Thursday, 15 July 2010

About final show

If flaneur is considered as a static object, in flaneur's eyes, the city can be regarded as a constantly changing sturcture. The idea of the forth one comes from this point. It is a symbol of this specail individuals in the middle of the picture.

The third one is about walking randomly in the urban space. So i chose a special perspective to show different path and stairs designed in the air, which make people get different level and different platform to percieve the space.

The second Picture is about flaneur's invisible character in urban space.Because this special individuls often are neglected by other people and often does not keep pace with changes of development of a city.

The second skeches about Information Collector

Skethces about the future of London

I wanna draw 4 pictures about how a flanuer can be and what their characters are.The first picture is about flaneur's first character about observing people's lives, buildings, sturctures and communities. In the picture, the red object can be considered as a tool which search for informations of the street.And the background is the future of London.

Research on structure of the reflective skin

Model testing


Re-thinking about the project

Example 2 of people's reflective skin

Example 1 of people's reflective skin

Skethes on people's reflective skin

Last stage, i want to made a trolley as a tool which can recieve the infromation on the view of street. In this stage, i am trying to think about how to transfer people to an object in order to reflect the events happened in the street and i am trying to think about whether a reflective skin can be made to reflect the event and separate the invisible inside of the people from the outside world. At the same time, people wear it can be invisible from other people's eyes. And the other people can experience themselves as visible beings.

Figures of 6

6 Times, a sculptural project by the celebrated British artist Antony Gormley and commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland, comprises six life-size figures positioned between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the sea. Four of the figures are sited in the Water of Leith, acting as gauges for the height of the river as it swells and recedes. This is the first time that a work in the National Galleries collection has been permanently located across the city of Edinburgh itself


Random City Walk

bug, Lunebourg, September 2001

Sitting Flaneur

Rotterdam, 2002

Ne-o "Salaryman6"

Anish Kapoor

Sky Plinth

Sky Plinth literally brings the clouds down to the ground ‘displaying’ the changing sky-scape as a ‘monument’ on Trafalgar Square. The five concave mirrors cantilever off the plinth treating all its faces as supports. The plinth is thought of as an object which is dematerialised by the mirrors. They turn the world upside down and in so doing bring the sky down to the ground.


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The model receives the information about urban space

The Line Drawing

The Top View

Computer Drawing 2

Computer Drawing 1


Space Explanation

Urban spatial meaning showed by flâneur is observing existing detailed in a space through walking randomly in the city and the details in the reaction of the city spirit is more persuasive than buildings. In other words, the cognition on space not only is an understanding about existing constructions but also includes some understandings about the weather, people, community, lifestyle and so forth.

The details of the urban space are flâneur’s indispensable part which constitute the impression of a city, and are the core of understanding and cognition of the urban space. However, these details are often ignored and forgotten by people in the process of urban rapid changes. Actually, broadly speaking, architectural environment constitutes the urban space structure, while people in the city and the skin of these structure form the urban meanings and spirit.

My project based on the streets which can be regard as a symbol of a city to certain extend, records and analyzes every detail in the street and breaks these analyzed documents into different parts with various perspective.This model is used as a tool to recieve the information of urban space.Every piece is a reflection of every detail of a street. These details can be materials of buildings or movements of people in the street. At the same time, the camera is a recorder which records changing views of getting through the urban space. The way of collecting the information of urban space is by walking in the city randomly. In the other word, this model can be considered as a "Flaneur" pulled to walk in the street of a city to obeseve every event happened in the urban space.