Practicing

Project location: Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Project execution: CAFAarchStudio10
Instructor: Fu Yi, Han Tao, Han Wenqiang
Design team: Chen Jiansheng, Liang Yan, Mo Naixin, Wang Jingxuan, Wang Tietang, Yu Jiahan, Zhang Yi
Design time: 2017.4 - 2017.6
Project construction: Beijing Nansen Wood Structure Engineering Co., Ltd.
Sponsor: Beijing Nansen Wood Structure Engineering Co., Ltd.

"Practicing" is a teaching experiment on space construction by CAFAarchStudio10. The subject requires each student to create a small structure with envelope enclosure from concept design to construction, so as to achieve true experience of the three aspects as scale, material and use through the whole process, creating space by the way of structure; expressing structure by materials and nodes; and creating a space atmosphere to achieve physical body perception. The experiment contents are expected to include handcrafted and scene feeling, material and experiential learning, and immersion teaching and understanding training. Special thanks to Beijing Nansen Wood Structure Engineering Co., Ltd. for their full support and selfless sponsorship, which makes the subject possible.

Based on the full use of wood structure and material properties, the final seven structures feature personalized forms. "Woven Mountain" weaves rope and wood into a mountain. In face of contemporary industrialized standard section, it forms corrugated organic form of space through the traditional weaving method, replacing the latitude and longitude in traditional Chinese weave. "Cloud Forest" is an abstract translation of rural seclusion, which acts as a non-everyday experience of space fragment in the city, intended to make people slow down in the fast-paced city life, so as to get the seclusion of soul. "Folding House" is a 9 square meters box which can be split into 10 single units and reassembled to be a flexible micro-center for community activity, in order to meet the different needs and scenes to the largest extent. It re-defines the relationship between people and people, people and things by changing the box's spacing. "Cumulative Bookstore" attempts to form the final building volume by the repeat accumulation of several simple wood components, providing the community with reading and communication place. "Sit Together" is also formed by the splicing of units, concerning about the way people and plants get along. "Obstacle" focuses on the relationship between the body and the space. This transcendent and extremely narrow cabin can potentially lead people to flee from the collective unconscious state temporarily. "Stream House" is focused on the dual role of landscape architecture, which acts as a part of the landscape, as well as a viewing spot.


About CAFAarchStudio10

Established in 2008, CAFAarchStudio10 is mainly responsible for the teaching of undergraduate graduation classes and graduate students. Prof. Fu Yi is the tutor and the teaching team includes Han Tao and Han Wenjiang, both of whom are associate professors. So far, there are 11 graduate students, 90 undergraduate students (among them 5 are overseas students) have graduated from CAFAarchStudio10. After graduation, 28 undergraduate students continue to study, among whom 20 students are studying abroad.
The teaching team of CAFAarchStudio10 has been carrying out interior and architecture teaching experiment, based on their research about the potential development fields and basic problems in the interior design teaching. When it comes to the interpretations of "interior design", CAFAarchStudio10 emphasizes the space design, concerning about user’s feelings and experience of the "micro-building" design, and creating the overall building environment by more subtle spatial resolution.
The teaching research focus of CAFAarchStudio10 is based on the approach of "urban and rural research-based building / interior space integration design", which is developing to "material and space integration atmosphere design", carrying out teaching exploration in space construction level.