suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
LYLA: Lucy lives in everybody’s desire. Lucy is cute, sexy and dangerous.
Lucy is a whore-house, a sex shop, a weapon store, hourly hotel, video arcade, 24 hours shopping mall.
Lucy is sin city with a room of love at her heart.
The Thesis deals with the invasion of pop culture in the architectural world.It is about the physical
environment that absorbs the essence of the virtual world such as manga, cartoon and video games.
aesthetically, cuteness and grotesque are going to be played as the opposing and synchronizing elements.
when something becomes intensely cute, it passes over that threshold and inverts itself into grotesque.
when something becomes so overly grotesque, it passes over and inverts itself into the cute.(Benjamin Bratton)
After all, Lucy is about losing yourself.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
L: Takashi Murakami, Greg Lynn, Japanese Anime, Hernan Diaz Alonzo, Benjamin Bratton
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
L: Elfen Lied, Bakemonogatari，Eden of the east, Sylvia Lavin’s books, ryuichi sakamoto, Love Hotel in Japan
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
L: wang ka-wai, paolo gioli, Nisio Isin