The Moon Catcher

London South Bank University'den Piotr Smiechowicz'in tasarladığı Moon Catcher, birçok prestijli mimarlık ödülü almış bir öğrenci projesi. Proje, bu yıl, mimariyi yeniden düşünmeyi, yeni yaşam biçimlerini yeniden tasarlamayı ve yenilikçi yaklaşımları teşvik etmeyi amaçlayan Venedik Mimarlık Bienali'ne paralel olarak açılan sergi Time Space Existence 2021'de sergilendi. Proje, 21 Kasım 2021'e kadar Palazzo Mora'da görülebilir. Sergi, sanal olarak da gezilebiliyor.

Project Description

Contemporary problems in London have exacerbated social media hate crimes, which are often associated with increased mental health issues that have led to a large percentage of young people suffering from anxiety, depression, and even considering suicide. Approximately 2 million Londoners have experienced detrimental effects to their mental health this year, largely attributable to social media technologies and emerging trends, such as the Posthumanism – we already have sexbots able to actualize our desires – isolating even the most intimate aspects of our lives. The Loneliness Experiment, conducted by Radio 4, indicated that 40% of people aged 16-24 feel lonely and disconnected, despite an abundance of “online” friends on social media platforms such as Facebook.

Acquiescing Soho’s notorious history of nightlife culture and the sex industry, the Moon Catcher proposes a diurnal space whereby young people are able to connect with nature’s beauty, escape the blue light of their screens, and experience the pleasures offered by Epicureanism, i.e. of body and mind. In daylight, users can broaden their knowledge of cosmology and mental health, and stretch out on the craterous urban beach. At dusk, collective moonbathing becomes the dernier cri, welcoming extraterrestrial pleasures from the moon’s 8-phase cycle, before retiring to a private hotel room at the first light of dawn.

The Moon Catcher was awarded:

AMP Best of Best Winner

in the Culture Architecture Category (2020)
The Architecture MasterPrize

AMP Student Winner

in the Other Interior Design Category (2020)
The Architecture MasterPrize

RIBA Silver Medal Commendation (2019)

The Royal Institute of British Architects

Jury Nomination Award

in the Architecture and Landscape Category (2019)
C-IDEA and Taiwan Creative Star Design Award

Nomination for AJ Students Prize (2019)

The Architects’ Journal

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