Experimental typographic project that combines the reflection on a mirror with paper letters cut by one of its axis. It results in modular compositions that once photographed suggest 3D images. The project uses magic and visual contradiction to transit from digital language to analog world. Construction of letters on a mirror creates new realities with reflection, which are neither truth nor falsehood.
Topology is a series of black & white hand sketches by Huang Zi (the artist) that explores the imaginative topography of various landscapes and people's relationships with them. Because on every inch of every terrain, there is life. It is a diary of sorts to capture the stories of his various travels to faraway places. Documenting journeys through an artistic rendition is a historical way to celebrate the places that others call home. Huang Zi is bringing this art form to the digital age via an online gallery and social media.
One Main is an office refurbishment that relentlessly deploys numeric command machining of sustainable plywood to evidence the versatility and efficiency available via CAD-CAM design-build processes. The project displaces the combinatorial logic of ready-made components typical of late-industrial process for a seamless and non-standard protocol of customized fabrication. A formal aesthetic emerges from these processes, imbuing the design with a curvilinear continuity at a detail and spatial level.
The whole device consists of 30 main bone models and 3 groups of large-radian curves. Through multiple layers of woven and criss-cross transparent films, an interface of dynamic tension was folded up, with the whole space filled with flowing dynamic. Between blends and conflicts, there would come into being various function spaces, such as entrance, wall, ceiling, window, desktop or seat area. Multi-layer open combinations are the new representation and interpretation of internal and external open sites that interact both inside and outside.
Dark Side is a space-inspired range of seamless recessed luminaires made of gypsum and concrete. Turning on the light gives an extra feeling of spherical volume for central part of the luminaire highlighting its relief and surface bump by LEDs ring. Use of color and color temperature of LEDs coupled with different concretes and proportions gives a range of luminaires. The idea is to bring a calm of a cosmic space into wild contemporary life by delighting your eyes with play of light and misty shadow, natural textures and reliefs contrasting with flat surface.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Advanced Architecture Laboratory (AAL) was commissioned to design this large-scale building envelope for The Future of Us exhibition in late 2014. The visitors of the exhibition experience a stunning play of light and shade cast by an intricate metal lattice, like a ‘walk in an imaginary forest’. It is the capstone event to round up Singapore’s Golden Jubilee (SG50) year of celebrations.