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spatial moment of final model

spatial moment of final model

+ In retrospect, we found that “ambiguity” is expressed in different aspects of the project: 1. Through the combination of weaving algorithms, we are able to express different structural and spatial qualities in a continuous surface: self-reinforced boundary, gradients of fiber density and etc.. Such surface is ambiguous, for it is hard to define the surface in a singular manner. 2. The flexibility of the scaffold makes it constantly under transformation until the force within fiber reaches equilibrium. The final form of the fiber composite is not directly linked to the starting form of the scaffold, making it unpredictable and ambiguous. 3. Such process of exploration avoids the coded architectural language and follows the abstraction of point, line, plane and space to reconstruct our way of understanding space. The space under such framework is ambiguous, for it is architectural and primitive at the same time. We hope such ambiguity can defamiliarize us with the cliché of coded architectural language and bring us back to the primitive, intuitive experience of space.                 

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Zunheng Lai Portfolio 2015  

Selected Works from Harvard Graduate School of Design and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Zunheng Lai Portfolio 2015  

Selected Works from Harvard Graduate School of Design and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

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