Hybrid A(Re)ssembly,
Common Spaces Overlayed



Up in the sky, a mirrored world (Data world) is growing. Formless, boundaryless, timeless, emotionless... With the help of modern technologies, things, ideas, people are all hyper-linked together, and we're experiencing a high level of convenience that no other decades can provide. However, there's a price. A considerable part of our daily lives is and will be forever embedded into the virtual world we have, which seemed so alien to our traditional understandings as human beings. After COVID-19, people experienced the superpower of technologies to help them stay connected virtually and praise the value of authentic physical connections. Does virtual and physical mutual exclusive? Is there a place that allows us to meet both virtually and physically at the same time?

We live in a world full of systems interacting with each other. We can get some hints from other systems either in history or contemporary when we need a solution. Le Corbusier responds to his time, calling for hygiene houses; he fought the main trend of over-decorated Beaux-Arts Schoology by returning to the original concept of architecture and learning from other well-adapted disciplines industrial and engineering worlds. Inspired by him, we will look back to history to explore the different types of common spaces, bring in our sight the current Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality technologies, and examine inexpensive building materials. Finally, provide a possible suggestion for a cheap common space within the residential blocks that can combine the experience of virtual and physical connections between local and hyperlocal neighbors.
Faculty Advisor:
Malcolm McCullough