The Making of Screenplay: Part 1

By Jenny Wu / Published by Dwell
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Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012. Part 1: Introduction. Several months ago, Michael Sylvester, managing director of Dwell on Design, approached us about designing and constructing an installation for the upcoming Dwell on Design show in June. I was really excited about finally showing a piece at Dwell, but equally as nervous about the challenges, ranging from design to fabrication to material issues—sourcing the building material as well as designing the process of how we will actually build it. Although these concerns are things that we have become quite accustomed to through our previous work, unforeseeable challenges always seem to pop up along the way that force us to be both resourceful and inventive about resolving them.
Here's "reALIze" viewed from the front. Photo by Scott Mayoral.

Here's "reALIze" viewed from the front. Photo by Scott Mayoral.

Jenny Wu


Jenny Wu is a partner at the Los Angeles based design firm Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she started in 2004 with Dwayne Oyler. The office has been published globally and is recognized for its experimentation in design, material research, and fabrication. Their work straddles between two scales: small scale experimental installations as well as large scale building projects. Their recent projects include "reALIze," an art installation based on the face of Muhammad Ali (designed in collaboration with Michael Kalish), "Anemone," an architectural installation made with 60,000 rubber tubing in Taipei, Netscape, a temporary pavilion made of nine miles of knitted rope for Sci-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) graduation, and a 16 story residential tower in Taipei, Taiwan. She is a design faculty at Sci-Arc and received her BA from Columbia University and MArch from Harvard University.

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