Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bridge DNA
by Chang, Hung Yuan, M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2018, 13; 10822889
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis work centers on the relationship between bridge structure, construction methods and timberwork, coming from the processes of design and manufacturing. In this thesis, I intend to discover and develop different characteristics of different structures and materials and create works that are visually powerful using different visual languages. I began to learn about bridge design after I started working full time after graduating from university. During that period I was involved in the creation of several bridge designs and obtained experience as a builder. The bridge that I helped to design and build during that period is still one of the largest and most important works for me. Since the experience was so influential I planned to apply that exceptional experience in designing furniture and creating unique works in my graduate program.

In my work, the process of research and design is as follows: 1. Start with the foundations of bridge structure. 2. Ensure reasonable structure is embedded into design. 3. Receive feedback, determine problems and limitations. 4. Continue designing and find the best ways to settle problems and address limitations. 5. Develop structural forms and apply them to the next projects.

Through my thesis work, I carried out interactive creation through observing, investigating and probing the possibilities of applying different bridge structures to the building of furniture.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Buck, Andy, Tannen, Richard
Commitee: Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos
School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Department: Wood Working and Furniture Design
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Design
Keywords: Arts, Bridge, Design, Furniture, Structure
Publication Number: 10822889
ISBN: 9780355972283
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