The horizontal concrete bands imply a solid wall but have unique penetrations to provide a porous and solid justaposition of material. This dynamic motion confronts the urban waterfront, transitions into the facade and is embedded into the Tay River. A fluid language between context and building envelope literally flow into the river to capture the rise and fall of the water’s tide. Thus, the stepped waterfront is a variable use system which affords users to interact with the site and the river as they change.
In order to create a dynamic space, the concept of dynamic horizontal bands was incorporated into every aspect of the museum; the site, the facade, the roof. These general affects are inherent to the museum’s enclosure. Additionally, museum curating and circulation are unique to this building because they follow the logic of the dynamic horizontal bands. In order to differentiate, the cores and floor plates juxtapose the facade; the floors act as varied viweing plates that allow the user to literally move from main circulation embedded into the facade onto the plates. This motion repeats itself and in order to move through the building, one must always return to the facade in order to walk to the next plate. Certain wall elements are further extruded into shelves to house curated museum pieces.
Status: School Project
Location: Dundee, UK.
My Role: Design, drawings, diagrams, renderings, physical model making, and presentation
Additional Credits: Itzli Ceja