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INTRODUCTION & RESEARCH OUTLINE

CATALOGUE OF MARKET BUILDING TYPOLOGY

VISIBILITY OF MARKETS

PUBLIC MARKETS AS SOCIALIZING PLATFORM

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SITE

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Maiden Lane Estate_ phase 1 and phase 3

Phase 1_ single storey stair access flats

Phase 1_ stacked maisonettes

Phase 2_ single storey level access flats

Phase 2_ two storey maisonettes and single storey level access flats

Kleovoulos AristarchouMArch by Conversion 2020

Microclimate of the semi-enclosed building space

This paper studies the microclimate characteristics of the semi-enclosed space on the ground floor of Guangzhou University Library. After a questionnaire survey and simulation using the Integrated Environmental Solution (IES) software, the existence of microclimate in the semi-enclosed space was confirmed. It is found that the microclimate is characterized by slightly warm, high relative humidity, low radiation and high wind speed. At the same time, the direct and indirect reasons for students' preference for the semi-enclosed space are found.

'Transient Bodies' - Kieran Flaherty

A brief introduction to 'Transient Bodies', a behind the scenes look at the design process and how Covid-19 was navigated and its effect on the collection.

Transient Bodies

Undermining perception by obscuring pattern through 3D paper manipulation.

Transient Bodies

Inspired by the tradition of Kimono making, in which rectangular pieces of fabric are cut from a larger length called a 'tanmono', initial silhouette experimentations were conducted on the half-scale mannequin using varying lengths and thicknesses of tracing paper. Hand drawn lines were featured to explore moiré-inspired textile designs on transparent materials, being overlayed to create depth and obstruction.

Transient Bodies

Translating my textile work into 3D forms, I took inspiration from the artist Richard Sweeney and his work creating fluid structures from paper. The resulting paper forms will be used to help influence silhouette and possible textile designs

Transient Bodies

Close up details of fluid paper 3D forms for use as 2D textile research

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Project Introduce

Moulding Experiment1

Moulding Experiment2

Final Collection 1

Final Collection 2

Final Collection 3

Final Collection 4

Final Collection 5

Yasmine Amani 2020 Degree Show

Behind the scenes and introduction to textile artist Yasmine Amani and her Masters Project.

chicken drawing 3

chickens research drawing

research: chicken details

research feather drawing detail

A Microworld: an Ornamental Filament Contaminates the Surface

Poster and publication realised as the outcome for the last project related to moulds and science. The whole project can be seen as a metaphor for the moulds’ growth. The aim of the project is to make people look at moulds not just as waste, but as the natural and organic form of art they are. The poster is made of satin and there is a central embroidery, hand made. The publication is inspired by laboratory notebook, pieces of record every researcher and scientist write while experimenting. The booklet shows how the fake embroidered moulds grew on satin as if they were real and alive.

THE AMAZON IS ON FIRE

Publication Size 9.9mm * 21mm ,Using marks left by the fire as a visual language

Confronting the veils

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, my whole world was turned upside down and like most people, I have had to work remotely and live largely in isolation for several months. For photographers stuck inside, especially for photographers interested in fashion, like me, this was a big problem in that, I would have to completely reframe my practice. Initially, I was very anxious and nervous, I was so confused and I couldn’t imagine how I could create something related to fashion within my tiny room. I was overwhelmed by the situation and it seemed impossible for me to make work without a studio and photography equipment like a tripod and lighting. I did not have anyone to collaborate with, no models, makeup artists or stylists. I needed to find a way to make work and find a way to use myself as a model and the subject of my photographs. Whilst I am not a shy person, I’m not an extrovert either - my preference is to be behind the camera not in front of it. I needed to overcome my fears and put my insecurities to one side and find a way forward. As I made my first tentative steps towards self-portraiture, I began to slowly find an effective way of working. My room became my stage and my studio and I became a performer. I adopted a persona that explored different characters that in turn became the subject of my photographs. I found a way to embrace my fears, anxiety and loneliness and absorb the psychological pressure and position it within my image making. I used my body with domestic objects as props, appendages and decoration to express my inner struggle with self-isolation, social distancing and the wider world of lockdown. I played with themes associated with, barriers, distance separation and behind the masks and veils, I found a way to make work and in my own way confront the challenges of this global pandemic.

Confronting the veils

Confronting the veils

Confronting the veils

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Don't Forget There's More

A countries development and welfare are being evaluated with only one indicator - the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The only way for a company to be successful and rewarded is following one goal - Profit. The purpose of the economy to serve people‘s welfare is being overshadowed by growth. The chase after this has in fact helped society to overcome many challenges but it has also resulted in the climate crisis, the largest gap between rich and poor that ever existed, and other impasses; and is now more than obsolete. Redefining success and specifying indicators that reflect the real welfare of our system is crucial for shifting the economy away from the chase that fuels the climate crisis and is not serving a long-term vision. That requires zooming out, turning around, and internalising that, where now is only one way, there lie many other and better possibilities. “Don’t Forget, There’s More” aims to create a sense of these turnarounds, using metaphors in order to help the growth of attachment towards the greatness of change and possibilities.

