Oyler Wu Collaborative
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Architecture Firms
Written by A.I.   
Monday, 25 August 2008 00:11

oyler_wu2.jpgThe architecture office of Oyler Wu Collaborative was established in 2001 in New York City, and is currently located in Los Angeles, CA.  Their work includes projects of a wide range of types, located in Los Angeles, Taipei, Taiwan, and in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.  The firm's projects projects range in size from small design interventions to a 15-story mixed use tower.  This diverse range of work allows them to explore design ideas directed simultaneously at the experience of the individual user, and at the scale of the urban environment. Oyler Wu Collaborative was recently awarded the design of the new space for the LA Forum for Art and Architecture in Hollywood, and is one of the 100 firms selected to participate in the Ordos 100 project in Inner Mongolia.

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Oyler Wu Collaborative - LIVE WIRE PDF Print Email
Installations
Written by OWC   
Sunday, 18 January 2009 05:39

Motivated by the desire to occupy the SCI-Arc gallery in a way that exploits the spatial potential of the existing venue, this Oyler Wu Collaborative installation argues for an expanded relationship between tectonic expression and functional performance.
OW_livewire_01.jpg The installation proposes a vertical circulation system linking the floor level of the gallery to the catwalk above.  This circulation system, a.k.a. a stair, is equally concerned with its function, use, and performance as it is its visual and experiential qualities. The stair establishes a new form of movement through the space that challenges the closed nature of the gallery as a hermetic space for objects, effectively integrating it into the daily operations of the school.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 17:55
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Oyler Wu Collaborative - Density Fields PDF Print Email
Installations
Written by Camille Chami   
Sunday, 26 October 2008 19:00

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Density Fields is an investigation into the accumulation of material densities and their resultant structural and spatial effects.

This extreme cantilever built of aluminum and polypropylene rope hovered over the courtyard of Materials & Applications in Silver Lake, Los Angeles through February of 2008.


Defying classification as either sculpture or architecture, the piece flexes with a gesture that projects a dynamic set of trajectories beyond the small courtyard, toward adjacent buildings and features within the neighborhood.

The architect's goal was in balancing a set of structural ideas, the programmatic needs of the space, and the desire to use basic geometries to create a rich spatial experience within the space itself.

The primary structural question posed by the piece is, “What makes the idea of using lines different in terms of their structural properties and how might that be exploited in creating an architectural affect?”

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Oyler Wu Collaborative - Taipei Tower PDF Print Email
Housing
Written by Camille Chami   
Thursday, 21 August 2008 02:47

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Designed by the Los Angeles based firm of Oyler Wu and situated in the heart of Taipei, this project strives to rethink the typology of housing tower as a tall box with repetitive balconies, as is the case with most housing in the city of Taipei. 


This proposal utilizes geometry and materiality to accommodate the needs of the tenants but also to create a scheme that is not based on repetition.

 

All the illustrations are courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative


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