TS 3 HIGH PASS WITH DISTINCTION 2013 Excerpt

by Sho Ito, AA 3rd Year Intermediate Unit 5
TS 3 HIGH PASS WITH DISTINCTION 2013
10 May 2013 Architectural Association, London   Utopic Reconstruction: Towards a New Pig-Topia Cohabitation Of Humans and Pigs   The head of a pig. Gore. A hand.   Split second imagery but vividly embedded in my mind. Scenes from a film I watched with my mother when I was a boy. Aku-jou it was called, from what I remember. A Japanese film made in the late 60s. This dialogue between animals and mankind and the violence of their relationship set up the premise for my project this year.   A programmatic bricolage of living between the beast and the master. The architecture; a gigantic frame in Hampstead, the pseudo-countryside of London for the rich and the affluent. Bricks and mortar, lichen and moss. Traditional.   F**k tradition.   Movable floor-plates and walls for the hedonistic and flexible appropriation of this bestial perversion. A free space. Social relationships develop with the pigs. The pigs are no more animals. Their porcine status elevated to equate to humans.   The architecture: Surreal. This trans-dimensional collision of beings, is it a dream or reality?   I pinch myself and remember, I just had pork belly for lunch. It tasted good.   'I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don’t know. I mean, how can you tell? ' -Andy Warhol   For more information: List of 3rd and 5th Year Technical Studies High Passes 2013 Intermediate 5 Unit Brief