Aural Architecture Design Competition
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China

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Tu Yilan

Undergraduate student at Huaqiao University. In the third grade of urban and rural planning. Partner of ODD Architecture Student Studio.

Team Details:
LiJiaxuan: https://www.archiol.com/interview/aural-architecture-2022-1-second-prize-winner

Tu Yilan:
https://www.archiol.com/interview/aural-architecture-2022-2-second-prize-winner

Lai Jiaqi:
https://www.archiol.com/interview/aural-architecture-2022-3-second-prize-winner

Introduction
I’m a senior student at Huaqiao University. I dramatically became a student of urban and rural planning, but I have a strong interest in architecture. So for me, my major gives me a good chance to explore architecture in a different perspective.


When and how were you first introduced to architecture?
My family loves to travel, and that makes me have the opportunity to see many special buildings. It was the Sydney Opera House that really got me interested in architecture. From the moment I saw it from a distance , I was deeply attracted by the shape of its white sails. As I approached it, gradually entered the interior of the Sydney Opera House and had a wonderful experience listening to opera, I was deeply impressed and attracted by architecture.


What is your design philosophy?
When I first heard this music, my biggest feeling was panicky. After listening this song again and again, I can feel a kind of horror and depression atmosphere. This reminds me of the story of the darkroom I saw on a blog. Afterwards, we took 'contradiction' as the main body, and described a person in an infinite circulation space from a first-person perspective, transforming the two emotions of hope and despair into a architectural space for expression.


What does architecture mean to you?
Architecture is the medium and language which I convey my ideas . And it is a container of thoughts, with no boundaries.


Briefly explain your design process and your perspective on sensory architecture.
After listening to this piece of music, I first felt a sense of loneliness and oppression. I made a detailed analysis of the music, and it is not difficult to find that ‘DGE’ is constantly repeated in this piece of music. The sound and echo of falling water drops can be clearly heard in the background. The appearance of echoes and water sounds reminds me of the image of a giant building and a karst cave, and the repeated ‘DGE’ becomes the basic element of the repeated changes in the building. The rapid string music becomes a turning point in the entire architectural space. The repressed tone and repeated syllables of the whole piece lead us to create such a structure to express the contradiction. The brief appearance of strings is the brief appearance of hope in a difficult situation. What seems to be the end of a dilemma is the beginning of a new one.
I hope that this building is not necessarily a building with a clear function, that the combination of architecture and music can not only see the building as an instrument for playing music. In my opinion, music is emotional, so architecture for the purpose of presenting music does not have to be rational. It can exist without relying on traditional architectural forms, it can be a building without boundaries and a clear appearance. "Feeling" is the core of this architecture. When people are in this building, the emotions respond they can create , the feelings they can feel, and the elements they can perceive are consistent with the original music, then my goal has been achieved.

interview - video 

A Cave of Contradiction ©LiJiaxuan, TuYilan & LaiJiaqi

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A Cave of Contradiction ©LiJiaxuan, TuYilan & LaiJiaqi

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A Cave of Contradiction ©LiJiaxuan, TuYilan & LaiJiaqi

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