Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Soft Steel Bench

one of my bench design for "The Buses Stop Here" - City of Ferndale (MI) Bench Project.
original idea was to design a prototype bench which could be easy mass-produce by laser-cut machine. The pattern creates triple metaphor which are the imagenation of the history of woodward avenue, transforming the image of regular strip bench and also bring the image of interior fiber-cloth cover furniture to the exterior public space.

design michigan director: Jack Williamson
design: Yu-Chih Hsiao
laser cut: Custom Form, MI
steel fabrication and finish: Andy Weitnauer

photos: 1-4_original proposal images, 5_The Buses Stop Here exhibition at Paramount Bank Gallery, Ferndale, 6_bench installed at 9 miles rd near by woodward avenue, 7_actually in front
of the monkey bar :)

Friday, March 03, 2006

flexible cardboard structure

the model is part of my recently series study about pattern/transformation/structure.
but it only work for few times, because some elements seems too thin and not strong enough.

Monday, November 14, 2005

saarinen dress

saarinen dressing, originally uploaded by atosix.

recycle the material of saarinen cardboard tower of fanfare, make another piece of work to tribute saarinen, again:)

by the way, i got the mail today: Yuji,I was browsing blogs... You've misspelled Saarinen on your blog. You will go to Architecture hell for this._Andy

So, i revision it, sorry Saarinen, and thanks Andy.....but where is the architecture paradise?

again~~i got another email from Casey

Hey Yuji,I was checking out your blog site and now you are really going to go to hell. You have still misspelled Saarinen. It is... "SAARINEN". With an 'e'.It's improving, though!later,-Casey

i hope this time i can say good bye to architecture hell.

cardboard fence

cardboard fence, originally uploaded by atosix.

a cheap solution to stop the leaves but keep the air circulation through our studio when the trailer was chopping

Sunday, November 06, 2005

cardboard table mat

cardboard table mat, originally uploaded by atosix.

cardboard table mat for fanfare 05 at crabbrook architecture dept. studio.
design team:
Mikolaj: cardbaord bag design+ drawing
yuji: drawing+ graphic+ design
thomas: texts+ supply
eric: multimedia making
bill: spring structure design+ concept
brian: rhino drawing+ laser operate

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

dining landscape

tray, originally uploaded by atosix.

a cardboard tray design as a dining landscape for fanfare 05

cardboard chair

cardboard, originally uploaded by atosix.

collaboration with michael flynn, cardboard chair model. (on the background of thomas gradner's dinner landscape work)

saarinen segway tower

L1040604, originally uploaded by atosix.

idea: bill
3D: brian
2D: yuji
using saarinen pattern as the structure of the cradboard tower,
set on bill's segway. a moveable
tower for fanfare 05.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

saarinen shadow project

saarinen shadow project, originally uploaded by atosix.

merge the saarinen pattern (and my design about the pattern connect)into the trailer shadow, make the trailer look like "nothing change but something happen".

tire tie

using a retiring tire as material to make a "tire tie".
my first project in cranbrook, participate in