Name: Jiawei Liang

Nationality: China

Institution / Company:Freelance designer


Name: Jiacheng Xiao

Nationality: China

Institution / Company: South China University of Technology


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When thinking about modern or future architecture, we often ask “How to divide modern \ future?” After the collapse of CIAM, architectural trends of thought started the debate era. After 1956, avant-garde architectural groups such as TEAMX, GEAM, Archigram and Metabolism emerged.. Both of them are using their works to propose a “solution” to the problem of ideality, a problem of latent consciousness, a prediction of the possibility of current technological development. As a kind of futurism, they are imagining the shape of future life as they describe their vision of a futuristic city that can be truly their own in various senses.

We turn our perspective to China. Shenzhen, a City full of chaos, disorder and stacking, seems to be the best place for us to speculate on the future direction of architecture. How can we imagine or predict our future in this age? When will the future come? In a series of speculative activities on modern architecture since the 1960s, it is neither an architectural idea nor an urban idea at its extreme, but a device or a stimulus necessary for the formation of architecture or city, and so on. In the past future of the classical time system, we try to find a kind of compromise and operable architecture as a paradigm of future city. The stem is established in each plot, and then the leaf is inserted into each STEM, which is the building module that contains the functions of the complex, infrastructure, factory and housing, establishing a system of “metabolism” from the stem and leaf relationship, With equipment (metaverse space) and space form to make intensive and green maximization, to share and efficient to create a form of life. In the future, this vision will be crystallized into a practical system through the game with the reality. Although it is uncertain whether the seeds sown will sprout, this speculative vision is also an image we emphasize.


#Future #Metaverse #Metabolism #Speculative vision

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