Retaining traditional fine craftsmanship: Shanghai’s gossip girl Zhou Wei’s old artifact pursuit tour

Zhou Wei and our café in Nanjing East Road, the most popular neighborhood in Shanghai, are filled with a Chinese gossip and she is full of love. The inner heart is full of old souls full of love for traditional groceries. After leaving the company in 2011, which was upside down and full of fast fashion, Zhou Wei decided to listen to her own voice, leave the air-conditioned room, walk out of the high-rise jungle in the city, and start her field trip to find traditional hand-made objects. Unlike the e-commerce or brand of the new generation, you can find the traces by easily entering keywords on the Internet. Traditional handicraft workshops or old grocery stores are only in the most simple way to be embedded in life and real lanes, want to find them. The only way is to walk to the door of the shop in person. "You must not drive because you have missed a few alleys in the village." Zhou Xiao smiled and shared the experience accumulated over the years. "The best way. It is to take a long-distance bus, and each station gets off the train and drills into the lane to find a circle." At the same time of the visit, Zhou Hao also bought it, often ending the day, and also carrying a small basket carrying a bamboo basket, straw hat and earthen bag. Waiting for someone else's seemingly inconspicuous, but satisfying loot to return home. Although only the Greater Shanghai area is used as a field, the difference between the generations and the dialects of the villages often makes Zhou Yi impressed. "There was a time when the Fengxian District near the seaside encountered an entire family of aunts who were weaving. They were big. Sitting in the living room in a circle, chatting and weaving, although they are all Shanghainese, but the local voices they chatt with are too heavy for me to understand, but also have to send their sons to translate (laugh)." But the most What Zhou Wei was surprised at was not the difference in language, but the everyday clothes that the aunts wore and they felt ordinary. "I just saw that the aunts only had a kind of simple intimacy. When I looked closely, I found out that They don't wear the ready-to-wear clothes on the market, but the clothes made from their own hand-woven fabrics! It's too memorable." I grew up in the Shikumen alley, and I moved away until I was 18 years old. Zhou Wei’s Growing up memories are everywhere worthy of the taste of the Shanghai style. In the alley of Shanghai, there is usually a grocery store selling everything, hand-made utensils, small snacks, candied fruit, etc., even when the home phone is not popular, there is a public phone, and there is a call to find someone. The grocery store owner will open his throat and shout out who will pick up the phone, so who lives in what industry, the neighbors are familiar with each other. "Everyone knows that Shanghai people used to wear pajamas to go out. In fact, because there is no difference in privacy/public space between the old people, the old Shanghai people feel that even if they go to the grocery store, they feel that it is still my home." I said with emotion, "I have visited a grocery store in other places. After chatting, I found that a master who supplies a bamboo basket lives next door to my house, and I don’t even know it. If it was in the previous hall. It is absolutely impossible to happen." Four years ago, Zhou Yi gathered the hand-made masters and groceries visited by the field to form the book "Shanghai Grocery Shop", and continued to write the column of the same name for the "Xinmin Evening News". At the time, the hand-picked people were the youngest in their 50s, and the oldest was over 90 years old. In the past few years, Zhou Wei still visited them from time to time, but nearly 1/2 of the more than 20 grocery shops or master craftsmen. Has been closed for retirement. Zhou Wei said with a shallow smile, "What I can do is to use records to leave what they once existed. I hope that even if they gradually disappear into their daily lives, don't disappear too quickly in the memory of our generation. "." This handcrafted use is smart." Master Chen is 71 years old. I am a blacksmith. I started to learn to knock on lead (white iron) at the age of 17 and follow the teacher in the factory. I usually practice when I get off work. Later, when I was laid off, I started to pick up my own work. It has been more than 50 years now! It takes 8 hours a day now. It’s not very hard to do this. It’s hard to beat and beat, so it’s not a physical activity, but I’ve just been learning that the hand has been bleeding and the adhesive plaster is full. The sizes that are often done are already in my mind. Others are more complicated. If people have requirements, I will draw them and ask if they want this thing. There are 6 sizes like watering buckets, which can be customized according to different needs. If the hole on the head is a little smaller, the water will be poured a little farther, and if it is a little bigger, it can be poured close, and each person's request is different. I have brought three apprentices, but I have not done it now. I think this is making money slowly. The spoon used for making radish cakes and oil blocks in the store sells best, 5 yuan a day. If you have a day, you can do 50, look at the mood. On the holidays, like the Peach Blossom Festival, there are many people, and there are many foreigners. I have already made a name for myself. The business is very good. The new field is my family. Every day someone orders something with me and earns some money. Kung Fu money, eating and drinking is no problem. "Only you can sell your own, you can call it a workshop"|Yang Shifu is 70 years old, and he is a craftsman. We call this "round work" and specialize in round things. There is also a kind of "Fang Zuo", which is made of chairs and furniture. I studied art with my master at the age of 16 and now I have 50...

"B&B" = "Bed & Breakfast"? No, it is "Book & Bed"! Three rooms in Tainan and Yilan are like a hotel in a bookstore.

