China | 2021
The owner, as a fitness blogger, hopes to change the basement of her private house into a fitness studio, which is mainly used for daily training, video and photo capture and occasional reception of fitness students.
Before renovation, the basement, with uneven ground, beams and columns, is left unattended in the low space. Nothing here is in order and two light wells are discarded in the corner.
How to associate such a space with fitness and exercises?
Body boundary - The female blogger specializes in training of workout on fitness equipment and Pilates. These exercises present the body in a manner different from the daily household activities. Therefore, we combine these exercises to form a soft boundary which approximates a circular arch. This dynamic boundary shall stretch out in the space.
Spatial boundary - A free arched boundary is introduced into the space to hide the original chaotic structural elements and integrate them into a continuous new boundary, thus wrapping the body softly. Different from a definite arch, a free arch is soft, chaotic and hard to define. From the top to the ground, it moves slowly and sharply, changing dynamically and blurred naturally, to bear the body's soft boundary.
Circulation and penetration - Different free curves can form a continuity with each other through crisscrossing or overlaying. Observed from different perspectives, they shall display various postures. Besides, the entity and virtuality divided by the interlaced curves can generate an elusive circulation and penetration.
Mirror extension - In addition to satisfying the demand for exercise, the mirror extends the continuous free curve in space, thus further enhancing the actual space where the body is in the virtual world. Thanks to the mirror, the basement, originally narrow, is turned into a large space background.
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