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trace the non 90 degree theatre

act one: 

accumulation/ subtraction, flatness/depth

The act starts from unroll 150 ft tracing paper,then fold it to a portable size. Through the
action of folding, the unrolled trace accumulatesinto a surface with different pitch and density.Subtraction operation involves cutting andrearranging the continues piece of trace. Thedepth of trace surface is created through twodifferent lighting condition: light from back,presents the literal translucency of trace; lightfrom front, presents the depth with different pitchand density.

Throughout a continuous accumulation and subtraction process, the surface of trace appears with different pattern from double side. By scanning the trace from both sides, and overlay them, a two side of the traces collapse onto one image, which develops ambiguity reading of spatial condition.

Tape is added to the trace paper not only to stabilized its structure as one piece, but also as an indicator of depth. On the collapsed image of trace, tape further enhances the depth through numbers of times of overlapping on trace. 

folding enamel brooch

The action of folding a piece of tracing paper
is recorded and projected onto the piece ofenameled brooch. The brooch carries all folds ofthe trace and restore it in a solid form. 

act two:

shifted segments in plan/ continuity in section

Through the act of folding 150ft trace into a portable size, theimperfection of folding into right angle creates numbers of shiftedsegments. The mis-fold of the trace allow the ambiguity of reading,further creates possibility of spatial condition. White the plan viewof the traces is formed by a set of shifted perpendicular segments, thesection remains a continuous roll.

The opposite condition from plan and section merges and enhancethe ambiguity of spatial condition, where solid and void areinterchangeable. 

The continues section is transferred into a double side model, withsurfaces interact in space amplify the ambiguity between solid and void.Shifted lines from the drawing suggest spatial information withoutdefine it. 

act three:
Interchangeable solid and void

a path in a theatre discovers lighting condition through shifted and mis-fold plan and continuous section.
In the process of making, the opposites condition from plan and sectionmerge into architectural space as constantly transforming between solidand void. The moment has been translated into the architecture as mis-matched oor, wall, ceiling, to create possibility and alternative readingof the architecture as body passing through the space. Such ambiguityreading of solid and void occur at various levels of scales. 

The density of trace created by accumulation and subtraction describedepth with two types of lighting. The path within the theatre hostvarious lighting condition to de ne the use of architecture space. Fromfragmentary of lighting to the unity in the gathering hall, lightingindicates the shift of programs. Further, materials with di erent opacityat various scale enhance the reading of lighting performance. 

As two sides of the trace collapse onto one imageallows the reading of double sides, it has beentransferred to a drawing of the path which containsall the planar information of the space collapsedonto paper. The drawing serves as a tool and guideto imagine and examine the architectural spaceparallel with the making of architecture. 

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