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Restore Lost memories

I wonder what it would feel like when living with all the memories. They remind us about happiness, sadness, success, frustration, and other emotions. My design is about the accumulation of memories across our lifetimes, and it focuses on the concept of time. This structure is unique in its archival purpose as it provides a space for individuals to repair and exchange camera parts and living quarters. We treasure the unforgettable times, but we neglect the scenes that are relatively unimportant yet nonetheless contribute to our life. As time goes by, people repair old stuff cameras to evoke memories of the past; it might be something we miss and cherish. Memories gather people as we have the same remembrance, we share, and we remember, so as of how this design would like to work.

The space is located at the basement level, with the concept of a theatre backstage, explaining everything presented on the screen happens with the power and effort at the back. When people walk through the door, they might expect it to be a normal room. Yet it turns out to be a place for film development, and that is where memories are stored.

People take pictures to capture moments that will last a lifetime as if the scenes come to mind when they look back. This space is comparably dimmer than other rooms as films are developed in the dark. The little natural light shedding in the room also represents the concept of shadow. Shadow always follows an object as a by-product that it is not the main character and is not as remarkable, but it cannot be removed or gotten rid of once illuminated. Applying this to the space, it keeps the most memorable items that people cherish and will last a long time, despite its lack of aesthetic appeal.

Chiu Hui
Student name
Chiu Hui
Course
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Contact
LinkedIn
@chiu-ho-hui-3b43951b8
Basement Lost film Aarchive

Basement Lost film Aarchive

Part Exchange store

Part Exchange store

Lost film Archive Close up view

Lost film Archive Close up view

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

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