Architecture Meets Fashion With Archetype Z Studio’s Jewelry Line

Architecture Meets Fashion With Archetype Z Studio’s Jewelry Line
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Architecture Meets Fashion With Archetype Z Studio’s Jewelry Line

 

San Diego, California – Alia Hasan, founder of Archetype Z Studio, didn’t initially set out to bring Architecture to the scale of jewelry. But that’s exactly what happened with her line of 3D printed geometric cuffs and rings. With faceted surfaces and perforated patterns, the jewelry reveals an architectural aesthetic that reflects her background in architecture. With her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Masters of Architecture from UCLA, Ms. Hasan developed a strong interest in exploring form, surface and geometry in modern architecture through the use of both 3D modeling and small-scale physical models.

 

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Before moving to San Diego Ms. Hasan worked for modernist architects in Los Angeles where she continued to develop those interests.
“It’s probably the fact that I was comfortable designing via both 3D modeling programs and
physical architectural models that I was able to transition to small scale design work like jewelrydesign,” says Ms. Hasan. “There is something about being able to conceptually design on the computer but then have that concept in the form of something that is physically tangible. To have a tactile understanding of it and then modify your design based on that. This is what happens when designing in Architecture and this is what 3D printing allows you to do with jewelry.”

 

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The concepts she explored and the design process she learned in architecture have informed her jewelry line. Through her Perforated Honeycomb Rings and Cube Pendants, Ms. Hasan was exploring the opacity and translucency of perforated surfaces. She originally designed the jewelry via 3D modeling but then based her design modifications on what she discovered with the 3D printed versions. This meant adjusting the size of the openings, changing the thickness and size of the ring bands, etc. until she was happy with the final printed result.

 

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With the Triangulated Cuff she wanted to break convention by having a bracelet with a faceted form that was lifted away from the wrist and only touching at points, rather than uniformly draping it. Ms. Hasan modified her design based on the experience of wearing the cuff bracelet – making it easy to take on and off, lightweight and ensuring the durability of the piece.
With Archetype Z Studio, Hasan hopes to continue bringing Architecture to the scale of jewelry. While not everyone can afford to hire an architect to design his or her modern dream home, she imagines that everyone can have a little piece of that dream in the form of her jewelry.

 

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