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Zip Tie Massimal Architectural Design Research Installation by Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S)

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Zip Tie Massimal

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Architectural Design Research Installation

INSPIRATION:
A constellation of stars and a petting zoo.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Zip Tie Massimal is an architectural design research project that presents full-scale piece that explores the relationship between social engagement and built form. It invites the public to interact with it by touching, holding, and pulling and creates a spectacle in the form of a glowing volume comprised of over 20,000 zip ties.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Massimals project seeks to expand the possibilities of how people interact with built form. They are created as an architectural design research model at full scale. Each Massimal expresses a familiar character in negotiation with material, construction, site specificity, and contextual parameters used as an opportunity to drive design experimentation and simultaneously engage the public discourse. The durability and flexibility of the Zip Tie Massimal’s material allows visitors to physically engage the installation and generate responsive movement.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
D.O.T.S. designed the Zip-Tie Massimal in 2011 as an installation to be included in the annual Beaux Arts Ball event in Lexington, Kentucky that is organized by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The Zip Tie Massimal has been widely published through numbers of major design sites and blogs and has recently been added to the collection started by the Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis (ASAP), whose aim is to be the foremost collection of spatial practice today, collecting and exhibiting architecture as part of a broader social, political, and aesthetic discourse.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Unexpected Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The form of the Zip Tie Massimal was generated using digital surface modeling software. For the purposes of fabrication, these surfaces were unrolled in the modeling program in order to generate flattened templates. These templates were then plotted to scale to serve as maps for laying out a skin out of over 20,000 connected zip ties that were then rolled back into the original form.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1300 mm x 2800 mm x 1650 mm

TAGS:
Architecture, Mass, Model, Social, Behavior, Mass-Production, Component, Profiles, Part and Whole, Fabrication Technique, Digital Design, Hand Craft, Zip Tie, Cable Tie, Sculpture, Installation

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Massimals are 1:1 design objects that serve as prototypes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. These constructs are mass abstractions of animal forms fabricated in systematic fashion from one material. The suggestive forms and their specific arrangement imply docile behavior similar to animals in a petting zoo augmenting the way visitors approach and engage built form. For the installation in the 2011 Beaux Arts Ball, the Zip Tie Massimal blends in with the lively atmosphere of the party by creating a spectacle in the form of a glowing volume comprised of over 20,000 zip ties.

CHALLENGE:
The design challenge for us is to produce something with unique formal characteristics out of standardized components and simple construction logic that will engage the public conscious. For this particular installation, the Massimal had to be durable and lightweight and generate a spectacle.

ADDED DATE:
2012-02-29 21:07:53

TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
Design: , Jason Scroggin, Co-Principal Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.), Akari Takebayashi, Co-Principal Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.), , Fabrication: and 2011 Beaux Arts Ball Volunteers.

IMAGE CREDITS:
Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S), 2011.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S)

PROFILE:
Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S) is a design research office founded by Jason Scroggin and Akari Takebayashi in 2009. D.O.T.S. engages a variety of projects dealing in architecture, landscape, urbanism, furniture, and graphic design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Zip Tie Massimal Architectural Design Research Installation by Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (d.o.t.s) is a Nominee in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Zip Tie Massimal Architectural Design Research Installation by Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (d.o.t.s) is Golden A' Design Award Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category, 2011 - 2012.



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