Hutong Memory- 2030
This research portfolio will focus on exploring which material culture in Hutong is worth preserving and how to use the space as a medium to witness the history of Hutong material culture to continue to play due cultural value in the future.The aim is to provide a new way to preserve the material culture of Hutong by collecting the material culture of Hutong and transforming them into thespace language.
The structure of the research report is divided into three parts. Firstly, I collected the material culture in the Hutong, and then selected the cultural elements which are worth to be preserved by establishing the evaluation criteria and test the feasibility of the elements in the spatial model. Then analyzed, deconstructed, and recombined those elements that were selected to form a new space block. The resulting space blocks are then used in the fifinal space design.
After analysis and evaluation, I selected 15 elements to be used in my work. As a kind of cultural material representing Hutong identity, these cultural elements are regarded as a kind of cultural symbol to convey the hidden cultural meaning in the society. These symbols constitute the unique attributes of Hutong architectural space, and architecture is also a part of semiotics. I used deconstruction to analyze the hutong space and these cultural elements, breaking them down, cutting them up, reassembling them into a three dimensional volume, which is then combined with individual volumes to form 16 complete functional spaces.