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.