Hexin Bi

In-between-ness

‘In-between-ness’ was a study of the relationships that exist between the physical forces that constitute the manifestation of interior space. I by the writings of Baruch Spinoza and Affect Theory philosophy, the research conducted as a series of investigations focused on concepts of material and body. In this approach to design, four capacities of connection (absorption, radiation, traction and reconstruction) were identified through the study of material qualities and
spatial experience. The final project in this study, ‘100/2’, was an experiential architectonic design, sited across the shifting continental tectonic plates that are found at Silfra in the Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. The design expresses the geological tensions of the site, expressing the forces underlying the constant physical movement of the earth as a series of spatial encounters that engender bodily experience and sensations.