My Architecture Monologue

"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age." - Frank Lloyd Wright
‘Vive La France!’ 

The 3D collage demonstrates articulated narratives about my thesis. The enraged immigrants in Paris suburbs took over Paris city centre after years of discrimination and urban apartheid, forcing the French political institution to move out from the city centre. Vals Europe is chosen to be the site for new French parliamentary quarter, which is where Disneyland Paris is located. The political quarter will juxtapose onto a series of urban walls that was proposed in 2009 under Le Grand Paris Project. The final chapter of the thesis envisions possible scenarios of the new French parliamentary quarter based on the will of political powers, either in the benign utopia of EELV or the sinister world of totalitarian regime.

‘Vive La France!’

The 3D collage demonstrates articulated narratives about my thesis. The enraged immigrants in Paris suburbs took over Paris city centre after years of discrimination and urban apartheid, forcing the French political institution to move out from the city centre. Vals Europe is chosen to be the site for new French parliamentary quarter, which is where Disneyland Paris is located. The political quarter will juxtapose onto a series of urban walls that was proposed in 2009 under Le Grand Paris Project. The final chapter of the thesis envisions possible scenarios of the new French parliamentary quarter based on the will of political powers, either in the benign utopia of EELV or the sinister world of totalitarian regime.

[20140722] Manipulating Architecture

[20140722] Manipulating Architecture

[20140720] model of parliamentary walls

[20140720] model of parliamentary walls

Polemic Architecture: Benign VS Sinister

{20140708] Urban Walls within the new Parisian city

{20140708] Urban Walls within the new Parisian city

Transparency

The open air debating chamber is the main political space in the proposal of new French parliamentary quarter. It allows public to acknowledge the law making procedure through visual and sound connection.

Conspiracy

The committee rooms are where politicians discuss and negotiate to work out more details about law proposals before it gets presented to all politicians and public in the debating chamber. The committee room is open to the public viewing, at the same time it is being watched and controlled by unknown authority behind the scenes.

Hierarchy

While all the political activities are happening below ground level, the towers at the edge of the urban walls house ministers’ offices, which overlooking the new French parliamentary quarter.

[Degree Show 2014] Polemic Architecture : Proposal of New French Parliamentary Quarter

[Degree Show 2014] Polemic Architecture : Proposal of New French Parliamentary Quarter

[20140405] Journey of Constitutional Conventions

[20140405] Living between the Parliamentary Walls

[20140405] Living between the Parliamentary Walls

[20140227] Understanding the Scale of Parliamentary Quarter

[20140213] Study of Parliaments

[20140213] Study of Parliaments

[20140206] Newspaper Article in 2022

[20140206] Newspaper Article in 2022

[20140131] Final Presentation Board 3

How do people live in this walls? We all live side by side each other, treasuring privacy space while enjoying company of each other. The walls are in angles to avoid direct visual connection to private space.

[20140131] Final Presentation Board 3

How do people live in this walls? We all live side by side each other, treasuring privacy space while enjoying company of each other. The walls are in angles to avoid direct visual connection to private space.

[20140131] Final Presentation Board 2

The building is a waste machine; it filters waste imported from all cities across France, and categorize them into various types and spaces. The last green land is now safe from any pollution, and people are ready to enjoy themselves in clean air.

[20140131] Final Presentation Board 2

The building is a waste machine; it filters waste imported from all cities across France, and categorize them into various types and spaces. The last green land is now safe from any pollution, and people are ready to enjoy themselves in clean air.