Linghui Li


Folding Sociability



How to redefine the combination of commercial space functions?


Traditionally, commercial spaces always focus on their own primary market in order to operate. However, Folding Sociability try to break this rule by exploring how to adapt space to different kinds of functional uses in different time slots.

The space form was inspired by origami, in which the volume is gradually changed during folding and unfolding. Rethink the spatial structure by engaging with the origami concept of expansion and reduction.

The interior structure changes five times during the day. Spatial functions are defined by surrounding people. From the breakfast booth in the early morning to the bar at midnight. I hope that the revised spatial form will bring participants a different spatial experience. Participant stereotypes could be blurred in transformable spaces, such that the way people entered the space changed during every episode.