II. in touch

A found footage film. Composed of videos stored in my phone library of skin-to-skin contact in the time before social distancing and Covid-19 and interviews with people in different places on their lives during the pandemic, talking about touch - or lack thereof. Music by Nicolo Traini and Toby Withers.

III. where the light comes in

Two weeks in four walls, with only light for company.

On return to London just before lockdown, I self-isolated to protect the vulnerable people in my home - down the road from King’s College Hospital. Light became a marker of time: sun streaks punctuated the day, while the blue of ambulances streamed in at night. I made a ritual of photographing where light fell in the morning. This culminated in an A4 publication.

Footage | age of the foot

The publication Footage | age of the foot offers an introduction to the world of feet through the contributors’ and my interpretation – which is a limited interpretation that results from choices I’ve made, and discussions I’ve had, and could be supplemented in the future. Serious articles balance absurd and entertaining visual contents. They are ordered through objects feet-related, sorted alphabetically. This experimental magazine uses different visual languages and plays alternatively with posters’ layout and newspapers’ layout. To “jump” in this world of feet, visit the website https://footageageofthefoot.cargo.site/ or order a copy of the magazine by dropping me an email to plev00.pro@gmail.com.

Details

Selected works

"Unsexing" edition

This booklet was made during stage 3, on female artistes who were pushed aside or erased from art history for many years. This booklet ask also the questions on how should we give these artists justice without marginalises, pigeon holes and isolates them from movements and influences. As for the title, it's a word from a quote from an art critic on women artistes, saying that becoming an artist would unsex women. The wire'O binding was chosen to highlight that the booklet isn't finished because the conversation and these issus are not.

Untitled collection

This collection of zine is on the theme “censorship”. It's called the “Untitled collection”, reflecting on erased content. The first publication would tackles censorship in Hollywood cinema, the Hays code, which were rules on what to show in movies that studios had to follow and what were its effects on cinema.

We are all the media: Covid-19 Calendar

The cover and the monthly chapter

Infodemic caused by COVID-19 makes Renyu want to explore the role of individual media in misinformation. In her mind, each of us is a media with signal, and we have the ability and obligation to be responsible for the process of information dissemination. 

Covid-19 Calendar

10.02.2020: Garlic-save-life day

Drawing lessons from the concept that the Chinese traditional calendar records the good and bad luck of every day, Renyu puts the real part and the false part of the news as comparison objects in this calendar. And make them overlap with each other, showing their delicate relationship in the process of communication.

Covid-19 Calendar

09.04.2020: 5G-cause-virus day

The calendar form can harmoniously record every day about the existence of fake news, and at the same time, it combines fake news images produced by collage technique to enlarge the absurd content of fake news for the audience as much as possible.

Covid-19 Calendar

Using irony to restore and record some ridiculous ideas and absurd things people have done during this period.

Covid-19 Calendar

street dog in Imsouane, Morocco

Imsouane Village

Ims'one Project Shelter

Fran and her dog Bosco

PLEASE START WORKING

Procrastination has a significant impact on everyone's life. The comic book shows what procrastinator's life looks like, and use an ironic, humorous, and surreal way to present. Hoping people who read this comic book laugh and think not just themselves faced this problem and have a strong sense of identity instead of struggling in this situation.

70-80-90

70-90 means 1970s to the 1990s in China. In this project, I chose an organization or individual to represent each decade; in the 1970s I chose the The No Name Painting Association, in the 1980s I chose Xiamen Dada group, and in the 1990s I chose Wang Gongxin and his wife to represent Chinese experimental art. The purpose of this project is to be today's Chinese artists, we need to look back at how the artists of the last century survived in a harsher environment, and how they met their artistic value in the rapidly changing social background.


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Films in 1994

This book contains all the movies released in 1994. The concept of this project is very simple: Turn the virtual information on the Internet into material in physical form to oppose the trend of digitization of books and record the movie history.

Films in 1994-1

Films in 1994-2

Inner City

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Inner City

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Inner City

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INNER CITY

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Inner City

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The "New Interiors"

Introduction

The research aims to highlight the importance as well as the direct impact interiors have on its users and their well-being/emotional health. It further wants to generate awareness about the urgency for design reforms that focus on gender-neutral spaces and not just male v/s female aspects. Thus, what the world of design needs right now is a sensitive design approach, both in terms of gender sensitivity and emotional sensitivity. It is now time to rid the world of mindless designs and create more approachable experiences that all types of user can encounter. The approach used to uncover the dynamics of a gender-balanced space that focuses on creating “positive” user-experience was one that revolved around decoding and disintegrating each element of a space in order to understand their true use, importance and original intent. The investigation entailed interpreting the psychology of users and how they perceive a “domestic” interior space through a thorough process of decoding each element that is considered neutral or biased. This included taking into account all aspects ranging from colour theory, spatial distribution to the amount of weightage given to each area as well as their lighting and materials. It further meant exploring the characteristics of a space that provoke emotions i.e, the ability of different materials/textures/patterns to generate emotions and their juxtaposition with spatial features of light/ventilation/openings etc.

