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Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu established the architecture and design firm of Oyler Wu Collaborative in
Los Angeles in 2004. The office has been published globally and is recognized for its experimentation in
design and innovative strategies. Their current work ranges from small scale installations to large scale
commercial and residential buildings in the US and Asia. Jenny Wu received a Bachelor of Arts from
Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Dwayne Oyler received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of
Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Both partners currently teach design studio at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Their book, Pendulum Plane, was published in 2009 by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban
Design, and most recently, a book entitled, reALIze, was published in 2011. In 2010, they received the
first annual “Arch Is” award given by the AIA Los Angeles for emerging talents in architectural design.
They have been invited to lecture at the University of Southern California, Texas Tech, Tamkang
University, and Arizona University. The office has recently exhibited at the Beijing Biennale, the
Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the London Festival of Architecture.
Oyler Wu Collaborative由Dwayne Oyler 和 Jenny Wu于2004年在洛杉矶成立。办公室的设计以及创新在全
The office of Oyler Wu Collaborative is located on a vibrant commercial street in the design-oriented Silver
Lake area of Los Angeles. The building itself has been a project for the office and involves an ongoing
series of interventions and transformations, beginning with the renovation of the building and growing to
include a fence, with several (constantly evolving) additions in the works. The building includes the design
office of Oyler Wu, as well as a private residence on the second floor. The exterior of the building is an
austere two-story volume clad in fiber-reinforced cement board with deep, recessed aluminum windows.
The interior of the building combines exposed 1930’s wood frame construction with simple modern
Relocating from New York to Los Angeles in 2004, our office has utilized the last seven years to establish
a way of working that is committed to experimentation through a relentless hands-on approach to our
work. Heavily invested in academia (currently both of us teach at Sci-Arc, the Southern California Institute
of Architecture ), we consider it our obligation as instructors and architects to not only put ideas forward,
but to test their application. We believe that ideas find their greatest potency through the feedback of
human experience, material resistance, and iterative processes.
Eager to test our ideas, and impatient in our desire to see the effects of our work, our office has turned to
our own love of building to transform small projects with modest budgets into a testing ground for our
ideas. Los Angeles, Sci-Arc, and most recently, Taipei, have served as an invaluable test bed for our
ambitions. Most of our installations are work that we have built ourselves. This way of working has grown
out of necessity, an insistence on detail driven work on small budgets, and out of the desire to allow the
design process to continually respond to feedback provided by the fabrication process. The lack of
conventional separation between the architectural and construction fields has allowed us to use the
construction phase as an extension to the design process. It has also provided a more direct translation
of ideas from digital form to reality, while ensuring a level of articulation often difficult to achieve through a
more conventional means of construction. It has been a period of material discovery, invention, and
experimentation that comes only through the difficult, but profoundly rewarding task of realizing the work
on a given site. Most importantly, that knowledge brought with it new concepts for building that went
beyond the material itself- one that is interested in extending the role of experimental work to better
engage ideas of use and human engagement.
In the past 6 years, our office has expanded on the initial ideas to include larger and more robust projects.
The office continues to rely on the constant exchange between design and making, often with small
intense installations being built alongside the design of large scale projects. We believe that this
insistence on hands-on experimentation should remain one of our most fundamental philosophies and is
the key to our continued growth and evolution.
Current and Completed Projects
Their recently completed projects in 2010 include reALIze, a traveling art installation based on the face of
Muhammad Ali consisted of 1400 punching bags suspended in space, Anemone, a public art installation
in Taipei, and most recently, Netscape, the 2011 SCI-Arc graduation pavilion in Los Angeles. Their
previous projects, including Density Fields(2007), Pendulum Plane (2008), and Live Wire (2008), have
been published internationally, from Time Magazine to Wired.
Their current projects include a 16 story residential tower in Taipei, Taiwan, commercial master plan of a
resort in Ningbo, China, media offices in Los Angeles, a residence in New York, and several architectural
installations in Taipei and Los Angeles.
项目还有Density Fields(2007), Pendulum Plane (2008), Live Wire (2008), 通过时代周刊面向国际进行了发
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（left）Anemone（right）16 story residential tower Taipei