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Project

"Walls"

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Can arch dissolve borders? Maybe not. It may be able to frame alternative perspectives open to opposites.

If public mind is borderless, will there be borderless arch? Maybe not now. Arch itself is still a definition of security or demarcation of privacy. Public space is still defined by private borders. Although building envelope becomes interactive, photogenic and fully materialized, it seems circling to new Baroque. 

Without partitions, we enjoy seeing all exhibition in one continuous space in Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim. With walls, we concentrate on meditation with natural light in Tadao Ando's works of church

Without or with walls, border of arch is still investigated by many public/private works. Today we use a different word interface. 

It seems inevitable to think of it here: referring to Laugier's Primitive hut, wall is not fundamental in this  model, considering its connection with nature. Wall becomes more extravagant, it may reflect a social mentality/influence.

~ Imagine with no wall. Only Column, roof, the fundamental elements correspond to gravity.


Alternative

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Without wall is an ideology, is a social attitude of openness, instead of border, confrontation and self interest. 

However, expressing the nature of human being, wall has been the way of demarcation for self interest. Wall as a fundamental interactive interface is an alternative evolution toward openness not only regarding architecture but also regarding social mentality.





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