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William Hailiang Chen ResoNet Baitasi An interactive light sculpture
ResoNet Baitasi An interactive light sculpture is Bronze Design Award winner in 2016 - 2017 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Award Category.
ResoNet Baitasi An interactive light sculpture

ResoNet Baitasi is an interactive light sculpture exhibited in the Baitasi hutong district during Beijing Design Week in 2015, which illuminates the public realm in response to vibration stimuli. Designed by Creative Prototyping Unit, a team made up of multidisciplinary designers, ResoNet takes its name from the combination of resonance and network. The showcased product is an evolution of the competition winning entry for Designboom Bright LED in 2007, which was realised at FRED 07 art festival in the UK.

ResoNet Baitasi An interactive light sculpture
William Hailiang Chen ResoNet Baitasi
William Hailiang Chen An interactive light sculpture
William Hailiang Chen design
William Hailiang Chen design
William Hailiang Chen

William Hailiang Chen has transferred himself from an artist to a professional qualified architect, graduated from the Architectural Association School with awarded Alvin Boyarsky Scholarship and Nicholas Boas Travel Award. He went on working for UK famous practices such as Wilkinson Eyre Architect, Populous and Foster and Partners on several prestigious projects, including winning the competition of 440m tower of Guangzhou International Finance Centre, the design of London Olympic 2012 Stadium from inception to completion and Apple Campus 2. Despite the success in UK, as Principal Architect he took on the challenge back to China leading the team on managing Wanda Group’s overseas projects including Wanda One Nine Elmes, Wanda Sydney One, Paris Europacity and Wanda Vista Tower project in Chicago. Alongside the big projects, as founder of Creative Prototyping Unit he is leading a research team on digital fabrication of various small experimental projects. William teaches part time at the Southeast University in Nanjing and is setting up an urban regeneration research program in relation to sports sector.

Creative Prototyping Unit

Creative Prototyping Unit is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Beijing and London. The Studio is seeking the development of transdisciplinary discourse in the convergence of art, science, technology and cultural consciousness research. Working in a wide range of design fields with a holistic design approach, CPU studio strives to challenge the norms and deliver innovative solutions which offers a profound understanding and interpretation of the full range of creative possibilities.