Team Junyu Cao, Wanting She, Qiao Ding
The design of the privacy screen attempts to elaborate the process of fabrication and manufacturing. This concept can be traced back to the discussion of the computer-generated design, aka: Parametrics, versus human-hand-generated design. As a part of the requirement, we have to fabricate a full-scale privacy screen by hand after writing a Grasshopper definition. The combination of the two was read as the collaboration between computer and human-hands.
And to celebrate the harmony and contradictory, the design of the privacy screen intentionally shows the trace and marks during the fabrication. The size and thickness of the screen were determined by the accessible materials. The process of dividing chipboard was involved as well. Cracks at joint and relics of white glue and hot glue were kept. The opening on the side of the wall shows the interior structure of the wall and the taps that help gluing, while also helps our hands to go in and out during manufacture.
In addition to above, the design attempts to allow audience to perceive the screen in a more three-dimensional way; not only observe it from its back and front, from side to side, but also from top to the bottom. In order to achieve that, the inner triangle was tilted up, especially at the bottom rows, so that audience could observe the interior of the bottom from regular eye level.