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Paul Phaisinchaiaree

Paul Phaisinchaiaree

Torrance, CA, US

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Embassy of German Provinces

Inspired by the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp where the layout of the camp itself is designed to look for any activity from one spot. It is called the Panopticon.  In this particular project, the prime spot about the site is the hitler’s bunker. Reusing this exact location to reverse the logic where the project reembrace the fact about the this used to be a negative mark.  Reenforcing with pedestrian paths and bike paths to enhance this new central point. Bleeding trees from Teir Garden on the other side of the street into the site is a way to make a visual connection with its surroundings.  Since Berlin is a bike city, and people love to gather around on the outside, there is a hugh ramp that slopes down to create a place for people to chill and hangout.  In addition, this ramp also connects to an underground U-bahn and S-bahn stations which allows people from somewhere else to catch the event using an existing transportation system.  Using an analysis of the Dutch Embassy to understand how an embassy is designed in order to design the sixteen state provinces embassy of Germany in Berlin.  Size of each embassy is varied which based directly on the population of each state.  Furthermore, a mietskaserne typology has been studied where the typology is about the existing of a courtyard.  To make this typology more useful for today date, the project rotate the courtyard system horizontally to create views and connections between each embassy itself.  Not only allowing a visual connection to be made, however; it also let these spaces to be designed as a public space for other uses.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Berlin, Germany
Additional Credits: Partner: Victor Monge

 
Urban Site Plan
Urban Site Plan
Site Approach
Site Approach
Mietskaserne Typlogy
Mietskaserne Typlogy
Dutch Embassy Analysis
Dutch Embassy Analysis
Photo Collage - Mini Tiergarten
Photo Collage - Mini Tiergarten
Photo Collage - Event Space
Photo Collage - Event Space
Photo Collage - View toward Jewish Memorial
Photo Collage - View toward Jewish Memorial
Photo Collage - Street View
Photo Collage - Street View
Photo Collage - View toward Leipzigar Platz
Photo Collage - View toward Leipzigar Platz
Transverse Section
Transverse Section
Longitude Section
Longitude Section

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