Tutor: Lilian Chee

Hiral Ashvin Desai, Htin Aung, Lee Teng Teng Cheryl, Liam Yuexin Jolene, Lim Chee Kean, Loh Zhu Ping, Lu Zhuo, Nur Azimah Bte Mohamad Fuad, Nyssa Amelia, Ong Wei Hong Kevin

CONTRADICTORY CONFIGURATIONS – Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the planet. It is slender, supple, strong and simple in its cross section, yet able to achieve a complex density and configuration, both in the natural world (laterally spreading rhizomes and soaring heights) as well as in architectural construction (scaffolding, reinforcement, structural elements, composite walls, floors and roofs).

Every piece is accessible, manageable, malleable. Collectively, the joint configuration of individual pieces is greater than its parts. We want to think about how the configuration exceeds and contradicts the nature of the individual piece. Instead of orthogonality, strength, length, volumetric, skeletal, etc., can the construction introduce a contradictory quality to this material? What is the nature of this new configuration? What does it look like? What can it do? How does it perform?