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结构的维度 | 锐驰2022上海国际家具博览会
展位：上海虹桥·国家会展中心 - 4.1馆，A16
The Structural Field | CAMERICH Exhibition Shanghai CIFF
Organizer: The 50th China (Shanghai) International Furniture Fair
Location: Hongqiao, Shanghai National Convention & Exhibition Center - 4.1, A16
Duration: September 5th - 8th, 2022
“造”林 The growing field
展厅入口 Entrance to the pavilion
The concept for the CAMERICH pavilion stems from working through a number of dualities: nature/artifice, chaos/sanctuary, objects/the viewer, and tradition/innovation.
展览现场 Installation view
Responding to the brand's invitation to rethink exhibition design within the context of international furniture fairs, Neri&Hu explores the possibilities of creating a Structural Field, as a way not necessarily to arrive at a harmonious synthesis, but perhaps to hold these seeming contradictions in suspension for the duration of this temporary installation.
The artificial connection built with natural bamboos
“竹林” The bamboo field
The choice of bamboo intersects these sets of dualities. As an abundant, fast growing, renewable natural material, bamboo in Asia and many parts of the world is also one of the oldest building materials. Although modern technology has expanded the construction application of bamboo, the lignified fibrous stalks, with its joints and organic profile, often retain marks of natural growth.
竹林步道 Walkways in the bamboo field
In the pavilion design, Neri&Hu sets over 1,000 vertical bamboo members on a regular grid to allude to a sense of the exterior. Through a small entry, visitors are invited to begin a journey through a series of framed views, and intermittent layering of bamboo and spaces beyond.
竹林间的楼梯 Staircase in the bamboo field
Platforms and walkways as "figure" in the field
Within the varying density in the field, the relationship between objects and spectator is constantly shifting. As the exhibition did not provide pedestals or special display mechanisms for the furniture pieces, scenes of everyday life – small sitting areas, the living room, the bedroom, contemplation niches, etc. – are fully integrated within the path of the viewer.
林中静谧之处 Clearings in the forest
At times, the narrow and winding walkway gives the viewer a glimpse of the vignettes ahead, maintaining a distance between the spectator and the objects. In the public areas where the field opens up, the visiting spectator becomes embedded as part of the domestic scene, fully occupying the setting where the presence of furniture encourages user interaction.
锐驰家具展示空间 CAMERICH furniture on display
In other words, "at home" with the objects, the spectator takes on the role of a participant, on display as part of the exhibition. The transformation from the role of a "spectator" to a "character" on view and back, allows the visitor to be immersed not only in the phenomenon of the field, but also in one's projected spaces, a stage for life.
Upper level floating over the structural bamboo field
As a temporary structure, the Structural Field is also portable and scalable. In order to bring the pavilion to other international fair sites, special connection details and modular unit types were designed.
竹构件连接研究 Bamboo member connection study
竹构件轴测图 Bamboo member axon
In addition to meeting the requirements of assembling and disassembling in a matter of days, the particular setting of exhibiting world-class furniture and design also inspired us to push the envelope of building craftsmanship and technology.
林间小憩 Relaxing in the field
Embedded steel plates, single direction dovetailing of bamboo members, and the overall structural design for deflection and slender ratio are some of the ways we hope to exceed the conventional formal expectations of a temporary bamboo structure.
结构的维度 | 锐驰2022上海国际家具博览会
主持建筑师: 郭锡恩, 胡如珊
摄影: 朱润资 (如未特别标注)
The Structural Field | Camerich Exhibition Shanghai CIFF
Project Type: Installation & Exhibition Design
Gross area: 907.5m²
Partners-in-charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
Senior Associate-in-charge: Chris Chen
Design team: Xiaotang Tang, Bingxin Yang, Peter Ye, Carol Zhu, July Huang, Luna Hong
Photo: Runzi Zhu (if not specifically stated)
Structure: Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd.
Lighting: Atelier Zhang Xin