Chad Diep

Chad Diep

Los Angeles, CA, US


Virtual Mass

Emulating the mashrabiya screens and muqarnas ornamental vaults of the Middle East, Virtual Mass is a metal facade starting as a thin screen at the bottom that transitions to a corbeled form as the structure rises, creating the sense of virtual weight. The form is gravity defiant, supporting a large overhanging and ominous mass over a fragile base.

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Status: School Project
My Role: Team: Chad Diep, Luis Ochoa, Xiaolin Zhang