Conceptualisation

Conceptual model 1 process images

The conceptualisation process began with first using the elements that through the previous stages of the research have been proven to bring neutrality or harmony into a space. Here, Hannah Rozenberg’s Building Without A Bias alogorithm has been used. Elements like - ARCHES, which is considered a strong element of stability and is also seen as gender-neutral in its form. SPIRAL STAIRCASE, to tone down the bulkiness of other regular staircases and add “curves” to the rigid fabric. WINDOW, for natural light of course and also it acts as blurring agent between outdoors and indoors. There is a metaphorical use of THE LAMP, as from the previous study in in PART 2 of literature review, I quoted J.Gibbs “If positioning of a lamp in a room is the idea, consideration needs to be given not only to the lamp but to all the specifications including the type, size, colour and wattage of the bulbs; the size, shape, material, and colour of the lampshade; the colour of the lamp lining; and the color of the flex.”

Conceptualisation

RENDER for Conceptual Model 1

The use of black and white materials for the models was to emphasise the gender-neutral aspect as these two colours are considered absolute and balanced in every way. The next step was to convert the abstract model into a more visual render that could help in envisioning the next stage of conceptualisation. The main idea here on the left was to “bring the outside indoors” and blur the idea of interior and exterior to some extent. This was done for the following reasons: 1. Metaphorically, if the outside world is for men and the indoors for women, what would happen if one can’t differentiate between the two? 2. It has been scientifically proven by various psychologists and designers that the closer you are to nature, the happier you will be. This raises the question of what would happen if the blurring of these two mediums leads to a more positive user-experience and a healthier mental state for the ones occupying this space? Thus, deeply inspired by these questions, the next few steps of conceptualisation involved further exploring the possibility of this idea and converting them into visual renders.

Conceptualisation

Conceptual Model 2

This iteration further explores the idea of merging the two mediums of design, that is, exteriors and interiors. There has been visible experimentation with the roof, materials and textures in this particular idea. The main intention behind using an irregular curved roof was to bring in the required “harmony” through a prominent form. Mostly the “balancing” both in terms of gender and emotions is achieved through changes in colour. However, this iteration explores different forms juxtaposed with contrasting textures to propose that same “harmony” through other aspects of design. The bold textures might be alarming to some but when viewed as a whole, the bold forms tone down the roughness of the textures. Overall, it is a play of rough textures with bold soft forms trying to strike a balance within a domestic setting. Again, the idea of merging the exteriors and interiors is highlighted to emphasise the concept of blurring mediums. The LAMP is again being used as a metaphor in this case.

Warning

Daytime

The mysterious path of experiencing the darkest part of our lives and its very first step. Viewers have the opportunity to go towards their traumas caused by abuse through the place history of which was full of violence

Night time

The view of the church at night with the entire space being covered with fog. This is the very beginning of the path of viewers where they decide what they want to do.

Material day

The ball in daytime, illustrates the way we can (can't) see traumas when we think about them

Material night

The ball is illuminated by spotlights and reveals the inside of it - toxic smoke that is a metaphor of traumas and their destructive nature

Extension Structure Typology

The expanded structural typology was derived from the architectural concept of space expansion: Parasitic Architecture. Through the case study, spatial expansion methods were classified by type. Among the types, folding, modular and sliding are usually attached to the facade using wood or concrete, expanding the space in a rigid and robust way/manner, but it was difficult to meet the definition of 'Flexibility'. This conclusion led the way to explore the inflatable structure.

Conceptual Collage

The collage abstractly shows design idea about space expansion during a pandemic. The concept of the expansion proposes sets of direction with what architectural elements to use and how to expand them presented an important direction for conclusions. In response to this, a flexible housing by expanding the space through an inflatable structure using an architectural element called a window by synthesizing previous studies. There are many architectural elements such as chimneys, pipes, and windows, but considering that there are differences in architectural elements according to various cultures and lifestyles, expansion through the largest common elements was pursued regardless of these differences. The window is another door that connects the outside and the inside and is an essential element that exists in the residential space. The inflatable structure was also decided in that it could be used in a variety of residential spaces and situations regardless of this.

