A Trip through Antireality in Design

What does Antireality mean to you in your work?

Antireality: Antireality is a conceptual room in my own imagination, where structural truth does not prevent me from exploring designs I cannot create in terms of that paradigm.

It is my escape from my daily existence: A dreamlike record of my vision for an idealistic world, aiming to stimulate other peoples’ imagination.

I draw my ideas from the natural world of plants and animals. Things I notice when I leave the city to spend time in nature.

So architecture and nature could harmonize together? Tell me more.

Antireality: Everything, you, I, plants, animals, buildings have their existence in nature. I like to imagine how these realities could merge. So you’ll notice organic images fusing with structures in my antireality imagination.

This is my internal world where I am free to play with forms, shapes, dimensions and colors without having to take account of objective reality. In a sense I am antireal in this mode.

What are the drivers and motives behind your antirealism?

Antireality: I try to deliberately escape the ‘rules’ of objective reality. In other words, I don’t limit myself in terms of architectural language. But this does not mean you will not discover common conceptual themes in my work, although my design philosophy prevents them for becoming limitations on my style.

At the moment I am in a mode of creating idealistic, semi-real extensions of what I see about me. But this does not mean I have made this a rule either. I may be doing something else later to get away from daily routine.

So the Antireality posts on Instagram question the current reality?

Antireality: Yes they do, and through them I want you to see the relationship between architecture, nature and people in a different light. I want to submerge you in an alternative world that challenges your assumptions about these things.

Each of the Instagram creations is on the boundary of what is real and possible, and where fantasy begins. They are akin to that phase of sleep where you can still consciously experience your dreams.

So your Antireality designs are not your own deliberate creation?

Antireality: Antireality designs occupy space beyond the bounds of human logic, similar to dreams when entering sleep. We have to shed our external reference points first before they are possible to create.

I form my designs by day-dreaming white space, until a concept appears in my virtual canvas. Only then can I begin my work, although sometimes I have to fan the flame of the idea.



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