This work is titled "TensFlow," deriving from the concept of a "floating bamboo forest." With bamboo as the main material, the bamboo tubes in this work are interconnected neither with each other nor with the ground, aiming to create a sense of floating lightness and resembling a bamboo forest in the air. With "Tensegrity" as the basic structure in the units of this bamboo-built work, units are connected to form the floating bamboo forest in the concept. The weight of bamboo makes the upper part of the work form a natural curve and slight changes of angles between units are allowed to offer space for deformation in the upper part. Driven by natural wind or artificial forces, the work illustrates gentle dynamic. The dynamic lights hidden in the bamboo tubes further portrait a different feature of the work in the night.
Material：Bamboo, Metal parts
Dimensions：L12m x W8m x H5m
HSU PEI-HSIEN X YEH YEN-PO X HSIEH MING-HAO X
The creative team of the Graduate Institute of Architecture of National Chao Tung University (NCTU) includes Associate Professor HSU Pei-Hsien, Adjunct Lecturer YEH Yen-Po (also head of Whyixd) and four graduate students HSIEH Ming-Hao, LIN Yu-Ting, TSENG Ching-Yun, and CHEN I-Wen. The NCTU Graduate Institute of Architecture has been dedicated to innovative design integrating technology and humanity. HSU Pei-Hsien, the team leader, has actively devoted himself to constructions with natural materials in recent years to combine the architectural construction and installation art. YEH Yen-Po, on the other hand, assists the team with his experiences in interactive installation design and artistic curation in proposing works through the course and design research in the university.