As the saying goes, "It is better to travel thousands of miles than to read thousands of books." Now the hotel is intimately combined with travel and reading, so that you don't have to worry about the problem of choosing one, and let B&B not just the light and simple of "Bed & Breakfast". On behalf of the "Book & Bed" (review of Tokyo Ikebukuro Book & Bed) style tour. The strongest newcomer in the hotel industry is on the scene | UIJ Hotel&Hostel is hidden in the quiet street next to the Tainan You'ai Market. The hidden and low-profile UIJ Hotel & Hostel is not visible at first glance. There is a hole in the sky: the wide hall is decorated with dark green and Dazheng gold to create a retro and stylish tone. Together with local elements such as terrazzo, glass window and European antique furniture, the whole space is uniquely fascinating. The black vinyl turntable in the center of the hall and the row of book walls on both sides add a leisurely atmosphere and artistic atmosphere to the space. The Youai Street team said that the ancient capital of Tainan, under the influence of the Dutch and Japanese cultures, was originally multi-genetic and quite open and inclusive for different cultures. The team invited a good VVG space designer, Faye, to present this blend of old and new, Taiyang mix in space. In addition to expressing the open character of Tainan in the space design, You Ai Street Hotel also hopes to become a "cross-border platform" in the local area. In the hall bookstore "Sakae BBBooks" (sweet and slang means "sweet nourishment"), it is based on the sweet taste of Tainan cuisine, and selects food-related books. It hopes to attract local residents in the form of a 24-hour bookstore. The hotel promotes exchanges between Tainanese and travelers. The accommodation floor also provides different types of magazines at the exit of the elevator in the form of a theme on each floor, so that passengers can also access multiple information during the stay, and use the book as a medium to break the barrier between the local/external and the personal reading inertia. Let new sparks burst through every corner of the space. In addition to promoting communication through books, it is a “cross-border mixed hotel combining design hotels and youth hostels”. UIJ Hotel & Hostel also offers 110 backpack beds and 87 rooms, and is designed to promote public communication. Space, I hope that hotel guests who value personal privacy, as well as backpackers who advocate exchanges and sharing, will know each other in the first session of the accommodation. Therefore, although the high-quality products such as Lin Guoliang design leather slippers and New York MALIN+GOETZ washing lotion are provided in the room, the special coffee bags and tea bags are not intentionally placed, so that they can guide the passengers into the shared kitchen (Open Kitchen), brewing a cup of fragrant coffee with a hand-washing pot, not only enjoy the leisurely pace of the ancient capital, but also communicate with travellers from all over the world. "Before there were business guests who were practicing hand-washing coffee, they would happily pick up the kitchen and provide a hand-washing pot, and make a cup of coffee for each of the backpackers in the kitchen. This kind of exchange will also let each other know different worlds. Very interesting." Friends of the street team recalled. In addition to sharing the kitchen, You Ai Street Hotel also invites the professional floral team to arrange a free terrace in the south. Welcome the travellers to drink a little wine and talk in the summer. Next, the vacancy on the first floor of the hotel building will also be stationed in the bar and the clear bar, offering more choices for travellers. By a good VVG space designer...

Dinner with Impressionist masterpieces: Van Gogh SENSES, the world's first Van Gogh theme restaurant

The talented Impressionist master Van Gogh was destitute in his life. Although he only sold a painting by his younger brother during his lifetime, his status in the art world was elevated after his death. In 1987, the oil painting "Sunflower" was even more At Christie's in London, the price of nearly 1.2 billion was auctioned, which must have been unexpected before Van Gogh. Van Gogh from the Netherlands has long been a fan of the world. In 2015, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam refurbished the entrance image to welcome more art fans; in mid-2017, the world's first van Gogh-themed restaurant Van Gogh SENSES flagship store in Hong Kong, including afternoon tea Desserts and Western-style meals, from floral, fragrance, art paintings to surrounding cultural and creative products, provide a full and complete new experience for Van Gogh fans. The location of the former Hong Kong Marine Police Headquarters "1881 Heritage", which has been very topical in Hong Kong in recent years, can still be seen in the refurbished ruins. Under the policy of the restoration of monuments, the luxury brands and specialty shops that have been stationed in it have added visitors to Van Gogh SENSES. The interior space draws on the color style of Van Gogh's works over the years. Van Gogh SENSES is full of artistic atmosphere. The wall is transformed into Van Gogh works with different forms of media. The "Iris Flower" is included in the French Mental Sanitarium. The classic "Apricot Flower" and "Self-portrait" inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e art. In the meal section, the chef also used a lot of paintings as a cooking inspiration: the small yellow bed incarnation of "Bedroom", "Sunflower" is also interpreted by cakes and cocktails; the salty food part comprehensively examines the life of Van Gogh and the local humanities The literacy and food culture are created, and even the latte of Latte is presented in the form of Van Gogh. The Van Gogh SENSES flagship store has not been opened for more than a year. A new store, "Van Gogh SENSES Gifts", was opened in the 100-year-old monument "Main Hall" of the former Central District Police Station Complex in Central, Hong Kong. The natural atmosphere is the main theme of the space, and the French-style floor-to-ceiling glass doors are nostalgic. Introducing light, the store pays tribute to Van Gogh's famous painting "Butterfly and Poppy" with a butterfly art installation flying in the sky. Committed to integrating art into life, Van Gogh SENSES Gifts also expects to rewrite the concept of gifts. Offering a range of boutique packaging inspired by Van Gogh's famous paintings, such as desserts, tea and coffee, flowers and museum collections, in the Far East on the other side of Van Gogh's hometown, fully confess to the artist's reverence . Van...

