PONE Transparent Shell
Based on concepts, Transparent Shell gains inspiration from a rich variety of sequences in nature. By dissecting, extracting shell structure and restructuring, it reveals the tension of life evolution.
Conch-shape helix is blended with vertical, balanced, stable and standard three-dimensional grid. Density and depth of different degrees are on one hand, in mutual erosion, harmony and coexistence and on the other hand, in antagonism, competition and conflict.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In the Transparent Shell, one could explore and walk around at will and imagine freely, during which one's vision,audition and perception were aroused, thus realizing the infinite thinking within the architectural space as well as profound insight and awareness in a simple, natural and primitive way. This is where the charm of space and source of thought lies modern architecture, in addition to its functions, should be the carrier of humanity and free will.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Step 1 base laying: transparent films were used to twine keels so as to produce viscous sublayers.
Step 2 silk stroking: the methods of rolled folding and stretching were employed to provide the ordinary electrostatic transparent films with a silk-like quality and flowing mercerization, thin but tenacious.
Step 3 weaving: films were divided into groups. Through static electricity and viscous quality, the wire-drawing transparent films were woven, stretched and glued onto the base interface. In this way, a complete shell gradually came into being.
The whole weaving process is like silkworms spinning cocoons.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2015 in Guangzhou and finished in December 2015
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The main body of the device is made up of metal frames and a large number of irregular curved steels. Each of 30 arched frames is varying in its undulating rhythm, irregular and polydirectional.The curves in the helix were picked out for accurate radian in each segment so as to get the accurate nodes. Then, the 3-d coordinates of each node was positioned in the space, based on which another curve was made by stretching steel pipes. Then they were welded into groups for interconnection in groups.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 7000mm x Depth 13000mm
constructin blends, conflicts, manifestation, fading, in-process performance art, exploratpry, change
A series of researches and practices have been carried out, including relationships between human beings and environment, between human beings and architecture and between human beings and space. Instead of separating space by simply building walls and forming an antagonistic relationship, deep interaction and thought provoking of different degrees were needed to simulate the potential of diversified experience.
2015 PONE ARCHITECTURE Experience Pavilion Guangzhou Design Week attempted to rediscover the alternating potential of order construction. Urged by the question on how to integrate architecture to further interact and blend cities, environments, human beings and space, it created the construction unit Transparent Shell.
Meanwhile, it is also a reflection on creating and recreating.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Golden Ho, Ming Lueng, Jiangmi Deng, Hui Chen, Jiali Liu, Zhiyun Lei