milkywave by aidia studio
milkywave by aidia studio
oct 18, 2012

milkywave by aidia studio

‘milkywave’ by aidia studio

as a part of an ongoing research project focused on reading the city through the objects and situations that inhabit it, ‘milkywave’, conceived by aidia architectural studio, has developed an installation that departs from a found object – a quintessential part of the hutong’s dna: the old yogurt ceramic jar. by revisiting some of the principles of phenomenology understood as the recreation of urban experiences through the texture, shape and color of materials, the project re-puzzlse the urban scale through its smallest components.

native to the beijing cityscape, millions of jars circulate the streets uninterruptedly meeting locals on their corner shop, subway stall or local square. through algorithmic design, the reconstitution of the jars into a new entity are speculated with new uses for lighting, freeing the objects from their original function and attached associations. by triggering a bond activated between the installation and the 

‘milkywave’ celebrates the re-use of mass produced objects as core components for the design of new systems and configurations.

milkywave by aidia studio view from landing

milkywave by aidia studio up-view from landing

milkywave by aidia studio view from above

milkywave by aidia studio close-up jars

milkywave by aidia studio close-up from below

milkywave by aidia studio section through stairwell

milkywave by aidia studio in factory context

milkywave by aidia studio process 1

milkywave by aidia studio process 2 milkywave by aidia studio process 3 milkywave by aidia studio process 4

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