Architecture Community architecture Installation Rural architecture Sustainable design

LIN Architecture’s bamboo pavilion on a Shanghai island highlights how to invigorate rural spaces responsibly

October 15, 2021

The project by LIN Architecture is an attempt to activate a rural public space. Located in Chongming, a scenic island off Shanghai, is visited by hordes of tourists every weekend. In rural fields, in addition to the beautiful farmland, people’s activities create a different kind of rural landscape. How space can activate behaviours and become a social generator is the main focus of this space experiment.

The designers introduced the field theory. Interactions between family members or strangers are realised by the space enticing people to break boundaries. People spend their time resting, talking, and transiting around this installation. This helps to build up a sense of intimacy and connection by traveling from one field to another,experiencing it from a comfortable social distance to a tense social distance.

During the process of more than two weeks, the whole construction combined research and participation. With the help and guidance of  professional workers, students were able to experience the project from the start to its completion.

Technical sheet

Type Installation,  Exterior
Location Shanghai, China
Client RAC studioDesign team Lifeng Lin (Finn Lam), Jiawei Lyu
Collaborators Racstudio team
Photo credit Songkai LIU, Jiawei Lyu,Lifeng Lin (Finn Lam)

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