In response to the larger UG1 studio's shared topic of investigating domestic space, each student in our section designed a house where residents can find spaces comfortable for daily life, as well as a workshop space dedicated to the occupation of one or more residents.
Here, the term "working" takes on dual meaning. On one hand, students defined the nature of work as being in some way connected yet distinct from quotidian activity through shaping space itself. On the other hand, the final design is a re-working of ideas, forms, and parts from a precedent house assigned to each student at the beginnning of the semester. Therefore, each project is not necessarily an end in and of itself, but rather one possible configuration of a collection of house-ish ingredients that picks up a conversation around what domestic space could be and directs it in a new direction.
Yicong Chandler Shan
Yin To Wong
Man Lam Cheng
Yiran (Lisa) Liu
This house challenges the idea of the solidity of enclosed space, while at the same time blurring the boundaries between exterior and interior space.
The main form of the house, a rectangular prism has been punctured, resulting in exterior spaces burrowing through the core of the house. The intersections of these punctured spaces create pockets of enclosed space. In addition to this, moments in the prism have been pulled out of its skin, meeting an exoskeletal form suggesting a boundary of an inifinte exterior space, resulting in a perplexing relationship between the interior and the exterior.
This house uses transparent material to further comclicate the relationship of interior space and exterior space. The layering of this transparent material creates a hierarchy of experiential spaces, confusing the feeling of being outside or being inside.