Keeping the "old" of the building: creating a escaping tea seat in the bustle of the city, and Heqingtian

The matter of drinking tea is very delicate. In addition to tea, tea, and sometimes more importantly, whether the environment can lead people to quietly taste the subtle taste. An old house that has been abandoned for more than ten years on Qingtian Street has recently reopened, which proves this. Tea can wake up, Jing can fix the heart, want to explore the true meaning of tea culture, Jin Tang and house view, are indispensable. Before entering the garden, the pavilion brought a raft, wearing a wooden raft to step on the stone path, swaying, afraid of slipping, and the footsteps were slow. In the Tianlong area of ​​the Tianlong Kingdom, there is actually this pure land, surrounded by green, silent to imitation. Is it because the buildings in front of you are so ancient and quiet? On the open porch of the sliding door, there is a low table and two tea cups. Only the sound of boiled water rings in the ear, and one bite back, and all the troubles are forgotten. This good view of heaven and man can come true, and architect Chen Qinzhong is the greatest hero. He has been investing in the restoration of historic sites for many years. He learned that the Cultural Bureau of the North City Government was pushing the old house culture movement a few years ago, and encouraged the tea merchants Baifu Tibetan warehouses that wanted to expand their bases in Taiwan. This building is located at No. 10, Lane 8, Qingtian Street. In the 1930s, it was originally a residence of the Taipei University of Higher Education (now the National Taiwan Normal University), and was managed by Taiwan Electric Power Co., Ltd. and the Taiwan Power Company after the recovery. After winning the bid for the Baifu warehouse in 2015, Chen Qinzhong spent a year of design and two years of engineering. In the spring of this year, it became a brand new tea culture experience space, “Hehe Qingtian”, and opened the public to make an appointment. The most precious thing is the way the years are given. "This house is registered as a historic building. In other words, it is a cultural asset and a public good. What do you mean? It means that it will live older than us!" Chen Qinzhong said. If building life can be drawn into a long line that spans the times, then even if you add various functions as your needs change, you should not lose your original appearance and spirit, because everything should be reserved for future generations. This is why he "repairs the old as old" and refuses to join the contemporary building materials or style. When the house was taken up, the sliding door and the ceiling were gone, the walls were covered with thick white paint, and only one layer of paint was removed to restore the texture of the wooden wall, and then the door was re-applied. Among them, Ramen Xuan paper deliberately used Pu'er tea soup to dye yellow, make shades and spots, and even use bamboo to spray bamboo leaves to make the old and new colors unified. "I want to look like a yellowed old photo overall." The old seat (ざしき, living room) is now the largest tea room, connected to the "bed between the bed" that is one step higher than the tatami. Chen pointed to the mottled wall: "There is even a trace of the previous installation of the cabinet." He redone the crossbar and the floor, but he was reluctant to rectify the wall. The "between the beds" in the Japanese-style houses has always placed the treasures that represent the spirit of the master. It is also the core of the family. It is a tribute to the "process" of the past housing experience. The main tea room between the attached beds is diagonally opposite to the tea ceremony classroom. Here, tea is also used. The tea slag, straw, and dirt are smeared on the brick wall, and the "tea wall" is controlled by the washing method. The texture between the two. There is also a back tea room transformed from the old kitchen. The fine stone paving, the sliding door can be fully opened, embracing the scenery of the garden, and also covering the garden with recycled grass and mud, and awakening childhood memories of mud in the cave. "Fang Cao Ting". All the way through, every place has its own merits, but it is not comparable to the last surprise on the top. At the top of the back building, Chen Qinzhong set up a stone step and stored a pond to create the only "moon tea seat" in Taiwan. There is a tree in front of the black pine, and the night wind is light and sloppy, and it is a great embodiment of the city. But what about the moon? "In the pool," he laughed. In a few comparable movies, "The Generation of Tea Saints and Thousands of People", Qian Lixiu reflected the moonlight with a black water tray and dedicated it to Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a gift. It accommodates the crowd and also accommodates the place of memory. "The architect's mission is to think about how to design the space without destroying the land." Perhaps this is the most complete implementation of the old-fashioned new students, because the logic of the Japanese-style construction of the wooden building, and He Qingtian only The use of natural materials such as wood, grass, bamboo, and soil is not only environmentally friendly, but also regulates the indoor microclimate to maintain warm winter and cool summer. After the interview, we took a rest in the cloister and learned about the original old-fashioned tea in the museum. The director, Fang Ting, took the newly-developed dried mango. "When the former homeowners came back, they would share the memories of sitting here to eat mangoes, so the tea set decided to be dried mangoes!" Thanks to the opportunity of repairing, they contacted the eldest daughter of the three tails of Jiro, Kuroki Kyoko, her childhood is also here. How did the scenery that I saw at the time differ from the present? In the past, 80 years have passed. But the building is still there. It is like an old man guarding this square of land. It is quiet and quiet. When people are in a daze, when the tea is overflowing, it continues to convey the unique bleak happiness. No.10, Lane 8, Qingtian Street, Daan District, Taipei, China T: (02) 2321-0055 Text/ Ouyang Chenrou. Photography/ Xu Xiang. Part of images courtesy of Architects Design Office. [This article is Polysh...

