Aug '08 - Mar '10
LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
"Pendulum Plane" by Oyler Wu Collaborative
6520 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles
Friday, August 29th
@ 7:30 pm
The LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design acquired a permanent location thanks to Woodbury University on historic and very famous Hollywood Boulevard. With this new space they decided to hold a competition open to architects and designers. The competition was to design, within a budget, a way to display future exhibitions. The winning design is by Oyler Wu Collaborative, which they call "Pendulum Plane".
I have seen this project from the time before the final models were submitted to the competition and followed it during the fabrication process. Don’t be fooled into thinking they hired metal fabricators to do the work for them. Oyler Wu and their project team have learned the skills necessary to complete the fabrication process. The installation is made of aluminum pipes of various sizes that was shaped and worked into forms as if it was a choreographed dance of aluminum. Made to move and adapt as well as dictate. It’s suspended from the ceiling and use counterbalances. At that time the system of counterbalances were to be determined. I am looking forward to experience walking through the space to see just how this system of pendulums works. If you’re a fan of industrialism like me you are probably just as curious as I am to see this material suspended and floating in space, which is a nice contradiction to seeing it grounded.