Guangchao Wei-Flexible Open Exhibition Space

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Interview with Guangchao Wei : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Guangchao Wei : Bamboos being as ecological materials have great ecological significance to environmental protection and sustainable development. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Guangchao Wei : Play the local geographical elements, use the environment-friendly materials, and create an ecological, inexpensive, quickly-built modern space. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Guangchao Wei : Continue to find more possible about lightweight flexible structures exhibition space. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Guangchao Wei : Two month. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Guangchao Wei : Design works that can solve social problems and eco-environmental problems, and design works that can make contribution to human society. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Guangchao Wei : I intent to produce my work myself. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Guangchao Wei : My favorite materials are bamboo and reclaimed wood. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Guangchao Wei : I learn more design knowledge from my tutor.He also gives me many useful guidance. He helps us a lot. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Guangchao Wei : We focus on the study of ecological and environmental problems, and solve them. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Guangchao Wei : According to understand the structure contents and the visual space ,it means space transformation and changing possible to some extent. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Guangchao Wei : Rhino,Measuring Tools, Cutting Tools, grinding tools .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Guangchao Wei : We focus on the study of ecological and environmental problems, and solve them. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Guangchao Wei : I collaborate with my classmates for this design.Yes,Because of our limited experience comparing with skilled workers, I am work with people with technical / specialized skills. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Guangchao Wei : Let all the parts of elements cooperates the whole thing .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Guangchao Wei : yes,It is. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Guangchao Wei : Regarding the design of flexible space of bamboos, it is mainly about how to use their excellent properties and how to overcome their existing defects to have a reasonable connection structure and create a lightweight flexible structures exhibition space in a very short period of time through a small number of tools and simple processing methods. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Guangchao Wei : I hope to show more ideas and share it to friends in the near future. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Guangchao Wei : We met kinds of unexpected problems from start to finish, under the guidance of tutor, after 2 team members’ co-work and trust, we accomplished the task. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Guangchao Wei : Not any more. .

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