apostrophy's: liquid exhibition
apostrophy's: liquid exhibition apostrophy's: liquid exhibition
oct 27, 2012

apostrophy's: liquid exhibition

‘liquid exhibition’ by apostrophy’s all images courtesy of apostrophy’s

bangkok-based firm apostrophy’s together with SCG experience have conceived of the ‘liquid exhibition’, a collection of rooftops to offer methods of preparation for unpredictable floods, using experiences from bangkok’s 2011 flood as an example. three window frames and roofs within a reflecting pond welcome visitors towards the exhibit from outside the building. inside, a landscape of houses appear to sink into the floor as if overtaken by water, serving as a visual reminder of the impacts of floods. in extreme cases, the rooftops become surfaces for those being evacuated. the collections of houses display three different types of knowledge with each zone dedicated to either flood preparation, research / thesis and case study. the content is geared towards obtaining a better conceptual and practical understanding of these natural events and how to act prior and after.

the preparation cluster teaches how to ‘inspect, fix and maintain’ your own house. research and thesis shows home designs which live alongside water and are acclimated to the changes which occur in floodways. a case study area explains the reasons why the city of krung kawee has not been negatively impacted by flooding. a graphic language of icons and signage inform as people roam, climb over and sit amongst the display. individuals may mark out personal experiences with blue pins and then converse with others that share similar situations. this open discourse will become a tool to sharpen our existing knowledge of these disasters and learn from our mistakes together.

teaser display outside the main entrance

‘what if we have time to get ready? what if we don’t? where would you run to? what would you do?’ most of the time, disaster doesn’t tell us when to come, but if we look or listen carefully to our experience, feel carefully, we will know what to do, where to go, when and why it all happens…’

rooftops within a reflecting pool welcome visitors

approach to exhibit

approach to exhibit

three zones teach visitors about flood preparation, research / thesis and a case study

screens within the roof planes

aerial view

the display itself allows visitors to safely stand amongst partially submerged houses


flood facts

entry at night

entry at night

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