Related Staff : David Erdman
Student: Choy Yee Ching, Elaine
Supervisor: Mr David Erdman
Architecture possesses the ability to seduce people by creating illusions. This thesis focuses on how a building enclosure can deviate from the massing, or at least produce perceptual effects or optical illusions, to trigger vibration of readings which are not strictly tied to the massing of the building itself. This thesis will be sited in the Former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road. Through its uncanny relationship with the new building enclosure, it will produce different historical cycles to create new perception and experience towards the existing building.
Seduction is essential to the remembrance of architecture and historicizing of a monument. Through the simultaneous moments which veil and unveil between the new enclosure and old existing building, one can only get glimpses into the building. It never enables them to understand the whole at once.