The project has initiated with an intent to understand the construct of positive human perception we typically call beauty in abstract form. In this, two major patterns are identified: notion of elegance, founded on the basis of efficiency, and extravagance, element of expression and expense. These two components combine in dynamic ways to compose what we perceive as beautiful in form. Mobi is the first full-fledged attempt to manifest this theory-in-progress into physical work. Its primary goal is to internalize good combination of elegance and extravagance in a formable entity. Vehicle of modularity is employed at its foundation to allows efficient expansion and flexibility. Structurally stable system was crucial as expansive builds call for self standing examples, but lightweight enough to be able to be suspended. Relatively minimal formal complexity was put into each unit, but intended the visual complexity to multiply exponentially along with the multiplication of the units to evaluate the effect of extravagance. As a result of the physical capability of mobi, further practical application is expected as a product that can rapidly build structures of various scale for use from object to architectural scale.
For UABB, Sung Jang Laboratory will present his current work, MOBI for the first time in the greater Chinese Region, with an interactive architectural build made with some tens of thousands of units.