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Jiaji Shen

MA work

THE JEWEL OF THAMES

Mudlarking has been increasingly popular for archaeology enthusiasts in recent years. A mudlarker embarks on a journey of rediscovering history. More than that, the objects need to be overlapped with emotions and re-invented with individual aesthetics.

The project is located in the wasted coaling pier of Greenwich power station. The coaling pier has a close relation with the tide which has created plenty of possibilities for the space. The overhanging building space penetrates the huge existing pier, in which the dynamic sliced space is floating between the nature and the artificial structure. The order and logic of the existing steelwork has been deconstructed and recombined in the interior space. The stirring feeling generated from the large-scale overhanging exhibition space stands in sharp contrast to the concentrated meditation of a narrow space. The influence on the exhibition from the tiding of the river by the transmission device suggests the relationship between the exhibitions and the origins.

Everyone could participate in the exhibition rather than have a look at a distance from the exhibits. With the help of expression of feelings, the combination of circular economy with emotional design can convey the concept of recycling and circular economy better. From the work of mudlark to the narration of the personally designed jewelry, the whole process is also a review of the value of “obsolescence”. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Interior Design, 2017

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China, 2009
  • Experience

  • Project manager, T.K.CHU Design Limited, Beijing, China, 07/2010–07/2014; Junior architect, Crystal Design Center, Beijing, China, 06/2009–06/2010