Since we are moving toward a “global civilization with many local cultures”, what are the global commonalities that unite these multiple cultures into a singular civilization? In relation to architecture, I explored this through operating on a door.
A door represents a transition and intersection of spaces. In this case, it inhabits multiple cultures into one door. Similar to the idea of the multiple windows, this door is a compilation of multiple ones that is then its own unique (trans)cultural door. The acetate pieces on the bottom displays the individual layers, while the top part of the door shows its combination.
From left to right :
West Javanese door pattern, Moroccan motifs, Modern Malaysian, Chinese, European (Sicily) style, and Jepara (East Javanese) motifs.