Jeff Yinong Tao(cv) is a designer based in new york. He makes models, furnitures, buildings, images and videos. He received post-professional degree in master of architecture from Princeton University and B.Arch and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
01_Tree House Princeton Graduate Thesis Thesis Advisor: Erin Besler
The graduate thesis speculates an alternatvie view to our current standard of using timbers. A home shelter is envisioned using nonstandardized material with the economy of construction in mind. The final outcome tributes natue versus architecture and celebrates the coexistence versus antithesis. For complete website, visit tree.builders
02_Obscure House#1 Fall2020 Studio Instructor: Stan Allen
A row of masculine and uniform facades are rigorous. The uniqueness of definition of a home that everyone possess is uniformalized. There is no need for imagination to neighbor’s interior, no desire to peek through second floor windows since we know there may be no difference. In constrast, an obscure uniformity is open-ended. It blurs the boundary of repetition and therefore, provokes an un-restrained imagination to the shadow underneath. A obscure house undertakes a risk of exposure that needs to be hidden
02_Obscure House#2 Fall2020 Studio Instructor: Stan Allen
The phase two design brings the typological cylindrical facade of ‘Washington Row‘ into consideration. Using the cylinder to act as a double facade that obscures the reading of interior, the obscure row house evolves within the typological variation of existing context yet provide a evasive iteration that’s different than any existed before. The obscure row house is sited in Washington DC.
03_flat and tower Spring2021 Studio Instructor: Adamo+Faiden
A complex is designed with the intention to become an infrastructural container that can be programmatically unstable but spatially specific for different reappropriations need. The organizational strategy split the lot into two equal halves: a single-story flat that can expand and regroup, and a irregular structual grid tower that allows a complexity of space division. Building’s corrugated acrylic skin reflects the verticality of local Gothic buildings, providing a evasive exterior for its inner program.
04_Weighted Room Undergraduate Thesis Advisor: Kyna Leski
_The thesis project investigates perception, both as a tool that measures space and as a defect that limits scope while intriguing the imagination. When we see a representational doorframe rather than seeing an opening in a wall, for instance, we perceive a suggestive enclosure instead of imagining a continuous space. The dialogue fluctuates between reading a fixed symbol and experiencing an impulse.
_Descartes discussed vision as “an interception of information en route to perception, not the perception itself.” Similarly, Alberti indicated that “architectural drawing only gave an idea of dimensions of space, but not the sensation of it.” In both scenarios, the techniques of represented space fail to convey sensation on the page.
_The thesis aims to position the architect as a spectator, at the same time as an actor, who constantly revises reality through design using fragments of memory from empirical experience. The thesis is a self-investigating process in which the ideas of perception and imagination have been carried through different media, materials, and methodologies.
Excerpt from Portfolio:
A peculiar desk/ table that expand and contract on a single wheel. (later upgraded to two-wheels for increased stability)