The architectural philosophy of post-disaster reconstruction in the area of ​​vitality: let the refugees and the affected households rebuild their homes and travel to the disaster-stricken areas of the architect Xie Yingjun

Building a house is a production act, as long as it is a carnival where the house is built. Here, the construction of the upper beam, the firecrackers on the other side, all day is full of vitality. People affected by natural disasters not only need to settle down their lives, but also have to reunite and find their confidence to move forward. The architect, Xie Yingjun, who has been involved in post-disaster reconstruction for 20 years, continues to practice this matter. The technology of open architecture allows everyone to participate, making production behavior an inspiring agent. When I visited half of it, Xie Ying’s cell phone rang. On the phone, the batch of reports on the progress of the report, Xie Yingjun said that this is the case, and then I said how I would like to ask, like the generals in the camp to give orders. After 20 years of struggle in the post-disaster reconstruction site, he now runs abroad less and prefers to sit in the studio of the Tsang tribe in Sun Moon Lake. It is also the initial place for him to practice building a house together. "It's like Utopia," he said, and then showed off his mobile phone. "Now it's all over the Internet." The development of a light steel structure system allows everyone to participate in the remote control of the building, and it is lazy, but In fact, there are too many cases and a wide distribution. It depends on the supervision of the members of the firm on the spot. The experienced Xie Yingjun can't fly, and he can master the communication by mobile phone. His steel factory is in Chengdu, and the materials are delivered directly to the construction site. When talking about the work being carried out, he did not say that he was an architect: "We are selling steel structure, this is our core brand." In 1999, Xie Yingjun entered the Thao community of Sun Moon Lake to rebuild after the 921 earthquake. The use of recycled materials and light steel structures in the field to create a series of experimental houses, officially launched his road to post-disaster reconstruction. Later, including the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the 2008 disaster in Taiwan, and even the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, he was able to see him. Unlike the average architect, he completely implemented the matter of "covering the house he lives in." Liao Weiyu, a team member who traveled with him to the Sichuan earthquake-stricken area, described in his book "Guerrilla House": "The design of the Xie Yingjun team is quite special. Only a set of the most streamlined and even symbolic illustrations is used to assist the scene. Construction. This set of drawings can be roughly divided into three parts: material list, structure drawing, and zero material drawing. The uniform size allows the structure drawing to be simplified into a large number of single lines, and the numbered parts are numbered. Most of them are auxiliary connectors." All the components are simplistic to the extreme, and as long as they are properly led, even the untouchables can successfully enter the house. "People who usually design, under control all places, but our idea is not like this, the less things are controlled, the better." Xie said, "Because this thing is not from us, but from them (disasters) and Our cooperation. They are very important roles." In addition to the architectural profession, he has also worked on construction work, deep understanding of construction details, and therefore understands the profits of builders in all aspects. He designed a light steel building system that can change according to the needs of the field. He hopes to open up the building profession to the masses. On the one hand, it will avoid the cost of being promoted by the unscrupulous manufacturers, and on the other hand, bring the unity and encouragement to the occupants who have built the building. We asked, seeing so many victims, it is impossible to help one by one, how to adjust psychological pressure? He didn't seem to think that it was a problem. "Building a house is a production act. As long as it is a place to build a house, it is like a carnival. Here, the work is on the beam, the firecrackers are there, and the whole day is full of vitality." The teacher is a peasant architect who emphasizes that residents are engaged in building a house, with a focus on the community behind it. The old family built a house, and the young people who walked out of the field came back to help. The neighbors rolled up their sleeves and joined the ranks. The last whole house was covered, and everyone had a sense of belonging. However, of course, there are times when there is no such joy. Last year, Xie Ying was invited by Finnish Design Week to travel to Helsinki to lead the refugees into the “Art of Relaying House Creation Behavior”. Together with the local timber to build a two-story experimental building, the local anti-immigrant organization rebounded strongly and protested at the site. Human rights groups supporting the refugees also took to the streets to march. The conflict between the two parties made this design work a serious topic in an instant, and the official media were concerned. The curator of the design week panicked. Xie Yingjun and the group members were there, and the old god was there. They set up a shed on the first floor and turned into an open space, and invited representatives from both sides to express their opinions. When the microphone was handed in, the originally excited protesters suddenly became very gentleman, and finally the atmosphere was reversed 180 degrees and the peace ended. "The curator later complained a bit and said that we have designed it before. I said yes, I knew it would be like this." He smiled proudly. The disaster-stricken scene is ever-changing, but it can always be closed. Because people are alive, they are not as worried as they are before the trip. Moreover, many rural residents still retain the wisdom of traditional house-building. Even if the language is unreasonable, as long as the steel skeleton and structure drawings are provided, the other party will almost immediately get started. "I am most afraid that our architects would like to teach them with their own profession, and that's it." For example, when I went to the earthquake-stricken area in Nepal to assist in the reconstruction in 2015, only the most streamlined steel structure was provided, and the residents themselves replaced the wood of the old house. The materials were also added to the geotechnical method to complete the reconstruction under difficult conditions. When the Liuliu Village of Sichuan Earthquake was built, the people even took the poles on the same day, and they sang the slogan enthusiastically. The boiling atmosphere in turn infected the construction team that came to guide. "Idon Kazuo, who finished the Taichung Opera House, recently did not sigh that he should not make such a complicated and difficult house? Because he experienced the 311 earthquake, his views on architecture have changed. The simpler and easier the house should be. The better the architects are, the more they are doing on the top of the pyramid, like the Gabatta Tower. But working in the disaster area is solving the most basic survival needs.” Xie Yingjun said, “The future will definitely return to the manual. It is a trend. Even if our system is also, steel is factory production, others are handmade.” Through the network platform, the open architecture profession, in addition to producing steel structure, provides independent research and development of light steel building system, Xie Yingjun An ideal is to develop a platform in the future, allowing users to use the system to design the desired house, which is quite open source architecture (Open-source architecture). "There are a lot of indirect costs for housing production. If you integrate through the Internet, these can be compressed. So the most important thing is that the structure should be perfectly digital." It seems that there will be more work on the mobile phone in the future. Not only remote control, but even the world, he has provided his home improvement system to all those who need it at a reasonable price. However, those areas that cannot be connected still have to go out in person. "Our next case is in the Syrian border in Turkey. Many people are involved in the reconstruction. The sergeant received us to go to the office, and it was beautiful, because it was just covered, and the previous one was blown up." Xie Yingjun said with an understatement, his eyes It is as sharp and firm as it can be. ...

