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Yu Ruei, Liou / Taiwan


Describe a marginalized person you choose.

  • Age  28

  • Sex  Male

  • The person’s major condition you are trying to deal with.

1. He is a little boy and homeless.

2. He was be bullied.

3. He slept with a dog beside tourist attraction square.

  • Describe the design intent for the chosen person.

1. I want to design a shelter for the child. It can provide basic protected space for him.

2. I wish it could feel secured, and identical with others.

3. The shelter surface's illustration like air grille to connect with belief.

4. Lovely temporary dwelling gives he simple but spiritual support.

Design Statement

Main theme

Describe the one whom I am willing to care
A slovenly little child slept with a dog beside tourist attraction square while I traveled in Nepal. His face was scribbled
by the ones.

Cultural code is a structure that composed of inherent disposition. It internalized personal behavior such a nature itself
and steady, but unawareness. Habitus connects cultural code with personal behavior. It’s a subjective, deep-rooted, as
a matter of course thing to do. However, it is a process springs from socialization and education which reflects taste of
community, social rank, and manner.
Globalization is the power of change with localism and religion. But, others still can find out the cultural code with daily
life, which even adjust, carry on and create itself. The continuity of sign creates unlimited possibilities under the

Story Line (Design Development & Method of installation)
I would like to design a shelter for a slovenly little child slept with a dog beside tourist attraction square in Kathmandu.
Shelter is designed by geometric 􀈹 the most common patterns in native person life of Nepal. First, it can provide
basic protected space for the child. However, shelter surface’s illustration like air grille that can help circulation and
sight in interior.
Those shelters could be assembled beauty of landscape such like saree pattern while certain amount.


The Bagmati River runs through the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. It’s considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists.
Nevertheless, water pollution remains a challenging issue for sustainable development of city.
The little boy picks up plastic tubes, woven bags and ropes from Bagmati River. Then, to construct of the shelter.
The idea start from geometric, because it is seen everywhere of native life. For instance, weaving cloth, pattern on
saree, window of temple, dwelling decorated with carving by stone or wood.
According the little boy taste and daily routine to make the shelter. Plastic woven bags could be changeable.
He stays in the shelter to take a rest, and then daydream.
Plastic cover could be make like air grille that with similar function not only let interior temperature lower, but also
connects with belief. In the meantime, the outside people are hard to see inside clearly.
Lovely temporary dwelling gives he simple but spiritual support. He could feel secured, protected, and identical with
It could be a canopy without restrictions to communicate with others.

Plastic tubes, Plastic woven bags and ropes