Memory Lane - Das Haus at IMM Cologne 2015

Memory Lane - Das Haus at IMM Cologne 2015

Originally conceived from the spatial experience of a typical Shanghainese lilong lane house, the installation begins with a box structure as a formation of "containment as cage," provoking the idea of home as a refuge but at the same time a cage for our possessions and living rituals. A central spine in the form of a solid bridge takes the observer through the various rooms, allowing forced views into the curated settings displayed within these living cages. As the quest for meaning within the realm of philosophy has since antiquity stemmed from the notion of "homecoming", Neri&Hu aims to be provocative and subversive, questioning our preconceived notions of "home", "house", and the objects that occupy these spaces of daily living. Interwoven within and around the memories that occupy a non-physical space (mental, emotional), we hope to bring the audience into a "memory lane" that is at once exploring the future and preserving the past.

2015
A&D Trophy Awards 2015, by Perspective Limited, Hong Kong, ChinaDas Haus, International Architecture Category, Certificate of Excellence
Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2015, by Hong Kong Interior Design Association, Hong Kong, ChinaDas Haus, Installation & Exhibition Space Category, Excellence