The Shrink Happening

May 18, 2015
The Shrink Happening

Professor Jeffrey Haase was invited to conduct a one-week workshop with Graduate Interior Design Students at Hochschule Rhein Main (HSRM) Wiesbaden, Germany.


 
Here is the brief, written by the students who particiapated, and their video teasers and photographs taken during the intense week of designing and making that lead up to the final video, which was launched at the same time the space was unveiled.
 
 

 

The Shrink Happening  

 

20 students, 1 instructor, 12,722 ft^2 of shrink wrap plastic, 3,156 feet of rope, 5 days and one question: What kind of place can we design using a material we know nothing about? 

The challenge: to transform a thin, 2-dimensional material into a 3-dimensional environment. We took on this challenge in a one-week workshop supervised by our guest professor, Jeffrey Haase from The Ohio State University.

The function: ‘The Shrink Happening’ was a place of celebration for the school after a long week of short intense projects, or charrettes, of which our project was one. 

The solution: an “idea cloud“ that floats over our heads and creates a dance between light and shadow. Our structure came in like a dragon and next week will leave without a physical trace. A temporary place made but permanent knowledge gained.

Thanks to “Dr. Shrink” Ryan Polcyn and Michael Stenberg for their generous help acquiring and donating the material for this workshop.

Participating students: Kadharina, Oliver, Caro, Marie, Michelle, Yana, Veronica, Omer, Pia, Lisa, Rahime, Yubeen, Katharina, Hanni, Parastu, Yvonne, Nadia, Caro, Erik and Katherin

The Shrink Happening

The Shrink Happening

The Shrink Happening

The Shrink Happening

The Shrink Happening

The Shrink Happening