Enjoy this online video manner display of wearable architecture created by pupils in the College of Architecture and Planning.

Wearable assemblies of folded paper and 3D-printed resin produced by UB architecture students were being on show this summer time in Hong Kong as portion of an exhibition checking out growing definitions of vogue.

The structural apparel — which includes towering headgear, intricate limb bands and resplendent shirt-skirt combos termed “sh/kirts” — had been produced as element of a graduate architecture media seminar considering the intersection of fashion and architecture. The system, presented last slide, was directed by architecture faculty users Gregory Serweta and Maia Peck.

“Archi-texture” was mounted at the Hong Kong Design and style Center’s landmark Design and style Spectrum as section of “The Comprehensive Gamut” exhibition. Curated by Robert Wu and Vivienne Yu, Complete Gamut explored the boundaries of fashion design through installations by graphic designers, textile artists, and product and spatial designers, ranging from window displays and commercials to inclusive style and the culture of fashion. The exhibition ran from May perhaps by means of July and was held in the Sham Shui Po district, a traditional hub for wholesale and retail of clothes and material.

Serweta, a registered architect, and Peck, alongside with architecture faculty member Lukas Fetzko, made the seminar to use the physique as a site of investigation for main ideas in architectural media. Via hands-on workshops, learners investigated the background of graphic illustration of the human human body within just the architectural canon and the dialectics of ornamentation, building expertise in 3D-modeling and printing, simple rendering, digital/hybrid illustration, put up-processing, animation and CNC milling.

According to the college curators, ornamentation of the body and objects has innovated the arts throughout history. From antiquity to right now, human beings have sought to adorn themselves and their environment — as a demonstration of authority or electrical power or self-expression — to enact buy on nature, or even for the sheer pleasure of embellishment.

For several of the projects, students applied paper to comprehend the connection of two-dimensional planes and a few-dimensional modeling by converting planes to varieties. “Paper is a product with infinite conformal modeling probable,” Serweta and Peck say, “and its properties vary absolutely, relying on how it is processed, this kind of as via folding, pleating or creasing.”

For instance, in building the headgear, the style starts with a aircraft that is morphed into 3-dimensional type as it confronts gravity or fulfills with the human system. In building the limb bands, college students discovered about highly developed curvilinear and floor geometries by creating patterned 3D-printed bands sized to their very own body. The creation of the “sh/kirts” was each an exercise in specialized talent and fashion innovation as pupils merged 3D printing, 2D template generation and intricate solutions of paper manipulation to create a novel garment.

The “Archi-texture” study course culminated its 2nd “season” with a vogue display past April featuring the semester’s latest line of college student-intended wearables, CNC-milled foam seatscapes and projected animations.

As an enlargement of the “Archi-texture” exhibit in Hong Kong, Serweta and Peck produced a workshop for children to assemble “headwear” from pre-geared up, laser-slash paper templates initially made by UB college students. The workshop was led by their Hong Kong-primarily based associate, Kirin + Lab.