Listening to KCRW’s most recent Design & Architecture podcast – http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/de/
I heard about this innovative use of materials and craftsmanship to realise highly complex patterns and forms. Knitting on building scale – why not!

LEBBEUS WOODS

SCREENPLAY

By Oyler Wu Collaborative

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collaborative will be on view from 6/22 to 6/24 at Dwell on Design 2012 at LA Convention Center.

Screenplay is conceived of as a ‘play’ on one’s visual perception.  This twenty-one foot long screen wall is constructed of forty-five thousand linear feet of rope strung through a series of lightweight steel frames.  The wall is designed with the intention of provoking a sense of curiosity by slowly revealing its form and complexity through physical and visual engagement with the work.  The wall is made from a repetitious steel framework with rope infill that varies over the length of the wall in three dimensions, forming a thickened undulating screen made up of dense line-work.   In its orthographic, or ‘straight on’ view, the wall forms a meticulously organized series of patterns easily recognized by the viewer.  As the viewer moves around the wall…

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