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TETRA V.2 is an urban design installation reacting as a commentary to the contemporary state of economic, sustainable, and environmental developm… Read More
TETRA V.2 is an urban design installation reacting as a commentary to the contemporary state of economic, sustainable, and environmental developmental local (Hong Kong) and international issues, surrounding the state of utility within our urban and socio-political function of citizenship within the urban environment. Using modular system that functions at a variety of scales, from the object scale all the way up to the urban scale, the design is based off of a fractal geometric logic creating an urban architectural intervention “without end”. TETRA V.2 becomes an urban addition within the city, formulated by architecture. The assembly of modules is based on a concept from fractals and the continuing nature. The sets defined themselves as portraying self-similarity in different scales, mimicking the organic nature as growth of plants. The flexibility allows the sets to vary in size and number. By alternating the combination of the pieces and the urban settings, it could be anything from a self-standing furniture piece to a social interaction hub. It provides a definitive addition and discussion between human and nature, generating a continuum between the human scale and that of the building or urban space. The basic module of TETRA V.2 is inspired by the elegant and simple form of a tetrahedron. Each family of tetrahedrons is made up of three different sizes, but all with the same size opening at the points of connection. The slight changes in the parameters of these different pieces allows for variation, without losing the relationship between them. By truncating the edges of the tetrahedron and developing a concaved form, the reinvented shape breaks the uniform geometry of the pure tetrahedron. The craved out space becomes porous enclave for interaction, redefining space within the urban Kowloon Park. 展品「積.聚」是一個以融入城市環境的實用性為基礎,並呼應現今經濟體系,本地(香港)及國際可持續發展,及公民於社會政治體系裡的功能角色的結構系統。 展品的整個系統由多件不同尺寸的固體表層結構模件「積組」而成,而系統的靈活設定亦使其結構和功能帶來無限伸延的可能性。它可以是公園裡劃佔成較私秘空間的座位,同時把小尺寸的模件改裝成燈具以配合公園環境 ; 它也能是圖書館裡的書架連座位的組件。 「積.聚」是一個能多方向複製組裝的城市裝置。從結構的系統性到當中功能變化的不確定性,「積.聚」以建築邏輯重展城市與人之間的互動性,並以不同組裝提供新的負空間予途人休憩與交流。 此展品亦曾於早前8月份由尼你.里奇及袁烽教授共同策辦的上海展覽數字未來DigtalFUTURE中展出。 PROJECT CREDITS: Design Lead: Wendy W Fok | atelier//studio WF Design Team: Michelle Lok / Ivan cheung / Kenneth To / Dave Cheung / Marco Chan / Kathleen Johnson With Special Thanks to: Professor Marc Aurel SCHNABEL / Director Puay Peng HO Venue: Kowloon Park, Sculpture Garden, Hong Kong Dates: 14 February, 2012 - 23 April, 2012 Event: Tri-Ciprocal Cities - 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture CONTACT: info@studio-wf.com WEBSITE: http://studio-wf.com Made Possible in part by: + atelier//studio WF + the Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Architecture + Art Lab Limited - Hong Kong (Contractor) Copyright © atelier//studio WF + WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC Read Less
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TETRA V.2 is an urban design installation reacting as a commentary to the contemporary state of economic, sustainable, and environmental developmental local (Hong Kong) and international issues, surrounding the state of utility within our urban and socio-political function of citizenship within the urban environment.

Using modular system that functions at a variety of scales, from the object scale all the way up to the urban scale, the design is based off of a fractal geometric logic creating an urban architectural intervention “without end”. TETRA V.2 becomes an urban addition within the city, formulated by architecture.

The assembly of modules is based on a concept from fractals and the continuing nature. The sets defined themselves as portraying self-similarity in different scales, mimicking the organic nature as growth of plants. The flexibility allows the sets to vary in size and number. By alternating the combination of the pieces and the urban settings, it could be anything from a self-standing furniture piece to a social interaction hub. It provides a definitive addition and discussion between human and nature, generating a continuum between the human scale and that of the building or urban space.

The basic module of TETRA V.2 is inspired by the elegant and simple form of a tetrahedron. Each family of tetrahedrons is made up of three different sizes, but all with the same size opening at the points of connection. The slight changes in the parameters of these different pieces allows for variation, without losing the relationship between them. By truncating the edges of the tetrahedron and developing a concaved form, the reinvented shape breaks the uniform geometry of the pure tetrahedron. The craved out space becomes porous enclave for interaction, redefining space within the urban Kowloon Park.

展品「積.聚」是一個以融入城市環境的實用性為基礎,並呼應現今經濟體系,本地(香港)及國際可持續發展,及公民於社會政治體系裡的功能角色的結構系統。
展品的整個系統由多件不同尺寸的固體表層結構模件「積組」而成,而系統的靈活設定亦使其結構和功能帶來無限伸延的可能性。它可以是公園裡劃佔成較私秘空間的座位,同時把小尺寸的模件改裝成燈具以配合公園環境 ; 它也能是圖書館裡的書架連座位的組件。
「積.聚」是一個能多方向複製組裝的城市裝置。從結構的系統性到當中功能變化的不確定性,「積.聚」以建築邏輯重展城市與人之間的互動性,並以不同組裝提供新的負空間予途人休憩與交流。
此展品亦曾於早前8月份由尼你.里奇及袁烽教授共同策辦的上海展覽數字未來DigtalFUTURE中展出。

PROJECT CREDITS:

Design Lead:
Wendy W Fok
| atelier//studio WF

Design Team:
Michelle Lok / Ivan cheung /
Kenneth To / Dave Cheung /
Marco Chan / Kathleen Johnson

With Special Thanks to:
Professor Marc Aurel SCHNABEL / Director Puay Peng HO

Venue:
Kowloon Park, Sculpture Garden, Hong Kong

Dates:
14 February, 2012 - 23 April, 2012

Event:
Tri-Ciprocal Cities -
2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture

CONTACT:
info@studio-wf.com

WEBSITE:
http://studio-wf.com

Made Possible in part by:
+ atelier//studio WF
+ the Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Architecture
+ Art Lab Limited - Hong Kong (Contractor)

Copyright © atelier//studio WF + WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC