this is a design project from 2008.
this is a design project from 2008.
The project takes its formal inspiration from the modular geometric properties of crystal formations, emulating both the unit form of the single crystal and complex habits of crystal aggregation which suggest patterns of urban growth. The aggregate model allows for varied interior and interstitial spaces to emerge, and allows the site to grow over time while retaining a continuity of form.
Through the use of panels on a gradient of colors and transparencies over the entire site, the building-aggregate attains a crystalline quality which greatly adds to the imageability of the area while retaining human scale and avoiding monumentality.