Nefos by Naïve People Design

transforming the non-material lifestyle into a physical depiction



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The project Nefos was built as the result of an international architecture design competition named Cook8 in which the organizers asked architects and designers around the world to imagine a restaurant experience for 8 people in the Benaki Museum of Greece that reflect our contemporary time.

▼展厅外览,the overview of  Nefos ©Jiyao Weng

随着现代的技术社会的到来,人们通过计算机算法创建的非物质平台比以往任何时候都更加贴近生活。人们已经习惯于运用Apple的iCloud或者Facebook、 Instagram等社交媒体去策划自己的生活, Nefos作品正是揭示了这种云数据模糊了我们实际生活的事实。

As a response we believe that with the advent of the technophile society that we are part of nowadays, we live more than ever our life through immaterial platforms created by computer algorithms. From Apple’s iCloud to our curated lifestyle on social media such as Facebook and Instagram, the physical reality of life is blurred by our immaterial existence on a Cloud that we are naming Nefos.

▼白色织物打造虚幻效果,white fabric creates an unreal effect ©Jiyao Weng

▼仰视展厅顶部,looking up at the top of the exhibition hall ©Jiyao Weng


▼设计平面,the plan

Therefore, Nefos is a material depiction of the immaterial way of living, and consequently we imagine, in the context of creating new eating rituals with respect to our zeitgeist, the building of a structure that encompasses an orgy wherein reality and falsehood are to be reflected as verisimilitude through 24 mirrors, and wherein our life and the reflection of our life are to be put into physical as well as visual contact. Because we are constantly living in a blur, shifting between our reality and our curated portrayal, to experience Nefos is to feast on the contributions of our social network, to see what our peers will bring to the table, and most importantly to interact with each other through the realness as well as the falseness of a technophile way of life.

▼24个镜子表现整体逼真度,reality and falsehood reflected as verisimilitude through 24 mirrors ©Jiyao Weng

▼8人餐厅体验,8-person restaurant experience ©Jiyao Weng


▼立面图,the elevation

Type: International Pavillion Competition, 1st Prize
Location: Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Client: Benaki Museum and Domés Architecture Review Project Year: 2018
Area: 38m
Team: Felix Chun Lam, Yi Ran Weng, with the collaboration of Ziyang Luo
Construction: Domés, Epikyklos, Veta S.A.

Photographs: Jiyao Weng (翁寄遥)
Status: Built

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