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Exhibition Hall of the Architecture and Engineering Faculty in SICC / Narmal

Exhibition Hall of the Architecture and Engineering Faculty in SICC / Narmal

Action 6-1_Group fan-shaped transparent fire board teaching pattern. Image © Dongrui Xie © Dongrui Xie © Dongrui Xie Action 2-2_Book-style pull-out display rack display. Image © Dongrui Xie + 21

Suzhou, China
  • Interiors designers: Narmal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  207
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Dongrui Xie
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sangetsu, Great Lighting, JSD, SUNLITE
  • Lead Architects: Jie Gao
  • Design Team: Jie Gao, Yujin Li, Ruwei Tong, Keyang Zou, Yuyue Cheng
  • Clients: Xie Archi-Structure Design
  • Engineering: Xie Archi-Structure Design
  • Consultants: Changzhou HAIGE Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd
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Text description provided by the architects. Entrusted by Xie Archi-Structure Design, NARMAL designed the exhibition hall of the Department of architecture and civil engineering of Suzhou Institute of Construction & Communications. As the exhi-bition hall and teaching classroom of "prefabricated assembly building", we use the concept of "full assembly library" to convey our interpretation of this exhibition space and the return of teaching space.

© Dongrui Xie
© Dongrui Xie

How to design the prefabricated content with " assembly method" is the core of our design. The ra-tional expression and perceptual elaboration of unit modules are the key points of our design for " as-sembly " design and " assembly " teaching. We want to use the choreography of modern dance to ex-press our discussion on the theme of "rationality-sensibility".

© Dongrui Xie
© Dongrui Xie
© Dongrui Xie
© Dongrui Xie

We have been exposed to such a set of modern choreography techniques, through a very rational method, you can quickly show a certain level of art of modern dance works. (Let's put aside the ade-quacy of body expression for the moment and focus on the creation and presentation of choreography first)

The Choreography of Two Parts
Part I: Action
It can be summarized as follows: 1: the growth of mechanical individuals (from the ground to the up-right or other steps) 2: the natural individuals (simulating a natural object) 3: the growth of mechanical twins (from the ground to the upright or other steps) 4: two-person interaction seperately (positive and negative exploration) 5: two-person interaction with contact 6: the unconscious action of groups 7: groups Action with Conscious (Leader Appearance) 8: Collective Carnival (Running and Screaming)

Action 6-1_Group fan-shaped transparent fire board teaching pattern. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 6-1_Group fan-shaped transparent fire board teaching pattern. Image © Dongrui Xie
© Dongrui Xie
© Dongrui Xie

Part II: Elements in the Choreography Process
1: Space utilization ("occupying" different positions). 2: different rhythms (distinct differences). 3: dif-ferent directions and goals 4: Repeat 5: The first part presents eight actions in any order on the basis of the first four elements.           

Action 7-1_Parametric Wood Unit Taihu Stone Parameterized Wood Unit Taihu Stone. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 7-1_Parametric Wood Unit Taihu Stone Parameterized Wood Unit Taihu Stone. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 7-2_Parametric Wood Unit Taihu Stone_Parametric Wood Unit Taihu Stone. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 7-2_Parametric Wood Unit Taihu Stone_Parametric Wood Unit Taihu Stone. Image © Dongrui Xie

The Simpler the better!
"Assembly Design"          
Part I: Static "Action"
LED Borderless Lamp  2:Booklike Drawing Frame Display 3:LED Magnetically Attraction Track Lamp 4:Arch Bridge Display Table 5:Column Array Formed by Wall Embedded LED Lamp Belt 6:Cluster Sec-tor Transparent Fireproof Panel Teaching Pattern Combination 7:Parametric Wood Unit Taihushi 8:Magnetically Absorbed Teaching Mold Unit

Action 1-1_LED borderless tube. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 1-1_LED borderless tube. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 1-2_LED borderless tube. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 1-2_LED borderless tube. Image © Dongrui Xie

Part Two: Dance of "Movements"
Space use
Different "actions" occupy different spaces according to the needs of visitors and content.          

Action 4-1_ arch bridge display table. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 4-1_ arch bridge display table. Image © Dongrui Xie

Different rhythms
In the expression of "rationality" and "sensibility", we should explore more rhythmic possibilities, more rational calm or more sensual pleasure.   

Action 4-2_ arch bridge display table. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 4-2_ arch bridge display table. Image © Dongrui Xie

Different Directions and Objectives
In the expansion space, the possibility of horizontal, vertical, cross and other directions, with "func-tion" and "feeling" as the goal to organize the development direction of "action".           

Plan
Plan
Elevation
Elevation

Repetition          
According to the function and intention, the "action" is repeated in different numbers to form the visual tension and functional requirements required by each intention.           

Action 3_LED magnetic track light. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 3_LED magnetic track light. Image © Dongrui Xie

Part I "Action" is presented in some order on the basis of the first four elements.
Different actions show the "Suzhou attribute", "teaching attribute", "artistic attribute", "technical at-tribute", "interactive attribute", "functional attribute" and so on. Finally, they combine "dancing" in space in a static way. Choreography and design are completed, one is a dynamic deduction, the other is a slow release of static deduction. 

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When the design of the exhibition hall is completed, as a living "assembly unit" - - visitors and stu-dents - - what kind of interaction occurs between the exhibition hall and what kind of assembly knowledge we get in the exhibition hall is also a part of our special concern.  

Action 2-1_ book-style pull-out display stand. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 2-1_ book-style pull-out display stand. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 2-2_Book-style pull-out display rack display. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 2-2_Book-style pull-out display rack display. Image © Dongrui Xie

We planned an activity after the exhibition hall was completed. We recruited a teacher and seven stu-dents in the Department of architecture and civil engineering. We invited our friend, Olga Merekina, a Russian dancer, to conduct a Modern Dance Workshop for eight teachers and students to explore and discover the individual, the individual and the group, the body and space, space and time and so on,such kind of "big assembly" problem, rethink the concept of building assembly. Make the final assembly of the exhibition hall with body and mind.

Action 8_Magnetic teaching mold unit. Image © Dongrui Xie
Action 8_Magnetic teaching mold unit. Image © Dongrui Xie

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Address: No 108, Zhineng Avenu, Huqiu District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

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Cite: "Exhibition Hall of the Architecture and Engineering Faculty in SICC / Narmal" 03 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/922148/exhibition-hall-of-the-architecture-and-engineering-faculty-in-sicc-narmal/> ISSN 0719-8884
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苏州建设交通高等职业技术学校建筑工程系展厅 / 寻长设计

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