Exploded Axonometric

Exploded axonometric is an representation of how the structure is attached to a building through a window. Inflatable bubbles require several steps to attach to the building. First, the Window Frames Holder can be secured to the window frame using a screw and a screwdriver to put the pole on the holder. These fixed structures are connected with the inflatable structure through the string. The support is connected to a pole fixed to the window frame to minimize movement of the bubble. The bubble is made for 1-2 people and the maximum weight is 90kg. Furthermore, for use in various situations and groups, the windows have zippers to connect with other structures.

System Diagram

The system describes how Inflatable Structure receives power to build the space. Helium is lighter than oxygen, so it can give more power to support the weight more than oxygen. Also, using the principle of an electric air pump, helium pump in the room transmits energy to the structure outside through the tube. The bubble has a double structure that prevents helium from entering the occupied space.

Helium Circulation System Diagram

A system of helium circulation is applied to prevent releasing helium from the structure over time. Applying the same principle of an air pump, it is a system that continues to circulate as helium inflating from one tube and helium deflating from the other.

Egyptian Halls/ Ground floor floorplan

The project aims to turn back the Egyptian Halls into a place for people to work, learn and make by transforming the building into workspaces for makers engaged in redefining their creative practices from the perspective of sustainability. The active ground floor will house a ceramicist studio and shop, a cafe and a sustainable fabric shop. The workshops and open studios will be located on the upper floors of the building.

Material bank

The interiors of the building, which had had layers of alterations over time, were deconstructed in order to provide a material bank to inform and generate the new interiors. The positive deconstruction process redefines waste construction materials as valuable material resources. The drawing expresses the elements that were dismantled and reused within the new layout.

Section

Ground floor: Ceramicist in residence workshop and studio/ Cafe/Sustainable fabric shop. 1st floor: Textile workshops. 2nd floor: Printmaking workshops. 3rd: Ceramics

Axonometric view of the ground floor

Axonometric view of the ground floor shops. From left to right: Ceramicist's shop and studio/ Cafe/ Sustainable fabric shop. All shops have access to the back lane to make it into an active lane and allow spaces for community workshops within the different shops.

Café

Perspective view of the ground floor café.

Exploded Axonometric

Translation of Jane Jacobs four methodologies into design

Public Space - Floor 12

Spa Area

FLEXIBLE HOSPITAL

FLEXIBLE HOSPITAL

Somatic Experience, Room 1

Somatic Experience Therapy starts with symptoms of trauma which are anger, fear, anxiety or physical problems.

Once entering the room people are asked how they are feeling and will be provided with access through different entry ways accordingly. People who feel angry and frustrated are provided with an entry point where they have to squeeze through to allow a release of some of their anger physically. People who feel scared and anxious are provided with an entry point where they are met with turnstile to help them push through their fears with guidance. The third and final point of entry is for people who have been affected physically by trauma by having no physical obstruction in their way to enter. This system of access is repeated at the exit of the room and this is so that people can be aware and considerate of their feelings before and after the journey through this room.

Somatic Experience, Room 1

The first stage in the Somatic experience is finding a comfort zone. These digital panels change colours in a therapeutic manner to create a calming and comforting effect and with the distraction of this space, people should be able to ease and clear their minds. Bio-plastic tiles can be collected here and this tile will be carried through the journey after which the visitors may mould it however they wish to then leave behind in the building’s atrium in order to share their personal stories and feelings with others.

Somatic Experience, Room 1

Somatic Experience, Room 1

Somatic Experience, Room 1

About Pause pod

The starting point of my project is an analysis of isolation and how that can be divided into the perception of isolation and into social isolation. The focus of the thesis will be on the latter aspect and how this affects the mind and body. My interest in this topic started after a few weeks spent in isolation from other people due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the world in 2020. Now we find ourselves isolated from our groups of friends, colleagues and family, but thanks to the development of technology, even if we are far apart, we can keep in touch, through calls, messages and video calls. What would happen if all our connections stopped and we found ourselves completely alone ? My research question is: As human beings, can we detach from people, disconnect from our things and stop interacting with our devices just to avoid being by ourselves and our thoughts ? The thesis will have as its main focus a few cases of extreme isolation, whether the subjects were isolated as a lifestyle choice, voluntarily for experimental studies or through enforced isolation. I want to create a new type of space where it is possible to spend a long or short period of time based on the individual being willing to spend time alone, in a space without sunlight but with artificial light, which will eliminate the individual's perception of time.

When I started my research into isolation, my main goal was to look for a positive aspect of solitude, and I came across the research performed by Long and Averill in their article Solitude: An Exploration of Benefits of Being Alone, which examined the advantages of intentional solitude. The article emphasises the fact that reducing interaction between people and their environment and limiting the use of devices and other stimulation can have major benefits, but only when the time spent in solitude is deliberately chosen by the individual. The four benefits listed are: freedom, creativity, intimacy and spirituality. The title of my project is 'About Pause'. The Pause Pod itself was created through the concept of reducing interaction between people and their environment, and reducing stimulation from the outside world. The idea is to take the negative association that we have with solitude and integrate this state of complete isolation into our lives. My intention is to create a place where an individual can unplug from the busy and frenetic time that we are living in, whenever they feel the need to do so. I want to be able to put together all the positive aspects of being isolated and bored and take ad-vantage of them, and maybe even benefit from them.

