community & architecture

The Useless Frame named after Zhongzi’s “Uselessness has far-reaching effects”.

An independent frame without an obvious use, contains the countless possibility of spacial creation.

Very often, we use the concept of usefulness to define objects. If we only abide by these standards, we are likely to give up those things which are considered as useless.

Yet “useless” itself can have far reaching effects, beyond a single standard. To break away from the idea of “use”, is to abandon the prejudice of a “tool”; in doing so, we can achieve a higher realm of far-reaching effect.

無方: 名字取自莊子 「無用方有大用」

外表看似一個獨立, 看不到實際用徐的方框, 其實蘊含著創造無數空間的可能。

很多時候,我們都會以有用無用這對概念去幫我們思考問題。我們對於什麼是有用、什麼是無用,又很多時候會限制於一般社會對有用無用的標準。如果我們只按這些標準做抉擇,我們很可能會輕易放棄那些被大眾視為無用的事物,而看不見它們其他的可能性。

「無用」的真正目的也是為了求一己之大用,而不拘束侷限在單一有用的框框內。跳脫「用」的一個觀念,拋棄 「器」的一個成見,往往在超越之後通到了一個更高的境界,也就是所謂的「無用方有大用」。

Completion: May 2017
Location: Blue House, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Initiated by: HKCSS, St. James' Settlement
Donors: Citi Foundation
Size: approx 1.73 m3
Team: Mark Kingsley, Maggie Ma, Sunny Wu, Vicky Li, Bryony Lau