Designer: Yunzhu Wang, Xuhui Zhang, Junsheng Fu, Lei Dong, Chen Xu, Xinyu Wang
Instructor: Terrence Curry
The initial task is to create a wall within 2.4 m(height) × 2.4 m× 1.2 m cube.
By adding one section of a wall, the design explores a subtle boundary between the wall as an enclosure and as a piece of modern furniture.
The wall is composed in a constructional hierarchy which followings the natural property of individual materials.
It consists of Panel of Honeycomb Paper, Stud of Wedge Joint Timber and Stainless Steel Tube for Horizontal Connection.
Although mostly in a small size, ring has been seen as an embodied concentrated reflection of power and bond since history. It is a materialized symbol of human's spiritual pursuit, from marrige to religious belief, from family to country.
In this design I'm trying to provide a container not only as a ring rest, but also as a space for the ring to breathe and manipulate, a room for the ring itself.
It’s a design-build project located in the lobby space of an architecture school. Within a space of just 37sqm, it accommodates a storage and display system of material samples, at the same time enhance the function of an existing meeting room next door.
The display panel could be moved freely on the track, transiting from storage to exhibition. Position of each panel is changeable for comparison and classification.
The display panel is supported at the bottom, with nylon piece on contact surfaces. Thus the bearing in the track is freed from force. The nylon track surface is lifted 1mm higher than the shelf to reduce the contact surface area, so as to lower the friction.
The base is designed to be simultaneously functioning as a bench for the meeting room, to create an enclosure to the enlarged meeting space. The base is designed as a piece of sculpture floating upon the floor.
The glass partition wall is designed as the main structure. We designed and customized stainless steel joint to support the panels against the glass, which at the same time being adjustable in horizontal and vertical direction after assembly.