The Language of Vision


Location: Canterbury


“Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”


From the site analysis and architectural promenade of Canterbury, it was shown that Canterbury Castle is much further away from the town centre. In The Language of Vision, Canterbury Castle conceptually joins Facebook as a lonely castle, so he can then become friends with Canterbury Cathedral, Dane John Gardens, London Eye etc, and expand and network with other places across the world. In order for the networking to work, a labyrinth is installed. The labyrinth is formed from the well, which historically had a purpose for fetching water. Now, as a tourist site, it’s been neglected. Due to the lack of respect, Canterbury Castle decides to take it’s revenge on the human population, to explode and form the labyrinth starting from the well.


As the labyrinth has taken over, humans have no objection but to explore the area more in a curious manner, inside and outside the labyrinth. It will take people off their predictable paths and make them more aware of areas in Canterbury and eventually the world. The project challenges the idea of utopia and dystopia, which was inspired by films such as Inception, The Book of Eli, and architecture group Superstudio.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​





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