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Ritualized Domesticity: A Sacred Dwelling Typology

Part 2 Project 2023
Adrian Lee
University of Hong Kong | China
In the modern city, the life of the modern man is increasingly dictated by the mobile device. It gives us access to billions of potential social partners, an endless stream of information and data, and compensates our time and attention with social validation. Whether we like it or not, we often find ourselves glued to our phones. But perhaps on a more infrequent note do we ask ourselves why that is. We might blame ourselves for our short attention spans, or lack of focus, discipline, and willpower. We may feel unworthy and ashamed, wondering why we let our thoughtfulness and relationships slip away, yet a short buzz from our pockets brings us right back to staring at the deep and dark abyss of the glass screens.

Whether we like it or not, our behaviors are being manipulated by our phones, and they are subtly ruining our quality of life. In a modern era that is only becoming more digitalized, the thesis argues that it is now more than ever that we need a separation from our digital selves. And it is here where Architecture’s instrumentality can be reinvigorated and revived.

Adrian Lee


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