THE MILLS, TSUEN WAN
2019 HONG KONG BIENNALE OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE
7.8M X 3M
Benjamin Lam, Kin Cheong Chan, Jeffrey Chow, Natalie Lau
"SMOKE IS A MEDIUM TO CREATE THE INTANGIBLE WALL, WITH VARIES DENSITY OF SMOKE TO ILLUSTRATE THE LEVEL OF PRIVACY"
The INTANGIBLE CITY is an interactive installation artwork that provoke the concept of “Privacy Cloud”, where instant privacy can be created on demand. By exploring the future possibilities that world further enhances the city’s image. The Intangible City, is a 7.8 meters long, 3 meters wide experience platform consists of 6 poles of 2.5 meters high interactive pole. With 4 interconnected infrared motion sensor (IFR) to detect people movement, smoke was ejected to form the privacy cloud and create the intangible space.
“Privacy Cloud” will response to the actions when people pass through. Whereas the idea of smoke is challenging the perception of architecture as something static. It encourages visitors to imagine the world in which boundaries and passage could transform and adapt in response to their actions.
"While the fast-growing technology is enhancing our lives, it could leave our privacy in the dust. A portable private space became necessary in the new era and even possibly exist at anytime, anywhere."
In the era of big data, the 5G technology is changing the entire landscape of architecture. The idea of space is no longer confined into building physical boundaries, but rather with spontaneous and responsive ephemeral elements. With the incredible speed and accuracy of wireless network, tangible space could then define by the intangible.