studio hadid 3(x+y)=world ws09/10
studio instructor: patrick schumacher
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
bin LU, vadimir IVANOV, robert LOFFLER: the whole year task is designing from small fashion and industry designs (shoes + bag, arm-chair + lap-top, car + garage, beach villa + boat) to bigger scales building projects (stadium + podium). total fluidity on all scales for all programmes. the final products for this semester integrate all first 3 double-designs into a single complex. our abstract idea behind is the interaction between user and object and object to object.
the shoe is determined by the shape of the users foot. it is stretchable in all necessary directions. one shoe fits to a certain amount of different foot sizes which determines outer appearance of the shoe. when the shoe is adapting to the foot it changes its skin structure and color. all these features enable individualization according to size and shape of the foot. structure of the skin enables necessary stretching. skin is diversified to more and less stretchable areas according to geometry of human foot. system of folding and bubble skin structure is providing necessary stretching abilities of the shoe. inside the shoe is implemented soft stretchable supporting system to hold the shape of the shoe. shoe is created from stretchable soft polymer materials. bubble parts are made of transparent stretchable plastic, which reacts to stretching by color change.
color – changing polymer contains small ring-shaped molecules called “mechanophores” in the center of polymer chains. in response to mechanical force, these rings break, changing the color of the polymer. additional color change is realized by changing geometry of the folding parts.
the bag can be used as a backpack and a legpack. in backpack mode the user is able to carry more itmes while in the legpack mode it provides more freedom. the bag is made out of stretchable material similar to the shoe. in different modes of usage it reveals different colors.
the chair has a peace and an activated condition. the weight determines the level of activation, which also means revealing a different color and shape. the chair consists of three different types of materials. a stiff supporting structure is holding a soft foam which is covered by a semi-stretchable skin. when a user sits on the chair the soft part is pushed through the skin creating a bubble effect. meanwhile the colors of the “bubbles” change.
the garage has an activated and a peace position. in peace position it partly merges into the surrounding landscape. the top of the garage is on the same level as the ground and it stays in its position. as the car approaches it, the system of paths is pulled down revealing the garage.
the car is transformable from a two seater to a four seater. this is provided by two shells moving apart from each other. the gap between them is filled with a stretchable material that merges to outer shells.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
bL, vI, rL: new stretchable materials, patrik schumacher, tom wiscombe, james cameron and his fancy avatar
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
bL, vI, rL: weird and wonderful wild nature, five stars stones, avatar
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
bL, vI, rL: zaha hadid architects, emergent