Digital Fabrication and Interactive Applications
Jin Shihui is an architect and designer specialized in digital fabrication and interactive applications.
Studied Digital Tectonics and Open Thesis Fabrication in the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, investigating applying digital tooling, robotics, emerging material in architecuture.
Currently Working as Project Manager/Design Staﬀ in Shenzhen Public Art Center, Responsible for Independent Projects and Coodinating architecture competitions and design assignments.
My Toolbox: Rhino, Grasshopper, Digital Fabrication Machines, Robotics,Physical Computing tools and mechanics design, Arduino, Processing, 3d Max,Unity, Adobe Suite.
Design Staﬀ at Shenzhen Public Art Center--04.2015
Media and Code Tutor at UD2 The Bartlett, UCL-09.2014-01.2015
Architect at Appareil, Oﬃce for Architecture - -07.2013-09.2013
Intern Architect at Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute - 2011 - 2012
Publications and Lectures:
“Leap Shenzhen VR” exhibiting in 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture main venue, Shenzhen, 12.2015
Reactive Fibrous Assemblages Exhibiting & workshop in Fab10 conference , Barcelona, 07. 2014
Reactive Fibrous Assemblages presented in Material Research Society, 2015 Spring Meeting, San Francisco 04.2015
“Minibuilders” exhibits in 3Dprintingshow, London, 09,2014
“Minibuilders” in Y-Combinator Interview, Mountain View,11.2014
The B-Pro Show, UD2 The Bartlett, UCL
Leap Shenzhen VR
Fly over 90's Shenzhen in Virtual Reality and motion device
Leap Shenzhen is a virtual flight ride in which you will “take off” into virtual reality space to enjoy a breathtaking flight across the city in a love story through the past and future. The motion seating and virtual reality technology combine to make you feel as if you truly are flying!
Based on researches of urban archeology project, "Rashomon in GangXia", Retumu worked with Shenzhen Public Art Center, Emax Technology and Shenzhen Municipal Planning & Land Real-estate Information Center, using urban simulation data, to do this VR interaction device which would unveil the transitionary informal production of space, architecture, social networking and life styles in urban villages of GangXia through diachronic and synchronic virtual travelling. Leap Shenzhen is part of Retumu's "My City" Pavilion in 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture main venue and received great attention from the public and media. The final version will be exhibited in Shenzhen Urban Planning Land Information Center, and eMAX's over one hundred experience stores. eMAX's VR booths are being planned in airports and public spaces as public facilities to enable citizens to experience this work and more custom VR contents.
Collaborators: Retumu; Shenzhen Public Art Center; Emax Technology; Shenzhen Municipal Planning & Land Real-estate Information Center
Project Manager: Jin Shihui
Team: Jin Shihui, Wan Yan, Fu Licheng, Zhang Weilong, Che Chengxiang, Wang Shihui, Ren Jue, Zhang Linwei, Hu Liubin
Small Robots 3d printing large scale structures.
There has always been a close relationship between architecture and technology. Yet, in recent times, architecture has stagnated and the construction industry has been slow to adopt technologies that are already well established in other fields. Robotics and Additive Manufacturing offer great potential towards innovation within the construction industry. set on a goal of reelaborating 3D printing techniques so as to overcome existing limitations of this technique in large-scale. The objective was to develop a family of small scale construction robots, all mobile and capable of constructing objects far larger than the robot itself.
Open Thesis Fabrication, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catatonia (IaaC) -
Team with: Sasa Jokic, Petr Novikov, Stuart Maggs,Dori Sadan, Cristina Nan
Cybernetic assemblage of non-woven strands
Stigmergic Fibers tackles the prospect of moldless fiber aggregation to produce controlled material and spacial morphologies. The idea was to create an environmentally sustainable material that can be applied with minimal supporting structure. By means of air pressure we separate the fibers from a roving allowing them to self-organize and reassemble due to the surface tension caused by a fine mist of adhesive. This creates a controlled fibrous aggregation producing an emergent morphospace encompassing the initial substructure.
Studio”Digital Tectonics”, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catatonia (IaaC) -
Team with: Alexander Dolan ，Ali Yerdel ，Jean Akanish
Tutors: Marco Poletto，Claudia Pasquero
Emotional connection of the attractive shape with a single simple and concise space of the urban forum.
Myst Museum Proposal
The Myst Museum manifests its absence; it is light, floating in the air as a cloud, subtlety aligning with the ground yet framing a cathedral-like space where the light defies materiality.
The investigation of the project has led to unique and innovative form finding experiments, constructing the model upside down, subjecting an elastic membrane to weights. Finding homogeneous surface tensions, the structure is optimised and can therefore be built as two thin collaborating fibre concrete shells.
Spartacus alive-international competition-Shortlist07.2013-09.2013
Team with: Edouard Cabay，Davis Butner
Send me a message if you're interested in the projects or have any questions.