mel feng - wood

Mel Feng

MA Design and Environment

My research has focused on the development, and further augmentation of Juhani Pallasmaa’swork on the phenomenological experience of architecture, and space more generally, by considering how it can be further developed in relationship to various South-East Asian Cosmologies and theories of correspondence. I have particularly focused on further developing the design implications and possibilities of the Chinese categories of wood, fire, earth, metal and water, and how these might inform new types of architectural design, conceptualisation, and representation. I have also considered other fields in which these ideas have been applied like Geomancy, FengShui, Astrology, and various forms of Alternative Medicine; all to rethink the compositional logic and purpose of architecture.