Archinect - News 2014-08-23T15:16:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/94978858/advanced-geometry-with-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube Advanced geometry with Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube" Justine Testado 2014-03-05T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:21:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0by6jwvrcxz7pyq.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>L.A. architectural practice <a href="http://oylerwu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a> designed "The Cube" from a fundamental notion: to challenge the spatial and geometric properties of the cube, a geometric form long regarded as a basic element for design, art, and science. Built for the 2013 Beijing Biennale, the sculpture transforms a solid idea into an abstract piece -- and just a really cool-looking installation that surely makes a nifty backdrop for picture-taking.</p><p>We'll let Oyler Wu explain the intricate details behind the project:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptpt5o01cgp2iwhf.jpg"><br><br>"The Cube was designed with the intention of challenging the perceptual reading of the volumetric object. Beginning with this iconic and basic geometry, the overall scheme is designed to maintain the clear presence of the six-sided object in space.</p><p>Closer inspection of the scheme, however, is intended to reveal a more nuanced and experiential spatial effect - one that moves beyond the object and offers a radically different reading. Approximately sixteen meters tall and constructed of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87406398/editor-s-picks-343 Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6ixk5owgsummv5o.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86470050/the-deans-list-david-gissen-of-california-college-of-the-arts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbm510sgigr4731i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51972037/screenplay-by-oyler-wu-collaborative Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collaborative Archinect 2012-06-19T17:22:00-04:00 >2012-06-21T10:53:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6z735tvh32x1243.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> LA-based architecture and design office, <a href="http://oylerwu.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>, is proud to announce their upcoming architectural installation entitled <em>Screenplay</em>. The installation will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Convention Center this Friday, June 22, 2012 as the featured installation of <a href="http://dod.dwell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Dwell on Design 2012</em></a>.</p> <p> Press release from Oyler Wu Collaborative to follow:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4gz08cze2gka9ncp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Screenplay</em> is conceived of as a &lsquo;play&rsquo; on one&rsquo;s visual perception. This twenty-one foot long screen wall is constructed of forty-five thousand linear feet of rope strung through a series of lightweight steel frames. The wall is designed with the intention of provoking a sense of curiosity by slowly revealing its form and complexity through physical and visual engagement with the work. The wall is made from a repetitious steel framework with rope infill that varies over the length of the wall in three dimensions, forming a thickened undulating screen made up of dense linework. In its orthographic, or &lsquo;straight on&rsquo; view, the wal...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/28970021/editor-s-picks-239 Editor's Picks #239 Nam Henderson 2011-11-27T18:02:26-05:00 >2011-11-27T20:30:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6czaw3e303nylfas.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion entitled Netscape, was designed by faculty members Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative, along with their students. Earlier this week Archinect posted a video and some text detailing the construction process. In response Tima Bell, posted a couple images from the 1997 SCI-Arc Graduation pavilion which he noted did not have "quite the budget of Oyler/Wu".</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the latest installment of Archinect&rsquo;s Contours feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/28252356/contours-get-a-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a Job!</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2283854/guy-horton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>&nbsp;wrote about the disconnect between those looking for work and those gainfully employed.&nbsp;"<em>This is where the disconnect resides. There are those who have been through the worst our economic system has to offer and those that have not fallen through those trap doors. You don&rsquo;t learn about them in school. You don&rsquo;t even realize they are there until you fall through one. But there are many such trap doors and over the last thirty years policy changes have added even more.</em>"</p> <p> The feature really struck a chord with a number of readers, generating almost 20 comments.</p> <p> <strong>holz.box </strong>thought it was a great post and went on to share his own story <em>"after high diving through the trap door last year - followed up by short term contract/temp work and collecting unemployment in between - i can readily identify. it was an experience, and it can definitely be a challenge finding your way back out.</em>" Member <strong>hooks</strong> disagreed t...</p>