Build a poetic and aesthetic visiting experience by applying unprecedentedly experimental materials
Space and Materiality
The space for the exhibition was linear and divided by several Y-shaped structural pillars into segments that made the space not an ideal place for displaying. Our solution was to use multiple layers of honeycomb cardboard core, which is usually used as packing materials and temporary structures, to cover the pillars and form a wall-like divider with thickness but lightness.
Space before and after designed
Visitor Journey on Layout Plan
The wall not only served as a guide for the visiting route but also as an installation to display the architecture models vividly. The honeycomb cardboard core has two appealing characteristics, which are elasticity and penetrability. By placing the carboards in multiple layers, the audiences can perceive the borderless and gradually changing features in visuality when viewing the displayed works in different positions with different see-through levels.
Interestingly, its elastic nature creates an impression of something constantly growing based on the law of gravity, which exactly demonstrates the topic, "New Resilience."
Honeycomb cardboard cores as spatial materials
Device Design for Displaying
Due to pandemics' impact, we noticed that Southeast Asia students are extremely familiar with online presentations and video-based project displays. In contrast, students of Taiwan are lack practice in a virtual mode when Taiwan was not intruded by the virus yet back in 2020. Given this phenomenon, “New Resilient Grounds” aims to build a conversational platform for all the participants from various places in a hybrid model, such as displaying projects through thoroughly designed films that shows how the artists and designers expect the audiences to understand the projects, rather than a heavy pile of text and still graphics in a conventional way. Therefore, we devised groups of reusable displaying boards consisting of metal structures and fabric skins with cork boards inside that allow pinning any drawings and installing suspended wires for holding tablets.
Customized reusable pin-up device for drawing sheets
Displaying device design sketches
The entrance signage is the first object visitors would see in the exhibition. Hence, it indicated the information and conveyed the concept of the theme of the event through the key colors and patterns of the visual design. The highlights of the design were layering four hung translucent acrylic panels with patterns on them to show the hierarchy of the fluidity, which was lightened up by LED strips with three primary colors, and the signage was constructed with sandblasted iron tubes in an elegant structure.
Entrance signage design