ISSUE 1.3 Making a Future House
UMO Creative Inc X Public Works Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government
In the face of global warming, the imminent aging society and low birth rates in the future, how is architecture going to improve life quality? Kaohsiung, with its subtropical climate, is now being confronted with climate change and air pollution. How will residents in Kaohsiung rely on local architecture to improve living environments?
The exhibition begins with the question, "Can you imagine what our future houses will be like?" It re-examines what kind of houses are suitable for Kaohsiung, followed by a series of investigative discussions and reflections on various dimensions of "Kaohsiung Houses." During the process, we discover that “Kaohsiung Houses,” as the Kaohsiung City Government’s local development policy, has been in implementation for 6 years since 2012, with over 500 applications received and certain results achieved. However, we also discovered that most Kaohsiung residents are unfamiliar with this “Kaohsiung Houses” policy. Therefore, how to bring the “Kaohsiung Houses” policy to the general public’s easy comprehension will be a major challenge for this collaboration between design and city administration.
To this end, the design program sets the target of creating “A Kaohsiung Houses exhibition that even a child can grasp," because it is not only a policy but also our objective to create a more sustainable, local and suitable architectural environment for the future of our next generation.
Prelude: Welcome to the Kaohsiung houses party Opening: "Kaohsiung House" will bring everyone to meet the other three characters: "Dark Face," "Mighty Whitey," and "Greenie" to kick off this gathering/party. They will introduce Kaohsiung Houses to the audience by way of dialogue.
ISSUE 1.3.1 Scenario 1: Where is my home?
The Kaohsiung City map will be shown as an illustration in order for the general public to actually “walk on the map” and to find their own personal connection with the city.
ISSUE 1.3.2 Scenario 2: Dear, I have walked into the world of models
The idea is to change how the general public views models. The spectators will enter the world of architectural models in a quasi-groundhog manner for a close-up low-angle-of-view experience where one can even sniff the smell of earth in this exhibition.
ISSUE 1.3.3 Scenario 3: Grandpa and Grandma Lin's House By way of visiting the model house in the 1:1 ratio, the audience will be guided to physically experience the three principal concepts: "3-meter Green Balcony," "Aquaponics," and "Universal Designs."
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Believing in the continuous learning, Danny keeps learning from the plants and nature, to creative, to experiment, to explore the possibilities of the beauty of the world.
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