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Oyler wu, cube, oyler wu collaborative, los angeles, Beijing, china, biennale, pattern, warp, twist

Oyler Wu Collaborative designed the winning entry for Beijing Biennale competition. The Cube, a 3-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, is exhibited with ten other pavilions at the Beijing Olympic Park. This iconic piece installation is combines basic geometries while presents the successful synergy of art, design and science. At Oyler Wu Collaborative they were interested in challenging the traditional notion of a cube as a solid object, a cube as a space that can lose its distinct boundary once occupied, and the fundamental way a cube sits on the ground. The aim was to create an experience that is optically stimulating and spatially rich through the design of an abstract geometric figure.

The tree-dimensional spatial experience is designed to activate the urban environment, one that capitalizes directly on the inherent spatial characteristics of line. In Collaborative they used semi-repetitious field of twisting “surfaces” and the proposal moves back and forth between complex field and coherent geometric pattern. They were interested in the transcendence of line into a completely engulfing experience that could be occupied as a kind of three-dimensional drawing. Therefore the level of curiosity about the piece is created – the trajectories form the dynamic field while shifting while producing a sense of enclosure.

The design process began with two-dimensional plane with a series of patterns, consisting of line-work, drawn across the surface. The surface is further repeated in space, creating six planes offset 177 centimeters on from another, while forming a perfect cube. As the planes adapt and transform, the cavities of space are formed by warping planes.  The planes spill out the volume, lifting the volume into the air therefore becoming structural supports for the precariously tilted volume of lines.

Oyler wu, cube, oyler wu collaborative, los angeles, Beijing, china, biennale, pattern, warp, twist

Oyler wu, cube, oyler wu collaborative, los angeles, Beijing, china, biennale, pattern, warp, twist

Oyler wu, cube, oyler wu collaborative, los angeles, Beijing, china, biennale, pattern, warp, twist

Oyler wu, cube, oyler wu collaborative, los angeles, Beijing, china, biennale, pattern, warp, twist

Oyler wu, cube, oyler wu collaborative, los angeles, Beijing, china, biennale, pattern, warp, twist

 

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