Atypical semi-agricultural life fleeing to the edge of the city: the joy of the mountain photographer Chen Minjia

If you have a field that is similar to "home" in nature, how do you want to live? Photographer Chen Minjia is breaking the urban life thinking in the "work" experimental field on the north coast mountain, and is moving towards self-sufficiency. In the age of self-created, the day of the visit between the forests and the forests 2.0 was just the day after the renovation of the factory. The first time I saw the guests, Chen Minjia drove us on the mountain road, and suddenly bent into the narrow path, then drove. Into the farmland. At this time, he greeted the busy farmer in the field. When everyone looked at the crops in the field, another turn, as the car progressed, the legendary "worker" gradually showed its full appearance among the trees. Just like the modern version of the Peach Blossom Spring, you must have experienced the rugged utopia. Choosing to stay away from the city, Chen Minjia will also go to work on the mountain to live the labor. In addition to commercial photography and outdoor shooting missions, he also filmed a documentary about Bunun hunters with friends at an idle pace. From 2015, I started to build a cabin model and completed the construction of the cabin with my architect friends. The process went through three typhoons and slammed the door to him. Finally, I completed my own garden in several times to clean up and expand. Here, the life of the workers is more and more abundant, and the safety and comfort requirements of the cottages are becoming more and more stressful. In order to withstand climate change, this year Chen Minjia began to carry out renovation work, not only to build a roof to improve drainage, but also to refer to the Japanese method of burning fir, to solve the problem of moisture with carbonized wood. We are curious about the small space covered with stones on the side of the factory. It has the image of a Japanese garden. Chen Minjia said: "This is like the "earth" of traditional Japanese houses. It allows me to cook without taking off my shoes. Workmanship, of course, is also in response to the often rainy climate.” While continuing to deal with nature through physical labor, he also began to invest in some micro-foundations or research with a sense of accomplishment, such as natural farming, natural power generation, small irrigation systems, The use of wood stoves that can reduce the power consumption, continuous experimental dialectic, and now have a little comfortable home. "The appearance of life must be considered together with the land and nature!" From the urban to the suburban island migration process, Chen Minjia mostly conducted life experiments in the factory. Time went back to the "On the Roof" photography project launched in 2009. He used the lens to capture those who still insist on going to dreams in an unbearable environment, and the edge and loneliness are what they have in common. What is the feeling of the edge and loneliness of Chen Minjia's current life? "I like the edge, whether it is an abstract or figurative definition." Chen Minjia said. He used Taiwanese people to pursue the security of mainstream clusters, indicating that the intensity of people's need for security is actually beyond the general imagination. Living on the edge of the city, or even hiding at the edge of the crowd, it is easier to have a perspective of evacuating and observing events. The lonely life with the edge has become the ideal state for Chen Minjia to live happily. "I regard loneliness as a good thing." At present, life can be cultivated independently, and it is revised in the face of constant failure. "Compared to some pioneers who live in the suburbs of Taitung, my mountain life should be very atypical, relatively close to half. Nong Du X (based on a simple and sustainable life, and engaged in the work of personal talent), half-mountain and half-city type." Although part of life still depends on the city, Chen Minjia believes that this non-single life style It is a more practical way of life. Because of work, Chen Minjia records the story for others with his spectator behind the scenes. Today, the life on the edge of the city also makes Chen Minjia start to own his own story. Open the perspective of ideal life, the new solution to the experience of migration and the micro-construction in the mountains, the work of the work has made Chen Minjia's perspective on things change. Taiwanese people are easy to develop the limitations of being familiar with a single major because of education and social division of labor. The work of the workers makes him "more manly". It is like a house that can now build a shelter from the rain. It can also be used for logging and firing. Do basic woodworking and land preparation. "Maybe in a few years, I can make more elaborate wooden furniture, beekeeping, raising chickens, and implementing natural farming methods. If there is no mountain life in front of me, my life may still be doing things that have not changed for decades. Chen Minjia said. Not only does it enrich personal skills, but the mountain labor also subtly brings more positive energy to him. "The most obvious thing is that when the work encounters setbacks, the temper becomes super good and very patient." Chen Minjia said. At this moment, what is an ideal life for Chen Minjia? "The government does not interfere excessively with the freedom of the people. I am not talking about the freedom of martial law. When I am hiking in the polar circle of Sweden, I see the real "freedom of roaming"; in the experience of mountaineering and camping in the West, I see In the United States, we have a respectful attitude towards how people camp, fire, climb, etc. on public land. In the management of foreign countries, we are focusing on ecological sustainable management and education. Life will not be banned.” In terms of the relationship between people and the environment, Chen Minjia believes that in addition to living at home, he can also think about expanding the scale of life, including forests, flowing water, farming, and even animals in the mountains. "Is this unrealistic? Taiwan has about 60% of the forest coverage rate. In theory, there should be a lot of opportunities for "Lishan life". So why most people can only keep small in expensive small houses. Fortunately?" Chen Minjia said. On the day of the interview, Chen Minjia’s day labor came to an end. He and the friends who worked together gathered around the fire, enjoyed dinner, and celebrated the renovation of the work. Chen Minjia said that there are many objects in the house that were left behind by this group of partners. It is also a re-enactment of past work scenes. In the future, he also hopes to connect the surrounding mountain forest activities with friends, of course, self-sufficiency. The ultimate ideal will continue. Text / Chen Yuhua Photo / Zhang Yilin [This article is a collaboration article for Polysh x La Vie activists] Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting stories of creative characters.