Technical drawing

The Human Last Resort

It is an existence for people to think about, it is inclusive and an infinite possibility.

Background: This world seems to become a 'reverse zoo'

During the epidemic, animals took to the streets, while humans became ‘trapping animal’

The COVID-19 outbreak has restricted human freedom while giving other animals the opportunity to move more freely. There is a global debate about who should bear the burden of the pandemic. The truth is outbreak of this pandemic ultimately comes from human, from human overuse of the earth's resources. The current life of human not only destroyed the living environment of other species but now, in turn, poses a massive threat to human survival and life. During the epidemic, humans experienced an environment improvement, and the value of a lot of things by humans to rethink in the slow era of reduced consumption. Keeping the planet's ecology sustainable and suitable is the basis for the continued survival of human as a species on the earth. This means that we should rethink our lifestyle, and human needs an environment-friendly lifestyle for future.

Theories

Consumerism first appeared in the 1600s, and it has spread across most countries in the world in the 21st century. Alongside the modernisation of consumerism, it has produced more waste of resources and damages to the ecological system.

The advantages and disadvantages of consumerism are very obvious. However, the contradictions caused by the emergence of consumer attention have not been well solved in the past several hundred years, but also added many new problems, such as the objectification of people, distortion of values, environmental degradation and extinction of species. And this consumerism seems to be an "unstoppable" pattern. Yuval Noah Harari described in Sapiens that if a modern capitalist economy is to survive, it needs more and more production, like a shark that will suffocate if it doesn't swim. And consumerism is the product of sustainable capitalism. Harari calls consumerism a code of ethics that ensures that humans will continue to buy to prevent capitalism from stagnating. I am not against consumption per se, but I am not in favour of consumption as an end or money as a religion. Consumerism seems to have created a bottomless pit that cannot be filled and has no end.

A tipping point for human future

At present, human beings have approached a tipping point that all our choices will lead to a future which has ‘no return’.

Compare With Original Lifestyle

In the research, I have found out that human living experience may not be as good as it was in agricultural times. We always want to find a pathway to pursue a more relaxing life, but this has, instead, brought more difficulties. Comparing these two periods in human history, I have revisited and enjoyed the more natural and friendly nomadic era. In there, money was not the media in trade but Barter, which was the model of social exchange.

Concept Collage

Concept Collage-Supermarket

Site

I want to introduce the functions of isolation and examination into the supermarket, and choose the Tesco nearby as an example.

Overview&Exploded view

Modules & Plan

conceptual ambience * wall panel

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Bathroom

Bedroom, headboard

Co-design workshop, 2019

Co-design workshop, 2019

Co-design workshop with household, 2020

Co-design workshop with household, 2020

Co-design workshop at the site, 2020

Present in several places at the same time.

Chronophotography helped revealing the actual path of the body movement and the invisible lines between the body and space.

Project Site - Guest Space.

One Minute sculpture

Engaging the body with the guest space against in unconventional ways to enhance the user's spatial awareness.

Finger Extensions

Reconstructing the body through movement techniques, technology and costumes

Background

My initial motivation is from the multicultural phenomenon driven by immigration. Although many communities are diverse in their population components, the space of the community still retains the independence of a certain cultural phenomenon, rather than the integration of various cultures. This gives me more expectation about the multicultural community space. Specifically, I chose the multicultural community in Guangzhou as my research background, the target group are mainly the local Cantonese and Nigerian.

Collage of buildings in Lagos (Nigeria) and Guangzhou (China)

Background

Menu for audience

Menu for performer

Difficulties of isolation

Lockdown has been affecting all aspects of domestic life including our spaces.

Objectives

Curating a "recipe book" or "survival kit" for isolation: a series of means to deal with the various factors that impede communication, as well as methods of combining them tailored to different imagined living situations. While the factors hindering communication are extremely complex, they can be grouped in four main categories: Isolation, Communication, Safety and Privacy.

Expanding the space

Isolation and confined environments lead to the use of technology to access new environments. This new territory exists at the intersection of virtual and physical.

Digital translations

Experiments made with 3D scanning of a room allow for the physical to be translated into virtual. This makes possible the sharing of spaces with no actual contact.

Cleaning frenzy

The relationship between space and hygiene informs the visual language of the home as well as the integration of technology in the environment. From sterilising devices to drone delivery or a virtual assistant that cheeks and reminds you of the steps to take when entering the home.

