Wednesday, August 5, 2009

new studio, first mock-up sculpture :)

my new studio is called 'proxy', its runned by gretchen wilkins, and it was the first choice in my balloting list coz in my level (level 8), i'll need to start thinking bout who can b my advisor in upcoming the major project (in level 10) and i used to take her elective 'building tokyo' in the past and i loved it alot so i figure i should try to get her studio, not to mentioned that the brief of the studio is very appealing to me too!

"This studio is interested in the procedural and material opportunities that exist within the gaps between digital and physical production. From the scale of objects to cities, the making and production of things has shifted from the assembly line to the network cloud, from the localized to the distributed, from physical models to virtual interactions. Any number of examples track this shift, from automobile production to energy collection, social services to citizenship, news media to professional sports, all have generally relinquished a model of singularity for one of multiplicity. The translation of physical to virtual, material to information, objects to systems reveals a series of gaps within which innovation of architectural production can take place. In architecture these hybrid physical and digital networks enable a form of production that takes place through both directly and through remote control. Authorship is shared, processes are distributed. Neither digital nor physical are exclusive, rather both are necessary as compliments to each other as design oscillates between modes and locations. A project can be conceived in Pittsburgh, for example, developed in Melbourne, designed simultaneously in both locations, sited locally and virtually, and fabricated locally and digitally. The ‘pinging’ of information back and forth adds a complexity and uncertainty to the process, as does the agency of proxy contributions in design processes."

and the first class was sort of introductory thing and i was grouped with aziza for the upcoming sculpture productions (till mid sem) and the second week we needed to come out with paper sculpture design using paper cutter, but the paper cutter was screwed at the time so we decided to use laser cutter instead...

the first attempt in making the paper was trying to set up an emerging point and the irregular shape that came out frm the is then being linked back to that point and the final result is then taken to an unfolding software called pepakura to create 2d surface so that it can be sent to laser cutter to cut out...

the final result is exactly what shown in the 3d model generated by computer :) its sort of like a product design thing (which i personally love) as this final product can b some ornament put on head or as melted breast sculpture or superimposed irregular eye sculpture lolx...


  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. thanx susan for supporting :) will keep my blog running in good condition :)

  3. Hi there, I am a part-time photography student at the photography studies college in South Bank and wonder if you would like to do a TFP modelling for my project. Found your details via StarNow.

    It will be a contemporary photography related to food and fine art project but I am happy to do a traditional portrait for you as well if you like. Let me know if you are interested. Cheers, Joe

  4. of course! i would love to! :)

  5. Cool! Email me ( and I will send you a copy of the project brief.