少即是爱/LESS IS LOVE
九月，在设计中国北京展览上，建筑师孙大勇(Penda China 创始合伙人）受邀为设计中国北 京展设计了一件体现生态设计理念的装置作品，提倡一种新的生活理念“少即是爱”。
In September, architect Sun Dayong（Founding partner of Penda China） was invited to design an installation work for Design China Beijing exhibition to reflect the ecological design concept and advocate a new attitude toward life known as “Less is Love”.
Every year, human beings are dumping 8 million tons of garbage into the ocean, jeopardizing not only ocean life but also the life of our own. Faced with this serious ecological problem, we human beings must change our traditional way of living. This work, titled “Less is Love”, proposes a new concept of life, i.e., to reduce unnecessary waste and encourage people to sort out waste, which actually should be classified as misplaced resources. Only by correctly understanding and reasonably recycling waste can we reduce it from the source, relieve the environmental burden and pressure caused by human beings, and eventually benefit ourselves.
装置尺寸 8 米乘 8 米，4 米高。主要由金属脚手架结构和 60 个垃圾桶组成。垃圾桶根据生活垃圾的种类分为 六种，厨余残食、一次性竹木餐具和手纸、塑料泡沫、印刷品、玻璃金属、有害及易伤害品，这些是我们日常生活 中的最常见的垃圾物品，但是如果能从源头有效分开放置，就会减轻社区回收人员的工作，从最初步的行为改变做 起。垃圾桶的分类标识也经过了设计，放大的字体和可爱的形象设计都让垃圾桶一改脏乱的印象，设计师希望能让 垃圾桶变成城市的一道美丽的彩虹，所以装置采用了半圆形的结构设计。在合理的结构形式背后还暗含着设计师的 美好愿望。
This 4-meter-tall installation in the size of 8m*8m is fabricated with metal scaffoldings and 60 trash cans. There are six types of domestic waste, i.e. kitchen waste, disposable bamboo & wood tableware and tissue paper, plastic foam, printed matter, metal & glass, hazardous and dangerous items. These are the most common wastes in our daily life. If they can be effectively separated from the source, the workload of recycling staff in the community can be much reduced. Therefore we should start the change from our behaviors. With the elaborately designed classification signage in enlarged characters and lovely images, the trash cans are no longer the byword of dirt and mess. As the designer wishes to make the trash cans a beautiful rainbow in the city, the installation adopts a semi-circle structure which incorporates the designer’s inspiring idea into the structural rationality.
This work was first presented at the main venue of Design China Beijing at National Agricultural Exhibition Center, and then invited to the themed exhibition Dear Trash during Beijing Design Week. All trash cans will be given away to the communities implementing waste classification after the exhibition, thus encouraging the engagement of more citizens into the waste classification.
Less wastage and less waste will leave more spaces and opportunities for other creatures, and will make us cherish more what we own at the same time. This is a kind of love.
Name: LESS IS LOVE
Chief Designer: Sun Dayong, Wan Shuyan
Team: Penda China Architecture
Material: Steel pipe, trash can
尺寸：8 米×8 米×4 米
时间：2019年 9 月
Date: September, 2019
Exhibition Location：Beijing Agricultural Exhibition Hall and Jiuxianqiao
Photographer: Xia Zhi