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Architecture is a mediator, which exists everywhere - its basic elements of geometry, signatures of materiality, it bonds with and relates to everything.

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Lonely Island - Underwater Exhibition

Instructor: Fuying Liu
Site: Art School of UCLA, CA US
Year:  2017 Spring
Team Work with: Wei He, Yuanyuan Li, Zhiyi Wei
    There was a news recorded by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that they discovered a polar bear in Scotland on April 1st, 2017. However, the polar bear was used to live in Svalbard. It floated about 3000 kilometers to Scotland on an ice cap, and the reason why this phenomenon happened is that global warming caused climate temperature to increase. Then the glaciers smashed to ice caps and ice chips. Furthermore, data tracking suggests more polar bears are likely to follow the same route in the coming months and years as the ice cap continues to diminish.

    Because of destructive human activities, the greenhouse effect has accelerated. It said that there would be no ice in the summer of the Arctic soon. In addition to enjoying the view of the Arctic, we hope that our design will alert people that the urgency of saving nature. The concept bases on the gap between humans and nature, which represented the division between the Terrestrial Area and the Marine Area of our building only with an ice cracks-like path in the middle.
    So the building’s appearance symbolizes the melting glacier and ice. The Terrestrial Area inserts into rocks beneath land while the Marine Area diving under the sea, only a few spaces lift from under building upon sea level. These spaces not only provide great views on any sight with glass but also float anywhere, which makes visitors have the same feel as a polar bear.