About the Book
Blurring the Boundary collects my past projects and analytical case studies weaving between in art and architecture, nature and building, craftsmanship and CAD/CAM fabrication. This 145-page book, is a retrospect of my previous exciting cross collaboration process, technique development and fabrication community.
Reviewing the past influences, I would say the idea of this book emerged as the ripples of maker movement's pool while colliding to the topic of fabrication techniques, material exploration, community collaborations and cutting edge design technique. Since most of the selected projects in the book were the outcome of intensive collaboration among architect, artist, craftsmen, CAD/CAM technician and gardener, the book is expected to celebrate and invite the collaboration in or beyond this community.
I have been as well experimenting on the book making process, and hoping that the reading process could be crafted through selection of paper texture and binding technique. On 2013 January I did one sample (as below), to show you the sample content of how the book could look like.
With your support to the book, the funding would be 1) helping me to produce this book to its nicest quality and 2) focusing on this research and I would as well keep you updated with the whole progress!
About the Author
Wendy Teo is an architecture designer, researcher and tutor. Her works has been carried out at New Orleans AIA in USA, MEDS workshop in Turkey, University College of London, Tong Ji University in China and Feng Chia University in Taiwan. Her forthcoming exhibition will be in 2013 Archilab, Orleans, France.
Originally from Borneo, Wendy Teo studied at the Feng Chia University in Taiwan, with the full scholarship commissioned from Taiwanese Outstanding Oversea Chinese Awards in 2003-2008.It was also where she graduated with High distinction of 2008 academically and gained international recognition such as Holcim Next Generation Award ( First Prize) and Archiprix. After one year of research and working experience around Asia, she moved to London, it was also where she gained a Diploma and Master design at the Bartlett in 2011. Her continual investigation about combination of Contextual Awareness in the urban landscape reciprocating to the cultural aesthetics were being carried out in her last project, Taipei Main Station project, won her Dean's List for Distinction in 2011, Commendation in KPF Travel Award and featured in Stories of Change Exhibition at ARUP Phase II Center in London.
More about Wendy Teo could be found in her website:
-Thanks for Holcim foundation Next Generation funding (Zurich, Switzerland) for carrying out my research and experiment
-Thanks for the Archilab (FRAC, Orleans, France) support for extending my exploration and conversation in craft and architecture
-Thanks for MEDS worshop’s invitation and support to enrich this conversation with interesting challenge and feedback
-Thanks for Bartlett School of architecture workshop crew, (London, UK) and Unit 20 tutor Marcos and Marjan in supporting my research
-Thanks for FengChia University and my tutor ShangYuan Chen for his support and encouragement throughout the years.
-Thanks for James Lamerton and Zareta Jackman in helping me to discuss and proofread the draft of this book.
-Thanks for Tim Kelly for his videographical support
-Thanks for Sam Seager for his previous kickstarter experience sharing
-Thanks to Chun-Ting Kuo for his technical support
-Thanks for my family for their unconditional support and love throughout my journey.
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