REVEAL 2 Exhibition HKIA at ArtisTree 2016

Exhibit

Family in Timber Architecture
家在木建築

Exhibitor

NGAI Chung Hon, Angus
魏忠漢

Organization

HANC

Design Statement

Traditional timber architecture is composed of hundreds of joineries which hold hands to each other supporting as a shelter for every families in the past. Nowadays, we seem to be illiterate in reading codes and trails of nature. We tend to measure wind and light instead of feeling spring and seeing shadow of objects. We had lost the inherent relationship with objects that we closely contact with every day.

Life is measured by time and being categorized and individualized. We seldom perceive we are the small parts forming of the whole, as same as the Dougong of timber architecture.

There should be certain re-alignment in living value. Let’s start from very beginning, seeking hints from traditional objects, to understand the intention of making, and try to rebuild the intimate relationship through materials and crafts. Allowing nature re-shapes our life and families; and gradually expands its quality to architecture and the city.

傳統木建築作為文化載體,承傳「家」的概念。自然催化下的藝術韻味,已被現代單一型式所取代。「家」在極端空間效能下,只可以作出適應。

我們漸漸對自然變得無知,不能再閱讀當中的語言。看不見微風光影對春天的提示;忽略每天接觸的物器與我們的聯繫。人及物器都被分類,生活慨念走向獨立及分離。

讓我們重新調整生活觀念,在傳統中尋找智慧,重建人與物器的關係。讓自然在家庭當中重塑秩序及生活價值,慢慢擴大到建築及城市空間。