AA Diploma 15
Unit Masters: Lucy Styles and Simon Taylor
Curiosity being the nature of the play, the proposal deploys an architecture of curiosity that creates un-calculated moments, wonder, space to explore, discover and rediscover. The project plays with instability, fragmentation and non-hierarchy to construct a temporal conjugate between reality and imagination.
Using london as a canvas, the negotiable volumes are constructed spaces that turns london into wonderland. Referencing Alice in Wonderland, each volume has an assigned effect, ranging from colour, magnification, inversion, fragmentation and reflection.
On a grander scale, the project looks at the temporality, the permanence and our post-pop up culture. Things that are built to last centuries often doesn’t. And those that are suppose to be temporarily are sometimes made permanent. Here the architecture is static but the vision is not.
These negotiable volumes are constructed spaces that alters your perception of the city, lenses that affects your experience of your surroundings. The change in the environmental conditions triggers a new perspective of the landscape and that, generates curiosity. Architecture is the experience and your relationship of being in a constructed space. The series of interventions are an overlay of effects, which invites us to relook at our most familiar views.