The seclusion philosopher in the old house of the millstone: the beautiful corner of the Xiamen Street in Taipei, the habitat of the immortals

The goods in the store are the objects that the manager has seen, bringing back stories and beautiful objects. Through the space display, they re-visit the public in a different way and convey the style of the owner of the store. taste. In the drizzle morning, I came to the Qixian furnishings/selection store. Just like the name of the store, "Xi Xian", hiding the old house space on the second-hand furniture street, everyone must follow the narrow stone staircase. There is a sense of "the immortal habitat" in this place. All kinds of lamps in the dim space, bright warm yellow tone, those wooden furniture and glass objects, also with a distinctive attitude, describe the beauty and lifestyle of the subject. From the collection to the furnishings of the creators, when talking with the store manager on the second floor to talk about the business content of Qixian, the owner Sophie has quickly changed the position of the furniture on the third floor; after sitting down, she shared the wall with us. The calligraphy inscription of the calligrapher Lin Yan, which is both simple and modern, appeals to her. "I feel that beautiful things have a common language," Sophie said. From the time of the student, he often used to dig treasures in the flea market, and often used his own room as the experimental field for the change of furnishings. Even after studying in the clothing design department and then living in France, he experienced the window design in the department store and even went to the brand. With a variety of image design and other work, Sophie continues to use a variety of beautiful language through "collection" and "articles." Sophie, which has a very high sensitivity to space, like "space detective", often enters a space and can quickly "scan" the selection and decoration of objects through the personality of humidity and light perception space. She used to run restaurants and shops in the past, but also because of the unique view of the space, and was promoted as a consultant by the boutique brand. With the specialization of space furnishings, Sophie established the Qixian Design Studio in the old house of the Japanese occupation period, which was originally used as a home in 2016, and began to extend its preference for beauty to provide interior design and display design services. In 2017, the company operated the "Hao Xian Furnishing / Prescription" on the original site to show more space imagination in combination with the combined operation of selection, meals and display. Furnishing with the essence of things "I am a person who likes change very much." Sophie laughs heartily, and every time people come to the habitat, they can find the unique furnishings of each corner, which is the best proof. She is not a professional background in interior design, but also provides related design or space furnishings services, and has studied many books related to aesthetics and design. Since the establishment of the studio, Sophie believes that the most important thing in display design is to understand the needs of the owners and to communicate in a way that is closer to people. "I also read Fengshui and Yijing." In order to be built in a cultural language close to others. Suitable space. At present, the furniture and furniture that can be seen in Qixian are composed of non-specific areas and styles, all of which are collected by Sophie from all over Taiwan. "Whenever I want to bring back something, I always imagine what I have seen the best of this kind of thing." Sophie immediately pointed to the wicker chair I was sitting on and began to study its proportions and chairs. The design of the back curvature and the arrangement of the lines, for her, the choice is to "see the essence of the object". By interpreting it, we can choose the one that I feel is the most worthwhile to take away. The same is true of furnishings. When Sophie shares the method of setting up the space of the immortal, it starts from the interpretation of the object, and then finds the corresponding association in the space, including the proportion, material and color. She also used the experience of brand work in the past to show that "fostering is a desire", just as the brand creates people's sense of identity and encourages people to have a desire to consume. "So I have a lot of desires." Sophie looked at the space in front of him and said with a smile. . At the end of the visit, the dark sky gradually brightened. When we returned to the second floor, we suddenly found that the decoration changed with different light perceptions and atmosphere. Like the name of this space, Sophie seems to have a magical power, can create a fickle corner like a fairy, so that people can see a new landscape in each turn. Qixian furnishings / selection of places...

