專欄二。日常建築的價值

  Column 2nd The Value of Everyday Architecture 

在臺灣人的日常生活中,「構築」的經驗深植在每一個人心中,因應每個人生活的需求與慾望所產生的日常建築,創造了臺灣的都市風景。它緊密的連結著人們的生活、社會網絡,扣合著強烈的自主意識、以及多元壅塞的集體意識。這些與人民生活並存共生的日常建築,來自於集體的力量與智慧。使用輕巧、簡單、快速、普及的在地材料與回收材料,體現臺灣人日常生活與在地環境的對應關係。日常建築的價值在於透過每個人真實的需求產生構築行為,這些建築背後的故事,無非是對更好的生活環境與空間所作的實際行動。與此同時,它更是提供了一個絕佳滲入日常生活中的「再製」平台,建築師在當代的角色應將更加關注於人民的日常,並從中獲得啟發,這已是當代建築師必須刻不容緩面對的趨勢與議題。
透過此次的雙年展,傾聽臺灣建築98% 的常民構築經驗和故事,並從中理出臺灣人民面對各自身處的環境下,為了更理想的生活空間所作的行動。藉由邀請社會中各個實踐家參予這次的展覽,分享他們實踐背後的理念,讓更多人們看見他們帶給臺灣在地的微型改變。此次策展作為一種臺灣當代建築的觀察、論述與再詮釋,希望透過所有人的眼睛,發掘日常建築的價值。全民徵件蒐集回來的影像是臺灣常民構築的樣貌,也將會是展覽的一大資料庫,讓世界各地的人們看見臺灣日常建築的風景,透過明信片的形式,將這些臺灣日常建築風景帶至遠方的威尼斯建築雙年展,更將讓展覽的理念寄到世界各個角落。

In the everyday life of Taiwanese people, the experience of “architecture” is deeply planted in everyone’s heart. Everyday architecture that emerges to meet people’s needs and desires in life has created Taiwan’s urban landscape. It is closely linked to people’s life and social network, and embodies powerful autonomous consciousness and diverse and congested collective consciousness. These everyday architectures that live among and coexist with people come from collective power and wisdom. Using lightweight, simple, quick, and common local materials and recycled materials, the buildings manifest the corresponding relation between Taiwanese everyday life and local environment. The value of everyday architecture lies in the tectonic actions resulted from everyone’s real needs. These buildings are the actual actions taken by the people to create better living environment and spaces. Also, they provide a wonderful “remaking” platform that permeates everyday life. The contemporary role of architects should place more emphasis on people’s daily life, and find inspiration in it. This is an inevitable trend and issue all contemporary architects shall face. Listen to the commoners’ tectonic experiences and stories of the 98% of Taiwan’s architectures at this year’s biennale, and learn from which the actions taken by Taiwanese people for a more ideal living space under the various circumstances they face. By inviting various practitioners from the society to partake in this exhibition, and share the principles behind their actions, this exhibition allows more people to see the minor local changes these individuals have brought to Taiwan. As an observation, discourse, and reinterpretation on Taiwan’s contemporary architecture, this exhibition aims to discover the value of everyday architecture through the eyes of all people. The images collected through the open call for submissions reveal the true images of Taiwan’s everyday tectonic. They form a large database for the exhibition, allowing people from all over the world to see Taiwan’s everyday architectural landscapes. Through the format of postcard, these Taiwanese everyday architectures are taken across the world to the Venice Biennale, sending the principle of the exhibition to all corners of the world.