This saying comes from a sermon by the seventeenth-century English author John Donne. No one is self-sufficient, everyone relies on others.
After COVID-19, the city became a lonely place . Once we recognize this, we will understand that it is not physical loneliness that triggers loneliness, but the scarcity or lack of contact and intimacy: for various reasons, people’s needs for intimacy are not met. Not only as an independent individual, but also as a citizen living in our century and era, I feel that something is burning in my heart. What does it mean to be alone? If we are not closely entangled with another person, how can we live? If we can’t talk easily, how can we connect with others? We have to review our way of living, communicating and mostly connecting to other people. In this vortex of change, the way in which people are used to live our spaces has also been put into crisis.
Rather than rushing to victory in building the tallest and most majestic building, is it possible that we can re-connect interior design to humans, to once again appreciate the harmony between landscape, human, interior design and time. Instead of cold and unforgiving concrete, can we use glass, wood, bamboo, or even water?
Can we abandon our desire?
When it comes to this special time, we find ourselves living a new reality out of control made by strong changes. Suddenly many of our certainties have collapsed and in a short time we have been forced to change habits and lifestyle. The quarantine has forced us to rethink deeply the domestic space that has found itself simultaneously performing multiple functions including not only the residential one but also space for social relationship.
The purpose of the project is to return to the process of collective experience and explore a sense of collective participation with a rural tribal style. On the one hand, the project emphasizes that people of different ages visit, experience, and interact in the space; on the other hand, people can go from passive seeing to active participation. This process is the most important meaning of interior design. Only by actively participating can the work accommodate more variants, and each variant produces its own ideas and value.