Yuliang Kang  Studio 

The starting point for the design came from the question: What is the contemporary value of the postcard in the digital age? The proposal uses the redesigned postcard as a medium in Lowestoft's overall tourism program to establish a connection between the visitor and the environment.

Insertion as a strategy, the dilapidated post office was renewed as a postcard pavillion, using it as the first and last station on the visitor's journey, creating a "gap" in daily life.

The design language of the space reorganises the aesthetic character of the site. The pavillion acts as an extension of the cornice, dividing the space into two parts that serve the beginning and end of the journey

  1. Reiko Yamazaki 
  2. Ella Doran

Specia Thanks
  1. Shichen Zhou


lowestoft is a settlement located in the far east of England. As a port town it grew out of the fishing industry and became a traditional seaside resort. It has wide sandy beaches and a variety of different services can be enjoyed here. However, tourism in the area has stagnated due to the COVID-19.
Post office in Lowestoft

The lowestoft post office is located in the High Street of lowestoft, built in 1873, and it is a Grade II listed building. The facade has five bays, the first of which is the main entrance and exit, with the delivery box in the middle.

The building has a number of floors, the ground floor vestibule being the oldest part of the building and serving as a post office for the public. The rest of the building is used for office purposes.

The front room was chosen as the site for the insertion, based on the context of tourism.


This series of paintings documents the spatial elements of the entrance to the post office as well as its deterioration.


Although the post office is no longer in use, the actions of the past have left traces of the space. These traces act as clues and easily draw the visitor into the story of what happened in the past.

Here, I was very interested in the four gaps that shape the identity of the oldest room in the post office.

From cornice to space

The blurring of boundaries that Cornice brings is intoxicating, and how to bring in this ambiguity into the space became my proposition.

Spatial generation
Based on the space explored, I tried to intensify the colour contrasts in the room through the passages.


The first and last stop for visitors to Lowestoft.
A place to refocus attention on the travel “gap”,
A stop to encapsulate memories.


:       Why don't we buy postcards now?
:       I don’t know.
:       I think social platforms can do the same thing. It's more efficient.
:       But digital can never convey the physical.

Mind the gap

Insertion,Tourism,Memories,Objects,Encapsulation, Reuse,Geometric,Continuity