critics: Biayna BOGOSIAN & Victoria COALOA
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Yueming ZHOU & Yunyun HUANG: The study is inspired by wave interference, which is a good example of how global behavior emerged based on local interactions. Further more study of simulating behavior of fabric pleating—global behavior when fabric is applied with external force or force fields. All the research is aimed at proposing a way of design in architecture which perceives the site as a system consist of local related matter as corresponding to input force or other form of stimulation together to present a global outcome.
The installation serves as a materialized prototype of previous study. Starting from points (program attractors) the circulation curve is defined, thus affect collectively to generate the overall geometry. The geometry generation follows the logic of water waves and is customized into points and curves reaction accordingly. Strength in vibration is defined based on the weight of the program points. Series of study and tests are developed based on it such as aperture opening and color illustration based on geometry properties. Techniques such as CNC milling, vacuum form and laser cutting are applied.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
YZ & YH: Wave interference, fabric pleating, Biayna Bogosian (instructor), Victoria Coaloa (instructor), and the work of Neri Oxman, Perry Hall, and Yasuaki Onishi—particularly Reverse of Volume RG.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
YZ & YH: Reading: Neri Oxman, Material-based Design Computation; Branko Kolarevic, Digital Morphogenesis. Listening to: SCI-Arc’s lecture series; Sodagreen; and JJ Lin.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
YZ & YH: Neri Oxman, Perry Hall, Jose Sanchez, and Satoru Sugihara.