Huishu Jia

MA work

Beautiful Noise

John Cage said everything we do is music.

Lots of elements from our ordinary everyday life contain poetic and enjoyable beauty. Rooms, staircases, hallways are parts of architecture we come across everyday. Sound is generated as they are used. However, we rarely pause to consider the effect. Also, vision has been regarded as humanity’s greatest gift, but sometimes we need to slow down, to listen, to feel, to think.

Through varied interventions my project investigates how the sounds created as people interact with an architectural space, can be physically or emotionally altered and amplified, to see how we understand the architectural environment around us.

In this project, I concentrate on the Darwin Building, the main building of the Royal College of Art, in which I’m studying and working most of the time. It is the building I’m most familiar with and have the most memories about.

Info

  • Huishu Jia profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

    Specialism

    Platform 13

  • Beautiful Noise

    John Cage said everything we do is music.

    Lots of elements from our ordinary everyday life contain poetic and enjoyable beauty. Rooms, staircases, hallways are parts of architecture we come across everyday. Sound is generated as they are used. However, we rarely pause to consider the effect. Also, vision has been regarded as humanity’s greatest gift, but sometimes we need to slow down, to listen, to feel, to think.

    Through varied interventions my project investigates how the sounds created as people interact with an architectural space, can be physically or emotionally altered and amplified, to see how we understand the architectural environment around us.

    In this project, I concentrate on the Darwin Building, the main building of the Royal College of Art, in which I’m studying and working most of the time. It is the building I’m most familiar with and have the most memories about.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Product Design, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, 2010
  • Experience

  • Assistant, MovingCities, Shanghai, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, 2012; Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Cixi, China, 2009
  • Awards

  • Outstanding Award, Intel Cup Innovation Design Competition, 2008