YAWEN (ARWEN) LIU

PURPOSELESS PLACE

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What a building would be like if it has no purpose? With the observation of purposeless spaces in the city, the project develops the concept of purposelessness. It tries to explore the intriguing world which seems opposite to normal architectural conception. A platform is designed at the bank of the canal in Vienna. It is necessary to consider various types of space needed by people at the platform who want to have a good excuse to stay without any purpose.  In order to have a comprehensive understanding of people’s requirements, the design process begins with the study of human behaviours. With the help of hand drawings, the relationship between surroundings and purposeless behaviour become clear. Design iterations are worked out through stop motion film and model making. They discuss the various possibilities that a building might offer for visitors.

 

YAL-Purposelessness-MotionLocusofPurposelessBehaviourMotion Locus of Purposeless Behaviour: Two Men Sitting in a Caffe Shop

 

YAL-Purposelessness-MotionLocusofPurposelessBehaviour02Motion Locus of Purposeless Behaviour: A Man standing in a Train

 

YAL-Purposelessness-UrbanFurniture-C

Scenario Developing: Urban Furnitures on the Site

 

posture

Scenario Developing: Building Fragments

 

3Horizontal Element Model 01

 

4Horizontal Element Model 02

 

YAL-Purposelessness-model02Spatial Organising: Flowing Walls

 

YAL-Purposelessness-model04Model Perspective

 

YAL-Purposelessness-GroundfloorplanGround Floor Plan