Bamboo: A Research
“The environment will be shaped by the activities of life, not vice versa.” - Constant Nieuwenhuys A photographic research of Hong Kong (right), based on Constant Nieuwenhuys’ Utopia of 'New Babylon': A future of connected systems of life, growing on top of existing cities. People freed from work, able to create and travel at will. In the collage below a basis of bamboo supports the cityscape, which was also in reality constructed using bamboo scaffolds.
The tradition of bamboo theatres in the city lead to a further development of the project towards an amphitheatre structure, providing a gathering space for the public to watch the street artists of Hong Kong.