City in Sky, Wuhan, China / AA-lab



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建筑师:穆威、左颂玟(Sam Cho)、余辉

Architects: Mu Wei, Sam Cho, Yu Hui
Location: Wuhan, China
Architect In Charge: Yu Hui
Structure: natural bamboo
Contractor: 39 kids and families from Natur Organic Life, AaL volunteer students
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Li Xiao, Jiang Jiang




Planting Architecture/种植建筑




This kids’ workshop is organized by Natur Organic Life, 36 children and their parents
participated in the 3-month workshop at weekend.

“City In Sky” is an experimental project. In other words, we’re trying to use such kind of
project to explore the boundary of architecture, when we are 30 years old.
It’s dubious to define “City In Sky” as a house or building. Because I regard it as a city
belongs to children; it’s also hard to tell “City In Sky” designed by a certain architect,
because 39 children, the “kid-architects” demonstrated the design in their minds by
sketching and modeling; I’m even not willing to see it as a complete artificiality. Due to
the alive bamboo as part of the structure, that makes it possible to allow the floating city
to grow.






1 材料和结构:活的竹子能否作为结构存在?
3 建造方式:房子能否是种植出来的?结构构件能否轻盈到孩子可以参与建造?



When I was a child, the first time I was standing in the bamboo forest, I began to imagine
if there would be an invisible city floating among the bamboo. So “City In Sky” provides
us with the potential possibilities of architecture:
1 Materials and Structures: Can alive bamboo be part of the structure?
2 Who can design: Do young children possess the ability to describe the architectural
space and make it real? 
3 The way of Construction: Can a building be built by planting? Are the structure
elements light enough to allow children to join on-site work?
4 Relationship between Architecture and Nature: Does architecture mean physical
creation?Or it can be another approach of materiality by operating nature?
Bamboo is an amazing material for structure. We transplant alive bamboo to make two
bamboo houses by 3m*3m*8m standards. Jointed and fixed by transverse components,
as open-air terraces and playroom for children, the bamboo houses are also part of the
whole architectural landscape.

We use natural bamboo as bear loading structure of “City In Sky”. The building is
separated into 8 bamboo structural units by 3m*3m standards. We create 90㎡ floorage
by using only 3㎡ foundation area. The inverted pyramid form makes the houses seem
floating in the air. Two “planted” building can be regarded as space prototype of upward
cities. Every kid could work on their own house. And the gathering of bamboo houses
make it a urban spatial form of neighborhood.











筋混混凝土之外的建造方式,中国式的应试教育也让孩子的童年被更多的培训课程 充

让我引用卡尔维诺(Italo Calvino)的一段文字来表达这次建造的感受:

城市与天空 3
之外,到莎克拉来的旅客只能看见城的小部分。如果你问,“莎 克拉的建筑工程为什么总
回答说:“这么着,朽败就不可能开始。”如果 你追问他们是不是害怕一旦拆掉足台,城就



In 2012, 60% global concrete production was contributed by in China, which consumed
42% aluminum material in the world. Fewer and fewer architects know how to build
besides using concrete and steel structure. Chinese exam-oriented education makes
children’s childhood occupied by extra-curricular training. Based on the theme of
architecture, by allowing children taking part to build the house blending with nature,
“City In Sky” makes it more vivid to help children understand the nature, tools, building
and even the real life itself.

I’d like to quote Italo Calvino to express my feeling about this workshop:

Cities and the Sky 3.
Those who arrive at Thekla can see little of the city, beyond the plank fences, the
sackcloth screens, the scaffoldings, the metal armatures, the wooden catwalks hanging
from ropes or supported by sawhorses, the ladders, the trestles. If you ask "Why is
Thekla's construction taking such a long time?" the inhabitants continue hoisting sacks,
lowering leaded strings, moving long brushes up and down, as they answer "So that it's
destruction cannot begin." And if asked whether they fear that, once the scaffoldings
are removed, the city may begin to crumble and fall to pieces, they add hastily, in a
whisper, "Not only the city."
If, dissatisfied with the answers, someone puts his eye to a crack in a fence, he sees
cranes pulling up other cranes, scaffoldings that embrace other scaffoldings, beams
that prop up other beams. "What meaning does your construction have?" he asks.
"What is the aim of a city under construction unless it is a city? Where is the plan you
are following, the blueprint?"
"We will show it to you as soon as the working day is over; we cannot interrupt our work
now," they answer.
Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is filled with stars.
"There is the blueprint," they say.
One message I texted to Chenfeng from Natur Organic Life recently: someone
maintaining the house? Did you water the house?

“Did you water the house? ”

This might be the best way to describe the project.







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27 评论

  1. 能生长的建筑·····这是个很好的点子···但从没人做成功过····

  2. 非常不错,看着有点小激动呢[笑]

  3. 这种让小朋友参与设计与建造的探索项目真的超赞呐

  4. 竹子还是青的时候就拿来做这个构筑物,等柱子干了以后会变形和开裂的。

  5. good ideal

  6. 特别好奇这样的项目的甲方是谁,赞助方式谁,建造资金怎么运作!有人知道吗?

  7. 想起自己曾经做过的系列小品名字也叫“天空之城"……感触很多啊~~~那群孩子真幸运,也许这样小小的举动会让他们未来的人生有所不同……

  8. 武汉也有实验性的建造了,赞!

  9. 柯布 不开心咧

  10. 最后一张图,我也笑了

  11. 好赞!!!好喜欢!!!!!!!!!!!!!最后一张图我就给呵呵了!!!哈哈哈~~

  12. 这个小建筑极具生态性和生长性,若干年之后,随着竹子的成长,其结构的作用欲强;另外也是对冷漠的现代的一种批判性探索。

  13. 这个想法真的很有创意

  14. 家乡也有好的构筑物作品了,赞一个!!!

  15. 非常喜欢

  16. 虽然有点危险隐患 但是实践的目的还是不错的 让建筑变的我们所认识的建筑之外 这样可以带来点新鲜血液吧。

  17. 非常有趣,不仅考虑了儿童的活动,还考虑了儿童的尺度感,还考虑了儿童的参与性,还考虑了柯布。。。

  18. 个人认为这是gooood上的最佳作品

  19. 大赞最后一张!

  20. 最后一张图亮了

  21. 想法真得很不错,呈现”原生态“建筑。

  22. 非常喜欢,现在越来越多的设计师逐步从关注儿童自身的喜好出发,进行儿童游乐场地交互设计,而不是为了游乐设施而购置现成的设备敷衍了事,力挺!!!

  23. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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