Within

Within

Student Author: 
Andrea Ng & Alice Song
Date: 
June 2015
Supervisor(s): 
Maya Przybylski

A folklore or common practice found in certain east asian cultures believes that if one holds a secret that becomes unbearable and troublesome, the burden of the secret would have to be relieved. A pilgrim would be made into the forest where the pilgrim find a tree with a hole that ‘speaks to him’. He will then muffle his face in that hole and pour out secret that was burdening him. He then returns to his place among other people and resumes his daily life.

Based on the structure of leaving society to isolate ‘the self’ and entering the interior of a forest - a place where control is limited and self-consciousness runs wild, the cabin is designed as a primer to prepare the user for confessing, spilling secrets and looking inwards - a way towards inward liberation.