Let the building talk to the earth: Japanese architect Nakamura Tachikawa designed for nature

Hiroshi Nakamura, a new Japanese architect, studied practice at the master of construction, and at the age of 28, he established the architectural firm NAP Architects. He is good at using natural materials and combining local culture for architectural design. After his skill, he always connects the building with the environment, and even gives the building materials vitality and arouses the unique emotions in the space. "The details of the design can be seen in the architect's intentions." Nakamura Takuya, who once said this in his speech, believes that architecture should not be just an architectural entity, but should form a sense of unity with the environmental space. Different from the architects who focus on the Japanese market, Nakamura is standing in Japan and looking at the international market. His ideas also have a global perspective, which is the key to his openness in the international arena. He once said that the world is diverse and multicultural. Everyone has different thinking. Even in different time and space, when everyone does the same thing, it forms a whole and a social effect. Such a phenomenon can also find clues in architecture. Nakamura said that not only in Japan, but also overseas, more and more people admire buildings that are connected with nature. He believes that such ideas can resonate across national borders. Very nice thing. The ribbon church in Hiroshima, Japan, can be said to be the masterpiece of Nakamura Takuya. The double spiral staircase is inspired by the ribbon. The church is slowly rising around the church. Large glass surrounds the church. Natural sunlight brings temperature to the building. Jingtai can also overlook the Seto Inland Sea. The entire white building is situated in the woods and is full of modern design yet successfully blended with nature. Nakamura, who used the architectural structure to interpret the meaning of marriage, also revealed that the representative church was designed for the love of his wife, and he also proposed to his wife when he was completed. The romantic atmosphere not only makes Ribbon Church the first choice for many newcomers to marry, but also was included in the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which is known as the Oscar of architecture in 2015. Another building in the forest, the Sayama Forest Chapel (reviewed in full), is also from the hands of Nakamura's Tochigi, and the tranquility of the temple is a wooden building that imagines blueprints, presenting the traditional flavor of Japan and also showing The sense of integration between architecture and the environment. In addition to creating a link between the building and the environment, how to make the building contribute to the environment is a question that Nakamura has been thinking about. Sakae-machi in Tokushima Prefecture is one of the best environmentally friendly towns in Japan. There are as many as 34 kinds of garbage sorting. Nakamura Tochi is here to build the Kamikatz Public House, which allows buildings to be built on the road of “circulating society”. contribution. Based on the concept of "Reuse.Reduce.Recycle", the Kami-cho Public Building is not only an environmentally-friendly building, but also promotes the local economy and sightseeing. The environmental concept of the entire building is more sustainable and more meaningful to the environment. . What do you think of the relationship between architecture and nature? I hope that people who use architecture can have a closer relationship with nature in terms of material and spiritual, so my goal is to make a design that allows both buildings and nature to positively influence each other. In order to achieve such a goal, we will conduct a thorough investigation. The shape of the trees, the texture of the trees, and the greenery and aroma, because each tree has a different expression, we will decide the design for such changes. I want to be like a garden finder, to clear my ears in the various environmental conditions on the spot, while working and talking to nature. . In Japan, what is the difference between architectural design in nature and Europe and America? Compared to talking about the difference between Japan and Europe and America, I personally find it interesting that there are a group of like-minded people in this world. Everyone grows up in different environments, but they hold the ideal of "what seems to be better" in the modern society. This unanimous idea has crossed the borders of Japan and has resonated overseas. I have also carried out some projects in Japan, especially those from overseas, which always make me feel the strong pursuit of ideals in nature. . What kind of philosophy of life do people who want to create a living environment in nature? More and more people are beginning to resent the living environment created by artificial and chemical materials. They want to have a home that is connected to the environment, including the materials that are needed in life. So I let the materials such as trees and space echo each other, making life and nature closer. In the future, I hope that people can cherish such living environment and create opportunities for hope and imagination in the environment. This is the most ideal state. . What is your ideal life? Still have to have natural elements! So I hope to continue to create a building that will take the beauty of nature to the next level! Text / 陈岱华Photo/ Koji Fujii/ Nacasa and...

