BEIJING URBAN AND ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE
When we design a cube, first of all, it must always be a discussion of the cube itself, rather than introducing other imaginary design conditions. The only limitation of the scheme is the exhibit size limitation given by the exhibitor: cube with 20 cm side length.
Therefore, we regard this limitation as the "base" of the project, analyze it and explore its form. The scheme starts with "scale" (based on multiples of 20cm) and "movement" (direction of shape change). After many rounds of exciting trial and error and discussion, we got a complex form developed from simple Jiugongge changes. On its surface, there are many holes with geometric multiples of 20 cm in side length and arithmetic progression changing in size in rational mode. Each hole extends orthogonally to the inside of the shape and collides with each other, resulting in complex geometric changes and many visual elements that look like corridors, windows and doors. This result is very unexpected: because in the whole process, the form has never been deliberately associated with the narrow sense of "architecture". This "architecture-like" can't help but make us think about what the words-window, door, wall, column, etc.-which are part of the language of the subject field really mean. And how the form can reverse inspire the designer in the design process.
The scheme reflects on how "design" can be promoted in the absence of the basic text of "function". We try to show the indescribable "design behavior" in a visible way. The final significance of the exhibits is not important to us. We encourage every audience to interact with them according to their own preferences and explain them.