ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research Gallery: Directed Design Research

Collage of Strangeness

People’s imagination is a process of operating, transforming and reorganizing present objects or past experiences into new scenes. It is like a collage of reality, as it rooted in it but unconstrained by common sense and norms.

From the perspective of architecture practice, breaking through the “order” – not only from the exterior form, but also from the special experience in the spatial environment – has also become an urgent need. Taking school architecture as an example, a space free from scale and regulations can give independency to teaching activities, which plays a positive role in the reform of education and the renewal of teaching mode. Moreover, the architecture and children can form an image-based communication, encouraging the children to inspire more questions and keep exploring.