The Theory: Bio-politics

The illustration created by the author shows the historical development of bio-politics.

The Concept Collage

The concept combines the visual elements collected amid the pandemic and reinvents a new spatial language.

The Graphical Pattern

The graphics are decomposed and reorganised as a new parttern.

The Site Reference

The design has taken four locations in Glasgow as references for the creation of the four ministries.

001-environment and resource

002-seperation

003-bias caused by death

concept

Background

Key theories

Methodology

The manifestation of gender discrimination in public space

Case studies

A Challenging Commercial Climate

With consumer confidence dropping further every day, retailers already faced a challenging commercial climate. In countries with main Covid-19 outbreaks, retail has been one of the hardest-hit sectors.

Evolution of retail

The history of retail can be divided into four periods, over the past two years, the retail sector has moved away from brands dictating how, when and where items are sold, purchased and shared, to consumers embracing direct-to-consumer models or creating their own peer-driven platforms. However, covid-19 has led shoppers to flock back to trusted household names and brands they recognise as safe and supportive. So, I am wondering how the relationship between brands and consumers is becoming increasingly conversational and circular?

Concept:A Frictionless Sound Theatre

A new retail model is coming: It is a new self-service store in post-pandemic era. Online shopping customers to try on their purchases, make returns and send packages. Also, for online brains do present their products to the consumers. For brand experience center, I want to metaphorically replicate a journey of hearing: as visitors walk up stair what they can perceive with their ears become more. This kind of action mode is like a journey, from eyesight controlling the desire to an un-instagrammable place, where can hear the curiosity.

Hangzhou: the hub of Chinese e-commerce

The site I chose is the center of Hangzhou in China, because Hangzhou is the hub of Chinese e-commerce, Lakeside Street located in the most prosperous business, tourism and leisure area of Hangzhou. Generally, it is the gathering place of many chain stores. For the brand, I chose Yeation, which is an online shopping platform owned by Chinese Internet technology company NetEase mainly for household supplies, its also the pioneer of online brand materialization. Last year, it opened the first offline store of the region in Shanghai, but it is still a design in traditional social scenes, if it wants to lead the future trend of retail, the physical store must adapt to the wave of new technology and make changes.

Form Generation

How to create these visions? There are 3 strategies. First one is Touch Free Technology, it will be an essential tool for facilitating customer interactions that don’t require touch. Secondly, Bespoke sound strategies, use sound to tell brand stories in unique and exciting ways. Finally, automated storage and retrieval system, which directs the proper automated storage and retrieval machine (SRM) to the location where the item is stored and directs the machine to deposit the item at a location where it is to be picked up. It can reduce labor, reduced inventory levels, more accurate tracking of inventory, and space savings.

backgroud

cyber final chapter,final judgment Hundreds of years later, human consciousness can be digitized and stored by coding (such as "USB flash disk"), the body can be strengthened with drugs, or the limb stem can be replaced by a dummy body, and even the brain can be transformed and strengthened. The body is like a computer, and people can change their body at will. At this time, human beings have basically said goodbye to human death, but people's life has not become better. Technology makes people happy, but also makes people lost in the illusion. Good bodies are upgraded to legal goods for sale. The nobles and the rich were more and more desirous. They can choose and upgrade their excellent institutions at will, while those who can't can only wait for distribution and forced acceptance. Such a back door is reborn, but it loses the qualification of normal life. The era of using money to decide life is doomed to be an unfair era. Society is torn apart by technology, with those in power at the top and the poor struggling to pace. When the person in power breaks the contract, justice and fairness no longer exist, which may cause social unrest, such as violent homicide and robbery. People's desire is expanding and they want to control everything. In the extreme technological environment, human nature is exposed completely. Indulgence and destruction, the prosperity of science and technology has brought great spiritual emptiness. When material and desire are saturated, human beings themselves are becoming more and more impure, losing themselves, who I am. What is the meaning of life? In the cyberspace after the disappearance of human body, can the final rational technology provide justice? Are life forms of different races equal? Can we eliminate the social class label? The project attempts to awaken humanity towards peace and equality, and to rethink their rights and meaning, to see pure self. Warn mankind, the vastness of the universe and the smallness of mankind, we need to treat the world with compassion. Human society must one day truly realize freedom, equality and justice.

conceptual proposal

Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy and Buddhist thoughts, the "cyber God" (super database) formulated rules that must punish crime (Dante's principle of proportionality between crime and punishment) and purification of the soul. Just like Buddhism, bad people go to hell when they die. The soul is forced to accept the ultimate rational technology to provide a fair and just trial. This is the salvation of the soul, and in the end it is to find a pure self in a pure land and treat everything in the universe in awe.

