sticky bamboo installation by hongtao zhou + graduate students
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oct 14, 2013
sticky bamboo installation by hongtao zhou + graduate students


sticky bamboo installation by hongtao zhou + graduate students
all images courtesy of hongtao zhou

 

 

 

based on hawaii’s tropical climate, the sticky installation by graduate students in honolulu reflects a sense of organic strength and living energy. the sculpture is located at the haigo and irene shen gallery in the university of hawaii manoa’s school of architecture and it explores possibilities of surreal spatial experiences. the project was completed using recycled bamboo poles and cardboard, their form is reminiscent of the roots of a banyan tree – its gesture is similar to that of a chameleon’s tongue. the sticky structures shoot out, capture, break, drag and move surrounding walls, animating the space through manipulation, also emphasizing changes which occur within the design process. aiming to provoke thought regarding the possibilities of architecture, organic and sustainable processes the piece encourages people to break such boundaries. the exhibition will run through halloween so that the space can be reused by visitors.

 

 


the sculpture is made using recycled bamboo poles + cardboard, their form reminiscent of the roots of a banyan tree

 

 


the sticky structures shoot out, capture, break, drag and move surrounding walls, animating the space through manipulation

 

 


the works aims to provoke thought regarding the possibilities of architecture, organic and sustainable processes

 

 


detailed view

 

 

project info:

location: the haigo and irene shen gallery in the university of hawaii manoa’s school of architecture
assistant professor: hongtao zhou
participants: jandi quitoriano, tao yang, scott macri, jan erika sicam, briann laban, dorothy baga, ann motonaga, tessa pobanz, howard shek, naibin jiang, nainoa cravalho, graham hart, ren shiroma, raymond sze-to, xu yang, mengxi he, tyler francisco and zhou hongtao

 

 

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