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1 / 8 general view 總覽

branching tensions | 張力裝置樹

Year | 年份: 2013
Location | 地點: Beijing, China | 中國,北京
Status | 狀態: completed | 建成

Type | 類型: installation | 裝置
Program | 功能: design workshop | 設計工作坊
Size | 規模: 60 sqm | 60 平米

Students | 學生: 4th year Interior Design Studio: Martina Muratori, Luca Lotumolo, Bai Lan, Chen Jing, Chen Yun, Liu Yi, Meng Xiaojing, Song Wei, Zhao Qianqian
Instructors | 教師: Eva Castro, Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino

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2 / 8 floor plan and existing lightwell 總平面及現有天井

This installation is the result of a workshop with students from Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts. It comes from the understanding of design not in an aprioristic manner but as a process-based framework in which various logical operations and the performance of the different components characterize the aesthetic and emergent properties of the resulting space. We proposed a strategy in which the final shape was not given and predetermined from the beginning but was generated as a result of an “organic” construction process.


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3 / 8 floor plan and section 平面及立面

The main design elements are: hexagons of three types and scales that determine different geometric formations, elastic cables that link the connectors and balloons filled-up with water that help achieve the final tensional stability.


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4 / 8 branching logic 張力的內在邏輯

The intervention is a tactic of punctual decisions: the design of few basic components, their location through connectors and their balancing logic once assembled together create a dynamic spatial organization that is open to further on-site alterations.


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5 / 8 design components 部件設計

The interplay of these three actors and the complex dynamic stability that is generated offers the possibility of literally playing on site allowing the students to interact, discuss and mediate altogether in the creation of their singular constellations.


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6 / 8 perspective views and photos 局部透視及照片

The trees reach a stable condition only when the final weight is applied at the bottom. Thus the operation of linking different formations together modifies the system overall balance, altering and affecting the position of every other single branch.


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7 / 8 component detail 部件細部
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8 / 8 branching and balancing system details 張力及平衡系統