Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Plan-less House

Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2006

Theme Description

It is generally thought that the plan is a means for describing lifestyle.

The fundamental principle of this descriptive technique is division. It is thought that the lifestyle inside a house is divided with the device of “walls.” Therefore, if only the elements called “walls” are picked out, and given an expression in which they are emphasized, people may understand the lines on a drawing that indicate the “walls” as describing the essence of a house.

Yet should a house be “walls”? Why can we not describe a house just by furniture? Why can we not describe a house just by tableware? Or what about a descriptive method using only floor textures? As the floor is the only component that the human body directly touches (actually, there are also doorknobs and toilet seats), if we were to describe a house by a technique of scanning with the body, the house would be described as a collection of textured floors. Or it would also be possible to describe a house in terms of air temperature, or in terms of malodorous places due to wind flows.

Why have I become so skeptical with regard to the descriptive method of walls? It is because I feel a sense of unease with the division of lifestyle, and the corresponding methods of spatial division. The cause might lie in devices such as mobile phones, which invalidate spatial divisions, and might also lie in the transformation (the becoming-amorphous) of interpersonal relationships and family relationships. Or, perhaps the “lifestyle” of the person that was the initial premise for the “division of lifestyle” disappears during the era of building a house. Because a person perhaps builds a house for somewhat distinct purposes, if this is investigated more thoroughly, the house, including every “thing,” rather than being something made for some particular purpose could also be said to somehow become a manifestation of its era. Taking a broad view of all of this, I am interested in a plan-less condition.

Kengo Kuma

ประกาศผลรางวัล Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2006
ในนิตยสาร Japan Architect ฉบับที่ 64


อันนี้เป็นงานที่ผมกับเพื่อนส่งร่วมประกวด ^_^

The Plan-less Game
Wichit Horyingsawad and Puttichart Vanichtat

Book bought:
-The Fold : Leibniz and the Baroque--Gilles Deleuze
Book read:
-เรื่องตบตา--ปราบดา หยุ่น


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wichiter said...

ไม่ได้ทำตัวมีความลับนะ ^_^