Wood Pavilion #1 Experiment on space prototype (I)

Wood Pavilion #1 Experiment on space prototype (I)

Architect
LIN Architecture
Location
Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Pavilions
LIU Songkai

Wood Pavilion #1 Experiment on space prototype (I)

LIN Architecture as Architects

An experiment of archetype

Are there any new architectural space prototypes that can be discussed? This is the starting point of this experimental project. This space experiment is located near the river in the tourist area of Jiangxin Island in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. In this project, architects give up the consideration of functional elements and start to look for keywords that can define spatial elements in the environment.

photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai

After analyzing the site, the design focuses on three keywords: ergonomics, Proxemics, and Behaviorology. The scale of human behavior is one of the concerns of this project. Research on the behavior of different people is a very good design resource for architects. By observing and understanding the behavior of people, designers can discover all kinds of possibilities of space.

photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai

Proxemics is a concept developed by Columbia University anthropologist, Edward T Hall, in his book, Hidden Scales. In this project, architects deepen and extend the concept, applying it to the category of physical space, discussing how intimate space, private space, social space, and public space are defined and designed at different scales.

photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai

Speaking of behavior, from the perspective of architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, human, nature, and architecture are discussed as a whole, because the study of this case does not involve the category of urban daily life pattern. Therefore, the Behaviorology of various elements in the natural environment was studied and explored. Breeze, sunshine, the sound of waves, drizzle, sweet osmanthus fragrance, affecting feelings, perceptions, touch, hearing, visual elements, are the materials of our design. Through keyword research, architects began to create new forms of space in response to the various design elements surrounding it.

photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai

Human behavior, such as sitting, squatting, lying down, meditating, listening, peeping, wandering, overlooking, and even staring, is the form of space. The act of light, the rising of the sun, the setting of the sun, the passing of the last light, the coming of the lamp, the illumination, is a dialogue between space and time. The surrounding environment, sea breeze brushing, leaves rustling, frogs chirping, cicadas singing, is the medium of dialogue between people and space.

photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai
photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai
photo_credit LIU Songkai
LIU Songkai
photo_credit LIN Architecture
LIN Architecture
photo_credit LIN Architecture
LIN Architecture
photo_credit LIN Architecture
LIN Architecture

Material Used:
1. Shanghai Mulekang Timber Structure Construction Engineering Co., LTD: Picea asperata wood panel
2. Shanghai Mulekang Timber Structure Construction Engineering Co., LTD: Steel frame
3. Nanjing Liuhe chuangshi  stone Factory: Riverstones
4. White cow professional custom factory: Wood paint
5. Wudun village: Conceret basement

Project Credits
Teaching research support and Materials Support
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