suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
HAO jiang: The Studio is operating on the unfinished face of San Lorenzo Cathedral in an impressionistic way. The project is operating at an increased degree of ability of the cosmetic effect to transform the identity of architecture. Much like the relationship of facelift and makeup to the human face, the architectural operation would embellish the existing features via different brushstrokes, material, texture and lighting.
The transference of effects into architecture takes place firstly in the reshaping of the existing form for a better make up. And makeup units are created as eye shadow and blusher to blur and refine the face. The more noticeable the eye shadow, the heavier the blush. The unit is composed of both hard solid part and soft feathery part with a smooth transition. The arranged solid part could amplify the border while the soft part could mix it up.
The different cosmetic effects in face are achieved by means of 1.Different arrangement of components, 2. Different texture, color and material use in different parts, and thus 3. Different lighting effect.
sP: What or who influenced this project?:
hJ: Nature, Elena Manferdini, Oscar-Claude Monet, Alexander McQueen, Nuala O’Donovan.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
hJ: On Growth and Form, Sa Dingding.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
hJ: God, Eric Owen Moss, Kengo Kuma.