Date of Award
Master of Architecture (MArch)
Walking on the city streets every day, how many times have you noticed the corners between buildings? Do you feel comfortable stopping over that squeezed space? As the urban population increases, the cities seek either outward expansion or vertical development. The taller and denser skyscrapers that emerge from the city gives rise to the small corners which are seemingly useless. Besides, cities growth is problematic because the elimination of the feeling of belonging may harm individuals mental health.
The corner is an intimate space, it is a space for everyone in the city. It could be a bookstore, tea house, chatting room, space for karaoke, shelter for the homeless, a bar. Eventually, it can bear all the functions in your imagination. The corner is everything you need, all of your imagined opportunities. It is a space to breathe, to stop, and to leave your own mark. And To me, a program is like the designers imagination of the space with a series of events that occur in a certain order or though passages. It guides but does not limit the function.
Liu, Yuchen, "Unnoticeable city corners" (2022). Masters Theses. 879.
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