Emerald Wu

Hidden Room

Spatial hiddenness: Visual and logical exclusion of a space from one’s perception.

The project uses the double spiral ramp as the device to disorient and misguide. Combined with varied wall thickness, and facade treatment, they lead the user into constructing a false mental perception of the interior spaces (3 stories, 4 rooms facing each side). Following the ramp through a series of regular rooms, at the end of the journey, the user discovers the large hidden space and begins to understand the actual interior spatial arrangement.

About The Designer

Emerald Wu is a current graduate student pursuing her M.Arch I degree. She completed her undergraduate studies majoring in Architecture at UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design