05 May 2016


TEXT BY Restaurant andre
pure curtains part... a rush of protons, electrons and the pure assembly of day

"Simplicity"&"Complexity" ── The boundless world seemingly appears in unlimited forms, but it is, in fact, based on the purest one, such as the original conversion or the moment before the Big Bang. Our everything comes from nothing. It's so simple and mysterious.

Natural dance moves are graceful and sophisticated without any redundancy or simplification. It precisely performs God's mind.
Minimal elements enables maximal possibilities. The ultimate purity guides us towards the end of cosmos.
The simple geometry comes from our codes with God. The rectangular book is deconstructed into 20 triangles in eight materials (six triangles in one materials, and two in seven materials each) and ten big or small trapezoids each (three trapezoids in one materials, and one in seven materials each). It constitutes{(20x19x18x17x16x15x14x13x12x11x10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1)/[(6x5x4x3x2x1)x(2x2x2x2x2x2x2)}}x[(10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1)/(3x2x1)]x[(10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1)/(3x2x1)]x(2x2)= 38.64 trillion trillion ways to embrace OCTAPHILOSOPHY™.

Hsueh-Yi Chien
Principal of Chien Architects & Associates
In his formative years, Chien Hsueh-Yi studied drawing under Read Lee, during which time he learned to explore and extend space with simple lines, and to search for artistic expression through understanding the “essence” and structure of matters. Chien majored in Physics in college before transferring to Architecture. For him, his architecture practice was the sublimation and realization of his life-long probing of the Tao of existence and nature.
Chien’s works are known for their clarity, pure and poetic expression, as well as tactile and sensory qualities.

06 May 2016