Archinect - News 2014-11-27T14:41:48-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113982402/yaohua-wang-wins-2014-harvard-gsd-thesis-prize-with-salvaged-stadium Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium” Justine Testado 2014-11-18T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T06:55:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8myhs9zjr6ugg82o.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Salvaged Stadium</em> explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> writes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpmivhtv13x0r5zg.jpg"></p><p>"Let&rsquo;s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don&rsquo;t have milk today, can I give you a coffee without cream.' For me, this is a very interesting moment. It reveals that what you don&rsquo;t get is also defining what you get, the hidden dimension behind the appearance. How could architecture gain this hidden dimension, beyond the physical form?"</p><p>Learn more about Salvaged Stadium on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/yaohua_wang_wins_2014_harvard_gsd_thesis_prize_with_salvaged_stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. You can also watch the animated story below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67340923/zip-studio400-book-show-installation-by-cal-poly-students ZIP: Studio400 book show installation, by Cal Poly students Hao Phung 2013-02-11T11:39:00-05:00 >2014-05-03T23:04:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpnqonsvob512j9w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A quarter of a million zip ties altered a gallery into a bristled vortex of swirling, cavernous zip tie fabric magnified through reflective cellophane and augmented by subtle changing color. ZIP expresses the story of collaborative effort through research, acquisition, design, and construction of an environment designed as haptic reading room. Designed as an experience to exhibit thesis books, Professor Karen Lange&rsquo;s fifth year studio (Studio400) at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, was assigned a collaborative installation project to showcase their previous personal research and transition into the design phase of their individual thesis projects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q67gk0d9uiroglx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Nineteen students worked tirelessly through the zipping, snipping, and stitching of the zip ties together composing an intricate three-dimensional fabric that could be swirled onto itself to create multiple experiences within a small storefront space. Entry portal, tubular book receptacles, undula...</p>