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The Healing Flow

BY Li Jiaying

SUPERVISED BY Assoc Prof. Ong Ker-Shing

STUDIO THEME DIRT, FORM, PERFORMANCE

Abstract

In modern society, the infiltration of hyper-efficient and goal-oriented culture into aspects of adult life has led to enormous stress and anxiety. In contrast, the Taoist philosophy advocates antithetically for the recovery of natural self by shaking off artificialities we’ve picked up from modern life. As a manifestation of the Taoist art form, Chinese landscape paintings depict a world where experience is re-imbued into paths, developing a novel perspective to re-examine the purely functional and highly directional circulation spaces in China’s gaokao high schools. Seizing gaps in schedule, architectural opportunity is eventually formed to create pathways where students can experience the healing flow of space, time and life.

Supervisor Comments

Prospecting that a segment of society would elect for alternative and resilient urban lifestyles, this thesis offers a future sea-borne community that integrates food production, collective living, and water-inspired activities in a sustainable manner. Adopting regeneration as its agenda, the design reflects a concern for supporting transient community-based programmes. The overall masterplan attempts to interweave the Southern Islands into a cohesive ensemble by respecting current ecological boundaries. The architecture employs a modular approach without the rigidity of a fixed grid. It demonstrates how a sea-borne community could be evolved by embedding flexibility and adaptability of growth.

- Assoc Prof. Ong Ker-Shing

Li Jiaying

Li Jiaying

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Li Jiaying

Li Jiaying