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Student Showcase Archive

Li-Hsin Liang

MA work

MA work

Unflats – Lattice Structure and Flat Material

Lattice structure is widely used in many area of design, especially in architecture and aerospace engineering. The simple nature of the intersecting straight elements are not only visually satisfying, but they also allow for the construction of lightweight, large-scale structures that are strong and require a lesser amount of material for manufacture.

The project explores the diverse ways in which a traditionally flat material such as paper can be deformed: it can be folded, stacked and cut into shapes that each add a different dimension to how we approach methods of craft with the material. Through taking a thin, shapeless material and giving it form through the lattice structure, the project explores the structural capacity of traditional flat materials. The recreation of this lattice structure elevates the potential of flat materials and creates a series of structures that have multiple applications

The ultimate desire with this project is to explore techniques that turn a flat material into a three-dimensional composition, which create functions or aesthetics that bring it new and surprising characteristics.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2015



  • Degrees

  • BA Art & Design, National Taipei University of Education, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • The Outline Workshop, XieXie institute, Taipei, 2013; Taiwan Designers’ Week, Taipei Flora Expo Dome, Taipei, 2012; Taipei World Design Expo, Taipei World Trading Center, Taipei, 2011; Formosa Show 100, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Universal Design Award, 2011; First Prize, Red Dot Design Concept Award, 2011; First Prize, Taiwan Designers’ Week Rising Star Award, 2012