Museum of the Origin of Life / Fenhom URO
Museum of the Origin of Life / Fenhom URO
Photographs: Arch-Exist, HUASHENGSTUDIO
Text description provided by the architects. In China, sex culture has always been a topic people are ashamed to discuss. Sex education in China is deficient and the outcome of sex education is generally bad. A year ago, the design team was commissioned to design a museum of sexual culture in Pengzu Mountain. Peng Zu has achieved longevity and health preservation through chamber technique, guiding technique and diet technique. The Origin of Life cultivation hall focuses on peng Zu’s research on chamber technique and related education and folk science. What kind of museum of sexual culture can inspire people to learn more? Ying Zhang, who designed this museum, an architect and interior designer who graduated from Harvard, said the sex culture exhibition hall should popularize sex culture education and life education by the through artistic expression so that the sex education exhibition hall is no longer a place that people refuse to avoid, but people can look like a work of art.
The curve of the human body is the source of life and the inspiration for the entire composition of space. The design team extracted the stretching, zigzagging, and rippling relationships of the body in space, and developed a unique and distinctive three-dimensional curved wall with an aesthetic feel just like sculpture. In designing the entire vestibule of the Origin of Life Culture Museum, the design team walks the entire vestibule through two curved staircases, one up and the other down. The two staircases are intertwined from the perspective of the vestibule, involving male and female roles in both sexes. They face each other independently, but equally.
In the showroom design process, the design team is not only limited to the study of spatial modeling, but also the whole process of sexual culture and history. They discovered such a phenomenon: for a long time, female sexual behavior was subjected to endless misunderstandings and condemnations, even to be “demonized” to control the means of controlling the female body and mind, in the study of historical culture. We also see a lot as the “chastity memorial ark” of the inequality constraints of women. The development of sexual culture reflects changes in the relationship between men and women in social life. With the rise of female power, more and more people are realizing that each of us should have the right to enjoy safe, comfortable and satisfying sexual behavior and pleasure. From understanding sex, from discussing sex to enjoying sex, society should be equal to treat every woman as an independent individual, and not as a man’s accessory. The life source of science and cultural education, which is a very important point, is gender equality, that is, equality of life. Our sex education must make people understand that sex is a business between men and women; there is no hierarchy.
Through historical research of sexual culture, the design team set up four different showrooms in the showroom: Tiandi, Yunyu, Liuli and Present. The four exhibition halls correspond to four themes: the origin of life (exhibition hall on adolescent sex education), sexual intercourse, gender oppression that has arisen in history, social psychological counseling current and thinking.
The spatial atmosphere presented in each exhibition hall is different, corresponding to the logic of the spatial motion line “rise, inherit, turn and combine”. For example, the showroom of heaven and earth is the source of life for all things, so it is bright and joyful; Liuli Exhibition Hall focuses on the gender oppression and stereotypes that men and women have suffered over the long history at home and abroad, while the sense of space is oppressive and dark.
Architectural design extracts the abstract concept of the combination of Yin and Yang, spatial interior design extracts the curved language of the human body and all the design logic of the landscape, architecture, and then the interior in one progressive spatial relationship. Each part of the modeling has a basis, not for modeling, but through visual artistic expression, narrative design through space design logic, moving line and room layout logic. ‘exposure.
By this body art showroom design, the design team hope to attract more people to visit the sexual culture showroom, more information about popular science education, respect for the life is equal, society can pay more attention to the equal rights of women in sex and prevention more minor tragedy caused by lack of information on sex education.