Sensory Museum Design Winners - Liu Bingkun

China

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Woman in Swimsuit

Liu Bingkun

Hello everyone, my name is Liu Bingkun, you can also call me Benk. I am from Shenzhen, China and am currently completing my master degree in architectural design at the Southern California institution of Architecture, which is also known as SCI-Arc.

1. What is your design philosophy?
I was born in a rapidly developing city. I am one of the lucky young people who can witness the rapid development of a medium-sized city into a megacity. Every day my city presents its new inhabitants with a completely different look. The driving force behind this is of course the development of the country, and these new buildings themselves are also a part of economic development. This is naturally beneficial in circle of economic development, but if the building is simply regarded as a tool of capital, the building has completely become a glass box that pursues interests. So I hope that I can break through the boundaries of the building itself, and create some spaces that make people experience completely different, rather than buildings that make people feel the same, without the temperament of the space itself.

2. Can you briefly explain your understanding of the topic and the source of ideas?
The topic of the competition itself: "The Sensory Museum". When I first saw this topic, my thought was that it must be an unconventional building that breaks the master-servant relationship between buildings and people. Because this museum carries not physical objects, its human senses. Then my next focus is on who will exhibit their senses, how the audience sees senses, and what is the role of architecture in it. At this time, I remembered a theory I had seen before, the bicameral system of mind by Julian Jaynes, in which he has a very key line: "Consciousness arises when God is silent." This is also the name of my projects. Starting from this theory, I set out to design a building that guides human beings to explore their own and others' senses.

3. When and how you were first introduced to architecture?
My own family is not an architect family, but because of what I just said, I have witnessed the prosperity and development of the city, and many new ideas and new buildings have appeared around me, so I feel that my first contact with architecture is very natural. And there is no time point. But I have a building that has a very profound influence and that I think may have a subtle influence on me, the terminal 3 of Shenzhen Airport, which was designed by Fuksas. I feel that although it is a traffic building, the experience in it is completely unparalleled. So that building should be regarded as a node of my understanding of architecture.

4. What does architecture mean to you?
Architecture is a hobby for me at first, now it is a profession, and it may be life in the future. The multiplicity of architecture, its contradictions and problems are all in itself, so for me he may be a challenge that will interest me.

interview - video 

“Consciousness arises when God is silent.” - Sensory Museum Design ©Liu Bingkun

press to zoom

“Consciousness arises when God is silent.” - Sensory Museum Design ©Liu Bingkun

press to zoom

“Consciousness arises when God is silent.” - Sensory Museum Design ©Liu Bingkun

press to zoom

“Consciousness arises when God is silent.” - Sensory Museum Design ©Liu Bingkun

press to zoom
1/3

Click the button for result announcement

#Advertisement

#Sponsored Competitions

#Advertisement

#Check out the interviews