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Jia Xin Chum

Jia Xin Chum

New York, NY, US

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Technological Tsunami

Contemporary society is the creation of its socio-politico-cultural context. As much as the local goes global, the global data that one encounters through social media – enhanced by e-gadgets and apps can leave one overwhelmed. Self-censorship has become a dying form of vindication as cyber data deluge our mind.

 

Conceived as a refuge between the international space and the city most obsessed about technology- Tokyo, this place-in-waiting is programmed as three entangled strands of program. These programs are distinguished through their stance on technology in the contemporary world. Rehabilitation- for those over-reliant on technology helps discipline the passengers by teaching them to filter the world on their own terms. Retreat- is a neutral stage where one progresses to from the rehab stage, or for those who are impartial to technology. Transit- a commercially driven space, where the capital is technology.

The architecture is entirely experiential, where materiality stretches from the physical to the boundaries of time. This is especially apparent in the rehabilitation stage, where one’s lucidity has to be adjusted accordingly to brace oneself from the constant bombardment of information. Here, old technology triumphs over new technology. Spaces weave under and over each other, giving only choreographed glimpses of the other.

 
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Status: School Project
Additional Credits: Studio Advisors: Jesse Reiser and Neil Cook

 
Waiting room
Waiting room
Decoding spaces based on movement and materiality
Decoding spaces based on movement and materiality
Exploded plans explaning the rehabilitation, retreat and transit spaces
Exploded plans explaning the rehabilitation, retreat and transit spaces
Sectional model
Sectional model
Sectional model
Sectional model

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