in life. We should respect this kind of national cultural behavior. Through the deconstruction and translation of the film, combined with the design of the museum, visitors can have a better understanding of Tibetan culture in the process of viewing.

Design Background

Pilgrimage was misunderstood by a lot of people, especially people who have never tried to learn this culture. Consequently, this design goal is to break this culture misunderstanding and create a bridge between pilgrims and visitors.

Site Analysis

The site base is located on a cliff in Lhasa, Tibet, China, which is on the same axis as Potala Palace, and Lhasa is regarded by many as the end of the pilgrimage. Through the film “input”, “output” as the design program to abstract and translate.

Movie Research

In 2017, the film “Paths of The Soul” was released, telling a group of people walking 2500 kilometers to pursue their faith. This is a unique culture activity in Tibet, China. However, this has also stimulated a lot of debate. 


The process of translation is to create a new structural system by adding other architectural elements with the help of the 
elements and information  extracted from the film.


According to the pilgrimage space in the film, add the museum functional elements, and regenerate the new form of spaces which about narration and activities.


Through a series of research, abstract, element extraction, translation, rebuild, the space sequence in the film is removed into the new building structure, forming a new “path of the soul”.

Underground Rendering

By simulating the light path of the sun, we can ensure that the light monument has enough illumination at the lowest solar elevation angle, and the rectangular projection monument reflects light as parallel light.

Section Perspective

The interior space is separated into five main functional area, and the visitors can roam different space by walking alone the slope, which connect the whole space and create a continuous exhibition experience.

Daylight Analysis

The light in the pilgrimage area needs to change over time, so the monuments' cutting angle is small and it faces south slightly.The exhibition area needs all-day light, so the section of the monument faces south, according to thelight requirements to the east or the west.

New Path of Soul

Pilgrimage is a kind of belief, climbing mountains and rivers in the fixed direction, and not afraid of danger. People need faith to support themselves in their lives to overcome all kinds of difficulties.This is not ignorance, but an optimistic attitude towards life.

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