design detial

Created an almighty cyber god by using movie and animation elements, metaphors technology as a god. The body of Cyber God is divided into four platforms. There is a special elevator in the spine that can only descend, and the humanoid soul enters the space by the elevator. At the first level of judgment, the soul takes the memory of life into space to receive it and be judged by God. In the second hell, those who are condemned by God will be punished relatively, and those who have not sinned go directly to purgatory. The third level of purgatory is a factory that purifies people’s seven desires and washes the soul. The fourth level is heaven, there is no beauty, no ugliness, no good and evil, all beings are equal, without distracting thoughts.

effect

At the end of the cyber, the soul has undergone self-discipline and tempering to face the parallel universe with its best appearance. Peace, fairness, equality and good results. The virtual society maps and magnifies the real society, and the real society derives and nourishes the virtual society. I hope the conceptual virtual space design can awaken human beings and reflect.

moodboard: natural green illusion

photos of water and photo of polished and not polished green marbles

moodboard: digital aesthetic illusion

metal, foil, screen and water

moodboard: textures illusion

white paint, grey concrete, white plaster, imitation of concretes, bark

materiality illusions - research video

Video present researched materials in the move, the illusion of materiality in the context of nature.

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The theoretical approach of stage 3 project is about the Decoloninsg design, whether decolonising the African culture, or decolonising female from patriarchy societies. Respectful design is and design for humanity, appreciating the cultural values. The aim of this thesis is to reveal the intangible African heritage through a feminist perspective.

Cultural Objects Material Exploration

Decolonising the land _African material .

I created a new_ ritual material_ for the nomads , the material is portable , can be make and remake which suites the nomadic mobile life, and also representing their identity.

diconstrut the exsisting form

New configuration for the cultural material. and form.

predicting female future through objects

STAGE 3 FOLIO vv 2

STAGE 3 FOLIO vv 5

STAGE 3 FOLIO vv 6

STAGE 3 FOLIO vv 8

STAGE 3 FOLIO vv 9

WechatIMG1014

part3 and part4

Social Distancing

Audition Adjuster

Vision Adjuster

Extended Hand/ Arm

A New Normative Body

Narrative space & space narrative

Narrative space and space narrative are two very confusing concepts. Previous researchers often disassembled these two concepts into two sub-concepts of "narration" and "space", and then discussed the composition, classification and meaning of space, as well as the method, strategy and construction between space and narration. This makes the two concepts of "narrative space" and "space narrative" refer to each other. In fact, there is a clear difference in understanding between these two concepts. Obviously, the central word of narrative space is "space", and "narrative" is a limitation and description of "space", which is essentially a kind of space. The central word of space narrative is "narrative", "space" is the technique and method of "narrative", so that space narrative refers to a kind of narrative.

Design process_film space extraction

Design process_concept model

The space narrative as a method, is connected with the five previously extracted spaces to get the initial concept model. It is worth mentioning that through the connection of these spaces, we can see that there is a narrative extension between them. Each space contains a conflict which provides the necessary conditions for the development of the narrative in the next space.

Final outcome_overview

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TELEPORTATION GANTRY

SCANNING PROCESS

TELEPORTATION MOVEMENT

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How Sunlight Use In Interior Design Could Help To Alleviate The Depression Patient's Condition

The design philosophy is to reveal how poverty living environment in Hong Kong and help patients alleviate depression's condition. Through the patient stay in the building regularly, they could release stress in a short time, when the absorb the vitamin D from sunlight daily, their body will get health and alleviate the condition. The inspiration cames from experience and social problem. Depression is the second leading disease, more than 350 million peoples suffer from depression in the world and it caused one of my friend suicided.


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Window extension 1

The prototype design of the window extension can be adjusted according to different Windows and space size, to achieve a more flexible external space for the residences.

View through the frame

From the opening of the device itself and the hollow form of the external bridge space, zoom out visual sense is formed, which represent the concept of ‘aperture’, but it could also be a ‘Pause button’ for people to get access or not

Extension for working leisure

This space expresses the concept of a ‘security blanket ’, and the picture shows the leisure time during work. From this point of view, the translucent glass acts as a vague protective barrier.

Elevation_2 Night

Functional changes can provide new entertainment for surrounding residents at night

collage of space concept

Since at least the 20th century, men have been occupying the active position in social development and have treated women unfairly and restricted. In response to these situations, women began to call for equal rights, so they developed feminism. This project started research from the futurism‘s misogynist, and discussed the relationship between male-dominated society and feminism. This collage represents this relationship, and also expresses the opinion from a female futurist Saint-Point that androgynous being is the complete being, which responses to futurism. Therefore this place is for women and people whose gender identify as women to enhance their voice and support them in such a male-dominated society.

site selection

This building is occupied by this project as a masculinity building. Its dark single colour, rough texture and concise lines. Those are masculine features. The author of this painting of this building is Ettore Sottsass, who is a big fan of futurism. This is suitable for my starting point of research. In addition, the shape of this building and several small windows on the walls make the whole building look very private and there is a feeling that the internal space is well protected. This project wanted to use this atmosphere of this building to create a space to “protect” femininity.

