StringThings

Tutors: Barry Wark, Guan Lee, Daniel Widrig 

Students: Feiran Xu, Qianren Wang, Yu Zhu, Yanran Tu, Shuchen Liu

The project is derived from traditional hand crafts and explored weaving, braiding and kitting techniques in the creating of new architectural aesthetics. The research developed a singular component which can be stretched, bent and joined into continuously differentiated conditions. The design creates a striking balance between the structural grid and the soft piped strands that embellishes it. This system allows for a deep, spatial ornament that would be difficult and expensive to achieve through commonly utilised digital fabrication techniques.