Architecture is humans’ primary task for making a livable environment.
If we regard architecture as an action, it should be related to time. Because the so-called "construction" is to shape the world that has been incubated but not yet formed. Architecture is not always mirroring the past, we can not ignore its leading role in shaping the future.
Architecture is also about form. Architects work to realize an order and influence people's consciousness through these forms. Such a creation originated from the spirit provokes the passion toward architectural form; it is then that we experience the sense of beauty.
In the past, it means that architecture is humane. Through some intuition, and the inseparable assimilation of soul, mind, and body, architects explore the non-material factors in vision and emotion. Architecture is technical and formed with the help of tools and machines. As architecture needs to face the emerging new environment and challenges, new tools are necessary. At the same time, architecture is also social, and the production of architecture depends on group cooperation, which is formed by the endeavor and talent of each person. Architecture connects people. Individuals‘ existence and collective prosperity become the meaning of architecture. It enables everyone involved to understand the common theme and value.
Today, we are once again entering a brand new era. In a world composed of signs, codes, and virtual images, the former cognition and feelings are experiencing unprecedented challenges. Now, when all that is solid melts into air, triggers dialogues: What will space, texture, and physical properties that bring us visual and physical feelings mean? What is eternal? What is changing? What is concrete? What is abstract? What is rational? What is the feeling? ... This further invokes deliberation on what is the form of architecture, what gives architecture the form, and how to understand such form.
"Forming the future" presents three works that may discuss Ruins, Fragments, and Digitals. The presentation of such concepts and the expression of relevant practices may not necessarily become a response to this ever-changing era. What truly matters is the gesture to confront the challenges with clear intentions.