University of Applied Arts Vienna
Postgraduate Master Thesis, Excessive III
critics: Hernan DIAZ ALONSO, Jose CARLOS, Tyler BORNSTEIN
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
FEIYU Qi: This project represents my thesis for the “Excessive” postgraduate program at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, 2012. The aim was to design a new train station for Vienna by reinterpreting the existing Westbahnhof station.
In terms of the aesthetics and the forms, there is a psychology disease called Trypophobia. People with it would fear clusters of small similar shapes and holes. However, that kinds of forms are what I admired, cause in my opinion, they obey the logic of growth and the beauty of nature. So I would use a few basic space units, through deformation and different ways of composition, to generate the complicated and functional space.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
FQ: Form of motion, Form of micro creatures, ants and bees, fashion, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Alexander McQueen.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
FQ: 1980s sci-fi movies, 1980s Chinese rock music, 1980s Japanese cartoon.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
FQ: Xefirotarch, Morphosis, Richard Roges.