studio 10 has accomplished the spatial design for the ‘usual from nature’ exhibition, hosted by the ocean world tradition and humanities heart in shenzhen, china. co-curated by the victoria & albert museum(V&A), the china silk museum, design society together with visitor curator edith cheung, the exhibition consists of two sections to relate the advanced relationship between trend and nature for the reason that sixteenth century, with reflections in addition to an emphasis on environmental sensitivity and preservation, in each western and japanese societies.
all pictures courtesy chao zhang
with nature as the topic and backyard because the theme, the design by studio 10 types an summary but poetic interpretation and comparability of the japanese and western views of nature, in addition to the evolution from classical via up to date backyard areas. the primary part of the exhibition is known as ‘usual from nature’, specializing in the correlation between trend and nature from the sixteenth century till now, whereas the second part, titled ‘usual from nature in china: then and now’ is an echo of the subject within the east.
on this newly developed design, studio 10 hoped to ‘discover the similarities and variations of the pure views embodied in japanese and western gardens’. with this in thoughts, the doorway archway is clad with tyvek which, when backlit, faintly reveals the vine-like fibers and types an summary ‘inexperienced hall’. via this hall, friends can entry the primary part of the exhibition, housing the classical interval of the english part. translucent materials are used to create an summary ‘western’ classical backyard, which is very geometric, axially symmetrical, and perspective-driven whereas connecting round areas and showcases of various sizes.
then comes the final ‘backyard’, shaped by an array of acrylic tubes — the trendy materials implies that the exhibition narrative is approaching modernity, when folks started to ponder and replicate on the connection between trend and nature. right here, the structure follows a extra up to date strategy, the house immediately opens up, from classical confined round showcases to 1 steady, free-flowing show space, echoing the versatile structure of up to date panorama and spatial design.
the chinese language part serves as the ultimate a part of the exhibition, taking form as a pill-shaped plan enclosed with translucent material, leaving solely a slit for the doorway. guests can vaguely see while wandering inside this house, whereas curiosity accumulates. on this part, the design follows a pure strategy – there isn’t a axis or fastened linear circulation. a translucent ramp settles throughout the inside, identical to a mountain path or stream meandering down from the sky, free and winding. the fashions wearing showcased items are positioned on the ramp as if they’re strolling down a hill.
throughout the total exhibition, guests can roam across the house intuitively and freely, as if they’re in a pure setting. the design makes use of light-weight and translucent supplies akin to material, TPU, tyvek, and many others. to weaken the interposition of bodily house and the existence of entity. expressing japanese and western, classical and fashionable backyard’s summary and poetic views via ‘void’ and ‘transparency’, the architects intend to encourage guests to ponder and replicate upon the connection between human and nature, from a trend in addition to a broader perspective.
title: ‘usual from nature’ exhibition
curator: design society, victoria & albert museum (v&a), china silk museum
visitor curator: edith cheung
design advisor: studio 10
principal-in-charge: shi zhou
design group: cristina moreno cabello, an huang, jiaying huang, meishi zhao, xin zheng, jiaxiao bao (mission assistant), feifei chen (mission assistant)
graphic design advisor: sanyi_lab
building drawings advisor: shennan design
lighting advisor: jojo lighting
location: sea world tradition and humanities heart, L1 foremost venue, 1187 wanghai street, shekou, nanshan, shenzhen, china
space: 1280 sqm (13778 sqft)
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom