VOLUME - CASCADING, 2017

ARCHITECTURAL MODEL (WOOD, FOAM CORE)

30 x 30 x 36 IN

ONE OF THREE PROPOSALS FOR "A STUDY ON LINE, PLANE & VOLUME"

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 

COMBINING THE TECTONICS OF THE SHUTTERS AND THE PROGRESSION OF LANDSCAPE STAIR, THIS PROJECT IS MADE OF CONTINUOUS RIBBONS THAT FLOW, TILT, AND CONVERGE INTO A TOPOGRAPHY OF ROOMS, LANDINGS, SEATINGS, AND STEPS.

THE ASCENDING STAIRCASE DEFINES THE EXTERIOR WITH A ROUTE TO THE SUMMIT THE STRUCTURE. CLIMBERS COULD GLIMPSE AT THE INTERIOR THROUGH GAPS OF THE TILTING RIBBONS AND IN BETWEEN STAIRS. 

 

WHEN DESCENDING THROUGH THE INTERIOR, THE VISITORS COULD EXPERIENCE THE GALLERY ROOMS, WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING THE CHANCES THAT THEY ARE BEING WATCHED BY THE ASCENDERS.

TO RECREATE THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE WATERFALL, I ENVISIONED CASCADING TO BE AN ART GALLERY LOCATES ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT LIKE HONG KONG. THE ASCENDING NATURE OF BOTH THE HILL AND THE STRUCTURE COULD MERGE INTO ONE CONTINUOUS EXPERIENCE.

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