Sacs of Sensations

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  • Jeeu Sarah Kim, B.Arch. 2020
  • Hometown

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Class

    ARCH 5101 Design VI Option Studio Exquisite Corps: A Whole with Many Parts
  • Instructor

    Jimenez Lai (Baird Visiting Critic, fall 2019)
    Mark Acciari (Visiting Critic, fall 2019)

Emotions are subjective. They are personal and unique responses to an individual’s nuanced understanding of affective qualities. To induce a range of emotions through curated atmospheres, this project provides sacs hidden behind the façade of a typical residential building in Taipei.

The project is a microcosm of Taipei — the organs’ function and utilities are clearly expressed on their exterior shells in order to maintain seamless interior environments, which mimics the current Taiwanese architectural expression of hyper-interiority. In this style, exterior façades and appendages function purely to service interior spaces.

By engaging the senses in each isolated haven, emotions are elicited through visual, tactile, and olfactory stimuli. In doing so, the project provides a platform for self-expression and individual pleasures, as a means to generate pockets of comfort, or moments of reassurance.

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