Visual Communications I. Envisioning Weather
First year architecture students at University of Hong Kong, under the guidance of John Lin in his “Envisioning Weather” course, are fascinated by cross-fertilisation between architecture and other disciplines. The observation of atmospheric conditions is the pretext to create a series of evocative flipbooks whose laser-cut pages, when flipped through, reveal an ever-changing structure in time.
The project begin by looking at specific conditions of tjhe natural world that are initially thought of as unstable, nondescript and ever-changing: CLIMATE, WEATHER and SEASONS. Elements such as wind, rain, condensation, twilight, cloud, shadow don’t have any pre-determinate form as much as a way of behaving in relation to other things.
This documentation is turned into a flipbook that reveals simply the animated processes of mark making and erasure:
What the flipbook represents is really a spatial transformation. This initial hand drawn flipbook is analyzed and rationalized into a set of CAD drawings that are then laser-cut into a final flipbook. In its final form, the flipbooks can be considered eithr as a solid-voice space, or when flipped trhough, an ever changing structure in time.