A.D.O. has won the Honorable Mention for the Project Crowd of Cloud at International Architecture Awards 2018 hosted by Architecture Podium with the idea of acknowledging the works of professionals and students of architecture. IAA is an all exclusive design competition, analysing and comparing the conceptual and built works of professionals. The competition received a total of 586 Registrations from across the globe. Architecture Podium has gained a Big name among the Architecture Awards Internationally with Winners from renowned Studios like Aedas, TerreformOne, Rockwell Group, Pepe Gascon Arquitectura, Morphogenesis, Dada & Partners, Nadaaa, XTEN Architecture, Mecanoo, ABIBOO Architecture and many more from across the globe.
Original Article: Architecture Podium
About the project:
I developed a quasi-architectural open-ended system that can be put to practical use and be expanded in many different places by anyone. How to deal with the rise of vacant houses and vacant land, has become a pressing issue in recent years in Japan.
Within the current shrinking society, upholding these spaces is becoming increasingly difficult, with an unavoidable decline in people’s activities and sense of abode. In other words, an increased autonomic embodiment of one’s own abode for living is naturally becoming increasingly necessary.
Based on these assumptions, this projects was initiated as a much needed space making method for creating and upholding space by our own hands. The parts of this quasi-architecture are composed of aluminium film and helium gas.
The tool-free assembly can be done by anyone, due to the handy size of each part. They are brought together by everyone and connected to float like a roof or a room. The construction by hand creates a flexible temporary public space that grows and shrinks according to our own participation.
This projects started at restaurants, galleries, stations, public facilities etc. throughout Japan. Quasi-architecture were made, used and maintained by the hands of people around them. Quasi-architecture that appeared in various environments gently formed a space in each form and continued trembling variously while reflecting the environment. It becomed a trigger to recognize the unique environment that exists anywhere and reaffirm its location.