Freeing the life from the illegal spirit on the wall: From Paris to New Delhi, the first graffiti artist C215 in India

Before I knew C215, I thought that graffiti is a kind of damage to the urban beauty. After I knew C215, I started to search for graffiti that might be left on the trash can, brick wall, and lift door on the way to and from work. Imagine the graffiti brain. The rebellion in the middle, the cry of social injustice, every thick line and the point of fainting, is like the exclamation point of the loudest volume. C215 is called Christian Guemy. Just like TAKI 183, JULIO 204, FRANK 207, these famous graffiti take the pseudonym of the street number. Among them, TAKI183 is the first graffiti artist. Christian Guemy thinks the number is like a prisoner number, symbolizing graffiti. The illegal spirit of art and rebellion. For him, life is sometimes like a prison, we are just a nameless pawn. In the face of such illegal artistic behavior, why did C215 choose to disclose its real name? "When you paint on a train, public building or a blank wall, you will certainly want to protect yourself. But for me, I try to paint beautiful things. These art can be understood. I don't think I The process of creation is very savage. On the contrary, it reflects the good life in the local area.” He likes to paint in each city. The favorite city is “the next city”, from lifestyle, cultural uniqueness, architecture and even law. In the city in his eyes, through the "experimental creation" graffiti on the wall, and thus get the experience of new things, spending a lot of airfare and travel graffiti is very worthwhile for the C215. Wandering on the edge of contemporary art may be more conservative. From the 1990s when Indian contemporary art emerged in the world market, no artist chose to create on the wall until C215 came from Paris and became the first in India. Created by graffiti artists. Like the early death of the Indian female painter Amrita Sher-Gil, the $1.5 million high-priced "Village" and the $1.36 million deal with Francis Newton Souza's "Men and Women" are full of Indian culture; C215's graffiti art Every pair of eyes, some from the market hawkers, some passing girls, even the local goats and cats become his material; his art is "unexpected art", everyone can touch, also India The beauty of New Delhi is pushed to the world by the eyes of photographers and the pens of writers. Unlike the twisted words in New York, canned paints have been available everywhere since the early 1970s, and New York’s brick walls from the subway cars to the platforms and toilets are filled with the vivid colors painted by graffiti; these are Painting the site is also a rebellion. Nowadays, with the development of graffiti art, the simple twisting of text has more effects such as 3D and bubbles. Even with some paintings, it is still mainly text. The C215 from France is dominated by "characters". There is no violent factor. It is only from the eyes of the people in the painting, those uneasiness, loneliness, defense or innocence. This is the way he uses to write humanities; He began to extensively explore language, art history and history, so he could portray the expression of the characters so deeply. ...

Zaha Hadid's only private home design debuts in Moscow Forest! The space ship building built by the Russian tycoon

If you have an unlimited budget, which architect would you like to invite to design your home? For Vladislav Doronin, a Russian billionaire and CEO of OKO Group, who is also a real estate company, Zaha Hadid, who is good at converting fantasy images into real existence and giving the building a sexy streamlined "architect", is undoubtedly The best building trader in his heart. Unlike Zaha Hadid's other public design projects, as the only private residential design in his lifetime, this stylish villa, hidden in the forest town of Barvikha, Moscow, also has Zaha's striking architectural dance lines, but more appropriate to describe it. It is like a spaceship that landed in the world. Capital Hill Residence full of future technology (Capital Hill Residence is the only private residential design project that Zaha Hadid participated in during her lifetime, she died in 2016, and then was built by the construction team partner and partner Patrik Schumacher). The exterior of the white building is surrounded by lush green forests. Although the area is known as the Russian version of Beverly Hills, Vladislav Doronin has spent a lot of money to buy vast land and deliberately avoid the sight of the neighbors. With a strong focus on privacy, he hopes that Zaha Hadid can create a house that does not interfere with anyone and can "get up in the morning and open his eyes to see the blue sky"; and because the surrounding forest is 20 meters high, in order to achieve This requirement, the highest point of the house must at least break through this height. Unlike the construction of a spacious but low-end villa, the most distinctive feature of the Capital Hill Residence itself is its mobility, which not only coordinates with the adjacent hillside landscape, but also focuses on satisfying customers. The need to put the tower concept into the building to create a top floor space that rises to the sky and is 35 meters high, allowing people to enjoy the endless natural beauty indoors. The villa is divided into four floors. The basement is mainly for leisure space, including sauna and fitness area. The ground floor includes living room, dining room, kitchen, indoor swimming pool and garage. The second floor is the main entrance and hall. The rooms, library and children's room are also on this building; the third floor on the top is used for the main bedroom and lounge, as well as the observation deck. The ground floor and the upper building are connected by a column of three concrete structures, and two columns are designed with a transparent glass elevator and stairs. The top of the building is supported by a hyperboloid concrete structure, plus...