TETRA V.2 // Public Art
TETRA V.2 is an urban design installation reacting as a commentary to the contemporary state of economic, sustainable, and local environmental development (Hong Kong) and international issues, surrounding the state of utility within our urban and socio-political function of citizenship within the urban environment.
Using a modular system that functions at a variety of scales, from the object scale all the way up to the urban scale, the design is based off of a fractal geometric logic creating an urban architectural intervention “without end”. TETRA V.2 becomes an urban addition within the city, formulated by architecture.
The assembly of modules is based on a concept from fractals and the continuing nature. The sets defined themselves as portraying self-similarity in different scales, mimicking the organic nature as growth of plants. The flexibility allows the sets to vary in size and number. By alternating the combination of the pieces and the urban settings, it could be anything from a self-standing furniture piece to a social interaction hub. It provides a definitive addition and discussion between human and nature, generating a continuum between the human scale and that of the building or urban space.
The basic module of TETRA V.2 is inspired by the elegant and simple form of a tetrahedron. Each family of tetrahedrons is made up of three different sizes, but all with the same size opening at the points of connection. The slight changes in the parameters of these different pieces allows for variation, without losing the relationship between them. By truncating the edges of the tetrahedron and developing a concave form, the reinvented shape breaks the uniform geometry of the pure tetrahedron. The carved out space becomes a porous enclave for interaction, redefining space within the urban Kowloon Park.
展品的整個系統由多件不同尺寸的固體表層結構模件「積組」而成，而系統的靈活設定亦使其結構和功能帶來無限伸延的可能性。它可以是公園裡劃佔成較私秘空間的座位，同時把小尺寸的模件改裝成燈具以配合公園環境 ; 它也能是圖書館裡的書架連座位的組件。
Wendy W Fok | atelier//studio WF
Michelle Lok / Ivan cheung /
Kenneth To / Dave Cheung /
Marco Chan / Kathleen Johnson
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Professor Marc Aurel SCHNABEL / Director Puay Peng HO
Kowloon Park, Sculpture Garden, Hong Kong
14 February, 2012 – 23 April, 2012
Tri-Ciprocal Cities –
2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture
MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY:
+ atelier//studio WF
+ the Chinese University of Hong Kong – School of Architecture
+ Art Lab Limited – Hong Kong (Contractor)
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