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From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
ChengYuan Huang "1 or 3 Chairs" The chair design is inspired by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth’s work “One or Three Chairs”. In the beginning of this project, a chair is designed in form•Z (the higher one), and then the projection of the ﬁrst chair is calculated by the lighting function of form•Z, and the second (real) chair is derived from the shadow of the ﬁrst chair designed. The third chair is the shadow of the ﬁrst and second chairs. 
From the album: Tamkang University
HungMing Chen and ChenChia Li "Installation of a Staircase" This project is located in a stairway in the Department of Engineering at our school. The University provided the funds and the location. Altogether, we spent more than three months on this project, starting with a proposal and continuing with form•Z modeling, RP (Rapid Prototyping) modeling, processing digitized drawings, and the computeraided manufacturing process. The primary function of the open space where the project is located is for the students and teachers to rest and discuss their homework. At the same time, we hoped it would be aesthetically pleasing. This project had to fit within a 6.0 meter space, 5.0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The design consists of three parts: the base, the vertical structure, and the network mesh. All three parts were constructed using curvedshape models generated with NURBS. The design is based on fifteen consecutive sections extending to the ceiling to form a continuous shape. In total it uses 335 wooden boards. The base is composed of two crisscrossed stacks folding over each other from the bottom to the top. Furthermore, three different cross shape tendons were developed in order to assemble a horizontal base layout. The vertical section is aligned with the wall and is derived from many consecutive spherical forms. The resulting columns were generated using Boolean operations. The network mesh is made of stainless steel cables and follows the curvature of the NURBS surface. There is a total of 38 round holes in each of the outer cylindrical structures. This produces a woven wall which ensures that there will be no lateral displacement throughout the structure, all the way to the ceiling. 
From the album: California Polytechnic State University
Sarah Jester Project Title: Inhabitable Book Library for San Francisco, CA The site for this project is located on the coast off the Great Highway, adjacent to a wastewater treatment plant. The form of the project was discovered through an analysis and interpretation of a series of inhab itable book studies and the building was sited based on a study of the voids and cuts made through out the site. The building is purposely made tall and thin to create a hulking inhabitable book presence on the site. The entrance side is opaque, containing the program that is considered to be internal functions to the building (administration, utility spaces, etc). The opposite side, facing away from the highway, is more transparent and opens itself up to the site since these functions are considered more external to the building (circulation desk, interactive reading spaces, etc). The narrow ends of the building sit in the void of the site and selectively frame the views out to the ocean. The Inhabitable Book Concept: An individual makes a choice by reading. The reader acknowledges the power of books and becomes connected to the larger society while engaging in a highly introspective and reflective activity, of reading as a deeper understanding of self through this process of reading. This library is a place to honor the power inside books and the energy created by bringing them together with readers who can investigate, wonder, and give back. The Program: This library is a place for the public to get away from downtown and to experience the coast. The book collection hangs over the larger, more open reading spaces, which wraps through the entire building. The entry level, containing most of the administrative spaces, is connected to the major atrium, intended to be the place with the highest level of noisemaking activities. Opposite these wrapping spaces, is a core of small, intimate reading rooms, allowing intensive, individual focused thought, while having the only view out to the ocean. The circulation sequence of the building attempts to focus the reader on seeing selectively framed views of the ocean as one moves in and out of spaces in the building. 
From the album: Holewinski, Matthew

From the album: Holewinski, Matthew

From the album: Holewinski, Matthew

From the album: University of New Mexico
"Modulation+Mutations II" The exponential growth of digital information and continual expansion of new technologies has had a profound effect on the manner by which architects create space. Designers are now incorporating new methodologies that borrow from the automotive, aeronautical and cinematic professions. This multidisciplinary approach is challenging the traditional approach to the practice of architecture. As a result a new studio environment must be established to enable young designers to engage in these new processes. This studio will aim to explore this continuingly evolving condition where extraction of space is no longer statically derived. It will rather deﬁne a more interactive model that is based on social forces deﬁned through contextual speciﬁcity. 
From the album: University of New Mexico
"Modulation+Mutations II" The exponential growth of digital information and continual expansion of new technologies has had a profound effect on the manner by which architects create space. Designers are now incorporating new methodologies that borrow from the automotive, aeronautical and cinematic professions. This multidisciplinary approach is challenging the traditional approach to the practice of architecture. As a result a new studio environment must be established to enable young designers to engage in these new processes. This studio will aim to explore this continuingly evolving condition where extraction of space is no longer statically derived. It will rather deﬁne a more interactive model that is based on social forces deﬁned through contextual speciﬁcity.