University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
critic: Matias del CAMPO
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Chunlan ZENG: The project’s lineage is about the agglomeration of components in order to generate various spatial conditions.
The behaviors of the aggregated components become to attach, melt and fuse together to accommodate different condition, react to programs and adjacent conditions. There are two particular conditions are presented: volumes and frames. The volumes are continuously connected, albeit individual members of family of components still radiate through the agglomerated components. The continuity creates a nesting of curvilinear space, differentiated scale, rhythm, speed, and waves. The frames as the inverse the solid component, articulated into different degree of perforation of the space.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
CZ: Baroque and Rococo art works; sculpture, furniture design, decorative deign, and paintings; artists such as Matthias Rauchmiller, Juste-Aurele Meissonnier, and Francois Boucher.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
CZ: Reading: Graham Harman, The Quadruple Object; Ian Bogost, Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
CZ: SPAN Architecture & Design, Zaha Hadid, and EcoLogic Studio.
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