Jun Zhi Lim
Exploring Responsive Architecture
The project is an investigation into the meaning of progress in the context of Singapore, and uses Responsive Architecture as a means of letting people reflect on the possibilities that buildings change over time.
The project’s critique is that the built environment has a habit of becoming a static object— not changing to meet the needs of its users. This project therefore explores the different ways to perceive and experience interior spaces by taking into account those who inhabit and use the space. It asks: How can an interior space uncover new directions of interactions between the user and their environment?
The project is broken down into three parts: Surfaces — A catalyst for physical interaction with the space, fostering social interaction; Space — Creating multiple interaction points that attracts and invite people into the space; and Environment — Small gestures that adapt and change over time.
In the first part of the project, I am exploring into the uses of responsive surfaces and how will it come together in a space. As a catalyst to form interactions through presence.
“A city room, it was to become a people’s living room, a public domain where residents of the surrounding neighbourhood could socialize, eat, shop and perform all the activities of everyday life.” – DP Architects
Part 1 aims to create a space for the community that keeps them physically engaged with the space. The project created will be in and around the atrium. The goal of the installation is to create a meeting point, that allow the community to interact and also to have a place to rest. To recreate the intended Living Room effect that the architects of the building envisioned
Atrium Space 2
The second part of the project, will look into re-creating the market space in the complex. It explores how spatial sequencing together with responsive elements help enhance a users experience in a space. Part 2 aims to look into inviting people in, using the market space to revitalise the commercial area and to bring more people to wander into atrium and to start to explore the other floors of the complex.
In the last part of the project it will focus on revitalising the use underutilised spaces in the complex. An investigation on the adaptability of a space over time as things changes. The created space will respond to the presence of individuals and morph into the specifics of meeting the need of the community.
The purpose is to provide a visualization of how a space adapts to unscripted moments as time passes and also to different capacity of users.