Using a ‘missed opportunity’ typology found in Singapore’s urban space, the project aims to create an experiential space design to revalue such insignificant spaces by ‘activating’ it.
If the architecture or urban qualities cannot be autonomous and can only exist as relationships, then how are the relationships to be designed?
In my pondering,
chasing rainy days that are, simply temporal.
Under the esplanade bridge, a performance is screened, but only activated by rain. From this simple and humble gesture, a new landscape amplifier is born. Neither closed nor completely open, it is a space in itself but it is part of its environment at the same time. Inside, rain becomes the protagonist of the performance while light supports it. The space sanctifies a small portion of the urban landscape but respectfully deny its confinement. Thus, the concepts of interior and exterior, in a diffuse and ambiguous spatial experience. Light enters through the opening. Inside it, we ponder, chase after rain and finds shelter and protection. ‘Pondering days’ coexists harmoniously with the urban interiors, letting in winds.
In some way, there is a reminiscence of the most prim- itive of architectures. One that reunites humans, urban landscape, and matter of earth.