Waking Ideas Publishing - Culture & Critics Corner
Written By Danny Nicolas
The complex is in two parts. One volume is separated from the rest of the building and hovers above the entrance area where it extends 7 meters above water below. The water covers the second, lower volume. Walkways lie at the water line, connecting meeting rooms distinguished by vibrant colors. The building itself and its reflection along the water’s surface is a condition that challenges the concept of time and space within the architecture.
The reflections and glares of the water modify the perception of the architecture and the experience of the space. These moments of light are exaggerated with the design of light beams located in the cuts of the suspended volumes. The volume itself also becomes a mirror to the reflections on the water’s surface and the building below, giving the image a more ephemeral quality.
Published on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.