Archinect - News 2014-04-20T09:34:50-04:00 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 >2013-02-12T19:33:48-05:00 <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>