I am a professor for 3D RP and design studio. I usually manage a exhibition near the end of each semester like December or June. Some of them were held outside university in a local gallery, some are inside campus.
I did a lot of 3D scans of temples, urban open spaces and street blocks. The static buildings and dynamic pedestrians have created a very energetic inspiration for my works. I never consider as being creative. It’s the development of concepts makes me feel great.
Frankly I would rather call the style as a history of interaction with architectural and urban spaces. I’m so afraid to define my style because I guess any style is strongly related to a personal self-development stage. By looking back to style just like opening files of old archives, it’s a collection of interactions that should be think about before approaching a design.
I live in Taipei, Taiwan. I have done lots of 3D scans and few RPs for cultural heritages. I guess it is personal preference that I haven’t been influenced by the cultural issues. It’s still quite open to all possibilities.
I have 3D scanners (Leica HDS, Artec, MS v2), RP machine (Microjet, Plus2), 3D software (Geomagic Studio), and frequently visit web pages and news (3ders, SPAR, Engadget) for the inspirations that come from class assignments given to students or even the moving figures in traditional market.
Everyone with architecture background is a designer. My experience as a designer or creator comes from the involvement of university design studio. A long term teaching experience with architecture degree makes me working with design even for pedagogical purpose.
A project is usually approached with a theme or an inspiration. Digital tools are used to improve the quality of design components. Hand touch like painting or assembly method is preferred at the final stage.
My design paths are tangled with many old and new projects and themes. My office is like a warehouse full of woods, stones, 3D prints for future exploration of human-object interaction in terms of lights.
Many students attend design competitions as a way to represent most current design trends in my university. As an educator, I also have to convince myself the fundamental part of design that also matters.
My favorite and inspiring city is Barcelona. I’m teaching in the Department of Architecture, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The change to my life is an office full of interesting design stuffs.
It’s a self-evolving process when you are a professor for over 20 years. It’s a also a challenge when most of the instructors co-author designs with students too often. To attend A’ Design Award is to connect with the world in every manner.