Yung Ho Chang explains there are two types of projects; THE projects which are iconic buildings and The Other projects which are small and local. He shows examples of both types including THE projects such as a house made of laminated wood and rammed earth, and a software building designed as a “living environment.” For Other projects, Chang talks about a transparent structural unit with bamboo veneer for the Venice Biennale, and an art project for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London using plastic paving blocks. Chang considers plastic forms as a “major, major building material” for the future. He talks about a folding privacy screen traditionally made with a wood frame and rice paper which he has redesigned with Formica to replace both wood and rice paper. Chang shows his design for the upcoming Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo. He cites the Centre Pompidou as the source of inspiration for the design. He describes the functions of the building for the World Expo as “performing architecture.”
Video Archive | Plastic (4)
Yung Ho Chang talks about his firm’s Other projects. He characterizes them as “miscellaneous.” He shows a pair of exterior metal sliding doors for an art gallery, and the interior of a restaurant in Shanghai with a tile roof designed to allow more light inside. Chang shows a transparent structural unit with bamboo veneer which is the basis for a project for the Venice Bienniale. He shows a project for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London which uses plastic paving blocks. The structure is an interior space in the museum’s courtyard. For another project Chang explains how his firm used honeycomb-shaped plastic modules to create the structure for a bathroom. He considers these plastic forms as a “major, major building material” for the future.
Pesce discusses his work in industrial design. His goal is always to create systems of design and production where originality is embedded in each item rather than crafting the perfect object. Pesce presents a series of chairs which have functions other than sitting. He presents vases made from plastics and resins that are all unique and nearly indestructible.
Annie Chu discusses the evolution of her work. She talks about her some of her projects incorporating unconventional materials and industrial design techniques. Chu discusses her discovery of Peru.