Summing Up 2019

This semester, I have done two interesting and adorable projects in the class ‘Aesthetics of Design’. Beginning with the Upcycle project, I made a pop-up book in LEGO Upcycle Progress- Pop-up Book https://wp.me/p74uWv-6xE Upcycle Inspiration: Bear with Panda https://wp.me/p74uWv-4Ld Upycle Final Report: Pop-up LEGO Book https://wp.me/p74uWv-4PL Then I turn to reobserve oriental aesthetics theory. Dougong…
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Design Review: Dougong

Video: https://youtu.be/pWVm50WCTGQ   For my main project, I decide to reconstitute the Dougong- a unique structural element of interlocking wooden brackets, one of the most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture. I use Skechup to create a 3D model for prototyping. Since Dougong is consist of buches of brackets. I create a baselin component at…
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Top 5 Constraints

For my main project, the first constraints is the 3D design problem. I don’t have too much 3D design experience though my project is about implemening 3D printer for the component. Second is for the desgin referrence for my project, Dougong is a quite ancient archtecture technology which means no longer be practice in the…
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Main Project Inspiration: Dougong

For my main project, I think about to rebuild a Dougong model by 3D print. Dougongis a unique structural element of interlocking wooden brackets, one of the most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture. Dougong is part of the network of wooden supports essential to the timber frame structure of traditional Chinese building because the…
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50’s-Car style Umbrella Stand

This Design came from the combination of a 50’s Car and an umbrella Stand. This specific design was created by Peilin Yang. Currved windshield, Large tailins and the Space Age look of the exhaust pipe indicates the dawning of the Space Age and Space Race in 50’s American. My team/authors: Peilin Yang; Hans Crone; Hogan…
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Upcycle Inspiration: Bear with Panda

Blur Bear outside the Colorado Convention Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) My upcycle project was firstly inspired by Lawrence Argent’s art work–“I See What You Mean”, also known as the “Big Blue Bear”. I first knew it when attending a acadmic conference in Colorado Convention Center in 2017. Spotted leaning its paws against building facade embodies…
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