Kuan’s Cubes #08

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design. He worked on this series as an exploratory project that looks specifically into the “context of the design subject” which, for him, is “almost always a complex and dynamic situation.”

Kuan’s Cubes #07

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design.   Interview Question 5/6: You mentioned earlier how you use grasshopper to create cubes. It links different design parts into algorithmically linked parameters. This means certain parameters are chosen by you […]

Kuan’s Cubes #06

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design.   Interview Question 4/6: The shifting of formal aspects within your cubes perhaps tells a story in how you see the relationship between the formulation of aesthetics in architecture to its […]

Kuan’s Cubes #05

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design.   Interview Question 3.5/6: What are the implications of the boundary of your design work-cubic forms?   I don’t have a strong preference to the cubic form, I create motion […]

Kuan’s Cubes #04

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design.   Interview Question 3/6: How does exploring the constant shifting of the forms within the boundary help you expand on how you perceive the changes around architecture?   To be honest, […]

Kuan’s Cubes #03

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design. He worked on this series as an exploratory project that looks specifically into the “context of the design subject” which, for him, is “almost always a complex and dynamic situation.”   […]

Kuan’s Cubes #02

Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design.   Interview Question 2/6: You mentioned your interest in the context of the design subject in our conversation earlier. Could you elaborate more that notion that you are trying to explore?  […]

Kuan’s Cubes #01

Happy New Year Everyone !    With the first post of the year, we would like to present a new series Kuan’s Cubes (Geometric Gradient). Huai-Kuan Chung is our special external collaborator who recently graduated from Columbia GSAPP in Urban Design. He worked on this series as an […]

Open Call for Entries

Greetings, everyone !  It was only February of this year that we launched our first ever brief of “the Director’s Office”. With our contributors, we managed to finish off 2 seasons which amount to 123 entries and 11 Briefs so far. Our team would like to […]

Brief 11 is Over!

Big Thanks to everyone who contributed on our last brief of the year! In order of appearance: Emma Colthurst, Kirsty McMullan, Jakob Walter, Stanislas Turcon, Quentin Dauvergne, Samuel Jaccard & Kimberley Berney, Luke Reveley, Christopher Delahunt, Sebastian Serzysko, Bethany Hird, Olivier Jauniaux, Henry Schofield, Lloyd […]

#123 The Vestibule

B11_#123 // The Vestibule // Elif Öngüt Vestibules are conventionally known as transitional spaces, not autonomous ones. This cube rethinks the vestibule as both a transitional and an autonomous space. The use of marble and vaulted architecture (groin vault) echoes that of institutional and religious […]

#122 Loss of Vestibule

B11_#122 // Lloyd Lee // The Vestibule The architect and his client, Mr. Reynolds, enter the meeting room. The architect looks excited while Mr. Reynolds looks more indifferent to the taking of the meeting.  Architect : This, Mr. Reynolds, is the most essential feature of […]