suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
SONG qin & XIAOLIANG lu: Although it is a fairy tale, we are inspired by the story about Sisyphus. In ancient time, Sisyphus was punished by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity. Why can’t we consider architecture construction as an eternal process?
Data lab, in our point of view, requires much more spatial flexibility than any other type of building due to constant updating of facilities and requirements of different programs. In this sense, we intend to create an unstable morphology with the power of electronic magnet. Since it is extremely light and flexible, we choose iron filing as our construction material, which could be controlled perfectly by the power of magnets according to electronic field they created. More importantly, such a flexible structure could be modified constantly by the changing of electronic field, and could be dismantled or rebuild by switching on/off electricity, which matched perfectly to our design purpose.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
Sq & Xl: Francois Roche, Stephan Henrich, Qi Su.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Sq & Xl: Bioreboot: The Architecture of R&sie(N) by Giovanni Corbellini; R&Sie(N): Fiction Scripts by Francois Roche; Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques by Lisa Iwamoto; The Function of Form by Farshid Moussavi, Daniel Lopez, Garrick Ambrose, and Ben Fortunato.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Sq & Xl: Francois Roche, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Edward Kim, Qi Su, Ezio Blasetti, Luis Quinones, Yaohua Wang.