Quadrilateral Caisson

This is a creation for an assigned subject—the Beijing Design Week invited ten architects, and each architect must use four identical cubes of laminated bamboo lumber in the length of 2.5
meters to create an installation. Although the material was limited, there was a space to express.

The assigned materials are four abstract cubes laminated bamboo lumber pieces form orthogonal lines in spaces. The meaning comes from the interactions between visitors and the installation. Different interactions and experiencing ways could make the meaning emerge or disappear.

I was inspired by the quadrilateral caisson of the Chinese traditional architecture because I like the ancient buildings. The Chinese traditional art such as calligraphy and paintings stresses the use of lines. And the quadrilateral caisson is a common component of ceilings with a square border on official buildings. Then successive levels of diminishing size stack from the square border to the highest point.

When we look up a few stacking cubes on the strength of perspectives, we can see an image of the traditional component. An inverted image in reflective materials on the ground emphasizes the correspondence between the sense of existing spaces and the traditional culture.