“The world is my representation”, if you ask Schopenhauer for the truth of the world. We feel those representations through our bodies — the shell and shelter of will, the intermedia between the will and the representation. Architecture, the buildings — as physical shelter of human beings from its origin, provides space for our bodies, it somehow become the shelter and reflection of will. Since our will can only tell three dimensions, the body, as the objectified will, feel the existence of world as three dimensional, human beings identify space as three dimensional.
When people are able to identify directions — they obtain the ability of orientation, together with identification, a sense of belonging to a place may be generated, A physical building is a real place that people stay, the sense of belonging help them build up a people’s self-identification.
Architecture, along with all natural elements, composed the representational world. I would somehow like to regard architecture as the evidence of substantive existence, where my body and my will get sheltered. When I feel the materials, I am touching the real world, an illusion of my will.
Solid boundaries and partitions make space representational, which itself is abstract and invisble. We can only feel void space through solid objects and limitations the same as we can only feel the air by feeling the wind on your cheeks, by seeing the swaying trees in the wind.
Those materials, as solid carrier of abstract forms, are specific elements building up the boundaries, defining the visible properties of limitations, and showing expressions of a partition, all of which would simultaneously shape the face of a space and convey us its emotion and atmosphere in silence.
As the container of feeling, the catalyst of sense, the representation of inner spirits, and the extension of inner mind, arhitecture is a solid romance in real world as art such as literature and music create romantic imaginations in our virtual mind.
To some degree, Architecture will reflect the architect’s personality trait. At the very beginning, I did not recognize the commonality throughout my projects, while when I prepared my portfolio and began to review them in their entirety, some subtle internal relation emerged —- I am always trying to avoid the force that acts on the form of Architecture, instead, pursuing the beauty of Freedom and Lightness. This kind of Lightness consists of not only light material but also the lightness of manipulation method. I hope people in the architecture could feel the freedom, so that they obtain the possibility to dimly feel the poetry in life. I focused more on the form and atmosphere of architecture at the beginning.
While along with my study process in the field of architecture, I began to shift my eye on the social meaning of architecture. I will notice the relation between it and the society , and put it back to the historical background, which includes politics and economy environment, productivity and industrial development.
Each different architecture people entered is just like different stories, in which they will have diverse space experience, I hope to inspire people to feel the beauty in their lives through my projects.