by Joe Wu, Architect, Hong Kong
Collage is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
Spatial collage is based on spatial condition to create new possibilities by reorganization as a spatial generator. As painting of Cubism period artists trying see an object/ things by different angles, spatial collage also try see spaces by different angles to make a new whole. At the same time, it is to create new imagination of lighting conditions.
The experiment is a open fire exit staircase in a residential block of 50’s in Quarry bay, Hong Kong. The opening of the wall creates different layers of space and daylight get into the spaces. Impressive layers of space of this staircase seem a great space to be captured.
Image: Joe Wu