木·雲·林 Trees / Clouds / Woods
港大建築設計研究工作坊 Fall 2021 HKU Design Research Workshop



[木·雲·林] 思考自然廢木與工業木材的材料與技術關係,通過數碼科技與手工匠藝結合,創造新的木構空間藝術。

創作理念源於一個簡單但常被忽略的事實:木源於林。現代工業常用的各種成品木材往往源於對自然林木的一系列刨皮、切屑、車削、乾燥等加工過程。設計研究通過重新構建木材從自然到人工的技術與空間敘事,了解生活中使用的木材與自然林木的關係,在日常生活使用木製品時反思人與自然關係。

裝置設計為一對辨證互補的空間結構:其中一組將自然廢木製作成一組豎向支撐結構,通過3D掃描與數位影像技術準確捕捉廢木有機型態的幾何特徵;同時,一系列複合木板在不同高度水平銜接豎向廢木結構,組成一組結構穩定的三維空間裝置。另一組則將1X2木條組成水平的空間框架,並通過自然廢木豎向支撐。 兩組結構通過非規律、型態有機的廢木與穩定、型態平整的工業加工復合板在水平與豎直方向的結構互補、型態對比,創造有如遊走在半自然、半工業、亦林、亦木的空間 “浮雲”之中,創造介於自然與人工之間的第三種空間形態。


Trees/Clouds/Woods contemplates the materiality and technological implications of trees. Conventionally, trees are engineered into timber products for mass construction. This project challenges this preoccupied understanding by amalgamating the organic and the engineered, digital fabrication technologies and traditional crafts, in search of a new spatial paradigm.  

Wood comes from trees. We tend to forget this apparent truth. Before a tree becomes a standardized material that fits modern protocols, it goes through laborious processes: peeling the bark, removing the knots, cutting its section with particular patterns for physical performances. This design research attemps to reconstruct the technical and spatial narrative of different conditions of trees and woods, from the natural to the artificial, to further reveal our inimate relationship with the trees in our daily life.

To challenge this preoccupied dichotomous understanding, this research amalgamates both the standardized and non-standardized wood through a dialectic pair of structure prototypes, supported by 3D-scanning, point cloud imaging, and CAM fabrication technology. It alludes to a future where technology is not to secure man and tame the other, but to mediate the direct entanglement with the real nature.



Collaboration /Su Chang, Tianying Li, Cara Roberts


Students / Chris | Yan Chun Ki | Matthew | Joey | Justine | Nicole | Rebecca | Tia | Joseph | Ivan | Alyssa | Susanna | Ada | Sherman | Angel | Joanna | Chloe | Merci | Anson | Wilson | Lesley | Gabby | Jason | Alex | Sandy | Jocelyn | Dominic Chu












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