空格建筑Interval Architects

iBuddha
瞬间造像

Location 地点: Urban cracks 城市缝隙

Type 类型: Spiritual/Research 精神场所/研究

iBuddha represents a contemporary Buddhist space which is instant, interactive and individual. 

It is an urban installation consisting of a matrix of movable horizontally-placed rods.  When people approaches it, the rods shift backwards and iBuddha is transformed into an abstracted Buddha statue.

 

Traditional Buddhist temples are losing their status as a spiritual place for believers of the religion.  Monumental in scale, they are becoming attraction for picture-taking tourists.  What is left with temples is a mere symbol of Buddhism.  iBuddha therefore intends to create a spiritual setting that challenge the conventional image of Buddhism.

Inserting into various kinds of public space such as gaps between buildings, spaces under pedestrian bridges or an open plaza, iBuddha performs as a city sculpture and a place of worship simultaneously.  It is more convenient to reach.  Worships are made easy, efficient and personal.  It is a device that redefine the use of public space and revitalizes the city.

We believe that the instant creation of such a micro-Buddhism environment will generate an interactive and individual spiritual space that re-interpret the notion of Buddhism.

iBuddha代表了瞬间,互动与个人化的新世代佛教空间。“i”分别代表“instant, interactive, individual"。对匆匆路过的人而言,这只是个像素块一样的城市雕塑,只要当人停下来寻求宁静时,它上方的摄像监控才会触发电源,显现出预设的佛像轮廓。

随着不可遏制的旅游热潮,寺庙在人的眼中,渐渐退化成一个可以拍纪念照片的符号性场所。旅游景点熙熙攘攘来去匆匆的人流,也消磨了寺庙作为精神性场所的庄严和宁静。

将iBuddha植入城市中一些就在我们周围,却视而不见的空间——这些空间可以是两栋沿街建筑间狭小的缝隙,可以是一个广场的尽头,可以是积满灰尘的天桥底下。iBuhha计划,不仅重新定义了这些区域,也是对城市的一种激活。

我们相信,这一瞬时性的宗教场所,将能为人们提供更加互动和个人化的微精神空间。