Transit – Prototyping Future Domestic Space
The current housing inefficiency is not only due to the obsolescence of the policies of housing but the inability of finding an eligible answer to our domestic habits and realms. The radical transformation in the family structure, in gender roles, social inequality, mass migration and temporality have demanded the search for a new mode of living for the new domestic entity – The Post-Internet Nomad. A globalized entity unattached to conventionalisms and traditions whom, without feeling the need of pertinence or attachment displaces from city to city according to his labor or demands.
Transit responds to the necessities idealizing a global franchise of tower complexes interconnected between them, intervening on post-industrial infrastructures to facilitate mobility in developed countries. The access to the towers will be facilitated by acquiring an annual membership card. The interior of the tower will offer four types of domestic space per floor according to timescale based on the biennale of venezia – Hours|Days, Weeks, Months and Years.
Who influences you graphically?
I take inspiration from a lot of mediums, from comic artists – Chris Ware, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, musicians such as REDARD or Grimes, and Architects – OMA, ELEMENTAL chile, Bollería Industrial, Pier Vittorio Aureli or Andres Jaque.
What dictated your choice of monochromatic palette? What is your take on colour?
Black and White is radical abstraction. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Josef Albers once said that in order for him to dominate the use of colour the way he did , he spent a large part of his life drawing in monochrome.
How does the graphic language relate to the proposal?
I was interested in Archizoom’s and Superstudio’s ‘normcore’ graphics to represent extremely controversial and radical ideologies. Being a monolithic structure I saw it as an opportunity to pay homage to them, using storyboards and comic – vectorial illustrations to map and narrate architecture.
What defined the specific drawings and views you chose to represent the proposal?
My proposal only exists when users inhabit in it . In order to understand the space it was more attractive to draw the space from the user’s point of view or experience and their internal interactions hence the use of axonometric drawings and comic illustrations .
Chenta Tsai is a queer east-asian architect and musician dedicated to political and socio-economic narratives in urban and domestic space @chentatsai. Graduated in the university of Madrid and the Royal College of Music, he is also interested in portraying and reinforcing asian, LGBTQIA and minorities’ rights through his music @putochinomaricon and through different forms of activism.