Yikai Qiao: Plan Project, 2019
This plan project serves both for meditation and sound. The musical rehearsal rooms and the meditation niches coexist in the building, each possessing distinctive spatial features. I got the inspiration from Yayoi Kusama’s paintings. By duplicating, transforming and inverting the dots and curves, I tried to create new patterns for the plan. Some curves were transformed into the walls of the chambers for music rehearsal, while some tiny circles became niches within the poche of thick walls. With the exploration of the various ways of the extrusion, I then applied certain spatial qualities on the plan pattern. The niches will have interactions with the individuals within it – providing space for lying or leaning on. The music rooms serve for rehearsal or performance based on their various room sizes. Meditation and melody would come to a new harmony of adjacency in this project.