About the Scholar: Xi Yue (Kelly) grew up in China and attended The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China
Kelly’s architectural “thought experiment” proposes a new building to add to a cluster of four “eminent structures” on the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China. She would realize her theme of “organicity” in several ways. First, the building would match one across the river in height. Second, its bamboo theme would echo the “rock” theme of another structure. An art museum, and traditional Chinese elements in the principal entrance, pick up themes from the other two buildings. Finally, a morning tea restaurant would encourage families to enjoy a part of the building, mitigating the separation between office and home.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.