Designing Environments

Singapore has very limited options for people to design and choose the environments that surround them. In fact many of the environments that people live in are artificial and prefabricated that don’t respond to their desires.
The lack of autonomy in our living spaces and cities is especially important because we are surrounded by metal and concrete. In natural environments, it is ever fluid and respond to changes in the actions of it’s habitants. E.g the trodden path across grass that marks the path taken by habitants that regularly walk across it. Trees grow and follow the light, shine away from the paths of human traffic.
Unlike the the ever fluid and adapting natural environments, artificial environments are rigid and unchanging. Therefore they do not allow for modifications or changes in the lifestyles of people as well. They do not respond to changes in the human activity as well as natural processes. They are artificial because they are not alive.
I wish to create awareness and inspiration about living environments by allowing greater autonomy into our environments. By designing processes and models that enable people to design their own spaces, our cities will become less rigid and more fluid. This design process will also integrate the natural environment into our artificial one as the creation of environments that are fluid will mean that they respond and interact with natural elements such as wind, sunlight, rain etc.
This will make our Spaces become ever changing and responsive to change and our Artificial environments become interactive, natural and alive.

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