“Forest, Cloud, Mountain”
Present age is perplexingly complex, and thus the role of Architecture expected by society is ambiguous and equally diverse.
However, one can very simply say that in spite of these conditions, the role of Architecture is to continuously re-imagine enriching places for people.
The tile of this exhibition, “Forest, Cloud, Mountain”, was selected with a hope that these words can become a cue to imagine and prompt further potentiality of architecture as freely as possible.
Needless to say, architecture is not literally a mountain, cloud, nor forest. There is little point in making architecture to the semblance of them. Rather, the polar dissimilarity allows greater imagination to converge within this gap, envisaging something which is different from the norms of traditional Architecture.
Therefore, this title could also be considered as some kind of a rhetorical question.
Forest-like architecture maybe something between artificial and natural, Perhaps when we speak about a cloud-like architecture, we could imagine architecture made up of air and light rather than a wall. Mountain-like architecture may dial up a new relationship between the human body and the building.
Forest is a field between order and chaos, it may initiate a new spatial model of information suspended in space, which is equally a place where transparency and opacity coexist. Cloud is a form without a form, and mountain which is the primordial encounter of three-dimensional space and experience. By asking such questions, thinking out of the box, we continuously seek new places for human-beings, and imagine what we are, and how we are to live.
I wanted this exhibition to be a place filled with opportunities for various people to imagine various Architecture.