Treasured Memory

Memory Projection Mapping: Tracing the Past

Memories are never spontaneous but always breathed within something, which is imbued and diffused. This thesis explores lived memories and their spatial relationship to architecture. It focuses on the ability of space to transfer feelings of nostalgia and explores slippages of memories as a design catalyst.

Early modles
Hand Drawn Room Arrangements (Left), Routes to the Park (Right) and Light Projections
Superimposed Models: The layered models impose the concept of ‘palimpsest,’ which is a metaphor for the human condition, mimicking the way our experiences and memories are layered within our bodies - projecting the interconnectedness of the memories through the work of light and shadows.

Memories are intertwined with places, offering stability to unstable remembrances. Janet Donohoe writes, “Things Remembered are intrinsically associated with places, as the places provide the backdrop to the action of our lives.” Our sensory engagement with the architecture and atmosphere enriches our experiences, and so do the memories. Places, as the lived and experienced worlds, are mandatory in our lives; the spatial encounters allow a sudden exchange and deep-dive into those pasts, leaving us with a compounding experience.

Lifetime Collages: places of Mother and Daughter
Past Trace Projections: touches through our eye
Lifetime Timeline of Mother and Daughter

This project proposes a Memory Museum, which explores the relationship between mother and daughter and examines how different pieces of memories can intertwine together. It is where mother and daughter stand together after all these years of the pandemic and understand the gaps between each other. The Memory Museum highlights the importance of connecting through memory and how spatial environments are crucial in experiencing. This has been investigated through a methodology of superimposition, highlighting the correlation between things we see and remember and further placing the memories in the same position as the present. Although it is not a built project or aiming to build, it is a spatial exhibition project, where the projections of things remind us of our old days and lead us to jump into the nostalgic moments hidden inside.

For those who cast an eye over this thesis, it introduces fascinating experiences that will lead them to their inner library and fill up the authenticity of their memories. Pulled-out pieces of traces create a temporal flow that captures this project's intention; to understand the intersectionality in the collective relationship and its correlation to the places through sharing and recognising different memorised places.

Hand Drawn Plans of Remembered Places
Modelsss 1
Layered Model Photos
Axonometric drawings of the Models: Indication of Superimposition