The Architectural League’s 30th annual Emerging Voices Award brings a focus to creative practices that will influence the direction of architecture. Each of the eight firms will deliver a lecture at the Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium at 41 Cooper Square in Manhattan. The
The designers utilize digital and analog models in tandem throughout the design and construction process. Netscape, for example, required a feedback loop from digital analysis of the tension in the model and its shape and three-dimensionality. Using computer-aided drafting and engineering software, digital models are adjusted and tested to inform and anticipate physical prototypes. “We are always careful to design a system that can be added to as necessary,” said Oyler. Concurrent to their installation work, Oyler Wu Collaborative has designed a series of residential towers in Taipei. The tower facades are composed of balconies that undulate from floor to floor. “Many of our projects experiment with how line-work is scalable,” said Oyler.