ARCH 704-205, Ali Rahim

ARCH 704-205

Cultural Objects: Contemporary Detail to Aesthetics

Within this studio, we will look at new design research techniques using style transfer to manipulate, blend, weave, splice different aesthetics from cultural objects. Japan is the perfect place to look for these cultural objects. Japan’s cultural landscape has often been described as homogeneous but with extreme subcultures. This more fragmented and hybridized cultural reality requires a redefinition of space suitable for the new urban youth to thrive, allowing them to perform, to create and to drift away from preconceived ideas of normalcy and success. Architecturally, Japanese ‘disjunctive society’ can be echoed as ‘disjunctive continuity’, where different qualities at times collide, overlap or merge in order to create an unexpected whole. Contrasting geometries can be woven into one another, in order to create visual sensation. Design techniques derive from visual cues of these various cultures, generating formal, spatial, structural and material innovation. In essence, ‘Disjunctive Continuity’ can be defined as any blending of dissonant elements which creates an original, inexhaustible beauty.

The project is to speculate on Japanese pop arts and anime culture, design a modern museum space for young generation of Japan.
Rui Lu
Jingshuang Wang
section represents the relationship between inside and outside through seaming.
Rui Lu
Jingshuang Wang
The building performs a disjunction with seaming and material but also has a continuous overall formal quality at the same time.
Rui Lu
Jingshuang Wang
The smooth but discontinuous curves of the facade
Yuxuan Liang
Sijie Gao
Material, structure and detail of the wall section
Yuxuan Liang
Sijie Gao
Architectural section combining mechanical and organic elements
Yuxuan Liang
Sijie Gao
While you approach, you see, you are interested, you stop, you appreciate, you walk around, and you discover...
Frank Xuefeng Li
Kaiyi Cao
Urban Infrastructures of Tokyo are reflected as disjunctive continuity in space
Frank Xuefeng Li
Kaiyi Cao
The detail of enclosure
Frank Xuefeng Li
Kaiyi Cao