finally year’s venice architecture biennale, hong kong-based studio daydreamers design installed a 3-floor structure around the city’s narrow roads. bridging the 2 county’s cultures, the look combined the bunkbed — some furniture common in HK’s congested apartments — using the confessional booth, symbolic of italy’s roman catholic belief. the intimate setting provided a personal and enclosed space where architects were asked to confess their sins toward heaven.
all images thanks to daydreamers design
now, daydreamers design has installed a brand new iteration from the project at oi! — an gallery in hong kong housed in the protected historic building. this time around, the dwelling continues to be built using wax bricks, referencing the votive candle lights present in places of worship, chapels, and cathedrals. utilized via a curtained entrance, just one stool is positioned within the enclosure, which remains available to the weather above. ‘the information on a confessional supplies a space that people unburden their ideas and confess their true feelings,’ explains the look team.
the dwelling continues to be built using off-white-colored wax bricks
‘this new exhibit transformed in the metal cathedral right into a pristine new form in off-white-colored wax bricks,’ continues daydreamers design. ‘it results in a pure and tranquil space for confessors to appear out of the lightwell and reveal their innermost ideas and struggles.’ the version exhibited in venice — seen below — was produced using a number of metal bunkbeds that mirrored hong kong’s dense residential towers to create a ‘simplified cathedral’.
the ‘confessional’ is utilized via a mauve curtained entrance
‘every society features its own rules and rules designed to safeguard the eye and safety of their people,’ repeat the designers. ‘however, simultaneously, such limitations may limit the development of creativeness and undermine the worth and standards of people. their only way of preventing conflict and fulfill societal expectations would be to play dumb and conceal their true self, their ideas as well as their aspirations.’
the dwelling remains available to the weather above
another form of the work was presented finally year’s venice architecture biennale
a number of metal bunkbeds mirrored hong kong’s dense residential towers
architects were asked to confess their sins toward heaven
the 3-floor structure was installed in a tiny venetian courtyard