AHJU KWON

ARCHIVE SKIN

Website design & development for MFA thesis A Study on Experimental Form-Making using Dimensional Transition (2014. 12)
Nov 2015

In modern design, skin was regarded as a shell of the structure, but now it plays a leading role in developing various forms. 'Archive-Skin' is a digital record of experimental forms generated by 2D/3D tools and virtual 3D programs. Alphabets, basic signs with no certain meanings, were interpolated to produce hybrid forms. Each alphabet goes through wrapping (construction) and unwrapping (deconstruction) phases in real and virtual environments. When something solid turns into flat surface, is it still identical to previous phase? Does appearance, or skin could be separated from its content and produce its own meaning? By making the two-dimensional three and the three-dimensional two, the experiments explore possibilities of various form making.
✓ Used Tools & Programs
physical tools: paper, knife, glue, camera, 2D&3D printers
programs: Blender, 123D Catch, Illustrator, Photoshop

✓ Note
Since the website contains bunch of heavy models, it takes a while to be fully loaded. This site is best viewed in Safari (Mac Browser) and Chrome. You can drag and move around, or close each model. 3D models take a while to be loaded. You can zoom in and out, rotate 3D Models.