集屿：日常9㎡ / 一乘建筑
JOYS by Onexn Architects
集屿 JOYS © 李金辉 Li Jinhui
集屿 JOYS © 一乘建筑 Onexn Architects
"Architecture means to transferring a site to a place of distinct character and meaning. Design is to create places. In other words, a place is a space which has a distinct character. Man can experience the environment as meaningful."
—— Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture
by Christian Norberg-Schulz
Paradigm: a small space in big city
Occupying 9 square meters, JOYS is a new space paradigm in the city. It's small, but doesn't lack depth, since it's the integration of ideals, thoughts, cultures, and neighborhood. 9 square-meters is a scarce small spatial scale in the city undergoing rapid development. It has nothing to do with blueprint, speed or magnificence, but is about a small spatial narrative that is easy to be ignored but indispensable. We identified a perspective of intervention by taking into consideration both spatial reality and social significance, intending to endow the 9-square-meter space a sense of existence and enable it to bring people closer.
《癫狂的纽约》雷姆·库哈斯（图源网络）Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas (image from the Internet)
In Delirious New York, a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan, it reads that "The fatal weakness of manifesto is their inherent lack of evidence. Manhattan's problem is the opposite: it is a mountain range of evidence without manifesto."Under the backdrop of rapid urban development, JOYS, as a space that carries ideals and care, was eventually implemented as an interpretation and supplement of the community atmosphere that has been on the decline.
《找回趣味之城》 "Recapture the Interest of City" © 一乘建筑 Onexn Architects
In the drawing "Recapture the Interest of City", we depicted the avenues and alleys in cities, and tried to look for the street scale and the significance of neighborhood safety supervision which Jane Jacobs wrote about. Unlike those street blocks that are covered by building shadows, the spaces outlined in this drawing are endowed with their own features and tension, either being public spaces or landscape rooftops that are visible and accessible. Joys is part of them.