hennessy rd. HK

People are often understood as entourage in architectural representations. When realized, architecture can be understood as Mies claimed, as the infrastructure where life may take place - as container, shell, or background to the subject, or entourage. This thesis investigates the role of entourage in architecture - its representation and realization.

In an extreme condition, such as a mass demonstration, the public space is reshaped by the over-occupation of people. The subject-object relationship of the entourage and architecture define the value of the demonstration. This thesis sets forth a premise for further objectifying the built environment through manipulating reflectivity, appropriating normative materiality, and intervening in bodily relationships in order to construct a more democratic public space.