plan & axonometric

by referring to a survey about women’s favourite leisure activities and considering project aim,the most important functions of this place are reading area, communication area and garden area. There are only feminism books in this building, people can get mental support by reading. And the communication area provides a place for them to share their experience freely and help each other with their problems. Garden area is not only a decorative area for femininity, but also it's a good way to make people relax by getting closer to nature.

urban outside

village outside

Beijing landmark

Translate Beijing landmarks in future language

Beijing landmark

Translate Beijing landmarks in future language

Interactive game

Users can add items, use symbols and emoticons to translate, and the software automatically forms stories.

New language

The language of the future will be more descriptive and intuitive.The project creates a language that reflects the culture of Beijing.

Transformation of architectural elements

A new perception is created by replacing architectural elements with new languages.

Spectacles Poster

The Construction of the "Home"

A Cat's Morning 01

A Cat's Morning 02

A Cat's Morning 03

Background

The living environment in the film equals social class

light experements

Human reaction to the color and angle of the light source

I mainly want to get people's reactions to different colors and angles of light sources in the experiment, and confirm the influence of light sources on people's body and mind

Optical Fiber

Experiments with Optical Fiber

The function and characteristics of Optical Fiber can be realized through experiments

Mirror

Experiments with mirror

The function and characteristics of mirror can be realized through experiments

Model development

This picture shows how to get the model based on visual angles

The model

This is the model I developed by visual angle theories. The model is used to verify the effectiveness of communications.

Communication Effectiveness Verification process

This picture shows how to use the model to verify the effectiveness of communication

The photo of the residential project

This is a residential project designed by myself in 2018, Singapore. This is the shared space.

Analysis of the residential project

This picture shows the verification of the communication effectiveness in a residential shared space. The project was designed by myself in 2018, Singapore.

Concept image

Re-newing the faith space by the extension of a person’s willingness.

The aim of incense investigation

A faith, a sense, a temporary scenario... And the personal response on body and space.

Site analysis

The small temple located in my community, which is meaningful for me to analyze what emotions does it bring.

My sensory praying

What emotions does it bring out in mine?

Incense smoke investigation

A bunch of incense constitutes the continuous fog, which provides a diverse form of my actions. I realized that the extension of my willingness finally builds the temporary scenario via the medium of smoke.

1

The corridor connecting the next space is filled with propeller-shaped blades that people need to find their way through, which is more likely to make them feel more engaged. At the same time, it fits in with the theme of vortex, which can be created by propellers.

2

In this space, hemispherical objects on the ground will keep rising with the time, it can create obstacles for people when they are walking, giving them the sensation of stumbling, and this can simulate a feeling of when they learnt how to walk as a child. I believe that we all remember a feeling of when we're learning to walk, there's always somewhere between falling and not falling.

3

This transition reflects the process of people’s growing up, when they come into contact with the outside world, light can gradually pass through the hollow of the top, implying the exploration of the world. In this corridor, the dark corridor itself implies the process of our growth, especially before people were exposed to social circles. When people walk through the corridor, the light will pass through the hollow part at the top, indicating the process when people gradually grow up and start to contact with the outside world and socialize with different people.

4

When we were born, we know very little about the world. It can be seen as that everyone is in a cube of their own. As we grow up and begin to experience the outside world, our little cubes are filled with all sorts of things that we experience. In this space, each frame represents a person's story, and as people begin to socialize and make friends, each person's story is exchanged. When the audience moves around in these frameworks, it represents the process of people’s growing up when they meet different people carrying their own stories and experiences.

5

In this space, the partition is a vague transition, people can see the space inside, but people need to push the door to enter the next space. This door is as a divider between dream and reality. Because when people grow up, they have to face the pressure from study and work in life, sometimes people have to put their dreams aside in order to survive. When people push the door to get inside, it implies that they are forced to make a choice, when their life is entering the next stage.

Turn unfinished buildings into bridges and connections between urban and rural areas

The process of rural and urban people came into contact

Experiments about how distance effect the image

The growing process of pumpkins and luffa

The growing process of peanut and potato

Concept collage

Analysis 1

Analysis 2

Analysis 3

Analysis 4

This project is more inclined to speculative design, which is to speculate about the living space in the near future, and reflects the solution to the current problems. It uses seemingly fragile disposable plastic to build a permanent space, so as to make people reflect on our current concept of disposable plastic consumption.

The New Game of Life

The background story of the game

4 main levels of the game

Level1

The game start at players' own home. The first chapter help them to recollect the memory behind one object.

Level2

Then the player will be guided to the business street nearby.

Project Poster

Dsharps bin

Dsharps bin

Dsharps Bin