2GBX, 2010 spring
Instructor: Marcelo Spina
Collaborator: Kim Lagercrantz
Exploring the 2D and 3D qualities of flatness and contemporary Japanese pop-culture, we intend to develop system of color, texture and plastic that will produce multiple affect and various degree of sensation.
Relating to the urban obsession for the surface, the envelope becomes the prime target for an architectural escape that offers immediate satisfaction. Although our building may appear as a solid from the exterior, the interior reveals a new kind of special condition developed from the initial two-dimensional digital drawing applied to the surface. Articulated as floating exhibition chambers, the elongated rooms open up to outside revealing views over the city. From the exterior, they appear as glowing stars on façade.
We seek qualities of the ephemeral and temporal a sense of continuity, but also a clear special transition, which reinforce the similarities as well as unexpected difference. We are interested in this relationship, the juxtaposition of different qualities of space. And the effect it may produce. Reaching the opening, color becomes darker, texture deeper, while the epicenter is white, revealing a blush inside which eventually fades into new color. Using color we maximize contrast between surface and chamber, flat and volumetric, massing and interstitial.
Status: School Project